Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Joining Hope's Stamp Camp Share!

Hope Keene, a fellow SU demo, asked us to share what we do for stamp camps. SO...although these pictures were taken last year, things haven't changed that much around here. :)
Without further blah, blah, blah...here is my SHARE to that request!!!!

What Is A Stamp Camp?

Stamp camp here is a night filled with crafty projects (normally 2 cards, 1 project and 1 12x12 scrapbook page), fun fellowship with friends, swaps, yummy snacks and door prizes.
I run mine open house style with a set time for swaps at 8:15. My campers are welcome to come when they can and stay late as well.

Here is our snack table with my front door open just for you!
Dining room prepped for two projects.
At my home, we rotate tables as there are roughly 12-18
campers that attend on a regular basis.
This is my front room set up with two more tables. Once again, one project per table.
Side table has samples of projects to look at inbetween changes.

Remember that open front door? You can see it here on the right of the photograph.
This is my design studio. It is so great to have it right where I need it!!
On Open Night (A free event where you can bring the project you want to work on and use my home and tables) the ladies (no men yet other than hubby) can use my stamp sets and Big Shot dies as well as stamp pads, markers....you get the idea.

Awww....my punch wall. I have actually outgrown this holder but I still have it up and use it to store my more commonly used punches.
The view of the other side of my studio.

I love this red hutch. It was the perfect shade of Riding Hood Red.
One of my favorite Craigslist finds. :)
We crafters can be quite thrifty!!

I hope that this share was fun for you. Leave a comment and share your stamp camp ideas too!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Very Own Valentine

I feel truly Blessed!
This was my card from my hubby.
My sweet valentine stole away into my studio to create a card that he knew I would just love.
I am so proud of him.
Not only is his technique improving...but he was so proud that this was his own design.
When you care enough, you create your own.
He even remembered that this was one of my favorites sets.
Thank you Chris! I feel so loved. :)

February Stamp Camp projects

I have to say...after such a long hiatus, it feels so good to back here in the blogging world. So much has happened since we visited last but I am not going to get into that now. Instead, I want to share with you the fun I had with this months Stamp Camp.
One of this month's projects really was one of my favorites. So much so that I even made an insert for my Simply Adorned charm and necklace. I couldn't resist adding our beautiful taffeta ribbon throughout the chain either.
Can you figure out what my favorite project just might be??
Okay....Here is a BIG hint. :)
Here is the full collection of Stamp Camp projects.