Stampin Friends Easter Blog Hop

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Hi there Stampin Friends!! Welcome to the March Stampin Friends Blog Hop! This month our theme is “Easter”, I can’t wait to see what everyone has prepared for this month, this is a really talented group of stampers, don’t you agree? Also, I’d like to welcome our two guest hoppers this month Mandy Reedyk and Sue Vine! Can’t wait to see your creations ladies! Also, new this month, we are trying a new format for our hop. You will find a list of names all the way at the bottom of this post, and you just need to click a name and it will take you to that person’s post. Fingers crossed that I “did” the link correctly! Funny story, we created these blog posts several weeks ago to be ready for this new format, and my intro said “Hello friends, what a beautiful spring week we’ve had”… well the laugh is on me, we’ve just survived Winter Storm Stella- or the Snow Apocalypse of  2017. I live in Upstate New York and we clocked in with 22” here in Glenville! I feel very blessed to have had 2 snow days the past two days! (oh the joys of working for a school again! I missed snow days so much the last 11 years). And I’m also thankful for a garage to park my car and my dear dad who plowed me out (twice) and a wonderful neighbor who snow-blowed my driveway!! The poor road crews have been working non-stop to clear our roads and highways. Kudos guys!

 

First up is my trio of Easter projects that I created just for you!


This cute egg carton Easter treat holder was designed by a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Peggi F., at our local Upstate Stampers get-together. She did such a great job with this design! I love the “polka dots” created with our reinkers, a little rubbing alcohol, and dabbed on with a q-tip! So sweet- thanks Peggi!!

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This card I created especially for an Easter Card swap with Tami White. I made 8 of the same cards and mailed them off to her, and received 7 different ones back. (I’ll share those in a different post). Since I only needed to make 8, I decided to do a “more difficult” technique- so this is the side-step pop-up fancy fold card. I used mint macaron as the base and the in color’s DSP for the backgrounds. This new stamp set is called Easter Message (page 19 of the Occasions Catalog). I used our awesome watercolor pencils to color all the images.


I used our basic grey archival ink pad to stamp and watercolor on our watercolor paper and colored with aqua painters. The trick for me, is to color with a dull pencil, (not a sharp point). Also, I think the gold foil really works as the matte, it makes it pop, don’t you?


This card was a runner up for my Easter swap, but in the end it was far too complicated to make 8 of them. This pop and twist card is all the rage out there, but does take some time to cut and score all the elements. I used the Easter Message stamp set again, love it so much.


Here is the open view of the card, what do you think?


Funny story about this little Easter treat… I needed to come up with a shower favor and the theme was blue flowers in blue mason jars. So first I created the favor and then I realized it would easily convert to an Easter treat holder for my March club get-together, so I went shopping again for more of these little Lindt chocolate lambs (sorry if you live in Glenville, NY and you need some, I bought them all- and I wiped our Target and CVS.)


The little green base is a 2 3/4″ square (I used pear pizzazz here) and it is scored at the 2″ mark on all four sides. You cut four of the score lines to create tabs, so you can complete the little box. I stapled mine to hold it closed. Then glue on the jars and eggs, and embellish!

 

Well, that is it for today, I read all your comments, and I treasure each one. Would love to hear from you. If you have any questions about the supplies I used, let me know. They are all current Stampin’ Up! products found in the 2017 Occasions Catalog, Saleabration (glimmer paper) and Annual Catalog. I hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by. Now just click on a name and hop around to see the other 10 crafters blog hop posts for today!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (March 2017) please use Hostess Code: ADPVBEF7

~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!

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CCDT March Madness Blog Hop!

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Hi there crafty friends and welcome to our March Blog Hop with the Creative Circle Design Team!! Thank you for hopping by today! We are a small, but mighty group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who love to share our creations with all of you! These ladies always amaze me, and I have learned so much from each and every member of this team.

This month our theme is “March Madness” (I know for many people that has a basketball analogy, but I’m no sports fan, sorry)… so I’m opting to share with you five cards I recently did at my stamp a Stack class.

This fun birthday card shows off the Party Animal Designer Series Paper, the base is in emerald envy card stock. The stamp set I used is Badges and Banners, which coordinates beautifully with the Best Badge and Duet Banner punches.  Other colors used are: Pacific Point and Crushed Curry.

This card was so easy to color with our new watercolor pencils and a blender pen on our Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (this is a free Saleabration item), and a cooper foil dragonfly. (Sadly I have been needing a lot of sympathy cards lately.)

 

I received a beautiful swap with this set Big on Birthdays and decided to change up the colors. I used calypso coral and wild wasabi markers to color in the flowers and as the cardstock colors for the card base and layer. I used the petal burst textured impressions embossing folder for the base.

 

This is one of my favorite cards I designed just for this class (and shout out to my team who was over my house for my first ever “Open Studio Day” last month- they gave me wonderful input, and I love how this came out- thanks ladies!).  I just adore the the “Beautiful You” stamp set, stamped with stazon ink on our watercolor paper and used our new water-coloring pencils and an aqua painter. Do you see that shimmer on the umbrella? That is the clear Wink of Stella pen- just a great finishing touch, I think.

This last card is similar to the card I made recently for my dad’s birthday. This used the new “Nailed it” stamp set, matching dies to cut out the tools, and features the new hexagon textured impression embossing folder.


This is one of my most popular classes- I do this on the 4th Monday of every month. It is a 10 card class (2 each of 5 designs) with envelopes. The ladies always love making a whole stack of cards.

Ready to go see what the amazing Kate had created? Just click this image below.
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Thanks so much for visiting me today, I hope you leave me a comment and come back to visit soon!

Creative Circle Design Team:

Sandra Mott
Liz Holloway
Lynn Streifert << YOU ARE HERE
Kate Creasey

Thank you so much for stopping by today to check out our hop!  I hope you come back again soon and don’t forget I love to read your comments!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: Y3MGB3QA

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

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!

We Create Blog Hop- March Step it Up!

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Hello everyone, and welcome to our March Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who love to show you a simple project and then a “stepped up” version- it’s wonderful to get so many ideas and inspiration from this talented group!


First up is this sweet birthday card I made at a gathering of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator’s recently and this card was designed by the talented Jacqueline L. I love the watercolor wash on our watercolor paper that was with blushing bride ink. The three little succulents are die-cut from our new Oh So Succulent dies and the colors used are: blushing bride, pear pizzazz, and sweet sugarplum. The happy birthday greeting is from “rose wonder”. (also Gorgeous Grunge was used to add the little dots).

 


When I got home from the gathering I knew that this would be a perfect card to use for our blog hop- to show a “stepped up” version and show off our new glimmer paper. (this was a new addition to our Saleabration items that we launched on February 21). And this card I made especially for a dear friend’s birthday. I know she treasures hand-made cards. I did use the sweet sugarplum ribbon and stepped up the “happy birthday” greeting with the layering ovals dies.

 

What do you think? Do you like the dazzling dragonfly?

In case you missed it, here are the three new offerings for Saleabration:

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I thank you all so much for joining us on today’s blog hop! I have another hop later tonight, I will probably be in bed when it’s published… But I hope you can pop back over and see some other awesome new creations.

 

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Just click the next button below and you will continue on in the hop and be inspired by Kimberley! 

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If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: Y3MGB3QA

~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 Inking “Color My World” Blog Hop

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Hello Friends,

Thank you for joining us for the February Blog Hop of the Creative Inking team- a wonderful group of all Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. These ladies are just fabulous… be sure to click “Hop this way to the Next Blog” icon at the bottom of this post, and then on all the other blog posts- you will be amazed at the talent in this group!! A few of our regular members are off this month, but we have 8 amazing blogs for you to check out, and hopefully find some inspiration!

When I first saw the theme “Color My World”, I instantly thought of our new watercolor pencils! I absolutely LOVE them! In fact- they have proven to be more popular than Stampin’ Up! predicted, as they’ve flown off the shelves. So, in case you don’t have the pencils, I wanted to also show you some simple water-coloring with our inks.

First up is a birthday card I made for my dear dad:

The base is made with tempting turquoise card stock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″). I used silver foil specialty 12″x 12″ paper cut down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and embossed it in the new hexagon textured impressions embossing folder (tip: only use 1 cutting pad as this is a super thick folder). I used a strip of Party Animal Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the sentiments are from Big On Birthdays (page 6 from the Occasions Catalog).  I used the hammer from the “Nailed It” bundle on page 48 of the Occasions Catalog (you have to LOVE coordinating dies!) on watercolor paper with the watercolor pencils and aqua painter. Dad loved his card! (I had a big family dinner last night to celebrate my dad).

Next up, this trio I made with the Tuscan Vineyard set from page 95 of the Annual Catalog:

This card was water colored with the watercolor pencils on very vanilla card stock. The accent colors are old olive and rich razzleberry.

This card (and the next one) were made with our crumb cake note cards and I colored very lightly with elegant eggplant ink, the stamping was done in crumb cake and elegant eggplant.

This one is my favorite from my little trio, I water-colored with garden green and elegant eggplant ink. The “thanks” is from Cottage Greetings. These were fun and simple to color and put together. Great to make up a bunch and have on hand for thank you card when you need them!

I hope my post inspired you to try some water-coloring! I would love to hear from you, I treasure your comments! Thanks.

If you missed Amber’s post in the hop, click the “prior” button below:
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If you’re ready to hop over to see what Sandy has for us today, just click the “next” button below:
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Thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate your time spent here today. If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (February) please use Hostess Code: Y3MGB3QA

~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!

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Stampin Friends February Blog Hop!

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Hello Stampin friends and welcome to our February Blog Hop! Also, Welcome to our February Guest Hoppers:
Bibiana Cameron
Maria Willis
Lana Staab

If you found me by way of Kathie’s blog, many thanks (if you need to head back to her blog, just click “previous”)

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When I heard the theme was “Black, White and Whatever You’d Like” (another Color that is) I wanted to showcase some of my favorite new Stampin’ Up! products, and one is hot off the press! For this blog hop we always create a card and a 3D item. A few years ago Becky Roberts (Inking Idaho) had shared some gifts she made with the wooden cases by adding a kitchen drawer pull handle. Then I made some for one of my bingo nights last year. Then my upline sent me this empty one from a recent event she had. I decided to repurpose this one to use for my “Watercoloring To Go Kit”. You see, I love to watercolor with our new watercoloring pencils, and I thought it would be great to showcase this idea (what a great get well gift for someone in the hospital or rehab, right?)

Anyway, I wanted to stick with the theme “Black, White and whatever you like”… so I picked the accent color Bermuda Bay. With our brand new addition to Sale-a-bration on 2/21 of this gorgeous glimmer paper- I thought you’d like to see it in action- what do you think of my dragonflies??

The wooden case has a protective cover so you can easily slip your creation inside… (didn’t realize how much glitter dust lingered on the scene after I slipped it inside, oops).

As you can see, the new watercoloring pencils, one aqua painter, one blender pen, and a small pencil sharpener as well as several card bases/images fit comfortably inside!


What a handy carrying case for watercoloring! (Also, the watercoloring pencils have been much more popular than Stampin’ Up! predicted, so they are only available while supplies last (they were turned off for a few weeks, but we did get another shipment). They are true Stampin’ Up! colors and I LOVE them!!

 

When I give this as a gift, I would put the dragonflies inside an envelope and add some glue dots, so they could first watercolor, then accent with the dragonflies when the cards are complete.

Here is the glimmer paper- three gorgeous colors: Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, and Sweet Sugarplum (this is a pack of 6″x6″ glimmer paper, you get 4 each of these three colors).

Here is the flyer with all of the new Sale-a-bration items that Stampin’ Up! is adding as of February 21st! I predict this glimmer paper is going to fly off the shelves, it is yummy!!

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(Demonstrators only can “preorder” these new items, otherwise they go live on Tuesday February 21st).

 

Well, what do you think of my post today? I love to read your comments, they mean a lot to me! My supply list is at the bottom of this post if you need to order anything to make these handy cases yourself! Ready to head over to see what our guest hopper Lana has in store for us today? just click “next”:

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Here are all the hoppers this month: 

  1. Barbara Welch – http://creativestampinspot.blogspot.com/2017/02/stampin-friends-february-2017-blog-hop.html
  2. Elizabeth Jeanne – http://craftsbyhappystamper.com/2017/02/16/black-white-and-whatever-you-like-stampin-friends-hop
  3. Kathie Rotti – https://kathielovesstamping.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/stampin-friends-black-white-hop/
  4. Lynn Streifert: https://lynnzcrafters.com/2017/02/16/stampin-friends-february-blog-hop/
  5. Lana Staab – http://stampincafebylana.blogspot.com/2017/02/stampin-friends-february-blog-hop-black.html
  6. Raquelle Clifton http://www.theladyandherstamps.com/2017/02/sf-february-blog-hop-black-white-theme16.html
  7. Steph Jandrow – http://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/stampin-friends-black-white-and-whatever-you-like-blog-hop
  8. Twila Davis – http://stampalittlelonger.blogspot.com/2017/02/stampin-friends-february-blog-hop-black.html
  9. Melissa Thomas- http://seatoseastampin.weebly.com/blog/stampin-friends-blog-hop-with-black-white-and-whatever-you-like
  10. Kirsteen Gill – http://www.creatinwithkirsteen.com/home/february-stampin-friends-blog-hop
  11. Cindy Slack Waldroff- http://stampingindixie.blogspot.com/2017/02/is-anything-every-just-black-and-white-Feb-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  12. Maria Willis – http://cardbomb.blogspot.com/2017/02/stampin-friends-blog-hop-guest-designer.html
  13. Kim Lamos http://pinkzebrapapercreations.blogspot.com/2017/02/stampin-friends-black-and-one-accent.html
  14. Bibi Cameron http://www.bibicameron.co.uk/2017/02/stamping-friends-guest-designer-with.html
  15. Andrea Tracy-Tucker http://onestampinmothertucker.blogspot.com/2017/02/stampin-friends-black-white-and-pop-of.html

 

Supply List: 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (February) please use Hostess Code: Y3MGB3QA

Thanks again for stopping by today, have a great day!

~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 ”

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!

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Creative Circle Design Team- Great Occasions Blog Hop!

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Hello Friends! Welcome to our monthly Creative Circle Blog Hop- this is a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who love to share our creations with you! This month we are featuring products from the 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs! There are so many fabulous new products, it was hard to narrow it down.


These are the five cards I featured at my recent stamp – a – stack card class!

 

 

 

 

*This is a swap card I received, I had to build it into the class to showcase the water coloring technique. Love it!

Well that’s it for now, thank you so much for stopping by today! Ready to go see what the amazing Kate has created? Just click below (and I’d love to hear from you- scroll down to the bottom and leave me a response below- what was your favorite card today?)
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Creative Circle Design Team:

Sandy: http://www.thescrapnstampshop.com/2017/02/creative-circle-design-team-great.html?m=1

Liz: http://lizhollowaydesign.blogspot.com/2017/02/february-ccdt-blog-hop-great-occasions.html?m=1

Kate: http://www.katespapercreations.com/2017/02/creative-circle-great-occasions-blog-hop.html

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (February) please use Hostess Code: Y3MGB3QA

~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 ”

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!

 

We Create Blog Hop- Step It Up February!

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Hi there friends! Welcome to our February edition of our We Create Blog Hop featuring all Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators! I just love this hop, and am always inspired by the talent in this group, I always learn some new fun technique and am inspired by the projects created!

Without further ado, here are my offerings for this month:

 

 

I used the simple card for my swap for my team get together last week and as one of my five cards for my Stamp-a-Stack class last night. Everyone loved it so much! (If you want to see the other 4 Stamp-a-Stack cards, be sure to head back here on Friday for all those details. For my “stepped up card” I have someone special in mind who would love to receive this in the mail.

 

What do you think?


I am just crazy about the succulents in the occasions catalog, this was our team project last week as well, isn’t this adorable?

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful day! Ready to head on over to see what amazing projects Kimberley has created? Just click the “next” graphic below:

 

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f you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 2VHJHJP2

~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 ”

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!