Friday, August 27, 2010

Creamer AND Cherries in One Week?!

My friend Andrea Ewen, of EwenStyle, presented me with this award this morning and I was so surprised!  I had been visiting her blog (and I HIGHLY recommend you visit, too; she's got amazing talent) and just happened to see my name on yesterday's post.  Other people had presented Andrea with this same award, and it is the sort of thing that gets passed on.

To retain this wonderful title, I must do these things:
  • Thank my friend Andrea, without whom I certainly would not be blogging today.  We met through Splitcoaststampers and began 'chatting' with each other about blogs.   She gave me the ultimate push to get started on my blog in early June this year.
  • Post the Cherry Award, which I am most proud to do!
  • List 3 things I like about myself:
    • I feel I am doing a good job parenting my two beautiful daughters.
    • My organizational skills.  I organize anything and everything; it's a hobby!
    • My love of animals.
  • Post a picture I love. 

These are my girls when they were 7 and 3 years old.  We had just gotten a digital camera and this is among the first photos taken with it.  In the background are juice boxes and a booster-seat tray, symbols of youth.  The girls have grown so much since then, but looking back at the earlier pix make me all sentimental!  Someone hand me a tissue.

  • And finally, to keep my Cherry Award, I must pass the torch on to 5 other fabulous bloggers who provide tons of inspiration for me.  I choose, in no particular order:
    • LeAnne Pugliese - wee inklings - for her clean style that really impresses me, time after time
    • Emily Keaton - My Little Slice of Bliss - for her award-winning creations, sunny optimism and endless support (thanks, Emzi!)
    • Clare Buswell - Clare's creations - for some of the most romantic, shabby-chic, vintage creations I have ever seen
    • Sally Atkins - Cards For All Reasons - for absolutely amazing clean-and-simple cards that are beyond beautiful
    • Leslie Miller - Running with Scissors - for her soft, lovely creations that speak to my heart, many of which are made with Flourishes stamps - one of my fave stamp companies.
I can't name Andrea Ewen, since she was the one who passed this award on to me, but if I could I would!  Thanks again, Andrea, from the bottom of my heart.

See you all when I get back from Disney!


Bev J. said...

Congrats on getting some cherries to go with your cream-sounds yummy. Grin Enjoy your trip.

Clare said...

Thanks, that's really nice! : )

Marisa said...

Congrats on the award, Colleen!! Enjoy :)

Love the picture of your girls. They grow up sooo quickly, don't they?!! Precious memories though :)

Think I need to borrow you for a few days to get me organized! Want a trip to Beautiful British Columbia and to eat food cooked by my gourmet cook hubby??!! Heck, we can even stamp :)

Glad you started a blog. Trust you are enjoying it :)

Leslie Miller said...

Thank you so much, Colleen! You're a true sweetheart. Love the pic of your two beautiful girls. I might need a tissue, too!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on another well deserved award. Your choices to pass it on are great. So much inspiration there. Have a fun time at Disney World.

Andrea Ewen said...

You sweet girl...pass the tissues this way!!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Congratulations on the blog award, Colleen! Your blog certainly is a beautiful one--with that extra cherry on top!! You definitely deserve it ;) And thanks for sharing that wonderful photo. Awwww, such sisterly love :)

And THANK YOU so much for passing it on to me :) You really made my day. It's a busy week catching up (I need a vacation from my vacation!) but I'm looking forward to "accepting" my award later in the week, hopefully by the weekend.

I hope you are having an awesome time at Disney!! Can't wait to get caught up with you soon :)

Benzi said...

Congrats on the award, Colleen! So deserving. Your girls were such little dolls then and I'm sure they still are. Glad you enjoyed your vacation. Now, get crafting!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blog award Colleen! I'm so sorry it has taken a while for me to thank you for so kindly passing it on to me - I've been AWOL as you know but getting back to normal now! Your girls are beautiful in your photo - just like Mum! How old are your daughters now?

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Hey Colleen, thanks for you lovely comments, hope you have fun at Disney!
Congrats on your award, you are well-deserved!
I can totally feel you about looking at the old picture of our little ones, oh mom.....
Hey, send me your mailing info -, I will get that out to you! I am serious my dear blog friend!

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