This and That Free Scrapbook Class!

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I was tickled pink when I saw this new product  in our early demonstrator-only sneak peek this spring!  Smash books, wreck it albums, junk journals–whatever you call them, this “new old” trend in scrapbooking is super fun and perfectly suits the random way modern life comes at you, as it happens. Traditional scrapping doesn’t work anymore for thousands of busy people, yet we still all want a way to preserve our memories, hang onto precious photos, and manage all the little bits of memorabilia that we love to keep but don’t really have a good place for.

Enter the This & That line from Stampin’ Up… the perfect combo of journaling notebook and scrapbook. It’s a return to scrapbooking the way it first came about–tucking ticket stubs, random photos, pressed flowers and yellowing programs into a book to look through and reminisce over later. Maybe a few handwritten notes here and there.

But in a marvelouly modern twist, and with the addition of rotary stamps,washi tape, and other clever new accessories, this type of scrapbooking has been reinvented for inspiration journals, art sketches, brag books, prayer journals, and much more!

The possibilities are totally amazing! Here’s 40 quick idea for a This & That book:

  1. my favorite quotes
  2. the kids’ funny faces
  3. places we’ve lived
  4. our family recipes
  5. my personal style
  6. new year’s resolutions
  7. places I want to go
  8. my dream house has…
  9. all about us
  10. and baby makes three
  11. Instagram photos
  12. my top ten movies
  13. if I had a million dollars
  14. my pregnancy story
  15. color combos to try
  16. my weight loss journey
  17. prayer & praises
  18. my BFF and me
  19. how we met
  20. cold nose, warm heart
  21. when I was a kid
  22. a day in the life
  23. random facts about me
  24. the story of your adoption
  25. on turning 40
  26. how I learned to ______
  27. books I love
  28. paint swatches I’m considering
  29. 10 things I love about you
  30. songs that make me smile
  31. before and after
  32. I love being a girly girl
  33. four generations
  34. my favorite stores
  35. learning to drive
  36. what my shoes say about me
  37. dreaming of my garden
  38. when we were dating
  39. three wishes
  40. 20 things you don’t know about me

Stop feeling stressed out because you can’t keep up with scrapbooking the way you used to. There’s enough in life to feel guilty about without holding yourself to an unrealistic standard of something that was supposed to be a fun hobby and somewhere along the way turned into a chore. Smash books might be the answer–simply scrapping  your messy and wonderful life as it happens…. click here to go to my online shopping site and see the This & That line and other fabulous, simple kits that take the guilt out and put a healthy dose of fun back in.

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Let me show you how easy it is to complete an album in one night! That’s right- one night! Bring 40-50 photos and pre-order this Epic Day This and That bundle from me by August 1st, and you will receive a FREE Scrapbooking class! (Three dates are planned as of now, more will be added, if enough interest!)

Here’s what you’ll be receiving:

Epic Day This and That Journal #131268 $10.95
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers #131271 $4.95
Epic Day This and That Washi Tape (3 rolls) #131269 $4.95
Epic Day This and That Rotary Stamp #130133 $5.95
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper #130814 $10.95

This adds up to $37.75 in product, with shipping/handling/tax it comes to $44.86
Well do I have a deal for you! Order this bundle from me before August 1st, (pay via cash, check or credit card) and I will throw in a free snail refill on top of the free class! {Class value is $15, snail refill is $5 value- so you are getting a $20 value from me as my special thank you!} You will have use of my stamps, inks, punches, Big Shot and dies. (Scrap bin will be available as well).

Here are the possible dates (so far):

Thursday August 22nd 6-10 pm (Clean up will start at 9:45 pm).

Sunday August 25th Open Hours Noon to 6 pm (come for any 4 hours you choose), clean up will start at 5:45 pm.

Friday September 6th 6-10 pm (Clean up will start at 9:45 pm)

Think you’ll need more than one class? Add on a second (or third) class for only $10 or free with an additional $25 in Stampin’ Up Products ordered that night. You might want to order a 2nd album, your papers, stickers, washi tape and rotary stamp will certainly not be used up from one album!

Classes will be limited to 8 people per class. Want to do this in your home with your friends and family? Consider booking a “Smash Book” (as these albums are called) Party- contact me for availability. You would earn Hostess Rewards just like any of our other workshops- once your party reaches $150 in product sales. Contact me for more details.

There are many reasons to scrapbook, including that it is just plain FUN! Stampin’ Up has tons of scrapbooking supplies to suit your style, whether traditional or digital, or a combination of both (hybrid). Just do it! Your family will be so glad you did.
~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 decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

Why Scrapbook? and FREE Smash Book Class(es)

epic day coverReasons Why You Should Start (or keep on) Scrapbooking: (if you don’t need any convincing and are ready to start- scroll down and see my special offer for a FREE Scrapbooking Class)

1. The National Geographic Society estimates than about 80 billion photos were taken in 2012 alone. That figure will only rise as more and more of our gadgets come with cameras. Every two minutes more photos are taken than were taken in all of the 1800’s combined! Something needs to be done to sort and pare down those memories into a usable, practical format.

2. Researchers in Great Britain discovered a mood booster that works even better than chocolate, wine, or music! What is it? Looking at pictures of your loved ones! Studies showed that viewing personal photos of family, friends, and trips they had taken significantly lifted people’s moods. The next time you’re down, pull out an album and you’ll feel better in no time! This also makes scrapbooks the perfect gift for elderly or isolated people who live far from family.

3. Socialization with people with similar interests has long been recognized as part of a healthy, happy life. While you can get together with friends without scrapbooking, it is one great way to make a regular time for yourself to catch up with friends in our busy world.

4. Researchers at UCLA discovered that looking at pictures of a loved one reduced pain levels. Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to get your mind off a painful physical condition or as an activity during recuperation from surgery.

5. Scrapbooking has also recently been proven therapeutic for Alzheimer’s Disease, by helping the patient remain in the current context, giving them activities to connect with their families, and reducing disassociation. It also helps caregivers see the patient as a real person who lived a full life. Scrapbooking is a wonderful multi-generational activity! Grandparents and children can work side-by-side to create a special family memory album!

6. Giving a completed album to a student at their graduation is a wonderful and thoughtful gift. Leaving room for inserting other photos and memorabilia is a good idea too!

7. What better present for a special anniversary than a memory album of photos of the happy couple and their family?

8. Going to a wedding, bridal shower or baby shower? Scrapbooks, supplies, and washi tape are perfect for the recipient to begin her own scrapbook collection.

9.  If you have limited space, are on a budget, or need duplicate albums quickly (say for grandparents, teachers, coaches, or a team gift) then digital scrapbooking might be for you. My Digital Studio (MDS) is our software for creating digital scrapbooks (in many sizes) but also creates flyers, newsletters and dvd’s of picture slideshows! Want to give it a whirl? We have a 30 day free trial if you want to try MDS and see if it would work for you. Not sure how to use MDS? I have found thousands of you tube videos for almost every step of using My Digital Studio, plus there is a free website where you can post questions and get inspiration and layout ideas, and more. The website is http://www.mydigitalstudio.net

10. As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I am here to help you with all your scrapbooking needs- I can be a creative coach, encourage you to start or finish, and can help you pick out the perfect supplies for your album(s).

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Layout ideas are all over the internet, they are called “sketches” and can be a great starting out place for you, if you’re unsure of how to get started.

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We have an AWESOME new line called “Epic Day, This and That”- pictured here are the album, stickers, washi tape, designer series paper and a rotary stamp! This collection is so versitile, perfect for scrapbooking family trips, summer vacations, graduations, weddings, birthdays, or even your pets! Let me show you how easy it is to complete an album in one night! That’s right- one night! Bring 40-50 photos and pre-order this Epic Day This and That bundle from me by August 1st, and you will receive a FREE Scrapbooking class! (Three dates are planned as of now, more will be added, if enough interest!)

Here’s what you’ll be receiving:

Epic Day This and That Journal #131268 $10.95
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers #131271 $4.95
Epic Day This and That Washi Tape (3 rolls) #131269 $4.95
Epic Day This and That Rotary Stamp #130133 $5.95
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper #130814 $10.95

This adds up to $37.75 in product, with shipping/handling/tax it comes to $44.86
Well do I have a deal for you! Order this bundle from me before August 1st, (pay via cash, check or credit card) and I will throw in a free snail refill on top of the free class! {Class value is $15, snail refill is $5 value- so you are getting a $20 value from me as my special thank you!} You will have use of my stamps, inks, punches, Big Shot and dies. (Scrap bin will be available as well).

Here are the possible dates (so far):

Thursday August 22nd 6-10 pm (Clean up will start at 9:45 pm).

Sunday August 25th Open Hours Noon to 6 pm (come for any 4 hours you choose), clean up will start at 5:45 pm.

Friday September 6th 6-10 pm (Clean up will start at 9:45 pm)

Think you’ll need more than one class? Add on a second (or third) class for only $10 or free with an additional $25 in Stampin’ Up Products ordered that night. You might want to order a 2nd album, your papers, stickers, washi tape and rotary stamp will certainly not be used up from one album!

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Classes will be limited to 8 people per class. Want to do this in your home with your friends and family? Consider booking a “Smash Book” (as these albums are called) Party- contact me for availability. You would earn Hostess Rewards just like any of our other workshops- once your party reaches $150 in product sales. Contact me for more details.

There are many reasons to scrapbook, including that it is just plain FUN! Stampin’ Up has tons of scrapbooking supplies to suit your style, whether traditional or digital, or a combination of both (hybrid). Just do it! Your family will be so glad you did.

~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 decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share