Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gift Giving Mini Album

Merry Christmas!  It's the season to give gifts and this month class at JoAnn's is just that ... a great GIFT!  It not only looks like a gift, but inside there are more gifts that can hold picture and journaling of all you favorite holiday memories.  The class will be held on Dec. 12th, 2013 from 6-9pm at JoAnn's in Cedar City.  We will be making the cover, the inside pages, and I will be showing you how to make the large bow on top, the bow on the inside, the small loopy flower, and the accordian flower.
As always, if you can't make the class, visit my website www.sharinashack.com and pick up a pattern.  You can make it whenever you can squeeze in 5 or 10 minutes of time throughout the season :) Here is the link for the Gift Giving pattern.
This album would work well for a December daily, a 12 Days of Christmas, or to hold those Elf on the Shelf pictures.  There are 24 spots for journaling tags and or photos, AND it serves as a home decor piece as well. Happy scrapping! 

Expanded CD Case_NotewothySeries _Dec2013

The you tube video for this super quick, super simple mini album is now up :)   Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFzPm1m-SGY
I LOVE this album ... because in only three short pages you can show the entire holiday season.  Yes, the entire season!  How you say?  Add a couple of you favorite photos to the album and burn the rest to a CD or DVD to share with family and friends.  This album would make a great gift! 
Also, this album can be created using traditional scrapbooking methods (designer paper and cardstock) and works excellent for those of you who DIGITALLY scrapbook as well.
 The album here was created using my Gingerbread Collection.  To make it even easier for you to create this I've done all the work, in the Gingerbread Expanded CD Case Mini Album.  All you need do is drop your favorite pictures in and print the files. Also, you can purchase the Templates for the Expaneded CD Case and use this same idea with any paper and theme or season you desire.  This method saves time, paper, and money! 

The album shown here was made using the traditional scrapbooking method.  Other great ideas for this album include: new baby, wedding, summer season, year in review, etc. 


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fall File Folder Mini

Here is mini album for this months Ladies Night and JoAnn's.  It is on November 21st form 6-9pm  (sign up at JoAnn's).  Fall is my favorite season and I love all the textures and bright colors.  In the class we will be creating the album AND making some of the fun embellishments, including the die cut items, yah!  We always have so much fun, join us!  If you can't join us that night be sure to pick up your pattern for this quick fun album on my website at www.sharinashack.com ... here is the link for this album.  The pattern includes written instructions and pictures for each step (pdf download).

As always this album is loaded with flips, flops, pockets, and tags. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Flip Flop Album (2nd video in Noteworthy Series)


This album is made using every day paper bags, or lunch bags.  However, I also discuss how to alter the size of your albums to fit the paper bag size you have.  It also features a fun beaded binding, but would also work well with the Stack the Deck binding by Laura Denison. 

Be sure to check out my website for new products ... a whole line of interconnected Christmas ones ... coming in a few days!  Solutions for both the traditional and digital scrapbooker.

Here are a few more sneak peaks with the Stack the Deck binding...

or with the beaded binding system shown in the video ...




Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Frightful Mini (1st of my Noteworthy Mini Album Series)

This is the first FREE mini ablum tutorial in my NOTEWORHTY SERIES ... The albums in this series are a collection of mini ablums that I have created over the last ten years, in my spare time, between having and raising my five children.  I will be posting one each month for the next 12 months ... I have some surprises in store, so stay tuned. :)

Here is the link for the video... until I figure out how to post it on here :)


And here is the link for the tag top templates mentioned in the video.

Here are few more examples of how fun this album can be ...


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Gatefold Occasions Mini Album (Oct Ladies Night)

I have been MIA for a bit ... finalizing all the details to my website.  And yes, it is up and ready!


However, I am still teaching mini ablum classes locally, here in Cedar City, Utah.  This months "Ladies Night" mini album is called the Gatefold Occasion Mini.  It can be made using any paper or theme you choose (as with most of my albums), but I've done it up for this fun Halloween season.  As usual, it is packed with pockets, flips, flaps, and tags.  Join me this Thursday evening, October 24th from 6-9pm at JoAnns.

 If you are unable to attend but would still like to make this album, pop on over to my website, where you can purchase the pattern there and create it on your own time.  All patterns are pdf format and have written directions, as well as, photos for every step.  Here is the link for this pattern.  Happy scrapping!



SharinaShack.com Website is Ready!!!

I am so very excited to announce that at LONG last my website is finally up and ready!!!


 Now available is my photography information, a number of mini album tutorials, some digital collections and there titles/tags/notes, as well as a couple hybrid mini albums.  I'm particularly excited about the hybrid projects because they are new to the scrapbook and digi scrapbook community.  These albums are a mix between traditional scrapbooking and digital scrapbooking.  To say it briefly, the album itself is created using traditional scrapbooking supplies, but the pages are done digitally, printed, then cut out and pasted into the traditional album (to see an example visit this link).  I have a great idea for a Christmas album coming up...

To celebrate this grand occasion I am also posting a new mini album series on you tube.  It is called the Noteworhty Series.  Every month I will be instructing a FREE mini album, so pop on over and check those out each month.  You can reach those tutorials at this link.  Or search for sharinashack or the Noteworthy Series on you tube.  There is also a link to my you tube channel at the top of my website.

I am so excited for all this ... I can't decide what to do next ...LOL!  For now, happy scrapping!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Gated Album -Sept. Ladies Night

The kids are back in school and fall is on it's way (my favorite season)!  The Ladie's Night project for this month is a 'gated' style album (pages open on both the left and right for viewing).   Inside  the album I will be teaching you how to make a corner pocket page, and I will share some other fun ideas on what to add in your pcoekts.  Join me for Ladies Night at JoAnn's in Cedar City, Utah on
September 19th from 6-9 pm.



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

My Vintage Camera and Mini Sneak Peak

This project has been sitting in my head for 6 months now ... and I finally did something about it!  It turned out better than I hoped.  I used some specialy papers from JoAnns (looks like leather), and BoBunny "Mamma Razzi" paper line for the album.  Also, it is covered, inside and out, with Tim Holtz Alterations metal gadgets.  I haven't figured out the closure for the back of the camera yet, but the mini is stored in the back. 

Inside, I used the 'polaroid' and 'film strip' ideas to create the layout of the mini.  I wanted to make a mini to tell my amazing photography journey these last 4 years.  Still need to write the tutorial for these last two projects (camera and school house).  Note: my website is coming along nicely and I am ever increasingly excited for it to start!

School House Sneak Peak

This is a project I cooked up for 'back to school' time.  I used the O'Scraps "School" paper and embellishments, with a few of my own touches :) The mini goes inside the school for safe keeping.  It turned out sooo cute, I had to share a peak.

Let's Get Together

Welcome all, to the preview of the August Ladies Night at JoAnn's class.  This is the album we will be making and I have been thrilled to see so many people picking it up and looking through the album.  The class is August 15, 2013 from 6-9 pm.  Sign up at JoAnn's to save your spot! 

During the class I will be teaching how to assemble the cover, the binding system, and the specifics for each page.  I will also show you a few ways to make these darling flowers that really set this album apart!

This split page assembly is a fun way to break up the routine traditional pages.


This is the album I will be making during the class ... made from the same mat stack as the first one, above.  So be sure to join me for a night of creativity and fun!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July Ladies Night Project

I'm back again with a fun project made from paper bags.  Join me for Ladies Night at JoAnn's in Cedar City, Utah. This month I will be showing you how to make five differnt page styles from paper bags and a fun, easy way to bind them.  Once learned, you can make albums mixing and matching these page styles.  Sign up at JoAnn's. 
July 25th from 6-9 pm

Make one with patriotic paper to share your favorite events you've made this past month.

Or ... make a quick brag book for grandma and grandpa.

This is so versitle it would also be a darling Halloween, Christmas, or any other fun holiday.

See you there!  July 25th from 6-9pm