Friday, December 9, 2016

Clubbing fun...

Stamper's 10 Club.. this is a fun gathering of women who meet each month to learn a technique and create free cards! Join and it's free with rotating Hostess Shopping Spree's with a minimum purchase. 

It is THISSSSS Sunday - please let me know if YOU want to check it out and try it out! First time is only $15 or free with a minimum order.. if you commit you will receive a great Christmas Gift from me (My hubby's famous BBQ Rub is for club members only as my gift!!).  RSVP and Join The FUN!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Join us to create and connect over card making and coffee

Join us to Create and Connect over Coffee and Card Making on Wednesday mornings!

Soldiers, away from home during the holidays...

This is the time of year when it can be the hardest to be away from your loved ones.  This past month our Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family has been working to collect and create gift packages for the actively deployed troop we support.  This was the FUN we sent out this week.
Each care package was loaded with:
~ Hand Made Christmas Cards
~ Embossed and hand written notes
~ Lotion
~ Lip Balms
~ Hand Santizers
~ Granola Bars
~ Trail Mix
~  Instant Mocha Coffee Drinks
~ Instant Fruit Drinks
~ Cough Drops
~ Hard Candy
~ Dental kits from Dr. Leslie Solomon, DDS
~~~~Tons of LOVE~~~~

I was amazed at what our Erica created for the soldiers - this basket PACKED with a 65 hand made cards!!
I'm so blessed to have the most amazing crafting family, a local dentist who blessed us and our amazing Soldiers who serve and protect our rights to live Free!

God bless our soldiers, their families, and God Bless the USA.

If you are interested, we are a family!  Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family has great on-line resources in an Exclusive Facebook Group, Monthly gatherings, TONS of support and cheering each other on, praying together, laughing together and living life together.

I joined for the discount and was so blessed by all of the the amazing connections.

 I look forward to working with you. Let's TALK.
(805)300-3679 (cell/text) or
~ Jamie A.R. Albanese
Manager, Team Leader, Craft Coach,
Wife, Mom and Friend!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Massive Sale.. starts today.. going, going... gone!


HAPPENING NOW! Year-End Closeouts & Retiring Products

Celebrate the new year—and great deals—with Stampin’ Up!  From December 1, 2016, through January 3, 2017, a selection of holiday retiring products, clearance rack items (while supplies last) and high-inventory catalog items will be discounted (up to 60%).
  • Holiday Retiring List.  Stampin’ Up! has released it’s list of retiring merchandise from the Holiday Catalog.
    • Items may sell out quickly!  Here is the reveal AND sale (select items) of retiring holiday products!  The list will be updated daily with what is still available.  Sold out merchandise will have an “X” in the last column on the right.
    • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will only be available while supplies last.
    • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
    • Going, going, gone!  All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3.
    • Need suggestions?  Here’s the list of My Favorite Things from the holiday catalog.
  • Closeout & Sale.  Many of the retiring items and high-inventory items will be offered at a discount between December 1 and January 3.  High-inventory items will be available after Jan. 3 at the original price

Product List

  • Save 10% on Stampin’ Up! holiday and annual catalog bundles listed here!
  • Love a deal?  Check out the Clearance Rack with up to 60% savings.
  • Placing an order of $150 or more (before shipping and tax)?  You’ll enjoy FREE products earned through Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The best product bundle of all!  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! for even more free product & discounts. Choose up to $125 in ANY current products for sale (including discounted Year-End Closeout merchandise), pay $99 (that’s $26 FREE) and the kit ships free (another 10% savings).  Hobby stampers are welcome in my Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family – when you join thru me!  Great timing!  After you purchase the $99 kit and join, you can pre-order (with a 20% demonstrator discount) from the new Occasions Catalog starting Dec. 1 (over a month before customers) and “pre-earn” Sale-A-Bration rewards gifts (a FREE gift for every $50 you spend).
  •  My favorite part of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the ability to be creative and the Fabulous friendships that I have built! - Candace Y.
Have a question about purchasing the $99 Starter Kit thru me and joining Stampin’ Up!? Please email me here.

Stamping Blessings,

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Create and Connect over Card Making and Coffee

Join us each Wednesday morning to create and connect over card making and coffee at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters.

Washi My Bible, my adventures in bible journaling

I love Bible Journaling.  I do.  I struggle with drawing inside my bible, except notes, until I found the Beautiful Word Bible, Coloring Bible.  Squeee!  It's so pretty!  I took my bible up a notch with this fun technique.  I can't wait to do my daughter's.  See this fun tutorial and video!  
Product List
**  SHOP 24/7 with me.  If you enjoy this project and want to have some fun crafting with me, CLICK HERE and RSVP ASAP for my Upcoming Classes!!  Most classes are FREE with a qualified purchase!!

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 just love the Washi Tape that we have with Stampin' Up!.  It's so beautiful, top quality and perfectly coordinates with our pretty Designer Series Papers, inks and card stocks.
I have fallen in-love with the Beautiful Word Bible series (I grabbed one off of Amazon, the others are personalized and off of ChristianBooks).  They have some bibles with stunning artwork inside, full of color and beauty (I own two of those).  Recently they came out with a Coloring Bible.  My girls and I now each own one and find time in His Word as we color, connect and refresh (with worship music in the background).

Tool Tip Tuesday (here is TWO cool Tips for you!): 
~ I don't know how you store your washi tape.  I stumbled on this cool use of an embroidery hoop.  Remove the inner hoop (with no opening).
Use the outer hoop (with a closure that makes it easy to open, add on, etc.) to store your washi tape collections!  I also use those climbing hook things if there are specific collections I love and want to take with me, on the go, for my planner, etc.  Easy Peasy and no mess or lost washi tapes.
~  Grab a Bible Mat.  Illustrated Faith created great Bible Mats to use when writing, journaling, coloring, art work, etc in your bible.  It's awesome!  So easy to use and I now own two - one for my bible I keep in my car (for note taking, doodling in church, quite moments when I can grab them) and one for my Coloring Bible.
It's like a beautiful Patchwork Quilt on my bible.  I just love it!

So easy to create, see this Video Tutorial (below) for a few minute demo (just excuse my mess - eeek!) on this way to upgrade your bible (or book of choice - though not a kindle - lol).  Thanks to my friend Connie for this idea!
~  Grab a Bible and your favorite collection of Washi Tape.
~ Line up 1/2 across the edge of each book of your bible.
~ Rub on using your Bone Folder for a good grip.
~ Wrap around and do it again on the other side of the paper.
~ Play with your patterns - have fun!

Created at a recent Project Life Kid's Club.. these girls had a blast creating on their own..  it's a ton of fun!

I hope that you enjoyed this Video Tutorial. Don't forget to Sign Up and Follow my Gettin' Crafty Stampin' YouTube Channel.
Thanks to Sweat Pants & Coffee for always saying what's on my heart.  She's so on point and while she's battling cancer, her cheer and love reminds me to take care of me, first.  To delve into His Word and nourish my soul.
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Lately I've been a little baren inside. Dry and tired.  My dear friend reminded me to get refreshed when I plug into His Word and time with God.  I've been intentional about doing so and am feeling way better.  Take your bible or books up a notch with this fun and easy technique.  Let me know what YOU do with your washi tape, I can't wait to see.  Remember you can join us to create and connect over card making, shop with me 24/7 and join us virtually with my fun blogging posts.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

24 Hour Sale and Free Rhinestones and Pearls!

Cyber Monday 24 Hour Doorbusters and final hours of the Online Extravaganza!
Combine the 24 hour sales, Online Extravaganza and 25% Off Stamp Set sales on Monday only. Hurry, it's all ending Monday night. 40% OFF and 24-hour doorbuster sales!

Double dipping is allowed and encouraged with this special sale.
  • Paper Pumpkin Kits - subscriptions and ideas
  • Clearance Rack

More details about today's sale:  SHOP NOW:

Promotion period: November 21-28, 2016
* Discounted items/bundles available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, starter kit, and online).
* You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately.
* Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends.
* There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price.
* Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
Discounts range from 10-40%. Note: While some retiring holiday products may be discounted during the retiring list promotion in December, no discounts will be greater than the discounts being offered during Online Extravaganza.
During Online Extravaganza, a selection of past Paper Pumpkin kits and refill kits will be available to both subscribers and non-subscribers.
* Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales.
* The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 21 and runs
through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.
* The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28 and
runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Create and Sparkle for FREE!

Join Us FOR FREE to Create and Connect over Sparkling Christmas Cards Tomorrow!  We will be having fun as we create and connect over these stunningly sparkling handmade Christmas Cards at our Sparkling Christmas Crafternoon from 1:30-3:30pm.  Each card is going to WOW those who see it.  Hurry and RSVP.. and take the class for FREE*!!

Create some FUN and Sparkle for FREE.. Shop ONLINE and SAVE up to 40% OFF, Take Home FREE Rhinestones or Pearls and take this Sparkling Christmas Card Making Class FOR FREE* (*with a minimum purchase)!

Squeeeeee - SAVINGS!!
Save Up to 40% and enjoy FREE Rhinestones, Pearls and Crafting!!

Create and Connect TOMORROW - Wow people with your amazing skills (no experience necessary - novice to pro will have fun!).
$15 or FREE with a Minimum Purchase!
Soldiers.. we'll be creating 65 Soldier Goody Bags to send to actively deployed soldiers.  Please RSVP Join Us for our Creative Connections Card Making Class and Dinner (a bonus and second class this Saturday) as we send care packages to those who serve and protect!

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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