Stampin Friends August Blog Hop- Hope!

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Hello there! Thank you so much for joining our blog hop this month! Our blog hop theme is “HOPE”, I’m excited to see everyone’s cards and projects, it’s a very talented group. Please welcome our guest hoppers this month, they are:  Maureen Rauchfuss, Angela Lorenz , and Kim Lamos. Welcome ladies, looking forward to seeing your creations, thank you for joining us!

For this month’s theme I decided to break out a set of new dies from the Annual Catalog called Sunshine Wishes. This set is so adorable, with great fonts too! I have been on a CAS kick (clean and simple) lately… mostly because of time constraints. I can’t wait to have some uninterrupted time to play in my craft room this weekend.

 

Since I was using the word “hope” die cut from Sunshine wishes, I wanted to eliminate that word from the stamp set I decided to use (Garden in Bloom, carried over from last year).


Love post-it notes for masking off- just trimmed down to fit over the word I did NOT want inked up…


And presto, now the front of the card reads “Hope you’re feeling special today”.

The little gift bag coordinates nicely with this card, and I have some special treats to put inside for a special someone. This card and gift bag would be appropriate for cheering up a friend, or for a special occasion or birthday. The possibilities are endless!

Remember that this group of blog hoppers gives away awesome prizes each month. To be entered to win, just comment below on this post and be sure to include the hashtag: #SFAugHop to be entered to win! THEN be sure to go comment on everyone else’s blog posts too- the more you comment, the higher the chances are you’ll get randomly selected! We mail out our prizes to you at the end of the month. There have been a lot of great prizes!

 

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That’s it for today, I hope you have a wonderful day, thanks so much for stopping by today! If you need any of the supplies I used for these projects, you can click the links at the bottom of this post and it will take you right to my online store (or contact me and I’m happy to help you out!)

Ready to go hop over to see what Siara has this month? click next:

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Or if you need to go back to check out Cindy’s site, just click previous button:

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Here are all our Blog Hoppers for August:
  1. Lynn Streifert<<< YOU ARE HERE!
Have an awesome day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: NV7XMJ9M

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”

Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

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Love the Thoughtful Branches Bundle!

Hello there stamping friends! I hope you are having a wonderful August, I had some time recently  to play with the thoughtful branches bundle and wanted to showcase some of my creations with you, I hope you enjoy them! Also this bundle is still available!




The thoughtful branches bundle is $52, and is item number 144328. 

Also- the  Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (item 126995) are back in stock!
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful day, stay cool out there! This humidity is crazy isn’t it? 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: H7MFRJPW
~Lynn Streifert, Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”
Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263
Now booking home parties for September! How about a Stamp & Sip Party? Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

Creative Circle Blog Hop- Weddings!


Hello there crafty friends! Welcome to our August blog hop with the creative circle design team,  the theme for this month is weddings! I have a wedding card and a cute box (perfect for a shower or wedding favor).

First up is the full view of my card… I have just loved using the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, and it was a perfect backdrop for my little wedding dress and tuxedo.

First I made a whisper white Bloomin’ Heart and then used the second largest of the new layering oval framelits to create the base of the wedding dress. Then I hand cut away the sides to turn it into the dress!

I decided to just free cut some scrap basic black card stock (with the trimmer) and created a tuxedo that was the right proportion to match the dress. (I kept the spare pieces from cutting the “v” into the basic black, and turned them sideways to create the collar. I hand cut the little bow-tie also. Easy peasy with our wonderful paper snips!

 

The stamp set “Floral Phrases” is absolutely perfect for wedding cards- and I stamped this in Night of Navy ink, cut out nesting ovals with the smallest layering oval framelits.

Decorating the inside is a must when the card base is such a dark color…

 

This cute little favor was inspired by a swap I received from Carol Hickman, would this be perfect filled with candy, nuts, or small trinkets?  This features our new clear mini treat boxes.

All the supplies I used to make the card and favor box are listed below. Just click and it will take you to my online store.

 

Don’t forget that you can now use your Bonus Day Coupons you earned in July (there is a special spot to type in your code you received in an email).

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Also- remember that the gorgeous, exclusive, new bundle Thoughtful Branches is available while supplies last (just click the picture)

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Other Stampin’ Up! news I want to share with you- we have just be given a sneak peek of the August 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit- AND we found it is going to be a card kit! YIPPEE, I’m increasing my order for August, this will be a perfect set to take to the Senior center for my monthly card class next month! Want to get in on the action? Here’s the link to my website to order Paper Pumpkin:

https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

 

Are you ready to go see what the amazing Sandy Mott has for us this month? click this icon:

Or if you’d like to go check out our wonderful leader’s blog, click her name, Liz Holloway.

Here are the supplies I used for my card and box:

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Scroll down and leave a comment below, thanks! I love to read from you!

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: H7MFRJPW

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”

Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

Now booking home parties for August and September! How about a Summer Stamp & Sip Party?  Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

We Create Blog Hop- August 2016!

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Happy August Everyone! Can you believe how quickly July flew by? Me neither! Here’s to our last month of “summer”… hope you find some time for crafting fun!

 


First up is my “simple” card… I’m not sure if you can tell, but this card base uses a full piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock, folded in 1/2 so the finished card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. I  needed to make a special congratulations card for a work colleague who is leaving our department for a new job at the state, and we’re having a little luncheon for her today. I needed a card for 20 people to be able to sign their well wishes, so I knew our typical card size wouldn’t be big enough. I knew this card was a little too plain, so I decided to jazz it up a little bit.


Stepped up a notch but adding sweet sugarplum ruched ribbon, wink of Stella clear glitter pen, and stamped small flowers from the Love and Affection stamp set in coordinating colors from the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper.


Close up… so you can see the Wink of Stella Glitter pen, and the tiny mini pearls I used.

 

What do you think? I love to hear from all of you- what else would you add to this card?

 

Now it’s time to go check out the rest of the creative team… click the “next” button below to go see what the amazing Kimberley has ready for us…. Don’t forget to leave us a comment- we love to know what you think about our creations.

 

 

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Here are the supplies I used to make this card:

 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! And many thanks for all of you who ordered from me in July during the “Bonus Days”… let me know if you need any help placing an order to use your $5 coupon codes. I’m happy to help you!
Have a great day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: H7MFRJPW

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”

Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

Now booking home parties for August and September! How about a Summer Stamp & Sip Party?  Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

Lynnzcrafters Team BBQ!


Hi there stamping friends, I hope you are having a wonderful week! I am so blessed to have such an amazing team of friends and talented crafters on my Lynnzcrafters team! One of my downline, Amye, volunteered to have us all over to her adorable house for a picnic dinner in her gorgeous yard. What a fun night we had eating, visiting, swapping, talking about the sneak peek’s of Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog! as demonstrators we are able to watch video segments each day to see new products before we can order them in our pre-order on August 2. What a wonderful time to be a demonstrator, you will absolutely love the new products coming this fall. I had brought along the Oh Happy Day kit so we could do a little stamping, but it got dark and we enjoyed just the fellowship together. Amazing to have so much fun and we didn’t even stamp.


We had enough food for the whole neighborhood it was all delicious!


The theme of the swaps this month was kids cards. Here is the card Sheila made, how cute?


Judy made this awesome very hungry Catapillar card!


What a perfect birthday card for a little boy, this card was made by Kim!


Our newest team member, Lisa, jumped right in with swaps, so proud of her and look at this awesome card!


And Carol made this super cute owl card, who wouldn’t love to receive this one?


Sharon’s robot card is extra shiny, she embossed  it in silver, what a perfect kid card!


What a fun and colorful birthday card by Laurie, love these colors together!


Look at how creative Brigid was creating this monster card using punches, love the new sprinkles punch as this creatures hair and arms!


And last but certainly not least is this beautiful card by our wonderful hostess Amye! Can you tell that there’s a layer of vellum paper over the jar with fireflies? So sweet!


I had a crazy busy weekend and was traveling so I did not sign up to swap, but here are the girls swapping their cards with each other. A swap is where you make a certain number of cards and trade with each other and go home with all different ones. It’s a great way to add a variety of cards to your home card collection. 


Every month I have a basket of prizes that I select for my team from the current catalog. They fill out a brief quiz, and tally up points based on their prior months sales, crafting, and knowledge of the Stampin’ Up! specials. It’s usually just 10 questions and then the person with the most points picks the first prize out of the basket. And we go down until everyone has a prize. 



This is where I stop taking pictures unfortunately. The prizes were great, the desserts were delicious and the evening was a big success! Everyone brought a dish to share and we just really enjoyed time together.

A million thanks to our gracious hostess Amye!

Let me know if you have any questions about becoming a demonstrator or you would like to join our team we would love to have you!

Have a great day!

* I apologize if I mixed up any of the swap cards, ladies please let me know if I’ve got anything wrong up above. 

Well, that’s it for today, thanks so much for visiting me and remember, if you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: H7MFRJPW

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Stampin Friends Summer Fun

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Welcome to the July issue of our Stampin Friends Blog Hop -where the theme this month is Summer Fun! I am so excited about this theme, and I can’t wait to see what everyone has created this month! I’d like to welcome to our three guest bloggers this month:

  1. Twila Davis,
  2. Robyn Rasset and
  3. Cindy Waldroff

 

I don’t know about you, but in the summer I like to spend time with my family doing fun things. I’m pretty lucky to live very close to my siblings, nieces and nephews and feel blessed that we enjoy time together and love going to the movies, on fun outings, trips, swimming and going for ice cream! After taking the kids to see the new Disney- Pixar movie Finding Dory, I was smitten with all the little fish and critters.  We absolutely loved it, roared with laughter- such a fun movie!

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Then this past weekend we made a spontaneous trip to the Syracuse Zoo (the Rosamond-Gifford Zoo) which was about two hours away from us. As you enter the zoo, the first exhibit is the aquarium! Such awesome fish and marine life! We loved it!

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So my projects today were inspired by Finding Dory and The Rosamond Gifford Zoo. I knew I had to feature our brand new stamp set called Seaside Shore and the coordinating products found in the By the Shore Suite on pages 92-93 of the new 2016-17 Annual Catalog. I love the colors in the By the Shore DSP, but I wanted to incorporate more blues that are seen in nature, so I used Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise card stock for the base of my two cards.

 

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My two seaside shaker cards- super fun and used real beach sand!!

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Cutting the window sheets about an 1/8″ smaller than the front of the card is helpful.

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Be sure your sand and shells are clean and dry!

 

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Word to the wise- move the fish up a little bit (or add less sand). I stamped the greeting on another piece of window sheet and then used glue dots to adhere the three fishes so they would be “inside” the faux water.

 

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I just adore our new foam adhesive strips- they worked perfectly for both of my shaker cards!

 

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For the second card I omitted the greeting, and added coral to the inside part of the card (which I strategically placed behind the fish).

 

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Then for my 3D project, I opted to try my hand at a mini aquarium- perfect for my office- these fish won’t die on me! I stamped with Stazon ink and then colored with Sharpies on the opposite side where I inked. Then I even brushed some of my clear wink of stella over them, which is hard to see. I used clear elastic thread (from my jewelry making stash) and used glue dots to adhere the fish to the clear thread.

 

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I can’t wait to hear what you all think of my nod to summer fun! (were you worried I was pushing it yesterday with my fall tree??)

Don’t forget to leave a comment with the hashtag #SFJulyHop when you leave me a comment and hop around to all the other bloggers sites and leave them comments as well. Lots of craft supplies have been given away to 6 lucky ladies (January through June one each month).

 

 

 

Are you ready to go see Siara’s Summer Fun Creations? me too! click the “next” button to head over to her blog:

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Or, if you need to hop backwards to go check out Twila’s blog- just click the “previous” button here:

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For a complete list of all the bloggers this month, scroll down to the very bottom of this post today.

Hey, also- don’t forget only 10 more days to earn Bonus Days coupons!!

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Here’s the list of supplies I used for today’s projects (just click each photo and it will take you directly to my online store). I am so very grateful for each online order, you have helped me reach goals that I never dreamed possible with this lovely “hobby” that has grown into a fun and exciting business! THANK YOU!!

 

Well, that’s it for today, thanks so much for visiting me and remember, if you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: H7MFRJPW

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”

Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

Now booking home parties for August! How about a Summer Stamp & Sip Party?  Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

 

 

 July Stampin’ Friends Bloggers:
  1. Lynn Streifert  <<<< YOU ARE HERE! (thanks!)

 

Big Shot Fun with Creative Inking!

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Hi there Friends! Welcome to our July Blog Hop! I hope you are having a wonderful summer! Our theme this month is “Be a Big Shot”! and we are all featuring projects made with the Big Shot machine! I vividly remember when I bought my first Big Shot in September 2008 when Stampin’ Up! and Sizzix began their collaboration, and can hardly believe all the awesome products created through the years that are exclusive to Stampin’ Up! Our newest exclusive, limited time offer is the stunning new bundle called “Thoughtful Branches”.

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Don’t you just love the gorgeous fonts in this set? Demonstrators are able to preorder this bundle in July, so glad I purchased mine last week. I had very limited time to play with this set, but the first idea I had was to create a beautiful fall tree… not that I’m rushing summer, but I just wanted to show you another option for this set. Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has created a whole Pinterest board with gorgeous samples? (here’s a link: https://www.pinterest.com/stampinup/thoughtful-branches-bundle/)

 

 



The leaves were created with the baby wipe technique (I used crushed curry, Cajun craze, and cherry cobbler reinkers).


This version was my first attempt, but I could tell right away that it needed something else.

I just knew I needed the new copper embossing powder and copper metallic thread on this card too.

 

You can order this bundle starting August 2nd (while supplies last). I would love to hear from you, please leave me a comment below. Now it’s time to go see what Phyllis has ready for us, just click the “next” button:

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Or, if you want to go back and see Colleen’s creations, just click the “prior” button:

 

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Here are all the supplies I used to create this card:

Don’t forget that any orders this month will qualify for Bonus Days Coupons!

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If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: H7MFRJPW

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”

Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

Now booking home parties for August! How about a Summer Stamp & Sip Party?  Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!