I am blessed to have some good friends to spend weekends with playing with scrapbooking & stamping. 2008 has seemed extra busy, so I opted to stamp again on an extended weekend away. This time we headed to the other edge of Maryland - Deep Creek Lake - 5 1/2 hours away.
Three of us PACKED Jennifer's vehicle and headed down the road on Friday - returning late Tuesday. We joined 7 others in a summer home on the lake - it's kind of nice to have VERY limited cell phone use. Although we were a bit bummed that the computer's broadband card was also out of range!
With my looming craft fairs in mind - I worked on covering calendars and Christmas cards. I bought the calendars at the store, slipped off the plastic cover and used TAC's 8x8 papers to cover them. Then added stamping, Glaze Gelly Pens, Stickles, Assorted Flowers and embellishments - keeping things fairly flat so the plastic cover will fit back on the calendar. If you decide to make some of your own - it's pretty easy...just know not all calendars are the same dimensions. Find the tallest, and use it's measurements for cutting your paper (lesson I learned last year).
The sunflower one I sold the day it was made...and the rest (along with many more) sold at the craft fair on base this past Saturday. AND, I have an order for 6 more to make this week. WooHoo!
One of my favorite color combinations is on the middle/top calendar in the picture. Using Uptown Girl paper and Claret Palette ink...you can make it look like the stamping is part of the paper (something I love to do).
I see that the Christmas cards didn't make the photo shoot that weekend...so they'll be in my next post.