I usually have some sort of creative personal goal for myself each month as I assemble my kit layouts. Sometimes I push myself to use mist in creative ways, or to use my typewriter, or sewing machine. Sometimes I try to use a sketch or other form of inspiration.
My mission for my October gallery was this: Spend no longer than 30 minutes per layout and elevate & ice feet in between.
So, my Labor Day holiday was spent working on the computer with my feet up, then running to my scrap-room for 30 minutes at a time. In that time, I would complete 1 layout and decide my photo for the next layout so I could devise my plan after my rest period.
Luckily the plan worked and even though my feet aren't any less swollen, I have 3 layouts to show for it.
Made using the main kit + Still Life add-on. I loved how this one turned out. I used a large photo I had left over from my gallery frames (more on that later, I promise) of my grandfather and some of his navy buds. This sneak doesn't look all that interesting, but I promise, it's a cool layout :)
This was actually the first layout I completed using the Drafting Table add-on and a sheet of cardstock from the More Color add-on. I also added some Mister Huey's cream mist, which isn't available in the SC shop, but is available at lots of online retailers and several LSS's as well.
And my favorite layout of the bunch used the Still Life add-on plus some vanilla cardstock and the Gothic Arches punch. And, I'm as surprised as you that I actually used a glittered paper on my layout.
Best of luck on reveal night getting the add-on(s) you want!