28 February, 2015

Video: Use it Up Challenge #2 Results!

I'm here with a today, which you might have seen if you've subscribed to my YouTube channel. It's my Use it Up stash kit challenge #2 using the Jackpot and Summer Nights kit.

And here are the layouts for you, so you can see them as just still photos. I hope you enjoyed!

24 February, 2015

Stash Kitting 101

I've been working really hard on my paper the last couple weeks. With the approach of the Scrapbook Expo on March 21st and the general end of my freeze, I'm looking forward to buying new things. But I can't do that in good conscience without using up paper I already have. So I took a hard look at my paper and this is what I saw.
I had very few kits, but a TON of paper that I needed to use up. I weeded out the themed stuff, which is allowed to stay. I have a few Autumn collections, a Valentine's one, an Asian themed one, that kind of thing. This is the paper that doesn't have a theme and either needs to go or needs sorting out. Since I started making the "Use it Up" series of videos kind people have been asking me how I make my Stash Kits. So I took this paper that needed to be used up I made this video:

I had all this paper spread out on my desk for a few hours, sorted it all into kits, and this is what I ended with.
So now I have a bunch of Stash Kits, and then on the other side of the glass mat I have collections that I just bought (Webster's Pages "Nest", etc) or papers that are just neutral backgrounds like Simple Stories'  "Story of Us" plain patterns. And I'm down to only 8 little paper collections that can be used together still. They're older, but they are still "good" as they are to me and I'm not in a desperate need to use them up and get them out.

So this is my meager paper stash now. I'm optimistic about how much I can use up within the next month before the Expo and I'll try to make more Use it Up videos as much as I can!

23 February, 2015

Video: Use It Up Series #2

Hello, everyone! I'm here today with another Use it Up video, this time combining two Stash Kits, the Jackpot and Summer Nights kits. They both had similar papers, so I figured they needed to be combined and used up. I've been working with this kit for the last few days and I can tell you I've made a severe dent in it! In this video you can check out the kit and my thoughts and when I finish it off I'll share with you all the projects I've made. I hope you enjoy!