Sunday, October 23, 2011

This is a card that I sent to my Aunt. I punched out the pennants from brown cardstock and plaid paper. I embossed the edge with the tulips embossing folder. The sentiment outside and inside were stamped with A Jillian Vance Design Stitches set available here:
Until next time,

Sunday, October 16, 2011

"My Story" Scrapbooking card

This my newest creation. I wanted a tag that I could put in a scrapbook. I am not sure if I want to journal on it or not. The quality of the photo is not great because I have my own shadow in the picture! Anyway, I used ecru cardstock, a turquoise stamp pad and a red stamp pad. I cut the typewriter out of Jillibean Soup Sweet and Sour Soup Crushed Tomato paper. The notebook and My Story are from A Jillian Vance Design stamps. This my very well be my favorite stamp. It brings back memories of buying school supplies every year and that was always so fun. This stamp and many more can be found at Until next time, have fun!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fund$ Gift Card Holder

Hello, Friends
I had a precut olive green gift card holder. I covered the outside with Jillibean Soup-Sweet and Sour Soup- Raisins paper. the paper is double-sided and the back is all typerwirter keys. I thought that it looked a little like money when I made a flower out of it. The inside flower is striped. I stamped the saying on ecru paper. This can be found at:
The name of the set is I Am My Hair.
Until next time, I hope you have lots of Fund$ to support your papercrafts habit!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Notebook Give Thanks card

It is Thankful Thursday and how fitting that I start a bible study today!

Supplies for this card:

Kraft cardstock

Off-white cardstock

Turquoise Stamp pad

Various colored markers

A Jillian Vance Design Notebook set

A Jillian Vance Design Autumn Leaves set

Hole punch

I just loved this way this pumpkin looked a little like a sketch (If only I could draw like that). I stamped the notebook paper with Turquoise ink, cut it out, punched the holes out and stamped "Just a Note" and the Give Thanks bible verse in Brown. I colored the pumpkin in various colors and stamped it at the bottom. I mounted the page on Kraft cardstock. Inside I tore a part of another stamped notebook sheet and stamped the sentiment on that. This little notebook page is wonderful for scrapbook journalling, too. Both of these sets can be found at:

Look for my new designs each Monday in October!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.


Golden Witch


Welcome to Witchy Wednesday! For this little lady, I used Black cardstock, Hot Off the Press Hammered Gold paper, Stazon Black ink, and Adirondack Paint Dabber in Gold. I stamped the witch with the gold Paint Dabber,then added design with a gold pen, tore around the image and inked the edges with the Paint Dabber. I stamped "Wicked" with black Stazon ink. My favorite witch and Wicked are both from A Jillian Vance Design Witchy Poo set, witch can be purchased below. Ok, I know I spelled "which" wrong! LOL!

Until next time,


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Welcome to Freaky Friday! Here is what you will need for this card:

DCWV Indian Summer Fall Stack (for background)

Kraft Cardstock

Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix-Caged Bird (for birdcage)

Sizzix Originals-Bird, Crow
Black Chipboard (birdcage)

Radiant Rain-Egyptian Gold (to distress birdcage)

Black cardstock ( for the crow)

Red bead for eyeball

Stickles-Golden Rod ( for beak and claws)

A Jillian Vance Design Stamps-Spooky set

A Jillian Vance Design Pear Pin (on top of cage)

The last two items may be purchased from:

My friends all know how I like to incorporate birds in my cards and layouts. For this one, I went to the DARK SIDE!

Until next time,


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Black and Maize Halloween card

Hello, Friends!

I am sharing this card design with you. I used black and maize cardstock. I stamped the Witch from the Witchy Poo set, the bat and Happy Halloween from the Eye on Halloween set, the cat and large spider from the Spooky set, the little spiders from the God's Art set, and the mini stitch hanging from the large spider are from More Stitches. After stamping, I cut the tops of each piece at an angle and attached them to the front of the card. I inked the edges in red to help them stand out. On the inside, I stamped the sentiment on maize cardstock, left enough room for a signature, cut it out at an angle and attached it.

All these cute stamps used on this card can be found at:

I would love your comments! Until next time, have fun!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"God's Gift" card

The card is made with Kiwi cardstock. I stamped the corner piece on ecru paper using the babywipe technique. I used Ranger Olive and Terra Cotta Alcohol Inks and Gold and Silver Mixatives. I cut the corner out and inked the edges brown. I stamped the sentiments outside and inside with olive ink. The small leaf was stamped just like the corner and I made the bubble cap with the Epiphany Shape Studio Tool.
These and many more stamps can be found at:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cat Trio Witchy Wednesday tag


This is a tag that I designed for A Jillian Vance Design Team. I used Craft Cardstock and Black Linen textured paper by Canson. The Black cats and Brooms and "Free Broom Rides"are from A Jillian Vance Design Team Witchy Poo stamp set which can be purchased at
The ticket is a Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket. It is attached with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. I wrapped Black Licorice Divine Twine around the tag and used black fiber and black and white gingham 3/16 inch ribbon for the top. Divine Twine may also be purchased at the above web site.

I welcome all comments!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Spider card for Freaky Friday

Hi, friends! How do you like this little spider? For this I used ecru cardstock and black ink. All the Halloween stamps on this card are in the A Jillian Vance Design Spooky set and the top of the spider web is in the Swirly Monograms set both can be purchased here:
The spider is stamped and then made into a bubble with the Epiphany Shape Studio Tool with Round 25 bubble caps. I would love to have your comments on this card!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

One-Eyed Monster Card

I used A Jillian Vance Designs stamps to make this card. I absolutely love the "Eye on Halloween" set! You can find both sets that I used on this card and many more at

For this card, you will need:

A Jillian Vance Design "Eye on Halloween" set

A Jillian Vance Design " Spooky" set

Green, red, black, and ivory cardstock

Purple Honeycomb-textured cardstock

Cuttlebug Animal Prints Embossing folder

Sizzix Tim Holtz Rosette

Scallop Circle punch

Epiphany Shapes Studio Tool

Epiphany Bubble Caps Round 25

The eye and front saying are from A Jillian Vance Design " Eye on Halloween" set. I put the bubble on the eye with the Epiphany Tool and Bubble caps. The monster is made with a green rosette. Mouth and antenna are cut from a scalloped-circle punch. The purple background was embossed with Cuttlebug Animal Prints embossing folder. "eek!" and "Happy Hallow-scream" are from the A Jillian Vance design Spooky set. This little monster isn't too scary, do you think?

Check out these and other cards made by the design team at

New cards will be on the above blog on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays this month!

I would love to have you tell me what you think!

Until next time,


Sunday, August 28, 2011


Welcome to this Special Announcement from A Jillian Vance Design!!!

We are so proud of Jillian to have come up with this idea. She was in the pool one day and said “Mom, we need a whole collection that includes a stamp set, pink block and my new charms all for Breast Cancer Awareness, and then I can donate a portion of proceeds to Breast Cancer research! $3.00 from each set will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

And so it was born! ~ or twins were born!! She came up with not one but TWO sets!

We are thrilled to announce Jillian’s Exclusive Ink Pink Collection featuring her ALL NEW Stamp set “Pray for a Cure” which comes in either a Round Set or a Rectangle Set. (see photos below)

The Ink Pink Collection will include:

· Pray for the Cure Stamp Set in your choice of Round or Rectangle

· Pink Acrylic Stamp block in either 3x3 for the Round set or 3 x4 for the Rectangle set

· 5 Charming Jilly Charms, Breast Cancer themed, made of fine pewter right here in the USA!

· 5 A Jillian Vance Design Pear Pins to attach the Charms onto your projects.

· A sample of Rinkle Ribbon, vintage ribbon to wrinkle and crinkle, ½” wide and Made in the USA.

· Bonus for ordering online at, a FREE Vera Bradley Zip ID Case in Loves Me. While supplies last.

All this for only $38.95 plus shipping. over $55.00 value!!!

In addition to all the wonderful products in this collection, they coordinate with SpellbindersNestabilities!!!

The Round Set coordinates with:

Spellbinders Nestabilities

Beaded Circle S4-292

Classic Scalloped Circles S4-124

Standard Circles Small S4-116

The Rectangle Set coordinates with:

Spellbinders Nestabilities:

Large Labels S4-168

If you are a retailer and would like to stock our Ink Pink Collection in your store, we would LOVE that!!! Please email us at for more information and to place your pre-order.

We will be shipping the collections out in Mid-September or sooner as items become available.

Please feel free to promote this on your blogs! Use the link:

Thank you for your loyalty and May God Bless you richly,

Bunny and Jillian Vance




Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Grill and Candle Birthday Card for a Man

One of my favorite designs for a male card is this one.  I love craft cardstock for cards especially for men.  I used this for two men I know that turned the Big 5-0 this year.  I cut the grill from Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls with red cardstock.  I used a brick color of cardstock and ran it through my Sizzix Texture Fades in Brick to give it the real look of a brick patio.  "Grill Master",  "Where there is smoke, there are lots of candles!" and "Happy Birthday" are all from A Jillian Vance Design stamp set entitled " Celebrate Men".  (I like to think they appreciated the work put into it, even if they didn't appreciate what the verse inferred.)  Ha, Ha!   Got you aging guys!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stiches and Hems card

Hi, Friends!  This card is made from paper from Doodlebug Designs, Inc. Nifty Notions collection.  I cut the sewing machine out from the paper also.  I like that some of the double-sided paper is in plain colors that coordinate with the prints.  The stiches are stamped, along with the sentiments, from A Jillian Vance Designs stamps.  They are super versitile as you can see!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Beach chair card

This may be a little hard to make out in the picture but the front has been stamped with sunglasses, Life's a Beach and a fish.  The inside has a pop-up beach chair cut on my Vagabond with the Sizzix die.  The Blue on the front and the waves inside are from Colorbok Water Waves paper.  The flip-flops are K&Company stickers.  "Make a Splash" and all the stamps are from A Jillian Vance Design Make a Splash set.

Friday, August 12, 2011

New Scrapbook Page-My Dad and his tractor and tomatoes

I used the Cricut to cut the farmer, tractor and wheat from the Everday Paper Dolls. I used gold Stickles on the tops of the wheat. The printed paper is from Colorbok and is called Haystacks.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Jillian Vance Design Team Challange--County Fair--UR Tractor Card

With this card, I cut one tractor from Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls at 2 1/2" from green card stock and one from black cardstock. I cut the other four the same way at 3/4". I cut the wheels off of the black tractors and attached them to the tractors. Then I outlined the wheels on the large tractor with black Stickles. I added some bling to the tires with rhinestone brads. I placed "UR" stickers on the front of the tractor. All the tractors are mounted on a paper from Colorbok named " Haystacks". I mounted that on brown cardstock that I had distressed and inked the edges. The card is made with craft card stock. Inside I stamped "Outstanding in Your Field" from A Jillian Vance Design Down on the Farm set. This card would be a cute congratulations card for a child's accomplishment--such as a blue ribbon at the County Fair!

John Deere Card

Directions for this card:
I cheated a little on this card. I found the perfect die cut at Red Letter Journals. The tractor was already cut out for me. I added the gold brads to the wheels. I put a little
" Thank You" on gold cardstock. I used brown cardstock to mount the tractor and distressed the edges and inked them in chocolate brown. The card is made with craft card stock. Inside, You're a Deere" is stamped. This cute saying is from the Down on the Farm set of A Jillian Vance Designs stamps. I liked it because it is a good card for a male. Those are hard to find.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Love that witch!


This is another witch card I designed with Jillian Vance design stamps.  I just love the witch from the Witchy Poo set!  I made the card on craft cardstock.  I cut the moon out of bright gold cardstock.  I liked the looks of the bare tree from the God's Art set for Halloween.  I also added the cute little owl from that set.  Inside it is stamped with the verse: 

When witches go riding
and black cats are seen
The moon laughs and
whispers, tis Halloween.

That verse and many other adorable sayings are in the Witchy Poo set.

Until next time, happy scrappin',


Monday, August 1, 2011

Patchwork Halloween Card


I designed this card using Sizzix Texture Fades Patchwork Embossing folder on black cardstock.  I added dimension to it by inking it with a Radiant Rain Dauber in Egyption Gold.  I made the moon in gold cardstock and then dabbed it with the same color dauber.  I then stamped the witch with Jillian Vance Design stamp from the Witchy Poo set.  I put the front on a craft cardstock card and stamped the inside with "Flying by to say Hi".  I have to say that this is one of my favorite designs.  The "13" on the patchwork texture just seems to pop out when you actually see the card.

Please comment and let me know what you think.

This is a card I made using orange cardstock.  I stamped "Free Broom Rides" with Jillian's Witchy Poo set. I used my Vagabond to run a page Sizzix Little Sizzles Hantung Texture Pad, Assorted Metals and Tim Holtz Alteration Texture Fades "Playing Games set t/o make the ticket.  cut it out by hand.  Inside of the card I stamped "Witch you were Here"  also from Jillian's set.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Busy, Busy!


I know it has been a while since my last entry (which was also my first entry).  I have been busy card making and scrapbooking.  Last weekend I went to Amish country to a weekend crop with about 20 fellow scrappers.  I made a butterfly-shaped album that my friend Sumi gave me.  I also made lots of cards with Jillian's stamps.  I had so many ideas running through my head that I started to draw little pictures of the cards I wanted to design.  I took a card class on Monday and made a dozen cards.  Then yesterday I went to another all day crop at our church and finished covering two word albums (BASEBALL)  for my nephew, Brock. 

This week my project will be to sort through my scrapbook room and see if there is anything that I can bear to part with, for a Scrapbook Garage Sale that my friends are having this Friday and Saturday in Plain City.  As one friend put it, we will all be our own best customers!  Busy, Busy!  Good thing I am retired!

Until next time, Happy Scrappin'!

Monday, June 6, 2011

I am so excited!


I am really excited to be starting my own blog. I am not really very techy but this seems pretty self-explanatory. I will begin very soon to post some ideas on this site. I would like to show some of my pages and cards here for everyone to view.

Welcome to my new blog!


Just a few cards I made a while ago:

Location:Columbus, Ohio