Creative Inking Blog Hop- April Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone! welcome to the April Creative Inking Hop- we are thrilled to bring you an array of Stampin’ Up! stamps, inks, papers, and embellishments and we are trying our first Sketch Challenge. I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with this month! Also, a very warm welcome to our two new demonstrators to join our hop- please welcome Renee Kohnke and Michelle Irinyi to the Creative Inking Crew!

Here is the sketch we are all using as our inspiration:

 

When we were given this sketch last month, I was knee deep in my supply box from Stampin’ Up! for being an OnStage presenter for our Product Purchase Premiere. I was given the Nature’s Poem bundle and suite of products. It was so nice to work with the sketch to design some fun cards. I used the new Rooted in Nature clear mount stamp set, Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies, and Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper as well. Which one do you like better?

I love how beautiful all our metallic foil paper, thread and doilies work with this suite.

Notice anything about these colors? I’m so thrilled to welcome Blackberry Bliss back to our color family! It was an In Color a few years ago, but it is making a come back in our Regals Collection! I am so excited about our Color Revamp! We are retiring many outdated colors and shaking things up a bit. Wait until you see them in real life- all the new colors are vibrant. Notice the light colored leaf in the DSP above? that is a new In Color called Grapefruit Grove! I love these two colors together! Notice how the leaves are cut and embossed? The framelits die set includes dies for both cutting and embossing all the trees and leaves! No more fussy cutting! You will be able to get your hands on this bundle starting June 1st if you’re a customer. If you want to sign up to be a demonstrator, you can pick these colors/items in your new starter kit starting on May 2nd. So many choices!

My second card with this sketch features the same bundle and suite of products, just went with my other favorite returning color- Mint Macaron!! This was seriously the hardest secret to keep since I received my box! In this card I’ve paired the mint macaron with tranquil tide, soft suede and copper foil and copper metallic thread. I also used Petal Burst Texture Impression Embossing Folder after I stamped some leaves on the card stock to give it some added dimension. (so glad all these products are staying with us!) What do you think?

I think I might frame this card and use it for daily inspiration. You see I’m going to start the Whole30 eating lifestyle plan on Monday. Tomorrow is my birthday, and as I turn the chapter to age 54, I just want to feel healthier, and have more energy. Some friends are doing this plan with me, and I’ve talked to others who have tried it… it is an elimination diet of sorts- you cut out flour, grains, sugar, dairy, soy, legumes, alcohol, and other “trigger” foods and ingredients that are known to cause inflammation and bloat, you eliminate it for 30 days. Then slowly, careful reintroduce one thing at a time, evaluating how you feel, to see if you can figure out your triggers. I know I am too dependent on sweets, and want to just purge it all at once. Just cleaned out my house/pantry/fridge/freezer and will be shopping tomorrow to stock up on all the good stuff. Wish me luck! I’ll need to be very strong, resist lots of temptations in the next month. If you want to know more, or see how I’m doing, let me know!

Thank you so much for visiting me today! Are you ready to go visit the amazing Sandy Mott? Just click the next button below:


 

or, if you need to hop backwards, to go visit Colleen Vassos, please click the “prior” button below:

 

If you need the info on the retiring colors:

 

 

 

To check out the complete Retirement List, and newly added Clearance Rack items, please go to my website: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lynnstreifert/

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: CGQAGYQ6 (all online orders will receive mystery thank you gifts!!) 

~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: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun 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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Stampin Friends Blog Hop Stamparatus Giveaway!

Hi there friends! Welcome to our monthly Stampin Friends hop! We are so thrilled to be able to offer a brand new Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus positioning tool as a give-away this month to one lucky person! See details at the bottom of this post!

Thank you for joining us for our “No Rules” blog hop! I can’t wait to see what these talented stampers have to offer this month! If you hopped here from Andrea’s blog, thank you for stopping by! Isn’t she amazing, I love all her creations!

My first project to share with you is a birthday card I made for my dear sweet dad, we had a family birthday the other day to celebrate. I love that I have been making my family’s special cards for over 10 years now. I know my dad loves them.

This card features the wonderful stamp set called Waterfront, this is a MUST have stamp set for anyone who enjoys card making or scrapbooking.

Recently, I had my top down line members over for a reward day. We had a yummy lunch and made some awesome initials and cards.

So, you probably want to know how you can be entered to win our brand new Stamparatus, right?? Well, we all decided to chip in and offer this to one lucky Stampin Friends blog reader! All you need to do is leave me a comment below (scroll all the way to the bottom and type in the “Leave a Reply” box. Be sure to let me know what you think of my projects, and include #SFMARCHBLOGHOP and then do the same on all the other blog posts. (it will increase your chances to win). No purchase necessary. You must comment by Midnight on Sunday March 25th, 2018 to be entered to win. We will contact you to obtain your mailing address. Good luck everyone!

Stampin Friends Blog Hop Stamparatus Giveaway!

Well, that’s it for now, thanks so much for stopping by today, and please remember to leave me a comment below (and use hashtag #SFMARCHBLOGHOP ) to be entered to win the Stamparatus tool! (and keep on commenting on everyone’s blog as you hop around) here are the links to the other stampers (aren’t we nice- we all chipped in so we would have this awesome giveaway! Can’t wait to see who the winner is!)

 

 

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EDITED to add the new Sale-a-bration releases available as of today:

I also would like to remind you that if you are a brand new Paper Pumpkin subscriber (new based on your email and mailing address), then we have a great offer for you to try two months at half off! (this offer is good in the US only). Just go to www.paperpumpkin.com and fill out all the info (be sure to pick me- Lynn Streifert- as your demonstrator, and don’t forget- type in code: SAVEFIFTY0418 in order to get the 50% savings.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (March 2018) please use Hostess Code: REG2A9UQ

~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: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun 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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I’ve missed you!

Hi everyone! I have REALLY MISSED you! When I looked back at my last post it was on February first, good grief! I’m sorry I’ve been away for sooooo long!  I have to admit, February was challenging…I ended up getting the flu and had to reschedule many of my monthly stamping clubs due to illness and due to all the snow storms! I also changed jobs last week and wanted to be sure I was fresh and well rested, so I haven’t been staying up late to create projects or do all my normal monthly blog hops. AND, as if all that’s not enough, last week two close family members had surgery! Please keep my sister Sue and sister-in-law Kathy in your prayers. They are home recovering, but it will be a long road to healing.

So, one of the things I had to reschedule was my monthly team get together. We met the other night and I wanted to share with you the awesome swaps from this talented group, as well as my Make-and-Take projects. Enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions, I would LOVE to hear from you! I treasure every one of your comments!

Without further ado, here are the wonderful cards, and the name of who created them- aren’t they talented??!! Love these ladies!

Tiffany’s card features the adorable stamp set called “Message in a Bottle”:

Joan’s card features stunning Petal Palette bundle and gorgeous gold foil sheets:

Amye’s card also features the pretty Petal Palette bundle, and she colored with her blends (our alcohol markers):

Kara’s card was made using the manly Truly Tailored bundle and True Gentleman designer series paper:

Kathy’s card was made with the very versatile Hanging Garden stamp set and colored with our blends also:

Laurie’s card features one of our fabulous Sale-a-Bration offerings, Lots of Lavender stamp set and coloring with our awesome blends markers:

Sheila’s card features the adorable Party Panda stamp set and the Bubbles & Fizz designer series paper (both of these items are Sale-a-bration offerings- either one is free with a $50 purchase), love that fussy cutting:

Last but not least, my swap card that I made features our brand new stamp set we launched 2 weeks ago for the last stretch of Sale-a-bration called  Blossoming Basket, which is actually part of a bundle that includes the beautiful Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (together these two items are free with a $100 purchase), I water-colored using our aquapainters and reinkers (I diluted them a little bit), what do you think of the Peek-a-boo Peach and Daffodil Delight color combo?? Makes me long for spring!

This is a cute little gift Kara brought me, she made this amazing box (I think she called it the never-ending-box) the lid does not come off, but you pull it up, and it opens so you can remove what is inside- she put some Hershey’s kisses in there for me, how thoughtful?? It was such a surprise and I just adore this little handmade gift, thanks Kara! (I’m totally intimidated about these kind of projects, but she said it wasn’t “too hard”… maybe I’ll try it sometime).

Well, that’s it for today, I have some other cards and projects I will share with you over the next few days… I’m also going to try to get back to the 4 monthly blog hops that I’m involved in… I miss hopping with those talented people. It’s always so inspiring.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 9YP63X2R

~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: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun 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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Designer Series Paper Showcase!

Hi there friends! So glad you came back to visit me today! This month our Creative Inking Bloggers are showcasing Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful Designer Series Paper, since we have 11 days left of our awesome Buy 3 Get 1 free Sale!

 

Click this photo to open the flyer in bigger view:

I have been using these amazing papers in all of my classes and clubs this month- so my customers can see how versatile these amazing papers are!

 

This card was one we did last month at my Stamp-a-Stack. I love the “Be Merry” Designer Series Paper, those mittens are super cute. I never had a chance to use Santa’s sleigh dies last year- was super glad it carried over to the Annual Catalog, it is so stinkin cute!

 

 

How cute are the little reindeer on this DSP? (this is from “Be Merry” as well!)

 

 

I love that Stampin’ Up! included the Painted Harvest DSP from the Holiday Catalog in this sale too! Every piece in this pack is stunning, and looks amazing with any greeting!

 

Delightful Daisy DSP and bundle are still a favorite and look amazing any time of year. How sweet and simple is this card?

I would love to hear which card is your favorite! Or, feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions about the products I used. (A short supply list is below).

Thank you so much for stopping by, are you ready to go see what the other ladies have in store for us? Click here to hop over to see what awesomeness Lori Mueller has for us this month:

 

Click here if you need to hop back to check out the fun with Colleen Vassos:

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: UPT7SU4C

~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: 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!

Birthday Bash with Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop

Hello friends! Thank you for joining us for another one of our monthly blog hops with the Creative Circle Design Team, a small group of international Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators! Our team leader, Liz Holloway, keeps us all organized and gives us challenges and themes each month, it’s a wonderful source of inspiration! I hope you click on all the names at the bottom of this list to keep hopping along!

First I’d like to welcome  two more demonstrators to our CCDT. First up is a great friend of Liz’s and she is located in Abbotsford, BC. Please welcome Penny Hanuszak!

 

Next up is a wonderfully talented lady named Juan Ambida! She lives in Australia and is super talented! So glad to welcome both Penny and Juan to our cozy little group!

Since our theme this month is “Birthday Bash”, I wanted to show one of my summer birthday cards that I have created for the stampers in my August clubs.

I had to hold it closed to take the picture. Can you tell what kind of card it is?


Well if you guessed a card in a box pop up card then you are right!


Some of my club members requested a special pop up card when we were together last month and I came up with this design using our beautiful new birthday memories designer series paper! The trick with this type of card is to carefully lay out the pop up pieces before adhering them to the insert piece, as they must fit within the card or it won’t fit inside an envelope. I just love giving these cards to my friends- they are always so surprised when it pops open!

Want to know how to make this card? There are dozens of directions out there, but I wanted to simplify the process.

  • Start with 1/2 piece of cardstock cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Score the long side at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″
  • turn and score the short side at 2 1/2″ from the top.
  • Trim the slots open at the 2-4-6-8 inch score lines to the score line.
  • Cut away the small tab on the top 1/2″ (made next to the 8″ score line) and reserve this for your inside tab for the pop up pieces.
  • If you want more inserts for more items to pop up, they will need to match (1/2″ x 2 1/2″)
  • use strong adhesive (I used our Tear and Tape) on the 1/2″ bottom tab.
  • Decorate sides with coordinating DSP.

If you have any questions please let me know, I might just try a video if there is enough interest! (I have been wanting to try videos for some time now).

I treasure your comments, it means the world to me (to leave a me a comment, scroll to the very bottom and click “leave a response”- your email will not be published!)

Now just click the next name in the list below to continue hopping around the world:

 

 

Creative Crew Design Team Blog Hop “Birthday Bash” is here. Need some inspirations, click on the links below to see what our team has come up with.

1. Liz Holloway
2. Lynn Streifert
3. Kate Creasey
4. Juana Ambida
5. Lolascrap
6. Penny Hanuszak

 

Guess what? I am getting VERY close to earning the next Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Alaska! I have until September 30th to earn the remaining points. I have been working very hard since the new year started on October 1, 2016. Of course, most of you know I had to cancel lots of events with my dear mother’s battle with cancer up to her death last November. Then I switched jobs and am away from home 2 1/2 hour more each day, which is less time spent on my Stampin’ Up! business. But the good news is, my customers and downline have been so helpful, and I’m in the home stretch. I am getting ready to announce my big $1000 Workshop, stay tuned for all the details in tomorrow’s post. (Any size order is super helpful, as is a Paper Pumpkin subscription, joining my team, or hey- just buying my  handmade cards from me too). Hope you come back tomorrow for all the details!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy our hop!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code:  DM7VWPBK

~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: 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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Creative Inking-Two Step Stamping Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our July Blog Hop with a great group of 10 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators! I’m sure you’ll enjoy all these wonderful samples of Two-Step Stamping, I have to say, it has become one of my favorite techniques since we launched our photopolymer stamps a few years ago. If you happened to stop by earlier today, thanks! If you just arrived from Colleen’s blog- thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy our offerings this month!

First up is a fun new stamp set from the catalog called “Fabulous Flamingo”, I just adore this set and love how perfectly this sentiment from “Eastern Beauty” completes this card (it was a new release bundle in May and I just can’t stop using it- I’m crazy about cursive fonts!!).  This flamingo is actually a 4 step stamp, with three colors and after the two step stamping, there are two more different steps. (It’s not hard at all, I promise- if I can do it, you can too!)

Next up is a card I featured at my Stamping Bingo last month. All the ladies loved getting their hands on this exclusive hostess stamp set called “Tranquil Tulips”. (this stamp set can be your free choice with an order of $150 or more as your “host rewards”… if you have a long wish list, I’d love to help you!) Of course, can you tell I had to keep using the greetings from Eastern Beauty stamp set? I love this little “hello” don’t you?

When I was trying to decide on the colors, I kept playing with the new In Colors, once I paired it with my two new favorites, it made this card a breeze- Lemon-Lime Twist and Fresh Fig with a Very Vanilla base… it really helped make the Designer Series Paper “pop” a little bit, don’t you think?

 

 

Here are the supplies used for the Flamingo Card: (if you click the image it will take you to my store and you can add it to your shopping cart):

 

Here are the supplies used for the Tulip Card:

 

Stampin’ Up! has an amazing special this month only- with over $72 of additional free products just for purchasing the starter kit! I would love to welcome YOU to my amazing team of Lynnzcrafters! We are a group of now 18 ladies from the Capital District region of Upstate New York, with a few “snow birds” who go south for the winter.

Thank you so much for joining us and please know how much I treasure your comments, please scroll to the bottom of this post and click “leave a response”, Thanks!

 

Ready to go see what the amazing Sandy has created?? Me too! just click the “next” button here:

Or, if you need to hop back to see what Colleen created, click the “prior” button here:

Need any stamping supplies? I certainly appreciate your business, and I’m here to help you!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (July 2017) please use Hostess Code:  DM7VWPBK

~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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No Rules! Stampin Friends July Blog Hop!

 

Hi everyone!
I’m super excited to be here today- I haven’t blogged in a while, between health issues and my schedule and a few curve balls along the way, I haven’t had much creative time lately and then, of all things- two hops on the same day! (hope you come back and visit me tonight when the other hop is published!) You’ve probably just arrived from Twila Davis’ blog- isn’t she just amazing? I love her projects! We have 9 demonstrators in the hop this month, be sure to scroll down to the list and click the name of the next person to see their fabulous creations.

This month our Stampin Friends group has an “Anything Goes” theme with No Rules! It’s kind of refreshing sometimes to have no rules, don’t you agree? So I decided to show off some new Christmas items I made with our brand new bundle from the Carols of Christmas!

 

First up, I knew I wanted to use our new embossing paste to make my evergreen trees look like they had snow on top of them… post-it notes to the rescue!

 

This created a defined space for me to put the paste on, just throw the post-it notes away when done. What do you think? Realistic, right?

Here is my finished Christmas Card- I used Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake ink on the greeting, but the little deer is stamped in Soft Suede.

 

Here is a close up of just the snowy trees. It dries really fast!

For this hop, we also make a 3D item, so I decided to experiment to see what would coordinate with this card, tiny treat boxes were the perfect solution. I just ADORE the new mini boxwood wreaths, my first thought was to make earrings, but then I decided a box of candy was the perfect treat to go with this card.

 

You will definitely want to check everyone’s blogs out today, if you’re ready to continue on, just click Steph Jandrow’s name below, and you’ll continue on the hop!

 

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Raquelle Clifton
2. Lana Staab
3. Twila Davis
4. Lynn Streifert
5. Steph Jandrow
6. Melissa Thomas
7. Maureen Rauchfuss
8. Jennifer Cerizo
9. Andrea Tracy-Tucker

 

**Please note, we have a little glitch in the blog hop, to get to Jennifer Cerizo’s blog please click here

http://worldofjencraft.com/index.php/2017/07/20/vertical-greetings-embossing-paste-background/

 

Don’t forget- STAMPIN’ UP! BONUS DAYS!  JULY 1 – 31.  EARN IN JULY.  REDEEM IN AUGUST!

  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between July 1-31,  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 1 – 31, 2017.

EARNING (JULY 1-31)  IMPORTANT DETAILS!

  • Keep Your Codes!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Requires Email!  An email address is required to participate; bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • No Limit!  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.

REDEEMING (AUGUST 1-31)  IMPORTANT DETAILS!

  • No Limit!  There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • What Will You Use Your Coupon Codes For?  Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any Stampin’ Up! product, excluding Starter Kits, Stampin’ (Host) Rewards and Paper Pumpkin month to month subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin kits (1, 3, 6 and 12 month fixed subscriptions) can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy our hop!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (July 2017) please use Hostess Code:  DM7VWPBK

~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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