Feb 11 2008

About Me

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Hi,  I’m Jerri Jimenez.   I live in Tampa, Florida.  I have two sons, Stephen 26 and Daniel 24.  Stephen attends Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Stephen is in graduate school working on a Ph.D. in civil engineering with an emphasis on fracture mechanics and will be graduating December 2017. Daniel attends the University of Central Florida in Orlando and is currently in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, he will be graduating May 2020.

This blog would not have been possible without the help of my son, Stephen.  Thank you Stephen for putting up with my whining, tantrums and impatience during the construction phase.  You deserve combat pay sweetheart, I love you dearly for having patience with me!

I was first introduced to stamping in May of 2005.  Paper crafting is a blessing in my life. I am so thankful to God for giving me a love of taking ordinary paper and creating something magical with it. My paper crafting toys live  in my craft room, which I affectionately call my studio. In 2009 I discovered parchment craft while attending CHA in Chicago. I fell in love with the beauty of the craft. Since there were no instructors in my area, I set about teaching myself my purchasing as many books as I could find, as well as the tools and paper needed to learn the craft.

I am now eight years into my parchment craft journey and am a Registered Pergamano instructor, a Level 3 Tutor with the Academy of Independent Parchment Craft Tutors, as well as a member of the Parchment Guild, Associate Level.

My hobbies include paper crafting, water color, designing, sewing (cross stitch on linen), and gardening.

14 responses so far

14 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Jenn says:

    oh my goodness. This is *well worth* the effort and stress. . .BEAUTIFUL!

  2. Daven says:

    looks great Jerri, glad you stuck with it!

  3. evette says:

    This is my first time on your site…LOVE IT. Since I am a glitter queen and love to color….you are someone I need to get to know. Have been “addicted” to stamping and card making since 2006. My best friend in Ohio got me started in it all by being a demo for SU. So finally this past March I became a hobby demo myself!!! Gotta find ways to support my habit, since I am a disabled nurse for the past nine years due to a work related injury and arthritis. Going to really enjoy coming onto your site and want to thank you for reading my comment. God bless. evette from NYstate

  4. Sarah says:

    Jerri, I found your website through a link from the Barefoot Stamper. I love your site. I first saw the Carrie Lou line of stamps at a stamp store in Lakeland Florida. I fell in love with them. You have done BEAUTIFUL work with these stamps. You’ve inspried me to pull them out and work with them again.

  5. Pauline Vairo says:

    Jeri, Your Blog is just beautiful, your work is fabulous!! I love it.

  6. Valerie Sas says:

    What glorious cards to see here and so much love and dedication gone into the making of them.Your blog is stunning and gives everyone who visits joy to view your work.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Love Val x

  7. Suzi Edwards says:

    I received the items I ordered from you today. I have never received better service! Thank you for the inspirational blog and gorgeous creations.
    Suzi Edwards

  8. Margie says:

    Jerri: “Everything” you do is so lovely. I always look forward to your blog. Your tutorials make it look so easy until I try and master them. LOL I do have a question. What is embossing paper? How is it different than regular paper? Do you ever offer classes? I am a snowbird and winter in Fort Myers. I would love to learn some of your techniques. I can hardly wait to see more of your beautiful creations.

    A Happy Stamper,

  9. Mette says:

    Hi there,
    I have just found your blog and love it you have some gorgeous tutorials that i will be trying out in the not to distant future – i htink i see my summer projects.

    Can you tell me please what is a mum ?
    When i first looked at it I thought it was a tutorial just for mums’s as I am Australian, then realised you are not so couldnt be that, then i thought it was a mothers day tutoria, nope , I am assuming it is the flower I have worked that bit out but what sort of flower is it. It looks somewhat like a chrysanthumum but i wasnt sure (not that it matters was just bugging me lol)

    Thank you for some awesome projects

  10. Sue says:

    Your blog is awesome!! Great work and plaanning!! Love meeting and sitting by you today!

  11. Absolutely stunning! Your blog, tutorials, ideas, are just beautiful. I am linking your blog on mine. I don’t want to miss a post.

  12. Brenda Carbon says:

    Jeri-Your work is beautiful and I admire your creativity. I would never attempt to do the kind of work you do but I am addicted to stamping and have been for about 29 years. I moved to the “south” (near Nashville, TN) from NW Indiana about 2 years ago which is quite a change. Keep up the great work! Your art is refreshing and inspirational. Thank you!!!

  13. Mo Melia says:

    Jerri, I have just found your blog through Pinterest after seeing the parchment bird that you created – absolutely stunning! You really have been blessed, not only with two great boys, but also with your crafting too. Your parchment work is outstanding and an inspiration to us all, especially to me.

    I live in Liverpool, UK and have been parching for about a year so I have a very long way to go to reach your standards. You mention Barbara Gray and she is another great artist and a favourite of mine too. I’m actually visiting a craft show today 6th May) called Happy Stampers Northwest which is in a beautiful place called Port Sunlight, Wirral (http://portsunlightvillage.com/about-us/) and Clarity Stamps will be there so I’m hoping Barbara will be too.

    I have bookmarked your page so please continue with your great and inspiring work.


  14. Phyllis says:

    I have followed your site for several years off and on and am just in awe of the flowers you create. I have been making cards for about 8 years, but still am somewhat intimated at making my own flowers. I have recently been given the task of doing some decorating for our community for a luau that’s coming up and have been searching for a good way to make hibiscus and have not found any really good tutorials. Have you ever made hibiscus and if so, do you have any how-tos, tutorials or references that might help me?
    Thanks for your beautiful work and inspiration.


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