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.



Shreveport We Have Arrived!!

Hi All,

We had a fun pleasant drive to Shreveport, Louisiana, yesterday!  One of my downline and I arrived early evening ahead of the On Stage SU event on Saturday.  We are going to be tourists today and explore the sights and also work on some of the cards for my upcoming craft fair I am doing April 29th.

Have a good day!  Keep checking back for updates 🙂



Cool Treats Card #2

all 4 cool treat cards wm

Such a cool breezy day here in Katy, TX.  It was in high 80’s yesterday and high is only going to be 72 today!  Crazy weather!!  At least this weather will hold out tomorrow and not rain on us when we drive to Shreveport, LA, for the On Stage Stampin Up gathering  🙂

Today’s card is on the bottom left.  Base uses Sweet Sugarplum cs which is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ Next layer is Vary Vanilla cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″ and then run through embossing folder Large Polka Dot using the Big Shot.

The bowl cut out in Crumb Cake cs, ice cream scoops are cut out using Very Vanilla cs, to have it be a French Vanilla flavor, the topping is in Chocolate Chip cs, while the cherry is cut from a scrap of Whisper White cs and then colored using Stampin Write markers Real Red and Pear Pizazz, while the spoon is cut from a scrap of silver foil.  They are all cut out the Frozen Treats Framelits Dies found in the Occasions catalog.   The toppings are adhered to the ice cream scoops before the scoops of ice cream are adhered to the bowl using Tombow glue except for one scoop which is adhered with Stampin Dimensionals.  The cherry and spoon are also glued on. You then glue the bowl to the4″ x 2 1/2″ Very Vanilla cs.  Using Sweet Sugarplum ink you stamp the sentiment from the Cool Treats Stamps.

To assemble the card you adhere the Very Vanilla piece onto the 4″ x 2 3/4″ piece of Sweet Sugarplum cs.  Then you tie a piece of Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon around the embossed Very Vanilla piece and then adhere it all to the base card using Tombow glue.

I hope you enjoy making this Yummy card!

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

It still isn’t to late to become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and get Sara’s surprise kit!  You have till April 10th to get the April kit.

I would love to have you as a follower of the blog.  🙂

Till next time,



Supplies used:

Cool Treats

This week I’m going to post the cards I did for my Cool Treats Class in March.

all 4 cool treat cards wm

The first card top left I like to call “peek a-boo” card.  It uses Chocolate Chip cs for the base.  A piece of DSP from Tasty Treats is cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″.  Fold it in half and just gently pinch it so as not to make an entire fold.  Then using paper trimmer cut in 1 1/2″ and then fold each of those halves back to make the triangles.  Using a small glue dot will help hold the edges down.

The largest stitched circle framelits was cut out using Watermelon Wonder cs.  The ice cream cone was cut out using the Frozen Treats Framelits Dies.  The cone used Chocolate Chip, the ice cream scoops used Peek-a-Boo Peach and Whisper White cs.  The fudge topping was cut out in Chocolate Chip cs. The cherry was cut out in Whisper White and then colored using Real Red and Pear Pizazz markers.

The sentiment “Sweet” was stamped on a 1 3/4″ x 1″ piece of Watermelon Wonder cs  using Chocolate Chip ink.  Then rounded the corners using Project Life corner rounder. After that use a sponge dauber and go around the edges with Chocolate Chip ink.

Using Tombow glue on the DSP piece put it on the front of the base. Use Stampin Dimensionals to put the other pieces on the card.

You can purchase any of these products by going to either catalog to shop at the store.

I have a new monthly shopping code which is ) KDJMTVZQ for you to use if you order up to $149.00.  If you order $150.00 or more you will be the hostess and receive the Stampin Rewards.

I would love to have you as a follower of this blog. 🙂

Till next time,


Penny Nelson

Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator

Supplies used:

March Schedule

Hi All,

February is already gone!!!  I have my March schedule of classes.  The first class is going to be Cool Treats using stamps and DSP from the Cool Treats Suite pg. 32-33 of the 2017 Occasions catalog.  It is going to be:


March 9th – 11:00am -2:00pm

March 11 – 10:00 am to 1:00pm

The other class is TBD on:


March 23rd – 11:00am – 2:00pm

March 25th – 10:00am – 1:00pm


It will be 4 cards for $20.00 or a purchase of at least $25.00 and will then be free!  Hostess Club is still $15.00 for the class and at least $20.00 and will then be free!

Other activities this month will be Hostess Club gathering Tuesday  March 21st at 7:00, and Paper Pumpkin gathering will be Sunday March  26th at 2:00.  This date may change, so I will keep you posted.

I have a new monthly shopping code which is AYANK63X for you to use if you order up to $149.00. If you order $150.00 or more you will be the hostess and receive the Stampin Rewards.


I would love to have you as a follower of this blog :-).


Till next time!


Penny Nelson

Independent Stampin’ Up demonstrator