Saying Goodbye- Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the May edition of the Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop! We’d like to welcome a new member of our team- Lisa Eisner! So excited to have you on board!

This is such a talented group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, and it’s an international group with so many inspiring projects!

When I saw the theme for favorite retiring products, I knew that it would be hard to pick just 1 product to feature here on this blog hop.

First up is a beautiful home decor project that I featured at my recent Way to Go Day for the top 4 ladies on my team! We had an open studio type day, I bought the magnets, frames, metal sheets, and we made dozens of interchangeable letter O’s. I first saw this idea on Facebook in the demonstrator planning page and it was created by Dee Slater. Thanks Dee!!

Of course it was so gorgeous several other people have created their own versions. I try to find projects to feature that my team can use in their own classes and events. This frame features the retiring butterfly thinlets, and I am going to be sad to see these go into retirement.

Kim, Lisa, Elizabeth and Amye earned this special day for their sales & recruiting milestones for last quarter. Congrats ladies!

Amye’s frame with 12 interchangeable O’s, how cute are these?

Elizabeth sent me a few photos when she got home… she went right up to her craft room to make a few more inserts, these feature several retiring products as well. I will really miss this tree punch, what perfect little apples. And she also stamped and colored the cozy cottage, a lovely hostess set that is going away as of May 31 also. She plans to use this for March for St. Patrick’s Day.

Here they are creating in action. It was such an amazing day, the creativity was really flowing! I can see this is a great Mother’s Day gift, wedding gift, shower gift, or gift for friend who bought a new house. The possibilities are endless.

That’s the end of my post, thank you so much for visiting me today! I treasure your comments, I read each one and will reply with any questions or comments you may have. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this post and leave me a comment. Now on to the others!

Click on the names below to see what our team has for you …

  1. Liz Holloway – CANADA

2. Sandy Mott

3.Laurence Lolascrap

4.Penny Hanuszak

5.Lynn Streifert

6.Lisa Eisner

7.Jay Soriano – UK

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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CCDT-February Blog Hop

Hi friends,

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

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

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

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

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

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

1.Jay Soriano

2.Liz Holloway

3.Juana Ambida

4.Kate Creasey

5.Laurence Lolascrap

6.Lynn Streifert

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

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

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

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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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!

Creative Circle Design Team 3D Piano

 

Hi Friends! Welcome to the next International Blog Hop of the Creative Circle Design Team. We are organized by the amazing Liz Holloway and this month she shared an amazing 3D Upright Piano Card Box pattern for our electronic e-cutter machines. I am just in awe of her ability to create these cut files for us. The piano was super fun to put together, and I can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with this month! If you arrived here to my page from Liz’s- thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to continue on the hop with the list at the bottom of this post.

 

This is my piano card with the hinged lid in the upright position- there are tiny magnets holding this in place. I pulled out my light up Christmas tree as I used the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper for my front/side panels.

Here is a close up with some added trim to decorate the piano- I opened up the Boxwood Wreaths (2 of them) and applied the bow made from the new tinsel trim (mini tinsel trim combo pack comes with 2 rolls- one is red, the other is silver- love this stuff!)

This piano is actually a card holder! Look how cute it is with a holiday card tucked in there! This would make an awesome gift for a special piano teacher, music teacher, or special someone who loves music!

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today- I do love to hear from you! If you scroll to the bottom you can click “Leave a response” and I will respond!
Have a great day!

inLinkz hop

 Click on the names below to hop to their blog:

 

 

UPDATE ON ALASKA:

I’m so very thankful for all who have been helping me with my quest, my mission, my GOAL of earning my first HUGE Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip- to Alaska! I am about $2000 away in my own sales, and when one of my wonderful downline promotes to Bronze Elite (she is about $300 away from her promotion- which will then give me 7,500 flex points towards this trip).  I am so very hopeful that both of these situations occur this month, before time runs out. If you would like to help- please let me know. Thanks!

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: 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!

 

Birthday Bash with Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop

Hello friends! Thank you for joining us for another one of our monthly blog hops with the Creative Circle Design Team, a small group of international Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators! Our team leader, Liz Holloway, keeps us all organized and gives us challenges and themes each month, it’s a wonderful source of inspiration! I hope you click on all the names at the bottom of this list to keep hopping along!

First I’d like to welcome  two more demonstrators to our CCDT. First up is a great friend of Liz’s and she is located in Abbotsford, BC. Please welcome Penny Hanuszak!

 

Next up is a wonderfully talented lady named Juan Ambida! She lives in Australia and is super talented! So glad to welcome both Penny and Juan to our cozy little group!

Since our theme this month is “Birthday Bash”, I wanted to show one of my summer birthday cards that I have created for the stampers in my August clubs.

I had to hold it closed to take the picture. Can you tell what kind of card it is?


Well if you guessed a card in a box pop up card then you are right!


Some of my club members requested a special pop up card when we were together last month and I came up with this design using our beautiful new birthday memories designer series paper! The trick with this type of card is to carefully lay out the pop up pieces before adhering them to the insert piece, as they must fit within the card or it won’t fit inside an envelope. I just love giving these cards to my friends- they are always so surprised when it pops open!

Want to know how to make this card? There are dozens of directions out there, but I wanted to simplify the process.

  • Start with 1/2 piece of cardstock cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Score the long side at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″
  • turn and score the short side at 2 1/2″ from the top.
  • Trim the slots open at the 2-4-6-8 inch score lines to the score line.
  • Cut away the small tab on the top 1/2″ (made next to the 8″ score line) and reserve this for your inside tab for the pop up pieces.
  • If you want more inserts for more items to pop up, they will need to match (1/2″ x 2 1/2″)
  • use strong adhesive (I used our Tear and Tape) on the 1/2″ bottom tab.
  • Decorate sides with coordinating DSP.

If you have any questions please let me know, I might just try a video if there is enough interest! (I have been wanting to try videos for some time now).

I treasure your comments, it means the world to me (to leave a me a comment, scroll to the very bottom and click “leave a response”- your email will not be published!)

Now just click the next name in the list below to continue hopping around the world:

 

 

Creative Crew Design Team Blog Hop “Birthday Bash” is here. Need some inspirations, click on the links below to see what our team has come up with.

1. Liz Holloway
2. Lynn Streifert
3. Kate Creasey
4. Juana Ambida
5. Lolascrap
6. Penny Hanuszak

 

Guess what? I am getting VERY close to earning the next Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Alaska! I have until September 30th to earn the remaining points. I have been working very hard since the new year started on October 1, 2016. Of course, most of you know I had to cancel lots of events with my dear mother’s battle with cancer up to her death last November. Then I switched jobs and am away from home 2 1/2 hour more each day, which is less time spent on my Stampin’ Up! business. But the good news is, my customers and downline have been so helpful, and I’m in the home stretch. I am getting ready to announce my big $1000 Workshop, stay tuned for all the details in tomorrow’s post. (Any size order is super helpful, as is a Paper Pumpkin subscription, joining my team, or hey- just buying my  handmade cards from me too). Hope you come back tomorrow for all the details!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy our hop!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code:  DM7VWPBK

~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!

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Summer Fun with the Creative Circle Design Team!

 

 

Well Hello Friends! Thank you for joining us for our July edition of the Creative Circle Design Team! We wanted to share some Stampin’ Up! Summer Fun for you! I am so excited to see what these talented ladies have come up with this month, how about you? We are a small international group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, and we just love to showcase our newest products and hope to inspire you all!

 

This first card is a special birthday card I made for a friend, now that the daisy punch is back in stock, I wanted to start showing off so you would want to order it for yourself! This is a sweet and simple card making three different colored daisy flowers and using one piece of the new wood crate on the card front.

Next up- a yummy summer drink card! Do you love frappacino’s and other frothy drinks from Starbucks? Me too! I created this card for my recent team get together, the girls loved making this card.

 

Next up is a card I created featuring our new embossing paste! I wanted my team to have a chance to use this awesome new product, we used our silicone mat to add re-inker (Lemon-Lime Twist) and some dazzling delights (aka glitter) for added sparkle. This was card #2 for our team get together. *On a side note- the container appears to be larger- that is on purpose as Stampin’ Up! wanted us to have plenty of room to scoop this stuff out… it also settles somewhat…. also- most  important of all- this stuff dries SUPER FAST, so work quickly and wash off the mask and tools immediately afterwards (or it will harden).

Last, but not least is a card I created to showcase the new “At Home with You” bundle for our team get together. I created this card with a bright basket of summer flowers next to the front door- and can you tell the door opens?

 

It is really a fun new bundle, perfect for any holiday, new home owner, real estate agent, wedding, anniversary, and more!! Are you ready to go visit the talented Kate? She has something very special to share with us today!

 

 

Here’s the Complete Line-up: 

Thanks so very much for taking the time to visit my blog today! I love to read your comments, feel free to scroll down to the bottom where it says “Leave a response” and you can let me know which card you enjoyed the most? thanks!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (July 2017) please use Hostess Code: DM7VWPBK 

~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!

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