After having made two layouts with my chosen eight with plenty of product left over for a few more cards and/or layouts I would have to answer my own question (it is a bad habit of mine!, and, I didn't even give you a chance to answer, did I?) with a resounding 'yes!' I am a dedicated user of scrapbooking kits and consequently I have become accustomed to using little bits and pieces of more than eight products on occasion. But, as the title tells you...
and honestly, eight really is enough. I chose the following products to use:
And, I should also mention that the papers and letters are from the 'A Love Story' Kit from Elle's Studio. Okay, now that that is out of the way, I will show you two of the layouts I made.
The one thing I found to be true with this experience is that when products are limited, they are given a chance to shine and at the same time, they do not detract from your photo or your story. There is no competition going on. I really like that! On this layout, I only used 6 of the eight products but I did take the liberty of using some 'freebies'! Did you notice? In the book, there are some freebies that are a given including journaling pens, cardstock, fonts, and machine stitching. Yeah! I think I stitch on approximately 90% of my layouts so it was a happy discovery to find that the lovely ladies whose work is included in this book do the same!
Okay, now for one more layout:
Again, I think the journaling and the photo really have a chance to shine in this layout. So, if you are up for the challenge, I encourage you to read the 8 is enough ebook and challenge yourself to create as much as you can with eight favourite products.
Oh, and, I have just realized that today is Valentine's Day. I wish you a happy and lovely day with a little chocoate on the side, of course.
Editor's Note: Yep, it's Stamping Month! We've got more fun layouts coming from our other 2012 Ella Friends this month. We challenged each of them to take the Eight is Enough challenge (from our eBook of the same name), and include at least one stamp technique in their 8 supplies. And yes, digital stamps do count! The Eight is Enough challenge encourages you to conserve your time and supplies in order to be creative within limits. Plus, it's just plain fun!