Welcome to my coffee shop in the cyber neighborhood!

Yes, I’ve been gone a while…a long while. I’ve had some other physical and subsequent mental issues. I don’t really want to talk about them. It enhances the stress and potential depression. I read an article that explains the MIA from blogging probably better than I could.

Isolation: When Our Disease Makes Us Withdraw

So whether it’s starting over or
just continuing like I was never gone…

Welcome to my coffee shop in Cyber Space
Try the pumpkin spice scones!

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Friday, April 25, 2008


I've received this most honorable Arteypico Award from:
Darlene at http://darlenedesigns.blogspot.com/

I got an award. How cool is that? The honor was bestowed upon me by Darlene, whose Creative Team I’m on and whose design work you’ve seen a lot of at The Chronicles of Nani!

Now for the formalities of the recognition. If I fail in my duties then a runner up will have to take my place and that’s very scandalous, so I don’t want to let anyone down!

The rules state that in order to keep this award, I must nominate 5 friends’ blogs as well. Not easy to decide! But I do have a few that I subscribe to because I make a point of reading them whenever they post something new! Since The Frenzied Feline is informative articles but not memes and such and since I already listed it as a favorite the last time I won’t repeat it, except to say that I do think it’s an all-star blog! I’m also not nominating Kristine, WenchdGrafix, because Darlene already did! I did want to publicly mention those two blogs, because they deserve the award from me as well!

If you were nominated, here are the rules for you to pass it on.

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4) 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. http://arteypico.blogspot.com/
Make sure you visit the link above. There are crafts of all kinds shown; you are bound to come away inspired!

5) Show these rules.

My 5 Winners:
Vicki - Bubbles Babbles
A fun journal to read, great layouts to see and she really is “Queen of the QP!”

Dutch - Dutch’s Digs
I fell in love with Dutch’s blog when we were both blogging on Yahoo. We moved to different “neighborhoods,” but I still like to keep in touch!

Sherrie - RC Mama Designs
Sherrie was the first designer who welcomed me on her Creative Team. I’ve been a regular to her blog for a long time!

Veelana - Veelana’s Vastly Varicolored Vortex
A friendly blog that really invites readers to take part in the blog! Great scrapbooking layouts and kits and a fantastic promotional idea I’ll be borrowing soon!

Anna -
My Secret Garden
AneczkaW Challenger Hunter
A great designer at SAS and SFS. I can’t miss her Secret Challenge at SFS! It’s fantastic!


I guess this award is my “sorta” Friday By Request, since it does ask for a specific posting and for me to act on instructions, but I’d really LOVE a Request for next week! Please check out the post with instructions for FBR and consider sending me a challenge! We get to have some fun as the challenger and challenged and if you have a blog, I’ll include a link back to you! According to my new stat-collector, I’m getting over 100 hits a day and they stay for an average of 2.3 minutes, so a lot of those over 100 people are not just stopping by for the scrapbook freebies, I’d venture to guess that it would invite some people into your cyber-coffee shop, store or living room too!

Mutual Admiration Society?

I also want to take a minute to refer the Chronicles of Nani regulars and passers by to a great blog I discovered...well, Sally discovered me!

Winged Heart Ohio
is, obviously, another blogger from the great state I call home and a fellow scrapper and designer! Sally’s has some great stuff to see and read, including the fact that, according to the Nani rules for birthdays, she is in the last weekend f her Birthday Festival for this year! Stop by Winged Heart Ohio and see her great designs and layouts, read about her fun day last Friday and wish her a Happy Birthday before her festival is over!!

And now, my gift to the scrappers out there! If you don’t scrap, I do still have some black forest cake left from yesterday - the cherries keep it moist, even a day later! :)

In Only Seven Days Part 5-

(sorry, link is expired)


Kristine said...

Thanks so much Nani for nominating me!! I am so behind in my email and blog trolling...:P....hope you have a great weekend!!! :D

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

AneczkaW said...

Thanks so much Nani for nominating me!! Have a great weekend !