I received this charming blog award from Martha Kay, and I couldn't be more pleased. I love the word inspire. I love when I teach a class or show someone something new with papercrafts and rubber stamping, how excited they get and how they can't wait to get home and expand on an idea. I remember having two young women who were just starting their journey in papercrafts, in a class I taught and just in conversation I mentioned that I had learned this technique I was showing them at a class I took at a convention in Akron, Ohio (Adventures in Stamping) . They were seated next to each other and they turned to look one another in the eye and one said "they have conventions"!!!!!!
So, with instructions to pass this award to people who inspire me, I do just that as follows:
Priscilla of http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/
Priscilla is the originator of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Which in and of itself would keep the average person busy, but she also has two small children, sells Stampin Up, is constantly coming up with new ideas to keep the challenge fun and exciting and is always there with a wonderful comment on your blog when you post your card each week. Always encouraging and generous with praise for your efforts. And, she makes beautiful art each week along with her design team. Priscilla, YOU inspire me.
Kellie Winnell of http://www.kelliewinnell.com.au/magnolia
Kellie is my new Austrailian blog friend and the originator of the Magnolia Down Under Challenge. And she has recently started another challenge. She also has children, sells Stampin Up, gets sponsors for the challenges, comes up with the ideas for the challenges, and is always right there when you post a card to the challenge with a glowing comment on your entry. She also takes part with the design team each week with a wonderful Magnolia creation for everyone's inspiration. And I have already caught on to a great sense of humor! I don't know how you do it all. Kellie, YOU inspire me.
Stephanne of http://stagnantlycreative.blogspot.com/
Stephanne is a young woman whom I met blogging. The first time I went to her blog to look at a card she had posted on a challenge, the description of the card was full of negatives about how she wasn't a very good colorer, etc. Well, friend your confidence and your work have grown so since that first day I visited you. Your cards are amazing. You are always there to sing my praises on every post I make. Stephanie, YOU inspire me.
Julia of http://scrapperjulia.blogspot.com/
I also met Julia through blogging. Julia takes part in more challenges than anyone I know. And she does it well. I especially love the ones she does for the movie challenge on PCP, always interesting and thought provoking. You go girl. Julia, YOU inspire me.