A special note about today's featured cardmaker: Nan doesn't have a computer! She's involved with OWH courtesy of her friends Beth and Patty, who keep up with OWH on the blogs and Facebook.
How long have you been stamping?
I have stamped for more than 20 years but much more intensely the last 8 or so years. I belonged to a stamping club for 4 years. Each month we learned some new technique or style of card. We also had a challenge each month. We decided on a theme, or technique and swapped 1 with each member of the group along with some explanation.
I do have a craft room. I spend more time in that room than any other.
I like them all which gets expensive.
In general, my cards are humorous or whimsical. Even my sympathy cards will make you smile. Mechanical cards are fun to make, too. I use some unusual papers and embellishments. Wallpaper and window screening as examples. I have talked about OWH a lot and some people have given me some donations to use for the cards. One lady gave me a very big bunch of stamps. Another gave me 9 rolls of great wallpaper. Oh, what fun!
I've used most colors on my cards but my favorites are more earth tones.
Last fall I prayed for a ministry for my card making abilities. In Nov., a very good friend presented me with OWH. Nuff said, I was in. She heard about it from another 4-H mom, who read about it in the Simple Scrapper newsletter. The number of ladies in our OWH group varies but there is a core group of 4. They even let me teach as they are scrapbookers and talented too. My church lets us meet in one of its buildings.