Saturday, March 03, 2012

Card Camp Adventures

Oh what a wonderful morning.
Oh what a wonderful day.
We had a lovely weekend
With all that came to stay.
Kris Lancaster, Deb Emrick and Pat Korver joined me on the weekend of February 24 to do our annual 2-1/2 day Card Camp. This was Pat's first time joining in, and she was here early, so excited to be included in this creative gathering. I told her "when those girls pull in, you stand back because it will be an assembly line of taking supplies from the car to the living room and before you can sneeze, it will be all set up and ready to create. This is our 4th year so the process if pretty well under control.

Pat is standing, Kris is the blondie and Deb is the brunette...and these gals are oh so talented. Pat makes absolutely the most wonderful cards with details down to the tiniest degree, Kris is the most talented Prisma pencil gal I've seen and Deb plans her cards out with wonderful auditions that bring forth a perfectly planned card design. During our Card Camp, I usually mention that I've slammed together about 75-90 cards because I spent a week or so getting the cardstocks folded, pattern papers selected and cut, and embellishments and sentiments all ready to apply. However this year I had a special project of making some Memory Albums to hand out to my family and friends who will attend a Celebration of Life luncheon I am hosting to remember my Uncle Jack who passed away. The girls saw me go into a pretty good stressful Friday but on Saturday I calmed myself and managed to complete the albums. I had planned a certain format for the albums and then changed my mind. I had everything all together so I could sit down and pull all of the elements together. But there I sat, midstream on one plan, my mind formulating a different design and I just sat and stressed because I couldn't find my starting point. That doesn't usually happen to me, but these albums are oh so important and I wanted every detail to be the best it could.

The little fold over 24 page slip in pockets of the album was just perfect for adding photographs of my Uncle as well as a photo of each and every person who will be at the luncheon. I added some personal memory statements. When I finished adding the contents, the flap would not lay flat. It has a magnetized flap but because of the contents, it could not connect. Another stress arose... and then I had a most wonderful epiphany. I remembered a tub of wide ribbons that my Uncle had given me years back to use... they were from the 50s, in browns and grays and blacks. A perfect perfect ribbon to tie the little albums together. The front of each album has his initials and I've added a little tag with the name of each recipient. I know that my Uncle Jack would be very happy with my efforts to remember him with family and friends.

Thanks for visiting me...


"Um Buggin" said...

Oh Carole, your tribute to your Uncle is so touching. I love that you used the ribbon he had given you, adds that special touch. They are beautiful! I am so jealous that you have those weekends where you scrap with friends. That seems like so much fun, much better then doing it alone. Maybe that might get my mojo working, when I can get some time. Have a great weekend my friend!

Hugz, xoxo


Sandi said...

Carol, Unc sitting on a cloud smiling down at yah! So glad you gals had fun and creativity too. Hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

One of these days I sure would love to join you! always looks like a blast. So happy you were able to complete your beautiful memory albums, too. That vintage ribbon sure was the ticket. Yeah, I'm sure he's pleased as punch! xxD

1CardCreator said...

I know you all had fun Carole, I think it is fabulous that you organize the get together with the gals! The Memory albums for Uncle Jack are perfect, I know he is proud of you.