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Happy Earth Day!


Hi There Stamping Friends!

Happy Earth Day!


I have to admit something to you… I used to be “kind of upset” to share my birthday with Earth Day (isn’t that so immature??) It’s only been the last twenty years that I’ve been able to embrace and enjoy Earth Day being on MY birthday… just being honest here. My sister and my BFF used to do some Earth Day parties when we lived in Mont Pleasant for the neighborhood kids… I had a flash back to that this morning as I sat in my prayer chair and gave thanks to God for such a blessed life. I honestly teared up this morning thinking of how fortunate I am and it was overwhelming to get so many phone calls, texts, emails, e-cards, Facebook messages and the mailman has been bringing me such great mail!

I thought I would share the homemade cards I have received so far… I plan to continue celebrating my 50th birthday for the rest of the month!






Please don’t get me wrong- I LOVE all my cards- the store bought ones are touching and special to me to- it’s the thought that counts, right! I just thought that since you are reading my blog about stamping/papercrafting- that you would enjoy seeing the handmade cards, am I right?

I took today off from my “real job” so I could sleep in, have a leisurely morning, and later I’m going out to lunch and get pedicures with my loved ones… then later tonight my family is having my birthday dinner. I can’t wait- my brother (who’s a chef), his wife (is an amazing cook too!) and my sister (the best cake baker ever!!) are going to spoil me. The best part is being surrounded by my family, we are so close- not just physically close, but our emotional ties go deep… and I am so blessed to have my family.

I went on our Stampin’ Up! website this morning and was so happy to see a new announcement about Paper Pumpkin! This is the BEST news I could imagine, Paper Pumpkin keeps getting better and better!


Paper Pumpkin Prepaid FAQs
Q: What is a prepaid subscription?

A: Prepaid subscriptions provide an opportunity to purchase several months of Paper Pumpkin all at once. These orders can be placed on a customer, workshop, demonstrator, or online order. Plus they will qualify for hostess benefits.

Q: How many prepaid months can I purchase at once?
A: You can select a subscription for one, three, six, or 12 months.

Q: Is there a discount for ordering a higher number of months at once?
A: Yes, there is a savings. When you order a six-month subscription, you save $1 per month, and when you order a 12-month subscription, you save $2 per month.

Q: Can I order more than one prepaid subscription at once?
A: Each Paper Pumpkin account can only use one redemption code at a time. For example, if someone buys two six-month prepaid subscriptions, they’ll enter the first code and then, after six months, enter the second code.

Q: How are prepaid subscriptions redeemed?
A: When the order is paid for and closed, you will receive an e-mail with a redemption code and instructions on how to redeem. The e-mail will guide you to where you will enter your code. The system will recognize the number of months you’ve paid for.

Q: Can a current subscriber order a prepaid subscription?
A: Of course! After you order and enter the code, the prepaid months will be used up before any future shipments are charged. When the prepaid months are over, the subscription will continue and be charged monthly to the credit card on file. Keep in mind that if a current subscriber is already attached to a demonstrator, the existing subscription will remain with the original demonstrator.

Q: Can a prepaid subscription be ordered with a hostess code?
A: Yes! You can go online and enter any of the prepaid subscription item numbers so the hostess can get credit!

Q: Can I buy a prepaid subscription with hostess benefits?
A: Yes. A prepaid subscription can be added to either the free or half-priced hostess items.

Q: Can a prepaid subscription be ordered as a gift?
A: Yes. Although this isn’t officially a gift subscription program, you can buy a prepaid subscription and give it as a gift. You’d just purchase the prepaid subscription and when you receive the redemption code, share it with the recipient of your choice who can redeem the subscription at One thing to keep in mind is that the redemption codes will not work across borders. (So, someone in Canada could not gift a subscription to someone is the US and vice versa.)

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s a great time to take advantage of these prepaid subscriptions that can be bought as gifts. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Item Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription Price (Shipping Included)
137858 1 month $19.95
137859 3 months $59.85
137860 6 months $113.70 — save $1 per month
137861 12 months $215.40 — save $2 per month


Also- here are the new Weekly Deals- good until next Monday!



free ship

As my added thanks to you for any online orders you place from my online store this week during free shipping- I will email you all a free PDF tutorial with tips, tricks and stamping techniques that you will love. And if your order is over $50, I will contact you about getting you an item worth 5% of your order as my birthday month thanks… you won’t be able to take that 5% off my online store- but I didn’t forget my promise and I am going to hook you up for sure.

If you’re ready to shop, go to my online store: and click “shop now” and then click away… when you’re ready to check out, type in the hostess code: WUYJBAKD  and my name will appear. Your order will ship directly to you FREE! You might want to put an order in this morning if there are any accessories you need- they go really fast!!

I will email you the free tutorial within 48 hours of your online order.

Thanks so much for visiting me today! Happy shopping, I hope you all get what you want from the retired lists!! Some things are sadly already sold out (like the retiring InColors reinkers and paper!)… so don’t wait too long if you have something you need!


~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website:


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Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at ***Free In Color Markers for all new subscribers until February 10th!!  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

Flower Shop, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Happy Day, pansy punch, Stampin Up

Happy Day!


Who could resist smiling if they received this card??? It is so bright and cheerful! This was another card we made at Saturday’s Diva Day with Deb Valder, she wasn’t sure who to give credit to for this card, as she found it on Pinterest…. but I clicked away and discovered that this card was made by a demonstrator named Vicky Hayes. Since we like to give credit to those who create, or inspire us, thanks to Deb for finding this card and to Vicky for creating it!

Can you tell what that oval frame is made out of??? It is our Gingham Garden Washi Tape item 129314 only $4.95 for three different rolls of this stuff. I am seriously addicted to washi tape, I am finding 100 and one uses for it- more on Washi tape in another post, another day. So you might be wondering how the washi tape turned into the oval frame? Deb put four rows of washi tape down on a piece of whisper white card stock, and then we nested the two smallest Ovals Collection framelits together, and ran it through the Big Shot! The word “Smile” comes from the stamp set “Happy Day”page 112 in the new catalog. Item #130297 clear mount is $16.95 or wood mount is item # 130294 for $21.95.

The flower is from the new gorgeous stamp set called “Flower Shop” on page 94. In clear mount it is item# 130942 for $17.95 or wood mount is #130939 for $23.95 and there is a matching punch that popped this flower out- called the pansy punch (page 183) item number 130698 for $15.95 but WAIT- Stampin’ Up is offering this as a BUNDLE for 15% off the retail price- so use Item # 132726 to get both clear mount stamp and punch for $28.75 or item #132727 and get wood mount stamp set and punch for $33.95… wow, what a deal! Who can pass that up?

Who would you like to make this card for?? Leave me a comment, I love to see what you think! Have a great day, and happy stamping!

If you’re ready to go shop in my online store, just click my link to my website and online store below.

Happy Stamping!

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7  on my website:


If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”

Subscribe to our new monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at

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 baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share