Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Drum Roll, Please!!!

Thanks for stopping yesterday and sharing some sweet thoughts. I mean it, even though I don't get to visit each and everyone of you as often as I'd like I still know you girls are the best. I am continually inspired and encouraged by your blogs and sweet comments. This is the real reason for my giveaway~ a token of gratitude :)

Now for the card of the year. Are you ready?!?

I received this little gift set yesterday. I've had this nagging cold for a few days now. Isn't this the most cheering thing a sick mama can find in her night table? It sure made me feel better ;) My 3 year old drew the bright lines on this card and my husband wrote the *sentiment*. This is worth a million bucks to me. I am so grateful for my husband who has so many times lent a blind eye to my crazy addiction (stamps) and who has supported me through this journey called blogging even at the expense of crunching in deadlines just to allow me to use his computer to write *another* post. So thanks a million, babe!!!

**Ok, I do have a card of the year but when my computer crashed I lost everything. My selection is my very first published card ever. You can find it on the new Stamp It magazine. I'll share pictures as soon as I get a hold of it :) However I still think my default (my daughter and hubby's card) is better.

Now ready for the giveaway...

I've been piling up goodies for over a month now and am happy with this sweet stash, don't you think? I'm still adding a few more items I just got them so they're not in the picture so I'll be updating the goodies image. Some of the brands include My Minds Eye, Scenic Route, Prima, Martha Stewart, Making Memories, Heidi Swapp, Recollections and others.

How can you win these you ask? Very simple all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post telling me what would you like to see here on my blog this coming year and what have you enjoyed the most from your stops here. If you're new that's ok. You can visit yesterdays post here where I posted a collection of cards I've created through out the year. Pretty simple, huh!!

One comment per person
The winner will be randomly selected and announced on Thursday February 18
This post will be open till February 16.

**Sorry US residents only**

Thanks again. Be sure to answer the questions :)


Elena said...

I love your simple, amazingly eye-pleasing designs. You inspire me as a card maker. I'd love to see more, more more this coming year. I'm partial to PTI, and love to see the ways you use the stamps, which are often different than the way I envision. So I'd love to see more in the coming year. Thanks for taking the time to share your talent on your blog! --Elena

Amy Heller said...

HI Jessica - I agree, a surprise card from the hubby and kids trumps everything else! I love your style and creative takes on CAS designs - it's truly fab!! One of my faves of yours was your recent MFW winner for the Color Play Challenge - just gorgeous! Keep it up! {Hugs, Amy}

~amy~ said...

Hello! I'm pretty new to your blog:) What a sweet hubby and girl you have...sooooo sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well AND your computer crashed..oy!

I absolutely adore your clean style...keep it is chock full of inspiration for me!

KAREN said...

Very cool card indeed, the kind that is surely treasured the most. Well, you are a very inspiring designer, and I would love to read about how you create your cards or possibly the thought process? What inspires you? I really do enjoy the cards that use a lot of patterns, I love patterned paper but am scared to use it! You offer tons of ways to do that, in little bits that aren't too overwhelming! Great job!

Aga said...

I just discovered your blog and I’m really enjoying it! Love your style and all your cards are fantastic! Happy Blogiversary!

Jocelyn said...

I love your simple and clean style. Thank you for always inspiring me to create more. Love the card from your little precious! Keep the card ideas coming!!!

Brandi said...


One thing I love about coming to your blog is your random creative imagination. Sometimes I can look at a card and know exactly who the designer is because they always use the same layouts, colors, supplies, and theme. But with you every card is different! Many people talk about wanting to find their own style but I would rather not have a particular style and just have a variety! That is what I love most about your blog and it works for you because you are constantly getting recognized!
Brandi Hall

Courtney Baker said...

Oh wow fab giveaway! I just love your style, so more of that! Don't let it get away from you :). And what I love most is the super creative things you come up with (um hello apron card)! Amazing stuff girl!

gr8day2no said...

I love your clean simple style, but it's not too simple. It has enough POP to set it apart from a lot of the simple cards I see. I love your 3D flower, butterflies and cut outs. They give much depth and interest to your cards. Your hostess apron card was fabulous! I LOVED, LOVED that card!!! Simple with pop!! You are a master of that!! I would love to see more cards and maybe some paper crafts.
I loved your get well card. I have a 3 year old's just the sweetest!
Thank you

Ann said...

I most love the ladybug set you made and the sewing "on the mend" card--SO cute and fun!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I don't even know what to say. I'm new on your blog and I love everything! I do love technique tutorials though, if you're looking to add something this year.

Kelly Jo said...

What a sweet husband. So nice to have support!!!

Gosh, I'd just like to see more cards- I love your work!

Tiffany Heilman said...

I love your blog! it is fabulous and I wouldn't change a thing. Keep inspriring me.

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh... Congrats Jessica! I will have to look up your card! That was the first pub for me too! Way cool!

I love the card from your daughter! How thoughtful and sweet!

Thanks for the chance to win all of that awesome stuff! Wow!!

I just love what you already do on your blog! I have no suggestions or wish to see's! I think you are so talented and am inspired everytime I visit!

Cindy Lee said...

What a thoughtful gift from your husband!

I love your blog and the stuff you share here so I won't change anything. You isnpired me a lot and I can't wait to see what you have for us :)

~kelly marie~ said...

That is just the sweetest card EVER! So adorable!

What I love about your blog is your fresh style and your sweet personality!

As for what I would like to see this year, I think you might be able to guess! ;)

Pat (mspfd) said...

I am a newbie to your blog but I will definitely be back. In fact, I am going to add you to my blog list. I find your creations very inspiring. I love the clean, uncluttered look of your creations. And really would like to see more of the same.

Feel better and thanks for the opportunity to win some amazing goodies!

Karen said...

Your style is so fresh, clean, and graphic! I love the inspiration that you provide. And you seem to be having a lot of fun!

Hope you feel better soon. That card is the sweetest and a perfect way to make a Mamas heart swell. :>

Winter said...

I don't think you should change anything, except maybe no more computer crashes! I love your positive attitude and your SO creative! Keep it up! :)

Julie Martin said...

I'm pretty new to your blog, I think I stumbled upon it through one of the challenges (possibly Embellish) and what I love about your cards is they are simple, but each seems to have an element of surprise, whether it's a pop of color or some really awesome technique. I think in this coming year you should just keep up the beautiful work!! :)

Feel better and sorry about your computer...(that happened to me in college and I lost several important papers) I hope you're able to recover everything!

BTW -- holy goodies!!! ;)

Julie E said...

I read this post when it first went up and have seen your reminders...the problem is, I have not been able to think of a thing you need to change! I love that you use so many different materials and are always trying something new. Most of your cards are simple, yet there is always a little quirk that sets them apart. So continue to create and enjoy what you do, because it shows!!!

Anthonette said...

I'm behind on visiting your blog. Sorry to hear you were sick.

I don't have any suggestions for what I want to see; I love what I see already. Keep up the good work.

Congrats on the publication!

donna calamari said...

I discovered your blog last summer and have visited regularly ever since. You are an artist and I enjoy seeing your works of art. The card you made with cabbage as inspiration blew me away. I know that when I visit your blog I will see composition and color. I'd love to see you work with stamp sets I own (Papertrey, Stampin Up). Otherwise, i come for visual beauty.

Jenny said...

Im new... loving your cards. I would love to see more in the Spring of your cute butterfly cards and spring style. So cute! :) You have a new follower! ;)

Sunny Penn said...

Thank you for the chance to win, Jessica! What a great giveaway!!

I'd love to see your studio. (I know... I know... very nosy) I just like to see where you create these gorgeous cards. I also love to see how you take pictures of your cards since they are so clear and vivid.

I enjoyed the most looking at your beautiful cards. Your directions are so precise. I really appreciate them!!

Keep up the great work. Hope you feel better soon, Jessica!

LaVonne said...

What an exciting giveaway. Count me in :) I am new here, but now that I found you I will now follow your blog. I would love to hear about your family of course, and see ministry related cards.

Thanks for the chance to win ;) Blessings!