Wednesday, February 10, 2016

i {heart} u...

Happy Wednesday A Jillian Vance Design fans!!  Rosemary here on the blog today with one final Valentine's day project to share.  Kept things simple and put all the focus on a sentiment from the Cross Stitch Love stamp set.

Started this card by stamping a subtle background using the Quilting Stitches background stamp on some patterned paper from My Mind's Eye using pink ink.  That was then die cut using a Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop die to create my main panel.  I stamped a white piece of cardstock with the sentiment using the same pink ink and then die cut it with the second to the smallest die from Polka Dot Rectangles.  A mat was cut from gold glitter cardstock using a rectangle backdrop die and then a final mat from light grey using another Polka Dot Rectangle die.  For a little bit more interest I die cut the needle from Hoop It Up, cut slits in the heart and slipped the needle through and then matted that piece using the gold glitter rectangle.  That piece was matted with the light grey rectangle and then added to the main panel.   A sweet and simple Valentine.

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

 Rectangle Backdrop

Hoop It Up

Other products:
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Record It Heirloom papers
light grey cardstock
white cardstock
Heidi Swapp gold glitter cardstock
pink ink

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SweetPea Pods

Hi, Lisa Lara here as Guest Designer collaborating with my Mom, Sandie Pugh.
My Mom, Sandie sewed these beautiful SweetPea Pods using
Here is my Mom's review she wrote up from a sewer's perspective. 
The pattern arrived in 3 days in “Happy Mail” and I’m not kidding, the red envelope and Happy Mail label made me feel good! The pattern is colorful on nice slick paper with lots of photo instructions.  I love Lazy Girl patterns for this reason, easy to follow.  The zipper method looked a bit intimidating until I tried it and was amazed how darn easy it is!  I found a colorful package of 10” squares in my stash from Keepsake Quilting that I had bought on sale and used two of these for my outside and lining fabrics.  I already had some Dreamy fusible from lazy Girl.
The zipper goes in like magic and so quick.  The sewing is straight forward and fast.  The pictures with the pattern are wonderful for your first bag.  Mine is done and I have another one cut out and am going to go look for another zipper tab to make my second one.  It will go much faster than the first which took less than an hour with all my careful reading of the pattern.  I plan to make 16 of these for the Christmas exchange at my charity sewing group!  And then I will be done when the holidays arrive!  Maybe one extra for my lovely daughter, Lisa!  LOL!

I am sharing below ideas for gift/uses for these sweeties. 
I made tags using
the charm die from 1 Large {DIE}signs Grab bag of dies, Black Pear Pins, Antique Brass Pear Pins and Silver Pear Pins.
 I filled this one with chocolates for a Valentine Gift. 
I stamped the heart from Cross Stitch Love.
This one I filled with manicure/pedicure items for a Mother's Day Gift.
I stamped the sentiment using Showers Of Blessings.
 This one I put ear phones in perfect gift for a teenager.
I stamped this fun birthday image using Happy Birthday.
This one is perfect for sewing supplies.
I stamped this fun sentiment using Sew Special.
SweetPea Pods
SweetPea Pods 
1 Large {DIE}signs Grab Bag Of Dies
1 Large {DIE}signs Grab Bag Of Dies
Cross Stitch Love
Cross Stitch Love
Sew Special
Sew Special
Showers Of Blessings
Showers Of Blessings
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Black Pear Pins
Black Pear Pins
Antiques Brass Pear Pins
Antique Brass Pear Pins
Silver Pear Pins
Silver Pear Pins

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Owl You Need Is Love Card

AJVD, Kecia Waters, Valentine, Owls, multimedia coloring
"Owl" you need is love.  After making this card, I now have that Beatles tune as an earworm, lol.  Kecia Waters on the blog today, sharing a CAS card using the stamp set "Happy {OWL}entine's Day".

To make this Valentine, I stamped the owl image from "Happy {OWL}entine's Day" twice onto X-Press It cardstock with Marvy Black dye ink.  I then selected the eyes to with, one without eyelashes.  I proceeded to color both owls with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils for some multimedia coloring.  I fussy cut both owls.

AJVD, Kecia Waters, owl, Valentine, multimedia coloring

On a panel of white cardstock, I stamped the branch from "Happy {OWL}entine's Day" with Marvy Dark Brown dye ink.  The sentiment, also from "Happy {OWL}entine's Day", was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.  A heart punch helped make three small hearts from pink cardstock.  I did some shading on these hearts with Prismacolor pencils.

AJVD Stamp Set:

Other Supplies:
X-Press It, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Marvy dye inks, Versafine Onyx Black ink, heart punch, pink cardstock

I hope "OWL" of you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!  Thanks for stopping by the AJVD blog!


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Friday, February 5, 2016

Hey, y'all! Happy Friday!!
Shelly, here!

Today, I'm sharing a fun little Valentines day card with y'all!

I kept things fairly simple. I used some distress inks for my background, along with a few stamps and dies. 
Check it out.

I started by adding my distress inks to white cardstock. Once done, I added my stamps to my background. After, I did some die cutting. Then assembled everything together on my card and to finish things off, I added some gold sequins. Simple, yeah?!...

I'd love to hear what you think?!...

AJVD products:

True Love stamp set (and it's on sale!)

Happy (OWL)entine's Day stamp set (I used the little heart from the word Love.)

Other supplies used:

White cardstock
Distress inks
Pink ink
Black ink
Foam tape

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

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