Lots of Card Samples for You

Hi Friends! Hope you are having a nice weekend! I thought I would just catch up with sharing some awesome cards with you… birthday, spring fling, and my stamp a stack class… enjoy!

Special Birthday cards from some awesome Friends:

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I just treasure handmade cards, don’t you? Thank you friends!

Next up, want to share the five cards that Amye and I prepared for our Spring Fling event yesterday, it was a small group- but everyone had a nice time!

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I don’t know what I would do without my fabulous team- huge kudos to Amye for prepping and teaching some awesome techniques on two cards (the flower patch and birthday balloon); lots of thanks to Jamie for making a cute treat holder for each attendee (I didn’t take any pictures of that!) and many thanks to Amye, Jamie, Wendy and Sharon for coming to help for the afternoon, it made it so nice and relaxing for all the stampers. You guys are the best!! Ready to do it again on May 16th? (Mark your calendars- we’re doing a morning class more news to come soon!)

Here are some action shots- sorry I didn’t get everyone (again).

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thank you friends for coming out to our Spring Fling!

 

Finally, here are the 5 cards I came up with for my Stamp a Stack tomorrow night in my home. We’re going with a floral theme perfect for Mother’s Day coming up soon!

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Also, here is an updated retirement list: retiredList4.24.15

(note I turned on the filter and sorted it by page number… I did notice a few page numbers that are off, in that case go by the item number, okay?)

Also- save the date for Saturday June 6th we will be doing another BOGO.

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Spread the word to all your friends and family- lots of great bargains, buy our retired stuff and get new catalog goodies for free!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have an awesome Sunday!

Also, I have a new hostess code for the next two weeks, if you are wanting to get anything from my online store- please use this code: Y7X4RAR9 

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Last Chance to Sign Up for a Fun Morning of Stamping!!

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Hi There Stamping Friends!!

I hope you are staying warm… brrrr it sure is cold!  We are bringing you another fun stamping event next Saturday January 24th from 10 am to Noon at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church on Rt. 50 in Burnt Hills. This event is perfect for children (age 6 and above) as well as new stampers! It is only $10 cost for 4 amazing projects (3 all occasion cards- many greetings will be available and one treat holder- too cute for words!!) We are going to offer a $5 discount to anyone who orders a minimum order with us that day.

We will have LOTS of samples of all new cards and 3D objects made with products from our new Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs!! You will be so amazed by some of these projects- bring your camera!

We will have cookies and water bottles for refreshments.

We have extended the registration deadline to Sunday 1/18 at 6 pm. Please contact me if you would like to attend. I am cutting and doing all the prep on Monday (1/19). I don’t like to waste paper, so I don’t prep more than I need.

Also- we will have some specials that day- anyone who signs up to be a demonstrator and joins my team will get their fee refunded and earn free classes, apron, products on top of the kit that is on sale! So many perks for joining at this time of year!

the final count will determine which cards we make- I want to keep things quick and simple… so far the one at the top is a definite (you can make with a butterfly or bird) and here are a couple other contenders:

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The treat holder can be customized to be birthday, valentine’s or “just for you”. What do you think??

There will be handmade door prizes as well!

Let me know if you have any questions! Hope YOU can join us!! Beat the winter blues, and come stamp with us!

thanks,
Lynn

Awesome Stamp Camp!

Happy Monday Friends!

Yesterday was our first Lynnzcrafters Stamp Camp in Scotia- it went really well! I think the pictures speak a thousand words:

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One of the highlights of Stamp Camp for ME was learning that Tiffany Williams decided to join the Stampin’ Up! Family and she signed up to be on my team! Welcome Tiffany!! I can’t wait to stamp some more with you!!

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I had to throw this last picture in there- since we were so close to Jumping Jacks, Amye, Jamie and I decided to grab dinner after stamp camp… Jamie ordered the same burger as Amye and I- only she didn’t know a Jackburger is a double burger- too funny!

Shout out to Amye, Jamie, Judy for all their help with set up and helping all the stampers! ANother shout out to Sheila and Nicole for helping us with clean up at the end. Special thanks to all who attended- I didn’t get pictures of you all, bummer- I was trying to get every stamper in action- but I missed several of you.

The room was nice and cool, spacious and very conducive to our Stamp Camp- we might be back again. THe cards we made/collected will be sent to the Wounded Warriors by June 20th- if you couldn’t make it to Stamp Camp, and you want to donate some hand-made cards- please let me know and I’ll be happy to collect them from you to include in our package.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I appreciate your time!
I sent out an email this morning about my new Ribbon Share- I’ll blog about the details tomorrow, so come back to visit! thanks!

Lynn Streifert, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

April Club Cards

How was your week? I hope you all enjoyed the spring weather, finally! I’m thrilled to finally be getting back outside and started walking again.

I had activities every night this week and finally sat down last night to plan and start preparations for my club this month- nothing like cutting it close, whew.

I did some case-ing (again), I was so inspired by some awesome cards by fellow demonstrators in our local Stampin’ Up! group.

This first card was one we made last Sunday at our team get-together. The creators were Cathy K and Mary Beth W. Didn’t they do an awesome job? I love the watercolor paper- it holds up so nicely when you use the aqua painters.

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This second card was inspired by a card that the ever talented Jean Hall brought for our sharing table. I loved how she used the new woodgrain big background stamp, embossed it in early espresso, and turned it into the flower pot. So cut and easy. Know how to turn it into a flower pot? Use the biggest oval framelit to get that curved edge on the bottom, then slice off the sides at the angle you want. Pretty easy.

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The third card for my April club ladies is one that I designed, I really wanted to use the Trefoil Cross (single stamp in the Annual Catalog). I pulled some Wisteria Wonder DSP from my retired stash, it really made the card complete. I love doilies, don’t you?

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This card could be easily turned into confirmation, first holy communion, sympathy, wedding, thinking of you, or pastor appreciation card.

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I have a busy weekend planned, how about you? Any stamping plans? Hey- I have a favor to ask you- could you let me know what handmade item you would be likely to purchase at a craft fair? I have limited time and so many ideas, but I want to narrow it down to what people might be most interested in.
Don’t forget next Saturday is the Relay for Life Fundraiser at the Saratoga Holiday Inn on corner of Rt 9 and Rt 50 in Saratoga Springs. Hope to see you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
Lynn

March Club Cards

Good Morning Friends!! How was your week? Mine was super hectic, burning the midnight oil so to speak to get my monthly club projects ready for the weekend. I have my Saturday morning club and Monday evening club. Both are going well and I’m always willing to start a new club if we can get 5-6 new stampers together. Contact me if you want to get a group going. It’s a lot of fun! (Right club ladies… chime in here in the comments below).

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Since this is the last month that we’ll have Sale-a-bration opportunities to earn free products, I really wanted to make sure my stamping friends could try even more product out. My line up this month is featuring many punches, new Designer Series Paper, and of course new stamp sets. Please let me know if you would like any “ingredients” for any of these cards. Feel free to ask a question here on this blog page or email me for more info.

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When I first saw the alligators popping up all over Pinterest, I knew I needed to make one. This one is a case (copy and share everything) card from a fellow demonstrator named Jennifer T. she is an Artisan award winner and does beautiful work. I modified it a little bit with the paper and supplies I had on hand.

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This card was created out of a mistake, don’t you love it when you make a mistake and you like what you fixed better anyway?? This card features our Sale-a-bration DSP called Sweet Sorbet and is my absolute favorite thing from SAB this year. It is so pretty and fun to work with.

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I needed a St. Patrick’s Day card and thought my club ladies would appreciate this soft watercolor wonder paper as a background. I had made a card with 4 leaf clover a few years ago and I just modified that one for this idea. It’s the full heart punch (make 6 of them) score in 1/2 and run all through the Decorative Dots Textured embossing folder, available only for Sale-a-bration!

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This card is a bit more advanced but I knew I wanted to use another Sale-a-bration stamp from See You Later Alligator stamp set, and I thought “You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey” was a perfect sentiment to put on a Smoky Slate card. I went on pinterest and found Sandy H’s awesome card and had to case it. I can picture adding flowers to the vine, in front of the fence, and even adding a rainbow to spice this card up some more. But suffice to say, this is a lot of steps. But my club ladies are worth it.

Four cards this month, no 3 D items this time… next month will have Easter and of course other cards and projects featuring more new product from the Occasions Catalog.

Won’t you please leave me a comment, let me know which card is your favorite? And comment if you’d like more info about joining a monthly stamping club.

thanks and have a great weekend!

Lynn

Happy Card Making Day (and another Stampin’ Up! Contest!!!)

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What a way to kick off my October Club projects- it is WORLD CARDMAKING DAY CONTEST

World Cardmaking Day is today Saturday, October 5, and to celebrate Stampin’ Up! is holding a contest you won’t want to miss. After all, what’s not to love about a holiday dedicated to card makers worldwide?!

There are two ways to enter:

  • E-mail a photo of a card, or of you making a card, made with Stampin’ Up! product on World Cardmaking Day to wcmd2013@stampinup.com.
  • Post a photo of a card, or of you making a card, made with Stampin’ Up! product on World Cardmaking Day on Instagram. Mention us by typing @stampinup and use the hashtag #wcmd2013 in the description.

This contest is open to everyone-demonstrators, customers, friends, spouses, children . . . you get the idea. However, there are a few conditions:

  • You must be over the age of 18 to win a prize.
  • You can enter as many times as you wish, but each entry must feature a different card.
  • Contest will last all day on October 5, from 12:01 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • We will randomly select 100 winners from our North American markets to receive a Paper Pumpkin Kit (valued at $19.95 US/ $20.95 CA)*.

A selection of pictures will be posted to Stampin’ Up!’s World Cardmaking Day Pinterest Board and the winners announced in a later current update.

With their permission, I took pictures of my club ladies who came over this morning and I’m going to enter them in the contest. Here are the “action” pictures:

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Amye was the hostess today at club, and look at the cute treats she made and brought for everyone:

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Can you tell that they are yummy ghost peeps dipped in melted milk chocolate?? Delicious- had my “treat” for the weekend… thanks Amye!! 🙂

Hope you all get to make a card today, if you do- post it, who knows, you might win a Paper Pumpkin Kit!!

Happy Stamping!

~Lynn Streifert

Christmas Stamp a Stack- Deadline is Almost Here!

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Hi there Stampers,
There is a lot of work that goes into our Stamp Camps that we offer at the Clifton Park Elks Lodge in Ballston Lake. We purchase stamp sets and supplies and prepare our samples weeks in advance (these cards we made in early August)…. We set our price to include a room rental fee, door prizes and Grand Raffle Basket, plus the card stock, ribbons, embellishments, envelopes, and supplies (like grid paper).

It can be tempting to wait until the last minute to register for our events, but what you should know is we do have a minimum number of stampers we need at each stamp camp. Would you please help me out by passing on our stamp camp info to others who love to stamp? We welcome children ages 8 and older, if they are interested in crafting and can follow directions. (We have enjoyed many mature young ladies who have done most of the stamping/card making, with just a little help needed).

How much would you spend for a night out with friends? We priced stamp camps this fall at $25 each (there is a discount of $10 if you register for all three stamp camps at once by September 15th).

You will not be disappointed! In addition to making 2 each of these 4 one-of-a-kind, precious Christmas cards shown at the top of this post, but you will also receive from me a very special thank you gift for attending this event:

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(Colors may vary)

Do you like? If so, then please register today! Would love to stamp with you! We ask for registrations by September 15th.

Here is a sneak peek of one of the gifts you will make at our October 29th Stamp Camp:

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Can you see the adorable ornament peeking out of the custom stamped window box? You will love making this- perfect gift for a teacher, co-worker, neighbor, family member, or hey- keep it for yourself!

We did finish the planning for our October 29th Camp, and made up the samples this weekend, are you ready to hear the line up? 2 stunning Pop-n-cut Gift Card (or money or gift certificate) Holders, an Ornament in Gift Box, A Hot Beverage themed muslin bag (we’ll give you some candy to put inside, but the bag will hold other gifts as well) with matching gift card holder (note: we picked some blues and neutral colors), and 10 Christmas Tags and a cute little Envelope Pouch to keep them all in.

I will be working on the October flyers to send out next week.
Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for stopping by! Hope to stamp with you soon!

Lynn

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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