I've had the name PaperSouls since 1996 (AOL days), but I didn't start creating cards until around 2008. I purchased my first Silhouette SD and taught myself everything I know. I mainly use the Silhouette Cameo and Curio machines, but I also do a lot by hand.
I really like the dirty, grungy, aged/distressed look best of all. Tim Holtz distress inks and embossing powders are among my favorite products to use.
Adding humor, even if only subtly, and to have function/movement are both important to me. I really enjoy taking objects and creating them from scratch, but boy is it time consuming! I'm a sucker for all those little details. lol.
My daughter is an amazing young artist, and she has given me some of her art to use in my designs as well.
And lastly, personalization! For years I've been incorporating my family into my cards, and I believe this is what makes my products different than all the others out there.
I'm still in the process of creating this page and I've been remaking a lot of my creations, so check back soon! I probably won't update this site too often, as my Etsy shop will be my main focus, as well as updates on social media. 2023 here we come!