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

Cool Treats

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

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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,

HUGS,

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!

Hugs,

Penny Nelson

Independent Stampin’ Up demonstrator
832-692-7094

Window Box

Hi All,

Welcome back to Designs By Penny.  Last Friday I had my friend Cyndi over and she helped me get my creative juices flowing again which had been missing for awhile.

Ever since the Occasions came out I had been wanting to make this Window Box using Window Box Thinlit Dies.

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I started with Whisper White and cut two boxes. I then cut squares from the Sending Love DSP series using the Stitched square framelits. Next using Read Red cardstock I cut the Succulent out using Succulent Framelit dies.  I then used the heart stamp with whisper white craft ink from the Oh So Succulent set. I had to let the white ink dry for a while longer than other inks.  Then I cut out the leaves in Cucumber Crush cs and used Garden Green ink to stamp the vines on them.  Finally I added a pearl embellishment to comple the succulent.

One hint I can tell you, is that on one of the boxes you can cut off both side tabs as it otherwise makes it to bulky and doesn’t want to stay together as easily.

Here are the products I used to make this adorable window box.

Vintage Leaves Card

Wow how fast this day has already gone!  I have been busy doing Stampin Up and Thirty One Gift orders all day 🙂

I want to continue with the cards made at the Fall/Autumn class using the Vintage Leaves stamp set.

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This was made by using a stencil cut from the Leaf Framelits that go with the Vintage Leaves stamp set, and than sponging the different inks such as, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizazz,Cherry Cobbler on another piece of Very Vanilla so it would look like a leaf.  Then using Early Espresso to stamp the veins on using the Vintage Leaves stamp set.  Next, using the Leaf Framelits to cut it out.  That was the way I did it. I liked the way it gave it a 3-D effect after they were cut out.  Some in the class participants chose to do it a different way and it also turned out great looking.

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This one was made by Cyndi and she used to leaves that were left over when I cut out the stencils.  Using the same ink colors she sponged them completely different and when she cut them out with the Leaf Framelits they still looked like 3-D leaves.  She really liked the saying we used on the first card and chose to use it again.

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Had problems getting the picture without the glare.  Christy took the paper and instead of using the stencil she just sponged a lot of the colors together blending them as she went along.  Next, she decided where she wanted the leaves and she stamped the veins on the paper and then cut them out using the Leaf Framelits.

It was fun seeing how they took my idea and did their own creation from it.  We had fun watching and learning from each other different ways to use the same materials and ideas!

The ribbon used was from the Holiday catalog set of 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack and Old Olive cardstock was used to cut the scalloped oval with the new Oval Framelits. .  The sentiment was stamped using the Paisleys and Poisies stamp set onto Very Vanilla cardstock which was put cut using the Oval Framelits also and then adhered to the Old Olive piece. then that piece was put on using Stampin Dimensionals.

A fun time was had by everyone 🙂

Be sure and don’t forget to check out the Designer series paper sale going on for the month of October,

Just saw the special for the month of November and you are going to just love it.

Supplies used :

Till next time,

Hugs,

Penny

Fall / Autumn Cards

Happy Saturday!  The weather is finally starting to cool off.  Not in the 90’s but in the high 70’s for a high and 53 for a low!!  Good football weather 🙂

The following card was one they made in class this past Thursday and today.

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I was just playing around with inks and remembered how Brandy Cox had used big acrylic blocks at On Stage Live so I thought I would see about using a smaller block and see what I could come with.  I loved this!!

I used acrylic block A and the following inks: Cherry cobbler, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive to make the squares on the Very Vanilla paper. Other inks used were Soft Suede for the large leaves and Early Espresso for the small leaves from the Vintage Leaves stamp set.  This was all stamped on a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla.  Then use Cherry Cobbler ribbon from the 3/8″ Silky Taffeta combo pack found in the Holiday catalog.  It was then adhered to a Cherry Cobbler base card 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″. The sentiment is from Acorny Thank You and stamped on Very Vanilla with Cherry Cobbler ink and punched out using the Decorative Label Punch.  I then went around the edges with Cherry Cobbler ink before putting it on the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

These are the products I used:

Stampin Up Paper Sale

A few more days left of the Designer Series Paper sale.  You buy 3 and get the 4th one free!!

If you are interested in ordering any of these papers go to my Stampin’ Up site and use hostess code 6QUDRAAG for any order up to $150.00.  If it is more than $150.00 you are the hostess and get stampin rewards!

I’ve started my classes again.  Had fun Thursday making 4 Fall/Autumn cards using Vintage Leaves and Leaflet Framelits, A Corny stamps and Acorn builder punch along others.

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Setting up for class Thursday!

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Everyone concentrating on making their cards 🙂

Till next time 🙂

Hugs,

Penny

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.

Hugs,

Penny