Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Blessings!

Wishing you and yours a Blessed Thanksgiving.


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November 23rd ~ 30th, 2014

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Underwear for Christmas Card

Hello everyone!   Denise from Queenbee Designs with a
cute Christmas card that is bound to give anybody a chuckle.

This card features the Whimsie Doodles Christmas Socks stamp set.
What a fun set to have --- so many possibilities.

Stop Believing in Santa - You get Underwear for Christmas
Recipe:
~ AJVD Christmas Socks by Whimsie Doodles
~ AJVD Basic Circle Backdrop Die
~ AJVD Polka Dot Circle Backdrop Die
~ White/Red/Christmas Printed Cardstock
~ Red & Black Ink Pads
~ Copic Markers
~ Foam Dots

Christmas Socks by Whimsie Doodles

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team
projects this week!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Holly & Swirls Christmas Card

Hello, Lisa Hoel here again to share with you an elegant Christmas card featuring the Holly & Swirls die. This is clean and simple and it wouldn't take too long to make multiples of it.



The front of the card is cut from two layers of sturdy vellum. I sandwiched the holly die cuts (cut from white cardstock) in between the layers to give them a screened back effect. To adhere the pieces, I put small dots of Glossy Accents on the holly parts (front and back) to glue all the layers together. If you are going to try this, test it out on a small scrap of your vellum to make sure the glue doesn't show through. I didn't have any problems with mine.

The Merry Christmas sentiment is stamped and embossed with red embossing powder. I very lightly added a bit of soft Distress ink around the edges of the panel for some subtle definition. I also popped the whole panel up with foam adhesive squares.

AJVD products:

Holiday Greetings Stamp Set

Holly & Swirls Die Set
Other products:
Ranger Distress Ink, Archival Ink, Versamark Ink, Glossy Accents, foam adhesive squares,
cardstock, vellum, red embossing powder


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Ohio State Coaster

A Jillian Vance Design, Kecia Waters
What have you done today to Beat Michigan?  Kecia Waters on the blog today with a coaster I made in preparation for Saturday's Big Game.  Did you know that it was the Emerald Backdrop Die Set and the "Ohio Game Day" stamp set that made me a A Jillian Vance Design fan?

To make this coaster, I used the AJVD Emerald Backdrop Die Set to cut a "Block O" from red cardstock.   I then stamped the O shaped background stamp from the AJVD "Ohio Game Day" stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black.  I edged the "Block O" with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker.  Using the leaf die from the AJVD Emerald Backdrop Die Set I cut three leaves from a patterned paper scrap from American Crafts.  The "buckeye" was hand-drawn with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker onto X-Press it cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I assembled the "Block O" and adhered it to a square of gray plaid paper framed with patterned paper from K&Company.  The sentiment from the "Ohio Game Day" stamp set was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.  

I sprayed my design with Workable Fixative because I read somewhere that this helps keep the colors vibrant during this process.

Then, using a 16 cents ceramic tile from Home Depot, I spread Artsy Collage Decoupage gel with a foam brush onto the tile and adhered my square creation.  I then took the same brush and applied more gel on top of the image, smoothing out the bubbles as best as I could.  I allowed the coaster to dry overnight.

Upon waking the next day, I sprayed an acrylic glossy sealer to waterproof my coaster.  I affixed felt to the bottom of the coaster to prevent scratches on table services.

A Jillian Vance Design, Kecia Waters

 AJVD Supplies:
http://stores.ajillianvancedesign.com/emerald-backdrop-die-set/

http://stores.ajillianvancedesign.com/ohio-game-day-stamp-set/


Other Supplies:
Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Versafine Onyx Black, Home Depot ceramic tile, Artsy Collage Decoupage Gel, Grumbacher Matte Workable Fixative, Aleene's Glossy Acrylic Sealer, red cardstock, patterned paper, red cardstock

With this coaster, I'm ready for The Game.  Are you?  And even more importantly, are the Buckeyes!  Go Buckeyes! Beat Michigan!

Smiles,
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stampalooza 2014 Starts NOW!!!

Start shopping NOW . . . HERE




Our Best Stampalooza YET!

November 23rd ~ 30th, 2014

We have deeply cut prices on stamps and dies
as a THANK YOU 
for being an
A Jillian Vance Design Customer.


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PROMO CODE:  BF2014

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Shake Shake Shake Snow Globe

Hi there everyone! Laurel Beard bringing you a super fun and easy project to make! I will be making a total of 5 of these cuties... I wish I could take credit for the idea, but I can't. I saw it on another blog and just knew these would be so cute decorated with A Jillian Vance goodies!!!! So let's get to it! 

I decorated the inserts of this globe (from Michael's Crafts) with one stamp set, Winter Wonderland! I love it when you get a good stamp set filled with a ton of fun images. Makes crafting so much easier when you just have to reach for one set.... I used the tree image, the bear and the snowflakes to create this Winter scene, perfect for a snowy setting! The tree was stamped with the same color ink! I just didn't re-ink between stamping (2nd generation stamping).


Here it is all shaken up! Look at the snow falling against the cute bear!


And look as the snow starts to puddle on the ground near the bear's feet! LOVE LOVE LOVE!


And don't forget about the back side. This one was made for my nephew so I just signed my name (I despise my handwriting)... For the backside, I used the snowflakes as I did on the front side as well as the landscape trees, again all from the same set! SCORE!


Shake, Shake, Shake!


See? So fun and easy to do!!! :) It sure does help when you have the perfect stamp set to use along with it! :) Thanks for stopping by today!




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