Creative Inking Blog Hop- Showing Off the Pretties!

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Hello Stamping Friends!! Welcome to our June Blog Hop! Thank you so much for stopping by today! This month we are featuring all the gorgeous new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2016-17 Annual Catalog! I am seriously in love with this newest edition! The bundles and product suites are out of this world! I hope that you enjoy my post today, and don’t forget to leave a comment (or two) we all love to hear from our readers! You can “hop” along all the other demonstrators blog posts by clicking the buttons “next” or “previous” at the end of this post. Enjoy!!

I have loved playing with the gorgeous new Floral Boutique Suite (pages 76-77 in the new catalog). I went to make up some cards to use the new Designer Series Paper and lovely coordinating washi tape and couldn’t believe that I was totally out of Night of Navy cardstock! (not even a scrap to be found!) So I started playing around with other color schemes and our new in-colors and new ribbon and new washi tape. I was looking for a card that had a clean and simple look, would be easy to mail, and that I could use for my up-coming Bingo night. What do you think?


Here’s a look at all four of the cards separately. Each one has a small change from the previous one. They all start with a piece of whisper white cardstock that is 4 1/4″x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″. I used the smallest part of the thinlit die with the precision plate and my big shot to cut the floral images out of the bottom portion of the whisper white cardstock.  Next I used the new Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (from the Affectionately Yours Suite found on pages 44-45 in the new catalog- I think these two product suites go really well together). Then I used a 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ piece of solid color cardstock and adhered it to the inside front of the whisper white, so the Detailed Floral Thinlits die cuts would really pop out.) Then some coordinating washi tape, colored some pearls with a gold sharpie pen, and played around with different placements of the ribbon and embellishments.


Simple sweet sugarplum version with our rhinestones. Decided to eliminate the washi tape on this one, do you think it is too plain? This greeting is from the Love & Affection stamp set, another new favorite of mine.

 

Peekaboo peach version- with two strips of the Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape, Gold Sequin Trim, Bow Paper Clips Embellishment (I’m so very glad these carried over from the Occasions Catalog!!) The greeting is from the amazing Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (another product I am thrilled to say is also carried over from the last catalog! I think it is a perfect “starter’s kit” for new stampers, and perfect for those who travel or who have limited space- everything fits inside a small box and it comes with everything you need to make 20 unique greeting cards!)

 

 

Another Sweet Sugarplum version, I made a small boo-boo on this one, I thought my washi tape was a little crooked, so I tried to lift it off to reposition it, and it tore my whisper white cardstock a little bit. I decided to keep this card to remember to tell you about it- if you burnish the washi tape (that means rub it in with your finger or bone folder) then it might not easily come off card stock.

This card features one of the colors from our Brights Color Collection- Melon Mambo. This card features a strip of the new Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape from the Pop of Pink Suite of products (pages 84-85). I have loved using this suite for my clubs, a card swap by mail and now this particular card will be one of my Make & Takes at my next Bingo night. I love that this washi tape collection has 5 rolls and two of them are basic black!

 

Just a word of caution when you are adhering the card stock to the inside of your card base… use adhesive very sparingly. I opted to use some of our tear-and-tape adhesive but I cut it into small strips (the 1/4″ is too wide around the bottom where the flourish design is cut out). Glue dots would also work. I would avoid wet glue, you don’t want it to seep out.

 

 

 

I hope you find some time to do something crafty!

Did you miss Colleen’s post? You can click the “prior” button below:

 

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Or if you’re ready to hop along to visit Phyllis, just click the “next” button below:

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I can’t wait to go visit everyone’s creations myself. What do you think of our new time slot? We switched to launching our blogs to the evening, that certainly works out better for me to hop along with all of you.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used:

Well that’s it for now, thanks so much for stopping by to visit me!

lynnsignatureIf you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code:  99UPHDYX

~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 July and 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!

Stampin Friends- Anything Goes!

Hi there Stamping Friends,

Welcome to the June 2016 Blog Hop! Our theme this month is “Anything Goes”… I was excited with this theme as our new Stampin’ Up! 2016-17 Annual Catalog just launched on June 1st, so it’s the perfect opportunity to showcase all new stamps and products! I know a lot of our bloggers are demonstrators, can’t wait to see what they came up with this month. We have three guest hoppers this month, please visit their blogs and leave them some comments as well, and don’t forget we give away a mystery prize pack for one lucky winner each month, scroll to the bottom of this post to see the rules and then scroll all the way to the bottom to leave me a comment to be entered in this month’s give away!

June Guest Bloggers:

  1. Stacey Lane
  2. Barbara Welch and
  3. Angela Carter

pinedoorwelcomeDid you know that the pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies? The legend began with the sea captains of New England, who sailed among the Caribbean Islands and returned to the colonies bearing their cargo of fruits, spices and rum. According to the legend, the captain would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside his home to let his friends know of his safe return from sea. The pineapple was an invitation for them to visit, share his food and drink, and listen to tales of his voyage. As the tradition grew, colonial innkeepers added the pineapple to their signs and advertisements, and bedposts carved in the shape of a pineapple were a common sight at inns across New England. The legend has continued to the present, and frequently one sees the pineapple symbol in hotels and restaurants to signal the presence of hospitality.

As soon as I saw the Pineapple single stamp in the new catalog when I was at OnStage in April, I knew I had to have it, I just love it! It will be great for scrapbooking, card making, and home décor!  After playing with it and trying to ink the leaves in a different color, I realized I needed to cut this stamp into two pieces. Don’t be afraid!


This makes it a breeze to ink and stamp!


I wanted the pineapple to have some shading, so I made a stencil so I could apply soft suede ink just to the pineapple.


You can really control the sponging with a stencil in place.


Here’s my finished card, I used Delightful Dijon and Always Artichoke ink pads and then used memento black for my greeting.


Since the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality, what better decoration for this little gift bag for a new neighbor?

Super quick and easy projects for you, because gift giving and card sending can be sweet and simple- I need to remind myself that more often.

 

Don’t forget to comment to enter to win our Mystery Give-away, just scroll down to bottom where it says “Leave a Reply”! I would love to hear from you!

 

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If you want to hop back to see Kathie’s project, just click the “previous” button:

 

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Or, if you’re ready to go see what Melissa has come up with, just click the next button:

 

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  1. Lynn Streifert<< YOU ARE HERE!!
  2. Carolina Evans

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Well that’s it for today, thanks so much for stopping by to visit me! Have a wonderful day!

lynnsignatureIf you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code:  99UPHDYX

~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 July and 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!

Join My Team in June!


Every one who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. 


That’s an added value that could amount up to $100.00, depending on which stamps your choose. 

Get Over $200 Worth Stampin’ Up! products of your choice for $99?

No strings attached!  

 $99 GETS YOU:

  • $125 in merchandise of your choice
  • TWO FREE stamp sets of your choice (no dollar limit so that could easily be over a $100 value)
  • FREE shipping (local sales tax will apply)
  • A bundle of business products- catalogs, order forms, postcards, etc. (Value $50)
  • NO obligation to ever hold a class, workshop or club 
  • Ongoing 20% discount off all of your orders (or more, once you have hit a certain milestone with Stampin’ Up! your discount goes up to 25% or more)
  • VIP access to new product releases and pre-order before they are made public
  • Earn free stamps with various promotions
  • Stampin’ Success color magazine mailed on a bi-monthly basis
  • Weekly Stampin’ Up! E-newsletter 
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, product rewards, “flex points”, incentive trips and more


The starter kit is a great way to get all the new products you want- like these amazing new In-Colors!!

    Members of my Lynnzcrafters team receive some additional benefits for being a member of my stamp family:

    •  Team recognition and incentives throughout the year
    • A new Stampin’ Up! Apron (if you have never been a demonstrator before, offer not available to those who rejoin and I have already given you an apron)
    • I have a free monthly team get together at my house where I provide make & take projects )always featuring the newest Stampin’ Up! products and colors),  and we have an optional swap with the monthly theme. We celebrate milestones and birthdays in these monthly get together’s. There are always prizes each month awarded. It is always the fourth Tuesday of the month. (The sign-up deadline is the Tuesday prior by 6 PM). 
    • Coordinated opportunities for team BOGO sales and stamp camps for us to collaborate and bring all of our customers together.
    •  One on one training and career development for business-minded stampers (as much support as you need in any area of your Stampin’ Up! business)
    • Lynnzcrafters team Crafty Weekend Retreats
    • I have a lending library and I’m happy to help my team borrow Stampin’ Up! supplies that they may need to hold their first event, I have a one week return policy. 


    I would love to welcome you to our team and this month is a fantastic opportunity to join the Stampin’ Up! family. You can join directly from my website here is a link:

    http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lynnstreifert/jointhefun

    Let me know if you’re even thinking about it and I’d be happy to talk to you in person. Would love to have you join our stamping community. 

    And don’t forget this Wednesday, June 8 is our next BOGO sale from 6–9 p.m. at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church. Hope to see you all there!!  I went through my stamps this weekend and I’m adding more than 100 new products to my retired Stampin’ Up! inventory to sell. 

    Have a wonderful day, 

    Lynn

    Creative Circle June 2016 Blog Hop

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    Hi there stamping friends! I am so excited about joining Liz Holloway’s amazing Creative Circle Design Team! Thank you for having me Liz and I look forward to learning about my new Silhouette Cameo that I purchased (but haven’t had time to hook up yet) so I can enter the world of electronic-cutters. So very thrilled to join Liz, Sandy, and Carol this month.

    One of the thrills of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is getting to pre-order product before the new catalog goes live. As you know, I also received a lot of new product when I was in Salt Lake City for the OnStage event in April. I’m happy to say I have enjoyed playing with my goodies, and today I am showing you a coordinating card and 3D item. I would love for you to leave me a comment at the bottom of this post before you hop on to all the other ladies blog posts.

    First up is this fun Marquee Style Birthday Card, this can be customized with any colors you’d like. I used the softer Very Vanilla card stock for the base of this card and knew that the marquee cut out would look amazing against a brick wall backdrop, do you agree?

     

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    I sponged the brick wall piece of card stock with soft suede to give it a grunge look. I peeled the back of the glimmer paper off so I could stamp the little marquee stars and easily cut them out.

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    Can you see the gold shimmer inside the arrow? That luscious gold is from the Wink of Stella Gold pen, love how easy it is to apply!

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    Next up is my 3D project- I thought a fun curvy keepsake box with balloons, In-Color highlight and more gold would be super fun, and best part is, I just wedged the arrow and balloons (on a piece of window sheet) within the handles, no glue used, so you can pull them out to open the box and get the goodies. I think these would be adorable for favors at a kids birthday party- what do you think?

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    Now let’s go see what beautiful creations that Carol has made! Click the Creative Circle Design Team button below.  If you get lost, you can click on their names below to get to each of their blogs. And if you’re interested in joining our Creative Circle Design Team, scroll down to the very bottom of this post and read all about it! 

    1. Sandy
    2. Liz
    3. Lynn  << YOU ARE HERE
    4. Carol


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    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog this morning! I hope you have a lovely day!

    If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code:  99UPHDYX

     

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    ~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 July and 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!

     


    Want to be a Designer?
    We are looking for some wonderful designers to join our NEW Creative Circle Design Team. Would you like to be a member of the CCDT? We would love for you to join us. We are looking for 7 new enthusiastic designers.
    If you love paper crafting in relation to (but not limited to) card designing, art journaling, scrapbooking etc & have your own blog, electronic cutter, and FB, which you post to regularly, then we would love for you to apply. Must be an active Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.
    No previous Design Team experience is necessary so don’t be bashful as the Design Team call is open for everyone worldwide that would like to apply.
    ALL NEW: The CCDT term will be for 6 months from July 2016 to December 2016 & will be reviewed at that time. We hop 1x per month, being on the first Thursday of each month. The first of the month will be a 3D + 1 card. The 2nd and 3rd month will be a card of your choice using a pre-determined theme),
    We love have you join us. Please email Liz Holloway at liz.holloway@gmail.com with your application, blog and design.

    We Create Blog Hop- June 2016

    Hi there Stampin’ Friends!! How excited are you that it is June 1 and the launch of our brand-new 2016–17 Annual Catalog? You will love all the new In-Colors and products!

    This past Memorial weekend I spent time up at my parents trailer in Cape Vincent, New York. I went up to help them open up and clean the trailer, and while they watched their baseball games at night I worked on a TV tray and created some cards for a swap I am participating in, I decided to use this design for the blog hop today as well as it features several new products.
    First for my inspiration I found this lawn ornament at my local Lowe’s. I love my new flirty flamingo!

    This is the old TV tray I worked from.

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    This was my simple card,  I stamped pink pirouette ink with the watercolor wash stamp (so glad that carried over!) onto whisper white cardstock. The flamingo is stamped in melon mambo, and with a q-tip I removed the melon mambo from the legs and beak… then colored right on the rubber with basic black marker. Pop of Pink DSP and the “Hello” stamp are from the new kit called “Oh Happy Day!” (I just adore this new kit- it is so bright and colorful!) then fussy cut the palm leaf and pineapple.
    And here is my stepped up version. I would love to know which one you like the most. I love to read your comments!

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    Here are the two cards side-by-side so you can compare. I’d love to hear from you, please leave me a comment! thanks!

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    I have the new widget link with the catalog loaded here on the blog, but if you can’t see it on your mobile devise, here is a link you can click to get to see the new catalog:

    http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2016-2017%20Annual%20Catalog/2016_ACWeb_En-US.pdf

    I have a hostess code at the end of this post if you want to place the order today. With thousands of customers across the USA placing orders today I would recommend getting things on your top 10 list, before they go on backorder. We have been warned that some popular items are likely to have their supply depleted quickly.

    Thank you for visiting my blog today, now please hop over to see what Kimberley has for you:

     

    Don’t forget I am offering the 2016 New Ribbons in my annual ribbon share!

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    Click here to see the flyer: 2016ribbonshare

     

    Also- don’t forget about our Lynnzcrafters Team BOGO Sale* coming up on June 8th 6-9 pm at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church (816 Route 50, Burnt Hills). We will have thousands of items: Stamps, inks, punches, dies, paper, tools, ribbon, retired Stampin’ Up! and other Arts and Crafts supplies! Hope to see you there!!

    *Buy One Get One Free sale- you buy our retired items and your “free” item(s) are from the new 2016-17 Annual Catalog (we just add tax and shipping on the new).

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    If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code:  99UPHDYX

    ~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 July and 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!