Saturday, January 26, 2013

Refined Wishes

Do you have friends in your life who are refined?
Drink only the finest drinks
(no fruit on the side of those cups, baby, and NO plastic cups - lol)
Wear the most elegant of clothes and have a fabulous shoe collection?
Who's nails are always done...
Who's hair is always shiny (like a shampoo commercial?!?!)...

Me Toooooo!!!! lol...

Having such amazing friends in my life inspires me to look even better...

To switch out my yoga pants and flip flops for
Dark Washed Denim and stylish boots or flats...
To pull that pony tail out and BRUSH my hair... lol (or wash my hair?!?!)

OK so I couldn't resist when a dear friend who screams elegance and grace from the inside out had a birthday
I whipped out My Digital Studio and created a card for her!!
 
 
Isn't My Digital Studio just sooooo amazing?!?!
With the thought 'damask' running thru my head
I started with this square card.
Selecting a Designer Series Paper was next. 
I'd wanted to go Black, Grey and White but...
after seeing this paper.. I couldn't change my base!
Adding this stamped image in our retired Close to Cocoa colored ink I had the feel of a lovely damask print.
 
Satin - I was tempted by the crochet ribbon but decided that for a classy dame like my girlfriend, she deserved something refined - like satin! 
Chocolate Chip colored satin ribbon can easily be moved and re sized with our MDS2!!
 
Rosette's (aka Lollies!!) are NOW available on our MDS.. (yeah!!)
and I selected the Crumb Cake Rosette/Lolly for a fun embellishment! 
Topping it off with an Antique Brad that had the feel of the stamps and patterned paper. 
(Don't you just LOVE how realistic it is?!?! 
Nothing 'digital' looking or cartoony - just lovely!)
 
I LOVE posting MDS cards to people's facebook pages on their bdays!  It's great as most people don't get more than wishes - adding a card makes me stand out from the crowd (it's all about me, in the end, isn't it - lol)
 
Grab YOUR Computer and Down-Load for FREE
(30 day trial that you have to purchase before it'll charge you!!)
our My Digital Studio!!
Try it out!!
See a little more on MDS2 HERE:
 
 
I teach classes, but there are also FREE Lessons online
(I take them and learn techniques all the time
~ thanks Stampin' Up! for such great lessons!)
Schedule a time to bring your laptop over, use my WiFi and we'll play together!
Create greatness and digitally send it to friends and family
(kids to adults, invites to cards and scrapbooks or calendars
~ send it via email, facebook, twitter, etc.)
or PRINT your creations on your computer
or the low-cost printing services from Stampin' Up! (they ship them to your door!) or even your local picture printing place!
 
Want to see a project? 
Let me know by leaving me a comment
~ I may just make it for YOU!
 
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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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