Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Hi Everyone!!
FYI, I have a pretty long one this evening.  But I really had to share, it's way past time!

I received two lovely blog awards from three fabulous blogging buddies: Shirl, Karen & Rachel.  Two different awards, that mean the world to me because I was chosen to receive.  Thanks ladies!!

First one is from Shirl of Creations by Shirl & Karen of Have a Scrap Happy Day for this pretty cool award:


Here are the rules and guidelines for this award:
  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  • Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy if you can figure out how to do it.
  • Next, select up to 16 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  • Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you should include a link to their site for others to see how versatile they really are.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself."
Shirl is definitely one of my blogging buddies that I look forward to visiting everyday, or when I can.  She always has new images on her creations and she shares new sites that I would never know about.  She's also always one of the first to comment when I post something.  She leaves lots of lovely comments and is super sweet.  I hope when I finally get back to the Big Island I get to meet her. It really touches my heart that Shirl would give me another wonderful award. I guess I must be doing something right, yea?  Mahalo Shirl for this lovely award.  You are a sweetheart!  If you havent visited or not a follower of Shirl's you definitely should think about checking her blog out. 
Karen, was actually on my list because I received this one from Shirl first.  But since I've been behind in posting she sent me this award before I could send it to her! hahaha!!  She's such a wonderful blogging friend, always has lovely things to say and boy does she have a fabulous blog with lots of lovely inspirations.  I've so loved all of our swaps.  She is definitely on my to meet list once I get to the Big Island.  Ho, it would be so fun to meet all of you.  Better save some money so I can pay for my flight!  Thank you again Karen, and if you haven't visited Karen's blog you must do so today!

Okay- Now Shirl picked quite a few that were on my list, so going off of hers and I am also piggy-backing off of Karen's too.  I hope these ladies know that they too are on my list of versatile bloggers.  I'd like to hand it out to 16 others who aren't on their lists. These 16 versatile bloggers are ladies that I have followed from before I started my blog and some who I just recently started following and who I find inspiration from daily.   I appreciate tons of other creative ladies and although I could pick TONS more I'm only limited to 16, but if you are wondering just look at my side bars to see who I admire.  So yah technically I've got 48. (lol)  In no particular order:

  • Rachel P: http://kneedeepinpaper.blogspot.com/
  • Kim: http://piggyandminniemouse.blogspot.com/
  • Renate': http://hapagirlren.blogspot.com/ 
  • Mimi: http://cuddlesofluv.blogspot.com/
  • Kathy: http://ekboutique.blogspot.com/ 
  • Rachel S: http://papercraftingplace.blogspot.com/
  • Mama: http://luvnthejourney.blogspot.com/
  • Amy: http://athousandsheetsofpaper.blogspot.com/
  • Jenny: http://crazyforpaper.blogspot.com/
  • Sandie: http://sandieshores.blogspot.com/
  • Rosemary: http://rosemaryscreations.blogspot.com/
  • Danni: http://dannisdreamscrafts.blogspot.com/
  • Angela: http://inmyquiettime.blogspot.com/
  • Karen: http://haveascraphappyday.blogspot.com/
  • Alyce: http://kitandclowder.blogspot.com/
  • Eva: http://craftingthisandthat.blogspot.com/

  • Here are 7 things you might not know about me:
    1. I am a paper & paper punch hoarder (Come on I know I'm not the only one... lol)
    2. I love to eat food (any kine)
    3. I love to watch anime in Japanese with English subtitles (it sounds soooo much better)
    4. I love to go to Anime Expo every year to check out what's new and see what people are going to dress up as  
    5. I work for Panda Express (Corporate Office) in the Accounting department
    6. I am a certified high school volleyball official aka "referee"
    7. I love to watch re-runs of NCIS, Bones and love the sci-fi channel.
    This second award is from an amazing and talented blogging friend who I remember back when I was a Farmer with The Farm Fresh Challenge team for The Greeting Farm.  She always had/has a kind word to say and is SUPER supportive!  Not to mention she is freekin' talented like you wouldn't believe!!  Thank you Rachel of Knee Deep in Paper for this awesome award!!  Please check out her blog and become a follower, I have a feeling she's going places.  But that's just my opinion.  :)

    The reasons for this award are as follows:
    1) This award is for any co-blogging friend who has helped your blog in any and all ways.

    2) This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career.

    3) This award is for any co-blogging friend who always stops by and is kind to you. You can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your posts.

    4) This award is to be given to 3 to 5 Blends whom you feel meet the listed requirements.

    5) Create a post with the terms of use and publish your Blends of Choice.

    6) Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs.

    7) Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing.
    Now I would like to send it on to-
    Gosh it's sooo hard to pick but I would really like to include a couple more who always leave me lovely messages:

    I wish I could give everyone an award.  You all mean a great deal to me and if you see your blog on any of my sidebars you know I greatly admire and support you.
    Mahalo again to Shirl, Karen and Rachel for these two lovely awards.  I'm deeply touched and humbled by your friendships and inspirations.  Love you gals!
    Have a gr8 evening, morning my friends!!


      Creations by Shirl said...

      Thanks a bunch Leanne!
      Very honored to receive this award back from you... You are awesome, and I love your creativity in all your cardmaking... you are an inspiration that drives me to continue on my journey....
      I'm sure when ever you come back home to islands we will definitely meet up...
      lots of hugs my bloggy buddy~

      Alyce said...

      Hi Leanne! Congrats on receiving these awards!! You totally deserve it...you are so creative and talented :) Thank you so much for thinking of me for one too! It really means a lot! Hehe I love your facts - I love a bit of anime and sci fi too ;)

      Nadine said...

      This is what I love about our crafting community, the generous aloha spirit that leaves you with such a warm, sunshiney feeling! Im so happy to know all of you and be a part of this wonderful online sisterhood. Im very bad about posting or returning blog awards because I don't want to leave anyone out but I really do appreciate the shout outs. Hugs to you!

      Cyndi said...

      Thanks for including me! It means a lot! I nominated you for the versatile blogger award on my blog. :)

      Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

      Sistah Leanne, thanks you very, very much for nominating me again with the awesome award. You are such a sweetie. Hope you have a relaxing and crafty evening. Big hugs.

      Mimi said...

      {{{{HUGS}}}} you deserve the biggest hug! thank you for including me on the awards! you're a true inspiration to the crafting community and surely among the "real" world too! hope that maybe someday, somewhere, we meet in person! ;D

      Nady said...

      Wow thank you much for this award
      I love come on your blog to see your creations and thank you to come on my own also. Hugs my friends ;)
      Nadyne xx
      Sorry for my english ;)lolll

      eva said...

      congrats to you for the awards and thank you for thinking of me for the versatile blogger award! seems like a lot awards going around blogland these days!