Friday, January 20, 2012

Adore Frame, Snow and more Snow...

We have been stuck at home this week due to the amazing snow storm we got.  The kids have been thrilled with all the snow and being able to break in the sleds they received 2 years ago that they never got to use until this week.  There has been no school all week due to the weather so they have gotten in a lot of sledding hours.

Don't forget about the A Jillian Vance Valentine Grunge Blog hop.  Some amazing prizes.  You have till tomorrow to enter ANY Valentine Project.

Today I would like to share with you a frame I created featuring one of the new flowers that you can create with McGill Punches.

Products used:
McGill Floriano Punch
McGill Highland Snowflake Punch
Pink Vellum
Bazzill Cardstock
Jenni Bowlin bingo card
Fabri-Tac Adhesive

Here are a couple more photos for you...

Now to share a couple snow photos of our back yard...

Happy Snow Day...  I'll be back soon with another project and starting next week I will have photos of CHA to share..

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentine Grunge Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the Jillian Vance Design Valentine Grunge Blog Hop...  We are so excited to showcase the Valentine Stamps from Jillian Vance Designs with an amazing line up of Designers plus we added a little challenge to keep it fun... Our projects need to represent the Grunge Style in some way...  So with that said lets get to it...  

If you are following along with the hop you should of came from Bunny's Blog... If you happened upon my blog from someplace other then the blog hop... Please join in on the fun and Start the hop at Jillian's Blog...You won't want to miss any stops along the way as there are 2 great prizes you will have a chance at winning...

So today I am featuring 2 different stamp sets called "A {little} Love and Sending my love"...

Products used:
A Jillian Vance Design Sending My Love Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design A Little Love Stamp Set
Kraft Cardstock
My Minds Eye Pattern Paper
File Folder
Tim Holtz Distress Stain Spun Sugar
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Barn Door and Black Soot
Ranger Crackle Accents
Satin Ribbon
Tim Holtz Pin
Making Memories Heart Pins
Prima Flower

Your next stop on the blog hop is Rhonda's Blog, but just in case there are any hiccups along the way here is the complete list of blogs to hop to...

NOW for the BLOG CANDY....
What you need to know and do for a chance at winning one of two prizes...

1st way to win some Blog Candy......
* Enter the Challenge, leave a comment on this post, subscribe & become a follower at A Jillian Vance Design Blog... You will have until Saturday January 21st @ midnight to Link your project, and you can WIN this prize

"A {little} love" , "Sending my love" & Pear Pins.

2nd way to win some Blog Candy .......
* You must comment on every blog in this hop and subscribe & become a follower to A Jillian Vance Design Blog. You will have until Saturday, January 21st @ midnight to have all of your comments in! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE LEAVE A WAY FOR US TO CONTACT YOU IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE WINNER'S!

You can WIN this Stamp set "A {little} love"

Please link your project to the Challenge Below ..


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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Simple Little Journal...

Sorry for being MIA lately.  I have been under the weather with this and that etc since Thanksgiving.  I'm starting to get better and hope that all the other bugs and germs will keep their distance from me... lol

Today I would like to share with you a easy and fun little journal that I covered featuring stamps from A Jillian Vance Designs.  This Journal is 2.5"x3.5" and I love to use little journals like this to do my card sketches in, to have for scratch paper etc.

 Products used:
A Jillian Vance Design Totally Tiles Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design Bloom'n Trio Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design Black Pear Pin 
October Afternoon Pattern Paper
Vintage clothing pattern making paper
Archival Ink
Versa Magic Ink
ColorBox Creamy Brown Ink
Seam Binding Ribbon
2.5x3.5" Journal  
Here is a close up photo...
I have step by step photos of the flower but blogger isn't letting me upload more then two photos at the moment so I will keep trying to upload them... So keep checking. 

I will be back soon with another project.  Till next time.... Happy Crafting.

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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Let it Snow Card Featuring A Jillian Vance Design Stamps

Today I would like to share with you a card I created with the fabulous A Jillian Vance Design Stamps..  I just adore them all...  We still don't have any snow and I wish we did... So with that here is my "Let it Snow" card... 

Products used:
A Jillian Vance Design Just Snowflakes Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set
Core'dinations Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
File Folder
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Brilliance Moonlight White Ink
Versa Magic Night Sky Ink
ColorBox Creamy Brown Ink
Vintage Ribbon
EK Punch

Here is a close up photo...

Card Instructions:
  • Trim Kraft Cardstock to 8.5"x5.5" and fold in half to create card base. 
  • Trim Core'dinations Cardstock to 5.25"x4" set aside
  • Trim File Folder to 4"x4" and create your own pattern paper.
To get the snowflake Pattern Paper. Use the 4x4 piece you cut out from a file folder.  Stamp 2-3 of the snowflakes with Brilliance Moonlight White and then dump UTEE on them and heated it up.  I stamped a few more snowflakes and did the same process.  Then I took out my Distress inks and Inking tool and inked the file folder from "Tumbled Glass" on top, "Broken China" in the Middle and "Faded Jeans" on the bottom.  You always want to go from light to dark when working with inks, paints etc.  I then spritzed it with water to let it run a bit and heated it up.  Be careful to not rub the UTEE when it's hot as it may smear. I then flicked a few water droplets onto my pattern paper and heated it again for the droplets to dry. 
  • Using EK border punch.  Punch top and bottom.  Adhere to Core'dinations 5.25"x4" piece of cardstock. 
  • Wrap Vintage ribbon around and tie off into a bow. Adhere to card base. 
  • Stamp Sentiment on scrap piece of file folder.  Adhere to card
Thanks for looking and if you haven't checked out A Jillian Vance Design be sure to hop on over.  Also check out the A Jillian Vance Design Blog for some great inspiration. Lots of amazing stamps and the New Dies.... <3

I'll be back tomorrow with another project...  Till then Happy Crafting...

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Monday, January 02, 2012

December Daily Winner...

Ok so even though I didn't get all 31 posts done I tried my hardest.. Time just got by me with the Holidays and having Hubby home for them...  With that said I do have 31 amazing prizes in a box for one lucky person...   Joshua my youngest helped me cut all the comments and put them in a box.  This morning he pulled out one lucky winner and that person is.....

SnowflakeDreams1 said...
I love your stocking card. The tag is cute and simple which I like too. Thank you for sharing.
December 15, 2011 10:56 AM

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Hope everyone had A Great Holiday and a Happy New Year...

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