Sep 24, 2011

The ABC's of Me

I struggle a lot with what to put on my blog. Part of me would like to share my creative endeavours, however, I am often intimidated to do so after perusing the blogs of other papercrafters. There are so many talented people in the blogosphere and I have a hard time not comparing my work to theirs. (I'm working on this.) 
Sharing personal info is another struggle and in general I tend toward being private. I realized recently many of my favourite "crafty" blogs have a nice mix of crafty goodness plus some personal tidbits. 

Soooo..... this morning after reading THIS blog post by the delightful Krista Wells (her blog - Confessions of a Twenty Something Artist) I decided to add a dash of personalilty to my blog. I decided to play along in the following exercise. 
note: Wacky is my default setting for pics - "normal" is very hard for me.

The ABC's of Me
A bit of me in a nutshell...
A. Age: 35
B. Bed size: Queen - it's a little squishy with me, my hubby and our basset hound ~ we like to cuddle ;-)
C. Chore that you hate: scrubbing the bath tub - it's 60+ yrs old & the enamel has worn off
D. Dogs: Our sweet babies - Rosco (8 year old) Basset Hound and Daisy (6 year old) Beagle 
E. Essential start to your day: a great cup of coffee, mmmm, or 2 maybe 3
F. Favourite colour: grey ~ I love many colours but always gravitate to a shade with a grey undertone. 
G. Gold or Silver: silver for now but I can see with the change in trends eventually adding some gold to the mix
H. Height: 5'6"
I. Instruments you play: none but I do like to sing around the house making up wacky songs for the dogs or my hubby
J. Job title: making the most of my life and being the best person I can
K. Kids: the 2 fur babies mentioned in item D
L. Live: Alberta, Canada
M. Mother’s name: Debbie
N. Nicknames: when I was little my Grandpa used to call me Fleecy and Duckie (I miss him)
O. Overnight hospital stays: not a one, knock on wood
P. Pet peeves: people who are rude to sales staff at stores (urgghh) 
Q. Quote from a movie: I am forever trying to remember movie quotes but I have some sort of mental block.  I could hear the quote and not be able to repeat it verbatim 2 seconds later, haha, it's a quirk of mine.
R. Right or left handed: I'm a lefty!!
S. Siblings: 2 brothers, 1 sister - the difference in age between us ranges from 13-17 years
U. Underwear: under there
V. Vegetable you hate: hate is a strong word but I dislike cucumbers
W. What makes you run late: I get extremely anxious arriving somewhere early
X. X-Rays you’ve had: dental, back
Y. Yummy food that you make: scones, apple turkey burgers
Z. Zoo animal: gorillas and tigers

Our kids :-)
If you made it this far I thank you.  If you decided to give this a try please link you post in my comments.
Have a great weekend!

Sep 5, 2011

Stamptember Fun

I still have the card making bug & decided to put forth the following card as my entry into the Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Blog Hop.
Supplies Used:
Harmonie Stamp
American Crafts Chestnut Zing
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Copic Sketch Markers
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Scallop Oval
Basic Grey PP

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