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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.

"Molly"

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

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

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May 29, 2013

The Stampin' Up! Retiring Products



TIME IS ALMOST OUT!!!

STAMPIN' UP! RETIRING PRODUCTS LISTS
 
Retiring Stamps will be available ONLY through June 3.  
Stampin' Up! will continue to produce the stamps to meet the demand through that time.

Retiring Accessories are ONLY available while supplies last.   
SAVE UP TO 60% on select items!  


Shop 24/7 anytime by clicking on my online store

BONUS!  SHOP WITH ME AND GET A 
FREE 2013-2014 ANNUAL CATALOG!   

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 and item numbers are provided with my daily blog posts for your shopping convenience.

BEST SAVINGS OF ALL! 

 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!!  In addition, you have the option to add pre-order items when building your Starter Kit.  Scroll down to "Sneak Peek" items and click on it to pull up the pdf of pre-order products to see what you can add to your kit.
That's 25% more Starter Kit products for FREE and add new items from the "Sneak Peak" from the NEW Catalog!  This is the perfect way to fill your wish list and save for both hobby stampers and business demonstrators!!!

HOW DO YOU BENEFIT AS A HOBBY STAMPER?
  • 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!!!!

Amy

*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.









May 14, 2013

Stampin' Pretty Pals May Blog Hop



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Thank you for joining us for the May Pals Blog Hop and our annual retirement party! It's time to say goodbye to stamps and accessories that will not be available in the new  2013-14 Stampin' Up! catalog. 
Although it's always sad to see wonderful products retire, 
it is exciting to think about all of the new products that will soon be available. 
So enjoy the farewell tour for our favorite retiring products - and remember you have until June 3rd to order from the retiring product lists. 
You should have just left stop number 13 on the Pals Hop
 Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn. 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.




One of the punches that's now retiring is the "Blossom Petal Builder" punch.  I have made so many cards using this punch, including a fabulous "bay" wreath!!  Come back later in the week and I'll have one for you to view!!  This time I wanted to try my hand at making an Iris.  So I fiddled around with the various petals and viola....an Iris!!  What do you think?
In addition, I also used another retiring product, "Certainly Celery"
You can never have too many shades of green!! Lol!!!

 The next stop is Leslie Davis at Life's Moments, stop number 15 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Amy

Stampin' Up Supplies:
      Paper: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery
      Stamps:  N/A
      Ink: N/A
      Fabulous Tools: Perfect Polk Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot,Blossom Petal Builder punch
       Basic Pearls

  1. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  2. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  3. Amy Williams at Stampin' on the Range
  4. Kathleen Law at Craft With Kathleen
  5. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  6. Kari Linder at Stampin' Essentials
  7. nicole watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  8. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  10. Lynn Hoyt at Cattail Designs
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  14. Amy Lazzell at Just a Thought...Cards by Amy
  15. Leslie Davis at Life's Moments
  16. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  17. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  18. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin' and Stampin'
  19. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  20. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  22. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  23. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  25. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  26. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  27. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair
  28. Shirley Sumption at look at my cute stuff
  29. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  30. Barbara Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  31. Elaine Fleming at Studio Elaine

May 13, 2013

Sneak Peek!!



As promised here is a sneak peek for our fabulous Stampin' Pretty May Blog Hop
taking place on Tuesday, May 14th!!  What do you think this may be? 
Come back on Tuesday to check this out and all the other fabulous cards made by all the Pals.

Also, just as a reminder...don't forget about the retiring products and
free catalog offer below. 

STAMPIN' UP! RETIRING PRODUCTS LISTS
 
Retiring Stamps will be available through June 3.  
Stampin' Up! will continue to produce the stamps to meet the demand through that time.
Retiring Accessories are ONLY available while supplies last.   
SAVE UP TO 60% on select items!  


  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!!! 
   
As always I appreciate your comments!!   I'm happy to answer any questions!!  
  Have a fabulous week!!!
Amy


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

BONUS!  SHOP WITH ME AND GET A
FREE 2013-2014 ANNUAL CATALOG!  

SEE DETAILS HERE!!! 


May 11, 2013

May Flowers Wedding Bouquet!!



April showers means May flowers!!
 As most of all of you know, I LOVE flowers!!
Any time I can have them on my desk at work, in my garden or on my
craft table; flowers are there for me to enjoy.
Today I received a special request from my daughter for a wedding card for one of her teachers.  I instantly thought of creating bunches of beautiful flowers for her to enjoy!!  I started my card off with testing my hand at making an Iris.  I took the retired "Blossom Petal Builder" punch and fiddled around until I had an Iris.  Too cool!!  I was so proud!!  I then took the "Boho Punch" and the "Five Star Petal Punch" (retired last year) and created the smaller flowers.  Now I must admit, making completely monochromatic cards is a challenge for me.  As you can see, I couldn't resist adding just a touch of color.  LOL!!!

See below my special note on big savings on retiring products:

STAMPIN' UP! RETIRING PRODUCTS LISTS
 
Retiring Stamps will be available through June 3.  
Stampin' Up! will continue to produce the stamps to meet the demand through that time.
Retiring Accessories are ONLY available while supplies last.   
SAVE UP TO 60% on select items!  


  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, May 14th !!
   
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 fabulous week!!!
Amy
Stampin' Up Supplies:
      Paper: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade,
      Stamps:  N/At
      Ink: Daffodil Delight Marker
      Fabulous Tools: Perfect Polk Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot
       Boho Punch, Non SU leaf punch, Blossom Petals Punch, 5/8 Organza Ribbon, Basic Pearls 

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

BONUS!  SHOP WITH ME AND GET A
FREE 2013-2014 ANNUAL CATALOG!  

SEE DETAILS HERE!!! 









May 8, 2013

New Digital Wonderland Party Ensemble and Special $5 Gift Offer!!!




PARTY PLANNING . . .

THE DIGITAL WAY!!!


Planning a birthday? Or perhaps an unbirthday? The new Wonderland Party Ensemble comes complete with invitations, a banner, a framable, food flags, treat toppers, and thank you notes. 
All you have to do is invite the Mad Hatter and March Hare. 
Check it out, along with our other new downloads.

Don't have My Digital Studio yet?  

As you have read in several articles lately; many scrapbooking businesses have gone out of business or are reorganizing.  Times are changing like it has done for many generations before us.  
However, with change comes new opportunities.  Today our scrapbooking trend has gone digitally.
  If you have not tried working with digital software, now is the time.  
Stampin' Up has a 30 day free trial offer.  Just go HERE to try this software for free.
Most importantly, as your personal demonstrator, 
I am available to you to help you with any questions.  Just email and I will answer any questions you have immediately.  If I can't, I'll find the answer for you.  If that's not inspiration enough; see my special offer below for a free $5 gift.


Free fun $5 Gift
between now and May 19.

Select your $5 gift after placing your order
(just email me at amy.lazzell@trinity.edu and I'll get your gift in the mail to you)

FREE Pearls (pg 175) (#119247)

FREE Rhinestones (pg 175) #119246

FREE Large Pearls (pg 175) #125577

FREE Large Rhinestones (spring catalog) #129324

BONUS:  I'll also send your 
FREE NEW 2013 CATALOG 
with your Free $5 gift!

Retiring Stamps will be available through June 3.  
Stampin' Up! will continue to produce the stamps to meet the demand through that time.
Retiring Accessories are ONLY available while supplies last.   
SAVE UP TO 60% on select items!  
 
Shop 24/7 anytime by clicking on my online store








May 7, 2013

Two for Tuesday!!!


Today I thought it would be fun to have a "Two for Tuesday" feature!!!  
I don't know about you, but I'm always game for teasers, jingles or freebies!! 
So I thought I might grab your attention with these "Two for Tuesday" cards:




This card is a really fun fold called a "Z" fold card.  Like me, I'm sure you have DSP laying around with several little scraps from the same packet.  This is a fabulous card to use with these left over 12X12 sheets.  I had some left over paper from the Sale-A-Bration catalog called "Sycamore Street" and some of my favorite from the current Spring catalog "Tea for Two".
You can STILL get this paper until the end of the month or while supplies last.

Go HERE to order this awesome pack of paper below before it's too late!!!
Tea for Two Designer Series Paper
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 fabulous week!!!
Amy
Stampin' Up Supplies:
      Paper: Sycamore Street DSP, Tea for Two DSP
      Ink:  Tangerine Tango
      Fabulous Tools:  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 2-3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot
      1-3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Blossom Punch
Shop 24/7 anytime by clicking on my online store
 
BONUS!  SHOP WITH ME AND GET A 
FREE 2013-2014 ANNUAL CATALOG!  
SEE DETAILS HERE!!! 
 
 
 
 
 






May 2, 2013

Pals Paper Arts/Color Challenge PPA158


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Wow!!  I absolutely love these colors!!
Individually they are some of my most frequent go to colors!!
Collectively.....I never would have imagined!!!  I spent 20 minutes rearranging, testing, stamping and embossing trying to decide what color should go where and when!!  I Finally decided on the combination and got to work.
Once I finished; I was really happy with the results!!
GREAT job Pals Team!!!
You have challenged my imagination and creativity!!  Love it!!
Today I tackled the color combination with my "From My Heart" stamp set and the matching "Labels Collection" Framelits.

Here is my creation below showing off the stamp set with the fabulous colors for this weeks  challenge.


As always I appreciate your comments!!  There is a complete list of supplies listed below.  I'm also happy to answer any questions!!  
Don't forget to go on over to the Pals Paper Arts and play along!!!  
The design team has come up with some stunning cards!!!  
This link closes Thursday, May 9th at 12:00 pm (CST).  
Have a fabulous week!!!
Amy
Stampin' Up Supplies:
      Paper: Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade,
      Stamps:  From the Heart
      Ink: Pool Party Embossing Powder
      Fabulous Tools: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot
       Labels Collection Framelits, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon
       Basic Pearls (lot's of them)
Shop 24/7 anytime by clicking on my online store
BONUS!  SHOP WITH ME AND GET A 
FREE 2013-2014 ANNUAL CATALOG!  
SEE DETAILS HERE!!!