Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!

We were so excited when we saw that our awesome blog friend Amber gave us the
Stylish Blogger Award!!

That's so cool!! Our first award!! Thanks so much, Amber! Check out her fun blog at She has some really cute cards & gift/treat ideas too!

Upon receiving this award I must...

1) Thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog
2) Share 8 things about myself
3) Pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered
4) Leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

For our 8 things, we figured since there are two of us, we'd just split them up, so here goes:

1) Since I got a new DSLR camera for Christmas, I have a goal this year to learn more about photography & take my hobby to the next level. I'm learning more about shooting pictures manually and some great photo editing techniques too.

2) I'm obsessed with new purses! I'm out and on the go a lot, so it's always great to have a really cute bag that holds all my necessities for the day.

3) I've been scrapbooking for 13 years now! I started pretty much when my oldest daughter was born and she was so adorable, I had to scrapbook her every move :)

4) I love to travel to warm places! I guess since I live in Utah, when I go somewhere, it's gotta be warm! I've had the wonderful opportunity to visit some amazing places like Hawaii, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, & Spain! All of those places have some amazing photo opportunities too :)
Thanks again, Rayna

*Paper Panther*
1) I, unlike traveling Rayna, love to be home. I am a reclusive homebody :) I also have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia, so that could be why. To the point where I don't answer the phone unless I am in the 'mood' (I hate it when it rings) I love to hang out at home with my 4 children. They crack me up and I love watching them grow. We try to be very religious, so we incorporate prayer and teaching righteous principles into our daily lives. I do love to go to bunco once a month and my writer's group/ writing events. I am NOT a portable scrapper- too much stuff ;)

2)I love to play video games. Xbox, Wii, Dsi, etc. Back when I was younger I used to meet online with a bunch of guys and play with them, I was the only girl. I did get Rayna to play Disney Pirates online with my brother. We had a great time. But crafting is coming first these days, but having kids who like to play gives me a chance to play with them.

3) I am a messy crafter. I seem to do multiple projects without putting things away as I go and then I end up with a big pile on my desk and I can't see my project anymore, LOL! I'd like to blame it on the 3 kids 5 and under, and I do in jest, but it is just my brain isn't wired to clean as I go. I have to tell myself to do it. My mantra this year is, There is no later, only now.' Meaning, get it out away now, because I think I will get to it later- but later never comes for some reason. My only exception to the rule is if one of my kids is crying. That vetoes my mantra, but since I typically have 3 of my age 5 and under kids in there with me- helping my messiness grow- I should be good, right?

4) I am a published author. (even though you can't tell by my lack of grammar skills) Just a few articles and some poetry . My favorite article I wrote was in a motorcycle magazine (my hubby has a Yamaha V-max- he converted me to motorcycles) I have almost finished revising a few of my novels to send up to be rejected-- or ideally published :) I - and my writer's group have a podcast all about writing called Writing Snippets at
Thanks! PP

Now to pass this great award on to the 8 other awesome individuals that we have recently discovered!

Die Cuttin' Divas

Basic Jess

Jillian Bean Crafts

N2 Scrapn 4 Fun

My Play Time

Clever Soiree


Pholly's Phabulous Crafts

Go give 'em some love!


Amber said...

Your welcome! You two derserve it! I love stopping by here for inspiration everyday. You two are very talented and your blog has also lead me to so many other fun places to visit so Thank You very much!!!

Natasha Hensel said...

Congrats and thank you ladied for passing it on!
:) Natasha

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Jillian said...

How sweet! I am so honored you would choose my blog for such an awesome award!

And congrats to you!

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Congrats on your award and thank you for passing it on to me. I'm honored!!! I will get it posted to my blog as soon as I can...

Thanks again and have a FANTASTIC day!!!!

Pholly said...

Congrats on your award and thank you so much for passing it on to me. I was super excited when I saw that I had received it. It is my first award, I just started my blog a couple of weeks ago.

Thanks again :-)


Jess said...

Congrats and thanks for the fabbie award!