Bingo fun!

Hi there Stamping friends!! Happy Saturday!! I want to share with you my first ever BINGO event that was last night. What a great group of friends gathered together on a cold Friday night stamping and playing Bingo!!  I know everyone had a good time, and many thanks to everyone who attended, ordered, and who brought snacks!! Here’s some pictures​ of our fun night:

Here was the hutch of prizes! The bottom shelf contained six prize bundles- all brand new products- over $225 of prizes (purchased with the registration fees from 12 people who pre-paid to come to the Bingo event).

Here is a close-up of the first prize bundle featuring our new birthday mini party punch pack,  confetti texture folder and new assorted card stock.

Prize bundle two: the new love blossoms 6″ x 6″ paper stack, pearls, and Love Blossoms embellishments kit. Gorgeous!

Prize bundle three: the new balloon Bouquet punch, with balloon celebration stamp set, and a package of note cards!

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Prize bundle four contained our new precision base plate (for the bigshot) and our new big shot die brush, with a pack of pearls. ** I highly recommend this duo for any of our intricate dies like the rose garden thinlits dies, the Bloomin’ heart die, or our butterfly framelits!!

My fifth prize bundle featured the Bloomin’ love stamp set and Bloomin’ heart thinlits die bundle with a roll of our new blushing bride sequined trim!
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Last, but not least, was the amazing new rose garden bundle with the rose wonder stamp set, and rose garden thinlits dies, with the gorgeous new Wink of Stella glitter brush in clear, my new favorite!

The prizes were AMAZING- all new products- and I think were a highlight of the evening!

Now here’s a look at how I set up my home for the event, moved some furniture and items around to fit 12 stampers comfortably:


  

We used buttons as our bingo chips! Everyone got to pick a roll of ribbon as a thank you gift for attending.

Laurie won the first prize bundle on our number bingo game!

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Marilyn won the second game of bingo!

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Kathy won the third game of number Bingo!

Tiffany won the fourth game- but we switched to “Stampin’ Up! Color Bingo- it was a game I made on a website where you could enter the information and it generated Bingo cards. (I admit, it was hard to find all those words!)

Laurie lucked out and won the 5th game of Stampin’ Up! Bingo!

And Patty won the 6th and final game of the night! Congratulations to everyone who won the Bingo games!

I forgot to take pictures of two other prizes- one was the Project Life bundle (album, card collection, refill pages, plus some ribbon, candy dots and mini bow clips)- this prize was won by Laurie also! (raffle tickets were given out for: bringing a snack, placing an order, and registering for future classes). Then, the last prize was a Stampin’ Up! gift certificate for all the extra bingo boards ($5 each). So 11 additional Bingo Boards were purchased, so the winner received a $55 Stampin’ Up! gift certificate- and unbelievably, Laurie won that as well! That’s right, if you’re counting- she won four of the eight prizes! (better go buy a lottery ticket Laurie!) Lucky indeed!

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Last weekend when we reorganized my craft room, I realized that I had far too many little tchotchkes, so I dusted them off and decided to let the ladies pick one as an additional door prize for attending! So happy to see these go to a good home! Enjoy!

If my dining room was bigger, we would have all been in the same room, but it’s not, so I had to set up my living room as well.

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Here are the four cards we made- I decided to keep them quick and simple, as I didn’t want people to have to get up/down and wanted a “stress free”, fun and quick stamping… wasn’t sure how long 6 games of Bingo would take. I think it worked out pretty well.  For those of you who attended, I would love to hear from you- what did you like, or not?? Feedback is so important to me, I want to continue offering FUN events!!
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This beautiful scarf was on the floor of my coat closet- I found it this morning when I was putting my coats back in the closet. Let me know if it is yours. (It looks handmade- gorgeous!)

Whew, what a fun and busy night! We enjoyed yummy nacho dip, spicy delicious hummus and chips, mini smokies in bbq sauce, blackberry mustard dip and pretzels, butter pecan scotchies (homemade cookies), red velvet cake dip and cookies, veggies and dip, candy and chex mix! Perfect snacks for a fun night!

Well, does this look like fun to you?? If so, I’m planning another Bingo night in March- contact me for more details!

I’d love to hear from you- leave a comment, or ask a question, I treasure your comments!

Don’t forget if you’d like to place an order this weekend, please use Hostess Code PUPGYZ7Q I’m placing the order Sunday (tomorrow) 1/31 at 6 pm.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a super Saturday!!

~Lynn

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):