Wishing you Peace…

Hello stamping friends, it’s going to be different kind of Christmas this year for my family and I, without our matriarch, my dear mom, everything is so different. But as I sit and reflect and pray each morning I am trying to find peace. And my wish for you on this beautiful day is that you find peace too. So despite the fact that I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and started holding Christmas card classes back in July, I do not have my own cards done this year and I’m not sure that I will have time to finish them. So if you’re part of my team, or you are friend or customer, or just a loyal reader, I just wanted you to know I am wishing you a very Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah, whichever holiday you celebrate – I hope you are blessed. 

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I received this video in my email this morning from guideposts a wonderful publication that I have subscribed to for decades, and I thought you might enjoy it also!

And a dear friend sent me this video via Facebook and it is perfect for anyone else who has experienced a loss of a loved one, know that I am thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer for healing and peace. (The link will take you to my Facebook page, I am not sure if it will work for those of you not on Facebook, but you can Google it it’s Mark Schultz a different kind of Christmas song) 
Thank you so much for reading my blog and all your support!

Happy holidays to you and yours!


Creative Inking Blog Hop Winter Frolics

ccbh-imageHello everyone!

Welcome to our wonderful December Blog Hop of the Creative Inking design team, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over! It is our  last hop of 2016 and our theme is Winter Frolics! When I think of the word “frolics” it makes me think of “fun”, so I wanted to share my photos and projects from my first “Ugly Sweater Stampin’ Up! Bingo” night that I had on Monday night! I thought of the theme a while ago and really was so thrilled with everyone’s enthusiasm for this.

 First up are all the projects we made:

Everyone made six gift tags, two gift card holders, and one ugly sweater card! I had one of the tin of tags kits available and everyone got to make two from that kit!


Now for some fun pictures from last night:


I forgot to take pictures of the food, but OMG best snacks ever, delicious cranberry meatballs, mini pigs in a blanket, Olive cheese ball spread, cheeseballs, crackers and dip, apple pie cake, s’mores truffles, pecan clusters, turtles, walnut bars, gourmet chocolates, homemade pie crust dipped in chocolate mousse dip (The piecrust was pressed with the cable knit sweater texture folder for a cute sweater design on the piecrust, then baked in the oven, so cute!) some flavored seltzer’s, eggnog, and yummy beverages too! It was just fabulous!

I have to get my calendar out and start planning some more events in the next couple of months, stay tuned more Stampin’ Up! bingo will be on the calendar!

Now it’s time to go see what the talented Lori has created for us, just click the “next” button:



or to hop back and see what the amazing Amber has created, click the “prior” button:


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I hope in this busy week leading up to Christmas that you take some time for yourself, and I hope some of these projects inspire you!

Lynn Streifert 

Stampin Friends New Year Celebrations!


Welcome to our final blog hop of 2016 with the Stampin Friends Blog Hop designers! Our theme this month is New Year’s Celebrations!

I’m sure some of the other Stampin’ Up! demonstrator’s will be using this set too, but I decided to use the frosted medallions stamp set from the 2016 holiday catalog (page 37). This suite of products called “Fancy Frost”, are all retiring. Today’s the last day to order for guaranteed arrival by December 25, the glitter ribbon pack and designer series paper are on sale.

I made a card and a matching gift box perfect for some homemade fudge or candy, this box is 3″ x 3″ and is food safe.

I started by embossing the largest snowflake medallion with our whisper white embossing powder and the heat tool. I embossed directly on our watercolor paper so that it was sturdy enough to withstand lots of water coloring, I used sweet sugarplum and soft sky re-inkers.

It definitely helps to dry the watercolor paper before you try to glue it down to your card base or add any embellishments, ask me how I know (wink).

This could be the end if I wanted a plain and simple card, but I wanted to showcase the matching glitter ribbon and fancy frost sequins so it needed a little more bling.

Once I got to this point I realized I had not saved enough room for the happy new year greeting, so time to move around a few sequins and rhinestones.

What do you think? Do you send cards out to welcome in the new year? I have a little secret to tell you, I have not had a minute to make my own Christmas cards this year so I’m actually thinking of sending out cards in the new year. This might very well be my own card this year, time will tell.

I’m sure you would love to receive all these wonderful prizes, just leave a comment here on my blog and on all the others. Remember to use the #SFDecHop in your comment to be counted. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects today thank you for visiting my blog! That’s all for me today, would love to hear what you think! Now, ready to go check out Maureen’s stamping creations?



Or do you need to hop back to check out what Steph made?


Thank you so much for visiting today!

Here is the line up of all 10 of us involved in the hop today:

5. Lynn Streifert- << YOU ARE HERE!

We Create Blog Hop December 2016


Hello, and welcome to the We Create Bloggers Hop for December 2016! (Did I confuse you by having another blog hop already today- you see I’m in a few design groups, and when the first of the month falls on a Thursday, well then they will both occur on the same day). Hope you enjoy all the fun projects!

Today I wanted to share with you two fun cards featuring the adorable moose from the Jolly Friends Bundle in the Holiday Catalog. I was thinking of using this guy for my own Christmas cards this year, what do you think?



This first card is the simple version, where I was inspired by Diana Gibbs, I water-colored the moose on our awesome shimmer white paper, don’t you just love the new Emerald Envy paired with Real Red for Christmas? The greeting is from the Tin of Tags stamp set, which is adorable (and NOT just for tags at all!)



In the stepped up version, I used the new embossing powder on the wreath, it was a little tricky to get it placed strategically. I also fussy cut this moose and colored in his antlers for a different look. And the finishing touch is a real mini jingle bell, love how it looks, what do you think? (this would not go through the US mail very well, it will need a padded envelope for sure).




Are you ready to go see what Kimberley created for us? (Just click the icon below that says “Next blog”).


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Thank you for visiting today, I would love to hear from you. Let me know which card you like best, and have a great day.

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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