Friday, January 1, 2016

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Year 4!



A Jillian Vance Design is honored to be a part of the Seasons Givings Blog Hop, this is the 4th year for the Seasons Givings Hop and my 3rd year hopping with them.  I thank you for visiting this blog through out the year and this is our BIG THANK YOU hop!  Thank you for checking out my design team blog, each day and being inspired throughout the year!  If you aren't a follower please subscribe!
I am Jillian Vance, founder of A Jillian Vance Design.  When I was age 10, I wanted to make some money to purchase an iPod, so I became a card maker and sold them at my mom's salon.  At 11 years old, started designing my own stamps and dies because I couldn't find just the right ones I wanted to use. That was 5 years ago!  HARD TO BELIEVE!!!  In August of this year, we opened a store front in the historic downtown of Mount Vernon Ohio and INK Responsibly came to life once again ~ that was the name of my little corner store in my mom's salon.
I started my personal blog:  Princes and the Paper  in March of 2010 and the rest is history! (check it out, I have a darling card for you!)
This A Jillian Vance Design blog is my design team inspiration blog.


My Hoop it Up Die Set includes the Embroidery Hoop (released May 2015) which I used for the ring (Thank you to Debbie from Texas for suggesting we needed a Diamond for our Hoop!)  So then I created the Dazzling Diamond Die Set complete with the 4 prong setting die to make a beautiful Engagement Ring!  Please enjoy my video on this card.



Card Recipe: 
  • White cardstock
  • Black cardstock 
  • Metallic silver cardstock (from Hollo's PaperCrafts in Cleveland, OH)
  • Wendy Vecchi's Red Geranium Archival Ink by Ranger
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Dot Runner
  • Toothpick ~ for support of that BIG ROCK of a Diamond!

Check out my video for some helpful information about the stamps and dies!


My mom's card in the video is located HERE!
We are giving away a $25 credit to the A Jillian Vance Design store to purchase your favorite designs!  Be sure to follow the Rafflecopter instructions and leave a comment to be eligible.
Here is the complete Blog Hop List!
A Jillian Vance Design  YOU ARE HERE!!!
Jillian Vance MY PERSONAL BLOG


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166 comments:

StampingbugKerry said...

Such a successful young lady! WOWEE! Thanks for creating such beautiful stamps and dies for us.

Dana & Glen said...

Amazing story and congratulations on your success! This is such a fun blog hop and thanks for your participation.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Happy New Year! Wow - what an amazing blog hop:) It's been so fun seeing your incredible, successful journey!! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

Nikki C said...

Thanks for joining in the hop great story of how you started out too

Shirley B said...

Great. Fantastic blog hop. 1st time to your site. Shirley

Christy Q said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance to enter and thanks for the back story on how you got started as I am a first time visitor to your blog. Such an amazing and inspiring story! My best wishes for your continued success!

Suchi said...

Woohooo!! Happy new year and thanks for the chance to win! :)
Suchi xx

~amy~ said...

Yay Jillian...I love your hoop/ring card!
Happy New Year!

Janet said...

Awesome prize giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Happy new year… God bless!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Happy New Year! Fabulous blog hop!!!

jan metcalf said...

Happy New Year! I am following on Pinterest!

Becky said...

Happy New Year..

J said...

Happy New Year!
Tnaks for the chance to win

Kelly said...

congrats on your success! I am in Ohio too. what a great story.

Melissa said...

Awesome card. Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

Kim Faucher said...

I love supporting young artists. I follow you on Pinterest and Facebook but don't have Twitter.
Love seeing your designs!!!

Marilyn said...

Fantastic hop and prize giveaways. Thank you.

Rachel Bergfeld said...

Thanks for the amazing chance to win! This is such a generous hop!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I loved your story and so glad you are using your talents to help us crafters do better things too!

Viki Banaszak said...

Happy New Year!!!Thanks for being so wonderful!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful creations all year long! Have a fun and crafty 2016!
Cheers!
Michele

Lee said...

Congratulations on your amazing success and wishing you a very Happy, Happy 2016!!

Julie Bodenheimer said...

Cute stuff!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lucille K said...

Big Congrats to you, glad I stopped by today :)

Robin Grossbier said...

Great stuff! Congrats! Hope to win!

Mary Holshouser said...

I have the embroidery hoop. Now I have to get the diamond.
I've been waiting for a friend to get her ring - then I'll be ready to
send a Congrats card to her.
Enjoyed reading your story - makes an oldster happy to see the younger generation doing good.
Keep up the good work.
thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year

Barbara Greve said...

Thanks so much for this opportunity to win. I love your designs!

Brandi R said...

Adorable card! Love the idea ♥

Wishing you a blessed new year ♥

Melissa said...

So many accomplishments for someone so young! I'm impressed with your stamps and dies.

Irene Grau said...

Thanks for the video. I'm new to you, so it helped introduce you. Happy new year!

Amy Wing said...

Cute project! Happy New Year!

Neva Cole said...

Amazing story and fun give away!

BrendaB said...

Love your card, and I love that Hoop It Up die set!

Beverly Perdue said...

Wow! Love A Jillian Vance Designs! In fact I just purchased the Friends and quilting stamp set. Just love the sentiments in this set! I also love the Dazzling Diamond Die Set -- very pretty cut from the gold paper. Thanks for all your wonderful products and inspiration! Wishing you a happy and blessed 2016!

dewall51@hotmail.com said...

Really like the Pine Trees set. This is the first time I've heard of your company. Happy New Year!

Sue D said...

Awesome ring card!

Roxanne Rawls said...

I LOVE your stamps!!!! They are wonderful!

Sabrina said...

Happy New Year!!

Kathi K said...

Your story is so inspiring to all us newbies! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Carol from La Crosse said...

You have a FANTASTIC success story and you are one very SPECIAL young lady. Fortunate that your mom could be a part of helping with your successful journey!

Thanks for being involved in this Awesome blog hop. I have been following this for years too. Thank you for the opportunity to win some of your great designs. Love the diamond!

Happy New Year and MUCH prosperity to you and your company!

STASIA SLOMA said...

Loving the blog hop and learning more about your business. thank you for the chance to win.

D.Ann C said...

Congrats on your progress and thanks for the chance to win some of your terrific designs!

Sue Rolfe said...

I love your diamond stamps. They are so versatile.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

What an inspiring story. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year.

Danielle said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for this wonderful blog hop! So much fun and so many amazing prizes and inspiration.

barbara macaskill said...

What an awesome card!! Definitely need to add this set to my stash! Happy New Year!

cghundley said...

Terrific blog hop and
great prizes! Thanks
and Happy New Year!
Carla from Utah

Shelly said...

This is so CUTE!!

Graciellie Design said...

Love this! Happy new year and best wishes to you and your team on 2016.

Lady Fair said...

Happy New Year! Congrats on creating your own company, especially at such a young age. What an accomplishment!

Donna Sicafuse said...

Wow, a lady at young age who knew what she wanted and went about to get it. Wishing you an even better New Year and thanks for sharing with all of us.

Ava Gavloski said...

all the best in 2016

Natalie Godfrey said...

Happy New Year's! Awesome diamond ring!

Kitty Tatman said...

Congrats on your success!! Best of luck in 2016!

Michele Henderson said...

Have a warm and crafty 2016!
Cheers!
Michele

Anonymous said...

my first time participating in a blog hop - follow your passion - thanks for a chance to wine

Carrie Maritato said...

Great hop - have visited many blogs for the 1st time. Gained lots of inspiration for 2016

mtscrapgal said...

Congrats for starting your career so young. I admire you and I salute your Mom for supporting and helping you. The card is precious. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

Heather said...

That ring is FABULOUS!! I just started following you on Pinterest; thanks for the chance to win.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your delightful stamps and dies! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!
Happy and healthy new year wishes to everyone!

christi said...

what a generous giveaway. thanks for participating . happy new year.

Helen Gullett said...

What a sweet and dazzling ring card! Love your Hoop It Up die set :)
Happy New Year & Thank You!

Connie Schulz said...

Definitely a child's dream becoming reality. Congratulations. Thanks for the chance to see your site. First visit here.

Lois said...

I love your drive and ambition! It makes me happy when I see young people who set their hearts on something and work to achieve it! I love your images and sentiments.

Shawnee Montgomery said...

Happy New Year! I absolutely LOVE your products!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a GORGEOUS card!

lalacraftworld said...

How inspiring your story is to so many young girls who have a dream! Lovely card.

Linda Meunier said...

What an adorable card! !

Angie said...

Happy New Year!!! I loved reading your story! I followed you for the first time, I think it was last year. Your story is so inspiring! Wishing you a fabulous 2016!

Lisa said...

So...you are 16....amazing! Don't know what else to say...I'm at a loss....thanks for being a part of this hop and happy new year!

McStamper said...

Happy New Year and thanks for being part of the hop.

Lisaerica said...

Congrats on all your hard work and success, Your sets are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. Happy New Year.

ivy said...

Have my eye on that die!

Oliev said...

Happy 2016 and thanks for a chance to win:-)

Toni C said...

Wow, so young! You are an inspiration.

Leanne said...

Beautiful stamps.

Auntie Em said...

Happy New Year! Gorgeous card. How fun to have a big blingy diamond to adapt and create a ring. That is thinking creatively. Thanks for sharing! :)

Arianna Barbara said...

Thank you for this amazing chance! Happy New Year!

michelegeorgern said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing your journey.

Cindy said...

Great story. Awesome blog hop! Thanks for the chance to win.

Deeps said...

What a wonderful story. So glad that you have your own store. Happy new year to you and wishing you more successes.

toni kwaiser said...

Them you for the chance to win. Congrats on your success!

Kamila R. said...

Great stamps and dies ! Thanks for a chance to win!!

Nathalie Paquette said...

First time on your blog, thanks for the chance to win.

ursula said...

I have just started to follow you, good luck on your continued adventure...Happy New Year...xx

Elizabeth said...

Amazing story! You have great products too.

Kris B said...

Love the bling card!! So cute for an engagement or wedding! Thanks for being part of this amazing hop! Happy 2016!

Kari V. said...

Cute! Congrats on your success! Happy Year!!

Carrie Sheridan said...

Thanks for being part of this great blog hop, and best wishes for a very blessed new year!

Nancy Allin said...

You are an amazing example of how we can make our dreams come true! Love your awesome products. Happy New Year!

bev p said...

What a great card! It's just so much fun and a great way to celebrate with someone. And thanks for a chance to get to know you a little!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so pretty. I love your products and what a talented young lady you are!

Marcia said...

Thanks your sharing.

Lisa Evans said...

Happy new year and happy crafting in 2016! I love your stamp sets!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Wow! Your story is amazing, I started out very young too but at 70 I haven't reached your level of designing, I need help from you gals that design the stamps and dies that we can play with. Thanks for sharing your story and your talent!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Happy new year!

Holly Saveur said...

Amazing cards .. ideas ... stamps and dies...didn't know of your brand/Company....

Holley Downs said...

Impressive! Would love to win!

J L said...

Wow, you're so young! Thanks for sharing your story and I wish you all the best!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

What a beautiful (& unique!) card - love it! Wishing you even more success in the years ahead - Happy New Year!

Irene said...

Such fun to read how you got your start! I so enjoy using your creative stamps!

Brenda Lee said...

You are so amazing! What a wonderful story on how you got started and such business savvy at such a young age...a true inspiration to all. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year and continued success.

Sharon said...

Congrats on your success - what a wonderful story! Happy New Year!

Amy C. said...

Thanks for sharing your fun and unique card! Happy New Year!

Tracy said...

Happy New Year, thanks for awesome blog hop!

ScrapaDiddle said...

What a sweet card!

Julie Pike said...

Congratulations on your accomplishments.....especially for someone so young! Amazing!

Heidi Wagner said...

Congratulations and Happy New Year

Helen F. said...

Congratulations on being such a success at your young age! Happy 2016!!

Michele Smith said...

I'm so glad you shared your story! What an entrepreneur you are at such a young age! I love your products, especially the hoop. My mother had a needlework shop which is where I started my 1st job! We had tons of hoops and those little stork scissors. Good memories! Incorporating it with the diamond to create the ring is such a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I hope you have a wonderful 2016!!!

Rubina Pantoja said...

Wow - truly inspiring for this 40+ year old!

Allene said...

Thank you! Love the hoop in the card!

BobbisTreasure said...

Love how you added the diamond to the embroidery hoop - great idea!

Wanda Reynolds said...

You are a very driven young lady making her dreams come true!

Gail said...

Happy New Year! Great card!

Christine Ray said...

I've seen your products at my favorite local craft store and really liked them. I look forward to checking out your blog and store!

Christine Ray said...

I've seen your products at my favorite local craft store and really liked them. I look forward to checking out your blog and store!

Angela said...

Wow! Your story is amazing! Congratulations on your success. I've signed up for your blog and store emails so I can find out more about your products! Happy New Year!

VJB Cards said...

Great card!

Maria Levine said...

Great line. TFS your story love it!!

Moosisk said...

Happy New Year to you! Thanks for being part of the hop. :D

Patty said...

What an awesome card!! I didn't know your story before now...so glad you told it....what an amazing journey!! I also didn't know you were in Ohio...I'm in Nothern Ky about 10 minutes from the Greater Cinti Airport!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Great cards. I love these stamps & dies.
Thanks for the chance to win them!

Michelle said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for participating in this awesome blog hop! I really like the embroidery hoop! Thanks for sharing your story!

Brithzi said...

Fantastic card! Love the Hoop it Up die.

Carolyn Steele said...

The ring is so unique and a great opportunity for engagement cards and wedding cards!

SHartl said...

Oh my, what beautiful and imaginative stamps and inspiration on the blog hop! Happy 2016
apedoak(at)aol(dot)com

Gabbylou@live.com said...

I followed you on Twitter and FB and yada yada but wanted to leave a comment...love the bling set!!!

Bonnie said...

This is a great coupling of dies to create an amazing set of cards. Thanks for the chance to win the fabulous blog candy.

D- said...

Congrats on your new store. Wish I live closer. Happy 2016! Thanks for sharing that sweet card.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Celeste Goff said...

What a gorgeous shaped card! Love the metallic silver paper you used!

Brenda in IN said...

How wonderful that you are able to pursue your dream at such a young age. You have so much ahead of you! Keep up the great work.

Satori said...

Great story, inspiration and blog hop!

ginger jarnagin said...

Happy New year. Fun way yo start the year, this a hop!!

Laura said...

What a great story!

Sunshine said...

Wow! What a great story. You and your work are very inspiring. This is my first blog hop and I'm so excited to learn about so many bloggers and companies that I can order products for my paper crafting and scrapbooking. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Happy New Year!

Gramjak said...

Gorgeous and beautiful stamps! LOVE your work!

Paper Ink Rock said...

Happy New Year. Thank you for the chance to win

Cathy Homan said...

What a cute engagement/wedding card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cheryl I said...

I enjoyed reading your story and finding your blog! I really like your products! Thanks for participating and for the chance to win.

Jenny Strachan said...

What lovely designs. I'm glad I found your blog. The annual blog hop is like a treasure trove of talent (we're all winners even if we don't win a prize). TFS.

Jean Bullock said...

Happy New Year. I love your story.

Sweet April said...

Awesome story of success,love it and Congratulation!!! You will achieve much more.Thanks for sharing.

jules said...

You are a wonderful inspiration to all young ladies...you go girl! Love your dazzling diamond die!

jennifer delauter said...

Congratulations on your success!! What a great stamp and die set! Thank you very much for participating in the blog hop!

Carol H. said...

Very cool story you have! Thanks for Sharing!

Kathy E. said...

I love the engagement ring card...perfect for my daughter who is newly engaged! duchick at gmail dot com

Ceal said...

Happy New Year! congrats on your success at such a young age, and thanks for a chance to win some fabulous products

Liz O. said...

Congrats on your success Jillian! Your card is so glamorous, TFS, happy and prosperous 2016!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Beautiful! I love this ring!

Maureen Hayes said...

I have enjoyed corresponding with you on IG, but I didn't know your whole backstory. You ate amazing and an inspiration to all of us! God bless you this New Year and always. Thank you for participating in this hop and for the awesome giveaway.

Ladyj711 said...

Quite a lot to accomplish so young. Best of luck to you. I grew up in Canton, OH
But live in NC now. Would love to win your prize. Janie

Ladyj711@live.com

Deborah Montgomery said...

Your products are so adorable! Congratulations on your growing success :)

Abbie Bryant said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for being part of this great blog hop!! I love the ring card! Thank you for sharing!

E Michaels said...

Happy New Year and thank you for sharing and inspiring! I look forward to following you throughout the new year. I wish you all the best, Good For You!
Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway! God Bless you. Eliana

Yvonne said...

Wow....gorgeous!
and guess what...I got engaged this Christmas!
hugs,
Yvonne
phoebeez(ad)xs4all.nl

Ruth G said...

Congratulations on building your own company and having such fabulous success!

Thanks so much for the chance to win a shopping spree to your shop!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! =) Such a BEAUTIFUL Collection of Designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS New Year's Day/Weekend/Week!! HUGS!! =)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome story...congratulations to you on your success!!!

Sharon Byrum said...

Wow! Love that you are so creative and determined! Have a great year!

Jan Musselman said...

Fantastic Blog Hop. New Products to fall in love with and a chance to win them too! Happy New Year and a Big Thank You!!

Sandi said...

You are an amazing teenager and very talented also. Thanks for sponsoring the blog hop

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Wishing you an abundance of happiness, success and friendship for 2016!!! BTW.. I am loving the new masculine stamps!! :)

C. M. Taylor said...

I have always loved your products. You just keep pulling out all the stops and making it so easy for those of us (end users) to use and design our own unique products. Thank you for making a quality product that lasts.

Paulette S said...

Great cards, ladies! Love the diamond die. Happy New Year! Thanks, Paulette S.
Craftqueen417 at yahoo
Http://paulettesprettypapercrafts.wordpress.com

Linda Batson said...

Happy New Year and love the ring design, great idea from Texas. Thanks for being part of the hop.
Linda_batson@comcast.net