Thursday, October 30, 2014

Make It Meaningful: Summer Mini Album

Today I wanted to share a project that's easy to make but also fun to display. We all have certain summer activities we participate in each year. For us it was swimming lessons for many years. For this album, I created a swimming lessons album with a summer theme. This summer scrapbook mini album comes together very easily.

To start this project, I used an Ikea Tolsby Frame. I chose this frame because by removing the frame insert I can easily place a flip album inside the opening. To create the album, I used the Echo Park Paper "Summer Adventure" mini theme, which has the perfect sized journaling cards to serve as the base for this album.

For the inside of the album I used both photos and the cards, along with some embellishments from my stash. I didn't decorate the back side of the album pages because when displayed it would be difficult to see the back of the page.

I then punched holes in the tops of each card and threaded them onto two navy blue rings. I attached the rings to the top of the frame and added some brightly colored ribbon. Here's a close-up look of the bottom of the frame which I also decorated.

Below are some of the products I used to create this project.

Suggested Product List (click photos for links):

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The One in Which I Share a NEW Scrapbooking Process Video

You've been patiently waiting for it and it's finally here! A brand NEW scrapbooking process video for my "Memories Made" Youtube series. I thought it was high time to play with some paper again. For this video I accepted the challenge from some True Scrappers to use one collection to create a layout.

I used the "Made From Scratch" collection from Echo Park, along with, some additional embellishments to create this garden-themed layout.

Here is the video which you can watch below or HERE on my Youtube channel:

Here are also some additional photos of this project:

Looking for additional scrapbooking process videos? I have several in my "Memories Made" playlist HERE. If you're looking for the products I used in this video, you can find many of them below.

Suggested Products List (click photos for links):

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

December Scrapbooking Kit Suggestions

Because I'm considering doing another holiday album this year, I thought it would be fun to share some of the kits I've spotted that are available this year. These are just a few that I found that I thought were lovely. I am sure there are others out there. December Daily Kit ($31.65)

Click HERE for more information.

Hip Kit December Daily Documented Kit ($69.95)

Click HERE for more information.

Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit ($24.95)

Click HERE for more information.

Have you seen other kits that you love? I'd love to hear about them. Leave me a link in the comments section below so I can check them out. Also stay tuned for a blog post about putting your own album together!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Butterfly Reflections Ink Guest Designer

I was very honored to be asked to serve as the Guest Designer for Butterfly Reflections Ink this month.You can find the entire blog post with supply list HERE. Below are the two projects I created for this amazing store.

This is the card using some of the same supplies:

You can find all these fun materials HERE in the Butterfly Reflections Ink store.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Stamped Teacher "Thank You" Card

Today I wanted to share one of the cards I made for my book. Now that my book isn't being published, I do have a few projects that I can share. This card was created as a "Thank You" card for a teacher. Teachers do so much for our kids. I think they deserve a pat on the back as often as possible.

To create this card, simply look for "school themed" papers for the background. Add a tag and some embossing and you're good to go. Bright colors make this card really pop.

Look for additional book project shares coming soon!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Diary of a Memory Keeper Episode #11: A Behind-the-Scenes Q&A on My New Scrapbooking Line

I thought it would be fun today to chat about the "behind-the-scenes" effort that went into my scrapbooking collection "Through the Year." Learn more about the products themselves, why we created this system, and how it felt to collaborate on this new collection.

You can watch this episode HERE or below:

Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel HERE for all my process videos, scrapbooking vlog (video blog) entries, and more!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Are You Interested in a December/Holiday Scrapbooking Album This Year?

So for the past few years, I've created a "December Daily" or holiday scrapbooking album, which I've shared on Two Peas in a Bucket. Here's a peek at those albums. Visit their links to see the completed albums.

Holiday Traditions Album click HERE!

Elf on the Shelf Album click HERE!

Christmas Advent Album click HERE!

I'm wondering if this year you'd like another project (with video) featuring a holiday album? If there's enough interest, I'll go ahead and start thinking about one and getting products ordered.

Thanks for your input!