Happy Friday Everyone! I’m excited to be able to introduce you all to Lisa, this week’s featured cardmaker. Lisa participates in lots of challenges and blogs over at The Purple Place where you can see more of her great work. I visit her on a regular basis and particularly like that she always has cards that show a variety of styles. So say hello to Lisa here in the comments section and  take a few minutes to check out her blog for even more inspiration!

How long have you been stamping?
I started in February of 2007, almost four years.

Do you have a craft room or specific area where you stamp/craft? 
Yes, I now have a wonderful craft room, which is where I spend the majority of my time. After craft supplies started to take over our upstairs den, we simply moved out that furniture, moved in my computer and headed to IKEA to buy bookcases, drawer units and a large craft desk.  It took us a few months to put it all together, but it was well worth all the time and I am very thankful to have it.

What are your favorite stamp/craft products?
I have too many favorites to be honest.   With so many wonderful products on the market, it’s very hard to pick one.  I love them ALL and now have a wonderful collection of products to work with.   It’s very hard to pick one favorite, but I can say that I’ve fast become a HUGE fan of all the Hero Arts products.  I was so impressed that they worked together with OWH to develop the new OWH stamp sets, which I love.    I also really love their stamp designs, as well as their papers and card stock.   I also love to color and Copics are by far my favorite markers.  I’ve already pre-ordered the brand new color collection, that is due out in February. 

 Do you have a favorite technique?
I like a variety of techniques and enjoy taking classes to learn more.  I’ve taken several technique classes at my LSS and also online with Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner and Suzanne Dean.   These ladies are three of my favorite desingers, but there are many more I admire and follow.

Are there colors you love to include on your cards?
Purple, Purple and Purple.  It’s my favorite color and inspired the name of my blog – ThePurplePlace.

How did you hear about Operation Write Home?
I saw the OWH logo on craft blogs and had wondered what it was about.  Right about that time, I met Jan Hunnicutt in an online craft group and asked her what I needed to do to start donating cards.   Jan eagerly answered my questions and sent me links to the main site and also the Stars and Stamps Blog.

What motivates you to make cards for our heroes? 
The Heroes are my inspiration and I simply love to create.