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Hi My Friends,

I have been off the radar for a few months as I have had some personal issues to take care of.  In the last of February I got a bad case of Acute Asthmatic Bronchitis.  I would just get it cleared up and then it would come back.  I could not get rid of it.  They did chest x-rays to be sure I didn’t have a hidden pneumonia which thankfully they were able to rule out.  Finally in mid April the Dr. said that they had tried different antibiotics, I was doing a home breathing treatment at least 3 times a day and nothing was clearing it up.  So, he said I needed to get out of the house for a good two weeks if I could, so I moved in with my daughter.  Within about three days I cleared right up and it didn’t come back.  So, that let us know there was something in the house that kept aggravating my asthma!  A few days after that the hot water heater leaked and we had a lot of water in our computer room on the side closest to the garage.  So to make a long story short we are replacing all our carpet in the house and putting down laminate throughout and porcelain tile in the bathrooms and master closet off the bathroom.  My stay for two weeks has gone into a few more weeks as you can see!  I did keep out some of my Stampin’ Up supplies so I could make cards and work on craft fair items!

The card that I made for my sweet friend who retired from 37 years of teaching last week is made with retiring products except for the Basket Weave embossing folder which is being carried over after being a Sale-a-bration item this year.

So, on to the directions for the card.  Using Whisper White cs cut it 5 1/2 ” x 8 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4″  .  Then run the front part of the card through the embossing folder  Basket Weave.  Next, stamp the basket  from Blossoming Basket on your Whisper White cs measuring 3 1/2″x 3 1/2″ using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Then using Berry Burst ink for the flowers, Old Olive ink for the leaves and Crumb Cake ink for the basket and handle. Now put some ink in the lid of the stamp pads and use the blender pen to add color to the basket and flowers shading as you go along.  Adhere it to your Old Olive cs measuring 3 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ using Stampin’ Up Snail tape runner.  Now build the narrow strip of Petal Garden dsp measuring 4″ x 2″ to the old olive paper measuring 4 1/8″ x 2 1/8″ using Snail.  Next, using Snail put the 4 1/8″ paper to the left side of the embossed front of the card.  Then using a Stampin’ dimensional at each corner adhere to the top of the card.  Using a new stamp that will be coming out stamp it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out with the retiring smallest size from Lots of Labels.  Adhere it using mini glue dots and then using linen thread make a small bow and adhere it on top of the sentiment using a mini glue dot.

The following supplies  were used:

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Occasions Kick Off gathering

Hi everyone,

I hope this finds you all warm, safe and dry!  We have had quite a change in our weather these past few days!!
I would like to invite you all this Sunday Jan. 21st to my 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration kick-off. As in the previous email I sent out iI wasn’t sure where it would be held.  It is going to be at my home  from 2pm – 6pm.  My address is 19918 Eastman Place  Katy  77449.
You will receiving the new Occasions catalog if you have not already done so along with the new Sale – A- Bration  catalog. You will be able to see a lot of the products being offered at this time. There will door prizes given away as also a drawing for a free workshop for you and 5 of your friends, as well as two make-n-take projects.   There will be snacks while you are enjoying shopping! If you spend $25.00 or more you will receive a gift from me with your order.
This is a great time to build up your Stamps, inks, paper, adhesives and other products when you spend $50.00 or more from the annual catalog or Occasions catalog you get to choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.
If you are unable to come and would like a catalog please let me know so I can send you one.
I hope to see you all here Sunday.
Hugs,
Penny Nelson
Independent Stampin’ Up demonstrator
  cell# 832-692-7094

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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Supplies used are:


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

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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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!

Penny

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Cool Treats Card #2

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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,

Hugs,

Penny

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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!

Hugs,

Penny Nelson

Independent Stampin’ Up demonstrator
832-692-7094

Swirly BirdCard

Happy Friday!

Today’s card is one that I did in the Swirly Bird Class.  We used the Swirly Bird stamp set and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlit Dies.

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I saw this on Pinterest and just loved the color combinations.  This is a basic A2 card and the measurements are as follows:

Smoky Slate card base cut 8 1/2 x  5 1/2 scoring at 4 1/4.  Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4, the  Sweet Sugarplum layer is 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, and the Smoky Slate paper from the Neutrals Designer paper pad is 3 1/4 x 3 1/4.

The big swirl in the middle was cut out using Basic Gray paper and one of the large Swirly Scribbles thinlits.  Then on a scrap of Whisper White we stamped the swirly flowers and leaves from Swirly Bird stamps and cut them out using the Swirly Scribbles thinlits. Inks that we used were Sweet Sugarplum, Daffodil Delight,Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry, and Old Olive. The sentiment was stamped using Thoughtful Banners with Rich Razzleberry ink and cut out using the Duet Banner Punch.  Pearls were added in the middle of each flower.  The sentiment and the diagonal striped piece of paper were adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you would like to order any of these products just click on the icon and it will take you directly to my Stampin’ Up store.  Please don’t sign as No Contact so I will be able to send you a thank you card.

Be sure and check back in a couple of days to see my schedule of classes coming up.

My team and myself are getting ready to do our first Vendor Craft fair on Nov. 26, at Katy Budget Books.  More information will follow closer to the date.

Will continue the rest of the Swirly Bird card class samples in days to follow.

Hugs,

Penny