Creative Inking April Blog Hop!

Hello everyone!
Thank you for joining us for our next monthly hop- our theme is actually a Color Challenge and all the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be creating projects using Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo! Aren’t these colors just gorgeous together?? What does it make you think of? (Rainbow Sherbert maybe??)

I love a good challenge, don’t you? I can’t wait to see what everyone has created this month!

 

 For my first card using this color challenge,  I decided to do a watercolor wash on our shimmery white card stock, and then stamped right on top with a “day at the beach” stamp set. 


I also stamped it with a greeting from “endless wishes” (which is also retiring) to make this a fun card for someone about to travel, retire or move. 


Next stop was a technique called no-line water coloring. Basically you use the same ink color to stamp and watercolor the image.

What do you think of my two cards using this color challenge? Are you ready to create with these three beautiful colors? 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, please leave me a comment (scroll to bottom, enter where it says “leave a response”). 

Now are you ready to go see what the super talented Sandy Mott has prepared for us?? Me too! (click the next icon below to head to Sandy’s blog):

 

Or if you need to hop back to check out the craftiness that Colleen Vassos has today, just click the “prior” button here: 

 

 

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

Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a great night!

~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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Creative Inking “Color My World” Blog Hop

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Hello Friends,

Thank you for joining us for the February Blog Hop of the Creative Inking team- a wonderful group of all Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. These ladies are just fabulous… be sure to click “Hop this way to the Next Blog” icon at the bottom of this post, and then on all the other blog posts- you will be amazed at the talent in this group!! A few of our regular members are off this month, but we have 8 amazing blogs for you to check out, and hopefully find some inspiration!

When I first saw the theme “Color My World”, I instantly thought of our new watercolor pencils! I absolutely LOVE them! In fact- they have proven to be more popular than Stampin’ Up! predicted, as they’ve flown off the shelves. So, in case you don’t have the pencils, I wanted to also show you some simple water-coloring with our inks.

First up is a birthday card I made for my dear dad:

The base is made with tempting turquoise card stock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″). I used silver foil specialty 12″x 12″ paper cut down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and embossed it in the new hexagon textured impressions embossing folder (tip: only use 1 cutting pad as this is a super thick folder). I used a strip of Party Animal Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the sentiments are from Big On Birthdays (page 6 from the Occasions Catalog).  I used the hammer from the “Nailed It” bundle on page 48 of the Occasions Catalog (you have to LOVE coordinating dies!) on watercolor paper with the watercolor pencils and aqua painter. Dad loved his card! (I had a big family dinner last night to celebrate my dad).

Next up, this trio I made with the Tuscan Vineyard set from page 95 of the Annual Catalog:

This card was water colored with the watercolor pencils on very vanilla card stock. The accent colors are old olive and rich razzleberry.

This card (and the next one) were made with our crumb cake note cards and I colored very lightly with elegant eggplant ink, the stamping was done in crumb cake and elegant eggplant.

This one is my favorite from my little trio, I water-colored with garden green and elegant eggplant ink. The “thanks” is from Cottage Greetings. These were fun and simple to color and put together. Great to make up a bunch and have on hand for thank you card when you need them!

I hope my post inspired you to try some water-coloring! I would love to hear from you, I treasure your comments! Thanks.

If you missed Amber’s post in the hop, click the “prior” button below:
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If you’re ready to hop over to see what Sandy has for us today, just click the “next” button below:
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Thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate your time spent here today. 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

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 Inking Blog Hop-Let’s Sale-a-Brate!

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Welcome to the 2017 Kick-Off of the Creative Inking Design Team! We are thrilled to have you visit our blogs today! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the USA… Today’s blog hop features products from the new 2017 Sale-a-Bration Catalog by Stampin’ Up! and since this is the magical time of year where Stampin’ Up! rewards customers (and hostesses and demonstrators), it’s a great time to Sale-a-brate and celebrate!

 

 

As soon as I saw the cute little trucks in the 2017 Saleabration catalog I knew that there would be a lot of fantastic uses, ice cream truck, taco truck, cupcake truck, the list goes on and on. This is the card I came up with for my Valentines card class I had the other night. This was my first choice stamp set out of the new Saleabration catalog I could not wait to get my hands on this cutie, it is free with your $50 minimum order.

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I want to share with you a couple of treat holders I also came up with for my Valentine’s Day class. The little test tube is from the September paper pumpkin kit and I filled them with red and white candies called sixlits. The little chocolate holder was made with our tag topper punch (start with a piece of whisper white card stock that is 5 1/2″ long by 2″ wide, punch both ends, then fold in 1/2 and voila!)  This size holds one Ghirardelli chocolate candy and came together very easily with some washi tape, I stamped the image in melon mambo ink and punched it out with our sweetheart punch. (If you want to hold more than one Ghirardelli’s or different sized candy, you can play around with the length and score the bottom to make different size treat holders.)

 

 

These were all the cards my stampers made at class and they just loved them!

 

Well, that’s my offering for today, thank you so much for visiting my blog! I would love to hear from you, and would love to know what your favorite new product from the Sale-a-bration catalog is for 2017?? (scroll to the bottom to leave me a response- I read every one!) Then when you’re ready to hop to the next demonstrator- just click one of the buttons below.

If you missed Kristine’s creations, just click the “prior” button:

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Ready to go see what the amazing Sandy has come up with this month? I’m always inspired by her work, and so pleased to be in two hops with her! Just click the “next” button to head over to Sandy’s blog:

 

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Supplies used for my featured card: (if you have questions about the other projects, just leave me a comment and I will get right back to you!)

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 2VHJHJP2

~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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Creative Inking-Handmade Holidays!

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Welcome to the November Blog Hop of the Creative Inking Team! This is a blog hop features the work of many talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. We hope to inspire you each month with our theme-based projects. Today I am featuring some handmade gifts that you could easily make for people on your gift-list this year…. teachers, coaches, co-workers, bus drivers, neighbors, family and friends will love these little gifts.

First up is a sweet little Christmas card/gift card holder using my new favorite bundle – cookie-cutter Christmas, don’t you just love it?


I find that I am always eager to use all of the stamps in this set, it is so versatile.


A few months ago I was inspired by the 12 x 12″ frame by Sandy Mott (you will hop to her blog next after me today) I decided to make a framed piece that would fit inside and 8 x 10″ frame.


This little Eskimo is my favorite part of this piece, all of the designer series paper was cut to 2 x 2″, and the real red background was cut to 2.25 x 2.25″. I scheduled a class for 11/30 and my customers are selecting between this framed art, or the merry mice I featured the other day. It should be interesting for sure. I’d love to hear from you- what project do you like the most today? You can leave me a comment if you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post, and there is a blank text box you can type in under “Leave a Reply”. Thanks! Also- below the next and previous blog hop buttons, you will find the supply items that I used, as well as more details about our Online Extravaganza that starts at 2 am Mountain time on 11/21.
Ready to go visit Sandy’s blog? Just click “next” button:

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Or click here to go back and check out Kristine’s project:creative hop 3

 

Also- Don’t forget that our – Online Extravaganza Starts Tomorrow- November 21

You can save up to 40% on select products during Online Extravaganza. Not only are there amazing deals to be had during this one-week only, online super sale running November 21-28, it’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts for family and friends! This year’s Online Extravaganza will include 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special product discounts only available that day. Full details on items included as part of Online Extravaganza will be available on November 17 so make sure to check back for more information. (This is Stampin’ Up!’s Annual “Black Friday” week of sales.)

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Here are the items included in the One-Day Flash Sale on Monday November 21st:

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Here are the items included in the One-Day Flash Sale for Monday 11/28 only:

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And- here is a link to the list of ALL the items- up to 40% off (while supplies last):

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As my thank you for your orders during this Online Extravaganza, I will send you either a pack of pearls, or rhinestones, with any order over $40. Just shoot me an email or text an let me know which thank you gift you would like!

 

Here are some of the supplies I used to create today’s projects, you can click the photo and it will take you directly to my online store. I appreciate your support!

 Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I hope you have a great night.

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

 

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 Inking- Thankfulness Blog Hop

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Hello Again,

I was in two blog hops that happened to fall on the same day, today! And our theme here with the Creative Inking crew is also Thankfulness… it is such a great theme, and I am full of thankfulness- for my loving family, the doctors and nurses and medical staff who have helped us with my sweet mother’s battle with cancer and my sister-in-law’s battle with Crohn’s disease. The past two months have been a whirlwind of emotions and change for our family, but through it all our faith is sustained. I have needed a lot of cards to express my thanks, if you saw my post this morning, I used my beloved owl punch to create a card and little house. Now tonight, I’m featuring two simple fall cards that you could customize for any occasion!

Today’s card is for the Community Hospice staff who have given my mother such excellent care, just wanted to create something to tell them how much they are appreciated. I hope my card inspires you- is there someone you’d like to thank? I’d love to help you create a special, individualized card of appreciation.

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
I was so very happy that the Vintage Leaves stamp set from last year’s Holiday catalog carried over to our new 2016-17 Annual Catalog. These leaves are so versatile and there are thousands of ideas on Pinterest with this set. The coordinating Leaflets Framelits dies make cutting a piece of cake with the big shot. (List of supplies is below).  I love this color palette: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Garden Green. (I water-colored the die cut leaves to give them more texture and definition and so they would “pop”).

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This technique is pretty simple, just water color (I used our Aqua Painters) the same color ink that you used to stamp the image. It fills in nicely on the leaves. Be careful to not “over-saturate” the image as this is our very vanilla cardstock- just go over once, or the paper will “pill”. For this card I added a mason jar from “Jars of Love” bundle, I have been noticing lots of different colored canning jars out there. What do you think of this version?

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!

Don’t worry about going outside the lines, you’re going to cut them out anyway. Isn’t coloring relaxing?

Are you ready to go see what the amazing Sandy Mott has created this month? Me too, just click the “next” button below:

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Or if you need to hop backwards, here’s the link for Kristine’s blog, just click the “prior” button below:

 

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Here are the supplies I used for today’s cards:

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment – just scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and you will see a box that says “Leave a Reply”… I do have to approve all comments (too many spammers out there, sorry). Thanks, have a great evening!

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

~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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Creative Inking Spooky Fun!

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Hi there friends,

Life has sure thrown my family and I some major curve balls… It has been an emotional roller coaster and to think one month ago today my mother went to the hospital because she was feeling nauseous and had back pain. It is scary to realize that she is filled with cancer. Her hospital bed arrived yesterday, and we are so thankful that her nursing services, home health aide and other hospice services have begun. Then, with my sister-in-law’s recent hospitalization with a severe Crohn’s flair-up, I have not had much energy or time for stamping. Thank you for those who have contacted me and are keeping in touch. We appreciate your kind words, prayers and sweet gestures. So, although I haven’t created recently, I didn’t want to miss another blog hop with these wonderful ladies, and I remembered my swap card I made for a recent swap by mail which fit the theme “Spooky Fun”! I hope you enjoy my card.

 

 

 

I had fun watercoloring our shimmer white paper with old olive reinker on the bottom, and smoky slate on the top of the piece. Then I stamped the haunted house from “Halloween Scares”  in memento black ink when it was bone dry. I colored in the windows and doors with a Stampin’ Marker.

 

I also used a scrap of the Shimmer white for my vampire and “headstone” with the greeting from the stamp set “Suite Seasons”. I love how the elegant eggplant is so deep and rich, and goes well with the pumpkin pie, old olive and delightful dijon markers to color in each word on the stamp. The new cookie cutter punch made this a breeze to pop out.

 

You can see that I added a witch and some ghosts, this time I used the stamp set “Spooky Fun” to pull in the other elements.

 

You can’t forget to decorate the inside- I made a mummy (From “Cookie Cutter Halloween”) and added bats and the saying from “Spooky Fun” .

 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today- if you need to see the supplies I used, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post.

 

Also, I am organizing a fund raiser for my sister-in-law Kathy, you can read more about it here: https://www.gofundme.com/kathystreifert

 

Are you ready to go see what the amazing Sandy has prepared for us, then click the next button below:

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If you need to go back and revisit Kristine’s blog, please click the previous button:

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Here are the supplies I used for today’s projects:

Thank you for reading my blog post, for your support and understanding.

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

Creative Inking Blog Hop- Showing Off the Pretties!

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Hello Stamping Friends!! Welcome to our June Blog Hop! Thank you so much for stopping by today! This month we are featuring all the gorgeous new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2016-17 Annual Catalog! I am seriously in love with this newest edition! The bundles and product suites are out of this world! I hope that you enjoy my post today, and don’t forget to leave a comment (or two) we all love to hear from our readers! You can “hop” along all the other demonstrators blog posts by clicking the buttons “next” or “previous” at the end of this post. Enjoy!!

I have loved playing with the gorgeous new Floral Boutique Suite (pages 76-77 in the new catalog). I went to make up some cards to use the new Designer Series Paper and lovely coordinating washi tape and couldn’t believe that I was totally out of Night of Navy cardstock! (not even a scrap to be found!) So I started playing around with other color schemes and our new in-colors and new ribbon and new washi tape. I was looking for a card that had a clean and simple look, would be easy to mail, and that I could use for my up-coming Bingo night. What do you think?


Here’s a look at all four of the cards separately. Each one has a small change from the previous one. They all start with a piece of whisper white cardstock that is 4 1/4″x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″. I used the smallest part of the thinlit die with the precision plate and my big shot to cut the floral images out of the bottom portion of the whisper white cardstock.  Next I used the new Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (from the Affectionately Yours Suite found on pages 44-45 in the new catalog- I think these two product suites go really well together). Then I used a 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ piece of solid color cardstock and adhered it to the inside front of the whisper white, so the Detailed Floral Thinlits die cuts would really pop out.) Then some coordinating washi tape, colored some pearls with a gold sharpie pen, and played around with different placements of the ribbon and embellishments.


Simple sweet sugarplum version with our rhinestones. Decided to eliminate the washi tape on this one, do you think it is too plain? This greeting is from the Love & Affection stamp set, another new favorite of mine.

 

Peekaboo peach version- with two strips of the Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape, Gold Sequin Trim, Bow Paper Clips Embellishment (I’m so very glad these carried over from the Occasions Catalog!!) The greeting is from the amazing Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (another product I am thrilled to say is also carried over from the last catalog! I think it is a perfect “starter’s kit” for new stampers, and perfect for those who travel or who have limited space- everything fits inside a small box and it comes with everything you need to make 20 unique greeting cards!)

 

 

Another Sweet Sugarplum version, I made a small boo-boo on this one, I thought my washi tape was a little crooked, so I tried to lift it off to reposition it, and it tore my whisper white cardstock a little bit. I decided to keep this card to remember to tell you about it- if you burnish the washi tape (that means rub it in with your finger or bone folder) then it might not easily come off card stock.

This card features one of the colors from our Brights Color Collection- Melon Mambo. This card features a strip of the new Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape from the Pop of Pink Suite of products (pages 84-85). I have loved using this suite for my clubs, a card swap by mail and now this particular card will be one of my Make & Takes at my next Bingo night. I love that this washi tape collection has 5 rolls and two of them are basic black!

 

Just a word of caution when you are adhering the card stock to the inside of your card base… use adhesive very sparingly. I opted to use some of our tear-and-tape adhesive but I cut it into small strips (the 1/4″ is too wide around the bottom where the flourish design is cut out). Glue dots would also work. I would avoid wet glue, you don’t want it to seep out.

 

 

 

I hope you find some time to do something crafty!

Did you miss Colleen’s post? You can click the “prior” button below:

 

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Or if you’re ready to hop along to visit Phyllis, just click the “next” button below:

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I can’t wait to go visit everyone’s creations myself. What do you think of our new time slot? We switched to launching our blogs to the evening, that certainly works out better for me to hop along with all of you.

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Well that’s it for now, thanks so much for stopping by to visit me!

lynnsignatureIf you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code:  99UPHDYX

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

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Now booking July and August! 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!