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Creative Inking Spooky Fun!

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Hi there friends,

Life has sure thrown my family and I some major curve balls… It has been an emotional roller coaster and to think one month ago today my mother went to the hospital because she was feeling nauseous and had back pain. It is scary to realize that she is filled with cancer. Her hospital bed arrived yesterday, and we are so thankful that her nursing services, home health aide and other hospice services have begun. Then, with my sister-in-law’s recent hospitalization with a severe Crohn’s flair-up, I have not had much energy or time for stamping. Thank you for those who have contacted me and are keeping in touch. We appreciate your kind words, prayers and sweet gestures. So, although I haven’t created recently, I didn’t want to miss another blog hop with these wonderful ladies, and I remembered my swap card I made for a recent swap by mail which fit the theme “Spooky Fun”! I hope you enjoy my card.




I had fun watercoloring our shimmer white paper with old olive reinker on the bottom, and smoky slate on the top of the piece. Then I stamped the haunted house from “Halloween Scares”  in memento black ink when it was bone dry. I colored in the windows and doors with a Stampin’ Marker.


I also used a scrap of the Shimmer white for my vampire and “headstone” with the greeting from the stamp set “Suite Seasons”. I love how the elegant eggplant is so deep and rich, and goes well with the pumpkin pie, old olive and delightful dijon markers to color in each word on the stamp. The new cookie cutter punch made this a breeze to pop out.


You can see that I added a witch and some ghosts, this time I used the stamp set “Spooky Fun” to pull in the other elements.


You can’t forget to decorate the inside- I made a mummy (From “Cookie Cutter Halloween”) and added bats and the saying from “Spooky Fun” .


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today- if you need to see the supplies I used, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post.


Also, I am organizing a fund raiser for my sister-in-law Kathy, you can read more about it here:


Are you ready to go see what the amazing Sandy has prepared for us, then click the next button below:

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If you need to go back and revisit Kristine’s blog, please click the previous button:

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Here are the supplies I used for today’s projects:

Thank you for reading my blog post, for your support and understanding.

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~Lynn Streifert

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Witches Hat Class… (Black Cat not included)

Hi friends! I’m thrilled to show you our beautiful new witches hat kit by Stampin’ Up! This beautiful new kit is available on September 1 when our new holiday catalog launches. 

I have scheduled one class- Wednesday September 9 at 6:30 pm. Class registration fee is $35 and includes the kit, I will supply all the stamps and inks needed, and since you’ll have extra parts from your kit you can make two cards as well (if you want, or your extra leaves, acorns and card stock pieces could be turned into a cute Halloween or fall banner). Also, I will have healthy snacks and beverages. 


 To reserve your spot in this class I must receive your payment of $35 by August 31 as I am ordering these kits on September 1 when the catalog goes live. (Cash, check or credit card). 

You will need your scissors, bone folder, green glue, and dimensionals for this class. 

*Black cat not included (he sure is cute though, right?) 

I hope you have an awesome day thanks for stopping by my blog today!


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Fall Fest was a Blast!



Last night I had the pleasure of helping out at Glendaal Elementary School’s Annual Fall Fest! I decided to have the kids decorate the fancy favor box die with Halloween stamps and punch art.



The boxes were a big hit! I had over 60 kids come make one! I could not believe how many cute costumes there were! There was a pie eating contest, crockpot cook-off, photo booth, races and games in the gym, cookie decorating, cider and donuts, and more crafts. The organizers did a great job, I was super impressed!


So thankful for these awesome helpers, they are in the Give Program at the high school and came to help out as volunteers! I could not have done this project without them! Thanks ladies!


How cute is this Trio from Frozen? I had to burst into “Let it Go”…. Got a few chuckles…


Greta was a great helper too, she made lots of boxes up to help others and she was right there to give a hand. She is one of the cadets in our girl scout troop, so proud of her!






How cute is this mother-daughter duo? They found a quiet corner to work together on a cute Halloween box!




These boys were awesome, they had great ideas and seemed to be in “awe” of the bat punch! Their boxes were unique and they even came up with a handle!



I love seeing girls and boys having fun with crafts, and boy were some of these kids creative!

Do you have a special Halloween tradition? I’m looking forward to a fun Halloween with the kids next Friday!

If you love Halloween as much as I do, you might want to check out the Clearance Rack, there are several items there for your Halloween crafts- you can stock up for next year!

Have a nice weekend, thanks for stopping by to read my blog today!



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~Lynn Streifert

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