Saturday, September 14, 2013

Cool Thanks

I love the opportunity to send cards... Thank You cards are often forgotten.  I know we've said the words but often we get too busy to send a follow up Thank You card.  Sometimes a simple THX can be impactful on someone's day... so go ahead, send a few Thank You's and make a difference... they took the time to make a difference in your life.
This interactive, shiny card is sure to get that message across.  What do YOU Think??  Leave me a comment and let me know... Thanks for doing so.  Share this, Pin, Email, Facebook, Tweet, Facebook, Google+ and Follow Me on those channels... on YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn, too!
Eastern Elegance is all the rage and it's Designer Series Paper (#130131) is very trendy in it pattern, bold colors and mixing of colors and style.  Here the Labels Thinlits Die (#133479) creates a fun interactive card... and my video tutorial, below, show's how to create a secret panel for these thinlit dies!
Metallic accents are also all the rage.  The secret is to not do it ALL metal... so the label framelit (included in the label thinlits collection) allows this Eastern Elegance (#130131) center to stand on the Costal Cabana card stock (#131297).
Adding a dash of silver with the new Silver Foil Sheets (#132178 Holiday Catalog pg. 28) and the Silver 1/8" Ribbon (#132137 Holiday Cat. pg. 28) is like adding a fine necklace or great bracelet, it just finishes off the look.  The trendy THX is a die in this Label Thinlit Collection.
The pretty Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon (#130024) lays perfectly under the Silver Ribbon for a feminine flair to this look.  Hot glue is an ideal way to adhere these accents so that the moving and shaking makes sure it all stays where it should - lol.

Like a flowing dress... this card moves and sways, it's ruffles catching the eye and bringing a smile.
Adding a special 'Secret Panel' is a great way to have more writing room to your card.  See the Video here to see how fun and easy it is to create!
I hope that this helped you in playing with the new Thinlit Collections... Follow Me and Share me on YouTube so that others can join in on the fun, I have a great collection of Free Tutorials on Paper Crafting.
Continuing dashes of bling, like adding a great pair of earrings - lol - the Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246) are adhesive backed and oh so sparkly!!
With the Awesomeness of my Big Shot* Die Cutting Machine (#113439), the New and Amazing Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658) and Thinlits Collections... this card is a moving and shaking it's gratitude!  Adding texture is easy and an extra WOW element with the coordinating Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder (#130917).  *Click HERE to see the Big Shot Club that scores you a Big Shot, Accessories and becoming a PRO!  *Click Here to see how Hostesses can earn it for 1/2 Off or FREE!!
Sending a Thank You seems like a small and forgettable thing... but the kindness they showed should be returned with one in kind.  Thank You cards are at an all-time-low... and I know as a busy mom that I don't send as many as I'd like (sigh).  Make a resolution with me - let us send Thank You's and Thinking of You cards... Remember celebrations and find odd reasons to celebrate.  Life is a tough place - maybe if we stop for a moment and share some joy, it'll spread!  Thank YOU for coming by!  I post daily and hope to see you again, soon.

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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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