Friday, July 20, 2012

2012 Stamp-a-Faire

Hello everyone!  I am very much looking forward to

I am going to keep everyone in one long post as I do the activities.  For Friday evening, I missed the meet and greet time, but since it is not a live event, I actually think this will work out better for me as I can do my things I need to do and still fully participate!!  Here are all the projects and "badges" to earn.  I will post my projects after each badge.  I have all my stuff and am ready to get started!


-Morning Make-n-Take



All ready to get started!

I made it!

close up

I think for today I will just use the web cam.  I can always take better photos of the cards later, but really the webcam is not at all that bad for low res web photos.    Now to wait for the next one.  I will be back in a little bit, I have to go turn in my yeast bread at the county fair!




8am EST: "Knots Badge- Ribbon Techniques Challenge"

Knots-Badge

Mostly PTI products ink, and ribbon!  I used a balloon die I had on hand.  Melon Berry is the color I got in my kit.  What colors did everyone else get?

10am EST: "Memory Preservation Badge- Mini Book Challenge"

Memory-Preservation-Badge
Whew this one took a long time.  Am glad they timed it for the long stretch.
  The only thing not PTI is the kraft tag.



1pm EST: "Craft Conservation Badge- Limited Supply Challenge"

Craft-Conservation-Badge

Wow this is my favorite one so far!

2pm EST: "Friendship Badge- Beaded Friendship Bracelets"

Friendship-Badge

Whew did not like making this project at all.  Paper beads are not really an interest of mine.  Maybe if I would have had a smaller diameter skewer.  Another issue I am having, totally unrelated to the PTI stuff, is that any die I use in my Cuttlebug just doesnt cut as clean as it should.  I even bought an entirely new platform (magnetic) to use and it doesnt matter what brand die, there are sections that do not cut.  That added to my displeasure on this project.  I look forward to trying the next one.  Here is what I did end up with on the beads.  I used elastic beading cord, and hid the knot in one of the paper beads.
Here is Katie's version



4pm EST: "Rainbow Badge- Tie-Dye Techniques"
Rainbow-Badge


This one was a lot of fun, and there is another technique using shaving cream that later I will have to try!  Such fun!  I cant order anything today, the kits for this event was the end of the budget, so will have to wait until later- sad panda.   I still think this technique turned out terrific!

6pm EST: "Correspondence Badge- Camp Card Set Challenge"
Correspondence-Badge







8pm EST: "DIY Badge- Homemade Embellishments"
DIY-Badge


Since Melon Berry was the big set of stuff that I got in the kit, I thought to use a monochromatic card with the embellishment I made.

All done!  Whew what a long day!  I wish I would have been able to use more of the stuff in the kit, have a lot of stuff left over.  More projects later!

p.s. for those who wonder how I did at the County Fair with my yeast bread


7 comments:

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Hi Kemma!! Looks like you're ready to roll! I'll look forward to seeing your projects tomorrow! So glad you'll be joining us for all the fun and festivities! Have a FABULOUS day!

ndheady said...

Yay Kemma! I'm so gal you will be playing along tomorrow! I know you are going to have an amazing day! Thanks for sharing this photo! It's so fun to see everyone getting ready!

Kristii said...

Whooo hooo!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Betsy V said...

I love all of the photos you're sharing! It's so fun to see everyone crafting today! You're projects are great too...can't wait to see more! :-) ~Betsy

Anne said...

Hi Kemma
Your desk looks like my kitchen table and that you had as much fun at SAF as I did. Was n't it a great day. I too have so much supplies over but looking forward to using them making more of the projects. It was fun reading about your day.

pinefeather said...

I love how you shared all of the projects that you create yesterday for SAF! It looks like you have a great crafty day :)

Kemma said...

Thanks for the comments!! In case anyone wondered about the bread I had submitted to the county fair on Saturday morning, I updated my bread blog http://exploringbreadathome.blogspot.com/2012/07/i-have-been-terrible-about-photos-and.html :D with how I did --Grand Champion!! what a terrific day this was with everything!