Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Featured Cardmakers: Becky and Marilea, sisters in Elk Grove CA

Meet two sisters with a lot of talent...thank you ladies for all you do for our heroes! Check out the latest uploads in the Card Gallery to see more of their beautiful cards. ETA: **Additional trivia - they share the same August birthday - two years apart!


Bios:
Marilea
-- married to a graphic artist. He is very supportive of her hobby and sometimes helps her with color combinations. I work for the State of California as a Office Manager so making cards is a good stress reducer.

 
Becky -- married to a retired cartographer. He is also very supportive of my hobby. I teach second grade. I get my students involved by writing Dear Hero letters (Knowing how to write a friendly letter is one of the Language Arts standards for second grade.) I also think making cards is a great stress reducer.




How long have you been making cards?
Marilea — I've been making greeting cards for about 10 years. Over the years, I have collected a lot of rubber stamps, paper and embellishments.
Becky -- -I've been making greeting cards for about 11 years. Over the years, I have collected lots and lots of rubber stamps, paper and embellishments. Who needs a guest room when you can have a craft room?

How long making them for our heroes?
Marilea and Becky -- About 9 months.




What's your favorite kind of card to make?
Marilea — I like to make fun fast cards that utilize embellishments.
Becky -- I like to make fun fast cards that utilize embellishments (agree with Marilea) and whatever types of cards are needed.






 Colors, style, or products that draw you?

Marilea -- Clean designs and love Amuse and Papertrey Ink stamps and October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey, American Crafts paper. I'm addicted to paper!!!
Becky -- Same as Marilea, but I'm also addicted to ribbon, the Cuttlebug and chipboard letters and shapes. I also couldn't live without my ATG tape gun!




What motivates you to make cards for heroes? 
Marilea — It makes me feel good that I can create something that brings a smile to a hero's family member or friend.
Becky -- When I read the Hero blog I tear up from the good cheer it brings. It's fun to get together with my sister and figure out the types of cards we want to make.

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