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One of my current scrapbooking heroes is Shimelle Laine, so when I heard of Jennifer Smith-Sloane’s Inspired by Shimelle challenge today, I knew I had to play along. Shimelle made this video for the National Scrapbooking Day celebration last week on Two Pea’s in a Bucket showing a kit that she made and then all the layouts that she made with it. I missed this over the weekend, but I am really happy I found it through Jennifer.

The challenge is to create a kit using supplies you have on hand that includes:

  • 10 patterned papers 
  • 5 sheets of cardstock 
  • 1 spray ink (Mister Huey/Glimmer Mist/etc.) 
  • 1 stamp set 
  • 1 Alpha Sticker large (Thickers, etc.) 
  • 1 Alpha Sticker small (mini alphas)
  • 1 sheet of bling/embellishments
  • 1 pre-made/cut die cut accent
  • 1 set of border strips

Then use it to complete as many pages, cards, etc. as possible.

I chose to do some stash-diving when putting my kit together and mix my older supplies with some of my new loves. Here is my kit:

Inspired by Shimelle kit

Kit Patterned Paper

I went stash-diving to pick my papers. I’ve been eager to make a dent in some of my older papers since there are so many new ones I’d like to buy. I picked papers from My Mind’s Eye (Fine & Dandy, So Sophie, and Follow Your Heart collections), Crate Paper (Toolbox and School Spirit collections), October Afternoon (Night Light collection), and Cosmo Cricket (Social Club collection). Also visible is an old Technique Tuesday frame that I’ve been wanting to use. I substituted this for border stickers, because I simply couldn’t decide on any. Hope I don’t regret that when I go to use the kit.

Alphas and Embellishments

I chose American Crafts red Patchwork Thickers for my big alpha and My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist ‘Genuine’ alpha stickers for my small alpha. My bling is from Bo Bunny Mamma-razzi collection. And I chose label stickers and a die cut from My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline collection.

I also added a few sheets of cardstock (kraft, french vanilla and dark grey) and a stamp set from House of Three that I have yet to use. I also plan on using some Arctic Blue Glimmer Mist.

Now to find the time to start using this kit.