SAF 2014: Closing Ceremony

By August 23, 2014Stamp-a-faire


All good things have to come to a close and this post is our official “wrap-up” for the night.  We hope that all of you have enjoyed the festivities today!  

Don’t forget!  You have until Tuesday, 7am EST to enter all the challenges!  So feel free to revisit all the content we have shared today and create more projects tomorrow and Monday!

We wanted to give all of you another opportunity to share your day with other stampers from around the world. Below you will find a Farewell InLinkz List that you can add to if you like.  We can’t wait to see more of the fun you had!  You can be one of TWO winners randomly selected to receive a gift certificate and you might even be featured in our traditional Stamp-a-faire Customer slideshow!  So show us what you’ve got!

The entire team and I also want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for participating in this online event.  It wouldn’t have been nearly as successful without your participation, and all of us our grateful that you chose to spend the day with us.  Here is a little farewell from all of us to you…


Thank you again for joining us!  We leave you with the final Farewell InLinkz List!

We wanted to give all of you another opportunity to share your day with other stampers from around the world. Below you will find a Farewell InLinkz List that you can add your photo or video to.  You can share extra projects, “departure” pics, your group holding all of their creations, you in your studio with that messy craft desk, or whatever else you want to share!  We would also just love to hear about all of  your fun in the comments section!  We will be giving away TWO $25 PTI gift certificates!  One for an InLinkz post and one for a comment!  So be sure to share!

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  • 1
    Cricutashjoy says:

    I’m already in my Jammie’s so will hold of on posting my farewell until my projects are done.
    Thanks for a fun day!
    See you all tomorrow!

  • 2
    Sew4kim says:

    We had a terrific time today!!

  • 3
    Deborah Rikard says:

    One card left to finish for tonight. I have had so much fun during my first scrap-afaire and already looking forward to the next. Everyone was so kind in quickly answering my questions to make sure everything was great for me. Thank you for all the fun new ideas and techniques. Bye

  • 4
    MargR says:

    It’s hard to believe it’s all over! Fabulous tutorials – lots of new techniques! Thanks DT!

  • 5
    BrendaM says:

    Thanks for a great day. I can’t believe it over. Learned so much. It was really fun going through the years.

  • 6
    Pat Whitley says:

    So fun to see Lauren!

  • 7
    Marty Robinson says:

    thanks again

  • 8
    Marcia Hill says:

    Every year Stamp a faire comes alongside 5 family birthdays and getting our youngest back to college, so I never get the full day to play along with all the great challenges and fun. However, in between things today, I was able to watch a few of the videos, and plan on watching the rest tomorrow. And hopefully make a card or two tomorrow too! Thank you PTI for all the great inspiration, time, and love you put into today…so very much appreciated! :0)

  • 9
    Katie Skiff says:

    This really was amazing. My friend and I have been doing this for all three years. We didn’t purchase the kit last year, but after I saw all the work you put into it this year, I wanted too. And I am so glad that I did. It was soooo fun. These challenges were awesome. I think that I would probably even do some of them again. Thanks PTI girls!!

  • 10
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    I have tried many new things today & had a blast. I look forward to doing more of the challenges tomorrow.
    Thanks for all the hard word to make this happen.

  • 11
    Erin (CelticCrafter) says:

    This has been (and will continue to be) such an inspiring, educational, awesome event!!! I wasn’t able to do as much as I would’ve liked or chat in the forum today, but I am so happy that I jumped into my very first stamp-a-faire head first & bought the SAF Kit (it was actually my 1st PTI purchase) and I plan on going through all of the challenges in the days to come! THANK YOU ALL so very much for all of your hard work to make this happen!!! My mom and I had, still are having, a blast!! I will definitely be back for the stamp-a-faires to come!

    Erin ^_^

  • 12
    Holly Havnaer says:

    Thank you guys so much for putting together such a fun day for all of us! Your talent and inspiration is amazing. I had a blast today (never got out of my pajamas!) and learned some new techniques. I can’t wait to play more with these great stamp sets.

  • 13
    Sandi R says:

    Thank you what a great day full of fun

  • 14

    I wish I could have joined in all the fun but alas, work called! Fabulous projects everyone!

  • 15
    Sherry W says:

    Anxious to try the renaissance stamps and ideas shown in the tutorials! Thank you!

  • 16
    Michelle S. says:

    I wasn’t able to play along because of a previous engagement, but I was able to follow and appreciate the challenges and projects. Thanks, PTI, for another amazing event.

  • 17
    Keri says:

    Absolutely fantastic day today! Amazing projects, techniques and these SAF kits are da-bomb! So glad I purchased one. 😀 Nichole and all of the PTI design team are top notch. Sad that today is over, but looking forward to what next year will bring.

  • 18
    DIANA L. says:

    Thanks for another fun stamp a faire. Loved all the projects. Great videos and lots of inspiration.

  • 19
    yoorah says:

    First year the three of us weren’t together for this so played along via Skype with Joy and Sandye. Missed playing with you live and being fed by Sandye but so glad we got to Skype between Kentucky and California!

  • 20
    Kate says:

    I didn’t get to stay up until the end due to the time difference but I really enjoyed taking part yesterday and have more cards to load today. I have also tried some techniques that I would not otherwise have done. Thank you so much for making it such a fun event!

  • 21

    Oh my . . . this is my first year to participate and it’s been amazing. I’m still just in the Regency Era but that’s because I’ve wanted to make every example – they’re so good. Well, that, and I’m slow. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration. I’ll be playing hard tomorrow.

  • 22
    Rema Timm says:

    It was a great day ! Awesome projects by all the designers…

  • 23
    Ohhh Snap says:

    Another wonderful stamp-a-faire! So many wonderful ideas and the music was a wonderful addition : D. Thank you all!!

  • 24
    Isabel Z says:

    Wow, what an amazing time. A million thank you for making it all happen.

  • 25
    Penny Peters says:

    I wasn’t able to participate due to some last minute out of town guests visiting but I can’t wait to use all of my goodies!

  • 26
    Mary M. says:

    Thanks for all the videos and projects! Great inspiration!

  • 27
    Pat H. says:

    I was out of town visiting with childhood friends on Saturday, but I plan on watching all of the videos today! Thanks for the inspiration and all of the DT’s hard work in planning this event!

  • 28
    Caroline says:

    I really enjoyed the great projects and techniques!!! Thank you for the inspiration. 🙂

  • 29
    Bunnith says:

    Thanks for the SAF. Looking forward to next year!!

  • 30
    Jackie Lic says:

    had a GREAT time. thank you all for bringing this event to us.

  • 31
    Melissa friedrich says:

    I loved all the SAF videos, so many techniques and tips! I hope to be able to participate next year, everyone’s inspiration was catching and there were soooo many great projects to see.

  • 32
    Luanne Ford says:

    Can’t wait to finish up my projects today! Thank you for another wonderful day!

  • 33
    Noelle says:

    Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration! It was exciting to see the videos and projects pop up all day long! I’m excited to go back and try a few of the new things I’ve learned. Now I’m pumped to make sure I have the day off next year and grab a friend too =)

  • 34
    D.AnnC says:

    Fun, fun, fun!!! Thanks for the great ideas! I learned a few new techniques that are going to show up in many future cards and wow the pants off their recipients! : )

  • 35
    Lona H. says:

    Looks like everyone had a great time. Glad I got to join in.

  • 36
    Monika Davis says:

    I’ve been having fun seeing all the projects the DT and others created. I don’t have any of the stamps but hoping to create something tomorrow. It’s the weekend before school starts here so not a lot of extra time for crafting.

  • 37
    Carol D. says:

    I’m so appreciative of all the time and thought that went into 2014 Stamp-a-Faire. ALL of you on the team put in such effort with your projects, and your love of crafting is infectious. Nichole’s creativity and organizational skills are amazing – the concept, the eras, the kit and the little (or big!) details like the playlists. I’m so happy to have been able to take part this year – and I’ll surely be back next year for another adventure!

  • 38
    Megan Carroll says:

    I only had time to make 1 project today but am hoping to try a few more techniques today! So glad PTI is letting us continue with the projects all weekend. Thanks PTI!!

  • 39
    Mayela says:

    What an awesome experience . I had a great time experimenting with new techniques and seeing my projects come to live. I hope next year the Canadian community make their way to this great event. I’ll post my projects later today.

  • 40
    Rubeena says:

    everything looks great 🙂

  • 41
    Holly Saveur says:

    Thank YOU so VERY much PTI Team!!!
    For all the work and energy put into this great event….
    since i live in the Netherlands I had to stop very early since it was bedtime I have seen the rest of the day..LOVED many great new ideas and cards to make…THANK YOU ALL!

  • 42
    Judy C. says:

    This was my first Stamp-A-Faire and what fun it was. I had a lot of interruptions through the day so I didn’t submit any of my work but I was there doing everything that was being taught to me. I learned a lot of new techniques that I can’t wait to keep using and expanding on. I will definitely be a part of 2015. I don’t want to miss another one. Great job girls! Fantastic day!

  • 43
    Dolly says:

    Awesome fun ladies! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  • 44
    Linda E (uncbballfan) says:

    Looks like everyone had a blast! Family obligations earlier in the day, then when I got home, an internet outage of all things! Not sure when it came back up, but at midnight, I gave up. So I look forward to seeing all the challenges and projects today.

  • 45
    Yvonne Vansickle says:

    awesome projects!!

  • 46
    Victoria H says:

    Thanks for another awesome SAF. The wax and wax seal is on my Christmas list- can’t wait to try that! It was great to look back and see how my style has changed as well as the DT’s. I absolutely loved Lexi’s paper folding tutorials. I can see myself making more of the adorable notes. Hopefully time now to check out the fun others have been having too.

  • 47
    Beth M. says:

    Thanks for all the great tutorials and a trip back to the past.

  • 48

    What a wonderful celebration of creativity it has been! I had a great time with crafty friends. Thank you for all the hard work putting this together!

  • 49
    JanetB says:

    I remember, way back in time, when I bought my first rubber stamps, over 30 years ago. You can imagine what my first cards looked like:-) I discovered PTI last year, (and am now addicted) after SAF, so this was my first experience. I watched every video and learned some new techniques. Loved the whole thing including looking at the projects the participants made. Thank you so much to all of you, who put this day of creativity together.

  • 50
    Jen says:

    Had a fabulous Stamp-a-faire day! It went by way to quickly as usual but I got so much accomplished. Thanks for everything and all the work that was put into this day! I can’t imagine August without it because I look so forward to a crafty getaway for just me! Thanks again, I had a blast!!

  • 51
    Annette P. says:

    Great projects, loved all the cards and styles.

  • 52
    Carolee McCaslin says:

    What an AMAZING day!! Thank you for your wonderful inspiration:)

  • 53
    Shari T says:

    Fabulous Stamp-a-Faire 2014! Way to Go PTI and all of the wonderful Design Team members! Although I was unable to craft during the ‘Afaire’ day activities, I’m all organized and ready to catch up with all of the Fantastic designs and techniques!! Thank You Nichole and Papertrey Ink for organizing this amazing event! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for SAF next year!! XOXO-Shari T.

  • 54
    Manuela says:

    Great day!I didn’t found time yesterday, but today…
    It’s my first “SAF” year, where I enter cards for this day.
    Great tutorials and inspiration from the whole team 🙂

  • 55
    merryf says:

    Thank you, Nichole and DT, for another fabulous SAF! I went really out of my comfort zone a couple times yesterday and now I’m back at my craft desk and get to have SAF Part 2. It is so clear how much work you all put into this event for us, and I’m so grateful for your time and effort!

  • 56
    lainey says:

    Had a wonderful time with the challenges and can’t believe it’s all over for another year! It went by so quickly!

    A big thank you to PTI, Nichole and the Design Team for all of your hard work putting this event together. I know it’s a lot of work, but so very rewarding for all of us.

  • 57
    Sandy in Epping says:

    Time well spent, great company with online friends, and some exciting travels as well, all without leaving the comfort of home.
    Now it’s back to my new crafting ideas! 😀

  • 58
    Debra says:

    I totally enjoyed watching everyone’s videos. A big thank you to Nichole and all the PTI team for all the planning and effort to put this all together.

  • 59
    Deanne Rehmer says:

    Four of us gathered at my daughter’s house (one couldn’t because of illness – what a bummer) and had so much fun trying new techniques after we watched the wonderful videos. Thanks, PTI, for giving us a reason to spend the day together. It was so worth not going home before the 80s video since their reactions to the scrapper keeper was priceless and by the time I packed up, Karin had a scrapper keeper card already made!

  • 60

    Great videos, such fabulous projects and what amazing galleries from everyone! Didn’t get to take part but so enjoyed seeing it all! Thanks so much! Anita 🙂

  • 61
    beatrice w. says:

    Another beatiful saf. Thanks for the dt.

  • 62

    A fabulous day! Loved all of the videos and projects, was only able to complete a few of my own, but enjoyed trying a few new techniques. Great job done by all ladies!

  • 63
    Joanne Boys says:

    Thank you for all the effort for this years Stamp A Faire. I enjoyed every moment of it, although my back hurt from sitting at my crafting desk for 15 hours. My favorite Era was the Regency Era. I love to embroidery and cross stitch is one of my favorites. Thank you again for all your hard work and know that it is greatly appreciated- I look so forward to this every year.

  • 64
    Polly Lemire says:

    I am out of town and away from my desk this weekend, but I enjoyed cheering on my best friend as she made her cards as well as the cards that were posted. When I get home later this week, I’ll be looking at all the videos. I’ve blocked my calendar out for the 3rd weekend in August in hopes that next year I can do to hte Stamp Affaire!

  • 65
    erin says:

    I had fun, part of me wished I’d bought the kit, but I was still able to play along with my not-so-small PTI stash. Can’t wait to go see what everyone else created.

  • 66
    Kathy Mc says:

    Unfortunately, I didn’t get any time yesterday to play along but am very anxious to peruse all the videos, links and blog posts to see what I missed. Sounds like everyone had a blast and that really isn’t a surprise to me with PTI’s fabulous DT traveling through their favorite era. WTG, PTI!

  • 67
    Amy C. says:

    It looks like all the ladies had a fun day of crafting!

  • 68
    Greta H says:

    Wonderful inspiration–thank you all! I think it’d be fun to have state or regional fan groups that could organize an in-person option for SAF. It’s great that people can participate without spending money on travel, but I’d love to have the option to meet with others rather than doing what I can at home–always things that get in the way–LOL! I volunteer for the Pacific NW!

  • 69

    This Stamp A Faire “Time Travel” was so much fun. This is the first year I purchased the SAF Stamp Kit for the day. All I can say is it was SO worth it to have the kit to play along with the design team. Thanks again for a fun weekend of stamping!

  • 70
    Kristie H says:

    Thanks for a wonderful SAF. I had a great time crafting with my PTI friends!

  • 71
    Kristen V says:

    Wow, does time go fast!

  • 72
    Kristie G. says:

    This was my first time participating and there were some great techniques shared and some that I never would have tried if it wasn’t for Stamp-a-Faire. I also had the best company. 🙂

  • 73

    This is the first time I’ve “attended” stamp-a-faire and it won’t be the last!! I had my 3 girls, ages 5 and 8, and my mother-in-law with me for the morning. Then I finished up a few more cards in the evening. So fun!

  • 74
    Anna says:

    Thanks for this event. I really had a productive weekend. I’m still trying to finish two more challenges. I hope I will have time tomorrow.

  • 75
    Cynthia says:

    Fabulous projects made for a great weekend!! Hubby was very understanding. 🙂

  • 76

    Thank you Nichole for a GREAT day of fun and inspiration.
    Thank you to the design team, as well

  • 77
    Linda S. says:

    Thank you Nicole and all of the other designers for your hard work and dedication to SAF. Another great year.

  • 78
    Gwen says:

    Having so much fun with all these techniques! Next year I’ll be putting it on my calendar and inviting friends!

  • 79
    Joyce M. says:

    I am so grateful that the Stamp a Faire videos and inspirational ideas will be available forever. I was unable to participate this year, as we were just coming home from vacation. I’m going to try to make a couple of quick entries tomorrow, and am hosting 2 other PTI friends here in San Diego on Wednesday, where we will have our own, delayed Stamp a Faire. Yay for the videos still being available.

  • 80
    MRW says:

    thanks so much for the inspiration!

  • 81
    Pat Whitley says:

    It’s been fun to see all the creativity from the DT and the amazing PTI posters! Thanks for a fun Saturday!

  • 82
    Helen F. says:

    Really enjoyed the fun Stamp-A-Faire festivities this past weekend. I am still watching the awesome videos put together by the talented Design Team. Thank you all so much! I’ve learned so many new techniques and have a ton of inspirational ideas to keep me going on my journey through crafting time 🙂

  • 83
    Sam Simpson says:

    I look forward to SAF and last year completed every card and got them loaded. This year, however, family life took precedence with my eldest son celebrating communion and confirmation. However, I did get 5 cards made (2 eras and the opening one), and I have my stash of things, all the videos to refer back to and the wealth of knowledge on the website. Thanks girls for all your hard work. As someone that runs classes and large stamping events, I truly appreciate the time and effort that goes on behind the scenes. Well done. Have a rest for a bit and then start planning the 2015!!

  • 84
    Colleen F says:

    From the first one in Cincinnati to this one, my friend and I have NOT missed a one and we love spending the day with you! Thank you for all the inspiration and getting to know the design team a little better! You all are amazing!

  • 85
    S. Molinari says:

    Thanks for all the great videos and new techniques. I learned a lot! You all did a wonderful job!

  • 86
    Marybeth says:

    Lost my. Moment! Sorry i did t get to play this year…computer problems and ended up having way too. Inch going on. Love seeing Ashley’s little girl ….adorable!

  • 87

    This has been a BLAST!!! (and I’m exhausted in a very good way!) xoxox

  • 88
    Kris says:

    Great projects and techniques…old and new…and especially fun to see the personalities of the design team shining through!

  • 89
    Kelly says:

    Fantastic SAF 2014. Thanks to all of the PTI Design team members for the extra time and effort to make it such a success! Can’t wait for SAF 2015!

  • 90
    annheidel says:

    My daughter Emily and I were determined to get all the challenges done, but we ran out of time. We still plan to finish on our own. We managed to get halfway through the 1940’s! Thanks for a wonderful weekend!

  • 91
    CarrieP says:

    Oh my goodness, my head is still reeling from such an exciting event! I am one lucky girl to have been able to take so much crafty time this weekend to participate! Nichole and the DT, you have really outdone yourselves this year! Thank you SO much for putting in all the time and effort it takes to pull off a fabulous event like this. It is the highlight of my year!!

  • 92
    Julie Pike says:

    I didn’t participate but loved all the videos and seeing the wonderful projects many of your fans made…. great job all of you!

  • 93
    Sarah T. says:

    Thank you all for all your hard work creating this wonderful day. I might not have got to all the era’s so far, but I’ll certainly continue playing along over the next few weeks. Your creativity blows me away.

  • 94
    Sheri Elmont says:

    A warm thanks to Nichole and those and PTI headquarters and all the DT for all of their hard work in putting on this event. I had a blast and tried some techniques I want to come back to. I appreciate your attention to every detail. And your generosity in the prizes.

  • 95
    OmaGloria says:

    Thank you to everyone for all the hard work that went in to putting this awesome event together!

  • 96
    BrendaM says:

    I had a blast. Thanks so much for putting this together. Too bad it only happens once a year. Love the kit with all the neat stamps and dies. How will you top this?

  • 97
    ruth says:

    Thank you for a wonderful week-end of card-making! The tutorials, background information on the different eras and music were outstanding!

  • 98
    Gloria says:

    I had so much fun with my friends – it was worth the long drive. Can’t wait till next year!

    Thank you so much, PTI!

  • 99
    Josiane says:

    I had looked forward to SAF for the past 12 months! Can’t believe it’s over all ready. But there’s always next year.

    Thanks, PTI!

  • 100
    Kristen V says:

    I loved it all, but I’m only half way done. I’m a slow carmaker because I’m too picky once I have an idea for what I’m going to do. All I needed was more time! Thank you everyone for all you did!

  • 101
    Janis says:

    I wasn’t able to participate in the challenges due to grandma duties, but I am very inspired by the creativity!! I am definitely revisiting all the videos in the near future and trying out the projects!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  • 102
    Terri E. says:

    Such a fun weekend!

  • 103
    ReNae Allen says:

    I had such a wonderful time at this event, and actually didn’t stop working on the cards until 6 am Tuesday morning! I got up really early to finish and link them up! I don’t usually make “clean and simple” cards so it was a big challenge for me to keep things simple! But Papertrey stamps are so versatile, and work for many different stamping styles. I love you guys and appreciate your hard work in what had to be months of preparation for this event. It was amazing! I plan on incorporating what I’ve learned here into my monthly classes. My students will love it!

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