Hey, that's tidbit number one! I'm a night owl. I'm like a bear that has been poked by a stick when I get up in the morning, much to the dismay of my husband, Phil. He's the handsome guy in the photo with the bad goatee. I've long since decided that it's not worth the effort to nag him about his ever creative facial hair. I just count myself lucky that he only coifs it into a handlebar mustache on Halloween. He may look like a hot version of Grizzly Adams sometimes, but its easily overlooked given his sheer awesomeness in all other respects. I still get butterflies when I see him from across a crowded restaurant...sigh. Best thing I ever did in my life was marry him. At the risk of making you guys barf...moving on...
Many people have asked me about the name of my blog, the Squareheaded Stamper. I'm not exactly positive why anglophones in Québec are sometimes referred to as "les têtes carrées" or "the squareheads". I checked it out on Wikipedia (eye roll paired with face palm) and they say this:
Tête(s) carée(s)- Used only in Québec, this term can be considered perjorative or even a racial slur. Literally square head(s) in English (possibly a back-formation of blockhead, and of the British term, bloke.
Now, I've only ever had the term used towards me in pure jest so I don't have much faith in the "racial slur" hyperbole that Wikipedia is so good at adding to their definitions. I'm affectionately known as "La Tête Carrée" with some of my friends so when I was looking for a unique name for my blog, it worked. Paired with "stamper", I think it's quite clever. : )
I've always been creative and I remember looking forward to the beginning of the school year not because I wanted to go to school (I was never really good at it- too lazy) but because it was time to buy school supplies. That meant a trip to my Disneyland a.k.a. the office supply store. All things paper, pens and glue just fascinated me. I love the order of it all. The packaging. The colours. The possibilities, I guess. Scrapbooking and stamping are pretty much the same. It's all about possibilities. It's my passion and I can't see myself ever giving it up.
That's it in a nutshell, kids! Oh, all the photos on this page were taken by my incredibly talented friend, Manon Dufour. Ske-doosh.