Stamping Bingo!

Hi friends, we had such an awesome bingo party the other day and the theme was 80s! Look at these cool props, I had the winners take a picture with their prize and their favorite prop. And here are the lineup of all the prizes, everything is from the brand new catalog plus some stamping essentials. I love to mix it up and have a variety of bundles for these wonderful prizes,

My niece Claire came over to help me do all the big shot pieces, stuff the envelopes, make the goody bags, and assemble these cute neon bracelets for everyone.

I love some of the outfits people wore, they always get an extra raffle ticket for the final drawing if they stick to the theme in their outfit and or snack. It is always one of the highlights of my week when I know I’m going to have bingo.

I was pretty tickled pink that I was able to wear my 80s outfit that I purchased for our Stampin Up Center stage event in April. Neon leg warmers, fishnet stockings, earrings, bracelets, a little cross between the material girl/Madonna and flash dance.

I love having a theme for my monthly bingo event the next one is Fall Fest!

My monthly stamping bingo is a very popular event and I typically don’t even have a chance to advertise as it fills up from the group of women who attend, they almost always fill up for the next month. But luckily in order to accommodate everyone who would like to play bingo, I rented my church hall for the next one which is Friday night September 21. This registration is open until Tuesday, September 11. I had quite a few people who said they were interested on our Facebook group I’ll be contacting them to see if they are attending or not. So I still have seats contact me if you’d like more info!

Stamping bingo is a super fun night out! Hope you can join us!

I totally don’t know what happened to this blog post I thought I had scheduled it to go off but it never posted. I am going to chalk this up to technological error.

Thanks so much for reading this blog!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code:  RG7AJGD6
~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!

They Surprised Me!

So Thursday night I headed off to Lisa’s house, one of my downline who volunteered to host our monthly team meeting. Little did I know that she decided to turn this into a surprise party for me in reaching the Gold Level with Stampin’ Up! (Which happened last Friday).

To say I was surprised is an understatement, and I truly felt so much love from everyone there and I am so deeply grateful and blessed to have this group of women in my life. Whoever would have thought a few stamps, ink, and paper almost 10 years ago would turn into a marvelous community of women who I consider my family?? My team is my tribe, and I am so blessed.

I rounded the corner onto her street and saw gigantic balloons spelling out the word GOLD; there were streamers, balloons, flowers, lights and everybody there was in on it!! They really surprised me! I have been on cloud nine all weekend and truly feel blessed to be the leader of this fabulous group of women called Lynnzcrafters! ❤️

Amye brought these fabulous gold photo frames and I took pictures with anyone who wanted. Some people are camera shy and I respect that.

Lisa had arranged with everyone to bring side dishes, she had a delicious cake made by a fabulous local baker; and Kara grilled our meat to perfection.

Lisa also prepared the card projects for our stamping time together and she gifted me with all the cards! It was an absolutely perfect night to stamp outside and enjoy the beautiful weather and togetherness!

I also received some fabulous gifts and handmade cards from these delightful women. Look at how they spoiled me:

I have to say I never would have turned cold if Jessica had not promoted to silver last Friday which triggered Lisa’s promotion to Silver elite, without both of those actions I would never have achieved the goal title. So to say I am grateful and feel so blessed is an understatement.

Heartfelt congratulations to both of you ladies for your new titles!

I came home late that night and set everything up on my hutch in my dining room so I could continue to enjoy their generosity.

We sure missed everyone who couldn’t be there that night, and one of our newest team members arrived a little late and I didn’t get her in any photos. Can you believe that there are 28 of us +2 adoptees? That means there are 30 Lynnzcrafters now, and growing. I am going to have to rent the church hall for next months get together so we are all comfortable my house is too small to fit us all.

I hope you enjoyed looking at these photos, would you like to join us? I would love to welcome you to our Lynnzcrafters Stampin’ Up! family!!

Have a wonderful day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 29QMJWNE 
~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!

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I am throwing my hat in the ring for Stampin’ Up! to consider me to be a display stamper for Orlando’s OnStage event in November. I absolutely love all of our stamps, ink, paper, ribbons, embellishments and I treasure the opportunity to come up with some projects to inspire everyone. Thank you for considering me.

Would love to hear what you think about some of my favorite projects. The rules stated we needed to submit three cards, two 3-D objects, and two scrapbook pages.

I am thrilled that 7 of my team, and many wonderful stamping friends, will be at the Orlando OnStage event with me.

Thank you for visiting me!

Lynn

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code:   FY63EGH4
~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!

Alaska Highlights

Hi there friends, have you missed me? I am so sorry for the long delay in blogging. I had intended to blog while I was in Alaska to share daily sights and fun with you but my Wi-Fi even though I purchased it on the ship was very spotty. And I had a problem with my WordPress account and it reset my password for some reason and I could not get in. I was only home for a couple days recovering from jetlagged and feeling like I was on the cruise then back to work and then transition to my sisters house to take care of their pets while they were in the UK. They got home last night. And I knew it was time to finally share some of my highlights with you all. This post is just going to be about the cruise and my favorite parts of Seattle, Alaska, in Canada. Then later this weekend in another post I will share with you all the Stampin Up fun, prizes, and pillow gifts. I took over 1000 pictures and my brother Scott and sister-in-law Kathy took some as well and we shared with each other so some of these photos could be from them. Enjoy! And thank you again for your part in helping me earn this incentive trip, we had the time of our lives and cannot thank you enough for supporting me in my Stampin Up business! It was such a treat to be spoiled by Stampin Up and on such a luxurious cruise with Royal Caribbean and my heart is so full of love and gratitude. ❤️

We decided to go a day early to have some time in Seattle, I was born in Washington state as my dad was in the army and I really wanted to see that part of our country. We had a lovely meal in a restaurant and I’ve already forgotten the name. I was unable to fit the new backpacks I purchased for our service project in my luggage. Every time Stampin Up has an incentive trip there is something they do to give back to the community. For the Alaska cruise they decided to do backpacks for children in need and we were to fill them with school supplies and books. My carry-on was full of all the school supplies and books but I just couldn’t fit the backpacks so after we ate we walked around town and found a Target.

I have to say my favorite part of Seattle was the next morning we had some free time before getting on the shuttle to the cruise ship and we went down to pikes market. All of the artisans and vendors were setting up early and it was so fabulous to see all the fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and fish and many other products … I could have spent the whole day there.

There were so many activities on the ship, and it was so beautiful. Of course you’ve heard the food is to die for on a cruise but I was committed to staying healthy and following my whole 30 program as best as I could. I did not want to pig out and gain 10 pounds on this cruise. I enjoyed all the fresh fruits, vegetables, and seafood at almost every meal. They had smoked salmon out on the buffet for the morning breakfast I cannot believe I didn’t take any photos of the Windjammer It was our favorite spot for breakfast and lunch.

This ship had everything you could imagine or want. Miniature golf, pools, hot tub’s, walking track, Flow Rider, Rock-wall, chapel, music everywhere, some of the nicest people you would ever meet! I had no problem getting in my 8000 steps a day, in fact most days I went way over.

We enjoyed the formal nights on the cruise and our waiters were so fabulous it was a delight to be waited on in this manner, when we had shrimp, they would come over and cut the tails off for us! We had an assigned dining time and table in the Sapphire dining room every night at 5:30 PM … we quickly adjusted to the new time zone and that worked perfectly for us.

The entertainment was absolutely fabulous, comedians, musicians, the shows were phenomenal! Sometimes we had tough decisions about what we were going to do but we enjoyed ourselves to the fullest!

Our first stop was in Juneau Alaska and we had time to walk around …it was an unseasonably hot 84° day so we tried not to over-exert ourselves before our excursion. We went on a whale watching trip and to a salmon bake on Orca island. It was really the highlight of the whole trip for me. We saw a humpback whale name Sasha, (the naturalist on our boat could recognize her from her tail markings.) We saw several orca in fact one was a large pod traveling together with seven Orca. We also saw lots of eagles, sea otters, mountain goats, and all kinds of wildlife. Scott and Kathy say they want to live in Alaska for at least a year someday, I don’t think I could take the winters with all the darkness and the cold. But Summers sure was a nice time to visit!

The next day we went to Skagway Alaska where we had some time to walk around the quaint town, actually Scott, Kathy and I agree that Skagway was our favorite town. We booked an excursion to go to a town called Liarsville, where we were entertained and participated in gold panning and another salmon bake! Most of the tour guides, bus drivers, and people we interacted with in these two towns or actually from other parts of the country and they just go to Alaska in the summer to work for the tourism industry. We did learn lots of interesting facts about Alaska and just enjoyed every minute.

The next day we were scheduled to go up into Tracy arm Fordj but due to the weather, the captain has to be careful and follow all the Alaska laws, we went into Dawes instead and travel through the Lynn channel. The ice glaciers were a stunning blue color and the water was so unusual and at one point the captain rotated the ship 360° very slowly I might add we never felt the motion, and he did that so everyone in their cabin could see all of the same views. This was at 7 o’clock in the morning, we got up extra early that day to get some coffee with Baileys …it was very cold that morning.

We had a day at sea before our next stop which was in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. What a gorgeous town we did not book an excursion there although I heard they had a fabulous Garden to visit but we just wanted to explore the town and did the hop on hop off bus plus a lot of walking to see the highlights.

Well that is it for today, what do you think about my trip? I highly recommend the royal Caribbean explorer of the seas, it was a fabulous ship! Of course this trip was an incentive trip that I earned through my hard work as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I am very close to earning the next incentive trip which is to the Greek Isles next summer. My family is so excited for for me and I plan to take my nieces Jordan and Claire with me, at least that was the original plan. Now many others want to go with me so who knows this may be our first family vacation that we take together. But first I have to earn it. Right now I am taking reservations for 2018 holiday catalog paper shares and ribbon shares as well as a crafty supplies kit to go.

I have a newsletter with all the details about the paper and ribbon share, let me know if you’d like me to send that to you but here are the details about my crafty supplies box:

Have you ever wished for a cute little box that you could just tuck all your important stamping supplies in? Whether to keep your work surface neat and tidy while you’re crafting or to grab and take to a class or club or events? Well have I got the solution for you! (Plus, you would totally be helping me out in my quest to earn the trip to Greece.) I have found the perfect little storage container and have picked out 10 must have Stampin’ Up! supplies that fit nicely inside: a paper piercing tool, paper snips scissors, bone folder, silicone mat, fine tip glue, mini glue dots, mini dimensionals, dimensionals, tear and tape, liquid glue mono adhesive, and snail (our fabulous double sided tape runner). If you were to place an order for these 10 products with tax and shipping you would pay $77.52, I found the boxes for $10 plus tax and shipping so the grand value of this kit is $90. But for a limited time only I am going to take pre-orders for these (I am only allowed to cash and carry adhesives and by including other tools in this kit, I cannot stock these up, so I need to place an order for them) I will be selling these for $65 each, cash or check will be preferred. You will be eligible to receive one $5 coupon to be used on an order in September (our Bonus Days Special)!

Please contact me if you are interested and I will make arrangements for your payment. If you need this kit shipped to you, $7 will be added on for shipping fees.

I am super excited to offer you this great kit! Feel free to share this post with your other crafty friends. My goal is to place this order by August 30 or sooner if I reach my goal. Thanks friends!!

Thank you so much for reading my blog today I hope you have a fabulous day and please let me know if I can help you with any Stampin Up supplies! Know how thankful I am for your support! ❤️

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 29QMJWNE 
~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!

Under the Sea Bingo Night! And double Owl rewards!

Hi Friends!
Wanted to share with you our super fun Bingo night! It’s always such a joy to stamp and play bingo with these ladies. Our theme was “Under the Sea”- inspired by the Sea of Textures stamp set that is in the new 2018-19 Annual Catalog and featuring the new Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper- which is a part of our awesome Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale- hurry only 2 more weeks until this deal expires!

These were the four projects last night:

Everyone said they enjoyed this theme and we even had some cute snacks and containers that fit this under the sea theme

We had fish and chips, submarine sandwiches, clam dip, awesome treats thanks ladies! I didn’t get a photo of it all.

Some people are photo shy and don’t want to be my blog but here are the fabulous prizes and winners from last night congratulations everyone! And Lisa won the $50 shopping spree from the extra bingo boards.

As a small thank you while I am away in Alaska on the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip, I would like to reward you for continuing to shop with me and supporting my small business. All online orders will receive a beautiful color tutorial emailed to them featuring 10 handmade cards featuring the 2018–19 annual catalog new products. For all orders over $50, you will earn double owl reward points, please use the hostess code in the photo above.

Don’t forget every month I do a comment contest here on my blog, to be entered to win use #Lynnzcrafters in your comment below. I treasure your comments and read everyone.

Thanks so much for reading this today I hope you have a beautiful day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 29QMJWNE 
~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!

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Blooming Sales!

Hi Friends!

Savings are blooming, and there’s no time like the present to start a monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription!  Stampin’ Up! is offering a great deal for NEW subscribers.  You’ll get 50% off your first kit when you join by August 10 and use the code: BLOOM0818

Here are the details:

• New month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount and must use the code BLOOM0818 at paperpumpkin.com between July 11 and August 10, 2018 (offer ends at 11:50 PM (MT) on August 10).

• The discount cannot be applied to prepaid codes.

• Please type my name, Lynn Streifert, as your demonstrator.

• The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit shipped. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.

Click here to go out to the Paper Pumpkin website to start your subscription and get 50% off your first kit!

Let me tell you I absolutely love getting this kit every month in the mail, it is handy to have for when I need a quick project with everything all cut and measured you just stamp and assemble. It is super easy to take one when you are traveling, camping, or need just some quiet time to do something crafty. I am going to plan a big paper pumpkin bash (get together) for August and you will be invited if you are one of my subscribers. Stay tuned for more details!

Don’t forget to leave me a comment if you’d like to be entered in my July comment contest, one random winner will receive these great prizes: Stampin Shammy, Clear case, Pearlized Doilies.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: YNMJUJZU
~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!

Comment Contest June Winner and July Contest!

This morning I used Random Number Generator to help me select the June Comment Contest Winner- lucky number 13 is Barb L! Congrats Barb- I will contact you to make arrangements to get you the prizes you won!

Every month I will be offering a Give-Away Contest, no purchase is necessary. All you need to do to be entered in the contest, is just leave me a comment on any post published during the month, always remember to include #Lynncrafters in your comment. The more you comment, the more you will be entered to win.

For the month of July I will be counting all comments made and one lucky winner will earn this great bundle – a brand new Stampin Shammy cloth, a clear case to store it in and pearlized doilies!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: YNMJUJZU
~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!

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