Stampin Friends Happy Holidays Hop!

Hi there Stampin Friends!

I hope that this blog post finds you all doing well! This is certainly the season where things seem to get more hectic, there’s more illness, and if you’re like me, you just want to simplify and celebrate a meaningful holiday with your loved ones.

I hope this post gives you some ideas. I’m here for you! If you would like to give a meaningful gift this Christmas, I would be honored if you would consider me, and perhaps a Stampin’ Up!  gift certificate or products to make any crafter happy!

I recently hosted a small get together for my sister, her coworkers, and their daughters. Their request was to make some Christmas totes and special packaging for gift giving. In addition to the three projects here, I also let the girls have a little freedom to create cards (they loved that).

This little tote is super easy to make, I don’t know who to credit with the original idea, I’ve modified the pattern through the years to make cutting/prep easy.

I started with a 4″ x 12″ strip of Designer Series Paper, then used coordinating color cardstock, the two handles are 1/2″ x 11″ and the base is 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ scored  at 1/2″ on all four sides (clip corners). (You can also cover the outer top and bottom edges with 1/2″ x 12″ strips of matching card stock for a finished look.

The second project is this glitzy gift bag, everyone loved using the heat embossing tool! I don’t think the photos do this justice, it is just so sparkly! This gift bag would be perfect for giving some jewelry, gift cards, small items that will fit inside (inside measurement is 4 3/4″x 7″) – and the inside is a food safe interior if you want to put your handmade treats inside!

The third project we made is this adorable Christmas Quilt themed pizza box. The felt embellishments are just the shining star here. Pizza boxes are so versatile and are food safe also, and can fit a gift card holder or small gift as well. (inside measurements are 3″x3″).

And since we always share a card as well as our 3-D creations, here is a sweet and simple coordinating card.

We have a give-away! Just comment on each blog with the hashtag #SFbloghop2017 and leave a comment (tell me what you love about my projects).

Ready to go hop along to the other awesome crafters?

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Lynn Streifert
2. Sue Vine
3. Cindy Waldroff
4. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
5. Twila Davis
6. Melissa Thomas
7. Barbara Welch
8. Kirsteen Gill

Thanks so much for visiting today! Remember today is the first day you can reserve your Stamparatus tool!

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions that might help clear up some confusion about the new Stamparatus:

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Stamparatus/NA_EN_CUST%20Q%20%26%20A.pdf

Here’s how to reserve yours- the reservation window is available as of 2 PM Mountain Time today (11/16)- which is 4 PM here Eastern Standard Time.
This is a new process Stampin’ Up! is trying this “preorder” reservation window (limit one per customer), you will not be charged until it ships in February.

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Stamparatus/US_Stamparatus_Customer_Reservation_Tutorial.pdf


Don’t forget we have our Annual Online Extravaganza starting on Monday 11/20 with lots of specials just for 24 hours (while supplies last), here is the complete list of items available… (I removed the French versions of stamp sets).

Extravaganza 2017

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code Y9NNTSFJ

~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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Stampin Friends October Thanksgiving Blog Hop!

 

 

Hi everyone and welcome to our Monthly Stampin Friends Blog Hop! This month we are featuring the theme “Thanksgiving” or Thanks! I’m super excited to be hopping with these fabulous ladies- they sure are talented! Be sure to comment on everyone’s blog- our wonderful leader (Elizabeth) has an awesome give-away for one lucky reader! {comment #SFbloghop2107 and a comment about what you love about their project on each of the 13 ladies pages! It’s that easy!}

First up is this card, I made one similar to this for my October club cards, and decided to change it up to feature this sentiment from “Painted Harvest” stamp set in the Holiday Catalog (supply list at the bottom of this post).

 

 

For my 3D project, I decided to create a matching Pizza box treat holder using the same colors, papers, and stamp set. (These pizza boxes are 3″ square and are perfect for small treats, gift cards, jewelry, candy, cookies, packaged goodies and a small stack of note cards!!)

 


Planning to make some sugar cookies to put inside these boxes for Thanksgiving, and will have one at each place for my family.

 

So what do you think of my projects today? I would love to hear from you (plus it will help your chances to win this awesome kit!!)

Ready to check out the other 12 ladies? Click each name on the list and be sure to comment to be entered to win the Many Merry Stars Kit! You have until Thursday October 26th to get your comments in, we’re giving you one week for this Giveaway! Good luck!!

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Maureen Rauchfuss
2. Sue Vine
3. Lana Staab
4. Kathie Rotti
5. Cindy Waldroff
6. Kirsteen Gill
7. Raquelle Clifton
8. Barbara Welch
9. Steph Jandrow
10. Kim Lamos
11. Lynn Streifert
12. Twila Davis
13. Melissa Thomas

 

(Just click the DSP image above and you will get the list of paper packages that are included in this sale).


The other exciting news is that our new alcohol markers called Stampin’ Blends- are ready for purchase on November 1st! I absolutely love these markers and can’t wait to feature some amazing classes with these markers, stay tuned for more details!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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 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!

Stampin Friends September Blog Hop!

 

Welcome to our September Blog Hop of the Stampin Friends group! I’m excited to be back with this talented group of ladies! And super huge thanks to our organizer, Elizabeth Thatcher, as we are bringing back prizes! For this month, the prize is this awesome Stampin’ Up! Hello Life Project Kit (retired). All you need to do to be entered to win this awesome prize is leave a comment on each of the blogs in this hop (click the names at the bottom of each post to go to the next person). You must add the phrase #SFbloghop2017 with your comment (tell us what you love about the project(s) and you’ll be entered to win!

Since I’m an owl fan, and I love Halloween, I wanted to show you my special project I did with my top 4 team members at our last “Way To Go!” Day (I reward the top four team members with a special meal, projects and goodies each quarter). Unfortunately two of them weren’t able to make it that night. They missed a yummy dinner of filet minion with the works!

This was a fun frame I found earlier this summer at The Christmas Tree Store. I knew I would be able to use them so I bought 6 of them.

 

Here is a close up of the cute cat and pumpkins insert. I used our awesome new embossing paste for the background. ( just added lemon-lime twist reinker for some color)

And of course I had to feature the cute owl stamp with this set!

 

Then for a coordinating card I wanted to keep using the cool new spooky cat punch, this was a card I featured at Bingo last night and I cased from a wonderful demo name Angela (we were in a swap together).

 

Here’s the list of other hoppers- remember to go visit each one and leave a comment in order to be entered to win our give-away!

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Maureen Rauchfuss
2. Melissa Thomas
3. Raquelle Clifton
4. Lynn Streifert
5. Lori Mueller
6. Sue Vine
7. Kathie Rotti
8. Steph Jandrow
9. Cindy Waldroff
10. Kim Lamos
11. Barbara Welch
12. Elizabeth Jeanne

Alaska Update:

And for those inquiring minds, and my dear friends, customers and downline who have asked, I’m now $520 in sales away from earning the Alaska Incentive Trip! Just a few days remain… would you like to help me earn this awesome trip? There is a hostess code down below- you can shop online at www.Stampinup.com and use the code 67UTTBJ2 and my name will come up as the hostess, your order will ship directly to you. You would have my deepest thanks!

 

Don’t forget our team Lynnzcrafters Retired Stampin’ Up! sale is this Saturday September 23rd from 9 am to Noon! Hope to see you there- it’s at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church located at 816 Rt. 50 Burnt Hills (across from Gil’s Garage).

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (September 2017) please use Hostess Code: 67UTTBJ2

~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!

No Rules! Stampin Friends July Blog Hop!

 

Hi everyone!
I’m super excited to be here today- I haven’t blogged in a while, between health issues and my schedule and a few curve balls along the way, I haven’t had much creative time lately and then, of all things- two hops on the same day! (hope you come back and visit me tonight when the other hop is published!) You’ve probably just arrived from Twila Davis’ blog- isn’t she just amazing? I love her projects! We have 9 demonstrators in the hop this month, be sure to scroll down to the list and click the name of the next person to see their fabulous creations.

This month our Stampin Friends group has an “Anything Goes” theme with No Rules! It’s kind of refreshing sometimes to have no rules, don’t you agree? So I decided to show off some new Christmas items I made with our brand new bundle from the Carols of Christmas!

 

First up, I knew I wanted to use our new embossing paste to make my evergreen trees look like they had snow on top of them… post-it notes to the rescue!

 

This created a defined space for me to put the paste on, just throw the post-it notes away when done. What do you think? Realistic, right?

Here is my finished Christmas Card- I used Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake ink on the greeting, but the little deer is stamped in Soft Suede.

 

Here is a close up of just the snowy trees. It dries really fast!

For this hop, we also make a 3D item, so I decided to experiment to see what would coordinate with this card, tiny treat boxes were the perfect solution. I just ADORE the new mini boxwood wreaths, my first thought was to make earrings, but then I decided a box of candy was the perfect treat to go with this card.

 

You will definitely want to check everyone’s blogs out today, if you’re ready to continue on, just click Steph Jandrow’s name below, and you’ll continue on the hop!

 

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Raquelle Clifton
2. Lana Staab
3. Twila Davis
4. Lynn Streifert
5. Steph Jandrow
6. Melissa Thomas
7. Maureen Rauchfuss
8. Jennifer Cerizo
9. Andrea Tracy-Tucker

 

**Please note, we have a little glitch in the blog hop, to get to Jennifer Cerizo’s blog please click here

http://worldofjencraft.com/index.php/2017/07/20/vertical-greetings-embossing-paste-background/

 

Don’t forget- STAMPIN’ UP! BONUS DAYS!  JULY 1 – 31.  EARN IN JULY.  REDEEM IN AUGUST!

  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between July 1-31,  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 1 – 31, 2017.

EARNING (JULY 1-31)  IMPORTANT DETAILS!

  • Keep Your Codes!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Requires Email!  An email address is required to participate; bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • No Limit!  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.

REDEEMING (AUGUST 1-31)  IMPORTANT DETAILS!

  • No Limit!  There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • What Will You Use Your Coupon Codes For?  Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any Stampin’ Up! product, excluding Starter Kits, Stampin’ (Host) Rewards and Paper Pumpkin month to month subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin kits (1, 3, 6 and 12 month fixed subscriptions) can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy our hop!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (July 2017) please use Hostess Code:  DM7VWPBK

~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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Stampin Friends May Blog Hop

 

Hello Stampin Friends!

Welcome to our May Blog Hop- our theme this month is Flowers or Sympathy cards… I’m sure you will receive lots of inspiration from all of the talented stampers!

If you came to me from Raquelle’s blog- welcome! Isn’t she fabulous? Love her creations! Also, I’d like to give a shout out to Lori Mueller, our guest hopper this month! (we are in another hop together on the 20th of each month, you will love Lori’s projects, she is very inspiring!)

 

This is a card I created to incorporate both elements from this month’s theme, flowers and sympathy. Sadly, I’ve need far too many sympathy cards in the past few weeks and I depleted my stock in my own card rack. So I made up a bunch of these.

This card features the new Daisy Delight punch, stamp set (yes- it’s a bundle!) and the gorgeous Designer Series Paper. I used the greeting from Heartfelt Sympathy and used the smallest flower punch from the Tree builder punch to make the little yellow flowers (daffodil delight card stock) and then the small white centers are from the small hole punch.

Here it is without a sentiment so you can see the gorgeous DSP.


I totally ran out of time to make a new 3D project… my apologies. I thought I would share the two 3D projects I featured for my last WTGD (Way to Go Day) for my top 4 ladies on my team. This is a new quarterly rewards program I have started for this Stampin’ Up! year, the first one was in January after the first quarter was over. The second one was in April and featured these projects featured here, and we will have two more this year. Here is the original Blog Hop: http://wp.me/p3eRQX-1Y9

What do you think?

Well thank you so much for visiting me today, are you ready to go half to the next stamper?

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (May 2017) please use Hostess Code: MD444NBJ

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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

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!

Stampin Friends Birthday Surprise Blog Hop!

 

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to our April installment of the Stampin Friends Blog Hop! First, let’s welcome our guest hopper this month, it is Jennifer Knape Cerizo! I can’t wait to see her creations! Welcome Jennifer!! And if you’ve arrived here from Lana Staab’s blog- thanks for joining me!

This month our theme is Birthday Surprise! I thought I would showcase some of my favorite retiring products! Day at the Beach is from our outgoing 2017 Occasions Catalog and Endless Wishes is from the 2016-17 Annual Catalog.

I started with our watercolor paper and stamped with Stazon black ink. Then I use our watercolor pencils to color in the images. I use the greetings from “endless wishes” and stamped with Versamark ink on black card stock and embossed with whisper white powder and our heat tool.

Of course a little wink of Stella helps make the images pop!

This card will be one of the greeting cards we feature in our upcoming stamp camp on April 29, it is easily customizable to any greeting you will need!

Just added a little flap at the bottom of the insert so it would hold a gift card!


My birthday surprise card and mini-treat bag coordinate beautifully and feature our brights color collection.


So what do you think? Can you believe most of these products are going away? Hurry if you want to get your hands on them, before they’re gone forever!

Ready to go check out what the rest of the bloggers have created this month? Just click each name in the list below. Have fun!

Click this image to see a list of items that are totally SOLD OUT, (also- check my website for updates as this list might have changed since yesterday): *Note Stampin’ Up! plans to manufacture stamp sets up to May 22nd, but all others are only available while supplies last. 

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (April 2017) please use Hostess Code: JRJCPPEY

Thank you for reading my blog 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: 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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Stampin Friends Easter Blog Hop

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Hi there Stampin Friends!! Welcome to the March Stampin Friends Blog Hop! This month our theme is “Easter”, I can’t wait to see what everyone has prepared for this month, this is a really talented group of stampers, don’t you agree? Also, I’d like to welcome our two guest hoppers this month Mandy Reedyk and Sue Vine! Can’t wait to see your creations ladies! Also, new this month, we are trying a new format for our hop. You will find a list of names all the way at the bottom of this post, and you just need to click a name and it will take you to that person’s post. Fingers crossed that I “did” the link correctly! Funny story, we created these blog posts several weeks ago to be ready for this new format, and my intro said “Hello friends, what a beautiful spring week we’ve had”… well the laugh is on me, we’ve just survived Winter Storm Stella- or the Snow Apocalypse of  2017. I live in Upstate New York and we clocked in with 22” here in Glenville! I feel very blessed to have had 2 snow days the past two days! (oh the joys of working for a school again! I missed snow days so much the last 11 years). And I’m also thankful for a garage to park my car and my dear dad who plowed me out (twice) and a wonderful neighbor who snow-blowed my driveway!! The poor road crews have been working non-stop to clear our roads and highways. Kudos guys!

 

First up is my trio of Easter projects that I created just for you!


This cute egg carton Easter treat holder was designed by a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Peggi F., at our local Upstate Stampers get-together. She did such a great job with this design! I love the “polka dots” created with our reinkers, a little rubbing alcohol, and dabbed on with a q-tip! So sweet- thanks Peggi!!

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This card I created especially for an Easter Card swap with Tami White. I made 8 of the same cards and mailed them off to her, and received 7 different ones back. (I’ll share those in a different post). Since I only needed to make 8, I decided to do a “more difficult” technique- so this is the side-step pop-up fancy fold card. I used mint macaron as the base and the in color’s DSP for the backgrounds. This new stamp set is called Easter Message (page 19 of the Occasions Catalog). I used our awesome watercolor pencils to color all the images.


I used our basic grey archival ink pad to stamp and watercolor on our watercolor paper and colored with aqua painters. The trick for me, is to color with a dull pencil, (not a sharp point). Also, I think the gold foil really works as the matte, it makes it pop, don’t you?


This card was a runner up for my Easter swap, but in the end it was far too complicated to make 8 of them. This pop and twist card is all the rage out there, but does take some time to cut and score all the elements. I used the Easter Message stamp set again, love it so much.


Here is the open view of the card, what do you think?


Funny story about this little Easter treat… I needed to come up with a shower favor and the theme was blue flowers in blue mason jars. So first I created the favor and then I realized it would easily convert to an Easter treat holder for my March club get-together, so I went shopping again for more of these little Lindt chocolate lambs (sorry if you live in Glenville, NY and you need some, I bought them all- and I wiped our Target and CVS.)


The little green base is a 2 3/4″ square (I used pear pizzazz here) and it is scored at the 2″ mark on all four sides. You cut four of the score lines to create tabs, so you can complete the little box. I stapled mine to hold it closed. Then glue on the jars and eggs, and embellish!

 

Well, that is it for today, I read all your comments, and I treasure each one. Would love to hear from you. If you have any questions about the supplies I used, let me know. They are all current Stampin’ Up! products found in the 2017 Occasions Catalog, Saleabration (glimmer paper) and Annual Catalog. I hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by. Now just click on a name and hop around to see the other 10 crafters blog hop posts for today!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (March 2017) please use Hostess Code: ADPVBEF7

~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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