CCDT March Madness Blog Hop!

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Hi there crafty friends and welcome to our March Blog Hop with the Creative Circle Design Team!! Thank you for hopping by today! We are a small, but mighty group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who love to share our creations with all of you! These ladies always amaze me, and I have learned so much from each and every member of this team.

This month our theme is “March Madness” (I know for many people that has a basketball analogy, but I’m no sports fan, sorry)… so I’m opting to share with you five cards I recently did at my stamp a Stack class.

This fun birthday card shows off the Party Animal Designer Series Paper, the base is in emerald envy card stock. The stamp set I used is Badges and Banners, which coordinates beautifully with the Best Badge and Duet Banner punches.  Other colors used are: Pacific Point and Crushed Curry.

This card was so easy to color with our new watercolor pencils and a blender pen on our Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (this is a free Saleabration item), and a cooper foil dragonfly. (Sadly I have been needing a lot of sympathy cards lately.)

 

I received a beautiful swap with this set Big on Birthdays and decided to change up the colors. I used calypso coral and wild wasabi markers to color in the flowers and as the cardstock colors for the card base and layer. I used the petal burst textured impressions embossing folder for the base.

 

This is one of my favorite cards I designed just for this class (and shout out to my team who was over my house for my first ever “Open Studio Day” last month- they gave me wonderful input, and I love how this came out- thanks ladies!).  I just adore the the “Beautiful You” stamp set, stamped with stazon ink on our watercolor paper and used our new water-coloring pencils and an aqua painter. Do you see that shimmer on the umbrella? That is the clear Wink of Stella pen- just a great finishing touch, I think.

This last card is similar to the card I made recently for my dad’s birthday. This used the new “Nailed it” stamp set, matching dies to cut out the tools, and features the new hexagon textured impression embossing folder.


This is one of my most popular classes- I do this on the 4th Monday of every month. It is a 10 card class (2 each of 5 designs) with envelopes. The ladies always love making a whole stack of cards.

Ready to go see what the amazing Kate had created? Just click this image below.
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Thanks so much for visiting me today, I hope you leave me a comment and come back to visit soon!

Creative Circle Design Team:

Sandra Mott
Liz Holloway
Lynn Streifert << YOU ARE HERE
Kate Creasey

Thank you so much for stopping by today to check out our hop!  I hope you come back again soon and don’t forget I love to read your comments!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: Y3MGB3QA

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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

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, 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!

We Create Blog Hop-January 2016

 

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Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday! The Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in the “We Create Blog Hop” are back for another round of amazing inspiration for you all.. Bonus- today is the day the NEW 2016 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs both launch! How fun to create using all new products! Another perk of being a demonstrator- I’ve received my products in early December  and made my December birthday cards with the all new adorable birthday suites. Want to see what I made for my nephew’s birthday on Sunday?

In this blog hop we do one project and then another version is “stepped up”, this time I started Blake’s birthday card and thought I was done, but realized the other day I could use this to showcase a “stepped up” version of a birthday card:

 

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So I decided on the new jumbo pack of Designer Series Paper called “It’s My Party” (48 pages of 12″ x 12″) item #140552

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I knew I was going to put 10 candles on his cake- so easy with the new mini punch trio called “Party Punch Pack” (YES- it’s a bundle with the stamp set I used!) I love that they have a balloon, cupcake and candle punch! To create the realistic candle- you know with a yellow flame- it is impossible to put these tiny pieces together with anything else… only the new Fine-tip glue pen did the job!

 

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Here was my first version of Blake’s birthday card… This stamp set is called “Party Wishes” and is just fabulous!  It is part of the new birthday suite called “It’s My Party!” and I LOVE how everything coordinates!!

 

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I knew I could “Step it up” some more, so I went to work and added the number 10 from the new stamp set called “Number of Years” which is an awesome photopolymer stamp set- so easy to see through and stamp. Then it is die-cut with the new “Large Numbers Framelits” these dies are expected to be a huge seller- you might want to order these today before they go on back order- I guess Stampin’ Up! didn’t realize how popular they would be amongst demonstrators.

 

 

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I also decided to “step it up” some more, and added a balloon from the new SaleABration set called Honeycomb Happiness. This is an adorable set- but the honeycombs are also expected to be backordered soon- so if you love it, hurry and order it today!

 

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Since the honeycomb would become flattened inside an envelope, I decided to design a gift bag to hold his card and gift card together…. love the new “Hello” limited time SaleABration item (this stamp set is only available until February 15th, 2016).

 

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I had to decorate the inside… love those balloons again! So what do you think? I hope you like it! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, if you’re ready to hop over to Julie’s blog to see what she created, go ahead and click the “next” button below. If you need the supply list or a link to the catalogs, scroll down as I put all that info at the bottom of this post. Thanks so much, have an awesome day!

~Lynn Streifert, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

 

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Here is a link to the new 2016 Occasions Catalog:

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Remember that this is our most wonderful customer appreciation time of the year! We have an exclusive catalog full of products you can ONLY get with each $50 order (before tax/shipping). It’s called Sale-A-Bration and this year there are a few items (near the back of the catalog) that are only available for the first 1/2 of SAB (only available until February 15th, 2016). Then there may be some new offerings for the last half of SAB which ends March 31, 2016. I love to see my customers earn as much FREE product as they can!! Did you know that during SAB they also offer more to people who want to buy the starter kit?? YES! that’s right! You get an extra $30 in free products, so the starter kit is just $99, free shipping (that is a $10 savings) and you pick a total of $155 in products! What a great way to get MOST of what you want from the NEW catalog, right?? Let me know if you’d like to join my team! We have a lot of fun together and we welcome newbies with open arms!  Here is the link to the SAB Catalog:

 

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I hope to have my widgets (those cute buttons on the side bar of my blog) all updated by tonight- I didn’t want you to wait to see the new stuff! If you’d like a paper catalog- let me know, I’m happy to mail them out to you.  Also- one more thing- I have an opening in my Monday night clubs- we start up for another round on January 11th at 6:30 pm. Contact me if you’d like more info. Thanks!

 

 

Here is the Supply List (click any item you want and it will take you directly to my online store):

Arongen Elementary School & Upcoming Craft Fairs!

I was invited to participate in a vendor market at Arongen Elementary School last weekend. It was also their book fair, and ice cream social. What a great event! I met a lot of wonderful new families, and many people express interest in stamping. And of course they bought some of my little hand stamped and creative projects.
Here are some pictures of my booth:

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These are my all new Thanksgiving items.

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The organizers were Brooke and Andrea, they did a terrific job, and I really enjoyed this opportunity very much! Thanks ladies!!

Each night this week I’ve been making a couple new items… I will have new Avon Chapstick holders, other Christmas candy treats, and I’m working on a few surprises. 

These gifts are perfect for coworkers, teachers, bus drivers, neighbors, family, friends, the mail carrier, your nail technician, hairstylist, just about anybody would appreciate a cute little handmade gift for the holidays.

If you need any of these items or any others you know I am happy to take custom orders. 

This Saturday I will be at the Trinity Presbyterian Church on Swaggertown Road in Scotia from 10 AM to 3 PM and then on Sunday I will be back at the Rexford firehouse on Balltown Road in Rexford from 10 AM to 4 PM. Hope to see you at one of my two craft fairs and then that’s it for me until I do an event at my niece and nephews school in December. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today I really appreciate you taking the time to come read my blog. Have a wonderful day!  

Lynn

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!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: TYDRGVVU

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

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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 https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aks 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!

Happy 4th of July Weekend! (and some birthday cards)

Hi there Stamping Friends! Hope you all are enjoying a long weekend, celebrating the 4th of July can be fun- I’m heading up to Cape Vincent for the weekend to spend time with my parents- I packed some of our Paper Pumpkin craft kits, the Cottage Greetings kit, and all my photos and our Project Life line of cards for photo albums/memory keeping. (I’m sad that I’ve finished three albums for other people and haven’t finished my own). So check back next week and I’ll be sharing what I accomplish!

I realized that I never shared my cards from my monthly Stamp-a-Stack class (it’s always the last Monday of the month). Here was our June line up of all birthday cards:

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*This last birthday card (the ice cream cone) was CASE-d (Copy And Share Everything) from Erica Cerwin’s blog. Love her work, she is so inspiring! Thanks Erica! This uses our new Ronald McDonald House stamp- $3 of the sale of this stamp set goes directly to RMH and it has a coordinating punch. Love them!

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Just a few more days of these awesome new BONUS Weekly Deals- up to 30% off retail price, offer ends Monday July 6th!

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Wishing you all a very Happy 4th of July! Have a fun weekend!!

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If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use the Hostess Code: TYDRGVVU

~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 https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aks 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!

Oh Happy Day!!!

cattyMany of us Stampin’ Up! Fans have been eagerly awaiting this day- June 2nd- the day the new catalog launches and the old 2014-15 Annual Catalog and 2015 Occasions Catalog are all available at the same time! This is the LAST day to get retiring items, but you can mix your order with new as well.

My favorite set in the new catalog is The Sprinkles of Life in fact- in my ten years of using Stampin’ Up! products, I can say it is truly my ALL time favorite Ronald McDonald House Charities® stamp set.  Ronald McDonald House Charities® keeps families together while children are receiving medical treatment far from home. When you purchase the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set, Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the RMHC. To date Stampin’ Up! has donated over $1,000,000. to the RHMC. If you are wondering where to find it in the new catalog- it is on the inside back cover- the very last item in the catalog.

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This set has a awesome coordinating, Tree Builder Punch, to cut down on fussy cutting. There is so much you can do with this stamp set and punch.

 

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I have been having a lot of fun playing with this stamp set for the past few weeks, we were able to pre-order this last month. I am doing a Make and Take tomorrow night at a demonstrator get-together at my upline’s house, and I made my swaps and 3 other samples to showcase the versatility of this stamp and punch! Let me know what you think:

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This first card is going to be our Make-and-Take.

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Swaps- I wanted chocolate cupcakes, but they just didn’t look “done” to me… so I started playing.

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Crystal Effects to the rescue- what do you think of this wet frosting look?

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And the little cherry on top is actually from the cupcake builder punch.

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This is a card I made to showcase the clouds and raindrops (case from Pinterest)

 

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Another cupcake version.

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Last but not least- this is my swap card I made for a demonstrator group I participated in by mail. Over the coming days, I will show the other awesome 19 swaps I received.

Does this look like fun, want to give Stampin’ Up! a try? Well, starting today, we are sweetening up the pot so to speak-
New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two stamp sets from the new 2015-2016 annual catalog for free in their Starter Kit (still just $99 but you pick out $125 in products plus two additional free stamp sets- at any price!) Hurry- this offer ends June 30th, 2015.

 

And don’t forget today is an awesome day to order Stampin’ Up!
1. You can order from the “old” 2014-2015 Catalog at the “old” prices.
2. You can order new product from the NEW 2015-2016 Catalog
3. Your last chance to order from the Occasions Catalog
4. You can still order from the Retired List that has up to 50% off some items!
5. And don’t forget today’s Weekly Deals
6. And the Clearance Rack.

Here are the weekly deals:

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What a big day! Thanks for stopping by!

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If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use the Hostess Code: AJSRUJWU

~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 https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aks 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!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and March Projects

Top O’ the Morning to ya! (can you hear my Irish brogue??)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to share some special cards I made over the past 2 weeks:

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A few of these you did see before- as I entered two of them in the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge on 3/9 and I’m happy to say they picked one of my cards as their “Artist’s Pick”- YIPPEE! So excited about that!

I think I’ve shared with you that I don’t repeat cards/projects in my various events. So when I plan my club projects- I usually don’t repeat them, but this weekend I had my OpportuniTEA event and was so tickled pink to have some fun ladies over- and wanted them to make a tea related project and an Easter basket. Here’s what the OpportuniTEA event from Sunday looked like:

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Well all three guests agreed to sign up and as of this moment Sharon has officially joined under Jamie- Congratulations to you both! And now Jamie just earned a promotion to Senior Supervisor (that’s really good Kudos Jamie!). Carol is also going to sign up under Jamie too! Yippee- Jamie’s Gems are growing! And I had great luck with Laurie signing up on Saturday after club- it was a spur of the moment decision that was guided by my friend (and downline Amye) telling her “if you just spend $40 more you can get a lot of free stuff by joining” I love that logic- sometimes it’s the “savings” and “earning free Stampin’ Up! goodies” that clinches it, you know?  And then Brigid also agreed to sign up! Amye has a recruit on the way this week, so this is really a week full of BLESSINGS beyond measure. I feel like the divine hand of God is at play, and this is my third Anniversary since my surgery for endometrial cancer- so I’m feeling extra blessed for sure.

 

Last, but certainly not least- are my March club projects- everyone loved them, and I’m so glad I could bring some Easter joy through stamping to all these special ladies:

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If these projects don’t scream “Spring is coming” I don’t know what does! Which one do you like the best? They were fun to create- I had some inspiration from Pinterest for the little chick. Also was inspired by Aly S. for the “hi” card using the new Saleabration items- I used three of our new March options just on that one card- can you spot them all?

Well, that it’s for now, I have to head in to work early to get the crock pot going- we’re having an Irish lunch today and I can’t wait.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and be safe out there, thanks for visiting my blog! Come back on Friday- I’m in another Blog Hop and you’ll love all the spring and Easter projects and inspiration from the other 12 demonstrators and myself too of course.

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