Christmas Joy! Creative Inking Blog Hop!

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Welcome to another month of stamping inspiration from a talented group of ladies! I can’t wait to see what my fellow demonstrators have to offer us this month!  You know I always have a hard time picking just one project to share with you on the hop. So for our “Christmas Joy” theme, I decided to show you what my Make and Take project was for my team retreat this weekend in beautiful Lake Luzerne, NY (the Adirondacks of Upstate New York).

True story- yesterday there was a mini snow squall and we actually had snow on the ground… luckily it melted within an hour! I’m soooo not ready for the real stuff. But hopefully this cute guy will suffice- this would be enough snow for me!



I was inspired by the snowman on the Stampin’ Up! blog last winter, never had a chance to make him! One of my downline requested we learn how to make him, so I figured it out and prepped it for everyone to make on our 4th Lynnzcrafters Team Crafty Girls Get-Away.






Want to know how to make him yourself?

make 8 whisper white circles in the following three sizes: 1 3/4″, 2″, and 2 1/2″. You will trim off the bottom 1/4″ to make them all flat. Score in the middle and fold in half. Then glue backs together (like a honeycomb) and glue to make a completely closed “snowball”. The hat is made with designer series paper: the strip is 1 1/2″ x 5″ and the two circles are 1 1/4″ and 2″.

Although glue dots held him together okay, it wasn’t sturdy enough, so I inserted a barbarque skewer up through all three snowballs and about 3/4″ above the top ball- this is so the top hat can be secured to the top of the snowman.

The then nose and two arms are from the bird builder punch and his eyes are from the owl builder punch. Then just string your greeting from a piece of linen thread and tie onto his arms.

Well, some of my team had some other ideas- look what additions they came up with:


Do you like the touch of holly and the red bird on his hat? Those are not Stampin’ Up! products, but a cute additional touch- thanks Judy!


Sorry this one isn’t a good quality photo- but can you see how Tiffany used our red pom-pom trim as his scarf? And she put the word “peace” on instead of “Noel”. Isn’t Frosty just adorable? You can make it too- and what a fun project to do with the kids!

We also worked on some other Christmas projects on our retreat:


This was Amye’s Make-and-Take for each one of us… isn’t this Clean And Simple technique so sweet?? This designer series paper is amazing! I’m sure it’s going to be a top seller from this Holiday Catalog!




Now let’s talk about STAMPS! When I started planning for this blog post I knew that I had my Frosty the Snowman project and was hoping for more fun and inspiring cards and 3D items to show you. Look at this gorgeous card that Laurie prepared for our Make-and-Take! Don’t you just love the pine trees in this new set called Wonderland? We stamped in Smokey Slate, Tip-Top-Taupe and in Craft White, embossed in White and with Dazzling Details (glitter) on the white pines. Love this card so much!

We did so much stamping, crafting and creating all weekend long, it was hard to pack up and come home, our mojo was really flowing! I took pictures of each stamper with all her creations, but I don’t want to spoil any surprises (a lot of gifts were created this weekend). I’ll be sure to post when the coast is clear for sure.


Did you know that Stampin’ Up! is having a HUGE Stamp Sale this week? Well, if you would like to get any of our stamps for 15% off then this is the week to do so! Sale ends Friday 10/23 at midnight. If you want to take advantage of this awesome sale, feel free to shop my online store, and be sure to use Hostess Code: ASVGP9EZ
It’s a fabulous time to fill your wish list or even try the $99 Starter Kit for maximum savings! Discounted stamps may be added to the $99 Starter Kit, helping you get even more product for the money! Ask me to tell you more about the $99 Starter Kit and joining Stampin’ Up!  and the Lynnzcrafters team- I welcome hobby stampers!

Well now it’s time to see what the amazing Phyllis Shepherd has come up with for you this month:


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Or if going backward is your thing, go check out what awesome projects Colleen Vassos has for you today:


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And don’t forget I have two openings for this Stamp-a-Stack class next Monday 10/26 at 6:30 pm here at my house! You will make five each of the two cards in the photo below:


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I really appreciate all your comments, I LOVE to hear from YOU! Have a wonderful day!


If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: ASVGP9EZ

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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Stamp Sale Starts Today!

SAVE 15% ON STAMPIN’ UP! STAMPS! Starts TODAY! ALL regular priced Stampin’ Up! stamps will be discounted 15% off retail price. Hostess sets, rotary stamps, bundles with stamp sets and any stamp set that is on the Clearance Rack do not qualify for the 15% discount. Sale ends October 23!

If you want to take advantage of this awesome sale, feel free to shop my online store, and be sure to use Hostess Code: ASVGP9EZ 
It’s a fabulous time to fill your wish list or even try the $99 Starter Kit for maximum savings! Discounted stamps may be added to the $99 Starter Kit, helping you get even more product for the money! Read more about the $99 Starter Kit and joining Stampin’ Up!  and the Lynnzcrafters team- I welcome hobby stampers!


Thanks for stopping by, and shopping with me! Have an awesome Monday!

Lynn Streifert

Click the “shop now” button on the top left side of the blog! 

Crafty Weekend Get Away!

Hi there Stamping Friends! Can you believe that I have hit the 500 mark! 500 blog posts that is! WOW, thank YOU all so much for reading, visiting, commenting, liking and sharing my blog posts! I do enjoy sharing crafty inspiration with you all!



This weekend is my 4th annual Lynnzcrafters Team Crafty Get-Away up in Lake Luzerne. I am so blessed to have six of my downline up here at the cozy cottage my dear friend Wendy owns overlooking the beautiful lake.



Here is the view that greets us from the cottage.


And look at this yummy fruit, Judy made a delicious sauce to go over it…


Such a nice cozy table setting.

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You know how crazy I am about owls… couldn’t resist this gift for the girls…

swap retreat2We each made a swap to share with each other. My swap was the owl with a cute re-usable gift tag. Don’t you love that plaid pattern on the designer series paper? me too!

This is the swap card made by Amye- how sweet?

This beauty is the swap card made by Carol- she did a lot of coloring for sure!

This amazing card was made by Jamie- now I really want the dove stamp, I love how Jamie colored this dove!

This stunning swap was made by Judy- can you believe she hand-cut out all those birch trees? wowza!

Don’t you just love this sweet and simple swap card by Laurie?

Last, but certainly not least is Tiffany’s terrific tag- she hand cut all those bears!


This weekend has been chuck full of stamping, crafting, eating, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. I really needed this get-away, my mojo is restored!

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Hey did you hear the good news?? Stampin’ Up! is having a HUGE STAMP SALE this week! From 10/19-10/23 all our stamp sets will be on sale for 15% off! (sorry but bundles, hostess sets, and rotary stamps are NOT included in the sale).  Get your catalogs out and make that wish list! If you want to take advantage of this awesome sale, feel free to shop my online store, and be sure to use Hostess Code: ASVGP9EZ 


We have today to craft away, so be sure to stop by tomorrow- I am in another blog hop and will be sharing lots of “Christmas Joy” with you all! Have a wonderful Sunday, thank you for stopping by to read my blog. Would love to hear from YOU, so leave me a comment, thanks!!



Custom Carved Artisan Pumpkin

Hi there friends! You know how crazy I am about owls, right? The other day I decided to take the plunge and ordered a spooky owl in a tree custom-carved artisan pumpkin and I was able to pick it up tonight.  I first met Nancy a few years ago at one of our Stampin’ Up! Garage Sales (before we offered BOGO), and she is quite the crafter! She has a business called R.I.P. Creations, and she makes a wide variety of carved pumpkins! Nancy has a booth up at the Moreau Marketplace every weekend (1433 Rt. 9, Moreau, NY)- She is there Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm but the weekend of October 24th and 25th she will be there from 9 am to 4 pm. If that is too far for you- she lives in Glenville and I’m sure she’d be willing to meet you somewhere close by (Target parking lot worked great for us).


She even includes the strobe light (just needs 2 “AAA” batteries) or you can put any battery operated light underneath.

Look at another custom pumpkin she made for a customer:


Here is a link to her Facebook page- you can check out her other awesome creations:

Guess what the R.I.P. stands for? go ahead, take a guess;….. it’s not what you think 😉

Here is her contact info, in case you want to order a custom carved pumpkin in time for this Halloween:

Nancy Yakush, email: cell#(518) 256-2393

Be sure to tell her I referred you!

Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight!



Fall Fun!

Hi there stamping friends I hope you’re having a nice weekend! The other day I had the pleasure of doing a stamping get together with some ladies at the Scotia Glenville Senior Center. I love these monthly outings where I get to meet new people!

we always make four projects and this month I brought along my September paper pumpkin kit! The ladies loved the little treat holders- they filled it with mini bags of pretzels and candy. 

And of course who doesn’t need a few cute handmade cards? With the teeny tiny wishes stamp set, everyone was able to customize this card for their own needs, and they almost all selected “happy birthday” or “thinking of you”. 

I always let my stampers customize their cards so that they’re ready to go when they get home. 

I showed the ladies how to turn this one into just an ordinary thank you card if they didn’t need a Halloween card-but guess what? They all wanted a Halloween  card! Forgot to take a picture of the inside but we stamped it with the greeting “trick-or-treat” and stamped some spooky spiders on the inside too! 


Last but not least this little cutie I fell in love with when I saw a similar card on Pinterest and I knew I need to case it… And guess what else? I decided to also turn this into one of my October club cards. 

I could not have done it without one of my wonderful downline who came to be my helper, thank you so much Brigid! It was great to have you as my assistant!! 

I hope you all have a wonderful day. I love to read your comments- it means so much to me when you take the time to jot me a little line… I would love to know which project you like the most?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


October club projects…

Hi there stamping friends! Happy Columbus day to you, do you have today off from work or school? I do and I’m going to enjoy the day doing some stamping and preparation for some upcoming events. I’m sorry that I was not able to host my annual Columbus Day Christmas stamp camp but time really slipped away for me these past few weeks. But here are the four club projects that I offered this month. The ladies loved them Saturday morning and now I have another group coming later tonight to make these projects. What do you think do you have a favorite? I treasure all your comments it means the world to me!

How fun are these cards? I think everyone needs a few Halloween cards there’s always some special folks or kids to send these to you, right?

Can you tell the happy Halloween image is embossed with black embossing powder?  I love the black berry bliss paired with tangerine tango and basic black. 

This sweet little note card is inspired by card I saw made by a very talented, generous, inspiring demonstrator named Lisa Pretto. Thanks Lisa, I love soft sky and soft suede colors together!

And this autumn card was inspired by Kimberly Van Diepen, love her work! I did use a greeting on my card front from the watercolor wishes kit- oh my gosh this kit is amazing I can’t believe I haven’t put it all together yet!I’ll be taking that up to our team retreat this weekend in Lake was there for sure!

This card was another hit and some folks liked using the bear in the stamp set on the inside and on their  envelope. 

Do you have a favorite? Do you make cards for Halloween? Are you ready for Halloween?

I have a club order going in tomorrow and wanted to offer you to happen in this order and take advantage of this awesome weekly deals the fast fuse refill is only $5.36 that is a 25% savings here are the other deals call, email, text me if you want me to order anything for you thanks!

Have a great day! Thanks for visiting the blog today! 

Lynn Streifert 

**Oops!  I was supposed to schedule this post to go live on Monday, which is really Columbus Day not sure how I goofed up but you’re getting this blog post a day early. Enjoy!

Last Chance for the PINK Box…

IMG_6291I know, two posts in two days- I promise it’s not going to be a daily thing… but I forgot to add in my blog post last night that TODAY- Saturday October 10th- is the LAST chance (by midnight) to sign up for this month’s PINK box of Arts and Crafts goodies in the mail! This subscription program is called Paper Pumpkin, but there’s nothing pumpkin about it- it is an awesome kit of supplies that varies each month (always a fun surprise in the mail)! Everything you will need (except scissors) is included for just $19.95 (plus tax).

Here is the custom link that will take you directly to my website and here’s how to order:

(this link will get you right to my store and I will get credit for your subscription).

  • Once on the website, click the word “join” on the top right side of the page
  • You will see a new screen, there is no promo code to type in, so just click the word “continue”
  • Next you will fill in your address (shipping information)- this is where you want the kit mailed/shipped to.
  • Then click “continue”.
  • On the next screen you type in your credit card info.
  • *now look back up under your shipping info screen and there is a spot to “change your password”-
  • [You want to type a password in, this is your own password for your account, that you will use next time you log into the website -if you want to pause or end your subscription].
  • Then click “continue”- you will see a final screen to verify and place your order.

Please contact me if you have any difficulty or would like me to place the order for you.

I don’t mind talking on the phone and I can enter the info in for you, if you’d like.



Well I’m off to finish getting ready for my Saturday morning club! Have a wonderful Saturday!lynnsignature