Brookfield Stamp Camp 2013

Hello friends. Last weekend I attended another wonderful Stamp Camp hosted by Southside Stampers Inc. I went to my first Stamp Camp three years ago and was immediately hooked by the fun, creative atmosphere and a shared enthusiasm for stamping and papercrafting with a room full of lively ladies. And this year was no different. I might even go so far as to say it was even better! And the Brookfield venue and staff are a big part of what makes the camp an experience to remember. Especially the kitchen staff. Yummy, edible food at every meal. I wanted for nothing.

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SSSI 2013 Stamp Camp 7

Sorry folks, blurry people photos. They just don’t stay still like my other subjects do, lol. I know I took photos towards the latter part of the camp and I’m now looking at their table and wondering how they kept themselves so organized. Next year I’ll have to take a comparison photo of my desk next year as I’m sure mine look like a giant rat had moved in and made nesting material out of all my stuff.

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SSSI 2013 Stamp Camp 6

More fun being had on the other side of the room. I took some time during the weekend to go and have a peek at what everyone gets up to at their desks. There are some seriously talented women in this craft group and it was a real treat to be able to talk with them about what they were making. Most of my interactions are via the web, so to have this opportunity to connect with crafters like this was a blessing.

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The camp organizers arrange for two workshops over the weekend, and this liitle concertina fold note book by Linda, was the first project. I got to work with actetate sheets for this one which was a first for me. I used my booklet as a memory/autograph record of those who attended this year. A treasured keepsake of the weekend.

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SSSI 2013 Stamp Camp 1

The second workshop, by Ness, was making this fun Christmas canvas. I have it sitting on small easel which I see as soon as I walk in my room. I’m not going to wait til Christmas to put it out. This was my first time at creating on a canvas, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. The crazy randomness of using the edge punches for a tattered look was right up my inspiration ally. And I got to have a play with a selection of embellishments. Long time readers will know that those tricky things are quite a challenge for me, but I gave it my best shot.

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The Lucky Door Prize table looked amazing with all the gifts decorated with a handmade flower from Evie. I fell in love with this pretty one which was attached to this die.

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This year the camp shop was run by Photo Continental. Thanks to Tina and Linda for putting together a great shop. I found a couple of things I needed. The shop was very generous with showbags for everyone who made a purchase as well as putting together some great prize packages for our challenge.

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SSSI 2013 Stamp Camp 4

I was asked to do a demo of gelatin printing. I bought to camp my own homemade gelatin plate to do my demo and then afterwards we had a little play with the commercially purchased Gelli Arts Plate. It was interesting to see and feel the difference between the two. (I tried to take photos for a step thru but I missed some keys photos of the process so I’ll try again another day). Amanda also did a couple of demos thru out the weekend which are always great to see.

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I tried my hand at the challenge pack which required us to use these chipboard coasters in some way along with a selection of embellishments and papers. I turned mine into a calender and I decided to make it into a gift for my mother. I had a go at using charms and pins for this creation and it was fun adding these tiny bits of decoration. And it seems a lot of others liked what I made as I won the veiwers choise vote with this challenge and took home a fantastic prize package of goodies from Photo Continental.

Sadly I didn’t get any photos of our Nursery Rhyme dress-up night, Some of the costumes were very well thought out and there was a lot of cheering and laughter at our silliness. I went as Mary Mary Quite Contrary.

Thankyou to the committee organizers, Evie, Kay and Amanda for pulling together another wonderful Stamp Camp. And thankyou to all who came up and said they loved their little name tags I made. It was a pleasure for me to be able to give back to something that gives so much to me. I thoroughly enjoyed my whole weekend experience reconnecting with you all.

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7 thoughts on “Brookfield Stamp Camp 2013

  1. Maxine Austin

    Hi, I love your pHotos.They made me laugh when I saw just how much gear everyone managed to fit on the tables. Its a universal thing with stampers. We just cant help ourselves from making a big mess, mainly because we have to take everything. I teach card-making in Busselton WA, and that could well be a photo of our tables at a workshop. Loved your Canvas. Maxine

  2. Looks like a busy and fun time!

  3. That looks like alot of fun, and beautiful projects too. I am sure everyone loved their place cards you made too!

  4. Bibby Manning

    What a fantastic weekend it was! Thank you for all your inspiration . I look forward to seeing you next year :)

  5. Ingrid

    Yes it was a great weekend wasn’t it!!! And yes your name tags were GORGEOUS.Great to have a good “natter” -see you next year!!!

  6. Margaritta van Beurden

    We had a fantastic time as usual. The projects we all did turned out wonderful, we all learnt new and creative techniques and the artistic items created during the camp challenge were beautiful. As always the food was delicious. It was all over too soon. Can’t wait till next year.

  7. Evelyn

    Hi Theresa, another great blog on camp. Every one just loved the name tags you done for all.I cant wait to see whats in store for next year.I know you have been working on some ideas already.So have I.I just love every aspect of camp each year. I cant wait to start next years planning.See you in 2 weeks.Hugs Evvie.

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