Monday, November 29, 2010

A Victorian Christmas at Wild Orchid Crafts


A very happy Monday to everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and will have a delightful week!

Today at the Wild Orchid Challenge the theme is Victorian or Old-Fashioned Christmas. You don’t have to use Wild Orchid Crafts products to enter, but if you do that would be wonderful. You can combine our challenge with any other challenges of your choice and as long as you follow the theme for this challenge and you link back to Wild Orchid Challenge blog you will qualify to be in the draw for the fab prize. NO back linking, new projects/cards only please. As always you will find a marvelous prize from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Shown above, you can see that I made a card and decorated a matching box for a little gift for a special friend!



For the card, I used bazzill for the base and all matting and the DP is Noel Holly by Bo Bunny! All background panels are machine stitched. The images are reproductions of Victorian postcards from Lunagirls (I think). I used a mesh and satin ribbon for the vertical adding a Hunter Organza bow and a rose button. The floral treatment is 20mm Open Roses, 5mm Closed Rosebuds, 8mm Semi-Open Roses, and Aster Daisies all from Wild Orchid Crafts. The flowers are placed on a gold fern and gold glittered leaves. All of the flowers are Stickled with Champagne Stickles. To finish the front I added a German scrap Merry Christmas and a gold Victorian fan to the bottom corner.



For the inside of the card I used the same ribbons and added a Prima Say It In Pearls and Lace Swirl and added a gold Victorian shoe at the jotting spot.



Since the gift box is bigger than the card, I used the same materials and flowers and made the treatment larger. Around the outside of the top of the box I used 1.5" Burgundy Pleated Satin for the base and topped it with a unique gold trim which is more visible in the picture below. On the corners, I added cream tassels held with pearl buttons.



I hope you like my little creation and will let me know what you think of it. Please join us for some fun and a wonderful prize over at Wild Orchid Challenge.

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you will come by often! I always appreciate your sweet comments. Have a wonderful week and big hugs til we meet again!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!


I hope you notice that Sunday Sensations has a brand new logo above and that you will think about adding it to your sidebar and linked to my blog to remind you and your blogging friends of the weekly giveaway from Diana at Magnolia-licious each and every Sunday! Thank you so much for helping us to spread the word of this marvelous opportunity for some lucky participant each week!


This week Magnolia-licious is offering a $25 Gift Certificate to be used for one Tilda and one Edwin which is in stock at the Magnolia-licious store. Have a look to see what you might select!!!! The choice is all yours!!!! Isn't that exciting?!?!?

In order to be eligible for this wonderful prize, all you need to do to enter the drawing is leave a link to your blog below at the little BLUE FROGGY (or your email address in a comment if you don't have a blog). There are NO requirements or rules and you do not need to be a follower or even put information on your blog about the opportunity if you don’t want to.

A little birdie just told me to tell you to keep your eyes open for the Mini-Maggies arrival---they are on the way!!! Since Diana will be the sole distributor of these little darlings, I'm sure she will let us know just as soon as they make their world debut!!!!

GOOD LUCK!!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tilda Brings Packages to Just Magnolia


Happy Saturday everyone!!! Gosh, I hope that everyone in the US survived Black Friday...and everyone outside the US had a marvelous day and week too!!! For those of you who have never heard of Black Friday, it is the first official day of Christmas shopping in the US with sales beginning as early as midnight with people lined up for miles to buy things on sale. I personally am not a Black Friday shopper--internet shopping is my speed!!!!

This week at Just Magnolia our challenge is provided by the very talented Donalda. You can flip and rotate the sketch any way you wish, as long as we can still see the elements of the sketch. You can combine our challenge with any other challenges of your choice and as long as the main image on your creation is a Magnolia stamp, you will qualify to be in the draw for the fab prize. And remember NO back linking, new projects/cards only please. The very nice prize this week is provided by Crafts U Love. So come on over and join in with us this week!!! We would love to see your creations!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base, PTI Vintage Cream and Spring Rain for all matting, and the cute and sweet DP is Mary by Melissa Frances. All background panels are machine stitched. I used that darling little Tilda with Wedding Gifts from the Wedding Collection over at Magnolia-licious which can be used for any festive occasion, not just for weddings...she is carrying Christmas gifts today...wink!! It looks as though she may not be available right now, but if you would like to have her, contact Diana at Magnolia-licious and I'm sure she will make sure to get her for you. She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics before cutting her out with rectangular Nesties. The Shopping List is from MF and I gathered and added MF crepe paper to one side. The sentiment is from the Holiday Ticket Sentiments cut out with the Ticket Die, both from Whimsy Stamps. The floral treatment is a Small Flat Gardenia and Cherry Blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts. To complete the front I added a small flat bow and pearls to soften the corners.

The inside of the card is very simple because I just love this paper and wanted as much of it to show as possible, with the sweet sentiments, cute characters, and lovely script. I only added a double Nestie for a jotting spot, and a knotted ribbon holding a sleigh charm.

Thank you so much for coming by today and I hope you will visit me often! It is always such a joy to see that you have been by! In case you have missed it, I have some SWEET STUFF on the posting below AND tomorrow is another giveaway at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!! So I hope to see you then! Until the next time, I send big Maggie hugs!!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Snowy Hug at Friday Sketchers and SWEET STUFF!!!!



Happy Friday to everyone!!! I hope you have had a marvelous week and are well-prepared for an even more marvelous weekend!!!

This week at Friday Sketchers #130 we are hosted by the amazingly talented Jeanette from Canada who has given us a delightful sketch. We hope you will come over and join with us to show us your interpretation of the sketch and be in for the draw for a great prize from Lauretta's Digital Stamps.

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all matting and the DP is from the Bo Bunny Winter Joy Collection. I used that cute little Snowy Hug from Magnolia-licious and that darling couple is AVAILABLE at Diana's shop right now!!!!!! These cuties were stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, adding a touch of Liquid Applique and Diamond Dust. For the horizontal I used 1.5" Wired Solid ReversiblePurple Ribbon with the wire removed and for the vertical I used a trimmed panel using the Tilda's Lace Doohickey Die from Magnolia-licious and 5/8" Purple Glitz Ribbon-- both ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon. To complete the front I used purple and white snowflakes from the mini-ornament section of Michaels and purple rhinestones, as well as a flat bow and a dangling silver snowman charm.

The inside just used the same embellies as the front with different configurations of snowflakes.

I hope you like my little creation and will be able to join us at Friday Sketchers this week. We would love to see your card using Jeanette's sketch!! Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Aud, Bea, Claudia, Inge, Janneke, Jeanette, Jorunn, Tanja

SWEET STUFF!!...and now for a touch of sweet stuff...keeping in mind the stress of the season!! This time I have 3 prizes (GREEN, PURPLE, RED)--and each has almost the same things in them and each is a spa surprise and I have included some Stickles, gems, and flowers for each of the colors. So there will be 3 different winners!!! So please help me pass the word. You certainly do not have to have a blog to participate but if you do have a blog I would appreciate it greatly if you would help me pass the word on your sidebar and I would love for you to become a follower of my blog. Please leave your comment before Wednesday, December 1 at midnight EST. I can't wait to see where these 3 surprises will go!!!!


Thank you so very much for dropping by to see what's happening here--and I am so happy to report that there is NO SNOW YET!!! I hope you will come back often!! I love to hear from you and hope you like visiting almost as much! May you have a delightful weekend and please visit my Just Magnolia posting tomorrow and don't forget on Sunday I will have the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS right here which will have yet another surprise JUST FOR YOU!!! Until then, hugs for you!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WINNER of Sunday Sensations from Magnolia-licious!!!!!



This week we had a total of 209 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--188 with Mr. Froggy and 21 by comment or email! This exciting event is generously sponsored by Diana at the Magnolia-licious shop who will have another surprise for some lucky participant each and every Sunday right here!

The WINNER this week selected by random.org is.....

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

60
Timestamp: 2010-11-24 12:38:59 UTC


60. Marjolein

Congratulations, Marjolein!! Please send me your email address right away so that we can make arrangements to get your Sunday Sensational Surprise out to you right away!!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who is helping to spread the word about this wonderful weekly giveaway!! See you back here on Sunday to share the next SUNDAY SENSATIONS from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!!!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Sensations from Magnolia-licious is UP, UP, and AWAY!!!!!


Happy Sunday and WELCOME to SUNDAY SENSATIONS from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!!!!! Let's all go UP, UP, and AWAY!!!! This week Diana of Magnolia-licious is offering both Flight Attendant Tilda AND Pilot Edwin as well as a SURPRISE STAMP!!!! Oh my goodness!!! Not one, not two, BUT THREE STAMPS!! Can you believe it???

You do NOT have to have a blog in order to participate. However if you don't have a blog and you do have a gallery someplace (like SCS or the Magnolia Yahoo site) you can use the URL from one of your pictures in those galleries/albums so that you can add your name with the frog. If you don't have a gallery or album anywhere, please just give your name and email address in a regular comment. I hope that makes sense!! If not, please email me right away so that I can help you participate!!! We want everyone to be in for the prize and we would appreciate your telling all of your friends about this marvelous Sunday Sensations!!!!! The winner will be announced right here at the close of the event at midnight on Tuesday.

Magnolia-licious has the most marvelous selection of Maggies in all of North America! Go over and check it out!!! And it won't be long until Diana has a new addition to the Magnolia-licious family--that of the Mini-Magnolias. So keep an eye out for the new addition!!! She will have the sole distributorship of these little darlings...so you can be sure that Diana will show them to us as soon as she has them in-house!!!! I can't wait!!

Also I would like to remind you that you have a day or so before the new Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog ends its first challenge---using pink and yellow! So hop on over and show them your best pink and yellow card using a cute Maggie!!! This challenge blog will have the new challenge up on Tuesday, November 23, with yet another delightful prize!!!

Good Luck and see you next Sunday!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Star Tilda at Just Magnolia


A very happy Saturday to everyone! I wish for each of you an exceptional weekend and loads of fun!

This week over at the Just Magnolia our challenge is White + One, so white plus any other colour for your papers and embellishments. You can combine our challenge with any other challenges of your choice and as long as the main image on your creation is a Magnolia stamp you will qualify to be in the draw for the fabulous prize offered by Letraset, the makers of Promarkers . And remember NO back linking, new projects/cards only please. The challenge closes next Thursday 25 November 8pm UK time. We hope you will come over and check out the lovely cards/projects of the DT and be so excited that you will want to join with us this week!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all matting, the DP is from the TILDA Paperpack Santa's Christmas. Although this is a Christmas paper it is NOT red, but rather more of a dark pink-red...gorgeous quality of papers though!! All background panels are machine stitched and Stickled with Star Dust. The sweet, sweet little Star Tilda from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, and cut out with oval Nesties. Her dress was then covered with a coat of Shimmerz, and gold glitter was used for the star she is holding. I used a lovely hand-crocheted doily which was a gift from my sweet friend Suzan and placed some half-pearls in each of the florets. The horizontal is 5/8" Sheer Ruffle Edge White from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the bow is anchoring a small silver angel charm. The floral treatment was placed on white satin leaves and are made with Ivory Curly Wild Rose, Ivory Open Rose, Rosy Pink Heather Stems, and 6mm Ivory Rose Buds, all from Wild Orchid Crafts. The little berries were found in a little local antique shop. Finally I added pearls to soften the corners.

For the simple inside I used a couple of paper doilies for focal points on each panel, added a few tiny flowers, some of the same ribbon, and a double Nestie jotting spot.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join with us at Just Magnolia this week. We would love to see your WHITE + ONE cards/projects!

Thank you so much for dropping by to check on my Maggies and ME---that should be a song!!! lol I appreciate each one of you so very much and hope you will come back often. Please remember that Sunday is another SUNDAY SENSATIONS from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS day!!! So be sure to drop by right here and throw your name in for a chance at something really cute this week!! Until then...Big Maggie Hugs for YOU!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tilda with Christmas Ribbon at Friday Sketchers #129 and WINNERS!!


Gosh, it's Friday again!! So, a very Happy Friday to YOU!! I hope you have had a wonderful week and are almost prepared for an even better weekend!! Can you believe that the holiday season is almost here???

This week at Friday Sketchers #129 we are being hosted by Janneke from the Netherlands who has given us a very challenging sketch. I hope you will drop on over and join with us so we can see your creative interpretation of the sketch! A very nice prize from Sunshine and Giggles Stamps is being offered this week.

For my DT Sample card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the DP is all digital by Nitwit Collections. All panels are machine stitched. The darling little Tilda with Christmas Ribbon from the new Christmas collection was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics and a touch of Stickles, and cut out with Nesties. This cutie is now available over at Magnolia-licious along with many other holiday Maggies! I did add a little touch of Shimmerz to the ribbon to give just a bit of sheen. For the horizontal I used 1.5" Red Grosgrain and 3/8" Merry Christmas Satin, and for the 2 small bows I used 1/4" Ruby Red Satin--all from Really Reasonable Ribbon. To complete the front I used tiny snowflakes to soften the corners and the floral treatment is made of Petaloo poinsettias.

The inside is quite simple using the same papers, ribbons, and embellies as the front with the addition of a gold Christmas tree charm on the first panel.

I hope you like my little creation and will be able to join us at Friday Sketchers this week. We would love to see your card using Janneke's sketch!! Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Aud, Bea, Claudia, Inge, Janneke, Jeanette, Tanja

WINNERS...First I would like to express my sincere thanks to all of you who dropped by for my SWEET STUFFS and for the very kind comments you always leave for me! It is a real joy to read what you have to say! AND it won't be very long til we have some more SWEET STUFF--my favorite part of blogging!!

The WINNER of the Magnolia Lucia SWEET STUFF is..... Ms.Jen who said... So beautiful. Much better than my attempt at the Friday Sketchers! Thanks for another chance to win some yummies too!

The WINNER of the Blue/Snowflake Sweet Stuff is....Tracey T who said...Another truly beautiful card Jacque. I really love the snowflakes! Once again your card is just as beautiful on the inside as on the outside (just like you, I suspect!). Tracey T x

Congratulations to Jen and Tracey!! It looks like these little packages are headed for Tennessee and Scotland!! Ladies, please contact me before Monday, November 22 so that I can get your SWEET STUFF to you right away!


Remember to come by on Sunday for your chance at the Sunday Sensations from Magnolia-licious surprise!!!! I know what it is this time and I think you will like it!!! Yipppppeeeeee!!! I would love for you to help me spread the word about this giveaway which will happen right here each Sunday!!! Thanks!!!

Thank you so much for your visit today and I hope you will come back often. I will have my Just Magnolia posting tomorrow, so please drop back by!!! Have a wonderful day and a marvelous weekend...Sending you great big hugs!!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WINNER of Sunday Sensations from Magnolia-licious!!



Gosh!! For the very first Sunday Sensations from Magnolia-licious we had a total of 349 participants--322 with the frog and 27 emails/comments. So from random.org...

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

70
Timestamp: 2010-11-17 12:56:54 UTC


70. anneke

Congratulations, Anneke! Diana at Magnolia-licious will be in touch with you through email right away for you to select your Tilda and Edwin!!

Wasn't that fun!?!?! A big thank you to everyone who helped spread the word! We would love to see that Gift Certificate Banner on more and more blogs each week!!! Hope to see all of you back on Sunday for yet another SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

NEW FLOWERS and New Challenge at Wild Orchid Crafts!!


Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you have all had a delightful weekend and are starting a fun week!

GOSH!!! There are NEW FLOWERS available at Wild Orchid Crafts and they are just lovely--they are SMALL, flat gardenias and in such lovely colors!!! They are a little over an inch long which is such a perfect size for our cards!! They are now on sale and you can find them HERE!! Go have a look and see those beauties for yourself!

Today I am sharing with you my very first DT submission since being named to the Design Team at Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Blog so I hope you enjoy and will decide to join in with us for the challenge of BLUE CHRISTMAS. As you can see at the top of my posting, I made a card and matching box to put under the tree for some secret person.

For my card, I used Bazzill for the base, PTI for all matting, and the DP is a frothed paper from the K&Co Let It Snow Specialty Paper Pad...and VERY difficult to sew!! Tilda as Christmas Angel from Christmas Collection 2009 is from Magnolia-licious and I don't see her in the store but I'm sure Diana will get her for you if you would like to have her. She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding Buttermilk Spica, Champagne and Star Dust Stickles and then cutting her out with Nesties. For the vertical I used some precious white trim from my sweet friend Suzan and a bow using PTI Spring Rain satin ribbon. For the floral treatment I used a Baby Blue Flat Gardenia, 2-tone Blue Cherry Blossoms, and 6mm White Closed Rose Buds, all from Wild Orchid Crafts. The flowers are resting on double snowflakes from Michaels. To complete the front I added half pearls to all corners to soften them and to the centers of the snowflakes.

The inside is quite simple with more snowflakes and pearls, a Nestie jotting spot and a satin bow with a gold star to repeat the star Tilda is holding on the front.

The plain Kraft box is covered with the same papers and I have used all of the same embellishments, making the floral treatment on top a bit larger.
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The same trims and ribbon are used around the lid's edge and are placed on 1.5" Pleated White Satin Ribbon. I'm sure you can also see that I used large white pearl brads on the bottom for little feet.

I hope you have enjoyed my little creation and will decide to join with us over at the Wild Orchid Challenge Blog so that you will be eligible for a magnificent prize from Wild Orchid Crafts. Come on over and check out the magnificent creations of my fellow DT members--they are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope you will come by often to see what's happening in my little world. Enjoy your week and I send big hugs until we meet again!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Sensations from Magnolia-licious!! -Now CLOSED until next Sunday!!!



Happy Sunday!!! Are you ready for the BIG SURPRISE?? Diana Crick of Magnolia-licious will be sponsoring my blog each Sunday with a $25 Gift Certificate which can be used at her store for a Tilda and an Edwin!! How wonderful is that?!?! All you need to do is click on the little blue frog below and give us your name and email and you will be in for the random draw. The deadline each week will be on Tuesday at midnight and the winner will be announced on Wednesday right here. Diana will email you right away and tell you how to order your little Tilda and Edwin from her shop. It is not necessary for you to have a blog in order to be eligible. However if you do have a blog, we would love for you to consider putting the Gift Certificate pic above on your sidebar with the information that it will be awarded each week at my blog. We would really appreciate your sharing this wonderful excitement with all of your pals in blogland! Thank you!! And thanks to Diana for making this such a nice gift for some lucky person each week!!

Magnolia-licious is the foremost web shop for EVERYTHING Magnolia! You will find North America's largest selection of Magnolia stamps, papers, magazines, and embellies as well as many accessory stamps and Scor-Pal products. You will also find FREE SHIPPING for orders over $60.00 in the US and Canada--AND all orders over $60.00 also receive a very nice surprise gift! If you are not a member yet, be sure to join the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group for specials, discounts and loads of Magnolia fun.

There are a number of activities each month sponsored by Magnolia-licious and we would love for you to join in with the regular Design Team Members and the Challenge Blog Design Team. On the first of each month the regular DT has a Designer Challenge in which a selected designer will decide on the type of challenge you will have for the entire month and all particulars will be available for you at Magnolia-licious Highlites. On the third Monday of each month there will be a Blog Hop also beginning at Magnolia-licious Highlites. The NEW Challenge Blog Design Team will have exciting challenges for you on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the new Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. So everyone mark your calendars so you don't forget these opportunities for some wonderful prizes and fun challenges!!!!

NOTE: If the little blue frog doesn't work, please leave just your name and email address in a regular comment and you will certainly be considered for the Sunday Sensation!!

GOOD LUCK!!! See you next Sunday!!!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Snowie at Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop and SWEET STUFF!!!!



A very happy Saturday to everyone! I hope your week was a marvelous one and that now you have begun a most enjoyable and fun weekend. The weather here for the past few days has been so magnificent but I am peeking out all the time to see what is in store the next moment. I really do dread cold and snow and ice....BUT we have to get through this in order to see the flowers again in the spring. It is always such a sad time to see all of the roses being chopped away into little sticks...eeeeek!!! How many minutes til Spring????

Welcome to the November Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon! If you have arrived here from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings site then you are at the right place and on the right track. If you have arrived here first, please start the hop at the RRR Ramblings so that you will know what terrific prizes await you this month. We were asked to use ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment and they are so beautiful---you can see them in my SWEET STUFF below!!!! I wanted to use all of them BUT my brain just could not figure out how to be that creative....smile... You will find that several of the ribbons each month are unique to club members and are not available in the shop---one of the great benefits of being a member of the Ribbon Club!! Also, I would like to remind you that the current challenge at RRR Ramblings is asking that you use blue/silver/white....the same colors in this month's Ribbon Club Assortment!

For my DT Sample Card, I used Bazzill for the base and all matting. The DP is Winter Wonderland by Dovecraft and all background panels are machine stitched. I used the little Magnolia Snowman with Star from Magnolia-licious who looks as though he is out of stock at the moment but there are several other snowmen that are just as cute available! The image was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding a touch of Silver Spica, Liquid Applique on the hat and lantern, Silver MS glitter for the star, and Diamond Dust for the snow. For the horizontal I used a base of 1 1/2" Light Blue Grosgrain and topped it with with 5/8" Shimmer Satin Silver, and a lovely Silver Grey with Snowflake. I used one tiny star from Stars in Line Silver for some dimension on the star in Snowie's hand. Finally I added snowflake ornaments from Michaels and centered them with blue rhinestones. I also added the same gems to soften the corner and added a dangling silver snowflake charm from the flat bow made with a Bow-Easy Tool. I am often asked about my bows and I can share with you that I CANNOT make a bow without this tool...it is amazing for sure!!!

The simple inside of my card is using just more of the same from the front.

SWEET STUFF!!!!! And since this is BLOG HOP time, it must also be a touch of SWEET STUFF time!!! I hope you enjoy my offering this time! Please leave a comment before Thursday, November 18 at noon EST in order to be eligible. You KNOW that I ship all over the world so that is not a problem at all. I really enjoy seeing where all of the little packages go!


1 Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Poinsettia Flourish Set
1 November Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Large Snowflakes
Small Snowflakes
1 Bunch of Blue Mulberry Roses
2 Bunches of Blue Mulberry Cherry Blossoms

And now your next stop along the Hopping Way is at the magnificently talented APHRA ....I know she will have something very exciting and creative for you to see!!! So safe hopping and enjoy each step of the way!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you will return often. Also, please remember that on Sunday I have a special surprise for all of the Maggie lovers that I am just biting my tongue to keep from telling you about. So I guess you will just have to drop by on Sunday...it will be SENSATIONAL!!!! Have a delightful day and I hope to see you again REAL SOON!!!! Big hugs for each of you!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lucia Tilda at Friday Sketchers #128....NEWS...SWEET STUFF!!!!



Gosh!!! It's Happy Friday again and we are moving quickly toward the weekend! I hope that each of you has had a marvelous week and are ready to join me in a busy yet fun weekend. Let me tell you that I have a very busy and EXCITING weekend for you so I hope you will be right along with me!!! Today it's the Friday Sketchers Challenge Blog...tomorrow it's the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop and I will have my DT Sample Card for Just Magnolia Challenge Blog later in the day and SUNDAY......oh my on Sunday it's something you have never seen but I am soooooooo excited about it so please don't miss it on Sunday!!!!!! I know it will bring big smiles to ALL Maggie Lovers!!!! I have to hold my tongue to keep from telling you...eeeeeeeeeeeeek!!! It is so difficult for me to keep a secret!!!! Big smiles!!!!!


This week at Friday Sketchers #128 I am hosting and I would love for you to come over and show us your marvelous interpretation of my humble sketch and check out the magnificent DT Sample Cards that our Sassy Sketchers have done for you. As you can see from my card, you are welcome to turn the sketch any way that you wish as long as we can tell that all elements are included. I actually turned the sketch completely over for my card! A BIG THANK YOU to Stephanie at Motivet for sponsoring my week with such a very nice prize!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all matting and I machine stitched all background panels. For the DP I used Webster's Pages Waiting for Santa from Blue Moon Scrapbooking...it is just so dear and cute...huh? My darling image is Lucia Tilda from Magnolia-licious and she is quite the sweetie! I stamped her on Cryogen White and colored her with Copics adding some MS Glitter and Stickles. For the horizontals and verticals on the front I used Webster's Pages trims and a background of 1 1/2" Burgundy Pleated Satin. All of the flowers and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts. To complete the front I added a gold metal corner.



For the inside of the card on the first panel, I used the pleated satin, WP trim, and a gold glitter snowflake from Michaels. On the second panel I again used a golden glitter snowflake from Michaels, a matching metal cornerpiece from the front, and a tied piece of WP trim.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join with us over at Friday Sketchers.

AND NOW THE NEWS AGAIN....each Sunday, you will find a real treat on my blog so I hope you will come back and see what is in store for YOU...smile...Diana at Magnolia-licious has a real treat in store for YOU!!!

SWEET STUFF!!!!....Gosh, nothing pleases me more than offering a touch of SWEET STUFF for you so I hope you are pleased with today's offering!!! Although all that is required for you to be eligible is a mere comment, I would love for you to share the information on your personal blog and become a follower so that you will know about any and all sweet stuff. Please make your comment before Tuesday, November 16 at Midnight EST.

1 New Edition Martha Stewart String Lace Punch Around the Page Set
1 Magnolia Lucia Tilda stamp ( the same that I have used on this card)
5 bunches of mulberry roses

I hope you like my little creation and will be able to join us at Friday Sketchers this week. We would love to see your card using my very own sketch!! Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Aud, Bea, Claudia, Inge, Janneke, Jeanette, Jorunn, Tanja

Thank you so much for dropping by to check on the happenings in my small world and I hope you will come back often...remember there will be some SWEET STUFFS here all weekend...I will have a RRR Blog Hop posting tomorrow as well as a Just Magnolia posting AND some GREAT NEWS for YOU for Sunday!!!! So keep that in mind and be safe and have a delightful weekend, wherever you may be...Big hugs coming your way!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

WINNER!!!! WINNER!!!!

Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a great day, wherever you may be! My sincere thanks to everyone who dropped by to leave comments on my two SWEET STUFFS last week. It is always a real joy to see you here. So I have 2 WINNERS to announce today and let's see where these packages are headed around the world!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to..... Yvon of the Netherlands, the winner of the SNOWY HUG SWEET STUFF who said: Your card is so stunning, love this colorcombo. The image is adorable. And thank you so much for the chance to win your jummy candy. You are allways so generous.Hugs, Yvon

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CONGRATULATIONS to..... Sue of the UK, the winner of the PRAYING ANGEL SWEET STUFF who said: Jacque im so happy to hear you are feeling better.As to your card,well yet another masterpiece.Stunning.I have put your candy on my blog.Stay well my friend. Sue xx

So it looks as though both of these packages are heading across the big pond to Europe. Yvon and Sue, please contact me before Friday, November 12 so that I can get these packages out to you right away!

Everyone, stay tuned for the weekend...there just may be another surprise here for you!! Hugs to all!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tilda Hangs a Star at Just Magnolia


A very happy Saturday to everyone! I hope you are beginning a magnificent weekend! I woke up this morning to 29 degree (F) weather and snow flurries all over the place...so I am hoping as the day goes on that the weather will at least warm up a little bit...BUT tonight is supposed to be colder!! It is not supposed to be this cold so early in the year. And for those of you leaving DST, don't forget to change those clocks!!

I have some EXCITING news for you today!! I have been invited by Paul and Siri to join the magnificent Design Team of Wild Orchid Crafts which has the most gorgeous selection of flowers and embellishments in all of Cyberia!! If you have never visited their shop, it is a real experience!!! So drop by and see what you think of their lovely flowers! Gosh, I feel like Br'er Rabbit being thrown in the briar patch. As much as I love using flowers on my cards, I feel like I'm in heaven!!! Big smile!!!

At Just Magnolia this week we have our Special Monthly Challenge which as always is sponsored by Heidi and her team from Simon Says Stamp with a $30 voucher, and she even pays the shipping! With over 100,000 items in stock, Simon is proud to offer the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards, Altered Art, and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world! The theme for our Special Monthly Challenge is "Anything Goes". But this month we have added the option of using Beads on your creation. You can combine our challenge with any other challenges of your choice and as long as the main image on your creation is a Magnolia stamp you will qualify to be in the draw for the fab prize. And remember NO back linking, new projects/cards only please. The challenge closes next Thursday 11th November 8pm.

For my DT Sample card, I used Bazzill for the base and all matting. The Magnolia DP is from the new Merry Little Christmas Paper Pack at Magnolia-licious. All background panels were machine stitched. I used the precious little Tilda With Hanging Star from the A Merry Little Christmas Collection also available at Magnolia-licious. This little angel along with several others fit wonderfully in the round Nesties. You will find the new Christmas Collection listed as Merry Christmas 2010 on the left sidebar at the shop. I just love every single stamp in this new collection--they are absolutely darling and so many of them can be used for other occasions and events. Back to my card...this cutie was colored with Copics, adding Starlight Stickles for the wings and Gold Spica for the star. For the vertical treatment I used wide eyelet lace, a pink stitched grosgrain and some gorgeous Sparkling White Velvet. For the horizontal I used some bead trim to repeat the ornaments on the DP. AND for the floral treatment I used all sizes and kinds of pink roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. Aren't those rosebuds the sweetest little things?!?!



For the inside of my card I wanted to hang some more ornaments and use the same ribbon treatment as the front. So how did I do on beads??

I hope you like my little creation and will join with us this week at the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog...remember ANYTHING GOES with the option of BEADS!!!! We would love for you to grab one of your Maggies and have fun along with us!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by to see what little Tilda is up to this fine day and we hope you will come back and see us often. It tickles out hearts to see that you have visited...Have a wonderful evening and until we next meet, BIG MAGGIE HUGS for YOU!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Hanglar Holiday at Friday Sketchers #127


A very happy Friday to everyone...and welcome to the weekend!!! Isn't it wonderful!!! Gosh, we are supposed to have snow flurries and I am not even close to being ready for that!!! So will you please keep your fingers crossed with me that the weathermen don't know what they are talking about??

Today is Challenge #127 at Friday Sketchers and we are being hosted by Inge from the Netherlands who has designed such a fun and challenging sketch for us to use this week. I hope you will decide to join with us this week and show us your interpretation of the sketch. All rules are on the right sidebar at the challenge blog. This week there is a wonderful prize given by our sponsor, *Wink *Wink Ink.

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all matting and the DP is from the Fröjdefull Jul Collection by Maja Design, which was a special gift from the extremely creative and talented Gunilla. Thank you so much, sweetie--I just love it! All background panels were machine stitched. The darling image I used is a hÄnglar & stÄnglar cutie which I stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding a bit of Starlight Stickles and Silver Spica. I added a little touch of Stempleglede florishes to the edging before adding a silver metal cornerpiece. For the horizontal I used a 1 1/2" Red Grosgrain and 7/8" Silver Grey Organza, adding a snowflake and bow with a dangling silver heart charm.


For the inside of the card, I simply used more of the same papers and details from the front of the card.

I hope you like my little creation and will be able to join us at Friday Sketchers this week. We would love to see your card using Inge's sketch!! Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Aud, Bea, Claudia, Inge, Janneke, Jeanette, Jorunn, Tanja

Thank you so much for dropping by to check on the happenings in my small world and I hope you will come back often. I will have a Maggie posting tomorrow and a couple of winners to announce this weekend. Be safe and have a delightful weekend, wherever you may be...Big hugs coming your way!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Praying Angel...a Bit of News...a Touch of SWEET STUFF!!



A very happy and fruitful Wednesday to each of you! I hope your week is going well and at least we are half finished and on our way after today to another of those fun weekends. I wanted to be sure before I share this bit of news BUT the Vitamin D and Calcium levels are improving and I am feeling GREAT!!!! AND I am no longer feeling so ill on the Arimidex so things are looking UP, UP, UP!!!! I'm not ready to take in ironing or wash windows for you yet...LOLOL...but MUCH improvement. It may be a few more weeks before I can leap tall buildings!!! AND I have also been asked by the Hope Women's Cancer Center to document my PINK JOURNEY and I am thrilled to be able to share my 10 month experience with others so that maybe it can help them in some small way.

I wanted to share with you a card I made using a Whiff of Joy stamp and she is Praying Angel from the new Christmas Collection designed by Elisabeth Bell. I used Bazzill for the base and all matting and the DP is Webster's Pages...such delightful papers, don't you think? All panels were machine stitched. She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and Spica Buttermilk. I used Angel Wings Shimmerz and Starlight Stickles on her wings. The image was cut out with round and scalloped Nesties and then surrounded by wee eyelet lace. For the vertical I used 7/8" Old Willow Organza from the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop. Bonnie has an unbelievable number of colors and widths in this organza ribbon! It is so delightful to use on a card and ties beautifully! To the bow, I added a sweet little angel charm. For a floral treatment I used several pieces of gold pine branches which are offered by Magnolia/Sweden and some gold and red berries which I found in an antique shop. To finish the front I added gold pearls to soften the corners. You will notice that I ran a bead of Stickles around the matting on the outside and inside panels.

On the left panel of the inside I used another vertical ribbon treatment with angel dangling from gold thread. Behind the bow, if you look closely, you will see that the angel has lost several of her wing feathers...but I think she can still FLY...smiles! On the right panel I decorated the tree with a gold button star on top and small gold pearls all over the tree, also adding stickles to each of the butterflies on the tree. For the sentiment I used Whiff of Joy's Season's Sentiments which I gold embossed before cutting them out with a Fancy Shape. Another organza bow anchors yet more white feathers.

I hope you will let me know what you think of my little creation.

SWEET STUFF!!!! Gosh we all need some SWEET STUFF from time to time especially with the good news I received this week! So here we go...to some lucky commenter, I offer the following SWEET STUFF. I would like to ask that you mention it on your personal blog if you will and of course you know that I love to see that you follow my blog. Thanks to each of you!!! You are indeed special to me! Please place your comment before Sunday, November 7 so we can see to which part of the world this Sweet Stuff will be heading!


1 Tim Holtz Alterations BIGZ Die - Tattered Florals
1 Whiff of Joy Praying Angel Stamp (not pictured)
1 MM FaLaLa Holiday Card Kit
1 Container Irene's Garden Gardenias(20 flowers)
1 Pack of White Pearls
1 Pack of Holiday Micro Beads
2 Rolls of Martha Stewart Ribbon
1 Martha Stewart Hole Punch
1 Pack of Buttons
1 Pack of White Doilies
1 Jar of Water Dew Drops

Thank you so much for dropping by today to hear my news! I wanted to share the good news with you since we have been completely through the bad together. lol I hope that you will come by to see me often! It is always such a joy to know that you have been on your visit and I hope to be out and about soon. May you have a marvelous 'rest of the week' and until we meet again be safe and happy!! Sending hugs your way!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Snowy Hugs at RRR Challenge and a touch of SWEET STUFF!!


Hello everyone and a very happy Tuesday to each of you! I hope you have begun a marvelous week and are accomplishing many of the things you would like to accomplish! And welcome to November!!

Challenge #11 at Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings is to make "something" using the colors BLUE, SILVER, and WHITE and that "something" can be a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hairbow, you name it!!! As long as it follows the theme and has ribbon on it, you're in. The deadline is November 13 and all the rules can be found on the Challenge Posting...so won't you please join us and show us your lovely creations! For this challenge we are being sponsored by Scor-Pal which offers the most magnificent cardmaking tape in the universe, Scor-Tape. Scor-Pal is providing a wonderful prize for some lucky participant!

For my Challenge Card I used Bazzill for the base and double matting and the DP is from the Winter Wonderful Collection by Best Creations. The two major background panels are machine stitched. The darling Snowy Hug Tilda and Snowie were stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, adding Liquid Applique to the caps and jacket for trim and Twinklets for all the snow. This little cutie will be available VERY soon over at Magnolia-licious. For the vertical ribbon treatment I used 7/8" White Organza and White Glitter Ric Rac from the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop. The bow was tied with the Bow-Easy Tool which Bonnie also has available. To finish the card, I made floral arrangements using mulberry roses and cherry blossoms resting on silver snowflakes and some lovely leaves made with an L-Em punch which was a gift from a very special friend. Thank you so very much, Christina! I just LOVE it!! I then added silver beads to carry through with this challenge's theme.

I hope you like my little creation and will put your BLUE, SILVER, WHITE ideas to work and join in with us for this challenge!

SWEET STUFF!! All of my followers know that I can't do a challenge, a hop, or a celebration without a little bit of SWEET STUFF...soooooo here you have a wee touch of it, just to show how much I apprecaite each of you! Please leave a comment before Friday, November 5, if you wish to be in on the draw. Good Luck!


1 Martha Stewart Embossed Snowflakes Edge Punch
1 Magnolia Snowy Hug Stamp
1 Pack of 9 Different Ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbons
1 pack of Prima Holiday Poinsettias
1 Pack of Wild Orchid Crafts Small Poinsettias

Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening in my world!I love reading your comments. If I can help any of you with anything, please send me a quick email. Sometimes it is impossible to find your email address through your comment and I hate not to be able to answer you. Have a wonderful week and I hope you will come back tomorrow for some personal news and some celebration SWEET STUFF!!! BIG SMILE HERE!!!! Hugs!!