Monday, December 20, 2010

Meet Our Newest Babes!

Jane lives in Bracknell which is in Berkshire which is in England, and for the love of all things magical wouldn't you know that she crafts in a space under the stairs? She isn't afraid of spiders, but she is afraid of frogs! Jane is surrounded by some wizardly boys named Jack and Ryan (who can run 3000 metres on a broken toe!), DH Darren who is also her best friend and Charley, the mad terrier pup. Oh, and then there is Patch, a mostly absent cat, due to the mad terrier pup of course.

Jane was so used to the firebolt, that a car with four wheels and an engine seemed just so rudimentary. Perhaps that is why she failed her driving test seven times. She may have been luckier if the test had been given in French (she's fluent) and the driving was done on the other side of the street (she grew up in France). Still, our girl can whip up a storm when she wants to -she works at the European Weather Centre, so fly over and take a peek at her marvelous craft magic@ http://milliesmarvels.blogspot.com/
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Alyssa describes herself in one word as "quiet" but she is no shrinking violet. Actually, she seems much more like Atom girl to us. She's a tattooed hard rocker with a snake named Houdini (he was lost in the house for 8 months), a Rotty named Rikki, a couple of Betta fish , her own Bouncing Boy, Zaniac and a Super Hero Hubs who actually built her a stamping cave! Can we say SHAZAM!!WOW!!BAM!!POW!!??

Growing up Lyss wanted to investigate serial killers for the FBI, so daddy invited a few FBI agents and psychiatric nurses over for dinner. Although this had nothing to do with Alyssa's choice, she started looking at the healthy food they were eating and chose to be a Human Nutritionist instead. Tempted? Ya, we thought so. Go and serve yourself up a serious helping of Alyssa @ http://critterlyss.blogspot.com/



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A visit to cafexpressions is like snuggling up to a table at your favorite corner bistro. Cheryl Ann First brings her down home skills (she lived in Michigan for forever!) to a new country spot in West Virginia. She is mixing up the menu a bit. Cheryl worked for a wholesale company for fifteen years, but has recently decided to stick to the basics - the kind you can only get from cooking at home. Her new digs are a little cozier (from a 20 x 12 craft space to a re-purposed porch) but the classy staff remains the same - Her high school senior son, Kyle, her Bff and hubster Chris, and the three pups Peter Pan, Mia and Prince Riley.

Cheryl Ann monitors security all by herself since she had childhood dreams of being a Forensic Psychiatrist, a cop or a fireman. You will also want to make sure you pay the bill before you leave, since our sweetheart once broke someone's finger...on purpose! The stereo is playing Classic Rock, a tall cold glass of water w/lemon is sitting on your table and the vintage d├ęcor will delight and surprise you. Check it out for yourself @ http://cafexpressions.blogspot.com/



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As a former teacher-librarian, we see Lindsey M-P as a study - a study in true living color. She lives in the WHITE winter wonderland of Ontario, Canada. She is our ORANGE torchbearer with a calico cat named Cricket (aren't crickets green?) She doesn't like cucumbers, dill pickles or olives (aren't those all green too?) but she does like dark chocolate and Black Russians. She loves RED shoes and BLUE sunny skies and primacolor and watercolor in EVERY color.

Follow us over the rainbow (there has got to be a pot of GOLD in here somewhere!) as some fresh colors are being blended on L
indsey's new blog http://bashfulblogging.blogspot.com/

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Laurel Seabrook said that her dream growing up was to be rich. She lives in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, BC., so in our view rich she is! Laurel, a grade one teacher, lives with two beautiful daughters, her husband, a cat and a dog. We can't resist turning Laurel's bio into a little travelog here - it is just too perfect! Laurel's favorite food is seafood. Could this be because she lives in the SALMON CAPITAL OF THE WORLD?? (and yes, feel free to check out the links) She only has one strange thing that she can come up with about herself...she crafts standing up! Could it be an influence from the 800 year old Douglas Firs standing over 200 feet tall that live nearby? Her favorite drink is water. Duh! Could it be because she is surrounded by incredible waterfalls and rivers and lakes and streams? And her most recently read book? The Polar Express. Can you see the connection here?

Laurel's most embarrassing craft story is that when she first got new flooring in her scraproom (she used to have carpet) her rolling chair really rolled and when she went to sit down it rolled right out from under her and she fell smack on her head on the floor! We'll leave that one alone. Join the 500 who want to scrap @ http://want2scrap.blogspot.com//

14 comments:

Karin said...

Hoo-ray for new torchbearers and hi my friend Laurel :) What a happy surprise! So exciting and I can't wait to see all of you light up the world of papercrafts ladies!

Lindsey said...

Oh I can tell this is going to be FUN!!! Can't wait to see everyone's creations!

melissac said...

Welcome ladies!!!I am so excited to see all of your fab creations this month!!

Amberbop said...

Yipppee! Rah! Rah! Rah!

Cheryl said...

Congrats ladies!

Pam said...

It might be cold and snowy , but these torches are gonna keep a lot of people warm!

Hestia's Helper said...

Look how CUTE they are!!!
Welcome aboard ladies... you're in for a wild ride, but you'll love every minute of it!

Emily Leiphart said...

Welcome ladies! I can't wait to see all your lovely projects!

Laurel said...

It is going to be fun!

Rhonda Miller said...

Welcome ladies. I can't wait to see your fabulous creatons.

Jenny said...

Found your blog through Jane's blog & it seems so ace & refreshing...have become a follower!

Amberbop said...

Oh yah! Hi, Jenny! So happy you found us.

lynn said...

love the pics! yay, laurel!

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Pam and all at Amber Inklings Have a fantastic Xmas and Best Wishes for 2011.
Chris x