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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Beautiful Gratitude handmade card

Taking time to connect as we create and connect over crafting and card making.. I love my job and passion.  Weekly we gather, online, at our Facebook.com/GettingCrafty.net Lives.  Once a Month we create Four Card in One fun Crafting Night as well!  This Tuesday we had fun with the amazing A Good Day collection.  See this FULL FREE Card Making Class LIVE as it's saved to our Facebook.com/GettingCrafty.net VIDEO link.
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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!! 
What do you think??  Please Share Me and This with a Pin, Email, Facebook post, Tweet.. and Join Me with a follow on these avenues like Pinterest and YouTubeInstagram, LinkedIn and Foursquare! Get even MORE Gettin' Crafty Stampin' with our Exclusive Mailing List and it's many rewards!! 

See the FULL Card Making Class using this great set when you click hereOrder the class and this as well as four other card making kits will be mailed to your door!  Select the option with the stamp set and SAVE! We had fun taking this card up a notch with our Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  

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I adore the new and upcoming Stampin' Up! Main Idea Book and Catalog, Occasions and Sale~A~Bration catalogs.. it is also the Best Time of Year with Free Stamp Sets, Kits, Bundles and MORE!  Unlimited FREE Stamp Sets with qualifying orders (every $50 pick any Free Sale A Bration stamp set or kit!).  Starting January 3rd - grab the best deal in town and join the Getting Crafty Family and gain a wonderful group of ladies who craft from afar and close, but the Starter Kit is LOADED - Pick Any $125 in product for ONLY $99 and Free Shipping PLUS Any Two Stamp Sets (no price limit!) for FREE - WOW!!

Contact ME if you haven't received your own catalogs and I'll be glad to send them to you!

Create with us in-person and on-line with our full line up of crafting classes and groups. 


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Coffee


Come escape the week... Create and Connect over Card Making and Coffee on Wednesdays!! Join me for the Morning Fun Time as we create, connect, catch our breaths... buy your coffee and nibbles (I love a Mexican Mocha and Avocado 🥑 toast - I'm just saying!). See YOU Then!! www.GettingCrafty.net

111 Reino Rd. ~ Newbury Park, CA. 8~10am

Monday, February 26, 2018

Celebrate in color!

Create with us LIVE each Monday at Facebook.com/GettingCrafty.netand catch the replay when you click on the Videos tab to see the fun we had while creating these card making tutorials.
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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!! 

Our Getting Crafty Family scores a fun Exclusive Facebook LIVE each Week on Monday's at 7pm PST. 




What do you think??  Please Share Me and This with a Pin, Email, Facebook post, Tweet.. and Join Me with a follow on these avenues like Pinterest and YouTubeInstagram, LinkedIn and Foursquare! Get even MORE Gettin' Crafty Stampin' with our Exclusive Mailing List and it's many rewards!! 

Which Colorful Handmade Card is YOUR Favorite??  Comment BELOW and I'll pick a name to send YOU a handmade card!

Score Extra Crafting Fun, Free Stamp Sets, Amazing Discounts and MORE when you grab the Starter Kit and Join the Getting Crafty Family!

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I adore the new and upcoming Stampin' Up! Main Idea Book and Catalog, Occasions and Sale~A~Bration catalogs.. it is also the Best Time of Year with Free Stamp Sets, Kits, Bundles and MORE!  Unlimited FREE Stamp Sets with qualifying orders (every $50 pick any Free Sale A Bration stamp set or kit!).  Starting January 3rd - grab the best deal in town and join the Getting Crafty Family and gain a wonderful group of ladies who craft from afar and close, but the Starter Kit is LOADED - Pick Any $125 in product for ONLY $99 and Free Shipping PLUS Any Two Stamp Sets (no price limit!) for FREE - WOW!!

Contact ME if you haven't received your own catalogs and I'll be glad to send them to you!

Create with us in-person and on-line with our full line up of crafting classes and groups. 

Create LIVE TWICE this week!

I just LOVE Crafting, Creating and Connecting with YOU!!  I love our weekly Facebook.com/GettingCrafty.net (@ 7:30pm PST) LIVE Card Classes.. See how I can send YOU the card making kits and you can create along with us!
Create & Share with your friends and family.. for a fun drawing for a FREE Stamp Set!
I love creating with you - TONIGHT will WOW with the NEWEST FREE Items from Stampin' Up!'s Sale~A~Bration collection!!  (FOR A LIMITED TIME -  So Check it OUT and then Shop with me - I'll send YOU tonight's handmade card!!)

**  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!! 
A full card making class* delivered to your door!!
THIS Tuesday @ 7:30pm PST
Create LIVE 4 handmade beautiful cards in One Fun Night!  *Order the Kit or the Kit and Bundle and SAVE! Then Join Us LIVE and even Enjoy the Video LIVE Card Making Class over and over!!  
Craft with us LIVE and AFTER!!
Grab the 4 handmade card kit for only$30 OR 
SAVE $20 when you order the Stamp set or Bundle!
Create some FUN with us!!
Order your kit and I'll ship you the fun!!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Because you are worth it..

I am a mom of six.. one who works from home while homeschooling our youngest four and raising a goat farm.  Today, in the midst of preparing for our Crafting Cruise, I tripped on my 6 year old's high heels to break my pinky finger.  I can't type much right now but thought I'd share of my favorite Instagram Posting Mommas.. her heart is always encouraging of self care, kindness and coffee lol.  

Do YOU follow someone inspirational on social media?  Comment and let us know!

I want to remind you (as her posts remind me daily) that YOU are worth it.  Breathe, take care of you and know that you are precious.
Stamping Blessings and Hugs,
Jamie




Saturday, February 24, 2018

Beautiful Bat Mitzvah card and gift bag tutorial

Create something beautiful and elegant for a young lady who's taking the next step in her faith.  Today we attended Abigail's Bat Mitzvah and it was beautiful!  I wanted to create something that celebrated this special girl that reflected a dash of the beauty she adds to this world.  See this fun handmade card and gift-bag I made with the NEW and *FREE Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper (*Free for a LIMITED Time - grab yours NOW - and they are limitless until gone!).
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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!! 
OK I adore beautiful paper!  This NEW FREE Sale~A~Bration Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper is breathtaking!  Thick and sturdy with rich layers of metallic foil accents.. see how to take it up a notch with color!
Take it up a notch.. with a coordinating and WOW handmade gift-bag!  My husband asked if I had a gift bag for the beautiful necklace we had for our dear freind.. I looked at him and nearly crossed my eyes!  A store bought one?  Heck NO!  Creating a custom gift bag is a great way to wow while making the gift have an extra layer of elegance (saving $$ too!).
Using the new Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper to Create this beautiful hand stamped card:
~  Cut one piece of the Springtime copper floral to 5" x 3-3/4" and color in with the Stampin' Blends in Bermuda Bay Blends combo, Night of Navy Blends Combo and the Old Olive Blends Combo.  I found that starting with the darker of the two colors first to highlight and add depth then cover and blend with the lighter color worked best.
TOOL TIP:  ~  I found that the colors ran over the copper foil lines.  Being that our Stampin' Blends are Alcohol Markers and they will not wipe away.  Use the Color Lifter pen to run over the foil lines to lift the color off - I had a napkin near to wipe off the ink as the lifter liquidated it (if that makes sense).
~  Add Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the flowers and leaves - the color seems to deepen (maybe it's just my love of sparkle though - lol).
~  Cut a Copper Foil Sheet to 4" x 5-1/4".  Die-Cut the Butterfly thinlit in the center using the Big Shot Magnetic Platform (holding right where I want it) and the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.
~  Punch a banner end to a 1-1/2" strip of Night of Navy card stock with with the Triple Banner Punch.
~  Cover with the Embossing Buddy before stamping with Versamark ink the Flourishing Phrases greeting.  Cover with the Copper Embossing Powder.  Heat set to a high copper shine with our Heat Tool.
~  Layer the Copper die-cut piece behind the colored Springtime Foiled sheet with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Adhere the die-cut butterfly across the top with the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  
~  Adhere to the front of the Bermuda Bay card stock.

Create the Gift Bag:
~  Create so many sizes to create with the easy to use Gift Bag Punch Board!  Today I used an 8" x 10" of the Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper.
~  Using the guide to create a 'small' bag it fit our necklace gift box to a T.
~  Adhere with the Tear Tape for a strong hold.
~  Fussy cut a flower from the floral page.  Die-Cut the Butterfly from a foil sheet.
~  Tie the Night of Navy Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon (it's so silky!) through the holes I punched.  
~  Cover the holes with a 1-1/2" strip of Copper Foil for a professional look.
~  I ran our of tissue paper.. here Paper Pumpkin comes to the rescue with a great pale blue tissue!


We count our friends as blessings... beautiful flowers in the garden of our lives.. Here our dear Abby deserves some beauty to honor her.
Our FIRST Bat Mitzvah!  With many friends of a variety of faiths or no faiths.. we were excited when a dear family friend invited us to her daughter's Bat Mitzvah.  Dear Abby and my kids attend bible study together weekly and it's so beautiful the friendships they've built.  Watching this girl walk in her faith, her heritage and more has been an honor and blessing.  As a Messianic Jew she walks in the faith of her family blood line and her faith in Christ, that she chose.  

Have YOU heard??  I'm alllll about Celebrating!  Every Day of the year is worthy of a celebration and they have multiple holidays in most cases!  My plan is to Celebrate with YOU for the Next 365 Days!!
    If YOU Comment Below (in this blog post and the daily posts for the 365 days of this fun tour of celebrations!!) I will draw a name - daily - to send a handmade card(picked within two days of the blog post).  That is 365 cards being mailed out! Squeee!!  So JOIN US Every Day for the New 365 Reasons to Celebrate fun tour on my blog!

What do you think??  Please Share Me and This with a Pin, Email, Facebook post, Tweet.. and Join Me with a follow on these avenues like Pinterest and YouTubeInstagram, LinkedIn and Foursquare! Get even MORE Gettin' Crafty Stampin' with our Exclusive Mailing List and it's many rewards!! 

Do you have special ceremonies that you celebrate?  For us, the time our older two kids were baptized gave us a new day each year to celebrate them, their walk in their faith and their growth.  Today was our dear friend Abby and her celebration of her walk in faith.  I love that my crafting can help add to her memories with a custom, pretty, handmade card and gift bag - extra special thanks to the FREE paper that is so beautiful!

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I adore the new and upcoming Stampin' Up! Main Idea Book and Catalog, Occasions and Sale~A~Bration catalogs.. it is also the Best Time of Year with Free Stamp Sets, Kits, Bundles and MORE!  Unlimited FREE Stamp Sets with qualifying orders (every $50 pick any Free Sale A Bration stamp set or kit!).  Starting January 3rd - grab the best deal in town and join the Getting Crafty Family and gain a wonderful group of ladies who craft from afar and close, but the Starter Kit is LOADED - Pick Any $125 in product for ONLY $99 and Free Shipping PLUS Any Two Stamp Sets (no price limit!) for FREE - WOW!!

Contact ME if you haven't received your own catalogs and I'll be glad to send them to you!

Create with us in-person and on-line with our full line up of crafting classes and groups. 

What Others are SAYING about Gettin' Crafty Stampin'...

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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