Monday, March 23, 2009

Lemonade, Hugs, and Lady Bugs!

My DH was home this weekend for the first time in 18 days --- the downside of the life of a long-haul trucker. We spent time shopping and relaxing and working around the house. So I didn't get cards made, but I did some coloring. I can do that without being tucked away in my studio. He is on the road again so I caught up on reading blogs and I found a surprise or two!!

First, I remembered that my dear friend Carolyn had treated me to not one, but two awards!! She is such a sweetheart in immensely talented! (I'm sorry I didn't get these out sooner, hon!)

I am passing this huggable little guy to Lauri, Joan, Nancy, Marion, and Julie H. "in appreciation of your lovely and witty comments and for always knowing the right thing to say at the right time".

These ladies are talented as well as caring, up beat, and supportive. Please take a look at their wonderful blogs.

Who doesn't love lemonade, especially with warm weather coming? Make mine pink, please, with a touch of strawberry. This cheerful lemonade stand is rolling on to Pattie, Nancy, Lauri, Marion, and Julie, 5 people who have shown a great attitude or gratitude this week and every week. I appreciate them!

Then this weekend Leigh blessed me with this adorable Lady Bug --- isn't she pretty?! I am passing this on to 10 papercrafters who are constant sources of inspiration to me: Carolyn, Kym, Joan, Amy, Mina, Lynette, Shannon, Chrissie, Barbara, and Helen. All very creative ladies.

This community of artist-bloggers is very amazing! I appreciate all the contacts I make, every chance to learn and improve my craft, and the friendships. So, if you visit my blog and leave comments, please feel free to take any or all of these awards as your own, too. Hugs from me to you!


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Barb....
I am SO looking forward to sipping that lemon aide!! You are so sweet!

Chrissie said...

Congratulations on your latest batch of awards Barb, they are truly well deserved!
Thank you so much for passing this award on to me, I really appreciate it.

Lynette said...

Congrats on all of your awards! And thank you so much for sharing your award with me!!

Myrt said...

Hi Barb - you are too kind - I have been so idle lately, especially making cards. BUT, one of my fav blogs to visit is yours - your cards are amazing. I admire how quickly you put them together and how perfect they look. Congrats on your awards and thanks so much for sharing with me. Let's sip the lemonade together and share a "big" hug!

helen said...

oh my word !! thank you so much for sharing this award, i am thrilled, you have a beautiful blog barb, thanks again
helen x

Amy Sheffer said...

Thank you so much for the award, Barb! And thanks to YOU too for your inspiration!

Amy Sheffer said...

Thank you so much for the award, Barb! And thanks to YOU too for your inspiration!