My bad! (as they say nowadays!) :)

I’ve been a bad blogger!!  😦    I’ve received some very special recognition awards recently and have not yet responded to them!  

 (I really do think it’s time for me to retire from my full-time job to stay at home and make cardz and be able to comment on all the blogs that I love and haven’t had a chance to even visit for awhile!    hmmm…I’ll have to work on that!  🙂  

 I do apologize for the length of this post…I promise it won’t happen again!  


One award is from Carolyn Bounds ~ my dear, dear friend from the House Mouse Challenge design team.  She really has to be the sweetest person around ~ I can’t say enough about Carolyn and her amazing talent and her very kind words that have helped me through some tough times.  This is the award Carolyn presented to me:

You Inspire Me

You Inspire Me

How cool is that??  Thank you so much Carolyn, it definitely made my day…week…year!!   (Especially coming from you…my creative mentor!)  

I would like to nominate the following people for this award:

America at

Lori at

Feenie at

Ann at

Karen at


Carolyn also gave me this award!!  She really is an amazing person!!   

Arte y pico award

Arte y pico award

The rules for this award are:

(1) Select 5 blogs that you feel deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
(2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog.
(3) Each award winner (upon acceptance) should show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award.
(4) Link to the Arte y pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
(5) Show these rules.

I would like to nominate the following five people for this award:

Els at

Susan at

Heather at

Mueppi at

Emma at


A third award from the lovely and very talented Karen from KrB’s Korner   Karen is also one the nicest people around and I’m very fortunate to have gotten to know her and call her my friend.  Be sure to check out her awesome blog: 


Kreativ Blogger

Kreativ Blogger

1.The winner may put the logo on their blog.

2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.

5. Leave a message for your nominees.

 I would like to nominate the following five people for this award:

 Carolyn at

 Janneke at

 Jennifer at

 Stacy at

 Tracy at


 And, last, but definitely not least from Els at   I’ve been tagged!!

Els is another very, very sweet blogging friend who does some awesome projects.  I really appreciate this Els…and I’m so sorry it has taken so long to put this together.

 I now have to share 7 facts (simple or weird) about myself.

 1.        I was a Girl Scout Leader!   For about six years, to my oldest  DD, Jennifer’s class.  She’s now 32, so it’s been a long time! 

2.       I love colors!  (purple is my favorite) 

3.   This love of colors is what actually brought me to work with stained glass.  I still have my workshop with tons and tons of glass; I keep all my little pieces since I could never toss the beautiful colors out!!   Here’s a quick picture of one of my projects: 

Abstract Waves

Abstract Waves



4.       My new love, Papercrafting ~ has truly taken over ALL my spare time.  My glass is unfortunately collecting dust!  But, I really am enjoying this whole process.  It’s so amazing how wonderful papercrafting people are!  I’ve really met some very awesome friends during these past few months that I’ve been doing this.

5.       I LOVE to spoil my SIX grandkids!  It’s all true what they say about grandkids…and mine certainly are the cutest in the world! 

6.       I’m the youngest of five kids (the baby!) – my oldest sibling is 18 years older than me!

7.       Hmmmm…one more!   I LOVE Thanksgiving.  It’s my very favorite holiday ~ lots of food and no presents required!  I tend to cook for an army, so we always invite lots of friends and family!   Give me a call if you’re free!  J

 I think that’s about all I can share for now…    Hopefully, I didn’t bore you to tears!

The tagging rules are:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
To try to keep this post somewhat short, I’m also tagging everyone I listed above!!  



I also apologize to anyone who may have already received any of these awards….it just shows you how much you are loved!  🙂


And anyone who reads this far in this rather long-winded post ~ REALLY deserves an award!!!!   😀




  1. OH WOW!!! lol, that is a lot of awards!!! Man!!:) I am SOOO honored that you tought of me! thank you so much! It means a lot. I feel so blessed to have others who inspire me to feel the same way about me. Thank you again, so much!

  2. Aaahhh, THANK YOU, such a lovely award and praise indeed from someone as mega talented as you. And stained glass! That’s a beautiful piece you’ve shown, pity you can’t put it on a card 🙂 How original would that be, mind you, you can get stained glass rubber stamps. Just a thought…
    Take care & keep smiling
    Ann x

  3. Wow…….. that is a lot of awards!!!
    I am so honored that you tought of me!
    Thank you so much! It means a lot. I feel so blessed to have others who inspire me to feel the same way about me.
    Thank you so much!
    Have a nice day!
    Hugs from germany Gisela

  4. Thank you for the award 😉
    I already have this one, but I realy love it, thank you for thinking of me 😀

    Hugs, Janneke

  5. THANK YOU for thinking of me:o) It is an honor to be given an award from someone I admire sooo very much!!! You know I am one of your biggest fans!!! Thank You! Thank you!! Thank you!!!


  6. WOW! Thank you so much for this wonderful thought. It means so much to know that I may have inspired you too. You know I admire you and your big talent and so this is a huge Honor for me too! 🙂 Thank you again for the lovely award of recoginition! 🙂

  7. Thank you for the wonderful award! I really appreciate it!
    It was so nice to read these facts about you! I love what you do with stained glass, that’s so beautiful! T reflects again what an amazing, talented crafter you are!
    About Thanksgiving… I would love to come over!!! You think I can still catch a flight?

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