New Catalog Launch, Stampin Up

Stampin’ Up! New Catalog Launch

2013 new catalog

2013-14 New Annual Catalog

2013 catalog

Hellllloooooo Stampers! I’m sorry I’ve been away from you so long! It has been quite a week! The scariest of all nights was Wednesday when my area had tornado alerts, warnings and confirmed touch downs in two locations not far from me. My cell phone, camping lantern, water bottle and a few other things joined me in my hour long sojourn to the basement. Sojourn makes it sound too pleasant… I was beyond scared, I don’t think I’ve ever prayed as hard and loud. Thank goodness none of my trees came down in this storm.

ANYWAY… suffice to say having no power was a set back and I had a lot to do to finish getting ready for Stamp-a-Palooza today! We had a ball! It was our best stamp camp ever! We had 44 stampers, 8 Demonstrator/Helpers. Everyone made 4 cards featuring all new products, In Colors, punches, embossing folders, inks, and of course stamps! There were 40 door prizes given away all morning long- almost everyone went home with something!

There was one grand prize winner- Karen Hoffman- who gets the Raffle Basket with $120 of ALL brand NEW stamps, inks, IN Colors, ribbon, and designer 12×12 papers. Everyone wanted that basket! Whew, I am a little wiped out from all the prep, set up, running around, helping, cleaning up, unpacking… I know it was all worth it!

If you would like to try to win something, why not enter my weekend contest? It is good until tomorrow night at 8pm. Enter by placing an order in my online store at then click “Shop Now”, order from old catalog, new catalog, clearance rack, or the retired lists! You can pick and choose anything you want! When you go to check out and pay (it’s a secure site, no worries using your credit/debit card)… enter HOSTESS CODE: GQNJKCK4

This will automatically enter you into this contest. What might you win? How about a brand new Artisan Label Punch ($15.95 value) AND $20 in free SU product you will get to select whatever you want! But HURRY- order by 8 pm tomorrow (Sunday June 2nd)! I am pulling the winners name from random drawing tomorrow night!

artisan label

If you want to peek at the new catalog online simply click the picture of the catalog at the top of this webpage, and it will take you to a “flip book” version of the catalog. So fun to view it this way. Want a catalog of your very own? Contact me and I’ll let you know how you can get one, for FREE!

I am going to try to figure out how to switch over my blog widgets on the sidebar here- I need to do something with “code”… I might have to get some help with it, as I’ve been trying and can’t seem to locate the right code.
CLUBS are starting up!!  I have planned my next 1/2 year of clubs. New clubs are forming and begin in July and run through December. Existing club members who rejoin by midnight tonight (6/1) will get a new stamp pad as my thank you! New stampers who would like to join one of my clubs, email me by June 9th with the club you are interested in either Saturday morning or Monday night. I am considering a Friday night club, but would need at least 6 people to sign up to make it viable and have enough customers in proportion to hostesses. This is how it works: 6 people sign up for club and each person has one turn to be the hostess for one month, earning the $25 in rewards. All clubs are at my house in Glenville.  Each person commits to ordering at least $25 in product from me, if for some reason you can’t attend a club, orders are still due at the day/time of your club so the hostess will earn her free product. You would bring a simple snack on your day as hostess and I provide coffee, tea, water, soda, and paper products. Club is usually only 2 hours. You bring your “stamping kit” (bone folder, gum eraser, scissors, all adhesives). There are no fees, and we make 3-4 projects each month. I try to start within 15 minutes of start time so everyone has time to finish their projects.

Here are the dates I have selected for clubs:
Saturday morning clubs are 9-11 am: July 13, August 10, September 14, October 5, November 2, December 7
Monday night clubs are 6:30-8:30 pm: July 15, August 12, September 16, October 7, November 4, December 9
*If you would like to help me kick off a Friday night club, I am flexible- could start it either 6:30 or 7 pm. The Friday  nights I have available are: July 12, August 9, September 13, October 4, November 1, December 6 ** But I need 6 stampers to make this work!
Well, that’s it for tonight, I hope you come back again. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my blog, I really appreciate it! Have you signed up to “follow me” here yet? That just means you don’t have to remember to come over and find my blog, it will get emailed to you when I post new content. Just click “follow” in the upper left corner of this website, enter your email address and it’s that easy!
Thanks so much!
Have a great weekend,


color Refresh, Free Shipping, online Order Contest from Lynnzcrafters

Color Refresh, Free Shipping deal… Big Stampin’ Up! Announcements!

Good morning! Look at what posted on the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator website this morning, I couldn’t wait to share it with you:

April 4, 2013
Announcing our Color Refresh! We love color and we know that you do too. Color is fundamental to who we are and what we offer. It’s important for us to stay up-to-date with color trends so we are thrilled to share our updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited as we are by the new possibilities!

Why now? In 2010 we did a big color renovation and shared our plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep our colors on trend. Well it has been three years and we are excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! We are welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!


Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period. We did anticipate increased demand and based our forecasts for these retiring colors on historical sales information from previous color transitions. However, even with the most careful planning, the response to a transition of this nature can surprise everyone- our retiring color products are only available while supplies last so get their favorites and look forward to the exciting colors coming in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.

And also announced today, free shipping is going on April 6-8, 2013, which would be a great time for you to get your favorites before they are gone! (Free shipping is for North America only.)

With that great announcement, it’s time for another Lynnzcrafters contest:
Online orders, from my store: http//
I will be posting the new hostess code to use from April 6th to April 8th at 6:00 pm (eastern time), not only will you receive FREE SHIPPING on your order, but you will be entered to win a prize from me….
That’s right, I’m giving away the Round Array clear stamp set and coordinating 7/8″ scallop circle punch! Free! To one lucky winner!

Lastly, here is an announcement from SU yesterday afternoon:

April 3, 2013
Due to unforeseen problems with our supplier for Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Watercolor Pencils, we have decided to discontinue these two products.

Watercolor Pencils (item 101879) and Watercolor Wonder Crayons Brights Collection (item 119804), which have been on the Backorder Report for about a week, will no longer be available, effective immediately. If your order has not been shipped due to its status in backorder, we will not be able to fill it. We will soon begin processing refunds for these items. Keep in mind that it may take a few days to see the reimbursement in your account.

Now for the good news! We still have the remaining collections of the Watercolor Wonder Crayons available to order. The Subtles (item 119802), Neutrals (item 119805), and Regals (item 119803) Collections are only available while supplies last. Get ’em before they’re gone!

Thank you for reading my blog, for your continued support and loyalty, and for sharing this page with your crafty friends and family!

Have a great day, until tomorrow, happy stamping!!
~Lynn Streifert

*Note I just edited this post as I found out today I cannot set up the hostess code before 12:01 am on April 6th to be eligible for the free shipping. So I will be posting a correct hostess code early April 6th for you weekend shoppers.