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Sylvia Nelson
I was born to create.
Interests: i love arts and crafts, handstamped cards and projects. gardening and landscaping is one of my passions.
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It will be another very hot day in July here is Texas. We moved here from Colorado 8 years ago, but sometimes it seems like yesterday that we were riding through the country, traveling for only the day. We took a wonderful train ride with my grandson, then 3 years old. He is now 12...my oh my how time flies! Below find a card I made last night and some photo's taken the day we rode the train from La Veta to Alamosa and back. The card base is a pretty soft green and the card is matted with 2... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! Today will be another warm but beautiful July day...I started celebrating yesterday by making a pizza sharing it with Amy. Today I will watch tennis, baseball and see what mischief I can get into outside! I do enjoy the fireworks after the night baseball game, and of course eating some water melon. This will also mark Tigger Jr's 4th year with us watching Rangers baseball, although he is not as avid a watcher as was Old Tigger! The Garland above is the new one for 2017, up in my Etsy shop! I do so love making... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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June is fast becoming the hottest month on record. Yesterday we were over 100 and the heat index reached 111...that's hot! I always think of water...the ocean...when it is this hot, longing for a day where the cool ocean breeze will move across my face. I had so much fun making this card, it is indeed magical! The card base is a beautiful blue, although it is not quite like the photo. I have an oval ocean mat and loads of fun ocean grasses and shells. I love this new Stampin'Up Mermaid stamp, so many possibilities! This set is just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Happy June...second day of Summer. I missed saying it yesterday! I was dealing 37 missing listings from my shop...deleted by a glitch in the program. I spent most of the day trying to get someone to fix it...well that happened late Wednesday. I finally got to finish this card...I do love this new stamp set from Stampin'Up! I see a lot of new cards using these wonderfully cute stamps! Card base is a fun deep pink and it is matted with white cs. I love balloon backgrounds for a party atmosphere in the room. What a great place to use... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
Thank you Becca! I will try Becca!
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Happy Thursday! Well I did not make it back until this morning....but I did try. This card has been in my head for a week and I finally got to finish it last night. I have combined this wonderful Country Gentleman card from Graphic 45 Designer card stock with Hampton Arts stamps. My younger son does most of the cooking at his house, so he might appreciate this card. This card has a kraft card base, lots of background papers and stamping. Is it hard to tell what I have stamped and just cut out? The antique cupboard was stamped... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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A few days ago, we started our 9th year here in Texas...9 years ago we were living in Trinidad, Colorado where I started blogging. I never imagined that I would move much less still be blogging in 2017. Although there have been ups and downs, I still enjoy creating and posting here...I know, I have not come as often, but the days just seem to get away from me. Last weekend it was 40 tags for a gal getting married...I am always busy with my Etsy shop which I started in 2008 as well. If you enjoy my cards, check... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Hello, it's June and the weather is cloudy, rainy and muggy! Then it's sunny, warm and muggy...and then there is? I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day. It is the first time in a long time that I have missed posting, but I had company and some of them were sick...so...no posting! I have brought you a gorgeous coffee cup card, at least I think it is, oh I love making cup cards. This card has a medium blue card base, a background of blue, green and coffee. I used Tim Holtz die to cut the cups and then... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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It's Friday, the start to a hot Memorial Day weekend. My family is coming, the first time we have had them for a holiday other than a fall one. I hope the weather cooperates and that it is not too hot. I have been working ahead on cards, this one is not a remake of an old one but does use retired stamps. I love mixing stamps as you know, so I hope you enjoy the colors and the wonderful scene. Other than a kraft card base, there is too much to give credit for to mention. I have wanted... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Welcome to my world, it is Saturday! Some of I know are happy, but one day is much like the rest here since my husband is retired. You know of course that a woman is never retired... another subject for another day! Happiness is making a card using up a few scraps! I wish I did not have so many scraps, but I am running out of stamped ones. Now if I could just use up more paper! You might look at this card and say oh my where is she going with this card, but it is one of... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Hello, it's going to be another beautiful Tuesday here is South Texas. It seems like we have been warm forever, since we really did not have a winter. My flowers have been in bloom for months and the first tomatoes are ripening. I have had a few bell peppers before something ate all the peppers and stripped the plants of leaves. I have never had that happen before...someone is really hungry! With this coming Sunday being Mother's Day, I am enjoying using the newest stamps from the catalog for the coming year. A Little sneak peak is in order! The... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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It has been another week since I last posted...life just gets busy and I forget to share! Or I don't make anything new, working on things I have shared before...do you have a week like that? Seems like yesterday was Monday and yet it is Friday...I must be having fun! This card has been in my mind for a while, but it finally came together last night when the creative juices kicked in. Do you ever need specific cards for the end of the school year? This card is for that #1 soccer coach, our kids have all had that... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Happy Wednesday! I am a little later in the morning...posting, just wasn't finished with this at midnight! I am showing you the second scalloped pop up box card...this one has many more stamped, water colored and fussy cut pieces. It is absolutely gorgeous! At least I think so. Also time consuming and so much fun to make. It takes me a while to pick out papers, then stamps I want to use, once that is done, the design just seems to go piece by piece until the box is full! I wanted to do a coffee themed card...but not just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Blessed Sunday to all! I just had to have it when I saw it...I put myself on two wait lists and finally it came back in stock. What am I talking about?....Lawn Fawn's newest sensational die cut set for the Scallop Pop Up Box Card...I have missed out on so much...wasn't paying much attention to all the box cards being made the last few years. Then when I saw a video demo from Lawn Fawn did I know I had to have this die....I am repeating myself, so let's just get to this card. This is the first card I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Hello, Finally it's the weekend...not sure what that means exactly as I am retired, yet still working on cards to sell! But at least I am around to say it. I wasn't surprised that the customer did not like the card that basically she had designed...it was too dark for her uncle. So at 2am I went to bed Thursday night knowing that I would be working on another card on Friday. I love my work, but I also like to play with new toys! The customer told me her uncle loved his cats...so with that in mind I put... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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I have been so busy making some custom cards for a customer...She sent me photo's and chose from designs I have done, then I made them into something special. I guess it not what is in right now...who really knows what is trendy these days... but I just enjoy doing something artsy and different. My friend belongs to an antique car club...do you know how much fun it would be to own one of these cars, much less take a trip in one? A dream come true.... I will show you three different cards, two of which have an Oregon... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Happy Friday! I am going to love the new In Colors from Stampin'Up! I received three of the new colors Wednesday and saw the new catalog and the last two Thursday! I made my first card and previewed Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide yesterday. I am back with another card with the same colors but using a new stamp, Eastern Palace. It is going to be hard using three colors instead of 5, but I will do my best to do as many different looks as I can. Just to tantalize you the last two colors are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Do you like Wednesday? When I was working and on a schedule, Wednesday meant half my week was over...commonly called hump day! But now that I am on my time, it would be just another day, if I didn't make sure to have some fun things to do! Tuesday proved to be that day as I received my box from SU with 3 new In Color inks and one in the card stock pack...but I don't know it's name yet...how tantalizing. So introducing you to Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide! Such calming yet exciting colors...Lemon Lime Twist... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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I am surprised that there isn't an owner day, as we surely belong to our pets, not the other way around. Welcome to my tribute to National Pet Day featured on Typepad. Since I was very little I have been so fortunate to have love so may cats along with a few rabbits, hamsters, fish and even a couple of dogs...my children's. I don't even begin to count the number as some were young when we lost them, some older. But one thing is for sure, they were all loved and well cared for. My blog is normally devoted to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Hello April and Happy Thursday. Since the closing of ColourQ, I am not on a regular posting schedule. Maybe someday I will slow down enough to get back to what I really love doing, blogging. There are so many things to be thankful for, least of all is a sense of humor. I can't imagine this many cats but I do love this Art Impression stamp. Hope you enjoy viewing this card. This fun card has a kraft card base and is matted with two lovely designer papers and a white piece of die cut cs. Look at all those... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Surprise, surprise....I am back again this week with another fun card using the newest Stampin'Up! chicken set. The weekend was spent planting a new tree, replacing the one my husband chopped down. It wasn't dead...but...well anyway once gone it had to be replaced with a beautiful Oklahoma Redbud. I replaced some flowers as well...still have a few more to plant. I did do lots of crafting and managed to make a few more items for my shop. I think one of the best dies I have ever received is this Top Dog Die...I just love using it.The card base is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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It has been too long since I have posted...the last day of February to be exact. I do apologize. Spring came and has taken much of my time, but as always I have been busy stamping. I stayed up making a card until 3am yesterday morning, got it listed in my Etsy shop and it sold while I was listing a second card. Etsy has been making changes to the inner workings....computer stuff and it is playing havoc with the ability to sell or to buy, making business sporadic at best. But I manage to stay really busy and always... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner