Thursday, January 20, 2011

5 Year Celebration!!

On January 11, 2006 I was 8 1/2 months pregnant with our Lil Ms. Genevieve.. I'd attending a crafting event at a friend's Church and was impressed with several crafts made w/ stamping! I'd been young and successful in the business world and had loved stamping and crafting most, if not all, of my life... so I started researching companies. I was surprised at the vast difference in style, quality and price in the stamping market.
I'd realized that I didn't click with the ladies from the event... so I looked up demonstrators in each company. I'd come down to two companies... and after seeing the amazing quality, low price and stunning stamps from Stampin' Up! I found that I clicked with Susie, my now up line, and she was flummoxed that I'd consider signing up at this stage in my life.. being 8 1/2 months pregnant with a difficult pregnancy... but that's how I roll - lol.
I signed up... had my first event w/ the ladies from the MOMS Club of Quartz Hill within three weeks (yes, my lil girl was about a week old, it was Sale A Bration and I was hosting a Stamp Camp!!)... and the REST is a fun filled, inky fingers, gettin' crafty history...
I LOVE my new Pin.. I know it'll look stunning at my upcoming events and around town... don't think I won't be wearing this stylish pin around town... lol.
5 Years of Stampin' Love and History... just a start on where I plan on going!! Join in on the FUN... look for my NEXT event... or Join My Team... either way - you are sure to have a blast!!


  1. Congrats on reaching your 5 yr. mark! May many more wonderful and successful years be in your future. Loved your story on how you started!

    Cynthia Ferenz
    Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

  2. Thanks... what a blessing!! I'm honored to support, too, the soldiers that serve to protect us... blessings!


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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