Thursday, January 13, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

The other day I was bestowed an awesome bloggin' award from the fabulous Nance Lempinen-Leedy. I KNOW, I was pretty excited, too. Nance is not only one of the most amazingly, talented stampers out there but she is super-sweet, too. Her positive energy is absolutely over-flowing! Thanks so much Nance, you made my day! 

The rules of this award are simple:

1. Thank the person who gave it to you and link to their blog (done) 
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Share the award with 8 other "Stylish Bloggers" and share the bloggin' love.

Hmmmm, so 8 things about me, huh? Here goes...

1. We have over 20 clocks in our house, yet I'm always running about 5 minutes late.   
2. I am completely addicted to Reese's Peanut Butter ANYTHING! My favorites are the holiday themed Reese's, like the pumpkins, trees, Easter eggs, snowmen...ugh, I'm hungry just thinking about them!
3. I love NBA basketball, especially my beloved Spurs. As a native New Yorker, I will always root for the Knicks, though. Maybe one day they will have a come-back...maybe?? ;)
4. I have naturally curly hair, but I straighten it every day. 
5. I love to swim, but only in a pool. Swimming in fresh water kind of creeps me out, especially the ocean. I was knocked under by a wave once, while on vacation in Florida. I don't think I have ever recovered from the experience. 
6. I am a huge fan of The Dave Matthews Band...HUGE! I have seen them in concert too many times to count and have been lucky enough to meet them twice. My friend Melanie is probably the only person who comes to mind that is a bigger fan. I had to give her the shout-out or she would probably come after me. :)
7. My favorite drink at Starbucks is a *grande,soy,white chocolate mocha, no whip cream, extra hot, with one pump of sugar-free hazelnut syrup*...yup, I'm one of those people you get stuck behind in line, haha!  
8. The strangest pet I have ever had was an iguana. Well, technically it was my husband's iguana, while we were dating/engaged but, I took care of him alot while Dave was deployed. That lizard was a mean little bugger, I don't miss him. 

Now, 8 fabulous bloggers to share this award with: 

(If you have already received the award, please enjoy it all over again!)
1. Ruth from Stamp Off, Eh! 
2. Hannah from Sparkly Pink Star
3. Amy from Stamp-N-Paradise
4. Gina from Makings and Musings
5. Andrea from Ink Paper Princess
6. Kim from Stamping for LIFE! 
7. Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Craft Room
8. ...and (the notorious) TEE from Green Isles Crafts

Stop by and check out the amazing work of these Stylish Bloggers. You will be inspired by their creativity, I know I am! :)

Thanks for visiting today! 
Be happy, 


  1. Anne Marie,

    Congrats on your blogger award! You so deserve it.

  2. Wow!! Thanks for including me in the blogger award!!

  3. You know that you totally deserve this right? Your creations have tons of style and they are wickedly cool on top of that! Congrats to you!!!

    Had to laugh... I'm notorious now? Bwahwahahahaha! *shuckle* I left you a note after one of your comments on my blog.... I've been calling you Annie in my head and you probably hate that, huh?

  4. Loved learning a little more about you Anne! We have a lot in common! I love DMB too! Annnnd I was a huge swimmer in high school and college but refuse to go in the ocean or lake if at all possible! Something about the unknown - not to mention seaweed rashes - yuck! TFS and congrats!


  5. Congrats and so deserving, your cards are gorgeous and creative!!!! Love the little facts about you, I have curly hair as well and use to straighten but with the constant wind here, I now let go curly. Great job!!!!

  6. woot woot....congrats on this fabby award!

    hahha.... I'm loving these tidbits about you... I, too, have naturally wavy hair but I get a Japanese Straightening Perm once a year....expensive but totally worth it! and eeeeeeek....bowing to you regarding your hubby's iguana...even tho I love all animals... that one needs to be far, far away in order for it to be in my "love" list. :o)

  7. I think the most fabulous thing about you is that I read you are from San Antonio...which is where I am living too!! At least for the next 2 years until the Marine Corps moves us again.
    Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself!

  8. Anne Marie,
    thanks so much for stopping by. I’m proud to be Queen of the Scraps in my group, but I really know they’re thinking “what the heck does she keep that trash for?” lol

    PS: I think Nance is super too. She's my very own Up Line!

  9. Congrats on your award. It's so fun to read about you. I'm the same about swimming in the ocean - keep worrying if fishes will nibble my toes.

  10. Girl you are stylish in everyway, not just the bloggy world! I love that you are so tuned in to style and it makes me smile..ohh check me out I'm rhyming now. Ha! I saw peanut butter reeses hearts at the gas station and thought of you <3

  11. How fun! Congratulations on your award, well deserved as your cards and blog have some serious style! Everything you create is just delish! I'm so sorry to hear of your rouge wave/water experience here in Florida! I wish I could give you a guided tour and "do over" - most days the beaches here are at a standstill and the kids are there with boogie boards in hands! Hugs!

  12. Congrats, Anne Marie. Those Awards are really fun and an honor- you really deserve it. I´m always enjoy to be on your blog !

  13. Thank you so much for my award Anne Marie. I will do my proper response in Feb as I have been a good blogger and scheduled posts for this month already! I will put my response with the 3D item I made with your gift. XXX

  14. Congrats on your award! You deserve it. It was so fun to get to know you better!

  15. Oh my gosh, Anne Marie! It is YOU who are so sweet, kind and positive. Your attitude and humour inspire me with every stop to your blog!! Love seeing what comes out of your craft room too!! You are one stylish blogger indeed. Thank you for all the blog love! Big {{hugs}}!

  16. Very deserving of this award! I love visiting your blog! Thanks for giving me a shout out on your blog!

  17. So you won't go in the Gulf when you come to visit? You would love Honeymoon Island. Also, I am going to treat myself to your Starbucks favorite drink. We may have had it at one time when I was visiting. Yummy!
    So proud of you and your accomplishments. Love you.

  18. Congrats on your award.... it was fun to find out more about you! I already knew you were a fellow DMB fan!

  19. I love reading these things, learning more about my online friends. I have lived with an iguana too!

  20. You are so stylish, indeed! Loved the interesting facts!

  21. Congratulations.....if 'Stylish' includes 'generous with comments on others' blogs I can certify that you qualify in spades!!


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Anne Marie