My Digital Studio is BACK!!

MDSI am so happy to report that Stampin’ Up! has opened up our new online printing options for My Digital Studio products!! Can I hear a Whoo-Whoo!! So excited!
Our My Digital Studio print services opened back up yesterday (Wednesday July 16th). To show our appreciation for your patience, we will be offering a 20% discount on all of our print products through the end of the month. You will be able to place orders for print products at the discounted price through the end of day on Thursday, July 31 at 11:50 PM (MT). You can see the promotional pricing here with this flyer: MDS Price List July 20% off

Oh and don’t forget that we are having a big Stamp-a-Stack on July 28th! Be sure I have your registration form by July 21st (Space is limited to first 30 paid stampers!)

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today!

~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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Changes to My Digital Studio Print Options

Happy Friday to all my Crafty Friends! I saw an update on our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator website and I wanted to share it with you, as I know several of you have tried, purchased, or are considering My Digital Studio. This is exciting to me to see that SU takes our feedback and is ALWAYS working on “ways to improve” and I just love that about them.

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Here’s the scoop:

As announced in April, we are making some changes to our My Digital Studio product line. Here’s some more information about the upcoming changes to our print products.

In June, we are switching to a new print vendor. We are excited about this new relationship and their high quality product offering! Because of this transition, we need to make a few changes to our product mix-including discontinuing some items, changing prices and options on a few carryover items, and introducing several items. These changes will also require us to temporarily shut off ordering starting on May 31. (We anticipate that ordering will be down for two weeks.)

Discontinuing Items

On May 30, the following items will be discontinued. If you are working on any of these project types or want to order additional copies of previously completed projects, you have to place your orders before they are gone at 11:59 PM (MT) on May 30.

 Item  Size  Reasoning
 Linen Photobooks 11″ x 8-1/2″ Our new printer doesn’t currently offer linen photobooks, and we’ve had low order quantities in the past.
 Leather Photobooks 5″ x 5″
8″ x 8″
11″ x 8-1/2″
8-1/2″ x 11″
12″ x 12″
We’ve had low order quantities and would have incurred significant price increases to keep these.
 Hard Cover Photobooks 5″ x 5″ We would have incurred significant price increases to keep these. We will continue to offer a 5″ x 5″ Soft Cover Photobook at a competitive price.
 Board Books* 8″ x 8″ Our new printer doesn’t currently offer these, and we’ve had low order quantities in the past.
 Hard Cover Journals* 6-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ We would have incurred significant price increases to keep these. Instead, we decided to move to a Soft Cover Journal with two binding options.
 Tags* 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
We would have incurred significant price increases to keep these. We suggest using new Project Life cards (see below) for tags.

 

*As you know, we have a variety of digital downloads with these specific project type templates. We are working on a fix in the software so that your previous projects will convert to a new project offering. For example, a  6-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ Hard Cover Journal project would convert to the new Soft Cover Journal. We’re working on fixes for the other discontinued project types.

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Changes to Carryover Print Products
We worked with our new vendor where possible in order to keep costs low. Unfortunately, we need to make some small price and option changes to several of our carryover items. Watch for more information with all the new prices soon.

 Item  Size  Reasoning
All Hard Cover Photobooks Black and white endsheet options only Our new printer does not offer the same variety of endsheet options. We examined ordering trends and found that the majority of the books ordered had black or white endsheets, so we’ve decided to continue forward with those two options.
White fly sheet, same as our Soft Cover Photobooks The vellum fly sheet would have caused an additional increase in the cost per book.
All Photobooks and Additional Pages Price increases There are increased manufacturing costs.
Individual Pages Price increases There are increased manufacturing costs.
Minimum order quantity  of 10 The majority of orders exceeded our previous minimum of five. Our prices would have increased even further if we kept the minimum at five, so we felt this was a good compromise.
Calendars Price increases There are increased manufacturing costs.
Cards Printed on heavier weight cardstock Our new printer offers higher quality cardstock at a comparable price.

 

New Print Products

We are excited to introduce the following items soon:

 Item  Size
Perfect Bound Soft Cover Journals 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, 80 double-sided lined pages
Spiral Bound Soft Cover Journals 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, 80 double-sided lined pages
Project Life Cards** 3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 3″
4″ x 4″
4″ x 6″ and 6″ x 4″

 

**Optional rounded corners for additional cost

Print Ordering Downtime

Watch for more information, prices, and pictures for these new items in the coming days and weeks. As you can imagine, this shift will require some work on the back end before we roll out the new products. We need to make changes in the software and get everything set up with our new printer which will require us to turn off print ordering. We anticipate that the changes will take us about two weeks, starting on May 31. Again, if you are working on any discontinuing project types or will need an order during the downtime, please place your orders before 11:59 PM (MT) on May 30.

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Here is a link to my online store that has our Freebies:   http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryID=1488

Also- here were some specials I want to remind you about, always trying to SAVE YOU MONEY!!

Don’t forget that we announced this week we are having an awesome BLOW OUT SALE!!   From now until June 4th, there is a huge sale on items in the retirement lists. Hurry, offer is while supplies last.

Shop my online store at http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net   Type in the hostess code: UHRBGZ9B. By using the hostess code you will save on shipping too! If there are enough orders to earn hostess credits then I will put all the names in a hat and draw a winner for earning all the hostess rewards.

Paper Pumpkin is half off until May 23rd, just go to http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com sign up for our monthly craft kit in the mail, type in “shellideal” in the promotion box and fill in your contact info, and be sure to select me, Lynn Streifert, Glenville, NY as your demonstrator. (If you are already a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, type in shellideal and see if you can earn the 1/2 off discount too!

Well, that’s all for now, hope you all have a Happy Friday and wonderful Memorial Weekend!! What are your crafty plans?

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog!

Lynn

 

Need Help with My Digital Studio??

So, you have MDS and now you’re looking for a little help to get started? These classes are perfect for you. You can check them out in my online store, or click for more details to see a blog post that highlights the projects that the classes teach you to make.

What’s so special about these classes? They are packed with all the content of a regular download, but instead of giving you the designed template, we give you a video with step-by-step instruction on how to create the projects from scratch.

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Any Year Calendar
(item 136800)

 

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Party Party Ensemble
(item 137116)

 

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For The Home Ensemble
(item 137824)

Ready to check out the Online Classes?? Here’s a link to check them out:

http://www.mydigitalstudio.net/classes

If you go to my online store: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lynnstreifert/  and click “Shop” and then enter the item # (there are more than just the three I have posted here) you will get the download, plus the videos and online class, it’s really quite a bargain!

Let me know what you think!

Have a great day, thanks for stopping by to visit my blog…. and remember that My Digital Studio has a free 30 day trial offer!!

good luck,

Lynn

 

St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

The concept artists at Stampin’ Up! are a talented bunch, wish I had thought of all these fun kids crafts!! Thought that you might enjoy seeing Cindy B.’s creations from our Stampin’ Up! blog… these crafts are so easy, if you have our heart punches and a few other supplies. Let me know if you need any of these items!

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Make rainbows using the Big Shot and Circles Collection Framelits Dies. Create the pot using the Word Window and 3/4″ Circle Punches.

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Don’t you love the new Banner Framelits Dies and the Mini Metallic Clothespins? The Happy St. Patrick’s Day sign was designed using MDS -my digital studio software, the download is called “Luck O’ the Irish”. It is then adhered to Champagne Glimmer Paper.

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To make the leprechaun trap: adhere Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (Gumball Green chevron) to an empty oatmeal box. Cut a border using the Big Shot, Large Scallop Edgelits Dies, and Gold Foil Paper. Cut the top using the Big Shot, Circle Collection Framelits Dies, and Gold Foil Paper. Use Gold Foil Paper, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Gold Baker’s Twine, the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and MDS to make the sign. (Use a hot glue and straws to assemble the “wee” ladder.) And if you love those pom-poms—get them for free with the Heartfelt Banner Kit when you spend $50.00 through March 31. (because it’s Sale-A-Bration time!)

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Make “leprechaun footprints” using Gumball Green ink and the Baby Prints Stamp Set.

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Basic Rhinestone Jewels add a bit of bling to our four-leaf clovers. For even more sparkle and shine, we tied the package with Gold Sequin Trim

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I think these crafts would be perfect for the classroom, the office, or your own home St. Patrick’s Day display. I am going to try to whip some of these up for my hutch. Will post pictures when I make them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog- hope you enjoyed this share today.
Lynn

Valentine’s Bash was a Blast!

I forgot to show you pictures from our fun Valentine’s Day Bash on Monday! (I’m sorry to admit, I’m getting more forgetful).

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I had a full house here- for me that is 8 stampers in my craft room. But I forgot to take photos of the second table, they made the cards and treat holder first, and I didn’t get any action shots of them. Sorry Amy, Tatiana, Amy and Mary Beth! (Remind me next time, unless you’re camera shy).

We really had a blast making these banners! I’m sorry to say they are not a current item. I did stock up on some banner kits in December before they went away from the Holiday Catalog.
I probably should have ordered more, dare I hope they make it into the new catalog in June???

I’m thinking of doing a “SPRING” banner class, what do you think? Would you be interested? Trying to figure out future banner classes (and other classes).

Here’s my supply list (of what’s current):

Framed Art Piece: My Digital Studio Download “Be Mine Frameable Designer Template” item # 129349 Price $1.95 (print in color on Whisper White cardstock)

Happy Valentine’s Day Treat Holder: Very Vanilla Envelope (item #107300 $6.50 for package of 40); Teeny Tiny Wishes item#128748 $36.95 wood mount or item#127802 $26.95 clear mount. (this set has 24 stamps and includes most of the holidays!); Flowerful Heart Stamp** item#134617 $9.95 wood mount only. Ink pads: Real Red and Coastal Cabana. Ribbon: Real Red 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon item #119251 $5.95 (10 yards).

Straight to my Heart Card: Love You More stamp set** item#131850 $21.95 (wood) or #131853 $16.95 (clear), Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes** item#134609 $5.95 pack of 12; Markers: Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana. Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder item#132187 $7.95 (use with big shot or other machine); Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (will be available 1/28/14-3/31/14 during SAB). Heart framelits (use with big shot or other machine). Red Glimmer Paper item#121790 $4.95. Small heart punch item#117193 $5.95.

Happy Heart Day Card: Tags 4 You (carried over from Holiday Catalog, item#131823 clear $15.95, #131820 $19.95 wood mount); Bracket Label Punch item # 132153 $15.95 (also carried over from Holiday Catalog), Tape it Stamp Set item #130712 $26.95 wood mount or item #130715 $18.95 clear mount. Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes** item#134609 $5.95 pack of 12; Red Glimmer Paper item#121790 $4.95. Small heart punch item#117193 $5.95. Ink Pads: Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana

LOVE Banner: features some retired items: Build a Banner Kit and More Amore DSP (it IS available while supplies last on the clearance rack, item#129309 for only $5.19). Owl builder punch item#118074 $16.95, Silver 1/8” Ribbon item #132137 $4.95, Silver Glimmer Paper item#124005 $4.95, Red Glimmer Paper item#121790 $4.95, Small Heart Punch item#117193 $5.95; Full Heart Punch item#119883 $16.95, 4 Ink pads: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Primrose Petals, and Pink Pirouette. Various ribbons and paper scraps for embellishing banner.

**These are Valentine’s items that are only available until January 27th, 2014.

I would love to hear from you- do you need any Valentine’s supplies? What project do you like the most here?

Have a great day! and thanks for taking the time to come read my blog, let me know if you have any questions about any of these projects!

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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MDS to the Rescue- quick TAGS!

Hi there Crafty Friends-

This post comes to you straight  from our Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio blog created by the uber talented Heather Summers,  from the My Digital Studio Design Team:

MDS has got to be the best holiday saver around (and time saver)! I LOVE how easy it is to create adorable projects and to then hit print for the number of items you need! This year create all your tags using the Color Me Christmas download. I love this stamp brush set and have been having a great time using the freeform tool to color in the images!  Create and print these tags at home from your printer. You will be SO thrilled with them and love that by just adding a little bit of linen thread you still have an adorable, hybrid creation!

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Color Me Christmas Stamp Brush Set
(item 136647) is a digital download item code for $4.95

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Bah Humbug Stamp Brush Digital Download
(item 129006) is digital item code and is $5.95

I was so super thrilled that my 2014 Annual Family Calendars arrived on Friday via UPS. I loved how they came out. I went with the 8 1/2 x 11″  format, which is a perfect size. I couldn’t wait until Christmas and when I had my family over last night for my brother and sister’s birthday dinner, I surprised them with the calendars. Happy to say everyone loved them, and commented how much they missed them last year. *Well for those of you who don’t know- 2012 was a tough year for me medically speaking, I had several surgeries, one at Thanksgiving time, which put me very behind for the holidays. I just never caught up and once it was the end of January I just decided to skip the homemade annual calendars. Well, never again!

Don’t forget today at midnight is the deadline to get any of these weekly deals:

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I’ll post some pictures of what I came up with another time. Just wanted to get these quick tag ideas to you- and let you know I’m going to be busy these next few days, and wanted to wish you a Very Merry Christmas!

Thanks so much for all your support, for your lovely comments, and for taking the time to read my blog.

Fondly,
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

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

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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

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

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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