пятница, 9 ноября 2012 г.

One kit = Fourteen projects!

Hello! First of all I wanted to share an exciting news - I was honored to be a guest blogger at Two Peas in a Bucket on November 8th, which was yesterday! They featured my summer mini album, I shared here earlier. You can check the post over at Two Peas HERE:


And now I decided to make a summery of my kit adventure. You've probably seen all of these projects already throughout the last few weeks, but I wanted to gather them up all together.

I was inspired by a video Shimelle Laine did on NSD, where she made a kit and then created as many projects as she could. You can watch that video HERE. And there's another video by her where she explains how she puts her own kits together, which can be watched HERE. My adventure started with my own homemade kit. It was based a little on one of the kits from Studio Calico.

Studio Calico at left. What I had to work with is on the right picture. I decided to go one step further and calculate the price of my kit. Here we go: 11 sheets of pattern paper by Studio Calico, Echo Park, MME, American Crafts and Pebbles; 1 alphabet sticker sheet by Basic Grey, yellow tiny stickers by LYB, one embellishment sheet by Echo Park, five 6x6 pieces of paper by Echo Park, MME; one package of white peals, labels by Martha Steward and 5 pieces of colored cardstock - all came up to a little under $15. I also used unlimited amount of white cardstock. But white cardstock in scrapbooking for me is like water in cooking recipes for others - which I don't count :)

HERE IS WHAT CAME OUT OF IT:



 









I tried to vary supplies between projects as much as possible trying hard not to make them look all the same. I used some printable cards and a stamp I already owned. Besides that, everything else came from that tiny pile.

The result is - I was able to make 14 projects for just under 15 dollars! I was trying to make a point here and now I can FINALLY say it - SCRAPBOOKING DOESN'T HAVE TO BE EXPENSIVE!

If you are new to scrapbooking, and don't want to get into it because of expense of the hobby, think again! You can gather a supplies to make a kit and then work with it. You don't have to use it to the last drop, like I did, but it is so fun and less time spent on pulling out supplies for each project when you work with a kit.

One last picture :) Ready for a new adventure now... there are so many of them I don't know which one to choose - catching up on PL, sewing something, learning more about Silhouette, making a photo book to give to grandparents for Christmas, trying a new recipe, making Christmas cards, doing Home Decor project, assembling December Daily. That is one exciting list!

Thanks for coming over! Have a great day!
 

14 комментариев:

  1. So An' ya suda zahodila stolko raz i smotrela vse tvoi LP, wich byt he way again, are very nice!!! And so excited for you to be a guest designer, thats awesome. And the rest... well lets just say i didnt read the rest of what you wrote, but i will and then i'll coment on the rest :-D

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  2. Your pages are beautiful! I have several SC kits, so I am inspired to try to squeeze as many projects out of them as I can.

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  3. Thank you! Good luck with Studio Calico, they make amazing kits!

    Ira, you don't have to comment on each paragraph I write:))) but I love reading your comments!

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  4. Such an impressive amount of LO's from your handmade kit! Your LO's are beautiful and so crisp! I remember seeing Shimelle make so many LO's when she was guesting at SC. So great that you were inspired to do the same. I agree that scrapping does not have to be super expensive. It can be so affordable if you stay away from pre-made embellishments too and stick to paper.

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  5. Anya, check her blog out for photography tips. ya zhaleu chto ran'she ne posmotrla ee ideas to on taking baby pictures:
    http://www.chiccheapnursery.com/2011/chic-baby/5-monthly-baby-picture-ideas/

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  6. Anya CONGRATULATIONS!! Looks like you keep winning lately, and we all know you 100% deserve it!
    That was a great idea to work on challenge like this, and do agree it is not expensive. All those pages look aswome!
    Do you have any idea where can I get a similar kit only with 2 extra items: a little extra brains and talent, and time?! :)

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  7. Wow, 14 projects, that great!!!
    And congratulation on getting to share your summer album :) Keep up the good work, and we're waiting for more :)

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  8. Thank you Jennifer! Totally agree on pre-made embellishments:)

    Спасибо Катюш. Сайт проверила, идеи действительно хорошие! Таня, that was very funny! And Lora, you always push me for the next project:) Love that! Thank you all!

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  9. Your pages is "ok"... I love one with honey bees, best page ever!!
    Overall you not bad :)

    ....I love you sis.

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  10. Your pages is "ok"... I love one with honey bees, best page ever!!
    Overall you not bad :)

    ....I love you sis.

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  11. Your pages is "ok"... I love one with honey bees, best page ever!!
    Overall you not bad :)

    ....I love you sis.

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  12. Ya ne znayu kak eto poluchilos, ya napisala odin raz- a vishlo 3.
    I guess I was right :)

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  13. You really made your point by getting it in 3 times! :)
    I have to agree, it is lovely page.

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  14. :))) Of course it is, it's about your hubby!

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