A few years back, Doris Sander was the mastermind behind stash-busting challenges named after video games, like Donkey Kong and Plants vs. Zombies. My favorite was Ms. Pac-Man. I was going through some older blog posts and discovered the rules, and now I'm thinking it's time to bring it back for the summer.
I shared a post on my blog about it -- with a giveaway included to motivate crafty friends to play along with me. Here are the guidelines:
First, go through your stash and create a kit that contains the following contents:
1. Eight pieces of patterned paper scraps and four specialty paper/"other" paper scraps -- no complete sheets allowed.
2. No more than one yard of trim, with no individual piece measuring more than 11" in length.
3. One sticker sheet, with a catch: at least one sticker must be missing from the sheet.
4. A pre-2013 alphabet set (the old challenge asked for a pre-2010 set, but I figure, three years have passed, so we can compensate for the time change). If you don't have a set this old, aim for your oldest.
5. One opened package/container of scrappy product.
6. One unopened package/container of scrappy product.
7. One roll of tape.
8. One item or package of product from a company that no longer makes scrappy products (the old challenge required a JBS product, which could still apply to this updated version).
9. Six journaling and/or Project Life cards (if you don't have individual cards, you can cut them from a journaling-card-style patterned sheet or use a printable, if you wish).
10. Unlimited cardstock, adhesive, and "technique-type product" (e.g. stamps, stamping ink, paint, mist, stencils, embossing powder, etc.).
11. A wild card item. Include anything you've been wanting to use (regardless of whether it is old or new, opened or unopened). The time is now.
12. A nearby item. Grab something from your desk or craft area that is within arm's reach. This will be fairly easy to do if you are a mess-maker like me. If you are super-organized and have no items within reach, then head for the nearest drawer or bin, close your eyes, and reach blindly. The item that you retrieve will be the final addition to your kit.
If you scrap digi, no problem -- feel free to tweak the rules. This could be a great opportunity to use elements that you haven't used in a while.
After compiling the kit, create a minimum of three projects. The original rules called for one layout and two cards, but three projects of any kind will work.
Feel free to post to this thread if you decide to participate and want to share your kit and projects! The goal is to compile the kit and create at least three projects by July 20.