Way to Go Day! (And cookie decorating)

Hi friends, how are you doing today? I just had my quarterly rewards day for the top 4 in sales, and I also added promotions to this fun day! (anyone on my team who promotes to a new title will be invited to the next one, and so on). Congrats to Amye, Lisa, Tiffany, Diane and Kathy on all your hard work in your Stampin’ Up! businesses last quarter!!

The girls arrived at noon and we enjoyed a delicious salad bar and macaroni and cheese bar for lunch. Shout out to my brother Scott, the chef, and my sister-in-law Kathy who helped me pull off this fabulous meal! We had lobster, bacon, chicken, broccoli, two extra cheeses, and peppers to mix in the macaroni and cheese!

I like to find unique gifts to give them and for this Way to go day they each got a sparkly pen, bloom planner, and adorable teacup.

Then we went upstairs to the craft room and we had four activities to create, everyone made a custom stamped piece of jewelry, with their perfect word. (Be Open, Laugh, Breathe, Patience and Joey were the words they picked). My word of the year for 2019 is Peace, loved making this fun bracelet.

For the paper crafts (using all new Stampin’ Up! products from the Occasions and Saleabration Catalogs) we made a belly band for a Baker’s box, a hand stamped card, and we decorated around tin that we filled with round teabags. I was going with a tea theme, as you can probably tell, and I showed the girls how to master no line water coloring. This is a technique I am going to cover on my Facebook live event tomorrow at noon Eastern standard time, I hope you will tune in!

The Bakers box is going to come in useful as they needed something to take home their delicious cookies in!

As if that wasn’t fun enough, I had a big surprise for the girls and I hired a professional pastry chef, she is the new chef at Dolce and Biscotti in Clifton Park. (My friend Patty had her at an event in December and when I saw the photos on Facebook, I knew I wanted to do the same). Jennifer Gates is her name and she did a phenomenal job and taught us how to decorate shortbread cookies with royal icing. So much fun, thanks Jennifer!!

Honestly this was so much fun and I can’t believe all the hard work Jennifer put into preparing for us…. she baked all the cookies and made the frosting in advance and taught us the art of cookie decorating. So much fun! ❤️ I had sent Jennifer a link to my blog and Facebook page and she found this cute owl cookie cutter and taught us how to decorate an owl cookie as well as the Valentines themed ones.

Does this sound like fun to you? I would love to welcome you onto my team and I am here to help you grow your business and maybe you will earn one of my quarterly rewards days! I am always here to help.

If you have any questions about any of the Stampin’ Up! pproducts I used, please let me know and I would be happy to share the item numbers or page numbers. I so appreciate you when you order from me, I am really grateful for your loyalty and support!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website:
http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com

Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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!

Snow Day! (& Facebook Live Reminder) and Bingo!

Well it certainly was predicted that we would get a lot of snow, in my area we got about 13 inches of snow but as I write this it is now turned to sleet and freezing rain. So glad this big storm hit on a long weekend and I have been hunkered down at home doing lots of crafts. I enrolled in an online creative convention which I have done before but it’s the first time I actually got to sit down and do the projects live, and I played online virtual bingo last night!

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This is a photo of a card I made last month and mailed in a card swap I participated in, featuring three new items from our Saleabration catalog. I paired the botanical butterfly DSP and the grapefruit grove foil sheets with the sentiment from Part of My Story new cling stamp set. I shared this card last night in our online group as my #onlinecreativeconvention share. What do you think?

Yesterday was national popcorn day so I had some of this delicious popcorn, bonus it is buy one get one free at Price chopper! It was so fun learning from Erica how to do an online bingo event. I have a very popular monthly stamping bingo night, but I have never played online before and now the wheels and ideas are churning. Would you be interested in playing online bingo with me? Leave me a comment I may consider it if there is enough interest.

Speaking of bingo, Friday night was my live bingo event held up in Burnt Hills. The theme was pajama party and I found adorable plates online that had pajamas and bunny slippers. Everyone who attended got a package of our rhinestone gems as well as a sleep mask, you can see some of the girls had them on as a headband.

You can see most of the winners above but I forgot to take two photos, my friend Patty won the shopping spree and earned $135 to apply to her order that night with me, and my friend Wendy won the grand prize drawing for a brand new Stamparatus and carrying case! Congratulations to all the winners! All of the money that I gathered from registrations for everyone who attended was used for all of the prizes, bundles, giveaways, room rental, and paper products.

We had five projects and played six games of bingo. I tried something new and had one of the girls at each table is a demonstrator on my team and they were in charge of making sure everyone used the new ink pads and cling mount stamps appropriately, They also made sure the stamps were taken off the blocks before we rotated as one of the new aspects of our cleaning mount stamps is that they can’t stay on the black for very long or they stick they also made sure the stamps were taken off the blocks before we rotated as one of the new aspects of our cling mount stamps is that they can’t stay on the block for very long or they stick.

And I have to give a huge shout out to several people: first of all my deep thanks to Nancy and Laurie who came over and help me prep on Wednesday night. And huge thanks and kudos to several people: Laurie and Kathy who came early to help me set up, Wendy, Laurie, Sheila, Kathy, and MaryBeth for running the tables for me and also with Brigid, they all helped with cleanup too.

This bingo event takes approximately 15–20 hours to plan, prep, and hold the event. It is a lot of work but I do it because my friends love it so much and asked me to do this every month. I am humbled and blessed because of all their support …. bonus- this event is really what has helped me turn my business around and help me achieve the Stampin Up incentive trips. I am currently working hard to earn the Maui trip in the summer of 2020. Thank you for all of you who have joined my team and/or attended a class/club/event or ordered from me it is all helping and I am deeply grateful for you all!

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These were the five projects that we made at bingo, the Valentine’s Day card was easily switched up if they use the reverse side of the DSP and change the greeting it was a card that said Wishing you a lovely day.

Well I have one more announcement I would like to share with you: today at noon (EST) Sunday, January 20, I will be having my first Facebook live event on my Lynnzcrafters Facebook page. I sure would love to have you hop on and join us, I am doing some giveaways and will be doing a Stampin’ Up! Inspiration and going over some tips. I am hoping the live event will be between 30–45 minutes. This will be a test to see if people like a live event and I may be able to do this every week. Let me know what you think.

I hope you all have a safe day and stay warm and cozy inside! I’m thankful that all my family is off today and no one has to drive on these roads. We have a state of emergency right now and nonessential staff are not allowed to be out driving, hopefully later today my dear old dad will be able to come plow my driveway. 🙏🏻

Thanks so much for choosing me as your demonstrator, I appreciate YOU!

When you order from me this month please use Host Code:   3PQD4PHS
~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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!

Happy New Catalogs Day!! Introducing Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions and Saleabration Catalogs!

YIPPEE!! The beautiful new 2019 Occasions Catalog has launched! I’m in love with this catalog- I know I say that every year, but this catalog is full of amazing new products- stamps, dies, papers, ribbons, embellishments, kits, blends and product suites!! I have loaded both catalog links on the side bar of this blog, but here they are again:

 

 

 

 

 

I will be adding videos, swap cards, samples and much more over the coming days! I would love to know what item are you most excited to buy? Leave me a comment, can’t wait to hear from you!

Thanks so much for choosing me as your demonstrator, I appreciate YOU!

When you order from me this month please use Host Code:   3PQD4PHS
~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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!

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December Paper Pumpkin Calendar Alternative

Hi Friends!

Last week I had my friend Annie over (with a friend) as she wanted to make some crafts for Christmas gifts for her family and friends. You see, Annie’s mom (Karalee) sadly died back in March and I wanted to do something special in her memory. A couple hours after they arrived, my niece and nephew came over to make their Christmas gifts for the family as well. It was so heart-warming to have these young people over making hand-made gifts. I know I will forever treasure mine, and I’m sure all the recipients will as well.

I showed Annie my most recent Paper Pumpkin kit, from this month. I offered a kit to her and she asked if she could do embossing instead of “plain stamping”… it’s so funny, I think I showed her how to emboss about 8 or 9 years ago, and it is still her favorite stamping technique. Well, here is Annie’s 2019-20 calendar. We found it amazing that this 18 month calendar ends in June 2020, which is when Annie will graduate from High School! Shout out to my friend Diana Gibbs for the idea of using this stand up frame to showcase this super cute calendar! Love it! Here is a link to her original post: https://www.stampingwithdi.com/2018/12/2019-paper-pumpkin-calendar.html

The colors may be hard to see, but she heat embossed the January page with silver snowflakes from Alpine Adventure stamp set (item #147742)  and the “2019” numbers came from the Labeler Alphabet Photopolymer stamp set (item #141936 from the Annual Catalog).

the little circle stamp came with the Paper Pumpkin kit, and then Annie added the Happy Valentine’s and small hearts from a new stamp set that is in the new Occasions Catalog that launches on January 3rd called “Meant to Be” (bonus it is a bundle with matching hearts and stitched hearts framelits/dies!!)

For the month of March, she embossed in gumball green (a retired embossing powder I had in my stash) using a soon to be released new stamp set called “Amazing Life” on page 28 in the 2019 Occasions catalog.

Annie loved this phrase from the new cling mount stamp set “Beauty Abounds” on page 13 of the 2019 Occasions Catalog, this is a lovely bundle with amazing butterfly and floral images and dies! (yes- it’s a bundle- must have on your wish list for sure!!) She used Gold embossing powder on this month.

Here is one of the beautiful butterfly images from Beauty Abounds as well, embossed with retired pool party embossing powder.

For the month of June, Bike Ride Photopolymer Stamp Set item #143716 was used and embossed in Gold embossing powder.

July and August were stamped with some summer fun images from a now retired stamp set and retired tangerine tango and crushed curry embossing powder.

Annie stamped the apple outline stamp from Bike Ride and heat embossed with basic black embossing powder, then colored in the apples with Real Red and Shaded Spruce Alcohol markers- Blends!

For October, she used the same basic black embossing powder and colored in the pumpkin image from Seasonal Chums Clear-Mount Stamp Set item #144948 and used pumpkin pie and shaded spruce blends.

These cute gold leaves were embossed from the Bike Ride stamp set.

Annie used the Rudolf and Merry Christmas stamps from Seasonal Chums and embossed in basic black, colored in with blends.

For 2020, the January-May months were the same theme/colors as 2019, but for June 2020, Annie used some of my long-retired (Stampin’ Up!) graduation stamps.

*All images copyright Stampin’ Up! 2005-2019

Didn’t she do an amazing job? I was so proud of her, and I’m sure her friend will treasure this gift.

Do you subscribe to our Monthly Paper Pumpkin kits? I have never missed a kit since we launched almost 6 years ago now… they have improved every month since the rocky start in 2012… the move to photopolymer stamps and lots of extra supplies, a monthly video to showcase the “how to put it together” as well as an awesome Paper Pumpkin Fan Page on Facebook (run by three amazing demonstrators- let me know if you would like me to add you to that group).

I would love for you to try Paper Pumpkin- did you know that we offer a guarantee? If you are not happy with your kit for any reason, just let me know (if you subscribed from me) and I’ll make it right.

Here is my custom link https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2043263

I would appreciate your support in 2019! If you would like the January 2019 kit, which we have been told is called: “Be Mine, Valentine kit” which happens to coordinate with the Animal Expedition Suite on pages 26-27 of the Annual Catalog.  This kit makes 24 adorable Valentine’s treat packages
In case you want to plan some alternative projects, the coordinating colors are: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, and Pool Party. I can’t wait to see what you make with this kit! Let me know if you have any questions.

Did you know during Saleabration (which starts January 3, 2019) if you purchase a 3 month (or greater) prepaid subscription, you will earn a free saleabration reward (or more)! Contact me directly if you want to order a prepaid subscription and I will help you place the order!

Thank you for stopping by today and reading this post, I would love to hear from you, I treasure your comments.

Have a blessed day,
Lynn

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Host Code:  ZDM4JRXP
~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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!

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2019 Occasions Catalog Ribbon and Paper Shares!

Hello Friends! Back by popular request- my amazing Designer Series Paper and Ribbon Shares!! This offer is available to all who live in the USA. 

Lynnzcrafters 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares

Designer Series Paper:  $25 each  you’ll receive 6″ x 6″ shares of every pattern:

  • All My Love Designer Series Paper (12 patterns, 2 pieces of each design)
  • Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (6 patterns, 2 pieces of each design )
  • How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (12 patterns, 2 pieces of each design)
  • Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper (12 patterns, 2 pieces of each design)
  • Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (10 patterns, 2 pieces of each 5 colors)
  • Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper (12 patterns, 2 pieces of each design )
  • Classic Garage Designer Series Paper (12 patterns, 2 pieces of each design)
  • FREE Bonus: Receive Botanical Butterfly (6 patterns, 2 pieces of each design)

Ribbon and Trim: $20 each- Here’s what is included:

  • All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack (2 yards each of 2 colors)
  • Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon (2 yards)
  • Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon (2 yards)
  • Calypso Coral 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (2 yards)
  • Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon (2 yards)
  • Old Olive Linen Thread (3 yards)
  • Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon (2 yards)
  • FREE Bonus: Receive Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack- (1 yard each of 5 colors).

Purchase both 2019 Paper and Ribbon Shares for $45 and receive a set of the Sweet Pins & Tags (page 15 of Occasions Catalog) for free as my thanks!*

Payment must be received by January 2, 2019 as the order will be submitted on January 3 when the new Occasions Catalog launches. 
Cash, check or PayPal are accepted for payments. (or if you received a gift of a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate with my name on it as a gift this Christmas, that can be used on shares as well).  You may send the payment to me via your PayPal account, please send as Friends and Family to my PayPal account email address is still: LStreifert@nycap.rr.com (I still need to convert that over).

Shares will be available for local delivery around January 18-20, as it takes 10 days shipping from Utah, then we will cut and wrap all these products for you. If you would like to order a share(s) and need it shipped, please add $7.00 for priority shipping. 

As I am still in the process of switching email accounts, please contact me via email to order your share: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com and to let me know how you would like to pay for your share. 

Thank you for your support! I just reordered boxes and baggies, and plan to package these items the same as I did for the Holiday catalog shares.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Host Code:  ZDM4JRXP
~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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!

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Team Lynnzcrafters Christmas Party 🌲

Happy Holidays Everyone!!
I had a lovely Christmas with my family, and a nice long weekend, but back to work yesterday (yes- I do miss the vacation week all my teacher friends get).

I was going through my blog posts and realized I never published a few that I had started before Christmas. Very worthy of sharing with you all, so here is a look at how I celebrated with my amazing Lynnzcrafters Team!

For starters, when people arrive, they can put their “grab bag” (a handmade gift) under the tree- this is the game where “stealing” is encouraged! Everyone brought some yummy appetizers or dessert to share- forgot to take photos of the spread, but it was amazing, as always!

Here are the 11 ladies who participated in the grab bag, and they are holding/wearing the gift they ended the game with… look at all those happy faces! We have papercrafters, knitters, wool-felters, jewelry makers, and painters amongst this group!! Seriously- best gifts EVER!

And here are the 13 who were able to attend the team party, thanks to Kara for showing me how the timer function worked on my phone!!

We also did a tag swap this year, everyone needs tags at Christmas time, right? Here are Kathy and MaryBeth with their tags.

Laurie and Wendy with their tags.

Elizabeth with her tags.

Diane, Kara and Sheila with their tags. And I forgot to take a picture of my tag, I’ll have to see if I can get a photo from someone who received my tag in the swap.

Then we split into 3 groups for my stamping project/Make and Take. It is a 2019 Calendar. I featured a lot of new products in the 2019 Occasions and Saleabration catalogs. (I plan to post a close up of all 12 months in a separate post sometime next week).

I put a box with 4 months at a time on each of the three tables, and rotated them about every 1/2 hour. Ladies helped each other to stamp and die cut their pieces.

We played Christmas music on Pandora, and crafted away. (Boy from this angle you can see how messy my craft room is… I really need to find time to declutter).

And here is a photo of my gift to each person on my team. I do still need to arrange pick up for those who couldn’t attend – (Sharon B. I will mail yours to you!) I’m so thankful to my friend Sariah who helped me order these amazing gifts for my team. I love drinking tea out of my new stainless steel travel mug- it stays warm for hours! I hope you’re enjoying your mugs ladies!

When do you take down your Christmas decorations? I like to keep mine up until Martin Luther King weekend so I can enjoy the white lights, there is something soothing about it, don’t you think?

I would like to thank you all for your continued support, encouragement and understanding this year. I seem to have grand intentions that often fall short of my own expectations (like blogging more often, or classes/projects that will take only a certain amount of time). But, I am learning to brush it off, take a deep breath, and be kind to myself by not dwelling on what went wrong, or what could have been better. In 2019, I am continuing to focus on having monthly stamping events for my team and customers where everyone has fun, helps each other, and enjoys time together. If you have any suggestions for me, please feel free to email me at my NEW email account: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code:  ZDM4JRXP
~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email:  Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun 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!

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My First Creative Christmas Crafty Retreat!

Hi there friends, I wanted to share photos of my first retreat I held yesterday at the Elks club lodge in Ballston Lake, New York.

Let me give you the backstory, part of the training program I have been a part of for almost 3 years, encourages us to hold a creative retreat. I wanted to see one in action before I tried it myself so back in August I went with my friend Elizabeth to go to Massachusetts to Selene Kempton’s retreat. I got a lot of great ideas and saw it in action, and while I was there everyone encouraged me to plan my own. With only one free Saturday on my calendar for the month of November I came home from Selene’s retreat eager to plan my first one. Everything came together and I feel so blessed. The day I had available was yesterday, Saturday, November 17, which was the 2nd anniversary of when my sweet mother went to heaven. I know she was with me and helped everything to go so smoothly.

I first invited my team, I have 30 downline that was my starting point. I knew I only wanted to have 30 people at my first one. Not everyone could attend so then I opened it up to some great friends who I thought would enjoy attending an all day event like this. I had 25 people pre-register, and unfortunately one was sick the day of the event but we made her all the projects.

I had these canvas tote bags made up as I wanted everyone to have something to take all their prizes in projects home in. Everyone received one package of the festive farmhouse Christmas DSP, the striped burlap ribbon, and a package of metallic pearls. My theme was farmhouse Christmas and I wanted everything to coordinate. When I was shopping on Amazon for the wood slice ornaments I even found a T-shirt to match my theme so I had to get it for myself.

I don’t know if you can see in this photo but there is a fabric coaster for under their hot cocoa mug that I made, the Santa scissor charm I made with Shrinky dink material (I cased from Carol Hickman), the wood slice ornament I had help from my friends/team Kara and Laurie, and you can see all the Stampin’ Up! products that were included in this event as well as all eight projects we made.

In the first two photos, the gift card holders, I modified these from the projects we made at Selenes’s retreat. I love the simple idea of decorating our gold striped bag, and our Kraft pillow boxes, I just used the farmhouse theme to spruce it up for my event.

In the third picture, I would like to thank my friend and downline Amye Speirs for designing that card for me.

The fourth photo, with the sled, I just cased the catalog.

The fifth photo with the mini tea light lantern, I modified the tutorial from Allison Okamitsu, and her blog is called Nice People Stamp, she’s a wonderful demonstrator from Canada and her directions were perfect. I just changed the paper and ribbon to match my theme.

The little joy stocking was from November 2017 paper pumpkin kit, unfortunately it’s sold out now but I bought a bunch back in September to use for this event.

The last two photos showcase our beautiful mini gable boxes one is in silver and the other is a shimmery white. I just created these two designs using the farmhouse DSP & wanted this to be fun treat holders, I had candy on every table that people could take to fill their little boxes.

 

I did not have very much money to spend on decorations after ordering all the supplies needed for these projects and the little goodie bags. So my wonderful sister-in-law Kathy loaned me all her farmhouse Decor so I could decorate the tables at check-in and where we ate our meals.

We had a little hot cocoa station, I had a lending library set up where people could borrow my stamps, dies, and punches as well as the big shot set up.

I rotated the projects to each table every half an hour so they could comfortably stay at their seat and I then returned all the projects to a table in the back if anybody arrived late and needed to go make their projects- they had the rest of the day to complete their projects.

Everyone received one raffle ticket for attending the event, I also gave raffle tickets every time they finished five projects they brought to work on, I gave one raffle ticket for each $10 they purchased from me from my retired table or my adhesives, or a catalog order they placed with me. Then I had five bundles of wonderful product and they put the raffle tickets inside the bag of the items they hope to win. I also sold raffle tickets individually, or an arm length for $20. I drew the winners at about 8 PM,  Kara won the Stamparatus, Jessica won the farmhouse Christmas bundle, Amye won the alpine snow Bundle, Jackie won the Snow is Glistening bundle, and Linda won the Winter Woods bundle. I used all the hostess rewards, and my commission on the sale of all the products I ordered for this event as the prizes.

I arranged for my wonderful friend Wendy to come and do chair massages, 19 people enjoyed a relaxing massage, poor Wendy was exhausted after four hours, I am so thankful she was able to come and I know everyone enjoyed their massage! Thanks friend! 😘

I have to say the food was delicious, and I’m so thankful to Mike Bloss from the Clifton Park Elks, what a fantastic job he did and we really enjoyed the spread for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I only remembered to take pictures of the lunch buffet but the set up was the same. It was really nice to get up from our crafting table to go to the lunch table.

It just warms my heart to see this room full of special ladies who came out and supported me with my first retreat, everyone shared an 8 foot table, and we had them all near the walls so they could plug in their lights or electronics.

I had some ordering specials for my attendees, and will be placing their orders today. I also still need to unpack my car and now get ready for bingo next week. Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who attended, all my helpers, most especially my team for joining Lynnzcrafters and coming out to this event yesterday!

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post today, I would love to hear from you! What was your favorite project? Would you like to attend an event like this? This was a 12 hour day, we were open from 9 AM to 9 PM… Although we did close up a little early last night everyone was fatiguing myself included.

Please leave me a comment, I am going to do a giveaway I have an extra canvas bag from this event and I will send it to one lucky winner who leaves a comment on this post by Wednesday 11/21 at 6 PM.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code:  TAB9VTSP
~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com
Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun 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!