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Monday, March 31, 2014

See Ya Later Alligator! Extra-Large Hand-Stamped Card

Sniff, Sniff.. saying good-bye is so hard to do!  It ALWAYS makes me feel a little sad.. (unless it's unwanted pounds - I'm just saying).  So Say Good-Bye with me to Sale~A~Bration and all the amazing deals!!  With Free Papers, Tools, Punches, Embossing Folders, Banner Kits, Card Kits, Gift Bag Kits, My Digital Studio Downloads... it's so hard to say good-bye!!  If you are like me, you like FREE and when it's gone, it's gone (Psssst - TODAY IT'S GONE!!!).  So join me in an extra-large hand-stamped card that shows what we will miss (free!!).
Create this card with:
FREE See Ya Later stamp set (#133533w/133536c)
FREE Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (#133521)
Pistachio Pudding card stock (#131294)
Pistachio Pudding ink (#131177)
Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126846)
Envelope Punch (#133774)
 
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Creating a quick but extra-large hand-stamped card is a fun way for many to sign and say good-bye!  Stamping this adorable alligator from the FREE See Ya! stamp set with Pistachio Pudding ink on Pistachio Pudding card stock is keeping in with the all green-reptile theme!!
In Color Options... this is a cool combination of colors that are right on trend for fashion and crafting!!  Here the Pistachio Pudding card stock is the New In-Color while the Summer Starfruit Stitched Ribbon is in the In-Color that will be Going Away!! (sniff, sniff). 

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This card is one sheet of 8-1/2"x11" folded in 1/2.  Perfect for many to sign.  Wrapped up with this cute satin ribbon, I needed a custom envelope for this Monster of a Card!!
 
The Envelope Punch will create 66+ sized envelopes for your needs!  YAY!  Here is one spare sheet of reptile themed patterned paper from the Sweet Sorbet FREE Paper for an extra large and coordinated envelope! (FOR FREE!!)
I love that our Designer Series Papers are Double Sided - they come with an automatic liner!!
It's easy and fun to create these envelopes.  This is a MUST HAVE tool for every crafter!!
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Surprise Bunny Stained-Glass Hand-Stamped Card

Stained Glass... WOW - there isn't much as beautiful as Stained Glass, is there??  I LOVE IT!  At our recent Coffee and Cards we did a selection of fun Stained Glass Card Techniques (while enjoying Maple Sleigh coffee and teas).  This cute and sweet 3" hand-stamped stained-glass card is a great way to brighten someone's day!! Did YOU Miss Out on my recent class?? CLICK HERE to See the Many Upcoming Classes that are sure to brighten your day!!
Create this cute card with:
FREE* Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (#133521)
FREE* Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (#133522)
Whisper White 12" Card Stock (#124302)
Vellum Card Stock (#101856)
Summer Starfruit ink (#126991)
Crisp Cantaloupe ink (#131176)
Crumb Cake ink (#126975)
Storybook Friends stamp set (#132076c/126737)
Embossing Buddy (#103083)
Versa Mark Pad (#102283)
Black Embossing Powder (#109133)
Heat Tool (#129053)
Aqua Painter (#103954)
Decorative Label Punch (#120907)
Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive (#104430)
Envelope Punch (#133774)
 
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3" square cards are super cute!  This Whisper White 12" card stock becomes 8 adorable cards per sheet!
 
Emboss this cute bunny, from the Storybook Friends stamp set, on Vellum card stock that was prepared with the Embossing Buddy.  Stamp the image with Versa Mark pad on the Vellum card stock.  Cover with Black Embossing Powder, shake off the excess, and heat set with the Heat Tool.
Use the Aqua Painter in Summer Starfruit ink to accent the star and coordinate with the pretty and FREE (for a Limited Time) Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper.  Accent the nose and ears with the Crisp Cantaloupe ink and Aqua Painter.  Color the Bunny in with the Crumb Cake ink for a cute stained glass looking bunny.
Punch this Decorative Label for a window effect.  Adhere the Stained-Glass Vellum bunny to the cute 3" card and raise the Sweet Sorbet 'window' with the Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive.
 
Accent the star and the card with this cute and FREE Baker's Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack with a cute two string tie up that matches the card.
Create a coordinating envelope with the Envelope Punch.  In moments you can create a pretty and coordinating envelope that will deliver a Surprise Smile!!
Create 66 sizes of envelopes with this one quick tool.  If you are like me, all the extra paper you hoard will be put to great use with this one tool!!
It really works!  Follow the four quick steps to one envelope (66 options) for a cute card!
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Deliver Spring and Easter Smiles with this adorable 3" Bunny hand-stamped stained-glass card.  Saving green with the FREE Sweet Sorbet Accessory and Paper for a smile on YOUR Face!!  Don't Miss Out on the many classes waiting for YOU and see how to take them for FREE!  This card is quick to make, looks coordinated with the matching envelope and baker's twine and will deliver smiles for a long time.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Swallowtail lunch

Swallowtail for lunch?? No, my daughter will not be eating Swallowtails lol. She is going on a major hike today for her class field trip. They will eat lunch at a local waterfall after the hike to it. So I couldn't resist sending a pretty HandStamped lunch sack inspired by nature and Spring. 
Stamps and our paper crafting tools are for more than just cards and scrapbooks. Here this quick hand-stamped, nature inspired, Swallowtail lunch sack will not only make it easy to spot her bag, it will make her stand out from the crowd!  

Have fun with your stamps and paper crafting tools. You can send love along in many ways, just like this cute and quick lunch sack. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring On My Counter! Repurposing Jars for Great Gifts and Decorations!!

I hate throwing away jars!  There has to be a way to reuse them!!  We save many for my Italian Mother In Law, she pickles and marinates the veggies from her garden. I like to find creative uses for the jars in my home, too.  I may not pickle or marinate vegetables but I do like to make pretty repurposed items!  See how to easily take an empty used candle jar and remake it anew (and pretty, too)!  See, too, the secret way to quickly and cleanly (while staying eco friendly) way to remove the excess wax and labels on the jar!!
Create this lovely repurposed jar with:
Gumball Green card stock (#126840)
Gumball Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126848)
Fringe Scissors (#133325)
Glue Dots (#103683)
 
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No matter how you use it, a repurposed jar is a fun way to decorate or give a gift!  I always save the lids on my candles - this makes for a fun way to cap off  a gift.  Here Repurposing this Candle Jar into my Spring Decorations for some Kitchen Cheer is easier than you'd expect (and can live year to year).
I seriously use my candles with five different onesw around my home - I like to mix my scents while making my home smell yummy (again, 6 kids and animals, it doesn't always smell yummy). 
 
So - the biggest hesitation I have in repurposing a jar is getting it clean!  I have to confess - I LOVE my NORWEX ** eco friendly cleaning products!! 
(EMAIL Me or Call Me at (805)300-3679 to order or ask about these products!!** 
 
Here I froze the jars after the wax in my candle wouldn't burn any longer.  So for an hour, freeze your jar.  Remove and use a blunt, narrow instrument (like a butter knife) along the edges - it will break apart of come up in one piece.  Remove the wax and set aside (I even re-use this).
 
**Yes, I adore my Stampin' Up! Business but I also sell Norwex - the Eco Friendly line of cleaning products ROCK.  With 6 kids, a Huge Dog, Hubby and more animals... I need all the help I can get to keep my home clean. 

I scrubbed the dark smoke stains off the jar with a scrubber and dish soap (the Norwex Dish Soap is an Enzyme soap - it's amazing!!). 
 
Using the Enviro Cloth and their Norwex Cleansing Paste the excess wax, smoke, and even the adhesive from the labels wipes off with ease!  Using the Norwex Polish Cloth, this shines better than brand new!! 
 
Most Norwex Products use Water Alone to clean, are Eco Friendly and Safe!!  Norwex is also Antibacterial!!  Naturally!!  With the micro silver woven into it's cloths, it is self cleaning and cleans better than Lysol or Bleach - while being safer!!  Email or call me (805)300-3679 with any questions - this can ship anywhere - let's talk!

I took the excess wax that still smelled so good and broke it into pieces!!  Cleaning the Wax Cup on my light up 'candle' is always hard - unless you use the Norwex Enviro Cloth and WATER!!  So with a clean bowl, the excess wax makes for a spice scented restroom!! (yay)

Create this Spring Grass jar with the Let's Celebrate Occasions Mini's   Fringe Scissors!!  Leaving 1/2" for the base I cut the rest with the Fringe Scissors for this grassy feel!  Adhere to the jar using the Glue Dots.
 
(Candle and sauce jars are usually extra thick, strong and hold up to handling and heat - so these are more expensive if bought at a store.  Save some green when you save the planet by reusing and repurposing!!)
Tie on some love... this matching Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon.  This jar now has a new lease on life!  Perfect to add a gift inside or decorate a counter or desk!!
Eco Friendly?  Love it!!  Here these Bamboo utensils are decorating our counter with the aide of this pretty glass Spring repurposed jar!
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Give a New Life to your Old Jars!  Repurposing this Candle Jar (or any jar) is a great way to save money, help the Earth and create a great gift or decoration!!  Stop tossing or recycling your containers - find a new life for them!!  Make it light up with a battery operated light or add some yummy candies for a great gift!  No matter HOW you use it, this is a great way to feel better about doing your part to save the planet while saving some green!! 

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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