Pretty Packaging and Blog Candy- for my 200th Blog Post!

Good Morning Stamping Friends!

Are you preparing to hunker down for the “big storm”? I know I am. In pajamas, tea, and lots of stamping to do this weekend. I hope to finish my annual family calendar in MDS. So far only have 3 months done, hope I can really polish that up- it is a gift that my family requests from me every year. I love making it.

I also PLAN to make my Christmas cards, fingers crossed that I can pull it all off.

This blog that you are reading is my 200th blog post I have written since I launched this site… wow, 200 blog posts! Thank you all for your encouragement, posts, comments, replies and support!
Just to say thank you for your support, I am going to select one lucky winner of Blog Candy- a thank you from me for your loyal reading.

Just leave a comment to this post, and I will use random number generator tomorrow to select a winner! The winner will receive a bundle of items from me, inspired by Shelli’s packaging (see below), including a package of two sizes of boxes, and roll of ribbon. All you need to do to be entered to win is leave me a comment... either just say hello, comment on this post, or let me know what you’d like to see me post about (what creations, classes, ideas or projects would you like to see here??) that’s it… good luck!

 

I happened to hop over to Shelli Gardner’s blog http://www.soshelli.com and was so inspired by her simple, but colorful, Christmas packaging.

 

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I happen to be putting in another order on Monday night- and it will be expedited- most likely here by Friday December 20th. Let me know if you need anything to finish up your decorating, wrapping, gift giving or card making!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and THANK you for visiting my blog!

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~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 http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: 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 baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

Cyber Monday SALES Today Only!

Hi there Stamping Friends!

How was your Thanksgiving? I had my family over and have to say we had a delicious meal, wonderful day together after the big meal I even made a huge pot of turkey soup which was delicious and I even froze some. Enjoyed playing games and spending time with everyone. Friday I took my niece and nephews for a hike in the woods nearby, they helped me put up my Christmas decorations, we did crafts and had an awesome time together.

I also had two Stamping Up get togethers this weekend, a great tag party Saturday night, and fun Christmas Crafts day at the firehouse yesterday.  Here are a few action shots:

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Today is the last day of our awesome Holiday Sale, and we have 6 new items listed as a CYBER Monday Sale!

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You will get the best deals if you use this Hostess Code when you are checking out: XFM343XF in my online store at http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Have fun cyber shopping today!
Thanks for stopping by to read my blog!

Oh What Fun, banners and more!

Hi There Stamping Friends!

Have you noticed that my blog posts are not coming as often as they once were?? I’m sorry about that- here’s a nice long post so you can catch up on some creations and projects I’ve been working on.

First of all, so proud of our Girl Scout troop #2637, on Veteran’s Day the girls made over 50 Thanksgiving cards for the annual Equinox Thanksgiving Meals delivery program. They did such an awesome job, and I was thrilled that they wanted to continue in that generous spirit and last night they came over to my house again and we made over 100 Christmas cards for the “Holidays for Heroes” program sponsored by the Red Cross. The girls quickly decided they’d have more time to create cards if they didn’t have to slow down to write on the inside of each card, so they dictated to me a little saying that we all agreed on, and I printed on the computer.

There was plenty of giggling, stamping, punching and getting to know our 2 newest members of our troop. The girls learned more about what “deployment” means, and we talked about one of the rules for card making “no glitter”… when I asked the girls if they knew why that was a rule one of them raised their hand and said “so the enemy doesn’t find them and kill them”. Of course she was right, but I didn’t think a 3rd grader would know all that.  Anyway- they surprised and impressed me, and were so grateful and kind and sweet, my heart just melted watching them having such a good time. Here’s a couple pictures of the girls in action:

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I just adore that she signed this one… girls who care indeed!! ❤

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This one is so special, one girl wrote “thank you” inside each star…

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And here they are, all 114 cards in all… notice anything special? One girl took great pride in organizing the completed cards into color families- I was impressed… might have to hire her to help me clean and organize my craft room.

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There is so much more I could say about last night, it was one of those nights that you’re just so blessed and thankful to have such wonderful children in your life. If you’re reading this Patty- thank you for asking me to help you this year with the troop, I am loving every minute of being your co-leader and looking forward to making more memories and doing important service project with our girls.

Today has been a super fun kind of day, I had 2 events today- my Christmas Banner class was this morning and each person signed up for either “JOY” in silver/blue or “MERRY” in red/green.

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How many people does it take to make one rosette???? 3 apparently. Too funny, and some nice tips and tricks to get these together.

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I didn’t get to take a picture of each person’s banner because I had to run downstairs and pull apart the pork shoulder I had been cooking in my crock-pot. I invited these ladies, and my team for lunch as I knew I wouldn’t have much time between banner class this morning and my team get together this afternoon.

Thanks to Jamie’s wonderful recipe (same one we made on our girls weekend get away up to Lake Luzerne last month) we enjoyed a delicious meal together:

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Then we moved into more stamping fun, and created some beautiful framed art…I came up with the red (actually Cherry Cobbler) version as an alternate as some don’t decorate their home in blue/silver:

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What one do you like better? Either of these creations could be mounted inside either 8×8, 8×10 or 12×12 shadow box frame. I did one in each size to show the options, and I helped a couple who brought their frames with them today.  This is a preview of the framed art class that I am doing Tuesday night… it was supposed to be our final class at the Elks for the Christmas series we put together, but we didn’t get enough people to sign up in time to use that big room. Luckily, I have 8 people coming on Tuesday, and they will get to choose which one they want to make. To make my life even easier, Amye wanted to make both framed art pieces, so I am going to offer it to my club ladies for our December club projects. What a way to wrap up my clubs for 2013, right? Hope they all decide to re-up for our next term January-June. I’m working on the calendar for that this weekend too.

Well, thanks so much for stopping by to read my blog. Don’t forget that we have MANY awesome deals going on prior to Black Friday, did you print the flyer with all the sales? Here it is again, if you need it:

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/docs/holiday_sale/Holiday_Sale_Flyer_US.pdf

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

~Lynn

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 http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: 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 baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

Stamping Frenzy…

Hi there friends!

Im sorry I haven’t posted much lately on my blog…. (I have been popping things on my Facebook Lynnzcrafters page if you’re worried about missing anything, be sure to “like” that page). Well the reason why is my calendar is bursting at the seams with the Book-a-thon results, lots of card and tag parties, and a big vendor fair I participated in yesterday.

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This is me with my booth all set up. We were in the Atrium (where I go stamping with seniors every month). It warmed my heart that so many of my family and friends came out to shop! There were actually 20 vendors there, a wide selection of goods. A shout out to my wonderful sister Sue and niece Claire who brought me lunch (I don’t even think to pack a lunch), and watched my booth so I could use the ladies room.

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These mini coffee cups were a huge hit! I put a Starbucks brand K-cup (for the Keurig machine) or people could swap out the coffee for Hershey kisses.

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More goodies, I put individually wrapped mints inside the reindeer tins.

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I made 40 of these mini magnets, stamped on our whisper white paper, punched out with 1″ circle punch, then used crystal effects to adhere to the flat bottom glass rocks. Hot glued the magnet on the back.

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These post-it notes holders were very popular. I stayed away from decorating them with Christmas papers so people could keep them out year round.

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All my Christmas gift card holders sold quickly. This one was everyone’s favorite.

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Wanted to show you how I wrapped up hostess gifts for Sheila, who had her fun tag party Friday night!

What do you think? Would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment. Also, looking for your input, I am doing an event at Glendaal Elementary School in a few weeks- Holiday Bazaar, where the kids can shop for gifts for their families… Is there anything you think I should offer? Thanks for your input!

Have a wonderful Sunday! I’m off to a workshop up north today, my friend Elizabeth booked a party for today.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate you!
Lynn

Happy October! Lots of Specials!!

Hi there Stamping Friends!

I just checked the Stampin’ Up! website to see what the new “Best of” stamp set is, and wow, there were a couple great announcements. First let me show you this “Best of Christmas” how adorable is this set? So happy to see “Dasher” return, I miss that cute little reindeer.

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But wait- that’s not ALL- are you sitting down??? there are 2 other amazing announcements that Stampin’ Up! is offering:

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Join for $25 offer   (Please know this is not the same kit as the $99 starter kit special, but is intended to help you become a demonstrator should you wish to join my team- would you like to be a “Lynnzcrafter”??)

Finally, an offer to continue celebrating our 25th Anniversary year- Stampin’ Up! is pulling out all the stops- if you are a HOSTESS in October, you will earn an extra $25 in free product if your party is “qualifying”, that means if your party sales totals $250 or more! I can set up a HOSTESS code for your party so you can invite your friends and family to shop from my online store to help you earn the extra free product. I saved several dates on my October calendar, contact me today if you’d like to be one of my October hostesses!!

October Hostess Promotion

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*I had already scheduled the previous post last night after my Halloween class, thought it would be nice for you to wake up to those images, but last night I forgot today would be the new “Best of” flyer… had no idea there would be other specials too. Although I’m surprised September whizzed by so fast, certainly glad to have such a line-up of great specials for October!
Hope to stamp with YOU soon!

~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 new monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: 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 baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share