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.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Happy Camper Birthday

Happy Monday! we went from an exceptionally warm weekend to snow overnight. It's still coming down pretty good out there. It does look so pretty and peaceful but it sure was nice having a break from the cold!

Late this past summer, we bought a vintage camper...it needs lots of work, but we are hoping to have it ready to go camping this summer. With the nice, warm weather we had over the weekend, my hubby got quite a bit of work done on it. Once he is done with the framework, updating the structure,  electrical, etc...we can begin to work on updating the interior. That's the part I'm looking forward to! Can't wait to decorate and really glamp her up! I've already been hitting thrift and antique stores looking for retro items to use.

After getting our camper, I just HAD to get the adorable Glamper Greetings stamp set. I made this card for my hubby's birthday.


It is fun to add details to this adorable little camper and then watercolor. I chose the same color scheme (Tempting Turquoise & Real Red)  for this card as we plan to do with our camper. I plan to make some little home decor projects with this set to decorate our home on wheels.

Here's a look at our 1964 camper on the day we brought her home.


Do any of you own a vintage camper? While we have done lots of camping in the past, this is our first camper. We looked for a long time before we found one that wasn't too far away, fit in our price range, and didn't need too much work. Two out of three aint bad I guess. She just ended up needing a whole lot more work than we thought. Hopefully we will make lots of wonderful memories as we travel in her in the future. Wish us luck!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Delightful Pretty Kitty

Today is a gloomy, stormy Monday here in Michigan. Good news is that it's supposed to be mid 40's which is basically a heatwave for this time of year! Bad news is that it looks like instead of the sun we will be seeing lots of rain. Wah, wah! It's melting all the snow to reveal the drab brown grass and muddy roads...blah! So, how do I beat the Winter blues...in my studio playing with bright colors and Springy, floral products, accompanied by good music!


I think you will agree that this cheerful card using one of the adorable images from Pretty Kitty along with Delightful Daisy DSP looks very happy and Spring-like!


I colored this kitty to look like my Mom's cat because this card is for her. I used my Aqua Painter along with colors of Classic Ink to coordinate with the DSP. I did use the black Watercolor Pencil as well to color the kitty. You cannot tell from the photo, but I used Wink of Stella to add some shimmer to the flowers.

I just love watercoloring the sweet kitty images in the Pretty Kitty stamp set! A while back, I even created a tutorial that takes you step by step watercoloring each image to create a set of cards...if you are interested you can purchase it here.

You can't give a card with a naked envelope, right?!


I used the flowers from the Bloomin' Love set to add a floral design to the envelope. Have a delightful day!

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Party Panda Easel Card

These Party Pandas are helping a special little one celebrate her first birthday.


The Picture Perfect Party DSP is so much fun! I used several cut out gifts on the base of the easel card to hold the main panel in place.


Here is what the card looks like folded down to pop into an envelope.


These little panda bears are just so cute! I love that this set also comes with the confetti stamp to add to the background as well. This stamp set can be yours FREE gift with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration! The Picture Perfect Party DSP is available in the new Occasions Catalog.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Peaceful Birch Trees

Today is the final day to purchase from the Holiday Catalog. There are so many awesome products such as the Carols of Christmas stamp set used on this card...so don't miss out!


To create this card, I inked up the Woodland Embossing Folder using my Smokey Slate ink pad and then I used a Sponge Dauber to add just a bit of Dapper Denim ink before carefully placing my Whisper White cardstock into the folder and running it through my Big Shot.

The "PEACE on EARTH" sentiment from Carols of Christmas was embossed with Silver Embossing Powder and the cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I adhered the embossed square  to a slightly larger square of Silver Foil and attached over the Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, January 01, 2018

Party Panda Ringing in the New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I say it every year, and I'll say it again...WOW, did this year fly by! I started this blog way back on New Year's Day of 2007...so today is my 11 year Blogiversary as well. So lets celebrate the day with the adorable new Sale-A-Bration set Party Pandas!


The panda bears in this set are absolutely darling! Paired with the Picture Perfect Party DSP it really makes for some super cute, festive projects! This DSP will be available in just a few days from the new Occasions Catalog. Both Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalog start on January 3rd.

Wishing you good health, much happiness and lots of creativity in 2018!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Daisy Delight Boxed Set

Here's a set of cards using the Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy Punch.

I used some favorite (now retired) DSP along with the Hexagon Embossing Folder and embellished each one with a Faceted Gem and 1/8" Gold Ribbon.

The set of three cards with stamped envelopes fits inside one of the Acetate Card Boxes featured on page 13 of the Holiday Catalog.


I made a little tag attached with some ribbon and it made a nice little gift.

Thanks for visiting today!