Painted Harvest

I have exciting news today.  I’ve been asked to be a designer for the Splitcoast Stampers Creative Crew!  I’ve been praying that I would get on another design team, but was shocked when I got the email. 🙂  I get to design five projects each month for Sept-Dec. 2017. The best part is all of you can play along.

The first challenge was to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) project of your choosing with nature and fall in mind. Then create a second project, amped up with more enrichments, additions, layers, really step it up.

Stampin Up Clean and Simple (CAS) Painted Harvest card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom #clean&simple4u

I used Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake (dots).  The Painted Harvest stamp set is so easy to use and very versatile.

Stampin Up Painted Harvest card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom #clean&simple4u

On the second card I “stepped it up” by fussy cutting a flower and popping it up on a dimensional with Linen Thread behind it.  I also added Linen thread to the banner.  I used Clear Emboss Powder and heat embossed the sentiment.  That always looks cool in real life.  I doubt you can tell by the picture.  I also added a Crushed Curry layer on the card.  The envelope looks cute with the flower in the corner.

My Irish twins!  I love this picture! This was the first day of Kindergarten for Keegan and First Grade for Abby.  If you look close you can see there are pink beads crocheted to Abby’s socks.  My sweet Grandma, Grandma Olson, taught me how to crochet well enough that I could add beads to Abby’s socks to match her outfits.  I was so thrilled to have a girl that I did crazy things like crocheting beads on socks and making handmade hair pieces to go on Abby’s ponytail or pigtails.  Wow, I miss those days.  I thought I’d give you an update on Abby.  She loves being at college.  She’s made lots of great friends, found a church and youth group she likes, gets along great with her room mate, and loves her classes, especially Organic Chemistry.  There’s even a cute boy I hear about from time to time. I get texts from her that say, “I’m so happy” and “I love Organic Chemistry!”  A few months ago I couldn’t imagine not seeing and talking to Abby everyday.  Today it is easier knowing that she is doing what she loves and is in a very good place.  I pray things continue to go well for Abby and she thrives at college and stays safe.

Steve just came in to see what I was up to.  I showed him the Irish Twin picture and we both got tears in our eyes.  I’m not sure we are ready to be emptynesters. 🙂

Speaking of my Superman, (husband Steve), he got his best time ever in his Sprint Triathlon last weekend.  He was pleased and decided he wants to do triathlons again next summer.  His goal is to get a medal (top 3) in his age division.  He’s gotten fourth or fifth a few times during the last three summers but never has made it to the medal stand.  Three years ago he lost 50lbs and did his very first triathlon.

Promotion period: September 1–October 31

  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards

Free Quilt Gift Set-All online orders of $100 or more in September using my Host Code YJHT6DXP, will receive a free gift of all the pieces to make your own Quilt gift set including three 3×3 cards, three envelopes and the Mini Pizza Box.  You can choose the three colors you want and I’ll have everything cut and ready for you to put together. You can also email me your order at  Here’s the quilt cards and Mini Pizza Box

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Beth 🙂







  1. Beth (Post author)

    Your sweet Pat. Since you really know me, you knew it would be dicey!

  2. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Stesha!

  3. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Robbye! I sure hope Painted Harvest makes next year’s annual catalog!

  4. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Kathy. Your comment brings tears to my eyes!

  5. Beth (Post author)

    You crack me up Chris R from Iowa! Organic Chemistry- well whatever! Yep! I agree. I’ve never had Organic Chemistry. I guess it’s good somebody likes it!

  6. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Michelle. I hope I’ll be worthy! 🙂

  7. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Karen! You’re so kind. I’d been spending more time with Pinterest as well, but now remember why I’ve always loved Splitcoast Stampers! Your catalog share is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday! Yeah!!

  8. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Gayle. I was surprised when I got the email. I was kind of afraid they accidentally asked the wrong person. 🙂

  9. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Cheryl. Our adjustment to Abby being at college as gone smoothly for both Abby and for us. I’m sure by next year we will have peace about Keegan being gone as well. We’ve been parenting for 27 years and I don’t honestly remember life before kids. 🙂

  10. Cheryl McAskill

    Congrats to you on your new Gig! You nare going to shine!
    Not too bad being empty-nesters…it does seem too quite at times…then they call!
    We raise them up to move them on…that is what our job is as Parents…imagine how Mary felt when Jesus ‘left the nest’…we all go through it! It doesn’t make it easier…but it is nice to know we aren’t alone!
    Blessings to you and your family!

  11. Gayle Walker

    Congratulations! So glad to hear your good news!

  12. Karen Halterman

    Praise God for answering your prayer to be added to another design team!!!! Your creations are worthy of this honor.
    So glad your daughter is settling into her new journey: college life. Wonderful update.
    Kudos to tour hubby on his sprinting achievements and making new goals for it!!
    Trust all is well with your son’s life as well, as he is in his last year of Senior High.
    Blessings to you all.
    Your Painted Autumn cards were lovely!! Best wishes on YOUR new journey:SCS Design Team. I like to peruse SCS for SU ideas (Pinterest is stiff competition for SCS and I bypass SCS..need to check them more now)!!

  13. Michelle Yager

    Congratulations! You’re an awesome addition to the crew!

  14. Chris R. from Iowa

    What a great post from the cards to the news of your daughter plus the kids photo and your husband! Then the Design Team – wowzers!!!! Organic Chemistry – well, whatever! Super great win this weekend! Congrats on your wonderful achievement!

  15. Kathy Page

    Congratulations Beth! You certainly deserve this honor. I have been following your beautiful work for years as inspiration for my own projects. Again, congratulations for an honor well deserved!

  16. Robbye Hamilton

    Congratulations on being part of the design team. Your cards are lovely, Painted Harvest is one of my favorite stamp sets in the Holiday catalog.

  17. Stesha Bloodhart

    Congratulations! What an honor!

  18. Pat Knight

    Love your cards–I am very partial to sunflowers of any kind.
    Love the picture of Abby and Keegan. So cute and glad to know she is doing so well. I’m proud of you also. You have handled this separation very well.

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