We've all been there.......It's what I like to call the "What to take with me" dilemma. What do I take or should I take to a crop?? Everything including the kitchen sink? All my papers? All my stamps? How many pictures? What if I need something but for got to pack it? You get the picture. Sometimes we have a tendency to over pack and get nothing accomplished or we under pack and are missing too much of our stuff and can't create the way we would like to. . Hopefully I can help take some of the worry from you and show you how to get the most out of your weekend crop. There are a few coming up in the next few weeks. One at JSI on October 26-27th 2012 and one hosted by Scrapbook and Cards Today called Crop and Create on November 9-th, 2012 .Registration is open for both and I think there are a few spots left at each, so why not call and reserve your spot.
Let me show you how to make a kit. This really is the best way to get the most productivity out of your weekend.
I start with my pictures.
I add 3-4 pattern papers. For this kit I have a multicoloured flower paper, a half white half pink paper, an all pink with swirly-do's paper and a lined paper with a banner on it. I plan on using the lined paper to make my journal tag and I want to use the banner as either my title or just an embellishment. I'll decide as I create my page.
Place your kit into a sealable bag that will fit your 12"x12" papers and put it in a tote. My hard plastic totes will hold 7-12 kits.
I'll show you how to create an extras box too, so make sure to check back in a day or two. Crops can sometimes be a little squishy and tight for table space. If you've ever been to a crop you know what I'm talking about. Hopefully I've given you some good pointers to help you pack for your crop and have a fun weekend of creating.
How do you prepare for a crop? What have you found that works or doesn't work? Leave me a comment and let me know.