Sunday, September 16, 2012

Blog award nominations + a card! (:

Welcome back, my beautiful friends!!!

It's been a super busy, but enjoyable weekend for me!!! :D  Hope your weekend has been a great one also!  I had planned to share a card with you all this morning before I took off to my activities, but honestly, didn't have the time ):  It's why I'm posting this one tonight... Better late than never, right? (:

Anyways, I was pleasantly surprised with a message from my good friend, Lenny earlier this afternoon, while I was over at my cousin's, photographing more cards.  She nominated me for a Liebster Blog Award!!! :D  Wow, I am SO honored!!! Thank you, Lenny!!!!! Xoxoxo

I want to take a moment and tell you a little bit about Lenny.  She is one of the most kind-hearted crafters I know.  She's sweet, simple, creative, genuine, enthusiastic about life and she REALLY knows how to encourage others by complimenting them... You want to know how much confidence, yet meekness someone possesses???  Pay close attention to their compliments to others--it's a reflection of these traits!!!  Lenny knows how to point out the beauty in others' things and she's genuine about it... I'm pretty sure this is why God continues to bless her with such incredible creative talent!!!  She never fails to make me smile with her enthusiastic comments, both here on my blog and on Twitter...  So from the very bottom of my heart, again a BIG thank you to YOU, Lenny for making me feel THAT special today!!! *hugs*

Now, here's a little info on the Liebster Blog Award:
Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved," "Favorite," or "Dearest." This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers. 

Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!


Now comes the part where I nominate 5 other blogs with less than 200 followers.  Here they are (in no particular order)...

Lenny: Like I said above, your comments never fail to brighten up my day.  Your enthusiasm is a clear demonstration of your support and for that I am beyond thankful!  I LOVE your creations... your style is very versatile and that's the sign of a true crafter!!!  You also have a keen eye for good photography!!! You're just SO talented!!! (;

Vanessa: I nominate YOU for a Liebster blog award!  You are one of my biggest supporters!!! I am beyond thankful for ALL you do for me!!!!! I am overwhelmed at times when I think about what a great person you are.  I consider you my friend and I couldn't be more thankful to GOD for placing you in my path.  Your creativity blows me away.  You can basically do ANYTHING--Superwoman!!! (:  You bake/decorate gorgeous and fine cakes.  You make party favors.  You make gorgeously detailed cards and your coloring skills are out of this world!!!!!!  You are an honorable business woman--one I admire and one I look up to!!!!

Milton:  I nominate YOU for a Liebster blog award!  I know you're not looking for any blog followers, but I just HAD to publicly acknowledge you, because I admire you SO much.  You're not one looking for praise and admiration.  Rather, you genuinely desire for people to take spiritual blessings from your teachings.  I won't go into the details, but I wanted you to know I'm really proud of the man GOD is shaping you to be.  I have always told you and always will: GOD has an enormous plan and purpose for your life.  Great things will happen with and through you--and they already are!!!  You have also been one of my biggest supporters in this hobby I love quite a LOT...  I miss you more than you'll ever know... *tears*

Carol:  I nominate YOU for a Liebster blog award, sweet lady!!! :D  I thank GOD for you!! You are an amazing woman of God and I look up to you for your courage to do the things you do!!! I am proud to know you--someone whose beautiful work has been published in various crafting magazines... not to mention what a great teacher you are...  No wonder you are constantly being invited to teach stamping techniques at different crafting stores--how lucky am I to know you?!!!  When I need spiritual strength, you're also there... You're an angel sent from Above to minister to me as I walk through this journey called life.  Words can not express my gratitude to you.  Keep going.  The Lord is the One who sustains you!!!  Xoxoxo

Shaela:  I nominate YOU for a Liebster blog award!  I am a HUGE fan of your work!! You're SUPER creative and what I love most about you is your positive spirit.  I stumbled across your blog one day and was so touched.  You live in a place where it's always raining, but your yellow umbrella is a lovely reminder to always bring your own sunshine no matter what the weather!!! :D  Also, the fact that you offer so many freebies on your blog reflects a non-selfish character.  Real crafters find pleasure in giving rather than receiving.  I look forward to your blog posts, because I am always pleasantly surprised! Keep doing what you do, because you're amazing at it!!! (:

And since I hate blog posts with no pictures, here's a special Thank You card I made for a card set that will soon be going on my Etsy shop.  I dedicate this one to the people I've mentioned above, as well as all of those who continually demonstrate their loving support for my crafting passion... May the LORD make His face shine upon YOU.  THANK YOU!!!

Looking forward to your lovely comments!!! Blessings and have a restful night!!! xoxo




Shaela said...

What a GORGEOUS cas thank you card, and thank you so much for the award!! It has been such a busy, stressful week for me and this brought a much-needed smile to my face. :)

V's Sweet Ideas said...

Wow Grisel! I am honored to have been chosen as one of your five. You are truly an amazing person and you have always supported me. I am thankful to have a friend like you! Oh, and I love love love the card! You really need to show me how you do your flowers :)

Pat said...

That's awesome, Gri! Congratulations!!! :)

lenny said...

Oh my God... blushing here!
All those sweet words... you're soooo very kind! Thanks! You made me smile BIG TIME (although there were some tears...)
Okay, of to school now!!
BIG, big hug!!
Ps: you deserve this award!! :)

Milton Gonzalez said...

I love this card. Its simplicity is what makes it so nice...btw: LOVE THE ROSE!