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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Birthday to ME!!

WHEW... when I looked at myself at 4pm today I wondered 'WHY??' 'Why am I so tired??'... then I decided to look at my last two weeks!!  EEEEK!! Needless to say, I live a blessed life... so here is a snippet of it for you.. I hope you have fun and join in - virtually - on our adventures!
 
So MONDAY, of this week was my birthday.  My kids were home for Spring Break the previous week where we had/did:
* Park Days * Crafting Fun * Passover Dinner * Beach Day * Visiting the San Buenaventura Mission *Good Friday with our Church family * Easter Saturday with my Italian in-laws (and some who are Italian but visiting from Australia) * Easter Sunday with myyyy family at the church my grandfather built over 85 years ago - still pastored by my family!! * My Birthday Monday of Santa Barbara road trip * Mexican Food (Lito's in Santa Barbara, CA - recommended by Guy Ferri of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and yes, it was delicious!!) * Santa Barbara Mission *Ice Cream at the Ventura Harbor * Pedi (sigh, yay) *the 6th Anniversary of my father's passing *My Aunt's birthday and today....
it was just my normal busy - lol!!
We live in Southern California... and I've been a Cali girl my whole life.  I love that we have this for our kids... trips with friends and family to beaches, local missions, and beautiful scenery. 
Nothing is much better, in my opinion, than family, Mexican food and Ice Cream!!  It's a Robison thing (my side of the family).  So celebrating this birthday was all about these very things - YAY!!  I ended the day with homemade lasagna my hubby and kids made while I went solo to get a pedicure - sigh.. yay!!

My MEEEE Time??  It's my crafting time (when I'm not having kid 'helpers', lol).  I'm blessed to love what I do and that it supports who I love.  Thank YOU for Supporting me and my passion for crafting.. in doing so, you are supporting my family and our adventures.
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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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