Fall Class – Count My Blessings #3

Happy Monday,

I had a busy Saturday!!  The Houston Choral Society a group I have sung with since 1988 had our big Oktoberfest concert.  It was mainly done in German so I’ve been spending a lot of time working on it!! Unfortunately because of it falling on World Card Making Day I was unable to have a group of ladies to come over for a day of stamping!!

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I’m going to be describing the bottom left card.  I love making these “peek – a- boo” cards.  The base is Early Espresso cs cut 5 1/2′ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″  I used Crushed Curry, Whisper White cs, and Colored Me Autumn DSP paper.  I stamped the Acorn design with Memento Tuxcedo Ink  on Whisper White cs and then used blending pens with Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, and Chocolate Chip inks.  The DSP paper is cut 5 1/4′ x 4″ and then find the middle and cut down 1 1/2″ down.  Then fold over each corner and using tape runner to hold it down.  Then adhere it onto the front of the card using tape runner. Next using the Stitched Circles cut the largest out of Crushed Curry and then the next size smaller that you stamped the design on.  Adhere the Whisper White to the Crushed Curry piece and using Stampin Dimensionals to the Crushed Curry to put it on the center of the DSP.  I used Thinking of You from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set using Chocolate Chip ink and punched out using the new Classic Label punch.  Adhere it using the new mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Fall Card Class – Count My Blessings #2

Went out Wed. night and saw the big full moon!!  It was beautiful and you could really see the craters 🙂  Hope you had a chance to enjoy it!

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Today’s card uses the Painted Autumn DSP along with Cajun Craze cs for the base.  You will need an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Cajun Craze scored at 4 1/4″.  You will also need a piece 2 3/4″ x  4″ 1/8″Cajun Craze cs.  The DSP paper will be 3 3/4″ x 5″.  The Very Vanilla piece is 3 7/8″ x 2″ 7/16″.  Using Memento Tuxcedo Black ink you will stamp the flower image.  Then with blender pens use Soft Sky for the flower, Pear Pizazz for the leaves, and Cajun Craze Stampin Write marker for the stamens of the flower.  Before adhering the DSP to the front of the card wrap a piece of Soft Sky Classic Weave ribbon around it.  Then use either Snail or Tombow to adhere it to the card front. Before adhering the Very Vanilla stamped piece use Cajun Craze ink to stamp Happy Thanksgiving that comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. Adhere the stamped piece to the Cajun Craze piece and then use Stampin Dimensionals to put that piece on the card over the ribbon.  Stamp the inside on the $” x 5 1/4″ Very Vanilla cs using the sentiment from the stamp set using Cajun Craze ink .

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Count My Blessings Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$28.00

Some other big news is that World Card Making Day in Oct. 7th, but Stampin’ Up is celebrating from Oct. 1-10 with a sale. The following items are on sale:

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Also be sure and check out the Designer Series Paper sale that is going on the month of October.

If you would like to order these products use this code QKR2QA64 for an order $149.99.  If $150.00 or more you be the hostess and earn the Stampin Rewards.

Till next time,

Penny

Fall Card Class

Hi all,

Today I’m going to start showing the cards that we made at my Fall card class last week.  This class is going to be repeated Oct. 14th at 2:00pm.  I chose to use the stamp set Count My Blessings!  I’m in love with this stamp set, as it is so versatile for Fall, Thanksgiving, and works great with the Autumn Harvest DSP paper.

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This first card uses the Fresh Fig ink and the flower from Count My Blessings.  It is your standard A2 card using Fresh Fig cs.  I stamped on Whisper white cs measuring 4″ x 51/4″ with the flower stamp using Fresh Fig ink all over having some flowers going at an angle, upside down, and stamped off the side of the card.  I then had a piece of Fresh Fig ribbon and wrapped it around the piece I had just stamped before adhering it to the front of the Fresh Fig card.  I then used the Lots of Labels Framelits to cut out the Fresh Fig piece and the Whisper White piece.  I next stamped the flower using Memento Tuxcedo Black ink and with the blender pens used Fresh Fig ink, and Pear Pizazz ink.  Using Stampin Dimensionals I adhered the stamped piece to the Fresh Fig piece and Stampin Dimensionals to adhere to the card on top of the ribbon.

Some other big news is that World Card Making Day in Oct. 7th, but Stampin’ Up is celebrating from Oct. 1-10 with a sale.  The following items are on sale:

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Craft Fair

Hi All,
I’ve been so busy working on items for the craft fair tomorrow that I’m participating in that’s why you haven’t seen me on here much lately!! It is the 9th Annual Arts & Crafts Charity Bazaar at John Knox Presbyterian Church at 2525 N. Gessner Rd. Houston 77080 It is from 10 – 4 and FREE to the public!! Hope to see you there! This is my first time to do this show! I will have a raffle basket worth $ 75.00 you can sign up to win, and I’m going to be drawing three, yes three names for a free workshop for you and 5 of your friends!! What a bargain 🙂 Be sure and come and sign up for a chance to ;win that! Take this opportunity to sign up for my upcoming classes!!
 
HUGS,
Penny

Eastern Palace #4

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Today I am going to be explaining how to do the card on the bottom far right.  I just love this stamp set Eastern Beauty!  The measurements are 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″. The Tranquil Tide piece of cs is 5 1/4″ x 4″. the Whisper White piece that I did the stamping on measures 5″ x 3 3/4″.  First, I stamped the big circle in Lemon Lime Twist  and built the card around it.  Next using Tranquil Tide I stamped the first flower image to the left of the circle.  Next, I stamped the flower to the bottom of the middle stamping off the paper. From there I continued building towards the top left corner.  I then came in with Lemon Lime Twist and using the spritzing looking stamp I went around the whole flower over lapping each petal as I did this.  I stamped the sentiment in Tranquil Tide Ink in the big circle.  I adhered the Whisper White layer to the Tranquil Tide layer and then adhered them to the Whisper White card base.  I completed the card by using a circle from the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers and put it in the middle of each flower.  This was a very easy card to make 🙂

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Hurricane Update:

As some of you know I live in the Katy, Texas, area and we have been hit very hard with “Harvey”  The catastrophic storm has brought so much devastation to the Houston  and surrounding areas and it is still wrecking havoc!  It has now moved to the east Texas area and parts of Louisiana!  These last few days have been spent glued to the TV for updates and listening to the pounding rain and wondering if it was going to come into the house!  Today it was sunshiny outside and no RAIN!!

I want to thank all my friends and family for all the beautiful birthday messages, texts, and calls yesterday that made my day so special!! Even despite the devastation of “Harvey” I felt and feel very blessed that my daughter, sister, brother, niece and Brett and myself were all safe and dry during this horrendous time of flooding 😇 So many of my friends have not been as fortunate and my heart is so sad for them. I did have a nice birthday as the sun came out in the afternoon and brightened spirits!! Again thank you all for thinking of me on my birthday and please continue to keep Houston, Katy, and surrounding areas in your prayers! Love you all

I’ll be back with a new card to share tomorrow.  Remember the new Holiday Catalog starts Sept. 1st, so if you would like a copy please let me know so I can get one to you.

Hugs,

Penny

Eastern Palace Suite #3

Happy Friday!!  I’m getting ready to go to Hideaway Hill B&B for a weekend retreat.  I am going to be working on craft fair items along with a card swap I’m in.  So looking forward to this weekend 🙂  I may even get a massage while I’m there.  Lori is the masseuse who is just WONDERFUL!!!

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Today will be the third part of this suite.  I’m going to do the top right card to think of you is to smile!  The base is again Fresh Fig 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ like the one Wednesday and this time we are using the Vanilla with flowers and small dots DSP cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″. Take the piece of Very Vanilla cs cut at 5 1/4″ x 2″ and with Fresh Fig ink stamp the saying at the far right side. Next adhere it down to the DSP paper. Then take the gold ribbon and wrap it around the DSP and greeting piece threading a gold tassle over the gold ribbon and holding it in place with a glue dot.  Make a small bow out of the gold ribbon and adhere it by the tassle using a glue dot. Using the 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ Dapper Denim cs square cut out the medallion piece using the large partial cut flower, medium circle, and small circle Thinlit pieces and cut it out using the Big Shot. Add a gold circle  vinyl sticker to the center of the flower.  Adhere the Dapper Denim piece to the piece of Very Vanilla cs 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ with Snail (tape runner).  Then using Stampin’ Dimensionals put it on the left side of the card.  Again put a piece of Very Vanilla cs inside to write the message or stamp the message on.

Supplies:

If you would like to get any of these products just click on the catalog picture or shop my site.  If you spend less than $149.99 in product use my shopping code for the month of August which is HVHAVYXC. If you leave your information I will send you a thank you gift for ordering with me.  If you spend $150.00 or more you become the hostess and receive the stampin’ rewards along with a little thank you gift from me.
Till next time,
HUGS!!
Penny

Eastern Palace Suite #2

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Today’s card is the bottom left card.  The base is using Fresh Fig cs.  Then you will take a piece of Very Vanilla cut 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and layer large circle frame and medium circle frame thinlit pieces and run it through the big shot.   Then use Fresh Fig ink on the border flourishes and Lemon Lime Twist with the petal flourishes, while using Tranquil Tide for the sentiment.

Next cut the Tranquil Tide DSP paper 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and adhere it to the Fresh Fig card base. Then adhere the stamped medallion piece to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Using the gold Vinyl Stickers cut the border in half and adhere one half along the top of the medallion piece, and one half along the bottom.  Cut a piece of gold ribbon 9″.  Loop it in half and tack it to the corner of the medallion piece with glue dots. Finally tie the tassel to the ribbon loop with gold thread securing with glue dots if needed.

With the darker pieces of cardstock I like to put a piece of Very Vanilla inside to write the message or stamp a message.

Supplies:

If you would like to get any of these products just click on the catalog picture or shop my site.  If you spend less than $149.99 in product use my shopping code for the month of August which is HVHAVYXC. If you leave your information I will send you a thank you gift for ordering with me.  If you spend $150.00 or more you become the hostess and receive the stampin’ rewards along with a little thank you gift from me.
Till next time,
HUGS!!
Penny

Eastern Palace Suite

I’m back from Kansas City!!  I had a wonderful time soaking up the Holy Spirit in the International House of Prayer KC, otherwise known as IHOPKC Prayer Room.  I enjoyed my time with my younger daughter Amy and her friends and going to her school to help her get her room ready for the new school year!!

My next few blog posts will be the cards I did in my Eastern Palace class.

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I did 3 of the ones Stampin’ Up put out for us to use for a class.  I love this Suite of stamps, thinlits, and embellishments! This Suite can be found on pages 18 – 19 in the Annual Catalog.

Today’s card will be the top left one. It uses the new Tranquil Tide cs for the base and also the Designer Series paper which is cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″ being careful the wave pattern faces the right way.  The Very Vanilla piece is 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″. You then run it through your big shot putting the thinlit close to the left side of the paper. You will use the large circle thinlit.  Next you will use a stamp from the Eastern Beauty set.  Using Lemon Lime Twist ink you will use the small circle and stamp a few times on the Very Vanilla piece.  Then using Tranquil Tide Ink you will stamp the sentiment “let’s be friends forever”, the swirly “s” at the bottom, and then the three little leave clusters and stamp in between the wishbone shapes. You then adhere it on the card using snail (tape runner).  Next you will cut the flower out using a 3″x 3″ square of Fresh Fig cs, where you will need to use both of the star thinlits, fitting the smaller one into the larger one and running it through the big shot.  Then use a circle from the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers and put it in the center of the flower.  Adhere the flower using a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Supplies:

 If you would like to get any of these products just click on the catalog picture or shop my site.  If you spend less than $149.99 in product use my shopping code for the month of August which is HVHAVYXC. If you leave your information I will send you a thank you gift for ordering with me.  If you spend $150.00 or more you become the hostess and receive the stampin’ rewards along with a little thank you gift from me.
Till next time,
HUGS!!
Penny

Happy Tuesday

Hi all,

Happy August!!

Getting ready to leave town till August 11th!  Will try and post a couple of times while I’m traveling!!  Getting supplies ready to work on craft fair items at night after our busy days 😉

Going to Kansas City, MO, where my younger daughter lives.  Be working on getting her Pre-K classroom ready for another school year 🙂 Will also sit in the Prayer Room and soak up a lot of praise and worship at the International House of Prayer 🙂

My shopping code for the month of August is HVHAVYXC.   Just put my pre- order in for the Holiday catalog today.  It has a lot of cute, new fun items, as well as bunches of new Bundles!!

Hugs till next time,

Penny