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Hi!  It’s Jeanne here today!  I’ll let you in on a secret… Halloween is my favorite holiday!  I love the bright colors .. I mean orange and purple?  YES!  I’m there!  It’s a time of year when the ordinary  is transformed into the extra ordinary and you can become anyone or anything your mind can conjure.  Pumpkins come alive with jack o lantern faces and a simple cape can transform you into a super hero.

The new Say Cheese Halloween is all of these things rolled into a paper collection.  The collection includes bright papers in stripes and dots, bits and pieces printed die cuts of pumpkins, skulls, bats and haunted houses.

What makes this collection twice the fun is the Say Cheese element of the most magical place on earth!

All the collection elements are perfectly coordinated and would make a great addition to your Say Cheese journaling albums!  I love the die cut  Kids Bits and Pieces for making scenes.

This cute little witch is dancing around a cauldron of green punch for the party.  A string of decorative garland hangs over her head.

This little girl is waling through the “cemetery”, a front yard decorated with punny head stones.  The grassy hills are made from cut waves of colorful pattern paper.

ARRGHHH!  Ahoy matey!   Two pirates are trick or treating under a full moon as bats swoop across the night sky.

This cool dude with the shades is outside a haunted house.  The wrought iron fence is covered with warning signs of spooky things ahead.

EIGHT CARDS!  I told you I love Halloween!  You’ll have loads of fun making cards, and documenting your favorite spooky memories with this amazing collection!

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Jeanne here today and I’m taking you sea side with the new Simple Stories Crusin’ Collection!   I’ve got SIX cards to share to day so let’s get started!

Crusin’ is a compilation of nautical images, papers in navy, aqua, yellow and red.  The paper prints include stars, stripes, dots and plaid.   There are coordinating enamel dots, stickers, chipboard, die cut images and even a three pack of washi tapes so creating a SNAP! 

The Simple Basics Kit contains coordinating solid card stock sheets perfect for adding layers, borders or accents to your designs.

The nautical sentiments and images make perfect cards for friends and family headed out on a cruise, or seaside vacation.    I just love the images that bring back memories of good times at the beach,  going crabbing, or sailing with my son.   I can almost smell the ocean breeze and feel the sun on my face.

I love to make scenes with mixed pattern paper.  Hand cut curvy waves turn into backgrounds of sea or sand.   The Bits and Pieces and 6x12 Chipboard images are perfect for making scenes or grouping for collage style cards.

There’s loads of sentiments to choose from.  You’ll find them in the Bits and Pieces, Chipboard Stickers as well as the 4x6 stickers and the 12” Combo Sticker you’ll find in the collection kit.

These cards are perfect for all the sea loving people in your life.  The nautical theme appeals to the guys and the gals, and the images will bring a smile to your face.

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I confess that I’ve always had a hard time making Sympathy and Miss You cards.  It’s never easy saying good bye  or  expressing myself  when I just can’t seem to find the right words to say.

The Simple Stories new HEART Collection allows me to convey my feelings without having to search for the right words.   The journaling cards in the collection are beautifully worded, and heartfelt.

The papers in the collection are contemporary -  yellow, teal and navy, with plaids, stripes, florals, hearts and dots that are fresh and classic at the same time.

The Simple Basics Kit includes solid 12” cardstock sheets perfectly coordinated with the pattern papers.  They’re perfect for layering and mixing with the pattern papers.

I used die cut bits and pieces and chipboard stickers to embellish the journaling cards that take center stage on each of my cards.  I added sentiments from the 4x6 sticker sheets to look like journaling.

I know these handmade cards will convey my heartfelt thoughts and let the recipient know how much I care.

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