Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award

I am so honored to be chosen for this by three wonderful ladies.  Therese for Therese's Treasures, Christine Altmiller from One Kiss Creations and Tanya from A Work in Progress all nominated me for this lovely award and it really means a lot to me.  Thank you so much Ladies!  <3 

When you receive this award, there are a few rules:
1. Post a link to the person who awarded you 
2. Share 7 well-thought out random things about yourself
3. Award to 10 other deserving bloggers and let them know

So here goes........


1.  I have been clean since 2000.  Yep I was a drug addict for several years when I lived on the West Coast.  Heroin was my poison.   I miss it still!  Staying strong however!

2.  I am a veteran.  I served as a Combat MP in the U.S Army.  I escorted nuclear weapons and Prisoner's of War, I was not a Base MP.  This is the closest that a woman could get to combat at that time.  

3.  I am allergic to coconut!  And it stinks, because I love the smell of it.  It has to taste yummy!

4.  I have 5 tattoos!  I think I want to add one more before I am finished lol.  This time around I think I want a bonsai tree on my left shoulder blade.  Because despite the storms and wind I am still growing on the cliff.

5.  I am a cancer survivor.  I had ovarian and uterine cancer.  I have been cancer free for 15 months!  Yay!

6.  My nickname growing up was Bonehead.  I was really really stubborn!  Still am!  Ha!

7.  I collect Enesco Jack in the Boxes.  I love love them!  I only have 3 atm, because they are a bit hard to find and I spend most of my money on beads lol.  

Now these are the people that I would like to award:



Fabric of My Life  by Shelley Turner!  Man oh man this Lady is a Hoot!  I love reading and see what she is up to next!  While she is new to blogging,  she will keep you entertained!

La Bella Joya by Marcie Abney.  Her work is the reason why I started this journey.  She is very creative and sweet and it is a joy to read about what inspires her to create her pieces.

Knot Just Macrame by Sheri Stokey.  I have not known Sherri very long, but I have enjoyed getting to know her through here and on facebook.  Plus her work is Ah-Maz-Ing!

Dragon Bracelet by Sherri

Sharyl's Jewelry and Reflections by Sharyl McMillen-Nelson.  Sharyl has such a sweet spirit!  And her jewelry is beautiful!  I also love her Macro Photography!

Off the Beaded Path by Kelly Dale.  Kelly pretty much taught me how to beadweave using her youtube channel.  She is also a Southern Lady and is full of grace and sunshine!

Mad Designs by Marcia DeCoster.  I love Right Angle Weave and No One Does it better than the RAW Goddess.  I cannot wait until her new book comes out!

Operation Tackle That Bead Stash by several lovely and talented women.  This is a blog based off of a Facebook Group that is made up mostly of beadweavers.  For lots and lots of eye candy this is the place to be!

Releases by Rufydoof by Karyn Healey-White.  This is the brain behind The Beading Babes!  Not only that but her work is wonderful!  While I do not know her that well, I check her blog often for updates!

Tree Wings Studio by Rebekah Payne.  I just love her work,  it amazes me what she can coax out of Polymer Clay.  Not to mention her Design skills and her Photography is awesome as well!

Backyard Beads by Doreen Willey.  I was lucky enough to take an e-course with this lovely and talented lady.  She does not post much anymore.  I miss her!

I did not want to nominate anyone that nominated me but the 3 that did are 3 of my favorite bloggers and artists as well.  I highly recommend that you check them out!  Thanks for visiting!

Peace and <3


  1. You're an inspiration, Marla! In more ways than one. Hats off to you!

  2. Hi Marla,
    Wow, You told me about the cancer, but not the others. You are a brave and strong woman and I am so glad to have you as a friend. Thank you for the kind words. Your top 10 are fantastic and all deserving of the award.

  3. Holy smokes ... that is fantastic hearing more about you! Rock on! Congrats on the award a it is seriously well deserved (by 3 other bloggers no less - that's what I call nominated by your peers my friend). Happy dance is in order :D

  4. It's a good way to know each others =)

  5. Marla, I admired you in the months since we met through our blogs for your beading skills. But now I deeply admire you as a person for your strength and for your courage and for your honesty. That you are so positive and joyful is a real testament to your heart and soul.
    And I look forward to checking out your list of 10 people after a good night's sleep.
    You were triply awarded...well earned with talent like yours :-D WOO HOO!!!

  6. Great blog but i cant find any about me....Let me know.Thanks Love and hugs Tanya

    1. I am not sure what you mean Tanya..... Thanks for visiting!

  7. Hey Marla, got your note. I go to this little shop in the garment district in NY to find a lot of my beads/gems. I looked for them online, but they don't have a site. And I tried looking for African Opal online, but I guess they are hard to find! If you like I can pick some up for you and ship? Would be happy to do that for you. Just let me know

  8. Thanks so much, Marla! I appreciate being on your list and enjoy your blog immensely too! This choosing 10 was a difficult task! Like you, I tried to avoid ones who had already received the award, but goofed a couple of time. But oh, well! All in the spirit of fun and kindness and spreading the word about good blogs! Thanks for being a pal! --Sharyl

  9. Marla, think I left a comment a day or so ago, but I'd rather make sure I'd say "thank you" twice than not at all! I'm honored to be included in your list of blogs! You've got some on your list I need to acquaint myself with too, so that will be fun!

    I enjoyed reading about you. Thanks for sharing!

    I added a comment to my own blog entry about this. Hope you will stop by to see it! Sorry I hadn't seen this before writing my entry!

    Best wishes always! --Sharyl

  10. Marla, congrats on your award and thanks for sharing some seriously deep stuff!! I am also a uterine cancer survivor and just hit my 1 year mark this week!! I will check out all of your suggested blogs...I love finding new bloggers (and artists) to connect with!

  11. Here it is April 19, 2013 and I am just commenting. I KNOW I read this before so how did I miss you giving me an award?! Well, heck its never too late right (say NO Marla, cause I JUST am wishing you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! ) Love you!
    ~ Shelley

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