Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Monday, February 20, 2017

Super Crazy Cake

I made a super deluxe Crazy Cake card for a friends 50th birthday. It measures 9" tall and fits into a standard business sized envelope.

She loves pink, so I used Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Basic Black inks. I die cut the 50 and created a cake stand using Black Shimmer Paper. A few of the cake layers also are painted with Clear Wink of Stella for even more sparkle. To create the base of the cake plate I used the tag die from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets and just cut both ends of a small piece of the Black Shimmer Paper to create a pedestal. A small strip of the Black Shimmer Paper with ends rounded is the cake plate. To conceal the seam I used a strip of the small Basic Rhinestones. Cool right? But wait til she opens it!

The Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets Die measures 6" wide so I added an additional 1-1/2 wide strips of DSP to the top and bottom. I lined up the score marks on my Simply Scored Tool and carefully scored the DSP to match the lines on the die cut. That is one of the really cool things about this pop up feature...the die cuts and scores at the same time!

It's then easy to stamp with the coordinating Balloon Adventures photopolymer stamp set. Combining the Crazy Cake set with the Balloon Adventures bundle makes for endless combinations of fun birthday projects!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Project Life Album

I put together a 6 x 8 Project Life Album for some dear friends. The album starts with their engagement and has photos from a road trip they took here to Michigan during the summer (they are from California) and finshes with wedding photos I took on their special day. They got married in a beautiful, cliffside ceremony in Laguna Beach. Here's a look at the cover of the album.

As you can see, I used a combination of new and retired SU! products. A few of the items that are still available include the Labeler Alphabet, Lace Doilies, Gold Sequin Trim, Linen Thread, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, & Gold Foil Sheets. Here's a closer look...

Since they were married oceanside, they had a beach theme for their wedding. I used the retired set Beautiful Beach and embossed the shell images in gold and then sponged on a little color for added interest. I used one of the shells on the cover and then others throughout the album.

Their big, happy smiles warm my heart! I'm so glad we were able to be there to share their special day! Putting together this album for them was truly a labor of love and it was fun looking back at the wonderful moments we preserved for them to look back at whenever they would like. I will share some more photos of the inside pages in the weeks to come...som make sure to check back!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Lift Me Up Sugarplum

Here I've combined a favorite Occasions set, Lift Me Up, with a favorite Sale-a-Bration set, Delicate Details and used a favorite In Color...Sweet Sugarplum. The result is a super cute (if I do say so!) thank you card!

Since Delicate Details is a photopolymer set it is super easy to line up the images just where you want them to create a background like the one above which uses 4 of the 5 images in the set. To create the multi colored balloons, I first inked in the lightest color and then used a sponge dauber to add a darker color. I masked the balloons and then stamped the clouds.

Colors used: Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry & Blushing Bride.

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Baby Bear Valentine

I made a cute little Valentine card for my baby grand daughter's very first Valentine's of course sweet little Baby Bear was my first choice of stamps to use.

I used several shades of SU! pink ink...Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink & Regal Rose to stamp the three layers of the bear. Real Red was used on the sentiment. The large heart was die cut using the Up & Away Thinlit dies from Red Glimmer Paper. The border along the bottom that shows a peak through of the Red Glimmer Paper is cut using the heart border die in the Everyday Jars Framelits.

Along the bottom I stamped a lace border using the Sale-A-Bration set Delicate Details embossed in White Embossing Power.

Her's my sweet little Valentine with her card. She is already one month old!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Love is in the Air!

Valentine's Day is almost here...and the Lift Me Up Bundle was the perfect choice to make a cute card for my Valentine.

I just love the large, intricate die cut balloon and I was happy to see that after trimming away the top portion I could create a heart shaped balloon that is perfcet for Valentine's Day! I die cut Red, Silver & Gold Foil to paper piece the background of the balloon. I love that these dies has a die for each section of the balloon! Have I told you I LOVE these dies!???

I tried to keep this card more on the masculine side, but I couldn't resist adding a strand of the Gold Sequin Trim and some Red Glimmer Paper hearts. The large heart is included in the Up & Away Thinlit set and the tiny hearts are cut from a heart border die included in the Jar of Love Framelits.

The DSP along the bottom of the card is from This Christmas Specialty Paper.

Thnaks for visiting today...have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Thank You

I shared a card very similar to this one a few weeks back. I had created several of the background panels at that time, but I decided to add the beautiful intricate die cut dragonfly to this one.

I used the the stained glass technique by cutting a solid piece from Vellum Cardstock and sponging it with a couple colors used on my background panel before adhering it to the back of the Rich Razzleberry dragonfly.

Using the Wink of Stella Brush I added some beautiful sparkle to the dragonfly.

The inside of the Sahara Sand card base along with the envelope were stamped with the Delicate Details stamp set (FREE during Sale-A-Bration).

I used many different stamp sets and colors to stamp the collage look background panel: Avant Garden (FREE during Sale-A-Bration), Timeless Textures, Gorgeous Grunge Butterfly Basics.

Colors used: Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Always Artichoke & Sahara Sand. 

Please visit my SU! Store to purchase the products you will need to create many amazing projects with the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle. When you spend $50 you can choose the Avant Garden stamp set, used here for FREE. (There are also many other great products you can choose from as well). I appreciate all orders, and make sure to send a hand stamped card, such as this one, to all who place an order with me.

Enjoy your day! We are finally seeing some sunshine here in Michigan's been far too long!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Birthday Balloon Adventures

Using the Balloon Adventures Bundle it is really easy to create a total WOW card in no time at all!

I die cut the 3 detailed balloon overlays using the balloon dies from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits. The Silver Glimmer Paper was punched out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch. These two tools work hand in hand to create some really fun projects! The DSP I used is from a retired stack called Cherry On Top. I think the ribbons and confetti coordinate wonderfully with these images, so I went with it. There is also a great new Designer Series Paper in the Occasions Catalog that coordinates with this suite of products called Party the possibilities are limitless!

While the outside of my card is fun & festive, it's the inside of the card that really steals the show!

I just love this cool pop-up feature! Since the stamps in this set are photopolymer it is super easy to line up the stamps on the die cuts. I stamped the Cucumber Crush card base behind the balloons with the confetti image before adhering the die cut pop-up feature. Along with Cucumber Crush I also used Bermuda Bay & Crushed Curry to create this masculine birthday card.

Have a happy day!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Up & Away Pretty Kitty

I love being able to combine favorite stamp sets to make something when I found that the flower pot kitty image from Pretty Kitty would work with the Up & Away Thinlits Dies I was "on cloud nine!" (to quote one of the sentiment stamps from the coordinating Lift Me Up stamp set!)

I stamped the kitty onto Shimmery White Card stock and cut away the flowers. Then I stamped the flower pot onto Falling In Love DSP hoping to make it look more like a basket rather than a flower pot. The pieces were then water colored using my Aqua Painter and the pot was paper pieced onto the Shimmery White layer.  The little banner was cut using the Balloon Framelits Dies. I had hoped to stamp "HELLO" using my Labeler stamp set, but the letters were too big, so I wrote it myself using my Sweet Sugarplum Marker.

For Flashback Friday I used the retired Cloudy Day Embossing Folder for the background. Too bad it's retired because it goes perfectly with the Lift Me Up Bundle!

Have an uplifting weekend!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Butterfly Avant Grarden

Happy Monday! Hope you had a nice weekend. The weather has been really warm & drizzly here this past week. More like March/April weather than January. It could fool you into believing gardens and butterflies were not too far off...BUT this is Michigan, so the only butterflies I'll be seeing for quite a while are in my stamp room!

Butterfly Basics is one of my very favorite, much loved sets and I think it works quite well with two of the new Sale-A-Bration stamp sets...Avant Garden and Delicate Details. I stamped the images onto a piece of DSP from the Serene Scenery Designers Series Paper Stack. I water colored the line art images using my Aqua Painter.

The inks I used are: SU! Black Archival, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi & Always Artichoke. I added some shimmer to the flowers using the Wink of Stella brush pen. Here's a closer look...

I embellished my stamped piece with Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones and a retired Something Borrowed Embellishment.

Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Razzleberry You've Got This

When I get busy coloring I usually like to color several images using different color schemes, so the other day when playing with my new Watercolor Pencils and the You've Got This stamp set I also created this card.

I used my Aqua Painter to blend the colors together. It's fun and relaxing because you can basically just scribble on color and blend it out to look soft and pretty.

I used Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo & Pacific Point on the petals. Old Olive and Pacific Point on the leaves: and Daffodil Delight on the stammen. (I forgot to include that pencil in photo) I also sparingly used the Basic Black pencil for a little shading.

I masked the flower and stamped the crosshatch background inked in Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise. The birthday sentiment is from Avant of the sets available as your free selection during Sale-A-Bration.

Monday, January 16, 2017

You've Got This Delicate Details

The other day I pulled out my You've Got This stamp set to use the great crosshatch background stamp, and I realized I hadn't used the set in a while. The beautiful peony image is perfect to use with my new watercolor I got busy doing some coloring!

I stamped my image using SU! Basic Black Archival Ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I used the new Watercolor Pencils and my Aqua Painter to watercolor the flower.

I used these pencils: Calypso Coral for the petals. Old Olive for the leaves. Daffodil Delight for the stamen. For shading on both the petals and the leaves I used the Early Espresso pencil. The background was inked with So Saffron and Crumb Cake. I fussy cut the flower and popped it up with dimensionals.

I used the Sale-A-Brations stamp set, Delicate Details, to add the pretty lace border. It's stamped in VersaMark ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder.

Have you placed your Sale-A-Bration order yet? If not...what are you waiting for? You don't want to miss out on on the exclusive Sale-A-Bration merchandise such as this Delicate Details stamp set! Visit my SU! store to place your order today.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Avant Garden With Some Delicate Details

This card used two of the great sets you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration! Avant Garden has both solid 2-step floral images shown here as well as detailed line art to watercolor. Another plus with this set is the sentiment stamps in a pretty font...I used the birthday wishes for my card.

The Delicate Details is the other awesome SAB set used here. This stamp set has five borders that really add pretty detail to any card or scrapbook page. I embossed it in white right on top of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP. This DSP comes in a 6x6 stack. I just love the colors and patterns!

For an extra detail I added a little dragonfly which was die-cut using the Detailed Dragonfly Framelits. I cannot get enough of these dragonflies! I just cut one loose from the bunch of five and sponged some extra color on the wings and added some shimmer with Wink of Stella.

Colors of ink used are: So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Emerald Envy & Pool Party.

Have a wonderful weekend!