Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Best Fiends Flip

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I'm here with another Halloween flip card to share today, created with the new Thinlits Label Die. These are so much fun!

I just love these Halloween prints from the retired Ghostly Greetings DSP! Isn't ol' witchy poo just gorgeous in her Razzleberry dress? She is one of the awesome images from one of my favorite retired sets...Best Fiends. Here's a closer look so you can see all her warts.

Isn't she lovely? Here is the card as it opens...
and on the flip side...
This card has the extended panel, which creates an extra area to write a message. I show how to do this on this post. The "Witching you...a haunting Halloween" message is from another cute retired set aptly named, Haunting Halloween.

Don't forget to check out the Get Inspired Blog for the final Thank You Thursdays Special!

Have a haunting Halloween!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wicked Wednesday - Bite Me Treat Bags

One more day left before the Trick-or-Treaters come looking for goodies! We live out in the boonies so we never get any kids that come to our house. Instead, I delivered some homemade treats yesterday.
I used the Blue Ribbon, Bite Me & Toil & Trouble stamp sets along with Witches' Brew papers to top off these cute chevron printed Tag a Bag Gift Bags.

I was able to fit a ziplock filled with 5 medium sized homemade peanut butter cookies into each bag.
The cookies are thick & chewy, so if you have a flatter cookie I think you could actually fit more of them inside the bag. Here's a closer look...
Another cute idea for the Bite Me set is to make cupcake picks...
You could also use the skull and crossbones from the Toil & Trouble set to do the same idea.

To purchase the Bite Me stamp set or any of the other products used here, please visit my online store.

Have a wicked sweet day!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Flipped Out Ghoul Friend

The past few days I've been having lots of fun playing with all my Halloween stamps...both new & retired. I made several fun Halloween cards using the Thinlits Label Flip Card Die. Check out this one I made for my great-nephew.

The super cute main image is from a retired set called Hey Ghoul Friend. The spooky tree is from the retired set House of Haunts, but the image (along with haunted house from same set) is available as part of the Best of Halloween set. (they are just smaller than original) The bats are from Halloween Backgrounds set (also retired) and the BOO! greeting is from the Bite Me Photopolymer set. Here's a closer look at the cute little pumpkin...
Here's the card as it starts to open...
I just love the spider web's from the Witches' Brew pack of DSP in this years Holiday Catalog. The Pumpkin & Razzleberry prints are from the retired Prints Stack. Here's the card as the label is flipped...

The Happy Halloween and the spiders stamped on the label are also from the Bite Me set.

I cannot wait to hear how my nephew liked this card once he receives it in the mail....I think these flip cards are especially fun for kids.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Regal Colored Apothecary Art Pair

Have you ordered any of the 25% off sets yet? Tomorrow is the last day to place your order to take advantage of the discount. There are 25 sets offered and my personal favorite set on the list has got to be Apothecary Art. Here are a couple cards I recently created using this set.

I was inspired to use this color combo from this pretty color swatch I pinned on Pinterest.

I used: Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry & Crushed Curry.

I used several sets of framelits to mat the pretty water colored image: Labels, Apothecary Accents, Circle & Deco Label Framelits.

Here's another version using a slightly different color combo.
This one has a more Autumn feel to it...I used Cajun Craze instead of Rich Razzleberry.

If you don't already have this pretty set, please visit my store and add it to your collection at a discount today! And while you are there, check out the other 24 sets on sale.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Lovely as a Christmas Tree

An old favorite meets some new favorite products for an updated look using this old classic standby, Lovely As A Tree.

I was inspired by the pretty samples of Christmas tree set in the Holiday Catalog paired up with the Winter Frost DSP and thought to myself, I can do something similar with the pine tree from Lovely As A Tree. This is what I came up with. This card is simple enough to create in mass quantities, but the shimmery silver embossing along with the rhinestones (colored with sharpies) add nice details. I think this is going to be one of my Christmas cards I send out this year.

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wicked Wednesday - Monsters of Rock

Slash, Rob Zombie & Alice Cooper were all at our Halloween party in 2011...and here's the scrapbook page to prove it!

I used the Witches' Brew DSP from the Holiday Catalog to easily create this rockin' layout. The title was cut from Summer Starfruit card stock using the Typeset Bigz Alphabet and then I stamped it with the splotch stamp from the new photopolymer set Bite Me.
The black rhinestones swirls were available through SU! a few years back but are now retired. I'm glad I still have some of these in my stash as they worked out well on this page. I colored two large clear rhinestones orange using my sharpie markers for the skulls eyes. I also trimmed carefully around the top of the skull so my photo slid behind it.

Hope your day rocks!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

25 Stamp Sets at 25% Off!

Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary all year long...but during the week of the actual date (October 25th to be exact) they decided to pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!

Dates: October 22-28, 2013
Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets.

Check out my online store to see the stamp sets on sale...hopefully there is one (or two...) that are on your wishlist!

If the 25 at 25% sale isn't enough to make you celebrate...don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals for even more specials.
If you would like to place an order....don't forget to use the hostess code: Q7M6ZJM9 and I'll enter you in my drawing for some free SU! goodies!

Wanted to share a gorgeous view I was lucky enough to see over this past weekend while touring some wineries in beautiful Northern Michigan.

Have a beautiful day!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

More GREAT Specials!

Thank You Thursdays...Deals of the Week...New Photopolymer Stamps! My goodness, Stampin' Up! sure is going out of the way to keep things fresh & exciting!

With today being Thursday, I wanted to remind you to check out the SU! Blog...Inspired By for today's deal. If you love won't be disappointed! Five different punches are on sale for only $11.96. But remember, this is a one day only deal! 

If you like bargains (and who doesn't?!), here's another reminder...don't forget about this weeks Deals of the Week! Again, more great products at a discount! Check them out!

Have you tried any of SU!'s Photopolymer Stamps sets yet? I love how easy it is to see exactly where I am stamping when using these clear sets! Now, just in time for Christmas there's an awesome new set called Endless Wishes. See more details here

If you would like to place an order for any of these great products with me, don't forget to use my Hostess Code: Q7M6ZJM9 when placing your order. I will put your name into my drawing for FREE SU! goodies.*
My September Hostess Code winner was Jamie, and she received this Season of Style This & That Journal along with the coordinating Designer Stickers and a few more goodies to go along with it. Everyone who places an order, will receive a hand stamped surprise in the mail from me.
*FREE items are based on the total of the workshop order.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wicked Wednesday: Bite Me Flip Card

I've been seeing so many fun cards created with SU!'s new Thinlits Flip Card Dies that I finally decided I needed to get a set to try out for myself. I had a hard time deciding between the two sets offered, but ended up going with the Labels set first...mostly because I like the little added extras better than the ones included in the Circle set. (but who am I kidding...I'm sure I will be adding that one to my collection before too long as well!)

These flip cards are even easier to make than I had imagined and I've already been having lots of fun playing with these dies! I also just got the newly released Photopolymer set Bite Me. So here is my first creation using both of these items.

With all the Halloween sets I own, can you believe I don't have one with a large spider web?! So I was super excited to get this set just for that one image alone...but actually all the images are pretty useful. I especially like the splotch that I used here to create a background. Here's what the card looks like as you start to open it...
and here is is all the way opened...
I used a little trick when cutting the base for this card that created the extra panel on the end. (the one with the Summer Starfruit layer) Here's how to do that...
You still start with the same 1/2 sheet of card stock, but cut it just a sliver smaller...1/16th of an inch shy of the 5-1/2' measurement, which equals 5-7/16 inch wide. This enables you to easily pull the one end up and over the end of the Thinlit Die as shown above. So instead of cutting it as it goes through the Big Shot, it will create a crease...and that is where you will fold it.

The extra panel is perfect if you want to include a hand written message. Here's a better look at how I decorated the inside of the extended panel. (the other side is covered in Witches' Brew DSP as shown in 1st photo)
Please be careful when using this stamp set if the sight of a spider freaks you out. While stamping this card I tested out a few of the stamps on scrap before I stamped them onto my card stock. Later when cleaning off my messy desk, I lifted some scraps and...
YIKES!!!! There was a spider on my desk!!! he doesn't look too huge, hairy & horrific in this photo, but in the brief second when I saw him "lurking" under my scraps, I have to admit I let out a loud scream!

So, I guess the TRICK was on me! Hope your day is filled with TREATS!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Inspired Serene Silhouettes

I recently pinned this color combo for inspiration. This swatch consists of several colors that I wouldn't have thought to put together otherwise.

I took a little bit of liberty with my color selections, using only current SU! colors: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Midnight Muse, Crisp Cantaloupe & So Saffron. Here's what I came up with...
I just love the way the sponged main panel turned out! The colors worked well together and blended into such pretty shades.

I have an All Occasions Card Class scheduled for the 24th, and we will be doing a card that is based upon this...but a little more simplified so its easier to create multiples. If you are local and would like to attend, please contact me for all the details.

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Two For the Birds

I had a fun day of stampin' with a good friend a few months back...has it really been that long??? Anyways...she brought over some stuff she knew I didn't have so I could play with them. We talked, stamped, laughed, stamped, colored, talked, punched, ate...well you get the idea...I didn't finish anything because I was too busy visiting and I'm not that great at multi-tasking, but we had a good time. Here's a couple of finished cards I made using the For the Birds & Six-Sided Sampler sets she brought over.

Those little birds are so cute & fun to watercolor! Here is another card I made to put in a care package I sent my son who is stationed over in Afghanistan.
I didn't get a very good photo of this one before I shipped it off. The Honeycomb Embossing Folder along with the punched out hexagons made a fun yet masculine background.

Have you heard? Stampin Up! is now offering Weekly Deals!
Each Tuesday the online store will be updated with a few weekly deals for you to enjoy. You’ll want to make sure you check back every week to see what is being offered. Please note that these deals will be offered “while supplies last” and that the discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out.
Check out his week’s deals

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Wicked Wednesday: Witches' Boo Banner

I like to decorate my mantel and hearth for the holidays so I thought I needed a spooky banner to go with my Halloween decor.

I used Witches' Brew DSP along with the Toil & Trouble stamp set. Both of these items along with lots of other spooktacular items can be found in the 2013 Holiday Catalog. Here's a closer look at the left side of my banner.
and a closer look of the right...
For some sparkle I used Silver Glimmer PaperSilver Dazzling Details and colored Rhinestones. The large word collage image from Toil & Trouble was embossed with orange embossing powder onto the Black Card stock and then cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits
The Perfect Pennants Bigz Die made cutting the other base pieces so simple it's scary! 

If you clicked on the top photo to enlarge, you may have noticed a few other projects I've shared here in the past... 

Have a wicked good day!