Monday, July 7, 2014

Kit It Out, July 2014

Over the past month, I have written about my lack of inspiration and how creating hasn't come as easily for me as it usually does. Some of this, in part, is due to how stagnant I feel my supplies are. That's not to say new things aren't coming in. Currently, I am relying on my kit club subscriptions to keep my stash of supplies feeling fresh. In fact, most of my creating has heavily centered around my JBS Mercantile kits and my Freckled Fawn kits. If not for them, I might not be creating at all.I am otherwise limiting my spending and when this happens, sometimes my stash just feels old and uninspiring.The easiest way to reverse this feeling is to shop my stash to create my own kit.

Creating a kit has several advantages. I don't always use up all of the supplies within my JBS Mercantile kits. Combining kits or refreshing them with supplies in my stash helps me to use them more effectively. The same goes for paper collections. I tend to keep them together, but sometimes, it's nice to combine them with other supplies so that old items feel new again.

This month's kit inspiration photo from Use Your Stash.
So let's set about creating a kit  to use during July. I was just introduced to a new website, called Use Your Stash, which provides inspiration for creating your own monthly kits.  It's free to join and free to play along. This month's inspirational kit focused on bright colors. I also noted that some of the supplies used came from Amy Tangerine's Plus One Collection. It's a collection I picked up earlier this year, but as of yet, I have not killed the collection. Now is the perfect time to revisit it and see what I can come up with.

I chose one solid piece of blue cardstock to start off with. I don't have the same picture frame print. What I do have is a picture frame stamp which I can use with white ink to create my own patterned paper. I added in one black picture frame print and two polka dot prints in green. These will be my canvases. I decided to include the entire 6x6 Plus One pad. I might as well try to use up as much as I can. I also had a variety of the Amy Tangerine embellishments. Some of the packages were open and partially use. Let's see if I can use all of them up!

I had a great time shopping my stash to come up with a kit. Now my goal is to use up as much of it as I can. Stay tuned to see the results.

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  1. I love the kit you put together and the fact that you are using the frame stamp to stamp your own pieces is great!

  2. I just found the FB group too! Having fun looking at all the kits everyone is putting together. Really loving the colors. Hope this gets your mojo flowing again! :)