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#1 Jill_S

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:11 PM

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.  

 

-- Jill 


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#2 Maribeth

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 07:47 PM

mmmm, sounds interesting - maybe this would be fun while I am participating in the online crop here tomorrow.


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Posted 19 June 2015 - 07:53 AM

This puts an image of the pac-man in my mind gobbling through supplies. :D


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Posted 19 June 2015 - 08:06 AM

Sounds like fun! Going to try and put my kit together today!


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#5 StampingRooster

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:06 PM

This is a great idea. I'm going to try to put together a kit at the online crop tomorrow.


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#6 Jill_S

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 05:21 PM

Yay!  I'm so glad that you all are interested in playing along! :)  



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 11:03 PM

This sounds like fun! If I can squeeze it in around work I am in as well!
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Posted 19 June 2015 - 11:44 PM

ohhh I would love to do this!!!! I have unused stuff from 2011!!!!! I will try find out if I can set my system to be able to do the crop, but not sure. need to see the times....



#9 Maribeth

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:07 AM

Here is a link to a photo of the kit I came up with.  This is the first time every for me putting together a kit, so I am a total NEWBIE at this.  We shall see what I can come up with for projects. 


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#10 Jill_S

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 02:34 PM

Maribeth, I had totally forgotten about magic mesh -- ha!  Way to chomp through that stash.  I love the colors in your kit! 



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 02:59 PM

I haven't forgotten magic mesh. I hoard it. It makes a great stencil for backgrounds.


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 03:17 AM

Gretchen, that sounds like it would make for a neat effect on a layout. Do you have a pic of the technique? I have some old Heidi Swapp mesh ribbon...I wonder if that could work similarly. 



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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:45 AM

Gretchen, that sounds like it would make for a neat effect on a layout. Do you have a pic of the technique? I have some old Heidi Swapp mesh ribbon...I wonder if that could work similarly. 

I haven't done it recently, but I may give it a try again in the next week or two and include it in a process video.  Generally I use one of the Tim Holtz round daubers and acrylic paint (gold paint is my favorite). It will smooth a bit under the mesh, but still gives a nice subtle texture.  I used in this layout http://www.debbiehod...ery&image=22872


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#14 Jill_S

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 08:02 PM

Gretchen, I just saw your video -- I love it!  Your voice was definitely made for videos. 


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 02:59 AM

Sounds like a fun challenge - I'll see if I can pull a kit together this week.



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 04:57 PM

I've pulled together my kit here at this blog post.  As someone who makes up kits all the time, I was surprised how quick this came together.  Limiting the choices with a recipe really helps with focus, and didn't limit the fun.  Add to that the fact that my scrap bin was pretty lean, and I was limited even more.  Fast and fun, y'all.  Try it!


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#17 Jill_S

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 02:41 PM

Susanne, I just stopped by your blog.  I love the kit you compiled!  The recipe really does help, doesn't it? 


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 11:41 AM

Well, I finished four items from my kit.  My blog post is here.  Thanks Jill for the challenge.


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:09 PM

Missed out on this, this time! Love challenges like this.

Hoping to make more time for scrapping on weekends, soon, and will need motivation to keep going.






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