$50 starter Kit Special and Link to Retired items!

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Good morning Friends- Big News!!

 

For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $50!

This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—and make a little money while you’re at it!

When you join Stampin’ Up! during this limited-time offer, you’ll receive:

$55 worth of products
A 30 percent discount on your first order*
A 20 percent discount on all your orders
Free Paper Pumpkin Kit
Free entrance to our annual Convention* (must be registered by the 20th of June)
Create friendships that will last forever and enjoy the benefits of fun, friends, and creativity—become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator today.

*Certain restrictions apply; contact me if you have any questions. I would love to welcome you to the Lynnzcrafters Team! My downline always attend my stamp camps at no charge and I have a monthly crafting get together at my house for all kinds of fun and stamping!

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And Don’t Forget:

We’re saying goodbye to hundreds of retiring products from the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Now’s a great chance to contact your customers and let them know they’ll need to get their favorite  retiring products before they’re gone for good! ALL products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!

Major discounts on retiring products!! From now until June 4, 2014, we’re offering a 25%-50% discount on many of the retiring products. Get them before they’re gone!

Retiring Lists

  • Retiring Stamps (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
  • Retiring Accessories (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

The May Hostess code is: UHRBGZ9B (remember that you save on shipping when you use the hostess code!)

 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, have a GREAT day!

Lynn

Happy Memorial Day! and The Paper Players Challenge#197

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Hello Stamping Friends!

On this Memorial Day my post is short and sweet, first- many thanks to all the Men, Women and their Families who have served in our country’s military and/or who are serving us now. Thank you for your bravery and your sacrifices! I am humbled by your generosity and thankful for people like you.

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Today I needed to make two quick cards, and I decided to try The Paper Players: Challenge #197

here is the sketch:

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And here are my two cards that I needed- a thank you and a congratulations new baby boy card. All supplies are Stampin’ Up!

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Let me know if you would like the supply list for either card and I’ll be happy to post it.

I spent a few hours finishing up my first Mail Chimp e-Newsletter this morning. I merged all my email lists of stamping customers, people I’ve met at craft/vendor fairs, and those who asked to be added to my newsletters. If you didn’t receive it, please let me know and I will get it right out to you. The newsletter has all the photos of the cards we are making for Stamp Camp and I extended the deadline until June 1st to register. We have several spots still available, so if you’d like to attend, please let me know- email me at LStreifert@nycap.rr.com

I hope you all have a very Happy Memorial Day!

Thank you for taking time out of your day to come visit my blog.

Lynn

 

Changes to My Digital Studio Print Options

Happy Friday to all my Crafty Friends! I saw an update on our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator website and I wanted to share it with you, as I know several of you have tried, purchased, or are considering My Digital Studio. This is exciting to me to see that SU takes our feedback and is ALWAYS working on “ways to improve” and I just love that about them.

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Here’s the scoop:

As announced in April, we are making some changes to our My Digital Studio product line. Here’s some more information about the upcoming changes to our print products.

In June, we are switching to a new print vendor. We are excited about this new relationship and their high quality product offering! Because of this transition, we need to make a few changes to our product mix-including discontinuing some items, changing prices and options on a few carryover items, and introducing several items. These changes will also require us to temporarily shut off ordering starting on May 31. (We anticipate that ordering will be down for two weeks.)

Discontinuing Items

On May 30, the following items will be discontinued. If you are working on any of these project types or want to order additional copies of previously completed projects, you have to place your orders before they are gone at 11:59 PM (MT) on May 30.

 Item  Size  Reasoning
 Linen Photobooks 11″ x 8-1/2″ Our new printer doesn’t currently offer linen photobooks, and we’ve had low order quantities in the past.
 Leather Photobooks 5″ x 5″
8″ x 8″
11″ x 8-1/2″
8-1/2″ x 11″
12″ x 12″
We’ve had low order quantities and would have incurred significant price increases to keep these.
 Hard Cover Photobooks 5″ x 5″ We would have incurred significant price increases to keep these. We will continue to offer a 5″ x 5″ Soft Cover Photobook at a competitive price.
 Board Books* 8″ x 8″ Our new printer doesn’t currently offer these, and we’ve had low order quantities in the past.
 Hard Cover Journals* 6-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ We would have incurred significant price increases to keep these. Instead, we decided to move to a Soft Cover Journal with two binding options.
 Tags* 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
We would have incurred significant price increases to keep these. We suggest using new Project Life cards (see below) for tags.

 

*As you know, we have a variety of digital downloads with these specific project type templates. We are working on a fix in the software so that your previous projects will convert to a new project offering. For example, a  6-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ Hard Cover Journal project would convert to the new Soft Cover Journal. We’re working on fixes for the other discontinued project types.

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Changes to Carryover Print Products
We worked with our new vendor where possible in order to keep costs low. Unfortunately, we need to make some small price and option changes to several of our carryover items. Watch for more information with all the new prices soon.

 Item  Size  Reasoning
All Hard Cover Photobooks Black and white endsheet options only Our new printer does not offer the same variety of endsheet options. We examined ordering trends and found that the majority of the books ordered had black or white endsheets, so we’ve decided to continue forward with those two options.
White fly sheet, same as our Soft Cover Photobooks The vellum fly sheet would have caused an additional increase in the cost per book.
All Photobooks and Additional Pages Price increases There are increased manufacturing costs.
Individual Pages Price increases There are increased manufacturing costs.
Minimum order quantity  of 10 The majority of orders exceeded our previous minimum of five. Our prices would have increased even further if we kept the minimum at five, so we felt this was a good compromise.
Calendars Price increases There are increased manufacturing costs.
Cards Printed on heavier weight cardstock Our new printer offers higher quality cardstock at a comparable price.

 

New Print Products

We are excited to introduce the following items soon:

 Item  Size
Perfect Bound Soft Cover Journals 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, 80 double-sided lined pages
Spiral Bound Soft Cover Journals 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, 80 double-sided lined pages
Project Life Cards** 3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 3″
4″ x 4″
4″ x 6″ and 6″ x 4″

 

**Optional rounded corners for additional cost

Print Ordering Downtime

Watch for more information, prices, and pictures for these new items in the coming days and weeks. As you can imagine, this shift will require some work on the back end before we roll out the new products. We need to make changes in the software and get everything set up with our new printer which will require us to turn off print ordering. We anticipate that the changes will take us about two weeks, starting on May 31. Again, if you are working on any discontinuing project types or will need an order during the downtime, please place your orders before 11:59 PM (MT) on May 30.

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Here is a link to my online store that has our Freebies:   http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryID=1488

Also- here were some specials I want to remind you about, always trying to SAVE YOU MONEY!!

Don’t forget that we announced this week we are having an awesome BLOW OUT SALE!!   From now until June 4th, there is a huge sale on items in the retirement lists. Hurry, offer is while supplies last.

Shop my online store at http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net   Type in the hostess code: UHRBGZ9B. By using the hostess code you will save on shipping too! If there are enough orders to earn hostess credits then I will put all the names in a hat and draw a winner for earning all the hostess rewards.

Paper Pumpkin is half off until May 23rd, just go to http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com sign up for our monthly craft kit in the mail, type in “shellideal” in the promotion box and fill in your contact info, and be sure to select me, Lynn Streifert, Glenville, NY as your demonstrator. (If you are already a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, type in shellideal and see if you can earn the 1/2 off discount too!

Well, that’s all for now, hope you all have a Happy Friday and wonderful Memorial Weekend!! What are your crafty plans?

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog!

Lynn

 

Scotia Memorial Day Parade and Stampin’ Up! Huge Sale!

Happy Thursday morning friends! I had the extreme pleasure of assisting our Girl Scout community with our first float for the Scotia Memorial Parade which was last night. We planned for months, and I think the float and the girls all looked great…. what do YOU think? We invited some Mothers who are in the military to join us on our float. We had three awesome ladies agree to be in the parade with us. To thank them for their service and time with us, we made them each a Thank You card, while we were “mustering” before the parade started I had the girls from Glendaal sign the three cards. float

 

My sister Sue, our Girl Scout Leader Patty, and Michelle and Sharon helped coordinate the trailer, truck, hay bales, decorations, and logistics. There is a LOT of planning that goes into a parade, and safety is the first concern. Kudos Patty for coordinating an awesome float!! And mucho thanks to all the girls scouts, families and leaders who helped and marched!!

We had a spotter on each side of the trailer in case girls needed help. My sister painted these two “girl power” banners- aren’t they cute??

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Patty brought the Girl Scout Cookie costumes and girls took turns wearing them…. how cute??

 

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Here’s my sister with her other handy work- this is our troop banner she made for us last year (but the heavy rain cancelled last year’s parade).

 

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Here is our troop (minus a few girls who were marching with their soft ball teams)- we made the T-shirts a few weeks ago. The front of the shirts are designed with the words “Future____” and I was so touched when my niece Claire designed her shirt “Future Teacher” !!   The back of our shirts say “Girl Power” and our Troop numbers. They loved using Puffy Paint!

 

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Thank you to our Military Moms!!

 

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Now on to some awesome Stampin’ Up! News!!

 

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GREAT NEWS!! Stampin’ Up! just announced an awesome BLOW OUT SALE!!   Starting tooday May 22, until June 4th, there is a huge sale on items in the retirement lists. Hurry, offer is while supplies last.

Shop my online store at http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net   Type in the hostess code: UHRBGZ9B. By using the hostess code you will save on shipping too! If there are enough orders to earn hostess credits then I will put all the names in a hat and draw a winner for earning all the hostess rewards.

 

Happy shopping! Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope you all have a very Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!

Lynn

~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 www.mypaperpumpkin.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: scrapbooking (paper and digital), 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!

 

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Super Sweet Deals- a LOT Of them!

 

Hi Friends!

I feel like I have so much to share with you…. there aren’t enough hours to write down all the fun happenings (my niece’s Prom was Friday), my team got together to start Project Life- memory keeping in a quick and fun format, I started walking again for exercise, and helped a wonderful bride with her invites (with her mom and 3 friends/bridal party). Stamp camp is coming along great- we planned all the cards for June 8th, now I need to update the flyer so you can see what you’ll be making. Do you know anyone who likes hand-made cards that would like to come to our event? remember if you refer someone new to me, you get to pick out a free ink pad!

So what are all the Stampin’ Up! Deals??

1. Weekly Deals is a ribbon bonanza! 25% off special is good until Memorial Day at midnight:

 

 

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2. Paper Pumpkin is half off until May 23rd, just go to http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com sign up for our monthly craft kit in the mail, type in “shellideal” in the promotion box and fill in your contact info, and be sure to select me, Lynn Streifert, Glenville, NY as your demonstrator. (If you are already a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, type in shellideal and see if you can earn the 1/2 off discount too!

Here’s a little video from Shelli herself:

 

 

3. Sign and Save: Beginning May 28, for five weeks only, new recruits can join Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. We will continue to offer the traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value), but for six weeks only we will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value).

 

 

Wowza! Those are some really good deals! Let me know if you have any questions about anything. Have a great day. I’m hoping and praying the rain holds out tonight so the Scotia Memorial Day Parade can occur as planned- we are marching with our girl scout troop. Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today!

Lynn

~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 www.mypaperpumpkin.com ***Free In Color Markers for all new subscribers until February 10th!!  Please be sure to type my name in the sign up page (as your demonstrator)

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: scrapbooking (paper and digital), 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!

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

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Mojo Monday 346

Hi Friends,
I’m going to start trying to participate in the weekly Mojo Monday Sketches, it is a fun way to create a fresh card and I wanted to try the new blendabilities that I was able to pre-order from Stampin’ Up earlier this month.

Here’s the sketch:

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Here is my interpretation of the sketch:

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I have only watched 1 video on coloring with the new alcohol markers, and I never used the other kind (Copic) at all, so this is a first too!

The supplies I used are from Stampin’ Up! and they will all become available on June 2, except the Blendabilities Markers (we expect they will be available this summer- only demonstrators can get them now):

  • Whisper White Card Stock
  • Blackberry Bliss Card Stock
  • Lullaby Designer Series Paper
  • Memoneto Ink (Tuxedo Black)
  • Stampin’ Blendabilities: Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight Assortments
  • Blended Bloom single stamp
  • Basic Pearl Jewels (colored with Medium Rich Razzleberry Blendability Pen)

Let me know what you think about my first Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! I would love to hear from you!

thanks for visiting my blog!

Lynn

~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 www.mypaperpumpkin.com ***Free In Color Markers for all new subscribers until February 10th!!  Please be sure to type my name in the sign up page (as your demonstrator)

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: scrapbooking (paper and digital), 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!

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

Happy Mother’s Day!

Hi There Stamping Friends!! I wanted to wish all of you a very Happy Mother’s Day! I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to spend this gorgeous day with my mother, sister, niece, aunt and cousins… we are traveling to Syracuse for brunch and then some family time at Onondaga Lake today. Fingers crossed that all goes well, but I have a feeling my grandmother will be looking down at us today so glad we could pull this off! mothersday Stampin’ Up! to the rescue- I love being able to make quick and simple bags, tags and gifts… I think my mom will love everything, most especially the spending time together part. mothersday2 Stampin’ Up!’s April Paper Pumpkin to the Rescue…. sometimes I agonize over what to make or how to commemorate a special day like Mother’s Day, and the recent kit was just perfect. Mother-day5-300x168 Hope you all have a very wonderful day! Come back tomorrow- I will have lots of photos of other stamping projects from this weekend! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lynn