Sunday, October 21, 2012

All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey...

(Admit it, that song is in your head now, isn't it?? If you don't know that so g, get it! The Mammas n Pappas did this song well!).

My fun Fall tastic class was a blast! Here is a fun card that started off clean with tons of "White (So Saffron) Space" for the LNS challenge this past week.

Starting with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die, the Big Shot, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, So Saffron cardstock for the card base, Perfectly Penned sentiment stamp set and Chocolate Chip ink.

You can see the two different cards here. The 'Celebrate Today' card is my original "clean" card. I punched out the leaves in More Mustard paper with the Autumn Accents Bigz die and Big Shot. Crumple the leaves then rub the creases with a sponge dipped in the Chocolate Chip ink. The edges and the crumples looks amazing!

Punch out acorn or smaller leaf with the same die and the Champagne Glimmer paper. Layer and adhere with Stampin' Dimensional adhesive. I used only one or two Dimensionals so the the realistic flow and movement of the leaves added to this cards Fall feel!

The DSP is in More Mustard and So Saffron is the monochromatic sister to it. Stamping the Chocolate Chip inked and placing it on the DSP. The Perfectly Penned greeting stamp set is so curly n lovely.

On the Happy Birthday card I showed my class how to use the cardstock that was left behind, the sponge and created additional depth and interest with a stenciled shadowed leaf on the page. I like how the two acorns look here, layered and one looks like it rolled away. The shadowed leaf under it justs adds a little interest.

You can see here how the Celebrate Today is loaded with "White Space" in So Saffron. I like how adding the shadows changes up the card, too!

Thanks for looking! Tell someone about it!! Comments are sooo appreciated! Have a Fall-Tastic day!

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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.

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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