Iowa Hawkeye 2017 Calendar

Iowa Hawkeye 2017 Calendar made with the Stampin Up Urban Underground Suite designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

My sweet daughter Abby is just a few short months from her high school graduation.  It looks like she will be going to the University of Iowa in the Fall.  Since Superman and I graduated from there, we are pretty excited about her choice. 🙂   When I saw the Global Design Challenge for this week was Delightful Dijon, Silver and a color of my choice, the first thing I thought of was to add Basic Black for my Free Choice and we’d have Iowa Hawkeye Colors!

I love that this calendar is a regular A2 card with the support added.  The base is 4-1/4″ x 11 and scored at 5-1/2″.  The support is 4-1/4″ x 5″ and scored at 1″, 2-1/2″, and 4″.  You can see in the picture below how the support works.  The idea and directions for this calendar came from Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’.  Thanks Jeanie!

Iowa Hawkeye 2017 Calendar made with the Stampin Up Urban Underground Suite designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I’m also a designer at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog this week.  Our challenge was to use at least three different coordinating designer series papers.  I actually was able to get four of the Stampin’ Up! Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper on this calendar.  I also used the star from the Urban Underground Embellishments.

Iowa Hawkeye 2017 Calendar made with the Stampin Up Urban Underground Suite designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

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Keegan sang with his Jazz group on Saturday and they did a great job!  Superman and I love going to his jazz performances.  Abby and some of her friends helped 15 seniors with their technology on Saturday morning.  Right now we are having an ice storm.  It just started a couple hours ago and I would’ve fallen on the deck when I took the pups out, if I hadn’t been so careful.  I hope the story will be the same when the ice is over and gone.  I think the hospitals will be busy the next couple days.

So I’ve told you before that Superman and I have been married for 30 years and I think he’s pretty awesome! Not sure if I’ve told you he makes me guacamole a couple times almost every week. Yep, he works hard to be worthy of his Superman name! Tonight it was so good I had to take a picture of it.  Keegan has decided he wants to be a good cook with a few selective menu items.  He made each of us a breakfast burrito.  They were pretty awesome too.  It used to be Keegan refused to eat eggs.  Now that he’s making his own, he loves them!

We had two more water incidents this week, neither of which was my fault.  I say that because the first major incident in December when the whole basement flooded was pretty much my fault. Here’s a picture of water issue #4.  When the plumber came and fixed the sump pump again (water issue #3) they turned on the water to the outside irrigation system and caused water issue #4.  This picture was taken way before the ice storm arrived.  We went 25 years without a water issue so I’m hoping with four water issues in the last couple weeks we are done.  At least this last one didn’t get the basement wet.

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine Treats

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects showcase themes that are “from the heart.” This includes any of the following themes… Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and/or Sympathy. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that 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.

Every year I make Reese’s Valentine Heart Boxes for my kids and this year is no exception.

Stampin Up Reese's Valentine Heart Boxes made with the Gift Box Punch Board designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Here’s last year’s boxes.  I use the Gift Box Punch Board and the Box Size is 1.75 x 1.75 x 3.25.  This box will hold two Reese’s Valentine Hearts.

Stampin Up Reese's Valentine Heart Boxes made with the Gift Box Punch Board designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Stampin Up Valentine Box made with the Love Notes Framelits Dies and the Confetti Hearts Border Punch designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

This super simple box was made using a half sheet of Cardstock.  I love the 3-D effect of the heart on the front.  Hopefully Superman will like it too.  It’s filled with his favorite Ghirardelli dark chocolate.

Stampin Up Valentine treat made with the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

One of my fellow Kansas City display stampers gave me a treat similar to this in November and I switched things up to make a Valentine treat containing a mini Twix bar.  I don’t know her name, but if I find out I’ll let you know.  This would be a darling treat to hand out to my BSF gals on Valentine’s Day.  I would probably put “Happy Valentine’s Day” on theirs even though I really do love them.

Stampin Up Valentine treats made with the Sending Love Suite designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

It’s time to start thinking about Valentines Day! What are you going to make?

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Anything you make with the Sending Love Suite will turn out darling!

I’d love to get your comments or questions at the top of this post.

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! 

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  7. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

 

Embossed Tag

I’ve been doing lots of stamping, but for some reason I haven’t gotten around to posting what I’ve been making.  Sean has gone back to Seattle, but Ryan is still here.  The amount of food shopping, food prep, and dishes seems way more than it should with just one extra young man here.  Maybe it’s the number of games of Euchre and Hearts that has been taking up more of my time.  I wouldn’t trade the time we’ve spent playing cards for anything, except I am curious how I rarely lose a card game, but during this break I haven’t won a single game.  Ryan on the other hand has been cleaning up! Tonight the kids decided whoever won, should get our Hamilton tickets when the Broadway Musical comes to Des Moines next year.  I may have already told you, but Abby knows every word to every Hamilton song and Keegan also loves the Hamilton musical and sang a Hamilton solo at his Broadway Musical camp last summer.  The problem is we only have two tickets and typically Steve and I use the two tickets.  Stay tuned to find out who ends up getting the tickets.

Stampin Up wine tag made with the Tin of Tags stamp set, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

This tag is way prettier in real life.  I used the aqua painter and Shimmery White card stock.  The snowflakes are embossed in silver and the “Making spirits bright” is embossed in gold.  I added Rhinestones to the snowflakes.  I also used the Silver Glitter Ribbon and a thin gold cord.

Stampin Up wine tag made with the Tin of Tags stamp set, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Here’s a close up of the tag.

I’m so excited about Sale-A-Bration which began Jan 4.  With every $50 purchase you get to choose and additional free item.  Best deal ever!   The new Occasions catalog also began Jan 4.  It’s full of great stamping fun. Click on the “catalog” tab at the top of my blog to see the new catalogs.

If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demo, I would love to be your demo and send you the catalogs free of charge.  Please email me at Beth@StampingMom.com

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Blessings,

Beth 🙂