CenterStage Fun at Epcot And Day 1 at OnStage!

Hi everyone, I have been so busy getting ready for our huge 30th anniversary celebration for Stampin’ Up! but I have a little time before I head to the airport so thought I would share some photos with you. This was one of my gifts that I made for my team who came down to Orlando with me. I found the font online it’s called Waltograph. I knew we would be getting a new bag and wanted them to have bag tags.

this is my friend Sue, so glad to run into you! We used to be in a blog hop together, thanks for the hug my friend!

On Wednesday we headed right to check in to get our wristbands, bags and gifts (thank you Susan for taking my things back to the hotel for me!) and hop on a bus to head to Epcot, Stampin’ Up! gifted us a free day at Epcot and had a special dessert and announcements in the evening right before the fireworks. It was so magical to spend that day with my friend and downline, Lisa, (It was her promotion in August that triggered my promotion to gold), and it was a true blessing to be recognized and rewarded for that while we were here. Two of my downline, Tiffany and Amye coordinated to be at Epcot that day it was great to catch up with them while we were there and so many other demonstrators celebrating too!

Thank you Lisa for my golden Minnie ears, I will treasure them! We had a wonderful meal in Mexico for lunch, and then in morocco for dinner. Thank you for your generosity!

We received so many wonderful gifts from Stampin’ Up! they had fabulous stamping projects for us to make during our lunch time. They had a timeline of all 30 years of the Stampin Up company around the room, it was great to read about all the milestones.

we are so excited about the new products that will be coming in the occasions catalog, and the new Sale-a-Bration offerings are fantastic, you will love them all! These two new catalogs will launch on January 3rd.

Well that is it for today, be sure to check back tomorrow when I will have another post about Day 2!

I would love to read your comments!

Thanks so much!

Lynn Streifert, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

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~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com
Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun 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!

Creative Inking- Thankfulness Blog Hop

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Hello Again,

I was in two blog hops that happened to fall on the same day, today! And our theme here with the Creative Inking crew is also Thankfulness… it is such a great theme, and I am full of thankfulness- for my loving family, the doctors and nurses and medical staff who have helped us with my sweet mother’s battle with cancer and my sister-in-law’s battle with Crohn’s disease. The past two months have been a whirlwind of emotions and change for our family, but through it all our faith is sustained. I have needed a lot of cards to express my thanks, if you saw my post this morning, I used my beloved owl punch to create a card and little house. Now tonight, I’m featuring two simple fall cards that you could customize for any occasion!

Today’s card is for the Community Hospice staff who have given my mother such excellent care, just wanted to create something to tell them how much they are appreciated. I hope my card inspires you- is there someone you’d like to thank? I’d love to help you create a special, individualized card of appreciation.

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
I was so very happy that the Vintage Leaves stamp set from last year’s Holiday catalog carried over to our new 2016-17 Annual Catalog. These leaves are so versatile and there are thousands of ideas on Pinterest with this set. The coordinating Leaflets Framelits dies make cutting a piece of cake with the big shot. (List of supplies is below).  I love this color palette: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Garden Green. (I water-colored the die cut leaves to give them more texture and definition and so they would “pop”).

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This technique is pretty simple, just water color (I used our Aqua Painters) the same color ink that you used to stamp the image. It fills in nicely on the leaves. Be careful to not “over-saturate” the image as this is our very vanilla cardstock- just go over once, or the paper will “pill”. For this card I added a mason jar from “Jars of Love” bundle, I have been noticing lots of different colored canning jars out there. What do you think of this version?

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!

Don’t worry about going outside the lines, you’re going to cut them out anyway. Isn’t coloring relaxing?

Are you ready to go see what the amazing Sandy Mott has created this month? Me too, just click the “next” button below:

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Or if you need to hop backwards, here’s the link for Kristine’s blog, just click the “prior” button below:

 

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

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment – just scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and you will see a box that says “Leave a Reply”… I do have to approve all comments (too many spammers out there, sorry). Thanks, have a great evening!

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~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

 

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!

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Stampin Friends Blog Hop- Thank You!

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Welcome to our October Blog Hop!! This month our theme is Thanks, Thanksgiving, and Thankfulness. I have needed a lot of Thank You cards lately, and I wanted to showcase a card and project that might inspire you too! As always, everything is available in my online store, and I’m happy to help you if you need anything, let me know!

As you know, I am involved in four blog hops with four different groups of stampers. Today it just so happens that two of the hops coincide- I worried about this happening…. but if you want to see more on this theme, come back tonight at 9 PM eastern time and you’ll see some more projects!

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
Everyone knows how much I love owls, right? Well, today’s projects feature my beloved owls.

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
The card is made with the new hostess set from the 2016 Holiday Catalog called “Cozy Critters”. I pulled in the tree stump from Foxy  Friends so my little fox would have someplace to sit. Guess what I used for the owl’s eyes? The 1/8″ hand-held punch worked perfectly for the smallest pieces. (The scarves on both the owl and fox were hand-cut).  And the greeting is from “Acorny Thank You” that carried over from last year.

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
I wanted my little owl house to be cute and woodsy, I started by just stamping the door on my piece with the hardwood background stamp in Early Espresso ink on my crumb cake cardstock. (First I cut the two pieces from Home Sweet Home thinlits dies. Use post-it notes to mask off so ink doesn’t get on the house).

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
Use our wonderful Tear-n-Tape to assemble your little houses, you don’t want them popping open or falling apart. Love our heavy duty double sided Tear-n-Tape for projects like this!! I made a custom roof so it would look more rustic.

by Lynn Streifert www.Lynnzcrafters.com ©Stampin' Up!
The August  Paper Pumpkin kit had these adorable wooden accent pieces, I thought they added a nice touch to my little fall project, what do you think?

It’s a little retro-Vintage looking, do you agree?

Don’t forget to enter the contest for our Mystery Giveaway- be sure to leave me a comment. I love to hear from you!
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Are you ready to go see what the amazing Melissa T. has ready for us? click the next button:

 

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Or, do you need to hop back to check out what Twila made this month?

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Here’s the order of the hop if you need to go back and visit someone:
  1. Lynn Streifert <<< You are HERE!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! Hope you can come back tonight for another post! Have a great day!

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~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

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!

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Creative Inking Blog Hop- Favorite New Accessory

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Hello Stamping Friends!

I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend! I am so happy to say I am on vacation, love the “extra time” for that 2nd cup of coffee, chatting with friends on the phone and not feeling rushed, had a 2 day indoor garage sale, and yes- lots of Stamping!! I am so thrilled to back for another 6 months with these awesome, creative, and fun Demonstrators in our next round of Creative Inking Blog Hops! This month the theme is “Favorite New Accessory” from the 2015-16 Annual Catalog. It sure was a close tie for first place, but I decided to feature the new Expressions Natural Elements, our new little wooden cut-outs that are a dream to use (sponge, spritz, emboss or leave plain!)  They are item #138395 and just $5 for a pack of 15 elements; you receive 5 each of three greetings: “Celebrate”, “Congrats” and “Thanks”. These are a great bargain and really add a nice touch to those special cards, or gift packaging. Here are just a few examples of how I have used these awesome little accessories. I hope you enjoy my creations and feel free to leave me a comment- I love to hear from you all!

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Don’t you love the font?? I just went “gaga” for it when I saw it in the demo sneak peek!!

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Stampin’ Up! has some great samples for us, how inspirational!

 

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Simple, but sweet, don’t you agree?

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The other day we had a retirement party for one of my staff and I made the tag for her “big group gift” from all of us, the “Congrats” element just made this jumbo tag extra sweet, I think.

 

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This card is one of my July club creations, I had so much fun designing this card for my club ladies. We had just learned about the “faux patina” technique at a downline get-together earlier this month, and I am crazy about the new stamp set “Awesomely Artistic” (item #139950 for clear mount). I used Island Indigo ink to sponge some color on my element, but some of the club ladies used the gold embossing powder to emboss their words, stunning! So I decided to try some too.

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Just dip the word into Versamark ink pad (I have some craft tweezers I use to keep my fingers clean), then pour gold embossing powder over and heat emboss like you would paper… just use the tweezers again to hold/anchor the little words so they don’t fly all over the place.

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So not only did I emboss the word in gold embossing powder, but I added our new gold metallic thread (I love this stuff!) and also stepped up the dragonfly with a layer of vellum wings.

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Here’s a close up of the dragonfly, use glue dots, it’s so much easier to hold this together!
Well, what did you think of MY favorite new accessory?? What is YOUR favorite? Can’t wait to hear from you!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today- keep on hopping around to see 11 other demonstrators….

 

Ready to see what the phenomenal  Phyllis Shepherd has for you? Just click the “next” button:

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Or, if going back is your thing, go check out what the creative Colleen Vassos has to show you, click the “prior” button:

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Have a wonderful day!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have an awesome day!

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~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”

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

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die- I love it!!

Hi there stamping friends- did you get shoveled out? I don’t know about you, but I was glad the meteorologists were off with their predictions! Back to stamping news, boy I can’t say enough about these new adorable thinlits dies for your Big Shot machine!

(Don’t have a big shot yet?? Now is a great time to give Stampin’ Up! starter kit a try- get your big shot and grab some dies or folders- contact me and I can help you figure out how to get the MOST product you possibly can!)

 

Here is our cute little mini treat bag we featured at our Stamping Event last Saturday- we used the new Sale-a-bration Paper for a fun festive look:

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I am always inspired, and slightly in awe, of the Artisan Design Team at Stampin’ Up! this year they have an international group of demonstrators and some of them recently shared their mini treat bag creations, so I thought I’d share with you, what do you think? I think you need this die- it is a must have for all your upcoming holidays and parties!

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This set was created by the very talented German demonstrator Barbara Meyer, I might not be able to read her blog, but I sure can admire (and CASE) her projects. Love it!

 

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The uber talented Mercedes Weber created these fun bags, I even love how she photographs her work, stunning! I must try the vellum for these bags, genius!

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Look at how Cindy Schuster turned the mini-treat bag into a gift card holder- wowza, if you didn’t want it before, I bet you want it now, am I right? Just make an insert to fit inside this bag and glue dot (or make tabs) to hold your gift card! Super smart Cindy!!

 

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Last but certainly not least is this cute trio from the amazing Sarah Sagert. Love her work, and boy- aren’t these cute for Valentine’s treats?? I can’t tell if she used a thin butcher type paper (like the paper SU used to put in our orders for packing) or if it is our crumb cake card stock, maybe I’ll go to her blog and ask her.

so what do you think? Need it? Hope so, let me know, I have an order going in on Friday 1/30 after work. Or link up to the order from my online website by using the hostess code below, order will ship directly to you.

 

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If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use the Hostess Code: PQ7ZS6YX

~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 http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com Please be sure to type my name in the sign up page (as your demonstrator) 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 Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

Last Chance to Sign Up for a Fun Morning of Stamping!!

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Hi There Stamping Friends!!

I hope you are staying warm… brrrr it sure is cold!  We are bringing you another fun stamping event next Saturday January 24th from 10 am to Noon at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church on Rt. 50 in Burnt Hills. This event is perfect for children (age 6 and above) as well as new stampers! It is only $10 cost for 4 amazing projects (3 all occasion cards- many greetings will be available and one treat holder- too cute for words!!) We are going to offer a $5 discount to anyone who orders a minimum order with us that day.

We will have LOTS of samples of all new cards and 3D objects made with products from our new Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs!! You will be so amazed by some of these projects- bring your camera!

We will have cookies and water bottles for refreshments.

We have extended the registration deadline to Sunday 1/18 at 6 pm. Please contact me if you would like to attend. I am cutting and doing all the prep on Monday (1/19). I don’t like to waste paper, so I don’t prep more than I need.

Also- we will have some specials that day- anyone who signs up to be a demonstrator and joins my team will get their fee refunded and earn free classes, apron, products on top of the kit that is on sale! So many perks for joining at this time of year!

the final count will determine which cards we make- I want to keep things quick and simple… so far the one at the top is a definite (you can make with a butterfly or bird) and here are a couple other contenders:

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The treat holder can be customized to be birthday, valentine’s or “just for you”. What do you think??

There will be handmade door prizes as well!

Let me know if you have any questions! Hope YOU can join us!! Beat the winter blues, and come stamp with us!

thanks,
Lynn

Inspire. Create. Share. 2014 Post 2

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I’m home!!!!!!!!!!!  Did you miss me??? I’m sure your inbox was sad I wasn’t posting every day- mental note- next year I’m taking my own laptop to convention! That’s right- you heard me, I’m planning a trip next summer back to Salt Lake City! Once you’ve experienced the fantastic city, the warm people, the generosity of Stampin’ Up! Company and Staff, you’ll know what I mean! I can’t believe I waited this long to go!! (Don’t get me wrong my two Leadership Trips were fantastic too! and I’m planning to join them in January since the Manager’s Reception is at DISNEY!!) Yup- spending my vacation time for Stampin’ Up! seems to be the right thing for me- at least next year!

So, I wasn’t sure what you’d want to see first. I took over 1,000 photos between my iphone and my Canon Rebel… some of them didn’t come out great, but luckily most of them did! Let me start today’s blog with a post about my wonderful teammates who made my first convention so memorable! The photo at the top of this post was taken by Amye as we left Salt Lake City yesterday- isn’t this amazing?!?! So beautiful there!

 

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Jamie and Amye are two of my downline who were able to make it on this trip with me….Jamie- I love the little “L” photo holder, and Amye I adore the little notebook, thanks for being great travel buddies, roomies and wonderful downline! Thanks for putting up with some of my complaining and grumpiness… going to work on being in better shape for next year!

 

And here’s hoping next summer we can have even more of the Lynnzcrafters team join us! Mark your calendars ladies- convention 2015 is going to be July 22-25, 2015!  You can sign up to join my team anytime- but if you want to join us in Salt Lake City next summer, then you’ll need to be sure you are an “active” demonstrator in April 2015 so you can register to go- if you want to join us- or have questions- let me know!!

 

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Hats off to Val and Barb who not only gifted us with some amazing treats (see below), but they accompanied us to dinner, and showed us the town, so glad we could be spontaneous and venture out together! Thank you ladies!!

 

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The little floral notebook was made by Amye, the Inspire. Create. Share. box of goodies was made by Val and the pouch “Convention Survival Kit” was made by Barb. Notice some of our free stamps and my little Halloween treat bag?? The burlap bags are a sneak peek for the September Paper Pumpkin Kits! (sorry if I spoiled the surprise for anyone- but I know many of you have commented how you would like to know in advance what is coming).  There’s another sneak peek in there- see it?? It’s a new stamp set that will be in the Holiday Catalog that goes live to customers on August 28th, (demonstrators can “pre-order” on August 1st and for those of us who went to convention, we could buy select items in the Convention Store! I had one of my checked luggage chuck full of my purchases!

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This was Amye waiting in the “S” line, right after Barb and Val found us and gave us our gifts! We were pretty overwhelmed with the size of the place and to see how many demonstrators were all there to check in at the same time we were… after we got our goodies, we went to check out the Paper Pumpkin Fun Night Out Party!

 

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We were amazed at all the goodies we were given when we arrived!

 

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Thanks for being such good sports as I snapped photos all week long!

 

 

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The Paper Pumpkin Night Out was so fun! In addition to getting to make one of the September goodie bags, for all of us who were subscribers we received a free snail with a Paper Pumpkin logo on it, and we enjoyed some yummy desserts and had lots of samples of past kits made up in amazing ways!! At one point I got up – probably to get another brownie 🙂 , when I came back to the table, Amye said my name and a quote were up on the big screen! I was so tickled pink! It was a survey I had filled out last month in the Paper Pumpkin Boot Camp weekly surveys!

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And shout out to my Paper Pumpkin Subscribers who signed up before June 30th to help me earn another free stamp set! I wish I had time to call all my customers to personally ask you questions… suffice to say I have to rely on technology (Facebook, email, blog post, newsletters, Twitter and Instagram) most of the time, one of the classes I attended at convention talked about scheduling telephone time- I am going to do it!

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The room was packed with thousands of demonstrators, treats and samples!!

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These are some of Amye’s swaps- she made 100 and swapped all but 3 (I believe- if I remember correctly). We poured over them and two of her swap cards inspired our Stamp-a-Stack event that occurs on Monday! Registration is now closed. We have 20 ladies coming on the 28th, and it will be lots of fun! We will have specials for that night only, and you will love the 4 cards, I just know it!

That’s all for today! Stop back tomorrow for Convention aka Inspire.Create.Share. 2014 post #3!! Thanks for stopping by today!

We have a lot of promotions going on right now:

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Sign up for Paper Pumpkin by August 10th and you’ll receive 50% off your first two months!

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And don’t forget our Buy 3 Designer Series Paper Packs (the $10.95 priced packages) and you receive 1 free! (I did the math on this one, with shipping/handling/tax it would be $39.03 for this deal- how awesome!

Remember you can always shop in my online store, it’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it’s never closed! http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

The July hostess code is: N4AJG3TE (this is the way to go if you want your order shipped directly to your house AND you just pay the minimum shipping- not the $6.95 shipping price- for your order).

Let me know if you have any questions, and once again MANY THANKS to ALL of you wonderful friends, customers, downline, and family- believe it or not, your faith in me, your encouragement, and your business, helped me achieve this convention registration free with my Manager title! Kudos to you all!!

Have a great day!

Lynn