Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A Colorful Basket of Blessings

Second to my love of coffee is my love of color.  With our fun Coffee and Cards at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters, we celebrated the blessings of you with COLOR!  Using TWO Different Coloring Techniques you can create a variety of depth and beauty on this one card.  See the Video Tutorial, below, using Aqua Painters to Water Color and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers for a texture and realistic looking image.
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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!! 
I love water coloring.  Using our Aqua Painters is easy and fun in applying color to your creations.  The ladies had a blast creating today doing just that.
Take your projects up a notch!  Using the Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release of the Alcohol Markers exclusive to our color lines ~ Stampin' Blends ~ and secure them with a 25% Discount and FREE Shipping!  Until October 15th you can order them with the Starter Kit - picking any $125 in product for only $99 (and Free Shipping PLUS over $50 in Bonus Gifts!).  

The FULL Kit of 26 Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and Color Lifter are $121.50 - so add in some adhesive and score an amazing collection at a great discount.  See them in this Video Tutorial.

Created at a recent Create and Connect over Card Making and Coffee .. these Colorful Basket of Blessings handmade cards are sure to add WOW Color to your day!
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I have to admit - I am a paper hoarder.  I LOVE the pretty, double sided, beautiful patterns, color coordinated awesome Designer Series Paper!
~  Score DOUBLE the Value as it is Double Sided!
~  Coordinate Perfectly with inks, card stock, accessories for easy and stylish crafting.
~  They are JUST SO PRETTY!!

Right Now in the month of October score FREE Paper!  Every 3 packets of these Designer Series Papers you purchase - pick a 4th for FREE!  Hurry - Don't miss out!

Order ONLINE using this Hostess Code 4UW2SPSW  at check out (and I will send YOU a handmade gift as my Thank You!)
So much wonderful color!  It's fun to see the various ways of adding color to your crafting projects.  These handmade cards are different while the same.  

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One of the things I love about what I do, teaching crafting and card making, is connecting with others.  Today's Coffee and Cards card making class was a much-needed time.  With a full table of ladies, we all needed time to link hands, lean on one another and breathe.  Living live together over the Therapy of Art, what a blessing.  Join Us as we create and connect over card making and crafting classes (in-person and on-line/to-go).  See how fun it is it create color with a variety of technique and styles.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Cheers! Toasting the Seasons..

If you know me, you know I love coffee, cocoa, teas... Even during hot days you will probably find me warming my hand, like an adult sippy cup, with a drink (lol).  This Merry Cafe stamp set coordinates and expands our yummy Coffee Cafe collection.
It covers ALL of our Seasons!!
I love a collection that makes Crafting:
~  Fun
~  Easy
~  Expands a collection I love to create with
~  Pretty
THIS does that and more!!
~  Create 20 Seasonal Cards
4 of 5 Designs, 
~  Enjoying our Mulled Spice Apple Cider bar
~  Create and Connect while having FUN with others!

 I LOVE Fall... it's Pumpkin Pie Spice, Maple, Apple Cider and Cocoa Season!  This great stamp set celebrates the beauty of the season as well ~  Squeee!

We will have a BLAST as we Create Cards and there will be Gift Card holding Cards as well!!
 Add this awesome collection to your class and expand your creative ability.  This makes crafting endless and fun!

THIS Friday, October 13th
Take the Class To~Go
~  Receive the prepped card stocks, papers, etc
~  Video Tutorials on the the five designs
~  This Great Stamp Set!!
(Shipped 5 Business Days after the class)

Come, Create Bethlehem..

What a BEAUTIFUL Collection!  I adore the new Holiday Catalog.. this Night in Bethlehem stamp set/bundle is so easy and beautiful to use.  

You are Invited
Join Us THIS Saturday for our Christmas Club Class where we will create 20 cards in One Night!
Four of 5 Designs.. this class is REDUCED $25! when you order the Bundle Set at Registration.
Join Us Saturday, October 14 @ 6:30~9:30pm
It will take your breath away.. 
The 5 Designs, 4 of each will give you 20 beautiful handmade cards to send and Ready BEFORE the Holidays!!
Hurry and RSVP HERE to Secure Your Spot
(RSVPs with the Bundle by Tuesday will have their Bundles by the Class.)

Order the To~Go Class 
RSVP here and Pick the Class To~Go and Receive:
~  The Night of Bethlehem Bundle
~  PreCut cards, prepped papers, etc
~  Video Tutorials for Each Card
~  Mailed out 5 business days after the class

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Las Vegas.. let us shine some light..

During times of tragedy, sadness, loss... we have to find ways to find the light.  To lead others to the light.  To offer a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold as we try to come to terms with darkness.

The world is more intimate than many realize. The Las Vegas attack has had a world wide impact, affecting many families in our area greatly.

This Saturday is World Card Making Day. We will be creating 4 handmade cards to keep. We will also be making duplicates, sending 4 handmade cards to the hospitals in Las Vegas that hosts the survivors and families. It's something small, something we can do to send some love and light during to this dark situation.
Please Join Us.. you can create along side of us This Saturday as we #MakeACardSendACard and you can also deliver handmade cards (Thinking of You, Thank You cards requested) for me to include in my shipment to a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator friend in the Las Vegas Area.
 A handmade card is a hug folded in small art.

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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