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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Celebrating the Great Outdoors in a handmade card

This week we've been at our home-away-from-home - Big Bear Lake, CA.  We love it here.  With June being Great Outdoors Day and Summer starting.. we decided to celebrate it all with many lake and hiking.  We even hiked through shoulder high bushes along the lake and we had a blast!  So celebrate with me - the 365 Reasons to Celebrate make it easy and fun to do so.  This pretty handmade card was created in our recent Getting Crafty Club class.. a technique series we have fun in each month.  
 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!!  

Order from the NEWEST Catalog  Use this Hostess Code (at check out) and I'll send you a delightful gift in the mail!
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SCORE your own new catalog when you Shop with Me online or in-person, Join our New Catalog Celebration four card class this Saturday, or Email Me so I can send you your own.
I love how each month we create with fun new techniques.  Here is a fun and easy one that makes a big 'impression'! 
~  Stamping the mustard seed stamp from the Enjoy Life stamp set on the Woodland embossing folder in Daffodil Delight ink.
~  Layer the grass in Granny Apple Green over the bottom.
TECHNIQUE:  Create an impression when you place the Whisper White card stock across the front and emboss in the Big Shot die-cutting machine. 
~  I love how this comes out with layers and a wow look.
~  Stamp this greeting from the Itty bitty greetings stamp set in Memento Black ink on the Granny Apple Green card stock.
~  Using the Classic Label punch create this cute little image.
~  Add sparkle to the inked image with Clear Wink of Stella glimmer brush and a Rhinestone next to the words.
 The Great Outdoors Month is worth of celebrating!  It's out there, it's free, and this week we embraced it head on!  Hikes, kayaking, boating, fishing... we are blessed to live in such a beautiful area.  
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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!
California Poppies -  I love them so!  
Hiking through the bushes along the lake is so much fun!
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Celebrate and be inspired by the outdoors... create something bright and beautiful that is sure to bring the outdoors inside!  

Celebrate life with me and our fun 365 Reasons to Celebrate crafting posts. Shop with ME (and use the Hostess Code at check out) and I'll be glad to send YOU  a handmade gift ~ Happy Mail!!  April is my birthday month.. Join us ONLINE and when you LIKE, Comment and SHARE my online classes I'll send YOU a gift!  Join us In Person at our many card making classes and I'll have gifts waiting for YOU!!

Friday, June 22, 2018

A different kind of butterfly.. butterfly koi handmade card

My husband loves his Koi fish.. we have a waterfall and large atrium with Koi fish at our home.  Here is a beautiful new stamp set called All the Good Things and with the new Distinktive* type of rubber stamps - this is an Exclusive Technique for amazing stamped images that Stampin' Up! created!  Don't you love the depth and beauty of these realistic stamps??  See how easy they are to use in creating. 
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!!  

Order from the NEWEST Catalog  Use this Hostess Code (at check out) and I'll send you a delightful gift in the mail!
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SCORE your own new catalog when you Shop with Me online or in-person, Join our New Catalog Celebration four card class this Saturday, or Email Me so I can send you your own.
New colors and a fun New *Patent Pending Distinktive stamp.  These new stamps lay down the ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth - just ink the surface and lightly for a perfect photographic finish.
~  TOOL TIP: OK I have to admit this... I cut up at what I did.. well, I actually CUT my Stamp!  This Large Koi fish (in the Mango Melody) and the words in the Black are actually one large stamp.  I cut them apart with my Paper Snips - they store inside the box the same but it makes for easy two-toned stamping!
~  Stamping this new Poppy Parade red on Whisper White card stock.  (Don't you LOVE how easily this shows the variegated ink look for a realistic looking koi fish?!?!)
~  Using the Stazon Tuxedo Black ink and the greeting.
~  The new Mango Melody ink really does look like our orange koi fish - bold, golden and beautiful.
~  Using the Rhinestone Jewels and our Paper Snips - today's Getting Crafty Tip was how easy it is to pick up our adhesive backed embellishments with the tips of our Paper Snips!
(I imagined these to be like the little bubbles our fish blow.)
~  Adhere the Stamped Whisper White card stock over a Black Card Stock - adding to the Asian feel of these fish and this hand stamped card.
~  Apply to the Poppy Parade card base at a fun angle to mimic the flow of their swimming.
I love how our Paper Snips scoop under the adhesive for easy application of these beautiful embellishments.

The Great Outdoors Month is ideal for June and Summer.  Koi fish are large and majestic... we have ours outside in a beautiful attached atrium.  
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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!! 

I love butterflies.. and my husband loves his koi fish - lol.  Combine and he actually has Butterfly Koi for me - as it is my favorite type of his 'pets'.  I love how inspiring and encouraging this stamp set is and the beautiful look of this patent pending Distinktive stamp sets.  Keep tuned - I love playing with these new and amazing stamp sets - and YOU can too!  See & shop for them and join our many card making & crafting classes waiting for you.

Celebrate life with me and our fun 365 Reasons to Celebrate crafting posts. Shop with ME (and use the Hostess Code at check out) and I'll be glad to send YOU  a handmade gift ~ Happy Mail!!  April is my birthday month.. Join us ONLINE and when you LIKE, Comment and SHARE my online classes I'll send YOU a gift!  Join us In Person at our many card making classes and I'll have gifts waiting for YOU!!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Create with us... at the CRPD.org

Create with us.. we have a full line up of great crafting and card making classes waiting on you.  We will be gathering on June 30th to create handmade cards for our soldiers and raise funds for their care packages we mail each month.  RSVP HERE with US as we will be Creating at the Goebel Center.  

We are so grateful for the Goebel Center partnering with our Getting Crafty Family in our mission to send care to our deployed troops.
 Did you know I teach a variety of classes at our local Borchard Center and the Goebel Center?!?  I do!  A broad variety of classes waiting for YOU!  Come, take a class or two, support our non-profit Parks and Rec departments and a local business owner.

A Summer of Memories handmade card

Creating memories.. it's the first day of Summer but this week is our first dive into Summer.  Yesterday my kids and I hiked from Big Bear Village, along the lake, to our lodge.  What a grand adventure with four kids, laughter, leaping, and long weeds.  Today we took the boat out across the lake.. what a grand way to start the Summer!  Wake Up.  Kick Butt. Repeat. You deserve it!
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!!  

Order from the NEWEST Catalog  Use this Hostess Code (at check out) and I'll send you a delightful gift in the mail!
GPNKK34H

SCORE your own new catalog when you Shop with Me online or in-person, Join our New Catalog Celebration four card class this Saturday, or Email Me so I can send you your own.
I was one of those girls who explored dirt paths, picked up pets in random lizards and snakes... so taking my kids on a fun hike home, the sun bright and the sky blue.. it had my heart so happy.  I know we expected to hike 1.5 miles but it was a longer hike along the lake - possibly 2.5 miles and just around 2 hours of rough terrain.  Today was our boating on the lake day - an easier route to go.  We felt joyous and victorious both days.  
~  Sprinkle the yellow and orange Brusho color crystals across the top 3/4 of this Whisper White card stock.
~  Spritz the surface and watch the magic as the crystals bust - our Stampin' Spritzer*  is so easy and fun to use. 
Tool Tip: ~  *Spritz away from your crafting surface.  Allow to dry - there will be somewhat of a warped look but it flattens as it dries and there will possibly be crystals across the top - I actually liked this.
~  Stamp the grass in the Granny Apple Green, the woman and butterfly in the Night of Navy ink.
~  Die-Cut the You from the Celebrate You thinlits on the Magnetic Platform in the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.
~  Adhere the Woman piece over the die-cut Gold Foil sheet.
~  Stamp the greeting in the Night of Navy ink on the Granny Apple Green card stock and adhere to the front of the Daffodil Delight card base.
~  Adhere the Gold YOU with Glue Dots.
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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!
Exactly how I want to start our Summer.. with glorious memories.
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!! 

Create and celebrate Summer memories.  Fun exploring, hikes and rides in the sun.  I hope that your Summer kick starts off with smiles and adventures as well.  Happy Summer.

Celebrate life with me and our fun 365 Reasons to Celebrate crafting posts. Shop with ME (and use the Hostess Code at check out) and I'll be glad to send YOU  a handmade gift ~ Happy Mail!!  April is my birthday month.. Join us ONLINE and when you LIKE, Comment and SHARE my online classes I'll send YOU a gift!  Join us In Person at our many card making classes and I'll have gifts waiting for YOU!!

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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