We Create Blog Hop- Step It Up February!

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Hi there friends! Welcome to our February edition of our We Create Blog Hop featuring all Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators! I just love this hop, and am always inspired by the talent in this group, I always learn some new fun technique and am inspired by the projects created!

Without further ado, here are my offerings for this month:

 

 

I used the simple card for my swap for my team get together last week and as one of my five cards for my Stamp-a-Stack class last night. Everyone loved it so much! (If you want to see the other 4 Stamp-a-Stack cards, be sure to head back here on Friday for all those details. For my “stepped up card” I have someone special in mind who would love to receive this in the mail.

 

What do you think?


I am just crazy about the succulents in the occasions catalog, this was our team project last week as well, isn’t this adorable?

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful day! Ready to head on over to see what amazing projects Kimberley has created? Just click the “next” graphic below:

 

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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 ”

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!

They’re Here! The New 2017 Occasions and SAB Catalogs!


Hello friends! Today is a very exciting day! Our new 2017 Occasions (aka “Spring”) Catalog and the 2017 Sale-a-Bration Catalog have launched today!! It is the most “wonderful” time of the year as Stampin’ Up! begins their generous rewards program to customers, hostesses, and demonstrators! My side bar has the new catalogs, or if you see a product below that you like, feel free to click it, and it will take you directly to my online store.

*Sorry if you were trying to get to my online store earlier today, Stampin’ Up! had an unexpected server issue that took hours to fix, it didn’t have anything to do with volume either, those poor IT folks, I can’t image how stressed out they must feel, hope they can feel cyber hugs from NY.

I’ve decided to also apply to become a “display stamper” for the next OnStage which I will be attending in Toronto, Canada (it’s the closest location from where I live in Upstate New York). So this blog post is created with the projects required for the application, and they are all New 2017 products, so I thought you would enjoy this post.

The first requirement is 3 Standard size greeting cards, I decided to showcase the awesome new Valentine’s products:

Can you see the wink of stella shining on that little wooden heart?

This time I first colored the wooden heart with real red marker, then added a touch of Wink of Stella for some more shimmer.

Now on to the scrapbook pages, I have been a huge fan of Project Life, the simple and easy memory keeping system by Becky Higgins… and am soooo thrilled that she partnered with Stampin’ Up! with some exclusive items just for us (not found in any store!). I can’t count how many albums I have made over the years, but I can say this is the best way to get photos in albums the quickest! (If you made a New Year’s Resolution to document your travels, family memories, special occasions and holidays- or hey, if you just want an album of your pets- that’s fine too!) I’m here to help you… In fact- stay tuned, I have some new classes coming up next month that will help you get your photos in albums too!




Now here’s what it looks like inside the albums:


Last, but not least, the application for OnStage asks for two 3-D items:


This easel stand 2017 calendar was fun to make! Don’t you just love the colors in this gorgeous new Designer series paper? it is called “Carried Away” and it coordinates beautifully with the Lift me Up Bundle in the new Occasions Catalog, but this paper is a FREE Sale-a-bration item with your $50 purchase- I love it!


And lastly, my second 3D project is an 8×10″ Love themed framed art piece, what do you think of my color palette? I love Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White together, do you?

Thank you sooo much for stopping by my blog tonight! If you’re on Facebook, don’t forget my New Catalog Launch Party at 8 pm Central Time- hope to see you over there, here’s a link:
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If you are thinking of ordering anything this week, please use Hostess Code: CQBFYCTG

~Lynn Streifert, Silver Elite

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”

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. 

Good bye Sale-a-bration, it was GREAT!

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Hi There Stamping Friends!!

WOW, where did March go?? I can’t believe tomorrow we turn the calendar to April (my favorite month!).  This is a quick post to remind you that TODAY is the last day of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Sale-a-bration Season- free gifts for customers, extra $$ for hostesses, extra $$ for new recruits, and rewards for Demonstrators too!

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I hope you were able to get all the FREE products you wanted! I did hear that the glitter tape is sold out, but there are lots of other products still available!

I have an order going in tonight, so contact me by 6 pm EST if you want me to help you, or place an order in my online store.

thanks! Have a great Thursday, last day of March!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by have a great day!

lynnsignature~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

**I have just a couple openings for April …so contact me if you want to book a party: Sip & Stamp Parties, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Also, 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!

 

Stampin Friends Spring Hop…

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Hi there Stampin Friends! Welcome to our March Blog Hop featuring lots of Easter, Spring and soft pastel colors to inspire you! I can’t wait to see everyone’s creations! If you arrived from Leanne’s blog, WELCOME, and thank you for continuing with the blog hop! Isn’t she just amazing? I love her work- I love that her initials became her blog name “Literally My Joy”, isn’t that sweet? I got to meet Leanne last summer on my late night flight home from Convention in Salt Lake City, it was great meeting you Leanne! Hope to see you next month at OnStage!

We have three guest bloggers this month, be sure to check out their work (and remember to leave them a comment for the “Mystery Giveaway”):

  1. Barbara Welch
  2. Charlene Luks
  3. Cheryl Piotrowski

 

Ready to see what I have created for you this month? Here is an assortment of projects that I created for this theme of welcoming spring by using soft pastels:


First up a card using the stamp “swallowtail” from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog. I used my sponge daubers to sponge on pastel colors all over this butterfly. After I was happy with the color I hand cut this butterfly out, and using my bone folder, gave it some 3-D.



The colors are used on the butterfly are daffodil delight, pink pirouette, pear pizzazz, and on the whisper white background I sponged soft sky.


Next up I wanted to make another card using the Rose wonder bundle. This was a big hit at my stamp-a-stack  class last month. It is so easy to remove the Rose piece from the die with the help of the new die brush and sponge pad, what a fantastic tool!!


The past few cards I have made with this technique were birthday cards, but I needed a special Easter card so I changed it up. Can you see the glimmer? The clear wink of Stella pen helped to glam this card up! I made this card by using the negative space from the card stock as my stencil to sponge on the pink and green ink for the background underneath the rose die.

 

Next up is my 3-D project I knew immediately I wanted to try my hand at a project that Erika Cerwin featured last spring on her blog using the intricate butterfly dies here on the curvy keepsake box. She made them in a variety of colors and they’re so beautiful. I followed her video and just added the wink of Stella clear glimmer pen over the vellum butterfly and on the circles made with the stencil and Stampin’ marker- can you see it?


These little treat boxes will be perfect for Easter or any get together really.

So what did you think? I would love to hear from you, I adore reading all of your comments, it really makes my day!

Wishing you all a very Happy  St. Patrick’s Day! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and remember to leave a comment with the #SFMarhop to be entered into the drawing.

 

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I was so thrilled that one of MY customers, Sariah J., won the Mystery Give-away in February! She is still receiving her goodies, all the demonstrators in the blog hop mail the winner some crafty goodies! I can’t wait to see who wins in March! Just be sure to hop to every blogger, and enter the hashtag: #SFMarHop with your comment. It’s super fun!

 

Ready to go see the amazing Kirsteen Gill’s fabulous blog?? Me too… click the “next” button…

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Or, if you need to hop back and check out the talented Leanne Johnson, click the “previous” button…

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Refer to this list if you need to find anyone on the hop:

1. Melissa Thomas

2.  Cheryl

3. Steph Jandrow

4. Kathie Rotti

5. Barbara Welch 

6. Charlene Luks   

7. Carolina Evans

8. Leanne Johnson 

9. Lynn Streifert    <<<———— YOU ARE HERE!

10. Kirsteen Gill 

11. Elizabeth Jeanne

 

 

Here are the supplies I used for my three projects above:

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

Thanks so much for stopping by have a great day!

lynnsignature~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

**I have just a couple openings for March and April due to vacation plans/holidays…so contact me if you want to book a party: Sip & Stamp Parties, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Also, 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 Spring Cards!

Hi there stamping friends! I wanted to share with you the Awesome Swap Cards that my team and I made last week for our swap cards. A swap is when you make a certain number of the same card, we use only Stampin’ Up! products, and typically have a “theme” in mind… our last get together theme was Spring/Easter.  What do you think? Aren’t they all just beautiful?

 

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Don’t you just love these Spring and Easter cards?

Let me know if you have any questions about anything we used, I’m happy to help you!

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Don’t forget our BIG BOGO (Buy One Get One Free Sale) this Saturday, March 5th from 1-4 pm at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church (address is 816 Route 50, Burnt Hills- across from Gil’s Garage). We have tons of stamps, inks, papers, punches, dies, tools, kids crafts, even jewelry supplies! Hope to see you there! Also- a free gift for paying in cash! 😉

Have a great day- hope to see you on Saturday!

Lynn

We Create Blog Hop- March!

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Hi There Crafty Friends! How are you doing? I don’t know how it got to be March, do you? I’m pretty happy that the winter months are going so quickly! Some of my bulbs are making an appearance and I even hear the birds chirping in the morning as my alarm goes off. Fingers crossed for an early spring here in Upstate NY!

For today’s creation I want to share with you a few stamp sets that I paired together for the hop. While I was working on the cards over the weekend, I also decided to use this ice cream cone card for one of my cards at the senior center. I know they always love birthday cards, but I also had a request for St. Patrick’s Day cards, as in plural, well we don’t have anything current in the Stampin’ Up! catalog that screams St. Patrick’s Day to me, so I thought a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone was a good idea- she can stamp Happy St. Patrick’s Day on the inside.

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First up is the CAS card (Clean And Simple), this card features crumb cake card stock as the matte, (base is very vanilla), the 2″ strip was punched with the scalloped tag topper punch, I stamped the ice cream cone from Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (this is a Sale-a-bration selection free with a $50 order). I used the crumb cake marker to color in the cone. Then I stamped the ice cream two times on a scrap of very vanilla paper and colored it in with the mint macaron marker. Hand-cutting the two scoops took no time at all. Then I stamped the “Happy Day” greeting from another Saleabration stamp set called “Perfect Pairings”.  Just love these two together. According to my nephew and my brother, this card is an “acceptable” masculine card- no bling, no ribbon, no buttons, no flowers, no pink, and no embellishments (they are plain and simple guys so I like to get their input when I’m working on CAS cards for guys).

 

Next up is the “Step It Up” Card!

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I used the same color palette of very vanilla, crumb cake, mint macaron and chocolate chip. The designer series paper is from the package of Timeless Elegance. On this card, I wanted to watercolor the ice cream cone and ice cream, so I pulled out the watercolor paper. This is such a breeze to work with- no pilling of the paper, and it’s very sturdy! I used the liquid tombo glue to adhere all the pieces together. The sprinkles are from “Party with Cake” stamp set in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.

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Here are the two cards side-by-side. What do you think? I’d love to hear which one you like the most! Leave me a comment- I LOVE to hear from YOU!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today- don’t forget to click the “next” button to hop on over to see what Julie made for you today. If you want to see the supply list, scroll down to the bottom of this post.

 

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Local Friends- Remember that this Saturday, March 5th from 1-4 pm at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, we will have our next Retired Stampin’ Up! and Craft Supplies BOGO (buy one get one free) event with my team and I! We have a TON of stamps, inks, papers, tools, punches, kids craft supplies, and even jewelry making supplies (beads galore!)! For each dollar you spend on our sale items, you will receive free NEW catalog merchandise! (we just add tax/shipping on the total). Cash is much easier for us divide up at the end of the day, so we will have a free gift for all who come and pay in cash! (local checks and credit cards are okay too)… thanks, hope to see you there!!

 

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

Thanks so much for stopping by have a great day!

lynnsignature~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

**I have just a couple openings for March and April due to vacation plans/holidays…so contact me if you want to book a party: Sip & Stamp Parties, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Also, 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!

 

 

Creative Inking Easter Bunny Hop

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Here’s our whole line up for February:

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

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

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

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

~Lynn

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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

Now offering a variety of stamping events such as a Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!