April 24, 2010

Thanks Robyn!

Some exciting news! Robyn (from Rainbows by Robyn) has given me this Beautiful Blogger Award! Thank you Robyn! You made my day! :)

In order to fulfill the requirements for this award, I must list 10 things about me, so here goes!

1. I've been crafting for a very long time (it's no joke when I say my mom had my crafting at the age of 2), but I'm fairly new to card making. I think I made my first card 3 years ago...

2. My first big stamp project was our wedding a couple of years ago. Our DIY wedding featured handmade everything, but this was my first time to really show off my card making skills. I stamped invites, favors, thank yous, etc. And my wonderful hubby helped every step of the way!

3. I adore trees, branches, leaves, flowers, birds, owls, and neutrals (especially browns and grays), which I think shows quite often in my cards. It seems like I'm a total nature girl, but I am surprisingly not that big into it - no nature walks for me!

4. My work space is teeny tiny. It only measures 5' x 8', but still manages to be the focal point of our home with a giant Ikea bookshelf. And it is completely overflowing, because...

5. I am a hoarder. I only recently started using embellishments because I'm always scared of running out of anything and not being able to replace it. I'm gradually forcing myself to get past this, which explains why I am constantly "finding" new stuff in "my stash."

6. I designed this blog myself! (More info about it can be found here.) I know that there are a couple of flaws, but I haven't had a chance to work on it in a while. When I have the opportunity, I love being creative on the computer too!

7. I got my perfectionist genes from both my mother (her bag line is called Sew Type A for a reason!) and my father. You might not have guessed, but I usually have several outtakes before I post my final DEEsign.

8. I don't really know what to do with the cards I make. The only cards that actually get sent out are the ones that specifically state they are made for someone. The rest of them sit in a bird cage on my desk. Terrible, I know!

9. I'm not actually a DEE... (yes, it's sort of my pen name!) Dee is my married name, but I haven't legally changed it. I use it and love it! And it's great to have a pen name because...

10. I actually have a phobia of the Internet and strangers. This is the main reason why I'm so reserved when it comes to commenting on other blogs. (It's not cause I don't like you, I'm just shy!) And I do truly appreciate how kind everyone is! Starting this blog was a huge step for me, but you all have made it much easier! I still get nervous when I tell about myself though- believe me, this post is one of the hardest I've ever written!

The second part of accepting this award requires me to select 10 Beautiful Blogs that I would like to pass this award on to. It was so hard to decide, but here are 10 of my favorite Pals blogs. (in no particular order!) Enjoy!

1. Regina, The Stampin' Bean, makes absolutely beautiful cards and does some really neat stuff with floss and punches!

2. Margaret is a master at Pals Paper Arts Challenges! You have to check out the awesome cake she made for the Anything but a Card challenge a few weeks ago!

3. Linda at Stampin' Seasons has such a great clean and simple style!

4. Carla's Scraps has a gorgeous blog design and some really awesome tutorials. Check out the links on the right side under Tutorials and Misc. for some neat stuff!

5. Kris at Kween Bee Kreations also has a great CAS style and is a master at blog design using SU!'s My Digital Studio!

6. Kalshelia at Stampin' Fabulousity always has beautiful, bold, and bright cards!

7. I really like the natural look of Liz's blog at DIY Paper Creations. Plus she makes some really cute cards!

8. I am so jealous that Kylie has a live-in photographer! The cards at Kylie's Crafty Corner are so sweet and photographed so beautifully by her husband!

9. Creative Cards by Carrie is another really cute blog with fun girly cards.

10. And last, but certainly not least is my up-line and fearless leader, Mary at Stampin' Pretty. Everything she does is fantastic, she really doesn't need much of an introduction...

Hope you're having a great day! :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Nina! Well thanks for facing your fears and telling us a bit more about you! I guess its right to be cautious but not everyone out there in blogland is scary!I look forward to seeing more of your great DEEsigns!