Monday, January 31, 2011
I'm off and going - I was excited to see the results of my Simply Adorned Necklace after removing the white ribbon and using our Ebony lace ribbon from our Holiday Mini... it really POPS and is a classier look, eh??
Newsprint Designer Series Paper and 'Be My Valentine' stamp - both - from the Occasions Mini. I tore the bottom of the Vanilla and First Edition and flicked it into Cherry Cobbler... I then stamped with our One of a Kind stamp set that retired.. the flower in this stamp set is so close to the flowers in the Be My Valentine stamp.. I ran the Black, Vanilla and Newsprint thru the Damask texture plate to simulate the pattern on the stamp... the results:
Monday, January 24, 2011
I Love the individuality of each card and the maker who created it!!
Saturday, January 22, 2011
MY results sit on tip ofd the card... I LOVE this Sale A Bration Stamp set (Bliss) and how it's FREE to my customers if they want.. sigh...
Instead of cutting out a butterfly... I liked stamping the Bliss in Chocolate Chip and using the Pretty In Pink as an accent on top of the Crumb Cake base, the Chocolate Chip ink... I stamped the butterfly in Pretty In Pink behind for that subtle effect...
An AMAZING stamp set... don't you think?? Really - it goes to show how a great set makes making a card easy!! Elements of Style is a vintage but classy stamp set.. sigh.... HERE with Perfect Plum paper n ink, Very Vanilla paper and Elegant Eggplant ribbon... it's an easy set to play with... hard to 'mess up'! I didn't care for the word stamp that I used w/ this.. didn't fit what I was looking for... hmmm...
My prego tummy pushed them about as I snuck behind them to help... but with a smile.. they made this an amazing day!! Their hard work was fun to watch.. makes me feel blessed to see our NEXT Generation reaching out to those in need... wow!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
5 Years of Stampin' Love and History... just a start on where I plan on going!! Join in on the FUN... look for my NEXT event... or Join My Team... either way - you are sure to have a blast!!
Monday, January 17, 2011
ANNOUNCING THE SALE-A-BRATION STARTER KIT DEAL!
How would you like to enjoy Stampin' Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits? With the launch of the Sale-A-Bration promotion on Jan. 25,Stampin' Up! is offering a special Starter Kit to tempt you.
Choose either the Standard Starter Kit or Digital Starter Kit and save $15% ($148.75)
PLUS: get the following bonus bundle FREE (a $50 value).
Item # Description
120806 Something Special Simply Sent (or any Simply Sent) p. 183 IBC
117114 Live, Laugh Love stamp (or any Simply Sent Stamp) p. 183 IBC
121620 Color Coach p. 165 IBC
Fill Your Wish List! Imagine this! Save 30% on your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days), plus earn hostess rewards plus receive a minimum of three Sale-A-Bration gifts (1 for every $50 in product purchased).
Take a Demo Test Drive! Enjoy Stampin' Up! Demonstrator discounts and benefits through June 30, 2011 with NO further to sell or purchase any products beyond the starter kit.
If you wish to extend your demonstrator status for the following quarter (July through September), you would be required to have $300 in product sales (including your own orders). There's no penalty to drop.
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Friday, January 14, 2011
My daughter is Bff's with her little sister Jordyn.. and we had Jordyn (who's four and a half) over for a play date so that Mom and Haley had one less thing to worry about. Jordyn wanted to make a card for her big sister... we picked out papers and our amazing new stamp set, from our Occasions Mini, Build A Blossom and our Blossom Petals Punch... This is what we came up with:
Thursday, January 13, 2011
With our great Paper - Greenhouse Gala, Daffodil Delight and Very Vanilla... our amazing markers that paint on color... the new stamp set Take A Spin and our Game Spinner Hands (from our Occasions Mini).. it's an easy and fun card for a teen! I like the Real Red ribbon tied on top... like a lil present.. awww.
On to those who are Older... My Father-In-Law just turned 77 on Jan. 6th.. being that he's getting older... I couldn't resist this aged card.. lol...
Our Not Quite Navy cardstock, our amazing Newsprint designer series paper has this great Map on it... being that my FIL is from Italy.. I try to tie the international flavor in.. I aged it with our Log Cabin shimmer spray... Embossing the term 'Not just a year older, but a year better.' from our Bring on the Cake stamp set (from our Occasions Mini)... in gold (adding a little elegance to it) and our twine... it created this fun, easy, masculine, 'older' card that he enjoyed.
Celebrating with Family and Friends and giving handmade cards is one of the highlights of my hobby/passion/past time/business... sigh... a good start to a New Year.
What Others are SAYING about Gettin' Crafty Stampin'...
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