Creative Inking Blog Hop- Favorite New Accessory

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Hello Stamping Friends!

I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend! I am so happy to say I am on vacation, love the “extra time” for that 2nd cup of coffee, chatting with friends on the phone and not feeling rushed, had a 2 day indoor garage sale, and yes- lots of Stamping!! I am so thrilled to back for another 6 months with these awesome, creative, and fun Demonstrators in our next round of Creative Inking Blog Hops! This month the theme is “Favorite New Accessory” from the 2015-16 Annual Catalog. It sure was a close tie for first place, but I decided to feature the new Expressions Natural Elements, our new little wooden cut-outs that are a dream to use (sponge, spritz, emboss or leave plain!)  They are item #138395 and just $5 for a pack of 15 elements; you receive 5 each of three greetings: “Celebrate”, “Congrats” and “Thanks”. These are a great bargain and really add a nice touch to those special cards, or gift packaging. Here are just a few examples of how I have used these awesome little accessories. I hope you enjoy my creations and feel free to leave me a comment- I love to hear from you all!

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Don’t you love the font?? I just went “gaga” for it when I saw it in the demo sneak peek!!

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Stampin’ Up! has some great samples for us, how inspirational!

 

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Simple, but sweet, don’t you agree?

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The other day we had a retirement party for one of my staff and I made the tag for her “big group gift” from all of us, the “Congrats” element just made this jumbo tag extra sweet, I think.

 

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This card is one of my July club creations, I had so much fun designing this card for my club ladies. We had just learned about the “faux patina” technique at a downline get-together earlier this month, and I am crazy about the new stamp set “Awesomely Artistic” (item #139950 for clear mount). I used Island Indigo ink to sponge some color on my element, but some of the club ladies used the gold embossing powder to emboss their words, stunning! So I decided to try some too.

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Just dip the word into Versamark ink pad (I have some craft tweezers I use to keep my fingers clean), then pour gold embossing powder over and heat emboss like you would paper… just use the tweezers again to hold/anchor the little words so they don’t fly all over the place.

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So not only did I emboss the word in gold embossing powder, but I added our new gold metallic thread (I love this stuff!) and also stepped up the dragonfly with a layer of vellum wings.

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Here’s a close up of the dragonfly, use glue dots, it’s so much easier to hold this together!
Well, what did you think of MY favorite new accessory?? What is YOUR favorite? Can’t wait to hear from you!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today- keep on hopping around to see 11 other demonstrators….

 

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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Have a wonderful day!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have an awesome day!

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~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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Stamp Camp June 8th- Cards for Wounded Warriors

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Lynnzcrafters Stamp Camp

Cards for a Cause

 

Sunday June 8th, 2014   from 1-4pm

@ Beukendaal Lodge- newly renovated banquet room

 (down 1 flight of stairs, but there is an accessible chair if you cannot climb stairs)

22 Schonowee Ave. Scotia, NY  12302

(just down from Jumping Jacks)

 

This is not your ordinary Stamp Camp! Open to stampers of all ages, no experience necessary!

Stamp Camp fee is $25 per person due to Lynn Streifert by May 31, 2014 (address/registration below).

 

This is a new catalog launch party, all cards feature Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful new In-Colors, all new stamp sets and big shot dies/folders/framelits! You will make 8 cards during stamp camp. You can choose to leave as many as you want (or bring your own cards you made at home) for the Wounded Warriors Project. (We hope that every participant donates at least one card). Please note no glitter or sparkly objects can be used as it poses a danger to the soldiers.  You will need to bring your stamping supplies (scissors, adhesives, etc)

 

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Please feel free to share this information with any stamping friends you know who might enjoy this type of event. We hope to repeat “Cards for a Cause” on a monthly basis, if there is interest- and benefiting a variety of worthy causes that are near and dear to the Lynnzcrafters team. (we have talked about cards for Ronald McDonald House, and Operation Give2TheTroops as well as many for local charities and the American Cancer Society).

 

*Stamp Camp Registration would make an awesome Mother’s Day gift! If you’d like to “gift” a special lady with this class, contact me for a gift certificate!

 

We should have photos available on the cards we are going to feature, but we are all eagerly awaiting the arrival of our new stamps and supplies (they come from Utah you know).

 

If you would like to pay by credit card, I have the square reader and can process your payment over the phone, call me if you’d like to register over the phone and pay by credit card.

Questions? Call Lynn at 399-4321 or Email:LStreifert@nycap.rr.com

 

Hope to stamp with you!    Cut off bottom and return with your check

 

Your Name: __________________________ phone#:____________

Address: ________________________________________________

Email: __________________________________________________

 

___ Yes, I would like to attend the June 8th Stamp Camp. I am registering the following people: (list names of each person for registration):

 

 

Enclosed is ________ ($25 per person. Checks made out to Lynn Streifert).

 

My demonstrator is:  Lynn, Jamie, Tina, Kim, Wendy, Judy, Amye, Kristen

(circle your demonstrator’s name)

 

Return to: Lynn Streifert  18 Edmel Road, Glenville, NY 12302  by May 31st.

Space is limited to the first 50 people who register (payment reserves your spot).