Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Jar Shaped "Happy Holidays" Christmas Album

Hello sweet friends! Today is National Mason Jar Day so I made something cute!! It's a little Christmas scrapbook that uses one of my Acrylic Jar Shaped Albums and the Candy Cane Lane collection. This would be a really unique gift or, create it for yourself and add photos of the winter and holiday season!

Jar Shaped Christmas Album for holiday photos by Artsy Albums

The acrylic album is available in my shop and comes with two 5"x8" clear covers made of high quality 1/8" thick acrylic, 4 white card stock pages, 2 page templates for cutting patterned paper, and 1 binding ring.

Mason Jar Shaped Acrylic Christmas Album with hearts

On the cover, I added the Happy Holidays title sticker from the This & That 12x12 sticker sheet. Note: The white mat behind the title sticker is included with my acrylic album. So if you want to use a different Doodlebug collection or you buy more than one jar album, ANY This & That sticker in this shape will fit on the white mat. 

I also added a bunch of cute puffy heart stickers to the cover. These are a brand-new product by Doodlebug Design and I just love them!

Aren't they so cute? They add lots of dimension so everyone's going to want to touch them. Lol! I've included them in the product links below.

Mason Jar Shaped Christmas Scrapbook Album for holiday photos

Now, for the inside ... I covered each of the white pages with a 12x12 pattern paper and made different sized photo mats. These can be adjusted to the sizes of your own pictures. All of the die cuts above are from the Odds & Ends or the Chit Chat. I love how the round "Home for the Holidays" shape fits in the lid space!

Mason Jar Shaped Christmas Scrapbook Album Pages with Santa

Wouldn't this scrapbook make a really sweet gift for Christmas? You could create it for a family member, friend, neighbor, teacher, baby sitter, dog walker, or a co-worker. 

Give it as a hostess gift on Christmas Day if your visiting a friend's home. Or ... as a thank you to someone who's watching your house, feeding your cat, or watering your plants while your away.

Jar Shaped Christmas Scrapbook Album with Reindeer, stockings, & gifts

My cute Christmas album was fun and simple. I played a little holiday music while I worked on it and it made me so happy! I've shown you all the pages above so you can easily replicate this. Don't forget the music! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mason Mason Jar Shaped Christmas Scrapbook Album

My Jar Shaped Acrylic Album is available in the shop and makes such a great DIY scrapbook project. It's fun shape can be used for ANY theme but today, mine was all about Christmas!

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Friday, November 25, 2022

New! The Elf Movie Scrapbook Mini Album

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Today, I've created a unique mini album that's also an ornament! It's titled "Elf" and it's based on the 2003 Christmas comedy film starring Will Ferrell. I designed this with a Paper House Collection and I think it's a perfect keepsake (or gift idea!) for any fan of the movie, the actor, or ... of Christmas!

Buddy Elf movie scrapbook album by Artsy Albums

This accordion style album measures 3.75" x 4.75" and features Buddy the Elf in his iconic green and yellow elf suit. It has two clear acrylic covers (with a hanger in the back) and ties together with a white ribbon.

Buddy Elf movie Christmas scrapbook album with Will Ferrell

The inside has more of your favorite Christmas elf, doing everything he can to spread Christmas cheer for all to hear. It includes fun stickers, gold metallic paper, great quotes, and cards with illustrations from the movie.

Elf movie Christmas scrapbook mini album with narwhal

There are 10 pages that include 9 flippies and 1 pocket. You can see in the picture above, that the pocket is tucked underneath a fun flippie. I've added a bunch of cute cards that can be used as mats for small photos or for journaling. And check out the Mr. Narwhal card on the right. It folds out to display ...

Elf movie scrapbook mini album page with winter scene

... this fun page! "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!" Lol!!

Buddy Elf movie Christmas scrapbook album page with Will Ferrell

With the hanger designed into the back acrylic cover, you can fill this mini with photos and hang it on a tree, a wreath, or an ornament stand. You can also set it out on a shelf as a fun addition to your holiday decor.

Elf movie Christmas scrapbook album page with Will Ferrell

"Santa is coming!" ... soooo, time to check some people off your list! This would make a really fun present for an Elf fan, a cute stocking stuffer, or a secret Santa gift. So unique!

Elf movie Christmas scrapbook album page with Will Ferrell

Anyone who's familiar with the movie, whether they're scrapbookers or not, will have fun putting this together. The kit is simple, has step-by-step instructions, and makes a great activity for all ages, teens to adults!

Elf movie Christmas scrapbook mini album

If you haven't seen this movie, you should! It's a lighthearted, funny Christmas film that tells the tale of a young orphan child who accidentally crawls into Santa's gift bag on Christmas Eve. He's taken back to the North Pole and raised as an elf. Years later Buddy learns he's not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York City to find his true identity.

Hop over to my shop to get your Elf Mini Album today. Don't be a cotton headed ninny muggins and miss out!

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thankful Scrapbook Mini Album with Doodlebug

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Sending warm wishes your way and hoping you and your family are having a wonderful holiday. I'm so grateful for all of you. Today, I have a new mini album to share that's titled "Thankful". It's shaped like a basket and filled with lots of smiling faces and Doodlebug cuteness!

Thankful Basket Shaped Scrapbook Mini Album

I created this with the Farmer's Market collection and a Doodlebug cutting file that will be available in Lori Whitlock's shop soon. I love all the colorful die cuts and those little white flower blossoms on the cover! 

Thankful Scrapbook Mini Album for fall photos

Inside, I added matching die cuts to the backside of those on the front. They're all from the Veggie Garden Odds and Ends and with so many great pieces in the package, you'll have plenty to play with! 

Thankful Scrapbook Mini Album pages with fruits and veggies

I layered a different 12x12 print
on top of the white card stock pages. They're bright, colorful, & perfect for fall.

Thankful Scrapbook Album Page with bright colors, flowers, and veggies

Each page has a circular mat that can be used for photos or journaling. To make these, I used a 3" scalloped circle punch and a 2.5" circle punch. 

Thankful Scrapbook Album page for fall photos

This album would be wonderful filled with photos of family and friends, fall events, farm or farmers market pictures, or your special memories from Thanksgiving.

Thankful Scrapbook Mini Album page with vegetables

What about ... giving this as a gift and inside, you could list all the reasons why you're thankful to have that person in your life. I love that!

Thankful Scrapbook Mini Album page for farmer's market photos

This album would also make an amazing little gratitude journal. Each round mat could be used for writing. This is a great way to create the habit of focusing more on the positive aspects of your life.

Thankful Scrapbook Mini Album Page for fall and autumn photos

I am "so thankful" for Doodlebug and being able to share this project with you. I hope everyone has fun creating with the Farmer's Market Collection and a wonderful holiday celebrating with loved ones. ๐Ÿงก 

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

New Scrapbooking Supplies at Artsy Albums

Hello friends! Look what's coming to the shop on Friday. NEW scrapbook supplies! I've always carried adhesive but now, I'll also be adding more of my favorite products. You will find them listed under "Scrapbook Supplies". Simply add them to your cart with your next purchase (or buy them as needed) and they'll be shipped out asap. Below are some photos and a quick description of each. 

I use these items every day and consider them a staple in my craft room. No matter what new collection I'm playing with, I'll always have a need for twine, sprinkles, scissors, rulers, glue pens, and punches.

  • Doodlebug Chunky Twine is a must have for me. The chunky version is hard to find so I'll be adding it to my shop in Ladybug, Tangerine, Bumblebee, Lilac, Beetle Black, Bubble Blue, Bon Bon, and Gray. Each package includes 20 yards of 20-ply cotton twine that is made of 100 percent cotton and is scrapbook safe.

  • Enamel Dots and Heart Sprinkles are another essential. I love the rainbow colors and the shine. I'll be listing a big variety and on Friday, they'll be ON SALE!!

  • The EK Tools Medium Circle Punch has a patented thumb lever and a longer reach which makes the squeeze action even easier. It's lightweight, labeled with the size, and locks shut for storage.
  • The Tim Holtz Design Ruler is clear with a tapered acrylic straight edge on one side (for measuring lengths and drawing lines) and a metal straight edge on the other side (for cutting). In between are two sets of measurements, a grid measured in quarter inches, and holes spaced 1/8 of an inch apart for piercing. It's lightweight and sturdy.
  • The Cutter Bee Scissors are 5", compact and come with a protective safety cap. They're perfect for cutting small details but I use them on EVERYTHING. I have many in my scrapbook room and ... all over my house, lol.

Adhesives ... we always need these!! 

  • The Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares (or pop dots) give die-cuts and embellishments a bit of dimension to your projects. They're easy to use ... just peel, stick, and they create a permanent hold. Each package contains 126 archival-safe acid-free squares that can be trimmed down to suit your needs.  
  • The Tonic Studios Craft Perfect Double Sided Redline Tape measures 1/4" x 16 feet and is acid free. I use this to create a strong, durable, and permanent hold on my pockets
  • The Squeeze and Roll ZIG 2 Way Glue Pen is great for small details and it's is acid- and xylene-free. Just squeeze the grip and roll to dispense a thin line of blue glue. For a permanent bond, adhere the items immediately. For a temporary bond, wait for the blue glue to turn clear, then adhere. 

I'll have a new kit in the shop Friday (yay!) so be sure to check out my supplies and replenish what you need. These add-ons are a great way to get your order over $100 so you get free shipping!

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Gingerbread Cookie Mini Scrapbook Album

Hey guys, today is National Gingerbread Cookie Day and I have something adorable to share with you that's sure to brighten your Monday morning!

As a new Doodlebug Christmas collection is introduced, I'm often eager to use up my stash from older lines. It's my way of reminding myself to use up the supplies I already have. So with that in mind, I created this "sweet" little shaped mini.

Gingerbread Christmas Scrapbook Album By Artsy Albums

Isn't she cute!! I started with a cutting file from Doodlebug's Christmas Magic Collection called Gingerbread Man (link below). I cut the base out of white cardstock and top pieces out of Petite Prints Linen in Kraft. Then, I added a gingham bow and cute pink cheeks to make her a girl!

Gingerbread Shaped Scrapbook Album Pages

Inside, I used 12x12 paper and embellishments from the Christmas Magic and Night Before Christmas Collections. I searched for all the cute gingerbread prints, die cuts, and stickers that I could find but ended up adding a little bit of everything!

Gingerbread Shaped Christmas Scrapbook Page

Gingerbread Shaped Christmas Scrapbook Page with cookie and gift

Wouldn't this mini be perfect for photos of a cookie party, exchange or swap? Or, what about a day of baking, decorating gingerbread houses, or going to see a display of these amazing candy covered houses? How fun!

Gingerbread Shaped Christmas Scrapbook Page with house and gumdrops

Loving this gingerbread die cut and the tiny enamel gumdrops!! You can find those sprinkles here

Gingerbread Shaped Christmas Scrapbook Album for holiday photos

This would also make a great Christmas or hostess gift. Imagine showing up to a holiday event with this in hand. So cute and you'd look like such a creative rock star. ;)

Gingerbread Shaped Christmas Scrapbook Page with candy canes

Check out the gingerbread cookie peeking over the photo mat in this photo! Ha! Love him, love that pink Dancing Sugarplums paper, and I love this little shaped mini album. I hope it made you smile today and inspires something crafty!

Below are some of the products that are still available. You can also check Starlit Studio here and here!

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Holly Jolly Christmas Scrapbook Album

Happy Fridaaaay! Yay, it's here!! Today, I'm introducing my newest scrapbook album created with Doodlebug's adorable Candy Cane Land Collection! It's titled Holly Jolly Christmas and it's packed with the cutest, most fun elements. I can't wait to show you!

Christmas Scrapbook Album with colorful trees and a shaker

To purchase the instructions for this project visit:

I used a festive red 6x8 inch Simple Stories binder (all product links below) and added tons of fun to the cover. Doesn't it look like a pretty little Christmas tree farm? It has PINK trees! Yesssss!!

Christmas Scrapbook Album with Tree Shaker

And, this really fun element ... a Christmas Tree Shaker-pops covered in tiny ornaments and filled with even tinier beads! How cute is that? This album's cover is sweet, festive, and I just absolutely adore it. 

Candy Cane Lane Christmas Scrapbook Page with polka dot car and snowman

Next up, is a polka dot car with peppermint hub caps and a winter scene paper that's now, one of my new favorites. 

This Candy Cane Lane collection has a beautiful color palette with icy blues for winter, red and white candy cane colors, greens that are as fresh as the trees, and a modern touch of pink. 

Christmas Scrapbook Album Page with envelope & letter for Santa

Above is a folding page and inside ... an envelope! Perfect for saving a letter to Santa, a special Christmas card, a note, or additional photos. I love the little reindeer and that teeny tiny holiday mail!

Christmas Scrapbook Album Page with clear snowflake pockets and houses

Another fun element is this clear acetate snowflake pocket filled with lots of colorful house die cuts. You can use the backside of these for journaling or as mats for small photos. 

Candy Cane Lane Christmas Scrapbook Album Page

This page is packed with tons of interactive elements. Those two blue polka dot cards are flippies. They have magnets that hold onto the rainbow striped paper, which ... is actually a pocket!!

Christmas Scrapbook Page with firplace and stockings

The top flippie has a small mat over the fireplace for a family photo, just like in real life!  It's a perfect spot to add one of those tiny photos from the index card you get when you have your photos printed.

Christmas Scrapbook Album with pocket and cards

AND THEN ... once you open the flippies, there are 2 photo mats
inside the pocket that have colorful scalloped circle tabs to pull them out with. So many goodies & photo space packed into 1 page!

Christmas Scrapbook Album with vellum page

Here, I added a semi transparent vellum page with a pretty holly border. I just love mixing different sized pages and materials into my albums.

Christmas Scrapbook Album Page with red door card, santa and reindeer

Check out this cutie!! I made a small red door die cut into a flippie. It even has a Merry Christmas welcome mat and Santa and his reindeer flying overhead.

Christmas Scrapbook Page with folding cards, Santa, and wreath

So, what do you think? Isn't it adorable? And I've only pointed out some of the fun elements. Imagine how many more there are on the pages you haven't seen! 

If you love Doodlebug cuteness, Christmas scrapbooks, unique details, pretty colors, and having fun ... you're going to ๐Ÿ’— this album!!! Hang on ... it needs more !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There we go! 

Update: This kit has sold out but I've added the links for the Instructions and the products used below. My instructions are simple, step-by-step and include measurements and full color photos of each page. Happy scrappin'!

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