177 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

10/11/2018

Thu 11

Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna

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It's a great day for a visit!  Our Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz begins today!  That means the design team will be sharing peeks at the latest release and offering a chance for you to win a prize on every blog blitz post!  You can see the entire Holiday Happenings Release here

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I started by creating a distress ink panel in Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Spiced Marmalade.  I splattered the panel with water, watered down ink and white ink.  I inked up Whittle Maple and Oak Leaves with distress ink in and arranged them on a piece of plastic the size of my card base.   This makes it easy to pick up my layout while I work on the background. 

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I cut the inked panel so it would fit behind the largest Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frame and adhered it to my card base.   Alternately you could ink up the negative inside cut piece from the frame.

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I attached the Doodle Thank You sentiment and arranged the leaves along the left margin of the card. 
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I used two colors of distress ink for each leaf to add some depth and shadow.  I love how the stitched leaves match the stitched scalloped frame!
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I inked up the details on the Whittle Squirrel with a cotton swab that I dabbed on a distress ink pad.
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 And now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post is the Whittle Oak Leaf die.

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from October 11-21. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST October 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on October 24. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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10/06/2018

Sat 06

Autumn Night
by Jeanne Jachna

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I love fall!  It's my favorite time of year!  The nights are getting colder and the leaves are changing colors.  Time spent sitting around a bonfire in the yard with family and friends just talking is treasured by me.  It's not unusual to see bats flying around catching mosquitoes, or hear the call of a great horned owl in the distance.  Some nights under the starry sky are absolutely magical! 
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I created my idea of a beautiful autumn night.  You know I can't resist lots of color!

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I started by cutting the Birch Stitch Frame, and the second largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frame in the set from white card stock.   I cut a panel to fit behind the frames and inked it up with distress oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch.  I splattered it with water, and then some watered down Faded Jeans and white ink.   I use foam cosmetics applicators from the local dollar store to apply the ink.   They're reusable and affordable at $1 for a pack of 28.  I adhered the frames to the inked panel.
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I cut the largest Double Stitched Rectangle frame and adhered it to a card base.  I inked the negative inside panel with Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide and splattered it with watered down Peacock Feathers.  I didn't ink the entire panel because I covered up the center with the blue panel.
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I die cut all the whittle images from white card stock and colored them with regular Distress ink (it's much brighter).  I use cotton swabs to add details in small places and along the edges.  Again these are from my local dollar store.  I'm a frugal crafter!   A white gel pen is great for adding accents.
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I  love the clean lines and the matching stitched pattern on all three frame die cuts.  The stitches are repeated on the leaves and images on the design.
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Isn't that Whittle Squirrel adorable?  This is the larger one from the set of two.   You can see all the latest release dies in the store here.
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I hope you have a fabulous weekend and the sun is shining wherever you are! 

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09/16/2018

Sun 16

Believe in the Magic
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great weekend!  My favorite way to relax is with crafting.  When the dishes are put away and everyone is gone it's time to unwind.
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The holidays are right around the corner and I've got my mind on cards to send to family and friends.   Last year I was loving pink for snowy skies.. I think I'm leaning more toward purples this year!  
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I created a distress background of  Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  I covered the entire panel in Milled Lavender and then went in around the edges with Seedless Preserves.  I splattered the panel with water, some watered down Seedless Preserves and some white ink.   Next I adhered the panel to my card base. 
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Next I die cut a white card stock panel with the Wooded Glen Landscape.  I ran it through my die cut machine a second time to cut out the Believe Fresh Script.  I adhered this white die cut panel to the distress ink panel.  To give it a finished look I added a die cut Pointed Rectangle Frame. 
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Now for the fun part.. embellishing!  I assembled a little Winter Cabin to add to the scene.  I added distress ink to the die cut to bring out the impression of the logs that the cabin is made of.
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I stacked circles of different sizes in shades of yellow for a big full moon.. and of course.. Santa's Sleigh!   Can you imagine some children inside the cabin waiting for his arrival?   I hope they're being very good! 
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A peaceful snowy scene that ALMOST has me wishing for winter..  almost.  LOL!  Have a great weekend! Jeanne Floral Signature copy

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09/13/2018

Thu 13

Time Out Challenges
byJeanne Jachna

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Do you love to play challenges?  We're sponsoring the Time Out Challenges #118.  That means if you play along there you could win a $20 gift certificate from Poppystamps.  You can double your chances of winning by playing along in our monthly challenge too because this month Anything Goes!  (You can find the current Poppystamps monthly challenge by clicking on the badge in the right column of this blog. 

Here's the Time Out Challenge this week:

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I started by cutting a Harvest Pumpkin die from orange card stock.  I added some distress ink around the bottom of the pumpkin to add some dimension.  Next I selected a Double Stitch Rectangle Frame that was large enough to frame the pumpkin base.

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I inked up the negative inside of the Double Stitch Rectangle Frame with Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade and splattered it with  Carved Pumpkin.   I colored up a second piece of card stock with Carved Pumpkin to use as a matt behind the frame.

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I stamped Peony Stems florals with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copic Markers.  I arranged the florals on a sheet of clear plastic to decide how they would be arranged before I adhered them in place.

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I added a few extra leaves and a flower from a now retired stamp set to accent the pumpkin vase.

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A simple sentiment is tucked in the upper corner of the frame.

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I hope you find some time to play along at The Time Out Challenges Blog this week! 

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09/09/2018

Sun 09

Peace Poinsettias
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I'm playing with the new Poinsettia Delights stamp set with coordinating dies.  I enjoy coloring stamped images and find it very relaxing, but around the holidays I just don't have time to color lots of images for cards....  there's too many other fun things to do!!    This technique adds loads of color without all the extra work. Here's a look at the card I'm sharing today!

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I started by stamping the images on colored paper.  I love poinsettias in all shades of reds - pink included!   I also stamped the foliage in different shades of green using colored ink on colored card stock. 

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The coordinating die cuts makes these easy to cut.  The window design dies make them easy to line up over the stamped images.  Just secure them in place with some removable tape - I used inexpensive washi. 

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Now for the fun part.. arranging the die cut flowers and leaves.  I like to use a sheet of heavy clear plastic (these were binder dividers) cut to the size of my card base.  The clear plastic allows me to pick up the arrangement and layer it over different colored backgrounds so it's easier to choose the color I like best!



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To add more interest to the background I cut the Double Stitch Rectangle Frames from turquoise card stock.  I adhered them to a panel of aqua paper before adhering the die cut stamped images. 

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The leaves are adhered to the card base while the flowers are adhered with adhesive foam tape for dimension.

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 Some colorful sequins add sparkle and shine and a simple "peace" sentiment cut from white card stock completes the card. 

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 It's absolutely merry and bright!   
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08/25/2018

Sat 25

Believe
by Jeanne Jachna

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I know you love to craft or you wouldn't be here reading this blog.  Sometimes you might not feel so inspired to create.  To get my crafty mojo in gear I usually look on line for different challenges to play.    You can find so many different card challenges to play - sketch challenges where the layout is already decided for you, color challenges, challenges by theme,  challenges inspired by photos, and how about his one from The Library Challenge?  

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

No you don't have to read the book.  You're asked to create based on the slip cover, the story or even the title.  Here's what I made...

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I was smitten with the clean graphic design of the cover.  It's the same reason I love die cuts.. the crisp clean lines and the contrast you can achieve using them.
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I cut the Peaceful Dove die from orange card stock  and then a second time from charcoal card stock.  I trimmed the orange panel and then layered it over a black card stock panel. 
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I added a white die cut Believe Loose Script Sentiment to mimic the white title on the book.
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The sun was created cutting circles in various shades of yellow and stacking them on top of each other.

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I adhered the sun in a similar position as the book cover.

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So don't let your lack of enthusiasm get the best of you!  Take some time and try some new challenges.  There's lots to find, and before you know it you'll be back to your crafty self! 

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
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08/15/2018

Wed 15

Tall Sketch Daisies
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today to remind you to play along with our monthly challenge that begins on the first of every month.  This time the challenge is to "Make A Splash"!  You can interpret this challenge lots of different ways - like using  a technique that requires water or making a beach or lake side scene.   What a great way to cool off during the August heat with a sweet crafty escape! 

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I made two cards with one die cut using the die cut images as well as the negative background.   To make my "splash"  I created two watercolor panels with distress ink (Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet).  I use the liquid ink refills as my paint.

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I cut the Tall Sketch Daisies from a white card stock panel.    I layered negative over one of the watercolor panels.

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And I adhered the white die cut daisies on the second watercolor panel.  

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Here's what they looked like before I finished them with sentiments. 

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I created a window panel for the watercolor panel with the white die cut daisies.  I cut the panel with the Stitchwork Square Frames and added one on top to give it a finished look.
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I added a sentiment from Little Kindness and a sprinkle of gold Stitched Fluttering Butterflies!

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For the card using the negative of the die cut daisies I added a Stitchwork Rectangle Frame and a Thanks Folksy Script sentiment cut from gold glitter paper.
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I sure hope you join us for our challenge!  The monthly prize is a $20 gift certificate awarded to  one random player.   It's a great way to see what your friends are making too!

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 Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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08/09/2018

Thu 09

Pinpoint Snowflake Frame
by Jeanne Jachna

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If you make your own holiday cards I hope you're checking out the new release!  The Pinpoint Snowflake Sidekick Die is awesome and you'll be able to make lots of cards quickly!  
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The package with the die includes a stencil so you can color up the die cut.  I cut the die from white card stock and then adhered the stencil over it with removable tape. 
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I inked the stencil with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  Here's a photo of how the inked up die cut looks inked.
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I layered the die cut stencil over a panel paper blended with Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  It would look great layered over pattern paper or even solid card stock.  Notice how I cut the colored panel slightly larger than the die cut frame.  This adds more color and makes the layering more visible. 
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The Simple Pinpoint Snowflake Frame is ideal for layering over the larger die cut frame.  I stamped it with "Joy" from the new Tidings of Joy stamp set.  The snowflakes are topped with pretty jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. 
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Imagine all the different looks you could create with this die using different colors! 
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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08/01/2018

Wed 01

PSC#47 - Make A Splash!

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge Birthday Party is Gail Scott.

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is LucieG.

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

08-18 copyPSC#47 Make A Splash!  We're heading into the dog days of summer - when the heat index is on the rise and  we're looking for ways to cool down.  The challenge this month is to "Make  A Splash!"  There's lots of possibilities.. create with watercolor, splatter a background or  make a scene with a water feature (a trip to the beach or the lake anybody?    Just make sure you include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die)! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month so you can see how each project was created. 

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 Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on August 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on September 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

07/26/2018

Thu 26

Holiday Release Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna

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It's Christmas in July as we kick off our Holiday Release blog blitz!  Our blog blitz is a time we set aside to show you projects with the latest dies, and better yet.. we offer you a chance to win some for yourself! 
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I love non traditional colors for the holidays.  The unexpected colors  are a stand out and a fun twist from the conventional.  I started by cutting the Atessa Collage from light pink card stock.  I layered it over a fuchsia card stock allowing the rich dark color to peek through the die cut openings and around the outer edges.  I usually set an acrylic block over my die cuts to help them stay flat and dry in place. The clear block allows me to keep making - deciding what die cut to put where - since the base is still visible.
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A bit of tape on the reverse side of the mittens holds the red inlay hearts and twine to connect the mittens in place.

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I  repeated the colors of the mittens (red and aqua) in the "Merry" die cut sentiment.   Repeating colors always helps coordinate your design.
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 I embellished the card with snowflakes (also from the new release) called Linked Snowflake Trio.  I added some jewels to the snowflake centers and scattered a few more for  sparkle.
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I always use a stencil brush to sweep away the little bits of debris left when die cutting.  I'm smitten with this 5/8" Crafters Choice from Royal & Langnickel (only $2.50 at Joann).
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And now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post is the Pinpoint  Heart Mittens die.

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from July 26-August 4. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST August 6 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 9. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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Finished Size 4.25  x 5.5"

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