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cr8iveme 11-18-2012 06:43 AM

Brown Coats Unite
 
Hi!

We are a fun group who love Sci-fi and FANtasy fans who are crafty and blog. We want to belong to a steady group of Bloggers that inspire, encourage and acknowledge each other as creative minds and aren't ashamed to be labeled Sci-fi fans. This thread will be a place where we can ask questions, help each other grow our blogs and follow along on our creative art journeys. This group is open to any "Sci-fi loving creative blogger".

P.S. You don't need to write about your Sci Fi Fan-dom unless you want to. Although, I may try to see later if anyone is interested in doing a Blog Hop later to showcase your particular Fan-dom.

Thoughts:

1. Each Blogger will have an active blog. (Meaning you try and post at least once a week, if you don't no worries but it would be more exciting if it was a little more regularly than once every 2 months.)

2. Each Blogger needs to visit his/her fellow Bloggers leaving an encouraging word or two if they have a NEW post. (You could become followers, sign up via email or just follow the Bloggers List, which you can find below in this comment)

3. Each Blogger will notify members of prolonged absence as we are forming friendships and if you disappear, we would appreciate notification.

4. Check in here occasionally and leave a message so we know you are still an active member.

5. Bloggers are asked to share their ideas regarding the group which could potentially include challenges, RAKs, swaps or the like.

6. Bloggers are REQUIRED to post the blog group and members list on their blog.

7. There will be cap the number at 10 - 12 Bloggers in the group, so as not to overwhelm people. Please be an ACTIVE participants.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to being inspired, giving inspiration, being encouraged and giving encouragement.

THE BLOGGERS:
1. Mary - Cr8ive ME
2. Theresa - himynameistheresa | Paper, paper, crafts, and more paper
3. Gale - Stamps and Stitches
4. Marcy - My Paperie Dreams
5. Lou -Louise Forsyth - Punknscrap
6.TraceyJeanH-Sticky Inky Fingers
7. PikkuLilla Öisellä rannalla voi kuun siltaan kulkea
8. Christ The Trash Queen
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cr8iveme 11-18-2012 06:55 AM

I thought it would be fun to share which Fandom you belong to.

I'm a total Joss Whedon fan. I love Firefly, Buffy and Angel.

I am also a fan of Doctor Who, Star Trek (Next Gen, Voyager, Original, and Enterprise),
and The Big Bang Theory (which just puts all the Fan-doms together).

Loved The Lord of the Rings. Can't wait for The Hobbit.

And one of my favorite series is The Planet of the Apes.

Love Twilight saga too. I even dressed up as Rosalie for the Thursday night showing. It was for a party that had been planned since January, there were door prizes, raffles, a wolf howl contest, and a costume contest.

Hope to get to know y'all better.

Hugs,

asnowballschance 11-18-2012 07:16 AM

Hi! I'm also a Joss Whedon fan, and I just got my complete Buffy set in the mail last week! I'm already on season two. I like Doctor Who, grew up on Star Trek, and just finished reading Neil Gaimon's American Gods.

My blog is himynameistheresa | Paper, paper, crafts, and more paper. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

cr8iveme 11-18-2012 07:53 AM

Hey Theresa!

Glad you found the thread. I haven't read Gaimon's American Gods. I may have to add it to my reading list.

I added you to the list.

Luv2Craft04 11-18-2012 07:55 AM

Thanks so much for setting this up Mary: I am a big fan of Twilight, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter. I don't get to watch much TV these days but maybe through here, I'll get some inspiration for what shows would be good to watch! :) That is so cool you dressed up as Rosalie! I just saw Break Dawn 2 this weekend and loved it! :)

Please add me to the list:
Marcy-mypaperiesdreams@blogspot.com

Thanks so much!
Marcy

gale 11-18-2012 09:22 AM

ME! You can see by my avatar and signature line that I love all things Firefly. :mrgreen: I've read all the twilight books and have seen the first two movies. I am waiting for both Breaking Dawn movies to be on dvd because I want to watch them together.

My blog is http://www.stamps-and-stitches.com

I don't blog about scifi though...

cr8iveme 11-19-2012 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Luv2Craft04 (Post 19832629)
Thanks so much for setting this up Mary: I am a big fan of Twilight, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter. I don't get to watch much TV these days but maybe through here, I'll get some inspiration for what shows would be good to watch! :) That is so cool you dressed up as Rosalie! I just saw Break Dawn 2 this weekend and loved it! :)

Please add me to the list:
Marcy-mypaperiesdreams@blogspot.com

Thanks so much!
Marcy

Hi Marcy!

I'm trying to add you to the list but the blog addy you posted is typed like an email and didn't work when I tried to click on the link.

Then I tried to look it up on google and couldn't find it.

Can you please check to make sure we have the right blog site listed for you?

Thank you,

cr8iveme 11-19-2012 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gale (Post 19832737)
ME! You can see by my avatar and signature line that I love all things Firefly. :mrgreen: I've read all the twilight books and have seen the first two movies. I am waiting for both Breaking Dawn movies to be on dvd because I want to watch them together.

My blog is Stamps and Stitches

I don't blog about scifi though...

That's OK Gale. I don't really expect anyone to blog about their Sci Fi preferences unless they want to.

Although, I was thinking it might be fun to do a little blog hop maybe when we get a bit bigger. Focusing on a fun Fandom like maybe Doctor Who (maybe like The Weeping Angels, or Picasso, or maybe the Tardis), the writings of Isaac Asimov (maybe a robot blog hop, i.e. "I, Robot") or Twilight.

Just a fun thought I had.

Hugs,

gale 11-19-2012 09:53 AM

Here is Marcy's blog: My Paperie Dreams

cr8iveme 11-19-2012 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gale (Post 19834628)
Here is Marcy's blog: My Paperie Dreams

Thank you Gale. I've got you and Marcy's blogs added to the list.

Yay! I'm so excited. I hope we get more bloggers that want to participate.

Hugs,

gale 11-19-2012 03:09 PM

I think it's standard for everyone in the group to have a list of the group blogs on their site. Maybe that should be added to the guidelines.

I'll get what we have so far added tonight after my kids and dh are in bed.

cr8iveme 11-20-2012 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gale (Post 19835323)
I think it's standard for everyone in the group to have a list of the group blogs on their site. Maybe that should be added to the guidelines.

I'll get what we have so far added tonight after my kids and dh are in bed.

Thank you, Gale.

I just added that to the list of qualifications.

Hugs,

cr8iveme 11-21-2012 09:09 PM

Hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving!

Are y'all shopping the Black Friday sales?

cr8iveme 11-21-2012 09:47 PM

Oh and if you have time don't forget to pay your fellow Brown Coats a blog-gy visit.

And to add our group and blog list to your blog site.

Hugs,

gale 11-21-2012 10:18 PM

I want to mention that I do very little blogging in november/december. I don't like to post my christmas cards before christmas (although I may post ones that I'm sending to people that I know don't read my blog) and I'm so busy that christmas cards are just about all I do at this time. I'll still visit the other blogs though.

asnowballschance 11-22-2012 12:47 AM

Ladies, sorry I've been out of the loop for the last few days! Work has been super hectic. I'm so glad today's a holiday. We're pretty low-key about Thanksgiving in my family, and we're going to a potluck tonight, so all I need to do is make one dishes!

That means lots of extra time for making cards and layouts (and watching Buffy, of course!).

@Mary: Any really good Black Friday scrapbooking sales? All my shopping will be online this year.

cr8iveme 11-22-2012 06:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gale (Post 19841126)
I want to mention that I do very little blogging in november/december. I don't like to post my christmas cards before christmas (although I may post ones that I'm sending to people that I know don't read my blog) and I'm so busy that christmas cards are just about all I do at this time. I'll still visit the other blogs though.

That's OK Gale. I totally understand the holiday season is crazy and hectic.

No worries. Just have a great holiday and blog when you can.

Hugs,

cr8iveme 11-22-2012 06:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asnowballschance (Post 19841161)
Ladies, sorry I've been out of the loop for the last few days! Work has been super hectic. I'm so glad today's a holiday. We're pretty low-key about Thanksgiving in my family, and we're going to a potluck tonight, so all I need to do is make one dishes!

That means lots of extra time for making cards and layouts (and watching Buffy, of course!).

Cool can't wait to see what you create.

cr8iveme 11-23-2012 03:02 PM

Hope everyone survived Black Friday and got all their shopping done

cr8iveme 11-24-2012 06:44 PM

Hope everyone has a great weekend

gale 11-24-2012 09:24 PM

I've had a sore back since Wednesday. I can barely sit for more than a few minutes-it sucks. I have no idea what I did to it but dang, it hurts. I'm trying to sew but that's hard too. I can't just lie around though...

cr8iveme 11-25-2012 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gale (Post 19845753)
I've had a sore back since Wednesday. I can barely sit for more than a few minutes-it sucks. I have no idea what I did to it but dang, it hurts. I'm trying to sew but that's hard too. I can't just lie around though...

I'm sorry you are in pain.

I've had more than my share of accidents which result in back pain when the weather changes too dramatically around here.

Also in August I had surgery which my doctor said was only supposed to take 2 weeks to recover from and I had to have bed rest the entire time. Also it lasted a little longer then she said. In fact I'm still can't roll over onto my stomach without hurting myself and there's still a red sore spot at least that's what DH says I can't see it because it is under my belly.

I went in for a laparoscopic surgery and my doctor wound up also having to do a laparotomy too. So my body had 2 surgeries that I'm recovering from. I spoke with a nurse who had a laparotomy procedure done and she said it takes about 6-8 months to recover. Suffice it to say my doctor didn't tell me that and now all her office wants to know is when I will schedule my IVF treatment.

I'm sorry to go off on a tangent. I hope you feel better soon.

Hugs,

gale 11-25-2012 09:08 PM

Yikes! I'm sorry you're going through all that-it must be really painful. :(

cr8iveme 11-26-2012 08:09 AM

It's just part of life.

I hope you feel better soon.

gale 11-26-2012 01:31 PM

Went to the chiro today and feel a little better.

cr8iveme 11-27-2012 08:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gale (Post 19848621)
Went to the chiro today and feel a little better.

Glad to hear it.

asnowballschance 11-27-2012 10:26 PM

My daughter is teething again, and it's challenging. Two teeth came in last July, and then nothing until this week. Now her third tooth is poking through and Miss Cranky Pants is understandably cranky. Hopefully she'll be more comfortable soon, and we'll be able to get some more sleep.

Mary, on your most recent post (MFT sketch challenge), the image is showing up as broken to me. :( The problem may be just on my end (slow connection), but I wanted to give you a heads up, just in case.

cr8iveme 11-28-2012 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asnowballschance (Post 19852993)
My daughter is teething again, and it's challenging. Two teeth came in last July, and then nothing until this week. Now her third tooth is poking through and Miss Cranky Pants is understandably cranky. Hopefully she'll be more comfortable soon, and we'll be able to get some more sleep.

Mary, on your most recent post (MFT sketch challenge), the image is showing up as broken to me. :( The problem may be just on my end (slow connection), but I wanted to give you a heads up, just in case.

Hi Theresa!

I checked on my home desktop and my DH checked on his office computer and the image shows up. I'm not sure, why you can't see it.

cr8iveme 11-30-2012 06:24 AM

Can you believe it's gonna be December tomorrow!?!

Are you ready?

I got out the tree the day after Thanksgiving but still need to decorate it. Although it does look nice as is. Last year at the end of the season I got a Martha Stewart tree from Home Depot. It's pre-lit and since it's a Martha it's already a little decorative.

I did get DH to put the angel at the top of it for me. I'm still to short to reach the top of the tree even with our ladder. Which is a 2-step ladder.

Our angel is a Precious Moments one. Most of our ornaments are too because I started collecting before I was out of high school. The rest are a hodge podge of DH's from childhood and his Star Wars ornaments. It's tradition that I either get him a Star Wars ornament or LEGO set. This year I got him a TIE Interceptor with sound effects. He <3s it. And the rest of our ornaments we've collected from vacations we've taken and some cool Texas ornaments too.

Let's just say our tree is VERY unique looking. Maybe that's why I haven't finished decorating?

Then of course I have to dust our bookshelf to put up our Nativity scenes. Yup, I said scenes. My MIL gave each of her 6 children a Nativity set that she bought when she was selling AVON. It's nice and elegant but of course after hearing what our ornaments are you can tell it just doesn't quite fit. Then of course I had to have a Precious Moments set. Mine aren't nearly as big as hers. Her's are white and come with the whole scene, the wise men, shepherds, animals, and of course baby Jesus and the manger with Mary and Joseph.

My full size set (which is like a kid's set) is just the manger with baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph. And then I have a candle topper that is the same minus the manger. I also have an ornament with that too. I couldn't help it. DH wouldn't let me get an actual full adult version set since his mom had given all his family that set. It's kinda like a family heirloom that everyone has.

Then I also have to find a home for his family's Christmas mouse. You see the Christmas mouse is his family's version of the elf on the shelf minus the mess. The Christmas mouse stays in front all month long and disappears for a short time on Christmas day. When he comes back he brings the family presents, i.e. the board games and movies the family can enjoy together. The regular individual presents go under the tree. Or at least maybe they will someday. Since we have no kids the only real presents to go under the tree are for the dogs because ours don't really get wrapped. Oh, I will also put our families presents under the tree just sort of to give me a place to concentrate them but they get removed when we go to visit our families.

cr8iveme 11-30-2012 06:32 AM

Oh also his family's Christmas mouse probably is a little older tradition. You see his mom wanted to find a way to keep all her kids entertained and able to spend more time on Christmas as a family. So that's how the Christmas mouse got started.

Oh and the thing about the Christmas mouse is that each of his siblings families had to find their own.

Personally, when we got married. For our first Christmas DH was so excited to start this tradition that we went to EBAY to find ours. Well it took a little work and DH liked so many of them that we actually have 3 versions. Well, technically 4 because during our search I found an ornament that was a mouse and Precious Moments. Score!

Thank goodness we finally found the one that DH remembered from his childhood and that's why we don't have more than 3 Christmas mice.

cr8iveme 12-04-2012 11:39 AM

BTT

cr8iveme 12-20-2012 05:28 PM

Did y'all get a chance to see The Hobbit?

We went for my birthday.

gale 12-20-2012 07:21 PM

I'll probably watch it when it comes out on dvd. I started the books in HS but never did finish the first one.

cr8iveme 12-20-2012 09:23 PM

We borrowed DH's family set of all the books. And my Boston ate The Hobbit.

Still haven't gotten around to find a new copy of it. Don't have the heart to tell his folks either. And I'm sure they had that set for a while as DH's baby #6 and is 32 yrs old now.

loulou31 02-14-2013 09:04 PM

I would love to join :) I already "know" Gale & Marcy ;)

asnowballschance 02-15-2013 09:10 AM

Just dropping in to say, "Sorry." I dropped off the face of the planet a few months ago when my husband lost his mother. Things have been really hectic, but I'm back! Off to check everyone's blogs now ... :)

cr8iveme 02-15-2013 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asnowballschance (Post 20007772)
Just dropping in to say, "Sorry." I dropped off the face of the planet a few months ago when my husband lost his mother. Things have been really hectic, but I'm back! Off to check everyone's blogs now ... :)

Hi Theresa!

Glad to see you back.

Sorry to hear of your MIL. Hope your DH is doing better.

I understand. I had to take a year off from crafting and blogging due to life around here getting a bit crazy.

My husband's grandpa died, my mom was diagnosed with cervical cancer (Thank GOD she's in remission), my aunt died from cervical cancer, and I was working with a fertility doctor.

Thank GOD for the world of paper crafting. It's my own personal escape and gives me a great pick me up.

Hugs,
Mary

cr8iveme 02-15-2013 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by loulou31 (Post 20006913)
I would love to join :) I already "know" Gale & Marcy ;)

Hi Lou!

Welcome aboard.

We look forward to getting to know you better.

Please feel free to visit everyone's blog and leave some love.

Hugs,

cr8iveme 02-15-2013 09:45 AM

Everyone please welcome Lou to our blog group.

Hugs,

gale 02-15-2013 10:37 AM

Yay-Lou is here!!


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