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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Create and Connect over Card Making and Coffee

Join us each Wednesday morning to create and connect over card making and coffee at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters.

Washi My Bible, my adventures in bible journaling

I love Bible Journaling.  I do.  I struggle with drawing inside my bible, except notes, until I found the Beautiful Word Bible, Coloring Bible.  Squeee!  It's so pretty!  I took my bible up a notch with this fun technique.  I can't wait to do my daughter's.  See this fun tutorial and video!  
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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!! 
I just love the Washi Tape that we have with Stampin' Up!.  It's so beautiful, top quality and perfectly coordinates with our pretty Designer Series Papers, inks and card stocks.
I have fallen in-love with the Beautiful Word Bible series (I grabbed one off of Amazon, the others are personalized and off of ChristianBooks).  They have some bibles with stunning artwork inside, full of color and beauty (I own two of those).  Recently they came out with a Coloring Bible.  My girls and I now each own one and find time in His Word as we color, connect and refresh (with worship music in the background).

Tool Tip Tuesday (here is TWO cool Tips for you!): 
~ I don't know how you store your washi tape.  I stumbled on this cool use of an embroidery hoop.  Remove the inner hoop (with no opening).
Use the outer hoop (with a closure that makes it easy to open, add on, etc.) to store your washi tape collections!  I also use those climbing hook things if there are specific collections I love and want to take with me, on the go, for my planner, etc.  Easy Peasy and no mess or lost washi tapes.
~  Grab a Bible Mat.  Illustrated Faith created great Bible Mats to use when writing, journaling, coloring, art work, etc in your bible.  It's awesome!  So easy to use and I now own two - one for my bible I keep in my car (for note taking, doodling in church, quite moments when I can grab them) and one for my Coloring Bible.
It's like a beautiful Patchwork Quilt on my bible.  I just love it!

So easy to create, see this Video Tutorial (below) for a few minute demo (just excuse my mess - eeek!) on this way to upgrade your bible (or book of choice - though not a kindle - lol).  Thanks to my friend Connie for this idea!
~  Grab a Bible and your favorite collection of Washi Tape.
~ Line up 1/2 across the edge of each book of your bible.
~ Rub on using your Bone Folder for a good grip.
~ Wrap around and do it again on the other side of the paper.
~ Play with your patterns - have fun!

Created at a recent Project Life Kid's Club.. these girls had a blast creating on their own..  it's a ton of fun!


I hope that you enjoyed this Video Tutorial. Don't forget to Sign Up and Follow my Gettin' Crafty Stampin' YouTube Channel.
Thanks to Sweat Pants & Coffee for always saying what's on my heart.  She's so on point and while she's battling cancer, her cheer and love reminds me to take care of me, first.  To delve into His Word and nourish my soul.
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Lately I've been a little baren inside. Dry and tired.  My dear friend reminded me to get refreshed when I plug into His Word and time with God.  I've been intentional about doing so and am feeling way better.  Take your bible or books up a notch with this fun and easy technique.  Let me know what YOU do with your washi tape, I can't wait to see.  Remember you can join us to create and connect over card making, shop with me 24/7 and join us virtually with my fun blogging posts.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

24 Hour Sale and Free Rhinestones and Pearls!



Cyber Monday 24 Hour Doorbusters and final hours of the Online Extravaganza!
Combine the 24 hour sales, Online Extravaganza and 25% Off Stamp Set sales on Monday only. Hurry, it's all ending Monday night. 40% OFF and 24-hour doorbuster sales!

COMBINE OFFERS:
Double dipping is allowed and encouraged with this special sale.
  • Paper Pumpkin Kits - subscriptions and ideas
  • Clearance Rack
TODAY'S DOORBUSTER LIST


More details about today's sale:  SHOP NOW:

Promotion period: November 21-28, 2016
* Discounted items/bundles available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, starter kit, and online).
* You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately.
* Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends.
* There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price.
* Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
Discounts range from 10-40%. Note: While some retiring holiday products may be discounted during the retiring list promotion in December, no discounts will be greater than the discounts being offered during Online Extravaganza.
During Online Extravaganza, a selection of past Paper Pumpkin kits and refill kits will be available to both subscribers and non-subscribers.
* Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales.
* The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 21 and runs
through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.
* The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28 and
runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.




Friday, November 25, 2016

Create and Sparkle for FREE!

Join Us FOR FREE to Create and Connect over Sparkling Christmas Cards Tomorrow!  We will be having fun as we create and connect over these stunningly sparkling handmade Christmas Cards at our Sparkling Christmas Crafternoon from 1:30-3:30pm.  Each card is going to WOW those who see it.  Hurry and RSVP.. and take the class for FREE*!!

Create some FUN and Sparkle for FREE.. Shop ONLINE and SAVE up to 40% OFF, Take Home FREE Rhinestones or Pearls and take this Sparkling Christmas Card Making Class FOR FREE* (*with a minimum purchase)!


Squeeeeee - SAVINGS!!
Save Up to 40% and enjoy FREE Rhinestones, Pearls and Crafting!!

Create and Connect TOMORROW - Wow people with your amazing skills (no experience necessary - novice to pro will have fun!).
$15 or FREE with a Minimum Purchase!
Soldiers.. we'll be creating 65 Soldier Goody Bags to send to actively deployed soldiers.  Please RSVP Join Us for our Creative Connections Card Making Class and Dinner (a bonus and second class this Saturday) as we send care packages to those who serve and protect!

Deliver love


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sparkling Christmas

Create THIS Saturday 
November 26th from 1:30-3:30pm
and Deliver a stunning collection of 
Sparkling Christmas Cards!
One Fun Filled Crafternoon
Four Stunning and Sparkling Christmas Cards
$15 or Free with a Minimum Purchase
STAY... 
Join Our Creative Connections Card Making Class & Dinner.. 
Our Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family will be assembling 65 bags for soldiers who are actively deployed and sending them.  We currently send hand made cards to this troop each month so that they have a beautiful card to send home to family and friends.  Join Us in sending some care packages to them during this holiday season.

Items still needed: if you want to join in creating and even if you want to donate towards these bags, there are items we are still gathering.  
Contact Jamie@GettinCraftyStampin.com to see what YOU can pick from and supply.

RSVP to Join Us as we Create 4 bonus cards to take home, assemble care packages and enjoy a yummy dinner!  Pick One or TWO Classes that day.  This second class and assembly of care packages (with a yummy dinner) is 3:30-7:30pm... so RSVP and see all of the 411.. 
If you Take BOTH Classes for a Crafting Day of FUN and Save when you take BOTH Classes!

Nuts about you handmade card

I love Fall.  I love how it brings the joys of baking, family, friends and gratitude. Show someone you are Nuts about them and Grateful for them with this pretty handmade card.  Created at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters where we Create and Connect over Card Making and Coffee on Wednesday mornings.

**  SHOP 24/7 with me.  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!! 
Ohhhh the shine of it.. sigh.. I love our Copper Foil Sheets!!  See how fun and easy it is to create this pretty thankful handmade card.

~  Punch an Acorn from Very Vanilla card stock  using the Acorn Builder punch.
~  Stamp the 'Nuts about You' saying from the coordinating Acorny Thank You stamp set in Cajun Craze ink.
~  Punch a pretty patterned acorn from the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper and switch sides for a fun and funky mixed pattern that coordiantes.
~  Punch a pretty Copper Foil Acorn and layer the three onto a Very Vanilla card stock, using Stampin' Dimensionals Adhesive to adhere and give depth.
~  Stamp your Grateful for You saying and frame it with your choice of one of the three coordinating Petals & Paisley 3/8" Ribbon Trio Pack.
~ Layer this onto a Mint Macaron in-color card stock.

I love that our products coordiante perfectly from the inks, cardstocks, ribbons to pretty papers.

Fun and funky patterns that are so cute together!  Easy crafting that is on-point in style and trend.
Join Us each Wednesday Morning to Create and Connect over card making and coffee at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters, an amazing local coffee house!
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Show those in your life that you care.  Life is short, a kind word, a simple handmade card, a couple handwritten words.. these are the simple but valuable blessings in life.  Join Us on Wednesdays as we Create and Connect over (Free) Card Making and Coffee.  I am so Grateful for YOUR Support, Encouragement and Crafting love... 
Happy Thanksgiving!
Stamping Blessings ~ Jamie

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Online Extravaganza

From the Comfort of Your Own Home/Smart Phone/Computer/Laptop/Tablet (lol).


Flash Sale!!
Squeeee!!!
Look at these amazing One Day DEALS!
I ADORE the Gift Bag Punch - these Ornaments are to die for, the embellishments.. ombre ink pads.. 
SCORE THEM NOW on November 21st ONLY!!
(See Below, too, on FREE Rhinestones and Pearls!!)

Pages of Awesomeness!!!!

Score a SECOND Flash Sale on November 28th!!!!

Merry Christmas!!

Happy Mail!

Happy Mail.. for me it doesn't happen often... Today I opened some of my mail (after receiving my awesome My Paper Pumpkin Box - squeeee!!) and THIS was waiting for me.. Thisssss.... Squeee!!!  
My OFFICIAL Thailand Pin!
Shut the Front DOOR!!!

I have earned many an award with Stampin' Up! in my 10 years.. but this is a dream come true, a bucket list item, and something that YOUR Support and Encouragement helped me to earn!
I have a decent collection, here is just some of my beloved blingged out treasures.  I love my badges, pins, certificates, awards and acknowledgements that what I do matters, that it is seen, appreciated and that I have actually reached my goals!

I'm paid to craft with others.  Simple and WONDERFUL!  I'm so honored and blessed to do what I love and love what I do, as I hope others enjoy creating and worthwhile accomplishments, in this I make a difference!  Grab the BEST Deal In Town and Join the FUN!!  I signed up almost 11 years ago for the discount.. and have been blessed to support my family and reach goals for my own self-worth.
Seriously.. 

Thank YOU for your awesome support!  This is my 'Me' Time in my busy little life.  I'm just a wife, mom, sister, daughter who's blessed to do what she loves and create with others, connect with others and send handmade cards like my beloved Nanna taught me to do.

A gift to myself

Most days I'm running about and the mail isn't a priority... I grab it, toss it on my counter and know it's mostly solicitations, bills and mailers.  ONCE A Month I receive a Gift I send to MYSELF!  I receive an all inclusive crafting kit that is seasonally perfect!  Stampin' Up! has heard our requests for a card collection each month - one that is fun and wow's!  
Well.. my Happy Mail has come and it is oh so pretty!!  No matter that I'm suffering another migraine, this was a highlight that brightened my day!
It's so much fun to receive these boxes.  My kids love creating them with me - so much that I order them their own box (so they stop stealing mine!).  Grab YOURS Now... and create a handmade beautiful project to share with others.

Created at a recent Project Life Kid's Club.. these girls had a blast creating on their own..  it's a ton of fun!

I hope that you enjoyed this Video Tutorial. Don't forget to Sign Up and Follow my Gettin' Crafty Stampin' YouTube Channel.

TOOL Tip:  KEEP the Box!  These boxes are GREAT to Ship, Gift, etc.. and it's ideal when you are using our Big Shot Die Brush or even using it when Heat Embossing.. it catches all of the bits and pieces, keeping your surface clean and tidy!

Another TIP.. Keep ONE Paper Pumpkin Box.. store your Stampin' Clear Block (that comes with your first order), your stamp sets as they grow with each collection, your ink spots (mini stamp pads that are amazing!) and more.. in one simple box that is easy to find and store.
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I am just so excited about this great little kit!  I can't wait to create this with the girls are our upcoming and Free Connect and Create over Card Making and Coffee Mornings.. at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters (this Wednesday!).  Come and connect with me and others as we create a beautiful handmade Christmas Card.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tis the season to Shop and Save!

With all of the awesome online deals, I'm already planning my holiday and gift giving list!  I'm over the moon - Stampin' Up! will be listing it's Massive Sale (Up to 40% OFF!!) List coming up from November 21~28th!!

Stampin' Up! has started EARLY!  See this amazing collection of stamp sets on sale 25% OFF and pre-order NOW the New Stitched Shapes Thinlits - coming out in the new catalog - to be owned by YOU Now!!
My Gift to YOU!!
Thanks to YOU, Your Support and Your Encouragement - I'm taking my husband to Thailand!!
Thank You Bunches!!
I'm Sweetening the deals NOW through the End of November!!
With your Qualified order you with me - you will receive a BONUS Gift of Sparkle or Luxury!
Let ME send YOU 150 Rhinestones or Pearls (Make Sure I can Contact You when you order online from me and I'll contact you so you can pick a FREE Packet of Rhinestones or Pearls.).

Come By, Say Hi and SHOP!
I'm excited to be at one of my very favorite Holiday Boutiques!!
Come see ME and Shop my hand made cards, holiday gifts and more while you support this amazing school.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Copper and Pine handmade card

Celebrate the season with this easy cohesive collection of beautiful Winter and Christmas that easily delivers a rich and elegant handmade card.  Designed for a recent card making class, this was a HIT while being fun and easy to create.  Join Us and connect with others over card making.
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**  SHOP 24/7 with me.  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!! 
Deliver some luxury and beauty, wrapped up in a hand-crafted card this Christmas.

Copper and Pine created by:
~  Emboss the front of a Very Vanilla card stock with the Pine Bough embossing folder and Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.
~  Stamp this Joy to the World greeting from the Tin of Tags stamp set (currently On Sale - Save 25% OFF Now!) with the In-Color Mint Macron ink pad.
~  Rub the raised embossed Pine Boughs with the Mint Macaron and Sponge Dauber.
~  Add sparkle with the Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush across the top.
~  Die-Cut this Copper Foil Pine Cones and Bow from the Pretty Pines thinlits using the Big Shot Magnetic Platform and Die-Cutting Machine.
~  Tie it together using the Glue Dots and the Linen Thread for a fun and easy texture.

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Deliver seriously rich texture, color and beauty with this hand-stamped Christmas card.  I just ADORE the revival of Copper.. sigh.. so elegant and rich, now in the Foil Sheets, Designer Series Papers, Embossing Powder, Metallic Thread and more!  Grab your own crafting supplies, when you shop with me 24/7, and then pick a card making class and join the fun while you create and connect with others!

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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