Of all the greens, I can honestly say that Old Olive is the one I've most struggled to use. I love greens the fall along the blue-side like Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Tranquil Tide, and Emerald Envy. And I like shockingly bright greens like Lemon Lime Twist. But, unless I was looking for a green in autumn or Christmas, Old Olive seemed to be relegated to my shelf. That is, until this summer.
It was HOT in North Carolina this weekend. The weekend heat index hit 115F !!! But we stayed nice and cool at Stamp! Smile! Repeat! Summer Stamp Camp! We had a great hall, with plenty of room to spread out. Everyone had their very own 6 foot table to craft on all day; and in the afternoon, we broke into smaller groups for other classes.
Everyone made 8 cards using the Petal Garden Memories and More card pack, and took the rest of the entire pack plus the Graceful Garden Stamp Set home for more fun!
Then, in the afternoon, there were two smaller break out sessions to choose from: A Summer Sampler class taught by my friend and fellow Stamping Bee, Pam Riley. And a Christmas in July Class, taught by me.
Of course there were new stamping techniques, raffles, and prizes, and lots of fun and laughter. The Hubs was in charge of setting up food and making sure we all stayed cool and hydrated. His special afternoon Italian Ice treat was a huge hit and many of us braved the heat of the day to go stand outside, stretch and enjoy our cool treat.
I'm very thankful for everyone who came out and participated in Stamp Camp. I can't wait to surprise and delight you all again this fall! Stay tuned...a date for our holiday Stamp Camp is being announced soon. You won't want to miss it!
The Stamp! Smile! Repeat! Summer Stamp Camp is almost here! I'm busy checking off my to do lists as we get down to the last minute organizing and packing. Of course, it seems that for every thing I cross off, I add two more!
In the midst of all the camp frenzy, I found myself needing a birthday card! I love how the Memories and More Card Packs can quickly be combined with a little stamping and an embossed background to make a quick and simple card. The font from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set was exactly what I was looking for. Something small and delicate, that wouldn't distract from the other details on the card. This card took just minutes to put together, too, which was really appreciated this week!
When Stampin' Up! announced our new pocket card collections were called Memories and More, I couldn't believe it! I mean, how cool is it that it's so close to my Making Memories with Michelle business name!?! And then, when they revealed that they coordinate with our designer series papers now, well, I was sold! These cards are just perfect for card making, photo organizing, and even scrap booking!
I've had a lot of fun playing and creating with the Color Theory andPetal Garden Memories and More packs. So much so, that I wouldn't be at all surprised to see them making a grand appearance at one of my big upcoming events. (Can you guess which one???)
If you haven't tried crafting with pocket cards, you really should give it a try. You'll be amazed at how quickly and easily your projects come together. In fact, I designed and made 12 cards last Saturday night while I was watching TV with the Hubs. And with 72 double-sided cards, there's plenty more opportunities for designing more.
Today's Tutorial is so simple, I'm just going to give you measurements. Everything but the Calypso Coral Card Stock base comes in the Petal Garden Memories & More card pack. And there's no stamping at all!
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You've probably guess by now, but I'm totally in *LOVE* with the Color Theory Suite by Stampin' Up! Not only is in featured in my first Fixer Upper Class Series , it's also my "go to" paper and stamp set right now. I really, could just design with this Color Theory Suite all night!
And if the designer series paper wasn't enough, Stampin' Up! has created this brand new Memories and More Card Packs. These are awesome for pocket photo organizing, but for me, they're an amazing addition to my card making, too. The coordinate perfectly with our new color suites.
I can't wait to play with thisColor Theory Suite throughout all the seasons of the year!
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