Anyone up for a stash-busting challenge?
I was going through older posts and came across one about the Ms. Pac-Man challenge from 2012. I believe it was started by JBS team member and DT coordinator Doris Sander. The idea behind the challenge is to "chomp" away at your stash by compiling your own kit and using it to create three projects.
The old challenge required one layout and two cards, but I'm good with a minimum of three projects in general, with any combination of layouts and cards.
I'm planning to stick to a similar list of kit contents used, with some changes here and there to account for the possibility that one might wish to create three layouts:
1. Eight pieces of patterned paper scraps and four specialty paper/"other" paper scraps -- no complete sheets allowed.I'm going to add a few more items:
2. No more than one yard of trim, with no individual piece measuring more than 11" in length.
3. One sticker sheet, with a catch: at least one sticker must be missing from the sheet.
4. A pre-2013 alphabet set (the old challenge asked for a pre-2010 set, but I figure, three years have passed, so we can compensate for the time change). If you don't have a set this old, aim for your oldest.
5. One opened package/container of scrappy product.
6. One unopened package/container of scrappy product.
7. One roll of tape.
8. One item or package of product from a company that no longer makes scrappy products (the old challenge required a JBS product, which could still apply to this updated version).
9. Six journaling and/or Project Life cards (if you don't have individual cards, you can cut them from a journaling-card-style patterned sheet or use a printable, if you wish).
10. Unlimited cardstock, adhesive, and "technique-type product" (e.g. stamps, stamping ink, paint, mist, stencils, embossing powder, etc.).
11. A wild card item. Include anything you've been wanting to use (regardless of whether it is old or new, opened or unopened). The time is now.
12. A nearby item. Grab something from your desk or craft area that is within arm's reach. This will be fairly easy to do if you are a mess-maker like me. If you are super-organized and have no items within reach, then head for the nearest drawer or bin, close your eyes, and reach blindly. The item that you retrieve will be the final addition to your kit.Once you've made your own kit, take a photo of it, and blog (and/or share via Instagram or some other form of social media) your list of kit items.
Here's my kit:
(1) Eight scraps of patterned paper: KI Memories, Love, Elsie, Bo Bunny, Sassafras, Studio Calico (clouds and numbers), and Daisy D's; four pieces of specialty/other paper: blueprint paper and time card (from previous JBS kits), dictionary page, white vellum.Once you've compiled your kit, the real fun starts: begin creating!
(2) Trim: Making Memories (planes), KI Memories (rainbows), Webster's Pages (lace), May Arts (hot pink) -- it all equals no more than 1 yard/36 inches.
(3) Sticker sheet (with missing sticker): Hello Forever for Studio Calico.
(4) A pre-2013 alphabet: Heidi Swapp chipboard letters (I went waaaaaay back).
(5) Opened product: Seven Paper vellum hearts.
(6) Unopened product: My Mind's Eye Lost and Found buttons.
(7) One roll of tape: 7Gypsies linen tape (or was it Prima?)
(8) One item or package of product from a company that no longer makes scrappy products: Jenni Bowlin Studio metal flatbacks
(9) Six journaling and/or PL cards: all are from Studio Calico, with the exception of the lined card from Becky Higgins
(10) Unlimited cardstock, adhesive, and "technique-type product" -- so far I've pulled three sheets of cardstock -- white, kraft, and metallic gray, and I have a few stencils and stamp sets at the ready.
(11) A wild card item: printed chipboard circles from Studio Calico.
(12) A nearby item: gold paper clips from American Crafts.
If you decide to participate, I'll sweeten the deal with a giveaway -- and yes, I do recognize the irony in challenging you to chomp through your stash only to accumulate more product.
To be entered, share a link to your blog (or Flickr gallery, Instagram feed, etc.) in the comment section below, and I'll be sure to visit! ETA: You can also post to a thread that I started at Get It Scrapped. Your post(s) should contain the kit image as well as images of your three projects -- feel free to split up the posts.
Let's aim for a July 20 deadline. That should give you a little over a month. Happy stash-busting!