28 March 2011


Hola! Hope all is well! Did you happen to get a chance to take a peek at episode 2 of TABLE SCRAPS on my Youtube Channel? Ruckus and I discuss the items needed at a scrapbook crop. We didn't get to mention everything...but here is a list of what I find helpful...hope you do too. BEFRORE YOU ATTEND &/OR PAY FOR A CROP.....

  • How long is the crop you are attending...2, 4, 6, 12 hours? Overnight?

  • How much work space will you have?

  • Will snacks/beverages/meals be provided or available for purchase?

  • Will there be a refrigerator to keep beverages/food cold?

  • Will there be a microwave?

  • Will machines such as photo printers, Cricit, Xyron, embossing, die cut, etc. be available?

  • Will there be an inspiration station with books and magazines to get ideas from?

  • Will items such as embellies, cardstock, stickers, etc. be available for purchase?

  • Does the crop have a theme...Old West? 70s? Sock Hop? Disco? etc.

  • Can your arrange ahead of time to sit with your scrappy sisters/brothers?

  • Is Wi-Fi available?

  • Will there be ample lighting?

  • Will there be music?

PLAN..PLAN...PLAN:Make/prep as much as you can BEFORE attending the crop. Create layout/project kits with all or most of the embellies that wil be needed. This will save you time!


  • scissors

  • adhesive...wet & dry

  • refills for the adhesive

  • photos

  • paper trimmer

  • journaling pens

  • cardstock

  • notepad/post-it notes

  • cell phone w/charger

  • 12 x 12 page protectors to keep finished layouts/projects safe

  • ruler

  • glue dots

  • inks (in plastic baggie)

  • versamark (in plastic baggie)

  • stamps (clear are easier to travel with)

  • magazines for inspiration

  • quote book

  • ribbon/fibers

  • corner rounder

  • hot glue gun w/ additional glue sticks

  • craft knife

  • hole puncher

  • grommet/eyelet setter

  • Score-board (for card making or other projects)

  • MP3/CD player w/ charger &/or batteries

  • cash....credit/debit card

  • drink cup w/lid

  • seat cushion

  • extension cord/power strip

  • sweater/jacket

  • label your items.....sometimes, your goodies grow feet and walk away from you...especially at larger events!

  • Change of clothes if you are attending an overnight crop!

  • CARE KIT---bandages. headache &/or antacid tablets, antibacterial soap, lotion, tissues


  • Gypsy by Provocraft

  • embossing folders

  • heat gun

  • embossing powders

  • circle cutters

  • shimmer/glitter sprays

  • paints

  • laptop w/charger

  • video camera w/charger


  1. Yay Pam this is awesome-I'm going to my first crop/class in April so this list is great!!! Thanks, Aideen X

  2. What a great list for newbies like me, thanks for sharing. You are doing a great job here and on you tube.

  3. Pam, I believe "blog candy" is where you give away "craft goodies" on your blog, most likely during a "blog hop" where everyone goes to designated blogs and "hop" to each one and leave a comment. My scrap beef: can someone please help me come up with an idea on how to store my tags that I get from doing tag swaps, thanks! Good luck with your episodes, can't wait to see the next one! Have a great week.


  4. Great list! I agree, I'll often spend a few days or even a week before planning what to take, packing and unpacking and repacking, not clothes, supplies of course! ;) Thanks for popping by my blog :)


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