Whirlwind Stampers 3-D Swaps

Happy Saturday morning everyone! Did you like those amazing cards from yesterday? Me too!

Today I wanted to share with you the 7 swaps by some amazing demonstrators. The theme was 3-D:

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Band-aide box made by Laurie K.

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Bookmark made by Audrey G.

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Wine tag made by Judy B.

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mini-purse made by Dania.

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Gift card holder made by Tiffany.

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Inside of Tiff’s gift card holder! (great use of the bow-builder punch to hold the cover closed, don’t you think??)

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Book box made by Amanda

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Inside of Amanda’s book box.

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Mini treat bag made by Sharon.

 

Didn’t these ladies made some awesome 3-D swaps?? I will be case-ing them for sure. (case= Copy And Share Everything).

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

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

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~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

Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aks scrapbooking (paper and digital), 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!

 

Whirlwind Stampers and Some Deals…

Hi there stamping friends! I wanted to share with you a couple of make  & take projects from the other night at our monthly get together at my up line’s house, our group is called whirl
wind stampers and boy did we have a lot of fun!

First up is this gorgeous card by our fearless leader Dania, she used a brayer to add color to the Typeset DSP. The set she used is called “The Wilderness Awaits”, #139365 page 86.

(We were cracking up- remember the trendy popular song from last year “what does the Fox say?” Too funny thanks Amye for finding that song!)

Next up was a card by one of our demonstrators named Laurie:


She use the new stamp set called “Wild About Flowers” found on page 74 of the new catalog item #138728 (this set has a lovely retirement greeting perfect as I have a couple of those coming up this month at work).

Our last make & take of the evening was the wow card by Karyn. Her cards are always intricate and full of lots of Sizzix parts look how amazing this card is:


Karyn use the set “From Land to Sea” item #139361 found on page 83 of the new catalog also the cute Sea Street stamp set that carried over.


This is a real showstopper with lots of fun elements on all sides! Thanks Dania, Laurie and Karyn for your awesome M&T projects this month! Come back tomorrow and see all our awesome swaps!!

 

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Here are the new Weekly Deals good until July 13, or while supplies last (yes, Stampin’ Up! is limiting these quantities at these awesome prices), so hurry and grab them before they’re gone!Thanks so much for stopping by today, happy Wednesday- hope you have some fun stamping time today, please let me know if you need any help ordering any of these awesome products!

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

~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

Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aks scrapbooking (paper and digital), 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!

Whirlwind Fun…Monthly Team Get Together!

Hi Stamping Friends!

Without a doubt, one of the best perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is getting together with other demos for stamping fun! This month (Thursday night to be exact) was our Whirlwind Stampers get together led by my awesome upline Dania Welch! I help her organize the sign ups for M&T’s, attending, and swapping. I really look forward to seeing this group of talented demos every month- it is “stamping therapy time”- one thing we all agree on, is getting together with people with similar interests is a fun de-stressor from real life.

Anyway- this month’s projects were just out of this world- look at these amazing cards:

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Next up was this awesome card and box project brought to us by the amazing Anne K! She used her Paper Pumpkin this month and changed up the card design just a bit…don’t you just love this SPRING accordion card?? Love the colors and hope this helps us really bring spring forward soon!

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I forgot to add pearls to my butterflies, will definitely add them as it is gorgeous with them! Isn’t this a great gift to give someone who needs a ‘pick me up’? Or just lovely home décor for your mantle. Paper Pumpkin refill kit for this month is on my next order, another perk of PP is that you can purchase any available past kits or refills that you want. Love it!

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Last, but definitely not least- is this amazing masculine card by Dania! Can you tell the sentiment is embossed? It really pops, it was nice to get a closer look at this stamp set as I’ve been wondering if I should get it or not, you got it- going on my next order. The designer paper is a stack, and I’m getting that too- as it’s a bundle for 15% off retail.

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We decided to go back to our small 2″ square samplers for our swaps this month. People have to sign up by a certain date (two demos in our group live far away so they mail their swaps so they can participate long distance). I plan to mount these over the weekend and get them in a frame- just beautiful work – I love every one of these swaps! Can you tell which one is mine? So fun to make them!

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Just a reminder that our $5 off paper pumpkin 3 month subscription is almost over- if you want to get the March kit- purchase this pre-paid subscription by Tuesday March 10th at midnight (and make sure you follow the directions in the email you will receive to redeem the kit- you must sign in to your account and fill in your address by March 10th to get this month’s kit). **Please let me know if you’d like me to do this step for you- I’m happy to help you!  Or if you want to just go and sign up for monthly kit ($19.95 per month includes shipping; just add tax):

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I sent out my March Monthly e-Newsletter with all my classes, events, team get togethers and news yesterday to my customers and downline. If you didn’t receive it, and you’d like to see what I’m offering, here is a link to my newsletter- I welcome anyone to attend my classes- whether you are a new stamper, experienced, a demo or former demo- all are welcome. I do adhere to sign up deadlines and pre-registration as I have so many supplies to order and don’t want to plan an event and then have cancelations… that’s no fun and a huge waste of time and materials for me. I hope you understand, I am trying my hardest to run a stamping business, as well as meet all my customer’s needs, not easy at all… but I try to always do my best for you.

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Well that’s all for today- thanks so much for stopping by to read my blog! I hope you have some crafty fun planned this weekend! Would love to hear from you- I really treasure each comment and thank you for taking time out of your busy day for me!

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If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use the Hostess Code:  NJ29D4YP

~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

Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aks scrapbooking (paper and digital), 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!

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

Pretty Paper Beads by Stampin’ Up!

Hi there Stamping Friends! Did you like the blog hop we did yesterday? I hope you had a chance to check out the talent in the group… I know I have a few new must haves (stamp sets) after seeing their awesome work.

Once again I have been running short on time to blog about my own cards and work right now, hope to catch up this weekend- I have many new cards and projects to show you. For today, I wanted to show you the work of an amazing concept artist at Stampin’ Up! This content is from the Stampin’ Up! blog, and I wasn’t sure if you regularly checked it out or not, this is such a cute project- paper beads!! Read on and be amazed with Cindy’s gorgeous work:

Did you ever roll paper beads with toothpicks when you were a kid? I just rediscovered this fun, little craft—and making them is kind of addictive.

Just wrap a long, triangular piece of paper around a wooden skewer until you have a bead. Adhere the tail-end of the paper to the bead using a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue, then cover the bead using a thin coat of Mod Podge. Let your bead dry.

After making a few dozen of these little cuties I started to think of Easter eggs . . . and one of our new occasions catalog stamp sets—For Peep’s Sake, item # 138557—came to mind. 

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I used the Ornate Tag Topper Punch (item # 137416) on the top and bottom of this Easter favor to create fancy edges.

 

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To make the beads, I used Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper (item # 137784),Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item # 138633), and the Rich Razzleberry designs from the Brights Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stacks(item # 130134).

Beginning at the top of a sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, score every inch on one side; on the opposite side, begin 1/2″ from the top and score every inch. Draw diagonal lines between the staggered score lines to create triangles.

 

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The beads don’t have to be rolled up perfectly; their irregular look is part of their charm!

 

 

 

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When my friend, Bonnie, saw my paper beads drying, she said that they reminded her of an insect collection. My immediate thought was: butterflies!

 

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There are many ways to make paper beads from Designer Series Paper. Just do an Internet search for “paper bead templates” and you’ll find plenty! P.S. If you use elastic cord to thread your beads, put a dot of Crystal Effects (item # 101055) on the knot and allow it to dry. That will help it stay secure.

Have fun!

Cindy B.  Sr. Staff Writer at Stampin’ Up!

 

Well what did you think?? Don’t you want to go try it now? I would love to see your work- if you want to share any of your creations with me, I’d love to see them! Have a wonderful Saturday! Thanks for stopping by today!

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Inspire. Create. Share. 2014 Post 2

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I’m home!!!!!!!!!!!  Did you miss me??? I’m sure your inbox was sad I wasn’t posting every day- mental note- next year I’m taking my own laptop to convention! That’s right- you heard me, I’m planning a trip next summer back to Salt Lake City! Once you’ve experienced the fantastic city, the warm people, the generosity of Stampin’ Up! Company and Staff, you’ll know what I mean! I can’t believe I waited this long to go!! (Don’t get me wrong my two Leadership Trips were fantastic too! and I’m planning to join them in January since the Manager’s Reception is at DISNEY!!) Yup- spending my vacation time for Stampin’ Up! seems to be the right thing for me- at least next year!

So, I wasn’t sure what you’d want to see first. I took over 1,000 photos between my iphone and my Canon Rebel… some of them didn’t come out great, but luckily most of them did! Let me start today’s blog with a post about my wonderful teammates who made my first convention so memorable! The photo at the top of this post was taken by Amye as we left Salt Lake City yesterday- isn’t this amazing?!?! So beautiful there!

 

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Jamie and Amye are two of my downline who were able to make it on this trip with me….Jamie- I love the little “L” photo holder, and Amye I adore the little notebook, thanks for being great travel buddies, roomies and wonderful downline! Thanks for putting up with some of my complaining and grumpiness… going to work on being in better shape for next year!

 

And here’s hoping next summer we can have even more of the Lynnzcrafters team join us! Mark your calendars ladies- convention 2015 is going to be July 22-25, 2015!  You can sign up to join my team anytime- but if you want to join us in Salt Lake City next summer, then you’ll need to be sure you are an “active” demonstrator in April 2015 so you can register to go- if you want to join us- or have questions- let me know!!

 

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Hats off to Val and Barb who not only gifted us with some amazing treats (see below), but they accompanied us to dinner, and showed us the town, so glad we could be spontaneous and venture out together! Thank you ladies!!

 

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The little floral notebook was made by Amye, the Inspire. Create. Share. box of goodies was made by Val and the pouch “Convention Survival Kit” was made by Barb. Notice some of our free stamps and my little Halloween treat bag?? The burlap bags are a sneak peek for the September Paper Pumpkin Kits! (sorry if I spoiled the surprise for anyone- but I know many of you have commented how you would like to know in advance what is coming).  There’s another sneak peek in there- see it?? It’s a new stamp set that will be in the Holiday Catalog that goes live to customers on August 28th, (demonstrators can “pre-order” on August 1st and for those of us who went to convention, we could buy select items in the Convention Store! I had one of my checked luggage chuck full of my purchases!

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This was Amye waiting in the “S” line, right after Barb and Val found us and gave us our gifts! We were pretty overwhelmed with the size of the place and to see how many demonstrators were all there to check in at the same time we were… after we got our goodies, we went to check out the Paper Pumpkin Fun Night Out Party!

 

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We were amazed at all the goodies we were given when we arrived!

 

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Thanks for being such good sports as I snapped photos all week long!

 

 

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The Paper Pumpkin Night Out was so fun! In addition to getting to make one of the September goodie bags, for all of us who were subscribers we received a free snail with a Paper Pumpkin logo on it, and we enjoyed some yummy desserts and had lots of samples of past kits made up in amazing ways!! At one point I got up – probably to get another brownie 🙂 , when I came back to the table, Amye said my name and a quote were up on the big screen! I was so tickled pink! It was a survey I had filled out last month in the Paper Pumpkin Boot Camp weekly surveys!

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And shout out to my Paper Pumpkin Subscribers who signed up before June 30th to help me earn another free stamp set! I wish I had time to call all my customers to personally ask you questions… suffice to say I have to rely on technology (Facebook, email, blog post, newsletters, Twitter and Instagram) most of the time, one of the classes I attended at convention talked about scheduling telephone time- I am going to do it!

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The room was packed with thousands of demonstrators, treats and samples!!

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These are some of Amye’s swaps- she made 100 and swapped all but 3 (I believe- if I remember correctly). We poured over them and two of her swap cards inspired our Stamp-a-Stack event that occurs on Monday! Registration is now closed. We have 20 ladies coming on the 28th, and it will be lots of fun! We will have specials for that night only, and you will love the 4 cards, I just know it!

That’s all for today! Stop back tomorrow for Convention aka Inspire.Create.Share. 2014 post #3!! Thanks for stopping by today!

We have a lot of promotions going on right now:

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Sign up for Paper Pumpkin by August 10th and you’ll receive 50% off your first two months!

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And don’t forget our Buy 3 Designer Series Paper Packs (the $10.95 priced packages) and you receive 1 free! (I did the math on this one, with shipping/handling/tax it would be $39.03 for this deal- how awesome!

Remember you can always shop in my online store, it’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it’s never closed! http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

The July hostess code is: N4AJG3TE (this is the way to go if you want your order shipped directly to your house AND you just pay the minimum shipping- not the $6.95 shipping price- for your order).

Let me know if you have any questions, and once again MANY THANKS to ALL of you wonderful friends, customers, downline, and family- believe it or not, your faith in me, your encouragement, and your business, helped me achieve this convention registration free with my Manager title! Kudos to you all!!

Have a great day!

Lynn

 

July Club Projects

Hi Friends,
Here are my July Club projects- featuring the Blendabilities, and some awesome coloring techniques:

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For my fourth card we made a mini 3×3 note card featuring my Paper Pumpkin stamps (and supplies I had over-prepared for the other night):
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(they made the bicycle birthday card)

Here are the Saturday ladies coloring and having fun:
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And then last night I had the Monday night crew here coloring away:

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Don’t forget I have my Blendabilities Buddies Bundle Deal good until July 21st- read about it here: Lynn’s Blendy Buddies Bundle Deal

I’m going to plan the FREE coloring Class for early August- will get in touch with all those who purchase this bundle to find a date/time that works for all of us!!
Thanks to all who have already opted into this awesome deal, I am thrilled that you are so excited about getting these new alcohol markers in your hands!

well, that’s it for today, thanks for stopping by and keep checking back for convention updates- I will be posting short and sweet blog posts while I’m in Salt Lake City, I can hardly believe it is almost time to go!! Yippee!! Can’t wait!

Have a great Day! and thanks so much for stopping by to read my blog, I really appreciate your visit, and I LOVE your comments!! thanks,
Lynn Streifert

Another Tempting Tuesday! (Sneak Peek too!)

Well I was surprised today to see that Stampin’ Up! had 18 announcements today for us demonstrators! Wowza- 18 pieces of important information. Now some of those announcements were about convention and demo only news, but a good number (8 of the announcements) are full of surprises, new releases and information that I wanted you to have -as you consider what to order this month. It’s such an exciting time to be a demonstrator, and getting a head’s up about some great deals is certainly appreciated, right?? As always- please let me know if you have any questions!

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In no particular order, here’s some of the Tuesday announcements that I think you’ll appreciate:

Beauty of the Season Christmas in July! You have the opportunity to purchase the Beauty of the Season Stamp Set–now available as a special sneak peek of the 2014 holiday catalog! Learn more.
New Photopolymer Sets Order our latest Photopolymer Stamp Sets–Christmas Bliss and Dear Heart (the boy version of our highly popular Sweetie Pie Set!).  Dear Heart (Sweet Boy) Photopolymer Stamp Set and Christmas Bliss
Big Shot + Exclusive Bundles Coming Soon If you’ve been waiting for the right time to purchase a Big Shot, that time is August! When you buy a Big Shot during the month of August, you’ll receive your choice of one of five FREE exclusive stamp set and Framelits bundles (see bundles here)–that’s up to a $60 US value absolutely free! If you already own a Big Shot, we’re also offering a 15-percent discount on these select bundles. Check back on August 1 to get all of the details.
Buy 3 DSP, Get 1 Free Have you been waiting for a great deal on Designer Series Paper? Well, the wait is over! Through July, you will get a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper when you buy three.Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP Deal! and stock up now! (Let me know if you might be interested in a paper share, I was thinking that some people might want to buddy up and take advantage of saving money and getting a lot of new paper.)
Weekly Deals Be sure to check out this week’s Weekly Deals- See them Lynn’s Online Store (just click “shop” and then “Weekly Deals” on the top left column)
Clearance Rack New items will be added on July 10.  Lynn’s Online Store (just click “Shop” and then “Clearance Rack” – which is the third choice from the top… then to see what is “new” you can click “Sort By” box and click “Newest” (I also click the “Show” box, the default view is 8 images, I always change that to “ALL” when I am looking/scrolling).
Paper Pumpkin Past Kits Did you know that Stampin’ Up! will now let demonstrators place Past Paper Pumpkin Kits on their orders- no need for you to call Stampin’ Up! I just need the email address you signed up your account under- that is how they will “verify” your purchase of a past kit or refill. Here’s the updated list of all Paper Pumpkin past options: Past Paper Pumpkin Kits and Refills Available  (please note that refills and past kits are available while supplies last).
Project Life Update Though the annual catalog states that the following products will not be available until August, we’re happy to announce that they will be available for purchase on July 14: Love Story Project Life Card Collection (item 135308; p. 189) and Love Story Project Life Accessory Pack (item 135310; p. 189). And we have more fantastic news–the Black Faux Leather 12″ x 12″ Project Life Album (item 135292; p. 188) will also be available for purchase beginning July 14!Have you gotten behind in your scrapbooking?? Are you like me and have tons of photos and boxes of photos all over the house? And, I bet you have hundreds, if not thousands, of photos on your phone, camera or sitting on your computer, am I right? Well, if so, and if you’d like to do something about it- I am a total fan of our newest addition- Project Life! You might have noticed these items in retail stores, but Becky Higgins has partnered with Stampin’ Up! for some exclusive items and I have been using them to create my niece’s Graduation gift (it’s not a secret- don’t worry). I have plans to make many more of these fun albums and would love to have you over or plan a “Crop” where we can all work on our albums together, doesn’t that sound like fun?? Let me know when you want to try it!
Blendabilities Bundle Deal Lynn’s Blendy Buddies Bundle Deal!  (I’ll be honest, this one was not in the SU updates, but it was a newsletter I sent out to my customers yesterday, and I wanted you to be able to see my current offer- in case you’re like me and couldn’t begin to pick a few colors out to start with. I have to say that I have used these markers repeatedly and I don’t have a favorite color yet… they color so beautifully.) Stop back on Friday for a sneak peek of my July Club cards- the ladies will be coloring their little hearts out and they will be making 3 cards with blendabilities!)

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Well- now you know how I feel- overwhelmed, right?? Sorry about that, but I really wanted you all to have this information. And I hope to stamp with you soon!

I’m so very thankful that you’ve visited me today and I am here to help you with all these tough decisions! Some of them are rather time sensitive (the Dear Heart will likely sell out as quickly as Sweetie Pie stamp set did).

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I hope you are not sweltering too much and I hope you get some crafty time soon!

Lynn