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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Caring for our Deployed Troops.. Soldier Care Packages

Join Us.. We Need YOUR Help!
Care Packages.... we are compiling 70! Care packages for our soldiers.... we support a Deployed troop and will be collecting:
Tea bags
Hot Chocolate
Individual wipes
Candy (hard candies)
Vitamin C packets
Granola bars
~ Bring any of hr items to our classes this Saturday...
~ Join Us on Sunday from 1-3pm for a FREE Holiday Cards we are making...
~ RSVP ASAP and Sign Up HERE

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Christmas Card Making Crafternoon

Last Call.. THIS Saturday is our 
Create and Connect over 
4 handmade Christmas Cards!  
Enjoy this class, For FREE, with a minimum order.

Stay and Create... 
Join our Creative Connections Class & Dinner
SAVE on Both Classes.
Do so for YOU and A Friend (or Family) and YOU BOTH Score FREE Gifts!

Enjoy a feast of creating and dinner with us... 
Two Card Making Classes
1:30 ~ 3:30 & 3:30~7:30pm
One Fabulous Day
Create and Connect over Card Making & Crafting

Monday, November 20, 2017

Cup of Christmas Cheer, coffee and cards

I am a mom of 6, homeschooling my youngest four along side of our goat farm... I am also fueled by Faith, Coffee and a Drive to Succeed.  Sooo our Coffee and Cards Wednesdays at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters is for me an escape, coffee, while connecting with my fellow crafting and coffee loving friends.  (Join Us some time!!)
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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!! 
When a 'C' or an '0' will do... this Capital C from the Large Letters thinlits and the Zero from the Numbers thinlits creates a handle - you need some C and more than just Coffee!  
~  Die-Cut the Coffee thinlits in the Big Shot using the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.
~  Adhere the Real Red C or Zero to the cup with Glue Dots.
~  Stamp the foam from the Coffee Cafe stamp set on Whisper White with Crumb Cake ink and fussy cut it out with our fabulous Paper Snips.
~  Adhere it together with the Stampin' Dimensionals adhesive.
~  Layer over the Merry Music Designer Series Paper in 3" x 4".
~  Score your Real Red card stock at 2" and 5-1/5" long ways on the Stampin' Trimmer.  Cut at 4-1/4" to create two cards.
~  Punch a notch in the 2" side with the 1" circle punch.
~  Adhere this into a pocket with the Tear Tape.
~  Stamp the saying from the Merry Cafe stamp set in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.

Add a sweet gift card and bless someone with a cup of cocoa, tea, coffee.. in this calorie free card!

I love that this is a gift and a card!!  With Gift Cards being the #1 gift given at holidays and celebrations.. this is an ideal way to give them something so that they can purchase exactly what they want.  

Created at a recent Coffee & Card Making this Cup of Christmas Cheer handmade gift card holder card is sure to add warmth to your day!
I hope that you enjoyed this Video Tutorial. Don't forget to Sign Up and Follow my Gettin' Crafty Stampin' YouTube Channel.
Join Me - we do Facebook.com/GettinCraftyStampin LIVES Each Monday and one Tuesday we create 4 cards in One Fun LIVE!  With a full  line-up of card making and crafting classes.. we have fun, crafting and connecting waiting for you!
What do you think??  Please Share Me and This with a Pin, Email, Facebook post, Tweet.. and Join Me with a follow on these avenues like Pinterest and YouTubeInstagram, LinkedIn and Foursquare! Get even MORE Gettin' Crafty Stampin' with our Exclusive Mailing List and it's many rewards!! 

Being creative is easy and fun with coordinating products like these!  My sister isn't a coffee drinker but I can send her a cup of tea when she isn't feeling well.. this is a great way to bless people of all walks in life.  I hope you enjoy this Cuppa love from me.. Join Us on Wednesdays at Ragamuffin or here on my blog... I'm blessed that you have!

New Years Eve Eve ~ Let's Celebrate!!

You are Invited... 
A lovely, bubbling, crafting escape
as we Celebrate the end of 2017 
(Where did the year go?!?!)
Join Us on Saturday, December 30th 
from 10am ~ 5pm for the 
Getting Crafty New Year's Eve Eve One Day Retreat!
(I can't say it twice fast, can you?!?! lol)

A FULL Day of Crafting will include:
~  Goody Bag
~  4 Full Crafting Classes of 4 cards in each* 
(16 NEW cards, New Stamp Sets, Papers, Accessories and MORE!!)
*from the New and Upcoming Occasions and Sale A Bration Catalogs released in January ~ YOU will have creations & can order before hand.
~  GIFTS!!  Pretty Gifts!!
~  BINGO and Raffle**
**Raffling off $300 in items INCLUDING a $125 FULL Stampin' Blends Collection!!*
**with minimum tickets sold
~  Delicious BBQ Lunch
~  Bubbly Drinks to celebrate with
~  Coffee, Tea and Cocoa Bar
~  BONUS Class Option for $15 more w/ Dinner

RSVP NOW for Early Bird Pricing before December 2nd
~ Massive Discount On ALL of your crafting supplies
~  BONUS Free Crafting LIVES
~  Challenges and Crafting FUN!
~  Discount on Crafting Retreats and more!
Don't forget to ADD ON the Creative Connections Class & Dinner!

Save TODAY...

We're having a sale!

Through November 26, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items. 
Deals end November 26 11:59 PM.
Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale

Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza. 
Because of the limited time urgency of this sale, this is a great opportunity for you to stock up on awesome stamps! CLICK HERE for a Printable List.

Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we are offering a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We will provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!
Let ME Send YOU A Gift!! 
EVERY Order YOU Place Using this Hostess Code, at check out, ( DZ7Z22YV )
 I will send you a collection of handmade cards... if you order $50 or more I will send you a package of embellishments!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Stamperatus ~ Secure YOURS Nov 16th!

It is ground breaking.  I literally yelled "Shut Up!" when Sarah, our CEO, demonstrated it (everyone at the Stampin' Up! OnStage laughed).  If you stamp, craft, create.. this is for you.  The ever popular stamping tools like this are LACKING in comparison to this amazing tool.  Stampin' Up! with Leader to Leader group of over 2,000 demonstrators spent TWO YEARS Designing this tool.  
It is a MUST HAVE!
Secure YOURS NOW - While Supplies LAST!
Perfect Placement EVERY TIME!
Using this amazing tool with Clear Mount Rubber or Photopolymer stamps, 2 and 3-Step Stamping, even four and more!
tO RESERVE NOW YOU MUST HAVE a On~Line Customer Account - pick me for your demonstrator (Jamie Albanese).  Act like you are establishing an order online and create a profile.  Reserve for the November 16-30, 2017 reservation window with delivery on or around February 1, 2018. The reservation window opens at 2:00 PM (MT) on November 16. While supplies last.
It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!
Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
I need product details!
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD


With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.
The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator and 1 tool per customer per reservation window. (Note: The Stamparatus is not a Cash-and-Carry item so I can not sell you one directly - you will have to reserve one and order it online.)
  • We may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
  • CLICK HERE for MORE Details to order as a Customer.

Getting Crafty Club

It has happened.. and YOU are welcome to jump into one of the Open Spots!!  Our Exclusive Getting Crafty Club has In~Person and Virtual Openings!!

I'd love to Invite YOU To Join US!
Try it out THIS Sunday at our 2:30pm class.
$15 or FREE when You JOIN Club and Place Your First Club Order.
What is the Getting Crafty Club? 
    •  Would you like an easy way to plan that Once-a-Month Girl's get away?
    • Would you and your crafting (or wish to be crafty) friends like to enjoy the benefits of hostessing a Stampin' Up!® workshop but you’re too busy or don’t want to clean your own house?
    • Would you LOVE to get more stamps without spending a lot of money?
    • Would you like to hostess a workshop, but don’t want to clean your own house?
    • Would YOU Like to Learn Fun and WOW Techniques - taking your crafting up a level or three?!?!
    What if I could promise you and your closest crafting friend's hostess benefits, an hour of laughter and fun every month, and a budget plan designed to help even the most ‘Strapped-for Cash’ stamper?
    Here’s how it works…
    The Club, a group of 10 ladies, meets every month for a minimum of 10 months (Second weekend of each month).  Each club member commits to a minimum order of $15 each month (Of course, you can order as much as you want.)  You all take turns being the hostess.  With 10 club members ordering $15, you are guaranteed at least a $150 "party" which gives the hostess of the month $20 in free product to pick out! 
    Technique Series:  We learn a fun and wow technique with each class.

    Exclusive Facebook Group:  The Getting Crafty Club is added to an Exclusive Facebook Group - each technique we do (in most cases) has TWO Versions created.  I provide a LIVE Tutorial on each technique exclusive to this group.  YOU score these as members of the club - a bonus area to go back to (as many times as you'd like).

    Virtual Option:  Order On~Line with the Hostess Code and YOU Will Score the Exclusive Virtual Tutorials.  Hostess Month YOU score the $20 Hostess Benefits Shopping Month will be yours and shipped to you after the club is closed out and orders received.  
    Bring a Friend!
    When YOU and Your Friend Join Us at our Getting Crafty Club You BOTH Pick 4 handmade cards from the card rack.
    When You (and/or your friend) JOIN the Getting Crafty Club You Pick A Prize from the basket!

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    OnStage FUN!

    I was Missing In Action a little the past week.. between sick kids and Boarding a Jet Plane to Salt Lake City, Utah.  With some of my Getting Crafty Family flew to join the Stampin' Up! OnStage!
    This is the start of Stampin' Up!'s 30th Anniversary.  Wow.  A company, now a days, that started with two moms and grew into an international, debt free, growing and supporting other men and women in owning their own businesses.

    I am approaching my 12th Anniversary with Stampin' Up! where I joined two weeks before having my daughter.  Where I had two more kids after that.  Where we moved, started over and grew - all with Stampin' Up! as part of the heart of our lives.
    With Michelle, Monique and I (Anita was missing from our picture) we had a blast learning and growing, seeing what is coming (and WOW is it amazing!!).  
    We are a family.  Getting Crafty Family is more than just a great discount, more than just an online and in-person group. We are friends and family.  Women and men who create together.  We have a blast and do it all while crafting!
    I kind of freaked out!
    I didn't know the awards coming my way until I opened my envelope.  I'm a mom, a wife, I homeschool our youngest four, we have a goat farm.  I also own my own business.  

    I walked the Stage for Leadership, Recruiting, Promotions, Earning Alaska, and Sales.  It was also announced that I earned some Elite and Amazing positions... 
    #4 in Recruiting for my stamping family.
    #114 in the United States of America (over 30,000 demonstrators).
    #214 out of the WORLD (over 45,000 demonstrators).
    #1 in the heart of my family (awwww).

    SWAG!!  We scored New Stamp Sets, Coffee Cup, Ribbons, Pins, Pens, Bags and MORE!
    Join Us!
    Our Getting Crafty Family is second to my own family.  We are blessed to be friends, live life and encourage one another and more.  
    We come from all walks of life, with Getting Crafty Family all over the USA and world (military wives!!).
    I could cry.
    I do what I can as a wife and mom, yet my house isn't clean and orderly (like I wish).
    I raise my kids and our pets while working to do the best I can... 
    Then Stampin' Up! rewards me by walking across the Leadership Stage!
    Yeah - soooo me but I couldn't help it!  I think I will jump next time - lol!
    We rocked the new Family Logo/Crest in newly designed shirts.  
    Because we sparkle.
    Because we rock!
    Over and over I heard my name called up - my crafting sisters hugging me... I may not see all the hard work I pour into our family but I can see the hard work and love come to life in my crafting business.  
    Happy 30th Anniversary Stampin' Up!  
    It is an honor to have joined you in your company as we Love what we do, Share what we love and Live it.. it has blessed my family and I beyond words.
    Because of my crafting business I am blessed to call these and so many others my family and friend.

    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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