So, what's a crop night kit, you ask? The first time I attended a Swarm, I took 2 days to pack everything I thought I needed to take and, of course, I took way too much. The owner of my Local Scrapbook Store suggested I make crop night kits. Each baggie (remember, I'm mostly a cardmaker) contains the paper, embellishments, stamps, ink, diecuts, etc. for cards that I designed at home before the crop. At my last Scrap-n-Yak, I had 8 different card designs with enough papers cut to assemble 6 of each design. I came home with 48 Card Fairy and Cards for Soldiers cards completely assembled and ready to mail. It does take some time before the crop, but I just keep baggies handy and when I have some extra cardmaking time, I put one or two kits together. That way, on crop night I only have to take my tool kit and my baggies. I did the same thing for album pages. I put all the cuts and embellies in 12x12 plastic pockets, one for each page. I came home with 6 completely assembled pages. By having your crop night kits, you don't have to feel guilty about chatting (and eating!) the night away. You'll still come home with completed projects!!
Hugs and Happy Crafting,