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 fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

I hope that by sharing my cards and other art with you here on my blog I can inspire you to create something you love!


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