Happy NSD 2012!
To jumpstart my scrapbooking for this year's NSD celebrations, I put together my own kit of supplies from the Two Peas store, including ten patterned papers, a stamp set, two kinds of letter stickers, a few sheets of cardstock and some embellishments. You can find the exact contents of my kit below if you want to take on this very same challenge!
Then I challenged myself to see exactly how much I could get from using those supplies and nothing else other than a few basic tools. I didn't add any other paper or embellishments. I steered clear of my scrap basket and didn't touch any washi tape - it was a true challenge! In the end I had eight finished 12x12 pages and only a few small scraps of paper and some letter stickers left.
And you can watch the whole process if you like!
At the end of the video, I mentioned that when I scrap like this I often leave the pages overnight then add some finishing touches the next day. Most of what I added was machine stitching, with red thread. I also added a bit more embellishment to the pink layout with the oddball photo - a leftover scrap of border sticker, some number stickers and inspired by one of the NSD challenges, some confetti scattered in that corner. The confetti idea made me very happy indeed!
Have you ever chosen a set of supplies then scrapped until there was nothing left? I'd love to hear your ideas! Come chat about it with me on the general scrapping board!