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We have a winner of the Envelope Punch Board…

Congratulations Vicky B of TN.  You won the Envelope Punch Board!  Please send me your address so I can mail you the Envelope Punch Board.

Thanks to everyone who entered.  Superman randomly chose the winning number!

I had Therapy Dogs today and then visited my parents.  While I was there, Mom showed me the quilt that she has made for me.  She still needs to quilt it, but the piecing is done.  I absolutely love it!  Mom has made a lot of quilts for her grandchildren, but this is the first one that she made for me.  I bought the fabric in Hawaii.  The quilt is turtles swimming in the ocean.  Thanks Mom!  I will treasure this forever!

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Sorry I don’t have a card today.  I’ve had a crazy week, I can’t wait to tell you about it.

 

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

 

 

Yeah! Happy Stamping News and the beginning of our family Spring Break trip!

new header hinge clearFirst for my happy stamping news…I was recently chosen to be on the design team for Use Your Stuff Chalenge blog.  Every crafter needs to be challenged to Use Your Stuff!  There’s a new challenge each Monday.  Please check it out and play along.  This is my first ever design team assignment and I couldn’t be happier.  I’ll be hosting my first challenge in April.

 

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I was chosen this week as a Top Cup at the Sunday Stamps challenge.  Thanks Sunday Stamps!  Here’s my card that was chosen.

StampinUp All Occasion card made with the Pictogram Punches stamp set. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

Two weeks ago I was also chosen as a Top Cup.  This was my very first recognition by a challenge blog.  My family laughs at me when I get  exciting stamping news and proceed to do the Happy Dance!  I know lots of craft bloggers win challenges and get chosen for design teams, but this is all new and exciting for me!  This card was my first Top Cup.

StampinUp love card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom Sunday Stamps Top Cup winner

We left for our Spring Break family vacation last Saturday after Abby finished her State Individual Speech contest.  Abby got a 2 on her Lit. program and a 1 on her Public Address.  She was not chosen to go to All State.  Abby spent ten years in speech therapy and we never thought she would ever make it to state in a speech contest.   This was a great experience for Abby and she can’t wait to do it again next year.  We are very proud of you Abby!

We’ve learned several things since leaving on vacation.  The first lesson we learned was we should have rented a bigger vehicle.  A Ford Flex is not big enough for the six of us and all our stuff.  Here’s Superman attaching duffel bags to the roof.

 

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Somehow Keegan ended up in the far back.  Keegan is 6’3 and the second lesson we learned is, if you are 6’3 you probably won’t be comfortable in the back of a Ford Flex.

We drove from 1:30pm until midnight and when we woke up this was our view.

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Can you tell where we are?  We woke up near the Denver airport.  Sean flew in from Seattle and we picked him up Sunday morning.

We took off for another six hour drive to Telluride, CO to go skiing.

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Here’s Superman at the top of the mountain.  Steve is by far the best skier in our family.  I actually taught him how to ski, but that was 40 years ago when we were in junior high. He passed me by a long time ago.  It didn’t help that I took 20 years off while I was busy with all my kids.

 

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This is Sean, our oldest son who lives and works in Seattle.  I taught him how to ski when he was three and four years old. Because he was so young, we skied all the greens and blues at Keystone with his skis in between mine and he was behind me holding on to my legs.  Good thing I don’t fall down often.  Sean then didn’t ski much except twice in junior high, twice in high school and twice in college.  Last year we came to Telluride and I was still the second best skier in the family.  Sean has been skiing in Seattle this winter and I have now officially lost my second place.  Sean and I skied together all day on Monday and he was shocked that he is now a better and faster skier than me.  I tried to tell him a 51 year old Mom is generally more cautious than a 25 year old man.  The next lesson I learned this week is I will soon be at the bottom of the family ski totem pole.

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Telluride, CO is so beautiful!  There’s a ton of ski runs, the slopes are never crowded except for the chair lift near the Ski School.  We’ve been having a great week so far.

I love playing cards with my family.  Tonight Keegan ran the hand in hearts to win the game! Unfortunately none of us even saw it coming.

I love listening to my kids banter back and forth.  It makes my heart happy!

My last lesson so far is four kids ages 15-25 eat a lot of food!  I brought a big refrigerator bag, freezer bag, groceries, then stopped an hour from Telluride to get milk, eggs, etc. and we are going to run out of food before the end of the week.

I’ll be back with some stamping in a few days.

Hope you’re having a good week.

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

Superman turns 52 today!

StampinUp Birthday card designed by demo Beth McCullough.  Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

Well not that Superman, but my Superman is 52 today!  Happy Birthday Steve!  The kids and I love you so much! I was blessed to meet my husband at age 12, so I’ve known him for 40 years.  He is an awesome husband and father. A year ago, Steve started a healthy eating and working out program.  He’s lost around 50 lbs, completed three triathlons and is quite burly.  Hence his new nickname, Superman.  He’s competing in a year long challenge at Farrell’s and also doing the Isagenix’s Isabody Challenge.  I’ll show you his official before and after photos in a few weeks, but you’ll see the change in these pictures.

Before                                                         After

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He looks the best he’s ever looked in the entire 40 years!  I’m so proud of you honey and hope you have a wonderful birthday!

StampinUp Birthday card designed by demo Beth McCullough.  Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

I used Stampin’ Up’s Happy Birthday, Everyone set to make this card.  It is one of the Host sets you can get with a $150 order.  Please click on the pictures below to order the products you need to make this card.

I love hearing from you, so please leave me a comment, question or to wish Steve a Happy Birthday!

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

 

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