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Liebster Award - Thank You Karon!!

Hello my dear sweet blogging friends -

At this moment I am sitting on my bed, Hercules is cuddled up next to me, there is a cool breeze blowing through my window and the house is silent. It feels amazing.  So much has been going on and I have some wonderful news I just have to share.

Wow, amazed, excited, happy, stunned, delighted and overjoyed are only a few of the words which describe how honored I am to be have been awarded the Liebster Award by Karon Hughes.  

Karon - I am overflowing with so many feelings with your kindness and thoughtfulness in giving me this award.  Thank you, thank you and thank you!!

I have always loved to create and write and with technology the way it is now I am able to meet so many amazing women from all over the world that I probably never would have crossed paths with otherwise.  There is so much creativity and talent and amazing women with tender hearts in cyber-world and I am so blessed you have chosen to be a part of my blog family.  I treasure your visits to my blog, your comments of encouragement and support.  I absolutely love going to all your blogs where I find so much inspiration and off the charts talent.  I am in AWE of all of you!!

Thanks Karon - I am truly honored.


Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved","Favourite," or "Dearest."  This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers.  The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger.  This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.


Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.  Post the award onto your blog.  Give the award five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers.  Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!


Now this is the challenging part - how do I choose just five?  

Well ladies I am currently working on my final five and will post the names later this evening.  I wish I could give the award to all of you and thanks so much for sharing in my joy and excitement.  Have a great weekend!!!

Hugs and smiles


This has been a challenging but also exciting process - it was so incredibly hard to choose just 5 of you.  With all the said - here are my five choices:

Kim at Tillys Crafts has an amazing blog. I find her work inspiring, her coloring is wonderful and love her motto - "So many crafts, so little time" and of course Tilly her four legged friend is a cutie.  

Alison at Words and Pictures has a wonderful blog - I admire her style, creativity and inspires me to step further out of my comfort zone.

Michaela at Michaela's Blog - her coloring is amazing, love her attention to detail and her style.

Elaine at Ellapu Blog - love her mix of styles and her coloring is wonderful.

Eileen at Love in Envelope Blog - has shown me the beauty and talent of paper quilling.  Her amazing creations have inspired me to jump in and learn this technique.

Ladies - you are all so amazing, talented and creative.  Thank you all for your inspiration and wonderful blogs.  Congratulations to all of you.

I hope everyone will check out their blogs and take a look for yourselves.  It was a really touch choice.  

Many hugs and smiles



  1. Hi, Laine! I've just been catching up with your past few posts and wanted to say just how much I admire your open and honest've had some tough times, but are getting on with life with hope and creativity....well done.
    And I'm so happy to see you receive your award...another well done!

  2. OMG Laine you made me cry but do not worry those are happy tears for once! I am amazed, speechless.... and many more emotions are being brought up to the surface by your kind thought. Thank you, thank you, thank you and well done on getting this award yourself.
    Michaela xx

  3. Laine, you so deserve this and I was glad that I made your day:-) Isn't it just fabulous to pay it forward:-) Hugs and Happy crafting, Karon

    1. Absolutely love making five talented women happy. Thanks again Karon.

  4. Laine, I'm so touched and honoured by your gift of this award... Having just read the sticky post at the top of the page, it's very clear what an extraordinarily strong and warm-hearted person you are - so that the positivity pouring towards you from Karon in your receipt of the award and then onwards to all of us you have selected to receive it is doubly special. Thank you for your generous words, your support, and the award... and congratulations on the award yourself!
    Alison x

  5. Oh gosh! Thank you Laine! I'm so happy to read that you've started quilling! Can't wait to see what you come up with! :))) Have a sweet day!

  6. pleasant reward! and blog is very liked also choices: Eileen :)


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