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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

End of the Year MDS Postcard


Aren't they absolutely amazing?!!!
Every year... every single year
that I have served as a teacher in the
Primary/Junior (Elementary) Department
of (CBS) Community Bible Study,
I say the exact same thing...
I HAVE THE BEST CLASS EVER!!!

I may have one or two of the same students
since I teach 4th, 5th, and 6th graders
but most of the students
are new to my class each year.
One thing that always
remains the same...
my students are 
AWESOME!!!

The photo above
was taken on the first day of class.
I used it with
MY DIGITAL STUDIO
to quickly print up (at home)
reminder post cards
about what to bring to our
end-of-the-year PARTY.

With the help of the
"This and That Retro Fresh"
Designer Kit,
the post card turned out adorable!
I can't wait to send them
to each of my students!


How about I show you
how quick and easy
it is to use MDS
for all your greeting needs?!

Let's meet you
Coffee Crossing in New Albany
(or a convenient area of your choosing).
No need to purchase the program
for us to get together.
I will bring my laptop and samples.
I will even treat you to a little
stampin' digi something-something!

Contact me today...



Have you heard of (CBS)
COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY?

It is a non-denominational Bible study
where we focus on our likenesses
in CHRIST
instead of our differences in religion.
Many home-school families
view the CBS format of study
as part of their regular learning curriculum.
CBS is all over the world.
Ask me about a CBS in your are...


or visit the CBS website...









Monday, April 21, 2014

FREE SHIPPING FROM STAMPIN' UP!!

WOOHOO!!!


Free Shipping AND...


ANNUAL RETIRED LIST!!!
What more could a stamper ask for?!

Click the links below to view BOTH lists...



Here are some things to remember for
BOTH promotions...

FREE SHIPPING
runs for
FIVE DAYS ONLY
April 21 - April 25

Please use the HOSTESS CODE
9J6FEW37

The RETIRED LIST includes BOTH
stamp sets as well as accessories this year.
This means ALL ITEMS are on an
"as supplies last" basis.
That means you will want to check the list
DAILY
to see what you might have missed.
Feel free to order
DAILY
since there is
FREE SHIPPING!!!

The Retired List is available
April 21 - June 4.

Items from the brand stampin' new
Annual Catalog
will be available to order on June 2.

What a fun and exciting time to be a
Paper Arts Enthusiast!

Do you like the samples seen here?
Want to stamp them up for yourself?
Let's meet at the
CARD CAFE
(you choose the date and time)
I will bring everything we need to
make the items of your choice.
Bring your friends!
They will love you for it!

Contact me right now...









Saturday, April 19, 2014

Just a Bit of MDS


It's fun to mix
MY DIGITAL STUDIO
with rubber stamps and ink!
The possibilities are absolutely
ENDLESS!

I can't stop using the stamp set
"COOL KID"
with these super fun word bubbles
I created using MDS
(My Digital Studio)!


Check out THIS POST
for a few more details on how the
word bubbles were created.


And then be sure to check out the
Occasions Catalog
and the stamp set
"Cool Kid."
That pup is so... well... COOL!

Schedule a
MDS SIP & STAMP
with me
and I will show you just how
My Digital Studio works.
We'll even stamp up a really fun card like this one!

You don't have to have MDS or
even a computer to schedule a
SIP & STAMP.
We'll meet at Coffee Crossing and
I will bring the computer
AND the goods!

I can't wait to hear from ya...


Hope your heart "soars" today!



Supplies
MDS:  Word Bubble Punch
Stamps:  Cool Kid
Inks:  Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight... Soft Sky Marker
Card Stock/Papers:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush   
Tools:  2-1/2" Circle Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch, Small Heart Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Fringe Scissors, Paper Piercing Tool. Stampin' Sponge
Other:  Whisper White Baker's Twine, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Friday, April 18, 2014

Super Quick Gift with MDS


One of our long time friends
recently received the Eagle Scout Award.
Even though this gift may seem like
quite the "unofficial" gift for an
Eagle Scout...
it certainly is the perfect gift
for this fine young man.

One of the first few times he came to our home
to play with my son
(OM... they were so little... time flies),
I had Cheezits and Flips
for the boys to munch on.
Every time after that he would ask
if I had any Cheezits and Flips.

Thus... our family's gift :)

And with MY DIGITAL STUDIO,
I was able to PERSONAL this "special" gift.
Here's how...


I used the WORD BUBBLE PUNCH
and filled it with my very own phrases.
(I made extras for future gifts.)
With a simple "click," MDS
let's me position every word bubble perfectly.

Then I printed the bubbles at home.
I made sure my bubbles were the right size
for the 2-1/2" Circle Punch and
PUNCH!


SO easy!
Then I stamped and cut out the
pup from the stamp set
"COOL KID"
#133122w $23.95
#133125c $17.95


How about scheduling your very own
SIP & STAMP?!

We can meet at Coffee Crossing and
I can show you just how
fun and easy it is to use
MY DIGITAL STUDIO
to make all kinds of specialized gifts.
These kinds of gifts are "pin worthy" for
PINTEREST!

You don't even need to own MDS
or a computer, for that matter!
I will bring my laptop
AND...
I will even bring a fun little project
for us to STAMP while we SIP.
It will be fun!

Contact me today...




Supplies
MDS:  Word Bubble Punch
Stamps:  Cool Kid
Inks:  Smokey Slate... Soft Sky Marker
Card Stock/Papers:  Whisper White    
Tools:  2-1/2" Circle Punch, Paper Snips
Other

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Open Stamp Night

is TOMORROW NIGHT!


Come join us for an evening of
uninterrupted (other than bursts of laughter) fun
and four straight hours of
stampin' your little fingers away at

OPEN STAMP NIGHT

Friday, April 18
6:00-10:00pm

$5 is all it takes and you have access
to all of Kelly's
available stamp sets, tools, templates,
AND samples! (... so bring your camera!)

You will even be treated to
a super fun little stampin' treat...
this BAKER'S TWINE BOOKMARK!

This adorable and fun little bookmark is
SO EASY...
you will want to make one for every
person you know whether they read much or not!
HA!

For all of my out-of-town readers and
anyone who can't make it tomorrow evening,
be sure to check back soon!
I will have a tutorial all set up for ya!


Be sure to register for OSN
(Open Stamp Night)
so I can be sure to have a Class Kit ready for you.

I'm so looking forward to stamping
WITH and FOR you!!!






Supplies
Stamps:  Six-sided Sampler, Geometrical
Inks:  Calypso Coral
Card Stock/Papers:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Calypso Coral    
Tools:  Blossom Punch, 1-1/4" Scallop Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Paper Piercing Tool
Other:  Candy Dot Brad Bases, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

April's Birthday Card Class is Now Open


It's time to register for another
BIRTHDAY CARD CLASS!

Friday, April 25
7:00pm-9:00pm

Create SIX CARDS...
WAIT!
This month you create EIGHT CARDS!
All for the same price as any other
Birthday Card Class!


Keep reading and you will find out more...


This month's Birthday Card Class
is packed with fun with the
CASCADING CARD!

GET THIS...
I will show you a super easy way
to create this card using
JUST ONE SHEET OF
8-1/2" x 11" CARD STOCK!

And it gets even better!
NO MEASURING THE
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!!
It's all been punched with the
PETITE PENNANTS BUILDER PUNCH!!!

Not a Paper Arts enthusiast but a wanna-be?
Come to the class.
This will make complete sense with
me walking you through
each and every step.
In-person demonstration with instructions...
what more could be asked for?!


I love making a "wow" card
simple and easy to create!

Let's face it...
if you look at it online or in the store and think,
"Wow... that's gorgeous! I could never do that!"
... then what good is it?!

Let me show you
YOU CAN DO IT!!!
Trust me... you can.


Register for this class by
Wednesday, April 23.

The class fee includes everything you need
to create
SIX CARDS
(two of each card shown here)
AND
TWO MORE CARDS...
because the last two cards shown are made
with my favorite colors and
I love the way they turned out! HA!



Space is limited!
I can only seat so many stampers.

Register by email...


Thanks for visiting!
Have a great birthday! Eh-hem...
I mean DAY! :)



Supplies
CARD #1
Stamps:  You're Amazing, Blue Ribbon
Inks:  Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Real Red, So Saffron, Pool Party  
Card Stock/Papers:  I Am Me Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Real Red, So Saffron, Pool Party, Silver Glimmer Paper  
Tools:  Big Shot Machine, Oval Accent Die, 1-1/4", 1-3/8" Circle Punches, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Ticket Duo Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Paper Snips, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat
Other:  Whisper White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots


CARDS #2-3 
Stamps:  Simple Stems, Perfect Pennants, Remembering Your Birthday
Inks:  Basic Gray, Real Red, So Saffron, Pool Party
Card Stock/Papers:  Whisper White 
Tools:  Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, Paper Snips, 1/2" Circle Punch
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Mini Glue Dots


CARD #3-4
Everything is the same as CARDS #2-3 except the following...
Stamps
Inks:  Basic Gray, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Pool Party 
Card Stock/Papers:    
Tools:  
Other

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Whoa! Time flies...


Did you miss this month's
Stamp Club?

It's not secret...
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER
OF STAMP CLUB TO ATTEND.

Monthly Stamp Club classes are
FREE FOR EVERYONE!

Simply place a minimum $15 order while
you attend Stamp Club
and KEEP the class project as a gift!

How fun is that?!
Bring your friends!

April's FREE PROJECT,
we stamped up a fun spring-y card using the
MOSAIC IMAGES TECHNIQUE.
You will find a link to a video tutorial below.

Stampin' Up's new FRINGE SCISSORS make
this card so fun and easy to create!


You can still make THIS CARD at the
CARD CAFE.
Just email me with a day and time and then
 meet me at
Coffee Crossing in New Albany
to enjoy a yummy drink and some fun creativity.


April is flying by and
Spring is upon us... I can feel it!
It may have snowed last night,
but we can have flowers popping up inside!



Let's stamp together!
Thanks for visiting "Always Stampin'!"




Supplies
Stamps:  Mixed Blossoms, Springtime Hello
Inks:  Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Gumball Green
Card Stock/Papers:  Whisper White, Gumball Green, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Real Red
Tools:  Fringe Scissors, Blossom Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Paper Snips
Other:  Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Everything...


Psalm 150 is my absolute favorite Psalm.
I use it when I feel happy.
I use it when I feel sad.

The Psalm basically tells us to
praise the Lord every way possible and
all of the time... just praise Him.

Many people praise God in the good times
but find it difficult to do so in the tough times.

I'm just like anyone else.
This is why I enjoy turning to this
particular Psalm.
I can read it straight from the Scriptures and
simply PRAISE the LORD.


Psalm 150

Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty heavens!
Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
Praise Him with the sound of trumpets;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Praise Him with tambourine and dancing;
Praise Him with guitar and flute!
Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord!


It is my prayer today that each person
who visits Always Stampin'
will have many reasons to
praise the Lord
with joy filled hearts!

Have a great day!



Supplies
MY DIGITAL STUDIO:  Grateful Hearts Designer Kit, Vintage Overlay (texture 13)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

White Cards in all their goodness...


We'll be stampin' up some of the most fun
and gorgeous "White Cards"
TOMORROW
at the
BIG SHOT CLASS.

You still have time to register...
but you'd better hurry!
Space is now very limited!

NO EXPERIENCE IS NEED!

Come ready to "experience" the FUN
of simply being creative!

This is MY JOB... to show YOU
how fun AND easy it is to CREATE.
Please... let me do my job and share with you
the fun it is to encourage others
through PAPER ARTS.

Check out all the details
(as well as another class project)

And register by email right now...





Supplies
Stamps
Inks:  
Card Stock/Papers:    
Tools:  
Other

Friday, April 11, 2014

What will you do "AFTER THE THUNDER?"


Thunders of Louisville, that is!
Come get creative with us THIS SUNDAY at
STAMP CLASS and the BIG SHOT CLASS!

STAMP CLASS is 2:00-3:30
and it is FREE!
Attendees place a minimum $15 order while attending.
Make a FREE PROJECT to take home!
NO EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
Seriously, who needs experience to have FUN?!

BIG SHOT CLASS is 3:30-5:30
Make THREE ITEMS at this fun class.
(Don't let the name fool you...
you do NOT need to be a "big shot" to attend!)
A class fee of $15 includes all supplies needed for
all THREE projects and a door prize!

Register now before it's too late!



The gorgeous EXPLOSION CARD is
just one of the three items
we'll stamp up at the
BIG SHOT CLASS.

How fun would it be to give this as a
MOTHER'S DAY GIFT?!

Listen... I see Mother's Day as
an opportunity to celebrate
ALL WOMEN
who have ever "mothered" another
with love an encouragement.
Surely you have a few of those in your life
who would absolutely love to
receive a gift like this from you!
Everyone enjoys hand made gifts!!!


Just imagine the possibilities of this
EXPLOSION CARD...
place a photo in the center...
include a gift card...
OH the fun you can have with your gift giving!


Grab a friend and have some creative fun
THIS SUNDAY
with a
CREATIVE CARD CLASS!

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

Register today!





Supplies
Stamps
Inks:  
Card Stock/Papers:    
Tools:  
Other

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Digi Blessing for You Today...


One of my favorite offerings from
MY DIGITAL STUDIO
is making
MEMORY ALBUMS...
whether it's page by page for my own albums
or using a digital book format
offered by Stampin' Up!.
Memory Keeping is favorite of mine.

However, MDS is SO wonderful
that you can do WAY more than just scrapbooking.
I... LOVE... THAT!!!

This is an example of a
GREETING CARD
created with MDS
for a friend of mine going through
some rather stressful times.

As you can see, the photo above would be
the FRONT of the card.

The photo below would be the
INSIDE LEFT PANEL.


The next photo is the
INSIDE RIGHT PANEL.

I made this panel blank
so that I can write her my very own
little "pep talk."


And finally the backside of the card
has a super cute little "love note" reference.
Adorbs, right?!


Now I can either print it at home...
(which is what I often do if I am in a hurry)
or send it to a local store...
(which is great because they offer a nice price)
OR I can have it printed by Stampin' Up!
(which is the route I normally prefer because the
paper and the printing are exceptional.)

I also enjoy creating with
MY DIGITAL STUDIO
and sending my notes via EMAIL.
Why not?!
E-CARDS are the big thing right now!

Want to know more about how to create with
MY DIGITAL STUDIO?
Let's get together for some yummy at
Coffee Crossing in New Albany
and I will share everything I know!





Supplies
MY DIGITAL STUDIO
Nearly everything used to created this greeting card came from the "Dropping You a Line" Designer Kit. You will LOVE this kit! It has absolutely everything but the kitchen sink! ;)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Mosaic Images Video Tutorial


What a fun way to add color to any image!
(and an easy way, I might add!)

MOSAIC IMAGES

Just as stated in the video,
you can make this technique as intricate or
as easy as you wish simply by
1. adding more colors
2. creating more trimming

The card shown here uses the
SIMPLE STEMS
stamp set #133098(w)  $23.95
#133101(c)  $17.95

as well as the
SECRET GARDEN FRAMELITS
#129372  $24.95

Find these items and so much more in my
ONLINE STORE.


Here are the blooms which were created in the video...


These images were created using the
MIXED BUNCH
stamp set #128442(w)  $27.95
#125537  $21.95

and the BLOSSOM PUNCH
#125603  $16.95

Enjoy the video and go...
CREATE TODAY!





Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Here's what's stampin' in 2014...

April 2014 Stampin’ Calendar
Sunday
Monday
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Friday
Sat




1
2
3
4
5
6


7

8
9
10
11
Schedule your Card Cafe ANYWHERE
12
13
Stamp Club & Big Shot Club
2:00-5:30
14

15
16
Schedule your Card Cafe ANYWHERE
17
18
Open  Stamp Night
6:00-10:00pm
19
20
Christ is Risen!
Happy Easter! 
21
Ministry Monday
9am & 7pm
22
23
24
25
Birthday
Card Class
7:00-8:30pm
26
27


28
New Catalog
Premiere!!!
29
30





May 2014 Stampin’ Calendar
Sunday
Monday
Tues
Wed
Thur
Friday
Sat






1
2
3

4
Stamp Club & Big Shot Club
2:00-5:30pm
5


6
7

8
9
10
11
Happy
Mother's Day! 
12
Schedule your Card Cafe ANYWHERE
13
14
15
16
Open  Stamp Night
6:00-10:00pm
17
18


19

20
21

22
23
Birthday
Card Class
7:00-8:30pm
24
25

26
Ministry Monday
9am & 7pm
27
28
Schedule your Card Cafe ANYWHERE
29
30

31


Open Stamp Night is FOUR HOURS of your very own creative stamping time.  This is YOUR NIGHT of creativity.  Have access to ALL of Kelly’s exclusive stamp sets, tools, and templates as well as thousands of samples (bring your camera!)  Pay for individual nights OR a one time "All Access Pass"  which allows you to attend any and all of the Open Stamp Nights for an entire year!

Stamp Club is FREE to everyone!  While attending Stamp Club, each stamper places a minimum ($15) catalog order and creates a fun FREE Make & Take project to keep as their own.  Membership is not required.  Members receive FREE STAMPS & FREE MERCHANDISE!

Big Shot Club immediately follows Stamp Club. Come to one or BOTH! Everyone creates THREE PROJECTS for one simple class fee.  No membership required.  Members receive FREE STAMPS & FREE MERCHANDISE.

Card Cafes are scheduled when YOU CHOOSE.  You choose the date.  You choose the time.  Make it a “party of one” or invite your friends.  Class fee is waved when a qualifying order is placed.  Create SIX CARDS or two gift items and two cards.  Learn so many creative ways to use your stamps at a Card Cafe!

Birthday Card Class is a monthly class for you to create six birthday cards at each gathering... 2 of three designs... all in a birthday theme.  Be ready all year long for all of your birthday needs!

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.

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