Team Lynnzcrafters Christmas Party 🌲

Happy Holidays Everyone!!
I had a lovely Christmas with my family, and a nice long weekend, but back to work yesterday (yes- I do miss the vacation week all my teacher friends get).

I was going through my blog posts and realized I never published a few that I had started before Christmas. Very worthy of sharing with you all, so here is a look at how I celebrated with my amazing Lynnzcrafters Team!

For starters, when people arrive, they can put their “grab bag” (a handmade gift) under the tree- this is the game where “stealing” is encouraged! Everyone brought some yummy appetizers or dessert to share- forgot to take photos of the spread, but it was amazing, as always!

Here are the 11 ladies who participated in the grab bag, and they are holding/wearing the gift they ended the game with… look at all those happy faces! We have papercrafters, knitters, wool-felters, jewelry makers, and painters amongst this group!! Seriously- best gifts EVER!

And here are the 13 who were able to attend the team party, thanks to Kara for showing me how the timer function worked on my phone!!

We also did a tag swap this year, everyone needs tags at Christmas time, right? Here are Kathy and MaryBeth with their tags.

Laurie and Wendy with their tags.

Elizabeth with her tags.

Diane, Kara and Sheila with their tags. And I forgot to take a picture of my tag, I’ll have to see if I can get a photo from someone who received my tag in the swap.

Then we split into 3 groups for my stamping project/Make and Take. It is a 2019 Calendar. I featured a lot of new products in the 2019 Occasions and Saleabration catalogs. (I plan to post a close up of all 12 months in a separate post sometime next week).

I put a box with 4 months at a time on each of the three tables, and rotated them about every 1/2 hour. Ladies helped each other to stamp and die cut their pieces.

We played Christmas music on Pandora, and crafted away. (Boy from this angle you can see how messy my craft room is… I really need to find time to declutter).

And here is a photo of my gift to each person on my team. I do still need to arrange pick up for those who couldn’t attend – (Sharon B. I will mail yours to you!) I’m so thankful to my friend Sariah who helped me order these amazing gifts for my team. I love drinking tea out of my new stainless steel travel mug- it stays warm for hours! I hope you’re enjoying your mugs ladies!

When do you take down your Christmas decorations? I like to keep mine up until Martin Luther King weekend so I can enjoy the white lights, there is something soothing about it, don’t you think?

I would like to thank you all for your continued support, encouragement and understanding this year. I seem to have grand intentions that often fall short of my own expectations (like blogging more often, or classes/projects that will take only a certain amount of time). But, I am learning to brush it off, take a deep breath, and be kind to myself by not dwelling on what went wrong, or what could have been better. In 2019, I am continuing to focus on having monthly stamping events for my team and customers where everyone has fun, helps each other, and enjoys time together. If you have any suggestions for me, please feel free to email me at my NEW email account: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code:  ZDM4JRXP
~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email:  Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun 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!

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Merry Christmas!

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I love this image- don’t you?

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I hope that wherever you are, wherever you go, I hope you know I appreciate you and your support this year on my blog, in my Stampin’ Up! business and with your friendship!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
Lynn

~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 http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: 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 baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

Pretty Packaging and Blog Candy- for my 200th Blog Post!

Good Morning Stamping Friends!

Are you preparing to hunker down for the “big storm”? I know I am. In pajamas, tea, and lots of stamping to do this weekend. I hope to finish my annual family calendar in MDS. So far only have 3 months done, hope I can really polish that up- it is a gift that my family requests from me every year. I love making it.

I also PLAN to make my Christmas cards, fingers crossed that I can pull it all off.

This blog that you are reading is my 200th blog post I have written since I launched this site… wow, 200 blog posts! Thank you all for your encouragement, posts, comments, replies and support!
Just to say thank you for your support, I am going to select one lucky winner of Blog Candy- a thank you from me for your loyal reading.

Just leave a comment to this post, and I will use random number generator tomorrow to select a winner! The winner will receive a bundle of items from me, inspired by Shelli’s packaging (see below), including a package of two sizes of boxes, and roll of ribbon. All you need to do to be entered to win is leave me a comment... either just say hello, comment on this post, or let me know what you’d like to see me post about (what creations, classes, ideas or projects would you like to see here??) that’s it… good luck!

 

I happened to hop over to Shelli Gardner’s blog http://www.soshelli.com and was so inspired by her simple, but colorful, Christmas packaging.

 

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I happen to be putting in another order on Monday night- and it will be expedited- most likely here by Friday December 20th. Let me know if you need anything to finish up your decorating, wrapping, gift giving or card making!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and THANK you for visiting my blog!

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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 http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: 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 baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

Endless Wishes

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Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set  item# 133455   Price: $13.95

Fill your holiday projects with festive greetings and wintery snowflakes from our Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set. We recommend clear block sizes A, B, D, G, and H (not included in the set).

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You’ll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price! Set Quantity: 19 stamps in this set!

To order, click here to go to my online store: http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net

Click “Shop” in the upper right corner, then Click “New Arrivals” on the left tool bar, when you see “Endless Wishes” click to add it to your shopping cart.

Remember to type in Hostess Code: WW24TCQF and you will be entered to win  my monthly contest! Prizes have included new product bundles, free classes, hand-made cards and of course new Stamps!

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Happy Stamping,

Lynn Streifert

 

oops! Here is the flyer- feel free to print and share with your friends and family! thanks. Endless Wishes (Snowflake Photopolymer Set) flyer

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 Star (Do’s and Don’ts)…

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I came up with this card for a team get together we had the other night, it is made with one of our new single stamps called Christmas Star. I used Midnight Muse ink and card stock with Whisper White and Silver Glimmer for some accents. But this wasn’t what my “minds eye” first thought of, I originally wanted to make the star in silver and emboss it…. But look what happened when I scored it to make it a 3D star:
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Can you see how it flaked off? So I tried it with just our new silver metallic ink pad, and check this out:

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Still not what I was looking for, but once I switched to the deep blue of our rich Midnight Muse, I knew this was it for me. Sometimes it takes a couple tries to get things just right, you know?

This star was a cinch to turn into 3D with our awesome Simply Scored Board, after hand cutting out the star, I just score right on the white spaces, then gently creased them to pop it up.

What do you think?

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Oh, and those little silver stars next to the “Merry Christmas”? They are covering up a small smudge… Do you ever add to your card because you don’t want to re-stamp??

Well, that’s it for tonight, happy crafting- thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Lynn

Stampin’ Up!’s New Single Holiday Stamps

I was so excited to see these 8 brand new images all available as single stamps and all under $10! Please note that these images have been reduced by 50% (that means they are twice as large as they appear on the flyer!)

Holiday Single Stamps

 

Here is what a beautiful framed art looks like using the new Christmas Star:

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And how adorable is this star stamped on our new muslin bags?? Have ideas for gift giving? I know I do!

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Head over to my online store and click “Shop Now” and then click “New Arrivals”. From there you can click and order and it will be shipped right to you!

Thanks for visiting! Happy stamping!
~Lynn

~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 new monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: 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 baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday décor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share