organize your stuff challenge (last chance round). week 14. crop supplies.
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Posted: 1/29/2012 2:06:14 PM



Kris74
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Posted: 1/29/2012 2:52:52 PM
Hello, hello!!!

Seeing that I managed to flake completely, I'm glad this is an easy week for me so I can work on stamps instead

Yes, I do go to crops. Usually an overnighter twice a year with my two best gal pals. Then we'll hit a couple of day crops throughout the year. We all are approximately 2 hours away from each other (or more!) so we'll meet somewhere in the middle for all of us at a LSS or something and scrap away

I don't have much for crop "supplies", more like crop bags and such. I have a rolling tool box and an AMM tote. Both of those live in DH's storage space, they always have Then I have a CM tote bag, a SU smaller bag (great for ink pads) and a cute pink and black bag. These 3 all hang off of one of my bookshelves.

Everything else (like my portable toolbox) is used both at home and at crops.

Back to the stamps I go!! Have a great week everyone!!


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Posted: 1/30/2012 12:07:57 AM
yes, I go to crops, but not often. In past years I've been to a one-day crop organized by a group of ladies in a neighboring town, and one two-day crop organized in my city. I've not been actively scrapping for so long, but I'm getting more and more motivated as I go along this organizing challenge. So to reward my organizing and to get a much needed get-away - I'm going to a weekend get-away crop this spring.

Let's just say I'm motivated to make the most of it, and to prepare well. That's what I'll start this week.

I'm not doing well with too much choice when scrapping, so I try to keep my crop supplies light (try is the operative word!). What I'll do this week is to pull out my crop backpack and start putting together kits for the crop.

Since I don't crop away much, I don't feel the need to have doubles of anything in order to have the "crop pack" ready to go at all times.

Off to read Wookiemouse's blog post.

Have a great week everyone!


-hilde


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Posted: 1/30/2012 4:12:08 AM
I used to go but not since having kids. lol I'm hoping to change all that--I have two to three bags depending how long the crop is--
I also do preplan kits because it make it so much easier to pack. then I have small tote bag to store all my tools, trimmer, and couple inks and stamps to take with. embellishment is in small organizing box to keep it small--here i would store embellishment that i may have one or two of to use up stash that I wouldn't use at home.

other than that, I'm hoping to catch up on some of other weeks.


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Posted: 1/30/2012 4:44:43 AM
I go to an occasional crop and have been to weekend and all day crops. I have travel scraporfolios (4) that I use to transport page kits. I no longer travel my craftmates travel cases and bag, because each page kit has a small clear ziplock bag for embellishments. I sold most of my duplicate tools, because I can quickly pack my Totally Tool bag and go. My page kits are basically 13 x 13 Scrapbooking pockets that are 3 whole punched to fit into my binders: they include a sketch that I created, photos, die cut title and embellishments,
( they are always made ahead of time) with all the papers needed to complete the LO. All my page kits can be completed the day they are packed, my sketch tells me everything I need to do. It tells me exactly where the photos will go. This planning gives me the guide that I need, if it takes me a couple of years to get to the page kits. That's okay because its ready for when I'm ready. Of course I can change things as I create, but the guide is unbelievably helpful. This type of planning has been very helpful to me and it allows me to travel light. I have scrapped all of over the World with this system.

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Posted: 1/30/2012 11:45:13 AM
Cricutgirlg - that's exactly what I'd like to achieve! How long do you spend preparing for each layout kit?

I'm soo looking forward to go to the crop I'm going to, I'm really motivated to organize this week! Unrelated to crop supplies, but a vitory none-the-less; I've almost tamed the UFO monster! I've culled an inch of patterned paper and a little less of card stock. Now, I even have space left for more paper


-hilde


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Posted: 1/30/2012 12:06:45 PM
Cricutgirlg - Can you share a picture of these scrapofolios?? They sound interesting.

Hilde, I make page kits as well. I just know kits are another week so I didn't elaborate on those

I usually pick a "theme" of pictures - either a vacation or summertime or Hallowe'en ... whatever. Then I start flipping through my photo album and start tagging with a post it note which pictures inspire me to scrapbook. Then I'll make up page kits - patterned paper, (extra) cardstock, embelishments, a sketch, etc. all get put into a gallon sized ziploc bag. A post it note gets attached to the bag that indicates what the pictures I had in mind were. (Running through sprinkler, pumpkin carving, etc.) I make anywhere from 7 - 25 kits, depending on how long the crop is. I find I've been FAR more productive this way as a lot of the "guesswork" has already been made.

Hopefully that helps and have fun at your crop


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Posted: 1/30/2012 12:25:01 PM
Since I don't go to crops anymore (those I did go to closed) this should be an easy week for me and will let me get on with my stamp index.

I have a nice set of matching 'luggage' for taking to crops; rolling tote, tool tote and a third bits and pieces tote. They are currently used to store supplies that I don't use very often and fit nicely under the counter in my scrap room. Alongside them sits my artbin tote and the 12x12 case that is all I take to my current craft club (mostly card making and kit based anyway) with my basic tools in.
I do own multiples of some basic tools, my favourite scissors for example but mostly if I am going somewhere I just grab things off my desk. No matter how well prepared I am I always forget something. I was the woman who drove for over a hour to a crop leaving her carefully selected and printed photos on her desk - whoops!

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Posted: 1/30/2012 12:49:54 PM
Nope, never go to crops. I do have a 'playdate' with a friend who lives more than an hour away from me once every 3 months or so, but then I just pack the specific LO I'm busy with and my tin of tools and I'm good to go. We end up chatting more than scrapping anyway. I put everything in a Karen Foster shoulder totebag.

So this week I'll be doing my stamp index. Life just got in the way last week. I also have a bit of labelling to do of files,sticker categories, etc.

Easy one for me.




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Posted: 1/30/2012 2:07:37 PM
Hey Kris - describing your process really helps. Thanks!


-hilde


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Posted: 1/30/2012 2:33:13 PM
When I go to crops I make page kits and all I take is my page kits and my one little tabletop bag. Easy. Done.

This week I am going to focus on things that I haven't finished from past weeks.

I have totally given up on my ribbon. I hate the way it is in rolls. I am going to try to wrap it on chipboard instead. Maybe that will work better for me.

I also need to finish pictures.


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Posted: 2/1/2012 9:40:58 AM
And we're into the midweek quiet

How's everyone doing?? I still haven't even thought about my stamps and this is my "crazy" month because on top of everything else I'm already taking, I thought I'd sign up for LOAD. Yup. Insane.

So much for not signing up for too much, eh Cristi??


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Posted: 2/1/2012 10:35:22 AM
I go to 2 or 3 day crops a year and usually one Friday-Sunday one a year. How I pack depends on the length of time and for the weekend one whether I am flying or driving. Only once have I brought everything I owned and that was back in the days when it all fit into one small rolling tote that I stored it in at home.

For a short day crop, I take a Generations tote that has dividers for page kits and a couple of zippered pockets for adhesive, scissors etc. I have a travel paper cutter that fits in the space between the pockets and dividers so I can travel really light. My page kits are quite complete so I can usually finish the page with what I have, but I do always include post-its if I think of something I may have left at home. I no longer take my best paper cutter when I travel as I broke it a couple of years ago and had a hard time finding a replacement.

If driving, I bring my XXL with kits, extra paper and a couple of different projects so I have a choice, I also bring the albums so my finished pages can go right in. I bring a smaller rolling bag for tools and my laptop, idea book, etc.

If I am flying, I often pack my kits in loose page protectors to save space/weight. The most recent one I went to, I travelled with a 12x12 Iris box with my kits and a small zippered flat tool pack that fit inside to keep things from moving so everything could go in my shipped baggage. I use bubble wrap around my travel cutter and also took along a re-usable shopping tote to carry things after I got to my destination. I am usually meeting up with a group of friends when I fly to crops so they are always very generous sharing tools with me. I have carried on my small rolling tote before too and just shipped the "sharp" tools in checked baggage but the last couple of times I didn't want to carry on all that heavy stuff and fight for the overhead bin

Have a good week everyone!


Pat

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Posted: 2/2/2012 11:36:56 AM
BTT


-hilde


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Posted: 2/3/2012 5:36:56 AM
BTT - crazy day ahead planning a training session for Monday. This is one of those times I'm not liking my procrastination gene right now


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