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Jaydee
In a parallel universe where I get to stamp all day!
Stamping and travel addict. The only mammal not having a bad hair day when this picture was taken, was "Fox" the camel!
Interests: music, travel, stamping, history, cooking, reading, photography, philosophy, nature, poetry, crafting, trivia, biographies, art, chocolate, tea, shopping, cruising, our madcap cats, friends
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Happy Tuesday - really late Sunday :-) I hadn't realized that my Paper Players post had not gone live until someone reminded me :-) So, here's our Paper Players challenge this week and the fabulous Laurie has chosen a CAS theme and it was a perfect opportunity for me to take out a die that Lou bought for me on a trip to Oz a few years ago. The die is called Tall Building Border die. However, the CAS member of the Paper Players did the ultimate boo-boo.... I missed the CAS part! But my kind PP family suggested that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Saturday It's the fabulous Sue's turn to host our Addicted to CAS Challenge and her theme is right up my alley - and this one is for you Joan! It was another excuse for me to ink up my Oopsie Daisy stamp and die from the Greetery and I mixed that with the Fit to be Tied die and a sentiment from the Sentiment Suite - Thinking of You - also from The Greetery. It was time to pull out my Knit Wits stencil and use some embossing paste instead of ink. I then stamped and die-cut the daisies... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Friday. It's another fabulous challenge at Festive Friday this week - the home of the INSPO list. The thing I always loved about Festive Friday challenges was the fact that you had a variety of different choices to use on a card. This week is no exception - as you can see from the list below. As we are celebrating World Bee Day - it was the perfect excuse to bring out my Honey Bee set from Stampin' Up! - an oldie, but always a goodie! Here's our INSPO list for this week: For my card I went with... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week - and it's color week. I didn't have quite the right colors and, looking at the finished photo, it's looking more pink that it is in real life - there really is more violet to the pink than it looks. But, as my cards are all still locked away - and my camera is MIA in a cardboard box somewhere, I can't rephotograph it! For today's challenge I inked up Oopsie Daisy, Mason Jar Fillers and Put a Bow on It from The Greetery. As... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday. It's my turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's theme week. The theme I choose was a perfect excuse to ink up by beloved Robin and Wren set from the Greetery and add a little bird nest from the new Spring Findings die cut - also from the Greetery. Here's our challenge: I began by stamping and die-cutting my little robin and then die-cut and blended browns onto the nest. I choose my favorite stencil - Knit Wits - to add background to my scene. All I needed to do was to stamp Happy... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Friday. It's another celebratory day across at Festive Friday - home of the INSPO list this week and we are celebrating - National Eat What you Want Day! It was a great excuse for me to ink up some new goodies from The Greetery - Sweet Tooth. My INSPO list choices: Food, birthday, pastels, red So, I have to admit... I am NOT A DONUT girl! In fact, I think I have only ever tried a donut once. I just don't see the whole passion for donuts. Now, gimme a good old English scone with jam and cream and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's sketch week. Joanne's unique sketch was a great excuse for me to ink up a set called Lemon Blossom from the Greetery. The little elements seemed perfect for the sketch! Even though I was tempted to add more embellishments, I decided to leave it clean and simple. Here's my card: How fabulous is that sentiment? :-) I hope you will join us and play along this week. As always the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you: Ann Claire Joanne Laurie LeAnne... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday. The fabulous Claire is hosting our challenge this week and it's a CAS theme challenge. Well..... errrr..... I had to quickly make another card for this challenge this afternoon as I had completely missed the CAS part of the challenge and created a card that was anything but! So, off to my craft room and it was a great excuse to pull out a new set that I purchased from The Greetery called Springtime. Here's our challenge: This card came together really easily. I stamped and die-cut the bunny and the umbrella and added them to the florals... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Saturday! It's the fabulous Barb's turn to host our AddictedtoCAS challenge this week. It was a great excuse to bring out a very old set from Skipping Stones called "Funny thing about men!" This is Barb's code word: I decided to have a little fun with this one - literally! I went with a humorous one layer card. I don't know about all you lades... but my hubby just won't stop and ask for directions! It doesn't matter how lost we are - or how late we are - he ain't going to stop and ask for directions! Here's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
What a fun card, Diane. I love the easel and your beautiful watercolor art! hugs jaydee
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Happy Friday. It's another awesome INSPO list at Festive Friday this week. Even though our theme this week is International Dance Day - the great thing about the INSPO list is that your card doesn't have to feature DANCE - it just has to accommodate 3 things from our INSPO list. It was the flexibility of the INSPO list that originally drew me to the challenge site. So, we hope you will join us and play along - and we can't wait to see which three elements inspire YOU. My choice? Patterned Paper, Dancer, Music, Vellum The Beautiful set was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Anne Marie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's color week. The colors that Anne Marie has chosen scared the check out of me......UNTIL I got out my copic markers and laid them down on a piece of white card stock. OH.... then.... I LOVED them! They are gorgeous together. I was so tempted to do a floral card and it took all of my self control to do something different! Luckily I needed a card for a friend who is really part of the "cafe culture" so I decided to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Ann's to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's a week for having a little fun and laughter. I don;t have a lot of stamps that are humorous - but I remembered I still have my old Hey Chick in my stash. I've had this since Stampin' Up! originally brought it out years ago. So, this was the perfect excuse to bring it out and ink it up! I stamped the images and quickly colored them. I added a wonky stitched rectangle die to the outside to frame my images and voila. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Friday. It's another day of celebration at Festive Friday home of the INSPO list! Today we are celebrating something near and dear to my heart - World Art Day and here is your inspo list. Remember you an choose any THREE words as inspiration for your card and it doesn't have to fit our overall theme. So, lots of great scope for creativity! For my card, I pulled out a very old set - I think I've had it about 10 years! But it is always perfect for this sort of challenge. I went with watercolor paper, primary colors... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's CLEAN AND SIMPLE week and Laurie's theme is BLOOMS. It was a wonderful excuse to ink up and color my favorite roses - Sketchbook Roses from The Greetery. I think when you see my card, you will see the inspiration from the fabulous badge that Nance created. I did a very lose watercolor for the roses and leaves. I used the Postal Frames die from The Greetery to add a little more interest on the card base. Here's my card: I went with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week. The sketch made it perfect to use up some fabulous DSP that I have been hoarding for years! I used my old my favorite thing rectangle dies to cut three pieces of DSP and glued them onto my card base. All I had to do was stamp a large sentiment and die-cut it, add a couple of birds and, voila, the card was done! Here's my card: I hope you will join us and play along with our challenge this week. We would love to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Vicky's turn to host our AddictedtoCAS this week and this is her code word. Now, as I am just on the cusp of Pisces - and I mean just! On some calendars I am listed as Aries and others Pisces. Regardless I was born at 11pm-ish on March 20 and I just love water! So, this challenge was right up my alley and was a perfect excuse to ink up one of my favorite My Favorite Things stamp sets called Gill Friends! I began by masking off one third of my card base and blending... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Friday. It's another celebration day at Festive Friday and we have a great INSPO list for you. This INSPO list was the perfect inspiration for a pinwheel party and I totally embraced the pinwheels and bright colors. I inked up my stencils from Pinwheel Party by The Greetery and the accompanying dies. I brought out colors that I would never put together on a card. These days in Minnesota are dull and the only colors are white from the snow, brown from the leafless trees, and the color of the roads! So the idea of bright colors really made... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's color week. As I am desperate for some bright colors at the end of this long winter, it was a great excuse to ink up my Botanicuts Lily and Pine Bough dies from The Greetery in these bright colors. Now, these colors are not a natural fit for me. Yellow and orange with pale green are not colors that I lean into - especially together. But, once I had started to color my florals, I realized how bright and cheerful they are. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday. It's my turn to host the Paper Players challenge this week and it's theme week. It was a great excuse to ink up the Flower Market Bouquet set from the Greetery in bright reds, greens and yellows. It's at this time of the winter that I am desperate to see some color! I finished this card really late yesterday, so wasn't able to photograph it in day light, which is what I normally do. Today is dull as we had a snow/ice storm last night and it is really cloudy. So, I wasn't able to get a better... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Friday. It's another INSPO list at Festive Friday and we have another great holiday to share with you. Well, this is a celebration day I can really rally around. However, we still have way too much snow on the ground, so we can't physically plant anything, but we will be thinking about spring soon! For my card I used Stencils, Flowers and Green. I used this INSPO list to create a birthday card. It was a great excuse to bring out the Botanicuts Wildflower and Posy Pocket dies from the Greetery. I used my favorite Knit Wits stencil for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players challenge and it's CAS week and Ann has a theme of Wild about Wildlife. I needed a card for a friend at work who always manages to make me laugh, even on the worst of conference calls. So, to thank him, I made a card to wish him a happy new year and to thank him for having helped me get through last year. As he's recently been on safari in Africa, I thought the Laughing Animals set from Paper Rose was perfect! I stamped, colored and fussy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Saturday. It's another challenge at Addicted to CAS this week and the fabulous Toni is our host. I loved her code word this week and it was a great excuse for me to bring out an oldy but goodie stamp set from Katzelkraft called Les Jungles. Having spent over two decades in Africa, I have been incredibly lucky to see lions in their native habitat and I have to tell you, it is one of the most amazing experiences and it never got old. One of my luckiest encounters was early in the morning, before the sun had risen,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Friday! It's another fabulous challenge at Festive Friday this week and we have a great festivity for you. I mean.... it's National Peanut Butter Lover's Day! What a great excuse to bring out my Love & Cookies stamps and dies from The Greetery. Well.... I have to admit.... and I know I will be in the absolute minority on this.. BUT.... (can you hear me whispering!.... I hate peanut butter! There, I said it! I just absolutely detest peanut butter! And the idea of peanut butter and jelly is ... well... I won't say it:-) So, did you get... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2022 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Diane, I just love these colors and that fabulous embossed background - I really need to go find that! Mixed with the DSPs... just gorgeous hugs jaydee