Monday, March 10, 2014

Kit killer

I made a promise to myself when I purged my scrap room before the move.  Whatever I kept, I would attempt to use up.

I went to a weekend retreat in January and got 9 pages done.  Since then, I've completed a few more AND about 40 cards.  I killed 2 Studio Calico card kits from 2013.  Man does it feel good.  I'm not one of those people who puts themselves on a spending freeze.  I could never do that.  I like to buy the new supplies too much.

CHA stuff is slowly rolling out which means its the perfect time to use up as much of the old as possible.

 This is an awesome line from Authentique.  Or maybe Carta Bella.  (I can't seem to find the line anywhere to verify.)
 I added the hand stitching for the title and an Evalicious tag from a Cocoa Daisy kit.
 I stuck a little flair in there too.  
 Anchor and bird are both stitched.  I was trying to tie the nautical theme together.

 This was created with a Studio Calico kit.  I don't even keep track of them anymore.  I used the SC speech bubble misting template to set up the speech bubble area.  I hand stitched around each one and then filled some of them with folded bits of paper.  Words to describe my son at 6 years old are on the outside with hidden journaling inside.
 More flair on this one.  Random bits from past assignments.  I tend to pick up sets because I like 1-2 of the pieces from the set.  I hold on to the rest and sort them by type (see previous post) hoping that one day I find a place for them on a project.  These are from 3 different sets from the shop.


  1. such fun layouts!I love the hand stitching you did,such a fun element

  2. Such a beautiful page. I love all your hand stitching!

  3. Great layouts, love the stitching on both!

  4. Nice layouts! I love the hand stitching!

  5. I love your take on purging and shopping.
    I am going to go through all of my supplies, as I have too much. But I also could never go on a spending freeze.
    You layouts are great, I am so impressed with your hand stitching…looks awesome.

  6. Wow...LOVE the stitching! Beautiful pages!