Busy day, ended on a high note

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Today was a very busy day with lots of appointments, but by far, the best part of my evening was attending the 25th Annual Art Show at Capital Region BOCES, where art teachers from across several local school districts selected various art pieces for the exhibit. The photo above is my nephew Ethan, with his art teacher, in front of his piece. Ethan is always eager to create in the craft room, and has developed quite a spark for creating his own masterpieces. We’ll have to keep an eye on him for sure.

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This is a close-up of Ethan’s Art Project. What do you think? Isn’t he a budding Picasso? Did I mention he’s in kindergarten?

Well, I was so busy today, I did no stamping! Can you believe it? I had to go take a picture of a card in my “for sale” pile to take up to Lake Luzerne next weekend.
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This card is done in Pool Party, with our new doilies, and features the stamp sets Tea Shoppe and Amazing Family. Similar to the card we made in club this weekend, only I wanted the sentiment on the front cover.

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This is a picture of one of the graduation cards I’m bringing to Lake Luzerne as well (this stamp set is retired, but one of my favorites for quick and simple graduation cards).

Until tomorrow, happy stamping!
~Lynn Streifert

April Club Projects (and FREE shipping with Stampin’ Up!)

April Club Projects

April Club Projects

 

Hi there stampers! Have you enjoyed this beautiful Saturday? I know I did! I had my Saturday morning club ladies over for our monthly get together. Above is the photo of the 4 projects I prepared for them: A petite purse filled with hugs and kisses, with a tea time charm; An elegant tea-cup card perfect for an amazing lady (yes- we embossed with the beautiful pool party embossing powder!), and a small box with a see-thru lid and 4 darling note cards (all stamped differently with the new “Best of Flowers” set that launched last month) with mini note envelopes and some tea bags!  A perfect ensemble for that very special lady, or hey, keep it for yourself as an office decoration!

card by Patty

card by Patty

 

Notice anything different about this card? One of my new stamping friends, Patty, stepped her card up a notch with the pearls and rhinestone. It really makes the card pop, doesn’t it?

It just so happened that I had planned these club projects out over a week ago, before I knew about the “Color REfresh” going on. I knew I wanted to have some “WOW” projects for my club members and I thought I would showcase the outgoing “In-colors”…. well imagine my surprise when we ended up having a color change up to the line up, knowing that now is huge and I’m thrilled Stampin’ Up has so graciously let us in on the plans this early! I told my club members to stock up on their favorite inks, reinkers, markers, card stock, etc. on all the out going colors, as there’s no guaruntee that they’ll make it to the clearance rack!

So here is what is GOING away in our current colors (10)  and In-colors (1):

Lucky Limeade, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, River Rock.

Here’s a look at what our newly configured color families will look like as of May 31, 2013 (when the new catalog goes “LIVE”, a day earlier than we were planning!):

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If any of this makes you want to shop- remember it’s FREE SHIPPING this weekend… that’s a 10% savings right there! Even if you just need 1 package of paper- it’ll ship right to you for free! Go to my online store at http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net  and when you check out on the bottom left enter a hostess code: Z4AVCU7C and place your order by 6 pm Monday 4/8 and be entered to win my contest for a chance to win the Spring Array bundle (7/8″ scallop circle punch and A Round Array stamp set) worth $28. I’ll even ship it to you for free!

thank you for reading my blog. thank you for shopping with me. and most importantly, that you for your time! Remember to “follow” my blog, up at the top left, enter your email address and you will go in my “blog readers” monthly contest, I will be doing “blog candy” give aways once each month for subscribed readers. Stay tuned- the first blog candy drawing will be on April 30th!

Until tomorrow, happy stamping!

~Lynn