Friday, January 6, 2012

I have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award

On December 30,. 2011, I was  awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by Genevieve Valdes here
What a wonderful tribute from a very talented designer and what a wonderful way to end the year.
Thank you very much.  Take a moment to check out the blog of this very creative individual.
This is the second time I have been given this award.  Previously it had been awarded by Wendy Hawkinson but I have not had the time to respond.  Thank you Wendy as well.

There are some requirements that I must fulfill having accepted this award.  Firstly, I must share 7 things about myself and secondly, pass this award onto 15 other bloggers.

Seven Things About Myself:
1.  I am a retired College Teacher.  For 35 years I taught Nursing, Ambulance Attendants, & Massage Therapists both in the classroom and in various hospitals.
2.  My 3 children - 1 girl and 2 boys - are now grown.  When they were very little I divorced my husband and raised these 3 by myself - a daunting task one I wouldn't recommend for anyone unless it was absolutely necessary.
3.  It wasn't until 5 years into my retirement that I started making cards.  I had no idea I had a creative bone in my body!  Nor had I ever "blogged":  Didn't even know what a blog was.  I hadn't been on the computer much either as they were just being installed into our offices just prior to my leaving.  Which makes this award such a pleasant surprise!
4.  I live in southern Ontario, Canada - have lived in this part of the country ever since emigrating from Holland at the age of 6.  Those early days in Canada were pretty tough.  I was even kicked out of school because I couldn't speak English!
5.  Hobbies include:  gardening (am known as the plant lady in my neighbourhood), reading (volunteer at the local library), walking (when I can which I can't right know due to a post surgical foot and pending knee replacement) and of course, anything to do with paper crafting. I have plant sales every spring.
6.  For 5 years I have sold my cards etc at local Farmer's markets and craft shows and am doing very well.  Here I am known as "the card lady"
7.  I have 3 grandchildren (human) and 3 grand puppies - one of whom is blind.  To them I am Grandma V

Now, to pass the award onto 15 blogs.  There are so many wonderful blogs out there it was hard to narrow it down to 15.  Here they are.

1.  http//

Please visit these wonderful sites.


Debbie Martin said...

Thanks so much Maria for the award! You are always an inspiration to me. Thanks so much.

Patrice H said...

Wow! Thanks Maria (Big Smile) You are extremely talented and deserve this award that is for sure! Here is to a very happy New Year for us all!

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