Glitter & Glam Girls Blog Hop- June

Hello and welcome to the monthly blog hop of a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. We are scattered all over the US, and today we are featuring projects that are “Summer Fun”. Well to me, that theme means sitting outside and bird watching, or going on vacation, or swimming. What does “Summer Fun” mean to you? Here in Upstate NY, we had a pretty cold and wet spring, winter hung on too long for my liking.  So, when I was getting ready for this blog hop, and looked at the new stamp sets and products that I have pre-ordered from the new Stampin’ Up! 2019-29 Annual Catalog, I decided to showcase this amazing new Bird Ballad Suite! I also pulled in the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (item #149487). These products go live in the new catalog at about 2 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday June 4th.

Stampin’ Up! continues to amaze me with their amazing product suites. The Bird Ballad Suite has 1 order number, if you want one of everything in the suite, like me: the cling mount Free as a Bird stamp set, the stitched nested labels dies (I did not use on these projects- but they work wonderfully! I highly recommend these dies!), the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards & Tin, 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim, and Bird Ballad Trinkets. For all these items you would use item #152190.

I love the image of the 4 birds on a branch, and could see many uses for this card – including giving it to a dear friend or as a thank you card. By pulling in the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes I knew I would be able to retain the full size bird image, add some DSP and I even used the leaf punch on our new Perennial Essence 12″x 21″ Vellum Cardstock (three colors are included: old olive, petal pink, and so saffron), you get 4 sheets of each color (Item #149101)

Of course the star of the show here is our amazing Stampin’ Blends. These alcohol markers are awesome- each one has a thin tip and brush end and come in light and dark shades of each color we carry. I’m so excited that on June 4th we will be introducing 6 new colors to our Blends collection (they are at the top of my list to buy on June 4th).

So I actually designed these projects last month and they were featured at my Lynnzcrafters New Catalog Launch Demonstrator meeting. Everyone received this sweet little notebook which was a breeze to put together (thanks to my friend Laurie who came to help me). I got the mini notebooks at Target. Perfect size for keeping in your purse.

We actually learned at OnStage that the DSP was created by the concept artist and colored with our Stampin’ Blends, making perfect coordination with any project you decide to make. Did you see my post here featuring the amazing work of my downline Kathy Sims? (She created a fantastic display using the Bird Ballad Suite), go check it out for more inspiration with this suite.

Does this look like summer fun to you? I am so excited to have some nice weather coming this week, it has been too rainy and cold. Do you like to watch birds? They are fascinating creatures. I have a pair of cardinals that have been visiting me often lately, and you know what they say about cardinals? A cardinal is a representative of a loved one who has passed. When you see one, it means they are visiting you. They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you. I find comfort in that, and know that watching birds can bring peace and joy after sorrow.

 

Well that’s it for me today. I would love to hear from you- I treasure your comments, it means the world to me to hear from you. Just scroll to the bottom of this post and leave me a comment, and then be sure to click the links below to see all the other fabulous creations from the Glitter & Glam Girls this month! I KNOW they have some over the top amazing projects for you!

 

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Updated Sale Information- Starts Today at 2 PM Eastern Time

 

Hi friends,

Some of you expressed difficulty reading and seeing the sale items I sent late last night.

Here is a single document with all the items that will be on sale today, supposed to start at Noon (Mountain Time), which is 2 pm Eastern Time. Fingers crossed that Stampin’ Up!’s server can handle all the traffic, there are some good deals here!

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Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
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Flash Sale!

Stampin’ Up! just let us know that they will be discounting some of the retiring products beginning tomorrow, May 30!  The discount will be up to 30% on select items!

The discount pricing will go into effect at 12:00 PM (MT) on Thursday, May 30. That’s 2 PM eastern time.

Simply Click here to see the list of items that will be discounted from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog retiring list.

And be sure to Click here to see the list of items that will be discounted from the 2019 Occasions Catalog retiring list.  **The sale prices are listed on the second page for list list.

The products are only available while supplies last so order soon to make sure that you get your goodies on sale!

Click here to head over to my online store to start shopping the sale tomorrow.

Don’t forget that the sale starts at 12:00 PM (MT) on Thursday, May 30!

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com

Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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!

Quarterly Way to Go Day!

Every quarter I invite the girls who are the top four in sales, as well as anyone who has promoted in title and anyone who has recruited in the prior quarter. I try to strive to have a unique get together which will be a lot of fun. I try to stick to a theme, and that includes little gifts as well as the food. I went with a garden/succulent theme and we celebrated with a delicious Cinco de Mayo lunch.

I invited my dear friend Nancy to teach us how to plant and care for a succulent garden. She works at a local nursery called Brookside and was able to get us some beautiful plants and accessories. We did the planting in my garage, just in case the soil dropped (I didn’t want dirt all over the place inside.)

I was fascinated by a cake that I saw my friend Jennifer make and post on her Facebook wall, she is the head baker at Dolce Biscotti Bakery in Clifton Park and I ordered this delicious chocolate cake with blackboard theme frosting and succulent flowers on top. Everyone loved it!

It was a taco bar or fajitas

Here we have Laurie, MaryBeth, Nancy, Joan, Kathy, and Amye. We were missing two girls who earned this special reward: Tiffany and Sharon. (but We made their planter boxes for them)

Nancy got some great accessories didn’t she? perfect soil, nice variety of plants, stones or glass, sand and little critters. Just priceless.

I forgot to take a picture of our stamping projects, but up in the craft room we made a card using new in colors and bundle and we also made a color chart with paper, ink, a markers in all five color families so the girls have a nice tool they can use in their craft room and with their customers.

Stampin’ Up! provides wonderful resources to demonstrators on our website. I just downloaded the file and printed on our whisper white card stock and it worked out perfectly for us.

I am already working on ideas for the next one, the quarter will end June 30 and the reward day will be sometime this summer. I love spoiling these girls for all their hard work and I’m so thankful that they have stepped out of their comfort zone by having Paper Pumpkin get together’s, stamping fun nights with their friends, clubs and classes and that they have invited others to join the team as well! Kudos everyone for a fabulous job!

Thanks for so much for visiting me today I hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping!

Lynn

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com

Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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!

Groovy 60’s Bingo

I realized that I never shared with you the photos of my latest bingo night. My challenge was to use retiring stamps sets and try to have a 60s vibe. I’d love to hear from you, do you think I achieved it?

Bloom by Bloom bundle in some bright colors

Incredible Like You

Baby wipe technique with Sunshine Sayings

Apron dies with Needlepoint Nook DSP

Shrinky Dink scissor charm

So these were the five projects, and I think everyone enjoyed them.

As usual I had some fun props and decorations and all new prizes and here are some photos of all the fun:

I found this large photo prop company on Amazon I just applied it to a trifold posterboard and cut out the opening. So fun.

It was a room full of tie-dye, peace signs and hippie wannabes and a colorful fun night for all! Six games of bingo, the 5 make and takes, plus good food (forgot to take pictures of the food table again) and friendship.

I am always amazed and never take for granted how much my customers and team love this bingo night. I have so many people to thank for their help with setting up the room, helping run each table smoothly, helping with cleanup: shout out and deep thanks especially to Kathy, Laurie, MaryBeth, Wendy, and Amye.

I want to remind you that my Lynnzcrafters Owl reward points ends on May 31, let me know if you have a last-minute order or you want me to place for you! Or feel free to order in my online store.

Thank you so much for visiting me today!

Happy Stamping,

Lynn

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com

Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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!

Amazing Team Lynnzcrafters Event!

Have you ever had a vision and wondered how it would “ever” work? Well, let me tell you- don’t second guess yourself, step out of your comfort zone, and Go For It!

A few weeks ago Stampin’ Up!’s Northeast Demonstrator Development Manager (DDM), Jessica Werner, posted on our Facebook group that she was looking to attend some stamping events in the Northeast part of the US. I immediately thought of inviting her to my next team meeting, but it was so close to Easter that she had to decline. Then, I spoke to her about another idea I had when we were together at OnStage last month, and she loved the idea of coming to join me at my May team meeting!! I decided I wanted to focus on a “New Catalog Launch” with displays, Make and takes, stamping projects, food, fun, and fellowship to help those who were unable to go to OnStage and help them prepare to launch the new catalog to their customers.

 

Jessica Werner, Stampin’ Up! Northeast DDM

One thing I quickly realized, was there was no way I could pull this off on my own! Now, I have some incredibly talented and generous ladies on my team, but I wasn’t sure how to go about asking for their help… I shouldn’t have worried at all, for they truly stepped up in a HUGE way! You’ll see photos of their displays, Make and Takes, and an adorable door prize, which they all generously volunteered to help me with! Am I the luckiest girl in the world, or what? I mean, seriously- I didn’t have to twist anyone’s arm, beg or cry- they just offered! Bless you all, from the bottom of my heart! Lisa, Amye, Tiffany, Kathy, Laurie, MaryBeth and Susan- your displays, Make and Takes, and daisy treat pouch were all a huge hit and I’m so very thankful for your generosity and talents! You supported me in my vision, and I will forever be grateful for your time, efforts and skills! You inspired everyone in the room with your beautiful creations!

 

Amye Speirs (who also designed and organized the cute team shirts we’re wearing!)

 

I didn’t even tell them I’d be calling them up to the stage, just a small token of my appreciation in those cute bird bags. Thank you!!

Lisa Mackey, explaining her inspiration for the Come Sail Away display she created.

 

So speaking of the stage, it was all set up for the preschool graduation ceremony the next morning, and it was perfect for our use as well- a great vantage point up there!

Kathy Sims, my dear friend who created the Bird Ballad display, and was my right arm all night.

Tiffany Williams-Hart, who designed an amazing stamping project and prepared so everyone could make a beautiful card.

 

Laurie Kownack, broken foot and all, volunteered at the last minute to help me with one more display using the Magnolia Suite.

 

MaryBeth Pellerin who made the beautiful In Color Display.

 

Susan Williams Germain volunteered to make everyone an adorable daisy punched caramel chocolate treat! thanks Sue!

 

 

Team Lynnzcrafters with Jessica Werner

20 of my downline members attended this event, thank you ladies for attending and added thanks for those who helped bring snacks, beverages, ice, set up, registration, clean up, and Prize Patrol!

I’m so grateful for each of you!

 

 

These stamping friends are local and get together monthly as the Upstate Stampers Group. I had planned to have 30 stampers at this event, because that is how many I have on my team, but when spots opened up, I reached out to be sure we filled the room for Jessica’s long trip to visit us from Rhode Island.  I’m so thrilled that you were all able to attend! Thanks friends for coming to this event, and to those who brought treats, thank you!

 

Wendy volunteered to run the registration table, I charged $5 per person to cover the cost of the Prize Patrol items.

 

The room set up- food and beverages were at the back of the room. Everyone was mingling and snacking before we started.

 

These next few pictures show how the tables were set up- I followed my set up as I do for bingo- putting 6 people at each of 5 long tables. I asked 1 person to take the lead at each table to help rotate the stamping supplies in a clockwise rotation, cleaning off the stamps and help everyone complete the project at the their table. (It worked out well that everyone who prepared a Make and Take did all the big shot work in advance).

 It just filled my heart to overflowing to have all these special ladies all together for this wonderful event.

Now, for this last section- I wanted to show you the amazing displays that my friends came up with, I know you are going to love all this inspiration!

 

Bird Ballad Suite Display by Kathy Sims

 

Follow Your Art Suite by Amye Speirs

 

 

Magnolia Lane Suite by Laurie Kownack

 

2019-20 In Color Display by MaryBeth Pellerin

 

 

Come Sail Away Suite by Lisa Mackey

 

 Door Prizes Made by Susan Williams

Last but not least I had made a dozen cards to feature the Everything is Rosy special for May. I wanted to display these cards for my demo friends.

Well I think that is all for now, I will do another post with pictures of the five Make & Takes and swaps. I think I’ll save that for this weekend and will be back to share more.

I receive so much positive feedback about this event that I am thinking of doing another demonstrator only event to kick off either the Holiday catalog or the next Occasions catalog. I’m not really sure but I will keep you posted.

Thank you so much for reading this blog and just a reminder there are only a few days left to get the Everything is Rosy Product Medley.

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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!

Glitter & Glam Girls Blog Hop Masculine May

Hi friends, here we are back with our Glitter & Glam Girls Blog Hop! No glitter on my project this month since our theme is masculine cards, wanted to give you some inspiration to get ready for Father’s Day next month in the US.

I debated about what to create and a set was really calling to me from the new catalog, the stamp set is called “A Good Man” and will be available to purchase on June 4 (unless you are demonstrator you can pre-order it now).

The base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2″ night of navy card stock, and I used 4×5 1/4″ whisper white for the top layer, a 4″ x 3″ piece of the new Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. I also used the new night of a navy and Sahara sand bakers twine and after wrapping it around the card twice I slipped it through the Sail Away trinkets (2 styles-anchors and ship steering wheels) and frayed the ends of the twine by untwisting after I knotted it. I cut another piece of whisper white out using the stitched shapes dies, I used the medium oval piece.

 

This card would be perfect for Father’s Day, or for your special guys birthday, retirement, job promotion, anything you name it. I colored with our alcohol markers, the Stampin’ Blends, and I use soft suede for the sand and his hat, balmy blue for the sky, Bermuda bay for the stripes on the chair, Night of Navy on his shirt, Ivory for his skin, and basic gray for the shorts. I did use the color lifter to soften the look of his shirt and for shading. What do you think? I would love to hear from you!

Click the link below to hop over and see some other fabulous masculine cards from all my friends!

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Thanks so much for joining me today and don’t forget one of my perks for being my customer is you will receive this fabulous exclusive tutorial bundle made by 14 demonstrators as my thanks for your purchase over $40 this month, or being an active member of my team. We call ourselves the Talented Tutorial Team, and we are thrilled to offer you a sneak peek of our 14 projects for May:

Let me know if you have any questions about my project or anything else stamping related, I am here for you! 😊

Thank you for reading my blog today, I so appreciate your support of my Stampin’ Up! business!

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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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