Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Double Dose of Happy

This is a card I made at Stamp Camp last week. I sent it to my Mom! The stamp I used is from Stamping Up and is owned by Lorie. I think I need it!

My scanner is broken and in the shop! So, no scanning for about two months....I will have to become more proficient at picture taking! I would have loved to scan something I got in the mail today from Nan of Letters from a Hill Farm! She sent me the coolest stickers from Cavallini and Company. They are the Bird and Nest Stickers! Absolutely gorgeous and the coolest thing is that they have been on my "want it" radar for some time!!!

AND IN ADDITION TO THAT, Nan listed my blog for the Thinking Blogger Award
!!! Okay, I am not sure of all that this entails, but the most important thing for me is that she listed my blog and what she said about it.......oh, it made me so happy! She described me in ways that I don't usually think of myself.

When someone lists your blog, you are to list five of the blogs that make you think and bring you joy for the same award. Five blogs that have not previously been chosen for this award.

The participation rules are simple:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.

Here are five of the many blogs that I love that make me think:

LOTUS READS: Oh, how I love this blog! It is so exciting to find a new entry by Anjali! She is so smart and well-read. She is so well-versed in so many areas. She is a great reader and gives excellent book reviews. She sees interesting movies and talks about those. And really smart people leave great comments on her blog. Plus, she is a peach of a person!!

STUDIO STUFF: This is a blog by a very talented artist!!! I love her artwork and I love reading about her children/grandchildren. This blog never fails to inspire me and get me dreaming about things I could make.

This blog makes me want to learn to embroider right this instant! Always full of eye candy and great ideas, and such a lovely feeling of comfort found right here!

PRAIRIE PAPER AND INK: Here is total inspiration for the card maker!!! Everytime I visit I am so excited by the great combinations of colors, stamps, and paper that Amy puts together!!!!!! She also has a lot of tutorials on her blog that are so helpful! Smart cookie!!

BLUHM STUDIOS: Here is the blog that really got me going! Heather helped me figure out some blog stuff and she also makes my totally cool banners for me! She puts out a zine, Portals, that is so smart and chock full of ideas and inspiration. Always inspiring, and always ready to lend a helping hand, such a sweetie!

There are many more blogs that I could list, really all the blogs on my blog roll fit the bill! Please visit as many as you can!

Viva la inspiration!!!!


longnecklady said...

I love your new banner!



Diane Duda said...

thanks for your nice words about my grandma.

i think this card is adorable and your new banner so lovely!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Laura, and how sweet of you to do this!!!! It is nice to know that people are looking and getting something from your work! Without my blogs for inspiration, I would be like a fish out of water! They are always there to give me the boost I need:) Thanks again..........Linda
ps the only way I can leave a comment is as an anonymous writer:)

Lotus Reads said...

Gosh, Laura, I just LOVE this card you sent to your's the cutest, it really is!

And congratulations for the thinking blog nomination, I can't think of a more deserving person or blog! You know I love coming here, your posts are an inspiration and your cards...oh, they are so beautiful...they make me so happy!

Thank you for nominating's such an honor and a privilege, thank you, thank you,Laura! As you know I am on hiatus for a while, but will get to work on a post when I return sometime in April.

Going to check out the other blogs you nominated...thanks again, Laura!

Mary said...

Laura I have recently found your blog and am enjoying it immensely each time I return. Now you have also named other beautiful blogs, and I thank you. It's just amazing how many creative women are displaying their work and sharing their thoughts to inspire each of us.
Hope you will soon visit me ACROSS THE POND.

Trixie said...

Diggin the new banner right here at inspiration central! You are well read, well spoken and quite a peach yourself. Congrats on the nom.

Beth said...

Congrats on the deserve it !!!!
But in all honesty can I don't make me think... BUT you ALWAYS make me LAUGH.

Heather said...

Thank you so much Laura. I am honored you chose me for a blogger award thingie. I will work on my list of 5 tonight. HUGS

Maggie Ann said...

What an adorable it!