Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Neutral Elegance this Happy Christmas

I'm registered as a Vendor at the Ascension Lutheran Holiday Boutique coming up on December 7th & 8th!  I'm beyond excited!!  I love interacting with the masses and other vendors. 
Sending in my Vendor Application, I created this card.  I know that my friend Lorin with Something Grey is the coordinator and she inspired this vintage and elegant neutral card! 
This is a simple and clean card - remember, cards don't have to be crazy layered or difficult to be lovely! 
With Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla papers (so yummy sounding, already!).  The Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and my Big Shot or Texture Boutique embossing machines... a simple and elegant background doesn't need much more! 
Stamping this vintage snowflake from the Mixed Medley hostess stamp set in our Holiday Mini with Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla paper, the new 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch makes for an easy impression! 
I just LOVE this stamp set!  Have you gotten YOURS?? 
Let's discuss a Private Class and get you yours!!
Happy Christmas!  I LOVE that this is a spin on the Normal greeting during the holiday season!  Our More Merry Messages greetings stamp set from the Idea Book and Catalog is LOADED with great Holiday Sentiments!  It fits PERFECTLY in the Modern Label punch from the Idea Book! (I love when a plan comes together - lol.)
This is a simple and clean but still vintage card!  Simply wrap the Victoria Crochet Trim ribbon and hold the ends down with Mini Glue Dots.  Placing the Stampin' Dimensional adhesive to the back of the stamped and punched out Vintage Snowflake.  Layer it above the ends.  NOW they are HIDDEN!!  Stampin' Dimensional adhesive holds the sentiment to the card as well.  When you have a textured background, you will find that some adhesives are more challenged to hold onto the texture.  Dimensional and Glue Dots are ideal for textured backgrounds. 
Add a bling with our adhesive backed Basic Jewels pack of Pearls to the center of the snowflake.  It's subtle but really adds a little more elegance and richness to the card.
Here is really a basic card but with just a touch of love and texture, it's now Vintage, Elegant and Clean!  I hope my friend Lorin enjoyed it!  I hope, too, that you enjoy this card.  Comments are beyond appreciated!  Have a Blessed 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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