Lots of Card Samples for You

Hi Friends! Hope you are having a nice weekend! I thought I would just catch up with sharing some awesome cards with you… birthday, spring fling, and my stamp a stack class… enjoy!

Special Birthday cards from some awesome Friends:

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I just treasure handmade cards, don’t you? Thank you friends!

Next up, want to share the five cards that Amye and I prepared for our Spring Fling event yesterday, it was a small group- but everyone had a nice time!

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I don’t know what I would do without my fabulous team- huge kudos to Amye for prepping and teaching some awesome techniques on two cards (the flower patch and birthday balloon); lots of thanks to Jamie for making a cute treat holder for each attendee (I didn’t take any pictures of that!) and many thanks to Amye, Jamie, Wendy and Sharon for coming to help for the afternoon, it made it so nice and relaxing for all the stampers. You guys are the best!! Ready to do it again on May 16th? (Mark your calendars- we’re doing a morning class more news to come soon!)

Here are some action shots- sorry I didn’t get everyone (again).

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thank you friends for coming out to our Spring Fling!

 

Finally, here are the 5 cards I came up with for my Stamp a Stack tomorrow night in my home. We’re going with a floral theme perfect for Mother’s Day coming up soon!

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Also, here is an updated retirement list: retiredList4.24.15

(note I turned on the filter and sorted it by page number… I did notice a few page numbers that are off, in that case go by the item number, okay?)

Also- save the date for Saturday June 6th we will be doing another BOGO.

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Spread the word to all your friends and family- lots of great bargains, buy our retired stuff and get new catalog goodies for free!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have an awesome Sunday!

Also, I have a new hostess code for the next two weeks, if you are wanting to get anything from my online store- please use this code: Y7X4RAR9 

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Sheltering Tree Frame Class

Hi there Stamping Friends,

I was pretty happy to finally make something on my long list of projects this past weekend. I had been wanting to make a four seasons framed art piece since January when I found this frame at the Christmas Tree Store in Colonie. It took me a few tries to get the color combos that I thought would look nice together. I decided to mat all four pieces on a 4″x6″ piece of basic black card stock. I think it really helps it pop. I did have a couple problems, first was I didn’t know how to get the frame apart to slide the finished pieces inside. I ended up trying to pry the back off and ended up breaking one glass panel. I’m off to a local glass shop to get a new piece made, right now scotch tape is holding lovely “Spring” season in place. Hope you can’t notice that in the photo.

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So I’m offering this as a class, on Saturday May 2nd, three options either 10 am, 2 pm or 6:30 pm. I decided to offer three time slots as I know how busy everyone is and thought it would make sense to offer it morning, afternoon and evening. Plus, weekends are precious and few and some weeknights are out for me. Hopefully this will work well. This class is in my home, and will be a small group (I limit classes in my home to just 8 people as that’s what fits comfortably in my craft room).

This is a $25 class which includes the stamp set Sheltering Tree.

Here’s a flyer with all the details: 4 Seasons class

Let me know if you have any questions… hope you can attend this fun class what a great Mother’s Day or birthday gift for someone special!

Prepayment and registration is due by April 22nd by 8 pm… that is my birthday and I’d love to be putting in a nice big order of stamps for this class! Hope you can make it!

Thanks so much, feel free to pass this info on to your friends and family who might like to come and make these four season inserts. (You provide the frame).

Have a wonderful day!

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You’re Invited to a Spring Fling!

Hi There Stampers!

I want to invite you all to our next Lynnzcrafters event on Saturday April 25th from 3-5:30 pm. We previously advertised this as a Bingo event, but due to limited interest in Bingo, we are shifting gears and will instead have a wonderful Spring Fling- Card Making Class.
Come make 5 cards with us and receive a beautiful door prize (hand made treat holder) just for attending.

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Here is the flyer: spring fling 2015

I will post the other four cards soon, just trying to finalize them! (Make sure we have enough card stock in the right springy colors, you know?)

Hurry and register for this super fun class! Registration ends on April 20th so we have time to cut and prepare all the card stock for you! Hope you can join us!

Thanks so much and feel free to share this news with your friends and family, the more the merrier!

Have a great day!

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April Club Projects…

Hi there Stamping Friends, hope you had a nice weekend! I know I sure did, minus my lengthy trip to the laundromat, guess I’ll be shopping for a new washer/dryer this week, never a dull moment.

Today’s post is about the three cards for my monthly stamping club. Right now I have two that occur in my home and one at a friend’s house up in Hudson Falls. I’m always open to starting new clubs, so if you’d like more info- contact me and I can help brainstorm with you. I may have some openings in July when my next round of clubs start up again (either Saturday mornings or Monday nights).

This month I wanted to feature some cards that could be used for our next holiday – Mother’s Day. The beauty of these three cards is that they can be used for other occasions as well.

First up, this watercolor card is a case (copy-and-share-everything) from Amy I. another talented SU demonstrator. The stamp set used is called Mother’s Love and I have this in Photopolymer which makes it so easy to line up and stamp right where you want it.

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The colors I used are three of the 2014-2016 In-Colors- Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow. Glad these colors will be here another year, love them.

 

Next up is a card that I cased from Laura Milligan’s website made by another talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrator named Mary Waring that she received as a swap. I loved the use of Strawberry Slush and Elegant Eggplant together with the daffodil delight center, just an adorable card suitable for any occasion! I have to say of all the new floral stamp sets in the spring Occasions catalog, this Petal Potpourri bundle is one of my favorites!

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Some of my talented club friends stepped it up a notch and added some additional charm to this card:

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Last but not least is a card that incorporates a part of the Artisan kit (the beautiful rose stencil) and the stamp set called Painted Petals.  I also picked this set in Photopolymer because you can get such a gorgeous overlay and so easy to see where you are stamping. Love this so much.

 

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I have to say that I later found a card made by Jan Tink, it might have been on Pinterest and I internalized it or something… does that ever happen to you, a delayed inspiration?? Anyway, one of my club members, and downline, changed hers up a bit too, isn’t this gorgeous?

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So three pretty cards that my club ladies could use for many occasions.

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I have been toying with an idea for some time now, wondering if you would be interested in a “Class to Go” option? I would feature one stamp set and then prepare 3 to 4 projects (mostly cards) and you would purchase the stamp set and receive all the card stock, die cuts, buttons, ribbons, etc that you would need along with directions both written and a private link to a video on how to make the cards. Well, does that sound like something you would like? I know that the upcoming summer months will be challenging with so many various vacation and travel plans, so let me know if you might be interested. I’m going to spend some time this month on my first Class to Go option, let me know if you’d like more info.

 

Well thanks for stopping my my blog today, and thanks for all who shopped online and enjoyed the free shipping special last week, wasn’t that wonderful? Thank you!!

Happy Monday!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day and March Projects

Top O’ the Morning to ya! (can you hear my Irish brogue??)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to share some special cards I made over the past 2 weeks:

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A few of these you did see before- as I entered two of them in the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge on 3/9 and I’m happy to say they picked one of my cards as their “Artist’s Pick”- YIPPEE! So excited about that!

I think I’ve shared with you that I don’t repeat cards/projects in my various events. So when I plan my club projects- I usually don’t repeat them, but this weekend I had my OpportuniTEA event and was so tickled pink to have some fun ladies over- and wanted them to make a tea related project and an Easter basket. Here’s what the OpportuniTEA event from Sunday looked like:

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Well all three guests agreed to sign up and as of this moment Sharon has officially joined under Jamie- Congratulations to you both! And now Jamie just earned a promotion to Senior Supervisor (that’s really good Kudos Jamie!). Carol is also going to sign up under Jamie too! Yippee- Jamie’s Gems are growing! And I had great luck with Laurie signing up on Saturday after club- it was a spur of the moment decision that was guided by my friend (and downline Amye) telling her “if you just spend $40 more you can get a lot of free stuff by joining” I love that logic- sometimes it’s the “savings” and “earning free Stampin’ Up! goodies” that clinches it, you know?  And then Brigid also agreed to sign up! Amye has a recruit on the way this week, so this is really a week full of BLESSINGS beyond measure. I feel like the divine hand of God is at play, and this is my third Anniversary since my surgery for endometrial cancer- so I’m feeling extra blessed for sure.

 

Last, but certainly not least- are my March club projects- everyone loved them, and I’m so glad I could bring some Easter joy through stamping to all these special ladies:

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If these projects don’t scream “Spring is coming” I don’t know what does! Which one do you like the best? They were fun to create- I had some inspiration from Pinterest for the little chick. Also was inspired by Aly S. for the “hi” card using the new Saleabration items- I used three of our new March options just on that one card- can you spot them all?

Well, that it’s for now, I have to head in to work early to get the crock pot going- we’re having an Irish lunch today and I can’t wait.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and be safe out there, thanks for visiting my blog! Come back on Friday- I’m in another Blog Hop and you’ll love all the spring and Easter projects and inspiration from the other 12 demonstrators and myself too of course.

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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.

March Newsletter and Events

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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~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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I have some Class Openings… here’s my calendar for March

Hi Stamping Friends-

I will be sending these dates to my newsletter subscribers as well, but wanted you to know where I have openings in March:

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Sunday 3/8   2-5 pm  Project Life– come see what it’s all about. Sign up by 3/6 to make a page and see how simple, quick and easy this new Memory Album system really is! If you have photos sitting around in piles and you haven’t done anything with them, this is perfect for you! Or if you’ve taken lots of photos and haven’t done anything with them yet, think about a theme (how about a Christmas album or your last family trip?)  I have all the card collections and can show you how to do a new method of scrapbooking in minutes, not years!

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Monday 3/9 is the deadline to register for my Eggs-cellent Easter Peeps Class that will be on 3/23 this is an awesome class and you will go home with a ton of left over products enough to make dozens more cards and projects. I have room for 4 more people! here is the link to the original flyer with all the details: https://lynnzcrafters.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/easter-peeps-class.pdf

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Reminder to all my club members- here are the dates for March: Friday 3/13 in Hudson Falls (Pam is hostess), Saturday 3/14 in my home (Barb is hostess), and Monday night 3/16 in my home (Joan is hostess).  Hope to see you all there- let me know if you cannot attend and I’ll send you the hostess code!

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Sunday March 15th from 3-5 pm I’m having and OpportuniTEA  (get it Opportunity TEA) come over and have tea and cookies, stamp with me and learn about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit, and sign up that day with me (or my team) and help us on our quest for building our friendly and fun group of Lynnzcrafters. YOU would be really helping me out- I need just two more friends to join me, and two of my downline are on the cusp of promotions if they get 1 friend to sign up under them as well… it’s so much fun, we would love to have YOU!!  Just RSVP by 3/14 at noon if you’d like to attend. I welcome all new stampers to consider joining us! (and even if you don’t want to “sell” anything- the starter kit is an AWESOME Deal until the end of the month- $99 cost, free shipping- you pick out $125 in Stampin’ Up! catalog products (clearance rack and paper pumpkin are excluded from starter kit) AND you can pick either any kit in spring Occasions Catalog, OR any TWO Sale-a-bration items! Plus a business builders kit with catalogs, postcards and order forms… the value of this starter kit is over $175 total. Plus I have a brand new black Stampin’ Up! Apron and some other welcome goodies for anyone who joins in March! Hope you can attend this will be a fun Opportunitea!

 

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Wednesday March 18th is my next Lynnzcrafters Team Get Together- I’m teaching them the bokeh technique and we’ll be making at least 3 projects. Love having all my downline over- and we’ll be celebrating Jamie’s birthday too!

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Friday March 20th- will be doing Cards and Crafts with Scouts and Seniors- a fun night with our girl scouts and the residents of the Atrium, a whole night of fun is planned.

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Saturday March 21st is our BOGO sale you read about yesterday, hope you can attend! (10 am to 2 pm at the Burnt Hills United Methodist church on Rt. 50).

 

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Monday 3/23 is the Eggs-cellent Easter Peeps Class

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Thursday 3/26 is my Paper Pumpkin Rewards Party- anyone who subscribes by March 10th at midnight (or purchased a prepaid subscription) will be invited to this fun night. 7-8:30 pm at my home.

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Friday 3/27 I have a Private Party in Rensselaer

 

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Saturday 3/28 I will have a booth at the Rexford Fire House Annual Spring Craft Fair- it’s 10 am to 4 pm, hope you can attend- I’ll have Easter and Spring treats galore! (Rexford Firehouse is on Balltown Rd aka Rt 146).

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Monday 3/30 is my  next Stamp-a-Stack class  Make 10 cards with envelopes, snacks and prizes. Cost is $20 per person. Register by 3/23 to attend (Theme is Spring and Easter Cards – but let me know if you don’t celebrate/send Easter cards, I can include birthday/thinking of you as well- always happy to help you individualize your cards!)

 

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Tuesay March 31st is the end of Sale-a-bration… I’ll be putting together my last order of the quarter- still working on earning that cruise!  Every little order helps me on my quest- and I am so very grateful for each and every one of you wonderful customers!

 

Hope to see you at one of these March events! Have a great day!

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