Thursday, January 21, 2010

A little bird told me...

Well HELLO there.....how are all of you today?

I must say that it's a FABULOUS Thursday as I have QUITE a bit of excitement that's been brewing for a while!   Are you all sitting down?   Haha, just kidding, but I can tell you that when Angela Magnuson emailed me to ask me if I'd like to stay on the UNITY DESIGN TEAM, I'm glad that I was sitting down because I almost shot through the roof!

That's right folks...it's official!   I am BEAMING with pride today as I can now let y'all know that I am stickin' around and could NOT be happier!   Thank you so much to Angela, AJ and the rest of the Unity DT ROCKSTARS who have made me feel so welcome and appreciated.  What a wonderful feeling this is!!!

To CELEBRATE,  I have a little offering today to ONE LUCKY COMMENTER on my blog, but first, let me show you a BRAND NEW CHA RELEASE, entitled {Stitched Greetings}.  This set will not be available until after CHA, but I thought I'd give ya a little sneak peek today and again on Monday :)  HOW fun is that?


I really enjoyed doing some paper-piecing for this card, and the sentiments in this set are SO versatile, this is a perfect set for a beginning stamper, someone new to UNITY, or really, anyone who wants to add some CUTE stitched images to their stamping arsenal.  As a matter of fact, you may remember the September KOTM, {GO ahead, WISH} that contained the little stitched pumpkin?  That was one of my FAVORITE images and I'm so glad there are more that are similar!

I can't WAIT to meet my UNITY friends at CHA next week-we are going to have a blast and there will be plenty of laughs and hugs, I just know it!  In the mean time, check out what the rest of this AMAZING DT has for you today:


And now, WANNA WIN a UNITY stamp set?   I have a BRAND NEW {Insightful Meadow} set designed by the AMAZING Donna Downey!   This gorgeous set featured large, beautiful floral stamps and amazing sentiments:


SO, want to win this set?  All you have to do is LEAVE A COMMENT on this post today or tomorrow.  I will keep this open until tomorrow evening and announce the winner on Saturday's blog post as I embark for sunny california and CHA! *(note, I wont be able to actually mail the set until I return next week, just fyi )

Good luck and we'll see you back here soon....and thank you SO, so much for all your support.  It means the world to me to know that you are rooting for me and I am SUPER thrilled about this bit of news!

For now, I saw this quote about Teamwork and friendship and would like to dedicate it to the WONDERFUL women I am privileged to work with:

"I offer you PEACE.  I offer you LOVE.  I offer you FRIENDSHIP.  I SEE your BEAUTY.  I hear your need.  I feel your FEELINGS....Let us work together for UNITY and love..."  ~Mahatma Ghandi

"The nice thing about TEAMWORK is that you ALWAYS have others on your SIDE."  ~Margaret Carty
xoxo,
Jessica ;)

112 comments:

Eva said...

Girlie...HUGE congrats to you!!!!!! You are a perfect fit!!! Angela is right...you are amazing crafter with a beautiful heart! So congrats to you and enjoy creating with all the gorgeous Unity stamps! Hugs, Eva

Vanessa said...

Congratulations!!! This is so exciting! Your work is amazing and this is totally deserved! Have fun at CHA!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Donna said...

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!!!! I knew that they would keep you!! You so deserve this honey cause you totally ROCK!!! Well done!! Xx

Kim Y. said...

Woohoo, Jess! Congrats! you go girl!! They are luck to have you 'cause your work is FANTASTIC!

This is another one of your GREAT creation! I love the colors, the LO and the little birdies are too cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

WickedPixie said...

Yah! Congrats Jess! This is one of those matches that you just know where meant to be! How could they not want to keep you after that little sampling!! :-)Traci

Natalie said...

Congrats to you!! Isn't it great to be able to do something you love to do! Awesome. Love the card and love that I have a chance to win something fabulous!! Have a great time at CHA, you might want to take some rain gear!! Yikes! It's not so sunny right now in California.

hulla said...

You ROCK!! So happy to see this happen for you AND for Unity. You really opened my eyes to how beautiful card making can be. The stuff I used to do was so-so, but I made a calendar for my mom and everyone who saw it raved over it. Thanks to you!!

Kathy Maguire said...

Congratulations! I love your work!

Kris said...

Congrats girl!!! That is exciting news!!! Woohoooo!!! so very happy for you and all the greatness that has blessed you!! Awesome sneak peek! love the paper piecing on the cutie bird!! Congrats again Jess!! =D hugs, Kris

Randi said...

SO adorable!!! I love every detail!! The birds, the DP, the colors, and you KNOW how much I love that washi tape!!! Yes, I see that awesome polka dot goodness on there!!

I can barely contain myself! 3 days!!!! We'll have to do Downtown Disney one night, too! It's right next door to CHA! Wheeeeeee!

Randi said...

ACH! I almost forgot!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! No one deserves it more than you!!!!

Sammi said...

Whoo! Go Jess... I read that on the Unity blog today too... Awesome! Well deserved too!
Have a Great time at CHA!!
xxx

Sammi said...

PS. I adore your card! It's stunning! Love that paper and the little birdie is so tweet! I mean sweet!

Kristy Young said...

WOW!! This card stood out in my blogger dashboard, the colours everything about it love it! LOVE LOVE the stitching. CONGRATS too thats fabulous news you so deserve to stay on the team as everything you make with ther sets makes me want to go out and buy them! LOL. Your going to have sooooo much fun at CHA!
Kristy x

Tasha said...

Wonderful card Jess i love the colours and the fab little birdie - great layout too
love tasha xx

Rachel said...

Congrats Jess! It's very cool they've asked you to stay on :0)

jennifer mitten said...

Congratulations to you! I have been viewing your blog in amazement these past weeks - you are a wonderful addition to Unity!!!

Diane S. said...

Congrats!! I just joined the KOTM and love unity stamps-have fun at CHA!!

kmb.designer said...

Congratulations! Your work is lovely.

dclouser said...

Congratulations! We get to see more of your work! Love the post for today, along with all the others. Have a great time at CHA!

Alina said...

Well, first of all congratulations for becoming a Unity ROCKSTAR. I just read the good news. Congrats.
And... the card is gorgeous. I like the bird. Oh... and have fun in sunny california ;)

Jenn Borjeson said...

Congratulations, Jess, you deserve it!!!!!

BonnieRose said...

Congrats!!!! So so blessed u are.. being on the Unity team is something I dream about.. I love love their stamps and all the ppl there.. u are so so blessed! xo hugs

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

OMG, Big congrats you are one lucky lady so happy for you. Such a sweet card!!!!

Jodi C. said...

CONGRATS to YOU JESSICA!!!! SO GLAD that you will be a UNITY DT member!!!! You fit in PERFECTLY with all of your incredible work!!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

LOVE this card too!!!

Peggy said...

Congrats Jess! I love the paper piecing on your card! One of my fav techniques!

Lisa H. said...

wow! great news! Congrats!
and THIS is the set I've been dying to see-soooo cute, your card is. Thanks for a chance to win!

Kelly Booth said...

CONGRATS Jess......So
Happy for you!!!! YAY!!! Would you believe I have NO Unity stamps??? Really need to get me some.....
Your CARD Rocks....Love everything about it!!! Have Fun at CHA....so Wish I were going!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Congrats girl, what awesome news!! Love your sweet birdie!! Hugs Cindy xxoo

Diane Jaquay said...

CONGRATULATIONS Jessica! You totally deserve this honor, your work is amazing :)

Andrea said...

oh my gosh, congrats lady!!! You deserve it your work for Unity is so fab! I am also a bit green with jealousy tee hee. It's one of my goals eventually too tee hee. I adore your work and Unity is blessed to have you as part of their DT. cheers, Andrea

oh and if by chance I win this set catch me cause I am hittin the floor in a faint of happiness tee hee

Julie Campbell said...

Yippee! Yippee! :) I'm SO glad you're staying on. -- don't know how you find the time to do it all... but I'm glad you do! :) You're a perfect fit!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Hooray...Congratulaions! Glad to hear that you're staying on the dt. I love your creations & look forward to seeing more fabulous Unity dt work!!!!

Debbi said...

Congrats.......Have a safe fun trip to CHA. Love the card and can't wait to see the new releases. Gotta love some Unity. I have the KOTMs and most the Ippitys. Thanks for the chance at Donna Downey Unity stamp. I took a class of her's in St. Louis a few years ago.....OMG what a hoot.

Nancy B said...

Congrats! Very exciting, love your card. Have fun at CHA, bring your umbrella, it's been raining for days!

Julie Masse said...

HUGE congrats Jess!! They are smart people over that at Unity!! :)

Jennine Chambers said...

Congratulations!!!! I am so excited because your work inspires me more than you know!!! I love this card. I totally need to figure out how to work my sewing machine!!! Have tons of fun in sunny CA. I can't wait to hear all about it. Also... thanks for a chance to win this absolutely amazing set. I totally love her work!

Krista said...

Congrats Jess! How great for you! Your card today is adorable. That stitched set looks like it is going to be adorable.

Rona said...

Congratulations!! You have done a great job for the DT!! It is obvious why Angela would want to make this permanent :) Can't wait to see all new CHA releases - I know you will have a blast!! and thanks for the chance to win an amazing set too!! You rock :)

Kit said...

Congratulations :o)
I love the card you have made

stampjourney said...

Congratulations! I have really enjoyed your blog since discovering it from Unity's site and I look forward to many more fabulous creations! Great card today--love the stitching and the bird cut-out with the matching paper! Super-cute!

Courtney Baker said...

Congrats and have fun in CHA! I'll be there too... can't wait!

Heather Schlatter said...

Man Girlfriend I knew your card today was going to have sewing on it but I had no idea it would be this adorable!!!! Great Papers and wonderful sewing job and I won't even give you Crap for using the dreaded awful you know what on your card because you deserve one day of happiness without my giving you a hard time but the next time you use that aweful you know what IT IS ON!!!!

I am so proud of you and I am so glad I have had the chance to get to know you it is an honor and you have so enriched my life I treasure our friendship and look forward to talking to you every day!!! Whatever will I do while you are at CHA!!!!

CONGRATS MY WONDERFUL FRIEND!!!!

Love Ya!!!

Heather

Betty Jo said...

Congrats and I really enjoy getting your blog. Thanks for a chance to win Donna's stamps. Love her work.

PaperCrafty said...

Congratulations Jess!! Your card is beautiful!! Have fun at CHA but just to let you know that is isn't sunny Cali this week...it's been storming all week...lol

Brandy said...

New to your blog, I like your work and style! Looking forward to future posts!

Kris and Jo said...

Congrats! Love your blog and creations. I am a long time fan of Unity's and can't get by a day without checking out the designer teams' creations daily .. seriously daily!! I am addicted to Unity Stamps! Have fun at Cha!

4guysandagirl said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! I love your work and am sooo glad your sticking around!

StampinCathy said...

CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS! Wow this is some sweeeeeet UNITY celebration candy. I would love to have this awesome set. Maybe this will be the lucky post. My fingers are crossed. How cool to be going to CHA and getting together with all the UNITY and IPPITY peeps! Have a safe and fabulous time.
I just love your card. Great DP and love all the details on this card. You can see all the UNITY love with this set. Thanks for the inspiration.

Martha said...

congrats, on staying wiht Unity, what a great opportunity :)

sewingseeds4U said...

Congratulations! What a lucky girl you are. I am looking forward to seeing more of your talent in the coming year.

Olivia M said...

Congratualtions! I have been following your blog for a while and I can see why Angela asked you to stay on permanantly. Love your creations. Great candy too!

ommedina@prodigy.net

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Wow---CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! I've been following your blog--love everything you make:) No wonder you were asked to be on the DT!! HOOOOOOOORAY:)

Marcy H. said...

Congrats Jessica!! I have been following your blog & your work is Amazing!! Well deserved that you are staying on at Unity!! Look forward to more of your Awesome Creations!!

Danielle Lounds said...

Woo hoo! Big Congrats Jess! I am so EXCITED for you! Yay! Beautiful and fun card btw! :)

Sherry Campbell said...

Congratulations on the Permanent position- Unity is so lucky to have you! Your card is super cute- have fun at CHA! I wish I was going too. :)

Gwen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You must be sooooo excited! Great job on this card and I love the stamp set! Have a great time at CHA.

Catherine said...

BIG CONGRATS, Jessica! I so enjoyed your Guest DT work and am thrilled to know there is more to look forward to!
This card is beyond cute! Birds are one of my fave things, and I love that vintage-folkart-patchwork-stitched look, if you KWIM. LOL! Your stitching is beyond amazing on this! TFS & can't wait to see more Unity goodness from you! Have a BLAST at CHA!

Simple. Chic. Simply chic. said...

Congrats on your new position and thank u for offering something to win! Someone will get lucky with this adorable set. Have FUN at CHA --
Kristi P.

Sparkle said...

Congrats you rockstar! Your card is darling!

Christi said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations sweetie!!! Your card is awesome!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How beautiful!! I love you card! The colors, paper pieced bird and design is beautiful Jess!! Congrats girl!!
hugs,
Chris

Renee' Dezember said...

Yeahhhhhh Welcome to the Team - I LOVE your card! Can't wait to meet you in a few short days :) ...I love your quote about teamwork! so true!!!

Angie Blom said...

I am so happy for you Jess, that is amazing.. I can just imagine you reading the email... fantastic!! I love that card you made and your giveaway...oh wouldn't that be nice to win... pick me generator!!! Hope you are having a great day. Hugs Xx

Danni said...

Congrats my friend!! That is awesome!! Love your card!
Have fun at CHA!!

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations, Jessica!! You'll be a huge asset to the team!!

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Jen said...

Jessica, I can always feel the excitement and sincerity in your posts...CONGRATS on the Unity DT spot! You are sooo talented and your work is always amazing! Wonderful card and that big puffy bird is sooo cute! Thanks for the chance to win that awesome set too. Have a safe and fun trip to CHA...post some pic's for us who won't be there!

LORi said...

Woo Hoo...HAve fun...I know you will...I think FUN follows you!!! Along with talent, Sweetness, cuteness, awesomeness...!!!!

Great Card, be safe!! Can't wai tti hear all the fab details and see pictures...take pictures!!!

Love ya Girl - LORi

JenMarie said...

Congrats!! Congrats!!

Ippity said...
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♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Congrats! Your cards are amazing and you have such an inspirational blog. Be great to see your future work with Unity stamps.

Tanya said...

Congrats on joining the Unity Design Team! Your cards are beautiful!!

Michele Boyer said...

This is SO cute, Jessica! I just love that paper and the pieced bird is adorable!

That's a gorgeous stamp set! How generous of you to offer it! (That's not why I'm commenting though...I really do like your card and I wanted to thank you for your very sweet comments on my blog.)

Lauren Bowser said...

Congrats, thanks for the chance to win these beautiful stamps

Jules! said...

BIG CONGRATULATIONS JESSICA!!!!! What an awesome opportunity for you...this would be a dream come true for me! Thanks for the sneak peek! CUTE! Love you style...and thanks for the chance to win a WONDERFUL set of stamps!

Jules! said...

forgot to mention...LOVE THE QUOTES!! P.E.R.F.E.C.T.

Purple Princess said...

Adorable card!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Big congratulations to you Jess! I was not surprised when I first read the news on the Unity blog... you are a PERFECT fit for Unity. Way to go!!!

It's not so sunny here in California right now, but should be getting there by Saturday. I can't wait to meet you in person!!!

Safe travels,
Lisa

quilter said...

Congratulations and welcome to Unity. I love your card today and since I am a quilter, I am glad that so many people are using stitching on their cards.

Pam Varnell said...

Fantastic news girlfriend. I am so proud for you. They are very lucky to have you. Woohoo!!!

Today's card is gorgeous. Love the paper piecing and the stitching. Adorable.

Have fun with Marie at CHA!!!! Of course, I know you will, it's gonna be a blast. Lurve you!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

HUUUUUUUUUUGE CONGRATS on the permanent Unity spot, girl. That's awesome!! Love your sweet little birdie card!

<3 said...

I am new to your blog...amazing work! Congratulations on your wonderful news! Thank you for an opportunity to win this great set.

Karen said...

Congrats What great news. Now off to CHA when will the excitment stop.

Cheryl said...

Congrats!


Thank you for the oppty to win this cute set.

Sandra said...

WELCOME! Looking forward to more of your Unity Art! I love the stiched pumpkin too! (and the apple!)
Thanks for the inspiration!
Sandra

Terri C. said...

Congratulations! I love your cards! Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful set! Terri

Monica said...

Oh I love that little birdie card! Adorable! Thanks so much for the chance to win that gorgeous new stamp set.

Amy said...

Wow, wow, wow! HUGE Congrats Jess! This is what I call a match made in heaven and they are so lucky to have you as a permanent member of their team!

Jodi said...

Congrats Jess! Not only are you very talented, you were so excited when you were a guest designer for Unity, that Angela couldn't have found a better addition to her DT.

This card is gorgeous ! I love the papers you chose to use and your stitching is the perfect addition to this card.

Nana Bev said...

Your blog is always a great inspiration. Thank you for sharing your talents. I love the Unity floral (Insightful Meadow). I can imagine the beautiful cards it can produce. Thanks for being so generous with your time, talent and stamps!!

Tanya said...

A huge congrats Jess!! Your work is amazing so it is no surprise that they asked you to stay on.

I enjoy following your blog and seeing your work. Keep it up girl!!!

Laurel said...

Beautiful card! and congrats to you, well deserved!

Betty said...

OH, I would love to win this set. it's great!

Banu said...

Congrats and thanks for the chance to win this set.

Elena said...

Congratulations, Jessica! I am very very happy for you! You trully deserve it! :)

margie c said...

Hugs! Congrats to you :)

Shirley said...

Well, it's all been said, but your bird is just so cute and perfect the way he matches his surroundings~

Julie said...

WHAT? Shut up, woman! You are one busy lady! :) Congratulations! And BTW...I really want that set. ;)

Sandra MacLean said...

CONGRATULATIONS JESS!! This is wonderful news! I still don't know how you do it with all that you have on your plate - you are SUPERWOMAN!! I'd love to win this set because I don't think I own any wildflower silhouettes and they're so beautiful on sympathy cards. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

Kristi Lewis said...

OMG how generous-I have been drooling over this set since I first set eyes on it.I love your blog-so inspirational

Stephanie said...

Congrats Jessica! I'm so happy for you! You deserve it! You are one talented girl! Thanks for the chance to win such a gorgeous set!

Whimsey said...

Oh I LOVE this card; those papers are to die for!

karen In Houston said...

Congrats you deserve the honor....I love your card it is fantastic as is all your work, just wonderful. Have fun at CHA....

Allison Cope said...

Congrats on the Unity team! That's awesome! Love your card!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

OMG! This is fabby news and so well deserved! You rock Jess. I think you need to be studied due to your mad super woman organization skills. Love the shabby chic feel to your card and the sewing is perfect. What a beautfil set of stamps. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Angie Smith said...

Congrats Jessica!!! You are amazing and gifted. There is no wonder that Unity Stamps wants you to stay. A great designer for a great stamp company!!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Congrats!! You deserve it! I love that stamp set so cool you are giving it away!!

Kim Nath said...

OOOOOh I l the love the papers you used on this card and I especially love the cute little chick!

Diana said...

I love the floral stamp...so pretty.

karen In Houston said...

Congrats Jess and lovin that card, the bird is sooooo cute...

bissecat said...

Congrats Jess I follow you because I like you do greate cards.Greeting from Finland.