>> Friday, March 23, 2012 – Featured Friday Cardmaker
Happy Friday everyone! I'm so excited to be able to introduce you all to Glenda this week and to share some of her wonderful cards with you. Glenda does not have a blog, but I'm not above shamelessly suggesting she simply must consider at least a Flickr gallery so we can see more of her work. In the meanwhile soak up all the inspiration you can from these card shares and leave her some love in the comments section at the end of this post!
How long have you been stamping?Less than two years. I still consider myself any amateur! I am one of those people, though, who has done crafts all my life: I sewed my own clothes back in the ‘60s when girls still had to wear dresses and skirts to school. I dabbled in crochet and made those flower child vests in the ‘70s. Then I did cross stitch and embroidery for quite a few years. In 1989, I got into quilting and still enjoy that. I worked at a quilt shop for 5 years and have a HUGE fabric stash. Now I am working on my card-making stash!
Do you have a craft room or specific area where you stamp/craft? I use the family room and the kitchen island counter (good height). A lot of my quilting stuff is in the family room, too, so it’s always messy--but creatively so, right? My husband has his own “office” with TV/surround sound, so he never complains about the clutter. He also wholeheartedly supports OWH.
What are your favorite stamp/craft products? Copic markers are my new favorites. I recently took my first coloring class at my local Impress store and am enjoying using them very much. Sandy’s tutorials are a wonderful resource and have taught me so much. Things I use all the time are my ATG (pink one), acrylic stamps, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and Tonic paper trimmer.
Do you have a favorite technique? Coloring! I also like paper-piecing, and want to start embossing. I like CAS as a style. Someone involved with OWH compared it to “the little black dress” of cards. I love that.
Are there colors you love to include on your cards? Blue is my personal favorite, but I use any and all colors. I like to coordinate with a nice design paper or whatever image I’ve colored.
How did you hear about Operation Write Home? I met Sandy at a care package packing party (for military) at the large church we both attend. She brought sets of beautiful cards and hero letters to add to each box. The first cards I ever made were from kits Sandy created for an “assembly” party. What a start, huh.
What motivates you to make cards for our heroes? My relatives have served in the Army, Navy and Air Force; I lived the move-every-two-years lifestyle for my first 11 years. But, it was when 911 happened that I really felt a need to support those fighting for our country and its freedoms. I’m so thankful for our heroes, at home and abroad.