Sunday, November 14, 2010

Papercraft Star Update and some blog awards

     Today marks the beginning of a brand new term at Papercraft Star Challenge Blog.  Our Design team has undergone a makeover, and we have some new team members and a few new titles.  Regan, Liz, and I are back for round two and we have been given Senior Designer monikers.  Pretty cool title huh!  But . . . I'm just one of the cogs in the wheel.  We're a team and we have some new cogs. :)
     Our new DT members are :
Kim Duran - Paper Loves Glue 

     We also have two new Auxiliary DT members:
Cecilia Stephens - Trade Fish Designs
Jen Cuthbertson - I'm Crafty

     I'm sure they'd love it if you'd check out their official announcement post at Papercraft Star here, and leave them some love and a warm welcome.
     Now on to some bloggie awards!

I'm soooooooo very behind on dealing with this award from my sweet friend Kirsty.  She gave it to me at the end of September.  YIKES!  I do appreciate both awards you sent me so very much Kirsty!

I know that not everyone likes to mess with these blog awards so I want you to know from the get go that you won't hurt my feelings if you don't want to fool with this.  I just want to pass along the encouragement. :)

To accept this award I have to:
*reveal 7 truths about myself
*select 7 blogs that I would like to share the award with

Here are my truths:
1.  I spend way too much money on crafting supplies.
2.  I'm my toughest critic on my work, but I do see some improvement and growth over the past year. (Thank goodness!)
3.  Between crafting and reading, I tend to neglect my poor house shamefully.
4.  I need to be challenged.
5.  I've learned not to be such a follower.  I've got tons of crafty stuff that I bought just because "everybody" else was and I don't even really like it.  Although I often feel that I'm out of the loop because I don't jump on the fad of the moment, I've found I'm happier sticking to products, techniques, etc. that really interest ME.
6.  I don't make internet friends for personal gain.  I've seen others do this and I can't stand it.  If I've become a fairly regular commenter on someones blog or have started a friendship, it's because I like your work, you, or both.  I'm not looking for anything from you.
7.  I LOVE to encourage others!  I try my best to be honest and truthful in all my commenting.  Sometimes that's hard when I'm dragging and the old mind isn't wanting to concentrate so I can really look at your work.  If I'm really tired, I'll wait til the next day or so to comment so it can really be from my heart.

Picking just 7 people to pass this along to is really hard.  Kirsty already passed this along to my friends Steph and Ira, and they would definitely be on my list too.  Here are 7 more Versatile Bloggers!

Kirsty also sent me this bloggie award (more recently LOL).  I get to choose 6 people to share this one with.

Kristina - Kristina's World
Silvia - CraftySil

     I've got some truly awesome bloggie friends.  Not just the ones on these lists either.  Every comment made on my posts is treasured and appreciated.  You guys are the best!
     It's the beginning of a new week and I hope it's a great one for you!


  1. Awww.. sniff, sniff! You made me all teary-eyed!! I just your honesty and integrity!!
    ps. This is also the 2nd such type I've received and I think I will be stealing your idea of multi-posting them and the disclaimer!! Hugs ~

  2. Awe congrats Tracy on your awards ! No wonder we hit it off so well when we met , not only because we are almost neighbors but your truths are the same ones I would have to say about myself hehehe ! Its just so great to know that we are not alone and that someone in this world understands why we do what we do ! I only wish that I could have more confidence in my own work ! Its so hard !! Once again congrats Tracy ! You have always been one the sweetest people that I have met threw crafting ! Keep up the good work and know that you are loved by many !!!

  3. Tracy, I just loved reading your truths! The one about being a follower really struck me as I've been doing a lot of soul searching after a few bad purchases lately. Time for a craft supply overhaul! :) I'm really looking forward to crafting with you at Papercraft Star!!

  4. First of all...CONGRATULATIONS Tracy!! On your new title of Senior Designer!! I'm VERY excited for you! You definitely deserve it and we all know it has NOTHING to do with AGE! Secondly...congratulations on your Versatile Blogger Award! I loved reading your 7 Truths! Thank you for sharing! As I was reading who you were awarding the 7 to...I was thrilled to see Robyn's name! She is also well deserving of such an award! As I continued reading I was deeply touched that you honored me with a Blog Buddies Award! Thank you so much, my friend! I truly appreciate you! :o)

  5. Thank you Tracy for my Blog buddie Award (LOL! on the disclaimer)...I have to say, I totally agree on 1, 2,5 & 6 ~ with 6 being the one I strongly agree with. I'm so, so, glad I met you and I'm very happy to be a part of your blogging world of are truly very encouraging and most of all a really wonderful and thoughtful friend.

  6. Congrats on your senior designer role! Thank you too for the blog award! It is very much appreciated!


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