I'm the luckiest girl!

I have some great friends - online and off. Yesterday I received the following:

This was presented to me by my friend Haley. Haley is a fellow Close To My Heart consultant and our paths have crossed online many times. In "real life" we finally met one year at a CTMH Convention and I can truly say, Haley is as sweet in person as she is online :) And talented! She can stamp up a storm! Make sure you stop by and leave a comment for Haley at The Inky Scrapper. Thank you for the award Haley!

Now here are the rules of the award: Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends. Link to your nominees within your blog post. Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.

So here are my nominees:

Elaine - Times Captured by Elaine - I met Elaine online also through CTMH and then in person at the Vegas convention. She is a fun, energetic, angel to all who need help.

Rachele - The Ink Boutique - While I have never met Rachele, I feel a bond to her because of her relationship with Donny Osmond. Seriously, she is an awesome person and even awesomer artist :)

Sandra - What's all the Brew-Ha-Ha - I met Sandra years ago and have held a couple of Gatherings with her (one or two?) and she has been an online friend since!

Terri - outnumbered - Terri is a good friend and a creative goddess who I look up to and aspire to be. Except I will skip on the 4 boys. Definitely check out her blog and read her posts....funny stuff.

Candy - Altered State of Mine - While I don't think Candy and I have met in person (or have we?) she is one of my favorite blogs to check out from time to time - it's a beautiful blog and her artwork is even more beautiful! Thanks again for your Altering Basics info, Candy!

I was also "tagged" by friend Sandra and I am supposed to list 6 {un}important things that make me happy so here goes:

1. the antics of my 2 1/2 year old lab puppy - she brings a smile to my face at least once a day
2. fattening, I-should-not-eat-this food
3. spending the evening chillin' in front of the TV watching just about anything that doesn't take a whole lot of thought
4. expressing myself creatively, through stamping, scrapbooking, writing, ....
5. building houses for the Sims (I love this game and have almost every edition ever made! Now if I just had more time to play!)
6. my family - not at all unimportant - they are the most important people in my life and I wouldn't be happy for single moment without them

Now to tag 6 other people:

Laura - ...just gathering pieces

Deb - Memories of the Heart

Jeanne - Creative Bliss

Dawn - Amusing Musings & Things

Katie - Katie's Niche

Jenn - Just4FunCrafts

Thanks everyone for the inspiration you bring me - another thing that makes me happy - my blog buddies :)

As you may have noticed, there is no So Sketchy Sunday this week. I will be back tomorrow to tell you why and to share artwork with you for my 1st Mygrafico Challenges DT post! Oh and I will also have the blog candy winners for June and July....see you then!


The Mama Monkey said...

What a fun award!! Congratuations to you! :)

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Rachele Funk said...

Thank you Mary! I'm wholeheartedly concur! I also checked out your other blogs - you've been/are a very busy stamping-scrapper! I'm looking forward to having some time that I can do what I want to do! (Like post on my blog!!!) Hugs Mary!