Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I have to thank Marsha (gcstampingirl) and Kelly (gingham girl, aka schirmcat) for nominating me for the Stylish Blogger Award. You ladies are too kind! As they say at the Academy Awards, it's an honor just to be nominated!

First of all, as a recipient of this prestigious award, it is now my job to tell you eight things about myself. Hmmm. This could be tough, but I'll give it a try!

1.) I love the Lord, my God, and I'm a freak about His Word.

2.) I have an awesome husband who brings me tulips and Starbucks for no other reason than "You looked like you needed to be reminded that spring will come." Isn't that sweet? He's a keeper.

3.) I have three wonderful sons, Luke (20), John (17), and Samuel (7). They are my heritage from the Lord (Psalm 127) and I'm so blessed.

4.) My favorite season is Autumn and my favorite food is a perfectly autumnal Golden Delicious apple. My favorite place to eat one? Michigan!

5.) The hobbies of my girlhood are still my hobbies today...paper crafting, needle art, gardening, and reading.

6.) I aspire to be a published novelist one day.

7.) I'm a little bit country. My favorite way to waste a day is by visiting junk shops and farmer's markets with my Mom and sisters while drinking coffee and eating at diners and cafes along the way. I love old barns and farm houses, and would love to live in one some day.

8.) I'm a little bit rock and roll. I love music, especially if it's loud. I briefly dated the room mate of Weezer's bass player in college, a fact which elevated me in coolness status with my boys. I worked in a record store back in those days...think Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink, and you've got a good picture. ha ha!

There you have it!

Now, I also get to nominate eight bloggers for this same honor. Here's my list:

Jen at Old Maid New! (You may not know this, but Jen is my sister and a professional crafter!)

Beth at Thread Candy Studio! (Beth is my dear friend from St. Louis, and a famous artist in the stamping world . She was the designer behind Amuse's Saltbox Studio! These days, she's making magic with her needle art.)

And here are some awesome paper crafters that I admire!

Jenna Barber at

Trish G:

Mary R:



Late Blossom:

Today I made a card that's a little bit rock and roll. It's a Valentine for my husband, who often sings "Wild thing, you make my heart sing, you make everything groovy, wild thing!" to me.

{recipe: Mon Ami (SU), Mini Mates (SU), crumb cake cardstock, basic black ink and cardstock, cherry cobbler ink and card stock, Tim Holtz Texture Fade, Dymo label maker}

Thanks for visiting the cafe today! You rock!


  1. Thanks so much, Maryrose! I'm honored to be listed on your blog with such talented ladies. And your card is fabulous! That is one challenge that has me stumped, but you ROCKED it!

  2. WOW! Thanks so much for the honour of being listed! I'm thrilled!!!!!
    Your list of info is great, its nice to get to know you a bit!
    Have a fabulous day.

  3. In keeping with the rock-n-roll theme I'll quote the King, "Thank-you...thank-you very much."

  4. What a cute card. I love the colors. Beautiful brick wall background. I like the sponged edges and the fun sentiment!

  5. Fantastic card! Love the textured fade BG...I saw it on another card you made and had to buy it!! Thanks for telling a little more about you...I love to read you blog and hope that you get a novel published too :0).

  6. WOW!! I am just seeing this now!! Thank you so much!!~