Saturday, March 20, 2010

So much fun news to share!!!

Wow... I  received two new awards!! (Okay, maybe they are not so new... I just have been too busy doing my house fix-it projects to get them posted before now!) Can you believe it?!  I am feeling the blog love big time!! The first award comes from Sharon at Cards N Greetings. Stop over and check out all the amazing projects she creates!  She is also part of the Frosted Designs team and continues to wow me each week!! Thanks Sharon!!

Now, as I accept this award, I need to do a few things:
1. Give a top ten list of things that make you happy
2. Give a top five list of trivia about myself
3. Share the award with only 5 people and ask them to do the same
4. Link the blogs you choose and link the blog of the person who gave it to you!!

Top 10 things that make me happy....
1. God... He has been so good and faithful to me and my family this year
2. My hubby!!
3. My children who are growing and maturing every day...
4. Scrapbooking.... need I say more?
5. Family vacations! Love to travel!!
6. Chocolate... can't go a day without it!
7. Spring... warm weather... chirping birds...
8. Summer vacation... I am a teacher after all!!  LOL!!
9. Sleeping in... happens on a rare occasion!
10. Laying by my pool with a Nicholas Sparks book....

Trivia about myself....
1. I am a serious night owl... sometimes I stay up until 2 in the morning and then get back up at 6 to start my day! Crazy... I know!!
2. I have 2 sisters and a brother and a whole lot of amusing stories growing up with them!!
3. I really hate to clean my house... even though I want it clean all the time! I can't stand dust either!!
4. I have lived in Fort Wayne, IN my entire wonder I am soooooo excited about our upcoming move!
5. When I was in school I was a cheerleader, gymnast and on the dance team!

Now to share the blog love with 5 other people.... I am going to start with the entire Stuck On U Design team... I know they get more awards than they know what to do with, but they were the reason why I started my blog to begin with!! And I am soooo glad I did.... I am having so much fun with it! I have made some really great blog friends!! And besides that... these four ladies always seem to be able to find something so nice and sweet to say about my LOs...even when I can't!!   :)  So... I am sending this to....
Leah - Beeing Creative and Feeling Cheery
Sandy - Details by Sandy
Sandi - Soft Side of Sandi
Nanne - Nanne's Creations
And for my fifth person.... I am going to award it to
Lidia (Rainbow) - Breaking Barriers
We have just recently become bloggy friends... and her LOs are stunning!! Talk about serious inspiration and talent!! Wow! If you haven't met her yet... go check her out!

So... thanks again to Sharon for being so kind and sharing this with me!  I loved reading all of the interesting tidbits about her... I hope you enjoy learning more about me!!

And my next award was given to me by Debbie Bakk at Debbie Bakk's Scrappin Corner! How super sweet is she?! Debbie recently started her blog and it is full of inspiration! Take the time to stop by and check it out... I am sure she would love to have a few new followers!!

I know this award is supposed to be passed on to others so I am going to do just that... I am passing it on to ALL of my followers!! All of you have amazing talent and I get so much inspiration from the projects you post daily... so take it!! It's yours!! and since I have received this award before, I won't make you suffer through the list of 7 things about me... I'm sure you have all had enough of that!!  LOL!!

And on to the most important subject.... I know you are all asking... what DID I DO with the winnings from Fern?!!! Well have no worries... I had no problem at all spending that money!! A lot of what I bought was inspired by Fern's pages... they are always so amazing and beautiful and they have the best gem and pearl flourishes and Prima flowers... they are just so gorgeous!! (Click HERE to check out Fern's work) And I am usually too cheap to buy those things because by the time I plan a page I want them on, I have to go to the scrapbook store where they are sooo expensive and purchase them... but when I won Fern's blog candy... I decided I was going to stock up on the embellies I have always wanted... you know, the things you won't always buy yourself... and that is exactly what I did!! So... I turned this...
into this...

One of the things I am most excited about ws the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser!! I was doing all of that distressing with scissors... this is soooo much easier and a whole lot of fun!! Besides the fourishes and Prima flowers, I added some metal embellies like the keys and some K & Company paper embellishments, bingo tags, etc.  My 7 year old was sooo super excited to see the butterflies arrive because she knows they are going on her pages!! Thank you Fern for giving me a scrapbooking shopping spree!! I truly enjoyed it!!


Crystal said...

HOW FUN! I love it and I ma JUST like you, WANT those things but wont buy them! I am glad I am not alone!

BTW I love me some Nicholas Sparks too!

Thanks for telling me about the clip, guess I will keep cutting off the back LOL!

I did not know that you lived in Fort Wayne, that is where one of my amazing birthday sisters from the cricut MB lives half the year!

Debbie said...

Barb - You so deserve these awards! Even though I have never met you, I can feel your energy and enthusiasm in all of your posts. You are like a ray of sun shine! Looks like you had a lot of fun shopping! I need to check out the Tim Holtz paper distresser. I stopped by Lidia's blog. Her work is amazing! Enjoy your weekend. Hope the weather is good to you. Here is Maryland is is suppose to hit 76 degrees today. I'd rather be scrapping, but will be outside getting my yard and gardens ready!

Anonymous said...

Hiya babe! Thank you so much for thinking of me (of us!) I feel pretty lucky, everyday for this little bloggy world I found.
Ok so I have GOT to tell you that your list of 10 things is sooooo the same as me! (except for the pool, but I do love those books!) Have you read Richard Paul Evans? If you haven't...I think I could have just found your new favorite! Pick anything by him, love love his stuff!
so I was thinking we need to exchange email addresses or call each other or something...I think we may be long lost cousins!

Fern said...

OMWord Barb!!! What a haul you have there!!! So excited for you and I can't wait to see what you do with these wonderful scrappy things!!!! You will absolutely loooove the distressing tool... I couldn't live without mine!! And all the bling!!! Great choices!!!
BTW don't you ever sleep???? lol
Congratulations on the other awards, too. Couldn't have happened to a nicer gal!!!! XXX

Jamie Lane Designs said...

Ohhh that new stuff looks like lots of fun! Can't wait to see what you make!! :)

Unknown said...

Lucky you! Congrats on ALL those yummy goodies your Ben bought for you!
Kim xXx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Hi Barb. Well, that was really interesting reading about you. So glad you decided to accept the award.
WOWZERS!! What a fantastic load of crafty stash you bought with your winnings. Can I come and play at your house? lol. Have a brilliant time using it all.
Sharon xx

Sandy said...

Hey ms Barb...we've been out of town for a quick trip to wind up our spring break...I am so very touched that you thought of me for this awesome award and I loved reading all the fun info about is so wonderful to learn a little more about each other...I'm going to try to get these posted and passed tonight...I have a few to get are the bomb gf!!!

Sandy said...

Hi, it's me again...2 things...forgot to your scrappy much fun...what a generous gift from Fern...and you did it justice my friend....I have a little something for you on my blog...stop by when you have time!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG Barb you almost made me cry, yes I cry easily hahah!! you deserve this award much more my friend!!I am so happy and thankful with God for making it possible to meet such beautiful people through the blog , thank you for inviting your blogger friends to visit my blog, what a sweet and generous person you are Barb.
I am so new and I have no idea where those awards come from and I don't really understand but I am so happy that you have received it!!
If you want to explain me please help!! lol ( I ignore all about this).
Big hugs Barb and thank you so much for being such a sweet and beautiful person, God bless you and your family.

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Wow you really got some beautiful goodies, I think I would have done the same thing buying things I wouldn't normally. Congrats!

Kaye x

Nanne said...

Wow Barb.. You hit the jackpot... love all of the wonderful stuff you were able to get for yourself.. cant' wait to see what you create with it and thank you ever so much for the award..

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