On Saturday, it was a cold, blustery day here on Oahu which means it was the PERFECT day to stay indoors and stamp! As we arrived in Manoa Valley it was raining and the wind was howling which made setting up an adventure. As you can see from the photo below, we just bundled up and didn't let the bad weather dampen our excitement for a day of stamping!
My wonderful husband Derek, who is always such a great support to me, helped carry everything in. As you can see he did it with a smile which reminds me of how blessed I am to have him in my life.
Just before our guests arrived, we blew up 60 helium balloons.
All of us felt really anxious and excited for the event to begin!
The boxes were then placed on the table in front of each persons chair and with fifteen minutes till the doors opened, the room was ready.
Doesn't the room look beautiful with all the colorful balloons?
I bet you are wondering what is in those boxes that the balloons are attached to?? Inquiring minds would like to know.... but you will just have to wait and see.
The team then gathered to say a blessing before the doors opened.
Honestly with the weather being so unusual and hearing reports that the freeway in one area was shut down, I expected many people to be late. However, when we opened the doors 60 happy stamp campers were lined up in the lobby waiting to check in, all standing in their places with bright shiny faces!
Everyone seemed so happy right from the start and they were anxious to see what projects we had planned and what was in the special box on the table.
Would you like to see the projects we made?
Project one was this cute ice cream card that featured the specialty piece of Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper and was embellished with a red wooden heart from our Sending Love Wooden Embellishments. The hearts come in a natural color so I glued this one to the card with a glue dot and then colored it with a red sharpie pen. Everyone who attended camp got a full pack of these adorable hearts in their kit so you will see them on several of the projects I designed for this camp.
The next card featured the Balloon Adventures stamp set and the Balloon Bouquet punch. This would be a great masculine card. I love the combination of Pool Party and Early Espresso with just a touch of silver foil.
The star and other metal pieces come from the Urban Underground Embellishments which are perfect for masculine cards. The Urban Underground Embellishments were also one of the products that came in the Stamp Camp kit so you will see them on several of the projects too!
Below you can see Barbara and Cathy showing their finished cards. Cathy assembled her card a little differently from the sample. I love to see people's creativity at work. I also love to see friends enjoying their time together at Stamp Camp! Looks like these two are having fun and that makes me very happy!
Project three may look familiar because it is similar to a card I posted on my blog in December of last year.
The roof piece comes from the Window Box Framelits. You see several pieces of Tasty Treats Designer Paper, which is featured on all the projects and each guest also received a mini sampler pack of it in their kit.
Do you see how this card used both the Sending Love wooden embellishments and the Urban Underground Embellishments?
Here is what the card looks like on the inside.
Project number five was a fun shaker card that used our new Sprinkle embellishments. They are so colorful and fun! I'm in LOVE with these Sprinkles! They look good enough to eat! But don't eat them, you will get a stomach ache if you do!
This was probably my favorite card of the bunch because it is so cute and colorful and who doesn't love ice cream and sprinkles together? The Sprinkles embellishments was another goodie that everyone received in their kit as well as a full pack of Tasty Treats Washi tape which was used to embellish the inside of the card as you can see below.
When you open the card there is a fun message inside with a birthday wish for the recipient to "Party On" which is what all birthday boys and girls should do on their special day!
Project number six was also note card just like the shaker card above. Just like the roof piece on the house card, the candles come from the Window Box thinlits. The candles are definitely my favorite thinlit in that set. Aren't they cute?
By slipping colorful card stock behind them, you can change them to any color you like!
I embellished two of the letters in the greeting with our sweet and colorful sprinkles embellishments.
The final card, number seven if you're counting, is actually a gift card holder. The fun "Open Me Already" sentiment is the focal point of the front of this card.
As you open the card the next message is revealed which says, "Happiest Birthday!"
Then when you open it all the way you will see a pocket at the end that is decorated with a cute piece of washi tape from the Tasty Treats Washi Tape collection. This is where you would place your gift card. Hmmm, one from Baskin Robins sounds good about right now?
Did you like all of the cards? Which one was your favorite?
Guess what?? We still have one more project!
Our final project was this adorable Ice Cream Box Holder to store all of the cards we made that day.
This box is so sweet, just like an ice cream cone with a cherry on top!
We used two scoops on the cone and attached one to the base of the box and one to the lid and by strategically placing the dimensionals we were able to make the box close without having to use any magnets or other adhesives. It not only helped us lock the box but reminded us that when it comes to ice cream cones, two scoops are definitely better than one!
This box was just the right size to store all of the hand stamped creations we made that day.
Well speaking of boxes, are you still wondering what is inside?
These boxes were made by Pam. Inside of them contained everyone's lunch. Pam and her family worked really hard to bless everyone with this beautiful presentation that not only tasted amazing but looked beautiful too and perfectly coordinated with our Tasty Treats/Balloon Adventures Birthday Bash theme.
Pam put all kinds of special touches inside the lunch box, embellished with Stampin' Up! products and assembled with much aloha. This box truly was filled with Tasty Treats for real!!!
Another Cool Treat was the punch Pam served.
Many of you requested the recipe which I promised to post on my blog so here it is:
THE BEST PARTY PUNCH
1 can frozen pina colada concentrate (thawed)
1 can frozen orange pineapple juice concentrate (thawed)
2 liters of diet lemon-lime soda
1 bag of ice
1 bag of frozen raspberries
Mix together in this order, top with raspberries and enjoy!
All in all it was a wonderful day and guess what??? There is still much more to share! But I know by now you're probably craving ice cream so I better let you go!
My next post will highlight, our Swap and Drop, Prize Patrol, Display Board, Retired Stamp Sale and Grand Prize Baskets. So I hope you will check back soon to read about this amazing day that from start to finish was truly Stamped With Aloha.