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2nd Annual Christmas Retreat

Hi there friends, First of all, I want to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! May your turkey be juicy and your potatoes not lumpy!

Did you notice anything new here on my blog?? How do you like my new header and buttons? The amazing Justin Krieger of jkcardsonline.com created all my new elements!! Didn’t he do a fabulous job? I feel like such a grown up! The owls were cute, but I’ve had them for over 6 years now, time for a blog and Facebook make-over. I have matching business cards and return address labels now too. I’d love to know what you think!

Last, but not least, I wanted to share some photos of my 2nd (Annual) Creative Christmas Retreat! I started this event last year, I wanted a way to include everyone on my team at an all day crafting event. They couldn’t all attend, so I invited some special friends to fill up the room. I’m thankful to have been able to have this event at the Clifton Park Elks again this year, and Mike Bloss outdid himself with delicious spread for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Friends brought some yummy snacks to share as well!

I found this terrific game online and thought this would be perfect for the ladies to play throughout the day and earn some raffle tickets!

This area is the lending library, I brought dozens of my stamps, punches, dies, big shots, and paper cutters. 

This ballroom is huge, and provided us with ample space for crafting all day!

You can see Kathy and Amye hard at work helping me to set up each spot.

My fabulous helpers Kathy, Amye, and Patty helped me set the room up so everyone had a nice work area and their Stampin’ Up! products and gifts were waiting for them at their spot. Everyone received this canvas zippered tote bag, ceramic mug, Let it Snow embellishment kit, Jingle Bells, Snowflake Sequins, and Snowfall Accents Puff Paint! Then the items inside the snowman gift bag were all the pre-cut paper supplies they used to assemble my 8 Make and Take projects! The hot cocoa here was for one of the M&Ts.

 

we had this cute little hot cocoa station and the girls were able to use their own mug that was part of their gift. 

Could you guess what my theme was? Let it snow… How cute is this little snowman sign?

I feel so blessed that my team and friends from near and far were able to come together for this day. My friend Jacki came all the way from New Hampshire! And Nancy, Addie and Susan are my bingo regulars, so happy they could join us!

Nellie came all the way from Saugerties! Sue and Theresa came from Queensbury! And Amye didn’t have far to travel, but she came early and stayed late to help me with set up and clean up! Thanks friend!

Three of these ladies (Lisa, Jess and Nicole) came from Johnstown. I’m so touched that so many traveled a great distance to come to this event! Look at those sharp Ott lights Cindy and Sheila brought, cool right?

Laurie came over last week to help me punch and die cut almost everything we needed for all the M&Ts. Patty also helped with set up and clean up. Thanks friends. Molly and Jill made some gorgeous cards!

Pam and Elizabeth came from the North Country and they joined Annette, Mandy and Linda at this table.

MaryBeth helped me out by cutting out all the candy canes we needed for a M&T, thanks MB! Kathy is always there for me, every event, she is my right arm and such a treasured friend, thanks Kath!  Gail and Tiffany joined them here.

 

Last but not least, these four friends joined us for the first time, many thanks Barb, Chelsea, Jen and Bobbi for attending!

Altogether we had 30 people come to stamp for the day, I did have two who weren’t able to make it and I’m still working on their projects for them… hopefully I’ll get a chance to finish them this weekend. 

I used all the hostess rewards from placing all the retreat orders and got 5 raffle bundles and they were able to put their tickets in whatever bag they wanted. 

My friend Amye made these cute mugs, can you see what it says? “Sip, stamp, repeat”. She used her cricket and vinyl to make these.  Thank you so much for donating two of your mugs to the raffle!

 

Ready to see the projects everyone made? 

The gold pizza Box featuring Perfectly Plaid bundle, this can hold a small gift, jewelry, candy or even a gift card.

Some delicious Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa and stick candy canes.

Some cool mint tic-tacs

This beautiful ice skate card could easily be turned into a gift card holder as well.

This little snow globe shaker card was the only die cutting the ladies needed to get up to cut on their own… The Night Before Christmas Memories and More card pack with envelopes was the base of the card.

The mini curvy keepsakes dies are amazing, I saw this cute snowman on Pinterest and couldn’t believe how easy it was to make!

The copper tea tins hold more than tea- you can fit some homemade chex mix, fudge, cookies, hot cocoa, tea bags, or even a gift card in here!

 

 

Last but not least, this little pillow box was a breeze to put together, the heart is from the dog punch, and then the Christmas cups of cheer dies made the perfect snowman cup. This held some marshmellows and could fit another gift card.

 

Next time I’ll share all the winners of the prizes and the gifts I gave everyone throughout the day, I’ve got to run and get some of my Thanksgiving meal prep going here.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Love,
Lynn

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Host Code: KHSTZHM2

~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lynnzcrafters@gmail.com
Monthly Bingo nights, Monthly Stamping Clubs, Monthly Team Get-Togethers, and opportunities for Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine! (think of paint and sip, or board and brush, I can offer the same kind of party for you and your friends!) 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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Fall Fest was a Blast!

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Last night I had the pleasure of helping out at Glendaal Elementary School’s Annual Fall Fest! I decided to have the kids decorate the fancy favor box die with Halloween stamps and punch art.
 

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The boxes were a big hit! I had over 60 kids come make one! I could not believe how many cute costumes there were! There was a pie eating contest, crockpot cook-off, photo booth, races and games in the gym, cookie decorating, cider and donuts, and more crafts. The organizers did a great job, I was super impressed!

 

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So thankful for these awesome helpers, they are in the Give Program at the high school and came to help out as volunteers! I could not have done this project without them! Thanks ladies!
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How cute is this Trio from Frozen? I had to burst into “Let it Go”…. Got a few chuckles…
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Greta was a great helper too, she made lots of boxes up to help others and she was right there to give a hand. She is one of the cadets in our girl scout troop, so proud of her!

 

 

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How cute is this mother-daughter duo? They found a quiet corner to work together on a cute Halloween box!

 

 

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These boys were awesome, they had great ideas and seemed to be in “awe” of the bat punch! Their boxes were unique and they even came up with a handle!

 

 

I love seeing girls and boys having fun with crafts, and boy were some of these kids creative!

Do you have a special Halloween tradition? I’m looking forward to a fun Halloween with the kids next Friday!

If you love Halloween as much as I do, you might want to check out the Clearance Rack, there are several items there for your Halloween crafts- you can stock up for next year!

Have a nice weekend, thanks for stopping by to read my blog today!

Lynn

 

Hostess code for October is: JTV6AMRW

~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 www.mypaperpumpkin.com Please be sure to type my name in the sign up page (as your demonstrator)

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 Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

 

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Why try it??

  • Little time for crafting? Paper Pumpkin kits are all ready to go!  All pieces come ready to be assembled into 6-8 cards or other project that you are sure to complete before the next month’s package arrives.
  • Don’t have a lot of space? Paper Pumpkin contains only the amounts of materials to make its projects, plus a Stampin’ Ink Spot and clear mount stamp- you get a new color spot in each pack so you can collect your inks in small sizes!
  • On the go?  Paper Pumpkin comes in one box; throw in your scissors and adhesive and do your kits up anywhere…in the airport, at a hotel, on in a few captured moments at home.
  • At the cottage for the summer?Paper Pumpkin can be delivered anywhere you’re going to be- just change your address by the 10th of the month for that month’s delivery.
  • On  a budget? Paper Pumpkin is an all in one solution.  The pre-paid subscriptions can help you take advantage of savings ($1 off each month with a 6 month pre-paid subscription or $2 off per month with a 12 month prepaid subscription!
  • Don’t get out much? Paper Pumpkin comes right to your door.  Call a few friends in to assemble your kits together and call it a party!
  • Children a priority? Sit down for some family fun and make the kits up together. The paper pumpkin kits are a wonderful “Multi-Generational” activity- have the kids sit down and craft with Grandma or Grandpa.
  •  Need a gift idea?   Paper Pumpkin can be sent anywhere you wish… gift delivered and done!  Who in your circle would love a little crafting time?

 

Did you see what I did with some of my pinwheels from the June kit?? I added it to my SUMMER banner:

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I even had a banner class, and made pinwheels and other Patriotic crafts  with some very special Senior Citizens yesterday. They loved them!!

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My nephew Ethan loves crafts and loves helping people- here he was assembling a pinwheel for one of the ladies.

 

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My niece Claire enjoyed helping too! (She’s going to be a great teacher someday, I can tell- she’s very patient).

 

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Many thanks to Amye and Sue for coming to help me out too! You guys ROCK!

So- now do you want to try Paper Pumpkin???

If you join today, you will automatically be invited to my next Paper Pumpkin Thank You Party- where I provide treats, goodies, products, and a free night of stamping, just for my current PP subscribers!! The next one will be in July 8th- anyone who joins in June (or was my active customer of Paper Pumpkin subscriptions) will be invited to the party and will receive any package of cardstock as my thank you for subscribing in June!  ALSO- If you are a new Paper Pumpkin Prepaid subscriber by midnight on tonight (6/30) you can pick a free pair of our super paper snips (scissors) or SNAIL adhesive! (this is good through me, Lynn Streifert ONLY, and is good only on 3, 6, or 12 month PREPAID subscriptions).

Ready to order?? go to my website here: Lynn’s Online Store

then pick one of the Prepaid Subscription Codes:

item # 137859 3-month $59.85
item # 137860 6-month $113.70—save $1 per month
item# 137861 12-month $215.40—save $2 per month

I will receive an email confirmation when you order and I will contact you so you can pick your scissors, SNAIL and/or cardstock color choice.

Thanks for stopping by today- I really hope you’ll give Paper Pumpkin a try! thanks!

Lynn

 

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Welcome Spring- 2 Framed Art Classes and Weekly Deals!

Good Morning Friends!

Are you eagerly looking forward to Spring?? I know I am. I was thrilled to see these amazing, colorful specials that Stampin’ Up! announced. Our weekly deals are a great chance to get some items at 25% off their original retail price. But these deals are only good until Monday March 24th at midnight.

Pewter Stampin’ Emboss Powder Item # 124114
Regular Price: $4.75
Discounted Price: $3.56


Silver Glass Glitter Item # 120995
Regular Price: $3.95
Discounted Price: $2.96

Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Emboss Powder Item # 122950
Regular Price: $4.75
Discounted Price: $3.56


In Color Boutique Details Item # 130938
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71


Vintage Trinkets Accents & Elements Item # 118764
Regular Price: $5.95
Discounted Price: $4.46


Scallop Trim Border Punch Item # 118402
Regular Price: $15.95
Discounted Price: $11.96


Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim Item # 130021
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71


Grad Party Ensemble – Digital Download Item # 129877
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $5.97

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I have a couple openings in my two classes this Sunday March 23rd:
From 1-3 pm is my Easter Framed Art Class which will include the 6 squares shown in the Easter Framed photo above.
Also, you will make 1 Easter Card and 1 Easter Treat Holder (these are not pictured)
This class is $15 or it will be discounted as follows: class only $5 if you place a $25 order with me that day, or
Even better- the class is free with a $50 order with me that day (you would also earn a free Sale-a-bration item too!)

Then from 4-6 pm is the Spring Framed Class which will include 9 squares and a Spring Card (not pictured)
This class is also $15 or it will be discounted as follows: class only $5 if you place a $25 order with me that day, or
Even better- the class is free with a $50 order with me that day (you would also earn a free Sale-a-bration item too!)

*Now here’s the great part- if you sign up for both classes, discount of $25 class fee or only $20 class fee for both with a $25 order
Or if you place a $50 order, get both classes for only $10 and if you place a $100 order, both classes are free and you get 2 Sale-a-bration items
If you place a $100 order with me that day, not only do you get both classes free, and 2 Sale-a-bration items, but you’ll also get a $10 gift card from me as my thanks!

Space is limited to 8 people per event.

I will have snacks and beverages.
If you are signing up for both classes, of course you can “stay” in between and have some snacks, or get started early on the next project.

Please respond by 5 pm Thursday 3/20 if you are interested so I can plan/prep accordingly.

If you are interested in placing an order, head over to my online store at: http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net

when you are shopping, type in this hostess code: GPQC3CWG

This hostess code will link you to me, my name will pop up as the hostess. Every month, if there are enough qualifying orders from customers ($150 or more in orders), then I pull a winner of hostess benefits and/or other prizes. Sometimes the orders are smaller and I may choose to select a winner of a gift certificate with me, off any of my classes or events.

Since this is the last month of Sale-a-bration, it is a good time to put in at least a $50 order, as you can pick a free item from Sale-a-bration. (I have a link to the sale-a-bration flyer over on the side bar of this blog).

Now is the perfect time to plan your spring cards, home decor, Easter projects and don’t forget Mother’s Day is around the corner. These items would work perfectly in any of your papercrafting!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and please let me know if you ever have any questions! I’m here to help you!

Have a wonderful Day, and thanks for stopping by to read my blog!

Lynn

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

The concept artists at Stampin’ Up! are a talented bunch, wish I had thought of all these fun kids crafts!! Thought that you might enjoy seeing Cindy B.’s creations from our Stampin’ Up! blog… these crafts are so easy, if you have our heart punches and a few other supplies. Let me know if you need any of these items!

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Make rainbows using the Big Shot and Circles Collection Framelits Dies. Create the pot using the Word Window and 3/4″ Circle Punches.

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Don’t you love the new Banner Framelits Dies and the Mini Metallic Clothespins? The Happy St. Patrick’s Day sign was designed using MDS -my digital studio software, the download is called “Luck O’ the Irish”. It is then adhered to Champagne Glimmer Paper.

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To make the leprechaun trap: adhere Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (Gumball Green chevron) to an empty oatmeal box. Cut a border using the Big Shot, Large Scallop Edgelits Dies, and Gold Foil Paper. Cut the top using the Big Shot, Circle Collection Framelits Dies, and Gold Foil Paper. Use Gold Foil Paper, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Gold Baker’s Twine, the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and MDS to make the sign. (Use a hot glue and straws to assemble the “wee” ladder.) And if you love those pom-poms—get them for free with the Heartfelt Banner Kit when you spend $50.00 through March 31. (because it’s Sale-A-Bration time!)

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Make “leprechaun footprints” using Gumball Green ink and the Baby Prints Stamp Set.

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Basic Rhinestone Jewels add a bit of bling to our four-leaf clovers. For even more sparkle and shine, we tied the package with Gold Sequin Trim

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I think these crafts would be perfect for the classroom, the office, or your own home St. Patrick’s Day display. I am going to try to whip some of these up for my hutch. Will post pictures when I make them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog- hope you enjoyed this share today.
Lynn

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Kids Birthday Party

I had the pleasure of doing a little girl’s birthday party… she wanted to have some friends over to make cards and when I was talking with her mother about a stamp set, I had just been wowed by some games that another talented demonstrator, the infamous Jenna Bohanon from Las Vegas, shared on her blog (and she is an Artisan Award winner two years running with Stampin’ Up!).

Well, I emailed Jenna to get some tips and techniques on how she created her games and goodies. She replied and I was able to create this set of games for Minna.

It is from the Storybook Friends stamp set, from our big 2013-14 Catalog. Each girl made mini cards (3×3″) and bookmarks as well as played the Tic-Tac-Toe and Memory Game.

What do you think?

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They all did such a nice job, it was such a pleasure to put this together for Minna and her friends.

My laminator is a simple little tabletop set up from Target, it’s made by Scotch and the pouches are reasonable, I have used it for a couple years now and still on my original packet of pouches.

If you have a birthday party you need to plan, and don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on going to some “place”- why not consider having me come do some arts-and-crafts with the children?
I will work within your budget and theme!

Also, if you have a baby or bridal shower, wedding or special event, and you need some party favors or invitations- don’t hesitate to contact me!

Crafting is not just my business, it’s my passion- and I LOVE to create things- and want to help you and yours create fun things too (does that sound too corny??
I hope not, because I mean it)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend- do you have plans for labor day? I’ll be doing some more crafting, and planning for this fall, let me know if I can help you with anything!

thanks and 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 monthly crafting kit called Paper Pumpkin Program at http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com (be sure to type in my name as your demonstrator)

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

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KRAFTY KIDS-INDOOR CAMPING

Boy doesn’t this look awesome?? with all the rain we’ve been having lately, your kids might need some more craft projects. The concept artists at Stampin’ Up! are just geniuses!! I can’t wait to try this with my nieces and nephews!

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Want to give your kids a fun surprise? Set up an indoor camp, complete with a campfire, fishing, and crafts! You’ll make a memory for them that they will always treasure – and it may even turn into a yearly family tradition!

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I hope you have a special child in your life that you can make these craft projects with!

~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