Username Post: Can you show me what you bring to a crop?        (Topic#1565363)
PhotobearSam
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I am not looking for a list or a reply saying what you take....I would LOVE to see pics of your carts and bags and what they look like loaded.


I am looking at different options for myself. I have looked the Stanley Fat Max? and the one by Bolton....I am so curious. Please show me what you bring?

I always bring too much but I want a better system to pack my items in. I may have to buy 2 of something when most people only need one....but hey,LOL

Show me your totes and be honest.....do you bring more than just the tote.


 
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I use Creative Memories totes for everything. If you had asked this last week, I would have pictures for you (including how I fit it all into my beetle) but since I've already started to unpack from Saturday's crop you're out of luck this month.

If you can wait until November 17, I'm going away on weekend and I can take extensive photos of all my stuff so you can see how it fits.


 
PhotobearSam
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a bettle.....sounds interesting....LOL

Can't wait to see that.


 
Sneezy1956
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Sam take both of my tool boxes as you know. I take my punches, my inks and my distressing stains along with a bag full of flowers, bling and my copics.


 
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Here is what I use (below). I put the art bins (I have multiple) insdie my rolling tote. I only have to take one trip to/from my car for crops.


 
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This is NOT all mine, thank goodness!!! But I carpooled to a crop with two other ladies. A friend and I brought one bag each, and the rest of this, including a giant suitcase and multiple crop bags, was the other lady's. All in good fun, but OMG she had STUFF with her! It filled my SUV, as you can see here:



 
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I bring a folding rolling crate with handle seen here:
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/108393/Off ice-Dep...

I fit my ott lite, seat cushion, mini fan (a room full of chatty ladies it gets warm LOL), my faorite drink for the crop, scrap ma bob, trevis tumbler, folding shelf for stacking

Then my XXL-CIS bought a new one with a coupon from Hobby Lobby. I had one for 13 yrs. and I wore it out. My trimmer, paper, kits, punches, etc. go in here.

Can't go without my AMM cool tote-discontinued which fits all my scrapping tools except my trimmer (which goes in my XXL

K&C Amy Butler bag-discontinued goes along for overflow.

Last but not least-my Generations weekender backpack. I found years ago for conventions-frees the hands and keeps paper from getting bent. I use it for my "purse". cell phone, wallet, advil, etc.

So it's a 2 trip or a one trip from car to room.


 
Sneezy1956
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Oh I also carry my amy butler bag it has all of my bind it all stuff in it.


 
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Did a recent blog post about my scrapspace

blog post about scrap space

in it is my setup and a pic of my tool bag I like to keep at hand.

I used to use a rolling cart, like the xxl, but the wheels are a li'l catywompus and a side handle broke (I know, time for a new one). So, I now carry my papers in a paper taker. My misc stuff I roll in a mini rolling duffle bag.

What I need is something better for my cricut e...right now I use a reusable bag from TJ Maxx...but I need something more substantial.
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my friend does the craftsman type of tool chest...she loves it and gets a lot of comments. She says the only thing about it is that she has to take the bottom portion out to get it into her car...



 
Sneezy1956
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  • mjmone Said:
Did a recent blog post about my scrapspace

blog post about scrap space

in it is my setup and a pic of my tool bag I like to keep at hand.

I used to use a rolling cart, like the xxl, but the wheels are a li'l catywompus and a side handle broke (I know, time for a new one). So, I now carry my papers in a paper taker. My misc stuff I roll in a mini rolling duffle bag.

What I need is something better for my cricut e...right now I use a reusable bag from TJ Maxx...but I need something more substantial.



If you know anyone that sells 31 bags there large tote will hold the expression and their is one that will also hold the baby bug perfectly.

I have two of the big totes one is for my expression and the other holds my big shot and my grand calibur.


 
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Photos of what I brought to a crop last month...a weekend retreat. I stopped using a scrapbooking rolling tote and now I find it easier to just pack most of my stuff in a rubbermaid plastic tote and roll it on a luggage hand truck.









 
PhotobearSam
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I am so excited....I just bought this...

http://www.kent.ca/kbs/en/product.jsp?prdId=5855402&...




I got it for $89 and it's metal so I think I can paint it. It fits 12x12 paper in the bottom and it comes apart in 3 pieces so I can lif them into the SUV....Love it.


 
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What a GREAT idea! Congrats!


 
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PhotoBearSam - that thing is AMAZING! Does it fit a Cricut Expression like some other toolboxes? That would be a selling point for me.

I have to say I love the sunny yellow color - it would be fun to put travel stickers on it like on a suitcase, but scrap related.


 
Sneezy1956
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Oh Sam I love yours wish mine came apart mine are so heavy! I love my two rolling tool boxes

Scrapsweet some of them will hold the expression my two tool boxes will hold the baby cricut. And I just carry my expression the the large 31 tote.


 
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Oh that looks fantastic! You will have to share about how it worked out after your next crop! Congratulations on your find!


 
PhotobearSam
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It would not hold the Expression but it would the baby bug....I am not going to use it for that. I will carry my Create in a shoulder bag.

I have a 1 day crop on October 29th and then a 3 days crop in November. I can't wait to use this. I will also bring my tool tote, I have another rolling bag as well. I bring lots to crops but this will really help.


 
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I was at a scrapping retreat this weekend and a couple of ladies had this

http://www.google.com/search?q=fatmax+mobil e+work+stati...

it opens up into 4 tiers and you can work right out of it ... one of the ladies there liked it so much she went right to Home Depot and came back with it ... I'm contemplating getting one, but I already have a Crop in Style XXL and can't really justify the purchase


 
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This is NOT mine, but our scrappy friend Henri's crop toting method, who's away on a lengthy cruise but I don't think she'd mind if I post this in her name:

My Little Red Craft Wagon By Henri Jean



 
PhotobearSam
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  • flightobl Said:
This is NOT mine, but our scrappy friend Henri's crop toting method, who's away on a lengthy cruise but I don't think she'd mind if I post this in her name:

My Little Red Craft Wagon By Henri Jean




I have been looking for one of these as well. I have not found them in Canada yet. Does anyone know who manufactures this one? If I had my new one and this red cart....I would be set.


 
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as for the Fatmax.....It seems too plastic for me. If I just put embellishments and glimmer mist, stamps and such in it but I would not use it for heavy stuff like paper.

Once it's too full and heavy, I have no idea how I would lift in into the car.


 
madmatter
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the people who had the Fatmax at the weekend crop had put 2 Cropper Hoppers in the bottom tier ... I asked about the weight because I had the same thought, but they said it was no heavier than the XXL, but I didn't try it out myself ...


 
Sneezy1956
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It's very heavy I have it and can hardly lift it usually have the neighbor boy lift it in the car for me since it won't fit in the trunk. Then when I get to the crop normally someone will help me get it out.

I wouldn't recommend it if you are going to pak it full.

I like Sam's much better where it comes apart.


 
PhotobearSam
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the more I look at my new one the more I like it. I can't wait to try it out.


 
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What I pack depends on whether I am flying or driving. If flying (at least once a year for a retreat with my friends in New England) I try to narrow it down to a specific project that will fit in a 12x12 Iris box so all the paper/embellies are just for that theme and just pack my cutter in bubble wrap and put everything in my regular suitcase. Tools depend on what will be available at the retreat, my friends are wonderful about sharing things too since I travel so far to join them.

When driving to a retreat closer to home, I fill an XXL and another smaller rolling bag that is about the size of a navigator but has been discontinued. I also carry my AMM tool tote separately and another fabric tote with a chair cushion. I too like to make it in a single trip into the building if possible.

For day crops (6 to 10 hours) I just take a small shoulder tote with page kits and a few tools.

It has taken me several years and lots of trial and error to learn to pack for crops, every time I learn something new to try the next time.

Post it notes are your friend, I always carry some so I can put a note on the page kit with what it needs when I get home. Lots of times I come up with a title during the assembly of the kit and can easily wait until I get home to die cut the letters.

Sorry I don't have any pictures of my things packed.



 
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I pack a rolling tote (I use one of the rolling crates), a small rolling crate that holds paper, stickers, ribbon, embellishments, and my trimmer, and my tool bag (which is like that Husky one but a pink one from Craftsman).

I often have a shoulder tote full of dies, and one of the other girls brings the Big Shot.


 
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