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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!!!

Creative Recognition

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

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July 30, 2013

NEW! FREE Stampin' Up! Project Kit!


Dates: July 15-August 31, 2013

PURCHASE THE STAMPIN' UP! $99 STARTER KIT & GET A BONUS! 
   
Choose one of four Stampin' Up! project kits for FREE when you purchase
the Stampin' Up! $99 Starter Kit!

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Kit Options:
The first three project kits are from the holiday catalog and the last option is from the annual catalog.
Option Kit Description Item Total Value
1 Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
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Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
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3 Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit 133463     $19.95
4 Tag a Bag Bundle AND
Tag a Box Bundle
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CHECK OUT WHAT ELSE YOU GET WITH THE $99 STARTER KIT:
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  • You're able to pre-order new products one month in advance of catalog releases! 
  • Attention hobby stampers!  You can join just for fun and discounts!  There's no obligation to sell or hold workshops and no penalty if you decide to drop.  You keep all your goodies. 
  • At a minimum, enjoy demonstrator discounts and benefits through Jan. 31, 2014.  If you have $300 in sales and/or purchases by that time, you'll renew your benefits through March 31, 2014.  Renewal requires $300 in sales per quarter. 
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PURCHASE YOUR $99 KIT THROUGH ME AND BECOME A MEMBER the Stampin Pretty Pals Virtual Community as well as part of the Stampin' Up! family.  Our group is friendly, resourceful and fun!
We offer the Pals private virtual gatherings (catalog parties, guest speakers, tips and ideas, prizes), our own Pals blog, exclusive chat areas for stamping discussions AND MUCH MORE!  You'll also enjoy a steady stream of Stampin' Up! news, inspiration and rewards exclusive to our group.  
To indulge your artistic side, you can visit our Pals private Gallery or participate in our monthly Pals Blog Hops and Pals Paper Arts challenges

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Remember to stay tuned for another PPA Challenge next week with Team 1!!
  We have lot's in store for you!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Amy


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July 28, 2013

Perfect Blend with Mary Fish



Hi fellow stampers!!  What a glorious Sunday!!  Today I'm so excited to be guest again with Mary Fish of Stampin' Pretty!! 
I don't know about you, but I love, love, love this stamp set Perfect Blend!!!  I love coffee!!  Now I'm not a purest, but any fancy way you want to make it....bring it on!!  (Not too sweet though!! ) LOL!!!  Some of the best memories I have are sitting in Starbucks with my best friend in Columbus Ohio catching up over the morning.
We meet annually to attend the Country Living Craft Fair
and find any spot we can to catch up over coffee!!
  I wish these moments would never end!!!
Here is a closer view of the cups:



The Designer Series Paper is from Gingham Garden.  This DSP is just so fun and versatile!!!  I then used card stock from Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and 1/4" Stitched Grossgrain Ribbon in Wild Wasabi.
The finishing touches include the Large Scallop Edgelits and the  
Square Lattice Embossing Folder.

As you know, just over a week ago was Stampin' Up's Annual Convention.
SU celebrated their 25th Anniversary!!  Woo hoo!!  What a party this was for sure!!  If you were there, I need to say no more.  If not, oh my did you miss some fun!!!!  Several of the Pals have shared mulitple photos of their time at
Convention 2013.  Here are a few of mine:

Olive Garden with Pam Morris, Katy McGloin, Tricia Chub Neild and myself
Convention: Windy Ellard, Ann Schach, myself, Brian King and Justin Krieger
  
Just a Thought for the day......
Success isn't just about what you accomplish in your life; 
it's about what you "inspire" others to do.
So with those words inspire someone to create, give an extra moment of their time or just tell someone how much you mean to them.  "Inspire" someone to be better than they were the day before.
Every kind act does change the course of our lives!!! 

Thank you for visiting my blog today!!!
Don't forget this Thursday is a new Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!!!  
Come join us for some fun!!!  
We have some fabulous creations we want to share!!!  
Won't you show us what fun you can have with paper and ink?
Have a safe and fun week!!!
Amy

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July 25, 2013

Cup of Joe with the Pals Paper Arts



It's time for another fabulous Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge!!
Here is the sketch below!!


This week I thought I would feature my all time favorite stamp set  
Perfect Blend!!  Some of my absolute favorite moments of my life with family and friends have been over a "cup of Joe".  Mind you not just coffee; I'm talking "special" coffee!!  Latte's, Cappuccino's or Macchiato's!!  LOL!!
Yep, I admit it!!  I'm a coffee snob!!  LOL!!!
Here's my card below:


......and here is a picture of the inside.


This week's "Just A Thought" for your next card is a random act of kindness.   Take a card you spent some extra time on and just send it to a friend or family member that may need a pick me up.  Even a co-worker may appreciate your thoughtfulness.  Invite them for a "cup of Joe" sometime!!  LOL!!  Just this small gesture can make a big difference in a persons life.   I hope I have inspired you to send someone "Just a Thought...."    Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they're sharing.
  
As always I love to see your comments!!
Join my blog and be notified of all the fun as soon as I post!!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Remember to stay tuned for another PPA Challenge next week with Team 1!!
  We have lot's in store for you!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Amy


Stampin' Up Supplies:
Paper: Etcetera DSP, Afternoon Picnic DPS, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla 
Stamps: Perfect Blend
Ink: Crumb Cake
Fabulous Tools:  Delicate Doilies, Crumb Cake Marker, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals.










July 15, 2013

Buy 3, Get 1 Free: Designer Series Paper



 Offer Dates: July 1-31, 2013

Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper 
and get one for FREE!
  • These items don't qualify for the offer: Designer Series Paper Stacks, Specialty Designer Series Paper, Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • Orders may be placed on any type of order (workshop, customer, or online).
  • No limits. Order six? You'll get two for free. Nine? You'll get three for free.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 151, 153, and 154.
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Stock up on these Designer Series Paper packs for savings this month!:
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Thank you for visiting my blog today!!!  
Don't forget this Thursday is a new Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!!!  
Come join us for some fun!!!  
We have some fabulous creations we want to share!!!  
Won't you show us what fun you can have with paper and ink?
Have a safe and fun July 4th!!!

Amy

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July 11, 2013

PPA Team 2 Debut Color Challenge!!!



Wow!!  What an exciting day today!!!  The day has finally come for us to have our debut for the new PPA Team 2!!  We are now going back to having challenges every week now!!!  Woo hoo!!!  We are all sooo excited!!  Team 2 will be on weeks 2 and 4 and Team one will remain on weeks 1 and 3.  We have such fun and fabulous members!!  Come join the fun every week now!!
Let's get started!!  To start off this new week here's my card below:


Here's a picture of the inside:



This week I would like to offer "Just A Thought" for your next card.  One of the most fabulous tips I ever received in learning to stamp was from a fellow stamper and dear friend.  She told me to always to finish the inside of your card.  Fabulous advice!!  I'm so tickled when I receive a pretty card from someone and then I find there is even more fun inside!!  
Yes, it takes a few extra minutes, but oh so worth it!!
I hope I have inspired you to try this too.  Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they're sharing.  I'm truly honored to work with my fellow stampers in PPA Team 1 and 2!!
They truly are the best!  

  As always I love to see your comments!! 
Join my blog and be notified of all the fun as soon as I post!!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Remember to stay tuned for another PPA Challenge next week with Team 1!!
  We have lot's in store for you!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Amy


Stampin' Up Supplies:
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla 
Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Layered Labels
Ink: Midnight Muse
Fabulous Tools:  Mosaic Madness Embossing Folder, Mosaic Punch, Apothecary Accents, Scallop Oval Punch,  
Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch (retired).











July 9, 2013

July Stampin' Pretty Pals Blog Hop


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Thank you for joining us for the July Pals Blog Hop
 to celebrate the 2013-15 In Colors! 
Are you ready to see wonderful creations made with Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana? 
We all love to make these projects, we hope you enjoy viewing them.  
You should have just left stop number 2 on the Pals Hop
 - Lynn Hoyt at cattaildesigns.   
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:


....and here is a picture of the inside:


The new 2013-15 In Colors! are just fabulous!!!  
My favorites are Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar 
and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I love the real deal too!!!  LOL!!!  
I just want to gobble them all up!!!  
I also used Whisper White to show case these yummy colors.  
When making this card I was having so much fun using my Big Shot.
  I pulled out my Apothecary Accents frame lits, Hearts a Flutter frame lits and Delicate Dollies Sizzlits.  Truly,
 I don't know what I would do without my Big Shot.  
I use this tool on every single card I do!!  
The heart was punched out using the Full Heart Punch.
  To add some texture I used the new Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder and 
the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. As a finishing touch; 
I used the Very Vintage Designer Buttons,  
the scrumptious 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim in Crisp Cantaloupe
5/8" Crochet Trim and the now retired Ticket Corner Punch.  
I have to confess to all you stampers out there .......
I MUST have all the colors in the ruffle stretch trim!!!
  It was so easy to work with and so pretty!!!  Squeeeal!!

The next stop is Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
stop number 4 on the Pals Blog Hop! 
Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!  
As always I love to see your comments and hear your questions!!  

Have a fabulous week!!!

Amy


  1. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  2. Lynn Hoyt at cattaildesigns
  3. Amy Lazzell at Just a Thought...Cards by Amy
  4. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  5. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  6. Laurie Chilton at Stampin Ink
  7. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  8. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  10. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  11. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards.com
  12. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  13. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  14. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin' and Stampin'
  16. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  17. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  18. Kari Linder at Stampin' Essentials
  19. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  22. Shirley Sumption at Look At My Cute Stuff
  23. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  25. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  26. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit


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July 7, 2013

Pals Paper Arts July 4th Color Challenge



Hello fellow stampers!!! 
It's Sunday and the end of a fabulous July 4th weekend!! 
Wow!!  My brother with his wife and two kids came in from Dallas!! 
We had so much fun!!!  We spent our days talking, eating, traveling to Fredricksburg and then last the San Antonio Missions.  Whew!! 
Then to finish things off, we spent the last couple of days watching incredible firework shows from our front lawn on top of the hill!!  It's been wonderful seeing them.  This morning we said goodbye with a heavy heart and tired boys.

  So with all the fun starting to fade away, it's time to get down to business.  Today's post was from a card I made for July 4th.  I decided before the weekend ends I would post this card to our fabulous
 PPA Color Challenge we had this week.  Here's my card:


Here is a picture of the inside:


I love VW Beetles!!! 
I saw this card originally from  Patti Lee at Creations by Patti.
I was thrilled when I saw this VW and simply had to try this myself!! 
Here is the punch art map below:


Isn't this card fun?  I hope I have inspired you to try this too!! 
I will definitely be completing a whole rainbow of VW bugs!!! 
As always I love to see your comments!! 
Please let me know if you have any questions!! 
Before I leave you; stay tune for another blog hop with the Pals on Tuesday!!! 
We have lot's in store for you!!!

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!!! 


Stampin' Up Supplies:
Paper: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Basic Grey, Black, Whisper White  
Stamps: Tiny Tags 
Ink: Black 
Fabulous Tools:  Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/8" Punch (from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack), Wide Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Tag Punch, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals.