Monday, July 14, 2014

Introducing Marsha

Today I have much pleasure to introduce the first new Divas to you....

Introducing Marsha....


How long have you been a card maker/scrapper & when did you start?
About 14 years ago I was introduced to Stampin' Up!  .  Immediately I was thrilled with the idea that I could make greeting cards with rubber stamps.  Since then, I have become a fan of digital stamping; love the versatility of their use as well as the ease of pre-colored images.  I use those more now than my 100's of rubber and clear stamps.

Do you follow sketches or dive right in?
A sketch is a must for me.  My creativity is definitely dependent on some one's sketch or design.

How many projects do you make a week?
It could be safe to say that I am addicted to cardmaking.  During the winter months, I make at least 40 cards a month which I send to Operation Write Home.  There are 24 of us in my family (11 of them grandchildren) so with all the birthdays, anniversaries, and special events, 45 cards a month is not unusual.

What is your favourite tool (what can't you create without) & why?
What is my favorite tool?  How about my fav three:  guillotine cutter, ScorePal, Cuttlebug.  A great big cutter is a must for me in order to cut straight! Love my score pal if only to fold the cards evenly in half.  And the Cuttlebug I use for dies as well as embossing.  How did I do without it?

How would you describe your style?
Because so many of my cards to to OWH, I keep my cards fairly simple and without many embellishments.  NO GLITTER is allowed, which is okay by me because I'm not inclined to do glitz and bling anyway.  I have tried to stretch myself to do multi-media and shabby chick but my comfort is clean cuts, symmetry, no frills.

Describe  your crafting area.
I am very fortunate to have a room set apart for my crafts.  It is great not to have to clean up after myself - just close the door til next chance to play.

Do you have a blog? I
Over the last 3 years I have been on six design teams - all digital companies or challenge blogs.  I am currently on 2 DT's.
Come on over and take a peak:

Here is my first card for July.

Welcome Marsha.   Looking forward to more of your inspiration.