We Create Blog Hop- April 2016

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Hi there stamping friends! Welcome back to our monthly Step It Up Hop! We hope our hop style helps many different levels of stampers. Thank you for joining us this month. We hope you have a happy and creative one!! Can you believe it is April already, where did March go?? Last night was a flurry of activity getting in the last of our Sale-a-bration orders… what a great selection this year, don’t you think?

For April, since it is my favorite month of the whole year (it’s my birth-month and I’ve always enjoyed the change in weather, love SPRING!!), I decided to do several cards today featuring one of my favorite bundles from the Occasions 2016 Catalog. Can you guess which bundle?? It is the Rose Wonder Stamp Set with Rose Garden Thinlits Dies!! And you absolutely must have the awesome Big Shot Die Brush (to easily remove all the small cut pieces out of the rose and leaves).

I sadly am in need of many sympathy cards both to send and for my card racks and custom orders. Let me know which version you like the best.

 

First up, the simple card, with no embellishments, just used the cut out portion of the rose/leaf die as a stencil and sponged blackberry bliss and pear pizzazz ink on my plain whisper white cardstock. After I was done, I highlighted areas with the clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

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This version is plain and simple.

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Now to cut more rose/leaf combos, once in Blackberry Bliss card stock (I’m sure going to miss this color when it retires soon) and Pear Pizzazz. Cut leaves to piece together (like a little puzzle).

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Now to “Step it Up!” in the We Create Style!

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On this card, I added washi tape and ribbon to give it some more interest.

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Finally, had to add rhinestones- how do you like the big one in the middle?

There are hundreds of ways you can use this stamp set, it has been my “go-to” set this month for sympathy and thinking of you (and several birthday cards too).

SUPPLY LIST: (for all)

  • Stamp Sets: Rose Wonder (item#140697)
  • Ink Colors: Blackberry Bliss (#133642) and Pear Pizzazz (#131180)
  • Card Stock: Whisper White (#100730), Blackberry Bliss (#133675), and Pear Pizzazz (#131201)
  • Embellishments: Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, clear #141897, Washi (retired), Iced Rhinestones (#139637) and Rhinestone Basic Jeweks (#119246), and Pear Pizzazz Cotton Ribbon (#134562)
  • Big Shot Machine #113439, magnetic cutting pad #130658, precision base plate #139684, and big shot die brush set #140603

I would love to hear from you, what do you think of the Rose Wonder bundle? I’d also love to know what your favorite Sale-a-bration item was this year? Leave me a comment! thanks for visiting today, and Happy April!!

Ready to go see what Julie has in store for you?? ME too!

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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 April …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!

 

Creative Inking- March Hop!

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Hello stamping friends! Welcome to our March Creative Inking Blog Hop! The theme this month is #imbringingbirthdaysback (remember when I told you about the movement, the stamp, the mission?? (if not, click here to read the original post). I have to admit, I made a mistake by hitting publish (instead of “save”) back on March 12th- that was the day I was starting to put together the content for today’s post.  Once you publish a blog post, you can’t recall it (my only option was to edit or delete it) and I didn’t want to have to re-type that content again.  So now you already know about Shannon West’s creation and I can jump right into my birthday cards and projects for today!

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My three cards were inspired my the cute little 6″ x 6″ paper stack called “Have a Cuppa”, it coordinates with the new bundle “A Nice Cuppa” stamp set and “Cups and Kettles” framelits. I love the colors in this pad of paper: Basic Grey, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, and Whisper White. I started experimenting with the stamp set “Balloon Celebration” and the coordinating punch – the Balloon Bouquet Punch!

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I took a few hours to just play with the stamp set a few weeks ago, and played around with all the papers, all the stamps to come up with a coordinating set of cards that I could use for this blog post.

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Here’s a little secret- it took me about 6 tries before I got a card design I was happy with, here is a rejected card- see how the balloon strings don’t line up? I also didn’t like mixing the fine tip of the marker with the stamped image.

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Sometimes I play around and make lots of elements (ie: balloons) and then play around with various backgrounds until I’m happy with it. Here you can see the two-step stamped images with the large and small balloons from this bundle. Notice the watercolor wash background? That is pool party ink watercolored onto the shimmer white cardstock. I thought it would pop.

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I loved how this idea came out, notice the thin silver metallic thread? I started using it under the balloon punch-outs, then decided to use it for the balloon strings and bow, I really liked how this came out, what do you think?

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Decided to keep this first card CAS (clean and simple). Love the colors together, didn’t even use the DSP on this card!

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Here is my first card stamped with the #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp! Love it! Shout out to my downline Sharon, she stayed up until 2 am EST the day Stampin’ Up! launched the sale of this stamp, so she could order it for me, what a great friend! Thanks Sharon!

 

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Next up, this card uses the same Pool Party watercolor wash on shimmer white paper, but decided to try the bunch of balloons out of the DSP and stamped images. What do you think of the mixture?

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decided to stamp a sweet little balloon inside this card with the #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp.

 

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Last, but not least, tried the cloud stamps and added some bling with the bermuda bay sequin trim glued down strategically.

 

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! I appreciate your comments!

Are you ready to go see what the super talented Phyllis has come up with this month? Just click the “next” button below:

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Or if you missed Colleen’s awesome post and want to hop back to see it, click the “prior” button:

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Here are the supplies I used for the three cards:

 

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 April …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!

Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies- You need this bundle!

Hey there stamping friends!

I wanted to share with you one of my club cards that I came up with this month for my monthly clubs. The ladies all loved this card, and it’s not just for birthdays! I said it in my title, but honestly- these dies are a GAME Changer in card making! Want to step up the inside of your cards? This is your ticket!

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Images ©Stampin’ Up!

By Lynn Streifert

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Images ©Stampin’ Up!

By Lynn Streifert

Here’s a fun video to show you just how to use them:

 

What do you think? It was fun to tape some scraps of colored cardstock behind the words “Hip Hip Hooray!”

I love to read all your comments, so please leave me a comment! I’d love to hear what you think.

thanks so much for visiting my blog today, I hope you have a wonderful day!

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!

 

Lots of Love! Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop! 

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Hello! Welcome to the Stampin Friends New 2016 Blog Hop! I was so thrilled to be selected to be a part of this wonderful blog hop! You are not going to believe the talent from these Stampin Friends! (we are a group on Facebook as well- check us out if you want more inspiration!) If you arrived from Kathie’s Blog, thank you for continuing with the hop! Don’t forget to click the “Next Button” below to check out Siara’s amazing creations. PLUS, keep reading for a chance to win a bunch of new crafty presents!  Also this month we are excited to have three Awesome Guest Hoppers that you should definitely check out:

1. Siara Acdal

2. Steph Jandrow

3. Mandy Reedyk

 

This month our theme is “Lots of Love!” Well, I don’t know about you, but that has me thinking of Valentine’s Day and sharing some hand-made cards and gifts with the ones I love. I hope you like my projects! Did you notice one of Stampin’ Up!’s newest stamp sets in the 2016 Occasions Catalog called “Beautiful Ride”? The second I saw this stamp set, I just knew I needed it, I had a total flashback to all the old Herbie movies by Disney. Remember watching “Wonderful World of Disney” on Sunday nights?

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Of course one of my favorite “Herbie” movies was Herbie Fully Loaded, with Lindsay Lohan in 2005 (it feels like just last year- not 11 years ago I saw this with my niece).

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I have been a huge Disney fan all my life, and so are my nieces and nephews. So I thought they would love a Herbie valentine card and gift card holder.

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I used so many new Stampin’ Up! products for these two projects, there is a complete supply list of everything down at the bottom of the page.

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I used a retired stamp for the “happy valentine’s day” sentiment- remember “Good Greetings” from last year? Well, it was too big to fit in the washi label punch- so I “extended” it- by slipping in the paper you can trim the ends and get the same washi label look.

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Since Herbie the love bug was a pale yellow (remember “barely banana”? that would have been a perfect color to match the original Herbie).  I used So Saffron and fussy cut the car out. Colored the wheels in with my black stampin’ write marker. Notice the shimmer on the windows? That is my new favorite – the Wink of Stella glimmer pen (clear). I just love how instantly it makes everything sparkle- and NO DRYING time! Love IT!!

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When I got the card to this point I wondered how to enhance it- so I stepped it up a bit:

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What do you think of this version?

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Had to decorate the inside! love the stamps in the new “Going Global” stamp set! Perfect for Valentine’s day.

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Custom insert to hold a gift card, for inside the Mini Treat Bag.

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Well, that is my contribution to the January edition of the Stampin Friends Blog Hop. What do you think?

 

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WAIT! There’s more! Do you love crafty supplies?!?  If so, comment with the hashtag #‎SFJanHop‬ here on my blog.  One lucky commenter will win an awesome crafty present from every blogger! You can enter by commenting once on every blog hop post. That means you have 15 chances to win 15 crafty prizes!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!! Would you please leave me a comment? (I like to hear about YOU, where you’re from, what did you like about my projects, or feedback always helps too!) If you’re ready to go check out Siara Acdal’s post, click the “next” button here:

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and if you want to go back to check out Kathie Rotti’s post- click the “previous” button here:

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If, for some reason the buttons don’t work and you want to hop around all 15 sites, here is the complete list of all the blogs:

Name — Link

  1. Elizabeth Jeanne – http://craftsbyhappystamper.com/2016/01/21/lots-of-love-stampin-friends-blog-hop-with-blog-candy
  2. Steph Jandrow – http://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/lots-of-love-stampin-friends-blog-hop
  3. Leanne Johnson – http://literallymyjoy.blogspot.com/2016/01/lots-of-love-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  4. Mandy Reedyk – http://mandyreedyk.blogspot.com/2016/01/stampin-friends-january-2016-blog-hop.html
  5. Carolina Evans – http://studioevans.blogspot.com/2016/01/stampin-friends-january-blog-hop-lots.html
  6.  Deana Benson- http://www.designcreativelybling.com/2016/01/stampin-friends-lots-of-love-blog-hop.html
  7. Melissa Thomas- http://stampinbythesea.weebly.com/blog/stampin-friends-blog-hop-lots-of-love
  8. Kirsteen Gill – http://www.creatinwithkirsteen.com/home/stampin-friends-january-hop-lots-of-love
  9. Kathie Rotti –https://kathielovesstamping.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/stampin-friends-lots-of-love-hop/
  10. Lynn Streifert – http://wp.me/p3eRQX-1s3  **** YOU ARE HERE!!!
  11. Siara Acdal – http://www.siarasweetsensations.com/2016/01/stampin-friends-lots-of-love-blog-hop.html
  12. Andrea Tracy-Tucker –http://onestampinmothertucker.blogspot.com/2016/01/stampin-friends-lots-of-love-blog-hop.html
  13. Sarah Devendorf – http://lovelettersillustrated.blogspot.com/2016/01/stampin-friends-lots-of-love-january-hop.html
  14. Andrea Pancrazio – http://www.andreascardshop.com/new-blog-avenue/2016/1/stampin-friends-lots-of-love-blog-hop
  15. Kim Smith – http://craftingbuddy.blogspot.com/2016/01/stampin-friends-january-lots-of-love.html

 

Don’t forget our AWESOME Weekly Deals! Every Tuesday through the following Monday we have some products at 25% original retail price. Here are the newest Weekly Deals:

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You can order any of the products I used for my projects- just click on the photo and it will take you directly to my online store. Or feel free to call, text, email or message me if you need help or if you “don’t do Online Shopping” (believe me I understand and I’m here to help you get all the goodies you need!). If you don’t have the Wink of Stella Glimmer brush yet, hurry and order it today- you will thank me for it!!

Don’t forget you get a FREE Exclusive gift for every $50 order you place with me- it is our annual Sale-A-Bration Event! Customers, Hostesses, New Recruits who join, and Demonstrators all receive bonus rewards from now through March 31st, 2016. The catalog is available on my sidebar. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Last, but not least- don’t forget you can order a 3 month pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription and receive a free Sale-a-bration gift. It is actually on sale for just $55! You can pre-order the three month subscription by clicking the picture below, and you can activate it at any time you want! I LOVE my monthly craft kit in the mail- it is so much fun! I take it to the Senior Center when I make cards with the ladies, and I often use them with my Girl Scout troop/unit and when ever I need something quick.

 

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I just received my January kits this month (I always order 3 kits each month)- can’t wait to play with these fun Valentines!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: BAMUEFYP (unless your order is $150 or more, then don’t use the hostess code- you will earn your own rewards for your order). 

~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