Hello everyone! Before I introduce you to this week Featured Cardmaker I’d like to remind you that there is a postal rate increase scheduled to take effect on January 22nd and encourage you to get your cards mailed in before then if you’d like to save a little money. Details about the increase can be found at the USPS page here.

Now for some creative inspiration…. this week I’d like to introduce you all to Sherry from Ohio and to share a few of her cards with you. While Sherry doesn’t have a blog of her own she tells me she loves browsing others’ for new ideas. Be sure to say hello and leave your comments for her here at the end of this post.

How long have you been stamping?
I started stamping with a coworker on my breaks and lunches 6 years ago now. I have been stamping for the entire time and I love it.

Do you have a craft room or specific area where you stamp/craft?
Right now, I have a nice area in the basement.  As soon as my daughter moves out, my craft room will be in her room, upstairs with much better natural light and a bit more space.  I have all kinds of plans my craft room then.

What are your favorite stamp/craft products?
I use my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities a lot and I love Hero Arts, Penny Black and Gina K. stamps. I also love Tim Holtz’s line of products.

Do you have a favorite technique?
I like heat embossing.  It is one of the first techniques I learned and I like the way it stands out on a card. I recently read a heart-warming post on Facebook from a soldier whose daughters are blind. They were able to feel the embossing on the cards as if it were Braille and since reading that, I’m using the technique even more often.

Are there colors you love to include on your cards?
I don’t usually gravitate toward specific colors, but I rarely if ever make a card that isn’t colorful. 🙂

How did you hear about Operation Write Home?
I was on a website (I don’t remember which one) looking at stamps and someone commented that they had to have that stamp to use for their Operation Write Home cards. The rest is history.

What motivates you to make cards for our heroes?
I have always been a very patriotic person.  I have many relatives and friends that were or are still serving in the military and I have a few friends who sacrificed their lives fighting for our country.  I cannot think of a better way to support our heroes than sharing what I love to do.