Friday, May 14, 2010

Kreativ Blogger Award

How EXCITING!!  I won this award from a fellow blogger, Megs, whom she says I inspire with my paper-crafting skills.  What a great thing to say.  Thank you so much!!  It always amazes me that you have the ability to touch a lot of people's lives and leave an impression without even knowing it or without ever meeting that person. 

The Kreativ Blogger Award goes to people who inspire you and comes with these responsibilities:
- name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting;
- nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers
- post links to the 7 blogs you nominate
- leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.
So, here is my list of seven blogs that I get inspiration from (in no particular order).  It was hard to just choose seven.  I always come away with something from every blog I read, it just may take awhile for it to percolate in my brain and make sense to me.
 1. Amazing Paper Grace - Becca does beautiful work and even though we have completely different styles, I still get inspiration from her work.
 2. Stamp, Paper and Ink - I "met" Pat through an online class and think she does a fantastic job of shading and coloring her images.
 3. Distinctive Touches - Colleen was the (wonderful) instructor of the on line class and her work is gorgeous.  She always makes me smile with her comments!
 4. Lift Bridge - Deb has a great style ( I really enjoyed the wedding cards with origami dresses) and the tutorials she writes are very clear and easy to follow.  I must confess that the cards she makes "speak" to me more (sooner)  than the books, but they must have seeped into my brain since I made my first one the other day.
 5. {capturethemoment} PTI - Although I don't own any of these stamps yet, I really like the ideas that she and her design team come up with.  The challenging, but fun,  part is to find a stamp in my stash that will translate well to their ideas.
 6. Craft Critique - this site is an excellent source for all sorts of craft products.  The reporters always list the pros and cons of each product they are reporting on.
 7. Thinking Inking - Debbie is on several design teams of companies that I like and I really like her work.

Now for the list of seven things you may find interesting.
 1. I have taught approximately 1,350 people cake decorating (to date).
 2. I am in the Wilton Hall of Fame in Chicago.  My name is actually on a plaque in their home office for achieving the goal of teaching 1000 students cake decorating. 
 3. I grew up in Memphis,TN and never visited Graceland (Elvis Presley's home) until the day he died.  I worked in a flower shop and delivered flowers to the home from Frank Sinatra.  (I did not make this up.)
 4. My drink of preference is Tab (yes, they still sell it in a few places) and will only drink Diet Coke if it's from a fountain and not from a can.  I can also taste the difference between Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi.
 5. I lived on the West coast  (California, Oregon, and Washington) for about 12 years before moving back to the South.  I would move back to the Pacific Northwest in a heartbeat if it wasn't so far from our families.
 6. I am basically a shy person - until I get to know you (or you get to know me).  I watch and observe, then venture forth.
 7. I met my husband at a neighbor's party playing quarters.  We've been married for 23 years.

You never know who you'll inspire.  So, go inspire someone.....


Deb said...

Wow! This makes my day - thanks!! We must both be catching up on our blogs this weekend - thanks for the comment on mine. I promise I'll be making more cards again soon, but I do have some more book projects planned for the immediate future - it's gift giving season! But, every gift does need a card, too!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Thank you Anne for the award!

Anne said...

You both are quite welcome. I throughly enjoy checking out your blogs!!

paula said...

Hi Anne - Congrats ... I like your blog too! Hi to all at home...