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

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Super Easy Dry Embossing

At Stamp Club this past Sunday,
we saw how super easy
really is.
This was an optional card
stampers could create
while at Stamp Club.
We used the Pick a Petal Classy Brass Template
found on page 186 of the Idea Book and Catalog.
What makes this style of dry embossing
so easy
is the Empressor Stylus.
No light box needed.
Simply lay your card stock
on top of the template,
feel where you want to emboss,
and then run the Empressor
against the edge of the template.
It's THAT easy!
Check back soon for
Stamp Club
updates as well as and upgrade
to our club make & take.
You won't want to miss it!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Royal Wednesday Blog Hop

I am lovin' this card!
My daughter enjoys the
Disney Fairy stories
and when I see this image
I think of my sweet daughter
and her dreams of fairies.
She is quite the artist
and LOVES drawing fairies.
Hmmm... might just have to talk to
Vicki at Queen Kat about that. wink.
If you have any questions about this dance,
just email me!
Thanks for dancing with me today!
Now hop on over to
for more royal inspiration.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

SO MUCH to share...

Whoo! So much to share today!
This past weekend was Stamp Club weekend
and there were few people in attendance.
Our weather here was
Thanks to those who came for even just a bit.
Your company was cherished
(and not just by me, I'm sure!)
And for those who weren't able to make it,
I hope you were outside
enjoying the fantastic sunshine!
You were missed!!!
These projects were created at
the Stamp CAMP
that always follows our monthly clubs.
All were created by using the
Stampin' Up! Big Shot.
Aren't they just adorable?!
My mini scalloped album was inspired by
Thanks, Deann!
If you have any questions
about any of the projects seen here,
just shoot me an email
Be sure to check out the
my family and I enjoyed this weekend.
It can be found at the end of this post.
Thanks for dancing with me today!

Taco Hot Dish

1 lb ground beef
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 bag Doritos (I used BBQ or Chili Cheese Fritos.
My kids like plain Fritos best.)
1 head lettuse, shredded
1 pt cherry tomatoes, halved
1 can Cheddar Cheese soup
1/2 C milk
3 C mozzerella cheese, shredded

Brown beef, drain. Add taco seasoning according to pkg. In a 9x13 dish, place Fritos. Place meat evenly on top. (The recipe cals for the next step to be lettuce and tomatoes atop the meat. I serve the veggies cold AFTER cooking the dish instead.) Heat soup with milk. Pour over layers. Cover with 2 C mozzerella cheese. Bake 350 degrees for 7 minutes. When done, cover with remaining mozzerella cheese.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Mother's Day is coming soon!
I believe that Mother's Day is the
perfect day to celebrate
So think of someone
who's inspired you
and send them a gift or at least a card.
This gift card holder is so easy to create.
You will want to give gift cards
to everyone just so you can give them this card! he he.
See the following photo for inside details.
And be sure to check out
the tutorial following
as well as an extra sample.
You can order any of the supplies listed
by emailing me
with your requests.
Gift Card Holder Tutorial


Good Friends stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog (email me for your copy.)

card stocks: Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White

classic ink colors: Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, and Chocolate Chip.

1.3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Bone Folder or Score Blade

Begin with a piece of card stock measuring 2.3/4 x 8.1/2". (You can get four of these cards from one sheet of 8.1/2 x 11" card stock.) Stamp entire sheet on one side with leaf image.

Score at 3.3/4 and 7.3/4". (inside image shown here)

Trim a strip of card stock to 1 x 9" for the belly band. Score at 2 and 6.1/8".

Using Sticky Strip (this is a MUST,) adhere belly band together.

Using a stip of card stock measuring 1.1/2 x 4", punch with the scallop edge punch.

Apply Sticky Strip to the BOTTOM of the scallop punched card stock.

Place the scallop punched piece onto the inside portion of the prestamped larger piece of card stock.

Adhere a piece of Whisper White, measuring 1.1/4 x 3.1/4", BEHIND the scalloped piece to the inside of the card. (This step can be done before applying the scallop piece. I do it after just to be sure my scallop piece is going to cover my neutral piece.)

Stamp butterfly image from "Great Friend" and cut out. Adhere it with a Pop-Up Glue Dot to the circle punched piece of So Saffron. Decorate band and slip it around card holder.

Here is a sample I received from a
secret sister of mine.
Thanks Shellie!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Blog Award Recipients

As you know from yesterday's post,
Deann Oliver at
blessed me with the honor
of sporting this amazing blog award
which actually glorifies
our Father in Heaven
more than it does the recipient.
Diane Noble is the great lady
who introduced this wonderful blog award.
In her words,
"it is given to bloggers who
consistently exalt the name of Christ on their blogs.
What a joy to see crafters blend
passion for Christ and papercrafting.
This award is given to bloggers
who share Christ through their posts
or through the design of their artwork.
We are commanded in Scripture
to be 'salt and light' sharing
the Good News of Jesus no matter where we are
(Matthew 5:13-16).
This award is just a way members of
can say thanks for exalting Christ with us!
"Rules: Post the blog award in a regular post
on your blog with the explanation,
including the original link to WTW
and the rules for passing the award along.
1. Name five people (more or less is fine!)
to whom you want to offer this award
and link to their blogs.
The blogs need to obviously
exalt Christ in some manner.
2. Contact the bloggers you have named
to let them know they can
pick up their blog award from you.
3. Invite them to
permanently display the WTW blog badge
and/or the award on their blogs.
The badge can be obtained on the WTW site.
Now it's my turn to shout out
the blessings.
1. Danielle over at
(This gal inspires me
more than she probably knows.)
2. Patter over at
(I've so much gratitude for this gal!!!)
3. Nancy over at
(Here is where my Christian
blogging experience began.)
4. Cindy over at
(God is REALLY working through this gal!)
5. TTS blog
(How blessed am I?!)
Please visit ALL of these sites
when you get a chance to do so.
Thank them for
"holding out the Word"
(Pilippians 2:16)
and for sharing
His creativity through
paper crafting.
(1Peter 4:10)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Blog Award

Praise be to our
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
I am so very touched
to receive such an award!
Of all the blog awards that I have seen,
is exhalted above all
because of Who it represents...
His talents
His inspiration
His thoughtfulness
His love.
Sometimes when my posts
get one or two comments
(or no comments at all)
I can't help but wonder,
"Is anyone even looking at this stuff?!"
(Not that I would stop if you weren't
cause I truly enjoy it and if only
one person is inpsired
then it is to HIS glory!)
Then God goes and says "THANKS, KellyJean!"
through someone as lovely as
Deann Oliver at
Thank you, Deann!
Thank you for allowing His love
and creativity flow through you.
And thank you for thinking of me!
You have no idea how you've made me feel!
Sweet blessings, my sister in Christ!
For those who enjoy dancing with me,
check back tomorrow for my
award recipients
as well as my CASE
of Deann's fabulous designs.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Royal Wednesday Blog Hop

This weekend my amazing husband and I
will celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary.
I am SO blessed!!!
Although it doesn't feel like it's been
17 years, I feel like I've known him
all my life. I LOVE that!
We always celebrate by visiting
the most wonderful
B&B in the world...
The Beautiful Dreamer
click here to visit their site...
in Bardstown, KY.
Dan and Lynell are the SWEETEST
hosts we've ever encountered!
You MUST check them out
for a visit! Tell them their
daughter (I wish!), Kelly, sent you.
Oh yes... back to my card, he.
This will be my anniversary card
to my stunning groom.
"Hoot La La" is right!
Love my little HOOT owl
I've got so many fun things
I want to say with him.
Thanks for joining the dance today!
Now hop on over to
for more blog hoppin' fun!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Magestic Monday

Do you find it difficult to "SHINE"
on Mondays? Me too.
Hopefully, my Elf Shimmer Fairy
will encourage you to shine today.
It is easier for me to shine my
light when I know it's
for a Greater Purpose...
Matthew 5:16
"Let your light so shine before all,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father in heaven."
With that in mind, do as the card says,
"Don't just flicker... SHINE!"

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Beach Album DEETs

BEACH album class
at Lavender Sentiments Scrapbook Store
in New Albany
April 21 at 6:00pm
register by calling or emailing Lana
(812) 945-0790
As promised...
here are all my deets
(that's fun for "details.")
Hope you enjoy these pics
enough to want to attend the class.
Be ready early for those
summertime photos!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lavender Sentiments BEACH Album

Whoa! Super busy lately!
No time to post
but you just HAVE to see this
gorgeous BEACH album
for Lavender Sentiments Scrapbook Store.
Lana is hosting this class next week.
I will be instructing and will post
more details very very soon.
Gotta get to work for now.
OH! and I will be announcing
the TTS Blog Hop winner
very very soon as well.
Stay tuned!

Friday, April 10, 2009

TTS Sketch #52

What a fun sketch from
I pretty much stuck to it this time.
Visit TTS for so much more inspiration.
As you can see I added a second page
for our fishing fun.
I tried to use some of the elements
from the sketch sample above.
We had such a great time fishing...
even when it rained...
and rained...
well, you get the idea.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Stamping Royalty

it's official!
I am stamping ROYALTY.
(I always knew I was royalty... Gal.3:29)
Never thought I'd be "stamping" royalty.
This card is my very first
greeting card.
I just love this adorable little hoot owl!
I've always wanted a really cute owl
but never found one that suited my fancy.
That is, until now.
Isn't he cute?!
Check out more royal inspiration
by visiting Queen Kat Designs.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sweet 6th Grade

Our elementaryschool goes to the 6th grade.
So our sixth graders get treated
like seniors of theschool.
It's quite special!
I can't believe my baby girl will
soon be agraduate!

The decorative paper on my page
will act as a pocket where
we can store her report card
once the year has finished.

I submitted my page
to our LSS for the monthly page contest.
So if you happen to live in my area,
please stop by
Lavender Sentiments Scrapbook Store
and vote. (for me, of course, he he.)
Take a look around while you're there.
Lana has some wonderful things to offer!

The card stock base of my page
is from LSS.
It was already embossed
with those cute swirls.
I added the Vanilla CraftInk
from Stampin' Up!
so my swirls would jump out a bit.
I edged my page by using the
Scallop Edge Punch
by Stampin' Up!.

Thanks for dancing with me today!
Know that Jesus is dancing for YOU!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Recipe Cards and a NMBS Challenge

I love sharing foodrecipes and
I love when foodrecipes are shared!
I am hostess for this week's NMBS Challenge.
Be sure to visit
and I hope you will join in the challenge.
You will find all my deets for that
as well as the recipe for
Creamy Chicken and Noodles.
(Wynne has asked for the name to be
changed to "Wynn'e Dish" cuz she LOVES it!)
Let me tell you how to create
this "stand-up card" which works
so well for recipe cards...
My base is Whisper White
measuring 4 x 8.5.
The Pacific Point (or dark blue)
measures 4 x 5.5.
Layered on the Pacific Point is WW again
measuring 3.75 x 5.25.
Now, this is the part that makes it STAND UP...
the little piece of Whisper White
on the INSIDE of the card
measures 4 x 2.75.
It is so simple to create...
basically quarter your WW.
Then halve one of the quarters.
These make super great
photo cards as well!
Thanks for joining my dance!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

NMBS Swap Sample

Forest Friends is one of the CUTEST
stampsets in Stampin' Up!'s
Don't you just adore this little bunny?!
And just wait til you see
the rest of the little
Forest Friends gang... SO CUTE!

Be sure to check out the
Occassions Mini
found in my side bar here.
Click on it and it will show you
all the new and exciting
items and projects
Stampin' Up! has to offer.

Email me if you'd like to place an order.

Hey! How 'bout those Nimbees?
This card was created for a
NMBS swap
and you will simply LOVE the other samples.
Check them out here...

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sketch #51 and a B-day Blog Hop

Allow me to introduce Sketch #51
See my take in the 12x12 page below.
To see my double page layout,
be sure to visit
Triple the Sketch
is celebrating ONE YEAR of service.


Join the design team in our celebration
with our DT BLOG HOP.
Be sure to start at
Triple the Sketch

You could win tons of RAKs (give-aways.)

Become a follower of my blog
and leave a comment IN THIS POST.
I am giving away this adorable
card case here...
to one very much appreciated follower.

Then hop on over to Marcee's place,
Bringing History to Life
to continue your blog hop.
Marcee is the next to last place to hop
and after that you will want to hop on over to
check out Tanis's inspiration here...
Paper Princess at Play
so keep on hoppin'!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Card Kit of the Month

Card Kit of the Month
April 2009

Contact me today to order your Card Kit
and see how quick and easy
card making can be
right in the comforts of your home.
These kits are being offered by
Kelly Gettelfinger, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

It's card kit time again!
You will LOVE this stamp set and these cards!
In this kit, you'll receive the supplies
to create TWELVE of the design shown above-
so you will receive all of the consumable supplies
that you need to create 12 cards total.
You will also receive additional
full color samples
of "alternative" cards that you can make
with the combined contents of the kit,
as well as step by step instructions
on how to complete each of the designs.

Card Kit Price is just $15
--that's 12 cards, plus envelopes for just $15!

Each month, the card kit
also features both a Stamp Set of the Month
and an Accessory of the Month.
April Featured Products:
Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set ($23.95)
Red Bead Duo ($9.95)

You'll want to be sure to get
Crystal Effects to go along with this card kit!
It plays a big part
in making the cupcakes look real
with the lacquered look it gives.
View the close up to see what I mean.

What else will you need?
See the list below for items
that were used to create the cards in this kit.
If you already have everything--
just buy the card kit and you are ready to create!
If you don't have everything--
place a product order with your kit.
Or--you can use the card kit
to create your own designs using other stamps
and inks that you already have
--the choice is yours!
Orders for the Card Kits
must be received by April 10th.
You will receive your kits by the end of the month.
Email me today to order:
Kelly Gettelfinger

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits
(not including product ordered)
directly to you!
If the kit needs to be shipped,
there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

Products you will need to complete cards as shown:
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)
So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)
Blender Pens ($9.95)
So Saffron Classic Inkpad ($5.25)
Jet Black StazOn Inkpad ($7.95)
Crystal Effects ($6.25)
Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set ($23.95)
Red Bead Duo ($9.95)
Stampin' Dimensionals ($3.95)
SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
Paper Snips ($9.95)