Amazing Team Lynnzcrafters Event!

Have you ever had a vision and wondered how it would “ever” work? Well, let me tell you- don’t second guess yourself, step out of your comfort zone, and Go For It!

A few weeks ago Stampin’ Up!’s Northeast Demonstrator Development Manager (DDM), Jessica Werner, posted on our Facebook group that she was looking to attend some stamping events in the Northeast part of the US. I immediately thought of inviting her to my next team meeting, but it was so close to Easter that she had to decline. Then, I spoke to her about another idea I had when we were together at OnStage last month, and she loved the idea of coming to join me at my May team meeting!! I decided I wanted to focus on a “New Catalog Launch” with displays, Make and takes, stamping projects, food, fun, and fellowship to help those who were unable to go to OnStage and help them prepare to launch the new catalog to their customers.

 

Jessica Werner, Stampin’ Up! Northeast DDM

One thing I quickly realized, was there was no way I could pull this off on my own! Now, I have some incredibly talented and generous ladies on my team, but I wasn’t sure how to go about asking for their help… I shouldn’t have worried at all, for they truly stepped up in a HUGE way! You’ll see photos of their displays, Make and Takes, and an adorable door prize, which they all generously volunteered to help me with! Am I the luckiest girl in the world, or what? I mean, seriously- I didn’t have to twist anyone’s arm, beg or cry- they just offered! Bless you all, from the bottom of my heart! Lisa, Amye, Tiffany, Kathy, Laurie, MaryBeth and Susan- your displays, Make and Takes, and daisy treat pouch were all a huge hit and I’m so very thankful for your generosity and talents! You supported me in my vision, and I will forever be grateful for your time, efforts and skills! You inspired everyone in the room with your beautiful creations!

 

Amye Speirs (who also designed and organized the cute team shirts we’re wearing!)

 

I didn’t even tell them I’d be calling them up to the stage, just a small token of my appreciation in those cute bird bags. Thank you!!

Lisa Mackey, explaining her inspiration for the Come Sail Away display she created.

 

So speaking of the stage, it was all set up for the preschool graduation ceremony the next morning, and it was perfect for our use as well- a great vantage point up there!

Kathy Sims, my dear friend who created the Bird Ballad display, and was my right arm all night.

Tiffany Williams-Hart, who designed an amazing stamping project and prepared so everyone could make a beautiful card.

 

Laurie Kownack, broken foot and all, volunteered at the last minute to help me with one more display using the Magnolia Suite.

 

MaryBeth Pellerin who made the beautiful In Color Display.

 

Susan Williams Germain volunteered to make everyone an adorable daisy punched caramel chocolate treat! thanks Sue!

 

 

Team Lynnzcrafters with Jessica Werner

20 of my downline members attended this event, thank you ladies for attending and added thanks for those who helped bring snacks, beverages, ice, set up, registration, clean up, and Prize Patrol!

I’m so grateful for each of you!

 

 

These stamping friends are local and get together monthly as the Upstate Stampers Group. I had planned to have 30 stampers at this event, because that is how many I have on my team, but when spots opened up, I reached out to be sure we filled the room for Jessica’s long trip to visit us from Rhode Island.  I’m so thrilled that you were all able to attend! Thanks friends for coming to this event, and to those who brought treats, thank you!

 

Wendy volunteered to run the registration table, I charged $5 per person to cover the cost of the Prize Patrol items.

 

The room set up- food and beverages were at the back of the room. Everyone was mingling and snacking before we started.

 

These next few pictures show how the tables were set up- I followed my set up as I do for bingo- putting 6 people at each of 5 long tables. I asked 1 person to take the lead at each table to help rotate the stamping supplies in a clockwise rotation, cleaning off the stamps and help everyone complete the project at the their table. (It worked out well that everyone who prepared a Make and Take did all the big shot work in advance).

 It just filled my heart to overflowing to have all these special ladies all together for this wonderful event.

Now, for this last section- I wanted to show you the amazing displays that my friends came up with, I know you are going to love all this inspiration!

 

Bird Ballad Suite Display by Kathy Sims

 

Follow Your Art Suite by Amye Speirs

 

 

Magnolia Lane Suite by Laurie Kownack

 

2019-20 In Color Display by MaryBeth Pellerin

 

 

Come Sail Away Suite by Lisa Mackey

 

 Door Prizes Made by Susan Williams

Last but not least I had made a dozen cards to feature the Everything is Rosy special for May. I wanted to display these cards for my demo friends.

Well I think that is all for now, I will do another post with pictures of the five Make & Takes and swaps. I think I’ll save that for this weekend and will be back to share more.

I receive so much positive feedback about this event that I am thinking of doing another demonstrator only event to kick off either the Holiday catalog or the next Occasions catalog. I’m not really sure but I will keep you posted.

Thank you so much for reading this blog and just a reminder there are only a few days left to get the Everything is Rosy Product Medley.

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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!

Glitter & Glam Girls Blog Hop Masculine May

Hi friends, here we are back with our Glitter & Glam Girls Blog Hop! No glitter on my project this month since our theme is masculine cards, wanted to give you some inspiration to get ready for Father’s Day next month in the US.

I debated about what to create and a set was really calling to me from the new catalog, the stamp set is called “A Good Man” and will be available to purchase on June 4 (unless you are demonstrator you can pre-order it now).

The base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2″ night of navy card stock, and I used 4×5 1/4″ whisper white for the top layer, a 4″ x 3″ piece of the new Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. I also used the new night of a navy and Sahara sand bakers twine and after wrapping it around the card twice I slipped it through the Sail Away trinkets (2 styles-anchors and ship steering wheels) and frayed the ends of the twine by untwisting after I knotted it. I cut another piece of whisper white out using the stitched shapes dies, I used the medium oval piece.

 

This card would be perfect for Father’s Day, or for your special guys birthday, retirement, job promotion, anything you name it. I colored with our alcohol markers, the Stampin’ Blends, and I use soft suede for the sand and his hat, balmy blue for the sky, Bermuda bay for the stripes on the chair, Night of Navy on his shirt, Ivory for his skin, and basic gray for the shorts. I did use the color lifter to soften the look of his shirt and for shading. What do you think? I would love to hear from you!

Click the link below to hop over and see some other fabulous masculine cards from all my friends!

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Thanks so much for joining me today and don’t forget one of my perks for being my customer is you will receive this fabulous exclusive tutorial bundle made by 14 demonstrators as my thanks for your purchase over $40 this month, or being an active member of my team. We call ourselves the Talented Tutorial Team, and we are thrilled to offer you a sneak peek of our 14 projects for May:

Let me know if you have any questions about my project or anything else stamping related, I am here for you! 😊

Thank you for reading my blog today, I so appreciate your support of my Stampin’ Up! business!

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
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Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
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Fiesta Bingo 🌮

Last night was my monthly stamping bingo night. I had to use some new space because my church and other locations were booked. This room is at the Rexford firehouse and boy was it lovely! My helpers who came early…. I could never do these events without you wonderful friends, thank you from the bottom of my heart! this front table is where I sat to be the bingo caller, and had all the prizes on display. I found a lovely Pandora station of mariachi music that we played throughout the evening which was so fun. I found the absolute cutest paper products, mini morocco’s, and this neat goodie bag all on Amazon. It really helped pull the theme together. Everyone was in the fiesta spirit, and we had a super organized sign-up sheet/Google document and everyone contributed to a taco and fajita bar for dinner before we started stamping. We had two kinds of homemade salsa, guacamole, chicken, ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and onions, cheese, sour cream, nacho chips, taco shells (soft and hard), margaritas, some other adult beverages, lemonade, seltzer, and delicious desserts too! Churros, brownies, cinnamon cookies and rosettes (I think that’s what they’re called). All I can say is it was so delicious and I am so thankful from the bottom of my heart for such wonderful coordination, loved everything!

We had a good turn out, these nice long tables made it extra roomy and the lighting was fantastic also!

I have to say the margaritas were delicious and I don’t think anyone left hungry or thirsty that’s for sure.

In order to help increase their chances to win, extra bingo boards were available and our largest jackpot of all went to a brand new person who had never stamped or been to bingo before, congratulations Karen M. 💰

She was the guest of one of our newest Lynnzcrafters, Judi P.

First winner of the night was Jane who was super excited to get the butterfly gala bundle!

And here’s Judi (the newest team member I spoke about) she won our second game of bingo and picked out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!

Next up was Stephanie who won a lovely bundle with two stamps sets, DSP, blender pens, and sponge brayers.

Alexis was our next bingo winner in game four and she was so thrilled that the Piece of Cake bundle was available!

Game five went to Sheila and she got the soon to retire flowering desert set with two kinds of embossing paste, stencils and utensils.

And the last game of the night went to Kathy- which included a pack of watercolor paper, Brusho crystals, spritzers, and two fabulous stamp sets.

After all the stamping was done and bingo was over these fabulous ladies helped me clean up and I tallied the orders and gave away even more raffle tickets. The grand raffle prize was a brand new big shot machine!

This is Meri, she won the big shot and this was only her second time coming to bingo, congratulations!

I raffled off the cute piñata- which Laurie won- and all those ladies are the ones who stayed to help me clean up. Thank you so much friends! 😘❤️😘

I’d like to give a shout out to my friend Nancy who came over the week before to help me do all the big shot work and prep for this event. And to my wonderful team Lynnzcrafters, especially Kathy who so kindly helped with all the set up and clean up!

It truly takes a village to have an event like this, and I couldn’t do it without them. I am so blessed and thankful to have these wonderful friends and all their support and all of the interest from my friends and customers, thank you for helping bingo be such a fabulous event. I love the positivity, comradeship, and plain old fun!

I do not advertise for bingo because almost every bingo night fills up from the people who attend previously, and I use this night as a kind a VIP monthly event.

I will share the cards we made another night, they were bright and colorful and Mexican inspired.

Thank you so much for reading this post today, I hope you have a wonderful day!

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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!

Retirement Lists!!

Hi everyone, I had a super busy weekend traveling to Atlantic City for OnStage, and I sure want to share lots of photos with you but first, and most importantly here is the retirement list. Please know everything is while supplies last!

Here is your last chance to get your goodies before they are gone forever. Please use Host Code: MC7EWKVC

Here is a copy of the retirement list for the Occasions catalog: https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2019/Last-Chance%20Products/OCC%2019%20Retiring%20List_US.pdf

And the Annual catalog:

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Glitter & Glam Girls Blog Hop April Mother’s Day

 

Happy April Everyone! I’m thrilled to be dipping my feet back in the water of joining some dear friends in a brand new monthly blog hop, thanks Chris and Raquelle for inviting me to join you in this new endeavor! We will hop on the first Monday of every month, and I know you will love these amazing cards and projects.

Today we are featuring Mother’s Day or Feminine cards for you. We have a different theme each month and will be featuring Stampin’ Up! products and special releases.

There are several new stamp sets in our Occasions Catalog that lend themselves to this theme, and I choose the stunning set called Vibrant Vases (item # 148656 $17 US) this set is a match for the awesome Vases Builder Punch found in our Annual Catalog (but I didn’t use it on this card). Instead, I featured the Stitched Rectangles Framelits (item # 148551 $35 US) to create a “frame” for my whisper white base. To adhere to our theme, I looked through all my paper and I was inspired to use some of my All My Love Designer Series Paper (item #148576 $11)- you guys, it’s not just for Valentine’s! The color palette in this paper is what inspired my ink colors- Soft Seafoam and Flirty Flamingo! And the little floating shelf I made from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits (item# 148527 $35), again- not just for Valentine’s!

 

My greeting came from the amazing Itty Bitty Greetings (item #146667 $36 clear mount, or I have this set in wood mount item #146664 $48) and I punched out the Mother’s Day greeting with the Classic Label punch, also from the Annual Catalog (item #141491 $18).

 

I made this card to showcase the Vibrant Vases stamp set and let me tell you, any greeting would look amazing on this card, am I right? Who would you give it to?

 

Well, that’s it for today, thank you so much for visiting me! Won’t you please leave me a comment? I’m trying to grow my readership here on WordPress, and your comments actually help my visability!

Now just click the link below to head over to the other talented ladies in the hop!  And scroll below if you want to learn about my new monthly special for my customers and team! I’m thrilled to have created a new collaboration with 12 other demonstrators!

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You guys, back in February when I was at a Leadership Conference that was organized by my Stampin’ Up! coach (Ronda Wade), I looked around the room and was amazed at the talent and success of so many wonderful ladies. I had been wanting to be a part of a co-op or collaborative to offer free tutorials to my customers but all of the ones I looked into were full (with waiting lists). So I had the great idea to create one. That’s right- by the end of the first night, I shared my idea with ladies I was sitting with, and before the weekend was over, we had a group of 13 demonstrators eager to take the plunge with me.  We’ve worked really hard to come up with 13 unique and spring themed projects that we know you’ll enjoy! The best part of our Talented Tutorial Team- is we’re giving these tutorials away FREE to our customers and team members. I’ve already shared them with my downline and a few customers who had to order the new storage system the other day. You can get it for free by placing a minimum $40 order (before tax/shipping) from me during the month of April. Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks so much.

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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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New Releases!

Good morning friends, I wanted to bring you these new offerings from Stampin’ Up!. This flyer represents new choices from the annual catalog these would be free with a $50 order

Today also launches the fabulous Saleabration Coordination products!! These are available for purchase and they all coordinate with previously released Saleabration items! Genus!! I know lots of you who don’t like fussy cutting will love to get your hands on these dies.

The punch may carry over into the next catalog.

I hope you are all doing well, I appreciate all your thoughts and prayers and cards that you sent to me and my family, losing my dad suddenly on Valentine’s Day has been still quite a shock. I sit here in my prayer chair and I have so many friends and family I am praying for who’ve also lost love ones. In fact we are going to the funeral of our dear aunt tomorrow. Life is short, treasure your time with those you love.

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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!

Way to Go Day! (And cookie decorating)

Hi friends, how are you doing today? I just had my quarterly rewards day for the top 4 in sales, and I also added promotions to this fun day! (anyone on my team who promotes to a new title will be invited to the next one, and so on). Congrats to Amye, Lisa, Tiffany, Diane and Kathy on all your hard work in your Stampin’ Up! businesses last quarter!!

The girls arrived at noon and we enjoyed a delicious salad bar and macaroni and cheese bar for lunch. Shout out to my brother Scott, the chef, and my sister-in-law Kathy who helped me pull off this fabulous meal! We had lobster, bacon, chicken, broccoli, two extra cheeses, and peppers to mix in the macaroni and cheese!

I like to find unique gifts to give them and for this Way to go day they each got a sparkly pen, bloom planner, and adorable teacup.

Then we went upstairs to the craft room and we had four activities to create, everyone made a custom stamped piece of jewelry, with their perfect word. (Be Open, Laugh, Breathe, Patience and Joey were the words they picked). My word of the year for 2019 is Peace, loved making this fun bracelet.

For the paper crafts (using all new Stampin’ Up! products from the Occasions and Saleabration Catalogs) we made a belly band for a Baker’s box, a hand stamped card, and we decorated around tin that we filled with round teabags. I was going with a tea theme, as you can probably tell, and I showed the girls how to master no line water coloring. This is a technique I am going to cover on my Facebook live event tomorrow at noon Eastern standard time, I hope you will tune in!

The Bakers box is going to come in useful as they needed something to take home their delicious cookies in!

As if that wasn’t fun enough, I had a big surprise for the girls and I hired a professional pastry chef, she is the new chef at Dolce and Biscotti in Clifton Park. (My friend Patty had her at an event in December and when I saw the photos on Facebook, I knew I wanted to do the same). Jennifer Gates is her name and she did a phenomenal job and taught us how to decorate shortbread cookies with royal icing. So much fun, thanks Jennifer!!

Honestly this was so much fun and I can’t believe all the hard work Jennifer put into preparing for us…. she baked all the cookies and made the frosting in advance and taught us the art of cookie decorating. So much fun! ❤️ I had sent Jennifer a link to my blog and Facebook page and she found this cute owl cookie cutter and taught us how to decorate an owl cookie as well as the Valentines themed ones.

Does this sound like fun to you? I would love to welcome you onto my team and I am here to help you grow your business and maybe you will earn one of my quarterly rewards days! I am always here to help.

If you have any questions about any of the Stampin’ Up! pproducts I used, please let me know and I would be happy to share the item numbers or page numbers. I so appreciate you when you order from me, I am really grateful for your loyalty and support!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website:
http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com

Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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!