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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: 12-time Incentive Trip Achiever: 2009-2020 Top 100 Demonstrator of the Year: 2011-15 Global Top 100 Demo of the Year 2017-19 #23 United States Demonstrator Overall 2019 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 Heart of Stampin' Up Award Recipient 2019
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Just a quick share today. I've been restocking my card supply in anticipation of craft fair season, and sympathy cards are always a big seller. They seem to be the one occasion everyone still sends a card for, even if other ways of communicating have chipped away at other card-giving opportunities in our modern world. So I try to have a good variety available to pick from, and make each one individual so that even if multiple persons give handmade cards to the family, they'll not risk giving the same one. Here's a few of my recent makes! Here's my... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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WOW--a flash free shipping day has been announced, and it's tomorrow!! I'm super excited to take advantage of this special myself--I've been crafting like a crazy girl the last few weeks getting ready for craft fair season, and I need to restock all my pretty papers! Slotting them in the shelf where they go might just be my favorite non-creative thing to do in the craft room : ) Shop online any time from midnight to midnight, October 4th, and free shipping will pop up when your order crosses $75 before shipping & tax. It's just that easy! Have fun... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Ready for fun? Join Lyssa & friends for our first-ever all-day online stamp camp you can play along with no matter where you live! Saturday, October 15th, 2022, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time Your $35 fee includes: Live stamping presentations every hour on the hour from 9-3 CT 7 different project sessions to get your creative juices flowing LIVE free stamp together time via Facebook "chat room" from 4-5 p.m. CT (optional) Learn some sweet techniques and fast fun folds, using the new In Colors as our theme Games, pop-up challenges with prizes throughout the day Goodie box!... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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I'm so excited for the newest Kits Collection kit from Stampin' Up! I really hope you get this one because you will be SAD if you miss out! It's a darling card organizer you embellish PLUS it makes 12 full-size birthday cards & envelopes, six girly ones and six unisex. It's so easy and cute AND there's no stamping required, making it a fabulous gift for non-stamping friends and family who enjoy creativity but might not want to get into a whole hobby. And it's all packaged in such a fun box you won't even need to wrap it! Ordering... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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The colors delighting my gaze these days are so gorgeous! The giant tree outside our house made me literally gasp the other day as I rounded the corner towards home. It was so brilliantly yellow against an absolutely cloudless turquoise sky. We have another tree in our neighborhood that has this one branch that turns bright red right away every autumn, while the rest of the tree stays dark green for weeks. The comical contrast makes me laugh every time I pull up to the stop sign. Natalie and I have developed a super fun but growingly expensive habit of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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I hope I'll get to see you at Embellish, my downtown Watertown, Wisconsin, studio this month! If you're not local but you wind up in the area, reach out and I'll meet you there for a tour if I can swing it. It would be great to see you! Saturday, October 1st: World Cardmaking Day. Open from 10-4. See email newsletter for schedule of creativity! Friday, October 7th: Paper Pumpkin Potluck. We're having another free Kit Together! Bring a dish to pass and any crafty kits you have to work on (or purchase from Embellish’s big selection!) RSVP by 10/5.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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For the next two weeks only, Stampin' Up is offering six new sets of dies to coordinate with current stamp sets! I'm so excited about this! Check to see if your favorite set now has a matching collection of dies so you can cut and layer to your heart's content! Sale ends September 30th at midnight Mountain Time. Click here to shop with Lyssa (thanks!!!) Click here to see the gorgeous Apple Harvest bundle at 10% off! Click here to see the sweet birthday piggies bundle at 10% off! Click here to see the gorgeous Fresh Cut Flowers bundle at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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The October 2022 Suite Sampler from Song of My Heart Stampers features Stampin' Up's brand new Sun Prints nature-inspired paper in gorgeous cobalt blues and earthy taupes, paired with coordinating cardstock in both 8.5 x 11 and 12x12. Inside will also be ribbon, twine and silver metallic sprig charms along with iridescent pearl embellishments to coordinate. You'll have everything you need to create STUNNING cards and pages for a fraction of what it would cost to get full packages of everything! Did you know the month's My Layout Library password is included FREE with the Suite Sampler subscription?! WOW! To... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Today only, until midnight tonight Mountain Time (1 a.m. Central, 11 p.m. Pacific) ALL stamp sets excluding hostess-only sets from the main Stampin' Up catalog are 15% off. Click here to shop! Want an even better deal? Join Stampin' Up and get the demo discount on the SALE price! Just pick out any $125 worth for your Starter Kit for just $99 plus tax (no shipping) and you'll be ready to go! http://bit.ly/joinSUnow Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Week three deals are up! These overstock items are on sale THIS WEEK ONLY and in perfect timing with TODAY's one-day only FLASH SALE on all stamp sets in the annual catalog! Click here to go start your cart! Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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This might be the easiest suite I've EVER played with! He's the Man was the collection I chose to base the September 2022 Suite Sampler goodie box around, and I can't wait for you guys to get it! Not only do all the patterns and colors coordinate SO well, the pre-cut page accents and all the matching metallic accents just came together almost by themselves. If you like EASY AND FAST, this is the perfect suite for you! I was so pleased all how many cards I got from this Suite Sampler. Including bits and bobs from my own scrap... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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I've got a beautiful new team tote bag waiting for you! I can't wait to send you a welcome to the team box when you join Stampin' Up under me this month! You'll love the super-soft, heavy duty cotton canvas shoulder bag with adjustable strap, sturdy zipper closure and multiple pockets inside! This bag is customizable, too--go artsy on the backside if you want! It's also big enough to hold a whole Paper Pumpkin kit (sample shown below) or a stack of catalogs with room to spare. All of those aspects were important to me when choosing a team tote.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Oooh, who doesn't love a discount??! Check out these Weekly Deals for September 7th through 14th, 2022 and see what needs to hop into your shopping cart! This is the perfect time to get that order in. Just $9.60 Texture Chic Memories & More Cards & Envelopes [159202] $12.00 Now $8 Texture Chic Memories & More [159201] $10.00 Only $8.10 Trinkets Adhesive Backed Flowers [159191] $9.00 Just $8 Rose Gold 12” X 12” ) Specialty Paper [159139] $10.00 Now $6.38 Soft Succulent 1/2" Satin Shimmer Ribbon [158133] $7.50 Just $9 Slimline Envelopes [157981] $10.00 Only $6.75 White 3/4" Frayed Ribbon... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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I've got a beautiful new team tote bag waiting for you! I can't wait to send you a welcome to the team box when you join Stampin' Up under me this month! You'll love the super-soft, heavy duty cotton canvas shoulder bag with adjustable strap, sturdy zipper closure and multiple pockets inside! It's so nice I'm honestly tempted to use mine as purse! Inside will be some fun stampers' tools, a special cardmaker's notepad, and a handmade congrats card from me which will explain all the fun perks of being a demonstrator and part of the Song of My Heart... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Splendid Day 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper [159666] $15.00 just 12.00 Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes [159247] $10.00 only 8.00 Brushed Brass Butterflies [158136] $10.00 now 8.00 Classic Matte Dots [158146] $7.00 wow! 6.30 Summer Shadows Dies [156618] $34.00 now 27.20 Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots [156506] $9.00 just 8.10 Kraft Gift Boxes [156569] $10.00 sale 8.00 Kraft 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Paper Pack [156325] $6.00 wow! 4.80 Round & Square Brads [155570] $7.00 just 6.10 Linen 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Paper [155681] $6.00 only 4.80 Pale... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Hooray!!! I did it! Another 31 Pages in 31 Days is in the books. Literally! Thanks for joining me on this journey of immersion scrapbooking every year during the month of August. If you are just coming in on the tail end, (welcome!) I encourage you to scroll back through the last 30 or so posts and enjoy pinning ideas you might be able to use later! My final inspiration page for this year's series is a cute layout celebrating the fun and friendships of book club. I love the old-fashioned feel that the distressed gold paper on the die-cut... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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I hope I'll get to see you at Embellish, my downtown Watertown, Wisconsin, studio this month! If you're not local but you wind up in the area, reach out and I'll meet you there for a tour if I can swing it. It would be great to see you! Wednesday, Sept 7th: Coffee & A Card. Drop in and enjoy making a quick card while you’re out running errands. No charge. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday OR Friday, Sept 8-9: 4x4 Stamp Camp. Choose a night to make 4 each of 4 different designs of beautiful, meaningful sympathy cards... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Did you know my Suite Samplers are just $29? Yeah baby! I LOVE putting them together for you each month. Subscribe by the 10th of September 2022 to participate in this month's autumn color-inspired He's the Man box. Sign up after the 10th and start your shipments with the stunning Sun Prints collection in natural fern-infused cobalt blue and granite shades. We're having FUN over here--join us! Email me to set up your once a month PayPal invoice today. Don't love the theme one month? Just delete the invoice and carry on. You can quit or pause at any time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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I had a lot of fun with the August 2022 Suite Sampler, based around the lovely watercolored blooms in Awash in Beauty. It was the perfect summer palette of greens, blues and pinks with a tiny bit of yellow, coral and wine accents for depth and variety. I made six scrapbook pages and nine cards and I still have paper left over to play with. Here's some of my favorite pieces using this Suite Sampler! Depending on which pattern you picked to use, you can pull out different colors to emphasize. I love that the deepest shade on this page... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Ok I'll admit it! I'm glad 31 Pages in 31 Days is coming to an end for 2022. I have NEVER been this behind so regularly in the entire ten year history of this annual blog series! This is the year that almost broke Lyssa! I'm finally all caught up to today, but I do have to apologize that some of this month's daily posts had to be back-dated so they lined up with the correct date (you may not have even noticed, and in the future no one will know nor care). But it matters to me, so I'm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Our inspiration layout for Day Twenty-Nine (almost done!!) celebrates a new office move/remodel. It's fun to document a change in the place you spend so much of your waking hours, your favorite coworkers, and the little ways you make it your space. I always think it's fun to learn what an ancestor did as their profession (except that one ancestor who apparently was a horse thief!) If you get a chance to scrapbook about what you do for a living, it will make a really great heirloom when the album gets passed down the line. I didn't have very many... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Hello everyone! Welcome back to 31 Pages in 31 Days, my annual scrapbooking immersion blog series! Every day in August 2022 I'm posting an inspiration layout for you to see the possibilities for using your Stampin' Up supplies to make fun pages for your family photos. Today's inspiration layout is another fun non-traditional Christmas spread, this one in a combo of black and white with Shaded Spruce, Flirty Flamingo and Coastal Cabana. The background papers (from Celebrate Everything by Stampin' Up) are hand colored by yours truly! They started off black and white, and the cute scribbly style of artwork... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Today's inspiration layout for 31 Pages in 31 Days is so bright and happy! I used the daisy punch for some easy accents, and the Biggest Wish stamp set for a quick headline. Have you seen this trick yet? If you have a stamped word or phrase that is not big enough to be a headline on it's own, you can stamp it several times across and then join it with the matching marker. Just another way to use stamps in your scrapbooking! This paper (from the gorgeous Awash in Beauty pack) has a lot of colors you can draw... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Today's inspiration layout for the 31 Pages in 31 Days challenge is a memorial layout in beautiful shades of purple. I handcut flowers from the Wonderful World paper pack (free with any $100 order, while supplies last!) to embellish it simply and elegantly. A spread like this has room for journaling, the little memorial service booklet from the funeral home, and the cards included with the floral arrangements, too. It is a lovely memorial to a hard day in the life of a family. Do you scrapbook funerals? So often some of the best family pictures come from the mini-reunion... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Helloooo, scrappers! I'm delighted to welcome you back to 31 Pages in 31 Days, my annual blog series challenge where, you guessed it, we scrapbook every day for the month of August! We're almost done with out tenth year in a row, isn't that so fun? Let's see, that's a year's worth of pages. WOW! Feel FREE to copy any of my layouts or themes--the ONLY CATCH is, I wanna hear all about it! Be sure to use the hashtag #31pages31days when you share online and I'll pop over and leave you some love! You'll also be entered in a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2022 at Song of My Heart Stampers