Swirly Bird

Guess what?  This card was chosen as a Pals Paper Arts pick of the week!  Thanks so much to the PPA design team for choosing my card!

StampinUp Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies CAS card designed by demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom PalsPaperArts Pick Of The Week

My favorite stamp set in the new catalog is called Swirly Bird.  I also used the coordinating framelits, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.  The Bermuda Bay water splatters are made with a stamp from Swirly Bird.  I used the Pool Party wavy water paper from Cherry on Top DSP stack.


PalsPaperArts.com had an awesome color challenge this week.  If you know me, I think any color challenge including Bermuda Bay is awesome!  *Update- This card was chosen as a PalsPaperArts Pick of the Week!  I am so excited!!  #PPA301

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Sean made it safely home from his work trip to Amsterdam and London.  The EgyptAir crash happened while he was there, so we were happy to receive the text when he landed in Seattle.   It was his first trip to Europe and he loved it!  Tonight he is taking the red eye from Seattle to visit us in Iowa for a week.  Sean will be very excited when he finds out he’s coming home just in time for the strawberries to ripen.  I picked the first strawberry of the season last night.  Come to think of it, Sean LOVES strawberries!  Do you think he timed his visit knowing it was strawberry time?

We’ve enjoyed having Ryan home from college.  Last week he went to Davenport to visit Steve’s parents for two days (three hours from here) and planted flowers for his Grandma, played cards with them and went to a baseball game with his Grandpa.  He’s home the rest of the week and then heads to Okoboji to be a counselor at our church camp.  This is Ryan’s second summer as a counselor.  Last night was just like old times.  His high school friends were over jumping on the trampoline, playing Carpetball, ping pong and eating from the bowls of nuts, fruit and veggies that I leave on the counter each day.  I’m so glad he has stayed close to his besties from high school.

Abby had a great time with her friends at Prom Saturday night.  Her AP exams and most of her finals are over.  Abby has four regular days of school left and then a couple projects to do. She feels like most of the stress is over for her this school year.  Abby will be joining Ryan has a camp counselor this summer.

Keegan got the results of his singing auditions.  He made the select junior/senior choir and jazz choir.  He was very excited about making these two choirs.  The other select choir he tried for, he did not make.  He was a little disappointed, but Keegan shakes things off pretty well.  He’s already said he will try again next year.  He’s been finishing off his volunteer service hours this week.  Yesterday he was planting peppers at a community garden.  He’s going back to the garden and helping me with therapy dogs later this week.  All of Keegan’s finals happen next week.

Some of you have asked about the status of the garage.  Superman spent some quality time cleaning and organizing the garage this weekend.  He’s not done yet, but certainly making progress.  He kept telling me about a lot of things he wants to put in the attic.  Yep, the attic I organized last month is about to take a hit.  Oh well, I guess it needs to go somewhere.

It’s been beautiful in Iowa the last three weeks.  Sunny and 60-70 degrees.  The rain is supposed to start again this week.

Hope things are going well where you’re at.


Beth 🙂



  1. Beth (Post author)

    Tonya and Brent- Thanks for the congrats on my card being chosen as Pals Paper Arts Pick of the Week! I am so excited to be chosen! I’ve played several weeks and this was the first time my card was chosen.

  2. brent scheffer

    What a fun Summer card! Congrats on the PPA301 selection!

  3. Tonya Denton

    Congrats on your card making the PPA Pick of the Week!!! And no, I don’t have this stamp set and coordinating die as of yet! Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

  4. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Rae! You picked awesome colors!

  5. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Peggy! Can’t wait to see what you make with Swirly Bird. I know you have a wonderful Superman too and a cute pup!

  6. Beth (Post author)

    I think you’re right Tonya. Do you have it yet? I just made a Christmas card with it. I can’t wait to show you!

  7. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Marilyn! Hope things are going well!

  8. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Denise. Makes me so happy you like it!

  9. Beth (Post author)

    Katy, I’m so glad you like it and thanks for pinning too!

  10. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Michelle! The Bermuda Bay splatters in the water is a stamp in the Swirly Bird set.

  11. Michelle Quinno

    This is such a fun card! Your water is fantastic!! Pinning!

  12. Katy McGloin

    This is so so cute, Beth!! Perfect use of the stamp set! Thanks so much for sharing it with the PPA… off to pin!

  13. Denise Ferguson

    Wow, I love this card! Thanks for sharing your design! It’s so cute!

  14. Brian King

    Such a fun card, Beth! What a great combination of this bundle with these colors! Thanks for playing along with this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!

  15. Michelle Gleeson

    The scene really comes alive with the color combination. I love what you did with the water. Thanks for sharing your creativity with the Pals this week.

  16. M Meadows

    Very nice Beth! 😀💜

  17. Peggy Noe

    Agree with you, Beth, this is one of my favorite sets too! Great use of the colors, especially Bermuda Bay 🙂 [I love that you call your husband “superman”!!]
    Thanks for joining us this week for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!

  18. Tonya Denton

    Oh so cute! Love your card! I do believe that stamp set and coordinating die is going to very popular!

  19. Rae Harper

    So glad you like the colors this week Beth. You rocked it! I can really tell the Swirly Bird & Scribbles are your favorites.

    Thank you for playing with the color team this week for PPA301!

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