I feel just like the dad in The Christmas Story who wins a "major award," only mine is much, much better than a leg lamp. (I LOVE that movie, btw).
Nancy (Phantom at SCS) over at Shady Tree Studio nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger Award! She's so sweet to think of me in the same company as six other bloggers who are all way more talented than I. Nancy herself is an amazing stamper whose coloring skills outstrip mine by a country mile.
Here's what you need to do after you are nominated for this award:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 kreativ bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
You all already know the most interesting thing about me (that I'm obsessed with Clean and Simple stamping) because that's why you come here, right? But here are some other tidbits that are either interesting or pathetic, depending on your perspective:
1. I used to be a hopelessly obnoxious intellectual snob. I started to get over it in, of all places, graduate school because that's when I stopped taking myself so seriously. If you can laugh at yourself, you never run out of reasons to be amused.
2. My first job out of college was writing copy for on-hold messages. My last paid job was as a writer/editor for a computer memory manufacturer. My favorite job was teaching college English.
3. George and I own too many books to count. For our last move with the military six years ago, there were 108 boxes of books on the inventory. There are even more now.
4. I run the meal ministry at our church, coordinating meals for families in stressful situations (illness, deaths, new babies--happy but stressful). I also cook and deliver meals often, yet ordinarily, I hate to cook. Ironic how cooking as ministry holds so much appeal when cooking for myself and my own family is too often a tedious chore.
5. No one (including myself!) ever thought I'd be a stay-at-home mom OR crafty, yet here I am, happy as a june bug, staying at home and blogging daily about papercrafts. Life is full of surprises.
6. I am not particularly funny in real life. I mainly only write funny. (Does this mean I'm a more interesting person in print than real life? Hmmm.) Whenever I make a truly funny comment, George always acts surprised.
7. My blog Questioning my Intelligence got started partly because I wanted to write regularly again and partly because I wanted to find myself. The first post explains my thinking, almost 1.5 years ago. BTW, I now only have to say "hands out of pants" occasionally. Ah, don't you love progress?
Now for my seven nominees, who were randomly chosen from the roughly 60 papercrafting blogs I visit regularly. Picking favorites has never been a habit of mind with me, and random selection seems so much more fair since I love them all!
1. Rebecca, There Is a Stamp for That
2. Cindy, Stamps, Paper, and Ink
3. Maile, Simply Stamped
4. Susie, Sharing What I Love
5. Leslie, Running with Scissors
6. Michelle, Pigment of My Imagination
7. Susan, Inky Fingers
Thanks, Nancy. It really is an honor for someone to recognize what we do as worthy of notice. What a wonderful warm fuzzy, and, like I said, much better than a leg lamp.