Thursday, February 11, 2010

2009 Kits Retired ~ WAHOO!!!

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to Life on the {Scrap}beach!

Last night June I posted a video on how I make my page kits: Making Page Kits. I store all my completed page kit together in a canvas tote & lately have noticed that even though it is stuff with kits, I am not feeling hugely inspired by any of them. Which means it was time to "retire" the ones that I am not reaching for anymore to make room for new kits that will inspire me.

Well, dismantling a kit and returning the items to my stash is quite the large job & so I must admit that I don't do it as often as I should. When I find that I always skip a particular page kit and never reach for it anymore I take it apart ~ anything left in the kit gets returned to my stash and I now have an empty sleeve for a new kit.

It takes some time to do this, though, because I have to sort out my paper by color, cut down all my scraps to the right sizes, put the embellishments back in their drawers, etc. This is why sometimes I will avoid retiring a kit for a while. Anyways, I decided to just get it over with, however, and retire ALL of the ones I was tired of {which was most of them because I haven't retired a kit in about a year} over the last couple days and now I am DONE! WAHOO!

Just in time, too, because I have a big box coming to me today full of stuff from the new Prima CHA releases. I'm glad that there will actually be room for the stuff now. :D

Life's a beach. Scrapbook it.


  1. Oh I'm jealous that your getting new prima :) Send some my way ;) Lol

  2. Congrats on doing a project that isn't fun at all. I have had my scrap area torn up for months...just now starting to put it back together...DH was getting to serious about donating it all to Goodwill! lol. So I am off to clean up!

    Erin K

  3. Congrats!! Thats got to feel good. Plus the reward of a box!!!
    Have fun.

  4. wow that's cool kathryn ,especially the you getting prima products awesomeeeeeeeeeee!!!
    i whent to michaels on saturday last week and i find some prima flowers i couldn't believe it ,they also have a paper stack from dcwc the vintage collage stack and the ciao bella ,i love this one is beatiful and what's more exciting for the stacks i only pay almost 8 dolars each ,great deal with coupon...
    have fun with the prima products !!!!

  5. oh I can't wait to see what you create with your new Prima products....congrats on having finished organizing the "unwanted" kits.

  6. Hi Kathryn! OOOOh, I've seen some of those new Prima stuff--beautiful. Can't wait to see what you'll do with them.

    You know, I got the page kit idea from you and I've to admit it's made my scrapping life a whole lotta easier. Right now, nothing's being put to pasture yet because I still love looking at them lol! But you've a good system...if not used in a year, it gets retired.

    Happy Valentines!
    (who's just now catching up on your vids)