Meet friends Nancy and Leigh this week!
We, along with our husbands and children, have been friends for over twenty years. Even though we live four hours away from each other, we visit several times a year, and talk/text frequently. We are scrapbookers turned card makers. We have been scrap booking for over ten years and card making for about two years. Up until recently, the only stamping we did was sentiments on our cards, but we each bought Copic markers at the Great American Scrapbook Convention last month and will be doing more stamping of images to color.
We each have dedicated scrapbook space in our homes. Nancy has a great upstairs loft that is wonderfully outfitted for crafting and I have taken over our formal dining room with a craft desk, extra table and shelves.It’s never referred to as the dining room anymore; it’s the scrap room.
Nancy’s favorite products are rub on sentiments and letters, ribbon and buttons. Leigh’s favorite product has to be paper.
Is copying card designs we see on blogs and magazines considered a technique? If so, we are champs at it. Neither of us feels very creative, but do get much inspiration from the creativity of others. Nancy says she doesn’t have a favorite technique, but she’s more willing than Leigh to try new things. Leigh likes the look of torn paper, and embossing with the Cuttlebug.
Nancy tends toward pink, green and jewel tones in her work, and Leigh likes fall colors, as well as colors that match the feel of the sentiment on a card, like bright primary colors for a kids birthday card.
Leigh heard about OWH when it was still Cards for Heroes via Jennifer McGuire’s blog. She told Nancy about it and the next time we were together we made cards and haven’t stopped since. We promise, kids, that we’ll eventually finish your scrapbooks! We knew we were hooked on card making when we found ourselves perusing scrapbook paper and saying “Oh, these would make a good cards.”
We both love knowing that the cards we make for OWH will be appreciated by both the heroes and their loved ones. We also get great satisfaction of making the lives of our service men and women a little easier. And should a husband maybe say something about us buying yet more supplies and tools we love being able to say “it’s for the troops!”