Saturday, February 16, 2013

Introducing Lisa Lara

This is such {EGG}CITING NEWS!!! 
We have held it in long enough!!! 
A Jillian Vance Design partnered with our first licensed Illustrator, 
Lisa Lara of Lisa Lara Originals.  
We are so HONORED to have Lisa join us and you will LOVE her darling designs!!!
They are IN STOCK and SHIPPING!!! YAY!

Hi.  Lisa Lara here
.  I am new to AJVD. So excited to be here.  As a new illustrator to A Jillian Vance Design I get to introduce my very first set of stamps.  For these sets I did the entire set.  In the future you will see sets where I only design the images and Jillian will work her magic with the sentiments as well as full sets designed by me. Whoo-hoo! A dream come true for me.

Since I am new, Jillian and Bunny wanted me share a little about myself. First I am a doodler.  I was the girl doodling on her paper in class.  I still do that wherever I am.  So getting to illustrate stamps is a dream come true.  

There is more about me with my photo on the side bar so I thought I'd share some craft things about myself:
 Clean And Simple (that's my happy place). 
Probably Paper Tole (I just love dimension on my cards). 
(These are my most recent discoveries) Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers and Fiskars Small Stamp Press 
Copic Markers (yes they are an investment...I just love how vibrant they are).  I'm currently playing with Derwent Intense Colored Pencils (they are wonderful). 
FAVORITE INSPIRATION SITE (S), my talented friends' blogs and Pinterest

Okay so this first card I am using my new set {EGG}cellent.  I made a latch card.  I love making these. They are so easy and fun.  You just attach your frame to the top half off the gatefold with dimensional tape and attach the inside shape (my oval with my chick on it) with dimensional tape only to the bottom half.  It works like a latch. You can see by my photo.  On my designer paper I used  a new technique I learned EMBOSSING ON DESIGNER PAPER. 

STAMPS:{EGG}cellent designed by Lisa Lara for A Jillian Vance Design
PAPER:White (Papertrey Ink), The Sweetest Thing Tangerine (My Minds Eye)
INK: Tim Holtz Distress Inks Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics: YR04, Y35
ACCESSORIES:1/16" circle punch, Brown Sugar Divine Twine (Whisker Graphics), Spellbinders Oval nestabilities, Cuttlebug, CB Embossing Folder Juli's Garden, Emery Board, Tim Holtz Sponging Tool, Dimensional tape
TECHNIQUES:Embossing On Designer Paper, Latch Card, Sponging

My second card I am using my other set FLUTTERS & FLOWERS.   I stamped my daisies on my white panel and also stamped them on scratch cardstock where I colored them with Copics, cut them out and adhered them to my daisies I colored on the card with a rolled up glue dot for a little dimension.  Then I added glitter glue and glossy accents.

STAMPS:Flutters & Flowers designed by Lisa Lara for A Jillian Vance Design
PAPER:White (Papertrey Ink), Fact, Fiction (Basic Grey)
INK:Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics: N0, N4, N7, N10, YR23, Y17, Y21
ACCESSORIES:Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Eyelets, Green Solid Divine Twine (Whisker Graphics), Scor-Pal, Glue Dots
And we want to SURPRISE Lisa with this creation by
Trudy Sjolander of  Trudy Sjolander Designs. 
You can visit her Blog True's Gifts from the Heart.
Trudy was the one that introduced us to Lisa!!! We are so grateful for that and cherish Trudy's friendship. We met Trudy while doing the Charity Wings Flash Mob at Winter 2012 CHA!
Here is a card she created with Flutters & Flowers.  Isn't just beautiful!
Hi True (AKA Trudy Sjolander) here.
I met my fried Lisa Lara back in 2009 when we were both on the same design team. I have always loved her clean "Lisa" style. I can spot her cards in a gallery of hundreds almost instantly. When I became an illustrator, I was always excited when Lisa picked my images to create with. She showcases them  so beautifully! Though we are no longer on a team together, we are still very good friends (we call ourselves "sistas from anotha' motha') and still love using each other's illustrations.
I got to meet sweet Bunny and Jillian of A Jillian Vance Design at Winter 2012 CHA and liked them right away. We have kept in touch, and when Bunny told me that Lisa's very first clear stamps were going to debut at AJVD today, I asked her if I could surprise Lisa by creating a card to help promote the release.
It was a secret that Lisa didn't know about until now!
 SuRpRiSe girlfriend! :)

Here is my card using Lisa's "Flutters & Flowers" clear stamp set.

 Congrats Lisa for your first ever "real" stamps, and congrats to A Jillian Vance Design for signing such a wonderful illustrator!

True :D

Card Recipe:
Designer Paper: Teresa Collins - Fabrications 6x6 pad
Discount Card Stock : Brilliant White and Bazzill Swiss Dots Grape Jelly
Spellbinders: Classic Oval Nestabilities
Ribbon from:Really Reasonable Ribbon
Rhinestones from: Want2Scrap
Other: Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, adhesive, doublesided foam tape, green dye ink assorted Stickles glitter from Ranger Ink.

{EGG}cellent Clear Stamp Set
Flutters & Flowers Clear Stamp Set
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Lisa Lara said...

Surprise is right. What a wonderful surprise. Aw thanks Jillian, Bunny and True for keeping such a happy surprise. You brought tears to my eyes. Big hug gf. What an honor to have you make a card with my new set for me on my debut post! Mwah!

Unknown said...

I just LOVE your new sets Lisa!
So happy and excited for you!
Love your sample cards too! :)

True :D

Kim O'Connell said...

Congrats To Lisa! These sets are as sweet as can be! So "egg-cited" for you! :)

A Consuming Passion said...

Congratulations Lisa! These new sets are just perfect. What fun to see your designs made into stamps.....hip hip.......

Sue T said...

Congrats Lisa, so happy for the little chick and love the polka dot fav. Hugs my friend~

Pamela said...

Wow......Lisa what beautiful cards.......i absolutely love these new sets.....cant wait to get them!!! Awesome job!!

Pamela said...

Wow......Lisa what beautiful cards.......i absolutely love these new sets.....cant wait to get them!!! Awesome job!!

Barb said...

Congratulations, Lisa!! These sets are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the packaging too! You are going to do so well with this!! Excited for you!!!

Laurel said...

Congrats Lisa! Such fabulous sets!

Rubies Crafts said...

Awsome Lisa!!! and welcome to AJVD

Ruby :)

Janene said...

Fantastic stamps, Lisa! Congratulations!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Congrats, happy for sure have two sweet sets for a fabulous new beginning. hugs

Shell said...

Completely adorable sets and samples. Lisa, you rock, girl!!!!! I am so happy for you. AJVD has gotten themselves quite an asset with you on board. :)

Jo Laughlin said...

Congratulations, Lisa!! You must be so excited!! Your sets are adorable!!

Unknown said...

Wow, Lisa i LOVE those stamps! Amazing, and i love that latch card. i will have to make some of those. i am a cas myself. Thanks True for sending me here!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Beautiful stamp designs!!! I love both of those sets!

I've asked Scrapbooks Too to bring your products in and they said they will -- so am looking forward to seeing these in person soon!

Stunning card Trudy!!!

Joanne Travis said...

Both sets are beautiful!! So cheery for spring or any time. Love these!

Debbie Carriere said...

Congratulations, Lisa!!!! These are both awesome sets!!! Wishing you great success in your stamp illustrating adventure!!

Bev Gerard * TexasGrammy said...

Happy Congratulations to you, Lisa! Such wonderful sets for your debut! Love the story from True about your friendship too. Enjoy & Celebrate!


Margie Higuchi said...

Congratulations and welcome to AJVD, Lisa <3 How exciting for you and lucky for AJVD to have you onboard!! Great start with these two wonderful sets :) Can't wait to see what future designs you'll be sharing with everyone! LOVE how Trudy surprised you with a beautiful card!!! WELCOME!!!

MariLynn said...

Congratulations Lisa. I am so excited for you!!!!! I know that there are going to be many more wonderful creations and future designs!! HUGS!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Congratulations, Lisa! I'm so excited to see your cute images on real stamps!! Hugs and best wishes!

Debbie said...

Lisa, your samples (and True's) are so delightful and really show off your new sets nicely. Congratulations on this new opportunity!

Deborah Anton said...

Congratulations Lisa! Wonderful cards as always!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

I am so excited to work with you and design with your illustrations. Congrats and welcome aboard!!

Debzi333 said...

Lisa I'm so delighted for you that you have your own line of stamps! I've already purchased the Eggcellent Set! Can't wait to use it! Darling cards!

Patti J said...

Congratulations, Lisa! Woo Hoo!!!! Love your work, and love you :) Best of luck to you!