Mother’s Day

Double Z Pop Up Card

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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

I typically make clean and simple cards, so this Double Z Pop Up card is a “stepped up” technique for me!

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

  • Flowers are from the retiring Botanical Builder Framelits on sale 50% off, only $16.50.
  • Grass and stems are from the retiring Basket Builder Framelits on sale 50% off, only $15.50.
  • Clouds are from the Umbrella Weather Framelits.
  • Wood on the front of the flower box is from the Wood Textures DSP Stack available June 1.

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

My sweet friend and member of my Stamping Mom Team, Marcelyn, taught me how to make a Double Z Pop Up card.  I’ll post some cards Marcelyn made using this technique tomorrow.  I also listed the measurements to make the basic card in tomorrow’s post.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  23. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com

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Mother’s Day Weekend in Chicago!

StampinUp Mother's Day card made by Abby, daughter of demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

Abby and Keegan were not able to go to Chicago.  I came home from our weekend to this beautiful Mother’s Day card and flowers from Abby.  Abby is a keeper!  Thanks Abby for the beautiful card, note that made me cry and flowers! She told me the card is an Abby original.  She also sweetly wrote out what she used to make the card. She used Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay.  The stamp set is Petite Pairs and the flowers are made with the Sizzix Flower, Daisies #2, that is retired from Stampin’ Up! You did a great job on the card Abby.  I might have to promote you from design assistant to lead designer.

Superman, Ryan and I met Sean in Chicago for a fun weekend celebrating with our niece, Jenna, for her Bat Mitzvah. Her ceremony was Saturday morning and the party was Saturday evening.  In between, my sisters-in-law, Peg and Michelle, my niece, Rachel, and I went to Woodfield Mall to go to the Cheesecake Factory.  Peg had never been before.  We have one in Des Moines so I already knew it would be good.  We were not disappointed.  We then had time to go to IKEA.  I was very excited because there was a turquoise crafting cart I had my eye on and I haven’t been to an IKEA in a couple of years.  By the time we got there we had only 30 minutes, so it’s a good thing I knew what I was looking for.

IKEA cart

Isn’t it cute?  Superman put it together for me last night and he was surprised how sturdy it was.  I bought it for my craft room, but I would also like one for our master bathroom.  These are only $29.99 at IKEA. It comes in different colors, but turquoise is my favorite. What a deal!

The other thing I bought was a Watermelon Wonder colored pot for about $4.  I wonder if IKEA knows their pots are Watermelon Wonder colored?  I tried to find it on their website to see what they call it, but I never did find it.  I love the way it looks with my plant.

IKEA potted plant

At Jenna’s party Saturday night they had a “spray on temporary tattoo” gal.  Steve and his three brothers all got, ” I love Mom, ” tattoos and got their picture taken with their Mom.  How sweet is that!  Ruby felt very blessed on Mother’s Day with her four boys who love her so much!

Ruby and her boys

On Sunday we went to the Chicago Cubs game.  Superman has been a Cubs fan his entire life and so have our boys.

steve and Beth Chicago Cubs

The game went into extra innings and we stayed until after the tenth inning, but needed to get Sean and Ryan to the airport.  They ended up winning in the twelth inning and we listened as we made our way to the airport.  Ryan really wanted Giordano’s famous Chicago style deep dish pizza, so we ordered from the ballpark and picked it up near the airport. We also got a frozen pizza to take home to Abby and Keegan.

giardano's

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This is a piece of the frozen pizza after I baked it.  The pizza hot from the restaurant looks and tastes even better.  It’s safe to say that Giordano’s Pizza is our family’s favorite treat in Chicago!

The boys made it on their plane after running to a different terminal, going through security and running back again because of long TSA lines.  Sean has TSA precheck and Ryan does not.  I was very happy Sean helped Ryan get through security instead of leaving him to fend for himself.  Ryan spent the week with Sean in Seattle.

I then drove Superman home while he slept.  It was a memorable and fun weekend!

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Day gift sets

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Welcome to our Blog Hop! Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and today we have some great ideas, inspiration, tips, resources and how-to for you this Mother’s Day for you and the ones you love as you move along through the blog hop.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Kristy Stewart at Under My Gabled Roof on our Living with Style Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.

Pin the picture below from my 3D Gift Board here

StampinUp Mother's Day Faceted Gift Box and card set made with the English Garden Designer Series Paper , designed by demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

I recently made these faceted gift boxes for Mother’s Day and wanted to make some coordinating cards and candy.  Stampin’ Up English Garden DSP is beautiful watercolored paper.  It is retiring May 31.  You can purchase it here.

One set is for my Mom and one set is for Superman’s Mom.

Pin the picture below from my Mother’s Day Board here

StampinUp Mother's Day Faceted Gift Box and card set made with the English Garden Designer Series Paper , designed by demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

The candy is Hershey’s Nuggets Milk Chocolate with Toffee & Almonds in the gold wrapper.  I wrapped them in 1″ x 3″ strips of DSP.  I was going to add a flower on the top, but this paper is so stunning I didn’t want to cover it up.

Pin the picture below from my Mother’s Day Board here

StampinUp Mother's Day Faceted Gift Box and card set made with the English Garden Designer Series Paper, designed by demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

The cards are so easy.  I love making the Faceted Gift Boxes.  What are you planning to make for Mother’s Day?

 

The next stop is Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com  on Living with Style Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next time around!

Blog Hop Lineup:

  1. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  2. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  3. Kristy Stewart at Under My Gabled Roof
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom     

I had a sweet birthday yesterday and will write a separate post to show you all the homemade cards I received.  I even received cards from some of you, including a beautiful card from Audrey and a sweet email from my stamping BSF friend, Ruth, who I also met through this blog.  Superman and I had a nice lunch out at Fire Creek.  They have the best tomato basil soup! For dinner I made a healthier version of one of my favorite meals called Ziti Cucina.  I really enjoyed all the birthday wishes at Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) and on Facebook.  One of the sweet gals in my BSF group, Crystal, made Revelation verse cards for each week of the study and gave them to every gal in our group today. Best gift ever!  Sweet daughter Abby made the most delicious carrot cake!  She actually went over the top this year.  She bought me beautiful Gerber daisies, pretty silver earrings, and a big bag of Blue Raspberry Jolly Ranchers. I love that girl!  Sean called me and sent Facebook wishes.  Ryan and Keegan bought me a pretty pot for my deck.  Keegan also gave me more than the one required hug per day!  I’ll take as many hugs as I can get from my awesome 15 year old.  I love my family!

 

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Blessings,

Beth 🙂