155 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

10/22/2017

Sun 22

Winter Wish
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  You know I love color and color blocking is one of my favorite techniques.  Adding bold colors creates clean lines and wonderful contrast to your projects.  For this card I selected three shades of blue for a winter scene.
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The trio of dies I used today are beautiful individually, but so stunning when stacked together!
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I cut the Sloping Hillside from the medium shade of blue.  This will be the bottom layer of my card that is adhered to the card base.  You will notice with each layer I cut the outside edges slightly smaller so that each layer of color is also revealed along the outer edges of the card. 
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Next I cut the Snowscape from the darkest shade of blue.  I placed the snowy cut out behind the Sloping Hillside die cut and adhered it to the base of the card.   I trimmed the frame that was left behind slightly smaller than the light blue and adhered it to the card base. 
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The last layer cut from the lightest shade of card stock is the Open Hillside.   Again I trimmed the outer edges to make a slightly smaller frame for an ombre effect inside and outside the die cut images. 
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To complete the scene I added a Bashful Fawn and the sentiment "wish" in white card stock. 

I hope you find time to make something beautiful today! 

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10/18/2017

Wed 18

Challenge Reminder - Masquerade
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're playing along with our current challenge!   This month the theme is Masquerade!  Doesn't that sound perfect for Halloween?   Your project can be for any occasion (I just love Halloween LOL!)   

10-17 copy A "Masquerade" is defined as a false show or pretense.  Halloween is a time when we dress up in costumes and pretend to be the characters we dress up as.  Many times this involves a "Mask" to conceal our identities.   We want you to create a project using a mask.  Masking is very popular in stamping - covering previously stamped areas with a mask and doing more stamping over the masked image.  Masking is also a great way to cover a stamped image and add background color.    Another type of mask is a STENCIL that masks areas allowing you to add ink where you like.  The choice is yours, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image on your project.

Here's what I made...

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I started by die cutting a circle from a post it note.  I have the ones that are sticky end to end - not just a strip at the top. 

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I used the negative of the die cut to ink up the moon on a sheet of white card stock.   I used Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed.
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Next I removed the negative mask and put the circle die cut over the yellow inked moon.  I covered the rest of the card stock panel with Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.   I left some white at the bottom of the panel for my sentiment.   When I was happy with the ink coverage I splattered the panel with water, and then a splatter of white ink.  When everything was dry I removed the mask from the moon and added more Squeezed Lemonade around the moon to give it a glowing effect.

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Next I stamped some bats from Halloween Costume Cats stamp set over the moon.   I also stamped the happy halloween sentiment along the bottom of the panel.
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I added die cut birch trees in shades of purple and the kitties and pumpkins from the Costume Cats stamp set.
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The stamp set has a coordinating die set that makes cutting all the images a breeze.  I adhered the images with adhesive foam tape to add more dimension.  I positioned the kitties holding hands!   You should always have a buddy when your trick or treating! 
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I sure hope you join us for the challenge!  Its a fun way to try something new, get ideas for projects and you just might win a $20 gift certificate to the store!   You can always find the latest challenge by clicking on the challenge badge in the top right column of the blog or on the tab at the top of the page!   We love to see what you make!

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10/14/2017

Sat 14

Creepy Forest Scene
byJeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!   Halloween is creeping up fast and I thought I'd make a scary scene to share today! 
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I started with the Creepy Forest Collage die! It's my favorite from the new fall release.  I love that branch with the curled end beckoning you to come closer!   Even the leaf cutouts around the edges resemble eyes watching you! 
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I added a big full moon inside the frame created by layering three circle die cuts.  The Stitched Hills die are cut from purple cardstock.
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Whenever I make a card with a scene I think it's so important to add lots of details.  They bring the card to life.  The Doodle Jack O Lanterns have yellow light shining from inside, and there are leaves rustling in the wind.
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Bats are emerging from their daytime slumber and there's even a creepy spider hanging out in the tree!   So frightfully fun! 
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I choose most of the colors for the contrast they would have against the black frame.  The orange sky provides great contrast and still works with the Halloween theme of the card. 
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Have a fantastic day! I hope you find time to create something beautiful! 
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10/01/2017

Sun 01

PSC#37 Masquerade

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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  Lots of Dots is  Kimberly Weiner!
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Birgit!

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!

10-17 copyPSC#37 Masquerade - Our challenge is a play on words this time..  A "Masquerade" is defined as a false show or pretense.  Halloween is a time when we dress up in costumes and pretend to be the characters we dress up as.  Many times this involves a "Mask" to conceal our identities.   We want you to create a project using a mask.  Masking is very popular in stamping - covering previously stamped areas with a mask and doing more stamping over the masked image.  Masking is also a great way to cover a stamped image and add background color.    Another type of mask is a STENCIL that masks areas allowing you to add ink where you like.  The choice is yours, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image on your project.

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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Nancy Penir  

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Jeanne Jachna 

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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 October 29 to link up your design here!   We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on November  1.   

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

09/16/2017

Sat 16

Fall Release Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  You picked a great day for a visit!  Our Fall Release Blog Blitz begins today!   What?  You're not familiar with our Blog Blitz??? We'll you're going to love this!  For the next several days (September 16-26)  the design team is sharing projects made with the new Fall Release (you can see all the dies and clear stamp sets in the store here).    And as a special treat for you we'll be giving away one of the new dies on every post during the blitz!!  I'll give you all the details at the end of this post.. but first.. let me share a card I made for today!
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This is the new Ghost Collage die!  It's a negative die cut that will be great for shaker cards, and treat tags!
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I started with a handful of colorful card stock in shades of purple, orange and green.  I cut the Zig Zag Stripes once with each of the colors.  This will give you enough strips to make three cards! 
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I cut the Ghost Collage with a Circle Layer Die around it to make the white die cut you see in the photo.  I cut a second slightly larger circle from black card stock to place behind the ghosts.
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The new Happy Halloween Signs has a gothic look with the fancy end embellishments.  I love that the letters are attached making the sentiment easy to adhere to my design without searching out each letter.
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A few sequins add the right amount of sparkle. 
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Do you love the Ghost Collage die?  Want to win one for yourself? 

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from September 16-26, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of 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 September 29 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on October 2. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :) 

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09/02/2017

Sat 02

Narwhal Slider
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  I've got some SUPER EXCITING NEWS to share!  Our parent company, Memory Box, has introduced new slider dies!  We'll be showing projects made with sliders  September 2-12.   You'll see designs from each of the design team members using several different Poppystamps images.  We've got a little candy to share too -I'll tell you more at the end of this post. 

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I'll be honest.. I've never made a slider card before.  I've seen tutorials where you have to do a bit of measuring and cutting with a craft knife and it all seemed a bit complicated to me.   The Memory Box slider die made this a quick and simple process.  And if I can do it so can you!
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I wanted to create an underwater scene for the I'm A Narwhal images.  I was concerned about the area that would peek through the cut grove for the slider so I made two identical patterns with distress ink.  It was easier to work on two panels at the same time so I could repeat the process  one step at a time.  I inked in Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron.  I added Salty Ocean around the outer edges of the panel.  I spritzed each panel with water, and then spritzed it again with some watered down Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.  The finishing touch was a splash of white ink.
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I attached one of the panels to my card base.    A little planning is important!   I laid out all the images on the second panels to decide where each image would go before I cut the slider groove.     I didn't want the sliding narwhal to cover any of the other images as it moved along the groove.    To attach the narwhal in the slider goove, I cut a small rectangle of foam adhesive tape to fit in the groove easily.  I attached a penny to the reverse side, and the narwhal die cut on the front.   Next I adhered the entire front panel to my card base with adhesive foam tape.  You need the open space between the two panels to allow the slider to move.        
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Now it's time to adhere the rest of the images in the scene.   I kept some flat (the small fish), and raised the rest with foam tape to add dimension.
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This  card is so fun and was so easy to make!   I know I'll be making lots more now that I've given it a try! 

Do you love interactive slider cards?  Maybe you're new to this technique just like me!   As mentioned, we'll be showing you more slider projects through the 12th.  And we've got a special prize to give away!  At the end of our slider event,  we're going to randomly choose one comment that was left on any of the posts featuring sliders as a prize winner.  The more posts you comment on the better your chance of winning.   You have until 12 am US EST September 13 to leave comments on the posts. 

The prize will be....

  • Winner's choice of any one Poppystamps Clear Stamp Set
  • The Coordinating Dies for the Stamp Set of your choice
  • And  a Memory Box Slider Grooves Die

So please leave me a comment!  That's how you can enter to win! 
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08/28/2017

Mon 28

Sending Good Things Your Way
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  Sometimes Mondays are a little hard so I'm sending good things your way with a pretty floral card made with the Sending Scribbles Clear Stamp set and coordinating dies.
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I created a simple background by blending Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink on a white card panel.  Next I splattered it with water, and then I splattered it again with some watered down Mustard Seed ink.   For the finishing touch a splatter of white ink.  I kept the bottom of the card free of ink - the perfect place for my sentiment.
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I normally cut and color several stamped images when I get a new set to make it easier when I create.  All I need to do is select the images I want and arrange them in different ways.  I usually use a scrap piece of heavy plastic or acetate to pick up the whole arrangement to experiment with different backgrounds.  This allows me to move the entire arrangement instead of one image at a time.

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Because I cut several leaves and flowers I can tuck them in here and there to decide how many looks best in my arrangement.  I love that I can create lots of different cards and looks by using just one stamp set and matching dies.  
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I purposely didn't do alot of color blending with the Copic markers.  The scribbled design of the flowers give a more casual feel, and the loose coloring adds to freehand look of the images.
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These flowers are fresh and fun!  I know you'll reach for this set over and over again! 
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08/16/2017

Wed 16

Mason Jar Flowers
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!   I'm sharing a card I made for the Poppystamps monthly challenge!  You can always find the challenge by clicking the "challenge" tab at the top of the blog or by clicking on our challenge badge in the right margin.  We begin a new challenge with a different theme on the first day of the month.  You get until the end of the month to join us - almost the entire month so you have lots of time to play along!  
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Our theme this month is "Beyond Borders".  We want you to put a border on your project!  You can use stamps, lace or trim.. or our favorite.. a die!   Just make sure you use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project!
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Here's what I made!  I created a color block background of Zig Zag Stripes in ombre shades yellow for my colorful peony bouquet.

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I have several sheets heavy duty clear plastic on my desk that I use to help me with layouts.  I cut them from recycled pieces like binder dividers, or product packaging.  The pieces are cut to the size of my typical card base - A2 (4.25 x 5.5").    I arranged my floral bouquet on the plastic so I can easily lay it over different color panels to decide what color I like best before I commit and adhere all the pieces.
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I like the yellow background so now I can trim it to size.  I cut the Zig Zag stripes from three different shades of yellow.   To secure the strips you can adhere them directly to your card base, but I prefer to tape them together on their reverse side and then trim them down.  
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Details make your project come to life!  I added a bitty twine bow around the top of the jar and inked some shading around the bottom and edges.
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The Peonies were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers.  I added some accents with a white gel pen for detail.
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I sure hope you'll join us for this month's challenge.   I love seeing what you make!

 Jeanne Floral Signature copy


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08/02/2017

Wed 02

Holiday Release Blog Blitz Begins
By Jeanne Jachna

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I'm so glad you stopped by!  Our Holiday Blog Blitz Begins today!!    What's a blog blitz?  It's a special event where we feature projects created with the newest products.  Our design team give you ideas to get your creativity kick started and we offer a prize on every post during the blitz. 
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For most of us it's never too soon to get started making our Holiday cards.  I love to share hand made cards with friends and family to show them how much I care.  I'm ok having too many cards to choose from, but I never want to get caught short when I'm busy with all the other holiday preparations.   The new Pine Needle Clearing is a beautiful die with lots of possibilities.  
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I water colored a panel of watercolor paper with Peerless Watercolor in different shades of green and then cut it with the Pine Needle Clearing.  I adhered this panel to a clean white card base and added the Folk Merry Christmas greeting cut from gold in the center.
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I wanted to hang some Crystal Ornaments from the pine boughs.  I cut the ornaments from gold foil paper.   The Crystal Ornaments are a single die, I cut them apart to  make three hanging from gold threads.  I inlaid colorful card stock in bright jewel colors.
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Want to enter to win the new Pine Needle Clearing die??  

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from August 2-August 14, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of 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 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 18. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :) 

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08/01/2017

Tue 01

PSC#35 Beyond Borders

6a01157003623c970c01b8d25908ec970c-320wiWelcome 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 Just Bling It! is LucieG

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Bling in Seattle (Sara Cook)

 

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!
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PSC #35 Beyond Borders - There are so many different kinds of dies to love but border dies are some of our favorites.  Borders are used to define the edge of a design or to divide  areas on a project, but they're not limited to that.  They can be used to create a border or  to dress up a wrap around a gift.  Borders  add a lacy edge and a pop of color to a design.  The intricate designs make everything look rich and expensive.  The choice is yours!  This month we're looking for borders on your designs.  They don't have to be die cut.. they can be stamped or punched.   Whatever you decide be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your design.   

Here's some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we're starting a new feature on the blog on Wednesdays where you'll get a close up of each project with close ups and details.

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Michele K.  Henderson

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 Nancy Penir

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 30 to link up your design here!   We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on September 1.   

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