Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Monday, September 08, 2014

Bearing Gifts

At the end of last week it was my UPS man who was bearing gifts when he delivered my Holiday Catalog order! I always love unpacking a box of Stampin' Up! feels just like Christmas! I had a busy weekend, but managed to get in a little play time using some new stuff. Of course I had to try out my absolute  favorites first!

Hands down, my most favorite image in the Holiday catalog is this adorable polar bear with the cute kiddos riding on his back called Bearing Gifts. It's a single stamp with the greeting below the image. For greater flexibility when using this stamp, I cut the sentiment off the bottom and mounted it on the mine is now essentially a two stamp set.

My other new favorites used on this card is my favorite DSP from the Holiday catalog...the beautiful All Is Calm Specialty paper. I couldn't decide on a favorite as far as accessories go, so I used all my favorites!

  • All Is Calm Washi Tape - there are 5 different patterns in this set!
  • All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishments - metal charms to tie onto your projects with a pretty silver finish
  • Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon - just like it's name...very silky and easy to work with.
I had fun using my Blendabilities Markers to color this...but...when I was almost finished, and just about to add just a little more shading with the darkest Coastal Cabana marker, I didn't remember to open my marker away from my artwork. In not doing so, you run the risk of getting splatters of unwanted color on your work if the brush tip hits the side of the cap as you pull it off. Which is what happened to me. Other times when this has happened, I've been lucky and able to use the Color Lifter to remove most of the color to make it virtually unnoticeable, but this time I wasn't so lucky. Can you see where the unwanted Coastal Cabana splatters are?

Hopefully not...because to camouflage them I used dots of Dazzling Details for a sparkly snowfall background. So my mistake turned out to be a good thing.

Check out the new Holiday Catalog...what are your favorites?

Friday, September 05, 2014

So Very Blessed

I had fun creating these scrapbook pages using photos of the wonderful women in my family at my niece's bridal shower earlier this summer.

I used Core'dinations Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock for the base and the Dots Decorative Mask to create the polkadot background. It went pretty quickly using a Sponge Dauber and Crisp Cantaloupe ink right from the ink pad. (I only sponged the area that would be seen instead of entire 12x12 piece.) While the Core'dinations Cardstock is now retired, you can still pick up certain colors on the Clearance Rack.
I love the layered flower embellishment created with the Daydream Medallions Mixed Bunch stamp sets. I stamped the title onto Vellum Cardstock and embossed with Pool Party EP. The stamp set is an old SAB set called So Very. (I keep all my old word sets because you never know when you'll need them!)

The papers are from the Watercolor Wonder DSP and were in the now retired Occasions Catalog. I saved these sheets with the pretty watercolored roses for a future scrapbook glad I did! Good news can still get these beautiful papers as a Digital Download for My Digital Studio.
This time I layered the flowers with a Stampin' Up! Tea Lace Paper Doily. The swirls are from a Bigz Die by Tim Holtz called Elegant Flourishes.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to check back next week as I finally received my order from the Holiday Catalog and have been having fun playing with new items. That means I'll have new things to share with you! Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, September 01, 2014

Autumn World of Dreams

With the start of September I thought an Autumn inspired card would be nice to share today.

The World of Dreams stamp set combined with the Hardwood background stamp makes a nice masculine themed card. I used Cajun Craze & Mossy Meadow ink & card stock as well as Early Espresso & Crumb Cake ink

A touch of Natural Chevron Ribbon adds a nice accent yets still keeps the card masculine looking.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Summery Butterflies

In honor of these last few days of August, I created this card that feels like summer...

From the color combo of Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight & Coastal Cabana mixed with Basic Black & Whisper White to the butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set it reminds me of carefree summer day watching the pretty butterflies fluttering around the garden.

Summer sure went by too quickly...enjoy the long holiday weekend!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hello There Daydreamer

Can you believe it...the end of August is almost here?!! Which means the end of the Big Shot & Bundles Promotion is coming up as well. (you have until Aug 31st to place your order)

One of my favorite bundles offered is the Flowery Daydream Bundle. I used it to make this cheerful card...

Each layer of the pretty flower was stamped using the Daydream Medallions stamp set and embossed in White EP. I used the color combo of: Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana & Crisp Cantaloupe.

Speaking of good things coming to an is the last day to purchase Holiday items that are on the carryover list. My top 3 selections from the list include: the Festive Flurries stamp set & coordinating framelits...

the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set with it's coordinating framelits...

and the beautiful Joyful Christmas stamp set. You will want to add these great items to your collection while they are still available!

Here's the complete Holiday Carryover List.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Toxic Treat Pages

A couple more Halloween pages...I'm sure you are probably getting tired of seeing my Halloween scrapbook pages, but that's what I've been working on. Hopefully you will be inspired to use these ideas with any theme to fit the photos that you have.

This two page layout uses only scraps of DSP...on the title & the journaling strips. I used embossing folders and stamped images from the retired Toxic Treats set which I embossed in black.
I used Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. Here's a look at the full two page layout...

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fun Ghouls

I told you earlier this week that I've been busy working on my Halloween's a couple more fun pages using my all time favorite Halloween DSP from SU!

The Cast a Spell DSP retired a while back, but luckily it is still available in My Digital Studio
I used my Big Shot along with several different punches to embellish this page. If you don't already own a Big Shot, then you won't want to miss out on the current Big Shot Bundle Special going on right now! 

Here's a look at the two page layout...

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pleasant Poppy Easel Card

I colored this beautiful Pleasant Poppy image with my Blendabilities markers.

For the flowers I used both the Pumpkin Pie set and the lightest shade of Cherry Cobbler. The background was done with the lightest of the Coastal Cabana set and then I used the Color Lifter over the top of it. When it dries it leaves a cloudy looking, mottled color which is perfect for a sky. I then added some splatters with the Gorgeous Grunge set and the retired En Francais over the top. Here's a closer look...
When I was already half way through coloring I realized I had made a boo boo...the poppy buds should have been colored green...ooops! I should have remembered that since I have these in my garden. Oh well...I still love the way it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Halloween Rocks! Pages

Many of you who have been regular visitors of  my blog may know that each year we host a Halloween Party. We spend a lot of time during the month of October transforming our barn and yard into the perfect spooky party zone. As you can imagine, I take a lot of photos during the evening to capture all the great costumes and fun we have. I have a couple scrapbooks dedicated just to these Halloween photos...but over the past few years I've really slacked off in the Halloween scrappin' department. This past month I've been busy working on my Halloween album and have completed quite a few layouts. I'll be sharing some of these pages here over the next few weeks.

The From the Crypt stamp set and the coordinating Cast A Spell DSP are probably my all time favorite Halloween items from SU!. They retired a while back, but luckily both the stamp brush set and DSP are still available in My Digital Studio. I happened to have stocked up on this favorite paper so these are traditional 12x12 pages.
The Pumpkin Pie background was stamped with one of the images in the From the Crypt set. I cut the curvey background pieces using a set of templates by Kiwi Lane. The large bat & spider designs were cut using my Silhouette Cameo and My Digital Studio. The web border and title were also cut using the Silhouette. Here's a look at the full layout...

Out of the 20+ years we've been having our parties, this was one of my favorites. A friend of ours is in a band and we hired them to play that it really did ROCK! Even my pumpkin matched the theme...Alice Cooper.

Thanks for stopping by today...hope your day rocks!