Festive Flurry Countdown…

There are only a few days left to order these wonderful stamps, punches and dies… hurry after August 27th they are gone!

Holiday Carryover List

 

I am going to be soooo sad to say Good-Bye to Festive Flurry, sniff, sniff- it was great for cards, for tags, for ornaments, home decor, and so much more! Did you get this fun stamp and framelit set?? If not, hurry and get it before it’s retired.

 

Festive Flurry #2 Diane

 

Festive Flurry #4 Diane

 

 

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festive flurry dies

 

 

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Thanks for stopping by today! And Don’t Forget I’m at Bella Nani Salon and Spa today from 10 am to 4 pm at 133 Milton Ave Ballston Spa NY 12020

Hope to see you there!

thanks,
Lynn

Holiday Carry-Over List is Here….

Hi there stamping friends! How are you doing? Did you get your Christmas and Holiday cards done in time? I think I just made it. Have been skimping on sleep again the past few days, I vow every year to start cards earlier but I never seem to do it. I think I’m going to do a dozen cards a month starting in January- what do you think of that idea? Who’s with me??

Speaking of holiday cards, you might not realize that we are down to just the last few days of our current Holiday 2013 mini catalog. It expires on January 2, 2014. I’m thrilled to say that Stampin’ Up! has created this “Carry-Over” PDF file for you to print and save. (I like to keep mine right in with my current specials/promotions ring).  I’m so thrilled to see the Joyful Christmas top the list. It is by far one of my most favorite stamp sets in the whole catalog. I might actually make it for some winter birthdays as well, since the poinsettia is a winter flower, not just a Christmas icon, what do you think?

Holiday Carry Over List

So what is not carrying over? everything not on this list, and items that didn’t make it in the Occasions 2014 Catalog that launches on January 3rd, 2014. (We do know that the burlap ribbon and silver ribbon trim, along with the metallic gold and silver ink pads are carrying over). So, if you loved some other set, (like the adorable “Snow Day” where you can build your own snowman)- now is a great time to order it- think of it as a gift to yourself! Or contact me after Christmas and let me know if you need anything before it’s gone. Here are my three favorite cards I made with the Snow Day stamp set. Recognize the third one? It was featured at my Columbus Day Stamp a Stack event.

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I’m equally sad that Calm Christmas is not on this carry over list-I just love that dove and “Peace on Earth” sentiment, I used that a lot in my workshops and card events this fall, here are just a few of my favorites.

Calm Christmas #2 Diane Calm Christmas blue and silver Calm Christmas card calm christmas3

Well, I better get back to work- I’m grading final exams- I can’t believe grades are due by Monday 12/23… and I had a big group of 30 students this semester. I can’t believe how quick this semester went!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great night.

~Lynn

Weekly Deals Galore and Comment Winner!

Hi Stamping Friends!

The winner of my comment contest on my 200th Blog post was Sariah J! Congratulations! I have a little bundle of gift boxes and ribbon for you! Are you going to the concert tonight? I can bring it to you if you want. Let me know!

Stampin’ Up! has some awesome weekly deals, just released, More than double our normal weekly deals… here are 14 items featured in the Holiday Catalog- remember these deals are good until Monday 12/23 at midnight. Even if you’re all done with your holiday prep, at these prices, you can stock up for next year! Happy Shopping. Remember to use Hostess Code: USNKS46E to get the lowest/preferred price. We have a secure online shopping experience for you, no worries. Or contact me to place you order if you wish to pay by cash or check.

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Encore Metallic Gold Pad Item # 132141
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $7.46

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Encore Metallic Silver Pad Item # 132142
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $7.46

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Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent
Item # 132159
Regular Price: $14.95
Discounted Price: $11.21

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Season of Style Designer Journaling Tags
Item # 132808
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71

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Pretty Presents Designer Bows
Item # 132186
Regular Price: $3.95
Discounted Price: $2.96

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Blast Off Ensemble Digital Download
Item # 130862
Regular Price: $19.95
Discounted Price: $11.97

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Build A Banner Refill Kit Item # 132699
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $7.46

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Naughty And Nice This Rotary Stamp
Item # 132278
Regular Price: $5.95
Discounted Price: $4.46

seasonl-stripes-8-x-8-designer-album

Seasonal Stripes 8″ X 8″ Designer Album
Item # 132259
Regular Price: $14.95
Discounted Price: $11.21

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Gold and Silver Stampin’ Glitter
Item # 132205
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96

christmas-banner-simply-created-accesory-kit

Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit Item # 132697
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $7.46

snowflake-season-simply-sent-kit

Snowflake Season Simply Sent Kit
Item # 132176
Regular Price: $14.95
Discounted Price: $11.21

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Raspberry Ripple 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon
Item #126845
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71

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Extra Large Gift Box Item # 132147
Regular Price: $3.95
Discounted Price: $2.96

 

Whew, that’s a lotta deals, gotta run and get ready for work. Have a great day!

~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 http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

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

Pretty Packaging and Blog Candy- for my 200th Blog Post!

Good Morning Stamping Friends!

Are you preparing to hunker down for the “big storm”? I know I am. In pajamas, tea, and lots of stamping to do this weekend. I hope to finish my annual family calendar in MDS. So far only have 3 months done, hope I can really polish that up- it is a gift that my family requests from me every year. I love making it.

I also PLAN to make my Christmas cards, fingers crossed that I can pull it all off.

This blog that you are reading is my 200th blog post I have written since I launched this site… wow, 200 blog posts! Thank you all for your encouragement, posts, comments, replies and support!
Just to say thank you for your support, I am going to select one lucky winner of Blog Candy- a thank you from me for your loyal reading.

Just leave a comment to this post, and I will use random number generator tomorrow to select a winner! The winner will receive a bundle of items from me, inspired by Shelli’s packaging (see below), including a package of two sizes of boxes, and roll of ribbon. All you need to do to be entered to win is leave me a comment... either just say hello, comment on this post, or let me know what you’d like to see me post about (what creations, classes, ideas or projects would you like to see here??) that’s it… good luck!

 

I happened to hop over to Shelli Gardner’s blog http://www.soshelli.com and was so inspired by her simple, but colorful, Christmas packaging.

 

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I happen to be putting in another order on Monday night- and it will be expedited- most likely here by Friday December 20th. Let me know if you need anything to finish up your decorating, wrapping, gift giving or card making!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and THANK you for visiting my blog!

Thank-You-Card

~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 http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

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

Oh What Fun, banners and more!

Hi There Stamping Friends!

Have you noticed that my blog posts are not coming as often as they once were?? I’m sorry about that- here’s a nice long post so you can catch up on some creations and projects I’ve been working on.

First of all, so proud of our Girl Scout troop #2637, on Veteran’s Day the girls made over 50 Thanksgiving cards for the annual Equinox Thanksgiving Meals delivery program. They did such an awesome job, and I was thrilled that they wanted to continue in that generous spirit and last night they came over to my house again and we made over 100 Christmas cards for the “Holidays for Heroes” program sponsored by the Red Cross. The girls quickly decided they’d have more time to create cards if they didn’t have to slow down to write on the inside of each card, so they dictated to me a little saying that we all agreed on, and I printed on the computer.

There was plenty of giggling, stamping, punching and getting to know our 2 newest members of our troop. The girls learned more about what “deployment” means, and we talked about one of the rules for card making “no glitter”… when I asked the girls if they knew why that was a rule one of them raised their hand and said “so the enemy doesn’t find them and kill them”. Of course she was right, but I didn’t think a 3rd grader would know all that.  Anyway- they surprised and impressed me, and were so grateful and kind and sweet, my heart just melted watching them having such a good time. Here’s a couple pictures of the girls in action:

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I just adore that she signed this one… girls who care indeed!! ❤

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This one is so special, one girl wrote “thank you” inside each star…

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And here they are, all 114 cards in all… notice anything special? One girl took great pride in organizing the completed cards into color families- I was impressed… might have to hire her to help me clean and organize my craft room.

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There is so much more I could say about last night, it was one of those nights that you’re just so blessed and thankful to have such wonderful children in your life. If you’re reading this Patty- thank you for asking me to help you this year with the troop, I am loving every minute of being your co-leader and looking forward to making more memories and doing important service project with our girls.

Today has been a super fun kind of day, I had 2 events today- my Christmas Banner class was this morning and each person signed up for either “JOY” in silver/blue or “MERRY” in red/green.

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How many people does it take to make one rosette???? 3 apparently. Too funny, and some nice tips and tricks to get these together.

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I didn’t get to take a picture of each person’s banner because I had to run downstairs and pull apart the pork shoulder I had been cooking in my crock-pot. I invited these ladies, and my team for lunch as I knew I wouldn’t have much time between banner class this morning and my team get together this afternoon.

Thanks to Jamie’s wonderful recipe (same one we made on our girls weekend get away up to Lake Luzerne last month) we enjoyed a delicious meal together:

healthy lunch

Then we moved into more stamping fun, and created some beautiful framed art…I came up with the red (actually Cherry Cobbler) version as an alternate as some don’t decorate their home in blue/silver:

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What one do you like better? Either of these creations could be mounted inside either 8×8, 8×10 or 12×12 shadow box frame. I did one in each size to show the options, and I helped a couple who brought their frames with them today.  This is a preview of the framed art class that I am doing Tuesday night… it was supposed to be our final class at the Elks for the Christmas series we put together, but we didn’t get enough people to sign up in time to use that big room. Luckily, I have 8 people coming on Tuesday, and they will get to choose which one they want to make. To make my life even easier, Amye wanted to make both framed art pieces, so I am going to offer it to my club ladies for our December club projects. What a way to wrap up my clubs for 2013, right? Hope they all decide to re-up for our next term January-June. I’m working on the calendar for that this weekend too.

Well, thanks so much for stopping by to read my blog. Don’t forget that we have MANY awesome deals going on prior to Black Friday, did you print the flyer with all the sales? Here it is again, if you need it:

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/docs/holiday_sale/Holiday_Sale_Flyer_US.pdf

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

~Lynn

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 http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

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

Stamping Frenzy…

Hi there friends!

Im sorry I haven’t posted much lately on my blog…. (I have been popping things on my Facebook Lynnzcrafters page if you’re worried about missing anything, be sure to “like” that page). Well the reason why is my calendar is bursting at the seams with the Book-a-thon results, lots of card and tag parties, and a big vendor fair I participated in yesterday.

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This is me with my booth all set up. We were in the Atrium (where I go stamping with seniors every month). It warmed my heart that so many of my family and friends came out to shop! There were actually 20 vendors there, a wide selection of goods. A shout out to my wonderful sister Sue and niece Claire who brought me lunch (I don’t even think to pack a lunch), and watched my booth so I could use the ladies room.

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These mini coffee cups were a huge hit! I put a Starbucks brand K-cup (for the Keurig machine) or people could swap out the coffee for Hershey kisses.

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More goodies, I put individually wrapped mints inside the reindeer tins.

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I made 40 of these mini magnets, stamped on our whisper white paper, punched out with 1″ circle punch, then used crystal effects to adhere to the flat bottom glass rocks. Hot glued the magnet on the back.

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These post-it notes holders were very popular. I stayed away from decorating them with Christmas papers so people could keep them out year round.

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All my Christmas gift card holders sold quickly. This one was everyone’s favorite.

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Wanted to show you how I wrapped up hostess gifts for Sheila, who had her fun tag party Friday night!

What do you think? Would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment. Also, looking for your input, I am doing an event at Glendaal Elementary School in a few weeks- Holiday Bazaar, where the kids can shop for gifts for their families… Is there anything you think I should offer? Thanks for your input!

Have a wonderful Sunday! I’m off to a workshop up north today, my friend Elizabeth booked a party for today.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate you!
Lynn

Happy Book-a-thon Day, More Weekly Deals!

Good morning everyone!

I am participating in a Bookathon today with Stampin’ Up! and in order to earn the prize, I need at least 3 parties scheduled before Dec 31st. Who can I count on to help me out here? We could make ornaments, or tags or Christmas cards, gift card holders, gift packaging, banners, framed art, stocking stuffers, etc.

1459263_674040065959611_1628115534_nThis cute candy bar wrapper is one idea of something we can make or I can give as my thank you for your booking! So many choices!!
I would charge a small fee to cover supplies or it’s FREE with an order that night (contact me for those details). We can even have it at my house in my craft room, so you wouldn’t need to clean and prep your home – also a good option for those with limited table space!

Stampin’ Up! has some really cool kits and products available that aren’t even pictured in the catalogs right now. I have to report my bookings today so please let me know ASAP if you are interested! thanks!!

In other news, today is Tuesday, so Stampin’ Up! has announced their new weekly deals! These prices are good until Monday 11/11/13 at midnight.

adorning-accentsAdorning Accents Textured Embossing Folder Item # 125601

Regular Price: $8.95 Discounted Price: $6.71

autumn-accents-die

Autumn Accents Die Item # 127812
Regular Price: $21.95 Discounted Price: $16.46

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Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 132135

Regular Price: $8.95  Discounted Price: $6.71

cupcake-punch

Cupcake Punch Item # 121807

Regular Price: $16.95 Discounted Price: $12.71

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Day in the Life Kit MDS Download   Item # 128876
Regular Price: $14.95 Discounted Price: $8.97**note this is a digital download for the My Digital Studio software

dress-form-pop-n-cuts

Dress Form Pop N Cuts Item # 130100

Regular Price: $21.95 Discounted Price: $16.46

*please note you will need the Card Base Pop’N Cuts (item # 130099 for $39.95 and you will need extended cutting pads and a Big Shot of course!

pumpkin-pie-goodie-gear

Simply Created Goody Gear Pumpkin Pie  Item # 132792
Regular Price: $4.95 Discounted Price: $3.71

(great to stock up at this price for next Halloween!)

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Rhinestones Large Item # 129324
Regular Price: $4.95 Discounted Price: $3.71 (these are our popular half-backed, Adhesive-backed. 40 total: ea. 8 mm)

Well, that’s all for today, Happy Tuesday- hope you get out there and vote, while you’re at it, would love you to leave a comment- would you like to book a stamping party? thanks!

~Lynn Streifert Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.netEmail: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.comIf on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at http://www.mypaperpumpkin.comWorkshops 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