Abby moves to college today

Stampin Up Baby Bear Hawkeye card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

My heart is breaking and my sweet daughter couldn’t be happier.  I guess that’s how it’s intended to be.  We are dropping Abby off at college today.  She will be a four hour round trip away, which I know doesn’t seem too far for those of you who have kids across the country or across the world, but for me it’s a lot farther than having her tucked in her bedroom for the last 18 years.

Superman (my husband Steve) printed off some Tiger Hawks for the envelope liner.  Abby loved the Cubs Baby
Bear that we made for little Mr. Finnegan last week, so I knew she would love her own Hawkeye Baby Bear.

So where’s Abby’s matching Hawkeye gift bag you might be asking? Well, we spent all the Abby money last week “back to college” shopping, so Abby just got the card filled with more advice from her Mom.  I had 18 years to teach her and tell her everything she needed to know, but I keep thinking of more things I need to tell her.

Handmade card created by Stampin Up Demo Lynn Tague. Please see more on her blog https://beyondbeachesandblessings.com

Lynn Tague, my good friend and stamping team member dropped off this cute card and an adorable Hawkeye hot/cold cup and Hawkeye coaster.  How sweet is that?!  I wish I had a picture of the cup and coaster.  Abby immediately washed the cup and added them to the already packed car.  Thanks so much, Lynn, for making Abby smile!

Saturday night we took Abby to her favorite restaurant, Latin King, went to church one last time and visited Abby’s grandparents to say good bye.  Grandma also had an adorable pillow case she made for Abby’s body pillow, to match her quilt.

There’s nothing left to do but drive to college, haul the stuff upstairs and try to leave without sobbing.

We love you Abby!

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Blessings,

Beth 🙂

Time for a Coffee Break!  

Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Sandy Mott.

Today’s Craft Project Central project is designed by Sandy Mott.

Do you know someone you don’t get to see very often because they’re so busy? With all the hustle-bustle going on in the world today, this Coffee Break set is the perfect gift to take to that person, and sit down with them for a chat. The k-cup holder is a cinch to put together – it could even stand on its own. But adding the other little coffee gift along with that matching card is sure to please and relax even the busiest friend. So, it’s time to enjoy – it’s “Time for a Coffee Break”.

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Blessings,

Beth 🙂

 

 

Pals August Blog Hop

Welcome to the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re going to “Cut It Out”. Participants will feature projects with “cuts” from punches, dies, Framelits, Edgelits, or Thinlits.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin Up sympathy card made with the Fluttering embossing folder designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I made this card to use as a Sympathy card for my kid’s favorite swim coach, who recently lost her Mom.  I used 3-3/4″ x 1″ strips of each of the new In Colors and adhered them to a piece of 5″ x 3-3/4″ white card stock.  I ran that through the Big Shot with the Fluttering embossing folder.  With Stampin’ Dimensionals, the butterfly layer is attached to a Flirty Flamingo 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card.  The Isaiah verse is from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  Everything looks better when it’s cut out with the Stitched Shape Framelits.  If you own a Big Shot you will want to get them!  The butterfly is from the Bold Butterfly Framelits.

Stampin Up birthday card made with the Fluttering embossing folder designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Here’s a birthday version of the card.  The little butterflies are cut from the Build A Bike Framelits.

Stampin Up Anniversary card made with the Ruffled embossing folder designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Here’s a similar card flipped the other way.  The Happy Anniversary is from a retired set, All-Year Cheer III from back in 2002. (I’m dating myself.)  The colors are Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Blackberry Bliss.( All are current except Blackerry Bliss.)

The Big Shot is a wonderful tool that allows you to make awesome “cuts” on your cards.

Stampin Up cards made with the Fluttering embossing folder designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on September 13, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our creative “Cuts”.

Blog Hop Line-up: