Packing for a Scrapbook Retreat–6 Key Must Haves

scrapbook retreat packing tips
So you are headed to a scrapbook bed and breakfast  or retreat and you don’t know what to pack.  You’ve come to the right place for some tips on how to pack for this type of retreat because through trial and error, over-packing and leaving behind much needed items, I have learned the hard way how to organize to get the most out of the time away. This ensures that more projects get completed and less organizing and reorganizing goes on at the retreat.

However, before you pack even so much as an eyelet, check to see what tools and items are available for use at the retreat home. Most scrapbook retreats have a list of tools available right on their website and usually include die cut machines like Cricut and/or Silhouette and basic cartridges. Please note that most require you bring your own mat if they provide a die cutting machine.

This initial check will keep you from packing unnecessary and bulky items like certain punches,  die cutting machines, embossing machines, etc. Continue reading “Packing for a Scrapbook Retreat–6 Key Must Haves”

Smart Gifts for Scrapbookers – Do’s and Don’t’s


Scrapbooking Cupcakes

So it is your favorite scrapbooker’s birthday (or other special day) and you don’t know anything about this scrapbook stuff, right? You just know she loves to craft and would be thrilled to open up a bag or box of scrapbook goodies for her special day.

Take it from me, you are right, but I know you need more to go on because there are so many different tools, adhesives, embellishments, and until you met her you thought a Cricut was just an insect.

Well you are in luck, as I have compiled a list of smart gifts for scrapbookers so that you don’t end up duplicating expensive items or buying things that are really not her style.

Hopefully this will help you to buy a thoughtful gift and save you a lot of time and money and stressing about your choice. Continue reading “Smart Gifts for Scrapbookers – Do’s and Don’t’s”

Using Recycled Materials for Scrapbooking

recycled material for scrapbooking


Using recycled materials for scrapbooking is “green” so we feel good about reducing the need for conventional waste disposal. It is cost effective because we are saving money by using what we already have, and both challenging and fun because it is interesting to see what we can do with items we would otherwise trash or throw in the recycle bin.  Here are 3 suggestions: Continue reading “Using Recycled Materials for Scrapbooking”

Scrapbooking on a Budget

Scrapbooking on a Budget

Using Found Objects

Updated on 8/2/2017

If you are scrapbooking on a budget, scrapbooking does not have to break the bank when you work smarter and get a little creative. Believe it or not, we all have things lying around the house, or more specifically in our own craft space, that can be used to save us time and money without sacrificing quality and design while creating our masterpieces.  Here are 3 common examples to help us scrapbook on a budget. Continue reading “Scrapbooking on a Budget”