Thursday, September 12, 2013

Clip This!

I have sitting on my stove my Nanna's old Paul Revere tea kettle.  When I was young, until the day they moved into their Assisted Living Apt, I'd walk into her home and it'd gleam a stunning silver... she'd fill it up and we'd have  spot of tea... she and I... as we discussed life.
She was a tea lover and passed this love onto me.  Our Kindergarten Teacher, too, is a tea lover... so creating her a gift would just haveeee to have a tea-riffic spin!
Whipping out our Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper (#131390) and Modge Podge for a crafty gift that clips it all together!  Modge Podge comes in Mat and Shine and this Shine gives a glossy and finished look to this gift.
I purchased these painted wood clips in the Dollar Bin at Target... and knew that it'd be perfect as gifts - modified to fit different personalities when you have access to our amazing collection of Designer Series Papers!!
Double Sided... for Double the Pleasure!!  I love when you can appreciate something coming and going, lol.  Standing up on it's two 'feet' it now holds notes and reminders in it's 'teeth/mouth'.  Teachers receive lots of notes from parents to the school office... this is a fun way to hold them!
Here it's holding a bag of tea... isn't that just tea-riffic??
These clips came in different colors... I grabbed a variety so that I had options to coordinate with our Designer Series Papers.
Here you can see how well the Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper matches this clip, too!  The Tea one is wet - so this project will show that the Modge Podge will be chalky looking but dry clear.. like on the Eastern Elegance clip!
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Come, Sit, have a Spot of Tea with me....  I love that the Wisteria Wonder color worked into the Afternoon Picnic mimics the purple our beloved teacher loves.  It's funny how special people in our lives can be honored and remembered.  I love personalizing gifts.. don't you?  It's so much more special that way!  Thanks for coming by... I post daily and hope to see you back and soon!

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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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