Monday, January 16, 2012

in which I profess my love to Amanda Jane and Colleen

In November I won the mother of all blog giveaways- a custom year-in-review Christmas card by Amanda Jane Jones, which was also then letterpressed by Colleen of Cleanwash Letterpress! Amazing! I couldn't believe it. I swiped some pictures from Amanda's blog of the finished product.

Isn't it beautiful? I'm so appreciative to those two girls. What talent! I was thrilled to be able to send these out. It's all downhill from here in the Christmas card department. Ha!


Amanda's blog is a favorite of mine (she contributes to Oh Happy day! and Kinfolk magazine) and Colleen has a darling Etsy shop. (She does everything on a solar-powered letterpress!)


(Family photo by Elise Capener. Above photos by Amanda Jane Jones.)

25 comments:

The Clarks said...

Abby, Hello! I hadn't looked at blogs in a looooong time! Saw that you are moving to Vegas???? You know we live there, right? Nursing school? When? Where?? Dying to know!
jen

Ash said...

This is amazing! So cute and different. Your family is beautiful!

(Also, congrats to your husband on getting into nursing school! I just started this semester. I wish him luck!)

angela hardison said...

saw these & loved them... so happy you won that giveaway! so many cute facts on here. and you're moving to vegas? more details!

p.s. i'm in love with BBC miniseries too.

Charis said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You lucky lady you!

communikate. said...

One of the best cards I've ever seen! I loved all the little facts too. Clever clever Abby!

Kristine said...

you're a lucky dog to win that giveaway. the card turned out awesome. and darling family pic too!

David and Shalynna said...

I'm in love with everything about these. Seriously don't think I've ever seen a cuter Christmas card in my life.

Why do you always win giveaways? It's not fair.

I'll visit you in Vegas if you visit us in Atlanta! So, so awesome that Jamie is starting the program soon. David was glad to talk to him the other day. I'm so glad our husbands are friends. :)

Jenn Kirk said...

So beautiful; family and the card. And how exciting, a move to Vegas?!

Lissybug said...

I loved your card! It was so much fun, and very creative! :)

rubi said...

i was so excited when you won this. it turned out so great!

amyegodfrey said...

The card is very cool! I, also, don't know how you are so lucky.

amanda jane said...

aww...it was such a joy to work on! Glad that the project introduced us. :) You guys are as cute as buttons.

Sarah said...

love the card. love the photo. love amanda jane and colleen now too.

susan said...

Put that sucker in a frame! Its a work of art and so personal to boot.

Becky Filhart said...

abby-yes those were beau-ti-ful cards and yes...i was SUPER jealous of them. i kept wondering why we are friends, you are so cool, and i am so ordinary. hummmm.

Aaannndd-it made me miss you guys all that much more:(

so pretty please keep your blog rollin' even though heaven knows i don't blog anymore. you have real talent, and i love your blog!!!

All these Halls said...

Hi Abby!
I saw your blog off of Bonnie's blog.
I think that is the best Christmas card I have ever seen-way cute & original. Great way to fit in a year update. I must confess, I have been married for 11 years & never have sent out a Christmas card-lazy, I know.
I love your hair...I've been thinking of cutting mine short like that but I am not sure if I could pull it off. Hmmm...maybe I will get brave.
Congrats to Jamie for getting into nursing school.
Your kids are adorable!

this is Catherine (Turley) Hall by the way

carla thorup said...

stunning. the photo, the design, the envelope... smokes!

way to have good luck!

Tiffany said...

I loved your Christmas card. It was so much fun reading it! And what a fun picture too!

I keep meaning to ask you when you are moving to Vegas? If you happen to have any time before you leave, we would love to get together with you guys!

Here Dwells Happiness said...

Very, very darling! Hurray for another year of much fun and delightfulness.

elizabeth said...

abby for the win! I had one of those "is this real life" moments last year when I won fyre boots from a cup of jo. now we can both enter 1,000,000 more giveaways until we strike gold again. that's how it works, right?

Swicks said...

the best christmas card of my life. 2 bacons.

Vagabond Mother said...

HAHA, I saw this floating around Pinterest! So sweet, and I have a feeling many cards will look like this next year, you trendsetter. Vegas?!?! So happy for you and your family.

Sarah Fritzler said...

WoW! This is amazing! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm not sure if you get an email with my reply so I thought I'd jump over here and say hello. This really is the greatest Christmas card ever.

Kelly said...

I"m just barely reading this post. First off, I LOVE your Christmas card!! So cute and creative!! Nate and I were laughing so hard at the "Favorite Quote" from Milo... SO FUNNY!!

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