Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cup of Love

It is nooooo secret that I looooove my cocoa and coffee!  When our Perfect Blend stamp set (#131392) came to life, I just knew it'd be mine... mine I say!! (Ok, so maybe too much coffee today? lol)
I created this gift tag to top my Chocolate Mint Covered Espresso Beans... a gift I created for my stamping sisters in the Antelope Valley.

See the Video below on how to have fun with Bleach Stamping!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this fun project.
Mariacristina had asked me, when we were at Convention, how to make these oval bows... so I couldn't resist including them in my gift to her and the gang!
Stamping with BLEACH - yes, bleach, creates a cool look.  Here on Early Espresso card stock (#119686) this travel cup creates such a cool look.  We have this new gentle and eco-friendly bleach and I was worried.. would it work?!?!

It maybe a little softer than the harsher bleach but it didn't give me a bad headache and it did work.
These bows are my new favorite thing! 
Using Ovals!  Yes... Ovals....
OK so PUNCH with Punches (here I used the Scallop Oval punch #119856 and the Small Oval punch #120908) or the new Ovals Collection Framelits (#129381) and Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439) to create layered ovals for a bow.

What you do is use adhesive (here I used Hot Glue) and you fold the oval in half.  So there are two scalloped ovals on the bottom and two of the small ovals and hot glued them (very, very carefully) over the Travel Mug.
For my dear friends, Susy (my upline) and Sarah (my downline) I created these little jars of Chocolate Mint Espresso Beans!  Adding cute accessories like our 1-1/4" and 7/8" Scallop Circle Punches (#127811 and #129404), tying in the Espresso Theme with our Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (#126871).
Early Espresso Baker's Twine (#123124)... all easily coordinated.  Our Neutrals Designer Series Paper (#130132) for amazing patterned papers in all of your favorite colors - the whole color family and available in each color family/collection!!
Don't you just LOVE how perfectly coordinated papers, accessories, inks... it's easier than ever to create amazing crafting projects and gifts!
All tied up, buttoned up with an adhesive backed Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247)... it's a dash of luxury to a sweet gift tag!
CLICK BELOW to see a Video on how to Bleach Stamp... it's fun, easy and a twist on the norm.
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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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