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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!

Love,
Lynn

 

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
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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Glitter & Glam Girls Holiday Ideas

Hello Crafty Friends!

Hope you are doing well, and here it is November already, and hopefully you are getting ready for Christmas and our wonderful winter Holidays! I have been frantically planning my 2nd Annual Crafty Christmas Retreat, Onstage swaps and team gifts, my clubs, Stamp-a-Stacks and Bingo nights. There is so little time, so I have to plan things out in stages and with deadlines.

A few weeks ago I had a special day for the girls on my team who earned a special day with me I call it Way to Go Day! I have this special event once every quarter and it is for the top four in sales and anyone who promotes in title or recruits a new demonstrator. There are always gifts, a yummy meal and of course creating something FUN!

Here is one of the special projects we made:

This 12″ x 12″ shadow box frame was inspired by my friend Christine- I saw a sampler she shared on facebook with this designer series paper, and I knew that was going to be my base.

Here are the dimensions:

Whisper White 12″ x 12″ is the base

Coastal Cabana, nine squares are 3″ x 3″

Flirty Flamingo on 4 squares and then 5 Blueberry Bushel are 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″

Designer Series Paper and Whisper White squares are 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.

See supply list below.

 

 

Click to hop along and visit my fellow demonstrator friends who are in our group:

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  1. GlitterGlamGirlsRubber Room Ramblings – Christine Kolly
  2. GlitterGlamGirlsStampin’ Created By U-Lisa Bauer
  3. GlitterGlamGirlsStamping with Tamie – Tamie Ackerson
  4. GlitterGlamGirlsBasement Bunch Stampers – Kim Vogel
  5. GlitterGlamGirlsOrange Peony Papercrafts – Cheryl Grigg
  6. GlitterGlamGirlsLynnzcrafters – Lynn Streifert
  7. GlitterGlamGirlsDawn’s Creative Chalet – Dawn Bourgette
  8. GlitterGlamGirlsThe Lady and Her Stamps – Raquelle Bath
  9. GlitterGlamGirlsThe Creativity Barn – Laura Anderson
  10. GlitterGlamGirlsThe Craft Sergeant – Tara Stay

 

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I treasure your comments, I read and reply to each one, it means the world to me that you took time out of your day to read my blog and leave me a comment. I also appreciate you for choosing me as your team leader or demonstrator, I hope to keep inspiring you and I’m here to help if you have any questions, please let me know!

Here is the supply list of Stampin’ Up! products I used for this project:

 

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
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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Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Tonight!

Spoiler alert- here are the two cards we will be making tonight at my third in the series “Last Monday”… this is a Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack which I started in August. Every month we make 10 cards, five each of two designs. I try to balance the difficulty level with the number of people here, making decisions about which stamps and products to use takes some juggling because I have a philosophy about not repeating cards (I try to avoid it as much as possible, unless there is a request to repeat, which does happen from time to time). Anyway, I have not used my new Wondrous Wreath stamp set for any Christmas cards yet, hard to believe I had only made one fall card with them. I found an adorable inspiration card on Pinterest by Tina R. and I modified her design a little bit to work for this class, what do you think?

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And here are the supplies I used to  make this card:

 

 

The second card for tonight was also inspired by Pinterest, this one was an awesome winter night interpretation using my favorite new set “Holiday Home”, the original card design was by Dolly W.  What do you think of this card?

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This was a cinch to make with our  new blendabilities. I love the warm glow of light pouring through the windows, don’t you?

 

Here are the supplies I used for this card (plus the big shot and magnetic platform again):

 

Well, I hope my stamping friends are ready for some sponging, cutting and night of fun paper crafting! I picked up some cookies and will be looking forward to some more Christmas creativity!

Maybe you’d like to make these cards? I’d be happy to plan a gathering with you and your friends, maybe a Stamp and Sip or Girls Night Out? Let me know, I have a few dates available within the next month and would be happy to help you earn free Stampin’ Up! products.
Hope you all have a very Happy Monday! Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today. Would love to hear from YOU- which card do you like better today?? thanks!!
Lynn
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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

 

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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

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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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!
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Inspire.Create.Share.2014 Post 4- The Display Boards!

At our Stampin’ Up! Convention last week we were in awe of the THOUSANDS of samples from the talented creative team at SU and from some amazingly talented demonstrators and their downline teams across the US and Canada! In no particular order are some display boards and cards that I found beautiful. May they inspire YOU too! *Warning- there are 80 photos here- it might take a few extra minutes to load into your newsfeed.

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Come back tomorrow and see some of the projects that we made!

Thanks for visiting!! 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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Awesome Weekend, How was Yours?

Hi Friends!

Did you have a happy 4th of July weekend? Mine was fun-filled and busy! My nephew Ethan informed me that it was time for a sleep-over! I love that kid, and how sentimental he is. I love that they love to spend time with me, and I treasure family time!! Here’s some of the fun we had:

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We went for a hike… Unfortunately the trail was full of mud and bugs which didn’t thrill these two).

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They helped me with errands, and we got the graduation supplies for my niece Jordan’s party coming up, and needed a sweet treat- have you tried Sweet Frog? Yummo!!

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Love the Glenville Sports-Plex right near us, we had the bumper cars to ourselves!

 

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Later Claire helped me create this awesome card holder for Jordan’s party. Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler baker’s twine to the rescue- used a whole package to make this tassle. Hot glued the top on a box that I covered in Basic Black cardstock.

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My sister had a delicious BBQ… corn on the cob, burgers, dogs, fruit salad, pasta salad, and yummy treats for dessert.

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In addition to brownies and cherry pie- she also made these amazing patriotic red/white/blue strawberries. They were delicious!!

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The ribbon came in last week and I was determined to get that all cut, wrapped and bagged up. Tried cutting ribbon in the living room while watching a show on my DVR, but that wasn’t a good set up. Moved to the dining room table, spread out and was able to finish all the ribbon shares yesterday! I sent an email to everyone in the ribbon share- hope to meet up with people this week and get you all your new goodies!  THANKS again to all of you who participated!

 

I also organized my current versus retired stamps in my craft room, and worked on a Project Life album, ordered 200 more photos for the big graduation party!

I’m gearing up for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers party, my NEW clubs, Jordan’s graduation party (and birthday this week too!), and I haven’t even started my convention swaps yet! I have a feeling I’ll be bringing them with me on the plane at this rate.

Well, that’s all for now- I will be placing an order this week, if you need anything let me know!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today- I wish you all a very Happy Monday!!

Lynn