Spring Is In The Air! by Jeanne Jachna

Spring Is In The Air! by Jeanne Jachna

Thanks for stopping by! I’m sharing your daily dose of sunshine with the Simple Stories Full Bloom Collection! The long, cold winter has me daydreaming of Spring days and time spent in my garden so this collection has arrived at the perfect time! 



I had to smile because I’ve been planning what to grow in the garden, and just received my order of seeds. Of course, there is still some time before I’ll be able to plant them, but it makes my heart happy to think of all the different veggies and flowers I’ll grow. 



This collection is a gardener’s dream! It’s got fantastic images with all the details.. seed packets, garden tools and of course a few garden critters too! I love all of the butterflies, ladybugs and little bees! Heck there’s even a garden chair to relax in when it’s time to take a break or just sit back and watch your garden grow. 



This collection is loaded with images because you’ll find chipboard as well as printed die cut Bits and Pieces available in three different packs! Full Bloom Bits and Pieces includes a bicycle, wheelbarrow, bee hive, chairs, buckets and lots more. The Journal Bits & Pieces are perfect for handwritten sentiments and layering with tabs and labels, and the Floral Bits and Pieces features fun and bright colored flowers!



Your scenes will come together in a snap! Happy bees and smiling suns are only the beginning! This collection has beautiful embellishments including a 5 roll pack of washi in two different widths, enamel dots and decorative brads. 



The collection is available in 12” and 6x8” papers. I used the 12” on my cards because I love the “extras” in the collection kit that include a sheet of journaling elements, tags, and journaling cards. The 12” pack also includes a sheet of stickers for even more images and lots of sentiments.



Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out what image to put where on my design. I think I have the stickers outsmarted. Instead of them sticking in place and tearing them when I change my mind.. I started putting baby powder on their adhesive backs. This allows me to move them around – just like the die cut bits and pieces – and then glue them in place when I’m ready. 



To save money, I use a generic baby powder and a suitable tray from my recycle bin – a leftover frozen dinner bowl, or other packaging material that’s disposable.  I pour a small amount of powder in the tray.. just enough to cover the bottom and then just lay the sticker on top of the powder.   



You’ll love sending out these sunny notecards to family and friends! They’re a breath of fresh air on a cold winter day!

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