In a few weeks, I’ll be going away for the first scrapbooking weekend I’ve been on since I switched to pocket scrapbooking. When I was doing traditional scrapbooking, I had packing for the weekend down to an art, but now I need to reconsider what I’m taking and how I’m going to pack it.
I had an hour to myself in the house today – a luxury these days – so I started getting things together.
Photos – I’m going to work on Miss A’s album as well as my 2014 pictures. I’d love to put my pictures into photo pockets before I go. That would eliminate figuring out which pocket pages to take as well. But looking at the lack of empty space on my calendar for the next month, I’m pretty sure it’s not going to happen. So my photos are in their envelopes and boxes.
Cards – I have two of the Close to My Heart medium organizers, which are perfect for pocket scrapbooking cards. I’ve got one with 4×6 cards, theme kits, and value kits, and the other has 3×4 cards. I’m not bringing my cardstock packages or 12×12 papers – I’ll add them after the fact if I need to.
Photo pocket pages – I’ve loaded one empty binder with Design A and D, as I use them the most frequently, and another with a bunch of Design G, and other designs I occasionally use.
Tools – pens, a trimmer, some glue, a package of sticky notes, card design reference pages, and my Photo Crops should be good for the weekend.
Embellishments – I’ve packed wood veneers, a few rolls of washi tape, enamel dots, stamps and stamp pads. In past years, I took my Cricut, but I think the Cameo will stay home this year. I’d rather make a note to myself about something I want to add when I get back.
I was able to get most everything into my trusty old Crop in Style XXL tote. My albums in progress and binders with extra pages are in another 12×12 Cropper Hopper tote. That’s it. I can’t believe I won’t end up with the entire back of my SUV packed full of stuff I don’t end up touching.