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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Our So Cal Life

What a blessing to live in beautiful Southern California. With a warm spell passing through we found the mid to high 70* hit. So off to the Gardens of the World for a picnic and family outing. 
Such beautiful day that the Gardens and our youngest 4 made for a fun afternoon. 
With weather like this it is hard to stay in-doors. (Even with a 'down' day and a list of chores and to-do's, lol.)
I love a shot of the kids and hubby walking. I can't wait to Document our Memories in our family book. 
A beautiful day with my lovely angels. It brings me joy to have my best creations enjoying our life. They grow so fast and I rush to capture these moments before they are gone. With Project Life by Stampin' Up! my photo collection (it's a monster collection) I can quickly pop these moments into our family books (and quick is necessary for this ultra busy mom - lol).  Join me in quickly documenting these memories on my Memory Documenting and Celebrating Mondays!

Thanks for visiting me as we are celebrating our life. Crafting will be posted tomorrow, lol. Until then, enjoy life in the sun (or live vicariously through mine). 
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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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