Monday, April 4, 2011

Cupcake LUV!!

I'm soo not a Cake person but a good Cupcake will do me... I prefer pies but when you get a pretty lil cupcake, and a cherry on-top... who could resist it??

This FUN card was created at Workshop FILLED with school teachers, workers and such... the ladies were having a blast being creative... what they did (I wish I'd taken photos!) was a hoot to see - I love it when people get personal with a stamped card... using my card as a mere suggestion...

Using our Red Riding Hood paper as a base, our 'Bring on the Cake' from our Occasions Mini stamp set and the Cupcake punch... our Dbl sided DSP makes for an EASY and lovely card!! I used our border punch to create a topping for the card - the punched cherry to tie off the cupcake and our vintagy double sided Designer Series Paper tot create this cool but fun card!! Here - make your Cupcake POP with our Stampin' Dimensionals!!

Flowers A'Plenty

I just LOVE receiving flowers... and after many years of marriage - I miss getting them as often as I used to - ha, ha, ha.. so I send my girlfriends and the ladies in my life a flower or two or more to brighten their day!!

HERE with our amazing Big Shot Die - this flower is hard to not love!! With our Spring time vintage paper from the Occasions mini, the vintage rose in the center... an easy card that is feminine and fun!

With a White flower I daubed the edges in ink to create depth... I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the flower to the card, the flower center piece is adhered with Mini Glue Dots and I used a lil stick-on pearl on the center flower to add to the look... Here with Not Quite Navy ink for the sentiment, I'd forgotten the Very Vanilla paper on the counter on my way to a Workshop.. eek... so I nabbed the extra paper I always bring and we did it this way!! I just can't decided which I liked more!
Our Designer Series Paper is DOUBLE SIDED!!!! I LOVE that! Here is the other side - it reminds me of wallpaper at a Grandma's home - kind of like coming home... I used the Rose Red flower to tie in the paper, the lil pearl in the center.. so easy and such a nice card to receive!
Pearl me up!! I adore our mini pearls, especially as they are self-adhesive!! Here - it's a great way to tie off the flower, making this extra girly!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Elizabeth is so lovely!

This AMAZING stamp set 'Elizabeth' is so easy to use for such an elegant card!! Here... see how it partners with our Teeny Tiny Wishes gives you 24 amazing options.. covering most holidays and celebrations!!

For a Workshop at Bev's this week - we had a blast making this easy but FUN card... Starting with Cherry Cobbler and Espresso and Vanilla - I ran the Espresso thru the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (to emulate the scroll of the Elizabeth stamp)... I then stamped the Elizabeth on the Very Vanilla, the sentiment w/ Cherry Cobbler and the amazing crochet ribbon tied it up - elegantly! The Same card... different Sentiment... we then used a Dauber to age, gently, the sides with the Espresso ink... darker in the corners for the 'burnt' look... I think this, even w/ the Elizabeth scroll could be masculine... either way - it's stunning!
THIS may be the card I give to Kim on her wedding - I love this card, the papers, the look... sigh
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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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