Saturday, August 4, 2012

Summer comes towards an end...

It's ticking down, this summer went wayyyyy too fast. This easy and basic card captures that with more mellow colors, yellowing plants and quiet moments.

I love the simple pleasure and nature of this lovely hostess stamp set Summer Afternoon (pg 205) has a retail price of $25.95-$17.95 but is discounted as low as $10 (hostesses are able to purchase these at a greatly discounted price ~ love it!!).

I pulled out my old faithful Color Coach and pulled up So Saffron. It suggested Soft Suede and Rose Red. Now, the secret (it shows you how with detailed how to's in the coach) is to use less percentages with each color, by having lower usages each color is balanced and appealing to the eye. I used less of the Rose Red here, coloring all in with the Stampin' Write markers.

With our easy peasy layering Framelits and Big Shot I popped this out and layered them with Stampin' Dimensional adhesive. I love the sweet sentiment and that these easy cards are so user friendly! This was for a novice class at the Borchard Parks and Rec center.

I hope you are inspired to grab those last sands of summer, the Fall and School year/season is nearly hear, holidays will be upon us before we know it!

Happy Summer!

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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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