Thursday, March 3, 2011


OH MY, OH MY!!! I feel so honored to have been awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by TWO fellow Stampin' Up! Demos!  This makes me feel so good because I get ALL my inspiration from my fellow demos.  They help me out so much when I have questions about projects or how to make this hobby a business.  To have been acknowledged by two of them in the same week is a dream for me.  THANK YOU Carrie,, and Elaine,!!! 

This is especially encouraging for me since I just started my blog last month after agonizing for a YEAR on creating one.  I finally took the plunge and look forward to the challenge of keeping it inspirational for my fellow demos and potential customers! 

I hope you come back and visit me often.  I may not be the most creative person in the world, but I'm a really good CASEr (CASE means to Copy and Share Everything).  At least come back to see what I've CASEd...LOL!

When you receive this award you are to:
1) thank the person who gave this award and link it back to their blog
2) share 8 things about yourself
3) pass this award to 8 other individuals that you have recently discovered
4) leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

So, here are 8 things about me:

1)  I have been married to Kevin since August 2006.
2)  We are starting a dry cleaning business sometime this month, which according to Kevin, will be our retirement plan (I certainly hope it works out; I've got LOTS of stampin' to do...LOL!
3) We have no kids (more Stampin' money for me...LOL!)
4) I can speak spanish and french...I'm not fluent in either, but I would be able to get around town just fine.
5) I lived in Paris for two years and graduated from the American School of Paris (high school).
6) I lived in Cote d'Ivoire (West Africa) for three years after high school.
7) I currently work for the Federal Government (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).
8) I currently live in Silver Spring, MD.

I am passing this award to:

1) Monica Gale,
2) Jennifer Picard,
3) Nancy Riley,
4) Cherie Franklin,
5) Dawn Griffith,
6) Angie Juda Kennedy,
7) Jill Hilliard,
8) Lynn Pratt,


  1. Cathy, thank you so very much for the wonderful award! I'm truly flattered that you thought of me as a recipient! I loved reading these interesting tidbits about you!

  2. Whoo Hoo! Congratulations, Cathy!!!

  3. I love your blog Cathy! Congratulations. I'm now following you. Check mine out when you have a chance. Sandy

  4. Congratulations on your award. Your blog richly deserves it as you are a wonderful stamp artist. It was interesting learning about your life - what an interesting one. Thanks for blessing my day. :)