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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Eve



The end of 2014 is here.. WOW - what a year!  I am so very, very blessed to have you come and support my passion for crafting!  THANK YOU!

As each year wraps up and another begins, I start a list of to-do's.  What I am thankful for, what I need to do and work on... sigh.  It can be daunting.  This year I feel like I've finally gotten a goal in mind (the Europe trip that Stampin' Up! is offering if we earn it), friends and family that I am blessed to have in my life, my health and my faith (not in that order). 

Happy New Year's Eve.. tonight we will be toasting the New Year at 9pm (on the West Coast) with my hubby and minions, some Root Beer Floats (for our bubbly) and any Christmas movies we haven't caught up on from our Hallmark dvr-ing - lol.  My goals will be written (one resolution is to be on-top of birthday's and events with cards mailed in a timely manner - sigh), prayers said and hard work planned.  I pray that you and yours are surrounded with love and laughter.  Thanks for supporting my crafting passion, supporting my family with my crafting business and for being a crafter - like me!  Us crafters make the world a prettier place - lol. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Punch Sampler Idea

So I was on Pinterest and a pin with this picture and no link came up. I LOVE it!! We used to have a version of this on a ring that Stampin' Up! created but I love this idea too!



I am SO making this for myself and my team!! Keeping it near my crafting area so that there is no need to keep "trying" punches to stamps!!

Crafting and organization don't always go together but when they do, watch out! (Lol) The awesome level will be up a notch (or 12, te, he, he, he). 

I don't know who posted it but 'Thanks'!!

If YOU want something like this email me at Jamie@GettinCraftyStampin.com (No Demos, please). 



Monday, December 29, 2014

A Great Gift Topper for the Holiday Season

Are you bubbling over with holiday to-do's?  Is your calendar full of holiday gatherings and upcoming New Year's Eve Celebrations?  Do you, like me, have nephews that are in their 30's and shopping for them is a nightmare?  This quick and simple but stylish hand-stamped Bottle Topper allows you to have the perfect Hostess Gift to the go-to, always in fashion, Holiday gift (from bubbling cider to spirits - these bottles all want to be dressed up!!).
Create this stylish Bottle Topper with:
Happy Hour stamp set (wood 132013/clear 126642)
Basic Black card stock (121045)
Gold Foil Sheets (132622)
Gold Encore ink pad (132141)
Label Bracket Punch (132153)
1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860)
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (133520)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)

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BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU, Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make hand-crafted cards and gifts!! 
Creating this bubbling gold foil and black topper in mere moments - perfect for that 'I forgot and need a last-minute gift' gift.  Take a 3"x 6" Basic Black card stock.  Score at 3" and fold.  Using the 1-3/8" Circle Punch to punch a hole for the top of the bottle.
 
Cut a 2-1/4" square of Gold Foil Sheet.  Emboss using the Decorative Dots embossing folder in the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. 
Stamp the Happy Hour images for the Christmas and New Year Celebrations and this bubbling image with the Gold Encore ink pad on the bottom of the Black front.
Create a unique frame to this stamped image using the Label Bracket Punch.  I love how it has flair while accenting the bubbling glass stamped image.
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Create a stack of these stylish and easy hand-stamped Wine/Bottle Toppers.  They make for appreciated and quick gifts (stock up with some in your card drawer).  Dress up your holiday and hostess gifts with a much appreciated glass of bubbly (from ciders to champagne and wine) you can deliver tasty smiles that will be shared with a hand-crafted flair!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

I love what I do

I love what I do. Crafting and getting paid to help support my family while I meet the most amazing people (most become good friends of mine, a couple are my very best friends!!). 

I love this quote, a friend posted it on Instagram (Follow Me @GettinCraftyStampin ) and I couldn't help sharing. I still have much to work on but this image is so true!!  See more at the Join My Team tab at the top of my blog here... 


Consider Joining My Team and see what all the awesome-ness is about. I signed up Mid-January, 9 years ago to get the generous discount on my crafting supplies. Still going strong with a great team and tons of fun. I would love to welcome you to my team (and yes, you can still attend my classes and bonus team meetings!!). 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Colorful thank you hand-stamped card

Happy Friday!  I love Fridays... and making them to celebrate two of my passions is a fun way to celebrate the day!  So Happy Fashion Friday folks!  See what I love about color and crafting combined with fashion inspiration.  Sending a hand-stamped colorful thank-you card is a great way to show that you care.  With coordinating stamps, inks, papers and tools you can deliver a WOW hand-crafted card like this card making tutorial. 
Create this colorful hand-stamped card with:
Blended Bloom stamp (wood 135906)
Daffodil Delight card stock (119683)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Cherry Cobbler ink pad (126966)
Jet Black Memento ink pad (132708)
Daffodil Delight Blendabilites (130998)
Cherry Cobbler Blendabilites (130995)
 
**  SHOP 24/7 with me while Earning BONUS Frequent Buyer Points!!   If you enjoy this project and want to have some fun crafting with me, CLICK HERE and RSVP ASAP for my Upcoming Classes!!  Most classes are FREE with a qualified purchase!! 
BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU, Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make hand-crafted cards and gifts!! 
Stamp this stunning flower on the Whisper White card stock using the Jet Black Memento ink pad.  This pad is a MUST when using the Blendabilities Markers.  The Blendabilities Markers are a coloring system that creates depth, movement and beauty.  Using the three system combo allows for a unique and beautiful result.  Starting with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities to highlight the base of each petal.  Start with the Lightest and go onto the Medium and then the Dark.  Do the same with the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities for this stunning flower result!
 
See this Video Tutorial on creating this cool Ombre Blendabilites Coloring technique:
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When you purchase the Blendabilites Markers, now available, from me, you receive an exclusive tutorial video and four fun crafted cards - using the Blendabilities - as FREE BONUSES!! 
So if I were ever to get married again or have an occasion to walk the red carpet for some amazing premier - this dress is so what I would want to wear!!  (I'd need to be a smaller size though - lol.)  This card was inspired by the beauty, depth, colors and movement of this amazing dress. 
What do you think?  Did I capture the look??
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Celebrate life and thank those amazing people in your life with a stunning hand-stamped card.  This colorful hand-crafted flower thank-you card looks like it is moving - the amazing Blendabilities markers really give this pretty stamp this amazing look.  I hope that this Fashion Friday post inspires you to look at fashion, nature, decoration and more in a new way.  Have fun, create and find inspiration surrounding you!

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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