Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tuesday's {Tip} Traveling?

Recently I went on a 3-day trip. I have always seen how people take along their scrapbooking with them. I thought maybe I could take my Project Life/Simple Stories goodies; however, I love to play with all of my goodies before committing to certain embellishments, etc., and I knew I couldn't take my whole studio. I guess that's why I don't like to go to crops either. LOL! So, I decided to take a time consuming project that didn't require taking a lot of product.

I purchased a great stamp set called Pop Dots recently from Green Pepper Press for my Project Life/Simple Stories pages. 

Isn't this an awesome set? I knew it was on unmounted rubber, and I didn't mind that but I wanted them on cling mount. So, I thought this would be the perfect job for time in a hotel.

I grabbed a 12x12 bag and began packing. I went ahead and put the 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of rubber stamps onto a piece of cling mount and put it in the bag. I then added:

*Tim Holtz scissors
*Various colors of Stampin' Up ink to create my inventory sheet like those seen in this post here
*A small acrylic block to stamp each image
*Gina K. sheets for the newly cut stamps
*One Univenture binder to store the sheets of newly cut stamps
*Small container full of baby wipes to clean the stamps
*Black pen to note the stamp set on the inventory sheet

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You can see in the photo below the tiny acrylic block I took with me. The stamps measure maybe 1x1 once cut so a tiny acrylic block is all I needed to take. Can you find it in my bag? :)

If you are like me and can't really take your scrappy supplies with you, why not look at taking a project like this. Now once I got home, this stamp set was ready to use! Yeah! Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed day! 


Laura said...

Thanks for the great idea!!!

Stephanie said...

Great idea, Patter. I also like your personalized bag. Very pretty. :)

Carole RB said...

Hi Patter

Well I'm like you; I hate to travel with a lot of suitcases full of scrapbook stuff. Most of the time I just take things to comnplete my swatch book and when traveling there is not so much time left to scrapbook! This is also what I do when I go to crops...

Have a great week

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

great way to make use of your time!

Rea said...

This is a great way to get a project done. I do this sometimes when I am going to a crop and just want something easy to do while I am chatting with friends. I am a new follower of your blog and would love it if you followed mine too. I have some nice blog candy up right now if you would like to check it out, http://theantiquewardrobe.blogspot.com/2013/02/easter-bracelet-giveaway.html

~Melissa~ said...

Very smart girl :)

Connie Mercer said...

great idea~I have been known to take projects to bed with me while listening to music or watching the Spurs play!:):)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Cute, cute stamp set, Patter! Looks like this was a great project to keep you busy. :)

Julia said...

Great tips!!

angie gutshall said...

Great idea!!

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emily said...

Good idea for a project for the road. I am also terrible about trying to limit myself when I pack up scrapping stuff for a weekend or a crop...so I don't do it much either;)

Neno's Pics said...

Patter where can I purchase Blue Fern Studio in the Greensboro NC area? I've tried to research with not luck.
Thanks So Much - Dana

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