Friday, May 17, 2019

Create at this One Day Retreat

 Create for One Delicious Day?!?
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Join this Goody Bag, Crafting Session, Loaded Creative Day at our
Getting Crafty One Day Retreat!
You are Invited!
* Join us June 15th from 10am-4pm
*Four Fabulous Crafting Sessions
*LOADED Goody Bag
*Lunch
*Bird Ballad Bonus Class Option
*Creative Connections Class add-on
and...
**If YOU'd Like to Save $20 on this and MORE on All of our Getting Crafty Retreats - ask me how!**
Spots are LIMITED....
RSVP ASAP!
Goody Bag will include the NEW Delightful Day Bundle & MORE!
Creating, Connecting, Raffles & Bingo + Prizes!!
**Getting Crafty Virtual Option Available!**
**Bring your own adhesives or purchase from our Adhesives Bar.
Email Jamie@GettingCrafty.net
for more info and to RSVP!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Guys and Grads - THIS Saturday!

Create THIS Saturday as we Celebrate those...
Guys and Grads!!
Four STUNNING Artisan Cards in ONE Fun Crafternoon!
RSVP NOW to Secure YOUR Spot and Gift!
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Stay, See and CREATE and the
NEW Catalog!!
Our Creative Connections Class follows this class..
Enjoy Crafting, the NEW Catalog and Dinner!
Save with BOTH Classes $5!

Lovely prayers..

Words are important.  I am a Words of Affirmation person and with the recent loss of my mom, the outpouring of love in the written word has been a blessing.  This past two weeks I've known two others who've lost a parent as well and wanted to create a beautiful handmade card to show I care.
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 RETIRING LIST and Catalogs  
Use this Hostess Code (at check out) and 
I'll send you a delightful gift in the mail!
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AVKSEBEC 
Don't say good-bey to this beautiful stamp set!  The stunning Lovely as a Tree is the longest lasting stamp set in Stampin' Up!'s history and a favorite of most.  This is ideal for masculine, holiday, seasonal, my go-to for sympathy to graduation.... I'm so sad to see it retire!

** Score it  - While You CAN! ** This Stamp Set is the longest lasting stamp set in Stampin' Up!'s history while GOING Away (after 18! years!!).  Score it NOW... SAVE 20%++ with the Getting Crafty Family STARTER Kit!
Create this stunning card with ease... 
~  Using the Stampin' Write markers paint the actual stamp with the Old Olive and Soft Suede colors.
~  Stamp the 2" square Whisper White card stock.
~  Adhere it to the 2-1/2" Champagne Foil with our Stampin' Dimensional adhesive.
~  Color the Well Spoken words with the Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker and stamp the Crumb Cake card stock.
~ Adhere the 3"x5-1/2" Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.
~  Add some sparkle with our Wink of Stella glimmer brush.

See this fun handmade card 
on our recent Facebook.com/GettingCrafty.net LIVE!
  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 Getting Crafty and Stamping with our Exclusive Mailing List and it's many rewards!!


Did you know - we do TWO Lives Every Monday!?!?  The Getting Crafty Family enjoyed this fluttering butterfly card that was inspired by my recent tripOne Bundle, Ink and yet soooo many options!!  #SimpleStamping is beautiful and easy while far from boring!  Create in-person or online... Join us ~ check out our Crafting, Card Making and Pinterest Craft Nights and create great gifts and more monthly with us! 
SCORE the BEST Deal in TOWN!!
Create with Us EVERY Monday at a BONUS Facebook Live in our Getting Crafty Family Group.... with the BEST Savings on ALL of your crafting supplies, Free Items, add in Creating and Connecting over Crafting and Card Making in our Group with Challenges, Training, Prizes and Gifts!


Friday, May 10, 2019

Saying Good-Bye.... to My Mom

It's been a season, y'all.  As soon as I feel like I can catch my breath, it's knocked right out of me again.  This week we had the closing ceremonies for my younger girl's homeschool campus (we meet once a week to co-learn, support and have fellowship).  I returned home to the call we never expect.  

My mom had been found, passed away, in her home.

Yup.
Wow.
Life isn't always shiny and pretty, especially mine.  I don't speak of this often or to many.  I grew up poor and often homeless in the roughest of neighborhoods.  I was in and out of Foster Care, homes of friends and family as our home wasn't the best of places to be, for me.

We'd worked to make peace and I was there for my parents, and worked to be there for Mom after my Dad passed 12 years ago, the day after my birthday and a week before I gave birth to my daughter (this was 12 years and one week ago).  She passed away the day before my parent's anniversary and I find peace in my hope that they were together, on their anniversary, free of physical, heart and soul pain.
We can do hard things.  
This was said by my friend, Shanon, the at the closing ceremonies.  This has also been the story of my life.  I am so grateful for my relationship with and faith in God.  God has provided angels to carry me through my whole life.  Amazing Grandparents, a Dad I was the twinkle in his eye, my Aunt Dee who helped raise me, awesome Uncle and Aunt who loved on me and cousins who treated me like I was a beloved baby sister.

The moment the call came in, I received two loving texts from friends pouring love into me, who didn't know that I was walking through a hard thing.  Horrified at what I'd just been notified of, those women offered to jump in the car and go with me, they texted me through the night and again in the morning, they prayed with me and over me.  

God works like that.
He loves and gives us help when we need it.  Angels in the form of dear friends and beloved family.  Family and friends who haven't stopped praying.  Friends who came with coffee and to help me talk it out the next day, who've met me when I needed to breathe, who brought roses to notes and so, so, so much love.

I am doing that, praying, walking, breathing, processing.  Life moves on, as two days later it is my youngest daughter's 8th birthday.  The next day, today, my husband's 55th.  We move forward, we breathe, we celebrate others, all one step at a time.
I appreciate You, your support and friendship.  I'm hanging in, in a fog, while I pray, breathe and walk forward.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

It's just sooo pretty!

OK one of my very favorite things is gifts!  I love receiving Happy Mail also.  Receiving Stampin' UP!'s Paper Pumpkin in the mail each month is all of that and MORE!  
 LOOK AT THISssss!!
At our recent Stampin' Up! OnStage (convention of sorts) we had the opportunity to PLAY with the upcoming, Special Edition, stunning and LIMITED Quantity Paper Pumpkin designed by the woman who started Stampin' UP! - Shelli.... it is just soooo stunning!!  
I don't want YOU to miss out - score your OWN Paper Pumpkin (Subscribe NOW as it'll be sold out FAST.  Grab MORE Than One Kit if you can. )  Those who subscribe under me score a BONUS Free Project sent to them each month!  These make amazing gifts and at a great cost!

Going for the GOLD!

It was a goal, a dream, a plan... 
 It came true to life!
Gold!
Arriving at the CentreStage (leadership) portion of a recent Stampin' Up! event had me giddy to see it.  
My Gold tag for my name badge.  
I'd done it! 
Walking the stage - we were three of 23 GLOBALLY to have earned Gold.  WOW!  What an honor and thrill to walk the stage with a friend, to see my Getting Crafty Family in the audience, to feel like a victor! (Can you tell that I'm excited?!?)
 The week after this event, my Gold Necklace arrived.  Oh my GOAT - it is sooo fabulous.  I am overjoyed!  
My award and Certificate of Advancement arrived as well!  WOW.  Humbled, happy, honored.  I love that when we apply our hard work, a passion for crafting and connecting with others... seeing my own Getting Crafty Family walk for their own achievements... it's just amazing.  
My kids.  OK seriously - my kids rock. I love being a mom and how I can work my business along side of homeschooling and raising them.  Their seeing my hard work and the fruition of it is partially a success for them!  My son couldn't help himself jumping in to celebrate me - lol.

Thank YOU.
Thank you for your support of me, my business, my passion for crafting and love of connecting with others (making handmade cards and sending them!).  Your support has me close to earning Maui with Stampin' Up! as well!  Please feel free to join us at upcoming classes, shopping, joining the Getting Crafty Family... I love connecting with YOU!


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

A Spot of Tea, Bunco and CRAFTING... Come Celebrate with ME!

It's time for TEA and two CELEBRATE! Create with us this Super Saturday over Crafting and Card Making, Cards, Bingo, Dice, Prizes and more!  
 A Day FULL of Crafting!  Two Classes, Create and Play at BOTH!
 A spot of tea (or coffee), pinkies up, celebrating Spring and Mother's Day with four Artisan handmade cards in one Crafternoon! 
 One FULL Day of Crafting for YOU to JOIN! Taking time to Create, Connect and PLAY is the best gift ever!  
I love my job and doing what I do, taking time to create and connect with others is just awesome.  I also love playing and hanging.. so come throw some dice as we play BUNCO and Create at our second class Saturday, April 27th @ 3:30pm.
(Dinner, Bunco, Crafting and PRIZES to be had!)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hello Beautiful butterfly handmade card

Creating and celebrating those amazing people in your life is easy to do with stunning coordinating products.  Our Butterfly Gala bundle is highlighted this week and available with a 10% Savings for a LIMITED Time! 
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... 
perfect for stocking up to make cards all year long!!  
Order from the RETIRING LIST and Catalogs  
Use this Hostess Code (at check out) and 
I'll send you a delightful gift in the mail!
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AVKSEBEC
SCORE your own new catalog when you Shop with Me online or in-person, Join our New Catalog Create with us or Email Me so I can send you your own.
Fluttering by... with coordinating stamp set, punch and a great savings.  This Butterfly Gala bundle is so easy and pretty to use.

Did you know - we do TWO Lives Every Monday!?!?  The Getting Crafty Family enjoyed this fluttering butterfly card that was inspired by my recent trip.
#SimpleStamping is just that, simple and pretty!  
~  Stamping this nature inspired butterfly duo in the *Retiring *Lemon Lime Twist ink pad on the Thick Whisper White card stock.  
*~* TIP:  Start with the Greeting FIRST so it doesn't feel 'squished' into the card.
~  Stamp the *Lemon Lime Twist ink on the *Lemon Lime Twist card stock (both *retiring and available while supplies last).
~  Use the coordinating Butterfly Duo punch to pop them out.  
~  Raise them with the Mini Stampin' Dimensional adhesive.
~  Highlight with a dash of Wink of Stella glitter brush.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!!

** SAVE - While You CAN! ** This BUNDLE is Only a Bundle for now - these great sets will carry over but won't be at a 10% Bundle Savings!!  Score it NOW... SAVE 20%++ with the Getting Crafty Family STARTER Kit!
  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 Getting Crafty and Stamping with our Exclusive Mailing List and it's many rewards!!

One Bundle, Ink and yet soooo many options!!  #SimpleStamping is beautiful and easy while far from boring!  Create in-person or online... Join us ~ check out our Crafting, Card Making and Pinterest Craft Nights and create great gifts and more monthly with us! 
SCORE the BEST Deal in TOWN!!
Create with Us EVERY Monday at a BONUS Facebook Live in our Getting Crafty Family Group.... with the BEST Savings on ALL of your crafting supplies, Free Items, add in Creating and Connecting over Crafting and Card Making in our Group with Challenges, Training, Prizes and Gifts!

Inspired by my trip to the Butterfly Biosphere in Utah, fluttering joy is easy to create. Did you know, we actually released butterflies at our wedding?  These magical critters really did seem to play with one another, do a follow the leader as they fluttered about and seemed to play with us as we sat among them.  Here you can see how a beautiful Blue Morpho butterfly landed on my backpack (I think it's because the flowers on my backpack were so pretty).
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What Others are SAYING about Getting Crafty with Jamie

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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