Reader of the Week: Patti Gilliam

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It’s been a while since I had a Reader of the Week for you.  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:  Class, elegance and simplicity.

Favourite Stamp:  I honestly have never met a stamp I didn’t like, but clear stamps are such a delight to use.  I love being able to see exactly where my image is going.

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Card done at a recent Michelle Zindorf workshop

I love to take part in challenges and swaps when I can. 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!

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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.  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.  284 posts later, I’m still blogging!

DT Work: I am a design team member of Paper Cupcakes.

Tell us about your family: In April, I will celebrate 37 years of marriage to my wonderful husband, Stan.  He is my soulmate, and totally supports my addiction to all things paper and ink!  Our son is 34 years old, and is an Air Force Major in Los Angeles.  Our daughter is 29, and works as a Marketing Director for a branch of the YMCA. Our little white furball, Flake, and our grand-dog in LA., complete our family.  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.  My favorite authors change from book to book!  I read anything from History 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.  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.  Please visit her on her blog, Cherish Each Precious Day, and let her know you read about her here.


Posted on : Mar 11 2010
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6 People have left comments on this post

Mar 11, 2010 - 10:03:39
Cheryl M said:

Beautiful card!

Mar 11, 2010 - 11:03:50
LORRAINEB said:

I love your cards and I agree, simple is beautiful.

Mar 12, 2010 - 03:03:44
Maryann Laursen said:

Oh boy the black and blue card is sooooooo gorgeous. All the cards shown are great, but this one is just amazing. I really look forward to (hopefully) be as good as this some day he he he. I guess, it´s Patti´s work, you´re showing today Beth? but no matter who´s they are, they´re wonderful, so now I´ll go over and see, what she shows on her own blog too. HAve a great day dear friend and thanks sooo much for all your inspiration every day. I love my visit here each day.
biiiig hugs Maryann

Mar 13, 2010 - 11:03:16

I love Patti! She often comes to my blog and comments on my cards and projects and I love visiting her blog and seeing all that she creates!

Mar 15, 2010 - 11:03:31
Melissa said:

So exciting to see Momma G’s work on here. Go Mom!

Mar 19, 2010 - 10:03:22
Curt OBrien said:

Patti is one of my most favorite blog buddies. She is so talented! I’m so glad that you picked her for your reader of the week! She is a wonderful person! Best, Curt


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