Bio: Hi! My name is Heidi Van Laar and I make cards. I also live in southern Washington where I am a stay at home mom to my three beautiful little boys and wife to my wonderful husband, but lets talk cards! I have pretty much always made my own cards. When I was a kid they consisted of a folded in half piece of construction paper with something doodled on the front and when I got older, being a graphic designer, I would design things on the computer and print them out. That all changed in 2002 when I discovered scrapbooking after my 1st child was born. Once I figured out what kind of cards you could make with all those fabulous supplies I was totally hooked!! At first I was just making them for family and friends, then my sister-in-law convinced me to start selling them in her coffee shop. When I started blogging and participating in all things online, that's when the good stuff started to happen. First some challenge design teams and then publication, and now...the design team here at GCD Sudios!!! I am so grateful and excited to be here!
What it was like to get the call: OK, I could totally pretend to be all casual about this and deny that I had been thinking about it the whole night before and then all morning...but I would be lying. I KNEW the calls were supposed to start at 9am and every time the phone rang after that my heart would jump. I was hoping, really hoping I was gonna get one of those calls! Then it happened...at 10:11 am the phone rang. I approached, cautiously optimistic, then saw the caller ID! It said Sonboul, Heidi...yippee!!