Monday, January 10, 2011

Thank you, Blogging Friends

I'm honored to have recently received the Stylish Blogger Award.  Wow!  It is such an honor to be included in your ranks!  Last week Mickey Roberts gave me this award, and yesterday I found my name on the lists of bloggers Regina Andari and Catherine Harwood. Thanks to all of you!
As a recipient of this award  I am required to tell you 8 little bits of trivia about me that you may or may not know.  Then I will share the links to 8 bloggers that have inspired me. So, here goes!
1.  I was born and grew up in Ohio, attended Ohio Wesleyan and graduated from Ohio State.  I moved to Florida in 1972.  My sisters still live in Ohio, so I enjoy visiting there, but not in the Winter!  (I'm a pansy when it comes to cold weather!)
2. I taught school for many years, retired in 2001, and immediately joined Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator.  I guess I've always been a teacher at heart, so teaching stamping and scrapping is a perfect fit for me.
3.  Among my many artistic ventures are making jointed teddy bears out of old fur coats, crafting unique character dolls, and entering craft shows.
4.  I have been making lampwork beads for about 4 years and enjoy creating my own jewelry.
5.  My husband and I have blended our families with 5 grown children, 12 grandchildren, and 1 great grand baby!
6.  I love living in Florida and near the ocean.  I enjoy water sports and love to parasail when we have the opportunity to do so.
7.  My husband and I do a lot of traveling and especially enjoy the western United States.  We are old car buffs so enjoy taking trips in our antique autos.
8. I'm a lefty and a middle child of three, so that's my excuse for being sensitive.
Enough about me!  Here are 8 of many bloggers who inspire me ( not in any particular order).  Click on their names to visit their blogs:
Becky Roberts
Kelly Mayou
Tina Taves
Glenda Calkins
Gwen Mangelson
Sharon Field
 Linda Heller
Sandi MacIver

Thank you all who have inspired and influenced my love for stamping!


Inking Idaho said...

Thank you Diane for the Stylish Blogger Award! Becky

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Thanks for the Stylish blogger Award Diane! I love your blog too!