Hi. I'm Sue Zakar.
I'm a serial crafter.
While that means that I have lots of cute creations filling up my shelves, it also means the shelves are probably getting dusty (let's not talk about floors...) My favored tool? A cutting machine -- in my case a Cricut Explore Air 2. It all started so innocently:
I'm "grandma" age, 67 as of this writing. After my husband retired, I realized I needed something to keep me busy besides hovering over his shoulder. I took up learning how to make pop-up cards.
I soon found out that my not-so-young hands did not take kindly to hours of X-acto knife cutting, so decided there must be a better way.
Ccomputers and I go way back (late 1970's to be more precise) so -- of course -- I researched and discovered cutting machines. Soon a Cricut was on my wish list, and soon thereafter in my posession (thanks Hubby!)
From there it has just been a learning by doing (and buying, buying, oops) experience. I started out using Illustrator, but because of cost, switched to Inkscape, which I now use for all new designs.
I love doing 3D cardstock creations, Much of what I learned came from doing projects on 3dsvg.com (Dreaming Tree). It gave me a good foundation for figuring out how to design my own. I thought about starting a store, but decided just to share.
(I am also one of those folks that enjoys weeding HTV, so my favorite HTV projects are mandala/zendoodle sorts of designs.)
A while back, I did web development, so natch, I had to try to combine the two things, and here we are. I'm just me, just a crafter, not claiming great expertise in anything, and always looking to learn something new. Papercraft really does provide lots of opportunity to learn.
What else about me? . I'm a fervent adherent to the idea that all of us people are in this together. Every person wakes up in the morning because God thinks they have a reason to be here. The same for every person I meet. Smile. See if there is a way to make their life a little better. Maybe that's the reason I got to wake up.
Perhaps because I have cancer (chronic lymphocytic leukemia), I'm especially thankful for each day. On that note, if anyone wants to donate to a cause close to me (no pressure, just letting you know) then here's a suggested organization, the CLL Society. I'm putting this at the end, because it is not what you give that is important to me, so much as what I can give to you. Happy crafting.