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Saturday, January 31, 2015

As of late...

I'm so sorry gang!! So my kids and I were rear-ended on the freeway this week. We are ok but whiplash and general pain. It hasssss slowed me down. So with our awesome and super fun classes today I am just sitting and am wiped. So I will post tomorrow. Until then.... Giggles and Hugs!! 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Valentine Crafter-Noon RSVP

 JOIN US... but HURRY and RSVP as Seating is LIMITED!
(Who doesn't love Marilyn? lol....)
Send a little love, a small bit of yourself, in a hand-stamped Valentine card (great for that special someone or family and friends).  Join this quick but WOW rubber stamping, card making class - RSVP and Bring a (new to me) Friend to Grab a Present out of the Grab Bag for You and Your GUEST!!

Four Valentine's Hand-Stamped Cards in One AFTERNOON
- $15 or FREE with a $25 or larger Order. Make a Purchase of $50 or more and Pick a FREE Stamp Set, Paper Packet, Project Life and MORE - it's Sale~A~Bration - let's Celebrate!!

Join Me for this FUN Crafternoon class that will preceede my Demonstrator Class for that later afternoon!  RSVP for One or BOTH (Non-Demonstrators are Welcome - save $5 when you book both classes as they will follow one after another.)

Paper Crafting Savings - For a Limited Time!

Wow!  Let me tell you that I am 'impressed' (lol) with the amazing Weekly Deals!!  HURRY - Do NOT Miss Out on these amazing deals, current items, that will make an impression on your loved ones (and hand-crafted embossed cards - lol).
From these amazing deals to our Clearance Rack (up to 80% OFF!!) you will STILL be entitled to FREE Sale~A~Bration items!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

FabULous hand-stamped gift

A hand-stamped gift is a wonderful thing!  It shows a personal touch while showing that you can go above and beyond for a loving gift.  If you are wondering - the 'ul' is highlighted as this was a gift for an Uppercase Living demonstrator, whom I am friends with.  I love how women can connect and support one another in pursuit of their home-based businesses and passions.  These fun hand-crafted gifts are 4"x6" and perfect to fit in a cute frame!  Inspire and show that you care with a fun and personalized hand-stamped gift.
Create a Fabulous hand-stamped gift with:
Million & One stamp set (wood 126375/clear 126377) 
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker (100052)
Subtles (Pool Party) Stampin' Write Markers (131263)
Pool Party card stock (122924)
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
Flashback Designer Series Paper (133699)
Real Red Satin Woven Ribbon (135840)
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (133520)
Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder (133520)
Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658)
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 funHoliday 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!! 
Creating two options was a fun way to give easy variety!  Coordinating the Embossing folders to the background Flashback Designer Series Paper is an easy way to have a cohesive look.  With the Stylish Stripes embossing folder and Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine this cool look comes together.

So my friend and Uppercase Living Demonstrator is such a rock-star - she ordered these for her team members.  She is on the Advisory Board for Uppercase Living, too!  Bravo Torreh!  I'm ordering a fun Vinyl for my car - and offering it to my team, too!  See more on Torreh who's on Facebook when you Click here (or email me for her contact info!).

Torreh emailed me pictures of the finalized gift! Love it. What do you think?
What a fun gift to get!
Using the Stampin' Write Markers to color the stamp is an easy way to get multicolored images on your rubber stamps.  Here the Pool Party ties in the embossed Decorative Dots paper.  The Real Red Stampin' Write marker colors in the 'UL' to highlight their business and coordinate with the Real Red Satin Woven Ribbon.  

Using the Apothecary Accents Framelits on the Big Shot Magnetic Platform and Die-Cutting Machine to frame out this stamped image with flair!
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A snazzy, stylish and personalized gift is easy to create.  With a broad variety of stylish papers, card stocks, inks and ribbons that perfectly match (for easy and coordinated crafting) and tools that allow for a beautifully cohesive hand-crafted gift.. anyone can be known for their gift-giving capabilities.  Show that you care when you give a personalized hand-stamped gift that will be stylish, highlight their passion and stand the test of time.

Monday, January 26, 2015

A gift basket of hand-stamped Simply Wonderful cards!

A gift within a gift basket!  Deliver a sweet gift to someone special with this easy 3"x3" hand-stamped card collection in a delightful die-cut Berry Basket!  It is extra sweet with how it is FREE!  Free Stamps, Free Paper.. oh my, FREE is an awesome word!  Here with our Sale~A~Bration items you will be blessed with FREE stamp sets and FREE papers while you deliver a hand-crafted, priceless gift!
Create this sweet hand-stamped gift with:
Simply Wonderful FREE Sale~A~Bration stamp set (wood 139125/clear 139128)
Coastal Cabana ink pad (131175)
Whisper White 12"x12" card stock (124302)
Best Year Ever FREE Sale~A~Bration Designer Series Paper (138633)
Rhinestone Jewels (119246)
Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526)
Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406)
Bow Builder Punch (137414)
Spiral Flower Originals Die (129379)
Berry Basket Bigz L Die (137366)
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 funHoliday 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!! 

Using one sheet of 12" Whisper White card stock to create a collection of hand-stamped cards.  Cut the cardstock at 6" and score each at 3".  Turn and cut 3" x 6" strips of scored card stock.  It's great to get 8 3"x3" cards from one sheet of 12" paper - YAY!

Cut a 3" strip of the Best Year Ever FREE Sale~A~Bration Designer Series Paper.  This double sided paper can be alternated to have a stylish but coordinated look.  

Using the Simply Wonderful FREE Sale~A~Bration stamp set and Coastal Cabana ink pad to stamp the cards with a variety of sayings.  

Add a punched accent using the Elegant and Bitty Butterfly Punches.  Glam it up with our adhesive backed Rhinestone jewels.

A hand-stamped gift is one that keeps on giving! It will bless those who receive it and then they can use it to bless others.. paying it forward with love.
Oh I love, love, love the new Berry Basket Die for my Big-Shot Die-Cutting Machine!  It will die-cut and score the Berry Basket.  Here using the retired, thicker Holiday Designer Series paper to create a stand up-box.  (Using regular Designer Series Paper will not stand up, well, to much use - card stock or thicker paper is the best way to go.)

Create a cute gift within the gift - this 'book mark' was created using the Bow Builder Punch and a cute paper-clip.  It's easy to create the punched bow and then hot-glue it together and to the paper-clip.  Simply clip it to the front of the Berry Basket for a cute accent that can be re-used!
Accent the sides using the Spiral Flower Die and the Best Year Ever FREE Sale~A~Bration Designer Series Paper.  This will give the hand-crafted gift a cohesive look.  

See this Video Tutorial on how to use the Berry Basket die to create elegant hand-crafted gifts and decorations.
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Pull it all together and wrap it up!  Here a hand-crafted gift is a great way to say 'Thank You'.  Creating this collection was a fun way to Thank a special customer for their generous order, while welcoming her and her mom to our Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Stampers!  It's fun and easy to create a hand-stamped gift that keeps on giving.  See how fun it is to use rubber-stamping and paper-crafting to deliver smiles.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

My Crafting Business gives me...

Happy Saturday!! I'm so blessed to love what I do, that it nourishes my soul, a connects me with amazing women who love crafting (too!!) and it also supports my family. 
My stamping and crafting gives my family the much needed breaks, time away to connect and recharge. 
This is the view that my blessing of a passion gives us... Take a moment and enjoy it with us... Its mighty chilly in the 30-40*. Oh, but the view....
Sunrise... On the lake... Sigh...
If I had more time or energy I would so climb these mountains. Sadly, I'm wiped and actually resting (shocker, eh??). The view can fulfill me though... 
Sunset... This view is from my deck. Mighty chilly as I snapped this. Friends came and watch our kids so that we can grab a dinner kid-free (another shocker!!). This amazing view is a great recharge to my life. My passion in crafting started with wanting the discount. It now helps pay for our breaks in life. Thank YOU for your love, support and encouragement!! 

Click above, on the tab to "Join My Team" and see why I am blessed to do what I do!! Contact me 
( Jamie@GettinCraftyStampin.com ) to see how much fun it is to craft, get a discount and even make money!!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Soaring birthday wishes hand-stamped card

I love most things adventurous. I am certified to scuba and sky dive. One dream I have yet (but I will) to fulfill is a hot-air balloon ride. I just love watching them soar into the sky. When there was a need for birthday cards for disabled children our Blessing Cards Ministry came to the rescue. A local support group that works with disabled children, called Buddy Break, gives the parents a break for a day while the kids play, are cared for and even siblings are spoiled. So here is a hand-stamped card that can lift these families up.
Create this soaring wish with:
*Celebrate Today stamp set (photopolymer 137138)
*Balloon Framelits (137362)
Daffodil Delight ink pad (126944)
Crushed Curry ink pad (131173)
Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad (
Coastal Cabana card stock (131297)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Best Year Ever FREE Designer Series Paper (138633)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)

*Bundle and Save 15% when you BUNDLE these two (138869)

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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 funHoliday 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!! 

This card was so easy to create!  The Photopolymer stamps allow for easy layering. Here stamping the Daffodil Delight ink for the Happy balloon is first. Layer the inked stars with Crushed Curry. 

Photopolymer stamps do not work with certain ink/stamp pads (like Stazon). Using the Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad (which is for my Blendabilities markers) I can stamp this layered Birthday in black for a sharp look. 

Using the FREE Sale-A-Bration Best Day Ever Designer Series Paper for the additional hot air balloons. With two sides to our Designer Series Paper your style is free to soar! Simply layer a 2-1/2" strip on the Big Shot Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. This allows for easy and precision cutting!
Layer these hot air balloons using the first one with SNAIL adhesive. Then the other two with Stampin' Dimensional adhesive for depth. 

Stamp the basket with Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad with ease thanks to the clear Photopolymer stamps. 

Moms and Dads (and siblings)  with disabled children have such a hard job. They are entrusted to raise such special lives. When Buddy Break gives the parents a day off, for free, in a safe environment, it is such a huge blessing to these families. The siblings are even treated to special fun, while the disabled kids are loved and cherished. If YOU would like information on Buddy Break, let me know.  (Email me at Jamie@GettinCraftyStampin.com ). A hand-crafted card is a small way that I can send some love and support this ministry. 
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Sometimes the limitations of our body can feel like a prison. When disabled children dream, they dream as we all do. Send some soaring, dream filled wishes for a Happy Birthday with this new Celebrate Today stamp set and coordinating Balloon Framelits!  Its easy to create and yet will raise above the rest as you show you care. A hand-stamped card is sure to bless those who receive it and their families. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

You warm my heart hand-stamped card

It isssss Winter... chilly, boot wearing, sweater sporting, jacket and scarves as my main accessory weather!  I love when it cools down, even here in Southern California.  We may not experience white winter weather but we are known for driving to the snow for a short visit - lol.  So in honor of our love of chilly weather in Big Bear, Ca - here is a fun snowman Valentine hand-stamped card!
Create this chilly love filled card with:
Sheltering Tree stamp set (Photopolymer 137163)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Night of Navy card stock (100867)
Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
Silver Encore ink pad (132142)
Artisan Embellishment Kit (137909)
Confetti Stars Border Punch (135861)
Confetti Heart Border Punch (137415)
Stampin' Dimensional adhesive (104430)

**  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!!
Sale~A~Bration is a LIMITED TIME celebration!  Score Amazing FREE Items, Unlimited, with a qualifying purchase/party or when you Join!  

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 funHoliday 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!! 
This hand-stamped chilly love filled card is super easy to create!  I adore, adore, ADORE (!!) the Sheltering Tree stamp set!  It really fits sooooo so many uses and looks good doing so!  Here to create a night time scene, punch the top of this Night of Navy card stock using the Confetti Stars Boarder Punch.  

Use the Confetti Hearts Boarder Punch to punch these tiny hearts in the Red Glimmer Paper.
Accent this with a cute snowman!  Using the Artisan Embellishment kit that comes with this three sized, adhesive backed pearls.  This looks so elegant while being so very easy!  Add these two red sparkling Glimmer Paper hearts to the tree.  I love how this could be a Valentine, a Best Friend or a just-because they help out hand-stamped card!
Stamp this wintry scene using the Silver Encore ink pad and the Sheltering Tree stamp set.  All of the pieces are stamped using the Silver Encore ink pad.  This makes for an easy hand-stamped card!  The Night of Navy card stock look smashing with the silver rubber stamped images!  The individual pieces allow for stamping all of the seasons!  Using the Stampin' Dimensional to set this stamped piece over the Whisper White card stock giving some dimension while allowing the punched stars to brighten the card.  
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A hand-stamped card doesn't have to be a ton of labor - this quick, easy and elegant hand-crafted card looks stylish.  Metallic accents are all the rage and look so elegant.  The pearl accents lend towards an additional level of elegance while being whimsical, too!  Send some love this year - from Valentine's to Just-Because a hand-stamped card will make a big impact and warm the hearts of who receive it!

Anniversary Awesomeness!

A Flash Back in Time…

A flash back in time… this was me and my baby girl (who will be 9 in two weeks) in July of 2006 – I’d started my Stampin’ Career that very year (this week, in 2006 – 9 years ago!).  I’d signed up to get the discount and gave birth to my second born child (our fourth child in total at the time) two weeks later!  My first class was with my MOMS Club friends as I held her on my lap with a Boppy.  WOW has time flown… with two more kids since, a major move to the Conejo Valley and after much loss and a debilitating car accident, I’ve been blessed to count on my stamping and crafting – on the amazing friends it brings me and the ability to share my passion with others while supporting my family’s budget!
Let me Share my love of crafting and celebrate my 9th Anniversary with YOU!  Place an order with me THIS MONTH, January of 2015, and I will offer a BONUS Free Item with every $50 You Spend!  With the Sale~A~Bration occurring and you can pick any FREE item from the Sale~A~Bration Catalog – and it’s unlimited (from Stampin’ Up! And ME!!).  With my upcoming BOGO (Buy One, Get One FREE) Sale coming up March 21st(before and for those who are attending the class on this day) you can double your incentives NOW. 


In My Retired Items ‘Store’ you can DOUBLE your FREE Items NOW and  even Shop the Retired Items to DOUBLE Your Dollars in March in Paper Crafting and Card Making Supplies!  


So Mark Your Calendar and Shop the BOGO Sale and then Shop in the Current Catalogs for EQUAL Dollars – paying ONCE!  Simply pay the $10 to Shop this amazing event!  (The last event had customers scoring $180 and $260 in FREE Product!!)  So RSVP, Come and Bring a Friend!

So much has changed in the past 9 years... My Family, Career and Team has grown and blesses me so!  My crafters connect and recharge me, blessing me with love, laughter, a hug and CRAFTING.  I'm working on earning the Trip to Europe from Stampin' Up! and your support is essential in this en-devour!  So THANK YOU for ALL of your support!  From My Family to YOURS... Blessings!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Twitterpated over hearts and roses hand-stamped card

Twitterpated... it's such a vintage and sweet word that says so much.  You are over the moon, ga-ga, lovey-dovey, in-love.  This love can be for a baby, a beloved child, a dear friend or that special someone.  Playing with the new and awesome paper crafting products in our Occasions Mini Catalog has me twitterpated!  This quick and easy hand-crafted card is just the spot in my mission to bless others with a hand-stamped card.  I love this season of love - it's great to bless others.  JOIN US for the upcoming Valentine's Crafternoon card makingclass and create some love-filled cards that will delight.
Create some love with:
You Plus Me stamp set (wood 137133/clear 138594)
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
Blushing Bride card stock (131198)
Blushing Bride ink pad (131172)
Artisan Embellishment Kit (137909)
Decorative Label Punch (120907)
Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (137364)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Fast Fuse adhesive (129026)

**  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!!
Sale~A~Bration is a LIMITED TIME celebration!  Score Amazing FREE Items, Unlimited, with a qualifying purchase/party or when you Join!  

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 funHoliday 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!! 
This quick and easy hand-stamped card is sure to show that you are Twitterpated!  Stamping the You Plus Me stamp set's 'Twitterpated' with Blushing Bride ink on the Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch this image out using the Decorative Label Punch.

Create this heart embossed image using the Happy Heart Embossing Folder and the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine - oh, I love this machine!!  Add the punched sentiment with the Stampin' Dimensinals for a sturdy level of dimension and interest to your cards.
The Artisan Embellishment Kit is easy and can go a long way!  These stunning Blushing Bride Rosette Trim for a romantic, soft accent.  Adhere using a strong adhesive - like the Fast Fuse!  Simply cut (with our Paper Snips) between the rosettes for a ton of use in this long 1 yard!  I love the accent this creates on this hand-crafted card, don't you?
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Valentines is the second largest time of mail sending - after Christmas!  So join in and bless others when you send some cheer.  A hand-stamped card is a small act that can bless in a big way!  I love receiving hand-crafted cards, it shows that I'm well loved and thought of.  I would love to send YOU a hand-stamped card - simply email me your name, address and phone number and I will send you a hand-crafted card that will delight!  You are invited to join in the upcoming Valentine's Card Making Crafternoon - such fun and love just waiting for you - RSVP!!  Until we connect - know that I am twitterpated with you - you make my life better!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Childhood Memories Celebrated with Project Life by Stampin' Up!

This year, for our family Christmas Gifts, I wanted to give the kids a gift that will last a long time, have genuine benefit, that will occupy their time and leave behind some great memories.  This year (and quite possibly every year from now on) they received a 6"x8" Espresso Project Life Album and a Variety Pack of Project Life Photo Pocket Pages.  While we are home, recovering from colds, on this MLK Jr day I had the plethora of pictures out and their books to get them documenting, remembering and celebrating their life.  
Celebrate and Leave a Legacy of Love with:
Espresso 6"x8" Project Life Album (135293)
Variety Pack 6"x8" Project Life Photo Pocket Pages (135297)
Happiness Is Project Life Card Collection (135307)
Happiness Is Proejct Life Accessory Pack (135309)

 
CLICK HERE to see the New Project Life Products in my Memory Celebrating Monday Posts and CLICK HERE to see them in our New Catalog!!  Pick a Date - Let's Schedule YOU a Private Class for our Project Life Memory Documenting System and Bring them home for FREE as a Hostess!!
 
Let ME give YOU the Gift of Pictures... I don't receive anything for this referral but I found the Coolest App that I have to share with you!  CLICK HERE to see more on the Groovebook App and how to print 100 photos for FREE (yes, Free) from your smart phone!! Printing your photos is more than 1/2 of the struggle in documenting our lives, isn't it?


**  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!!
Sale~A~Bration is a LIMITED TIME celebration!  Score Amazing FREE Items, Unlimited, with a qualifying purchase/party or when you Join!  

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!! 
My girls.. they couldn't wait to jump in and start the process.  I did make them a template - I cut a card stock guide that is 4"x6" and one that is 3"x4" so that they could frame their pictures and cut or fold them in the right places.
OK so maybe it isn't how Iiiiiii would do it - the word in at the wrong angle, the images picked.. but I have so many pictures (thanks to my Iphone and Groovebook App) that there is no way I could ever documented them all.  

Letting the kids have at it, using it in a way that fits their vision will be a fun way to see them grow and mature.  Here my 6 year old doesn't care if the Happiness Is Project Life card is at the wrong angle, she is seeing herself and her loved ones and what makes her happy.
My boy... he was resistant.  I have to admit it.  With a not-so-gentle encouragement (sigh.. motherhood) he did find that it is fun to highlight his memories.  Once in the swing of things he was bragging on his success and how he was 'ahead' of his sisters  (such a boy - lol).

With my children's sense of entitlement I pray this process will remind them and help them to understand that they live a blessed life.  I love the idea of seeing their hand-writing and thoughts as they change and grow.
My perfectionist of a daughter was stumped at cropping the photos.  She also struggles with her written word.  This will be a great way to give her practice while she celebrates her life and growth.  She can look back and see her success in writing, reading and have hope.  

With general guidelines, specific space for writing - they will be limited in how much to write and this may give them freedom from writing too much.  The Project Life by Stampin' Up! cards look so good that it frames up and highlights their memories.
We live blessed lives.  I love how easy and fun it is to celebrate these memories.  Soon they will be too busy for Mom, but they will have a great system that allows them to remember when they did and where they are on various stages of life.
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Stampin' Up! even has a FREE Collection of Project Life cards in their Sale~A~Bration Promotion!  This is a great way to give my children a low-cost activity that will bring priceless memories.  They see the world through their eyes, at the age they are and the memories they experienced.  I love that this will be a legacy of love that they can share with their friends, family and even their future children.  This Christmas Gift will be one that keeps on giving.  Like sand slipping through my fingers, time with my kids goes so fast and is hard to hold.  I pray that this can carry them through low and hard times, reminding them that they are loved and cherished!  

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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