Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Serene Thoughts

I've had a very eventful past week! I knew I would be busy with baby shower preparations so I had cards photographed and edited and ready to upload here so I'd be able to keep up with my blog postings...BUT my ailing, old computer had other ideas...it crashed! :-( 


We got a new computer, but I've had to go through the tedious task of setting everything up...and I'm not the best with computers! Somehow I've managed to get most everything back and functioning. It looks like all my photos and documents are still here...so that is good! I was worried about that! Anyways...here's one of the cards I intended to share with you last week.


This card used one of my favorite sheets of DSP from the Serene Scenery Paper Stack. All I had to do to create this beautiful card was stamp the sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers set. I had intended on using some sort of ribbon or other embellishment but I rather liked it as is. Doesn't get much easier than that!

I shared photos of all the beautiful papers in this stack in my last post. Check it out here

Monday, September 19, 2016

Vintage Leaves with Serene Scenery

Have you seen all the gorgeous papers that are in the Serene Scenery Paper Stack? It's so hard to tell just by viewing the tiny swatches in the catalog. Here's a look at the beautiful textures and scenery in this 6x6 stack. (click on image to see them enlarged)

The flip side has patterns in coordinating colors.
It's so easy to create beautiful cards in a snap using these papers! Yesterday I was in need of several cards and I whipped them up in a flash using these papers. Here's one of the cards...
This weathered wood background is one of my favorites in the stack! I used the Vintage Leaves and Flourishing Phrases stamp sets embossed in Copper Embossing Powder. After embossing and die cutting the leaves I sponged on some color to make the leaves look more like Autumn leaves.

To finish off the card I used some Linen & Metallic Copper Threads tied in a loopy bow. On the inside I used a piece of the DSP along the bottom that I trimmed off the 6x6 piece to fit my card front.
Check back to see the other cards I created with these papers. Have a beautiful day!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Bella & Friends Card Set

When I got my first peek at the new catalog Bella & Friends was one of the stamp sets I was most excited about. All the images are just darling...plus I LOVE to watercolor! So I'm super excited to share my latest tutorial with you!

I’ve used the beautiful Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper along with the Flourish Thinlits for this adorable set of five cards sure to delight the dog lovers in your life for any occasion you may choose.


I hear from people all the time who tell me they just are not confident with their water coloring skills. This 16 page tutorial takes you step by step with photos and instructions on how to watercolor each adorable image and put together each card. At the end of the tutorial I put together a handy tip sheet full of helpful water coloring tips to help you prefect the art of water coloring.

I am offering this tutorial on its own or as a kit. The kit contains all pre-cut cardstock, Designer Series Papers, die cuts and embellishments. You will need the Bella & Friends stamp set, inks, Aqua Painter and adhesive to complete the cards as outlined in the tutorial.

You can purchase the Bella & Friends Tutorial for $5.99 by simply clicking the PayPal button below.

After receiving payment, I will send the PDF file to the email provided with your PayPal payment. I usually check my email a few times daily, but please allow up to 24 hours for delivery to your inbox.

Skip the prep and get right to the fun! Purchase the Bella & Friends Card Kit which includes all the pre-cut supplies to complete the five cards in this set sent to you for $19.99. Includes the PDF Tutorial which will be sent to your inbox. Kits will begin shipping on Monday. Kits are only available here in the US.

Have you met Bella's OTHER friend...Pretty Kitty!? I also have a brand new tutorial featuring this set as well! Mix and match the layouts used in the Pretty Kitty Tutorial for even more variety.

Save when you purchase both the Bella & Friends and Pretty Kitty Tutorials for $10.99. Please click the Paypal button below to purchase these two tutorials.

If you have any questions regarding supplies needed to complete the cards, etc, please feel free to contact me. Thanks for stopping by today!

Pretty Kitty Card Set

As a cat lover I have been waiting for a cute cat set for a very long time. I'm super excited to finally share this new tutorial with you today using the adorable Pretty Kitty stamp set paired with the beautiful Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper and Flourish Thinlits! This darling set is sure to please the cat lovers in your life for all different occasions.



I just love to watercolor and these images are just purrfect (sorry, I couldn't resist!) for watercolring! I hear from people all the time who tell me they just are not confident with their water coloring skills. This 17 page tutorial takes you step by step with photos and instructions on how to watercolor each adorable image and put together all five cards. At the end of the tutorial I include a handy tip sheet full of helpful water coloring tips to help you prefect the art of water coloring.

I am offering this tutorial available with several different options:

Purchase the Pretty Kitty Tutorial on its own for $5.99 by simply clicking the PayPal button below.
After receiving payment, I will send the PDF file to the email provided with your PayPal payment. I usually check my email a few times daily, but please allow up to 24 hours for delivery to your inbox.

Skip the prep and get right to the fun! Purchase the Pretty Kitty Card Kit which includes the 17 page PDF Tutorial sent to your inbox plus all the pre-cut supplies to complete the five cards in this set mailed to you for $19.99. Kits are only available here in the US.


Please note:
The Pretty Kitty Card Kit includes the 17 page tutorial along with pre-cut cardstock, Designer Series Papers, die cuts and embellishments. You will need: the Pretty Kitty stamp set, inks, Aqua Painter adhesive, along with basic paper crafting tools to complete the set of cards as outlined in the tutorial. I will begin shipping kits on Monday.

Have you met Pretty Kitty's furry friend Bella? I also have a brand new tutorial featuring the Bella & Friends stamp set as well! Mix and match the layouts used in both tutorials for even more variety. Save when you buy both tutorials together! 

To purchase both the Pretty Kitty and Bella & Friends Tutorials for $10.99, please click the Paypal button below.
If you have any questions regarding supplies needed to complete the tutorials, etc...please contact me. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Sweet Little Baby Bear

This past few weeks I've had two different sets of invitations to design and stamp. That has kept me pretty busy! Since they are now complete and have been mailed, I can finally share them here! I used the adorable Baby Bear stamp set to create these baby shower invitations.


Since I had to make 42 of them, and each bear consists of three layers, that means I had to stamp that bear 126 times! It's OK though, because it was a labor of love...these baby shower invitations are for the shower of my first grandchild!

I didn't want to have to hand cut the cute bow that comes with the set, so I opted for a flower that could be stamped and punched instead. I used the retired set Punch Potpourri for the flower stamped in Strawberry Slush. The photo above shows my finished sample card, the stamped bears and the rest of the cut supplies to start assembling the invitations.

I cut the Tea Lace Doilies into pieces to add to the bottom of each stamped bear. I was able to get 3 pieces from each doily. I started off using the new Delicate Doilies, but then I remembered I had a whole pack of the older ones so I decided to use those up.
After adding the doily to the bottom of each bear I adhered it onto the Pink Pirouette embossed panel. I used an Anna Griffin embossing folder that I've had for quite some time. It was perfect because it has tiny little doily shapes on it. The next step was to add some Strawberry Slush Bakers Twine...using up some more retired product!
After adhering the card front to a Thick Whisper White base, baby bear was embellished with the flower and small rhinestone center on her head and a small bow tied with the bakers twine. Above is a shot of the completed set.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Lovely Pine Thank You

Happy Friday with a long weekend ahead! That's the good news...bad news is Summer of 2016 will be behind us after this weekend. Where did it go!? With school starting and Fall approaching it is time to be thinking of the upcoming Holidays. Stampin' Up! has them all covered in the new Holiday Catalog! Todays card combines some new favorite products with a long time (very long time!) favorite...Lovely as a Tree to create a quick thank you card.


The Mint Macaron background is embossed with the new Pine Bough Embossing Folder. The sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases set is heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder. The pine cone is cut from the new Copper Foil Sheets using the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.

Thanks for visiting...enjoy your weekend!