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Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the USA. Here’s a famous quote I love from MLK, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Stampin Up Hold on to Hope cards made by Marcelyn Churchill. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Marcelyn made these gorgeous cards for our Central Iowa Demo card swap.  She used the Hold on to Hope stamp set from the new Occasions catalog.  I love the crosses cut from Silver Foil. I’m excited to show you all the other cards from the swap later this week!

Stampin Up Santa's Sleigh Christmas card made by Marcelyn Churchill. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Do you know the best way to get all your Christmas cards done for 2018? Yep, start today! It’s ironic that while Marcelyn was working on 2018 Christmas cards, my family and I were busy dismantling our 2017 Christmas decorations.  On Saturday we got everything taken down and got the main floor cleaned up and back to normal.  We did have one issue, however. Steve and I couldn’t remember where we had stashed the lamp to make room for the Christmas tree.  Steve checked the basement and upstairs.  I pondered while I was busy cleaning.  Later Steve came in and saw the lamp back in place.  “Where did you find the lamp,” he asked?  Would you believe it was sitting on one of the other end tables in the same room?  Hope we aren’t the only ones who do things like this! 🙂

Today is the last day to sign up for our stamp camp, Saturday January 27.  Total cost for all day is $35.  Total cost for only am or only pm is only $20.Please email me today at  Beth@StampingMom.com

If you have any questions or comments for Marcelyn, she would love to get an email from you. marcelynchurchill@msn.com

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

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Keegan performed his Ensemble Acting play for Parent’s Night on Friday. It’s a sad story relating to the 9/11 tragedy.  He performs it again next Saturday.  Love watching Keegan sing and act!  Abby goes back to college tomorrow and I’ve had a heavy heart all day.  I love having my sweet girl at home.  Love you Abigail!

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Marcelyn Mondays

I’ve shown you so many pictures in the past of creations made by my dear friend and team mate, Marcelyn Churchill, that we’ve decided she needs her own “day.”  These are some of Marcelyn’s creations that I’ve shown you in the past.

Stampin Up Paper Lights Garland made by Marcelyn Churchill. Please see more projects made by Marcelyn on Mondays at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Stampin Up Stationery Box made by Marcelyn Churchill. See more projects made by Marcelyn on Mondays at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute& simple4u

Stampin Up Mini coffee cup tea light flower made by Marcelyn Churchill. See more projects made by Marcelyn on Mondays at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute& simple4u

Stampin Up Triangle Boxes made by Marcelyn Churchill. See more projects made by Marcelyn on Mondays at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute& simple4u

Stampin Up Triangle Boxes made by Marcelyn Churchill. See more projects made by Marcelyn on Mondays at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute& simple4u

I thought you’d like to get to know more about Marcelyn. When she was young, everyone had to create their own fun and Marcelyn used much of her free time making crafts. Marcelyn was married to Clayton for 44 years and they were blessed with three sons.  In the 1980’s she took up tole painting.  She cut all the wood herself with a band saw.  Marcelyn sold her projects at craft fairs.  Most items in her home are all handcrafted.
Marcelyn worked full time for many years until retiring from Mid American Energy in 1992.  She and Clayton hit the road and spent several winters traveling to the southwest and west.   While in Texas, she was taught how to do card stitching.  Due to Clayton’s health issues they had to end their winter traveling and Marcelyn took up quilt making.  Many of the quilts were made for missions.  Twelve years ago Marcelyn became a widow.
Marcelyn has served on several committees for her church and participated in the choir and bell choir.  Six years ago she found Stampin’ Up! and was hooked.  She has so much fun coming up with new cards and crafty projects to give as gifts.  Marcelyn enjoys making treat boxes for the organizations she belongs to at church and also her BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) groups.  Recently after giving a card and gift to a church friend, she received an order to make 25 Christmas cards!
Papercrafting brings Marcelyn much joy and she also spreads joy to all the people who receive her cards and gifts!  Marcelyn has two living sons and five grandchildren.  Marcelyn has been a Stampin’ Up demo for four years.  It would be sweet if you left a comment for Marcelyn telling her which project if your favorite or if you’d like to contact her directly, her email is marcelynchurchill@msn.com
Here’s some new projects from Marcelyn.
Stampin Up Ornaments made by Marcelyn Churchill. See more projects made by Marcelyn on Mondays at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute& simple4u
Stampin Up Framed Music made by Marcelyn Churchill. See more projects made by Marcelyn on Mondays at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute& simple4u
Stampin Up Christmas Sampler made by Marcelyn Churchill. See more projects made by Marcelyn on Mondays at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute& simple4u
Stampin Up Stationery Box made by Marcelyn Churchill. See more projects made by Marcelyn on Mondays at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute& simple4u
Stampin Up Stationery Box made by Marcelyn Churchill. See more projects made by Marcelyn on Mondays at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute& simple4u
Please stop by again next Monday on Christmas Day and I have many more projects of Marcelyn’s to show you.
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Wednesday I showed up with my pups, Maya and Molly, to volunteer for an hour of therapy dogs in memory care and assisted living. Much to my surprise I was greeted by an elf who resembled my Dad.
Dad and Maya, our therapy dog.
For six years Abby and I took Maya and Molly to volunteer as therapy dogs every other week.  When Abby left for college I had to recruit someone else to help me.  Dad had already filled in when Abby spent the summer at our church camp being a counselor in 2016, so he was happy to step in again.  Dad enjoys working with Maya, our ten year old teddy bear dog ( The cross breed between a Bichon Frise and a Shih Tzu is commonly known as a Shichon,  or teddy bear dog).  As you can see in the picture Dad and Maya are a great team!
Here’s Dad with his fellow elfs and Father Noel (Santa Claus).  They greet all the children who come to the Christmas party including resident’s grandchildren and employee’s children. They also hand out bonus checks to all the employees, so they are pretty popular.  Father Noel is 99 years old.  He told Dad he is retiring and shaved off his beard the morning after the party.  He also asked my Dad to be the next Father Noel.  My Mom is not a fan of Dad growing a beard.  I’ll let you know if he stays an elf for next year’s Christmas party or accepts his promotion to Father Noel!
Blessings,
Beth 🙂

 

Double Pocket Treat Holder

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for December 2017. This month our theme is Sneak Peek: 2018 Occasions & Sale-a-Bration Catalogs!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Beth McCullough @ Stamping Mom or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Stampin Up Double Pocket Treat Holder designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

This cute and fun Designer Series Paper (DSP) is called Tutti-frutti and is in the new 2018 Occasions catalog available starting Jan. 3, 2018.  It comes in 6″ x 6″ which is exactly this size you need to make these Double Pocket Treat Holders.  The Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon and the Silver Baker’s Twine are also in the new Occasions catalog.

Stampin Up Double Pocket Treat Holder designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

My favorite thing to put in these treat holders is Ghirardelli chocolate squares.

Here’s a link to my directions for the Double Pocket Treat Holder. 

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Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog – Beth McCullough @ Stamping Mom, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.