Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  
This week was me catching up, tomorrow my Gettin' Crafty Stampin' family is gathering to craft, I hope to work on organizing my crafting area (and home-school area, our whole house, if the family will participate - lol).  Over this busy month, it's been a blessing to connect and craft with others and those who made it to make the projects were so glad they took an hour for themselves to craft.  What a joy it is to see how coming together to do crafty things really makes a difference in everyone's lives. I've felt behind but I'm working hard to be organized, caught up, blogging and on top of life (lol) come the New Year!   

I have a few things to share with you!!

Reminder: this is your LAST CHANCE to pick up anything from the year end closeouts or any holiday catalog items you may have forgot to order.  Here's a link to check that out, there's a lot of goodies on sale!  Jamie's YEAR END 24 hour Flash SalePlace an online order using host code: 3N3H9JAM  over $25 and get 3 free cards in the mail from me, place an order over $75 and get a surprise pack of Enamel Shapes in the mail from me! 
Offer Expires: 12/31/16

Registrations for both the Spring Stamping Retreat getaway will be launched next week - so keep an eye out and book early - there will be limited spots and rooms at a great rate I'm negotiating.  The upcoming Lift Me Up 20 Card Class will fill quickly, I'll have registration open to reserve YOUR Spot for this January 13th class.  Here are the links if you need to register for either of those or get more information. Both of these events will shut down as soon as they are full, so don't miss out!

Important Dates and Links:
  • January 4th ~ the first day to order from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs  
  • (I have catalogs on hand if you didn't receive it in the mail from me yet - let me know - you can pick it up or I can mail it to you!!)
  • January 13th ~ 20 handmade cards Lift Me Up class (hot air balloon themed cards that will WOW!)
  • Stamper's 10 Club Class - Join this FREE monthly class.. the Shopping Spree rotates between members with a minimum purchase.  I provide two cards teaching fun and wow techniques, an exclusive Video Tutorial and a Group for our private community.  Come try it out and JOIN - the fun is amazing, the crafting is better!
  • March Crafting Retreat Registration Come soon - please come and join us at the retreat and let me spoil you!  $100 down payment required to secure your spot.  
  • Save the date, January 21st is a FULL and FUN Day!  with a:
  • BOGO Sale from 11am-1pm - stock up and DOUBLE Your Dollars with my new and gently used stamp sets, inks, accessories, papers and more!!  BONUS - Every $50 you spend pick a FREE Sale~A~Bration item!!
  • Valentine's Day Classes will be on 1/21 at 1:30-3:30 PM!  More info to follow. as well as the
  • Creative Connections Card Making Class and Dinner!  Raffles, crafting, dinner and fun - this class follows the others and is from 3:30-7pm
  • Are you part of my crafty community?  Click here to join my Facebook group and see what I'm up to as well as friends and crafters from all over sharing their creations!

Beautiful toes in the sand handmade card

I am a California girl.. I grew up in the Central Coast, near Pismo Beach, CA and now live in the Conejo Valley, near Malibu, CA.  The new Beautiful You stamp set is breathtaking  (releasing in the Occasions Catalog starting January 4th!) Email Me if you want your OWN Copy of this stunning Occasions and Sale~A~Bration Catalogs.  Connect with others and create this beautiful hand stamped card and bless others at our card making classes.
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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!! 
The dance that we call life can be wild and turbulent.. it's been a bit wild for me as of late.  This card is my way of dancing into the New Year.

Create this card and deliver a dance by: 
~ Cut down the Serene Scenes Designer Series Paper to 3"x 5-1/2". (This collection of soft nature scenes really allows for beautiful creations.)
~  Stamp this beautiful woman with Black Archival ink.
~  Water Color with the Aqua Pen/Painter using the Island Indigo, Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake ink pads.
~  Add Sparkle with the Clear Wink of Stella glitter brushes to her dress, toes, hands and the waves.  (Glitter is hard to capture in a picture but it's so pretty!!).
~  Adhere to the front of this Crumb Cake note card for a quick but WOW handmade card with the Fast Fuse adhesive.

Do YOU Want to have a fun card making class creating this?  Want to earn this stamp set for FREE?  Schedule a fun Private Class with me and I'll bring the fun to you and your friends and family while you earn a Shopping Spree.  (or) lPick this stamp set for FREE during Sale~A~Bration with our Starter Kit (Picking any $125 in product for only $99 and FREE Shipping - Picking ANY Two Stamp Sets for FREE as a bonus!).
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With a New Year on the horizon, enter it dancing.  We have a tradition in our family, we don't spend money on January 1st, we eat healthy, we exercise as we are saying, with our actions, what we wish for the New Year.  Dance.. dance into the new year.  Imagine your toes in the sand, your head held high and dance.  This hand crafted card, I hope, inspires you a beautiful smile.  Happy New Year!  I have a slew of new crafting posts, classes and fun coming your way. 
 Blessings, Jamie

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!


Traditions. Every Christmas we start on Christmas Eve. We enjoy our big Italian family on Christmas Eve and welcome in the holiday.

We then rolled out of bed and joined families at our church as we cooked, set up for, served and joined families in our Conejo Valley who may have less than. We are going home to embrace PJs, Christmas Gifts and Movies while we nibble on a Cinnamon Roll Casserole that is cooking in my crock pot. 

From my family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!  God bless you and yours. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

One of the perks..


One of the many perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is that we get to receive AND pre-order from the new catalogs FIRST!

I have to say this is one of my favorite perks because I LOVE Stampin' Up! product.  I love the colors, I love the quality of the card-stock and I LOVE flipping through a new catalog and seeing all the amazing ideas!

I wanted to show you a quick and easy card I made this weekend.  It's using a new stamp set and designer series paper from the Occasions and Sale~A~Bration catalog which is set to go live on January 4th.





Being able to attend Stampin' Up! events is another amazing perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!


I could go on and on about the many perks but all I'm going to do now is let you know the important information: 
1. Anyone can become a part of the Stampin' Up! family by simply buying the starter kit
2. You can fill your starter kit with whatever product you want!!!
3.  You can choose $125 worth of product but pay only $99 and no shipping!!
4. There are NO STRINGS ATTACHED!  You are not obligated to teach classes or sell product.  You can if you want and I'm happy to help but you don't have to.  You can just enjoy the discount and the amazing community of creativity. 
5.  From January 4th to March 31st, you will be able to choose 2 additional stamp sets of your choice FREE!!!  This is on top of the already amazing deal of the starter kit. 
6. Once you purchase the starter kit from me, you get to enjoy all the perks of Team S.T.I.C.  These exclusive perks include monthly tutorials, monthly  Creative Connection stamping dinners, creative challenges with prizes and more! 



Friday, December 16, 2016

Santa's Workshop this Sunday

You are invited!
Join Us this (It was Moved to:) Sunday, December 18th for our Santa's Workshop!  Create a:
~  Stunning Sleigh 8"x10" hand made frame,
~  4 Bottle Tags (from sparkling water, cider to bubbly....)
~ A Bag of Gift Tags and
~ 2 Hand Made Gift Bags for last minute wrapping

Take time for YOU This Holiday Season and create a Last Minute Decoration / Gift with this stunning Sleigh Frame, Gift Tags, Drink Tags and Gift Bags.

Connect with others and take a moment to enjoy while creating.
Layers, Sparkle, Texture and Fun.... this Santa's Workshop will give YOU a fun collection of last minute gifts (or keep it for a gift to yourself!!). 
Give the gift of Sparkling Water, Cider or Bubbly.. Topped off with a stunning Bottle Topper that you made.
I can't see myself parting with this pretty frame!! I love the sparkle and dimension of this handmade gift.

We would LOVE to have YOU Join the Creative Fun!  Hurry and RSVP - join us and wow others this holiday season.

Sleep


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Card Making, Coffee and Connecting


I am so excited!!

I'm so excited! This is my favorite time of year. Christmas is magical and busy. I adore it. I also adore being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and for nearly 11 years being able to PreOrder from the Occasions and Sale A Bration catalogs (they start in January!!). 
I am able to order these babies early and with my discount!!! It is one of my favorite times of year! I love ordering and playing early with the newest and coolest stamp sets, dies, embossing folders, accessories, pretty paper and more! 
If YOU want to see this STUNNING Collection of crafting and card making goodness, contact me! Email me at Jamie@GettinCraftyStampin.com or comment below! Book YOUR Private Class and earn Free Goodies for You and Your Guests!!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Gold Lillies and love handmade card

I have a hard time knowing what to say to others in difficult times.  Am I alone?  (I remember being pregnant and at my beloved Grandmother's funeral when well intention-ed people told me that 'she was in a better place'.  I remember not wanting to hear that and getting angry. ) When people are sick or going through challenges, too... so recently I had four friends who are going through some major health issues and I wanted to send them a handmade card.  I created this.  It's simple but I really dig how it came out.  I hope that you enjoy it, too.  Join us to create and connect over card making and you, too, can deliver some love in the mail with a handmade card.
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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!! 
KISS... Keep It Simple Sweetheart (as my dad would have said).  This is a KISS handcrafted card.  I wanted to give a card when I dropped off dinners to two of my friends and was running out of time.  I wanted a clean and elegant handmade card that said I cared.  This card came to life.

Create this card with ease and show that you care by:
~  Score and fold with a Bone Folder a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock.
~ Stamp this Lilly from the Remarkable You stamp set and the perfectly said greeting from the in the Here for You stamp set in Black Archival ink pad on the card.
~  Color in the flower with your Aqua Painter in the Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi ink pads.  

TECHNIQUE:  When water-coloring, squeeze the closed ink pad to create a deposit of ink in the lid and use this to watercolor and the Aqua Pen/Painter.  I also like to do a line around the leaves and then color the full leaf in after to create a natural shadow.

~ Add additional sparkle and depth with the Gold Wink of Stella glitter brush on the leaf edges.  I also added the Clear Wink of Stella to the stem.
~ Tie a bow with the Gold 1/8" Metallic ribbon.  Adhere it to the stem with a Glue Dot.
~ Take it up a notch!!  See below:
WOW with this simple addition of Sparkle!  So the card was elegant and lovely but needing something!  Placing my handmade card (before adding the ribbon) into this box from my Big Shot Die-Brush so it contains the sprinkles from spreading on your work area and other projects.  Tap your Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the side of a Bone Folder.  Creating random but beautiful sparkle on your project in a fun random pattern.  I did turn the box as I sprinkled it to create a random look.
Sparkle and Shine when you send love, wrapped up in a handmade card.  This has the stunning metallic gold ribbon and sparkle from the Wink of Stella brushes.  (Capturing sparkle in pictures is so challenging - but it really is quite lovely!!)
I wanted to share with you, if you could consider helping.  My dear childhood friend, Raquel, was injured by a doctor damaging her vocal chords.  She's a mom of three beautiful children, a wife and now she's been hurt by someone.  She has an appointment with a Doctor who believes he can restore her voice.  Please see her story, when you click here, and if you can help, even a little, it'd would be a blessing during this time.
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!! 

This Here For You stamp set is amazing.  It says what you have in your heart so well!  A must have for those hard times in life.  This card was so much fun to create!  KISS but WOW at the same time.  Show that you care with a hand-stamped card that is sure to bless.  

Clubbing fun...



Stamper's 10 Club.. this is a fun gathering of women who meet each month to learn a technique and create free cards! Join and it's free with rotating Hostess Shopping Spree's with a minimum purchase. 

You don't have to be local - Join the Virtual Club and Score these handmade projects, exclusive video tutorials and our Group - NO Matter Where You LIVE (in the USA)!!

It is THISSSSS Sunday - please let me know if YOU want to check it out and try it out! First time is only $15 or free with a minimum order.. if you commit you will receive a great Christmas Gift from me (My hubby's famous BBQ Rub is for club members only as my gift!!).  RSVP and Join The FUN!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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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