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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Stampin Friends Love Theme Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop! Thank you so much for joining us today, I hope you enjoy our new format for 2017! This month’s theme is Love and Valentine’s Day. If you’re following along the hop, you’ve arrived from Steph’s blog.

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First up are my 3-D creations for this hop. I have scheduled a framed art class around the theme love and Valentine’s Day and class members will get to pick which frame they would like to make. I wanted to go with “outside of the box” ideas, what do you think of these projects? I know many people like everything even/level, I went with my squares tilted in the red and white version. The punch art owl (in the red/white framed piece) was inspired by Dawn Olchefske (I am so crazy about owls, my friends and downline always share them with me when they find them on the internet). The little mini lights are battery operated, perfect for my table.

Next up is my Valentine’s Day card that I offered my club members this month and since I also offered a Valentines class last night and none of my club members took that class I was able to use this card again. (I never really use the card if the same stampers are going to be in the class I want them to always have different cards, it can get hectic to keep track believe me). Do you notice the stitched framelits I used for the whisper white square? I am so thrilled these are back in stock and available for you to order they flew off the shelves on November 1 and I can’t remember how long it took to sell out, just a couple days, but they are back now and hopefully here to stay until they launch in the new catalog in June. (they are my favorite die at the moment!)


And this cute little card I came up with to also offer at my Valentine’s Day card class, it’s so fun to feature the new products and mix in some old favorites from the annual catalog, don’t you agree?

You can see the products I used for these projects all the way at the bottom of this post. (If you click any image in that list, it will take you directly to my online store).

Don’t forget to click the Next button to continue on the hop with Cindy’s blog. Our complete group of hoppers for this month is listed below, in case you want to hop around, hop back or you lose your way and need to “reboot”… and scroll to the bottom for my very special offer!

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January 2017 Stampin Friends Hoppers:
Elizabeth Jeanne
Raquelle Clifton
Kathie Rotti
Barbara Welch 
Twila Davis
Kirsteen Gill 
Steph Jandrow
Lynn Streifert << YOU ARE HERE!
Cindy Waldroff
Stacey Lane
Melissa Thomas
Kim Smith
Maureen Rauchfuss 
Andrea Tracy-Tucker 
Kim Lamos

If you have been a faithful Stampin Friends blog hop reader, you know we have offered a “give-away” every month of our hops, this year we are doing things differently, and each of us can decide how to handle prizes. I am a fan of the give-aways and I want to continue, so here’s how I’m going to do it. Leave me a comment below about my blog post today, Use the hashtag #Lynnzcrafters within your comment to be entered to win.  On Sunday night at 8 PM Eastern time, I will use random number generator and will select one lucky person to receive a stack of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers (assorted, retired, cut down to fit inside a USP mailer). I will contact you for your mailing address, and will pop those out to you next week. I hope to continue to offer freebies and give-aways to my faithful readers! What do you think? thanks so much for visiting today, for leaving me a comment, and for your loyalty! If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator yet, and need more info, just leave me a comment and I’ll be happy to help you!
Have a great day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 2VHJHJP2

~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 New Year Celebrations!

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Welcome to our final blog hop of 2016 with the Stampin Friends Blog Hop designers! Our theme this month is New Year’s Celebrations!

I’m sure some of the other Stampin’ Up! demonstrator’s will be using this set too, but I decided to use the frosted medallions stamp set from the 2016 holiday catalog (page 37). This suite of products called “Fancy Frost”, are all retiring. Today’s the last day to order for guaranteed arrival by December 25, the glitter ribbon pack and designer series paper are on sale.


I made a card and a matching gift box perfect for some homemade fudge or candy, this box is 3″ x 3″ and is food safe.


I started by embossing the largest snowflake medallion with our whisper white embossing powder and the heat tool. I embossed directly on our watercolor paper so that it was sturdy enough to withstand lots of water coloring, I used sweet sugarplum and soft sky re-inkers.


It definitely helps to dry the watercolor paper before you try to glue it down to your card base or add any embellishments, ask me how I know (wink).


This could be the end if I wanted a plain and simple card, but I wanted to showcase the matching glitter ribbon and fancy frost sequins so it needed a little more bling.


Once I got to this point I realized I had not saved enough room for the happy new year greeting, so time to move around a few sequins and rhinestones.


What do you think? Do you send cards out to welcome in the new year? I have a little secret to tell you, I have not had a minute to make my own Christmas cards this year so I’m actually thinking of sending out cards in the new year. This might very well be my own card this year, time will tell.


I’m sure you would love to receive all these wonderful prizes, just leave a comment here on my blog and on all the others. Remember to use the #SFDecHop in your comment to be counted. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects today thank you for visiting my blog! That’s all for me today, would love to hear what you think! Now, ready to go check out Maureen’s stamping creations?

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Or do you need to hop back to check out what Steph made?

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Thank you so much for visiting today!

Here is the line up of all 10 of us involved in the hop today:

5. Lynn Streifert- << YOU ARE HERE!

Stampin Friends Blog Hop-Happy Holidays!

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Hello everyone and thank you for joining us on our Blog Hop this month! Our theme this month is “Happy Holidays!” I don’t know about you, but they sure have snuck up on me this year. I want to share with you some projects I came up with for my monthy downline get-together. Can’t wait to hear what you think.

For my card, I wanted to show you my favorite new product, the Stitched Shapes Framelits! (They are running out of these beauties- just read an update that they will be “non-orderable” after next week as sales exceeded their projections, so if you haven’t ordered them yet- hurry to my online store to order yours today).


I just fell in love with these Merry Mice stamps! And bonus- they are 25% off until 11/30- along with all the other stamps that coordinate with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits. Yeah!


Side view, so you can see that this is a fun fold card called a Diorama card. What I love most about this kind of fun fold card- it lays flat and is easily mail-able (is that a word?) in our regular medium size envelopes.


Back view so you can see the pocket in the back for a greeting.

To get started making your own Diorama Card you need two pieces of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card stock (I used Whisper White). Then, using either your paper trimmer, or the Simply Scored board, score each piece at ½”, 1”, 4 ½” & 5”.  Then you just need to “mountain/valley” fold each piece so that it will pop up! I used the new Stitched Shapes squares framelits to cut out the middle and to cut a piece of DSP for a “framed” look on the cover of my card. Save the whisper white piece, as it becomes the piece for the pocket in the back with your greeting.

Also, I designed this framed art piece this fall when we were on our team retreat, and have finally planned a class around it (due to many customer requests)! There is a slight glare, sorry, but I think you can see the elements I used:


This is an 8×10″ frame


Close up of one of the mice. I used blender pens and our Stampin’ Up! inks in cherry cobbler, garden green and smokey slate.


This is my favorite- the caroling mouse- I call him Chester the Caroling Mouse.

What do think?

Don’t forget to enter our monthly Give-Away! There will be 16 prizes given away this month, just leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win! (to leave me a comment, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post and there is a spot to “Leave a Reply”). Remember to add the hashtag #SFNovHop when you leave me your comment. Thanks!

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Ready to go hop over to visit Stacey’s blog? Can’t wait to see what she came up with this month- just click the “Next” button below:

 

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Or, if you need to hop backwards, click the “Previous” button to go see Yolanda’s post.

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Here is the complete list of those who are hopping with us this month:
  1. Lynn Streifert << You are HERE!

here are some of the supplies I used for these projects:

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, don’t forget to leave me a comment to be entered into the give-away! AND- If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: PTJX6AM3~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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

 

Stampin Friends Blog Hop- Thank You!

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Welcome to our October Blog Hop!! This month our theme is Thanks, Thanksgiving, and Thankfulness. I have needed a lot of Thank You cards lately, and I wanted to showcase a card and project that might inspire you too! As always, everything is available in my online store, and I’m happy to help you if you need anything, let me know!

As you know, I am involved in four blog hops with four different groups of stampers. Today it just so happens that two of the hops coincide- I worried about this happening…. but if you want to see more on this theme, come back tonight at 9 PM eastern time and you’ll see some more projects!

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
Everyone knows how much I love owls, right? Well, today’s projects feature my beloved owls.

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
The card is made with the new hostess set from the 2016 Holiday Catalog called “Cozy Critters”. I pulled in the tree stump from Foxy  Friends so my little fox would have someplace to sit. Guess what I used for the owl’s eyes? The 1/8″ hand-held punch worked perfectly for the smallest pieces. (The scarves on both the owl and fox were hand-cut).  And the greeting is from “Acorny Thank You” that carried over from last year.

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
I wanted my little owl house to be cute and woodsy, I started by just stamping the door on my piece with the hardwood background stamp in Early Espresso ink on my crumb cake cardstock. (First I cut the two pieces from Home Sweet Home thinlits dies. Use post-it notes to mask off so ink doesn’t get on the house).

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Use our wonderful Tear-n-Tape to assemble your little houses, you don’t want them popping open or falling apart. Love our heavy duty double sided Tear-n-Tape for projects like this!! I made a custom roof so it would look more rustic.

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The August  Paper Pumpkin kit had these adorable wooden accent pieces, I thought they added a nice touch to my little fall project, what do you think?

It’s a little retro-Vintage looking, do you agree?

Don’t forget to enter the contest for our Mystery Giveaway- be sure to leave me a comment. I love to hear from you!
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Are you ready to go see what the amazing Melissa T. has ready for us? click the next button:

 

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Or, do you need to hop back to check out what Twila made this month?

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Here’s the order of the hop if you need to go back and visit someone:
  1. Lynn Streifert <<< You are HERE!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! Hope you can come back tonight for another post! Have a great day!

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

~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 August Blog Hop- Hope!

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Hello there! Thank you so much for joining our blog hop this month! Our blog hop theme is “HOPE”, I’m excited to see everyone’s cards and projects, it’s a very talented group. Please welcome our guest hoppers this month, they are:  Maureen Rauchfuss, Angela Lorenz , and Kim Lamos. Welcome ladies, looking forward to seeing your creations, thank you for joining us!

For this month’s theme I decided to break out a set of new dies from the Annual Catalog called Sunshine Wishes. This set is so adorable, with great fonts too! I have been on a CAS kick (clean and simple) lately… mostly because of time constraints. I can’t wait to have some uninterrupted time to play in my craft room this weekend.

 

Since I was using the word “hope” die cut from Sunshine wishes, I wanted to eliminate that word from the stamp set I decided to use (Garden in Bloom, carried over from last year).


Love post-it notes for masking off- just trimmed down to fit over the word I did NOT want inked up…


And presto, now the front of the card reads “Hope you’re feeling special today”.

The little gift bag coordinates nicely with this card, and I have some special treats to put inside for a special someone. This card and gift bag would be appropriate for cheering up a friend, or for a special occasion or birthday. The possibilities are endless!

Remember that this group of blog hoppers gives away awesome prizes each month. To be entered to win, just comment below on this post and be sure to include the hashtag: #SFAugHop to be entered to win! THEN be sure to go comment on everyone else’s blog posts too- the more you comment, the higher the chances are you’ll get randomly selected! We mail out our prizes to you at the end of the month. There have been a lot of great prizes!

 

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That’s it for today, I hope you have a wonderful day, thanks so much for stopping by today! If you need any of the supplies I used for these projects, you can click the links at the bottom of this post and it will take you right to my online store (or contact me and I’m happy to help you out!)

Ready to go hop over to see what Siara has this month? click next:

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Or if you need to go back to check out Cindy’s site, just click previous button:

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Here are all our Blog Hoppers for August:
  1. Lynn Streifert<<< YOU ARE HERE!
Have an awesome day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: NV7XMJ9M

~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

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Stampin Friends Summer Fun

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Welcome to the July issue of our Stampin Friends Blog Hop -where the theme this month is Summer Fun! I am so excited about this theme, and I can’t wait to see what everyone has created this month! I’d like to welcome to our three guest bloggers this month:

  1. Twila Davis,
  2. Robyn Rasset and
  3. Cindy Waldroff

 

I don’t know about you, but in the summer I like to spend time with my family doing fun things. I’m pretty lucky to live very close to my siblings, nieces and nephews and feel blessed that we enjoy time together and love going to the movies, on fun outings, trips, swimming and going for ice cream! After taking the kids to see the new Disney- Pixar movie Finding Dory, I was smitten with all the little fish and critters.  We absolutely loved it, roared with laughter- such a fun movie!

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Then this past weekend we made a spontaneous trip to the Syracuse Zoo (the Rosamond-Gifford Zoo) which was about two hours away from us. As you enter the zoo, the first exhibit is the aquarium! Such awesome fish and marine life! We loved it!

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So my projects today were inspired by Finding Dory and The Rosamond Gifford Zoo. I knew I had to feature our brand new stamp set called Seaside Shore and the coordinating products found in the By the Shore Suite on pages 92-93 of the new 2016-17 Annual Catalog. I love the colors in the By the Shore DSP, but I wanted to incorporate more blues that are seen in nature, so I used Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise card stock for the base of my two cards.

 

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My two seaside shaker cards- super fun and used real beach sand!!

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Cutting the window sheets about an 1/8″ smaller than the front of the card is helpful.

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Be sure your sand and shells are clean and dry!

 

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Word to the wise- move the fish up a little bit (or add less sand). I stamped the greeting on another piece of window sheet and then used glue dots to adhere the three fishes so they would be “inside” the faux water.

 

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I just adore our new foam adhesive strips- they worked perfectly for both of my shaker cards!

 

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For the second card I omitted the greeting, and added coral to the inside part of the card (which I strategically placed behind the fish).

 

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Then for my 3D project, I opted to try my hand at a mini aquarium- perfect for my office- these fish won’t die on me! I stamped with Stazon ink and then colored with Sharpies on the opposite side where I inked. Then I even brushed some of my clear wink of stella over them, which is hard to see. I used clear elastic thread (from my jewelry making stash) and used glue dots to adhere the fish to the clear thread.

 

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I can’t wait to hear what you all think of my nod to summer fun! (were you worried I was pushing it yesterday with my fall tree??)

Don’t forget to leave a comment with the hashtag #SFJulyHop when you leave me a comment and hop around to all the other bloggers sites and leave them comments as well. Lots of craft supplies have been given away to 6 lucky ladies (January through June one each month).

 

 

 

Are you ready to go see Siara’s Summer Fun Creations? me too! click the “next” button to head over to her blog:

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Or, if you need to hop backwards to go check out Twila’s blog- just click the “previous” button here:

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For a complete list of all the bloggers this month, scroll down to the very bottom of this post today.

Hey, also- don’t forget only 10 more days to earn Bonus Days coupons!!

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Here’s the list of supplies I used for today’s projects (just click each photo and it will take you directly to my online store). I am so very grateful for each online order, you have helped me reach goals that I never dreamed possible with this lovely “hobby” that has grown into a fun and exciting business! THANK YOU!!

 

Well, that’s it for today, thanks so much for visiting me and remember, if you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: H7MFRJPW

~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 booking home parties for August! How about a Summer Stamp & Sip Party?  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!

 

 

 July Stampin’ Friends Bloggers:
  1. Lynn Streifert  <<<< YOU ARE HERE! (thanks!)