As I prepared for my week long annual family pilgrimage to the Powderhorn Valley in Colorado, I pondered what it would be like to scrapbook in the great outdoors. I’ve been a scrapper for just over 10 years. In that time I have been to crops and various scrapbooking events, but I have never just packed my tote to take camping.
What does one take to scrap while camping? We were already going to be loaded for bear in our camper so I had to keep my supplies succinct. I made a list of the essentials and then considered how much time I would have against how much I usually finished in a few hours.
Pattern paper—we’ll revisit this one
Adhesives: tape runner & refills, foam dots, liquid glass to double as an adhesive and also add shine to Cricut cutouts, and Zigg pens
Ink pads—we’ll revisit this one also
Large plastic bag to protect finished layouts
Camera so I could potentially have pictures printed to scrap as a I was living the vacation.
The items that took the most thought were the pattern paper, inks and stamps sets, and embellishments because that meant I had to have some clue as to what kinds of layouts I was going to make. Recently I printed a set of pictures to scrap to “catch up” my son’s books because he will be graduating from high school next year. After glancing through those pictures I began to select my pattern papers many of which were double sided and came in coordinating packs making them versatile, a few coordinating ink colors and stamp sets.
There was a distinct possibility that I would be embellishing the layouts when I returned home, and it is not practical to drag my tackle box of brads, gems and the like 800 miles with limited space and not a clue as what I may use. I decided to stick with some basic ribbon and twine that would need to go on the layouts in the early stages and then I could add gems and such later