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2nd Annual Christmas Retreat

Hi there friends, First of all, I want to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! May your turkey be juicy and your potatoes not lumpy!

Did you notice anything new here on my blog?? How do you like my new header and buttons? The amazing Justin Krieger of jkcardsonline.com created all my new elements!! Didn’t he do a fabulous job? I feel like such a grown up! The owls were cute, but I’ve had them for over 6 years now, time for a blog and Facebook make-over. I have matching business cards and return address labels now too. I’d love to know what you think!

Last, but not least, I wanted to share some photos of my 2nd (Annual) Creative Christmas Retreat! I started this event last year, I wanted a way to include everyone on my team at an all day crafting event. They couldn’t all attend, so I invited some special friends to fill up the room. I’m thankful to have been able to have this event at the Clifton Park Elks again this year, and Mike Bloss outdid himself with delicious spread for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Friends brought some yummy snacks to share as well!

I found this terrific game online and thought this would be perfect for the ladies to play throughout the day and earn some raffle tickets!

This area is the lending library, I brought dozens of my stamps, punches, dies, big shots, and paper cutters. 

This ballroom is huge, and provided us with ample space for crafting all day!

You can see Kathy and Amye hard at work helping me to set up each spot.

My fabulous helpers Kathy, Amye, and Patty helped me set the room up so everyone had a nice work area and their Stampin’ Up! products and gifts were waiting for them at their spot. Everyone received this canvas zippered tote bag, ceramic mug, Let it Snow embellishment kit, Jingle Bells, Snowflake Sequins, and Snowfall Accents Puff Paint! Then the items inside the snowman gift bag were all the pre-cut paper supplies they used to assemble my 8 Make and Take projects! The hot cocoa here was for one of the M&Ts.


we had this cute little hot cocoa station and the girls were able to use their own mug that was part of their gift. 

Could you guess what my theme was? Let it snow… How cute is this little snowman sign?

I feel so blessed that my team and friends from near and far were able to come together for this day. My friend Jacki came all the way from New Hampshire! And Nancy, Addie and Susan are my bingo regulars, so happy they could join us!

Nellie came all the way from Saugerties! Sue and Theresa came from Queensbury! And Amye didn’t have far to travel, but she came early and stayed late to help me with set up and clean up! Thanks friend!

Three of these ladies (Lisa, Jess and Nicole) came from Johnstown. I’m so touched that so many traveled a great distance to come to this event! Look at those sharp Ott lights Cindy and Sheila brought, cool right?

Laurie came over last week to help me punch and die cut almost everything we needed for all the M&Ts. Patty also helped with set up and clean up. Thanks friends. Molly and Jill made some gorgeous cards!

Pam and Elizabeth came from the North Country and they joined Annette, Mandy and Linda at this table.

MaryBeth helped me out by cutting out all the candy canes we needed for a M&T, thanks MB! Kathy is always there for me, every event, she is my right arm and such a treasured friend, thanks Kath!  Gail and Tiffany joined them here.


Last but not least, these four friends joined us for the first time, many thanks Barb, Chelsea, Jen and Bobbi for attending!

Altogether we had 30 people come to stamp for the day, I did have two who weren’t able to make it and I’m still working on their projects for them… hopefully I’ll get a chance to finish them this weekend. 

I used all the hostess rewards from placing all the retreat orders and got 5 raffle bundles and they were able to put their tickets in whatever bag they wanted. 

My friend Amye made these cute mugs, can you see what it says? “Sip, stamp, repeat”. She used her cricket and vinyl to make these.  Thank you so much for donating two of your mugs to the raffle!


Ready to see the projects everyone made? 

The gold pizza Box featuring Perfectly Plaid bundle, this can hold a small gift, jewelry, candy or even a gift card.

Some delicious Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa and stick candy canes.

Some cool mint tic-tacs

This beautiful ice skate card could easily be turned into a gift card holder as well.

This little snow globe shaker card was the only die cutting the ladies needed to get up to cut on their own… The Night Before Christmas Memories and More card pack with envelopes was the base of the card.

The mini curvy keepsakes dies are amazing, I saw this cute snowman on Pinterest and couldn’t believe how easy it was to make!

The copper tea tins hold more than tea- you can fit some homemade chex mix, fudge, cookies, hot cocoa, tea bags, or even a gift card in here!



Last but not least, this little pillow box was a breeze to put together, the heart is from the dog punch, and then the Christmas cups of cheer dies made the perfect snowman cup. This held some marshmellows and could fit another gift card.


Next time I’ll share all the winners of the prizes and the gifts I gave everyone throughout the day, I’ve got to run and get some of my Thanksgiving meal prep going here.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!



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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
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Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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 Easter Bunny Hop


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Hi there stamping friends! Welcome to another wonderful monthly hop with our Creative Inking group! What a talented group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, and it’s a baker’s dozen this month- wow, 13 inspiring blogs to visit! I hope you’ll leave me a comment at the bottom of this post, I love to read your comments!

Our theme this month revolves around Easter- it sure is early this year! I had been toying with some ideas but then saw them pop up all over the internet and Pinterest. So back to the drawing board. I first decided to work on my memory albums I started for my niece and nephew. This year as a Christmas gift, I am going to give them each a 6″x 8″ album full of pictures of them doing fun things throughout the year and with our family from 2016. My goal is to make them 4 pages a month, so I’m not rushing in December to finish them. Wish me luck 😉

So here’s what I pre-made for Easter, now just need to snap some great pictures to pop right in here:



The clear pages are awesome and double sided- and I love the uniformity of all my pictures and decorations being so easy to figure out. I didn’t use any of the Project Life card kits for this month, I didn’t find any that seemed “Easter-ish” so I made the inserts with new stamps from the Occasions catalog.



I was inspired by BJ’s post the other day with this cute little bunny made from our new Friends & Flowers stamp set, it is the perfect addition to Claire’s Easter page. The bunny face is punched out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch and the bunny ears are punched out with the Festive Flower builder punch that carried over from the 2015 Holiday catalog- (you can see both products on page 46 of the new Occasions catalog).




Notice the new piece of Metallics Glitter Tape? It’s one of our new Saleabration offerings that just started this week!


Next up is a card design that I have been itching to make, I love the look of skinny strips of paper (it’s all over the place in quilt cards and fun folds, etc). but I wanted something a tad bit easier to put together, as I’m planning to offer this card in my Easter Peeps class coming up. So I started with our oval framelits to cut out a large opening on a piece of 3- 3/4″ x 5″ whisper white card stock.



Then I went through my Birthday Blooms DSP, I had scraps that I cut into 3 1/2″ long pieces, the width varied from 1/4″ to 3/4″ (just don’t make them all the same)



next I practiced aligning them to see what pieces of paper looked nice together, or not… don’t add any adhesives yet- just play with your layout.



Then I carefully positioned the oval over the top of my paper pieces to “eyeball” it and see if I liked the arrangement, you can tweak this design until you get it right.




Then carefully lift off the piece of whisper white and put adhesive (I used our Fast Fuse tape runner all around the edges of the backside of the oval). Then carefully place it on top of the paper pieces. Next I glued this down to my 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ whisper white card base. And then put a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Watermelon Wonder piece (die cut the next larger size oval so that when it’s overlaying the paper pieces it resembles an egg). I used Fast Fuse for this step also.




I used the new Watermelon Wonder 1″ stitched satin ribbon and tied a fork bow, adhered with glue dots. Also stamped “Happy Easter” from the new single wood mount stamp Easter Lamb with Watermelon Wonder ink and punched out with the washi label punch.






As I’m typing this, I’m thinking it would look nice if the watermelon wonder card stock was embossed with the decorative dots textured impressions embossing folder, give it a try and let me know what you think.

All products are from the amazing new 2016 Occasions Catalog! If you’re new to Stampin’ Up! be sure to check out our fantastic Sale-A-Bration catalog! It’s our Annual Customer Appreciation Time! for every $50 you order (before tax/shipping), you can pick an item from the exclusive catalog- check out the links on my side-bar on the left- (or if you’re reading this from a mobile device- scroll to the bottom) *Please note the three items on pages 16-19 retired on February 15th, and we have the three new items (see the three videos I’ve added here below, you can see the versatility of these new products!).

I also wanted to share with you one of my favorite punch art projects from a few years ago:



I love to make Easter cards and was looking for a chocolate Easter bunny stamp, but we didn’t have one at the time and I did a google search and found one similar to what I made (that’s called case-ing Copy And Share Everything). It’s fun to make punch art. I’m thinking of adding a monthly punch art class to my monthly class offerings, what do you think?





Ready to go visit Phyllis Shepherd’s blog and see what amazing projects she has for us? Just click the “next” button here:

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Did you need to go back to Colleen Vassos’ blog? Just click the “prior” blog button below:

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Here’s our whole line up for February:

Don’t forget my team and I are planning our 4th Annual BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) Sale on Saturday March 5th, from 1-4 pm at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church on Rt 50. (Across from Gil’s Garage). This sale will include Stampin’ Up! and other craft supplies (stamps, inks, dies, punches, paper, markers, chipboard, kits, kids crafts, even some jewelry making supplies!) You purchase our retired and unwanted craft supplies for the price marked, then you get to pick out an equal amount from any current catalog… if your order is more than $50, you will get to pick out a free Saleabration item too! Cash is preferred as we have to divide up orders at the end of the day, according to who sold what… we’ve enjoyed offering you these events in the past, and are eager to bring you this one too! Hope to see you there!

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Hope to hear from you- leave me a comment, I’d love to know what your favorite project was today! Thanks!

When ordering from me this month, please use Hostess Code: TAWCQ9DC when you check out, thanks! Let me know if you have any questions!

Have an awesome day! And thanks again for stopping by today!



Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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Now offering a variety of stamping events such as a Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka 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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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:

















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!!






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

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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!

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Tea Time Dry Erase Board



Today I had the pleasure of spending time with my wonderful upline, Dania Welch, in her stamping studio… this was the project she planned for us (she made hers in the Epic Day This and That DSP). My kitchen and dining room walls are light yellow so I thought the Gingham Garden DSP would look great. It is a 12 x 12 frame, once you design your page and put it under the glass, you can dangle trinkets to hang on top of the glass, and then a dry erase marker is used to write messages, grocery list, recipe, and more. It was so fun to make!







We used punches, oval framelits, and banners… what do you think? I treasured this 1-1 time with Dania and we really got some details worked out for some upcoming events… more details on that another day.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this project.

~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 new 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