Tin of Cards

newcatalogHi there Stamping Friends!

Lots of you are asking about the awesome Tin of Cards Kit, (which is featured on the cover of our new 2015-16 Annual Catalog) and many have asked if I will do a class, and I would be HAPPY to offer this as a Class. Just purchase the kit from me ($35 includes the kit+shipping+tax) by July 1st. (contact me to arrange payment). Then sign up for which Tin of Cards Class you would like to take:

  • Wednesday July 8th 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Tuesday July 14th 6:30-8:30 pm

Yes, I am offering this class twice- I have the stamp set, the inks, and tools needed to complete this project in one night- you will make all 16 cards and your dividers to organize your tin. What an awesome gift this would be to give someone a tin of handmade cards. All participants will receive a $5 coupon to use off any order with me the night of class.

Each class is limited to just 8 stampers, so register to reserve your spot today! (I need at least 3 people to hold class, so be sure to invite your friends- this would be a great event to bring a new stamper with you, they would have a blast and everything is already cut and scored, so it’s just stamping and assembling!
Can’t make the class, but want a visual? Here is an awesome video that Stampin’ Up! made for us:

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Want to know what your Kit includes?

Kit includes enough card bases and accents for 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs. Complete the kit using the Tin of Cards Stamp Set (item 138946). Stamps, ink, and adhesive sold separately. Instructions included.

* 16 card bases and envelopes
* 1 printed tin box with lid, 6-3/4″ x 4″ x 5-3/8″
* 10 sheets of 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ Designer Series Paper, 2 ea. of 5 designs
* 4 die-cut Designer Series Paper strips
* Gold Glimmer Paper hearts
* Die-cut accents
* Printed acetate sheet
* Gold foil strips
* Metallic gold thread
* 1 sheet clear star epoxy stickers
* Gold epoxy hearts
* 4 wood die cuts
* 9 file tab dividers
* Coordinates with the Tin of Cards Stamp Set (item 138946)

Coordinating colors: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White


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You can customize your 16 cards any way you want!

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Let me know if you’d like to sign up for the Tin of Cards class in July! thanks!

Have a wonderful day!


Last Chance Stamp Camp! (and our next BOGO)

Hi there Stamping Friends!

Just a quick post to let you know we are furiously planning two more big events for you- and please help us spread the word to all your friends and family, the more the merrier!

First up: Saturday May 16th from 9:30 am to Noon (we have the room until 1 pm, but plan to be there by 11 am at the latest so you have time to make your five cards) at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church we are having a Last Chance Stamp Camp! This event will feature 5 cards with stamp sets that are retiring (all new cards of course- never a repeat with us!) Here’s our plan for the 5 cards:

  • Congratulations (appropriate for Graduation or just “Good job” to someone)
  • Father’s Day (or appropriate for a male birthday/thinking of you/thank you)
  • 3 All Occasion Cards that you can customize with any sentiments/greetings you’d like!

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The early bird deadline for $10 registration was supposed to be today, but I’m feeling generous and will extend that to Monday May 4th, then if you register between May 5-9th, and if there is still space available- then registration fee is $15 per person. (Registration means signing up and paying).

*Due to the vigorous amount of time to cut, score, and bundle all the “parts” to make these cards, we need to adhere to the deadline. Thanks for understanding!!


Next up: Lynnzcrafters Team BOGO Sale/New Catalog Kick Off Party: Saturday June 6th from 9 am to 1 pm  at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church  My team and I are happy to be bringing you another fun sale of our retired Stampin’ Up! products (and some other arts and crafts supplies too!)  It will be similar to the sale we did in March… but this time there is no card making station as we’ll have more items for sale so we need the room for sale items! Also, this time for every dollar you spend on our sale items, you will then get to spend on brand new products in the new 2015-16 Annual Catalog (plus shipping and handling). *local delivery or ship to your home for a minimum shipping fee.   Free catalog with minimum purchase that day!


Thanks for stopping by today, happy Friday!


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!


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).











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!



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.


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 


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.


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!


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.



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!


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.



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!


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


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.



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?



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




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!


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.