Reader of the Week: Margie Cortina


Oh Bumble is me Margie.  Interesting and catchy name for a blog.  Interesting interview.

This interview was very fun for me.  Reading Margie’s blog, I felt I got a real good sense of who Margie is.  Margie agreed.  She said I asked questions that made her feel like I did know her.

When I randomly choose my reader of the week, I take the time to read the blog that I am going to highlight for you.

Rules for being chosen as my Reader of the Week.  Simple.  Leave a comment on one of my posts and your name is entered in the random drawing.

Margie has a newly designed blog, and I’m sure she would be thrilled to have you shout out a hi.  If you do, please let her know that Beth sent you.

Your blog name, Oh Bumble is Me…Margie, is a cute name.  How did you choose it?

Thank you 🙂 Choosing my blog’s name was actually quite easy… I was looking for a word that screamed who I was… my DH tried to help and pointed out the fact that I always do what I want to do even without know what it is that I am doing – does that make sense? LOL! It did to me!

Bumble means to stumble, to mumble, to be clumsy and also to create a humming sound – that’s all me! I’m clumsy and always mumbling my apologies, I always stumble upon things, usually by accident – my way of creating and learning, and I’m a huge hummer! I’m always humming my favorite song or nursery rhyme;  Bumble also sounds like bubble, which suits my bubbly personality and constant ramblings! Yes, I am one of those people who starts talking/typing about something and then ends up on something else 😉


What is your favourite thing about blogging?

So many different things! I am actually a bit shy in real life, so my blog gives me the opportunity to just be myself without any hesitations, and let’s me share what I love to do with everyone. It’s helped me be more outgoing, adventurous and carefree. Being a SAHM can be lonely at times, it helps know that I have an outlet to ‘speak’ to people and reach out and know that I am not completely alone, that their are other people that understand me… And of course, I love seeing everyone’s blogs and making new friends all around the world! So many very special, kind-hearted and talented people! All so caring and helpful! The comments that I receive are so encouraging 🙂 I love blog-world!

How did you start rubberstamping?

My little sister, Sara, introduced me to scrapbooking and then later on to rubberstamping by taking me to a Stampin Up! demo last year… I immediately feel in love with stamps! The artist within me was screaming to come out and start coloring! I love to draw, but stopped once life got too busy with family and kids. Stamping has been the closest thing to drawing and I love it so much!

How long have you scrapbooked?

I have been scrapbooking for a little over a year now! I wish I had more time to get all of my creative ideas accomplished… I wish I had know about it all sooner!


What stamp lines are your favourite?

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a HUGE Greeting Farm fan – they’re all so cute and versatile! I also love Rachel Anne Miller samps, Dog Gone Stamps and I cannot wait to get my hands on some Gorjuss stamps!

The world of Digital stamping has also snuggled into my heart! I love having the freedom to alter the size of my image to fit any card or layout.


Do your boys stamp or scrapbook with you yet?

Oh yes! My boys love to get inky and have been for the last 6 months! They have their own Cuttlekids and separate basket of dollar stamps, 2×2 dies, inks, etc. Crayola has created a scrappy line just for kids and of course, they enjoy my scraps and have ‘borrowed’ many of my Ian and Wild Sprout stamps… if I’m missing something, I know exactly where to look, lol!

Tell us about the Operation Nice blog.

My sister, Sara of Scrap Happie, was one to tell me about Operation Nice and organized a blog hop in honor of it too last month…

Operation Nice is a blog created by Melissa to remind people that “a little bit of NICE goes a long way.” It’s a way to remind yourself and others that kindness means a lot, you don’t know what the person next to you may be going through and just reaching out and doing the smallest gesture can change that person’s view, hope and world! Also, you will find NICE challenges, giveaways, downloads and ideas on plenty of NICE things to do, share and how to ‘pay it forward’! It’s a wonderful and encouraging place to help yourself be a better, NICER person everyday!

Do you participate in any forums?

Yes, I do! I have 2 that I visit often when life isn’t so crazy, one is fairly new and the other is an old time friend 😉

I just recently joined Label Tulip; I fell in love with their kits, which I just signed up for and these group of ladies are extremely talented! I hope to get to know everyone and am prepared to learn so much, especially on how to create more layouts – I still struggle with cutting my pictures, lol!

My other forum to visit is Twilight Tuesday!!! I’m a huge fan of Twilight and this group of gals just makes it even better and more fun! Who knew that a book made into a movie would create such a stir amongst the scrapbooking and cardmaking world! There ongoing discussions not only about Twilight and Edward 😉 but also about scrapping, stamping, other books, news, etc. There is a topic for everything and anything… and did I mention Edward 😉

Edited to add:  I recently saw a wonderful Twightlight stamp set at Barnes and Noble bookstore.  How fun for Twightlight ans.


Thank you, Margie, for playing along.

You can shout out a hello to Margie at Oh Bumble is Me…Margie.

Posted on : Sep 23 2009
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4 People have left comments on this post

Sep 23, 2009 - 08:09:09
Kim H said:

Hi Margie, it is so nice to meet you! I just love reading all about you! Beth, you know I<3 it when you do Reader of the Week!

Sep 23, 2009 - 01:09:56
Viv said:

It was a pleasure to ‘meet’ you Margie! Thanks for introducing us Beth!
Viv xx

Sep 24, 2009 - 08:09:30
Risa said:

Congratulations Margie!!!

Jan 20, 2012 - 12:01:27
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