Thursday, January 22, 2009

That was Quick!

Response to my OWOH giveaway has been enthusiastic...we reached 50 entries last night! So true to my word, I am adding another set of tags to the prize...

A set of heart shaped, lovey dovey tags, perfect for Valentine's or any special gift...You still have to scroll down to yesterday's official OWOH post to enter. We're up to five sets of gift tags and very close to the next level (when I will add some more goodies from my shop), so what are you waiting for? Get down there and post your entry!

On another note, my friend Kathy at Catnip Studio...has bestowed a gift upon me when in fact it should be the opposite that happens. This is one multi-talented lady! Just when I think there's nothing else that she can take on, she reveals a new layer of talent! From gorgeous mosaics to beautiful decoupaged ornaments to breathtaking jewelry to a subject dear to my heart: lovely, perfectly assembled gift tags....everything Kathy lays a hand on turns out impeccable! Go visit her and say hello, please! I don't think you'll regret it (did I mention she's also got a great sense of humor?)....

I copy/pasted this explanation from her blog:

This blog invests in the riches of proximity! (my rough translation). Proximidade, translated from Portuguese to English, means vicinity or neighborhood.

Here's the story behind the award, including some "msn live research" in parentheses:
"This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. (blogging makes us close by proxy; friendly neighborhoods linked around the world)

Blogs that receive this award are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. (effort is made to maintain a quality blog in terms of blog etiquette, response, and audience - just because) *Note to reader: It does not escape my attention that the mere posting of the award is, in itself, a small measure of self-aggrandizement. I never said I was perfect ;-).

Our hope is that when the ribbons of these awards are cut, even more friendships are propagated. (post the award, and grow more friendship by passing it on)

Please give more attention to these writers! (be an active friend of their neighborhoods)

Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Following are my eight blog choices (though there are many more that are also deserving), in no particular order, that consistently embody the spirit of kindness, friendship, neighborhood, and warmth for which this award is given:

1. Out on a Whim Studio
2. A Main Collection
3. Bacon Square Farm
4. Mice with Wings and Other Things
5. Whimsical Creations
6. Heather Knitz Designs
7. Jemjoop
8. My Faerie Window

Please go visit these wonderful bloggers and say "Howdy"! You'll enjoy your visits, I'm sure...

Until Next Time,


Lori said...

thanks for the award Steph:) that is really sweet...i LOVE your new tags, they are just lovely...the graphic on them is adorable!!!

Jennifer said...

Aw, Steph!!! Thank you SO very much for this award! I am honored!
LOVING the new tags and YAY for hubby's R&R!!!

Jemjoop said...

Thank you, Steph! What an honor. Your blog inspired me to start blogging and this is a really special award to get from you.