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Punchy Flower card!

StampinUp quick and easy 3x3 flower punch card created by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

I’ve been MIA for a few days because after Sean left Wednesday evening, I spent all the time I could with Abby on Thursday and Friday.  We shopped, packed, crafted and went to lunch.  Superman and I made her favorite last couple meals including Cauliflower stir fried “rice” with beef and broccoli, Cayman eggs and homemade hamburger pizza.  Abby also got all her laundry done and cleaned up her room.  I didn’t realize it could be that clean and organized.  Now that I know it’s possible…

On  Saturday Abby took the SAT college entrance exam and then Superman and I spent ten hours driving Abby to camp, helping her get settled, taking  Ryan and Abby out for dinner and then one last trip to Walmart for extension cords, trash can etc. and then the long trip home.  It was hard to leave Abby there to be a camp counselor this summer.  My other kids have never been gone for the summer at such a young age.

The three of us remaining at home (Superman, Keegan and I) will be up visiting our two middle kids in Okoboji soon.  It will be quite an adjustment for Keegan to have to absorb all the parenting and advice Superman and I still feel the need to impart.  He’s never been our only kid at home.

Anyway I need a bunch of cute and easy cards to send encouragement to my kids while they’re serving the Lord at camp.  Use Your Stuff has a great color challenge this week.  Please stop by and play along.

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StampinUp quick and easy 3x3 flower punch card created by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

I used Stampin’ Up retired colors Green Galore and Orchid Opulance and current color Bermuda Bay.  The two outer flowers are punched with the Flower Medallion punch.  I also used the Pansy punch and Petite Petals for the smaller flowers.  Quick and easy, but Abby will love it!

I have so much more I want to tell you, but Superman is waiting for me to watch a movie with him.  Please subscribe to my blog and I’ll be back with more stamping ideas and a few more stories of our crazy life.

Hope you have a great day!


Beth 🙂



May 31 is our 30th Wedding Anniversary!

We are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary on May 31!  I feel so blessed to be in a Christ centered marriage. Superman and I were talking about it and decided we’ve had a 30 year adventure with our best friend!

StampinUp Anniversary card made by my friend and Stamping team member Marcelyn Churchill. See more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

My dear friend and Stamping team mate, Marcelyn, brought over this amazing Anniversary card!  Thanks Marcelyn, we love it!  It’s actually four cards attached into one.

Superman got me two dozen Melon Mambo roses.  They truly are beautiful in real life!

anniversary roses

We are going to go to New York City for four nights later this summer to celebrate.  I know we are going to a couple Broadway shows and the 9/11 Memorial.  Do you have any favorite restaurants or fun things to do in New York that you would share with me?


This is my favorite picture from our wedding.

We’ve had a fun Memorial weekend of picnics with family and friends, graduation parties and fun with our kids.  Ryan has already left for Okoboji.  Sean goes back to Seattle on Wednesday and Abby leaves Saturday.  It my be more than my Mom heart can handle.  I’m afraid Keegan may be smothered by Superman and I this summer.  He’s never been the only kid at home.

June 1 is the first day of the new catalog.  Do you have your order ready?


Beth 🙂




Christmas in July…or May?!

I don’t think I’ve ever made a Christmas card in May, but the fun new Swirly Bird set makes an awesome Christmas card and I couldn’t resist.

StampinUp Christmas card made with the Swirly Bird stamp set designed by demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

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I entered this card in the Christmas Card Challenge.

The colors are Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay.  OK, I know they aren’t traditional Christmas colors, but last year I had my Christmas tree decorated in bright colors like these and it made me so happy that I left the tree up until almost February.  At our Iowa Caucus on February 1, my neighbor who’s lived behind me for twenty years, ran up to tell me she was so worried that something was wrong at our house when I didn’t take the tree down New Years weekend like I always do.  I had to explain that the bright colorful happy tree was the reason for the delay and not a family emergency. 🙂

McCullough Family Christmas Tree 2015

Remember the Swirly Bird card I made a few days ago…

StampinUp Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies CAS card designed by demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom PPA301-PickOfTheWeek

well, I was so excited to find out that my card was selected as a Pick of the Week at Pals Paper Arts!!  Yeah! I’ve entered several weeks and never been selected before.  My family laughs at me when I get so excited about these things.  Ryan said, “Great, what did you win?”  “Well,” I told him, “you don’t actually win anything…but they picked my card! Yeah!”  I guess you have to be a stamper to understand.  I made cards for about twelve years without ever entering a challenge and now I’ve been doing challenges for about a year.  I went back and counted, I have entered Pals Paper Arts challenges 13 times in the last year and this was the first time my card was selected!  See why it’s a Yeah!  If you’ve never entered a challenge, I encourage you to start.  Message me and I can point you to some I really enjoy.

Have you seen enough of Swirly Bird to put it on your wish list?

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Yesterday Superman and I took Sean and Ryan to the Cubs Club for lunch and then watched the afternoon Triple A Cubs game in Des Moines.  It was a beautiful day and fun even though the Cubs lost.

Today Sean and Ryan went to lunch with my parents, played Euchre and visited.  My parents love it when the grandkids visit and my kids had a great time too.  I should have warned my parents the boys have been practicing.  They beat Superman and I at Euchre last night too.

Keegan volunteered at church for two hours tonight, greeting people who came to our Outreach Night.  He said he had a great time and met some interesting people.  He has one hour left to serve before June 1.


Beth 🙂

StampinUp Christmas card made with the Swirly Bird stamp set designed by demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

Make sure you add a fun envelope!