Monday, July 12, 2010

Cherry on Top Award/Flower Thanks

I have to start out with some clapping this afternoon so this will a pretty lengthy post, but keep reading it will be pretty interesting. Sandra from Stamper on the Shore sent me a really nice award today. Coincidentally I was making this card for the Stampin' Royalty challenge which she is part of. So, I'm dedicating this card to Sandra. She has been one of my most loyal followers and always leaves me encouraging comments and she has provided me with some tips that have improved my blog.

This is the award, below you will find the 5 little things we have to do when we accept :
1. Thank the person who gave this award to you.
2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.
3. List 3 things which you love about yourself.
4. Post a picture you love.
5. Tag 5 people you wish to pass this award on to.
    I've done the first 2, now on to the rest of the list.
    3 Things I love about myself:  I always strive to be a positive person and look on the bright side of life.
                                                 I love my family and try to give them top priority.
                                                 I love my ability to create, it keeps me centered and sane. However, my
                                                 husband says all artists are quirky and a little off center, that's why they're
                                                 creative.

This is one of my most favorite pictures of all time. My husband and Mother saw an article in the newspaper about this art exhibit in Kansas City, Mo. A famous UK artist, MacKenzie Thorpe, created this 12 ft. heart along with some more of his sculptures were displayed in this beautiful park. This was in Nov., 2006 and they were determined that I get to see it in person(I'm a heart collector). This was the last big trip my Mom and I took together and combined it with a visit to her sister in Louisiana for Thanksgiving. I made this the wall paper on my computer and everytime my Mom comes in the office she says,"That was the greatest trip, wasn't it?" 
Now, onto the 5 people I'm passing this onto:
       Annette, at Netty's Craftings, she has a wonderful blog, is a very talented lady, and I do love all the
       wonderful comments she leaves for me.
       Monika, at Creative With Monika, she's my new friend from Germany, she has led me to some
       challenges that are new to me, she's on several Design Teams, check her out if you get a chance.
       Linda C, at The Funkie Junkie, another lady who is on Design Teams, she's very creative with a vintage
       style, she's the one who has encouraged me to sew on my cards.
       Steph, at Steph's Stampin, I actually got to met Steph in person and discovered she lives quite near
       me, well, in Tx. terms, she was one of my very first followers, talented, and again leaves me wonderful
       comments.
       Linda P,at Multicoloured Imagery, is the person who encouraged me to start my blog and helped lead
       me through the beginning process. The name of her blog fits her perfectly because she truly is a multi-
       talented person. She works full time, is writing a book, which will probably be a trilogy, sells Stampin
       Up, and is the best darn researcher of information there is, and last but not least, is always there with
       positive encouragement for a friend.
 So, after all the clapping and accepting I'm also going to enter this card in 2 Challenges:
  • Stampin' Royalty    SR#27-Sketch Challenge
  • The Color Dare    CD72-Certainly Blush Banana Sands-Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Supplies: 5 1/2" Square White card blank, Papers: Stampin Up-Sahara Sand, Blush Blossom, Barely Banana, Whisper White, Stamps: Stampin Up-Best Blossoms, Watercolor Trio, Stem Silhouettes, Stampabilities-LeLondon Script, Ink: Stampin Up-Kiwi Kiss, CTMH-Z2118 Desert Sand, CTMH marker-desert sand, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Classic Scallop Squares Lg., Stampin Up-Med Oval punch, ribbon-Offray, pop dots.

Wow, this is probably the longest post I've ever made, but thanks for hanging in and as always Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥ 

5 comments:

Monika Reeck said...

Thanks my dear and what a sweet card...I will read again after go home from the office..I have new job and must run in 5 minute....many thanks my dear Friend Beverly...hugs

Theresa said...

Beverly, your card is just so impressive. I really love how you put this together. Excellent work.

~Hugs, Theresa

Netty said...

Thank you very much Beverly, so kind of you. Annette x
Forgot to say.... love both the cards, brilliant as always.

Sandra Farrell said...

Oh imagine my surprise when I went to check out your blog and found such a nice post. I've never had a post dedicated to me before. I also love your card. Thanks for doing my sketch such justice.

Sandra Farrell said...

Clearly this wa a superb card as you won at both challenges - congrats!