Before I show my goodies, I want to let everyone know that my great stampin' friend Shawn, FINALLY got a blog! Her work has been a source of inspiration and awe to me for as long as I have known her! So be sure to check it out and leave her some encouraging comments, as I know she is busy and her time is stretched!!! You can find it here. While blurfing last night, I came across another great blog from a stamper named Stacey. You can find HER blog here. One of my plans today is to do her inspiration challenge--a beautiful necklace in blues! Can't wait!
While I was on blogging "vacation" I got some beautiful RAKs as well as several awards! Wow! You guys are just awesome!
I received this Blogging Friends Forever award from both Tammy and Kim! Please be sure to check out their blogs because I constantly get wonderful ideas from both of them. I don't know how they do all they do!
This award came from NellieMaeii, who is such a sweetie--her creations really bring a smile to my face!
And Haylie gave me this award! She always plays our Color Throwdown Challenges and really has some cute, fresh ideas! Who wouldn't love a blog named "P is for Pink"!!!!
Since trying to pass the awards along would be a little daunting, I am passing them along to EVERYONE! There isn't a stamper/crafter out there who doesn't have something I can learn! If you want to play, here are the basic rules:
1. Post the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate 5 other worthy bloggers.
4. Add links to their blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
Thanks again girls!
Now for my RAKs:
This is a diamond-fold card from Dana--you can see another one here. You'll have to scroll down a bit to see it. I think I forgot to put the ribbon back on--she had some pretty ribbon tied around it! The original idea came from Tracy in New Zealand! Here is what it looks like when it is unfolded:
I love the earthy colors she used!
And here is a beauty from one of my fellow Rubber Dubbers, Janice:
I love how she sponged the background within the circle--what a great idea. Both cards really lifted my spirits! Thanks, Janice and Dana!
Going to try to get some stamping done today---where does the time go?! I'll try to post again later!