First up, here are the two pages I started while I was away, and finished up at home . . .
The only items I added that weren't from my kit were the letter stickers spelling out "Katelyn" in the page above, the "back to school" Silhouette-cut heading in the page below, and a grey marker with which I edged my elements with on both pages.
The final page I had planned to do with this kit was a double page about a visit to the Wallace and Grommit exhibition earlier this year, but I decided I wanted to print more photos for that one, so I've set those papers aside for now.
Before calling this kit "killed" I wondered what I could do with the left-over bits and pieces, so I went looking for a last-minute challenge I could attempt. I ended up choosing this sketch from ScrapFriends:
I know many scrappers out there are happy to spend seemingly unlimited amounts of money on every page they create, no matter how small the topic they are scrapping may seem. Me, on the other hand, well obviously I have a small (compared to some!) budget no matter what the subject matter, and some pages in particular I don't want to spend a lot of money on.
So this page, about a cafe we often visit when we travel north on holidays or to visit family, totally fits the "budget scrapping" bill!
- Background: the white cardstock you sometimes get in page protectors.
- Papers: all left over scraps from my Counterfeit Kit
- Home-made mask and home made mist.
- DIY "enamel" dots
- die-cuts also from that same white cardstock, then inked to match the page.
- heading created using letter stamps
- star-shaped paper clips: similar to some I have seen on recent Two Peas videos, but have been sitting in my stash forever.
How about you? Do you like to try your hand at a budget page occasionally? Or can I challenge you to try? You might be pleasantly surprised at the results!