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CNY Stampers Get Together -- #19
Saturday, May 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
First United Church of East Syracuse
823 Franklin Park Drive, East Syracuse
Do join us at our next Central New York Stampin' Get Together -- a full day of stamping fun!
Cost – $25.00 per person ($27 via PayPal). Registrations must be paid no later than noon on March 29. Mail registration form and payment to me (info is in the registration form). There are no refunds, but you may offer your spot to someone else.
There is a lot of info to digest but reading through it should help answer many questions. If any clarification is needed, just ask. This thread is our main way to communicate with you and we are here to help! You will find final counts and other important info here on page 1 once the event is closed.
Mandatory Table Project (aka “shoebox”) – There will be table projects in the morning AND the afternoon, so bring your idea and all the supplies (in kits) needed for making your project with your tablemates in the morning; another group will make your exact same card in the afternoon so please provide basic written instructions since you won’t be there with your project. Your project stays stationary; you’ll do the moving. Your project can be a full card, including layers and embellishment(s), or any other project that involves stamping.
When our final count is in, you will know the table sizes (10/table) and how many kits (20) will be needed. You will also need four completed copies of your project. This will generally be a full card, with layers and embellishment(s) and should *NOT* take more than 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Please provide any special adhesive that's needed. So, just to say it another way: Bring 4 completed projects + make up 20 packets of materials **in kits** to make your project. Extra parts to fix any "oops" should also be provided.
Your project for the morning and afternoon should be all the same. Please use only quality products and make these something you’d be thrilled to get yourself.
I anticipate that there will be four tables but the count per table depends on the number who sign up. I’m hoping for 8-10/table. There will be 10/table.
NOTE: Because you will be switching tables, but your projects staying behind, it is CRITICAL that you provide basic directions for your project unless it is VERY obvious. Please include your name and SCS name as well. Thank you!
Swaps – ALL SWAPS ARE OPTIONAL but participation in at least one is encouraged. You’ll know how many to make when we post the final counts, and you’ll have plenty of notice since the deadline is well in advance of the event. Each swap will include a +1 for a door prize.
--NVR Card Front Swap - Final Count 31 -- Post #10
--Recipe Swap – Final Count 19 -- Post #9
--ATC Swap – Final Count 18 -- Post #12
--3x3 Card – Final Count 25 -- Post #8
--SUO* Swap – Final Count 20 -- Post #7
*Only current SU! products are to be used.
Food – Please indicate on the registration form the specific food item you will bring to share. Please don’t just say “food” or “whatever you need”. Ideas: breakfast items, lunch items, including salads, desserts and snacks. We love to try your homemade food specialties! Bottled water and coffee will be provided. BYO soda if you want it.
Make & Take for All – Because of doing shoebox projects in the a.m. and p.m., we will have only one or two large group projects. If you have a great idea for one, please tell me what it is.
“Garage Sale” – Bring your stamps and stamping supplies to sell or trade. Current Stampin’ Up! items must be offered for trade only; you can sell retired items. Sorry but we can’t be responsible for missing items so bring things at your own risk.
Goodie Bags – for everyone! Goodie bags will all have the same value but may have some variation in colors, etc. You know it will be great.
Door Prizes – Still hoping to have one for everyone so donations from our group are most welcome. Let me know if you’d like to make a door prize donation and what it is. Our participants are always so generous! We will be awarding the +1’s from all of the swaps as well as the extras sets from the shoebox projects as door prizes. We’ll have another 50/50 raffle to support the event for next time as well.
Gift Swap – You don’t have to sign up for this one, but if you would like to participate, bring a gift related to our stamping passion. Everyone who brings a gift to swap will also leave with one. Value on these should be in the $5-10 range, and stamped projects are always appreciated! If it’s something you’d like to take home, it’s probably perfect! Be sure to include your name somewhere inside so the lucky winner knows who to thank. Wrap it up prettily to encourage “stealing”. REMEMBER: Stamping-related!!!
Other – Please bring your own labeled items for your personal stamping needs, including your favorite adhesive. These are the items you just can’t stamp without, like: bone folder, paper cutter/scorer, scissors, straight edge, stamp cleaner and whatever else you can't stamp without! Did I say adhesive????? Adhesive! You will likely need lots of it.
Nametags – These will be provided but feel free to make your own if you'd rather.
Don't forget your camera!
REMEMBER: Complete the registration form and forward with your $25 payment ($27 via PayPal) by noon on March 29. All funds collected will be spent on the event. Your registration is complete when your payment is received. If you have any questions, please ask! Looking forward to seeing you in November.
Swap Etiquette -- These are some good general guidelines that I found on SCS. I hope everyone will take these guidelines seriously so that we all make and receive wonderful swaps!
These are also good guidelines to keep in mind for your shoebox project, except that you're providing materials to make a full card rather than just a front and you won't need a "recipe" (but you do need directions).
1) Quality work -- This isn't about the quantity of layers or embellishments (please do use a MINIMUM of one embellishment and two layers), or whether you are new at this or not. "Quality" means straight cuts with no crooked, fuzzy edges, tears, wrinkles, etc. (unless that is part of the design), attaching your layers straight (again, unless part of your design), stamping images clearly with fully inked stamps, etc. If you make a noticeable mistake while stamping your swaps, turn the cardstock over, or cover with another layer. Last of all, quality means to use cardstock that is a nice weight not some flimsy stuff that has the feel of construction paper.
2) "Recipes" -- appreciated but not required. This means: your SCS name; your IRL name; listing the colors, stamp sets and embellishment you used; any techniques or tips you want to include. If you choose not to include a recipe, please include at least your name so we know who made your fab creation. Avery labels work great, but a plain piece of paper or your personalized stamp work just as well.
3) There is just one swap requiring all current Stampin' Up! products this time so please be sure to read before committing. All other swaps can use any quality stamps, cardstock, inks, etc. This is not the time to unload your cheap cardstock! Please, nothing flimsy!
4) Would you like to receive your swap or make your shoebox project? Then it's PERFECT!
5) Swap sizes: NVR card front & DQ -- smaller than 4.25 x 5.5, please. Recipes swaps are 6x6. Other swap size specifics are noted in the write ups.
Please ask any questions you might have and someone will be sure to answer. We have all made a lot of great friends getting together at these gatherings so we hope you’ll join us at this one!
Resummarizing: Layers - at least two! Dig into those embellishments, give your fellow swappers a real treat! Put those punches to work! Have fun, try something different! Show some pride and put your name on the back!!
Food Info -- Please remember when making/purchasing your food item that you do not need enough to feed an army. There should be a very nice variety coming: donuts - cake - muffins - sticky buns - cookies - brownies - candy - chips & dip - specialty dips - casseroles/main dish items - salads and side dishes - bread & butter - cheese & crackers - fruit - and more.
So, my suggestion is to make/bring a "normal" amount not a super size. I am sure there will still be leftovers but everyone should be able to find something they like. If you don't believe that to be the case, please feel free to pack your own lunch. We do have a refrigerator and stove available and there are plenty of outlets to plug in crockpots. There will NOT be a microwave available unless someone brings it!
Breakfast -- Lunch -- Snacks/Desserts: I'm out of time to list everything. It will be a great variety as always.
Drinks -- There will be bottled water and coffee. If you must have soda or something else, please BYO.
REMINDER: If you are bringing something that is to be served HOT, please remember that there is NO microwave available. We do have access to a refrigerator and stove (with oven).
DIRECTIONS to First United Church of East Syracuse, 823 Franklin Park Drive. Get the specifics from mapquest.com or randmcnally.com. But, generally speaking, most everyone will be taking Rte. 481 (from 81, 690 or 90) and exiting at Kirkville Road WEST (exit 5W). Franklin Park Drive is way less than a mile from the exit and will be on your right. After the exit, you will pass one light, two gas stations at the corner where the light is, and a school (Bishop Grimes). The church is just a short way up Franklin Park Drive and will also be on your right. Parking is in the back.
If you have headed in the wrong direction on Kirkville Road and get to that light, you will see a church on your left and houses on the right. That's Fremont Road; turn around and come back the other way.
When the event closes, this first page is where you will find all the updated info on the swaps, etc. Info will be updated as registrations arrive and the final details should be posted shortly after the October 7 deadline.
Shoebox Project -- Some hints and some pleas:
** Your shoebox project (AND all swaps) should be AT LEAST *2* layers and it should include an embellishment, unless the design absolutely won't allow for this.
** Please "kit" your items. What does this mean? Place all pieces of card stock, embellishments, etc. needed to make your project into an envelope or baggie for each person. Why? (1) It protects your supplies from damage, like stray ink spotches. (2) It prevents random grabbing of your supplies, thus ensuring enough for everyone at the table. Save those junk mail envelopes; they're perfect to hold your kits.
** Please place out enough packets for the MORNING (plus extras for "oops"). You will set out your remaining supply for the afternoon. Why? Mainly because it ensures that there are enough supplies for the afternoon stampers. Yes, we have come up short in the past.
** Please do NOT get too crazy with your project. The time allotted per project is only 5 to 10 minutes, not 20! Why? Well, if all projects took 20 minutes to create, we'd be there stamping til midnight. While we are not on a strict schedule, the day does move along and everyone enjoys being able to take a real lunch break and participate in the swaps that usually surround lunchtime without stressing that they haven't finished all the morning table projects. Whew!
** A thought for you speedy stampers...I know that some of you are very quick and find yourselves at loose ends before the rest of your table is finished. May I suggest that you ASK those who've fallen behind if they would appreciate some help in getting some "parts" done to help them finish up?
** Slower stampers...Please don't be offended if someone offers to help you complete some "parts" or ask for some help if you see that others have finished.
Gift Swap -- Wrap it up as nice as you please. "Snitching" encouraged as part of the fun. Your gift can be handmade or purchased, but please be sure that it is stamping related.
Tables -- Tables are assigned randomly when you arrive. If you really, really (really) need to be with your friend (I'm saying this more for the newbies), we will try to accommodate you but the random assignments really do make for a good way to make new friends. Plus, you and your friend(s) will have different projects to share. Well, unless you're randomly assigned to the same table. Then, you're welcome to ask someone at another table to switch with you. You will be at one table in the morning and a different table (but with the same table mates) in the afternoon.
SCHEDULE: Here's what the day looks like in general. Please understand that adjustments will be made as needed.
9:50-10:30 Check in, get your table assignment, leave any door prize donations with me. Drop off food.
Shoeboxes: Pin one of your completed shoebox projects to the board (make sure you pin it to the board designated for your table -- Tip Top Taupe & Watermelon Wonder will switch as will Tables Delightful Dijon & Mint Macaron . Leave a completed shoebox project in each of the two containers near the boards, the last completed one goes with you to your table.
Swaps: Put one each of your swaps out and check your name off the list(s) as you do that.
Gift Swap: Place your wrapped gift swap on back table (participation optional) and be sure to get a playing card for that.
Chat with friends. Head back to your table.
10:30 Intros with your table head; she'll also let you know what to expect in terms of making the projects. Expect to describe your project, especially anything that's not obvious. Remember that some basic written directions should also be there for those who will make your project later.
10:45-12:15 Morning shoebox projects.
If you're hungry at all (morning or afternoon), please feel free to take a break and graze any time.
Please neaten up your spot before you get started with lunch. We don't want any spills on the projects and we also need room to eat lunch. Thanks.
Projects stay behind and people will switch tables after lunch. Please don't try switching before it's time although you certainly may move to have lunch with your friends.
12:15-1:30 Lunch, garage sale and swapping. I will be calling the swaps randomly so please don’t stray too far.
1:30-3:15 Afternoon shoebox projects
3:15-5:00 Door prizes and gift swap. Gift swap will be last so that those not participating can depart early if desired.
5:00 Clean up. So helpful!
6:30 Bull & Bear Roadhouse (East Syracuse) for dinner. You are welcome to stop at my house for the break between. We typically just sit and chat and everyone takes a breather.
It would help me to know how many plan to stay for dinner so please LMK by email, PM or responding here on the thread. Thanks.
Goodie bags will be delivered to you personally at the table where you're stamping in the morning. Your ticket for the afternoon’s door prizes is in the goodie bag, so don’t overlook it. There is also a Stampin' Up! copyright stamp in your goodie bag. I point this out because it would also be easy to overlook. You will also have a chance to purchase 50/50 tickets. Proceeds go towards buying door prizes for next time and of course the winner takes home the other half.
You can see there's a lot going on at check in time so it really helps if you can arrive closer to 10 rather than much earlier. Thanks for understanding.
1 Dana D - pd
2 Janet S - pd
3 Sue B - pd
4 Lorraine P - pd
5 Stephanie R - pd
6 Beth S - pd
7 Christine L - pd
8 Becky O - pd
9 Susan W - pd
10 Gayla N - pd
11 Melanie M - pd
12 Alice B - pd
13 Linda C - pd
14 Rosalie B - pd
15 Nancy B - pd
16 Judy K - pd
17 Carla D - pd
18 Elaine D - pd
19 Cheryl J - pd
20 Dianna J - pd
21 Daniela M - pd
22 Lizz O - pd
23 Pam P - pd
24 Karen K - pd
25 Wendy G - pd
26 Christi U - pd
27 Donna A - pd
28 Melissa W - pd
29 Anita K - pd
30 Kathy H - pd
31 Stacey D - pd
32 Amy F - pd
33 Catherine B - pd
34 Bo P - pd 35 Josephine C - pd
36 Robin A - pd
37 Celeste C - pd
38 Meg D - pd
39 Cheryl G - pd
40 Bev B - pd
WE ARE CLOSED. Thank you!
Last edited by lindylou1220; 04-01-2015 at 09:06 AM..
Demo Quality Card Fronts
Final Count 20
Only "Current Stampin' Up! Products" allowed for this swap. Keep in mind SAB items will not be considered as current for this swap.
Many of us use these as samples for our workshops. Please
double check that all items are current in the catalog.
(Stamps, colors, embellishments)
--You do not have to be have to be a demonstrator to participate in the swap.
--2 layers, plus at least one embellishment
--Please make smaller then 4.25 x 5.5 so it can be attached to make a full card
--See Linda's general rules for swapping etiquette for additional information post #2
Please include the following information on the back of your swap:
Your SCS Name
Swap recipe is helpful, but, not mandatory
1. Door Prize
2. Janet S.
3. Becky O.
4. Dana D.
5. Sue W.
6. Beth S.
7. Pam P.
8. Lizz O.
9. Kathy H.
10. Melanie M.
11. Linda C.
12. Gayla N.
13. Christi U.
14. Nancy B.
15. Amy F.
18. Dianna J.
19. Alice B.
20. Meg D.
3 x 3 gift card swap - This is normally a 6 x 3 piece of cardstock folded to 3 x 3. Envelopes are not necessary unless you are planning on decorating the envelope as well. A couple of layers plus an embellishment is a good rule of thumb. Please be sure your name is on your swap
FINAL COUNT 25
1. Sue b
2. door prize
3. Becky O
5. Susan W
6. Pam P
7. Janet S
8. Beth S
9 Daniela M
11. Lorraine P
12. Christi U
13. Nancy B
14. Melissa W
15. Robin A
16. Gayla N
17. Amy F
18. Josephine C
19. Alice B
20. Stacey D
21. Cheryl G
22. Dianna J
23. Meg D
24. Celeste C
25. Bev B
Last edited by scrappingsue; 04-01-2015 at 04:32 PM..
Reason: to add info
19 Final Count Recipe 6x6 Swap
~~ 6x6 Recipe Card
~~ 6X6 base of good quality card stock
~~ At least two layers with your recipe TYPED
~~ at least one embellishment
~~ make sure there is something stamped - All supplies are NVR (no vendor restriction)
~~please make it a food recipe
1)One for door prize
5) Elaine D
Last edited by Dana's Card World; 04-01-2015 at 10:36 AM..
There are no vendor restrictions on this swap. This is a CARD FRONT ONLY swap. (Full cards are welcome but not required.)
Please make the fronts smaller --> 4 x 5-1/4 . The smaller size will allow the fronts to be easily mounted to a full card if the recipient wants to do so.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions.
1. Door prize
2. Beth S.
3. Susan W.
4. Becky O.
5. Dana D.
6. Carla D.
7. Elaine D.
8. Daniela M.
9. Donna A.
10. Lizz O.
11. Kathy H.
12. Lorraine P.
13. Christine L.
14. Anita K.
15. Melanie M.
16. Nancy B.
17. Christi U.
18. Stephanie R.
19. Gayla N.
20. Robin A.
21. Linda C.
22. Rosalie B.
23. Amy F.
24. Cheryl J.
25. Stacey D.
26. Dianna J.
27. Bo P.
28. Celeste C.
29. Meg D.
30. Catherine B.
31. Bev B.
WNY Holiday Stamp-a-Palooza October 17, 2015
Last edited by teach57123; 04-04-2015 at 10:52 AM..
Finished ATC (Artist Trading Card) size is 2.5" x 3.5".
You can use any paper, embellishments, ink, etc. you choose, but please use at least 2 layers of good quality cardstock.
Please add the following to the back of your ATC: SCS name, real name, date of event and number (ex 1 of 12, 2 of 12, etc.)
1. Door prize
2. Becky O.
3. Carla D.
4. Elaine D.
5. Susan W.
6. Stephanie R.
7. Janet S.
8. Beth S.
9. Judy K.
10. Kathy H.
11. Gayla N.
12. Nancy B.
13. Christine L.
14. Sue B.
15. Amy F.
16. Stacey D.
17. Wendy G.
18. Meg D.
Last edited by stephanie1028; 04-02-2015 at 05:00 PM..
I'd like to make a request: Please don't separate payments from registrations (except that same day email/PayPal combo is okay, of course). Please also don't send your registration form with completing it, especially noting your swap participation. Blank food items require separate followup as well. I already have about four different piles of forms in various stages of completion. No wonder I get confused! It doesn't take much.