Thursday, July 4, 2013

Red, White and Blue

Happy 4th of July!
Independence Day!!
I hope that you and yours are celebrating our great nation and it's birth...
Sparklers are out-lawed here in our community.. but I grew up holding those hot wire sticks as they sparkled bright... it was magical!  Here is a vintage nod to the Sparkling days of my youth and celebration of our Nation! 
With Cherry Cobbler card stock (#119685) attached to the back of this card - it provides a small but important addition of red to this card. 
Inspired by this lovely quilt.... I love the vintage feel of the quilt.  Our flag was hand sewn and I wonder if it had a similar look and feel... cloth really lends to a warmth and loving feeling.
Stamping our retired Distressed Dots background stamp with Cherry Cobbler ink (#126966) on our 4" x 4" Whisper White card stock (#100730). 
Cutting this stamped card stock into 1" squares and then cutting in 1/2 across the diagonal to create these pinwheels. 
Dashes of Sparkle... with our adhesive backed, beautiful, Rhinestone basic jewels (#119246) reminds me of the sparklers I grew up enjoying!
Coffee stir sticks are thinner than Popsicle sticks and work perfectly with this project (Thank you, Christine, for grabbing these for me!!)
Night of Navy card stock (#100867) paired together with Cherry Cobbler for this card.  I love that my Color Coach (#130118) really aids me to look amazing in my card making!!
Adding this pop of white to the inside of the card continues the feel of our flag... all the way through!  Adhering the Cherry Cobbler card stock to the back is a fun twist on color layering!

Our Stampin' Dimensional adhesive (#104430) holds this pinwheel up from the card stock and add a layer of dimension.  Our Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (#118309) provides a little focus point with the Night of Navy circle for the center of the pinwheel.
I hope that your day is filled with laughter, family, friends, fun and good memories!!

These vintage pinwheels bring me back to my childhood.. what brings you back??  Leave me a comment and let me know... too, let me know what you think!
Share this, Pin it, Email, Facebook and Tweet it... and join me on those paths (as well as the Vine, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+, Foursquare... lol).  It's a colorful world... let's walk it together (it's more fun with friends!!).
Thanks for coming by, I look forward to seeing you again and soon!!  Happy 4th of July!!

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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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