Friday, November 27, 2009

A VERY Exciting Black Friday Blog Hop...

I was SO uber-UBER-excited when Taylor Van Bruggen contacted me asking me if I'd like to participate in her Black Friday Blog Hop.  Uhhhhh, YEAH!   I couldn't respond fast enough!   I must admit though that when I saw what we'd be doing I was a bit scared as I'm not always the best at 3D/altered stuff...



(front view of box)

Well let me just TELL you-her Perfect Package Card Boxes are a DREAM to work with!!!!  I am
smitten after making just ONE and I will definitely be ordering a ton of these to make Holiday gifts this year.   You'll see what I mean if you try one-they are SUPER sturdy, perfect to store A2 cards or other gift ideas, and SO MUCH FUN to decorate!

(Back view of box)


I used my favorite Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly DP, and some Prism cardstock.  A lot of these particular items can be found in Taylor's Christmas Key Ingredients.   Have you guys worked much with Prism cardstock?  It's definitely become my favorite cardstock to work with besides the Neenah that I color with.  I just love it, and I ADORE the colors it comes in!  You can check out the line of Prism available in the TE store HERE.



I also made some cards for this set using the "Wings of Joy" stamp set as well as using that on the front of the box as well.



Like what you see?  I sure hope so because I had an absolute BLAST making this, and finished it up just in time to bring to my Mom's as a hostess gift for our wonderful Thanskgiving dinner we had yesterday.   I have about oh...40 or so more cards to finish for her, LOL..but here are a few of the highlights from the box I gave her:


Well now, to the good suff!  It wouldn't be BLACK FRIDAY without a SALE, right?
 
In honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (the two biggest shopping days of the year!), Taylored Expressions is offering 15% off everything in the store! Just use the promotional code TEBlackFriday upon checkout to receive the discount. You don't want to miss up to 50% off all JustRite products, Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Tiny Twinkles, and the new TE Shirts & Aprons!

In addition, for today, I am only ONE stop on an AMAZING Blog Hop today and cannot even TELL you what an honor it is to be included with this sensationally talented group of women:

Here's a list of all of the participants in our Black Friday Blog Hop....you ladies are AMAZING!

Alex Maldonado: http://fairyblossoms.typepad.com/
Amy Rohl: http://inkaboutme.blogspot.com/
Beate Johns: http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Bev Gerard: http://savorthejourney.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Charmaine Ikach: http://oodabugalley.blogspot.com/
Cindy Haffner: http://cindyhaffnerscorner.blogspot.com/
Debbie Olson: http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/
Donna Baker: http://www.serenityinstamping.com/
Jami Sibley: http://jami.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Jen del Muro: http://iheart2stamp.com/
Jen Tapler: http://jentapler.blogspot.com/
Jenn Balcer: http://jbalcer.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Jennifer Buck: http://thebuckstampshere.blogspot.com/
Jessica Diedrich: http://thewhimsicalbutterfly.blogspot.com/
Joan Ervin: http://stampingwithapassion.blogspot.com/
Joanne Basile: http://www.stampedbyhand.blogspot.com/
Linda Duke: http://www.lindaduke.typepad.com/
Lori Craig: http://loricraig.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Rose Anne Reynolds: http://paperdelightz.blogspot.com/
Sankari Wegman: http://sunnysankari.blogspot.com/
Sharon Harnist: http://paperfections.typepad.com/
Sherry Cheever: http://sherrycheever.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Taylor VanBruggen: http://www.tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/

WHEW!  Seriously is this NOT an AMAZING list?   I just want to thank Taylor for including me today, too.  It means the world to me to be able to be a part of such a fun day with such a wonderful product, so THANKS TAYLOR!

Hope you've all enjoyed today's post and I do so much appreciate you scrolling down for a SPECIAL PREVIEW from The Greeting Farm today!   Thanks so much and ENJOY BLACK FRIDAY! 

HAPPY SHOPPING EVERYONE!!!!

~Jessica :)

32 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Bang up job on this gift box Jess, love those papers.

Lisa H. said...

awesome, girlie! the colors are perfect (love that cosmo paper!) and so are all your details!

~*Joni said...

Adorable box Jessica!! I love altered items, and this box looks like it is a dream to work around. Beautiful choice of paper and to make coordinating cards is such a wonderful idea! AWESOMENESS! Happy post T-day Jess!

Sherry Cheever said...

So ADORABLE!

Elena said...

No wonder why Taylor asked you to participate in this blog hop, you are very talented lady, Jessica!
What a wonderful set of cards you created! I really love the papers you chose! Lots of beautiful work you put in this project!

WickedPixie said...

I love the card box, Jess! It is so pretty with that stamp set and the perfect Cosmo Cricket paper!! :-)Traci

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, you did a FABULOUS job on this beautiful box and set of cards...such gorgeous coloring and I sooo love the papers you used!!!!!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

How cute is this!? You did an awesome job altering the box so no more of this "I'm not very good at altering!" *grin* Love the cards you made for the inside too!

Kelly Booth said...

This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute Jess!!! Love everything about this....

Alex Maldonado said...

This is just adorable!! I Love the colors you used, it is just so cute, I LOVE it!!

Jami said...

I think you've just been *converted* to 3D projects! *wink* Wow - this is so darling! Love the cards too!

Lysa said...

This is a great project! Will definitely have to give it a try!

Lyneen said...

Your box is Great... what do you mean 3d isn't your strong whatever... this is super... Love the box and the cards!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL ALtered project and the matching cards are gorgeous too!


Vicki

Rose Ann said...

Your box looks perfect, and I love the papers you've used!! I love all of your darling cards too!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is AWESOME Jessica! Love how you decorated the box.....and I gotta say, I love your photography, too.

DB said...

You did an outstanding job on this project...love the box and the cards!

Danni said...

Woo-hoo!! how fun! You did great!! Love this!

Donna said...

Jess...This is AMAZING!! I LOVE this! The Dp you have chosen and the Joy stamp work beautifully together!! You are sooo talented sweetie..I am floored every time I visit!! Xx

- Oh and Happy Thanksgiving Honey, I hope you had a spectacular day!! Xx

TexasGrammy said...

What a darling hostess gift! I'm sure she loved it from the first moment! You've really given this a perfect "TE" look with these sweet colors & the awesome JOY stamp!

~Bev

JenMarie said...

Oh this is GORGEOUS!!

Laurel said...

Wow, look at that! Fantastic!

Eva said...

Oh my goodness, this looks soooo very gorgeous!!!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wishing you a fabulous weekend, too. Hugs, Eva

margie c said...

Adorable! I love lil keepsake boxes! Great job :)

PaperCrafty said...

Adorable box Jess!! I love the colors!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family!!

Linda D said...

This is just adorable!!

~~Audrey~~ said...

Wow, those altered stuff is absolutely gorgeous!

Kim R. said...

Gorgeous!!! I knew you would do a great job with it!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Jessica, this is so stinkin' ADORABLE! oh my goodness!

ANAT S said...

perfect box
amazing job
I love your style

Heather Schlatter said...

Jessica,

Seriously this box is super wonderfully Stampendous!!! The papers you choose are all so so good together and I love the punches and the layers you used and Which Nestie is that I really like it too!!! Love that light tourquoise with the redish pink color and I love the card you made to go with the box!!!!

Maybe just Maybe things will work out for you and maybe just maybe Marie will love you enough to show you some Mercy on this topic!!!! LOL!!!

Love it girl!!!

Heather

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Such an amazing honor, and again so well deserved! You did an incredible job with the kit, Jess!!!