Thursday, February 2, 2017


Today I'm flying across the USA to attend a Leadership Event with my Stamping Friends. I am so excited!  As a mom of 6, four homeschooled, loving my crafting business and busy life I am also looking forward to a brief visit with family and a break from my life while I connect and create with my Stamping Friends. 
I am a California girl. Born and bred and proud. I don't do much "weather" and snow only when I go to Big Bear Lake (we canceled our trip in January because they had too much snow, lol!). I'm actually so excited to see, explore and experience the snow and weather (-10* they just said on the airplane for Indiana 😳👊🏻😜💃). 

This morning I was up at 4am, prepped my homeschool (since I won't have the weekend to do so) and visited with my daughter as its her 11th birthday. My mini me helped me to prepare for my trip, even found these cute rain boots on the clearance rack for me!  She didn't want me to go but we celebrated her birthday all week long. Isn't my angel girl a beauty? Sigh, where has the time gone??
I had a layover in Chicago. My cousin assures me that airport pizza is not a good representation of Chicago Deep Dish Pizza (I would hope so - eek, I'm a food snob!). Now I'm off to a brief visit with some of my cousins in Indiana before I drive with some of my stamping friends to Michigan to create and connect while learning and growing at Ronda Wade's Leadership event. (She is one of the top in Stampin' Up! And one of my business coaches.). 
I love adventure. Seeing Chicago, even from my plane window, was a delight! The land is so flat out here, you feel like you can see the ends of the Earth. 
I love what I do. This year I'm vowing to do more of what is good, kind, walking in Faith, enjoying my children and embracing adventures. Exploring and living life to the fullest. Join us and the fun we have.
 I have some fun tutorials to post but traveling allll day and celebrating my daughter all week has limited that. (For now I'm posting today from my iPhone, lol.). Until tomorrow y'all. Stamping blessings. 

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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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