Saturday, November 30, 2013

What a friend I have thanks to stamping!

OK so being a wife, mom and business owner has me hopping!  When a dear friend that I met through my passion, business and love of paper-crafting called me.. she was delivering a home made treat... even accommodating the special dietary needs of my daughter!
So as I'd been up, coughing alllll night, I'd finally fallen asleep to wake and receive a text... Georgia had hand-delivered a breakfast treat and even made it pretty!  (The Dr. doesn't know what is wrong with me... so I'm on a slew of major meds to attack it all - ugh.)
OK Yummmmmm... home-made Pumpkin Bread!!
And SUCH a Pretty tag to sweeten my day!  Her use of her new Big Shot goes to show how fun paper-crafting is!  Our dies, embossing folder and more really make for a wow blessing!
Ummm... 5 minutes later, it was GONE!!!!  The kids were even nibbling on the crumbs!
My blessings, family, friends, those who love and care for me.. support us and my love of paper-crafting!
Having met such a wonderful woman in Georgia and her sweet daughter Jenna... our lives have been so very blessed.  My kids love her, she brings a warm and kind smile to every gathering...
My blessings in life are numerous!  My husband, children, family, friends... and the blessings my passion and business of Stamping and Paper-Crafting has brought me such wonderful friends!  Thanks to all who come by, support, love and join me in this fun walk we call life.. you bless me so!  (Special thanks to Georgia for the sweet treat as I was just so sick... a little love goes a far way!)

Thankful Label Shaped Card

Saying Thankful is great all year long!  I know that during this Season I reflect and honor my many reasons to be thankful!  Creating a warm card that is quick and fun... is ideal during this busy season.  This card is just that - easy and fun paper-crafting!
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For this sweet card you will need:
Crumb Cake card stock (#120953)
Neutrals (Chocolate Chip) Core'dinations card stock (#129956)
Champagne Glimmer Paper (#127885)
Labels Collection Framelits (#125598)
Expressions Thinlits Dies (#132171)
Woodgrain Embossing Folder (#127821)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)
Paper-Piercing Tool (#126189)
Stampin' Pierce Mat (#126199)
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack (#127857)
SNAIL Adhesive (#104332)
Crystal Effects adhesive (#101055)
Stampin' Sanding System (#129367)
The ladies and I enjoyed this card from a recent class.  Taking a cut and folded Crumb Cake card stock, the Labels Collection Framelits, Big Shot and Magnetic Platform.  Leave area on the seam of the card and with the largest of the framelits, cut this card into a fun shape (I think it mimics an acorn - lol).
Using the Chocolate Chip Core'dination card stock and the Labels Collection Framelit that is two sizes smaller.  Cut this same shape so it mimics the card shape. 
Core'dination card stock has an inner monochromatic color that comes out when distressed, sanded, textured, embossed.  Here we used the Woodgrain embossing folder across this shaped piece.  Sanding the Top with our Stampin' Sanding System.  It revealed the Crumb Cake center and added a fun, soft texture to the card.
Using the Expressions Thinlits Dies (Thankful), Big Shot and Magnetic Platform this Champagne Glimmer Paper creates a stunning sentiment!  This is super quick.  I use the Paper-Piercing Tool (or my SNIPS) to push the sentiment out.  Adhere with liquid adhesive.  Here the Crystal Effects dries clear and quickly.
I'd been asked to demonstrate the Paper-Piercing.  Our Festive Paper-Piercing Pack has the Labels Collection.  Quickly with the use of our Piercing Mat and Tools you can create a unique and layered accent with these tools.  The Paper-Piercing Guides prevent making too big of a whole also while the Mat protects your table!
Shaped cards are extra special.  They are quick to create and look so great!  Go ahead, have fun creating some shapes!
This is a Neutral, soft, distressed card but the fun Champagne Glimmer 'Thankful' makes it POP!
I'm so thankful that you came by today!  Please come back often!  I try to post daily.  Want MORE of ME?!?!  Sign up for the Creative Paper-Crafting 101 6-week Video Tutorial class (it's 1/2 OFF during this Black Friday/Weekend Sale - as is the Neutrals Core'dination Card stock and many of our Framelits!)
During the busy season, take a moment to say how you feel (well, not the tired, harried feelings - lol).  I love to send heart-warming cards... this quick one makes it easy to get out during this busy season!!  Create a hand-stamped card (well, this doesn't even have a stamp - lol) and show that you care!  Have fun with the textures and shape of it, too!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Save! Save!! Save!!

Don't Miss out on the HUGE Sale this weekend - ONLY!
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Happy Thanksgiving hand-stamped card

Being Thankful for the simple things is  a great way to appreciate life.  This sweet and simple card is a quick way to say you care when you celebrate Thanksgiving!  This Rock n Roll Technique has a video how-to included!  I'm thankful that you are here today!  Happy Thanksgiving!!
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A simple card doesn't subtract from the loveliness and care.  For this card you will need:
Very Vanilla card stock (#101650)
Crumb Cake card stock (#120953)
Crumb Cake ink (#126975)
Tangerine Tango ink (#126946)
Tags 4 You BUNDLE stamp set & coordinating punch while saving 15%!! (#133294)
Early Espresso Baker's Twine (#123124)
Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive (#104430)
Simple cards do not mean boring it means clean, elegant and fast... like a super hero - coming in to save the day!!  Making this sweet 3" card is a small  way to say so much!  Stamping this 'Happy Thanksgiving' sentiment in Tangerine Tango ink.  Roll the edges in the Crumb Cake ink.  This will create an ombre / variegated image. 
See this video below to create a cute Rock n Roll technique.
Simply use the coordinating punch to pop the image out. 
Tie it all together!  Take the Early Espresso Baker's Twine and tie the card with a simple bow.  Use the Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive to raise the variegated image above the ribbon. 
I'm so thankful that you came by today!  Please bring your friends and family along to play... I try to post every day!
This card is Quick, Pretty, Clean, Simple... do not undervalue the power of this sweet little card to say how much you care!  Sending a hand-stamped card is a treat no matter how simple or advanced a card can be!  I hope that you don't hold yourself back from doing just that... send cheer all year!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday BONANZA!!

Happy Gift Giving Season!
Myyyy Gift to YOU is these awesome Discounts!!
These items are:
~ Gift-able (give to yourself and others!!)
~ Unlimited!  All discounts are unlimited so go ahead, bless a friend or family member with these awesome deals!!
~ FUN!  Join me for Classes (on-line and in-person), Shop with Me (Email, Phone or In-Person) while earning BONUS Frequent Buyer Points!!
Gift Certificates!
Good for Classes, Product and MORE - Exclusively through Jamie AR Albanese and
Friday through Midnight PST Monday, December 2nd.. for every $20 you spend earn a BONUS $5!! 
$20 = $25
$40 = $50
$60 = $75
$80 = $100!!
WOW - So all Purchases will be automatically adjusted during this time and certificates will be issued Tues, Dec. 3rd and sent to all who purchase!

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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Thankful for hand-stamped Postcard

Create a colorful card to show how thankful you are!  With some fun and fabulous techniques... and a video on this fun technique.. you, too, can create and send colorful greetings!  Show that your Thankful this year.... and send some warm greetings!
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For this card you will need:
Post Card background stamp (#130366)
Truly Grateful stamp set (#131370)
Very Vanilla card stock (#101650)
Pumpkin Pie card stock (#105117)
Pumpkin Pie ink (#126945)
Crushed Curry ink (#131173)
Early Espresso ink (#126974)
Linen Thread (#104119)
Paper Snips (#103579)
Versa Mark ink (#102283)
Clear Embossing Powder (#109130)
Heat Tool (#129053)
Embossing Buddy (#103083)
Brayer (#102395)
Stampin' Sponges(#101610)
Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive (#104430)
Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (#121809)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)
Cutting the Very Vanilla card stock to 4-1/4"x5-1/2".  Powder with the Embossing Buddy, this primes your surface for the Versa Mark and Embossing (much like applying powder to your face, filling the nooks and crannies, before applying the remaining make-up). 
Stamp this Post Card background Stamp with Versa Mark on the Very Vanilla card stock.  Stamp the bounty of wheat and 'thankful for' stamp from the Truly Grateful stamp set.
Liberally cover with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with our Heat Tool. Cut the card stock down to near the edges of the Post Card image.
'Load' your Brayer with the Crushed Curry ink.  Add/Load the ends with the Pumpkin Pie ink.
Roll across the embossed card stock and your images will appear (like magic)!  Using my Stampin' Sponge and rubbing the embossing to remove the ink that sits on the top.  Use the same Stampin' Sponge to apply the Early Espresso ink to the edges of the card stock for a framed and vintage look.  My Color Coach (#130118) paired these colors together for a colorful and warm card!
Using the end of my Paper Snips I make a small hole and tied the bundle of wheat with the Linen Thread for a fun 3D accent.
Emboss the Pumpkin Pie card stock base with the Tulip Frame Embossing Folder and Big Shot.  Layer this brayerd post card over the top for a raised and fun framed image.
This exact technique can translate with any collection of colors... see this fun video and try it yourself!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you do!
Often the blessing of those you are thankful for add color and warmth to your life.  Send those who you are thankful for... a thankful card that reflect the beauty they bring to your life.  I'm so thankful that you came by today... I hope that I added a dash of color to your life, too!

Black Friday Specials

Starting Midnight on Friday through the End of Monday Dec 2nd I am offering these awesome Specials!
Creative Paper-Crafting 101
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Winner, Winner, Sushi Dinner!!

(place a high pitched squeal here - lol)
OK, So I just found out that I, little ol' me, a Mom of 6, wife, sister... crazy girl... was hand-picked by Stampin' Up! as a Winner for their World Card Making Day selection! 
CELEBRATE with ME!  YAY!!  Whoop!  Whoop!
I'm dancing about doing the booty wiggle as my dog and kids jump about me in Glee!
Tee, he, he, he.... these kiddos bless me!
So my hubby is celebrating with SUSHI for Dinner... a Favorite of mine...
I'm bowled over with JOY!
I hope you celebrate with me... leave a comment, share, pin, email and send this post around the world!

Turkey Day Punch Art Sweet Treat!

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble... these sweet little treats are sure to be gobbled right up!  With a fun nod to the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday (with this Punch Art Turkey).. you, too, can gift a gobble-worthy treat to sweeten this busy season!
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For this sweet little turkey you will need:
1" Circle Punch (#119868)
1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch (#127811)
1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (#119854)
2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (#118874)
Cajun Craze card stock (#119684)
Pumpkin Pie card stock (#105117)
Crushed Curry card stock (#131199)
Early Espresso card stock (#119686)
Paper Snips (#103579)
SNAIL adhesive (#104332)
Glue Dots (#103683)
Googlie Eyes
Butterscotch Disk Candies..
Simply punch out the card stock out and layer with SNAIL adhesive.  Leaving off or cutting the bottom three scallops so that it stands on it's own. 
My Color Coach (#130118) is a favorite tool of mine!  It makes me shine but really does all the hard work... pairing Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Early Espresso for a cute and Fall feeling Turkey Treat!
 Adhere the 1" Early Espresso to the front of the Butterscotch candy with the Glue Dots.  Using the scallops from the cut off piece and make a waddle.  Using my Snips create these cut 'beak' for a fun accent.  These googlie eyes were from our Holiday catalog last year and I hoarded a bunch for my personal use - lol.   
Adhere the butterscotch disk and face to the Crushed Curry scallop circle (that is adhered to the other colored and layered scallop punched circles) with the Glue Dots. 
Here is my little angel as she was a Native American and sang 'I don't want to be a Turkey... they stuff you and bake you and taste you.. I'm glad I'm not a Turkey on Thanksgiving day!' then enjoyed their feast!  What a FULL Day and a sweet memory...
Tuckered out, our 'Sneaky Leopard' ... I feel the same - lol!
Share a sweet and fun memory this Thanksgiving!  These little guys are simple, fun and whimsical!  These guys are perfect to stand at attention when you set your Thanksgiving meal.
I just gobble up that you came by today!  Please come often as I try to post daily and bring your friends and family along for the fun!
Gobble up all the praise when you give this sweet treat!  With a few quick punches, this gobble worthy treat is sure to stand and deliver!  Whimsical accents (like this punch art turkey) can deliver a smile... and when dealing with the holidays, those can be too few... so make your own and share them!

Stampin' Write Markers on Tool Tip Tuesday!

Stampin’ Write Markers on Tool Tip Tuesday!

Color your Stamps, Paper-Crafting and Life with our Stampin' Write Markers!  A fun way to use the same ink in our Stampin' Ink Pads but in a dual tipped marker! 

Coordinate your project with our color palate!  Color DIRECTLY on the Stamp, Fill in a stamped image, water color, to Journaling on a project (or just writing a greeting in a color coordinated pen)!   Collect them in their individual, color families or the FULL Line-Up of color collections in a handy-dandy holder!

These makers have:
• Dual-tipped markers: .5 mm fine point and flexible brush

• Use fine tip for details and journaling; use flexible brush for coloring and inking stamps

• Odorless, acid-free, water-based dye ink

• Available individually or in color collections (Neutrals Collection does not include Very Vanilla or Whisper White)

• Available in Many Marvelous Markers; packaged in a rigid plastic case with individual compartments and a handle (set of 38)

• Coordinate with Classic Stampin’ Pads and exclusive Stampin’ Up! cardstock

• Finger grips on cap for easy cap removal

Quick Trick
For a soft watercolor look, outline your image with a Stampin’ Write Marker, and then use a Blender Pen, Aqua Painter, or water-dampened watercolor brush to pull and blend the marker colors into the area you desire.

You can custom-color images by coloring directly on the stamp. Use the flexible brush tip on its side to shade and blend colors right on the rubber. The fine point lets you easily color small areas of the stamp. You can also omit parts of the design by coloring only those features you want to stamp.

Aqua Painters, Blender Pens, Cardstock, Classic Stampin’ Pads

Store markers on their sides to keep ink evenly distributed between both tips.

See this fun video on one very colorful technique with our Stampin' Write Markers!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thankful Tree

A fun and easy craft to do with your family is a Thankful Tree!  

Grabbing branches from trees in your yard or the local parks you can adhere them to a vase or mason jar. 

Tie the jar/vase with colorful raffia or ribbon. With Punches or our fun Framelits and Big Shot and Pretty Patterned Designer Series Paper or Card Stock and write what you are blessed and thankful for. 

My kids love writing what they loved for the meal, school year, etc. I love using our Metallic Pens or Chalk Pen for fun variety. Tie to the branches with our Baker's Twine for a colorful and easy accent. 

You will be in the leagues of Martha Stewart and bless others with your creative genius!  Have fun and find reasons to be Thankful this year... I'm thankful that you came by to visit!  

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Blue Ribbon Birthday hand-stamped card

Giving my 5-1/2 year old the option on what she wanted to use for her little buddy's 6th birthday.. she picked this Blue Ribbon stamp set and wanted it in blue and red.  Whipping my Color Coach out, I paired this card for a sweet birthday hand-stamped card for a sweet boy!
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For this fun and quick card you will need:Blue Ribbon stamp set (#125981)
Tempting Turquoise card stock (#102067)
Tempting Turquoise ink (#126952)
Real Red ink (#126949)
Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (#130134)
Brights adhesive backed Candy Dots (#130931)
Neutrals adhesive backed Candy Dots (#130934)
Very Vanilla card stock (#101650)
1-3/8" Circle Punch (#119860)
2-3/8" Scallop Punch (#118874)
Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive (#104430)
Seeing my little princess jumping about with her friends is a great pick me up for this tired and cold-fighting momma!  Two of my kids grew up with this family's two kids.. it's funny seeing them go from toddlers and infants at our Mommy Play Groups to now...
Paired together with the aide of my Color Coach (#130118) a favorite tool of mine!  Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Very Vanilla create this great card!  Adding these adhesive backed Candy Dots for a fun accent reminds me of my own childhood love of those sweet treats!
Layered over this base of Tempting Turquoise card stock and this fun Real Red Chevron Patterned Brights Designer Series Paper Stack for a bold card.  Stamping this Ribbon on Very Vanilla in Real Red ink for a bright POP!  This color coordinated Tempting Turquoise stamped 'Happy Birthday' to the center is easy!  This stamp set coordinates with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch and the 2-3/8" Scallop Punch for ease in cutting/popping out!
Layered with the Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive for stacking ease that POPS!
Cards don't have to be timely!  Our stamps and coordinating products, colors and tools make for easy and fun cards!
YOU should be given a Blue Ribbon for coming by!  I'm so happy you did.  I try to post daily and hope you will come by and often!  Bring your family and friends to join the fun.
Creating cards and projects with my kiddos is a great passion of mine. Here my sweet 5-1/2 year old have creative license in making this card for her buddy.  She pulled a cute Blue (and Red) Ribbon card together to celebrate him in style.  I hope you will take time to create hand-stamped paper crafts with those you love... it's fun while creating special memories.
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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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