Saturday, May 30, 2015

Anchor and Waves hand-stamped card

Drop Anchor... and deliver some love for those in your life who are your anchor!  This simple, clean and fun hand-stamped card is perfect for those men in your life who hold you tethered to life.  For my girlfriends who Navy husbands to my hubby who is a huge lover of all things nautical - this easy rubber stamped card is perfect for Father's Day, just-because, thank-you and encouragement.
Create this Anchor hand-crafted card with:
Guy Greetings stamp set (wood 138825/clear 138828/photopolymer 137178)
*Basic Grey ink pad (126981)
Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers (131261)
*Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper (137780)
Island Indigo card stock (122923)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Silver Foil Sheets (132178)
Note Tag Punch (135860)
Large Oval Punch (119855)
Rhinestone Jewels (119246)
Silver Metallic Baker's Twine (132976)

*Don't say 'good-bye' to great papers like these - bring them home at a great discount!!  Shop using this Hostess Code at check out 7KAKXZZK ) and I will send you a hand-stamped card from this stamp set!!  **ANY Ink Pad that you purchase - secure the Ink Refill to make sure that your ink pad lasts for years!!

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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!! 

I've been blessed with men who are my anchor in my life.  As a Daddy's girl, Grandpa, Uncle Richard and my hubby to my son - I'm surrounded by amazing men.  Creating this card is perfect for my husband (he's into all things nautical).  With Navy friends - this card reminds me of dog tags.
Stamping this anchor from the Guy Greetings stamp set on the Whisper White card stock is a sharp look.  Color in the anchor with the Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker.  Color the rope in with the Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker (both from the Neutrals Stampin' Write Marker collection).

Continue the look of this rope is fun and easy to do with the Silver Metallic Baker's Twine tied over the punched image.  Punch the Silver Foil and Rubber Stamped anchor with the Note punch and layer over the Adventure Bound cool picturesque Designer Series Paper.  Accent with a simple Rhinestone Jewel and BAM - it's a strong card for Father's Day!
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Show the men in your life how strong they are.  When life is on hyper speed (like it has been for me as of late) you need a strong man to keep you grounded and offer you support.  Father's Day is a great time to show that you care.  I miss my Daddy and Pappa and my Uncle lives across the nation but the strong men in my life have helped me to be strong as I felt so loved.  Sending a hand-crafted card is a simple way to show that you care and are grateful.  Join Me in creating and sending love in a rubber stamped card- this small measure of love will bless greatly.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sparkling Summer Crafternoon - RSVP


You are INVITED!  With Less than 48 Hours to RSVP this WOW Sparkling Summer Class (THIS Saturday the Crafternoon is from 1-3:30pm) is filling and FAST!!  It is the Sneak Peak of the New Catalog where the 6 cards we make we will create 3 BRAND NEW Cards using the Newest Stamps, Papers, Tools and MORE!  Take HOME the NEW Catalog as My Gift to YOU!!  ORDER From the New Catalog and The Retired Catalog (before they are gone!!) and take the class for FREE!!

 Hurry!!  I want YOU at this FUN Event!  Great Card Making, Crafting, Connecting and Nibbles!
 RSVP HERE!
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Russian Nesting Dolls hand-stamped card

Small things and small things that stack into one another are always a delight!  I love Russian Nesting Dolls.  They are vibrant in color, stack into one another and are tiny!  Creating a hand-stamped card with this great image, one that brings back memories of our youth is a great way to bless someone special (who treated you special).

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Create this colorful water-colored card with:
*Today & Everyday stamp set (wood 134129/clear 134132)
Watercolor Paper (122959)
*Flashback Designer Series Paper (133699)
Pool Party card stock (122924)
Pool Party ink pad (126982)
Real Red ink pad (126949)
Crushed Curry ink pad (131173)
Jet Black Stazon ink pad (101406)
Aqua Painters (103954)

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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!! 
I love the look of a soft water-colored image.  You can create layers and depth, shadowing, etc.  With our Aqua Painters the water is inside the pen!  Stamp the image with the Jet Black Stazon ink pad.  You can water-color on traditional card stocks and papers but the the best result is when you do so on our Watercolor Paper.  It is thicker and absorbs water to keep the paper flat for a high-quality look.

My beloved grandparents had a set of Russian Nesting Dolls and I don't know where it ended up since their passing. When my youngest discovered a set at one of our teacher's homes - she was over the moon!  Now for me to find a set.... hmmm... 
Pulling the color selection from the *soon-to-retire *Flashback Designer Series Paper to have a cohesive look to your project.  Layer the water-colored stamped image and add additional depth when you use the Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive.

*Don't say 'good-bye' to great stamp sets like these - bring them home at a great discount!!  Shop using this Hostess Code at check out 7KAKXZZK ) and I will send you a hand-stamped card from this stamp set!!  **ANY Ink Pad that you purchase - secure the Ink Refill to make sure that your ink pad lasts for years!!

See MORE:  Like this with the Today & Everyday stamped images in these posts: Enjoy the Ride , Ombre Coloring and Chinese Lanterns posts.
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I love that a rubber stamped image in a hand-crafted card can bring back memories of my youth.  Russian nesting dolls in one of my favorite and *soon-to-retire stamp sets delivers a pretty and unique hand-crafted card.  Water-colored image can be soft and not perfect while delivering a perfect Thank-You card for that someone special who did something special for you!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Soldier Thank-You Card

Memorial Day is one of those three day weekends that has a special meaning.  With a heart filled with gratitude, let us honor our soldiers and veterans with a hand-stamped card.  This simple card says it all with a simple Thank You, we can show our admiration and honor those amazing men and women who serve and protect our country and our freedom.
Create this patriotic hand-crafted card with:
For Your Country stamp set (wood 134219/clear 134222)
Work of Art stamp set (wood 134111/clear 134114)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Pacific Point card stock (111350)
Pacific Point ink pad (126951)
Real Red ink pad (126949)
White Craft Ink (101731)
Jet Black Stazon ink pad (101406)
Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive (104430)

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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!! 
Honor our soldiers when you frame them in an abstract version of our Old Glory.  Using the Work of Art stamp set to create this 'flag' the Pacific Point and Real Red is the perfect backdrop to our stamped Soldier image from the For Your Country stamp set stamped in the Jet Black Stazon ink pad.
I LOVE this quote.  It's so true and embodies the spirit of our amazing men and women who serve, their families who wait, pray and love from afar.  Stamped with the White Craft Ink the image easily shines on the Pacific Point card stock.  Give dimension with our Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive for a simple layering look.
Our debt... it isn't repayable.  Let us take this Memorial Day Weekend and honor our soldiers and veterans and their families.  See how I work with the For The Troops organization that actively supports our amazing soldiers and Join Me in sending a letter, becoming a pen-pal, financial donations, adopting a soldier, or donating your time to help assemble these boxes of love.
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Take time to honor true heroes.  They don't wear capes or star on TV but they wear dog tags and serve in the trenches and desserts.  This Memorial Day weekend take time to write a letter, join your children in reaching out to offer support to our soldiers and veterans.  The Troops Wish List is filled with easy and low-cost ways to fill a box with luxuries these active service men and women can't get where they are.  Sending a hand-crafted card is simple to do and will bless in a great way.  Thank You to all who have served and their families.  God Bless our Soldiers, their families and the USA.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I Need YOU!


I NEED YOU!! 
Your Help! 
I'm working and working HARD to earn this trip to Europe for my husband and I! 

I need YOU!! 
I need Private Classes NOW Through June! 
I have UPDATED the Private Class Options!!
I know we are all busy... but I need YOUR Help. Would YOU Consider Hosting a Private Class? I will mail hand-stamped invites to your guests, I will create the WOW Cards for YOU and Your Friends and Family to Create and YES - YOU get the NEW Catalog and Hostess Dollars (did you know that most hostesses score a $65 Shopping Spree and One Item or MORE at 1/2 OFF?!?!). I have until the End of JUNE...
I need People to Sign Up on my Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Team and SCORE $125 in Product for only $99! 

Pick A Date and Pick 20 Hand-Stamped Cards! 

Join My Team and Pick 20 Hand-stamped cards! 
Score the Shopping Spree and Hand-Crafted Cards!
 Book your private class today!
Call me to reserve your day & time slot 805-300-3679 call/text

Available dates: June 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20th or 21st

(If none of these dates work and you still want to book your private
class, we can find a date that works for you!)


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Chinese Lanterns and Chalkboard hand-stamped card

Create a cool and dramatic hand-stamped card with this soon-to-retire Today & Everyday stamp set.  One of my favorite stamp sets - I'm so sad to see it go!  This twist on the use of Chalkboard Paper, that I'm so sad will NOT be in the New Catalog out in June, will light up your day!
Create this simple but dynamic hand-crafted card with:
Today & Everyday stamp set (wood 134129/clear 134132)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Chalkboard Paper (137786)
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (130132)
Silver Encore ink pad (132142)
White Craft ink pad (101731)
Aqua Painter (103954)
Rhinestone Jewels (119246)

**  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 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!! 
I adore the Chalkboard Paper!!  It actually works with your chalks (shut the front door!!).  The rich brushed feel of this matte deep black is sure to take your projects to the next level.  Stamped for a dramatic look using the soon-to-retire Silver Encore ink pad and the Chinese Lanterns of the Today & Everyday stamp set.  Framed by the soon-to-retire Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack it has a cool and on-trend look.

Don't say 'good-bye' to great stamp sets like these - bring them home at a great discount!!  Shop using this Hostess Code at check out 7KAKXZZK ) and I will send you a hand-stamped card from this stamp set!!  **ANY Ink Pad that you purchase - secure the Ink Refill to make sure that your ink pad lasts for years!!

See MORE:  Like this with the Today & Everyday stamped images in these posts: Enjoy the Ride and Ombre Coloring posts.
Accent the image when take your Aqua Painter and watercolor (yes, watercolor) the White Craft Ink for a light to this project!!  What a fun twist to water-coloring when you use it with this non-traditional ink!

The soon-to-retire Silver Encore ink on the Basic Black card stock gives a dramatic look.  Framed out with the cool addition of the easy to use adhesive backed Rhinestone Jewels - you have a dynamic but super easy hand-stamped card.
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Light up someone's life with a pretty hand-crafted card.  Chalkboard is such a cool trend in art and in every coffee house or restaurant!  Incorporate it into your paper crafting and card making for a delightful look.  See the fun stamp sets and paper crafting tools that I love in these recent highlighted Retiring Posts. Score YOUR Awesome Stamp Sets, Papers, Inks and Accessories at a GREAT Savings before they are GONE come June!  Send some light into the world with a pretty and easy hand-stamped card like this one!

Seaside Wedding Shower

Celebrating life... it's simple and easy to do.  Decorating home, parties and life with hand-crafted love. Here a simple collection of signs takes this beach themed wedding shower to the next level of cuteness with this soon~to~retire By The Seashore stamp set that is perfect for this seaside wedding shower.  It doesn't have to be super expensive to decorate and celebrate when you use our paper-crafting products.

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Create these hand-crafted signs with:
By the Seashore stamp set (wood 132582/clear 126532)
Wetlands stamp set (wood 126695/clear 126697)
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
RETIRED and GONE...
2013-15 In Colors Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe card stocks and inks
Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine (135639)
Pearl Jewels (119247)

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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 the recently retired and GONE (it went the same day the list of retiring items was announced!) 2013-15 In-Color card stocks and inks to frame the words I printed on my Very Vanilla card stock. 
Don't say 'good-bye' to great stamp sets like these - bring them home at a great discount!!  Shop using this Hostess Code at check out 7KAKXZZK ) and I will send you a hand-stamped card from this stamp set!!  **ANY Ink Pad that you purchase - secure the Ink Refill to make sure that your ink pad lasts for years!!

See MORE:  This By The Seashore stamp set has helped to create these amazingly colorful images: Memories In A JarBeach Day InsirationPretty Swell, and Seaside Wedding Signs.
With a Menu, like this, you can highlight the delicious foods.  The Wetlands stamp set, inked in the Baked Brown Sugar ink, ties more of the beach theme into this wonderful celebration.  Layer the stamped card stock across the top for a coordinated look in your decorations.
With a fun invite like this digital one and these lovely labels it was easy to tie in the decorations.  Adding the adhesive backed Pearls adds an element of luxury while being easy!
Look at these amazing ladies that I am blessed to call my friends.  These ladies have had a hand in raising my kids and with a shoulder to lean on or a laugh to share, we are blessed to live life together. Celebrating Sherri and her upcoming wedding with a special shower like this. Participating in this special day is an honor, even in a small way like this.  It's easy to create hand-crafted signs that tie the meal into the theme of the party.
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Lined up to highlight the amazing foods - these hand-stamped signs are fun and festive while tying the event together.  Simple accents like these adhesive backed pearls takes a simple rubber stamped image on these hand-crafted signs to the next level.  Save money, time and energy when you create easy and fun hand-stamped decorations like this for your celebrations.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Personalized stamps

I LOVE our Personalized Stamps!!  We have a great collection of them.  Sadly - they are going away!!  Say it isn't sooooo!!  So I will be creating some fun and fabulous gifts for others (and myself) before they are gone!  Grab YOURS NOW - they are gone come the end of May!  Join me in creating and celebrating great personalized gifts and hand-crafted projects with these Personalized Stamps and these soon~to~retire stamp set.
Personalized these great stamp sets and then find the Wood Mount Stamp Cases to STORE these beauties (protecting the stamps, your desk while finding them easily).  The Wood Mount Cases (here is the Half sized 127552) with a pretty piece of our Designer Series Paper wrapped around to make a stylish while protecting the Photopolymer stamps.
See the FULL Collection of Personalized Stamps when you Click Here.

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Don't say 'good-bye' to great stamp sets like these - bring them home at a great discount!!  Shop using this Hostess Code at check out 7KAKXZZK ) and I will send you a hand-stamped card from this stamp set!!  **ANY Ink Pad that you purchase - secure the Ink Refill to make sure that your ink pad lasts for years!!

See MORE:  Like this Personalized stamp in these posts: Say It Your Way, and this Paper Cone post.
For MORE Than just your address stamp - though these are amazing for that.  These make great Fun Sayings, Signatures for business, card making, crafting, art, etc.
Wrapped Up - I need to have my things in their place or I lose them and my mind.  Here a stylish box holds and protects my stamp, I use a Stampin' Spot from our Paper Pumpkin kits and I now have a full kit ready to go or gift!
Leave a Note, Card or Picture in your box as this gift idea will remind someone of your care over and over.  Great for your Team, Staff and more!
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Create and Give a personalized gift for all those amazing people and hard to shop for people in your life.  A Custom Stamp is a low-cost but easy way to give a gift for everyone - those who craft and those who don't!  New homes, marriages, save-the-dates, graduations, etc. a customized stamp is a great way to mark the occasion and be useful over and over!  Grab yours NOW - before they are GONE!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Paper Pumpkin SALE

When was the last time you received a gift, in the mail, just for you??  One you can chose to share or keep to yourself??  One that brings beauty and enjoyment into your life???

Join the Paper Pumpkin Membership - an exclusive club of fun people who receive an all-inclusive kit that is filled with fun paper-crafting projects.  These kits will take you about 30 minutes to create something beautiful.  We can all (barely, I know) spare 30 minutes a month (even this busy mom of 6!).  

Right now NEW Paper Pumpkin subscribers can skip to the fun for less! Get 50% off your first two months of Paper Pumpkin when you sign up by June 10. Go to PaperPumpkin.com and use promo code: SAVE50. 

After your first two months, keep the creativity coming for just $19.95 USD/$24.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included). Each month a fully designed project kit will arrive at your door with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go. 
It’s commitment-free! You can suspend your membership at any time. So, go on, sign up for Paper Pumpkin. You’ll love it—we guarantee it!
(For new subscribers only, not valid on prepaid subscriptions. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. Offer ends June 10, 2015 at 11:50 pm (MT).)
Sign up at PaperPumpkin.com by June 10 with promo code SAVE50!

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get it. Pick ME, Jamie Albanese.

Come TRY The Fun!!  My girlfriends and I have these great kits coming and do them with our daughters!  With great tutorial videos to create these easy but fun projects, you can do it as it suggests or take it up a notch when you modify it to your own style!
Try the first two months for only $10! See what all the crafting fun is about.  Join US in creating these kits for only $5 at our Paper Pumpkin classes!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Cup Of Fashion hand-stamped card

This busy girl is a big fan of hot drinks... coffee, cocoa, tea.... and has a genuine passion for fashion!  Combine the two in this stylish hand-crafted card and you reach three of my favorite things (outside of my family and friends) Happy Fashion Friday!!  This is an ideal hand-stamped card for a stylish woman or even the men in your life.  Join me in creating and sending some love with this soon~to~retire Perfect Blend stamp set, Artisan Punch and Argyle Embossing Folder.
Create this fashionable hand-stamped card with:
Perfect Blend stamp set (wood 130745/clear 131392)
Basic Black card stock (121045)
Silver Foil Sheets (132178)
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (130132)
Silver Encore ink pad (132142)
Rhinestone Jewels (119246)
Artisan Label Punch (130920)
 Argyle Embossing Folder (127750) 
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)

**  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 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!! 
OK so I have a serious love of coffee (and hot cocoa and hot tea).  It's fun stamping this fun and cool travel cup from the soon-to-retire Perfect Blend stamp set (I will hoard this stamp set - lol) in the soon-to-retire Silver Encore ink on the Basic Black card stock gives a dramatic look.  Stamping the image on the Black piece of the soon-t0-retire Neutrals Designer Series Paper gives a fun and funky focal point to this card and cup!
My mantra to get through the day... this busy mom love this saying!  Stamped with the Silver Encore ink on the Basic Black card stock.  Punch the image out using the soon-to-retire Artisan Label Punch for a cool framed image.  The addition of a dash of sparkle using the adhesive backed Rhinestones is an easy wow accent. 
Don't say 'good-bye' to great stamp sets like these - bring them home at a great discount!!  Shop using this Hostess Code at check out 7KAKXZZK ) and I will send you a hand-stamped card from this stamp set!!  **ANY Ink Pad that you purchase - secure the Ink Refill to make sure that your ink pad lasts for years!!

See MORE:  This Perfect Blend stamp set has helped to create these amazingly colorful images: Memory Celebrating, Blendabilities, Coffee and Friends, Gift of Coffee, Cup of Christmas, Flowers and Coffee, and Joyful Chrismas Wishes hand-stamped creations.
Framed out with the cool addition of the easy to use adhesive backed Rhinestone Jewels - this card is dramatic and sexy (or is that my love of coffee speaking??).
The cool Silver Foil Sheets take on an almost masculine look of metal sheeting when you emboss it in this soon-to-retire Argyle Embossing Folder and Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  I love that this hand-crafted card works for the fashionably bold or the masculine card needs you may have.
High Shine... the small details like the Metallic Ink to the accents of the Rhinestones to the high-shine of the embossed Silver Sheets combines to make one tasty hand-stamped card!  It's hard to say good-bye to great stamp sets like this, add the fun embossing folder, punch, ink... whew this is a dynamic hand-crafted card that combines some amazing card making tools!
OK this post is a day late as I was snuggling sick kids last night (I was writing the post when they went down line dominoes!).  I LOVE Fashion, Coffee and Crafting (not in this order) just after my love of family and friends... so combing my love and passions in this Fashion Friday Post brings a piece of me to you!!  Who is willing to bring me THESE Fly Shoes??  Anyone?? I wear an 8-1/2 - lol.  My Shoe addiction is right up there with my clothes then hand-bag loves... sigh.  No matter WHERE you find your inspiration - have FUN and Craft so that you may send out a little love in a rubber stamped card.
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It is fun to send a hand-stamped card to someone and to see their reaction.  Saying good-bye is hard but Perk Up (lol) these items are still available as the Retiring List closes at the end of this month!  See the fun stamp sets and paper crafting tools that I love in these recent highlighted Retiring Posts.  This dramatic card is ideal for that man or woman in your life who likes drama, coffee, silver... and it's sure to be a blessing to anyone who receives it.  An easy card that delivers big shine!

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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