Monday, 28 February 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!!!!

Look what I received! My first ever BLOG AWARD! This exciting surprise came to me from a fellow Canadian and Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Terry Montgomery - thank you Terry! This award made my day!

So now I must
1) Thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog
2) Share 8 things about myself
3) Pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered
4) Leave a comment on their blogs so that they can pass along the recognition!

Before I get to the 8 things about myself, I need to top up my coffee. Ok - there's the first thing about me;

1 - I love good coffee. Bit of sugar, bit of milk. In fact, my husband just surprised me with a bag Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee - noted to be the finest coffee in the world!

2 - I was born and raised in Comox, British Columbia, which is where I got my love for nature: hiking, kayaking, camping and fishing (specifically for salmon and yes, I gut and clean my own fish!). My husband (who is from England) and I currently live in New Brunswick - but you never know where the wind blows you.

3 - I studied Tourism and Hospitality (I'm a certified Travel Counselor) and Tourism Marketing Management - and I've worked for Tourism British Columbia, Delta & Hilton Hotels, Banff Springs Hotel, and my favorite job of all time, Pacific Coastal Airlines. I also worked for a few years with Global TV, setting up commercials for seven TV stations across Canada. I am now self-employed (Stampin' Up!) & my husband and I hope to have our own business one day (coffee shop).

4 - Traveling is one of my favorite things to do! I love road trips, I love planes and I love cruising. There is so much to see and experience in this Big Ole World of ours and I look forward to future excursions! One place I've always wanted to see is Pompeii. It's always intrigued me. Once upon a time I wanted to be an archeologist - everything about how people lived (especially in Egypt) fascinates me. I'd rather watch a documentary on Nova, National Geographic and the Travel channel than a sitcom any day! Out of the places I've traveled to, so far my favorite spots are the sandy beach of the Big Island of Hawaii (I could snorkel there for hours and hours) and Lewes, England. I love the pubs, the history, the scenery and the architecture of the houses, castles and churches. (Lewes is also where my husband is from so how could I not love it?)

5- Along with stamping and all things creative, cooking and entertaining are also my passion! I get great pleasure in cooking and especially in sharing it with others. There's nothing better than good friends, good food, good conversation - and good vino!

6 - I play guitar & sing and my song, "Shattered Hearts", is copy-written

7 - Thai. Mexican and Japanese food are my favorites. Not necessarily in that order.

8 - My Great-great Grandfather helped design the Bluenose (my Dad's side of the family is from Nova Scotia) - another relative was first mate on this vessel too.

So there you go! Eight things about me that you may not have known. Here are the eight fabulous blogs that I am passing the 'Stylish Blogger Award' to:

Stampin' Butterflies
Homespun Smiles
Peg Craft a Lot
Keenan Kreations
In the Kitchen with Monica
Windy Meadows Farm
The English Kitchen
Bron's Stamping Space

I really enjoy all of these blogs - I hope you do too!

Here are the last of my February Thank You cards. I love tucking these cards into the stamp orders for all my customers!

These were really quick and fun to make.

I used the gorgeous Nature Walk stamp set with the Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper.

I've got a full day today, getting ready for my March workshops, clubs and events. I can't wait to share with you all of the fun projects and cards I've got in store!! Until then...

Happy Stamping!


  1. Thank you so much for the blog award but as I only got this a week or so ago I feel I must decline, love your projects too and will be a follower on yours

  2. Thanks for sharing the award with me, Tina...what a nice surprise! It's my first blog award...heartfelt thanks for choosing to pass it along to me! -Mary

  3. Thank you so much for passing on this award to me - how fun! Love your blog too, by the way :-) Happy Stamping! Brenda