Inspire.Create.Share.2014- Post 5-The Make-and-Takes were Amazing!! (Spoiler Alert for September Paper Pumpkin!)

Hi Stamping Friends!

Are you enjoying all the photos from Convention?? It’s going to be really hard to decide what ones to print for my Project Life album I’m going to make, and I’m also thinking that while MDS Professional Printing is 20% off this month, I might as well make a little brag book of the trip too, right? Decisions, decisions- so hard sometimes! Actually- that was a problem I encountered in Salt Lake City last week- too many decisions to make! What classes to attend, where to eat, what sessions to go to?? It was kinda overwhelming at times, and a few times I found myself almost frozen with indecision- “someone else decide- I’ll go with the flow” soon became my mantra- for it was easier and helped me stay calm. I think I’ll be better prepared next year- as I’ll know what the huge crowds will feel like, and I hope to be in much better shape next year- working on it day by day!

Here are some of the new products we were able to play with, as well as some of the projects we were able to make:

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This duo was actually made by Amye (as I forgot elements of my kit back in the hotel so I didn’t make this card set at Convention), do you like it? All our stampers attending our Stamp-a-Stack event on Monday night will get to make one version of this card- the simple version on the left or the stepped up version on the right (with some minor substitutions for the clip)

 

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I don’t know about you- but I am super duper excited about the September Paper Pumpkin kit! See those cute burlap bags, orange sequin trim, mini clothespins, and stamp set?! This is going to be a popular one for sure- and hey- if you’re not a subscriber yet and you want to be sure to get this great set- sign up by August 10th and you’ll get the  August kit (we also got to see it but not play with it- it is an awesome versatile birthday set) and September kit for HALF OFF (new subscribers).

Remember that I have a Paper Pumpkin Thank You Party- I will run my report each month, I’ll see who purchased the monthly kit- and then you will receive an email from me with the details of the Free Party! Next one is August 20th!! (You will need to have signed up or pre-ordered your kit by August 10th to get the invite for this one).  What do you think of the little burlap treat bags?? Cute right? If you don’t celebrate Halloween, there is a stamp that says “Eat Something Sweet” with this set. Amye, Jamie and I decided to make ours all up differently to show you the versatility of the stamps and stickers that come in this kit!  I will be having a Paper Pumpkin Party in September- right now I’m looking at 9/24, but I do want to wait a bit and see if Wednesdays will work for my subscribers.

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Amye, Val and I went to a “Master Class” with the Watercolor Wonder Simply Created Kit that will premiere in the new Holiday Catalog on August 28th. I am planning a class with this kit- it is so versatile and awesome!!

Stampin’ Up! is having a little contest on Pinterest and the card that gets the most “Pins” and “Likes” is going to win some amazing prizes- hope you would consider helping me out by voting for my card:

If you already “Pinned” and “Liked” it- many thanks! If you want to “Send” the card to anyone to vote-I’d be happy about that too!

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Project Life insert! Love this 6×8″ size!! (I made my  niece a big 12×12″ album for a graduation present, but I can see that this smaller size would be perfect for vacations, special occasions where you aren’t trying to insert 400 photos or more!!)  Notice anything new??? That’s right- we are coming out with a new handheld stapler- and our new Blendabilities markers can color the staples! Talk about coordination!! Love it, so easy to use!

 

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This one I’m going to use for my Convention x Project Life x Stampin’ Up! Album!

 

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These little journals made an appearance in the new Annual Catalog- they come in a two pack! (They used to be in the Paper Pumpkin “Try it Kit” but they decided to just bring over the journals as they were widely popular)! Brandi Barnard taught us several awesome tricks on how to cut this baby in half to make 2 mini notebooks out of one! So cute! Great for anyone in direct sales who needs to keep a notebook in the car to track mileage! Or for you to take to the doctor’s office to jot down notes so you don’t forget what the doctor says to you! (at least that’s how I’m going to use mine!)

 

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Many of you have been asking if Stampin’ Up! was going to introduce any new tools or products, well I’m happy to say that after the huge success of the Envelope Punch Board, we once again teamed up with an awesome company and are launching the new Gift Box Punch Board when our Holiday Catalog goes live on August 28th!! It comes with directions/dimensions to make at least 15 different size boxes from 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ (used a 6 x 6″ piece of paper for the one I am holding) all the way up to a 12″ x 12″ piece of paper/card stock to make a 4″ x 4″ x 4″ box. I say “at least 15 size boxes” because I’m sure some genius mathematician or engineer has figured out how to make more than square boxes out of this baby. Want to get your hands on this ASAP?? I am taking “Pre-Orders” for the Gift Box Punch Board- it is $19.95 plus tax/shipping/handling which will be $23.71 total. I am going to accept pre-orders and payment for these up to August 25th (checks and cash will be deposited on 8/26 so the payment is in my account by the date I order- August 28th) – if you want to be sure to get your order in before they run out of stock (remember what happened last year when the Envelope Punch Board launched?? Back order status within the first month)- Let me know if you want “IN” on this new tool!! For everyone who pre-orders this Gift Box Punch Board from me, I have a free class on September 18th where I will teach you all the ways to use your new board! If you can’t make the class- you can make arrangments to pick up your punch board and I will email you the PDF tutorial of tips and tricks for using your new tool!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I met these ladies while waiting in line to use the new gift box punch board- they are from Syracuse and Utica, NY! Small world! Hi Marilyn, Jan and Virginia- I hope to stay in touch with you and meet up with you again sometime! You helped the time go by quickly while waiting in line!

 

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Here is a somewhat close up of this awesome new tool in action!

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I learned an important “tip” from one of the concept artists and an SU employee who has had lots of time to practice with this new tool! Can’t wait to share lots of tips and tricks with you!! Can’t wait to get this in your hands!

 

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I also got to color with some experts on Blendabilities! Learned a lot of tips and tricks for using these new alcohol markers! Have planned my reward class for all those who ordered the Blendabilities Bundle deal through me- will email you all to see if the date works for you, stay tuned!

 

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Also new in the Holiday Catalog is this amazing bundle! The Wonderous Wreath Stamp Set is in Photopolymer (they explained the strategy behind Photopolymer at convention- it is being used for all the two step stamping or when there will be a need to layer. Also, alphabet stamps are all going to be photopolymer from now on too. They made an announcement that they are going to launch each new monthly set on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and they are going to guarantee availability for at least 6 months! That will help me plan classes and event better- twice the set I purchased sold out before I ever got to use it, but now that won’t happen, yippee!

Notice anything else in this photo above? the Wreath stamp set and framelits will have tabs for ease in lining up- no more time wasted trying to line up the framelits with the stamped image, love it!

 

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I am going to turn this into a card, will post when done!

 

The rest of these cards were given to me by very generous, friendly demonstrators… I ran out of time and never got my swaps done- and when these kind people found out- they gave me their swaps anyway! WOW- I was just blown away- that is so selfless, and I am deeply grateful to Meg, Kristen, Amanda, Joanne, and Amye for sharing with me! Thanks so much guys- it really means a lot to me! I love these cards!

 

 

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Well, I think that’s about it now, thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a great day!

Lynn

 

 

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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Inspire.Create.Share.2014 Post 3- The Stampin’ Up! Rock Stars!

Hi again, Happy Wednesday! Today’s blog post is about all the wonderful “Rock Stars” I met on my little trip to Salt Lake City! No, not Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan or Jason Aldean; but I got to meet some Stampin’ Up! Rock Stars and Inspiring People!! In no particular order (other than when I met them on the trip):

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Patty Bennett! She is a top demonstrator from California, I have been following her blog for years! She is so talented, and so is her husband (many of you ask where I got my heat tool stand and my spritzer stand- it is from Patty’s husband Eric!)

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It was a thrill to introduce Patty to my downline too!

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Meg Loven! Not only was she sweet to talk to, and how cute are her team hats?? (They lit up at night!) but when she asked to swap with me, and I explained how I ran out of time and didn’t bring any swaps with me to SLC 😦 well, she just gave me one of hers! How sweet?!! and here she is with the uber talented Mary Ellen Stites, I’ve followed her “Create with M.E.” on facebook since I became a demonstrator!!

IMG_1001Sydney Douglass! She is Shelli Gardner’s granddaughter, and daughter of Sara and Sean Douglass. I was so impressed to hear her speak at my last Leadership Conference and was delighted to be able to meet her and talk with her at Convention. She is humble, gracious, beautiful, talented and kind.

 

 

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The funny and amazing Connie Stewart! Dania (my upline) had introduced me to Connie at my first leadership a few years ago, so now I was happy to introduce her to my two downline! Connie is the creator of the “Flashcard” technique that I have used several times in my clubs and my own crafting!

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Jake the Distribution Director/Manager! Without his awesomeness, we wouldn’t receive our Stampin’ Up! goodies in such organized boxes! What a warehouse! Jake gave us quite an education when we toured the Home Office!

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Tami White! She is super sweet, here she is with her downline from Hawaii to Alaska!  Tami is the 4th of five total $1 million achievers!

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Janet Wakeland! She started a private Facebook group and allows demonstrators from all levels to join and converse and share ideas! I have learned so much and have been inspired by the sharing of projects, worksheets, tips and tricks by Janet and so many others on her page. We had a nice chat about Facebook, dogs (German Shorthair pointers to be exact), and Paper Pumpkin!!

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Amye and I got to take a Master Class (you will LOVE the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit!!) taught by the amazingly talented Shannon West and after the class we got to chat with Shannon and Andrea Withers, another uber talented SU employee who also did some amazing presentations! Although I doubt they remember me from Leadership, it was a thrill to introduce Amye to them. (Jamie took a different class that night).

 

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Glenda Travelstead!! We ate dinner at the same restaurant one night, actually ran into her on the street walking over to Red Rock, a yummy pub with an amazing menu. Nice visit- talked about the Twilight bond we share 😉

 

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Dawn Bourgette! She was the first Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I started following on Instagram, and she shared many tips and tricks with me along the way! It was so awesome to meet and chat with Dawn!

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Pam Morgan! I ran into her in the “Recognition Room”- a special jazzy place I was able to enter since I was celebrating a Milestone (5 year anniversary with SU!) We had a nice long chat about Project Life and I told her how I used it last weekend for my niece’s graduation party- she was so kind and gracious and supportive! thanks Pam!

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Lisa Pretto, Brian King and Justin Krieger! This trio is so talented, successful and they were super nice to stop and chat with me! Lisa started a special group on Facebook for demonstrators all over the world called “Ink Big” and she is always so quick to respond to a question or comment! I am planning to take one of her training classes in the near future!

 

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Frenchie!! (Her real name is France Martin, but she is French, and her nickname is Frenchie!) Amye got to swap with her, how cool?!

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Lyssa Zwolanek! She is super generous- she has a blog for demonstrators with advice and strategies and she is so kind! It was great to meet her too!

 

Well, I do have to admit that I was a touch disappointed that we couldn’t meet Shelli or Sara, I really wanted Jamie and Amye to meet them! Sara just had an emergency appendectomy last week and was supposed to “take it easy” and Shelli always had a huge crowd around her anytime I spotted her. Oh well, hopefully next time.

The folks I”ve featured here are so talented, and I thought you would like to see the “Rock Stars” I got to meet!

Come back tomorrow for some pictures of all the display boards!

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today! I hope you have a great day!

Lynn