Monday, April 24, 2017

Perfect Mix Sampler and Wedding Gift

I love our Shelby and Shawn.  When two sweet young friends are joining their lives in matrimony, I had to join the celebration with a hand made gift for their kitchen!  Our dear Shelby is a baker at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters (an all gluten-free bakery) and a life long friend.  Shawn is our Youth Pastor.  Created at our recent Creative Connections Class for the Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family, we have fun and create while decorating our home and lives!
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I love how it looks in myyyy kitchen.  It makes me so happy to have something pretty along my walls that celebrates our love of cooking, baking and crafting!

Created at a recent Creative Connections Class for the Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family... this Perfect Mix Sampler handmade Wedding Gift is sure to bless this kitchen!


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Using a 12" x 12" Shadow Box Frame, we added depth and interest to our creations.  This was the one that Shana made (isn't it fab!?!)

~  Start with the Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series Paper in 3" pieces.
~  Stamp your images from the Perfect Mix stamp set in Black Archival ink.  Stamp the image, again, on Very Vanilla card stock.
~  Frame with 3-1/2" pieces of card stock that coordinates.
~  Water Color Pencil in the stamped images on the Very Vanilla card stock.
~  Blend with the Blender Pens and Highlight with the Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.
~  Fussy cut the Very Vanilla images out with the Paper Snips and layer over the stamped Designer Series Paper with Stampin' Dimensional Adhesives.
~Layer over a piece of 12" x 12" card stock (we have Basic Black and Whisper White in stock - here I used our stock-piled colorful versions).
~ Frame and WOW as a gift or when friends and family see it in your kitchen.
I used a Delightful Daffodil card stock and Early Espresso card stock for my images to coordinate with my yellow walls.  Shelby is a white and soft blue or yellow girl.. so I made this for my dear friend to celebrate all that she does for others (including us).
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Celebrate those special moments in other's lives.  Here a gift that will grace this couple's new kitchen and new stage in life, I hope they look upon it and know how they've blessed us and others.  My Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family had a blast personalizing their gifts for their own kitchens/homes at our Creative Connections class this weekend.  Join us, score the BEST DEAL IN TOWN and extra crafting with the best collection of crafters (and friends!!) around!

Tonight!!

Join ME Tonight - and Every Monday evening to create LIVE at Facebook.com/GettinCraftyStampin

Tonight we will create and  I will review my must-have's from the Retiring List but don't wait - check them out NOW as they are Going, Going, GONE!  They are all While Supplies Last (and are being nabbed up and FAST!).

SHOP and use this Hostess Code ( HYSQCQFT )at Check-Out and I will send YOU a hand-crafted gift!!

I go LIVE Twice on Mondays!  
Double the Crafting and Connecting!!  
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Then Pop over LIVE for my Crafting Friends and Family at 7:30pm PST at Facebook.com/GettinCraftyStampin
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wrapped up in a handmade card, memory book, gift, and more?
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They have stopped production on all of these amazing crafting supplies.
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Don't Miss Out!!
Shop NOW 24/7 with ME and I'll be sending all who allow contact a hand crafted gift in the mail!!

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Happy Stamping!!!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The No-Care Succulents

Succulents, a wonderful plant that is so popular here in our desert area of California (all of California is really a desert, lol).  Being drought tolerant is one thing, being able to kill them is a me thing!  I can kill most plants, even succulents, while surprisingly Orchids and Roses I do well with (who knew!).  So when Stampin' Up! released their Succulent collection in the Oh So Succulent Bundle*, I knew I could create stunning hand-made succulents that even I couldn't kill!  Created at a recent crafting class, these were a HIT! 
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BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU,Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make cards all year long!!
I love this sweet little plant that is extra special as it was (a) hand crafted and (b) no-care!

~  Die Cut each flower on your Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (I recommend using a Magnetic Platform for these).  The great thing is the dies for each flower can be die-cut in one fell swoop!
~  The Oh So Succulent BUNDLE* is a great way to SAVE 10% on coordinating products!!  These Succulents Dies* and Bundle* are RETIRING* - So grab yours NOW before they RETIRE!  They are selling out NOW - so don't miss your own collection.
~  Sponge the edges of each die-cut flower with your Stamping Sponges and inks.  

TOOL TIP:  I love the look of the Old Olive ink and card stock, the Sweet Sugarplum with the Rich Razzleberry ink, the Mint Macaron* card stock with the Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry or Old Olive inks and any of the inks and matching card stock.  Succulents come in a vast array of color, happy dance!

~  Assemble with Stampin' Dimensional adhesive for depth on each flower. 
~  Fringe Cut the edges of Crumb Cake card stock with the Fringe Scissors* for a fun base.  
~  Cover a balled up piece of paper and place in a cute bucket of planer (I scored mine in the Dollar Bin of my local store).  Add a 'ground cover' with this fringed paper.
~  Apply the succulents to them with dimensional adhesive.
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Saying good-bye is hard to do.  If I am the one to kill a plant (sigh, sad but true) or if a fabulous collection of crafting is Retiring*, I am always a little sad.  Let me just say that I LOVE that I own this collection!  Amazing gifts of hand-crafted succulents and more for years to come in this limited quantity collection.  Join Us and create and connect over card making and crafting and buy your own collection from me (receive a Happy Mail in the mail from me as my gift).
Happy Crafting, Jamie

It's my birthday and I'll craft if I want to!

Shut the FRONT DOOR!
It's My Birthday WEEK!
I love that song "It's my party and I'll..." so guess what... with that sound track in my head I'm signing "It's my birthday and I'll craft if I want to, Craft if I want to, Craft if I want to.  You would craft if you had it in you!"
I also want to Craft and make Cards with YOU!
I would LOVE to have YOU Join us to create and connect over card making with this 6 Birthday Card Class THIS Saturday as we celebrate my birthday!  Your Presence is my Present!  I'd love to see, connect and be with my crafting friends - YOU!  Hurry and RSVP.. there will be presents and treats to create a sweet day!

There are Two Full Crafting Classes THIS Weekend - waiting for YOU!

Happy Mail!

Happy Mail!!  I love gift wrapping gifts, finding the pretty paper, sparkling tissue papers, and the gift inside.  I also love wrapping a pretty hand made card up, like a present!  Created for those who Shop with Me and those who Attend our Fun Card Making Classes, these little gifts in the mail are hopefully going to brighten someone's day!
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BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU,Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make cards all year long!!
This was my third box of love notes to be mailed.  I love the look of a pretty envelope, it's just like a hand wrapped gift but in my mail (allowing me to ignore my bills and solicitations, lol).

The Envelope Punch Board creates 66 different sizes of envelopes and more!  I love it.  It's neat, compact, and easy to use.  Here with the beautiful Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper (soon to retire) it was such pretty mail to be sent out.

See this easy Video Tutorial from Stampin' Up!
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Shop with ME and let ME send YOU a pretty gift, in the mail, wrapped up pretty and bright.  The current Retiring List is waiting for you with amazing supplies and sale prices!  I am so excited to see what YOU think when you receive your pretty hand crafted card, wrapped up nice and neat.  Join us and create while connecting over card making at our fun card making classes.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Colorful Pumpkin, heart, flowers hand made cards

I love color and I can not lie... this new My Paper Pumpkin kit is AMAZING!  On our Facebook.com/GettinCraftyStampin LIVE (every Monday evening) we revealed the just-received April 2017 My Paper Pumpkin kit.  It is BEAUTIFUL!  Packed with COLOR and the Bonus Gift of Watercolor Pencils!  All-inclusive, adhesives to envelopes, stamp sets to embellishments (that sparkle!!).. see the video tutorial below from our LIVE and join the fun after the fact.
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BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU,Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make cards all year long!!
So did YOU order your My Paper Pumpkin from me recently?  I knew it was beautiful and warned you - lol.  Soooo you can Subscribe NOW, yes NOW.. you will not receive the April Kit but ALL who subscribe under me this month can order this as a refill and I'd do a drawing for the stamp set from our CEO Sarah (her own hand writing)!
Created at a recent Create and Connect over our Card Making at our Facebook.com/GettinCraftyStampin LIVE... this Colorful Pumpkin (heart, flowers, etc) handmade card is sure to add joy to your day!

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Create with me every week - there are so many opportunities!  I have a full line up of card making and crafting classes, our Facebook.com/GettinCraftyStampin LIVE every Monday evening, Card Making and Coffee each Wednesday and my Video Channel on YouTube (whew!).  If you want MORE of ME (lol) I also do more for my Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family with exclusive LIVES, One on One sessions, Calls, Video Conferences and more for my hobbyist and business minded crafting family (whew, again, lol).  I would LOVE to have YOU join us and the fun.. connect and create, I look forward to connecting with you!

Happy Stamping!
~ Jamie AR Albanese

What Others are SAYING about Gettin' Crafty Stampin'...

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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