Creative Inking “Color My World” Blog Hop

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Hello Friends,

Thank you for joining us for the February Blog Hop of the Creative Inking team- a wonderful group of all Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. These ladies are just fabulous… be sure to click “Hop this way to the Next Blog” icon at the bottom of this post, and then on all the other blog posts- you will be amazed at the talent in this group!! A few of our regular members are off this month, but we have 8 amazing blogs for you to check out, and hopefully find some inspiration!

When I first saw the theme “Color My World”, I instantly thought of our new watercolor pencils! I absolutely LOVE them! In fact- they have proven to be more popular than Stampin’ Up! predicted, as they’ve flown off the shelves. So, in case you don’t have the pencils, I wanted to also show you some simple water-coloring with our inks.

First up is a birthday card I made for my dear dad:

The base is made with tempting turquoise card stock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″). I used silver foil specialty 12″x 12″ paper cut down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and embossed it in the new hexagon textured impressions embossing folder (tip: only use 1 cutting pad as this is a super thick folder). I used a strip of Party Animal Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the sentiments are from Big On Birthdays (page 6 from the Occasions Catalog).  I used the hammer from the “Nailed It” bundle on page 48 of the Occasions Catalog (you have to LOVE coordinating dies!) on watercolor paper with the watercolor pencils and aqua painter. Dad loved his card! (I had a big family dinner last night to celebrate my dad).

Next up, this trio I made with the Tuscan Vineyard set from page 95 of the Annual Catalog:

This card was water colored with the watercolor pencils on very vanilla card stock. The accent colors are old olive and rich razzleberry.

This card (and the next one) were made with our crumb cake note cards and I colored very lightly with elegant eggplant ink, the stamping was done in crumb cake and elegant eggplant.

This one is my favorite from my little trio, I water-colored with garden green and elegant eggplant ink. The “thanks” is from Cottage Greetings. These were fun and simple to color and put together. Great to make up a bunch and have on hand for thank you card when you need them!

I hope my post inspired you to try some water-coloring! I would love to hear from you, I treasure your comments! Thanks.

If you missed Amber’s post in the hop, click the “prior” button below:
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If you’re ready to hop over to see what Sandy has for us today, just click the “next” button below:
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Thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate your time spent here today. If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (February) please use Hostess Code: Y3MGB3QA

~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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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. 

We Create Blog Hop October 2016

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Hello there crafty friends,

October 1st sure rolled around pretty quickly and snuck up on me. Today’s offering is a quick post, the format for this hop is usually one project and then a “stepped up” version of the same project. Forgive me, but with everything going on with my family- I decided to share with you my four Make-and-Take projects for my Stampin’ Up! Bingo night last night. I hope you like these offerings, and don’t mind that I didn’t stick to the formula this month. (Sometimes priorities conflict with my time to craft and blog).

So here you go:

It was s “Fall Theme” bingo night.

Basket of Wishes is a fun set to watercolor, and doesn’t it just pop on the shimmer white paper?

Cookie-cutter Halloween is one of my favorite stamp sets in this holiday catalog.


I pulled out the vintage leaves stamps at and matching framelits-it’s a great card for the fall, don’t you think?

I have to admit that I finished these cards on our retreat last weekend and I had some inspiration from another demonstrator -thanks to Debbie Henderson for the awesome inspiration! I love her work and style, and just tweaked two of her cards to fit into my plans for my bingo night.

 

Also, since today is October 1st, and the Official Celebration of “World Card Making Day”- Stampin’ Up! is kicking off this event with some specials:

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If you need any products, can’t pass up these awesome sales, just go to my online store: http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net and enter Hostess Code: 

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And now on to the talented Kimberley Morris- can’t wait to see what she has for us this month:

 

 

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Thank you all for visiting my blog today, thank you for your kind words and prayers for my family, we’ve certainly been challenged these past two months… we appreciate all the love and prayers.

The fundraiser that I started for my dear sister-in-law, Kathy Streifert, has just reached the half-way point. Kathy has had a 22 year battle with Crohn’s disease, and is out of work indefinitely. As a waitress in a local restaurant with no sick days, or paid time off, and astronomical hospital bills and deductibles, I started the “Go Fund Me” campaign. You can read about it, and/or donate here, thank you!

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If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: N32RY9MD

~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

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!

Black, White, & Whatever You Like, Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stampin Friends “Black and White and Whatever You Like” Blog Hop! If you arrived from Deana’s Blog, thank you for continuing with the hop! Don’t forget to click the Next Button below to check out Carolina’s  amazing creations. PLUS, keep reading for a chance to win a bunch of new crafty presents!

This month we are excited to have three Awesome Guest Hoppers that you should definitely check out:

1. Cindy Waldroff
2. Barbara Welch
3. Angela Carter

 

Ready to get started with my projects? The theme this month is “Black and White and Whatever You Like”…  there are so many awesome color schemes that coordinate nicely with black and white. I knew I wanted to use our brand new Sale-a-bration recent release of Pedal Pusher, and the last time I was on a bike was when I went to California in September on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip and we rented beach cruisers to ride along the boardwalk. One of the bicycles was this dreamy mint macaron color, so that’s what I decided to go with for my “whatever I like” color.  Once I started this idea, I started noticing this color trio everywhere!

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So this was my inspiration for my card creation for the blog hop!

 

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Luckily, as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I was able to pre-order the three new releases earlier this month, and had time to play with them all- and I just had to incorporate all three into this blog hop.

 

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I knew I wanted a pop of color, and our gorgeous washi tape did the trick!

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I knew I wanted it to be a birthday card, so the mini balloon punch and “It’s my party” enamel dots helped spruce it up.

 

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Then decided at the last minute to add some mini pearls too… what do you think?

Now to create a coordinating gift card holder…

 

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The new Metallics Glitter tape is a breeze to tear and use- no scissors needed! I love the shimmer and sparkle it adds to the mini treat bag holder.

 

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At first I planned to turn the bag on it’s side, but I didn’t really care for this orientation, so I turned it:

 

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Much better, don’t you think?

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Now for the inside- had to use the brand new set “Party Pants”… don’t you love that sentiment “put your party pants on”??? I love it!

 

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See what I mean? Black, white and mint are everywhere! (don’t you love this gorgeous kitchen? I am putting this on my bucket list!)

 

I hope you liked my projects today, don’t forget to enter to win our Mystery prize- giveaway:

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Continue on the hop and increase your chances of winning by commenting on everyone’s post! (be sure to include the hashtag: #SFFebHop in your comments! One lucky winner will receive the prize from all 15 of us bloggers (we will mail you the prize!).

 

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If for some reason the links don’t work correctly- here is the master list of everyone in the blog hop this month:

  1. Lynn Streifert — https://lynnzcrafters.com/2016/02/18/black-white-whatever-you-like-stampin-friends-blog-hop/
  2. Carolina Evans – http://studioevans.blogspot.com/2016/02/stampin-friends-february-blog-hop-black.html
  3. Elizabeth Jeanne — http://craftsbyhappystamper.com/2016/02/18/black-white-and-whatever-you-like-stampin-friends-blog-hop
  4. Kirsteen Gill http://www.creatinwithkirsteen.com/home/stampin-friends-february-hop
  5. Leanne Johnson http://literallymyjoy.blogspot.com/2016/02/sending-smiles.html
  6. Steph Jandrow — http://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/black-white-and-whatever-you-like-stampin-friends-blog-hop
  7. Barbara Welch – http://creativestampinspot.blogspot.com/2016/02/black-white-whatever-you-like-stampin.html
  8. Kathie Rotti – https://kathielovesstamping.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/black-white-and-whatever-you-like-sf-hop/
  9. Melissa Thomas- http://stampinbythesea.weebly.com/blog/stampin-friends-blog-hop-with-black-white-and-whatever-you-like
  10. Sarah Devendorf http://lovelettersillustrated.blogspot.com/2016/02/stampin-friends-february-hop.html
  11. Andrea Tucker http://onestampinmothertucker.blogspot.com/2016/02/stampin-friends-black-white-and.html
  12. Angela Carter  http://angelasinklink.com/blog-hop/
  13. Cindy Waldroff  http://stampingindixie.blogspot.com/2016/02/black-and-white-and-whatever-you-like.html
  14. Kim Smith – http://craftingbuddy.blogspot.com/2016/02/black-white-and-whatever-you-like.html
  15. Deana Benson – http://www.designcreativelybling.com/2016/02/stamppin-friends-black-white-whatever.html

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: TAWCQ9DC

Thanks so much for stopping by have a great day!

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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 openings for many events, including: 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!

A Few of My Favorite Things….

Hi there Stamping Friends! I hope you are doing well! I wanted to thank all who came out to our BOGO sale on Monday night and also a huge shout of thanks to my amazing team- I couldn’t do it without you! There were a lot of happy ladies who went home with some amazing deals and got in on the first day of ordering from the new 2015 Holiday Catalog! It was wonderful to see how excited they were! We sure missed my dear friend Jamie, my first recruit and special friend, please pray for healing for her. We hope she is on the mend!

Speaking of the new Holiday catalog, I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite things… whenever I get ready to share my favorite things, I have a flashback to my favorite musical-

 

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And like Maria in the movie, when I think of my favorite things, then I don’t feel so sad… and boy does this new Holiday Catalog by Stampin’ Up! bring a lot of joy!

So without further ado, here are my top 5 new 2015 Holiday Catalog Favorite things… (Later this week I will share my next favorite five…)
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  1. A beautiful home décor piece that you will enjoy for years to come, the new Witches Hat Kit. So excited to be offering this as a class next week!

 

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2. The Howl-o-ween Treat Stamp Set and Boo to You framelits (yes, it’s a bundle!) … you knew I couldn’t resist an adorable owl!

 

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3. Happy Scenes Stamp set bundled with Hearth and Home Thinlits dies… so cute!
4. Wonderland Stamp set (I’ve used it for two three swaps and my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack on Monday… lots more ideas with this set).

 

5. Fine-tip Glue pen is amazing!! this is a must have for all you crafters- it is perfect to glue sequins, thinlits (words, small pieces, etc).

 

 

 

 

 

So if you’d like any of these items,  you can either click the small photo of the object and it will take you right to my online store, or you can click the “shop now” button at the left side toolbar of this blog, then when you get to my online store and click “Shop Now”  at the top and then click “Holiday 2015” tab on the left. When you checkout- please use this hostess code: GDEBJGK6

Thanks so much for visiting me today, and please leave me a comment, I’d love to hear from you! Have a wonderful day!

I really appreciate all of your support, thanks so much! (Don’t forget our monthly craft kit in the mail – called Paper Pumpkin- is still 1/2 off until September 10th!)

I hope you have a nice 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: 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!

Retirement….

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As we get closer to the end of the Stampin’ Up! year, we’re getting ready to retire stamps and accessories from the 2014-2015 annual catalog. Don’t worry, though! You will have the opportunity to order retiring products at discounted prices (up to 50 percent off retail) before they’re gone. I highly recommend that you start evaluating your current inventory and get ready to place your orders on April 21 if you want to be sure to get what you really want.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you love the 2013-2015 In-Colors (Crisp Cantaloup, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding) they are retiring and always sell out within hours of the retirement list going live… so if you need reinkers, paper, matching ribbon or designer series paper- I would recommend you order it BEFORE 4/21.  I have an order going this weekend, so let me know if you need these things before they are gone.

 

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I will then have another order going in the evening of 4/21 (after work), and of course I have orders going in each week, so if you want to save on shipping, let me know- I can combine orders, or give you the best hostess code to use. *but please know that all the sale prices are “while supplies last” and I can’t guarantee that your item will still be available if you wait for me. Best bet is to order from my online store with the hostess code below.

Thanks for stopping by- hope you got the last two blog posts with the flyers for upcoming events. you are going to LOVE the 5 cards we have planned for you on April 25th- you won’t want to miss our Spring Fling! It’s going to be an awesome afternoon of fun!

For order April 15-21st please use hostess code: PFQKPJYR

Have a great day!

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Creative Inkling Blog Hop- Spring Has Sprung!

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Hello Everyone! Happy Spring! Can you believe it is finally here? What a long winter. Here in upstate NY we saw more snow than we’ve seen in decades. It’s still here actually, lots of snowbanks and lawn is still covered, but the end is in sight. I’m thrilled to be back again with our monthly Creative Inking Blog Hop! What fun last month, right? (although I feel bad if anyone rushed to get blendabilities markers- by now I’m sure you’ve heard the sad news that these alcohol markers are now discontinued.  If you have questions about your blendabilities, get in touch with your demonstrator so she can help you if they are defective or unopened.)

Now on to good news, Easter is around the corner and I love making cute Easter cards for my nieces and nephews. In fact, I picked this theme for the swap theme for my monthly downline get together which was this week as well. I love when I can create one card and use it for multiple events.

Here is the finished card- 2 versions actually one with button and one without, which one do you prefer?

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Do you know how I got those fun tie-dye colors?

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Yup, you are right- our reinkers and markers!  Let me tell you I have been having so much fun making colorful Easter eggs with this baby wipe technique. You take a new (wet) baby wipe, fold it up in half, add reinkers to the area you need (estimate your stamp size or mark it off somehow- you want more ink than stamp- you are making your own custom ink pad!) Make sure you pick colors that blend well together because they will bleed.

We used it in club this month too for our cute Easter Basket and treats- here’s a photo of that so you can see another project using baby wipe technique:

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When we made this Easter tag, I only used 4 colors (reinkers): Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, and Tempting Turquoise… but I felt it needed more, so for this Easter card, I added to it:

 

 

 

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Can you tell what the new 5th color is?

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It’s Pistachio Pudding! Don’t you love how it blends with these brights?? Well, I need to remind you that Pistachio Pudding is one of the 2013-15 In Colors, which means it is retiring from the In-Color collection in just a few weeks. If you love them, stock up on your reinkers, paper and embellishments before we run out.

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To make the three chicks on the top row, I stamped the whole stamp in Daffodil Delight ink pad, then used a q-tip to wipe off the flower, bunny ears, and egg… then added color with our markers and be sure to give a “huff” of your breath before you stamp- the moisture will help get good coverage from using the marker as an ink pad. Hope you give this fun technique a try!!

So there are all my swaps for my team get-together. Our Lynnzcrafters team is really growing- we had four new ladies join up this month alone. I feel so blessed with the love and friendships that have been created through stamping! I’ll be forever grateful for that first catalog I discovered in 2004… little did I know that four years later I would be a demo myself. I have no regrets- other than I wish I had signed up earlier! I have met the most talented, generous, supportive people at both Stampin’ Up! and throughout all the groups I’m in. I have wonderful support from my upline and sidelines (like brothers and sisters). I could go on and on, but suffice to say- I think YOU should take advantage of our awesome $99 starter kit deal (pick $125 in products, pick either 1 free kit from Spring Occasions Catalog OR 2 free Saleabration choices), free shipping and all the perks that go along with joining Stampin’ Up! If you want to learn more, leave me a comment- I’d love to have you join my team! We are really growing.

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AND- don’t forget- tomorrow (Saturday March 21st) is our HUGE BOGO SALE- my Lynnzcrafters Team and I are holding this at my church- the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church at 816 Route 50 (Saratoga Road), Burnt Hills NY 12027 from 10 am to 2 pm. BOGO means Buy One Get One Free – you pick out our Retired stamps, punches, dies, paper, tools, inks, etc and you’ll get to pick out the equivalent in new catalog product (just add tax and shipping)- so you’re getting double the crafty goodies!! Hope you can join us!! We also have a free card making station for the first 50 people AND a little goodie bag for the first 40 customers who pay in cash. (We can accept local checks, and credit cards – using my Square Reader- Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express).  *please note this photo is from my sale last year, many items may be sold already. things are in boxes, but I’ll take a new photo when we’re all set up and I’ll post it on Facebook.

Well, thank you for stopping by today, and don’t forget to “hop” along to the next blog- by the talented Phyllis Shepherd

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or go back and take a peek at the blog by Colleen Vassos

 

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Mark your calendar for April 20th, we’ll be back again to show you some awesome Mother’s Day ideas!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me today at Lynnzcrafters- I hope you have a great day!

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