Friday, November 16, 2012

Natural Love of Buttons

Life is full of little blessings. Things that you find you can't live without. I adore my shoes and accessories! Like the perfect high heeled boot to finish off a cute outfit, BUTTONS win a soft spot in my heart and life!

Did you know that this special little embellishment can brighten a day, make a simple look become elegant or vintage... Buttons are soooo special that they deserve their Own Day!! Goooo buttons!!

In homage to this wonderful accessory, I could not resist creating this Natural card! A sweet 3"x3" card that embraces the Fall season while showing some love (for the button, baby!).

With a sweet use of the Natural Composition Specialty Paper that comes pre-embossed with patterns. Such a stunning paper! Now I nabbed the Espresso Bakers Twine, the Little Leaves Sizzlits and my Big Shot from the Idea book. Adding Early Espresso cardstock and Brushed Gold cardstock. I like that it gives a dash of warm metal while simulating the Stampin' Off technique or even the Two-Step Stampin' look! The Brushed Bronze Designer Button has an internal warmth and slight metal look.

I wrapped the twine around, twice, and tied a double knot. I then tied the Bronze Button on and added this sweet little bow!

The Mini Glue dots hold this large button down to the cardstock. The leaves, oh I love the leaves!! By adhering only 3 of each this allows for a look of movement with the others. Off setting them brings the Stampin' Off technique/look out and highlights the Early Espresso by backlighting it with the Gold!

The Itty Bitty Banners and Framelit stamped with Early Espresso on Shimmer white paper adds warmth and depth while adding some love!

What do you think? Does this warm you on this chilly and wet Friday?? Happy National Button Day!! Rock On might Button on National Button Day!!

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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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