That's right, Kelly and I finally figured out our official name for our blog challenge series! AND we have a banner! Look how adorable we are?! Kelly designed this banner, so make sure to stop by her blog to let her know how much you love it!
Okay, so, big bummer, no one played along with us for our last challenge, so no one won the $5 gift card to Two Peas in a Bucket. But, if you guys want to play along with this challenge, you could win a $5 gift card to Two Peas in a Bucket!
Our challenge: "Kill" A Kit!
|Citrus Twist Kits' "Celebrate" October Main Kit|
Kelly recently started subscribing to Citrus Twist Kits. We both get the main scrapbook kit each month. We decided it would be fun to see how much we can create with our September and October main scrapbook kits. Now, I only worked with the October kit, but I believe Kelly killed her September and October kits.
Lately, I've been having a difficult time making layouts. I've been super excited about starting my December mini album and I've been making Christmas cards, so layouts haven't really been on my creative front burner. Luckily, I know from past experience that watching scrapbook, card, or Project Life spread process videos, especially Glitter Girl videos, gets my creative juices flowing. And, to be honest with you guys, I didn't even touch the October kit until last Thursday! But that night I finished 2 layouts, 2 cards, and started another layout. Friday I had off work, so I was able to work on "killing" this kit.
I could have made at least one more layout than the three I completed, but as I mentioned earlier, I was having a difficult time getting layout inspired, so I did what I could and didn't push myself.
Something cool I did with the "Playtime Kitten" layout: the cat die cut is from the Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Die Cut package. The die cut itself was cute, but it was outlined in pink and had "true friend" written in the middle. I wanted the cat to look more like my cat, so I heat embossed it with gray embossing powder (which I purchased recently, on clearance at Hobby Lobby!).
Also, I'm really getting into making homemade embellishments to have ready for future projects. I watched this video on YouTube by Ashley Laura where she makes a bunch of homemade embellishments using scraps on her table. I thought that was a genius idea and a great way to use up your stash and save time in the future. As you saw in the video, I made a handful of my own embellishments based on what I have been loving at the moment.