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Card Swap

Stampin Up Pocketful of Sunshine card made by demo Beth McCullough.  Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

A few weeks ago my Aunt Sherrie stopped by for a morning full of stamping fun.  We got several things crossed off of her “stamping list.”  One of the things she wanted to make was a fun card for her granddaughter.  We looked at Pinterest and found a card similar to this one.  We used the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  Did you notice the Rhinestones on the pocket? I love the way this card turned out. While she was making a card for Haley, I made this one for the card swap we’ve been doing.  I sent my card to Georgia Burhite with a really long letter.  The most exciting part of the letter was telling about when Superman asked me to marry him when I was only 15.  (At least I think I put that in the letter.) Anyway, I received this beautiful card from Georgia with a lovely note.

Stampin Up Beautiful You card made by Georgia Burhite.  Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Georgia’s card was made with the Petal Garden DSP, Beautiful You stamp set, Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  Did you see how Georgia paper pieced the dress and hat?!  Thanks so much Georgia, I was thrilled to receive your card.  Not everyone in our card swap has had time to get their card in the mail.  If you haven’t received yours, please be patient.  We’ve had a couple people who’ve had more than their fair share of things happening in their life.  Things will calm down and they’ll have time to get a card made soon.

If you’re interested in participating in our next card swap, please email me at Beth@StampingMom.com

This summer is flying by.  I was supposed to do RAGBRAI for two days this week with Superman and his brothers. RAGBRAI is the bicycle ride across Iowa. Unfortunately I ended up in the ER last week and the injury kept me home.  I did ride my bike again for the first time this morning and it was good to be back in the saddle.

All the Stampin’ Up! demos got to see the new Holiday catalog today.  It’s pretty awesome!  I’m working on the details of my Holiday catalog share.  I’m trying to achieve the same promotion I received last September, so I need to sell $1,500 in the next two months.  By doing the shares, it really helps my sales.  If you would enjoy receiving a sampling of all the new Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and/or embellishments in the Holiday catalog, please consider buying a share from me.  This is a great deal for customers and demos alike.



  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between July 1-31,  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 1 – 31, 2017.


  • Keep Your Codes!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
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  • No Limit!  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.


  • No Limit!  There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • What Will You Use Your Coupon Codes For?   Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any Stampin’ Up! product, excluding Starter Kits, Stampin’ (Host) Rewards and Paper Pumpkin month to month subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin kits ((1, 3, 6 and 12 month fixed subscriptions) can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.

If you’ve been waiting to place your first order from the new catalog, now is the best time to do it during Bonus Days.  You can order from my online store here or email me your order to Beth@StampingMom.com  Please use Host Code YRSP3T7F to get a free gift from me.

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Beth 🙂

Pocketful of Sunshine Money card

Stampin Up Pocketful of Sunshine Money Holder designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I needed a cute and easy money holder to take to a “Welcome Home” party for a family friend who spent the year in China.  His Mom said not to bring a gift, but I figured after spending a year studying and unable to work, he was probably short on cash.  Of course I thought of this 15 minutes before walking out the door to go to the party.  I grabbed my new Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set with the coordinating Pocket Framelits Dies.  I whipped up this simple card in no time.  Dapper Denim is the perfect color for jeans.

 Pocketful of Sunshine card made by Stampin Up. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

OK, so the Stampin Up Design Artist who made the beautiful card above spent more than 10 minutes, but she made it for a girl who would care more. 🙂  I bet Abby would love to receive one of these at college this fall!

 Pocketful of Sunshine gift made by Stampin Up. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Here’s another darling box designed by Stampin Up!


Stampin Up Pocketful of Sunshine Money Holder designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Did you notice I folded the money so “In God We Trust” was showing?  I bet Ben will notice too!

Please use the Host Code WGJENM3P  when you order to get your free gift from me.  You can also email me at Beth@StampingMom.com  The supplies I used are shown at the bottom of this post.

Do you love making hand made cards? Do you love getting fun mail from all over the country/world? Do you like “meeting” new friends who share your passion for stamping? These are some of the reasons I love stamping! Please email me beth@stampingmom.com or leave a comment at the top of this post and let me know if you’d like to participate in the “meet new friends” card swap? I’ll match you up with someone and you can send each other a card. You are only committing to making and sending one card.  Please don’t put your stamp on the back or write inside the card. Instead add a separate note telling about yourself. The person receiving the card can bless someone else with the card they received (assuming they can part with it.) while getting to know another stamper.  You can make your cards with whatever supplies you already own, it doesn’t need to be Stampin’ Up.  Let’s see how it goes and we can tweak the next round of card swaps. Please share this post if you have friends who might be interested in participating. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Beth 🙂

I have a Keegan story for those of you who’ve gotten to know him.

Keegan is a good singer who has been told he has perfect pitch.  My kid’s go to a competitive high school and our highest audition choir is very selective.  Ryan, his brother five years older, made it on his first try as a sophomore.  Keegan’s tried out every year of high school and never made the top choir.  After he didn’t make it last year, he decided he wanted private voice lessons, he attended a summer Broadway camp (and got to sing “Hamilton”), he did solo contest (and got the highest rating).  He spent a lot of time preparing for the audition.  He got a very high score on the technical part of the try out.  Keegan was sure this year, his senior year and last chance, would be the year he would finally make the choir.

One of the last days of school I got an email announcing the kids who made the choir.  Once again, Keegan was not included.  I know a lot of things can go into this.  Maybe his voice doesn’t blend well, or there could be several other reasons why he didn’t make the choir.  Academics, singing and drama come easily to Keegan so he hasn’t faced a lot of rejection or disappointment.  Well, knowing how bad he wanted to make this choir, I was prepared for Keegan to come home devastated.   I was pretty sure he would quit choir and never sing again.

Keegan did indeed come home devastated.  I’ve never seen him so upset.  I asked him what he planned to do, if he would stay in his other choir or whether I should cancel his private lessons for next year?  He said absolutely not!  He was not going to quit choir, he was going to “show them” and become the best possible singer he could be.

On his own before he came home that day, he requested a meeting with the two choir directors so he could find out how he could’ve improved his audition.  They told him they believed he would make the top choir at Iowa State a year from now.  (Not sure how he can do that when he can’t make it in high school.)

Since then he has auditioned and joined Heartland Youth Choir and will get to travel to Ireland next summer with the choir.  He bought a ukulele and has taught himself how to play.  He’s singing and practicing everyday.  The Drake University professor who was his solo contest judge in April has offered him a scholarship to sing at Drake.  Not making the choir has lit a fire under Keegan that he’s never had before.  Could it be that it turns out to be a blessing that Keegan didn’t make the choir? (Romans 8:28) It hurt my Mommy heart to see him so sad, but I’m so very proud that he’s not a quitter and is more determined than ever.  He still wants to attend Iowa State a year from now and plans to be singing in their top choir!


Beth 🙂