Jars of Love

Happy Saturday!

Today I’m starting to share some of the cards we made in the Jars of Love class this month.  The first card I got the idea from Pinterest that was from one that  Emily Campbell posted.  I liked the way she used not only the Jars of Love stamp set but By the Sea DSP.

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The colors used were soft sky for the base of the card and then the next layer was the DSP paper.  The flowers were stamped using Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo inks.  The leaves were stamped using Emerald Envy ink.  The mason jar was stamped on Soft Sky cardstock using Dapper Denim ink and then cut out with the framelits that go with it.

Assembly of the card on top of the DSP paper you put the doily and then the mason jar is put on with dimensionals.  The flowers and leave stems are also cut out by using the framelit that goes with the stamp.  The stems are put on using fine tip glue, and the flowers are put on the stems and leaves using dimensionals.  The sentiment is stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla paper 1″x 4″using Flirty Flamingo ink. You cut the flag at one end.   It is then put on the card using dimensionals.

IMG_0817This is a close up of the flowers.  The light color is Blushing Bride and then the Flirty Flamingo is stamped over it.  This is a two step stamp set.


Stamps: Jar of Love – 141587;  Everyday  Jars Framelits  – 141490; or the bundle – 142342 which includes stamps and framelits


Flirty Flamingo – 141397;  Blushing Bride – 131172;  Emerald Envy – 141396;

Paper:   Soft Sky – 131203;  By the Shore DSP – 141640; Very Vanilla – 101650;

Other accessories:  Sponge Daubers– 133773; Delicate White Doilies – 141701;  Stampin Dimensionals – 104430;





Paper Pumpkin Gathering

Good morning,

Well, to start off I guess I haven’t figured out how to do a post and have it post at another time.  I see that none of posts for this week have posted.  So, I will keep trying to figure this part out (GRRR).

So in April at the Stampin Up On Stage Live we were asked to come up with some goals for the next 6 months with our business.  So, one of my goals was to have a Paper Pumpkin gathering with those who are subscribers currently, and also who were once a Paper Pumpkin subscriber (hoping to get them back in ).  So I had that gathering this past  Sunday the 24th of July.  I took pictures so you could see how much fun they were having.  They told me that they had so much fun that would I please consider to do this on a regular basis.  So, I have now added a new event every month to my calendar 🙂


They all look so serious here, because they were all concentrating on what they were doing. Everyone was working on a different kit 🙂 Unfortunately three were missing from the group because of work and traveling. The lady in the white shirt was a brand new customer that I hadn’t met til that day!  She found me on the Stampin Up site, went to my DBWS calendar and saw that I held classes and had a Hostess Club, and team gathering. So she thought I sounded like I did quite a lot.  Come to find out we are neighbors !!  I enjoyed it also because I was able to work along side of them 🙂

Another one of my 6 months goals was to get a blog up and running.  I accomplished that one also as you can see.  My other blog wasn’t working out, so that is why I created another one. I’m being more successful with this one!

Need to go for now and work on one of my other goals which you will hear about as soon as it is ready!!

Don’t forget Bonus Days are about to end!  Be sure and get an order in for $50.00 to get a Bonus coupon to be used in August 🙂  My hostess code for this month is: ZDDP3QZ3.




Swirly Bird card

Good Morning,

Today I’m sharing another card from catalog launch.  We used the Swirly Bird stamp set and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits along with the Timeless Textures stamp set.  I saw this idea on Pinterest and added a tweak here and there.

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A stamp from Timeless Textures was used for the hair in Peekaboo Peach. The eyes were cut from Dapper Denim, the nose from Flirty Flamingo, the mouth from Sweet Sugar Plum.  We only used a part of that thinlit for the mouth.  The tie was done in Emerald Envy.

The base of the card was Sweet Sugar Plum and then the next layer was Whisper White.  I wanted to show how you could be serious or cute with this bundle! My card class was going to be more on the serious side.

I will start showing those cards we did in the Swirly Bird class next time.


Stamps: Swirly Bird – 141749; Swirly Scribbles Thinlit Dies – 141497;  or the Bundle 142353; Timeless Textures – 140517 – clear; 140514 – wood

Inks: Dapper Denim – 141394; Emerald Envy – 141396; Flirty Flamingo – 141397; Peekaboo Peach – 141398; Sweet Sugar Plum – 141395.

Paper:  Sweet Sugar Plum – 141418; Whisper White – 100730

Bonus Days going on till the end of the month!  Spend $50.00 and receive a coupon for $5.00 to spend next month.


I still have a few spots open for Saturday’s class using Jars of Love.  Let me know if you want to attend.

Hostess Code for July – ZDDP3QZ3

Till next time,



Painter’s Palette

Good morning!  Happy Wednesday 🙂

Today is one of the cards I showcased at my catalog launch open house.  This time we are using the stamp set Painter’s Palette and a hostess stamp Love You Lots.

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Ink colors used were Dapper Denim for the dots, and Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum for the splotches.  Memento Tuxcedo black was used for the easel and Real Red was used for the the ladybugs.

The easel was stamped directly on the card.  It was then stamped again om another piece of Whisper White paper where the ladybugs were stamped in the middle.  The middle section was then cut out using the Layering square Framelits and adhered to the easel with stampin dimensionals.  This is a close up view of the ladybugs.

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Stamps: Painter’s Palette – 141910 – clear; 141907 wood; Love You Lots – 141801- clear; 141798 – wood

Inks: Dapper Denim – 141394; Flirty Flamingo – 141397; Sweet Sugarplum – 141395; Real Red – 126949; Memento Tuxcedo Black  – 132708

Paper: Whisper White – 100730

Other Supplies: Layering Square Framelits – 141708; Snail adhesive – 104332; Stampin Dimensionals – 104430

Bonus Days are still going on until the end of the month.  A $5.00 coupon for every $50.00 you spend in July to use in August.  It may also be used on bundles.

Hostess Code for this month is: ZDDP3QZ3

til next time big HUGS!!


Balloon Celebration

Good Morning!  Another hot Monday is upon us in Katy!


I’m sharing another of the cards that was made at my new catalog launch open house.  This one was made using the Balloon Celebration Stamp set and the Balloon Bouquet punch.


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Balloons were punched of Silver glitter paper and Real Red cardstock.  The star was punched out of Dapper Denim cardstock using the Medium Star punch.  the balloon strings and bows were done using Memento Tuxcedo black ink.  The yellow stars were stamped using Crushed Curry ink.  Celebrate comes from the stamp set Celebrate Today using the Dapper Denim ink.  Everything was stamped on the Whisper White layer.  Project Life corner punch was used to round off the top right corner.

Here are the stamps used:

Balloon Celebration – 140675 – Photopolymer ;  Celebrate Today – 137138 – Photopolymer


Dapper Denim – 141414;  Real Red – 102482;  Silver Glitter – 135314: Whisper White – 100730;  Basic Black – 121045


Crushed Curry – 131173;  Dapper Denim – 141394;  Memento Tuxcedo Black – 132708

Other Supplies used:

Project Life Corner rounder punch – 135346;   Balloon Bouquet punch – 140609;  Snail Adhesive – 104332;  Stampin Dimensionals – 104430

Remember if you would like to order any of these products click on the Shop tab and it will take you to my shopping site.  Also the hostess code for this month is: ZDDP3QZ3. If you spend $150.00 or more than you be the hostess for the order.

Don’t forget that Bonus Days are still going on this month.  Be sure and take advantage of it for some surprises next month  🙂

Thanks for stopping by and until next time big HUGS!!






Pop of Paradise

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Good morning!

It has already been a busy day.  Brett and I have been working on getting a watermark made to put on my cards and anything else I might want to add it to.  We had success.  Today I’m going to share another card that we did at the open house in June.  This one is using the Pop of Paradise stamps and Pop of Pink DSP.  It also uses the Banners Framelits and the new Sweet & Sassy Framelits.

The flamingo was stamped on the whisper white banner using Melon Mambo ink and the leaves used Garden Green ink.  Melon Mambo was also used to stamp the saying “thinking of you.” Looks like the ink might’ve been a little to dry when the sample was made

I found this idea on Pinterest and did a little tweaking with it.

Supplies used: Paper

Basic black  – 121045 –  4 1/4″ x  11″ – scored at 5 1/2″

Pop of Pink  141648 – 4″ x 5 1/4″

Whisper White – 100730


Banners – 132173

Sweet & Sassy – 141707


Melon Mambo – 126948

Garden Green – 126973

If you would like to order any of these products go to shop and put in this months hostess code ZDDP3QZ3.  Remember the Bonus Days offer that is going on all this month.

Till next time!





Stampin’ Up Deal!

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Have you gotten everything you want from the new annual catalog yet? Since it came out only a month ago, you probably still have some items on your wish list, and we have some great news for you! For every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend in between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 2-31. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favorite products now or later in August with your coupons!

• Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016
• Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
• An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
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• Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

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Hostess code this month is ZDDP3QZ3





Hi All,

I wanted to bring you up to date with what I have been doing since my Open House in June.   I have been setting up my schedule for the month of July and August with classes.  I have also started a new blog.  I was not able to get blogger to work correctly for some of the new things I wanted to add, so I have changed to designsbypenny.wordpress.com.   My mtnestor.blogspot.com is still up so you can check back to see previous posts, but all my posts from now on will be on my new wordpress blog.  Would love to have you all as followers and then you would be able to see my posts as I put them on.

I have a class on the 7th of July at 11 – 2 using the Swirly Bird Stamp set and Swirly Scribbles thinlits.  It will be repeated on July 9th 10 – 1.  We will be making 4 cards w/envelopes for $20.00.  If you are in the Hostess Club it is only $15.00.  I still have spots open in each of these classes.

I have monthly coupons that I put in each catalog at the open house.  Let me know if you need a catalog. The month of June was spend $75.00 you received a pack of 2016-2018 81/2″x11″ in-color paper pack.  The month of July is an additional 5% off any bundle which is 10% off.  This makes a 15% off a bundle.

I’m also doing an in-color club for 5 months.  For $34.00 you will receive an ink pad, ink refill, write marker,the ruched ribbon and an 81/2 x 11″ paper pack.  The price includes shipping/handling and tax already.  In June the color was Dapper Denim.

Something else new is a Paper Pumpkin gathering.  I’m not calling it a class, but just a get together on the 4th Sunday of each month to work on the current or past Paper Pumpkin kits that you have. The one for July is the 24th.   If you haven’t become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber yet and would like to get in touch with me so I can tell you how to sign up.  It is $20.00 a month and you get everything to make cards or a project.  Inks, stamps, embellishments, etc. that you need are included the kits.  You would only have to supply the tape runner or glue.

The Hostess Club has 6 people in it and each of them agree to purchase at least $25.00 a month in product and one month they will be the hostess with a guaranteed $150.00 in sales to help you some free product with the Stampin Rewards.  We have a gathering on the third Tuesday of each month.  The month you are hostess you can get outside orders and/or have a home workshop with some of your friends along with the hostess club gathering.  If you are interested in this let me know.

Other classes will be July 21st, July 23rd, Aug. 11, Aug. 13.

I’m always looking for people to join my team.  For $99.00 you get $125.00 in product along with business materials.  We have a team meeting every 4th Tuesday evening of each month. We have a make-n-take project, get business tips and find out what each of us are doing that month.   We have a lot of fun!!

My hostess code this month for less than $150.00 is ZDDP3QZ3.  For $150.00 or more you get to be the hostess.

Here is my  information :

Penny Nelson


Until next time!