They’re Here! The New 2017 Occasions and SAB Catalogs!


Hello friends! Today is a very exciting day! Our new 2017 Occasions (aka “Spring”) Catalog and the 2017 Sale-a-Bration Catalog have launched today!! It is the most “wonderful” time of the year as Stampin’ Up! begins their generous rewards program to customers, hostesses, and demonstrators! My side bar has the new catalogs, or if you see a product below that you like, feel free to click it, and it will take you directly to my online store.

*Sorry if you were trying to get to my online store earlier today, Stampin’ Up! had an unexpected server issue that took hours to fix, it didn’t have anything to do with volume either, those poor IT folks, I can’t image how stressed out they must feel, hope they can feel cyber hugs from NY.

I’ve decided to also apply to become a “display stamper” for the next OnStage which I will be attending in Toronto, Canada (it’s the closest location from where I live in Upstate New York). So this blog post is created with the projects required for the application, and they are all New 2017 products, so I thought you would enjoy this post.

The first requirement is 3 Standard size greeting cards, I decided to showcase the awesome new Valentine’s products:

Can you see the wink of stella shining on that little wooden heart?

This time I first colored the wooden heart with real red marker, then added a touch of Wink of Stella for some more shimmer.

Now on to the scrapbook pages, I have been a huge fan of Project Life, the simple and easy memory keeping system by Becky Higgins… and am soooo thrilled that she partnered with Stampin’ Up! with some exclusive items just for us (not found in any store!). I can’t count how many albums I have made over the years, but I can say this is the best way to get photos in albums the quickest! (If you made a New Year’s Resolution to document your travels, family memories, special occasions and holidays- or hey, if you just want an album of your pets- that’s fine too!) I’m here to help you… In fact- stay tuned, I have some new classes coming up next month that will help you get your photos in albums too!




Now here’s what it looks like inside the albums:


Last, but not least, the application for OnStage asks for two 3-D items:


This easel stand 2017 calendar was fun to make! Don’t you just love the colors in this gorgeous new Designer series paper? it is called “Carried Away” and it coordinates beautifully with the Lift me Up Bundle in the new Occasions Catalog, but this paper is a FREE Sale-a-bration item with your $50 purchase- I love it!


And lastly, my second 3D project is an 8×10″ Love themed framed art piece, what do you think of my color palette? I love Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White together, do you?

Thank you sooo much for stopping by my blog tonight! If you’re on Facebook, don’t forget my New Catalog Launch Party at 8 pm Central Time- hope to see you over there, here’s a link:
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If you are thinking of ordering anything this week, please use Hostess Code: CQBFYCTG

~Lynn Streifert, Silver Elite

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”

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. 

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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Stampin Friends Blog Hop-Happy Holidays!

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Hello everyone and thank you for joining us on our Blog Hop this month! Our theme this month is “Happy Holidays!” I don’t know about you, but they sure have snuck up on me this year. I want to share with you some projects I came up with for my monthy downline get-together. Can’t wait to hear what you think.

For my card, I wanted to show you my favorite new product, the Stitched Shapes Framelits! (They are running out of these beauties- just read an update that they will be “non-orderable” after next week as sales exceeded their projections, so if you haven’t ordered them yet- hurry to my online store to order yours today).


I just fell in love with these Merry Mice stamps! And bonus- they are 25% off until 11/30- along with all the other stamps that coordinate with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits. Yeah!


Side view, so you can see that this is a fun fold card called a Diorama card. What I love most about this kind of fun fold card- it lays flat and is easily mail-able (is that a word?) in our regular medium size envelopes.


Back view so you can see the pocket in the back for a greeting.

To get started making your own Diorama Card you need two pieces of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card stock (I used Whisper White). Then, using either your paper trimmer, or the Simply Scored board, score each piece at ½”, 1”, 4 ½” & 5”.  Then you just need to “mountain/valley” fold each piece so that it will pop up! I used the new Stitched Shapes squares framelits to cut out the middle and to cut a piece of DSP for a “framed” look on the cover of my card. Save the whisper white piece, as it becomes the piece for the pocket in the back with your greeting.

Also, I designed this framed art piece this fall when we were on our team retreat, and have finally planned a class around it (due to many customer requests)! There is a slight glare, sorry, but I think you can see the elements I used:


This is an 8×10″ frame


Close up of one of the mice. I used blender pens and our Stampin’ Up! inks in cherry cobbler, garden green and smokey slate.


This is my favorite- the caroling mouse- I call him Chester the Caroling Mouse.

What do think?

Don’t forget to enter our monthly Give-Away! There will be 16 prizes given away this month, just leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win! (to leave me a comment, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post and there is a spot to “Leave a Reply”). Remember to add the hashtag #SFNovHop when you leave me your comment. Thanks!

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Ready to go hop over to visit Stacey’s blog? Can’t wait to see what she came up with this month- just click the “Next” button below:

 

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Or, if you need to hop backwards, click the “Previous” button to go see Yolanda’s post.

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Here is the complete list of those who are hopping with us this month:
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here are some of the supplies I used for these projects:

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, don’t forget to leave me a comment to be entered into the give-away! AND- 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

 

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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Awesome Christmas Party!

Hi Friends! How are you? I have missed you!

I have quite a few things to share with you today!

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The other night Stampin’ Up! sponsored a new Occasions Catalog (and Sale-a-bration) Catalog Kick off Party again! Many of my team members and I went to Crossgates mall for the viewing. A bunch of us met for dinner first at The Standard, a yummy Italian restaurant (very Frank Sinatra-ish interior):

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While I wish every single one of my Lynnzcrafters team could have attended too, it is such a busy time of year. Glad that Tiffany, Amye, Jamie, Tina and Molly were able to attend.

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We had two demos join us as their uplines were not there, we had fun with Anne and Audrey!

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Interestingly, Jamie won prize patrol (again!) so happy for her, and it is such a beautiful new stamp set!!

 

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And here are the two new catalogs that will launch on January 6th, 2015… and this is an awesome new stamp set that we all went home with too!

 

 

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Last night was our annual Christmas Party at my upline Dania’s house, look at this yummy Cranberry cocktail she made for us… it was delicious!

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Dania had this amazing project for our Make-and-Take! She ordered some galvanized metal flashing so we turned these frames into magnetic boards. How cute??

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Here’s Sheila, Tiffany and Judy with their boards.

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Not sure why Dania is hiding, but here she is with Anne, Karyn and Amye making their memo boards. So fun!

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A highlight of the party is our annual Christmas Grab Bag… there are a few rules: wrap a handmade gift valued around $10 in a plain brown bag. We draw numbers, and the person who has #1 opens the first gift, then person who has #2 can either steal the first gift, or open a new one. We have a “three steals and it is frozen” rule. Also “you can’t go home with your own gift rule”. This was an amazing year of awesome one-of-a-kind and spectacular gifts! They were all Steal-worthy!!

Here is the gift that I made:

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It is a Project Life album, in the now sold-out Cherry Cobbler color. I heat embossed the snowflakes on the cover using whisper white embossing powder. I had an extra snowflake embellishment from my Many Merry Stars Kit, and I applied metallic silver ink to turn it silver. I used some other products to jazz it up, what do you think??

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I also made a few inserts for one of the pages, just some quick and simple stamping on some 3″ x 4″ whisper white rectangles.

Be sure to come back and visit me tomorrow, to see the gift I came home with- it’s much more than one gift- it’s going to take about 20 photos to show you my gift, can’t wait to show you!

 

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Last but not least, I want to let you know that Stampin’ Up! has added dozens of new items that are up to 80% off retail prices. Need some stocking stuffers? Or just want to stock up on some amazing deals? These items are while supplies last, use Hostess Code MSXKPKUB when shopping in my online store, it will be shipped to you, and you’ll be entered to win my December drawing! Go to my online store at: http://lynnstreifert.stampinup.net/ (or if you need help, contact me and I’m happy to place your order for you!)

I hope you have a wonderful day- if you’re in the Glenville area, please stop over to the Glenville Hills Fire Department- they are putting on a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for a local family who lost everything in a recent fire. The pancake breakfast is from 8 am to Noon, and all proceeds go directly to the Armstrong Family. The firehouse is located at the corner of Church and Ridge Roads in West Glenville.

Thank you so much for stopping by today to read my blog. I sure hope you’ll leave me a comment, or two, I’ve missed hearing from you all!

Lynn

 

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

~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 www.mypaperpumpkin.com Please be sure to type my name in the sign up page (as your demonstrator)

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: 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

Lynnzcrafters Team Get Together was Fun!

Good Morning Stamping Friends!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I wanted to show you some photos of my Lynnzcrafter’s Team get together on Friday night.

We enjoyed chatting about the latest Stampin’ Up! announcements, updates and catalog launch party coming up next month.

I prepared supplies for them to make squares for an Easter Framed Art 5×7″ piece and cute bunny treat container:

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Here is Amye hard at work making her 2″ squares, they came out awesome!
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Amye decided on Smoky Slate textured card stock for her background, it kind of blends in with the table, but how sweet is this??

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Wendy and Jamie also changed theirs up a little bit too, I LOVE it when stampers put their own spin on their projects, and make them uniquely their own.

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Here is Wendy’s version of the Easter sampler. I unfortunately didn’t get a photo of Jamie’s squares, sorry!

In case you missed my original framed art piece, two of which were swap squares (the bunny by Wendy and the chick in the egg by Dania).

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This cute bunny treat holder (made with the adorable mini coffee cups that I bought a ton of last fall) is a case from another demonstrator, named Susan Campfield. Isn’t is so adorable? The ladies filled their cups with Hershey’s kisses. Yum!

I wanted to end with a little update about anyone interested in joining Stampin’ Up! We all received a clarifying email the other day regarding recruiting new demonstrators. Due to clarification on the recruiting policies, I wanted to state that I will not be adding any additional incentives above and beyond the $99 Starter Kit special. I love being a demonstrator and don’t want my enthusiasm for finding friends to join my team to be interpreted as breaking the Stampin’ Up! policies. My apologies for any confusion I may have caused.

If you were thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! we do have a lot of fun, you receive at least 20% off all your orders (or 20% commission on your sales), I host a monthly stamping get together at my house, we have other stamping get togethers with my uplines, we get a free catalog in advance from others, we have an exclusive website for demonstrators only (full of images and projects other demos share), opportunity to earn free products, and much much more. I give my downline a discount on any of my classes or events, should they chose to attend. I also loan out stamps, punches, dies and materials to my downline for their crafting classes and projects.

So if that sounds like fun to you, there’s just one more week left on our $99 starter kit special. That’s right, only $99 but you pick out $150 in products, and no shipping! You also receive catalogs, order forms and business supplies to help you get started.

I would love to welcome more friends to my team, let me know if you’re interested! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, have a wonderful Sunday!!

Lynn