Monday, March 3, 2008

Packin Up...

I can't believe it!!!! Only 1 more day until I leave on retreat!! I soooooo can't wait. I've almost finished up sending out all the March kits and making all the stamps that are due before I leave... It's been a busy busy couple of weeks. This weekend was so insane! DH went to Cali and I worked non stop for 48 hours minus 3 hours to sleep on Saturday. Today I actually took the time to pack up some goodies to take on retreat with me.. Now mind you, this is only the 3rd time I've gone somewhere to scrap that wasn't already fully loaded with goodies before I got there (aka grannie's house)...

So, I'm still an amature when it comes to packing and knowing what I'll need... Since I am the kind of person who "grab-n-creates" I can't just plan something to do.... So I packed load of things! See for your self...

This is my XL Roller Tote.. It's over flowing with stuff!! I had to take a couple "layers" out of it because I couldn't LIFT it! YIKES! So... I took some out.. and put it in here... This pic to the right is a trunk that I bought a couple years ago. It was made by Chatterbox.. I got it and 2 smaller sizes for a great 80% off deal after attending the Sacramento stamp show in 2006. It's leather and has straps and everything just like a real trunk. Of course it doesn't hold much.. but it'll do for my big kick and all my extras I HAVE to have. :) So next, I packed my table top AMM tote...
It's got all the essentials... Well ok, SOME of them like scissors, scallop scissors, punches, pop dots, piercers, files... knives... things like that in it. I had a helper while I was packing.. Her name is Bubblez. She's the littlest full grown cat I know. :)

So.. I can't go without paper.. you know??? Here's part of the paper I intend to bring.. Now one small problem.. It won't FIT in my roller totes and I don't know where my paper keeper is!


Please tell me I'm not the only one who packs everything for a 3 day retreat? Please tell me I haven't gone off the deep end yet. :)

21 comments:

marcie said...

Haha! Yes, I pack everything I own too! Actully my last crop I really prepared for and I only ended up taking one rolling tote. I think my biggest help was to use a page-in-progress box and lay out the pictues and paper BEFORE the crop. Then I even have an idea of what stamps and embellishments I will need. Hope you have a great retreat!
Marcie
SBS-5

toners said...

Yep, I pack heavily too - because what will happen if you don't have the perfect shade of blue paper when you need it, right?

Have TONS of FUN!! Wish I could come too!

Lesli said...

I hope you have a fabulous time!!!! Wish I was going :)

Queen Kat said...

I wish you all could go with me! We had a cancellation today... anyone up for it??

I don't scrapbook.. I make cards and to plan for each and every stinkin card I want to make.. well, that would just send me over the deep end. LOL.

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Have FUN Vicki!! I am soooo jealous. :-) I can't wait to see all the good stuff you make.

I pack everything for a 6 hour crop-so you are not alone!

Susie Blackwell said...

I went away in January and only took a small tote with me thinking that was over the top as kits were supplied, I was sooooooo suprised when I got there and everyone else had at least 2 roler totes so I ended up stash raiding quite a bit!!!
Have a great time and I would love to take that free space but don't have a passport let alone the funds to get there!!

Gia Harvey said...

Looks perfectly reasonable to me.
:-)
Gia
SBS 13

Angie C said...

Have fun and don't worry I'm sure your not the only one to take everything with you - and I bet you will have forgoten something - always the way

angie sbs13

Karen said...

Big envy - I'd be there given half a chance! Hope you have a fab time. Look forward to seeing the creations. And of course you need everything or you'll leave the thing you need most.
Karen SBS13

Juliann said...

Have a great time! lUcky girl!!!!


Also I got your swap tonite...and thank you so much for the adorable stamp set that was too nice!!!!

nessy said...

have a fab time vicki!! as you have made me smile with your blog ,with pitures of your luggage!!LOL i am awarding you "you made my day", found on my blog!!have a creative , but safe trip!!LOL
vanessa xx

All Pink girl said...

Wow so much stuff to take ,but i am sure you will have a fab time when you get there ,
have a great time ,Dawnxx

Jo said...

Never been on a retreat before and would hate to have to decide which of my stash to take with me. What a dilemma!!!

Lesley said...

Have a great time!!

SBS-13
Lesley

Kanani said...

I hope you have a BLAST!!!

kanani-sbs5

"Jany" said...

Well, I'll tell what you want to hear because I do something similar. I do think of the projects I have in mind. They're always more than I can reallistically do, but then I start thinking of what other thing I'll might need and end up carrying much more than I'll ever need.

Heather said...

Have a wonderful retreat!!

Belas Creating Place said...

Have a super duper time..is the kitty going too? What a cute photo.
Bela

the dreamer said...

Hey, girlie! Hope you're enjoying your adventure! =) And, no, you haven't lost it. Heck, about 3/4 of my stuff is crafting stuff. LOL. If I could have, I wouldn't have bothered with clothes! Haha.

Just wanted to say hi from Taiwan and wanted to say I miss you. =)

Hope you're having a good time and creating and laughing a lot. =)

*hugs*
Nina

ElyBlair said...

Just wanted to wish you a GREAT trip!!!

Jamie Martin said...

Have a great time at your retreat, can't wait to see all of your creations :)

SBS-5