Saturday, October 1, 2022

Fall Cards for World Card Making Day!

October 1st is World Card Making Day! This is a fun reminder of the importance of making cards and paper crafts (which you know, I love!) and how they can be used to create memories and connect with others. Yay! I'm all about it and ready to celebrate, so ... I made some festive fall cards to honor the day. Take a look ...

How cute are these?! I used the Doodlebug Pumpkin Spice Collection and some adorable Doodle-pops. Each card is A2 size at 4.25"x 5.5" and they were super fun to make. I can't wait to send them out!

For this Happy Fall Y'all card, I used white cardstock and papers from the 6x6 paper pad. The cute little mug is the Doodle-pops called Pumpkin Spice and I layered it on top of a 3" circle and a 3.5" scalloped circle.
(Product links below, including the punches used.) 

I found the word bubble in the Chit Chat, added the 2 enamel hearts from the Doodle-pops and voila! Perfect lil card for sending someone a whole latte love, lol!

Next up is this sweet little Hello card with a friendly bear and 2 enamel bees. I layered the Petite Prints Gingham and Linen in swimming pool on top of the white cardstock. Then, I added the tiny 6x6 leaf print and the bear sticker from the 12x12 sticker sheet. 

For more dimension (and to double the cuteness!), I layered the Beary Cute Doodle-pops on top of the matching bear sticker and finished it off with the little bees. I think this one is my favorite!

My last one is the Hello Pumpkin Card. I love the smiling faces on these pumpkin die cuts ... especially the one peeking through the fence! I used white cardstock, a 6x6 striped print, and die cuts from the Odds and Ends and Chit Chat. 

These cards make such a simple, FUN project ... your littles could even help you make them. And think of how meaningful it is to the recipient that you handmade them a card. Fun project for you AND you make someone's day brighter. Sounds like a win win to me!! 

Happy World Card Making Day everyone!

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Friday, September 30, 2022

2 NEW Fall Scrapbook Album Kits!

Hello everyone & happy Friday! Today, I have 2 exciting kits to share with you. They're perfect for the fall season yet very different from each other in the best ways. You can pick your favorite or ... buy them both! 🧡

First up ... is my clear acrylic scrapbook titled "Happy Together". It's a beautiful mini album that's perfect for your favorite photos of fall, family, home, a vacation or your wonderful Thanksgiving Day memories. 

Fall Happy Together Scrapbook Album

I designed it with the Simple Stories, Vintage Country Harvest collection and my custom 4x7 inch Scallop Edge Acrylic Album. The cute scallops run down one side of the front and back covers. This acrylic album comes in the kit but it's also available separately in my shop and can be used for ANY scrapbook project.

Fall Scrapbook Album with Wood Leaf Charm

I added a laser cut wooden leaf charm, twine and plaid ribbon to the top book ring. Love the little detail!

Fall Scrapbook Album Pages with leaves, flowers,  and butterfly

Inside there are 12 pages that include 2 fold-outs, 3 flippies, 1 pocket and space for 20+ photos. The autumn colors in this collection are really pretty and I love the little butterflies here and there throughout the album.

Fall Scrapbook Album Page with pocket

The pocket has cards inside that you can use as mats for photos or journaling. It's also a perfect spot for a favorite fall recipe, a special greeting card, or tickets.

Fall Scrapbook Album for photos of family and friend

The smaller size and shape of this album makes it a unique present for someone or ... an amazing hostess gift for Thanksgiving! Such a great idea and a really nice way to show your appreciation. And after the holiday, they will have a keepsake to fill with photos from the day.

Fall Acrylic Scrapbook Album with scalloped edge and pumpkins

You could also dedicate this album to pictures from a vacation. Maybe you're exploring a new city or a National park. Take photos of the changing leaves and all the fun you're having with friends and family.

Next up, is my slightly larger album titled "Fall". This beautiful scrapbook will be a preorder and begin shipping mid October, if not sooner.

Fall Autumn Scrapbook Album for friend and family photos

I designed this one with the Simple Stories, Harvest Market Collection and a pretty 6x8 inch teal binder. So, the size is larger and it has twice as many pages! There are 24 that include 3 fold-out pages, 2 pockets, and 6 fun interactive flippies.

Fall Autumn Scrapbook Album Page with colorful pumpkins

The inside cover sets the tone with a cheerful greeting. I love the Hello Autumn card! There's also an interesting spot for journaling and lots of colorful pumpkins.

Fall Autumn Scrapbook layout with folding page

With the change in seasons, comes fun activities and new photo opportunities! Here are some fall activity ideas that would be great for this album ...

Fall Autumn Scrapbook Album Page for friend and family photos

... a fall festival, the pumpkin patch, Halloween, apple picking, a corn maze, a high school homecoming parade, football games, Thanksgiving, and all the colorful outdoor changes. It’s a wonderful time for pictures.

Fall Autumn Scrapbook Album Page with pumpkins and a pocket

And this larger sized album can definitely handle all the fun! It has space for 60+ photos so be sure to take pictures, print them (people tend to forget this part, lol), and save them in this beautiful fall keepsake.

Fall Autumn Scrapbook Layout with pocket and journaling cards

With 2 pockets, you can add holiday recipes, tickets from an activity or event, brochures, postcards, sweet love notes or even a few colorful dried leaves. 

Hop over to my shop today with the links below for more photos of each of these albums. Thanks for stopping by and happy fall y'all!

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

12x12 Great Outdoors Page #2 with Doodlebug

Hello scrappers! Today, I'm sharing my latest Doodlebug Design Team project. It's a cute 12x12 companion page for the layout I created on September 15th. Since I know lots of you love double-page layouts, I created it's mate! In case you missed the first page, here's what it looked like ... 

Great Outdoors 12x12 Scrapbook Page

With the fall season upon us, the Great Outdoors Collection was perfect for this page. It works for everyday photos, camping, hiking, vacations in the mountains, a trip to a National park, or simply enjoying nature. 

Great Outdoors 12x12 Scrapbook Page Layouts

And ... here's the new second page! I like to make the layouts look like they flow together. So for this one, I started by using the same woodgrain paper for the base, then layered a piece of the Happy Camper paper on the left side of the page to follow the design of page 1.

Great Outdoors 12x12 Scrapbook Page for Fall photos

Then I added the blue plaid (called Sleeping Bag) on the right side of the page to tie into the plaid mat and cute trees. I also used the same mat colors on this page, and the pretty floral print for a cohesive look. Perfect for 4 more photos!

Great Outdoors 12x12 Scrapbook Page for fall pictures

A note about the die cuts I used on both pages:  In my last post I told you I used Odds & Ends from the Great Outdoors. I did, but when creating this second page, I realized that some of the odds & ends were actually from the Pumpkin Spice collection. So sorry for this confusion, but it's one reason I love Doodlebug so much ... all of the collections coordinate so well together and I love mixing and matching!

Great Outdoors 12x12 Scrapbook Page for Fall photos

Great Outdoors 12x12 Scrapbook Page for Fall photos

In case you'd like to recreate this layout ... I've added the measurements below. I hope you have fun with this collection and these pages inspire some great projects. Happy crafting!
  • Cabin Fever, woodgrain - 12x12
  • Happy Camper, outdoor scene - 6"x11.5" 
  • Sleeping Bag, blue plaid - 5.5"x11.5"
  • White card stock - 9."x9.75" 
  • Great Outdoors, green mat - 2.75"x3.75"
  • My Favorite Flannel, orange mat - 2.75"x3.75"
  • Bits of nature, yellow mat - 2.75"x3.75" 
  • Wild Flowers, yellow floral - 4" x 5"

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

12x12 Hearth & Home Autumn Layouts

Hi everyone! If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that I recently traveled to Salt Lake City to attend the Simple Stories Get Creative Retreat. It was just amazing and there were so many wonderful classes. Today, I thought I'd share two 12x12 layouts that I made in one of them. 

These pages were designed for a class taught by Jodi Sanford (@makeaprettylife). She used the gorgeous Simple Stories collection called Hearth & Home. I changed up a few small details to make it my own, but overall I loved her designs!

For these autumn inspired layouts, we used 12x12 pattern papers, Bits & Pieces, Page Pieces, self-adhesive brads, and a few sheets from the 6x8 paper pad (product links below).

If you need a little extra spot to journal, you could always turn the black floral paper into a pocket so the cute striped tag could be removable. Perfect for dates, locations, people's names or ... a meaningful story.

Love this patchwork heart.

Aren't these earthy fall colors beautiful? They look so good mixed with the black and woodgrain papers.

These layouts would be perfect for family gatherings, professional photos, a vacation, everyday moments, or even Thanksgiving.

I hope you're inspired by this Simple Stories collection and Jodi Sanford's awesome designs. Below are the links for the products used.

Also, a BIG a thank you to Amber and Kevin Crowell - the owners of Simple Stories, the wonderful staff who helped, and all of the fabulous teachers. I can’t wait until the next one!

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Friday, September 23, 2022

New! Family & Fall Scrapbook Kits

Hello my friends!  I got home from the Simple Stories (AMAZING) Get Creative retreat on Sunday night and have spent the week shipping, and planning, and ordering, and cutting, and packaging, and assembling, and all the things!  So, I'm super excited to share my TWO new kits with you today.

First up ... a new Pumpkin Spice 12x12 page kit.  Six pages, an adorable Doodlebug collection, and a full package of coordinating Odds & Ends die cuts!  What's not to love with this one?  So fun!

12x12 Fall Pumpkin Spice Scrapbook Layout Kit with Doodlebug Designs

I love the colors in this collection. The pop of teal makes me so happy!  And you've told me what makes you happy ... getting lots of pictures on a page and 2-page layouts. So, I got you!!

12x12 Fall Pumpkin Spice Scrapbook Page Layout

Fall 12x12 Pumpkin Spice Scrapbook Page with fall leaves, tractor and truck
With this kit, you'll get three double-page layouts. On these three spreads, you'll be able to fit 24 photos. :) That's a lot of pictures and memories!

Fall 12x12 Scrapbook Page with button detail

Lots of pictures, and LOTS of embellishments and die cuts.  This kit includes a full package of Doodlebug Pumpkin Spice Odds & Ends die cuts, buttons, twine, and enamel dots. 
Fall 12x12 Scrapbook Page with pumpkins and leaves

Fall 12x12 Scrapbook Page with bears, pumpkin, and sunflowers

That's a lot of fun for 6 pages!  You'll even have enough cute die cuts left over to make the pages your own, or save them for another future project :)

Fall 12x12 Scrapbook Page with journaling card

I've also included the adorable journaling cards that go with the collection, because you know me ... it's all about the pictures and the STORY!  So, each layout has a spot for journaling about the pumpkin patch, the fall decorations, the chilly walks through the corn field, the pumpkin spice latte from your favorite coffee shop ... or times spent together with friends and family. 

Okay ... so I could go on and on about this cute page kit but I need to also tell you about my second kit!!!

I'm excited to introduce my Best Family Ever!!  Oh my goodness, I LOVE this one!

Family Scrapbook Album Kit for fall photos

Family Scrapbook Album with beautiful flowers

First of all, can we talk about the pretty fall colors, the watercolor feel, and the texture of Carta Bella's amazing card stock? Beautiful!

Family Scrapbook Album page with folding card

Family Scrapbook Album page with flowers and polka dots

This album is 6x8, uses a wonderful Simple Stories binder, a brand new Carta Bella collection called Homemade, holds 50+ photos, and includes lots of pockets, fold-out pages, and flippie elements.

Family Scrapbook Album page with flower wreath

It's all about family, home, being together, everyday moments ... even fall, Thanksgiving, or other family and friend celebrations would be perfect in this album.

Family Scrapbook Album page with yellow flowers

Family Scrapbook Album page with flowers

Family Scrapbook Album page with pocket and journaling cards

Wouldn't this be a special Christmas or Thanksgiving hostess gift for someone in your family who's hard to buy for?  Fill it with special memories (or let them add their photos) ... who wouldn't love such a thoughtful gift?  

So here are the links for my TWO new kits this week :). Please visit my website for more details, and as always, please follow Artsy Albums @artsyalbums on facebook and instagram to stay up to date!  There's at least one, sometimes two, new kits every Friday!  Yay!!!!

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