Thursday, May 8, 2008

An AWARD and info on this month's GIFTAWAY!

Arte y pico award!

Awarded to me by Margo, the infamous ROBOLADY ! The rules for this award are: You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.
  1. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
  2. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award itself.
  3. The award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico’ blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
There are so very many deserving blogs out there! I really appreciate being chosen by Margo!And now I'm faced with the same wonderful, though difficult task she had. In no particular order, here are the ones I've finally chosen:
  • Karen, the Graphics Fairy - She unselfishly searches for and finds wonderful vintage clipart for others to use in our scrapbooks, cards, mixed media and other arts.
  • Analise, Sugar, Sugar - For encouraging and inviting others to participate in various projects of sharing and imagination
  • Becky, Beyond the Picket Fence - A trash-to-treasure enthusiast, she openly shares her projects and continues to push herself to be more creative
  • Karla, Karla's Cottage - A lover of vintage items, her blog is chock full of interesting photographs; she has a wonderful way of grouping her finds and collections
  • Karin, Creative Chaos - Her blog is on the "favorites" list of many, and deservingly so. She has found a way to incorporate her humor, her creativity and love for her family into a very entertaining read

This month's giftaway has a little twist to it - in order to participate, you must either be a mom, have a mom, know a mom, or be related to a mom! Okay, so there's no twist to it at all, but I had to do something to acknowledge Moms everywhere! After all, I am a Mom, my daughter is a Mom, my daughter-in-law is a Mom, all my friends have Moms and this is the month for Mother's Day! So, included in this month's giftaway is: This sweet little vintage apron that looks like it could have been made from an old linen handkerchief! Whenever I see an apron, mental images of my great-grandma using her apron to wipe the faces of my brother, cousins and myself come to mind.

You'll also get this olde mini-pitcher that I recently picked up at an estate sale. My collection of vintage buttons has grown to gluttony - so, guess what it will have inside? Yep - the winner will get some cool olde buttons, along with some of my handmade tags and, of course, a surprise or two. Or three. And, to qualify, all you need to do is leave a comment!

I switched around a couple little items for last month's winner, Hammertime. She's a busy mom of four with daughters in pageants. She isn't really into collecting or handmades so I substituted a couple of things I thought would be more for her liking. She should have received her package yesterday, so here's what she received:

A little ceramic box with a black faux pearl necklace and bracelet, a handmade necklace (not made by me) and some delicious handmade soaps that I get from Susan . I have her soaps in my shops and they are wonderful ! I thought a busy mom would need pampering and I sent her these two soaps, plus this one for the kids: What self-respecting child would not want to bathe him/herself in monkey farts? LOL! It actually smells fruity, like something a monkey would eat. My thinking was that, if she had less arguing about bath time for the kids, she would have more time for herself.

Remember, just leave a comment to qualify for this month's giftaway!


leesiebella said...

HI Sher!

Thanks so much for your kind words and thinking of me!!


Janet Fish said...

Monkey Farts. LOL That's cute.

Congrats on your award! said...

Oh my gosh, love that soap!! How cute is that??

thanks so much for the kind words, i appreciate it.

Karen said...

Hi Sher,
Thanks so much for the lovely award and for your sweet words about my blog!
Karen (The Graphics Fairy)

Anonymous said...

Monkey fart smell would probably appeal to my grandson, but I find it rather "unusual" Donna from MI

Karin@creativechaos said...

Hi Sher!! Thanks so much for the award and all you super sweet words! You made my day!!:) Karin

Janet C. Fish said...

If you're missing Sher as much as I am, I wanted to let you know that she's alive and kicking and well and will return! LOL I just talked to her on the phone today.


Robolady said...

Glad you passed it on. I'll be checking out those sites real soon.
Love the monkey farts soap. Great idea.

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

OMG! Love the Monkey farts LOL, so funny.
Really like the vintage apron.

Hugs :)