Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Not One but...Twooooooo Awards. Oh My...

Yep, you're reading correctly. Not one but two awards have been awarded to Heartful Stamping. Wow, wow, wow...what can I say except that I again, am so honored. Thanks so much to my new friend and sister in Blogland, Shirley over at Card Art, Etc. for this great blessing. She has such a special gift in creating and it's very evident in her cards. A very elegant touch. "Mahalo Nui Loa" (as we would say in Hawaii) Shirley.

Now, one of the great things about receiving BOTH awards from Shirley is that BOTH are for 8 people and all of the same rules below apply. Just as given to me, I in turn will award several (although there are many) sisters who have been an inspiration to me, BOTH AWARDS.

This first award is in Portuguese (how cool!!!). Please see below for translation.
This second one well, it explains itself. How beautiful it is.The rules are:
1). Display the award on your site.
2). Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3). Give the award to 8 more people.
4). Notify them of receiving the award.
5). Advise them to pick it up at your site.

Following is the translation of the Portuguese words and the rules for the award:
"This blog award invests and believes in proximity -(creating friendships)!" [meaning, that blogging makes us 'close' -being close through proxy]. These are the other words to be included with the award:

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these awards are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these bloggers!

Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who must choose 8 more and include this written text into the body of their award.

"Award" recipients and sisters that inspires me are: (again, there are many, many, many)
1). Jen from Pieces of Me & Little C's... Of course I couldn't leave Jen out, she has always been there to encourage, inspire, and take those (many) baby steps with me. She still continues to build me up, always showing and displaying the many possibilities. You want a good laugh!?! check out her blog. Better yet, check out her many blogs (lol). She is one of many gifted sisters.

2). Teri from Big Ideas From A Little Girl... Who has also been there (as mentioned before) since my infant stages of stamping. Her creativity and the elegance of her creations, inspires me and many others, daily. She's always giving of herself and her talents. Attend her workshops and you'll see...and don't forget to introduce yourself to Wini. Teri's other half, next to her DH, of course (lol).

3). Joy from A place to be me... If you're looking for great project ideas, encouragement, or just some true inspiration, check out Joy. In my eyes, this sister takes on challenges in creating and makes it look so simple. Her projects OMGosh, are stunning. She has a very special friend, that we all NEED to get to know (lol), which is why she is my next recipient.

4). Enjoli from Stamping Under the Sun...Talk about cute bags...I've been so blessed by Enjoli's creations posted on Joy's blog. Which then, directed me back to hers. She has some very nice and cute stuff. Go on over and check her out. Try and make friends with her because...she sends out some cool RAK's, ask Joy (hee,hee). We all NEED to make Enjoli our "Friend" (lol).

5). Marie from Aloha and Mabuhay!... Oh my, if there is anyone, who's work will inspire me and my love for embellishing, Marie's cards will do it. She puts those embellishments to work. Pop on over to visit her and you will see for yourself.

6). Maria from Stampin Inspirations by Maria & Card Inspired by Maria... Maria probably has tons of these Awards lying around somewhere. Because her work is BEAUTIFUL! Very, very BEAUTIFUL! Before I had my own blog, I would "Stalk" her from Jen's blog. Now, that I have my own, I now "Stalk" her from mine (hee, hee).

7). Michelle from Mushi's Creative Inspirations...is another talented sister with projects. I was so blessed to have had her pop in and introduce herself. When I think of the Portuguese Award, Michelle was right in there.

8). Jean from Stamping Spot Studio...is another sister with such beauty in her cards and scrapbook pages. I admire her work. Check out her blog and you will see why.

Each one of these ladies have something very special. Not only in their creations but most importantly (whether they are from Hawaii or Hawaii at heart), exemplifying the Aloha spirit. It's evident that they deserve to be acknowledged for their gift of creativity. But above all, when it comes to the "Portuguese Award", building friendships, is second nature for these ladies. So please pop in to visit and show them some love. It will come right back to you! Till then...

A L O O O O O O O O O O H A!!!


Shirley said...

You are so welcome, Rina. I love your blog and the colors and creativity you give your projects!

da said...

Thank you soooooo much Rina! You are the sweetest. I am very honored. Hmm....now I have to think about 8 people other than the ones you listed, lol. I think we have similar taste in blog sistahs, hehe. Have a wonderful Thanksgivings too! Aloha!

Michelle Ueligitone said...

Thank you soooooo much Rina! You are the sweetest. I am very honored. Hmm....now I have to think about 8 people other than the ones you listed, lol. I think we have similar taste in blog sistahs, hehe. Have a wonderful Thanksgivings too! Aloha!

Joy said...

thank you so much for thinking of me! this is such a great honor! you are the one who truly are a blessing to me!

Jodi said...

Aloha Rina! You are sooo crafty and creative!! So glad you decided to start a blog.

Enjoli said...

OMG Rina you are sooooo sweet!! =) Thank you so much for these beautiful awards! I am very honored to receive it from you! =) I'm going to send you a RAK. LOL!

Corie said...

congrats on the awards -- Have a wonderful thanksgiving

Marie said...

Plenty Mahalo, Rina! Mahalo also for the shout out. It's an honor to receive these awards from you.