Saturday, September 06, 2008

Brillante Weblog Awards and I Love Your Blog Award

I have to admit I've been a little remiss in posting about the wonderful blog awards I have received lately. I have no excuse other than being busy, but that is no excuse for not thanking the individuals who so wonderfully thought enough of my blog to give me an award. So, please forgive me.

I really do appreciate everyone taking the time to nominate me and to give me and my blogs these awards.

I was given the Brillante Weblog award three times by three wonderful friends of mine.

Now the rules for receiving this award include nominating 7 other blogs that you think are outstanding. So, I thought since I received the same award 3 times maybe I should cheat and just nominate 7 blogs that I think are terrific.

Then I thought, well, if I had been on time with responding to my awards I would have nominated 7 different blogs 3 different times. So, I decided that I should nominate 7 outstanding blogs for each award.

Besides, there are so many exceptional blogs out there that I just love choosing only 7 was really difficult for me.

To my friends who nominated me I say "THANK YOU" from the bottom of my heart.

To all the exceptional, extremely creative, artists and crafters who continue to inspire me day after day after day with their blogs I say "THANK YOU" from the bottom of my heart.

The rules for receiving this award are:
1) Put the logo on your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on yours.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

The first Brillante Weblog award given to me was from Deena Davis of Ewe-N-Me Printables blog at Deena is a terrific graphics artist who creates some of the most wonderful printables on her Ewe-N-Me Printables website.

For this award I nominate:

1) Colleen Babcock's "The Magic Bean" blog at
2) Laurie Blau-Marshall's "Living Out Loud" blog at
3) Connie McBride Johnson's "ClothMatters" blog at
4) Regina Rioux Gonzalez's "Monster Crochet" blog at
5) Rivkah Mizrahi's "Doll Maker's Muse" blog at
6) Serena Smith's "Embroidery Treasures blog at
7) Aurora Fox's "Foxy Art Studio' blog at

The second Brillante Weblog award given to me was from Denise Bailey (aka Neenee) of The Krazy Kraft Lady blog at . Actually Neenee nominated my "Testing The Blogs and Helpful Blog Tips Blog" for the award. I'm sure she won't mind if I thank her on my Linda's Blog. Neenee is a dear friend of mine and an exception graphics artist and primitive crafter. I am her #1 self proclaimed fan.

For this award I nominate:

1) Marion Barnett's "Art Mixter" blog at
2) Sherri Nordgren's "Symple Tymes" blog at
3) Sylvia's Pieces From My Scrapbag" blog at
4) Melissa Haworth's "Under Construction" blog at
5) Cherry Menlove's "Tales From Pixie Wood" blog at
6) Pat Sloan's "Pat Sloan's Place" blog at
7) Pat Winter's "Pat Winter Gatherings" blog at

The third Brillante Weblog award given to me was from Katherine Ann Johnson Lees (aka KAT)of Designs By Kat blog at . Kat is another wonderful friend of mine who also happens to be an exceptional doll artist. Her creations are astonishing and the painted faces on her dolls are exquisite. I wish I could paint like Kat.

For this award I nominate:

1) Dawn Knapp's "My Life" blog at
2) Doreen Frost's "Vermont Harvest Folk Art" blog at
3) Romona King's "Northbrook Designs" blog at
4) Lisa Thoms "Q.D. Patooties" blog at
5) Corry's "Dutch Blue" blog at
6) Tina's "teeweewonders" blog at
7) Debra Schoch's "Hop Hop Jingle Boo" blog at

I was given the "I Love Your Blog" award by another wonderful friend of mine Rosalie Olguin of My Country Cottage blog at Rosalie is a gifted doll maker and makes the most adorable "Raggedy dolly's" for her Raggedy Dolly's website.

The rules of this award are to nominate 7 other blogs that I just LOVE to visit. Here are blogs that I LOVE to visit:

1) Ellen Dygert's "Pink Ink and Jello" blog at
2) Arlee Barr's Albedo Designs Blog at
3) Jill McDowell's "Bittersweet" blog at
4) Ruth Welter's "Artful Creations By Ruth Welter" blog at
5) Kerry Seymour's "Attic Rose Creations" blog at
6) Sue Bleiweiss's "Threads by Sue Bleiweiss" blog at
7) Florence Forrest's "Windbag and Thunder" blog at

CONGRATULATIONS to all the outstanding artists and crafters who continue to inspire me each and everyday with their wonderful creations and blogs. You are all truly deserving of these awards.


  1. Hi Linda! Thank you so much for the award,this one is easy to give away as there are plenty of blogs that I love!!

  2. Thank you Linda for the award.

    Jill oo

  3. Wow, Linda! Thanks so much for choosing me! It makes me so happy to know that people enjoy my blog. I appreciate, too, that you have stuck with me through my spotty blog posting this summer. Thank you for that. School starts next week and I'll be getting my blogging time back.

    Have a great day!

    I won't post my own award post until after I do my 100th Post Constest, so don't think I forgot!

  4. Thank you so much for nominating me Linda! You totally made my week!

  5. I'm so happy that everyone was pleased with their awards. Each and everyone of the blogs I gave awards to brings a smile to my face and continues to inspire me daily. Thanks, again, everyone for creating such wonderful blogs.


  6. Cherry Menlove2:34 PM

    Thank you so very much for your blog award. You do so much good in blogland and I thank you for thinking of me.


  7. Linda, thank you so much for the blog award. I'm chuffed to bits with it and will post it on my blog today.
    Oh - and by the way... I haven't forgotten your "interview" and will get on to it one of these days. :)

  8. Hi Linda--what a surprise! to get an award from you! thanks so much! I am pleased you like my blog so much--I really enjoy doing it, also.

    I am in a big life transition (long term realtionship is suddenly over) so have not been blogging much--but this award made me realize I need to post more often! so thank you for the encouragement--I will put a link up soon to your award posting...