Friday, January 23, 2009

Sue B, Yelm WA

About Sue:
My name is Sue, and I am married; I have a 29 yr old daughter who is the mother of my 4 grandchildren, 3 boys and a girl. I had a brain aneurysm 5 yrs ago that left me blind in the left eye. I had just begun scrapbooking when they found the aneurysm; I had brain surgery and had lots of physical and speech therapy, etc. so I didn’t really get back into the paper crafts until about 3 yrs ago. My sister-in-laws (Sheila N. and Emma P.) and I take turns hosting a Stampin Up! party once a month and we exchange cards along with the new and fresh ideas our demonstrator Carol B. brings to us.

How long have you been making cards?
About 3 years now.

How long making them for our heroes?
I made the first ones for Christmas of this year.

How did you hear about CFH?
I found it online after hearing about another program from someone, but that program was in Oregon.

What’s your favorite kind of card to make?
I tend to do florals. I am trying to expand to making some masculine cards. I have made a few.

Do you have a special technique you love to use?
Not really, I am still learning new techniques and I like embossing.

Are there colors, style, or product that draw you?
I like all the colors, I am partial to Stampin Up because I like the way the colors are coordinated into family groups. I do use other stamps and products though and have found some great things at the Dollar Tree.

What motivates you to make cards for heroes?
I love the thought of the joy that is felt from the loved ones who receive these cards and how it must feel to the heroes who can send them. I love being part of something that is meaningful. I have this “stuff” here, what better use for it than to be part of helping our troops morale.