Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Shining Star

My beloved lil girl is SUCH a mini me!! I love being mom and though allll of our kids stretch me, sheeee really, reallllly grows me!

Being a mom is far from a quick rewarding job. We are not often given praise or gratitude for allll that we do. I feel, on many days, that I run a race on a wheel. Crafting is my meeee time! Thank God for His Grace and that he gave me stamping as an outlet.

Our lil angel wrapped up her first year at elementary school and is preparing for 1st grade (eek!). Her teacher, whom I'm blessed to call a friend, makes these huge books for all her students (my son still looks thru his!).

LOOK (!!) at the cover. This was Genevieve's first day at school and this touched my heart sooo much! It's moments (rare at times) that make being a mom and all of our sacrifices so that I can be in her life full time worth while.

Blessings y'all!! I sure am!


  1. great blog Jamie i like it alot

  2. Thanks Melissa - Love Stampin and telling others about it!


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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