Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I am still singing the songs!

This past weekend was the big one! Stampcation 2014 was a solid gold hit! Linda Heller {Stampcation co founder} and I have been planning, working, gluing, cutting and glittering for weeks to finalize all the details for our big stamping weekend retreat. 

We took a few years off from the annual event {that packs the house} and by all accounts it was our best event yet! To start we chose the Beatles as our theme...I know what your thinking "another 60's themed party big whoop" but we totally restyled the idea by choosing some of our favorite songs and translating them into vignettes containing paper crafts and art pieces that tell the story of the song that you can see with your eyes! It was a fun journey putting it all together, and even more fun visiting and stamping with 100 passionate paper crafters!

This was our "Rock stage" where live demos took place all weekend.....I have to say no matter how many times you talk to a group speaking into a microphone is just a little intoxicating and nerve racking all wrapped into one! I enjoyed every minute of it, and the talented ladies that went on stage to share with us were all stars!

We had several displays that I will show you over the next few days as well as close ups { and even a tutorial or two} of all the projects I made, but lets start with the song "all you need is love"  This was such a fun display area to work on!
The photos don't quite capture the amount of sparkle this display area had, but there is no shortage of love!

A heart tree, where love grows and of course cupids arrows! Do you recall my theme from last Valentines day?

My dear friend Robert made this love letter exploding mailbox. The idea is that the mailbox was so full of post that when it was opened tons of love letters came swirling out! He really brought a vague idea and breathed life into it, it was such an impressive art piece that we never could have achieved without his vision!

My friend Cyndra says that I can make  "something out of nothing" and sometimes that is true!  Perfect example.....this yard sale frame fitted with thick foam core and embellished with glimmer paper words cut on the Silhouette and a few random letters. I {for the lack of a better word" LOVE this frame, and plan to hang it in my home!

Please check back in in the days ahead for tons...and I mean tons of photos, snapshots, and projects from Stampcation, oh and I have some blog candy coming your way too!!!!

XOXO~ Shantaie


Sis Patterson said...

I love this - great interpretation of a theme! Looking forward to seeing more!

BettyBee said...

What a wonderful event! You always do things with such class and complete attention to detail. I'm sure your ladies received a mountain of knowledge and inspiration. Congratulations! xox