Monday, August 24, 2009

Featured Cardmaker: Seongsook D, Elk Grove, CA

About Seongsook:
I am from Korea three years ago. I live with my husband in Elk Grove, California. He is my best friend who is very patient and supportive. I work for the State of California. I lead Card Making 101 class every Thursday during lunch time for my card making friends at work. They started card making because of me and now they are so excited about it. They are happy to make cards for CFH, too.

How long have you been making cards?
I have been making cards over two years. I started making cards for my family and friends on their birthdays or special occasions. When I took scrapbooking classes, I fell in love with patterned papers and I wanted make smaller version of scrapbooking pages on my card. They loved it and that made me keep making cards.

How long making them for our heroes?
I have been making cards for our heroes since January this year.

How did you hear about CFH?
I learned about Cards for Heroes through the Card Maker card swap. One time it was a CFH Card Drive not a card swap. I visited the CFH website and I was so touched while I was reading more about CFH.

What's your favorite kind of card to make?
For my family and friends, I make Birthday cards and Thank You cards. For CFH, I make a lot of Thinking of You, Missing You, Love, and Holiday cards. I am going to try to make waterfall cards with all these thems. It will be a lot of fun to make and would give a joy to the receiver.

Do you have a special technique you love to use?
I love to work with patterned papers combining stamp and embellishment. I like to use all kinds of tools that I have as much as I can. I like cutting details, embossing, punching, and coloring with water brush. I like to add dimension on my card with brads, ribbon or rhinestones.

Colors, style, or product that draw you?
Colors: Blue, Green, Red, White, Yellow, Purple, Orange, Brown
Style: SimpIe and Elegant, Cute, Inspiring
Product: Basic Gray papers, Heidi Grace Desings papers, My Mind's Eye papers, Hero Arts stamps, Gina K. Design stamps, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Copic markers

What motivates you to make cards for heroes?
I thank our heroes. I am grateful for my safe life because of their serving this country. I really appreciate the idea of Cards for Heroes. It inspires me and encourages me to make more cards.

Seongsook's Blog: Sea Garden

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