I have to admit, there is a good reason I don't post a ton of cute, Pinterest-worthy crafts. It's because I am not crafty...At all...In any capacity whatsoever. My stick figures are even sad looking, and my kids could probably do better at them than I can. So I leave my creativity for the kitchen, because I love to cook.
However, one of my goals is to branch out and try new things. After all, I am the proud mama of 2 toddlers, and they will eventually grow tired of finger-painting, coloring, and playing with Play-Doh. I know that one day they're going to expect a bit more out of their artistically-challenged mother, and I want to be capable of doing something...Okay, anything...that results in a cute keepsake of some kind.
A friend of mine, Tara, is super-crafty, and I am constantly in awe of her hand-made creations. She has an etsy shop, Tara's Stamp Pad, and she specializes in greeting cards, tags, and other stamped treasures that are sure to delight. These are so adorable, and a lot better than anything you'll find in the greeting card aisle. (Sorry, Hallmark, but it's true!) Tara's creations have a lot more personality and whimsy, and they're all made by hand with love. She even does fantastic custom designs to suit any style or occasion.
Check out just a few examples of her work:
Aren't those super cute? I love them, and I know anyone who receives them will. too!
Well Tara knows all too well that not everyone is the Crafting Goddess that she is. So she has these great social events to help teach others how to create these cards and other items, all while meeting new people and being social. I am headed to her next event, with my husband Dan in tow, and I cannot wait to test my abilities! I feel sorry for Dan, though...He's going to be the "Man-Candy" in a group full of giddy women. Should be fun!
Come to Stamp Camp !
If you're in the North-Eastern Ohio area, come join us at Stamp Camp! Meet new friends, have some snacks, and make some awesome cards. Heck, you can even hit on my poor, unsuspecting husband if you're so inclined. I am granting persmission haha
Here's the event info:
FACEBOOK EVENT LINK HERE
Moms Night Out!! Come make 10 hand-stamped greeting cards for just $10!!
DOOR PRIZES - RAFFLES – GAMES – STAMPING – FUN TIMES
Where: 754 Ghent Rd Fairlawn, OH 44333 in the “Student Center” at Grace Church
When: 7pm – 9:30pm
You will be making 5 cards each of two different designs - One set of birthday and one set of Thank You cards. You must pre-pay your registration in order to attend.
Your registration fee covers all supplies needed to complete the 10 cards and a raffle ticket. Idea Books/Catalogs, Envelopes and other supplies may be available for additional costs at the event but no other purchases are required to attend once your registration has been paid in full. I will be showcasing Stampin’ Up! Products at this event.
Your $10 Registration Fee is due NO LATER than March 8th. You can pay by cash or check. If you wish to mail your payment in, please send to 658 Lafayette Dr. Akron OH 44303 - Checks made payable to Tara Weigner.
Invite your friends, co-workers, family etc. This event is open to anyone 14 years and older and we can accommodate up to 75 people. Babysitting will not be available for this event, please leave the little ones at home. Thanks for your understanding.
Light refreshments will be available. You may bring additional snacks to share if you wish.
If you have any questions, please call Tara at 330-217-1467
P.S. - IF by any chance you are already a seasoned stamper, scrapbooker or paper crafter, and have your own cutting tools (scissors, straight edge cutter, etc) please feel free to bring them with you to speed up your wait times at the tables. There just might be extra raffle tickets available for those who bring them for sharing!
How to Connect With Tara's Stamp Pad :
Check out the awesomeness that is Tara's Stamp Pad at her etsy shop. Be sure to check back often, as new designs are introduced very regularly!
Also be sure to become a fan on Facebook! She's an awesome lady and doesn't bite! I promise!
***Disclosure: I received no compensation for posting this event/information. I just think Tara is awesome, and would love to see my OH peeps at the event!***
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