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, 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!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Glue Dots and CardMaker Blog Hop

Have GLUE DOTS, we'll travel!

That's my motto!
Whether card making, scrapbooking,
or my fave... Bible journaling,
I love my personal travel paper arts kits!
These are little kits I put together
in super sweet compact compartments
to take with me when I travel long distances
or for when I have visits I know
I will be spending time
doing a considerable amount of waiting
such as the school pick up line,
doctor's appointments, etc.

I hope you enjoy this tip I have for you today
which features one of my all-time favorite products...
Mini Glue Dots, to be exact.
I have an entire storage unit for my Mini Glue Dots.
It's one of the products I use more than any other.

Be sure to hop along today's Blog Hop with
(this link is where your creative journey begins)
(all blog hop links can be found at the end of this post)
to check out all of the amazing tips and ideas
we have to offer you today!

You should have softly landed here from
and then make your way next to

Now... on with one of
my absolute fave things to do with my
I really hope you enjoy it :)

As most of you know,
I am a HUGE fan of
Bella Blvd and Illustrated Faith.
(scroll down to previous post to see my fandom)
When I purchase a set of their super adorable
Paper Pieces Die Cut Prompts,
the first thing I do is open the fun lil package and
then add a Mini Glue Dot to each die cut.
(see photo above)

I always have a journal with me.
Sometimes it's a note taker's journal,
sometimes it's my Bible journaling journal.
I like to add a transparency page
to the last page of all my journals.
This is the perfect place to add my
die cut pieces and little strips of Washi Tape.

You can see how I simply trim down
the transparency sheet to fit my journal
and then connect it to my journal page
with a long strip of Washi Tape.
I usually have little strips of Washi Tape
all over the back side of my transparency page
but removed them so that you can
better visualize how the die cuts
are added using Mini Glue Dots.

Then when I am traveling or out & about,
I can simply open to my transparency page
and grab a die cut piece and some Washi Tape
and BOOM! Instant creativity!

Create your own die cut pieces using
stamps, ink, and a die cutting tool.
Make yourself a little journal,
transparency page included,
and then travel with it.
Grab a few pre-folded cards
and just enough supplies to
allow you to make up all kinds of
beautiful greetings while you travel.
You can do the same with
just about any Paper Crafting love.

It all starts with...
(psst... visit the Glue Dots blog for a giveaway!)

Thanks for visiting today!
Enjoy the hop and
have a creative day!

Kelly Gettelfinger: www.alwaysstampin.com
Catherine Scanlon: http://cmscanlon.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 30, 2016

Bella Blvd & CardMaker Blog Hop!

Welcome! Welcome!
I am SO excited to see you today!!!
How's the hopping so far?!
I'll keep the chit chat to a minimum
because I have a TON of fun ideas for you :)
and you have a ton of hopping to do!

Today CardMaker Magazine has teamed up with
Illustrated Faith & Bella Blvd
to bring you an AMAZING Blog Hop!
Two of my absolute FAVORITES!!!

You should have hopped your way
to my little creative corner

When you're all finished here with me,
hop on over to Nancy Damiano's

But before you go any further...

Be sure to start at

and remember to visit
because there you will find a
super crazy, super nice, super duper

That's right!
Every thing in the pic above
could be YOURS!!!

And if you happen to lose your spot
along the hop,
just jump back my way
and find links to all of the
participating Design Team Members
at the end of this post.

This is going to be fun!
Are you ready?!

Illustrated Faith and Bella Blvd.
are leaders in the industry when it comes
to providing folks with
exceptional Bible Journaling supplies.

At my desk (or at least always near)
are my basket filled with
IF goodies (above),
and my IF paints, tools
and tub full of Devotionals-
which you can find at the
Illustrated Faith online store.

Someone got a tad bit jealous
of all the photos I was taking sooo...

Obviously, my favorite thing
to do with IF products is
Bible Journaling.

I painted the page above,
stamped the butterflies from the
Fly Free and the title from
Homespun stamp sets,
added number stickers,
and finished off with a few
enamel hearts.

I absolutely love how
this adorable greeting card
turned out with all the fun IF goodies!
And just look at how cute that
Washi taped envelope is!
IF Washi tape is some of my
fave fave FAVEorite!!!

I made my card so the coffee cup
can be removed from the grass.
One of the sweetest parts
about the IF die cut pieces
is the Scripture reference
on the back of each piece.
So many people tell me,
"I don't know where to begin"
when they first start Bible Journaling.
That's what so nice about
these die cut prompts
from Illustrated faith...
they give you a place to begin.
LOVE that!!!

A little Washi tape for my greeting
and DONE!
Ready to mail to my sweet niece!

Alright... I solemnly confess...
I am addicted to MINI ALBUMS.
There, I said it.
It's out in the open.
Now I can feel free to make
as many of these
A... DOR... A... BLE
File Folder Journals
as I like. HA!

One simple file folder,
trimmed one time
and folded
to create this fun little treasure!
Use it as a mini album,
junk journal, diary, list keeper,
I love the size because
it easily fits in my
car, purse, Bible bag, gym bag...
basically ANYWHERE.
And just look how stinkin' cute
it is with all those fun
Illustrated Faith embellishments!

Where you see the baker's twine,
writing paper is tucked under the twine
and more can be added and added
and added and... well,
you get the idea.
I love making these cute little journals
grow and grow and grow!

There's even a side pocket
for my photos, ticket stubs, receipts,
IF journaling cards, or anything
else I might want to savor.


The stamp set featured in the photo above
is found in one of the Devo Kits
offered by Illustrated Faith.
Be sure to check those out!

Every now and then
I like to add my own sketchy goodness
to my IF Bible Journaling pages.
I really enjoyed how my whale
turned out looking so
proud of himself.
If you know the story of
Jonah and the whale,
then you know
this whale was honored
to do the will of God
by swallowing up
one run-away-Jonah
just to hurl him out on a beach
near Nineveh.
And if you don't know the story,
it's certainly one
you will find very interesting.
Trust me!

There ya have it!
I hope you enjoyed all the
colorful samples
I have to share with you.
That is one of the things I like most
about Illustrated Faith...
thanks to the expertise of
Bella Blvd,
these products are packed full of
and fun!

Thanks for hopping along today
and for dropping by to say "hi!"
I love your comments.
Keep them sweet
and I'll be sweetly blessed indeed.

Here's a list of the entire hop...

Catherine Scanlon (http://cmscanlon.blogspot.com/)
Juliana Michaels (http://www.17turtles.com/)
Kelly Gettelfinger (http://www.alwaysstampin.com/)