Thursday, October 28, 2021

Season's Greetings Scrapbook Layout

Hello, everyone! Jillian here. Today I have a super fun layout for all of you today (I know, I'm on a roll, lol!) This time, we're ready for Christmas. I am so proud of this page, considering, once again, I'm not as well versed in scrapbooking as I am in cardmaking. 

This layout is so fun because I used some super fun products, including the brand new Bountiful Basket die! Literally anything can fit inside; including the adorable little poinsettias from the Classic Candle die set!

A lot of people at shows have asked "where is the set with all the things that go in the basket?" that's the fun part; it's all up to you! We use such a variety of products for all seasons. If it fits in the basket, it can make incredibly fun projects! The basket also includes a cutout drop-in as well as a deeply embossed one for two different looks.

Hope you guys enjoy and I'll see you next time!








Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Happy Owl-o-ween!

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone!  Halloween is just a few days away and so I just had to get a card made using Hootie and the Hootie Halloween Add-ons die sets.  There are so many fun dies in the Hootie Halloween Add-on set, but I decided to make Hootie a little mummy!


I started by creating a night sky background using distress oxide inks in Black Soot, Prize Ribbon, Wilted Violet and Salvaged Patina.  I sprayed on some water and the blotted it off.  Once it was dry I added little dot of white using a paint pen.  I was going for a night sky with stars, but I think it looks more like snow, lol!  Anyway... I forged on.  I stamped the sentiment from Happy OWLoween stamp set in watermark ink and heat embossed in white.  I then added a lot of little sparkly rhinestones to the background.   Then I got to creating my little mummy Hootie and all the other elements.  After die cutting everything I did add some distress ink to the jack-o-lantern treat bag, the black cat and moon to make them a little more matte in appearance.  I added some gray shading with a cool gray Copic marke  to Hootie's mummy wrap, as well as the little cloud.  To create my moon I used the round die from the Rudy & Friends die set and the little cloud came from the Peace, Love and Rainbows slimline die set.


I love pulling dies from other sets to help me create the look I'm going for and Jillian has definitely created lots of die sets that allow you to do that! Now Hootie is already to get out there and get some of that candy!  Happy Owl-o-ween everyone! Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Sunflower Layout

Hey everyone! Jillian here. Today I have another fun scrapbook layout for all of you. I did quite a few layouts for Mega Meet, which is mostly a scrapbook show and before this I hadn't made a page in YEARS! So considering that, I'm super proud of this one.

I inked up the flowers and quatrefoil, which I cut into squares and used as backdrops there. The entire product list can be found below!

I also want to let you all know that we are going to pick Tuesday Night Lives up once again, so follow us on Facebook here! 7 PM EST. 





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Monday, October 25, 2021

'Tis the Season!


Welcome back!  I'm turning to Christmas themed cards and I'm loving the Santa from the just Be-Claus stamp set ... not to mention all of the great sentiments!


I embossed Santa in gold and colored him in.  Then I used Nuvo Drops (lots of Nuvo Drops) for his beard.  I did a layer and let it dry and then added a few more layers so there would be "lines" in it rather than being super smooth.  I love how it came out!


I layered the Checkerboard Slimline in white over a white layer of the largest Essentials Slimline and then layered that onto a base of red with a very thin border.  Then I cut some pine branches and layered them down the side of the card.  I cut the ornaments from design paper and the bow and hanger from gold cardstock.  (I cut a couple extras for the Santa and Snowflake, but ended up covering up the one for the snowflake.  Then I added all of my ornaments to the branches with various thicknesses of foam tape.  Finally one of the cute sentiments from the Just BeClaus set and a few sequins and I was done!


That's me for today!  I hope you enjoyed it and you'll come again soon!


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

a fall birthday card...

Hello!  As my blog title indicates I have a fall birthday card to share today.  My inspiration for this card was the sketch from Sunday Stamps and I used one of my favorite A Jillian Vance Design dies sets:  Leaves and Petals.  I also used the beautiful Vintage Flourish cover plate die and a sentiment from the Make a Wish stamp set.


I started by creating an ink blended panel using distress oxide inks in Crackling Campfire, Gathered Twigs, Mustard Seed and Candied Apple.  Once I had the blend I wanted I sprayed some water on the panel and blotted it off.  I then splattered the panel with red and black paints.  Once the panel was dry I die cut all my leaves.  I then used the Vintage Flourish cover plate die to emboss my background panel.  I didn't want the stitching detail that was embossed into the panel so I trimmed that off and adhered my panel to a kraft cardstock base.  I stamped the sentiment on kraft cardstock and die cut it with a label die from the Slimline Essentials die set.  I then arranged the leaves on the panel based on the Sunday Stamps sketch.  I will also be posting this to the Paper Players challenge as my card is a fairly clean and simple birthday card.  

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Monday, October 18, 2021

If Nothing Ever Changed


Hello!  Sharing a card using the Bold Butterfly die and stamp set!


This was a quick and easy card.  I die cut a cream rectangle panel and heat embossed the daisies from the Dear Daisy set in white for a very subtle background.  I had used the butterfly while making gel press backgrounds quite a while ago.  I used it with a few different colors and when I was done, it was so pretty all on its own I've saved it.  I cut the frame in a deep purple color to pick up the purple in the butterfly and popped it up over the embossed panel and layered the cream over a panel of the same color.  Finally I popped the butterfly over the top and added a sentiment from the Bold Butterfly stamp set.


Just a simple card of encouragement.   And it feels good to finally get this butterfly onto a card.

Thanks so much for stopping! I hope you enjoyed it and you'll come again soon for more A Jillian Vance Design inspiration!