Welcome, everyone to the official kick-off of Stamp-a-faire 2014! I know some of you are waking up at 4am on the west coast this morning to join us! Now that's what I call dedication!
I wanted to share one of my favorite songs, which just happens to be appropriate for today's theme!
Can you believe that the big day is finally here? All of us have been busy behind the scenes making preparations for months and we are so excited to finally start showcasing everything we have been working on! Today promises to be an amazing learning opportunity for everyone, no matter their skill level! Not to mention the fun you will have rubbing elbows with other stampers from around the world! To kick things off this morning, we have a Morning Timer Challenge to get your creative juices flowing.
We are providing you with 5 color schemes and 5 sketches to choose from! You can use the graphics below to make your choice, or you can download them in printer-friendly format to add to your binder.
Your challenge is to pick one color scheme and one sketch to whip up a quick project you can be proud of! Gather a few supplies then set a timer for 20 minutes. See how quickly you can make design decisions as you work against the clock! A great way to warm-up for all of the stamping that lies ahead! So put on some of your favorite stamping tunes (something peppy to get you moving, you know?), grab your cup of coffee AND LET'S GET STARTED!!!
--Create your own project utilizing one color scheme and one sketch of your choice from above in 20 minutes or less. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.
--Or use this as another opportunity to share links to photos, videos or blog posts of you arriving at your destination, how your day is starting, your set-up, the group of people you may have getting together or anything else regarding the kick-off of Stamp-a-faire day!
--Post your project and/or SAF morning photos on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
--Add your project and/or SAF morning photos to the InLinkz list below.
--You can also be eligible to win by leaving a comment, stating your name and where you are joining us from! Let us know if you are getting together with anyone or if you are going it solo! And what challenge are you looking forward to most today?
--You will have until 7am EST, Tuesday, August 26th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. And you can enter as many times as you like.
--Two of the participants who post here today (via the InLinkz list or posting a comment) will be selected to receive a $25 PTI gift certificate (one comment and one InLinkz list participant) and will be announced on our Tuesday night Stamp-a-faire winners post.
We look forward to seeing what you share here as well as having you back here in just a bit for the next challenge! We're also available in the forums for a chat if you need company while you're stamping!