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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Colorful Inspirations

I was blessed to create a card session for our Women's Retreat up in the mountains....
 
Getting away is a rare treat... getting away with out the responsibilities of our families, cooking, cleaning, etc... that's a miracle!  I wanted to create something fun, memorable, and as special and bright as the ladies I'm blessed to grow and walk through life with...
HERE is my creation... and what do you think? (leave me a comment and let me know...)
Inspired by a sweet scrapbook page that I couldn't resist pinning this page and transferring it to a card!

One of my favorite tools is the Color Coach!  It shows me fun combos to pull together while looking amazing and coordinated (shhh, I even use it in my wardrobe for inspiration... lol).  It pulled Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise together and the monochromatic sibling of Pretty In Pink for the Melon Mambo.
Layering this combo is easy...  Embossing with Clear embossing powder (#109130) and my Heat Tool (#129053) and Versa Mark pad (#102283) the Swallowtail stamp (#129216) on our First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper (#121878).
 
Brayer the lightest to the darkest color... I started with Daffodil Delight ink (126944) then built up with Pretty In Pink* ink (#126955) then topped it off with Melon Mambo ink (#126948).  *Pretty In Pink is going away!  All the coordinating Papers, Inks, Accessories and more are going away...
Rub it... Yes, grab a napkin, sponge or baby wipe and rub the embossed section so that the ink that rests on top comes off of the gloss.  The pattern of type pops through even more and the edges of the embossed paper curls when it has absorbed ink and the baby wipes added some additional moisture.  Liking the curled look I added a elements under and over the image and left room around the edges, adhering the butterfly paper on with Stampin' Dimensional adhesive to raise the dimension.


Tucking a Tempting Turquoise 2-1/2" x 3-3/4" cut card stock under adds additional dimension.
The Bitty Butterfly punch (#129406) and Tempting Turquoise card stock (#102067) create fun little dancing butterflies.  They float above the project with the use of our Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive (#104430).
Come Play Along.... Word Play greeting stamp set (#120308) is a fun way to deliver soooo many greetings!  I love that it gave the ladies some variety to play with their sentiments... variety isss the spice of life, they say..
 
With such a wonderful group of ladies, tons of fun, laughter, nature and hikes, zip lining, canoeing, archery, worship and inspirational challenges... I'm blessed to have lead some card making time with 20+ women! 
 
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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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