I have been an artist and crafter all my life, and a graphic designer by trade. My card design hobby started with rubber stamps and then exploded when scrapbooking became popular. I went full time when the magazine publisher that I worked for went bankrupt in 2006. (When one door closes...)
I now design cards and paper craft gifts for clients as well as for contests and publication. (And friends and family, of course!) My goal is to design for a product line(s) and/or publisher and eventually publish my own card-making book(s).