Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Waiting for the Tooth Fairy


Here is your first sneak peek at A Jillian Vance Design's new Tooth Fairy stamp set! This set has some of the cutest phrases I've ever seen!

For my project I made a tooth fairy door hanger. This was inspired by this tooth fairy door I found on Pinterest. This could be hung on a child's bedroom door or even on a bed post or night stand.

Wondering about all the little purple squiggles? They are done with glittery purple Smooch accent paint....which of course does not photograph well.....There's also clear, sparkly Smooch on the little wand and the tooth fairy.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Your Money Tree


This week is sneak peek week at A Jillian Vance Design. We are releasing two new stamp sets this week and here is my second preview project...

I love postcard-style cards. For this card I hid the money pocket in the top of the tree.


A Jillian Vance Design Money Money stamp set
Give A Hoot Cartridge
Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg 6x6 paper pad

Monday, February 27, 2012

Cash For Your Stash


This week at A Jillian Vance Design we are previewing our new stamp release! So here is a really quick project to give you a taste of the stamp set and custom Spellbinders dies to come!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition


Welcome to my audition post for the Graphic 45 2012 design team! I am a HUGE fan of Graphic 45 and have tons of their paper in my stash (Some that is too pretty to use!). So, below you will find my application projects. Some are new, some are old, and a couple are from other paper lines but I think they help illustrate my style, personality and ability. Each project is linked back to its original blog posting for more pictures and details. So please take a look and enjoy!

1. Halloween in Wonderland Altered Box

Products Used: Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland, UTEE, Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

2. On The Boardwalk Altered Box (As much as I would have loved to take new pictures of this, I gave it to my sister for Christmas!)

Products used: Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk 8x8 paper pad, Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint, Tim Holtz Vials, Tim Holtz Distress Ink

3. Tropical Travelogue Mini Album and Box

Products Used: Graphic 45 Tropical Travelouge 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, Graphic 45 Staples 5x5 Altered Art Box with Album, Tim Holtz Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink, Prima Flowers, Tim Holtz Grunge Board, Recollections bling, Glossy Accents, Epiphany Crafts Square Shape Tool

4. ABC Primer Altered Box

Products Used: Graphic 45 ABC Primer 12x12 paper pad, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Mod Podge

5. Bora Bora Layout

Products Used: Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue 12x12 paper pad, Tim Holtz Sewing Room Die, Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Shape Tool, Close to My Heart Whimsy Caps stamp set

6. ABC Tag

Products Used: Graphic 45 ABC Primer 12x12 paper pad, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink, Crinkle ribbon

7. Campin' Shaped Mini Album (I would have loved to take new pictures of this too but I haven't gotten it back from Northridge publishing yet! This was one of the first projects I posted on my blog and my picture skills were still improving!)

Products used: Cosmo Cricket Mr Campy paper pack, rub-ons, ribbons, chipboard shapes, Cricut Campin' Critters, George and Basic Shapes, Create a Critter cartridges, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Stickles,

8. Love You To The Moon

Products used: October Afternoon Rocket Age 8x8 paper pad and embellishments, Tim Holtz distress ink, A Jillian Vance Design A {little} Love stamp set, Close to My Heart Birthday stamp set

9. Rockin' Birthday Card

Products Used: Echo Park Happy Days 12x12 and 6x6 paper pads and cardstock stickers, DCWV Mod Retro paper stack, Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Shape Tool, SVG Cuts Rockin & Rollin kit

Tropical Travelogue Altered Box and Mini Album


This is my second project using the Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue paper line. I LOVE this paper!

The base for this project is a Graphic 45 5x5 Kraftboard Altered Art Box and Mini Album. I really need to get my hands on some more of these. They're so easy to work with. They ink up beautifully and I had no problem adhering anything to it.

I trimmed around this element from one of the papers in the line and then mounted it on Tim Holtz Grunge Board. I then trimmed around the details using my fingertip craft knife. The grunge board stabilized it perfectly. I did the same thing for the little beach sign on the other side. I added an assortment of Prima flowers and Recollections bling.

Inside the box...

Is my mini album!

For the mini album, I first inked all the edges with Tim Holtz Ripe Persimmon distress ink. This was one of the fall seasonal inks and it works great with the bright, tropical colors in this paper.

I used the Epiphany Crafts Square shape tool to give some dimension to these elements.

On the back is a pocket with some of the cards for use as photo mats.

On the back of the album...

We have a little flip book for photos.


Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads
Tim Holtz Ripe Persimmon Seasonal Distress Ink, Black Soot Distress Ink
Epiphany Crafts Square Shape Studio
Recollections bling
Prima Flowers
Glossy Accents