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Monday, July 30, 2012

Sweet Poppy Day!

Watching the Olympic Opening Ceremonies I fell In Love with the stunning Poppies on display! Bright Red with dark black centers, sigh...

So for my class at the Borchard Center this past weekend I made this card from the inspiration... What do you think??

I used the (amazing, fun and easy) Color Coach to pick out a bright color palate. I used the Pumpkin Pie paper and stamped the Pleasant Poppies background stamp in Basic Black ink. Using the fine end of my Real Red Stampin' Write Marker to re-line the poppies with that POP of red! The great thing about the markers is the tips, two amazing tips with a paintbrush and a pen side. I used the smaller pen side to tie into the fine line of the Stamp.

The Decorative Label punch fit the smaller words on the Loving Thoughts greeting stamp. I used Stampin' Dimensional adhesive to allow the sentiment to stand on its own. The Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon really tied it all together!

I hope you enjoy this card and that it brightens your day! Blessings!
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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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