Hi, I am retired and married. My hobby is card making and similar forms of art. My husband is semi-retired, working part-time. We have one daughter who is married, and she has one daughter. They live in the same town as we do. We are active Christians and have been for many years. I have always loved to create things, whether it be written work, something pretty, décor for the home, food, or something to make someone happy. Currently I spend most of my creative time paper crafting. I started with scrapbooking. Although I kept photo albums since I was in junior high, I never scrapbooked until 1998. Our daughter got married and I wanted to make an album for my husband and me. I went to get a few paper supplies, saw all the scissors with decorative edges and pretty papers, and that was the beginning. Since I worked full-time, it took me six months to complete the album, but I enjoyed every minute of the process. At the same time, I was learning to use the computer. Not yet having a computer at home, I was allowed to stay after work and use the computers there. It took hours upon hours of practicing, but I came up with pretty embellishments for the wedding album. Later, we moved and lived in a town that had a scrapbooking store. I loved the craft. Then in 2011, I made a new friend who had always wanted to create her own cards. I entered in just to keep her company, and now here I am all wrapped up in making cards. I also enjoy doing art journaling, but I am new to the craft. I want to branch out into canvases as well. I have a structured style with detail, but I am earnestly trying to be more artsy and loosen up. I am studying color, as well as learning about different types of papers, paint brushes, colored pencils and the like. As of now, being a senior citizen, I have physical challenges, but on my worst day, I can sit and create and make it through the day with satisfaction.
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