Creative Inking- Thankfulness Blog Hop

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Hello Again,

I was in two blog hops that happened to fall on the same day, today! And our theme here with the Creative Inking crew is also Thankfulness… it is such a great theme, and I am full of thankfulness- for my loving family, the doctors and nurses and medical staff who have helped us with my sweet mother’s battle with cancer and my sister-in-law’s battle with Crohn’s disease. The past two months have been a whirlwind of emotions and change for our family, but through it all our faith is sustained. I have needed a lot of cards to express my thanks, if you saw my post this morning, I used my beloved owl punch to create a card and little house. Now tonight, I’m featuring two simple fall cards that you could customize for any occasion!

Today’s card is for the Community Hospice staff who have given my mother such excellent care, just wanted to create something to tell them how much they are appreciated. I hope my card inspires you- is there someone you’d like to thank? I’d love to help you create a special, individualized card of appreciation.

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
I was so very happy that the Vintage Leaves stamp set from last year’s Holiday catalog carried over to our new 2016-17 Annual Catalog. These leaves are so versatile and there are thousands of ideas on Pinterest with this set. The coordinating Leaflets Framelits dies make cutting a piece of cake with the big shot. (List of supplies is below).  I love this color palette: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Garden Green. (I water-colored the die cut leaves to give them more texture and definition and so they would “pop”).

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
This technique is pretty simple, just water color (I used our Aqua Painters) the same color ink that you used to stamp the image. It fills in nicely on the leaves. Be careful to not “over-saturate” the image as this is our very vanilla cardstock- just go over once, or the paper will “pill”. For this card I added a mason jar from “Jars of Love” bundle, I have been noticing lots of different colored canning jars out there. What do you think of this version?

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!

Don’t worry about going outside the lines, you’re going to cut them out anyway. Isn’t coloring relaxing?

Are you ready to go see what the amazing Sandy Mott has created this month? Me too, just click the “next” button below:

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Or if you need to hop backwards, here’s the link for Kristine’s blog, just click the “prior” button below:

 

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Here are the supplies I used for today’s cards:

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment – just scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and you will see a box that says “Leave a Reply”… I do have to approve all comments (too many spammers out there, sorry). Thanks, have a great evening!

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

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

 

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!

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Card Making at the Senior Center & Blog Candy Give Away!


Good morning stamping friends! I hope you have had a great week! Do you have fun plans for the weekend? Tomorrow we will be traveling to Syracuse to celebrate Mother’s Day with my family- looking forward to it, we have a lovely brunch at a restaurant called Justin’s Tuscan Grill and then hopefully if the weather cooperates we will head to a local park to visit and hang out together! I don’t want to show you my Mother’s Day cards/projects yet- so be sure to come back on Monday to see my creations.

Today I want to share with you four cards that I did last week at my monthly card class at a local senior center. Shout out to my friend and downline Brigid, she volunteers to come each month and help me with this class. Thanks so much Brigid!

This sweet card is one of two projects you can make from your March 2016 paper pumpkin kit! This kit made four cards of this size, and four gift card holders simply adorable!

 

Because I love my paper pumpkin kit so much, and I’d love to put one in your hands, because I have this prepaid gift card, I am issuing a blog candy challenge, leave me a comment about why you want a kit (what you would use it for, who you might create with, any comment about these fun kits). Be sure to leave a comment on this thread here on my blog, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a spot where you can leave a comment. Be sure to leave a comment by Tuesday, May 10 at 5 PM. I will draw one winner using a random number generator, and I will contact the winner between 8 and 9 PM to redeem this kit I will need your contact info.

This card showcases the free stamp set Stampin’ Up! gifted to us in our April 2016 paper pumpkin kit. The stamp set is called “All About Everything” and it is just gorgeous. I came up with this flower pot design to showcase a flat and simple card. What do you think? Those outgoing in colors just really pop, I used Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, blackberry bliss, and hello honey. Did you stock up on these colors before they retire?

This simple card showcases three products that are carrying over to the next catalog, so glad the kit called water color wishes is carrying over, also happy about the botanical blooms set, and timeless textures from the Occasions catalog!!

This fun card is perfect for that special guy, unfortunately this stamp set called “going global” is retiring, if you want this set, you must order it by May 31!!

Here are a couple variations of this card with other sentiments.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a wonderful day, don’t forget to leave me a comment if you want to be entered to win one free paper pumpkin kit! (This contest is open to everyone, my downline, customers, other demonstrators, and friends!)

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: 92GFRW4G



~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 into May and June: Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka 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!

Stampin Friends April Blog Hop

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Hi there Stampin Friends! This month’s blog hop is all about Animals! Animal lovers rejoice! Do you have a furry family member? You are just going to love all the amazing animal inspired projects this month!  We have three guest bloggers this month, be sure to check out their work (and remember to leave them a comment for the “Mystery Giveaway”). The guest hoppers this month are:

  1. Robyn Rasset,
  2. Kristal Bell, and
  3. Melanie Coverston

 

Welcome ladies, can’t wait to see your creations for the blog hop!

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I had picked this cute stamp set, “Hey Girl” out for the blog hop before I went to OnStage convention last week. Turns out it is retiring, along with lots of products I used today.

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I used my blender pens to color in the girl, dog, butterflies, and flowers. I used sponge dauber to add soft sky and then an aqua painter to add old olive for the grass. I fussy cut the dress by stamping on the Birthday Bouquet DSP.

 

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For the treat project, I wanted something that would hold a little gift, this mini treat box is perfect for a pair of earrings, bracelet or necklace. Notice the scallop circle punch? That is retiring also… so if you don’t have it yet- grab it fast! Punches are so versatile, I like to have them all (for punch art projects too!).

 

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As an OnStage participant, Stampin’ Up! has challenged us to hold one more event each month from May through October… I am committing to this and have been looking at my calendar and would love your opinions, what kinds of events do you think I should be sure to include in the next six months? I’m toying with some options (Kids Classes, Mommy and Me, Technique Tuesdays, or Memory Keeping Made Simple)… do any of those interest you? I’d love to read your comments… thanks!

It’s been a busy week since I’ve been back from Utah. Tomorrow is my birthday, and I took the day off from work for some fun outings and will finalize my #6monthstampingoals

 

Every month each of the bloggers in this group sends one lucky winner an item from their crafting supply inventory, that means 14 prizes, all you have to do is hop around and leave a comment with a hashtag #SFAprHop on each blog. Be sure to hop around and comment by Sunday April 24th. The lucky winner will be announced on Wednesday April 27th. Good Luck!

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Ready to go see what Kim has for us today? Click the next button:

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Or if you’d like to hop back to see what Leanne has created, click “previous” image below:

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  1. Elizabeth Jeanne
  2. Carolina Evans
  3. Melissa Thomas
  4. Steph Jandrow
  5. Kathie Rotti
  6. Robyn Rasset
  7. Kristal Bell
  8. Deana Benson
  9. Leanne Johnson
  10. Lynn Streifert —-<<<<<  YOU ARE HERE!
  11. Kim Smith
  12. Kirsteen Gill
  13. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
  14. Melanie Coverston

Please remember to use Host Code JVRKW2WV  when you check out, this links it to my account. Let me know if you have any questions, I’m happy to help place an order for you!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and for your business! I appreciate each and every one of you!

lynnsignature~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

Don’t Miss Out on These Retiring Items!

MainAd_retired2016_OLO_Apr1816_USCAI’m still a little jet lagged from my trip home from Salt Lake City- didn’t crawl into bed until 3 am…. haven’t been up that late in a LONG time!

Stampin’ Up! just released their retirement list for the 2015-16 Annual Catalog and 2016 Occasions Catalog. In addition to a long list of retiring stamp sets, there are also tools, brads, ribbons, buttons, scissors, big shot dies, In-Color 2014-16 products and much more, that are going away forever!

These items are while supplies last, hope you will consider ordering from me, in my online store, just click “Shop Now” button here on my blog, then click the “Shop Now” tab at the top of the page and then click “Retiring Products”  or here is the link: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryid=100700

 

I’m having some computer problems as I type this… and the Stampin’ Up! website is very bogged down with thousands of demos trying to get on right now. I hope you can open this is the retirement list as a PDF:

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As you add items to your shopping cart, know that you can add items from either catalog, clearance rack, or the retirement list! As a thank you- each person who orders from me will receive a thank you surprise in the mail! Just remember to use Host Code JVRKW2WV  when you check out, this links it to my account. Let me know if you have any questions, I’m happy to help place an order for you!

Be sure to come back tomorrow morning to see all the photos from OnStage (we weren’t allowed to share any photos of us/new products until now).

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and for your business! I appreciate each and every one of you!

lynnsignature~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?demo

 

Beautiful Baker’s Box

Hi Everyone! I wanted to share a quick post with you today to showcase one of my favorite dies in our Annual Catalog- the Baker’s Box Thinlits Dies by Sizzix. Check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYn8RuynMUo

This awesome die is on sale until Monday because it is a weekly deal!

Here is a cute sample:

This die is so versatile it can be used to make little birthday boxes, valentines treats, baby shower favors, bridal shower favors, wedding favors, Easter treat boxes I think you get the idea it can be used for any special occasion!

If you want to place an order in my online store here is the new hostess code for this month:TAWCQ9DC


Also, don’t forget these three products are retiring on Monday so it’s the last chance to get them with your saleabration order!

Did you ever watch the show Full House? It was a big hit in the 90s and my niece Jordan loved it so much that our whole family watched along too. Well I’m excited to say they’re coming out with a sequel version called Fuller House! Here’s the trailer of the new show:

https://youtu.be/uhInIOKwGXU

It’s a new series that’s going to be on Netflix starting February 26, I don’t know about you but I am eagerly awaiting its release!

Well thanks for stopping by today stay warm out there I hear it’s going to be cold!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: TAWCQ9DC

~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
Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka 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!

Creative Inking Blog Hop- Love is All Around

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Hi everyone, thank you so much for stopping here on our monthly Creative Inking Blog Hop! I’m so thrilled to be included in this talented group of ladies, every month I am so inspired by all of their creations and I hope you are too! This month our theme is “love is in the air”. I knew what I wanted to make and I went to get the sentiment “love you” out of the stamp case and it was missing, 😥. We used it at my Monday night monthly club last week, and I sure am hoping it turns up.

I just adore our new stamp set called “Bloomin’ Love”… I used our watercolor paper and white embossing powder, then did a watercolor wash with rose red reinker, and can you see the shimmer? That is our new Wink of Stella brush that really adds a sparkle to your lettering or stamped projects  (it comes in shimmer clear or gold-I use the shimmer clear on this card).

Of course this card was a breeze with our new mini stack of paper called Love Blossoms,  there are 48 pieces of paper in this pad and I just love the color schemes!

The finishing touch was the tiny heart punched out of our new blushing bride glimmer paper.

What do you think? I would love to hear your comments. Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Click the “next” button to hop over to the amazing Phyllis Shepherd’s blog- can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve!
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or to hop back to the awesome Colleen Vassos, click the “prior” button:

 

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All products are from the amazing new 2016 Occasions Catalog! If you’re new to Stampin’ Up! be sure to check out our fantastic Sale-A-Bration catalog! It’s our Annual Customer Appreciation Time! for every $50 you order (before tax/shipping), you can pick an item from the exclusive catalog- check out the links on my side-bar on the left- (or if you’re reading this from a mobile device- scroll to the bottom). Please use Hostess Code: BAMUEFYP when you check out, thanks! Let me know if you have any questions!

Have an awesome day! And thanks again for stopping by today!

~Lynn

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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 offering a variety of stamping events such as a Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka 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!

My First “We Create Blog Hop!” Step it Up!

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Hello there Stampin’ Friends, how are you?? I am so thrilled to be invited to participate in an awesome monthly blog hop with the “We Create Blog Hop” team! (pinch me, I must be dreaming!) I have admired these ladies work for some time, and on a whim I emailed one of them when I saw they were looking for some new demos to join the hop. Thank you Jeanna and Julie for this amazing opportunity!

So the way this blog hop works, is each month we’ll design a card using Stampin’ Up! products and then “step it up a notch” showcasing more advanced techniques and/or more products. Isn’t that a great idea? Well since today is the release of the brand new 2015 Holiday Catalog, I decided to show you a special card that I used for a both a swap I participated in by mail, and then I also used another version for my monthly Christmas Stamp-a-Stack last night.

 

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So it started when I wanted to put the black cat on the new window framelit and thought about what would the inside wall look like to be looking outside at a cozy scene? That’s when I thought of an interior brick wall, and out came the new brick textured impression embossing folder. I then played around with both the chalker marker and the uniball white gel pen to see what look more realistic. what do you think? Soft suede ink was sponged on in a few places to give the bricks an aged look.

So here is the simple version of my card:

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I love how the little village looks through the window, don’t you? The Home For Christmas Designer Series paper is a real wow! I love every piece in this collection and am going to stock up on this paper for all my Christmas cards and home decor, I love it!

 

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©Stampin’ Up! Created by Lynn Streifert http://www.Lynnzcrafters.com 2015 Holiday Catalog

 

 

But to create a “Stepped Up” version of this card, I decided to use some new Real Red Pom-Pom trim (I’m seriously in love with this stuff and think we should have it in EVERY color- who’s with me??) and the new Real Red 1/8″ stripped ribbon and our awesome gold sequin trim is stapled on to the little Note Tag punch. I think this tag “steps up” the card, don’t you?

 

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So here are the swap cards before going out in the mail.

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This was a little “teaser” I posted on my Facebook business page to get people excited about the new Holiday Catalog… it worked (I hope).

The funny thing was that I was pet sitting at my sister’s while I was creating these swaps and the cards for this blog hop, and I also made our new witches hat. Here’s a picture of that:

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As you can see we love little black cats in our family. This is Louie, it took me a long time to get a nice picture of him next to the hat. (He’s not a cat you can just pick up and put where you want him, it took two hours of waiting for him to come up on the counter- oops… shouldn’t let the cat out of the bag that I encouraged him up there, don’t tell my sister- okay??  thanks!)

 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, are you ready to go visit Julie’s blog and see what she came up with? click the “Next blog” icon below: (I have more news below about new Holiday Catalog, clearance rack and Weekly deals, keep reading if you’re not ready to leave my page).

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For those of you local to Schenectady, New York, don’t forget my team and I have our Third BOGO Sale tonight (Buy One Get One Free Event)- it’s located at 2810 Curry Road, Schenectady NY 12303, come around to the back of the building, the entrance is in the back. We have a ton of retired stamps, inks, dies, sizzix, paper, and much more! For each dollar you spend on our retired merchandise- you’ll get to pick out the same value in new Holiday Catalog (or Annual Catalog) products plus tax and shipping- it’s a WIN-WIN (you get a two-fer and we get rid of our retired things). thanks, hope to see you tonight. The sale is just 6-8:30 pm.

Here is a supply list of the items used in these cards:

 

According to Stampin’ Up! some items are expected to possibly go on back-order, here is their prediction- of course it all depends what people actually buy:

Products That Will Likely Go on Backorder
Spiderweb Paper Doilies (item 139622)

Products That Are at Risk of Going on Backorder
Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper (item 139592)
Red Foil Sheets (item 139607)
Into the Woods 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon (item 139612)
Reindeer Paper Clips (item 139643)
Fine-Tip Glue Pen (item 138309)

So if you’d like any of these items, I suggest ordering them first!

you can click the “shop now” button at the left side toolbar of this blog, then when you get to my online store and click “Shop Now”  at the top and then click “Holiday 2015” tab on the left. When you checkout- please use this hostess code: YCQVVKZB

Or let me know what you need- I’m putting in an order tonight!

 

Thanks so much for visiting me today, and please leave me a comment, I’d love to hear from you! Have a wonderful day!

 

I really appreciate all of your support, thanks so much! (Don’t forget our monthly craft kit in the mail – called Paper Pumpkin- is still 1/2 off until September 10th!)

I hope you have a nice 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: 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

Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aks 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!