Hello! I’m Jen, known in the digi-world as supergirljennie, and this is my first blog post as a member of Wendy’s CT. I’m a big fan of themed digital scrapbooking kits! There’s something incredibly satisfying about finding the perfect kit with unique elements to scrapbook your event or moment, and once you find just the right one, nothing else will do. Of course, I don’t have unlimited funds to purchase every kit I like (though I wish I did), and I’m sure that many of you don’t either. That’s why it’s awesome to go “shopping” within your kit stash. So many times I’ve thought I needed to buy a new kit for something and overlooked ones I had because the theme wasn’t right. But those themed kits can make amazing off-theme layouts! Let’s see what I mean…
First up is a layout I made with my youngest son’s 1 year portraits.
I actually wasn’t sure I had anything that would go with the photo colors and struggled with scrapbooking them for a while. It was awesome when I found Wendy’s Feel the Magic bundle. It’s a glorious Disney-filled bundle, perfect for scrapbooking the most magical of memories. It also created the layout above that I just love!
Next up is a wonderful layout created by wmgirl. She used Boys Only pieces to design this fun page about her little Guitar Hero. The colors work amazingly with the fantastic photography! Love what she has created here!
Boys only has several pieces that make up its awesome collection!
And lastly, another layout by wxgirl! She’s got the off-theme thing down pat. This time she used School Days bundle to create this page about her little guy eating his first whole apple. Though the bundle is school-themed, it works so well for this sweet apple-y page, don’t you think?
Here’s the School Days bundle. Good for so much more than back-to-school photos!
When shopping for kits, it’s so easy to say, “Oh I’ll never use that theme,” or “But I only need it for one layout,” but generally kits and bundles have more than enough goodies to make them work for many other layouts than for what they are themed. I encourage you to look beyond the theme and explore all the possibilities!