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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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November 28, 2013

Here comes Santa!!


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Can you believe it's Thanksgiving... and Christmas is just around the corner?  What happened to our year?  I know you all are enjoying your day with family and friends.  My daughter is with a friend from her dorm this Holiday.  This is my first Thanksgiving without my girl.  I am a little sad but so glad she is taken care of and having fun.  Anyway, I wanted to share this card we made in a recent stamp class I taught.  This sketch from Nicole is perfect!!  I used the sketch to feature the Santa's List stamp set.  In class, we used the Festive Flurry Framelit die instead of just an ordinary circle or oval punch.  What do you think? 




The secret to this Santa stamp is to stamp the image in Early Espresso and then sponge color on the paper after it's stamped.  SUPER quick and easy!!
Class participants had the choice of using die cuts and embossing folders to finish their card.  Make sure and ink up and come join us at the
 Pals Paper Arts!! 

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Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!!
Amy


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November 26, 2013

Christmas Stocking for the Paper Players!!




Baby it's cold outside!!!  Here in South Texas it's 36 degrees!!!  Brrrrr!!!  I have to admit though....I LOVE it!!!  It's very unusual for us to have weather this cold.  As it is, it'll stick around maybe a couple of days and then it's gone.  So I'll enjoy it why I have it!!  In honor of todays lovely cold snap, I did a stocking for card.  The die has long retired from SU.  However, there are a few favorites out there that I can't let go of and this is one of them.  When I saw the Paper Players sketch challenge, I knew immediately I had to pull this old favorite out of the box.

Here's my card:


The die is from the SU Bigz L Holiday Stocking.  I also took this same pattern and made tree ornaments.  What do you think? 

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Amy


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November 20, 2013

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November 14, 2013

It's a Color Party with the Pals!!!



It's time to challenge yourself with the Pals Paper Arts color challenge!!    I was really thrown for a loop when I saw these colors!!!!  What to do?  
These colors are so absolutely outside my comfort zone!!!  Ack!!!  
Here's what I came up with:


Here's a closer look:



  It turns out I have a dear friend who loves these exact colors, coffee and contemporary art.  You know what?  Her birthday is Saturday too!!!  Perfect!!! 

How will YOU answer the color challenge? A card? I scrapbook page?  When you complete your project, just upload it with a direct link and you may be chosen as a PPA Pick of the Week and featured next week on the Pals Blog!  Now that's sweet !!!!


This week's "Just A Thought"......


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Join my blog and be notified of all the fun as soon as I post!!
Stay tuned for another PPA Challenge next week with Team 1!!
Please let me know if you have any questions.

 Have a fabulous weekend!!!
Amy

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November 13, 2013


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Festive Flurry Ornament Kit!



Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with Stampin' Up!'s new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!

The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including:
  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewells (40)







Product name: Festive Flurry Ornament 
Kit Item #: 135813  
Price: $14.95





These are only available while supplies last.  So please, get your orders in early!  The video below will show you how easy these are to complete:


 


When you need Stampin' Up! products to complete your paper crafting, I hope you will use my Online Store to order.
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Stay tuned for another PPA Challenge this week with Team 2!!
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 Have a fabulous day!!!
Amy

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November 12, 2013

November Stampin' Pretty Pals Blog Hop


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Thank you for joining us for the November Pals Blog Hop. We are thankful you are visiting today and hope you enjoy our thank you inspired projects. 
You should have just left stop number 13 on the Pals Hop
Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper. 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.

To start, this month I decided to go rustic and woodsy.  What do you think?


 Here's a picture of the inside:


 For this card I used a recent favorite set, Truly Grateful.   I love the wheat bundle and the rustic wood paneling on the background stamp.  I used three colors in creating my card, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla.  The 1 1/4 Burlap Ribbon accenting the lower portion of the card gave the rustic feel in addition to the wood grain.     The Small Oval Punch was the perfect size for the sentiment.  The Apothecary Accents Framelits added dimension and interest to the grouping to emphasize the wheat.  Last, I used my favorite tool the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder  and then popped everything up with a plethora of Dimensionals!!   Imagine this card without these added touches.  This card would not have had the same impact without all the layers and textures.

This week's "Just A Thought"......




The next stop is Lisa Davis at Cherry St. Paper Treats, stop number 15 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!  Join my blog and be notified of all the fun as soon as I post!!
Remember to stay tuned for our Pals Paper Arts Challenge this week with Team 2!!
As always I love to see your comments and hear your questions!!  
Have a fabulous week!!!
Amy


  1. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  2. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  5. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff
  6. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  7. Connie Lindsey at Crafting a Joyful Life
  8. Michelle Gleeson at Stampinmojo
  9. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  10. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  11. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery's Owlery
  12. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness.com
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought...Cards by Amy
  15. Lisa Davis at Cherry St. Paper Treats
  16. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  17. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  18. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  19. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker
  20. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  21. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  24. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  25. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  26. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  27. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  28. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  29. Sue Becker at Sue's R n R Stamping
  30. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  31. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  32. Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys in Schertz

November 7, 2013

Walk in the Wild with Friends






It's the first week of November and Fall is right on schedule here in South Texas!!!  It's absolutely amazing!!  Today is a windy day with the temperature in the low 60's and last night getting into the mid 50's. 
I know, I know but this is Fall in South Texas!! 
Truthfully anything cooler than 90 degrees is a cold front down here!!!  LOL!!!

This week I decided to make a card not only for our fabulous Pals Paper Arts, but also for the Paper Players!!  I felt the colors for the PPA challenge would be perfect to use with a woodland bird such as a Pheasant. 
Here's my card below:


I hope you like this weeks card!!  Make sure and join in on the fun with these two marvelous challenges!!  The Paper Players challenge ends tomorrow, but the Pals Paper Arts challenge doesn't end until Tuesday at noon!!!  Two great chances to join!!!

This week's "Just A Thought"......



I saw this on Facebook this week and felt it would be the perfect thought for our cool and windy day. 
Grab a friend out got out and play in the Fall leaves!!   It's a beautiful world!!

As always I love to see your comments!!
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Please let me know if you have any questions.
 Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Amy
Stampin' Up Supplies:
Paper:  Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Summer Star Fruit 
Stamps: Walk in the Wild, Non SU Leaves
Ink: Early Espresso
Fabulous Tools:   , Chalk Talk Framelits, Wood grain Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals
 
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November 5, 2013

Mixed Bunch with the Dynamic Duos!!!



This week at Dynamic Duos is a fabulous color challenge with Real Red and Bermuda Bay featuring the new design team.  I'm so excited to see what the new team brings to the blog!!!  Congratulations girls!!!  The colors this week are so exciting!!!  They really do invoke fun with their bold statements!!  As soon as I saw colors, I immediately thought of the stamp set Mixed Bunch and the DSP pack of Polka Dot Parade.  Fun!!!  Here's my card below:





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Amy
Stampin' Up Supplies:
Paper:  Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White 
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Mixed Medley
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Real Red
Fabulous Tools:  1 1/4 Scallop Circle punch, 3/4 Circle punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Dimensionals

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November 3, 2013

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In addition, there are also special videos, projects, blog posts, daily deals and challenges on the My Digital Studio website!
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  • 11/5 Be Brave Pocket Cards
  • 11/6 Nobody's Business Photobook Template
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  • 11/8 Afternoon Daydream Kit
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 Have a fabulous week and stay tuned for Team 1 on Pals Paper Arts for an fabulous color challenge!!!

Amy

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