Using Older Kits

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Title Supplies: My Life In Print, a Daily Digi member exclusive kit

When I first started digital scrapbooking, the ability to use and re-use my purchased kits really appealed to me. Soon I became a digital scrapbook supply “collector” and my digi stash grew and grew and grew. Over the years, I’ve purged some of the really old products, like from the time when digital papers had no texture. I’ve kept a lot of great kits from about 2008/2009 and onwards though.

My habit has always been to scrap with my newest purchases first; Unfortunately, that means that some of my older kits have been forgotten on my computer which is sad because they are still beautiful kits! So, I have been challenging myself to scrap with some of these older products.

I’ll let you be the judge, but I don’t think anybody is going to look at these pages and say, “Wow, that is so 2010!” Winking smile

I chose or created some layouts using kits that I purchased at least one year ago for this post. For each one, I added some thoughts about how I worked with the product and I’d love to hear your ideas in the post comments about how you work with your older products!

Using a New Template

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Supplies: Green Thumb by Karah Fredericks, Preserved by Zinnias & Swallowtails

Karah Fredricks contributed the Green Thumb kit to the June 2010 Digi Files, making it over a year old when I made this page in October 2011. I paired it with a fresh template and lots of journaling. It’s just a simple page, but the story and photo are together so I’m happy about that.

Using a New (to me) Photoshop Trick

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Supplies: Cirque du Ciel by Queen of Quirk, Cranberry freebie by Zinnias and Swallowtails

Queen of Quirk contributed the kit used, Cirque du Ciel, to the July 2010 Digi Files so the kit was over a year and a half old when I made this page. I used lighting effects in Photoshop to add a soft “spotlight” to the design by following the tutorial here.

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Supplies: Clementine by Susan Bartolini, GWL: Kids by Crystal Livesay

I used that same lighting trick on this page with a kit I purchased on the day my son was born and he’s two years old now.

Shopping on My Computer

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Supplies: That’s My Boy! by Zoe Pearn, Preserved by Zinnias and Swallowtails, Quickly Stacked 1 by ad77 Designs

On this page I used the kit That’s My Boy! by Zoe Pearn, purchased in 2009, over two years ago. When I snapped the photo of my son, I knew I wanted a blue and green kit to match his outfit. I went through my tagged kit previews and found this kit and thought it paired nicely with the photo. It was a good reminder to check my digi scrap supplies folder!

Going With the Theme

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Supplies: It’s Elementary by Dani Mogstad, My Life In Print template from The Daily Digi

The school-themed kit above is one of my favourite kits for tracking my daughter’s school years. I’ve used it several times since I purchased it in 2010 and I’m sure I’ll use it a few more times in the future!

I hope you are inspired to take a look at your own digital supplies and work with some old favourites. I know I had a lot of fun making these pages!