Monday, February 14, 2011

A Thing of Beauty Award

Yesterday I had this comment left on my blog:  "Grace Baxter said...  I've been enjoying your blog and I am pleased to be able to present you with a very special award. Please drop by my blog to pick it up and get all the details."

I have to be honest and tell you I did not know who Grace Baxter was until I received this comment.  On her blog I found the above beautiful badge and this is what Grace had written:

"In looking around blogland and seeing some lovely sites, I realize that certain kinds of style catch my eye. I have decided to create an award for the special sites which, in my opinion, have it ALL together. Not only are their projects great, but the blog owner has taken the time to make sure the overall blog design is good. This includes spelling, layout, color scheme, titling and pictures."

First of all I am so honored that Grace is a visitor to my blog and second that she feels I deserve such a wonderful award.  I am very touched, and with gratitude, accept this award.
Here are the Rules of Award Acceptance:
  • Right-click on the award and save it to your desktop for use when you add it to your blog.
  • Choose FIVE (5) worthy recipients and list them. Next to their blog name, give ONE reason why you think their blog is special. What catches your eye about them? What do you love?
  • On your blog page, list 5 things about yourself. Include at least one thing you enjoy about your craft.
It was very hard to narrow this down because I have such a long list of "favorite" blogs, but I am happy to present this beautiful award to the following FIVE recipients.  In no particular order, they are:

MagPies Corner - Glenda's work always makes me smile.  It is always very classy.
Geris Cards - Geri is a master at coloring and every creation is gorgeous. 
Paper and Ribbons and Stamps! Oh My! - Pam creates the most gorgeous gift items.
A Consuming Passion - Sue has a very attractive blog with lots of beautiful projects.
Craftieodamae - Olga is one of the most generous stampers - always remembers her  blogging friends sending her beautiful cards out to celebrate birthdays, etc.

It was hard to make just one comment about each of the above blogs. Please take a few minutes to visit each of these recipients' blogs. You'll find inspiration there, for sure!

 Now for Five Things About Me
  • I have always been crafty.  My favorite of all crafts is stamping.  I used to teach workshops but now just share my creations with others on my blog.  I treasure all the friendships I now have through the world of blogging.
  • I feel honored to do design work for Joan's Gardens and Heartfelt Creations.
  • What I love about stamping is that there is no end to creativity.  I love to learn new techniques, find new products to use, and share what I have learned with others. 
  • Flowers make me happy whether in my home, out in the garden, or on my cards.  I think I should have been a florist!
  • I love to travel.  I have never been to the east coast and hope to go from Maine down to Florida some day.
 I'm looking forward to hearing from you. So tell me about your favorite blogs and let's keep the encouragement going! 

Thanks again Grace for selecting me for this beautiful award.


Olga said...

well aren't you just the sweetest and with so many nice words!!! I am honored you passed this my way! I will post it on my blog later today! (I'm at work hehe)


What a sweet thing you have done. I'm so pleased you thought of me & I will post this on my blog today. You are fast becoming a dear friend even though we have never met!

Sue W said...

I feel very honored to be amongst your list of five Selma and will post this beautiful award to my blog right away! Maybe one day we will meet in person... but til then I count you as a dear friend who lives in my computer!!!

redwasher1 said...

Selma, you are so sweet to think of me. It will be a honor to place this award on my blog. I hope to get to this tomorrow. Thank you dear friend!!!


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