It’s been a while since I had a Reader of the Week for you.Â Now that I’m back on track, I would like to introduce you to Patti J Gillam, a long time reader who enjoys participating in our challenges and chit chatting with me.
Patti has been a rubber stamper for 8 years and has a blog called Cherish Each Precious Day.
Favourite Colour Combination: Black, white with a mix of a third colour.
Favourite Style:Â Class, elegance and simplicity.
Favourite Stamp:Â I honestly have never met a stamp I didn’t like, but clear stamps are such a delight to use.Â I love being able to see exactly where my image is going.
Card done at a recent Michelle Zindorf workshop
I love to take part in challenges and swaps when I can.Â I haven’t gotten too involved in the forums yet. There are so many options available, and it’s still a bit overwhelming to me!
Card made with one of our Sarah Kay stamps
How did you start blogging? Ironically, my blog began in November of 2008, when we started remodeling a bathroom in our home.Â Our daughter lived in New York, and our son in California, and it was a good way to keep them up to date on each step of the remodel. When that job was finished, I was going to shut down the blog, and my friends and family suggested showcasing my hobby.Â 284 posts later, I’m still blogging!
DT Work: I am a design team member of Paper Cupcakes.
TellÂ us about your family: In April, I will celebrate 37 years of marriage to my wonderful husband, Stan.Â He is my soulmate, and totally supports my addiction to all things paper and ink!Â Our son isÂ 34 years old, and is an Air ForceÂ Major in Los Angeles.Â Our daughterÂ is 29, and works as a Marketing Director for a branch of the YMCA. Our little white furball, Flake, andÂ our grand-dog in LA., complete our family.Â No grandbabies yet, but we haven’t given up hope!
Do you read and if so, a favourite book or author? Next to playing with paper, I love to read.Â My favorite authors change from book to book!Â I readÂ anything from HistoryÂ or Political non-fiction to Christian writers, love stories, comedies, and just finished the Twilight Series.
Other hobbies? A spring and summer love of mine is gardening.Â I will never be too old to be amazed when a clump of dirt becomes a beautiful and colorful bloom.
Patti, thank you for a glimse into your life as a stamper, mother and wife. It was so nice to learn more about one of my readers.
Patti would love to hear from you.Â Please visit her on her blog, Cherish Each Precious Day, and let her know you read about her here.