Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Reformation Day

Today my kids created 95 handmade cards to thank those they would receive a piece of candy from.  Dressing up is a fun tradition.  This year watching the Dodgers in the World Series as we cut our pumpkins will be a new one for us.

Happy Reformation Day Everyone!

● On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses (or statements) on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. This act triggered the movement in world history known as the Reformation.
● The Reformation was the great rediscovery of the good news
of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. At that time, the Church had become corrupt and was teaching false doctrines like Salvation through good works. 
● Martin Luther also translated the Bible from Latin to 
German so the common man could read the Bible himself.
● Acts 16:31 “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved…”
● Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you Have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast!

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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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