Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Real Red Countryside

The Fire Fighters in Ventura County sport Yellow Rigs...
but when I think of Fire Trucks, I think of RED! 
The Fire Station Tour that our Daisy Troop visited this week deserved a little love and thanks for spending their valuable time and energy with us. 

Countryside is a great stamp set... different, vintage, and masculine.  I debated using The Great Outdoors stamp set and the fire inside - but my husband informed me that they'd probably pour water on it - lol...

With a Real Red card stock base I heat embossed with Black embossing powder this truck.  Using the Real Red, Crumb Cake and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers to color in with vibrant but coordinated colors.

Using the same Markers to color in the sentiments on Stack of Wishes Hostess Stamp set from the Spring Mini ties in the feel while expressing the gratitude we had.
Tie In the Black with our Ribbon!  I simply adhered a strip of ribbon across the card and tied a knot from a dash of left over - an easy and fun different look!
Heat Embossing and Marker coloring in on the inside a water pump is a little funny for the firemen. 
The Heat Embossing is a sharp and glossy look and the Markers Color in with Vibrant colors!
Those Real Life Heroes
(my children and I call them that - we were saved when T-Boned 3+ years ago -
jaws of life to get me out, I'm still recovering from the injuries.. ugh)
are important to appreciate.  I'm so glad they took time out of their schedule to be with our troops from school. 
(My 4 year old daughter volunteered to become a firefighter -
there is only one female in our area - WOW!)
How can YOU show your Gratitude and Love?
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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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