Way to Go Day! (And cookie decorating)

Hi friends, how are you doing today? I just had my quarterly rewards day for the top 4 in sales, and I also added promotions to this fun day! (anyone on my team who promotes to a new title will be invited to the next one, and so on). Congrats to Amye, Lisa, Tiffany, Diane and Kathy on all your hard work in your Stampin’ Up! businesses last quarter!!

The girls arrived at noon and we enjoyed a delicious salad bar and macaroni and cheese bar for lunch. Shout out to my brother Scott, the chef, and my sister-in-law Kathy who helped me pull off this fabulous meal! We had lobster, bacon, chicken, broccoli, two extra cheeses, and peppers to mix in the macaroni and cheese!

I like to find unique gifts to give them and for this Way to go day they each got a sparkly pen, bloom planner, and adorable teacup.

Then we went upstairs to the craft room and we had four activities to create, everyone made a custom stamped piece of jewelry, with their perfect word. (Be Open, Laugh, Breathe, Patience and Joey were the words they picked). My word of the year for 2019 is Peace, loved making this fun bracelet.

For the paper crafts (using all new Stampin’ Up! products from the Occasions and Saleabration Catalogs) we made a belly band for a Baker’s box, a hand stamped card, and we decorated around tin that we filled with round teabags. I was going with a tea theme, as you can probably tell, and I showed the girls how to master no line water coloring. This is a technique I am going to cover on my Facebook live event tomorrow at noon Eastern standard time, I hope you will tune in!

The Bakers box is going to come in useful as they needed something to take home their delicious cookies in!

As if that wasn’t fun enough, I had a big surprise for the girls and I hired a professional pastry chef, she is the new chef at Dolce and Biscotti in Clifton Park. (My friend Patty had her at an event in December and when I saw the photos on Facebook, I knew I wanted to do the same). Jennifer Gates is her name and she did a phenomenal job and taught us how to decorate shortbread cookies with royal icing. So much fun, thanks Jennifer!!

Honestly this was so much fun and I can’t believe all the hard work Jennifer put into preparing for us…. she baked all the cookies and made the frosting in advance and taught us the art of cookie decorating. So much fun! ❤️ I had sent Jennifer a link to my blog and Facebook page and she found this cute owl cookie cutter and taught us how to decorate an owl cookie as well as the Valentines themed ones.

Does this sound like fun to you? I would love to welcome you onto my team and I am here to help you grow your business and maybe you will earn one of my quarterly rewards days! I am always here to help.

If you have any questions about any of the Stampin’ Up! pproducts I used, please let me know and I would be happy to share the item numbers or page numbers. I so appreciate you when you order from me, I am really grateful for your loyalty and support!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Host Code:   3PQD4PHS

~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!

Whirlwind Stampers 3-D Swaps

Happy Saturday morning everyone! Did you like those amazing cards from yesterday? Me too!

Today I wanted to share with you the 7 swaps by some amazing demonstrators. The theme was 3-D:

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Band-aide box made by Laurie K.

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Bookmark made by Audrey G.

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Wine tag made by Judy B.

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mini-purse made by Dania.

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Gift card holder made by Tiffany.

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Inside of Tiff’s gift card holder! (great use of the bow-builder punch to hold the cover closed, don’t you think??)

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Book box made by Amanda

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Inside of Amanda’s book box.

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Mini treat bag made by Sharon.

 

Didn’t these ladies made some awesome 3-D swaps?? I will be case-ing them for sure. (case= Copy And Share Everything).

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

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

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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 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!

 

Awesome Whirlwind Team Last Night!

Happy Friday Friends!! Wanted to share with you the awesome Make & Takes from our Whirlwind Stampers Team last night! Many thanks to Dania, Ron and Jan for your hard work and pulling this together for us!!

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I love this new hamburger box die!!!

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And I love that Dania gave us the template to help with the construction of the box, thanks Dania!!

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How cute? Thanks Jan and Ron! Do you recognize the little flower treat holder? My sister, niece and friend Amye made these as my 50th birthday party favors, love them!! And Jan, I love your interpretation of a new way to use the awesome stamp set “Work of Art”- demonstrators received this stamp set free when we attended the new catalog movie premiere party back in April, and boy am I loving all the awesome cards and projects you can make with this new set. The possibilities are endless!

Don’t forget the new catalog is here! You don’t want to know how long my wish list is… oh my goodness!
To help make room for all the new stamps, papers, dies and accessories I must have- I’m planning a Stampin’ Up! Retired Stamps aka Craft Supplies Rummage Sale- it will be Monday June 30th from 6-9 pm location to be announced! (Working on space- for me and my team to sell our used/retired products). Stay tuned, and mark your calendar!

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thanks for stopping by my blog today! I really appreciate your visit! Wouldn’t you leave me a comment? I love to hear from you wonderful readers- and it helps my blog show up in google search if there is activity/comments. So thanks for helping me out! (I just posted a similar request on my Facebook Lynnzcrafters page that Facebook only circulates my posts if I pay $$ or if there is a lot of activity/likes) I’d rather spend my hard earned $$ on stamps then on facebook advertising, you know what I mean?

Have a great Friday!
Lynn

April Diva Day was Divine!

Good morning friends!
Yesterday was such a blast! I had my club ladies in the morning (you saw those cards yesterday), thanks for the yummy cinnamon scones Patty, they were a delicious morning treat. And speaking of treats, thanks for the chocolate dipped peeps Amye, I don’t know if Claire and Ethan’s will make it until Easter, lol. You gals are so sweet! thanks!

After my club, I headed up to Ballston Spa because I earned another Diva Day with my upline Deb Valder! You know me by now, I love to earn free Stampin’ Up! products, who doesn’t, right? Thanks so much Deb!
Well look at all the goodies we earned and the great projects we made!! Deb designed this 31 Bag knock-off, how adorable is this?? We used the Modern Medley DSP and the Springtime Hello stamp set on all 6 cards. It was a lot of fun, and I think the pictures say it all:

 

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Candy dots, doilies, buttons, ribbon, DSP, shaker frames, and all the supplies to make our fun projects!

 

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everything coordinated so nicely!

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I just loved this little 31 bag knock-off!! Do you know a 31 Bag Rep who might like me to make some of these for her hostess gifts? Please feel free to share my contact info with anyone who might like these bags. So easy to make! The inside has nice finished edges, this bag will be perfect for gift giving- and handmade cards fit very nicely inside!!

 

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All six cards are unique and different- and we didn’t put any sentiments inside, perfect for when you need a card in a hurry!

Does this look like fun to you? I am thinking of turning this into a class… what do you think? I am going to crunch some numbers to see how I could offer this as a class, it will help me to know if YOU are interested in taking this class. Let me know!

 

I also want to let you know, we still have our $99 starter kit special- if you join my team, you get to pick $125 dollars of Stampin’ Up! products and shipping is FREE! I would love for you to join my team! My next Lynnzcrafters get together is going to be Friday April 25th and I am going to do an MDS lesson, (that’s My Digital Studio software for short). Would love to welcome you aboard!

 

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

Lynn Streifert

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

Delightful Diva Day and a Give-Away!

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Hi Stamping Friends,

Wow, do I have a lot to share with you… do you have a cup of tea on this cold, rainy Sunday while we catch up? I just made some Cinnamon Tea, yummy. *Be sure you read all the way to the bottom, and leave a comment, to be in the drawing for a free box!

I am transitioning to my new Dell, it arrived last week, I was able to set it up myself {{Smile}} but, for some reason that I can’t figure out, my external hard drive (which had all my folders, documents, photos, address book) won’t work on the new computer 😦  so, I am trying to re-create my contacts, and it literally feels like starting from scratch. It has taken me longer to do everything this past week. On top of having to recreate everything for my night class I’m teaching this summer, all my tutorials and directions for all my craft projects are not accessible right now either. I’m planning to take the external hard drive in to the shop to see if there is something that can be easily fixed. I think the most time consuming part is typing in all the email addresses again.

I had my niece and nephews for a sleep over this weekend so my sister and her hubby could celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, we did some craft projects for Father’s Day (I love having the kids make crafts for their parents), had my youngest nephew’s birthday party at a local bowling alley, and also earned another wonderful Diva Day at Deb Valder’s, one of my fabulous uplines. She had tasty treats, awesome projects and some lovely gifts for us to take home. I don’t know how she always knows how to pick things that we don’t have yet.

All of the cards and the 3D box were of course brand new items from our new Catalog that launched June 1st! we made 4 cards and this adorable box. Over the next couple days I will be sharing the other projects, but wanted to start with this Tag a Box Bundle: page 158, item # 131372, $12.50 for 8 Kraft boxes that measure 6 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches. You will have lots of tags left over after you decorate your 8 boxes, as there are 10 base tags, 10 medium builder tags, 10 mini clothespins, 3 colors of baker’s twine, dimensionals, and mini clothespins.  (The Gift boxes are sold separately in a set of 8 with just the acetate sleeves for $6.95 item # 130927  and the tags are sold separately as well, it’s item # 130153 for $7.95. As you can see, you’re getting a 15% savings if you order the bundle (be sure to use the bundle item number 131372 to receive the discount!

Here are some pictures to hopefully inspire you:

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The acetate sheets are easily flattened to stamp directly on the plastic, of course you want to use Stazon ink pads to stamp on plastic. This was stamped with White Stazon (page 165 item #106960 $11.95 includes the stamp pad and ink refill – the white only comes in a bundle.)  When this “sleeve” is flattened, you can stamp 2 sides at a time, let dry a few minutes, then flip over and stamp the other two sides.

These boxes are “food safe” so you could make mini-muffins, cookies, nuts, mini-popcorn balls, candy or cupcakes to give as a gift. What an awesome packaging idea for holiday parties! If you have a special event coming up, and you have something to tuck inside (favors, gift cards, items small enough to fit inside), then your guests will have a memento long after they use the gift up.

What stamping project are you working on? I’d love to hear from you! Leave me a comment, let me know what you think about these Gift boxes, and our whole “Pretty Packages” line of new products (pages 158-159). I will pick one winner tomorrow morning from Random Number Generator. I will mail one box and acetate sleeve, with some tags to One Lucky Winner!

I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day! I know I’m thankful for a dad who is so helpful, handy, and able to fix just about everything! Well, except computers 🙂

If you’re ready to go shop in my online store, just click my link to my website and online store below.

Happy Stamping!

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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(see samples, specials and all the Stampin’ Up! News)

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 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