Another fun weekend scrapbooking is under my belt, and I’m happy to say this time was pretty productive.
I left work early Friday, went out for lunch with my bestie, then headed out to the bed and breakfast that we stay in. I was out around 2:45, got my truck unpacked, set up my spot and dug in.
I had two CTMH medium organizers with PL cards in my Crop-In-Style bag, as well as a couple of idea books, my trimmer, stamps and stamp blocks. The loose organizers were one with cards, and one with some cards, extra adhesives, stamp cleaners, etc, and half full of embellishments. The 12×12 Cropper Hopper tote was full with my 5 albums. The Thirty-One organizer had basic tools like my Fuse, rulers, post-its, pens, and adhesives.
All set up.
I got through putting cards in about half of my first album Friday, then called it a night relatively early. Saturday I was the first downstairs, right to work by about 9. I took a break after lunch for a rest – I ended up napping for over 2 hours. I finished the first book and got through 2/3 of the second one Saturday. Sunday, I finished book 2 before I packed up to leave around 2 pm.
I loved having all of my pictures already in pages, and focusing solely on choosing cards. I have to remember for next time that picking cards takes more time than I ever think it will. In the end, I’m happy with what I got done, and where it puts me going forward. I have three albums, covering December 2013 to November 2015 that have photos and cards done, and now I can work at embellishing pages and journaling. December 2015 to March 2016 needs cards added, and anything after March I’ll need to start with pictures. Plus Miss A’s album has pictures up to the end of December 2015, and it’s easier to do since I’m using one kit.
The only bummer of the weekend was when I was leaving Sunday, the telescopic handle of my workhorse CIS bag broke, and it’s beyond repair. I’m debating whether it’s worth investing the money in a bag for the one or two weekends a year I leave the house with my scrapbook stuff. I think I can figure out a way to use other things around the house. If I do buy one, my number one choice is the CTMH bag which fits their organizers.