Happy Friday Everyone! This week I'm excited to introduce Denise and to share some of her terrific cards with all of you. Denise does not have a blog so be sure to say hello and leave her a comment at the end of this post.
How long have you been stamping?
I have only been stamping about 2 years but doing some type of craft since I was 15. I taught myself counted cross stitch, which is my first "addiction" , then about 6 years ago purchased a card making kit and loved it. I will try most things crafty just to see what they are like.
Do you have a craft room or specific area where you stamp?
We have a spare room that is half devoted to our computer and the other half is my craft area. I have to say the craft half is growing slowly. My goal is to purchase a Scrapbox so I can have everything nice and neat in one spot, no more searching for something---nice to dream!!
What are your favorite stamp products?
I LOVE the Stamps of life by Stephanie Bernard, they are a great line of clear stamps that can be interchanged with each other so you get a lot for you dollar. I also just bought a Sizzix Texture Boutique that I love using to get the different textures in my cards.
Do you have a favorite technique?
I think I really lean toward the embossing with the Sizzix. It is simple but gives a great look.
Are there colors you love to include on your cards?
I love the darker colors, black and red especially. But I am trying to get more pastels in there too.
How did you hear about Operation Write Home?
I had been making cards for my family and friends for a few years, and just signed up for my Facebook page when my friend, Erica (also an OWH cardmaker) told me about Operation Write Home. I went on the site and of course got hooked!!
What motivates you to make cards for our heroes?
My Mom and Dad were both Marines, I was born in New Bern, NC while they were stationed at Cherry Point, so the understanding of the military was always in my family. We have family members that have been deployed so you know what others are feeling waiting to hear from them. I guess I make cards to help give families that little piece of mind that their hero is OK. I know there will always be that fear, but when that cards comes in the mail I can just imagine the joy it gives. Not to mention relief, for a while at least. Some people may say it is "just a card" but if you haven't seen someone you love for a month or more--it is like a lifeline. One that I will enjoy making as long as the need is there--Keeping families together, one card at a time. :)