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Stamping Sisters are Amazing!



Have you ever had a moment when you are truly surprised, and overwhelmed, and feel more blessed than you think you deserve?? These moments are very rare for me (the surprise part)… I feel blessed every day to have such amazing and loving family and friends and am especially thankful for all the new friends I have made in the years that I have been stamping. Becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator was at first a “scary” decision, but my only regret was not signing up years earlier! Who knew that I would be blessed by knowing such generous, amazing people!

So, unbeknownst to me, several of my downline, my upline, and my sidelines (who I have been helping with their blogs), they decided to create a one of a kind card- it is so much more than a card- it is a work of love and art- and I will treasure it always… Karyn Morrison organized the group with directions and pieces that they completed by mail, as one of my downline was in Florida for the winter (hi Judy) and another was on the road with her hubby and their trucking business (hi Kim), and they all chipped in and gifted me not only with this beautiful card, but also two very generous gift cards that I am going to enjoy using at convention this summer. I am still blown away that you ladies did this for me, and that Karyn hand delivered it to me on Wednesday, so that April- my 50th birth-month, was truly complete. (Yes, that is the cafeteria at Schenectady County Community College- Karyn met me after work, before my part time job- teaching at SCCC).



Karyn even made a special box (thank you envelope punch board!)

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The theme of the card was the 2013-15 In Colors and Owl Builder punch by Stampin’ Up!


Each segment is so unique and sweet and special and amazing, just like the ladies who created them!




I cannot thank you enough Karyn, Dania, Jamie, Kim, Judy, Amye, Jan, and Pam!! You are so talented, generous and I love you all!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

Well, I have more to blog about- it was a busy busy weekend, but I’m saving more for tomorrow, so come back and visit me, okay? Leave a comment, would you? I love hearing from my readers! What did you work on this weekend?

Have a great day!

Masking and Spritzing, Owl builder punch, Stampin Up

Masking and Spritzing

Hi There Stamping Friends- I hope all is well with you! I sure have been busy with the end of the semester, and 32 final exams to grade for my Developmental Psych class. And this weekend was a quick little get-away with my family to Gloucester, Mass. We had a really nice weekend, but no wifi at the house we rented…so I wasn’t able to blog this weekend… but it felt great to unplug, you know what I mean?

Here is a great tutorial on how to mask and spritz (fill a spritzer bottle with rubbing alcohol – about 3/4 full, then add about 6-7 drops of  re-inkers) to create your own background paper for a nice card- the concept artist from Stampin’ Up! is Christina N. Hint- for even spritzing coverage, be sure to hold your hand back from the card stock you are spraying and push spritzer bottle quickly and firmly.

Step one – Punch out a bunch of hearts.

Step two – Cover the backs of the hearts with some Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive and let them dry; this should only take a few minutes. (The dried glue will create a repositionable/non-permanent adhesive on the backs of the hearts.)

Step three – Place hearts on the card base. Use the Paper-Piercing Tool to do this.

Step four – Spritz your card all over using even coverage.

Step five – Remove a few hearts and spritz all over again.

Step six – Remove a few more hearts and spritz all over again.

Step seven – Remove all of the remaining hearts and clean up any extra adhesive left behind using an adhesive remover. Your card base is finished!

Step eight – Embellish and finish up your card.

This is a fun and easy card, and another good use of the Owl Punch!
Happy Stamping!

Owl Bookmarks, Owl builder punch

Owl Punch Bookmarks


Hi there stamping friends!
I almost didn’t post tonight…long story, but the weekend went so fast, and I forgot to take pictures today at the stamping with seniors card marking event I did today (it was fun!)…. So I pushed myself to finish one more project for the big Vendor event in Lake Luzerne this Saturday (I have more to make this week, I just meant I pushed myself to finish it tonight).

Believe it or not, the hooded eyes took the longest! I do love this owl builder punch and I hope Stampin’ Up! Doesn’t retire it (ever!!) I did assembly line…. What do you think?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog!
Until tomorrow, happy stamping!
~Lynn Streifert