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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What will YOU Pick??

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Happy Anniversary - to ME!!  Eleven Years Ago, this year I joined Stampin' Up! for the discount and the Free Stamp Sets!!  I couldn't believe a company would be giving all of these amazing Stamp Sets AWAY - For FREE!!  I wanted them all!!  I started wanting the discount and found that this became my dream job, one where I could be a work-at-home mom, have time to craft and connect with others while making small works of art.  Celebrate this awesome season, with me, as it is one of my very favorite times of the year! 

shop!

Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

host!

Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!

Last 48 Hours

Best.Deal.Ever.
What a crazy few month's it has been.  My Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family has exploded with over 15 new members because of the best deal in the book.  

What's that all about?  

Anyone can purchase a starter kit, and it really is the best deal in the book.  

First, you pick out any two stamp sets you want for free. Any price. (up to $104 value)
Next, you pick out $125 in product of your choice out of the catalog.

You get all of that for only $99 (free shipping).

If stamping is a big part of your fun, and you would like a discount on all your stamps moving forward, perhaps the starter kit deal is right for you!  

What you must know about the starter kit... There are no strings!  That's right, if you meet your $300 quarterly minimum, you renew your discount, and if you don't, you can drop with no penalty.

I welcome all types of demonstrators to my group.  We have happy shoppers, a few part time people who want to pay a car payment, and then one or two full timers.  

There's a spot for everyone in my group, no pressure ever.  

Click here to find out more and grab your kit before the TWO FREE STAMP SET deal is gone, late friday night.

Create and Connect over Coffee with Me!

I'd love to invite YOU to Create and Connect over Coffee and Card Making card class at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters on Wednesday mornings until 10am.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sweet Style hand made birthday card

One of the sweetest smells, in my opinion, is fresh picked strawberries.  Did you know it's my Birthday Fruit?  (See the video tutorial, below, to see WHY it's Myyyy Birthday fruit lol).  Created at our Facebook.com/GettinCraftyStampin LIVE class this past Monday, we had fun creating this stylishly sweet hand made birthday card.
**  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 grew up along the Central Coast of California and Strawberries are grown along this rich soil.  This hand made card is packed with tips and techniques.
~  Die-Cut the Silver Foil with the Frozen Treats Thinlits on the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Magnetic Platform.
~  Use it to draw a guide (place it and pull it down a touch to draw a pencil line that will be hidden).
~  Create a 'mask' of the strawberry on a sticky note and fussy cut it out.
~  Stamp the Strawberries along the line, using the mask, to create a stacked strawberry look using the Watermelon Wonder in-color ink (soon to retire!!).
~  Stamp the seeds image with the Black Archival ink pad.
~  Stamp the Strawberry leaves with the Pear Pizzazz stamp pad.
~  Create a glossy texture when you outline and fill the stamped strawberries with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  
~  Adhere the paper and card stocks with Fast Fuse adhesive and the cup with Stampin' Dimensional adhesive.
Last Few Days, during Sale-A-Bration, YOU can score FREE and Unlimited Stamp Sets, Designer Series Paper, Glimmer Paper, Ribbon and MORE!!  Shop with me or grab the Best Deal of ALL with our Starter Kit and Join the Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family!!

Created at a recent Create and Connect over our LIVE on Facebook.com/GettinCraftyStampin... this Sweet Style Birthday handmade card is sure to add beauty to your day!

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

Create for FREE when you pick a FREE Sale~A~Bration stamp set (for a limited time) with this stamp set (and the many papers, ribbons and other free stamp sets)!!

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!
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!! 

Deliver a Sweet and Stylish hand made Birthday Card with an extra sweet FREE Sale~A~Bration (Last Few Days!!) Tasty Treat Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Join us LIVE every Monday night on Facebook.com/GettinCraftyStampin for a great tutorial that is FREE!  Do YOU Want MORE for FREE??  Join the Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family as I do an exclusive bonus Live tutorial each Monday for our Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family along awesome bonus discounts to my crafting events and retreats.  This Starter Kit is On Sale for a LIMITED Time... grab it and the Bonus Two Free Stamp Sets before March 31st.

Grow some Succulent Fun (no-care "Potted" plants)

THIS Friday, Join us to Create some no-care Eternal Succulents.  One night with a beautiful hand-made Succulent Wreath, two "Potted" plants and more.  
Greet those coming and going with a life-line hand made card stock succulent covered wreath.  I love the maintenance free wreath that will add sunshine to those who see it.
Pick your tin!
I have options for YOU! 
There are two tin pots to pick from 
(White or Rose Gold/Copper).
Can't make this class?  Book a Private Class and I'll bring YOU and Your Guests a hand 'potted' plant to create!

Join Us with your RSVP below and Create a Wreath adorned in Succulents, Two "Potted" Plants (one in a beautiful glass jar), and create Two hand made cards.

Three Options - You Pick!
(Grab the BEST Deal - saving 10% on the Bundle and $25 off of class!)



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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family

We are a family of crafters and stampers. Women and men who gather to create and connect. We also have a passion to support our actively deployed soldiers.
This is our family, our gang of awesome crafters... we gather to celebrate the lives of others.. encourage and cheer on, provide a simple hand made card.. for our soldiers actively serving abroad... I love our crafting family!
This is for all the wonderful gals in our Gettin' Crafty Gang/Family who help make cards each month for the deployed Soldiers. This certificate shows how much these cards and care packages have meant to them. Thank you everyone!

Eternal Succulents crafting class

I'm a girl who can kill any potted plant.  Even succulents.  I have some survivors (who are the strongest of the bunch, 'survival of the fittest' I like to say).  When Stampin' Up! introduced this stunning Succulent collection, my heart jumped with joy - I can't damage these! Join me and YOU, too, can create what looks like life-line hand 'planted' succulents!
One class and you'll create Two "Potted" plants that look life-line and are stunning!  One hand "potted" Succulent Wreath that welcomes those into your home and two hand made cards.
Come see these beauties and create your own!  A full pot and a sweet small jar that is sure to capture the spirit of Spring.

Can't make this class?  Book a Private Class and I'll bring YOU and Your Guests a hand 'potted' plant to create!
Pick your tin!
I have options for YOU! 
There are two tin pots to pick from 
(White or Rose Gold/Copper).
Create some sunshine that will add life to those who you gift it to!

If you are like me, you'll want to keep your own pot!
Bring a friend to the class and pick a prize!!

Pick Option 3 and OWN the Bundle, saving the most on the class as well as 10% on the Bundle.  You can create wonderful hand made (or "potted") gifts to bless those in your life.
Greet them coming and going!
The wreath we'll create is a beautiful life-like succulent wreath that you can't kill!
A great way to celebrate Spring and welcome those who come to your home.

Join Us with your RSVP below and Create a Wreath adorned in Succulents, Two "Potted" Plants (one in a beautiful glass jar), and create Two hand made cards.

Three Options - You Pick!
(Grab the BEST Deal - saving 10% on the Bundle and $25 off of class!)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Coffee


WOW with a beautiful wonderful water-colored hand made card.  Created at our recent Create and Connect over Coffee and Card Making card class at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters on Wednesday mornings.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Create

Join me LIVE to Create and Connect Monday's at 7:30pm PST. FREE Crafting and a WOW hand made card. Here!! I'll have a fun raffle for a hand made gift for those on live and who comment. 


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wonderful Watercolor hand made card

WOW with a beautiful wonderful water-colored hand made card.  Created at our recent Create and Connect over Coffee and Card Making card class at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters on Wednesday mornings.
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[129026]**  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 FREE - especially when it's something beautiful!  This Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper is FREE until the end of March!  

~  Taking a strip 4" x 3" I use my Aqua Painter to color in the Crumb Cake for all stems and leaves.
~  Color in the same with the In-Color Dapper Denim (it's one of my favorite colors!!) on all flowers.
~  Frame with a 4-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Dapper Denim in-color card stock with Fast Fuse adhesive.
~  Layer over Crumb Cake card stock.
~  Adhere the stunning Copper Foil Sheet (4" x 1/2") over the image.

Created at a recent Create and Connect over Card Making and Coffee .. this Wonderful Water Color handmade card is sure to add soft elegance to your day!

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

Create for FREE when you pick a FREE Sale~A~Bration stamp set (for a limited time) with this stamp set (and the many papers, ribbons and other free stamp sets)!!
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!
All of THESE for FREE!! For a Limited Time, during Sale-A-Bration, YOU can score FREE and Unlimited Stamp Sets, Designer Series Paper, Glimmer Paper, Ribbon and MORE!!  Shop with me or grab the Best Deal of ALL with our Starter Kit and Join the Gettin' Crafty Stampin' Family!!
When Shopping - USE this Hostess Code at Check-Out 
( GGYPXKPB )
Inspiration... Our dear friends and the owners of Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters were looking at local coffee bags from other coffee companies. When I saw this beauty I squealed!  I snagged a picture, designed the hand crafted card we had at our Card Making and Coffee card class the following day and the owners were stoked!  Isn't this beautiful?  It'd be fun nad easy to expand upon my hand made card with this amazing inspiration.
I do so love creating and having variety!  I created this pretties for my dear love and the owner of Ragamuffin.. Sarah is always gracious, funny, quick to make you laugh, calls me on my stuff and will hold my hand when life is tough (if she isn't kicking my butt).  Go ahead, come meet the great people at Ragamuffin - tell them I sent you!  (I recommend the Cinnamon Scrolls on Wednesday and Saturdays, Mexican Mocha if you can handle the heat and grab a bag of beans to make some at home!!)
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!! 

Create and deliver some warmth and love all wrapped up in a hand made card!  This hand crafted card was so easy to create while providing some amazing therapy!  I hope that you enjoyed this and will join us at the next card making class!

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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