Friday, January 18, 2008

Ann L, Orem UT

About Ann
I have lived in Utah for the past 18 ½ years, a transplant from the Heartland of the USA. Was born in Iowa, lived in Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas. I took early retirement three years ago, am married, have one married son and one grandson. Hobbies at the present include scrap booking, reading, photography, card making and my most favorite hobby; being a child again with my 2 ½ year old grandson.

How long have you been making cards?
For the past 6 years I made cards using plain cardstock and photos that I had taken of nature here in Utah. I now belong to a card swap group and make cards for special friends for special occasions.

How long making them for our heroes?
I started making cards about a year ago when I responded to a request for cards for the troops and also was led to Operation Quiet Comfort.

What's your favorite kind of card to make?
I don’t have a special kind of card to make, every card is special. Each card shows my growth in card making.

Do you have a special technique you love to use?
I don’t have a specific technique; enjoying the process of card making and taking part in the recent “Hoarders Anonymous” challenges [using up special saved supplies!] are my favorite techniques. Still have techniques to learn and use (embossing).

Are there colors, styles, or products that draw you?
Since I scrapbook for my grandson, I am pulled to boy colors, but with the card making I love working with the bright colors and girly papers as well as anything patriotic.

What motivates you to make cards for heroes?
When I first read about this project - it spoke to my heart and my soul and was something I just had to be doing. I am in it for the long haul. It gives me great pleasure to be supporting our troops.

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