Family Sunday: Happy Birthday, Mother!

mother CA service mission

Here’s my cute mother and it’s her birthday today!  She is such an inspiration.  She is currently on a service mission in California working in the employment office and helping dozens of people find good employment.  What a tremendous help she is to so many desperate for a good job!

family disney picture

Last year she had a milestone birthday and my sister, brother and I took her to Disney World to celebrate!

mother julie kari 2010

And maybe you’ve seen this picture of my mom, my sister and me from a couple of years ago, when she had two granddaughters get married a couple of weeks apart.  First my daughter and then my niece.

I’ve used this picture on facebook and my ‘about’ page when I tell the story about all of us learning to stamp over 20 years ago when my mom bought a heat embossing kit at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida.  That’s where our love of stamping all began!

My mom has made handmade cards and gifts for family and friends for years.  And for a couple of years she taught a cute group of girls in a Sunday School class.  Each week she would make each of them a small hand made card with the scriptures to study that week.   Those girls loved her little cards and it inspired them to read their Bible verses each week.

Mother at 2.5 yrs At age 2 1/2, with her brother.

mother at 5 At age 5.

mother at 15 At age 15.

Happy Birthday, Mother!


Teeny Tiny Wishes happy halloween witch hat card

Punch Art Witch’s Hat Halloween Card

Teeny Tiny Wishes happy halloween witch hat card

Remember the punch art hat tutorial ?  Here’s a new take with a witch’s hat for HalloweenClick here to view video tutorial.

First I created the iridescent textured black card stock by stamping the Circle Circus stamp with VersaMark ink repeatedly on black card stock and then heat embossing it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

Teeny Tiny Wishes happy halloween witch hat card detail

I used the embossed card stock to create this witch’s hat.  I punched the top of the hat with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch and the brim with the Extra-Large Oval Punch.  After  I punched the oval for the brim, I fed it back into the punch and trimmed off about 1/4″ from the bottom of the oval.  Don’t discard this trimming!  I used the trimmed edge to round the bottom of the pennant punch and finish the top of the hat.

After the hat was assembled, I finished the edges with a line of Dazzling Details glitter glue and added a thick band of glitter glue to the hat band.  The trim of glitter glue really added a lot to the finished hat.  The hat was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals for more pop!

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I stamped the Happy Halloween greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes and created the banner with the Bitty Banner Framelit.  Remember you can use post it notes to keep your framelit in place while you run it through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. By curling the tag with the bone folder first I was able to adhere the ends to create dimension.  (Don’t curl the tag if you are mailing.)

The rick rack was cut from the International Bazaar Designer Series Paper with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die.  You can’t tell from the pictures, but I ran the Rich Razzleberry trim across the top of the VersaMark pad and embossed it with Iridescent Ice ep.

Order your Halloween stamping supplies today!

Enjoy!  Julie

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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Circle Circus w-#115778 c-#127784, Teeny Tiny Wishes w-#115370 c-#127802
Ink: Rich Razzleberry #126950, VersaMark #102283
Paper: International Bazaar dsp #126920, Basic Black cs #121045, Whisper White cs# 100730
Extras:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Bitty Banner Framelits #129267, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die #120893, Extra-Large Oval Punch #119859, Petite Pennants Builder Punch #122361, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder #101930, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue #124117, Mini Brads #122941

Facebook Sneak Peek

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Have you joined the conversation on facebook yet?!  Yesterday I posted a Halloween sneak peek over there.  Check out four Halloween projects that will be coming to the blog very soon.  Don’t forget to ‘like’ our page while you’re there (so you don’t miss out on stampingjulie fb exclusive content), and comment on projects that you like!

Latest Digital Designing Downloads

Fantastic holiday Digital Design releases from September 11th.  Click on the pictures for more details.

1.Wouldn’t this make the best halloween party invitations?

Sophisticated Spooks Ensemble – #131513

Sophisticated Spooks Ensemble - Digital Download

2.  Love these frames – so hip!

Fancy Frames – #131330

Fancy Frames - Digital Download

3. Includes a customizable digital Christmas Card!

More Merry Messages Stamp Brush Set – #131316

More Merry Messages Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download

4. The words are punches!  You can fill them with any color, paper or photo…

Holiday Celebration Punches – #131309

Holiday Celebration Punches - Digital Download

5. Digital Holiday paper – Love!

Holiday Treasures II Designer Series Paper – #131328

Holiday Treasures Ii Designer Series Paper - Digital Download

6. Includes a holiday Photo Greeting Card – perfect!

Jewish Celebrations Stamp Brush Set – #131318

Jewish Celebrations Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download

Now is a great time to download My Digital Studio and start your digital holiday creations!