Wednesday, August 5, 2009

'Stamp Camp' - Swap

Hi there,

I have just returned from a weekend away at our team Stamp Camp held at Sunnystones homestead in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. It was lovely to get away from the household chores and spend two nights and two days just stamping and having fun with some of the girls in our team (upline - Yvonne Campbell) as well as some from Kerri Hunter's team.

We had just over 20 members and enjoyed a fun-filled weekend where we all stamped our hearts out and made lots of new cards in our 'Shoe-box Swaps' - each girl designed a 'swap' card and brought enough supplies for each of the others to make a copy of that card.

It's a great way to pick up new ideas and add more beautiful cards to your collection.

Here is the card I designed for my swap using some of the new stamps from our Spring Mini catalogue which has just been released this month.

Stampin' Up! Supplies -

Cardstock - Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White.
Stamps - Great Friend, Oval All, Soft Summer.
Inks and markers - Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery.
Designer Series Paper - Walk in the Park.

Extras - Crimper, scalloped oval punch, glitter.

I really enjoyed making all the cards designed by the other girls - I now have 22 new cards and lots of ideas for more - the talent I saw there on the weekend was awesome ! It was really great to pick up tips from everyone and share our designs as well as the stamp sets and other supplies which we all brought along.

When we weren't working on our swaps, we created new cards or scrapbook pages, ate lots of lollies and chocolate (a stamper's staple diet) and drank champagne, wine, or whatever took our fancy. We were spoiled with lovely meals cooked for us as well as snacks to keep our energy up
thanks to Leanne and her husband who run Sunnystones.

The resident pets (2 cats and a dog) loved the attention we gave them as they came by our tables to say Hello though I don't know what they thought of the Saturday night's entertainment when some of the girls were having a ball playing 'Sing Star' in the lounge area's conversation pit ! (Pity I don't have any video footage to show you.) LOL

I was relaxing on one of the couches watching the girls sing and the look on Misty's (the cat) face was priceless !! I would have loved to know what was going through her mind as she watched the girls belting out their songs at the top of their voices. LOL

We all had a fabulous time and got on so well - it was such a great weekend that we've booked in again for another one in November.

Drop in again soon to see what I have for you next time. I'll post some more photos of the weekend then.

'Bye for now.


  1. Gorgeous Card Ramona! So soft and beautiful...


  2. Hi Sounds like a fabulous weekend! (sob sob!) Your shoe box card was very pretty!

  3. It was a fun weekend wasn't it - I loved reading your version - brought it all back!

  4. This is a beautiful card. Creating, eating lollies and chocolate and drinking - sounds like a perfect weekend! Hope to catch up soon.

  5. WOW, Ramona. this is such a pretty card.. Bec xx


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