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goofymom/pop
09-22-2005, 07:28 PM
and I am taking......

My 3 Gettysburg albums....what would you take?


I am hoping to use this as a list because I am going on a 48hour crop, and I do not want to forget anything.

Beanie
09-22-2005, 07:58 PM
I would take my Sidekick, Sizzlit Alphas and 13 inch cutting pads :)

TiggerFamily
09-22-2005, 08:17 PM
I'm going to bring with me: extra pages and page protectors

piratesmate
09-22-2005, 08:39 PM
I'm taking everything I own that will fit in the rolling tote I bought at JoAnns for $20 the other week. I'll leave the Sizzix machine home since the people running the crop will have theirs, but I'll take all my dies.

My only problem is I don't know where I'm going to find a portable fork lift to get the bag out of the car!! :rotfl2:

ksjayhawks
09-22-2005, 09:34 PM
sorry, double post

ksjayhawks
09-22-2005, 09:35 PM
My cruise albums to get them done! With, of course, all the cool cruise swap items and disney character items I have gotten. :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

Pammy jo
09-22-2005, 10:17 PM
Chocolate!

pfishgirl
09-22-2005, 11:27 PM
I don't go anywhere with out Glue or Tape. The crops I have been to it is the most common Forgotten items..

ETA: and a Digital CAMERA !! to take more pics so I can scrap more books !!

:banana: :banana: :banana:

goofymom/pop
09-23-2005, 07:30 AM
well except chocolate.....but I do have trail mix with m & m's in it....so I guess I do have that covered too!

So far I am going on a croppin weekend and I am bringing

My 3 Gettysburg albums
Sidekick, alpha's and 13 inch cutting board
extra page protectors and pages
everything I own in my rolling cart
Cruise albums and swap items
Chocolate
Digital camera
glue and tape...lots of this packed


I am adding to the list....my CM SideKick for drinks and garbage. Love this thing. Especially after experiencing 2 seperate episodes of women dumping soda on their pages and pics.

onedisneylover
09-23-2005, 09:48 AM
oh my!!! i'd be in trouble if i had to take everything that i owned!!! i'd need to rent a uhaul!!!

well, lets see....imo, these items should always be packed in some sort of travel bag where they stay in the same place...as i look through my flat pack

paper trimmer
12" ruler
mini ruler (6")
adhesives (8 different kinds) xyron x included
scissors (3 diff kinds)
pencil
pen/marker
eyelet tools
fiskars hole punches
stapler
extra trimmer blades (you always seem to need them at an away crop)
wipes
glue refills
sanding block
paper piercer
mm rub on tool
adhesive removers
distress ink pads...usually 3-4...depending on the colors i need
mm foldable garbage can

that is just in my flat pack...and i still have room for more!!! i am a bit ocd...as you can tell by the scissors and adhesives...you never know which one you'll need...i use different ones for different products or techniques

i never take a full out album...especially if it is 12x12...usually when we (scrapping buddies) go away, the vehicle is literally packed to the roof...jeep grand cherokee...with 4 xxls, then we all have some other bag like a cis jr, or other tote, paper takers, then clothes...every available inch is filled up with something!!!

my last 3 crops i have taken the 8x8 album that i have been working on, but also going away as often as i do, i have learned ways to condense (even though it doesn't feel like it). i only try, and operative word is *try* to bring just what i need to work on. i have been working on the 8x8 album, so i put whatever embellies into a ziploc bag or 2, then i put all the paper i have into ch paper holders and ch pages in progress sleeves.

i also have my qk, and binder, small alpha stamps, more embellies in the pockets in the front of my tote, so much to even name!!!

i can fit soooooooooo much stuff into my ch rolling backpack!!! i love it...i love it so much that i don't even use my xxl any more...it is just sitting collecting dust...

the ch rolling backpack also has these cool side pockets where you can put more stuff in...and they house more packs that they put out...like a class pack and an embellishment pack...each of which i have...love this bag. there is also a cool part that zips off so you can use it for a purse.

also a good thing to bring is something to contain garbage. that helps alot.
maybe a light, chair pad for back support or tushie tiredness.

gosh didn't think i was writing a book!!!

MissBubbles
09-23-2005, 11:59 AM
A cup with a lid and straw for beverages. I'm a klutz - this has saved me more than once. I would add pretzels (I like the sweet & salty combination of chocolate & pretzels) and any odd ball stuff you don't need and can maybe share or trade with the others at the crop.

Have a great time!!

Spinning
09-23-2005, 02:13 PM
paper trimmer
12" ruler
personal CM trimmer
adhesives (3 different kinds) xyron x included
scissors (2 diff kinds)
pencil
pen/marker
eyelet tools
covered drink container
stapler
extra trimmer blades (you always seem to need them at an away crop)
wipes
Perfect layers
CM cutting system
Chalk
sticker binder
all my paper
my tacklebox that is filled with embellishments, tweezers, xacto blades etc...
my eyeletbrad holder box
fiber/ribbon holder
adhesive removers
Few stamps and inks
all my paper
sticker binder
maybe an album
quickutz and dies
slippers
motrin and sinus medicine
candy
camera
wine or wine coolers....
cell phone
squishy pillow


SOme how I manage to put all of this in my tackle box, xxlarge crop in style tote and crop in style Jr. bag...and a suit case for clothes! :earseek:
Who knows what else! I am going to a weekend crop next month! So maybe I will take a picture of it all!

JulianneCP
09-23-2005, 08:03 PM
OMG! I don't know what I would do with out my kids there! I would have to bring everything because I could use the stuff with my DD trying to play with it all!! Espcially my new tink punch that I have since hidden from her becase she would not lveave it alone.

A weekend crop would be wonderful!

onedisneylover
09-24-2005, 07:39 AM
another thing is to plan, plan, plan....not that i do this, but preplan those pages...either have the journaling done (if you are a computer journaler) and all the embellies, pics and paper in one of the big ziploc bags...or my new fav thing...ch pages in progress holders.

without having so many options to do, you have to work on the stuff you brought with you...

i have brought everything and the kitchen sink, and when having to search for everything is a big pain in the a**!!! so with a little planning, you'll be able to complete more.

piratesmate
09-24-2005, 08:51 AM
OK - I'm lost....Karen, what's "ch"? :confused3

scrapcreator
09-24-2005, 09:57 AM
Great lists! I would add preplanned pages in ziplock (2 gal) bags and an idea book or two - like BH Sketches 2 or 30 minute pages :Pinkbounc for when I run out of ideas or need a break.

Have fun!

Jeanne

PS I'm going to guess that ch = Cropper Hopper. I love my flat pack. I've kept it packed and ready to go since CKU and it makes it so much easier to get ready for crops or to work at home!

piratesmate
09-24-2005, 10:04 AM
Thanks Jeanne! I was having a major "Duh!" moment. :rolleyes:

I love these lists! I've been thinking about what I'll pack & take to an all day crop I'm going to in 2 weeks. I knew I needed to plan pages & go from there or I would end up taking everything I owned! :rotfl2:

onedisneylover
09-24-2005, 10:34 AM
ch is cropper hopper...here are the pages in progress

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/onedisneylover/pip.jpg

they are really cool...you just put the papers in the back part and all your embellies, pictures, etc in the front pocket.

i also use these for alot of cs...each holds like 50 sheets...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/onedisneylover/b.jpg

then i put odds and ends into this...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/onedisneylover/pip5.jpg
it slips into the right side of the bag (side you can't see) in a pocket that is made to fit this pack. i don't have my trimmer in it like it shows, as i have it in this...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/onedisneylover/pip4.jpg my trimmer fits into an outside pocket...which you can't see beause it is open. but trust me, the new flat packs hold alot...just see my original post...all that fits into this sucker!!!

then...all of that (except for the flat pack..which goes into another ch tote bag) fits into this...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/onedisneylover/pip3.jpg

i can't say enough about this bag...even though it is soft sided, i was skeptical at first as well...until i saw it in action...i have even taken it on a cruise and had the bag checked...nothing got bent or damaged. also, that front bottom portion of the bag zips off and it is like a mini tote bag...that we used on our day excursion in cozumel (told you i was on a cruise!!!) it is roomy enough to put a towel, camera, cell phone, wallet (or has those nifty pockets just for you to take the essentials) sunscreen, or anything else you may need to bring with you...and for stuff that you might collect along the way.

if you want, i can take pictures of all the stuff inside the bag...just let me know.

onedisneylover
09-24-2005, 10:37 AM
deb, just an all day crop??? just think of what you'd pack for a weekender!!!

piratesmate
09-24-2005, 11:36 AM
Yeah Karen - just the day. :( They're having something the night before that I also wanted to go to, but I couldn't find a buddy. DDIL is only going Saturday as are all the girls who attend her CM parties. They're the only scrappers I know locally - except the CMC. I thought about going alone, but the CMC said that so far none of her other customers were going Friday & she was having trouble finding child care anyway so she wasn't going unless I did. I didn't want to sit alone badly enough to put her out - you know?

This is close enough to home that I wouldn't have stayed overnight no matter what. I like to sleep in my own bed. ;)

So far I've only been to DDIL's CM crop parties that only last a couple hours....and I'm always forgetting something! I'm hoping that because it's all day that I'll actually do enough planning to take what I need!

onedisneylover
09-24-2005, 12:05 PM
if you can believe this, i am really shy, and i have flown 3/4 and all the way across this country to go to cku...by myself.

believe me with scrapping, nobody is alone for long. the majority of women who do this are very friendly and will include you with their groups so you are not alone.

goofymom/pop
09-25-2005, 07:23 AM
I have already power layouted ( is that a word? )....34 pages and these are being done x3 because I have two gift albums to complete. I have all the pages laid out, papers, doodled the ideas on paper so I remember what goes where. Nothing worse than looking at what you planned and thinking what the heck was I going to do with this???? :rotfl2: Last night while watching tv I chalked the Gettysburg Address, and some tombstones/ghosts. Then cut out on my sizzlit sidekick 4 pages worth of titles. My goal this week is to accomplish most of the die cut work here at home as that is also very time consuming.

My girlfriend had an awesome idea. We each have a roomie, in a two room suite. We are supplied with 1 table each but will bring 1 additional table each. This way I can lay out all my tools, papers, adhesives, pens/pencils etc. on the extra table and just have work space on the other. I would rather be crowded a little and have all my tools accessible then to dig for them.

This thread has been very helpful. I always manage to forget at least one major item at each crop and this one is a 45 minute drive so I need it all with me.

tubachick
09-25-2005, 07:57 AM
I have already power layouted ( is that a word? )....34 pages and these are being done x3 because I have two gift albums to complete. I have all the pages laid out, papers, doodled the ideas on paper so I remember what goes where. Nothing worse than looking at what you planned and thinking what the heck was I going to do with this???? :rotfl2: Last night while watching tv I chalked the Gettysburg Address, and some tombstones/ghosts. Then cut out on my sizzlit sidekick 4 pages worth of titles. My goal this week is to accomplish most of the die cut work here at home as that is also very time consuming.

My girlfriend had an awesome idea. We each have a roomie, in a two room suite. We are supplied with 1 table each but will bring 1 additional table each. This way I can lay out all my tools, papers, adhesives, pens/pencils etc. on the extra table and just have work space on the other. I would rather be crowded a little and have all my tools accessible then to dig for them.

This thread has been very helpful. I always manage to forget at least one major item at each crop and this one is a 45 minute drive so I need it all with me.


Sounds like you are all set ;) good luck and let us know how far you get. Have Fun. :wave2:

TiggerFamily
09-25-2005, 11:36 AM
I think we have most things covered but we forgot our PHOTOS! and peanut M&M's they are a crop must have. I'm going on a CMC scrap weekend in Nov my up line is running it for all her down line and their down line. so this is good for me so I don't forget thing either. I can't wait last time I went I got 54 pages done in two days and this one starts Friday night so I can get more done. :cool1: Nancy

JudithM
09-26-2005, 06:55 AM
Cindy, sounds like you have a great plan worked out with your friend. Have fun & hopefully you will get all those pages completed!

goofymom/pop
09-26-2005, 07:56 AM
I am hoping to get all three Gettysburg albums together, maybe not journaled but at least together. My Mom is away at her first ever visit to WDW and she wanted to know if when she gets back on the 6th if her Gettysburg album will be done. Oh boy....no pressure. Then she said....."honey would you mind doing our disney trip?".....guess all the swap stuff I have will come in handy. I told her sure, but you have to do the journaling..... :rolleyes: as this album would be x2 (one for her and one for my Aunt who is along with her)...I think I need to quit my job so I can scrap more.....:) :rotfl: :rotfl:

Off to work....have a great day everyone

Spinning
09-26-2005, 08:00 AM
you are one super nice person! I don't think I could ever make that many albums for others! Even if I wanted! LOL!

goofymom/pop
09-27-2005, 03:12 PM
thanks spinning, I do love making albums but x3 is rough. I am afraid if I did them one at a time I would never finish the last one out of sheer boredom. So they will be made at the same time, all identical.

piratesmate
09-30-2005, 02:36 PM
Does anyone have anything besides the CM Sidekick that they use for their drink and/or trash? Does anyone else make one? Around the house I've been using my re-usable mug from AKL. I just wonder if that's sufficient to take to a crop, or if something that sits below the edge of the table is better? (for safety reasons)

mom2grace
09-30-2005, 03:05 PM
I just went to another weekend crop.....weekends are the BEST! And yes, I went by myself! (The CMC was kind enough to let me stay in her room) If anyone is near Indiana and wants to go with me, I am going again the last weekend in Feb, 2006, Friday-Sunday! (Desperately looking for a roomie!)

Anyway, the thing I forgot that wish I had was a SHARPIE to mark my tools with my name so they don't get mixed up with others. Particularly important for the CM cutting tools.

I was taught a new technique and finished 50 pages from Friday at 6 til Sunday at 2! WHOO!!

onedisneylover
10-01-2005, 03:57 PM
piratesmate/deb

there is another company (ek success/chatterbox) that makes those cup holder things...and the best part is, the cup holder part of it is huge, and it will fit the akl mug in it. it is called a tag along...here is what they look like...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/onedisneylover/tag.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/onedisneylover/tag1.gif

i did a search and came up with a ton of places that have them.

and the garbage bag part holds a regular sized plastic bag that you get your groceries in...

piratesmate
10-01-2005, 05:44 PM
Thanks for the info Karen! I would have gotten a CM one, but they don't hold my AKL mug. I wish I could find this on sale somewhere! But Creative Xpress doesn't seem to carry it! :rotfl: :rotfl:

becky7953
10-01-2005, 05:46 PM
I tried taking the bare neccisities, it didn't work.... I wanted all the things I didn't have. :) I am doing the CM croptoberfest in a couple of weeks. Only 1 day due too my work schedule. :(

piratesmate
10-01-2005, 06:18 PM
I tried taking the bare neccisities, it didn't work.... I wanted all the things I didn't have. :) I am doing the CM croptoberfest in a couple of weeks. Only 1 day due too my work schedule. :(

Hey Becky7953 - which area are you in? You wouldn't be going to one in South-East PA are you? I'm going Saturday the 8th to one!

While looking for a place that carries those Tag Alongs (by Chatterbox BTW) I found a page of instructions on "What to Pack". I thought the rest of you might be interested, even though it's for Dream Events Inc.

http://www.dreameventsinc.com/what_to_pack.htm

goofymom/pop
10-02-2005, 03:39 PM
the only thing I came across that I forgot was my white eraser. Not too bad.

Guess what I finished 72pages, completely.....woo hoo!!!!

Of course I had them all power layouted, and was tripling each page so it was a wee bit easier. But I am happy. The weekend rocked. I had a blast.
We had cocktail hour from 5:30-7:30 on Friday, hot breakfast in the morning, dinner buffet last night with cocktail hour again, then hot breakfast again today with late checkout 2pm....sigh....it went so fast.

Cool bonus was 30% off a CM album if you completed 30 pages including journaling. Since you never get an album on sale I jumped on that offer.
There were workshops but I didn't want to stop scrappin' to go. Nothing I had not done before. Loved having the CM store open til the wee hours for paper/stickers etc.

All in all it was a great time. Can't wait til March to do it again. Wanna go?

JudithM
10-03-2005, 09:14 AM
Guess what I finished 72pages, completely.....woo hoo!!!!

And the October challenge winner is ... :)!! Cindy, you had a very successful time at the crop! Good for you!

goofymom/pop
10-03-2005, 01:18 PM
I hadn't thought of it that way. Either way I feel like a winner this weekend.

Mom2Grace congrats on your 50 pages....way to go! Wish Indiana were closer to my side of Ohio I would go with you, and then you could go with me in March....lol!

My roomie was alot of fun, but wants to bring along her daughter for a few hours in March....just for a visit. I don't mean to be a stick in the mud...but I go to get away from the kids, so I will probably have to find a new roomie next time. Is that mean?

becky7953
10-04-2005, 07:43 AM
[QUOTE=piratesmate]Hey Becky7953 - which area are you in? You wouldn't be going to one in South-East PA are you? I'm going Saturday the 8th to one!

]/QUOTE]


No, I am going to one near Warren, Ohio. I wonder if there is a weekend crop in Central PA where all the DIS in Ohio and PA can get together? Would be fun. :earsboy: