A few months ago our own Heidi shared her adventures in scrapbooking while camping. We had a couple of our followers send us their own adventure in scrapbooking. We wanted to share the first one with you this month and will share the next one in December.
I am not one to sit with nothing to do even when flying. And when you are going to have to be in a seat for 5 hours, it's time to scrapbook. I took a tote of things and you can fly with scissors as long as the blades are no longer than 4 inches. Now mind you, first class has a lot more room but who can afford that! The tray table is a little tight but it can be done. It also helps if you are related to the person sitting next to you so you can use their table, lap, etc. Barf bags make the best little bags for trash. You can even stick them on the side of the plane to get them up and out of your way!! I also scrapped during our cruise when my husband was napping but that wasn't near as adventurous than the plane. Also, he didn't snore on the plane!! And I am not a kleptomaniac, but I do tend to remove all of the barf bags within reaching distance on any flight I am on. They are the greatest trash bags for scrapping anywhere. Oh and when you go thru security in Portland, you might have to demonstrate how to use a punch as they wanted to know what that metal thing in my bag was for. So I had to show him. Then he was demonstrating it to the rest of the security people which I am sure the 200 people in line behind me so appreciated.
Are you going to try to scrapbook on your next long flight? Do you have an adventure in scrapbooking you'd like to share with us? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Adventures in Scrapbooking Part 1
Heidi here, aka Idahoscrapper and co-owner of Idaho Scrapbook Show. Welcome to the first installment of our blog series Adventures In Scrapbooking.
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.
My essentials list:
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
Now, I will concede that a Cricut may be a little over the top for camping; however, there were other motives for that. There was a sign project I was asked to complete for the bath house at the ranch, and my mother in law had voiced an interest in T shirt making. (She did not have to twist my arm too hard to convince me we would have fun making shirts.) So, yes, I did have a few extra items in my tote such as vinyl and transfer tape I would not have otherwise taken. Also, I rarely scrap without my Cricut because the cutouts lend character to layouts, and it’s a snap to create a page title.
Last, I envisioned where I would be while I created. We have a table in our camper, there was one in the cook cabin and we have a small fold up camp table. I would have to keep my supplies tidy as I worked but any of these spaces would suffice. After all, this was about the experience of scrapping in an outdoorsy setting and less about the fruits of my labor.
What are some of the most unusual places you have insisted on hauling your crafting items to create? We would love to hear your stories and experiences. Please submit them to email@example.com for an opportunity to be featured in our series Adventures In Scrapbooking
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