Inspiring the joy of creating and kindness of sharing handmade cards.
Jennifer McGuire is a stamping enthusiast and crafting instructor who has been sharing her love of crafting and handmade acts of kindness since 2002. In the past thirteen years, her blog, YouTube videos, publications, and classes have helped her reach thousands of paper crafters worldwide. She has been a contributing designer and worked with many companies over the years, including the wonderful Hero Arts. With certifications in both Copic and Ranger materials and techniques, Jennifer’s expertise in card making, love of sharing, and high-energy teaching style has helped her gain a loyal following. As a natural extension of her popular blog and technique videos, Jennifer co-founded Online Card Classes with her dear friend Kristina Werner, where she has been working hard to inspire card makers for the past three years.
Jennifer’s work can also be found offline, recently and most notably in Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. She is also the author of two special issues from Creating Keepsakes magazine: 101 Things to Do with Your Scrapbook Supplies (2007) and 101 Creative Ways to Use Your Scrapbook Supplies (2010). You’ll also find her work as a designer in many other magazines and books. Jennifer enjoyed teaching in-person classes for many years, but has recently transitioned to online-only in order to make time for her family.
Jennifer resides in Cincinnati with her husband Ken, stepdaughter Audrey, son Colin, and daughter Lila. Her stepdaughter Kay attends college in Texas. S
I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive free product to work with.
- Companies will often send me products (such as new stamps from a release) as a gift, not a payment. There are no expectations to use them. If I like them (and have the time!), I will use them. This product is not payment for work. Any unused product is usually given away in a post to lucky readers.
- The only time I am given product as a “payment” is if I am doing a guest post or a blog hop (which would be mentioned in my post since I would be expected to use the product in these cases). If I mention a post is a guest post or blog hop, it can be assumed the product featured was given to me.
- If a company sends me products and asks me to do a review, I will mention that. (This is very rare. I don’t like to do this in case I don’t love the product! In this case, the product is considered a “payment” so I will let you know that.)
- The only companies that I receive all product for free from are Hero Arts (since I do occasional work for them and therefore need the product on hand — payment is not in product) and Simon Says Stamp (only their SSS-exclusive products).
- Even though I have Invited Sponsors, I have not made a commitment to use their product. (The sponsorship payment gets them an ad space on my blog only. I invited them to do this because I believe in their products. These companies sometimes send me their product for free – not payment – to use if I wish to.) For more on my Invited Sponsors, click HERE.
- Regardless, I never will share a product I do not like. What I use on my blog is what I truly like, regardless of how I obtained it. Even if I am given a product, it will go unused, given away or sent back unless I truly love and recommend it.
It is very rare, but I am occasionally paid by a company to participate in a blog hop, etc. I never promote a product just because a company has asked me to – I promote what I love.
I do not work for any of the companies I talk about (with the exception of Hero Arts for who I do occasional consulting).
If you have questions or concerns, please email me.
I participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Kiwi Crate, My Favorite Things, Craftsy, Dick Blick, Ellen Hutson, Studio Calico, Butterfly Reflections, and more. That means I receive a commission when products are purchased through links here at this blog. (At NO additional cost to you.) This allows me to bring you more videos!
Bottom line: Please know I will never share or even review a product that I would not personally recommend or that I do not personally like. Promise.