Friday, June 13, 2008

Lisa R, Lexington TN

Lisa’s Blog, The Tattered Tiara

About Lisa
A few years ago I moved to west TN, after living in Nashville, TN for over 35 years. There is no place like home. I’m blessed with two sons, Josh and Dakota. I’m also fortunate to have two kitties, Kahn & Bonnie Chelulah who run the household for me.

How long have you been making cards?
I believe those Valentine’s we made in elementary school started a card obsession for me. I’ve always loved to send cards. Imagine my delight at discovering rubber stamps in 1992. I had been scrapbooking for several years at that point. Cardmaking allowed me to use supplies on hand while venturing into a new world without limits.

How long making them for our heroes?
I began in the summer of 2007.

What is your favorite kind of card to make?
I enjoy the process of creating any type of card. My favorite are the mixed media cards using vintage images paired with unpredictable quotes.

Do you have a special technique you love to use?
I love the magic color pencil technique or more recently using markers and an aqua pen to color in stamped images.

Are there colors, style, or product that draw you?
The following are always on my worktable, K & Co., Basic Grey, 7gypsies patterned paper, Versafine ink, Purple Onion Design rubberstamps and a little bucket filled with bling.

What motivates you to make cards for heroes?
My pop, brother, uncles, grandfather, several cousins and my best friend have all served in the Army, Navy, Airforce and Marine Corp. Their service to our country totals over 100 years. Cardmaking is the least I can due to encourage our heroes.

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