I Survived StampMania V…

April 23rd, 2008

but just barely!  LOL!

No – really it was an awesome event!  Things ran pretty smoothly and I think everyone had a really good time.  We ended up with 125 people after some cancellations within the last few days.

On Friday night our team of volunteers headed over to the venue to begin the set up process – most importantly stuffing 130 bags with flyers, pens and goodies.  Then we were all back at it Saturday morning at 10am to finish up.  There’s no way Emily, Joy and I could pull this event off without a fabulous team of volunteers.  Here they are:


We began registration at 11:30 and were able to finish up right on schedule at 12:15 so we could get started with our welcome and a get-to-know-you ice breaker game…then it was on to a day filled with stamping and door prizes and sponsor prizes and M&T’s.  I emceed and I don’t think I sat down for more than maybe 5 minutes 4 or 5 times throughout the day.

Here’s an overview of just half of the room – click the thumbnail to view it larger.scsm-5-room-overview.jpg

We seat 4 people per round table and everyone rotates around (according to a numbered chart) to do 10 shoebox projects.  Plus we had two Make&Takes – our roster project headed up by Emily plus a card sponsored by Stampendous and taught by Taylor.  One of our main goals is for people to meet each other – not just to stamp projects.  It makes me the most happy to find out about friendships built or strengthened through our StampMania events.

Speaking of friendships….here I am with my event partners Emily and Joy:


We make a great team!  And we even had matching shoes this year!


There’s another picture somewhere of lots more red shoes – LOL! – but it wasn’t on my camera so I need to get it from someone who has it.  My camera actually died halfway through the day despite the fact that I had the battery in the charger all night the night before.  Not sure what happened there…but thanks Aubrey and Beth for sharing pics with me!

We took some group photos before we headed over to Frantone’s for an all you can eat Italian buffet!


People are already talking about next year and I’m still in that dazed StampMania hang over state.  I think I’ll need a few more days to recover!  I finally got some laundry done today, but we still have no groceries!  Oh – I stamped a card for the SCS Sketch Challenge today…haven’t photographed it yet, so I’ll try to get back to share that tomorrow.

If you’re planning a SCS Shoebox gathering Emily, Joy and I are more than happy to share our experience with you.  If you have an opportunity to attend one of these events in your area..or even if you have to travel a bit to get to one…DO IT!  You won’t regret it!  To see lots more pics from StampMania V click here.

Sorry I’ve been so scarce.  I should be back in the normal swing of things soon.  Thanks for stopping by.


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  2. Shannan Teubner Says:

    How fun, and I’m lovin those shoes!!

  3. Tandra Boyer Says:

    It was amazing as usual Jami!! You guys could run Convention Im sure!!!
    I cannot BE-LIEVE the door prizes offered! WOW!!!!!
    Thakns for all the hard work you guys put in for Mania!!! It is SO appreciated!!

  4. Sherri aka sherristampsalot Says:

    Looks like tons of fun! I helped organize one here in VA last year…we had about 15 people! This year we got up to 25 really fast and had to cut off registration!! It’s so much fun to get together and meet other SCSers!

  5. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Hi Jami. Sure was cool meeting you at StampMania.

  6. notimetostamp Says:

    Oh my gosh — what a crew — how fun!!! Love those feet!!! LOL!!!

  7. Kathi Says:

    Wowzers! I had no idea that SCSM was organized in such a cool way to get everyone mixing (I should have known with these anazing women at the helm!) and stamping so many projects! That’s incredible and welllll….to have it color coordinated…with matching shoes, even………well, you women deserve medals for pulling it off. Very cool and I will make it someday! I must! Sounds amazing.

  8. Beth Silaika Says:


    I got my fun stampin shoes at Kohls the other day!!!


    Love the pix!

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