Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Nice to Meet You "Blog Hop"

Hello all,  Welcome to the Nice to Meet You blog Hop. 
As some of you know this is 3 Girl JAM's first EVER Design Team!  It is such an honor to be on the FIRST team!  In this hop you will get to know the DT and see some AWESOME projects using 3 Girl Jam products.  Now if you have arrived here from Angie then you are on the right track. If you just stopped by and you want to hop start at the beginning here.

 About me: My name is Jovan Brooks. I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 15 years.  I'm a stay at home mom of three, two boys and a lovely girl.  I just recently moved to Colorado.  I'm a midwestern girl but I'm loving the mountain scenery.  I've been crafting off and on for 14 years.  I started my first and ONLY scrapbook after my first son was born. I loved it but was spending a lot of money on one book, so I stopped. I would make stuff here and there, but nothing too much.  In 2009 I was doing the invitations for my cousin's wedding and saw a cricut at a local scrapbook store and knew I had to have one.  I then became HOOKED on making cards. I have been making cards consistently for 3 years and absolutely love it!   I now have a whole room reflecting my addiction...LOL 

My favorite thing to use on cards is ribbon.  My favorite technique is bunching ribbon and crinkled ribbon is the best for that.  I just knew that 3 Girl JAM was a prefect match for me!  I made two cards, one is showcasing my FAVORITE technique and the other is showcasing this AWESOME new product in the store "Canvas Border Strips".

This card is using my FAVORITE color crinkled ribbon "Witches Brew". I used cardstock from DCWV "Cherry Limeade" stack. The sentiment is from PBD Happy Birthday set. It was a lot of fun making the flower and using this ribbon. 

This card is using the new Canvas Border Stirps. I wanted to make something clean and simple. I used a cocktail from Taylor Expressions.  The sentiment is from Skipping Stones. I really LOVE this "Canvas Border Strip" and can't wait to make more cards with it!  I hope you enjoy this hop!

OH WAIT...what's a hop without some Blog Candy??? Today I'm giving away 2 packages (2 per pack)  Adhesive Backed Canvas Strips. LOVE THEM!  All you need to do is leave a comment.  I will announce a winner on Sunday.  

Also there will be a Grand Prize Drawing
3 Winners will be chosen to win 1 of  the 3 Prize Packs
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!
 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.

 Jessica E: Chick n Scrap

ME: Jovan: Cards By Jovan

 Mackenzie: Cheese and Crafters

 Zeni: Scrappy Zeni

 Gloria: Oma's Crafts

 Carri: AKA ABusyBee


Kate said...

Love your cards but the first one is just so lovely. Love the color purple. Congrats on the DT again.


Karen L said...

Love your cards! The one with the purple ribbon is just gorgeous, and I LOVE the canvas strips!!

Reny said...

That crinkled ribbon is fabulous! I would love to see a tutorial on how you did the flower and bunched the ribbon. Beautiful cards!

Linda said...

I am loving the look of the crinkle ribbon and you have used my favourite colour too. Your creations are beautiful. I have become a new follower too.



Michele from MS said...

Wow - looks like you have found your calling! These cards are awesome! (of course purple is my fav color!) I love love love those border strips! Such a nice touch to the final look! Thanks for sharing ~ Follower #390! [email protected]


Gorgeous first card and the second card is so clean and simple!! great job and congrats on making the DT!!
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JaniceA said...

Love both cards but the package card is a definitely I will scraplift one it is so pretty! janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Your projects are wonderful. I love the birthday card.... Look like a little present.

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

What lovely projects and who wouldn't love that purple ribbon! TFS and best of luck on this DT!
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Lori's Crafty Spot said...

WOW, what an awesome way to use the ribbon! Love all the projects!


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Naomi Edwards said...

Congrats being on the design team!!! I love your cards but the first one really grabs my attention... I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the crickled ribbon and love the speciality paper you used as the background!!!!Iam a new follower...

did you know I am having a celebration going on over at my blog!!! 100th follower celebration and I am giving away a cartride... would love to see you there!!!!
From one crafty friend to another

Jessica said...

Jovan, it is so nice to read your bio and get to know you more. Your cards are terrific. I love how you did the purple flower and strips. Great CAS card using the CANVAS, too! Gorgeous work darling!
Jessica S

Karen Bahit said...

Love Love Love your ribbon technique... You must make a video on how to make them...

Have a hoppy blog hop and thank y9u for sharing your talents...

Karen Bahit

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing your crinkle ribbon technique. I too, like to use ribbon on my cards. TFS
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Sandra said...

Hi Jovan! Congrats to the first design team they have! Beautiful cards! Your technique looks fun, I will have to try if I can do something similar! hugs Sandra

Beckie said...

Jovan- these are awesome. I love, love, love the flower you made on the first card. So pretty! And I'm gonna HAVE to get me some of those canvas strips...it looks stellar on your second card. Congrats on being on the fab 3GJ team - I'm a huge 3GJ fan!!!!

Be blessed, Beckie

Liz said...

Beautiful cards, can't wait to see what else you create with this beautiful products

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Tasha said...

I love the card but the 1st one is my favorite! Thanks for sharing.

MzLavr2 said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!
<3 Pam MzLavr2sCreations at live dot com

Laurie said...

Love both cards!

I'm a new follower

Scrapbookingprincess Jamie said...

Lovely projects! Never tried the crinkle ribbon before and the canvas borders look neat as well.

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angel4ever said...

New follower!

First I want to say that I love your blog header!

Next, your projects are cute! I especially love the card with the canvas border!


Homespun Elegance said...

I love that you card looks just like a little package! I always think it is amazing when the card is more beautiful than the gifts ;) That Ribbon is to die for!! New Fan!


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HeatherLynn said...

Love both of your cards but that first one with the purple is gorgeous!
i am happy to be your newest follower. Thanks for the giveaway and the fun hop!

Sherrie K. said...

Hi Jovan,
Congrats again on the DT! Your cards are just awesome! I love how you gathered the crinkle ribbon on the first card:) So pretty and fabulous color! TFS!
Sherrie K

Rosie said...

awesome cards

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DIANA L. said...

Super project Thanks for the fun hop.
That crinkle ribbon looks awesome.


Pammejo said...

Great cards, love the crinkle ribbon. TFS [email protected]

Wandeezy said...

Love your cards!!! I'm a new follower ;-)
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Maria Matter said...

beautiful creations Jovan, love that purple ribbon!!!

Sugarlips said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the one that looks like a present.

Crafting And Beyond said...

Beautiful cards. I am a new follower and also have never seen the adhesive canvas. Thank you fr sharn that with me I think it looks awesome and so easy to work with..Can't wait to see what else you create! TFS.
Crafty Hugs Susan @ http://craftingandbeyond.blogspot.com
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Dee Burns said...

Jovan, beautiful cards! Love the purple ribbon and how you used it. Will have to try that. Congrats on the new Design Team. Julie has picked some talented ladies for sure.

Happy Hopping!
Dee B

Candy said...

Great cards Jovan! Love that bunching technique!
Thanks for the chance to win.
candyyoung826 at msn dot com

Kathy Salido said...

Love your cards Jovan. My favorite technique with crinkle ribbon is to scrunch it too!!!
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Tonya said...

Great cards! I love the little drink card. So fun.

I'm a new follower.


Madge said...

Fun cards. Love the canvas boarder strips.
thanks for the inspiration.
Scrappin Madge

Tammy said...

Great job---I especially enjoy your striped happy birthday card!!!Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure

PaulaJ said...

such cute cards! Love that purple ribbon and what you have done with it. I will be sure to have to get me some of that! It looks so easy and fun to use!

Scrappin Sista said...

Love all your cards as always!! Thanks for sharing!!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Nice cards! Love the first one so pretty in purple.


Barbara B said...

Both cards are adorable, but i love the purple one the best( just so pretty)I am a new follower.
Barbara B
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Jamie said...

Awesome cards! I love the purple one!!!

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DJ said...

I love your cards. So cute. What a great giveaway.

SharonCallisCrafts said...

Love the purple ruffle ribbons. great projects x

Chriss America Real said...

Hi Jovan,

I really like those border strips, very cool. I am trying to figure out exactly how you made that flower, I can kinda see it. You should do a tutorial on how to make them. I love all your work, you are so talented!


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Linsey said...

Nice to "meet" you Jovan! I'm loving this blog hop for lots of reasons! It's really nice to get to know a bit about each fabulous DT member of 3 Girl Jam (I follow hundreds, but some awesome ones can still slip through the cracks) hehe! Also all of this superb inspiration and I'm only the 4th blog of the hop, yay! Your bday card is so elegant and what you've done with that ribbon, wowza! That's a beauty!! Your craft based card is just an great, with that cheerful rbbon treatment and oh that yummy drink makes me long for the hot summer days on the beach! :D Just so much fun and I thank you for sharing about yourself and ofcourse for sharing your crafty talent with the world :) hugs!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Hi Jovan. I adore that gorgeous CAS card with the drink. That canvas ribbon is so cool, especially against the kraft cardstock. I also used to be on JoysLife design team. Small world! Thanks for sharing your card. [email protected]

CREATIVE M said...

Beautiful Card!!Love the Purple Crinkle Ribbon!It suits you!!!!TFS
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Scrapper69 said...

I'm soooo excited for ya Jovan! You're doing a great job with this new DT! I LOVE your first card... It's sooo pretty with how you did that ribbon... and of course that pretty paper! The second card is a nice clean & simple one.... I LOVE those types of cards too! LOL :o)

Melissa said...

Congrats on making the team, your cards are great!!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love the look you give to the ribbon Jovan! So nice to be designing with you again!

JulieK said...

Jovan- your cards are fabulous!! I love the border strip with the kraft cardstock- beautiful!! I am so happy to have you on my team.

Lisa said...

Your cards are so gorgeous, Jovan!! I love how you used the ribbon on the first one - it is so beautiful!! And the second one is so festive and fun!! I love them both :)

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Amy said...

Beautiful cards Jovan!!! Love the crinkle ribbon on the first one! And I always love cards with drinks! :)Amy

Susie Craft Happy! said...

So cute!!!

Docerela said...

Congratulations on your Dt position. AS always great talent.


Georgiana said...

I love ribobn too and wish I was better at bunching it. I definitely need some tips! Glad you are on this DT.

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Shelly said...

WOW Jovan! Super cards! Love the new products!! you have always done an amazing job with ribbon!
Have a SUPER night!

SHartl said...

Your card is just beautiful! One of my favorite colors is purple so I love this!

Vickie said...

Beautiful card. I love the urple ribbon and the way you have it on your card. I like the simpicity of the second card with the canvas border.


Karen said...

Oh Jovan what great cards love the purple card looking like a present brilliant idea! But wow that little drink is amazing so much punch, love the clean line of the card congrats on making the design team! Karen

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So fun! Love all the great purple ribbon! So happy to be on the team with you!

Ashley Nicole said...

Love the cards. I'm loving the present card with the ruffling of the ribbon. Love it!

Karen said...

Such cute cards! I love the purple crinkle ribbon! Thanks for the chance to win! :)


cema1cema said...

Love how you bunched the witches brew crinkle ribbon! So cute! Christina [email protected]

Scrappin' Sista said...

Oh la la! I love design of both cards. Congratulations on the DT selection. TFS sharing and the wonderful inspiration. Scrappy hugs!!!

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Cindy said...

Hi Jovan,GREAT job with both cards!You are always AMAZING my friend!Have a great evening!:)

Cathy said...

Wow, I really love the first card...stunning.

Connie said...

Cute blog header!!
Nice to meet you too! Loved reading your story...I have family in Colorado!
Thanks for the inspiration. Now a follower, come follow me too.
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Nitasha said...

Awesome projects, Jovan! I LOVE that purple crinkle ribbon!

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Shelby said...

Congrats on your new DT! You'll be fabulous. And welcome to Colorado. As a transplanted Midwesterner as well, you'll grow to love CO and never want to go back to the Midwest and get chewed up by bugs and suffocated by humidity:)! Gorgeous designs and I really love the purple one...so shiny and the ribbon is wonderful.


OmaGloria said...

Beautiful Birthday card. Love your flower and your CAS card is awesome. You can send that drink on over to my house!! lol

Precious Hugs

JustYolie said...

Fabulous use of the crinkle ribbon and in my favorite color!!!! Congrats on making the DT!!

aka Frank-LEE Speaking (SITM) said...

These are both GREAT Cards, Jovan. I think bcuz of you, shades of purple are a preference for me these days especially with my little 2yr old. Thanks for the Hop. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Gloria said...

love your cards!!! love how you used your purple ribbon!!!
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Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful cards!

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lovemypaper said...

Love your card!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the first card looking like a present so cute! Thanks!

turbopuppy said...

Absolutely LOVE the purple card!!!

Creative Diva said...

Wow Jovan, your projects are stunning. Fabulous. Already a follower. Congrats on being on their DT. thanks for the chance to win.

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marg0006 said...

Great looking cards. I like the way you used the crinkle ribbon and the colors you used.

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jay c jay said...

I love what you do with crinkle ribbon.love your work...

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

OOh, how pretty. You and me are purple lovers...whoot whoot! I love the stamped image on the first card. I'm headed over to get it too. heheh. TFS and thanks for the chance to win.
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AmyJRockstar said...

Hi Jovan! Where in Colorado do you live? I live in Fort Collins, but am originally from the Western Slope. :) Love your projects! I have the Witches Brew ribbon and just LOVE it!!! I can't wait to try the canvas strips! I hope I get lucky! ;)

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

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
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