Hello, How Have You Bean?

A Jillian Vance Design

Hello everyone, today I have a fun rainbow distressed hello card to share with you. I created it using INKboss INKpression Plate, stamp, die sets, sequins, and premium dye ink pads.

I am sharing more details and steps how to create this card at A Jillian Vance Design blog today. I hope you all can enjoy reading it. Thank You so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!

Growing In Unity Winners

Hello everyone…Today I have an announcement to share with you all! I have two winners randomly chose from all amazing commenters of all Growing In Unity blog posts from December 4th through December 8th


The winners are:

Shelly Kurth

Janet Ingraham

CONGRATULATIONS to both winners! I have sent both winners email and please check your mailbox. You have 2 weeks to claim the prizes.

Thank you so much for visiting me at my blog during that week. Your comments totally made my day and encouraged me a lot ☺️

May you all have a fabulous weekend! Happy Holidays!

Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop Comin Soon!

Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop

The Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is coming soon! This is one of the most amazing and fun blog hop and all cardmakers, papercrafters and DIYers are invited to join the party!

So…. Mark you calendar and be ready to link up with us!

When: Friday, March 24 – Friday, March 31

Time: 6 am pacific

THEME: Spring

USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

There will be lots of amazing Super Sponsors, Prizes and inspirations!!! More details will come soon! You can always visit Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog, follow them on Instagram (search for @coffee_crafts), and join the Coffee Loving Facebook Group for more inspirations and information.

See you all there!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

And this child’s name is Jesus. He is the gift given to us on Christmas Day. The Gift of love, joy and hope from God the Father.

Merry Christmas

At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant.

And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”

Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”

When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.” (Luke‬ ‭2:1-20‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Caring Hearts Card Drive 2016

Caring Hearts Card Drive 2016

This is the 7th year of the annual Caring Hearts Card Drive! This is an amazing card drive started by Vera Yates 7 years ago in honor of her mom’s request. She has a beautiful story and purpose behind it:

The holidays are about family, kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes would really feel the loneliness or missing their family. Wouldn’t it be so awesome if we can bring a smile to their face & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten. That someone still thinking of them.

Isn’t that a beautiful reason to create extra handmade Holiday cards and send them to the those who are staying at nursing homes during the Holidays?

If you are making Christmas cards, please make extra for this purpose. There are important details to check out and information at Vera’s blog.

And I hope you will be participating this year to bring cheers and joy to them.

THANK YOU so much for visiting today!

A Happy News…

Today I have a happy news to share with you all. I am so super excited that I am designing with the Cutting Cafe starting July!

The Cutting Cafe Designer
The Cutting Cafe is an online store where you can get cutting files and digital stamps. I adore their designs! Visit their blog for more inspirations, deals and giveaways.

Looking forward to share more projects with you all using The Cutting Cafe digital stamps and cutting files!

Thank You and have a blessed day!

June Flash Sale


News flash! During the month of June, we’re offering great deals on bundles of discounted Close To My Heart products every weekend!

Check back at my Close To My Heart website each Friday during June to find a new set of bundles. There will be lots to choose from at various discount levels and price points, but you’ll need to snatch them up quick, because they’re only available through the following Monday while supplies last!
Flash Sale bundles will be posted at 3:00 pm (MDT) each Friday and will be removed at 3:00 pm (MDT) the following Monday.

You can contact me at anytime for more detail!


Thank You so much for shopping with me. I appreciate your order and support. Have a wonderful day and be blessed!