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.


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