Craft Your Nest is all about using what you have ("using" being the key word here). I could be a professional scrapbook shopper, I have so many supplies. But I got into a rut for way too long and didn't use what I was buying.
In an effort to tame the disaster that is my craft room, I've been pulling out some kits that I bought, never opened, and have been sitting, collecting dust for years. I like kits because a lot of the work has been done for me...and less work is a good thing in my book. :)
In particular, I've been working on some Basic Grey calendar kits. I bought these to give to my husband as Christmas gifts. In my defense, I did make the 2012 calendar and gave it to him this past Christmas. But 2009 - 2011 were sitting on the floor of my craft room, and I finally decided to do something with them.
Now, fortunately, Basic Grey designed their calendars so that you can trim the layout portion of the calendar to create cute little 8x8 pages. Everything to create these layouts comes with the kit - all I had to do was add pictures. I know...there's really no excuse why I didn't make these before.
So I pulled out my paper trimmer and adhesive, and now have a stack sitting in my kitchen, waiting to be put into albums:
I actually two more layouts to finish and I'll have 36 8x8 pages complete! I'm waiting to finish the last pages before putting them into the albums. I'm still debating whether to organize them chronologically (by the date the photo was taken) or by season/theme of the page. I'll update once I decide.
The layouts aren't very fancy, but they're done! And my husband has been getting a kick out of going through the stack and looking at the pictures of our boys. And once again, I'm reminded that it's all about the memories.
I'd love to know what you've been working on lately. Anyone else a kit hoarder like me?
P.S. Chickadee Mary Jo will be here on Wednesday with our next post. Also, we have a Facebook page where you can get updates on the blog and also a Facebook group where you can share layouts and chat with other Chicks. We'd love to see you there!