Sunday, June 30, 2013

Timeless Music

Happy Birthday to you...
This song is possibly the most widely-recognized song in the English language, "Happy Birthday to You" didn't start out as a song of birthday good wishes. The tune of this beloved ditty was penned in 1893 by school teacher sisters Mildred Hill and Patty Hill. The two teachers wanted a sing-song greeting with which to welcome their young charges to school each day.                                      
 Together they came up with the simple tune that is universally sung to the words of what is now "Happy Birthday to You." In its original form, however, the song went like this:

Good Morning to you,
Good Morning to you.
Good morning, dear children,
Good morning to you.

To celebrate my daughter's 23rd Birthday, I couldn't resist creating this Music Major a sing-song birthday card.
With our Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (#126926), our new Timeless Talk stamp set (#126607), Big Shot (#113439) and Labels Collection Framelits (#125598).... this card comes to life!
Folding my Black card stock (#121045) layering it out with our Framelits I can leave the seam uncut for a shaped card that holds it's shape! 
Layering the Modern Medley paper in perfect layers... the perfecting layered collection makes it easy to look fabulous!!  Even the Word bubble mimics the look of this smaller label!!
Heat Embossing is a cool technique.  Our Heat Tool (#129053) makes it easy to lay a sharp image.  Prepare the paper with our Embossing Buddy (#103083) and it is ideal for our Versa Mark (#102283) to stamp this image cleanly.  Black embossing powder (#109133). 
My kids call embossing magic...
aww - it kind of is.... magically awesome!!
Very Vanilla (#101650) provides a color-coordinated blank surface on the inside of the card.
Fun Shape... Musical Papers... Vintage Stamps... Awesome tools that allow layering wonder...
Pull together a cool crafting card with our amazing products and tools!!  CLICK HERE to see ALL of our stamps, papers, tools, stamp pads and more!!
Our older-baby-girl had a good birthday... wow, 23?!?!!  Life flies by... take a moment to capture moments, make them personalized, and memorable!!  Now, as Joana works a couple jobs... her new one at the museum... we couldn't be more proud!!

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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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