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We Create Blog Hop December 2016

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Hello, and welcome to the We Create Bloggers Hop for December 2016! (Did I confuse you by having another blog hop already today- you see I’m in a few design groups, and when the first of the month falls on a Thursday, well then they will both occur on the same day). Hope you enjoy all the fun projects!

Today I wanted to share with you two fun cards featuring the adorable moose from the Jolly Friends Bundle in the Holiday Catalog. I was thinking of using this guy for my own Christmas cards this year, what do you think?

 

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This first card is the simple version, where I was inspired by Diana Gibbs, I water-colored the moose on our awesome shimmer white paper, don’t you just love the new Emerald Envy paired with Real Red for Christmas? The greeting is from the Tin of Tags stamp set, which is adorable (and NOT just for tags at all!)

 

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In the stepped up version, I used the new embossing powder on the wreath, it was a little tricky to get it placed strategically. I also fussy cut this moose and colored in his antlers for a different look. And the finishing touch is a real mini jingle bell, love how it looks, what do you think? (this would not go through the US mail very well, it will need a padded envelope for sure).

 

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Are you ready to go see what Kimberley created for us? (Just click the icon below that says “Next blog”).

 

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Thank you for visiting today, I would love to hear from you. Let me know which card you like best, and have a great day.

Don’t forget that today starts our Year End Close-Out Sale:

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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

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

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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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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!

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We Create Blog Hop- August 2016!

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Happy August Everyone! Can you believe how quickly July flew by? Me neither! Here’s to our last month of “summer”… hope you find some time for crafting fun!

 


First up is my “simple” card… I’m not sure if you can tell, but this card base uses a full piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock, folded in 1/2 so the finished card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. I  needed to make a special congratulations card for a work colleague who is leaving our department for a new job at the state, and we’re having a little luncheon for her today. I needed a card for 20 people to be able to sign their well wishes, so I knew our typical card size wouldn’t be big enough. I knew this card was a little too plain, so I decided to jazz it up a little bit.


Stepped up a notch but adding sweet sugarplum ruched ribbon, wink of Stella clear glitter pen, and stamped small flowers from the Love and Affection stamp set in coordinating colors from the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper.


Close up… so you can see the Wink of Stella Glitter pen, and the tiny mini pearls I used.

 

What do you think? I love to hear from all of you- what else would you add to this card?

 

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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Here are the supplies I used to make this card:

 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! And many thanks for all of you who ordered from me in July during the “Bonus Days”… let me know if you need any help placing an order to use your $5 coupon codes. I’m happy to help you!
Have a great day!

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 and September! 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!
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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!
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We Create Blog Hop-May 2016

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Hi there stamping friends, how in the world did it get to be May 1? I surely don’t know, so this blog hop kind of snuck up on me… Hope you don’t mind that I am just going to share four cards I did this week at my Stamp a Stack class I had Monday night featuring some retiring stamps and products. (I have been pet sitting this week and not at home in my own craft room…. my apologies!)

 


 

First up is a card I came up with using the technique I saw at OnStage- this is a perfect technique to use up your designer series paper’s, don’t hoard them get using them! Use a 4″ x 4″ piece of DSP, and then slice it on the diagonal so you can pull apart the paper and have a 1 inch strip to stamp your sentiment within the white space.  The DSP and the stamp (a single stamp called Blended Bloom) is also retiring. I colored the flower with my blender pens and blushing bride and daffodil delight ink. (the darker part of the petal was colored in with just the blushing bride marker).

 

I came up with this card to feature several retiring products: the Beautiful Bunch Stamp set, Fun Flower Punch, white jute ribbon and Decorative Dots textured impression embossing folder. I’m going to miss them all!
This card was cased from a card I found from a goggle image search of the stamp set “Choose Happiness” made by Margaret Raburn. Love the card, thanks Margaret!
This card features the retiring stamp set called “Serene Silhouettes”, the large oval punch and burlap ribbon is also retiring. Grab it before it’s all gone.

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It was so great meeting you ladies at OnStage- Julie, Jeanna, and Cheryl (sorry we missed you Tanya!).

Well, I hope you forgive me for not following our normal formula (One card and then a stepped up version of the card). Thanks for understanding. Continue on the blog hop by clicking “next” to go see what Julie has for you this month… and be sure to leave us all a comment.

 

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Please remember to use Host Code JVRKW2WV  when you check out, this links it to my account. Let me know if you have any questions, I’m happy to help place an order for you!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and for your business! I appreciate each and every one of you!

lynnsignature~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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We Create Blog Hop- March!

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Hi There Crafty Friends! How are you doing? I don’t know how it got to be March, do you? I’m pretty happy that the winter months are going so quickly! Some of my bulbs are making an appearance and I even hear the birds chirping in the morning as my alarm goes off. Fingers crossed for an early spring here in Upstate NY!

For today’s creation I want to share with you a few stamp sets that I paired together for the hop. While I was working on the cards over the weekend, I also decided to use this ice cream cone card for one of my cards at the senior center. I know they always love birthday cards, but I also had a request for St. Patrick’s Day cards, as in plural, well we don’t have anything current in the Stampin’ Up! catalog that screams St. Patrick’s Day to me, so I thought a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone was a good idea- she can stamp Happy St. Patrick’s Day on the inside.

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First up is the CAS card (Clean And Simple), this card features crumb cake card stock as the matte, (base is very vanilla), the 2″ strip was punched with the scalloped tag topper punch, I stamped the ice cream cone from Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (this is a Sale-a-bration selection free with a $50 order). I used the crumb cake marker to color in the cone. Then I stamped the ice cream two times on a scrap of very vanilla paper and colored it in with the mint macaron marker. Hand-cutting the two scoops took no time at all. Then I stamped the “Happy Day” greeting from another Saleabration stamp set called “Perfect Pairings”.  Just love these two together. According to my nephew and my brother, this card is an “acceptable” masculine card- no bling, no ribbon, no buttons, no flowers, no pink, and no embellishments (they are plain and simple guys so I like to get their input when I’m working on CAS cards for guys).

 

Next up is the “Step It Up” Card!

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I used the same color palette of very vanilla, crumb cake, mint macaron and chocolate chip. The designer series paper is from the package of Timeless Elegance. On this card, I wanted to watercolor the ice cream cone and ice cream, so I pulled out the watercolor paper. This is such a breeze to work with- no pilling of the paper, and it’s very sturdy! I used the liquid tombo glue to adhere all the pieces together. The sprinkles are from “Party with Cake” stamp set in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.

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Here are the two cards side-by-side. What do you think? I’d love to hear which one you like the most! Leave me a comment- I LOVE to hear from YOU!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today- don’t forget to click the “next” button to hop on over to see what Julie made for you today. If you want to see the supply list, scroll down to the bottom of this post.

 

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Local Friends- Remember that this Saturday, March 5th from 1-4 pm at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, we will have our next Retired Stampin’ Up! and Craft Supplies BOGO (buy one get one free) event with my team and I! We have a TON of stamps, inks, papers, tools, punches, kids craft supplies, and even jewelry making supplies (beads galore!)! For each dollar you spend on our sale items, you will receive free NEW catalog merchandise! (we just add tax/shipping on the total). Cash is much easier for us divide up at the end of the day, so we will have a free gift for all who come and pay in cash! (local checks and credit cards are okay too)… thanks, hope to see you there!!

 

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

Thanks so much for stopping by have a great day!

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Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
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Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com
If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters

 

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**I have just a couple openings for March and April due to vacation plans/holidays…so contact me if you want to book a party: Sip & Stamp Parties, 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. Also, 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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We Create Blog Hop- February 2016

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Hi there stamping friends!  Did you have a nice weekend? I sure did!! I had my first Stampin’Up! Cards and Bingo event Friday night, then my nephew’s Pinewood Derby on Saturday, and my niece’s birthday party at a local paint and sip shop yesterday, yippee- it was a lot of fun!! Plus emails, laundry, cleaning/organizing, and crafting! Time flies when you’re having fun, right?!

I also enjoyed creating this blog post for you! Our monthly theme is “Step it up”, so first I show you a card that has some simple stamping, and then I show you a “stepped up” version. Let me know what you think of these cards by leaving me a comment, which is your favorite?? I’d love to hear from YOU!

 

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First up, a simple and quick card featuring the Sale-a-bration stamp set called “Sky is the Limit” (we made this card at Bingo the other night, everyone loved how quick and simple it was). The card base is Lost Lagoon, embossed in the new “World Traveler” Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and featuring two pieces of designer series paper from the new mini stack (6″ x 6″) called “Going Places”. Love that there are 12 designs and you get 4 pieces of each one. The coordinating colors: Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand, and Very Vanilla.

This is a time sensitive stamp set- what does that mean? You can only get this stamp set as a free choice with a $50 order (before tax/shipping) until February 15th, 2016. This is the first time Stampin’ Up! has offered some of their Sale-a-bration items as “Limited Time Products”. We will be getting some new products on February 16th to replace this stamp set and two other products that are also retiring from the Sale-a-bration offerings! Believe me, you will love this set- hurry and get it before it’s gone!  Not sure if you love it yet? Well, check out two more cards “stepped up” a little bit…

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On this card, I made the base Sahara Sand, and embossed a piece of 4″ x 5- 1/4″  Lost Lagoon card stock in the World Traveler texture folder. Using a different piece of DSP from Going Places stack, some awesome silver metallic thread, small scrap of Silver Glimmer Paper and a Rhinestone on the propeller to “step it up”.

 

Want to see some some more awesome cards featuring this stamp set? They showcase the versatility of the sentiments and other images in the stamp set:

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We made this at my team get together last week. The Lynnzcrafters loved making this card- some made it for Valentine’s day with the “You Send Me Soaring” sentiment.

 

 

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These cards are so versatile, so many of my customers tell me that they always need “Guy” cards, well this will be your go-to stamp set for guy birthdays, Valentine’s, anniversary, thinking of you, get well, and congratulations! The sky’s the limit, literally!!

 

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Ready to hop along and see what the amazing Julie Wadlinger has created for us this month? Click the link, or the “next blog” button below, to see my supply list, scroll down below the icon.

 

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Here is a supply list of most of the products used for these offerings:

 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me today! Remember, hurry and place your $50 order if you want the “Sky is the Limit” stamp set- it is flying off the shelves and on “Low Inventory” status as of 9 pm last night… let me know if you have any questions, or need any help placing an order. I value your business! Thanks a bunch!
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 ~Lynn Streifert

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

~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- 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!

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We Create Blog Hop-January 2016

 

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Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday! The Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in the “We Create Blog Hop” are back for another round of amazing inspiration for you all.. Bonus- today is the day the NEW 2016 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs both launch! How fun to create using all new products! Another perk of being a demonstrator- I’ve received my products in early December  and made my December birthday cards with the all new adorable birthday suites. Want to see what I made for my nephew’s birthday on Sunday?

In this blog hop we do one project and then another version is “stepped up”, this time I started Blake’s birthday card and thought I was done, but realized the other day I could use this to showcase a “stepped up” version of a birthday card:

 

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So I decided on the new jumbo pack of Designer Series Paper called “It’s My Party” (48 pages of 12″ x 12″) item #140552

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I knew I was going to put 10 candles on his cake- so easy with the new mini punch trio called “Party Punch Pack” (YES- it’s a bundle with the stamp set I used!) I love that they have a balloon, cupcake and candle punch! To create the realistic candle- you know with a yellow flame- it is impossible to put these tiny pieces together with anything else… only the new Fine-tip glue pen did the job!

 

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Here was my first version of Blake’s birthday card… This stamp set is called “Party Wishes” and is just fabulous!  It is part of the new birthday suite called “It’s My Party!” and I LOVE how everything coordinates!!

 

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I knew I could “Step it up” some more, so I went to work and added the number 10 from the new stamp set called “Number of Years” which is an awesome photopolymer stamp set- so easy to see through and stamp. Then it is die-cut with the new “Large Numbers Framelits” these dies are expected to be a huge seller- you might want to order these today before they go on back order- I guess Stampin’ Up! didn’t realize how popular they would be amongst demonstrators.

 

 

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I also decided to “step it up” some more, and added a balloon from the new SaleABration set called Honeycomb Happiness. This is an adorable set- but the honeycombs are also expected to be backordered soon- so if you love it, hurry and order it today!

 

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Since the honeycomb would become flattened inside an envelope, I decided to design a gift bag to hold his card and gift card together…. love the new “Hello” limited time SaleABration item (this stamp set is only available until February 15th, 2016).

 

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I had to decorate the inside… love those balloons again! So what do you think? I hope you like it! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, if you’re ready to hop over to Julie’s blog to see what she created, go ahead and click the “next” button below. If you need the supply list or a link to the catalogs, scroll down as I put all that info at the bottom of this post. Thanks so much, have an awesome day!

~Lynn Streifert, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

 

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Here is a link to the new 2016 Occasions Catalog:

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Remember that this is our most wonderful customer appreciation time of the year! We have an exclusive catalog full of products you can ONLY get with each $50 order (before tax/shipping). It’s called Sale-A-Bration and this year there are a few items (near the back of the catalog) that are only available for the first 1/2 of SAB (only available until February 15th, 2016). Then there may be some new offerings for the last half of SAB which ends March 31, 2016. I love to see my customers earn as much FREE product as they can!! Did you know that during SAB they also offer more to people who want to buy the starter kit?? YES! that’s right! You get an extra $30 in free products, so the starter kit is just $99, free shipping (that is a $10 savings) and you pick a total of $155 in products! What a great way to get MOST of what you want from the NEW catalog, right?? Let me know if you’d like to join my team! We have a lot of fun together and we welcome newbies with open arms!  Here is the link to the SAB Catalog:

 

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I hope to have my widgets (those cute buttons on the side bar of my blog) all updated by tonight- I didn’t want you to wait to see the new stuff! If you’d like a paper catalog- let me know, I’m happy to mail them out to you.  Also- one more thing- I have an opening in my Monday night clubs- we start up for another round on January 11th at 6:30 pm. Contact me if you’d like more info. Thanks!

 

 

Here is the Supply List (click any item you want and it will take you directly to my online store):

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Hi there Stampin’ Friends!

Did you have a nice Halloween? I was at a lovely wedding in Washington, DC.  and am traveling home to NY today. It was the first time I missed celebrating Halloween with my family since my niece was born- that’s 19 Halloweens! I prepared this blog hop before I left New York, so I hope it goes off without a hitch.

The theme of this awesome blog hop each month is to showcase a rubbing stamping project twice- first in it’s “simple” form and then “stepped-up”.

So here is my interpretation of this concept. I resisted the Lighthearted Leaves set as long as I could, because I loved the Vintage Leaves bundle… but love this set too!

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Just some simple sponging (I used hello honey and tangelo twist here for a soft multi-colored effect).

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This time I decided to give it some bling and accessories- don’t you love how you can “dress up” a card, just like your wardrobe, with just a few simple touches. The gold sequin trim is the star here, don’t you agree? I also think stamping the sentiment from this set, in tangelo twist instead of momento tuxedo black ink, is more classy too.

What do you think? Which one do you prefer?

 

 

Don’t forget that the deadline to sign up for our Veteran’s Day Christmas Card Get-Together is this Tuesday- limited space is available.

 

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Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today! Here is the link to the next demonstrator- please go visit Julie and see what awesomeness she has dreamed up for us!

 

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Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

 

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~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- 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!

 

2015 Holiday Catalog, 2015-16 Annual Catalog, blog hop, card making, Christmas, rubber stamping, Stampin Up, We Create Blog Hop

My First “We Create Blog Hop!” Step it Up!

We Create 2015

 

Hello there Stampin’ Friends, how are you?? I am so thrilled to be invited to participate in an awesome monthly blog hop with the “We Create Blog Hop” team! (pinch me, I must be dreaming!) I have admired these ladies work for some time, and on a whim I emailed one of them when I saw they were looking for some new demos to join the hop. Thank you Jeanna and Julie for this amazing opportunity!

So the way this blog hop works, is each month we’ll design a card using Stampin’ Up! products and then “step it up a notch” showcasing more advanced techniques and/or more products. Isn’t that a great idea? Well since today is the release of the brand new 2015 Holiday Catalog, I decided to show you a special card that I used for a both a swap I participated in by mail, and then I also used another version for my monthly Christmas Stamp-a-Stack last night.

 

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So it started when I wanted to put the black cat on the new window framelit and thought about what would the inside wall look like to be looking outside at a cozy scene? That’s when I thought of an interior brick wall, and out came the new brick textured impression embossing folder. I then played around with both the chalker marker and the uniball white gel pen to see what look more realistic. what do you think? Soft suede ink was sponged on in a few places to give the bricks an aged look.

So here is the simple version of my card:

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I love how the little village looks through the window, don’t you? The Home For Christmas Designer Series paper is a real wow! I love every piece in this collection and am going to stock up on this paper for all my Christmas cards and home decor, I love it!

 

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©Stampin’ Up! Created by Lynn Streifert http://www.Lynnzcrafters.com 2015 Holiday Catalog

 

 

But to create a “Stepped Up” version of this card, I decided to use some new Real Red Pom-Pom trim (I’m seriously in love with this stuff and think we should have it in EVERY color- who’s with me??) and the new Real Red 1/8″ stripped ribbon and our awesome gold sequin trim is stapled on to the little Note Tag punch. I think this tag “steps up” the card, don’t you?

 

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So here are the swap cards before going out in the mail.

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This was a little “teaser” I posted on my Facebook business page to get people excited about the new Holiday Catalog… it worked (I hope).

The funny thing was that I was pet sitting at my sister’s while I was creating these swaps and the cards for this blog hop, and I also made our new witches hat. Here’s a picture of that:

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As you can see we love little black cats in our family. This is Louie, it took me a long time to get a nice picture of him next to the hat. (He’s not a cat you can just pick up and put where you want him, it took two hours of waiting for him to come up on the counter- oops… shouldn’t let the cat out of the bag that I encouraged him up there, don’t tell my sister- okay??  thanks!)

 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, are you ready to go visit Julie’s blog and see what she came up with? click the “Next blog” icon below: (I have more news below about new Holiday Catalog, clearance rack and Weekly deals, keep reading if you’re not ready to leave my page).

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For those of you local to Schenectady, New York, don’t forget my team and I have our Third BOGO Sale tonight (Buy One Get One Free Event)- it’s located at 2810 Curry Road, Schenectady NY 12303, come around to the back of the building, the entrance is in the back. We have a ton of retired stamps, inks, dies, sizzix, paper, and much more! For each dollar you spend on our retired merchandise- you’ll get to pick out the same value in new Holiday Catalog (or Annual Catalog) products plus tax and shipping- it’s a WIN-WIN (you get a two-fer and we get rid of our retired things). thanks, hope to see you tonight. The sale is just 6-8:30 pm.

Here is a supply list of the items used in these cards:

 

According to Stampin’ Up! some items are expected to possibly go on back-order, here is their prediction- of course it all depends what people actually buy:

Products That Will Likely Go on Backorder
Spiderweb Paper Doilies (item 139622)

Products That Are at Risk of Going on Backorder
Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper (item 139592)
Red Foil Sheets (item 139607)
Into the Woods 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon (item 139612)
Reindeer Paper Clips (item 139643)
Fine-Tip Glue Pen (item 138309)

So if you’d like any of these items, I suggest ordering them first!

you can click the “shop now” button at the left side toolbar of this blog, then when you get to my online store and click “Shop Now”  at the top and then click “Holiday 2015” tab on the left. When you checkout- please use this hostess code: YCQVVKZB

Or let me know what you need- I’m putting in an order tonight!

 

Thanks so much for visiting me today, and please leave me a comment, I’d love to hear from you! Have a wonderful day!

 

I really appreciate all of your support, thanks so much! (Don’t forget our monthly craft kit in the mail – called Paper Pumpkin- is still 1/2 off until September 10th!)

I hope you have a nice day!

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~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- 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!