This week I am excited to introduce everyone to Kathy. She and her husband Chris (aka Mr. Wonderful!) are retired and live in Olympia, WA. Kathy tells me that she is a "relative newbie to this wonderful craft", though I think you'll agree with me that you would never know it by her beautiful cards. She doesn't have a blog (though she has thought about starting one — I for one hope she does!) so be sure to leave her a comment at the end of this post.
How long have you been stamping? I was introduced to scrapbooking a few years ago, but soon discovered cardmaking, and that’s when my love affair with paper and ink began. I played on and off for awhile, but started to get serious last Christmas when I discovered OWH.
Do you have a craft room or specific area where you stamp/craft? I’m lucky to have my own room. In fact, my sweet husband, who is a cabinet maker, just finished helping me redo my “studio” (really a 11’ x 13’ guest room that hadn’t seen a guest years. The ultimate in repurposing, don’t you think? LOL) I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I like having all of my tools and supplies handy, but I don’t necessarily want to see everything all the time since I tend to get distracted by the colors and patterns of all the papers, ribbons and other goodies I’ve collected. So we managed to come up with a U-shaped configuration with lots of work surface, tons of drawers and shelving and fabulous light. I am so blessed.
Are there colors you love to include on your cards? I love to play with color, so I’m always trying new combinations. I do find the seasons often drive my color choices, though, so I tend to use pastels in the spring, brights in the summer, earth tones for fall, and neutrals for winter. The occasion and recipient can also determine my choices. And then there are all those wonderful designers and bloggers who come up with amazing combinations! So I guess the answer to your question is I love them all! Well, except for maybe purple. I really struggle using purple.