I've subscribed to kits or been on kit design teams for years. There's something awesome about getting that box of new supplies every month. I stopped completely this year, and I noticed something: my scrapbooking dropped off precipitously without the new supplies. Mind you, I have a stash, so that alone shouldn't have stopped me, and I scrapbooked before kits. Still, most scrapbook shops near me have closed, and I discovered this year that kits really do keep me inspired.
I started shopping around for kits this past summer. I like a lot of them, but most seemed heavy on flowers and feminine supplies. I'm not shy about using them on my boys' pages, but I like something a bit more linear. I finally settled on the Ali Edwards story kit. It contains cards and embellishments, no paper, but it's been just enough of a hit for me to create. Here's a couple pages:
When I printed these photos of our Father's Day at Surly, I reached into a story kit, pulled some cards that reflected the mood, then pulled some embellishments that seemed to fit. I used yardstick as the background then added some stitching. Easy peasy! Here's some details:
Another month had the theme of Me. Like using the supplies to make pages about myself, but I don't want every page about myself to have me me me on it, so I used some products to make a page about my son and what makes him like me:
Yep, he's like me because he tries to carry in all the groceries in one trip. That's perfectly normal.
Again, I found some neutral cards plus some embellishments, then picked a basic green piece of patterned paper as the background to make all the red pop.
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