Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Get packing. Now. Don't wait till the last minute! There's still plenty of time, and we can help!

Why the urge to pack early and pack well? We must stress that space is at a premium at this event. Everyone will have 3 feet of table space. We've asked for as much room as possible between the table rows for people to come and go freely. This doesn't leave a whole lot of room for everyone to bring everything they own just in case.

To help ease the load, here are a few tips for planning and packing efficiently:
  • Plan ahead. Decide before you go which projects/pages you will work on. Be realistic about what you can accomplish in the time you have.

  • Make up page kits for the layouts you plan to work on. There are paper folders available just for this purpose. (ziploc bags are an economical - but less durable - alternative)

  • Bring only the tools you need. You'll need your essential tools of course, and the tools & adhesives specified in your classes, and then the ones you'll need for the projects you have planned. Keep all your tools together in one place for easy transition from crop room to classrooms.

  • Coordinate tools with a friend. Plan to bring one Crop-A-Dile, and one QuicKutz (the bulky, heavy stuff) to share between you.

  • Don't forget your photos!

Here's a link to a very helpful link for how to pack for a crop or retreat courtesy of The Memory Workshop.

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