Thursday, October 2, 2008

Two Challenges to Share & Giveaway

Welcome to the NEW and improved Jennifer's Sweet Designs!! As you can see my blog has had a facelift by the one and only Sara William's! Sara's work in incredible, not only is she a great designer but she was very professional. Now that my NEW blog design is complete, I am so excited to share it with all of you!

I have two cards to share today... The first card is for fun Sketch Challenge over at "Sketches". When you have time to play, Tamara posts a NEW Sketch Challenge every Thursday, come on by and check it out!! There is no time limit and if you download your cards to Splitcoast, please use "Sketches" in the keywords.

I had a few emails on how I made the nest on my last card giveaway. I used this punch from Martha Stewart. I really fell in love with this punch after seeing all of the wonderful and creative cards that Cindy Haffner did. You can view her amazing work over at "Cindy Haffner's Corner". If you stop by, please tell her Jennifer sent you! :)

My Second is for a fun challenge over at the Mothers & Daughters challenge blog. This week's challenge is to make a "Popup Card". Tamara would LOVE it if you played along. If you post your card to Splitcoast, please use "MDC" in the keywords.

Here is the inside of the card along with a close-up of the popped up haunted house and bat. All designer paper can be found at Mothers & Daughters Creations. Nestabilities can be found at Cut At Home.
To celebrate my NEW Blog layout, I would LOVE to giveaway a little something!! Please leave me a comment and you will be entered to win the goodies below. I will announce the winner on Thursday, October 8th.



Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

106 comments:

Leanne said...

Hiya!
Firstly, let me say that I LOVE your new look blog - its fantastic!
I love these halloween cards, absolutely amazing. I love stopping by your blog, it inspires me more and more every day.
Thank you for sharing!!
Leanne xx

Eloise said...

Jennifer, love your new page layout! And again such a cute card. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing! The punch adds to your Christmas card! Eloise

Stephanie M said...

Love the new look and just love your blog. You make such beautiful cards I love visiting daily.


stephmuzzulin@netzero.com

Bunny B said...

Great new look! I've always loved your blog designs! :) And all your blog content as well!! :))

Anonymous said...

I love the cardinal christmas card and that Martha Stewart punch! Gorgeous! Great blog, I check it out daily!
Ilene B.

Sena said...

Thank you for the chance!



sena.sagani[at]gmail.com

Allison said...

Love the new look (and of course the cards as usual)!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your new look Jen, love your cards, so so cool. Thanks for the mention you are so sweet. Cool, cool, cool.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great new look, I like the cardinal and that punch is great. Congrats on being the FS on Sketches! :0)

Julie Masse said...

Holy cow did Sara do a fabulous job!!!!! I LOVE IT!! :)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Fabulous cards...love that haunted house...well, love them all! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lori A. said...

Love the blog-lift! :) That Halloween invitation is so cute! Thanks!

Trudi said...

Oh Jennifer I looove your new blog design! And your recent cards are beautiful as usual.

Lesa said...

Your new blog design is adorable! Super cute stuff. So my Mom's birthday is in October. I gave her a cuttlebug last year and she would love this stuff to go with it! ;)

Lynda Benden said...

OMG Jen ~ your cards are AMAZING!!! You really did a fantastic job on BOTH. Not sure which one I LOVE more because they are both AWESOME!!!

Your new look is fantastic as well!! Love the siggy line, the colors, EVERYTHING, it is just awesome!!!!

nitestamper said...

OMG!!!jen love the new look on your blog !!!!!very inviting !!!!
wonderful projects!!!!!you are going to make me go to the store now and get that punch. tfs:)
chat

ladyb266 said...

OMG! I Love your new layout!!! It is soooo SWEET!!! lol! And your cards are ALWAYS adorable too!!! This blog candy of yours is just so great too!!!! TFS! ~Heidi

Jamie Martin said...

All of your cards are amazing! I love that leaf punch :)

Jennifer Love said...

Squeeee! So cupcake-y! Looooooooove it!

(P.S.-don't enter me in the blog candy...just wanted to tell you how fantastic the new blog design is!)

Jessica said...

Great new look!

That Christmas card is gorgeous - I love the wreath you've created with the leaf punch! And the Halloween card is adorable - did you emboss the house pop-out?

stamp500 said...

What a fantastic makeover!

Tiya-B said...

Altho i like the new banner, i loved the old one a little more since it was real candy!
your bolg is wonderful, love your designs.
hope to finish a pop up... they are so much fun to open.

Jennifer said...

Love the new look for your blog! Thanks for the chance to win some candy.

Brenda said...

I love the new look!!! Those fabulous cards, I just got that Martha Stewart punch and haven't used it, what a wonderful use of it. TFS

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Your blog looks so yummy! The cards esp. the pop up is adorable.

maggie said...

This is an amazing blog design. I just love it. TFS
maggie
www.stampingwithmaggie.com

Handcrafted With Love said...

I just love your new look blog Jennifer - it's wonderful just like your cards.

Love Pam xx

Handcrafted With Love said...

..... I've gone missing of your blog roll Jennifer.

Love Pam xx

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

Your new blog looks great and your cardinal card is soooo awesome! All of them are but that one really is exceptional!

Maria Levine said...

Awesome new look! Great job on your cards! Love em!

michelle ip said...

Cupcakes!! I love the new blog design! And beautiful card too!

~D~ said...

holy cow nice makeover! I love everything.. thanks for sharing

justmyopinion12 said...

Hey! Thanks for sharing your talent! I love looking at your creations! I'd love to win the blog candy!

jejflats said...

Love!!! that halloween card. The spooky house popup is awesome! Your blog is one of my favorite ones to visit!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

LOVE IT! Your new blog look is perfect! I may need a little time however to get over missing seeing all that yummy chocolate on your last header.

Terri said...

I love the new look of your blog...very cheerful and YUMMY! I also love that pop-up card...amazing! TFS!

pammy jo said...

sweet new blog look! and your Halloween card is fabulous - and...that Martha Stewart punch is lovely - might have to put that on my list....thanks for all your great ideas :)

cake_brenda said...

You have amazing cards.I have put you down in my favorites so will be able to be a regular visitor!

scrapping4twins said...

Love your new blog design - especially love the cupcake signature - fun to watch!

Leslie Miller said...

Jennifer, I LOVE your new blog design! It's sweet and fun and fresh and so YOU! It looks so pretty on my screen. How FUN!! Your cards are absolutely darling, too, of course. Love the colors and design on the first one, especially. You're nice to offer a little gift to celebrate your new look. Thank you!

Tammi said...

I love the new look, that cupcake looks delish! Great colors too! And wow you've been busy, love all your new creations. And thanks for showing the punch, I didn't realize that's what people were using. Cool how you made the haunted house pop up card! What a great gift, thanks for the opportunity. :)

Kathy Kelsheimer said...

Wow, the pop up card is amazing! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with us!

ribenaruby said...

Cute blog facelift. It really is sweet with all the cupcakes. Thanks for the chance of some candy. By the way I really do like the pop-up on that card.

Neva said...

Jennifer, I just love your blog and love the action sig at the end of your post. that is just too cute. Your blog is awesome, and so is creativity.

SusanR said...

great new look for your blog! that pop-up card is too cute, absolutely love it! I keep looking for that Martha Stewart punch but the store is always sold out - guess I'll have to keep trying.

Pat said...

Your new blog design is awesome! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

milkshake007 said...

I just recently found your awesome blog. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

loyaz said...

Your new improved blog is awesome, as are your incredible card creations. TFS
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Kristi said...

wow look at this...OMG I love all of these....

Heather D. said...

Love that cardinal card!! Great blog, you have wonderful ideas!

Melissa said...

Great new design! Pink and brown are my favorite color combo. :)I love your Christmas card - I'm going to have to look for that punch!

patty w said...

Love the new look! And I adore ALL of your cards! Wowzers..they are just too good!

I've been wishing for some Nestabilities, so would love to win these goodies !

I absolutely adore the Cardinal card!

Thanks for the chance!

kat said...

I just found your blog a few days ago and I'm so enjoying your creations; they're so inspiring! AND now a chance to win some blog candy; what could be better? Thanks

Christy said...

Extreme Makeover - Blogger Edition!! Blog looks fantastic!!
Love your cards, love your blog, love the inspiration you give me! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

jennifer, my sister did a wonderful job with your blog!! i'm so glad you like it!!

Sabina said...

What an adorable new look :) Who doesn't love CupCakes? Your Halloween cards are super(just love the pop-up one), we are going to Disneyland Paris the 23th of this month. It's Halloween there when we arrive, I'm so excited.

Sabina

Kellyjean said...

Thanks for sharing the information about the punch you used to make the nest - and the picture of it really helps when I go try to find it. Your new blog design is fun! Thanks also for the chance for to get the awesome goodies.

windycindy said...

Hello! Your blog is great looking. Love the new look! Your fun prize package has some fun items in it.
I enjoy Halloween and would enjoy winning your prizes. Please enter me in your bootiful drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kimberly said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new design for your blog...pink and brown are my favorite color combo and the big cupcake... YUM!!! I also LOVE the animation in your signature :)

Now I need to go shopping for that MS punch :o) Your cards are awesome!!!

Char in So Cal said...

Jennifer I love your new blog design! My FAVE part is how your name interacts with the cupcake... TOTALLY ADORABLE!! Also, I am glad to see that you have kept the pic of your family on the steps on here... the pic reminds me of my parents house in Virginia and I always smile when I see it on your {FAB FAB FAB} blog!

Rubber Hugs,

Char in So Cal

jackie said...

love the "leaf wreath" so cute how do you think of these things...love your blog thanks for sharing your creativity

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Beautiful blog! I also really love how you made the bird nest out of the leave punches. How creative!

MaryBeth said...

Jennifer, I love the new look of your blog! I absolutely love your Halloween cards and the use of the punches!
Thanks for a chance to win!!!!

Pearlann66 said...

gosh could your blog and all your creations be any cuter!?
thanks for the chance to win a little something sweet!

Giovana said...

Your blog looks amazing!!! Love it very much and you creations are so cool too.

Have a great day
Giovana

smallcity said...

What is the name of the Martha Stewart punch you have listed here. It looks like a branch. Would you mind telling me the name of it. I love that punch.

smallcity on Splitcoast

Alyssa said...

Great new design! So much more fun with color! Love your cards - but I really am loving that cardinal :o) Thanks for the chance!

Laraine R said...

Love the new look!!! It is so cheery!! Love your blog and all the inspiration!!

ctemommy said...

I love cupcakes and I am so loving your new blog design. I just found you through SCS a few weeks ago and love what I see!
Carla D.

Cheryl said...

I just love your new blog layout. I've been thinking of giving mine a facelift as well. Your siggy is the best. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize, I don't have the square nesties yet :)

*smiles*

Grandma Dee said...

Love your new facelift. Thanks for a chance to win those great prizes. Love all your creations!

Chelsea said...

I love your new look and this haunted house that uses the spider web embossing folder ... It's wonderful!!! Keep the inkspiration flowing!

Beth Thomas said...

Your blog looks wonderful! I love the colors and everything is perfect for your theme! Your cards are wonderful. I love the clever use of the MS punch to make a wreath (think you've just enabled me on that one) and the Halloween card and invitation are spooky cute! Love the pop in the invitation! Thanks for this awesome opportunity for a chance at a most generous give away!

Anonymous said...

Love the new layout'
Love the halloween cards'
Would love to have some nesties to play with the big girls.

Donna McG

Lastel said...

Love your new blog look , the cards are awesome too !

Legojenta said...

love your new blog-layout =)

Joan E. said...

Cards and cupcakes, what a great combo. Your blog and cards are just great. Pop up card is the best.
Thanks

Janet Swofford said...

What a great new blog design! I love your blog and now it's even cooler! Thanks for the chance to win the great blog candy.
Janet

Margaret said...

The new blog look is wonderful. And I have to say that I REALLY like the cardinal Christmas card. When I first looked, I wondered WHAT stamp you used for the wreath around the bird. Then I read further in the blog!!! Too cute. Thanks for such wonderful inspiration.

Johna said...

wow! I love your blog! I found my way over here from Lynda's "Stamp Act". I love it here!
I love how you ran the haunted house thru the cuttlebug spiderweb Ef!

Tory said...

Your blog is amazing. I love the Christmas Ornament Card using the Cuttlebug folders is the best!!

walshes5 said...

Very fun blog! I love all your ideas, I can always find inspiration. And I met you at the Copic certification in Chicago, and I know you ARE sweet!

Cathy Young said...

Love the new blog. Your cards are amazing. I have that punch on my "to purchase" list. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cathy

sandyh50 said...

I love the look of your blog! I really enjoy the popup card. I have my class make popup books at school and they are always fun!

Anonymous said...

Wow that cardinal card is stunning!!!!! Your blog looks great, although I have only seen your old blog on occasion. I have been a follower of your work through the OCC blog and love what I see there. After the cardinal card though I am hooked for sure! Off to sign up for your sweet creations!
Oh and the blog candy isn't half bad either!
Diane Cooper
diane7@rogers.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer,
I just love all your cards as you are quite amazing!
I have been getting your Sweet Designs for awhile but have mainly been a lurker of your blog until now. I love the new blog and the colors are wondferful!
The cardinal card is awesome and I love your cuttlebug challenge and hope to start participating in it soon. I also am inpressed with what you did with the punch for the wreath. I just got that punch and now know what I will do with it:)
I have stopped all my magagazine publications since I get all the inspiration I need from you.
Thanks for all your wonderful inpsiration that you share with us. I look forward to seeing what is still to come :)
Cheryl

Anonymous said...

So cute. It always amazes me to see someone come up with a cute idea that I would have never thought of. Great work!

JenMarie said...

Ooo,lovin' that branch punch!
Awesome new look on the blog!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh your cards are fabulous!! I LOVE that pop up card!! And what a cool way to make a nest!!! Thanks for a fun chance to win!!

Shirley said...

What gorgeous cardinal! Love him/her and the sprig wreath and embellishment. Perfect, as always. Your second card is just outstanding. What a perfectly spooky invitation card for a special person. Who could turn this down.

laurlynn said...

Love the cards. DS bday is on halloween and the house would be such a fun invite, but I wouldn't want to scare anyone away! LOL

Desiree said...

Your new blog design is great!

Liz said...

I absolutely love all of card creations. This card is beautiful. I love all the die cuts that you used and how the colors complement each other. The fact that it's a popup card such makes it even more dazzling. I am fairly new to scrapbooking and cardmaking and I always find myself coming to your blog for inspiration. Take care and keep up the good work!!!

Anonymous said...

Your blog header is really cute and sweet. Almost delicious enough to eat. It makes peeking into your world interesting and intriguing. Your popup card has inspired me to give it a try today. I'm sure my friend will be thrilled to recieve it. Am looking forward to seeing all that you create. MarilynY

LeAnne said...

Oooh, I like your new blog, but I liked your old one too! These cards are just so cute....I haven't had much stamping time lately and I am wishing I could do some fun things like this!
LeAnne

Diana said...

Absolutely Love the cupcake theme!!

Lise said...

I love your new blog page layout. You did a fabulous job. I am in awe of your halloween cards. They are fantastic.

Barbra Byrnes said...

wow LOVE LOVE LOVE the new Design. And your cards are fab! Keep on inspiring us!

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Marisa said...

Love the new look of your blog Jennifer.

Marisa

blueviolet said...

You're very talented and these halloween cuties are delightful! Thanks for the giveaway.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

kim387 said...

What cute and creative ideas-I will visit often

Debi said...

Just found your blog via SCS. Great, GREAT ideas. Love them!!

my5bratz said...

this is only our second year of celebrating halloween as its not big in australia and especially "out bush" where we previously lived...the kids are having another party and I will be taking all the kids trick or treating..can't wait...love your hallowee card and your blog is looking great too :0)

java diva said...

That halloween card is awesome!!! What a great idea! TFS

Rebecca said...

Wow, that pop up card is sooooo clever! I may have to try that!
~Rebecca

Kim F said...

Love the new look, and the Halloween cards are awesome. I love to see your new ideas.

Kim