Blog: The Secret Life of Paper
Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started creating cards:
Hi! I’m Diana and I live in St Petersburg, Florida. I’ve been married for 34 years and have four beautiful daughters and two wonderful grandchildren. I drink tons of black coffee, except in the fall when I switch to Pumpkin Spice Lattes. And even though I live in Florida, I actually don’t like the beach very much.
I’ve always been crafty but I got into card making when a friend convinced me to co-host a Stampin’ Up! workshop in 2009. From that point on, I was hooked. I like to share my cards on Instagram and on my blog: The Secret Life of Paper.
Besides crafting, I enjoy working on home improvement projects, cooking, and believe it or not—I love to clean.
Here are a few of Diana’s favorite cards she’s created:
I love making all types of cards but currently I’m crazy about clean and simple designs with plenty of white space and bright bold colors. I think my card-making style is constantly evolving as I experiment with new products and techniques.
I like the bold look of the black and white with a pop of color on this card.
I love the clean and simple design of this card. The flowers and sentiment stand out against the white background.
This is another card that has plenty of white space allowing the stamped and colored image to take center stage.
My favorite junk food is anything chocolate.
If I could take a vacation anywhere, I would go to Ireland and/or Wales.
The one word that best describes me is LOL! I asked my kids for one word that describes me. I was hoping for kind, compassionate or maybe creative. I got clean and frugal. So there you have it—I’m a cheap neat freak. 😉
My favorite movie/television shows are Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.
I’d love to learn how to use power tools. There are so many home improvement projects I think I could tackle if I wasn’t afraid to use power tools.
I’m never without my reading glasses on my head and a cup of coffee in my hand.
The best super power to have would be the ability to freeze time. Imagine how much we could get done if that clock would just stop ticking!