Hi everyone. Today I'm participating in Jennifer's Organization Celebration Blog Hop. Jennifer at Jennifer's Jumbles word for the year is Organize and she's decided to share what is and isn't working for her by organizing this blog hop. Oh and if you make every stop on the hop you should notice a special letter at each stop. Put these letters together at the end to make a phrase and e-mail Jennifer the phrase for a chance to win a prize package of October Afternoon 9 to 5 and Studio Calico Take Note goodness. You have until Monday July 2 at 11:59pm BST to submit your entry. So I recommend you keep a close eye out for the special letter (T) as I don't intend to make it to obvious (T-T-T-T-T-T-T).
If you just happened across my blog today and aren't yet hopping you can start HERE!
For the blog hop I decided to share some of my travel storage. You see when I started scrapbooking it wasn't at my own house, I was taken to a crop and then sought out more crops (and more and more...T) So for me it was a social thing outside of the home. Well now that I have my own craft room I do most of my scrapbooking at home but I still like to keep pretty mobile in case a crop opportunity comes up. And my favorite on the go storage isn't scrapbook storage per se but items bought at the hardware store. They're generally less expensive and way more sturdy than storage made specifically for scrapbooking.
This one is very popular around here. I found my tote at a Menards it's made by Plano Pro and called their rolling workstation. It's a great scrapbooking tote. (T) The bottom fits 12x12 paper I keep my kits in here as they're perfect to take to crops. The drawers fit ink, glitter, embellies, etc... and the top will fit tools punches or deeper items. At least that's what I keep in mine. It gets pretty heavy if you keep a lot of paper in the bottom of it but it's on wheels and pretty easy to get in and out of a backseat or a trunk. It may not be pretty and pink but this thing rocks! (T-T-T!)
The other item I thought I'd share is my tool bucket. Look at the cushy handle on this thing, it also has a shoulder strap. I bought this at Lowes with a coupon and it was a great price. The inside is separated into different compartments and it has pockets on all sides, some zip up some don't. This is what I sit on the table right in front of me at a crop and I love it. (T) You can find a wide range of these babies, some are lower, some have less compartments, are smaller or bigger. However I wouldn't recommend too much bigger as they become heavy and cumbersome.
So if you want to get out and crop more, go to your local hardware store and buy some good old travel storage that will last!
Now to continue on to the hop go see Lisa-Jane. If you want to see the entire list go see Jennifer. And don't forget to look around for those secret letters...T