Hello everyone! TGIF! This week I have the pleasure of introducing you all to Marlene and to share a few of her great cards with you. Marlene currently serves on the OWH Board of Directors (along with a bunch of other amazing ladies) and you can read more about her here. She doesn't have a blog but I do hope you will take a moment to say hello and leave her a comment at the end of this post.
How long have you been stamping? Two years
Do you have a craft room or specific area where you stamp/craft?
Do you have a favorite technique? Not really. I like putting yummy papers and colors together to make the base of the card, then add an appropriate sentiment. I am a photographer, so sometimes use my photos as well.
Are there colors you love to include on your cards? I am such a beach bum. I have three rooms in my house decorated in sea greens, cornflower, azure blues and purples. The other combinations I like are the Kraft card stocks with red and black and yellow with black. I like deep contrasts as well.
How did you hear about Operation Write Home? The son of a friend of mine shipped to Iraq in 2009. She and I scrapbooked together and she heard about Operation Write Home. Now we make cards for our heroes once a month at my house with a bunch of other women. We call ourselves Crop Circles.
What motivates you to make cards for our heroes? I love being able to help families keep in touch with each other. My husband is a Viet Nam Vet. The war was unpopular in this country and coming home was very difficult for him. I want our military to know how much their sacrifice means to me personally and that they are not forgotten.