Thursday, February 24, 2011

Little Surprise in my Inbox!

Hi everyone,

I've got some exciting news before I get back to your regularly scheduled content - I won a blog award!  How cool is that? Little old me!  I got a message from fellow stamper Jessie Arellano that she was passing the Stylish Blogger Award to me! 

Thank you so much Jessie - I was super surprised but super honoured as well.  Make sure to visit Jessie's website too - she does some amazing cards and scrap pages.

Part of the way this award works is that after receiving it, I will do the following:

1) Thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog
2) Share 8 things about myself
3) Pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered
4) Leave a comment on their blogs so that they can pass along the recognition!

Sounds good!  So in no particular order, here are 8 things about me:
  1. I am a cat lover! I've always had cats in my life since I was young and let me tell you - a dog just will not cut it!  (They smell funny.)
  2. I actually like winter (please don't throw rotten tomatoes at me for saying that). Seriously, it's fun! Snowmobiling, building forts and snowmen, snowboarding, the crunch of fresh snow under those super cute new boots I got! 
  3. I am a big "home girl" - I don't mind travelling, but not for extended periods.  I simply love my family and hate being away from them. 
  4. One of my favorite foods is my mom's chocolate chip pancakes!  Mmmm - they're even good cold!
  5. I am a Canadian Human Resource Professional (CHRP) and I'm excited to start working more in this field
  6. I do have a full time job (which prevents me from stamping 24-7) but I very much enjoy it because I work with a great bunch of people
  7. I am a fan of dry or sarcastic humour.  My favorite funny blog is David Thorne - you may remember him from Missing Missy or the Piechart one
  8. I am not a good cook. At all.  My "better half" is fantastic though! I'm so thankful to have him and also thankful he can whip up a meal worthy of a Red Seal Chef in no time.
Now here are 8 other people (again, no particular order) that I've been blog-stalking and think they are deserving of a blog award too!  Please do visit them:

  1. Jana Fetch
  2. Tammy Bendel
  3. Nicole Kowalk
  4. Carrie Sampsel
  5. Patricia Thompson
  6. Melannie Diaz
  7. Kelly Rose
  8. Ann Marie
That was great! 

Now bad news is I'm having issues inserting pictures of some cards I've made lately.  It keeps putting them in sideways and won't let me rotate them.  I can't be putting in sideways cards!  Everyone's necks will be sore from staring with their ear on their shoulder!  I will try again later tonight or tomorrow.

Thanks all!


  1. Charlene! Thank you so much for giving me the stylish blogger award! I feel so honored. Reading about you was fun, and I've enjoyed looking at your blog! Kelly

  2. Charlene, thank you so much for giving this award to me! I was kind of having a rotten night, that made it much better. I do believe I've gotten my blog problem fixed and even got a new post posted tonight. Whoo-hoo!! Thanks again!!

  3. Love your blog, Charlene! Thanks for visiting my blog & special thanks for passing on the Stylish Blogger award to me! :)