Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Vintage Leaves with Serene Scenery

Have you seen all the gorgeous papers that are in the Serene Scenery Paper Stack? It's so hard to tell just by viewing the tiny swatches in the catalog. Here's a look at the beautiful textures and scenery in this 6x6 stack. (click on image to see them enlarged)

The flip side has patterns in coordinating colors.
It's so easy to create beautiful cards in a snap using these papers! Yesterday I was in need of several cards and I whipped them up in a flash using these papers. Here's one of the cards...
This weathered wood background is one of my favorites in the stack! I used the Vintage Leaves and Flourishing Phrases stamp sets embossed in Copper Embossing Powder. After embossing and die cutting the leaves I sponged on some color to make the leaves look more like Autumn leaves.

To finish off the card I used some Linen & Metallic Copper Threads tied in a loopy bow. On the inside I used a piece of the DSP along the bottom that I trimmed off the 6x6 piece to fit my card front.
Check back to see the other cards I created with these papers. Have a beautiful day!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Bella & Friends Card Set

When I got my first peek at the new catalog Bella & Friends was one of the stamp sets I was most excited about. All the images are just darling...plus I LOVE to watercolor! So I'm super excited to share my latest tutorial with you!

I’ve used the beautiful Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper along with the Flourish Thinlits for this adorable set of five cards sure to delight the dog lovers in your life for any occasion you may choose.


I hear from people all the time who tell me they just are not confident with their water coloring skills. This 16 page tutorial takes you step by step with photos and instructions on how to watercolor each adorable image and put together each card. At the end of the tutorial I put together a handy tip sheet full of helpful water coloring tips to help you prefect the art of water coloring.

I am offering this tutorial on its own or as a kit. The kit contains all pre-cut cardstock, Designer Series Papers, die cuts and embellishments. You will need the Bella & Friends stamp set, inks, Aqua Painter and adhesive to complete the cards as outlined in the tutorial.

You can purchase the Bella & Friends Tutorial for $5.99 by simply clicking the PayPal button below.

After receiving payment, I will send the PDF file to the email provided with your PayPal payment. I usually check my email a few times daily, but please allow up to 24 hours for delivery to your inbox.

Skip the prep and get right to the fun! Purchase the Bella & Friends Card Kit which includes all the pre-cut supplies to complete the five cards in this set sent to you for $19.99. Includes the PDF Tutorial which will be sent to your inbox. Kits will begin shipping on Monday. Kits are only available here in the US.

Have you met Bella's OTHER friend...Pretty Kitty!? I also have a brand new tutorial featuring this set as well! Mix and match the layouts used in the Pretty Kitty Tutorial for even more variety.

Save when you purchase both the Bella & Friends and Pretty Kitty Tutorials for $10.99. Please click the Paypal button below to purchase these two tutorials.

If you have any questions regarding supplies needed to complete the cards, etc, please feel free to contact me. Thanks for stopping by today!

Pretty Kitty Card Set

As a cat lover I have been waiting for a cute cat set for a very long time. I'm super excited to finally share this new tutorial with you today using the adorable Pretty Kitty stamp set paired with the beautiful Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper and Flourish Thinlits! This darling set is sure to please the cat lovers in your life for all different occasions.



I just love to watercolor and these images are just purrfect (sorry, I couldn't resist!) for watercolring! I hear from people all the time who tell me they just are not confident with their water coloring skills. This 17 page tutorial takes you step by step with photos and instructions on how to watercolor each adorable image and put together all five cards. At the end of the tutorial I include a handy tip sheet full of helpful water coloring tips to help you prefect the art of water coloring.

I am offering this tutorial available with several different options:

Purchase the Pretty Kitty Tutorial on its own for $5.99 by simply clicking the PayPal button below.
After receiving payment, I will send the PDF file to the email provided with your PayPal payment. I usually check my email a few times daily, but please allow up to 24 hours for delivery to your inbox.

Skip the prep and get right to the fun! Purchase the Pretty Kitty Card Kit which includes the 17 page PDF Tutorial sent to your inbox plus all the pre-cut supplies to complete the five cards in this set mailed to you for $19.99. Kits are only available here in the US.


Please note:
The Pretty Kitty Card Kit includes the 17 page tutorial along with pre-cut cardstock, Designer Series Papers, die cuts and embellishments. You will need: the Pretty Kitty stamp set, inks, Aqua Painter adhesive, along with basic paper crafting tools to complete the set of cards as outlined in the tutorial. I will begin shipping kits on Monday.

Have you met Pretty Kitty's furry friend Bella? I also have a brand new tutorial featuring the Bella & Friends stamp set as well! Mix and match the layouts used in both tutorials for even more variety. Save when you buy both tutorials together! 

To purchase both the Pretty Kitty and Bella & Friends Tutorials for $10.99, please click the Paypal button below.
If you have any questions regarding supplies needed to complete the tutorials, etc...please contact me. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Sweet Little Baby Bear

This past few weeks I've had two different sets of invitations to design and stamp. That has kept me pretty busy! Since they are now complete and have been mailed, I can finally share them here! I used the adorable Baby Bear stamp set to create these baby shower invitations.


Since I had to make 42 of them, and each bear consists of three layers, that means I had to stamp that bear 126 times! It's OK though, because it was a labor of love...these baby shower invitations are for the shower of my first grandchild!

I didn't want to have to hand cut the cute bow that comes with the set, so I opted for a flower that could be stamped and punched instead. I used the retired set Punch Potpourri for the flower stamped in Strawberry Slush. The photo above shows my finished sample card, the stamped bears and the rest of the cut supplies to start assembling the invitations.

I cut the Tea Lace Doilies into pieces to add to the bottom of each stamped bear. I was able to get 3 pieces from each doily. I started off using the new Delicate Doilies, but then I remembered I had a whole pack of the older ones so I decided to use those up.
After adding the doily to the bottom of each bear I adhered it onto the Pink Pirouette embossed panel. I used an Anna Griffin embossing folder that I've had for quite some time. It was perfect because it has tiny little doily shapes on it. The next step was to add some Strawberry Slush Bakers Twine...using up some more retired product!
After adhering the card front to a Thick Whisper White base, baby bear was embellished with the flower and small rhinestone center on her head and a small bow tied with the bakers twine. Above is a shot of the completed set.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Lovely Pine Thank You

Happy Friday with a long weekend ahead! That's the good news...bad news is Summer of 2016 will be behind us after this weekend. Where did it go!? With school starting and Fall approaching it is time to be thinking of the upcoming Holidays. Stampin' Up! has them all covered in the new Holiday Catalog! Todays card combines some new favorite products with a long time (very long time!) favorite...Lovely as a Tree to create a quick thank you card.


The Mint Macaron background is embossed with the new Pine Bough Embossing Folder. The sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases set is heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder. The pine cone is cut from the new Copper Foil Sheets using the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.

Thanks for visiting...enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Birthday Feista

I cannot believe today is the last day of August! Where did the month go? We had a Mexican themed birthday party here this past weekend and of course I had to use the Birthday Fiesta stamp set for the birthday boy!

I just love the fun banners in this set! I can't wait to use them on some scrapbook pages. This summer has been crazy busy and has not left me much time for scrappin' or stampin'. We've been so lucky to have had such beautiful weather so I've been outside a lot. Our veggie garden has done well so I've spent a lot of time in the garden and this past week I made some fresh salsa and pesto sauce...so good!


I've also been working on a couple large projects I can share here soon. Anyways...back to the card! LOL Colors used are Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango & Daffodil Delight. To color the sentiment I just used my markers to create the multi-color effect.

Don't forget...today is the last day to use your Bonus Coupons and to order the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and coordinating framelits.

Enjoy your day!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Three Merry Mice

Today I have another Christmas card to share using the the adorable Merry Mice and the beautiful Christmas Pines stamp sets...two of my top picks from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.


If you are like me, and love to color, then you need this cute set! The little mice were watercolored using my Aqua Painter and Classic Inks to coordinate with the card stock used: Pool Party & Garden Green along with some Real Red.

The background was embossed with the Pine Bough Embossing Folder. The sentiment stamped at bottom right is one that is included in the Christmas Pines stamp set. A few Fancy Frost Sequins add some sparkle.

It's hard to believe this is the last weekend of August! :-( ENJOY!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ghoulish Spooky Fun

Here's a card using my top Halloween picks from the new Holiday Catalog...

The first Halloween stamp set that jumped out at me is the Ghoulish Grunge set...this was a must have for me! I love all the great textures that are perfect at Halloween...or all year long. I used the cheese cloth looking one stamped over the entire layer of Perfect Plum to create a spooky background.

After I stamped the background I was ready to add some fun elements using the Spooky Fun stamp set and the Halloween Scenes Edgelit Dies. I absolutely love the spooky looking tree die! The tombstones were easily stamped and cut using it's coordinating framelit. The moon was sponged and then some Wink of Stella was added for a touch of shimmer.

To finish the card I tied some of the new Halloween Night Bakers Twine across the bottom. I know I'm going to have lots of fun using these new products! These few items are only the tip of the iceberg of what is being offered in the fantastic upcoming Holiday Catalog! If you don't already have a SU! demonstrator, contact me if you would like a copy of the catalog.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Festive Merry Mouse

I received my Holiday Catalog pre-order on Friday! The new Holiday Catalog really is phenomenal! It was really hard to control myself...but for now I narrowed my wish list down to a few favorites for both Christmas & Halloween. My Christmas favorites include the adorable Merry Mice stamp set along with the beautiful Christmas Pines bundle. I used items from both of these sets to create this card.


The background was embossed with the Pine Bough Embossing Folder and a pine bough was also stamped in bottom right corner. There's a tiny star stamp included in the Merry Mice stamp set which I also used on the background.

The cute little mouse was watercolored using my Aqua Painter and various classic inks. I stamped an extra ornament, cut it out, and popped it up on Stampin' Dimensionals. For a little shimmer I used Clear Wink of Stella on the ornament and the little star hanging from his tail.

I used some retired Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon along with some of the new Fancy Frost Sequins to finish off my card.

If you don't already have a demo, contact me to get your copy of the Holiday catalog.