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Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Featured Friday Cardmaker, Stars and Stamps | 40 comments

Featured Friday CardMaker: Deborah H, Longview, TX

Hello friends! I’m excited to introduce Deborah to you! She’s an awesome cardmaker…she’s an SU demonstrator, and you can see by her work that’ she’s a very creative crafter. Leave her some love in the comments section! -Sandy

How long have you been stamping/card making?

I’ve been stamping and scrapbooking for about 15 years, but I only started card making a couple of years ago. Once I got started it has become my “addiction”.     

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

Yes! I have a great space that has been my office for 22 years and is now my craft room. We remodeled it about ten years ago and added an entire wall of cabinets and shelves. I have since added lots of stamp, ink and embellishment storage. It’s not huge, but I can fit one or two other stampers/crafters. For more than that we move to the dining room.    

What are your favorite stamp/craft products?

For years I got monthly pizza boxes from club scrap, then a little over a year ago I went to my first Scrapbook Expo and met a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I had looked at their products before, but didn’t have a demonstrator. Anyway, as they say the rest is history. I’m totally hooked on Stampin’ Up! I do get a monthly kit from the Rubber Café also. They always have some cute stamps. I always try to get the hero arts OWH stamp sets, too.

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Do you have a favorite  technique?  

I’m always trying new techniques. I love watching videos and learning new things. I like to use distressing especially on masculine cards and use embossing folders to add texture.

Have any particular OWH sketches or tutorials served as inspiration for your cards?

I have all the sketches printed out and refer to them when I need some inspiration. One of my favorite tutorials is the card making from a  6 x 6 paper pad.   

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Do you prefer digis or stamps?  

When I first started card making I did use digis only because I didn’t have very many stamps and I could download them and use them immediately, but since I have increased my stamp collection I don’t think about using them anymore.  

Do you have a favorite theme?

Not really, I like making all types of cards, simple and fancy, all sentiments, children’s cards and masculine cards.    

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Are there colors you love to include on your cards?

I like using a lot of different colors, but lean towards turquoise blues and taupe/browns. I guess it depends on what type mood I’m in and what I’m making the cards for.     

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How did you hear about Operation Write Home?

About a year and a half ago, I was looking online to see where I could donate boxes of store bought cards I had and found the OWH site. I was intrigued and read all the rules and started making cards for OWH. It is very rewarding and I am always telling others about it so they can make cards or at least write some any hero letters.  

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What motivates you to make cards for our heroes?

They put their life on the line for us every day, and if in some small way what I do (and enjoy doing) brings some joy to them and their family, it makes me want to keep making cards for OWH.

40 Comments

  1. Terrific collection of cards!

    I like all the little details. Like the tiny pearls, the tiny piece of blue paper on the anchor card that ties into the bigger one…the way the BG green fades to the bottom on the Miss You card.

    I am not a big fan of the color mustard in paper/ink but I do like that first card a lot!

    You use only a couple of colors but they compliment really well and offset each other really well! I would not have thought of pink and taupe!

    You have real talent! Congrats on getting picked and thanks for doing this. 🙂

    • Thank you,

  2. Beautiful cards. Since I have a soft spot for butterflies…they especially appeal!

    • Thank you, I agree with the butterfly “like”. I must have at least 15-20 butterfly stamps plus quite a few dies and punches.

  3. You have a beautiful style Deborah. All your cards are just stunning. The anchor card is a great masculine card.

    • Thank you.

  4. I love all your cards, you do a great job.

    • ThAnd you.

  5. all of your cards are beautiful—especially like the butterfly 🙂

  6. These are all simply beautiful cards, Deborah! I’m in love with the “Love Anchors the Soul” card — someone is going to cherish it forever! Love your style on all of these.

  7. Thank you

  8. I love every one of your cards very much! They are truly beautiful and I love the layouts.

  9. Hi, Deborah!

    Oh my gosh, these cards are all so pretty! Love those brightly colored birthday cards and sweet smile card.

    Thanks so much for your support of OWH. 🙂

  10. It’s fun and inspiring to see your gorgeous cards, Deborah! Congrats on being Featured Cardmaker and keep up your wonderful work!

  11. Deborah your cards are beautiful!!! I love them all! So glad you found OWH so that you can share your talent with so many!!

  12. Your cards are an inspiration Debbie! I especially like your treatment of that chevron paper! those dots and spats are just the idea I needed to help my Recollections chevron papers! thanks for sharing your talents!

    • Thank you. I guess we all got that recollections chevron paper pack, lol. It’s great for kids cards.

  13. Great cards– so inspiring!!

  14. You make such beautiful cards. I especially like the anchor one. I’m a Navy Mom 🙂

    • Thank you.

  15. Beautiful cards. I love every one of them!

    • Thank you.

  16. Beautiful cards. Love the layouts on all the cards. But, I am most partial to the first beauty with the golden hues and butterfly. Great work.

    • Thank you.

  17. Beautiful cards! I’m so impressed with that last one, Smile. I love the muted pink and brown and that is a sketch I’ve never been able to make look decent. You, however, totally rocked it!

    • Thank you, I like pinks/Browns together.

  18. Your cards are lovely. I love the gold one and the one with the anchor is a great masculine card. You certainly have a good eye for design. TFS

    • Thank you. Sometimes I just start stamping with different color combinations and when I come back after they are dry they look totally different, it is such fun. There are so many great masculine stamp sets out there, it is easier to make cards for all those guys out there.

  19. Congratulations on being chosen for FFCM… I love your cards, I really like the anchor sentiment “love anchors the soul” Thanks for telling us about you!! I will CASE that anchor one for sure.

    • Thank you. I went to a stamp and share event last month and we made several masculine cards and this layout was one of them. One of those I will go back to again and again.

  20. Your cards are beautiful. I love SU! (been a demonstrator for 15 years).

    • Thank you! I just started in January, and loving it.

  21. What beautiful cards!

  22. Debbie, I was so excited when I saw you’re in Longview! I live about an hour away, in Jacksonville. Small world, eh? Love your cards, especially the “love anchors the soul” one. Very beautiful! Congrats on being the featured cardmaker this week!

  23. Debbie, I was so excited when I saw you’re in Longview! I live about an hour away, in Jacksonville. Small world, eh? Love your cards! You use such great colors and visual textures. Congrats on being the featured cardmaker at OWH this week!

  24. Thank you for being part of OWH Deborah! Your cards are lovely!
    🙂

  25. Fantastic cards Deborah. I especially like your stamped backgrounds and color choices. Thanks for being an OWHer!

  26. You have a gorgeous style Deborah! I agree that your stamped backgrounds are amazing! Thanks for helping our troops!

  27. Beautiful cards. They are all so pretty and different.

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