Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Celebrate Today!

Today certainly is a day to celebrate...saying goodbye to 2014 & hello to 2015! And, I just happen to have the perfect card for the occasion...using the new Celebrate Today stamp set!

This was the first stamp set that caught my eye in the new Occasions Catalog...and of course the coordinating Balloon Framelits made it even more irresistible! I love the little pennant banner die and the tassel's a little closer look at that detail...
You can also see the new Bermuda Bay Sequin fun is that!? I also added some loose sequins to the background to look like confetti.

The color combo I used here is: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz & Tangerine Tango.

Wishing you all a very HAPPY, HEALTHY & CREATIVE New Year!!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Painted Petals With Butterfly Basics

I finally got my stampin' room clean enough to feel I deserved a little break to play with my favorite new items from my Occasions pre-order. Here's my first creation...

I managed to include many favorite new things...the Painted Petals and Butterfly Basics stamp sets, along with the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder and even a strip of the gorgeous new DSP...Painted Blooms. The Painted Blooms DSP has lots of purple in it! WOO HOO! I just love it!

The large butterfly here was cut with the smallest of the new Butterfly Thinlits...those are awesome as well! I really like the little honeycomb style background stamp included in the Butterfly Basics stamp set...I used it here repeated over the main image, the sentiment circle and even on the DSP...all inked in Crumb Cake.

Other colors I used here are: Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo & Wild Wasabi.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Shimmering Festival of Trees

Since they were mailed out last week, it's pretty safe to say that everyone should have received my Christmas cards by it's OK for me to share here. This was the main card I sent out (the rest were cards I have been making & sharing here previously.) I tried to come up with a fairly simple design since I was making quite a few of them...but I later figured out that it took 5 passes through the Big Shot per card to I got my bicep workout at the same time!

The first few had the Northern Flurry embossed backgound....

Then I wondered how it would look with the Tiny Triangle embossed backgound...
I ended up liking that version a bit more, so I went with it for the remaining cards.The embossed circle was punched using the 2 1/2" Circle Punch. Then another circle was cut from the Silver Foil Sheets using a little larger Circle Nestability die. I added some Silver Dazzling Details to the snowflakes. Some of the silver embossed trees also got decorated with rhinestones...until that got too tedious and I decided the trees looked pretty enough without them! Here's a closer look...

Here's a look at most of them ready to mail...
I ran out of Lost Lagoon Satin Ribbon, so some had to be sent without the bow. (honestly, it was a relief, because I was tired of making bows at that point!) I doubt anyone will know...well, unless they read my blog! lol

A little Christmas gift to me (from me!) is expected to arrive here today...a box of SU! goodies containing my Occasions Catalog preorder & Sale-a-Bration!!! I'll be looking forward to having time to stamp after the holidays!

Have a WONDERFUL Christmas!!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Wisteria Bloom

I took a welcome break from Christmas cookie baking to stamp a birthday card. Recently it seems everything I have been stamping has been for Christmas as well, so I chose a pretty flower from the Bloom With Hope hostess set to color with my Wisteria Wonder set of Blendies...(with a touch of Rich Razzleberry)

The background was stamped in Crumb Cake using the leafy branch image. I also used the rough line image from Gorgeous Grunge to add a little texture to the "happy birthday" strip. The chevron design is from Work of Art and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Snowman Canvas

I had my nieces over yesterday afternoon for a little crafting time. We had so much fun visiting while we created these little snowman canvases.

We started with blank 8x8 canvases and painted them with acrylic paint. Before painting the details we used an iridescent paint over the snowman...that makes him shimmer & shine just like real snow. The snowflakes are cut from Dazzling Diamonds & Silver Shimmer paper using my Big Shot and the retired Snow Flurry Die. They are held in place with rhinestone brads. A couple buttons and some wired ribbon for the scarf finishes him off.
Here are my beautiful nieces with their finished creations.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Flippin' Fridays - A Merry Little Wish

What a week! So much to do...and unfortunately I spent several days sick in bed. :-( Right now I'm feeling better, but very far behind with everything I need to get done before Christmas. So, I actually really am flippin' out this Friday!

I've been busy today working on my Christmas cards..hopefully I'll get them in the mail early next week. I'm taking a little break and thought I'd share a Christmas flip card with you using..

surprise!!!... the Festival of Trees stamp set & All Is Calm DSPAll Is Calm Washi Tape! I guess if you are a regular visitor of my blog, by now I'm sure you have figured out what my favorite items from the Holiday Catalog are, and hopefully you are not sick of seeing my many projects made with them.

I just love these colors together along with the shimmer & shine from the Silver Embossing Powder used on the  tree and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
I came up with this card as I was working out my design for my Christmas cards this year. I'll share those once they are mailed.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Celebrate the Season

I just love this cute little washi tree created with the All Is Calm Washi Tape and the Tree Punch!

There is so much sparkle & shimmer on this card, that the photo just doesn't do it justice...from the pretty Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper - which adds the prefect snow-like sparkle for the background to the soft & satiny 5/8" Silver Satin Ribbon layered with the 1/8" Silver Ribbon which blends nicely with the silver metallic washi tape. I also used some of my favorite pattern of paper from the All is Calm DSP...wish I could buy a whole bunch of this one pattern!

Have you checked out the Clearance Rack for new year end closeouts yet? It's been updated today with lots of new great items just in time for Christmas!

I don't know about you...but I still have a LOT of things to do before the holidays are here! I'm heading out to do some Christmas shopping today and going to put up the tree later. Once our tree is decorated, I'll be done as far as decking the halls.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Lovely Lace Fun Framed Flower

I took a welcome break from my Christmas crafting yesterday to create a fun card using some new goodies dropped off by UPS earlier in the day.

As you can see I chose non-Christmassy colors and one of my go to stamp sets...Mixed Bunch to create a quick card.

Can you believe I didn't already have the Lovely Lace or the Fun Frames embossing folders in my collection? I was happy they were part of last weeks doorbuster special!

I used these colors to create this card: Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride &  Crisp Cantaloupe.

Update: I will have more All Is Calm 6 x 6 Pocket Album Kits ready to ship out the middle of next week. I'll have a few please contact me to reserve your kit.