Hello again! Welcome to another week of Scraps & Stash Saturday!
This week was a less productive one for me, but I did manage to put together a page based on this sketch from the Scrap Much? blog:
I stuck pretty closely to the sketch as it was. The “stitched” circle was created using my Sew Easy circle tool with the single stitch head. I used a white gel pen to create the faux stitching. I realized that I like this look better than actual stitching because it’s much more subtle. I do wish I’d done some misting before I layered on the papers – I think that would have livened up the kraft background considerably. I also used one of the embellishments I made for this week’s Monday Mojo, and I love the way it works with the colors of the page so well, and it gave me a place to add a little bit of journaling.
I have to tell you – I took quite a bit of flack from my scrapping buddies about making a Halloween page without at least one pumpkin, so the little orange jewel is a nod to that. LOL
I did have quite a few questions last week about how I pack for a weekend crop, so I thought I’d show you that here.
This is all I take with me for a crop. Sometimes I take my Cricut, and depending on what I’m working on, I may take a second tote of photos albums, but what you see in this photo is the basis of what I pack. I’ve got my large-ish rolling tote, a 31 bag that holds 2-3 three-up photo albums, another 31 tote with my Thickers and other alpha stickers, and my basic tool bag.
Here’s the inside of the photo album tote:
The inside alpha sticker tote (messy!):
A peek inside my tool tote – trimmer, scissors, ATG gun, plastic grid ruler (a MUST-have for aligning letter stickers), pens, etc.:
And a look inside the rolling tote, where I keep my stash kits organized in 2-gallon Ziploc bags. I also put my Scrap N Easel in here:
So there you have it. Nothing fancy at all. I don’t believe in lugging everything I own, and on the rare occasion that I don’t have something I need in one of my kits, I just use a sticky note to write down what’s missing, then add it when I get home. I’m so much more productive now than I used to be, and I like my pages a lot better too. To read about the entire process I use to pack for a crop (as well as some awesome tips from some of the smartest scrapbooking designers I know), visit Scrapbook Bundles, where you can download a copy of our free guide “Scrap Smart: Designer Tips to Scrapbook More.” Have a happy Saturday!