Creative Circle Design Team-Home for the Holidays



Welcome to the December Blog Hop of the Creative Circle Design Team! Our theme this month is Home for the Holidays.  I thought that our November Paper Pumpkin Kit was a perfect kit for me to showcase this theme. I love how all the pieces are laser cut and in three colors! I created the card exactly as the kit intended, this kit comes with two ink pads: Pear Pizzazz and Dapper Denim.  I even loved the tiny dimensionals that came with this kit!





I wanted to come up with an alternative project with the kit, and thought of our clear 2″ boxes, I did trim the scene down to 4″ and scored it at 2″ to slide into the box and then included a battery operated candle, for a festive little gift idea.





I hope you like the projects today, I’m sorry this post is so short. My dear mother passed away and we had her funeral on Monday, and I’ve had out of town family staying with me. Although we knew that my mom had terminal lung cancer, nothing really prepares you when it happens. My faith, family, and friends have been of great comfort to me, as well as the sign my mom sent us from heaven within moments of her passing, can you see the angel? The sun was so blindingly bright and the clouds framed the sun immediately looking like angel wings. I know she is no longer in pain and is in a better place, but I am still grieving, and not quite back to all my activities and routines. Stamping has taken a back seat for the past three months, so I could spend more time with her and my family. I’m thankful to my team and customers for their understanding and support during this difficult time.


Ready to go hop over and see what fantastic creations Kate made this month? click the icon:


Here is our December line-up:

LYNN STREIFERT: <<< You are here!

 Don’t forget that today starts our Year End Close-Out Sale:


If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: PTJX6AM3

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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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 Inking-Handmade Holidays!

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Welcome to the November Blog Hop of the Creative Inking Team! This is a blog hop features the work of many talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. We hope to inspire you each month with our theme-based projects. Today I am featuring some handmade gifts that you could easily make for people on your gift-list this year…. teachers, coaches, co-workers, bus drivers, neighbors, family and friends will love these little gifts.

First up is a sweet little Christmas card/gift card holder using my new favorite bundle – cookie-cutter Christmas, don’t you just love it?

I find that I am always eager to use all of the stamps in this set, it is so versatile.

A few months ago I was inspired by the 12 x 12″ frame by Sandy Mott (you will hop to her blog next after me today) I decided to make a framed piece that would fit inside and 8 x 10″ frame.

This little Eskimo is my favorite part of this piece, all of the designer series paper was cut to 2 x 2″, and the real red background was cut to 2.25 x 2.25″. I scheduled a class for 11/30 and my customers are selecting between this framed art, or the merry mice I featured the other day. It should be interesting for sure. I’d love to hear from you- what project do you like the most today? You can leave me a comment if you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post, and there is a blank text box you can type in under “Leave a Reply”. Thanks! Also- below the next and previous blog hop buttons, you will find the supply items that I used, as well as more details about our Online Extravaganza that starts at 2 am Mountain time on 11/21.
Ready to go visit Sandy’s blog? Just click “next” button:

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Or click here to go back and check out Kristine’s project:creative hop 3


Also- Don’t forget that our – Online Extravaganza Starts Tomorrow- November 21

You can save up to 40% on select products during Online Extravaganza. Not only are there amazing deals to be had during this one-week only, online super sale running November 21-28, it’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts for family and friends! This year’s Online Extravaganza will include 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special product discounts only available that day. Full details on items included as part of Online Extravaganza will be available on November 17 so make sure to check back for more information. (This is Stampin’ Up!’s Annual “Black Friday” week of sales.)



Here are the items included in the One-Day Flash Sale on Monday November 21st:



Here are the items included in the One-Day Flash Sale for Monday 11/28 only:



And- here is a link to the list of ALL the items- up to 40% off (while supplies last):


As my thank you for your orders during this Online Extravaganza, I will send you either a pack of pearls, or rhinestones, with any order over $40. Just shoot me an email or text an let me know which thank you gift you would like!


Here are some of the supplies I used to create today’s projects, you can click the photo and it will take you directly to my online store. I appreciate your support!

 Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I hope you have a great night.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: PTJX6AM3

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website:


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 Blog Hop-Happy Holidays!



Hello everyone and thank you for joining us on our Blog Hop this month! Our theme this month is “Happy Holidays!” I don’t know about you, but they sure have snuck up on me this year. I want to share with you some projects I came up with for my monthy downline get-together. Can’t wait to hear what you think.

For my card, I wanted to show you my favorite new product, the Stitched Shapes Framelits! (They are running out of these beauties- just read an update that they will be “non-orderable” after next week as sales exceeded their projections, so if you haven’t ordered them yet- hurry to my online store to order yours today).

I just fell in love with these Merry Mice stamps! And bonus- they are 25% off until 11/30- along with all the other stamps that coordinate with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits. Yeah!

Side view, so you can see that this is a fun fold card called a Diorama card. What I love most about this kind of fun fold card- it lays flat and is easily mail-able (is that a word?) in our regular medium size envelopes.

Back view so you can see the pocket in the back for a greeting.

To get started making your own Diorama Card you need two pieces of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card stock (I used Whisper White). Then, using either your paper trimmer, or the Simply Scored board, score each piece at ½”, 1”, 4 ½” & 5”.  Then you just need to “mountain/valley” fold each piece so that it will pop up! I used the new Stitched Shapes squares framelits to cut out the middle and to cut a piece of DSP for a “framed” look on the cover of my card. Save the whisper white piece, as it becomes the piece for the pocket in the back with your greeting.

Also, I designed this framed art piece this fall when we were on our team retreat, and have finally planned a class around it (due to many customer requests)! There is a slight glare, sorry, but I think you can see the elements I used:

This is an 8×10″ frame

Close up of one of the mice. I used blender pens and our Stampin’ Up! inks in cherry cobbler, garden green and smokey slate.

This is my favorite- the caroling mouse- I call him Chester the Caroling Mouse.

What do think?

Don’t forget to enter our monthly Give-Away! There will be 16 prizes given away this month, just leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win! (to leave me a comment, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post and there is a spot to “Leave a Reply”). Remember to add the hashtag #SFNovHop when you leave me your comment. Thanks!


Ready to go hop over to visit Stacey’s blog? Can’t wait to see what she came up with this month- just click the “Next” button below:



Or, if you need to hop backwards, click the “Previous” button to go see Yolanda’s post.


Here is the complete list of those who are hopping with us this month:
  1. Lynn Streifert << You are HERE!

here are some of the supplies I used for these projects:

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, don’t forget to leave me a comment to be entered into the give-away! AND- If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: PTJX6AM3~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website:


Amazing OnStage Event with Stampin’ Up!

Hi there everyone,

 I am still recovering from an amazing weekend …  together (with seven of my downline) we went to a Stampin’ Up! event called OnStage, The closest event to us was in Secaucus, New Jersey. There was a live event held in Australia and many other locations around the globe. The purpose of this event was to inspire, create, and share in preparation for our next catalog that launches in January 2017 (The Occasions Catalog). It also kicks off our most popular event of the year called Saleabration!  This is a special time where there are extra rewards for ordering, hosting a party, or signing up to become a demonstrator. 

One of the perks for holding the title of Silver Elite or above, was a special invitation to attend a dinner and training the night before the OnStage event, this special night was called CenterStage. I headed over to the convention center and was so surprised to check in and have so many ribbons too attached to my name badge this year. I have never earned this many achievements in one year before. 

I was just blown away and so thrilled. 

The tables were set up so beautifully and we had a lovely cheese and fruit platter to munch on before the speakers got started. I forgot to take a picture of the delicious baked chicken dinner we had, followed by triple chocolate cake for dessert. Yummy!

My friend Selene was one of the presenters and she really spoke from the heart, her words inspired me so much! 

We also received this gorgeous bag which I am now using as my new purse!

I’m not the best selfie taker but I couldn’t resist this one after our special night. 

The ladies at my table and I became fast friends and talked the night away and I feel so thankful for these events where Stampin’ Up! brings demonstrators together. 

When I got back to my hotel room I assemble these little goodie boxes for my seven downline who came to New Jersey with me. I made them a bag tag with their name on it, a bunch of sugary treats, some trail mix, and a Lynnzcrafters pen that says “thank you for being on my team”. 

Here we all are together: Tiffany, Lisa, Brigid, Sheila, me, Amye, Sharon, and Laurie! 

The tablescapes were set up like a party and were so cute!

Everyone won a new stamp set in prize patrol, that is always exciting!

At one point in the program they recognized demonstrators who had some accomplishments in the last year, and I was so honored to go up on stage for this photo with those who had earned 100,000 flex points or more. (I had actually earned 132,000 flex points last year, and while that wasn’t enough for the incentive trip to Thailand I certainly enjoyed using my points for lots of free products, catalogs and Stampin’ Up! merchandise.)  But now I am focusing on saving all of my points since the new year started as the next incentive trip is a cruise to Alaska and I want to be on that boat! 

This darling notebook helped me keep track of notes and ideas throughout the weekend. I am setting new goals and trying to plan ahead for new classes, and workshops.

Anyone who is a demonstrator should really consider going to the next OnStage event – which is in April 2017. The value is incredible, here are all the free products I came home with.
We did several Make & takes, here is a sneak peek at some new products that will be in the next Occasions catalog starting January 4, 2017. I will make another post in a few days with other pictures to share with you.

Don’t forget to sign up for paper pumpkin and get this awesome winter themed kit, sign up by November 10!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I would love to hear from you and treasure all of your comments. Have a wonderful day!

Lynn Streifert, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator 

Creative Circle Design Team- Never Ending Cube!



Hello there Crafty Friends!

Today we are showcasing the amazing project- The Never Ending Cube, designed by our awesome leader- Liz Holloway! And, today we welcome our newest Designer- Kate Creasey, who is a real pro with her Silhouette machine (I am still learning all the features of my machine). Welcome Kate! So glad you joined our group!

Today’s project is the “Never-Ending Cube”, which uses 8 cubes that are 2″x 2″.  Liz sent all of us a copy of the file for our Silhouette machines, as well as a video on how to assemble it. I used clear packing tape to put my cube together, as my duct tape was hot pink and I was afraid it would be visible on the edges. I decided early on that I wanted my cube to feature all our new Christmas stamp sets, and boy-it was so much fun! This is my first time making a never-ending cube, and let me tell you- the possibilities are endless! I can see using photos to make this into a wonderful photo cube (great gift idea!). Don’t have a Silhouette? No problem, there is a PDF file and you can easily cut them by hand. Let me know if you would like this pattern, I am able to give it away to customers who place a $20 order (or more) in my online store this month. Just remember to use Hostess Code:  KXTUSMXP (and please don’t click “No contact” so I will know who to email the pattern to!) Let me know if you have any questions. Without further ado, here is my version of the Never-Ending Cube.




















To show you how this Never-Ending Cube moves, I created my very first video! I hope it comes out okay! I would love to hear from you, so please leave me a comment- let me know what you think of my project, or of my first video, thanks!



Are you ready to go hop and see what fantastic project Michelle Suit has for us today? me too… just click the image below:



Here is the list of all the designers for this month: (we miss you Sandy!)

Liz Holloway

Lynn Streifert << YOU ARE HERE!

Michelle Suit

Kate Creasey

Thank you so much for stopping by today! If you need to order anything I used in this project, just click the photo below, it will take you to my online store. If you need any help placing and order, let me know, I’m here to help you. For anyone ordering at least $15 from my online store this month, will receive the pattern for the never-ending cube! (You can decorate them any way you’d like!) It’s super fun, you can do it!

Have a great day, and don’t forget to leave me a comment before you go hop to see the other three designers! Thanks.


New Stitched Shapes Framelits!

Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship. Now you have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets. With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. And the stamp sets that bring out the beauty of the Stitched Shapes Framelits are all 25% off! And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets ends November 30, you will still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date.

It has 4 squares, 4 ovals and 4 circles sized for the stamped images you tend to use the most. #145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies—set of 12 dies which includes four circles, ovals, and squares $30.00. It cuts out the shape as well as adding the stitching – how cool is that!

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

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!