Happy Spring Everyone !!
Isn't it wonderful when the sun shines. No matter what is going on in my life, the sun really helps to make everything feel so much better. It just makes you want to smile and that makes everyone around you smile too !! Good Bye winter - we have had enough of you!
Well, my last post was for a friend that challenged us to wish her a Happy Birthday on our blogs. I just had to accommodate. She is the coolest person and she can write a tall tale that will keep you in suspense for weeks. Many of us in our stamping group would love it if she had a blog and contributed to it weekly, but we have not been successful in getting her to do that. So for now, I will have to be happy with the snippets that she leaves behind for us, once in awhile. (I know she is going to read this so I had to add that !!)
Well, we had our last stamp camp of the season and it was a huge success !! We had 23 attendees and I really think that these ladies are getting down to a routine. My flyer said that the stamp camp would be from 12 to 5 and everyone was done before 4. We even had a few late comers and they managed to finish too !! The reason that it was the last of the season is because we have this wonderful location at a garden center. Melinda and her husband are nice enough to allow us to use their facility, which has wonderful lighting and plenty of room for us. Because their busy season is coming up, we now have to wait until fall for our next camp. No problem, we all like to take a break during summer - not from stamping, just from events.
Here are the cards that I had for the stamp camp. This first one is a 3"x6" size. It is a very fun size and if you are a gift card or check gift giver, they both would fit in here perfectly. You would just need to make a pocket on the inside for them. This is just a note card and the Thank you saying on the front comes from the new Occasions Mini catalog from SU. The designer paper is Bali Breeze which I teamed up with So Saffron and Taken with Teal cardstock. The organdy ribbon is from SU and has been retired.
The second card I had so much fun making. The set is Tart and Tangy from the Occasions Mini. I wanted something full of that sunshine that we all so need about now. Because we were going to have about 3 other cards at the stamp camp using this set, I decided to make limes, knowing that would not be everyones first choice. That way I wouldn't have to worry about duplicating anyone else's efforts. The limes were done in Certainly Celery and I used Summer Sun for the base of the cards. The matting was done in Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie. The designer paper is Summer Picnic, which matches perfectly with this Tart and Tangy set. Ribbon is May Arts which I got from Startlitstudio (link to store is on the right).
Well, I hope you enjoyed these cards and I hope that you try out these layouts. They both are easy to mass produce and you can change out the sentiments to accommodate your needs. I'm off to enjoy the sun streaming in my house. Hope you have the opportunity to do the same. It really will make you smile !!