How did I ever get a name like Globug?
Globug started off as a cute little nickname given to me by my nephews, Dan and Eric, about 25 or more years ago–it just kind of stuck. My real name is Gloria (but then, you probably figured that out). I was named after Gloria Jean, a beautiful singer-actress from the 1940s. (I can’t sing, can’t act…oh, well!)
My family, sounds too good to be true? Ah, but it is!
I am married to Peter, the most wonderful man in the universe. I have two loving and
beautiful adult children, Angie and Neil and three fabulous and unique grandchildren, Lindsay, Austin and Ashleigh. To complete the picture is Jenn, my sweet daughter-in-law, who is more like a daughter. My mom, lovingly known as Nan and more often, as The Warden, is 84, looks like 64 and has more energy than the average eight-year-old. I hope it’s in the genes!
Our little munchkin
Cookie, our little white-haired munchkin is an eight-and-half-year-old Bichon Frise. She is my constant companion…and I mean constant. She is beautiful, smart, charming and funny. Her big black puppy eyes and comical antics cause even dog-haters to fall in love with her! She keeps me company when I’m in my studio and a day without Cookie would be 100 times worse than a day without sunshine and chocolate!
How I pay for my paper passion
In January 2008, I retired from my 20-year career in the Federal Government of Canada as Director of Internal Communications for Transport Canada. Within a few months, I had started my own business, Gloria Sauve Communications, and found myself busier than ever! I must say, I was content and didn’t think I would ever really retire…until, on a beautiful spring day in 2011, when I discovered the gentle art of making beautiful greeting cards.
As my collection of designer paper, punches, sparkles and ribbon grew, my “office” gradually transitioned from a whole room to a laptop on the end of the dining room table. Files and reference material were replaced with Copic colour charts and shelves of “this and that and the other thing” for card-making. Globug Ideas Studio was in full swing!
I was really having fun and decided to retire, for a second time. So, on December 31, 2011, I shut down my business and became a bona fide retiree. That lasted for a year, until I got an offer I couldn’t refuse. I am back to work, but just three days a week; back to communications. This contract should be over by the end of September and then I will really retire–for the last time. And, when I do, I will go back to spending my days in my studio (a.k.a. my happy place), groovin’ to my favourite tunes and making cards for every imaginable occasion. It’s all good!