Friday, March 14, 2008

Stamp Camp

There are many interesting and talented people in our community and some of them have found a way to share their talents. Jack for example, is a amateur astronomer and set up his telescope one evening so that we could view Saturn. Our neighbor Jacki had a career in the fashion industry as pattern maker for a Chicago clothing designer. After the birth of her children, Jacki created a window treatment business and she works with some of the best local designers.

Her fun hobby is rubber stamping and she's found a unique way to share her eye for design with others. Several times a year she hosts a "Stamp Camp", offering at least four different days and time slots. Jacki does all the hard work, designing, choosing paper and ink and cutting! For this stamp camp she calculated that she cut all the paper for 1,000 greeting cards. Here's one of the stations.

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Everyone arrives at the appointed hour and we all snack on the wonderful treats she provided. There are beautiful cards available for purchase and a large box of sample cards for inspiration in case you get the stamping bug.

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For the cost of camp we leave with 9 completed cards and envelopes. There are six different stations and you're free to do any combination. For example, this time I was interested in making a photo card so I made three of the "friends" card.

Jacki encourages you to get creative and use different sayings, and also to stamp the envelopes. Working in groups of two means you have someone to bounce your idea off of.

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Here's my results. I did two versions of this card. Loved those color combinations!

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This card was fun because it involved tearing paper.

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I liked this one alot so I did three.

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The problem is I have a hard time actually sending them. I must work on that.

I encourage you to find a way to share your talents with others and encourage people to nurture their creative side.

Leave me a comment and I'll choose one person to receive one of the "friends" cards. And no, I won't sign the card, it will be yours to send on to someone else.

I want to thank everyone who visits for taking time out of their busy day to spend some time here "at home".

It's way too early to think about tomorrow....but come back anyway!

8 comments:

Thirkellgirl said...

Wow, pretty cards! I think that rubber stamping must have become a heck of a lot more sophisticated than I realized.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

You do beautiful work! I'd love to receive a card from you, but I do understand how hard it is to part with them...you could frame some!

My sister and I love going to "stamp camps." It's fun to spend the day in other women's company and just have fun creating. Our fearless leader (she's actually a consultant for "Stampin' Up") provides lunch. For a minimal fee, we walk out with 8 cards...4 before lunch; 4 after...and having spent the paycheck on stamping equipment because she's allowed us to use her products and now we're spoiled.

Have a great day, Zanne!

JLynnette (Aunt Jo) said...

Stamp camp! What a great idea. I would have never thought to do something like that even though I would share my talent, if I had any.

Carletta said...

You did an excellent job! Vee mentions "Stampin' Up". I wondered if your designs come from there as well.
I make my own cards too. My Mom is so looks forward to them that she is disappointed when I send store bought.

Abbie said...

Good Morning Suzanne,
First I need to tank you for your last post.. it is true, we never know what we have until it is taken away. Thank you for reminding me of that!

Second, Stamp Camp looks like so much fun!!! I love the cards that you created, they are so Spring-y and fresh!

thank you for your kindness and friendship!

:) Abbie

BittersweetPunkin said...

Those cars are pretty! I scrapbook so I'm surprised I never got into making cards...I would have a hard time parting with them too!
Have a great weekend!
Blessings,
Robin

KatKit13 said...

How funny - I went to a Stamp Camp (Stampin' Up) a couple of weeks ago and picked up my order just this morning. (got the cutest Easter stamp set - I'm making cards this afternoon. )

Robyn said...

What fun! Beautiful cards, especially the 3 "friends" cards. They are so effective.