Monday, June 22, 2009

A Scrapling and Blog Awards

I know I am late posting all my Secret Sister challenges. We had a challenge a week and I did them as we went but they have all been in various stages of complete until last week. This was the one that I had the most trouble with. I haven't done a scrapling before and whole I was familiar with the term, I wasn't quite sure what constituted a scrapling. I looked at tons of examples on SCS and they all looked different. I came to the conclusion that a scrapling is a small something that uses scraps! I saw book marks and cards of differing sizes. This is my version! It is actually a long, skinny card that can also be used as a bookmark if desired. I used all scraps from my scrap boxes. The white squares are 1x1 and I used CTMH's Holiday Jubilee set and picked out the 4th of July related stamps. Inks are also CTMH.

My designing D.I.V.A.S. sis and friend Sue has awarded me with the honest scrap award. I met Sue through a blogging group and have enjoyed her friendship so much. 
There are a couple of requirements for accepting the Honest Scrap Award and they are as follows:

1. I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link and
2. I must list 10 honest things about myself .

Umm, I will try to come up with 10 things, but I  will probably have to come back later and add some more.

1. I am very much a homebody. I love going places and traveling but after about four days I am ready to be home.
2.  I am pretty much a loner. When I was a little kid and people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would often tell them I wanted to be a hermit.
3. After 5 back surgeries, including three failed fusions, I deal with a lot of chronic pain issues on a daily basis.
4. I will absolutely lie to anyone that asks me how I am feeling. I will almost always lie and say I 'm great or fine! Isn't that a great thing to admit on an honest award! It brings people down when they realize that the pain is there every day and that it affects everything you doit depresses them. My husband knows and a very few friends know sometimes but I have been dealing with this most of my life and hide it fairly well or become a hermit until I can.
5. I am afraid of ticks. Spiders and snakes and all those things are okay, I mean I don't want to see them unexpectedly, but the idea of ticks gives me the heebie jeebies.
6. I am a very clumsy person which earned me the nickname Grace when I was a child.
7. I have a very dry, sarcastic, slightly warped sense of humor.
8. When I get excited, I am like a little kid. Kip and I went to Disneyland a couple of years ago, and I was like a 6 year old.
9. I am very shy.
10. It bothers me that I am so shy. At times it does prevent me from doing things that I would enjoy. I am working on it. Going to  the classes I have been taking in Indiana alone has been a huge step.

Michelle from Inky Scraps passed along this to me. I have only recently discovered her blog and have enjoyed seeing her creations and getting to know her a little better.
The rules to this award are:

1.Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted you the award, and include his or her blog link

2.Pass the award to 8 other blogs that you have newly discovered
Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know you have been chosen for this award

I will come back and add my blogs a little later. Gotta run!


Pat (mspfd) said...

Gina, I have never heard of scraplings, but your description sound right to me! I do know and love "inchies", the one inch squares you used to decorate your card.... love them and think your patriotic inchies look fabulous. Super neat card!

Congratulations, on your awards!

MiamiKel said...

Aw, you are the sweetest!!! I stopped by your blog to visit and I found me! :) What a joy you are and you have completely made my day - I'm all smiles! Thank you so much !I will organize my blog and pass on this beautiful blessing - thank you so much!!

Scrapping Julie said...

congrats on your award miss gina.
cute little scrapling too. hope to see you soon.

Leslie said...

I've never made a scrapling before, but need to try! Yours is very cute!

susanwilliamsrn said...

this is very cute gina! congrats on the award and thank you for passing it to me! :-)

Heidi said...

great card for the 4th!

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

Your scrapling is super cute! Congrats on your awards - you truly deserve them!

Barb said...

Congratulations on all of the awards! And your scrapling is really cute :)

Eve said...

These little scraplings are so stinkin cute! OMG something else I need to go and make!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

You did great on the scrapling. I had a hard time with it too.

Jackie said...

This is fab! wonderful work & tfs!!!

Stephanie said...

Love the scrapling, Gina. And, so glad you didn't grow up to be a 'hermit' - you're too sweet :)

Martha said...

just wonderful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

congrats on the awards Gina!! You so deserve them. I enjoyed your honest comments. I like to be home too and am sort of on the shy side. Hope you are having a good day!

Scrubbysue said...

I love the scrapling you did and I appreciate your honesty gina. I'm so sorry you have to deal with pain. I too have neck and upper back problems due to a car accident back in 2003. I completely understand about the depression that comes with it as well. *hugs* I'm glad we have our friendship to help us change our focus KWIM? I love too that your finding your way out of your shyness. It takes time, but, it WILL happen. I'll pray for you for that. Congrats on your award as well!