Let’s Celebrate!

Today is my 200th blog post! It has been so much fun sharing with you!!! The idea to start this blog was my daughter’s brainstorm as a way to keep me busy (so I wouldn’t miss her) while she was away at college. Your comments have not only inspired me but helped me embrace this transition in life. I love creating and sharing with others and I have met so many wonderful people through this journey. Thank you for being my cyber friends!!

Let’s celebrate!  As promised, I am giving away some blog candy! Leave me a comment letting me know something you like about my blog or something you would like to see in future blog posts. I am always learning and trying new things and I will do my best to continue to help and inspire you.

Here’s what I’m giving away:

  • Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
  • So Very Much Stamp Set
  • A handmade card from me

Deadline for blog candy comments is Wednesday, March 8 at 2:00 PM (EST).  (Now why did I pick 2:00???) I’ll choose a random comment and announce the winner on Thursday. *Note:  I can only ship within the U.S.

In addition to the prize above the winner will receive today’s card.  Let’s talk about this card… I love embossing folders!  I think you get the biggest bang for your buck with these. They add texture and interest to a card. The Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders are unique…they create a debossed impression. I also used the Confetti Embossing Folder which is fun for many occasions. The focal point of this card is the cool Star Blast Edgelits Dies cut from Gold Foil. The finishing touch is the gold bow which I attached with a glue dot.  This card was quick & easy to create.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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35 thoughts on “Let’s Celebrate!

  1. I love your blog because not only do you have great card making ideas, but you personalize it by showing us family members, activities, etc. By personalizing your blog, it allows us into a small window of your life that makes the blog more real- more believable that anyone can do what you’re doing.

  2. I love the way you incorporate the beautiful packaging and presentation of gifts with matching cards. Everything you create is so pretty and fun and your ideas are wonderful! You are very, very good at your craft and it is a joy to read your daily posts. Keep up the good work and thank you for all that you do and for giving me a smile each and every day!

  3. I enjoy your blog. Your projects are creative and “clean”, and your messages are succinct yet personal. Congratulations on your 200th post. I look forward to the next 200 blog entries.

  4. Good Morning Sunshine! This is the best way to wake up….(I haven’t even checked to see if my blog went off yet) but WOW…200 posts – where does the time go. I am so proud of you as I know that this is a labor of love but through the whole process of blogging something else happens…you gain a whole new group of cyber friends that truly become your friends, a part of your life.

    Your blog is so you! Keep it that way as it is always fun to check in and see the talent, the stories, the love that you put into it. Bring on post #201~

  5. I have to thank that lady above (SUSAN ) for finding your cute blog . I love your simple and easy to follow style of posting what you want to say and it makes me feel like I`m drinking coffee (or Coke ) and visiting ! You do a great job at this ….please keep it up !
    Oh , now I know what THURSDAY is !! You had me in a swirl of QUESTION MARKS ?????

  6. Oh Jeanie, it is like a baby . . . I remember your first blog . . . (I think it was your first?!) The July 4th sparkler/candy holder made from the punch board. You had me hooked right then and there. I love your style and you are very creative, engaging and as they say . . . “a plethora of ideas”. I am so happy for you.
    Happy Tuesday.

  7. Here you go again! I open your blog and say “Oh my gosh, I have to CASE that one!!!” I love it! As for your blog….. I can’t say enough, your pictures of the card making process are awesome, your projects are amazing and creative, your written descriptions are precise and to the point. Most of all and most important is that I have met a wonderful, fun, happy, person and feel honored to have a new friend!

  8. Wow!! Love this card! It always amazes me how some (talented) people put things together. (I myself am a world class caser).
    Can’t wait to case this. It’s gorgeous. Congratulations on your 200th post. I appreciate you very much.

  9. Congrats on your 200th! I agree with all of the above comments….you inspire us to create and enjoy our passion. Another shout out to Susan for guiding us to your blog so we could continue and spread our cyber friendships. 👍🏼😃

  10. Jeanie, congrats on your 200th! Your blog is amazing! I don’t need to be entered. I just wanted to let you know how much I love your beautiful card and seeing your daily posts!

  11. 🎉 Congrats on the 200! I look forward to many more. I love how your decorated envelopes give a hint about the card inside. I am always interested in your color combinations and the techniques you use to make your elements pop. These lessons are useful in all creative pursuits!

  12. Jeanie, congratulations on your 200th blog! I’m sorry I haven’t been reading all 200 because I haven’t been into card making for very long. I do look forward to your daily blog and your beautiful cards and inspiration. I bet you chose 2:00 P.M. because maybe school’s out for the day????
    Hope you are doing well from your recent set back.

  13. Congratulations on your 200th celebration. I am a devoted follower and love your simple yet beautiful creations!!! The color combinations are to die for on all your cards. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with everyone.

  14. I am fairly new to your blog but congratulations to your 200th!! I enjoy your clean but beautiful cards & small gift packages. Continue your great work & look forward to another 200 blogs!

  15. Congrats on your 200th post! What I love most about your blog is your style and I find myself saving and copying your cards often. That really helps those of us that are creatively challenged. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  16. Hi, I too am fairly new to your blog. Congratulations on your 200th blog. I absolutely love your precise instructions on how you made the card and and you always give the measurements. There is a definite elegance to your cards. Looking forward to seeing more of these beautiful cards.

  17. Thanks for being consistently good at sharing ideas with clear concise instructions. Yours is one of the first sites I visit when I am looking for new ideas!!

  18. I too found your blog pretty recently. I love your card designs and choices of color. I also like your “alphabet” posts. It adds an additional fun element to your blog…what will she come up with for “X”!

  19. I look forward to your posts! Your style is so nice! Thanks for the chance at the candy! Congrats on your blog milestone!

  20. OK first of all Susan called you Sunshine – I think it should be Starshine as you tend to use stars now and then and besides it more unique just like you and your blog. I love the way you teach us, share stuff both paper-wise as well as family life and well whatever! You let me rattle on about whatever as well. I gotta get this figured out why your blog doesn’t come to me automatically so I can share each day. Congrats on the milestone post and may you have a zillion more as we look forward to your blog posts and wonderful creations. 2:00 as in the number 200? Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy though just a card or project from you would be enough though I would love to have that set as well. By the way, today’s project is stellar just like you!

  21. Congratulations on your 200th blog. I am new to your blog (1 Week) and find myself wanting more and more each day! I love your ideas and tips!

  22. I love your “style” of cards and your designs (not too simple or too complicated but always interesting)! Keep it up please😀

  23. I love everything about your blog. However, what I like best is when you pair things and have everything match like cards and bags or tags. Love coordinating a special gift, because only special people get these beautiful homemade cards. Keep blogging and congratulations on your 200th blog. Amazing.

  24. I found you through Susan Itell’s blog (thank you, Susan!). Every time I open your blog, I am so thankful that I found you. I love your cards – beautiful, clean and inspiring. While I cannot say I have followed all 200 of your blogs, I can say I am looking forward to the next 200 and more to come. Love your style! Today’s card is no exception – love it! By the way, congrats!!

  25. Wow 200th post!!! That’s impressive and I love that it was your daughter’s idea so you wouldn’t miss her. Maybe I will need to start a blog when my daughter graduates next May. I love your style of cards…simple…yet with unique FOLDS, layers, etc. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this blog candy!

  26. Congrats on 200 blog posts! Love all your creative ideas and how you match up your thank you cards to go with the gifts you received. I would love to see masculine card ideas. They seem to be the hardest for me.

  27. Congrats on the 200th blog post!! I have just recently found and I love all your card samples. I would love to see masculine card ideas. Thanks for the chance to win!

  28. 200th blog post, now that is something. Congrats. Love all that I have seen. TFS & a chance to win.

  29. I am a recent follower of your blog I subscribed by email because I loved reading your blog. Your photos of cards are great and the card instructions are so easy to follow. I am really enjoying your blog. Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy.

  30. Congratulations on your 200th post! Love your blog – thanks so much for sharing your beautiful projects and the great tips!

  31. Oh my gosh, Love that card! Thanks for the chance to maybe win a free gift. Congratulations!

  32. Can you tell me how you used the die? I have been trying to use it as a top of card die but it cuts the paper off and I’m left with just the die itself. What might I being wrong?

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