Sunday, September 3, 2017

Registration is OPEN for the October 7, 2017 Regional #NoVaStamping #MyStampingFriends

It’s time for the next Regional Gathering
in Northern Virginia PLUS
I’m super excited to announce
we've added a Regional-To-Go option
What: My Stamping Friends Northern Virginia Regional Gathering #NoVaStampingFriends #MyStampingFriends
Where: The Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department in Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027
When: Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9am to 3pm
Who: Registration is opening to everyone on Sunday, September 3, 2017 and closes Sunday, September 24, 2017 or EARLIER IF WE HIT CAPACITY.
Why: I want to share what I love with YOU, My Stamping Friends.
The Details:
Event:  Let's get together to have some FUN!! We'll use new product from the upcoming Holiday catalog, have some main stage demonstrations, stamp cards and projects, swap cards for fresh ideas, check out the display areas, catch up with all our stamping friends, and MORE....all done Stampin' Up! style. I've added in a few new exciting things this time and you won't want to miss this gathering. 

NEW this time, we are offering a Regional-To-Go for My Stamping Friends that can't make it to the event in Northern Virginia but who don't want to miss out on the fun.

Registration is opening on Sunday, September 3, 2017 and closes Sunday, September 24, 2017 or EARLIER IF WE HIT CAPACITY.  

Once registration opens, you can register by clicking here and then join the conversations on my Facebook page My Stamping Friends or on the Facebook event page by clicking HERE

In-Person attendees should bring:
• A notebook and pen
• A camera for photos of main stage presentations, display boards, photos with your friends, etc. You KNOW you’ll want to post photos of this event. And don’t forget to caption them with #NoVaStampingFriends and #MyStampingFriends
• Bring your own favorite adhesives (snail, fast fuse, mono, fine tip glue pen, tear and tape, dimensionals, etc.) and scissors for your Make and Takes. When we get closer to the event I will post a list of what supplies we will be using and you can feel free to bring yours and use them at your table if you prefer. We WILL have everything else you need available but this could help your make and takes go quicker.

The In-Person Registration includes:
• Attendance at the event
• A welcome bag with surprise goodies
• Main Stage presentations by guest demonstrators of Clean and Simple to WOW projects
• Products Tips & Tricks
• Lunch and Opportunity for swapping
• Display Boards for inspiration
• Projects using supplies from the new Holiday Catalog as well from the Annual Catalog.
• Make & Takes and of course some

The Regional-To-Go includes:
• A welcome bag with surprise goodies
• Photos of the Main Stage presentation samples and any notes from presenters
• Photos of the Display Boards and Card Contests
• All the Make & Take project supplies and embellishments, including die cuts (but not stamps or stamped images - to stay in compliance with Stampin' Up!) to make on your own time at your own speed
• Videos showing how to assemble the Make & Takes, with products Tips and Tricks built in (available for 3 months)
• Any Make and Take handouts we have.
• Any Prize Patrols or All Attendee Giveaways that might take place at the live event
• AND FREE SHIPPING of this box of goodies straight to you!
Plus you save on the travel costs and travel time!

There are a limited amount of spots for the Regional-to-Go so if you want a spot don't delay when registration opens on September 3, 2017. Your Regional-To-Go box will ship out after the Columbus Day holiday on October 10th.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN and the registration form can be found here and can be paid online by clicking here

REGISTRATION CLOSES on SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 (OR WHEN WE REACH CAPACITY) so get your registration form and payment to me ASAP and definitely by the end of the day on September 24th..

If you want to mail a check, and need my mailing address, please contact me.

Registration is not finalized until I have your completed form and payment. Spots cannot be held since they sell so quickly and there are no refunds. Please remember that you need to be 18 or older to attend.

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.
In-Person Schedule:
8:15 am – Doors Open, Check-In, Name Tag & Welcome Bag pick up begins. Pick your seat, mingle & swap time is available now.
9:00 am – Event begins so grab your seats
12:00 noon– (approximate time) Lunch is included in your registration fee and lunch choices will be available on your registration form.
3:00 pm– (approximate time) The program ends,  so now is the time to finish taking photos around the room, gather your things and say good-bye (sniffle, sniffle)
3:30 pm – the doors close and lock for clean up time                                      
The doors will open at 8:15am and this is the perfect time for optional swapping. This is an opportunity to meet new people, chat with other attendees and get some wonderful samples to take back home. 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 swapping which is to only use current Stampin’ Up! products on your swap (since not everyone is a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin, please do not use those products since they can't be easily duplicated by everyone).
Share the Fun:
We love to Share The Fun and we hope you will to. Grab your team, your friends, family and your stamping friends and bring them along for the fun.  You can share with them in several ways, and you can SHARE IT NOW.
·         From the Facebook Event Page click on INVITE under the top photo and then CHOOSE FRIENDS and type in your Facebook Friends name and click the button to invite them.

·         Or from the INVITE tab, you can click SHARE and post the event to your own facbook newsfeed OR to the feed of one of your Stamping Friends

·         If your friends aren’t on Facebook you can have them contact me with their email address and I can send them the info or you can paste the info into an email and send it to them and encourage them to join you. OR you can send them to my blog where they can read all this information.

·         When you’re posting anything about this event on your social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Blogs, etc) please include the following hashtag #NoVaStampingFriends to spread the word and get friends to start a conversation about the event. You can use this BEFORE, DURING and AFTER the event when you’re posting a comment on your page, a caption on each of your photos that you post - including photos of the cards you’re bringing to swap or for the display boards.
Card Contest and Display Boards:
We are going to have a card contest with several winners. If you want to enter the card contest and show off your work, please bring in some full size cards in a clear envelope with your name and contact information on a post it note. Please do not put your personal information on the cards as they will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. You can drop your submissions in the basket on the registration desk at the front door. They will be hung on the display boards for everyone to admire and photograph. At the end of the day the winners will be announced and prizes will be given. The cards on the display boards could be used for displays at future events and will get donated to the Ronald McDonald House.
The registration form has all the information about lunch. Attendees will have lunch options available to choose from when they register. There will be water and lemonade available to attendees and there are soda vending machines on site.
Miscellaneous Event Notes:
·         You must be 18 to attend.
·        Still photos are encouraged and please remember to include #NoVaStampingFriends and #MyStampingFriends when posting on any of your social media sites, and remember to make that post 'public' if you'd like any of your non-facebook friends to see how much fun you're having.

Surrounding Areas:
There are several hotels in the Tysons Corner area if you were interested in spending Friday night or Saturday night to extend the fun.
You can also check out these things to do in the area: