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  • Henri Jean Said:
I have a 2 day crop coming up this month and I'm getting prepared now.

I have about 40 pages already made into kits with the paper, embellies, photos - everything in files so all I have to do is assemble the pages.

I also sketched out where I want things to go so I can make mats and glue and get things completed.

If it requires a punch, I am just taking the ones I actually need for particular pages.

I'm doing Cricut labels in advance, lifting them onto Drywall tape and then putting them on typing paper so I don't have to take my Cricut.

I will take my Slice - I like the way it does smaller letters better and will use it on some and will actually make those letters at the crop. BUt I alreayd know what I want the titles to say.

If I need to ink edges, most of that is already done.

Usually it takes me 10-15 minutes to finish a layout - sometimes 30 minutes to finish one but I go home with a lot of pages finished and I don't take everything I own. I know exactly what I need for each page.

I have a craft wagon which I love and it is the best thing I have ever found for crops. If there is room I put it behind my chair and work out of it. Really keeps it simple!

My Little Red Craft Wagon By Henri Jean

I just make sure I have plenty of ATG tape and my trimmer and the essentials like that. But I don't take a lot of stuff I don't need - and that is easy to do when you plan out all your pages in advance so all you have to do is put them together.

Plus I am able to talk to the ladies and enjoy the crop and not be working through slumps or blocks or trying to come up with ideas. SO many of the ladies just move stuff around on the paper trying to decide what to do - for hours - and then complain becuase they got nothing done. I like to get stuff done at crops!




That cart is amazing Henri. I can see hhow great it would be at a crop.


 
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You must be my sister from another mother! That is exactly what I do. I have about 70 page kits for the crop I'm going to on Saturday and hope to get about 35-40 done that day.

I put it all together, arrange it loosely and draw a sketch so I can reassemble it. They are in files with the embellies and everything I need.

I did 70 pages at one crop. I complete very little - I save the last 10 or 15 minutes to do there.

And like you said, I can socialize and move around more and I can have more fun.

Plus I go home feeling like I really accomplished something!


 
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whats an IRIS box??


 
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Angi, an Iris box is a square plastic box that fits 12x12 paper and embellies, about 3" or so tall. They sell them in Michaels or Joanns or whathaveyou, Artbin is another brand. Typically they come in several colors and have handles, and they are FABULOUS for holding paper n stuff.
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They really are wonderful! When I travel I take one for my momentos that I pick up along the way. My 12 x 12 case flies on the plane with me inside a large tote bag I use for a carry one because I will not check in my ticket stubs and things for my scrapbook or papers I've picked up along the way.

In the car - it is within arms reach for anything I pick up for our scrapbook - takeout menus and that kind of thing.

I don't put anything in my luggage that would upset me if it got lost and so everything for my scrapbooks travels with me. I even drop my purse in the big tote with the 12 x 12 and a small fold-up stool so I can sit down if my knees start hurting.


 
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i used a mimi tote (briefcase size) for tomorrow. It's time for the CK convention! I packed everything on the basic supply list and the stuff for each class. i couldn't possibly get anything else in there ! I do have a few doubles of stuff since I packed for both myself and my daughter.

I probably would have preferred my caddy for the tabls, but didn't want to have stuff fall out while switching rooms/classes, etc. i may take a small basket for the table to throw the basics in.


 
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Have fun Keri!

I have a one day crop tomorrow.

There are 7 more Key West pages I would like to have made into kits so that is tonights projects.

If I can do that, and get them all finished tomorrow (big if) - then the next day I can start on the last trip. I just want to get the pages laid out as far as what pictures go on what page. Then I can grab each of those and start making page kits. I have a feeling the last trip will be 50-60 pages - maybe more, maybe less.

Want as much of that underway as possible before we take off again.


 
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Whew! I am exhausted. we left at 7:00 am and got home at 10:00 pm. Great time at the convention! I did pick up a few things I knew I could add or make page kits from, so I'll be ready for the crop in November.

Everything is still bagged in the livingroom, we'll go through it tomorrow.

We had such a good time. We didn't finish our class projects, but made it quite a ways through. i hope to work on those tomorrow. i also invested in embossing stuff.....new to me...and am anxious to play with that a bit too.

Happy Scrappy Weekend !


 
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Back from the crop - so much fun yesterday.

Did get 42 pages complete so it was a success. Have about that many more to complete at the crop in 2 weeks but that is a 7 hour crop. May still get them done.

These were all completed except for the really tedious part of gluing and making some mats and putting on letter stickers. I hated the paper I had chosen on two of them and bought new paper for them.

I need to look again at all for the next crop to make sure I don't hate any of my selections becuase there won't be anywhere to buy them at that crop.


 
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Henri - 42 pages? That is awesome!!!

I am busy putting together page kits. OK, not full page kits but at least picking the pp and if I have a particular embellishment to go with the pics. I am trying to limit the amount of paper stacks I take so am only taking a stack if I have multiple sets of pics that it goes with.

Next year I'll try to do better


 
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No so much so Peg. The pages were basically done - just had to mat and glue and pick out sticker letters. Didn't even drag out my Slice.

A lot of them just used Lazerline overlays which are so easy! Really love them. I did several for my granddaughter using the Lazerline but everything else was my work but just put together to the point that I could chatter and work at the same time.


 
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Henri, I admire your system, it seems so effective for you! I just don't see how it could work for me, since as soon as I decide on a paper, placement, embellies, etc...I want to see it right away!! Haha!! I also like to eat my Oreos by biting right in to them...instant gratification!! I don't like to wait for anything!! lol


 
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Wow...42 pages ! great job!


 
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  • Vae on 10-08-12 08:00 AM
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Nice job Henri!

What is a lazerline?


 
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I'll post some lazerline overlays. They are really well made and you can get a lot of pages together in a short time. Here's some of my pages with lazerline overlays:

Not sure if this one is lazerline or scrap your trip. It had palm trees in each of the glasses lenses and I cut them out becuase they blocked out the sun in my photo.

Hawaii - Title Page By Henri Jean

These are definitely lazerline:

The Wedding Left 1 By Henri Jean

Back to Hawaii By Henri Jean

Melbourne, Australia - Zoo 1 By Henri Jean

Mexico - Trip to Cancun By Henri Jean

Hawaii, Dec, 2009 - North Shore By Henri Jean

I probably have 200-300 of them (both lazerline and SYT) for differnt counties, baby, food, grilling, zoo, aquarium, tons of beach and cruise overlays - I use them a lot for title pages becuase you can dress them up or use them as they are.

I just put two new layouts in my gallery which are lazerline - one is the one with the Baby footprint with lots of pink and black. The other is the one that says "Precious" and the baby picture. I added the flowers.

I buy from Lazerline about once a year and buy about 25-30 at a time. I buy hundreds of these overlays from SYT.


 
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Henri - 42 pages? That is awesome!!!

I am busy putting together page kits. OK, not full page kits but at least picking the pp and if I have a particular embellishment to go with the pics. I am trying to limit the amount of paper stacks I take so am only taking a stack if I have multiple sets of pics that it goes with.

Next year I'll try to do better



Good for you!! Thats a step in the right direction!!

After my page kit making failure, I think I'm going to load
*my P3 up with a small assortment of papers (covering ROYGBIV, but still...!),
*my CIS XXL tote (tools, art journal/smash book and stuff),
*a class bag (class kit and adhesives),
*a rolling tote (embellies, embossing folders, fabric/felt/ribbon and stuff),
*2 shoulder totes (inks, sprays, paints and stains)
*a 15x15x15 soft sided square bag (more ink, more adhesive, some wood mounted stamps, a binder of cling stamps and a scrap-a-ma-bob).

Oh yeah! And my new wagon!!

I'm toying with bringing a small goose-neck desk lamp just in case.

May have to pack the car before next weekend as a test just to make sure there will be room for my friend and her stuff!

Hmmmm....wonder if it'll save some space if I open the wagon and load it up in the car instead of folding it up......


 
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I think someone else mentioned sticking to one theme... do you have a whole bunch of things that are related that you can work on? Like all holidays or all school pics or all... I dunno? I love wine, and so I go on winery tours and things like that as often as I can. So I have probably at least two boxes full of wine-related photos, and another two IRIS boxes full of winery papers and embellies. I could probably just take those and a ton of cardstock and be good for 3 days. If you could narrow it down to a theme, or even a season, that might help. Maybe if you're doing a lot of summer pics you could bring papers that are summer-ish?

I've never been to a crop so I'm no expert. I wish you luck! You could take pics of your car all loaded/scrap area when you get there and do some fun layouts about the experience later




Yes they did and I think its a really great idea!! I may try that for the next crop. That would definitely lighten the load, but if its a loooong crop, I'd pack more than one theme because I'd probably need a change of subject after awhile.


 
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So see what you and your friend could possibly share, and then find the best totes/boxes/bags that will easily stack to utilize every inch of cargo space you have





Another great idea!! The crop we're going to also has a "creation station" with die cutting machines there for all to use.


 
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They really are wonderful! When I travel I take one for my momentos that I pick up along the way. My 12 x 12 case flies on the plane with me inside a large tote bag I use for a carry one because I will not check in my ticket stubs and things for my scrapbook or papers I've picked up along the way.
In the car - it is within arms reach for anything I pick up for our scrapbook - takeout menus and that kind of thing.

I don't put anything in my luggage that would upset me if it got lost and so everything for my scrapbooks travels with me. I even drop my purse in the big tote with the 12 x 12 and a small fold-up stool so I can sit down if my knees start hurting.



Another great idea!! I usually come home with my paper memorabilia all creased and folded.


 
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You are all brave and very organized. I cannot make a page kit. I am more an impulsive, last minute packer.


 
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I want to finish my Christmas album at the crop in November. i have one album with 10 or so pix of each year. I put it on the coffee table during the holidays. It's fun to see how the kids , or the tree, have changed. I am horribly behind though.....the last actual scrapped pages were from 1999.

last night, I gathered pictures for my page kits. 2007 to present were on my computer so were pretty easy but the rest were in envelopes in a box. i did not find any from 2002 or 2003. obviously I took pix, but where are they? it's driving me crazy.


 
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I am an impulsive packer for trips - even long 4 month vacations are done the night before but I have a good packing list.

But my crop stuff - it just goes in the wagon in its proper place so when there is a crop I just grab the wagon handle and go. It's always packed and ready and my current page kits I've made are alwlays packed and ready.


 
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You are very organized!


 
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  • CKohn on 10-16-12 05:40 AM
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I went to a crop over the weekend. I took the advice given on this post and i made page kits. I spent most of the time stamping and didn't create any pages. LOL

I made some cards and their are posted in my gallery.


Edited by CKohn on 10-16-12 07:26 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I made more page kits last night. most of them I included a sticker or two, ribbon, etc. others, I'll just embellish as I go. My Christmas pile has turned out to be a bit overwhelming so I made some others to change it up a bit....pix from D this year cheering, D and her horse, D first car, Family Weekend at S college, etc.

Somehow I doubt I'll get them all done. I'm hoping to have a productive day....two weeks from Saturday.


 
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The countdown has begun!! I'm heading out for my very first scrappy get away weekend bright and early Friday morning!!

I'll have to take pics of my car fully loaded. Thats a scrappable memory for sure!! I know I over-packed and took stuff I'll probably never even use, but I think I did pretty good leaving enough room for my friend and her stuff, too.......although I guess that remains to be seen when I pick her up

Just for the record, I really did try to make page kits. Really I did.......


 
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I am going to a crop tomorrow (FRiday) night but it is just for one night. I think it ends around midnight.

Will finish up all the pages I didn't get done at the last crop I hope. And have two more page kits to design and pick papers and embellies and decide how to lay them out.


 
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Leaving Friday for a 3 day crop and I love my garden wagon....thanks Henri.

I pack it full but still have my tool bag, cricut bag and shoulder bag but it works for me. This time, I even have gift bags for my tablemates.

I can't wait. I am so excited to go. I will be working on my 2011 trip to disneyworld and Atlanta 2010.


 
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great idea on gift bags for your tablemates! very thoughtful!

I haven't been to big crops yet...my first one is coming up. What other things are common like the treat bags? What should I expect? I want to be prepared so I can participate.


 
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  • Kim222 Said:
The countdown has begun!! I'm heading out for my very first scrappy get away weekend bright and early Friday morning!!

I'll have to take pics of my car fully loaded. Thats a scrappable memory for sure!! I know I over-packed and took stuff I'll probably never even use, but I think I did pretty good leaving enough room for my friend and her stuff, too.......although I guess that remains to be seen when I pick her up

Just for the record, I really did try to make page kits. Really I did.......



You're going to have a blast!!!!!

Hopefully you use at least half of what you packed


 
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Speaking of scrappy gifts....for our retreat, we each bring a $5 gift for an exchange.

In the past I've brought the Tim Holtz distresser, tim holtz tags/tickets, and I don't remember what else. Not going to bring TH this year.

Any other ideas?


 
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Sooooooo......how was it???


 
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You were right ------------
I HAD A BLAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

I cannot BELIEVE how much fun it was!! The vendors were so good that I didn't need to bring half the stuff I brought (although we knew THAT before I even left! )!!

Seriously--there were 4 vendors : One Creative Memories, one Close to my Heart, one that had a TON of Jolees and a good mix of other stuff and the 4th was like an entire LSS on wheels!! They had every paper company, embellies, adhesives, all kinds of chip/wooden/acetate albums, storage, etc. And they all let you run a tab for the whole weekend.

Everyone had an 8 foot table to themselves-a few people had more than one even! You could crop 24 hours a day if you wanted to--the crop room was a huge conference room in the hotel and the hostess and the vendors stayed until the last cropper left. Friday night we went up to our room at 2:30AM and Saturday night at 3:30AM.

Meals were included in the package (breakfast lunch and dinner) and you could pick from 2 restaurants and a pizza place - ALL on site!! Snacks and beverages were in the crop room all day and night. There were classes you could take, make and takes you could do, massages you could get, raffles you could win, contests you could enter, games you could play---all only if you wanted to. Otherwise, you could just stay and crop the hours away.

I used ALMOST everything I brought except for a few things......and almost nothing from one small tote, but who's counting

The woman that ran this crop does them almost every month at different hotels. It was just my friend and I at this one, but I'm signing up for the one she's doing in February and I think I'll be able to get about 8 of us together to go to that one.

If those same vendors will be there, I can pack (a teeny bit!) lighter next time. I know this was my first time, but I already can't wait for next time

When is yours coming up? Soon?!


 
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Leaving Friday for a 3 day crop and I love my garden wagon....thanks Henri.

I pack it full but still have my tool bag, cricut bag and shoulder bag but it works for me. This time, I even have gift bags for my tablemates.

I can't wait. I am so excited to go. I will be working on my 2011 trip to disneyworld and Atlanta 2010.





How was your scrappy weekend crop?!
Did you get a lot done?


 
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Tomorrow, I am going to pack for my 15-hour crop next Saturday. We've got a busy week so know I won't have time to scrap before then. My page kits are made but I want to print a few more pictures.

I might have a little time tomorrow to decorate the countdown calendar I got - the one with the little white drawers.


 
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My retreat is this weekend. I am trying really really hard not to pack everything because I know I won't use everything. We leave Thurs at 4pm, and I have to grocery shop (for the retreat and the boys at home), bake my desserts and pack!

I may or may not have bought too many scrappy goodies in the past week or so because I NEED them. We are not by any stores at this retreat so I have to make sure I have enough.


 
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I wish I had a long retreat coming up! I would love to spend a full 3 or 4 days doing nothing but scrapbooking. I would like to find a crop that starts on a thursday night and ends about 2 on sunday some place in Ohio or WV would be best. If you know such a place let me know please.


 
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Mine is 9:00 to midnight. I plan on leaving after supper though, I have a 2 hour drive home and my daughter has a dance at school.

I thought I was ready then remembered this morning I need to take something for the community snack table and things for the Trash to Treasure table. Of course, I didn't pack this weekend and print a few more pictures.

i can't wait to use my new wagon!

i've never been to a weekend retreat, but think that would be great! I saw one advertised at a bed & breakfast that looked like fun.


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so...leaving at 7 tomorrow morning and I haven't packed a single thing. this has been such a busy week.

I considered not going. My college son is coming home for the weekend. he has not been home since August 10. He is going hunting during the day though, so think it will be ok. i can visit tonight, tomorrow night, and on Sunday. I made a quick grocery trip last night so I can fix his favorites.

Pugs223: I hope you have a great weekend !


 
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  • CKohn on 11-02-12 09:47 AM
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I will starting my scrappy weekend tommorrow. I have to pack up my car tonight. I would have went tonight but I didn't want to pack in a hurry.


 
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Hope you have a fun and productive scrappy weekend
CKohn!

Ok, I am packed. everything is now sitting by the garage door and I'll load the car tonight. i'm sure everyone is thrilled to hear these details.....but I'm so excited to attend my first all day crop that I considered giving you a complete play by play.

I didn't think I had too much to take along until I started pulling out stuff. Thank goodness I bought that wagon!

Cookies are baked for the Community snack table. I found a lot of things to donate to the Trash to Treasure table too. I even packed a few baskets, locker shelf, etc to help keep my work space uncluttered. I included my own trashcan too.





 
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  • CKohn on 11-05-12 09:04 AM
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It was very productive weekend. The pages that I had made kits for got done really quickly. I found it best when the pictures were already pre sorted.


 
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I had a pretty good weekend too. I got 27 pages made. Do I love them all? Not really, guess I just wasn't in the groove. But I am really happy that I had paper picked out for most of them.

What I am happiest about is that I know this past weekend got me warmed up for at-home scrappy sessions. It always does.

Now for the fun part...putting everything away. I may do a little rearranging of my scrap room first.


 
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  • CKohn on 11-07-12 11:56 AM
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WOW! I did a lot of single 12x12 pages. I have to take the time to photo graph them. Most of the pages that i did were picture of DS from Day Care. I will have to final tally of how many pages i did. I still haven't unpacked yet.


 
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