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Today’s card is the bottom right “friend” card that uses all the new in – colors for 2017 – 2019.  This is so easy to do and again that’s why I chose to do it at my open-house launch of the new annual catalog!

The card base uses Basic Black cardstock. It measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  The Whisper White layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ adhered to the black cardstock.  A second piece of Whisper White cardstock is 4″ x 5″ upon which you you build the front of the card. Each of the strips are 1″ x 5″ and will be adhered unto this piece.  The strip colors are Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist. Trim the ends if needed.

Cut out a Whisper White large oval using the Stitched Shapes Framelits where the word “friend”is glued on .  “friend”is cut from Basic Black cardstock using the new Lovely Words Thinlits (143733) that also comes in a bundle with the Lovely Inside & Out Stamp Set.

With eitherMulti-Purpose glue or the Fine Tip glue adhere “friend” to the Whisper White oval.

Next take some Lemon Lime Twist ribbon and wrap around the card front.  Then adhere the card front to the Whisper White layer.

Complete the card by using Stampin’ Dimensionals to put the oval on top of the ribbon.

Since we are using Basic Black cardstock for the card base pu a Whisper White layer 4′ x 5″ inside the card.

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Supplies used for this are:


Delightful Daisy

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Today’s card is going to be the top right one using the new Daisy punch,  This is a very quick and easy card to make especially for beginners to paper crafts.

Whisper White cardstock is used for the card base which is cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  Basic Black cardstock is used for the top layer which is cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere it to the base card using Stampin’ Up Snail tape runner.  Punch out 3 daisies using the new Daisy punch in Whisper White and adhere them on the card.  Using a scrap of Daffodil Delight punch out 3 centers for the daisies using a 3/4″ circle punch and adhere them to each daisy.  Using a scrap of Whisper White stamp the sentiment “get well wishes” from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set using memento Black ink and punch out using the classic label punch.  Next adhere to the back of the label the new Stampin’ Up Mini Dimensionals at both ends and put on the card. To complete the card put a clear Faceted Gem inside each daisy.

Supplies used:

 You can order any of these products by just clicking on my catalog icon and go shop with me.

I have a new monthly shopping code which is JBBJWHFC for you to use if you order up to $149.00  If you order $150 or more you will be the hostess and receive the Stampin Rewards.

Till next time a big HUG!!


Happy Wednesday

Had my Hostess Club gathering last night.  I always have a lot of fun with those gals 🙂  Unfortunately we were missing some because of summertime and vacations.

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Today I’m going to share the bottom left card. It was using the Color Theory Suite.

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I love this stamp set Colorful Seasons as it has such versatility.  You can do a summer at the beach because of the lounger chair.  You can can do a fall card using the leaf stamps.  There is a snowflake stamp for a winter card.  This suite also has a Memories and More pack which you can use in photo album, scrapbook pages or to add that extra wow to a card!

The base of this card is Berry Burst cardstock which is 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  Next layer is Whisper White which is cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″.  For the open house I had a choice of 4 different colors to choose from which included Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive which was cut to the size 3 3/4″ x 5″ and was adhered to the Whisper White layer with stampin dimensionals.  I cut the flowers out of the variegated side of the Color Theory DSP paper using the flower thinlit from the  Seasonal Layers thinlits that go with the stamp set.  The middle of the flower dots used the Glitter Enamel Dots that go this Suite.

I stamped the saying You make me Smile from the stamp set Colorful Seasons onto a scrap of  Whisper White cardstock.  This card used the Berry Burst ink and was then punched out using the new Pretty Label punch.  Also, the Pretty Label punch was used with the DSP paper.

This suite can be found on pgs. 146 – 147 in the new annual catalog.

You can purchase these products by clicking on the catalog icon to shop with me.  The code for the month of July is JBBJWHFC.  If you spend up to $ 149.99 use that code but if you spend $150.00 or more don’t use it and you will receive the Stampin Rewards.

Till next time a big HUG!


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Getting Caught Up!

WOW!!  I can’t believe it has been so long since I wrote on my blog.  I’m sorry I have missing in action!!

I’m going to share with you the cards that were done at the make-n-take at the new catalog launch get together.

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The first card today will be the top left one.  I saw it on Pinterest and thought it was so cute and easy to do.  It was from the Birthday Memories Suite found on pg. 68 – 69 in the new catalog.

It was your regular A2 size card using Blushing Bride cardstock.  The first layer was paper from the DSP Birthday Memories paper.  It was cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″.  The Happy Birthday was stamped at the left side of the 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ Whisper White piece using Real Red ink.  Blushing Bride cardstock was used to cut out the largest Stitched Oval shaped Framelit.  The little girl is cut out from another Birthday Memories DSP paper along with the present. Blushing Bride 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (retired) was used .  Put the ribbon under the Whisper White piece and then tie a knot using a smaller piece of ribbon.

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Supplies used:

Daisy Delight Class

My catalog open house went well even though we had a bad storm during the afternoon. Now time to move on to the next gathering which is the Daisy Delight class this coming Thursday, the 8th and Saturday the 10th.

We will be making 4 cards w/envelopes.  The cost is $20.00 unless you are in the Hostess Club and that cost is $15.00.  Which ever category you are in if you place an order for $25.00 or more the class is free!!  What a deal!!

The Hostess Code this month is J2BMMCRW when you place an order less than $150.00.  If more than $150.00 don’t use the code and you get the Stampin’ Rewards.


Have a good day 🙂  Till next time!



Stampin’ Up catalog launch party

My SU order with the new catalog is in and it went through like a breeze!! I’ll get it Monday and be able to start playing with all the new goodies!! Really excited about the Orchid stamp as Brett grows orchids 🙂

Now on to continuing to work on displays for my SU Catalog launch this Sunday at the Hampton Inn 2 – 6! All are welcome

Cost is $20.00 and you get to make 4 cards, participate in my BOGO sale.  This is where you buy a retired product and receive a new product for the same amount for FREE!!!

There will be door prizes, you will get a new catalog, get to see examples made from various stamp sets and see the new In-Colors.

You can sign up for classes, join the monthly hostess club, and also sign up for the in-color club.

Let me know if you need more details

If you are unable to make the party and would like to order some of the new products, my hostess code for this month is J2BMMCRW for orders less than $150.00.  Over $150.00 you get to be the hostess and receive the rewards 🙂

Till next time 🙂




Stampin Up Catalog Launch Party!






Catalog Launch Party

Sunday June 4, 2017 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Hampton Inn

22055 Katy Fwy Katy, TX 77450-1739

(281) 392-1000


To celebrate the new catalog release, we are having a launch party!!!!  Cost is $20.00 which will include make-n-takes using new stamps and products, 4 cards and envelopes and lots of samples and as always lots of fun!!! And….there may be a few other surprises too like door prizes for everyone!!  You won’t want to miss it!!  Share the fun…invite your friends to join you!


As an attendee you will be receiving your catalog the day of the event if you have not received it already.  If you are not able to attend this event, I will be mailing catalogs to those that have placed an order with me or attended an event during the past year on the week after the launch party.


You can:

  • see the new products and inspirational projects made with them
  • luxuriously wander through the shiny new pages
  • make long wish lists
  • order from the new catalog
  • sign up for classes
  • schedule a private class
  • join my monthly Hostess Club
  • subscribe to Paper Pumpkin
  • order the Starter Kit – the Ultimate Deal and become one of my team members
  • shop my exclusive BOGO Sale (see details below)

BOGO Details:

  • exclusive to Catalog Launch Party attendees
  • shop my retired product
  • receive the same $ amount off an order of new product
  • yes, you get twice the product! Buy old product and get new product FREE!
  • you only pay tax and shipping on new products
  • a perfect way to stock up on retired products you may have missed AND brand new products

I look forward to seeing everyone at the Hampton Inn!


Penny Nelson

Independent Stampin Up demonstrator


New Class

Well, the wind was blowing so hard Saturday that it was very hard to continue with the craft fair.
Tents were blowing up in the air people were chasing after their merchandise and some displays broke shattering glass all over the parking lot. Cyndi, Debbie, Mary Anne and myself packed it up about 1:00 as the majority were leaving then also.
I at least sold enough to pay for the booth 🙂

I am going to have a class this coming Sunday at 2:00-5:00 to make a couple of cards and make an item from the upcoming new catalog. The cost is $10.00. Please let me know if you would like to attend, so I can prepare the materials. One of the cards will be Mother’s Day!


Katy Budget Spring Fling Fair

Good Morning All!

Putting my final touches on everything to get ready for the Spring Market Fair at Katy Budget Books tomorrow from 9 – 4!!

For those of you in the area please come by and see us at Designs By Penny!  Katy Budget Books is located on North Fry Road.

I’ve been working hard card sets, notecard sets, post-it-notes, and a few surprises! I will have a raffle basket with all Stampin’ Up items to sign up for, as well as a free class for you and 5 of your friends! Be sure and come out and sign up for a chance to win goodies for FREE!!

Have a good day 🙂

I’m Back!!

Hi everyone!  I’m back from Shreveport and the SU On Stage event!  Had a lot of fun with SU friends both current and NEW!  Love the new catalog!!  I have been busy working on things for the craft fair on the 29th of April.  For those of you in Katy, it is going to be at Katy Budget Books.  Would love to see you there that day 🙂

The list of retirement items is now out.  Some of the stamps that were in a bundle either in the Annual catalog or Occasions catalog are not going to be bundles but sold separately in the new catalog.  So if you want a bundle take advantage of purchasing it now.

I have a code KDJMTVZQ for you to use if you order less than $149.00.  If your order is  $150.00 or more you will be the hostess and receive the hostess rewards.

Will continue my Cool Treat cards from my class next time.