Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Party Animals and Cupcakes

One of the best parts of being a Stampin' Up! demo has been meeting new people and sharing my love of paper crafting. I had a Sale-A-Bration Party here on the 8th and a couple of new stampin' friends that I've recently met asked if they could bring a few friends...of course I said, yes! One of the friends that they brought along was someone I recognized as a long lost friend of mine from middle school!

Her family had moved and we lost touch way back...(don't ask me what year, but trust me, it was a while ago!) Now she lives less than 10 miles away from me and she loves to stamp. How cool is that!? She came over yesterday morning for a little stamping and visiting. It is nice reconnecting with old friends...you can never have too many friends...or too many stamps! Anyways...she wanted to stamp some birthday cards for kids, so I figured it was the perfect opportunity to play with these cute little Zoofari animals. (it's been a while)I remembered a super cute card using this set created by Nancy Riley a while back. I loved the way she punched out the circles and mounted them on squares, it has such a nice geometric design to it. So I used her card as my inspiration...thanks Nancy!

I pulled my color scheme from the Delicate Dots paper - Celery, Saffron and Bashful Blue, but wanted a brighter more festive feel to the card, so I also added Pacific Point and Rose Red anchored with Basic Black. Keeping with the geometric theme I also used the Harlequin Texturz Plate for the base of my card.

Since you had to listen to my long story, before getting to the first card, I'll also show you another card we did. This one also uses the Delicate Dots paper (FREE during SAB!) and Crazy for Cupcakes.Bling cherries? For some extra sparkle I added a red rhinestone to each of the cherries on the cupcakes. The Real Red looks good with these papers too, doesn't it? Don't limit yourself to using just the colors in this paper pack...these colors go well with a lot different colors.

Have a great day!

5 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hey Lynn!! :) First, I really love cupcakes and that DP really makes for a cheery cupcake creation!! That top card is just awesome! Love your creative idea of punching out the images in circles!! FUN!! :) TFS!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

These are both fantastic! Love the zoofari one, never think to use that set. It looks super cute on card! Love those little cupcakes too, fun! :)

Robin Merriman said...

Lynn, your creations always make me smile. I have your blog on reader and check it everytime you post. The cards today are wonderful! I've left a little something for you on my blog www.trinitydesignstudio.blogspot.com if you have time to go pick it up!

~ melody zahara ~ said...

oh lynn that is so kewl you met up with your friend again..and she loves stampin ~ how awesome is that! such darlin cards ~ love that cupcake one...so scrumptious!

Rachel said...

Love the layout of the zoofari, and the mix of pastels and bold colors works wonderfully.