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!


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Scraptique's September kits are all complete and will be ready for pick up at Brewed Awakening Bistro this Thursday, September 1st. ~ They are super adorable :) ENJOY!!!

Hope you are all enjoying the State Fair! :) Take lots of pictures to scrap this fall!


  • 12 coordinating papers from the NEW Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Soup Collection
  • 1 12x12 Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Soup cardstock stickers
  • Kaisercraft Toffee Apple Tiny Alpha Stickers
  • TONS of coordinating Jillibean journaling sprouts & die cuts
  • 2 Creative Cafe Orange Felt Butterflies
  • 2 Kaisercraft Wood Flourish Corners
  • 1 Lime Green Stickles
  • 1 paper doily
  • 2 coordinating fabric flowers by Adornments by Amanda (mustard & camo green)
  • 1 YD velour brown & tan MayArts Ribbon
  • 2 Jillibean Soup heart sugar picks



  • Kasiercraft Jigsaw Keepsake Beyond the Page Puzzle Pieces
  • Jillibean Soup Corrugated Hearts & Owls
  • Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Crackle Paint
  • Citrine ColorBox Pigment Ink Pad
  • 1 Package Double Playz "Home" Words Tiles
  • 1 YD orange & white polka dot satin wired ribbon
The paper add-on for this month has pre-sold out - monthly kit club members have already been pulled aside :).

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Back to School AUGUST KITS

August Main Kit - $24.00 (7 available)
August Paper Add-On - $6.00 (SOLD OUT)

August Embellish/Project Add-On - $10.00 (4 available)
Scraptique's August Kits are now available!
All local customers can pick up their kits at Brewed Awakening Bistro in Wasilla (located in the shopping plaza in front of Fred Meyer). Kits will be available at the Bistro tomorrow - Wednesday, August 10th (ONLY CASH OR CHECK PAYMENTS PLEASE). You can pay online by PayPal and still pick your kit up at the Bistro, I'll notify them of your payment. If you are not local or would like your kit shipped to you, standard shipping rates will apply. You may pay with card or account by PayPal to
Pictures of the kits are attached as well as a pre-order sale sheet for a few items if you are interested. Let me know if you have any questions!

Don't forget that you can go through the check out process on Facebook as well: To the left of the Facebook page is a little blue shopping cart icon titled "Products," if you click on that you can read the detailed description of what is in each kit too.

AUGUST MAIN KIT CONTENTS: (cost: $24 - 10 available)
  • 12 coordinating papers from the NEW KaiserCraft Class of '87 Collection
  • complete package of the coordinating chipboard
  • complete package of the coordinating die-cut elements
  • complete package of the coordinating report card pockets (6 pockets)
  • complete package of the coordinating report cards (16 cards)
  • 4 apples brads
  • 2 die-cut crayons
  • 1 YD red tulle & 1 YD 2" orange/white striped MayArts Satin Ribbon
  • 6 chipboard puzzle pieces
  • 3 Scrap Wise handmade paper flowers
  • 1 Adornments by Amanda fabric & denim flower
  • 1 award ribbon kit with detailed instructions by Scraptique.

AUGUST PROJECT/EMBELLISHMENT ADD-ON: (cost: $10 - 4 available)
  • KaiserScrapbook x's & o's board book
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology ruler ribbon
  • 1 jumbo silver paper clip
  • 1 YD black tulle & 1 YD green & white polka dot ribbon
  • Kaiser 2 black stars adhesive rhinestones

AUGUST PAPER ADD-ON: (cost: $6 - 3 available)
  • 2 KaiserCraft Class of '87 sports day
  • 1 Core Amour Jenni Bowlin "Love This" CS (sandable and oh so fun)
  • 1 KaiserCraft Class of '87 tuck shop (yellow steno pad, lined paper)
  • 1 LYB Free Spirit Loose Leaf/Bubbles
  • 1 My Little Shoe Box Robots/Program
  • 1 Canvas Corp Yellow & White Dot CS
  • 1 Fancy Pants Road Show Delicate Dots
  • 4"x12" strip of LYB Clothesline "Seamstress" (ruler paper)
Don't forget to follow our blog at and like us on Facebook Designer Sara Wise has been posting helpful tips and hints as well as current projects she has done using the kits both on the blog and facebook page. Be sure to check it out and always share what you've done too! We love to see what everyone has been creating with the goodies from the kits.

Friday, August 5, 2011

August kit peeks

Here are a few layouts using the AUGUST kit! You're all going to love the papers in this one! The embellishments are fun as well! Love the colors!

August kits will be available August 10th and this weekend at the crop in Big Lake! =) And this months kit feature some handmade paper flowers created by me under the company name: ScrapWise -- hope you enjoy them!!!

Happy Scrappin'!
--Sara Wise

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

CROP TIL YA DROP - Saturday, August 6th

Scraptique is hosting a SATURDAY CROP at the gorgeous Creekside Lodge in Big Lake, AK.
We hope that you can join us for a day long scrapping extravaganza!
Saturday, August 6th from 10am-10pm ~ COST: $40

Payment needs to be made in full no later than Friday, July 29th and can be made via PayPal to, by going through the checkout process on the Scraptique Facebook Page or by contacting Lanita directly at 907-350-6363 to make the payment  arrangement. Thank you!

Here is what will be included:
  • breakfast burritos provided by Brewed Awakening Bistro & fresh fruit for breakfast
  • snacks & beverages (coffee, tea, soda)
  • lunch (build your own sub sandwich, home made soup, chips) 
  • taco bar for dinner
  • ice cream bar for dessert
Everyone attending will receive a nice scrappy thank you gift & door prizes will be given away throughout the crop!

There will be opportunity to shop from a couple local crafty ladies too!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Putting the July Kits to use!

Hi this is Sara Wise, Design Team Member. So I got my July kit yesterday and got to work! These pages came together fairly quickly! This kit is well coordinated! You'll love it!

So first off:

Here are a few closeups of the trees. I used the Kaisercraft paper flowers in the kit and the 2 tree pieces from the cardboard bits from Jillibean Soup to create the tree elements! Add some stickles to finish them off and Voila!

I really liked the sheet of paper that has all the journaling blocks on it! And of course the 2 large sticker sheets are full of possibilities!

I really liked the package of cardboard bits from Jillibean Soup. They are so much fun! I didn't have a use for the trees so I cut off the trunks and used the top of the trees for flowers behind the large blue flower. Love how it looks! The bread tabs are fun additions to any layout and I like how they hang! These are my parents! They are so stinkin' cute!


Monday, July 11, 2011

July Kit - Nikki Sivils It's Raining It's Pouring & We Are Family

Scraptique Boutique's July Kit is now available! 
July Main Kit ~ $24
July Extra Goodie Add-On ~ $8
July Paper Add-On ~ $8
**Local pick-up for kits is now available at Brewed Awakening Bistro (in the shopping center in front of Fred Meyer in Wasilla, next to ACS, Infusion Boutique, etc.) -- July kits will be available there for payment and pickup (you can pay by check made payable to Scraptique or cash only) this Wednesday, July 13th. Please pick up your kit within the week! :)  I can also accept credit card payments by PayPal to Please notify me if doing so.
I can ship your kit to you if needed. Standard shipping rates will apply. Just let me know by texting, calling, on Facebook or by email. I have enclosed pictures of the kits or you can check it out by going to To the left of the Facebook page is a little blue shopping cart icon titled "Products," if you click on that you can read the detailed description of what is in each kit.(You have to be using a web browser to see the shopping cart -- can't see it using the facebook app on my iphone anyways).
Each July Main Kit ($24) includes:

1 Nikki Sivils WRF or Summer 12x12 sheet of cardstock stickers (varies by kit)
1 Nikki Sivils IRIP 12x12 sheet of cardstock stickers
1 NS IRIP taking shell-ter die-cut paper
1 NS IRIP rain cut-ups/may flowers double sided paper
2 NS IRIP wellies/slicker double sided paper
1 NS IRIP rain border strips/april showers double sided paper
2 NS IRIP rain, rain go away/brellas double sided paper
1 NS WRF family cut-ups/sun room double sided paper
1 NS WRF summer cards/our neighborhood double sided paper
1 NS WRF family border strips/family album double sided paper
2 NS WRF kite daze/kites double sided paper
4 NS bread(less) tabs
3 tree brads
1 YD each of May Arts red rope trim, May Arts red & white diamond satin ribbon & red tulle
1 pkg of 50 KAISERscrapbook mint 2cm paper flowers
1 5” chipboard fence
1 pkg JilliBean Soup corrugated houses, clouds & trees
2 adorable coordinating silk flowers ~ Adorments by Amanda

Paper Add-On Kit ($8) includes:
1 Crate Paper cloudy die-cut paper
1 Canvas Corp red & white big dot paper
1 6x6 Nikki Sivils WRF family minis double sided paper
1 6x6 Nikki Sivils IRIP rain minis double sided paper
1 Nikki Sivils it’s summertime lined paper die-cut paper
1 Bazzill white embossed polka dot paper
1 Coredinations lemonade “yellow flowers” cardstock
1 Coredinations sky “happiness sayings” cardstock
1 Coredinations Jenni Bowlin homegrown cardstock
+1 extra of one of the above (varies by kit, either Nikki Sivils 6x6 minis or Canvas Corp red big dot) paper

Extra Goodie Add-On Kit ($8) includes:
6x6 canvas
My Mind’s Eye rain cloud die-cut
KAISERscrapbook adhesive yellow droplets
2 rain drop brads
1 YD Fancy Pants blue ball trim
2 JilliBean Soup green/quartz sugar picks pins
4 yellow & white adhesive foam hearts
1 acrylic lovebird

Please share your projects you've been working on on facebook!

Monday, June 27, 2011

JULY'S Scrappin Kit will be both these paper lines mixed with creative, coordinating embellishments!! :) Available soon!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Scraptique Boutique's monthly kits will now be available for pick-up locally at Brewed Awakening Bistro right in the heart of Wasilla, AK. Please come support this local business during their grand opening this Friday, June 24th. Check out the details on their facebook page