Thursday, August 8, 2013

Your Amazing Blossoms

Isn't it amazing when someone does something so nice and thoughtful for YOU?!?

I was recently blessed, again, with a beautiful gift from a dear friend... she gifted me with a Blue Rose... in honor of my desire but lack of ability to grow them - lol.
When I think of Carol - I think Clear Lines, Sharp and Elegant... so creating a card for her is fun!  (What ever you do - don't use a sketch/drawn type stamp - she doesn't care for those - lol.)
This card was pulled together with the aide of my Color Coach Tool (#130118).  Pool Party card stock (#122924) is the base for this sweet Stippled Blossoms stamp set (#126747) Blue Rose Card.
OK So Carol Embroidered this stunning towel so that I'd have an everlasting Blue Rose!  (I've tried growing the 'Blue Moon' Rose - to no avail, sigh.)  Isnt' that just the sweetest?!?! 
THANKS Carol!!
Partial Embossing... is a cool and easy technique!  Here the Whisper White (#100730) card stock is embossed with the new Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#132175 from the Holiday Catalog pg.24). 
Stamping with the Island Indigo ink (#126986) as it was paired with Pool Party by my Color Coach. Amazing Family (#129192) stamp set is elegant and vintage and PERFECT for this card (Friends are really Family that You Pick!)! 
ONCE you stamp the Friend (or sentiment of choice) you leave room for the ribbon or accent you want to add.  Embossing ABOVE this area is easy to do with my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (#113439) and the Pretty Print Textured Embossing Folder.
Adhering this new and stunning metallic Silver shiny 1/8" Ribbon (#132137 - Holiday Catalog pg.28) with our Glue Dots (#103683) for a clean look.
Stippled Blossoms stamp set is a 2-Step Stamping System.  I am asked (often) how to do this.... what you do is stamp one color (usually the lighter color) with the solid image.  Add Dimension when you use a darker color on top.  Here Pool Party ink (#126982) for the base and Island Indigo ink (#126986) for the top adding dimension.  You cannnn do it the other way if you are using a Craft Ink or Embossing with a color that will stand up to the darker base.
Isn't it just amazing how quickly this 2-Step look comes to life?!?!  Dazzle it UP with our TOMBO multipurpose liquid glue (#110755).  There are two tips to this bottle - using the fine end, highlight areas on the flower.  Sprinkle our Silver Stampin' Glitter (#132205 Holiday Catalog pg.29) to coordinate in with the Silver ribbon!
A Monochromatic card in cool tones... what a great way to THANK such a wonderful friend for such a kind and loving gesture (that towel is hiding in myyyyy bathroom - no way that my kids are getting their hands on this baby - lol).
Whether you like the dazzle or not... this card is sharp looking!  The built in highlights with the 'blank space' that shows the white through, the darker highlights.... this is multi-tonal and oh, so easy!!
Stampin' Dimensional adhesive (#104430) hold this cut out rose (so easily done with our Paper Snips #103579).  The subtle script (it doesn't say anything - we've looked, lol) is so elegant and a great neutral base.
How do YOU Personalize your Thank You's?
Celebrate Friendships??
Life would be very lonely with out good friends to celebrate life with, lean on when you are in need of support... laugh at the antics of my kids, hubby, animals.... I don't have family near by so I've been blessed to have friends who support me!!
CLICK HERE to see what YOU can use to create personalized gifts, thank-you's and more (with our amazing lines of Papers, Inks, Stamps, Tools ++).
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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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