Stampin Friends Blog Hop-Happy Holidays!

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Hello everyone and thank you for joining us on our Blog Hop this month! Our theme this month is “Happy Holidays!” I don’t know about you, but they sure have snuck up on me this year. I want to share with you some projects I came up with for my monthy downline get-together. Can’t wait to hear what you think.

For my card, I wanted to show you my favorite new product, the Stitched Shapes Framelits! (They are running out of these beauties- just read an update that they will be “non-orderable” after next week as sales exceeded their projections, so if you haven’t ordered them yet- hurry to my online store to order yours today).


I just fell in love with these Merry Mice stamps! And bonus- they are 25% off until 11/30- along with all the other stamps that coordinate with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits. Yeah!


Side view, so you can see that this is a fun fold card called a Diorama card. What I love most about this kind of fun fold card- it lays flat and is easily mail-able (is that a word?) in our regular medium size envelopes.


Back view so you can see the pocket in the back for a greeting.

To get started making your own Diorama Card you need two pieces of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card stock (I used Whisper White). Then, using either your paper trimmer, or the Simply Scored board, score each piece at ½”, 1”, 4 ½” & 5”.  Then you just need to “mountain/valley” fold each piece so that it will pop up! I used the new Stitched Shapes squares framelits to cut out the middle and to cut a piece of DSP for a “framed” look on the cover of my card. Save the whisper white piece, as it becomes the piece for the pocket in the back with your greeting.

Also, I designed this framed art piece this fall when we were on our team retreat, and have finally planned a class around it (due to many customer requests)! There is a slight glare, sorry, but I think you can see the elements I used:


This is an 8×10″ frame


Close up of one of the mice. I used blender pens and our Stampin’ Up! inks in cherry cobbler, garden green and smokey slate.


This is my favorite- the caroling mouse- I call him Chester the Caroling Mouse.

What do think?

Don’t forget to enter our monthly Give-Away! There will be 16 prizes given away this month, just leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win! (to leave me a comment, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post and there is a spot to “Leave a Reply”). Remember to add the hashtag #SFNovHop when you leave me your comment. Thanks!

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Ready to go hop over to visit Stacey’s blog? Can’t wait to see what she came up with this month- just click the “Next” button below:

 

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Or, if you need to hop backwards, click the “Previous” button to go see Yolanda’s post.

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Here is the complete list of those who are hopping with us this month:
  1. Lynn Streifert << You are HERE!

here are some of the supplies I used for these projects:

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, don’t forget to leave me a comment to be entered into the give-away! AND- If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: PTJX6AM3~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

 

Stampin Friends August Blog Hop- Hope!

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Hello there! Thank you so much for joining our blog hop this month! Our blog hop theme is “HOPE”, I’m excited to see everyone’s cards and projects, it’s a very talented group. Please welcome our guest hoppers this month, they are:  Maureen Rauchfuss, Angela Lorenz , and Kim Lamos. Welcome ladies, looking forward to seeing your creations, thank you for joining us!

For this month’s theme I decided to break out a set of new dies from the Annual Catalog called Sunshine Wishes. This set is so adorable, with great fonts too! I have been on a CAS kick (clean and simple) lately… mostly because of time constraints. I can’t wait to have some uninterrupted time to play in my craft room this weekend.

 

Since I was using the word “hope” die cut from Sunshine wishes, I wanted to eliminate that word from the stamp set I decided to use (Garden in Bloom, carried over from last year).


Love post-it notes for masking off- just trimmed down to fit over the word I did NOT want inked up…


And presto, now the front of the card reads “Hope you’re feeling special today”.

The little gift bag coordinates nicely with this card, and I have some special treats to put inside for a special someone. This card and gift bag would be appropriate for cheering up a friend, or for a special occasion or birthday. The possibilities are endless!

Remember that this group of blog hoppers gives away awesome prizes each month. To be entered to win, just comment below on this post and be sure to include the hashtag: #SFAugHop to be entered to win! THEN be sure to go comment on everyone else’s blog posts too- the more you comment, the higher the chances are you’ll get randomly selected! We mail out our prizes to you at the end of the month. There have been a lot of great prizes!

 

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That’s it for today, I hope you have a wonderful day, thanks so much for stopping by today! If you need any of the supplies I used for these projects, you can click the links at the bottom of this post and it will take you right to my online store (or contact me and I’m happy to help you out!)

Ready to go hop over to see what Siara has this month? click next:

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Or if you need to go back to check out Cindy’s site, just click previous button:

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Here are all our Blog Hoppers for August:
  1. Lynn Streifert<<< YOU ARE HERE!
Have an awesome day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: NV7XMJ9M

~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

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Stampin Friends- Anything Goes!

Hi there Stamping Friends,

Welcome to the June 2016 Blog Hop! Our theme this month is “Anything Goes”… I was excited with this theme as our new Stampin’ Up! 2016-17 Annual Catalog just launched on June 1st, so it’s the perfect opportunity to showcase all new stamps and products! I know a lot of our bloggers are demonstrators, can’t wait to see what they came up with this month. We have three guest hoppers this month, please visit their blogs and leave them some comments as well, and don’t forget we give away a mystery prize pack for one lucky winner each month, scroll to the bottom of this post to see the rules and then scroll all the way to the bottom to leave me a comment to be entered in this month’s give away!

June Guest Bloggers:

  1. Stacey Lane
  2. Barbara Welch and
  3. Angela Carter

pinedoorwelcomeDid you know that the pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies? The legend began with the sea captains of New England, who sailed among the Caribbean Islands and returned to the colonies bearing their cargo of fruits, spices and rum. According to the legend, the captain would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside his home to let his friends know of his safe return from sea. The pineapple was an invitation for them to visit, share his food and drink, and listen to tales of his voyage. As the tradition grew, colonial innkeepers added the pineapple to their signs and advertisements, and bedposts carved in the shape of a pineapple were a common sight at inns across New England. The legend has continued to the present, and frequently one sees the pineapple symbol in hotels and restaurants to signal the presence of hospitality.

As soon as I saw the Pineapple single stamp in the new catalog when I was at OnStage in April, I knew I had to have it, I just love it! It will be great for scrapbooking, card making, and home décor!  After playing with it and trying to ink the leaves in a different color, I realized I needed to cut this stamp into two pieces. Don’t be afraid!


This makes it a breeze to ink and stamp!


I wanted the pineapple to have some shading, so I made a stencil so I could apply soft suede ink just to the pineapple.


You can really control the sponging with a stencil in place.


Here’s my finished card, I used Delightful Dijon and Always Artichoke ink pads and then used memento black for my greeting.


Since the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality, what better decoration for this little gift bag for a new neighbor?

Super quick and easy projects for you, because gift giving and card sending can be sweet and simple- I need to remind myself that more often.

 

Don’t forget to comment to enter to win our Mystery Give-away, just scroll down to bottom where it says “Leave a Reply”! I would love to hear from you!

 

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If you want to hop back to see Kathie’s project, just click the “previous” button:

 

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Or, if you’re ready to go see what Melissa has come up with, just click the next button:

 

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  1. Lynn Streifert<< YOU ARE HERE!!
  2. Carolina Evans

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used for both projects:

Well that’s it for today, thanks so much for stopping by to visit me! Have a wonderful day!

lynnsignatureIf you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code:  99UPHDYX

~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

Now booking July and August! How about a Summer Stamp & Sip Party?  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!

Stampin Friends May Hop Sympathy/Thinking of You

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Hi there Stampin Friends! Welcome to the May 2016 Blog Hop- we are featuring Thinking of You and Sympathy cards this month. I’d like to welcome our three guest hoppers this month, looking forward to seeing what crafty projects you have come up with this month. Here are the three guest hoppers, be sure to click on “comments” and leave each of the 13 of us bloggers a comment, to be entered to win a mystery gifts from each of us!

Guest Hoppers:

  1. Maria Willis
  2. Bibi Cameron
  3. Christine Pennington

 

Sadly, sympathy/thinking of you cards are the one type of card that I have needed too many of recently. These are the types of cards that I prefer to make several of ahead of time, so they are ready to go when needed. I’ve gone through my whole stash and even sold out at the craft fair I did on Sunday as well.

This card is one that I made the other night so I could send it out to a very special family who lost a loved one in a tragic motorcycle accident. It is so hard to know what to say or do when someone leaves us so suddenly. I hope my card and gift basket will bring them some comfort and that they will know how much I care.

 

 

This card features two awesome stamp sets-Timeless Textures (clear mount item #140517 or wood mount item # 140514) and Wild about Flowers (photopolymer stamp set item# 138728) (so glad these  are both carrying over!)  I went with Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake for my colors and a pop of gold foil for the butterfly to make it extra special. What do you think?

 

In this blog hop, in addition to the card we also show you a 3D item. I didn’t really have a three dimensional project to coordinate with this theme, so I thought I’d show you the awesome gift card holder in the March Paper Pumpkin kit. I used this project at a recent stamping event with some ladies at a local church. They just loved this quick and simple project. Don’t you just adore Paper Pumpkin? The kit is always there for a quick project, and can easily be altered or modified if needed.

Are you ready to enter to win our monthly mystery giveaway?? (Try saying that three times fast!) Just leave me a comment (scroll down to the bottom of my page- comments are moderated by me to avoid spammers, I will approve your comment as soon as I can!) You must enter your comment and include #SFMayHop with your comment, to be entered in the giveaway. Hope you will consider hopping along to all 13 blog posts today- and leave comments at each one! thanks!

 

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If you missed Deana’s post, click previous to go see her creations:

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Ready to go see Elizabeth’s blog post? I can’t wait to see what she stamped for us this month, click “next” button:

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Elizabeth Jeanne
Kirsteen Gill
Kathie Rotti 
Carolina Evans
Maria Willis
Bibi Cameron
Leanne Johnson
Melissa Thomas 
Steph Jandrow
Christine Pennington:
Siara
Deana Benson
Lynn Streifert  <<  YOU ARE HERE!

 

 

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June is an epic month! For each event a host has with $350 USD/$400 CAD or more in sales, that host will receive $35 USD/$40 CAD in Extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  Let me know if you want to book your very own New Catalog Launch Party!! I have several dates available!

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Also- don’t forget that my team and I are having our next BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) Sale on Wednesday June 8th from 6-9 pm at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church (816 Route 50 in Burnt Hills). We will have 7 demonstrators there selling their retired Stampin’ Up! stamps, ink, paper, punches, tools, ribbon, embellishments, dies and much more! The way our BOGO works is this- you go shop around the room, pick out all the things you want, you go to the check-out table and we total up your retired purchases. Then we give you your total to go sit at a New Catalog table and you get to pick out the equivalent in NEW catalog products!! WIN-WIN! (we just add tax/shipping on the new). This is our 5th time offering this sale, and it goes really well! We prefer cash for payment as it really helps us divide up the orders at the end of the night. We have a free gift for paying in cash- Hope you can make it!! 🙂

If you are thinking of orderinlynnsignatureg anything from my online store this month, please use Hostess Code: 92GFRW4G

I have a special Thank You card and surprise to mail to everyone who orders from me in May!

thank you for your support, I appreciate YOU!

~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

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

Stampin Friends Spring Hop…

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Hi there Stampin Friends! Welcome to our March Blog Hop featuring lots of Easter, Spring and soft pastel colors to inspire you! I can’t wait to see everyone’s creations! If you arrived from Leanne’s blog, WELCOME, and thank you for continuing with the blog hop! Isn’t she just amazing? I love her work- I love that her initials became her blog name “Literally My Joy”, isn’t that sweet? I got to meet Leanne last summer on my late night flight home from Convention in Salt Lake City, it was great meeting you Leanne! Hope to see you next month at OnStage!

We have three guest bloggers this month, be sure to check out their work (and remember to leave them a comment for the “Mystery Giveaway”):

  1. Barbara Welch
  2. Charlene Luks
  3. Cheryl Piotrowski

 

Ready to see what I have created for you this month? Here is an assortment of projects that I created for this theme of welcoming spring by using soft pastels:


First up a card using the stamp “swallowtail” from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog. I used my sponge daubers to sponge on pastel colors all over this butterfly. After I was happy with the color I hand cut this butterfly out, and using my bone folder, gave it some 3-D.



The colors are used on the butterfly are daffodil delight, pink pirouette, pear pizzazz, and on the whisper white background I sponged soft sky.


Next up I wanted to make another card using the Rose wonder bundle. This was a big hit at my stamp-a-stack  class last month. It is so easy to remove the Rose piece from the die with the help of the new die brush and sponge pad, what a fantastic tool!!


The past few cards I have made with this technique were birthday cards, but I needed a special Easter card so I changed it up. Can you see the glimmer? The clear wink of Stella pen helped to glam this card up! I made this card by using the negative space from the card stock as my stencil to sponge on the pink and green ink for the background underneath the rose die.

 

Next up is my 3-D project I knew immediately I wanted to try my hand at a project that Erika Cerwin featured last spring on her blog using the intricate butterfly dies here on the curvy keepsake box. She made them in a variety of colors and they’re so beautiful. I followed her video and just added the wink of Stella clear glimmer pen over the vellum butterfly and on the circles made with the stencil and Stampin’ marker- can you see it?


These little treat boxes will be perfect for Easter or any get together really.

So what did you think? I would love to hear from you, I adore reading all of your comments, it really makes my day!

Wishing you all a very Happy  St. Patrick’s Day! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and remember to leave a comment with the #SFMarhop to be entered into the drawing.

 

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I was so thrilled that one of MY customers, Sariah J., won the Mystery Give-away in February! She is still receiving her goodies, all the demonstrators in the blog hop mail the winner some crafty goodies! I can’t wait to see who wins in March! Just be sure to hop to every blogger, and enter the hashtag: #SFMarHop with your comment. It’s super fun!

 

Ready to go see the amazing Kirsteen Gill’s fabulous blog?? Me too… click the “next” button…

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Or, if you need to hop back and check out the talented Leanne Johnson, click the “previous” button…

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Refer to this list if you need to find anyone on the hop:

1. Melissa Thomas

2.  Cheryl

3. Steph Jandrow

4. Kathie Rotti

5. Barbara Welch 

6. Charlene Luks   

7. Carolina Evans

8. Leanne Johnson 

9. Lynn Streifert    <<<———— YOU ARE HERE!

10. Kirsteen Gill 

11. Elizabeth Jeanne

 

 

Here are the supplies I used for my three projects above:

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

Thanks so much for stopping by have a great day!

lynnsignature~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

**I have just a couple openings for March and April due to vacation plans/holidays…so contact me if you want to book a party: Sip & Stamp Parties, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Also, 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!

Black, White, & Whatever You Like, Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stampin Friends “Black and White and Whatever You Like” Blog Hop! If you arrived from Deana’s Blog, thank you for continuing with the hop! Don’t forget to click the Next Button below to check out Carolina’s  amazing creations. PLUS, keep reading for a chance to win a bunch of new crafty presents!

This month we are excited to have three Awesome Guest Hoppers that you should definitely check out:

1. Cindy Waldroff
2. Barbara Welch
3. Angela Carter

 

Ready to get started with my projects? The theme this month is “Black and White and Whatever You Like”…  there are so many awesome color schemes that coordinate nicely with black and white. I knew I wanted to use our brand new Sale-a-bration recent release of Pedal Pusher, and the last time I was on a bike was when I went to California in September on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip and we rented beach cruisers to ride along the boardwalk. One of the bicycles was this dreamy mint macaron color, so that’s what I decided to go with for my “whatever I like” color.  Once I started this idea, I started noticing this color trio everywhere!

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So this was my inspiration for my card creation for the blog hop!

 

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Luckily, as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I was able to pre-order the three new releases earlier this month, and had time to play with them all- and I just had to incorporate all three into this blog hop.

 

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I knew I wanted a pop of color, and our gorgeous washi tape did the trick!

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I knew I wanted it to be a birthday card, so the mini balloon punch and “It’s my party” enamel dots helped spruce it up.

 

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Then decided at the last minute to add some mini pearls too… what do you think?

Now to create a coordinating gift card holder…

 

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The new Metallics Glitter tape is a breeze to tear and use- no scissors needed! I love the shimmer and sparkle it adds to the mini treat bag holder.

 

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At first I planned to turn the bag on it’s side, but I didn’t really care for this orientation, so I turned it:

 

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Much better, don’t you think?

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Now for the inside- had to use the brand new set “Party Pants”… don’t you love that sentiment “put your party pants on”??? I love it!

 

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See what I mean? Black, white and mint are everywhere! (don’t you love this gorgeous kitchen? I am putting this on my bucket list!)

 

I hope you liked my projects today, don’t forget to enter to win our Mystery prize- giveaway:

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Continue on the hop and increase your chances of winning by commenting on everyone’s post! (be sure to include the hashtag: #SFFebHop in your comments! One lucky winner will receive the prize from all 15 of us bloggers (we will mail you the prize!).

 

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If for some reason the links don’t work correctly- here is the master list of everyone in the blog hop this month:

  1. Lynn Streifert — https://lynnzcrafters.com/2016/02/18/black-white-whatever-you-like-stampin-friends-blog-hop/
  2. Carolina Evans – http://studioevans.blogspot.com/2016/02/stampin-friends-february-blog-hop-black.html
  3. Elizabeth Jeanne — http://craftsbyhappystamper.com/2016/02/18/black-white-and-whatever-you-like-stampin-friends-blog-hop
  4. Kirsteen Gill http://www.creatinwithkirsteen.com/home/stampin-friends-february-hop
  5. Leanne Johnson http://literallymyjoy.blogspot.com/2016/02/sending-smiles.html
  6. Steph Jandrow — http://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/black-white-and-whatever-you-like-stampin-friends-blog-hop
  7. Barbara Welch – http://creativestampinspot.blogspot.com/2016/02/black-white-whatever-you-like-stampin.html
  8. Kathie Rotti – https://kathielovesstamping.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/black-white-and-whatever-you-like-sf-hop/
  9. Melissa Thomas- http://stampinbythesea.weebly.com/blog/stampin-friends-blog-hop-with-black-white-and-whatever-you-like
  10. Sarah Devendorf http://lovelettersillustrated.blogspot.com/2016/02/stampin-friends-february-hop.html
  11. Andrea Tucker http://onestampinmothertucker.blogspot.com/2016/02/stampin-friends-black-white-and.html
  12. Angela Carter  http://angelasinklink.com/blog-hop/
  13. Cindy Waldroff  http://stampingindixie.blogspot.com/2016/02/black-and-white-and-whatever-you-like.html
  14. Kim Smith – http://craftingbuddy.blogspot.com/2016/02/black-white-and-whatever-you-like.html
  15. Deana Benson – http://www.designcreativelybling.com/2016/02/stamppin-friends-black-white-whatever.html

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: TAWCQ9DC

Thanks so much for stopping by have a great day!

lynnsignature~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

**I have openings for many events, including: Sip & Stamp Parties, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Also, 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!