Stampin’ Up

Monogram Note Cards

We are running out of time!  All the retiring stamp sets, punches, embellishments, etc will be gone at midnight on May 31! I was trying to think of what I would really miss, if I hadn’t already bought it.  One thing that came to mind is the Layered Letters Alphabet set.  I love making monogram note cards and this particular set fits perfectly on the new Pretty Label punch.

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

I’ve been knee deep in Abby’s senior awards night, final Heartland Youth Choir concert, her graduation party at our house, etc.  It wouldn’t have been so much work if we had agreed to have the party with her friends at the church.  Sometimes I like to do things the hard way.  I spent a lot of time on the outside of the house working on the landscaping around the new sunroom, and making sure my flower and vegetable gardens looked good.  Unfortunately, it rained soon after the party began and almost no one saw any of the work I had done in the backyard.  The good news is, I have all summer to enjoy it! I also spent a lot of time on the cake balls- Carrot Cake, German Chocolate, Red Velvet and Funfetti, oreo balls, peanut butter balls, scotcheroos, party mix, fudge, and frosted sugar cookies.  At the end of the party the scotcheroos, peanut butter balls, Carrot Cake balls were all gone.  The punch was also gone.  Easy punch and everyone seemed to love it.  Here’s the recipe for Apple Zip Punch – 1 can frozen concentrated pink lemonade, 1- 2 liter 7 up, 64 oz apple juice.  I also made ice cubes out of the punch so the punch wouldn’t get watered down.

Here’s Abby after she graduated.  She wore a special robe and gold sash because she was one of eight out of 608 graduates to earn an Honors Diploma.  The medals were for National Merit Finalist and 4.0 and above.  The cords were for National Honor Society, Volunteer hours, AP scholar and several other things I can’t remember.  Her brothers conceded that Abby “won” at high school.  Someone wrote on my Facebook page today that the best thing about Abby is her strong faith.  I totally agree.  The awards are temporary and her faith is eternal.  I am very proud that Abby worked hard and did her best!

Now that everything is done, I have several people that helped me or that loaned me things for the party.  I’m going to make a set of the monogram cards for one of my friends that loaned me things I needed for the party.  Tomorrow I’ll show you the set and hopefully a cute box to give them in. Over the next couple weeks I hope to get sets made for everyone, so I can properly thank them.

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

I am doing “shares” from the new catalog.  You can choose a paper share, ribbon share, embellishment share, or I want it all!  It’s the best way for demos and customers to get a little bit of everything from the new catalog.  When you see that adorable card on Pinterest, you’ll have the DSP or ribbon to make it. I’ll give you all the details soon!

Today is the last day to order the retiring products from my online store  and use the Host Code KCQSVZKT to get your free card kit by mail.  You can also email me at Beth@StampingMom.com

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Blessings,

Beth 🙂

 

 

Botanical Builder Framelits- Half Price!!

Welcome to the SUMMER FUN blog hop at Use Your Stuff
Summer is just about here and the ladies of Use Your Stuff are excited and wanting to share some hot summer projects using our stash! We hope that these projects inspire you to create your own fun summer scrapping projects!
The Blog Hop will run from May 29th until June 4th. You have all week to hop along and see what we have created for you.
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1. You must leave a comment on each Design Team members blog and on the UYS challenge blog.
2. You have from May 29th until June 4th 8pm EST to enter. Winner will be announced on June 6th on the blog.
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Stampin Up wedding card made with the Botanical Builders Framelits designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

The last couple weeks have been a whirlwind of activity! We just got home from Kansas City after attending my niece’s graduation party.  She’s a very sweet girl and her party was a lot of fun!  I’m also very happy that the six dozen cake balls I made for her party were a hit!  My Dad is funny.  He said, “Why would you mash up a perfectly good cake?”  Well Dad, when you mix the crumbled cake with frosting and dip it in Almond Bark people seem to like it. 🙂  I’m having trouble keeping my boys out of the cake balls we’ve made for Abby’s party.  I don’t think I’ve told you, but ALL my kids are home!  Ryan is home from college doing an internship in West Des Moines for the summer.  Sean flew home from Seattle on Thursday evening and will be here until May 31.  Keegan and Abby are here because they are still in high school. My Mommy heart is happy having our family of six all under one roof again. 🙂

Last night, our dear friend’s oldest daughter, Lauren, got married.  She was a gorgeous bride and had an elegant black and white wedding.  Lauren likes simple yet elegant, so I tried to make her a card that fits her style.  I also was honored to make the card box for her wedding.

Wedding card box designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I cut the “Lauren” and “Andrew” from the wedding invitation and mounted it on Basic Black cardstock.  The flowers are made with the Succulent Framelits Dies retiring May 31, 2017 and currently 50% off at only $16.50!

Wedding card box designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

The flowers had Wink of Stella on them and were gorgeous in real life!  Best of all, Lauren was very happy with the card box I made for her.

Wedding card box designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Here’s the table with the card box and name cards that we set up before the reception.

Stampin Up wedding card made with the Botanical Builders Framelits designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I hope if you don’t already own the Botanical Builders Framelits and Succulent Framelits Dies you’ll consider getting them now at half price, only $16.50 each until May 31 or while supplies last.  These framelits work best with the Precision Base plate.

Please order from my online store  and use the Host Code KCQSVZKT to get your free card kit by mail.  You can also email me at Beth@StampingMom.com 🙂

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Blessings,

Beth

You can also click on the pictures below to order.

More Double Z Pop Up Cards

Double Z Fold Pop Up Card made by Marcelyn Churchill. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Yesterday I posted my very first Double Z Pop Up Card.  You can see it here.  Marcelyn showed me how to make this type of card, so I thought I’d show you some Marcelyn Double Z Pop Up cards.

Double Z Fold Pop Up Card made by Marcelyn Churchill. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4

Double Z Fold Pop Up Card made by Marcelyn Churchill. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4

Double Z Fold Pop Up Card made by Marcelyn Churchill. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4

The So Saffron pieces are 4 1/4″ x 11″ and 2″ x 11″.  Score both at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.

The DSP on the back of the card are 5 1/4″ x 4″ and two 2 1/2″ x 4″.

The DSP with little white balloons are 5 1/4″ x 1 3/4: and two 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″.

The So Saffron pieces inside the “Pop Up Box” are three 3 3/4″ x 1 7/8″.  Score each at 1/2″ on both ends.

Decorate as desired.  Keep opening and shutting the card as you add decorations so you can see what will show when it’s closed and what will show when it’s open.

Please email me if you have any questions.

Here’s a simple Double Z Christmas card I made last December.

Please order from my online store  and use the Host Code KCQSVZKT to get your free card kit by mail.  You can also email me at Beth@StampingMom.com 🙂

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My Pedal Off the Pounds weigh in went really well.  Part of it was I was wearing jeans the week before and biking shorts this week. The other thing was I had celebrated my birthday the entire week before so I actually weighted more than normal.  Anyway the scale showed me at -7 lbs.  I’m sure that will never happen again, but it was a very nice start.

Blessings,

Beth 🙂