I am back! And I have been Tagged and Awarded!

Hello everyone! Did you miss me? I missed you! Anyway, I have so much to catch up on! So, let's get started.

First, Let me say I was given an award from Crafty Scraps [Michelle McCoy], TY so much for this honor Michelle and I will address this one first, then I will move on to the Tag. TY Steph and Sheila for the tag, too! lol

Ok, for the PICO award, TY so much Michelle for thinking of me...and I am soooo sorry for being so late in my response. I have been away for so long and only skimming my email though all the moving. So, I will do my best to complete this one and pass it along. I feel so honored to have even received this award. TY!

Now I guess it's my turn to pick 5 more wonderful and deserving people, oh this is going to be soooo hard! I just think you ALL do such a wonderful job. Ok...here goes...
My first choice would have been Michelle McCoy, but since she gave the award to me, I guess I should pick someone else. [wink]
Michelle you so deserve this award for all that you do and all that you go though from day to day just to make everyone else happy. TY so much for being you and for being my friend!
1. Maryse Vincent_ Maryse has such a wonderful blog and she is always so giving and her style is so wonderful. She is a wonderful person and teriffic friend as well. TY Maryse for being such a good friend to me.

2. Steph Staker_ Steph is a LONG TIME internet friend. I feel very close to her. She is a wonderful designer and a GREAT tuber. She also is a member of several Tag groups. I love the "goodies" she so willingly and lovingly shares with me and others. She is new to Scrapping but doing a FANTASTIC job at it. TY Steph, you are a very special friend too.

3.Karel_Karel's blog is Crafty Accents, and what wonderful shares she has!! Karel has some of the cutest graphics and kits. She always amazes me with her talent! Yes, Karel paints a lot of her own grapics! I love her work and her heart. She is one of the sweetest people you could ever meet.

4.Lynn_Lynn's blog is Scrap Attic and she always amazes me as well. Her designs and freebies are AWESOME, too. Lynn is just one of the nicest people you could ever want to meet. I just love her and her blog, too!

5. Kim_Kims's blog is Fishinmom Designs,and even though this is the last one I choose, she certainly is not the least one! Kim is such a sweetheart and a wonderful person, too. She is so giving and in my experience, she will go out of her way to help you! NOW, in my book, that is a very special person. TY so much Kim, you are a sweetie.

All of these ladies have fantastic blogs and do great work! you really must check them out! I can not begin to NAME all the wonderful ladies I have met since I've been on the net. I cherish each and everyone of you. And I am so thankful for the opportunity to have met all of you!

Now for the RULES:
For those of you receiving the Award, here are the rules:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider 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 to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.http://arteypico.blogspot.com/ Make sure you visit the link above. There are crafts of all kinds shown; you are bound to come away inspired!
5) Show these rules.

TY all for being my friend, and TY again, Michelle for this wonderful honor. I love ya, my friend.
Now it's you girls' turn. lol

Moving on, TY Steph and Sheila for tagging me! Wow! I am so honored and blessed to have such wonderful friends! TY so much!
now.. let's get started...lol

Here are the Rules:
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.

Facts about me...hummm let's see...lol
1. I've been married to the same man for almost 38 yrs. We met on Memorial Day weekend and were married on Sept. 5th. Who says short relationships don't last? lol

2. I love Paint Shop and anything to do with arts and crafts. I also love gardening, both veggie and flowers, I just love the outdoors. My love, when I'm not psp'ing is to bake and /or cook, but I hate the waste so I don't do it as much as I would like. Since my kids have grown up, I don't have them around to eat it...lmbo!

3. I love meeting people and making new friends. I try to help people when I can and I love sharing when I can.
I have made so many new friends on the net, so I have even come to know and call "close" friends.:-), to name a few, are Steph, Sandi, Sheila [my Sister in law, does that count? lol], Maryse, Michelle and Karel, and the list just goes on and on! TY all for being my friends and for being there for me. I hope I have been there just as much for you too.

4. I have 3 wonderful sons and daughters in law. In turn they have given me 2 beautiful grand daughters and 3 handsome grandsons, and guess what, the 4th is on the way! Yes, we will have a new grandson in October! I am so excited! No, no name picked out yet. lol

5. My favorite color would have to be grape or wine shades. Basically "purple" lol. My kitchen is done with the Grapes theme. Does that tell you anything? lol

6. I love a challenge when I have the time. I enjoy brainstorming as well....so if you have an idea and think you would like someone to help you with it, just throw it my way, I'll do my best to help you come up with something. lol

7. And finally, I love my blog and sharing with you all. I truly appreciate all the wonderful comments you leave me and the encouragement you give me to continue to share with you when I create something. If you ever have a request, I sure will do my best to accommodate you and create it for you, if I can. All you have to do is leave me a comment or email me. "-)

Now...Since Steph tagged me first, I won't re-tag her, not that I don't want to...lol So, I'll give her a break, this time. lol She sure deserves to be picked, that's for sure!
So, the 7 Lucky ladies I pick for this tag are...
Sandi is one of my "special friends" and I know she doesn't have a blog [yet], but she sure has some GREAT shares at her site!

Sheila has a wonderful blog, you will be so amazed when you see the LO's she creates. Yes, Sheila is my Sister in Law and she is my friend too...but don't tell her I said that! lol

Jenn is a terrific scrapper and friend. She has some great shares and she is a wonderful designer now, too.

Maryse is a special friend and she has a fantastic blog. She is a great designer and she is so giving. I love her shares!

Lynn has a wonderful blog, she is an awesome designer and such a sweet person. I know you will just Fall In Love when you visit her blog, I know I did!

Michelle McCoy is a fantastic person. Her spirit never ceases to amaze me! She is an inspiration to me. She is a wonderful designer as well and he shares are fantastic. You have got to visit her blog. There is so much to do there. Take your coffee, tea or soft drink with you! I just love this wonderful person, and I know you will too!

Karel, like Michell has such a wonderful blog. I totally fell in love with her graphics and kits. And even more so when I learned she hand painted most of her graphics! What a wonderful talent she has and a super lady to share them with us all.

There are so many more people/bloggers that deserve this recognition, and I do hope they will get it. I could go on and on. TY all for being great bloggers and for the wonderful shares you all give. Not just the ladies I mentioned, but all who blog and share, from your LO's to your freebies, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Keep up the great work and keep those freebies coming!

Now... I have a couple more things I would like to share with you, I know this is a LONG post and I apologize for it. I created 2-QP's for Maryse and forgot to POST on here! I am so sorry! I did share it in the "Scrappin4Free" Yahoo group. But I forgot to post here! Anyway, if you missed the Scrappin4free announcement, you can grab them here. Just click on the previews for the downloads. Thanks again, and I'll try to get back to being more consistant with my posting. We are almost all moved in now and the garden is planted.
Here are the previews and download links are the previews.....

and the last one here...

Have a wonderful week and I'll see you next time... hopefully not another 2 months! lol

1 comment:

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