Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Northern Virginia Stampin' Up! Style Regional Gathering 3/8/14 - Jennifer Timko announced as a presenter - Make sure to Register Today!

Good Morning My Stampin Friends,

I'm so happy today to be able to announce (I would say introduce, but she needs NO introduction) one of our amazing presenters at the Northern Virginia Stampin' Up! Style Regional Gathering on March 8th, 2014.  You can STILL REGISTER until March 1st so don't delay. Read on for event information and click here for the event registration form.

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I get to announce JENNIFER TIMKO is going to be one of the presenters for our wonderful Regional Gathering. 

Current Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Member Jennifer Timko has been a demonstrator since October 2006 and she has loved every minute of it. She grew up in Orlando and moved all over while she was in the Air Force, until she settled in Warrenton, VA in 2001. While Jennifer has always loved Stampin' Up! Ribbons she has recently been falling in love with our punches and our Big Shot dies because they add so much WOW for such little effort. Jennifer is mostly a card maker. She does love MDS and the mechanics of 3d items but cards are her happy place. Her style is generally clean stamping. Not always simple, but she loves the clean lines and crisp layers. She also tries to add something special to each card to make it feel unique to the intended recipient. Being on the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team this year has been a highlight of her Stampin' Up! career and she feels its an amazing experience to be able to share what she loves making, with so many people. Lets give a warm welcome to Jennifer Timko.
You can register by clicking here and you can see all the event details below:
Are you looking for a local place to get together with fellow demonstrators and friends to share what you love and get inspired? Here is your chance! Come join us in Northern Virginia for a day full of fun and all sorts of exciting things.
What: A Stampin’ Up! Style Regional Gathering
Where: The Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department in Dunn Loring, Virginia
When: Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9am to 3:30p (end time is approximate)
Who: Demonstrators register first and if spots are available regist...ration will be open to guests.
Why: I want to share what I’ve love, build relationships with fellow demonstrators and share what I’ve learned at the Leadership Conferences and Annual Conventions that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of.

 The Event Details:

This is a ‘Stampin’ Up! Style’ Regional Event. I hope that gives you an idea of what standards we are shooting for. We want to help you enjoy a wonderful day full of meeting new friends, stamping, learning, sharing, swapping, laughing, eating and more stamping. We are planning lots of fun things for everyone, including but not limited to Main Stage Demonstrator presentations, showing new products from the Occasions Catalog, Sale-A-Bration tips, WOW projects, business ideas, display boards, fresh ideas, Make & Takes, a few surprises ... and more. You won’t want to miss this event. Make sure you bring your notebook, a pen and your camera so you can remember all the fun things we are going to share.

Location: We will be meeting in the Community Hall of the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department located at 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, VA 22043
Parking: There is plenty of free parking behind the fire station. Enter through the large double doors in the rear of the building.

8:15 – Doors Open, Name Tag and Welcome Bag pick up begins. Pick your seat, mingle and swap (general swaps or organized swaps)
9:00 – Event Begins so grab your seats
12:00 – (approximate time) Lunch is included in your registration fee
3:30 – The program ends at approximately this time. Now is the time to finish taking photos around the room, gather your things and say good-bye (sniffle, sniffle)
4:00 – the doors close and lock for clean up time
The doors will open at 8:15 and this is the perfect time for swapping. This is an opportunity to meet new people, chat with other demos and pick up a few tips along the way. You are welcome to do general swapping or organized swapping. If you are going to organize a swap and would like me to publish the info for the rest of the group, just let me know. Please remember the main rule of only using current Stampin’ Up! products on your swap.

Registration is open for current demonstrators. The registration form is available by clicking www.dlvfrd.org/Stampin-Up
If there are spots still available guests (over the age of 18) can register starting on February 13, 2014. Registration ends on March 1, 2014.
We have 125 seats available. If we sell 125 tickets I will start a waiting list. If more seats become available or if someone wants to transfer their ticket I can contact the people on the waiting list to see if they are still interested in attending.

When the doors open you will be able to pick up your name tag and goodie bag and there will be a basket at the check in desk for you to drop in your donated card for the display board and card contest.

Make sure to spread the word about this event. The more friends we get together, the more fun we’ll have. Use hashtag #NoVaStampingFriends on your social media to spread the word and get friends to join you, and when you share photos of the cards you’re bringing for the display boards or photos of your swaps. It makes us easier to find each other on social media.

Display Boards & Card Contest:
Do you want to show off some of your work? Do you want to get some fresh ideas? Bring in some full size cards that you’ve been working on (yes, you can bring in more than one card) and we’ll put them on our display boards. Please bring your full card in a clear envelope with your name and information on a post-it note on the back of the card. Several of these cards will be picked to be finalists in our card contest and the winners will be voted on by the attendees and prizes will be awarded. The cards on the display boards could be used for future events and will get donated to the Ronald McDonald House.

Lunch will be from a local restaurant. There will be water and lemonade available to attendees and there are soda vending machines on site.

What to Bring:
• A notebook and pen
• A camera for photos of displays, photos with your friends, you KNOW you’ll want to post photos of this event.
• Bring snail and scissors for your Make and Takes
• Bring some card samples for the display board
• Bring your swap cards, if you want to swap
• Please remember to label everything you bring so your items won’t get misplaced.
• We cannot really control the temperature in the venue so please dress in layers for your own comfort level

Miscellaneous Event Notes:
• You must be 18 to attend.
• You must be present to collect any prizes.
• Still photos are encouraged but taking videos is prohibited.

What does Registration include?
• Attendance at the event
• A welcome bag with surprise goodies
• Main Stage presentations by guest demonstrators
• Clean and Simple to WOW projects
• Business ideas
• Lunch
• Opportunity for swapping
• Display Boards for inspiration
• Projects using supplies from the current Occasions Mini and the Sale-A-Bration catalog
• Make & Takes and of course some

Event Fee:
February 1, 2014 – Tickets are available for current demonstrators $55 covers the entire event including lunch.
February 13, 2014 – If the hall is not full, tickets will be available for $60.
March 1, 2014 – Registration closes

Surrounding Areas:
There are several Hotels in the Tysons Corner area if you were interested in spending Friday night or Saturday night to extending the fun.
If you have any questions about the event, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Have a Stamp-tastic day!


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