October Club Projects…

Good morning friends, how are you? I have missed blogging, it has been a very busy week and I was knocked down a couple days with a virus, all I could accomplish was resting on the couch and watched some shows on my DVR…. Cedar Cove, Parenthood, and Big Bang, all caught up. Good thing I was so productive last weekend getting ready for club and my 6th Annual Columbus Day Stamp-a-Stack. Want to see some projects?  Let me know which one is your favorite, I love to hear from YOU!

First up is a card that I cased (copy and share everything) – the minute I saw this punch art turkey, I knew I had to case it. Thanks to Aly S. for the inspiration! Love this card, and the sentiment from “Mingle all the way” fits perfectly, right?? If you’re not in my club, and would like one of these cards, I am taking orders, and can mail them to you (or deliver if local) in plenty of time for Thanksgiving. Also, can do custom Halloween cards too, it’s not too late. $3.50 if mailing or $3 each for local customers. Let me know what you think. thanks.


 

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Next up is a stamp set I have used a few times, but I can’t get enough of the cardinal, so I changed this one up, featured these framelits before I knew they were a “weekly deal”- would you like to save money? Our weekly deals are 25% off original price and good for 7 days only, they launch every Tuesday morning and expire every Monday night at midnight MT.

 

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Card #3 for club members this month is this card, I really wanted to feature the new stars, can you believe I hadn’t made a card with them yet??
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Last but not least, yes 4 projects this month, is this cute santa box, case from Pinterest (by Lynn Starzl)- I love all the inspiration from Pinterest, don’t you?

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So that’s it for today, whew, that was a lot of typing… I will post my 7 cards from my 6th Annual Columbus Day Stamp a Stack later this week, need to go finish getting ready.

Hope you all are enjoying this beautiful weekend! Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today! Would love to hear from you!!

Hostess code for October is:  JTV6AMRW

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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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!

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Blendabilities Class!

Hi There! I wanted to share with you the three cards I came up with to showcase the Blendabilities Bundle that I offered last month. Six wonderful women took me up on my offer and they will be joining me this week for a FREE coloring class, and they will get to make these three cards!

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I was very happy to see Vivid Vases carry-over from our spring catalog, it is a great stamp to start learning to color using blendabilities. The vases just lend themselves to needing “blending”…

 

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This card was inspired by another demonstrator, Jan Tink, I just loved her color combinations and use of the camera paper. I changed my card up a tad bit.

 

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I think Blended Bloom is one of the nicest single stamps we’ve ever offered, it is so versatile and perfect for practicing with Blendabilities! the shading and color combinations are endless!!

 

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In case you want to try to make these cards yourself, here are the ingredients for these three cards:

 

I am happy to repeat this FREE class for anyone who orders 6 sets of Blendabilities (or any combo $75 or more order including your own blendabilities) from me. I believe in teaching you how to use these wonderful alcohol markers and really want you to be confident using them. There are some great tips and tricks I’ve learned and I’m happy to pass them on to you- there is a learning curve with these new markers, but don’t be afraid, I’m here to help!
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today, I really appreciate all of you so much and hope to stamp with you sometime soon! Would you please leave me a comment and let me know which of these three cards you like the most? Or leave me a comment about Blendabilities- or a question- I’m so happy to get your comments (and it helps my blog stay in the search engine universe when people are “liking” or “commenting” on my posts).

If you need any of these items, just click the picture and it will take you right to my online store, so you can shop at your leisure!
Hostess code for August is: YA7CNZND in my online store at: http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net

*note if your order is over $150.oo- then don’t use the hostess code- as you will be eligible for $25 free hostess shopping dollars good on your order!

And don’t forget that if you purchase the Big Shot this month, you get to pick out a FREE Bundle!! (Choice of four)- let me know if you have any questions!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by my blog today! I really treasure your comments, so I hope to hear from you today! Thanks!!!

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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Have a wonderful day!

Inspire.Create.Share.2014- Post 5-The Make-and-Takes were Amazing!! (Spoiler Alert for September Paper Pumpkin!)

Hi Stamping Friends!

Are you enjoying all the photos from Convention?? It’s going to be really hard to decide what ones to print for my Project Life album I’m going to make, and I’m also thinking that while MDS Professional Printing is 20% off this month, I might as well make a little brag book of the trip too, right? Decisions, decisions- so hard sometimes! Actually- that was a problem I encountered in Salt Lake City last week- too many decisions to make! What classes to attend, where to eat, what sessions to go to?? It was kinda overwhelming at times, and a few times I found myself almost frozen with indecision- “someone else decide- I’ll go with the flow” soon became my mantra- for it was easier and helped me stay calm. I think I’ll be better prepared next year- as I’ll know what the huge crowds will feel like, and I hope to be in much better shape next year- working on it day by day!

Here are some of the new products we were able to play with, as well as some of the projects we were able to make:

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This duo was actually made by Amye (as I forgot elements of my kit back in the hotel so I didn’t make this card set at Convention), do you like it? All our stampers attending our Stamp-a-Stack event on Monday night will get to make one version of this card- the simple version on the left or the stepped up version on the right (with some minor substitutions for the clip)

 

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I don’t know about you- but I am super duper excited about the September Paper Pumpkin kit! See those cute burlap bags, orange sequin trim, mini clothespins, and stamp set?! This is going to be a popular one for sure- and hey- if you’re not a subscriber yet and you want to be sure to get this great set- sign up by August 10th and you’ll get the  August kit (we also got to see it but not play with it- it is an awesome versatile birthday set) and September kit for HALF OFF (new subscribers).

Remember that I have a Paper Pumpkin Thank You Party- I will run my report each month, I’ll see who purchased the monthly kit- and then you will receive an email from me with the details of the Free Party! Next one is August 20th!! (You will need to have signed up or pre-ordered your kit by August 10th to get the invite for this one).  What do you think of the little burlap treat bags?? Cute right? If you don’t celebrate Halloween, there is a stamp that says “Eat Something Sweet” with this set. Amye, Jamie and I decided to make ours all up differently to show you the versatility of the stamps and stickers that come in this kit!  I will be having a Paper Pumpkin Party in September- right now I’m looking at 9/24, but I do want to wait a bit and see if Wednesdays will work for my subscribers.

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Amye, Val and I went to a “Master Class” with the Watercolor Wonder Simply Created Kit that will premiere in the new Holiday Catalog on August 28th. I am planning a class with this kit- it is so versatile and awesome!!

Stampin’ Up! is having a little contest on Pinterest and the card that gets the most “Pins” and “Likes” is going to win some amazing prizes- hope you would consider helping me out by voting for my card:

If you already “Pinned” and “Liked” it- many thanks! If you want to “Send” the card to anyone to vote-I’d be happy about that too!

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Project Life insert! Love this 6×8″ size!! (I made my  niece a big 12×12″ album for a graduation present, but I can see that this smaller size would be perfect for vacations, special occasions where you aren’t trying to insert 400 photos or more!!)  Notice anything new??? That’s right- we are coming out with a new handheld stapler- and our new Blendabilities markers can color the staples! Talk about coordination!! Love it, so easy to use!

 

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This one I’m going to use for my Convention x Project Life x Stampin’ Up! Album!

 

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These little journals made an appearance in the new Annual Catalog- they come in a two pack! (They used to be in the Paper Pumpkin “Try it Kit” but they decided to just bring over the journals as they were widely popular)! Brandi Barnard taught us several awesome tricks on how to cut this baby in half to make 2 mini notebooks out of one! So cute! Great for anyone in direct sales who needs to keep a notebook in the car to track mileage! Or for you to take to the doctor’s office to jot down notes so you don’t forget what the doctor says to you! (at least that’s how I’m going to use mine!)

 

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Many of you have been asking if Stampin’ Up! was going to introduce any new tools or products, well I’m happy to say that after the huge success of the Envelope Punch Board, we once again teamed up with an awesome company and are launching the new Gift Box Punch Board when our Holiday Catalog goes live on August 28th!! It comes with directions/dimensions to make at least 15 different size boxes from 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ (used a 6 x 6″ piece of paper for the one I am holding) all the way up to a 12″ x 12″ piece of paper/card stock to make a 4″ x 4″ x 4″ box. I say “at least 15 size boxes” because I’m sure some genius mathematician or engineer has figured out how to make more than square boxes out of this baby. Want to get your hands on this ASAP?? I am taking “Pre-Orders” for the Gift Box Punch Board- it is $19.95 plus tax/shipping/handling which will be $23.71 total. I am going to accept pre-orders and payment for these up to August 25th (checks and cash will be deposited on 8/26 so the payment is in my account by the date I order- August 28th) – if you want to be sure to get your order in before they run out of stock (remember what happened last year when the Envelope Punch Board launched?? Back order status within the first month)- Let me know if you want “IN” on this new tool!! For everyone who pre-orders this Gift Box Punch Board from me, I have a free class on September 18th where I will teach you all the ways to use your new board! If you can’t make the class- you can make arrangments to pick up your punch board and I will email you the PDF tutorial of tips and tricks for using your new tool!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I met these ladies while waiting in line to use the new gift box punch board- they are from Syracuse and Utica, NY! Small world! Hi Marilyn, Jan and Virginia- I hope to stay in touch with you and meet up with you again sometime! You helped the time go by quickly while waiting in line!

 

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Here is a somewhat close up of this awesome new tool in action!

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I learned an important “tip” from one of the concept artists and an SU employee who has had lots of time to practice with this new tool! Can’t wait to share lots of tips and tricks with you!! Can’t wait to get this in your hands!

 

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I also got to color with some experts on Blendabilities! Learned a lot of tips and tricks for using these new alcohol markers! Have planned my reward class for all those who ordered the Blendabilities Bundle deal through me- will email you all to see if the date works for you, stay tuned!

 

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Also new in the Holiday Catalog is this amazing bundle! The Wonderous Wreath Stamp Set is in Photopolymer (they explained the strategy behind Photopolymer at convention- it is being used for all the two step stamping or when there will be a need to layer. Also, alphabet stamps are all going to be photopolymer from now on too. They made an announcement that they are going to launch each new monthly set on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and they are going to guarantee availability for at least 6 months! That will help me plan classes and event better- twice the set I purchased sold out before I ever got to use it, but now that won’t happen, yippee!

Notice anything else in this photo above? the Wreath stamp set and framelits will have tabs for ease in lining up- no more time wasted trying to line up the framelits with the stamped image, love it!

 

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I am going to turn this into a card, will post when done!

 

The rest of these cards were given to me by very generous, friendly demonstrators… I ran out of time and never got my swaps done- and when these kind people found out- they gave me their swaps anyway! WOW- I was just blown away- that is so selfless, and I am deeply grateful to Meg, Kristen, Amanda, Joanne, and Amye for sharing with me! Thanks so much guys- it really means a lot to me! I love these cards!

 

 

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Well, I think that’s about it now, thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a great 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 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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Patriotic Summer Banner Class

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Although I didn’t get this made before summer officially started, I did finish it on Sunday morning and boy, I am sure happy with how it came out. As soon as I saw that Stampin’ Up! came out with new stencils, I was so excited about the possibilities! I purchased both our new Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks and Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks. They are different size dots and stripes than the stencils in the Build a Banner kit, and I knew the stars and stripes would look amazing done in Real Red, Night of Navy and I threw in some Smoky Slate for the letters. Also to the rescue were the new Star Framelits and this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit!!! How stinkin’ cute are the pinwheels??? I adore them and I think they are just the perfect touch on the “Summer” banner… what do you think? OH, also, I used the NEW glimmer paper and the cute little star punch from our new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (I have been using those 3 new little punches on almost every project since they’ve arrived here).

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Can’t wait for this class on Thursday! And for more patriotic themed projects! Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit, and I hope you have a nice day!
~Lynn

Baseball Birthday Card

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Friday was my nephew Ethan’s 7th birthday, and he is a big baseball fan, so I thought this card would be super cute for him for his birthday card this year. It was super quick to make thanks to the Big Shot, the Circle Card Thinlit set (which included that cute mini chevron shape that worked perfect for the baseball), the 2 1/2″ circle punch, the new mini star punch from our new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, the only tricky part was attempting to line up the edge of the piercing template to follow the curve of the ball (I just hand cut that curve from the punched circle).  Saw a card similar on Pinterest, what would I do without that website?

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Ethan really seemed to like his card, it was super quick to make.

 

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I had a super weekend with lots of fun with Ethan for his birthday dinner and then the next day his birthday party. I forgot how funny a group of 7 year old boys could be.

Thanks for everyone who signed up for the ribbon share- the order went in last night, I’m so excited to get my hands on all that new ribbon!

I sent my next newsletter out via Mail Chimp, let me know if you’d like to be added to my e-newsletters!

*Don’t forget to save the date- next Monday June 30th from 4-8 pm is our HUGE Indoor Retired Stampin’ Up! and Other Craft Supplies Garage Sale!

Address is 2810 Curry Road, Schenectady NY 12303 (This is the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary building).

Please help us spread the word! Hope to see you there!

 

Thanks for stopping by today to read my blog, I always appreciate your visits and comments! Happy Monday!

~Lynn

Awesome Stamp Camp!

Happy Monday Friends!

Yesterday was our first Lynnzcrafters Stamp Camp in Scotia- it went really well! I think the pictures speak a thousand words:

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One of the highlights of Stamp Camp for ME was learning that Tiffany Williams decided to join the Stampin’ Up! Family and she signed up to be on my team! Welcome Tiffany!! I can’t wait to stamp some more with you!!

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I had to throw this last picture in there- since we were so close to Jumping Jacks, Amye, Jamie and I decided to grab dinner after stamp camp… Jamie ordered the same burger as Amye and I- only she didn’t know a Jackburger is a double burger- too funny!

Shout out to Amye, Jamie, Judy for all their help with set up and helping all the stampers! ANother shout out to Sheila and Nicole for helping us with clean up at the end. Special thanks to all who attended- I didn’t get pictures of you all, bummer- I was trying to get every stamper in action- but I missed several of you.

The room was nice and cool, spacious and very conducive to our Stamp Camp- we might be back again. THe cards we made/collected will be sent to the Wounded Warriors by June 20th- if you couldn’t make it to Stamp Camp, and you want to donate some hand-made cards- please let me know and I’ll be happy to collect them from you to include in our package.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I appreciate your time!
I sent out an email this morning about my new Ribbon Share- I’ll blog about the details tomorrow, so come back to visit! thanks!

Lynn Streifert, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Happy Memorial Day! and The Paper Players Challenge#197

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Hello Stamping Friends!

On this Memorial Day my post is short and sweet, first- many thanks to all the Men, Women and their Families who have served in our country’s military and/or who are serving us now. Thank you for your bravery and your sacrifices! I am humbled by your generosity and thankful for people like you.

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Today I needed to make two quick cards, and I decided to try The Paper Players: Challenge #197

here is the sketch:

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And here are my two cards that I needed- a thank you and a congratulations new baby boy card. All supplies are Stampin’ Up!

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Let me know if you would like the supply list for either card and I’ll be happy to post it.

I spent a few hours finishing up my first Mail Chimp e-Newsletter this morning. I merged all my email lists of stamping customers, people I’ve met at craft/vendor fairs, and those who asked to be added to my newsletters. If you didn’t receive it, please let me know and I will get it right out to you. The newsletter has all the photos of the cards we are making for Stamp Camp and I extended the deadline until June 1st to register. We have several spots still available, so if you’d like to attend, please let me know- email me at LStreifert@nycap.rr.com

I hope you all have a very Happy Memorial Day!

Thank you for taking time out of your day to come visit my blog.

Lynn