Friday, October 31, 2008

Dawn B, Cape May NJ

About Dawn
My name is Dawn, I am married to a great guy who does not mind that I have taken over our bedroom with crafting stuff. I have three boys 17,12,7. They also don’t mind that my hands are always inky! I work full time as a dental assistant (don’t forget to floss) and I love to create, I started as a scrapbooker (gasp) and that just never felt rewarding, there was never a finished project. With cards it’s instant rewards, and I love that I can be out of the box with my shapes colors patterns etc. It’s so much fun. I am so happy that I found Sandy, and Cards for Heroes — what a great way for me to give back to those who give us so much. You can’t put a price on freedom, but you can bless those that serve it!

How long have you been making cards?
I started a few years ago, I really enjoy it, after all we all need something to collect!

How long have you been making cards for CFH?
Not very long, less than a year. My current goal is 100 holiday cards. I love the thought of our heroes being able to send notes home to their families!

What is your favorite kind of card to make?
Oh, this is a hard one! I really like all cards. I do like making teen punk stlye cards. Those are so fun, using funky colors. (How cool is it for a dad or mom to send a card perfect for their teen)

Do you have a special technique you love to use?
Can you pick an easy question next time!!! I like to emboss & I am fond of stickles. Does that count? wink

Colors, style, or product that draw you? This really depends on the season, I love the hot pink / black combo, I also really like fun patterns and those type of things!

What is your motivation to make cards for our heroes?
Finally an easy question . . . Serving is a part of what I need to do. Sometimes as cardmakers we create a card just for the fun of it, and now having a place to send them is like an answer to prayer. Knowing that a wife, husband, mother or father or a little one will get a letter in the mail in a homemade card is just so rewarding. Anyone can email, but there is something about a handwritten letter that just holds close to one’s heart! I was so blessed to find Sandy, and her heart is so huge and so pure how can one not want to help an effort that is one out of 100% love.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Glinda C, Indianapolis IN

[Note: Glinda passed away shortly following the posting of this feature in 2008. We all miss her terribly! She was very proud of being highlighted, though, and had a real heart for our heroes.]

About Glinda
I am retired from a life insurance company, and then a short stint of care giving. I have always been very active in my church. Health problems prevent me from being as active as I would like to be, so I spend most of my time making cards.

How long have you been making cards?
I have been making cards for four years. I found out about CFH just over a year ago on TwoPeas and I have been hooked ever since.

What is your favorite kind of card to make?
I have never seen a card I didn’t want to make. I am especially drawn to the ones with heat embossing. I like cards of all kinds, but the funny ones are my favorite.

What motivates you to make cards for our heroes?
I feel like our troops aren’t alone in defending our country. Anything I can do, be it ever so small like making a card for them to use, is a small part that I can do to help them. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Joan R, Woodland WA

About Joan
I’ve been married for 45+ years, have 2 grown children, 2 grandchildren and 1 super sweet great-grandson. My husband and I are very supportive of each others hobbies.

How long have you been making cards?
I have been stamping for over 20 years. About 2 years ago I read about this lady in Ohio that was looking for cards to send to the troops so I started sending her some of mine. Then I was looking for a group closer to me - somewhere in Washington - and read about CFH on SCS. I went to the web site and liked what I read. And that’s how I found you.

What is your favorite kind of card to make?
I like uncluttered and realistic cards. I’m not into making real “cutesy” type of cards. For some reason they are very hard for me to make.

What is your favorite kind of technique?
My favorite technique is doing Polished Stone. I love working with the alcohol inks - the way they move around the paper. You never really know what you are going to end up with but it’s always a great design. Guess that is why I have a drawer full of PS papers.

What is your favorite color scheme?
Think my favorite colors are the jewel tone colors. I love the richness of these and think maybe purple is my most favorite.

What is your motivation to make cards for our heroes?
I really enjoy card making and this gives me an outlet and purpose for the cards I make. But this is something I can do for those who protect my freedom. The soldiers did not ask to be away from the family and friends. They are doing what their “boss” has asked/told them to do. If these cards help them and/or their families in any way, then I have been blessed and repaid.


Friday, October 3, 2008

Hallie and Taylor, FL

This week, we have very special guests: Hallie and Taylor, two young girls from Florida, and their grandma Denise! Please feel free to leave a comment on this thread for the girls!