Jeanne Jachna's Blog Posts

Hi friends!  It’s Jeanne here today!  And I’m so excited to share EIGHT Halloween cards made with the Simple Stories Happy Haunting Collection!

This beautiful colors of this collection include the traditional orange and black you associate with Halloween, with the unexpected addition of PINK!  This gives this collection a fresh look with a sweet twist.

The collection has so many beautiful prints too.. plaid, gingham, zig zag stripes, colorful dots, starry skies and florals too!

The chipboard stickers are great for adding dimension to your projects.  I cut the garland included on the sheet in two pieces to embellish this card.

The 3x4” pocket/journaling cards printed on a 12” paper in the collection kit are perfect for  layering over pattern paper and embellishing.

You’ll also find Icon Bits and Pieces that are great for making scenes and embellishing, as well as Journaling Bits and Pieces that are great for adding hand written sentiments and documenting your journaling pages.   Some of these die cut pieces include printed sentiments like the speech bubble on this card.

I like to arrange the bits and pieces and chipboard stickers on a piece of clear plastic the same size as my card base before I commit and adhere them in place. 

I powder the back of stickers from the Collection Kit Sticker sheet so I can arrange them without them sticking to other elements.  I adhere them with liquid glue when I decide where to place them.

You’ll have lots of fun making with this collection and your card recipients will be delighted with your one of a kind creations!


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!


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.