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Post by kt_dragonfly on Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 14:46

This is probably a question none of you can really answer, but how the heck do you decide on what embellishments to bring along with you to retreats????

Or do you just generally take papers and then add embellies when you get home?
I dont have a clue and looking round my craftroom wondering if Ruths car will be able to fit everything Embellishment Question 528403 (only joking Ruth!!!)

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Post by Guest on Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 15:05

Tell me if you solve the problem...i only have a little car...however, the seats at back do fold down lol

i try to take everything..but it aint gonna happen.

i suppose the sensible thing is to take everything you need for challenges etc and papers and card...and then a die cutting machine...or two....and then basic tools....or rent a stretch limo Embellishment Question Icon_rolleyes

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 15:13

sp01goat wrote:or rent a stretch limo Embellishment Question Icon_rolleyes

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Post by supergran on Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 15:33

I've been wondering that as well, especially for the tin, what doyou add to that as well as the paper.

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Post by Guest on Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 15:37

Billie, you could cut out layers of a flower, each smaller than the other, or some sparly things..or pm me and say what papers you are planning and i will see if i have anything to go with it..i have loads, so dont stress, i will bring a good variety of bits and bobs, i think you could use.

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Post by karinlouise on Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 16:06

Well when I sorted my stuff the other day. I started by just sorting out the things I would need for the challneges etc.,

Then, I looked at the sort of things I already use for cards etc,. and put a few of each into boxes and bags. For instance, prima flowers, I'm bringing a small cliplock box. Gems and Buttons are each in small bags with a couple of each colour. I took far too much last time and never got half of it used.

For the main part, the B&W and the altered tin are going to be for your use in the end, so whatever you like normally is the sort of thing to bring.

The Photo LO is your take on the pic, so again your sort of embellishments.

The Card Kit and Stash Baggie is all in the bag anyway.

The only thing I couldn't decide on was paper, so I've got a good handful of 8x8 and a full pad of 12x12 (which funnily enough was the raffle prize I won at the last retreat)

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Post by Lorraine on Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 17:02

Not a clue.
I'm going to take the essential supply list stuff and probably nowt else. Mr Green

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Post by Guest on Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 18:26

i'm glad i'm alone in this dilema. i was wondering what papers, embellies, etc. i'll probably over bring but what the hay, half the fun is in the packing right? not!!!

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 18:44

Well most of my brads/eyelets/etc are in mini RUBs so wont be too hard to through in my tote.

It'd be ok if I knew whose picture I was getting for the photo swap, then I could pack the appropiate embellies, but I'm thinking I've got to bring enough embellishments for about 18/19 peoples tastes... Embellishment Question Affraid

Come on Ruth, Kim, Dawn, Patty, your expert retreaters! Tell us how you do it!!!

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 18:51

Well I've only been to a couple of retreats before, but I'm a great fan of naked chipboard; I can colour it with any one of my chalk inks to match/ tone with papers, or add rub-ons.

Prima flowers don't weigh much or take up much room, likewise a handful of ribbons.

Other than that, i have a couple of small sectioned boxes that have brads/ eyelets/ buttons in.

I am hoping to get it all into my Robox plus one small bag. Given the distance that Jane and I are travelling, and rising fuel prices, I'm trying to keep the weight of baggage in the car within sensible limits. I know we joke about it being a big car, but filling it to bursting will make a big difference to the cost of the weekend....

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Post by Guest on Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 19:06

I am paying for half of petrol remember? That helps some Tina.

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 19:07

cajungirlinpembs wrote:I am paying for half of petrol remember? That helps some Tina.

I know, that's why i'm trying to keep it low, for both of us Embellishment Question 113764

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Post by Guest on Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 19:50

You need to come over before so we can go through my things. We may be able to care of the both of us.

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Post by karinlouise on Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 20:49

I know what you mean about fuel, thats why I wondered if there was a fuel place. I have a feeling that I am gonna need to fill up on way home, though not doing it on way there, should be enough in tank Mr Green though might do it anyway then not worry bout coming home

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 21:04

I will fill up before we leave, and then when we leave to come home, it's probably a full tank each way for us.

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Post by thriftycrafter on Mon 12 Apr 2010 - 13:46

Do we know how much space there is when we get there? For totes etc

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Post by kimb on Mon 12 Apr 2010 - 18:49

all i know is we have got 2 rooms with dividers moved so made into 1 big room ,we may have loads of room ,we may be a bit tight ,we will find out on friday but im sure we will manage ,most of our stuff can go under tables once we have unloaded some of it though .
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Post by Guest on Mon 12 Apr 2010 - 22:21

Kt - with the other bigger retreats, you know in advance what classes you are getting plus any extras you have chosen and then you get a list of requirements and a list of photo sizes, but I think this retreat of ours is slightly less formal and when I go to one of those sorts of retreats I take as little as possible, i.e. about half a dozen basic colour flowers (white or cream) which I can stamp and colour, half a dozen plain brads (also can be coloured or inked), half a dozen eyelets (ditto!) and some neutral ribbon or tape (also to be coloured to match). I pack into one large tote and when that's full, that's it. Everything else gets left at home. I also have a small tool tote (although Mia thinks it's large - she hasn't seen many others!!) - everyone is free with their stash, and you don't usually get stuck for anything at all. I also take the tiniest suitcase I can find and just one change of clothes in case I spill something. (plus undies and hankies) that's all!!

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Post by Maria on Mon 12 Apr 2010 - 22:37

plus I suppose if you are doing something and you KNOW you have the perfect embellie at home, well, surely you just leave it and add it on at home afterwards dont you?

last retreat I went on was DIY one too but everyone had way way too much stuff and you could hardly move and the people who had taken the most stuff were the ones moaning about the trouble they had finding or choosing things.

i think less is more.

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Post by thriftycrafter on Mon 12 Apr 2010 - 22:40

I think I'll have a lot of leave it in the boot stuff, just in case, that's unless of course I suddenly get organised and people stop using up my time for me. Just had tomorrow morning used up by other jobs, humph.

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Post by Lorraine on Mon 12 Apr 2010 - 23:01

They told me the room wasn't that large, but we'll each have enough space, so I'm sure we'll manage, Karelyn. Mr Green

I'm not taking much though. Obviously the stuff for the classes but after that, I'll probably wander around nattering and nosing. Mr Green

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Post by karinlouise on Mon 12 Apr 2010 - 23:51

My stuff is mainly the extras I said I'd bring like the big shot etc., and dies and folders. They are all in one bag and the stuff for sale in another, then I just have my tote and paper bag for me. I've only got small bits of each stuff, though probably more than patty's 'few' Mr Green

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