Featured Cardmaker: Barb H, Milton WI


Meet Barb, who blogs at Paper Therapy Ponderings!

How long have you been stamping? I have been card making for 7 - 8 years. I don’t remember when I started but my friend Mary thought we should take some classes on stamping and I was hooked.. I really don’t consider myself a stamper but when I look at all the stamps I have accumulated and keep buying – I must be some sort of a stamper. This year my New Year’s resolution was to learn how to color – and I am coloring better and have added quite a few Copics to my coloring collection.

Do you have a craft room or specific area where you make cards? I have half the basement which is set up for my card making – but the card making supplied do seem to show up in almost every room of the house. In the bathroom you will always find a card magazine for some good reading – you have to make all your time count.

Do you have a favorite technique? I really don’t have a favorite technique – I love to learn new things and be exposed to new products to see if it is something “I Need”. I do believe I could create for several years with only buying bases for my cards.

Are there colors you love to include on your cards? I love all colors. It seems when paper is out on the table I make several cards out of it. I think it is great fun to make Christmas cards with non traditional colors – how about an orange Christmas card? A baby card which is not pink or blue.

How did you hear about Operation Write Home? I think I have always known about you but I read about you again on Two Peas and that is when I decided to look into making cards for our heroes.

What motivates you to make cards for our heroes? I have been touched by a special family which I highlighted on my Memorial Day blog hop post – the Ty Edwards family. Becoming a friend of Anna (who is a wonderfully talented artist) and seeing what she, the children and Ty went through with deployments and Ty’s injury made me understand the family of our soldiers. Knowing that there are children out there like Alaina and Mason who would love to get a card from their Dad or Mom who is deployed or the spouse or family to receive a card motivates me to make cards. It is also a wonderful way to use your supplies or a good excuse to buy more supplies.



Paula  – (September 17, 2010 at 11:53 AM)  

Beautiful cards Barb!I love all the details in the last snowman card and the colors are striking... a great example of how using atypical colors can result in a fabulous crd!

Cindy's Card Co  – (September 17, 2010 at 11:57 AM)  

Yeah Barb, another Wisconsinite make the cardmaker of the week. I was back in Feb. Congrats.

Kim  – (September 17, 2010 at 2:16 PM)  

Congratulations Barb on being the featured guest this week! You know I LOVE your cards --- and think you are just SO talented! I am also impressed with all of the cards you send to the troops.......and how much you love doing it! You are the best! All of the cards you have here are just beautiful!

Yolanda  – (September 17, 2010 at 8:15 PM)  

So many cute card! I really like your snowman.

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