is here and we want you to be able to put together your very own kit, too! So today one of you will be the lucky recipient of a $20 to spend at our favorite Scrap-Mart! Fun fun fun!
If you would like to be considered for this quick and easy giveaway, please tell us something that you have seen and loved this month! Looking forward to reading your responses!
Comments will remain open through this evening. One lucky number will be selected at random and posted tomorrow. Please remember it is your responsibility to check back and claim your lucky number by Monday at midnight! Good luck!
Remember when Cocoa Daisy sent me a kit and how happy I was to have my products selected for me? Well, I guess I praised that too loudly as now I am here to reassure you (and me!) that you can do it on your own, too.
I have wanted to do a day-in-the-life album forever. Absolutely forever. But there is a part of me that is paralyzed by the idea that I wouldn't capture it all. A couple of days ago I realized that the whole point is to not capture it all, but just a snippet. So I clapped my hands with glee and worked out a plan.
I know myself well enough to know that I couldn't possibly do a photo every hour, so I decided to go with one every other hour. Beginning at seven. We had fun!
Once I got the photos together, I realized I wanted to have a little more journaling, so I added a page of journaling for each hour. Sometimes mini albums don't need journaling, but they really want it anyway.
So here it is! I used Crystal's Sweet Summertime products: paper, and font. You might notice 3:00 is missing. It is on my phone. And waiting to show up in my email. Apparently that takes a really long time. (heehee!)
Not very complicated, is it? But hopefully treasured nonetheless. Thank you for stopping! I hope I have inspired you to want to make a mini or a page that captures your life right now! Don't forget tomorrow is give.away.day! Smoochies!
Hi everyone! Paula here with today's mini album creating from a kit of my own making! I'm not a big kit purchaser, but I am a fan of using coordinated lines when creating layouts, mini albums and even cards. Coordinated lines take the guess work out of selecting products. My personal favorites include lines that have a wide color scheme with a variety of colors - I find that there's nothing harder than having to work with a selection of papers that only have two colors!
For my "kit" I selected a few papers from the Ruby Rock-It Nostalgia line. I picked three for my "kit" but I ended up only using two of them. I also picked coordinating stickers (with alphas), some chipboard embellishments and some banner strips.I also included one sheet of cardstock to use for my base.
I decided to create a 4x4 inch accordion album out of my sheet of cardstock by cutting it into three, 4 inch strips, adhering them together and accordion folding at 4 inch intervals.
I decided to go with a fair theme because of the papers I had selected:
I printed my photos at 3x4 so that I could fit one on a 4x4 page (and so I could print two on a 4x6 print).
The album came together very quickly because of the coordinated elements. I was thrilled when I finished this mini because I've had these photos sitting around for a year waiting to be scrapped - I think I had too many photos for one layout but they weren't that great that they all deserved individual layouts.
I hope this gives you some ideas for mini albums and making kits from your stash!
Hello, my friends! I trust you are all enjoying the March mini-madness around here as much as I am. I have been so inspired by everything that has been posted this month! Kelly here, with a kit I put together myself.
I haven't had much experience with buying kits before, but I do like to gather all the supplies I am going to use for a project before I start. I am a kitchen table scrapbooker (or kitchen counter, living room floor, or wherever I can find space), so I like to put all the supplies I am going to use in a basket and carry them with me. Ta -da! A kit is born.
For this mini, I wanted to use some fun paper I just purchased from Stampin' Up (a collection called "Twitterpated"), so I went to my local craft store to find some things to match. I found the "smashbook" section and couldn't resist the journaling pad titled "My Favorite Person" and the matching washi-style polka-dot tape. I added some simple letter stickers from American Crafts and white cardstock, and I was on my way to designing a mini about my husband (and me, of course).
The journaling prompts were the inspiration behind this album, and I looked through my loose photos to find the perfect shots of the two of us to fit the text. Examples include: "When I first met you, I thought:", "It drives me crazy when you:", "A perfect day together:", and my favorite, "You are _____, and I am _____." These are really fun to fill out, and kinda goofy at the same time. I kept each 5x7 page pretty simple, with a patterned paper background, a photo, and the journaling, held together with the tape and glue. I didn't want to overwhelm the pages with a lot of "stuff."
Journaling reads, "Ten years from now I see us: Just as happy as we are right now!"
Here's an image of some of my completed pages:
And the cover that I made using the same supplies, alongside my completed pages.
I found an inexpensive 5x7 photo album to use, but I'm not completely sure I want to put my album together that way. I'm a big fan of binder rings...
This mini came together rather quickly, as soon as I found the supplies I wanted to use. Go make yourself a kit and get going!
Hi everyone, Diane here to welcome to another week of kits and mini albums. We decided to shake things up a bit this week and show you mini albums we made using a kit we put together with supplies from our stash. Sound like fun?! Let's get started.
Generally, each kit club will include 6-8 sheets of patterned paper with a mix of large, medium and small designs, cardstock, one or two alphabets and an assortment of embellishments in a kit. There are no rules of what can or can't be put in a kit but I used that as my guide when pulling my kit together. Feel free to customize your kit to fit your project.
I wanted to make a mini album about a visit to Lincoln County, New Mexico where the story of Billy the Kid unfolds so I pulled an assortment of masculine, western style products.
My selection included 7 sheets of patterned paper from American Crafts, October Afternoon, and Pebbles with a large wood grain print, medium chevron and map print, and a variety of smaller designs including grids and dot patterns. I also added in two sheets of cardstock, two pieces of vintage ledger paper, a sticker sheet with two alphabets, an assortment of labels, western cards, flags, a sticker book, buttons, brads, tin pins, washi tape, ribbon and twine.
These are basic things that I use on most of my layouts. Feel free to add in chipboard, stamps, paint, or any other products that you love.
Here is a look at what I made.
I made my mini by folding 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch sheets of patterned paper in half then stitched down the center fold to hold the pages in place. To finish it off I tied twine around the album.
A few notes about my mini:
I didn't use the cardstock or the ledger paper. I really wanted to use the ledger paper and even cut it for layering on one of the pages but I liked some patterned paper more so I went that route.
I ended up pulling another small yellow October Afternoon alphabet from my stash to supplement my original alphabet selection. It worked out perfectly for the captions on the inside pages.
Journaling is not included on every page. I added a few notes for photos with interesting bits of the story of Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County war.
I hope you will consider making a kit from your stash for a future project or layouts. A kit can be really handy if you like to scrap away from home and don't want to pack your entire scrap room and they speed up the process of assembling your project since the selection process is complete.
Yay, it is time to get those cameras out again! Once again I have found some (a ton actually!) of inspiration from our team. So, for this month's click! challenge I want you to first go to Francine's post where she shows her beautiful minibook titled I love.
It is simple really. We all have stuff in our lives that we love, that makes us happy, right?! I have a set at Flickr that is named Happy things. It makes me smile just typing that :) I think maybe I should take those photos and make a photobook with them! And that is your challenge:
When you have snapped a few photos do a layout with them, or a minibook or a photobook! And be sure to share them to our Flickr pool!
Congratulations to Amy and Connie! We are very excited for you! Please send your mailing addresses to us at writeclickscrapbook at gmail dot com so that we might get you your fun new kits!
Thanks to everyone for your comments! We hope to address your concerns and help you solve your mini-making dilemmas in the upcoming weeks!
And lastly, thank you to Jenni Bowlin, and the team at JBS Mercantile for sponsoring, not just our giveaways, but our whole week of March Mini Madness! We can't thank you enough for providing kits and extras to our team so that we might make our JBS minis!