Jeanne Jachna's Blog Posts

There are so many beautiful new collections available at Simple Stories that the hardest part is deciding which one to work with. With Mother's Day just around the corner I couldn't resist reaching for the Mama Llama Collection!

This collection is a mix of pastels - think blue, green, pink and yellow with accents in chocolate thrown in for drama! The images include llamas (of course) with flowers and hearts for Mom, streamers and banners to celebrate her, and some Southwestern accents to set the scene. 

The 12" collection pack has everything you need to make lots of pretty cards! There are a few sheets of journaling cards to cut out and use as the focal point of your design as well as a sticker sheet for embellishments.  

I cut some of the images with a circle die cut, but a punch would work just as well. I powder the back of the stickers to release the adhesive, and then attach them with foam tape to add dimension. 

The sticker sheet has lots of cute sentiments like "I love my mama" and "save the drama for your mama". These cute llamas and whimsical sentiments are sure to make you smile.

What a fun way to thank Mom for all she does and let her know you appreciate all the good things about yourself that you got it from her!   



Are you ready for an adventure?  Who doesn’t love a get away?  Whether you’ve caught the travel bug and want to document your escape, or you want to encourage someone who’s taking that first bold step in a new direction, you’re going to love the new Simple Stories Travel Notes Collection!

My son recently graduated college and I keep reminding him that this is the best time in his life to travel.  He’s young and curious, and more importantly – he can travel light.  There’s no children or pets, mortgages or car payments!

My daughter just found her “career” job and moved 6 hours from home.  She’s traveling at least three weekends a month for work and right now she loves it.  She’s excited to meet new people and see different places.

My husband and I are in the road trip stage of life.  We’re ok jumping in the car and stopping wherever an interesting bill board takes us and getting to know each other all over again.

The Travel Notes Collection is ready for you wherever life is taking you!

All cards finished Size 4.25 x 5.5”


Hi!  Jeanne here today and I’m excited to share some projects made with the Simple Stories I AM COLLECTION.  This heartening collection is filled with positive messages sure to lift your spirits and inspire.

The images are feminine and romantic – think  hand painted florals and  butterflies! 

The collection includes die cuts (Bits & Pieces), chipboard, stickers and even washi to make each project a coordinated work of art.

This is a GORGEOUS collection of pink, teal, yellow and some midnight black thrown in for drama – the contrast between patterns is simply stunning!

You’ll love mixing and matching the patterns that are designed to coordinate perfectly with all the other elements in the collection.

We all need a little pick me up every once in a while – what a beauful way to encourage and to let someone know they’re on your mind, and that you believe in them!