Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ghostly Greetings!

Well the A Jillian Vance Design Quilt Dies can be used for ANY occasion!
I am playing along with the Wonderful Words Challenge at Moxie Fab Blog {found HERE!}AGAIN!

I did this 8 x 8 layout for a display at one of Jillian's shows.
The Ghosts are actually the Owl Duo Die turned upside down and googly eyes added! Easy Peasy!
The Quilt dies that were released in January 2014, are so versatile, use them as a center piece on a card or layout, change up the colors for Holidays or any occasion, use plain or printed card stock for totally different looks!
There are 5 Quilt Block die in all!  All are dual purpose which means they have stitching on the OUTSIDE of the cutting line as well, so it leaves that stitching on the negative cut of the paper so it can also be used in your projects!
Thanks for stopping by today!  Halloween is approaching FAST!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy Holly Days!

Welcome to Christmas in July over at A Jillian Vance Design!
The New Holly & Swirls Die Set is such a fun and versatile die!
I love putting holly leaf "corners" on everything!
I saw the Wonderful Words Challenge at Moxie Fab Blog {found HERE!} and decided to play along!

The A Jillian Vance Design Happy Die Set is perfect for this as well as Happy {ALL} Holidays Stamp Set having the Holly Days sentiment ~ happy accident!!
I decided to make mine a shaker card and add some sparkle to it!

You can see from the side view the craft foam that I cut out with the die as well as the red and green glitter in the shaker!

Since the 3mm craft foam and the layers were higher I stacked two Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to bring the holly to that height.

A Jillian Vance Design Products Used:
 Square Backdrops
Polka Dot Square Backdrops
Happy {ALL} Holidays Stamp Set
Holly & Swirls Die Set
{die}licisous Flag Die
Happy Die Set
Other products
Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
EZ Dot Runner by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Craft Glitter
Craft Foam 

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy 4th of July!
Today I am featuring the NEW Vintage Frame  Die Set and the Limited Edition Miss Adventures:  Celebrate by Whimsie Doodles!

The new AJVD Vintage Frame is perfect for shaker cards!  It is hard to tell but there is white glitter and stars inside!   One is actually stuck on her face in the photo ~ I thought, 'I don't remember dropping my Copic marker on her face!!'
To make the shaker card I cut craft foam with the frame die, then clear plastic rectangle to fit and added the  glitter goodies then glued it all together using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ-Dots runner.
I arched the sentiment stamp to match the banner die cut.  This Frame set is so fun with lots of options!
Have a safe and Happy 4th!

Vintage Frame Die Set                             Miss Adventure:  Celebrate
                                                                                          by Whimsie Doodles for AJVD                      
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happy 15th Birthday Jillian!

Happy Birthday Jillian!
Well last Saturday was Jillian's 15th birthday! Where have the years gone?
Well you all know her from her awesome stamp and die designs, but she has another talent as well!
She LOVES to play the guitar and sing!  She has even done some local open mic nights, at a coffee shop, in our town.
Here are  couple photos of her and her guitars.
The Red one is a Taylor T5Z electric in flamed maple.
 and the Koi Blue is a Taylor 614ce acoustic/electric in spruce top, flamed maple back and sides. 
Both sound just as beautiful as they look!
So for her birthday I wanted to make her a guitar cake. And just how do you do that . . .
Well I have always loved baking so I have a lot of supplies, as well as Jillian taking Cake decorating for 4-H  and I did our wedding cake too!

So I got out my oval pans and started to work, she said she wanted Red Velvet and Blue Velvet, which is a buttery vanilla flavor and OH SO GOOD!!!

I traced her first guitar ( a black Fender T-Bucket) to get the shape, then used Rice Krispie Treats to shape in between the ovals.  

Added the blue icing to match her Taylor 614 ~ since her birthday is 6/14/1999!!!

And here is the finished cake! I was pretty proud of it though not perfect, tasted delicious!
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