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Stamping Julie: The Best of 2012

Over 13,000 different people have visited since I started posting here in 2012!  Wow!!  Thanks for your support!  I love being here and I love that you love being here too!!

I absolutely cannot predict what will be a hit when I post to StampingJulie.  Who knew that this little project that I threw together on a whim with a dryer sheet flower and some other fun, glittery stuff would be soooooo popular? Amazing!!

Stampin' Up! Dryer Sheet Fun Flower Thank You card

But this thank you card was BY FAR the Most Popular Post of 2012.  A  flower die cut from a dryer sheet with the Fun Flower die is the highlight of this card.   View the details here:

Here are some more popular searches and posts from 2012!

Thanks for taking this online journey with me this year!  I’ll be posting some more 2012 favorites this week.

THE STAMPIN’ UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG ENDS JANUARY 2ND.  Don’t forget to order your favorite  products right away.

THE STAMPIN’ UP! SPRING CATALOG BEGINS JANUARY 3RD.  If you need the new catalog click here to send me a quick message with your name, address and phone number, and I’ll get one in the mail to you.   (If you placed an order with me during 2012 you should have already received your 2013 Spring Catalog in the mail.)

Enjoy, Julie

O Come, Emmanuel! Beautiful!

I love Christmas music.  And I find myself playing the piano more often during December because of it.  I will be sad to pack my Christmas music books away for another year!

Here’s a beautiful Christmas music video to enjoy on this wonderful Christmas day!

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Savannah with Gingerbread house

Family Sunday: Christmas Inspiration

I love this picture my daughter sent of my granddaughter with her gingerbread house they made.

Savannah with Gingerbread house

And look at the concentration as she works on the Christmas train!

Savannah with Christmas gingerbread train

And here’s a little Christmas music from Handel’s Messiah to inspire you on this December Sabbath. (Click here to see the video if you are reading this in email or on a reader.)


Merry Christmas!  Julie

Family Sunday: Halloween Share

Today I wanted to share a few pictures of my grandkids from Halloween.  I loved getting these pictures.  It’s hard to be so far away and not be there for these fun times, but I’m very grateful to get the pictures and all the fun stories that go along with them.

Here’s Stephanie with her kiddos all dressed up and ready to go!

steph's family

And here’s a picture of 3 yo Savannah on an dragon ice sculpture from a couple days before.  Isn’t that amazing?

sav with ice dragon

Can you see Savannah in this picture?  She was waiting in the cackling contest line.  She had been looking forward to it for days and practiced on the way there.  So funny!  Mom reports she did great and won a vampire blow toy.  🙂

sav in witch line

Here’s Kristin’s family.  Can you tell what their costume theme was this year?

hunger games theme costumes

  Kristin was Katniss, Joel was Peeta and Siena was Effie Trinket from the Hunger Games.  Here’s the mockingjay pin Kristin made to go on her jacket.

hunger games mockingjay pin

Here’s a couple more pictures of their Hunger Games themed costumes.

katniss & effie trinket costumes

Kristin says that Siena was pretty mad about the lipstick.  🙂

siena as effie trinket

And look at this darling picture of little Siena trick-or-treating.

Kristin writes:  “Halloween = Pure joy for a first time parent.”

Siena trick-or-treating One daughter lives in Idaho and the other lives in Texas.  I bet you can tell which is which!?  The children are sooo sweet!  And their moms are too I might add!

Enjoy, Julie