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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Standing upon the promises of the cross handmade card

Today something tragic occurred in our community.  A shooting at our local mall.  We live in one of the safest communities in the USA, so the touching of violence shakes our world.  Many of our local friends and families are feeling fear.  I've struggled with fear this week but was reminded that my God is bigger than this world.  So today I'm celebrating that I stand upon the promises of my Lord.  For my family and I, our faith is center to all that we do.  So today I created this card in reaction to the horrible actions of one angry man, we shall respond in faith, not fear.
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Bits and pieces.. I love using the negative of our framelits to create something anew.. much like our church where people wrote on the beams as it was being built, this card now has two beautiful crosses, though only one is seen.
~  Die-Cut the Silver Foil large scallop oval framelits and a middle layering oval with our Oval Framelits collection in our Big Shot die-cutting machine.
~  Die Cut the center silver scalloped oval with the thin, elegant cross from the center using the *Cross of Hope thinlits.
~  Powder, with the Embossing Buddy, the Marina Mist oval and stamp the *Hold onto Hope stamp set with Versa Mark.  Cover with Silver Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.
~ Assemble the Marina Mist card (scored at 5-1/2", cut at 4-1/4") with the Blushing Bride card stock (4" x 5-1/4") and the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (3-3/4" x 5").
~  Using Stampin' Dimensional adhesive to assemble the ovals, applying the cross to the side with the Glue Dots.

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Walking in Faith, not fear.  Today was a tragedy, one close to home.  I refuse to succumb to being afraid.  That does not come from the Lord.  He has this, He has us safe, protected and loved.  So today I prayed more, for those I don't know and those who are personally hit by this event.  Today I celebrate my faith, our provision and our protection from God.  (I love my Beautiful Word Bible, owning a few of them and one I can even color in!  The bible journaling and art really helps me to spend more time in The Word.)

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Finding hope in the midst of loss is challenging.  For me, I cling to my faith.  This week we had, personally, some issues rock my boat and friends held me together.. reminding me that we are not alone, that we are not abandoned and that we are loved by God.  I'm cherishing this gift, especially today, in the midst of violence so close to my family. Celebrate life with me and our fun 365 Reasons to Celebrate crafting posts.

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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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