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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bonus Deals!!


This month is all about Bonus Deals, and I'll help YOU Score these Amazing Deals. We're adding more items to the Clearance Rack at the beginning of the month, and there will be more products in the Weekly Deals, too. 


Promotion :
Dates: June 30-August 3, 2015
  • There will be extra Weekly Deals up to 30% off retail and extra Clearance Rack items up to 60% off retail.
  • All order types qualify: customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online orders. 
  • (Join My Team for the BEST Deal!!)
  • Newly added Clearance Rack items will be added and will remain in the Clearance Rack sections while supplies last and will not be removed at the end of the promotion.  (Limited Quantities - so SCORE YOURS Now for your own collection or as a great list!!)
  • Weekly Deals will be offered in limited quantities. Once the quantity for the discounted items has been reached, the items will be removed from Weekly Deals, but they will still be available at retail prices. 


I adore shopping On-Line... with my 6 kids and hectic but blessed life I enter Target and my mind blanks - this maybe due to the kids arguing or receiving random errand texts from my husband - oh, is it only me who suffers this joy??  So when I load my Amazon cart or my Stampin' Up! cart I know that I'm getting EXACTLY what I want and at a great savings (I love my discount - I'm just saying!!).

So SHOP On-Line NOW and Use this Hostess Code ( FUX9CETQ) for Jamie Albanese as your hostess and 
SAVE with this MASSIVE Sale of 30% OFF!!  SCORE!!
I am doing a Drawing for a Mystery Hostess with a 
Shopping Spree come the End of JULY!!  
EVERY Order YOU Place On-Line 
USING the Hostess Code above earns you a ticket!
SCORE these deals and every order will score a 
ticket in the bucket for a Drawing of a 
Hostess Dollar Shopping SPREE!!  



Week of June 30 - July 6: Limited quantity available at a discounted price:
 Item #Product Name Available Quantity 
133785 Fun Flower Punch  2750 
138399 Silver Sequin Trim  1100 
139001 Pretty Petals 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock Assortment Pack  1500 
138389 Brights Sequin Assortment3000 
138415 Smoky Slate Thick Baker's Twine1200
138379 Build A Banner Kit  2500 
138393 Classy Designer Buttons  2100
134569Calypso Coral 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon  3500 
129026 Fuse Fast Adhesive  2500 
1336542014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers  7500 
133782 2" Circle Punch  2800
**Note: Updated weekly when new weekly deals go live.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Memory Celebrations

Oh what a blessing it is... creating and connecting is often the best part of my week!  So when my friend Kim agreed to host a Private Class with me - we had fun planning a Memory Documenting Private Class.  See some of the fun we had on this Memory Celebrating Monday post.
What is great about the Project Life system is you can create easy pages that look great within minutes!
Our Card Collections cover every need you may have for a great price.  I have compiled three fun collections that cover all of your needs.  See the full collection of Memory Documenting items when you CLICK HERE.
This Catalog is the best I have seen in years!  I adore it.  Kim was so addicted that these tags are her 'must haves'!  She is smart enough to score the amazing deal going on through June of $250 for only $99!!

I love what Kim did with this 5"x 7" photo of her son and her husband on his knees.  Framed in black card stock she cut to fit across these three pockets.  It looks great while not taking away to focus on her page.
Great times... as our kids grow and leave the home it is fun to go back and add their photos into books.  Her son may be grown up but it's fun to relive the moments when they were still young and malleable.
Join Us in Celebrating and Documenting our Memories in a fun Private Class (where you score a fun shopping spree!) or in our Memory Documenting Club that meets the second Sunday of each month.  Leave a legacy of love that is fun to relive while freeing you from the guilt of those pictures staying on your phone, computer or in boxes.

Best Deal in TOWN!




HURRY - Last TWO Days to Score $250 for only $99!!
Join the Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Team and have a blast as you 
SCORE $125 and FREE Shipping for only $99 
THEN pick ANY Two Stamp Sets for FREE!!
 (For Example) 
Score any two of the awesome and extra large stamp sets:
Crazy About You ($52)
Big News ($44)
Butterfly Basics ($48)
Guy Greetings ($52)
PLUS A BONUS 30% OFF your first order - this goes away for anyone who joins after July 1st!
A GREAT Time to score the Big Shot, Die-Cutting, Heat Tool, and MORE at a Massive Discount!!  
But HURRY - Time is LIMITED - I am ONE Person Away from Executive Manager - I need YOUR Help!!  Refer a friend and score a free stamp set from me ($25 value) after they join!

Christmas in July



MAKE YOUR LIST and CHECK IT TWICE...
JOIN US for a Fun SUMMER Break with this WOW
Christmas in July
Reserve YOUR Seat for this WOW Event
10 Stunning Fun Christmas Cards (2 each of fun fabulous designs!) waiting for YOU in ONE Day!! 
$25 or 1/2 OFF with a $35 or more purchase.
(bring your own adhesives and envelopes or purchase here)
Come expecting to be SPOILED with great cards, music, chocolate fountain, holiday drinks, gift wrapped presents for all who attend and more!!
Top it off I will have a mini Boutique of local vendors that you can score some great gift ideas.
WHEN:  Saturday July 18th 12:30-3:30pm
Where:  Jamie's Home Studio (it may be moved depending on how many join this event)
1810 Colgate Drive ~ Thousand Oaks, CA
(The First 10 who RSVP receives a BONUS Gift!)
Bring a friend or family and pick a prize!!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Artistic Friend hand-stamped card

We all have them, don't we?  Friends... whether is a few hundred on Facebook, those you know around town to a select few (that you can probably count on your one hand) of amazing people you count as your inner circle; we have 'friends'.  Celebrate the special people in your life with a pretty hand-crafted card that celebrates that special relationship.  Create some love when you Join Us at our fun Card Making Classes!
Create this Artistic Friend card with:
Awesomely Artistic stamp set (wood 138694/clear 139950)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Pear Pizzazz ink pad (131180)
Pool Party ink pad (126982)
Island Indigo ink pad (126986)
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 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!! 
Such an easy card to create that is extra pretty thanks to this new and stunning Awesomely Artistic stamp set!  I like to start from the bottom up... so stamping these 'bushes' in the Pear Pizzazz ink, then the random splatters and frame in the Pool Party ink with the dragonfly and Friend sentiment in the Island Indigo ink.  Simple, elegant, easy.  Add a dash of sparkle, a little something special with the adhesive backed Rhinestone jewels.  

A Crafter's Tip.. Odd numbers look best.  My hubby will tell you that I like even numbers but when it comes to crafting odd numbers (3, 5, 7, etc) look best.  So adding an odd number in the three sizes of our adhesive backed Rhinestone jewels gives you a 'balanced' looking hand-crafted card.
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Celebrate those special people in your life, the relationships that are priceless while free.  I'm blessed to have found a wonderful group of women in my life who are my friends.  True, real, honest women who love on my family and I.  Those who join me in this crazy walk we call life.. helping me to carry the burden in life while holding my head high.  A pretty hand-stamped card doesn't have to be difficult.  See how fun it is to create an Easy card that still showers love on others in an elegant way. I challenge YOU to send some love, just-because, to those amazing people in your life, a hand-crafted card is a hug folded into a card - so, go ahead, and send a hug and some pretty art today! 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Kids Club

When our girls wanted to craft with us, several moms who enjoy my Paper Crafting classes and/or who are in my Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Team.  Many of us enjoy our My Paper Pumpkin and realized that it's the perfect fit for our kids!!  The kids have taken over - and now lead a self-lead group of fun crafting every month!  

A great crafting escape for all of the seasons in your life!
A full kit with EVERYTHING you may need to create fun paper crafting projects.  Adults, Grandparents, Moms, Kids... these kits are fabulous in allowing creativity to flow!

Seriously - these girls are too cute!  When the kits are shipped a fun email is sent to let you know when to expect it.  The moms in the group organize a day that is convenient of all of us (some are out of town or unable to meet and create the kits when it is convenient to them).  


Click Here - see the OPTIONS in saving on these great kits!  Need to Skip A Month??  MyPaperPumpkin has that option!  Simply enter your profile and opt to skip a month (but with the convenience of it's waiting for you, you may not want to skip the fun at all!!).
See the FUN the girls are having with this fun glimpse into our Paper Pumpkin Kids Club with the recent June 2015 gathering.  The great thing?? Can't make it (too busy or live too far away?
NO Problem!! 
 My Paper Pumpkin comes directly to your door and you everything you need to craft at your convenience.  
NOT Just For Kids!!  
These full kits are thoroughly enjoyed by Adults and Kids!!  They come with a fun assembly video that MyPaperPumpkin.com and I post on my blog.  With boys and girls in our club from ages 5-11 this has been a fun time for the kids to create and not demand a ton of mom's time (a great time for us moms to connect and get a break - lol).  I also have an amazing collection of Women and a Man who order and enjoy these all-inclusive crafting kits.

What to do:  
~  Go to My Paper Pumpkin to select a monthly payment and Subscribe, picking ME, Jamie Albanese, as your Demonstrator
~Or contact ME, Jamie Albanese to order your discounted pre-paid subscription.
~ Look forward to the FUN that will be on it's way to YOU!  (Subscribe before the 10th of the month to receive the kit that month - shipped usually on the 15th of the month.)

Blushing Pink Flowers Thanks hand-crafted card

Beauty comes in many forms, from a kind word, to a beautiful outfit, to a piece of art.  On this fun Fashion Friday Post I find inspiration in a beautiful dress that insoires a pretty hand-crafted Thanks card! Join me in celebrating beauty and sending it out when you enjoy one of our Card Making Classes!
Create this pretty card with:
Blushing Bride card stock (131198)
Basic Black card stock (121045)
Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper (138444)
Subtles Stampin' Write Marker collection (131263)
Greetings Thinlits (138275)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658)
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 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 this dress!!  I want it for myyyy collection.  It inspired me to create this elegant card that was perfect for our recent Stamper's 10 Club meeting.  A simple card that says so much with one simple word.  Like this pretty dress, simple can be elegant.  Finding inspiration from the beauty of what surrounds us, fashion is a fun way to combine two of my loves into one (Happy Fashion Friday!!).
Altering this stunning collection of paper, the Timeless Elegance is probably the most stunning collection of paper in my 9+ years as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  Using the brush side of the Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker (from the Subtles Collection) coloring in these flowers is  a fun way to create a coordianting look.
Using the new Greetings Thinlits on our Big Shot Magnetic Platform and Die-Cutting Machine it's fun and easy to die-cut this greeting.  Layered in both the coordinating Blushing Bride and Black card stock this shadowing of the two is a fun look.  How simple it is to create this sentiment with a few twists of the wrist all in an easy hand-crafted card.

Ask ME how YOU can get the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine for FREE or 1/2 OFF!!  With a full collection from the one of the best catalogs in ages - you can be the first to enjoy the awesomeness and score the FREE Items when you book a Private Class with me!
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Create and send beauty in the mail.  What a fun way to join in another's celebrations, needs and show your gratitude with a pretty hand-crafted card.  Thank YOU for supporting my blog.  Join Us at the Stamper's 10 Club and see what all the fun is about.  I may not be able to draw much but I can create art and send beauty (inspired by fashion and life) when I create a hand-crafted card.  Who knew that you could send art in the mail - lol.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Bricks and butterflies hand-stamped card

I love a mix of what is soft to what is hard, creating a fun looking hand-stamped card.  Here with the look of the rough 'brick' wall and the soft, floating butterfly underneath you have a cool looking image that embraces all that is Summer at our home. This simple, quick and easy hand-stamped bricks and butterfly hand-crafted card is a fun twist on what you may expect.

****THANK YOU for supporting my blog!  Are you a Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Stamper - they received this tutorial last week! Sign Up NOW for this FREE Tutorial!  Happy Crafting!!****

Create this Bricks and Butterfly card with:
Watercolor Wings stamp set (photopolymer 139424)
Cherry Cobbler ink pad (126966)
Daffodil Delight ink pad (126944)
Early Espresso ink pad (126974)
White Craft ink pad (101731)
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
Cherry Cobbler card stock (119685)
Daffodil Delight card stock (119683)
Brick Wall Embossing Folder (138288)
Bold Butterfly Framelits (138135)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658)
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 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!! 
I can't tell you how much I adore this new Watercolor Wings photopolymer stamp set!!  Such a beautiful collection that is limitless in color combinations.  Here pairing up the Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso inks for a warm and pretty watercolor looking butterfly.

This summer we have a wonderful collection of floating butterflies through my garden.  I adore these critters that symbolize restoration, a new start.
Creating a brick wall is fun and easy with the new Brick Wall embossing folder.  This 6"x6" extra large Embossing Folder is awesome!!  With the beauty of a red and white tipped brick wall (like we have at our home) you get the sense of the age, strength and rough that is in a brick wall.  Using the Stampin' Sponge and White Craft Ink this distressing is easy and fun to do.
With the help of our Color Coach and Paper Snips (103579) it's fun to combine colors and then create this window in the brick wall.  With super sharp tips, the Paper Snip is an amazing tool.  Here it trimmed out these 'bricks' to reveal the soft butterfly beneath.
Raised above to create dimension the Stampin' Dimensional adhesive (104430).
My dear friend who blesses me with her southern charm, Helyn, reminds me to decorate the INSIDE of our cards (she is so very good at this!!).  Using the cut bricks and adding them to the inside is a great way to utilize what you may have tossed away.  I love the interest to the inside of the card that is cohesive to the front.
Creating this card is easy with this simple collection of great tools that result in a cool crafting experience.

Ask ME how YOU can get the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine for FREE or 1/2 OFF!!  With a full collection from the one of the best catalogs in ages - you can be the first to enjoy the awesomeness and score the FREE Items when you book a Private Class with me!
What do you think??  Please Share Me and This with a Pin, Email, Facebook post, Tweet.. and Join Me with a follow on these avenues like Pinterest and YouTubeInstagram, LinkedIn and Foursquare! Get even MORE Gettin' Crafty Stampin' with our Exclusive Mailing List and it's many rewards!!

Deliver a fun, whimsical with interest hand-crafted card to those you love.  I like that this card has a soft and rough element to it.  Heavier than a butterfly while lighter than a brick it's fun to send a small piece of cheer and thank someone for their care. Join Us at our upcoming card making classes and you can bless another who deserves a pretty hand-stamped card.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sushi Memories, This Is The Life!!

My life is uber busy but so very, very blessed.  We live in one of the best communities.  One of our favorite afternoon get-away is a trip to the Harbor to enjoy ice-cream, music, food, boats, sea-life... but it's especially true when the Fish Boat comes in!!  Shut the FRONT Door!!  Fresh Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna, Opah, Albacore, and more!!  Join me on this Memory Celebrating Monday post as I celebrate our life!
Create pages like this with:
Black Faux Leather 12"x12" Project Life Album (135292)
Variety Pack 12"x12" Project Life Photo Pocket Pages (135295)
This Is The Life Project Life Card Collection (138460)
This Is The Life Accessory Pack (138461)
Expressions Natural Elements (138395)
Mini Glue Dots (103683)


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!!
With 100 Cards I can create a custom but coordinated looking page in our family's album. Combine with the fun This is the Life Accessory Pack I can add washi tape, clear stickers, wooden elements, alphabets to spell out words and more!!  

I'm a busy mom and have very little time... but I enjoy leaving a legacy of love for my kids and some day grandkids.  Organizing and getting these pictures into a book makes me feel like a super hero!

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 husband is famous for his Spicy Tuna Rolls.  Using the fun Sushezi we found on Amazon we create wrap free rolls - perfect as we eat them in mass quantity.  
With fun cards and cool clear stickers, it is fun to highlight what we love and how an amazing dinner is the highlight to our day/week/month!!
Our family really does Celebrate the time when the Fish Boat comes in!!  Using the Naturals Expression words cut in wood... it's a fun accessory that brightens the day!  (Sushi is one of the ways to get my oldest two and one fiance to come home and enjoy family time - lol.)
The Harbor delivers sea life, fresh fish (off the Fish Boat), cool boats and kayaks and even a Pirate Boat!!  Well, it may not have actual pirates but with the many festivities one boat is a whoot to climb aboard.  
The Accessory Pack has such fun accessories!!  These cool die-cut wood pieces highlight the boat "&" the fun my kids have.  I love adhering them on the outside of the picture pocket for a fun touchable accent.
What do you think??  Please Share Me and This with a Pin, Email, Facebook post, Tweet.. and Join Me with a follow on these avenues like Pinterest and YouTubeInstagramLinkedIn and Foursquare!  Get even MORE Gettin' Crafty Stampin' with our Exclusive Mailing List and it's many rewards!!

It is fun and easy to create and leave a legacy of love for my kids.  With one daughter getting married this year it's becoming even more important to celebrate our memories.  Taking the pictures OFF of my iPhone is key and then these pages quickly come together and look smashing!!  With simple cards and fun accessories I can organize our family memories while celebrating life.  You, too, can leave a legacy of love and do it quickly with this system.  Join me on our Memory Celebrating Monday Posts, Schedule a fun Private Class to do this or Join Our Club!!

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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