Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Joy Stampin' Blends Eclipse handmade card

Celebrating life.. today is the First Day of Spring andddd National Happiness Day!  My word of this year is JOY.. joy, for me, comes from God, despite our circumstances.. joy is present and a gift from God.  So today, happiness is fickle but I'm celebrating Spring and Joy with this card making tutorial.  Join Us and Create Beauty with a fold in the middle (a handmade card) at our many card making classes.
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Creating something in honor of this day, a day that is overcast here in Southern California.. before one of the largest storms hits our area.. something bright and beautiful is so easy and uplifting to do.
~Using the Stampin' Blends, starting with the darker of the duo, color in the lines and creases of the flowers and leaves on this stunning and FREE* Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.
~  Blend and color in the remaining of the flower and leaves with the lighter of each color. (Can you believe this paper is FREE and Limited Edition.. leaving March 31st?!?!)
~  Adhere the corners of the colorful floral sheet to the Old Olive (both cut to 4" x 5-1/4").
Die-Cut the JOY from the Large Letters Framelits** on the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform, (I did go forward and back to assure it die-cut through the two layers of paper).
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Techniques ~  Eclipse Technique:
~  Layer the two letters so that the Old Olive pops out and use the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the two together.
~  Add Clear Wink of Stella glimmer to the project if you so desire (we can't on one as we are sending it to a soldier abroad - no glitter allowed).

Celebrate Spring & Joy with this Stampin' Blends and Eclipse handmade card is sure to add joy to your day!

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 Spring is HERE and with it comes National Happiness Day!! Creating color and flowers is possible even on the darkest of days... 

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 365 days of this fun tour of celebrations!!) 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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A friend and stamper of mine asked me for some help... he's deployed and it's a touch stressful.  He feels alone.  Knowing my passion for soldiers and their families, our Getting Crafty Family jumped aboard this need and a good handful are creating cards to send to this young man.  A kind word, a bit of love and beauty wrapped up in a card.. it's the small things that can genuinely bless others in a big way.  See our Soldier Care posts as we, monthly, support deployed troops with handmade cards and care packages (national recognized, written up in newspapers, and Stampin' Up!'s publications).  Celebrate life with me and our fun 365 Reasons to Celebrate crafting posts.

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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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