Monthly Archive: August 2016

Swirly Bird Olympics card

Did you watch the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics?  I and millions of others around the world experienced a treat last night!  I love the Olympics!  As I was watching you know what popped into my head?  Yep, the Olympic rings can be made with Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.

StampinUp Swirly Scribbles Olympic rings card designed by demo Beth McCullough.  Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

I guess if you want to make a card with circles, you need a Swirly Bird stamp set!  It is so versatile.

What’s your favorite part of the Olympics?  Mine by far, is the women’s gymnastics.  I was a gymnast until high school and it is my favorite sport.   Because Superman and I have been best friends since we were 12, he loves watching gymnastics too. Have I told you I’ve known Shawn Johnson since she was six?  Shawn is the Olympic Gold medal gymnast from 2008.  Well, I don’t personally know her, but I know of her because my kids did gymnastics at Chow’s with her and I spent many years at the gym.  She is an awesome gymnast and a wonderful Christian gal with such good character. Shawn does recognize me.  How is that you say?  Well, Steve and I followed Shawn to all her meets during her Olympic year of 2008.  We didn’t go to the actual Olympics, but went to Chicago, Boston and New York City, which were her big meets leading up to the Olympics.   We had so much fun!

So who am I cheering for this year?  Well Simone Biles is awesome and will win the whole thing!  I’ve known of her since that meet back in Chicago in 2008.  Another favorite is Ally because she is awesome too!  The new gymnast I’m cheering for is Laurie Hernandez.  She and Simone are full of energy with bubbly personalities.

I won’t have much time to make cards in the next couple weeks because I’ll be busy watching the Olympics.  I actually like watching all sports, not just the gymnastics. 🙂


Beth 🙂




Go Cubs Go!

StampinUp Paper Pumpkin alternative card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at

So what do you do when you need a card really fast?  Like Superman’s about to walk out the door for five days and I wanted to put something in his suitcase to surprise him?  I pulled out last month’s Paper Pumpkin kit and whipped up a Go Cubs Go card!  Superman,his Dad and brothers have been die hard Cubs fans all their lives.  You know how it goes every Spring, “This might be the year!”

Well Superman and Ryan left on Friday to go to Davenport, and ran the Bix 7 mile race on Saturday morning.  I had predicted a win by Superman, but Ryan pulled it out and beat his Dad soundly by about four minutes.  Quite an impressive win by Ryan because Steve is not easy to beat.  Steve ran his best time ever and was pleased with his results. (I guess sometimes a 20 year old is just faster than a 52 year old!)   Steve then spent the weekend with his parents and drove to Chicago on Monday morning.  He’s been going to Chicago a lot for work lately and the best part is he somehow manages to get to a Cubs game almost every trip.  If the Cubs ever win a World Series again, I will have a very happy husband.

Anyway, back to the card, did you see baseballs when you opened the June Paper Pumpkin?  You could make some great baseball coach thank you cards with these too.

I had so much more to tell you, but the garage door just opened and Superman is home!  That makes me a very happy wife!


Beth 🙂