Thursday, March 26, 2015


Want details on this pretty Spring Hello card?
Spring is here ~ BUT it has been in the low 20's so it sure doesn't feel like Spring.
Don't you just love these soft colors?  That Tag was die cut using the new Ken Oliver Crafts Watercolor paper.  I am loving his papers! Nice weight and one side is a bold design and the other is a subtle, washed out color of the bold side.  So versatile to use!
Today I am featuring these products from A Jillian Vance Design:
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If you are in the Columbus Ohio Area this weekend! come visit us at the Memories Scrapbook Expo
March 27 - 28, 2015  It is a nice show with lots of great vendors!
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Hello, today I am showing a new A Jillian Vance Design Stamp set and Die Set!
These are going back to basics that can be used in so many ways!
Happy Birthday Stamp Set features Happy Birthday done several different fonts along with balloon strings!  You decide which one fits your style of card!
The Balloon Trio Die Set is a great set of Dies featuring inner dies that can be used to make shaker card elements ~ or you can create solid balloons like I did here or use the inner dies to inlay patterned paper too!    Or use the inner dies to make smaller balloons

I have wanted to try water coloring and just hadn't taken the time!  Then the generous people at Crafters Companion sent us Spectrum Aqua markers and OH MY we are in love!
I used them by coloring on a stamp block, then using a water brush, just colored the watercolor paper.
I then die cut the balloons for a gorgeous varied effect!  And Easy Peasy too!
These stamps and dies are in stock and shipping!
Balloon Trio Die Set
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Monday, March 16, 2015

Thanks a Bunch!

Today I am showing something BRAND NEW from A Jillian Vance Design!!!
The Watering Can Die Set! Yes, it turned the Mini Bag Die and/or {DIE}signer Pocket Die into a darling watering can!  You can also use it with the Backdrop dies as well as the Minnie Pearl Tag!
 Shown on this card with our Mini Bag Die

Then using the Minnie Pearl Tag, I added the Tulips that are included in this die set.

And with our {DIE}signer Pocket Die, the Daisy Die Set and Swirly Vine Die ~ makes for a cute birthday card that you could easily add a gift card in the pocket!  I used the Minnie Pearl Tag layer die which cuts the same size as a gift card.
To cut the daisy cut out of the pocket, just place the daisy where you would like it to cut and run through  your die cutting machine before assembling the pocket. Then I cut TWO centers, on for the front of the pocket and one for the back side to hold the daisy together.  Then assemble pocket and embellish with more daisies!

The coordinating Showers of Blessings Stamp Set is 3 x 4 and has the perfect sentiments to compliment the watering can ~ which I also stamp before assembling the Pocket or Mini Bag.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Quick and Easy One Layer Card

Who doesn't like simple, quick one layer cards?  When mom started writing her Thank You notes from dad's funeral service, we discovered we needed simple, quick and easy!
So Jillian said, I need to start a new series and call it Simply Noted.
This series features stamp sets that have borders as well as sentiments to use on a one layer card ~ or layers if you desire!  Each one features two borders for A2 sized cards folded either horizontal or vertical.

The two cards above, I used Simply Noted: Damask and Simply Noted:  Vintage Floral.
These images may look familiar to you as they match our respective background builder stamps so you can stamp those in the background with a subtle ink, then stamp over them with a bolder image and ink color.
There is also a third set named Simply Noted:  Art Nouveau which is a delicate art deco type of border. 

I used our new  2.5 x 8" clear block which is perfect for this type of stamping!
This block will be coming soon to the website.
Inks used:
Ranger Dye Ink in Black Tie and Classic Cherry

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