Stampin Friends May Blog Hop

 

Hello Stampin Friends!

Welcome to our May Blog Hop- our theme this month is Flowers or Sympathy cards… I’m sure you will receive lots of inspiration from all of the talented stampers!

If you came to me from Raquelle’s blog- welcome! Isn’t she fabulous? Love her creations! Also, I’d like to give a shout out to Lori Mueller, our guest hopper this month! (we are in another hop together on the 20th of each month, you will love Lori’s projects, she is very inspiring!)

 

This is a card I created to incorporate both elements from this month’s theme, flowers and sympathy. Sadly, I’ve need far too many sympathy cards in the past few weeks and I depleted my stock in my own card rack. So I made up a bunch of these.

This card features the new Daisy Delight punch, stamp set (yes- it’s a bundle!) and the gorgeous Designer Series Paper. I used the greeting from Heartfelt Sympathy and used the smallest flower punch from the Tree builder punch to make the little yellow flowers (daffodil delight card stock) and then the small white centers are from the small hole punch.

Here it is without a sentiment so you can see the gorgeous DSP.


I totally ran out of time to make a new 3D project… my apologies. I thought I would share the two 3D projects I featured for my last WTGD (Way to Go Day) for my top 4 ladies on my team. This is a new quarterly rewards program I have started for this Stampin’ Up! year, the first one was in January after the first quarter was over. The second one was in April and featured these projects featured here, and we will have two more this year. Here is the original Blog Hop: http://wp.me/p3eRQX-1Y9

What do you think?

Well thank you so much for visiting me today, are you ready to go half to the next stamper?

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (May 2017) please use Hostess Code: MD444NBJ

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~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!

Creative Circle Design Team Rock-a-Bye!

Hello and welcome to our May edition of our monthly Creative Circle Design Team’s blog hop! Every month I literally get so excited to see what these amazing ladies have to offer us all. They are all experts with their Silhouette Cameo (electric die-cutter machines) and I am still a novice. I had high hopes for using the machine more, and when I went to use it for this hop, to make an adorable baby cradle from the file our wonderful leader Liz Holloway sent us, I started having computer problems. Luckily I can still blog from my phone and tablet, I will have to get the computer in to the shop for a quick check-up and repair, wish me luck!

So forgive me, I’m going to share with you the projects I featured at my WTG (Way To Go) Day for my Top 4 downline (they accrue points on a quarterly basis for sales, recruiting, anniversary with SU, and for promotions). Unfortunately one of  girls was unable to be here this time, but she will still get her goodies! These are some “sneak peeks” at some new product coming out in our 2017-18 Annual Catalog that launches on June 1st.

Gerber daisies from our local garden center, Hewitt’s, aren’t they pretty? All four are different colors.

These little embroidered Owl totes are from 31 Bags, I saw they were on clearance rack a few weeks ago, so I ordered them for this special day.

Fresh fruit, two homemade (and a little lopsided) quiches, blueberry/peach tart, sparkling juices and other beverages rounded out our menu for breakfast.

Elizabeth, Amye and Sharon were in my top 4 as was Lisa, but she couldn’t attend, we missed you Lisa!

 

A few weeks ago I found these cloth covered jewelry trays at one of the big box craft stores and I just knew they’d come in handy for some special project. Well, once I went to OnStage in Toronto last month, and saw the gorgeous new papers that would launch in the new catalog- I had my idea- a daisy themed WTG Day! The colored pieces are 3″ squares in Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.

 

This box stands by itself, but is lighter than a frame. I plan to make other inserts through the seasons so I can rotate and keep this in my craft room. Don’t you just LOVE the new daisies?? And the new punches?? This piece features 4 new stamp sets! (I received them at OnStage as prizes!)

I was pleased with how these projects came out, I can’t wait to hear what you think!  Wondering if you would like to take a daisy making class?

The girls also made a new In-Color Stampin’ Tool- they punched, stamped and inked up this paper with the 5 new In Colors. Don’t you just love them together?? I don’t know how Stampin’ Up! manages to do it, but these colors are so on trend right now. Lemon Lime Twist is my favorite! What about you?

 

The supplies to make the vase of daisies was from my local Dollar General store (artificial flowers- just pluck the “heads” off and use the stems as your base) and a little candle holder worked perfectly.

We had a fabulous morning of stamping, laughing and crafting. So much fun!

 

Well, now I want to share a baby card, since that is our Theme after all… Rock a Bye Baby.

I used the stamp set “Little Cuties” which will retire this month, I think this is a versatile set- you can make a lot of projects with this one! I paired it with Cupcakes & Carousels DSP stack and colored my rocking horse with our awesome Watercolor Pencils! What do you think? 

Thanks for visiting today, be sure to check all of the talented designers and leave us a comment- we love to hear from you! Ready to go see what Kate has created this month? Me too! Click the icon:

 

Here is the whole line up if you want to hop out of order:

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~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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We Create Blog Hop- June 2016

Hi there Stampin’ Friends!! How excited are you that it is June 1 and the launch of our brand-new 2016–17 Annual Catalog? You will love all the new In-Colors and products!

This past Memorial weekend I spent time up at my parents trailer in Cape Vincent, New York. I went up to help them open up and clean the trailer, and while they watched their baseball games at night I worked on a TV tray and created some cards for a swap I am participating in, I decided to use this design for the blog hop today as well as it features several new products.
First for my inspiration I found this lawn ornament at my local Lowe’s. I love my new flirty flamingo!

This is the old TV tray I worked from.

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This was my simple card,  I stamped pink pirouette ink with the watercolor wash stamp (so glad that carried over!) onto whisper white cardstock. The flamingo is stamped in melon mambo, and with a q-tip I removed the melon mambo from the legs and beak… then colored right on the rubber with basic black marker. Pop of Pink DSP and the “Hello” stamp are from the new kit called “Oh Happy Day!” (I just adore this new kit- it is so bright and colorful!) then fussy cut the palm leaf and pineapple.
And here is my stepped up version. I would love to know which one you like the most. I love to read your comments!

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Here are the two cards side-by-side so you can compare. I’d love to hear from you, please leave me a comment! thanks!

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I have the new widget link with the catalog loaded here on the blog, but if you can’t see it on your mobile devise, here is a link you can click to get to see the new catalog:

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2016-2017%20Annual%20Catalog/2016_ACWeb_En-US.pdf

I have a hostess code at the end of this post if you want to place the order today. With thousands of customers across the USA placing orders today I would recommend getting things on your top 10 list, before they go on backorder. We have been warned that some popular items are likely to have their supply depleted quickly.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, now please hop over to see what Kimberley has for you:

 

Don’t forget I am offering the 2016 New Ribbons in my annual ribbon share!

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Click here to see the flyer: 2016ribbonshare

 

Also- don’t forget about our Lynnzcrafters Team BOGO Sale* coming up on June 8th 6-9 pm at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church (816 Route 50, Burnt Hills). We will have thousands of items: Stamps, inks, punches, dies, paper, tools, ribbon, retired Stampin’ Up! and other Arts and Crafts supplies! Hope to see you there!!

*Buy One Get One Free sale- you buy our retired items and your “free” item(s) are from the new 2016-17 Annual Catalog (we just add tax and shipping on the new).

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If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code:  99UPHDYX

~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 https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

Now booking July and August! How about a Summer Stamp & Sip Party?  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!

Whirlwind Stampers FUN!

Good morning stamping friends!

Have you missed me? I have been sooooo swamped at work, bringing reports home to read every night, and have little NO time for crafting since I returned from Salt Lake City. (insert sad face)… Luckily we had a team get together at my upline’s house last night, it felt so good to create again, we made three awesome cards and the demonstrators who signed up for Make and Takes also created some other cards with the same stamp set for our inspiration. Here was the line up:

First up is our fearless leader Dania, she made these two cards and the third one was our Make & Take. Love these dinos!! Dania used the new stamp set “No Bones About It”, which made all these cards a breeze since they are the clear (see through) stamps called Photopolymer!

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I can think of a few kids who would love this card… how about you?

Next up is the amazing Anne K.  I love her style, don’t you? The first two cards were her alternate (inspiration) cards, she used the new “Made with Love” stamp set in the new Annual Catalog and the Mini-Treat Bag Thinlits, (the bottom/last card two views is what we made)… We all thought it was great how she used the Baby’s First Framelits to create a window for the center of the card… and when you pull out the insert, it is a Gift Card Holder!! How awesome, thanks Anne!!

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Last, but certainly not least, is the line up from Judy B. She is one of my friends and downline, we were in awe of ALL she made with the new “Awesomely Artistic” stamp set- these are just stunning, and the photos don’t do them justice. The first 13 cards are her alternate inspiration cards and the last one is our Make & Take. Just beautiful, thanks Judy!

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*This last one is what we made  last night, and the wings of the dragonfly were made by stamping the wings in versamark ink onto vellum cardstock, then iridescent ice was applied and heat set and then “fussy cut” (that means there is no die to cut those out).

Whew, what a line up! It was a great night! Thanks Dania, Anne and Judy!

Be sure to come back tomorrow and I will show you the 3-D Swaps that some of the ladies made last night for swapping!

Have a great Friday, and thanks so much for stopping by to read my blog today- leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you- I would love to know if there are any specific blog posts, tutorials, inspiration, techniques or cards you would like me to feature?? thanks! (Also don’t forget the 1/2 off Paper Pumpkin Deal ends soon! Sign up by Monday 8/10 to get this month’s AWESOME kit (I got to see it at convention!!)

 

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

 

~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 https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aks 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!

Creative Inkling Blog Hop- Spring Has Sprung!

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Hello Everyone! Happy Spring! Can you believe it is finally here? What a long winter. Here in upstate NY we saw more snow than we’ve seen in decades. It’s still here actually, lots of snowbanks and lawn is still covered, but the end is in sight. I’m thrilled to be back again with our monthly Creative Inking Blog Hop! What fun last month, right? (although I feel bad if anyone rushed to get blendabilities markers- by now I’m sure you’ve heard the sad news that these alcohol markers are now discontinued.  If you have questions about your blendabilities, get in touch with your demonstrator so she can help you if they are defective or unopened.)

Now on to good news, Easter is around the corner and I love making cute Easter cards for my nieces and nephews. In fact, I picked this theme for the swap theme for my monthly downline get together which was this week as well. I love when I can create one card and use it for multiple events.

Here is the finished card- 2 versions actually one with button and one without, which one do you prefer?

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Do you know how I got those fun tie-dye colors?

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Yup, you are right- our reinkers and markers!  Let me tell you I have been having so much fun making colorful Easter eggs with this baby wipe technique. You take a new (wet) baby wipe, fold it up in half, add reinkers to the area you need (estimate your stamp size or mark it off somehow- you want more ink than stamp- you are making your own custom ink pad!) Make sure you pick colors that blend well together because they will bleed.

We used it in club this month too for our cute Easter Basket and treats- here’s a photo of that so you can see another project using baby wipe technique:

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When we made this Easter tag, I only used 4 colors (reinkers): Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, and Tempting Turquoise… but I felt it needed more, so for this Easter card, I added to it:

 

 

 

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Can you tell what the new 5th color is?

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It’s Pistachio Pudding! Don’t you love how it blends with these brights?? Well, I need to remind you that Pistachio Pudding is one of the 2013-15 In Colors, which means it is retiring from the In-Color collection in just a few weeks. If you love them, stock up on your reinkers, paper and embellishments before we run out.

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To make the three chicks on the top row, I stamped the whole stamp in Daffodil Delight ink pad, then used a q-tip to wipe off the flower, bunny ears, and egg… then added color with our markers and be sure to give a “huff” of your breath before you stamp- the moisture will help get good coverage from using the marker as an ink pad. Hope you give this fun technique a try!!

So there are all my swaps for my team get-together. Our Lynnzcrafters team is really growing- we had four new ladies join up this month alone. I feel so blessed with the love and friendships that have been created through stamping! I’ll be forever grateful for that first catalog I discovered in 2004… little did I know that four years later I would be a demo myself. I have no regrets- other than I wish I had signed up earlier! I have met the most talented, generous, supportive people at both Stampin’ Up! and throughout all the groups I’m in. I have wonderful support from my upline and sidelines (like brothers and sisters). I could go on and on, but suffice to say- I think YOU should take advantage of our awesome $99 starter kit deal (pick $125 in products, pick either 1 free kit from Spring Occasions Catalog OR 2 free Saleabration choices), free shipping and all the perks that go along with joining Stampin’ Up! If you want to learn more, leave me a comment- I’d love to have you join my team! We are really growing.

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AND- don’t forget- tomorrow (Saturday March 21st) is our HUGE BOGO SALE- my Lynnzcrafters Team and I are holding this at my church- the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church at 816 Route 50 (Saratoga Road), Burnt Hills NY 12027 from 10 am to 2 pm. BOGO means Buy One Get One Free – you pick out our Retired stamps, punches, dies, paper, tools, inks, etc and you’ll get to pick out the equivalent in new catalog product (just add tax and shipping)- so you’re getting double the crafty goodies!! Hope you can join us!! We also have a free card making station for the first 50 people AND a little goodie bag for the first 40 customers who pay in cash. (We can accept local checks, and credit cards – using my Square Reader- Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express).  *please note this photo is from my sale last year, many items may be sold already. things are in boxes, but I’ll take a new photo when we’re all set up and I’ll post it on Facebook.

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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Mark your calendar for April 20th, we’ll be back again to show you some awesome Mother’s Day ideas!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me today at Lynnzcrafters- I hope you have a great day!

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FMS 160- With Sympathy

I don’t know about you, but I often find it difficult to make sympathy cards when I need them… so I decided to make some extras up while I was making one that I needed this week. I was trying a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, I always love their clean and simple look. Here’s their blog, if you want to see their awesome samples:

 

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This week’s sketch is a very simple one, but so many possibilities:

 

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Here is my interpretation of their sketch using the awesome Color Me Autumn DSP, For All Things stamp set, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, Blackberry Bliss and Sahara Sand ink pads, word window punch, modern label punch,  2 1/2″ circle punch, big shot, banner framelits, perfect polka dots TIEF, and Fancy Fan TIEF.

 

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Do you have a favorite sketch you like to use? How about when you are making sympathy cards, any design you like to repeat? I would love to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Have a great day!

Lynn

 

Hostess code for October is: JTV6AMRW

~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

Mojo Monday 368 – Thank You Card

Hi Friends,

I finally had some time to work on some custom card orders. A friend is a real estate agent and she orders all her cards from me, aren’t I lucky?!!

Well I wanted this batch to be different from the last ones I made, so I went to the recent Mojo Monday sketch for inspiration.

Here is the link to the sketch:

http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/

 

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Here is my card that I made using this sketch:

 

©2014 Stampin' Up! Created by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com

©2014 Stampin’ Up!
Created by Lynn Streifert
http://www.Lynnzcrafters.com

 

Would you please leave me a comment and let me know what you think? I LOVE to hear from YOU!!

Thanks!

Have a nice weekend, thanks for stopping by to read my blog today!

Lynn

 

Hostess code for October is: JTV6AMRW

~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