>> Friday, May 20, 2011 – Featured Friday Cardmaker
Hello everyone! This week I'd like you to meet Beth, from Hartland, MI. I know you'll enjoy her cards and learning a bit about her as much as I have. Beth doesn't have a blog so be sure to leave her your comments here at the end of this post.
How long have you been stamping? Since Oct. 2009. I have been scrapbooking since 2005 and in 2008 switched almost totally to digital for my scrapbooking. Stamping is new to me since I didn’t use it much in my scrapbooking. I love being able to use up all my scrapbooking papers for the OWH cards.
Do you have a craft room or specific area where you stamp/craft? I haven’t had a specific place to stamp/craft but my oldest son just moved and I am going to take over his old bedroom for my craft room.
What are your favorite stamp/craft products? My Cuttlebug and all the neat things you can do with the embossed papers and cutting dies. I just started using the cutting dies (Nestabilities) and I love what I can make with them. I love the digital stamps that OWH has for us. I am making a bunch of birthday cards with the Frantoonie stamps.
Do you have a favorite technique? I feel like I am still a beginner and have so much to learn. I have learned a lot from my friend, Nan, who has been making cards for 20 yrs. We get together to make OWH cards every Friday night.
I go to the Stars and Stripes blog and read/watch the tutorials for ideas and new techniques. I want to try the pinwheels and dryer sheets next. I loved the embossed flower card Pam made. I made a bunch of those for Mother’s Day and I have been watching the blog and Facebook for Father’s Day ideas.
Are there colors you love to include on your cards? I love blues and greens and mauves/pinks. I like making bright cards for kid’s birthdays.
How did you hear about Operation Write Home? I got a digital scrapbooking newsletter from Simple Scrapper that had a contest to make cards for OWH. I thought it was a fantastic idea so I got some of the Moms in our 4-H group and Nan to join me making cards. We started getting together once a month for a whole day of card making and now we get together on Friday nights because of working schedules.
What motivates you to make cards for our heroes? My Dad was in the Army and my uncle went over to Iraq as a surgeon when the war first started so I wanted to do something for those that are serving. I started in Oct. 2009 and then my youngest son enlisted in the Army in Dec. 2009 so I have a very strong reason to support all our troops. He just graduated from his advanced training and is going to his new assignment.