About Me

My photo
San Antonio, TX
Welcome to my blog!! I started this blog to share my cards with everyone who shares the same passion. I love to share inspiration, meet new friends and to have a place where you can come for some old fashion fun!! I am a Stampin’ Up demonstrator located in San Antonio, Texas. The wonderful quality products offered by Stampin' Up just add to the fun! I post a new project every week. So come join the fun and let's start Stampin'!!!

"The Boss"

"The Boss"
This little guy is Oliver. He is the one and only Mama's boy!!!

"The Spotted Demons"

"The Spotted Demons"
Tucker - Part Termite and Vacuum Cleaner.

Maggie - Part Grasshopper and Lover Girl.


Who are you calling a cat? Me? Woof!!!

Creative Recognition

Creative Recognition
Feb. 4 & Dec. 1, 2012 April 13, 2013

Follow by Email



The content in this blog is the sole responsibility of
Amy Lazzell, an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator. The use of and content of any posts, classes, services,
or products offered is not necessarily endorsed by Stampin' Up!
Powered by Blogger.

June 21, 2013

Friday with "The Stampin' Schach"


Do you ever have one of those weeks that just won't seem to end?  
Well, this week was it for me! 
On Wednesday I thought it was Friday!!!  Aaagh!!! Boy was that a rude awaking!!!  LOL!!  Anyway, you know you're in trouble if by Wednesday your already for the weekend!!  LOL!!  

Enough about this long week!!  I'm so excited about my card today!!  
Ann Schach is featuring me as her guest today on her blog 
the Stampin' Schach.  I have been waiting to use this pack of 
"Mondern Medley" DSP and decided now was the time!!  
I absolutely love this DSP!!!  It's so.....chic, moody, elegant and mysterious 
at the same time.  I can see doing a card with a flare of elegance with a little black dress or jump to halloween with hint of spookiness too.  
What do you think?  Heres's the DSP below:
Modern Medley Designer Series Paper
Here are my cards I made with this fabulous paper:

The card I made is a "Z" fold card.  This fold is easy, fun and oh so impressive!! To brighten the card, I pulled out a couple of my favorites, "Cherry Cobbler" and the DSP called "Polka Dot Parade".  The cherry cobbler was embossed with the "Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder".  Another absolute favorite of mine is the "Blossom" punch!!  I punched out these big beautiful flowers and snipped them down each petal.  Don't they just pop out when you put them front and center on the cards!!  Love the dimension the flower adds!!  The top of the card needed a special touch to pull the colors and patterns up.  In looking around at my punches I spotted my "Mosaic Punch".  Perfect!!  

As always, I love to see your comments!!  There's a complete list of the supplies I used below.  Please feel free to email me any questions.  
Have a fabulous weekend!!!!!

Stampin' Up Supplies:
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Modern Medley DSP, Perfect Polka Dot Parade
Stamps:  N/A
Ink:  N/A
Fabulous Tools: Big Shop, Mosaic Punch, Blossom Petal Punch
That Special Touch:  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Shop 24/7 anytime by clicking on my online store HERE.


June 11, 2013

Stampin' Pretty Pals June Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the June Pals Blog Hop and our kickoff to the new catalog! Are you ready to see wonderful creations featuring new products from the 2013-14 Stampin' Up! catalog? Get ready to update your wishlist! 
You should have just left stop number 11 on the Pals Hop - Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat . If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.  Below is my card I made for the project:

and here is a picture of the inside.

 I don't know about all of you, but I LOVE this "By the Tide" stamp set!!  With Father's Day next weekend, what better excuse to make card, after card with this set.  Take a few minutes and look at all the marvelous creations out in the blogging world.   It's amazing!!  I just did an ealier post with this same set too!!!   Go check it out!!!     In putting the card together I used Midnight Muse, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla.  I stamped the Lobster with Cherry Cobbler, the shell and "Father" from "Amazing Family" with Midnight Muse and the sea horse with "Basic Grey".  Any dad would be proud to get this card!!

The next stop is Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine, stop number 13 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!
Have a fabulous week!!!

  1. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  2. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  3. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  4. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  5. Lynn Hoyt at cattaildesigns
  6. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  7. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  8. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  9. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards.com
  10. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  11. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  12. Amy L. Lazzell at Just a Thought...Cards by Amy
  13. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stampin
  15. Patti Macleith at Papercrafts by Patti
  16. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  17. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  19. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  20. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  23. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  24. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards.com
  25. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space

June 9, 2013

Stampin' Pretty " A Card for Dad"

This week I'm featured as a guest on Mary's Fish's blog Stampin' Pretty!!
I'm so excited to be featured as her guest again!!!
Since Fathers Day is coming upon us fast; I decided to do a "Card for Dad".  There are just so many cool sets to choose out of our Stampin' Up catalog!!!  Anyway, I decided finally on "By the Tide" stamp set  from our new
2013-2014 Annual Catalog.
I absolutely love this set for masculine cards!!!! 
Here's my creation below!!

....and a picture of the inside.

I began my card with Soft Suede, Island Indigo and Crumb Cake.  The Island Indigo I thought would be a fun twist on typical colors and add some interest to the card.  In addition, I used Calypso Coral marker for the reef and the same color for the fish with a touch of Island Indigo and Soft Suede markers.  All were blended in with a Versa Mark pen.  The background used the Fancy Fan Fold that to me resembles seashells.  I then fussy cut the fish, the coral and the shell.  I felt the card needed depth, so I positioned the fish and coral with
Stampin' Up Dimensional's.   So much fun!!!

As always, I love to see your comments!!  There's a complete list of the supplies I used below.  Please feel free to email me any questions.  

Have a wonderful week!!!!!


Stampin' Up Supplies:
Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft suede, Island Indigo
Stamps:  By the Tide
Ink:  Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Versa Mark, Clear Embossing Powder
Fabulous Tools: Big Shot, Heat Embossing Tool
That Special Touch:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder

June 5, 2013

Summer Holiday with the Paper Players!!

Hi Everyone!! 
Before we start with a fabulous theme challenge from the Paper Players; I wanted to apologize for being away for a few days.   The day finally came and went this past weekend!!  Yep...GRADUATION!!!!  Woot, woot!!!  I have been away from my blog trying to keep up with friends and family visiting.  My daughter graduated from high school this past weekend.  Happy dance!!!  LOL!!
Here's my girl after graduation.

What a relief to have her Senior year over!!!  
I truly believe this has been the hardest one yet!!
Boy what these teenagers do at the end of the year!!  Maybe I'm just getting old, but we never had such a fuss as these girls do...parties here, parties there....oh wait another party over here.  Really?  These were all hosted by parents from picnics to catered events.  Wow!!  I wonder what they do for college?  My daughter had fun and stayed safe.  
That's all we can ask for during such a wonderful occasion.
Anyway, it's officially summer here in Texas!!!  What better way than to start off the season with a hosted by Jaydee over at the Paper Players.   Summer reminds me of vegetable gardens, flowers and evenings out on the back porch with a cool glass of Rosé wine.   Nothing reminds me of this more than the beautiful DSP Gingham Garden.  This paper is fun and colorful with bright splashes of Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzaz.  
Here is my card below:

I hope you like my picture of summer fun!!  Until next time or come follow me on my blog and be notified instantly of all my posts right when they come available.  I have some fun posts in store!!!  Starting with a sneak peek of our next Pals blog hop coming on Tuesday, June 11th !!
As always I appreciate your comments!!  There is a complete list of supplies listed below.  I'm also happy to answer any questions!!  
  Have a beautiful day!!!
Stampin' Up Supplies:
      Paper: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizza, Whisper White, DSP Gingham Garden
      Stamps:  Label Love, A Round Array
      Ink:  Pear Pizzaz
      Fabulous Tools: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 
      7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch,  Artisan Label Punch, Non SU butterfly punch, 
      Scallop Edge Border Punch
Shop 24/7 anytime by clicking on my online store HERE.




Anyone who places a new order through me and becomes a 
 *Preferred Customer will get a Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalog delivered to your door from me--absolutely FREE.  
  Your catalog will arrive separately from your order.  Free MDS downloads do not qualify as a customer purchase for this offer.  Limit 1 free catalog.

*What does it mean to be a Preferred Customer?

When you place an on-line order thru me, you instantly become one of my  
Preferred Customers
 I appreciate your business and will do my best to provide personalized service.

As one of my Preferred Customers, you will receive the following:
  • Free Stampin' Up! Seasonal Catalogs automatically mailed to you with each release (Holiday and Spring).  
  • Free Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Over 200 pages of products and ideas.
  • On-line ordering provides a one-step, convenient and secure way to shop for Stampin' Up! products, including access to the Clearance Rack!
  • Subscribe to my Just A Thought...Cards By Amy for samples, tips and the latest Stampin' Up! promotions and catalog sneak peeks.
  • A full product list are provided with my daily blog posts for your shopping convenience.

 Purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for $99 and get $155 of your choice of any available Stampin' Up! products.    Click "Join the Fun" to get signed up now!!  That's 25% more Starter Kit products for FREE!!!  This is the perfect way to fill your wish list and save for both hobby stampers and business demonstrators!!!
  • Fill your Wish List!  Receive 30% off your first order of $150 or more plus qualify for hostess benefits.
  • Enjoy 20% off every day.
  • There's no obligation to sell or hold workshops and no penalty if you decide to drop. 
  • $300 in total retail sales renews your benefits BEYOND your first FULL Stampin' Up! quarter.  This total includes your own purchases and/or customer sales (based on retail prices).
 Receive demonstrator discounts, benefits and exclusive resources 
(when you purchase the kit and join thru me HERE).
Come join my team!!  I am here to assist you with anything you need and not to mention the BEST perk of all......HAVE FUN!!!!  As always, I love to see your comments or answer any questions!!
Until next time!!!!

*Please note:  To remain a Preferred Customer, you need to have placed your LAST order through me AND within one year.  Placing an on-line order through another demonstrator electronically removes you from my Stampin' Up! customer list.  To reactivate your Preferred Customer status, simply place a new order thru me.