Marcelyn Monday

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 #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 #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

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


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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Snowflake Sentiments

I made some of these cards as Christmas, Birthday, New Year’s  and Christmas thank you cards.  Here’s the Christmas version.

Stamps: Snowflake Sentiments, Night of Bethlehem,
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Silver Emboss Powder, Winter Wonder embossing folder-retired
Techniques: heat embossing

The sentiment is from the Night In Bethlehem stamp set, which is still available.  The snowflake stamp is from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, also still available.

Read all the way to the bottom of this post and see the before and after picture of my Stamping Studio.

So what do you think of the new Occasion catalog?  I love it!  I have a new Host Code CQ9S94EK.  Please use this when you order to receive a free gift from me.

I have a few shares left.  Here’s the details:

Designer Series Paper Share $30 includes shipping.  $24 if picking up at my house.

6- 6” x 12” True Gentleman DSP

6- 6” x 12” Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP

6- 6” x 12” Painted with Love Specialty DSP

6- 6” x 12” Petal Passions DSP

6- 6” x 12” Myths & Magic Specialty DSP

3- 6” x 6” Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper

12- 6” x 6” Tutti-frutti DSP

12- 6″ x 6″ Picture Perfect Party DSP

57 sheets total

Ribbon Share Approx 1 yard of EACH of the following:$6, get an additional yard of each ribbon for an additional $5.  So basically you can get as many yards as you want.  1 yard of each ribbon $6, 2 yards of each ribbon $11, 3 yards of each ribbon $16, etc. Shipping can be combined with other shares.

Berry Burst 3/8” Metallic-Edge Ribbon

Silver Baker’s Twine

Love Mini Tinsel Trim- Gold and Powder Pink

Whisper White ¼” Organza Ribbon

Lemon Lime Twist 3/8” Mini Striped Ribbon

Night of Navy 3/8” Corduroy Ribbon

7 yards of ribbon total

Embellishment Share  $6 (shipping can be combined with other shares.)

4 Birthday Mini Binder Clips

4 Petal Passion Embellishments

50 Tutti-frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins

22 Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes

3 True Gentleman Buttons

83 embellishments

*** Best deal*** I want it all share $40 (includes shipping) $35 if picking up at my house.  You can add $5 for an extra yard of each ribbon.  Get as many yards as you would like.

Plus BONUS sampler including these additional free products:

  • 2 swap cards
  • 3 whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes
  • 1 Silver Mini Gable Box

Please email me at and reserve your share.  I am only selling 25 shares so don’t delay and contact me today!

Last night Abby and I were partners playing Cribbage against Steve and Ryan.  After we beat them the first game, they wanted to play the best of three.  After we won the second game they were just done.  Girl Power!

What have you been up to?  I’ve taken a deep breath after the last two crazy months.  I’m starting to get ready for BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) which begins again next week.

This morning I put in a big order for the share products.  I’m also cleaning out the Holiday catalog stamp sets, ribbon, etc.  I used up the Holiday catalog DSP better than I ever have in the past.  I love it when I buy something and able to use it all. 🙂  Hopefully I can finish reorganizing the Stamping Studio tomorrow.

When I was going through pictures today I found these.  Here’s my Stamping Studio (formerly known as my Dining Room) before the construction of September 2016.

Here’s my new Stamping Studio in Nov 2016.  Maya and Molly are pretty sure the pink fluffy dog bed is the most important part of the Stamping Studio.  I stand right there to create projects and they are pretty happy just hanging out with me.


Beth 🙂

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Friends of Stamping Mom Friday Feature-week 2

Yeah!  I got some more cards in the mail this week.

Stampin Up Christmas card made by Shelby Freeman. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Shelby Freeman, from the Stampin Up Home Office, sent me this adorable card. Thanks Shelby!

Stampin Up Christmas card made by Ann Schach. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

My upline, Ann Schach, sent me this cute card.  Thanks Ann! This card is made from the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit which is on sale right now for only $16 and it makes 20 cards!  The stamp set is sold separately.

Stampin Up card made by Toni Snead. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I recently did a one on one card swap here on my blog and have some of these cards to show you.  This first card is a very nice fun fold card.  Toni sent this to me just to be sweet.  I love it Toni, thanks so much!

Stampin Up card made by Toni Snead. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Here’s the adorable card Toni made for the swap.

Stampin Up card made by Lisa Laska. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I wish you could see Lisa’s swap card in real life.  It is gorgeous!

Stampin Up card made by Linda Mandernach. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

This is Linda M’s fun and festive swap card.

Stampin Up card made by Linda Lais. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Here’s Linda L’s cute swap card.

Next time I do a card swap, I hope you’ll consider participating.  It’s pretty easy when you only have to make one card.

Stampin Up cards made with Cherry on Top DSP designed by Ruth Sollberger.

Ruth cased one of my 3×3 card sets and sent me this adorable picture quite awhile ago. I love your cards Ruth!

I love to CASE cards, and love it when others CASE my cards.  If you ever choose to CASE one of my cards, please send me a picture so I can show it on my blog.  I also love receiving cards in the mail.  If you send me a card, I’ll put it on a future Friends of Stamping Mom Friday feature.

I bet you love to receive cards too.  One of my new year’s resolutions is to actually send the cards I make.  I give a lot of cards away as gift sets, but don’t send as many as I should.

To start the new year off right, I sent about ten cards this morning.  I also sent out some of the new catalogs.  If you’d like me to be your Stampin’ Up demo, please email me and I’ll send you the new catalogs.  My email is  If you work with another demo, please check with them for your catalogs.

Saturday is the last day to reserve your Stamparatus.  You may think you can wait until June, but when you see it, I believe you’ll want it sooner.  Reserve yours here

Jan 2 is the last day to order from the Holiday catalog.  Many item are on sale.  Order online here.

I am doing shares from the Occasions catalog and plan to post the details on Jan. 1.  I will begin to order the supplies on Jan. 3 and get everything out to you quickly.

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I’d love it if you would come to our stamp camp in West Des Moines, IA on Saturday Jan. 27. Details below.


Beth 🙂

The whole McCullough clan (24 people) are descending on West Des Moines tomorrow and will be here until Sunday.  The presents are wrapped, the house is decorated, the menu is planned and the groceries are purchased.  I do have some last minute cleaning and a little more food prep to do tomorrow.  I wonder how much sleep we’ll get with 14 teenagers in the house for two nights?!  The other eight adults will stay in a hotel while Steve and I have a slumber party with all the kids.  Hopefully they’ll want to do some stamping and play some cards!