Sunday, February 26, 2012

Make it Monday and a Wonderful Honor

In the past few days, I have been selected by three different blogging friends to receive this honor:

Liebster' is German for 'dearest'.  The award is a 'share-the-love' arrangement, given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers. 

Here's the to-do list of any Liebster award recipient:

Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
Reveal your five blogger picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
Copy and paste the award on your blog (see above)
Hope that those you award forward it to their favourite bloggers

Below are five favorite bloggers who have different styles but always inspire me with their work. I love having this chance to let them know how lucky I have been to meet them through this shared stamping adventure!

First, I'd like to thank JJ Bolton of Ribbon Girls who first gave me this honor.  I was so surprised and pleased when I heard this.  JJ is a super sweet and talented crafter, and I have practically worn out my "Pin it" button while viewing her blog.

Next, I heard from Jen W. of JENerally Speaking, who passed the award on to me as well.  I have only been following Jen for a short time, but I have found so much inspiration on her blog.  I look forward to getting to know Jen better and to seeing more of her creations.  Thanks, Jen, for thinking of me.

Then, this morning, my dear friend Renee of Its a Patchwork Life honored me again.  Thank you, Renee. I am in several blogging groups with Renee, and she has become a good friend as well.  She has the incredible ability to create a stunning CAS card with 3 elements one day, and then the next day, something so elaborate, I could look at it for a week and still not see everything.

Now, it's my turn to pass the love.  There are so many inspirational bloggers out there, but I am going to try to name some of my favorite blogs that have not been mentioned recently.  All of these blogs are written by super nice women and talented crafters, and I would encourage you to stop by and check them out:

Carol of Crafty "Magra"
Kristin of Creative Syzgy

And now, for something crafty (and yummy)...

My daughter recently made a little something to give to a friend for her birthday.  Of course, we had to package it with a loopsy daisy bow and a glitter button, using this week's MIM #54 technique.  I don't know that I'll ever use another button without glitter again!

In case you were wondering what was in the box, here is a peek:

I found this recipe when I was reading Mara's blog, Love Your Mother.  She posted pictures and a link to a recipe for Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Bars that had me rushing into the kitchen.  My 12 year old daughter was able to make these pretty much on her own, and they are as delicious as they look.  Click here for better pictures on Mara's blog, and here for the recipe at Two Peas & Their Pod.

Well, this was a pretty long post.  If you've gotten to the end, I owe you a Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Bar next time I see you.

Thanks for Visiting


  1. Wow! What fantastic news! I love that you have been nominated multiple times. Very cool. What a well deserved honor. Congrats!

  2. I'm gonna hold you to that promise for a cookie bar - they look amazing! Off to check out the bloggers you mentioned! :)

  3. First let me Congratulate you on getting nominated multiple times, this has been a great crafting week for you and I could not be happier for you!
    Love the way you packaged the cookies your daughter made and I will always glitter a button too.
    And THANKS! That is way too sweet of you. Big surprise too!

  4. Oh yum and what sweet packaging!

    Congrats on your awards!

  5. Mmmm, thiose choc chip treats look delicious! And what fabulous packaging for them, love your glittered buttons and loopy bow!

  6. Well, you can add me to your list, as I just awarded you this award on my blog today. :)

  7. Hi Joyce! Great treat box - love the bright colored flower - and even better yet those yummy goodies on the inside! Congratulations!!

  8. Congrats on the awards!! I myself and very happy to have found your blog. And thanks for the treat shout out. I love that your daughter made those bars, they look absolutely fabulous. And all packaged up with that great bow, they look professional!!

  9. Awwwww, Joyce!!!! That is so super sweet of you! I am beyond touched that you even thought of me! This really makes me happy and made my day!!! Thank you so much, Joyce! Oh, and boy oh boy, do those cookie bars look yummy! I will have to check out that recipe! And that presentation is just beautiful! Love that loopy bow and glittery button!

  10. Joyce, congrats on the award! I just received one, too :) Those cookie bars look fabulous, and the box they were in looks awesome!

  11. What a great gift and great bow! Sure, I'll take that cookie bar--looks yummy! Thanks for your comments on my blog--I've always loved that set too, and try to work it in any chance I get.

  12. Joyce,
    Congratulations on receiving the Liebster Blog Award several times. If anyone deserves this, it is you!
    Your cards are so lovely and inspiring.
    Also, thank you for passing it on to me. I am truly humbled. What a surprise!
    Love the loopy bow on the gift box. those bars look yummy. Need to remember this recipe next time I have company.

  13. Congratulations on the Liebster blog award!!!
    The loopy bow is so cute, and the bars are mouth-watering! Yes, i agree with you about buttons and glitter going together after MIM#54 :)

  14. Congrats on he award Joyce, your blog is loved by so many :0)
    This loopy flower is so pretty but what lies beneath it is so yummy looking........all adds up to the perfect gift 👍
    Jenny x

  15. Big congrats! Love your pretty loopy flower - and mmm the rest look super yummy too!


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