Friday, June 20, 2014

Design Team Member: Judy Marino

For the current CELEBRATE challenge, click here.

Time for another design team feature!  Let's learn some more about Judy!

Judy Marino from Judy's Card Corner

  • designing for CASology
  • retired from the Sweet Stamp Shop design team.
  • loving being a past guest designer for Precious Remembrance Shop and 12 Kits of Occasions.
Do you have any favorite products &/or craft companies right now?
My favorite products are all of my stamps, patterned papers, embossing folders, dies, and my Wink of Stella brush glitter.  I also reach for my Glossy Accents every time I make a card!  I am a life-long fan of Hero Arts!  I have also grown to love Simon Says Stamp, Sweet Stamp Shop and Precious Remembrance Shop stamps.  I am also fond of Jane's Doodles, WPlus9, and Papertrey Ink.  (I own stamps from many other companies, too.  Basically, if I like the stamps, I will buy them!)
How did you get into card making?
My best girlfriend sent me a handmade, stamped Christmas card over ten years ago, and I was intrigued.  She suggested I buy a book on rubber stamping, and I did.  The rest is history!     
Why do you like Clean and Simple design?
I like clean and simple design because that is pretty much how I live my life!  I like to keep things clean, uncluttered, organized and simple.  (Of course, that rarely happens anymore -- but that is what I like!)  When it comes to cards, I don't like bulk -- mainly because I mail most of my cards and it is easier to mail a flat card!    
Do you have any advice for fellow crafters trying to find their own style?
Do what makes you happy and you will find your style!  Don't be afraid to CASE ideas, look to your surroundings for inspiration, check out Pinterest (I find TONS of inspiration there) and consider participating at challenge blogs.  I find that my style emerges when I'm given some structure -- whether a sketch or a color scheme or a cue word.  At this stage of my life, I don't make cards in order to win things -- I make them because it makes me happy! 
Is there anything else you think we should know about you?
When I am not making cards, I am enjoying my busy life with my husband and our four kids (ages 15, 14, 12 and 9).  I work part time as a school psychologist and I am actively involved in my kids' school activities and extracurriculars (and trust me, there are many of them!).  I also sing and can play a few instruments (guitar, ukulele, banjo).  I love gardening and reading, too!  I am also VERY proud to say that I have not missed a cue word at CASology since the challenge started!


  1. Yay, Judy! Love your answers! ;)

  2. Yay Judy, great feature! We love you and your style at CASology!

  3. Wow, with your busy life you've done well to not miss one cue word! Keep up the good work ;)

  4. You have a real gem here in Judy! Her cards are always so pleasing! Loved getting to know her a bit more today, and finding out how truly talented she is in other areas as well! Congrats, Judy, on your feature today!

  5. It was so much fun getting to know a little more about Judy! I don't know how she finds the time to create with her busy life, but I'm so glad she does! Judy's cards always inspire me...thanks so much for sharing her with us today!

  6. That was a great interview, Judy! I related to so much of it and have always loved your outlook and your style! I'm incredibly impressed at your ability to run your busy household and make cards AND blog!! You have lots of energy!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Wow, Judy, you are navigating one busy life AND still managing to make absolutely phenomenal cards! Love your comment about your CAS style being a reflection of how you live. Your cards are nothing short of fabulous, creative and soooo inspiring!

  8. Great getting to know you a little better, Judy ... I'm just the same about CAS ... it's how I am in life (or at least try to be!) Thanks for such great inspiration each week at CASology! Anita :)

  9. Wow Judy! I don't know how you manage to fit everything in!!! You must be super organised! Your cards are always an inspiration and it has been lovely getting to know you a little more! ;)

  10. What a great feature, love this insight about you Judy, you are also a busy bee like all the other CASology girls :)

  11. Wow, I'm always amazed at people who lead busy lives and still manage to create at least one card every single week.

  12. Great interview, Judy! It is great getting to know you a bit better! Thank you for your inspiration each week!

  13. Hi Judy, Well you really do have a busy life:D Thanks for sharing and I always look forward to your visits, always so positive and helpful! Congratulations on not missing any cue 's here on CASology, WOW :D x

  14. Judy, you are an accomplished card maker and one of THE nicest people I know!

  15. Hello Judy nice to meet you. I'm a mom too and my kids seem to be in everything as well. I get to create cards after midnight when they are sleeping.