Welcome to my card-making blog!
I left my job as a technical architect in 2008 after 17 years in the industry. My career was great, but I wanted to spend more time with my children. I had recently taken up card-making and was looking for something technical to keep me busy while the kids were in school, so I started this blog in February, 2010.
For almost five years, I posted a card-making video every Wednesday. Plus a few extra here and there when I had time.
As my blog grew with content, it got more readers and more traffic (a great thing!). However, that meant more cost and more of my time to keep it running. So although I had provided all my content for free for 5 years, I felt a little pressure to help defray costs. Plus, my kids were getting older, leaving me more time during the day to focus on something I love.
I decided to take all the content I had created over the last five years and combine it with even more content to launch LiveLoveCards. I added special card galleries by technique, product, style, and theme. I also added a community forum for questions and answers, which I review and answer daily.
I post two videos a week to LiveLoveCards. I still continue to post here, at DarleneDesign.com, but only about once or twice per month.
CLICK HERE to get more information about LiveLoveCards and view a Welcome video.
I love the opportunity to share this hobby with so many wonderful, kind people. I read every comment left on this blog and try to answer as many questions as I can.
My friend, Michelle, is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and donates her 25% commission to Foster Kids Charity. If you are planning a Stampin’ Up! purchase, please visit her store. I am an affiliate with quite a few online stores: Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Scrapbook.com, Dick Blick, Amazon, and JoAnn’s. When you click to their site from my blog, I get a small commission on the purchase.
When I’m not creating cards, I am spending time with my family (a very supportive husband and two young daughters) and two SPCA dogs. I am very passionate about health, wellness, and fitness. I am an AFAA-certified Group Fitness Instructor and teach dance fitness classes in Dallas, TX. If you live in the area and would like to attend, email me! I would love to see you.
Thanks for visiting. 🙂