Friday, June 23, 2017

Marriage is a Journey hand made card

I have many adopted family members, those that are friends who are like family.  Recently a dear "adopted" niece Nicole became engaged to the man she has loved for the past three + years.  I was honored to attend her Bridal Shower and celebrate the next step in her life. 
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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!! 
My girl, she's a beach loving, surfing, strong yet gentle, photographer and so so so much more.  So for my angel girl (who's taken our family photos for the past 8 years) I wanted a clean, elegant, sparkling, warm but beachy cool hand made wedding card.
~  Starting with the Pool Party card stock base and a piece at 4" x 5-1/4".  
~  Die cut the smaller piece with the Flourishing Thinlit flowered vine.  
~  Adhere the Copper Foil sheet to the card base.
~  Prep the die-cut piece with the Embossing Buddy across the top of the die-cut piece. 
~  Stamp the Marriage is a Journey greeting from the Flourishing Phrases coordinating stamp set in Versa Mark ink pad.
~  Cover with Copper Embossing Powder and heat set with our Heat Tool.
~ Adhere the stamped and heat embossed top die-cut piece to the copper foil with Stampin' Dimensional adhesive.
~  With rolled glue dots adhere the inside die-cut flowering vine (after you removed the bits and pieces).  
~  This creates a lower intricate vine over the Copper Foil with the raised top piece and the texture of the raised words in Copper.
~  Apply our adhesive backed Gold Faceted Gems to the card for a dash of sparkle.  
This girl.  She's a rock to all around her, sees the world in a beautiful way and loves on my children and us.  I'm calling her my niece.  I love her family but this girl... she's a genuine jewel in a dark world.  Her fiance is a wise man, he loves on her, adores her, honors her and works by her side to make the world more beautiful.
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Marriage is a journey.  This handmade wedding card is so perfect for my girl.  Creating is a great way to personalize your gifts, hand-stamped cards and life.  I hope you enjoyed this snippet of our life and loved ones.. Join us and take time to create and connect over card making.  Celebrate life and the wonderful moments of those around you, all with a handcrafted card.  

Thursday, June 22, 2017

To a Classic hand made card

I'm going to tell you about a friend of mine.  Pete Phillips.  He's a man with great taste in women (I love his wife and daughter!) and cars... he drives a great 1950 (something) Chevy with white and teal panels.. sigh.  He's also a man who's poured love and education into thousands of kids.  As Pete was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award and he Retired from teaching.  
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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!! 
Creating something cool... so easy to do.  

~ Stamp this image on Very Vanilla and Soft Sky card stocks with Early Espresso ink* (*See techniques below). 
~  Heat Set with the Heat Tool.
~  Color in the car with Soft Sky ink pad and Aqua Painters.
~  Fussy Cut the car (cut out) with our Paper Snips.
~  Adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals to this STUNNING Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper (see this Paper Share and Grab your OWN at a SAVINGS!!). The GOLD is so delicious, isn't it??

Masking... Note that the last word 'me' is left off.. when I inked this image in the Early Espresso ink pad, I placed the backing for a Stampin' Dimensional on the 'me' to cover it.  With Pete being the Teacher of the Year and over 30 years as a teacher, I just know he's impacted the lives of so many...  a simple trick makes this card perfect!

Heat Embossing:  I prepped my card stock with the Embossing Buddy to prepare the surface.  Stamped the images and sayings in Early Espresso ink.  QUICKLY apply Clear Embossing Powder, heat set with our Heat Tool for a shiny raised surface!  Easy Peasy (but move fast, before the ink dries) I usually use Versa Mark so this was a great alternate.
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Celebrating a man who's a classic... our friend Pete is just that.  He's given so much to so many.. this is HIS Time!  I'm blessed to call him my friend.  I'm also honored to join in his Celebrations.  A hand made card is a small way to join in the celebrations of your friends and family.  Join us to Create and Connect at our Card Making Classes.

Summer Stay-Cation


July 1 TWO Events ONE Day!


Come enjoy BBQ while we Create 6 handmade cards (3 for soldiers, 3 to keep).  Gifts for all who attend, Fairy Shimmers will be here $15 for 6 Strands and more Fun!
$20 with Fundraiser going to Support The Troops Deployed with prep for our Christmas Packages and MORE!

July 1st ~ Early Bird Pricing for the Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Retreat ENDS!  
Secure YOUR Spot with a Deposit and SAVE $20.  Balance due Aug 19th.

~  Stampers 10 Club Class 2:30pm – 3:30pm This class is FREE For Club Members (Try it out and join the fun!)

~   July 21st  DAISIES!!  6:30-9:30pm  Create 20 Daisy Themed Cards in ONE Evening.  Pick your class option, best deal incl. bundle of stamp set &  punch.

~  July 29  Two Classes, ONE DAY!
~  Christmas in July
~  4 Christmas Themed Cards to Cool Down Your SUMMER!  $15 or FREE with min. purchase.  1:30-3:30pm
~  Creative Connections Class & Dinner 3:30-7:30pm
Fun Challenges, 4 bonus hand made cards, DINNER, Fun and More!  $20


~  August 4 6:30-9:30pm
Message in a Bottle 20 card making class
Pick your option but OWN the Message in a Bottle stamp set for this great collection of 20 handmade cards in one night!

~  August 5th – CHRISTMAS CLUB
Join this ONCE A MONTH Club Class as we Create 20 handmade Holiday Cards each month before the holidays arrive! 
~ August 19th 2 Card Classes 1 Day
~  Under the Sea aqua themed card class 4 cards $15 or FREE w/min purch. 1:30pm-3:30pm
~  Creative Connections Class & Dinner
Bonus Class & Dinner, 4 more hand made cards $20  3:30-7:30pm

Gettin’ Crafty Stampin’ Retreat in Big Bear Lake!  Spots will be FILLING and FAST!  $75 *Deposit Due to hold your spots, Limited Discounted Suites, $225 for stampers $180 for Gettin’ Crafty Stampin’ Family  Sept 15-17th, Big Bear Lake, CA

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Soft Sayings card making with a view!

I'm sooo glad you can join me up in Big Bear Lake, CA.  Of course I brought some card making and crafting up with me on my vacation (lol).  See this amazing, new and oh-so-pretty Soft Sayings card making kit and stamp set.  Join me in this video tutorial from our Facebook.com/GettinCraftyStampin LIVE with this great kit!
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**  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!! 

Crafting with a view!  I can't wait for our upcoming Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Retreat at the lake (Sept 15-17, 2017).  This is our home away from home.  My crafting and card making business pays for our family vacations.  This is my honor to bless my family with this fun.
This oh-so-pretty hand made card came from our Soft Sayings All-Inclusive card making kit!  It's wrapped up so pretty, too.

Created from our Facebook.com/GettinCraftyStampin/ LIVE class each Monday... this Soft Sayings hand made card is sure to celebrate a special day!

I hope that you enjoyed this Video Tutorial. Don't forget to Sign Up and Follow my Gettin' Crafty Stampin' YouTube Channel.
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Wrapped up pretty, this is really a beautiful collection of hand made cards and it has a bonus Refill collection!  Grab your own or have me bring you and your friends a great Private Class with this kit!  Join us at our upcoming card making and crafting classes to create and connect.

Monday, June 19, 2017

100 Heroes for our Heroes Soldier Card Making BBQ Fundraiser

We have a passion for our Soldiers.  With veterans and moms/family of deployed soldiers in our Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family we are passionate about supporting these brave men and women who are protecting our freedoms.  We send handmade cards to our soldiers each month with care packages and Christmas packages and more.  We would love YOUR Help in Supporting the Soldiers at our upcoming 100 Heroes for our Heroes fundraiser.

Those deployed do so much for our freedoms here at home.  We've been asked by the troops for some kids cards, cards that they can send home to their children.  Nothing better than - SUPER HERO Cards!

We will be creating 6 hand made cards (2 of each three designs) with a Wonder Woman, Batman and Captain America handmade card you can keep and send! 
We love what we do and were so blessed to receive this award for our efforts.  With Michelle heading up our care packages, she is there to support their needs (including making a soldier her wedding invites with other members of our crafting family as a gift).

God Bless our Soldiers, their families and our veterans.  God Bless the USA!

Join us at this FUN event!  July 1st 11-2pm
This is a fun Family Event with:
~  3 Super Hero hand made cards to make 2 of each
~  BBQ Lunch
~  Goat Farm (w/ turkeys)
~  Maggie with Fairy Shimmers will be doing 6 Shimmers (making 12 in your hair) in hundreds of color options and donating towards our care packages.


Using this Hostess Code ( XJ49EVEN ) at Check Out and 20% of ALL Sales will go to support our Soldier Event!

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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