Links + 3 Giveaways!

Hello there.

Just have some fun (and totally random) links for you…

  • Remember THIS card? That great stamp set is now available outside of the card kit HERE. Love this set.
  • Looking for a baby name? (Ha – I AM!) I love THIS site. Type in a name and it shows it’s popularity over the years. Pretty cool.
  • Are you a Hero Arts fan? They just announced a new My Monthly Hero program HERE. I love THIS new birthday set from it. Fun.
  • If you are on Facebook, I would love to have your vote for a belly photo contest. Each vote they get gives a dollar to the March of Dimes – awesome. If you are interested, click HERE.
  • One of my new favorite cardmakers, Danielle Walls, has a new video series called “Shhh… Mommy’s Hiding.” So cute. Check it out HERE.
  • Wanna see one of the best design teams ever? Truly. This is a strong group of artists. Go HERE – it is the A Blog Name Hero design team. Wow.
  • I have gotten a few emails asking about our die cutting class, A Cut Above. The first half was traditional die cutting (Big Shot, Cuttlebug, etc.) and the second half is the Silhouette. Lots of fun techniques, a ton of videos and great prizes. You can still sign up HERE. Class is underway but you can catch up anytime as the content never goes away.
  • Are you a mom? Proud of your kids? Wanna have a good cry? Go watch THIS.

I think that was enough random for tonight. On to the giveaway…


I have a great giveaway! THREE lucky winners will get a spot in my friend Julie Ebersole‘s upcoming class, Fold It Pop It Flip It Zip It. (If you have taken any Online Card Classes, you will be familiar with her work. She also does classes with Ellen Hutson… and they are fab!) Here is more info and it looks like fun…

Ready to take your standard card to a whole new level?  Learn how to incorporate specialty folds, shadow boxes, pop-ups and other fun interactive elements into your greetings!  Join long-time instructor Julie Ebersole for Fold It, Pop It, Flip It, Zip It! and learn more than a dozen different ways to add an extra element of fun and surprise to your card designs!

The two week course features video tutorials, complete step-by-step instructions, diagrams & patterns, along with project photos in downloadable PDF format.  Also included in the class are: A gallery, private forum, additional projects contributed by special guest designers, exclusive shopping discounts and prize drawings!

Come and go to the classroom on your own schedule, and, as always, enjoy lifetime access to all class materials! Class begins May 7-18! For more information, head HERE.

So here is your chance to win one of three spots. Just leave a comment here by Friday at 11:59pmEST. Oh, and if you have any baby name ideas, I would love to hear them. :) Good luck!

See you soon.

 

344 CommentsClasses, Cool links, Giveaways

  1. Pam H

    Should be a fun class. Good luck to whoever wins a spot.

  2. Vickie Stevens

    Sure would love to win this class. :-)

  3. Colorado

    This class sounds wonderful! I love doing special folds and other kinds of interesting cards. Thanks so much for the chance to win a spot in the class!!

    Wish I could help with a name. I’m not even good at naming pets so it’s a good thing I never had kids! LOL!! I will just toss out an opinion on one thing, though. As a teacher, I saw this practice often and I think it’s gotten more and more common over the years and that is changing the “correct” spelling of names. I personally don’t care for the practice. I know everyone wants their child to be unique. But, it’s not the name that is going to make a person unique. Everyone is anyway! Some of the strange spellings for names that I’ve seen just look silly to me and not even unique… but just stupid. I’ve seen some that only made me wonder if the parents just really didn’t know how to spell the name. To me, it made them look uneducated rather than creative. So, that’s just my opinion on one thing. Good luck with making the decision!!

  4. Jenni thanks so much for the comment on our DT at A Blog Name Hero I started in this because of you and now I am a Shadow Ink (Lucy Newton), so for me it ment the world, thanks!!! May God bless you and your beautiful family!!!

  5. Cynthia Jacobs

    Fun links to check out and nice giveaway! Would love to take this class!!

  6. Shirley

    Checked all your suggestions and sites which are always great. I’m good at naming dogs but not humans since I never had a child. However, I’m going to be a grandparent for the first time in July and can’t wait to find out the little guy’s name. I love more of the traditional names such as Katherine, Lily, etc. I love your son’s name, too. Use the same process you used for his name. Good luck and can’t wait to see the first picture of your new daughter. Would love to win that class. All the other ones I’ve taken have been great.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  7. Love your links, Jennifer. (When do you have time to do as much as you do???)
    I love Julie Ebersole’s classes….she’s an amazingly creative lady and I’ve already learned so much from her techniques. What a fabulous opportunity you’re offering.
    Baby boy – Darin (my son’s name, ha!) Benjamin and Philip.
    Baby girl – Joanna, Lydia and Grace

  8. Cathy M.

    I love your blog, Jennifer, and I would LOVE to win a spot in Julie’s class! Good luck with your new baby!

  9. Randellyn

    Love all the randomness! Definitely checking this out…especially to see if my name if popular :-) Would LOVE to win a spot in the Flip It, Pop It, Fold it class…looks like a lot of fun!

    I only had four names I ever wanted when I was pregnant with my son:
    Baby Boy: Ethan Riley ~or~ Sterling MacKenzie
    Baby Girl: Amanda Claire ~or~ Hannah Kay

    Good luck on your baby name selection. My son Sterling will be 22 at the end of June….I still can’t believe it!

  10. Edna Jakubowski

    I am hooked on online classes especially the ones you recommend. I like taking classes at my LSS but the fact you can view them forever is the best selling point. I’ve learned so much taking these classes! Thanks for a chance to add to my collection. Many blessings to you and your family on the new addition.

  11. My favourite baby names are Jameson, Austin, Spencer, Theodore, Weston, Tucker, Everett, Elliot, Greyson, Ashton, Sawyer, Dawson, Quinn, Parker, Anderson, Oliver. I like that they are very masculine and rarely or never girl names. And none are too popular either. I think every child should feel unique and some names are just way overdone. A couple of these are popular but make great second names.

    And for girls Arrianna, Gweniviere, Gwendolyn, Ellianna, Hannah, Cassandra. I have way fewer girl names because we found out ahead of time that we were having boys and we saved the name the second boy would have been called for the third child which was also a boy!. Ellianna Grace May.

    I’d love to win this class. I had so much fun taking yours.

  12. Tammy Davis

    What an awesome class! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    Choosing names – it can be very stressful! We just went through lots of “argueing” for my grandson’s name. (We chose Jakob). I tend to be a scifi fan – especially Star Trek. My number one choice for a boy was Ryker. My son was not in agreement! I think my favorite girls name (not that we ever have them in my family!) is Brianna or Brionna. Love “Bri” for a nick name. Good luck with whatever you choose – I am sure it will be beautiful!

  13. joy

    Naming a baby is quite difficult. My suggestion is to have two girl names and two boy names picked out. When you see your new little one in person, you will be able to look at him/her and just know which name is meant for that precious face!! Hope your delivery goes quickly and smoothly when the time comes.

    Thanks for the chance to win a spot in Julie’s class! She is so talented and has such a sweet personality to boot.

  14. Gretchen

    will love to win the class…. Sebastian-Boy
    Isabella-girl

    :o )

  15. Penny Reed

    I love how you send us all these neat links! TFS! I was never good at picking names, my son is Andrew. I like Cade for a boy, goes good with Colin. Also like Justin. For girls, I like the older names, like Claire, Lily, and Gracie. Good luck and thanks for the chance to win a spot in Julie’s class@

  16. Karyn

    Sounds like a fun class! Thanks for sharing.

  17. julie m

    i like cards that do things. the class sounds like fun. i have always liked the names lucy and zack.

  18. wendee deal

    I love paper engineering and this is the perfect class for me. I sure hope I win a place in it. As far as names, I love my granddaughter’s name, which is Amber.

  19. Angela

    Love Julie’s classes… Already signed up… Good luck…you will pick a great name! Enjoy very minute! :)

  20. Sandy Lewis

    Hi – thank you for all of the links. Names… Emily, Annalisa, Abigail (Abby), Melanie…

  21. ava

    I promise to be a interactive student, if choosen to sit in the front of the class….wink wink
    ava
    baby names, Ava of course……… I am named after Ava Gardner!!!

  22. Mary-Anne V.

    Thank you for the chance to win a spot in the class. Always loved Daniel for a boy and Priya for a girl.

  23. Sue D

    Sounds like a fun class–would love to win.

  24. Marie

    I would love to win a place in Julie’s class – her joy for the craft is so inspiring!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Blessings to you and your expanding family!!

  25. Anita A

    What an awesome class!

  26. Paula M.

    This sounds like a great class. Lots of fun! I’ve been a teacher for 32 years, so names often have different “meanings” to me. This year I have 2 kagens and a Kaedon. I had a girl named Presley a couple of years ago, and I like my son’s name – Trent. Best wishes to you and baby.

  27. Sally Furness

    Would love to have a place in Julie’s class. My small town doesn’t offer any chance for classes. My grandson’s name is Walter. I think it made him a serious student, as he earned a full college scholarship .

  28. Janet MacKay

    Boy would I love to take this class. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  29. Linda

    The class sounds fun……….I love Julie’s videos. Thanks for the chance to win. I’ve always loved Kate for a girl and I like Casey for a boy. They both sound good with McGuire.

  30. Barbara

    Sounds like a great class.

  31. Nancy W

    I work in maternity so keeping you in my warm thoughts. As for names, Nathan (Nathaniel) is a strong name for a boy and you may want to consider Serena for a girl.
    Keep well!

  32. Denise Trottier

    I would love to win this class, thank you for the chance…I love the name Jordan for a boy and Chloe for a girl…good luck in choosing…
    Denise Trottier

  33. peggy wood

    I have just started taking on line classes and really enjoy them. Interactive cards are something I have been wanting to try. I like plain and simple names like Marie, Theresa, William. You will know the right name when you see the new baby. Blessings to you

  34. Connie O.

    Love Julie! Looks like a fun class!

  35. Tammy Whitley

    What a great give a way!!!! I would love to win this. I would love to up the anty on my cards!!!! This might be just what Im looking for! Thank you for the opportunity!

  36. I don’t have great ideas for baby names, Jennifer (not much help, am I?). But, I’d love a spot in the Julie Ebersole class – it sounds so fun. Thanks, and take care of yourself! {hugs}

  37. Glenda F Dopking

    You are just full of good news from top to bottom Jennifer! I love when Julie comes to visit your classes so I must check out her class. The best thing I ever found on the web was when I found your Online Classes! If anyone hasn’t checked out A Cut Above you really should even if you have had your die cutting machine for two years or more!

    Thanks so much Jennifer! Fay is a lovely named meaning fairy – always the best disposition – LOL! But true!

    Glenda

  38. JeanD

    This sounds like a great class, thanks for the chance. I always liked Victoria or Christina for a girl (didn’t get to use those), I used my boy names instead :) but I still like them, Stephen & Andrew.

  39. Tara Capewell

    boy oh boy it is getting close till the bubs arrives! loving the new classe i would love to win!

  40. I would so love a chance at this class!!! Thanks for the cool post Jennifer, especially the Olympics video – definitely lost a few tears!!!

  41. I’m a fan of the more classic names!

  42. Jodi R

    Class sounds great. Thanks for all the fun links!

  43. Tami

    Hi jennifer…I like Coryn, Camille and Cloe for girl names because they are sweet and share something in common with Colin. :) for a boy…hmmm starts with a C having something to do with the ocean u love so…..How about Cast or Cove? I know… a little out there..I agree, but unique!

  44. Karen Haworth

    What a great sounding class, I’m sure it will be fun. Would love to win a place.

  45. This class sounds great, I’m just starting to make cards & would love to win a space.

  46. Lidiya

    I would love to attend this class! Thanks for the chance, Jennifer!

  47. Sounds like a great class.

  48. Sounds like a fabulous class especially if Julie’s involved! I just love her!

    Call me prejudice but my favorite boy name is Logan Adam because that’s my 3 yr old grandson’s name… and those names just go together well.
    My favorite girls names are Hannah Grace (my youngest daughter’s name… she’s our “double portion” of grace because Hannah means “grace”!) and Megan Autumn (my oldest daughter, has flaming red hair so the Autumn really names her!). Just my humble, honest, UNBIASED opinion! ;o)

  49. Lisa M

    I eat up everything I can get about interactive cards! This one sounds great, and I’d love to participate.

    For baby names, I think it should have the same “weight,” extraction and solemnity as Colin’s name, and go equally as well as his with your last name. (So I wouldn’t match a Colin and a Chase… but that’s me!) I like Connor, Brandon, Andrew, Christopher and Robert; Carolyn, Christina, Rebecca, Emily, Samantha

    I am a firm believer in NOT naming kids the nickname (i.e., not Katie, but Katherine; Katherine has so many nickname options depending on whether you have a hockey player or a girly-girl or a pre-MBA lol)

    On a more practical level, I have always found this to be true: MAKE SURE YOU PICK A NAME THAT EXISTS ON PERSONALIZED BIKE PLATES! Although I was always a bit annoyed to be one of 4 or 5 Lisas in a class, I never had to go without a personalized plate for my bike. I know successful people in their 50s who are still grieving the fact that there wasn’t a plate for their name– and my one son, given our “perfect” boy’s name, would always agree!

    Obviously, I don’t have any strong feelings about this! lo;

  50. lori IL

    Thank you for your generosity! I’d love to win a spot in Julie’s class!

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