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Posted 4/25/2013 by isabel_r in General Scrappin'
 

isabel_r
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Posted: 4/25/2013 12:02:50 PM
DH and I have upgraded from owning a 25 foot sailboat to a 36 foot sailboat. We plan on spending a great deal of time on it during the summer weekends which is awesome but it will cut into my scrapbooking time a bit. We both work full time so weekends are usually the only time I have to sit down and scrap. As it is, I've been in a bit of a scrapping funk and I'm trying to get back into it. So I've come up with a plan to take some basic tools and supplies and store them on the boat with the hopes of maybe sneaking in a few hours during the weekends to scrap on the boat.

Do any of you have any suggestions for essentials for me to keep on the boat? I already plan on taking a paper cutter, scissors, and adhesive. I'm planning on keeping these in a rolling tote so I still have room for more, just not too much more.

My hopes are to just keep the essentials on the boat and then prepare page kits ahead of time and take them and any photos that will go with them with me each weekend and bring back leftovers and unfinished pages back at the end of the weekend to be finished at home during the week. Not sure yet how I'll be preparing these kits so if anyone has suggestions/tips on how to put together page kits, I would greatly appreciate that as well! So far, I'm thinking of pulling kits based on sketches by Allison Davis. How do you guys make your kits for crops?

Storage is at a premium so I will not be able to take a whole lot with me to keep on the boat and I want to transport only what I'll use during that specific weekend. Any tips on storage in a small space would also be great!

I'm hoping that scrapping with just a minimum of supplies will also spark my creativity again.
Thanks for any help!

vintagewhimsy
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Posted: 4/25/2013 12:13:39 PM
When we travel I pack my necessities in a rolling tote. Washi tape, trim and misc in a caboodle {make up organizer, web page } as far as kits if you can order some 13x13 zip lock bags and organize your layout in those. They will not take up hardly any room .. hope that helps..
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isabel_r
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Posted: 4/25/2013 12:24:00 PM
Funny, I was thinking about getting a caboodle for some toiletries we'll be keeping on the boat but it didn't occur to me to use one for scrapbooking supplies!

Great ideas, thanks!

3kidmama
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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:14:52 PM
You could pack up things into something as simple as one or two Iris Containers (Or other 12x12 containers with GOOD latches (for a boat). One could hold your paper supplies,photos, kits/embellies, adhesive,scissors etc. The other one could be for finished layouts and "works in progress".That type of container would be pretty easy to stash out of the way in a closet, under a bed, temp on the unused shower floor, in a bench seat,under a bed/table, in a sink cabinet etc.

For physical reasons, I scrap from bed and I like having an iris container next to me that I can quickly sweep my layout into along with the scraps and current items I'm using. It lets me work in smallish amounts of time without much set-up/take down time as the next time I feel up to working a bit more on my page, I just grab that "in progress" container and bingo it's all right there. When you complete one layout, you can put in in the bottom of this container, then go to the "kit container" and take out another project you want to start working on.

Oh, I'd also include "Post-it notes' in your supply list - so that if you have an idea for your layout, but have the supply at home you can make a note and stick it on your page. You'll be surprised at how quickly you can look at a layout a few days later and wonder what that "GREAT" finishing touch/idea/title was.

The post-its will also help you remember to grab more adhesive/journalling pen, circle punch - or whatever you feel like you keep wishing you had with you but is left at home.

Sounds like a fabulous way to spend your wknds!

jrshapiro
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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:58:23 PM
I would recommend something like this . . . it's AWESOME

ArtBin Super Satchel



JoanneW
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Posted: 4/25/2013 2:11:46 PM
This is fun I hope we are going to get an update as to how things go. I would do a kit A la glitter girl and do and one two and three photo layout


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AnonPeaName
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Posted: 4/25/2013 2:51:06 PM
How great to have a getaway spot!

jrshapiro, can the dividers in the Artbin you showed be removed? Seems like the bottom pull-out drawers would be good to store photos.
TFS

JoanneW
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Posted: 4/25/2013 3:13:28 PM
Love that super satchel

Penny_Lane
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Posted: 4/25/2013 4:02:36 PM
I'd recommend chosing color sets that match/ match with the photos, no matter which colors and which types- mists or stamp pads etc...

and there are these bags...don't know what they are called in English, but you store your teethbrush or make-up in them and you can hang them on a hook and they go way down, full of small pockets. That can be used as well.

hope that helps and happy sailing & scrapping!


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craftsbycarolyn
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Posted: 4/25/2013 4:54:49 PM
What about a hanging shoe holder...that could hold a lot of things.


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isabel_r
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Posted: 4/25/2013 8:43:39 PM
Love all the suggestions so far! Please, keep them coming.

We're actually putting the boat in the water tomorrow so I may not have a chance to check in again until maybe Sunday. Not sure how good wi-fi is at the marina. I will definitely update you guys on what I end up doing. I'll probably wait to set up my scrappy stuff on the boat until we have everything else organized so I can see what space will be available for me to use.

Thanks so much for all your suggestions and ideas!

Ising
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Posted: 4/25/2013 10:40:35 PM
If it were me, I would probably bring things to make in little batches. Like one weekend make several of my handmade favorite embellishments, the next weekend bring my scraps and make cards, the next weekend bring my big shot and run some spellbinders through. Those are things that are kind of mindless so to speak and it doesn't matter if I get interrupted or have to put it up suddenly.


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isabel_r
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Posted: 4/29/2013 7:50:10 AM
Back from a very hectic weekend!
Well, the start of our sailing season has been delayed a bit. There are a few small repairs that need to be made out of the water. Oh well!

At least that will give me some time to look into getting my scrapbooking essentials ready. I can also start organizing my kits.

Thanks again for your suggestions! I will make sure to post photos once I have things set up on the boat.
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