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Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek
Watertown, WI
Lyssa is a blessed and blissful "stamp at home mom" of two adorable kids and wife to the best husband on the planet. A 10+ year demonstrator for Stampin' Up, she loves Jesus, world travel, black & white movies, her Keurig, decorating for any kind of party, and Doctor Who.
Interests: Stampin' Up Awards: 9-time Incentive Trip Achiever: 2009-2017 5-Time Top 100 Demonstrator of the Year: 2011-15 Stampin' Success Magazine Featured Artist: October 2010 Advisory Board Member: 2013-2014 Regional Conference Presenter: 2010, 2012, 2014 National Leadership Conference Presenter: 2010, 2013, 2014 National Convention Presenter: 2011, 2012, 2015
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Instructions for “Rainy Day” card designed by Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek for Song of My Heart Stampers. All supplies Stampin’ Up! "Ready to Make It?" cards are designed to be created in fifteen minutes or less, with limited supplies. Try one today! Stamps: Weather Together Ink: Smoky Slate, Archival Basic Gray, Flirty Flamingo Cardstock: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate Papers: In Color 2016-18 Collection Designer Series Paper Stack Accessories: Paper Snips, Soft Sky satin ribbon, Soft Sky marker, Smoky Slate marker, Stampin' Dimensionals. Instructions: 1. Card base is 5.5 x 8.5 inches folded in half to form vertical card. Cut... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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This past week has sure given a great imitation of SPRING in Wisconsin! It's not going to last, but we enjoyed the little mental break from winter's gray chill. This card made with Butterfly Basics and the gorgeous Falling in Love papers makes me anticipate the balmy breeze and emerging soft colors of spring that will actually arrive--eventually! Suggested Color Combination: Sweet Sugarplum Blushing Bride Very Vanilla Crumb Cake Soft Sky Instantly Digital Download the complete instructions, measurements and alternate layouts to make this adorable card today! You'll love the Easy Corset Front Card, Floating Front Card, Peekaboo Gate Fold... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Song of My Heart Stampers
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WOOT WOOT! Today's the start of the Second Release for Sale-A-Bration 2017! New items have been added to the reward choices you can earn for free with every $50 ordered, now through the end of March! A gorgeous GLIMMER PAPER assortment pack and two new stamp sets. I recommend you get the glimmer paper FIRST THING, just in case it sells out! I would not be surprised if we blew away their predictions. After all, it comes in three of our all-time favorite colors--Mint Macaroon, Sweet Sugarplum and Bermuda Bay! New Reward Choices for every $50 spent--NO LIMITS! Click the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Hey everyone! It's that time of the month again... no, no, not THAT time of the month!... the FUN time of the month, when the Control Freaks Stampers throw their blog hop party! See our fancy new logo? We're all spruced up! Our theme this month is "Celebrate" and we've prepped some pretty fun projects for you. If you're already hoppin' you came here from my friend Melissa Davies' blog, Rubber FUNatics. Cute stuff! If you've never participated in a hop before, it's so fun! Just read through this post and then click on the button at the bottom to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Nailed it is the Class of the Month for February 2017, so this card and five other ideas complete with detailed instructions and full measurements are available in a collectible full-color PDF file just for placing the Suggested Order (or the dollar equivalent) of $31 before shipping and tax. I hope you'll Shop with Lyssa using the code for the month-- TGMAT99R --and enjoy the free project PDF, emailed to you within 24 hours. The Product Sample of the Month, generously-sized and immediately useable, will be mailed to you with a handmade thank you card that also gives you another... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Our final layout for the 4x4 Scrapbooking Class Series in February 2017 was this anniversary layout featuring the Floral Boutique papers. The layout is a fun swooping curve from left to right, transposed over a grid of 4x6 background patterns. The color scheme is what ties this busy layout all together--navy and white, with gold accents befitting the 50th anniversary. Ready to recreate this layout at home? Here's what you'll need to gather! Click on any link to go to my Stampin' Up online store and place an order for supplies. Grab TWO packs of Floral Boutique papers--they will retire... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Suggested Color Combination: Sweet Sugarplum Blushing Bride Very Vanilla Crumb Cake Soft Suede I made this "sweet" Mother's Day card for a demonstrator sample swap at our Song of My Heart demo meeting this month. It uses the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Delicate Details (free with any $50 order until March 31st, 2017) which is the perfect addition to any feminine or vintage-inspired card. I am having so much fun with the Stitched Shapes Framelits--even more fun when you layer them with the coordinating scalloped shapes from the Layering Ovals Collection! Ready to make this at home? Here's what you'll need:... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Love Stampin' Up products? Love free handstamped cards? Let's combine the two and celebrate my milestone birthday together! Any order of $40 or more (before shipping and tax) gets four free handmade Lyssa originals with envelopes. Click here to shop with Lyssa! And don't forget, if you need more stuff, Sale-A-Bration reward choices start at just $50. Or, double-dip with the club code (TMGAT99R) for February, and get the free cards AND the free project PDF and Product Sample of the Month! Don't hesitate to email me if I can answer any questions! Lyssa@songofmyheartstampers.com Thanks for celebrating with me. Feel... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Instant Digital Download the instructions and make this sassy little card today! You'll love the Easy Corset Front Card, Floating Front Card, Peekaboo Gate Fold Card and the other designs that come in Cheat Sheets Collection #21 from Song of My Heart Stampers. Not sure what Cheat Sheets are? Click here to see details, watch a video and read some reviews! New subscribers to my weekly email newsletter get their first Collection #1 totally free with no string attached... time to subscribe! Looking for a specific card fold? I'll happily point you to the right Cheat Sheet Collection. Need to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Well, today's the perfect day to share this layout we made at the 4x4 Scrapbooking Class last week! I designed these Valentine pages with a little bit of Pool Party light aqua blue added in, however, in case my scrapbookers would rather use the spread for a different occasion. The "love" headline is always appropriate, after all! This layout packs in a lot of pics--six small ones and four large vertical ones. If you don't need all that space for photos, you can use a couple of the small spots or one of the large photo mats as a journaling... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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My cousin Jenny got married last week in a gorgeous white sand beach, so this scrapbook layout is in her honor and with best wishes for happiness with her new hubby! When I designed these pages for the 4x4 Scrapbooking Class Series, I used Irresistibly Floral specialty papers, inking just a selected strip in the center with Peekaboo Peach, Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie. We used a baby wipe to soften the ink and add subtle vertical motion that resembled wooden planks... fun and slightly messy technique! Our basic layout was finished off with Kraft rope trim and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Have I got a special offer for you! Anyone who crafts much at all knows that having the right adhesive for the job is key to producing beautiful projects that not only go together easily, but also stay together even when handled and mailed. One "size" of adhesive definitely does not fit all! I've put together a package deal of my favorite, can't-live-without adhesives, in a personalized, hard-sided slim case that is just perfect for taking along to stamping events, classes and crops. You'll also be getting a BONUS limited-edition, engraved Bone Folder Tool in every kit! Travel in style... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Just say no to FOMO! (fear of missing out) Song of My Heart Stampers' e-newsletter lets you easily stay abreast of all the news! It highlights the best blog posts and my most important upcoming events. You'll find all the specials in one convenient location without scrolling or visiting different places. Cut to the chase and sign up today for this free once-a-week digest! Want another reason to sign up? You'll get a FREE set of my cardmaking resources, Cheat Sheets Collection #1, totally free--that's a $10 value! This is an easy, no-risk way to try out these papercrafter's helpers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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I'm pleased to announce the release of another Collection of Cheat Sheets cardmaking helpers! Meet the brand new Cheat Sheets Collection #21--will this be your new favorite? Song of My Heart is making it affordable and FUN to stamp again with Cheat Sheets--our little secret! If you've already become a fan of these handy layout helpers, you know how EASY and painless good design can be, when you have a little cheat sheet at your fingertips! Get yourself a cute binder and start your "Cheat Sheets" library, because this is just the beginning of a long and beautiful friendship! MORE... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Need a little perk-me-up? Breath some fresh air into your crafting with a Surprise Goodie Box from Song of My Heart, especially for scrapbookers! Containing a minimum of $50 worth of 12x12 papers, full-size sample pages from my classes, Project Life journaling cards, embellishments and other fun products*, these limited-edition grab bags are just $25 each plus $10 shipping anywhere in the United States. I guarantee your satisfaction with the amazing assembly of goodies inside each bag! Never had an unhappy grab bag customer yet. PayPal Me Here $35 total with the words "Scrapper's Surprise Box" in the subject line,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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I've been busily making thank you notes and packaging up the free Product Sample of the Month for my Class of the Month club members! Everyone who purchases at least $31 (this months Suggested Order or the dollar equivalent) using the code TGMAT99R during February 2017 is getting this handmade card and the sample along with their club project PDF. The featured stamp set is Nailed it, a versatile new tool stamp set with four funny sayings. And if you're going to get it anyway--why not use the code and get the free six-page, full color instructions and measurements for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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This was the every first card I HAD to make with my new Nailed It stamp set and coordinating Build It Framelits. I have a handsome handyman of my very own and although his workbench area doesn't look anything near as tidy as this--ahem--I can't really judge when mine looks twice as bad, right? But I DO know where everything is located, even if it looks like two smallish tornadoes had a playdate in there. Nailed it is the Class of the Month for February 2017, so this card and five other ideas complete with detailed instructions and full measurements... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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This brand new video tutorial was kind of buried in my Valentine's Day Ideas blog series last week, so I've givin' it some love in a post all it's own! You'll love this latest addition to the 100% Free Tutorial Library. The sweetest thing about this cute little tote bag is that it only takes half a sheet of 8.5x11 cardstock to make. It fits 8-10 3x3 cards and envelopes, or a generous amount of candy. Hot cocoa packets, gummies, a little bag of pistachios--all sorts of fun things could go it here! I love little gifties like this. So... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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So, have you given Class of the Month Club a shot yet? You really should! There's so many reasons to--just a affordable $30-35 Suggested Order once a month, a six-page full-color PDF chuck-full of projects, complete instructions and measurements, free Product Sample of the Month, and a shopping spree every fifth time you participate. You'll love being a part of this exclusive, spoiled VIP shopper group! Full details available here. This card and five others are the stars of the show using the February 2017 featured stamp set, Nailed It. Great for guy cards, handyman thank-yous, Father's Day and birthdays,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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With a craft business, many people assume you do nothing but create all day long. Wouldn't that be nice? The truth is another matter entirely! Serious craft bloggers realize that the most crucial business activities are not in the stamp room, but in the home office. There is a balance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Song of My Heart Demonstrators
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Suggested Color Combination Night Of Navy Pool Party Whisper White Peekaboo Peach Watermelon Wonder Isn't this a cute card? We made these hot air balloon birthday cards in January at the first Calendar Club meeting of 2017. We call it Calendar Club because we make cards for whatever holidays are coming up next, plus everyday type cards like sympathy, birthday and get well. It's a great way to make sure our card box is never empty when we go hunting for something to send! If you live locally, I'd love for you to be my guest at our February session... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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I'm so excited to announce a new round of Song of My Heart's new "no commitment" club, Class of the Month Club! All the projects created for you this month use Nailed It, our featured stamp set for February 2017. I hope you'll play along with our fun new program whenever you can--and remember, every fifth time you participate, you get a $25 shopping spree and I pay the shipping! Read all the details about the club and how it works here. See the February sneak peeks above! These are just three of the six projects featured in this month's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Several of you asked if there were instructions for the little Double Pouch Treat Holder I shared on Day Two of the Valentine blog series last week. I made you a quick little how-to tutorial video to share how easy it is to make. It uses just two 6x6 pieces of patterned paper and has just one cutting measurement, three quick score lines and the pocket trick is super simple. Wasn't that a sweet treat? Leave a comment and let me know if you're going to try it! Fun fact: the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack is actually the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Some tough talk today. That's ok. You don't come to my site or join my Facebook business group just for fluffy inspirational mojo and cute memes, right? I hear empty promises all the time. "I want to do this." "I want to do that." No you don't. Not really. How... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at Song of My Heart Demonstrators
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Song of My Heart's totally fun new online club option, Class of the Month Club, officially closed for January 2017 on the 20th. But because it was a BUSY month for many of us, I've extended a second-chance offer for those who missed out! All you have to do is place your Suggested Club Order (or a minimum of $33 in other products) using the code QERGJU4D at checkout before noon on the 31st. The files will be emailed to you within 24 hours! And even though the official deadline is past, you'll still get the handmade thank you card... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Song of My Heart Stampers