Ally, over at Rubber Rambles, and Debbie Olson at Thinking Inking both "tagged" me. I need to list my 5 favorite blogs. Oh dear, I'm not a fan of picking favorites (reminds me of never getting to sit with the cool kids in high school!!), but here goes (in no particular order) . . . Ally's Rubber Rambles (not because she tagged me), but because she is funny, and has lots of cool cards and she's not afraid to say "what else does this card need?" Her down to earth attitude speaks to me! I've gotten to know Ally through emails and she is a lovely person. Plus, I love her British witticisms! (Do all Americans secretly regret that we didn't keep the British accent oh those many years ago?? LOL) Debbie's Thinking Inking (not because she tagged me), but because each of her designs is beautiful, precise, and full of rich detail and color. I've gotten to know Debbie a bit also and she's sweet as can be! If you read my blog, you know that when I grow up, I want to be Debbie! Allison's Stampin When I Can -- whenever I post a comment on a blog, Allison has already done so! Her beautiful smile lights up her blog and every comment! That girl is everywhere!! What a big heart. She is an amazingly prolific blog reader and manages to pull together all the blog candy and tutorials into one place. And her cards, kind of hidden among the posts about everyone else's blog, rock! Mary's It's All About the Journey -- There's something about Mary! Check out her new blog banner and her very chi-chi picture!! Her kindness, adorable cards, and sweet disposition just shine through. Mary and I are also friends now. If I don't post for a while, Mary writes to check in on me. Is she a keeper or what? Julie's Paper Trufflez -- I know, so obvious a choice as to be almost uncool! However, although I love Julie's cards, that's not what sends me to her blog. Julie always has some interesting ideas to share -- a peak into the mind of a professional artist, the stamping industry, etc. Her thoughts are true blog candy! Julie is very generous with her time and encouragement. I know, I'm the proud owner of a "Julie card." Ellen's Simple Dreams -- she's one elegant stamper and I learn something every time she posts. If it weren't for Ellen's store, my pocketbook wouldn't have met Arturo Cards and pearls! Plus, Ellen has a huge heart. She's all about relationships. Love her! Yes, I know that's 6 -- so sue me! ************* I haven't posted much this week, despite the arrival in my mail box of new goodies just about every day. I received the autism set Love You to Pieces from Gina K. It's so cute. I love it, but it is still sitting in the box, untrimmed. I haven't been able to stamp. You know how it is. Sometimes the muse just runs away. My day job is on my mind. Lot's of stuff going on, none horrible, but just stressful. This is our busiest time of year -- from February through June 30th. As the work piles on, and interoffice politics happens, I can't help but bring it home with me. Sometimes, literally, as I need to spend extra hours just getting thet work done. Sometimes, figuratively, as I sit and think or worry. It seeps into my stamper cell brains and robs me of the energy to create. Enough!!! I've promised myself that this weekend stamping takes a priority.