I have pulled out baskets of supplies to make a series of water themed cards.
I will be going to visit my Mum and then up to the RV so my crafting needs to be compact and well planned.
Into the box I have placed some ivory and some white card packs, mermaids and other water themed images I have already coloured, pads of matching papers, twine, die cuts of shells, fish, and other sea and water themed elements, jute, string, chalk, hair nets, coarse cheesecloth, and finally card stock I have even packed in some ribbon of various colours and types, and a couple of charms! .
Hopefully it is enough to keep me busy and allow me to get some cards finished. I have an extra tool tote that I take...just slightly smaller than my big tote. They are the same colour so they don't look so bad when they are stored side by side in my scrap room during the winter...but in the summer the smaller tote lives at the lake. I have duplicates of all my basic tools in it so then can just leave that bag up there all summer.
All my paper supplies and embellies have to fit in an area about the size of a standard box of photocopy paper. There is room just beside that for my cutter and tool tote. All of this slides into a cupboard in the living room of the RV. It must be put away every night and dragged back out if I wish to create again.
So I have agonized over the contents, put things in and taken them out again and finally I think I am finished with that basic part.. I just have to emboss some card stock sheets and die cut some frames and borders, stamp my sentiments and then I am done!
Creating this way really hits home the need to have a clear mandate of what you need to accomplish. I need to know if I will be creating Birthday cards or Thank you's, Anniversary or Sympathy etc...as all sentiments need to be stamped and die cut before I leave.
I did a trail run this am and made a card up from those supplies...more just to check and see if I had everything I needed. It is a birthday card for my son in law...Hope he likes it! Sorry about the terrible photo...the Happy Birthday is stamped properly...I chalked it and now it seems the camera does not focus on it properly. No time to retake it now!
Card base and envelope from my stash (5 1/2x5 1/2 square)
Cardstock -Kkraft from my stash (snippet)
DP - cloud paper was a snippet from my stash, ID strip long gone
Die cuts - Palm tree, seagull and shells from my stash (originally K and Co.)
Stamp - Sentiment Inkadinkado 130609
Chalk - Stampin' Up brown -
I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Sentiments - Something Fishy
3. Papertake Weekly - anything goes
4. Sister Act - always anything goes
5. Gingerloft Challenge - Creatures of the Sea (my starfish)