Saturday, October 27, 2012

Women's Wellness Day 2012

Blogging live from the STC booth.  Gave out 18 tote stamp sets to survivors already at the first break. Great crowd with lots of interest in what we do.  More soon...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Copic and Scrapbook Design Certified

Hi everyone! Seems like it has been a while since my last post.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a very busy time for Stamp to Cope! Our congratulations to all survivors and supporters...this month is a celebration of Life!!! So far, STC has conducted three workshops, participated in a community service (handed out 400 flyers) and will have a table at Women's Wellness Day on October 27th at EKU.  Clearly a special time for outreach.

Speaking of outreach, STC continues to brainstorm fundraising and community awareness options. One approach we are trying is to provide a wider range of workshops for the overall crafting audience that would be fee based (survivors could attend for free). Based on research, we found that two interest areas were growing in this area...Scrapbooking and Copic Marker use.  So, this month I participated in a Spotted Canary Instructor Certification through Scrapbook Design University and Copic Designer training at the standard and intermediate level. Word is spreading fast and I have already been approached to put together a workshop for a local crafting group on basic Copic coloring.  We are so excited about the additional fundraising and community awareness potential these new certifications may bring.

Wanted to take this blog opportunity to share a few of the Copic projects completed during training...
These pictures focused on faces and radiant light techniques
These images focused on creating texture for fur and materials.

This image bring in light placement, shading, and depth techniques.

Watch for future projects that incorporate scrapbook design and Copic coloring techniques. Thank you for your continued support of our mission. If you or your organization would be interesting in a workshop, please let us know. Enjoy the Fall weather.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Surprise Inside and In the News

Hi Bloggers!
This week I am on a Safari theme inspired  by something I saw on KET (local PBS channel). Using a line stamp (giraffe) the focal point reflects coloring and open techniques for an airy feel and by using solid stamps (elephants) the  focal point lends itself to creating scenes/backgrounds to add depth. By themselves these cards have tons of versatility by way of sentiment and by gender of the receiver.  But speaking of "tons", I wanted to add a wow factor and try a new product.. Action Wobbles.  See the surprise inside...
The Action Wobble is a plastic spiral that pops up when the card is opened and wobbles around adding some interactivity to the experience.

Interactivity is also a focus of this post as I send a huge SHOUT OUT to our own volunteer Kasondra Miller.  Please check out the web article on her Girl Scout Gold Award project and her connection to Stamp to Cope, Inc.  We are so proud of her!

A reminder to come out and see Kasondra and I at the Stamp to Cope table during Women's Wellness Fun Day on October 27 in the EKU Perkins building.

Have a super day! Jeannette