Friday, September 14, 2012

Got Scraps? New Challenge!

I think just about all of us have them.  Lurking.  And we avoid making eye contact - out of sight, out of mind, right?  You know what I'm talking about...  those pesky little scraps.  We *want* to kill our kits, we really do, but there's just a few too many pieces left to let us turn our backs and walk away.

Maybe I can help.

Just like the Freaky Fast Formula and Page Starter, this challenge is designed to get you scrapping quickly and with a minimum of fuss.  You can do as much or as little as you like, in whatever style suits you.  And the best part... you just might be able to finally kill off some kits, or at least make a dent in that scrap pile!

Step 1:  Find an almost-dead kit.  No kit?  No worries - go dig through your scrap pile and find some coordinating patterned paper scraps.
The remnants of WRMK Hall Pass.
Step 2:  Slice your patterned paper into 1" strips.  [This took me about 2 minutes to do.  Maybe I'm a little fussy.]

Step 3:  Find some pictures and cardstock to match.  [Now I'm about 10 minutes into this project.]
I decided to focus on the red shirt of my kid - loving the greens and yellows in the paper, too.
Step 4:  Stir.  And shop your stash for the extra bits, like alphas, journaling blocks, and coordinating embellies.  [Another 10 minutes.  Whoa... this is pretty fast for me!]
Pretty much what the end page will look like.  Ohmigosh, am I going to have white space???
Step 5:  Finish.  Make this layout your own.  Do your thing!  [This part took 40 minutes.  Yes.  I like to fuss.  But I think I already established that fact!  LOL]
I am trying to feel a wee bit embarrassed for pleating and distressing paper AGAIN.  But I don't.  'Cuz that's how I roll.

So check that out!  I got a double layout done in one hour.  I killed a kit.  AND... I used some stuff out of my stash.  All with the power of 1" strips. 

Now it's your turn!  I challenge you to turn 1" scrap strips into layouts this month.  You have until September 30th to link up your layout here for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the TSR Store.  Oh, and if you do happen to kill a kit - or four - stop by the Message Board and record it in our Kit Killer thread.  We're on our way to a goal of 225 dead kits by the end of the year - come help us out!

- Theresa (a.k.a. "Savi")


  1. Theresa you never cease to amaze me! Great layout!

  2. Great idea Savi! This seems like a great way to get rid of those kits that have those hanger-on scraps!

  3. Love the idea... so easy, and looks great!!