Saturday, August 31, 2013

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Friday, August 30, 2013

National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

It doesn't matter HOW You like them... the Toasted Marshmallow is a must!  My hubby likes it lightly toasted, my kids can't wait long enough to get much of a toast and I like mine pretty toasted!  Today is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!  Celebrate and have a ooey gooey, sticky day!
See the Card below and even a Video on how to create a SECRET Panel using our Thinlits!
Cutting a 8-1/2" x 11" Vanilla Card Stock (#101650) at 5-1/2".  Turn and using our Stampin' Trimmer (#126889) and SCORE at 2-1/2".
Run this scored and folded card stock through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439) and our Thinlits (Circle Card Thinlits #113480).  Making SURE to secure the folded Seam for this Secret Panel (See the Video BELOW on a step by step turtorial).
Using our Baked Brown Sugar card stock (#131296)for the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (#118874), these 1" Square Punch (#124094) Very Vanilla 'Marshmallows' come to life and get a little toasty.. ROUND the Corners to the Square with the 3/16" Corner Edge Punch (#119871).
The Sponge Dauber (#102892) in the Baked Brown Sugar ink (#131174).
The Great Outdoors stamp set (#126562) is stamped with the Baked Brown Sugar ink.  Our Color Coach (#130118) pairs up the Baked Brown Sugar with Crisp Cantaloupe so here my Stampin' Write Marker in Crisp Cantaloupe (#131260) for the flames and hot dog - lol...  
Using Crisp Cantaloupe card stock (#131298) and the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, daube the edges with the Baked Brown Sugar ink... adding this Happy Birthday from the Exclusive Hostess* Express Yourself stamp set (#130339). *See HOW to get these amazing exclusive benefits!
This sweet card is sure to gooey up a day!
Tied together with this Linen Thread (#104199) for a rustic, cool accent.  Interactive, Moving, FUN... these Thinlits create cool cards and pretty easily yet leave them with a WOW!
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Find reasons to CELEBRATE!  My family creates memories over these fun and silly holidays!
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How do YOU Like Toasted Marshmallows??  Are you more in my hubby's camp with a light-all-over toast or more like my kids with a barely-there toast or more like me and like them Smokin??  How EVER You like this Ooey-Gooey Treat... Celebrate it TODAY!  Leave me a Comment and tell me your preference!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Black and White Challenge

I'm the Proud Momma to five stunning girls....
So shopping for them is much like having full sized dress up dolls!!  When I saw these stunning dresses... I couldn't resist throwing down a fun CHALLENGE (oh and purchasing them for my girls - lol)!  Come Play Along... Create a project that is inspired by these stunning dresses.... WINNER (leave me a comment with a blog post or email me the Project at ) will receive this card!
It was too hard to pick... so I purchased them allllllll! Bahahahaha.... (imagine a twisted laugh here - lol).
Four Dresses, Two Girls, TONS of Fun!
Below is myyyy take on this card!  Come back for the next few days - I'll have different ones inspired by the above wardrobe!  Those who submit with a comment or an email will have their submission posted on this blog!!
I adore Black and White, Satin and Lace... combine them for this cool vintage look!
With a Circle Card Thinlits Die (#133480), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439) and Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658) you can create a moving card that is scored and cut for you!  Basic Black card stock (#121045) cut in 1/2 and scored at 2-1/2" it now creates this moving card with a flap and an area to write more!
These beautiful birds comes from the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (#126926).  Cut to create these great panels, the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334) creates this beautiful Lolly/Rosette for the moving center of the card.
Our stunning Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (#127555) is the center of this 'bow' create with our Victoria Crochet Trim (#118481).  Hot Glue holds the Rosette in place and this ribbon to cover the whole in the center.  It captures that elegant lace on the front of the dress...
This sharp Black Taffeta Ribbon (#119261) is trimmed in white. Held to the back of the card with Hot Glue, it's tied together and holds this moving card together... pull the ribbon and this is what happens...
The Rosette flips over and these Very Vanilla card stock (#101650) panels allow for you to write some inspiration.
Vintage, Classic Elegance inspired by these lovely dresses.    When a card moves, much like when a dress moves, it's sure to turn an eye or two. 
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Classic Dresses, Elegant, Vintage, Lace, Satin, Black and White.... sigh..... what a great inspiration for crafting!  Win THIS Card when you Leave me a Comment or Email me ( ) and all entries will be subject to this drawing!!  See all entries featured on this blog!  Come back this week for a few more posts, inspired by this wardrobe. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cool Treat

Sweet and Tasty... every birthday should be sweet and dripping with love.  Celebrate with style in this vintage ice-cream cone card and Wish Big!
Go Vintage and whimsical with this Vintage Ice-Cream Cone card.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
The Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper (#130144) inspired this creamy dream... Using the Cupcake Builder Punch (#121807) on this Crisp Cantalope swirled paper for a sweet topper.
The Petite Pennants Builder Punch (#122361) allows me to stamp this cool cone and punch it easily!
Create a wet, melted ice-cream look.  It's fun and easy with our Crystal Effects (#101055) adhesive.  Here I've placed the 'dripping cone look' with this glossy (that dries 3D) lacquered look. 
Small wishes to Wish Big... lol.  A cute greeting from this stamp set that fits in the Petite Curly Label punch (#129405).
Coordinating products really allow my projects to look so well pulled together.  Here the Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (#122966) ties to the Venetian Romance paper for the perfect accent.

Add smugges (l0l - just like my fingers do after eating ice-cream) and add to the Vintage Distressed Feel with the Crumb Cake ink (#126975) and our Stamping Sponges (#101610).  This easy addition softens and ages a project so easily!
It doesn't take much for me to want a scoop of ice-cream... I adore waffle cones, too!  Our favorite place to visit on Catalina Island is Big Olaf ice-cream parlor.  They make these tasty cones in the window, the old fashioned way!
Sending Sweet and Tasty, Vintage and Fun Birthday wishes that just drip with love is easy to do with this card!  Leave me a Comment and let me know what you think!  Pin, Tweet, Facebook, Email... and Share this Sweet Creation!!  Celebrate with style in this vintage ice-cream cone card and Wish Big! 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Timeless Summer

The freedom as I peddled fast... as a child and as an adult, the bike has been essential to my summers (and life in general).  I love the natural air-conditioning of it, the low-cost maintenance, the freedom, being with nature, riding in busy cities... with memories of riding my bike with my cousin and aunt to now taking my kids for our rides... the Bike holds such great memories in its spokes!
Celebrate the End of Summer when you embrace the whimsy and fun that bikes can bring to you!!  I hope you feel it with this Timeless Summer Card!
This card mimics the vintage Polaroid photos of my youth - if you are young enough to remember snapping a shot, shaking it to make it develop faster - lol - to see that you had your eyes closed... ha, ha, ha....
With the fun memories of bikes, old and new, are easy to capture and this colorful shaker card is sure to add some sparkle to those memories!
Stamping this Timeless Talk stamp set (#126607) on a Shimmery White card stock (#101910) with Stazon Jet Black ink (#101406).  Using our Stamping Sponges (#101610) and with the help of my Color Coach (#130118) paired up Crushed Curry ink (#131173), Pumpkin Pie ink (#126945) and Melon Mambo ink (#126948).
Rubbing the Crushed Curry on the bottom, build up with Pumpkin Pie and top with Melon Mambo for this sparkling sunset feel.
Create this SHAKER CARD with our Shaker Frames (#124155), Window Sheets (#114323), and the aide of our 1-1/4" Circle Punch. 
~ Stamp the wheel on the Window Sheet.
~ Punch out the bike center, adhere to the base of the card.
~ Apply Shaker Frame.
~ Add GLITTER... this post has two examples - Dazzling Diamonds (#102023) and Gold Stampin' Glitter (#132205 - Holiday Catalog pg. 29).
~ Remove Frame adhesive covering.
~ Apply Stamped Window Sheet.
~ Adhere the Stamped Bike above for this glittery shaker card.
Here it is embossed with the Framed Tulips embossing folder and with the Dazzling Diamond glitter.  The Shimmery White card stock really is a subtle but elegant touch.
Create a Polaroid when you layer this stamped and sponged image over a longer piece of Whisper White card stock (#100730).  Making the edges on the top and sides 1/4" and the bottom 1" so that it gives the vintage photo look.
Sunset wonder, isn't it?!?!  Worth of celebrating memories, birthdays, life!!
I prefer the Gold Stampin' Glitter... but oh the shaker aspect is a surprise, isn't it??
Embossed with the Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#132175 Holiday catalog pg. 24) reminds me of the notes we'd write and send on post cards!  Attaching a polaroid - this'd be a vintage feeling scrapbook page!
I couldn't resist a small montage of personalized biking photos... from this summer and the fun my kids had to an older photo of my brother and I riding our monkey handled Schwinn's - lol.  I dig my patriotic basket and yellow jumper - bahahaha.
I hope that this card brings a smile to your face!  As Summer wraps up, go for it - grab a bike and take to the roads!  Feel the wind in your hair and the joy of seeing life fly by with the pumping of your feet!
Memories new and old roll along the wheels of life on a bike... from my Aunt D taking my cousin and I on rides on hot summer nights to chasing my brother through the neighborhoods.. now I cherish the moments my beloved children ride our neighborhoods, for frozen yogurt, to the library...  Celebrate the freedom, natural eco-friendly air conditioning of the bicycle!!  Happy End of Summer!  I hope you've captured a few memories with your Polaroid (well, I use my Iphone and Cannon - lol - these days). 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Rich World Treasures

Oh so colorful, rich and majestic, the Peacock is a stunning bird!  It's rich plumes that are plentiful... did you know, that they lose their color if plucked??  That they must fall off of the bird in order to retain it's colors!!  When I see a peacock, I think of royalty... so sending a royal card full of color and a peacock to a friend is a great way to show some love.
Starting with the World Treasures stamp set (#126767) for exotic roots to this rich card. 
Our Color Coach (#130118) pairs Pacific Point with Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry.  So here the Pacific Point card stock (#111350) is accented with the Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon (#125583).

They take a peacock inspired look with the Fancy Fan embossing folder (#127751) and Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439*)
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Stamp the Peacock with Pacific Point ink (#126951).  Taking the Sponge Daubers (#102892) in Daffodil Delight ink (#126944) and Rich Razzleberry ink (#126950) to create this fun colorful bird.

Cut out with our Paper Snips (#103579) and add our Gold Glitter (#132205 for Gold and Silver Stampin' Glitter in the Holiday Catalog pg.28) when you use the 2-Way Glue Pen (#100425) for easy application.
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Send your loved ones Rich Love, take them on a trip to see World Treasures... or just send them to them on a limited budget (lol) with this exotic card!  Clean and yet rich and colorful, all handmade with love, who wouldn't feel rich receiving this??

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Happy National Waffle Day!

Whether you like yours Belgium, heart Shaped? Dino or other Shapes, Square or Rectangle.... With Fruit and Whipped Cream, Syrup n Butter, Peanut Butter n Syrup, Peanut Butter n Sour Cream (its our family tradition, lol, don't knock it until you've tried it). 

Happy National Waffle Day!!

Today's Breakfast Club, One-Card-Wonder class will be a sweet one!  Have a delicious carb filled day!  

Waffles n Chicken, Frozen Waffles, Gluten Free Waffles, cooked with Berries.... Oh the JOY of it All!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Bootiful Clouds

Clouds have a way of filling the air with expectancy.  You know the rain may fall, clearing the muck of the world away.  When that rain does drop, the world smells anew, clean and refreshed... I hope that this card expresses a similar feel.
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With one of myyyy FAVORITE Stamp sets Bootiful Occasions (#126597) makes for some amazing cards!  I'm a boot-addict - lol - so it's a natural fit!
Here the Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper (#130141) is the twist on a clouded background.. The Pool Party cardstock (#122924) coordinates perfectly with this pretty patterned paper.  The twists of the mosaic print with loops - it's like looking into a puffy sky.
The Color Coach (#130118) pairs Pool Party with Pumpkin Pie!  Here the Island Indigo ink (#126986) stamped on Whisper White card stock (#100730).  Color IN the Rain Boot with the Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker (#105115).

Rub the edges of the bootiful cardstock in the Island Indigo - this allows for the card to stand out against the patterned background, be coordinated and gives the illusion of a small layer.
Our Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439 ~ See how to get this for 1/2 OFF!) and the Retired Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (Occasions/Spring Mini) adds a wonderful cloudy texture!!  A sneaky way to add these sweet clouds... our Cupcake Builder punch (#121807) allows for the puffy cupcake top to be sweet fluffy clouds!

Make sure the clouds flow off of the page - it allows for a more realistic look while being appealing for the eye.
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Kick Up Your HEALS!!  Sport some amazing boots and kick away the rain, allowing for the sun to shine!
 Remember, when the clouds roll in, there is new life on the horizon... I hope that this card gives you a little cheer.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Circle the Date for this Celebration!

Find a Reason to Celebrate!
Sing a Song!!  Throw a Party, send out some exclusive tickets to the event and make it more festive!  Get the party moving and shaking... and start with this card!
Here is a moving card that is sure to be the ticket to celebrate that special someone in your life!
With a Crumb Cake card stock base (#120953) the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (#126926) for the center Lolly/Rosette and the Mosaic Print.  This elegant combination is classic and lends towards a vintage feel.
Using the (NEW and AWESOME) Circle Card Thinlits Die (#133480), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439) and Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658) this moving, cut and scored card comes to life... hello - how amazing is that?!?!!
Our Simply Scored Scoring Tool allows me to create these sweet Lollies/Rosettes quickly.  I scored this 1" strip at 1/4" increments for an easy folded musical Rosette.

Hot Glue the ends together and then to the front of the circle.  Adding our Antique Brads (#117273) for a vintage, elegant metal accent.  It covers the hole and looks perfect on this project.
So this interactive card is fun for all ages.  Sending it out is sure to bring some 'Wows!' as they can't stop opening and closing this card.
That's the Ticket stamp set (#128075) is a fun set that coordinates with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch (#126883).  Here stamping with Basic Black ink (#126980) and Cherry Cobbler ink (#126966) for a rich and elegant sentiment.  I miss the days of a ticket to enter an event - being a busy mom makes me miss things like movie tickets and such.... lol.
Punching this sweet little heart with the Small Heart Punch (#117193) in Cherry Cobbler card stock (#119685) for the perfect accent to this ticket.  The small, sweet pearl from our adhesive backed Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247 - 150 asst. adhesive backed pearls for only $4.95! WOW).

The Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and Pearls Hot Glued to the top give a fun way to grasp the card while adding to the luxury of the card.
Taking the Seam Binding Ribbon in Crumb Cake (#122332) and pulling a string from the center creates this ruffled ribbon look.  Adhere to the card with Hot Glue and it will remain in place.  Here it tops the embossed Modern Mosaic pattern (thanks to the Modern Mosaic embossing folder #129984).  Subtle pattern on pattern is a great touch!
Closed it's a lovely card, just the ticket to some musical celebrations!  It's interactive and cool - easily created with just a quick swipe in the Big Shot!  I love when award winning tools make meee look awesome!!  What would YOU Do with a moving card?  Who would you send it to??
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I can hear the music going, the door closed and a ticket needed to enter in on the fun! Celebrate Life, Love, Birthdays, Unions, Births... this card may just be the ticket!!  Modified, easily, to create the perfect feel you are trying to achieve!!  Can't you just hear the music?  Come and Celebrate!!  (Your Invited!)
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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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