Friday, July 24, 2009

Guest Designer for The Character Cafe!

The Character Cafe is now hosting a weekly challenge called Work It Wednesday and we've decided to offer the winner a chance to be a Guest Designer with our group for Feature Fridays.

This is all new to us and while we work out the details, Verda, our week #1 winner, has graciously accepted the offer to be our very first Guest Designer. Thank you Verda!!!

Guest Designer Q&A: Verda

Q: Tell us a bit about you:
A: I am married to a wonderful man who just shakes his head when another package arrives. I didn't have this hobby when we married almost 10 years ago but then we retired and I found I really needed a hobby and a hobby I have found. We have 5 children between us and they all live fairly near and 6 Grandchildren.

Q: What do you like to do other than crafts?
A: We love to travel here in the States and Europe but haven't been doing very much lately. Which is ok by me because it gives me more time to stamp.

Q: What one craft item could you not be without?
A: If I had to pick one crafting item that I couldn't be without I would have to say my Copic Markers. They are amazing to work with and I am finding that one needs to keep practicing to improve their skills.

Q: How long have you been stamping?
A: I have been stamping for almost 10 years. A friend asked me to attend a Stampin' Up party and it didn't take me long to realize that I really love to stamp. I was a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for about 6 years and then decided it was time for me to branch out. I made cards for quite some time and then gradually I got up enough courage to try my hand at a Scrapbook page or two. Our Grandchildren give us a never ending source of fun pictures to scrap. In fact I love any type of paper crafting and get a great sense of accomplishment from a finished product.

Q: What's your newest discovery or re-discovery in crafting?
A: My latest love is digital stamps. I have just recently been introduced to "digi's" and I LOVE that they are so easy to work with and give you such a great opportunity to collect some wonderful images without having to find space to store them. Not to mention the obvious fact that they can be customized to fit the project you're working on.

Now onto the beautiful card Verda has for us to share with you all...

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For more details on the card Verda has made using Racoon Joe from TCC, please visit her blog. While you're there, you should see some of the other fantastic creations she has made. Very inspiring indeed!

Thanks for stopping by :) Don't forget to check out our Work It Wednesday and play along for your chance at some great images as well as a Guest Designer spot with The Character Cafe's Design Team Feature Fridays!

Happy Crafting!
Kendra & Kelly


  1. Welcome Verda, and you card is amazing!!!!

  2. Welcome Verda,

    Loved your card and the dimension you added by the fold!!!

    Great Job!!!


  3. Beautiful Card! Loving the trees!

  4. Gorgeous job, Verda! I love the card and your interview. :-D