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 the new look of your blog!!! And all the inspiration you share with us!! That’s an awesome giveaway!!

  2. That looks awesome … thanks for the opportunity to win. Fingers crossed. Toes crossed. Will now go cross said toes and fingers of my wife, Natasha Kara, who would TOTALLY love this.

  3. Thanks so much for the chance to win this amazing product. Looks like this machine can do some amazing things….and it looks so darn cute, too!!

    -Nicole-
    tigger945 at gmail dot com

  4. Your new blog site is smashing!! Love the look. The Vagabond – OH MY!!! Would love to own one. I use my electric Big Shot but you are right when it comes to power! Here’s hoping!

  5. Oh, how I would love to own a Vagabond! Thanks for the great give away, and for sharing your amazing creations with us!

  6. Love the look of your new blog. As always will be looking forward to great posts from you. Thank you for the amazing opportunity to win the awesome goodness, “Vagabond”
    Keeping my fingers crossed and good luck to everyone.

  7. Love the look of your new blog. However, whatever the look, I love the inspiration you provide. TFS your talent with the crafting world and thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize! Have a great weekend!

  8. Oh how cool. I love my electric Big Shot, but recently it has been getting hot…what a fantastic giveaway and really awesome new tool!

  9. I love the look of your new blog. Thank you and Simon Says Stamp for a chance to win this awesome giveaway!!

  10. Oh, my! What a beautiful new blog and an awesome giveaway to celebrate it. Congrats on both, and pick me!! 🙂

  11. I have a Cuttlebug and I have such a time getting thick material through. I would love this machine. There are so many great things that can be done with it. Thank you for the opportunity to have a chance at winning this. Your new blog site is smashing!! Love the look. You make people want to craft.

  12. Holy cow! Would love a Vagabond! Just got home from a week’s vacation and am checking out your blog now that I’m back to computer access!
    DeniseB

  13. I was going to buy the electric Big Shot when you spoke about it this last year, but put it off , and was I glad I did. I saw Tim’s Vagabond and knew I had to have it. Would be nice to win it!!

  14. I would love to win a Vagabond!! Thanks for this chance to do so. Also, I am enjoying the new look to the website and it is one of my favorite places to come for new ideas! Thanks Jennifer! ~Tara D.

  15. I’ve really enjoyed your blog and how-to videos for some time. I like your approach to discovering things and it is refreshing to watch.
    I also have an affinity for your candidness regarding anything you are speaking about – including clinical depression. I was the first in my family to speak honestly and openly about my depression when many of my family members also suffered but in silence. Thank you for all that you share and the awareness you bring to thoses things near and dear to you such as your wonderful card drive for children.

  16. Wow now this is a ‘BIG’ Giveway!! I sure do hope you pick me, I would love to have a vagabond to help add excitement to my projects.

  17. Thanks for the opportunity, I’ve gotten to play with the Vagabond and love what it can do! Now I hope I can own one!

  18. Have been “Jonsing” for a Vagabond ever since Tim demo’d on video, last summerish? What an awesome machine and an awesome giveaway, thanks.

  19. Oh this is such a great giveaway!!!
    I have visited Tim’s blog to see him use it!
    TFS and such wonderful giveaways— Kerri sent me!!

  20. Wow!!! What an amazing give-a-way!! I would looooove to win this! Die cutting is one of my favorite things to do on my cards/pages, but I don’t always get good results with my little machine I am using. Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. I can’t believe I won! At first I thought it was a hoax (because I had recently heard of so much drama that happens with making you tube videos and having a blog), so I had to ask my friend if she thought it was legit. LOL.

    I’m so excited!! I really did not expect to win, I never do. God is so good and I hope I can use this make mini albums for people in my church, my family and friends. I want the entire world to scrap with me!! LOL

    God bless, and thanks again Jennifer!

    x0, D

  22. Dreaming of the day when i finally own a Vagabond. It is so cool! I can’t wait and would LOVE to be the lucky winner here. That would make owning one happen sooner! (So thanks in advance in case….)

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