Monday, October 12, 2015

Coffee, Creating and Connecting

I'm a busy girl.. this has caused me to feel like I never get to sit and connect with others.  Combining my passion for crafting with my love of coffee, I've found that mornings - even for a brief moment - at my friend's amazing Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters gives me time to connect.. and that is so good for my soul!  Combine it with my passion for crafting, it's a stop during my week that allows me to Create, Connect and enjoy a cup of Coffee over Card Making (whew - say that fast four times, lol).  
Create this coffee inspired card with:
Cup of Cheer stamp set (wood 139762/clear 139765)
Tangelo Twist card stock (133677)
Basic Black card stock (121045)
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper (139584)
Tangelo Twist ink pad (133646)
Into the Woods Elements (139626)

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A great start to my day... a Pumpkin Dream latte at Ragamuffin and hand-stamped cards!!  Picked for a rich, seasonal look - this Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper is so pretty, rich in color and style and perfect for Fall!
OPTIONS!!  I love that our Designer Series Paper is double sided!  This allows me to have fun and play with the look of each hand-stamped card.  Inks, papers, accessories that all coordinate for ease in creating stylish crafts.
Pop by for amazing coffee and get so much more!  These awesome ladies jumped in to have fun in creating a hand-stamped card.  It's awesome how a mother-daughter team can have the same crafting supplies and create something completely different and personal.  
Again, I love options... here the Into the Woods Elements can be modified!  Rubbed along the top of an ink pad or colored in with our Stampin' Write Markers, the wood can take on a new look.  They are lazer etched with cool images; once dipped this allows for a two tone look.  

Tool Tip:  The ink takes a long while to dry!  This was discovered when they rubbed up against another card (darn it!).  Use our Heat Tool, used for heat embossing, to set the ink.  It smells great, like a campfire starting up.. but caution - this can actually scorch - so be cautious in how long and how close you heat set these.  Heat set it, too, on a safe surface - I used a heat safe surface so it didn't damage my crafting area.
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It is good for the soul... connecting and creating!  It has been proven that creating art (like our hand-crafted cards) is actually good for stress, depression and exhaustion.  Taking time to care for yourself, connect with others and live life TOGETHER is the best prescription for this busy life we lead.  JOIN ME in creating and sending art into the world, wrapped up in a pretty hand-stamped card.  

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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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