Under the Sea Bingo Night! And double Owl rewards!

Hi Friends!
Wanted to share with you our super fun Bingo night! It’s always such a joy to stamp and play bingo with these ladies. Our theme was “Under the Sea”- inspired by the Sea of Textures stamp set that is in the new 2018-19 Annual Catalog and featuring the new Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper- which is a part of our awesome Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale- hurry only 2 more weeks until this deal expires!

These were the four projects last night:

Everyone said they enjoyed this theme and we even had some cute snacks and containers that fit this under the sea theme

We had fish and chips, submarine sandwiches, clam dip, awesome treats thanks ladies! I didn’t get a photo of it all.

Some people are photo shy and don’t want to be my blog but here are the fabulous prizes and winners from last night congratulations everyone! And Lisa won the $50 shopping spree from the extra bingo boards.

As a small thank you while I am away in Alaska on the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip, I would like to reward you for continuing to shop with me and supporting my small business. All online orders will receive a beautiful color tutorial emailed to them featuring 10 handmade cards featuring the 2018–19 annual catalog new products. For all orders over $50, you will earn double owl reward points, please use the hostess code in the photo above.

Don’t forget every month I do a comment contest here on my blog, to be entered to win use #Lynnzcrafters in your comment below. I treasure your comments and read everyone.

Thanks so much for reading this today I hope you have a beautiful day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 29QMJWNE 
~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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Team Swaps!

Hi everyone, I wanted to show off all the wonderful swaps from our team get together on Thursday night. What a talented group of ladies, don’t you agree?

For my card I used the new dandelion wishes stamp set.

Here’s a tip if you want to re-create this card.

I used the rectangle framelit from the barn door set to create a window opening to brayer on the color.

I used some washi tape to adhere it down on my grid paper.

I used black embossing powder and versamark ink to create the dandelions and the greeting. I used our new balmy blue ink pad for the brayer and card stock.

This lovely swap card was made by the amazing Lisa Mackey!

It’s no surprise that Kara Pagerie used the new bunny bundle, how cute and colorful? Love it.

How fun and vintage is this version of dandelion wishes? Made by the wonderful Laurie Kownack.

Love Kathy Sim’s sweet card using Lilypad Lake bundle!

Isn’t this Daisy Delight card featuring the new rich razzleberry velvet trim stunning? Kudos goes to Tiffany Williams-Hart for this beauty.

And this lovely card was one of our Make & Takes by our fabulous hostess Amye Speirs.

And I brought the new Notes of Kindness Kit, such a fun and easy kit. You can make 5 each of 4 designs.

Today is the last day to enter my Comment Contest. Scroll below to leave me a reply. Be sure to include #Lynnzcrafters to be entered to win. One lucky person will be selected tomorrow-July 1st.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay cool in this heat!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: YNMJUJZU
~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!

Bingo Fun and Give-Away!

Hi everyone, how are you? I was teased last night at my monthly bingo night that I never post the pictures of this fun event. So I wanted to create a post for you to show you the projects that we made, and the prizes that were given away. Stampin’ bingo is a super fun event!

There is a lot of time, preparation, and set up that goes into my monthly bingo event. In order to fit 14 ladies comfortably I put one table in my living room and the rest fit at my dining room table. I sit in the archway between the two rooms as I call out the bingo.

My customers really enjoy this fun night out, and typically fill up the next month’s Bingo as I give them first dibs on the seats for the next month.

Here are the prizes that I purchased with their $20 registration fee that is paid in advance:

There are seven bundles valued between $30 – $40 sometimes one is even a little bit above that. We play six games of bingo and the winner of each round picks one of the prizes. Then the seventh bundle is for the raffle tickets, they earn a raffle ticket for attending, bringing a snack/beverage to share, placing an order with me that night, booking their own party/class, and if there is a bingo tie, the person who did not win the bingo/off as well as anyone who wins another game of bingo then they receive extra raffle tickets. Last night we had three games were there were ties so we had to have a playoff/bingo off. And we also had two duplicate winners. Hope that makes sense.

Here are the make and take projects that we did last night. I was so excited to show them these adorable little copper tea tins in the whole teatime suite.

The three little note cards also included the extra DSP, so everyone got six swatches of this beautiful paper. It may be hard to see but I also use the copper stickers and the colorful paper stickers from the memories and more collection. I also included three organic green tea bags. This is a perfect little gift or inspiration piece for your craft room.

One of the cards I featured was a slight case from one of our make and takes at Onstage. I wanted to feature the stained glass Vellum and the new blends. Unfortunately the new colors are not available yet but I was lucky to get pineapple punch and lovely lipstick Onstage. I took pictures of the ladies’ cards when they were finished, as everyone used different color schemes and there were two different square patterns in the pack … and as you can see no two cards are alike. Great job everyone!

Here are the winners of the six games of bingo. And the last bundle was drawn at the end of the night and this artistic expressions bundle is going out to Susan B. (Nancy said she is going to be in touch with you about getting this to you so you will have your prize.)

I forgot to take pictures of the food table, but once again these ladies did an amazing job of bringing some yummy snacks, a sign up in advance so that we don’t have duplicates. We had a veggie tray, fresh fruit, hummus and pita, cookies, delicious veggie pizza, amazing lemon blueberry cake, nuts, chips and salsa, chips and dip, popcorn, cheese and crackers, beer and wine. It was a smorgasbord.

I am so very thankful that these ladies love my monthly bingo event, thank you so much for your support!

Don’t forget that I am doing a comment contest, for everyone who leave me a comment on one of my blog post this month will be entered in a drawing to win this great little bundle of goodies. The gold ribbon and the metallic doilies are now retired. But the mini notecards are a new size in our catalog that you will enjoy. Just leave me a comment and be sure to include the hashtag #lynnzcrafters

Thank you so much for reading this post today I hope you have a wonderful day!
If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: YNMJUJZU
~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!

WCBH6 Masculine Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone and welcome to our June edition of the We Create Blog Hop, a monthly blog hop featuring all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who love to share their handmade creations with all of you! If you just came from Jeanna’s site- thanks for popping by! Isn’t her work amazing??!!

Our theme this month is Masculine- and I’m sure you will find we have a wide variety of cards and projects just perfect for the guys in your life. My stamp set that I choose for our hop is a brand new one, we received it as a free gift for attending OnStage back in April and I just love playing with it. It’s called Animal Outings.  I decided to pair this month’s theme with a new fancy fold card I recently learned how to make, called “The Impossible Card” (because to the naked eye, it’s impossible to figure out how the center piece of card stock was created).

Today is the day our new 2018–19 Annual Catalog goes live, click the picture above and it will take you to the online version. (ordering online will be available at noon Mountain time, that is 2 PM here on the East Coast)

Ready to learn how to make this impossible card? Start with a piece of card stock that is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (here I used crumb cake):

Do you see on the photo above how it looks like a goal post?

you can make a small pencil mark 1/2″ from each end, and scored down 2 1/8″.

then from the 2 3/4″ mark on bottom length, score up to the 2 1/8″ mark. I think the photo helps more than anything.

then cut your three vertical lines (the goal post base and 2 ends) as shown above.

As you can see, when you cut on the score lines, the center panel will pop up. see photo above.

So here’s how it becomes an “impossible card”, just flip one of the side panels backwards! Tada! See that? Not so hard at all, really it’s a simple card that you can make look amazing with whatever stamps or embellishments you want to add.

Next is to cut some decorative designer series paper panels to spruce up the card. I went with something that was from the Share What You Love suite- this is the back of the blue floral paper.

I decided to trace my opening, and then trim down an 1/8″ so it becomes a perfect top layer on my two side panels.

The black strip is a stabilizer for the card, it is 1″ x 5 1/2″ long.

I decided to use the blends to color my giraffe and leaves and frog- this card would be so cute for a variety of occasions. the corner sentiment was from a stamp set I won during Prize Patrol at OnStage in April. Was happy to use it here.

Punched out some leaves in garden green to make it look like the jungle and added another piece in very vanilla over the top so I could stamp a name or personalized greeting.

This piece measure 3/4″ x 5 1/4″

Assemble and voila! What do you think of my Impossible Card?? I would love to hear your comments, scroll down below to see what my June Comment Contest Giveaway will be!

Ready to go visit the amazing Kimberley? (she’s using Waterfront stamp set, another favorite of mine). Just click the next button to see her awesomeness:

Well, that is it for today from me, I really appreciate your stopping by for a visit, and I treasure each of your comments! Leave a comment below to be entered into my new Comment Contest– each month I will be tallying up all those who leave me a comment on any of my blog posts, and use the hashtag: #lynnzcrafters  (before or after your comment). I will select one winner at random, I will contact you for your address, then I will send you a small package of goodies.   You have until June 30th to leave me a new comment.

Here is a photo of what the contents are for my June goodie bag for one lucky winner!

I drew the winner this morning for my May Comment contest, and it was #14 who earned the May goodies- that commenter was MB- congratulations MaryBeth! I will contact you so you can have these goodies as soon as possible, Thank you to all who left me a comment in May, I really appreciate it! #thankful

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 3HZNEWTT

~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 Masculine Blog Hop!

Hi there friends! Hope all is well and that you’ve been crafty lately! This month the ladies in the Stampin Friends Blog Hop are happy to bring you Masculine themed projects! This is usually harder for me, as I can hear my brother’s voice in my head “no ribbons, no buttons, no glitter, etc.” According to him, a guy card is “simple” but I always want to take it up a notch (for his birthday last year I did put jute on his card and he was okay with that, phew!)

So let me tell you about this card, it came about because one of my dear customers asked if we could make a card with a curved front. I searched the internet and pinterest, and couldn’t for the life of me remember what that type of card was called. Then it finally came to me, “Bendy Card”, and I found a wonderful video on You Tube by fellow demo Julie Davidson, thanks Julie!! And then I dug in to create my own bendy card using the stamp set Waterfront (yeah it is carrying over to the new catty!!)

Let me first show you the finished card:

Here is a view looking down from the top: (colors used: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Garden Green and Daffodil Delight). Used Wood Grain DSP (yeah that is carrying over also!) and love that Adirondack chair die from Seasonal Layers dies (also carrying over, but will not be bundled with 10% savings after May 31st, if you don’t have this bundle, you must have it!)

Now here are some of the steps I took to create this card:

Start with 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ base card stock in Crumb Cake card stock.

Also take a piece of 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ crumb cake card stock to create the 2 bends. First score short end at 1/2″ then cut at 2″ as shown below (one piece is bigger for back row, and one piece is shorter for front row). My tip- do not stress out about the measurements! You can customize these 2 front panels to hold special images or cut outs, and the two front pieces can be left flat (as Julie showed in her video), but I wanted it to appear like hills and nature.

I hand cut curves on both pieces.

Add our sturdy Tear-and-Tape to the 1/2″ scored ends so they will attach firmly to back of the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ base piece.

Here is the skeleton of the card base with two bendy pieces added:

As you can see, this will fold flat and can be mailed in our medium sized envelopes.

Next up, just hand cut a notch in each of the two front bendy pieces. (I estimated, about 1/4″  or so, just enough to fit inside a slat).

First draw a pencil line where you want the slit to be and then put it in your trimmer to cut. (Test this out before you cut. You want your two front panels to bend appropriately and want the card to stand up by itself).

(So you can see I made a mistake and cut in the wrong spot, but I wasn’t going to start over, and knew I was covering up the front panels with very vanilla card stock anyway- to stamp on). Here you can see that I just held the very vanilla piece up to the panel and hand cut so the curve is an exact match.

And here it is again, voila! Doesn’t this card doesn’t remind you of camping in the Adirondacks? I’m pretty happy with this masculine bendy card, and I hope my club members will enjoy learning how to make this at our June clubs. I’ll be doing some pre-cutting for them and will give them a template to follow along. It should be fun!

I hope to (soon) be making videos, I think I’ll enlist my niece and nephew to help me, all the good videos seem to have someone “behind the scenes”.

Our Stampin Friends Blog Hop always features a card and a 3-D project, so I wanted to use the same stamp set to decorate a gift box tag (thinking ahead to Father’s Day, will give my Dad his gifts in this box, shhh, don’t tell him, okay??) Do you notice the sentiments? Hot off the May 2018 Paper Pumpkin express! I love my new masculine kit! It pairs up perfectly with my waterfront card and gift tag here.

Well, that is it for today from me, I really appreciate your stopping by for a visit, and I treasure each of your comments! Leave a comment below to be entered into my new Comment Contest– each month I will be tallying up all those who leave me a comment on any of my blog posts, and use the hashtag: #lynnzcrafters  (before or after your comment). I will use random number generator to select one winner each month, no purchases necessary just leave me comments on any of my blog posts throughout the month. I will contact the winner for your mailing address.Then I will send you a small package of goodies. Here is a photo of what the contents are for my May goodie bag:

Ready to go see what the other amazing Stampin Friends have created for today?? Me too, just click the next name in this list. Thanks again for reading this post!

 

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Jenny Hall – USA
2. Raquelle Clifton-Batth
3. Sue Vine – Australia
4. Katja Ettig
5. Sandra Mastello – Australia
6. Kirsteen Gill
7. Kathie Rotti
8. Lynn Streifert
9. Maureen Rauchfuss
10. Kim Jolley
11. Steph Jandrow
12. Melissa Thomas


If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: FJSEKKZA
~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email:mailto: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 Feminine Blog Hop WCBH5

Share What You Love

One of the best things about going to OnStage last month was getting to play with new product and also getting to order this gorgeous new suite of products that I am featuring today. (There are three bundles that go on sale today, May 1 and the bundle prices will last until May 31. Scroll all the way to the end of this post to see your options.)

This was a card we made as one of our 4 Make-and-Takes at OnStage, aren’t you thrilled about Mint Macaron?? Me too! Do you see that amazing shine on our new pearlized doilies? These are simply stunning!! One side is white so you could sponge it or color it and the other has a sweet shimmery pearl finish! I love these so much! I know you will too! and you are also going to love the new share what you love artisan pearls- they are dreamy in five different colors. You can hardly see but there’s also a strip of our new quarter inch rich razzleberry velvet ribbon, just put a little glue on this and stick it down and it just adds a nice touch. And let me talk about this designer series paper, you are not going to believe this but you get four sheets each of 6 double sided designs for a total of 24 pieces of 12″ x 12″ DSP, 4 of the designs have a pearlized finish and is just gorgeous.

Next up-This card features one of our brand new In Colors- Grapefruit Grove! I paired it with two returning colors so saffron and old olive. And look at the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder! (at bingo the other night we used this texture folder on the envelopes and it is gorgeous!) Okay, yes I’m addicted to the pearlized doilies and the artisan pearls I had to use them again.

Last but not least is this sweet little card I came up with for our bingo night last week. You absolutely cannot go wrong with the oval from the stitched framelits and how amazing does that rich razzleberry look as the border punched out with the decorative ribbon border punch? I know right! And more of this stunning DSP specialty paper, you have to add this to your first order if you don’t get the bundle it will make so many nice cards, scrapbook pages, gift bags, you name it!

Here’s an awesome video by Stampin’ Up! to introduce this whole suite:

https://youtu.be/YPHInF9q41Q

Thanks so much for visiting me today! Ready to go see what the amazing Kimberley has prepared -I know she’s using the Beautiful Day stamp set- let’s go see what she’s created- just click the “next” button:

We have three different price points you might be interested in:

And you can even pre-order In-colors if you would like them early!

If you cannot read these images just head over to my online store and everything is loaded up there for you! Let me know if you have any questions and thanks again for stopping by today!

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

~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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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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