May 17, 2013

Kits Inspire!

I love scrapbooking kits.  I started scrapbooking in 2001 and for years did not buy a kit.  It was in 2009,  during a creative scrapbooking slump, that I took the plunge into the world of kits.

I bought a kit from Kenner Road owned by the wonderful and and talented Kerry Lynn Yeary.  Kerry doesn't sell traditional kits anymore, although you can find printable kits at her Etsy Shop.  And she happens to create wonderful projects from the next kit shop I bought from.  There's something to this scrapbooking kit thing, I thought.

My next kit was from Jenni Bowlin Studio Mercantile.   Having a collection of coordinating and unique crafting items in front of me got my creative mind working again.  I tried to work just from the kit with a few added basics from my stash.  It was a different approach to scrapbooking for me and made me love scrapbooking once more.

The kit inspired me!

This exclusive stamp in this months papercrafting kit at JBS Mercantile is an example of how a kit can inspire.  The old fashioned camera image and text on the stamp brough images of film negatives to mind and I used a plastic negative sleeve holder to create this layout.

The colors in this months kit are gorgeous.  The teal, gray, and yellow are stunning with black and whites.

Kits inspire!


  1. I used to buy KL's kits too! They were great!! LOVING your lo!! I love love love the photos and loving the sun frame!!

  2. I love getting (JBS) kits, too!! It is like a fresh box of inspiration every month. I got my May kit yesterday and I was so excited to open it and admire all the goodies!! I think my son thinks I'm a little nuts, lol! Also, love the idea of you using the negative sleeve on your LO!! :) Evie

  3. Beautiful! Love the repeating photos and pops of yellow.


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