When I first looked through our 2019 Occasions Catalog, I was searching for the perfect suite to feature at our February 2019 Stamp Camp. As I flipped through the pages, I saw the How Sweet It Is Suite, it was perfect, the obvious choice for a fun filled candy themed event. We named our event, A Sweet Celebration, and that is exactly what it turned out to be.
Today, I will share with you all of the projects that we made at this really fun day of inspiration, creativity, sharing and fun.
First, I should tell you that all of these projects had something in common. They all featured a piece of the gorgeous and fun, How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper. This paper is colorful and sugary sweet without the calories. Another product featured, was the Sweet Pins and Tags. This is a product you have to have in your hand to truly appreciate. The tags all have this really nice shiny border around them and each packet comes with colorful pins that you can use to hang these tags on your projects. All of the projects also had our Gingham Gala Sequins. These sequins are from the Butterfly Gala suite but I think they matched our projects PERFECTLY and made all the candies look even more delicious!
Let me start by showing you this Sweet Cup. This cute little cup is a part of our How Sweet It Is Suite. I choose to cover the lid with a large scallop circle of DSP. I then adhered one of the Sweet Pins and Tags, that I stamped with an image from the Sweetest Thing stamp set. The focal point was this fussy cut gum ball machine. I cut it out of the Designer Series Paper and added the sequins to bring the gum balls to life!
Inside this sweet cup there was some white paper shreds that were topped with a cup full of brightly colored gum balls. Fun!!!
The next project was this sparkly little note card.
This card also featured an apothecary jar that had been cut out from the Jar of Sweets Framelits.. The jar was mounted on top of one of the Sweet Pins and Tags and then mounted again to a piece of Sparkle Glimmer Paper. Gingham Gala Self Adhesive Sequins were added to make the candy pop and the background was made out of two squares of the How Sweet It Is DSP. The sentiment was stamped with an image from the Sweetest Thing Stamp Set and the “flag edges” on the tag were made with the Tailored Tag punch. If you want to watch a video of me making this card, you can click here. This is the first video in a series of private videos I made for this camp.
The next project I designed was this set of “card candy”. Here is what it looks like when all packaged together. What you can’t see is that inside this package there are 4 Note Cards with Envelopes that are blank. That way when you are in need of a card, you just pick up one of these cute pieces of stamped card candy and adhere them to the note card. I put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each card candy so they are ready to go.
Here is a closer look at the 4 pieces of stamped Card Candy.
Here is how they look when attached to a note card. These little card candy kits make great gifts for friends!
This next project was inspired by a gift my friend Kim Williams gave me at Christmas time. You can check out where the inspiration came from by going to Kim’s website by clicking here. This project is quick and simple and features this sweet little skunk from the stamp set Hey, Love.
My team made all of their Prize Patrol prizes with this stamp set. I will be sharing all of their fabulous ideas in an upcoming post.
The final project was this 3 x 5 Recipe Book. When our guests opened the pages of this project kit, they saw that each of my team members had created a recipe card with a sweet treat on it. I wonder if any of our guests have tried making one of these recipes?
Don’t you think these projects are stinkin’ cute? And guess what? We offered a BONUS project. A Stampin’ Blends Box to anyone who ordered our deluxe project kit. Here is what it looked like.
Here is another look, with the flap open.
Before camp, I sent out private videos to all the participants. I guess I made them private because doing videos is a bit uncomfortable for me. Many of people who attended camp shared with me that they liked the videos and found them to be helpful. So, I decided that I will go ahead and make some of them public. After all, if they help anyone, then its worth it to me. I just have to get over myself and my fears of them not being perfect! I am fully aware that I am operating WAY out of my comfort zone but how will I ever learn and grow if I don’t keep trying new things.. Anyhow, ready or not, here I go… to learn this box, click here to watch the video.
We had an absolute blast at this event from start to finish. Just look at Berd’s happy face as she is unloading her car so early in the morning..
And Jody looks so jolly as she wheels in her supplies.
I was certainly smiling too! And feeling blessed to have my handsome hubby there to help us set up. Saturday is his only day off, yet he is always so loving and supportive.
We love the Koa Ballroom at the Kroc Center, this was our second event there and we’ve already reserved October 26th, 2019 for our next camp.
Set up was smooth and when I went outside I was surprised to see so many people lined up early to get in. Everyone seemed excited! There were lots of smiling faces ready to create together! Everyone had lots of energy that made us all super excited to get the day started.
We were so blessed to have several people who joined us from far away. Shary is from California! She was there with her sister Pam. Shary showed me her catalog and I was amazed by the amount of pages she had “flagged” and organized, highlighting all of her favorite Stampin’ Up! products!.
It was fun to see Jodi and Norine greet Martha, who is from Tennessee. She was thankful the camp was scheduled during her visit to Oahu. She is a part of our Stamped With Aloha Ohana and it is always nice to see her, she has a heart of gold.
It was also a blessing to have my sister demonstrators Robin Messenheimer or Robin’s Craft room (on my left) who flew in from Hilo and Cheryl Hamilton of Create With Cheryl (on my right) who flew in from Maui.
Cheryl stayed over night at my house. She got a first hand look at the last minute preparations and all of the things we had to pack up to bring. As we were on our way to camp she asked, “Are you nervous about today?”
I told her, “Surprisingly, No”
However, that is because of my team.
They are the most amazing group of hard working women. They all have unique gifts and talents and we all work really well together. They also extend a lot of grace to me as a leader and love me even when I make mistakes. I feel so fortunate to not only have them but so many others who have come along side of me over the years to support my Stampin’ Up! business. Mentors, Friends, Co-Demonstrators, Downline, Customers and Countless others who have been a part of my journey. Knowing you and working along side of you certainly is a tremendous blessing.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Stamp Camp! I hope you had a lot of fun and enjoyed every part of this very Sweet Celebration. We certainly were blessed to have each and everyone of you there! We hope to see you at our next event! Until then….
With Love and Stamped Blessings,