Mother’s Day

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 #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.



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!


Beth 🙂






Mother’s Day gift sets


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 #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 #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 #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  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
  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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Faceted Mother’s Day Gift Box


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for April 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner… how would you want to remember those special family moments? 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 Mother's Day Faceted Gift Box made with the English Garden Designer Series Paper , designed by demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

I love making boxes! I got the idea for this box from Pootles, a UK demo.  Do you see the triangles on the side?  In real life, this box is adorable! I made these Faceted Mother’s Day boxes for my Mom and Steve’s Mom.  They are about two inches tall and three inches wide, so there’s plenty of room for chocolate or a gift certificate.  Have you thought about what you are making for the special “Moms” in your life?

When I showed the boxes to my design assistant, Abby, she said, “Oh did you make those boxes for yourself, because you’re the best mother ever!.”  I love my seventeen year old daughter and I think she’s the best daughter ever!

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Beth 🙂

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!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  3. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  4. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  5. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  6. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  10. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  15. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  16. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  22. Natalie Bradley at
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Karen Zaring Browning at Karen Zaring Browning
  25. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  26. Debbie Crowley at Expressivley Deb