Give Thanks!

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for October 2017. This month our theme is Give Thanks!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Stamping Mom or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

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

We host a Thanksgiving celebration at our home every year and I like to send out invitations.

  • The large leaves on the side panels and the “Give Thanks” are heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
  • The small leaves are made with glossy cardstock sponged with Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler ink and cut with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.
  • The details about the gathering are written on the other side of the invitation.Stampin Up Thanksgivng invitation designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u
  • Hopefully you can see how the Gold Foil leaf and gold embossing really set off this card.  Each card is a little different due to the coloring and placement of the small leaves.
  • Click on a picture at the bottom of the post to order from my online store or see what products I used to make the invitation and fudge boxes.  I send a free gift to everyone who places an order with me.

Stampin Up Thanksgivng mini pizza box designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Our relatives say Steve’s fudge is awesome, so we give everyone some fudge in a decorated mini pizza box at our Thanksgiving celebration.  Please leave me a comment at the top of this post and let me know if you have any Thanksgiving traditions.  There’s details about my one on one card swap at the bottom of this post.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog –  Stamping Mom, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

It’s time for my second one on one card swap.

  • Please mail me a handmade Holiday card (a standard, full-sized 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card) by Saturday, Nov 4.  Please don’t stress about this.  Make a cute card and put it in the mail!

My address is  Beth McCullough  843 26th St.  West Des Moines, IA  50265

  • Please use products from the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs if possible.  If people want to recreate your card, I want them to be able to easily acquire the products they need.
  • Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (just fold one in half and include it with your card) so that I can send your swap back to you.
  • Please don’t write on the inside of your card so that the recipient can use it if they choose to.  I will gather the cards I receive  and mail them out so that everyone who sends me a card will receive a card in return.
  • Feel free to add a note that I will send on to the recipient.
  • I will take pictures of the swaps and share them here on my blog.

The first awesome swap arrived yesterday.  Thanks Toni, I love it! Please don’t forget to get yours in the mail!

Designer Series Paper Sale Share — Since Stampin’ Up! is having a Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale I’m passing the savings on to you.  $34 includes shipping. If you can pick up at my house, the share is $27.  This is the least expensive way ever to get current beautiful Stampin’ Up DSP!  Please email me at Beth@StampingMom.com

  • 6- 6 x 12 sheets of Just Add Color Specialty DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of  Delightful Daisy DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of  Birthday Memories DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of  Be Merry DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of  Pick a Pattern DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of Coffee Break DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of Naturally Eclectic DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
  • 12- 6 x 6   sheets of Petal Gaden DSP Stack
  • 12– 6 x 6  sheets of Color Theory DSP Stack
  • 12- 6 x 6 sheets of Wood Textures DSP Stack
  • 6- 6 x 12 sheets of Christmas Around the World DSP
  • 6- 6 x 12 sheets of Painted Autumn DSP

You can also pick 3 whole packages and get one free!

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Ryan arrived last night with a couple of Okoboji camp counselor friends.  We were so happy to have them here overnight and would have gotten ready for them properly if Ryan would’ve given us more than the five minute notice we received. 🙂

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

Parade of Merry Cafe Coffee Cards

CAS Merry Cafe fall coffee card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Here’s another card I made for the Splitcoast Stampers Creative Crew. #CCREW1017SK  #CreativeCrew #SUO

I think this is my favorite fall card I’ve made this year!

Stamps: Merry Cafe
Paper: Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper ( DSP), Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Corrugated Elements, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Linen Thread

Here’s some more coffee cards made by me and others.

Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

I didn’t become a coffee drinker until last year.  Not sure how I made it through college without it.  My very favorite coffee is Kona Vanilla Macadamia Nut.  My favorite coffee shop is Mahalo’s Coffee shop in West Des Moines, IA.  It’s a Hawaiian themed coffee shop that is adorable and smells so good.  They make doughnuts in the shop, hence the good smell, but I don’t actually eat them.  If you live in the Des Moines area, I’d love to meet you at Mahalo’s.  Are you a coffee drinker?  What’s your favorite?

These Coffee Cups Framelits make these cards fun and easy to make.

Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

CAS Merry Cafe gift card holders made by demo Beth McCullough. This was cased from Chris Solgar. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

CAS Merry Cafe gift card holders made by demo Beth McCullough. This was cased from Chris Solgar. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I love giving gift cards to the kid’s high school teachers because they totally don’t expect it! (Plus they deserve it!)

Well, we put the “W” flag away for the winter.  The Chicago Cubs had a good run and we look forward to next year!

Steve’s Birthday is this week, so our sweet Ryan came home from college to rake leaves and go to a movie with Steve.  He loves having Ryan as his “wing man.”  We don’t do much with presents, but I bought something for Steve three months ago and hid it.  The best part is, I remembered I had done that and actually found it and wrapped it up this weekend.  The reason I’m a little shocked the present thing worked out, is because I do have some memory difficulties.  I had cottage cheese before going to church and when we got back home, Steve found this in the cabinet.

LOL  OK, so I meant to put it in the refrigerator.  🙂

On a more positive note, I’ve been making roast beef in the crock pot once a week.  Since Ryan was coming home, I made this on Sunday.  It’s chuck roast cooked on low in the crock pot all day, with caramelized onions, havarti cheese on sour dough bread.  Everyone was pretty much in tummy heaven.  I think they’ll keep me around for awhile longer, even though I occasionally store the cottage cheese in the cupboard!

Please leave a comment at the top of this post.  I’d love to hear your favorite coffee or if you’d like to tell me I’m not the only one with memory issues!

Designer Series Paper Sale Share — Since Stampin’ Up! is having a Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale I’m passing the savings on to you.  $34 includes shipping. If you can pick up at my house, the share is $27.  This is the least expensive way ever to get current beautiful Stampin’ Up DSP!  Please email me at Beth@StampingMom.com

  • 6- 6 x 12 sheets of Just Add Color Specialty DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of  Delightful Daisy DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of  Birthday Memories DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of  Be Merry DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of  Pick a Pattern DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of Coffee Break DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of Naturally Eclectic DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
  • 12- 6 x 6   sheets of Petal Gaden DSP Stack
  • 12– 6 x 6  sheets of Color Theory DSP Stack
  • 12- 6 x 6 sheets of Wood Textures DSP Stack
  • 6- 6 x 12 sheets of Christmas Around the World DSP
  • 6- 6 x 12 sheets of Painted Autumn DSP

Please subscribe to my blog, follow me on Pinterest here or Facebook here.

Blessings,

Beth 🙂
Click on a picture below to order.  Free gift with each order of $50 or more when using Host Code 97JBDNSR

Half Full and One on one card swap!

Stampin’ Up’s new Half Full stamp set is perfect for  many occasions.

My sister, Jennifer, has a home based wine business with Direct Cellars.  She and her coworkers need this stamp set!  You can find Jen’s wine here! 

Click on a picture below to order.  Free gift with each order of $50 or more when using Host Code 97JBDNSR

It’s time for my second one on one card swap.

  • Please mail me a handmade Holiday card (a standard, full-sized 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card) by Saturday, Nov 4.  Please don’t stress about this.  Make a cute card and put it in the mail!

My address is  Beth McCullough  843 26th St.  West Des Moines, IA  50265

  • Please use products from the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs if possible.  If people want to recreate your card, I want them to be able to easily acquire the products they need.
  • Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (just fold one in half and include it with your card) so that I can send your swap back to you.
  • Please don’t write on the inside of your card so that the recipient can use it if they choose to.  I will gather the cards I receive  and mail them out so that everyone who sends me a card will receive a card in return.
  • Feel free to add a note that I will send on to the recipient.
  • I will take pictures of the swaps and share them here on my blog.

You can do this!  Make a card and mail it to me today or tomorrow or really soon!  Email me with questions Beth@StampingMom.com or leave a comment at the top of this post.

Did you see all the beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP) above?  You can get a sampling of all those beautiful papers by purchasing my Designer Series Paper Sale Share.  I have two shares remaining, whoever responds first gets them!

Designer Series Paper Sale Share — Since Stampin’ Up! is having a Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale I’m passing the savings on to you.  $34 includes shipping. If you can pick up at my house, the share is $27.  This is the least expensive way ever to get current beautiful Stampin’ Up DSP!  Please email me at Beth@StampingMom.com

  • 6- 6 x 12 sheets of Just Add Color Specialty DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of  Delightful Daisy DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of  Birthday Memories DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of  Be Merry DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of  Pick a Pattern DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of Coffee Break DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of Naturally Eclectic DSP
  • 6– 6 x 12 sheets of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
  • 12- 6 x 6   sheets of Petal Gaden DSP Stack
  • 12– 6 x 6  sheets of Color Theory DSP Stack
  • 12- 6 x 6 sheets of Wood Textures DSP Stack
  • 6- 6 x 12 sheets of Christmas Around the World DSP
  • 6- 6 x 12 sheets of Painted Autumn DSP

You can also pick 3 whole packages and get one free!

Please subscribe to my blog, follow me on Pinterest here or Facebook here.

Guess what I got to do today? Yep, I spent this beautiful fall day with my favorite Hawkeye!  I drove over with my sweet friend Janene, so the trip over went really fast.  We talked for four hours and weren’t done when we got back. 🙂 Janene spent the day with her daughter and grandson.  I took Abby to lunch and shopping.  We had a great time!  The most important thing I did was give her hugs from me and her Dad.  Love you Abby girl!

Blessings,

Beth 🙂