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CNY Stampers Get Together -- Yes, #17!
Saturday, May 17 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 30. 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 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.
When our final count is in, you will know the table sizes and how many kits 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 all be 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 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. 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. The hostess and her assistant would also love to receive one of your swaps if you’re so inclined.
--NVR Card Front Swap - Final Count 26 -- Post #10
--Recipe Swap – Final Count 17 -- Post #14
--ATC Swap – Final Count 11 -- Post #9 (5/15 Note: We are down 1 on this swap -- count is now 10)
--3x3 Card Swap – Final Count 14 -- Post #16
--SU! Demo Quality* Swap – Final Count 14 -- Post #11 (& 5)
*This means only current SU! products can be used but you don’t need to be a demonstrator to participate.
--2.25x2.25 Squares -- New Swap. With this one, you'll be able to create a 12x12 frame (you supply the frame and mats). It's kind of a cross between 3x3 cards and ATCs. Thanks to LeeAnn Greff (flowerbugnd1) for agreeing that we could share her beautiful creation and inspiration. See specifics in Post #xx. This one is also an SUO swap with current products. Final Count 22 -- Post #7
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! You know you'll love 'em.
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 – I'll be supplying nametags.
Don't forget your camera!
REMEMBER: Complete the registration form and forward with your $25 payment ($27 via PayPal) by noon on March 30. 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 May.
1 Diane H - PD
2 Dana D - PD
3 Cheryl G - PD
4 Judy K - PD
5 Sue B - PD
6 Lorraine P
7 Linda C - PD
8 Arlene D - PD
9 Bo P - PD
10 Nancy B - PD
11 Karen K - PD
12 Alice B - PD
13 Robin A - PD
14 Christine L - PD
15 Melanie M - PD
16 Pam P - PD
17 Stacey B - PD
18 Kathy H - PD
19 Beth S - PD
20 Anita K - PD
21 Melissa W - PD
22 Cheryl J - PD
23 Lizz O - PD
24 Rosalie B - PD
25 Pam N - PD
26 Jen W - PD
27 Stephanie R - PD
28 Heather M - PD
29 Missy A - PD
30 Linda B - PD
31 Open Spot
32 Celeste C - PD
33 Heidi B - PD
34 Stacie J - PD
35 Bev B - PD
36 Nancy S - PD
37 Catherine B - PD
38 Holly E - PD
39 Stacey D - PD
40 Karen M - PD
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 are two swaps 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!
Drinks -- There will be juices, bottled water and coffee. If you must have soda, 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.
OTHER: Keeping track of DQ here temporarily. Final count: 14 (includes one for you; you can add for me and Jean if you wish).
1. Plus 1
2. Linda C
3. Karen M
4. Dana D.
5. Kathy H.
6. Nancy B.
7. Alice B.
8. Cheryl J.
9. Catherine B.
10. Holly E.
11. Diane H.
12. Stacey D.
13. Beth S.
14. Nancy S.
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.
** 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 for Saturday is in Post #373 on Page 10
Hooray! All the swaps are posted. Let the signups begin.
FINAL COUNT IS 22 PLUS THE OPTIONAL 2 FOR LINDA AND JEAN FOR THEIR HARD WORK
Linda found this really neat project made from a swap of 2.25 by 2.25 inch pieces. They start with a designer paper as the inspiration, but you do not need to have or use the DP to play. Just use the same colors. This will be an SU! only swap, not to be exclusive, but to make sure our colors match. After the swap, you will have matching pieces to create your own sampler frame. This sample used Retro Fresh Retro Fresh Spring Sampler! - Flowerbug's Inkspot
I am choosing to use the Epic Day DP from pg 154 and 155 of the 2013-2014 SU! catalog. It has a matching washi tape for more fun. The colors used are: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Whisper White.
1. plus one
2. Diane H
3. Arlene D
4. Lorraine P
5. Sue B
6. Judy K
8. Nancy B
9. Christine L
10. Dana D.
11. Kathy H
12. Melanie M
13. Stacey B
14. Pam P
15. Alice B
16. Karen K
17. Stacey D
18. Beth S
19. Nancy S
20. Cheryl G
21. Bev B
22. Celeste C
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 so desires.
Reminders about swap etiquette are listed in post #3.
2 extra swaps for Linda and her helper would be appreciated.
1. Door Prize
2. Sue B
3. Linda C
4. Judy K
5. Christine L
6. Dana D
7. Melanie M
8. Kathy H
9. Lizz O
16. Linda B
17. Catherine B
18. Cheryl G
19. Karen K
20. Heather M
21. Jen W
22. Bo P
23. Stacey D
24. Stacie J
25. Bev B
26. Celeste C
Last edited by scrappingsue; 04-05-2014 at 04:32 PM..
Reason: add info
Default Demo Quality Swap Card Fronts
DEMO QUALITY SWAP
ONLY "Current Stampin' Up! products" allowed for this swap. PLEASE check current catalogs if you are in doubt.
FINAL NUMBER IS: 14 and I hope you'll all make 2 extra for Linda and her helper Jean
Note the the smaller size request for this swap. Please make your cardfront 4- 1/8 x 5 -3/8 OR 4 x 5- 1/4 so they may be mounted to a full card.
--You DO NOT have to be a demo to participate.
--2 layers, plus at least one embellishment.
--See Linda's general rules of etiquette for swapping for the rest of the rules.
Please include the following information on the back of your swap:
Your SCS name
Swap recipe is also helpful, but not mandatory
PM me if you'd like to participate and I'll add you to the list. Final numbers will be posted here after registration closes.
1. Plus 1
2. Linda C
3. Mary K
4. Dana D.
5. Kathy H.
6. Nancy B.
7. Alice B.
8. Cheryl J,
9. Catherine B,
10. Holly E
11. Diane H,
12. Stacey D,
13 Beth S,
14. Nancy S
In the past some people have brought OPTIONAL extras for Linda and her helper Jean. Please bring 2 extra to show our appreciation for all Linda and Jean do to make this event so wonderful.
* Please use at least one embellishment and make sure there is something stamped.
* Do your best work and share a family favorite food item.
*You can check out the gallery for inspiration and ideas
* Vendor products: NVR (no vendor restrictions)
* Please include the following information somewhere on your swap:
* Your SCS name
*Your email address/contact information
*This is a PLUS ONE swap. The plus one will be one of the doorprizes
*Optional*In the past we have made 2 extra for Linda and her helper you can do this if you wish.
1) Plus One
3) Christine L
4) Melanie M
5) Kathy H
6) Anita K
7) Lizz O
9) Linda C
10) Robin A
11) Cheryl G
12) Heather M
13) Stephanie R
14) Jen W
15) Stacey D
16) Beth S
17) Celeste C
Last edited by Dana's Card World; 04-06-2014 at 12:19 PM..
Location: CNY but I'd rather be in Bonaire snorkeling!
It's been on my calendar since last Fall! I'm in for NVR, ATC, and TOD's Sampler Swap since I actually do have at least three of the colors of paper (I'll probably use the samplers for card candy). I'll bring fruit.
Arlene, The Snorkeler
Stamp with us: Poughkeepsie March 14, Williamsville March 21, Ilion April 11! Please send cards to http://www.fromourhearts.info
I would love to come but am working for Gary Burlin on that Saturday for the Creating Keepsake Convention at the Buffalo Convention Center this year. Linda, would you like two tickets for the August Convention in Hamburg for your door Prizes? I will have them by them.