Saturday, February 12, 2011

byoc! not byob! explained

I got a big giggle from the posts from some of the Lily Pad layouts I did.  BYOC over at the Lily Pad, confuses some, and I admit I had to ponder it for a bit, and spent money the wrong way when I first popped there.
BYOC is Build Your Own Collab
Each designer is given the color palette and the theme of the collab.
They make mini kits, extra elements, stitching, templates etc that all have the same theme.  I fell in love with this month's collab.  I bought most of it!  I really feel this causes the designers to really step up their quality, as the items I bought were wonderful!!
Then there are challenges, that using the BYOB, you have a chance to win the whole next months BYOB.  I loved going thru the different designers styles and mixing and matching.
This is a new thing for me, I had been CTing for designers for so long, I had gotten into the one kit layout.  That is really limiting!  I am enjoying the designers products and using the kits over and over.  I have done 4 or 5 layouts in a week, that I love and plan on printing.  That is good. I would love to see other stores try this, as some collabs from stores I feel like I am getting their sloppy seconds, and not their best!

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I totally agree!! I absolutely love the BYOC collabs - I usually don't buy a lot due to budget concerns, but what I do purchase is always high quality! I love that you were able to make so many layouts with it! And I totally plan on doing some challenges now that I have a little more time on my hands! :) Don't you LOVE mixing kits???