|Posted: 10/11/2012 1:42:15 PM|
I have flown to one crop (Disney World) and to retreats like Creative Escape, Inspiration Unlimited, and even to Greece!
There are a few key things I did -
First, don't think you have to take every single thing. Scrapbookers are some of the nicest people I know and are usually more than willing to let you borrow a tool, etc. So I would take just the basic tools and concentrate more on taking some page kits. I also take a small amount of embellishments like buttons, brads, washi tape etc. - just a small amount. I might also put in some basic stamps and some basic thicker sets. It is also helpful, if you are traveling with someone else, to split basic supplies - I'll take the black ink, you take the brown ink. I put all of my tools into one of those plastic boxes (similar to a kid's pencil box but a little bigger)and put big rubber bands around the outside.
When I pack a page kit - I do my cardstock, patterned paper, any embellishments that match the paper or that I just know I want to use (as long as they aren't too bulky), and any memorabilia for that page. I put my pictures for that layout in the kit bag (ziploc bag)as well. I stack those kits on top of each other in one of those plastic paper taker storage containers you can get at Michaels, AC Moore, etc. All of it would fit in that one paper taker! And you want it to be full so things can't move around and get bent, etc.
I would put the took kit and an extra paper taker in my checked luggage. The paper taker with my page kits, pics, etc. I would carry in my carry-on. The extra paper taker is for completed layouts or stuff you buy, etc.
It is amazing the amount of layouts you can accomplish doing this. Something about not having all your supplies to go through is very cathartic in terms of actual output. You know you don't have it so you don't spend time looking for it. You could always add additional embellishments, etc. when you come home.