Way to Go Day! (And cookie decorating)

Hi friends, how are you doing today? I just had my quarterly rewards day for the top 4 in sales, and I also added promotions to this fun day! (anyone on my team who promotes to a new title will be invited to the next one, and so on). Congrats to Amye, Lisa, Tiffany, Diane and Kathy on all your hard work in your Stampin’ Up! businesses last quarter!!

The girls arrived at noon and we enjoyed a delicious salad bar and macaroni and cheese bar for lunch. Shout out to my brother Scott, the chef, and my sister-in-law Kathy who helped me pull off this fabulous meal! We had lobster, bacon, chicken, broccoli, two extra cheeses, and peppers to mix in the macaroni and cheese!

I like to find unique gifts to give them and for this Way to go day they each got a sparkly pen, bloom planner, and adorable teacup.

Then we went upstairs to the craft room and we had four activities to create, everyone made a custom stamped piece of jewelry, with their perfect word. (Be Open, Laugh, Breathe, Patience and Joey were the words they picked). My word of the year for 2019 is Peace, loved making this fun bracelet.

For the paper crafts (using all new Stampin’ Up! products from the Occasions and Saleabration Catalogs) we made a belly band for a Baker’s box, a hand stamped card, and we decorated around tin that we filled with round teabags. I was going with a tea theme, as you can probably tell, and I showed the girls how to master no line water coloring. This is a technique I am going to cover on my Facebook live event tomorrow at noon Eastern standard time, I hope you will tune in!

The Bakers box is going to come in useful as they needed something to take home their delicious cookies in!

As if that wasn’t fun enough, I had a big surprise for the girls and I hired a professional pastry chef, she is the new chef at Dolce and Biscotti in Clifton Park. (My friend Patty had her at an event in December and when I saw the photos on Facebook, I knew I wanted to do the same). Jennifer Gates is her name and she did a phenomenal job and taught us how to decorate shortbread cookies with royal icing. So much fun, thanks Jennifer!!

Honestly this was so much fun and I can’t believe all the hard work Jennifer put into preparing for us…. she baked all the cookies and made the frosting in advance and taught us the art of cookie decorating. So much fun! ❤️ I had sent Jennifer a link to my blog and Facebook page and she found this cute owl cookie cutter and taught us how to decorate an owl cookie as well as the Valentines themed ones.

Does this sound like fun to you? I would love to welcome you onto my team and I am here to help you grow your business and maybe you will earn one of my quarterly rewards days! I am always here to help.

If you have any questions about any of the Stampin’ Up! pproducts I used, please let me know and I would be happy to share the item numbers or page numbers. I so appreciate you when you order from me, I am really grateful for your loyalty and support!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website:
http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com

Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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!

Snow Day! (& Facebook Live Reminder) and Bingo!

Well it certainly was predicted that we would get a lot of snow, in my area we got about 13 inches of snow but as I write this it is now turned to sleet and freezing rain. So glad this big storm hit on a long weekend and I have been hunkered down at home doing lots of crafts. I enrolled in an online creative convention which I have done before but it’s the first time I actually got to sit down and do the projects live, and I played online virtual bingo last night!

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This is a photo of a card I made last month and mailed in a card swap I participated in, featuring three new items from our Saleabration catalog. I paired the botanical butterfly DSP and the grapefruit grove foil sheets with the sentiment from Part of My Story new cling stamp set. I shared this card last night in our online group as my #onlinecreativeconvention share. What do you think?

Yesterday was national popcorn day so I had some of this delicious popcorn, bonus it is buy one get one free at Price chopper! It was so fun learning from Erica how to do an online bingo event. I have a very popular monthly stamping bingo night, but I have never played online before and now the wheels and ideas are churning. Would you be interested in playing online bingo with me? Leave me a comment I may consider it if there is enough interest.

Speaking of bingo, Friday night was my live bingo event held up in Burnt Hills. The theme was pajama party and I found adorable plates online that had pajamas and bunny slippers. Everyone who attended got a package of our rhinestone gems as well as a sleep mask, you can see some of the girls had them on as a headband.

You can see most of the winners above but I forgot to take two photos, my friend Patty won the shopping spree and earned $135 to apply to her order that night with me, and my friend Wendy won the grand prize drawing for a brand new Stamparatus and carrying case! Congratulations to all the winners! All of the money that I gathered from registrations for everyone who attended was used for all of the prizes, bundles, giveaways, room rental, and paper products.

We had five projects and played six games of bingo. I tried something new and had one of the girls at each table is a demonstrator on my team and they were in charge of making sure everyone used the new ink pads and cling mount stamps appropriately, They also made sure the stamps were taken off the blocks before we rotated as one of the new aspects of our cleaning mount stamps is that they can’t stay on the black for very long or they stick they also made sure the stamps were taken off the blocks before we rotated as one of the new aspects of our cling mount stamps is that they can’t stay on the block for very long or they stick.

And I have to give a huge shout out to several people: first of all my deep thanks to Nancy and Laurie who came over and help me prep on Wednesday night. And huge thanks and kudos to several people: Laurie and Kathy who came early to help me set up, Wendy, Laurie, Sheila, Kathy, and MaryBeth for running the tables for me and also with Brigid, they all helped with cleanup too.

This bingo event takes approximately 15–20 hours to plan, prep, and hold the event. It is a lot of work but I do it because my friends love it so much and asked me to do this every month. I am humbled and blessed because of all their support …. bonus- this event is really what has helped me turn my business around and help me achieve the Stampin Up incentive trips. I am currently working hard to earn the Maui trip in the summer of 2020. Thank you for all of you who have joined my team and/or attended a class/club/event or ordered from me it is all helping and I am deeply grateful for you all!

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These were the five projects that we made at bingo, the Valentine’s Day card was easily switched up if they use the reverse side of the DSP and change the greeting it was a card that said Wishing you a lovely day.

Well I have one more announcement I would like to share with you: today at noon (EST) Sunday, January 20, I will be having my first Facebook live event on my Lynnzcrafters Facebook page. I sure would love to have you hop on and join us, I am doing some giveaways and will be doing a Stampin’ Up! Inspiration and going over some tips. I am hoping the live event will be between 30–45 minutes. This will be a test to see if people like a live event and I may be able to do this every week. Let me know what you think.

I hope you all have a safe day and stay warm and cozy inside! I’m thankful that all my family is off today and no one has to drive on these roads. We have a state of emergency right now and nonessential staff are not allowed to be out driving, hopefully later today my dear old dad will be able to come plow my driveway. 🙏🏻

Thanks so much for choosing me as your demonstrator, I appreciate YOU!

When you order from me this month please use Host Code:   3PQD4PHS
~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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!

Happy New Catalogs Day!! Introducing Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions and Saleabration Catalogs!

YIPPEE!! The beautiful new 2019 Occasions Catalog has launched! I’m in love with this catalog- I know I say that every year, but this catalog is full of amazing new products- stamps, dies, papers, ribbons, embellishments, kits, blends and product suites!! I have loaded both catalog links on the side bar of this blog, but here they are again:

 

 

 

 

 

I will be adding videos, swap cards, samples and much more over the coming days! I would love to know what item are you most excited to buy? Leave me a comment, can’t wait to hear from you!

Thanks so much for choosing me as your demonstrator, I appreciate YOU!

When you order from me this month please use Host Code:   3PQD4PHS
~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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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December Paper Pumpkin Calendar Alternative

Hi Friends!

Last week I had my friend Annie over (with a friend) as she wanted to make some crafts for Christmas gifts for her family and friends. You see, Annie’s mom (Karalee) sadly died back in March and I wanted to do something special in her memory. A couple hours after they arrived, my niece and nephew came over to make their Christmas gifts for the family as well. It was so heart-warming to have these young people over making hand-made gifts. I know I will forever treasure mine, and I’m sure all the recipients will as well.

I showed Annie my most recent Paper Pumpkin kit, from this month. I offered a kit to her and she asked if she could do embossing instead of “plain stamping”… it’s so funny, I think I showed her how to emboss about 8 or 9 years ago, and it is still her favorite stamping technique. Well, here is Annie’s 2019-20 calendar. We found it amazing that this 18 month calendar ends in June 2020, which is when Annie will graduate from High School! Shout out to my friend Diana Gibbs for the idea of using this stand up frame to showcase this super cute calendar! Love it! Here is a link to her original post: https://www.stampingwithdi.com/2018/12/2019-paper-pumpkin-calendar.html

The colors may be hard to see, but she heat embossed the January page with silver snowflakes from Alpine Adventure stamp set (item #147742)  and the “2019” numbers came from the Labeler Alphabet Photopolymer stamp set (item #141936 from the Annual Catalog).

the little circle stamp came with the Paper Pumpkin kit, and then Annie added the Happy Valentine’s and small hearts from a new stamp set that is in the new Occasions Catalog that launches on January 3rd called “Meant to Be” (bonus it is a bundle with matching hearts and stitched hearts framelits/dies!!)

For the month of March, she embossed in gumball green (a retired embossing powder I had in my stash) using a soon to be released new stamp set called “Amazing Life” on page 28 in the 2019 Occasions catalog.

Annie loved this phrase from the new cling mount stamp set “Beauty Abounds” on page 13 of the 2019 Occasions Catalog, this is a lovely bundle with amazing butterfly and floral images and dies! (yes- it’s a bundle- must have on your wish list for sure!!) She used Gold embossing powder on this month.

Here is one of the beautiful butterfly images from Beauty Abounds as well, embossed with retired pool party embossing powder.

For the month of June, Bike Ride Photopolymer Stamp Set item #143716 was used and embossed in Gold embossing powder.

July and August were stamped with some summer fun images from a now retired stamp set and retired tangerine tango and crushed curry embossing powder.

Annie stamped the apple outline stamp from Bike Ride and heat embossed with basic black embossing powder, then colored in the apples with Real Red and Shaded Spruce Alcohol markers- Blends!

For October, she used the same basic black embossing powder and colored in the pumpkin image from Seasonal Chums Clear-Mount Stamp Set item #144948 and used pumpkin pie and shaded spruce blends.

These cute gold leaves were embossed from the Bike Ride stamp set.

Annie used the Rudolf and Merry Christmas stamps from Seasonal Chums and embossed in basic black, colored in with blends.

For 2020, the January-May months were the same theme/colors as 2019, but for June 2020, Annie used some of my long-retired (Stampin’ Up!) graduation stamps.

*All images copyright Stampin’ Up! 2005-2019

Didn’t she do an amazing job? I was so proud of her, and I’m sure her friend will treasure this gift.

Do you subscribe to our Monthly Paper Pumpkin kits? I have never missed a kit since we launched almost 6 years ago now… they have improved every month since the rocky start in 2012… the move to photopolymer stamps and lots of extra supplies, a monthly video to showcase the “how to put it together” as well as an awesome Paper Pumpkin Fan Page on Facebook (run by three amazing demonstrators- let me know if you would like me to add you to that group).

I would love for you to try Paper Pumpkin- did you know that we offer a guarantee? If you are not happy with your kit for any reason, just let me know (if you subscribed from me) and I’ll make it right.

Here is my custom link https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2043263

I would appreciate your support in 2019! If you would like the January 2019 kit, which we have been told is called: “Be Mine, Valentine kit” which happens to coordinate with the Animal Expedition Suite on pages 26-27 of the Annual Catalog.  This kit makes 24 adorable Valentine’s treat packages
In case you want to plan some alternative projects, the coordinating colors are: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, and Pool Party. I can’t wait to see what you make with this kit! Let me know if you have any questions.

Did you know during Saleabration (which starts January 3, 2019) if you purchase a 3 month (or greater) prepaid subscription, you will earn a free saleabration reward (or more)! Contact me directly if you want to order a prepaid subscription and I will help you place the order!

Thank you for stopping by today and reading this post, I would love to hear from you, I treasure your comments.

Have a blessed day,
Lynn

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Host Code:  ZDM4JRXP
~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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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2019 Occasions Catalog Ribbon and Paper Shares!

Hello Friends! Back by popular request- my amazing Designer Series Paper and Ribbon Shares!! This offer is available to all who live in the USA. 

Lynnzcrafters 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares

Designer Series Paper:  $25 each  you’ll receive 6″ x 6″ shares of every pattern:

  • All My Love Designer Series Paper (12 patterns, 2 pieces of each design)
  • Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (6 patterns, 2 pieces of each design )
  • How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (12 patterns, 2 pieces of each design)
  • Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper (12 patterns, 2 pieces of each design)
  • Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (10 patterns, 2 pieces of each 5 colors)
  • Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper (12 patterns, 2 pieces of each design )
  • Classic Garage Designer Series Paper (12 patterns, 2 pieces of each design)
  • FREE Bonus: Receive Botanical Butterfly (6 patterns, 2 pieces of each design)

Ribbon and Trim: $20 each- Here’s what is included:

  • All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack (2 yards each of 2 colors)
  • Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon (2 yards)
  • Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon (2 yards)
  • Calypso Coral 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (2 yards)
  • Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon (2 yards)
  • Old Olive Linen Thread (3 yards)
  • Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon (2 yards)
  • FREE Bonus: Receive Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack- (1 yard each of 5 colors).

Purchase both 2019 Paper and Ribbon Shares for $45 and receive a set of the Sweet Pins & Tags (page 15 of Occasions Catalog) for free as my thanks!*

Payment must be received by January 2, 2019 as the order will be submitted on January 3 when the new Occasions Catalog launches. 
Cash, check or PayPal are accepted for payments. (or if you received a gift of a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate with my name on it as a gift this Christmas, that can be used on shares as well).  You may send the payment to me via your PayPal account, please send as Friends and Family to my PayPal account email address is still: LStreifert@nycap.rr.com (I still need to convert that over).

Shares will be available for local delivery around January 18-20, as it takes 10 days shipping from Utah, then we will cut and wrap all these products for you. If you would like to order a share(s) and need it shipped, please add $7.00 for priority shipping. 

As I am still in the process of switching email accounts, please contact me via email to order your share: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com and to let me know how you would like to pay for your share. 

Thank you for your support! I just reordered boxes and baggies, and plan to package these items the same as I did for the Holiday catalog shares.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Host Code:  ZDM4JRXP
~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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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CenterStage Fun at Epcot And Day 1 at OnStage!

Hi everyone, I have been so busy getting ready for our huge 30th anniversary celebration for Stampin’ Up! but I have a little time before I head to the airport so thought I would share some photos with you. This was one of my gifts that I made for my team who came down to Orlando with me. I found the font online it’s called Waltograph. I knew we would be getting a new bag and wanted them to have bag tags.

this is my friend Sue, so glad to run into you! We used to be in a blog hop together, thanks for the hug my friend!

On Wednesday we headed right to check in to get our wristbands, bags and gifts (thank you Susan for taking my things back to the hotel for me!) and hop on a bus to head to Epcot, Stampin’ Up! gifted us a free day at Epcot and had a special dessert and announcements in the evening right before the fireworks. It was so magical to spend that day with my friend and downline, Lisa, (It was her promotion in August that triggered my promotion to gold), and it was a true blessing to be recognized and rewarded for that while we were here. Two of my downline, Tiffany and Amye coordinated to be at Epcot that day it was great to catch up with them while we were there and so many other demonstrators celebrating too!

Thank you Lisa for my golden Minnie ears, I will treasure them! We had a wonderful meal in Mexico for lunch, and then in morocco for dinner. Thank you for your generosity!

We received so many wonderful gifts from Stampin’ Up! they had fabulous stamping projects for us to make during our lunch time. They had a timeline of all 30 years of the Stampin Up company around the room, it was great to read about all the milestones.

we are so excited about the new products that will be coming in the occasions catalog, and the new Sale-a-Bration offerings are fantastic, you will love them all! These two new catalogs will launch on January 3rd.

Well that is it for today, be sure to check back tomorrow when I will have another post about Day 2!

I would love to read your comments!

Thanks so much!

Lynn Streifert, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code:  TAB9VTSP
~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!