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!

Happy World Card Making Day!

I hope you ALL have a chance to stamp and create a card (or a couple cards) today! Did you know that today is WORLD wide Card Making Day!! Papercrafter Magazine kicked this event in 2006 and Stampin’ Up! joined in the fun a couple years ago to help celebrate a fun hobby!! Want to try to win a huge prize?? Mail an entry of a card you created and you could win a huge prize basket- here are the details:

Welcome to the 2014 World Card Making Day Card Contest!
HOW TO ENTER:1. Create an original card for any of these five occasions:a. Birthdayb. Christmas/Season’s Greetingsc. Hello/Thinking of Youd. Lovee. Thank You2. Attach a removable label to the back of each entry that includes your name, address, daytime phone number, e-mail address, blog address (optional), and a detailed description of instructions and supplies used to create the card. Mail entries to:

2014 World Card Making Day Contest

14512 S. Center Point Way, Ste. 600

Bluffdale, UT 84065

*Entries will NOT be returned.

The contest is open to all individuals, except winners of the 2013 World Card Making Day Contest; however, international winners are ineligible to receive the prize package unless able to provide a United States shipping address. For the full rules, click on Official Rules at the bottom of the page.

Entries must be postmarked by October 14, 2014. All entries will be judged equally based on overall appearance, creativity, and execution.

Multiple entries in several categories are permitted, but you may only win in one category. We will award three (3) winning cards per category, for a total of fifteen (15) winners.

http://www.worldcardmakingday.com/contests/2013-world-card-making-day.html

 

I am going to host my own Card Making Day Contest! Today until midnight, post your own photo of a card on my Lynnzcrafters Facebook page, here is the link: Lynnzcrafters page  and tomorrow I will draw one winner to win a stamp set of their choice- that’s right, any current set in the Annual Catalog or Holiday Catalog- up to a $25 limit… open to anyone in the US (as I am not allowed to ship any Stampin’ Up! products outside the USA). THANKS!!

 

 

Well, I’m off to finish putting together my raffle basket for our Lynnzcrafters Team World Card Making Day Event in Burnt Hills this afternoon, can’t wait to stamp with 25 lovely ladies this afternoon. Have a great day!

thanks for stopping by today!

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 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

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My Favorite Things…

Good Morning!

With the launch of the Holiday Catalog the other day people have been asking me what my favorite items are from the Holiday Catalog, if you want to know too, then here you go…. Here’s my Top 12 new Holiday Catalog Favorites!

 


I hope you have enjoyed looking at my favorite items, now tell me- what is your favorite item out of the Holiday Catalog??

I posted a very quick post last night asking for your help to reach a goal for this month. You see, Stampin’ Up! has a Career Plan that rewards demonstrators based on their individual sales each month. And, as you know, I am trying to earn the Incentive Trip for 2016 now- I had to set monthly sales goals- which are far above what I normally do each month.

That’s why I need your help. I am about $200 away from my target (or sweet spot as I called it yesterday) as not only will I reach my goal, but I will also earn a higher commission. I can really use that as I need to buy new aprons for all my new downline, and I’m treating my team to a weekend get away in Lake Luzerne next month, so the extra commission will really help me out.

Because I’m hoping there are a few things you’d like to get out of the new Holiday Catalog- I decided to offer you a FREE SHIPPING weekend- if you contact me by 8 pm on Sunday August 31 to place your order, then you will not pay any shipping on your whole order.

ALSO, to sweeten the pot (just thought of this over my morning coffee) if I actually hit $300 over the weekend in orders, then I will use the new free exclusive Hostess Set “Good Greetings” as a prize- each person who places an order with me will be entered to win and one lucky winner will get this nice stamp set (that’s IF I hit $300 mark).

Do you  think I can do it?? I hope so, and thank you for even thinking about helping me! I hope it’s a win-win.
Have a wonderful Saturday and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, I really appreciate your visit here today!
Lynn Streifert, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

300th Blog Post!

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WOWZA!!! Today is my 300th Blog Post! Do you remember when I started back in March 2013? (ha, I thought I would blog every day… well that didn’t last long). I have learned a lot about myself, my team, my customers, fellow demonstrators and of course a lot about Stampin’ Up! in the 15 months I have been blogging.

I am trying to bring you timely specials, sales, samples and events that are open to all my readers. I love reading your comments and I love hearing from you. I am going to offer another contest in honor of my 300th blog. Just leave a comment down below what your favorite new item is in our 2014-15 Annual Catalog- and one lucky winner will earn a $25 shopping spree good towards any class, event, retired stamp sale OR new product from the new catalog! The more the merrier- so comment away!

Also, while you’re here- I’m so sorry I forgot to tell you about this week’s 25% off deals… Here are our current Weekly Deals that are good until Monday at midnight:

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I would love to hear from you- I try to incorporate your feedback into my classes and events, so keep the comments coming! Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by and visit, and read my 300th post!! You are the best readers ever! I am so blessed to know you all!
(PS: My comment contest is open to ALL readers, whether you are a demo or not!)

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Have a great day!
Lynn Streifert

Vendor Fair Sat. 4/5 Hudson Falls- Come See Me!

card rack   Saturday April 5th (Tomorrow!) I will have a booth at this event in Hudson Falls from 10 am to 4 pm. The event is held at the American Legion Post #574 at 72 Pearl Street in Hudson Falls. My first Vendor Fair/Craft Fair of 2014!! I hope you can come support dozens of local vendors and crafters! Yes, I will be there with my Stampin’ Up! booth and some handmade items. I will have some Make and Takes (our lovely Card Kits for sure). I will have a raffle drawing at the end of the day… you get one ticket for attending, and one ticket for each purchase of $25. 10 tickets for new Paper Pumpkin subscribers that day. I will have sign up lists for my upcoming classes. The kitchen will be open, lunch will be available for purchase. Hope you can come up and visit me! My April special is get 5% for all orders over $50. Hope you can come visit me! All of my events are updated in my online store: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net Thanks for stopping by my blog today, have a great weekend! Lynn

Paper Pumpkin Subscriber Party

 

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To thank all my Paper Pumpkin Subscribers, I’m having a Paper Pumpkin Party! Free! That’s right, free to all who subscribe to PP (with me as your demonstrator)!

Who: anyone who is a current subscriber or becomes a subscriber by midnight on 3/31

What: Snacks, crafting, card making, I will have a thank you gift for all of you.

When: Thursday April 17th from 6:30-9:30 pm.

Where: my house, up in the craft room

Why: because I set a goal to find two new subscribers by the end of the month (I’m trying to earn a free stamp set).

Want to come? It’s not too late to get in on the fun! Subscribe by midnight March 31st, while Stampin’ Up is running the current promotion and new Paper Pumpkin subscribers will also receive 5 Stampin’ Write Markers (a $14.95 value) absolutely free if you subscribe by March 31, 2014. The colors included in this set of markers are Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, and Primrose Petals.

What makes Paper Pumpkin better than other monthly craft subscription boxes:

  • Paper Pumpkin is affordable. Each monthly kit is just $19.95, and the price includes shipping. I have seen monthly craft kits run $30-$40 plus shipping.
  • Paper Pumpkin includes exclusive Stampin’ Up stamps that can’t be purchased anywhere else.
  • Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kits include easy to follow step by step instructions. If you aren’t feeling very creative, you can make the projects as shown.
  • The kits are versatile. If you are more creative, it is so easy to use the fun supplies to make other projects.
  • You can skip a month if you need to. There aren’t many monthly subscription boxes out there that let you opt out of a month.
  • Cancel at any time – without any hassle or having to jump through hoops. Unlike other monthly craft boxes that lock you into a 3 or 6 month agreement, with Paper Pumpkin there is no risk. You can stop your subscription at any time if you decide it’s not for you.
  • Only Paper Pumpkin subscribers can purchase past kits and refill kits. Stampin’ Up! made the decision to only offer these to PP subscribers. I’m so thrilled about that!
  • You will receive additional ideas, inspiration and bi-monthly get togethers for as long as you remain a subscriber. Just a way I want to say thanks to all who give it a try!

 

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Ready to come play in my craft room? This April 17th Paper Pumpkin Party is a $25 class value that you earn for free!

Please RSVP by April 14th, so I am sure to have enough goodies ready for our PP Party (wait, that doesn’t sound quite right) 🙂

Can’t make it? If you are one of my PP subscribers, I will get the party supplies to you by the end of April.

if you’re ready to sign up, just head over to http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com  (I will receive an email when you sign up).

Thanks! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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 www.mypaperpumpkin.com ***Free In Color Markers for all new subscribers until March 31st!!  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

Paper Pumpkin Contests

Good morning to all my crafty friends! *please be sure to read my new contest at the bottom of this post!

I wanted to share some photos from the Leadership event last week (from Stampin’ Up!)- they had a Paper Pumpkin contest- the challenge was to use Paper Pumpkin stamps and new products from the Occasions Catalog to create a fun new card. Here are my favorites:

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pp-post-1-17-14image-3                                         Valerie Taylor

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Tammy Martin

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Charlotte Walther

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Chelsey Christensen

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Monika Davis

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Jennifer Pitta

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Selene Kempton

If you want to see all 20 winners of the Paper Pumpkin competition, feel free to go check out the January 18th blog on the SU website.

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Paper Pumpkin will send you everything you need—stamps, ink, paper, and accessories—to create fun new projects every month. Each month is a different project and a complete surprise! And we’ve got an amazing Paper Pumpkin promotion going on right now: If you sign up for a new Paper Pumpkin membership by February 10, 2014, you’ll receive a FREE set of 2012–2014 In Color Stampin’ Write markers in your Welcome Kit—a $14.95 value! Can Paper Pumpkin get any sweeter? yes… read on!

As an added incentive from ME… (because Stampin’ Up! is offering a reward to all demonstrators who sign up new customers by January 25th) I am offering a contest to earn a free $25 gift certificate from me (can be used on classes or retired items from my table at our Retired Craft Sale on February 9th) for ANYONE who signs up to be a new Paper Pumpkin subscriber by January 25th. (that’s right- if I have 5 new subscribers by this Saturday- that’s over the next 6 days- all new subscribers will be given a $25 gift card from me- for my classes and retired items sale only). (That’s how much I want to win our SU reward!!)

Are you ready to give it a try? Here’s the link: My Paper Pumpkin

Be sure to type in my name Lynn Streifert, otherwise I won’t get credit for your subscription, and you won’t be entered into my contests.

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I am ALSO going to have a drawing on February 11th and issue another $25 gift certificate for one lucky winner who is a paper pumpkin subscriber of mine. (Even current subscribers will be entered into this contest). I will contact winners and will post here on my blog as well. This gift certificate will  be a little different- it can be used on any of my classes, events, retired items sale, and/or new products from any catalog. Won’t you please help me out? consider a paper pumpkin subscription… it is a lot of fun to do with the kids, or to give as a gift. Do you have a parent or grandparent that lives far away? or you don’t get to see them very often? give the gift of a paper pumpkin subscription and show them the love!

Any questions?? Please contact me (I know I changed up my contest a little bit- because I am so motivated to win a Stampin’ Up! grab bag). I’m looking for at least 6 new friends to subscribe. Hope you can help me out. THANKS!

Have a wonderful day. thanks for taking the time to read my blog, hope you have an awesome Sunday!

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 www.mypaperpumpkin.com ***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!

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

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

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