Saturday, March 29, 2008

Karen's Auction Stamp Camp

My friend and neighbor, Karen, won the stamp camp I put up for auction at the Puyallup South Co-op auction last month, which was awesome, and she booked her date almost immediately and got together with me to discuss what kind of cards she wanted. I pulled a few ideas from the internet and added my own twist to create new cards for her and her friends to create. She had looked through my boxes of cards as well and pulled out a few cards that we had done previously that she liked and I pulled those ideas into the cards as well. Overall she was thrilled with the cards we wound up making and totally excited to bring her friends over to make cards!

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She opted to have a potluck instead of having me provide the refreshements, and her friends brought lots of goodies to share! We had chocolate covered strawberries, mousse, crackers and cheese, wine and more. Everyone had a great time and it was a success all around!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

April's Stamp Camp and more....

The word has been spreading like wildfire and now, before I even get my evite out, Friday camps are full! I wish I had more space to offer, but for the meantime - at least until it warms up outside - we'll just have to make due and hope that everyone is still enjoying themselves!

Because of the timing of Mother's Day and the conflict with my own schedule, I am going to have to include Mother's Day cards in with April's camp. I dont' think I will make specific Mother's Day cards, but I will have stamps out for anyone who would like to use them to add the sentiment.

For May, after looking at my calendar, I'm worried I won't have enough time to do a full stamp camp. I am toying with the idea of taking the month off and instead holding another open house like I had back in September. It would be a free evening, I would have a couple of projects for everyone to make, refreshments, giveaways, and a bunch of stamps for sale that I no longer use. I would also be able to have some new ideas to share a line-up of upcoming classes and camps. This would be the perfect opportunity to bring friends who are new to stamping with me, and to visit with the fellow stamp campers that you might see but don't get a chance to talk to while stamping.

Some other ideas I have that I would love to share at an open house are:
*Stamp Camp Sign Up's (for those who come regularly - reserve your spot every time)
*Mom & Me Stamp Camps
*Private Parties
*Card Kits for sale
*Stamps, Tools, & Accessories for Sale

Again, I'm not 100% sure that I will do the open house now, or wait until fall, but I will keep everyone posted and be sure to watch the blog for more info!