Now that I have returned from the Scrapbook Expo I know what to bring to a crop/retreat so I thought I would share that with you.
1. Organize your photos the way you want to tell your story this way you are not overwhelmed or that you don;t lose precious time. . This tip was giving to me by a friend. A saving grace since my first album is my wedding album with a gazillion pictures.
2. Have your supplies organized. I noticed I wasted alot of time by riflying through my supplies trying to figure out what I wanted to use. Before the crop i kept my supplies in the Snap and Stack containers I purchased from Joann’s. I was in Archivers and say a Crop N Style Rolling Bead Tote for $129. I scoured the internet and found this bad boy on Overstock,com for $77 plus 10% coupon and free shipping. I keep my supplies inside the containers at all time and leave them on the shelf. When I crop i load them back up in the carrier and viola!
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3. I needed a much better way to store my paper. At first it looked like this…..A Mess. I had it in a huge shopping bag.
I noticed at the crop ladies had a standup organizer. I found it at Michael I believe it was $34.99…..ack..whoa that’s a little steep. You know I have to find a deal! Michael’s had a sale! I was able to score the Iris Handy Scrapbook Carrier for 55% off. Now my paper looks like this:
4. I did see this cool gadget hanging off of people’s table. It had a drink holder and garbage can attached to it. What is this greatness I see here?????? It was called a Scrapamabob!
So naturally I had to have one, in fact i ordered some for some for friends too. Every crafter or hobbyist should own this nifty gadget!
I then discovered that I needed to organize my Thicker stash. Nothing seemed to work. I wanted something that had a lid and was easy to rifle through. I picked up this at Michael’s for 55% off too.
So I saw these 2 Thickers and scooped the up buy 1 get 1 free!
What have you learned from your latest crop or organizing session, do share!