CCDT March Madness Blog Hop!

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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


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

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

Creative Circle Design Team:

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

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

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

Lynn

~Lynn Streifert, Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

Creative Circle Design Team- Great Occasions Blog Hop!

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


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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page ”

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

 

Creative Circle Design Team- Love is in the Air!

img_4251Hello friends! Thank you for joining us today for another exciting blog hop with the Creative Circle Design Team! I am so thrilled to participate with this month’s talented group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators!! Our amazing leader, Liz Holloway, created a file for us to use on our Silhouette Cameo machines- and you are going to be wowed for sure!

 I use the silhouette cameo machine and the file Liz sent and cut out all my hot air balloon pieces, and sat down to color them with our new Stampin’ Up! watercolor pencils, they are dream to work with and I use the blender pen to soften my coloring to give it the water color look.

 I had trouble cutting chipboard so I opted to just cut the file on our new SAB paper.


This was a breeze to put together, I love how adorable it is perfect for a table decoration for a birthday, Valentine’s Day or special occasion.


I can’t wait to see what the other ladies have come up with! thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, click the “next button” to go see what Kate has created this month:

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Lynn Streifert <<< YOU ARE HERE!!

Creative Circle Design Team-Home for the Holidays

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Welcome to the December Blog Hop of the Creative Circle Design Team! Our theme this month is Home for the Holidays.  I thought that our November Paper Pumpkin Kit was a perfect kit for me to showcase this theme. I love how all the pieces are laser cut and in three colors! I created the card exactly as the kit intended, this kit comes with two ink pads: Pear Pizzazz and Dapper Denim.  I even loved the tiny dimensionals that came with this kit!

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I wanted to come up with an alternative project with the kit, and thought of our clear 2″ boxes, I did trim the scene down to 4″ and scored it at 2″ to slide into the box and then included a battery operated candle, for a festive little gift idea.

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I hope you like the projects today, I’m sorry this post is so short. My dear mother passed away and we had her funeral on Monday, and I’ve had out of town family staying with me. Although we knew that my mom had terminal lung cancer, nothing really prepares you when it happens. My faith, family, and friends have been of great comfort to me, as well as the sign my mom sent us from heaven within moments of her passing, can you see the angel? The sun was so blindingly bright and the clouds framed the sun immediately looking like angel wings. I know she is no longer in pain and is in a better place, but I am still grieving, and not quite back to all my activities and routines. Stamping has taken a back seat for the past three months, so I could spend more time with her and my family. I’m thankful to my team and customers for their understanding and support during this difficult time.

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Ready to go hop over and see what fantastic creations Kate made this month? click the icon:

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Here is our December line-up:

LYNN STREIFERT: <<< You are here!

 Don’t forget that today starts our Year End Close-Out Sale:

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If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: PTJX6AM3

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page ”

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

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Creative Circle Design Team- Never Ending Cube!

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Hello there Crafty Friends!

Today we are showcasing the amazing project- The Never Ending Cube, designed by our awesome leader- Liz Holloway! And, today we welcome our newest Designer- Kate Creasey, who is a real pro with her Silhouette machine (I am still learning all the features of my machine). Welcome Kate! So glad you joined our group!

Today’s project is the “Never-Ending Cube”, which uses 8 cubes that are 2″x 2″.  Liz sent all of us a copy of the file for our Silhouette machines, as well as a video on how to assemble it. I used clear packing tape to put my cube together, as my duct tape was hot pink and I was afraid it would be visible on the edges. I decided early on that I wanted my cube to feature all our new Christmas stamp sets, and boy-it was so much fun! This is my first time making a never-ending cube, and let me tell you- the possibilities are endless! I can see using photos to make this into a wonderful photo cube (great gift idea!). Don’t have a Silhouette? No problem, there is a PDF file and you can easily cut them by hand. Let me know if you would like this pattern, I am able to give it away to customers who place a $20 order (or more) in my online store this month. Just remember to use Hostess Code:  KXTUSMXP (and please don’t click “No contact” so I will know who to email the pattern to!) Let me know if you have any questions. Without further ado, here is my version of the Never-Ending Cube.

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To show you how this Never-Ending Cube moves, I created my very first video! I hope it comes out okay! I would love to hear from you, so please leave me a comment- let me know what you think of my project, or of my first video, thanks!

 

 

Are you ready to go hop and see what fantastic project Michelle Suit has for us today? me too… just click the image below:

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Here is the list of all the designers for this month: (we miss you Sandy!)

Liz Holloway

Lynn Streifert << YOU ARE HERE!

Michelle Suit

Kate Creasey

Thank you so much for stopping by today! If you need to order anything I used in this project, just click the photo below, it will take you to my online store. If you need any help placing and order, let me know, I’m here to help you. For anyone ordering at least $15 from my online store this month, will receive the pattern for the never-ending cube! (You can decorate them any way you’d like!) It’s super fun, you can do it!

Have a great day, and don’t forget to leave me a comment before you go hop to see the other three designers! Thanks.

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Creative Circle Design Team Pop-Up Card… October 2016

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Hello Everyone,

Thank you for joining our blog hop today! I’m so excited about our newest Designer to join our team- the uber talented Michelle Suit! You are going to love her awesome punch art and Disney creations I’m sure. Today on the blog hop, we are showcasing the very fun Pop-Up Card! It has taken the paper crafting world and Pinterest by storm, and our amazing leader, Liz Holloway, came up with a Silhouette file and sent it to us to create our own versions of a Pop-Up Card! I can’t wait to see what everyone came up with! I decided to use all  new products from the 2016 Holiday Catalog by Stampin’ Up! (if you don’t have a demonstrator and need a catalog, let me know- I’d love to mail you one!)

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Here is the outside of my card.. does it look spooky?

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Here is the view of the card as I took off the belly band, you can see the folded insert- it is going to POP-Up…

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It’s hard to get a full view of the card as it is sooooo big when it is open….

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Close up of the right side.

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I stamped all the images in Versamark ink, then used black embossing powder and my handy dandy heat tool to emboss all the images. It made coloring, sponging and shading so much easier!

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I used Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, and Soft Sky inks to sponge and color in the images and backgrounds (to match the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper).

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Did you know if you want a “softer look”, you can just put some ink from our awesome Stampin’ Markers directly onto a clear block, then pull the color off with our blender pens and you can create a softer, lighter tone while coloring. I love that you can accomplish great shading with our markers and inks and blender pens!

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I thought the whisper white paper was too stark, and sponged smokey slate ink directly on my 2 1/2″ squares to give them some spooky effects.

 

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This is what my piece of 12″ x 12″ basic black card stock looked like after I cut it on the Silhouette Cameo machine with Liz’s file.

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Decided to use the specialty piece as my card base, can you see the silver embossing on the spider web? It’s amazing! (cut it 4 1/4″ x 11″)

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I traced the pop-up portion directly onto my grid paper, cut it out to use as a stencil, then shaved 1/8″ off all 5 sides for my two inserts.

 

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Our fantastic Tear-n-Tape is the perfect choice to assemble this card, and ensure nothing comes off (I’m sure this card is going to get opened a hundred times)… just strategically place the tear-n-tape on the non-moving parts. (the two pieces that look like arrows need NO adhesive, or the card won’t open).

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Assembling the card…

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The four panel pop-up card insert gets strategically placed and I used more tear-n-tape to adhere them to the pop-up card base. Liz’s video makes this so easy, sorry my photo doesn’t show this step very clearly.

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So there it is, my first Pop-Up Card, what do you think?? I treasure your comments, and can’t wait to hear what you think of my Halloween Pop-Up Card! (Comment field is all the way at the bottom of this post).

Ready to go hop over to see what Michelle has created for us? I’m so excited too! Click the image below:   http://www.suitablystamped.com/2016/10/creative-circle-design-team-october.html

 

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Thank you all for visiting my blog today, thank you for your kind words and prayers for my family, we’ve certainly been challenged these past two months… we appreciate all the love and prayers. My sweet mother is teaching me so many lessons about courage and faith. Her battle with cancer is exhausting her, and we are struggling with her suffering. The fundraiser that I started for my dear sister-in-law, Kathy Streifert, has just reached the half-way point. Kathy has had a 22 year battle with Crohn’s disease, and is out of work indefinitely. As a waitress in a local restaurant with no sick days, or paid time off, and astronomical hospital bills and deductibles, I started the “Go Fund Me” campaign. You can read about it, and/or donate here, thank you!

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 Don’t forget our Amazing Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP (Designer Series Paper Sale for the month of October!)

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If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: N32RY9MD

~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com
If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”
Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

Creative Circle Blog Hop- Weddings!


Hello there crafty friends! Welcome to our August blog hop with the creative circle design team,  the theme for this month is weddings! I have a wedding card and a cute box (perfect for a shower or wedding favor).

First up is the full view of my card… I have just loved using the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, and it was a perfect backdrop for my little wedding dress and tuxedo.

First I made a whisper white Bloomin’ Heart and then used the second largest of the new layering oval framelits to create the base of the wedding dress. Then I hand cut away the sides to turn it into the dress!

I decided to just free cut some scrap basic black card stock (with the trimmer) and created a tuxedo that was the right proportion to match the dress. (I kept the spare pieces from cutting the “v” into the basic black, and turned them sideways to create the collar. I hand cut the little bow-tie also. Easy peasy with our wonderful paper snips!

 

The stamp set “Floral Phrases” is absolutely perfect for wedding cards- and I stamped this in Night of Navy ink, cut out nesting ovals with the smallest layering oval framelits.

Decorating the inside is a must when the card base is such a dark color…

 

This cute little favor was inspired by a swap I received from Carol Hickman, would this be perfect filled with candy, nuts, or small trinkets?  This features our new clear mini treat boxes.

All the supplies I used to make the card and favor box are listed below. Just click and it will take you to my online store.

 

Don’t forget that you can now use your Bonus Day Coupons you earned in July (there is a special spot to type in your code you received in an email).

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Also- remember that the gorgeous, exclusive, new bundle Thoughtful Branches is available while supplies last (just click the picture)

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Other Stampin’ Up! news I want to share with you- we have just be given a sneak peek of the August 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit- AND we found it is going to be a card kit! YIPPEE, I’m increasing my order for August, this will be a perfect set to take to the Senior center for my monthly card class next month! Want to get in on the action? Here’s the link to my website to order Paper Pumpkin:

https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

 

Are you ready to go see what the amazing Sandy Mott has for us this month? click this icon:

Or if you’d like to go check out our wonderful leader’s blog, click her name, Liz Holloway.

Here are the supplies I used for my card and box:

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Scroll down and leave a comment below, thanks! I love to read from you!

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: H7MFRJPW

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”

Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

Now booking home parties for August and September! How about a Summer Stamp & Sip Party?  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!