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Friday, March 30, 2012

Blog Awards! :)

Happy Friday, my sweet friends! I hope everyone has had a fantastic week. :o)

Unable to craft so far this week due to unsparkly health, I decided now is a good time to to catch up on the lovely blog awards I have recently been given. (Recently is a stretch... one of these is from summer or autumn! Where does time go?!) Despite my Pokie Little Puppy pace, I am always truly honored when a fellow crafter thinks of me. I certainly don't take them lightly. :o) Thank you for making my blog sparklier by your presence!

First up: The Butterfly Award! :o)
Not only is the award gorgeous, but so are the people who awarded it to me. :o) To receive this award, I need to: answer several questions, award this 'Butterfly Award' to 10 other bloggers, contact those 10 bloggers to let them know they have been given this award, and also show a link to the people who gave me the 'Butterfly Award.'

Q1) Name your favorite color?
Blurple! (I say that when I can't choose between blues and purples.)

Q2) Name your favorite song?
Higher Window by Josh Groban. I may or may not have been teary during this song at both of his concerts I attended last summer. Best nights ever.

Q3) Name your favorite dessert?

Q4) Skipping because I'm not a fan of the wording

Q5) Your favorite pet?
Impossible. I love every precious kitty I've owned... but I do admit my current ones (Munchkin and Rascal) have very special places in my heart. They're from the humane society and are the sweetest and most adorable cats I've ever had. :o) The fluffiest, too!

Q6) Black or White
White. So pure and pristine.

Q7) Your biggest fear?
Disappointing God

Q8) Best feature?
Can my heart be a feature? If not, then my eyes. God shines through both features.

Q9) Everyday attitude?
Finding ways to bless others rather than focus on myself. There are so many in need.

Q10) What is perfection?
God, of course. :o)

Q11) Guilty pleasure?
Loving cupcakes too deeply?

Q12) When you're upset you?
Pray, then fellowship with my sweetheart and best friends.

Now to pass this award along... I of course am passing it along to the following sweethearts who awarded it to me. Thank you for making my days extra sparkly! In order they were received (if I wrote it down correctly back then.. hehe):

Nita~ Nita Notes

Additionally, I am passing this along to:

Next up is the Versatile Blogger Award!

How sprightly and exciting is this?! My dear friend Sherrie of Sherrie Scraps with Passion passed along this award to me and I am so honored. Thank you for being such a steadfast presence in my crafty life! :o)

Here are the rules and guidelines for this award:
 * Thank the person who gave you this award. That's common courtesy. (Hehe)
 * Include a link to their blog. That's also common courtesy- if you can figure how to do it. (And again I giggled.)
 * Next, select up to 16 blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly.
 * Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award- you should include a link to their site for others to see how versatile they really are.
 * Finally, tell the person who nominated you "7 things about yourself."

Here are the 7 things about myself:
1.) Aside from our amazing Lord, dance is my ultimate passion
2.) I would love to own an orchard someday.. with a tiny bakery nestled within
3.) I believe sparkles are complete and perfect happiness ;)
4.) I adore nature photography
5.) I most love hot cocoa when I let a mini candy cane melt inside it
6.) I am a huge sports fan! My heart races upon entering the stadiums/arenas.
7.) Gorgeous music stirs my soul

I am passing along this award to the following versatile bloggers! They are amazing, inspiring, and give my days extra bursts of sunshine:

Nita~ Nita Notes

Lastly, I am so honored to have received the Liebster Blog Award!
A HUGE thank you to Amy of Amy's Crafting and Annette of Annette's Creations for giving me this award. :o) They are such sweet crafters and I would love to give them a cupcake right now.

'Liebster' is German for 'dearest.' The award is a 'share-the-love' arrangement, given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers.

Here's the to-do list of any Liebster Award recipient:
 1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
 2. Reveal your three-to-five blogger picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
 3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
 4. Hope that those you award forward it to their favorite bloggers!

I am passing along this fantastic award to the following inspiring (and sweet!) bloggers:
 * Amy~ Amy's Crafting
 * Annette~ Annette's Creations
 * Nita~ Nita Notes

Whew! Thank you once again to all of you for sharing in this crafty journey with me! You are all super stars! :o) Have a sparkly day, my friends! I'll be back tomorrow with a tasty treat! (And maybe a card if all the stars align tonight! Miracles do occur!)



  1. Um sis? What do you mean your mostest fav colour is blurple?! It's not orange?!?!?!? You mean I haven't been able to switch you permanently over to the orange loving club yet? GASP! This is unacceptable! HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! *tickles you silly*

    OMJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ!!!!!!!!! *tackle squishers you and plops a sparklie happy par-tay hat on you because...* WE HAVE SOME SERIOUS CELEBRATING TO DO!!!!!!! WHEEEEEEEEE!!!

    Congratulations my sweetest Sunshine!!! SQUEEE!!! Do you know how proud I am of you right now? OMJ! These gorgeous awards are SO special...and SO very much deserved. *cries cause me is so proud of my sis*

    *adds a number eight to your list of things about you cause you forgot to include something super important* Know what it is Sunshine?

    8) That you are officially the UNIVERSE'S BESTEST FRIEND AND SIS EVERRRRRRR!!! *hugglers and squishers you with my whole entire heart and beyond*


    *pets your gorgeous butterfly award extra bunches cause it is soooooooo beautiful*

    *gives you non-stop sparkling celebration huggles all day long* Is it Sweet Saturday yet sis? SQUEEEEEE!!!
    ~~~Christina :)

  2. CONGRATULATIONS on all of your SO-deserved awards my sweet friend, and thank you so much for thinking of me!! I am so incredibly honored and will definitely add these to my blog with pride!!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and next week...I will miss visiting you!! But I will definitely catch up as soon as I get back!! Big hugs!!!!

    Lisa :)
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Awww thank you so much for thinking of me and for all of your sweet comments

  4. Karen...this is so super sweet of you! I am tickled and so honored to receive these awards...thank you so much!!!
    Have a great wknd my friend!
    Sherrie K

  5. Karen my sweet dear friend, first let me say that you deserve each and every one of these awards. You are awesome as a crafter, and beautiful as a friend. So let me also say thank you for passing on to me. I will with honor put these on my blog. I have been a little lazy about posting this last week too:) But I will catch up this week-end.

    While I was reading your post and about you which I loved, I had to smile at so many of your answers. I love Higher Window too, not giving an answer to #4 was to funny, (was it wizzes?), Your biggest fear, disappointing God, never my friend, He so loves you. Plus your spirit is so connected your own inner man would never allow you to do anything He would frown at. Your best feature is your heart, it is so full of love, that's why you are always seeking out ways to bless others. Music and dance go together so that being a passion just makes perfect sense, I truly believe both music and dance come right out of God's heart, and is a way for us to connect with Him in a very intimate way. And lastly, of course an orchard, with a bakery! duh! (I'm laughing!)

    You are a very special lady, my friend, and I am so happy God brought you into my life.

    Hugs, always Pam

  6. Me again, the time stamp says it's 1:59AM it is really 11:59PM here, I just made 35 envelopes for 35 thank you cards I made for my daughter. She teaches kindergarten and every year asks for cards, usually 3 days before she needs them at the end of the year. She gives them to her mom's that come and help her all year. This year I got smart and started early. I couldn't sleep, our kitty passed away this afternoon, after 18 years, so I was sad. So I was up and checked my blog and got your note. So glad I did, then I came over here and read your blog. It made me feel good to read about you, so once again you blessed me without even knowing I needed it, you do that a lot. Going to bed now.

    More hugs, Pam

  7. Karen, what an absolute joy to read about you and learn more of what makes you the lovely, sparkly soul that you are!! Congratulations on your awards. I'm not surprised that you've been passed a few by so many. You really are a lovely person who adds shine to the days of those with whom you interact.
    I listened to Higher Window as I was reading your post. I'd not heard the song before. It's beautiful!
    Let me know when you open that bakery you dream of. I'll make a trip to support your shop (and my sweet tooth!!)

  8. Oops - back again to say, "Get well soon!" It's no fun being sick. (Says Kate with a massive box of tissues of rapidly depleting tissues beside her...)

  9. you are so sweet to think of me.. i am always so honored when someone gives me an award, i will post them next week when i get home. I will be praying you are feeling your "sparkly" self soon.. hugs from ukaih

  10. Congrats on your awards! You definately deserve them! Thanks so much for thinking of me! I appreciate it! I will add them to my blog very soon! :)


  11. Congrats on your awards Karen, you absolutely deserve them!
    Have a FABULOUS evening!

  12. Thanks so much for thinking of me Karen! You deserve every sweet award you get! I hope you feel better soon.


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