No doubt everyone is busy packing up those last Christmas cards for the fast approaching Oct. 31st deadline! I have some lovely cards to share with you this week that should get you in the mood to switch gears back to everyday designs. This week’s inspiration comes to us courtesy of Lisa in North Carolina. Lisa blogs over at Lisa E. Design Blog so be sure to pay her a visit and of course leave her a shout out in the comments section here too!
How long have you been stamping?  4 years

Do you have a craft room or specific area where you stamp/craft?
My guest room doubles as a crafting space. Every dresser drawer is full of supplies. My stamps are stored in what is supposed to be the linen closet.  (The linens are in a box under the bed! I use those stamps a lot more.)

What are your favorite stamp/craft products?
Stampin’ Up! Stamps and cardstock mostly along with Hero Arts and Hampton Arts. Papertrey Ink also has great cardstock. I’m a pattern paper addict.  Basic Grey, Crate Paper, October Afternoon really fit my style.

Do you have a favorite technique?
I like to try all kinds of things. Embossing was one of the first things I learned and I still love it.

Are there colors you love to include on your cards?
One of the best things about cardmaking is the chance to work with every color at some point. You can try out a color you aren’t necessarily drawn to on a card without making a huge commitment. My all time favorite color is Stampin’ Up!’s Baja Breeze.

How did you hear about Operation Write Home?
I saw some posts on Splitcoaststampers and checked it out. I had tried unsuccessfully to sell some of my growing stash of cards and was delighted to find a home for the cards I love to make.

What motivates you to make cards for our heroes?
When I was a child almost every man in my family was in the military at some point. I was 10 years old before I realized that all little boys didn’t grow up and go off to war. My Dad is a veteran having been drafted for Korea when he was 18. He often told me how alone he felt when he first arrived there. My aunts have talked about being the ones waiting stateside while their husbands were away during WWII and Korea. 
With two long wars going on, it seems even more important to find a way to say thank you. I just imagine that I’m one of those family members waiting at home. It would mean so much to get a card with a note from overseas. It is a tangible connection and a keepsake. I’m very touched by the stories I read on Operation Write Home website. It makes our work of creating a card an honor.