Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Friday, October 30, 2015

Trick or Treat!

It's almost time to have your treats ready to pass out to the little ghosts and goblins! We live out in the country with houses quite far apart, so we don't get any trick or treaters at our house. But, that doesn't stop me from making up some cute little treats...

I used the Square Pillow Box Die and the Witches' Night stamp set to create this Halloween treat box. Happy Haunting Washi Tape is adhered all around the box as the cute little bat print! This box is actually quite a good size, check out how much candy it holds...

We had our annual Halloween party this past was our 25th! We had a really good turnout...over 70 people, so during the month of October getting ready for our party has been taking up all my spare time. We go crazy decorating our barn & yard for the event. Here's a pic of hubby & I in our costumes.
I bought black clothing from the thrift store and cut and painted it for my costume. I even had matching shoes...but unfortunately no photos to show my entire costume. My entire costume cost me about $20. The most expensive part was the $8 spiderweb stockings.

I put together some prize baskets to award those with the best costumes. Here's one of them...

The cups were decorated with vinyl that I designed and then cut using my Silhouette machine.

I also made a sign to hang over our bar where we serve up my witches' brew during the party...

I didn't get a photo of it at the looked much cooler in it's "natural habitat" over the cauldron and among all the potion bottles, etc...I have displayed in my witches' kitchen area of our haunted barn. I bought the string of lights inside at the Dollar Tree..on the box it said 5 feet...well that five feet included over 2 foot of cord :-( so it didn't go around the entire frame. Since I bought it last minute didn't have time to go out looking for longer strand of year!

Here's a few more photos of our decorations...

The entryway to our graveyard...

 and a closer look at our pumpkins...

If you are like me and love to carve unique looking pumpkins, the past few years I've been downloading some faboolous designs from Zombie Pumpkins. Check him out...he's got so many great designs it will be hard to choose!

Hope you have a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Happy Notes Thanks

Beautiful gold foil leaves and embossed trees make this thank you card quite elegant.

The tiny leaves were cut from one of the dies included with the Square Pillow Box Dies. The thanks to you sentiment is from the Happy Notes set and coordinates with the Lots of Labels Framelits. I embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder and layered it on top of 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon and Gold Sequin Trim.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Witches' Night Candles

Most longtime readers of my blog probably know that I just love Halloween! Each year we have a big Halloween Party in our barn which we spend most of October decorating...which is why I have not posted much lately. Each year I try to add several new handcrafted items to my holiday decor, and today I have a pair of candle wraps I have created using the Witches' Night stamp set along with several other items which are available in the Holiday Catalog.

I try to make candle wraps to decorate my battery operated candles for each season. It really dresses up an otherwise plain candle, don't you think? The Spider Web Doilies really look spooky as they glow at night against the light background of the candle. Here's a look at the candles in better light to see all the detail...

The Halloween labels are attached to strips of the sparkly Black Glimmer Paper and wrapped around the candles. Here's a view of the side...

I also used Happy Haunting Washi Tape adhered to a strip of Tangelo Twist card stock. I colored the center of an Iced Rhinestone Embellishment orange for some extra bling...

If you like the idea of creating candle wraps for your candles, you may like my Golden Vintage Leaves Set. Included in this tutorial is an autumn leaf candle wrap. Anyone who purchases my tutorial during the month of October will also receive all the details on how to create this Halloween candle wrap as well.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Blackberry Butterfly

To me, a beautiful butterfly created with various shades of purple = LOVE. Can you believe that at first look through the new catalog I foolishly thought I didn't need the Watercolor Wings stamp set!? (somehow it still landed on my 1st order!) I'm so glad it did,  because it truly does make creating beautiful cards so easy! This was one of the cards we made at my recent All Occasions Card Class.

The butterfly is stamped in three layers to get this pretty, water colored look...but since the stamp set is Photopolymer it is very easy to line each layer up. The first layer is the lightest and stamped in Perfect Plum. The second layer is Rich Razzleberry and the third and final layer is Blackberry Bliss.This stamp set is more fun because there is also a coordinating set of framelits...which I also used here.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Everyone stamp set and can be yours as part of the Host Rewards when hosting a workshop or placing a qualifying order. Contact me to find out more...

The gorgeous Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim adds a beautiful accent to finish off the card.

Thanks for visiting today...have a beautiful weekend!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Woodland Vintage Leaves

This is one of the cards we made at my recent All Occasions Card Class.

The beautiful Woodland Embossing Folder takes center stage and a leaf from the Vintage Leaves set is strung on some Linen Thread for an accent.

The burlap strip stamp from Awesomely Artistic adds some texture. This is a nice masculine card that could be used for any occasion by simply changing the sentiment.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Witches' Night Trick or Treat

This fun Halloween card uses several new items available from the Holiday Catalog. The Witches' Night stamp set along with Black Glimmer Paper and a Spider Web Doily.

The Black Glimmer Paper is just much sparkle, I love it! The Spider Web Doilies are fun too! They were actually one of the things I was most excited about when I first looked through the Holiday catalog!

The Witches' Night stamp set is really nice too...I love that it coordinates with the Lots of Labels Framelits and that in addition to the 2 large images, it includes 3 background designs as well. I used the spider web and the zig-zag diamond patterned stamps on my card, but there is also one with bats.

The main image was sponged with Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry. You cannot really tell from my photo, but the raven was cut out and embossed with clear for some extra shine.

Hope your day is filled with treats...and not tricks!