'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous

Recently, I have been so touched and honored to receive some blog awards from crafters that I really admire. As many of you know, I go on commenting binges quite often. Meaning I comment on about 7 of your entries at once! This happens because life gets so busy and all of the wonderful blogs I love to read pile up. Well, I shouldn't let this happen because I was pretty late in realizing I had received these wonderful awards. I was so embarrassed to show my appreciation so late, but I want them all to know how much I really do appreciate it. You guys coming by and reading my blog everyday means so much to me. I have made so many blog friends (the new version of the pen pal, I think!) through crafting, and I just love this wonderful supportive community that has developed around all of our blogs. It is truly magical!

I received a blog award from Dana at Dana Scraps|Pixels and Glue. Not only is she so talented and sweet, but her blog has the best name! You definitely need to check her out!

Following are the deeds of the award:
  • Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
  • Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you have newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
I also received this award from Kelley at My Front Porch. She is also so incredible sweet and her cards are gorgeous. Her buttons cards alone will knock your socks off. Check her out! :)

The last award I received is the Karma Award from Winter at Winter Wonderland. She is mega talented and also super sweet (can you tell that craft bloggers are just generally really sweet?!). You need to check her out too!
The Karma Award: "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award." I need to choose 8 blog to pass this on to.

These awards are so wonderful, so I have decided to pass on these awards to wonderful bloggers! I may not be following the rules exactly, but I think I am going along with the general premise of the awards! :) The following bloggers not only show amazing talent but are also as sweet as can be! Some I have just discovered, others I have followed for a long time, but all of them inspire me everyday!

Sarah Martina

I hope you go visit these gals and get inspired too!

I also wanted to let you guys know something. I wasn't sure if to post it or not. First of all, I just couldn't believe it was real. Secondly, I didn't want to seem like I was bragging or something icky like that. That is so not me, and I would never want to come across that way, so I hope I am not. You guys have all been so supportive and sweet. I just love this little crafting community, and I feel like I just need to share with you guys! Who else on this planet would understand why I am so excited about this? :) I got accepted into CARDS January 2010 and Paper Crafts March/April 2010. I am still totally shocked. I still can't believe it. Crafting has been so good to me and brought me so much joy, and I am so excited to be on these pages amongst crafty people I so admire.

Thank you so much for listening to me blabber on! If you made it this far you should get a gold star!

Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,


  1. Thank you for the sweet words Kelly! :) Congratulations on your future publications! That is so awesome! I am so excited for you! That makes 3 of my new friends who are going to be published in the same Paper Crafts! I am so going to send it around to all of you for autographs! I feel the same way about even posting a mention I received on my blog. I think I worry too much because I NEVER think that anyone else is bragging when sharing exciting news! That is so awesome! Congratulations again! :)

  2. Congratultaions KM on your pubs!!! WOOO HOOO! It's going to feel like Christmas when the issues are in your hands!

    Thanks for the blog award! Too sweet!

  3. Kelly - Thank you for your sweet words and friendship! I am THRILLED that you will be published in 2010 - what an incredible accomplishment! Congrats!!!

  4. Hey Girlie! Thanks for the shout out, and big congrats to you on the upcoming pubs! Can't wait for those issues. Big hugs!

  5. I am not surprised! Not one single bit!! Congrats and YAAAAYYY!!!! You ROCK!! Thanks for the honor too! Big hugs from Morocco!

  6. First: AAAEEEEE!!!! {hugs} {geeks out} I'm so, so glad that you'll be in Cards and PC!!! I'll have to pick up those issues for sure. SO proud of you!

    Second: AAAAWWWW!!!! {more hugs} Thanks for the award! You're the best!

    (I think I've used my exclamation point quota for the day . . . hee hee.)

  7. (I hope this posts... my last one mysteriously disappeared!)

    Yaaaayyyy!!!! SO EXCITED for you!!! Don't worry - you're too big of a sweetheart to come off as braggy! Big, BIG Congrats!!! I'm sure there will be many, many more in the future!

    And THANK YOU for the blog award girl! So glad we're blog-buds!!!

  8. Congrats to the CARDS pub too! So exciting! :) Thank you for the shout out and the awards, you are too sweet! Sometimes, I wonder if blogger friends are wondering if I'm bragging, but then I remember that we are all each others cheering section and encouragers! I am truly excited when I hear good news from my blogging friends, so I'm sure they are for me too! :) Congrats again! :)

  9. Thanks Kelly! So many of the same blogs you listed are some of my blog friends too! Hope you had a great trip in Chicago. And a HUGE congratulations. I'm so excited for you!

  10. Congratulations on getting your cards featured in magazines! I'm so happy and excited for you! Hope you are having fun in Chicago!


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