Friday, September 18, 2009

Park Benched Card

Pastels... a favorite of mine. It's so easy and fun... so I introduced this to my new gang for my most recent Parks and Rec class. I loved this stamp set, too... but became a lil stuck when I went to use it. Huh - me, stuck?? Maybe I have too many stamp sets (is that possible?). (lol)

OK a simple and fun lil card I used our Very Vanilla and ran it thru the Sizzix with our new plate that cuts and scores a perfect card. It also has these great lil magnets that punch out where ever you want a shape... so where our punches can't reach.... this can!! Using my Versa Mark I stamped the lil bush/tree and popped on some Garden Green. Using all that it'd take to 'fill up' the Versa Mark. I then stamped the lil bench on top of the tree/bush and popped on Chocolate Chip and it layered just right, has a soft and gentle - natural look. I used the Chocolate Chip paper and Versa Mark with a popped on white... adhered it on w/ the Dimensional and bam - a quickie that made me smile. (Oh - don't forget the lil ribbon I tied on.)


Papers: Very Vanilla

Stamps: Pendant Park

Accessories/Colors: Stampin Pastels in Chocolate Chip, Garden Green and White, Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon

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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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