Saturday, June 23, 2012

Ink by another name is still ink...

Blessed... I was honored to Co-Room Mom with two amazing ladies in two of my kids classes this past year... this was a lil something I came up with to honor our teachers...

I pulled a Whisper White Cardstock and painted a brown trunk and branches on it with some acrylic paint I had about after a craft of one of my kids for school... With Garden Green and Daffodil Inks we created the leaves, grass and flowers... it was a fun process that the kids enjoyed!  Being that it is waterbased ink on our Classic Ink pads it was easy cleaned with baby wipes!  
(perfect for a mom with babies... lol)

Then with the help of moms and yard duties from our school I snuck onto campus (I half live there - lol) and had the kids come and fingerprint some leaves!  I LOVE the result!  I created the lil poem about how their love allowed us to grow and placed the kids name near their lil branch/plant (5 lil finger prints per kid).  This was a Fun and Easy craft... it is a great present as the teachers never have to water or feed it.. lol.

I nabbed an 11x14" frame and created my own mat out of the Garden Green Cardstock (a 12x12" cardstock cut and sponged with Chocolate Chip ink to add texture).

Sadly I missed the presentation to our Kindergarden Teacher, Mrs. Escudero 'E' but was blessed to see the photos.... awwww!

I was able to present this to Ms. Elias's 2nd grade class on our last day of school (we left school a week early due to a business and family commitment....) so on the 'Fun Hat day' Patricia and I gave this to Ms. Elias with a loud group of happy kids who did a great job at keep it all on the down low.. lol.  Mrs. Hudson, one of our moms and Substitude teachers helped me to get the finger prints by getting Ms. Elias out of class... I say it was worth it!

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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.

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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:-)

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