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Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Hello, my wonderful family and friends!  I hope all's well!  As for me, I'm still feeling a bit under the weather but I'm working towards feeling better while trying not to let how I feel keep me totally down.

In the meantime, I just couldn't wait any longer to share this with you!!!  I am so fortunate coming here to great friends such as yourselves!  I know I am Blessed having you, and I'm  feeling particularly honored that my friend, Bobby (aka the "Cricut Dude"), thought enough of me to take time to create/design for me my very own blog award and to surprise me with it!!!  How wonderful is that?!!!  Hugs, Bobby!!!  You have definitely made me feel special -- and Blessed!!!

Let me -- very excitedly and proudly -- introduce to you my "You Truly Bless Me" blog award:

Isn't it wonderful?!!!  Bobby, thank you so very much for this!!!  It has truly made me feel inexplicably happy!!!

As this is mine to do with as I please, I have decided I don't want to apply the same rules we usually see attached to passing on awards.  Because this award is special to me, I want it to be special not just in a recipient receiving it... but how it's received and who receives it!!!  And I want it to be fun!!!

I would especially love to see this award passed on to bloggers who need a lift, some encouragement,  who need to know they too truly do bless us in special ways, and deserve this award.

So, over the next several days, I'll be thinking on the rules for how I hope this award will be passed on to others, and also who will be the very first to receive this beautiful and special award!  I hope you'll all be around to congratulate the recipients (if it's not you... lol!!!) -- I'll let you know when!!!

Again, thank you Bobby!!!

Well, I'm back off to bed again.  Writing this post was enough to let me know I'm not quite ready yet... lol!!!  If I can later, I will probably get up to do some visiting; checking in to see all the wonderful creations you're doing!!!   Sorry, I can't do any better or be any faster getting to you right now.
Thanks for stopping by to share my joy of this wonderful gift.  Hugs, and...

I'll be seeing you!


Charlotte said...

Congratulations to you on your new blog award!! That talented Bobby did you right!! WOW! It is fabulous.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh so sad to hear you are still not 100%. Make sure you rest and take care.
I am not surprised you have your own special award. You really are the queen of awards!
Hugs sweetie

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Love it! Guess what? I will be in Chicago next week!!!!! Danny is playing there so we will be there!!!! Hope I get to see you!!!!

QueenPam said...

I am praying for you!

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Audrey, It was just the right thing to do. We all love our followers, but you put everyone on a totally different level. It only seemed right that you started your own award. Can't wait to see the rest and hope you get to feeling better. HUGS!

flowerdisco said...

audrey, sorry you are under the weather. wishing you a fast recovery.
the blog award screams "Audrey".
you are a dear friend. hugs!

"Um Buggin" said...

Audrey, this is truly a blessing, and having you as a friend is another. Blessing comes in all shapes and forms. Feel better soon my friend!

Hugz, xx


Treva said...

Congrats and how special to be blessed with such an honor. Audrey, please take care and feel better soon.

Georgiana said...

Our crafty friends always seem to know what we need and when, huh?

Take Care,
Carson's Creations

Love That Bug said...

Aww Audrey,
I am so sorry to hear that you are under the weather. Make sure you take it easy and I hope you feel better real soon.
I love your award. We are also blessed for having you :)
Hugs, Stacy

Peggy T. said...

Audrey, hope you're up and about soon. Have missed you. Congrats on your award. Bobby is such a great guy.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Isn't that wonderful! Bobby and Jill are wonderful people and gunuinely love others... just liek you do my friend.

Jean said...

Congrats on the award Audrey, you deserve it. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I knew you were an awesome awesome talented lady, loved by so many and I just couldn't be any happier for you my friend... hugs from ukiah

Pam said...

First I am so sorry you're not feeling well, I am at this moment saying a prayer for you. This is going to be a very special award. Perhaps you could figure a way some others could use it to share with someone other than actually having to receive it in order to pass it. Sometimes a person needs to be told they are a blessing to someone else, I love your new award. I am excited to see what you will do with it. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Hope you feel better soon Audrey. Wow...how sweet of Bobby. You deserve it. :)

Curt in Carmel said...

This is really cool! I too created a blog award of my own using one of my photos of a butterfly. But haven't thought about it in a couple of years. This is very sweet that you are going to do this. Best, Curt

Rhonda Emery said...

audrey I do hope you get to feeling better. This award is so sweet of bobby. you deserve it sweet lady. hugs

Mary said...

Audrey this is truly beautiful. What a great job they did designing this award. I just received my RAK today and I LOVE the stickers. Here's something to cheer you up, my 7 year old GS was composing a letter on the computer and printed this out: Dear Santa do you know Jesus I take CCD classes with my mom. I made my christmas list. Love, mattie. Hum, I wonder what he was thinking lol. Get some rest. hugs, Mary

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...


I hope you are feeling better now!!!

How awesome is it that someone created you a blog award for you? I am so happy for you, you deserve it!

I can hardly wait to see what you come up with for the award...I know you will think of something very clever!

Take care of yourself!


Ladybug said...

OMG, Audrey, that is just toooo precious! And that Bobby is something special, himself, eh? :-)

I LOVE the concept behind this award.

Take care, my friend. Hope this was the "pick-me-up" you needed to get feelin' better sooner!! :-)

Rhonda Emery said...

hi audrey hope is all doing well . I just wanted to let you know that i am on a new design team called cuttin up with class and if you hop over and become a follower you get a free cut file and can read about the challenges on tues. Also I am giving away a my memories digital software if interested just leave a comment under the post. hugs

myapyapooh said...

Congrats on Your award. It a lovely award! Thanks for sharing.

- - Sheryl - - said...

Sorry you are not feeling well. Today I finally got to stop by blogs and post a comment and chat or two. I have so many blogs... to visit!

lovemypaper said...

Very cute awarwd you have there,you are very bless hope you feel better soon.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Just wanted to stop by and say I am praying for you my friend.. I hope things are going better for you, I have a feeling they aren't, because you haven't been around for a long long time... You are in my prayers.. hugs from ukiah

Raina said...

Hi Audrey,

Bobby did an excellent job on your award. I totally agree with the premise to be to uplift and encourage bloggers. I know that I love to do this to bloggers with a few followers and encourage them to go out in the blog world and visit new blog sisters and brothers. Kudos to you for thinking of it!!


The Archiving Angel said...

Hello Ms. Audrey!
Congrats!!! You are so deserving of this and you too are a blessing to all of us who have the pleasure of having found you.
You're wonderful attitude & caring spirit leap off your blog. Then you throw in the fantastic crafts and inspiration you share with us and we have ourselves a grand slam.
I enjoy all you share & thank you from the bottom of my heart for being my blog friend.

Lisa said...

WOW what a wonderful honor, it came out beautiful. Great job Bobby and Congratulations to you Audrey ;) I hope you feel better very soon.

Mary said...

Audrey I hope all is well and that you are feeling a little more rested. God bless my cyber friend. Oh and congrats on your award!!

Beebeebabs said...

Hi Audrey - thanks for stopping by - long time no see - hope all is well with you!!!