Papillon Potpourri - Paper Players #132
Cross my Heart for splitcoast and celebrations continue with a little spot blog candy

Cross my Heart for CAS(E) this sketch, blog candy alert and a celebration!

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

Before I get to the card for tonight, I'd like to tell you a little story!

999 blog posts ago I started to blog as I needed a place to load my challenge cards and I thought it would be easier to blog than try to wend my way through sites where you can share photos.  

999 blog posts ago, I never thought that I would still be blogging. 

999 blog posts ago, I would never have thought that I would get to know some amazing people along the way.  Many of you have been with me since the very early days.  Some of you are new.  All of you that have left comments or sent emails have helped shape this blog, my posts and my cards.

Doing challenges was something I undertook as a way to expand my newly acquired card making wings.  I still love doing challenges, but so rarely get the time.  My love of challenges also introduced me to the very talented Lesley and that led to an invitation to join the Paper Players.  A design team that I am so proud to be a part of.

My blog has become a way for me to share my creative journey with my followers; to occasionally honor those people who have been so important in my life; to occasionally celebrate events in history and to share stories and photographs of the fauna and avifauna that share our little piece of paradise. 

It has also been a place where some of my fabulous readers have helped to create over 6,000 cards for charities like Operation Write Home and Enchanted Makeovers.  That's pretty awesome for a little blog that started to showcase challenge cards!  Those of you who helped create some amazing cards for the charity card drives made the time it takes to compose these 999 blog posts worthwhile!

To help me celebrate this.... MY ONE THOUSANDTH POST..... yes, that is 1,000 posts!  I have a few goodies to give away.  More about that, after I have shared my card with you!

As my blog started as a place to showcase my cards for challenges, all my cards this week are ones that I made for challenges!   I begin the week with a great sketch from Casethissketch.  Here's the sketch

If you love clean and simple cards, you are going to love this (new to me) challenge site.  You really need to check out the fabulous design team cards.

I decided to go with a valentine's theme and the new SU Cross my Heart set.

Casethis (3)

Card recipe - all ingredients SU unless otherwise noted:

  • Card stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Red Glimmer Paper
  • Stamps:  Cross my Heart
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Vintage Hearts (Sizzix).  Heart embossing folder (Sizzix).  Itty Bitty Punch (small heart)

SO...... now that you have the card for tonight.  How about a little blog candy to celebrate my ONE THOUSANDTH post?

I have some great goodies to give away.   I will be posting challenge cards every night this week and all comments left on any of the posts starting tonight and ending next Saturday will be eligible for the blog candy.   There are some fabulous goodies up for grabs.  All you have to do is leave a comment!

So, what's on offer?

A brand new Edgelits set from SU - Adorning Accents

Screen shot 2013-02-10 at 5.31.16 PMA brand new set of Sizzix Large Labels


A fabulous Stampin' Up! mouse pad:

A Stampin' Up! scrunchy, fold-up, rubbish bin.  Perfect for placing on your desk whilst crafting:


A box of fabulous Mica Flakes:


A box of Spice Cake designer fabric:


All you have to do to be in the running to win one of these great blog candy prizes, courtesy of MOI, is to leave a comment on any post from tonight through to next Saturday.

Thank you to all of you for your support over the last 999 posts!  I really do appreciate all of your visits and all of your comments and emails.   Warm hugs and prayers to those of you who need a little lift tonight.



P.S.  Don't forget to leave a comment!


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Ruth Ann Vincent

Jaydee, it has been a joy following you blogs! I think, I first met your "following"around the time you found Charlie. I have enjoyed your journaling on the new property and home. You take such wonderful pictures of nature.
I like the cards you make. They are easy to follow and I have a folder of my favorites. God bless you.

Kelly W.

Jaydee, congrats on your milestone. How fabulous!! You 're card reminds me of a tux with a red rosé in hand. Classic and handsome! This looks like a fun set to have. Love the glimmer hearts too. Best wishes for another 1000!


Wow--1000 posts! That's a lot of creativity and generous sharing. I think I found you through the Splitcoast site, and that was because I loved (and still love) your cards. But we both know that it's your love of nature and your wonderful stories that really keep me coming back. That and your generosity of spirit. I'm a nightowl and so I usually get my daily dose of Jaydee late at night. I look forward every day to seeing what you'll be sharing that night.


Congratulations Jaydee !!! 1000 posts is awesome!! I found your site by chance one evening and just loved your cards. I learned how to subscribe and just couldn't wait to check my email every day! Then there was about a week where you didn't post and I thought" omg!! Where is Jaydee! I hope something bad hasn't happened to her " and so I decided to email you. I was so happy to get your return email and to find out you were fine. Lol!! Funny how connections are made through blogs where you hope everything is going well with people you don't know--who don't even know that their blogs are important to an Individual reader. Pretty cool ! Anyway- your blogs make my life even nicer through your cards and your writing. So thank you, Jaydee! You are fabulous!!


1000 posts? That's AWESOME! Congratulations!! :o)

I'm SO checking out that challenge site--thank you for letting us know about it!

What a wonderful Valentine you have created. I'm such a sucker for the glimmer paper. :o)



Congrats Jaydee on 1000 posts!!! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your daily blogs and I do enjoy reading, sharing, and be inspired. I hope to see the next 1000 post milestone and many more card drives.

Chris R. from Iowa

Sorry I don't comment more. !000 posts - wow! That is worth a comment not that the blog candy doesn't help! I do enjoy projects and blog posts. Here is to another 1000 more!

Oh, and I truly love this card!

Kathlene Tuengel

I have not posted to many of your blogs but have been quite inspired by your work and your stories. I just want to tell you thank you for displaying how to use the crossword stamp on a card, because I want that stamp set, but did not know what or how I would use it. Thank you again. And just wanted to say another thanks for giving me some tips on how to attract different birds, butterflies, etc, I have put together a litte area in the small backyard and I sit there and enjoy watching all kinds of birds....

Jan S.

Congrats on 1000 posts!!!! Wow! And thank you for all the awesome cards you send our way! Continued good luck and happy stamping!


1000 blogs is a big accomplishment no matter how you look at it. Adding a smile to the day of your readers is the icing on your anniversary cake. Congrats!


Yea, 1000! A great accomplishment, Jaydee. I too remember the 500th and have loved every one of your cards and especially the sharing of your home, and the magnificant wildlife. The biggest thrill is knowing you live in MN, like me, and also love the snow. :-) Thanks for all you do, Jaydee. Hugs to you.

Beth Rigden

Jaydee, I think I remember when you celebrated your 500th post! 1000! Wow! Thanks for all the inspiration you have shared with all of us. I am happy to congratulate you on 1000 and hope you continue for many more years! I love all your cards!


CONGRATS on your 1000th post! I am one of those new followers and enjoying your catching up on some of your back post. Here's to another 1000 post! Thanks for the chance to win some of your goodies.

Janice J

Congratulations on your 1000th post. I really enjoy reading your blog every day. I love your cards and have CASed some.

Doris D.

1,000 posts. That is quite an accomplishment. I am so glad I found your blog. You have been so inspirational to my stamping. I love your style. It is so refreshing to see your photos of the wildlife around your beautiful home. Thank you for enriching my life daily with your posts.

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