Friday, June 6, 2008

Louise G, Niles IL

Louise’s Blog, Kard Krazy

About Louise
I’m 50 years old, married, and the proud mum (love that word) of one 21 year old son. I’ve worked for the State of Illinois as a court reporter for the last 30 years. It’s a great job, but does nothing to feed my creative spirit at all! Scrapbooking, stamping, altered projects, cardmaking and blogging are my creative outlets.

How long have you been making cards?
I started making cards about seven years ago after making my first scrapbook. I had lots of stuff left over and it just seemed to make sense. Since then I’ve loved the instant gratification that comes from card making. I’ve also found cardmaking as a great to give to others through a card ministry at our church as well as Cards for Heroes.

How long making them for our heroes?
I made my first batch of cards this spring. I had a cardmaking party as well where some close friends of mine gathered together to make cards. It was fun and productive!

What's your favorite kind of card to make?
My style has evolved from the early days when I used to use stickers on my cards to cards that featured mostly stamping to presently I am really
trying to learn the art of collage. I always have been drawn to collage.

Do you have a special technique you love to use?
I especially like when I can incorporate old family pictures into my work. I like to sort of create stories with my cards, and that really helps make it personal.

Are there colors, style, or products that draw you?
I love vintage and retro looks. That’s what I seem to be creating more and more of lately.

What motivates you to make cards for heroes?
My husband is a VietNam veteran. It is something that never leaves you. I know there is another generation of soldiers now that will be going through the same thing. It’s a little thing – but it’s a big thing, too, to be able to make cards for our soldiers.

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