Friday, April 08, 2011

Camp Smartypants!!

Bright Colors?  CHECK!!
Fun Designs?  CHECK!!
Sense of Adventure?  CHECK CHECK CHECK!!


Who remembers summer camp as a carefree time of friends, crafts, sunshine, and endless hours dreaming about your cute new 'crush'?  Well, I certainly do! It was such a happy, free time in life.

Rachel at Camp Smartypants overwhelmingly brings back this feeling with her designs.  The first time I clicked into her Etsy shop it was like *BAM!* and I had to explore.  


Camp Smartypants sells handmade women's clothing and accessories that anyone with a sense of spirit would be proud to wear and feel happy in the process.  We love the different pins and buttons that you can add not just to your lapel but to a backpack, bag, bandana, hair accessory and so much more.  


Rachel crafts from her home in Oregon where she is inspired by summer camp adventures.  She learned early in life about crafting from her mother, grandmother and in girl scouts.  Rachel has a BFA in Graphic Arts and uses her talent well in creating her one-of-a-kind items.  Camp Smartypants is a bonanza of beautiful colors and eye candy designs!

In addition to her Etsy shop, Rachel chronicles her crafting adventures on her Camp Smartypants peace love and style blog.  If you're lucky enough to be local to the Washington/Oregon area, she will be participating in the Crafty Wonderland Spring Sale Saturday, May 7th at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR and the Fremont Fair June 18 - 19, 2011 Seattle, WA.

Now, speaking of summer camp, the one thing that immediately pops into my head are the songs and chants.  We would yell "High Low - Mini Ha Cha Cha - Mmm Cha Cha - Pee Wa Wa - Yoo Hoo!" at the top of our lungs to another camp group.  I honestly have no idea where that came from!  There were so many more great songs like "Peanut Butter", "Slippery Root", and "Kumbaya".  The Ultimate Camp Resource has a great archive of songs if you'd like to reminisce.

The giveaway portion of this post is now CLOSED.  Congrats to our winner, deanna!!

Back to Rachel and Camp Smartypants and some exciting news!  She is graciously offering to give one of our lucky readers a set of Scout Badges and a Happy Camper Card.  Awesome sauce!!  Thank you Rachel!!


Just follow these rules to enter the giveaway.  Be sure to leave your email in your comments if it isn't in your profile so I can find you if you win.  Thanks!

MANDATORY ENTRY
*1) Visit Camp Smartypants and leave a comment on this post with your favorite design or something you learned.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES, complete as many or as few as you like:
*2)  Like Camp Smartypants on Facebook.  Leave a comment and include your Facebook name (first name, last initial).  Please feel free to leave a comment on their Facebook wall if you would like.
*3)  Follow @CampSmartypants on Twitter.  Leave a comment and include your twitter name. 
*4)  Follow @ArtsyChaos on Twitter.  Leave a comment and include your twitter name.
*5)  Like the Artsy Chaos Facebook fan page.  Leave a comment and include your facebook name.
*6)  Add Camp Smartypants to your Etsy Favorites.  Leave a comment with your Etsy name.
*7)  Follow Artsy Chaos with Google Friend Connect (in the right sidebar--->).  Let me know you follow.
*8)  Tweet this giveaway.  Leave the URL to your tweet!  You can tweet once daily if you'd like, just come back and leave a comment to let me know.  Or, if you'd prefer, share on facebook or another social networking site. Just leave the URL in a comment and let me know (once daily).

Giveaway ends April 16, 2011 at 11:59 pm MST.  Be sure to leave your email or  have it in your blogger profile so we can find you if you win.  Open to residents of the US and Canada who are 18+.  Winner will be selected by a true random generator.  Winner must respond to winning email in 48  hours or a new winner will be selected.  No compensation was given for this article and all opinions are honest and unbiased.  Thank you to Rachel Beyer at Camp Smartypants for providing the giveaway prize(s).

23 comments:



Windowfog said...

My fave! http://www.etsy.com/listing/57329007/camp-fire-scout-necklace-bluepurple

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kiddo said...

I love all their cards! Especially the Happy Camper blank card. I'm not a big fan of tie dye, but they actually make tie dye look cool!

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kiddo said...

I like CSP on FB (Suzanne G.).

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kiddo said...

I follow CSP on Twitter @kiddo47.

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kiddo said...

I follow AC on Twitter @kiddo47.

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kiddo said...

I like AC on FB (Suzanne G.).

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kiddo said...

I follow AC with GFC.

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kiddo said...

I heart CSP on Etsy (houseofplush).

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aimee said...

Love the scarves!
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U U N A said...

Oh hey I love Rachel and camp smartypants! (: my favorite is probably the you're a straight shooter card



kara rane said...

Camp Smarty Pants is one of my favorite blogs. I look fwd. to the features "Sheroes" & "Art Love".
the badges are adorable- especially the horse lover. and all tutorials are spot on.
Pure beauty and goodness* ~much thanks to Rachel.



Jessica said...

I love the peace sign buttons!!!



Jessica said...

I like Camp Smartypants on Facebook!
Jessica J



Carmen In The Country said...

I love the macrame keychain - fuchsia/purple/blue colors


those colors are me!!

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Carmen In The Country said...

I follow campsmartypants on twitter @ theflamingstar

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Klemm Family said...

I love the Camp Fire Scout Necklace - Orange/Blue Feathers
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Klemm Family said...

Hearted the shop. skjohnson11
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deanna said...

fave: pink peace flower tie dye tshirt - Women's MEDIUM
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xoxoxo



deanna said...

follow camp smartypants on twitter @
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deanna said...

follow artsychaos on twitter @
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deanna said...

added etsy shop to favorites - deannalw47
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deanna said...

GFC
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deanna said...

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