Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A New Way to Stamp - In the Dark!

They say that "there's a first time for everything" and boy was that true for last night's stamp class! The evening started out as any other - guests arrived, I went over the projects we'd be making and everyone got to work. About an hour into the class, I had walked to my stamp room to grab something and suddenly everything went black! All the electricity in the house had gone out!

Luckily I had my phone on me and used it as a flashlight to get back to the front of the house to where everyone was stamping. Along the way I grabbed flashlights and I half expected everyone to say, "Well, I guess we'll have to finish another time." Not one person even hinted that they were leaving.  They, too pulled out their phones and pocket flashlights and continued on stamping and helping each other. It was SO much fun!!

Just take a look at the ladies - everyone had a great time, finished their projects and, boy, did we laugh!

Of course the night wouldn't have been complete without some teasing - "How could I expect my friends to stamp under these conditions?" or "I think we should be given a credit on our order for the physical hardship of the evening." I love that about my friends - we can laugh, tease and joke together!

What a memorable evening!!

Nancy's phone even had a little flip stand on it so the light could be aimed at just the right direction for her to create her cards. What a handy little case!

In my 9 plus years of stamping, I don't think I've ever had to stamp in the dark. And, I am so glad we did! Between the laughter, teasing and helping one another to finish the projects, this night will go down in my history of stamping as one of the best!

Thank you to all the ladies who came and "endured"!!  

Happy Stamping,


  1. Now that's dedication to your craft. Hope the power came back on eventually.

  2. Now that's dedication to your craft. Hope the power came back on eventually.

  3. It takes more than a power outage to discourage die-hard stampers! We had so much fun!!

  4. Last night ranks way up there on my list of best stamping times! What a hoot! And a big shout-out to John for bringing us chocolate!! ~Melissa