Spotlight Series Day 26 – Me, Myself & I

Well my day 26 Spotlight guest had some technical issues… so we have no Day 26 Spotlight Guest….

Soooo .. you got me instead.  I guess it’s only fair if I am going to ask everyone else to answer all these questions…I should probably do it too.  Now  there is the small fact that I’m not an artist, I’m not a designer…. and I’m not a small craft business owner.

… and only a handful of people really care what I  think,or who I am …. but if you ignore those facts…. LOL

anyways.. for anyone  who just wants to follow the series anyway…. here you go 🙂


Who are you? MsWipz  – <<that’s here in case you didn’t know lol

Where are you? Scottish, living in Texas, US of A

Would you go cave diving with sharks?  Can’t swim.. so no.. but I would love to Kayak with the Orcas up in the San Juan Islands.

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?  Never, first off I can’t draw a stickman…and secondly…I don’t do serious  🙂

What was the first product you ever had for sale?  I don’t sell my work, I am too self critical and I am a relative newbie  at this whole handcoloring card making shenanigans. I’ve given projects away and I have done a huge project for the cost of materials… but that is as  close to “business” as it gets.
I did do a Christmas note set for a friend and she sent me a Michaels GC as a thank you… but I don’t think that counts either.
The Shaker windows I sell are practically at cost when you add in supplies and shipping and driving them to what I like to call my  “miracle worker ” post office who can  usually deliver in 2 days haha.. gotta love them…it is worth the drive…so I don’t class that as a business either.

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be? I have 3 VERY old tattoos…..if I were to get another one it would most likely be a bullseye on my butt cheek… I always wanted one of those for when I wear my worn out Levis …. *grin

What is your best and worst personality trait?   I’m honest.. it has its up and downsides

What’s your favorite horror movie?  without a doubt.. the original Hellraiser..Pinhead was the hottest piece of dead flesh a girl could lust after back in his day


What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

No store, but if I had to pick a favorite piece since I started making cards and such…. it would still have to be my KennyK Capt Locke card.

This was my first real outside the box  project and my first attempt at 3D Decoupage and foam padding.  My neighbor keeps trying to steal this one lol.

If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?   way my life goes… probably whoever is dead lol ..

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?  No idea.. must have been a long time ago.  I sure could use one though.

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes? Absolutely heck yeah…  I was always one of those “I’ll believe it when I see it kind of people”

… and then I saw it.. them.  I’ve had a few “encounters”

If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?  Tinkerbell..  but they reserve that role for a man in tights apparently  lol..or at least they did.   But flying off the top of the Disney Castle would be hella cool.

If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life?   hmm  I dunno, but you can bet it wasn’t someone demure and ladylike.  I’d have been someone like Calamity Jane.  I’m not a girly girl.

Who is your inspiration/muse?   My warped humor….I think.  When I see an image I like I let my humor kick in and see if it’s something I can work with.


How many people work with/for you?

Just me and my son, he is 4 and hijacks my craft space and projects.  He is my art critic and director too LOL

You may see references to him at times on my project posts… like my recent Scrapper’s Delights DT project ..where he photobombed my card  picture taking session with an angry bird ..I literally got photobombed by Bomb.

Name your favorite cartoon? Betty Boop, not that I ever see it…  all I see nowadays is Curious George, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers lol

Favorite quote?  “Best friend or worst enemy, pick a side” … by me  LOL

What’s your guilty pleasure?  hahaha .. how long  do you have?

Foodwise… It would have to be Bacci Chocloate, fresh unsliced bread smothered in real butter…. with Heinz Tomato Soup which I rarely ever get anymore now I live in the US…  and slices of REAL salami from a whole sausage .. not the pre sliced stuff you get in the store…I’m talking 1/2  inch chunky slices lol… my ex FIL was Italian and we used to get whole salamis from the restaurant he worked in. *sigh…

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?
Well.. I don’t .. but anywho lol

 I’m a stay at home mom nowadays.. previous job was working as a claim asst. in claims for FMLA and disability etc .. handling them for large corporations.  Before that I worked as an admin in an oil & gas company… I’ve also worked in Distribution and done voluntary work,   webmistress, and back in the early days fun things like produce packaging

… I  can trim and  wrap a mean Cauliflower I tellya !

If you could hang out with ANYONE in the world ….  who would it be?….and what is the one question you would want to ask them?

My stepdaughter.. she lives in Australia now and  I haven’t seen her  face to face in  just over 10 years  :/  and have only met my son in law  once…and never met my granddaughter.   I may not be with her dad nowadays but she’s still my kid to me… even at 35 lol.

hmm what would I ask her….  “can I have your combat boots… I had to leave mine in California?” lol

What’s your favorite color?  Black

What was your favorite subject in school…?  Phys Ed I think .. school was not a fun time for me…

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?
heck no….   my own kid used to pretend to be asleep so I would stop singing to him… nope I don’t even wanna hear me sing.

If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?  
I’d love to be a storm chaser.. but is that a real job??  maybe an independent photographer/storm chaser… I love photographing lightning.  But I wouldn’t give up my current job for anything… my son is my fulltime 24/7  and you can’t beat the benefits of this job.

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?

lately…. my Kuretake pohoto Tape.… that stuff is fab and is the best tape I have tried so far for my foam sheets.

What is the one question you are really glad I didn’t ask ….and dare you answer it anyway? Lol   Hahaha  No..  not happening… not because I am shy,  .. far from it .. I will answer almost ANYTHING but some things are best left unspoken and not archived for eternity on a search engine haha

.. and I have discovered over the years  that a warning should come attached to questions aimed at me… and I quite often do issue it…  “be careful what you ask, you may well get the honest answer…. are you SURE you want it”

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with?  Someone funny… as long as they aren’t a secret agoraphobic…  It would be just my luck to spend 6 hours trying to keep someone else calm and not strangle them lol.

I’d probably pick..Eddy Izzard, Jo Brand, Graham Norton, Rowan Atkinson… old school comedians

…… you know what.. no I wouldn’t I’d pick a president or  royalty or something…. you know there aint no way they leaving  someone important stuck in no elevator for 6 hours.

But wait… what if it was impossible to get them out and I got trapped with say… Camilla Parker Bowles or Charles or something… at least give me Kate, Harry…. or Prince Phillip.. he has no filter… at least he’d be fun lol.

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?  depends on my mood…and what’s at hand… cheetos, cereal, toast, pop tarts, ice cream.. I’m not fussy

What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year? All of them now I have my son…. before that.. holidays weren’t my thing.. my family put the ‘strange in estranged’… and sadly; I am  actually the normal one in my family….aint that some scary Stuff!

If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?  I always wanted to be called Penelope, after Penelope Pittstop in the Wacky Races Cartoon…. Now I am older.. not so enamored with her, she was a bit of a useless chick LOL

What should be written on your gravestone when you die?  “so.. you gonna sleep now?”

Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?  Used to watch it back in the day when Hulk Hogan and the Warrior were around… haven’t seen it in years

If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??  I don’t know that I would… motherhood has made me less of a daredevil .. If I was single and not a mom..hell yeah in a heart beat.

I remember  back in my teens watching the Jean Michel Jarre, Rendez Vous Houston concert and thinking how amazing  it would have been if they had actually got to record that first music in space as planned. Me and my friends at the time were huge Jarre fans… The tribute to the Challenger Crew  is something I don’t think I will ever experience  the likes of in this lifetime… I don’t think a concert nowadays will ever have the impact of this one.  He closed down Houston Freeways and brought over a million people together for something beautiful.  I never thought 30 years ago I’d be sitting here in Texas myself lol.

“The last track on the album was originally scheduled to include a saxophone part recorded by astronaut Ron McNair on the Space Shuttle Challenger, making it the first piece of music to be recorded in space, but on 28 January 1986, 73 seconds after lift-off, the shuttle disintegrated and the entire Challenger crew were killed. The track was dedicated to McNair and the other astronauts on board Challenger.” Wikepedia

His Laser Harp and choir have to be one of the coolest things I have seen and heard.  Since then.. Rendezvous will forever be one of my favorite albums of all time.  It’s worth a listen 🙂

If you think you have never heard his music, check out the video links. You may be surprised to know you actually probably do recognize his work from  things like  the penguin and antarctica special.

Which decade do you think had the best music?  I’m very eclectic in my taste in music… I would have to say anything from the 50’s on would have something I like…. but I also love some classical and opera. .. so anything from Slade and The Bay City Rollers, to Britney Spears and  Rhiana, Pavarotti to  Buddy Holly..

Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..  was it fun, or a nightmare?  Nope was married at 17 .. the first time.  I don’t think I ever had a blind date so to speak..I’ve had a few blind drunk ones… does that count *grin

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?  World of Warcraft, not that I have time to play lately.

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?   I never planned to grow old …  so I can’t answer that one ..I’ll have to wait n see.


If you were a classic car…. what would you be?  Elvira’s 58 T bird 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?  anything with a good beat … rock pop, reggae, rock opera…If it got beat I’m shaking that thing!

Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?  the person named on my birth certificate as father.. .. the boogey man was a pussycat  in comparison.

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?  I’ve met so many cool people through crafting…the variety of backgrounds and characters is fabulous…. all with a common thread.  I’ve also met some not so fun, or cool people… but that is one of the joys of the internet.





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