Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Stamperoo's Stamp Camp

Hi everyone,
Last weekend I went to the Stamperoo's Demo Stamp Camp and had a wonderful weekend Stamping, Catching up with old Friends and Meeting new Friends.  It was a very busy couple of days.  The Swanleigh Hostel is set in the Swan Valley and provided a very pretty rural setting.  The Staff at Swanleigh looked after us providing the meals and morning and afternoon teas.  We stayed in one of  the Boarding facilities and ate our meals in the Dining room with the children and staff. 

Here we all are at the end of the Camp, a little weary but still smiling. I am in the front row on the right hand side in the Black Top.

We found this cute little fellow on the tables when we arrived.  They were holding a Raffaello chocolate, so yummy thank's to Pat Carr, she is so creative with all of the Stampin' Up's punches.
The next four pictures are all the swaps we made, there were so many georgous cards created for the Shoebox Swap.

I created this Calendar for the Shoebox Swap. It is made with a standard size card base and decorated on four sides.  I will share the details in the next post.

When we went to bed we found this adorable Santa Box on our pillows filled with a yummy toffee and chocolate mixture.  Thank's to Ngaire for this very cute gift.
On the Saturday Louise Ryan, Charmaine Black, and Jan White had prepared some fabulous class projects for us to make. Louise chose this Scrapbook Album created by Andrea Walford, made from the I Wish Scrappin Kit.  I really love how it came together and it was made a lot easier with all the embellishments provided in the Kit.

Charmaine showed us how to do Smooshing. I had never heard of it before but it was fun.  It is on the main base piece of the scrapbook page and card.  We used a plastic microwave sheet and our stamp pads and a fine mist spray to prepare the colours and then draged and twisted the paper over the top of the plastic sheet.  It created a marbling effect and we then dried the paper with a heat gun.

Jan showed us how to make a "Fantasy Keepsake Box", the end result was fabulous and everyone really enjoyed creating their own.  We all chose many different Designer Papers and they all looked terrific when they were finished.

I made mine with a retired Stampin' Up! Designer Paper called Au Chocolate.  I have been hoarding it for a while and I am delighted that I decided to take it to the camp for this project.
Thank you so much to everyone who attended the Stamp Camp, to Ngaire for organising the event and Louise, Chairmaine and Jan for your fabulous class projects.
Happy Stamping,
Cat's Ink Siggy