Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Retreat in Big Bear Lake, CA


You Are Invited!

With LIMITED SPOTS, you will want to RSVP ASAP to Jamie for this 
Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Retreat.

When:  September 16, 17 and 18th 2016
Where:  Big Bear Lake, California
It Includes:  
~ Generous Gift Bag upon arrival, in your suite
~ 5 Crafting Sessions
~ Wine and Cheese Night
~ Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday
~ Breakfast on Sunday
~ All meals except Dinner on Saturday Night
~ Raffles of $400 in items
~ Boat Tour
~ Gifts - come prepared to be spoiled through out the whole weekend - squeee!
~ Salt Water Pool and Jaccuzzi, Work Out Room, Yoga on the lake classes - all included!

Friday Night:
~ Wine and Cheese bar from 5~7 pm
~ PJs and Crafting Class 7~9 pm
~ Pedi and Facial Bar Open
~ PJ Contest with Prizes!!

~ Continental Breakfast 8~9 am
~ Crafting Class 8~10 am
~ Big Bear Village Visit 10-12:15 pm
Ideas for the Village:  Cooking Class, limited seating, 
or Shop the Village (I'll have some must-hit stores to visit and a savings card from the Lodge for all who come).
~ BBQ Lunch 12:30-1:30pm + Gifts for attendees
~ Massive Crafting Class 1:30-5:30 pm
~ Boat Tour (included in the fee, a driving tour can be an option) 5:30-6:30 pm
~ Dinner Out (not included in the cost of the retreat, a group dinner would be fun - I will have locations of recommended places with a variety of prices, RSVP's recommended so we will pick the location/groups Friday Night to RSVP)
~ PJ's and S'mores Gourmet Bar + Drinks bar (mixed and virgin fun drinks).

~Breakfast and Crafting Class 8~10:30 am
~ Head out around 11am
~ Driving visit, on our way out of town, of the Fawnskin park that Shirley Jones created with a piece of the 9/11 Twin Towers.
~ We can meet up for lunch, if people want, when we get down the mountain (not included).
View from the deck, off of these suites!
Gettin' Crafty Stampers $225 for the weekend
Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family  $200 for the weekend
Lodge Suite:  MASSIVE Savings at $99 a Night!!
Rooms include a Queen Master, full bathroom, living room and kitchen + Queen pull out couch.

RSVPs are due ASAP to secure your spot!  
~ $75 non-refundable but transferable deposit required, payable to Jamie AR Albanese to secure your spot ~  RSVP's not secure until this occurs.
Balance Due by July 29th.
Email or Call Jamie at (805)300-3679

MAIL Deposits to:
 Jamie AR Albanese
1810 Colgate Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

~ Lodge Rooms to be RSVP'd under your CC with the special RSVP desk for our event alone, contact info given when deposit is secure.
Save when you secure the best deal in town, the Starter Kit!!  
~ RIGHT  NOW Stampin' Up! is offering their Starter Kit, any $125 in product for Only $99 + Free Shipping!!
Join Our Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family and Take the Retreat at a SAVINGS, while having creative fun!!  CLICK HERE for more information and to Join!!
Facebook Group:
When you RSVP for your spot (and any friends or family you RSVP for) you will be invited to Join an exclusive Facebook Group for THIS EVENT Alone!  See Sneak Peaks of the classes, kits, goody bags, and MORE!!

Raffle Tickets!!

A percentage of ALL Raffle Tickets will go to support the American Cancer Society!!  
At the Retreat tickets will be $2 each
PREORDER Tickets at 10 Tickets for $15!
Raffling Off:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Big Shot Textured Impressions Machine, Kits, Stamp Sets, and MORE!!  $400+ In Value!

My feet up on my deck.. seriously, this is my favorite home away from home!!
View from my deck - any season, this place is amazing!!

Thoughtful hydrangea handmade card

Create and deliver a flower that will never die.  This beautiful hand crafted hydrangea card was designed for a friend who's fighting cancer.  This stunning and Limited Edition (today is the LAST Day to purchase it!!) Thoughtful Branches stamp set and coordinating dies create this handmade card with ease.  Created at our Ragamuffin Connecting over Coffee and Card Making morning today - join our fun card making classes and have fun while crafting!
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**  SHOP 24/7 with me.  If you enjoy this project and want to have some fun crafting with me, CLICK HERE and RSVP ASAP for my Upcoming Classes!!  Most classes are FREE with a qualified purchase!!

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!! 
Stamping Off... This card is so easy to create.  I love those pink and green hydrangeas and wanted to mimic the beauty.  

Create this card by:
~ Stamp with Pear Pizzazz ink on Blushing Bride card stock this stamp from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  WITHOUT reinking - stamp slightly turned to create this blurred and softened look (this is called Stamping Off - a fun and easy technique).  
~ Frame it with the coordinating Beautiful Branches thinlits and die-cut on the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.
~ Brush it out using the Big Shot Die-Brush (TOOL-TIP:  I have mine inside of a Paper Pumpkin box to contain all of the die-cut pieces.)
~ Die-Cut the stem from the Pear Pizzazz card stock and do the same as above.
~ Create a sponged cloud background (see below) with the Soft Sky ink pad.
~ Stamp the greetings in the Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride ink pads.
~ Roll the Glue Dots and adhere the stem.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals (cut in half) to create dimension with die-cut hydrangea flower.
~ Tie a bow with the shiny silver ribbon and adhere to the stem with a rolled glue dot.

~  Ask ME how YOU can get the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machinefor FREE or 1/2 OFF!!  With a full collection from the one of the best catalogs in ages - you can be the first to enjoy the awesomeness and score the FREE Items when you book a Private Class with me!  Score the BEST Deal of $125 for only $99 and FREE Shipping when you take the starter kit home - a kit YOU Pick!!  ~
Surprisingly simple and oh, so pretty!
Sponged clouds are so easy to create!
~ Punch a shape, like this Tree Builder punch that also can be a cupcake/ice cream.
~ Hold it from the bottom up and sponge the Soft Sky across the top half to create a soft cloud look. 
~ The first row will not look like much is happening but work your way up and it'll come together to create a soft sky! 
A STUNNING Collection that I'll miss!  Today is the last day to order the stamp set and coordinating thinlits dies - get BOTH and save 10%!
CLICK HERE and see the awesome creations that Stampin' Up! has highlighted.  It's LIMITLESS but also available for a Limited Time!!
What a fun morning to take time and connect over card making and coffee at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters.  This free class is a great way to tackle the hump-day/ Wednesday (the artisan, roasted coffee and gluten free freshly baked cinnamon rolls helped, too)!
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Deliver some love, hope and cheer with this pretty pink hand-stamped card.  Simple, elegant and inspiring - this card is sure to delight and bless all who see it.  Join Us and create while connecting over card making at our fun crafting classes - we'd love to have you!  Shop on-line and score this stunning as it's going, going and gone - after today!!

Coffee, CardMaking and Paper Pumpkin

I'm so blessed to live in one of the most beautiful communities in Southern California.  Our Conejo Valley has great local artisans, as well.  Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters is a home grown, locally owned, self roasted coffee and gluten free baking coffee house.  Join ME every Wednesday Morning for a Hump-Day Crafting Break - for FREE!  
Score this stunning Paper Pumpkin Collection that is shipped directly to your home with a fully inclusive crafting kit - RIGHT NOW On-Sale as it's on-sale BOGO (Buy One, Get One FREE Sale!!).
THIS was last week's creating and connecting with our Paper Pumpkin August Kit!  I can't wait to create and connect with YOU today!  (Isn't this collection so, so, so pretty?!?!)
CLICK HERE to see this stunning August Kit and to sign up for October (receiving November for free!!!).

Go ahead, grab a cup of amazing, artisan coffee (and a gluten free cinnamon roll - yummmm!) then Create while Connecting over card making with ME!  This free card making session is my mid-week fun - join us.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Season of Love card making class

Join Us THIS Friday evening for the
Season of Love card making class
Create a collection of stunning handmade cards and have left-overs to easily create more as you need them.
With a stunning collection of pretty paper, this Serene Scenes Designer Series Paper Stack has 40 pieces of double sided paper to use.  We will use the Thick Whisper White Note Card Collection (20 cards and envelopes included).  

HURRY and RSVP with your Pre-Order below - so that we can get this order in on-time - add in the beautiful Layering Love stamp set that will create stunning cards with ease.

Create even if you aren't available to do so in-person! Take the class To-Go! I'll send you a private video tutorial and supplies for the class. Pick that option below and the class will be shipped three days after the in-person class. 

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Join Us this Friday, starting your weekend off with a fun creative card making class were we will create while connecting and delivering some cheer to those in your life.

Season of Love card making class options

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Massive BOGO Sale THIS Saturday!

The Come, Create, Connect, SHOP, SAVE, Be Spoiled!  This is my Customer Appreciation Event where I will have a fun day of crafting, chocolate fountain, two card making classes, and I'm selling off my Retired Items (many brand new or gently used!)  Filler 'er Up!!  Grab Your Bag and Fill 'Er Up!!  Shop from my 7 ~ 6' long tables LOADED with Stamp Sets, Papers, Inks, Big Shot and Crafting Tools, Die-Cuts and more!!  One Day ONLY!

Join Us TODAY/Saturday ~ August 27th from 11am~1pm to Shop, Double Your Dollars and Create!!  Click here to RSVP: 


August 27th 11am ~ 1pm
This may be the best NEW Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up! in ages. Come, See, Create, Connect and SAVE!! 

My BOGO (Buy One Get One) Sale will occur on August 27th!

Stamper's 10 Club Members will have FIRST Peak and Early Shopping. DOUBLE Your Dollars at the Awesome BOGO Sale!

RSVP and Join the Sweet Summer Crafternoon and following Creative Connections Class & Dinner - Two Classes, Massive Savings, One Big Day! Receive the NEW Holiday Catalog and YES - Order all of the New stamp sets, papers, inks and more!  Door Prizes!  
~ Bring a friend - you both receive a ticket in the drawings, 
~ Join the Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family and receive two tickets in the drawing and 
~  Spend over $100 and receive a ticket in the drawing!

Please RSVP with me ASAP.  Shop in-person or online with me and I’m willing to pick a sample kit from our BOGO Table on all orders of $50 and over – you just pay the shipping!  Use this Hostess Code at Check Out:  VEKX6NZB and Paypal me via the Friends and family and I’ll pick YOU a box and ship it flat rate (I’ll message you the info before I do so so yo know the cost and paypal me the correct amount or arrange to pick-up at my home-studio – just mark that It’s OK for me to contact you if you shop online or I can’t see who’s ordering).

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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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