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Amazing Team Lynnzcrafters Event!

Have you ever had a vision and wondered how it would “ever” work? Well, let me tell you- don’t second guess yourself, step out of your comfort zone, and Go For It!

A few weeks ago Stampin’ Up!’s Northeast Demonstrator Development Manager (DDM), Jessica Werner, posted on our Facebook group that she was looking to attend some stamping events in the Northeast part of the US. I immediately thought of inviting her to my next team meeting, but it was so close to Easter that she had to decline. Then, I spoke to her about another idea I had when we were together at OnStage last month, and she loved the idea of coming to join me at my May team meeting!! I decided I wanted to focus on a “New Catalog Launch” with displays, Make and takes, stamping projects, food, fun, and fellowship to help those who were unable to go to OnStage and help them prepare to launch the new catalog to their customers.


Jessica Werner, Stampin’ Up! Northeast DDM

One thing I quickly realized, was there was no way I could pull this off on my own! Now, I have some incredibly talented and generous ladies on my team, but I wasn’t sure how to go about asking for their help… I shouldn’t have worried at all, for they truly stepped up in a HUGE way! You’ll see photos of their displays, Make and Takes, and an adorable door prize, which they all generously volunteered to help me with! Am I the luckiest girl in the world, or what? I mean, seriously- I didn’t have to twist anyone’s arm, beg or cry- they just offered! Bless you all, from the bottom of my heart! Lisa, Amye, Tiffany, Kathy, Laurie, MaryBeth and Susan- your displays, Make and Takes, and daisy treat pouch were all a huge hit and I’m so very thankful for your generosity and talents! You supported me in my vision, and I will forever be grateful for your time, efforts and skills! You inspired everyone in the room with your beautiful creations!


Amye Speirs (who also designed and organized the cute team shirts we’re wearing!)


I didn’t even tell them I’d be calling them up to the stage, just a small token of my appreciation in those cute bird bags. Thank you!!

Lisa Mackey, explaining her inspiration for the Come Sail Away display she created.


So speaking of the stage, it was all set up for the preschool graduation ceremony the next morning, and it was perfect for our use as well- a great vantage point up there!

Kathy Sims, my dear friend who created the Bird Ballad display, and was my right arm all night.
Tiffany Williams-Hart, who designed an amazing stamping project and prepared so everyone could make a beautiful card.


Laurie Kownack, broken foot and all, volunteered at the last minute to help me with one more display using the Magnolia Suite.


MaryBeth Pellerin who made the beautiful In Color Display.


Susan Williams Germain volunteered to make everyone an adorable daisy punched caramel chocolate treat! thanks Sue!



Team Lynnzcrafters with Jessica Werner

20 of my downline members attended this event, thank you ladies for attending and added thanks for those who helped bring snacks, beverages, ice, set up, registration, clean up, and Prize Patrol!

I’m so grateful for each of you!



These stamping friends are local and get together monthly as the Upstate Stampers Group. I had planned to have 30 stampers at this event, because that is how many I have on my team, but when spots opened up, I reached out to be sure we filled the room for Jessica’s long trip to visit us from Rhode Island.  I’m so thrilled that you were all able to attend! Thanks friends for coming to this event, and to those who brought treats, thank you!


Wendy volunteered to run the registration table, I charged $5 per person to cover the cost of the Prize Patrol items.


The room set up- food and beverages were at the back of the room. Everyone was mingling and snacking before we started.


These next few pictures show how the tables were set up- I followed my set up as I do for bingo- putting 6 people at each of 5 long tables. I asked 1 person to take the lead at each table to help rotate the stamping supplies in a clockwise rotation, cleaning off the stamps and help everyone complete the project at the their table. (It worked out well that everyone who prepared a Make and Take did all the big shot work in advance).

 It just filled my heart to overflowing to have all these special ladies all together for this wonderful event.

Now, for this last section- I wanted to show you the amazing displays that my friends came up with, I know you are going to love all this inspiration!


Bird Ballad Suite Display by Kathy Sims


Follow Your Art Suite by Amye Speirs



Magnolia Lane Suite by Laurie Kownack


2019-20 In Color Display by MaryBeth Pellerin



Come Sail Away Suite by Lisa Mackey


 Door Prizes Made by Susan Williams

Last but not least I had made a dozen cards to feature the Everything is Rosy special for May. I wanted to display these cards for my demo friends.

Well I think that is all for now, I will do another post with pictures of the five Make & Takes and swaps. I think I’ll save that for this weekend and will be back to share more.

I receive so much positive feedback about this event that I am thinking of doing another demonstrator only event to kick off either the Holiday catalog or the next Occasions catalog. I’m not really sure but I will keep you posted.

Thank you so much for reading this blog and just a reminder there are only a few days left to get the Everything is Rosy Product Medley.

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
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OnStage Fun!

Hi friends! Wowza, what an AMAZING weekend at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event in Hartford, CT! As you can see, 5 of my Lynnzcrafters team came to this event, and we had a blast! Stampin’ Up! is very generous with all the gifts and new products they give us! I’m feeling so thankful and blessed to have been given the opportunity to do a presentation and reveal a gorgeous new Suite of products that will be released in the new catalog on June 1st!

I would like to share my creations that I presented on Saturday for you to see, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this new product line, I treasure all your comments!

Introducing in the 2018–2019 annual catalog is a brand new product suite called Nature’s Poem:

This adorable little project is our carrying over pizza boxes. These are 4 of our sweet little 3″ x 3″ note cards and 4 matching envelopes fit nicely inside. I am planning to do this project at my June bingo event.

This card features one of the color palettes from the designer series paper, I love how vibrant the cajon craze is with gold foil paper. This reminds me of autumn in New York.

These two cards were made using the baby wipe technique, I added tranquil tide and mint macaron ink on the baby wipe and then colored in the trunk with soft suede.

This card was actually the project that everyone made who attended Onstage. This nature’s hemp twine is just fabulous to untangle as well as leave alone, the possibilities are endless.

Aren’t you glad to see blackberry bliss back in our lineup of colors? It was a huge secret to keep that there was going to be a color revamp, but I am so thrilled with the choices Stampin’ Up! made to exit 13 of our old colors and shake things up a bit with these gorgeous new and returning favorites! What do you think?

Can you notice the embossing on the leaves up above? The dies that come in this bundle include framelits that cut all of the leaves and trees as well as thinlits that emboss three sets of leaves. So fun and easy to make lots of paper leaves and no more fussy cutting! This bundle coordinates with lovely as a tree, it is staying around in this catalog.

I know this photo was not very clear but I have to share it with you as I cannot share the video recording that my friend made for me. I loved being up on that stage and introducing these gorgeous new products to hundreds of demonstrators who came to Hartford Connecticut. đź’—

These two photos represent the wonderful Stampin’ Up! staff who assisted me both in preparing for this presentation and help me the day before and day of with rehearsals. I am so very thankful to Andrea Withers who prepared me for this role, as well as Jessica, Spencer, and Justin! Thanks for all your help guys!

Here is a picture of me and Susan by our display board, Susan’s projects are on the top and she presented a beautiful new detailed bundle. We also got to sit together Friday night at centerstage dinner and the 80s themed party. So much fun!

I wanted to share some information about the changes coming with our color revamp. As you know Stampin’ Up! stays on top of all of the trends and Pantone color choices every year. They carefully watch fashion, home Decore all the various artist mediums. It has been five years since they have shaking things up a bit and even longer since they had this large of a change in our color line up. I am absolutely thrilled with these new colors and only a teensy weensy bit sad to say goodbye to some of our outgoing colors. Please know that everything is now on the rretirement list which posted today it is only available while supplies last.

I hope you enjoyed my post about my onstage experience. I hope to apply and be selected again some day for future Stampin’ Up! event, it was so much fun to get products early and have a chance to play with them and create. Would love to hear from you please leave me a response below! I will do a random draw on Thursday and one lucky winner will receive a set of handmade cards using this bundle from me!

Here is the Retirement List from the Occasions Catalog, please note, all items are “while supplies last”.


Here is the Retirement List from the Annual Catalog: please note, all items are “while supplies last”.


*If you’d like to place an online order, you can go to http://www.Stampinup.com and please use Host Code: CGQAGYQ6

thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great night! Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you place your retirement order!

Lynn Streifert

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Creative Inking- What Goes Around

Hello friends,

Welcome to the May Blog Hop of the Creative Inking Crew. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from the US and Canada, and we bring you inspiration each month.

This month, our theme is “What Goes Around”, and I have decided to feature the cards from the new Eastern Palace Suite that Stampin’ Up! launched on May 1st for customers (demonstrators were able to pre-order it in April).  I advertised the special bundles at my stamp camp and to my customers last month and had a group jump at the chance to have this gorgeous bundle with FREE products as well! As a reward, for everyone who ordered this bundle from me by May 4th, I offered a special class on Wednesday night. Here are the cards we made and I’m throwing in some recent club cards I made so you can see that the possibilities are endless with this suite.

First up is a card featuring our new very vanilla note cards!

This card features our gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP) and right under the word “thank you” is one of the gorgeous new gold metallic stickers-yes, that’s right, I said stickers! They are so fun!

This card includes our fun new tassels, some gold foil specialty paper under the die-cut out shape, and more gold stickers! I love the new In-Colors included in this bundle, here on this card I’ve used Lemon Lime Twist with Fresh Fig.

This card was a “wow” card- with some “fussy cutting around the edges of the largest medallion gold sticker. This new color is called Tranquil Tide. A complimentary color to this suite is Dapper Denim from our returning In-Color collection.

Everyone loved making these cards, what do you think?


Let me also share with you two cards I featured at my clubs this month, this first one is my own design- featuring the new gorgeous In-Color Lemon Lime Twist! I LOVE it!!


This card was inspired by Patty Bennett- when I saw that she had created a sunflower card out of the Eastern Palace Suite, I wanted to see if any other demonstrators had done any sunflowers too. I found a simple card made by Julie D (the paper pixie) and I decided to CASE (copy and share everything) her design for my club members. They loved it and some of them even stepped it up and added some die cut words, and embellishments. (I wish I had thought to take photos of all of them- they were great!).

HERE’S MORE INFORMATION on the two bundles Stampin’ Up! released from the Eastern Palace suite for EARLY customer purchase – these offers are good only until May 31. Get these bundles now- before the products become available in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, (which begins June 1.) *Note that these items will not be offered as a bundle with free product after May 31st (everything will be available individually).


Don’t you just love the font? It’s gorgeous!

Here’s a FREE pdf to create three beautiful card ideas using the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle.

You can print a flyer here of what is included in the two bundles.


The starter bundle (147196, $60.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes. (Does NOT include the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.)


The premier bundle (147207, $103.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes & NEW Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock (8.5 x 11). It does include the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.

BOTH bundles include THREE of the NEW 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist. These colors are so on trend right now!

Don’t these colors look gorgeous together?? I bet you can’t wait to get your hands on them! I was so thrilled to get them in April!

Well, that’s it for me today, thanks for stopping by- are you ready to go visit the amazing Lori Mueller? Just click the next button below to check out her awesome creations!


Or, if you need to hop backwards to go visit Colleen Vassos, click this icon:

Thanks again for visiting me tonight!

Here’s the Supply List of what I used for these cards:

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~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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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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Whirlwind Stampers M&T projects

Happy Monday! I hope you had an awesome weekend! I know I did! I wanted to show you what we made the other day at my upline’s house for our monthly get together. When you join Stampin’ Up! there are lots of opportunities to get together and stamp with others, and I’m so fortunate to have such a great upline, who inspires me more than she probably realizes… love our Whirlwind get-togethers!

This first M&T was by Debbie Kolberg, isn’t this a cute little treat bag? She even bundled up some yummy jelly beans for us, how fun!




The second M&T was a great gift card holder! Dania came up with this one for us, and I loved using some new products from the soon to be released Holiday Catalog!
Please note, the “Merry Everything” stamp and the Note Tag punch are not available until August 28th, when the 2014 Holiday Catalog goes live. PLEASE let me know if you’d like a catalog- I’m happy to get one to you!

So did you do any crafting over the weekend? I worked on some cards and projects for my new Stamp and Sip events that Dania and I are going to be trying out. Wish us luck! I’m still looking for hostesses for our launch party in September. We booked the Elks and are each hoping to find five friends to reserve a whole table for $30 (they can decide whether they want to “treat” their friends, or have everyone chip in.) the tables hold up to six people each. We are having a chocolate fondue station and have lots of fun projects planned. What a fun way to have some quality time with your girlfriends! Let me know if you’d like to give Stamp and Sip a try!


Here is a sneak peek of one of the projects we’re going to make at the launch party:



Well, that’s all for this morning. I hope you have an awesome day! Please ask your friends if they want to get together and make some fun projects- no crafting experience necessary!

Come back tomorrow to see our swaps from Whirlwind Stampers get together!


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Inspire.Create.Share.2014 Post 4- The Display Boards!

At our Stampin’ Up! Convention last week we were in awe of the THOUSANDS of samples from the talented creative team at SU and from some amazingly talented demonstrators and their downline teams across the US and Canada! In no particular order are some display boards and cards that I found beautiful. May they inspire YOU too! *Warning- there are 80 photos here- it might take a few extra minutes to load into your newsfeed.

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Come back tomorrow and see some of the projects that we made!

Thanks for visiting!! Have a great day!



~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items.

Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

Our motto is: inspire*create*share



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Sneak Peak of New PRODUCTS!

Hi there stamping friends,

here are some photos of recent items I made over the weekend at our monthly team get together, NY Inketts.


Tis fun card features the “In with you” contest winner Monstermaniacs, how fun?!!?
I preordered the new framelits we used to make this photo frame, I can think of lots of great cards to make with it already.


I love this new stamp, “Cheer up buttercup”… Such a cute font too!


Love this tag we made, awesome to attach to a gift bag, notice the little flower? We made that with the new scallop flower die, fun, fun.

That’s it for today, going to save the valentines things for a few weeks. I still need to make my own Christmas cards, how about you?

Happy stamping friends, thanks for stopping by to read my blog.
-Lynn Streifert

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