I am a happily retired amateur card maker who lived in South Florida for nearly 42 yrs; then we moved to Upstate South Carolina. I've made so many lovely friends with this post-retirement hobby. I am married to my DH & best friend of 50+years. We have one daughter (DD), who fosters & adopts greyhounds. At the moment she has 3 greys, our granddogs. I hope you will enjoy the things I post here. I decided to attempt a blog to help me monitor my improvement with my card making skills over time (copic coloring, card layouts & designs). Learning new things helps to keep the brain functioning, or so I am told. I would enjoy seeing your comments/suggestions on what I post; hopefully over time, my blogging skills will improve (they will have to since I'm starting from Ground Zero). I enjoy copic coloring & learning to use the airbrush for copics; I dabble with watercoloring, colored pencils and many other things. As in Jack of all Trades, Master of None! I've been inspired in all these areas by some very talented friends and some good teachers. UPDATE: Since starting this blog, I've met so many new card makers in blogland. They have not only inspired me tremendously but have been unfailingly supportive, encouraging, generous with help & advice, and it's been such a blessing to my life. We see so much sadness, violence, dishonesty & just plain old meanness in the news today, that it has reaffirmed my belief in the basic goodness of the human soul to have had this great generosity extended to me through these bloggers.Thanks to all who take the time to visit here and leave a comment.