We're so excited to welcome back Jeanne Jachna to our 2023 design team. We can't wait to share her work with you. Before we jump into that, we want you to get to know Jeanne a little better.
Hi I’m Jeanne Jachna! My paper crafting obsession started when I began making scrapbooks to document special memories. Soon I was making a book or a personalized card for a teacher, coach, or scouter to remind them of the difference they make in the lives of others, and to let them know they are appreciated.
I started blogging in 2011 because I wanted to play along with online challenges and get ideas for different ways to use my supplies. I found friendship online in other crafters who like me, have a passion for making.
I can’t resist a new set of stamps or a rainbow of colors (inks, paper, paint markers – you name it – I NEED IT!) I like to try new techniques, layering on lots of die cuts and mixing pattern paper. If my cards make you smile then its mission accomplished!
3 Fun Facts:
I'm a birder! I'm always excited to see visitors at the feeder or bird bath and identify them!
I'm mom to a 100# AKITA dog that walks me at the park every morning.
I'm a foodie! I love to try new recipes and ingredients and let the family vote on what's a keeper.
Hi friends! Today I’m excited to share EIGHT cards made with the Simple Stories Flea Market Collection! Just as the name implies, it captures the excitement of a treasure hunt! If you’ve ever gone antiquing or to a flea market, you know that there is nothing better than finding that special something that brings back memories of a different time and a different place.
You’ll love the retro prints and eclectic mix of patterns and colors. You’ll find vintage furniture (settee’s, armchairs, lamps), collectables (plates, china, books) and handmade items (paintings, macrame, textiles) to make your heart happy.
I had fun creating scenes with the vintage items. There’s lots of fun prints perfect for wallpaper and flooring. Reimagining the labels in the collection I created throw rugs and framed mirrors.
There are three different packs of bits and pieces in this collection, so you have lots of images to work with. Add in the chipboard and 12” sticker sheet in the collection pack and you’ll have more than enough for lots of pretty cards or pages.
I used the decorative brads in the collection to look like pillows on furniture, a plate on the wall, and on one card a clock! I added flowers to empty vases and added hangings to walls.
I like to arrange the different images on sheets of clear plastic the size of my card bases. If you’re not sure where you want to put the stickers, just add some powder or corn starch to their backs to remove the tackiness from their backs so you can take your time with placement. When you're ready to adhere just add a little liquid adhesive.
I like that the collection has different sentiments that are appropriate for every day and just staying in touch. I will never get tired or receiving a handmade card in the mail – it’s like a big hug from the recipient. I like to put them on display because they make me smile every time I look at them!
I used Simple Stories Color Vibe 12” cardstock sheets to add solids and to matt my designs. Simple Stories has a Color Vibe solid to match EVERY collection they have. For this collection I used Sunshine Peony and Robin’s Egg.
Celebrate the thrill of the hunt in finding the treasures that make your heart happy with Simple Stories Flea Market Collection!
All cards Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5”
Simple Stories Flea Market Collection Kit
Simple Stories Flea Market Chipboard
Simple Stories Flea Market Bits & Pieces
Simple Stories Flea Market Journal Bits & Pieces
Simple Stories Flea Market Floral Bits & Pieces
Simple Stories Flea Market Decorative Brads
Simple Stories Flea Market Enamel Dots
Simple Stories Flea Market Washi
Color Vibe Sunshine, Peony, Robin’s Egg
A Cherry On Top SKU # 595-38038, 595-38054, 595-38056, 595-38057, 595-38061, 595-38062, 595-38063,