Abby’s 18th Birthday weekend

Stampin' Up Clean and Simple Birthday card made with the Wish Big Framelits, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u #GDP074

I’ve made several cards trying to come up with the best birthday card for Abby’s 18th birthday.  For this one I used the design sketch from Global Design Project. #GDP074

I’ll show you some others I made later this week.

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Happy Birthday Abby! Abby turned 18 on February 16 and we celebrated last weekend with a trip to Chicago.  We don’t usually make a big deal out of birthdays, but this was an exception.  We actually planned this weekend last June and kept it a secret for eight months.  We told Abby and Keegan that we would be going to Chicago a couple weeks ago, so they could put it on their calendars.  Friday we drove the six hours and went to dinner at Giordano’s for deep dish pizza. As you can see this is not exactly health food, but it’s a favorite of ours and we don’t get to Chicago very often.

On Saturday we went to Water Tower Place and did some shopping.  Abby got tea from David’s Tea, a fancy “to go” tea bottle,

and a Chicago Cubs World Championship Bear from Build A Bear.  The Bear actually plays the Go Cubs Go song!

Abby named the bear Zobrist after the Cubs Second baseman.  Yep, Abby is Superman’s daughter!

Saturday evening we went for a nice dinner at Lloyd’s and surprised Abby and Keegan with tickets to Hamilton.  Hamilton is the wildly popular Broadway musical and the tickets are extremely difficult to get.  Tickets were going for around $450 a piece in Chicago.  We are much too thrifty (cheap) to spend that kind of money.  Superman figured out that with a certain credit card you could get tickets last June for shows in Chicago in February for a reasonable price.  We purchased the tickets and told not a soul for many months.  We’ve only surprised our kids one other time in their lives and now I remember why we don’t do this.  Superman and I have a really hard time not saying anything when we are super excited about something.  Abby and Keegan did know Hamilton was showing in Chicago and mentioned it on Saturday.  We had them look up the $450 price on the tickets and they understood right away that they would not be going to the show.  Both kids were so excited when they found out that night at dinner that we really were going to the show.  The show was fabulous!  They sang the songs all the way home on Sunday.  Abby already had all the words memorized last summer.  Anyway I hope this weekend is a fond memory for both Abby and Keegan for a very long time.  I know Steve and I will always cherish this memory!

Blessings,

Beth  🙂

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Timeless Tags Thinlit card

Stampin Up All Occasion card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u #GDP073

I was inspired by the Global Design Project Color Challenge.  I love the colors they chose and it helped me whip this card up in to time.  I didn’t do any stamping, but ran the die through four times, once with each of the colors.  Then I pieced the card together using a bit of glue from the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  It made this project very easy.  The Watermelon Wonder oval was made by running the two largest ovals framelits together through the Big Shot.

#GDP073

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This would make a great Get Well, Sympathy, Thinking of You or Birthday card.  I’m going to leave the inside blank until I decide who I should send it to.

Hope you’re having a great day!

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

 

 

 

Yummy in My Tummy

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are CASE’ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration from which to choose. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Stampin Up Yoummy in My Tummy treat bag and tag designed my demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

My kids are ages 16-26, no one is married and I have no grand kids.  In spite of that, these adorable monsters jumped off the page and begged me to buy them.  I resisted and borrowed the set from a friend.   I had so much fun casing the catalog on page 16 of the 2017 Occasions Stampin’ Up! catalog, I ended up ordering them!  I think you should order them too! 🙂

Above is the picture from the catalog.

Stampin Up Yoummy in My Tummy treat bag and tag designed my demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

This project uses Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The monster is colored with Pool Party ink and a blender pen.  The paws, horns and hat are Pear Pizzazz.  His teeth, star on the hat and M&M’s are Crushed Curry.  In the catalog the entire bag was made with the DSP.  Because I’m thrifty, my bag has DSP only on the front and uses a white lunch sack that I cut down to size.  The back of my bag is covered with Pool Party cardstock.  I can make two bags from each sheet of DSP.  In the catalog I believe they used a window sheet and White Craft Stampin’ Ink.  I didn’t have the White ink, so I decided my monster would have a retired treat cup for his tummy.  I had so much fun figuring out how to make this adorable Monster Bag.  I’ll write a tutorial if you’re interested in specific directions.

Stampin Up Yoummy in My Tummy treat bag and tag designed my demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

On the Hugs tag I used different ribbon, but otherwise it’s pretty much the same as the catalog sample.  The cardstock is Pink Pirouette and the ink is Melon Mambo.  The Scalloped Tag Topper punch used on this tag is a must have punch! The only punches I use more are Circle punches.

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Blessings,

Beth 🙂

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

  1. Mary at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  8. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  9. Susan Itell at simplestampin.com
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  11. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  12. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  19. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  20. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
  21. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  22. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  23. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  24. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme