Stamp a Stack sign up by Friday!

Hi There Stamping Friends!

I just wanted to give you a quick update on my dad, he came home yesterday and is doing well at home. We feel so blessed for his excellent care he received at Ellis and Sunnyview and although he has a long road to recovery, we are so glad he is home now. Let the healing begin! Thank you for your prayers!

I’m slowly getting my schedule together and hope to have a newsletter out by the end of the week with all my classes and events. But wanted you to know that the sign up deadline for the next Stamp-a-Stack is this Friday:

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While I think the little black cat is a perfect accent on this new window framelit, if you don’t like cats- you can leave this off your cards! I’m trying something new- just showing you a hint of the card- what do you think?

Save the Date Tuesday September 1st from 6-8:30 pm for our next Lynnzcrafters Team BOGO Sale (Buy One Get One Free) event. We will be selling our retired Stampin’ Up! and other craft supplies (stamps, punches, ink, paper, big shot dies, tools, ribbons, embellishments and much more). For each dollar you spend in retired products, you can shop from the new Holiday Catalog that goes live that day (or the Annual Catalog). This sale is going to be held at the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Northeast Branch  2810 Curry Rd, Schenectady, New York 12303. Help us spread the word to all your crafty friends and family, thanks!

Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today! Let me know if you need help placing any orders, or if you have any questions about the products used in these 5 cards. Also, you can always shop my online store and please use this hostess code: YCQVVKZB

Have a great day!

Lynn

Creative Inking Blog Hop- Birthday Bash!

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Hi there stamping friends! I hope you are having a great week! This month our group is featuring Birthday cards for our blog hop! I can’t wait to see what the others are featuring this month.

As many of you know, the past 11 days have been anything but normal while my father has been recovering from his accident, hip surgery, some undetected heart attack(s), and life on oxygen plus helping my mother who has had some chronic health issues herself, plus being short-handed and working long hours at my work has made life very stressful lately… but- there’s good news-my dad is recovering nicely and is more and more “himself” every day. He was just moved to Sunnyview Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday and we are hoping his recovery goes smoothly while he is there. He has a vigorous schedule of OT and PT, and we are so very blessed and thankful for the amazing medical care he has received. Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts and prayers, our family appreciates them so much!

Since I have not been home much, nor have I done much stamping lately, I was a little stumped at where to begin when I was preparing for this blog hop, so I thought of one of my favorite new stamp sets … called “Build a Birthday” found on page 11 of new 2015-16 Annual Catalog (item #138646). This set has been so versatile, and really fun and easy to use since it is one of our amazing photopolymer style stamps. That means they are clear- you can see right through them- which makes stamping a breeze! The coordinating products used in these featured cards include the new 2015-17 In-Colors, the Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape (item #138384) and Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack (item 3 138443). Also, the new 1″ Dotted Lace Trim ribbon is a real show-stopper, it makes every card look more elegant, and is so easy to tie!

 

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*If you don’t own this Bow Builder Punch, it is a Weekly Deal good until August 24th! (25% off regular price!)

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This last card has a fun belly-band that slides off so the gate-fold card closes easily.

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In case you need to see our Weekly Deals, these 6 items are 25% off until Monday August 24th.

 

Which card did you like the most? I’d love to hear from you- do you own this set yet? If not, it’s a must have- and easily a gender neutral stamp set- it’s nice to have this stamp set so you can make up a bunch of birthday cards to have on hand!

 

Ready to see what the phenomenal  Phyllis Shepherd has for you? Just click the “next” button:

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Or, if going back is your thing, go check out what the creative Colleen Vassos has to show you, click the “prior” button:

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Save the Date Tuesday September 1st from 6-8:30 pm for our next Lynnzcrafters Team BOGO Sale (Buy One Get One Free) event. We will be selling our retired Stampin’ Up! and other craft supplies (stamps, punches, ink, paper, big shot dies, tools, ribbons, embellishments and much more). For each dollar you spend in retired products, you can shop from the new Holiday Catalog that goes live that day (or the Annual Catalog). This sale is going to be held at the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Northeast Branch  2810 Curry Rd, Schenectady, New York 12303. Help us spread the word to all your crafty friends and family, thanks!

Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today! Let me know if you need help placing any orders, or if you have any questions about the products used in these 5 cards. Also, you can always shop my online store and please use this hostess code: YCQVVKZB

 

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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!

From the Garden Gift Bags

Hi there Stamping Friends!
Did you plant a garden this year? I am embarrassed to admit, the daughter of a farmer/engineer and I do not seem to have a green thumb… but I love gardens, and I love home-grown flowers, fruits, and veggies. Nothing better than home-grown… (hope my dear brother and father have mercy on me and hook me up with their produce- had some kale from my brother’s garden last week, and it was tasty!)

Many of you have noticed the cute new “From the Garden” stamp set, and I wanted to share this cute idea from Stampin’ Up!!  You’re Welcome!!

Gift from the Garden Gift Bags
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
Price: $6.50
Gift from the Garden Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Gift From The Garden Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $19.00
Gift from the Garden Wood-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Gift From The Garden Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $27.00
Glue Dots by Stampin' Up!
Glue Dots
Price: $5.25
Linen Thread by Stampin' Up!
Linen Thread
Price: $4.50
Mini Muslin Bags by Stampin' Up!
Mini Muslin Bags
Price: $10.00
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad  by Stampin' Up!
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad
Price: $6.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!
Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
Price: $6.50
Pretty Petals 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock Assortment Pack  by Stampin' Up!
Pretty Petals 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock Assortment Pack
Price: $7.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad by Stampin' Up!
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Price: $6.00
Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock by Stampin' Up!
Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Price: $8.50
Washi Label Punch by Stampin' Up!
Washi Label Punch
Price: $18.00
Also- since it’s Tuesday, I’d like to point out our awesome new Weekly Deals program, these select products are available “while supplies last” and as we saw last week, over half of them sold out within the first two days!CM100100Bdeals3

Finally, a last call for my Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack class on Monday July 27th from 6:30-8:30 pm at my home. This is a $20 class for 10 cards. I will have 2 Christmas cards, you will make 5 of each. I will have plenty of alternate greetings (some retired) if you would like to change any of them up. I will be making a “sneak peek” this weekend, but know that the deadline to register is Monday July 20th at 6 pm. As of right now I have room for only 4 more people. *Note that there will be a $5 discount if you also register for the August Christmas Stamp-a-Stack on Monday 8/31 (two classes for $30), this will also apply to September, October and November as well.  One of the two cards will be made with the Every Blessing Stamp Set.

If you want to order any of the weekly deals, or anything to make the cute garden bags, please use Hostess Code: TYDRGVVU

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by the blog, hope to stamp with YOU soon!

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Whirlwind Stampers and Some Deals…

Hi there stamping friends! I wanted to share with you a couple of make  & take projects from the other night at our monthly get together at my up line’s house, our group is called whirl
wind stampers and boy did we have a lot of fun!

First up is this gorgeous card by our fearless leader Dania, she used a brayer to add color to the Typeset DSP. The set she used is called “The Wilderness Awaits”, #139365 page 86.

(We were cracking up- remember the trendy popular song from last year “what does the Fox say?” Too funny thanks Amye for finding that song!)

Next up was a card by one of our demonstrators named Laurie:


She use the new stamp set called “Wild About Flowers” found on page 74 of the new catalog item #138728 (this set has a lovely retirement greeting perfect as I have a couple of those coming up this month at work).

Our last make & take of the evening was the wow card by Karyn. Her cards are always intricate and full of lots of Sizzix parts look how amazing this card is:


Karyn use the set “From Land to Sea” item #139361 found on page 83 of the new catalog also the cute Sea Street stamp set that carried over.


This is a real showstopper with lots of fun elements on all sides! Thanks Dania, Laurie and Karyn for your awesome M&T projects this month! Come back tomorrow and see all our awesome swaps!!

 

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Here are the new Weekly Deals good until July 13, or while supplies last (yes, Stampin’ Up! is limiting these quantities at these awesome prices), so hurry and grab them before they’re gone!Thanks so much for stopping by today, happy Wednesday- hope you have some fun stamping time today, please let me know if you need any help ordering any of these awesome products!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use the 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

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!

Happy 4th of July Weekend! (and some birthday cards)

Hi there Stamping Friends! Hope you all are enjoying a long weekend, celebrating the 4th of July can be fun- I’m heading up to Cape Vincent for the weekend to spend time with my parents- I packed some of our Paper Pumpkin craft kits, the Cottage Greetings kit, and all my photos and our Project Life line of cards for photo albums/memory keeping. (I’m sad that I’ve finished three albums for other people and haven’t finished my own). So check back next week and I’ll be sharing what I accomplish!

I realized that I never shared my cards from my monthly Stamp-a-Stack class (it’s always the last Monday of the month). Here was our June line up of all birthday cards:

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*This last birthday card (the ice cream cone) was CASE-d (Copy And Share Everything) from Erica Cerwin’s blog. Love her work, she is so inspiring! Thanks Erica! This uses our new Ronald McDonald House stamp- $3 of the sale of this stamp set goes directly to RMH and it has a coordinating punch. Love them!

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Just a few more days of these awesome new BONUS Weekly Deals- up to 30% off retail price, offer ends Monday July 6th!

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Wishing you all a very Happy 4th of July! Have a fun weekend!!

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If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use the 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

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!

Oh Happy Day!!!

cattyMany of us Stampin’ Up! Fans have been eagerly awaiting this day- June 2nd- the day the new catalog launches and the old 2014-15 Annual Catalog and 2015 Occasions Catalog are all available at the same time! This is the LAST day to get retiring items, but you can mix your order with new as well.

My favorite set in the new catalog is The Sprinkles of Life in fact- in my ten years of using Stampin’ Up! products, I can say it is truly my ALL time favorite Ronald McDonald House Charities® stamp set.  Ronald McDonald House Charities® keeps families together while children are receiving medical treatment far from home. When you purchase the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set, Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the RMHC. To date Stampin’ Up! has donated over $1,000,000. to the RHMC. If you are wondering where to find it in the new catalog- it is on the inside back cover- the very last item in the catalog.

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This set has a awesome coordinating, Tree Builder Punch, to cut down on fussy cutting. There is so much you can do with this stamp set and punch.

 

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I have been having a lot of fun playing with this stamp set for the past few weeks, we were able to pre-order this last month. I am doing a Make and Take tomorrow night at a demonstrator get-together at my upline’s house, and I made my swaps and 3 other samples to showcase the versatility of this stamp and punch! Let me know what you think:

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This first card is going to be our Make-and-Take.

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Swaps- I wanted chocolate cupcakes, but they just didn’t look “done” to me… so I started playing.

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Crystal Effects to the rescue- what do you think of this wet frosting look?

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And the little cherry on top is actually from the cupcake builder punch.

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This is a card I made to showcase the clouds and raindrops (case from Pinterest)

 

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Another cupcake version.

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Last but not least- this is my swap card I made for a demonstrator group I participated in by mail. Over the coming days, I will show the other awesome 19 swaps I received.

Does this look like fun, want to give Stampin’ Up! a try? Well, starting today, we are sweetening up the pot so to speak-
New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two stamp sets from the new 2015-2016 annual catalog for free in their Starter Kit (still just $99 but you pick out $125 in products plus two additional free stamp sets- at any price!) Hurry- this offer ends June 30th, 2015.

 

And don’t forget today is an awesome day to order Stampin’ Up!
1. You can order from the “old” 2014-2015 Catalog at the “old” prices.
2. You can order new product from the NEW 2015-2016 Catalog
3. Your last chance to order from the Occasions Catalog
4. You can still order from the Retired List that has up to 50% off some items!
5. And don’t forget today’s Weekly Deals
6. And the Clearance Rack.

Here are the weekly deals:

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What a big day! Thanks for stopping by!

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

~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!

Tuesday Updates

Hi there Stamping Friends!

Have you missed me? Sorry I haven’t been blogging that much, since my diabetes crisis last month I am taking time to exercise and eat healthy everyday… boy does that take much more time than I thought. I was attempting to walk in the woods near me, but too buggy/muddy and I didn’t want to ruin my new sneakers. I joined Planet Fitness and enjoy going there, but sometimes I just want to think and not be surrounded by all that noise. This is a new favorite walking spot- outdoor track at a local high school, love it!

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Thanks for all your good wishes- this new life style, combined with Plexus nutritional products, have really helped me more than I thought possible. (let me know if you want to know more about Plexus).

Onto some timely news about Stampin’ Up!:

We are in our final week of the 2014-15 Annual Catalog and final week of the 2015 Occasions Catalog… time sure does fly, doesn’t it? Some people have said they are confused about the dates of the catalogs… Stampin’ Up! is trying something new this year. For one day only- next Tuesday June 2nd- you can order from ALL THREE CATALOGS! This is a big deal in case you are trying to get your last chance retiring items, or want to save some pennies (slight price increase in the new catalog), or you have a big order and want to earn under the old hostess rewards (as of June 3rd, the new rewards take effect). So this is a busy transition day, and the first chance you will have to order from the new 2015-2016 Annual Catalog.

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It’s not too late to get the retiring stamps and some accessories are still available, and marked down! Click here for the most up to date options:

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Today also launches the new “Weekly Deals”- I seriously love how Stampin’ Up! picks out some things I “need” for 25% off! Here are the new deals- I have an order going in this week, let me know if you need any of these too:

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(The Large Kraft Grid Journals are awesome and if you buy them now, you can use them for party favors, or holiday gifts! they are NOT carrying over to the new catalog, so get them while they last!)

 

Also- I want to remind you of the half off deal for new Paper Pumpkin subscribers! That’s right, subscribe by June 10th (midnight Mountain time) and you will only pay $10 for June and July’s awesome craft kits in the mail! I seriously LOVE Paper Pumpkin kits- absolutely everything you need for a fun creative outlet is included (well, except scissors, you have a pair of those, right?) These kits are a hit with children, people who have limited space, seniors, and those just starting with card making/papercrafting. Oh, and people who are TOO BUSY to craft, these kits are perfect- open, stamp, assemble and you have a card or project all ready to go! (Less time than driving to the Hallmark Store for sure!) Plus- you can use the stamps over and over- they come with a clear block and you can decorate other cards or envelopes or make your own stationary! The possibilities are endless!

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Ready to give it a try?? Did I tell you that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee?? We are that sure that you will LOVE these kits!  Just click this link and you will be able to sign up to receive Paper Pumpkin with me as your demonstrator:  https://mypaperpumpkin.com/en/?demoid=2043263

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The May Kit is so awesome- 6 fun birthday cards and 6 gift bags!! I hope this will be available as a refill kit! (we have lots of our past kits still available for purchase and many have refill kits- no stamps or ink, but excellent if you want to duplicate the cards/projects with the ink/stamps you already have! Have a favorite kit? Ask me how to get a refill- I’m happy to help you!)

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Last but not least- I want to remind you of our HUGE BOGO SALE- We are up to 7 members of my team selling our retired Stampin’ Up! and other Craft Supplies to YOU! The way our BOGO works may be different from others- here’s how we do it: Come to the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church (816 Route 50, Burnt Hills, NY 12027 across from Gil’s Garage) on Saturday June 6th from 9:30 am to 1 pm. You will shop around the room from all of our tables full of retired goodies. Go to the check out table, we will give you the total of “FREE” NEW catalog products you get to pick out- you will go to the catalog table and will get to pick out anything you want equal to what you just picked out of the retirement sale- that’s truly a Buy One Get One Free deal that’s too good to pass up!! Then we add tax and shipping to the total of new products you picked out, and you pay us- cash customers will get to pick out from a free box (while supplies last), we also accept local checks, and credit cards. You can have your items shipped directly to you for an extra $6.95 (or 10%, depending on your total). You take home the retired goodies, and we will order and deliver the new items once they come in (around June 16-19th depending on UPS shipping time from Utah). We are so excited and hope you are too!!

 

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Well, that’s it for now- I’ve got my Stamp a Stack tonight, going to go wash the grapes! Thanks for reading my blog today, let me know if you have any questions!

 

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

~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!