This post is an attempt to explain how I make "mini" kits.
First I must explain my process in creating a scrapbook layout.
I scrap by color so when looking at a photo(s) I try to come up with 3 colors that stand out the most to me. Most generally it is a color that the focus person(s) is wearing. My papers and embellishments are sorted by color so when I'm creating a layout I can take extra single colored items from these drawers to add to the layout. I do 12 x 12 layouts for each of my 3 sons who are in their late teens and early twenties. I create 8.5 x 11 for myself.
I struggle the most with titles for my layouts. My solution is to use a project life card, large word embellishments from sticker sheets and/or wood veneer.
Now onto my "mini" kits... This is a photo of my spring/summer drawer.
My first step of creating the mini kits is to layout on my table all the project life cards and sticker words that I want to use for titles.
The third step is to sort out each embellishment left over and place onto a pile it color coordinates with.
The fourth and last step is to put each pile into a small baggy.
I place the "mini" kits into a box similar to a recipe box until I get my photos printed. When I have the photos back I sort them into envelopes with the dates on them, and add any notes made about the photo(s). Then I try to add kits to the photos along with papers.
This process helps me become familiar with what I have in my stash, and speeds up the assembly of my layouts.
Now onto my other 2 projects...
Project 1: Get caught up to the current month with documenting my sons and I. I need to choose the photos I want to print from 2015, have them printed, and then get to scrapping.
Project 2: I have been planning to scrap information about myself. When I read Margareta's email today... I thought it ironic that it was about getting to know someone. Now that I have returned to my blog I'm thinking about sharing my made-up prompts, and the layouts I create. If you are interested in following along or participating with me please comment on the facebook post I made linking to this blog post.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope this "mini" kit concept has motivated you to create a few of your own... Please share if you do.