Saturday, July 28, 2012

Meeting Awesome Bloggers Plus One

So I love to check out blogs.  It is part of my routine every morning once I get online.  I also consider it my happy place when I am in a bad mood.  So all I have to say is 'Thank God for these women and their creativity.'
In no particular order I got to meet some of my favorite bloggers.  I had to also break out of my shyness and actually approach them and hope I wasn't bothering them too much.  Tee hee.  They were very nice and let me gush about how much I loved visiting their blogs and how creative  I thought they were.  
This first picture is Christie Daugherty from the blog Stamp Shack Lady. This is a great blog about her stamp projects and her family.  Definitely makes the reader feel like you know Christie. 

This second picture is of Create with Connie and Mary!  I not only love their shared blog, but their separate blogs too- Connie Babbert from Constantly Stamping and Mary Brown from Stamper Camper.  They have awesome tutorials and blog challenges. 

I am sure many of you out there recognize Mary Fish from Stampin Pretty.  She was with some fun friends in the Make n' Take line.  Don't you just love her shirt too.  She gave that to all her Stampin Pretty group members.  Can I be an honorary member??? 

I'm not going to say I have favorites, but Erica Cerwin from Pinkbuckaroo is definitely in my top 3 favorite blogs.  She has such creative and dynamic projects that I just love to check out.  I also love the left margin on her blog of all the blogs she follows.  Makes it easy for me to check out who has blogged recently and who hasn't.  So easy to blog surf from her site!  By the way if you love her beautiful paper flower you are noticing her Artisan Award Identifier.  That is just how creative she is!  Amazing! 

This is Mindy Bing from Bada Bing! Papercrafting!  She was so sweet and look... my size too!  Tee hee.  She was an Artisan finalist and I still can't believe she didn't get it.  I love her projects!  I also love her profile picture so funny and silly and I appreciate that type of stuff.  My sister Nicole was jealous she didn't get to meet Mindy.   Teehee.

Yes that is Dawn Olchefske from DOstamping with Dawn.  She was so sweet when my sister and approached her and asked for a picture.  And she knows about photography.  She had us get in just the right light so we would get a great picture.  Thanks Dawn!
And here is another Dawn from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.  I love her blog, especially her Sunday posts.  Very inspiring and uplifting.  She was one of the first Stampin Up blogs I visited and still a favorite. 

And no trip is complete without meeting Shelli Gardner!  I even touched her shoulder and told her how much fun I was having at my first convention.  She was such an awesome speaker and stamp demonstrator.  Can't wait to see her again next year!  Yes I will be going back and if you want to go too become a member of my team- the kit is only $99 dollars and completely whatever you want to get.  I have an awesome supportive up line and we get together often to support one another. 
And just in case you haven't already here is Shelli's blog...

Tee Hee Andrea


  1. I enjoyed meeting you both! I hope you had a great convention experience. See you next year!

  2. thanks for the shout out. the picture looks just great and i'm so glad to have met the two of you. hugs, m

  3. I was thrilled to meet you both and now will also be a blog follower of YOU! Thanks for the very sweet words as well. You've made my day!! :-)

  4. I'm so honored to on your blog! And flattered! What a treasure it is to meet women like you. I'm SO GLAD you stopped to chat with me. Can't wait to meet again!