Stamps sing to me, paper whispers my name. Welcome to all who craft--I hope you're glad you came!
Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and life-long craftin' addict!
If lots of texture is your thing, consider the new Texture Boutique by Sizzix for Stampin' Up! This handy-dandy little machine takes all standard-size or smaller embossing folders, and takes up just a tiny space on your desk or stampin' table. It's so small and portable you could even fit it in your shoulder tote! Love that!
It's important to note that the Texture Boutique does NOT cut, so you can't use Framelits, Embosslits, Sizzlets, Nestabilities, or any of the Bigz dies with this machine. It's purely for those of us who LOVE embossing! Be sure to ask if you have any questions.
Look at this GORGEOUS card my friend Dawn shared with me! She got that cool background by stamping with her clear bock in Whisper White Craft Ink, the coloring directly on the clear block with a red marker to ink up and stamp a "frame" in red around it. So cool-looking!
Follow My Heart is sold out in clear-mount, but you can still get it in wood-mount while supplies last! Don't miss this lovely stamp set as well as Love You More and the Flowerfull Heart single stamp!
Click on the links below to view these in my webstore ASAP! Tomorrow might be too late!
I can't believe I have enough amazing samples left from Leadership Conference to compose yet ANOTHER blog post to share with you today! I really am just WOW'd looking through them all. Each one has something neat I can take from it, whether it's a layout, a color scheme, a clever way to combine stamps, or a new technique I haven't tried yet.
The kids and I (and even my university-prof hubby) are off school due to the COLD here in Wisconsin today and tomorrow, so I'm hoping to have plenty of down time to get into the stamp room this week. I know I haven't shared much that *I* have made recently--that's because I've been working on the Scrapbook Marathon non-stop, and I don't want to spoil the surprise for the attendees. So sit tight for a whole BUNCH of scrapbooking inspiration coming up very shortly.
In the meantime, here's another installment of beautiful creations from my super-talented Stampin' Up demonstrator friends. Leave them a comment and say thanks to them for the last 55+ gorgeous cards you've seen here all last week at Song of My Heart!
Can you believe we are up to FIFTY PLUS samples this week at Song of My Heart? WOW! Just think, that's an idea a week for an entire year's worth. I sincerely hope you've loved this series and are feeling like you get amply rewarded for the time it takes to visit my blog. I appreciate every single one of you, dear readers, and I LOVE putting together posts that I know will inspire your creativity.
Many thanks to YOU for visiting, and to my wonderful demo friends for putting their heart and soul into everything they make and so generously share. If you see a technique or layout you'd like to make at your next workshop, please let me know! My parties are all about pampering the hostess, and I have such fun coming up with three projects to make with you and your friends.
Would you believe I have gotten phone calls from all over the States from people wanting to know where I got this stamp? It's from Stampin' Up, silly-heads! All the coolest toys are : )
It's exclusive, it's gorgeous, it's only $6.95, and you need it for next Christmas. Do NOT kick yourself wishing you'd gotten it later, when I'm giving you a heads up now! Click here to view the Prince of Peace stamp in my online store, where it is available for only ONE MORE WEEK before it retires!
REMEMBER--one week! That should bump purchasing it to the tipppity top of your to-do list!
While you're there, be sure to check out all eight of the 2013 Holiday Single Stamps and their coordinating punches and Framelits for the Big Shot. Click on any link below to go see the goodies!
I just have so many faves from the sample basket that I can't stop posting!! I hope you've been enjoying the fantastic parade o' inspiration at Song of My Heart Stampers this week, courtesy of some amazing demonstrator friends of mine and their generous sharing at Leadership Conference 2014. I have enough ideas to last me until Convention this summer, for sure!
Feel free to "like," pin, and share! And if you traded swaps with me at this event and spot yours featured here, please leave a comment below so we can all tell you how awesome you are : )
Natalie and I can't wait for ours each month! They are perfect for the new crafter, the crafter who lives in a small space, lunch-time crafting at work, the teenage crafter, or a mother-and-daughter bonding activity. Stick with the original design or branch out and embellish to your heart's content!
More ideas (and prizes!) available to my subscribers on my Facebook page, The Great (Paper) Pumpkin Challenge. Free Marker offer ends February 10th. Sign up before the tenth of any month to begin receiving your shipments starting on the 15th of that month. Cancel, pause or adjust the quantity on your account ANY time!
Wowsers--more than 40 amazing ideas this week at Song of My Heart, courtesy of my talented demo friends and their generous sharing at Leadership Conference in Houston earlier this month. I sure do love swapping with other Stampin' Up friends! So many ideas, so little time!
Enjoy today's doozies, and be sure to click "like" to share on Facebook so your friends can find free inspiration for their next project, too! And if your card is featured here this week, feel free to leave a comment on the post so we can all ooh and ahhh at your awesomeness!
There's still time to order these adorable Monster Hugs valentine kits and add any favorite candies, pencils, tattoos or suckers to delight your child's classroom buddies. So easy, the kids can even do them themselves from start to finish!
And actually, since they don't SAY "happy Valentine's Day" right on them, you can use these any time of year to be tucked into lunchboxes, briefcases, and much more!
Click here to order from my shopping site--these limited-edition cutie pies are gone after January 27th or when they sell out, so don't delay! Shipping takes about one week.
If you're not excited after seeing the parade of out-of-this-world inspiration this week at Song of My Heart Stampers, you need to have someone take your pulse! Again, a tremendous thank-you to all the amazing demonstrator friends who swapped cards with me at Leadership 2014. I can't quit looking through my samples! They're soooo pretty. Can't wait to try out some of the layouts.
Have you been pinning your favorites to Pinterest? I'm sure you've noticed the easy "pin it" button that floats on all the photos on SOMHS if you hover the mouse over them. You're very welcome to pin straight from the blog, or share the pins if you follow my Pinterest account, too--whatever works for YOU.
I saw so many cute ombre examples at Leadership Conference last week, that I had to come right home and make one straight away. We are making this in all my clubs this week as our "starter" (easy) card. Have you tried this trendy new technique yet? Stampin' Up's gorgeously coordinated colors make it easy! For this card, I used Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay cardstocks. And look, I even have the measurements for you!
Card base: 8.5x5.5 inches, folded in half
Mat Layer: 4x5.25 inches (Whisper White)
Three colored pieces: 3.75x1.5 inches (adhere the top and bottom ones first, then split the difference to place the middle one between them)
TIP: To ensure the circles were punched so they'd be in a straight line when adhered to the card, I slid each strip into the punch as far as it would go. Since each strip slides to the end and stops, the punched holes wind up in the same spot every time!
For your ordering convenience, here's a complete supply list. The Petite Petals stamp set and coordinating punch I used for this card are available separately or as a bundle, which saves you 15%! As with everything you see on my blog, all supplies are available to purchase on my shopping website. Click any link below to visit it!
Are you just lovin' all these astounding card samples from Leadership Conference 2014? Each batch is more amazing than the last! There's plenty more where that came from, so sit back and enjoy some of my very favoritest favorites all this week at Song of My Heart. Click "like" or pin to share with your friends, and if you are a demo and you spot YOUR card featured here, please leave a comment so we can clap!
You are invited to participate in Song of My Heart's all-day Scrapbooking Marathon on Saturday, February 1st from nine a.m. to nine p.m. at a large and comfortable classroom at Maranatha University in Watertown. Come when you can and leave when you must!
Our fabulously fun day will be divided into three parts:
From 9:00 -11:30 a.m. approx, you will be participating in ten Make N Takes. Each one is designed to teach you something (or many somethings!) new and trendy right now in the world of scrapbooking. You’ll be using the latest tools, learning new techniques, and getting a lot of pages done, all at the same time!
Eat lunch at the college’s all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar, sandwich deli and pizza kitchen, with free drinks and desserts included. Accomodations can be made for allergies.
From approx. 12:30-9:00 p.m, work on your own projects in a pleasant room with a comfy chair, plenty of space and nice bright lighting! Chat with friends new and old while you get some of your projects done. Put the things you learned in the morning session to good use! Stay as long as you can. We'll order in subs for anyone interested, around six p.m.
Price is just $35 per person or $60 for two for the day, and includes lunch, bottled water, all 10 Make N Takes and a fabulous goodie bag. There will be a free paper swap table for you to take or leave papers you no longer have need of. We'll also be playing "Bling it Up, Baby" and other fun games, where you can win free Stampin' Up products!
The deadline to sign up is January 22nd. Payment in advance is required to hold your spot. Refunds will not be given for cancelations after January 24th. Adults only, please.
I hope you can come and participate in our third official SOMHS Scrapbooking Marathon! Think of how much we’re going to get done. Awesome! Please contact me to RSVP or for more information— email@example.com
Join us at Calendar Club on the third Monday night of every month January-August, 2014! We make 12 cards--four each of three designs--based on whatever holidays are coming up next on the calendar, as well as everyday-type cards to fill our card boxes so we're never out, whatever the occasion! Cost is just $15 per person.
Email me to RSVP for next month! February 17th from 6:30 -8:30, Watertown. Zwolaneks@att.net
This is one of the January card designs. It's super simple--just Lovely As A Tree and the new Hardwood background stamp in Soft Suede ink on Pool Party cardstock. Here's the supply list:
Sharing some more inspiration from Leadership Conference 2014 in Houston last week. I always enjoy Stampin' Up events, and one of the top three things I love about them is the SWAPPING! Sample-trading with other demonstrators is just too much fun! Enjoy these creations by talented friends of mine, and if your card is featured here today, please feel free to leave a comment below.
A few more favorites from the 150+ sample cardfronts I traded for with fellow Stampin' Up demonstrators at our last conference. Aren't they amazing? I have such talented friends! Click "like" if you think so, too--and if I featured your card in this post, please leave a comment below so we can all ooh and ah : )
More favorite samples from the 2014 Leadership Conference, by some extremely talented and generous fellow demonstrators! Click "like" if you love all the FREE sharing they do! Leave a comment if I featured one of your creations.
These beauties were amongst the 150+ sample swap cards I traded for at Leadership 2014. Enjoy all the inspiration from my talented, generous fellow Stampin' Up demonstrators! Please feel free to leave a comment if I feature one of your creations here.