Monday, November 26, 2012

Fabulous You, you sure do sparkle!

My dear friends are truly one of the reasons that my life sparkles and shines!  I love that they are there to hold me up, crack a joke (or a few - lol), get massages and pedi's with...
They are rich jewels in my life! 
(You know who you are and THANK YOU for being YOU!)
Here with Elegant Eggplant as the card base the Color Coach suggests Garden Green and Perfect Plum to coordinate and bring out the best in each color - kind of how my friends do - me!
With the Daydream Jumbo Wheel I rolled it in the Illuminate stamp pad from the Holiday mini.  It has a great sparkle and warmth and shine to it!
Stamping the Fabulous You shoe on the Very Vanilla paper with the Stazon Black Ink pad.  Using the Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum and Garden Green Stampin' Write Markers I painted in the flowers and butterflies and leaves.  This shoe is just sooo lovely!  It's built out of all botanical elements and is soooo cool!
I stamped the sentiment with Elegant Eggplant on the Very Vanilla paper.  Layering it on the Garden Green brings out the subtle green in the shoe.  Using the Regals Buttons collection and the Elegant Eggplant flower to punctuate the botanical feel on the sentiment.  The Mini Glue Dots hold it just perfectly!  The Adhesive Backed Basic Pearl fits perfectly in the center!  Awww...
After I had the shoe colored in I covered the whole image in Versa Mark and then Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  Heat setting it... the colors darken and become richer, the whole Very Vanilla now is Soooooo Sparkly!!  I know that it doesn't show as sparkly as I'd like but it just sparkles (like my friends do in my life!). 
Framing the shoe on a Perfect Plum card stock - the 1/4" on both the shoe and the sentiment is just the right amount of color.  The shoe is adhered with SNAIL and the sentiment is 'popped' up with the Stampin' Dimensional adhesive. 
Sparkle and Shine with this rich colored card. 
Any friend that receives this will surely feel special!
I adore the Illuminate Stamp pad - especially on darker colors!  It's not 'in-your-face' but elegant and warm.  Loading the wheel on this stamp pad allows for a quick and easy roll out of richness.
I know it's the holiday season but I do my best to NOT forget my friends and celebrating occasions. 
Thank you for coming by, looking, sharing and leaving a comment!  Have a blessed day!  If you are a friend... thanks for making my world such a wonderful place to be in!


  1. Yea!! Love the sparkle~great card. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge on LNS this week!

  2. How sweet and wonderful is this card. Love it and thanks for playing with us at LNS.


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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