Friday, May 31, 2013

Private Invitation

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Week with this Private Class!!
Wonderful techniques taught over 4 weeks - just in time to have FUN and Celebrate Summer
(and Life!!)
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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Spring Cottage, So Worth the Wait

I'm a country girl at heart...
I grew up in two places - but primarily in a farming community.  We had a killer Aggie (agriculture) dept at our school - Goooo Saints!!
When I saw this stamp set I knew it'd be mine!  I like builder sets and this window has me excited... sadly it's going to be GONE this week as it's RETIRING*!!
See THIS and ALL of our Retiring* items (*)...
CLICK HERE and see the $avings, too!
Here our Pretty In Pink* card stock (#100459) as the base is embossed with our Elegant Bouquet* embossing folder (#115964) and our Big Shot (#113439).  This floral textured background ties in with our Twitterpated* Designer Series Paper (#125406). 
This stamp set really covers all seasons and can open the window to cheer to anyone!
An embossing folder like this, though retiring, is sure to live a long and bright life!
Our Stampin' Write Markers make life easy and FUN!  Here the Pretty In Pink*, Riding Hood Red*, Baja Breeze* are all Retiring* but are full of life!
We used the same markers to color the embossed flowers... it ties into the patterned flowers on the Twitterpated* paper.
Stamping the Spring Window, bird and butterfly on Whisper White card stock (#100730) with Early Espresso ink (#126974) then coloring it in... cutting out our with our Paper Snips (#103579) gives you a real 'open window' feel!
Popping it up with our Stampin' Dimensional adhesive (#104430) for additional dimension.
Colored, embossed flowers adds a fun twist on this card.
Word Play* stamp set (#120308) is a fun and soon to retire stamp set that covers sooo very much!
The Decorative Label punch (#120907) fits a ton while being elegant and classic.
My friends and family back East sooo know what it's like to wait on Spring... it's sooo worth the wait to them - lol. 
A twist on this using this Window... on our Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper (#126917)....
A sweet 3" x 3" with this window..
just like a wood cottage...
Tweet, tweet card!
Sure to deliver Spring and Cheer to those who receive it!
Deliver Cheer and Joy to YOUR life when you Order this from the Retired List!  CLICK HERE and see the Huge $avings (up to 60%!!)
 Thanks for coming by!
Leave me a comment, let me know what you think!  Please share this with others... Pin it, Tweet It, Facebook It, Email It... and remember, you can Follow Me and Share Meeee with your friends and family on ALL of those channels, Instagram, and more!

Patterned Pool Party

I have dyslexia.  My brother, one of my sisters, quite a few of my cousins, my grandfather (we suspect) all have dyslexia.  It's a learning disability, one that I've been blessed to have coping mechanisms learned and am planning to some day be an author. 
When my daughter had struggles in school this past year, I knew right away what it was.  I have faith that she, too, will overcome this struggle.  Her school, teacher, tutor in addition to our help will have her succeed!
This card embodies my desire for her..
I hope it brightens YOUR day and
encourages YOU to Aim High!!
This Sneak Peak card is with all new Stampin' Up! Products from our upcoming catalog. 
With Island Indigo, a former In-Color, now part of our Regals Color Collection, card stock (#122923) base this card is rich and elegant. 
Add our New Pool Party, another former In-Color and new member of our Subtles Collection, here the Core'dination Cardstock (Subtles Core'dination card stock collection #129954)  and our Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series paper (#130141).... this card comes to LIFE!
Running this 4" x 4" Pool Party Core'dination card stock through the Big Shot (#113439) and the New Modern Mosaic (#129984) embossing folder.
Rubbing the top of this patterned paper in a circular manner with our new Stampin' Sanding System (#129367).  This block is easy on the hand and has replacement sanding sheets - very low cost ($1.95 for refills!! #129368).  When you rough up the Core-dination card stocks the inner 'core' is revealed.  A monochromatic lighter version of the exterior color!
Our Dust Buddy (#129366) wipe your project and surface clean of any shredded papers!
The NEW Mosaic punch (#131267) coordinates PERFECTLY with the NEW Mosaic Madness stamp set (#130246).  It ties into the patterned Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper, too!  Stamping the Mosaic Madness stamps with Island Indigo ink (#126986) on Whisper White card stock (#100730) then punching them out - layering them over the textured pattern allows for a sharp look.
Stamping this Feel Goods (#131916) stamp sentiment with Island Indigo on this pretty paper then rubbing the stamped piece into the ink pad adds as small layer that sets it apart in a subtle way.
Sweeten this card with these luster and elegance with our adhesive backed Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247).  The sheet comes with 150 pearls in 3 sizes for only $4.95 - WOW!  The varying sizes allows for perfect accentuation with perfect coordination!!

My big baby girl can and will overcome this challenge.. being stronger for it!  (My cousins overcame it and one is even a published author!!)
I hope that when life hands you some lemons you make it better with a sweet lemonade (or frozen lemonade pop or even a margarita, lol).
How do YOU Cheer others on??
A card is sure to brighten someone's day while living on to continue to do so (my shelves and refrigerator  has quite a few!).
I hope this Sneak Peak cheers your day!!
Want to see all of our New Colors, the Soon to Retire Colors, Stamps, Tools and more at a great savings... CLICK HERE and have FUN before they are gone!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!  Want a New Catalog for YOUR hands and eyes.. let's talk/email!!
She believed she could, so she did!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

White on White on White

What is Black and White and Read all over....
(a newspaper/book/kindle - lol)
It's a favorite joke of my kids....
so when I create this card I wondered
What is White and White and White?!?!
Here you go, a Sneak Peak into our New Catalog and a different Mod Style Inspired card!
When I see this Mosaic Pattern I am brought back to my childhood and watching Agent Smart with my parents... the thick black liquid eye liner, white go go boots and white mosaic used in fashion and decoration.  (I think my love of fashion, boots and eye make-up came early in my life, lol.)

With our New Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper with two beautiful Whisper White quatrefoil printed window sheets... our Big Shot (#113439), New Modern Mosiac Embossing Folder (#129984), the Delicate Details Lace Tape, our adhesive backed Rhinestone Basic Jewels... tied together with the help of our Sticky Strip adhesive (#104294) and Whisper White Baker's Twine (#124262). 
With a 4-1/4" x 6" piece of Whisper White card stock (#100730).  Our Stampin' Trimmer (#126889) makes scoring easy with it's dual blade ability, it can cut andddd score!  (Score, baby!! lol)  Adhere the Red Sticky Strip - it's double sided - so you peel it from the roll and adhere where you want, cutting off any unnecessary length.  When placed where you want it, you can use your Bone Folder (#102300) to re-fold the scored and adhesive covered sections. 
Our Detail Lace Tape is a pop of additional white on this card... and oh so easy to add!!  These window sheets are awesome, aren't they?!?!
Removing the backing on ONE side of the card of the Sticky Strip, the adhesive is now VERY Sticky and Clear!  Tuck the Modern Mosaic embossed piece of 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Whisper White card stock under the other covered adhesive 1/4" lip.  This will assure that it can become a tri-folded card and close correctly!
The section I left on the edge, behind the Detail Lace Tape is where I will adhesive the other side/top of the card.
The Modern Mosaic embossing is the boss - lol - isn't it?!?!  (Having Pun, yet?!?! bahahaha)
I can't wait to coordinate it with our New Mosaic paper punch (#131267) and coordinating stamps, papers, etc!

The inside looks like soooo.. the flaps are hidden and yet the Sticky Strip and 1/4" scored flaps do the job!
Closing the Card and the Embossed flap down before removing and adhering the Window Sheet prevents any sticky situations, lol.
BAM and pretty all white tri-fold card that is sure to brighten someone's day!  What would YOU stamp on the inside?!??  I'm thinking a Silver Embossed greeting... leave me a comment and let me know, baby, wedding, anniversary, birthday...
what do you think?!?!!
It's subtle but the pattern on pattern on pattern in all Whisper White is elegant, crisp and fresh - like freshly laundered white clothes...
a rich look that is easy to achieve!
Tied up, this Baker's Twine hides the subtle gloss of the Sticky Strip while coordinating with the card!  The dash of sparkly is very rich looking, at a lower cost.  Who doesn't love sparkle?!?!!!
So, one of our last Bible Study meetings this shirt inspired this card!  This beautiful white on white card, elegant, sheer, refined inspired me to play with this look!  What do YOU think?!?!  What inspires YOU?!?!!  (leave me a comment and let me know)
I LOVE the results and trying to capture it in a picture is challenging - lol.  I hope that this comes across with the cool elements and all white theme.
What do YOU Think?!?!
All one Color - devoid of color... actually I never did understand how White's art definition is a combination of all color while black is devoid.. seriously, have you seen what mixing all color looks like?!?!  (Come to my house, my kids will be glad to demonstrate that - lol.)  CLICK HERE to see a definition of colors... how funny is that?!?!
I am beyond excited by our NEW Catalog packed full of beautiful new colors, papers, stamps, tools and more available June 1st!  Want a Catalog NOW?!?!  Leave me a comment and let me know - I'll get it to you!  Call/text (805)300-3679 or email me at !!
Want to get your hands on and play with these great new goodies?!!  Click HERE and Book a Private Class!  I will bring the FUN to YOU!!

Tea Time Thanks

Asking for help is something that comes hard to me.  When I do ask or even receive help, the blessing it is.. is HUGE!!  This card is how I feel, kind of like the world/life may be raining down on me but help makes it bearable!!
This card is PACKED with our soon-to-retire products from the Spring Mini!  Ending May 31st... get yours before they are gone!  CLICK HERE to see ALL of our Soon-To-Retire items!!
Our Million-Dollar Moments stamp set is a stylish, fun set that covers so much!  Here stamping it on our Very Vanilla card stock (#101650) with our Island Indigo ink (#126986 - it's an In-Color that is NOW becoming a part of our permanent color family!!).  Stamping her and her raining flowers is easy.  Stamping this sweet duck (quack!) next to her in So Saffron (#126957) adds a sweet whimsical touch!!
Framing it is easy with our Big Shot (#113439) and our Apothecary Accents framelits (#127003) creates a clean lined look.  This beautiful Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (#129311) is soon to retire!!  This beautiful color combo of Lucky Limeade* (soon to retire!!), Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Island Indigo and So Saffron is classic and the collection pulls them together in a quilted elegant combo!!
Stamping our 'thanks a million' sentiment in Island Indigo ink on the Very Vanilla card stock ties the look together.  Popping the sentiment out with our New 7/8" Scallop Circle punch (#129404) and layering it with our Stampin' Dimensional adhesive (#104430) over one of our circles on the paper for a cohesive look!
Tie it up with our soon-to-retire Ruffled 3/8" Lucky Limeade ribbon (#122977).  Adding this pop of green balances the other colors while keeping it all color coordinated!!
Kick Up Your Heels..
when you are blessed with help and good friends!!
(I just LOVE silhouette stamps like this, don't you?!?)
No matter what side you have the girl stand (on your card) this card is sure to shower some love on another for all they do!
The card on the Right was more popular at my recent Spring into Summer card class...
which is YOUR favorite?!?! 
Leave me a comment and let me know, please!!
Do you like the cards I create?!?!  (Thank You!!)
Want to take a class?!? 
Click HERE for my Schedule with MANY Options...
Host a Private Class (at a reduced rate, with your family and friends... and I will bring the class to YOU!) or are you too busy or hindered and unable to make it out?!?  Consider my NEW Virtual Club and BONUS classes coming THIS SUMMER!! 
 CLICK HERE and see how our Private Classes work... feel free to contact me at
(805)300-3679 phone/text
or email me at
and I will Secure YOUR Spot(s) for YOU!!
Thanks A MILLION  for coming by and checking in!  Remember that it's easy to help others and harder (at times) to accept or even ask for assistance.  Thank those in your life when they help you - it maybe a blessing in return!
Remember.... most of these items on this card are retiring... CLICK HERE to see ALL that are Retiring and what items are Up-To 60% OFF!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Soho Couple

I love distressed, vintage, crochet and antique... almost anything!  So when these New Papers, Stamps, and more came out... I couldn't resist pulling them together to create this lovely
'Mr. & Mrs.' card!! 
(Perfect for weddings, anniversaries and more!)
Shhhh... this Sneak Peak of our New Papers, Colors, Stamps, Punches and more... is sure to make your mouth (or crafting mind) salivate - lol.. but remember ALL items with a * will be available June 1st for Ordering!!
With the name 'Crisp Cantaloupe' my mind perks up and my mouth salivates... hmmm, when was the last time I had a yummy cantaloupe... but I digress, lol.
With Summer and our NEW Catalog almost here... I couldn't resist incorporating some juicy creations into my life and sharing it with YOU!!
Here with a Crisp Cantaloupe card stock (#131297*), our NEW Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (#130140*) in this beautiful distressed, scrolled, printed sheet... our Early Espresso Core'dination paper (Neutrals Core'dination set #129956*) and Sanding System (#129367*)... you can create great distressed, vintage and elegant cards oh-so-easily!  The Flower Garden embossing folder (#123113) and Big Shot (#113439) lend for easy and cool embossing and texture.
Our Stampin' Sponge (#101610) and Early Espresso Ink (#126974) rubbed on the edges of the card take the bright and crisp cantaloupe and soften it for a distressed and suitable to this Designer Series Paper look. 
This NEW Label Love stamp set (#130619*) coordinates with our Artisan Label Punch (#130920*) for a quick scrolled centerpiece and greeting.  Our Early Espresso embossing powder (#128980*) and Heat Tool (#129053) raise and highlight the sentiment... setting it apart but keeping it in-line with this card. 
The lovely 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim (#118481) is elegant and anything crochet-ed (sp??) adds warmth and love to a card/project.

Subtle ways that tie it all together.. I hope YOU enjoy this peek into our New and Exciting Catalog.. I can't wait for it's official arrival... lol... I doooo love being a Demonstrator and having access to all these new goodies well before others.. lol (the discounts and friends are icing on my crafting cake!!)
(Shhh - lol - but I'd love to have YOU join my team... as a Team Leader I'll be here to support and encourage you.. CLICK HERE to see more on this!!)
Do YOU want this New Catalog before the end of the month?!?!  Email me at or call/text me (805)300-3679 and
I will connect you with one!!
Want to see more?!?!
I will post a new card daily of our soon to retire another post of our soon to come stamping products... come play with me!!
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I'm blessed when you do!
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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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