Wednesday, April 11

"Nice to Meet You ~ 3 Girl JAM Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
Nice To Meet You Blog Hop

Now, if you have arrived here from the sweet Ashley at The Glamorous Side of Scrapping, then you are on the right track.  If you just happened to stumble upon this hop and want to start from the beginning, please go to Julie's Blog ~ A Little Bit of Bling.  

Hello sweet Blends and new Blends to Be!

Jessica here in the Buckeye State.  I am delighted to be a part of the very first Design Team at 
3 Girl JAM.  I have loved making friends with Julie and her girls (Hi Avery and Mackenzie!!!) and am so ready to start showing off the fabulous products that 3 Girl JAM has to offer (more than I do already...he he he).  I am also excited to be working alongside so many wonderful crafty peeps that I am ecstatic to call my Blends!

A Little About Me:
I have always loved the Arts and I am no stranger to paper crafting since it has served as a constant in my life over the last few years.  I enjoy working on creating wreaths, painting pictures, wood crafts, and altering an item into a masterpiece.  Definition of masterpiece ~ anything that can be seen with the eyes, admired, and enjoyed.   I am fortunate enough to have found and fallen madly in love with my soul mate, Lance.  I am also blessed to be able to stay at home with my 5 lovely children whose ages range from 2 years old to 16 years old.  I love the color purple, all types of music, and strive to make people smile!  A few of my favorite life mottoes are "Laughter is Good Medicine", "No questions is a dumb question", and "Don't forget, Karma bites".   

So to sum it up, "Live by the Golden Rule, ask lots of questions along the way, while laughing hysterically whenever possible!"

I mostly enjoy stamping using my Unity Stamps whenever possible!
Pair that up with the versatility and bright beautiful colors of 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon
and it is a match made in heaven!

~ Here is the project I made for this Hop ~

The flower in the corner was created by pleating some
Harvest Orange 3 Girl JAM ribbon and adhering to
a 2" circle then affixing a glitter button in the center.

The Bargello Technique was used on the background papers. 
You can view a great tutorial on YouTube HERE.

All dp are by My Mind's Eye.

The stamps used are from:
Umbrella and raindrops - Unity KOM - Feb 2012  {lucky to have you}
Ticket - Travel Notes
Sentiment - created on vellum from my home computer

The scallop frame was cut using the Cricut Lacy Labels cartridge.

I am entering this card into the following challenges that inspired my creation . . .
The Kraft Journal - April Showers

Chick Challenges #25 - sketch

In addition, I wanted to share some of my own personal favorite projects that I have created using 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon.  I will add a link to the original blog post so that you can read more if you like.

Here at my blog, one lucky commenter will have the opportunity to win this 
fabulous prize sponsored by 3 Girl JAM
 You must be a follower of the 3 Girl JAM blog/shop
Like 3 Girl JAM on FB 

Adhesive Backed Canvas Border Strips
2 packages (2 per pack)

(here is a close up to show the fun texture)

And for the Grand Prize Drawing
there will be 3 Winners chosen to win 1 of  the 3 Prize Packs shown below

1.) Crinkle Ribbon Total Package (Bundles 1-6)

2.) Canvas Border Strips (packs 1-6)

3.) 6 Piece Twine Sampler Package
All winners will be chosen on Sunday, April 15th 
and announced on Monday, April 16th!

Now, in case you get lost along the way, here is the Hop Lineup.  
Be sure to stop by each blog and check out their projects.  
There is lots of wonderful prizes to be won and you want to be sure not to miss out.

Julie: A Little Bit of Bling

Jessica E: Chick n Scrap

Angie: The Crazy "Scrap" Lady

Jovan: Cards By Jovan

Mackenzie: Cheese and Crafters

Ashley: The Glamorous Side of Scrapping

Jessica S: Jessica's Craft Shaque

Zeni: Scrappy Zeni

Avery: Iowa Craft Girl

Gloria: Oma's Crafts

Carri: AKA ABusyBee

3 Girl JAM

I can't wait to meet many more friends and gain 
even more inspiration from new and past followers!

Keep Crafting


  1. Super card love what you did with the crinkle ribbon. Thanks for the chance to win that great ribbon

  2. WONDERFUL card! All your older projects are great too!

  3. Beautiful projects! I love that crinkle ribbon. Will also be checking out that tutorial for the background effect. That is sooo classy! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hello Jessica I love your creations they are all stunning. I especially love the flower you made using the ribbon. Thank you for sharing.

    Linda xxx

  5. What wonderful projects you have created here! I love the bargello technique ~ thanks for sharing the video ~ I can't wait to try that! The ribbon flower is super cute and the sentiment...just perfect!! TFS

  6. Very pretty cards!! I love the flower made of the ribbon!! Already a follower/fan of 3 gril jam!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  7. Congratulations... Oh wow your projects are fabulous.

  8. Wow - you've been extremely busy and all your designs are great! TFS and best of success with the DT.
    Mama LoveBug at LoveBug Creations
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  9. Beautiful cards Jessica, love the flower on the first one and the background you did. Will have to try that today on my scrapbook page.

  10. Lovely projects! Love how you made a flower with her ribbon!


  11. Oh my Jessica!!! You outdid yourself here! Okay so on the first project I really love the background technique.. the second project is out of this world gorgeous!!!! I love the ways you use the crinckled ribbon and I really enjoyed your "About Me" write up.. I laughed several times... love your style of writing. Great motto's by the way!!!!
    I am having a 100th follower celebration with a giveaway, would love to see you there!

  12. Hi "Blend"!!
    What an awesome card! Love the technique and wow you work great under pressure!!!
    All your projects are also so beautiful and you have done a great job showing your awesome talent!
    Just learned something new about you...didnt realize you had 5 about a busy mom :)
    Have a GREAT day!!

  13. Oh my!! You are a pro at making cards (something that I am still trying to do well) and the ribbons make them for sure!!

    Thank you for sharing your talent...

    Karen Bahit

  14. Love all the cards and projects and thanks for the chance to win some goodies....

  15. Great crinkle ribbon flower the glitter button sets it off nicely.
    TFS all your projects.

  16. YAY! Fabulous projects. Love that flower you made on your card. Congrats on being a part of the 3GJ team - I'm a huge fan as you know ;0)!!! So glad to see so many of my favorite blogs on the team of my favorite crinkle ribbon!!!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  17. Gorgeous card, I'm glad you explained how the flower was made, i was wondering :-) I really like how you stamped (it's stamped right?) the umbrella but didn't color it in, very interesting

  18. Such great projects! TFS
    <3 Pam MzLavr2sCreations at live dot com

  19. Love all the projects! Thanks for sharing

  20. All of your projects are fantastic!

    New Follower

  21. Oh My Word Jessica!! Cute Cute!! Thank you for adding the tutorial too!!! Just makes it so much easier :) Amazed to have read that you have a 20 year old!! WOW Ohio must be good to ppl ;) LOL - A new fan!


    Jessica @

  22. Awesome projects!

    New follower!

  23. Wow...fabulous projects!! you have been one busy girl:) You did an awesome job of showcasing 3GirlJam ribbon-LOVE the flower:) TFS! Outstanding job Jessica!! Congrats on your DT spot too!
    Sherrie K

  24. I love all of your cards, Jessica! You are oh so talented! Happy to be following your blog!

  25. Beautiful projects, you out did yourself. I love Unity stamps also, and am very fond of the crinkly ribbon. TFS

  26. WOW! thats alot of projects!!! they are awesome

  27. Love your cards!!! I'm a new follower ;-)

  28. Gorgeous card. I love how you made the background.
    Great job.

  29. Wow, fabulous creations, love your ribbon flower!!!

  30. Jessica you rock at card making. I am in awe overyour cards the first cards background is outta this world.. It looks so intriging and dfficult.. I am a new follower and assure you will be returning often for inspiration! Thanks for sharing you extra amazing work at he end of the hop as well!!!
    Crafty Hugs Susan @

  31. Absolutely love your cards. Love how you used the Crinkle Ribbon. Julie sure picked amazing talent.
    Congrats on the 3GJ DT. Can't wait to see more projects. Already a follower.

    BTW-I love your life's motto's...great one's to live by.

    Happy Hopping!
    Dee B

  32. Gorgeous cards Jessica! Love that flower you made with the ribbon!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

  33. What a great card! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.


  34. Great cards, love the different ways you have used the crinkle ribbon.

  35. Wow! love your creative style. Maybe because it is similar to my own! Your cards are gorgeous, and the crinkle ribbon is so fun. I love how you work in the straight pin (i love those as well) I am for sure a follower! Thanks for the inspiring work.
    Scrappin' Madge

  36. great job with all your cards! Love your colorful blog background! Have to get me some of that crinkle ribbon. you are all doing such fabulous things with it!

  37. Jessica!!
    Very nice job!!! I've not been exposed to the Bargello technique before:) You did and uber job at it!! Ilove the flower you created with the awesome crinkle ribbon, too: )Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  38. Beautiful! Just love the card and the flower.


  39. I love each one of your projects. They are so cute. I am already a follower.
    Barbara B

  40. Awesome projects!!!

  41. Hello my BLEND, your projects are fantastic! Congrats on the DT! I love 3GirlJam! I really like these new adhesive backed border strips too!



  42. Hi Jessica. I'm Annette and I'm also in the Buckeye State!! Great to see a fellow Ohioan!! I love your orange crinkle flower with the turqoise center!! I'm now your newest follower. Thanks for sharing!

  43. Hi Jessica, nice to meet you! OMGosh, first of all, I'm sorry but GET OUT--you do not have a 16 yr old, ya look wayy too young! (not sayin that to win the prize, it's true! lol) Plus 4 more, wowza! And so very talented and will to share it with us all as well?!...might have to start calling ya SuperJessica! :D I love how you created that gorgeous flower with the crinkle ribbon--genius! Ohlala, I love that blue bling bling center! I've never attmepted that Bargelle technique but you've certainly inspired me to try! All of your cards are truly beautiful and TFS them for this fantastic blog hop! hugs xo

  44. Beautiful Cards and Layouts!!Love the Crinkle Ribbon!TFS.This hop is so much fun!!

  45. You're creations are just beautiful! I love how you did the flower with the ribbon. Gonna scrap lift it for sure!!! So happy to be with you on this team!

  46. Jessica- I am beyond excited to have you on my team! Your project is pure brilliance :0)
    Great job my sweet Blend!

  47. My dearest blend, your card is ah-may-zing!! WoW!! It is truly a work of art!! You inspire me every single time I visit...this truly is a masterpiece!! And all of the other cards are simply beautiful as well!! Congratulations again on your sooooo-deserved DT spot...I am so happy for you, my sweet friend :)

    Hugs, Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  48. WOW great job on all your projects. New follower , from Carri's blog.


  49. Having a great time with the hop and all these fun projects! WOW, LOVE that bargello technique on your card and that yummy flower! Following your blog already, and also 3 Girl Jam and on FB!

  50. Jessica, ALL of your projects old and new are just beautiful! You have showcased the products perfectly!
    Have a SUPER night!

  51. Neat looking flower you made. Glad you shared some of your prior crinkle ribbon projects. I love their ribbon too!

    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

  52. You really know how to use those ribbons to perfection jessica! I love all your cards, especially the one you made for the hop! Cute images and fun colors. I'm a follower!

  53. Hi Blend! Your card is so pretty! Love the paper and the fun details! So happy to be on the team with you!

  54. Love the card you made for the hop. Love the flower. So nice to be on the DT with you.

  55. All of your projects are so cute! Christina

  56. beautiful card for the hop,and I love your other projects too.

  57. Great cards! So nice to meet you all! TFS! Now a follower, come follow me too.Connie

  58. Awesome projects, Jessica! I love those little coffee cups! Happy to be a new follower!

    elisaphotoscrap at gmail dot com

  59. I absolutely love your philosophy!! Your card is beautiful and the bargello rocks!!!

    Precious Hugs

  60. Gorgeous projects Jessica! Congrats on making the DT!! :)

  61. Wow, these are some GREAT Cards you did. Love the color choices for each. So glad I found this hop. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

  62. love your projects!!!! love this ribbon!
    thanks for sharing

  63. Beautiful cards! Im a new follower.

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  64. Beautiful projects and I love the arrangement of the background papers, beautiful idea with the ribbon too! Thanks for the tutorial!
    lisascreativeniche at

  65. this is an awesome card!!! I love the bling button in the center of the ribbon!

  66. wonderful projects, you did a FABULOUS job.. I may have to get me some crinkle ribbon

  67. Lots of nice projects here! Thanks so much for joining us at the Kraft Journal!

  68. Your projects are lovely. I love the umbrella card. Thanks for sharing.

  69. Wow! Neat projects. I love each of them. You are very creative. New follower.

    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

  70. Great set of cards! You have been busy!

  71. That is one awesome assortment of creations!

  72. Beautiful cards, Jessica! I really love that top one with the staggered strips and stunning ribbon flower. Have an amazing weekend!

  73. Thanks for all the fun and your great design.
    Loving Scrapper101

  74. your project so super cool and colorful.

  75. Great cards featuring lots of Unity goodness!!

  76. Very nice cards!! New follower!!!

  77. Great cards with Unity & 3 Girl JAM goodness!

  78. Very cute. Love the inspiration.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty

  79. Hi Sweetie Pie! It seems lots of my favorite gals made the DT here! Congrats! I will be trying out for next term for sure! ;) OMG, I LOVE your creations!!! All of them! That technique you used on the first card is so awesome! I've never seen it done b4, but you can bet I'll be looking into it! ;) Also, the two cards directly below it (one is a Christmas theme) are dope! I LOVE them! The ribbon for the Christmas one is just PERFECT!!! Great job, my friend!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win. I follow and like 3GJ on FB & GFC.

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  80. Wow - lots of great cards!

  81. Wow! Five kids! That is amazing! I am one of six. I am not sure how many i will have myself. I am jist enjoying my husband for right now. No kids yet.


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:O) Jessica B.
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