Saturday, February 23, 2013
Game On! Scattergories and LOAD213
Ever since I started subscribing to the JBS Mercantile kits, I have loved playing along with the games in their community. It's a great way to use up your kits, have fun and get some layouts finished. I honestly didn't think I would find it easy to play along with this month's game, much less find the time to do so. However, I was able to combine my LOAD213 layouts with the Scattergories challenge.
How does Scattergories work? Well, you pick a letter, then you choose supplies or items for you layout which start with the letter. The goal is to get as many supplies on your layout and you must use at least one product from a JBS Mercantile kit. Of course, we all get a little silly and we always push the rules just a tad.
The Horned Melon by Christy Strickler Supplies| Patterned Paper: Jilliebean Soup, Lillybee; Alphas, Button, Kit Cut, Journal Spot: JBS Mercantile; Flowers: Sassafrass
When I shared the photos of this on instagram, I had a lot of questions about the melon. Yes, it was very slimy and gross. No, he did not finish it.
Shimelle's layout starting points.
Mischief Incarnate by Christy Strickler
Supplies| Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye, Crate Paper, Studio Calico; Letters, Stickers: Jillibean Soup; Other: monogram, glass beads, metal flowers and heart
Playing Games with your supplies is a lot of fun. It keeps you motivated to use your supplies. It also challenges you in such a way that your story becomes a little deeper in meaning. The layout about Momo was originally just about him being caught climbing the screen door. It ended up being about how I have an attraction to mischievous creatures.
What games can you play with your supplies? Try out a challenge like the one over at the JBS Mercantile forum. There are also a lot of challenge blogs for scrapbookers around the web. Consider writing a list of challenges to yourself. Trust me, you will enjoy yourself and your layouts will reflect it!