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Design Spotlight: Laurie Schneider

August 3, 2012

Today’s Design Spotlight shines on Laurie Schneider, who recently won the Design of the Day for this very card!


Seriously, this  is one of my favorites because I had to leave my comfort zone and challenge myself to create it.

Normally my main subjects are my wonderful little boys (raccoons).  It was returned for edits, but with the help that Reviewer 443 gave me, I was able to create a design worthy of GCU.  The reviewers are always very helpful and I very much appreciate them all.

What inspired me was my husband of 35 fantastic years whom I love with all my heart. I am very pro-marriage because I have had such a wonderful one so I wanted to design a line of wedding cards.

I have three beautiful, grown daughters that I am very proud of who encourage me to create card designs. They look over what I design and give me their opinion on whether I should try again or submit it.:)

I love creating different designs from the photographs that I take. I spend hours at my computer and love every minute of it. I always have my camera ready to take photos because I believe beauty can be found almost anywhere if you take the time to look.

As I mentioned, raccoons are my main subject, although I have a wide variety of different subjects. The raccoons are Rocky, Bullwinkle and Sugar Bear. They are 6 year old males and are licensed Wildlife Ambassadors. They could not be released into the wild successfully because of numerous reasons, so they are kept in captivity for education. I do not believe in caging an animal, so they live a very privileged life in my home with my family and me.

I have been a wildlife rehabilitor for a very long time and love it. There is no better feeling then helping an orphaned animal begin its journey into the wild or to release an adult back into the wild.

When I am not busy with my family or with animals, I create greeting cards. I love opening my email and seeing that I made some sales. It gives me such a great feeling to know that someone liked my card enough to buy it! I am always excited about creating something new and hopefully will continue to do so for many years to come.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 3, 2012 12:06 pm

    Congratulations Laurie. This card is beautiful!! I love your racoon cards too 🙂

    • Laurie Schneider permalink
      August 3, 2012 9:27 pm

      Thank you! What a nice thing to say!! Take care, Laurie

  2. August 3, 2012 2:21 pm

    Nice to get to know you Laurie and I wish you luck with your new line of wedding cards! I was a full-time volunteer for our local Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for six years. I wore many hats; official photographer, Director of Public Relations and Ways & Means, but the role I loved the most was Squirrel Queen Mother. I rescued, raised and released over 85 Western Gray Squirrels during my ‘rein’. You are a wonderful woman to be saving lives and teaching the next generation what they know to live peacefully with these creatures – I applaud you!

    Though it needs to be updated, here is a Squidoo lens I did on Squirrels you might enjoy, being a wildlife rehabilitator 🙂


    • Laurie Schneider permalink
      August 3, 2012 9:26 pm

      Thank you Doreen! Loved your lens on squirrels, thank you for sharing. Also it’s wonderful to hear from someone else who cares about wildllife. I applaud you as well, sounds like you have done a lot for wildlife too! 🙂 Take care of yourself, I love your store, such beautiful cards, Laurie

  3. August 3, 2012 2:31 pm

    Great job, Laurie! Congratulations on stealing today’s spotlight! 🙂

  4. Laurie Schneider permalink
    August 3, 2012 9:28 pm

    Thank you, I was very honored that Corrie wanted to spotlight me!! Take care, Laurie

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