Holiday Gift Ideas with the Creative Inking Bloggers!

Hello there friends! Thank you for joining us on another blog hop with these amazing Stampin’ Up! demonstrators! This month, we have 10 fabulous participants, to “hop” along and see all their work, just click the icons at the bottom with the cute bunny- and “click” the “next” button to hop forward… it will take you to each one. I am so excited about the theme this month- Holiday Gift Ideas, and I just couldn’t wait to share some ideas with you! (And how perfect that today launches our Online Extravaganza– a special week long sale, with some awesome stamp sets available today only… scroll to bottom for a complete list!)

First, I wanted to show you this adorable hot cocoa gift– perfect use for those test tubes!

How sweet is this? I just love how this finished product came out- who would you give this to?? I’m thinking this would make a great teacher, bus driver, coach, co-worker, neighbor, mail carrier, and friend gift.

In case you wonder where to find this super cute mini mini marshmallow bits- they are in the hot cocoa isle (not where other marshmallows were at my local store). The little mini silver spoons are from the Dollar General store- just a great finish to this “gift”. (sorry about the mess in the background- I totally meant to crop that out!)

This is one of the projects we made tonight at my Stamping Bingo event, I was thrilled to have such a great response to this “Ugly Christmas Sweater” themed event. Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see all my bingo pictures!

 

This is a sweet little gift I featured at my last Girl Scout Troop meeting. The girls voted and wanted to learn about Book Making. (there is a badge for that! lol). They love time in the craft room and I taught them the hot glue gun binding technique. They each made a different cover, the inside pages are thick sketch book/artists paper so they can color and their work won’t seep through). I explained that these are inexpensive gifts they could make for their family members for gifts next month. (I did use some retired DSP and ribbon above).

 

 

 

Here is the complete flyer with all the items included in our Online Extravaganza Sale! Don’t forget that there are items on sale today only- those specials end at Midnight!

You can either click this image (note- this version has all the French stamp sets on the list).

Or click here and open the list I created- and note I removed all the French items.

Extravaganza 2017

I can’t wait to see what my friends are featuring in this blog hop, I’m sure there are some great gift ideas!

Thank you so much for visiting me today, are you ready to go see what the amazing Sandy Mott has for us? Just click the “next  button”:

Or if you want to hop in reverse, you can go check out Colleen‘s blog here, click “prior” button:

 

 

 

Thank you so much for visiting me today! I treasure your comments and feedback, scroll to the bottom and type in the “leave a response” area at the bottom of this post.  Thanks!!  If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Host Code: UPT7SU4C

~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 Happy Holidays Hop!

Hi there Stampin Friends!

I hope that this blog post finds you all doing well! This is certainly the season where things seem to get more hectic, there’s more illness, and if you’re like me, you just want to simplify and celebrate a meaningful holiday with your loved ones.

I hope this post gives you some ideas. I’m here for you! If you would like to give a meaningful gift this Christmas, I would be honored if you would consider me, and perhaps a Stampin’ Up!  gift certificate or products to make any crafter happy!

I recently hosted a small get together for my sister, her coworkers, and their daughters. Their request was to make some Christmas totes and special packaging for gift giving. In addition to the three projects here, I also let the girls have a little freedom to create cards (they loved that).

This little tote is super easy to make, I don’t know who to credit with the original idea, I’ve modified the pattern through the years to make cutting/prep easy.

I started with a 4″ x 12″ strip of Designer Series Paper, then used coordinating color cardstock, the two handles are 1/2″ x 11″ and the base is 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ scored  at 1/2″ on all four sides (clip corners). (You can also cover the outer top and bottom edges with 1/2″ x 12″ strips of matching card stock for a finished look.

The second project is this glitzy gift bag, everyone loved using the heat embossing tool! I don’t think the photos do this justice, it is just so sparkly! This gift bag would be perfect for giving some jewelry, gift cards, small items that will fit inside (inside measurement is 4 3/4″x 7″) – and the inside is a food safe interior if you want to put your handmade treats inside!

The third project we made is this adorable Christmas Quilt themed pizza box. The felt embellishments are just the shining star here. Pizza boxes are so versatile and are food safe also, and can fit a gift card holder or small gift as well. (inside measurements are 3″x3″).

And since we always share a card as well as our 3-D creations, here is a sweet and simple coordinating card.

We have a give-away! Just comment on each blog with the hashtag #SFbloghop2017 and leave a comment (tell me what you love about my projects).

Ready to go hop along to the other awesome crafters?

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Lynn Streifert
2. Sue Vine
3. Cindy Waldroff
4. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
5. Twila Davis
6. Melissa Thomas
7. Barbara Welch
8. Kirsteen Gill

Thanks so much for visiting today! Remember today is the first day you can reserve your Stamparatus tool!

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions that might help clear up some confusion about the new Stamparatus:

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Stamparatus/NA_EN_CUST%20Q%20%26%20A.pdf

Here’s how to reserve yours- the reservation window is available as of 2 PM Mountain Time today (11/16)- which is 4 PM here Eastern Standard Time.
This is a new process Stampin’ Up! is trying this “preorder” reservation window (limit one per customer), you will not be charged until it ships in February.

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Stamparatus/US_Stamparatus_Customer_Reservation_Tutorial.pdf


Don’t forget we have our Annual Online Extravaganza starting on Monday 11/20 with lots of specials just for 24 hours (while supplies last), here is the complete list of items available… (I removed the French versions of stamp sets).

Extravaganza 2017

 

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!

LynnSignature

Creative Circle November Hop- Thankful!


 

Hi Everyone!

This month the Creative Circle Design Team is showcasing wonderful projects around the theme of “Thankful”. Here is the USA it is the month when we celebrate Thanksgiving, which is certainly a time when we express out thanks and gratitude. For this blog hop, I wanted to focus on something that I am very thankful for- our new alcohol markers! Stampin’ Up! had a similar product out a few years ago, but there was a flaw unable to be corrected by the manufacturer.


This was a card I made on our retreat last weekend, and I used it as my swap for my team get together. I loved coloring with the new blends!!

 

Welcome Stampin’ Blends!

Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. To cover all the blending bases, we’re also offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.

I was able to pre-order these earlier this month, and Oh My Gosh! they are just marvelous! I love the improvements over our other alcohol markers that we offered briefly (called Blendabilities). They are vigorously tested and work just beautifully!
I played with them last weekend on our retreat and just love how well they work. I know you’ll love them too! (It makes everyone look like a coloring expert!) Do you love to color? Then these are for you.
Here’s the details:

  • These products are available starting November 1
  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit and Stamp Set will be available as long as supplies last.

Here is the full color brochure with all the details:

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Stampin%27%20Blends/StampinBlends_2017_US.pdf

And here is a fabulous video from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office with awesome tips for using our new markers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=HxaPQvomPhA

 

Because I know you are going to just LOVE coloring with these markers- I’m offering my own special and incentive receive free gifts from me as follows: (I anticipate these markers are going to be VERY popular and don’t want you to be disappointed if they go on back order).

Bundle One (Getting Started): 
Purchase the entire marker collection (all 26 colors plus the color lifter)… receive two free wood mount cases with Blends inserts so you can keep your markers organized and sorted! (it’s my little way of saying thanks to you for ordering from me!).
This bundle is $121.50 plus tax and shipping. (You earn 2 Owl Rewards!)

Bundle Two (Must Have it All):
Purchase the entire marker collection (all 26 colors plus the color lifter), plus the Color Me Happy Project Kit and Color Me Happy Clear Mount Stamp Set… receive the two free wood mount cases with Blends inserts and receive a pack of Whisper White Thick Card Stock for free as well as my thanks!)* if you do not already own Tuxedo Black Memento Pad, you will want to add that on as well, it is a must for these markers! This bundle is $160 plus tax and shipping. (you earn 3 Owl Rewards!)

Bundle Three (Beginner Coloring Pack):
Select 5 color families and the color lifter, with 1 wood mount case and insert for $50 plus tax/shipping. (you earn 1 Owl Reward).


These 4 cards are included in the Color Me Happy Kit! So fun and easy!


I sure had fun coloring, and I know you will too!

Thank you so much for visiting today!

 
CCDT Blog Hop Team Members – Thankfulness. Hop all the way down and leave a comment. We always love to hear from you!

1. Liz Holloway   

2. Kate Creasey   

3. Jay Soriano   

4. Juan Ambida   

5. Lynn Streifert   

6. Penny Hanuszak   

7. Sandra Mott 
Well that’s it for today, thanks so much for visiting me today!

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!

We Create Blog Hop- November!

 

Hi there Stamping Friends!

Welcome to our November Blog Hop! We create two projects- one simple and one “stepped up” to showcase how just a few added embellishments can really make a difference!

Today I’m showing off a card that was inspired by one of my downline, Lisa Mackey. She made this card for everyone as a gift at our team retreat last weekend up in the Adirondacks. We had a gorgeous weekend and enjoyed long walks outside, fun crafting inside and yummy food all weekend long!

Here is Lisa’s original card, notice the crumb cake piece- she hand-scored all those lines! Isn’t this a gem?? Love it! Copper Foil sheets make great leaves!

 

Here is my “case” (Copy and Share Everything):

 

And here is my stepped up version:

So there are actually 3 card ideas for you showcasing our awesome Stampin’ Up! Products. If you have any questions about what I used, please let me know- I’m happy to help you!

 

 

 

Welcome Stampin’ Blends!

Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. To cover all the blending bases, we’re also offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.

I was able to pre-order these earlier this month, and Oh My Gosh! they are just marvelous! I love the improvements over our other alcohol markers that we offered briefly (called Blendabilities). They are vigorously tested and work just beautifully!
I played with them last weekend on our retreat and just love how well they work. I know you’ll love them too! (It makes everyone look like a coloring expert!) Do you love to color? Then these are for you.
Here’s the details:

  • These products are available starting November 1
  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit and Stamp Set will be available as long as supplies last.

Here is the full color brochure with all the details:

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Stampin%27%20Blends/StampinBlends_2017_US.pdf

And here is a fabulous video from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office with awesome tips for using our new markers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=HxaPQvomPhA

 

 

Because I know you are going to just LOVE coloring with these markers- I’m offering my own special and incentive receive free gifts from me as follows: (I anticipate these markers are going to be VERY popular and don’t want you to be disappointed if they go on back order).

Bundle One (Getting Started): 
Purchase the entire marker collection (all 26 colors plus the color lifter)… receive two free wood mount cases with Blends inserts so you can keep your markers organized and sorted! (it’s my little way of saying thanks to you for ordering from me!).
This bundle is $121.50 plus tax and shipping. (You earn 2 Owl Rewards!)

Bundle Two (Must Have it All):
Purchase the entire marker collection (all 26 colors plus the color lifter), plus the Color Me Happy Project Kit and Color Me Happy Clear Mount Stamp Set… receive the two free wood mount cases with Blends inserts and receive a pack of Whisper White Thick Card Stock for free as well as my thanks!)* if you do not already own Tuxedo Black Memento Pad, you will want to add that on as well, it is a must for these markers! This bundle is $160 plus tax and shipping. (you earn 3 Owl Rewards!)

Bundle Three (Beginner Coloring Pack):
Select 5 color families and the color lifter, with 1 wood mount case and insert for $50 plus tax/shipping. (you earn 1 Owl Reward).

Thank you so much for visiting today! Are you ready to go see what the amazing Kimberly has in store for you? Click the next button:

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: UPT7SU4C

~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!

Designer Series Paper Showcase!

Hi there friends! So glad you came back to visit me today! This month our Creative Inking Bloggers are showcasing Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful Designer Series Paper, since we have 11 days left of our awesome Buy 3 Get 1 free Sale!

 

Click this photo to open the flyer in bigger view:

I have been using these amazing papers in all of my classes and clubs this month- so my customers can see how versatile these amazing papers are!

 

This card was one we did last month at my Stamp-a-Stack. I love the “Be Merry” Designer Series Paper, those mittens are super cute. I never had a chance to use Santa’s sleigh dies last year- was super glad it carried over to the Annual Catalog, it is so stinkin cute!

 

 

How cute are the little reindeer on this DSP? (this is from “Be Merry” as well!)

 

 

I love that Stampin’ Up! included the Painted Harvest DSP from the Holiday Catalog in this sale too! Every piece in this pack is stunning, and looks amazing with any greeting!

 

Delightful Daisy DSP and bundle are still a favorite and look amazing any time of year. How sweet and simple is this card?

I would love to hear which card is your favorite! Or, feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions about the products I used. (A short supply list is below).

Thank you so much for stopping by, are you ready to go see what the other ladies have in store for us? Click here to hop over to see what awesomeness Lori Mueller has for us this month:

 

Click here if you need to hop back to check out the fun with Colleen Vassos:

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: UPT7SU4C

~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 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!

Stampin Friends October Thanksgiving Blog Hop!

 

 

Hi everyone and welcome to our Monthly Stampin Friends Blog Hop! This month we are featuring the theme “Thanksgiving” or Thanks! I’m super excited to be hopping with these fabulous ladies- they sure are talented! Be sure to comment on everyone’s blog- our wonderful leader (Elizabeth) has an awesome give-away for one lucky reader! {comment #SFbloghop2107 and a comment about what you love about their project on each of the 13 ladies pages! It’s that easy!}

First up is this card, I made one similar to this for my October club cards, and decided to change it up to feature this sentiment from “Painted Harvest” stamp set in the Holiday Catalog (supply list at the bottom of this post).

 

 

For my 3D project, I decided to create a matching Pizza box treat holder using the same colors, papers, and stamp set. (These pizza boxes are 3″ square and are perfect for small treats, gift cards, jewelry, candy, cookies, packaged goodies and a small stack of note cards!!)

 


Planning to make some sugar cookies to put inside these boxes for Thanksgiving, and will have one at each place for my family.

 

So what do you think of my projects today? I would love to hear from you (plus it will help your chances to win this awesome kit!!)

Ready to check out the other 12 ladies? Click each name on the list and be sure to comment to be entered to win the Many Merry Stars Kit! You have until Thursday October 26th to get your comments in, we’re giving you one week for this Giveaway! Good luck!!

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Maureen Rauchfuss
2. Sue Vine
3. Lana Staab
4. Kathie Rotti
5. Cindy Waldroff
6. Kirsteen Gill
7. Raquelle Clifton
8. Barbara Welch
9. Steph Jandrow
10. Kim Lamos
11. Lynn Streifert
12. Twila Davis
13. Melissa Thomas

 

(Just click the DSP image above and you will get the list of paper packages that are included in this sale).


The other exciting news is that our new alcohol markers called Stampin’ Blends- are ready for purchase on November 1st! I absolutely love these markers and can’t wait to feature some amazing classes with these markers, stay tuned for more details!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: UPT7SU4C

~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 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!

Stampin Friends September Blog Hop!

 

Welcome to our September Blog Hop of the Stampin Friends group! I’m excited to be back with this talented group of ladies! And super huge thanks to our organizer, Elizabeth Thatcher, as we are bringing back prizes! For this month, the prize is this awesome Stampin’ Up! Hello Life Project Kit (retired). All you need to do to be entered to win this awesome prize is leave a comment on each of the blogs in this hop (click the names at the bottom of each post to go to the next person). You must add the phrase #SFbloghop2017 with your comment (tell us what you love about the project(s) and you’ll be entered to win!

Since I’m an owl fan, and I love Halloween, I wanted to show you my special project I did with my top 4 team members at our last “Way To Go!” Day (I reward the top four team members with a special meal, projects and goodies each quarter). Unfortunately two of them weren’t able to make it that night. They missed a yummy dinner of filet minion with the works!

This was a fun frame I found earlier this summer at The Christmas Tree Store. I knew I would be able to use them so I bought 6 of them.

 

Here is a close up of the cute cat and pumpkins insert. I used our awesome new embossing paste for the background. ( just added lemon-lime twist reinker for some color)

And of course I had to feature the cute owl stamp with this set!

 

Then for a coordinating card I wanted to keep using the cool new spooky cat punch, this was a card I featured at Bingo last night and I cased from a wonderful demo name Angela (we were in a swap together).

 

Here’s the list of other hoppers- remember to go visit each one and leave a comment in order to be entered to win our give-away!

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Maureen Rauchfuss
2. Melissa Thomas
3. Raquelle Clifton
4. Lynn Streifert
5. Lori Mueller
6. Sue Vine
7. Kathie Rotti
8. Steph Jandrow
9. Cindy Waldroff
10. Kim Lamos
11. Barbara Welch
12. Elizabeth Jeanne

Alaska Update:

And for those inquiring minds, and my dear friends, customers and downline who have asked, I’m now $520 in sales away from earning the Alaska Incentive Trip! Just a few days remain… would you like to help me earn this awesome trip? There is a hostess code down below- you can shop online at www.Stampinup.com and use the code 67UTTBJ2 and my name will come up as the hostess, your order will ship directly to you. You would have my deepest thanks!

 

Don’t forget our team Lynnzcrafters Retired Stampin’ Up! sale is this Saturday September 23rd from 9 am to Noon! Hope to see you there- it’s at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church located at 816 Rt. 50 Burnt Hills (across from Gil’s Garage).

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (September 2017) please use Hostess Code: 67UTTBJ2

~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!