How did I ever get a name like Globug?
Globug started off as a cute little nickname given to me decades ago and it just kind of stuck. My real name is Gloria (but then, you probably figured that out). I was named after Gloria Jean, a lovely singer-actress from the 1940s. (I can’t sing, can’t act…oh, well!)
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.
Our little munchkin
Cookie, our little white-haired munchkin is an 12 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!
So, now I try to spend 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!