The Middlest Sister is a comic written and illustrated by me, Nicole Belanger Smeltzer. It is based on memories of growing up with four sisters. Each comic is painstakingly cut and pasted from scrap paper and other garbage I find in the junk drawer and recycling bin. You can find my other cut-paper works, illustrations, and paintings over at nicolesmeltzer.com
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Your blog is amazing! Congrats Nicki! Your mom must be so proud! So, at what age did she finally stop buying your family new goldfish to replace the “expired” ones?! ;)
Dear Nicole, c/o The Middlest Sister,
You have made it to my blogroll for your attention to the craft of Storytelling. Thank you for your reflections on the human experience.
As an only child, I grew up jealous of the kind of friendship and activity my friends’ siblings provided. I continue to live vicariously, and the humor of sister stories makes me smile every time I experience it.
I nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award because your blog is one of my favorites to read when I blog-surf! Thanks for sharing your talent! :)
you have a very nice blog! It’s so imaginative and creative (and laborious) and not everyone can do this but you can so keep up the awesome good work of cut out scrap paper!!!!! :)
You’re blog is really interesting ^_^ I mean that in a good way, not the creepy -_- way, so dont worry ^_^ I really like your blog, it’s very very creative. I could NEVER find the time to cut up paper although I would do it
Nicole Belanger Smeltzer you are awesome! lo-oooved ur blog! :)
You are so so SO incredibly talented! Your work is so lovely! I cannot believe I’m just now finding this blog, where has it been all my life??
Hey! I nominated you for the Most Inspirational Blogger award
You deserve it! You can find out more about it here,
Wow, this is the coolest thing I’ve seen all day. Super creative way to tell stories! I love it! *Follow*
Wow! So awesome of your blog! :)
You are so cool! I am so impressed with the patience, creativity and meticulous efforts you put into your beautiful blog.
I am so impressed by your creativity! I discovered your blog from Freshly Pressed and I’m so glad I did. Amazing!
loving your blog. am amazed at the work you put into this. am definately following.
The Middlest Sister is a clever and creative blog…I guess it paid to be in the middle of it all, with all the stories you can now share (or maybe it’s therapeutic). Ever thought of developing a children’s book? Just a thought
All the best and much success to you in the future.
well deserved :)
This is incredible work, you have a real talent! Thank you for sharing it with us!
AWESOOMEE IDEAA !! really inspiring. I should try it sometime. and congrats on being freshly pressed. keep up the wonderful work (Y)
I really love your blog. Funny, clever and so much effort! You deserve all the accolades. I’ve subscribed to you.
This is such a fantastic idea!!! :) Wow! :)
Collage style web comic – what a wonderful mix of genius and cute fun! However, the downside of discovering this blog is that from now on whenever I look at a baked potato, I will immediately think of manatees. Ah well, I’ll just add extra butter and sour cream! :)
This is my first visit here and may I say what a great talent you have!
I’m sending a blog award to you! http://enchantedbybooks.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/blog-awards/
Your creativity is worthy of a blog award!
I just found you today and I’m only sorry it took me so long to get here. I think your cut-outs are amazing and I’m in awe at your talent.
Following you now!
Just found this blog! Awesome! Looks like a tonne of work, keep it up :)
Hello, I nominated your blog for the “Super Sweet Blogger Award”… I just love your blog! Hope you accept it!
Here is the link!
ohhhh love this so much!
As soon as I read the name of your blog I immediately followed. I’m a middle sister as well- atleast before my baby brother came along. Lovely comics by the way- very creative :)
Hey Nicole, I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! :) I think you totally deserve it. You can check it out at http://roshrulez.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/another-feather-in-my-bloggers-cap/ !!
Hiya! Just dropping by to let you know I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. =D
Your blog is so fun and creative, I love it!!!! <3 <3
I discovered The Middlest Sister once when you were Freshly Pressed and I’ve enjoyed and been amazed by your paper art. So talented! I am happy to share the Super Sweet Blogging Award with you. Here are the details: http://agujasblog.com/2012/10/06/super-sweet-blogging-award/.
hi this is to inform you that you have won the bloggie’s award for this month!
you can showcase the award from the badge posted in our sidebar…thankyou!
Hi there, I absolutely love your blog! I have mentioned it in my latest post (http://emmaineuroland.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/a-great-thank-you-one-lovely-blog-award/) as I think you are brilliant. I have no idea how you manage to do that with paper! Hope youre well and I look forward to future posts.
The banner you did for the clown was outstanding. I”ll be following you.
Wow! Love this! Incredibly creative! I’m new to your blog and I’m really looking forward to seeing more! Compliments of LeClown, of course. xoJulia
I just nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Here’s the link to my post if you are interested in re-posting: http://wp.me/p2OcJc-4W
What happened to the FAQ page?
I love your take on things and then the beautiful and creative way you present it, fantasitic, can’t wait to see more
Visiting via JackieP, she was right…
I know it’s already been said, but I would also like to congratulate you on having one of the most unique WP Blogs around.
It’s not really a surprise that you were freshly pressed, your artwork and incorporation of it into your Blog and posts are excellent. :-)
You are so very talented! Amazing work!!! I will send this to my daughter to make her feel better!!
Yay for growing up with 4 sisters! I did too. :) Except I was the youngest …. that is until my little sister decided to make her grand entry when I was 10. Fun blog.
OH MY GOD. YOUR BLOG IS SO AWESOME! I DIED WHEN I SAW THEM ON FRESHLY PRESSED! FORGIVE MY OUTBURST, BUT I FIND THIS SITE REALLY COOL! :D
I just found you today! So excited to have your work in my life now.
Impressive web travel there!