Saturday, May 5, 2012

Jillian and Friends Blog Bash

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

To celebrate the day, I am playing along with all of the terrific ladies over at the A Jillian Vance Design blog in their Jillian and Friends Blog Bash. I guess that makes me a friend. If you aren't familiar with this company, I invite you to check them out. Everything about AJVD is fabulous, from the fantastic designs made from the highest quality of materials to the really great customer service. Their online store is easy to navigate and the turn-around-time from the moment you hit the 'confirm order' button to the time the mailman brings you your happy mail is incredibly fast.

This has been a crazy week for me so I ended up creating a CAS card. I must admit I really like how it turned out. The border along the bottom of the card is the Quatrefoil Background. I stamped it, matted it on a black panel, wrapped a red ribbon around it and adhered it to the card base using foam adhesive. The sentiment is from a little set that AJVD included in one of my orders (what was I saying about customer service?) and was stamped using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink. I added a little bling and the card was done. Simple yet elegant.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoy the bash. It's been an honor to play along with these very talented ladies, who have all used fantastic A Jillian Vance Design products. If you have been following along in order, your next stop will be at Rhonda's blog. I know you are going to love what she created!

Once you complete the Blog Bash, please go back to the A Jillian Vance Design blog, become a follower and leave a comment on what you thought of the bash. Please make sure you leave some love on everyone's blog. Two lucky winners will be selected, each of which will receive a $5 Gift Certificate off of anything in the AJVD store.

A Jillian Vance Design
Jillian Vance
Ruby Aleman
Jennifer Palmer
Bunny Vance
Tina Keller
Allie Gower
Margie Higuchi
Denise Speigle
Misty Christensen
Melinda Gleissner (that's me)
Rhonda Van Ginkel
Annette Witherspoon
A Jillian Vance Design

Have a crafty day!


  1. One of my favorite stamps from AJVD! Love your CAS card - it's beautiful! Great take on her signature colors too. TFS :)

  2. THIS IS SO PRETTY!!! I love how simple yet elegant it is. I also love the bling! Thanks for hopping with us!

  3. Very cute simple thank you card...nice job !

  4. Loving this card! Very simple and elegant! Love it! Great Job!

  5. Beautiful CAS Card!! Really glad I got to participate in this hop with you!

    Many Blessings,

  6. Ok this is my favorite ever stamp from AJVD and I just love how you've used it so elegantly!

    You've inspired me to try a CAS card next time!!! So much fun to be a part of this hop with you!~

  7. Beautiful card. So simple and very elegant. Jillian's stamps were perfect!

    The Happy Card Encouragement Factory

  8. So classy. Love the colors...your use of white is great!

  9. Wow, Melinda!! Your card is so gorgeous!! I love the quatrefoil in black and white with the red ribbon over it and the little gems surrounding the sentiment are the perfect touch!! The look really nice on the card (but not in your nose. LOL!)

  10. so pretty and simple but love it! :) love the stamps...TFS :)

  11. Simple and pretty card, TFS .