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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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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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!)

 

 

(Cannot add links: Registration/trial expired)
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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I’ve missed you!

Hi everyone! I have REALLY MISSED you! When I looked back at my last post it was on February first, good grief! I’m sorry I’ve been away for sooooo long!  I have to admit, February was challenging…I ended up getting the flu and had to reschedule many of my monthly stamping clubs due to illness and due to all the snow storms! I also changed jobs last week and wanted to be sure I was fresh and well rested, so I haven’t been staying up late to create projects or do all my normal monthly blog hops. AND, as if all that’s not enough, last week two close family members had surgery! Please keep my sister Sue and sister-in-law Kathy in your prayers. They are home recovering, but it will be a long road to healing.

So, one of the things I had to reschedule was my monthly team get together. We met the other night and I wanted to share with you the awesome swaps from this talented group, as well as my Make-and-Take projects. Enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions, I would LOVE to hear from you! I treasure every one of your comments!

Without further ado, here are the wonderful cards, and the name of who created them- aren’t they talented??!! Love these ladies!

Tiffany’s card features the adorable stamp set called “Message in a Bottle”:

Joan’s card features stunning Petal Palette bundle and gorgeous gold foil sheets:

Amye’s card also features the pretty Petal Palette bundle, and she colored with her blends (our alcohol markers):

Kara’s card was made using the manly Truly Tailored bundle and True Gentleman designer series paper:

Kathy’s card was made with the very versatile Hanging Garden stamp set and colored with our blends also:

Laurie’s card features one of our fabulous Sale-a-Bration offerings, Lots of Lavender stamp set and coloring with our awesome blends markers:

Sheila’s card features the adorable Party Panda stamp set and the Bubbles & Fizz designer series paper (both of these items are Sale-a-bration offerings- either one is free with a $50 purchase), love that fussy cutting:

Last but not least, my swap card that I made features our brand new stamp set we launched 2 weeks ago for the last stretch of Sale-a-bration called  Blossoming Basket, which is actually part of a bundle that includes the beautiful Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (together these two items are free with a $100 purchase), I water-colored using our aquapainters and reinkers (I diluted them a little bit), what do you think of the Peek-a-boo Peach and Daffodil Delight color combo?? Makes me long for spring!

This is a cute little gift Kara brought me, she made this amazing box (I think she called it the never-ending-box) the lid does not come off, but you pull it up, and it opens so you can remove what is inside- she put some Hershey’s kisses in there for me, how thoughtful?? It was such a surprise and I just adore this little handmade gift, thanks Kara! (I’m totally intimidated about these kind of projects, but she said it wasn’t “too hard”… maybe I’ll try it sometime).

Well, that’s it for today, I have some other cards and projects I will share with you over the next few days… I’m also going to try to get back to the 4 monthly blog hops that I’m involved in… I miss hopping with those talented people. It’s always so inspiring.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 9YP63X2R

~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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