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269 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

PSC#94 Over The Rainbow

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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 the Poppystamps Challenge Challenge #93 - My Guy is ionabunny!

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

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 online 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 sidebar!

2022-07

PSC#94 Over the Rainbow!  Summer is always a feast for the eyes in a rainbow of  color!  Bold, beautiful flowers,  sweet summer fruits, and a trip to the pool.   This month we want you to add ALL the colors or maybe even an actual rainbow to your project.  Your project can be for any occasion,  just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps  image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are 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.

Meet our July guest - Greta G. who was selected by Tiffany!  Greta consistently uses Poppystamps products and participates in our challenges. She has a wonderful clean and simple style that's creative and fun. Her joy in crafting comes through in every card she makes, and we are glad to have met her through our shared hobby.

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Greta H.

Blog: GG Creations

Instagram : @ggnursecreations

I’m a wife, doggy momma and retired nurse living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. More than twenty years ago I discovered stamping and was immediately hooked! Thanks to my paper crafting hobby, I now have friends all over the world. I’m so happy to be Tiffany’s guest designer this month. I hope you’ll find some inspiration in my card.

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Tiffany Pryce

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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 July 28 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on August 1!!    

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

 

PSC#93 My Guy!

Challenge Badge

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 the Poppystamps Challenge #92 Floral Fantasy is Cindy Chiu!

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

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 online 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 sidebar!

2022-06

PSC#93 My Guy!  This month we want to honor the men in our lives - boys of all ages!  Whether your guy loves sports, trains, cars or camping; maybe his perfect day is boating, fishing or chasing a little white ball on the golf course!   Whatever his passion, we want to celebrate him!   Your project can be for any occasion,  just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps  image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are 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.

Meet our June Guest - Birgit Norton who was selected by Nancy who has been a fan of Birgit's for years!  She has been on several design teams, and enchants with every project. Her cards and style are full of sweet joy, always inspiring  with her clever designs.

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Birgit Norton

Blog: Crafting While I Wait

Instagram: @birgitnorton

I live in the beautiful state of Maine, where the winters are long and summers whiz by in the blink of an eye. I try to spend as much time outside during the warm summer months, but during the long, cold winter months, I'm happily spending my time making cards and other paper crafts to share with friends and family.
 
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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 June 28 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on July 1!!    

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

Brilliant Geranium
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hello dear friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I'm so excited about the latest release from Poppystamps!  It's got beautiful flowers, butterflies and YES!!! Foiling Dies! 

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The new Brilliant Geraniums are beautiful.  They're one of the first flowers we can plant here in the Midwest because they can tolerate the cooler spring night temperatures.  I love that they last through the summer - looking so patriotic in pops of bright red  on the front porch! 

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I cut the flowers and foliage from colored cardstock.  To add some coloration to the leaves I used markers and just scribbled a zig zag in the center of each. Because I cut the leaves from different shades of cardstock I used a darker shade of maker to add the detail to each. 

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I arranged the flowers and leaves on a panel of clear cardstock the size of my card front to help me decide what to put where before I commit and adhere them in place.  I like that I can slide different backgrounds under the clear panel to get a "preview" of the finished card. 

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The card base is a beautiful Penelope Pinpoint Frame layered over pink cardstock - it reminds me of a garden trellis.   The leaves are adhered flat to the card base while the flowers are adhered with adhesive foam tape  to add dimension.

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The sentiment is the Luscious Script Hello cut three times from white cardstock and stacked so it's thick like chipboard.  The smaller foil sentiment completes the sentiment.  The foil sentiment is from the Modest Greetings set that includes six phrases and one die to cut them with.     There are two sets of the Modest Greetings Sentiments with phrases for a variety of occasions. 

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The finishing touch is bitty Fairy Jewels added to the flower centers and some larger Green Christmas Fairy Crystals added like dewdrops to the background.  

I hope you're having a great day and find some time to admire the pretty blooms that are showing up everywhere this time of year. 

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Grand Whittle Snail
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  The Spring weather has me itching to get busy in the garden!  It's still a bit chilly.. too cold to plant anything but I can clear away the dead foliage and start getting things ready.  This card with the Grand Whittle Snail makes me smile because sometimes there are surprises mixed in with the dead leaves.  Thank goodness for gloves!  I wish the real thing was as cute as this little guy, maybe then I wouldn't be so squeamish! 

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I added lots of details to make this little guy more interesting, but first I started by setting a little garden scene.

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I started by making an inky background with Distress Oxide on my card front.  To keep the back of the card clean I added a strip of removable sticky tape along the seam at the top of the card 

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To  help me decide what images to place where, I lay them out on a piece of clear plastic the size of my card front.   I can rearrange the images until I'm satisfied with their placement. 

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To bring the snail to life I double cut the shell from two shades of pink cardstock.   I fussy cut the stitches off of the lighter one to make it smaller and then adhered it over the darker pink shell.  To add more detail I use a white gel pen to add some stitches of my own.  Silly eyes add a little whimsy to this cute snail.

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The colorful flowers pop against the white Adriana white foliage frame.  The flowers are from the Potpourri Flower Set.    The punny sentiment is from the Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments stamp set. 

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I hope this makes you smile and that you find some time today to do something you enjoy!   Hugs!

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Spring Dream
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day.  I love that Spring is in the air!  I'm seeing daffodils in the yard and everything is turning green!  Spring just couldn't get here fast enough this year.  I'm excited to be outside in the sunshine! 

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I'm sharing a card today that's perfect for an Easter or Spring greeting! You know I love  a card with a scene and using Poppystamps dies it's easy to find images that are proportioned well to work together. 

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I wish you could touch my card because the Wishful Bunny is cut from felt.   To help stabilize the soft material I used double sided adhesive.  I adhered the adhesive sheet to a scrap of cardstock, and then to the white felt.  The die cut through the assembled material beautifully.

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I started my card by cutting some grass using the Woven Basket Pop Up Easel set.  I adhered the grass to a cardstock panel of blue sky.  A large Scallop Stitched Frame is adhered next and the sweet scene is placed inside. 

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I think details really make the difference so I added a pink egg in the bunny's paws,  lots of flowers with gem centers, some butterflies and even a google eye for the bunny! 

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I hope you'll try adding a little felt to your designs.  If you do, it's a great time to join along with the challenge this month.  Maybe you'll be our lucky winner!  

Have a great day!  

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Supplies

 

PSC#91 Add Texture

Challenge Badge

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 the Poppystamps Challenge #90 Pretty Papers is Donna Phelan

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

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 online 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 sidebar!

2022-04

PSC#91 Add Texture!  Looking for an easy way to take your cards from ordinary to EXTRA-ordinary?  Just add a little contrasting texture!  We want you to go beyond smooth cardstock - add some dimension with contrasting textures like paste, embossing powders, embossing folders,  or with the addition of fabric or ribbon to make a big impression.       What a great opportunity to use something you already have or to try something new. like foundry wax or  glitz gels and glazes.  The challenge is not limited to cards - we'd love to see your page layouts, home decor, tags, and mixed media.   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are 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.

Meet our April Guest Cindy Chiu Who was selected by Sue from our Design Team!    Cindy is a fellow Canadian crafter who loves making floral cards that have a clean design. She isn't afraid to try new techniques and likes to incorporate ink, paint and other media into her cards! Love that! Stop by and see her thoughtful and pretty projects!

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Cindy Chiu

Blog:  Escape To Stamping

Instagram: @esctostampin

Hello, I am a transplanter from Hong Kong, have been living in Canada for over 40 years. I am retired from being programmer analyst and spend most of my time paper crafting. I am addicted, I know!! LOL I also like making travel album and lately venturing into mix-media projects. I find my inspirations from challenge blogs, and Pinterest. But sometimes, when I am really stumped, I picked a product and start from there.

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Cindy Chiu

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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 April 27 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on May 1!!    

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