Monday, December 22, 2014

Kindred Spirits

So near 9 years ago I was active in my local MOMS Club where I met a collection of women that I still call dear and close friends!  I also started my Stampin' Up! business in order to receive the generous discount.  I signed up two weeks before giving birth to my daughter.  So today was a day that joined my past with my present. 
My best friend was who encouraged and supported my crafting addiction.  She loved my crafting classes - we would often create together weekly as our kiddos played.  These days she lives in Texas and I'm in California.. but my Kate - she's my Kindred Spirit and a Sister that God gave me... so today we drove down to see her as she was visiting her in-laws. 
A true friend knows your heart.  She encourages, supports and tells you the truth (even when it sucks - lol).  Kate's angels and two of mine were a year apart from each other and all four with February birthdays.  My kiddos celebrated the first few birthdays in joint parties with Kate's.  So with 10 years of friendship, our angels growing up, life happening and thankfully Iphones that allow for often contact... Kate is one of my closest friends!  EMAIL ME with any questions you may have.. I'd love to connect!
I couldn't help but share some of my day - it may not have been about crafting today but it was about connecting and celebrating life.. I hope you don't mind the share - lol.

You, too, can join in the crafting fun.  I'm so blessed to call the amazing women I craft with, my friends - some of my dearest friends!!  CLICK HERE to Join the Crafting FUN!
Let ME Encourage YOU to consider doing what I do... I love crafting and receiving the discount on my supplies.  Teaching has become a wonderful outlet - allowing me to develop and grow relationships with amazing women as we create works of art!  Consider JOINING MY TEAM - our Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Gang is a hoot!  We gather for classes, meetings and dinners, road trips and conventions... all while laughing and supporting one another.  I'd LOVE to talk to You about My Team... CLICK HERE for More Info.

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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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