Tuesday, July 12

Playing Catch Up, AWARDS for Blends, and more DIVA introductions

Heya to all of my lovely Blends!

I am so sorry that I have been a bit invisible lately.  Life grabbed a hold of me for the last several days.  I played catch up with work that was desperately needed in my massive yard (weeds, flowers, more weeds, more flowers), housework (which never ends, right?), and my kids spent 3 days in their little kiddy pool...best $13.00 I ever spent!  LOL!  That required a lot of time changing wet clothes to dry clothes, extra baths, and getting all the sunscreen washed off.  I really haven't been feeling the greatest lately either.  I keep having these stupid tired spells.  The only way to keep my mind off of laying down all day was to stay outside in the sun.  We got a lot accomplished and I am happy for that.  The yard is just about finished and we will be ready to start preparing for McKenzie's Sweet 16 Birthday Bash.  But I was really missing all of my lovely followers and friends.  I needed to catch up on Challenges, Blog Posts, CSDivas' duties and responsibilities, and getting a LOT of thank you messages sent out.

First, I want to say thank you to all of you who had a chance to stop by for our first ever CSDivas Divalicious Christmas in July Blog Hop on Saturday.  It was a pleasure to read all of the lovely comments!  If you didn't get your project in, there is still a bit of time left.  Be sure to stop by the blog and enter your project before 7:00 p.m. EST tonight!

Secondly, did you get the chance to meet all of the Divas Design Team?  If not, the Diva DT Introductions are all posted at the site and each DT has posted a bio to tell you a bit more about themselves and the Theme/Group they will be in charge of at the Mansion.  Make sure you stop over and get to know the Wonderful Design Team: Yolie, Vanessa, Luisa, Sandy, Pam, Jessica (that's me LOL), and AleciaStephanie will be posting her bio tomorrow, so be sure to watch for that as well.  You will definitely want to become a follower and stay tuned for some AWESOME tutorials, tips, challenges, prizes, and more.

Finally, I received a lot of Awards and want to get the proper thank you(s) sent to my wonderful Blends for thinking of me.  I am very honored that I have had the chance to get to know you all and to be a follower of your blogs in return.  It is delightful to read and share ideas.

Thank you goes to the following Blends for honoring me with the Best Friend Blogger Award, A Thing of Beauty Award, The Versatile Blog Award, and the Stinkin' Cute Blog Award:
Here are the rules for the BFB Award:
1.Post this award on your blog and a link back to the person who gave it to you.  
Thanks Robin and Lisa
2.Pass along to those you visit and those who leave comments on your blog regularly.
I am passing this BFB Award to the following Blends:
(if you recently received this same award, you don't have to pass this around again...I just wanted to be sure you got it back as you are a BFB to me!!!)
Thanks Robin
Here are the rules for the BFB Award:
1.List 5 things about yourself (one must be about crafting)
     1.  I usually only get my crafting done when the family is at rest
     2.  I was super surprised when I awoke after being very ill a few months ago, to a wonderful new craft table and area that my honey and dd set up for me while I was sleeping away the sickness :O)
     3.  I started Scrapbooking in High School (construction paper and newspaper articles)
     4.  I have always been addicted to paper. . . don't ask LOL
     5.  I love newly sharpened pencils and brand new markers

2.Pass the award to 5 other blogs.
I am passing A Thing of Beauty Award to the following Blends:
(if you recently received this same award, you don't have to pass this around again...I just wanted to be sure you knew that I appreciate the Style of Your Blogs!!!)
Here are the rules for the Versatile Blog Award:
1.Thank the person who sent it to you.  
Thanks Robin

2.Tell 7 things about yourself.
            1.  My Zodiac symbol is Pisces 
            2.  My Chinese Zodiac symbol is the Snake
            3.  I love to compile Zodiac Birth Charts
            4.  I am a Dreamer
            5.  I love the water, but fear it
            6.  I find it hard to make decisions, but love making them
            7.  I am in love with a Pisces

3.Send it to 5 fellow versatile bloggers. 
I am passing the Versatile Blog Award to the following Blends: 
(if you recently received this same award, you don't have to pass this around again...I just wanted you to know I recognize the versatility you share by posting, completing challenges, offering prizes and so much more at Your Blogs!!!)
I want to say Thanks Terri and Lisa for this adorable award!!!

I also want to pass this Stinkin' Cute Blog Award to the following Blends:
(in alphabetical order)
That pretty much sums up all the things I really needed to catch up on for now.  I will hopefully have more creations to share with all of you wonderful Blends later today.  Until then, Ta Ta for now  :O)


  1. 2 Awards! Thank You Jessica. Nice to have you back!

  2. Thanks, Jessica!! You are such a sweetheart!! :)

    Hope you figure out what's making you tired...

    hugs & blessings...
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

  3. Wow Jessica! thanks a lot... Am soo honored and thankful!
    Will work on it next week when I comeback from CTMH Convention.

  4. Lolxxxx your comment did make me smile however look at you all these wonderful blogger awards, just shows you that even if you have to hit the weeds and miss the blogging people still love ya

    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Oh wow Thank you so much for the award.... This is such a honor.... I will post it on my blog soon. Congratulations on your awards they are soooo well deserved.

  6. congrats on all the awards and thank you so much for thinking of me. hugs

  7. I hope you are feeling better, Jessica. CONGRATULATIONS on your awards and THANK YOU so much for thinking of me!! I will add this to my blog with pride :D


  8. Glad to see you back. I understand about " life".
    It's been keeping me busy too. Lol

  9. OMG.. Jessica... the BFB Award?? That is just SO amazingly sweet of you to think of me for this. I truly am honored that you thought of me for this award. Thank you so much sweetie!! I am going to go post it right now. Thank you so much!! Hugs, Terri of Two Pink Peas

  10. You are too too sweet! Thank you for the blend award!! :)


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