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Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Featured Friday Cardmaker, Stars and Stamps | 19 comments

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.

christine5Do you have a craft room or specific area where you stamp/craft? 

I just moved . . . again… so I’m in the process of getting my craft room “up and running.”

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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

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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.

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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.

christine3How did you hear about Operation Write Home?

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.

christine4What motivates you to make cards for our heroes?

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.

19 Comments

  1. I enjoyed your cards Christine. And I appreciated your memories of “mail call”. Dating a letter is a great tip! Thank you for the work you do for OWH and for your time in the Navy.

  2. Christine,It was so nice seeing your cards and hearing your story and the tip for writing the date on the cards. Thank you for your service in the Navy and your love of OWH.

  3. Wonderful set of cards! Love your kraft spool..have never seen that before…may need to case that. Best of luck on getting up and running again! Thanks for everything!!!

  4. Great use of sketches for your cards, they are lovely. I like your use of flowers and color combinations. Thank you for your service to our country and sharing your “mail call” experience. I am a fellow Michiganian, are you loving our newly fallen snow?

  5. Thanks for sharing your story and your beautiful cards! My favorite is the yellow birthday card. Love how the colors and layers go together with the floral pattern.

  6. Love your work, Christine. And I love how you blame OWH for having to start a blog! 🙂 I think my favorite card is the yellow and blue one. Soooo pretty!

  7. Love that spool with ribbon! Your tip for dating the card is great, thanks. I forget about that but it does make a difference. Thanks so much for your years of service!

  8. Thank you for sharing your talents with Operation Write Home. 🙂

  9. Thanks so much for your service Christine and for sharing these cards today. The spool with the ribbon is so clever. I am finding myself attracted to kraft combined with brighter colors lately too so I particularly like the background paper in the Thinking of You design.

  10. Beautiful cards – I love the snowman- such a sweet CAS card. Love the colors you used in the other cards.

  11. All of your cards are beautiful. The Birthday card is my favorite! Love the flowers, colors and sketch! Thanks for sharing today, and thanks for your service.

  12. Christine – thank you for your service and sharing with us how special hand written correspondence can be even years later. Great tip on placing the date on letters and cards too. I find I use kraft paper quite often too. You have a wonderful group of cards – just love the snowman. Thanks again.

  13. Christine, I’ve already told you how much I like your cards, but forgot to mention that your tip on dating the cards is wonderful! And something I’ve never — duh — thought to do.

  14. Beautiful cards, Christine, and so greet to “meet” you! I love how you showcase many different gorgeous DPs. Love that snowman, too! Looking forward to visiting your blog.

  15. What a talented lady you are, Christine. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Keep up the great work.

  16. Love all you do sister!!! You rock in all you do…a very talented lady….I wish is was that good…love you

  17. Christine, knowing you all these years and talking to you about your crafts and scrapbooks, I really didn’t get a good understanding of how talented you actually are. These cards are beautiful. Being a veteran myself, if I were to receive one of your cards while I was on deployment, it would bring joy beyond words. Thank you for your hard work to our troops and thank you for being in my life…

  18. Christine, your cards are all so lovely! Love the variety, each one is so beautifully done.

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