Sunday, April 29, 2018

Do not say good bye.. Fall in love!

Spring is here and I can't help but love all of the plants abloom, leaves filling the trees and so much green!  So this weekend we had our Last Chance Crafternoon we had a blast of a card making class and this was one of the favorites!  Join us at our many crafting classes, in-person and online, and our many crafting retreats!  Enjoy today's Retiring Products Blog Hop and the many wonderful retiring collections waiting for you - while supplies last!
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I love coordinating.  When my clothes, shoes or crafting (add in accessories, I'm just saying...) and a look comes together with ease, I am over the moon!  Here with the coordinating *soon-to-retire *Vintage Leaves stamp set and *Leafets Framelits are some of my favorites (and hard to let go!) of crafting collections.  This card, like my favorite outfits, came together in less than 5! mintues!!
~  Lay out the Vintage Leaves stamps across the Whisper White card stock (4" x 5-1/4") in a fun random layout.  Apply the large clear block for quick repetitive placement.
~  Ink and apply with *Wild Wasabi ink (this color is RETIRING - so grab it now!).
~  Layer over *Wild Wasabi card stock with Stampin' Dimensional adhesive.
~  Stamp this *Watercolor Words greeting with *Black Archival ink pad.
~  Die-Cut the *Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper and the *Leafets Framelits and Big Shot die-cutting machine for two wow sparkling leaves.
~  Tie the stems together with the White Sheer Ribbon in a pretty bow.
~  Adhere to the card with Stampin' Dimensional adhesive.

I love how this green just screams Spring and beautiful.  The fine line detail of this hand drawn stamp collection is sure to amaze people for generations!  Grab YOURS now - they coordinate and are just so stunning!  
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What is Spring like where YOU are?  Here, in Southern California, we are full of blooming bushes, fruit trees, roses, and more.. life is full and robust.  I love the leaves as they've filled in the foliage around us (before we are hit with the heat of Summer).  Coordinating fun products really does make this a 5 minute handmade card!  Who doesn't love that?!?!  Fall in love with pretty hand crafted cards that are easy.

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  1. Lovely card! And it’s been an unusually cool spring here in a South Georgia!

  2. Great card. Love the glimmer paper leaves!

  3. Love the extra bling with the glimmer leaves - great card Jamie!

  4. Lovely card Jamie. Love how you have used the set and put it all together. Great work and thanks for sharing

  5. What a great card Jamie. Loving the touch of glimmer


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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