Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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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 towel...so 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 well...you 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 sparingly...here 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 cards...one 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.