Kit killing is very popular at Studio Calico. There are a number of scrappers there who use up all their kits each month and are waiting eagerly for their next one to arrive to start creating again. I am not that kind of crafter. I wish I was but I am slow, have very limited time in which to create and tend not to use huge amounts of patterned paper on my layouts.
That said, today is a bit of a red letter day for me as my County Fair kit from January has only two pieces of patterned paper and two pieces of card stock remaining with some embellishments rattling round in the box. I cannot say I love all my layouts from this kit or that it was my favourite set of papers but by the end of the week this kit will be gone. I am working very hard to use up my older kits but have decided to use up my current kits as they come and then hit the older ones. It enables me to take some inspiration from the current member gallery at Studio Calico and to do something with the pictures I want to preserve.
This layout was another very quick effort completed while Scarlett napped. I wanted to use one of the chipboard prize ribbons but felt the patterns on them were not quite right so I covered one with washi tape. I may go back and redo this as it is a bit rough around the edges but I am happy to have tried something new with my chipboard. I think I saw this technique on one of the recent Glitter Girl episodes on Two Peas.
The journalling just states that this was my first time driving in Singapore and that Tet took the photo. This also reminds me I need to drive again soon as I have only driven a couple of times since!
I am in the midst of a massive laundry drive here as we are off to Japan on Friday. I have been looking out all our winter clothes, many of which have not been worn since we went to Japan last year. My new coat has arrived from Lands End so I will not freeze like I did last year. Scarlett has outgrown all her winter clothes from last trip but I have been gradually topping up her winter wardrobe so we should be good. Tet bought our Tokyo Disney tickets last night so we are all set!
I am a little worried about going overseas while in the early stages of Weightwatchers but at least most Japanese food is pretty healthy. Points counting will be out the window but I am hopeful that I will be doing plenty of walking. My aim is to come home within a kilo of the weight I leave. I will let you know how I get on. I am nearly at the end of my fourth week on the pro points system and have lost 3.4 kg or 7.5 pounds as at last Wednesday. I am stoked with that.
I hope everyone is having a gentle start to their week. It has rained here most of the day so we have had a quiet day at home.