Kill A Kit Challenge- July/August 2015*UPDATED WITH WINNERS*

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Kill A Kit Challenge- July/August 2015*UPDATED WITH WINNERS*

Post by Sara Scraps » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:49 pm

THE WINNERS OF OUR KILL A KIT CHALLENGE ARE lmcgill and jrrah4903  
Ladies, I will get your gc to you first thing in the AM! Congratulations!

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July 1st- Here we go! You can post your kit photo and start participating anytime- but I will only accept projects until 11:59 pm. Eastern Time August 15th. So the earlier you post your kit photo and get started the better!
I am going to post this idea/challenge early. It will officially "start" July 1st but I want to be able to iron out any questions before the first and be ready to go on the first. And if you all think it is a crazy idea then we can delete it and pretend it never happened...Image
So here is how I am thinking this would work...

Step #1 - Create a kit. There are a number of ways to do this.
Idea #1- If you subscribe to a kit club feel free to use any of those kits (maybe your oldest one you haven't dug into yet??) as the kit you would like to "kill"
Idea #2- Grab a collection kit you purchased (Echo Park collections would work really well for this) and some matching cardstock..or if you bought an entire line from one company-  grab all the coordinating paper, embellishments you bought with some matching cardstock as your kit.
Idea #3- Create a kit from scratch using your stash. Here is a You Tube video of how you can do this.  This is the method I use to create a kit from scratch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Us_idQkCBY

 *In my opinion the best kinds of kits are the ones that do not have a theme so you can be creative and use them for any type of photo*

Step #2- Post a photo of your chosen kit to this thread. The post with your kit photo will sign you up and I will then add your name to the participating cherries list.

Step #3- As you create projects with your kit, edit the post with your kit photo with a link..just the link not the photo, to the projects you created. (If you are new and need help with how to do this- you can PM me.) 
Thank you all for the great questions- They are the reason I posted early- so we could iron out any details and structure the challenge so everyone can participate- I really appreciate them! You are all very thoughtful and come up with some good points. Most questions were easily answered on the thread, so the only change I am going to make to the Kill A Kit Challenge is found below. Hope that helps to clarify.ImageImage

In reply to a lot of the questions and to make it easy for everyone to participate....How about we use this as our definition of a kit- For this challenge a kit can be any grouping of scrapbooking products you would like to use up. It should be a  reasonable amount of product- so your kit can't be your whole stash or anything like that and it needs to be able to be photographed all together. Maybe for you , a kit could just be a paper pad and some matching embellishments. I'm not super concerned with what your kit contains...more that you are using up your stash. The ideas above can be used as a starting off point but if you want to change it up, go for it....
And I am not about to stifle anyone's creativity...lol...so if you are scrapping and want to grab something else from your stash to give your project that last perfect touch...that is totally fine with me. As long as the kit you posted a photo of is well represented in your project, I will count it.


You will receive one entry for each project you create with your kit.

You can combine this challenge with any challenge that allows combining. Or will allow you to combine with this challenge.

I will close the challenge August 15th so everyone will have plenty of time to "kill" their kit. And then I will randomly choose two winners to receive a $5 ACOT gift card. 
Feel free to post any and all questions to this thread.....We begin July 1st!!!

Here is my kit I am going to kill- Some Crate Paper  (Craft Market and Poolside), some Elle's Studio, some Simple Stories, Partial packs of embellies...not really sure any of the embellies are brand new I think they are all partial packs....well, until July first when I am ordering a little more of the Crate Paper and I'm sure will use it with the kit...lol) Hope this helps you all out too.
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My Layouts and Cards-
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/209792-supper-club - combined with Creation A Day Layout
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/209 ... challenge* - Combined with June Fashion Challenge
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/209827 - Combined with Creation A Day Prompt
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/210046
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/210 ... %27t-heavy - Example layout for Summer Challenge #2
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/210 ... --july-7th - For Creation A Day Prompt July 7th
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/210 ... tch-%2397* - combined with BF Sketch Challenge #97
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/211 ... tch-%2399* - combined with BF Sketch Challenge #99
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/211884 - combined with August Pinterest Challenge
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/211885 - just because Image


Participating Cherries-
jrrah4903/Jillian - 
messa09- 
Art_Teacher- 
joannie
blbabe1234
ncokely
Yankeegirl
CNMommy
Deanna13
stateless 
Retiree3
scrappinmom99
christinec68
sweetsour
karen c.
emmapaige
Krystle
jan509
branbaucom
scrappininAK
emarie803
beachlover
kate W.
Pez Kat
mom2ellabell
Christi S.
Sandi 0805
lmcgill
Celticrose


 
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Re: Kill A Kit Challenge- July/August 2015

Post by 57Diana » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:58 pm

Awesome!!! Would love to get to some of my old kits:)

How many entries can we submit?
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Post by emmapaige » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:59 pm

Oh my gosh, Sara....I am so excited about this.  I used to belong to so many kits but they all went out of business.  I recently signed up for one (after seeing so many people posting in the gallery using this particular kit club) but I'm afraid to use anything from the kit because it's all so PRETTY!!  This is the push I need.  I am looking forward to the upcoming three day weekend and plan to scrap, scrap, scrap!!!
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Post by Art_Teacher » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:35 pm

Yay!  I was actually inspired to do this by your other threads, and I started pulling photos to go with one of my kits already!  Question:  you say take a photo of the kit...mine was a paper stack with built-in coordinating embellies/punch outs.  Can I just take a photo of the front or do I need to take it all out and spread it on the table?  Just wondering. :)  Also, as you go along making your layouts, can you grab other embellies to add that go?  Or can you only use the things in the kit?
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Post by Sara Scraps » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:52 pm

57Diana wrote:Awesome!!! Would love to get to some of my old kits:)

How many entries can we submit?
 You can submit entries until you have used up the kit you posted the photo of...No limit.....I will accept as many projects as you can create with the kit.

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Re: Kill A Kit Challenge- July/August 2015

Post by Sara Scraps » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:58 pm

Art_Teacher wrote:Yay!  I was actually inspired to do this by your other threads, and I started pulling photos to go with one of my kits already!  Question:  you say take a photo of the kit...mine was a paper stack with built-in coordinating embellies/punch outs.  Can I just take a photo of the front or do I need to take it all out and spread it on the table?  Just wondering. :)  Also, as you go along making your layouts, can you grab other embellies to add that go?  Or can you only use the things in the kit?
No need to make a mess..lol. A photo of the front of the stack works for me. And ,yes, you can grab other embellies as you work through your kit. I keep the kit I'm trying to use up front and center on my scrap desk..but as I use it I often grab embellies / alphas/even cardstock from my stash if a layout needs it. I think it would be a good idea to say that when I look at the layout, I should be able to tell that you used some of the kit you created and posted a photo of..but not exclusively those items.
Sound good?

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Post by ncokely » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:13 pm

Very nice idea----this is why I was asking about kit clubs, because I have used the majority of them up!!
 But now I have watched the video and I think I can make a kit from my own stuff.  I guess all I would need to add are some sketches!!

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Post by Deanna13 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:19 pm

I love killing my kits. Haven't subscribed to any for over a couple years, but I recently bought some from a kit club that was having a sale. Image
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Post by jrrah4903 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:23 pm

Love this idea! Looking forward to it. I'll be using the video to make my own themed kit and hoping to knock out a lot of LO's for our Universal Orlando album!!
OK, kit all pulled from my stash, including many new 12x12 themed papers that I purchased from scrap your trip last week. I will be creating LO's from pics of our trip to HP World Universal Orlando. I included the stack of photos in my kit pic.
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http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/209746
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/209747
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/210103
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/210286
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/210303
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/210316
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/210510
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/210511
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/211382
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/211386
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/211800
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/211801
http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/211802

I have scrapped all of the pictures I've taken of Harry Potter World at Universal. The kit made it so fun and easy!
Here is a pic of what is left of my kit:
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Re: Kill A Kit Challenge- July/August 2015

Post by Deanna13 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:33 pm

Just thought of a question, can we kill more than 1 kit?
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Post by Sara Scraps » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:47 pm

Deanna13 wrote:Just thought of a question, can we kill more than 1 kit?
That is a great question. Let's keep it to one kit..and if it all works well, we will do it again from Aug. 15th through October 1st.

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Post by messa09 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:17 pm

I'm in! Now to go pick the kit I want to kill...

I dug through my Iris containers and chose my July 2014 (Kit Club) kit to kill. Also included in the Iris container were Webester's Pages Nest Collection Pack and Bo Bunny's Lemonade Stand Collection Pack. My plan is to kill as much of this large kit as possible.

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Post by SherrieLynne » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:58 pm

I have never been in a kit club. This will be a challenge for sure. Now to come up with a kit.

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Post by butterfly843 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:32 pm

This is a great challenge, I've been trying to use up some old kits I have that I haven't done anything with.

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Post by scrappininAK » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:46 am

what a fabulous idea - can't wait to see everyone's kits
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Post by beachlover » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:16 am

this is perfect!  however, I went through a phase where I joined a kit club but they were themed and one or two pages consisted of the kit...  so, I have to see if I have something bigger, like a Manufacterer kit that I got here; I know I have plenty, just need to find one that has plenty of pages to do!  thanks for this terrific challenge!
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Post by branbaucom » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:06 am

Question :) I want to play but I am currently in Chicago (I live in TN) with some of my students for National FBLA Competition. I do not get back home until July 3rd. So I can't post a kit my July 1, can I still participate?

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Post by christinec68 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:07 am

OMG! This came at the perfect time!! I was just thinking about putting a kit together to make it easier to get things done. I am going to pull together a kit from my stash.  Are there any parameters with regards to how big the kit should be?

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Re: Kill A Kit Challenge- July/August 2015

Post by Sara Scraps » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:33 am

branbaucom wrote:Question :) I want to play but I am currently in Chicago (I live in TN) with some of my students for National FBLA Competition. I do not get back home until July 3rd. So I can't post a kit my July 1, can I still participate?
Yes...you can post a kit and join the challenge after the first. I will only accept projects using the kit till August 15th.

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Post by Sara Scraps » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:35 am

christinec68 wrote:OMG! This came at the perfect time!! I was just thinking about putting a kit together to make it easier to get things done. I am going to pull together a kit from my stash.  Are there any parameters with regards to how big the kit should be?
No..it can be small or large..you can decide..BUT you have to be able to post a photo of it..so it can't be your whole stash or anything like that...lol

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