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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Snowy forest Christmas / Winter card

During the hot month of July it is fun to create a cool Christmas card!  The recent Christmas in July crafternoon was a hit!  See this fun and easy to create winter wonderland hand-crafted card that will deliver a sparkling chill wish.  Join Us at the many cool card making classes and have a sparkling good time!  Enjoy this Video Tutorial and let me know what you think! (Please Like and Share)
Create this Wintery Merry Christmas card with:
Lovely as a Tree stamp set (wood 138655/clear 127793)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (wood 128748/clear 127802)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Night of Navy card stock (100867)
Night of Navy ink pad (126970)
Jet Black Stazon ink pad (101406)
Dazzling Details (124117)
Stampin' Sponges (101610)
1" Circle Punch (119868)
Sticky Note Pad

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Living in Southern California, I don't get much time in the snow.  We love going up to Big Bear to catch some of that wintery wonder.  Creating a winter wonder scene during this hot July is a fun way to cool it down.  Creating a Masked image is an easy way to customize a winter field.

See this Video Tutorial  on creating this Winter Wonderland of a card:

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Start this snowy scene when you: 
~ Tear a long strip of paper/sticky note to create a snow scene.
~ Stamp the stunning pine tree from the Lovely As a Tree stamp set in Jet Black Stazon ink on the upper 1/3 of the Whisper White card stock in varying heights.
~  Punch a 1" Circle in the sticky note.  Cover part of the 'sky'.  I like to have the 'moon' peek through the branches of the trees.
~ Using the Stamping Sponge in the Night of Navy ink pad to create the winter night scene.
I like to alternate sides and move the sticky note so that it has interest and variety.  Sponge, close to the edge, a couple more hills of snow as you go down.  Stamp the 'Merry Christmas' from the (must-have) Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in the Night of Navy ink pad at the bottom of the snow scene.

Add some sparkle - I LOVE the Dazzling Details glitter adhesive!!  Nooo words for the ease and fun of using this on your hand-stamped projects!  Here I added a dot to the center of the tree and snow line and using the tip of the bottle to spread it thin.  A little sparkle goes a long way to make this hand-crafted card POP!
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This holiday season will sneak up on us quicker than we are ready for!  I'm excited to be a step ahead in my holiday card making!!  JOIN US in the upcoming Holiday Card Stack Classes (20 cards in one fun-filled night) on the August 26th and the First Friday of , September, October and November and be ready for the holidays before they are here!!  Shine and add sparkle to those you care for when you deliver a hand-stamped holiday card that will delight and show that you care (and that you ROCK!!).

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Happy Lipstick Day 2015

Ok I came home from Convention and hopped into my busy life that was just back logged in my "to-do's" lol. So I slapped on some lipstick and jumped into the day. I was happy to see that it is Lipstick Day!!  Celebrate with me!! 







Monday, July 27, 2015

The Roaring 20's

Oh what great memories from the recent Inspire, Create & Share 2015 Stampin' Up! Convention!!  We had fun celebrating each other at the Roaring 20's Party where we enjoyed dolling up, Shirley Temples and big band music!  I can't wait to show YOU what I'm bringing home from convention at our upcoming Card Making Buffet THIS Friday (RSVP and Join Us!!).
Making this picture Black and White is a fun look for this era - I can't wait to print it out!
Joining part of Our Team was a fun way to enjoy the convention!
Sarah and I served on our local MOMS Club board.  We were the number one, in the nation, in fundraising to support ministries in need.  Taking our friendship and service to the next level, Sarah joined My Gettin' Crafty Stampin'  Team and we now continue our friendship as our kids have gotten too old for the 'Moms Club'.
I love crafting and doing what we do.  Connecting others while making connections ourselves!
MC... our beloved Mariacristina is one of my favorite people in the whole world and she's ON MY TEAM!!  How awesome is that??  As a nurse by day, mom and wife at all times and an amazing crafter by night... she's the full package of awesomeness!
We missed a big chunk of our team that couldn't make it to Convention.  Taking the challenge to celebrate for them was a whoot!  A rag-tag bunch of fly dames (lol) we rocked the Roaring 20's in style!!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

You are... Hand-Stamped Card

You... Dare to dream, love this life together, awesome, beautiful, amaze me, so much love.... this hand-crafted card is super easy but says soooo much!  Tell someone a lot in one die-cut word with this easy hand-crafted card.  A simple 4"x 4" card from a recent class at the Goebel Parks and Rec center was a HIT!  Thanks to our Little Letters Thinlits it can say anything (and did) while having such a great background of this pretty Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack page.  
Create this You Are die-cut card with:
Whisper White 12" card stock (124302)
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (138435)
Little Letter Thinlits (133730)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130653)
Big Shot Die-Cut 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 cards all year long!! 
Create a custom saying with the Little Letters Thinlits, Big Shot Magnetic Platform and Die-Cutting machine.  Lay out this 4" piece of the pretty new Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (a collection of amazing double sided papers in each of the colors to the color families you pick).  The Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine will allow you to place and hold the letters perfectly in line*.  Layered over the Whisper White 4" card the white pops through the die-cut letters.  Save the centers of the die-cut letters to adhere to this card.

(*This is true and awesome but the more letters you place you will have a pull from the metals and magnets that may shift the letters - break it up when this happens.)


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Save your die-cut letters to use on the inside of this card!  It's a fun negative to the front.  It's also great to use on another card or project.
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Celebrate with this 'You are' hand-crafted card that special person in your life!  This is perfect for near everyone as it covers everything from encouragement, just-because and more!  A hand-crafted card says soooo much and it says more when you use this great combination of die-cuts and encouraging word filled paper.  Join Me in creating and sending cheer with hand-crafted cards.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Rawr Dinosaur hand-stamped card

RAWRRRRRR!!  I remember in high school watching the first Jurassic Park movie at a drive in (one of the last that was around).  The fog had just rolled in when the T-Rex popped his head onto the screen with a loud RAWR!!  The timing, the scene and the whole drive-in was shaking with fear!!  It was the best movie (at the time) and a decent translation from the book (I always read the book before watching a movie based on it).  This new No Bones About it stamp set was a MUST on my to-get list!!  With Jurassic World now out - it's PERFECTLY timed (like the fog and T-Rex) to pop into our lives!  Enjoy this fun hand-crafted card that we did at our recent Stamper's 10 Club that translated to a fun SWAP at the upcoming Inspire, Create, Share Stampin' Up! Convention!
Create this RAWR tri-fold card with:
No Bones About It stamp set (photopolymer 138756)
Crumb Cake card stock (120953)
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
Chocolate Chip ink pad (126979)
Garden Green ink pad (126973)
Stampin' Sponges (101610)
Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)
Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199)

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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 cards all year long!! 
OK so I love a good surprise!  Here a simple scoring will create this cool 'reveal' type card!  The Simply Scoring Tool makes it easy to score your card stock (along the 11" side) at 2-1/2 and 9-1/2" then cut across it at the 4-1/4" mark to create two perfectly scored cards that will have a cool door/tri-fold effect.  I actually LOVE using the Simply Scoring Tool to score ALL of my cards - it makes for a crisp and more professional look!

Having this fun bone/skeleton rubber stamped image appear on the inside flap is a nice surprise to who ever receives it.  Using the Stampin' Sponge to make the edges distressed is easy to do!  After stamping the dinosaur and skeleton on Very Vanilla with the Garden Green and Chocolate Chip ink pads, use the sponge along the 2-1/2" circle punched images and outside of the closed card for a rougher look!
With coordinating ferns and track stamps you are limitless in how you create your hand-stamped card. 

My 9 year old daughter stepped up HUGE in helping me to stamp 50 of these Jurassic themed cards.  My 7 year old daughter even sponged the circles and edges!  My hubby helped me to 'fix' the dinosaurs that covered the words - lol - as I had a two classes and a luncheon to attend this past weekend (before heading off to Utah).  I love that crafting is LIMITLESS in age and ability - we can all have fun rubber stamping and creating something awesome!
I love a good pun - this cute No Bones About It is a fun sentiment on the inside of the card!  I'm stumped, at times, what to write on the inside of cards.  Having a sentiment gives my brain a break on witty things to say - lol.
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Send a dinosaur in the mail!!  I discovered dinos in kindergarten and shocked my family as I quoted the full names of big prehistoric creatures that I became fascinated with.  My kids didn't learn about dinosaurs in school during elementary but I love introducing the past to my children with the aide of museums!  So for the kids in your life or the kid-at-heart (hello, everyone is going to see the Jurassic World Movie) this hand-stamped card is full of surprises that are sure to delight!  Join us at club, at our in-person, to-go and on-line classes and send some love into the world (it's fun to surprise others with what you create!).

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Very Merry Sparkling Christmas wishes

With the warm temps outside it's hard to cool off.  Create your own 'cool' with some fun Christmas cards in July!  Created this past Saturday in the Christmas in July class!!  Here is a peak of what we created in this fun filled class.  Christmas is about 19 weeks from now - eek!  Create and celebrate NOW before you become extra busy in the Fall and Winter.

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Create this card with:
And Many More stamp set (wood 134273/clear 134276)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Basic Black card stock (121045)
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (135315)
White Craft Ink (101731)
Silver 1/8" Ribbon (134583)
Medium Star Punch (138293)
Stampin' Dimensional adhesive (104430)
Fast Fuse adhesive (129026)

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Create a clean, focal point hand stamped card.  Use the Medium Star Punch to create this pretty hanging ornament.  Stamp this And Many More sentiment in White Craft Ink on the Basic Black card stock.

With the 1/8" Silver Ribbon and pull it taunt at the top of the star and adhesive it using the strong Fast Fuse Adhesive in the back.  Tie a bow with the same ribbon and apply it on-top.  Using the Stampin' Dimensional adhesive to adhere the Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper behind the punched star and then to the four corners of the punched card.
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Create some sparkle and cool shine this summer as you jump ahead of all of those who will be scrambling in the Fall.  A hand-stamped Christmas card is the ideal way to cool off during these warm months.  Join Us in fun card making classes like this where we create 10 stunning and cool Christmas cards.  What a fun and easy card that delivers an elegant holiday wish.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Card Making Buffet

Do you ever look at a buffet and want it all??  Well join us and Pick the BEST and gourg on the crafting awesomeness!!  It's unlimited the cards, free stamps, papers and more... a delicious Card Buffet!

You are invited, come and create at this Cool Card Making Buffet class NEXT Friday!!  This cool class will have 12 hand-crafted cards to create (in a buffet table like setting) and YOU Pick which 4 cards YOU Want to Create!  They are in limited quantities so not everyone can make those exact cards and seating is LIMITED - so Come on-time to secure the best picks and RSVP ASAP!!  (I wassss asked 'What if I want to create them all??  YES - You can create as many as you want - each additional will be $3 each)  

I will have fun boards of the cool swaps to Preview and PICK from (book a Private Class with special prizes awarded!!).  Another 'buffet' of creative awesomeness!!

I'm also bringing Sale~A~Bration BACK!  Every $50 spent secures you a bonus FREE New Stamp Set/Paper/Embossing Folder/Accessories/etc.  It's UNLIMITED!!  Take the BEST Deal of any $125 in items you pick for only $99 and FREE Shipping annnndddd 2 Free Sale~A~Bration Picks (when you Score the BEST Deal in Town, Pick the Starter kit and Join My Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Team)!!  Take an extra pick when you Book A Private Class - Pick the Date and Pick the Cards, Invite your friends and family and  I bring the FUN!!

Bring a Friend and PICK A Prize - a Three Hand-Stamped Cards for EACH new-to-me Friend or Family member!!  The Card Buffet is never-ending fun!!

Birthday candle hand-stamped card

It's your birthday!!  Celebrate other's birthdays with a fun, quick, easy, unique hand-stamped card.  Join Me in spreading joy to others with hand-crafted cards at our fun card making classes!  This card was originally created for the recent Kids Camp at Borchard and I modified it to use at the Inspire, Create and Share Stampin' Up! Convention as a swap!  I hope you enjoy this card and make some of your own (leave me a comment if you do!!).
Create a fun Birthday card with:
Big News stamp set (wood 134015/clear 134018)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack (138443)
Bermuda Bay ink pad (131171)
Gold 1/8 Ribbon (132137)
Glue Dots (103683)

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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 cards all year long!! 
A simple card can still be fun!  Simply framing this fun Big News rubber stamped birthday wish with joyous paper you don't have to do a ton to make a statement.  (It's also a way to use scraps of paper and to get the most out of your paper as this is only a 1/2"!)

With the new Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper stack I have a great variety of festive and celebration type images in one pad of pretty double sided paper!  I love how they perfectly coordinate with our inks and papers.
OK so you can't mail a lit candle - lol.  You can create a candle that will never go out, though!  

Using a 2" x 1" piece of the Cherry On Top stack, roll the edges of the 2" side with your Bone Folder (like you'd do on a ribbon on a gift package).  

Once you have broken down the fibers to do as you wish adhere a glue dot to one corner and apply your folded Gold 1/8" ribbon (it's so shiny!!) to create a loop (that will become your 'flame'). 

Roll the paper with the ribbon tucking into the inside to create a small tube.  

Apply three Glue Dots along the edge of the paper and adhere to create the candle!  Super easy and yes even my kids can do it, it's fun too! 
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Celebrate life and moments with others.  I really had a blast creating this card with the kids at our camp and with my team and friends, who helped me prep for my swaps. Cards are rarely even mailed this day and age - so take time to create and send a pretty hand-stamped card.  Join Me in creating fun, festive and cool cards that YOU can use to bless others in our card making classes.  I can not wait for the upcoming Convention (this week!!) where I will learn about the newest products, create new things, bring home the upcoming Holiday Catalog and spend time with My Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Team (and 4,000 other crafters).  I hope that you find a little joy in this card and create one of your own.  Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

You are the best hand-stamped card

"Waste not want not" was what my dad and grandparents told me as a child.  This card came to life with the whispers of my elders.  These cute chevron pieces came from THIS 3D Butterfly Bookmark!!  I love when a project works to create Two Projects!!  Join Me in creating some beauty and fun, just like this easy hand-stamped card!
Create this card with:
Friendly Wishes stamp set wood 138698/clear 139579)
Old Olive card stock (100702)
Calypso Coral card stock (122925)
Basic Black card stock (121045)
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
White Craft ink pad (101731)
Calypso Coral ink pad (126983)
2" Circle Punch (133782)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130653)
Big Shot Die-Cut machine (113439)
Glue Dots (103683)
Stampin' Dimensional adhesive (104430)
Wax Paper, Dryer Sheet

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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 cards all year long!! 
Start with the chevrons that are created when using the Banner Triple punch.  I created so many that it was a shame to toss away these cute shapes!  Instead, layer them and turn it into a focal point on a hand-crafted card.  Glue Dots work wonders to hold them together and easily adhere them to your card.

Take this cute card up a notch.  I had extra die-cut butterflies (see the book mark for an example and tutorial).  Using them on this cute card takes it up a layer (or two when you use the wax paper piece).  
Say it out loud!  Show someone that they are the best.  From an accomplishment to just being themselves... it's great to show someone how amazing they are.  Using the White Craft ink pad it pops with a chalk board type feel on this Basic Black card stock.  POP it up with our Stampin' Dimensional adhesive for additional depth.  This Friendly Wishes stamp set is ideal in sending a hand-stamped card to cheer on that special person!
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"One person's trash is another man's treasure" a saying my mom taught me (she's the queen of finds at thrift stores and yard sales).  Take what you may have tossed away as a new element to your hand-crafted cards.  Using this as a Swap for the Inspire, Create and Share Stampin' Up! Convention I will have fun sharing this with 4,000 of my fellow stamping and crafting friends!  Deliver a unique and cheer filled rubber stamped card to someone special.  Join Me in creating little bits of art and deliver cheer to all who receive and see it!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Butterfly bookmark

This week I am in Utah!  My amazing sister is a wonderful author (Tess Hilmo) who writes young reader books (that are amazing!).  We both have the reading passion gene... so for a 3D Swap this week (at Inspire, Create, Share the Stampin' Up! Convention) I am swaping these hand-crafted butterfly book marks!!  Super easy and fun... see how to create and bookmark some crafting in your life!
Create this Butterfly Bookmark with:
Banner Triple punch (138292)
Bold Butterflies thinlits (138135)
Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack (138442)
Old Olive card stock (100702)
Calypso Coral card stock (122925)
Basic Black card stock (121045)
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
Calypso Coral ink pad (126983)
Handheld Stapler (139083)
Sponge Dauber (133773)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130653)
Big Shot Die-Cut machine (113439)
Wax Paper, Dryer Sheet, Paper Clips

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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 cards all year long!! 
The new Banner Triple punch is a great tool everyone needs!!  I love it!  Here creating three banners using the punch in 2", 1-1/2" and 1" I actually cut and scored the card stock - punching the edges at the same time!!  Banners are so fun, on trend and easy to use in crafting!
Die-Cutting this new Bold Butterfly thinlits creates a delicate and pretty lacy paper butterfly with ease!  I will advise using thinlits, like this, in a sandwich of:
Magnetic Platform & a Cutting Plate
Dryer Sheet
Card Stock
Wax paper
Thinlits
Cutting Plate
this allows the delicate lacy lines to pop out with ease and the little chad like pieces to pop out like a breeze!  I do use a toothpick to pop out the butterfly pieces and even use the Wax Paper piece as a gossamer effect.  (See more tutorials on the Basics of Stamping when you click here!)

Add color when you use the Dauber in  the Calypso Coral ink pad for a coordinated look.  Using the Handheld Stapler is ideal as it has a longer reach and smaller stapler all of which is perfect for crafting!!  I stamped the butterfly pieces onto the banner punched pieces that I'd threaded onto the paper clip.  Covering the staple (to protect fingers and books) with the last banner is a simple technique that is easy to do.

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Go ahead, do it... bookmark some crafting fun with ME!  While I'm in Utah (it's so beautiful here!!) and living up the land, family then joining 4,000 stampers at the upcoming Inspire, Create and Share convention - I'm also planning the most amazing Card Making Buffet class that will have all of my goodies from convention to preview and play with (RSVP ASAP for the 31st).  I'm excited to create this hand-crafted butterfly bookmark for those coming to my upcoming classes - perfect to use in the Idea Book and Catalog or in their every-day reading!!

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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