Jeanne Jachna's Blog Posts

Jeanne here today!  Spring is in the air and my thoughts are turning to warmer weather and spending more time outdoors!   Easter is one of my favorite holidays for just that reason.  I love having a house full of people to share a good meal, but sometimes the kids get wrestles.  Easter is eggstraspecial because it’s usually the first get together of the year that we can step outdoors.

I made 6 cards to share today, all made with the Simple Stories Bunnies and Baskets Collection.  This is a 12” paper pack that includes a sheet of journaling cards, as well as a sheet of cardstock stickers.

The cut apart journaling cards make the perfect focal point for your cards.  Isn’t this bunny adorable?

The cardstock stickers are great for embellishing your cards.  The stickers are thicker than regular stickers.  To make them easier to work with I use my embossing buddy and powder the sticky adhesive backs.  This makes them easy to move around while I’m deciding for the perfect placement.   When I’m ready to adhere them I use liquid glue or adhesive foam squares to set them in place.

The cardstock sticker sheet even includes sentiment strips with sweet sayings.

I think the collection kit is a great value too!  All the elements are color coordinated and look at all the cards I make.  I still have an entire sheet of journaling cards and lots of paper to make more with!

There are 6 12 x12” double sided pattern papers in the pack.  I cut them down to 4x6 to make them more manageable for card making.   

I know your friends and family will appreciate the time you take to make a hand made card.  The beautiful papers and sweet images will announce the season and brighten their day!

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I’m a big pet lover! I’ve had a furry friend in my life as long as I can remember.  Being a card maker, and official photographer of the family means I’m responsible for documenting all of life’s special moments, including those with the family pet.

I’m always excited when a friend adds a new pet to the family.  Pets teach us so many things.. compassion, patience, and responsibility.

My furry friend is my constant companion.  She’s my protector (everyone has to get through her before they say hello to me),  my comfort  and joy (no one is ever happier to see me than her).  She keeps me in shape (making sure I walk her every day), and even saves me a few extra calories every meal (because the last bite of everything is hers).

The Simple Stories Life is Ruff 12” Collection Kit has everything you need to make all the cards I’ve shared today.  They’re perfect for celebrating a new family member, or thanking your vet or friend for keeping an eye on your fur baby while your away.

The collection kit includes sheets of journaling cards, as well as a sticker sheet with images and sentiments.   I usually dust the back of the stickers with baby powder (or powder from my embossing buddy) so they’re not so sticky.  This makes them easier to work with because I can move them if I stick them in the wrong place.  Later when I’m ready to commit I secure them with liquid glue.

Celebrate the special friend in your life (yes there is a collection for the kitties too.. Life is Purrfect!).

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I hope you’re having a great day! Today I’m sharing projects created with the Simple Stories Kissing Booth Collection.  You’re going to ADORE this collection.. it’s got romantic dramatic florals, pretty plaids and polka dots, and flirty hearts and kisses!

You'll find die cut Bits and Pieces, 6x12" Chipboard and stickers that make creating with the collection a breeze.

I like to use the 3x4 journalling cards as a focal point for my cards.  They’re quick and fun to embellish and the possibilities are endless!

The Collection Kit includes a sticker sheet.  I sprinkle them with powder to remove the adhesive backing and then add adhesive foam tape so I can add dimension to my creations.   If I later decide I want to adhere them flat I use liquid adhesive.

This collection is sure to make your Valentine’s Day cards, gifts, décor and page layouts a treat!

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