Creative Inking Blog Hop- April Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone! welcome to the April Creative Inking Hop- we are thrilled to bring you an array of Stampin’ Up! stamps, inks, papers, and embellishments and we are trying our first Sketch Challenge. I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with this month! Also, a very warm welcome to our two new demonstrators to join our hop- please welcome Renee Kohnke and Michelle Irinyi to the Creative Inking Crew!

Here is the sketch we are all using as our inspiration:

 

When we were given this sketch last month, I was knee deep in my supply box from Stampin’ Up! for being an OnStage presenter for our Product Purchase Premiere. I was given the Nature’s Poem bundle and suite of products. It was so nice to work with the sketch to design some fun cards. I used the new Rooted in Nature clear mount stamp set, Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies, and Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper as well. Which one do you like better?

I love how beautiful all our metallic foil paper, thread and doilies work with this suite.

Notice anything about these colors? I’m so thrilled to welcome Blackberry Bliss back to our color family! It was an In Color a few years ago, but it is making a come back in our Regals Collection! I am so excited about our Color Revamp! We are retiring many outdated colors and shaking things up a bit. Wait until you see them in real life- all the new colors are vibrant. Notice the light colored leaf in the DSP above? that is a new In Color called Grapefruit Grove! I love these two colors together! Notice how the leaves are cut and embossed? The framelits die set includes dies for both cutting and embossing all the trees and leaves! No more fussy cutting! You will be able to get your hands on this bundle starting June 1st if you’re a customer. If you want to sign up to be a demonstrator, you can pick these colors/items in your new starter kit starting on May 2nd. So many choices!

My second card with this sketch features the same bundle and suite of products, just went with my other favorite returning color- Mint Macaron!! This was seriously the hardest secret to keep since I received my box! In this card I’ve paired the mint macaron with tranquil tide, soft suede and copper foil and copper metallic thread. I also used Petal Burst Texture Impression Embossing Folder after I stamped some leaves on the card stock to give it some added dimension. (so glad all these products are staying with us!) What do you think?

I think I might frame this card and use it for daily inspiration. You see I’m going to start the Whole30 eating lifestyle plan on Monday. Tomorrow is my birthday, and as I turn the chapter to age 54, I just want to feel healthier, and have more energy. Some friends are doing this plan with me, and I’ve talked to others who have tried it… it is an elimination diet of sorts- you cut out flour, grains, sugar, dairy, soy, legumes, alcohol, and other “trigger” foods and ingredients that are known to cause inflammation and bloat, you eliminate it for 30 days. Then slowly, careful reintroduce one thing at a time, evaluating how you feel, to see if you can figure out your triggers. I know I am too dependent on sweets, and want to just purge it all at once. Just cleaned out my house/pantry/fridge/freezer and will be shopping tomorrow to stock up on all the good stuff. Wish me luck! I’ll need to be very strong, resist lots of temptations in the next month. If you want to know more, or see how I’m doing, let me know!

Thank you so much for visiting me today! Are you ready to go visit the amazing Sandy Mott? Just click the next button below:


 

or, if you need to hop backwards, to go visit Colleen Vassos, please click the “prior” button below:

 

If you need the info on the retiring colors:

 

 

 

To check out the complete Retirement List, and newly added Clearance Rack items, please go to my website: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lynnstreifert/

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: CGQAGYQ6 (all online orders will receive mystery thank you gifts!!) 

~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: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun 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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Stampin Friends Spring Has Sprung

Hi there Stampin Friends! So glad we are featuring spring projects- winter has been trying to linger here in Upstate NY, so I’m hoping this will do the trick!

First of all, congratulations to Siretta Oltmanns, our winner of the Stamparatus!

I had the pleasure of going to New York City for work for couple of days and oh my goodness look at these Cherry Blossoms! 🌸 this really put me in for spring!

The first card I wanted to share with you is featuring a brand new bundle of products that will be available to you on May 1. I love when Stampin’ Up! has an early release and this suite of products is called Share What You Love Suite! This designer series paper is gorgeous – every piece has beautiful spring flowers, yummy pastels, and it is so interchangeable with all of our products. The stamp set is called “love what you do” and do you recognize this beautiful new base card? It is our mint macaron coming back from retirement!

It was so fun going to Onstage last week and I truly loved having a couple months of playing with new products… normally I wouldn’t tease you with something that you have to wait for but this is literally just a few days away and you can get these products yourself as of May 1st!

Next stop I want to show you this little treat box I made. Do you recognize it? I split open the silver mini gable boxes and reversed it, but before I glued it back together I stamped it up with the new stamp set that I had the honor of presenting in the Product Purchase Premiere presentation called Rooted in Nature from the new Suite called Nature’s Poem that will be available starting June 1, with the launch of the new 2018–19 Annual Catalog. (Of course demonstrators will be able to pre-order this in May so if you’re eager to get your hands on it, you should consider signing up to join my team) 😉 what do you think of blackberry bliss coming back to our lineup? I hope you are as thrilled as I am I just love this color!

Here I am standing next to my display board with most of the projects I presented, I am standing with Susan who had the pleasure of presenting The Delightfully Detailed Bundle.

And look at these beautiful cards, these were all made by demonstrators from our Creating Success with Ronda Wade group who were also at the Hartford Connecticut. Can you pick out my card?

Well what do you think? Are you excited for what’s coming up? Now is the time to stock up on any of your retiring colors as we are going through a big color revamp.

Also, Stampin’ Up! just filled up the clearance rack page in our online store, there are hundreds of new products for you to choose from to 60% off!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my projects today, and don’t forget to click and follow all the other demonstrators in this blog!

thanks for visiting!

 

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If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: CGQAGYQ6

~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: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun 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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Designer Series Paper Showcase!

Hi there friends! So glad you came back to visit me today! This month our Creative Inking Bloggers are showcasing Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful Designer Series Paper, since we have 11 days left of our awesome Buy 3 Get 1 free Sale!

 

Click this photo to open the flyer in bigger view:

I have been using these amazing papers in all of my classes and clubs this month- so my customers can see how versatile these amazing papers are!

 

This card was one we did last month at my Stamp-a-Stack. I love the “Be Merry” Designer Series Paper, those mittens are super cute. I never had a chance to use Santa’s sleigh dies last year- was super glad it carried over to the Annual Catalog, it is so stinkin cute!

 

 

How cute are the little reindeer on this DSP? (this is from “Be Merry” as well!)

 

 

I love that Stampin’ Up! included the Painted Harvest DSP from the Holiday Catalog in this sale too! Every piece in this pack is stunning, and looks amazing with any greeting!

 

Delightful Daisy DSP and bundle are still a favorite and look amazing any time of year. How sweet and simple is this card?

I would love to hear which card is your favorite! Or, feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions about the products I used. (A short supply list is below).

Thank you so much for stopping by, are you ready to go see what the other ladies have in store for us? Click here to hop over to see what awesomeness Lori Mueller has for us this month:

 

Click here if you need to hop back to check out the fun with Colleen Vassos:

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: UPT7SU4C

~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: 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!

Stampin Friends October Thanksgiving Blog Hop!

 

 

Hi everyone and welcome to our Monthly Stampin Friends Blog Hop! This month we are featuring the theme “Thanksgiving” or Thanks! I’m super excited to be hopping with these fabulous ladies- they sure are talented! Be sure to comment on everyone’s blog- our wonderful leader (Elizabeth) has an awesome give-away for one lucky reader! {comment #SFbloghop2107 and a comment about what you love about their project on each of the 13 ladies pages! It’s that easy!}

First up is this card, I made one similar to this for my October club cards, and decided to change it up to feature this sentiment from “Painted Harvest” stamp set in the Holiday Catalog (supply list at the bottom of this post).

 

 

For my 3D project, I decided to create a matching Pizza box treat holder using the same colors, papers, and stamp set. (These pizza boxes are 3″ square and are perfect for small treats, gift cards, jewelry, candy, cookies, packaged goodies and a small stack of note cards!!)

 


Planning to make some sugar cookies to put inside these boxes for Thanksgiving, and will have one at each place for my family.

 

So what do you think of my projects today? I would love to hear from you (plus it will help your chances to win this awesome kit!!)

Ready to check out the other 12 ladies? Click each name on the list and be sure to comment to be entered to win the Many Merry Stars Kit! You have until Thursday October 26th to get your comments in, we’re giving you one week for this Giveaway! Good luck!!

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Maureen Rauchfuss
2. Sue Vine
3. Lana Staab
4. Kathie Rotti
5. Cindy Waldroff
6. Kirsteen Gill
7. Raquelle Clifton
8. Barbara Welch
9. Steph Jandrow
10. Kim Lamos
11. Lynn Streifert
12. Twila Davis
13. Melissa Thomas

 

(Just click the DSP image above and you will get the list of paper packages that are included in this sale).


The other exciting news is that our new alcohol markers called Stampin’ Blends- are ready for purchase on November 1st! I absolutely love these markers and can’t wait to feature some amazing classes with these markers, stay tuned for more details!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: UPT7SU4C

~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: 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!

Stampin Friends September Blog Hop!

 

Welcome to our September Blog Hop of the Stampin Friends group! I’m excited to be back with this talented group of ladies! And super huge thanks to our organizer, Elizabeth Thatcher, as we are bringing back prizes! For this month, the prize is this awesome Stampin’ Up! Hello Life Project Kit (retired). All you need to do to be entered to win this awesome prize is leave a comment on each of the blogs in this hop (click the names at the bottom of each post to go to the next person). You must add the phrase #SFbloghop2017 with your comment (tell us what you love about the project(s) and you’ll be entered to win!

Since I’m an owl fan, and I love Halloween, I wanted to show you my special project I did with my top 4 team members at our last “Way To Go!” Day (I reward the top four team members with a special meal, projects and goodies each quarter). Unfortunately two of them weren’t able to make it that night. They missed a yummy dinner of filet minion with the works!

This was a fun frame I found earlier this summer at The Christmas Tree Store. I knew I would be able to use them so I bought 6 of them.

 

Here is a close up of the cute cat and pumpkins insert. I used our awesome new embossing paste for the background. ( just added lemon-lime twist reinker for some color)

And of course I had to feature the cute owl stamp with this set!

 

Then for a coordinating card I wanted to keep using the cool new spooky cat punch, this was a card I featured at Bingo last night and I cased from a wonderful demo name Angela (we were in a swap together).

 

Here’s the list of other hoppers- remember to go visit each one and leave a comment in order to be entered to win our give-away!

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Maureen Rauchfuss
2. Melissa Thomas
3. Raquelle Clifton
4. Lynn Streifert
5. Lori Mueller
6. Sue Vine
7. Kathie Rotti
8. Steph Jandrow
9. Cindy Waldroff
10. Kim Lamos
11. Barbara Welch
12. Elizabeth Jeanne

Alaska Update:

And for those inquiring minds, and my dear friends, customers and downline who have asked, I’m now $520 in sales away from earning the Alaska Incentive Trip! Just a few days remain… would you like to help me earn this awesome trip? There is a hostess code down below- you can shop online at www.Stampinup.com and use the code 67UTTBJ2 and my name will come up as the hostess, your order will ship directly to you. You would have my deepest thanks!

 

Don’t forget our team Lynnzcrafters Retired Stampin’ Up! sale is this Saturday September 23rd from 9 am to Noon! Hope to see you there- it’s at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church located at 816 Rt. 50 Burnt Hills (across from Gil’s Garage).

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (September 2017) please use Hostess Code: 67UTTBJ2

~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!

Creative Circle Design Team 3D Piano

 

Hi Friends! Welcome to the next International Blog Hop of the Creative Circle Design Team. We are organized by the amazing Liz Holloway and this month she shared an amazing 3D Upright Piano Card Box pattern for our electronic e-cutter machines. I am just in awe of her ability to create these cut files for us. The piano was super fun to put together, and I can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with this month! If you arrived here to my page from Liz’s- thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to continue on the hop with the list at the bottom of this post.

 

This is my piano card with the hinged lid in the upright position- there are tiny magnets holding this in place. I pulled out my light up Christmas tree as I used the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper for my front/side panels.

Here is a close up with some added trim to decorate the piano- I opened up the Boxwood Wreaths (2 of them) and applied the bow made from the new tinsel trim (mini tinsel trim combo pack comes with 2 rolls- one is red, the other is silver- love this stuff!)

This piano is actually a card holder! Look how cute it is with a holiday card tucked in there! This would make an awesome gift for a special piano teacher, music teacher, or special someone who loves music!

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today- I do love to hear from you! If you scroll to the bottom you can click “Leave a response” and I will respond!
Have a great day!

inLinkz hop

 Click on the names below to hop to their blog:

 

 

UPDATE ON ALASKA:

I’m so very thankful for all who have been helping me with my quest, my mission, my GOAL of earning my first HUGE Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip- to Alaska! I am about $2000 away in my own sales, and when one of my wonderful downline promotes to Bronze Elite (she is about $300 away from her promotion- which will then give me 7,500 flex points towards this trip).  I am so very hopeful that both of these situations occur this month, before time runs out. If you would like to help- please let me know. Thanks!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (September 2017) please use Hostess Code: 67UTTBJ2

~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: 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!

 

$1,000 What?

 

Hi there friends, thanks so much for stopping by today! As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I am very close to earning the next Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Alaska! I have until September 30th to earn about 30,000 more flex points. I’m confident I can do it- with your help that is! (I have reached the “accelerator” which means I earn 5 points for each dollar of sales and I’m trying to help two of my downline to promote to the next title which would mean bonus points for me too).

Let me tell you a little bit about why I want to earn this trip…. First of all, I was born in Tacoma, Washington when my dad was stationed in the Army, (didn’t know I’m an Army brat, did you?). My parents talked about how beautiful the great North West and Washington state was from their travels. We all dreamed of some day going together to go back to Washington and later in life we added Alaska to our bucket list. Last August when we found out the destination, I was excited to tell my sweet mother. We had recently found out that she had lung cancer and wouldn’t have much more time with us. When I asked her who I should take with me if I earned the trip, she told me to bring my brother, Scott, as he would likely never get there any other way. Scott is an avid outdoors guy- hunting, fishing, forging, enjoys all things nature. He just had spinal surgery last month and is out of work recovering. I would love nothing more than to tell him that I’ve earned this trip and he’s my special guest!  Well, as you know my mom sadly passed away in November and then I switched jobs in February and really have not had as much time as I would like to spend on my Stampin’ Up! business. Lots of other curve balls and health issues and I had almost given up hope that I would earn this trip. But the seed of faith and hope was still there, and then my best friend reminded me “Never give up on your dreams”. So, I’m not throwing in the towel, I’m going to sprint towards the finish line, and hopefully with your help, I’ll earn it. I plan to travel a day early so I can go to my birthplace, and I even plan to bring my mom’s ashes with me. Who knows, maybe I’ll add on some other family members and we’ll make this a great family vacation! Positive thinking!

I have several events planned for August and September and I’m really excited to see if we can do this together!

First, an idea that many other demonstrators have tried, and now I am going to give it a whirl as well. It’s called Lynn’s $1,000 Book Party Event!  No one has to clean their house, bake brownies, send the kids off on a play date, or ask their friends to come over- (that all sounds perfect, right?) Here’s all you need to do if you want to participate:

  1. Email me at Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com by August 15th that you want to participate- you need an order of at least $100 before tax and shipping. I will need at least 10 people to sign up in order to give away the prizes listed below. All 10 orders will be combined into one big $1000 workshop, and all the hostess rewards will be dispersed between the 10 participants.
  2. Turn in your $100 order by August 20th to me (do NOT enter your order online– I must enter it in order to count for this special). You can give me a credit card, cash or a check. I will give you your total with tax and shipping within 1 day of your email.
  3. Everyone that turns in at least a $100 order with me will receive a PRIZE. All the Hostess benefits that go with a $1000 party (and some of my commission) will be split between all the participants- everyone will get a wonderful prize.
  4. Participants will be put in a random drawing of the prizes and I will notify all participants on August 19th. I will need your prize orders (how you want to spend your free rewards) by 5 pm on August 20th. You can order hostess stamp sets on pages 220-223, or any current product in the catalog.  So start making your wish list!
    • 1 Person will get to choose $40 in FREE SU items of their choice
    • 3 people will get to each choose $30 in FREE SU items of their choice
    • 4 people will get to choose $20 in FREE SU items of their choice
    • 2 people will get to choose a catalog item for 50% off!

This is a perfect time to pick up some kits or planners for holiday gifts- get them now before we sell out!

As a BONUS thank you for the 10 who participate in my $1000 Book Party Event, you will receive an exclusive invitation to my house for a preview for my Private BOGO Sale on Friday night August 25th (I will contact you with the time and details if you earn this special spot). I will be having my own BOGO (Buy One Get One free) Sale on Saturday August 26th from 9 am to 3 pm. This is a great opportunity to come pick up your free Holiday Catalog, get a sneak peek of some of the awesome new Holiday products, and most importantly- a chance to buy any of my retired Stampin’ Up! products and earn equivalent new catalog merchandise for FREE! Everyone loves a good BOGO. (I am also planning one with my whole team on September 23rd, more to come on that one).

Let me know if you have any questions!

 

If you NOT able to participate in the $1000 Book Party, and you just want to order online, please use Hostess Code:  DM7VWPBK

~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: 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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