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

 

We Create Blog Hop- April 2016

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Hi there stamping friends! Welcome back to our monthly Step It Up Hop! We hope our hop style helps many different levels of stampers. Thank you for joining us this month. We hope you have a happy and creative one!! Can you believe it is April already, where did March go?? Last night was a flurry of activity getting in the last of our Sale-a-bration orders… what a great selection this year, don’t you think?

For April, since it is my favorite month of the whole year (it’s my birth-month and I’ve always enjoyed the change in weather, love SPRING!!), I decided to do several cards today featuring one of my favorite bundles from the Occasions 2016 Catalog. Can you guess which bundle?? It is the Rose Wonder Stamp Set with Rose Garden Thinlits Dies!! And you absolutely must have the awesome Big Shot Die Brush (to easily remove all the small cut pieces out of the rose and leaves).

I sadly am in need of many sympathy cards both to send and for my card racks and custom orders. Let me know which version you like the best.

 

First up, the simple card, with no embellishments, just used the cut out portion of the rose/leaf die as a stencil and sponged blackberry bliss and pear pizzazz ink on my plain whisper white cardstock. After I was done, I highlighted areas with the clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

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This version is plain and simple.

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Now to cut more rose/leaf combos, once in Blackberry Bliss card stock (I’m sure going to miss this color when it retires soon) and Pear Pizzazz. Cut leaves to piece together (like a little puzzle).

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Now to “Step it Up!” in the We Create Style!

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On this card, I added washi tape and ribbon to give it some more interest.

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Finally, had to add rhinestones- how do you like the big one in the middle?

There are hundreds of ways you can use this stamp set, it has been my “go-to” set this month for sympathy and thinking of you (and several birthday cards too).

SUPPLY LIST: (for all)

  • Stamp Sets: Rose Wonder (item#140697)
  • Ink Colors: Blackberry Bliss (#133642) and Pear Pizzazz (#131180)
  • Card Stock: Whisper White (#100730), Blackberry Bliss (#133675), and Pear Pizzazz (#131201)
  • Embellishments: Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, clear #141897, Washi (retired), Iced Rhinestones (#139637) and Rhinestone Basic Jeweks (#119246), and Pear Pizzazz Cotton Ribbon (#134562)
  • Big Shot Machine #113439, magnetic cutting pad #130658, precision base plate #139684, and big shot die brush set #140603

I would love to hear from you, what do you think of the Rose Wonder bundle? I’d also love to know what your favorite Sale-a-bration item was this year? Leave me a comment! thanks for visiting today, and Happy April!!

Ready to go see what Julie has in store for you?? ME too!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by have a great day!

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?demoid=2043263

**I have just a couple openings for April …so contact me if you want to book a party: Sip & Stamp Parties, 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. Also, 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!

 

Good bye Sale-a-bration, it was GREAT!

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Hi There Stamping Friends!!

WOW, where did March go?? I can’t believe tomorrow we turn the calendar to April (my favorite month!).  This is a quick post to remind you that TODAY is the last day of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Sale-a-bration Season- free gifts for customers, extra $$ for hostesses, extra $$ for new recruits, and rewards for Demonstrators too!

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I hope you were able to get all the FREE products you wanted! I did hear that the glitter tape is sold out, but there are lots of other products still available!

I have an order going in tonight, so contact me by 6 pm EST if you want me to help you, or place an order in my online store.

thanks! Have a great Thursday, last day of March!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by have a great day!

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?demoid=2043263

**I have just a couple openings for April …so contact me if you want to book a party: Sip & Stamp Parties, 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. Also, 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- March Hop!

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Hello stamping friends! Welcome to our March Creative Inking Blog Hop! The theme this month is #imbringingbirthdaysback (remember when I told you about the movement, the stamp, the mission?? (if not, click here to read the original post). I have to admit, I made a mistake by hitting publish (instead of “save”) back on March 12th- that was the day I was starting to put together the content for today’s post.  Once you publish a blog post, you can’t recall it (my only option was to edit or delete it) and I didn’t want to have to re-type that content again.  So now you already know about Shannon West’s creation and I can jump right into my birthday cards and projects for today!

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My three cards were inspired my the cute little 6″ x 6″ paper stack called “Have a Cuppa”, it coordinates with the new bundle “A Nice Cuppa” stamp set and “Cups and Kettles” framelits. I love the colors in this pad of paper: Basic Grey, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, and Whisper White. I started experimenting with the stamp set “Balloon Celebration” and the coordinating punch – the Balloon Bouquet Punch!

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I took a few hours to just play with the stamp set a few weeks ago, and played around with all the papers, all the stamps to come up with a coordinating set of cards that I could use for this blog post.

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Here’s a little secret- it took me about 6 tries before I got a card design I was happy with, here is a rejected card- see how the balloon strings don’t line up? I also didn’t like mixing the fine tip of the marker with the stamped image.

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Sometimes I play around and make lots of elements (ie: balloons) and then play around with various backgrounds until I’m happy with it. Here you can see the two-step stamped images with the large and small balloons from this bundle. Notice the watercolor wash background? That is pool party ink watercolored onto the shimmer white cardstock. I thought it would pop.

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I loved how this idea came out, notice the thin silver metallic thread? I started using it under the balloon punch-outs, then decided to use it for the balloon strings and bow, I really liked how this came out, what do you think?

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Decided to keep this first card CAS (clean and simple). Love the colors together, didn’t even use the DSP on this card!

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Here is my first card stamped with the #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp! Love it! Shout out to my downline Sharon, she stayed up until 2 am EST the day Stampin’ Up! launched the sale of this stamp, so she could order it for me, what a great friend! Thanks Sharon!

 

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Next up, this card uses the same Pool Party watercolor wash on shimmer white paper, but decided to try the bunch of balloons out of the DSP and stamped images. What do you think of the mixture?

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decided to stamp a sweet little balloon inside this card with the #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp.

 

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Last, but not least, tried the cloud stamps and added some bling with the bermuda bay sequin trim glued down strategically.

 

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! I appreciate your comments!

Are you ready to go see what the super talented Phyllis has come up with this month? Just click the “next” button below:

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Or if you missed Colleen’s awesome post and want to hop back to see it, click the “prior” button:

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Here are the supplies I used for the three cards:

 

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

Thanks so much for stopping by have a great day!

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?demoid=2043263

**I have just a couple openings for April …so contact me if you want to book a party: Sip & Stamp Parties, 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. Also, 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 Spring Hop…

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Hi there Stampin Friends! Welcome to our March Blog Hop featuring lots of Easter, Spring and soft pastel colors to inspire you! I can’t wait to see everyone’s creations! If you arrived from Leanne’s blog, WELCOME, and thank you for continuing with the blog hop! Isn’t she just amazing? I love her work- I love that her initials became her blog name “Literally My Joy”, isn’t that sweet? I got to meet Leanne last summer on my late night flight home from Convention in Salt Lake City, it was great meeting you Leanne! Hope to see you next month at OnStage!

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”):

  1. Barbara Welch
  2. Charlene Luks
  3. Cheryl Piotrowski

 

Ready to see what I have created for you this month? Here is an assortment of projects that I created for this theme of welcoming spring by using soft pastels:


First up a card using the stamp “swallowtail” from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog. I used my sponge daubers to sponge on pastel colors all over this butterfly. After I was happy with the color I hand cut this butterfly out, and using my bone folder, gave it some 3-D.



The colors are used on the butterfly are daffodil delight, pink pirouette, pear pizzazz, and on the whisper white background I sponged soft sky.


Next up I wanted to make another card using the Rose wonder bundle. This was a big hit at my stamp-a-stack  class last month. It is so easy to remove the Rose piece from the die with the help of the new die brush and sponge pad, what a fantastic tool!!


The past few cards I have made with this technique were birthday cards, but I needed a special Easter card so I changed it up. Can you see the glimmer? The clear wink of Stella pen helped to glam this card up! I made this card by using the negative space from the card stock as my stencil to sponge on the pink and green ink for the background underneath the rose die.

 

Next up is my 3-D project I knew immediately I wanted to try my hand at a project that Erika Cerwin featured last spring on her blog using the intricate butterfly dies here on the curvy keepsake box. She made them in a variety of colors and they’re so beautiful. I followed her video and just added the wink of Stella clear glimmer pen over the vellum butterfly and on the circles made with the stencil and Stampin’ marker- can you see it?


These little treat boxes will be perfect for Easter or any get together really.

So what did you think? I would love to hear from you, I adore reading all of your comments, it really makes my day!

Wishing you all a very Happy  St. Patrick’s Day! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and remember to leave a comment with the #SFMarhop to be entered into the drawing.

 

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I was so thrilled that one of MY customers, Sariah J., won the Mystery Give-away in February! She is still receiving her goodies, all the demonstrators in the blog hop mail the winner some crafty goodies! I can’t wait to see who wins in March! Just be sure to hop to every blogger, and enter the hashtag: #SFMarHop with your comment. It’s super fun!

 

Ready to go see the amazing Kirsteen Gill’s fabulous blog?? Me too… click the “next” button…

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Or, if you need to hop back and check out the talented Leanne Johnson, click the “previous” button…

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Refer to this list if you need to find anyone on the hop:

1. Melissa Thomas

2.  Cheryl

3. Steph Jandrow

4. Kathie Rotti

5. Barbara Welch 

6. Charlene Luks   

7. Carolina Evans

8. Leanne Johnson 

9. Lynn Streifert    <<<———— YOU ARE HERE!

10. Kirsteen Gill 

11. Elizabeth Jeanne

 

 

Here are the supplies I used for my three projects above:

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

Thanks so much for stopping by have a great day!

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?demoid=2043263

**I have just a couple openings for March and April due to vacation plans/holidays…so contact me if you want to book a party: Sip & Stamp Parties, 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. Also, 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!