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hlw966 01-10-2012 12:36 PM

NY * Hudson Valley NY Shoebox Swap - 3/31/12
 
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Hudson Valley NY SplitCoastStampers Get Together
Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County, 2715 Route 44, Millbrook, NY 12545
Join us for a day of stamping fun!

Hope you’re planning to join us at our third annual Hudson Valley NY SCS Get Together. Here’s the info:

What is a shoebox swap? This is a fun day that allows you to create a lot of cards in a short time (the shoebox projects), but only having to come up with one great idea of your own! You will bring enough "shoebox kits" for all participants to create your project, plus two finished projects for your shoebox sample and hostess thank you. We will break up into tables and stamp the day away. In addition, participating in at least one swap is required, where your card or project for all who sign up is fully finished before you arrive. Please bring 18 shoebox kits plus 2 completed projects.

Cost – $20.00 per person ($21 via PayPal). Your registration must be paid no later than noon on Friday, March 9. Mail your registration form and payment to me. There are no refunds, but you may offer your spot to someone else. Here’s what’s planned.

Optional Swap(s) – You’ll know how many to make when we post the final counts, and you’ll have plenty of notice since the deadline is 3 weeks ahead of the event. You can participate in any one, some or all of these swaps.

* Card Front Swap - Final Count - 11. Arlene (arlenevita) will give you some guidance on this swap. This swap will be '+1' for a door prize. See post #7 below.

* ATC Swap – Final Count - 7. Nancy (njbaker) will tell you more about Artist Trading Cards. This swap will be '+1' for a door prize. See post #8 below.

* 3-D Swap – Final Count - 6. Check with Gayla (snowcountry311) on this. This swap will be '+1' for a door prize. See post #9 below.

* Recipe Swap – Final Count - 6. Nancy (njbaker) will tell you more about recipes. This swap will be '+1' for a door prize. See post #8 below.

Mandatory Shoebox Project – Bring your idea and all the supplies (pre-cut but generally not pre-stamped or pre-punched) needed for making your project for the entire group. Quality products and cardstock, such as Stampin’ Up!, is required. A project will generally be a full card, with a minimum of two layers and one embellishment, although non-card projects are also welcome. These projects should not take more than 10-15 minutes to complete. We definitely do not want to discourage challenging cards or cards showcasing “new” techniques. However, if your card is intricate and fancy you may want to pre-stamp or pre-assemble some items for the other stampers. Please provide any special adhesive that's needed. Make these something you’d be thrilled to get yourself.

Prior to the swap day, you will need to create a card and then make a kit for each person, which contains all the supplies, in your shoebox or basket. Put your original card sample, your “kits”, stamps, ink and anything else that is needed but not in the basic supply kit in the shoebox or basket. You may choose to put each kit into a separate sandwich bag. Include written/printed instructions for your card in your shoe box. You will not be demonstrating these, so please make sure your instructions are very, very clear so that even beginners can easily complete your card. On the outside of your box, please put your name so we know who made which project. You may want to cut a few extras in case boo-boos occur. Please label all your supplies. The number of kits needed depends on how many people we get to sign up. In addition, please bring the hostess's copy of your shoebox project completed, as a thank you. I probably won't be able to stamp during the day, and I don't want to miss anything! Please bring 18 shoebox kits plus 2 completed projects.

Food – We’re going to have sign ups for food, so please indicate on the registration sheet what you will bring to share. Please be specific; don’t just say “food”! Bottled water will be provided.

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! Everyone will leave with a bag of fabulous goodies. The goodie bags will all have the same value with some variations in colors, etc.

Door Prizes – There will be a limited number of door prizes available, by random drawing. Donations from our own group are always welcome so let me know if you’d like to make a door prize donation and what it is. We will, of course, be awarding the +1’s from all of the swaps.

Gift Swap – You don’t have to sign up for this one, but if you would like to participate, bring a wrapped gift related to our stamping passion. We will draw for those so that everyone who brings one will also leave with one. Value on these should be about $5, and stamped projects are always appreciated! If it’s something you’d like to take home, it’s probably perfect! This swap will be done “Yankee Trader” style. Be sure to include your name somewhere inside so the lucky winner knows who to thank. REMEMBER: Stamping-related!!!

Other Stuff – 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.

Make and wear a nametag with your name (and your SCS name) so that we know you on sight. There may be a nametag contest so keep that in mind when you’re creating yours.

Don't forget your camera!

Other things to remember: We're not running a race so SPEED is not the intent of the day. It is supposed to be a FUN day of stamping not seeing whether you can be the first one done. If you're done first, you will have ample opportunity to VISIT with your stamping friends.

Complete the registration form and forward with your $20 payment ($21 via PayPal) by noon on Friday, 3/9. All funds collected will be spent on the event. Your registration is complete when your payment is received. Hope you can make it!

hlw966 01-10-2012 12:38 PM

Shoebox Project Count: Please bring 18 kits plus 2 completed projects, one for shoebox sample and one for hostess thank you.

Who's coming --
(Remember, registrations/payments are due by noon on 3/9)

0 Heidi - hlw966 - paid
1 Gayla - snowcountry311 - paid
2 Nancy - njbaker - paid
3 Arlene - arlenevita - paid
4 Shari Thompson - shari01 - paid
5 Joyce Marra - mutter - paid
6 Tina - TeeGeeDee - paid
7 Melissa - mrswoj - paid
8 Arlene L - paid
9 Eloise - rubber obsession - paid
10 Jill - paid
11 Walda - paid
12 Pat W - paid
13 Irene - paid
14 Debra - debragmc - paid
15 Michele - redwood17 - paid
16 Linda B - nycardlady - paid
17 Sue - StampinHappyInCT - paid
18 IreneRum - paid

hlw966 01-10-2012 12:39 PM

Swap Etiquette -- Since we will all be swapping at least one item (card fronts, ATCs, 3-D), I found some good general guidelines 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".

1) Quality work -- This isn't about the quantity of layers or embellishments (please do use at least 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.

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 no vendor requirement on any of the swaps, although all swaps should have good quality stamps, cardstock, inks, etc. This is not the time to unload your cheap cardstock!

4) Would you like to receive your swap or make your shoebox project? Then it's PERFECT!

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!!

hlw966 01-10-2012 12:40 PM

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. Bottled water and coffee will be provided.

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 a sandwich. We do have a refrigerator available, outlets to plug in crockpots, and a microwave.

1 24 pk water, coffee, cooler w/ ice - Heidi
2 Brownies - Shari
3 Pulled pork sandwiches - Yum! - Melissa
4 Mac salad - Arlene L
5 Tossed salad - Eloise
6 Dessert - Irene
7 chili - Debra
8 dessert - Sue
9 pretzels/hummus - Joyce
10 fruit salad - Jill
11 coffee cake - Linda B
12 banana bread - Tina
13 oriental salad - Pat W
14 Ice tea & lemon - Gayla
15 Mac & Cheese - Walda
16 Scoops & Cheddar - IreneRum
17 Paper products - Arlene
18 Cupcakes - Michele

hlw966 01-10-2012 12:41 PM

Directions:

From the NYS Thruway, take exit #18 (New Paltz). Past toll booths, turn right at the light onto Rt 299 east (5 miles). At the end of Route 299, turn right at the light onto Rt 9W south. After about 2 miles, take the right exit ramp to the Mid-Hudson Bridge towards Poughkeepsie. Follow Route 44 over the Mid-Hudson bridge and through Poughkeepsie. Continue on Route 44 as it splits to the left about 2 miles after the bridge. Follow Route 44 through Pleasant Valley, past the Taconic Pkwy. The building will be on your left 15.2 miles from the Mid-Hudson bridge BEFORE you reach the town of Millbrook. If you see Route 44A on your left, you just missed it. :)

Let me know if you need directions from other areas. It is very easy to get to from the Taconic, if you choose that road.

wendykins 01-10-2012 12:43 PM

where is Hudson valley? Coming from Northwestern CT....always wondering how far away your get-togethers are?

arlenevita 01-10-2012 12:56 PM

CARDFRONT SWAP ~ Final Count is 11 :D
Please read Post #3 about quality! This is a No Vendor Requirements swap.

Theme Suggestion: Masculine...we are always on the quest for cool card ideas for the males in our lives so let's share some fun stuff!

1 Door Prize
2 Arlene - arlenevita
3 Nancy - njbaker
4 Gayla - snowcountry311
5 Walda
6 debragmc
7 redwood17
8 Linda B - nycardlady
9 IreneRum
10 Joyce M
11 Jill

njbaker 01-10-2012 03:05 PM

ATC and Recipe Swaps
 
ADDING A RECIPE SWAP TOO!! THANKS HEIDI!

Final count=6

~~ 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)

1. Door Prize
2. Nancy
3. Gayla
4. Debra
5. Arlene L.
6. Melissa
7.


~ ATC SWAP ~

Final count=7

You can look here for information about Artist Trading Cards.

This is a NVR swap. You can use any paper, embellishments, ink, etc. you choose.

1. DOOR PRIZE
2. Nancy - njbaker
3. Gayla - snowcountry311
4. Arlene - arlenevita
5. Melissa - mrswoj
6. Shari - shari01
7. Arlene L.
8.
9.


snowcountry311 01-10-2012 03:22 PM

3D swaps

1. DOORPRIZE
2. snowcountry311.... gayla
3. njbaker....... nancy
4. ...............walda
5. mutter .....joyce
6. hlw966....heidi

njbaker 01-10-2012 03:48 PM

Arlene....... please sign me up for cardfront.
Gayla....... please sign me up for 3Ds.

thanks!

snowcountry311 01-10-2012 04:02 PM

as always i'm in for all.
heidi put me down for atleast 1 doorprize

hlw966 01-10-2012 06:42 PM

Hi Ladies, I just finished up with class, ladies have left, and I'm cleaning up. I need to head to bed so I can get up for swimming. I'll get the registration form attached tomorrow.

Wendy, you must not be far from here, because we are not far from NW CT. The shoebox swap will be in Millbrook, NY. Hope you can make it! I've seen your name on posts many times and have wondered where you are.

snowcountry311 01-10-2012 07:49 PM

wendy fill your car w/ fellow stampers! come join us

arlenevita 01-10-2012 11:47 PM

Nancy, please add me to ATC and may I ride with you (I'm assuming I can but I thought I'd be polite and ask :D)?

arlenevita 01-10-2012 11:55 PM

Heidi, I'm sure I can come up with a couple of door prizes. I seem to be finding a few duplicates of some very nice goodies as I organize my stash.

njbaker 01-11-2012 02:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arlenevita (Post 19075218)
Nancy, please add me to ATC and may I ride with you (I'm assuming I can but I thought I'd be polite and ask :D)?

yeppers!

NYTripletMommy 01-11-2012 02:27 AM

Please sign me up!! All three swaps please and thank you :)

wendykins 01-11-2012 02:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hlw966 (Post 19074810)
Hi Ladies, I just finished up with class, ladies have left, and I'm cleaning up. I need to head to bed so I can get up for swimming. I'll get the registration form attached tomorrow.

Wendy, you must not be far from here, because we are not far from NW CT. The shoebox swap will be in Millbrook, NY. Hope you can make it! I've seen your name on posts many times and have wondered where you are.

An hour and a half...totally doable!


checking dates, but I think i am in this time! Yay me!!! Maybe i can get some more people from around here to come.

snowcountry311 01-11-2012 07:32 AM

always more fun to drag other stamper along for the day!

TeeGeeDee 01-11-2012 10:31 AM

Heidi ...

Please sign me up. Payment will follow as soon as my days' off request has been confirmed. The person that does this only work 2 days a week so It may be a month before I know for sure but that should still be in time for the payment deadline.

I'll decide which (if any) optional swaps I'll join once I've sorted through my supplies. I hope to find something to donate for a door prize too.

Do you know the maximum number of attendees the space can accommodate? This helps me when I'm sorting through my stash for possible things to use in my project/swaps.

hlw966 01-11-2012 11:21 AM

I knew you were going to ask that, Tina. ;)

Although the room holds more, I'm estimating about 24 ppl.

TeeGeeDee 01-11-2012 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hlw966 (Post 19076714)
I knew you were going to ask that, Tina. ;)

Although the room holds more, I'm estimating about 24 ppl.

I always do, don't I? :D

I will set aside anything that will be enough for 30 "whatever" to allow for some prototypes and oopsies and will plan/design from there (and shop as needed). DH can think I'm organizing my room and I'll be planning a project!

TeeGeeDee 01-11-2012 11:42 AM

Oooh ... and I'm Lucky # 7!!!!!

shari01 01-11-2012 12:02 PM

Nancy could you sign me up for the ATC swap?

Heidi could you put me down to bring brownies? Also I will give you the registration money when I see you Thursday...

-Shari Thompson

mrswoj 01-11-2012 12:33 PM

Sign me up Heidi!!! For food I'll bring my pulled pork (Shari will be happy about that!) :D

Nancy, add me to the ATC swap, please

snowcountry311 01-11-2012 12:37 PM

melissa no 3D? come on you know you want to

hlw966 01-11-2012 03:41 PM

Wow, ppl are signing up fast and furious. Guess people want to stamp! :)

snowcountry311 01-11-2012 03:57 PM

always

snowcountry311 01-11-2012 04:30 PM

i'm riding w/nancy. claiming my seat now

momoffive 01-11-2012 04:34 PM

could you please sign me up! Thank You

njbaker 01-11-2012 04:38 PM

I'm all up to date....... we've all been WAITING for a stamping event!!

YAY!!

njbaker 01-11-2012 04:39 PM

YAY!! Meg too!!

snowcountry311 01-11-2012 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by momoffive (Post 19077592)
could you please sign me up! Thank You

for the 3D,right?

rubber obsession 01-11-2012 07:05 PM

Heidi, I don't see Irene on your list oops. I'll bring a tossed salad w/dressing on the side. I don't know how this show's up but it's Eloise

hlw966 01-12-2012 04:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rubber obsession (Post 19078035)
Heidi, I don't see Irene on your list oops. I'll bring a tossed salad w/dressing on the side. I don't know how this show's up but it's Eloise

Waving hi, El! I hadn't heard from Irene yet, but I assumed she's coming. Otherwise, who's opening the door? :rolleyes:

hlw966 01-12-2012 04:47 AM

Although we don't have a hard cap, I'm thinking we should cap at 30 or so, so we have time to make everyone's project.

arlenevita 01-12-2012 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hlw966 (Post 19078533)
Although we don't have a hard cap, I'm thinking we should cap at 30 or so, so we have time to make everyone's project.

30 does sound like plenty of stamping fun for one day! ;)

mrswoj 01-12-2012 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowcountry311 (Post 19076968)
melissa no 3D? come on you know you want to

HaHa....I MAY do a 3D......I loved the ones I got from the Utica swap. I have to start looking around for ideas first before I commit. I'll be sure to let you know. ;)

tiggerificandi 01-12-2012 02:54 PM

Can you ladies sign me up please?

Miss you all too much!

njbaker 01-12-2012 03:21 PM

Wahoo!!! Andi is coming!!


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