Featured Cardmaker: Christine C, Detroit, MI
This week’s featured cardmaker is Christine C, from Detroit. Not only does she make cards for heroes, she’s a veteran, having served in the Navy! (My dad was also a sailor!) Please leave her some thanks for her service to our country and lots of OWH love either here or on her blog, Crafting Capers!
How long have you been stamping?
I started as a scrapbooker in the late 90’s, but have slowly moved away from that towards mostly just card making.
I just moved . . . again… so I’m in the process of getting my craft room “up and running.”
What are your favorite stamp/craft products?
I am a paper girl at heart… love BasicGrey, Bo Bunny, SEI, Reminisce. . .hearts, flower, dots, red/white/blue. . .love it all
Do you have a favorite technique?
I really don’t have a favorite, but going back to paper I do like using my Quikutz to cut things and/or emboss. Also, punches so, I guess you could say paper piecing.
Are there colors you love to include on your cards?
Red, black and white are staples of my waredrobe so I like that combo on cards too, but lately I have been loving using kraft paper with almost any other color.
I want to say I heard of OWH on Splitcoast Stampers but back in the Cards for Heros days. I’ve been a fan since there were less than 400 of us on Facebook.
I was in the Navy for eight years before all the modern technologies, so I remember the thrill and anticipation of “mail call”. I remember writing home and then finding some of those letters after my mother passed. Years later a letter can take you right back to those days, so I love to give that opportunity to others. For my tip of the day – write the date on any card or letter you write. I didn’t always, but it really makes a difference years later when you have a dated item.