Well the "Best Day in my Life" kit is done and dusted I would say. I got 11 layouts total and I actually have one more in the works. I started a layout of my kitty about two weeks ago and it is just not working for me - I scrapped a piece of cardstock trying to make my own background paper and then hating it. I did get the photo mounted on a bunch of layers but stalled again. So I put that one to the side for the time being. When it decides to cooperate with me, I will finish it :). I really do not have much left - actually very few scraps of paper:
I could probably get a card or two and I may still do that. I will cut the 3 X 4 cards apart and add them to my stash.
Although I feel I used the stickers quite a bit, I do still have a lot left over. As for the die cut packages, I used a ton, and still have a ton :
I did not use that red alpha at all?? I was favouring smaller fonts this month, I guess. But I will keep that sticker sheet close for the July kit because I think that alpha will work well with the Either Way Kit.
I struggled a bit with the vellum and acetate die cuts - but that is part of the fun of a kit - it pushes us to think out of our box; it pushes us out of our comfort zone. And, although it looks like there is a lot left (and there is), I really did use them quite a bit but those packages were so darned packed - such value !!!
I ran out of the kit flair and wood veneer early on, but I did have quite a bit in my own add-on so it was all good LOL.
In summary, after two months of working with the kit, having the third all ready to go (my own add-on is pulled) and the fourth on deck, I have a few thoughts to share :
- Scraptastic is definitely the way to go for me. I love getting a kit and this one is so well put together. I enjoy getting new goodies without breaking the bank. Also, I used to spend a lot of time pulling product for each page and having the kit with my own little add-on has made that process so much easier. I have never scrapped as much as I did in the last two months. And I have never loved my pages more. I spent a year, or so, researching kits before making my final decision. I may buy the odd Hip Kit here and there because they were a close second in my final analysis LOL. But I cannot foresee ever stopping Scraptastic heehee :
- The best value for me is getting the main kit plus the add-on. The first month, I got only the main kit and made my own add-on. I got about 6 layouts but did not find that my add-on was enough (I don't have a large stash of die cuts, stickers and chipboard). So in the second month, I did get the add-on but still made another add-on from my stash. This time my add-on was mainly wood veneer, flair, enamel dots (I have a serious addiction) and washi, a couple of sticker sheets and some twine. It worked a lot better.
- I pulled some of my own patterned paper and cardstock. I did not wind up using the patterned paper (in the end, it just didn't go LOL) but did use all the extra cardstock I pulled.
- I felt I needed more of the kit wood veneer and flair