Monday, July 15, 2019

Jillibean Soup - Spoonful of Soul

I love to make cards! I like to send them for just about any occasion. It doesn’t matter if it’s a holiday or a thank you, I want folks to know that they’re on my mind.  Today I'm sharing 7 cards made with the Jillibean Soup Spoonful of Soul Collection.

Making cards couldn’t be easier than with the Jillibean Soup Collection Packs. The pack comes complete with pattern papers, Pea Pod Parts die cuts, stickers and a set of washi sheets. Everything is coordinated so you know your projects are going to look great.
I usually start by cutting the 12” papers down to 6”. I lay them all out on my desk – half face up and half exposing the print on the reverse side of each sheet. There’s lots of beautiful patterns - a feast for the eyes!
I arrange the elements for my card front on a piece of clear plastic the same size as my card front. I can pick up the layout and place it on different pattern papers to see what I like best before committing and adhering them in place. I like that I can pick up my whole layout at one time instead of one piece at a time.
There is a sheet of journaling cards in the pack called “Bite Size Bits”. These are great for focal points on your cards or for journaling.
Its fun to mix and match the papers and make scenes too. I hand cut waves for hills of rolling grass, and the horizon is a rainbow of stripes. Heart shaped rain is falling from the sky on the pretty flowers… because no rain, no flowers.
There are lots of sentiments, flowers, hearts, birds and even juicy lemons to play with. I adhere the Bits and Pieces die cut images with adhesive foam tape to add dimension and bring the designs to life.
The Spoonful of Soul collection is sunshine on paper and sure to make your heart happy! 


All Cards Finished Size 4.25 x5.5”
Jillibean Soup Spoonful of Soul Collection Pack, Peapod Parts


Spoonful of Soul Peapod Parts
Spoonful of Soul Peapod Parts
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JBS | SBC | SSS
Spoonful of Soul Collection
Spoonful of Soul Collection
Shop at:
JBS | SBC | SSS

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Pretty Little Studio - Embrace Life

Thanks for stopping by! Today I'm sharing a card made with the new Pretty Little Studio Document Life Collection! This collection is full of bright colors and office inspired elements like file tabs, labels, graph paper, and weekly agendas.
My card starts with a background of Wheely Fun pattern paper. I trimmed an 8" sheet to fit my card front so all the triangles come together in the center under the sentiment. 
A 6x4" Highlights journaling card is the focal point of the card. I trimmed it to expose as much of the colorful background paper as possible. The cropped sentiment is attached with adhesive foam tape. I make my own sheets with craft foam and double sided adhesive. 
I'm smitten with the new clear Stitches Stickers. They're great for adding accents to all your projects. I love that they are clear so you can see the pattern paper peeking through. 
The message on this card is perfect for my daughter, who recently moved and is living out of boxes at the moment. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball, but it's good to remember it's temporary.



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Paper | Document Life Collection - Wheely Fun
Journaling Card | Highlights
Cut Aparts | Just Because Word Flags
Tabs | Jazzy
Stickers | Stitches Clear | Notable Words - White
Sequins | Golden

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Sugar Pea Designs Sweet 2 Repeat Insta Hop

It’s a Sweet 2 Repeat GIVEAWAY from SugarPea Designs! We love our new Summer Product Release so much that we wanted to celebrate it again with an Instagram Hop! We have loads of crafty inspiration for you today and there are TWO $25 SugarPea Designs Gift Certificates up for grabs!

Click here to enter the instagram contest starting on my page @jeannejachna

Now for the legal stuff: This #giveaway is open to everyone. This giveaway is not sponsored or associated with Instagram. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram/Facebook of responsibility, and agree to their terms of use.

My favorite set from this release is the Hey Summer stamp set! I smile every time I see this cute bear waving! There are lots of accessories in this set so you'll be using this long after summer is over. The swimming trunks are totally optional! I love how his arm is die cut so you can tuck things in his hand. 
To create this scene I used the Card Front Element Builder die. I cut the sand with the hill border die and adhered it to a piece of blue card stock. Next I cut the assembled pieces with the stitched scallop rectangle. I layered that over a white panel that I die cut with the stitched 4.25 x 5.5" die in the set. 
The sun and clouds are from Whatever the Weather. I love all the stitching and how well they look together. 
It looks like a beautiful day! Make sure you check out the instagram hop to enter to win one of two $25 gift certificates for the Sugar Pea Designs store!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Sugar Pea Designs Hey Summer
Dies | Sugar Pea Designs Hey Summer, Card Front Element Builder, Whatever The Weather

Hey Summer
Hey Summer

SPD | SSS
Hey Summer SC
Hey Summer SC

SPD | SSS
Card Front Element Builder
Card Front Element Builder

SPD | SSS
Whatever The Weather
Whatever The Weather

SPD
Copic Markers
Copic Markers

DB
Copic Refills
Copic Refills

DB
Momento Tuxedo Black
Momento Tuxedo Black

SSS

Monkey Around - One Layout Two Looks

I love making cards for friends and family, but my favorite cards to make are for the kiddos. I can use lots of bright happy colors and the sillier the better. Seeing the delight on their faces is absolutely contagious. 
I'm playing with the silly monkeys from Party Animals. They're headed to the party with lots of balloons! One is hanging on the back of the other sharing a ride.
I layered the Split Circle Cover Panel over card stock I inked with a rainbow of distress ink. A Stitched Note Frame with a soft vellum backer lets the color peek through but softens it enough to keep all the attention on the monkeys. A tiny sentiment strip from Word Up fits perfectly on the Stitched Note Frame.
I switched things up a little to take the same scene and make it more feminine. The rainbow background has been replaced with a pink lemonade color scheme. 
The rounded openings of the Leaf Lattice cover panel are more feminine.
A little bow from Forever Friends and balloons in pink and yellow makes this all girl. 
With only a few changes in the color scheme, and the addition of a few accents takes this "For the Boys" to "Princess Party". Try switching out some of your favorite layouts for fabulous results and custom made designs for every occasion. 


Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Party Animals, Furever Friends, Word Up
Dies | Reverse Confetti Party Animals, Furever Friends, Split Circles Cover Panel, Leaf Lattice, Stitched Note and Frames



Party Animals
Party Animals

RC
Party Animals CC
Party Animals CC

RC
Furever Friends CC
Furever Friends CC

RC
Furever Friends
Furever Friends

RC
Word Up
Word Up

RC
Split Circles Cover Panel
Split Circles Cover Panel

RC
Leaf Lattice
Leaf Lattice

RC
Stitched Note & Frames
Stitched Note & Frames

RC

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Altenew July 2019 Stamp / Die / Stencil / Stamping Mat Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

OH it's a WONDERFUL day for a visit! Pinch me! I'm so blessed to be guest designer for the new Altenew July release! If you're hopping along you should have reached me from Mindy Eggen's blog. If you'd like to start from the beginning and get all the details you can find them here at the Altenew Card Blog! There's lots to see so lets get started! 
I love that Altenew has EVERYTHING you need to create including layering inks, pigments inks, markers and now a STAMPING MATT! The silicone grid mat is great for stamping, watercolor, ink blending, heat embossing, and everyday crafting! The mat features inches as well as metric measurements on the edges and a half inch grid. Due to the nature of the silicone surface, some grid lines have slight imperfections and are not completely straight. This will not affect the quality or functionality of the mat.
These gorgeous florals are from a set called Charming Doodles. I stamped the solid colored part of the image, and then the lined detailed images with the new Obsidian Pigment ink. This is an oil based ink perfect for inking crisp detailed lines. The Obsidian is much darker/dramatic and gives a very crisp impression, but remember to stamp the pigment ink second or it will smear. The bitty "I believe in you" sentiment is from the Bright Blossoms stamp set shown on my next card.
The Bright Blossoms florals are beautiful two stamp images that look great. I stamped them in several color combinations and they look wonderful in each. I love the variety of foliage and flower shapes that make arranging these a treat. The Sentiment is stamped on a Nesting Labels die. There are 5 nested dies in the set perfect for layering and stamping images and sentiments.
The florals are layered on a Doodled Dots Cover die layered over a distress ink panel in similar colors.
The Sophisticated Wreath stamp set with coordinating dies is a total stunner! The set includes blooms, berries, and foliage that (again) look great in every color combination I tried.
Your next stop on this hop is LauraJane but before you go Please LEAVE A COMMENT! Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 7/18/2019 for a chance to win.

They'll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on EACH designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/16/2019.

Here's a complete list of all the designers with projects to share today.

Jeanne Jachna  (That's Me!)

Wishing you the best of luck in winning a prize and thanks so much for stopping by! Your kind comments are much appreciated and make me so happy!





Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
I Believe In You
Stamps | Altenew Charming Doodles, Bright Blossoms (sentiment)
Dies | Altenew Charming Doodles, Color Wheel

Shine Bright
Stamps | Altenew Bright Blossoms
Dies | Altenew Bright Blossoms, Nesting Labels, Doodled Dots Cover

Always Be A Dreamer
Stamps | Altenew Sophisticated Wreath
Dies | Altenew Sophisticated Wreath, Cozy Flannel Cover

Nesting Labels
Nesting Labels

ALT
Color Wheel
Color Wheel

ALT
Doodled Dots Cover
Doodled Dots Cover

ALT
Cozy Flannel Cover
Cozy Flannel Cover

ALT
Red Cosmos Oval Inks
Red Cosmos Oval Inks

ALT
Red Sunset
Red Sunset

ALT
Tea Party
Tea Party

ALT
Warm & Cozy
Warm & Cozy

ALT | SSS
Summer Afternoon Oval Inks
Summer Afternoon Oval Inks

ALT
Golden Sunset
Golden Sunset

ALT
Pocket Full of Sunshine
Pocket Full of Sunshine

ALT | SSS
Green Meadows
Green Meadows

ALT
Green Valley
Green Valley

ALT
Tropical Forest Oval Inks
Tropical Forest Oval Inks

ALT | SSS
Green Fields
Green Fields

ALT | SSS
Cool Summer Night
Cool Summer Night

ALT
Deep Blue Seas
Deep Blue Seas

ALT
Twisted Citron
Twisted Citron

SSS | SC | DB
Tumbled Glass
Tumbled Glass

SSS | SC | DB
Shaded Lilac
Shaded Lilac

SSS | SC | DB