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!


Crafty Weekend Get Away!

Hi there Stamping Friends! Can you believe that I have hit the 500 mark! 500 blog posts that is! WOW, thank YOU all so much for reading, visiting, commenting, liking and sharing my blog posts! I do enjoy sharing crafty inspiration with you all!



This weekend is my 4th annual Lynnzcrafters Team Crafty Get-Away up in Lake Luzerne. I am so blessed to have six of my downline up here at the cozy cottage my dear friend Wendy owns overlooking the beautiful lake.



Here is the view that greets us from the cottage.


And look at this yummy fruit, Judy made a delicious sauce to go over it…


Such a nice cozy table setting.

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You know how crazy I am about owls… couldn’t resist this gift for the girls…

swap retreat2We each made a swap to share with each other. My swap was the owl with a cute re-usable gift tag. Don’t you love that plaid pattern on the designer series paper? me too!

This is the swap card made by Amye- how sweet?

This beauty is the swap card made by Carol- she did a lot of coloring for sure!

This amazing card was made by Jamie- now I really want the dove stamp, I love how Jamie colored this dove!

This stunning swap was made by Judy- can you believe she hand-cut out all those birch trees? wowza!

Don’t you just love this sweet and simple swap card by Laurie?

Last, but certainly not least is Tiffany’s terrific tag- she hand cut all those bears!


This weekend has been chuck full of stamping, crafting, eating, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. I really needed this get-away, my mojo is restored!

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Hey did you hear the good news?? Stampin’ Up! is having a HUGE STAMP SALE this week! From 10/19-10/23 all our stamp sets will be on sale for 15% off! (sorry but bundles, hostess sets, and rotary stamps are NOT included in the sale).  Get your catalogs out and make that wish list! If you want to take advantage of this awesome sale, feel free to shop my online store, and be sure to use Hostess Code: ASVGP9EZ 


We have today to craft away, so be sure to stop by tomorrow- I am in another blog hop and will be sharing lots of “Christmas Joy” with you all! Have a wonderful Sunday, thank you for stopping by to read my blog. Would love to hear from YOU, so leave me a comment, thanks!!



Whirlwind Stampers FUN!

Good morning stamping friends!

Have you missed me? I have been sooooo swamped at work, bringing reports home to read every night, and have little NO time for crafting since I returned from Salt Lake City. (insert sad face)… Luckily we had a team get together at my upline’s house last night, it felt so good to create again, we made three awesome cards and the demonstrators who signed up for Make and Takes also created some other cards with the same stamp set for our inspiration. Here was the line up:

First up is our fearless leader Dania, she made these two cards and the third one was our Make & Take. Love these dinos!! Dania used the new stamp set “No Bones About It”, which made all these cards a breeze since they are the clear (see through) stamps called Photopolymer!

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I can think of a few kids who would love this card… how about you?

Next up is the amazing Anne K.  I love her style, don’t you? The first two cards were her alternate (inspiration) cards, she used the new “Made with Love” stamp set in the new Annual Catalog and the Mini-Treat Bag Thinlits, (the bottom/last card two views is what we made)… We all thought it was great how she used the Baby’s First Framelits to create a window for the center of the card… and when you pull out the insert, it is a Gift Card Holder!! How awesome, thanks Anne!!

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Last, but certainly not least, is the line up from Judy B. She is one of my friends and downline, we were in awe of ALL she made with the new “Awesomely Artistic” stamp set- these are just stunning, and the photos don’t do them justice. The first 13 cards are her alternate inspiration cards and the last one is our Make & Take. Just beautiful, thanks Judy!

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*This last one is what we made  last night, and the wings of the dragonfly were made by stamping the wings in versamark ink onto vellum cardstock, then iridescent ice was applied and heat set and then “fussy cut” (that means there is no die to cut those out).

Whew, what a line up! It was a great night! Thanks Dania, Anne and Judy!

Be sure to come back tomorrow and I will show you the 3-D Swaps that some of the ladies made last night for swapping!

Have a great Friday, and thanks so much for stopping by to read my blog today- leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you- I would love to know if there are any specific blog posts, tutorials, inspiration, techniques or cards you would like me to feature?? thanks! (Also don’t forget the 1/2 off Paper Pumpkin Deal ends soon! Sign up by Monday 8/10 to get this month’s AWESOME kit (I got to see it at convention!!)



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


~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

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Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aks scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!