Here's what I chose to make my kit from my stash as I get ready for my 100 photo challenge.(see my previous post for my introduction of this challenge. Scroll below for introduction video.)
Since my photos do not match or go together, they cover multiple years and varying events. This adds to the complexity of making a kit that will work. To combat this I mostly stuck with neutral colors and patterns. I also tried to use papers that already matched with each other that came in a package together or are from the same product line. My newest products came from the 2015 Scrapbooking Expo last summer - so I still had new sheets that I had not yet cut into - so these were first on my list to add to my kit. Here's a photo of the papers I chose to work with. There are some pops of color which is fine but those brighter patterns are from a paper pad I got so I knew they would go together and I like having the option to add pops of color as I would like to when making my layouts.
Now with my paper chosen, it makes it easier to select embellishments. Again, I tried to stick to neutrals. I dug into my alphabet letter stash and my number sticker stash - which are organized by color - and selected my gray, black, and white alphas. I also selected a few stickers that I thought would work too - color is the driving force here. Will they go together on a page well? That's what I was thinking about when making my selections. Not size, not brand, not anything else - just color.
I did not select 'actual' embellishments since I didn't really know what events my photos were covering - and I like to choose my accents more on the fly. When I make the layout, I see how much space I have, what the topic is about, and what color accent I would like. Since I will be in a time crunch, embellishments will be minimal, and we'll see how I do with selecting from my stash on the go or if I leave out embellishments all together. We'll just have to see how it goes. For my kit though, besides my sticker labels - these are the only pre-selected accents I have put together for this challenge.
After I have my scrapping supplies, it was time to get my tools together. Here is the list of my tools I chose to have in my kit:
- large Fiskars paper trimmer
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)
- Paper Snips scissors - from Stampin' Up!
- 01 American Crafts Precision Pen - black
- 03 American Crafts Precision Pen - black
- Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
- 2 way glue pen - Stampin' Up!
- Date roller stamp - from office supply store
- 0.3 Hi Tec C fine line pen - black