Saturday, January 28, 2023



What feels like home to you?

For us… it’s family. 

One of the hardest parts of moving was leaving them behind and 2600+ miles away. 

It’s the core of why we went to California last week. To connect. To hug, wrestle, sing, laugh, share a meal, tickle, cry, lean in and sit back in awe of how amazing they all are. We went to see, be seen, to remember and make new memories. We miss them while we are with them… we hold these moments together when we are apart. 

My eldest step daughter and her husband are nothing short of amazing… their family - beautiful… their story strong… their son - the light of our family. 

My father in law is buried under a cloud but the moments where he remembers is precious. His laughter, singing and joking once was the joy of the family is now a gift. Tears can clean away but laughter is far more fun. 

My sister in law holds it all together for us. No matter the miles… she is strong for us all (even when she feels weak). She pours into the heart ♥️ of our family from sometimes an empty well. She encourages her kids and ours. 

#Family … Auntie, cousins, sisters, brother in love, nephew, grandson, Nonno, father in laughter and life…. My brave girls facing it all with their hearts and arms open…. 

It’s home to us. 

What says home to you?? 

Comment  and let us know!! 

#GettingCraftyWithJamie #HandmadeCard #Crafting #BasicsOfStamping  #StampinUP 💌#HandmadeCards #CardMaking #DIYCards #cards #CardMakingHobby #CardMakingIdeas #Crafts #CardMaking #GettingCraftyMinute #WAHM #Reels #Shorts 

No comments:

Post a Comment

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

Total Pageviews