Monday, December 8, 2008

November's Stamping Get Away!


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.

10 comments:

Louise, that's me!! said...

These look great, I love the TAC papers.

JavaMel said...

Love the calendars. And what great gifts they'll make.

Rita, an Inky Friend said...

Wha a wonderful time you must have add at the get-a-way. They are always so much fine! Great creations. rita w

Lisadwb said...

SOunds like you all had a great time.
Love the calendars, I see why they sold super fast, nice job.

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

I hope the puppy gets well soon. Take some time for yourself and Great calendars...

Cindy said...

I love these and have some to alter myself...what am I waiting for? Oh, my TAC order to come in with the BOGO special! Yippee!

Barb said...

Great job with the calendars! And the getaway sounds so wonderful.

Joy said...

Calendars look wonderful, glad you all had a great time xx

*Sally* said...

What a lovely idea for calendars! Looks like you have a great getaway from it all!
They are very beautiful, the papers are very pretty, great gifts.

Femin Susan said...

How awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Wishing you in advance "A Merry X'Mas and A Happy New Year''