Featured Friday Card Maker: Angie G, Bel Air MD
Hello everyone! I’m happy to introduce you to cardmaker Angie today…such great cards! I love her layering :). And I love that a simple invitation to a card workshop got her going – same here! Angie blogs at Paper Paws, so go give her a visit and scroll through some of her posts – and follow her on Pinterest too! Now let’s get busy meeting her – and leave her some love on this post! -Sandy
How long have you been stamping/card making?
A little over 10 years now. A neighbor invited me to a card workshop. The rest, as they say, is history. I tease her that she created a monster – and I love her for it because we became wonderful friends.
Do you have a craft room or specific area where you stamp/craft?
Yes, a bedroom, but it’s still a work in progress – and sometimes looks like a tornado went through…sigh. It’s mainly for my card-making. I also have loads of craft stuff in the basement such as my embroidery machine and related supplies, my hoard of cigar boxes (for my altered cigar box making), and assorted items I’ve gathered for Pinterest-inspired projects I pretend like I’m actually going to make someday.
What are your favorite stamp/craft products?
Oh so many! I love my Scor Buddy, ATG, most things Stampin’ Up!, embossing folders, doilies, dies, Copics, oh…and I hoard scissors and 6×6 paper stacks 🙂
Do you have a favorite technique?
I am all over the place!
Have any particular OWH sketches or tutorials served as inspiration for your cards?
Yes…I enjoy making Starburst/Sunburst cards and found the tutorial on the OWH website some years ago. It’s still my go-to tutorial when I want to make that type of card.
Do you prefer digis or stamps?
Definitely stamps. But I do use some digis for coloring with Copics.
Do you have a favorite theme?
Not really, but I do like to do funny cards whenever possible.
Are there colors you love to include on your cards?
I am a big neutrals fan. Nevertheless, I try real hard to step out of my box and use all of the colors.
How did you hear about Operation Write Home?
I met and became friends with a group of Maryland stampers I met on the Splitcoaststampers online forums, and I heard about OWH through one or more of those awesome ladies.
What motivates you to make cards for our heroes?
So many reasons. I like to give back. I am in awe of the sacrifices these fine men and women – and their families – make for all of us. When I heard about OWH, I knew it would be a win-win situation since, as a card maker, I make a lot of cards and can’t use them all, and our heroes need cards. Also, as a Gold Star Wife, I will always have a special place in my heart for our heroes.
I want to thank Sandy and everyone who has ever played a part in supporting OWH. You all rock!