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

Saturday, June 24, 2017

I'm baaaaaaaack...

Wow! So much has happened since my last post!
And if you keep up with me on
my other social platforms such as

(well, maybe not twitter since I'm not the greatest at tweeting)

you will know I've been a pretty busy gal.
Plus, my website took a nosedive and
I've been working on getting it
back up and running.

Here, let's catch up...

I straightened my hair but...

I decided to stay curly.

I visited several colleges with my guy
and helped him choose the best fit for him.
Can you guess where he will be this Fall?

My gal came home... not in time for graduation
but certainly in time to celebrate!

I seriously think I should go into
party planning
since I had SO MUCH fun with
both my kids' graduation parties!

I've stayed busy making oodles of fun journals
for my ETSY SHOP
and decided to run a SALE through
the end of JUNE!
When you place an order,
you will receive an "thank you" email
with a 50% off your next order!

I am hosting a weekly
Bible Journaling Facebook LIVE video
every Monday evening at 7:00pm EST.
We spend 15 minutes chatting about
the Holy Scriptures and then
we gather again for another 15 minutes
to do some ACTUAL
Bible Journaling.
It's fun! You should join us on my FB page,

I started a summertime study of
with Beth Moore...
whew! Girlfriend does A LOT of talkin'!
And that means there is
A LOT of reading!
I'm exhausted but lovin' it!!!

Our whole family celebrated
of service with our executive assistant and agent,
Lisa Payne.

And then our whole family celebrated
with this great guy, my Uncle Jimmy!
GAH I love him so much!!!

And finally, I've been spending the
past couple of days here... in the hospital
with the hub since his lung decided to
to go and collapse on us. UGH.
God has been very good and we have
much to PRAISE!

I'm so glad to be back at the blog
and hope to share some great
tips and tidbits
to inspire all your PAPER ART desires!
Stay tuned!
I have some really fun things to share :D


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mini Wrap Journal Tutorial

Oh... My... Gooness!
(That's exactly how I say it...
"d" missing and all Southern like.)
Has it really been more than
since I've blogged?!
What in the world has gotten ahold of me?!
I'm just going to be real honest, y'all
...sometimes I'm not sure if anyone even reads my blog.
I rarely get comments. And I gave up on the
little counter widget ages ago.
I was putting way too much value on my popularity
(for lack of a better word to address it.)
I have several personal issues keeping me preoccupied.
And the move we made back in August
seriously had me off my teeter-totter!
BUT... I think things are starting
to get back in balance... I think.
Not so much the personal items
but we are settling into our new home
(kind of)
and I keep feeling God's pull at me
to gather my whits and
have some stability again-
DESPITE my circumstances.
And I am a PRINCESS!
And BRAVE ROYALTY can move mountains!
So if you're with me, out there in cyberspace,
give me a little hello in the comments.
(Seriously, I would greatly appreciate the encouragement!)
And if the comments remain blank,
well... I will keep pushing the plow of purpose and
Creatively, of course.

Now... on with the show!

If you like all things planner-ish,
memory keeping, Bible journaling, art journaling,
doodling, note-taking and so on,
you are going to love the

After you check out all the cute pics here,
hop on over to
and check out the step-by-step tutorial.

You can also view the video here...

Thank you for visiting today.
It's nice to be back.
I sincerely hope you have a
creative day!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Gina K. Designs & CardMaker Blog Hop

How fun for YOU
to join the Design Team for
along with the talented
Gina K. Designs
today for this super festive Blog Hop!

I'm so glad you're here!
You've most likely come from

and then you will be hopping on to
(the entire blog hop list is included below)

Be sure to begin
this fun little creative journey with

and finish up your festive little trip with

Gina's "Home for the Holidays" collection
is so super cute,
I couldn't just create one single card.
I simply HAD to create an entire
MYStORi Notebook and Depository!
Not familiar with my
MYStORi's and MYStORi Depositories???
Well, then...
photos just don't do these fun treats justice!
This is something you will want
to SEE for yourself!
So here's a little video of my
"Home for the Holidays"
MYStORi Depository.

And just in case the video doesn't play for you,
here's a link...

Happy Holidays!
Thanks for visiting and
I hope you have a creative season!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Jillibean Soup and CardMaker Blog Hop

Are you in for a treat today!

FIRST... visit
so that you can get in on the
amazing giveaway they have to offer!

Be sure to visit
where all the fun begins.

Then check this out...

You should have made your way here from
Daniela's place on the web...

and once you've taken a look at
all the goodie goodness here at
you'll want to hop your way over to

And just in case you get a bit lost
along the way, the entire hop list can be
found at the end of this post.

Now on with the show...

Jillibean Soup has some of the
CA-YOOTEST images for
your Christmas season.
And this hop is featuring their
fun and festive

Jillibean Soup even has the
perfect shaker-ready cards with
the opening already trimmed out and
ready for the shaker cups!
How great is that?!

How cute is that ornament?!
I decided this card would be a flat card...
no opening.
It simply flips over and that's the card.
Different and fun for the recipient.

This card opens to showcase
the pretty paper which covers
the fun little shaker cup opening.

And just look at how appropriate
this paper is for the inside of my shaker...

Before you go,
check out this pretty paper tip...

I love all kinds of decorative paper!
And I enjoy using current and available papers
as well as whatever I can get my hands on.
Old hymnals, songbooks, comics,
newspaper... if it's cool and
suits my need at the time,

Have you heard of
Smash Books (by K&Co.)?
Of course you have!
How can you be a Paper Artist
and not seen these super fun journals?!
But just in case you've yet to see a
Smash Book, go look it up now!
They're so fun!!!
But they are also a bit out of date
for the paper crafts industry.
I recently scored the one seen here
for just $7.07!!! when they
usually cost between $15-20.
For that price I can use up all the
pretty paper inside for my
cards and scrapbooking ideas!
Genius, right?!
I found my delicious deal at
Blick's Art Supplies
so keep your bargain shopper eyes open!

Shaker Cards are SO super fun!
Keep hopping for more
super fun shaker card ideas!!!
Thanks for dropping by!
Have a creative day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Falling For Fall Card Class

Why do we love Washi Tape SO MUCH?!
It's wonderful, right?!
It's inexpensive.
It's colorful.
It's easy to use.
It's easy to remove.
It's just so FUN!

You will enjoy a super fun technique
shared during my
class Wednesday, October 26
 in Sellersburg.

with a unique greeting
appropriate for any occasion.
This post hosts one of the five cards.
Aren't those the cutest little
acorns you've ever seen?!

All supplies are included in the
class fee of $20.

Space is limited
so save your spot today!

Thanks for visiting today!
Bless and be blessed!