Monday, March 2, 2015

Be Darned Belated Birthday Card

AJVD, Becky Schultea, Kecia Waters, Derwent Inktense
I'm trying to incorporate bright colors into my cards right now, so that spring will realize that we are so ready for it to arrive, LOL.  Kecia Waters on the blog today to share a belated birthday card I recently made.

Using the fun AJVD stamp set "I'll Be Darned" designed by Becky Schultea, I stamped the image of the spool four times with Versafine Onyx Black onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  Using a Memento Tuxedo Black marker, I drew a horizontal line to make the spools appear to be on a surface.  Then, using Derwent Inktense pencils put color on the spools and the background and moved the color with an water brush.  On scrap Mixed Media paper, I stamped the button image three times and colored with Derwent Inktense pencils.  I fussy cut these and arranged them on the card.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onxy Black.  

I scored around the image panel and then framed it with black cardstock and mounted it onto another piece of Mixed Media paper, that was also scored.

The inside of the card makes this a great belated birthday card.  The sentiment is a part of the stamp set "I'll Be Darned".

A Jillian Vance Design

AJVD Stamp Set:

Other Supplies:
Derwent Inktense Pencils, Strathmore Mixed Media Paper, waterbrush, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black marker, black cardstock, Scor-It-All

Here's hoping that some bright colors will soon appear as a sign that spring is here.  Right now, things are looking rather white and gray in Ohio.


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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Mom!

So, yesterday was my amazing mom's birthday! I made her a card (which is a shaker card, big surprise.) It's super cute and I used a lot of my products along with some super cool Copic Markers and some Ranger Dye Ink. I also used the sentiment "Hip Hip Hooray Eat Cake Today' sentiment on the inside of the card.
 I hope you all enjoy and gather some inspiration from this! If you haven't already, wish my mom a happy (belated) birthday in the comments! 


  • Acetate Sheets
  • Foam
  • World Win light blue cardstock
  • World Win pink cardstock 
  • White cardstock 
  • Sequins/glitter
  • Pink Gelly Roll pen 
  • Ranger Dye Ink (Pink Gumball)
  • Copic Markers
  • Black Memento Ink 

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: a little bit of coffee...


It's Amy here, so excited that A Jillian Vance Design is a Super Sponsor for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Here's the card that I made especially for today:

The possibilities of this set is endless!

simply said:  coffee & jesus
simply said:  coffee & Jesus
I teamed the sentiment up with the

Chalkboard Backdrop

chalkboard backdrop
chalkboard backdrop

A Jillian Vance Design will be giving away the Simply Said:  Coffee & Jesus set to one lucky winner!

To be eligible for the prize, you must join in the blog hop fun and link up a newly created project!

I can't wait to be inspired by all of the entries!

other supplies:
grey cardstock
patterned paper
white embossing powder
decorative clothes pin

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Flower Shaker Card by Bunny #TBT

Welcome to ThrowBack Thursday! But this is a new post using some of our first
American made dies!
I get so excited when we get new dies BUT then we kind of put the older ones aside.
Jillian said we need a flower shaker die for Spring and so I starting thinking . . .we HAVE one!
The Snowflake Flower dies (which fit the Snowflake stamp sets)  are really cute flowers (the name is deceiving) and when used in combination with our Circle Backdrop dies, you can easily make a shaker card! Or cut layers of tissue add a brad in the middle and TADA a cute and fluffy flower!
Flower Shaker Card

Instead of a background stamp or patterned paper I used our Top Stitch Border Dies to give that stitching detail ~ I love these dies, they do not cut along the edges, they just leave the stitching impression.  Just place where you want them (I don't measure, I just eyeball it) and run them thru your Big Shot machine.  And of course my favorite Swirly Vine Die for the stem and leaves.  The sentiment is from Simply Said: Coffee & Jesus Stamp Set and our gorgeous flat Satin sequins too!

To make a shaker element for your card:
  1. Cut (at the same time) cardstock and 2 mm craft foam, I layered the circle inside the flower die so it is all cut evenly.  I ran it through the Big Shot an it cut completely both layers.
  2. Cut one solid piece of acetate to fit inside the flower or just larger than the circle
  3. Layer Acetate behind cardstock on top of craft foam ~ Adhere those three layers together.
  4. Flip upside down and add sequins
  5. Cut a solid piece of cardstock adhere over the "hole" where the sequins are.
  6. You now have a complete shaker element to add to your card!

Flower Shaker Card

Other supplies used:

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Tape Runner and EZ Dot Runner
Ranger Pigment Ink in Glacier White
Craft foam
Acetate sheet
World Win Papers
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Take the Time...

Hello friends!!  Rosemary here with a sweet little spring-like card I made using the super cute A Jillian Vance Design set, Picking Daisies.  This set was designed by my in real life friend and fellow A Jillian Vance design team member, Lisa Lara!   I just love that Lisa included a tiny smiley face stamp so you can add smiles to the sweet daisies!

I stamped the flowers using Memento Bamboo Leaves ink and then colored the flowers with Copic markers (Y08, Y13, YR12 & YR15).  The butterfly was also stamped in Bamboo Leaves and colored with the same markers.  I cut a strip of green cardstock and then fringed it with my scissors and stamped it with the sentiment.  FYI... A Jillian Vance Design has a die that would do this for you in a snap.  Check out the Stitched Fringe Border die here.  I rounded two corners and then added some Salty Ocean distress ink for the sky.

A Jillian Vance Designs Lisa Lara Originals Picking Daisies

Other Supplies:

Distress Ink
Memento Ink
Green and white cardstock
Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by... Rosemary

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