Saturday, August 27, 2016

Pretty Little Studio Provence Rose

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a great day! I have a soft and feminine card to share with you today. It features the Province Rose 1 die cut from Pretty Little Studio. Isn't it a beauty? I love that it's die cut and ready to go so making cards and layouts is super easy!
I started with a panel of papers from the Woodland Collection. Woodland is a collection inspired by nature - think dandelion seeds drifting in the wind, wood grain neutrals, flowers and bold stripes. I always add a little solid card stock to break up patterns so they don't disappear into each other.  The Stitched Scallop Border is from Pretty Pink Posh.
I added a sentiment on a Woodland Cloverleaf Label. The labels come on a sheet of 16 in assorted colors. They're great for adding sentiments - the alphabet and word stickers fit on them perfectly. I stamped my sentiment, but you could just as easily hand write one.
The collection features lots of Monarch Butterflies in different colors that compliment the papers like this one on a Flair from the Chipmunk set.
The Province Rose is attached with adhesive foam tape to add dimension. I layered it on a 4" Cambridge Doily. The 4" is perfect for A2 size cards (4.25 x 5.5").
The finishing touch was a sprinkle of sequins  from Pretty Pink Posh - only a few to add some sparkle and shine like morning dew in the garden.
Have a great day! And remember to stop and smell the roses!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5”
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Woodland Collection
Die | Provence Rose
Doily | 4” Cambridge
Cut Apart Label | Clover Leaf
Flair | Chipmunk
Stamp | Sugar Pea Designs Feeling Sentimental
Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders and Clear Sequins

Friday, August 26, 2016

Tupelo Designs | Crafty Friends

Thanks for stopping by!  I have some happy news to share today!  I'm joining the Design Team at Tupelo Designs!  I know what you're thinking.. I'm already on lots of design teams... right?   I think you know by now that I'm totally ADDICTED to paper crafts - cardmaking is my OBSESSION!  I LOVE every team I work with.  I couldn't use the brands I work with or recommend them to you if I didn't.  The thing is that I LOVE so many things I see.  I honestly couldn't afford to purchase all the products I LOVE.  Design Teams afford me the ability to work with products I love and help defer the cost of my crafty budget.  So many wonderful things so little time. Sigh...

That's what makes this team even better.  Tupelo Designs is a store that carries so many of the brands that I love.   Like Avery Elle, WPlus9, Concord & 9th, Waffle Flower and so many more!!  I found Tupelo Designs when I went looking for those Clarity Brushes that are all the rage.  My "regular" store was out of stock - but Tupelo had them - and they had free shipping too!  So I thought I would give them a try.  My package arrived in beautiful condition - like a gift just for me.  They even had a little freebee inside - a package of wood buttons (do these folks know me or what?)  So when I saw the design team call I thought I'd give it a go. 
I made this card with Concord & 9th "You're My Person" set.  I stamped the image in brown ink to give it a softer look, and then colored it with copic markers.  This stamp has lots of open space so I added a very light shade of each color around the outside of each image.  So for example.. the yellow flowers have a very light yellow outline around the outside, the green leaves have a green outline etc.
I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Ink, - it's crisp and clean and great for detailed images.  I trimmed them by hand and adhered them over the floral bouquet.   I love this sentiment - perfect for all my crafty friends.  
The stamp set has some solid images so you can stamp them on the outline design instead of coloring it if you like.  I used these images to create a watermark look by stamping them in a soft pink randomly around the page.  The finishing touch was adding a  few gems to the flower centers to add some sparkle and shine!
If you haven't discovered Tupelo Designs yet I hope you'll give them a try - they ship most orders within 24 hours and shipping on orders $50 and up is always free.

Finished Size 4.25  x 5.5"
Stamps | Concord & 9th You're My Person
Dies | Avery Elle Scalloped Frames
Ink | Memento Tuxedo Black, Angel Pink, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers

Leaping Lions!

Leaping Lions! Are you subscribed to the Reverse Confetti Newsletter? No? Well let me give you a little temptation!

I made this for the Inspiration Station. We select something that inspires us.. could be anything.. food, something in the aisle of the local department store, a display you saw somewhere, nature, a phrase, a song etc.

If you want to know what inspired me, and see the whole project the only place you can get it is in the Reverse Confetti Newsletter. you can sign up here on the Reverse Confetti Store Site.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Leaping Lions
Dies | Reverse Confetti Leaping Lions, Sunburst Cover Panel

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Poppystamps & Birch Press Design Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by! Today the Poppystamps design team is having a joint blog hop with Birch Press Design featuring products from both companies! . Dave Brethauer is the creator of Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Design. The Birch Press dies are innovative and unique. There are several different designs that feature three separate layers that make the dies STACKABLE. You can use any one of the layers by itself or adhere them together for a unique and elegant look.
If you're hopping along with us today you should have reached me from Irena Kowalczyk's blog. If you'd like to start from the beginning you can get all the details here at the Poppystamps Blog.
You can make a beautiful background by using only one of the layers, but when you start stacking you get a beautiful intricate panel that looks like lace.   This is the Sevilla set.  Imagine the possibilities, mixing and matching colors.  
For my focal point I watercolored a panel with Peerless Watercolors (you can find these at Birch Press too).  I made a simple frame by cutting the Memory Box Open Studio Stitched Oval Layers to top the watercolor panel. 
Then I added a the Poppystamps Straw Flower die cut and the Decor Celebrate word die to the framed watercolor panel.   I double cut the word die from gold and white to add some shine.  Some gold enamel dots compliment the gold die cut.

Want to see more beautiful designs featuring Poppystamps and the new Birch Press Designs background dies? Your next stop on this hop is Jinny Newlin! But before you go... LEAVE A COMMENT. One comment will be selected at random from all the blogs on this hop to receive a $25 gift certificate from Birch Press Design! 

We want you to know we think you're all winners - so we're offering FREE SHIPPING (USA only) on all die orders from Birch Press Design. What a great time to try out these new dies! You can see all the layered dies here. is having a special sale for you too! You can also enter the code "FRESH" at Poppystamps for an additional 20% items already on sale (go to the SUMMER SALE page to see the great deals)! Click here to go shopping! As a bonus, free shipping on poppystamps orders from August 23 through Aug 28!

Jeanne Jachna  (That's Me!)

Good Luck and Happy Hopping!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Poppystamps Blooming Strawflower, Decor Celebrate | Birch Press Design Sevilla Layers A B and C, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers 
Peerless Watercolors

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pretty Little Studio | Sunny Days

Hi Jeanne here today and I'm celebrating Sunny Days! That's what we love about summer isn't it? This card is full of bright yellow color that will be like sending sunshine through the mail! I think it would make a great "pick me up" for someone who's feeling down - sunny days ahead!
I started with a base of papers from the Sand Castle Collection! If you love Summer then Sand Castle is the collection for you! It captures sunny skies, butterfly wings, and lazy days at the beach.
The sweetheart holding the flower is called Daisy of course! She's holding a daisy and her dress is covered with them! I've got her layered on a Cambridge 4" doily. The lace adds to her feminine appeal!
I stamped a sentiment on a Sunset Beach Note Flag. These are die cut and ready to work with and perfectly match the colors in the Sand Castle Collection. A sunny yellow flair and a sprinkle of confetti from Baby Jack and Baby Claire mixes add some shine.
I hope you're having a great day and that the sun is shining wherever you are!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5”
Die Cut | Daisy
Paper | Sandcastle 6”
Cambridge 4” Doily
Flair | Sandcastle
Note Flag | Sunset Beach
Confetti | Baby Claire & Jack
Twinery Buttercream Twine
Stamp | Sugar Pea Designs | Feeling Sentimental