>> Friday, April 9, 2010 – Featured Friday Cardmaker
This week's featured cardmaker is Jan....after you check out her cards and story here, be sure to go visit her blog, ArtFriendzy — she has even more work to inspire you!
I have been stamping for a little over 15 years. I love all sorts of crafts but stamping is my passion.
I do have my own craft room (pic attached). It took me many years to be able to have this wonderful room dedicated to my crafts. We have 5 children so 4 of them needed to move out and be on their own before I could manage to get a room of my own.
I love Copic markers, rubber stamps and ribbon. I guess there really isn't anything that I don't like that's associated with stamping. I probably have a little of everything in my stash from over the years.
I have loved many different techniques over my years of stamping but the latest technique I use often is stitching on my cards. I just bought a little inexpensive sewing machine that sits on my craft table just for paper crafting.
I heard about OWH on one of the blogs that I stumbled across in my blog surfing.
My daughter is in the Army and I began sending her cards when she left for boot camp in 2008. Once her friends saw the cards and the connection to home they all wanted one. I mailed many, many cards to soldiers in the U.S. and after seeing the impact it had on them I knew I needed to become involved in OWH for our soldiers who are overseas. I want our soldiers to know that we are thinking of them and praising their service, and OWH is one way to show our support. My daughter is serving in Germany and I keep her supplied with a stash of homemade cards for her personal use.