Jeanne Jachna's Blog Posts

Do you love Halloween?  If yes then you’re going to LOVE the spooky sweet goodness of the Simple Vintage Halloween Collection.  It captures images from days gone by that  that are still endearing today.

I love the mix of classic images like the little witch and kitties next to elements of the  modern plaid and hearts.

I had so much fun making cards that I got a little carried away making 6!   I like to keep sheets of clear plastic the same size as my card base handy.  I arrange different elements from the Bits and Pieces and Chipboard Stickers on them.  It’s easy to pick up the clear sheet and layer it over the pattern paper to help me decide which ones to use.

After I get a card assembled I add embellishments like washi, stars, dots and sequins.

There’s lots of great stickers on the sheet that comes with the collection kit, like this file tab that says “October”! The journaling cards you’ll find on the reverse of some of the pattern paper sheets make great focal points for your cards too.  The one on my card had a label printed on it ready for the Trick or Treat sentiment from the Chipboard sticker sheet.

I used a circular die cut spider web from the Bits and Pieces pack as a full moon over the chipboard haunted house.

I just know you're going to love making everything from cards and layouts to bags for treats with this collection. It's spooky good!


Oh happy day!  If you have a dreamer in your life (or maybe you are one too?) you are going to love the new Dream Big Collection from Simple Stories.  It’s filled with rainbows unicorns, fairies, mermaids and so much more!

Simple Stories has pulled out all the stops so there’s lots and lots to play with.  Printed and die cut Bits and Pieces, thick Chipboard Stickers, and pattern papers that will make you sigh with contentment! 

The papers are easy to mix and match because they’re perfectly coordinated.  You can find inspirational sentiments on the sticker sheet that’s included in the Collection Kit paper pack. I adore the colorful round sparkles that make great accents for all the images… fairy dust  for the pixies or bubbles for the mermaid.

I think this collection is so much fun ! I know it’s going to delight the young ladies in my life, but I know a few grown ups that would be just as happy to receive one of these cards!  Who doesn’t love to shine?

With this collection anything is possible.. ride a unicorn, fly with faeries, and make some magic with a mermaid.


Is there a rough and tumble Lil’ Dude in your life?  Then you need to check out the newest collection from Simple Stories called Lil’Dude!   It’s got all things boy.. think dinosaurs, robots, puppy dogs, and race cars!

The collection includes everything you need for cards, layouts and so much more including pattern paper, stickers, cardstock stickers, journaling card “elements” and die cut “bits and pieces”.

I love the bright bold rainbow colors with contrasting accents of black and pastel sky blue.   The reverse side of some of the card stock sheets have journaling cards too.  I used this one with the “Lil’Dude” sentiment as the focal point on my card.

What a fun way to tell you’re little guy that you think he’s awesome!   The chipboard sticker robot is totally rad!  No adhesive foam tape for this guy – the chipboard is thick enough to add dimension without it. 

The kiddos grow up fast so you better gobble up this collection while you can!