Artistic Etchings, Workshops

Wonderful Workshop!

Hello stamping friends!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I know I did! I wanted to blog about a wonderful workshop I did last night for my dear friend Amy DeBiase at her beautiful shop, Bliss Gifts and Home Decor on Jay Street in Schenectady. Her back room was nice and cozy, with 14 stampers (12 adults, 2 children)! I have to admit I had a wave of nerves and profuse sweating that came over me as we began, I think I realized how long it had been since I was in a room of newbies… And I should have planned some simpler techniques, although everyone did great, despite my blunder.

Here’s what the room looked like before stampers:



Doesn’t this look amazing?!?! Amy has such amazing pieces of art, I kept looking around her shop while we stamped, of course I want 1 of everything! Lol. Wait until you see what she is refurbishing for me, I can’t wait to show you all another one of her amazing pieces!

Here are the three cards we made:

Amy loves the vintage look, and all these cards were designed just for her! There were a few steps I forgot to talk about (stamp first, then punch)… But I think everyone had a great time! There were so many stampers that I didn’t have a minute to take any action shots!

Some of the ladies turned their cards into Mother’s Day cards, I’m sure their moms will love their handmade creations!

Don’t forget my online contest! If you want a chance to win the set “By the Tide” shown here:
by the tide
Shop my online store by 8pm tomorrow night Monday May 13 at 8 pm, I will draw the name of one lucky winner! Right now I have 3 online orders, so odds are very good for you to win!
Just head over to:
Click “shop now”, and be sure to enter the HOSTESS CODE: AQ69YM49
There will be a spot on the lower left side when you check out! After you type in this code, you will see the hostess name change to Amy DeBiase! You CAN shop from the clearance rack, retirement lists, big catty or Spring Catalog! S many choices!
Thank you for reading my blog, Happy Mother’s Day, and Happy Shopping! Thanks!

Artistic Etchings, Established Elegance, Retired List

A Few of My Favorites from SU Retired List…


Hi there stampers!

Did you check out my post from this morning with the retired list? Well, I had time to glance at it while eating my lunch, and sniff, two of my favorite sets are on the hit list, I mean retired list.

Artistic Etchings is featured in the card above and here is a card made with Established Elegance:


As I go through the list and find more favorites, I’ll be sure to post them here on my blog.

WHAT is YOUR favorite set that is retiring??? Leave me a comment… would love to know what you are going to miss the most!

The winner of the Dress Framelits give-away is Amy DeBiase… I’ll be dropping your winnings off at your wonderful store (Bliss Gifts and Home Decor on Jay Street in Schenectady! Stop by, it’s really wonderful!)

Thanks for reading my blog!

Until tomorrow, happy stamping!

Lynn Streifert