Thursday, December 26, 2013

You & Me hand-stamped card

What is the '&' symbol's name??  Ampersand!  I knew it had a funny name but this 'Ampersand' Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (from the NEW Occasions Catalog) is so cool that I couldn't resist getting it and using it right away!  You & Me is an ideal sentiment for my BFF and I.  This fun and fast hand-stamped card is quick and yet adds sparkle to anyone's day!
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For this quick hand-stamped card you will need:
Pool Party card stock (#122924)
Island Indigo card stock (#122923)
Island Indigo ink (#126986)
Rhinestone jewels (#119246)
Perfect Pennants stamp set* (#133230)
Ampersand Textured Embossing Folder* (#132970)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)
*New Occasions Mini has a wonderful collection of papers, stamps, accessories and more Jan 3-June.
This coordinating stamp in the Perfect Pennants stamp set fits so many situations.. from my hubby, bff, kiddos and more... I love when things play on one-another.
Paired together with the aide of my Color Coach (#130118) this Island Indigo and Pool Party is a lovely monochromatic pair.  I love the look of the Island Indigo ink on the Pool Party.
Adding this polka dot strip from the Perfect Pennants stamp set to the top and bottom of the page I love the pop of the Rhinestone Jewels to the dots!  It frames up this card, too. 
Layering the polka dot strip in a staggered look it balances the card and sentiment on the other corner.  The dash of sparkle to this card is a fun addition with a cool and mat look to this card.
You & Me... Thank YOU for Supporting Me and my love of and passion for paper-crafting.  I try to post to my blog daily and hope that you will visit me often!  Bring your friends along for the ride.  Do YOU want the New Occasions Mini Catalog??  Email Me at your phone # and the best time to reach you - I'll send it with a gift!
Create a quick and cool card with these New Occasions Mini stamps and embossing folders.  I love how it all pulls together for a 10 minute or less card.  Who would YOU Give this too??  Leave me a comment and let me know.  Now have fun dropping the 'Ampersand' when you hand this card out - lol... impress those around you with your vocabulary and card-making skills.

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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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