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GarnetJ 07-08-2012 05:05 PM

WA* 6th Annual Shoebox Swap

...another Shoebox Swap for NW Washington and Lower BC
(or for anyone beyond those borders who just loves to play with stamps).

Date... Saturday, October 6th.
Time... 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:30 - 9:00 = arrival and coffee
9:00 we start crafting

Place... Laurel Church (just north of Bellingham, WA)
Registration fee... $11 ($3 for the church and $8 for the fun stuff)

Here’s the Plan...
Design a project (card, basket, box, etc)
Create 19 kits of your project. Put the kits in a shoebox or basket
Each shoebox will be set at a marked space
Attendees/swappers will move from project to project. (this works better than when we passed the projects around) Some people will finish faster than others, but there is plenty of space to work side by side when needed. Each of us will go home with 19 new projects.

Lots of goodies for everyone!
Door prizes!
AND vote for your favorite project.

Registration list...
Strictly limited to 20 swappers.
I will add a waiting list if necessary.
Please...It is easier if each attendee is a Splitcoast member and signs up with her real name and user name. "Group" sign-ups are confusing to me.

Send your registration fee to me...
Garnet Parker
327 Beard Road
Lynden, WA 98264

GarnetJ 07-08-2012 05:05 PM

* Design and create your card or other item.
* Assemble 2 finished examples — one for the working table and one for the "vote here" table.
* Prepare enough kits for 20 duplicates. Do a good bit of the cutting and stamping ahead of time. We will basically be assembling the projects while sharing fun and laughter.
* Use 20 small bags or envelopes and put a kit in each.
* Be sure to print 20 copies of your instructions... one for each gal.
* You do not need to provide tape and glue for your project.... each swapper should bring her own.

Your kits...
* 20 kits (19 for us gals to make + 1 in case there are any mistakes)
* any necessary "stuff" to create your project
* 1 completed item so we can see what we’re making
* 1 completed item to enter in the “Vote for Best Project”

Also bring...
* Your own tape, glue, pop-dots, scissors, pen, pencils et cetera. In other words, a small “tool kit” to carry with you from project to project.
* If you have extra cards at home that you would like to donate to the church's card ministry, we would be delighted to have them.

Sack Lunch...
This worked well last year and no leftovers!

Name Tag...
Create your own name tag. Make it a piece of artwork that you can be proud to wear. (and I'll try to remember mine)

Janitor’s request...
No loose glitter. No embossing powder. Those things get in the carpet and stay for months. Stickles are fine. Watercolors and chalk are great.

GarnetJ 07-08-2012 05:07 PM


1. Cindy...YLM-paid
2. Missie... Coffeediva-paid
3. Jenn... paid

4. Julie... jkstieber-paid
5. Karen... c3wham-paid
6. open
7. Sandy... sj5734-paid
8. Mary Ellen... thyme-paid
9. Debbi... britt
10. Martha... MEnmystamps-paid
11. Cindy... lyndenkftr-paid
12. Sue Struss - paid
13. Anne... jellybeans-paid
14. Sue... foleysfriend - paid
15. Garnet... GarnetJ-paid
16. Ruth... Lily_Louise
17. Diana... paid
18. Angie... paid

19. Alex... Alexandra Strong-paid
20. open

YLM 07-08-2012 06:02 PM

please sign us up

Jenn not on SCS
Thanks Cindy

jkstieber 07-08-2012 06:18 PM

Planning to attend!

c3wham 07-08-2012 06:41 PM

Hi Garnet,
Don't forget about me, Dorothy, and Sandy!! Please sign us up speedy quick!!! Thanks, Karen

jellybeans 07-08-2012 10:29 PM

This sounds like a lot of fun. I've never met anyone here IRL. I just emailed a friend in BC to see if she might be interested in going. I will let you know lickety-split if we will be coming as soon as I hear back from her, probably on Monday. I'm hoping she can go.

sj5734 07-09-2012 08:05 AM

Sandy Hels
Hi Garnet -

I had so much fun last year........I'm in for this year, too !! I think Karen Harper already asked you to sign me up, but I wanted to make sure.

I'll send you my $$$ this week.

See you in October !!

Sandy Hels

AutmAngel 07-09-2012 09:38 AM

Hi Garnet, I am so excited, Karen, Sandy & I had such a BLAST last year, we are all excited about coming again this year. See you in October, Dorothy (AutmAngel)

thyme 07-09-2012 04:39 PM

Please add me to the list...thrilled to be attending this year.
Mary Ellen

MEnmystamps 07-10-2012 06:14 AM

Hurray! Glad you can make it this year Mary Ellen!


Originally Posted by thyme (Post 19545405)
Please add me to the list...thrilled to be attending this year.
Mary Ellen

MEnmystamps 07-10-2012 06:15 AM

Hello Garnet, thanks so much for organizing us again!
PLease add me and Lu-Cindy Schiller. She is on SCS.
Also, if there is room Sue Struss.


jellybeans 07-10-2012 11:48 AM

Hi Garnet,

Please add me and my friend, Sue, to the list of those attending.

Anne Bergam SCS jellybeans
Sue Nagata SCS foleysfriend

I am really looking forward to meeting fellow SCS's in the area and spending a fun day with you all.


jaydekay 07-10-2012 02:36 PM

Hi Garnet! so sad to say that I won't be able to come this year!
I will miss seeing everyone! I know you all will have a great time!

lyndenkftr 07-10-2012 03:47 PM

Shoebox Swap
Can't wait to go this year. Missed it last year:( I have a great card for everyone to make this year and I'm looking forward to the projects everyone else is making. See you there!

Oh . . . that means Garnet . . . sign me up, please :-)

GarnetJ 07-10-2012 05:57 PM

Thank you to everyone for signing up. First come first served et cetera...

I did not see all these post, so I sent another PM this morning. Better check the thread tools once again and make sure I have subscribed.

Judy.... so sorry you cannot participate.

YLM 07-11-2012 08:17 PM

love that we are having another one can't wait..

YLM 07-11-2012 08:19 PM

Did I read this right $11.00 each

Lily_Louise 07-12-2012 06:27 AM

Hi Garnet

Been away lots again this year but am hoping to still be at home in October or the early part anyway. Please could you sign me up as if I need to go away I'll try to make sure it's after October 6th! Missed the last two, possibly three events, so would love to touch base again with some of the ladies whose names I recognise and meet some new stamping friends too! :)

GarnetJ 07-12-2012 08:37 AM

Cindy... Yes, I upped the ante to eleven dollars.

Ruth... Hooray... it will be good to see you again.

ETA... just looked at the first PM where I said 10. Hope you all are okay with the raise.

Lily_Louise 07-13-2012 08:20 AM

Garnet, perhaps I could 'pop' across the border one day and meet you in Lynden for lunch to give you my $11 for the event. It would probably be nearer the end of August after I get back from UK. Have another wedding to go to, the second family one this year!!

GarnetJ 07-13-2012 09:30 AM

Ruth... that sounds like a treat! Call me when you get back.

GarnetJ 07-16-2012 09:17 AM

Wow! Only 2 spots left!

GarnetJ 07-17-2012 09:50 AM

Down to just ONE SPOT
I will add a waiting list, in case we have unexpected changes.

jkstieber 07-17-2012 10:18 AM

I'll try to get my check in the mail to you this week sometime. Might be next week, my schedule is an absolute bear this week.

GarnetJ 07-19-2012 05:01 PM

Going away for a few days. Mail is on hold. I will get it on Wednesday.

Happy Convention to you gals who are "playing" there.

purple7 07-23-2012 12:40 PM

Hi Garnet,
We would like to be put on the waiting list. Since there is three of us one spot won't do unfortunately. So if you can please place Julie H, Kristi S and I on the waiting list that would be great. Thanks so much! Hope we get to come. Have a great day!
Debbie Resch

GarnetJ 07-24-2012 10:36 AM

Debbie... I am sad! Maybe we can convince the others to raise the maximum to 22.

susanbri 07-24-2012 11:02 AM

I'll take the last spot, please!! I've never done one of these before but Anne (jellybeans) tells me it is great fun!

I live in Canada so to pay, do I send you a US money order?

GarnetJ 07-25-2012 08:31 PM

Hello Susan,
Welcome to our swap. A money order is probably the way to go, although I think you can write a check with "Payable in U.S. Dollars" on the bottom line.

c3wham 07-30-2012 07:50 AM

Hi Garnet, I mailed my check to you this morning. See you in October! Karen

YLM 07-30-2012 01:40 PM

Mailing out in the morning $$$$ for Cindy Missie Jenn
see you in Oct.

YLM 07-30-2012 05:29 PM

check written card Idea made getting ready for some stampin!

GarnetJ 07-30-2012 08:03 PM

Thank you, Cindy and Karen.

I have too many ideas!!! HELP!

HeatherN_WA 07-30-2012 08:54 PM

Just seeing this now. I would love to be put on the waiting list. Can you point me to where I might see samples of projects that were made last year?

GarnetJ 07-31-2012 10:02 AM

Swap 2007
Hi Heather, I only have pictures from one of the past swaps. Here is a link. Do any of you other gals have an album?

purple7 08-01-2012 04:54 PM

Let us know if space increases. We would really appreciate it. Thanks Garnet!!!

GarnetJ 08-06-2012 11:35 AM

Hi Debbie (and Julie and Kristi) Wishing that I could "grow" the number of spots. Maybe next year we can do 24. Or we could try for 30 crafters and divide us up into two separate groups. We could take a poll this year to see if expansion is a good idea.

thyme 08-08-2012 09:04 PM

If you are home tomorrow (Thursday 8/9) I will run my check over for the swap.
Your organization is superb. Did you make it to Tuesday Morning this week?
Take Care, M.E.

GarnetJ 08-11-2012 02:52 PM


Originally Posted by thyme (Post 19607794)
If you are home tomorrow (Thursday 8/9) I will run my check over for the swap.
Your organization is superb. Did you make it to Tuesday Morning this week?
Take Care, M.E.

Sorry, I have not been on Splitcoast for a few days. I plan to stop and drop of some paper for the Nicaragua project.

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