Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween to you! Each year we have a Halloween Party which we hold out in our barn. We really get into decorating our yard and barn for the party. A lot of our friends & family look forward to our party each year and go all out with their costumes, I always look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! There are always a few that are downright hilarious...and this year was no exception!  It really does makes for a fun evening! This year I sent out invitations that I designed using My Digital Studio.

I printed them at home on Whisper White card stock...4 to a page, then cut them and mounted them on 1/4 sheet of Pumpkin Pie. I used the From the Crypt stamp brush set and also printed out a sheet of the spiders on 1" circles of Cast A Spell DSP which I also used on the rest of the invite along with a few elements from the Pick Your Poison Designer Kit. I punched out the spider circles and added a black rhinestone to each one (along with the little bat) and then adhered them to a 1-1/4" black circle, and attached them to my card using a dimensional. Of course I stamped my envelopes to match. I love having my favorite Halloween papers still available to me by using them in MDS! Here's a little closer look...
I made up prize buckets containing a scary movie on DVD, popcorn & candy to give to the winners of our costume contest. I inserted a hand stamped pick into each one with the couple, scariest & funniest.

Like I said, we really get into that includes our pumpkin carvings.

The past couple years I've dressed as something creepy (last year I was even a creepy man...Alice Cooper) so this year I wanted to dress in something pretty, so this is what I came up with.
Notice the arrow going thru my hubby's hat! lol Not too much to his costume, but he liked it that way. I got the pieces for mine at the Salvation Army and added details using paint, beads & feathers (which I already had in my stash) so I spent less than $10 on mine...not including the moccasins, which I already had. Check out the incredibly beautiful face painting my friend Amy had done for her Day of the Dead costume...she looked amazing!

And now, here's a treat for you....

Just stop by my SU! website between now and Nov 5th and you download three digital downloads for FREE! PLUS the digital kits are 50% off! If you don't already have My Digital Studio, you can download the FREE trial what are you waiting for!?


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Christmas Frame & Coordinating Card

Today I have the last project of the month from Craft Project Central...this on is a *bonus* project and was designed by Terry.

Make a framed tree with a banner to mark the year for your home-for-the-holidays, or for a one-of-a-kind gift! The card perfectly complements the frame if you’re giving it as a gift, or make a bunch and send them out as your card this year! This project makes a great holiday class or club project too!

To get the instructions for Terry’s bonus project, just subscribe to October and meet one of the bonus project requirements of subscribing to two or months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting us know.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Grocery List Coupon Organizer

Here is another great project from Craft Project Central. Not only is this pretty, but it's useful as well This project comes to you designed by Niki!

Being organized is a good thing! Did you know it can also save you time and money? Yes, when grocery shopping, if you take a grocery list along with you, you are or likely to stay on track and on budget. And, it doesn’t hurt to be stylish while doing so! This project helps you do all of that. The folder contains a notepad and pockets for your coupons and grocery list. You’ll also make some cute butterfly paper clips and a matching pen! Makes a quick and easy class or club project as well!

To get the instructions for Niki’s project, just subscribe to October!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Candle Holder & Dinner Party Ensemble

Another beautiful project for you from Craft Project Central. This one is designed by Regina.

This project has everything you need for a special dinner occasion! From the invitation to the centerpiece! The only thing left to your imagination and ingenuity is the menu. Of particular note is the beautiful candle holder, which features Comfort Cafe designer fabric. Your guests are sure to be impressed with your craftiness upon seeing this beautiful ensemble!

To get the instructions for Regina’s project, plus all others for the month,  just subscribe to October.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall Accordion File Folder Card Set

Sharing another beautiful fall inspired project with you today from Craft Project Central. This on is created by Christy.

Celebrate Fall by making this Autumn-inspired card set! The beautiful Fall colors also make for a great set of masculine cards! The set includes eight cards, eight stamped envelopes, and a coordinating card holder. This project is a great gift and also makes a great Fall Card class!

To get the instructions for Christy’s project (plus many more!), just subscribe to October.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall Basket & Apple Card

Here is another fun fall project for you from Craft Project Central! This one is designed by Monika.

Fall is here and apples are everywhere! Make this weaved basket for those yummy apple treats everyone loves this time of year! Perfect for a small party treat or a fun class project! To get the instructions for Monika’s project, just subscribe to October!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halloween Treat & Frame

Yesterday I shared the project I created for Craft Project Central with you. There is still time to enter in my drawing for a month subscription to Craft Project Central...just post a comment on this post by Friday. I'll draw one lucky winner on Friday afternoon...good luck!

Here's a couple fun projects for those little ghost & goblins! This Halloween frame will be perfect to hold your favorite Halloween photo, and who doesn't love a little chocolate? The Toxic Treat set decorates each side of the Milk Carton Die box perfectly.

I used...

Stamps: Toxic Treats
Ink: Basic Black & Versamark (the Trick or Treat on frame is embossed in black)
Card stock: Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black & Brights DSP Stack
Accessories: Big Shot, Milk Carton Die, Oval Accents Bigz Die, 3" Circle Die, Brights Glimmer Brads & Black & 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon

You may recognize the chipboard frame as part of the autumn set I created in my last post. If you would like my step by step instructions on how to create the frame just subscribe to October. As you can see, it is easy to make for any season or occasion! Now...scroll down & comment so you can win a subscription!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Autumn Accents Candle & Frame Set

I'm really excited to share the project that I created as a guest designer for Craft Project Central this month! I used some of my favorite new fall products from the Holiday Catalog, along with some other old favorites, to make this set. Hope you like it!

Rich colorful leaves with a touch of shimmer make this candle wrap with matching mat and chipboard frame the perfect addition to your autumn home décor. This would also make a lovely hostess gift during the fall season.
Wouldn't the candle wrap look lovely wrapped around a bottle of wine to give as a gift?

The chipboard frame would be easy to make for any holiday or occasion just by changing the colors. Check back to see a Halloween version of this frame tomorrow.

I actually made this set planning to give it as a gift...but I think I'm going to have to make another one, because I just cannot part with it now!

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Leave me a comment here on this post before Friday afternoon and you could be the lucky recipient of a FREE month subscription to Craft Project Central!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fall Happiness Décor Gift Set

This festive fall set was created by Julie for Craft Project Central.

Celebrate the season of Autumn with this fun & festive fall set. Create it to use for your own fall décor or make it as a gift which is sure to be received with gratitude.

To get the instructions for Julie’s festive fall project, just subscribe to October!

Friday, October 12, 2012

In Color Butterflies

As you can see, I was kind of inspired by Andy Warhol on this one.

I used several In Colors, from both collections...Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo & Calypso Coral along with the Basic Black.

Thanks for stopping by today...have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Little Critter Cards

Another fun project from Craft Project Central for you today! This one is created by Carrie.

Share your love of paper crafting with children with these adorable Little Critter Cards! You can make them for the little ones in your life or, even better, make them with the little ones! Each of the Little Critter Cards are easy to make with little or no help from an adult. The child who receives one of these cards will certainly smile, and the sense of satisfaction from making one, will stay with the child for a long time to come! What a fun kids’ class these cards would make too! Project includes instructions for making a penguin, mouse, lady bug, dinosaur, and not shown, an owl, monkey, bee, and dog!

To get the instructions for Carrie’s adorable project, just subscribe to October!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Witch's Caldron Treat Box

Another aweseome Halloween project for you from Craft Project Central! This one is created by Rae.

Halloween is such a fun time of year to decorate and give candy to friends and co-workers. Why not make your treats something special, and of course spooky this year? Replace the "Trick or Treat" label with a guest name and you have a place holder/party favor! And if you don’t celebrate Halloween, you can still use the instructions and template included to make favors for other occasions!

To get the instructions for Rae’s project, just subscribe to October!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Googly Ghouls Halloween Treats

Back again today with another adorable Halloween project from Craft Project Central. This one is created by Laurie.

Whether you decide to make one, two, or all three of these cute little projects, they are sure to be a hit this Halloween! This Halloween Ensemble includes an easy-fold gift box, a darling triangle treat bag, and a coordinating card! This project is also a quick and fun class, club or camp project! Or, how about a "ghouls just want to have fun!" night of crafting!? To get the instructions for Laurie's frighteningly cute projects, just subscribe to October!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Witch's Cottage Luminary and Card

I am excited to tell you that I'm a guest designer this month at Craft Project Central! I cannot share the project I created just yet, but I've seen a few of this months projects and they are SUPER this spooktacular project designed by Amanda shown below.

Are you looking for a fun and whimsical Halloween decoration for your holiday display? Or maybe you just want to give someone a special Halloween gift? This Witch’s House Luminary is quite spooky when you have a flickering battery powered candle inside! It looks like the witch could step out at any time and go for a ride on her broomstick! The matching card makes this a great gift set.

To get the instructions for Amanda’s project, just subscribe to October!