Here's the kit I put together with a few new products, plus several patterned papers and other supplies from my stash:
And here are all nine of the layouts I created with this kit:
What I learned:
I like working with a kit I assembled from supplies I know I like better than working with kits from a subscription.
I like mixing new products with coordinating items in my stash, especially those I've had for a long time.
Creating kits from things in my stash gets those things used more readily than if they're not part of a kit.
Limiting my choice of supplies to only or mostly the items in the kit energizes and inspires me.
Assembling and using my own kits maximizes my creativity.
I need to increase the number of embellishments in each kit, even if that means some go unused.
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Today, I've got supplies for my new kit strewn on my craft table. I bought a few more new things for Februarys selection, but I'm in the process of going through my stash for coordinating embellishments. I should have it done within the next day or so, and I'll post a photo as soon as it's done.