Thursday, April 28, 2016

Flowers, lace and birthday wishes hand-crafted card

Creating a clean, easy and lovely lacy and lady themed card was a blast at a recent Card Making Class.  This card is full of (sniff, sniff) retiring stamp sets, colors, papers and accessories.  This In-Color collection is leaving too (Say it isn't so, Joe!)  Score your deals on these retiring items and then RSVP and Join Us at Upcoming Card Making and Crafting Classes (in-person or to-go).  
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BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU,Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make cards all year long!! 
In-Colors are a rotating two year collection of colors that overlap with another collection.  These are on-trend, oh so pretty and yet classic!  The Hello Honey card stock and patterned flowers in this Retiring English Garden Designer Series Paper, is retiring - eeek!  This pretty Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim is so fluffy!  The Mint Macaron is also part of the In-Color collection that is staying.  
To say we had FUN - is an understatement!  Crafting is just the best therapy.  You can create, connect with others and then deliver smiles with our hand-stamped cards.  Join Us and create while you connect as you are worth it (seating is limited - so RSVP early to secure you and your friend's spots).  
This is a quick and easy hand-crafted card to create. The retiring and must-have as it's so sweet, easy to read and covers 23 different occasions. It fits your scrap strips or punches with ease, too!  Here the Black Archival Ink Pad really allows it to hold up on this pretty handmade card.  

Accent with these pretty In-Color Blossom Accents that, yes, are retiring!  The Glue Dots hold it perfectly.  Using the Fast Fuse adhesive to adhere the pretty paper and the ribbon to it.  
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Created to bless someone, this feminine card is just lovely and perfect for Spring.  Join Us at our upcoming Lovely Ladies card making night (20 hand-made cards, one fun filled night).  We had fun connecting as we created this hand-crafted card and now it can be sent to bless and connect with others.  

Top Five Stamp Sets that are Going, Going, GONE!!

I am so sad to say 'Good-Bye' to the awesome collection of stamp sets, papers, inks/colors, accessories, die-cuts and embossing folders that Stampin' Up! has retiring.  Gladly - I will NOT let some of my favorites go!!  

I was asked, "What are your MUST Haves on the Retiring List" so here is the stamp sets I'd recommend - even if I love them all, lol:

Top Five Retiring Stamp Sets


1.And Many More Wood-Mount Stamp Set
134273s This is a fun, funky and easy to use stamp set that will cover most if not all of your card making needs! Great for planners, card making, scrapbooking, memory documenting and more! This stamp set has 23 sayings that fit into so many punches andddd your scrap paper strips!
2.Tap Tap Tap Clear-Mount Stamp Set
134204s Fun. Funky, Old and New-Again! Typewriters bring back the memories of old. This cute little vintage piece fits words in the page that is 'typed'. It is fun and easy to color. It brings back memories of old and smiles anew!
3.The Open Sea Clear Stamp Set
123032s Vintage, classic, elegant, easy to use - this stamp set is a must! Perfect for any man in your life, young and old.. it is great for all of your crafting needs!
4.Petite Pairs Clear Stamp Set
122497s Clear Script, Elegant and Easy to Read.. this is a fun stamp set that you can use together or solo! It fits most punches, is easy to read and says so much!! 18 different greetings - these cover so many needs in sending love!
5.Boys Will Be Boys Clear-Mount Stamp Set
134138s Many people find it a challenge to create a boy/masculine themed card. This collections works ideally for the young and young-at-heart males in your life! I will so miss this for all of those guys in my life.
Score YOURS before they are GONE!  Stampin' Up! has stopped production of the items on our retiring list!  Purchase yours now - and receive a BONUS Gift from ME!! CLICK HERE to see MORE!

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Welcome hand-crafted card

Today we had a blast creating unique and personalized hand-crafted cards at our Connect, Create over Card Making and Coffee free card making class.  This handmade card was inspired by a crafter's request for a new home card.  The FUN of this card was the ease of personalizing it for so many celebrations in your life!  Join Us as we create and connect at our card making classes.
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BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU,Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make cards all year long!! 
Bright, fun and a pop of sparkle, this easy hand-stamped card was personalized by the 6 ladies all in different ways this morning!  We all couldn't resist the addition of a dash of sparkle, using the Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush (ohhhh I just LOVE these!).   

This retiring Welcome Words stamp set is a must have to welcome someone onto Your Team, the Real World, New Home, Baby, Birthdays, Back and more!!  Order it, from me, and receive bonus gifts!
10 years ago I signed up to receive a discount on my paper crafting supplies.  I then held classes for my Mom's Club friends and we created cards for soldiers.  Then it grew into a monthly class and now it's a vital part of my life.  Crafting and Card Making brings me the very best people in my life!!  It is all about creating and connecting then sending these hand-crafted cards out to bless others.  Every Monday we meet up at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters for a FREE Card Making and connecting time.  
Birthdays.. we all have them and so do those in our lives.  Here is a fun, festive and easy hand-crafted birthday card is perfect for my #ImBringingBirthdaysBack where I am trying to send birthday cards to those in my life.  If YOU want one - email me your contact info and birthday and I'll try to send you a hand-crafted card and a gift.
Personalize it with the same Designer Series paper pack but each piece as two sides that all coordinate.  Add interest with the soon to retire Curvy Corner Trio Punch (I LOVE this punch and will miss sharing it with others - grab yours now, before they are gone.)
I love how my Fast Fuse adhesive holds the pretty paper down to the card stock and the Stampin' Dimensional adhesive pops up the greeting.  So easy to create interest on your hand-crafted cards.
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I advise people to pick a stamp set that covers many celebrations.  Add in a pretty stamp set that is your style, paper and inks.  This is a must-have stamp set for any and all who have a team (direct sales, sales, sports, etc), and those who celebrate life.  Easy and fun to use, too!  Join Us as we create, connect and have FUN over card making.  

Saturday, April 23, 2016

A day of crafting..

I'm blessed beyond measure!  Today was a super fun day of crafting and some surprise gifts and a house full of fun ladies! 
I was blessed with stunning hand-crafted cards, coffee cups that speak my language, a stunning bracelet, bottle of wine and a bevy of awesome ladies to brighten my day!! Happy 40 to me! 

Crafting with a wonderful bunch of beauties. We had so much fun and laughter. Crafting ROCKED! If YOU missed out DO NOT MISS our Upcoming Card Making Classes and Planner Meet Ups!  We would LOVE to have you join us!!
I love how Amy shares the fun she had! She was so awesome (and blessed me with the cool coffee mug above). 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sneak Peak April Showers May Flowers

Ok, So I mayyyyy have out done myself - lol.  I just Love the cards we will be creating THIS Saturday at the April Showers, May Flowers card making crafternoon (say that five times fast - eek).  Here is a sneak peak of the shiny, sparkling, pretty flower and nature inspired handmade cards.  Which is YOUR Favorite??
April is my birthday month - and today is actually my 40th birthday - eek!  I always associate April with rain, Spring growth and tons of pretty flowers.  Here is a collection of hand-stamped cards that has shine, flowers, sparkle and nature.  I adore them ALL!  Seeing them in-person (it is challenging to photograph the WOW factor to these beauties) will delight you.
Don't Miss OUT!  Seating is LIMITED for the classes this weekend.  RSVP and Bring Your Friends and You BOTH will receive a gift!  These four fabulous hand-crafted cards are only $15 or FREE with a minimum purchase.  
DOUBLE YOUR Pleasure!  RSVP and STAY for a Day of Crafting when you Join the Creative Connections card making class and dinner.  With raffles, prizes, demonstrations, 4 More hand-crafted cards and DINNER - whew - the fun is limitless!  Join the Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family bonus Creative Connections class and save when you RSVP for BOTH Classes.  *I'll be sharing the NEW Upcoming Catalog, Stamp Sets, In-Colors, Pretty Designer Series Papers and MORE - shhhhh.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Shine, it's your day handmade card

Shine... one of my favorite songs as a child that I was sung to and now sing it to my kids is "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine...".  This sweet and simple hand-crafted card is a hit from a recent card making class.  I just love this die and stamp set (and it's extra sweet as it is a bundle for a limited time - saving me 15% when I buy them together!).  Join Us to create, connect and have fun while card making at our classes (in-person or to-go).  
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BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU,Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make cards all year long!! 
Quick, cute and perfect for so many reasons - this handmade card is a great one for anyone's collection. 
~ Die Cut this Sunburst Thinlit Die on the Gold Foil Sheet for this golden card with the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.
~ This pretty patterned vellum was from the recent Sale~A~Bration collection but our Vellum card stock works so well in this cloud from the Tree Builder Punch.  
~  Stamp this saying on the die-cut gold foil with the Black Archival ink pad (but caution, it can slip while stamping on a slick surface like this gold foil).  
~ The Glue Dots are so easy to use on this hand-stamped card.  NOTE:  Hide the glue dots as they'll show on the vellum (I hid some of the adhesive and cloud under the sun for ease and interest).
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Create and deliver a bit of sunshine with this handmade gold card.  I love the real reflection on this card thanks to that awesome gold foil.  Join us to create, connect and deliver smiles with a hand-crafted card that you made at our card making classes (in-person or to-go).  I love creating with others and supporting my family while I do so.  If you want it all (like I do) and want to order from teh next catalog before it's released to the public - grab the Best Deal in Town a.k.a. our Starter Kit and pick any $125 in crafting goodies + Free Shipping and bonus gifts for only $99!  Bring home the crafting and join the Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family - scoring me!
~ Happy Stamping!

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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