Fall Fun Bingo Night! 🍁

Well we had just a spectacular time last night at our fall fun bingo night! I rented my church hall so we could fit lots of friends who wanted to attend. I am so blessed to have the support and interest from all these wonderful ladies, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the delicious snacks you brought, yummy beverages, the delicious treats! Also for my helpers I could not do it without you!! I had my friend Laurie helped me with all the big shot work ahead of time, kudos to Nancy, Addie, MaryBeth, and Laurie for helping me set up the room. And deep thanks for Brigid and Sue who stayed to help with cleanup and put the room back together. I am so deeply grateful. ❤️

Because we had 25 ladies register in advance I needed to have five make and take projects as I had five people at each table. That is one more project than we normally do. But no one complained

This beautiful card is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) of my friend and fellow demonstrator Michelle I. She did this water coloring using our pencils with the new stamp set pleasant pheasants. {I was sad to have to tell the ladies that the chicken wire elements is turned off right now …they were so popular we sold out of them in just a couple weeks of this catalog being active.}

Now this sweet card I received as a swap in the mail from another demonstrator named Keri B and I did not have the stamps that she used on the original card so I substituted our burlap background stamp and just changed it up a bit.

I saw this card come through my Instagram feed earlier this month and decided to CASE (I knew it would be a perfect bingo card and one of the ladies to have a chance to use our alcohol markers called blends). the original creator was Alisa T. Can you see how beautiful the texture is from our new tin tile textured impression embossing folder? It looks just like the old fashion tin ceilings they used to have.

The fourth and final card was one I came up with recently when I had time to play in my craft room … I used a new set called peaceful place and it’s in the annual catalog. I decided to use it to showcase the beautiful fall foliage. To get the effect of the wet riverbed are used are fine tip glue pen and just spread some lightly on after the card was water colored and assembled.

Last but not least, take a look at this adorable little take out treat holder- it uses just a half of a sheet of card stock and I absolutely love our new toil and trouble DSP paired with the new spooky sweet bundle, aren’t those bats adorable?

And now are you ready to see who all the winners were last night?

I actually didn’t get a picture of two people last night, congratulations Marie who won the gift certificate and congratulations to Patty who won the final raffle of the night (which was a draw from all the tickets given out for attending, bringing a snack, dressing in fall clothing, and ordering from me last night.)

Well actually some people are little camera shy and didn’t want their photo taken, I understand.

I feel so blessed that 10 out of these 25 ladies are Stampin’ Up! demonstrator’s and came out to support me and I couldn’t be more thankful! Thank you everyone for your interest in stamping bingo nights, the next one is Friday night October 19! Let me know if you’re interested in attending and I will get you all the details.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code:  RG7AJGD6
~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!

They Surprised Me!

So Thursday night I headed off to Lisa’s house, one of my downline who volunteered to host our monthly team meeting. Little did I know that she decided to turn this into a surprise party for me in reaching the Gold Level with Stampin’ Up! (Which happened last Friday).

To say I was surprised is an understatement, and I truly felt so much love from everyone there and I am so deeply grateful and blessed to have this group of women in my life. Whoever would have thought a few stamps, ink, and paper almost 10 years ago would turn into a marvelous community of women who I consider my family?? My team is my tribe, and I am so blessed.

I rounded the corner onto her street and saw gigantic balloons spelling out the word GOLD; there were streamers, balloons, flowers, lights and everybody there was in on it!! They really surprised me! I have been on cloud nine all weekend and truly feel blessed to be the leader of this fabulous group of women called Lynnzcrafters! ❤️

Amye brought these fabulous gold photo frames and I took pictures with anyone who wanted. Some people are camera shy and I respect that.

Lisa had arranged with everyone to bring side dishes, she had a delicious cake made by a fabulous local baker; and Kara grilled our meat to perfection.

Lisa also prepared the card projects for our stamping time together and she gifted me with all the cards! It was an absolutely perfect night to stamp outside and enjoy the beautiful weather and togetherness!

I also received some fabulous gifts and handmade cards from these delightful women. Look at how they spoiled me:

I have to say I never would have turned cold if Jessica had not promoted to silver last Friday which triggered Lisa’s promotion to Silver elite, without both of those actions I would never have achieved the goal title. So to say I am grateful and feel so blessed is an understatement.

Heartfelt congratulations to both of you ladies for your new titles!

I came home late that night and set everything up on my hutch in my dining room so I could continue to enjoy their generosity.

We sure missed everyone who couldn’t be there that night, and one of our newest team members arrived a little late and I didn’t get her in any photos. Can you believe that there are 28 of us +2 adoptees? That means there are 30 Lynnzcrafters now, and growing. I am going to have to rent the church hall for next months get together so we are all comfortable my house is too small to fit us all.

I hope you enjoyed looking at these photos, would you like to join us? I would love to welcome you to our Lynnzcrafters Stampin’ Up! family!!

Have a wonderful day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 29QMJWNE 
~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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Designer Series Paper Showcase!

Hi there friends! So glad you came back to visit me today! This month our Creative Inking Bloggers are showcasing Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful Designer Series Paper, since we have 11 days left of our awesome Buy 3 Get 1 free Sale!

 

Click this photo to open the flyer in bigger view:

I have been using these amazing papers in all of my classes and clubs this month- so my customers can see how versatile these amazing papers are!

 

This card was one we did last month at my Stamp-a-Stack. I love the “Be Merry” Designer Series Paper, those mittens are super cute. I never had a chance to use Santa’s sleigh dies last year- was super glad it carried over to the Annual Catalog, it is so stinkin cute!

 

 

How cute are the little reindeer on this DSP? (this is from “Be Merry” as well!)

 

 

I love that Stampin’ Up! included the Painted Harvest DSP from the Holiday Catalog in this sale too! Every piece in this pack is stunning, and looks amazing with any greeting!

 

Delightful Daisy DSP and bundle are still a favorite and look amazing any time of year. How sweet and simple is this card?

I would love to hear which card is your favorite! Or, feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions about the products I used. (A short supply list is below).

Thank you so much for stopping by, are you ready to go see what the other ladies have in store for us? Click here to hop over to see what awesomeness Lori Mueller has for us this month:

 

Click here if you need to hop back to check out the fun with Colleen Vassos:

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: UPT7SU4C

~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 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!

Birthday Bash with Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop

Hello friends! Thank you for joining us for another one of our monthly blog hops with the Creative Circle Design Team, a small group of international Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators! Our team leader, Liz Holloway, keeps us all organized and gives us challenges and themes each month, it’s a wonderful source of inspiration! I hope you click on all the names at the bottom of this list to keep hopping along!

First I’d like to welcome  two more demonstrators to our CCDT. First up is a great friend of Liz’s and she is located in Abbotsford, BC. Please welcome Penny Hanuszak!

 

Next up is a wonderfully talented lady named Juan Ambida! She lives in Australia and is super talented! So glad to welcome both Penny and Juan to our cozy little group!

Since our theme this month is “Birthday Bash”, I wanted to show one of my summer birthday cards that I have created for the stampers in my August clubs.

I had to hold it closed to take the picture. Can you tell what kind of card it is?


Well if you guessed a card in a box pop up card then you are right!


Some of my club members requested a special pop up card when we were together last month and I came up with this design using our beautiful new birthday memories designer series paper! The trick with this type of card is to carefully lay out the pop up pieces before adhering them to the insert piece, as they must fit within the card or it won’t fit inside an envelope. I just love giving these cards to my friends- they are always so surprised when it pops open!

Want to know how to make this card? There are dozens of directions out there, but I wanted to simplify the process.

  • Start with 1/2 piece of cardstock cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Score the long side at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″
  • turn and score the short side at 2 1/2″ from the top.
  • Trim the slots open at the 2-4-6-8 inch score lines to the score line.
  • Cut away the small tab on the top 1/2″ (made next to the 8″ score line) and reserve this for your inside tab for the pop up pieces.
  • If you want more inserts for more items to pop up, they will need to match (1/2″ x 2 1/2″)
  • use strong adhesive (I used our Tear and Tape) on the 1/2″ bottom tab.
  • Decorate sides with coordinating DSP.

If you have any questions please let me know, I might just try a video if there is enough interest! (I have been wanting to try videos for some time now).

I treasure your comments, it means the world to me (to leave a me a comment, scroll to the very bottom and click “leave a response”- your email will not be published!)

Now just click the next name in the list below to continue hopping around the world:

 

 

Creative Crew Design Team Blog Hop “Birthday Bash” is here. Need some inspirations, click on the links below to see what our team has come up with.

1. Liz Holloway
2. Lynn Streifert
3. Kate Creasey
4. Juana Ambida
5. Lolascrap
6. Penny Hanuszak

 

Guess what? I am getting VERY close to earning the next Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Alaska! I have until September 30th to earn the remaining points. I have been working very hard since the new year started on October 1, 2016. Of course, most of you know I had to cancel lots of events with my dear mother’s battle with cancer up to her death last November. Then I switched jobs and am away from home 2 1/2 hour more each day, which is less time spent on my Stampin’ Up! business. But the good news is, my customers and downline have been so helpful, and I’m in the home stretch. I am getting ready to announce my big $1000 Workshop, stay tuned for all the details in tomorrow’s post. (Any size order is super helpful, as is a Paper Pumpkin subscription, joining my team, or hey- just buying my  handmade cards from me too). Hope you come back tomorrow for all the details!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy our hop!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code:  DM7VWPBK

~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 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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We Create Blog Hop June!

 

 

 

Welcome to the June edition of the We Create Blog Hop- a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who hope to show you some ways you can “step-up” your projects with a few simple modifications.

First up is a simple card that my guests will be making at my Open House tomorrow night- I always like to have a little Make-and-Take featuring new products whenever I have a New Catalog Launch Party. This card features our New Very Vanilla Note Cards! Love them so much! This card also features a stamp set from my favorite new bundle- Wood Words. Love the Wood Grain Designer Series Paper Stack too (this little 6″x 6″ stack is a MUST HAVE- every piece is wood grain, and the front/back match each other! perfect for our little wood crates!!)

For my stepped up version of this card, I added the little rooster, a breeze to make with our awesome new dies! I used one piece of the wood crate and folded it over to make this card front. I used Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler inks.

What do you think? I love to hear from you- just scroll all the way to the bottom and leave me a comment, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment, I treasure every single one.

Also, if you are interested in joining my 2017 Ribbon Share, there is still time, just scroll below to learn more!

 

Thanks so much for reading this blog post, now just click the “next” button to see what the amazing Kimberley has for us this month:

 

 

Also- Here is my new Customer Rewards Loyalty Program, new for this Catalog Season June 1, 2017-May 31, 2018:

https://lynnzcrafters.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/lynnzcrafters-shopping-rewards.pdf


Ribbon Shares are Here!

With the launch of the new 2017-18 Catalog on June 1st, I have been working on a new Ribbon Share deal for you. It was a little more difficult this year as we have over 50 new ribbons in the new catalog and they are absolutely gorgeous! It was a hard decision to make, but I am finally ready to promote my 2017 Ribbon Shares!

Here are the details of my 2017 Ribbon Share: 

  • $50 per person for each ribbon share, plus shipping (or you can pick up at my house).
  • You will receive 2 yards each (consecutive cuts) from 10 new ribbon types, with 34 colors/styles for a grand total of 68 yards of new Ribbon!
  • Payment is due in Full by June 3rd, and will work in groups of 5 people per share (all the ribbons I have selected are in 10 yard rolls, so I need 5 people to make up a “share”). If I don’t have enough to complete a share, I will go in the order that I received payment to fulfill the request.
  • I will order all the ribbons on June 3rd and they should arrive by June 13th if nothing goes on back-order. I will need a few days to cut/wrap and prepare the ribbons for you. My goal is to have it ready by June 17th (so I can bring them with me to the BOGO sale, if all goes well).

Here’s what you will be getting 2 yards each of the following ribbons/colors:

  1. 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in 5 colors: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, and Tranquil Tide
  2. 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding in 4 colors: Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Night of Navy, and Peekaboo Peach
  3. 1/4″ Stiched Edge Ribbon in 4 colors: Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, and Rich Razzleberry
  4. 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon in 3 colors: Crumb cake, Soft Sky, and Whisper White
  5. 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon in 3 colors: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo and Lemon-Lime Twist
  6. 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon in 4 colors: Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, and Powder Pink
  7. 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon in 3 colors: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive
  8. 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in 5 colors: Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum
  9. Mini Sequin Trim in Basic Black
  10. 3/8″ Metallic-Edged Ribbon in Gold and Silver

*I am using hostess benefits to throw in the Basic Black Mini Sequin Trim and the Silver and Gold Metallic-Edged Ribbon as additional ribbons for you.

**If you were to purchase all of these 34 rolls of ribbon yourself, it would be over $300 to purchase these with tax and shipping.


Well, that’s it for today, thanks for visiting me twice today, it’s funny how the calendar works sometimes I have 2 Blog Hops on the same day.

If you are thinking of ordering anything  please use Hostess Code: 3MQFGQFP

~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: 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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Creative Inking- Thankfulness Blog Hop

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Hello Again,

I was in two blog hops that happened to fall on the same day, today! And our theme here with the Creative Inking crew is also Thankfulness… it is such a great theme, and I am full of thankfulness- for my loving family, the doctors and nurses and medical staff who have helped us with my sweet mother’s battle with cancer and my sister-in-law’s battle with Crohn’s disease. The past two months have been a whirlwind of emotions and change for our family, but through it all our faith is sustained. I have needed a lot of cards to express my thanks, if you saw my post this morning, I used my beloved owl punch to create a card and little house. Now tonight, I’m featuring two simple fall cards that you could customize for any occasion!

Today’s card is for the Community Hospice staff who have given my mother such excellent care, just wanted to create something to tell them how much they are appreciated. I hope my card inspires you- is there someone you’d like to thank? I’d love to help you create a special, individualized card of appreciation.

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
I was so very happy that the Vintage Leaves stamp set from last year’s Holiday catalog carried over to our new 2016-17 Annual Catalog. These leaves are so versatile and there are thousands of ideas on Pinterest with this set. The coordinating Leaflets Framelits dies make cutting a piece of cake with the big shot. (List of supplies is below).  I love this color palette: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Garden Green. (I water-colored the die cut leaves to give them more texture and definition and so they would “pop”).

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
This technique is pretty simple, just water color (I used our Aqua Painters) the same color ink that you used to stamp the image. It fills in nicely on the leaves. Be careful to not “over-saturate” the image as this is our very vanilla cardstock- just go over once, or the paper will “pill”. For this card I added a mason jar from “Jars of Love” bundle, I have been noticing lots of different colored canning jars out there. What do you think of this version?

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!

Don’t worry about going outside the lines, you’re going to cut them out anyway. Isn’t coloring relaxing?

Are you ready to go see what the amazing Sandy Mott has created this month? Me too, just click the “next” button below:

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Or if you need to hop backwards, here’s the link for Kristine’s blog, just click the “prior” button below:

 

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Here are the supplies I used for today’s cards:

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment – just scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and you will see a box that says “Leave a Reply”… I do have to approve all comments (too many spammers out there, sorry). Thanks, have a great evening!

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

~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: 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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