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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Green Blend Award! :)

Happy Sunday, my sparkling friends! :o)

I am truly honored to have received the Green Blend Award from four of my dearest and sweetest friends: Lisa of A Mermaid's Crafts, Sherrie of Sherrie Scraps with Passion, Sandy of Sandy from Ukiah, and Pam of Crafty Cards 4u2! I am happy dancing and ready to burst with sparkly joy. :o) I *heart* you all something crazy.

This is one of the sweetest awards I've ever seen, so I'm going to include the purpose with which it was created:

This is from Beckie of Just B Creative Crazy, who created the award:

"There are several blog awards that bounce around in blog land. To each award is a purpose and pride. I wanted to create an award for those who are co-bloggers and friends. I wanted to create an award that I could give to those who have helped me develop as a blogger, a crafter, and friend.

When I first began in the vast world of blogging, I had zero knowledge of what to do. What the heck is a gadget…and isn’t adding it supposed to help, not drive me nuts!?! 

There were a few people along the way that took me under their wing and helped me even after 5 emails of “I have no idea what you are talking about!!” haha

So to honor those whom I have befriended, I have created an award. My stupendous friend, Jessica, of Jessica’s Craft Shaque coined the term “Blend”. She says this is a friend and a co-blogger. I just love that word. 

I contacted Mrs Jessica and politely asked her to be co-creator of the award and for copyrights to use the term “Blend”. She graciously accepted to both requests.

The “Green” portion represents how we should be kind to one another and help one another…such as being “Green” and helping our environment. Reissue the kindness that someone once gave to you as an infant blogger. Recycle the ideas you have learned or invented to pass along to up and coming crafters. Reduce the frustrations of wanting to a blogger with magnitude."

Here are the terms under which this “Green Blend Award” are to be given:

1. This award is for any co-blogging friend who has helped you develop your blog in any and all ways.

2. This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career.

3. This award is for any co-blogging friend who always stops by and is kind to you. You can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your post.

4. This award is to be given to 3 to 5 Blends whom you feel meet the listed requirements.

5. Create a post with the terms of use and publish your Blends of choice.

6. Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs.

7. Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing.

Seriously, how marvelous is this award? I am so grateful for the blendships I have made through this crafty journey. Far greater than any technique I've learned since starting this blog last May are the people who have become a steadfast presence in my life. Not just my blog, but my life. When one blend simply was running out of blogging time, she was sure to send me a text message as a reminder of how much she cares about me and my little blog. That's merely one example of the extraordinary blendships that I treasure dearly. (I treasure my blends reindeerly.)

I am passing along this perfectly sappy award to the following blends (I couldn't help but share the love with 6 well-deserving sweethearts):
 * Lisa of A Mermaid's Crafts
 * Nita of Nita Notes
 * Pam of Crafty Cards 4u2
 * Sabrina of Scrappin' with Sabrina
 * Sandy of Sandy from Ukiah

These ladies are spectacular in every facet of crafting and friendship. Thank you for the daily inspiration and for sparklifying my blog with your beautiful presence. :o) You are all such blessings and I will continue to stick by you like velcro!



  1. Thank you my sweet dear Karen. You are also stuck with me! I have so been blessed by being in my life. I also love that you are there to pray for me when I need it. I know if I ask you will lower your head and make petition for me, as I will and do for you.

    Hugs, Pam

  2. My sweet, sparkly friend, thank you so, so much for thinking of me!! I am truly honored!! You are an amazing friend and such a ray of sunshine in my life!! Your friendship is the greatest reward I could receive :)

    Hugs, Lisa :)
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Thank you Karen for honoring me with this award, there are lots of awards out there, but this one just seems so very special. i am also so blessed to have you in my life, i have been so touched by your AMAZING creations, but more so by the details that you share about them... (and there are so many time throughout the day that God will bring to my mind something you said on your blog). You are a blessing to so many and i am blessed to be a part of your life... What an AWESOME GOD we serve, that puts just the right people into our lives at the right time. AND my sweet friend if you ever need prayer, i am only a email away, sandydotevansatcomcastdotnet.
    You are such an inspiration.. love and hugs sandy from ukiah

  4. Thanks so much for thinking of me Karen. I am so honored and truly touched! Thank you so much for your friendship:) I am blessed!
    Sherrie K


    *squishers you oodles in a giant happy Blend huggle* TEE HEE HEE!

    OMJ! Do you know how proud I am of you sis? *cries cause I am so excited for my Sunshine*

    GASP! This is SUCH a special honour. I can't stop smiling everytime I think about your sparkling blog and all the incredible blendships you have made along the crafting path God has created for you, Sunshine. Your sparkling love is a treasure to all you meet and through your selflessness, He has blessed you with blendships that will last a lifetime.

    I am so proud I am glowing. God bless you my forever bestest blend. I love you more than I can ever express...

    *forever sparklie bloggy squishies*
    ~~~Christina :)

  6. Thank You for thinking of me Karen!!! You KNOW I'm going to have to give this one right back to you, right? Because you're like my crafting cheerleader. :)

    And it's no wonder that you received this award from a number of different people - you tend to spread love and encouragement wherever you go. You're like a...Care Bear. A Crafty Care Bear. Tee hee! :)

    YOU are so fabulous. :)



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