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

Monday, August 17, 2015

Bible Journaling 101


Are you a Bible Journaler?
Are you a doodler?
Do you take notes in church?
If you answered yes, to any of these questions,
you either might be a Bible Journaler without knowing it
OR you may discover (like me)
how Bible Journaling just may be one of the
greatest tools that will ever help grow
your faith and Bible knowledge
as well as deepen your walk with the Lord.

And if you answered "no" to any of the above questions,
but simply have a desire to broaden or perk up the way you
WORSHIP,
this class may be for you!

Join me...
THIS WEDNESDAY, August 19
7:00pm - 8:30pm
at Coffee Crossing in New Albany
 OR
THIS SATURDAY, August 22
10:00am - 11:30am
at ChickfilA in Clarksville

for
BIBLE
JOURNALING 101

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
RSVP
so that I know how many people to expect
and how many seats to reserve.
Knowing how many people to expect
will also help me in prepping
your FREE Doodler's Packets.


Please feel free to bring your friends
(even if they did not have time to RSVP).
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!


WHAT TO BRING...

If you bring anything at all,
let it be only your sweet smile :)
Honest, there are no supplies needed for this
Bible Journaling 101 Class.
You may like to bring pen and paper to take notes
but your FREE Doodler's Pack
comes with a note pad and pencil so
that you can pack as light and easy as possible.
You don't even have to bring your Bible
(unless you just really want to.)

You can read HERE about some of the
things to be covered in discussion.

And please be aware of the following...



By leading this Bible Journaling 101 Class,
I have chosen to answer a call
to share what I know about
BIBLE JOURNALING.

I am NOT a scholar on Scripture.
I study the Scriptures and I share what I have studied.
I share what I know to be true as far as
it has been pressed upon my heart
by the Holy Spirit.

I am a sinner, saved by the Grace of Jesus Christ,
who is simply allowing herself to be used to
encourage YOU to know Him more through
the ART of Bible Journaling.

At this Bible Journaling 101 Class
and any future Bible Journaling gatherings,
we will NOT discuss the matters of religion.
As the leader of this class and these gatherings,
I plan to share tips and techniques
which focus on the ART of Bible Journaling.
From time to time, I may offer a "prompt"
to encourage your thinking process
so that your Bible Journaling journey is one
that will be focused on your relationship with
the Lord Jesus Christ.
I believe Salvation comes only through Him.
The process of Salvation is one
that I sweetly welcome private discussion with me
(or with someone you know and trust OUTSIDE of gatherings)
but it will NOT be up for debate
during this Bible Journaling 101 Class
or any future Bible Journaling gatherings.



I am so excited
(and nervous... the good kind, I suppose)
to share what the Lord has placed upon my heart!

Never stop learning!
I live and breath by this motto...
regardless of what it pertains to...
never stop learning.

Scripture explains it like this...

"He will be the sure foundation
for your times,
a rich store of salvation
and wisdom and knowledge;
the fear of the LORD
is the key to this treasure."
Isaiah 33:6

"The fear of the LORD
is the beginning of wisdom, 
and knowledge of 
the Holy One is understanding."
Proverbs 9:10


How can we KNOW if we don't INVESTIGATE
and LEARN all that we can?!

Come learn alongside me and
together, we will GROW
in wisdom, and knowledge, and understanding.

See ya soon!
KellyJean


Friday, August 14, 2015

You're Such a NERD!


Hehehe... this card totally cracks me up!
My daughter has some of the most amazing friends.
And I feel so blessed because she has them!

I love how she shares a friendship with them where
just about anything can be said and
none of them would be easily offended.
I tend to try and joke with people and they take me
WAY too seriously which then causes them
to completely misunderstand me.
My daughter's friends joke with one another
and sometimes say things that might
cause those "looking in" to think they're being offensive.
On the contrary... they are actually being
COMPLEMENTARY of one another.
I love it... and it totally cracks me up!

And that is why I LOVE this card!
I could have been a bit more "fancy" with it
but my daughter usually says,
"Hey Mum, I need a card... here are the images...
how quick can you make it for me?!"
(sigh... I love that girl so much!)
But to be quite honest, the images are so fantastic
that I think if the card were any "fancier,"
it would take away from
how stinkin' cute the images are.


Some people wouldn't call one of the BFF's a nerd.
Some people wouldn't say "freaking."
Some people refuse to have a sense of humor
and take life way to seriously.
That's not us... at least not my daughter and me :)
Life is too short!
Have fun!
Be considerate of others.
Be compassionate.
LAUGH... at yourself and
laugh WITH others when they choose to do the same.

And so that leads me to the next
"endearing" greeting card my daughter asked me
to create for another one of her amazing friends...


hehehe... it totally cracks me up!!!
Think about it... TRASH...
which is usually quite ugly and stinky and awful...
but this absolutely adorable trash can full of trash is
fun and funny and witty and well...
ADORABLE!!!

That is exactly how I think of my daughter's friend
for whom she drew these images.
She is one of the most adorable gals I know.
And she is so fun and funny and
even more witty!

Perfect card for the perfect gal!


So... happy wonderful birthdays to
ASHLYN AND AMELIA!
We love you both!!!

Thanks for dropping by today!
You can check out more of my daughter's artwork
on Instagram @a_walk_in_the_art

"Punny" blessings today,
KellyJean

Thursday, August 6, 2015

CARD CAFE this Sunday...


Look at the fun we'll be having
THIS SUNDAY, August 9
2:00-4:00
at the August CARD CAFE!!!

FIVE CARDS for just $20
(only $15 for Cafe Club members)
OR FREE WITH A $30 ORDER!

RSVP required... kellyjeanstamps@gmail.com

Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?
I will show you a fun way to make something
completely different with July's Kit (shown above)!
Not a subscriber?!
You can subscribe NOW for 50% OFF
your first TWO MONTHS!!!
Be sure to list me as your demonstrator...



And have you already ordered the
"Tin of Cards Project Kit"
(shown below)?
I have FOUR NEW IDEAS to share with you
on how to use the supplies in this kit!
You will want to order another kit just to make
all of these fun and affordable ideas!!!


I love the little tin that comes in this project kit!
I can't wait to make gifts!
Christmas will be here before you know it!!!

Thanks for visiting today!
I've been having some really messy days lately
so it's nice to see people stop by...
feel free to say "hi" -especially if your days
have been a bit messy like mine :)

Blessings,
KellyJean

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bible Journaling 101


Have you heard or seen the latest and greatest
in the Paper Arts world as well as the World of Worship?!

BIBLE ART JOURNALING
or simply
BIBLE JOURNALING

I will totally admit... I was so intimidated at first.
Then I found MY nitch
(everyone has one... you just have to find your's.)

I talk about the "nitch" I found and
help you discover your's plus so much more
in my upcoming and ongoing
FREE class of
BIBLE JOURNALING 101.

This class will be held
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 (7:00PM-8:30PM)
and/or
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 (10:00AM-11:30AM)
at Coffee Crossing on Charlestown Rd OR
ChickFilA in Clarksville (TBA).
You choose the date/time.
The location will be based on participation.

For more information or to register, email...

Remember... this is a FREE CLASS.
There is no class fee and there is no obligation
to purchase or order any product.
Everyone in attendance will receive a
FREE "Doodler's Kit..."


The object of this class is to introduce the world of
ART JOURNALING
in the form of worship, prayer, and growth.
You will learn the
WHO
WHAT
WHERE
HOW
WHEN
and WHY
to Bible Art Journaling.
You will be introduced to many forms of
journaling including drawing, sketching, lettering,
and simply note taking.
This class is packed with great information
sure to cause you to dig (or dig deeper)
into the Word of God
which will then cause you to want to
worship more,
pray passionately,
and grow closer to your Creator.

You do NOT need any special supplies
to attend Bible Journaling 101.
You do NOT need a journaling Bible or
a note taker's Bible to attend.
You might want to bring a friend because
being creative is always more fun
when there is more than one!

The other items seen in this post are part of a
Bible Journaler's Starter Kit
which will be available for purchase
at the Bible Journaling 101 class.
This kit is only optional.
It is NOT needed to begin
your Bible Journaling journey although
it might be helpful (and just fun)
to Bible Journalers of all levels.

This Bible Journaler's Starter Kit is $15
and includes the following items...


an English Standard Version of the New Testament.

This offering of NT is packed with great things...
-how to read the New Testament
(I know. I know. It sounds silly to have a "how to"
on an otherwise self-explanatory subject but
you'd be surprised how enlightening this area of the book is.)
-where to find help when you are (fill in the blank.)
-what the NT says about (fill in the blank.)
-a 30 day reading plan.
-a six month reading plan.
-God's plan to save you.

All of the above is packed into this handy compact Bible!

This Bible is not a journaling Bible or
a note taker's Bible so there are no blank pages.
There are some blank areas as well as a 1/2" margin on each page.
This Bible is part of the Starter Kit for you to use
for "practice" before you jump right in and
either art journal in your every day Bible
or before you go out and purchase an expensive
note taker's Bible (which can cost quite a lot).

Other items in the Bible Journaler's Starter Kit are...


-50 (FIFTY) unofficial Project Life cards
(including PL grid cards)
-TWO (2) Project Life pens
(.01 and .05 in size)
-a role of washi tape
and CHOCOLATE!!!
(Paper Arts is not Paper Arts without chocolate!)

All of this comes in a handy dandy decorated
hard plastic case which is perfect
for taking with you anywhere the Spirit
may lead you to be in the Word
and jot down a few thoughts of inspiration
or an artful sketch or two or four :)

Once again, email for more details or to register...


Have a blessed day!
Be creative!!!



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Here's what's stampin' in 2015!


Join us for a FREE Bible Journaling 101 class!
See calendar below for dates/times.
Click HERE to learn more about this class.


All other Class Kits are available by mail when requested at least two days prior to the class date.

kellyjeanstamps@gmail.com


August 2015 Stampin’ Calendar
Sunday
Monday
Tues
Wed
Thur
Friday
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CARD CAFE
2-4:00


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19 Bible
Journaling 101
7pm-8:30pm


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22Bible
Journaling 101
10am-
11:30am
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24
Ministry Monday 9am

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OPEN STAMP NIGHT 7-10pm
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September 2015 Stampin’ Calendar
Sunday
Monday
Tues
Wed
Thur
Friday
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CARD CAFE
2-4:00


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OPEN STAMP NIGHT 7-10pm

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Ministry Monday 9am


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RSVP and preregistration is required for all stamping events. Payment can be mailed to Kelly. Refunds due to early cancellation are available until three days before event dates.  

Open Stamp Night is THREE HOURS of your very own creative stamping time.  This is YOUR NIGHT of creativity.  Just $5 allows you access to ALL of Kelly’s exclusive stamp sets, tools, and templates as well as thousands of samples (bring your camera!). Kelly will even treat you to a fun little FREE MAKE & TAKE!  

Card Cafes are open to EVERYONE and every paper crafting level of experience. Create FOUR FUN MAKE & TAKE items while attending. Card Cafes are just $15 OR FREE when you place a $25 order. All supplies are included in the cafe fee.

SCHEDULE YOUR OWN CARD CAFE... When you schedule your very own CARD CAFE, you receive gifts along with the four Make & Take items created at the CARD CAFE. Invite your friends or keep it more intimate and simply stamp with Kelly on your own (she loves having company!). Most scheduled CARD CAFEs are held at Coffee Crossing on Charlestown Rd but can be held at the location of your choice when you schedule. Stamp at your church, school, local restaraunt... you choose!  Qualifying CARD CAFE hosts receive a FIVE DOLLAR DISCOUNT!!!
Ministry Mondays is always the last Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at Coffee Crossing in New Albany.  Come help us create greeting cards and memory albums for Hospice of Southern IN as well as local churches and charities in the area.  This is a FREE event!  Please RSVP.

Visit “Always Stampin’” at http://alwaysstampin.blogspot.com for photos of class projects and more details.   

To register for any of these classes or to schedule a Card Cafe of your own, contact...
Kelly Gettelfinger, Stampin’ Up! Manager               (812) 246-1964               kellyjeanstamps@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wynne's "Garden is In Bloom" this Wednesday


I think I can finally put my life back together
now that the whirlwind of HS graduation is totally over!
We have just one more graduation party and that will be IT!
Isn't our "Photo Booth" frame freaking fun?!
You will definitely want to check back soon for
all of the fun pics we took of Wynne's graduation decorations.
From banners galore to an adorable photo booth
(I like to call it the "Smile Station"...you'll find out why)
 this place was decked out in total "Wynne vintage style!""


Today's Wynne Wednesday card (#10)
features the brand stampin' new stamp set
"Garden in Bloom."
OH how I adore this set!!!
It has a watercolor look to it so there's
no need to do anything but STAMP IT!
Ya gotta love that!

I chose my favorite CAS layout of all times.
I truly love this layout for CAS cards
because most of my CAS cards are CAS cards
for the simple fact that they are intended to be
SUPER QUICK CARDS.
When I am in a super duper hurry,
this is my "go to layout."

Simply stamp all around the edges of a
piece of neutral card stock
(Whisper White, Very Vanilla, etc.)
For this card, I used
Wisteria Wonder
Pink Pirouette
Pear Pizzaz
Marina Mist
Hello Honey
and Basic Gray.

Fill up those edges!
I mean REALLY fill them up.
But be sure to leave the center of the
card stock as open as possible
(this will depend on the size of your images.)
Finally, either stamp a phrase image or greeting
directly into the open white space in the center OR
create a punched sentiment as I did on todays


I just had to zoom in on my ribbon...
check out that literal spun gold
(no, not really)!
Didn't Stampin' Up! do a great job picking out
this beautiful embellishment for us to play with?!!!
It's so pretty and adds such a beautiful touch
IRL (In Real Life).
You HAVE to have you some!

Zip in to my ONLINE STORE today
and grab all the items you need to create this
gorgeous and super duper easy card...

Garden in Bloom
#139433

Gold Metallic Thread
#138401

Thanks for visiting!
I hope your summer has been as relaxing
as mine is about to be, wink!

KellyJean

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wynne Wednesday #9


OM... this may very well be my fave
card so far!
No... that can't be... I seriously can't pick a fave!
See, that is what I love about Paper Arts-
when you make something with
someone in particular in mind,
it's difficult not to fall in love with your art
because of the love you have for its recipient.
If you are a Paper Artist,
you know it's true!
And if you are a Paper Artist Wannabe,
I can prove it to you with the help of a bit of cocoa
and some ink, stamps, and paper :)

Seriously, contact me today...

kellyjeanstamps@gmail.com

Just like last week's
WYNNE WEDNESDAY,
I used images from Reverse Confetti
(link in last week's post).

How do ya like my sun?!!!
Isn't she just A... DOR... A... BLE?!
I used the 2-3/8" SCALLOP CIRCLE PUNCH
from Stampin' Up! and simply
fussy cut away some of the scallops.
My tiny cloud was create using the
CUPCAKE BUILDER PUNCH
(#121807)
and my big cloud was made with the
TREE BUILDER PUNCH
(#138295).
All of these items can be purchased from my

I sure hope you're having a creative day!
Thanks for dropping by!
KellyJean

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wynne Wednesday #8


I
am
in
love
with
today's
card!!!

How cute is that little bumble bee and hive from

My honeycomb paper is a digital find
I snatch up from Etsy at PixelGardenDesign.
I had it printed by
(I love love love Persnickety!!!).

And does that little tree limb
just make you want to absolutely smile?!
It was created with the brand spankin' new
from Stampin' Up!.
You can order it today in my
Use item #138295
and then be sure and check out the adorable
"Sprinkles of Life"
(#139971)
which coordinates with the punch!
SO stinkin' cute, right?!!!

This super cute, super fun card
 will be one of the very first I send to my gal.
Preacher read my gal's "advice to freshmen"
at her Baccalaureate Mass and it went a little like this...
"Be you. Make friends quickly and then do things with others.
In the words of JoJo... 'You have brains in your head
and feet in your shoes, you can go most anywhere you choose.'"
Excellent advice if I do say so myself :)

Thanks for visiting today and
here's wishing you a day you can just
"BEE" YOU!

Blessings,
KellyJean

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wynne Wednesday #7


As I create this post and schedule it for my next
I am taking a break from the grad parties and
the party planning and the senior events and
all the hoopla going on around me.
My baby girl graduates tomorrow!

People act like they are just amazed at
how well I am "keeping it together."
I can't help but giggle when they say this
or when they ask if I am alright.
I will admit... I am a cry-er... happy... sad...
I'm not choose-y, HA!
There are just certain things that really tug at my heart.
And if I have to SPEAK about something
that tugs at my heart... just forget it!
You might as well buy stock in a tissue company!

But with all of my baby girl's "lasts,"
I really haven't felt the need to "lose it."
I keep thinking I will... but then it just doesn't come.
It's when I am alone in my studio and
and out of the blue... not even thinking about anything
that my tears flow with relenting fervor.
What the hexagon?!
I don't even feel like I'm crying about
my baby girl... I'm just crying!
It feels like it's the dumbest thing.
Anywho...

I'm not crying about all of the amazing "lasts"
because she has an even more amazing "first"
to come our way soon and THAT is when I know
this mum is going to open the flood gates!
Her college is so far away and
that is going to just drive me a bit insane!

So my Wynne Wednesdays are just as much
encouragement for my gal as they are
therapy for ME :)

My WW card today features
some super cute images by
and was totally inspired
(via MY PINTEREST)
by the very gorgeous

I used Copics to color my images and
STAMPIN' UP!'s Happy Heart embossing folder.

I think this one should perk up my gal's day
once she's far far away!
(Pitty me only for my poor rhyming and
not for my pitiful dread for the future, HA!)

Thanks for visiting!
Even if you don't stamp,
consider sending someone (or someoneS)
a card on a regular basis.
Let's say... you decide to send someone -anyone-
a card... every Monday or maybe even
just once a month... say the first Monday of the month
so it's super easy to remember.
DO IT!
I dare ya!
You're going to be amazed at the joy
you will bring... not only to someone else's soul
but to your very own :)
Should you decide to take me up on my advice,
I'd love for you to comment back here
and let me know the outcome of
your newest adventure.
Go on now... mark your calendar!
Either make a few cards or
purchase some at the store...
or order them from ME...
I am more than happy to help you with this challenge!
And then... MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Sunshine doesn't "just" happen...
SOMEONE "MAKES" IT HAPPEN!!!
Praise the Lord!

Chat with you next time!
KellyJean