Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Stashbusting...Full Speed Ahead!

With all of the new collections that I loved coming out at CHA, I figured I had better take a swing at using up some of my enormous stash before I make any orders/or start playing with any new supplies!
My favorite way to use up my stash is to make a kit from it! It makes it so much easier just to grab a kit and knock out a few layouts, instead of pulling out half of my stash any time I want to create a page. So, with that in mind, I checked out a few of my favorite sources for kit creating inspiration:

I really have oodles and oodles of products that could be Valentine's day themed or related, so I made up 2 kits. My first kit is based off of the currently trending colors and patterns for Valentine's; reds, pinks, navy, and aqua. I didn't include much in the way of embellies in this kit, but a rather large assortment of stamps that I am determined to use this month, as a rather large portion of them remain untouched. My first kit, Hearts and Flowers:
It is filled with papers from Basic Grey (several collections-old and new!), and has a bit of MME, Crate, Heidi Grace, Doodlebug, and Graphic 45 thrown in as well.

A closer look at just the papers:

And my second kit, mostly inspired by the Modern Romance kit by scrappypedia, is black and red, softened by touches of pink, cream, and gray. When I saw her kit, I immediately knew that I wanted to use the MME Lost&Found 3 collection that I won a few months ago! I mixed it in with some other bits and goodies that I felt would go well with the collection, and came up with my second kit for February,  Romantic Interlude:
There's no lack of embellishments in this one! I added in papers from DCWV, Jenni Bowlin, Crate, GCD Studios, and SEI, lots of yummy washi tape, Vinyl Thickers shapes and alphas, Doodlebug Paper Frills, some paper mini roses, Tiny Type stickers, and a few loose die cuts.

A look at my papers only:
So, that's 2 HUGE kits...lets see how much scrapping I get done this month...I will keep you updated!

20 comments:

  1. Your kits are amazing!! I agree with you, making kits is a great way to get to use your stash. I have never scrapped as much and as often as I do now with my Scrap Stash Kits. I love it! :D

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  2. Awesome kits, Margie! good to see you joining us in CKC.

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  3. Both kits are absolutly fantastic!! I love them both!!

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  4. Super exciting kits!!! Love them all - the color combos, stamps, alphas, washi...GORGEOUS combinations!!!

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  5. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I am loving these kits!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  6. Your kits look amazing! I really can't wait to see what you come up with. On a different note, you might want to take a look at my latest blog post. You won!

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  7. weeeelll I love your kits! They are very motivating! Love that you have included stamps... I must do more of that - great idea!

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  11. I love making kits. It's one of my favourite ways to play. These are both gorgeous

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  12. What wonderfully named kits. So romantic and perfect for Valentine's Day. I just adore that red wood tone paper...who makes that? have fun creating with these fabulous kits.

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    1. Thanks! The red woodgrain is from Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses collection.

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  13. Your kits look amazing, I especially love the washi in the first one! x

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  14. huge is the right word! Enormous! how many layouts do you usually get from a kit that size. Both the names you've come up with are so creative - they are really inspirational kits

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  15. Your second kit is sexy! I love the red and black together.

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  16. WOW!! You have some really gorgeous color and texture combinations going on here! Thanks for sharing: I felt totally inspired by your clever pairings of such fabulous elements!

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