Thursday, March 30, 2023

Ready? Set? Launch!


After lots of fits-and-starts, several out-and-out belly laughs, a few curses, and an abundance of head scratching, my blog has officially been launched (unless you count all those times I hit “publish” when I shouldn’t have)!

It’s not perfect.  I still haven’t quite found the exact right writing style for my card-making posts and Lord knows I have a lot to learn about taking good photos!  But rather than wait 10 more years until I get it perfected I thought I’d let you all in on this journey with me.

Mostly, this site will be for my art – which is why I named it “Studio JD”.  Lately, my focus has been on making handmade cards, but I also love painting and making jewelry so you’ll see some of those projects sprinkled in here too.

Knowing me, I’ll probably throw in a few posts about life once in a while.  🙂

Speaking about life:  I have a husband I love with all my heart, a puppy that brings me joy every minute, and a career that I am both passionate about and grateful for every day.  That means that this blog, along with the art that it’s based on, are things I do in my free time.  Usually fueled by coffee or Coke Zero.

I hope you’ll stop by from time to time to see what I’ve been up to!

All the best,


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Designer & Content Creator

I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.



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