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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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Wonder colors, Wonderful smells...almost nothing compares to fall weather and a cup of hot coffee. No matter how you like it, it somehow finds a way to sooth the soul. Happy Wednesday...a hump day for sure this week. This card has a medium gold card base and is matted with designer papers and white cs. My new pad of 6 x 6 fall paper, love the earth tones and the greens.So many places are green this time of year, but fall is always depicted as brown, orange, gold, etc. I used some new and some old Stampin'Up! stamps and dies... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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We are finally cooling off and it is amazing how much better I feel. Except for the mosquitoes, the world is a happy place here. Night before last we were 59...so nice. The rain is on it's way back. I have another good story. It was at least two years ago that I lost some metal dies that accompanied my prize coffee cup die. It was the sleeve, cup top and several others in a separate envelope. For days I looked high and low to no avail.I finally decided they must have slipped into the trash can as I had... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
Thank you Lisa...I really should be retired, but as you know a crafters work is never finished! We always have problems and sometimes they get me down, but not for long. Thanks for the coment and you take care!
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It's been a long time since I felt I had time to write a post. Days come and go, working hard to fill my Etsy Shop . I managed to see most of the Ryder Cup, golf between the USA and the Europeans. It was amazing in some ways and disappointing in others. So my days are filled for sure. The weather is really wet for September, the temperatures mild in comparison to years past. I am on my tenth year here in Texas and haven't figured out what the weather will do, perhaps I never will. Today I have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Summer is here but there are still some schools in session. If you are one of those moms who has children still in school, here is the card for you! Whether you drink coffee or tea, there is always room for one more card like this. Sending cards is a lost art, but giving them isn't. It is always so nice to walk up and greet a friend with a card in hand for a friend. You never know when you just might lift a spirit! The nicest prize I ever won during a Coffee Lovers Blog Hop was the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Happy Father's Day to all who celebrate. Today will be a quiet day, unless the storms make some noise. It was clear earlier but the clouds are getting heavy and rain on it's way (I hope). Father's Day was always a special day at our house, my father was special, well aren't most dad's to daughters? I made this card for Father's Day earlier in the year, one of my favorites, I love the 50's theme. Men wore hats, elegant clothes and the cars were just like this one, before color made a splash. This card uses mostly card stock... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Happy June...I seem to visit and post less this year. It is not because I am not interested, but because there don't seem to be enough hours in my day to do everything I need and want to do. We have just started a new year and catalog for Stampin'Up. I am still a demonstrator but do not hold events any more. My Etsy shop has spurts of selling with Etsy throwing more crap at us. Etsy has gone through so many changes and is now becoming the new eBay, increasing fees, charging monthly fees, and making it more difficult... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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The first day of May...this day has always held a place in my heart. It is, was my dad's birthday. It is cloudy and looks like a rainy kind of day, but the sunshine is till in my heart. I worked in the garden for almost 4 hours yesterday. It did not go fast as alas I am not able to stand for long periods of time. So with my walker and my wheelchair with standing in between I managed to prune, water, and fertilize two large rose bushes and one smaller on. I planted Daylilies and got the area... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Another month is almost gone and you might wonder what I have been doing, certainly not sharing. I am sorry, time just gets away from me. I enjoy short naps as my Tigger comes and gets me out of my craft room in the afternoon wishing me to hold him while he sleeps. I am happy to oblige as he is such a sweet kitty. On the other hand I lose work time, but I am managing to sty so busy. I have done ever so many cards and things since last I posted. Friday I pulled out some stamps... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Happy Easter everyone! Nothing says Easter and Spring like flowers in bloom and the birds singing. It started out a cool Saturday, but I potted up new plants anyway. It turned out to be a beautiful and warm afternoon. We went with Amy to her favorite garden store and bought more plants. We have been blessed with lots of rain, so the flowers are really lovely. In the craft world, I love to do flowers and the ever special Daffodil is an Easter favorite. This card has a soft green card base. I used the new Stampin'Up! Daffodil stamps with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Top of the morning to everyone...Happy Saturday! I have been watching March Madness...for those who are clueless...the NCAA Basketball tournaments are going on and it is really mad this year...lots of seed going down! I am having a hard time working as I don't want to miss a game. A Shout out to my team, the #3 Seeded Texas Tech Red Taiders who escaped the first round and play tonight against Florida. Good luck Raiders, as always my Irish eyes will be watching. I made a card for St. Patrick's Day, but alas this one did not sell...oh well I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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I thought I would give you a look at some of the things I have been working on. Today's look is at the latest garland I made for spring. I get a lot of people looking for blue garlands, so this is my latest blue, a flower garland sold in my Etsy shop. Unfortunately there is only one in this color as I have used the last of this fabulous card stock. Photo First: There are 9 feet of these beautiful flowers...and I love the leaves. This is a machine stitched garland so if cared for may be used over... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2018 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Yes, I am really posting...sorry for the long absence. I had a long fall and winter, but have gotten through and am much better. Thanks to everyone who has checked on me and sent messages showing that in blog land there are real people and they care. I have crafted while away trying to keep busy at least when I could, filling my Etsy shop. I finished this card yesterday and as always, I love sunflowers. I used a kraft card base and matted with white and a designer die cut frame. This paper is new this spring from Stampin'Up!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Gray and cool days are here, although that doesn't always mean cold. We have had the air conditioner on all week...it's warm and muggy most afternoons.I really don't mind the gray, the sun usually pops out late afternoon. So how about you, what is the weather doing in your part of the world today? I made a card that should warm your heart, if only for the moment. This Christmas card has a green card base and is matted with a white embossed tree background. I was tempted to color some of the background but wanted a white background so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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We woke to cold and a hint of mist in the air. Last week it was almost 90....who would believe it? I am late as usual starting on Christmas although I have already made and sold quite a few Christmas garlands. Seems like decor is most popular and is taking my time away from cards. I have my first winter card here for you to view. I used my favorite bluebird stamp, but the colors are not quite what I wanted, so maybe I will have to try it again! The card base is medium blue and it is matted... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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I especially want to wish all the people who have birthdays in November, Happy Birthday. I have a good friend with a birthday this month...a Thanksgiving baby! We celebrate this month with seasonal goodies, a turkey, dressing....pecan pie and more. This year for Thanksgiving I am serving chicken pot pie as it will only be Amy, my husband and myself...first year without a turkey...but no bother, less work. The card I made has a kraft card base and is matted with white cs,designer paper and an oval cs frame. Inside is a beautiful bouquet, wish I could find one like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Welcome to a fun day, full of laughter along with scary creatures! Here are some of the things I made this year for Halloween! Witches! Cats! Owls! Just three of the lovely and fun garlands selling in my Etsy Shop along with cards and tags. Pumpkins! Bats.....and lots of other goodies! Even dogs! Happy Halloween Everyone! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. See you again in November! Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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It's Friday the 13th....October and Pumpkin carving time. I don't often post in the middle of the day, but I finished up some Halloween cards last night and just got photo's of them finished. I love these Graphic 45 papers...I have had them for a few years and am finally cutting in to them. This card has an orange card base and is matted with Graphic 45 Halloween papers. I also included die cut leaves, some old, some new from Stampin'Up! and a black cat punch. Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year...love Treaters coming by and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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September is always a big month for celebrating birthdays or remembering them. I remembered her birthday Tuesday the 26th. I made this card with my mom in mind, she loved fall and all it's beauty as well as Thanksgiving when family would get together. Our Septembers in this area are not so colorful, we will be green again after all the rain we had this week. I used a soft blue card base, and matted with two white mats. The bottom one is embossed with the tree background then rubbed with blue, purple and brown inks. I die cut the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Happy September, to all of you with birthdays. My one and only time to have a September baby was my third, Stephen, who celebrates his 40th today! We lived in a rural area and there weren't many trees in Northwest Texas...so the color of the leaves weren't as beautiful as in other parts of the state. I loved making this card, coffee cards being one of my favorite things to make using nature as a favorite element. Hope you enjoy this card. I have a pale blue card base and it is matted with white cs and covered in gorgeous... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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Thanks Rebecca, we are fine. We are enough inland that all we got was some wind and lots of good rain...no flooding at my house. Appreciate the prayers as many lost all they had! Happy September to you!
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As we finish up the last full week of August, many of you have been busy getting kids back in school...Yes, summer is over although the warm days are not. I used to look forward to school days as a child even though it meant getting up way too early and a long bus ride to school. We always were eager to see old friends and make new ones...how about you? I love these graphic 45 images, they were so fun to use, but I must admit, I have been hoarding them. More designer card stock that my daughter bought... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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July was hot...hot...hot and August has arrived. I am hoping it is a little cooler! I love summer but not the heat. I think of the colors, the blue of the sky, red roses and yellow sunflowers. I have been working trying to get out orders, while I really wanted to work on back to school and Halloween. Here's hoping the sales continue to be good and I get the new things in the shop soon! I made two cards in the last few days, finishing up this one last night...the last card in July. It has a kraft card... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Sylvia's Stamping Corner
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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