Saturday, July 25, 2009

Spot Light What Matter's Most























Hey gang... I love to stamp.. I love to learn new techniques often and try them out... Every Class I teach and workshop I do - I try to wrap my cards around a theme and that could be a technique, stamp set or color. Here I'm showing some fun cards, one of which I did for my Step-daughter's 20th Bday, and then used them at a workshop for a friend who loves our Bold Brights line and this technique promotes the sale of our amazing punches... see below my how-to... I"ll be doing a tutorial early this next week.

Technique: Spot Light

I used punches to highlight a portion of a page... so I stamped the image in one color and using our Color Wheel (one of my favorite tools) I highlighted in a coordinating color a part of that same image. In the Orange I used the coordinating blue to stamp and paper coordinate.. to tie in the butterfly and make it POP.



On the Yellow I highlighted the Single flower using our markers and our tag punches. That was a large workshop for punches and markers... and one of my favorite card styles to do. Yellow and Black is so sharp - very my style and reminds me of Jr. High clothes I wore - that are coming back (eek!) But it showed my daughter how she stands from the crowd... she loved it and the coordinating bag that I made for her gifts. (Bonus - these cards are quickies - perfect for a workshop, class or just getting a card done for someone special and ANYONE can do them.)

You try it... grab your color wheel and make the colors pop - try using colors that may not be your favorite - you may fall in love and not expect it!! Who said a card has to be complicated to be special - sometimes it's the simple moments/cards in life that you cherish the most.

HUGS gang ~ J
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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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