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:

4 April 10 2015 - ScrapMuch

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!

 

6 Thoughts on “Scraps & Stash Saturday 4.18.15

  1. Great stitching and layering. Love your embellishing…and they sure are too cute to spook….great title! Thanks for playing along with ScrapMuch?!

  2. Love your page, that stitching looks amazing! I often do not mist or alter my backgrounds until after my page is completed, I just put scrap paper over top of anything I do not want to get mist on. Thanks for joining us at ScrapMuch?!

  3. Great take on the sketch – love the stitching and your title
    Thank you for joining us at ScrapMuch?

  4. Pretty layout! Great take on the sketch! Love the paper choices you used on your layout! Thank you for playing with us at ScrapMuch?!

  5. Love your take on the sketch and i like how you stitched all the circles, that was a lot of stitching. Thanks for joining the challenge at Scrap Much?!

  6. Just like the title, this page is too cute! I love that you used non-themed papers to scrap Hallowe’en and it worked out great! Great job with the sketch! Thank you for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?

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