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.”
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?
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.
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!