The Autumn 2016 issue of Take Ten magazine came out on September 1st, and I went to my local Barnes & Noble store right after I was done teaching school to pick up my copy. My sister-in-law Sherry had let me know that she has two cards published in this issue, and I was also happy to see that my card-artist friend and fellow educator Suzanne Delaware also has two of her cards included. It’s always a pleasure to see familiar names and favorite artwork among the pages of Take Ten and The Stampers’ Sampler – something to anticipate every few months!
In both cases, these cards made by Sherry were layout submissions from past challenges, so it is gratifying to all of us that even though we might submit cards for a challenge and not have it chosen, we are sometimes surprised to see our cards appear months or even years later in the “general cards” category, probably when the colors or other details are right for a page that the staff is putting together at that time.
Suzanne’s cards are fun and colorful, and often vintage or retro in style.
I’d like to invite Sherry and Suzanne to tell us about their cards in the “comment” section, and also share anything about their work in general; favorite supplies, materials, techniques, etc.