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Monday, February 29, 2016

Connect, Create over Card Making and Coffee

I do it every day... well, sure I create every day but I was talking about Coffee - lol.  I love the smell, the flavor, the warm cup in my hand.. sigh.  Combine it with my love of crafting and you can Join Us every Monday morning to Create, Connect over Card Making and Coffee at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters, for free!
Today we created these adorable cards using the February My Paper Pumpkin kit!  I'm not a flowery kind of girl, not really.  This set is so stinking cute that we had a blast creating it while we connected. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly crafting kit that comes directly to you!  My kids adore creating the kits, they are that easy and fun to do.  See how easy this kit was to create - then order your own kits from me.  See past creations when you click here.
OH and they are ON SALE right now - also giving you a FREE Sale~A~Bration item when you purchase the 3 month certificate (a wonderful gift for yourself, people with kids or limited crafting time and teachers).  The kits come with every thing you'll need - the adhesive, stamp sets, inks and cards... I love it!
I invite you to connect and create with me.  I have a calendar waiting for YOU to join us as we make friends, create works of art and bless others with a handmade card.  If you can't meet up, pick our Paper Pumpkin kits to come directly to you.  They have a video tutorial and even a PDF Tutorial with each kit.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

For the men, birthday cards

For the men in your life.. HERE is the Sneak Peak of the cards for THIS Friday's class!  I need FINAL RSVP's by TOMORROW (Monday, Feb 29th - Happy Leap Year!).  This class will include the Endless Wishes stamp set and the materials to create these five cards, making four of each on one fun-filled night!
A fun collection of handmade cards - this class will give you a variety of cards to use all year long.
This great stamp set is perfect to use all year long.

  





Join the FUN!  CLICK HERE for more details and to RSVP when you pick your options for the class (In-Person, To-Go, with envelopes or blocks or not) or click below.




Manly Men 20 Card Class In-Person or To-Go class option

Friday, February 26, 2016

Going for the Gold


Last Few Hours to RSVP!  
Take this fun Pot of Gold card making class TOMORROW from 1:30-3:30pm.  Create four fabulous cards in two hours.  Here is a Sneak Peak - make sure you RSVP ASAP below (take the class for FREE with a Minimum Purchase, pick the second option and that will go towards your minimum purchase).
Sparkle and Shine at this card making class.
Bring your adhesive or purchase some from the adhesive bar, all other supplies provided.
STAY - Stay and Join the Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Creative Class for FREE - This will be TWO MORE CARDS until 6pm and FREE This Month!


Crafternoon Card Making Class

Monday, February 22, 2016

Connecting, Crafting, Card Making and Coffee

 Deliver sunshine and a bit of Spring with this Work of Art stamped Flowering Fields hand-crafted card.  This card is even sweeter as the Flowering Fields stamp set is in limited production and is FREE during Sale~A~Bration (until March 31st).  Join Us and find time to connect, share life while we kick start our week with crafting fun at our card making classes.
**  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 love that card making is a wonderful way to Create, Connect and even enjoy a cup of coffee.. like our Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters on Monday mornings.
Create a Work of Art with this abstract stamp set. Build unique images out of the shapes, create scenes like this grass and sun filled look.  The saying(s) included are perfect for so much, too.  Here the Old Olive and Daffodil Delight stamp pads create a fun and artsy look. 
Have fun with this Fields of Flowers Free Stamp Set.  Stamp these flowers in the Black Archival ink pad.  Color in the blossoms and stems with the Melon Mambo and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers from the Brights collection.  Inspiration, it seems like Winter has skipped over California (sigh, again). Here is my inspiration for these cards:
This is a little bit of the new and the old.  Right Now and For A Limited Time.. there are free products during Sale~A~Bration.  This pretty Flowering Fields stamp set is awesome and rock this card, being FREE is a huge bonus!!  
I joined Stampin' Up! 10 years ago and still love receiving the generous discount on all of my paper crafting supplies - like this!  During Sale~A~Bration you can pick any $155 in items for only $99 including Free Shipping - that saves you $75!!  Connect and talk to me - let me show you how awesome it is.  *Free Items during Sale~A~Bration - grab yours NOW!! FOR A LIMITED TIME!!
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When was the last time you received Happy Mail versus bills and advertisements??  Create and send a pretty hand-made card that will deliver love, smiles and even Spring (no matter the weather outside).  Here a KISS (Keep It Simple Silly) stamped card is quick, fun and with bright pops of color - sure to brighten the day.  Join our card making classes and create some love while having fun and connecting with others.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Pot of Gold Crafternoon

Join Us and Create 4 WOW Gold Themed cards in one fun Pot of Gold Crafter-Noon!  HERE is a fun Sneak Peak of (parts of) the four pretty gold and sparkling cards we will create THIS Friday!  
Seats are FILLING - so RSVP ASAP and Secure YOUR Spot!  
(Bring a new-to-me Friend and Pick a Prize!!)
4 WOW cards that will deliver bright smiles!  This Pot-Of-Gold is a fun way to welcome in March.  
Join Us on February 27th 1:30-3:30pm. 
Seating is LIMITED so RSVP Below ASAP.
Don't forget to bring your adhesives or purchase from the Adhesive Bar.
Take this class for FREE with a Minimum Purchase - Pick the SECOND RSVP Payment for this Order Option.
Remember - for a LIMITED Time there is FREE Stamp Sets, Papers, Washi Tape and MORE with every $50 Purchase - during Sale~A~Bration.
I joined Stampin' Up! 10 years ago and still love receiving the generous discount on all of my paper crafting supplies - like this!  During Sale~A~Bration you can pick any $155 in items for only $99 including Free Shipping - that saves you $75!!  Connect and talk to me - let me show you how awesome it is.  *Free Items during Sale~A~Bration - grab yours NOW!! FOR A LIMITED TIME!!


Crafternoon Card Making Class

Manly Man card making class

Got Men?? 
Join Us on March 4th and Celebrate the Men in your life!  Create 20 hand-stamped manly cards to use all year long.  #ImBringingBirthdaysBack  Join Us for the Chocolate Fountain, Coffee/Tea/Cocoa Bar, Sangria and Card Making FUN!!
Join me in sending birthday cards out for birthdays!  Create 20 hand-crafted cards in ONE Night!  5 Designs, 4 of each design.  This FUN card making class is available In-Person or To-Go.  We will be using the Endless Wishes stamp set on these birthday cards - it is included in the class fee.
You can Add the Clear Blocks recommended to use this stamp set (Blocks: A, B and G).

RSVP's due by Feb 28th. Bring your Adhesive, Purchase from the Adhesive Bar and you can pre-order your envelopes.  Orders placed after will have their stamp sets delayed.

To-Go Classes will receive the cut card stock, stamp set, blocks (if added) and video tutorials on the cards.


Manly Men 20 Card Class In-Person or To-Go class option

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Vintage typewriter card making

I'm a vintage type of gal.. love the movement to return to simpler things (but don't take my kindle fire or iphone away from me - lol).  My dad used to give me a vintage type writer to play with as a kid while he worked away in his office.  Here is a sweet vintage inspired card in honor of my dear old dad (I'm sure he is looking down on me with a smile).  Join Us and create beautiful works of art and love, wrapped up in a handmade card at our card making classes.
Create this pretty vintage hand-crafted typewriter card with:
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**  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!! 
Stamp this pretty Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set's vintage typewriter on our Very Vanilla card stock using the Black Archival ink pad (ideal for water coloring as it doesn't run once dry).
~ Squeeze the in-color Mint Macaron ink pad, while closed, to create a collection of ink in the lid.
~ With water in your Aqua Painter and a near dry tip pull the Mint Macaraon ink (dont' squeeze too much water as it will cause the ink to dilute too much and it is hard to color the application of color).  
~ Water color the pretty typewriter in.
~ Fussy Cut it out with ease - use the Paper Snips and their precision tips, sharp blades to easily cut this pretty watercolored typewriter out.
~ Layer over the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I rolled the corners of this thinner, vintage feel and look pretty paper.
~ Accent with these pretty punched Pink Pirouette Itty Bitty Punch Pack flower.  Adding the adhesive backed Pearl Jewels for the perfect vintage, soft and pretty accent.
This is just like the typewriter my dad and grandparents had.  I love the click of each key as we had fun typing away.  
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!! 

Soft, pretty, easy and fun to create - this vintage, water colored typewriter is perfect for so many reasons!  For my Best Friend.. she's all girl all the way and so is her daughter.  I can't wait to change this up for Becca's birthday card. (Join Me as #ImBringingBirthdaysBack and send birthday cards to your family and friends!)  Take a fun card making class with us - the upcoming Pot of Gold class on Feb. 27th and the Manly Man 20 Birthday Card Class on March 4th (and my Grandfather's birthday).  

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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