Operation Jordan’s Graduation Party- a Great Success!

Many of you know that my niece Jordan is like a daughter to me. From the time she was born we had a special bond. My first niece, and with my brother and sister-in-law in the restaurant business, I was blessed to be able to have her on the weekends when they worked, along with her other Aunts too, and my parents during the work week, this kid never went to daycare. Well, she just graduated from high school last month and we just had her big Graduation party yesterday. They say it takes a village to raise a child, it was so true for this kid- and for her party!

Here she is:

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Here are just a few highlights (with the crafty element) that I thought you’d appreciate: My sister Sue created these yummy chocolate brownies and chocolate cupcakes with a graduation cap topper! How cute are these???

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Here are some of the decorations I made for the party and we had a Project Life station where guests could jot Jordan a “Note or a Quote” and then we had a Photo Booth – I saved room in the back of her album for a graduation section and we’ll insert all the notes from people with their photos.

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Well I took over 100 photos, I don’t think you want to see all of them, plus I have to get ready for work! I was so tired last night that I took a shower and went right to bed!

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today! More tomorrow about my July Club projects!

Happy Monday!

Lynn

Why try it??

  • Little time for crafting? Paper Pumpkin kits are all ready to go!  All pieces come ready to be assembled into 6-8 cards or other project that you are sure to complete before the next month’s package arrives.
  • Don’t have a lot of space? Paper Pumpkin contains only the amounts of materials to make its projects, plus a Stampin’ Ink Spot and clear mount stamp- you get a new color spot in each pack so you can collect your inks in small sizes!
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  • Children a priority? Sit down for some family fun and make the kits up together. The paper pumpkin kits are a wonderful “Multi-Generational” activity- have the kids sit down and craft with Grandma or Grandpa.
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Did you see what I did with some of my pinwheels from the June kit?? I added it to my SUMMER banner:

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I even had a banner class, and made pinwheels and other Patriotic crafts  with some very special Senior Citizens yesterday. They loved them!!

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My nephew Ethan loves crafts and loves helping people- here he was assembling a pinwheel for one of the ladies.

 

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My niece Claire enjoyed helping too! (She’s going to be a great teacher someday, I can tell- she’s very patient).

 

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Many thanks to Amye and Sue for coming to help me out too! You guys ROCK!

So- now do you want to try Paper Pumpkin???

If you join today, you will automatically be invited to my next Paper Pumpkin Thank You Party- where I provide treats, goodies, products, and a free night of stamping, just for my current PP subscribers!! The next one will be in July 8th- anyone who joins in June (or was my active customer of Paper Pumpkin subscriptions) will be invited to the party and will receive any package of cardstock as my thank you for subscribing in June!  ALSO- If you are a new Paper Pumpkin Prepaid subscriber by midnight on tonight (6/30) you can pick a free pair of our super paper snips (scissors) or SNAIL adhesive! (this is good through me, Lynn Streifert ONLY, and is good only on 3, 6, or 12 month PREPAID subscriptions).

Ready to order?? go to my website here: Lynn’s Online Store

then pick one of the Prepaid Subscription Codes:

item # 137859 3-month $59.85
item # 137860 6-month $113.70—save $1 per month
item# 137861 12-month $215.40—save $2 per month

I will receive an email confirmation when you order and I will contact you so you can pick your scissors, SNAIL and/or cardstock color choice.

Thanks for stopping by today- I really hope you’ll give Paper Pumpkin a try! thanks!

Lynn

 

Spring Banner Blast

The other night I had a small group of stampers over, (at my last team get together my team asked if I would do a spring banner class- don’t worry, I will repeat in case anyone else wants to make one too- let me know). Here’s how they did- aren’t they so sweet?? Love every single one of these, I think they are awesome!

 

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Here’s Jamie with her banner, (hope I’m not spoiling the surprise by showing the photo on my blog, forgive me Jamie if this was supposed to be a secret).

 

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This is Shayna holding her beautiful banner, can you see the cute doilies on the top of each letter? I think it’s just adorable with these doilies!

 

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Here is Danielle and she wanted to personalize her banner by having the banner bases only in pink and yellow, and you know what- that’s what I’m all about- I WANT all my stampers/customers/friends/downline to ALWAYS create something they love- I don’t want carbon copies of mine (unless you love it and want it to be the same)- I work hard to ensure people always know they can customize their projects.

 

 

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That being said, here is Amye- who wanted to make one just like mine (notice the elegant bird die on top of the banners- it is on the clearance rack, so I was comfortable using this die). Amye is the only one who incorporated the birds. Like I said, it should be a personal choice, I know lots of people who don’t care for birds.

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This was my banner, I cased the idea from Pinterest, from a gal named Dawn T, and I loved the Gingham Garden color pallet she used, and all the scallop flowers made from the big shot were just the perfect finishing touches.

So what do you think? Do you want to make a SPRING banner? This is a time intensive class, I will need to do some more prep so if you are interested, please contact me at LStreifert@nycap.rr.com I can only accommodate 8 people in my stamp room at a time. This would be a $20 class and would include snacks, beverages, and all the supplies to make an awesome banner. I could do another class on April 27th, a Sunday afternoon, that is my first opportunity, if that doesn’t work, let me know- I can do another one later that week.

Have an awesome day, thanks for stopping by to read my blog!
Lynn

Valentine’s Bash Class and Weekly Deals

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Good Morning Friends!
I hope your week is off to a great start! Did you do any stamping recently? I invite you to share your creations over on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/Lynnzcrafters on Mondays (I started a new featured called “Manic Mondays” remember that song? I thought it would be fun to look at a bunch of creations. My friend Tiffany posted her cell phone cases that she created yesterday. They are adorable. I would love YOU to post something you made. You might inspire someone!

On Martin Luther King Day, January 20th from 1-4 pm I will be having a “Valentines Day Bash”, this is a special class where you will make a “LOVE” banner, an 8×10 framed art (see image at top of this page) and two cards as well. I will have Valentine’s day treats and goodies for you. This class is limited to 8 stampers. Cost is $20 or $10 off with a $25 or more order with me that day. I have a few spots left for this class, contact me via email at LStreifert@nycap.rr.com if you’d like to attend.

There are two styles of banners to choose from (please let me know which banner you’d like when you register):

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My next event will be a Stamp a Stack (do you need a lot of cards in a hurry?) For this class we will be making 15 cards. There will be five designs and you will make 3 of each one. You will be able to personalize the sentiments as youd like. These cards will be perfect for birthday, get well, thinking of you, sympathy, and thank you (or you can leave blank and fill in the sentiment when you need the card later). This class is planned for Saturday February 1st from 9:30 am to Noon. This is a $30 class fee, or only $15 with a $50 or more order- AND you will earn 1 free Sale-a-bration item! (*thats right- Sale-a-bration is almost here! It starts on January 28th and is here until March 31st).

I will post pictures of these cards once they are all created, but wanted you to know I only have 3 spots left, I will add another class if this one fills up.

Here are the new weekly deals:

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I don’t know about you, but I might just have to get the envelope framelits now, have you seen how many cute projects there are with these framelits- not just for envelope liners.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, if you are interested in the weekly deals, or ordering anything from my online store, here is the link: Lynn’s Online Store

Have a great day!
Lynn Streifert, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Celebrate Banner Kit

CM1607BGood Morning Friends,

I found another Stampin’ Up! Video on You Tube featuring another new product suite, called “Celebrate”… oh my goodness, if you have a special occasion coming up and you want to make some sweet and one of a kind decorations, then this kit is for you! With the Celebrations Basics Kit (item #133007 for only $14.95) you can make the Celebrate Banner with 10 tags (name tags or food tags), and 10 goodie bags. To help you save money, we’ve bundled this product with an awesome stamp set called “Simply Celebrate” which is a 3 piece stamp set with the stamps: “enjoy”, “thank you” and “hello … please take a seat”. Together these items make up the Simply Celebrate Bundle and in clear mount stamps this is item #134826 for only $23.75 (remember ALL of our bundles net you a 15% savings over buying the products individually). But to make this product suite even more customizable and awesome, we have two add on kits to add color and pizzazz to your party! Either add on Bermuda Bay or Calypso Coral and your banner and party will surely shine on! We also have invitations ready for you to fill in and mail. How easy is that? If you have a special anniversary, birthday, retirement, going away, baptism or shower- this suite of products is for you.

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Celebration Basics Kit   133007

Price: $14.95

Parties are easy when when you start with this kit to create the foundation for your party décor. Finish it off with a Celebration Add-On Kit.

■ 15 Kraft pennants, 4-7/8″ x 7-1/2″ ea.

■ Die-cut letters that spell “Celebrate”

■ 12′ of chunky Baker’s Twine

■ 10 printed goodie bags, 5-7/8″ x 4″ ea.

■ 1 sheet of bag closures

■ 10 round printed tags, 2-1/2″ ea.

■ 20 perforated tags, 3″ x 2-1/4″ ea.

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Simply Celebrate Clear-Mount Bundle 134826
Price: $23.75
Whether you need to create invitations, name cards, or thank you cards, the Simply Celebrate Set has the sentiment you need. Coordinates with the Celebration Basics Kit for quick and easy party decor.
Buy the Simply Celebrate clear-mount stamp set and Celebrations Basics Kit together at a 15% discount.

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Bermuda Bay Celebration Add-On Kit     133432

Price: $9.95

Add color to your Celebration Basics Kit party décor.

Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry

■ 4 sheets of 12″ x 12″ self-adhesive streamers—cut to fit

■ 12′ stitched garland

■ 2 sheets of die-cut accents, 1 sheet ea. 12″ x 12″ and 7″ x 12″

■ 12 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper

■ Stampin’ Spritzer for coloring streamers (use with Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills, sold separately)

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Calypso Coral Celebration Add-On Kit     133431

Price: $9.95

Add color to your Celebration Basics Kit.

Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake

■ 4 sheets of 12″ x 12″ self-adhesive streamers—cut to fit

■ 12′ stitched garland

■ 2 sheets of die-cut accents, 1 sheet ea. 12″ x 12″ and 7″ x 12″

■ 12 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper

■ Stampin’ Spritzer for coloring streamers (use with Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills, sold separately)

This amazing product suite is making me think about parties… I might have to get it to play with just to have for all our family birthday parties- I could re-use it by storing it carefully. What do you think??

thanks for visiting my blog and as always- I treasure your comments. Makes me smile when I hear from you.

Enjoy your day!

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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