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, March 28, 2015

LAST CHANCE FOR Sale-A-Bration...


I HAVE ANOTHER $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO
GIVE AWAY TO ANY ORDER OF $50 OR MORE!!!

YOU HAVE TO ACT FAST AND ORDER
BEFORE SUNDAY, MARCH 29 AT MIDNIGHT!

USE THE HOSTESS CODE
YZGADS9W
WHEN YOU VISIT MY ONLINE STORE
AND YOUR NAME WILL GO INTO
A DRAWING FOR A $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE!

REMEMBER IT'S SALE-A-BRATION
SO YOU'RE ABLE TO CHOOSE A FREE GIFT
AND THEN YOU JUST MIGHT WIN...
HOW EXCITING IS THAT?!!!

Contact me with any questions you may have.
I am stamping 2 serve U,
KellyJean

Friday, March 27, 2015

Open Stamp Night - TONIGHT


So I've been feeling a little heavy hearted lately
(lots of reasons... some just aren't for chatting)
and it's been REALLY challenging for me to
JUST DO IT
(regardless of whatever "it" might be.)
Ever feel that way?
Ya, I know you do... or at least have.

-It's been awhile since I've posted to my blog.
-I have lots of happy mail to get to the post.
-My house is super dusty.
-My studio... OI! Don't even look in my studio!

For some folks, the weather has much to do
with their mood which is why I love love love
this adorable little chick tag
we will be stampin' up at TONIGHT's

OPEN STAMP NIGHT
6:00-10:00pm
and
STAMP CLUB gathering
6:00-7:00pm.

This adorable little tag just shouts
SPRING
and makes me feel all sunshine-y inside
(even though it is literally snowing outside right now!)

Did you miss the chance to RSVP?
No worries!
You are still more than welcome to attend.

Open Stamp Night (OSN) is just $5!
You make a FREE Make&Take project
AND you enjoy four hours of doing
whatever you want to do!!!
OM, that sounds fun -right?!
Have access to all of my stamp sets,
tools, gadgets, templates, samples!
BRING YOUR CAMERA!
And bring a friend... because we all know stamping
is way more fun with friends!!!

Stamp Club is for EVERYONE!
And the best part is STAMP CLUB IS FREE!!!
You do not have to be a member to attend.
Simply place a minimum $15 order
while attending Stamp Club
and the FREE Make&Take is yours to...
well, make... and take!

Tonight's STAMP CLUB project is
the adorable little CHICK TAG seen here
AND a bottle of jelly beans!
How cute is that?!
(NOTE: The cute little bottle just might
end up being a cute little silver pail
since I was unable to snatch up
enough of the bottles.)

RSVP is always required for my events
as this gives me an idea of how many
class kits to prep... however,
you are more than welcome to come
and take advantage of
OPEN STAMP NIGHT
as our free make&takes for this event
are always plenty on hand.
So if you missed the chance to RSVP,
just come and enjoy anyway!


***

On a more personal note...
I think another reason I am feeling so sluggish lately is that I have a million and one things "changing" in my life right now. My marriage is shifting to a new place (not a bad one... not necessarily a good one but just one that is bound to happen after 25 years of marriage), my business is taking a different route than it use to, I feel God asking me to lead a Bible study but leaders already within the study are telling me otherwise, and my daughter is about to graduate from high school and embark on college quite a distance away. Whoa! That is a ton of change! Other little things are happening as well but the biggies are listed.

I feel really bad for people who suffer depression when change hits their lives. (psst... if that might be you, please know I am hugging you at this very moment through the cyber space between us!) I tend to feel sad from time to time about the changes in my life but I wouldn't consider my sadness to be "depression." To be honest, perhaps depression is a bit like "beauty..." it's in the eye of the beholder... possibly a "mind over matter" thing to some degree. (Yes, to some degree... as I know many deal with a chemical imbalance of the body which accounts for many depressions. THAT kind of depression is a whole other topic. Please know I love you deeply, dear one, if this is a depression seeming to rule your days.)

I still feel JOYFUL even though the changes taking place in my life have me a bit heavy hearted. I know exactly where my joy IS... where it COMES FROM... and where it can SAFELY BE PLACED.


I can't explain it but I sure wish everyone could experience it as I do! Therefore, I wish I could explain it better. Did you know we are actually commanded to "not be sad?!" That is almost bizarre to think that it is something we are told NOT to DO... wait... did you see that?! Did you catch that?! Listen to this verse...


God gives us all kinds of emotions... ALL kinds... happy, sad, angry, joyful. He created us in a way that He WANTS us to experience each and every one of them... right down to feeling depressed... or so mad we could just SPIT! What He instructs us NOT... is to BE the negative... or the positive if it is not the right time for it (read Ecclesiastes 3 to better understand). Therefore, I can FEEL sad... but to BE sad... especially if it means for too long a period of time... is simply unhealthy. And THAT is from what God wants to protect us.

I know there is a reason for this season... even though I wish I had a dear friend (or mother or sister) with whom I could chat about my sadness (and not have them feel "sorry" for me... thus taking on the mistake of giving me all kinds of worldly or self-righteous advice.) We find in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."

So the reason for this season?

Although I can't explain my JOY in spite of my sadness, dear friend (who has been sweet enough to put up with my ramblings thus far... hugs for reading all of this, wink) dear friend, know that I understand I may be going through what I am going through so as to lift YOU... even if it is a cyber lift. It would be my honor to pray for you should you feel like you have no one to turn to and could use an unbiased "friend." Please feel free to leave a comment as all of my comments are set to wait my approval before posting. I will not post your comment should you ask me not to do so. OR feel free to contact me privately... kellyjeanstamps@gmail.com

Thanks for visiting today. And thanks for making it this far!
Be blessed... through the changes and otherwise,
KellyJean

PS... Getting together with others for whatever reason is SO important in finding your JOY within the sadness! This is one reason why I am REALLY looking forward to tonight's OSN!!! I love seeing these ladies and listening to their laughter! Here's wishing you something FUN TO DO today!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Super Fast, Super Fun, Super Easy, Affordable Cards


Have you played with the
PROJECT LIFE supplies from
Stampin' Up! yet?!
OM!
I love how quick and easy they make it
for me to record my memories.
But what I love even more
is how fun, fast, easy, and affordable
these great kits make my
CARD MAKING!!!

Did you know that the
PROJECT LIFE CARD COLLECTIONS
have two sizes of journaling cards
-both are the perfect size for a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card!
Tape them to the card with some
fabulous WASHI TAPE
(which happens to come in every
PROJECT LIFE ACCESSORY KIT)
and your card is as good as "go to the mailbox!"
Add in a stamped image or two
and your greeting card just became
a bit more heartfelt and loved <3 p="">


How about we get together and
you see for yourself how
fun, fast, easy, and affordable
it is to use these great kits
to make your greeting cards?!

ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE NEVER
JOINED ME FOR A CARD CLASS,
THIS IS THE CLASS FOR YOU!
You will truly be amazed at how
quickly the PL process is...
whether it's making a memory album
or a greeting card,
Project Life is just amazing!

Don't let the large fee of this class detour you.
Your $50 will give you SO MUCH
product for you to continue to make
more greeting card (or memory pages)
for days and days on end!
PLUS... there's FREE PRODUCT!
That's always a good thing!

REGISTER BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE...


Because you get to choose your own
Project Life supplies and stamp set,
each greeting card will vary.
Here are a few samples I popped together
to show you each of the
Project Life Card Collections
(page 189 Annual Catalog and
page 47 Occasions Catalog)...



Each greeting card hosts a great PL card
on the INSIDE as well as the outside!
Embellishments can be added
to really make your card a
WOW card!


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

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It's Official!


"O'happy day, to ya!"
(said in my best Irish voice, wink)
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

My gal is always doodling
and I am always looking over her shoulder
with a "gasp! can I have that digi file?!"
I just love this sketch she did of
her "Wake Up, Winnie!"
I had to color up a few of them...
ya know, so it would feel like a
SLEEP OVER! HA!


I have TWO "official announcements" to make...
one:
Always Stampin' is REAL WEBSITE!
Yay! No more ".blogspot" yada yada.
It's just www.alwaysstampin.com
WHOOHOO!

and two:
has announced another release of
my Wynne's WINNIE!!!
(Gah! I'm so excited!)
Introducing...


And this time we have
How fun is that?! 


I'm patiently waiting
(who am I kidding!)
my shipment for this combo!
I can not wait to get my stampy fingers
on those super cute rain boots!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH
TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE
CONTACTED ME IN SOME WAY
LETTING ME KNOW
YOU'VE ORDERED SOME OF
MY GAL'S "WINNIE" IMAGES!
AND THANK YOU ALSO
TO THOSE OF YOU
WHO HAVE MENTIONED
SUCH SWEET WORDS
OF COMPLIMENT FOR MY GAL!
MY HEART IS LITERALLY
EXPLODING!!!

Check out more of Wynne's goodness
on Instagram @a_walk_in_the_art

Once upon a time, I loved to color.
I use to ask Santa for tracing paper so
I could literally TRACE
all of my coloring book pages
My mum always said I colored
too quickly and we couldn't afford to buy a
coloring book every time we visited the store.
What a memory, huh?!

Now that I am a Paper Artist
(and yes, I truly believe it is an art form),
I have avoided coloring at all costs.
Don't ask me why... weird.
Stampin' Up! never really offered proper
coloring tools, like Copics etc.
(Yes, I am sad about the Blendies... sniff).
I am more of a "let's stamp as quick as possible
so we can give it away as often as possible"
 kind of stamper.
Coloring takes a bit more time.
I have very little interest in
coloring flowers or scenery
(which is mostly what SU! has to offer.)
But NOW that I have such
A... DOR... A... BLE
WINNIE IMAGES
to color, I can hardly contain myself!!!

So please excuse my feeble attempt
to color like the pros...
but I am SO EXCITED to learn!
I feel like a little kid again...
one who no longer has to purchase
tracing paper because this one
gave birth to the coloring book artist!
hehehe...

Thanks for visiting!
I really appreciate you stopping by!
PS... If you won BLOG CANDY from the
COFFEE LOVER'S SPRING BLOG HOP,
hang tight... mail is being taken to the post soon :)



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March Big Shot Kits Available




All three projects for just $20
(POSTAGE INCLUDED!)

Everything is trimmed, scored, punched
and ready for you to stamp and assemble!


Email to order you kit today...



Thanks so much for visiting!
I hope you have a creative day!
Blessings,
KellyJean


Monday, March 9, 2015

Thank You and The Winner Is...


Did you leave a comment on one of my


There was BLOG CANDY offered on each post
(excluding one)
and it's time to announce some winners...



MARILYNN DEGROOT
You won the "YES! Winnie" images!



 JERRI of  Coloring Outside the LineZ
You won some super cute COFFEE STIR STICKS!



MELISSA BOVE
You won the "WAKE UP, WINNIE" images!



ALEXANDRA RAOULT
You won the "WINNIE'S HERO" images of Spidey!



And last but certainly not least,
ITZIAR FERRET
You won some
FREE SALE-A-BRATION RIBBON!

Please contact me with your
"pony express" contact info so I can
mail these freebies out to you
ASSAP
(As Stampingly Soon As Possible)!

I would love nothing more than for you winners
of my daughter's exclusive images
to create something super fun
and then link it back to my blog OR
simply email me with a pic of your
amazing creativity!



What do ya think about today's card?
Anyone in the mood for some
HAPPY MAIL?!
The first person to comment ON THIS POST
will receive today's adorable TY card :)

Thanks go to my girlie for lending me
the digi file for such a super cute image!
Check out her Instagram account
@a_walk_in_the_art

Thank you ALL again and again
for commenting and visiting!
Be blessed today!
KellyJean

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cocoa Makes Everything Better



There is certainly something missing from
this card, wouldn't you agree?

Let's see if we can gather an idea of
what might be missing by visiting

http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2015/02/spring-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

Yes! That's it!
COFFEE!
Or in MY case...
COCOA!!!


That's better :)

Since the hop over at Coffee Lover's Blog
is all about SPRING and COFFEE (eh hem... cocoa),
you'll find a BIT more warmth in the next card.


Like I said... a BIT :)

Actually, I really am missing my liquid heaven today.
Our area received 10"-15" of snow last night.
UGH!
The hubster stopped by the grocery
last night before it got too crazy outside
and did he bring me home an itty bitty surprise?
(insert major sad face)
NO.
The weather got so crazy
Coffee Crossing actually CLOSED EARLY
AND they closed today as well!
WHA?!
IKR!
hehehe...

To be quite honest with you,
this is one reason why I love that place.
To keep his employees, as well as customers, safe
Alan (store owner) cancels if he has to.
THAT warms my heart!
(nearly as much as the cocoa warms my tummy, HA)

BLOG CANDY
Don't you just love that ribbon?!
Stampin' Up! always has the BEST freebies
for their SAB (Sale-A-Bration) promo!
Want some of this spring-y ribbon?
Leave a comment and I will be giving
some away when the CLSBH is wrapped up :)


Although I am really really tired of the cold weather
and especially tired of the snow,
I am glad God is in control and His promises
are trustworthy and faithful.
There really IS a time for everything...
and this too shall pass.

I hope the only "storm" you're experiencing
is one that is as white as the one here in my area.
We never really know others' storms.
Be kind today.

Thanks so much for visiting!
KellyJean

Want more creative inspiration?
Be sure to visit

http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/02/fusion-bowties-and-other-things.html


as well as the
Although my Spring-y card may not be
considered "acceptable" as a CAS,
the other two certainly are.
Please leave NICE COMMENTS.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cocoa... my hero

Continuing to hop right along with
some very talented people over at the

http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2015/02/spring-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

I'm not a coffee drinker but LOVE LOVE LOVE
all the fun coffee, cocoa, tea images available
on the market these days.
And although I am not a big fan of coffee,
cocoa IS my hero...


Wait... cocoa is NOT my hero, hehehe.
Whoever BRINGS me cocoa is my hero!
Yes, that's it. hehehe

So yesterday was my son's
SUPER SIXTEENth BIRTHDAY!
(This mum's not sure she can handle this, wink.)
I asked my little artsy fartsy daughter
to draw a cake or something
for her brother... nothing fancy...
a cupcake would do.
And she decides to draw THIS...

Instagram @a_walk_in_the_art

Sigh... yes, I've raised an over-achiever.
And a darn good one!
You go, Wynne-girl!!!


Of course I had to play with the image!
What a huge temptation for a paper artist, right?!
To have fantastic images just at your finger tips,
waiting for some paper and ink... oh my!

Obviously the card above is my son's.
Although he might think I was pretty funny
if I decided to give him the one below.
hehehe

Would you like some "Spidey" images?
Leave a comment ON THIS POST
and I will draw a lucky winner
to receive a few RAK images of
"Birthday Spidey" by Wynne.

It would be great if you would follow
"Always Stampin'"
and if you are on Instagram,
it would be fun if you followed me
@always_stampin
and my crazy artistic daughter, Wynne
@a_walk_in_the_art
BUT so totally NOT needed to win :)


I felt "challenged" to submit a CAS
(Clean And Simple) card to the
My first card might not be so simple
but it is very "clean" in appearance.
I would say my son's birthday card is very simple
but just in case someone thought differently,
I thought maybe I would "simplify" a bit more.
Add a few crayons and the card becomes
THE GIFT.

The challenge is titled "This makes me happy!"
And we are asked to share something
about the card and why it makes us happy.
1. I totally dig Marvel comics.
(bet ya didn't know that about me)
2. My daughter and her talents make me
CRAZY happy!
3. MY SON IS SIXTEEN Y'ALL!!!
and
4. Someone left a "not-so-nice" comment
for me recently
and a friend of mine noticed.
Without knowing it bothered me,
she texted me and perked me right up.
THAT made me very happy!
Thx, Sharon!

And thanks to ALL of you for visiting
(especially if you decide to leave a NICE comment)!
Have a very creative day!
KellyJean

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Coffee Understands.


My girl has been doodling!
She whipped up the gal at her desk to portray
the day she had at school several days back.
As soon as I saw her doodle,
I couldn't help but
see a cup of coffee on that desk!
(Even though no one in our family
drinks coffee. HA!)
So I "asked"
(more like "bugged the crackers out of her")
for her to sketch me out a cup
to go along with this adorable hipster.

The verse was simply printed on the computer.
The word(s) "coffee" were stamped
and then trimmed from SU!'s

Would you like to have this image?
Be sure to read below.
And check out the
for tons more prizes and gifts!



How about that
BLOG CANDY?!

1. Follow my blog.
2. If you are an IGer, follow my gal
@a_walk_in_the_art
and me @always_stampin
3. Leave a comment and let me know.

You might want to either leave
your contact info in your comment or
at least be sure there is a way
to reach you when you win.

I'll be sending a few of the images
(minus the verse) seen here on this card!
FREE WINNIE IMAGES!!!
Squee!!!



Check out my gals other fun images
with Sweet'n Sassy Stamps...

and

Her Spring set was JUST announced.
You're going to love...



Thanks so much for visiting!
I will be back with my
"On a more personal note..."
after the
COFFEE LOVER'S
SPRING BLOG HOP.
Trust me, I have some "venti-ing" to do :)


PS... I drew inspiration for my card from the

http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/02/fusion-bowties-and-other-things.html

and decided to join the
"Anything Goes" Challenge


as well as the "Anything Goes" Challenge
over at SISTER ACT.


Be blessed today!
KellyJean

Monday, March 2, 2015

What's in Your Coffee Cup?


Still hoppin' over at the

This hop is not just for coffee lovers...
cocoa crazies and tea-riffic people are welcome!
If you frequent my blog at all,
you already know my liquid heaven of choice :)

Coffee Crossing in New Albany
make the BEST cocoa every made.
(seriously)
It's like drinking a Hershey bar!
(And no, not like what ya add to your ice cream.)



The card created here was intended
as a GIFT CARD HOLDER
and it works perfectly.
Even after adding the gift card,
it fits right into an A2 sized envelope.
Check out what else fits perfectly in my mug...


CHOCOLATE, of course!
Cute, right?

I used the Circle and Oval Framelits
from Stampin' Up! to create this perfect mug.
The handle was created with
the 1-3/8" and 2" Circle Punches.
And the stamp images are in
my daughter, Wynne's stamp sets

and

You can find both of these great sets

If you're in my area and would like
to know more about how I made my mug,
plan on attending our next
BIG SHOT CLASS
on Sunday, March 8
2:00-4:00pm.
RSVP is required to attend.
Email to register...


I have a SUPER DUPER surprise
from Wynne for my next post!
You will def want to check back tomorrow!

PS... I've decided to enter this card in
"Anything Goes" Card Challenge.
Check it out!

PSS... Also received some inspiration from

http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/02/fusion-bowties-and-other-things.html

PSSS... I thought it would be fun to go for
a whole bunch of fun challenges with
this one so be sure to check out

Thanks so much for "hopping" on
to visit and be sure to check out the other
great cards at the

Blessings,
KellyJean

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Extra Large Coffee Cup Pocket Card


Thought I'd make another entry for the


How about that super cute greeting?
You (and cocoa) made my day!
hehehe
The "you made my day" is by
Stampin' Up! and from the stamp set
Click on the title to order from my store.
The ampersand is also by SU!
and is from the stamp set
The word "cocoa" is by
Sweet'n Sassy Stamps and is in the set titled


This is a stamp set designed my
daughter (senior in HS) who was recently
hired as a stamp designer for
SQUEE!!!
(...please forgive me...
the bragging will only last a bit longer. HA!)
Check out my Wynne's fun artwork on
Instagram @a_walk_in_the_art

I love making these Gift Card Holders!
I usually make a smaller size... one that would
be the equivalent to a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" size.
This time, I wanted to "GO BIG."
Let's see if I can share a few words of instruction...

1. Trim card stock to measure 4-1/4" x 11".

2. Score at 2" and 10".

3. Fold on each scored line.

4. Pencil mark 1/2" IN from corner
on the largest fold's score line (FOLDED).

5. Using Paper Trimmer, trim from pencil mark to
the opposite corner (with folds FOLDED).

6. Add adhesive to the SIDES of the
largest scored area, creating a "pocket."

7. Trim another piece of card stock to measure
4-1/4" x 8".

8. Adhere this piece of card stock
to the smaller scored area, creating a card.

9. Lid of cup card measures 1-1/4" x 5"
(larger piece) and 1" x 4-1/4".

10. Decorate and embellish as desired.

Give it a try!
I'd love for you to revisit and
share a link to your creation!!!


Good grief... the only gift card I could find was a
Build A Bear card! HA!
A Coffee Crossing gift card sure would look good here.
(smacking forehead)

But hey! Guess what else fits very nicely
into this adorable Coffee Cup Pocket Card...

CHOCOLATE!!!


I love that you decided to visit!
So let me say thanks by offering a bit of
BLOG CANDY :)
I don't have much to offer but
see that little coffee stick
peeking out from the lid of my
Coffee Cup Pocket Card?
Leave a comment here and when the hop
is all finished (March 7),
I will draw for someone to win about
20 of those super cute little stir sticks! Fun, huh?!
Be sure your contact info is in your comment
so I can contact you when you win!

You will find some A... MAZ... ING... ideas
when you visit the
Take some time and really enjoy it.
Leave some love (comment) on each post.
And if you're feelin' creative,
join the hop... CREATE SOMETHING!
Even if you don't have a blog,
there are ways to join
AND...
there are PA-RIZES to be won!!!
So what are ya waiting for?!
BE CREATIVE!!!

Thanks so much for visiting!
Blessings always,
KellyJean