Creative Inking Blog Hop- April Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone! welcome to the April Creative Inking Hop- we are thrilled to bring you an array of Stampin’ Up! stamps, inks, papers, and embellishments and we are trying our first Sketch Challenge. I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with this month! Also, a very warm welcome to our two new demonstrators to join our hop- please welcome Renee Kohnke and Michelle Irinyi to the Creative Inking Crew!

Here is the sketch we are all using as our inspiration:

 

When we were given this sketch last month, I was knee deep in my supply box from Stampin’ Up! for being an OnStage presenter for our Product Purchase Premiere. I was given the Nature’s Poem bundle and suite of products. It was so nice to work with the sketch to design some fun cards. I used the new Rooted in Nature clear mount stamp set, Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies, and Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper as well. Which one do you like better?

I love how beautiful all our metallic foil paper, thread and doilies work with this suite.

Notice anything about these colors? I’m so thrilled to welcome Blackberry Bliss back to our color family! It was an In Color a few years ago, but it is making a come back in our Regals Collection! I am so excited about our Color Revamp! We are retiring many outdated colors and shaking things up a bit. Wait until you see them in real life- all the new colors are vibrant. Notice the light colored leaf in the DSP above? that is a new In Color called Grapefruit Grove! I love these two colors together! Notice how the leaves are cut and embossed? The framelits die set includes dies for both cutting and embossing all the trees and leaves! No more fussy cutting! You will be able to get your hands on this bundle starting June 1st if you’re a customer. If you want to sign up to be a demonstrator, you can pick these colors/items in your new starter kit starting on May 2nd. So many choices!

My second card with this sketch features the same bundle and suite of products, just went with my other favorite returning color- Mint Macaron!! This was seriously the hardest secret to keep since I received my box! In this card I’ve paired the mint macaron with tranquil tide, soft suede and copper foil and copper metallic thread. I also used Petal Burst Texture Impression Embossing Folder after I stamped some leaves on the card stock to give it some added dimension. (so glad all these products are staying with us!) What do you think?

I think I might frame this card and use it for daily inspiration. You see I’m going to start the Whole30 eating lifestyle plan on Monday. Tomorrow is my birthday, and as I turn the chapter to age 54, I just want to feel healthier, and have more energy. Some friends are doing this plan with me, and I’ve talked to others who have tried it… it is an elimination diet of sorts- you cut out flour, grains, sugar, dairy, soy, legumes, alcohol, and other “trigger” foods and ingredients that are known to cause inflammation and bloat, you eliminate it for 30 days. Then slowly, careful reintroduce one thing at a time, evaluating how you feel, to see if you can figure out your triggers. I know I am too dependent on sweets, and want to just purge it all at once. Just cleaned out my house/pantry/fridge/freezer and will be shopping tomorrow to stock up on all the good stuff. Wish me luck! I’ll need to be very strong, resist lots of temptations in the next month. If you want to know more, or see how I’m doing, let me know!

Thank you so much for visiting me today! Are you ready to go visit the amazing Sandy Mott? Just click the next button below:


 

or, if you need to hop backwards, to go visit Colleen Vassos, please click the “prior” button below:

 

If you need the info on the retiring colors:

 

 

 

To check out the complete Retirement List, and newly added Clearance Rack items, please go to my website: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lynnstreifert/

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: CGQAGYQ6 (all online orders will receive mystery thank you gifts!!) 

~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!

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Stampin Friends Blog Hop Stamparatus Giveaway!

Hi there friends! Welcome to our monthly Stampin Friends hop! We are so thrilled to be able to offer a brand new Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus positioning tool as a give-away this month to one lucky person! See details at the bottom of this post!

Thank you for joining us for our “No Rules” blog hop! I can’t wait to see what these talented stampers have to offer this month! If you hopped here from Andrea’s blog, thank you for stopping by! Isn’t she amazing, I love all her creations!

My first project to share with you is a birthday card I made for my dear sweet dad, we had a family birthday the other day to celebrate. I love that I have been making my family’s special cards for over 10 years now. I know my dad loves them.

This card features the wonderful stamp set called Waterfront, this is a MUST have stamp set for anyone who enjoys card making or scrapbooking.

Recently, I had my top down line members over for a reward day. We had a yummy lunch and made some awesome initials and cards.

So, you probably want to know how you can be entered to win our brand new Stamparatus, right?? Well, we all decided to chip in and offer this to one lucky Stampin Friends blog reader! All you need to do is leave me a comment below (scroll all the way to the bottom and type in the “Leave a Reply” box. Be sure to let me know what you think of my projects, and include #SFMARCHBLOGHOP and then do the same on all the other blog posts. (it will increase your chances to win). No purchase necessary. You must comment by Midnight on Sunday March 25th, 2018 to be entered to win. We will contact you to obtain your mailing address. Good luck everyone!

Stampin Friends Blog Hop Stamparatus Giveaway!

Well, that’s it for now, thanks so much for stopping by today, and please remember to leave me a comment below (and use hashtag #SFMARCHBLOGHOP ) to be entered to win the Stamparatus tool! (and keep on commenting on everyone’s blog as you hop around) here are the links to the other stampers (aren’t we nice- we all chipped in so we would have this awesome giveaway! Can’t wait to see who the winner is!)

 

 

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EDITED to add the new Sale-a-bration releases available as of today:

I also would like to remind you that if you are a brand new Paper Pumpkin subscriber (new based on your email and mailing address), then we have a great offer for you to try two months at half off! (this offer is good in the US only). Just go to www.paperpumpkin.com and fill out all the info (be sure to pick me- Lynn Streifert- as your demonstrator, and don’t forget- type in code: SAVEFIFTY0418 in order to get the 50% savings.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (March 2018) please use Hostess Code: REG2A9UQ

~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!

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CCDT-February Blog Hop

Hi friends,

Thank you for stopping by for our Monthly Creative Circle Design Team- we are an International group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and we love to share our latest products, projects and techniques with you! Our team leader is the super talented Liz Holloway, who is a Canadian Demonstrator. This month the team is sharing some Easter Inspirations for you. Since Easter is so early this year, April 1st, we wanted you to have lots of ideas.

This card was made with the new bundle “Hold on to Hope”, with the Cross of Hope Framelits Dies to cut and emboss the silver cross (on page 27). It just pops when mounted on a Daffodil Delight oval that was framed with a so-called oval in Berry Burst. Notice the gorgeous Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper? (Each piece has silver foil accents on one side with colorful printed images on the other, super easy to fussy cut the cakes or flowers or use the dies!) This suite is found on page 13 of the Occasions Catalog, with the Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

using the same DSP, this card is done in a monochromatic scheme featuring Old Olive and Always Artichoke card stock. Both cards include the “Happy Easter” sentiment from the ever versatile set ‘Teeny Tiny Wishes”.

Have you noticed that Stampin’ Up! has been indicating the stamp sets that are designed by our million dollar sales achievers? This Hold on to Hope set was inspired by Brandy Cox. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and knew it was a must-have for my collection. I will be featuring some stamping get-togethers and card ministries for my friends in church in the near future. Stay tuned.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Are you ready to hop along and see some more creative projects? Just click below.

Click on each link and checkout their creation! We always love to hear from you! Be sure to add your comments below before hopping to the next Artisan!

1.Jay Soriano

2.Liz Holloway

3.Juana Ambida

4.Kate Creasey

5.Laurence Lolascrap

6.Lynn Streifert

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: Y9NNTSFJ

~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!

Creative Inking Heartfelt Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! Welcome to our Creative Inking Team Blog Hop! I’m thrilled to be hopping with these 9 talented ladies, I have learned so many awesome techniques, tips and tricks from everyone here, and I know you will too! This month our theme is “Heartfelt Greetings and Gifts” and I am excited to show you some sweet projects featuring our new line up from the 2018 Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs.

I wanted to first show off one of the cards we made at my Stamping Bingo night last week, featuring the brand new stamp set called “Heartfelt Blooms” from our Sale-a-bration catalog! (that means it’s free with a $50 purchase)… scroll down to bottom of this post for supply list, links and more info about how to earn free products!

I always like to feature cards that require no big-shot so my bingo ladies can sit and create and enjoy their night. This card was made with crumb cake ink pad, and then we used a sponge dauber to add some featured colors (daffodil delight, pear pizzazz, and powder pink ink). Super easy, and a quick card to make.

I had planned to show you all the projects from bingo, and the prizes, but we had our big BOGO sale today, and then I had my club make up class (from snow storm last week) and totally ran out of time. Come back another day to see the rest of my bingo offerings.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog today, are you ready to hop over and see what the lovely Lori has created? Just click the “next” button:

 

or if you need to hop back to see what the crafty Colleen made, just click the “prior” button:

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 4TNCEWNK

~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!

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All About Love- Stampin Friends January Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone! We are kicking off 2018 with some new designers on our team, so excited to meet new crafters here in the Stampin Friends community. We’d like to welcome you to another wonderful month of our fabulous creative projects and cards! I am so excited to hop along and see what everyone else has made! Did you just arrive from Kirsteen’s awesome blog? She does amazing work! Thank you for hopping by to see my creations!

As the title of this hop states- “All About Love”, I wanted to create some “wow” projects for you! I hope you like!

I found these gorgeous wooden hearts and mini lights at Target, I thought they would be perfect for some home decor for Valentine’s Day.

I wanted to show off our amazing suite of products in the 2018 Occasions catalog called “Painted with Love” (pages 18-19) I absolutely love how easy it is to complete projects with our coordinating product suites. And this new “Sure Do Love You” bundle was on my preorder list in December! I couldn’t wait to create all my Valentine’s projects with these beauties. *note- I used the 2 1/4″ circle punch to create the little envelope “liner” look in the narrow envelopes.. just thought it “jazzed it up”. Do you like it?

 

By now, you know how absolutely crazy I am for cursive fonts, and this one is no exception! “You’re my Valentine every single day” is a sweet sentiment for that special someone, or your favorite niece or nephew (just saying).

This Painted with Love Specialty pack of Designer Series Paper is so colorful and has gold accents on every single piece of the paper!  (brushstroke imagery is on the reverse of the gold accent side of DSP).

These new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes fit perfectly inside this box made with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies. (Remember you save 10% when you order the bundle!) (the note cards are 2 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (too small to mail individually but perfect for this little box, or for gift baskets.)

Did you know that you could use our delicate white lace doilies as “trim”? Sure- just cut into the doilies center, remove the center circle, then apply adhesive to back of heart and work the strip of doily around the heart.

Well, that’s all I have for you today, are you ready to go hop around to see what my Stampin Friends have created? Just click the next name on the list below. So thrilled to hop along with these talented ladies. Hope you have a great day! (for my supply list and links to order products scroll down below list for my contact info). Thanks!

 

Remember to leave us a comment, we love to hear from you! thanks!

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 4TNCEWNK

~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!

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CCDT Blog Hop- Love is in the Air!

Hello and Happy New Year Friends! Happy New 2018 Occasions Catalog AND Sale-a-Bration Launch Day! Today has been a busy day getting all the links and catalogs updated for this new season! Thank you so much for joining us on our hop! I can’t wait to see what everyone has created this month! With our theme “Love is in the Air”, I’m getting ready for Valentine’s Day, I hope you like my card.

This is a card I made for Valentine’s Day and for an organized swap I participated in last month. I loved using our new Brusho Crystals for watercolor. (this new product is a dry powder- in 5 colors and is so fun to play with!)

First I made the card by cutting out large letters “I” and “U” from Whisper White card stock. Then I embossed the heart in whisper white embossing powder on our Shimmer Paper (it is thicker and more absorbent). Then get the paper very wet with an aqua painter. Then sprinkle the brusho crystals on (tip- just poke a hole in top of your crystals with paper piercing tool- to make a shaker jar, DON’T peel the sticker off as it will be too hard to shake/control it.) Then blend the powder until you cover all the paper/area that you want. You can play with adding a second (or more) color, but for Valentine’s Day I only wanted to use the red.

I wasn’t quite happy with this look, so went back to the drawing board, this time, I decided to cut the “I” and “U” out of the Shimmer paper that I used for my base. I also stamped and used matching framelits for the little heart.

Now this is an “Eclipse” technique card- I just love making cards with this technique, don’t you? Don’t you just love the new gold glitter? What do you think?

Are you ready to go visit the other talented Demonstrators? This is an International Group- you will be amazed by all their wonderful projects! Enjoy!

Check out the teams’ design by clicking on their name(s).

1.Laurence Lolascrap

2.Kate Creasey

3.Liz Holloway

4.Lynn Streifert

5.Jay Soriano

6.Sandy Mott

7.Penny Hanuszak

This new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Catalog are chuck full of awesome new MUST Have Products! Happy Shopping!

Thank you so much for visiting me today! I hope you have your new catalogs handy, if you need a set- please let me know!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 4TNCEWNK

~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!

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We Create Bloggers December Hop!

Hi Friends!

Happy December! This is a fun month, with lots of traditions, crafts, get togethers, celebrations and for me and my family- the celebration of my siblings birthdays and Christmas! I wanted to share a recent card design I came up with for my last Stamp a Stack class. I was excited to use the new Hearts Come Home bundle, it is just stunning and so many possibilities! For this monthly blog hop, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and we create one simple project then show you a few enhancements (sometimes added embellishments) to “Step it up”. Hope you like what we’ve created for you today!

This is my “simple” version using just the die cut for the church on our whisper white card stock. I used basic grey as a base, cut out an opening with the largest oval die in the Layering Ovals set, and then texturized it with the Softly Falling TIEF. What do you think?

My “stepped-up” version is a little more challenging… you need to run the glimmer paper through the big shot a few extra times since it is thicker than our regular card stock. I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy ink, used a q-tip to rub off the ink from the word “home” and then used our Real Red Stampin’ Marker to color red ink on just this word. Then I punched it out with our Pretty Label punch and adhered some lovely Night of Navy gingham ribbon behind it. What do you think??

 

Here is the ordering information for this bundle: item #146068 Hearts Come Home Clear mount bundle, you save 10% when you purchase the stamp set and dies at the same time. There are 16 rubber stamps and 6 dies in this set, you will get a lot of use out of it for sure!

Here are some projects by the Stampin’ Up! Concept Artists:

Today starts our Year End Clearance Sale- with lots of deals, while supplies last, head over to my Online Store at http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net 

Year End Sale Event US

Thank you so much for visiting me today! Are you ready to go see what amazing projects Kimberley has created for us this month?

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: Y9NNTSFJ

~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!

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