I have had a blast these last four weeks. Why, you ask? Because I have had tons of scrappy motivation thanks to May Flaum's Kit-Tastic class over at Big Picture Classes. This is the second class I have taken from her and she exceeded my expectations. The amount of quality content and her hands-on approach is just astounding! Although Kit-Tastic is nearing it's end, May is always cooking up some sort of crafty fun, so be sure to check out her blog. You do not want to miss whatever she has in store, I promise!
May presented so many great options and approaches to "kits." It has been really fun to see how all my classmates approached their kits. My approach was to shop my stash and pull all the papers that I felt like had been in there for too long (more than 6 months). I tend to be most inspired by paper, so this worked great for me.
After pulling 55 sheets of paper, I divided them into 5 different groups, or "kits." That's it. Once I was ready to work with my group of paper, I pulled out photos that I thought would work and then went to town. Embellishments and such were all pulled as I worked on each page.
So, first up... I started with this "kit" of paper:And scrapped things like this:
And, you know what... this method, because it was so different from my norm, reminded me of a question I am often asked...
"How do you store your paper?" Or, "How do you select your paper when you start a layout?"
... and after scrapping away to the last bits of my first "kit," I moved on to the one below:
And scrapped this...
I love how the limited choices push me to use things from my (very small) stash and to scrap with less brain power...
After 9 layouts from the second "kit," I moved onto my third grouping of papers:
And went to town scrapping this...
I am currently working on finishing up my sixth layout from that bunch. So fun!
And, waiting in the wings is this "kit" below:
And even this one:
This is so different from my usual approach, but I am LOVING it! Mostly, I love the speed at which a page gets done as most of my choices have already been made. That is just so freeing.
Sadly, this class is over tomorrow, but rest assured I will not hesitate to sign up for whatever May has in store next. I do love a good scrappy class! For now, I am all signed up and ready to take Shimelle's Scrapbook Remix which starts next week. If you haven't signed up for that, I hope you will join me! There are some fun pre-class discussions happening on her forum already. One discussion has people sharing their various patterned paper storage and systems. Which, yet again has me remembering the questions that I am frequently asked by you, my lovely readers.
SO... I am working on a post about just that. I am thinking a start to finish layout that focuses more on my storage and paper selection might be fun, yes?
But, before I just go on assuming what you all might be wondering... I thought I would ask! Tell me what your specific questions are for me in the comments below and I will answer them in a soon-to-come "Store It, Sort It, Scrap It" post.
What do you want to know, what do you want to see?
I can't wait to find out :)