Sweet Waleska came up with a great idea for a blog post.
She wanted to know how I stored and used my kits.
So I wanted to do a post with her questions.
I would love to know about the how/what/when of your SC kits.
1. what do you do when it arrives? Freak out? No seriously...I know when it is coming and I usually get the door open before the UPS guy can knock on it. I'm pretty sure he thinks I'm a freak. I don't even wait for scissors to open it. I rip the tape off, sit down on the living room floor and look through it . Usually Harper is helping me and yelling things like "OOOH! PWETTY!!!" and "NIIIICE!".
2. do you have a personal goal with the kits (i.e. to use all the papers at least once, etc.)
- I usually try to do one layout using only the main kit. I don't know why, it's just something I do. I also try to use everything in the kit, even if I only use a tiny bit. My newest challenge to myself is to use the stamps. I am NOT a stamp person, no matter how much I want to be. So lately I'm making sure I use them at least once. They are SO cute and chic, I feel that I'm doing them a disservice by not using them.
when do you decide to put it away?- I usually just run out of steam at some point. It's usually after 4 or 5 layouts and maybe a mini. That has more to do with running out of authentic topics then it has to do with tiring of the kit. I could use every single last scrap if I had enough stories to scrap.
how do you store it?- I keep my kits in a 12x12 Scrapbook Case by Iris:
I usually package the papers in a 2 gallon ziploc and put flowers/soft embellishments in a sandwich size ziploc. Hard embellishments go in a separate ziploc.
When I am down to remnants only, I put the leftovers into another Iris box that houses all of my SC scraps. I like to keep them together so I can use them on challenges, etc. later.
do you ever go back to it?- Always. I love to use past kits on other projects.
So there it is! Thanks so much for a great topic idea, Waleska!