Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Monday, December 31, 2012

Henry Says Happy New Year!

I just couldn't pass up this whimsical elephant stamp set, Henry Says, available in the upcoming Spring Catalog. I love all the accessories the banner which can hang from his outstretched trunk.

I stamped Henry on new Sycamore Street DSP, which is available as a FREE selection during Sale-A-Bration 2013! I love the bright colors and fun patterns in this paper pack. After stamping Henry on the DSP and cutting him out, I added a little shading using my Aqua Painter and some Island Indigo Ink. His little eye got lost in all that pattern of the paper so I colored a small Basic Pearl black using a sharpie marker and gave him a new eye.

Isn't the Pool Party Satin Ribbon pretty? It's part of the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack, also  available as a FREE selection during Sale-A-Bration! You can get these items starting January contact me to host a party or to attend one of my events! While SAB items aren't available for a few weeks yet, Henry is available starting January 3rd from the Spring Catalog.

Like Henry, I would also like to wish you a very happy, healthy & creative New Year!!! If you are going out tonight to safe!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Snow Flurry Candle Wrap

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Today I want to share a sparkling table decoration I made for the holidays. I love the battery operated candles that you can get now. Especially the ones with timers that come on every evening...they even smell good, and I don't have to worry about my kitty burning his whiskers off or knocking them over when he gets curious. However, they are kind of I made a pretty wrap to dress them up.

I used: Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Silver & Champagne Glimmer Paper, Always Artichoke card stock embossed with Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder and spritzed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Adorning Accents Edgelit, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and lots of Basic Rhinestones. Here's how they look on my table.
Isn't the quilted table runner gorgeous? It was a Christmas gift made by my talented Mom. She also made me a quilted wall hanging that holds Christmas can see part of it hanging on the wall behind the table. I'll have to get another photo so you can see the entire quilt. (she takes orders!)

The red vase/candle holder in the center was a happy find that really coordinates well...the snowflake even has rhinestones on it. I used velcro to secure the wrap to the candle, this way they are easy to remove and I can make different ones for each season. Here is one I made this past fall.

We got snow on Christmas Eve, so we were blessed with a white Christmas again this year. I'll leave you with a pretty shot of our Christmas sunrise view out our front window.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Shimmering Christmas Deer

Here is another one of the Christmas cards I sent out to our family and friends this year.

I used Winter Wonderland embossing powder on the Christmas Deer image...which is white, and loaded with silver & iridescent sparkle. The Whisper White layer was embossed using the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder and then spritzed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. I wish you could see just how these cards sparkle & shimmer but I just didn't get a good photo capturing the sparkle. Here's a closer look where you can kind of see the sparkle & shimmer...
I used Snow Festival DSP along with some retired Deck the Halls DSP to coordinate with the Cherry Cobbler & Always Artichoke card stock. Along with the Christmas Deer stamp set I also used Bells & Boughs (sentiment) and the swirl from Creative Elements.

This will probably be my last post before Christmas, so I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

Stevie says Merry Christmas too!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Bells & Boughs With Ornament Keepsakes

This is one of the Christmas cards we made at my Christmas Card Class earlier this month. It is also one of 4 cards that I designed to send out to our family & friends this year.

The Raspberry Ripple layer was stamped with the pretty pine & poinsettia image from Bells & Boughs. The ornaments were all stamped in Wild Wasabi and cut out using the Holiday Ornament Framelits. The "Merry Christmas" sentiment is from the Mixed Medley Hostess Set available from the Holiday Catalog. This card was one of the favorites at the class...I hope my family & friends I sent it to liked it as well.

Here are some cute & quick tags I made for bags of cookies I took to my cookie exchange party. I used sparkly white embossing powder on those. They really dressed up my cookie bags.

I still have baking & wrapping to get I better run!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Snow Much Fun Luminary Easel Card

While browsing the SCS gallery one day I came across this beautiful card and thought it was such a fantastic idea to create a luminary from an easel of course I had to try one!

I love the sparkly snowflake cut from Silver Glimmer Paper using the Snow Flurry Bigz Die! I colored a Basic Rhinestone with a sharpie marker to coordinate with the Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon. I got my color combo of Baja Breeze, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler & Primrose Petals from the cute Snow Festival DSP. I used those color markers to color the cute snowman image which is embossed using Silver EP on Cardstock Vellum. The snowflakes from Snow Swirled were stamped using White Craft Ink. The "Warm Winter Wishes" sentiment is from my retired Snowflakes set. Here's a look at what they look like lit with a flameless candle.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Mixed Bunch Medley

I really love the bright, cheery color combo of this card we made at my recent All Occasions Card Class...especially on a dark dreary morning like we are having today.

The base is Pool Party, the embossed Perfect Polka Dot layer is Island Indigo, the Mixed Bunch flower is Primrose Petals, as is the Stitched Satin Ribbon. The strip at left is Raspberry Ripple and the leaves were punched from Certainly Celery using the Bird Builder Punch.

The sentiment, from the Blooming With Kindness set was stamped in Raspberry Ripple ink. The small, scalloped flower is from the Hostess set Mixed Medley and was punched using the 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch which is new in the Holiday Catalog. The Basic Rhinestone center was colored with a sharpie.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Cherry Stippled Blossoms

I had been eyeing the Stippled Blossoms set since it first came out in the new catalog in June...I really, really tried to resist since I have so many floral stamps in my collection already...BUT, as you can see my resistance was futile! I'm sooo weak! Anyways... here is my first creation using this beautiful set.

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Blooming With Kindness & En Francais
Card stock: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Old Olive & Always Artichoke
Accessories: Window Frames Framelits, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon & Victoria Crochet Trim

I got all my holiday decorating done over the weekend and the house feels so really put me in the Christmas spirit! Today I will be working on Christmas cards. Have a great day!