Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sweet Summer Card Making Class

Wrap up the end of the Summer with this Sweet Summer Card Making Crafternoon class (say that five times fast -eek!).  This Saturday is PACKED with fun (and savings) - Join Us and create while connecting over card making.
Three fun crafty events, one day!
Come this Saturday and:
Load up your bags from our Retired Table (many gently used or new stamp sets, inks, crafting tools, papers, card stocks and more that load up 7 tables!).  Score these items for FREE when you shop in the Catalog and Idea Book, Upcoming Holiday Catalog (yes, shop inside of the upcoming and stunning Holiday Catalog - before it's out!!).  RSVP so I know to expect you at this sale from 11am - 1pm.
Create four stunning summer inspired cards that are sure to WOW.  These sweet cards embody the beauty of this summer season. Four fun cards for only $15.  1:30~3:30pm - RSVP so you'll have cards waiting for you for this fun event.
This fun card making class will create four more cards, cover the fun we have as Demonstrators, THIS month we'll be voting on the Chopped Creative Challenge - come and cast YOUR Vote for the Winner.  All of the cards created in this challenge will go to soldiers in active duty.  This class includes a yummy dinner - so RSVP for the cards, connecting and dinner from 3:30pm ~ 7:30pm.
Happy Crafting - I hope to see YOU this weekend!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

National Waffle Day

What a wonderful day to celebrate!  Happy National Watermelon Day!!  One of my very favorite foods (lol) I couldn't resist combining it into my passion for crafting and card making.  Finding fun reasons to celebrate is my way to leave a legacy of love for my children and joy even in the regular things.  Join us and create while connecting over card making at our fun crafting classes.
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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!! 

No matter how you like it, this is one fun and sweet handmade card.  When my kids saw the fun strawberries on this punch-art card, they wondered 'Where is the whipped cream?!?!' and here it is!  

Create this tasty card by:
~ With a square card, like this 4"x4" card in Crumb Cake card stock create a 4" x 4" additional top/piece.
~ Die-Cut these cute ruffled squares with the new (and awesome) Layering Squares framelits on the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Magnetic Platform.
~ Sponge the squares and edges with Crumb Cake ink and the Stamping Sponges.
~  Layer over the card base with our Stampin' Dimensional adhesive.
~ Cut these sweet strawberries out with Paper Snips from the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and layer over the 'waffle' with Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive.
~ Create the 'whipped cream' with our White Organza Ribbon and Fast Fuse adhesive - simply run a line across one side of the ribbon, fold it and adhere it to the card around the strawberries.


~  Ask ME how YOU can get the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machinefor FREE or 1/2 OFF!!  With a full collection from the one of the best catalogs in ages - you can be the first to enjoy the awesomeness and score the FREE Items when you book a Private Class with me!  Score the BEST Deal of $125 for only $99 and FREE Shipping when you take the starter kit home - a kit YOU Pick!!  ~
What a sweet and tasty handcrafted card that is sure to be a calorie-free but love-filled way to cheer someone's day.
This is how we roll, gluten free waffles for dinner! 
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I do love this pocket-filled treat and handmade card.  Enjoy this delicious holiday and this hand-crafted card is perfect any time of year!  Tonight we are enjoying our gluten-free waffles with delicious strawberries - yumm!  What do you celebrate?  Have fun with it.  Happy National Waffle Day - from our home to yours!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Massive BOGO Sale THIS Saturday!

Come, Create, Connect, SHOP, SAVE, Be Spoiled!  This is my Customer Appreciation Event where I will have a fun day of crafting, chocolate fountain, two card making classes, and I'm selling off my Retired Items (many brand new or gently used!)  Filler 'er Up!!  Grab Your Bag and Fill 'Er Up!!  Shop from my 7 ~ 6' long tables LOADED with Stamp Sets, Papers, Inks, Big Shot and Crafting Tools, Die-Cuts and more!!  One Day ONLY!

Join Us June 11th from 3:30-6pm to Shop, Double Your Dollars and Create!!  Click here to RSVP: 

BOGO SALE & BONUS CARD MAKING CLASS!

August 27th 11am ~ 1pm
This may be the best NEW Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up! in ages. Come, See, Create, Connect and SAVE!! 

My BOGO (Buy One Get One) Sale will occur on August 27th!

Stamper's 10 Club Members will have FIRST Peak and Early Shopping. DOUBLE Your Dollars at the Awesome BOGO Sale!

RSVP and Join the Sweet Summer Crafternoon and following Creative Connections Class & Dinner - Two Classes, Massive Savings, One Big Day! Receive the NEW Holiday Catalog and YES - Order all of the New stamp sets, papers, inks and more!  Door Prizes!  
~ Bring a friend - you both receive a ticket in the drawings, 
~ Join the Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family and receive two tickets in the drawing and 
~  Spend over $100 and receive a ticket in the drawing!

Please RSVP with me ASAP.  Shop in-person or online with me and I’m willing to pick a sample kit from our BOGO Table on all orders of $50 and over – you just pay the shipping!  Use this Hostess Code at Check Out:  VEKX6NZB and Paypal me via the Friends and family and I’ll pick YOU a box and ship it flat rate (I’ll message you the info before I do so so yo know the cost and paypal me the correct amount or arrange to pick-up at my home-studio – just mark that It’s OK for me to contact you if you shop online or I can’t see who’s ordering).









Vintage butterfly wishes hand-stamped card

When someone makes a difference in your life, show them that you care and appreciate it.  A pretty, vintage, hand-stamped card is just the fix!  Create and deliver some love with this fun masked handmade card.  We had fun creating this at a recent card making class, join us!
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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!! 
Layers.. create a layer for this card and rough the edges with our Paper Snips to create an extra vintage look.
Deliver some butterfly love by:
~ Create a mask with our 2" Circle Punch and a piece of large sticky note paper (make sure to punch through two pieces of paper and along the sticky side for best results).
~  Stamp the Hardwood background stamp in Chocolate Chip ink so that this circle appears (like magic).
~ Stamp the beautiful, vintage butterfly and saying with Chocolate Chip ink pad.
~  Stamp the butterfly again on Very Vanilla card stock.
~ Water color in with the Tangerine Tango ink pad and Aqua Painters.  Cut out with the Paper Snips.
~ Rough the edges of this layered Crumb Cake stamped card stock with the insides of the Paper Snips. 
~ Tie a bow with the Linen Thread.
~  Layer over the Crumb Cake card stock with a Stampin' Dimensional adhesive.

Continue the love.  Stamping the inside and using the same water coloring look is so easy and pretty.  I'm often asked if I stamp the inside and yes, I do but about half of the time.  I often create a blank inside and give myself a larger area to write.  I love that it's so pretty, cohesive looking and elegant while easy to do.
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I'm so blessed to have key people in my life who would be there for me in a heartbeat.  I couldn't help but send this hand-crafted card for one of those very people.  A handmade card is a great way to show that you care, leave a legacy of love and your written word (that continues on and on).  Create and connect over card making at our fun crafting classes.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Your invited to the club!

Here is YOUR Invitation!!
You are invited to join the fun. 
Come and try our (oh-so much fun) Stamper's 10 Club Class.  This is a free monthly gathering where we create stunning cards, learn new techniques, while we connect and create over card making.
You are welcome to come and try out this class - Free with a minimum purchase.  If you decide to join the club (in-person or to-go/virtually) you'll enjoy a series of classes each month FOR FREE.  With exclusive video tutorials, techniques to wow, connecting with an amazing bunch of ladies, Privileges (you are invited to play with stamp sets before they are out, see catalogs early, free products, gifts, free admittance and early to our amazing BOGO Sales - one coming up on Aug 27th!! - The awesomeness is limitless!!)

Technique Series.. this is the awesome series we are doing in our Stamper's 10 Club Classes only!  Creating stunning handmade cards, a technique book, recipe cards, exclusive video tutorials and more.  
Take time to create and connect while card making in this series of Free card making classes!

CLICK HERE for more information on the Stamper's 10 Club Class.  Come try us and see what all of the fun is about.  CLICK HERE to RSVP on my calendar so we will have the fun projects for you to create and you can choose - this Saturday or Sunday at 2:30pm.
Then BOOK MARK August 27th and our MASSIVE BOGO Sale (Buy One, Get One FREE) with over 6 tables PACKED with Stamp Sets, Papers, Inks, Crafting Tools and MORE! Score MASSIVE Savings, new Stamp sets, Order from the NEW and Not-Yet-Released Holiday Catalog (and our Year Long Idea Book and Catalog). 

~  Stay for the the Sweet Summer Card Making Class that follows.  4 Sweet and Juicy hand-crafted cards that embody a fun summer $15 an it's Aug 27th, 1:30-3:30pm.  ~  Consider making a day of it, join our Creative Connections BONUS Card Class (same day 3:30-7:30 pm) and see the Creative Card Making version of "Chopped" and VOTE for a Winner, Create and Have a delicious dinner - while having a blast and connecting with others over card making.

Every Dollar you spend will be doubled on our BOGO Tables, and every dollar helps me to earn the trip to Thailand for my husband and I.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Motorcycles and birthday wishes hand-stamped card

Vroom, vroom.. I'm a girl who loves motorcycles.  I always have.  My mom was a Harley chick even.  My husband is Italian and dreams of a Vespa while I dream of Harleys - lol.  We had fun creating this pretty sunset ride handcrafted card at a recent card making class.  Join Us and create while we connect over card making.
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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!! 
Today I had the most wonderful lunch and crafting session with a dear lady named Ina.  We discussed this very technique with her beloved granddaughter (who's my daughter's age).  Water-coloring is just so much fun, forgiving, easy and yet creates a dynamic result.  

This card is fun and easy to create:
~ Punch with the 2" circle punch a piece of sticky-note (making sure the adhesive part is part of the punched circle).  
~ Stamp this awesome motorcycle in the Black Archival ink pad on the Watercolor paper*.
~ Cover partially with the punched sticky circle creating a masked moon/sun.
~ While closed, squeeze the Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Old Olive ink pads to create a palate of ink.
~ Using the Aqua Painter to paint this sunset/sunrise over the stamped motorcycle (the circle will help create the moon/sun image).  
~ Layer the watercolor paper (*it's thicker and has more texture so you need to push a bit harder when stamping on it) over the black card stock.
~ Stamp this sentiment on the Pumpkin Pie card stock with the Black Archival ink pad.
~ Adhere this framed looking handcrafted image.
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Creating and connecting over card making and then again when you deliver your handmade wishes is the beauty of a hand-crafted gift like this.  No matter what you ride, dream of or not - you can have fun delivering personalized wishes to those in your life.  This water-colored hand-stamped card was simple but fun to create and it is beautiful while masculine.  Join us and create and connect with others over card making at our fun crafting classes, we'd love to have you!

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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