Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Taking that ride..

I love seeing my kids grow... and when they take the wheel - I'm praying that Jesus is doing it for them lol.  Today my son passed his Permit test.  WOW.  I've reached THAT stage of mom, one where today he scared the crud out of me driving on major streets - lol!  He even joined us LIVE as we created this gift for our friend Craig!  Join the fun Getting Crafty Advent LIVES at as today this new driver joined the creating!  
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We just love our friend's the Caseys.. and Craig has been amazing at organizing a local vintage car show bi-weekly.  Grabbing this fabulous cup I couldn't resist, with the help of my son, to create a fun gift-tag to top it all.  
~  Cutting 2" x 5" inch strips of Very Vanilla card stock.
~  Punch the Delightful Tag punch on one edge.
~  Punch the Banner Triple punch on the other end.
~  Stamp the Ride with Me greeting in Old Olive ink on one.
~  Stamp the Ride with Me truck and tree on the other in Memento black ink.
~  Coloring is so much FUN with our Stampin' Blends!  Using the Black, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler combos, I start with the Dark and blend out with the Lighter (see the Video as I show this exact technique).
~  Even coloring accidents happen - and I've been coloring for YEARS... that is where the Color Lifter comes into play to save the day!  Using it to fix a color mishap to adding another level of color... have fun with it!
~  Add Sparkle with the Wink of Stella (Shouldn't all fabulous rides have sparkle?! My son encouraged it!).  
~  Assemble on this stunning 5"x 2.5" strip of the Toile Tidings with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
 I write out my greeting BEFORE assembling this side.
I made the boo-boo of adding Albanese's because the apostrophe when signing a name. Thank goodness my friend's will have grace, lol.  
Tie it on the top of the straw (so I can add candies and a gift card to a car place for our friend and his own vintage ride!).  This Double Stitched Ribbon in Garden Green matches PERFECTLY while looking so cute on this gift!  
I can imagine that this'd be a fun 'ornament' to even tie on their tree.
Snagging this cute cup from The Dollar Tree (Squeee!)... I can't wait to grab a few more!  We will be making some 3D Trucks with the dies and giving them to those who bring cars on Saturday!
This Saturday the Conejo Valley Cars and Coffee is meeting for an Ugly Sweater and Toy Drive.  I love the heart of our community.  These men have been so gracious with their time.  I grew up a car girl and seeing my son and daughter have these car men answer questions and help out has been a blessing!
We even met Steve at the car show.  He's a collector and even gave us the opportunity to buy this car - his dad was the original owner!  Today Sal reached a dream and passed his test... I'm buying this 1975 Ford Ranchero GT and will give it to him when he graduates!  What a wonderful (and scary) season in life!  God is so good!  
Don't you just LOVE how this gift tag matches this cute cup?!
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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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