Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More Partying This Way

On my last post I showed you a couple fun birthday pages I created using the Party This Way stamp set. (FREE during Sale-a-Bration!) Here are a couple more pages that go with the first two.

I had a lot of photos to use, so I cropped several of them to 3 inches tall and matted them on Basic Black card stock punched with the now retired Spiral Edge Punch to look like a film strip. This way I was able to fit a whopping 11 photos on these two pages! While there are still a lot of fun elements to look at, I still think the photos stand out as the most important elements of all. Here's a closer look at the left page...
The stamped images on these pages were stamped in VersaMark and embossed using Black EP. The "strings" on the balloons and to hold the banner is Basic Black card stock cut into very thin strips.
Check out my scrappin' buddy...Stevie. I got up to go get something from the other room and when I came back he was sitting in my spot looking like he was ready to work on the page. He even had his little paws up on the table, but by the time I grabbed the camera this is what I got. Still cute tho...but I'm kinda partial!
For more details on these pages, keep scrolling down to my last post.Thanks for stopping by's always nice to know that people are actually looking/reading this stuff I take time to post, so as always, I'd LOVE to hear any comments you may have.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Party This Way Pages

Can you guess the main reason I got into Stampin' Up! originally? It's because, I,  I AM a scrapbooker. Of course all the beautiful, coordinating products really drew me in...but bottom line it was my love of scrapbooking that made me really love Stampin' Up! But guess what? Sadly, it seems as time went on I have been doing less & less scrapbooking. However, I keep collecting ideas, a mountain of photos keep piling up & of course I continue purchasing things with the intention of creating pages.

I'm really working to try and change that and get back into scrapbooking mode. Now, since I've put it in writing here, I need to stick to my word, right? ;-)  Well, since you've listened to my ramblings, the least I can do is share this two page 12x12 spread I made using the Party This Way stamp set along with photos from my hubby's 50th birthday party (YIKES...I'm married to an old dude! hehe) You can click on the photos to see a larger size.

I've had my eye on the Letter It Alphabet since it first came out...but I finally just recently purchased it. I must say, I think it may be one of my favorite alpha sets to date. I used it here embossed in Black EP, and it was easy to cut out. The other letters used were from the Billboard Strip Sizzlet Die. They fit perfectly on the pennant punch outs. I use the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive on the back of my card stock or DSP before cutting out the letters...makes it so much easier when working with these tiny letters! Here's a closer look at the left page...
I used DSP from the Brights Patterns Stack in Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point & Old Olive. The fun images from Party This Way were embossed in black on coordinating colors of card stock listed above and then cut out. The 50 was cut using the Simple Numbers Bigz Dies. If you look at the top left photo you can see the "super cool" party hat I made for Mike and there is also a 50 on there that I cut out with these dies and Red Glimmer Paper, along with a pennant topper that says "50 rocks!". As you can see by these photos he got all kinds of crazy gifts and he was good about modeling them all. We sure had a lot of laughs that night! Here's a closer look at the right page of this layout.
The Label Framelits make the perfect journaling block...I'm sure I'll be using them a lot on future pages. If you look closely at the top right photo, you can see a personalized banner I created for the occasion using the Perfect Pennants Die. It went together really quickly using the same papers I used here on these pages. On each end is a photo of the birthday boy. It was the perfect touch hanging over the food table, and got lots of comments from our guests. Here's another photo that better shows the banner.
The Party This Way stamp set is one of the FREE choices available to you during Sale-a-Bration. If you haven't added this one to your collection yet, I highly recommend it!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mixed Bunch Snowflake

I have been finding the Mixed Bunch set to be a fun and very versatile set...especially this pretty lacy image used here. I showed you how I used it for a butterfly in this I figured why not a snowflake?

I embossed it in Iridescent Ice EP on Glossy Card stock and then sponged on color using Baja Blue & Not Quite Navy Classic Ink. With it matted on the Silver Glimmer Paper the result is super sparkly. Take a closer look...

We're supposed to be getting up to 6 inches of snow here in the next 24 I'm sure I'll be seeing some real snowflakes soon.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fresh Vintage Butterfly

This card was inspired by the pretty butterfly shown on the sample on page 6 of the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Iridescent Ice embossing powder really makes the butterfly sparkle! This was a favorite at my bonus card class I held last week.

I really do love this stamp set and the coordinating Everyday Enchantment papers! As you can see the largest image was used on my base - just stamped randomly. The Label Framelits make a nice background for the butterfly. I sponged a little Crumb Cake ink around the sides of the floral DSP to help it from blending in too much with the striped DSP.

Thanks for visiting today!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Mixed Bunch Hugs

Here is a bright cheerful card using Mixed Bunch and the Hostess set Perfect Words. The DSP is of course the SAB papers Everyday Enchantment...which I just cannot stop using! I love this pop of Cherry Cobbler added to this color combo of Pool Party, Peach Parfait and Pear Pizzazz.

Besides the new Blossom punch that coordinates with Mixed Bunch, I used a few other punches to complete this card: Blossom Petals Builder, Extra Large Oval & the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punches.

Don't forget...along with this beautiful DSP, the Embossed Oval Frame shown here is also available for free during SAB! It comes as a set with a rectangular frame as well...LOVE these!

Have a wonderful weekend...BIG{HUGS}2U!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

You Are Loved Heart Easel Card

Yesterday I promised I'd have a more feminine Valentine card to share with you. So here ya go...

This was created using the Big Shot along with the Heart Framelits Dies and my favorite stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog...You Are Loved. (I'm hoping this one will show up in the next Idea Book & Catalog!) I was inspired to make a heart shaped easel card when I saw this cute card on SCS.

You cannot really tell from my photo, but I added Dazzling Details to both the heart & the love images for a little sparkle. The little button in the center of my bow is one of the new Twitterpated Buttons...they are so cute! Here's a peek at the inside of the card...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine...You're an 11

I had the worst migraine for several unfortunately no computer time or stampin' time for me...just hanging out in the dark wanting to gouge my eyes out. Thankfully yesterday I felt good enough to make some Valentine cards. Here is one I created for my hubby.

When I create masculine cards I usually don't do bows or scallops...but couldn't help using the new Adorning Accents Edgelits with coordinating embossing folders and I just HAD to try out the new Heart Framelits...and of course the cutest one is the scalloped one! (plus someone challenged me to use it on a card saying it was too big and could only be used for scrapbooking.) I think it works here, but at just over 5 1/4" I'm sure I'll be using it more for scrapin'. As far as the just needed one! I think it's OK since it's Valentines Day, right?

At least the color combo of Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Basic Black & Whisper White is quite manly. Along with the I {LOVE} Love Jumbo Wheel, I used the Hostess Set Perfect Words for the sentiment...emphasized with a Red Glimmer heart cut using the smallest of the heart framelits.

I have a little trick to share that I've been using to create more sizes to layer using the Framelits. Probably most of you have already thought of this, but in case I'll share anyways...See the Cherry Cobbler heart stamped with the wheel? That was cut using the 2nd largest heart framelit; but the Basic Gray layer behind it was cut by hand simply by tracing around the outer edge of the same framelit I used to cut the Cherry heart, since the cutting edge is on the inside edge of the die. So, if you don't mind a little hand cutting, using the framelits as a template is an easy option to create more layers.
Check back tomorrow for a feminine Valentine. Enjoy your day!

Monday, February 06, 2012

Mixed Bunch Butterfly

I finally got my hands on the new set Mixed Bunch along with the coordinating Blossom Punch. I must say, this set is even more fun to play with than I thought it would be. In one stampin' session I created several fun things including this card.

I just loved the idea shown in the Occasions Mini where they created a butterfly using this set, so I had to try one of my own. I stamped the flower image onto Glossy White card stock in Versa Mark ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice EP. I punched out the image and then sponged on Melon Mambo & Island Indigo ink. The result is sparkly and colorful. Here's a closer look.

After sponging on my ink I simply cut away two of the petals to get this butterfly shape, added some Basic Rhinestones for the body and attached it to a Pear Pizzazz butterfly die cut using the Beautiful Butterflies die.

Stamps: Mixed Bunch & Perfect Words (Hostess set)
Card stock: Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Whisper White & Glossy White
Ink: Versa Mark, Melon Mambo & Island Indigo
Accessories: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Iridescent Ice EP, Basic Rhinestones, Blossom Punch, Beautiful Butterflies die, Glimmer Brad (Brights) & Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon

In the coming days I'll be sharing more creations with this come back and visit again!

Friday, February 03, 2012

Brayered Lovely Trees

Still one of my very favorite sets after all these years...Lovely As a Tree. Even though it's one of my favorites, I hadn't used it in a while. I was inspired by this beautiful card I saw in the gallery at SCS to get it out and create this.

The background is brayered using Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze & Certainly Celery inks. I then used my Simply Scored tool to create some lines for added interest. The bottom of the Whisper White panel was cut using the new Edgelits Dies and then embossed with the coordinated embossing folder. Ribbon is Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding.

Have a lovely weekend!