Welcome to Day 2 of Kits Week! Yesterday we talked talked about 6 reasons that scrapbook kit clubs can be fun! …. but we also admitted that if you haven’t learned the joy of kits yet, making a monthly commitment to a club can be daunting!
Did you know that MANY local scrapbook stores create kits of one kind or another? This gives you the chance to check-out the kit in person and purchase it individually. Once you get hooked, most will gladly ship them 😉
Today we are highlighting a kit from Up The Street Scrapbooking. Up the Street Scrapbooking is a local scrapbook store (and more) located in Ontario, Canada.
PCC Creative Squad member Sarah Webb received one of the 2 September Kits from Up The Street. Each month’s there are two ‘sides’ or kits released. The first this month is called “Sweet Sunshine” and Sarah decided to dive into it right away!
The “Sweet Sunshine” kit contains: 2×12 patterned papers (MME The Sweetest Thing Honey “One of a Kind Special”, MME The Sweetest Thing Honey “Perfect Best”, MME The Sweetest Thing Honey “Simple Lovely Damask”, MME The Sweetest Thing Honey “Love Bouquet”, Bazzill “Antique Sheet Music”, Bazzill “Antique Newsprint”, Fabscraps Shabby Chic “Stone Flower”), Specialty Papers (Best Creation Dark Gold Glitter Cardstock, American Crafts Neopolitan Vellum, Pink Paislee Mistables), 12×12 cardstock (Bazzill Clover Leaf Swiss Dot, Bazzill White), American Crafts Neopolitan Puffy Black Thickers, MME The Sweetest Thing Perfect Chipboard Elements, MME The Sweetest Thing Playful Label Stickers, Heidi Swapp Sunshine Trimmings, Heidi Swapp Disco Hearts Sequin Shapes (2 pieces), Prima Bristo Blooms Flowers (3 pieces), Prima Pearl Le Cloque Feather Flower (1 piece)
Can you blame her? I would want to dive right in, too!
So, what is Sarah’s approach when she receives a new kit?
“When I receive a kit, I like to take a good look at all the paper and decide what I am inspired to create. Often I will group some of the paper and embellishments together with a particular theme in mind. I start with the kit and create at least one layout inspired by the kit itself and then I flip through pictures to see if there’s a picture that works with the product and inspires a page. The fun thing about a kit, is that you receive products you may not normally choose yourself. I have found that using a kit has helped me broaden my horizons and explore using different products. It can be a lot of fun being pushed out of a personal creative comfort zone.”
And what happens when you unleash Sarah on a fabulous kit? Well … see for yourself! Can you believe ALL of the below were created with the “Sweet Sunshine” kit?
Sigh …. if only I had 1/4 of the talent that Sarah does ….
So what about the other side of the kit?Funny you should ask …. 😉
Actually, the other side of this month’s kit from Up The Street Scrapbooking is called “Clipped” and it’s today’s featured giveaway! Let’s check it out …
The “Clipped” Kit contains: 12×12 patterned papers (Basic Grey Clippings “5th Avenue”, Basic Grey Clippings “Gazette”, Basic Grey Clippings “Handmade Quilt”, Basic Grey Clippings “Trenchcoat”, MME Everyday Funday “Celebration|”, MME Everyday Funday “Ferris Wheel”, MME Everyday Funday “Remember This”, Canvas Corp Gold on Kraft) 12×12 cardstock (American Crafts Black, Bazzill Moss, Coredinations Fired Brick), American Crafts Fresh Squeezed Pantry Thickers, Glitz Teeny Alphas “Burlap”, 3.5” x 5.5” Kraft Moleskin Plain Journal, Sakura Black Jelly Roll Pen, Unity Stamps “Noted By” Itty Bitty, American Crafts Trim “Black Velvet With Scallops”, Jenni Bowlin Black Vintage Style Buttons.I’m digging the boyish feel of this kit!
Enter to Win
To enter to win the Clipped kit shown above, leave a comment here telling us what YOUR approach would be to a kit like this? What would you dive into first? Do you keep your kit contents all together or do you sort the contents into your regular stash? Would you sit right down & create? You know what Sarah does …. what would you do?
Be sure to comment quickly …. Giveaway closes this Saturday, September 15th at midnight eastern. I can’t wait to learn more about YOUR approach to kits and scrapbook kit clubs!