Thursday, June 9, 2011

Jillian's Big Birthday Celebration Blog Hop June 10, 2011 ~ Day 1

Hi and Welcome to Jillian's Big Birthday Celebration Blog Hop.  This is to celebrate my baby's birthday!  She will be 12!!!  Hard to believe!  she is almost taller than I and started her own Greeting Card business at 10 then her own stamp line at 11 ~ what will 12 bring ? ? ?
For my first project, I did a tag.  Her birthday and dance recital normally fall on the same weekend!  So here is a tag I will give to her tomorrow, June 11th after the dance recital ~ yes then we go shopping and she picks out something for doing such a great job and looking so beautiful on stage!  I am not a proud momma am I!
First I took an Inkssentials #8 Tag Distressed it with Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concord then used our Tiny Dots background stamp (by A Jillian Vance Design) inked with Dusty Concord.  

The Flower is from the Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge and I had an old Hymnal that I glued a page to Clearly for Art Modeling Film by Studio 490, Wendy Veechi.  This stuff is so cool and the Cricut cut it just fine ~ I did a multi cut on a #5 setting on the blade)!  When you heat it up you can shape and form it after it cools, then if you don't like it heat it again and it can be reshaped.  It is distressed with Victorian Velvet.  

I used Olive Archival Ink by Ranger for the stem of the flower (a fun,cheap stamp from Pat Catan's).  
The center of the flower is a button punched from Kraft paper and distressed with Dusty Concord.  

Hand dyed seam binding with both Dusty Concord and Victoian Velvet with a little Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl ~ tied in a knot and added one of our new "Pear Pins" is pinned thru the center, which adds a perfect touch!.  
(Pear Pins are coming to soon ~ we can't wait!!!)
I stamped In the Spotlight  and Dance Recital from On Broadway by A Jillian Vance Design and Birthday Blessings from Birthday Blessings by A Jillian Vance Design all in Deep Purple Archival Ink by Ranger.  Added the film strip from the Tim Holtz die to give it some stage appeal!

**Edited ~ 6/10/2011 11:00am**
To enter to win Birthday Blessings Stamp Set from a jillian vance design
Leave a comment stating if you took dance when you were a child and what was your favorite class ie: Tap, Jazz, Ballet etc.  also please "LIKE" A Jillian Vance Design on Facebook @
and a I would love to have you follow of my blog!
Stop back tomorrow for a new project!


jessica said...

What a fun tag! I took ballet as a child....I wasn't very good LOL!
Thanks for sharing and happy birthday to your daughter!

AmyJRockstar said...

You have every right to be proud! Your daughter is awesome. I was an entrepreneur at the age of 5 so I totally respect a girl doin what she loves! I lived too far away from town to take dance lessons so I never got too. :( I always wanted to do Girl Scouts really, but lived too far for that too. Ah well, I shall live vicariously through my children if/when I have them. :0) Thanks for the chance to win! I'm heading to her store right now! P.S. Check out my blog for a special little tribute to a particular b-day girl 2moro. ;)

XO ~ Amy Jo (New Follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Sue in CT said...

I hope you post a picture of her in her costume. I am following you and already liked Jillian on FB.
I did take both tap and ballet as a child for several years. I loved dancing and was really quite good at it. I even went to toe in ballet....only one in my class that did. I loved the quickness and of course the noise (what kid didn't like making noise...LOL) of tap but ballet I loved the gracefulness and the costumes were much "girly" with the tutus and all. To me tap was fun and ballet was pretty. Since I have to pick one....I'd say ballet.

Anonymous said...

That is just perfect Bunny. Congratulations on your giving birth day!!
Great candy!!

Anniebee said...

Gorgeous tag, Bunny! I don't blame you a bit for being proud of that girl... she is awesome! I can't imagine having that much ambition and drive at her age. The only things I cared about (aside from art, of course) was riding my bike, roller skating and playing football with the boys! LOL I didn't take dance when I was a kid because I was the oldest of 5 and my parents couldn't afford it. I made art instead and I'm still at it!

Thanks for sharing your project and your stories. I'm a follower and FB fan and I think your daughter is something special.


A Jillian Vance Design said...

Pear Pin :) Looks great MOM!
God Bless,

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Super cute! I love the stamps... as for dance I took ballet, tap, and jazz, but jazz was my favorite and I stayed with it until I was 14! Thanks so much!
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

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Shelly said...

Happy birthday, dear Jillian!!!!

I didn't take dance of any kind. I wish I had. I struggle coordinate my body enough to do aerobics. LOL Jillian looks so beautiful in her costumes. My favorite is the black and pink one. Those gloves are awesome!

Your tag is gorgeous!!! I love that flower. You DESERVE to be a proud momma. Jillian is one special girl. I so enjoy her videos.

I'm already a follower of your blog and I'm following JVD on FB now.

JustYolie said...

Very pretty tag. Adorable pics of Jillian!

Unknown said...

Hi Jillian, I love your project. I have become a follower and thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Love the tag. i am a follower now!
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Lisa R. said...

Great tag! Nope never took dance classes! :( TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

thekolbes said...

You should be a proud Mom you are raising an aweseom daughter. Love your tag and the photos. What a gorgeous dancer she is. I never took dance. I liked Jillian on faebook. Thanks for the chance to win
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Unknown said...

Hi Bunny, I love your project. I am a follower. TFS

Bunny I also want to thank you for your kind comments on my vintage blog and became a new follower. I truly appreciate it. We area a new DT trying to get our blog out there, so I really appreciate you becoming a follower also. Have a great day. I have to say you have 1 amazing daughter there.


Favorite Favors said...

This is a precious tag!! Love the distressing you used. I didn't take dance when I was a little girl but always wanted to. I did however dance around the house pretending I was a dancer and of course I was a part of the ensemble when any commercial came on with dancers in it. Does that count for dancing? LOL. If I did take a class I would have loved to have taken Ballet; it is just so beautiful to me.


Madison said...

This tag is awesome. I love it. Jillian is adorable!!! I only took dance one year and that was ballet. I wasn't very good:( I moved on to volleyball my current passion. TFS.

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