Creative Inking April Blog Hop!

Hello everyone!
Thank you for joining us for our next monthly hop- our theme is actually a Color Challenge and all the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be creating projects using Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo! Aren’t these colors just gorgeous together?? What does it make you think of? (Rainbow Sherbert maybe??)

I love a good challenge, don’t you? I can’t wait to see what everyone has created this month!

 

 For my first card using this color challenge,  I decided to do a watercolor wash on our shimmery white card stock, and then stamped right on top with a “day at the beach” stamp set. 


I also stamped it with a greeting from “endless wishes” (which is also retiring) to make this a fun card for someone about to travel, retire or move. 


Next stop was a technique called no-line water coloring. Basically you use the same ink color to stamp and watercolor the image.

What do you think of my two cards using this color challenge? Are you ready to create with these three beautiful colors? 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, please leave me a comment (scroll to bottom, enter where it says “leave a response”). 

Now are you ready to go see what the super talented Sandy Mott has prepared for us?? Me too! (click the next icon below to head to Sandy’s blog):

 

Or if you need to hop back to check out the craftiness that Colleen Vassos has today, just click the “prior” button here: 

 

 

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

Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a great night!

~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 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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Sara’s Special Kit! 

Hello Friends!

Many of you know that I LOVE the monthly crafting subscription from Stampin’ Up! called Paper Pumpkin. Well the April kit is going to be SPECIAL, so make sure you sign up before Monday April 10th at midnight so you don’t miss out.      

                                                     
Will you be GREEN with ENVY?

Are you going to be GREEN with envy on April 11th because you did not sign up for Paper Pumpkin by the April 10th deadline?

Did you know that this is an EXCLUSIVE kit that will include one of Stampin’ Up!’s BRAND NEW upcoming In Colors?

BUT….. you have to sign up by April 10th to receive it!

The April Paper Pumpkin Kit is designed by Stampin’ Up!’s CEO, Sara Douglas and has been described as “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass” – sound PERFECT! It will also contain the brand new color, Lemon Lime Twist! Be one of the FIRST to see and use this INCREDIBLE new color!

What is Paper Pumpkin? Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project: cards, journals, décor, and more! (We’ve even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!) Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive. Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape. We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.

*You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let’s say you sign up on April 10, we’ll send your kit around April 15. If you sign up on April 11, we’ll send your first kit around the May 15.)* 

A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There’s no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE!!

I know you are going to LOVE being one of my Paper Pumpkin subscribers!!

At OnStage we saw a sneak peek of this kit- you will love that it is a CARD kit! The gorgeous font is Sara’s own handwriting! I’m doubling up to get some extras if this amazing kit. How about you?

CentreStage, Toronto by Stampin’ Up!

Well my friends- you are not going to believe ALL the fabulous goodies Stampin’ Up! treated us to Friday night at CentreStage! This is a reward for Silver Elite and above- a nice leadership evening with dinner, presentations, guest speakers and give-aways, and the new 2017-18 Annual Catalog!! 

This is my friend Angela- we live near each other and she was the first person I ran into when I arrived!

Yummy appetizer platter!


 

Delicious dinner and dessert!


Wonderful sitting with the Glad Heart Stampers! 


Once again I had no time to make swaps- but luckily Angela and Missy let me snap photos of theirs! Aren’t these awesome!! 

This event was Friday night, after my 8 hour long trip I was afraid I was going to be late to the event. Luckily I made it in time. 


What a beautiful city! 

Well, that’s it for now! Thanks for stopping by today! 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (April 2017) please use Hostess Code: JRJCPPEY
~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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CCDT- April Hop- Happy Easter!

 

 

Hi Everyone!

I’m tickled pink to tell you that I am all packed for my next Stampin’ Up! adventure- our OnStage local event- I’m heading off to Toronto, Canada (yes, that was the closest location by car for me) and some of my team are going with me as well! Be sure to swing back here over the weekend to see some photos of our trip!

This Easter will be different for me, the first one without my mom, and then on top of that my sister and her family are going away for “spring break”, so I wanted to give my niece and nephew some fun Easter treats before they leave on their trip.We are actually celebrating Easter a day early so we can be together as a family. I know everyone will enjoy these treats- love the M&M’s in pastel colors! Good thing I saved my Top Note die, (it retired a few years ago, but I saw this idea on Pinterest and couldn’t resist). Also, showcasing an outgoing In Color- I’m really going to miss Cucumber Crush, what a nice vivid spring green.

These two mini egg cartons I actually purchased from a friend and fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Karyn Morrison, didn’t she do an amazing job?! We were both vendors at a recent craft fair and I loved that we both had so many different items for sale. So I picked these up for my two nieces. (I hope they don’t see this post, lol) Jordan’s favorite color is pink and Claire’s favorite color is purple, so I picked out mini egg cartons in their favorite colors. Karen filled them with eos lip balm and Lindt chocolate). She was much smarter than me and ordered the egg cartons back in January when the Occasions catalog launched, whereas I thought I had more time to order them. Well, they were wildly popular and we quickly sold out of them, but the good news is- they are back, so if you want to order them- go for it! You can expedite shipping to have them here in time for Easter.

My nephew is going to get this one (I know I showed this in a previous blog post, we made this at a demo get together back in February designed by the uber talented Peggi Fleming). (I might change out the Easter basket to a blue or green one) although I did just place my own order on Tuesday so maybe I’ll make a new one just for Ethan. (I’ll let you know). 😉

I did put together my paper pumpkin kit from March and I plan to use these cuties for place settings at our table for Easter. Everyone will love some little Easter love. (good thing I had two kits for my use last month!)

And here are some Easter cards I am planning to feature at my upcoming Easter cards and treats class on April 11th. (I still have a little room, let me know if you’re interested). This one was made by one of my downline, Amye S., isn’t this adorable? I think my customers will love making these, it is filled with a little Lindt chocolate lamb.

 

I threw a few more pictures in here for you to see all of my Easter creations in one spot.

Well, that’s it for today, thanks so much for visiting me! Ready to go see what the amazing Kate has created for us?? I love this design team so much, everyone is SOOOO talented!

Here is the whole group:

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Thanks so much for visiting today, I really appreciate it! Have a wonderful day and weekend!

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

~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!

We Create Blog Hop- Step it up April!

 

Holy cow, how did it get to be April 1st? Did you play any April’s Fool’s jokes on anyone? Did anyone play a good one on you? I’d love to hear them all, leave me a comment (scroll all the way to the bottom of this page and type in where it says “Leave a response”) thanks!

Today’s post is a quick one, to showcase some recent cards I made and featured in my March Watercoloring Class at the Scotia-Glenville Continuing Education program. I’d love to hear from you- which one do you like best? 


This first card was made using So Detailed Dragonflies from the Occasions Catalog, Shimmer White card stock, Rich Razzleberry re-inker, Tempting Turquoise re-inker, (colored with the aqua painter) and finished with clear Wink of Stella. Can you see the shimmer on the wings of the dragonflies?


This card base was made with Watercolor Paper and our awesome watercolor pencils. I used Rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight pencils and the aqua painter to blend. 




 Well, that’s it for now, are you ready to go check out the amazing Kimberley’s blog post? I love her work! Just click the “Next Blog” button below.

 

Hey- if you’re local, and have time, I would love for you to stop by and see me and some other awesome crafters at the Rexford Auxilary Fire Department’s Annual Spring Craft Fair (and bake sale and book sale). It is for a very good cause- I will have some homemade items for sale, my card racks and past paper pumpkin kits for sale. There are lots of raffle baskets as well. Hope you can make it, here are the details:
Sunday April 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm at the Rexford Firehouse located at 1601 Route 146, Rexford, New York 12148

 

 

Thanks so much for visiting today, I really appreciate it! Have a wonderful day and weekend!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this weekend, 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!

Lynnzcrafters Team + Bingo Night! 

Last night I had the pleasure of having my team over for our monthly get together. I changed things up a little bit this time and I had the girls pre-register two weeks ahead of time and I ran my monthly team meeting as a bingo night. My bingo nights are so popular I wanted to see how it would work having my downline come to a different night then my customers usually come. I think everybody was pretty happy here are a few pictures of the prize winners and swaps.

This was my swap, only I accidentally left it on my desk at work because I was finishing them up on my lunch break so I’ve got a pop these in the mail to everyone.

Here is the side view of Amye’s swap, isn’t this adorable, it’s a spinoff of my little jar of love treat holder from club. 

Here is the front, didn’t she do great? 

This is Laurie’s gorgeous card- love the succulents!

Here’s Tiffany’s swap, love this color combo for spring! 


Last, but certainly not least, is Lisa’s awesome swap, I try to angle the camera so you could see all the shimmer …. she used wink of Stella on all the flowers and it really just pops, absolutely stunning!

I forgot to take a picture of Sheila, who was the first raffle winner of the Stampin’ Up! shopping spree, I sell extra bingo boards for five dollars each, and Sheila was the winner of a $45 shopping spree. (last month at bingo the winner earned a $95 shopping spree!) 


Kim was the first winner of the general raffle, (everyone gets a raffle ticket for attending bingo night, for bringing a snack, for swapping, and for my normal bingo nights my customers get tickets for ordering from me.) 


Amye won the first game of bingo! I spy some glimmer paper! 


Laurie won game two! Yes that box is one of the now sold out gold striped card tin! 


Lisa won game 3! She loves those succulents! 


Brigid won game 4! More glitter Paper!


And Tiffany won game 5! She picked out ” Nailed It!” … (since there were only eight ladies here for bingo last night, we played five games and did it 4 cards. On Monday night when I have my make up for my bingo night when I was sick, my customers will be playing six games of bingo and they will be the same for cards, come back and visit me next Tuesday and I will be showing you all the cards that we made! 

I forgot to also take a picture of Elizabeth, she did not win at bingo, nor did she win a raffle so she got to pick a stamp set out of my prize basket.

Hopefully my team saw the other side of bingo, how to run it as an event that will help them with their sales, fingers crossed that it was all worth it! I really love to pamper my team and show them how much I appreciate all of them. I wish everyone could attend every month but I get it and understand somewhere far away and some have other commitments and health issues. I felt that it was important to do a training with them on how to do their own bingo night and I have already heard that some of them are planning to host their own, good luck ladies!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight I hope you have a great weekend!

If you are thinking of ordering anything from my online store 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!