Tuesday, January 31, 2017

My USPS Mail Man

My Postal Carrier is a funny guy.  He drives his little white truck with his earbuds in.  If you are where he can see you, he's quick to smile, wave, be kind to my kids.  If he can't see you, he can't hear you, you can chase him, in heals, down the block with heals and he won't stop (bahahahaha - funny, not so funny).  I must note that he is always apologetic when he catches that you've just chased him.  I wanted to say Thank You to the man, who when I'm not chasing him (I now jump into my car and chase him down, lol), he's just so nice.  Join Us and create over card making and show others that you care.
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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!! 
Our postman has chased me down, when I've had packages scheduled for pick-up, to find my goods.  My husband will 'do me a favor' and 'mail' my packages.. though he can be known to forget.  I now fully rely on my USPS man.

Show your postal carrier that you care:
~  Stamp the Tasty Truck (free Sale~A~Bration) stamp set on Whisper White card stock with the Black Archival ink pad after you mask the top of the truck and the window with a sticky note.
~  Watercolor the stripes with the Real Red and Dapper Denim ink pads the stripes using the Aqua Painters.
~  Stamp the USPS from the Labeler Alphabet stamp set in the Dapper Denim in-color ink pad.  I stamped it on a separate piece of Whisper White card stock to give it dimension by setting it above the truck with Stampin' Dimensional adhesives.
~  Add sparkle with a dash of Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush to the truck.
Remove the mask to stamp a handcrafted truck - perfect for whomever in your life.
I LOVE my deliveries!!  Receiving exactly what I want in a pretty brown box is amazing!  I adore receiving it at a great discount and free hostess shopping spree's to boot!  RIGHT NOW, Stampin' Up! is offering ANY TWO STAMP SETS for FREE as a bonus when you grab the starter kit for only $99!  See why I joined Stampin' Up! 11 years ago - for the awesome discounts and now love making money and supporting my family.

Deliver this chipper USPS card when you pick this FREE Sale~A~Bration stamp set (for a limited time)!!
Bring home FREE Stamp Sets, Crafting Supplies and more during this Limited Season.  Sale~A~Bration is for a Limited Time and has FREE Stamp Sets (unlimited!!) with (a) every $50 purchase you make simply pick a Free crafting supply from the Exclusive Sale~A~Bration catalog (b) Bonus $25 in Hostess Dollars with qualified Private Classes and (c) the BEST Deal of all grab the Starter Kit and pick ANY $125 in crafting supplies for only $99 and FREE Shipping but there is more...  Add Any Two Stamp Sets for FREE - that's up to $104 more for FREE!!  CLICK HERE to see MORE on Sale~A~Bration - I joined 11 years ago during this time of year for the FREE awesome and unlimited goodies!
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My mail guy... is out rain, shine or extreme Santa Ana winds.  He's kind and funny and I appreciate all the envelopes he mails for me - my Happy Mail to friends and family.  He brings me happy mail, too, along side my many bills and solicitations (sigh).  So saying 'Thank You' to my mail man is a small way to show him my appreciation.  He helps my business go smoothly, smiling along the way as he does his work.  Surprise people, deliver some cheer wrapped up in a handmade card.  Join us as we create and connect over card making classes.

Featured Stamp Sets

Each Week I will be highlighting a Stamp Set.  One that has captured my heart (How am I going to be able to pick - eeek!?!?).  I will be highlighting one each week, starting on Wednesday's, that comes from our Sale~A~Bration FREE Catalog and are only available for a limited time.
Join Us, virtually or in-person, and see these fun, free handmade cards and their card making tutorials!  See what is Featured and see why I fell in-love with them.  Like my children, picking a favorite mayyyy be impossible, but I can pick the one who is shining bright that week to share it with YOU.

Stamping Blessings,
Jamie 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

So in love with gold handmade card

Lovely and Lacy... sending a Congratulations card is extra special when it's handmade.  This gold embellished card is just lovely and oh so easy to create!  Join Us on February 10th to create 20 hand made cards using this bundle at our So In Love Card Making Class (RSVP below).
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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 fun with this bundle is the versatility and the luxury.  Here I created a Tri-Fold card that is simple but luxurious. 


Create this hand made gold card when you:
~  Die Cut this lovely lacy edge using the Gold Foil sheets, So Detailed Thinlits and Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  
Tool Tip: When Die-Cutting Foil Sheets the cutting plates on a Big Shot can be scratched up and scratch up the foil.  Place a piece of printer paper over the die and foil, before the cutting plate, to protect the surface.
~  Use the Big Shot Die Brush to remove the bits and pieces.
~  Stamp the front of the Crumb Cake card with the So In Love stamp set and Crumb Cake ink pad.
~  Cover the surface with the Embossing Buddy to prepare the surface for Heat Embossing.
~  Stamp the greeting with Versa Mark ink and cover with Gold Embossing Powder, shaking off the excess.
~  Heat Set with the Heat Tool for this raised gold script.
~  Adhere the flap of the gold lace to the back of the card (over the opening) with Fast Fuse adhesive.  Fold with the Bone Folder to create a tri-fold card.
Deliver this elegant gold shiny card and when YOU can shop a bundle and add some foil sheets you can pick a FREE Sale~A~Bration stamp set (for a limited time)!!
Bring home FREE Stamp Sets, Crafting Supplies and more during this Limited Season.  Sale~A~Bration is for a Limited Time and has FREE Stamp Sets (unlimited!!) with (a) every $50 purchase you make simply pick a Free crafting supply from the Exclusive Sale~A~Bration catalog (b) Bonus $25 in Hostess Dollars with qualified Private Classes and (c) the BEST Deal of all grab the Starter Kit and pick ANY $125 in crafting supplies for only $99 and FREE Shipping but there is more...  Add Any Two Stamp Sets for FREE - that's up to $104 more for FREE!!  CLICK HERE to see MORE on Sale~A~Bration - I joined 11 years ago during this time of year for the FREE awesome and unlimited goodies!

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I'm so excited about this handmade card.  Oh so easy, while being elegant, it's a way to bless others.  Congratulate someone on a promotion, graduation, wedding, baby, on anything within minutes when you have a coordinating bundle like this. I signed up for the discount, 11 years ago, and still love the generous savings, the freinds I make and craft with and supporting my family.  Create with us using this stunning bundle.  Join us Feb 10th and have a collection of lacy handmade cards that are sure to WOW! 
AMAZING Fun we are going to have with this collection and this 20 handmade card class.
I'm in-love with the So In Love bundle!  
Lacy, easy to create with, beautiful designs with ease.
CLICK HERE and RSVP when you pick which of these classes you want on 
Friday, February 10, 2017 from 6:30-9:30pm

Crafting Retreat next to the beach!

Please Join Us
For a FUN Filled
Girl’s Weekend Away
PACKED full of Crafting, Raffles, BOGO Sale, Gift Bag, Gifts,
5 FULL Crafting Sessions,
Dinner Out on the Town, a
 View of the Ocean from your room!

When:  March 10th, 11th and 12th
Where:  Ventura, California

It Includes:
~ Lush Gift Bag upon arrival
~  5 Full Crafting Sessions
~  Friday Night:
~  S'mores Bar & PJ Contest
~  Spring/Easter Crafting Session
Saturday: 
~  Breakfast & Lunch provided
~ Mother’s Day/Lady &  Father’s Day/Dude Crafting Sessions
~ Major Birthday Card Crafting Session
~ Dinner Out, (not included) but fun if we group together for dinner!
Sunday:
~  Breakfast & Graduation Crafting Session

~  Raffles (Over $500 in product including 2 Brand New Big Shot Die-Cutting Machines!!*)
(Minimum Ticket Sales Required – A Percentage of Proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charity)

~  BOGO Sales Tables &  Sale~A~Bration Free Stamp Sets.

$199* for this weekend of fun
~$75 down balance due by March 1st
*(non-refundable)
Hotel is $119 per night (plus tax)

RSVP ASAP, Spots are Limited
Contact:
Jamie@GettinCraftyStampin.com

Paypal Friends & Family to
Jamie (805)300-3679

Or Check/Cash
YES - these are the views from our location!!  
Shut the front door!!
Hotel has my rooms on a block so we will have a generous savings when booked under the 
Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Retreat!!

BINGO and Card Making Night!



You are INVITED!

Join Us with a Night of FUN!
BINGO and Card Making Night
February 18th from 6~9pm

$30 gives you 4 BINGO Cards, Crafting Prizes, 4 handmade cards to create (in-between rounds).  PrePay RSVPs required.

Extra boards to play (raise your chances to win GREAT Prizes!!) are $5 each.

Grand Prize boards (BONUS 6th Round for all who purchase and join the fun) are $5 each - all proceeds of this will go towards the winners for Grand Prizes in SHOPPING SPREES!!

Join US and ENJOY Bingo, Crafting, Prizes, Refreshments, and FUN!
Bring your friends for a night of winning and fun!


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Santa in a brown truck

Rain or shine, my amazing UPS Lady delivers my packages with a smile and jaunty wave.  It is like Santa arrives every time, but cuter and with everything I want - lol!  Created to THANK my UPS Driver, she delivers my boxes to me and so many of them for my customers.. she should know what she's delivering.  Join us and create handmade cards like this to show that you care at our fun card making classes.  See how to receive this stamp set for FREE and for a limited time when you shop with me!
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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 wouldn't want their job, delivering packages in the heat or rain (or worse).  I knew when I saw this Featured Tasty Trucks FREE Stamp Set that I wanted to make a UPS Truck out of it!

Deliver some cheer and gratitude when you:
~ Using a post it note over the top vent hood and inner window of this Tasty Truck stamp.  
~  Ink up the image with the Black Archival ink pad.
~  Remove the masks and stamp the image on the Crumb Cake card stock.  
~  Mask it again and repeat on a Very Vanilla card stock.
~  Cut out the Crumb Cake truck with the Paper Snips scissors for a precision and easy image.
~  Using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set to create the UPS and stamp it with the Black Archival ink pad on the Crumb Cake card stock/truck side.
~  Adhere the fussy cut truck over the Very Vanilla stamped one.
~  Color in the tires with the Black Stampin' Write Marker.
~  Punch a cloud image with the Tree Builder punch.  With the Stampin' Sponges, sponge clouds on the Soft Sky card stock with Soft Sky ink and some Black Archival ink pad.
~  Adhere punched Silver Glimmer clouds and Very Vanilla piece to the front of this hand-crafted card.

Let your UPS Driver know that you see and appreciate all that they do - in rain and shine!

Deliver this sweet colorful sweet, calorie free card - when YOU can shop and pick a FREE Sale~A~Bration stamp set!!
Bring home FREE Stamp Sets, Crafting Supplies and more during this Limited Season.  Sale~A~Bration is for a Limited Time and has FREE Stamp Sets (unlimited!!) with (a) every $50 purchase you make simply pick a Free crafting supply from the Exclusive Sale~A~Bration catalog (b) Bonus $25 in Hostess Dollars with qualified Private Classes and (c) the BEST Deal of all grab the Starter Kit and pick ANY $125 in crafting supplies for only $99 and FREE Shipping but there is more...  Add Any Two Stamp Sets for FREE - that's up to $104 more for FREE!!  CLICK HERE to see MORE on Sale~A~Bration - I joined 11 years ago during this time of year for the FREE awesome and unlimited goodies!
How YUMMY is this sweet stamp set?  It's extra delicious with the addition of being FREE!!  Shop and grab YOURS - before they are gone!!  It's limitless, grab them ALL while you can!
Masking is messy but easier than you'd think.  I keep sticky notes near my work station for easy notes, masking and more.  (Just remember to remove the masks, lol, before stamping on your card stock.)

I LOVE my deliveries!!  Receiving exactly what I want in a pretty brown box is amazing!  I adore receiving it at a great discount and free hostess shopping spree's to boot!  RIGHT NOW, Stampin' Up! is offering ANY TWO STAMP SETS for FREE as a bonus when you grab the starter kit for only $99!  See why I joined Stampin' Up! 11 years ago - for the awesome discounts and now love making money and supporting my family.
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!! 

I am blessed to have YOUR Support!  You place your orders with me, help me to earn the trips (like the recent trip I earned to Thailand - Thanks again!!), support my family, attend my card making classes, connect and support while encouraging a passion for crafting.  A handmade card is special, especially when it is personalized to those in your life.  I'm grateful for those who support my business - those who don't even know what those deliveries are.  So, like an adult ice-cream truck or Santa who's delivering exactly what you want - thanks to my local hero lady - my UPS driver!


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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