Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SSCB#35 - Summer's Last Hurrah!

We're at the half way point of the latest Serendipity Stamps Challenge.  This month our theme is Summer's Last Hurrah - a celebration of all things Summer .. think Vacation, Childhood, Flowers, and good times!  You still have two weeks to play!  You just might win $20 off your next order while you're at it.   Everyone is always a winner at Serendipity. This week's special is free shipping on all continental orders of $15 and up through September 24.


Mary always gives the DT an extra challenge to keep us on our toes.  This time she asked us to provide a personal photo of our own and explain how it inspired our card.  

Every time I see this stamp of the three dresses I have to stop and think of my sisters.  I'm one of three girls (can you guess which one is me?)  Yep!  I'm the middle girl. Wow!  I've had bangs a very long time now haven't I?  LOL!!!   I asked my mom to let me copy this photo over the weekend.  Usually my mom would color code things for the three of us - like tooth brushes, hair accessories and just about everything else so there were never any arguments about who something belonged to.   I was surprised to see us wearing different colors in this photo - really not how I remember things.  It is possible that the dresses did belong to my older sister first (a better explanation for the pink on two of us).  So this card of the three dresses is all about the three sisters to me. 


Want to know more about the photo?   It was taken at my Grandparents house circa 1968. Well the big cabinet behind us?  Yep!  That was a TV - and it was a COLOR TV (how unusual haha!!)  The little doors would roll back into the cabinet to reveal the TV.  And those ballerina paintings in the background?   My Grandmother used to love to paint by numbers - and she painted those.    My dad still loves to paint by numbers and I have a few of his masterpieces in my home as well.
Do I have you curious about the rest of the team now?  Here's your chance to find out just a little bit more about us. 

We have a special guest this month too - Bridget Findlay

Thanks for visiting with me today - for my walk down Memory Lane.    Maybe I'll fast forward to the 1980's and share some big hair and my love affair with new wave / punk music.  Talk about a contrast!  LOL!










Supplies:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps 
Dies:  Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders One, Spellbinder Nested Pennants
Pattern Paper:  Best of Dear Lizzy 8 1/2 x 11"   American Crafts
Ink:  Copic, Memento Tuxedo Black, Rosebud
Twinery Twine Pink Sorbet
Paper Roses Iamroses.com
Button
Ultra Fine Glitter Martha Stewart

Pretty Little Studio - Day 3

I'm the guest designer for Pretty Little Studio this month!  I'm posting projects for three days (September 15-17) so this is day three.  Well did you check out Pretty Little Studio yet? Well what are you waiting for?   There's lots of beautiful products here including vintage images and pretty paper.  Everything is perfectly coordinated and ready to assemble!  I love that you can even mix and match between collections seamlessly.    They even have a new Halloween collection called "Trick or Treat". 


Here's a peek at my projects for today!  This time we are taking a fall walk through the woods with the Nature Walk collection. These images remind me of storybook illustrations from my childhood and bring back that sentimental feeling when I'm looking at the images  



Just click here to see more!  I hope you'll stop by for a visit! 

Dont forget to leave me a comment on yesterdays Pretty Little Studio post.  There is a great prize up for grabs - 5 packages of goodies.  Click here to jump to yesterday's post or scroll down.  You wont want to miss these goodies!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pretty Little Studio - Day Two

I'm the guest designer for Pretty Little Studio this month!  I'm posting projects for three days (September 15-17) so this is day two for me.  I'm smitten with the vintage images and pretty paper the Pretty Little Studio has.  Everything is perfectly coordinated and ready to assemble!  

Here's a peek at my projects for today!  We're taking a summer vacation - well in my head anyway.  I've got a day at the beach planned, and a beautiful green field of daisies.  I hope you'll stop by for a visit! 


If you want to see more just click here!!

OH YES!! Please leave me a comment here on this post - I'm giving away a prize - some goodies from Pretty Little Studio.  You have until 9-22 to leave a comment.   Click on the links below to see some of these fabulous goodies!!!

Flair Buttons - One Package Your Choice 
Journaling Cards - One Package Your Choice  
Bingo Cards - One Package Your Choice  
Confetti Mix - One Package Your Choice 
Shipping Tags - One Package Your Choice 


Monday, September 15, 2014

Pretty Little Studio - Guestie

Hi folks!  I'm so happy to share that I'm the guest designer this month at Pretty Little Studio. If you haven't heard of them you need to check them out.  They have seriously beautiful paper collections with all the trimmings - vintage die cuts, journaling cards, and so much more - all perfectly coordinated!  I'll be posting there for the next three days. 

Today my projects feature some of their vintage die cuts. These cards were really easy to assemble because everything  matched beautifully and there was practically no stamping involved!  (Just the sentiments!)

  Here's a sneak peek of what I made for today.

Click here to see more!!  If you are a little curious about me you have another reason to stop by!  They asked me lots of questions and you'll find some "fun facts" about Jeanne Jachna there!  LOL!!

CardMaker - Jeanne's Card Making Tips

I'm posting today on the CardMaker blog!  I was asked to share some of my card making tips.  Sounds interesting doesn't it?  Here's a peek at a card I made for the post.

If you want to see more just click here!!