My sister and I try to get away at least once a year for a scrapbooking retreat. We started doing this shortly after my dad passed away 10 1/2 years ago. It gives us some bonding time, and it's fun, too! We've been to several different places, but we found one we love. It's called Rockin R Retreat in Temple, Texas. This one is by far our favorite!
Now, there are always certain supplies you need at a scrapbook retreat such as photos, paper, adhesives, embellishments, but there are certain things I like to pack in addition to the typical items.
1. Beverages - They have coffee, tea, and water, but I like a soda every now and then, and occasionally, a glass of wine.
2. Extra adhesives - No matter how many I pack, I usually run out, so I will be bringing double extra tape runners, glue sticks, and glue dots.
3. Computer - While it isn't impossible to scrap 24/7 for four days, everyone needs a little break now and then. I can play computer games, watch Netflix, and keep up with social media. Besides, sometimes I like to type my journaling boxes. And sometimes, I even forget details or dates, so I can look them up.
4. Printer - Some retreats have printers, but I prefer to have my own so I can print my journaling boxes or make personalized stickers.
6. Headphones - to listen to music. Other people may not like what I like. There is nothing I hate worse than being subjected to someone else's music that I don't like.
7. Slippers - My feet tend to get cold. Slippers are less slippery than socks.
8. Pillow - They provide a bed and pillow, but one isn't enough, and I like to take one of my super soft feather pillows. It's easier to sleep that way.
9. Bartering supplies - There is always a place to leave supplies you no longer want or need, and if you take something with you, you can check out what other people have and maybe make a worthwhile trade.
10. Snacks - Again, they do provide snacks, but everyone has their favorite. One of mine is Cheetos Puffs. I didn't like them when I was a kid, but now, I could eat a whole bag!
11. Scotch tape - This comes in handy in many ways.
12. Baggies - This is how I will keep up with any small items that I take out of a package and have nowhere else to keep.
13. Idea books - The hardest part about scrapbooking is deciding what I want to put on the page. I love looking through idea books then making my own plan based on something that catches my attention. I usually make changes in the ideas or sketches, but they are a great starting place.
I am so looking forward to being creative!
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