2015 Holiday Catalog, card making, Christmas

Creative Inking Blog Hop- Terrific Techniques!

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Hi there stamping friends! How are you? Can you believe another month has gone by and it’s now time for our November Creative Inking Blog Hop?? I’m so excited to see what the other demonstrators are going to show us today!

My technique card for today is a card inspired by the Northern Lights. On the news recently, they showed some images from Canada and Norway which were just beautiful and I instantly thought “that should be on a card”! So here is my interpretation of a Christmas card featuring the Northern Lights.

If you want to learn more about the Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis is their scientific name) go here to read and see more:

http://www.northernlightscentre.ca/northernlights.html 

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This photo of the northern lights was shot this summer near Rochester, NY by Brad Timerson, of Newark.

I just loved the purple, mint green, dark blue and hint of pink from Brad’s photo, so I attempted to re-create it here on my card:

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This card took me four tries to get just the look I was happy with… I wish I had taken photos of all my previous attempts so you could see the creative process at work.

 

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I started with just perfect plum and mint macaron, but that wasn’t vivid enough. After a few tries I decided to add more colors, and you can see my full color line up here:

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I used sponge daubers to swirl the colors on in a circular pattern (think spiral- like a snail shell), I started in the middle with perfect plum, then watermelon wonder, then daffodil delight, then mint macaron, and on the outer circle were night of navy and some more perfect plum. Don’t be afraid to get your fingers dirty! After finishing up the northern lights swirls, then I stamped the new Wonderland pine trees in Stazon ink a few times, then with 2-way glue pen I outlined some of the trees and applied dazzling diamonds glitter. Then I cut the sleigh image from sleigh ride edgelits die on piece of whisper white card stock. and stamped “Silent night” sentiment in Night of Navy ink and added more dazzling diamonds glitter with the two way glue pen.

Lastly, (and because I had a tiny smudge and didn’t want to start all over again), I added a wooden snowflake element and stepped it up with some basic rhinestones for added bling.

What do you think?? This is not my usual card style, and has many more steps than I would try in my clubs or classes, but I was happy with how this last version came out. If you are interested in trying this technique, have fun, and let me know what colors you think look good together to represent the “northern lights”. I love to read your comments!

I want to thank all of my wonderful customers, friends, family and downline who helped me achieve a huge milestone in my stamping business yesterday- I finalized my club order for the month and I hit my $100,000 career sales mark!!  Most of you know that last year I really stepped up my stamping business to earn my very first incentive trip… and now to reach this milestone!!  I am so very blessed to have such wonderful and dedicated people who have helped me these past seven  years, and I could never have done it without you! THANK YOU!!

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Plans are under way for my Holiday Open House and much belated Appreciation Party- stay tuned for more details to come!

Now for the rest of the blog hop… click to either hop forward to the phenomenal Miss Phyllis Shepherd‘s blog:

 

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Or, if going backward is your thing, go check out the creative Colleen Vasso‘s blog:

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Well that’s it for today, many thanks everyone for stopping by my blog today- I hope you have a wonderful day! Be sure to leave me a comment- have you ever seen the Northern Lights in person?  take care!

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Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! If you would like to order from my online store, here is the hostess code for this month: BZ6HGGWZ

~Lynn Streifert, Silver Elite

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 scheduling super fun: Sip & Stamp Parties, Private Parties, and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: 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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Holiday Catalog Retirement List!

 

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Good morning stamping friends! Thank you so much to all my wonderful friends, family, customers, and downline who came out to see me this weekend at my two craft fairs!! Things went very well I’m happy to say! I am pretty tired but that is par for the course. I wanted to let you know that Stampin’ Up! just released the retirement list for the holiday catalog, this way you can plan to stock up I’m what you might want before it is gone for good. Everything on this list is while supplies last. Happy shopping!
Here is the link to the list (click here or click the picture of the catalog).

 

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Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! If you would like to order from my online store, here is the hostess code for this month: BZ6HGGWZ

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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!

 

 

 

2015 Holiday Catalog, Craft Fair/Vendor Events, Stampin Up

Arongen Elementary School & Upcoming Craft Fairs!

I was invited to participate in a vendor market at Arongen Elementary School last weekend. It was also their book fair, and ice cream social. What a great event! I met a lot of wonderful new families, and many people express interest in stamping. And of course they bought some of my little hand stamped and creative projects.
Here are some pictures of my booth:

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These are my all new Thanksgiving items.

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The organizers were Brooke and Andrea, they did a terrific job, and I really enjoyed this opportunity very much! Thanks ladies!!

Each night this week I’ve been making a couple new items… I will have new Avon Chapstick holders, other Christmas candy treats, and I’m working on a few surprises. 

These gifts are perfect for coworkers, teachers, bus drivers, neighbors, family, friends, the mail carrier, your nail technician, hairstylist, just about anybody would appreciate a cute little handmade gift for the holidays.

If you need any of these items or any others you know I am happy to take custom orders. 

This Saturday I will be at the Trinity Presbyterian Church on Swaggertown Road in Scotia from 10 AM to 3 PM and then on Sunday I will be back at the Rexford firehouse on Balltown Road in Rexford from 10 AM to 4 PM. Hope to see you at one of my two craft fairs and then that’s it for me until I do an event at my niece and nephews school in December. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today I really appreciate you taking the time to come read my blog. Have a wonderful day!  

Lynn

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We Create Blog Hop

We Create 2015

 

Hi there Stampin’ Friends!

Did you have a nice Halloween? I was at a lovely wedding in Washington, DC.  and am traveling home to NY today. It was the first time I missed celebrating Halloween with my family since my niece was born- that’s 19 Halloweens! I prepared this blog hop before I left New York, so I hope it goes off without a hitch.

The theme of this awesome blog hop each month is to showcase a rubbing stamping project twice- first in it’s “simple” form and then “stepped-up”.

So here is my interpretation of this concept. I resisted the Lighthearted Leaves set as long as I could, because I loved the Vintage Leaves bundle… but love this set too!

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Just some simple sponging (I used hello honey and tangelo twist here for a soft multi-colored effect).

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This time I decided to give it some bling and accessories- don’t you love how you can “dress up” a card, just like your wardrobe, with just a few simple touches. The gold sequin trim is the star here, don’t you agree? I also think stamping the sentiment from this set, in tangelo twist instead of momento tuxedo black ink, is more classy too.

What do you think? Which one do you prefer?

 

 

Don’t forget that the deadline to sign up for our Veteran’s Day Christmas Card Get-Together is this Tuesday- limited space is available.

 

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Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today! Here is the link to the next demonstrator- please go visit Julie and see what awesomeness she has dreamed up for us!

 

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Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

 

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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!

 

2015 Holiday Catalog, card making, Christmas, Kids crafts, Owl builder punch, Punch art, Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Online Ordering Hostess Code, Stamps on Sale

Christmas Joy! Creative Inking Blog Hop!

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Welcome to another month of stamping inspiration from a talented group of ladies! I can’t wait to see what my fellow demonstrators have to offer us this month!  You know I always have a hard time picking just one project to share with you on the hop. So for our “Christmas Joy” theme, I decided to show you what my Make and Take project was for my team retreat this weekend in beautiful Lake Luzerne, NY (the Adirondacks of Upstate New York).

True story- yesterday there was a mini snow squall and we actually had snow on the ground… luckily it melted within an hour! I’m soooo not ready for the real stuff. But hopefully this cute guy will suffice- this would be enough snow for me!

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I was inspired by the snowman on the Stampin’ Up! blog last winter, never had a chance to make him! One of my downline requested we learn how to make him, so I figured it out and prepped it for everyone to make on our 4th Lynnzcrafters Team Crafty Girls Get-Away.

 

 

 

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Want to know how to make him yourself?

make 8 whisper white circles in the following three sizes: 1 3/4″, 2″, and 2 1/2″. You will trim off the bottom 1/4″ to make them all flat. Score in the middle and fold in half. Then glue backs together (like a honeycomb) and glue to make a completely closed “snowball”. The hat is made with designer series paper: the strip is 1 1/2″ x 5″ and the two circles are 1 1/4″ and 2″.

Although glue dots held him together okay, it wasn’t sturdy enough, so I inserted a barbarque skewer up through all three snowballs and about 3/4″ above the top ball- this is so the top hat can be secured to the top of the snowman.

The then nose and two arms are from the bird builder punch and his eyes are from the owl builder punch. Then just string your greeting from a piece of linen thread and tie onto his arms.

Well, some of my team had some other ideas- look what additions they came up with:

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Do you like the touch of holly and the red bird on his hat? Those are not Stampin’ Up! products, but a cute additional touch- thanks Judy!

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Sorry this one isn’t a good quality photo- but can you see how Tiffany used our red pom-pom trim as his scarf? And she put the word “peace” on instead of “Noel”. Isn’t Frosty just adorable? You can make it too- and what a fun project to do with the kids!

We also worked on some other Christmas projects on our retreat:

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This was Amye’s Make-and-Take for each one of us… isn’t this Clean And Simple technique so sweet?? This designer series paper is amazing! I’m sure it’s going to be a top seller from this Holiday Catalog!

 

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Now let’s talk about STAMPS! When I started planning for this blog post I knew that I had my Frosty the Snowman project and was hoping for more fun and inspiring cards and 3D items to show you. Look at this gorgeous card that Laurie prepared for our Make-and-Take! Don’t you just love the pine trees in this new set called Wonderland? We stamped in Smokey Slate, Tip-Top-Taupe and in Craft White, embossed in White and with Dazzling Details (glitter) on the white pines. Love this card so much!

We did so much stamping, crafting and creating all weekend long, it was hard to pack up and come home, our mojo was really flowing! I took pictures of each stamper with all her creations, but I don’t want to spoil any surprises (a lot of gifts were created this weekend). I’ll be sure to post when the coast is clear for sure.

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Did you know that Stampin’ Up! is having a HUGE Stamp Sale this week? Well, if you would like to get any of our stamps for 15% off then this is the week to do so! Sale ends Friday 10/23 at midnight. If you want to take advantage of this awesome sale, feel free to shop my online store, and be sure to use Hostess Code: ASVGP9EZ
It’s a fabulous time to fill your wish list or even try the $99 Starter Kit for maximum savings! Discounted stamps may be added to the $99 Starter Kit, helping you get even more product for the money! Ask me to tell you more about the $99 Starter Kit and joining Stampin’ Up!  and the Lynnzcrafters team- I welcome hobby stampers!

Well now it’s time to see what the amazing Phyllis Shepherd has come up with for you this month:

 

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Or if going backward is your thing, go check out what awesome projects Colleen Vassos has for you today:

 

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And don’t forget I have two openings for this Stamp-a-Stack class next Monday 10/26 at 6:30 pm here at my house! You will make five each of the two cards in the photo below:

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I really appreciate all your comments, I LOVE to hear from YOU! Have a wonderful day!

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If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: ASVGP9EZ

~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!

 

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Crafty Weekend Get Away!

Hi there Stamping Friends! Can you believe that I have hit the 500 mark! 500 blog posts that is! WOW, thank YOU all so much for reading, visiting, commenting, liking and sharing my blog posts! I do enjoy sharing crafty inspiration with you all!

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This weekend is my 4th annual Lynnzcrafters Team Crafty Get-Away up in Lake Luzerne. I am so blessed to have six of my downline up here at the cozy cottage my dear friend Wendy owns overlooking the beautiful lake.

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Here is the view that greets us from the cottage.

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And look at this yummy fruit, Judy made a delicious sauce to go over it…

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Such a nice cozy table setting.

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You know how crazy I am about owls… couldn’t resist this gift for the girls…

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This is the swap card made by Amye- how sweet?

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This beauty is the swap card made by Carol- she did a lot of coloring for sure!

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This amazing card was made by Jamie- now I really want the dove stamp, I love how Jamie colored this dove!

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This stunning swap was made by Judy- can you believe she hand-cut out all those birch trees? wowza!

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Don’t you just love this sweet and simple swap card by Laurie?

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Last, but certainly not least is Tiffany’s terrific tag- she hand cut all those bears!

 

This weekend has been chuck full of stamping, crafting, eating, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. I really needed this get-away, my mojo is restored!

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Hey did you hear the good news?? Stampin’ Up! is having a HUGE STAMP SALE this week! From 10/19-10/23 all our stamp sets will be on sale for 15% off! (sorry but bundles, hostess sets, and rotary stamps are NOT included in the sale).  Get your catalogs out and make that wish list! If you want to take advantage of this awesome sale, feel free to shop my online store, and be sure to use Hostess Code: ASVGP9EZ 

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We have today to craft away, so be sure to stop by tomorrow- I am in another blog hop and will be sharing lots of “Christmas Joy” with you all! Have a wonderful Sunday, thank you for stopping by to read my blog. Would love to hear from YOU, so leave me a comment, thanks!!

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2015 Holiday Catalog, Creative Inking Blog Hop, fall projects, Framelits, Halloween, handmade cards, Kits!, paper crafting, rubber stamping, Stampin Up

Hooray for Halloween/Amazing Autumn Creative Inkling Blog Hop

creative hopHi there Stamping Friends!

September is a super busy month, but I love the cooler temperatures (not a fan of hot weather), and my trees have been dropping pretty red and orange leaves for a few weeks now. I love autumn and I love Halloween! What a terrific theme for our blog hop this month, I hope you like my offerings and please leave me a comment- I love to hear from you and welcome your comments!

First up is a set of cards that I made for Halloween. Originally this was going to be offered at our Fall Fest stamping get together in a few weeks, but we decided to do just generic autumn cards for that event.



So this adorable owl card was one of my September club cards. Some club ladies decided to put the magic wand in the owls hand, but I forgot to take a picture of anyone else’s card super cute though I love this new stamp set!



This next card is another adorable Halloween card that I may do for one of my stamping get-togethers with the senior citizens they mentioned that they would like a Halloween card next time we get together so I will be showing them this one.


  
Next up is a gorgeous wreath that I saw on display at convention this summer. One of the artisan design team members, Allison O. (from Canada),  her blog name is “nice people stamp”. I knew from the second I saw this wreath that I wanted to re-create it and when I told my downline about it and showed them photos I took -they wanted to do it at one of our team get-togethers. So this Tuesday night 10 of my downline will be coming over … they all bought their own grapevine wreaths, and we will be stamping, cutting, and hot gluing these little babies together. Wish us luck!

I could not really figure out how Allison had made the little pinecones out of paper and lucky for me here in upstate New York and the beginning stages of autumn- my pine trees have dropped a lot of pinecones so I picked over 100 pinecones up today so everyone should have enough to hot glue those onto their wreath, if they want.



Last but not least I wanted to show you the season to season wreath decorated for autumn. I had a small class Friday night and we made these up …boy are Stampin’ Up! kits just amazing?? there are so many extra parts that the possibilities are endless!

 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, would love to read your comments, and also- don’t forget to click “next” or “back” to hop around 11 other awesome demonstrators websites for their offerings! Have a great day!

Click next to go see the amazing Phyllis Shepherd’s blog:
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Or if going backward is your thing, go visit Colleen Vassos by clicking the “prior blog” button here:

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