Without further ado, here she is...
Hi, Karen McAlpine here, to tell you a little bit about myself. I have a long crafty history and have been crafting since the age of four. Over the years, I have enjoyed many crafts including: decoupage, embroidery, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and card making. I have been making cards for about 15 years. I started out making cards on the computer with a greeting cards software package. About 8 years ago, I moved on to hand made cards. I really love the creative scope that comes from stamping. I feel that each stamp is a little work of art in its own right. Of course I like to put my own signature style on my projects. My projects will almost always include lots of layers, a mix of pattern and texture, and fibers of some kind. Creating my own backgrounds with paint, ink, a Gelli Plate, or stencils has become one of my favorite techniques. I am not only a card maker, but also a card sender. I get those cards out in the mail to cheer, encourage, uplift, and spread a little love. Happy card making!
Welcome aboard, Karen! Again, we're so stoked you've joined our team and we look forward to lots of fun creating together!
Leslie & the DT