Saturday, August 17, 2013

Flower Shop Fun

Fashion is art.  It inspires one to feel amazing, hold their head high and feel anew!  Paper Crafting, Rubber Stamping, Crafting in general.. can do the same and more!  Crafting trends, like fashion trends, often inspire great energy!!
Inspired by a stunning shirt... this card came to life!
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think...
DID YOU KNOW... Flower Shop (#130942 or BUNDLE IT with the Coordinating punch for a 15% discount #132726) - a favorite stamp set of mine - can be a 2-step Stamp?!?!
Inspired by the outfit below... this card is very classic, elegant, trendy.... it reminds me of a beautiful elegant Asian vase. 
So... inspiration... OK, um, if you don't know me - I tend to stalk people in adorable outfits!
It's true!! 
I will be known to whip out my cell and take pictures.... I tryyyy to ask for permission... sigh - but sometimes I'm not in a place to do so.. so I snag secret photos.... ohhhh... lol.
Ok this stunning lady, Janet, is from church and always wears the most lovely outfits.  I did actually ask her for permission... lol... but it is sooo worth it, right??
Taking Soft Sky card stock (#131203) as the base... I used the Solid image in the Flower Shop stamp set with BLEACH (apply a little bleach to a napkin on a plate, use as a 'stamp pad' for your stamp). 
Allow the card to dry and the bleach to dry and go lighter.... it isn't always consistent but the effect is worth it.
Heat Embossing allows for a sharp contrast in this 2-Step stamped look.  Prep the card with the Embossing Buddy (#103083) and stamp the outlined Flower Shop flower with the Versa Mark pad (#102283).  Cover with Black Embossing Powder (#109133) and Heat Set with the Heat Tool (#129053).
Using the Express Yourself HOSTESS Exclusive Stamp Set (#130339) embossed on the Whisper White card stock (#100730).  (YOU, too, can grab this Exclusive Hostess Stamp Set at a great discount - when you Enjoy a Private Class with ME!)
It's fun and easy to use the Finishing Touches Edgelits (#127010), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439) and the new Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658) to hold it in place!  The edges remind me of the flowers while giving a fun interest to the sentiment.  Adding the 'pearl necklace' look with our adhesive backed Pearl Basic Jewels Collection (#119247 - 150 for $4.95 - WOW).
 Rubber Stamping and Paper Crafting is art.  Like Fashion, it inspires one to feel amazing, hold their head high and feel anew!  Crafting trends, like fashion trends, often inspire great energy!!  When I'm low... I create something vivid and often feel a renewal... when I'm feeling vintage, celebratory, etc... I can create to suit or improve my mood.  Like fashion, putting on a bright outfit on a dull day can really turn things around!

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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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