The Things I do:
I spent five years creating and donating hand made blank greeting cards for Operation Write Home. This organization stopped receiving cards in August 2015. Now I spend my efforts working on seasonal, personal projects and take opportunities to craft for organizations and groups that need cards.
Other than paper crafting, I enjoy camping and spending time with family and friends.
I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and have my own online store. You can buy Stampin’ Up! products online at paperplayer.stampinup.net
Go to my gallery to see my projects and what I am working on.
My name is Lori L. I am a retired police officer from the central San Joaquin Valley, in California.
If you had told me six years ago I would be making hand-made cards and paper-crafting, I would have told you that you were crazy!
MY PAPER “ADDICTION” (How it started)
Approximately six years ago, I was invited to a “Make and Take,” party by a friend. I understood that I was going to learn how to make Christmas Cards. Bored with being retired I was looking for fun stuff to do with friends. Our Hostess was a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I found I could make beautiful hand-made cards with an assortment of matching papers, card stock, stamps and embellishments. With very little effort and the guidance of our Hostess, I had created professional-looking cards. I was hooked! Soon I was exploring techniques and products and showering my family with cards. As I perfected my craft I found Stampin’ Up! products provided me with quality supplies and coordinating accessories, as well as project ideas and on-line tutorials. I soon found it was to my advantage to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to support my own habit at a discount. I continue to explore paper-crafting in the form of 3-D items like boxes and flowers, scrapbook pages and home decor. I am constantly trying to perfect my techniques and am excited to learn new things.