Need a Mother’s Day Gift Idea?

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Hi There Stamping Friends!

Stampin’ Up! has an adorable gift certificate if you’d like to order Paper Pumpkin for your mother for Mother’s Day:

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Or, if you’re a mom and you’d like to leave a hint with your kids or spouse, something you would really like this year, just forward this info to them and I’m happy to help them order a subscription for you!

Also, once you are a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, then you can get any of these past kits:

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April’s kit was super cute:

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Every month I have a special event in my home called My Paper Pumpkin Rewards Party, it is always the LAST THURSDAY of the month (November and December a new date will be selected- you will be invited if you are a subscriber)

Thursday night was my April Paper Pumpkin Rewards Party, I wanted to showcase some retiring stamps and teach some new techniques, here’s what we made:

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My next Paper Pumpkin Rewards Party is Thursday May 28th, not sure what we’ll make yet- but it will be 2 cards (most liking more “last chance” retiring stamp sets) You will receive an invite if you are one of my subscribers.

Here’s a link that takes you to my Paper Pumpkin website:

https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

 

Or contact me and I’m happy to help you place the order. If you purchase and your mother (or you) redeems the gift certificate (a code will be sent to you) by midnight May 10th, then you (or your mom) will receive this month’s (May 2015) kit. We don’t know what it is yet- but Stampin’ Up! offers a 100% guarantee that you will love it- if not, you can pick any past kit as a substitute (I’ve only had that happen a few times with my current customers).

Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by to read this blog post today!

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Creative Inkling Blog Hop- Happy Mother’s Day!

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Hi there Stamping Friends! Thanks for hopping this way on our Creative Inkling Blog Hop for April! Isn’t this a talented group of demonstrators? I am learning so many wonderful techniques from all of them.

This month the theme is Mother’s Day. This month in my club some ladies commented that it is a little hard for them as their mothers are deceased… I do plan alternate greetings for my customers so they can individualize their cards for what ever purpose they’d like. But this got me thinking about doing something other than Mother’s Day cards for this month’s hop. I did feature lovely floral cards and Mother’s Day cards in my clubs this month, here are some samples (in case you didn’t visit me this month): https://lynnzcrafters.com/2015/04/13/april-club-projects/

So I decided that what I wanted to show you is a Mother’s Tribute, using our lovely new Hello Life Project Kit (found on page 6 of the Spring Catalog). Here is the photo of what the collage frame looks like if you complete it exactly as is:

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Well the great thing about this kit, is it is super easy to customize and you can use the frame for many different purposes. you could change it out seasonally, or give it as a gift. Not sure if you can tell, but I used the clothespins, the frame and the shaker frame for my tribute display, so I have almost all the supplies I can reuse and make another display for another time.

For this month’s blog hop, I decided to use it as for a Mother’s Day Tribute to my dear Mother. I’m blessed to have a wonderful Mother and we live about 4 miles from each other, love that we can see each other often and we attend church together, it is a great time for the two of us.

 

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I have mounted this on my living room wall, it’s the first thing people will see when they enter my home. I used one of those awesome command hooks, I got the one for up to 5 pounds of weight.

Also- a reminder, It’s a great time to grab those labels framelits (they are a weekly deal for 25% off until 4/20 at midnight)…

If you would like to order this kit from my online store, here is a link and please use hostess code: SNGCRCUA

As a thank you for your order, I will email you the directions for how to make this Mother’s Day tribute as my free thank you!

(Please do NOT click the “no contact” button when you are filling in your information, or I won’t know who you are, and I won’t be able to send the tutorial to you. thanks).

Already have this kit, but you’d like my tutorial anyway? I’m giving it away free with all online orders of $25 or more from 4/20-4/30/15. Contact me if you have any questions.

I love to hear from you, so please leave a comment, I really enjoy reading them! thanks!

Well, thank you for stopping by today, and don’t forget to “hop” along to the next blog- by the talented Phyllis Shepherd

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or go back and take a peek at the blog by Colleen Vassos

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I really do enjoy reading your comments, would love if you would let me know what you think of this project, feel free to leave a suggestion or tell me how you would use this frame. Thanks for stopping by today! Have an awesome Monday. Be sure to stop back at the end of the week when I share all the hand-stamped birthday cards I’ve received- Yes, Earth Day is My Birthday 🙂

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If you would like to order this kit from my online store, here is a link and please use hostess code: SNGCRCUA

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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April Club Projects…

Hi there Stamping Friends, hope you had a nice weekend! I know I sure did, minus my lengthy trip to the laundromat, guess I’ll be shopping for a new washer/dryer this week, never a dull moment.

Today’s post is about the three cards for my monthly stamping club. Right now I have two that occur in my home and one at a friend’s house up in Hudson Falls. I’m always open to starting new clubs, so if you’d like more info- contact me and I can help brainstorm with you. I may have some openings in July when my next round of clubs start up again (either Saturday mornings or Monday nights).

This month I wanted to feature some cards that could be used for our next holiday – Mother’s Day. The beauty of these three cards is that they can be used for other occasions as well.

First up, this watercolor card is a case (copy-and-share-everything) from Amy I. another talented SU demonstrator. The stamp set used is called Mother’s Love and I have this in Photopolymer which makes it so easy to line up and stamp right where you want it.

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The colors I used are three of the 2014-2016 In-Colors- Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow. Glad these colors will be here another year, love them.

 

Next up is a card that I cased from Laura Milligan’s website made by another talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrator named Mary Waring that she received as a swap. I loved the use of Strawberry Slush and Elegant Eggplant together with the daffodil delight center, just an adorable card suitable for any occasion! I have to say of all the new floral stamp sets in the spring Occasions catalog, this Petal Potpourri bundle is one of my favorites!

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Some of my talented club friends stepped it up a notch and added some additional charm to this card:

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Last but not least is a card that incorporates a part of the Artisan kit (the beautiful rose stencil) and the stamp set called Painted Petals.  I also picked this set in Photopolymer because you can get such a gorgeous overlay and so easy to see where you are stamping. Love this so much.

 

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I have to say that I later found a card made by Jan Tink, it might have been on Pinterest and I internalized it or something… does that ever happen to you, a delayed inspiration?? Anyway, one of my club members, and downline, changed hers up a bit too, isn’t this gorgeous?

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So three pretty cards that my club ladies could use for many occasions.

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I have been toying with an idea for some time now, wondering if you would be interested in a “Class to Go” option? I would feature one stamp set and then prepare 3 to 4 projects (mostly cards) and you would purchase the stamp set and receive all the card stock, die cuts, buttons, ribbons, etc that you would need along with directions both written and a private link to a video on how to make the cards. Well, does that sound like something you would like? I know that the upcoming summer months will be challenging with so many various vacation and travel plans, so let me know if you might be interested. I’m going to spend some time this month on my first Class to Go option, let me know if you’d like more info.

 

Well thanks for stopping my my blog today, and thanks for all who shopped online and enjoyed the free shipping special last week, wasn’t that wonderful? Thank you!!

Happy Monday!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Hi There Stamping Friends!! I wanted to wish all of you a very Happy Mother’s Day! I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to spend this gorgeous day with my mother, sister, niece, aunt and cousins… we are traveling to Syracuse for brunch and then some family time at Onondaga Lake today. Fingers crossed that all goes well, but I have a feeling my grandmother will be looking down at us today so glad we could pull this off! mothersday Stampin’ Up! to the rescue- I love being able to make quick and simple bags, tags and gifts… I think my mom will love everything, most especially the spending time together part. mothersday2 Stampin’ Up!’s April Paper Pumpkin to the Rescue…. sometimes I agonize over what to make or how to commemorate a special day like Mother’s Day, and the recent kit was just perfect. Mother-day5-300x168 Hope you all have a very wonderful day! Come back tomorrow- I will have lots of photos of other stamping projects from this weekend! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lynn

Cards for Sale…

Hi there Stamping Friends! I hope you are all doing well! I know I promised you a newsletter, but I am still looking for space to do a large event- a Stamp Camp type event- with a Stamp-a-Stack theme… I have tons of ideas and not enough room in my craft room to pull them off. I really need YOUR input… where would you like to see me offer this event? Glenville, Saratoga, Colonie, Niskayuna, Albany, Ballston Spa, Burnt Hills, Schenectady?? Please leave me a comment if you’d like to attend this event, and which town would be best for you. (the projects will be similar to the Diva Day cards and totes I shared on my last post).

Here are some cards I spruced up from my retired cards/products box, and these cards will be going in my card rack for sale this Saturday at the Relay For Life Cancer Fundraiser at the Saratoga Springs Holiday Inn, 4/19 from 9 am to 4 pm. Don’t forget: FREE Admission & Fun for the Whole Family,  Get your picture taken with The Easter Bunny!  Over 40 Vendor will be in attendance!  More than $400 worth of prizes to be raffled off.  Face Painting! 


There will be many Craft Vendors as well as:
Joshua Kerr Chainsaw Carvings, Lia Sophia, Silpada, Thirty-One,  Madison Handbags, Dove Chocolate, Paparazzi,  Tastefully Simple, Pink Zebra, Origami Owl, Jewelry In A Candle, Wildtree, Arbourne, Beauty Counter, Pure Romance, Usborne Books, Mary Kay, Lemongrass, Miche, Anthena, 31, It Works, Stampin Up, Sentsy, DoTerra, and Tupperware. We will also have Delicious Sweets & Homemade Candy’s  from Sweet Nothing Candy Shop. Local Author Randi Tyler will be holding a book signing for her new book “I Probably Shouldn’t Poison My Mother”.

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Well, what do you think?? Would love to hear from you!

The new 25% off Weekly Deals start today, and are good until next Monday April 21st:

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I welcome your comments, it really makes my day! thanks!
~Lynn

April Club Cards

How was your week? I hope you all enjoyed the spring weather, finally! I’m thrilled to finally be getting back outside and started walking again.

I had activities every night this week and finally sat down last night to plan and start preparations for my club this month- nothing like cutting it close, whew.

I did some case-ing (again), I was so inspired by some awesome cards by fellow demonstrators in our local Stampin’ Up! group.

This first card was one we made last Sunday at our team get-together. The creators were Cathy K and Mary Beth W. Didn’t they do an awesome job? I love the watercolor paper- it holds up so nicely when you use the aqua painters.

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This second card was inspired by a card that the ever talented Jean Hall brought for our sharing table. I loved how she used the new woodgrain big background stamp, embossed it in early espresso, and turned it into the flower pot. So cut and easy. Know how to turn it into a flower pot? Use the biggest oval framelit to get that curved edge on the bottom, then slice off the sides at the angle you want. Pretty easy.

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The third card for my April club ladies is one that I designed, I really wanted to use the Trefoil Cross (single stamp in the Annual Catalog). I pulled some Wisteria Wonder DSP from my retired stash, it really made the card complete. I love doilies, don’t you?

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This card could be easily turned into confirmation, first holy communion, sympathy, wedding, thinking of you, or pastor appreciation card.

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I have a busy weekend planned, how about you? Any stamping plans? Hey- I have a favor to ask you- could you let me know what handmade item you would be likely to purchase at a craft fair? I have limited time and so many ideas, but I want to narrow it down to what people might be most interested in.
Don’t forget next Saturday is the Relay for Life Fundraiser at the Saratoga Holiday Inn on corner of Rt 9 and Rt 50 in Saratoga Springs. Hope to see you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
Lynn

Post-it and Hand Sanitizer Holders

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Hi there friends!
Wasn’t today a glorious day? I love when my niece Jordan and I can spend time together, had lunch with a dear friend, and did lots of crafting!

Do you know what’s under those covers above? Well, my title probably gave it away, but look:
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I love the little purse size hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works, I modified My friend/downline Jamie’s container she made for glue sticks a few months ago. I made these for the Spring Boutique event next Saturday April 20th, up in Lake Luzerne (please email me if need details/directions)! My email is LStreifert@nycap.rr.com

So my niece agreed to help me with some prep, here she is busy…. Do you know what she helped me make??
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I was originally planning to have her adhere our new flower trim to the acrylic frames (turn on their sides, they make a great post-it holder!!)… But Jordan saw the rhinestones, and I have to admit, these will attract anyone who likes a little bling! Jordan did an awesome job, I was so thankful for her assistance today!

Well, I have many more projects to finish, tata for now.
Until tomorrow, happy stamping!!
~Lynn Streifert