StampMania Home Stretch

April 23rd, 2007

We are in the home stretch for SoCal StampMania coming up this Saturday.  My friends Joy and Emily and I starting planning this event as a local gathering of Splitcoaststampers in the fall of 2004 when we had about 12 people get together for a shoebox swap.  This will be our 4th SCSM (plus we had a MiniMania last fall) and we have 115 people coming this weekend including several flying in from out of state as well as driving from Northern CA.  It feels like there are a million little details to take care of.  (Thank you Leann for the help tonight!)  Emily is going to Vegas with her hubby for a couple of days this week and Joy’s hubby had emergency gall bladder surgery last week and is home recovering now – so just lots going on.  The three of us work so well together – each with our own area to handle – it’s a great team!!

I still need to photograph my class samples from over a week ago to share here, but not sure if I’ll get to it this week.  I need to focus on getting done what really has to get done for now, so please bare with me.

I want to be excited about this weekend, but my personality is to just focus on what needs to be done and not get too giddy so as to remain as calm as possible – I have strong tendencies toward anxiety.  But I am a total people-person and I know when all is said and done I will have had an absolute blast!  I just need to live through this week to get there!  LOL!

Here’s a pic of SCSM3 last year when we has approx. 65 people in attendance (I’m sitting on the floor on the far left next to Joy.  Emily is sitting in the chair onthe far right).  Imagine double that many this year!!!


9 Responses to “StampMania Home Stretch”

  1. Tandra Boyer Says:

    OOOOHHHHhh cant wait!! (gotta finish those swaps…mustve been dreamin’, I could’ve sworn they were done!!) Its CRAZY how in 1 year Mania has doubled in size!!
    You girls are ROCKIN’ Babes for putting this on!!!

  2. pjbstamper Says:

    Y’all are gonna have a great time! Please give Joy, Pixie, and Jenn Balcer hugs from me – plus, anyone else I know!

  3. Debra Says:

    I am crying because I won’t be there!!!! so jealous right now.

  4. cheryl Says:

    You have been tagged. tell 7 things about u and tag 7 others. Thank you for being a demo for the greatest stamp company ever!

  5. Lori Craig Says:

    I have never been to California, and just think, my first time is with really cool chicks! Jami, breath deep. I’m praying the same prayer for all of the gals involved with the planning this week…that your hours would be lengthened, your energy multiplied. CAN’T WAIT, girl!

  6. Debra Ashpaugh Says:

    Look there I am in the back. Wow Jami was that really 2004 when we had the first one? You guys have come a long way!!

    Let me know if you want me to come early on Saturday and help you. Debra

  7. Cambria Turnbow Says:

    I’m SOOOOOOO sad, that I can’t make it this year Jami! I know you’ll have a total blast!! Take a ton of photos for me okay? Don’t stress!! 🙂
    Love ya babe,

  8. andeecate Says:

    I am sooooooooooooooooo jealolus! But happy for you all! I am going to *try* to make it to California next year! I swear!

  9. Leann Says:

    Jami, you guys are awesome and do such a FABULOUS job!! Helping the other night was no problem at all. See you tomorrow!

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