Bingo Fun and Give-Away!

Hi everyone, how are you? I was teased last night at my monthly bingo night that I never post the pictures of this fun event. So I wanted to create a post for you to show you the projects that we made, and the prizes that were given away. Stampin’ bingo is a super fun event!

There is a lot of time, preparation, and set up that goes into my monthly bingo event. In order to fit 14 ladies comfortably I put one table in my living room and the rest fit at my dining room table. I sit in the archway between the two rooms as I call out the bingo.

My customers really enjoy this fun night out, and typically fill up the next month’s Bingo as I give them first dibs on the seats for the next month.

Here are the prizes that I purchased with their $20 registration fee that is paid in advance:

There are seven bundles valued between $30 – $40 sometimes one is even a little bit above that. We play six games of bingo and the winner of each round picks one of the prizes. Then the seventh bundle is for the raffle tickets, they earn a raffle ticket for attending, bringing a snack/beverage to share, placing an order with me that night, booking their own party/class, and if there is a bingo tie, the person who did not win the bingo/off as well as anyone who wins another game of bingo then they receive extra raffle tickets. Last night we had three games were there were ties so we had to have a playoff/bingo off. And we also had two duplicate winners. Hope that makes sense.

Here are the make and take projects that we did last night. I was so excited to show them these adorable little copper tea tins in the whole teatime suite.

The three little note cards also included the extra DSP, so everyone got six swatches of this beautiful paper. It may be hard to see but I also use the copper stickers and the colorful paper stickers from the memories and more collection. I also included three organic green tea bags. This is a perfect little gift or inspiration piece for your craft room.

One of the cards I featured was a slight case from one of our make and takes at Onstage. I wanted to feature the stained glass Vellum and the new blends. Unfortunately the new colors are not available yet but I was lucky to get pineapple punch and lovely lipstick Onstage. I took pictures of the ladies’ cards when they were finished, as everyone used different color schemes and there were two different square patterns in the pack … and as you can see no two cards are alike. Great job everyone!

Here are the winners of the six games of bingo. And the last bundle was drawn at the end of the night and this artistic expressions bundle is going out to Susan B. (Nancy said she is going to be in touch with you about getting this to you so you will have your prize.)

I forgot to take pictures of the food table, but once again these ladies did an amazing job of bringing some yummy snacks, a sign up in advance so that we don’t have duplicates. We had a veggie tray, fresh fruit, hummus and pita, cookies, delicious veggie pizza, amazing lemon blueberry cake, nuts, chips and salsa, chips and dip, popcorn, cheese and crackers, beer and wine. It was a smorgasbord.

I am so very thankful that these ladies love my monthly bingo event, thank you so much for your support!

Don’t forget that I am doing a comment contest, for everyone who leave me a comment on one of my blog post this month will be entered in a drawing to win this great little bundle of goodies. The gold ribbon and the metallic doilies are now retired. But the mini notecards are a new size in our catalog that you will enjoy. Just leave me a comment and be sure to include the hashtag #lynnzcrafters

Thank you so much for reading this post today I hope you have a wonderful day!
If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: YNMJUJZU
~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!

We Create Blog Hop- July 2016

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Hello Everyone- thanks so much for stopping by today, and Happy July 1st! Hope you have some fun plans for the holiday weekend! Here we are with another awesome blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products… we offer a simple card or project, and then a “Stepped-Up” version for you. We hope this blog hop helps you see the possibilities (both plain and simple as well as fancy!)

 

First up is my simple card featuring the new stamp set called Live, Love, Grow (item # 141905) I pared this with a garden green cardstock base, daffodil delight for the mat, then a piece of Affectionately Yours DSP and whisper white for the top layer. I used memento black ink for stamping, then Sahara sand, garden green and cucumber crush ink pads for the sand and succulents.


For the “Stepped- Up” version, I added just a few enhancements- rounded corners, watercolor background soft sky, added new cucumber crush ribbon and from the tree builder punch the small pink flower.

These succulents were featured on the Stampin’ Up! blog on July 20, 2015 by the über talented Allison Okamitsu (a demonstrator and Artisan team member from Canada). My team had asked if we could make them and it took me a little while to gather the supplies and figure it out. Of course now one of the punches and one of the dies that Allison used is retired, that’s why I was happy to try to figure out if current product could be used to make the succulents.


Our new ovals framelits are perfect for this lone cactus… The little teacup was given to me by one of my team members, thanks Brigid it looks great! Gorgeous grunge stamp set was used with our craft white ink pad to give the cactus some texture and dimension. I squirted 1/2 a Styrofoam ball with my spritzer  (water and cucumber crush reinker).


I had a little broken pot so I played around with paper to fit one single succulent inside. What do you think?


Can you tell how much I love green? LOL. When I was on vacation last week, I almost bought a succulent arrangement in a wooden framed rectangle, it was adorable- I’m going to try to make one, I’ll keep you posted.

Now it’s time to go check out the rest of the creative team… click the “next” button below to go see what the amazing Kimberley has ready for us…. Don’t forget to leave us a comment- we love to know what you think about our creations.

 

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If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code:  H7MFRJPW

There are still a few days remaining to order my 2016 New Stampin’ Up! Ribbon Shares- just $40 each- contact me or click here for all the details.

~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 July and 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!

Beautiful Baker’s Box

Hi Everyone! I wanted to share a quick post with you today to showcase one of my favorite dies in our Annual Catalog- the Baker’s Box Thinlits Dies by Sizzix. Check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYn8RuynMUo

This awesome die is on sale until Monday because it is a weekly deal!

Here is a cute sample:

This die is so versatile it can be used to make little birthday boxes, valentines treats, baby shower favors, bridal shower favors, wedding favors, Easter treat boxes I think you get the idea it can be used for any special occasion!

If you want to place an order in my online store here is the new hostess code for this month:TAWCQ9DC


Also, don’t forget these three products are retiring on Monday so it’s the last chance to get them with your saleabration order!

Did you ever watch the show Full House? It was a big hit in the 90s and my niece Jordan loved it so much that our whole family watched along too. Well I’m excited to say they’re coming out with a sequel version called Fuller House! Here’s the trailer of the new show:

https://youtu.be/uhInIOKwGXU

It’s a new series that’s going to be on Netflix starting February 26, I don’t know about you but I am eagerly awaiting its release!

Well thanks for stopping by today stay warm out there I hear it’s going to be cold!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: TAWCQ9DC

~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
Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka 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!

I have some Class Openings… here’s my calendar for March

Hi Stamping Friends-

I will be sending these dates to my newsletter subscribers as well, but wanted you to know where I have openings in March:

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Sunday 3/8   2-5 pm  Project Life– come see what it’s all about. Sign up by 3/6 to make a page and see how simple, quick and easy this new Memory Album system really is! If you have photos sitting around in piles and you haven’t done anything with them, this is perfect for you! Or if you’ve taken lots of photos and haven’t done anything with them yet, think about a theme (how about a Christmas album or your last family trip?)  I have all the card collections and can show you how to do a new method of scrapbooking in minutes, not years!

Easter-peeps

Monday 3/9 is the deadline to register for my Eggs-cellent Easter Peeps Class that will be on 3/23 this is an awesome class and you will go home with a ton of left over products enough to make dozens more cards and projects. I have room for 4 more people! here is the link to the original flyer with all the details: https://lynnzcrafters.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/easter-peeps-class.pdf

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Reminder to all my club members- here are the dates for March: Friday 3/13 in Hudson Falls (Pam is hostess), Saturday 3/14 in my home (Barb is hostess), and Monday night 3/16 in my home (Joan is hostess).  Hope to see you all there- let me know if you cannot attend and I’ll send you the hostess code!

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Sunday March 15th from 3-5 pm I’m having and OpportuniTEA  (get it Opportunity TEA) come over and have tea and cookies, stamp with me and learn about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit, and sign up that day with me (or my team) and help us on our quest for building our friendly and fun group of Lynnzcrafters. YOU would be really helping me out- I need just two more friends to join me, and two of my downline are on the cusp of promotions if they get 1 friend to sign up under them as well… it’s so much fun, we would love to have YOU!!  Just RSVP by 3/14 at noon if you’d like to attend. I welcome all new stampers to consider joining us! (and even if you don’t want to “sell” anything- the starter kit is an AWESOME Deal until the end of the month- $99 cost, free shipping- you pick out $125 in Stampin’ Up! catalog products (clearance rack and paper pumpkin are excluded from starter kit) AND you can pick either any kit in spring Occasions Catalog, OR any TWO Sale-a-bration items! Plus a business builders kit with catalogs, postcards and order forms… the value of this starter kit is over $175 total. Plus I have a brand new black Stampin’ Up! Apron and some other welcome goodies for anyone who joins in March! Hope you can attend this will be a fun Opportunitea!

 

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Wednesday March 18th is my next Lynnzcrafters Team Get Together- I’m teaching them the bokeh technique and we’ll be making at least 3 projects. Love having all my downline over- and we’ll be celebrating Jamie’s birthday too!

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Friday March 20th- will be doing Cards and Crafts with Scouts and Seniors- a fun night with our girl scouts and the residents of the Atrium, a whole night of fun is planned.

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Saturday March 21st is our BOGO sale you read about yesterday, hope you can attend! (10 am to 2 pm at the Burnt Hills United Methodist church on Rt. 50).

 

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Monday 3/23 is the Eggs-cellent Easter Peeps Class

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Thursday 3/26 is my Paper Pumpkin Rewards Party- anyone who subscribes by March 10th at midnight (or purchased a prepaid subscription) will be invited to this fun night. 7-8:30 pm at my home.

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Friday 3/27 I have a Private Party in Rensselaer

 

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Saturday 3/28 I will have a booth at the Rexford Fire House Annual Spring Craft Fair- it’s 10 am to 4 pm, hope you can attend- I’ll have Easter and Spring treats galore! (Rexford Firehouse is on Balltown Rd aka Rt 146).

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Monday 3/30 is my  next Stamp-a-Stack class  Make 10 cards with envelopes, snacks and prizes. Cost is $20 per person. Register by 3/23 to attend (Theme is Spring and Easter Cards – but let me know if you don’t celebrate/send Easter cards, I can include birthday/thinking of you as well- always happy to help you individualize your cards!)

 

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Tuesay March 31st is the end of Sale-a-bration… I’ll be putting together my last order of the quarter- still working on earning that cruise!  Every little order helps me on my quest- and I am so very grateful for each and every one of you wonderful customers!

 

Hope to see you at one of these March events! Have a great day!

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October Club Projects…

Good morning friends, how are you? I have missed blogging, it has been a very busy week and I was knocked down a couple days with a virus, all I could accomplish was resting on the couch and watched some shows on my DVR…. Cedar Cove, Parenthood, and Big Bang, all caught up. Good thing I was so productive last weekend getting ready for club and my 6th Annual Columbus Day Stamp-a-Stack. Want to see some projects?  Let me know which one is your favorite, I love to hear from YOU!

First up is a card that I cased (copy and share everything) – the minute I saw this punch art turkey, I knew I had to case it. Thanks to Aly S. for the inspiration! Love this card, and the sentiment from “Mingle all the way” fits perfectly, right?? If you’re not in my club, and would like one of these cards, I am taking orders, and can mail them to you (or deliver if local) in plenty of time for Thanksgiving. Also, can do custom Halloween cards too, it’s not too late. $3.50 if mailing or $3 each for local customers. Let me know what you think. thanks.


 

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Next up is a stamp set I have used a few times, but I can’t get enough of the cardinal, so I changed this one up, featured these framelits before I knew they were a “weekly deal”- would you like to save money? Our weekly deals are 25% off original price and good for 7 days only, they launch every Tuesday morning and expire every Monday night at midnight MT.

 

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Card #3 for club members this month is this card, I really wanted to feature the new stars, can you believe I hadn’t made a card with them yet??
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Last but not least, yes 4 projects this month, is this cute santa box, case from Pinterest (by Lynn Starzl)- I love all the inspiration from Pinterest, don’t you?

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So that’s it for today, whew, that was a lot of typing… I will post my 7 cards from my 6th Annual Columbus Day Stamp a Stack later this week, need to go finish getting ready.

Hope you all are enjoying this beautiful weekend! Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today! Would love to hear from you!!

Hostess code for October is:  JTV6AMRW

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: <a href=”http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net”>http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net</a&gt;

Email: <a href=”mailto:Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com”>Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com</a>

If on Facebook please like my page <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/#!/Lynnzcrafters&#8221; target=”_blank”>”Lynnzcrafters</a>”

Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at <a href=”http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com”>www.mypaperpumpkin.com</a&gt; Please be sure to type my name in the sign up page (as your demonstrator)

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: 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!

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

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Fun Fold Card Swap

Spoiler alert for any of my Whirlwind Stamping stamping demonstrators who are swapping this month… but I was so excited with how my card came out, I decided to blog about it today!

So our August Stamp and Share Get Together with Dania Welch’s downline is tonight, and I challenged myself to do a swap card that features ALL new Products, new stamp set, new Designer Series Paper AND was a “Fun or Fancy Fold”. So I thought I would break out my brand new “Amazing Birthday” stamp set that I received free at Convention last month. I also thought about how challenging masculine cards can be, and thought of the patriotic colors in the Maritime DSP…. well, this was NOT quick to make, it was a lot of stamping, punching, fussy cutting and yes, some mistakes were made…. but I’m pretty happy with how it came out- what do you think?

 

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Want to know how I made it? Well, it is a Screen Card (I sure hope this is a “Fancy” enough fun fold card, it sure was challenging to make it!)

Coastal Cabana base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/4″ Scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ then punched bottom “Legs” using Decorative label punch and made the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

Then Stamped each image from Amazing Birthday in Real Red, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy ink pads, hand cut the “happy”, “today” and “amazing” words. Used the circle punches for the birthday cake and used the Little Labels punch pack for “make”. Used banner framelits to cut out the “Happy birthday to you” and the DSP behind it. Here’s the card recipe:

 

 

I love to hear from all of you- please leave me a comment and let me know YOUR favorite fun fold card!

If you need any of these items, just click the picture and it will take you right to my online store, so you can shop at your leisure!
Hostess code for August is: YA7CNZND in my online store at: http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net

*note if your order is over $150.oo- then don’t use the hostess code- as you will be eligible for $25 free hostess shopping dollars good on your order!

And don’t forget that if you purchase the Big Shot this month, you get to pick out a FREE Bundle!! (Choice of four)- let me know if you have any questions!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by my blog today! I really treasure your comments, so I hope to hear from you today! Thanks!!!

Lynn

 

~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 www.mypaperpumpkin.com Please be sure to type my name in the sign up page (as your demonstrator)

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: 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!

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

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Blendabilities Class!

Hi There! I wanted to share with you the three cards I came up with to showcase the Blendabilities Bundle that I offered last month. Six wonderful women took me up on my offer and they will be joining me this week for a FREE coloring class, and they will get to make these three cards!

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I was very happy to see Vivid Vases carry-over from our spring catalog, it is a great stamp to start learning to color using blendabilities. The vases just lend themselves to needing “blending”…

 

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This card was inspired by another demonstrator, Jan Tink, I just loved her color combinations and use of the camera paper. I changed my card up a tad bit.

 

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I think Blended Bloom is one of the nicest single stamps we’ve ever offered, it is so versatile and perfect for practicing with Blendabilities! the shading and color combinations are endless!!

 

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In case you want to try to make these cards yourself, here are the ingredients for these three cards:

 

I am happy to repeat this FREE class for anyone who orders 6 sets of Blendabilities (or any combo $75 or more order including your own blendabilities) from me. I believe in teaching you how to use these wonderful alcohol markers and really want you to be confident using them. There are some great tips and tricks I’ve learned and I’m happy to pass them on to you- there is a learning curve with these new markers, but don’t be afraid, I’m here to help!
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today, I really appreciate all of you so much and hope to stamp with you sometime soon! Would you please leave me a comment and let me know which of these three cards you like the most? Or leave me a comment about Blendabilities- or a question- I’m so happy to get your comments (and it helps my blog stay in the search engine universe when people are “liking” or “commenting” on my posts).

If you need any of these items, just click the picture and it will take you right to my online store, so you can shop at your leisure!
Hostess code for August is: YA7CNZND in my online store at: http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net

*note if your order is over $150.oo- then don’t use the hostess code- as you will be eligible for $25 free hostess shopping dollars good on your order!

And don’t forget that if you purchase the Big Shot this month, you get to pick out a FREE Bundle!! (Choice of four)- let me know if you have any questions!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by my blog today! I really treasure your comments, so I hope to hear from you today! Thanks!!!

Lynn

 

~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 www.mypaperpumpkin.com Please be sure to type my name in the sign up page (as your demonstrator)

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: 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!

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

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Have a wonderful day!