Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back in the Bloggin' Saddle Again!

Hi Everybody! I know it seems like it has been forever since I've blogged!! I'm so glad to say that this will resume its proper place in my life once again;)

Today we (my darling daughter, Jenny and I) went to Manor Care Nursing Home for a class of card making fun. I did not want anyone to feel rushed on their project so I decided to use the same design with six different color schemes and stamp sets so that 2 people could share the same supplies. This encouraged them to "buddy up" too! It was great watching these folks help each other stamp their cards!

Here are some close ups of the samples I made for the supplies I gave them. I don't really think they made them much like the samples but that is the fun of creating!

Many of the residents had never done stamping before so at first they were a little worried that they did not know what to do!

Once they got going and began creating, they just got lost in the fun! Little by little, all 12 people began to figure out how to load the stamps with ink, tell where to put it, and stamp a design.

Tiny expressions of pleasure began to replace the worry as they watched the birth of their creations!

When I showed them how to embellish the inside of the card, they were so excited! Many of them used different stamping techniques and made such mess with inky fingers but none seemed to care!

One of them asked me if where I got the supplies they were using and I told them about Stampin' Up! and how they have a fabulous line of stamps and inks and paper and how they all coordinate together! I made mention of the fact that some of the products we were using for this class were retired and they thought that was hilarious:)

The last 15 minutes was just enough time to pull out the Big Shot and die cut some beautiful embossed butterflies for them to glue onto card or envelope, whichever they chose. I even had time to use the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder on some of their envelope flaps. They were ecstatic over that little extra touch! It was so nice to hear them say how sad they were that it was time to go! I'm looking forward to the next time we'll stamp together.

I want to take a minute to thank Gretchen Barron for her "Inspiration in Action" for these cards! She inspires me to do great work because of her careful attention detail and excellent artwork!

Thanks for joining me as I share with you my adventures with stamping!


Latenightstamper said...

so glad to hear you went and stamped and helped them have so much fun! Bless you for caring for others. love you, sherrill graff

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Love the cards and even more the fun you helped create. Wonderful of you to share your time, talent and supplies in a good cause.

Hugs and blessings - Jean