WCBH6 Masculine Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone and welcome to our June edition of the We Create Blog Hop, a monthly blog hop featuring all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who love to share their handmade creations with all of you! If you just came from Jeanna’s site- thanks for popping by! Isn’t her work amazing??!!

Our theme this month is Masculine- and I’m sure you will find we have a wide variety of cards and projects just perfect for the guys in your life. My stamp set that I choose for our hop is a brand new one, we received it as a free gift for attending OnStage back in April and I just love playing with it. It’s called Animal Outings.  I decided to pair this month’s theme with a new fancy fold card I recently learned how to make, called “The Impossible Card” (because to the naked eye, it’s impossible to figure out how the center piece of card stock was created).

Today is the day our new 2018–19 Annual Catalog goes live, click the picture above and it will take you to the online version. (ordering online will be available at noon Mountain time, that is 2 PM here on the East Coast)

Ready to learn how to make this impossible card? Start with a piece of card stock that is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (here I used crumb cake):

Do you see on the photo above how it looks like a goal post?

you can make a small pencil mark 1/2″ from each end, and scored down 2 1/8″.

then from the 2 3/4″ mark on bottom length, score up to the 2 1/8″ mark. I think the photo helps more than anything.

then cut your three vertical lines (the goal post base and 2 ends) as shown above.

As you can see, when you cut on the score lines, the center panel will pop up. see photo above.

So here’s how it becomes an “impossible card”, just flip one of the side panels backwards! Tada! See that? Not so hard at all, really it’s a simple card that you can make look amazing with whatever stamps or embellishments you want to add.

Next is to cut some decorative designer series paper panels to spruce up the card. I went with something that was from the Share What You Love suite- this is the back of the blue floral paper.

I decided to trace my opening, and then trim down an 1/8″ so it becomes a perfect top layer on my two side panels.

The black strip is a stabilizer for the card, it is 1″ x 5 1/2″ long.

I decided to use the blends to color my giraffe and leaves and frog- this card would be so cute for a variety of occasions. the corner sentiment was from a stamp set I won during Prize Patrol at OnStage in April. Was happy to use it here.

Punched out some leaves in garden green to make it look like the jungle and added another piece in very vanilla over the top so I could stamp a name or personalized greeting.

This piece measure 3/4″ x 5 1/4″

Assemble and voila! What do you think of my Impossible Card?? I would love to hear your comments, scroll down below to see what my June Comment Contest Giveaway will be!

Ready to go visit the amazing Kimberley? (she’s using Waterfront stamp set, another favorite of mine). Just click the next button to see her awesomeness:

Well, that is it for today from me, I really appreciate your stopping by for a visit, and I treasure each of your comments! Leave a comment below to be entered into my new Comment Contest– each month I will be tallying up all those who leave me a comment on any of my blog posts, and use the hashtag: #lynnzcrafters  (before or after your comment). I will select one winner at random, I will contact you for your address, then I will send you a small package of goodies.   You have until June 30th to leave me a new comment.

Here is a photo of what the contents are for my June goodie bag for one lucky winner!

I drew the winner this morning for my May Comment contest, and it was #14 who earned the May goodies- that commenter was MB- congratulations MaryBeth! I will contact you so you can have these goodies as soon as possible, Thank you to all who left me a comment in May, I really appreciate it! #thankful

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 3HZNEWTT

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

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I’ve missed you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

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Creative Circle November Hop- Thankful!


 

Hi Everyone!

This month the Creative Circle Design Team is showcasing wonderful projects around the theme of “Thankful”. Here is the USA it is the month when we celebrate Thanksgiving, which is certainly a time when we express out thanks and gratitude. For this blog hop, I wanted to focus on something that I am very thankful for- our new alcohol markers! Stampin’ Up! had a similar product out a few years ago, but there was a flaw unable to be corrected by the manufacturer.


This was a card I made on our retreat last weekend, and I used it as my swap for my team get together. I loved coloring with the new blends!!

 

Welcome Stampin’ Blends!

Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. To cover all the blending bases, we’re also offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.

I was able to pre-order these earlier this month, and Oh My Gosh! they are just marvelous! I love the improvements over our other alcohol markers that we offered briefly (called Blendabilities). They are vigorously tested and work just beautifully!
I played with them last weekend on our retreat and just love how well they work. I know you’ll love them too! (It makes everyone look like a coloring expert!) Do you love to color? Then these are for you.
Here’s the details:

  • These products are available starting November 1
  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit and Stamp Set will be available as long as supplies last.

Here is the full color brochure with all the details:

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Stampin%27%20Blends/StampinBlends_2017_US.pdf

And here is a fabulous video from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office with awesome tips for using our new markers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=HxaPQvomPhA

 

Because I know you are going to just LOVE coloring with these markers- I’m offering my own special and incentive receive free gifts from me as follows: (I anticipate these markers are going to be VERY popular and don’t want you to be disappointed if they go on back order).

Bundle One (Getting Started): 
Purchase the entire marker collection (all 26 colors plus the color lifter)… receive two free wood mount cases with Blends inserts so you can keep your markers organized and sorted! (it’s my little way of saying thanks to you for ordering from me!).
This bundle is $121.50 plus tax and shipping. (You earn 2 Owl Rewards!)

Bundle Two (Must Have it All):
Purchase the entire marker collection (all 26 colors plus the color lifter), plus the Color Me Happy Project Kit and Color Me Happy Clear Mount Stamp Set… receive the two free wood mount cases with Blends inserts and receive a pack of Whisper White Thick Card Stock for free as well as my thanks!)* if you do not already own Tuxedo Black Memento Pad, you will want to add that on as well, it is a must for these markers! This bundle is $160 plus tax and shipping. (you earn 3 Owl Rewards!)

Bundle Three (Beginner Coloring Pack):
Select 5 color families and the color lifter, with 1 wood mount case and insert for $50 plus tax/shipping. (you earn 1 Owl Reward).


These 4 cards are included in the Color Me Happy Kit! So fun and easy!


I sure had fun coloring, and I know you will too!

Thank you so much for visiting today!

 
CCDT Blog Hop Team Members – Thankfulness. Hop all the way down and leave a comment. We always love to hear from you!

1. Liz Holloway   

2. Kate Creasey   

3. Jay Soriano   

4. Juan Ambida   

5. Lynn Streifert   

6. Penny Hanuszak   

7. Sandra Mott 
Well that’s it for today, thanks so much for visiting me today!

Lynn Streifert 

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

We Create Blog Hop- November!

 

Hi there Stamping Friends!

Welcome to our November Blog Hop! We create two projects- one simple and one “stepped up” to showcase how just a few added embellishments can really make a difference!

Today I’m showing off a card that was inspired by one of my downline, Lisa Mackey. She made this card for everyone as a gift at our team retreat last weekend up in the Adirondacks. We had a gorgeous weekend and enjoyed long walks outside, fun crafting inside and yummy food all weekend long!

Here is Lisa’s original card, notice the crumb cake piece- she hand-scored all those lines! Isn’t this a gem?? Love it! Copper Foil sheets make great leaves!

 

Here is my “case” (Copy and Share Everything):

 

And here is my stepped up version:

So there are actually 3 card ideas for you showcasing our awesome Stampin’ Up! Products. If you have any questions about what I used, please let me know- I’m happy to help you!

 

 

 

Welcome Stampin’ Blends!

Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. To cover all the blending bases, we’re also offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.

I was able to pre-order these earlier this month, and Oh My Gosh! they are just marvelous! I love the improvements over our other alcohol markers that we offered briefly (called Blendabilities). They are vigorously tested and work just beautifully!
I played with them last weekend on our retreat and just love how well they work. I know you’ll love them too! (It makes everyone look like a coloring expert!) Do you love to color? Then these are for you.
Here’s the details:

  • These products are available starting November 1
  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit and Stamp Set will be available as long as supplies last.

Here is the full color brochure with all the details:

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Stampin%27%20Blends/StampinBlends_2017_US.pdf

And here is a fabulous video from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office with awesome tips for using our new markers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=HxaPQvomPhA

 

 

Because I know you are going to just LOVE coloring with these markers- I’m offering my own special and incentive receive free gifts from me as follows: (I anticipate these markers are going to be VERY popular and don’t want you to be disappointed if they go on back order).

Bundle One (Getting Started): 
Purchase the entire marker collection (all 26 colors plus the color lifter)… receive two free wood mount cases with Blends inserts so you can keep your markers organized and sorted! (it’s my little way of saying thanks to you for ordering from me!).
This bundle is $121.50 plus tax and shipping. (You earn 2 Owl Rewards!)

Bundle Two (Must Have it All):
Purchase the entire marker collection (all 26 colors plus the color lifter), plus the Color Me Happy Project Kit and Color Me Happy Clear Mount Stamp Set… receive the two free wood mount cases with Blends inserts and receive a pack of Whisper White Thick Card Stock for free as well as my thanks!)* if you do not already own Tuxedo Black Memento Pad, you will want to add that on as well, it is a must for these markers! This bundle is $160 plus tax and shipping. (you earn 3 Owl Rewards!)

Bundle Three (Beginner Coloring Pack):
Select 5 color families and the color lifter, with 1 wood mount case and insert for $50 plus tax/shipping. (you earn 1 Owl Reward).

Thank you so much for visiting today! Are you ready to go see what the amazing Kimberly has in store for you? Click the next button:

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

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot 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!