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Old 10-14-2007, 11:53 AM   #1
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Default January VSN -- ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW (including Oct, Nov and Dec Mini VSN Info.)

This thread will contain all the information you need to play VSN. This thread will be locked so that the information can be easily found. I will, in the coming days, provide links to threads where discussion and questions about each topic can be held (this will get you in practice for the actual VSN night )



Dates: JANUARY 18 & 19, 2008

Theme: Girls Night Out!

Mini VSN Kickoff Dates:
October 19th, 7:00 PM EST (play period October 19 - November 2)
November 10th, 7:00 PM EST (play period November 10 - November 24)
December 5th, 7:00 PM (play period December 5 - December 19)

Brought to you by your coordinators:
Kim (nutsymuhl) & Katherine (beadfreak22)

Want to discuss the Theme? Do so here!


Other Posts:

2 - What is VSN? (see post #2)

3 - What is Mini VSN? (see post #3)

4 - A List of Hostesses

5 - Links to Mini VSN MAster Threads
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What is VSN?

VSN stands for Virtual Stamp Night, which is a SplitCoastStampers tradition. VSN consists of a series of stamping challenges for participants to complete. ANYONE can play, there is no registration or fee and you can do as many or as few challenges as you’d like. Whether you are a new stamper or a seasoned vet, VSN will get you to try new things and get your creativity flowing. Most importantly, VSN is all about fun!


VSN Forum


Everything VSN takes place in the VSN forum.

You can even subscribe to the forum and be notified of new threads and posts. To subscribe, first be on the thread listing page for the VSN forum. Then select ‘Subscribe to this Forum’ from the drop ‘Forum Tools’ drop down menu.


VSN Basics


Theme – The Coordinators choose a theme for the VSN. Challenges usually relate to the theme. The theme for January 2008 is Girls Night Out.

Challenges – VSN is made up of a series of stamping challenges. The challenge is a set of rules to be followed when making a card or project. Challenges can involve something simple like a color scheme, more involved like creating a specific type of interactive card, or a stamping technique; and challenges can even be non-card types.

Schedule – VSN is two days – Friday night and Saturday. The ‘Tailgate Party’ on Friday beings at 6pm EST; Saturday begins at 12 noon EST. Challenges are posted every hour until 11pm EST. You have 45 minutes to complete each challenge and an extra 15 minutes to clean up, snack, upload or do whatever you need to. You do not have to have your challenge submission uploaded within that timeframe, but it must be uploaded by the deadline.

Participation – All challenges will be posted in the Master Challenge thread found at the top of the VSN forum. The thread will be stickied – to stay at the top of the forum – and locked so that you can easily find each new challenge. In addition, each host will post a “chat” thread for their challenge. The chat thread is where you may ask any questions about that challenge (or simply chat). Also, you do not have to play every challenge – your level of participation is up to you. Finally, you do not have to play a challenge when it is posted, but you do need to complete your card within 45 minutes – this is on the honor system – and it must be uploaded by the deadline.

Deadline – All VSN submissions must be uploaded to the SCS gallery by 11pm EST, Sunday, January 20th to be considered for judging. Each submission must include the unique code (for example: JAN08VSNA) in the keywords field; this will ensure each host can find your entry. It is not required to post a link to your entry within the chat thread, but many people enjoy doing so. Winning entries will be announced a few days after the deadline. Each winning entry will be moved into a special gallery.


What Does a VSN Host/Hostess Do?


Each challenge is presented by a challenge host/hostess. The host chooses a challenge topic and is responsible for judging his/her challenge entries.

Additionally, the host will also start a chat thread for their challenge, where you can go to ask questions or just hang out and chat! Hosts are allowed to play, and win, during VSN (just not their own challenge).


What Do the Coordinators Do?


Each VSN has two coordinators. Coordinators choose the hosts, post the challenges, and just all-around coordinate the entire VSN. Coordinators participate by helping to make samples for the challenges. Coordinators are not eligible to win any VSN categories.


What Can You Do to Prepare?


Prior to VSN the coordinators will post several things to help you prepare for VSN:
• Rules – specific and detailed guidelines for participation and submission
• Shopping List – a list of supplies you may need to complete the challenges
• Schedule – starting times and VSN codes
• Other Relevant Information – anything else that the coordinators feel will be helpful

If you have questions, please feel free to PM myself (nutsymuhl) or beadfreak22 at any time.
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What is Mini VSN?


Mini VSNs are new. Each one will consist of 4 challenges, all posted at the same time. Participants will have 2 weeks to complete and upload their submissions to each challenge. These are great for beginners, those that live in different time zones, and those that don't have the time to sit and play in real time.

When are the Mini VSNs?

Friday, October 19th, 7:00 PM EST kickoff (Play Period October 19 - November 2)
November 10th, 7:00 PM EST kickoff (Play Period November 10 - November 24)
December 5th, 7:00 PM kickoff (Play Period December 5 - December 19)
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A list of hostesses:

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...d.php?t=293555
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Links to the Mini VSNs

October Mini

November Mini

December Mini

GIRLS NIGHT OUT VSN MASTER THREAD
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Default VSN Preparation Hints and Tips

Here are some things I found in a thread started by Jeanne S, to help you get ready for VSN.

Buy plenty of chocolate
Have plenty of caffeine ready (coffee, tea, diet coke...)
Have dinner in the crockpot or order takeout
Line up a babysitter or have DH take care of the kids for the weekend
Cut some cardstock for bases
Pick out 5 or 6 stamp sets and a few backgrounds to use
Put shopping list items in one place, within easy reach
Set up an extra table, if you have the room
Make sure your stamp space is clean
Empty trash
Make sure you have extra camera batteries and the ones in your camera are charged
Make sure your Stamp n Scrub is clean and dry
Print off VSN Schedule
Clean your stamp space, as you go
Put favorite tools at arm's reach
Check adhesive supply
Print out sketches and/or Color Combos for inspriation
Use a kitchen timer
Lay out Designer (Printed) Paper to use

A special thank you to Jeanne S, crazycatstamper, laurakj, avonlea, sleepyinseattle, eliotstamps, and mlj-mlj, stagccva, lacyquilter, kandicejo for their input and ideas.
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