Welcome to my new blog + a BIG giveaway!

Hey, everyone. Welcome to my new blog!

Many months ago, I begged my talented friend, Kristina, to redo my blog. And although she normally doesn’t do this kind of stuff, she kindly helped me out. (Thanks, Kristina. I adore you.)

This new blog isn’t finished yet… I will be adding and finishing things over the next couple weeks. But this improved site will make it possible for me to bring you some fun new features in the near future.

A few things to note:

  • I have started a brand new Facebook Page for my blog. Be sure to check it out HERE and click “like.” I will share projects and ideas there, too.
  • I will now have a by-invitation-only sponsor each month. Having a sponsor makes it possible for me to do more giveaways and offer more perks for you all. I will only be inviting my favorite companies to sponsor so you can be sure that if I am promoting a product or site, it is because I truly like them. They will have a spot at the top of my sidebar. This month’s sponsor is Simon Says Stamp… and you know I love them!
  • I added tabs about classes, online classes and more. Be sure to look around – I will be adding info in the next few days. I am excited about some things that will be coming soon. If you have anything you would like to see, please let me know.

To celebrate my new blog, I have lots of giveaways this week… and they may stretch into next week, too. Many of the prizes will go to folks who leave comments here. A few will also go to folks over on twitter and also to a few of my new Facebook page fans. Gotta spread the love around!

But to kick off the week, I have an awesome giveaway. Heidi from Simon Says Stamp (my first invited sponsor) donated a brand new Vagabond! This $299 treasure is my new favorite die cutting machine.

Many have asked why I switched to the Vagabond from the Electric Big Shot. I switched because the Vagabond is MUCH more powerful. In fact, the Electric Big Shot has been discontinued since the power doesn’t compare and they would break. The Vagabond will cut chipboard, felt and more like butter. I didn’t think I needed it at first, but I was so wrong.

Tim mentioned that he will be sharing a video on his blog soon showing how to use all brands of dies in the Vagabond.

Want a Vagabond? Here is your chance. Just leave a comment here by Friday at 11:59pmEST and I will pick a winner. Oh, and this giveaway IS open to overseas crafters – we can’t leave you out! (Thank you, Simon Says Stamp!)

See you tomorrow with more. Happy Monday.


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1,918 thoughts on “Welcome to my new blog + a BIG giveaway!”

  1. I love all your videos, tips and tricks and inspiration. You are a fantastic educator and enabler. Lovin’ the new blog layout and Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Wow! Thank you Jennifer and Simon Says Stamps. What a generous giveaway. Your new blog design is absolutely fabulous. Love what Kristina did, she is definately a pro. Thanks again for the chance to win and I cannot wait to see what new projects you have up your sleeve using the Vagabond.

  3. Wow-the new blog IS nice! Way to go. Change is good! One thing I really like that you’ve changed over this past year is linked to the products you use. This has been a tremendous help. I bought the Fiskars cutter you tried and said you liked…and I can see why. I totally trust your picks, because you use the stuff day in and day out. Keep up the great work-you make me want to craft.

  4. Wow – what a great way to kick off your new blog! I love the redesign and look forward to spending some time poking around and seeing all of the great stuff you post here. Thanks for the link to your Facebook page, I’ve “liked” it already!

  5. The Vagabond looks incredible! I love my regular Big Shot – use it multiple times each time that I craft so I know I’d love the Vagabond. The new website looks incredible. Thanks for all of your inspiration.

  6. Jennifer – love your “new look” blog. Really looking forward to seeing techniques and other great ideas in the days ahead. Thank you!

  7. I have the BigKick and have been thinking about getting a new die cutting machine. I love the look of the Vagabond and love all it can do. But I was thinking I would love something that takes 12×12 paper. One of Tim’s videos shows how you can fold the paper around the platform without creasing the paper, to die cut the edge of the paper. After see that, I am thinking the Vagabond may be exactly what I need. Thank you for a chance at winning this.

  8. What a great new blog and an amazing new toy. Love the handle isea. Also no more turning or the old handle.

  9. Wow! What an awesome prize. Thanks for the opportunity Jennifer. Your blog looks amazing! I love visiting you, you gave so much inspiration and ideas 🙂 Thank you for that.

  10. A vagabond! Really! I mean really! What I could do with that machine. Right now I am limping along with my cuttlebug – so I say – GIVE ME POWER!You never cease to inspire me with your beautiful work.

  11. Love, love, love your blog Jennifer and would love to win a Vagabond machine! I do happen to like Simon Says Stamps very much as well! Thanks so much for the opportunity and thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!
    Anne-Marie

  12. Love the new look and would LOVE!!!! to win one of Tim’s vegabond machines! I am loving creating next and can’t seem to get anything else accomplised, such as laundry, dishes, dinner, work, sleep! All I want to do is create – thanks for always sharing such great ideas and being so real! You ROCK!

  13. I love your blog and the inspiration you have to offer! Thanks for the amazing opportunity to win a Vegabond! Truly a WOW opportunity…thanks!

  14. Oh what a huge giveaway! I would love to have this Vagabond to be mine! I love to go for the giveaway and hopefully I’m the winning lady but there much more lady’s so everybody good luck!
    Hugs,Esther

  15. Thank you so much for all your inspiration. You are so talented and thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize.

  16. Love the new blog! So easy to navigate.And I would would really love to get my hands on the Vagabond! WOW! Cool giveaway! Thanks.

  17. AWESOME!! That is all that I can say!! This would make anyone’s YEAR I’m sure of it!! So can’t wait for all of the fun on your new blog to start!! =) I have always been a fan!! THANKS again for the chance to win!! HAVE A FABULOUS DAY!! =)

  18. Wow, what a fabulous giveaway. Thank you for a chance to win. My girls & I would love to play with the Vagabond and do all our crafts with it 🙂 Thank you for always inspiring us with all your wonderful creations, your talent is out-of-this-world !!!

  19. Wow! What a wonderful prize!! Thanks for the continued fabulous inspiration you give to everyone. Congratulations on the new blog!

  20. To win this awesome gift would truly be an answer to prayer – but even if it is not my “time” your lovely blog (both new AND old) has so often brought a laugh and a smile to my day – for this I am always thankful! God Bless!

  21. I haven`t got a die cutter but have seen such lovely dies for this machine that I now have my fingers crossed for a chance to win one here.
    Loving those Distress inks as well.
    So many products so little money. LOL

  22. I have been going back and forth on the exact same thing. I have the electric big shot, which has hardly been used, and now out comes the Vagabond. What to do? Keep the one or buy the other. Your input has really helped sway the direction I was going. If I won one great! But if not it looks like I need to place an order with my local store, she will be happy.

  23. A Tim Holtz product…YES!! There’s nothing better than Tim Holtz meets Jennifer McGuire, except Tim Holtz meets Jennifer McGuire give aways! Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Don’t know if I’m too late for this one, but if not YEAH – who could miss this chance? Super Giveaway.

  25. wow, great prize! Long time follower, rarely remember to comment though, hoping to get better about it! Lo0ve your style!

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