Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mini- Album with the 2012 January Kit

Hi! Sara here bringing you a FUN mini-album using the January kit! This kit is coordinated so well it only took me a few short hours to put together this mini-album! I will add photos after I get them printed but I wanted the book done first so I knew what size to have the photos printed!

First I used my cricut to cut 6 "pages" out of chipboard. These pages were roughly about 6" high and 4" wide. I used the Simply Sweet Cricut Cartridge. The blackout squares on this cartrigde are not straight and are a bit wonky. (which is why the height and width are "rough" estimates. Each one is a bit different.) I liked that so I stretched them out to rectangles using my gypsy and made each one a bit different in height and width. Making for a unique and fun look.

Then I cut out a few 5.5" hearts from the chipboard as well using the Simply Sweet cartridge still. After this I cut pages from the patterned paper to cover the chipboard pages and hearts. Once all the chipboard pieces were covered I used my bind it all to punch the holes in all the pieces. Do not bind the book until you are completely done. You do want the holes on there before you start creating though or else you may have something punched later that you didn't want a hole in! SO - holes first - decorate up - then bind.

After all the pages were done I bound them with a black binding ring using my Bind-It-All. Then I tied a few ribbons around the binding! (I also added the 6 envelopes that were in the kit into the book. You'll see them in the photos below. Also included in the album are some of the chipboard frames from the kit and chipboard pieces covered with the patterned paper! Here are photos of the completed album:

Happy Scrapping and ENJOY your January kit!!!

--Sara Wise

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2 page layout using the October kit!

A fun 2 page layout using supplies from the October kit and the Add-on kit! These kits are fabulous and are great for all kinds of photos! From parties, fall festivals, and halloween parties! Even great for all those dress - up photos!

And here is a great tip: If you want to get more photos on a layout (for instance this layout alone has 16 photos!!) then print a few wallet size! I used my litle ...4x6 photo printer and printed 12 of the photos a 2 x 2 3/4 size. This allowed me to get ALL of my favorite photos from the event on ONE layout! This may seem like a lot of photos on one layout but from looking at the layout you can see there is still plenty of room for journaling and fun embellishments! I challenge you to do the same! Print out some wallet size photos and get more on the page!

Visit Lanita's facebook page here to order your kit!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oh, Shoot! Creative Photography Classes

Oh, Shoot! Creative Photography Class with Nickie Mullin

This is a one hour class designed to teach you about composition and lighting.  Great for point and shoot camera users.

When:  Saturday, October 15th, 10:00am - 11:00am
Where:  The Working Place (conference room), located on the second floor of the Meta Rose Square/Clock tower building at 290 Yenlo Street in Wasilla
Cost: $30, non-refundable.  Includes workbook with take home exercises.
What to bring: camera and manual

Oh, Shoot!  Beyond the Basics
Do you have a D-SLR camera and want to get off auto?  What to do? Take a photography class!
  • Want to learn how to take great pictures of your kids every time, not just by happy accident?
  • Want to know how to use all those different modes on your camera?
  • How do ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed work together?
  • Want to just get together with other moms and have some fun learning how to use your camera?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then this class is for you.
We will spend the first hour talking about composition and lighting.  The next two hours we will spent getting to know our camera. We will learn about ISO, aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, focus, metering and much more.   Not only will you leave with  lots of information you will gain confidence in your ability to take great pictures.   Your not just taking pictures, your capturing memories to last a lifetime. One click at a time.

When:  Saturday, October 15th, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where:  The Working Place (conference room), located on the second floor of the Meta Rose Square/Clock tower building at 290 Yenlo Street in Wasilla
Cost: $75 for three hours of instruction plus workbook with exercises.  Only $25, non refundable deposit to hold your spot.  The rest of the balance is due day of class.
What to bring:  Camera, manual, notebook and fun attitude.

Please check out Nickie's blog for detailed class info and to pay online:

I hope to see some of you at the classes! :) I will be there soaking up all of the fabulous information Nickie has to share! ~ Lanita

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A few layouts (and some tips) using the September kit

I absolutely love this kit! The colors are FAB and coordinate so well with ANY theme you may be working with!

This first layout is an outdoor theme! Kids smiling after a ride on the ATV. And of course the sticker quote works awesome on this layout with these photos! (the one about the nuts! LOL!!)

Now on the bottom you'll see the wood pieces that came in the kit! I wasn't sure what to do with these at first, but by combining them into one swirly and putting a flower over the center to hide the wierd way they connected it created a fun addition to my layout. Add some stickles to finish it off and voila!

On the side here I had a blank spot that was really bugging me and the word strips on the large sticker sheet that came in the kit really filled the space perfectly! This is a great way to fill space without cluttering it up and to help TELL the story!

This layout is a family themed layout. I LOVE how it turned out!

A few up-close photos. The teeny tiny letters are a great way to add a sub-title to your layout and some extra journaling. I used them here on this layout to add our names. The stick pins are fun! I loved the hearts with the pearls and wanted them on here and so I added one behind the journaling at the top and then one to the side of the photos. I liked how the pin showed! I just added some 3-in-1 glue to the back of the heart and it stuck where I wanted it. The long journaling sticker strip on the sticker sheet was a great way to divide the photos, add some interest, and some extra journaling!

Happy Scrappin!!!! Keep on to the next post to see a tutorial for a mini-album!
Sara Wise

Mini-Album using the September kit!

Hi this is Sara Wise! Hoping to share with you a fun proejct that will get you digging into your September kit!

So the September Scraptique Boutique kit is awesome! I LOVE the Jillibean Soup papers! The whole kit just coordinated very well which made this whole project EASY and QUICK to put together! You can see the complete September kit by scrolling down to the previous post or by visiting our facebook page!!

Here is what we'll be making:

Now creating this is SOOO simple:
1. - 1 piece of 12’ x 12” cardstock, score in one direction at 3-3/4” and 4” and again at 8” and 8-1/4”. Rotate and score at 4” and 8”

2. - Cut off the 4 outside corner pieces and save the cardstock for matting photos

3. - On the side that does not have the extra scores, cut off about 1/8” from the top so it folds easily without getting crushed and cut off 2-1/4” from the opposite side on just the center piece leaving it 1-3/4” long.

4. - And then fold in on all the score lines

These photos show you what you should have at this point:

I then rounded all the corners with my Corner Chomper. (on the 1/2" side) You could leave the corners straight if you wanted to but I think rounded corners just look better!

Now for the details:
I'll tell ya what I did here and then after you can see all the photos of the book so you can see it!

1. You can now add papers to the book! What you add is up to you.
- All papers EXCEPT for the MIDDLE piece are 3 1/2 x 3 3/4. The middle piece is 3 3/4 x 3 3/4

2. You'll notice I added a "book" piece to both of the side panels. To create this
- Cut a piece of cardstock at 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 and then score at: 3, and 3 1/4
- When adding to the panel simply add a strip of glue down the part between the score lines and add! You can then
add your details to it. OR you can scrap it up and then add to the panel!

3. The book is closed using a
*3x1 3/4 strip of cardstock and a strip of 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 piece of patterned paper
*Glue it to the BACK of the book so it can wrap around to the front to close
* I added one of the flowers from the kit to the end of the strip and put a magnet to the back of it and a magnet to the front of the book to keep it closed. You could also use VELCRO instead of a magnet.

HAPPY SCRAPPIN!!!! And as always you can e-mail me at if you need any further clarification on any of the steps! TO see more projects using past kits and just other ideas you can visit my blog here!