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staramaze 03-30-2006 02:44 AM

Chicago Burbs SHOEBOX SWAP **It was a HIT!!!!**
 
THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!! It was a BIG HIT!!!

Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who came!!! I had such a great time; it was SO GREAT to meet all of you!

Already in the works for next time (tentitively MARCH 10th... need to book with the library); DOUBLE the cards...Demonstrations from Talented stampers like Meg Shumaker: AKA WAXYO and more *famous* SCS'ers! More CHOCOLATE (we consumed at least 8 pounds today!), BIGGER and BETTER door prizes and a Card donation drop for the Local RMDH!

ALSO that room we were in DOUBLES in size! Plenty of room for more stampers!!! Let's shoot for AT LEAST 60 next time!!!

I will put the photos up this week in a special Gallery in my album...

I really appreciate ALL the extra help from everyone in cleaning up too! Such a nice Friendly group you ALL were!!!!! SCS'ers are THE BEST!

-Sarah







Saturday, September 23rd
11am - 3pm

$15.00 Fee (covers lunch and prizes)
Panera Bread Company Box Lunch (choice availible) and Snacks/Drinks Included


Stampin' Up! Shoebox Swap
Idea/Technique Sharing
Hand Stamped Gift Exchange (optional)
Door Prizes!
Box Lunch, Drinks and Snacks!
Meet your fellow SCS'ers!!!

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Hendrickson Room (2nd Floor)


Space is limited so register early!
Everyone is welcome! Not JUST for Demonstrators!!!!


Download the attached application and mail with check to address on form. Make checks payable to Sarah Moore.

Please NOTE! If you are paypal'ing me the $15... then just be sure to put in the Paypal invoice your registration info. Especially your lunch choice! Thanks!

Payment and Registration Received:

1. Sarah Moore (staramaze)
2. Debbie Toledo (Debbie Toledo) Check
3. Lauren Zaubi (Laurenstamps60) Paypal
4. Bobbi Flatland (bfcrafts) paypal (canceled)
5. Cynthia Adam (Cynaz) Check
6. Paula Spychala (Stampinspy) Check
7. Nancy Finnerty (?) Check
8. Carrie Vornkahl (carrymeback) check
9. Doris Mikolajczyk (dorisonthelake) check
10. Judy Metzger (Savvy1) check
11. Kathy Slocum (cantstopstamping) Check
12. Jenny Cohen (Jenny 62) Check
13. Jacque Lynne March (n/a) Check
14. Fran Korous (Fran Korous) Check
15. Tracy Jacobs (Kydalo) Check
16. Ivy Istok (ahcity) check
17. Bridget Piekarz (randomstamper) Paypal
18. Angie Emmett (anna741) Check
19. Carrie Frech (n/a) check
20. Carol Oden (coden) check
21. Margie Parth (n/a) check
22. Courtney Mikolajczyk (?) check
23. Jilline Dodge (?) check
24. Joanne Johnson (mjohn) check
25. Peggy O'Keefe (?) Check
26. Vicki Isely (Batavia-Soprano) check (and first Hand Stamped card!)
27. Evelyn Diaz-Jimenez (?) check
28. Meg Shumaker (WAXYO) check
29. Andrea Koeniger (akoeniger) check
30. Leigh Neace-Coffey (?) check
31. Judi Grein (?) check
32. Kelly Slack (Lukesmommy13) check
33. Kimberlee Patton (mommystamps) check (in the mail)


I think this is the final list???? Am I missing anyone?

staramaze 03-31-2006 02:30 PM

Come on! Where is evryone!

staramaze 04-02-2006 09:56 PM

bump!

staramaze 04-02-2006 09:59 PM

Illinois Shoebox?
 
old news!

peggysue 04-02-2006 10:06 PM

Sarah, I think it would be fun. June after graduation time would be best for me.
peggysue

staramaze 04-02-2006 10:16 PM

yea!!! Peggy Sue!!! Thanks for posting... I am thinking July after a new catty is out!

peggysue 04-02-2006 10:28 PM

I agree with you, I don't think anyone checks this thread. :)
Mid-July, I already have an SCS gathering the holiday weekend.
peggysue

Anna741 04-03-2006 06:36 AM

Bumping for Illinois stampers...

Anna741 04-03-2006 06:37 AM

Hey, Sarah! I'd be interesting in participating. Thanks for offering to organize this!

camsmom 04-03-2006 06:47 AM

We have set up multiple forums for specific topics. The more people post in the appropriate forum rather than post most topics in a "select few" (like general stamping) the more these forums will become active as well.
We kindly request you not post in the hopes of directing members to other forums; it kind of defeats the purpose. ;)

If you would like you can always add a link to your signature line so more people see your event. :D

windycitystamper 04-03-2006 07:03 AM

Schaumburg area would work for me since I live in the near west burbs. Not sure how June/July will shake out for me, though, since we'll have major construction going on and out-of-town trips for camp and softball. I'll watch for your date and hope I can make it...great idea!

paynete 04-03-2006 07:14 AM

I would be interested, I'm in the Far South Side, but would be willing to go up to Elgin or Schaumburg. What is a shoebox swap?

Kim in IL 04-03-2006 07:43 AM

I would be interested!! I live in the SW sub..but willing to drive anywhere!! :)

Kim

Paula O. 04-03-2006 09:21 AM

I'd be interested.

mer 04-03-2006 09:36 AM

Keep me updated, I think it would be great!
Thanks

staramaze 04-03-2006 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camsmom
We have set up multiple forums for specific topics. The more people post in the appropriate forum rather than post most topics in a "select few" (like general stamping) the more these forums will become active as well.
We kindly request you not post in the hopes of directing members to other forums; it kind of defeats the purpose. ;)

If you would like you can always add a link to your signature line so more people see your event. :D

Sorry britta!! I know this can be frustrating... moving threads and merging them... thanks for the good idea about the sig, line...

Might I suggest that everyone interested do the same thing?? Add this thread to your signature line! Lets get a great BIG group together... shoot for MID July. I can get a cheap conference room at a Courtyard Mariott so if we all pitch in it should be just a minimal fee (under $10)

For those who don't know... A shoebox swap works like this... you make one great card (all SU! supplies, layers, embelishments, all non-retired stuff)... then you BRING supplies (cut and ready to go for assembly) for however many participants we have, you also bring all the tools... punches and inks needed. Everything BUT the adhesive... So then we just set up a different station for each card and go around the room making all the cards! (if we have a bunch of people coming then we will just divide the group in half) Demonstrators usually just make card fronts... but I think we should make the whole card.

So I really hope we can get a BIG group... at least 40 people!! That's my goal!

Mera McLean 04-04-2006 08:04 PM

I'm in, and I guess I can help organize...sigh. You know I'd do anything to bask in the glow of Sarah the Super Stamper! Let me know what you need, love, and I will promptly ignore it!! LOL! Sounds great, new catty shoe box swap!

Mera

staramaze 04-04-2006 08:12 PM

NEW IDEA!!
 
I chatted today with a great lady..SCS Bev Barton. I guess she is planning something in June... I can't wait to go! Look for her thread coming soon!

So I was thinking... I just want some great cards...and I think a shoebox swap after the new catty comes out would be GREAT! So late july, early August.

stampingkelly 04-04-2006 08:20 PM

I'm in Zion, IL but I'd go to Arlington Heights area.


Cheers,

kerryp 04-09-2006 06:21 AM

I'd definitely be interested too! I live south of Chicago (about 40 min). So the SW burbs wouldn't be too far. Sounds like fun!

aamommy 04-09-2006 12:50 PM

I'd head up towards Elgin. Hopefully no later than early August, I'm due the end of August! I'll swing by and grab Kaylyn on the way!

Janet

jeanstamping2 04-10-2006 10:21 AM

Loved to come
 
If you would let a non Demo come I would be willing to come to your gathering. I live in Aurora.

staramaze 04-10-2006 02:22 PM

Oh yea! This is for everyone... not just Demonstrators!

And OK...early August so Janet can come... and we will have a very comfortable chair for you!

aleximom 04-10-2006 02:25 PM

I'm in Glen Ellyn and would participate. I can't go to Bev's event in June - boo hoo - those darn relative weddings . . .anyway, let me know when you get some dates! Suzanne

Irishcpa 04-11-2006 07:05 PM

Would love to join if in August. July is Convention.
Catherine

staramaze 04-11-2006 08:26 PM

Oh yes... this will be after convention...I wouldn't miss this one for the world! I get to walk on that stage this year!!!

mjohn916 04-12-2006 07:11 PM

I think this sounds great. But June or July is so far away.... and i want to play now! Seriously, my girlfriend and I are definitely interested. We live in the Des Plaines area.

staramaze 04-12-2006 08:04 PM

It's a Date!
 
removed post... old news

Anna741 04-17-2006 11:54 AM

Bumping up...

Thanks for organizing this, Sarah!

brits4 04-17-2006 12:18 PM

I'm interested in attending but have a few questions.
1. Are non-demos, new to shoebox gatherings welcome?
2. Does the card have to be a completely original idea?

Sue

staramaze 04-18-2006 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brits4
I'm interested in attending but have a few questions.
1. Are non-demos, new to shoebox gatherings welcome?
2. Does the card have to be a completely original idea?

Sue

Non Demos welcome...VERY WELCOME!!!!

The card could be cased for SURE... just try to credit the original artist if you can....

There is a first time for everyone! Shoeboxes are so much fun, and you really learn a lot! I will post some more specific dates as we get closer... but tell your friends and mark your calendars!

staramaze 04-25-2006 01:11 PM

Bumpity bump

lanastamps 04-25-2006 05:11 PM

So, you are in Elgin. A ton of others (including myself) seem to be in the way SW burbs.

What area / town are you planning for? The area is going to be quite a deciding factor as to whether or not I can attend. :?:

jennifer-g 04-26-2006 03:56 PM

Is there a location for this event? I see the date in the first thread but didn't see a cost or location? Is there another place to look that I am missing (it would not be the first time! LOL). I am in Madison but if it's in the NW 'burbs I would drive down for the day - 2 hours is worth it for STAMPING!! :mrgreen:

staramaze 04-26-2006 04:57 PM

Well I have yet to pick a location... I am in Elgin, and I have used the Courtyard Marriott their on many occasion.. But perhaps Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates would be more centrally located? That was my thought anyways..

Also... about 5 minutes ago my upline called me to tell me she in organizing a HUGE (100 plus) post convention stamp-a-stack event in elgin for the date I choose!:confused: So much for pre-planning! I can't very well host a competitive event the same day as my upline (plus, I imagine I... and everyone else who can will want to attend THAT!) So to be honest I think the date might have to change... but as she hasn't settled a on a venue yet either, I am hesitant to chance my date until she confirms hers.

So what are your thoughts on Shaumburg or Hoffman Estates?:)

jennifer-g 04-26-2006 06:19 PM

Shaumburg or Hoffman Estates would certainly be good for me, easy to get to from here! You would probably get more draw from the Milwaukee area with that location too.

Although if the date changes, I may not be able to come, depends on where it moves to. I will keep an eye on this thread because I would love to be able to attend - I did my first SCS shoebox in Madison in January and had such fun! Good luck planning - group events can be so tough with alllllll those details!

Soozie4Him 04-30-2006 04:14 AM

Sarah, I'd be very interested!! I'm in the NW suburbs and Schaumburg area would be great for me!

Susan

staramaze 04-30-2006 06:38 AM

stay tuned... I will be calling Monday to see if I can reserve the courtyard marriott in Schaumburg for a new date in august (Perhaps the 13th?) Sorry for all the changes; but my upline and her team (and me too!) are hosting a big fundraising event now on the 5th.

Thanks everyone for being so patient... I promise that this will be a great afternoon!

str8cutter 04-30-2006 08:29 AM

Shoebox swap send ins?
 
Hey there. Just wondering if I would be able to SEND a card for people to make? Obviously wouldn't be able to send my inks. But I would be interested in participating through the mail. That area (not really sure exactly where that is) is too far from central Wisconsin.
Just let me know.
Thanks, Sarah!!

staramaze 04-30-2006 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by str8cutter
Hey there. Just wondering if I would be able to SEND a card for people to make? Obviously wouldn't be able to send my inks. But I would be interested in participating through the mail. That area (not really sure exactly where that is) is too far from central Wisconsin.
Just let me know.
Thanks, Sarah!!

For you Kelly... of course! You can just make swaps and mail them... I will ask participants to bring "MADE" cards for those that pre-register for completed swaps. I will work all that out in the details... Great idea!


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