"And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out his LOVE into our hearts by the Holy Spirit..." Romans 5:5

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Ringing in 2008 with a BANG!

(plus postage, usually less than $5 for one set and less than $10 for more.)
If you live in my area, you are more than welcome to stop by my house to pick up your new goodies. Better yet!... plan on attending Stamp Club Sunday, January 27th at my home from 2:00 to 6:00pm. I will have your stamps good and ready for you then. If I am in your area, I can even bring your stamps to you. See individual photos to the right on my blog. Check back often as I will be adding and deleting sets as they sell. More will be added each day!
Better act fast! I only have one of each set and they will go fast for only $10! Email me to let me know which ones you want and when you've mailed your payment.
ONLY $10!!!
A perfect treat for yourself or someone you love!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A New Year's Stamp Camp

ALTERED ITEMS January's Stamp Camp will feature altered items. We will be altering three items including a tiny scrapbook tin. This camp is only $15 for all three projects. PLUS, each stamper will receive a complementary two piece stamp set. Registration for this camp is required by emailing with your RSVP and by sending your camp fee upon registering. Each new year brings about changes... come see just how fun changing can be when we change these ordinary items into treasured pieces of art. Email me at kgettelfinger@sbcglobal.net

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

With Stamping Sympathy

This card was created with sympathy for the Gardner family who lost their dear Heather, Shelli's mother, this past Sunday. Having just experienced the loss of my 94 year old grandmother just last week, I have deep empathy for Shelli and her family to have to endure this event at Christmas time. However, my grandmother was 94 and had lived a wonderful life until the past year and a half. Heather went unexpectedly and no doubt the suddenness of her leaving wieghs heavy on this dear family. For that, my greatest sympathy goes out to them. Never is a good time, but no greater time is now. Just as one would experience the sweet smell of a rose (and I see in my mind the memory of my adorable little great neice toddling around the funeral home this past Friday evening offering to everyone a chance to smell a rose given to her by my dad,) may Shelli and her loved ones experience the sweet smelling love of Christ.

"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

Are you ready for 2008?

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.

A Whole Lot of Gratitude

This is one of the three make & take projects we stamped up at my Stamp Club Appreciation Party recently. If you missed these fun projects, not to worry... join Stamp Club 2008 and you will be set for a ton of stampin' fun! There are so many great things planned for next year's club. This card was super easy to create especially because of Stampin' Up!'s great punches. The focal blossom of the card was created by completely using these fun punches. I LOVE the saying, also by Stampin' Up!. It is exactly what I want to say to ALL of my Stamp Club members, present and future.

Embellished Gift Cone

I decided to embellish my gift cone with Stampin' Up!'s Pretties Kit. It turned out to be so much easier than I had thought it would be. I colored my flower with my craft Very Vanilla ink. So easy! The inked flower wouldn't stick by using a glue dot so I had to use Crystal Effects. The jewels were threaded through a peice of silver cord, then inserted through the slight opening at the bottom of the cone and held in place by a drip of CE.
To create the cone, I traced the biggest dinner plate I could find onto a piece of Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!. After cutting it out, I quartered it. One quarter will round together to create this cone. I used Sticky Strip to hold it together.

Monday, December 3, 2007

I can't believe Stampin' Up! is retiring Merry Merry! But they are! And along with so many other fantastic sets! I'm not sure who was more disappointed... me or my husband, he he he... I am sure he is thinking, "Great! That means she is going to go purchase another snowflake set!" he he he... Not neccessarily, buuuutt... ya never know! I do really like Merry Merry and I don't think I will ever get rid of it. Sooo... stampers, you better order yours while you can because once January gets here it will be too late! And don't forget about Frosty! Can't believe he is leaving us also. He is rather up in age but he is still one of my absolute favorite stamp sets! And what about Headline Alphabet?! Love, love LOVE that alphabet! Ooooooooh.... makes me so excited about the new Spring Summer Collections Catalog!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Door Prizes!!!

Are you ready to PARRRTY?! Check out this gift set that will be up for grabs as a door prize at our Stamp Club Appreciation Party! Better make sure you are there on Tuesday, December 4th at 7:00pm. Come early if you want some home-made chicken and dumplings. Yum! The kitchen will close PROMPTLY at 6:45pm so we can "get the party started!" Someone will win this adorable gift set as well as the project patterns and instructions. Be sure to email or call me to tell me you are coming! Are you ready to PARRRTY?! I am!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Smell of Snow

Although it is not snowing where I am, it is very chilly and the smell of snow is in the air. The kids and I got all the Christmas decorations out today and Dean hung the house lights. Ooooooohhh, I just love this time of year. I created this EXTREMELY simple card today. I think it just might be the most simple card I've ever made... and I love it! It reminds me of a day warm inside while the beautiful snow gently falls outside. Speaking of the "smell of snow..." I love cold days with the crock pot fired up. I am a big crock pot cooker so mine is usually going all year round. But there is just something about those yummy crockpot recipes in the winter time. Here is one that my entire family freaked out about today...

*Spicy Pot Roast*
3-4lb pot roast
salt & pepper to taste
3/4oz pkg. brown gravy mix (I used 3TBsp of brown gravy powder.)
1/4 cup ketchup
2tsp. Dijon mustard (I used Beer & Brat Mustard.)
1tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/8tsp. garlic powder
1C water
In slow cooker, sprinkle meat with S & P. Combine remaining ingredients. Pour over meat. Cover. Cook on Low 8-10 hours or High 4-5 hours. (I cooked on High.)

Please send me your favorite crockpot recipes! Just email me! I love sharing recipes!

Split Negative Technique

Well this was fun! I used the Split Negative technique for the first time. It was really very easy. You can find the instructions on Split Coast Stampers. What an amazing website! Trust me, if you are a bit intimidated by the site, I totally understand. There is SO MUCH stuff on that site and more than half of it doesn't even relate to stamping. However, what DOES relate to stamping... mm! I love it! So if you really like this technique and think you might want to try it, visit http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ and click on "resources" found at the top righthand corner. Look for Split Negative in the list of techniques. And there ya go! Be careful! If the site doesn't overwhelm you... it will addict you... he he he...

Monday, November 19, 2007

A "Can-do" Project

Would you believe this is a VEGETABLE CAN?! I am lovin' my Crop-a-dile! It punched holes right through the can like it was going through butter. Awesome! I used the new hostess stamp set, "Time Well Spent" (sent FREE to all active Stampin' Up! demonstrators as a thank you gift) to decorate my treasured little "gift can." I can't wait to give it away! (The can, that is. Not the the stamp set. he he he... how selfish is that?!)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Family Benefits

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.
When I first glance at the stamp set "All in the Family," I think of a stamper having small children... what a fun set for scrapbooking and birthday cards! I just LOVE that SU! is offering ALL PROCEEDS of the sales from this set to benefit one family in need. That is just SO GREAT! So... you need to see how this set is NOT JUST FOR STAMPERS WITH SMALL CHILDREN. The little tree and the big gift just crack me up! The tree is actually one of the dresses. What a hoot! I left the inside of the gift card holder blank for your choice of sentiment. And who wouldn't get a "lift" by receiving the little puppy card?!
I will also be showing you how to use the Write Me a Memory CD to create your own greetings. This is one area I think there could never be enough stamps. Greetings. I like making up my own so they really coordinate with my image.
Please RSVP by emailing me and telling me you would like to help serve a family in need by purchasing the "All in the Family" stamp set. With your RSVP your Stamp Camp supplies will be cut and ready for you to stamp.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Can you COPY?

If I've heard it once, I've heard it a ga-zillion times... "I'm just not creative." Bla, bla, bla... Sorry to be gettin' in your face if you are "one of those" "I'm not creative" type people. This is what I tell EVERYONE I come in contact with while there is a stamp in my hand... If you can COPY, you can CREATE! You don't even have to have the same image... not even the same colors... not even the same tools. The above card is my copy of a card I recently received from a SCS friend. Notice the only thing the same is the basic layout. My challenge for you today to to be a "copycat." Go ahead... BE CREATIVE!

CASE Inspiration

Monday, November 12, 2007

Enjoy Your Day!

Wow! The cards have poured in for Olivia and Christian over the past couple of days just before the WE. How can we ever thank you generous stampers?! Your time is so precious and your loving kindness is so appreciated! I have held onto many of the cards as I am waiting for the "aftershock" hits. My amazing SIL has prepared her children well for her leaving to be with our Heavenly Father.
***Sharon's Life Celebration was SUCH A JOYOUS TIME IN THE LORD. The preacher lovingly joked and began by saying "this day was predestined... by Sharon." (She was somewhat of a control freak.) Everyone laughed since we all know too well how she enjoyed planning events. And what a success she was on this one. She pointed the entire day back to the Lord. Hallelujah! It was exactly the way (I believe) God intends for us to say goodbye to our loved ones in Christ.
***PLEASE PLEASE consider RAKing our little Olivia and Christian as the days to come will really be the difficult ones. My "little rock," NoahTate finally broke last night. He crawled into bed and said, "Mommy, Christian just doesn't get it. I don't think I could live without you." Of course I immediately told him that his little cousin is still in shock but also that Aunt Sharon has really built him up to appreciate where she is. I told him we need to continue to pray for blessed people to be in Christian's life, especially at the times when he will "get it." He said, "Ya, but what about those days in school when the class works on a gift for their mommies. That's going to be so hard." And he is right. So I explained to him that those are the times God wants us to lean completely on Him.
***Proverbs 3:5-6 "Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."

Monday, November 5, 2007

Remembering Sharon

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.
We know Sharon won her battle and lives today because she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She lived for Christ and she shared His love with many people. She may very well be accepting her crown right this very minute. You can learn more about Sharon's journey by visiting her Caring Bridge website at www.caringbridge.com and typing in sharongettelfinger where it says, "Visit a Caring Bridge website."
Are you saved by the power of God's love? Do you know (without a doubt) your destination once you have fought the battle of life? If you would like to know more about Jesus and the power of His saving love, please contact me or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (1-800-232-6459.)
If you've been touched in any way by my paper encouragements and samples you've seen on my blog or by Sharon's story, please consider donating to one of Sharon's requested locations as follows...

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

Clearly Fun!

If you have never stamped on acetate sheets (or overhead pages,) CLEARLY you are missing out on the fun! These cards say "WOW" without even trying. My daughter is stuck on these cards. Lately, they are all she wants to work with.
The first card is one I am giving to my children's teachers as simply fall "thank yous." The second card (which is totally where I got my inspiration) is from my fabulous big secret sister, Kathleen Curry. CLEARLY, she is very talented!
You will want to use StazOn ink on your acetate. On my fall card, I used black with the Fall Apparations stamp set found in Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini Catalog. Time to order from this fabulous catalog is running out! You will want to order right away. Last chance (with my orders) will be November 18th. On Kathleen's card, she used the StazOn White with the Season of Joy stamp set also found in the Holiday Mini. I just keep debating and debating on this set. It is so eye-catching and I just LOVE that tree!
Now that you can "see clearly," go ahead... give these clear cards a try! Who knows... I think I am "seeing right through" to my Stamp Club Appreciation Party! Hmmmmm.....

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Large Fry Box

Here is the Fry Box we worked on at Stamp Club this past Sunday. Using Stampin' Up! punches allows the creating of all projects to go by so quickly. On this Fry Box, we used the Designer Label Punch, the Large Circle Punch, and the Scalloped punch. SO easy... and oh so cute!

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

Template Tragedy

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

Google YOU!

Created this one for my sweet neice. In an otherwise trying time (most of you know what our family is going through right now,) she made me laugh this morning. She stumbled upon my blog. WELL! Imagine my surprise! For someone to JUST STUMBLE upon my blog... that seemed so cool. Then she sweetly confessed she was googling herself, he he he... (we share the same initials.) Thanks again, Kathleen, for all of your nice compliments. I'm not creative at all. It is Christ Who lives within me. I'm only "borrowing" from His creativity (John 1:3.)
So here's a challenge for anyone stopping by my blog... GOOGLE YOU. See who you come up with. You just might find someone you know. If you do, SEND THEM A CARD. Paper encouragement does more for the soul than we could ever imagine. Just knowing someone has thought enough of you to send a card can LIFT ANY SPIRIT. And if you don't come up with someone you know, send a card anyway! C'mon, LIFT A SPIRIT today!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Peek-a-Boo Boxes

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.
I will be sharing the template for this adorable box at my October Stamp Club. If you are able to join us, you will recieve a sheet of colored cardstock with TWO boxes on it as well as the template printed on regular paper for safe keeping. I will also give some little helpful hints for the assembly of the box. Some lucky stamper will take home the box you see here. I used the "Dashing" DSP (Designer Series Paper) from Stampin' Up! and the stamp set titled "Merry Merry." Join us at club! This Sunday (October 28th) from 2:00 to 6:00. Email and let me know you're coming so I have plenty of boxes prepared for everyone.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Bargain Books

Bargain books, indeed! Would you believe I found all of these cute little board books at a garage sale for just $1 total?! Oh yeah! I knew right away what I wanted to do with them. Check it out...

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

Would you like FRIES with that?

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

"Septen-ten-tenber" Stamp CAMP

Fall is upon us (even though the heat is still hangin' around!) This time of year for us stampers here means it's "ten-ten-ten" time. TEN CARDS that take LESS THAN TEN MINUTES EACH to create for just TEN DOLLARS! This is one of the fun cards we will be stampin' up. (See the other just below.) I love this one because it uses the Round Tab Punch to create the circle encasing the flower; very easy to do.
So for just $10 you can create five cards of this design and five cards of the next design (fun folding card below.) Keep them for your own greeting purposes or use them as gift sets. Christmas is right around the corner!
You will need to RSVP for this event. You can pay when you arrive, however, you MUST be certain you will be attending. I will have all supplies cut and ready for you when you arrive. Call or email me today and save your spot.


This fun folding card is one of the "Septen-ten-tenber" cards we will create at this Sunday's Stamp CAMP immediately following club. Stamp Club is from 2:00 to 6:00pm. The "Septen-ten-tenber" CAMP is from 6:30 to 8:00. RSVP right away to save your spot. Spaces are limited. Call or email me today.

Sneak Peak

Just giving you a sneak peak at what's to come for October's Stamp Camp immediately following Stamp Club on Sunday, October 28th. We will create 10 DIFFERENT Christmas cards all from one single Simply Scrappin' Kit. All for just $15. These cards coordinate with the "Box"tober boxes (scroll down to see a picture of these fun and fantastic boxes.)
Register and pay for the "Box"tober Stamp Camp (Saturday, October 13th from 10am to 12noon) and receive a $10 coupon toward October's Card Camp (photos shown above.) You will be stampin' TEN CARDS FOR FIVE BUCKS! That's a huge deal, stampers!!! You must register and pay for the "Box"tober camp before September 30th. Call or email me today to save your spot.
To see all ten cards up close and personal, you will have to attend Stamp Club this Sunday, September 30th from 2:00 to 6:00pm. These cards are just adorable! And how they match the boxes is just too stinkin' cute! (Not to worry, my blogger friends, pictures of each individual card will be uploaded next month.)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Let's All Cheer! 2-5-7-10...

Now THIS is a fun project!!! It's called the 2-5-7-10 box. It is incredibly easy to create!!! And Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper makes it even easier! I used "Apple Cider" papers from the Holiday Mini Catalog. (If you haven't gotten your mini catalog yet, you will want to attend Stamp Club on the 30th to pick up your copy.) I will be demonstrating this box at our next Stamp Club. Be sure to let me know you are coming. You just might win this gem!

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

Try a New Technique!

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!

Mosaic Instructions

Step 1: Cut strips of colored card stock (two or three different colors about 1/2" wide) and one strip of DSP or patterned paper.

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

Get Organized!

Check out this fun planner created from a TWO POCKET FOLDER! Can you beleive it?! It's just a folder! You know, the ones that were just $.05 during the back-to-school sales? This one uses SU!'s fabulously yummy "Apple Cidar" Designer Series Paper found in the Holiday Mini Catalog. The folder was simply folded BACKWARD and then accordian folded foward on each side. There is a large open ended envelope cut just at the top for "receipts" and another cut just a bit more than half for "stuff." I also included some note paper (can you believe I found a matching clippy?!). And there is also a 2008 calendar with plenty of room for notes. I am LOVIN' this little planner! I can't wait to give it for Christmas gifts!
If you would like one of these fabulous planners, send me one of your hand-stamped greetings with $5 (to cover postage/handling. Send your card to: Attention Kelly Jean Gettelfinger, 330 East Court Ave, Jeffersonville, IN 47130. Can't wait to see what kind of fabulous design you select to send me. (I prefer ALL SU! product when creating a card for me. However, if you just aren't a SU! kind of stamper, I understand.)

Monday, August 20, 2007


Check out the fun you can have this October... I mean "Box"tober! Create each of these boxes for only $5 each. Every Tuesday evening in Box-tober, we will create one of these fun and useful little boxes. Originally created to house cards and be given as a gift, these fun little boxes can hold anything your heart desires. Fill one with a lotion set, small stuffed animal (webkinz are HUGE at our home,) homemade snacks, etc. They are great for all of your gift giving, not to mention your own card filing. And each one is only $5 for you to create! You will want to get your friends in on these Stamp Camps!

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?!

Roll-top Box

"Gift" Box

Merry Gable Box

"Sweet" Purse Box

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Stampin' Up! is up to SO good!

We've all heard of being up to "no" good but not Stampin' Up! and certainly not in this case! This set is called "Holy Triptych" and will be available from the Holiday Mini Collections debuting September 1st. Listen up... ALL SETS IN THIS MINI AS WELL AS FUTURE MINIS WILL BE DIE CUT ready for you to mount and use. Is this such fantastic news?! No cutting (at least not from the mini collections.) Could this be a direction for the annual collections as well? Hmm... time will only tell.

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!

Holy Tryptic

Holy Tryptic Open

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Back to School

Back to school ALREADY?! Yes, indeed. It's that time again already. My sweet and adorable daughter needed a "binder" this year. (I can't believe she is old enough to need a BINDER! AGH!) She opted to go for the plain binder with available insert possibility. Every other binder she picked up she would look at me and say, "Mommy, we can stamp one better than this." Good girl! And check it out! SHE certainly did stamp one way better than any we found in the store... and monogramed at that! She was so excited with the finished product. What a wonderful way to start school!
Wynne chose to create her binder with a Simply Scrappin' Kit from Stampin' Up!. These kits make any project fast and so easy. Check out the newest Simply Scrappin' Kits in the online catalog at http://www.stampinup.com/ and call me today to order yours. For her name, Wynne used the Big Deal Alphabet... so cute! Email me and ask me how to get your Simply Scrappin' Kit absolutely FREE!