Friday, January 10, 2014

Ringing in the New Year with CHALLENGES!

Hi all!

Sorry it's been awhile, the holidays just sucked me out of blog-land.  For 2014 I am participating in a couple of challenges.  The first is "2014 in 2014" and it involves keeping track of supplies throughout the year and attempting to use 2,014 by the end of the year.  I think I may actually be able to complete this challenge.  I'm participating with other scrappers through an online forum and have a cute little counter image under my signature there that keeps track of how I'm doing.  As of yesterday I am at 807!!!  What is helping me is the fact that I am purging a ton of stamps by selling them online right now.  So I have been counting EACH stamp in the set as a single item.  Plus I've been scrapping so that is using supplies as well.

The second challenge I'm doing this year was started by ME and I posted it where I chat and a few other girls have joined in as well.  I called it "Kill Our Kits" and it's basically a personal challenge to get through the kits that I have piled up.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Super Sketch Club that I subscribe to from Scrapbook Generation, but I have been really bad about keeping up with them.  After I pulled all my kits out, I had (1) HSN kit (which is actually 12 double page layouts), (23) Super Sketch Club kits and (22) additional kits I purchased from Scrapbook Generation.  Yikes!  Here's my proof and shame:

What's even worse - as I was piling them up I put them in order by months and noticed I was missing a few that I know I did not put together yet.  So somewhere in my craft area I have even MORE kits!

I've already started working my way through these, and I started off easy.  I selected a kit that was a double page kit I purchased from SG.  It was originally part of the Allison Davis Hall of Fame subscription kit, but it must have been an extra they listed for sale.  The info on that subscription can be found here.  The exact kit is now sold out, but it includes papers from the Cut & Paste line by My Mind's Eye.

I did change up the photo placement and sizes a bit to accommodate my photos.  I had 15 photos pulled and just couldn't leave any of them out, so my solution was to add a 6x12 page protector between the two pages and I love how it turned out.

 Be sure to come back and see how I'm doing with my "Kill Our Kits" Challenge!  

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