Thursday, October 21, 2010

Minis, Minis, Who's Got the Minis????



Happy Thursday to all of you Maggie Lovers!!! I hope you are having a most delightful week! I have been exceptionally tired but the oncologist just informed me that the reason is that the chemo and radiation have totally played havoc with my Vitamin D and Calcium levels...so it's megadoses of both for the next 12 weeks!! Gosh, does this never end?? lolol

Prior to now, the darling Mini Magnolias have only been available at certain European markets, shows, and special events. But Diana at Magnolia-licious has just received word that she will be the sole distributor of the Mini Maggies in all of North America. She reports that she will soon have a vast selection of the stamps which will include the new Christmas Collection as well. There will also be a number of accessory stamps which are sized just for the minis. A shipment is on the way and will appear in the Magnolia-licious shop as soon as they are in stock. The price will be $6.99 each and Diana is looking forward to the Miniature World of Magnolia!

I have been collecting the minis for quite a while and Diana asked if I would showcase some of mine for you so that you can see how useable they will be for smaller cards, favors, tags, gift card folders, embellishments and many other things. I made 3 much smaller cards than I usually make...these are 3 1/2" X 5". So you will perhaps need smaller embellishments and ribbon for these little babes! I also used some of the ovals as toppers for favors...aren't they precious?

The following picture will give you an idea of how the minis compare to a regular sized stamp. Diana wanted me to share with you what size of Nesties would be appropriate for the minis but they vary in size just as much as the regular stamps. So you will need to size them for yourself and with as much margin as you personally prefer.



I have also stamped some of my collection and have placed a ruler at the side to give you an idea of the sizes of the various mini Maggies. I sometimes use a matching mini Maggie for the inside of my card with the regular size stamp on the outside. These little cuties will just give you alot more options for cards, gift tags, etc. than just the regular size of Maggies.



I hope you have gleaned some ideas for your minis as soon as they are in your hands...and it won't be long now!!! Please let me know what you think about my little babes. Thank you very much for dropping by and if I can give you any additional information about these "new in North America" darlings, please just drop me an email. Until real soon, I send wee Maggie hugs!!

60 comments:

iluvmybugs said...

Jacque these minis are just too cute!!! So happy to hear they will be available here!! TFS

Hope you feel better real soon!!!
Hugs,
Terry

Rhonda Miller said...

These are soo cute. TFS.

Rufus said...

Oh my, looks like you've corner the market on Mini Maggies! They are so cute. Hope that the mega doses of Vitamin D and Calcium have you perked back up in no time. Although I can't say that it's affected your crafting, everything is gorgeous as always!
R/

cabio's craft corner said...

Pretty display of the minis Jacque. These are super cute creations. Thanks so much for sharing these cute minis :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

ursula Uphof said...

Wow what a lovely display. These minis are really cute. Hope you get to be feeling a lot better soon, with the extra vitamins. Take care and warm wishes,
Ursula

hellerlittle said...

oh Jaquie... so sweet these are...
Hope i will get some of the Sweeties at the end of the Month at a Show here in Germany *fingercrossed
Your Works looks beautiful !!!
cu hellerlittle

Rach said...

stunning, these are soo cute, hope that you are feeling a lot better soon.. and that the vitamins works quickly.xx

Maria Therese said...

Oh these are so cute!! I have not seen any store anywhere that had these..

Sorry to hear that your not feeling well and I hope the vitamin bombs will make you feel better!!

Jolita said...

Hi Jacque,

hope you feel much better very quickly taking the vitamins!

Awww, they are soooo cute, the minimaggies!

Hugs, Jolita

Only By His Grace said...

What little cuties these are. Thank you for showing your lovely collection.

I hope the vitamins will have you better in no time.
Hugs Marion (Maz)

Moni said...

Waw as always fab project, love the mini Tildas, they are so cute. Hugs,moni

theCook said...

I hadn't heard about those minis... I think it's a great thing as I love to have room on my cards for other things than just the stamp...

jules said...

wow so cute they are!! hope you feel better soon!

Frea said...

Goodmorning Jacque, the mini's are absolutely adorable. You have you many!! I bought one on an auction site by accident en love it. I hope your vitamines do their work and you feel better soon.
Love, Frea

jamiegee said...

My mind is swimming with the possibilities!

Jane said...

Gorgeous hun! I love my minis and hope to get some more at the NEC, love them for tags and inside cards! hugs, Janexxx

Kat said...

I love them, they're so cute. I live in Scotland so I'm not sure where I can buy them online in the UK!

Kat x

Kim said...

Good Morning Jacque!!
These are so cute!! Can't wait to get my hands on some of these babies!!Hope the Vitamin D and Calcium help you to feel better. Thanks so much for taking the time to shre these with us.
Hugs,
Kim

Suzanne said...

These look gorgeous, Jacque. Hope your vitamin levels pick up soon xx

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya hun
what an cuties these minis
it looks so great op top of the cakes
good luck with the vitamins and calcium dosis
hugs angelique

Teresa said...

Hi Jacque! very nice mini! What beautiful work! I really like as they have been! a hug!

Jessie said...

They are so cute!

Celeste said...

Oh wow these are absoutely adorable... I sure hope you start feeling better... Huggs...

Sue said...

Good afternoon Jacque,thanks for letting us know about the minis,boy do you have a lot.
Hope you start to pick up soon love,as they say keep taking the tablets.
Big hugs Sue x

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

wow... those are interesting news!
how nice of you to share the info.
the minis are adorable, fabulous collection
hugs
claudia

Rainmac said...

Wow, your gifts look amazing, I love the mini Tildas and what a lovely idea to match them and have big Tilda on the outside and mini on the inside xxx

Donna said...

Jacque, these are so adorable! Love your collection. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge and ideas for the minis. Hope your energy level returns soon. I continue to hold you in my thoughts and prayers! Have a great day!

Jeanette said...

I am super excited! I love the mini Maggies because of all the different ways they can be used! You have certainly showcased them so beautifully! Thanks for sharing this great news and now, I must remain patient! I LOVE your collection of minis!
Happy that they are working on making you feel better sweetie. You are a real trooper! Big Hugs Jeanette

Auntie Em said...

Adorable little cards and favour boxes! The little minis are so sweet!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

MarieL said...

Wow, Jacque, what a gorgeous collection, makes one jealous. I love the minis but I think I have only two. What great news, can't wait to see them.
Terrific job showcasing them...

Maria said...

Woohoo, I just can't wait! These minis are so versatile and I love how you created the favour boxes with them. I also appreciate you giving us a peek at your collection and showing the difference in size with the ruler.
Hope the vitamins kick in soon so you're feeling more energetic. You're a real fighter and great role model. Big Hugs, Maria

Cor* said...

First of all............hang in there....you are a strong woman & if all you need is VitD, calcium and REST..........then you can do it!! Look how far you've come. Secondly, Thanks for the super inspiration and the fab news about MINI-MAGS..........you are kidding me!!! That is sooooooooooooo wonderful!!! I can't wait. Love your creations. Simply sweet! Take Care.

Violets Corner said...

They are gorgeous!

Hope you'll soon feel better!

Hugs
Maarit

Christina C. said...

Thank you for the new perspective you have given us on using the minis. I only used mine once! Leave it to a brilliant designer to show us the way!!!!
So sorry to read that you haven't been feeling well. The mega doses should help.
Love and hugs to you!

Doodles said...

Hi Honey sorry i haven't been popping in recently not been in the best of health and trying to get my christmas cards made when i have had the engery to do them must not grumble could be a lot worse.

Sending you the biggest cuddle xxx and hoping you feel better soon and that this journey is ended so you can enjoy life fully again keep your chin up dearheart you are an inspiration x Your cards as always are breathtaking x
lots of Love
Sharon xx

BrennenB said...

Those little boxes are just too cute! TFS

shelly said...

I love the little boxes too, great for little gifts! I hope you're feeling much better soon!!!
hugs,
Shell

Risa said...

Hello Jacque,
Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, I'm looking forward to these mini Magnolia's and can't wait to purchase a few.
I'm sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well at the moment and I pray that you start to feel better soon!
hugs
Risa:)

Tanya said...

Oh these are sweet!

Linda said...

Hi Jacque - just found your blog through the Yahoo group! Boy, your creations are out of this world! Can't wait to get my hands on those mini Maggies - they are just too cute for words! Praying for you - Aloha, Linda

Renkata said...

The minis are just so cute and amazing. Great inspiration .
Thanks Jacque

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Jacque,I love the images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Kras said...

Jacque,
these minis are just too cute

Lori said...

I love anything mini... these are adorable! !! Perseverance will pay off with your health - NEVER give up!!! Lifting up strength courage and a strong determination to overcome... God hears and answers our prayers: )
Lots of love - Lori

Tonje said...

These are so cute. I didn't even know there were such a thing as mini Maggies until you "told" me.... wow!

Liddy said...

These are adorable and I can think of heaps of ways to use them.... of course I can only dream of being being as creative as you, love your work.
Good luck with the energy levels, I find crafting really helps so good luck.

Debby said...

These are sooo sweet!Thanks for sharing.Hope you'll feel better soon and get your strenght back.

Barb Hardeman said...

You have showcased them so beautifully!

Suzan L said...

Jacque, your cards and treat boxes are so darling especially with those adorable minis on them!! Oh, they are going to be so much fun to play with!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Teresa said...

Hello, I've just become a follower of your beautiful blog and I have to say I love these Minis, they do look fab! Teresa xx

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Oh those little cuties are just darling! Can't wait to get my hands on those.
Thanks for sharing & sure hope you feel better soon!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Kimberly S said...

How absolutely adorable! :)

Chris said...

Jacque,

I am so sorry you aren't feeling well. Hopefully, the doc will get you back on track. ((hugs))

Those minis are adorable. I had no idea there were so many of the regular sized ones available as minis, too!

I love what you created! They are just perfect for this time of the year.

XO,
Chris

Diana Crick said...

Hi Jacque,
Thanks for the posting about the minis. We are beyond excited about bringing the minis to the USA and Canada. Eventually we will be stocking well over 100 different minis with minis being available when each new Collection is announced. I can't wait to see what everyone creates using them. It will be a whole new world.
hugs, Diana

Penni said...

Lucky you have all these mini Maggies. I haven't got any, but hope to get some soon.

Hugs
Penni
X

jude said...

Wow these are jusr so cute and adorable hun.....noe on my wish list.Hope you feel better soon just keep popping all those vitamins and eating the fruit!
have great weekend hugs judex

Kathy Gerace said...

I can hardly wait to get my hands on some of these! There were 2 in the Fall kit and they are so cute. Glad they are inexpensive as I know I need most of them!
Huggeroonies,
Kathy Gerace

Teri said...

Oh Holy Cow!!! How adorable are these???!!!!! I love little things so these are going to be high on my list!!!!! Wonderful little creations!!
Hugs,
Teri

xGemmax said...

These mini's are adorable and your creations are absolutely stunning!
Hope you feel better very soon....fingers crossed the vitamins wont take long to get into your system!
hugs and xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love the photo in this post. You make these little cuties seem ultra sweet with your display! Hope you are feeling better now. Warmest wishes, Lesley