Thursday, February 8, 2018

Kite Flying Day handmade card

As life can be rough (mothering to just daily living and some days more than others), we are finding Joy in the midst of life.  Here is my #365ReasonsToCelebrate campaign!  Daily - finding reasons to celebrate!  If YOU'D like a handmade Celebrations card - comment below on my blog posts and I'll pull a drawing for those who comment and mail them to you!  Today's Kite Flying Day was perfect (here in California it was 90* in February!!).  Join Us and create some fun with our in-person classes and online/live classes.
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The intense color of our Brusho Color Crystals take my breath away!  
~  Die-Cut the negative area (unused area) of our Silver Foil Sheets (4" x 5-1/4").
~  Stamp the Shimmer White card stock (3-3/4"x5") in the Versa Mark using the clouds of the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  
~  Cover liberally in Clear Embossing Powder and Heat set with our Heat tool.
~  Stamp the sentiment from the stamp set in Versamark ink and Silver embossing powder.
~  Dilute water on a solid surface (I use water from my Aqua Painter on the back of a clear block).  Add sprinkles of Prussian Blue Brusho Color Crystals and color around the embossed clouds.
~  Die-Cut the smallest Square Stitched Framelits in Silver Foil. 
~  Adhere the Silver Baker's Thread (from the Occasions Catalog) to the back of one point.  Tie a bow and adhere it to the top of the square corner - making a kite!
~  Adhere to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals Adhesive.
Every cloud has a silver lining, you just have to look up to see it (or make it with a Silver Kite!).  

Happy Kite Flying Day!!  Have YOU heard??  I'm alllll about Celebrating!  Every Day of the year is worthy of a celebration and they have multiple holidays in most cases!  My plan is to Celebrate with YOU for the Next 365 Days!!

    If YOU Comment Below (in this blog post and the daily posts for the next 365 days!!) I will draw a name - daily - to send a handmade card(picked within two days of the blog post).  That is 365 cards being mailed out! Squeee!!  So JOIN US Every Day for the New 365 Reasons to Celebrate fun tour on my blog!
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Send love, cheer and small personalized art all wrapped up in a handmade card.  This fun card, will help your day soar! Finding Reasons to Celebrate is a great way to live life and find, while spreading joy.

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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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