I decided I would use up one of my oldest kits a wee while back using Shimelle Laine's cut it all up before you start approach. I was actually pretty enthusiastic about the whole process to begin with. As the kit has become sparser my enthusiasm has waned.
I am using papers I do not really love and making layouts that certainly do not make my heart sing. Having said that though, I am making layouts and recording memories but maybe not in a way that makes me feel good. I have found I am adding more supplies from elsewhere such as the Smash page in this layout and the glittery thickers in the one to follow. I used a sketch from the Simple Scrappers Members sketches very loosely for this layout but I think it is the colours that make my heart sink. It just is not really me.
I stretched this layout with some Smash tape, and some tidbits and lettering from the OA Cakewalk collection.
Would I use this method again? Yes, possibly if I got very overwhelmed with my kits or had a collection that was too precious to cut. Some of my earlier layouts using this method I am more than happy with. I love the freedom I felt cutting into all the papers. It was an interesting experiment and one that I have learned a few valuable lessons from.
I struggled staying up until midnight for the Studio Calico presale last night. Singapore is exactly 12 hours ahead of the EST noon sale. I actually put three add ons in my cart and had the luxury of looking closely at them all before finally going with Twisty Slide. I was a little suprised as I thought I would probably have gone for Monkey Bars which was a much girlier kit but something in Twisty Slide spoke to me and I am quite excited about the kits arriving in a couple of weeks or so.