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lindylou1220 09-07-2013 09:48 AM

NY * Fall Stamping in CNY - 11/2/13 (CLOSED)
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CNY Stampers Get Together
Saturday, November 2 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 5 pm on October 7. 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 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 shoebox project. This project 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.

There will be four tables with a count of 9 or 10 per 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 nearly a month 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 24 -- Post #12
  • Recipe Swap – Final Count 16 -- Post #14
  • ATC Swap – Final Count 21 -- Post #8
  • SU! Demo Quality* Swap – Final Count 15 -- Post #10
*This means only current SU! products can be used but you don’t need to be a demonstrator to participate.
  • Holiday Tag Swap – Final Count 23 -- Post #9
  • 3D Swap – Final Count 8 -- Post #11
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 as fill-ins. 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 again have the opportunity to pick out your own goodie bag items so include your Stampin’ Up! wish list on your registration form with a total of up to $15. You may include clearance rack items but allow for alternatives in case they happen to sell out. If you need more guidance here, let me know. Those who don’t send a list will have their goodies selected by me. Wouldn’t you rather choose your own? Do note that if there are fewer signups than usual, I may need to ask you to adjust your list.

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 two sets of extras from the shoebox projects as door prizes. We’ll have another 50/50 raffle to support this 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 – Fewer and fewer of us are making a pretty nametag so I’m going to drop this from our event. I will have sticker-type tags available for everyone.

Don't forget your camera!

REMEMBER: Complete the registration form and forward with your $25 payment ($27 via PayPal) by 5 pm on October 7. 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.

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lindylou1220 09-07-2013 09:49 AM

Who's coming:

1 Janet S - pd
2 Diane H - pd
3 Cheryl G - pd
4 Bo T - pd
5 Nancy B - pd
6 Lorraine P - pd
7 Gayla N - pd
8 Beth S - pd
9 Dana D - pd
10 Alice B - pd
11 Judy K - pd
12 Karen K - pd
13 Linda C - pd
14 Arlene D - pd
15 Sue B - pd
16 Anita K - pd
17 Stephanie R - pd
18 Rosalie B - pd
19 Kathy H - pd
20 Stacey D - pd
21 Amy F - pd
22 Pam N - pd
23 Melissa W - pd
24 Becky O - pd
25 Christine L - pd
26 Melanie M - pd
27 Carol K - pd
28 Sue C - pd
29 Wendy G - pd
30 Robin A - pd
31 Pat M - pd
32 Linda B - pd
33 Cheryl J - pd
34 Pam P - pd
35 Georgine L - pd
36 Maria S - pd
37 Missy A - pd


lindylou1220 09-07-2013 09:50 AM

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) The only one of these swaps requiring all current Stampin' Up! products is the demo quality swap. 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.

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!!

Swapping will likely be around lunch time.

lindylou1220 09-07-2013 09:50 AM

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 -- banana muffins; breakfast crumb cake; banana bread; almond, pumpkin & banana nut breads; I'm pretty sure Jean is going do do breakfast casseroles again...

Lunch -- mini meatballs & rolls; green salad; broccoli slaw; chicken riggies...

Snacks/Desserts -- cupcakes; no bake cake; canolli dip; dessert bars; chocolate mint cookies; cookies...

Drinks -- There will be 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).

lindylou1220 09-07-2013 09:51 AM

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.

lindylou1220 09-07-2013 09:51 AM

Card/card front donations -- We'll send any donations to Joanne V (jmventrilla) to support her donation to hospice in memory of her sister.

lindylou1220 09-07-2013 09:52 AM

Other Important Stuff

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.

evilQmom 09-07-2013 09:57 AM

Total for ATC's is 21
Finished ATC 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 card stock!

Optional: 2 extras for our hostess Linda and her helper Jean!

1. Doorprize
2. Janet-evilQmom
3. Nancy B
4. Judy K.
5. Kathy H.
6. Sue C.
7. Cheryl G.
8. Stacey D.
9. Arlene D.
10.Beth S.
11.Wendy G.
12. Christine L.
13.Sue B.
14. Robin A.
15. Amy F.
16. Georgine L.
17.Becky o.
18. Pat M.
19. Diane H.
20. Dana D.
21. Gayla

snowcountry311 09-07-2013 09:58 AM

~~~~~~~~~TOTAL NUMBER OF TAGS 23~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Rembemer to add 2, if you wish to give one to each linda & jean

HOILDAY TAG SWAP 1st ANNUAL ~join in the fun~
the basic information on this swap
1. smallest base size of tags 4"x4"
2. tags must be a minimum of 2 layers
3. think layers,dies,ribbons,bling,etc...
4. think Christmas/Hanukkah, as December so close. But other holidays are also fine.
if you have concerns or ideas~feel free to PM me,thanks.

1. doorprize
2. gayla/snowcountry311
3. Melanie M.
4. Nancy B.
5. Karen K.
6. Sue C.
7. Alice B
8. Cheryl G.
9. Stacey D.
10. Sue B.
11. Janet S.
12. Robin A.
13. Amy F.
14. Georgine L
15. Becky O.
16. Pat M.
17. Bo T.
18. Missy A.
19. Cheryl J.
20. Dana D.
21. Anita K.
22. Lorraine P.
23. Beth S.

if you like to make an extra or 2 for linda & jean. our hostess & her helper.
this optional. thanks,gayla

diane617 09-07-2013 09:58 AM

Demo Quality Swap Card Fronts
ONLY "Current Stampin' Up! products" allowed for this swap. PLEASE check current catalogs if you are in doubt.


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 name
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 one for door prize
2. Diane Hughes (diane617)
3. Linda C (Tiggy Prince)
4. Nancy (njbaker)
5. Kathy H
6. Cheryl (Love2Craft)
7. Alice B
8. Stacey D
9. Beth S (teach57123)
10. Janet S (EvilQmom)
11. Amy F
12. Becky O.
13. Missy A
14. Gayla
15. Dana D.

In the past some people have brought OPTIONAL extras for Linda and her helper Jean. Please consider this small thank-you to them for all they do. TOD

Love2Craft 09-07-2013 10:01 AM

3D Swap
What better time to have a 3D swap than right before Christmas. Great way to give a gift for co-workers, neighbors, teachers and any one else you would like to give a little Christmas cheer to. And since we will be in the giving mood, how about making 2 extras and giving them to Linda and her helper for having this gathering.

Final total for swap is 8
*10 if you would like to add Linda and her helper

1. Door Prize
2. Cheryl G (Love2Craft)
3. Stacey D
4. Beth S
5. Robin A
6. Becky O
7. Gayla
8. Bo P

9. Linda
10. Helper

bopeep12345 09-07-2013 10:32 AM

NVR Card Front Swap

Final count: 24

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. Linda C (Tiggy Pence)
3. Lorraine P (paddenl)
4. Nancy B
5. Kathy H
6. Carol K
7. Melanie M
8. Cheryl G
9. Stacey D
10. Arlene D
11. Christine L
12. Robin A
13. Amy F
14. Pam N
15. Georgine L
16. Rosalie B
17. Linda B
18. Becky O
19. Pat M
20. Bo
21. Missy A
22. Dana D
23. Cheryl J
24. Gayla N

teach57123 09-07-2013 11:26 AM

Linda, sign me up for this one. I was recently in an accident and am having some back issues, but PLAN to be well by Novemner! (Positive thinking, right?) if by any chancei won't be able to attend, I will either drop out or send my things with others.

njbaker 09-07-2013 12:22 PM


Two layers of cardstock minimum.
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

PLEASE PM me if you'd like to be included in this swap. I'll add you to the list started below.

Vendor products: NVR (no vendor restrictions)

Please include the following information somewhere on your swap:

Your name
Your SCS name
Your email address/contact information

This is a PLUS ONE swap. The plus one will be one of the doorprizes.

2. Nancy - njbaker
3. Gayla - snowcountry311
4. Linda C - TiggyPince
5. Kathy H.
6. Melanie M.
7. Cheryl G.
8. Stacey D.
9. Beth S.
10. Wendy G.
11. Christine L.
12. Melissa W.
13. Robin A.
14. Becky O.
15. Pat M.
16. Dana D.

UNLESS ... you want to provide 2 optional swaps for Linda and Jean. Then your TOTAL would be 18.

paddenl 09-07-2013 01:44 PM

I'm coming!

lindylou1220 09-07-2013 02:28 PM

Ok. All the swap heads have grabbed a spot so let the chatting begin.

lindylou1220 09-07-2013 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by snowcountry311 (Post 20327881)
I'm in
Oooppps, sorry didn't read through
Am I a swap head?. if so I'll use this spot

Not this time, Gayla. But I've got you on the list.

lindylou1220 09-07-2013 02:51 PM


Originally Posted by teach57123 (Post 20328004)
Linda, sign me up for this one. I was recently in an accident and am having some back issues, but PLAN to be well by Novemner! (Positive thinking, right?) if by any chancei won't be able to attend, I will either drop out or send my things with others.

Definitely positive thinking, Beth. Hope you are feeling better very soon.

snowcountry311 09-07-2013 04:00 PM


Originally Posted by lindylou1220 (Post 20328334)
Not this time, Gayla. But I've got you on the list.

cool. Stamping & not working!

Judy K 09-07-2013 05:53 PM

Please sign me up!

kmk24 09-07-2013 06:17 PM

I'm in!

TiggyPince 09-07-2013 09:01 PM

I'm in!!

scraphead 09-08-2013 05:28 AM

So sad, we will be on our way down to Savannah this weekend so I will miss it and all you fun ladies.

arlenevita 09-08-2013 05:32 AM

I have it on my calendar!

scrappingsue 09-08-2013 05:34 AM

Sign me up!

lindylou1220 09-08-2013 06:11 AM

Sorry, that you'll already be gone, Pat.

Judy, Karen, Linda, Arlene & Sue -- gotcha.

snowcountry311 09-08-2013 01:55 PM

working on my ATCs for ilon.

lindylou1220 09-08-2013 02:40 PM

I see you got my email, Gayla. Thanks!

snowcountry311 09-08-2013 04:12 PM

Linda~ no problem
both ATCs and 3x3s are done, for ilon.

paddenl 09-09-2013 04:00 AM

I'm in for this one.

paddenl 09-09-2013 04:01 AM

I'm in. Lorraine Padden/paddenl

lindylou1220 09-09-2013 06:30 AM

Gotcha, Lorraine. 3X even. ;-)

paddenl 09-09-2013 02:26 PM

You know what they say, third times the charm. :-)

rosa13057 09-10-2013 03:28 AM

Hi, Linda count me in! Rosalie Barone

lindylou1220 09-10-2013 05:22 AM

Glad you can make it, Rosalie.

lindylou1220 09-11-2013 03:13 AM


Some of the swaps still need to have their details filled in so if you are wanting to send your registration form before that info is posted, just check with me if you need help deciding which you want to do.

I know that everyone has lots going on so please be patient. Thanks.

njbaker 09-11-2013 05:25 AM

I'm sorry Linda .. funny that I just put it on my TO DO list for tonight.

lindylou1220 09-11-2013 09:18 AM

Nancy, I know you have your event this weekend and I saw that your mom & dad are still having medical issues. Don't worry about doing this tonight. My post was more for "reassurance" rather than to get on the swap leaders.

Hope things get better on the home front soon.

amyclaire 09-12-2013 10:25 AM

I'm coming! And I think my friend Georgine is coming again also! :)

lindylou1220 09-12-2013 10:41 AM

Really, Amy? Do tell!

I'll add you to the list but wait on Georgine.

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