Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wings of Friendship Swap Card

I participated in a swap recently and just got the return cards yesterday...and they all rock! I didn't take photos yet, but hopefully tomorrow I will have those to share here on my blog. In the meantime, here are the cards I created for the swap using the new hostess set Wings of Friendship.

Most everything I used on the card is shown in the photo. Colors used are: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo & Crushed Curry. I also used Always Artichoke for the swirls on the branch. Here's another photo showing a more close up view of the card.
Today is the last day for the current catalog! I still cannot believe time has went by so fast! If there was anything you want from the current catalog or the Occasions Mini catalog, don't forget to put your order in today.

Have a great day!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lazy Days and Flip Flops

Here's a quick card using the Just Beachy set and the Lazy Days wheel. I used a color combo of new In Colors: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo & Crushed Curry for a fresh, summery feel.

I had the striped grosgrain ribbon for quite some time, and it's a pretty good match to Mambo Melon & Crushed Curry. I had a few clear circles left over from my Build A Brads, so I adhered one of those to the center of the sun. I left room at bottom for a sentiment...thought it would make a cute birthday card or a hello card to have on I'll add the sentiment when I need it.

Don't forget...if the Just Beachy set and Lazy Days wheel are on your wish list, there is only a few more days to get this fun set. At the end of the month (can you believe June is almost over!?) the Occasions catalog has officially ended...along with the current Idea Book & Catalog. Please visit my website or contact me to place your order.

Thanks for stopping by...hope you have a nice, lazy day. :-)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Embellish Something

This weeks challenge at Stamp Something is to Embellish Something...using at least three different embellishments on your project. The sponsor is My Little Ribbon shop, who donated the gingham ribbon and Cosmo Cricket chipboard button piece shown on my project below. It was the chipboard button and die cut "you make me smile" piece that inspired me to create this page.

The print on the button is the same color as the new Baja Breeze, and Baja Breeze makes me think of the beach. The beach makes me think of the Lazy Days wheel & Just Beachy set, and how I haven't made any scrapbook pages with these sets I dug out these photos of my son when he was an adorable five year old enjoying a day at the beach. (he's now a handsome 18 year old who can be quite a parenting challenge at it's good to occasionally look back on those "cute years". I'm sure all you Mom's of teens can relate! lol) Anyways...his beach towel not only had a shade of teal which I planned to use for the background, but also Melon Mambo... score! I think this makes a perfect fun in the sun, beachy color scheme.

I also used: 12x12 Textured Taken With Teal & Basic Black card stock,Taken With Teal Craft ink, Photo Corner & Cute & Curly Label punches. (the little brackets were made using the Cute & Curly punch) The letters were cut using the Big Shot and the Go Slim Bigz dies. I also tried out a circle cutting tool I picked up after watching a demo at a scrapbook convention I recently went to. It's called the Kreaxions Circle Cutter. It works like a compass, so you can cut any size circle you want just by adjusting the setting. It sure made it easy to cut the rings I used on my layout. The best part is that it only cost 10.99.

Today looks like another hot one...too bad I won't be spending it at the beach! I'm sure I will make time to hop in the pool for a while. Stay cool, enjoy your weekend...and go embellish something!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Here is the card I made for my Dad using the new set - Autumn Days . I really love the new Soft Suede color and it works really well with this masculine color scheme of Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke & More Mustard.
To create this scene I inked up the pheasant image in Soft Suede and then thumped on a little Dusty Durango and Always Artichoke using my markers. It sure is nice having markers in the new In Colors! I stamped the pheasant and then masked the image while I stamped the wheat and grasses.

The Soft Suede piece of card stock was ran through the Big Shot using the Harlequin Texturz Plate. I love the new set Teeny Tiny Wishes...I used that for the sentiment and cut it out using the Word Window punch layered on the Designer label. This set is going to be very useful! I like that it will work great with many of our punches.

Unfortunately I will not get to spend the day with my Dad as he lives in another state. I will be having a nice dinner for my hubby who has been a wonderful Dad to our boys...and it looks like it's going to be a beautiful day. I hope you have a wonderful day spent with the fathers in your life!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Black & White Plus One

The challenge this week at Stamp Something is to use Black & White plus one color. The sponsor is Paper Makeup Stamps and we got to pick out one of their images to use for this challenge. I chose this fun dancing dinosaur skeleton.For my one color I chose a new Stampin' Up! In Color - Bermuda Bay. The background was embossed with a Sizzix texturz plate & the Big Shot. I also did faux stitching around the edges on the black layer, but no matter how I photographed this card I couldn't get it to show up.

Working with digital images is all new to me, and at first I had some trouble getting my image to print in the size I wanted, so I made another card just in case. So I'll show you that card too.
This one uses the set Garden Whimsy and the small polka-dot texturz plate for the background. Have a nice weekend! Don't forget to Stamp & white plus one!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Razzleberry Circus

Yesterday my friend came over and we played with our new SU! goodies. She had gotten the new Circle Circus set, so I was excited to try that one out. I stamped a few sheets of white card stock with my favorite new In Colors and this fun new set. Here's a card I created out of a strip cut from the patterned paper I made.
Colors used: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo & Bermuda Bay. Can you guess which color is my favorite? I love any and all shades of I LOVE Razzleberry...Melon Mambo & Bermuda Blue are tied for 2nd, then Soft Suede. I like Dusty Durango, but it is pretty close to Really Rust. I think Curry needs to grow on me yet.

Besides letting me play with her new stamps, check out the cute birthday set she gave me yesterday.

The flowers are layered with glittered centers. I love the cute little bag with the scalloped flap! It held a container of purple Dew Drops which I had been looking for at the scrapbook convention we had just attended. Thanks again Rachel...I love it! You can see more of my talented friends work on her new blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wings of Friendship

I was so excited to finally get my sneak peek box of goodies yesterday! After I flipped through the new catalog a few times I got busy and played with my favorite new things. Here is the first card I made.

This is a Level 2 Hostess set called Wings of Friendship. It's a set of four and I used all the images here. (had to test them all out, right?) I also used my favorite new In Color - Rich Razzleberry along with Melon Mambo and Always Artichoke. I wasn't too sure I would like Melon Mambo, just seeing it on my computer screen, but in real life I like it a looks like juicy, ripe watermelon.

This year there is Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon available in each of the six new In Colors. I used Rich Razzleberry ribbon on my card. I just love polka dots, and the ribbon is really nice and soft and so easy to work with. Guess what else is offered in the In Colors? A set of markers! I used those here to color my main image. I then cut the bird and his wing out and popped them up for extra dimension. There are a lot of great new things available in the upcoming catalog...already have my wish list going and can't wait to put in my first order in July!

Thanks for stopping by today...check back soon for more sneak peeks.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Morning Soft Sketch

I loved the sketch for yesterdays Stamp Something Challenge so I used it again to make this card using one of my favorite retiring stamp sets - Morning Soft.
The image is watercolored using classic inks and aqua painter on Shimmery White card stock. I used some retired Designer Print Paper in Almost Amethyst & Wild Wasabi along with Elegant Eggplant. I'm lovin' that color combo together. The ribbon is White Organza set off with one of the new Jumbo Grommets from the Occasions Mini.

Morning Soft is such a pretty set. Contact me today to add it to your collection before it's no longer available!

Thanks for stopping by! if you haven't played along with this weeks Stamp Something Challenge...what are you waiting for? Go sketch something!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sketch Something

This week on Stamp Something the challenge is to Sketch Something! There is a great sketch to work with, so I hope you'll play along! I liked the sketch so much that I made two cards. The first card I will show you today uses a great image from Dog Gone Stamps - the sponsor this week for the Stamp Something Challenge. The other card I created uses one of my favorite retiring SU! stamp sets...and you'll have to stop back by tomorrow to see that one. ;-)

Don't you just love this giraffe!? I was super excited when I saw that this was the image I got to work with this week! It was a little bit of a challenge however to fit this long, rectangular image into the square space as shown in the sketch. I had to cut some of the poor guys long neck off to make it work. He was super fun to color. I stamped him in Basic Brown and used SU! Classic inks and my aqua painter. When I was finished coloring I used my Linen Background stamp (retired) inked in Creamy Caramel to add a little texture. The DSP's I used are retired papers from the Haiku & Frosty Days packs. I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink to age them.

I used Antique Gold HPH along with Chocolate Chip grosgrain. I tied hemp cord and more Chocolate Chip grosgrain onto the hardware and frayed it for a different, more rustic texture.

Now it's your go Sketch Something!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Botanical Bookmark Card

Sorry it's been a while since I've posted. It's been pretty busy around the house. Saturday was my birthday and my nephew's graduation party. Then on Sunday my "baby boy" graduated High School...*sniff* It doesn't seem that long ago that we were sending him off to Kindergarten. My husband is on vacation all this week and we are trying to get some work done around here. Actually...right now I'm supposed to be "getting ready" to head out to Home Depot to buy some paint & stain, but I'm sneaking on the computer so I can share this card.
I used a couple of my favorite retired sets to make this - Still Life Stems and Botanicals, along with a new set from the Occasions Mini - Oval All. The pocket was made using card stock vellum which I ran through the Big Shot with the swirly texturz plate. Colors used are: Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss & Elegant Eggplant.

Here's a couple photos taken on Sunday. It turned out to be a beautiful day, with only a few sprinkles, so the commencements were held outdoors so it was really nice.

Me & my "little guy".
I also wanted to share the gorgeous quilted tote my Mom made for me for my birthday.
Isn't is cute? She does such beautiful work. The inside has lots of pockets for cell phone, keys etc...I LOVE it!

Well, I better run before my hubby wonders what happened to me! Have a great day!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Something Old Something New...

That is the challenge today on the Stamp Something Challenge Blog. For me, the something new is being a part of the design team for starters! This will be my first card as part of the team. We were to use digi images from the set Here Comes the Bride from My Grafico to create our cards...that is also new to me. I've never worked with digi images before.I started by printing the images I wanted onto Shimmery White card stock. Sticking with the challenge of something old...I used one of my favorite old retired colors - Soft Sky...I thought that was fitting with this theme as "something blue" goes right along with this, right? However, I didn't use anything borrowed tho. LOL The "Mr. & Mrs." phrase came from the Fancy Flexible Phrases set. (retired)

The embossed background is also Shimmery White card stock embossed with my Big Shot and the Flourish Texturz Plate. I wish you could see how sparkly this is in real life...I used a dot of Stickles on each scallop and inside each swirl on the cake. I really would have loved to use rhinestones on the cake but I didn't have any small enough, so I had to settle just using them on the cake stand. The ribbon is White Organza set off with a flower and rhinestone brad from the Pretties kit.

I hope you will play along with this challenge! Thanks for stopping don't forget to check out all the beautiful creations made by the rest of the Stamp Something Team!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Perfect Plum Friend

Hi there! Just a quick post to share another butterfly creation using Simple Friendship & Great Friend. Can't get enough of these sets I guess! Love the Plum colors used with Basic Gray!

Stamps: Simple Friendship & Great Friend
Card stock: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Basic Gray & Perfect Plum Designer Prints.
Ink: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum
Accessories: White Organza Ribbon, Eyelet border, 1" Circle, & Scalloped Oval punches, stick on rhinestones & Stickles

Hope you'll stop back tomorrow and play along with the Stamp Something Challenge!