Just a quick post today because today is all about rehearsing over the phone for my Leadership Conference presentation. Yikes! It's one week from Friday! And I leave for Florida a week from today. I have a ton of things to do between now and then... but I couldn't leave you without inspiration, now, could I?
This is one of my many, many, MANY swap cards to exchange with other demonstrators from all over the US and Canada. I think they'll really like it, because it uses a couple of new products from the 2013 Occasions Catalog that begins tomorrow (whoo hoo!) The printed fabric inside the heart is lightly stuffed with cotton batting so it puffs out from the card. I used the Hearts Collection Framelets (#125599) for the Big Shot die-cutting machine to cut the window piece and laid it over the batting and fabric. Trust me--cuter in real life! And a good way to use up your fabric stash.
The new Designer Series Fabric is from the More Amore collection (#129307), and the other new product on this card is the tulle flower trim (#126869) that I have shown on several cards lately. I am on my THIRD package of that stuff already, with all the swaps I have been using it on. I love how it comes in a continuous two-yard strip and you just cut off how many roses you need.
This card is perfect for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day! Are YOU my secret admirer? Time to fess up and introduce yourself! Leave a comment and tell me how long you've been "lurking" at Song of My Heart Stampers. It takes about two clicks of the mouse, and I don't even have that annoying CAPTCHA thingy you have to type in and never get right the first two times enabled. A lot of readers never interact with their favorite bloggers, but I'd love to get to know you and hear what you think. So, spill!
All right, back to tweaking my Power Point slides and highlighting my script... wish me luck on my phone rehearsal and think of me on Friday the 11th at 1:30 pm!
What a sweet card! Wish I was joining you at leadership, but I guess I'll just have to case this one instead :) Good luck with your presentation!
Posted by: Cristy Butzen | 01/02/2013 at 07:54 AM
Lyssa, you'll do wonderful with your presentation because you know your stuff! I've been reading your blog for just over a year now and I enjoy it so much. Your creativity, projects, and cheerful writing have rejuvenated my stamping. You've gotten me to look at products in different ways and fall in love with products I didn't like initially. Have fun in Florida! You'll be your usual awesome self!
Posted by: Nicole Steele | 01/02/2013 at 07:59 AM
One of my favorite things about you is that you testify of your love of God and Christ regularly. As a core part of who I am, that endears me to you in a way that is different than most of the blogs authors I read. I also have a Natalie E. spelled the same...so in my mind I think we've got to be kindred spirits. I love the creativity you share...you truly are at the top of my blog list. Meaning you are my favorite. How's that for secret admirer-ish? It's all true. Good luck at Leadership! :)
I know you'll do great!
Posted by: Kristine John | 01/02/2013 at 10:18 AM
Ok,ok, you got me...lol Lyssa you are such an inspiration to me and my little crafty biz.....thanks for shring your talent with us all!
Posted by: Xavier | 01/02/2013 at 10:34 AM
Hi Lyssa - I met you at convention in 2011 (sat next to you at awards night) and came home and have been following you every since!! You have great ideas and you would do wonderful on your presentation! Wish I was going to leadership but needed to save for convention this year!!! Keep up the great work!!
Posted by: Sherry | 01/02/2013 at 11:52 AM
I've been following since just before Convention 2012. I was in one of your swaps. Thanks for all the inspiration. I'm taking a break from making my swap card. Sometimes you just have to step away for awhile. This will be my first leadership convention and I only live an hour from Orlando. It motivated me to get a downline. I know you'll do great and I look forward to hearing you present!
Posted by: Carrie King | 01/02/2013 at 12:33 PM
OK- caught me too! I'm a lurker..and a blogger myself, so I really should comment more :-). anyway- been following you awhile! so excited to see your presentation at LT! See you in Orlando!
Posted by: Melanie Giesel | 01/02/2013 at 06:37 PM
Hi Lyssa, I've been following ( lurking lol!) since I was a demo over 2 years ago
I've got 3 littles ( a very very little is napping on my chest right now) but I still love coming to your blog for ideas with SU product.
I hope when I have the time to devote to SU that I can be as successful as you- though I know it's not an accident and you work really hard at this!
Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration you share
Posted by: Rose A | 01/02/2013 at 07:30 PM
You did it, you brought me out of lurkdom! I have no idea how long I've lurked but I've liked virtually every sample you've posted for the last two years. Your designs SO rock :-) Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, your marvelous faith, and your amazing attitude no matter how you feel! You're a blessing to fellow demo's (me included) and customers alike, I'm sure! Bless you and congratulations on the opportunity to present at Leadership - and on the amazing number of blog hits. *applauding wildly*
Posted by: Wendy C | 01/02/2013 at 09:50 PM
yes, me! me! me! I am your not so secret admirer. I didn't send a card but I have been thinking about you and I can't wait to hear your presentation....you will rock the place, I am sure! We will be there before you know it...I'm already in FL but won't get to Orlando until check in day...see you soon!
Posted by: Jan Hoyt O'Fallon, IL | 01/02/2013 at 10:46 PM
p.s. congrats on hitting the bit time on your blog counter!
Posted by: Jan Hoyt O'Fallon, IL | 01/02/2013 at 10:47 PM
Thank you for all of your inspiration! I can't remember how long I've been following (lurking on) your blog -- 3 or 4 years now? Good luck on your presentation. I'm sure you'll be great!
Posted by: Lorene I | 01/03/2013 at 12:47 PM
Hi Lyssa! I too have been lurking, stalking, casing ideas from your blog for about 2 years now. I wish I was able to go to leadership to hear your presentation! Thanks for all of the inspiration!
Posted by: Kari-lyn K. | 01/03/2013 at 02:02 PM
LOL! Can you see me back here or what?! I have been visiting for a couple years now and I know I'm a bad commenter but I really do love your blog! Your enthusiasm and your style and all your sharing of both keeps me coming back. Thanks for putting up with us lurkers! Oh and I almost forgot to tell you that I love when you share your sweet family too!
Posted by: Dee in NH | 01/03/2013 at 05:54 PM
Another lurker here. I've been enjoying your blog for a couple of years. Congrats on the hits! Looking forward to your presentation at Leadership! (Love this sample, BTW - great use of the fabric!)
Posted by: Terry Bolender, Kent, WA | 01/05/2013 at 01:49 AM