I’m Nancy Sheads — paper crafter, blogger, Copic instructor, and the artist behind Rowhouse Greetings. I live in a 19th century rowhouse built before the invention of closets with my husband and two cats.

I taught Copic card classes at Photo Scraps in Eldersburg, Maryland and at The Queen’s Ink in Savage Mills, Maryland until the closure of both stores in 2022 and 2023 respectively. My teaching philosophy is simple – I want you to feel confident when you color and have fun with your markers. In class, I’ll walk you through the techniques you’ll need in order to complete the class projects. My goal is for you to be able to incorporate the techniques and skills you learn in class in order to develop a style that is uniquely your own.

My style is clean and simple. After I’ve spent all that time coloring, I want the image to take front and center. I get easily frustrated shuffling through stacks of paper and messing with intricate card designs. So I don’t add a lot of ribbons, flowers or other fru-fru to my cards (it was a big day when I started adding sequins!). Cards are meant to be shared so if I can’t fit it in an envelope and mail it, then what’s the point?

I currently design for Colorado Craft Company (the Anita Jeram images are particular favorites) and Jane’s Doodles. In my Creative Resume, you can find additional information on my training and design team experience. Please don’t hesitate to contact me – if I don’t know the answer, I may be able to direct you to someone who does!

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