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

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

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Popping In to Say...

YOU COULD WIN!!!


Click on the photo above to find out all the details.
I hope you have a creative day!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

FREE Chalkboard


At Stampin' Up!
SALE-A-BRATION
is in full swing!
Its the best time of the year for SU! enthusiasts
since we can choose a FREE GIFT
for every $50 order placed!

I will be officially "sale-a-brating" this special
time of year at the next
CARD CAFE
Sunday, February 7
at Coffee Crossing in New Albany
2:00-4:00(ish)

I have FIVE of the super cute chalkboards
seen in this post.
I am giving all five away
to the FIRST FIVE stampers
who register by email and pay
(cafe fee of $20 due by mail no later than Feb. 3)
for the Card Cafe on February 7.

Can't come to the Card Cafe but want that
super duper cute chalkboard?
No worries... one of the first five $50 orders
placed online using the following Hostess Code
will receive their very own chalkboard.

HOSTESS CODE...
BURVDVN4


Remember to flip through the SAB catalog
and pick out your FREE GIFT
with those $50 orders...


And be sure to do most of your flippin'
through the Occasions Catalog...


If you have any questions,
feel free to contact me.


you is kind.
you is smart.
you is important.

...and I'm so glad you visited today!
Thanks!
Be blessed,
KellyJean

Monday, January 11, 2016

Hugs and Kisses Box Tutorial

 

Welcome to
MAKE IT MONDAY!
For 2016, one thing I would like to resolve
is to SHARE more with the creative peeps in the world.
I love to share (eh hem... I'm a SU! demonstrator, sooooo)
and I love to hear from you when you've enjoyed
finding a really cool idea on my site.
I truly believe our abilities come from God
and when you let me know you've found something
creative and inspiring here at Always Stampin',
then I have yet another reason to give glory to my Father.
And I so love doing that!


A few days ago, I posted a video to my YouTube channel,
on how to create the
HUGS & KISSES BOX.
The box in the video features the super fun VW Bug
found in the "Beautiful Ride" stamp set by SU!.

Here's the video in case you haven't had
a chance to check it out...



I created the box in the video with measurements
compatible to create FOUR boxes
from just one sheet of card stock measuring 8-1/2" x 11".

Today I've added a photographed tutorial
which shows you how to create the
HUGS & KISSES BOX
with just a bit bigger dimensions
so that it is easier to close the box without
having to have the VW Bug or any other image
attached to the front of it.
I prefer the following measurements
but as I stated earlier,
FOUR boxes from just one sheet of card stock
is always a nice little plus when
creating bulk number of gifts such as
VALENTINE'S DAY TREATS.

Let's check out the larger measurements.
Are you ready to get started?


Above you see what all will be needed to create the
HUGS & KISSES BOX
shown in the photos above.


Begin with a piece of Designer Series Paper OR
card stock measuring 4-1/5" x 5"

(THAT measurement is the only thing different
from the box created in the video... some score areas
will be a bit different due to this measurement
but not really super noticeable.
So it is still very beneficial to look at this tutorial
as well as watch the video. You'll get the idea.)

With the 5" edge to the TOP of the trimmer,
score at 1/2", 1-1/2", 3-1/2", and 4-1/2"
(shown above).


Quarter turn the paper and score at
1/2", 1-1/2", 2-1/2", and 3-1/2".
How's THAT for easy to remember?!

Then with the 1/2" scored line to the LEFT,
scoot the card stock so that it is at 3"
and trim from the innermost scored lines
TOWARD THE OUTER EDGES
creating little "slits" in the paper
(see below).



Next trim away all four corners as shown in the photo above.


Create tiny "slits" in the small tabs
as shown in the photo above.


Trim away angled "slivers" of each tab edge
as shown in the photo above.


Add adhesive to all four small tabs
(as shown above).


Connect two tabs at a time, creating the box
(as shown above and then below).


THAT is how to create the
HUGS & KISSES BOX!
Decorate and embellish as desired.

See how I decorated the box shown
in this post with the continued tutorial below.


Wrap the box with Washi Tape.
I'm using "It's My Party" Washi Tape
(#140556 from the Occasions Catalog).


Stamp "hugs and kisses" image from
the stamp set "Beautiful Ride"
(#140738 from the Occasions Catalog)
using Mint Macaron Classic Ink.


Punch the hugs and kisses image using the
Word Window Punch
(#119857).


Punch a super cute little heart using the
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
(#133787)


Add to the heart a Mint Macaron enamel dot
from the "It's My Party" collection
(#140554 from the Occasions Catalog).

Use Dimensionals (#104430) to adhere
created embellishments to the box.


Thank you so much for visiting!
I'd love to hear how much you enjoyed this tutorial!
Better yet, I'd love to see what YOU
come up with having been inspired
by this tutorial!!!
Leave me some lovin' in the comments below.
Thanks!
Have a blessed and creative day!
KellyJean