Jeanne Jachna's Blog Posts

This has to be one of the busiest times of the year!  We’re reuniting with friends and family.  The kids are off school, or coming home from college, and we’re running in all different directions.  There’s dinners to plan, and gifts to buy!. 

As the days start counting down to 2018 I’m filled with thoughts of how I can make this year better than the last. It’s time to reflect on accomplishments and failures of 2017.     Most of all, in 2018, I want to appreciate each moment and to live in the “now”.  I want to show appreciation for the ones I love EVERY day, and try to make a small difference to those I can help WHENEVER I can.

 
If you’If you feel the same way I think you’ll love the new Simple Stories 2018 Collection.  The 12” Collection Kit contains everything you need to make memorable cards and layouts to celebrate the coming year.  The messages are inspirational and encouraging!

The collection is a classy mix of black and white with a touch of gold.  It’s got images of clocks, balloons, fireworks and champagne flutes.  It’s a party in a package!
 

It’s a new year – a new beginning – and what you do with it is completely up to you!   Wishing you peace and love and a 2018 filled with memories to last forever!

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Are you making your own Christmas cards to send to friends and family this year?  It a great way to send a one of a kind card that will be treasured!  It’s even more fun if you make it a family project and get the kids involved!  The Simple Stories Oh What Fun! Collection Kit has everything you need to make lots of beautiful cards with paper to spare for some gift tags too! 

The 12 x 12” pack includes pattern paper in traditional red and green with a pop of aqua blue to keep it fresh.  Some of the sheets in the collection have cut apart journaling cards on their reverse side perfect for cards and documenting/scrapbooking.   

The pack even includes a 12”  sticker sheet loaded with sentiments and images to use as focal points on your projects This card has a pattern paper background embellished with stickers from the combo sheet.

You’ll find the perfect image for everyone on your list.  The pack includes poinsettias, holly, ornaments, presents, and even a cute Santa Claus!

Don’t forget to send one to everyone on your “nice” list!


 

The Simple Stories Oh What Fun! Collection is a great investment with lots of possibilities!  It’s sure to make the season bright!

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If you’re a card maker like me, it’s never too early to get started on your holiday cards.   There’s so much going around during the holidays that you’ll be glad they’re made and ready to send.  With not one, but three new holiday collections at Simple Stories you’re sure to find one that speaks to you!

 

Today I’m playing with the Very Merry Collection!  It’s a traditional mix of reds and greens with a fresh look.  You’ll find candy stripes and plaids, and polka dots that look like snowfall!

You’ll also find a sleigh-full of accessories in this collection!  There are chipboard stickers, rolls of washi tape, “Bits and Pieces” die cuts, and stickers that make your paper crafting a breeze.  All the images are printed and die cut ready to work with!

The flowers on my design are chipboard stickers, they add dimension and texture.  Other elements like the December calendar, snowflake, and postcard are from the Bits and Pieces Pack.  The sentiments are both stickers  (Hey Santa – Combo Sticker / Let Your Heart Be Light 4x6” Sticker pack).

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My second card is fun and whimsical!  Who doesn’t love Santa?   When my kids were little they used to call him “Ho Ho”!  This is for all of us young at heart.

I love the vintage Santa reminiscent of images from my childhood – his kind face and rosy cheeks are perfect!

There are so many different elements to choose from in this collection!  I had lots of fun looking through the pieces.  I chose pieces that I associate with Santa like the arrow pointing the way to the North Pole, and the Jolly Bingo Card.

Just about every embellishment on this card is from the Bits and Pieces pack.  The only exception is Ho Ho.. I mean Santa LOL!  – he’s a chipboard sticker.

I know you’re going to love making everything you need for the holidays with this collection.. cards, tags, place cards and so much more! 

The Very Merry Collection is just that!  Everything to make spirits bright!

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