Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thinking of You Flower Shaker Card #TBT

Today I am showing a card 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 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!
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.
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!
For full details on this card, please visit the A Jillian Vance Design Blog here!

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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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fringe Flower Card

I am ready for winter to be OVER!
So I decided to add a little Spring to the blog today!
Today I am showing the Stitched Fringe Border Die rolled up and used as a flower!  Easy Peasy:   just cut, roll, glue the end and fluff!  Reminds me of a garden mum!  And my favorite Swirly Vine die is the perfect compliment to that flower. I just received our Ranger Ink order with the new Dye inks! And this one is soooo pretty! Bubble Gum! The sentiment and butterfly are from the new Picking Daisies Set from Lisa Lara Originals.
The Stitched Fringe Border Die can also be used as grass or a nice fringe border on a card or page!
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Other supplies: Ranger Dye Ink in  Bubble Gum Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ  Runner Tape and Medium Dodz World Win Papers post signature Follow A Jillian Vance Design here:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Forever my Always

Hello!  I can't believe it is Valentine's Day SATURDAY! YIKES! this year has been flying by already!  Wasn't it just Christmas?

I wanted to show our new Flat Satin sequins as well as I LOVE this Swirly Heart Die and decided there had to be a way to make a Shaker card with it.  Our sequins are Made in the USA ~ YAY!! and are unique as they are flat not cupped, and have a beautiful satin finish.  Perfect for Shaker cards as they add that elegant touch without overpowering the card.
Check out the A Jillian Vance Design blog HERE for full details!

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Other Supplies:
World Win Papers
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dot Runner

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

With Sympathy

Saturday is the memorial service for my dad who passed away on January 18th.
He was the best father/grandfather in the whole world.  He was so creative and could built or fix anything!
He was a dairy farmer who farmed over 500 acres on the family farm as well as owning a sawmill.  He was such a hard worker which Jillian and I carry on those traits today!
I was so blessed to be his daughter.
There have been several area farmers and friends in our community who have passed recently.   God much have some awesome farm in heaven!!!
Then God made a Farmer . . .

Jillian and I decided to do a memorial card for dad rather than have the funeral home print them ~ he was a special guy and needed special treatment!  His features the Tranquil Tree Die and the red bird die cut from the Frosty Die Set.

So I took that design and I decided to create a quick but elegant card, that you can produce several at one time, to send to the hurting.  I have been so lax at sending out sympathy cards and only leaving words on the funeral home websites.  But the many, many cards I have received this past week are so comforting to me.  Saturday will be a very hard day on all of us as we celebrate his life. He lived a good and godly 88 years and we know he is in a glorious place, free from pain and suffering ~ and probably building something for someone!  

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