Morning everyone! I’m so excited because today is our annual holiday Paper-Playground crop. I look forward to these opportunities to gab, eat, laugh, and maybe even get some scrapbooking in. (For me, that’s a big maybe.) I’ve already spent a lot of time preparing, but of course I still have a ton left to do. I did finish all my star ornaments yesterday that I want to bring with me.
All are made with Webster’s Pages Winter Wonderland and Ting-a-ling holiday papers. The centers are made from the shimmer papers, also from Webster’s Pages, that not many people are familiar with. They come in silver and gold, and I really like the shine they add. I’ve got the full directions for these stars, along with the star templates in the classroom forum at inspireME, if anybody is interested.
I’ve also put together a little kit to take to the crop to work with. My scrappy friend, Kimmy, came up with a great idea that I’m hoping to be able to play along with. She, in turn, got the idea from the current design team call over at Create My Keepsake. We all have a ton of stuff in our stashes, right? Stuff we buy that we absolutely have to have, but then it sits forever in our scraprooms or still in the bag it came in. I do that all the time. I fall in love with it at the store, but then it sits untouched because I either forget about it, am afraid to cut into it because it’s so pretty, or lose the idea I had for things in the first place. So Kimmy decided she was going to put together a kit from her stash every month and challenge herself to make at least 2 pages and 2 cards from that kit before she allows herself to put together her next kit. After 3 kits, she will allow herself to buy something new. I think that’s such a great idea. So I’ve decided to play along as much as I can. yesterday, I put together my first month’s kit.
Now, I don’t know how much “stuff” we’re supposed to put together, but I just decided that since this is completely and totally for me and for no other purpose, I could do what I want! Ha! I’m totally crazy that way! ;)
I had made a trip to Archiver’s last month, and all my goodies were still sitting in the bag. Isn’t that pathetic? So, the first place I went was that bag. And once I spread all the papers out on the floor, I decided that they actually looked pretty good together. So, all the paper, the Teresa Collins journaling prompts and the glitter alpha stickers came from that shopping trip. Then I just dug through my stash to come up with some ribbon and some extra goodies. My gosh, did I find some old crud. Some old, some new, and hopefully, some pages done and some stash used.
And it was kind of fun, too. If anyone else wants to play along, especially after things quiet down next month, Kimmy is talking about putting some prizes together! Check out the full scoop in Kimmy’s blog.
Have a great day everyone!