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 →

Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. I hope you are all having a great start to your week. I am still thinking about Spring and Sunshine and beaches and warm weather.... but, as it snowed this morning, I guess we aren't quite ready for it in Minnesota :-) However, I did want to share a beach inspired card with you today. I really do love this Sea Side Treasures set. I love the realism of the images. It was one of "those" stamp sets that I felt I had to have the minute that I saw it. I started with a watercolor... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It's the fabulous Nance's turn to host our Paper Players Challenge this week and it's tic tac toe week! I love tic tac toe week as there are always such a multitude of different cards in our Paper Players gallery and I'd love to see what you all do with this challenge. Me? I went the Watermelon Wonder, embossing and oval route. I started with a Rubbernecker stamp called abstract ovals and stamped them in Watermelon Wonder . I used Memento Black on the outline stamp and stamped... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has this great sketch for us: I am still trying to make cards for our card drive, and recently purchased this super cute Penny Black set called Hugs. It has these two little hedgehogs (one of my favorite mammals btw!) and I decided to use them as my focal image. I had such fun coloring them with my Copic markers. For the second circular element on the sketch, I pulled out two of the vinyl elements that I had purchased at... Read more →

Hi Everyone stopping in with a quick post for you tonight. Here's another card I made this weekend to kick off our 2015 Cards for a Cause card drive. If you missed last night's post introducing our two charities - you can click this link and find more detail. In case you can't get to the link for any reason - we are supporting two charities this year. Cards for hospitalized kids and the other charity is Card Care Connection. Thursday night's post will have details on finish dates and blog candy that is on offer for helping to create... Read more →