Operation Jordan’s Graduation Party- a Great Success!

Many of you know that my niece Jordan is like a daughter to me. From the time she was born we had a special bond. My first niece, and with my brother and sister-in-law in the restaurant business, I was blessed to be able to have her on the weekends when they worked, along with her other Aunts too, and my parents during the work week, this kid never went to daycare. Well, she just graduated from high school last month and we just had her big Graduation party yesterday. They say it takes a village to raise a child, it was so true for this kid- and for her party!

Here she is:

IMG_0322

Here are just a few highlights (with the crafty element) that I thought you’d appreciate: My sister Sue created these yummy chocolate brownies and chocolate cupcakes with a graduation cap topper! How cute are these???

IMG_9813

IMG_9814

IMG_9815

 

Here are some of the decorations I made for the party and we had a Project Life station where guests could jot Jordan a “Note or a Quote” and then we had a Photo Booth – I saved room in the back of her album for a graduation section and we’ll insert all the notes from people with their photos.

IMG_9821 IMG_9822 IMG_9823 IMG_9824 IMG_9826 IMG_9827

IMG_0935

 

Well I took over 100 photos, I don’t think you want to see all of them, plus I have to get ready for work! I was so tired last night that I took a shower and went right to bed!

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today! More tomorrow about my July Club projects!

Happy Monday!

Lynn

more info on project life…. so cool!

 

 

 

 

BH_StampinUpAnnounce_041514_01

 

questions. answers.

Q: What types of Project Life products will Stampin’ Up! offer?

A: You’ll see Card Collections, Accessory Packs, Albums, Photo Pocket Pages, tools, other accessories, and Stamps, of course!

Q: Are the card designs the same as what we can buy in the stores?

A: Nope! We have worked with Stampin’ Up! to design all new products that are super fun and a perfect match to their existing color lines which will make coordination a breeze. Some of the Photo Pocket Page designs are the same and some are different than what we currently offer.

Q: How do I buy these products?

A: Beginning May 1st, you can purchase products directly through a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (ummm, hello- that’s ME!)

Q: Why order through a demonstrator?

A: Stampin’ Up! has a worldwide demonstrator base who understand their products better than anyone. Many offer in-home workshops, online parties, and local events (of course I am gearing up to plan all new Project Life events!!). The personal expertise and service make purchasing through a demonstrator a wonderful and unique experience and can also form great friendships!

Q: Where do I learn about becoming a demonstrator?

A: Ask me… I’m happy to help YOU.

Q: How do I sign up to become a demonstrator so I can sell Project Life myself and make money doing it?

A: Once you’ve decided that this is a great opportunity for you, you can sign up through my website, click “join now”… you will be able to pre-order Project Life products on April 21st- ahead of our customers when it is released on May 1st.

Q: Are the products packaged the same as existing products (i.e. Core Kits, Mini Kits, etc.)?

A: Most Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products will be sold in Card Collections of 100 cards with 4×6, 4×4, and 3×4 card sizes included. Each card will be printed front + back as all of our current products, but you will not receive duplicates of any cards in the set. Oh – And we’re doing square (not rounded) corners on all of our cards with Stampin’ Up! Yes, there’s an awesome corner rounder punch included in the product line-up if that floats your boat. There will also be Accessory Packs available (sold separately) that will contain a variety of accessories to complement the Card Collection.

Q: When will the products be available?

A: Products will be available for customers to order beginning May 1st (just 15 days from the time of this announcement)! Watch for product images and more information coming soon. *Only demonstrators will be able to pre-order on April 21st.

Q: Will the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products be available in digital format?

A: They sure will! Stay tuned for more information on when those will become available.

It’s one thing to tell someone about Project Life and explain how easy it really is. It’s another thing to be able to sit down with someone and show them just how beautifully simple the scrapbooking process can be with Project Life. They immediately “get it.” They see with their own eyes what a no-brainer, solution-based system this is. And should they choose to get more creative – Project Life by Stampin’ Up! offers the coolest coordinating embellishments for everywhere! In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing more about the actual product so you can see the cool designs and get excited for what’s about to land at many of your front doors.

Top 5 reasons everyone loves Project Life

Save time. Save Stress.

The organization and design that is Project Life is already figured our for you. Different from traditional scrapbooking, there is no stress about where to place photos, which papers to use, techniques to incorporate, products to coordinate. The work is done. You just add your photos and journaling.

No more guilt.

Gone are the days that you feel bad about not doing something with your pictures or your kids’ pictures. Now you can actaully get those pictures off the coomputer and into a format that can be enjoyed. Project Life makes photo-displaying and story-telling fun and easy.

Improve your skills.

Knowing that your pictures and memories are going to be preserved and enjoyed in Project Life, you will naturally improve your photography and writing skills.

Incredible Value

We love making scrapbooking not only simple, but affordable. You will have a hard time finding better prices for what you get, especially given the impeccable quality.

It’s therapeutic

Whether you add pictures and stories to your Project Life album on a daily, weekly, monthly, or even sporadic basis, you will inevitably find yourself more keenly aware of your blessings and priorities.

 

BH_StampinUpAnnounce_041514_02

I can hardly contain my excitement! Do you have a special event that you want to get in an album quickly (and out of the shoe boxes??) Step One- print those pictures! Step Two- get ready for my Project Life classes starting in May. Sign up for my blog to arrive via email so you’ll be the first to know!

Can’t wait to start a new way of memory-keeping for myself and can’t wait to show you our new line up!
thanks for visiting my blog!!
Lynn

Retired Stamp and Craft Supplies Sale TODAY!

saleb

Good morning Stamping Friends!

Don’t forget that today is the Lynnzcrafters team Retired Stamp and Craft Sale Sunday February 9th from 1-4 pm

at the Glenville Hills Firehouse at 1986 Church Road Glenville.

Stampin’ Up! and many other craft products for sale… There are dozens of Creative Memories scrapbooks, page refills, dozens of Sizzix dies, ink pads, markers, reinkers, stamps galore and much more!

We hope you can swing by today for a few minutes… shop and make a quick card from one of our kits! (Ran out of time with my club yesterday, pricing and packing up for the sale today- so using a bunch of our kits today as the make-and-take project).

Please do not park in front of the huge firetruck’s doors.

We can accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and local checks.

Many thanks!

We can’t wait to see you later today! If for some reason you can’t make it today, but you do want to get some good deals, don’t forget our Clearance Rack is bursting with hundreds of items at up to 80% off original prices. Just head over to my online store at http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net  and be sure to type in the hostess code: YGPZQSBX (my name will show up). Many thanks!

clearance_sale

~Lynn, Jamie, Wendy, Tina and Amye

the Lynnzcrafters Team

Retired Stamp and Craft Supplies Sale

saleb

Good morning Stamping Friends!

Save the Date for the Lynnzcrafters team Retired Stamp and Craft Sale Sunday February 9th from 1-4 pm at the Glenville Hills Firehouse at 1986 Church Road Glenville. Stampin’ Up! and many other craft products for sale… I will try to post lists of items as it gets a little closer to the sale. Please help us out by spreading the word to all your crafty friends!

As a Thank you for coming out on a (hopefully not too cold) winter day, we are offering a FREE Make and Take featuring new products from our Occasion Catalog- but please do RSVP by 2/4 if you intend to stop by, so we have enough prepped for everyone. (I would be so mad at myself if I didn’t have enough supplies for everyone who comes out to see us).

In case of blizzard or severe winter weather, please check back here or my Lynnzcrafters facebook page details.

clearance_sale

You can earn Raffle tickets for attending our event, placing a new product order, purchasing sale items, booking a party, bringing a friend, and signing up as a demonstrator. Would love to welcome you to my team.  We will be having an awesome special for new demonstrators!

Any questions, let me know!

Hope to see you on the 9th!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, and Happy Wednesday to you.

Lynn

This and That Free Scrapbook Class!

image

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.

image

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

Stampin’ Up!’s Buy Three Get One Free Paper Sale Ends Wednesday!

B1_Buy3DSP_July0113_NA_v2

Just wanted to remind you that our month long “BTGOF” Buy Three Get One Free Special is ending on Wednesday July 31st.

Here are the details, in case you can’t resist saving about $12

Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free!

The Fine Print:

These items don’t qualify for the offer:

  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalog preorder
  • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits

To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you’re paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you’re paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item.
Orders may be placed on any type of order (through me as your demo or via my online store).
No limits. Order six? You’ll get two for free. Nine? You’ll get three for free.
Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 151, 153, and 154.
Order deadlines:
Wednesday, July 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT) (from my online store) or by 6 pm if ordering from me as your demonstrator- I will be placing an order that night at 6 pm!

Happy Crafting!
~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).

scrapbook layout1

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.

IMG_2151

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!

epic day

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