Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Monday, March 19, 2018


One of my favorite photo sessions with my grand daughter to date was on this warm fall afternoon as we took her for a walk in our vintage radio flyer wagon. She was wearing little denim bib overalls and she was so happy being pulled around and taking it all in with her big wide eyes.

I used the retired Flower Patch stamp set and dies along with Painted Autumn DSP.

These photos are so cute I didn't want to crop them or add too much to them. They are just matted to fit into the pockets and a bit of the DSP was added to the corner of one photo. I plan to create a two page 12x12 layout in the future using these same photos. That way I can add more embellishments and some journaling to the pages.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Feathery Friends Congrats

A dear friend won a well deserved teaching award last week so I made this card for her using the Feathery Friends and Hardwood stamp sets along with a few sentiment stamps from some retired sets.

I inked Hardwood in White Craft ink and stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock to create the frame for the chalkboard. I cut it into strips and inked the edges with Soft Suede ink. The little banner was punched from Picture Perfect Party DSP.

The sweet little bird was stamped in Basic Black and watercolored using my Aqua Painter and colors of ink that are featured in the Picture Perfect Party DSP.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fresh Fig Heartfelt Blooms

Here is a color combo I haven't used before...

Fresh Fig ink with Perfect Plum and Powder Pink card stock. I haven't really used Powder Pink at all... but here I quite like it! I used a bit of Powder Pink ink as well...along with a Sponge Dauber to add a bit of color to the main flower. 

If you are one of the few who still haven't received the gorgeous Heartfelt Blooms stamp set as your free gift during Sale-a-Bration, what are you waiting for!? Place your order with me today and select this stamp set in either wood or clear mount. 

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Party Panda Balloon for Baby

The Party Panda set is not only cute, but versatile for many different happy occasions. This little guy makes an adorable baby card don't you think?

I used one of the prints that is featured on the back of the Picture Perfect Party DSP. I'm really enjoying that 6x6 stack, and highly recommend getting it if you haven't yet.  A bit of watercoloring was done on the bear and balloon using my Aqua Painter and the circles were cut using the Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles Framelits. I use both of those sets of framelits so often they are pretty much out permanently at my cutting station. 

Have a GREAT day!

Monday, March 05, 2018

Spooky Cat and a Bootiful Baby

Here we are on another Monday...and I have a four new scrapbook pages to share. The first two are from Maddy's 1st year album using Project Life pocket pages and the next two are traditional 12x12 pages. All four pages use items from the Spooky Night Suite of products that were in the Holiday Catalog.

I love the pop of Berry Burst used in this layout! While the Spooky Cat stamp set and the coordinating Spooky Night papers are no longer available, the Cat Punch is. I'm wondering if there is going to be another cat set in the next catalog that it will coordinate with?

Here's a look at the two pages in the album. I used the Labeler Alphabet to create titles for these pages and the next pages as well. For her 1st Halloween, Maddy couldn't have just one outfit! She was stinkin' cute dressed as a skunk, bootiful in her black cat jumper and even the cutest pumpkin in the pumpkin patch!

The scallop along the bottom was created by punching out circles of Spooky Night DSP with a 1" Circle Punch. I loved how the layered "bootiful baby" turned out for the first 8x6 page so I duplicated it for this page as well. I used the Stitched Shapes and Layering Ovals Framelits with the spiderweb label stamp included in the Spooky Cat set. Here's a closer look.

The pumpkin shown in the above photo was one I decorated several years ago using Black Flourish Designer Jewels.  All the details can be found in this post. You may also recognize this next page that I shared here back in October before I had any photos. Along with the sweet photo of Maddy, I also added a bat punched from Black Glimmer Paper to coordinate with the other page.

Here's a look at these two pages together. Make sure to click on these photos for a better look.

Thanks for joining me on another "Maddy Monday"!

Friday, March 02, 2018

Denim Blooms

What difference a day makes in the weather this time of year. Earlier this week we had a nice taste of Spring-like weather. Today...not so much!

It sure does look beautiful, but I'm done with snow and ready for some blooms! Unfortunately, the only blooms I'm going to see around these parts look something like this...

This floral image from Heartfelt Blooms is such a beautiful stamp, and it's so easy to create stunning cards. I do have to admit to a little boo boo with this stamped image, but it turned into a happy mistake. I inked the stamp in Dapper Denim and stamped onto Very Vanilla. When I lifted up my stamp there was a little fuzz on the stamp which resulted in a tiny uninked spot on one of the petals of the main flower. So I used my Aqua Painter to try and blend it in. Being that this image is made of tiny little dots, after blending in the boo boo, the one petal stood out from the others. I liked the look of the blended petal however, so I continued to lightly blend the other petals as well.

I added Crumb Cake to the center of the flower using a Sponge Dauber and then also added Wink of Stella to the blended petals. The shimmer on the one flower is really pretty, but didn't show up in the photo. The Crumb Cake background panel is embossed using the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder...easily my favorite embossing folder at the moment!

Both the Heartfelt Blooms and the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder are available for FREE during Sale-a-Bration. Place your order with me today to receive these amazing products.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Springtime Blooming Basket

Todays card is the first I've created using the beautiful new Blooming Basket Bundle. This new Sale-A-Bration Bundle includes the gorgeous Blooming Basket stamp set along with the incredible Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder. I just love them both! You can chose this bundle as your free gift with a $100 Sale-A-Bration order. Isn't this image just perfect for Spring?

I used Peekaboo Peach cardstock for the main panel and embossed it with the Basket Weave EF. The basket of flowers is watercolored using my Aqua Painter, along with these inks: Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake & Lemon Lime Twist. The little butterfly is a separate image by itself, so I stamped, cut out, colored and popped him up with Stampin' Dimensionals. The card is finished with 1/2 of a Detailed Doily and Metallic Edged Ribbon. While this stamp set includes two sentiment stamps, I chose to leave this card's always good to have a pretty card ready to go for any occasion.

ENJOY your day!

Monday, February 26, 2018

You Make Me Smile

It's Monday again already! Also know as Maddy Monday at our house! Here are a couple more pages from Maddy's 1st year album. I just love the photos from this shoot. She looked so cute in her black lace tutu and she was in such a giggly mood that day. Her mama was off to the side making her laugh.

The "you make me smile" sentiment from Colorful Seasons was perfect for these pics as was the black lace trim which was from the holiday catalog a couple years back.

A couple more simple pages. I did fussy cut the little banner on the bottom left photo. It was cropped from another photo. Here's a closer look...

You may recognize the items used to create the canvas banner? Most of the supplies are all retired now. I loved those blank canvas banners! This one spells out Madelyn. I made it to hang in her room, but used it in a couple photo shoots first. I will share more when I scrapbook those photos.

Have a HAPPY Monday!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sugarplum Heartfelt Blooms

I think the most beautiful stamp set offered this year for FREE during Sale-A-Bration is the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set. It is so simple to make a quick and easy card using this set! Not only is the floral image absolutely gorgeous, but the three sentiment stamps have a beautiful font as well.

Check out the embossed background...don't you just LOVE the new Basket Weave Embossing Folder? That is also a FREE selection during SAB. It is part of the Blossoming Basket Bundle.

To create this card, the floral image is inked in Sweet Sugarplum and then stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. Fresh Fig ink is used for the sentiment. Part of a Delicate Doily embellishes the side along with some pretty Metallic Edge Ribbon.

This card is quick and easy to create, but I think you will agree that the image is so stunning and the texture and embellishments make it look so very detailed.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Pool Party Panda

Here we are on another Maddy Monday! I've got a few more pages to share from her 1st year album. This first page features one of my favorite photos I have taken of her so far. It was right after getting out of the pool and she had on an adorable panda I'm sure you can guess, without even seeing the page, which stamp set I used...

I used Layering Circle and Stitched Shape Framelits along with the Party Pandas stamp set to create this simple, yet cute page.  The page opposite of this in the album is a Father's Day page. I used Vintage Leaves and Thoughtful Banners stamp sets for that page. Here's a look at those two pages in the album.

The previous two pages feature Mother's Day photos. Here's a look at those pages as well.

I created a tone on tone paper for the background using the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and then die cut the pretty coordinating flourish using the Flourish Thinlits. I just love the pretty lilacs shown in the background...I sure am looking forward to Spring and all those blooms!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Bonjour Traveler

This is a card I made for a special bride-to-be's honeymoon themed bridal shower.

I chose the colors based on her shower and wedding invitations. One stop on the lucky couple's planned trip is Paris, so I used some French themed sets (En Francais, Carte Postale & French Foliage) along with the Traveler stamp set to create a watercolored, vintage collage look for the main image. All these sets and the DSP are retired products)

Her invitations have pretty floral designs on them similar to the Birthday Bouquet DSP I used here. I fussy cut out a few of the little floral pieces for accents on the card. I like the way it turned out, and hopefully the bride to be will like it as well.

While the stamps and DSP used here are retired, the cardstock, ink and dies are all still available. If you are looking for some great, retired stamps sets, visit my Retired Stamps page.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Bloomin' Love Pandas

Happy Valentines Day! The Sale-A-Bration Party Pandas make adorable Valentine cards...especially when paired up with the Bloomin Love set. I used all the same supplies for three different looks.

The Pink Pirouette background panels are stamped using the Blooming Love stamp set. I used my Layering Circles & Stitched Shape Framelits to die cut the circles and layered them onto a Delicate White Doily.  The first card uses the bear holding a letter...for this one I didn't alter the image in any way...just stamped in Black Archival ink and watercolored using my Aquapainter. The "love you" sentiment is included in the Party Pandas set.

The second card features the panda floating away with a big heart balloon. For this card I just replaced the regular shaped balloon with a heart one. The XOXO sentiment is from the Bloomin' Love set (as well as the "friend" sentiment shown above) I sent this adorable balloon version to my granddaughter.

The last card required a little more work to create. I masked the letter in the pandas paws and then stamped it twice...once on Whisper White and again onto a scrap of Pink Pirouette cardstock. I then die cut the heart and stamped using the 'love you" stamp. It's popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals so  he's hugging the big heart.

The scalloped circles, hearts and flagged sentiment strips are all created using Berry Burst cardstock. This In Color is quickly becoming one of my favorite colors!

Do you have your Party Panda set yet? If not, place your $50 order during Sale-A-Bration and select either wood or clear mount for FREE. Also...don't forget to select me as your demo! I will send a free card kit at the end of the moth to all who order with me in February.

Have a SWEET day!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Maddy Monday - Baby's 1st Christmas Pages

Last week I shared a couple pages from the scrapbook album I made for my sweet granddaughter Madelyn. I think in the coming weeks, each Monday I will share another page or two and call it "Maddy Monday". Most people dread Mondays but I actually look forward to them because I usually have my Madelyn for the day.

I used mostly all retired Stampin' Up! products to create these pages. I'm so glad I still had some of the adorable Snow Festival Christmas paper left. The Primrose Petals color used ties in perfectly with the pink album...and of course the ornament print and Cherry Cobbler color work well with the photos. I used the Christmas Bliss set to create the title and the Labeler Alphabet for the month tag.

She loved being inside the big "present" I created for these photos. She would crouch down and then pop her little head up, playing peek-a-boo like the cutest little jack in the box ever! It sure is fun having a little one around again! (Especially one that goes home at the end of the day when Grandma is tired! ;-)

The adorable little reindeer tag adds the perfect playful touch...the DSP had a whole sheet of different tags...each one cuter than the next. Here's a look at the two pages together. I wish I would have photographed some of the elements before slipping them into the page protectors...hate the glare. Oh get the idea.

Need to go child proof the living room before Maddy gets here...have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Baby's First Birthday Pages

In January our darling little granddaughter turned a year old. This past year watching her grow and hit each milestone has brought such tremendous joy into our lives! Grandbabies really are the BEST!

I've been working on an 8x6 Project Life style album to keep track of her first year. Each month I would set up at least one photo shoot to capture her monthly photo and then I would add them to her album. My goal was to have it finished and ready to give her in January, so I spent a large chunk of my stamping time this past month finishing her album. Here are the last few pages.

No party is complete without balloons and the super cute Party Pandas! I used the little confetti stamp to add interest to the background of my page, stamping it in both Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose (retired).

I used papers from Echo Park's Bundle of Joy throughout the album and Regal Rose is a good match to those, so I also used some prints from the retired SU! Brights Pattern Stack from many years ago...I had about 1/2 sheet of each pattern in the Regal Rose so I used it on the balloon and also on the 12 month circle. I used the Labeler Alphabet a lot throughout this album, it's perfect for little titles. Speaking of titles, the "birthday girl" title is a stamp from the retired Hello stamp set. I keep anything I know that I can use in my scrapbooks.

Here's how the page looks in the album. To the left are a couple pocket pages, one is for journaling...I left that for Maddy's Mom to write and the other shows a photo of her beginning to walk. Now just a short month later she's everywhere! I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out various patterns of paper. 

The last page of her album shows her enjoying her birthday cake in a hot pink tutu. I used some retired SU! products to create this page...including Pretty In Pink cardstock and the Banner Blast and Party Pants stamp sets. Those were both free Sale-A-Bration sets from a few years ago. You can still get current Sale-A-Bration products right now...including the fun Party Panda set!

If you would like to see more pages from this album check back in the next couple weeks...I plan to share more. I also did a post a while back sharing many of the pages before the photos were added. You can see that here

Monday, February 05, 2018

His & Hers Picture Perfect Birthday

The Picture Perfect Party Designers Series Paper is full of fun colors and fabulous prints. I just LOVE this 6x6 stack! Today I have a couple of quick and simple cards to share using one sheet of the paper trimmed to make two fun for her and one for him.

The card "for her" features a Berry Burst birthday banner and some Basic Rhinestones for some extra sparkle.

To create the more masculine look on the card "for him" I eliminated the rhinestones and used Lemon Lime Twist for the birthday banner.

Both cards are fun, happy cards that are simple to create.