Tuesday, April 23, 2024


Let's be honest here for a moment. No one likes being sick or injured. But it is a part of life and given that it is, I cannot think of a better way to bring a little bit of sunshine to a gloomy day that with some Doodlebug cuteness. And oh boy, does the new Happy Healing collection fit the bill!


As soon as this collection arrived, I knew it was a great opportunity to add to my card collection - the collection I keep on hand for those unexpected moments! And given that there is an beautiful Cards & Envelopes coordinating pack, this seemed like the perfect place to start.


I used the 6x6 paper pad to add some patterned paper to each card and then chose a sentiment from the Chit Chat pack for each one. From there, I selected all my cute characters from the Odds and Ends pack and started my layering process. I also chose a few pieces from the Bits and Pieces pack to add a layer of tags and such. A few mini doilies and mini paper clips added a bit of texture too.


Finally I finished off with the amazing Sprinkles in the Silver assortment. I absolutely love the silver - it's adds such a rich sparkle!


You know, if you are going to be sick, receiving a Doodlebug card might make it just a little bit better. If nothing else, I hope they brought a smile to your face today! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs,



Happy Healing Collection
Cards & Envelopes - Happy Healing assortment
Sprinkles - Silver Assortment
 Mini paper clips
 Mini Doilies



Monday, April 22, 2024


Hey friends! Brianna here and I'm thrilled to kick off this week sharing a new layout using the brand new Happy Healing collection. I have tons of photos of my kiddos at their doctors and dentists appointments and have never had a chance to scrap those. This collection is perfect for me to do that and of course it has the prettiest patterns and cutest embellishments. Here's my page:

When I first saw the Get Well Soon Shaker, I knew I wanted to make a shaker element on my page and after going through the ADORABLE Bits & Pieces pack, I found the perfect piece to make it with. I chose a file folder and punched a heart shaped hole through the left side of it to create a window. I used the new Silver Hearts Acetate to make the window and applied foam tape around it. I then poured a bunch of the Shakers in and sealed it with a piece of vellum. The band-aids in this mix are so cute!

From that same pack, I pulled out a prescription card (that has an Rx embossed on it!) and a clipboard journaling piece. I matted my photo using the 6x6 Paper Pad, tucked the card behind it and then layered all three large elements together in the center of my 9x9 paper.

Here's another view showing the journaling card. I made sure to pop all of the pieces up on foam tape so that all of the elements were level. I then started pulling larger embellishments from the Odds & Ends pack to tuck and layer on my page.

For my title, this 'Ouch' piece from the Chit Chat pack went well with the photo of my son in his hospital room. He took a scary spill the night prior and was being held for observation. Thankfully all of his tests came back okay and we were released later that day. I embellished on both sides of my title using more Bits & Pieces and sprinkled in those cute Puffy Icons! I'm obsessed with the little pills!

Next, I went in with the smaller embellishments and added a few of the Get Well Soon Shape Sprinkles. That mask and little clipboard are adorable!

Here's one last look at this layout. I think all memories need to be documented. All of the special ones and all of the hard ones too.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope that I've inspired you in some way. I love making shaker elements on my projects and the new Shakers are so cute!



Happy Healing Collection
Get Well Soon Shakers
Silver Hearts Heavy Weight Acetate


Shimmerz Paint Sprays
Heart Punch

Sunday, April 21, 2024


To kick off our month of Happy Healing inspiration, I have a fun unboxing video.  Take a peek at all the goodies that the design team received and will be using in our upcoming projects.  Happy Healing is shipping to stores now, so be sure to check out your favorite scrapbook retailer!  Have a great day!

Friday, April 19, 2024


 Today is our final Happy Healing Preview Day!  We have two fabulous shaker cards from our inside designer Tonya.  Both feature the Happy Healing Collection and our Doodlebug Shakers.  Take a peek...

The first card is a sweet get well card.  Tonya created a heart shaped shaker and filled it with some of our Lily White Shaker balls, Pill Better and Get Well Soon Shakers. The stickers are from our Icon Stickers Sheet. It's certain to make someone feel better!

Tonya's next shaker card is a thank you card.  What a fabulous way to let your favorite nurse or doctor know how much you appreciate their help!  The images are from the Happy Healing Icon Sticker Sheet and the shakers are a combination of the Lily White, Pill Better and Get Well Soon Shakers.

We hope you've enjoyed our Happy Healing Preview week!  Be sure to stop by starting Monday for a whole month of Happy Healing inspiration!


Happy Healing Collection
Petite Prints
Pill Better Shakers
Get Well Soon Shakers
Lily White Shakers

Thursday, April 18, 2024


We are back for day 4 of our Happy Healing Preview Week!  Today our inside designer Tony created  a hospital version of our Home Sweet Home Chipboard Album along with the Happy Healing Collection.

Whether you want to document a medical journey or you're a medical professional wanting to scrapbook your friends and co-workers, this little album would make the perfect base for your photos.

We will be back again tomorrow for our last Happy Healing Sneak Peek!  Be sure to stop by to check it out!


Happy Healing Collection
Home Sweet Home Chipboard Album

Wednesday, April 17, 2024


We are back with another peek at the adorable new Happy Healing collection!  Do you work in the medical field, or have a friend or family member that does? This fun shadow box created using the Happy Healing Shadow Box Insert Kit would be a fabulous gift!  Take a peek at the kit put together by our inside designer Tonya...

Just like our other Shadow Box Insert Kits, the kit comes with everything you need to make this adorable circle design.  All of the adorable Icon Stickers, Shaped Sprinkles and Sprinkles are included along with a sheet of vellum and the pattern.  This is such a fun activity...  it would be fun to do as a group too!

 Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more Happy Healing Inspiration!  Have a great day!


Happy Healing Shadow Box Insert Kit
Brown 8"x8" Shadow Box Frame

Tuesday, April 16, 2024


We have another fun project from our in-house designer Tonya featuring the new Happy Healing Collection.  Check out her super cute get well card.  You know this is sure to put a smile on the recipient's face!

Tonya started with the new Pill Better Doodle Cuts. The dies in this set can make a flat image, and you can also make it into a shaker to make your cards interactive.  Tonya filled her pill bottle with some Lily White Shakers along with the new Pill Better Shakers.  Absolutely adorable.

Topped off with a speech bubble from the Chit Chat Pack, it makes the sweetest get well card! That's it for today, Be sure to check back tomorrow for more sneak peeks of the Happy Healing collection!


Happy Healing Collection
Pill Better Doodle Cuts
Pill Better Shakers
Lily White Shakers

Monday, April 15, 2024


We are so excited to announce that Happy Healing is shipping to stores now!  This fun collection is perfect for get well cards, documenting a medical journey, even scrapping moments with your favorite medical professionals!  We are kicking off our preview week with this sweet layout by our inside designer Tonya.  

Tonya created a fun collage background for her layout, using Icon Stickers, Odds & Ends and Shaped Sprinkles. All of those adorable icons... we can't pick a favorite!  She backed her layout with the Candy Striper paper and added some "stitches" with a pen. Her surgery title is from the Chit Chat pack, and the medical chart and bracelet are from the Bits & Pieces pack.

Be on the lookout for more sneak peeks this week, and starting next week we will have a full month of Happy Healing Inspiration!


Happy Healing Collection
Happy Healing Coordinating Textured Cardstock

Saturday, April 13, 2024


Hey Crafty Friends,  It's Conny here and today we are focusing on Shakers and DIY Snow Globes. For my project, I used the Bunny Hop Collection and focused on the florals and one of my favorite photos of Savanna. Her birthday is coming I wanted to make her something special. 

Let's get started! First, I printed a 4" x 6" photo. Then, I traced a circle on the photo using the Snow Globe backing, trimmed it using scissors, and added florals from the bits and pieces.  Some of the florals were glued directly to the background, while others were placed on foam double-sided adhesive to play with layers since the Snow Globes have room for dimension. Next, I added the "Hello" and "You're so sweet," from the Chit Chat Pieces  along with some Hello Spring Shape Sprinkles and that adorable Springtime Peeps Doodle-Pop! Inside the globe, I added Tangerine Shakers along with some Spring Flower Shakers. On the outside of the globe, I added florals on one side and Mini Jewels -  on the other side with the title "JUST FOR YOU!

We're super excited to see what wonderful creations you make with our Snow Globe Kit and Shakers. We just know they will be amazing and we can't wait to marvel at your creativity! 
XO, Conny!


Bunny Hop Collection
Snow Globe DIY Kit


Hot Glue Gun

Friday, April 12, 2024


I'm sure by now you have all figured out how much I love to make shakers! Whether I'm using them on a card, layout, or mini album I just love the interactive element they add. Today I have three shakers I made using the Doodlebug SVG files available in Lori Whitlock's shop. I used files from three different collections. I have a full recorded tutorial on how to manipulate the files in Cricut Design Space linked below.

First up is a fairly simple shaker using the Rainbow with Clouds from the Fairy Garden Collection. For this shaker I just used the cloud pieces for the shaker and filled them with Lily White Shaker Balls. This is a very basic shaker and not hard to make.

For my second shaker I stepped it up a bit and used the Winter Mountains from the Snow Much Fun Collection. For this shaker I used the main mountains to make to separate shakers and then layered them together to complete the overall shaker. I used the Ice Crystals and Flurry Shakers to fill. This is a very dimensional piece and would be great in a mini album.

And my last shaker I used the Cola image from Hello Again. For this shaker I made mini shakers out of some of the ice cubes inside the larger cola shaker. This one was a little bit trickier with the ice cube shakers inside, and the gap at the top of the cup between the lid and the "cola". The finished product is really fun and would be great as a card or on a layout.

Full video tutorial can be found here.  Thanks for stopping by!


Lily White Shakers
Bon Bon Shakers
Ice Crystals Shakers
Flurry Shakers
Lily White Glitter Sprinkles
Fairy Garden Coordinating Solids Textured Cardstock
Snow Much Fun Coordinating Solids Textured Cardstock
Hello Again Coordinating Solids Textured Cardstock
6x6 Gingham Linen Petite Prints
6x6 Plaid Polka Dot Petite Prints
Fairy Garden Rainbow with Clouds SVG
Snow Much Fun Winter Mountains SVG
Hello Again Soda SVG


1/8" Foam Tape

Thursday, April 11, 2024


Hello everyone! Traci here and today, I'm sharing a new shaker mini album I created with the DIY Snow Globe Kit and the beautiful Hello Again Collection. I'm a mini album girl and can usually find a way to turn anything into a little scrapbook and fill it with photos. Any size, any shape, any theme - I got you! So, when I saw the adorable Snow Globe Kit my brain immediately thought of this ...

Spring Snow Globe Mini Scrapbook Album by Artsy Albums

It's a snow globe shaped holder with a round, removable mini album inside! Oh, how I love Doodlebug. They have so many cute supplies that inspire fun projects. 

And speaking of fun ... I started by decorating the outside of the snow globe. I used flowers from the Bits & Pieces, some gold enamel heart sprinkles, the 6x6 aqua Forever Flowers print, and the gold title sticker from the This & That sheet.

Snow Globe Frame with Spring Shaker Mini Album

I designed the album's cover to be a shaker and filled it with the cutest little Spring Flowers Shakers from the Bunny Hop Collection. The colors of those flowers are so pretty! 

Spring Mini Album with hot air balloons, flowers, and trees with a Snow Globe Frame

The album's pages were
created in an accordion style, so ... there are no rings or binding clips that would prevent it from fitting inside the snow globe.

Spring Mini Album with hot air balloons, flowers, and trees with a Snow Globe Frame

I love the Hello Again Collection and thought it was perfect for this spring mini. I used the 12x12 Pink Poppies print on the rim and inside the shaker, the 12x12 Spot of Spring (Bunny Hop Collection) and the Green Thumb paper. Then embellished with some mini icon stickers and two little trees from the puffy shapes.

Let's take a quick look inside the mini, then I'll walk you through the steps of how I made this project.

Round Spring Mini Album Page with pretty flowers and scalloped photo mats

I covered all the white card stock pages with 12x12 pattern papers, except for the one pink page above where I used a 6x6 sheet of the Pink Poppies. I also added the cute vase of flowers from the icon stickers.

Spring Round Mini Album Page with a pretty butterfly, plaid paper, and scalloped photo mats

To make the photo mats, I used a 3" scallop circle punch and a 2.5" circle punch. On this page, I chose the pretty Patchwork Plaid for the mat and added a butterfly icon sticker.

Round Spring Mini Album Page with pretty flowers, a rainbow, and scalloped photo mats

This cute little rainbow icon sticker has a pretty gold foil scalloped edge that I just adore, but ... it also mimics the scallops and the shape of my photo mat! 

Round Spring Mini Album Page with a house, flowers, and butterflies

Time for the tutorial ...

Spring Snow Globe Mini Album Tutorial by Artsy Albums

1. Using my Silhouette Cameo 5 machine and card stock, I cut out the following:

  • 1 pattern ring (4.25”)
  • 6 white rings (4.25”)
  • 10 white circles (4.25”)
  • 10 pattern circles (4”)

2. I stacked and glued the 6 white rings together to provide dimension for the shakers. Then, I glued a 4.25” acetate circle (that I cut out by hand) to one side.  

3. I added .25” foam squares around the edge of the paper side of the rings and set that aside.

4. For the pages, I adhered the pattern circles to the white circles. I laid 5 of them out side-by-side, glued a long piece of ribbon across them, and glued the remaining 5 circle sets on top (white circles facing in & sandwiching the ribbon). Trim off the excess ribbon on either end.

Round Spring Mini Album with a shaker cover and pretty flowers

5. On the front side of the first page, I created the scene with mini icon stickers. I sprinkled on some cute spring flower shakers and adhered the acetate frame (from step 3) on top to create the cover.  

Spring Snow Globe Mini Album with a shaker cover and pretty flowers

Slip the cute mini inside the
Snow Globe, replace the backing that comes with it, and voila!! My spring album project is done. I can't wait to add some spring photos to this little album. 

I hope today's project with the DIY Snow Globe Kit and the Hello Again Collection inspires something wonderful! Until next time ... happy crafting 😊

DIY Snow Globe Kit
Hello Again Collection
Bunny Hop Spring Flowers Shakers
12x12 Spot Of Spring (Bunny Hop Collection)

White Ribbon

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