Stampin’ Up Bonus Days!

Hi Everyone,

Where has the summer gone!!  I’m finally back in my house after all the redoing of carpet to laminate, and painting 🙂

I’m ready to start getting back into the groove of classes and posting on my BLOG!!

 

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Color Your Season promotion Blended Seasons bundle just the month of August.

Every $50 you spend August 1-31 (before shipping & tax) earns a $5 coupon code that can be used September 1-30! There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn, so earn away!

For every $50 you spend August 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30, 2018. Learn more about earning and redeeming during Bonus Days by going to my site designsbypennynelson. com.

I also have a hostess code for this month if you spend less than $149.99 which is 4U6NQPWF If you spend more than $150.00 you will become the hostess and receive the Stampin Rewards.

 

Till next time 🙂

HUGS!!!!

Penny

 

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Graduation Card

Sarah wmHope you had a good Saturday. Just got back from a beautiful wedding of two people who are truly made for each other.

I have enclosed a card that I made for a special friend’s daughter who graduated this year. I used some new Stampin’ Up products and some previous products. I used a new framelet to make the name with.  It is the Layering Alphabet Edgelits which also come in a bundle with the Lined Alphabet stamp set.  The colors I used were Real Red and Night of Navy cardstock that was put on a Whisper White base card.  The flower unfortunately is not a SU product as the majority of my punches are still packed in the POD till we get our house all put back together.

Remember you can always shop online with me by clicking on the SU Catalog which will take you to my shopping page or by clicking on designsbypennynelson.com

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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:

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

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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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

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.

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 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!!

Penny

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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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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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 🙂

Hugs,

Penny