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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 Sunday. It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's sketch week. This sketch gave me the opportunity to bring out a new set I got before I went away called Dancin' Monsters and the dies are from Spellbinders. As you can probably tell, I am still making kids cards for a local medical facility here in our town. I loved this set of monsters as their little legs can be set to dance with nothing but. simple foam square/circle and you can color them and dress them up with different eyes and... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Saturday. It's another clean and simple challenge across at Addicted to CAS this week and our hostess Vicki D has a fun code word for us. It was the perfect excuse to bring out one of my favorite MFT sets called Party Animals. Here's a sneak peek: I paired this set with a SSS embossing folder and had some fun doing some simple coloring with my Copic markers. Another card that is going off to a local group who were looking for birthday cards for kids. Here's my card: I hope you will join us and play along with... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Friday and greetings from a warm and sunny Minnesota. It's another INSPO challenge across at Festive Friday and this week celebrates all of those wonderful Dad's in our life. As my Dad has been gone since 1985, I decided to make a masculine card using elements of the INSPO list instead. This is another card that will be donated to one of our local medical facilities for use by the residents. I used the Rock Star set from Stampin' Up! that I ordered just before I went on my trip and this was the first time I had inked... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago 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 she has such a fun Clean and Simple Theme for us. Oh... and this week I managed to remember that it was Clean and Simple!!! Anne Marie's theme was a great excuse for me to pull out one of my old favorites from Paper Rose Studios called Laughing Animals. Here's a sneak peek: And here's Anne Marie's theme: I have lots of crafting supplies but I really don't have a lot that are in the funny category, so this old set tends to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday and greetings from a warm and summery Minnesota! So, I am back home after my whirlwind trip to Seattle - more about that after my card. It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has chosen some wonderful colors for us. I don't know why, but they reminded me of ice cream! So, I was able to take out a set of dies that I hadn't used from Alexandra Renke called Ice Cream in Cones. Here's a sneak peek: And here is Ann's challenge: Such a gorgeous, fresh color scheme. M... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Friday and greetings from Seattle! Yep... Seattle! It's another INSPO challenge across at FestiveFriday this week and we are celebrating BROTHER'S. As always, you don't have to follow the theme on our challenge, you just need to include at least 3 items from our INSPO LIST on your creation. As my brother has been gone 17 years (how on earth could it be that long!) I chose to use three items from our INSPO LIST instead. I got to use some items that arrived whilst I was away from PhotoPlay's Moon and Back collection. In fact, I made over... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Wednesday and greetings from a beautiful sunny Minnesota! Honey, I'm home! And it feels strange writing about my travels now that I am home, but I did want to finish up writing about some of my favorite places. Today it's all about Singapore. Lou and I were lucky enough to live in Singapore back in the 90s. Gosh, I feel SO old just writing that - but, truth be told, it was a long time ago! It's been a minute (or two) since I was last there, so I was really looking forward to going back. Quite a lot... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday and greetings from New York! It's another challenge across at the Paper Players this week and LeAnne has a fabulous theme for us. This fun theme inspired me to pull out an old MFT set called Happy Birthday Herd. Here's a sneak peek: And here's LeAnne's challenge: For my card I stamped two of the images and framed them in the photoframe die - also from MFT. I did some quick coloring with my Copic markers and used an old stencil to add a little background texture, and ground the images. I added a quick sentiment and some... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Friday and greetings from just off the coast of Nova Scotia. Well, it's another foggy day here but the air is crisp and clean and there is a cool breeze. I just love this part of the world, but it seems that every time we sail past here, we don't see anything but fog. However, that doesn't put me off! My post today is about a place that is almost 8,500 miles from Nova Scotia. Vietnam. Before I start saying anything about the trip I have to say that Vietnam was an amazing revelation. It was everything I thought... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Wednesday and greetings from a cold, cloudy Atlantic Ocean. Well, just a few days left until we reach land and my dreams of whiling away the hours sitting on my balcony enjoying a little sun are not quite the same in reality:-). However, the weather gives me the perfect excuse to catch up on my travel updates. We spent two days in Hong Kong and, even though I have been there several times, it's still a vibrant, interesting and exciting city to revisit anytime. As I have done most of the tourist sites in Hong Kong including Stanley Market,... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Tuesday and greetings from the Atlantic Ocean. Well, it's a cold, windy, wet and bumpy day on board QM2 today and after all the warm places we have visited, it's feeling a little more chill than it would normally. However, today's post covers places that were a lot warmer. After Australia we landed in Bitung in Indonesia. It was one of the few ports where I didn't disembark. Instead I stayed on board and just appreciated the sun and the silence. There is a huge difference between flying into Indonesia and sailing. The latter gives you the time to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Monday. Greetings from the Atlantic - again! I'm so far behind on my travel updates that it's hard to believe that I was in Sydney in late February! Lou and I flew over to Sydney after our trip to Perth. We spent a night visiting with L & S and then drove up to the Blue Mountains for a nice relaxing weekend at a wonderful little hotel. I thought that three days away in a nice retreat would be good for both of us after a pretty exhausting two years. Because we flew from Perth to Sydney I managed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday and greetings from Southampton. It's another challenge across at The Paper Players this week and Joanne is our host. She's created a great sketch for us and it was the perfect opportunity for me to ink up a set I bought on sale at Pinkfresh Studio. It's a set called Celebrate in Style and in a fit of madness, I chose pink as my primary color. For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you will probably know that pink is not my go to color! Considering this card was made in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday and greetings from off the coast of Senegal. It's my turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's Clean and Simple Week. And, for once, I actually remembered it was CAS week when I made my card! For the challenge I choose a CAS theme and that gave me the opportunity to break out a die set I bought from Alexandra Renke called Die Layered Flowered #6. Not an original name, but I guess it is descriptive :-) Here's a sneak peek: Oh... and here's our theme for this week: I die-cut my flower and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday and greetings from a foggy Atlantic Ocean! It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's color week. For my card I decided to use some butterflies from the Pinkfresh Studio Small Butterflies die. I had such fun making this card. Here's a sneak peek: Here are Claire's color challenge: With these colors I couldn't help but go with a rainbow card:-). I stamped four of the butterflies with versamark and heat set them with white embossing powder. I then used the matching die-cuts. I just love these butterflies and even though... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Friday and greetings from Cape Town. Yep... we are back here :-) It's another INSPO challenge across at Festive Friday this week and we are celebrating all the wonderful bright colors and happy symbols of Cinco de Mayo. For me, it was the perfect opportunity to bring out some old My Favorite Things dies and make up some delicious looking cocktails. Oh.. yeah... and apologies that it's a slimline - but... seriously... for this card, it just had to be! :-) Here's a sneak peek: Our theme maybe Cinco de Mayo but, as always, you don't need to follow... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Wednesday and greetings from off the coast of South Africa where the winds are gale force and the seas have swells around 25 feet! It's been a rocky night and morning, but no where near as bad as the TransAtlantic crossing in January! After the incredibly calm and flat seas we have had, I suppose we had to have this sort of weather at some point. As I write this I am watching the swells rising outside of my cabin and, even though it is really hard to see just how big they are, you can tell from the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday and greetings from off the coast of Madagascar! It's the fabulous Anne Marie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's theme week. Oh and it's a theme that my friends in the UK can really relate to!!! I also have to tell you that the card this week is NOT a mini slimline. yay. :-). In fact this week's card was a perfect opportunity to use some of the die-cuts I bought from Alexandra Renke, including two of my favorite butterfly dies. Here's a sneak peek: Oh...and here is Anne Marie's theme challenge: To... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday and Happy Easter. May this joyful season fill your heart with renewed hope, love and peace. Greetings from Sri Lanka! Today the fabulous Ann has a wonderful tic-tac-toe for us across at the Paper Players this week. I love tic-tac-toe week as they generally get my creative juices running and get me out of a rut. Looking back at what I was doing in December before I left on my trip.... that doesn't seem to have worked this time around as, guess what, yep. You got it! It's a slimline!!! This time I pulled out a set of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Saturday and greetings again from the Bay of Bengal. We have another challenge for you across at AddictedtoCAS this week and Sue has chosen a challenge that I know a lot of you can relate to as there has been so much of it around in certain areas! For me, it was a great excuse to pull out a very old set that came free in one of the British card making magazines. Lou bought the magazine in one of the airports in Australia on sale for a steal. So this little set (that I love) went from the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Friday and greetings from the Bay of Bengal. It's another INSPO list challenge across at Festive Friday this week and our challenge theme this week is close to my heart. It was the perfect excuse to bring out my Pinkfresh Studio Small Butterflies stamp, die and stencil set. Here's a sneak peek: I just love butterflies and I had great fun chosing some spring colors for this card. I added an old branch die from the Stamp Market to the background for a little added interest. Oh, and no surprises, it's a slimline! I promise I will be showcasing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday and greetings from somewhere off the east coast of Vietnam! It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and - once again - I managed to NOT see the CLEAN and SIMPLE on this challenge. Grrrrrr.... but... as I am thousands of miles away from my crafting goodies I'm stuck with it! Note to self... next time you are rushing to get things done before a trip - stop and read!!!!! Here's a preview of my NOT SO clean and simple card! And here is Joanne's challenge for this week: Flowers and slimline... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Saturday and greetings from Chan May in Vietnam. It's another Clean and Simple challenge across at Addicted to CAS and Toni is our hostess for this week. Her code word was one of my favorites and inspired me to bring out one of my (very few) betterpress plates - Pressed Bouquet from Spellbinders. Here's a sneak peek: And here is Toni's code word for our challenge this week: Considering I used an awful lot of florals to make the cards before I left on my world cruise - you can see how I would have been excited about this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Friday and greetings from Hong Kong! It's another INSPO challenge across at Festive Friday for you and this week we are celebrating Easter. As usual, you don't have to follow our theme - you just need to choose at least three of the items from our INSPO list to include on your creation. I decided it was time to pull out an old set from The Greetery featuring lilies. After all - they are just perfect for Easter themed cards. Mind you, I didn't follow the theme and made this a happy you day card. Here's a sneak peek:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Happy Sunday and greetings from somewhere in the Indonesian archipelago! It's my turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's color week! I chose a bright and cheerful color scheme and I decided to make a floral birthday card using a set I can on sale from Pinkfresh Studio called It's a New Day. Here's a sneak peek: Here's our challenge for this week: I made ANOTHER mini slimline... I think I might need an intervention when I get back :-). I used the mini slimline scalloped frames for the base of the card and I stamped... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2024 at Stampin! with Jaydee