Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Hoop It Up for the 4th!

What a fun and bright card I have for you today!
BUT you don't want to miss tomorrow's card, it was one we did for the Tuesday Night Live and it is my FAVORITE of the Patriotic Hoop cards! So fresh and Clean!!!

For this patriotic card, I used the  Basic Rectangle Backdrop Die Set and layered two different colors of the Stitched Plaid A2 Cover Plate.
Do you know if you cut two different colors, then rotate one layer 180 degrees, you can get it so it shows both colors as a layered plaid! Thanks to our design team member Rosemary for discovering that! It also works with our Slimline Stitched Plaid Cover Plate!
I used the Hoop It Up die as well as the Cross Stitch Freedom Stamp Set, stamping the bell first in Red Geranium Ranger Archival Ink and then in Jet Black Archival ink, I stamped the sentiment over the bell.
The Hoop It Up die is perfect for all seasons and holidays!

In 2018, Sam, Jillian and I, had the pleasure of seeing the Liberty Bell in person in Philly. What a fun experience that was! We love a good road trip!

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Thank you for visiting today and have a blessed and safe 4th of July.


Tuesday, May 10, 2022


Welcome Back to the 2022 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Hop! Go to this link to get started! 

This hop celebrates coffee lovers everywhere with great projects, awesome giveaways, and a lot of inspiration!

Also don't forget to join us tonight at 7:00 pm est on our Facebook Page for
Tuesday Night Live!
We will be using Hug in a Mug Stamp Set (our prize for the hop!), showing you how to emboss it, then color it using a watercolor brush with distress inks! Easy Peasy but totally fun too!

Hello, Bunny here today with a Springy Coffee Card!
I love the options A Jillian Vance Design has in her Coffee Collection.
Today I am using the Cozy Cup along with SEVERAL die sets that all have pieces and parts that were perfect for this card. I used a black shadow of the Cozy Cup so it would stand out more against the white Brick A2 Cover Plate. Then bursts of the red tulips from the Easter Basket Add On Die Set and of course that darling Daisy Die Set is always a fun one to use. Added a leaf from Leaves and Petals plus the Swirly vines from Spring Birdie Die Set.
The So Many Stitched Sentiments are perfect for the two sentiments as you can customize the length!
I used PhotoPlay printed paper for the cup!

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To check out our blog post from the first day of the hop and to enter our drawing, please visit this link:

Thanks for joining me today!

Friday, May 6, 2022

2022 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Hop!

Hello, Bunny here with a little Afternoon Tea Card to celebrate the 2022 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Hop!  Go to this link to get started! There are several Super Sponsors including A Jillian Vance Design, with super nice prizes!

I love how darling this set is! And fun to use different printed papers as well as decorate!
I love the Mini Slimline size, it is perfect for cards! Not too big like her big sister, Slimline, but easy to fill with goodies!
I used the Mini Slimline Backdrop Die Set as the base, then Mini Slimline Quatrefoil Cover Plate Jillian just came out with! Love it!!! So cute yet elegant too!
Added the Afternoon Tea Pot and cup cut in PhotoPlay papers, the fun silver spoon and pink flowers that are included in the Afternoon Tea Die Set. Spill the Tea Stamp set is perfect for those "tea time" sentiments stamped on a strip from the So Many Stitched Sentiment Strips Die Set which has sentiment strips ranging from 1 inch up to 4.25!

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy!

Friday, April 15, 2022

Grateful You are my Friend

Good Friday has arrived!
The first part of this year has flown by!
Today I wanted to share a pretty watercolored card with you.
Don't be intimidated by our Fresh Florals and the coloring
Grab your Ranger Distress Inks, a Watercolor Brush and start painting away!
It is so relaxing!

So for this card, I used Wow Embossing Powder in Black, then started watercoloring.
I used Picked Raspberries and Worn Lipstick, added some Shabby Shutters for the leaves.
I use a Kraft mat, and smoosh on the ink, then take my blending brush and pick it up and paint it on the design! Easy Peasy!
You can see a couple of ways to color in the video below!

Thank you for stopping by today and have a Blessed Easter!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Mini Slim Swag

I am just in love with the Fresh Floral stamps as you can see! lol!

For these two cards today, I used Distress Inks and a Tim Holtz Water Brush to watercolor the images.
I love how Jillian designed it to fit the Mini Slimline format as well, plus works great on an A2 sized card.
Both of these were stamped with Wow Embossing Ink and Silver Super Fine embossing powder. I like to emboss if I am going to water color so it keeps the water and color in the correct area of the image.
The first card I used Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry and the second card I used Festive Berries and Candied Apple.d
Also the Fresh Florals Collection also comes with matching dies!!! Three of the die sets, come with a banner sentiment die that fits all the words on the three sets (that have words) and are different lengths to give you a collection of there once you have them all!

To complete the Mini Slim Cards, I used the Mini Slimline Backdrop, Mini Slimline Quatrefoil Cover Plate Die on the top card, and the Mini Slimline Stitched Plaid Cover Plate on the bottom card. Both give a beautiful, elegant look.

Thank you for stopping by today! We will be at the Columbus Scrap and Stamp Show March 24 & 25, details here:

And April 1 and 2nd we will be in Allentown at StamperCon, we are one of the vendors participating in the Design and Treasure night which is a fun make and take event! Check it all our here:

Due to the shows, we will not be doing a Tuesday Night Live event until April 12th.

Thank you for stopping by today!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Blessed by your Kindness

Don't let those big Fresh Floral Stamps be intimidating!
We are not big coloring people...well, we are now coloring more than before, but 
I have always kind of been intimidated with coloring and all the available mediums.
I know how to use Copics but are a little rusty with them.
So I grabbed my Distress Inks and my Tim Holtz Watercolor Brush and colored this beautiful Fresh Florals Arch using Festive Berries and Candied Apple Distress Inks, I used Mowed Lawn for the leaves.
Black Archival Distress in Black Soot for the sentiment which is on the same Fresh Florals Arch Stamp Set.
I decided to use the Mini Hearts A2 Cover Plate layered on the Basic Rectangle Backdrop to give this a loving feel. I love the Blessed word die cut that comes with the coordinating Fresh Florals Arch Die Set coming the end of March! It also features a shadow so if you want to stamp and cut it or layer the die cut on the shadow is an option as well.

Three of the Fresh Florals Die Sets include a banner sentiment die, same height but different widths so you have a set of 3 when you purchase all the coordinating die sets. How fun is THAT!

 See our post HERE for the video of me showing how to color with Distress Inks from our Tuesday Night Live and Jillian showing how to use Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol!
Take a chance and try watercoloring with your distress inks, it really is fun and relaxing as well as a great way to use what you already have in your craft room!

Don't forget to join us tonight of our Tuesday Night Live
7:00pm EST on our Facebook Page

Thanks for stopping by!

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