Stampin’ Up

Daisy Punch and Bundle are back in stock!

You can now order the Daisy Punch and Bundle again!  Supplies are limited so order yours today before they are gone again!  Please click on the pictures at the bottom of this post to order the Daisy Punch or Bundle.

Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy Punch from Stampin' Up! Please see card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Here’s some cards I’ve made with the Daisy Bundle.  This is a punch I will always keep in my crafting stash!

3x3 Daisy cards made with the Daisy Punch from Stampin' Up! Please see card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

3x3 Daisy cards made with the Daisy Punch and the Wood Crate Framelit from Stampin' Up! Please see card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

3x3 Daisy cards made with the Daisy Punch and the Wood Crate Framelit from Stampin' Up! Please see card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Annual Catalog Product Shares-

I sold so many shares that I don’t have any product left for myself, so I’m going to do one more round and I can only sell seven more “I want it all” shares.  The first seven people who email me can have them. Email me at  Beth@StamingMom.com  The other rounds of shares are going out the door soon.  I’ve been cutting and wrapping ribbon like crazy!   Would you believe you get a 1-1/4 yds of fifty different ribbons plus all the Designer Series Paper and embellishments! The cost including shipping is $115, please see more details here.

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

My Pedal Off The Pounds program is going very well.  I’ve lost 20lbs already, but still have a long way to go.  It takes more time to bike than other forms of exercise, but I love the breeze on my face, the sun on my back and getting to see God’s creation.  This last week I’ve seen a deer, raccoon, badger, lots of rabbits and birds.  Still haven’t seen a snake yet, which is a very good thing!  I’m scared to death of snakes.  My biking and/or gardening would come to a complete stop if I encountered a snake. I’ve never even seen a snake on my property and I’ve lived here about 25 years.  I’m pretty sure Superman disposes of them and just never tells me.  Superman is a very smart man. 🙂

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Click on the pictures below to order from my online store.

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Pocketful of Sunshine Money card

Stampin Up Pocketful of Sunshine Money Holder designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I needed a cute and easy money holder to take to a “Welcome Home” party for a family friend who spent the year in China.  His Mom said not to bring a gift, but I figured after spending a year studying and unable to work, he was probably short on cash.  Of course I thought of this 15 minutes before walking out the door to go to the party.  I grabbed my new Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set with the coordinating Pocket Framelits Dies.  I whipped up this simple card in no time.  Dapper Denim is the perfect color for jeans.

 Pocketful of Sunshine card made by Stampin Up. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

OK, so the Stampin Up Design Artist who made the beautiful card above spent more than 10 minutes, but she made it for a girl who would care more. 🙂  I bet Abby would love to receive one of these at college this fall!

 Pocketful of Sunshine gift made by Stampin Up. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Here’s another darling box designed by Stampin Up!

 

Stampin Up Pocketful of Sunshine Money Holder designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Did you notice I folded the money so “In God We Trust” was showing?  I bet Ben will notice too!

Please use the Host Code WGJENM3P  when you order to get your free gift from me.  You can also email me at Beth@StampingMom.com  The supplies I used are shown at the bottom of this post.

Do you love making hand made cards? Do you love getting fun mail from all over the country/world? Do you like “meeting” new friends who share your passion for stamping? These are some of the reasons I love stamping! Please email me beth@stampingmom.com or leave a comment at the top of this post and let me know if you’d like to participate in the “meet new friends” card swap? I’ll match you up with someone and you can send each other a card. You are only committing to making and sending one card.  Please don’t put your stamp on the back or write inside the card. Instead add a separate note telling about yourself. The person receiving the card can bless someone else with the card they received (assuming they can part with it.) while getting to know another stamper.  You can make your cards with whatever supplies you already own, it doesn’t need to be Stampin’ Up.  Let’s see how it goes and we can tweak the next round of card swaps. Please share this post if you have friends who might be interested in participating. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Blessings,

Beth 🙂

I have a Keegan story for those of you who’ve gotten to know him.

Keegan is a good singer who has been told he has perfect pitch.  My kid’s go to a competitive high school and our highest audition choir is very selective.  Ryan, his brother five years older, made it on his first try as a sophomore.  Keegan’s tried out every year of high school and never made the top choir.  After he didn’t make it last year, he decided he wanted private voice lessons, he attended a summer Broadway camp (and got to sing “Hamilton”), he did solo contest (and got the highest rating).  He spent a lot of time preparing for the audition.  He got a very high score on the technical part of the try out.  Keegan was sure this year, his senior year and last chance, would be the year he would finally make the choir.

One of the last days of school I got an email announcing the kids who made the choir.  Once again, Keegan was not included.  I know a lot of things can go into this.  Maybe his voice doesn’t blend well, or there could be several other reasons why he didn’t make the choir.  Academics, singing and drama come easily to Keegan so he hasn’t faced a lot of rejection or disappointment.  Well, knowing how bad he wanted to make this choir, I was prepared for Keegan to come home devastated.   I was pretty sure he would quit choir and never sing again.

Keegan did indeed come home devastated.  I’ve never seen him so upset.  I asked him what he planned to do, if he would stay in his other choir or whether I should cancel his private lessons for next year?  He said absolutely not!  He was not going to quit choir, he was going to “show them” and become the best possible singer he could be.

On his own before he came home that day, he requested a meeting with the two choir directors so he could find out how he could’ve improved his audition.  They told him they believed he would make the top choir at Iowa State a year from now.  (Not sure how he can do that when he can’t make it in high school.)

Since then he has auditioned and joined Heartland Youth Choir and will get to travel to Ireland next summer with the choir.  He bought a ukulele and has taught himself how to play.  He’s singing and practicing everyday.  The Drake University professor who was his solo contest judge in April has offered him a scholarship to sing at Drake.  Not making the choir has lit a fire under Keegan that he’s never had before.  Could it be that it turns out to be a blessing that Keegan didn’t make the choir? (Romans 8:28) It hurt my Mommy heart to see him so sad, but I’m so very proud that he’s not a quitter and is more determined than ever.  He still wants to attend Iowa State a year from now and plans to be singing in their top choir!

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

 

Beautiful Bouquet Wedding card

Welcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month’s theme, Pick a “B”, features projects inspired by Babies, Birthdays and Brides to name few. You may just get a glimpse of new catalog products while you hop with us today.

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 Beautiful Bouquet wedding card made by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Does my card look familiar?  When I first saw the 2017-18 Annual catalog, my favorite card was made with Beautiful Bouquet on page 93 shown below.

Beautiful Bouquet thank you card from the Stampin Up catalog. See more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I looked at the sample and made a very similar card.  I changed the colors to match the bride’s colors- Berry Burst, So Saffron, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Old Olive. I used copper embossing powder on the sentiment and flower holder.  I also used the Brick Wall embossing folder because I don’t own the Polka Dot Basics yet.  My card is more of a “fall version” of this adorable summer card.

If you ever get stuck, just look at the samples in the catalog and CASE (Copy and Share Everything) away!

Stampin Up Beautiful Bouquet wedding card made by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I added a strip of Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (DSP) so the envelope would be cute too!  I hope the Bride loves the card I made for her.  At the bottom of this post you can find everything I used to make this card and envelope.

Thanks again for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on July 12th. We’re having a pattern party! Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. See you on July 12th for the next Pals Blog Hop! 

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  26. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  27. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art