Well, I can’t say that I was as successful as I would have liked to have been, but I can say I did get 8 pages complete (titles will be cut and added at home, journaling will be printed and attached to the back of the layouts at home too.) I was also able to do the basic design for another 4 pages. It should be pretty easy to finish those up when we get back.
What I can say is that I just re-packed all of my supplies and it was REALLY easy to put everything away.
What I would recommend if you’re planning on scrapping during vacation:
1. Rent a house or condo instead of staying in a hotel. There are so many benefits; having a washer and dryer (I love going home with just clean clothes in my suitcase), a full kitchen is a huge plus, especially with teenage boys, they usually cost less than the same number of nights in a hotel, but from a Scrapper’s perspective it’s GREAT to have lots of extra space to Scrap.
2. Make sure you have plenty of color choices with paper. I don’t think I took enough.
3. Don’t get frustrated if you can’t get everything done. Just being able to think about layouts as events are happening will make it easier to scrap them when you get home. I was able to the basic design work for the additional 4 pages, that means I’ll be able to finish them up pretty quickly at home.
4. Check into a one hour photo printer before you leave. If you’re in a small town like Moab, you may not have access to printed photos. It would be a bummer to pack all of your supplies and then not be able to Scrap while you’re there.
5. Take some empty SuperSized Singles for storing your completed pages. I had to put the completed pages in the back pocket of the Project Planner pages. It worked find, but it would have been more fun to put them into the SuperSingles so I could lay them out and see all of them at once.
6. Don’t try to do too much. If you’re like me, you can get so caught up in what you plan to get done, that you miss out on the “relaxing” part of being on vacation.