Many Thanks!!

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I counted over 25 of my wonderful customers, friends and family who came out to see me this weekend. The Craft Fair at Trinity Presbyterian was a great hit! I was next to Sam’s Jam’s and enjoyed her yummy treats, there were some unique hand made gifts and everyone had a great time. Thank you for those who came out!

 

I had my new handy cart with a bin full of retired stamps. I had been going through my retired stamps last week looking for a “bucket” stamp for a friend, and couldn’t find it, and it gave me the idea to sell these retired items at my craft fairs.

My best sellers were: Penguin, Rudolf and Santa treat boxes, Chap Stick holders, Santa’s Magic Key, cardinal candles, dry erase boards, and retired stamps.

 

 

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Yesterday I was Rexford Firehouse again, wowza, it was huge- so many talented people.

My best sellers were: Rudolf, Santa and Penguin treat boxes (sold out by 1:30 pm), mini purses (full of Hershey’s kisses), Santa’s Magic Key, my handmade cards were a hit (I whipped up 24 cards on Saturday night so I was sure to have Thanksgiving and Christmas cards), and my mini coffee cups. (I made these up Saturday night too).

 Mark Your Calendar: Sunday 11/30

Well I have one more HUGE event that is open to the public. On Sunday November 30th,  from 11 am to 2 pm, I will be at the “One Stop Holiday Shop” at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs, NY. This event has over 50 vendors, and we are in 2 rooms this year! The first 50 shoppers will receive a welcome goodie bag. Be sure to check out what is in the bags before you leave the event as there may be something in them to redeem at the event.

Here’s a list of who will be there with me:

Addie’s Discovery Toys
Amethyst Springs
Arbonne
Avon
Be you. Be Beautiful. Be Beauticontrol
BoydsEyeView Creations
Busy B’s Odditties
Dancer’s Dream Boutique
Dove Chocolate Discoveries with Suzi Chaplin
Earth Mother Gifts
Ella Body Chain Jewelry
Fairy Garden Treasures
Fifth Avenue Collection Jewelry
For The Love of Lexi
Gusto Della Vita
Handbag Heaven & More
It Works
Jamberry Nails
Kate Moss from Solidago Tarot
Libby’s Natural Goat Milk Soap
Lillian Lanza Gold Canyon
Little Darlings Boutique
Longaberger
Mary Kay
Massaging Insoles by Pam
Miche-Bourdeaubags
Milli Fiori Jewelry
Moore Stuff
Mugzy’s Barkery
Origami Owl
Pampered Chef
Paparazzi Jewelry; everything $5!
Partylite
Perfectly Posh
Pink Zebra
Plexus Worldwide Inc
Pure Romance
Raema’s Linen World
Rosebud Johnnies
Shoebee Art by Tim Knickerbocker
Silpada Designs
SpOo’s Artistic Creations
Stampin Up! Cards and Crafts by Lynnzcrafters
Stella & Dot Independent Stylist
Sweet Nothings Candy
Tastefully Simple with Jenn Bullis
The Country Moose
Thirty One
Tupperware
Two Birds One Stone
Usborne Books & More
Young Living Essential Oils

I will be busy making some more items for this sale, if you have any special requests- please let me know- I’ll be doing a bunch of custom orders this week as well.

 

On a personal note- please keep two of my family members in your prayers. My darling sister is having surgery tomorrow and my dear niece is having surgery on Wednesday. Praying for them and their surgeons for success, healing, comfort from pain, and that recovery goes well. Thank you. I cancelled my classes/events this week so I can help take care of my sister’s kids. Love my family, so glad we are so close.

 

Well, that’s it for today- thank you for stopping by to read my blog today, and I hope you have an awesome Monday.

Lynn

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use the November Hostess Code:  MSXKPKUB

~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 www.mypaperpumpkin.com Please be sure to type my name in the sign up page (as your demonstrator)

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: scrapbooking (paper and digital), 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!

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

 

Oh Happy Day!! Lots of News!!

dspJuly is going to be one HOT! month! Stampin’ Up! is excited to offer you the chance to earn a FREE Designer Series Paper pack every time you purchase three others packs. That’s like getting $10.95 off your purchase AND receiving an extra DSP—all for free! This offer won’t last long so contact a demonstrator and start stocking up.

 

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Available sets:

Item #133698  Flowerpot Designer Series Paper $10.95

Item #133699 Flashback Designer Series Paper $10.95

Item #133693 Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper $10.95

Item #133692 Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper $10.95

Item #133694 Park Lane Designer Series Paper $10.95

Item #133696 Maritime Designer Series Paper $10.95

Item #133695 Lullaby Designer Series Paper $10.95

Item #133700 Back to Black Designer Series Paper $10.95

PLEASE NOTE:  Only Designer Series Paper valued at $10.95 on pages 186 and 187 of the Stampin’ Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog qualify for either the “buy 3” or “get 1 free!”

Keep in mind:

There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive. For each three purchased, you will receive one free.

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Blendabilities Alcohol Markers are now available!  I am so excited the wait is over! My July club ladies are going to enjoy coloring with these awesome new markers!!

Earlier this spring, Stampin Up allowed demonstrators to purchase the Blendabilities Alcohol Markers on pre-release. I love these markers and I must say, they are really fabulous as well as cost friendly. When I compared them to other alcohol markers I was very impressed.

 

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Blendabilities are dual tipped one end is a fine point and the other is a brush tip, the colors are vibrant and rich, Stampin Up has pulled out all the stops with this one.

Stampin Up has equipped the Blendabilities with the best features of other markers into one marker. They have also taken the guess work out of trying to find like color shades that will allow me to get that progressive blend from dark to light or light to dark.

With the Blendabilities you will get 3 coordinating shades of one color for each color group. If you have the Cherry Cobbler Ink, Card Stock and ribbon you now can color an image using the Cherry Cobbler Alcohol markers to blend your image, it will come in dark, medium and light shades all for 11.95. Yes, that’s 3 markers for $11.95!

If you are familiar with the other alcohol markers out there you know that they run about $7-$8 for one marker. With Blendabilities you will get 3 coordinating shades of each color group, that’s 3 alcohol markers in dark, medium and light.

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Stampin Up has released the markers for sale to customers, beginning today, July 1st!

I look forward to sharing craft and card ideas using these fabulous markers.

 

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Here is an awesome new flyer with all the details about our new Blendabilities:  Blendabilities Flyer

 

The following Blendabilities, listed below are now available,

Cherry Cobbler (Item #130995 – $11.95)
Coastal Cabana (Item #131000 – $11.95)
Daffodil Delight (Item #130998 – $11.95)
Old Olive (Item #130999 – $11.95)
Pumpkin Pie (Item #130997 – $11.95)
Rich Razzleberry (Item #131003 – $11.95)
Skin Tone Assortment (Item #129370 – $22.95)

In addition, the following Blendabilities products are also available:

Memento Ink Pad (Item #132708 – $5.95)
Memento Ink Refill (Item #133456 – $4.95)
Color Lifter (Item #129369 – $4.95)

 

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What Sets Them Apart:

The Stampin’ Up! rectangular barrel keeps your markers from rolling away!
Flat storage helps to maintain the life of each marker.
Each marker comes with a tip on each end: brush and fine.
Marker tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray.
Color coded caps.
Stampin’ Up! markers coordinate wonderfully with our cardstock, and can be used with transparent sheets.
Stampin Up will release the other 6 colors listed in the annual catalog next month.

 

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WEEKLY DEALS

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers Item # 131260
Regular Price: $14.95
Discounted Price: $11.21
Gold Sequin Trim Item # 132983
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71
Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Item # 133364
Regular Price: $10.95
Discounted Price: $8.21
Label Bracket Punch Item # 132153
Regular Price: $15.95
Discounted Price: $11.96
7/8″ Circle Scallop Punch Item # 129404
Regular Price: $12.95
Discounted Price: $9.71
Neutrals Designer Buttons Item # 130031
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96
Silver Baker’S Twine Item # 132976
Regular Price: $3.50
Discounted Price: $2.63
Summer Home Digital Kit – Digital Download Item # 118464
Regular Price: $14.95
Discounted Price: $8.97

Last but not least- a HUGE THANK YOU to all who came out to our Craft Supplies Sale last night!! Jamie, Amye, Judy and I want to extend our deepest thanks to all the shoppers, friends and family who stopped by! And shout out to Molly for hooking us up with such an awesome space! Stay tuned for a big announcement about a class we are planning there next month!!

I’d also like to thank Sharon, Sue and Meg for helping me reach my Paper Pumpkin goals and earn the Stampin’ Up! Challenge for June!! I can’t wait to spoil you at the paper pumpkin party!!

If you’re super eager to order anything today- and take advantage of all these great deals, please use this new July Hostess Code- this code will be good until July 15th: AKZWZAVG  (remember this helps YOU save on shipping charges!!)

Well, that’s it for today, Tempting Tuesday- awesome news, deals and reveals! Can’t wait to STAMP with YOU soon!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today- I REALLY appreciate it and YOU! Have a wonderful day!

Lynn

~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 www.mypaperpumpkin.com Please be sure to type my name in the sign up page (as your demonstrator)

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: scrapbooking (paper and digital), 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!

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

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Stamping Sisters are Amazing!

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Have you ever had a moment when you are truly surprised, and overwhelmed, and feel more blessed than you think you deserve?? These moments are very rare for me (the surprise part)… I feel blessed every day to have such amazing and loving family and friends and am especially thankful for all the new friends I have made in the years that I have been stamping. Becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator was at first a “scary” decision, but my only regret was not signing up years earlier! Who knew that I would be blessed by knowing such generous, amazing people!

So, unbeknownst to me, several of my downline, my upline, and my sidelines (who I have been helping with their blogs), they decided to create a one of a kind card- it is so much more than a card- it is a work of love and art- and I will treasure it always… Karyn Morrison organized the group with directions and pieces that they completed by mail, as one of my downline was in Florida for the winter (hi Judy) and another was on the road with her hubby and their trucking business (hi Kim), and they all chipped in and gifted me not only with this beautiful card, but also two very generous gift cards that I am going to enjoy using at convention this summer. I am still blown away that you ladies did this for me, and that Karyn hand delivered it to me on Wednesday, so that April- my 50th birth-month, was truly complete. (Yes, that is the cafeteria at Schenectady County Community College- Karyn met me after work, before my part time job- teaching at SCCC).

 

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Karyn even made a special box (thank you envelope punch board!)

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The theme of the card was the 2013-15 In Colors and Owl Builder punch by Stampin’ Up!

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Each segment is so unique and sweet and special and amazing, just like the ladies who created them!

 

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I cannot thank you enough Karyn, Dania, Jamie, Kim, Judy, Amye, Jan, and Pam!! You are so talented, generous and I love you all!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

Well, I have more to blog about- it was a busy busy weekend, but I’m saving more for tomorrow, so come back and visit me, okay? Leave a comment, would you? I love hearing from my readers! What did you work on this weekend?

Have a great day!
Lynn

Happy Easter!

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Hi there Friends!! Wasn’t yesterday just a glorious day?? Beautiful weather, and we had an AWESOME turn-out at the Relay for Life Fundraiser Event in Saratoga! Thanks to all my friends and customers who came and shopped- it was so great to see so many of you! Weren’t the other vendors great too?? Such awesome people and all for a great cause!

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These little chocolate filled purses were a big hit!

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I was so thrilled that my little mini coffee cups (aka Bunny cups) were such a big hit- I sold out of these guys again, and really enjoyed everyone’s delight in these little sweets.

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I had a nice spot in the middle of the room, surrounded by new friends!

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What do you think of my set up? I will share I felt a little crowded and am on the look-out for shelving or something to help me organize when I do more of these events… if you know of anything that might work for me, please let me know- okay? thanks!

 

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These little Ghirardelli chocolate holders were popular too!

 

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Don’t forget that Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping from April 21-25, what a great opportunity to stock up on some adhesives, clearance rack items, and more. I’m putting in an order tomorrow, let me know if you need anything! If you want to place your own order, got to my online store at http://Lynnstreifert.stampinup.net and click “shop now” and then click away… when you’re ready to check out, type in the hostess code: WUYJBAKD  and my name will appear. Your order will ship directly to you FREE!

 

I hope you all have a very blessed Easter! I know I’m looking forward to a family day today- I’m off to my sister-in-law’s sister’s house for a fun filled Easter day. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

Have a great day,

Lynn

 

Cards for Sale…

Hi there Stamping Friends! I hope you are all doing well! I know I promised you a newsletter, but I am still looking for space to do a large event- a Stamp Camp type event- with a Stamp-a-Stack theme… I have tons of ideas and not enough room in my craft room to pull them off. I really need YOUR input… where would you like to see me offer this event? Glenville, Saratoga, Colonie, Niskayuna, Albany, Ballston Spa, Burnt Hills, Schenectady?? Please leave me a comment if you’d like to attend this event, and which town would be best for you. (the projects will be similar to the Diva Day cards and totes I shared on my last post).

Here are some cards I spruced up from my retired cards/products box, and these cards will be going in my card rack for sale this Saturday at the Relay For Life Cancer Fundraiser at the Saratoga Springs Holiday Inn, 4/19 from 9 am to 4 pm. Don’t forget: FREE Admission & Fun for the Whole Family,  Get your picture taken with The Easter Bunny!  Over 40 Vendor will be in attendance!  More than $400 worth of prizes to be raffled off.  Face Painting! 


There will be many Craft Vendors as well as:
Joshua Kerr Chainsaw Carvings, Lia Sophia, Silpada, Thirty-One,  Madison Handbags, Dove Chocolate, Paparazzi,  Tastefully Simple, Pink Zebra, Origami Owl, Jewelry In A Candle, Wildtree, Arbourne, Beauty Counter, Pure Romance, Usborne Books, Mary Kay, Lemongrass, Miche, Anthena, 31, It Works, Stampin Up, Sentsy, DoTerra, and Tupperware. We will also have Delicious Sweets & Homemade Candy’s  from Sweet Nothing Candy Shop. Local Author Randi Tyler will be holding a book signing for her new book “I Probably Shouldn’t Poison My Mother”.

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Well, what do you think?? Would love to hear from you!

The new 25% off Weekly Deals start today, and are good until next Monday April 21st:

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I welcome your comments, it really makes my day! thanks!
~Lynn

April Diva Day was Divine!

Good morning friends!
Yesterday was such a blast! I had my club ladies in the morning (you saw those cards yesterday), thanks for the yummy cinnamon scones Patty, they were a delicious morning treat. And speaking of treats, thanks for the chocolate dipped peeps Amye, I don’t know if Claire and Ethan’s will make it until Easter, lol. You gals are so sweet! thanks!

After my club, I headed up to Ballston Spa because I earned another Diva Day with my upline Deb Valder! You know me by now, I love to earn free Stampin’ Up! products, who doesn’t, right? Thanks so much Deb!
Well look at all the goodies we earned and the great projects we made!! Deb designed this 31 Bag knock-off, how adorable is this?? We used the Modern Medley DSP and the Springtime Hello stamp set on all 6 cards. It was a lot of fun, and I think the pictures say it all:

 

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Candy dots, doilies, buttons, ribbon, DSP, shaker frames, and all the supplies to make our fun projects!

 

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everything coordinated so nicely!

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I just loved this little 31 bag knock-off!! Do you know a 31 Bag Rep who might like me to make some of these for her hostess gifts? Please feel free to share my contact info with anyone who might like these bags. So easy to make! The inside has nice finished edges, this bag will be perfect for gift giving- and handmade cards fit very nicely inside!!

 

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All six cards are unique and different- and we didn’t put any sentiments inside, perfect for when you need a card in a hurry!

Does this look like fun to you? I am thinking of turning this into a class… what do you think? I am going to crunch some numbers to see how I could offer this as a class, it will help me to know if YOU are interested in taking this class. Let me know!

 

I also want to let you know, we still have our $99 starter kit special- if you join my team, you get to pick $125 dollars of Stampin’ Up! products and shipping is FREE! I would love for you to join my team! My next Lynnzcrafters get together is going to be Friday April 25th and I am going to do an MDS lesson, (that’s My Digital Studio software for short). Would love to welcome you aboard!

 

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by to read my blog today!

Lynn Streifert

April Club Cards

How was your week? I hope you all enjoyed the spring weather, finally! I’m thrilled to finally be getting back outside and started walking again.

I had activities every night this week and finally sat down last night to plan and start preparations for my club this month- nothing like cutting it close, whew.

I did some case-ing (again), I was so inspired by some awesome cards by fellow demonstrators in our local Stampin’ Up! group.

This first card was one we made last Sunday at our team get-together. The creators were Cathy K and Mary Beth W. Didn’t they do an awesome job? I love the watercolor paper- it holds up so nicely when you use the aqua painters.

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This second card was inspired by a card that the ever talented Jean Hall brought for our sharing table. I loved how she used the new woodgrain big background stamp, embossed it in early espresso, and turned it into the flower pot. So cut and easy. Know how to turn it into a flower pot? Use the biggest oval framelit to get that curved edge on the bottom, then slice off the sides at the angle you want. Pretty easy.

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The third card for my April club ladies is one that I designed, I really wanted to use the Trefoil Cross (single stamp in the Annual Catalog). I pulled some Wisteria Wonder DSP from my retired stash, it really made the card complete. I love doilies, don’t you?

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This card could be easily turned into confirmation, first holy communion, sympathy, wedding, thinking of you, or pastor appreciation card.

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I have a busy weekend planned, how about you? Any stamping plans? Hey- I have a favor to ask you- could you let me know what handmade item you would be likely to purchase at a craft fair? I have limited time and so many ideas, but I want to narrow it down to what people might be most interested in.
Don’t forget next Saturday is the Relay for Life Fundraiser at the Saratoga Holiday Inn on corner of Rt 9 and Rt 50 in Saratoga Springs. Hope to see you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
Lynn