Bingo Fun and Give-Away!

Hi everyone, how are you? I was teased last night at my monthly bingo night that I never post the pictures of this fun event. So I wanted to create a post for you to show you the projects that we made, and the prizes that were given away. Stampin’ bingo is a super fun event!

There is a lot of time, preparation, and set up that goes into my monthly bingo event. In order to fit 14 ladies comfortably I put one table in my living room and the rest fit at my dining room table. I sit in the archway between the two rooms as I call out the bingo.

My customers really enjoy this fun night out, and typically fill up the next month’s Bingo as I give them first dibs on the seats for the next month.

Here are the prizes that I purchased with their $20 registration fee that is paid in advance:

There are seven bundles valued between $30 – $40 sometimes one is even a little bit above that. We play six games of bingo and the winner of each round picks one of the prizes. Then the seventh bundle is for the raffle tickets, they earn a raffle ticket for attending, bringing a snack/beverage to share, placing an order with me that night, booking their own party/class, and if there is a bingo tie, the person who did not win the bingo/off as well as anyone who wins another game of bingo then they receive extra raffle tickets. Last night we had three games were there were ties so we had to have a playoff/bingo off. And we also had two duplicate winners. Hope that makes sense.

Here are the make and take projects that we did last night. I was so excited to show them these adorable little copper tea tins in the whole teatime suite.

The three little note cards also included the extra DSP, so everyone got six swatches of this beautiful paper. It may be hard to see but I also use the copper stickers and the colorful paper stickers from the memories and more collection. I also included three organic green tea bags. This is a perfect little gift or inspiration piece for your craft room.

One of the cards I featured was a slight case from one of our make and takes at Onstage. I wanted to feature the stained glass Vellum and the new blends. Unfortunately the new colors are not available yet but I was lucky to get pineapple punch and lovely lipstick Onstage. I took pictures of the ladies’ cards when they were finished, as everyone used different color schemes and there were two different square patterns in the pack … and as you can see no two cards are alike. Great job everyone!

Here are the winners of the six games of bingo. And the last bundle was drawn at the end of the night and this artistic expressions bundle is going out to Susan B. (Nancy said she is going to be in touch with you about getting this to you so you will have your prize.)

I forgot to take pictures of the food table, but once again these ladies did an amazing job of bringing some yummy snacks, a sign up in advance so that we don’t have duplicates. We had a veggie tray, fresh fruit, hummus and pita, cookies, delicious veggie pizza, amazing lemon blueberry cake, nuts, chips and salsa, chips and dip, popcorn, cheese and crackers, beer and wine. It was a smorgasbord.

I am so very thankful that these ladies love my monthly bingo event, thank you so much for your support!

Don’t forget that I am doing a comment contest, for everyone who leave me a comment on one of my blog post this month will be entered in a drawing to win this great little bundle of goodies. The gold ribbon and the metallic doilies are now retired. But the mini notecards are a new size in our catalog that you will enjoy. Just leave me a comment and be sure to include the hashtag #lynnzcrafters

Thank you so much for reading this post today I hope you have a wonderful day!
If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: YNMJUJZU
~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: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun 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!

WCBH6 Masculine Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone and welcome to our June edition of the We Create Blog Hop, a monthly blog hop featuring all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who love to share their handmade creations with all of you! If you just came from Jeanna’s site- thanks for popping by! Isn’t her work amazing??!!

Our theme this month is Masculine- and I’m sure you will find we have a wide variety of cards and projects just perfect for the guys in your life. My stamp set that I choose for our hop is a brand new one, we received it as a free gift for attending OnStage back in April and I just love playing with it. It’s called Animal Outings.  I decided to pair this month’s theme with a new fancy fold card I recently learned how to make, called “The Impossible Card” (because to the naked eye, it’s impossible to figure out how the center piece of card stock was created).

Today is the day our new 2018–19 Annual Catalog goes live, click the picture above and it will take you to the online version. (ordering online will be available at noon Mountain time, that is 2 PM here on the East Coast)

Ready to learn how to make this impossible card? Start with a piece of card stock that is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (here I used crumb cake):

Do you see on the photo above how it looks like a goal post?

you can make a small pencil mark 1/2″ from each end, and scored down 2 1/8″.

then from the 2 3/4″ mark on bottom length, score up to the 2 1/8″ mark. I think the photo helps more than anything.

then cut your three vertical lines (the goal post base and 2 ends) as shown above.

As you can see, when you cut on the score lines, the center panel will pop up. see photo above.

So here’s how it becomes an “impossible card”, just flip one of the side panels backwards! Tada! See that? Not so hard at all, really it’s a simple card that you can make look amazing with whatever stamps or embellishments you want to add.

Next is to cut some decorative designer series paper panels to spruce up the card. I went with something that was from the Share What You Love suite- this is the back of the blue floral paper.

I decided to trace my opening, and then trim down an 1/8″ so it becomes a perfect top layer on my two side panels.

The black strip is a stabilizer for the card, it is 1″ x 5 1/2″ long.

I decided to use the blends to color my giraffe and leaves and frog- this card would be so cute for a variety of occasions. the corner sentiment was from a stamp set I won during Prize Patrol at OnStage in April. Was happy to use it here.

Punched out some leaves in garden green to make it look like the jungle and added another piece in very vanilla over the top so I could stamp a name or personalized greeting.

This piece measure 3/4″ x 5 1/4″

Assemble and voila! What do you think of my Impossible Card?? I would love to hear your comments, scroll down below to see what my June Comment Contest Giveaway will be!

Ready to go visit the amazing Kimberley? (she’s using Waterfront stamp set, another favorite of mine). Just click the next button to see her awesomeness:

Well, that is it for today from me, I really appreciate your stopping by for a visit, and I treasure each of your comments! Leave a comment below to be entered into my new Comment Contest– each month I will be tallying up all those who leave me a comment on any of my blog posts, and use the hashtag: #lynnzcrafters  (before or after your comment). I will select one winner at random, I will contact you for your address, then I will send you a small package of goodies.   You have until June 30th to leave me a new comment.

Here is a photo of what the contents are for my June goodie bag for one lucky winner!

I drew the winner this morning for my May Comment contest, and it was #14 who earned the May goodies- that commenter was MB- congratulations MaryBeth! I will contact you so you can have these goodies as soon as possible, Thank you to all who left me a comment in May, I really appreciate it! #thankful

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 3HZNEWTT

~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: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun 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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We Create Blog Hop October 2016

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Hello there crafty friends,

October 1st sure rolled around pretty quickly and snuck up on me. Today’s offering is a quick post, the format for this hop is usually one project and then a “stepped up” version of the same project. Forgive me, but with everything going on with my family- I decided to share with you my four Make-and-Take projects for my Stampin’ Up! Bingo night last night. I hope you like these offerings, and don’t mind that I didn’t stick to the formula this month. (Sometimes priorities conflict with my time to craft and blog).

So here you go:

It was s “Fall Theme” bingo night.

Basket of Wishes is a fun set to watercolor, and doesn’t it just pop on the shimmer white paper?

Cookie-cutter Halloween is one of my favorite stamp sets in this holiday catalog.


I pulled out the vintage leaves stamps at and matching framelits-it’s a great card for the fall, don’t you think?

I have to admit that I finished these cards on our retreat last weekend and I had some inspiration from another demonstrator -thanks to Debbie Henderson for the awesome inspiration! I love her work and style, and just tweaked two of her cards to fit into my plans for my bingo night.

 

Also, since today is October 1st, and the Official Celebration of “World Card Making Day”- Stampin’ Up! is kicking off this event with some specials:

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If you need any products, can’t pass up these awesome sales, just go to my online store: http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net and enter Hostess Code: 

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And now on to the talented Kimberley Morris- can’t wait to see what she has for us this month:

 

 

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Thank you all for visiting my blog today, thank you for your kind words and prayers for my family, we’ve certainly been challenged these past two months… we appreciate all the love and prayers.

The fundraiser that I started for my dear sister-in-law, Kathy Streifert, has just reached the half-way point. Kathy has had a 22 year battle with Crohn’s disease, and is out of work indefinitely. As a waitress in a local restaurant with no sick days, or paid time off, and astronomical hospital bills and deductibles, I started the “Go Fund Me” campaign. You can read about it, and/or donate here, thank you!

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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
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

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!

Creative Circle Blog Hop- Weddings!


Hello there crafty friends! Welcome to our August blog hop with the creative circle design team,  the theme for this month is weddings! I have a wedding card and a cute box (perfect for a shower or wedding favor).

First up is the full view of my card… I have just loved using the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, and it was a perfect backdrop for my little wedding dress and tuxedo.

First I made a whisper white Bloomin’ Heart and then used the second largest of the new layering oval framelits to create the base of the wedding dress. Then I hand cut away the sides to turn it into the dress!

I decided to just free cut some scrap basic black card stock (with the trimmer) and created a tuxedo that was the right proportion to match the dress. (I kept the spare pieces from cutting the “v” into the basic black, and turned them sideways to create the collar. I hand cut the little bow-tie also. Easy peasy with our wonderful paper snips!

 

The stamp set “Floral Phrases” is absolutely perfect for wedding cards- and I stamped this in Night of Navy ink, cut out nesting ovals with the smallest layering oval framelits.

Decorating the inside is a must when the card base is such a dark color…

 

This cute little favor was inspired by a swap I received from Carol Hickman, would this be perfect filled with candy, nuts, or small trinkets?  This features our new clear mini treat boxes.

All the supplies I used to make the card and favor box are listed below. Just click and it will take you to my online store.

 

Don’t forget that you can now use your Bonus Day Coupons you earned in July (there is a special spot to type in your code you received in an email).

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Also- remember that the gorgeous, exclusive, new bundle Thoughtful Branches is available while supplies last (just click the picture)

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Other Stampin’ Up! news I want to share with you- we have just be given a sneak peek of the August 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit- AND we found it is going to be a card kit! YIPPEE, I’m increasing my order for August, this will be a perfect set to take to the Senior center for my monthly card class next month! Want to get in on the action? Here’s the link to my website to order Paper Pumpkin:

https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

 

Are you ready to go see what the amazing Sandy Mott has for us this month? click this icon:

Or if you’d like to go check out our wonderful leader’s blog, click her name, Liz Holloway.

Here are the supplies I used for my card and box:

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Scroll down and leave a comment below, thanks! I love to read from you!

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: H7MFRJPW

~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

Now booking home parties for August and September! 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!

Hooray for Halloween/Amazing Autumn Creative Inkling Blog Hop

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September is a super busy month, but I love the cooler temperatures (not a fan of hot weather), and my trees have been dropping pretty red and orange leaves for a few weeks now. I love autumn and I love Halloween! What a terrific theme for our blog hop this month, I hope you like my offerings and please leave me a comment- I love to hear from you and welcome your comments!

First up is a set of cards that I made for Halloween. Originally this was going to be offered at our Fall Fest stamping get together in a few weeks, but we decided to do just generic autumn cards for that event.



So this adorable owl card was one of my September club cards. Some club ladies decided to put the magic wand in the owls hand, but I forgot to take a picture of anyone else’s card super cute though I love this new stamp set!



This next card is another adorable Halloween card that I may do for one of my stamping get-togethers with the senior citizens they mentioned that they would like a Halloween card next time we get together so I will be showing them this one.


  
Next up is a gorgeous wreath that I saw on display at convention this summer. One of the artisan design team members, Allison O. (from Canada),  her blog name is “nice people stamp”. I knew from the second I saw this wreath that I wanted to re-create it and when I told my downline about it and showed them photos I took -they wanted to do it at one of our team get-togethers. So this Tuesday night 10 of my downline will be coming over … they all bought their own grapevine wreaths, and we will be stamping, cutting, and hot gluing these little babies together. Wish us luck!

I could not really figure out how Allison had made the little pinecones out of paper and lucky for me here in upstate New York and the beginning stages of autumn- my pine trees have dropped a lot of pinecones so I picked over 100 pinecones up today so everyone should have enough to hot glue those onto their wreath, if they want.



Last but not least I wanted to show you the season to season wreath decorated for autumn. I had a small class Friday night and we made these up …boy are Stampin’ Up! kits just amazing?? there are so many extra parts that the possibilities are endless!

 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, would love to read your comments, and also- don’t forget to click “next” or “back” to hop around 11 other awesome demonstrators websites for their offerings! Have a great day!

Click next to go see the amazing Phyllis Shepherd’s blog:
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Or if going backward is your thing, go visit Colleen Vassos by clicking the “prior blog” button here:

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Beautiful Convention Swaps- Christmas Theme- part 3

Hi There Stamping Friends!

I hope you are having a great week!

Here are some Christmas Swap cards I received at Convention last month, enjoy!

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I bet you didn’t realize we still have a good variety of Christmas stamps available in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog- pages 67-72. I am going to be looking at my calendar and will start to plan my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack classes, let me know if you’d like to attend- looking at dates in September and October. Wouldn’t it be nice to have all your Christmas cards done before Thanksgiving this year? (me too- it’s my goal!). Thanks for stopping by today- I appreciate you visiting my blog. I love reading your comments, I would love to know if you received the Holiday catalog yet.

If you need anything (Stampin’ Up! supply-wise) I am putting in an order this week, and/or you can always shop my online store and please use this hostess code: YCQVVKZB

I really appreciate all of your support, thanks so much! (Don’t forget our monthly craft kit in the mail – called Paper Pumpkin- is still 1/2 off until September 10th!)

I hope you have a nice day!

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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!

Awesome New Deals!

Hi There Stamping Friends,

How are you doing? Isn’t the spring weather nice for a change?

I wanted to let you know that we have some awesome new weekly deals- how tempting are these products?? You can get these, AND FREE SHIPPING if you order by Friday 4/10 at midnight.

Here is a full page flyer if you want to see them up close:

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Also- by popular request- I thought I would let you know some things have arrived at our warehouse- and yes- the Hello You framelits are now available again! Yippee! Just in time for free shipping!

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Come back tomorrow to visit me and I’ll show you my Make & Take project and swaps from my upline’s team meeting get together tonight at her house. Can’t wait!

Have a great night and thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I love to read all your comments, so if you have a sec, leave me a comment- anything you want to know, or see me feature here on the blog? I love to hear from you!

Thanks!

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

~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!