Friday, March 20, 2009

Nancy C, Hollister Ca

About Nancy: I’m a retired Teacher/Principal from a little country school in the hills outside of Hollister, California. When we retired in 2004, my husband and I took off on our Harleys and spent 44 days traveling 8100 miles through 25 states. During that trip, I decided I wanted to make a scrapbook of our adventures for our grandchildren. That’s when I got into paper crafting.


How long have you been making cards?
I’ve been making cards since 2005. I like it better than making scrapbooks because cards bless people immediately. In addition to Cards for Heroes, I make cards of encouragement each month for 28 Christian missionaries in 10 different nations around the world.


How long making them for our heroes?
I began sending cards to Cards for Heroes in October of last year.


How did you hear about CFH?
I heard about CFH from the Fiskateer website. Someone on the blog commented about her friend, Sandy, who sent cards to the troops. (hmmm… who could that “Sandy” be??)


What’s your favorite kind of card to make?
My favorite cards to make are cards of encouragement.


Do you have a special technique you love to use?
I love all different techniques. I’m kind of like they say, “Jack of all trades… master of none!” Seems like I’ve always got a “newest favorite” technique!


Are there colors, style, or product that draw you?
My favorite products are any kind of scraps or pieces of trash. I love the challenge of taking what most people consider “non-usable” items and turning them into nice cards.


What motivates you to make cards for heroes?
I really like the idea of Cards for Heroes. My parents were both veterans of WWII, my husband was in the Air Force for 6 years, and our youngest son is currently in the Air Force. I guess that’s my motivation.


 


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