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Fiesta Bingo 🌮

Last night was my monthly stamping bingo night. I had to use some new space because my church and other locations were booked. This room is at the Rexford firehouse and boy was it lovely! My helpers who came early…. I could never do these events without you wonderful friends, thank you from the bottom of my heart! this front table is where I sat to be the bingo caller, and had all the prizes on display. I found a lovely Pandora station of mariachi music that we played throughout the evening which was so fun. I found the absolute cutest paper products, mini morocco’s, and this neat goodie bag all on Amazon. It really helped pull the theme together. Everyone was in the fiesta spirit, and we had a super organized sign-up sheet/Google document and everyone contributed to a taco and fajita bar for dinner before we started stamping. We had two kinds of homemade salsa, guacamole, chicken, ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and onions, cheese, sour cream, nacho chips, taco shells (soft and hard), margaritas, some other adult beverages, lemonade, seltzer, and delicious desserts too! Churros, brownies, cinnamon cookies and rosettes (I think that’s what they’re called). All I can say is it was so delicious and I am so thankful from the bottom of my heart for such wonderful coordination, loved everything!

We had a good turn out, these nice long tables made it extra roomy and the lighting was fantastic also!

I have to say the margaritas were delicious and I don’t think anyone left hungry or thirsty that’s for sure.

In order to help increase their chances to win, extra bingo boards were available and our largest jackpot of all went to a brand new person who had never stamped or been to bingo before, congratulations Karen M. 💰

She was the guest of one of our newest Lynnzcrafters, Judi P.

First winner of the night was Jane who was super excited to get the butterfly gala bundle!

And here’s Judi (the newest team member I spoke about) she won our second game of bingo and picked out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!

Next up was Stephanie who won a lovely bundle with two stamps sets, DSP, blender pens, and sponge brayers.

Alexis was our next bingo winner in game four and she was so thrilled that the Piece of Cake bundle was available!

Game five went to Sheila and she got the soon to retire flowering desert set with two kinds of embossing paste, stencils and utensils.

And the last game of the night went to Kathy- which included a pack of watercolor paper, Brusho crystals, spritzers, and two fabulous stamp sets.

After all the stamping was done and bingo was over these fabulous ladies helped me clean up and I tallied the orders and gave away even more raffle tickets. The grand raffle prize was a brand new big shot machine!

This is Meri, she won the big shot and this was only her second time coming to bingo, congratulations!

I raffled off the cute piñata- which Laurie won- and all those ladies are the ones who stayed to help me clean up. Thank you so much friends! 😘❤️😘

I’d like to give a shout out to my friend Nancy who came over the week before to help me do all the big shot work and prep for this event. And to my wonderful team Lynnzcrafters, especially Kathy who so kindly helped with all the set up and clean up!

It truly takes a village to have an event like this, and I couldn’t do it without them. I am so blessed and thankful to have these wonderful friends and all their support and all of the interest from my friends and customers, thank you for helping bingo be such a fabulous event. I love the positivity, comradeship, and plain old fun!

I do not advertise for bingo because almost every bingo night fills up from the people who attend previously, and I use this night as a kind a VIP monthly event.

I will share the cards we made another night, they were bright and colorful and Mexican inspired.

Thank you so much for reading this post today, I hope you have a wonderful day!

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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 Blog Hop April Mother’s Day

 

Happy April Everyone! I’m thrilled to be dipping my feet back in the water of joining some dear friends in a brand new monthly blog hop, thanks Chris and Raquelle for inviting me to join you in this new endeavor! We will hop on the first Monday of every month, and I know you will love these amazing cards and projects.

Today we are featuring Mother’s Day or Feminine cards for you. We have a different theme each month and will be featuring Stampin’ Up! products and special releases.

There are several new stamp sets in our Occasions Catalog that lend themselves to this theme, and I choose the stunning set called Vibrant Vases (item # 148656 $17 US) this set is a match for the awesome Vases Builder Punch found in our Annual Catalog (but I didn’t use it on this card). Instead, I featured the Stitched Rectangles Framelits (item # 148551 $35 US) to create a “frame” for my whisper white base. To adhere to our theme, I looked through all my paper and I was inspired to use some of my All My Love Designer Series Paper (item #148576 $11)- you guys, it’s not just for Valentine’s! The color palette in this paper is what inspired my ink colors- Soft Seafoam and Flirty Flamingo! And the little floating shelf I made from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits (item# 148527 $35), again- not just for Valentine’s!

 

My greeting came from the amazing Itty Bitty Greetings (item #146667 $36 clear mount, or I have this set in wood mount item #146664 $48) and I punched out the Mother’s Day greeting with the Classic Label punch, also from the Annual Catalog (item #141491 $18).

 

I made this card to showcase the Vibrant Vases stamp set and let me tell you, any greeting would look amazing on this card, am I right? Who would you give it to?

 

Well, that’s it for today, thank you so much for visiting me! Won’t you please leave me a comment? I’m trying to grow my readership here on WordPress, and your comments actually help my visability!

Now just click the link below to head over to the other talented ladies in the hop!  And scroll below if you want to learn about my new monthly special for my customers and team! I’m thrilled to have created a new collaboration with 12 other demonstrators!

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You guys, back in February when I was at a Leadership Conference that was organized by my Stampin’ Up! coach (Ronda Wade), I looked around the room and was amazed at the talent and success of so many wonderful ladies. I had been wanting to be a part of a co-op or collaborative to offer free tutorials to my customers but all of the ones I looked into were full (with waiting lists). So I had the great idea to create one. That’s right- by the end of the first night, I shared my idea with ladies I was sitting with, and before the weekend was over, we had a group of 13 demonstrators eager to take the plunge with me.  We’ve worked really hard to come up with 13 unique and spring themed projects that we know you’ll enjoy! The best part of our Talented Tutorial Team- is we’re giving these tutorials away FREE to our customers and team members. I’ve already shared them with my downline and a few customers who had to order the new storage system the other day. You can get it for free by placing a minimum $40 order (before tax/shipping) from me during the month of April. Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks so much.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Host Code:  MC7EWKVC

~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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New Releases!

Good morning friends, I wanted to bring you these new offerings from Stampin’ Up!. This flyer represents new choices from the annual catalog these would be free with a $50 order

Today also launches the fabulous Saleabration Coordination products!! These are available for purchase and they all coordinate with previously released Saleabration items! Genus!! I know lots of you who don’t like fussy cutting will love to get your hands on these dies.

The punch may carry over into the next catalog.

I hope you are all doing well, I appreciate all your thoughts and prayers and cards that you sent to me and my family, losing my dad suddenly on Valentine’s Day has been still quite a shock. I sit here in my prayer chair and I have so many friends and family I am praying for who’ve also lost love ones. In fact we are going to the funeral of our dear aunt tomorrow. Life is short, treasure your time with those you love.

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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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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!

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Snow Day! (& Facebook Live Reminder) and Bingo!

Well it certainly was predicted that we would get a lot of snow, in my area we got about 13 inches of snow but as I write this it is now turned to sleet and freezing rain. So glad this big storm hit on a long weekend and I have been hunkered down at home doing lots of crafts. I enrolled in an online creative convention which I have done before but it’s the first time I actually got to sit down and do the projects live, and I played online virtual bingo last night!

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This is a photo of a card I made last month and mailed in a card swap I participated in, featuring three new items from our Saleabration catalog. I paired the botanical butterfly DSP and the grapefruit grove foil sheets with the sentiment from Part of My Story new cling stamp set. I shared this card last night in our online group as my #onlinecreativeconvention share. What do you think?

Yesterday was national popcorn day so I had some of this delicious popcorn, bonus it is buy one get one free at Price chopper! It was so fun learning from Erica how to do an online bingo event. I have a very popular monthly stamping bingo night, but I have never played online before and now the wheels and ideas are churning. Would you be interested in playing online bingo with me? Leave me a comment I may consider it if there is enough interest.

Speaking of bingo, Friday night was my live bingo event held up in Burnt Hills. The theme was pajama party and I found adorable plates online that had pajamas and bunny slippers. Everyone who attended got a package of our rhinestone gems as well as a sleep mask, you can see some of the girls had them on as a headband.

You can see most of the winners above but I forgot to take two photos, my friend Patty won the shopping spree and earned $135 to apply to her order that night with me, and my friend Wendy won the grand prize drawing for a brand new Stamparatus and carrying case! Congratulations to all the winners! All of the money that I gathered from registrations for everyone who attended was used for all of the prizes, bundles, giveaways, room rental, and paper products.

We had five projects and played six games of bingo. I tried something new and had one of the girls at each table is a demonstrator on my team and they were in charge of making sure everyone used the new ink pads and cling mount stamps appropriately, They also made sure the stamps were taken off the blocks before we rotated as one of the new aspects of our cleaning mount stamps is that they can’t stay on the black for very long or they stick they also made sure the stamps were taken off the blocks before we rotated as one of the new aspects of our cling mount stamps is that they can’t stay on the block for very long or they stick.

And I have to give a huge shout out to several people: first of all my deep thanks to Nancy and Laurie who came over and help me prep on Wednesday night. And huge thanks and kudos to several people: Laurie and Kathy who came early to help me set up, Wendy, Laurie, Sheila, Kathy, and MaryBeth for running the tables for me and also with Brigid, they all helped with cleanup too.

This bingo event takes approximately 15–20 hours to plan, prep, and hold the event. It is a lot of work but I do it because my friends love it so much and asked me to do this every month. I am humbled and blessed because of all their support …. bonus- this event is really what has helped me turn my business around and help me achieve the Stampin Up incentive trips. I am currently working hard to earn the Maui trip in the summer of 2020. Thank you for all of you who have joined my team and/or attended a class/club/event or ordered from me it is all helping and I am deeply grateful for you all!

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These were the five projects that we made at bingo, the Valentine’s Day card was easily switched up if they use the reverse side of the DSP and change the greeting it was a card that said Wishing you a lovely day.

Well I have one more announcement I would like to share with you: today at noon (EST) Sunday, January 20, I will be having my first Facebook live event on my Lynnzcrafters Facebook page. I sure would love to have you hop on and join us, I am doing some giveaways and will be doing a Stampin’ Up! Inspiration and going over some tips. I am hoping the live event will be between 30–45 minutes. This will be a test to see if people like a live event and I may be able to do this every week. Let me know what you think.

I hope you all have a safe day and stay warm and cozy inside! I’m thankful that all my family is off today and no one has to drive on these roads. We have a state of emergency right now and nonessential staff are not allowed to be out driving, hopefully later today my dear old dad will be able to come plow my driveway. 🙏🏻

Thanks so much for choosing me as your demonstrator, I appreciate YOU!

When you order from me 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!

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2019 Occasions Catalog Ribbon and Paper Shares!

Hello Friends! Back by popular request- my amazing Designer Series Paper and Ribbon Shares!! This offer is available to all who live in the USA. 

Lynnzcrafters 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares

Designer Series Paper:  $25 each  you’ll receive 6″ x 6″ shares of every pattern:

  • All My Love Designer Series Paper (12 patterns, 2 pieces of each design)
  • Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (6 patterns, 2 pieces of each design )
  • How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (12 patterns, 2 pieces of each design)
  • Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper (12 patterns, 2 pieces of each design)
  • Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (10 patterns, 2 pieces of each 5 colors)
  • Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper (12 patterns, 2 pieces of each design )
  • Classic Garage Designer Series Paper (12 patterns, 2 pieces of each design)
  • FREE Bonus: Receive Botanical Butterfly (6 patterns, 2 pieces of each design)

Ribbon and Trim: $20 each- Here’s what is included:

  • All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack (2 yards each of 2 colors)
  • Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon (2 yards)
  • Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon (2 yards)
  • Calypso Coral 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (2 yards)
  • Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon (2 yards)
  • Old Olive Linen Thread (3 yards)
  • Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon (2 yards)
  • FREE Bonus: Receive Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack- (1 yard each of 5 colors).

Purchase both 2019 Paper and Ribbon Shares for $45 and receive a set of the Sweet Pins & Tags (page 15 of Occasions Catalog) for free as my thanks!*

Payment must be received by January 2, 2019 as the order will be submitted on January 3 when the new Occasions Catalog launches. 
Cash, check or PayPal are accepted for payments. (or if you received a gift of a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate with my name on it as a gift this Christmas, that can be used on shares as well).  You may send the payment to me via your PayPal account, please send as Friends and Family to my PayPal account email address is still: LStreifert@nycap.rr.com (I still need to convert that over).

Shares will be available for local delivery around January 18-20, as it takes 10 days shipping from Utah, then we will cut and wrap all these products for you. If you would like to order a share(s) and need it shipped, please add $7.00 for priority shipping. 

As I am still in the process of switching email accounts, please contact me via email to order your share: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com and to let me know how you would like to pay for your share. 

Thank you for your support! I just reordered boxes and baggies, and plan to package these items the same as I did for the Holiday catalog shares.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Host Code:  ZDM4JRXP
~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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Team Lynnzcrafters Christmas Party 🌲

Happy Holidays Everyone!!
I had a lovely Christmas with my family, and a nice long weekend, but back to work yesterday (yes- I do miss the vacation week all my teacher friends get).

I was going through my blog posts and realized I never published a few that I had started before Christmas. Very worthy of sharing with you all, so here is a look at how I celebrated with my amazing Lynnzcrafters Team!

For starters, when people arrive, they can put their “grab bag” (a handmade gift) under the tree- this is the game where “stealing” is encouraged! Everyone brought some yummy appetizers or dessert to share- forgot to take photos of the spread, but it was amazing, as always!

Here are the 11 ladies who participated in the grab bag, and they are holding/wearing the gift they ended the game with… look at all those happy faces! We have papercrafters, knitters, wool-felters, jewelry makers, and painters amongst this group!! Seriously- best gifts EVER!

And here are the 13 who were able to attend the team party, thanks to Kara for showing me how the timer function worked on my phone!!

We also did a tag swap this year, everyone needs tags at Christmas time, right? Here are Kathy and MaryBeth with their tags.

Laurie and Wendy with their tags.

Elizabeth with her tags.

Diane, Kara and Sheila with their tags. And I forgot to take a picture of my tag, I’ll have to see if I can get a photo from someone who received my tag in the swap.

Then we split into 3 groups for my stamping project/Make and Take. It is a 2019 Calendar. I featured a lot of new products in the 2019 Occasions and Saleabration catalogs. (I plan to post a close up of all 12 months in a separate post sometime next week).

I put a box with 4 months at a time on each of the three tables, and rotated them about every 1/2 hour. Ladies helped each other to stamp and die cut their pieces.

We played Christmas music on Pandora, and crafted away. (Boy from this angle you can see how messy my craft room is… I really need to find time to declutter).

And here is a photo of my gift to each person on my team. I do still need to arrange pick up for those who couldn’t attend – (Sharon B. I will mail yours to you!) I’m so thankful to my friend Sariah who helped me order these amazing gifts for my team. I love drinking tea out of my new stainless steel travel mug- it stays warm for hours! I hope you’re enjoying your mugs ladies!

When do you take down your Christmas decorations? I like to keep mine up until Martin Luther King weekend so I can enjoy the white lights, there is something soothing about it, don’t you think?

I would like to thank you all for your continued support, encouragement and understanding this year. I seem to have grand intentions that often fall short of my own expectations (like blogging more often, or classes/projects that will take only a certain amount of time). But, I am learning to brush it off, take a deep breath, and be kind to myself by not dwelling on what went wrong, or what could have been better. In 2019, I am continuing to focus on having monthly stamping events for my team and customers where everyone has fun, helps each other, and enjoys time together. If you have any suggestions for me, please feel free to email me at my NEW email account: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code:  ZDM4JRXP
~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email:  Lynnzcrafters@gmail.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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