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Friday, February 23, 2018

Sweet treats have me bananas

A sweet treat can brighten any day.  I adore the new Tutti Fruity suite that Stampin' Up! has in their Occasions Spring Catalog and FREE collection in their Sale~A~Bration catalog.  Here with the Wood Crate thinlits you can create a basket of fruity goodness easily!  Perfect on this National Banana Bread Day - a sweet banana way to celebrate.
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BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU, Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make cards all year long!! 
Celebrate those who are sweet in your life... 
~  Die-Cut the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with the Wood Crate thinlit and assemble with Tear Tape.  Apply the Doily across one side with the Tear Tape for a sweet little accent.
~  Punch the banana sheet of the Tutti Fruity Designer Series Paper with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch for this sweet tag!
~  Stamp the Sweetest greeting with Black Archival ink on Daffodil Delight card stock and punch out with the Classic Label punch, apply to the tag with the new Mini Dimensional Adhesive.
~  Load up this 2"x8" clear bag with the Runts fruit shaped and flavored candy (I love fruit candy).  
~  Tie it all together with the Lemon Lime Twist ribbon and White Baker's Twine.

Happy National Banana Bread Day!  Growing up this was one of my favorite breads.  My mom worked in a factory all week and on the weekends she would bake her famous Banana Bread.  I hated the walnuts (she made me crack them from a farm and the cracker killed my ears for a nut I didn't like).  I'd push those nuts out and devour the bread.  Eventually she'd bake me a batch nut free.. lol.

Have YOU heard??  I'm alllll about Celebrating!  Every Day of the year is worthy of a celebration and they have multiple holidays in most cases!  My plan is to Celebrate with YOU for the Next 365 Days!!
    If YOU Comment Below (in this blog post and the daily posts for the 365 days of this fun tour of celebrations!!) I will draw a name - daily - to send a handmade card(picked within two days of the blog post).  That is 365 cards being mailed out! Squeee!!  So JOIN US Every Day for the New 365 Reasons to Celebrate fun tour on my blog!
What do you think??  Please Share Me and This with a Pin, Email, Facebook post, Tweet.. and Join Me with a follow on these avenues like Pinterest and YouTubeInstagram, LinkedIn and Foursquare! Get even MORE Gettin' Crafty Stampin' with our Exclusive Mailing List and it's many rewards!! 

Do you have a favorite childhood memory?  A bread that your mom would make?  My kids much more prefer my Pumpkin Bread and my Zucchini Bread to my Banana Bread.. so making a loaf just for myself isn't ideal (for my jeans) lol.  Celebrate those memories, the sweet moments in life.

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I adore the new and upcoming Stampin' Up! Main Idea Book and Catalog, Occasions and Sale~A~Bration catalogs.. it is also the Best Time of Year with Free Stamp Sets, Kits, Bundles and MORE!  Unlimited FREE Stamp Sets with qualifying orders (every $50 pick any Free Sale A Bration stamp set or kit!).  Starting January 3rd - grab the best deal in town and join the Getting Crafty Family and gain a wonderful group of ladies who craft from afar and close, but the Starter Kit is LOADED - Pick Any $125 in product for ONLY $99 and Free Shipping PLUS Any Two Stamp Sets (no price limit!) for FREE - WOW!!

Contact ME if you haven't received your own catalogs and I'll be glad to send them to you!

Create with us in-person and on-line with our full line up of crafting classes and groups. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Margarita and a view handmade card

Today I raise my glass to you... on National Margarita Day!  With our upcoming Crafting Cruise in Ensenada, Mexico, I'm working and prepping, checking my lists, designing and having fun!  With our Land Lovers Getting Crafty Retreat in Big Bear Lake.. we are having a month of crafting, celebrating and escaping!
Waves, Drinks, Feet up.. come escape and create with us!
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**  SHOP 24/7 with me.  If you enjoy this project and want to have some fun crafting with me, CLICK HERE and RSVP ASAP for my Upcoming Classes!!  Most classes are FREE with a qualified purchase!!

BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU, Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make cards all year long!! 
Create a sea side scene even in the midst of winter! 
~  Using the Seasonal Thinlits die-cut these two Adirondack chairs in the Berry Bliss Color Theory Designer Series Paper.
~  Die Cut a chair in the Wood Texture Designer Series Paper, trim it down and turn the chair upside down to create a table!
~  Cut the Dapper Denim Color Theory Designer Series Paper to 3-3/4".
~  Die Cut the darker end twice to create these darker waves with the Seasonal Layers thinlits.
~  Layer over the lighter ombre piece of the Dapper Denim with Glue Dots and the darkest over that with the Stampin' Dimensional adhesive.
~  Layer this over the Crumb Cake card stock (4" x 5-1/4") with Glue Dots.
~  Adhere the Wood Texture Designer Series Paper over the bottom and apply the table to it with Rolled Glue Dots.
~  Apply the Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush to the waves.
~  Die Cut the Crushed Curry Color Theory Designer Series Paper with the fun little drink cups and apply Wink of Stella (because drinks sparkle - lol).  
~  Top the table off with these cups and apply the chairs over this.
~  Stamp the Color Theory yellow piece with the Dapper Denim (in-color) ink and punch out with the 2" Circle Punch.
 Apply for a lovely sun scene, waves crashing and a drink in hand.... 
I can't wait for our next Crafting Road Trip!  Our Getting Crafty Retreats are a blast, so much fun and adventures!
Happy National Margarita Day!  I'm off to the land of tequila (Mexico - baby!) next week.. and I will soooo have me a margarita to honor this day (lol).  Raise your glass and celebrate life.. every day is worth celebrating.  Do you do Salt, Blended, On The Rocks... comment and let me know!

Have YOU heard??  I'm alllll about Celebrating!  Every Day of the year is worthy of a celebration and they have multiple holidays in most cases!  My plan is to Celebrate with YOU for the Next 365 Days!!
    If YOU Comment Below (in this blog post and the daily posts for the 365 days of this fun tour of celebrations!!) I will draw a name - daily - to send a handmade card(picked within two days of the blog post).  That is 365 cards being mailed out! Squeee!!  So JOIN US Every Day for the New 365 Reasons to Celebrate fun tour on my blog!
Sailing away... we can't wait for the amazing Crafting Cruise!  Join us in a few weeks in Big Bear Lake, CA to Create with a View!  Spots are LIMITED.. don't miss the fun!
What do you think??  Please Share Me and This with a Pin, Email, Facebook post, Tweet.. and Join Me with a follow on these avenues like Pinterest and YouTubeInstagram, LinkedIn and Foursquare! Get even MORE Gettin' Crafty Stampin' with our Exclusive Mailing List and it's many rewards!! 

What do you drink?  I don't have much opportunity for a good margarita.. so heading to it's mother land (lol) with an amazing group of crafting friends has me so excited!  Cheers.. from this mom, sister, friend and crafter... you are worthy of a good toast!

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I adore the new and upcoming Stampin' Up! Main Idea Book and Catalog, Occasions and Sale~A~Bration catalogs.. it is also the Best Time of Year with Free Stamp Sets, Kits, Bundles and MORE!  Unlimited FREE Stamp Sets with qualifying orders (every $50 pick any Free Sale A Bration stamp set or kit!).  Starting January 3rd - grab the best deal in town and join the Getting Crafty Family and gain a wonderful group of ladies who craft from afar and close, but the Starter Kit is LOADED - Pick Any $125 in product for ONLY $99 and Free Shipping PLUS Any Two Stamp Sets (no price limit!) for FREE - WOW!!

Contact ME if you haven't received your own catalogs and I'll be glad to send them to you!

Create with us in-person and on-line with our full line up of crafting classes and groups. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Celebrate the Day handmade card making tutorial

I have a little secret to tell you... I can't help myself, when I grab my mail.. if there is Happy Mail I have to STOP right there and open it up.  I find myself reading notes, letters and such more than once even.  Am I alone??  

On today is Card Reading Day and I had to say that this had me re-read some of my more recent happy mail... and smile with the pictures and words they included.
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**  SHOP 24/7 with me.  If you enjoy this project and want to have some fun crafting with me, CLICK HERE and RSVP ASAP for my Upcoming Classes!!  Most classes are FREE with a qualified purchase!!


BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU, Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make cards all year long!! 

Recently I sent these beauties out to those on my mailing list.  I added a little word sentiment to it but today I wanted to show you the peek-a-boo fun inside to this card.  
An Easel Card is so easy and fun to create.  Something special and new with just one little additional score line.
~  Score a full sheet of Old Olive card stock, long ways, at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" (using our Simply Scored board or our Stampin' Trimmer).
~  Turn 90* and cut at 4-14" (our Stampin' Trimmer can do both with the cutting and scoring blades in one fine track).
~  Cut the Rich Razzelberry card stock to 4" x 5-1/4", Whisper White to 3-3/4" x 5" and the Suite Soiree Designer Series Paper to 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" and adhere them together (here I used a circle punch to round the corners of each for interest).
~  TOOL TIP:  A Super Strong Adhesive that I love is our Tear Tape.  This tape is ideal for projects that move or interact.. like this Easel Card that can open and close!  3D items and more work great with that adhesive as well.. 
~  Adhere to the lower scored area of the front of the card. 
~  Stamp the inside of the card and adhere the calendar.. this will help create a framed type of art for your desk (or the desk of those who you care for).
My other secret... here are the cards from our Christmas.  ALL of my mail was in a big metal bucket until last week.  I was soooo busy during the holidays that I couldn't look up and through my mail.  What a fun thing to do this past week, reading the notes, Christmas letters, seeing the pictures of our loved ones.
Happy Card Reading Day!  Sending a card, receiving a card... I know that when I receive any Happy Mail, I find myself tearing it open at the mail box.  It happens so rare and is just so much fun!  

Have YOU heard??  I'm alllll about Celebrating!  Every Day of the year is worthy of a celebration and they have multiple holidays in most cases!  My plan is to Celebrate with YOU for the Next 365 Days!!
    If YOU Comment Below (in this blog post and the daily posts for the 365 days of this fun tour of celebrations!!) I will draw a name - daily - to send a handmade card(picked within two days of the blog post).  That is 365 cards being mailed out! Squeee!!  So JOIN US Every Day for the New 365 Reasons to Celebrate fun tour on my blog!

What do you think??  Please Share Me and This with a Pin, Email, Facebook post, Tweet.. and Join Me with a follow on these avenues like Pinterest and YouTubeInstagram, LinkedIn and Foursquare! Get even MORE Gettin' Crafty Stampin' with our Exclusive Mailing List and it's many rewards!! 

Who do you love that needs a little pick-me- up?  Send a handmade card to those in your life.  If they are like me, they'll have them around to look at more than once over the year(s).  

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I adore the new and upcoming Stampin' Up! Main Idea Book and Catalog, Occasions and Sale~A~Bration catalogs.. it is also the Best Time of Year with Free Stamp Sets, Kits, Bundles and MORE!  Unlimited FREE Stamp Sets with qualifying orders (every $50 pick any Free Sale A Bration stamp set or kit!).  Starting January 3rd - grab the best deal in town and join the Getting Crafty Family and gain a wonderful group of ladies who craft from afar and close, but the Starter Kit is LOADED - Pick Any $125 in product for ONLY $99 and Free Shipping PLUS Any Two Stamp Sets (no price limit!) for FREE - WOW!!

Contact ME if you haven't received your own catalogs and I'll be glad to send them to you!

Create with us in-person and on-line with our full line up of crafting classes and groups. 

What Others are SAYING about Gettin' Crafty Stampin'...

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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