Monday, January 28, 2013

SC kit Break Down & PL Storage

Hey Friends!
Having fun being a busy mom of sorts...running around all over the place..you know...classified mom stuff! ;) It is the 28th and that means that for me SC kits have been live since noon yesterday. This month I purchased the Junior Mint add-on...as I had a discount and forgot to be on at noon to get popcorn sigh oh well...I also reached month 12 which means next month I will officially be an awards member yippee! I currently have all three subscriptions coming to me every month and that can lead up to a lot of product!
*topic detour*
 My one little word is Less. The more I keep saying the more it is becoming. This month it has been very clear to me and I have purged via dontating, trashing, or selling about 325lbs of stuff. whew!!! I am already exhausted lol but excited to watch my life transition with my new word. I really am looking forward to watching how this word will appear throughout the year.
*back on topic*
This means that I am purging and modifying how I will handle the left overs from my SC Scrapbook kit, Card kit, and PL kit. Ready? Here we go:
Step One: Try to use as much as possible from each kit.
Scrapbook kit: I created four layouts for the kit and will have one more totalling five for January.
Card kit: ahem um I have four cards in the sketchbook...none are completed yet.
PL Kit: I used various pieces for three weeks of my PL.
Step Two: Break down kits.
Scrapbook Kit: I trim off the bottom strips from my papers, choose which papers, alphas, and embellishments I will use for my fifth page. I then trim the rest of the scraps into usuable 4X6 and 3X4 cards for PL, the smaller pieces go into the kids craft box. Any papers I know I wont use go to donations or my mom. The thick chipboard that keeps the papers safe gets cut down for albums and other uses as it is very sturdy.
setting aside for a paper weaving challenge
Selected for fifth page from kit
donated to my childrens craft box
I can't look at this paper without feeling like I just went on the spinning tea cups...:(
ready to be a divider or cover for an album.
Card Kit: I have plans to make four cards with this kit, I just have not sat down and done them yet. I have trimmed all of my papers to 8.5X5.5. I have trimmed the vellum to create two covers for cards, the rest wen to my PL pile. I took half of the 6X6 paper pad and added it to my PL pile. When I finish making my cards the rest of the kit will breakdown into PL cards, donations for the kids craft box, and embellishments will be sorted in my small findings and notions tray.
My card kit Trimmed and ready to go
This is my small findings and notions tray.
PL Kit: After I have used what I will for the current month I will archive them in my little divider bin in my raskog cart from IKEA. I have a pretty decent paper pile that I have created using the leftovers from both kits and I will put those in that divider container as well. Everything else will be put away into their organized spots in my craft space.
Left over PL kit
Cut paper scraps from Scrapbook kit and Card kit. 
That pretty much sums up the breakdown and organization of my kits for this month and everymonth after. I will hold onto the product for six months than do a purge.

PL Storage! Yippie! I got one a Raskog cart that is! Currently I have all of the papers, stamps, ink, gle runners, pens, papers, paper trimmer, corner chomp thingy, and journal cards at the top. I have our families memorbelia in the middle, and I have my photo paper, white card stock for journal cards, and ink in the bottom. I should also mention that I have 5 Discs on top from my favorite digital artists and photograph actions, Paislee Press, One Little Bird, Three Paper Peonies, and My Four Hens Photography. I also have them on another hard drive as I lost all of my Paislee Press kits and four kits were expired links poo.
My happy Cart

The top 

the middle

the bottom
Ok friends that is all I have for you today!
Cheers!
Bran

3 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading this post. I left that red chevron PP untouched as well!

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  2. I used it in small squares on one layout (like a quilt), backed a photo on it, a strip border, and some squares of the red flower side too.

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  3. I love seeing how other people organise themselves. I got a raskog at christmas and it has really helped me get things in order.
    That chevron paper is driving me crazy too, I know I can cut it up for layering but every time I look at it, it just puts me off.

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