Featured Cardmaker: Jan R, Modesto CA

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!

How long have you been stamping?
I have been stamping for a little over 15 years. I love all sorts of crafts but stamping is my passion.

Do you have a craft room of specific area where you stamp? 
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.

What are your favorite stamp products?
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.

Do you have a favorite technique?
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.

How did you hear about Operation Write Home?
I heard about OWH on one of the blogs that I stumbled across in my blog surfing.

What motivates you to make cards for our heroes? 
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.

Cindi (aka iring)  – (April 9, 2010 at 7:02 AM)  

Nice to meet you Jan! I love your cards, especially the one that says "It's an army life!"

Rhonda Miller  – (April 9, 2010 at 7:56 AM)  

Wow, what great cards. That is my dream craft room. Thanks for letting us get to know you.

Jan Hunnicutt  – (April 9, 2010 at 8:41 AM)  

I love what you've done with the top note die, so cute! And your craft room is to die for ;), nice to meet you today, I can't wait to visit your blog.

Seongsook Duncan  – (April 9, 2010 at 9:34 AM)  

Wow~ Beautiful cards and inspiring story. I like your techniques that you used in your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn  – (April 9, 2010 at 10:44 AM)  

I love all of the cards shown here, your room is also fantastic.

Dawn  – (April 9, 2010 at 10:44 AM)  

I love all of the cards shown here, your room is also fantastic.

Dawn  – (April 9, 2010 at 10:44 AM)  

I love all of the cards shown here, your room is also fantastic.

Carol L  – (April 9, 2010 at 11:06 AM)  

Hi Jan, it's so nice to meet you as the featured stamper this week! I see you like (and use) the top note die as often as I do :) Your cards are beautiful with all the embossed texture and great colors and I'm drooling over that fabulous, well-organized craft room of yours!!

Kelly Booth  – (April 9, 2010 at 12:32 PM)  

Your a Wonderful stamper Jan...congrats on being recognized here....You rock!!

Paula S.  – (April 9, 2010 at 12:40 PM)  

What fantastic cards Jan. They are all so beautiful. The details really make these special. Someone with your talent most definitely *needs* a dedicated craft room, I am glad you have one. Thanks for sharing your cards and introducing yourself to all of us.

Jen M  – (April 9, 2010 at 2:09 PM)  

Fabulous work, Jan - and WOW! What a craft space! :)

Nancy F –   – (April 9, 2010 at 2:29 PM)  

I want to move into your craft room!!!!

Anita  – (April 9, 2010 at 7:10 PM)  

It is great to meet a fellow crafter. You are so close to me. I am in Turlock, CA. It would be great to get together to craft. anitamocha@charter.net

Cyn  – (April 10, 2010 at 9:33 AM)  

LOVE your cards! You are a talented lady! I am also SOOOO jealous of your craftroom! Very nice space.

Cheryl  – (April 10, 2010 at 9:40 AM)  

Your cards are gorgeous and I too am "in waiting" for a child (18) to move out to get a guest/CRAFT room...is this bad of me? lol But as I wait I have a craft "nook" underneath my sons(8) loft bed! I just set up my sewing machine in his room too so i can try card stitching -you're an inspiration!

Beverley  – (April 10, 2010 at 10:48 AM)  

Great cards...fabulous craft room...thanks for sharing.

Stampin' HUGZ

PCM  – (April 12, 2010 at 11:15 AM)  

Jan, your cards are beautiful. I especially like the pink and red one that says Happiness always - lovely!! I might just have to case it! TFS

sfrasula  – (April 13, 2010 at 5:35 PM)  

Jan's cards are always awesome. Congratulations on being recognized here.

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