Saturday, December 29, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
"The widerness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the ROSE. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with the joy and sining: they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God." Isaiah 35:1,2.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Check out this fun planner we created at my Stamp Club Appreciation Party! How fun is this?! This simple planner uses a simple school folder and some fun Stampin' Up! Darling Doodles Designer Series Paper. Here is how we made this planner...
1. Fold the folder BACKWARD. Then fold each side forward to create an accordian.
2. Trim 12x12 Designer Series Papers at 4". You will have three pieces from each sheet.
3. Adhere one full strip to the front and one strip to the back of your planner.
4. Trim four pieces of paper so that half will fit on the top part of each planner "page" and the other half will fit on the bottom. These measurements may vary depending on the folder measurements.
5. Use a stretchy hairband decorated with ribbons to hold your planner together.
6. Trim lined notebook paper to fit in one panel. Clip paper together with tiny clip.
7. Trim the end of one long envelope and stamp "receipts" along the opening.
8. Cut a smaller envelope in half and stamp "stuff" along the opening. Adhere this envelope to the smaller section of one panel.
9. Download or stamp calendar pages to create planner calendar. Clip calendar together with tiny clip.
10. Embellish as desired.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
In honor of Stampin' Up!'s "All in the Family" promotional benefit (find out more at http://www.stampinup.com/) going on now until the end of November, you can attend a FREE STAMP CAMP when you purchase the "All in the Family" stamp set from ME. The projects you see above are what we will create at the camp. The camp is THIS SUNDAY from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sharon Gettelfinger, my witty, funny, intelligent, and caring sister-in-law, WON her battle with breast cancer Sunday, November4th at 2:00pm. Remembering her, I decided to look through some old photos. This one is a PERFECT picture of her. This photo shares very much who Sharon is. She liked to laugh.
1. Lighthouse Christian Academy, 1201 West That Road, Bloomington, Indiana, 47403. (Olivia and Christian's school - raising Godly children with character).
2.The Galen Dolby Christian Legacy Fund Scholarship, Youth for Christ Great Lakes, 5160 E. 65th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220. (A dear friend and "running buddy" in life for Sharon that died a month ago of renal cell - Galen was instrumental in bringing young folks to the Lord).
3. Indiana Univ. Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, C/O I.U. Foundation, PO Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN 46266-0245. (Dr. George Sledge and his staff work feverishly to end breast cancer deaths - he was always a bright light for us on sometimes dark days).
Friday, November 2, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Many suggestions were made for what to put inside for a gift. Would you believe GREETING CARDS and envelopes fit perfectly into the pouch area?! Perfect gift! One stampers suggest an assortment of items for teachers (ie. pencils, post its, paper clips, dry erase marker.) All of those goodies would fit in one little pouch. Then, of course, chocolates were suggested by just about everyone present. he he he...
Here is how I created this box...
1. Go to ChicfilA and purchase a medium french fry (and a sandwich... save the cows, he he he...)
2. After eating your fries, cut the top of the box so it is straight instead of rounded.
3. Gently open the box and trim the bottom of the box so the bottom flap is about 1/2".
4. Trace your altered pattern onto a 12x12 piece VELLUM CARD STOCK OR PAPER. (Stampin' Up! offers 12x12 vellum paper only)
5. Cut out the vellum template and SCORE ONLY ONCE DOWN EACH SIDE. (There are other scored areas on the original box. You only want the single center score.)
6. Trace the pattern onto your choie of colored card stock. Cut out. Assemble and decorate.
7. Give as a gift full of goodies.
8. Enjoy the oohs and aahs of your recipient.
Have a great day in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Monday, October 29, 2007
October Stamp Club has come and gone but not without a surprise or two. Behind the scenes, I always have a minor tragedy take place that most members know nothing about. However, this tragedy was one that could not be kept concealed.
We were all going to create the adorable Peek-a-Boo Box shown here on the right. Everything went just fine for me to create the two you see here. Sadly though, when I joined union with my printer to print the club members' templates, my printer went on strike. Actually, she decided to just be naughty and not pull Stampin' Up!'s fabulously thick card stock through her little elements. Hm!
Soooooo... everyone still received the template but on heavy weight typing paper for safe keeping. They can make as many copies of this template on their own cooperating printer. An office supply store could also be of great assistance. Just take the copy and your SU! card stock to the store and ask for however many copies you need. The cost of copying is very inexpensive. Of course you can use a lighter weight card stock but SU!'s weight, in my opinion, is the absolute BEST for creating BOXES. When I give a box, I hope the recipent will enjoy the box just as much as the gift and that they will want to reuse it for a gift to someone they care for as well. So, the heavier of weight the box is... the better it will keep its form.
WANT THE TEMPLATE ALREADY PRINTED ON THAT FABULOUS STAMPIN' UP! CARD STOCK AND READY TO BE CUT AND PUT TOGETHER? Place an order of $50 or more and receive FIVE SHEETS (that's ten boxes total- two per each sheet) of assorted colored Stampin' Up! card stock with this template already printed on them. Just email your order to me. Once I have received your order payment, your order will be placed with SU! and you will have your goodies within a week or so. This offer will be good through the end of November.
Tomorrow I will post a pic of the French Fry Box we created instead of the Peek-a-Boo Box. The French Fry Box turned out to be a HUGE HIT. Stampers were sharing what all they were planning to put in the boxes as gifts. I love that about Stamp Club... sharing our ideas with one another. Can't wait for the next Stamp Club!!!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Would you just look at how stinkin' cute this box is?! Let me tell ya... the pattern is sooooooo very easy. If I knew how to include it in my blog, I would. I found it on Splitcoast Stampers website for today's challenge. I love taking the challenges on SCS because it really forces my creativity to spark. Remember, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE CREATIVE TO CREATE! If you can COPY, you can create.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Isn't this just adorable?! I can't wait to fill it with all kinds of little wallet size photos. As a matter of fact, my little secret sister suggested this little booklet for kids school photos... you know, the ones everybody goes around "trading?" So cute! And talk about easy! Each page measured the same so I cut enough to make three books at one time. The Autumn Harvest set from Stampin' Up! is so fun and easy to use as well. OH! And the Apple Cider DSPaper! How fun is stamping in the fall?!
Friday, October 5, 2007
So my dear daughter and I were at the local Chic Filet restaurant munching on our shared LARGE FRIES when I discovered the size of the box looked the perfect size for 1/2 a 12x12 sheet of card stock. I started tearing apart that box in a heartbeat! (Wynne, of course, asked me not to embarass her, he he he...) Wouldn't you know it?! With a little tweeking, it fit right onto a sheet of 12x12. This was my results. Don't you just love it?! I did have to trim it down just a bit and since then, I am thinking the medium fry box would fit directly on half the sheet of 12x12. It is the same in width as the large, just not the height. And GUESS WHAT! Our regular size 4.1/4 x 5.1/2 greeting cards fit PERFECTLY inside this cute little package! I think five along with envelopes work very nicely for a great gift. This is what I plan to demo at our next Stamp Club. Last club three lucky winners took home the 2-5-7-10 boxes that were created. Be sure to attend October's club on Sunday the 28th. You just might take home a Fry Box!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Here are instructions for this box...
1. Begin with an 8.1/2 x 11 piece of card stock.
2. Score it (11" side horizontal) 2, 5, 7, and 10.
3. Turn card stock and score at 2 and 7.
4. Stamp card stock.
5. With the 2" scored section at the top, cut away all but one large section.
6. Cut slits on the scored lines of the 1.1/2" areas, trimming away smaller portion of tab.
7. Fold and assemble box with Sticky Strip.
8. Punch holes in top flap. Close and pencil mark holes on box. Punch holes on box.
9. Feed ribbon through holes.
10. Embellish and fill with goodies.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me. Or come to Stamp Club on Sunday, September 30th from 2:00 to 6:00. I will be demonstrating and giving away this bag.
Friday, September 14, 2007
This fun little Holiday Greeting card showcases the "Mosaic Technique." I love this technique because it is easy and creates an amazing "WOW" effect. I recently demonstrated the Mosaic Technique at the Lousiville Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar. How much fun... for Stampin' Up! to kick off their regional trianings right here in my stompin' (and stampin') ground!!!
Below you will find step by step instructions for this great technique. Plus there is a little challenge in conclusion. C'mon! Try a New Technique!!! I have no doubt you are up for the challenge!
Step 2: Cut strips into little jagged pieces.
Step 3: Apply pieces to sticky side of sticker paper (found in most craft stores.)
Step 4: Sprinkle entire piece of sticker paper with embossing powder and heat.
Step 5: Trim excess peices from edges of embossed mosaic.
Step 6: Embellish project using gorgeous mosaic pattern.
You can email me if you have any questions. My email is found to the right near my picture.
So here is the challenge... TRY THIS TECHNIQUE AND SEND ME YOUR SAMPLE. I WILL SEND YOU A LITTLE GIFT IN RETURN. TRUST ME! YOU WILL LOVE THE GIFT! I WOULD LOVE TO SEE JUST WHAT YOU COME UP WITH!!! Send your mosaic card to: Gettelfinger Insurance, Attention Kelly, 330 East Court Ave. Jeffersonville, Indiana, 47130. C'mon! Everyone loves happy mail. Make me happy! I am looking forward to doing the same for you!!!
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Tuesday, October 2... Tuesday, October 9... Tuesday, October 16... and Tuesday, October 23 from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Come to one class or come to all four. When you register to attend all four camps, you are invited to a Stamp-a-Stack Camp for only $5 the last Tuesday of the month, October 30 from 6:30 to 8:00pm. What is a Stamp-a-Stack? At this camp, you will create ten coordinating cards to accompany any of your fun little boxes.
You MUST preregister with payment EARLY for these camps. There will be no registrations taken after September 23. Space is limited so reserve yours NOW. Call or email me right away!
Be sure to attend the Rescue Rally on Saturday, September 8th at Providence Retirement Center from 12:00noon to 4:00pm. There will be so many fun things to do for you and your family (and your pets if you choose to bring them!) A local professional photographer will even be there to take a family portrait of you and your two as well as your four legged family members. I, along with many other vendors, will be there so please ask your friends to visit and stop by my booth (PLEASE.) I WILL BE RAFFLING THESE BOXES AS A SET AND DONATING THE PROCEEDS TO THE PET RESCUE PROGRAM FOR OUR AREA. You can create these fun boxes at the Box-tober camps and win a set as well. How fun would that be?!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I absolutely LOVE this set! It was so easy to use and I see so many possibilities with it, especially bookmarks! Below, you can see how I used my Hobby Blade to create a window for my Holy Family. This is very easy to do and creates such a lovely effect. Remember, if you ever want more details on any project you see on my blog, all you need to do is leave a comment where you see the word "comments" below each post or simply email me.
Most everyone knows that although this set is titled "Holy Triptych," the actual Holy Triptych (or Trinity) is that of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. If you are not familiar with this Trinity, feel free to email me with any of your questions. I am certainly not an expert but I do know Jesus Christ as my Friend and Savior. If I can not answer your questions, His wonderful Holy Spirit will guide us to someone who can. Be sure to check out the Daily Devotional listed to the right. Blessed stamping to you!