Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Anne Marie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and the challenge also fits with the Festive Friday challenge #84 When I was creating my card I realized that I had nothing that had polka dots on it. So, I had to get creative! I went thru my stack of goodies and found an old Simon Says Stamp snowflake stencil that I used to create a polka dot base behind my floral. For the Festive Friday challenge I went with flowers, green and die-cut. I die-cut and colored the tulips first. I sponged... Read more →

Happy Saturday! Day 3 of my vacation and I got to spend a little time in my crafting cave. For today's card I used Stampin' Up! Love of Leaves and played along with the sketch at CTS and the inspiration list at Festive Friday: I went with leaves, gold, stitching (and brown) I played around with some Cajun Craze ink and watercolor paper. By layering the levels of water and drying in between, I was able to get a little depth on the water color paper with the ink. I then splattered some gold watercolor ink on top and die-cut... Read more →

Happy Sunday! It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week - and its Tic-Tac-Toe week! Here's Ann's board: I also played along with the new Just Add Ink challenge - which is a masculine challenge: For my card, I decided to use some paper from the World of Good Memories and More pack. For my Tic-Tac-Toe - I went with the right hand side vertical - patterned paper, dots and wood. I choose a piece of wood paper from the In Good Taste DSP pack and paired that with two journal sized cards from World... Read more →

Happy Friday. One of the other suites that was first on my list from the new 2020/2021 Stampin' Up! catalog is the Peony Garden Suite. It comprises the Prized Peony stamp set, Peony Garden DSP, Peony Dies, Dainty Diamonds embossing folder, shimmer ribbon, elegant faceted gems and square vellum doilies. I needed to make a card for a colleague who is going through a pretty tough time right now. She's a very elegant lady and I thought this suite would be perfect for a card for her. I found the perfect sketch across at AtlanticHeartsSketches. I kept it fairly clean... Read more →

Hi Everyone. FINALLY! Or as Lou would say - finalmente! What a frustrating couple of days. Thank you to those of you who initially alerted me to the fact that my blog had gone AWOL. It took some time to track down the technical issues - but all should now be resolved and jaydeestamping.com is back in action! I write this blog post from the comfort of our screened in porch. The temp is 78 degrees, the humidity is low. The grass is almost fully green and all the tree are sprouting leaves. It sure is gorgeous. These are the... Read more →