Friday, May 23, 2008

Nancy M-J, Ann Arbor MI

Nancy’s Blog: Vintage Papers
Nancy’s company: Sugarlump Studios


About Nancy
I reside outside Ann Arbor, Michigan. Married to Steve. Mother of 3 children: Ian, Andrew and Allison. I work in a High School as a para-professional and my assignment is a student who has Asberger’s Syndrome (autism). I love to dabble in mixed media art, stamping, and scrapbooking. My heritage is very important to me and I love to create art that reflects that.


How long have you been making cards?
I ventured into card making in the spring of 2006. I was an avid scrapbooker prior to that. Now I love stamps and mixed media projects.


How long making them for our heroes?
I sent my first donation to CFH in July 2007.


What's your favorite kind of card to make?
I love vintage images combined with stamping. Romantic cards would be my favorite.


Do you have a special technique you love to use?
Vintage images combined with stamping.


Are there colors, styles, or products that draw you?
I love vintage and old fashioned items. K & Co., Basic Grey and Anna Griffin are my favorite papers.


What motivates you to make cards for heroes?
I wish I had more time in my schedule to make cards to donate. I love when we have challenges and I see the love and support from stampers who want to brighten the day of those in our military.


Friday, May 2, 2008

Jodie R, Rice Lake WI

About Jodie
I’m 21 and I live in Rice Lake, WI with my boyfriend of almost 2 years, Eric. We have one dog, three cats and a guinea pig. I’m originally from Conrath, WI, I grew up in the country on a farm.


How long have you been making cards?
About 8 months


How long making them for our heroes?
About 8 months! Claudia told me about Cards for Heroes. She gave me a bunch of supplies and got me started. Now I’m hooked on making cards.


Do you have a special technique you love to use?
I don’t really have a special technique, I use ribbon and my flower punch in most of the cards I make.


Are there colors, styles, or products that draw you?
I love using purples, pinks, blues and greens with color coordinating patterned paper. I absolutely love to use ribbon and my punches.


What motivates you to make cards for heroes?
My uncle is a marine, and was in active duty in Baghdad a few years ago, he’s home safe now. It’s really important for our heroes to be able to keep in touch with their loved ones back home. I personally know how scary it is to have a loved one serving our country, and I hope it brings the families of our heroes comfort when they receive the cards we make.