So I'm going to Version Scrap in Paris in 2 days and I am so giddy!! I'm taking classes from Debby Schuh and Ali Edwards. I've just finished packing and I realised that I've got it down to a system and I'm pretty good at it ;)
Here are some tips to help you pack for your next class or event so that you are prepared and organised without overpacking but are ready to scrapbook!
I'm packing a lot of my stuff in a Cath Kidston bag, jsut for Debby ;)
If you are taking multiple classes with very different supply lists, then pack a different bag for each class. For example if you are taking one class that has a lot of messy paints and inks, keep them in a separate bag from your paper trimmer and crop-a-dile for that next, less messy class.
Better yet, if you can, try and schedule all the messy classes on one day and the more paper-only classes on another. We did this a few years ago, we took all of Donna Doney's classes on one day and Debby Schuh's the next to minimise the amount of things we needed to bring each day.
Don't over pack. If you feel like you'll want to add your own embellishments in addition to the supplies that are included in the kit, wait until you get home. Otherwise you'll have to bring a tonne of stuff to make sure you have enough choice. Am I right? ;)
If the teacher asks you to prepare things before hand, make sure you do it. Even if you end up not finishing the project and you feel like that prep could have been done afterwards, do it beforehand anyway! I find that I make more effort to finish a project if I've put a lot of work into it before hand, like priniting photos.
Here are all my photos and notes for the Day in the Life that I documented for Ali's class. It's all tucked into one of my take along memory keepers. and see that cute little Paris tag, it's from the Cut Shoppe!