Kit Making Fiend!

Kit Making Fiend!

Apparently the Counterfeit Kit Challenge was just what I needed. After a bit of assembly, I have not one, not two, not three, but FOUR kits to work with now.

FOUR.

What does that say about the size of my stash?

Let’s take a look, shall we?

One of the things that inspired me the most about creating a kit was the idea of naming it. That helped me decide what kind of themed papers to add to the basic, more useful, multipurpose patterns.

So the first kit for you? Number one son saves the world:

E saves the day || noexcusescrapbooking.com

This kit was inspired by oldest’s love of maps, and the color palette took its cues from the Basic Grey sticker sheet on the left below.

e saves the day embellies || noexcusescrapbooking.com

Since I’m trying to use up stash, there are lots of partially used packs of embellishments and alpha stickers. This is the season of making them go away. (So I can get new ones eventually!)

Kit number two: Number two son has dastardly plans. Because well, they make him laugh, not because he’s actually evil or anything. šŸ˜€

s's dastardly plans || noexcusescrapbooking.com

This kit needed mustaches for twirling, and evil dolphins. Since I didn’t have any dolphins, I settled for whales and robots and an octopus and crab. This kit came closest to the original inspiration, with its emphasis on red and black and cream.

s's dastardly plans embellies || noexcusescrapbooking.com

Hopefully there are enough bits and pieces to make pages fun. The striped paper between the alpha sets is actually a sheet of washi paper. That should be fun to play with.

Kit number three: My nieces take over the universe. Because they could.

j & e take over the universe || noexcusescrapbooking.com

This kit called for rocket ships and secret hideaways and glittery tiaras. It’s a fun combination of elegance and playfulness and action. I think this one is my favorite.

j & e take over the universe embellies || noexcusescrapbooking.com

Once again, the large sheet of Basic Grey stickers helped narrow down the color theme.

The last kit, kit number four, has little bit of a music bent, since I’ll be working on pages for May’s ScrapHappy only LOAD, and we’re going with a musical theme for the month. Tentatively called Musical Memories, it may be the kit least inspired by the kit from A Beautiful Mess.

music memories || noexcusescrapbooking.com

This kit was built off the cassette and blooming tree paper. There are some olderĀ papers in this pile, most notably, the Ā papers from Becky Higgins Turquoise Project Life kit. Why does 2010 seem like it was so long ago?

music memories embellies || noexcusescrapbooking.com

Apparently, I’m going with yellow as the accent color for this kit. That should work, we’ll see how it goes.

You’ll be seeing pages from these kits a lot over the next few months, with May’s LOAD coming up.

Have you put together a kit or two or more? If you haven’t, don’t you think it’s time to put one together? It’s fun, and it will make your scrapping process so much faster!

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  1. Good grief! I was in Bangor (nearly an hour from home) yesterday for a meeting and thought about going to Hobby Lobby, but since I couldn’t remember what it was I had needed to get, I decided to forego temptation. Adhesive!! What are my chances of being near there again?? Slim to none.

    Great kits, Heather!!

    • Thanks Libby! There are two craft stores five minutes from my house, and three more only fifteen minutes away. I can always mail you stuff if you need it!

      • My car doesn’t use much gas, it would probably be cheaper to drive than pay postage, but that’s a great offer. My issue is finding/taking time – maybe I’ll find more after I retire on June 1.

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