Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Stamping Weekend!!

Well what can I say? We had a fabulous time on the weekend, Kerry and I. There were 6 of us in the one unit, Jane, Nela, Jean, Venessa, Kerry and I, and we were all then together at the one table to craft. Heaps of laughs, creating and just plain enjoying ourselves. You've only got to look at Kim's photos to see the mess we had in the room but soooo much creating and soooo many fantastic ideas were floating around.

Jane had made special gifts for us, thermo mugs, each one had our names printed on different dsp and then put inside the lining of the mug. How cool was that? So here we are, all toting our special mugs. Inside each, was a survival kit, maltesers, mars bar, coffee, bandaid, aspro, and most of all, ear plugs. I had sets for everyone and there were sets in the rooms, plus Jane's gift, we had them coming out our ears. pmsl Pun intended.
Before we even got to the camp, Jane and Petronela took us to a Scrapbook shop and we went shopping!! Fantastic. Then onto Woollies for snacks for the weekend and we were set.
Thanks Jane and Nela.
I found it very inspiring to see SU stamp sets, that usually are teamed with the same papers, same colours, same card sketches, which I find boring, used in different and innovative ways.

Kim's challenges, make and takes, gifts and lucky door prizes were excellent. A huge amount of work was put into these. Thanks Kim. Thanks to all the girls who attended who all made it into the fabulous weekend it was. Looking forward to next year. Woo Hoo.
One photo of our table crafting, with Venessa hiding. lol

Here are two of my cards that I managed. At the beginning of the weekend, I was making two of everything. Towards the end, it was one. lol
I used the Holiday Treasures paper which I absolutely adore. Not all of it though, so when Kim suggested a swap, her big Poinsettia paper like this for the papers I don't like in the set, well I was definitely in that. Another girl Tina, also did a swap with me. I was so excited ├žause this paper is so gorgeous. Pink flowers are from my new stash, Joy stamp and roses from my old stash and of course, my standby, the branch punch.
This is first chance I've had of posting since I've been back. Monday was spent at a friend's place crafting, then a CWA meeting in the afternoon. Tuesday I had to work all day in the Post Office, Melbourne Cup day too. Mind you, I didn't even know what horses were running. A bit out of touch there.
I've got a few more cards to show you so will be back tomorrow with them.
Thanks for looking and all the wonderful comments I receive.


Debbie Pamment said...

Beautiful cards Leigh - and it sounds like you had an absolute blast on your weekend!

Leonie said...

Sounds like you had an awesome time, I went to my first stamp camp a few months back and loved every second of it! Pretty cards too!

Lynette said...

Looks like a ton of fun!!! Pretty cards, too.

Liam said...

Wonderful cards. Sounds like you had a great time at stamp camp. They are always fun.


KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Looks like you had a totally awesome time to me!!! :) I was at that same location at the beginning of October teaching a class!!! How bizarre!! :)

Kim said...

Hey Leigh!!! So glad you enjoyed the weekend!! I was thrilled everyone had a great time and it was more than a pleasure having you, Jean and Kerry there!!! Looking forward to next year!

Jean McKenzie said...

Yes it was a wonderful weekend - I thoroughly enjoyed the whole time - just lots of laughs and fun even if I DID tease you with the BOWS!!!!! LOL!!! I did not create like you did though! Love these cards!!

Bethel of Bethania said...

Me thinks you girls had wayyy too much fun... ha ha... B

Kylie said...

Hi Leigh,
I'm a little late but it sounds like you all had a wonderful and creative time!
Your cards are stunning Leigh!

Take Care,
Kylie X