Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My life... Crafting Interrupted

My life.. I am blessed beyond measure.  No words for my amazing blessings that The Lord God has given me.  My family, my friends, my passion for people, teaching, crafting and business.  I have it all (and then some).  Lately it's been busier than ever, join me for a moment as I share... 
We had an amazing week up in Big Bear Lake, CA.  My crafting pays for our family vacations and I'm so blessed that it does.  I adore our time on the lake.. I've even opened it to my crafting friends and family with an upcoming crafting retreat!

When we returned home.. my wheels were spinning at FULL SPEED from the moment we arrived home with a car full of home decor (as one of my favorite store in Big Bear Village was closing - booo!), kids, toys, and our week's worth of living.
Crafting.. it is good for my soul.  We arrived home on Friday.  I attended a Women's Movie Night that evening and came home d-o-n-e, lol. 

So much of our lives are changing this year.. we are excited to start a new chapter in our life for schooling and Saturday I was in meetings on this new and awesome venture.

Running home I couldn't wait for my crafting sisters to come and join me.  We had two amazing card making classes in one day and it was a blessing beyond measure!  I love my Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Stampers and my Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family, I don't know how I could make it through life with out their love, support, laughter and crafting!
This girl loves her animals - lol... My beloved girl is always by my side, she's convinced she's my other daughter and believes she should still be able to sit on my lap!  

I'm a farm girl at heart.  We expanded our family with two more kids this weekend and couldn't be more excited!!
Squee!!  My world is a happy place in so many ways!  Meet our new Nigerian Dwarf Goats.  We are in love and so blessed by these girls.  Living in an equestrian neighborhood, joining 4H and taking on this new aspect to our lives.. These girls have taken over my life in the past few days as we set up, brought home and ran errands to bring home all of the items they will need.
Doctors can be a scary thing.  My heart hurts.  17 months ago my kids and I had to slam on our breaks for someone who cut off one freeway just to jump ahead onto another.  The lady behind didn't.  Hitting us at full speed when we were at a full stop, we saved the person who 'cut in line' but were hurt.  

Pain.. it's so hard.  I can stand so much but watching my kids hurt, cuts me deep.  They have a great Neuro and today he had them each taking an EEG test, meeting us, reviewing results... sigh.  4 hours in his office and the results are in some ways scary and the lack of knowing exactly what is causing some of the pain.  We have more visits on the horizon.  I hate that.  I love this doctor, have hope and am on my knees in prayer for His provision.

OK, So I'm sharing.  I'm not big on sharing deep.  I'm doing it because I know, if you - like me - have a heart that is massive (and crafters do!) you'll join us in prayer for His provision and healing.  

I also want to encourage you.  I know of friends who are going through so much more.  From Alzheimer, Cancer, loss of loved ones recently and on the horizon... it's so hard.  When your world changes, jobs lost, moving happens, sickness, new life and loss.... I know that when I turn to God I'm given grace, hope, joy and peace. 
If you aren't where I am, I hope that you can find hope in this world... Take time to create and connect with others - it is such a blessing to my soul.  

Tomorrow I am hopping into one of my favorite class series at our local Parks and Rec classes (this one is Wednesday evenings at the Goebel Center).  I can't wait for Friday's 20 Card Thoughtful Banners class!  

Tomorrow I will wake to my beloved children, my four legged babies and living in a beautiful community filled with amazing people.  I am blessed by YOUR love and support.  Come, join us and create beauty while we connect and have fun at our card making classes.

Crafting Hugs and Stamping Blessings,
Jamie AR Albanese

Friday, June 24, 2016

Thoughtful Banners Class

Create and WOW with this 20 Card Making Class PLUS Own the Stamp Set or Bundle of  Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set and Banners Punch.

This class needs RSVP's early to secure all of the supplies needed.  
Class is July 1st 6:30-9:30pm
Create 20 hand-crafted cards (4 of 5 designs) in One Fun-Filled Night! 

This card making class includes the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  SAVE when you add the coordinating Duet Banner Punch in this Bundled Price.

RSVP Below and Pick Your Options.. 
~  Stamp Set alone
~In-Person or 

Don't forget your adhesives or purchase from the adhesive bar.  Envelopes not included.

These cards are NOT The Final Designs.. Just an Idea of the type of hand-stamped cards we will be creating. 

RSVP when you Pre-Pay below:

20 Celebrations Cards 4 of 5 Designs - + Suite Sayings Stamp Set

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Baby wipes and ink refills hand-crafted cards

Creating... I just love taking time to create and connect with others.  Every hand-crafted card I send reminds me of my Nanna who left her legacy of love in her actions and words.  I've kept every card and letter, I think.  To continue her path I try to write and leave behind encouragement, faith and love.  With my many card making classes each month I am blessed to connect with others as we continue on.  Our Stamper's 10 Club Class is a fun weekend each month with a free class for it's members.
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**  SHOP 24/7 with me while Earning BONUS Frequent Buyer Points!!   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!! 
This fun Baby Wipe and Ink Refills technique is sure to wow.  Add pops of gold with the embossing powder and Gold Glimmer paper.  I also love this technique on our Shimmer White paper for additional sparkle. 
Custom tie-dyed ink pad.. oh yes, please!  With a solid image like this Definitely Dahlia background stamp - this technique is sure to WOW and is so easy.  Our Technique Series is exclusive to Stamper's 10 Club Members and we have so much fun!  
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Create and embrace COLOR!  I LOVE our ReInkers (aka Ink Refills) and the versatility of using them (besides how easily they re-ink our awesome ink pads!).  We have so much fun with WOW techniques - come join us and see why the Stamper's 10 Club Class is so much fun!  Deliver some love and leave your written word behind - social media goes away.. a hand-written letter or card is a legacy gift that can live on beyond you.
Stamping hugs ~ Jamie

Summer fun CardMaking

You Are Invited!!
Join Us to create and connect over card making and FUN - this upcoming Saturday, June 25th for the Summer Fun Card Making Crafternoon!  These Summer themed cards are perfect for a fun crafting escape that you can deliver to others, continuing the blessings.
One FUN Filled Crafting Day!  Four Fun Filled Cards waiting for YOU to join us in creating!!
It's easy and fun to create - it is extra sweet to get the class for free with a minimum purchase!  Enjoy this creative get-away and the Chocolate Fountain and our famous BBQ Popcorn!

Join us for the Summer Fun Crafternoon and stay for the Creative Connections card making class (creating four more cards to deliver blessings with) and dinner!  Save when you take BOTH Classes, and yes - we provide dinner (yummmm)!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Massive Savings..

Creating on a Savings... 
There are some amazing savings RIGHT NOW with Stampin' Up!  Shop and save - massive!

See me LIVE as we discussed all the wonderful savings and goodies!
I hope that you enjoyed this Video. Don't forget to Sign Up and Follow my Gettin' Crafty Stampin' YouTube Channel.

Load Up Your Cart.. if your wish list is a bit long, like mine, take a savings on the full cart!  The best deal is to load your cart to $125 in any product that you want and pick it for ONLY $99 and Free Shipping with our Starter Kit, they also include a bonus Free My Paper Pumpkin kit, wow. 
Then a BONUS in June is that Stampin' Up! is also offering ANY TWO Stamp Sets as a BONUS During June - For FREE!!  (That can be about $100 if you pick the bigger stamp sets - wow!!).

Join the Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family with the Starter Kit and receive MORE!  
~  First all who are active members will Save $25 OFF of the upcoming Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Retreat on Big Bear Lake in September 16~18th.
~  Second score the most amazing family of crafters who are funny, loving, supportive and awesome!
~ Third you get ME - I can help you secure the best deal for your money, offer training, support, laughter and friendship.
~ Fourth - we have a monthly Creative Connections card making class and dinner.  With raffles, training and more - you'll have fun, connect with others and creating cards and fun projects. 

SAVE - These awesome crafting supplies are available at up to 60% OFF!!  Great as gifts for crafters or just a self-gift (lol, so you know exactly what you want to receive).  

Remember that you can save on all of your crafting supplies a minimum 20% when you use your discount that is associated with the Starter Kit.  I love the bonus 10-15% in Free Hostess dollars on top of the discount!  
Questions?  Let me know!
Message me on Facebook or Email me at Jamie@GettinCraftyStampin.com 

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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