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 http://ewenmeprintables.blogspot.com/. 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
http://www.themagicbean.typepad.com/
2) Laurie Blau-Marshall's "Living Out Loud" blog at
http://loudlife-laurieblaumarshall.blogspot.com/
3) Connie McBride Johnson's "ClothMatters" blog at
http://clothmatters2.blogspot.com/
4) Regina Rioux Gonzalez's "Monster Crochet" blog at
http://monstercrochet.blogspot.com/
5) Rivkah Mizrahi's "Doll Maker's Muse" blog at
http://dollmakersmuse.blogspot.com/
6) Serena Smith's "Embroidery Treasures blog at
http://www.embtreasures.com/blog.htm
7) Aurora Fox's "Foxy Art Studio' blog at
http://foxyartstudio.blogspot.com/

The second Brillante Weblog award given to me was from Denise Bailey (aka Neenee) of The Krazy Kraft Lady blog at http://thekrazykraftlady.blogspot.com/ . 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
http://artmixter.blogspot.com/
2) Sherri Nordgren's "Symple Tymes" blog at
http://sympletymes.blogspot.com/
3) Sylvia's Pieces From My Scrapbag" blog at
http://finnleah.blogspot.com/
4) Melissa Haworth's "Under Construction" blog at
http://www.underconstructionblog.typepad.com/
5) Cherry Menlove's "Tales From Pixie Wood" blog at
http://www.talesfrompixiewood.typepad.com/weblog/
6) Pat Sloan's "Pat Sloan's Place" blog at
http://www.patsloan.typepad.com/
7) Pat Winter's "Pat Winter Gatherings" blog at
http://www.gatherings100.blogspot.com/

The third Brillante Weblog award given to me was from Katherine Ann Johnson Lees (aka KAT)of Designs By Kat blog at http://designsbykat.blogspot.com/ . 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
ttp://www.dawn10211.blogspot.com/
2) Doreen Frost's "Vermont Harvest Folk Art" blog at
http://www.vermontharvest.blogspot.com/
3) Romona King's "Northbrook Designs" blog at
http://northbrookdesigns.blogspot.com/
4) Lisa Thoms "Q.D. Patooties" blog at
http://qdpatooties.blogspot.com/
5) Corry's "Dutch Blue" blog at
http://dutch-blue.blogspot.com/
6) Tina's "teeweewonders" blog at
http://www.teeweewonders.blogspot.com/
7) Debra Schoch's "Hop Hop Jingle Boo" blog at
http://www.hophopjingleboo.blogspot.com/



I was given the "I Love Your Blog" award by another wonderful friend of mine Rosalie Olguin of My Country Cottage blog at http://www.mycountrycottage-raggedydollys.blogspot.com/. 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
http://pinkinkandjello.blogspot.com/
2) Arlee Barr's Albedo Designs Blog at
http://arleebarr.squarespace.com/designjournal/
3) Jill McDowell's "Bittersweet" blog at
http://bittersweetsoap.typepad.com/
4) Ruth Welter's "Artful Creations By Ruth Welter" blog at
http://www.artful-creations.blogspot.com/
5) Kerry Seymour's "Attic Rose Creations" blog at
http://atticrosecreations-kerry.blogspot.com/
6) Sue Bleiweiss's "Threads by Sue Bleiweiss" blog at
http://suebleiweiss.typepad.com/
7) Florence Forrest's "Windbag and Thunder" blog at
http://windbagandthunder.blogspot.com/

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.