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!

Designer Series Paper Showcase!

Hi there friends! So glad you came back to visit me today! This month our Creative Inking Bloggers are showcasing Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful Designer Series Paper, since we have 11 days left of our awesome Buy 3 Get 1 free Sale!

 

Click this photo to open the flyer in bigger view:

I have been using these amazing papers in all of my classes and clubs this month- so my customers can see how versatile these amazing papers are!

 

This card was one we did last month at my Stamp-a-Stack. I love the “Be Merry” Designer Series Paper, those mittens are super cute. I never had a chance to use Santa’s sleigh dies last year- was super glad it carried over to the Annual Catalog, it is so stinkin cute!

 

 

How cute are the little reindeer on this DSP? (this is from “Be Merry” as well!)

 

 

I love that Stampin’ Up! included the Painted Harvest DSP from the Holiday Catalog in this sale too! Every piece in this pack is stunning, and looks amazing with any greeting!

 

Delightful Daisy DSP and bundle are still a favorite and look amazing any time of year. How sweet and simple is this card?

I would love to hear which card is your favorite! Or, feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions about the products I used. (A short supply list is below).

Thank you so much for stopping by, are you ready to go see what the other ladies have in store for us? Click here to hop over to see what awesomeness Lori Mueller has for us this month:

 

Click here if you need to hop back to check out the fun with Colleen Vassos:

 

 

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!

Treat Yourself! Plus Christmas Bonus!

 

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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Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit

I love being a Stampin’ UP! demonstrator and maybe July’s Christmas in July offer will be the one to finally tempt you to give it a try and join my team,  The Lynnzcrafters (my Stampin’ Up! family) which includes both hobby stampers and business demonstrators who love stamping and want to take our stamping abilities to a new level. We are a fun group who enjoys monthly get togethers, swapping, team retreats, BOGO sales, encouragement and sharing what we love with each other.

Getting started as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is simple:

  • Purchase the Demonstrator Starter Kit for $99 (ships for FREE!)
  • You’ll pick out $125 in Stampin’ Up! product of your choice in your kit (any bundles, specials or clearance items are included!).
  • During Christmas In July (July 1-31), you’ll also receive the FREE Essentials Gift Pack(bonus $72 value) including the following
    • Paper Snips
    • SNAIL Adhesive
    • Grid Paper
    • two D Blocks (a great size for having on hand)
    • Bone Folder
    • NEW Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (bonus $20 value)

 

 

I mean a $275+ value for just $99 plus tax??  It doesn’t get better than this! Here’s what you would get if you join today:

  • $72 Gift (listed above)
  • $125 in product for just $99
  • Free Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • $50 in business supplies to include catalogs to share with family and friends
  • FREE shipping on ALL that.

What happens when you join?

  • You can purchase the coordinating framelits at 20% off. (Only demonstrators can pre-order the new Carols of Christmas products.)
  • Enjoy an instant 20% discount on all your purchases!
  • You can share this offer with friends who love great deals and paper crafts.
  • You can participate in my teams July events, incentives, challenges and fun.
  • The choice to purchase for yourself at a discount or to share Stampin’ Up! with others is your own.
  • There’s no risk or obligation and no requirement to have parties, classes or even place another order.

 

Would you like to get a head start on making your own Christmas cards? This is the first time I’ve ever seen Stampin’ Up! offer such an amazing bonus for new recruits, I just love this idea!

 

 

Does this sound like a deal “too good to be true”? Well, it’s for real, click this button and you’re on your way to having a fun new hobby and group of friends to craft with!

You may be wondering about how I’m doing with my goal of earning the Alaska trip… well, I’m about 60,000 points away, which is totally do-able in this home stretch (three months). I will be planning some fun events between now and September, plus some incentives, stay tuned for more news. Please know how grateful I am for every purchase you make from me, for every class you attend, for every Paper Pumpkin you purchase, for joining my team, and staying on my team, every card you buy or every referral you make. My heart is bursting with excitement over the potential for earning this great trip.

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything please use Hostess Code: 3MQFGQFP

~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!

Creative Circle Design Team- Never Ending Cube!

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Hello there Crafty Friends!

Today we are showcasing the amazing project- The Never Ending Cube, designed by our awesome leader- Liz Holloway! And, today we welcome our newest Designer- Kate Creasey, who is a real pro with her Silhouette machine (I am still learning all the features of my machine). Welcome Kate! So glad you joined our group!

Today’s project is the “Never-Ending Cube”, which uses 8 cubes that are 2″x 2″.  Liz sent all of us a copy of the file for our Silhouette machines, as well as a video on how to assemble it. I used clear packing tape to put my cube together, as my duct tape was hot pink and I was afraid it would be visible on the edges. I decided early on that I wanted my cube to feature all our new Christmas stamp sets, and boy-it was so much fun! This is my first time making a never-ending cube, and let me tell you- the possibilities are endless! I can see using photos to make this into a wonderful photo cube (great gift idea!). Don’t have a Silhouette? No problem, there is a PDF file and you can easily cut them by hand. Let me know if you would like this pattern, I am able to give it away to customers who place a $20 order (or more) in my online store this month. Just remember to use Hostess Code:  KXTUSMXP (and please don’t click “No contact” so I will know who to email the pattern to!) Let me know if you have any questions. Without further ado, here is my version of the Never-Ending Cube.

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To show you how this Never-Ending Cube moves, I created my very first video! I hope it comes out okay! I would love to hear from you, so please leave me a comment- let me know what you think of my project, or of my first video, thanks!

 

 

Are you ready to go hop and see what fantastic project Michelle Suit has for us today? me too… just click the image below:

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Here is the list of all the designers for this month: (we miss you Sandy!)

Liz Holloway

Lynn Streifert << YOU ARE HERE!

Michelle Suit

Kate Creasey

Thank you so much for stopping by today! If you need to order anything I used in this project, just click the photo below, it will take you to my online store. If you need any help placing and order, let me know, I’m here to help you. For anyone ordering at least $15 from my online store this month, will receive the pattern for the never-ending cube! (You can decorate them any way you’d like!) It’s super fun, you can do it!

Have a great day, and don’t forget to leave me a comment before you go hop to see the other three designers! Thanks.

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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).

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
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.

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
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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Creative Circle Design Team Pop-Up Card… October 2016

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Hello Everyone,

Thank you for joining our blog hop today! I’m so excited about our newest Designer to join our team- the uber talented Michelle Suit! You are going to love her awesome punch art and Disney creations I’m sure. Today on the blog hop, we are showcasing the very fun Pop-Up Card! It has taken the paper crafting world and Pinterest by storm, and our amazing leader, Liz Holloway, came up with a Silhouette file and sent it to us to create our own versions of a Pop-Up Card! I can’t wait to see what everyone came up with! I decided to use all  new products from the 2016 Holiday Catalog by Stampin’ Up! (if you don’t have a demonstrator and need a catalog, let me know- I’d love to mail you one!)

Lynn Streifert ©Stampin’ Up! www.Lynnzcrafters.com

Here is the outside of my card.. does it look spooky?

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Here is the view of the card as I took off the belly band, you can see the folded insert- it is going to POP-Up…

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It’s hard to get a full view of the card as it is sooooo big when it is open….

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Close up of the right side.

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I stamped all the images in Versamark ink, then used black embossing powder and my handy dandy heat tool to emboss all the images. It made coloring, sponging and shading so much easier!

Lynn Streifert ©Stampin’ Up! www.Lynnzcrafters.com

 

I used Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, and Soft Sky inks to sponge and color in the images and backgrounds (to match the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper).

Lynn Streifert ©Stampin’ Up! www.Lynnzcrafters.com

 

Did you know if you want a “softer look”, you can just put some ink from our awesome Stampin’ Markers directly onto a clear block, then pull the color off with our blender pens and you can create a softer, lighter tone while coloring. I love that you can accomplish great shading with our markers and inks and blender pens!

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I thought the whisper white paper was too stark, and sponged smokey slate ink directly on my 2 1/2″ squares to give them some spooky effects.

 

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This is what my piece of 12″ x 12″ basic black card stock looked like after I cut it on the Silhouette Cameo machine with Liz’s file.

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Decided to use the specialty piece as my card base, can you see the silver embossing on the spider web? It’s amazing! (cut it 4 1/4″ x 11″)

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I traced the pop-up portion directly onto my grid paper, cut it out to use as a stencil, then shaved 1/8″ off all 5 sides for my two inserts.

 

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Our fantastic Tear-n-Tape is the perfect choice to assemble this card, and ensure nothing comes off (I’m sure this card is going to get opened a hundred times)… just strategically place the tear-n-tape on the non-moving parts. (the two pieces that look like arrows need NO adhesive, or the card won’t open).

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Assembling the card…

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The four panel pop-up card insert gets strategically placed and I used more tear-n-tape to adhere them to the pop-up card base. Liz’s video makes this so easy, sorry my photo doesn’t show this step very clearly.

Lynn Streifert ©Stampin’ Up! www.Lynnzcrafters.com

So there it is, my first Pop-Up Card, what do you think?? I treasure your comments, and can’t wait to hear what you think of my Halloween Pop-Up Card! (Comment field is all the way at the bottom of this post).

Ready to go hop over to see what Michelle has created for us? I’m so excited too! Click the image below:   http://www.suitablystamped.com/2016/10/creative-circle-design-team-october.html

 

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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. My sweet mother is teaching me so many lessons about courage and faith. Her battle with cancer is exhausting her, and we are struggling with her suffering. 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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 Don’t forget our Amazing Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP (Designer Series Paper Sale for the month of October!)

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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!

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!