Welcome to "Always Stampin'" where you are sure to find paper art inspiration and quite possibly a bit more! Please contact Kelly Gettelfinger, Stampin' Up! Manager of Sellersburg, IN for more information on anything seen here... kellyjeanstamps@gmail.com

"Anxiety weighs a heart down, but a cheerful word lifts it up." Proverbs 12:25

Sunday, August 28, 2016

DBJ- Daily Bible Journaling


Happy Sunday, y'all!
I am a bit behind on my
DAILY BIBLE JOURNALING
but I am enjoying the
sweet Savannah sun as I get my little
busy bee back to SCAD
for her sophomore year of college.
I am planning to spend
some much needed time in
God's Word
while in GA and my gal is settling in.
Stay tuned and I will have
"the big picture"
to share with you soon.
Have YOU started your journey of
DAILY BIBLE JOURNALING?
I'd love to hear a bit about it.
Leave me some info
in the comments below.
And if you have any questions
about DBJ or my best Friend,
Jesus Christ...
please feel free to ask.

Have a creative day, y'all!
KellyJean

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Please Leave a TIP-IN!


They're called
"TIP-IN's"
and they are SO much fun to use
on greeting cards, scrapbook pages,
Bible journaling, art journaling,
and really anything that needs
just a little bit "more!"

Simply use a Project Life Card
from Stampin' Up!
(or any card stock measuring 3" x 4")
and attach the card using
WASHI TAP
to the edge of your project.
Voila! More room to journal or
plenty of room for more signatures!


Tip it UP. Tip it DOWN.
Tip it IN & OUT.
So FUN! And oh-so-CUTE!!!


Thanks for visiting!
I hope you have a creative day!
KellyJean


Friday, August 26, 2016

Celebrate with Me!!!


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Have any questions,
feel free to email me...


Thanks for visiting!
And thank you SO MUCH
for placing an order!
You help me continue to share
what I love with lovely
peeps as yourself :)

Blessings,
KellyJean


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Happy Birthday to ME!


What a wonderful birthday!
I couldn't think of a better Scripture
to celebrate a little
Bible Journaling birthday time
than Psalm 139:14!!!

"I praise you, for I am fearfully
and wonderfully made:
Marvelous are your works,
And that my soul knows very well."

I used a variety of images on my
Bible Journaling entry...
the little rag doll images is "Frazzled"
from Unity Stamp Co.
and the sentiment images are from
the Greeting Farm.
The "I am" is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

I used Prisma color pencils
to color everything in
and my Project Life Pen by SU!
to outline the images.


A birthday first...
STEEL CITY POPS!
And OM! let me just tell you!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
I seriously can't wait to go again!


And I seriously can't wait for  you
to visit again!
Thanks for dropping by!!!

Blessings,
KellyJean



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MOMENTA BLOG HOP with CardMaker Magazine


How fun was THAT?!
If you started at the beginning of the
MOMENTA BLOG HOP
with
then you have found your way to my
little creative corner of the
Paper Arts world on the web.
Welcome!
And enjoy!!!

If you are just visiting lil 'O moi today
and/or might not understand
the "blog hop" details,
you will definitely want to know
what all the creative hub-bub is!

The amazingly creative
has asked the
to feature some of their products
and so we have put together a little
showcase for you to easily journey
from one team member's blog to another.
Just click on each of following links
to "hop" from one amazing idea to the next.
THEN... be inspired and go be creative!
And be sure to visit
for an fabulous GIVE-AWAY!!!

and finally

I hope you enjoy the super cute
and OH-SO-EASY to create
File Folder MY StORi Notebook
I have to offer featuring the
fabulous products provided to me
by the generous Momenta company!

MY StORi Notebook
GIVE-AWAY
(see end of post for details)

Thanks for visiting!
I hope you have a creative day!
KellyJean







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(This one has already been given.)

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To be in the drawing,
simply leave a sweet comment.
I hope you win!!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

My Creative Space


Welcome to my Creative Space!
Oh by this is just a teaser photo, hehehe.
You're going to want to visit
to see all FIFTEEN photos
of my dream studio.
I'm hoping you will enjoy a few
tips or two to inspire you
to create and be creative in every
touch of your beautiful lives!

Thanks so much for visiting!
YOU'RE THE BEST!

KellyJean

Monday, August 8, 2016

Card Ministry... will you pray with me?


Coming to ya today with
one of my fave parts of the entire week
,,,my #handmadecardsforChrist!

Check out these cards on Instagram
by using the hashtag mentioned.

Once upon a time,
I felt nudged to begin
a card ministry at my church.
Our preacher turned down the idea
BUT GOD continued to call me to it.

So for now, I make cards each weekend
to drop into our offertory as the
plate/basket passes by our family.
Sometimes I designate these cards to a
specific ministry in our church
and sometimes I designate them
directly to our preacher.
If God wants it to happen,
it will certainly happen.

The idea behind the Card Ministry
is to have anyone and everyone interested
attend a once a month card making gathering
where we would make rather simple cards
to give to each ministry within the church
to then use at their discretion.
One month we might make cards
for the worship team
so we might use musical images
with these particular cards.
Another month we might focus on
making cards for the men's ministry
which would call for tool images
or car/truck images.
And so you get the idea of
designating each month to a different
area of our church for which
we would pray over and donate
handmade heartfelt greeting cards
(a treasure to many people in our world
who are in need of encouragement.)

God calls each of us to
"go and make disciples"
(Mathew 28:19-20)
but not everyone is called to
literally GO anywhere
but right where they are.
Some people's health might cause them
to "go" right where they are.
Age is another factor which
God uses to have us
minister right where we are.
Mums and dads of tiny ones can
"go" right in their own communities.

A Card Ministry is a fun way
to gather together in fellowship and
to pray over each of our church's ministries
as they "go" and
encourage others to do the same.

So until God changes our preacher's
heart and mind,
I will stamp alone
(even though I am not alone)
(Hebrew 13:5).
And since I am the lone stamper
with these cards, I make it my goal
to create beautiful cards in a timely fashion
so that I can make at least five-ten cards
each week to pop into the offertory.

CAS (Clean And Simple) Cards
are the way to go when
time is an issue.
I make my #handmadecardsforChrist
on Sunday morning BEFORE church.
I find this is the perfect time
to pray for my preacher
while I am making my cards.

Will you join me in prayer and pray
for a Card Ministry to begin at my church?
I attend Southeast Christian Church,
Indiana Campus.
The campus preacher's name is Eddie.
Pray that his heart is softened
to the concept of a Card Ministry
and that he is blessed with understanding
of all the details God has for it.
Please forbid the enemy from
causing Eddie to think I am doing this
for any other reason but to serve our King.

Thanks so much!
And what about you?
Do you happen to have a prayer request?
It would be my greatest honor
to lift you to the One Who carries us all.
Please feel free to email me with your
prayer or praise requests...


Thanks for visiting today!
I have it's filled with tons of creativity!!!

KellyJean

Sunday, August 7, 2016

DBJ... Daily Bible Journaling


Happy Sunday, y'all!

I've started a new way to be creative with
God's Holy Word.
Well, *I* didn't come up with this...
but I've tweaked the process to make it
work best for me and my time.
That's what's great about
Bible Journaling...
you don't HAVE to write or draw
in your Bible to enjoy
being creative along with our
creative Heavenly Father.

I will have more details on
my process of DBJ
Daily Bible Journaling
in a future post.
For today, I wish you great JOY!

Thanks for visiting!
KellyJean

Friday, August 5, 2016

Dare To Get Dirty 2016


You're going to want to visit
and you're going to want to become a
FAN CLUB MEMBER
so that you can play in the dirt with all of the
DIRTY GALS
as we host the 2016 rendition of
DARE TO GET DIRTY!

This is just a sneaky peaky of my offering.
Let's just say you're going to want to
grab a good book and settle in to
NOT read but stamp and be creative instead.
You will just have to
check it out to understand.
Trust me, you will be glad you did!

Have a creative day!
KellyJean

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

My Favorite Card Making Tip(s)


Jump on over to
and find out why this pile of scraps
(or so it SEEMS like a pile of scraps, hmm...)
is so important to me!


Thanks for visiting today!
I hope you have a creative day!
KellyJean

Friday, July 15, 2016

Moving Along...



Hey y'all!
We are STILL in the middle of
our moving into a new home.
Yup... STILL.
sigh.
I am totally having withdraw symptoms...
from my classes...
from my stuff...
from my STAMPS!!!

Let me just give you a quick
(and I mean QUICK) catch up...


Let's move her studio first, they said...
because she was just asked to be on the
and she's going to need to get busy, they said.
So move her they did...
until THIS...


...sigh.

So a much needed break took place
while mum and son enjoyed some
idiots from Utah and all over the world
defying death as entertainment.
(don't judge.)

And then lots of couch time took place
since there are boxes everywhere
and I'm on the verge of freaking out
because I can't find my one and only
(or the boxes of catalogs I've ordered!). 


Until FINALLY... well, not really but it's close...
a make-shift design table was created for her
and she was able to make a fun little ditty
for Splitcoaststampers
which she was on the schedule to host
DURING THE MOVE!
(What was I thinking?!)


But it all worked out because this happened...



And then she was invited by her local
to host the upcoming
Bible Journaling Class
sponsored by Illustrated Faith and
AAAAAGGGHH!


Now she's even more excited to move in
to her new home and her new studio
so that classes can resume and she can
RELAX AND JUST STAMP ALREADY!

(not) THE END.

Thanks for visiting today!
I hope things are going creatively smooth for you today :)

KellyJean

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Card Maker Magazine Design Team


Ummm... SCA-WHEEL!
(that's overly excited stamper talk for "squeel!")
HA!


Y'all, I did NOT photoshop my pic into this grouping.
hehehe.
Ok... imagine this...
you're standing in the hot beating down FL heat
because you're standing in line
for the next whirly twirly Disney ride
and you still have thirty more minutes to wait.
When all of a sudden, the family of four in front of you
burst out with happiness while jumping up and down
as though the wait line had begun to move
but all you know is YOU'RE STILL STANDING STILL.
hehehe.
Yup, that was me and my wonky family
jumping up and down in front of you.
I had received the email invitation from
Brooke Smith and Tanya Fox,
CardMaker Magazine editors,
inviting me to be on the next Design Team.
WHAT?!
I'm so humbled and so excited!


You will want to jump over to the
to see a fun little intro video of lil'O yours truly
and find out why these two samples
are a couple of my absolute faves.



Thanks for dropping by!
I hope you have a creative day!!!

KellyJean

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Jumping Stamp Technique


Hey hi there!
Are you jumping on from Instagram
to check out the super fun and super duper easy video
for the JUMPING STAMP technique?
Then, nice to see ya!

I won't tarry... here ya go...


Thanks so much for visiting!
I would love to see your stamps jump so
use the hashtag
#jumpingstamp on IG!

Have a creative day!
KellyJean

Monday, June 20, 2016

Mega Mosaic Background


Today it's my turn to host the
over at
I get so excited about hosting
because it feels a bit like I am hosting
A PARTY! HA!
And you know how it goes with parties...
part of ya gets a little nervous about
no one showing up to party with you, hehehe.
So please please please
JOIN THE PARTY
and visit Splitcoast to check out the challenge!

Here's a detailed "stamp-orial"
for today's technique...
MEGA MOSAIC BACKGROUND 


Grab two pieces of Designer Series Paper
preferably from Stampin' Up!, wink wink.
(Find all the DSP you need at my ONLINE STORE!)
You will also need one piece of coordinating card stock.


Layer all three pieces on top of one another.
Trim randomly through all three pieces.


Make AT LEAST 4 (four) trims but
NO MORE THAN 6 (six) random trims.


As you can see in the photo above,
I made four total trims.
My sample card, however, has SIX trims.


Keep all pieces layered and in the order
in which they were originally trimmed.

You can create THREE cards with the pieces trimmed.
NOTE: KEEP THESE PIECES LAYERED.
If you decide to create one card now
and go back to your pieces later
to create the other two cards,
you will end up playing with a jigsaw puzzle
before you can even think about
creating a greeting card!
(Ask me how I know, pfft!)


Begin layering the trimmed pieces onto
a separate piece of card stock measuring
4-1/4" x 5-1/2".

Decorate and embellish as desired.


Thank you for visiting today!
I hope you have a creative day!!!

KellyJean

Monday, June 13, 2016

Blogs for Boobies Winning Bid(s)


Thank you to everyone
who stopped by and left a comment
during the BLOG BOUNCE
BLOGS FOR BOOBIES
fundraiser for breast cancer research!

If you missed the Blog Bounce,
you can find all the info you need to
view some really amazing samples
as well as some very touching stories

ATTENTION
ATTENTION
ATTENTION



The TWO winning bids for my part of the
fundraising efforts are...

LizE
(I still need your email address so that
Heather at Skipping Stones Design
can contact you with all the
winning details.)
and
slbela59

Congratulations to you both!
And thank you
SO MUCH for participating!

Creative blessings to you all!
Thank you for visiting!
Please remember to pray for Orlando.
And if you aren't a prayful person,
consider jumping in and
DO SOMETHING
to lift the spirits of those who are
suffering this great loss.
Blessings!

KellyJean

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Blogs for Boobies BLOG BOUNCE!


I know. I know...
it sounds funny, right?!

"Blogs for Boobies"



Here's what's NOT funny... CANCER!

Creator Artist, Heather Timmins, decided it was
time to do something big for the sake
of breast cancer research.

First check out
to read all the details of
Heather's super creative fundraiser
and then...

LET THE BIDDING BEGIN!!!

My auction offering is a set of six
hand made cards shown in this post (above)
along with a super duper cute tote
to hold all six fun cards.

The bidding begins at $5 and
runs through June 8.

HERE'S HOW TO BID...

1. Comment ON THIS POST with your bid amount.

2. Include your email address with your bid amount.

3. Keep checking back here in the comments
for most recent and highest bid made.
(You can bid as many times as you like, wink wink.)

4. TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO VISIT.

Skipping Stones Design
will contact the winning bidder.

I will mail your goodies to you.

I have decided to do something special...
I AM AUCTIONING OFF
TWO
OF THESE ADORABLE SETS.
This means the TWO highest bidders
will BOTH receive a set of six cards and tote!

Here's the BEST part...
ALL PROCEEDS (100%!) ARE BEING
DONATED TO THE
WOOHOO!!!

You will want to visit
and check out all of the new release images!
Sales are going on AND
$2 of the sale of each new set
is being donated as well!
How fantastic is THAT?!

NOW... LET THE BIDDING BEGIN!!!

Thanks for visiting today!
Be sure and "bounce" on over to these gals...








and last but not least...


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Oh Hello There...

 

OM, I have completely neglected my little blog.
So today I thought I would try to get back into the swing of blogging
by sharing a fun little tutorial on how to create
FLOATING BUTTERFLIES.

These Floating Butterflies make the most fun
BIBLE JOURNALING TABS
and they look amazing at the tip of a bookmark
or at the side of a hand made greeting card.


Use a butterfly punch to punch THREE butterflies.
Any punch will do but I highly recommend one from
STAMPIN' UP!
(eh hem... you are more than welcome to visit
to make your butterfly punch purchase.
I will certainly appreciate the order, wink wink.)


Fold each punched butterfly in half with the
desired pattern FACING IN.


Layer each butterfly one on top of the other
adding adhesive as you go.


Once all three butterflies are together,


...add adhesive to the two wings with the pattern
LEAST DESIRED.
I've marked mine with a sharpie so that
it is easily understood where to add adhesive.


Keeping the multi-layered butterfly folded,
line up the butterfly's fold with the edge of the page.


Begin to "open" the butterfly
so that it wraps around the edge of the page.


Adhere the remaining adhesived wing
to the opposite side of the page.
 

Look how cute she looks just sitting atop my Bible!


And look how fun it is to add these
FLOATING BUTTERFLIES
to hand made greetings!

This card is is a photo card,
ready for a wallet size photo to be surrounded by
beautiful Floating Butterflies!


I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.
Let me know what you think about these adorable
FLOATING BUTTERFLIES
(kind and loving comments welcomed).

And have a creative day!
KellyJean