Featured Cardmaker, Kim L, Omaha, NE
This week’s featured cardmaker is Kim L, from Omaha, NE! (Fun facts I learned while researching Omaha for a novel: Both the Reuben sandwich and Kool-Aid were invented in Nebraska. There’s even a Kool-Aid exhibit in the Hastings Museum about two hours from Omaha and during the Depression, a packet of Kool-Aid cost more than a loaf of bread! )
But I digress. . .
Kim doesn’t have a blog, and I suspect it’s really cold in Nebraska this time of year, so please leave her some extra warm OWH love in the comments!
How long have you been stamping?
I have been stamping for seven years now.
Do you have a craft room or specific area where you stamp/craft?
Yes, the spare bedroom downstairs.
What are your favorite stamp/craft products?
I just love the textures I get when I use embossing folders with my Stampin’ Up Big Shot machine.
Do you have a favorite technique?
I enjoy using the blender pens with my chalks and coloring images with colored pencils and markers.
Have any particular OWH sketches or tutorials served as inspiration for your cards?
I have used the tutorial Fussy Cutting on my cards a lot.
Do you prefer digis or stamps?
I love using stamps.
Do you have a favorite theme?
I can not make a choice; I enjoy making thinking of you and thank you cards.
Are there colors you love to include on your cards?
I tend to use blue, yellow and green, but I do not limit myself to those colors only.
How did you hear about Operation Write Home?
An advertisement in Paper Crafts magazine.
What motivates you to make cards for our heroes?
Just the idea that a soldier picks one of my cards to send back home and knowing that card puts a smile on someone’s face keeps me motivated to make more cards for the troops.
Also, right before I started making cards for OWH, I got really sick and haven’t worked since May of 2011. It was really difficult to come to terms with the fact that after working for thirty-six years, I will never be able to work again. Making cards for OWH helped me get through that part of my life and now I just take things one day at a time and can not go a day without trying to make at least one card. So, I guess you could say that OWH has helped me just as much as I have helped them.