Friday, August 31, 2012

Live Simply...

I love these Stamp Sets! Here with Serene Silhouettes and Pursuit of Happiness I created this card for my amazing cousin, Ingrid, who was recently diagnosed with Cancer. This past week she started losing her hair and decided to shave it all off.

It weighed heavily on my heart, I don't mind cutting my hair shorter, but all of it?? Sigh, she is stunning with or without but how could I hug her (I'm in California and she is in Indiana).

Well, I have read that a card is a hug with paper and I created this card to hopefully encourage her.

What do you think?? I started with this lovely DSP pack in hour Holiday Idea Book called Festival of Prints and the amazing selection really allows for all types of flavors of cards!

I used this Crumb Cake and Vanilla piece and the Color Coach recommended that Chocolate Chip is a coordinating color. I then nabbed our Chocolate Chip paper and ink (the new stamp pads are just dreamy!). I stamped this flowered stamp on the DSP and then with Versa Mark I stamped this sentiment to encourage Ingrid. I embossed it with Gold powder.

With our Gold Smooch Sprit I covered the card in this fun gold spritz that is just too lovely. I used our tiny pearls and used them on the center of each stamped flower. I LOVE the total effect! It's a simple and fun card to make. I hope that when she opens this in her mail, she will feel love and my hugs!!

Howwww would you write on the inside?!?!! The Stampin' Dazzle pen in Gold is ideal to wrap this up! I hope you can feel the love in this card, that Ingrid does too! Hugs y'all! Prayers are always welcome for Ingrid and her family. Xo!


  1. Absolutely wonderful... and prayers for your cousin!

    1. Thanks Patti! A wonderful woman full of love n sass, her hubby n 5 kids too! 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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