In case the arrival of the holiday season has kept you so busy you’ve missed it, OWH has a new East Coast shipper. Caro, lives a few minutes away from Dixie, and has been doing intensive training with her, she has taken over duties officially as of Thanksgiving. Be sure to make a stop over at Dixie’s blog “What’s Next” to thank her for her dedication and hard work on behalf of OWH.
Everyone who was shipping to Dixie should now be shipping to Caro and you can find her address in the OWH Mailroom. Of course you can leave your comments at the end of this post for Caro but be sure to make a stop over at her blog “Welcome to Scraps of Time” to see more of her great cards, learn more about her and see some pics of the new East Coast shipping facilities. 🙂
How long have you been stamping?
Not quite two years — after I retired in late December 2009

Do you have a craft room or specific area where you stamp/craft?
We turned a small third bedroom into my craft room when I retired. I’ve totally outgrown it, but it’s pretty well organized, cheerful, and full of pictures, momentos and samples that I love.  And at least  I know where everything is! Do I have too much “stuff”?  My husband often reminds me that “Mint Hill does too have a scrapbook store.”

Caro says that this card is a “work in progress” from a
new shipper who has not yet invented the 26 hr day, but
Maggies (Magnolia Rubber Stamps) are my first cardmaking love.
What are your favorite stamp/craft products?
Stampin’ Up!, Impression Obsession, Magnolia and Hero Arts stamps; Copic markers; Tim Holtz Sizzix dies and distress inks. I have at least three dozen of the little Magnolia  Tilda stamps and I love ’em even if they don’t have faces  – “grown up paper dolls.”

Do you have a favorite technique?

Coloring with Copics, watercolors (crayon and pencil), and distress inks.

Are there colors you love to include on your cards?
I Iove love fall colors but also lots of blues, soft greens and citrus colors for spring and summer.

How did you hear about Operation Write Home? 
From Dixie and friends of hers!
What motivates you to make cards for our heroes?
My husband was deployed in the Navy in the Indian Ocean in the ’70s with port calls in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other remote places where there were no cards, internet and often few phones to keep in touch with loved ones. So many friends are veterans and many of my college friends sacrificed much in Vietnam. Sending cards to help our current heroes keep in touch with home is the least I can do to thank them for their service. Taking on the job of East Coast shipper is just taking that to another level!