Friday, December 31, 2010

Followers' SWEET STUFF, Friday Sketchers #135 and WINNER!!!



Happy Friday and almost Happy New Year to each of you!! I hope that you have all had a marvelous holiday and are looking forward to an even better New Year. Yesterday was my first day out of the house since before Christmas because of that wonderful WHITE STUFF!!! ARGH!!!!!!! I won't tell you what I think about snow at this point!!! SMILES

This week at Friday Sketchers #135 we are being hosted by Inge of the Netherlands who has provided us with a very challenging sketch for me. Since I usually double mat and stitch my panels I ended up with 15 layers of papers when I count the base!!! But thanks so much, Inge, for the fun!!! I hope you will decide to join with us this week where there is a very nice prize provided by 7 Kids College Fund.

For my card I used Bazzill for the base, PTI and Bazzill for the matting, and all of the DP is a Mina Vanner Rosa-Marina 3 Creation of Maja Designs which was a gift from the most talented Gunilla of Sweden along with the hÄnglar & stÄnglar image that I used! Thank you so much, Gunilla! I love it ALL!!!! Most of the panels were machine stitched. The solid mauve panel was crimped. The image was colored with Copics, Star Dust Stickles outline the wings, and the shabby white cornerpieces are by Melissa Frances. The Cherry Blossom Stems, Heart-Shaped Pins, and Guipure Cream Lace are all available at Wild Orchid Crafts. Due to time constraints I didn't finish the inside this time because I wanted to get a surprise ready for my FOLLOWERS instead.

But first the WINNER of the SWEET STUFF from last Friday which was sponsored by Whimsy Stamps---thank you again, Denise!!! Congratulations to.........

CARISSA from Ontario Canada!!!

Carissa, please contact me before Sunday, January 2 at midnight EST so that we can get your prizes to you. If I have not heard by then, I will select another winner!


HAPPY NEW YEAR SWEET STUFF...and now for some SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS who have been with me through thick and thin and through everything that I experienced over the past year...you made it all so much easier!!!! You all know that my very favorite part of blogging is SWEET STUFF and sharing with people all over the world!!! I have gathered a bit of SWEET STUFF that I will be presenting to my FOLLOWERS over the next couple of weeks to thank you all for your support and kindness. I hope you all will enjoy what I have put together for you!!! In order to be eligible for any of the FOLLOWERS' prizes I am asking that you:

1.Be a FOLLOWER or become a FOLLOWER
2.Share the information about my SWEET STUFF on your personal blog linking back to my SWEET STUFF posting

and here is the first of several prizes....Hope you like it!!!!


1 Carousel Base Craft Tote by All My Memories
1 Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page String Lace Set
1 7-piece Craft Tool Set
2 sets of Chipboard Shapes
1 Jar of MM Paperie Greenhouse Blossom & Button Set
8 Bunches of Mulberry Roses
1 Pack of K&Co Rhinestones and Brads
1 Pack of K&Co Metal Art Brads
1 Pack of K&Co Paper Flower Brads
1 Pack of K&Co Beaded Flowers

So all you have to do is be a FOLLOWER, link this posting on your blog, and use the little Blue Frog at the end of this posting! The Sweet Stuff will run until January 7 at midnight EST. Good luck!!

I hope you decide to join us over at Friday Sketchers this week! 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 and you know I always appreciate your kind and sweet thoughts! I hope you will drop by tomorrow for my Just Magnolia posting with a bit of news and maybe a surprise....and of course on Sunday for SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious for one of Diana's giveaways!!!! Have a delightful day!! Big hugs!!!



Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



This week we had a total of 256 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--232 with Mr. Froggy and 26 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 of the $25 Gift Certificate to be used for a Tilda and an Edwin has been selected by random.org is.....

77. Peggy Biggs


Congratulations, Peggy!!! Please send me your email address before Friday morning so that we can make arrangements to get your Sunday Sensations Surprise out to you right away!!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who is helping to spread the word about this wonderful weekly giveaway!! Best wishes to each of you for a magnificent New Year!!!See you back here on Sunday to share the next SUNDAY SENSATIONS from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



Happy Sunday to each of you...We hope that you have all experienced a magnificent Christmas, wherever you may be and however you might celebrate!

Welcome to SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious for another opportunity to win a fabulous prize being offered by Diana at Magnolia-licious. Thank you so much for helping us to spread the word to all of your blogging and crafting friends about this marvelous surprise each Sunday!


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!!!! AND oh my goodness!!!! Diana is always one step ahead of the rest of us!!!! Since Christmas is over, on your next visit be thinking Valentine's Day!! Also, be sure to check out MINI WORLD--they are such darlings!!!!

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. Of course, we will always appreciate it greatly if you would help us spread the word on your personal blog about SUNDAY SENSATIONS!!!!

Remember the closing for SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious is at midnight EST each Tuesday and the winner is announced on Wednesday!

GOOD LUCK!!!!!



Friday, December 24, 2010

Friday Sketchers #134 Holiday Blog Hop with SWEET STUFF!!



Happy Friday and Happy Christmas Eve!!! I am so happy that you have found time to drop by!

Today is the 2nd Annual Holiday Blog Hop at Friday Sketchers and we are thrilled that you are participating during the very busiest of times!! If you have arrived here from Inge's blog you are on the right track. If you have arrived here first you might want to start the Hop at the Friday Sketchers blog. This event is being hosted by Claudia who has provided us with a fun sketch and the FS blog is being sponsored by Cute Stamps and Cards

For my card, I used Bazzill for the base and all matting and the DP is Holiday Folly by Whimsy Stamps. All panels were machine stitched. The lovely angel is from Peace on Earth, a Crissy Armstrong Collection at Whimsy Stamps. She was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, and cut out with triple Nesties. Her wings were covered with Glamour Dust and gold glitter on her horn. The horizontal is 7/8" Silver Grey Organza. The floral treatment is all from Wild Orchid Crafts and is resting on MS punched fronds. To finish the front I used pearls to soften the corners
On the inside of the card I used Whimsy Winter Letter Seals and embossed the seal in silver and cut out with round Nesties. For the horizontals I used the silver organza and topped it with 5/8" Shimmer Satin Silver

SWEET STUFF!!!
I am so thrilled that Whimsy Stamps is sponsoring my blog for this Blog Hop!! Whimsy Stamps is a family owned art stamp company dedicated to providing crafters around the world with whimsical and fun rubber and digital stamp designs. The company is providing a $15 gift certificate for one of my lucky commenters. My sincere thanks to Whimsy Stamps for making this prize possible!!

In addition I am also adding personally the following SWEET STUFF so I hope you like it!!

19 Bunches of Mulberry Roses
13 different ribbons and trims
The winner will be announced on my Friday Sketchers posting next week!!! I would love for you to let all of your blogging friends know about this event, though it is not a requirement.

Your next step along the hopping trail is to the fabulous blog of Janneke who I am sure will have yet another surprise for you!!

Thank you so much for dropping by!! I hope that you and yours have a most delightful holiday and I wish for you much luck and a happy holiday...Sending you big hugs for your visit!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

WINNER of Starlight Tilda SWEET STUFF!!!!

Happy Thursday afternoon!!! Gosh, I have no idea where my brain is BUT I just realized that I had not drawn a WINNER for the Starlight Tilda SWEET STUFF!!! Please forgive me...I sometimes think that the chemo and all of that kind of fun has zapped my brain for the worse!!! LOLOL If you find that I am late with a WINNER please email me right away to remind me!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to........

Jacqui P who said:

Wow you've gon' dun' it again!!! jacque!! beautiful card!! wish I had the patience to make the inside so lovely also!!!thanks for the chance to win!!!wishing you a merry christmas and a HEALTHY happy new year!!!Hugs Jacqui P

Jacqui, please send me your mailing information before Monday, December 27 so that I can get your surprise to you right away!! It looks like this package is on its way to Scotland!!!!

Be sure to come back to my blog tomorrow because I WILL have some more SWEET STUFF for you!!! Hugs to all!!!

Amazing Works of Art by Mike Laverty!!!!



Happy Thursday and Happy Holiday to each of you! I hope that you are all un-stressed and are prepared for a magnificently blessed holiday!

I just had to share something with you today that I just received from Mike Laverty, an unbelievable artist and the sweet, kind, talented and wonderful hubby of Suzan! Mike doesn't have a blog and I knew you just had to see his splendid work! The picture above shows this beautiful triptych of Santa in the sleigh with his reindeer with lights behind it. Isn't it beautiful!!! The picture below shows the great detail that Mike put into the amazing gift to me. He made the wood frames to surround the hand cut copper and he used frosted glass behind the copper. I am so amazed at the beauty of this work of art!!! Thank you so much, Mike, for this absolutely lovely holiday triptych! I love it!!!



These are the ornaments that Mike made for me last Christmas. There is so much detail work on both the three dimensional snowflake and the Santa and reindeer ornaments. Mike is a true craftsman and woodworker!!



And this is the handmade basket that Mike made for me for my birthday so that I can keep candies close at hand when I am coloring and crafting!! Can you believe it??



I also wanted to remind you of the Friday Sketchers 2nd Annual Holiday Blog Hop tomorrow where you will find SWEET STUFF all along your hopping way!! So please drop by and see what's happening at my blog tomorrow!

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope to see you tomorrow. Sending Holiday Hugs to each of you!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



This week we had a total of 271 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--234 with Mr. Froggy and 37 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 of the $25 Gift Certificate to be used for a Tilda and an Edwin has been selected by random.org is.....

216. Suzie

Congratulations, Suzie!!! Please send me your email address before Friday morning so that we can make arrangements to get your Sunday Sensations Surprise out to you right away!!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who is helping to spread the word about this wonderful weekly giveaway!! Best wishes to each of you for a magnificently blessed holiday!!!See you back here on Sunday to share the next SUNDAY SENSATIONS from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!!



Welcome to SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious for another opportunity to win a fabulous prize being offered by Diana at Magnolia-licious. Thank you so much for helping us to spread the word to all of your blogging and crafting friends about this marvelous surprise each Sunday!


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!!!! AND oh my goodness!!!! Diana is always one step ahead of the rest of us!!!! On your next visit be thinking Valentine's Day!! Also, be sure to check out MINI WORLD--they are such darlings!!!!

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. Of course, we will always appreciate it greatly if you would help us spread the word about SUNDAY SENSATIONS!!!!

I also would like to remind all of you Maggie Lovers of the new,splendid challenge over at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. The challenge runs until January 10, and the requirements are to make an almost entirely WHITE card with just a touch of color. If you haven't visited the challenge blog, please have a look at the magnificent DT Sample Cards and I know you will want to join in with them!!!

Remember the closing for SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious is at midnight EST each Tuesday and the winner is announced on Wednesday!

GOOD LUCK!!!!!



Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tilda under the Mistletoe at Just Magnolia



Happy Saturday everyone!! I hope that all of you are well and not too stressed out over all of the events, responsibilities, and weather of the season!!!! I know for me it has been wonderful to get out of the house for a day or so...or at least until the next ice arrives!!!! EEEEEKKKKKK!!!!

This week at the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog we are treated to a wonderful and fun sketch by the very talented Mina which I think you will enjoy also. Please note that this challenge will run for 2 weeks, so our next challenge will be on 31st December and will be our Special Monthly Challenge – Anything Goes. I hope you will join with us this week so we can see your interpretation of Mina's lovely sketch!!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all matting and the DP is from Kars Christmas Collection Paper Pad. All major panels were machine stitched and the red panel was crimped before matting. Little Tilda Under the Mistletoe from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, and cut out with Nesties. On the mistletoe I added Diamond Stickles for the berries. The cookies in her pocket were topped with Glossy Accents and I added tiny gold beads for the buttons on her shoes. For the horizontal I used a red stitched grosgrain ribbon and topped it with an olive satin ribbon, adding a bow with wreath charm dangle. For the floral treatment I used Small White Poinsettias from Wild Orchid Crafts resting on MS punched branches.
The inside is very simple with the same ribbon treatment and a snowman charm and Nestie jotting spot!

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I am hoping that you will want to return often! I wanted to remind all of you about the Sunday Giveaway which we call SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious which will be up right after midnight on Sunday morning. The giveaway will be up until Tuesday at midnight when the week's winner is announced! So please drop by here and say hello to the little Blue Frog!!! Until the next time, be safe, stay unstressed, and enjoy your weekend...Big hugs!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Starlight Tilda at Friday Sketchers #133, WINNER, and SWEET STUFF!!!!


Happy Friday everyone!! I hope you have had a marvelous week. Here in the NC mountains we have been IN for several days with snow, freezing rain, ice, etc....but tomorrow is a new day and should be warmer and grocery store day!! House arrest with no ankle bracelet is NO FUN!!!! lol

This week at Friday Sketchers #133 we are hosted by the very talented Aud of Norway who has given us a delightfully fun sketch. There is a great prize from Simon Says Stamp so come on over and join in with us so we can see your interpretation of Aud's wonderful sketch!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and for all matting. The DP is from Inkido's Candy Tree Collection. All major panels were machine stitched. The darling little Starlight Tilda from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics. I used Star Dust Stickles on the star and around the image panel and Glamour Dust on her wings. For the required horizontals I used a wide eyelet lace and a pink satin ribbon with bow and gold angel topper. The floral treatment is from Wild Orchid Crafts: 2-TONE BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 20MM, 2-TONE PINK/IVORY MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES - 10MM, PALE PINK MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSE BUDS - 4mm, BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER ASTER DAISY STEM FLOWERS resting on a base of punched MS rose leaves. Pearls were added to soften all of the corners.


For the inside I simply used the same wide eyelet lace and couple of pink satin bows with pearl heart pins and another aster on one side and on the jotting side, a gold heart button to match the angel on the front.

I hope you like my little card and will decide to join us over at Friday Sketchers this week! 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
Next Friday at Friday Sketchers we are having our annual Holiday BLOG HOP--so please don't miss it!!! There will be surprises at each DT member's blog so be sure not to miss any of them!!!

WINNER ...The winner of the Santa Edwin SWEET STUFF is....

Dora who said: Awww this is sooo cute, your cards always amaze me, you are such an inspiration to all and so generous. Wow thanks again for the chance to win one of your sweet candies. Hugs xxx

Gosh...it looks like this surprise is on its way to Malta!!!!! Congratulations, Dora!! Please email me your mailing information before Monday, December 20, so that I can get your package out to you.

SWEET STUFF....I just happen to have an extra one of these darling Starlight Tildas AND a matching MINI Starlight Tilda so to me that sounds like a good enough reason to offer you a SWEET STUFF!!! To be eligible please leave a comment before Monday, December 20 at midnight. Although it is not necessary, I would love for you to become a follower and place this SWEET STUFF on your blog if you have one!! Thank you so much!!! I hope you like it!!!!

1 Magnolia Starlight Tilda
1 Magnolia MINI Starlight Tilda
1 Martha Stewart Radiant Star Punch
2 Packs of Rhinestones
2 Packs of Metal Dots
5 Bunches of Mulberry Roses

Thank you so much for coming by today and please come back often!! I love knowing that you have visited me!! Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you can drop back by tomorrow to see what's in store with my Just Magnolia posting. Big hugs for you and enjoy the season!!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Secret Tilda at Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge and WINNER!


Happy Wednesday everyone!! I intended to post this yesterday BUT with the snow storm, many of us in this area were without DSL so thank heavens it is up and running now!!! We are expecting a freezing rain and ice storm tomorrow night so keep your fingers crossed that the meteorologists are NUTZ!!!!

This time at the Wild Orchid Challenge we have a beautiful challenge to use PINK, WHITE, SILVER. 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 fabulous prize. NO back linking, new projects/cards only please. Please link your card or project (not your blog) using Inlinkz by 8pm UK time Sunday 2nd January 2011 (this challenge is running for 3 weeks).

For my card DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all matting. The dotted DP is from the Tilda's CLASSIC Paper Stack and the floral DP is from Eline Pellinkhof's In The Meadow Paper Bloc. All major panels were machine stitched. The darling Secret Tilda (which also comes as a MINI at Magnolia-licious) was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics and a touch of Star Dust and Diamond Stickles, and cut out with oval Nesties. For the horizontal I used a Sheer White Organza with Satin Edge and Silver Accents and topped it with Sheer Looped White trim. I used a Bazzill Sparkler button to top the bow and to hold the MAGNIFICENT angel charm which was made by the lovely and talented Gunilla from Sweden. Thank you SO much, Sweetie!!!! She has several types of lovely charms available for sale on her blog, so if you are interested just drop her a note! I also used a Cuddly Buddly ticket stamp in the upper left corner which I embossed with silver. The floral treatment is a 2-TONE BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER CURLY WILD ROSE, 2 TONE PINK/IVORY MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES - 10MM, and 2-TONE PINK MULBERRY PAPER GYPSOPHILA FLOWERS and is resting on MS punched branches. To finish the front I added Snow Pearls to soften the corners.


The inside is quite simple....on the first panel I used a horizontal like the front, only adding a couple of white pearl heart pins and some MS punched branches. For the jotting panel just a couple of Nesties, a flat bow, and several MS punched branches!

I hope you like my little card and will decide to join in with us over at the Wild Orchid Challenge!

WINNER of my Gingerbread Sweet Stuff is.......

Pam from Indiana who said...

Jacque.....What a cute card with all the embellies. You convinced me that I need this Tilda. TFS Thanks for the chance for some candy.Hugs,Pam

Congratulations, Pam!! Please send me your mailing information before Saturday, December 18 so that I can get your prize out to you right away!!

Thank you all so much for coming by to see what's going on in my little COLD world!! I hope you will come see me often! I hope you are having a delightful week and until we meet again...BIG HUGS!!!!

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



This week we had a total of 237 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--201 with Mr. Froggy and 36 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 of the $25 Gift Certificate to be used for a Tilda and an Edwin has been selected by random.org is.....

50. Lesley Grenouille

Congratulations, Leslie!!! Please send me your email address right away so that we can make arrangements to get your Sunday Sensations 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!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Santa Is Reading His List at Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop, WINNER, and SWEET STUFF!!


A very happy Monday to everyone! I hope your weekend was a marvelous one and that now you have begun a most enjoyable and fun week. Well, we had our first snow Saturday night but nothing like those of you in the midwest. Thank heavens!!!

Welcome to the December 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 December Ribbon Club Assortment and they are so reminisceent of the yumminess of hot chocolate!!---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!!

Here is the grouping of things I made using this brown colorway:

For my card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is SU (Thanks, Claudia!!), and the DP is all from the Be Merry Collection by Kaisercraft. Most of the panels were machine stitched. I used the darling little Santa Edwin, stamped him on Cryogen White, colored him with Copics and cut him out so that he is propped up and sitting on Peppermint which was colored with Copics and covered with Glossy Accents. Edwin and Peppermint are both now available at Magnolia-licious. For the horizontal I used two ribbons from the December Ribbon Club Assortment-- 5/8" Sheer Ruffle Edge Brown and 3/8" Satin with Grosgrain Edge Brown Narrow. In addition I used Magnolia Doohickey Tilda's Lace which is not available at Diana's right now but I am sure if you contact her she will let you know the status of this cute die. To finish the front I added some Chocolate Pearls, a candy cane dangle charm, and a Christmas Wishlist die cut from Kaisercraft.
On the first panel of the inside I used a double matted Christmas Wishlist and on the second panel I used a MINI Santa Edwin for the jotting spot. This same little darling was used on a couple of MS treat boxes to hold some flowers for my SWEET STUFF which you will see below!!!

WINNER...The winner of the Tilda with Fir SWEET STUFF is......

Dawn from the UK who said: Jacque I have been a follower for some time now & your cards never cease to amaze me. I am always inspired by anything you create. You are also very generous when it comes to giving away blog candy. You are truly a special person. x

Congratulations, Dawn!! Please contact me before Thursday, December 16 so I can get your surprise out to you right away.

SWEET STUFF...and now for some SWEET STUFF to celebrate the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!!!! Please leave a comment before Thursday, December 16 at Midnight if you would like to be eligible. Although it is not a requirement, I would love for you to become a follower and spread the word to your blogging friends. I hope you like the SWEET STUFF this time!!!

1 December Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon
1 MINI Santa Edwin
1 Treat Box filled with RED flat flowers
1 Treat Box filled with BROWN flat flowers
1 Paint Can filled with Chocolate Truffles

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!!!

Don't forget to drop by and say hello to Mister Blue Froggy to leave your name in for a wonderful surprise at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious. Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope you will come back often!!! It is always such a joy to know that you have visited!!! I hope you have a delightful week and until we meet again...be safe and happy!!! Big hugs for each of you!!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!!



Welcome to SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious for another opportunity to win a fabulous prize being offered by Diana at Magnolia-licious. Thank you so much for helping us to spread the word to all of your blogging and crafting friends about this marvelous surprise each Sunday!


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!!!! AND oh my goodness!!!! Diana has so many more new MINIS in-house for you to consider!!!! Be sure to check out MINI WORLD--they are such darlings!!!! 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. Of course, we will always appreciate it greatly if you would help us spread the word about SUNDAY SENSATIONS!!!!

Remember the closing is at midnight EST each Tuesday and the winner is announced on Wednesday!

GOOD LUCK!!!!!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Chef Tilda Cooks Gingerbread Boys at Friday Sketchers #132 AND Sweet Stuff!!!


Happy Saturday to each and every one of YOU!!! I hope you are having a marvelous weekend...stress free and relaxing!!! Gosh!! How many of us are unstressed at this time of year?!?!? lol But anyway, just try to enjoy your weekend!!!

This week at Friday Sketchers #132 we are hosted by the very talented Bea of Germany who has given us such a delightful sketch to use. Thank you so much, Bea!! It was so much fun!! This week there is a very nice prize provided by Motivet so we hope you will come on over and join with us so we can see your interpretation of the fun sketch!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and for the bronze matting, the dark green matting is PTI Pinefeather. The DP is the "Pepperkakefest" designs by 3ndypapir.no and all major panels are machine stitched. I used the sweet little Chef Tilda from Magnolia-licious, stamped her on Cryogen White and colored her with Copics. She doesn't appear to be available at the moment but her little MINI companion is available HERE. For the right panel I crimped a piece of bronze CS to resemble a cookie sheet and added gingerbread boy buttons for the cookies. The horizontal is Jute String Cocoa. Rather than the flowers on the sketch I used additional cookie making buttons and for the sentiment I used a "Baked With Love" button. I finished the front with gold beads to soften the corners.


The inside of the card is quite simple with the addition of a gingerbread boy and girl on the first panel and a gingerbread boy charm dangling over the jotting spot!

I hope you like my little card and will decide to join us over at Friday Sketchers this week! 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

NOTE: The Really Reasonable Ribbon Christmas Blog Candy has been announced...so jump over and see all the wonderful things you could win!!!

SWEET STUFF!!!...and now for a little touch of sweet stuff!! Hope you like it!!! Please leave a comment before Monday, December 13 at midnight if you wish to be eligible! That's all you have to do!! I would appreciate it if you would become a follower because I really enjoy seeing one of my devoted followers win and I want you to know when I have sweet stuff...but it isn't necessary. I would also appreciate your letting your blogging friends know, but that is not required either...Good Luck!!!


1 Making Memories Card Kit
1 Magnolia Sitting Mary Christmas
1 Magnolia Snowman with Star and Lantern
1 Roll MS Ribbon
1 Bottle Dew Drops
Several Snowflakes Ornaments

Thank you sincerely for dropping by to see what's happening in my little world! I do hope you will return often! It is such a joy to find out that you have visited! REMEMBER that at 12:01 Sunday morning we will have yet another SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious...so be sure to drop by and see Mr Froggy so that you will be eligible for the PRIZE!!! Until the next time...be safe and enjoy!!! Big hugs for ALL!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tilda with Fir at Just Magnolia and SWEET STUFF for YOU!!!!



Happy Friday everyone!!! Gosh, it is so exciting that I am making cards and enjoying the week!!! I hope that you are enjoying also!!! We have threats of freezing rain and snow on Sunday...but after all that is another time and another place!!! Isn't it???? lolol

Today I am showing you my Just Magnolia DT Sample Card and I hope you like it!!! We were merely asked to make a Christmas card so you are asked to do the same thing...So please come over and join with us with ANY Christmas card that you might have in mind with a Maggie!!! We would love to see your new posting of a Christmas card!!!!!

I used Bazzill for the base....all matting is PTI, and the DP is from the Let It Snow Paper Pack by K&Co. All major panels were machine stitched. I used the little darling Tilda with Fir from the new Merry Little Christmas Collection from Magnolia-licious and stamped her on Cryogen White and colored her with Copics. I added a touch of Liquid Applique to her coat and cap and also added gold beads for the buttons before placing Diamond Dust for the snow to ground her. For the horizontals I used 7/8" Red Organza and topped it with PTI New Leaf Satin. I added a Fir Charm from the top bow and gold beads to soften all of the corners.


I used the same papers for the inside, adding a large snowflake ornament to the first panel and for the jotting panel I used a Magnolia Christmas Text.

I hope you like my little creation and will let me know what you think!!!! I also hope you will get your little Maggies ready and will join us with your Christmas Card at Just Magnolia for a chance at winning a great prize!!!!

SWEET STUFF!!!!...The following Sweet Stuff is available for anyone who leaves a comment! I would love for you to let your followers know and I would appreciate it if you would consider becoming a follower of my blog but it is certainly not required! Please leave a comment before midnight, Sunday, December 12 to be considered!!!



1 Making Memories Holiday Card Kit-FaLaLa
1 Making Memories Embellishment Kit-FaLaLa
1 Martha Stewart Embossed Snowflakes Edge Punch
1 Pack of Wild Orchid Crafts Poinsettias
1 Magnolia Tilda with Fir Mini Stamp

Thank you so much for visiting me today and I hope you will come back often...remember that I will have a special surprise each Sunday from Magnolia-licious and nothing makes me happier than to share with you during almost every posting!!!! Tomorrow is my Friday Sketchers posting and there may even be a surprise for you then!!!! Have a delightful weekend and until we meet again, great big hugs....

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Delivering Gifts by Papilio...and WINNER!!


Happy Wednesday to everyone!!! I hope that all of you are enjoying the holiday season and are not getting TOO stressed out yet with all of the things that have to be done over the next several weeks. I have finally turned the corner and decided to make a little card for no real reason except that I needed to see if I had forgotten how to cut paper...lolol...one more week on medicines and no hospital was the best news I have had all week...smiles!!

For this little card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is SU, and the DP is "desember" by 3ndypapir.no. All major panels were machine stitched. This darling image is Papilio's Lida&Co-Delivering Gifts which was colored with Copics using the same colors from the DP children. The snow on the ground is Diamond Dust and the flakes are Star Dust Stickles. I also used a little touch of Liquid Applique on the cap. For the horizontal I used 1.5" Red Grosgrain ribbon and Totally Twill Moss Green to tie on a snowflake dangle. I used double snowflake ornaments on the upper left with moss colored rhinestones added. The front was finished with more rhinestones to soften the corners.

The inside of the card is VERY simple because I wanted alot of the cute DP to show. I did add a couple of MS snowflakes on the jotting spot! Isn't this paper from Norway just the sweetest????

WINNER...The winner of the Cookie Cutter Sweet Stuff is....

Stacie (craft-princess) who said...

Sounds like you better listen to your doc and take it easy!!! Your creation is adorable! Thanks for a chance to win! REST UP! Hugs! -Stacie

Stacie, please send me your mailing information before Saturday, December 11 so that I can get your prize out to you right away and you can get busy making cookies for all of us!!

Thank you all for dropping by and for checking up on me! I will have some more SWEET STUFF this weekend. I have spent alot of my cabin fever time going through all of this STUFF and have found so many duplicates, etc. that I want to share with you all!! How does that sound?!?! So drop back real soon and maybe there will be something you might like to have!!! Be safe and don't STRESS!! Big hugs!!!

WINNER of Sunday Sensations from Magnolia-licious!!



This week we had a total of 302 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--265 with Mr. Froggy and 37 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 of the $25 Gift Certificate to be used for a Tilda and an Edwin has been selected by random.org is.....

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

44
Timestamp: 2010-12-08 12:03:07 UTC


44. KatyBoo



Congratulations, KatyBoo!!! Please send me your email address right away so that we can make arrangements to get your Sunday Sensations 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, December 5, 2010

SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!!!



Welcome to SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious for another opportunity to win a fabulous prize being offered by Diana at Magnolia-licious. We want you to know how appreciative we are for your helping us to spread the word to all of your blogging and crafting friends about this marvelous surprise each Sunday!


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!!!! AND this is the first week where your options are even greater!!! THE MINIS ARE IN HOUSE!!!!! 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. Of course, we will always appreciate it greatly if you would help us spread the word about SUNDAY SENSATIONS!!!!

Remember the closing is at midnight EST each Tuesday and the winner is announced on Wednesday!

GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

WINNER!! WINNER!! WINNER!!

My sincere thanks to everyone who dropped by and left lovely comments on my Snowy Hug card. It is always such a joy to see you!!

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the 3 Spa/Crafting surprises!!

KarenB from Queensland, Australia who said:
*sigh* Your cards always make me smile. Thank you so much for brightening my day :)

Mariana from Buenos Aires, Argentina who said:
hi y love yours cards! an nice candy and this is the link http://handmadexmariana.blogspot.com/
thank you! marianne


Creativity with Dawn from Reynoldsburg, Ohio who said:
I love your purple card!! It is just beautiful. I would love a chance to win one of your sweet stuff prizes

Karen, Marianne, and Dawn, please contact me before Wednesday, December 8, so that I can get your surprises to you right away. Please specify the order of your color choices (RED PURPLE GREEN) in your email and I will select the color you will receive depending on when your email reaches me.

I hope that everyone remembers the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious after midnight tonight where yet another wonderful surprise will be offered right here.

Thanks again for coming by to check on me and I hope you will return often...Big hugs....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge-Anything But A Card...AND a WEE BIT OF SWEET STUFF!!!!



Happy Wednesday and welcome to December!!!! Where in the world does time vanish to??? I can't believe that we are now in the throes of the holiday season!!! But I will wander along with the rest of you!! lol

Today is the first day of the new Challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings blog and I hope you will join in with us this time!! The theme this time is to make anything but a card, using ribbon and reminiscent of WINTER!!!

I started with a little clear container of Wilton Christmas Cookie Cutters and removed all of the labels and proceeded to decorate the canister with several kinds of ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon shop. For the body of the canister and the handle I used Christmas Vertical Stripe Satin and a darling red snowflake grosgrain which I think must have been one of the specialty ribbons from the marvelous monthly Ribbon Club! For the front panel I used that sweet Kitchen Tilda from Magnolia-licious , stamped her on Cryogen White and colored her with Copics. I also added several gingerbread boy and cookie cutter buttons to her panel...which you can perhaps see clearer on the picture below. On the top of the canister I used several layered Nesties with a Large Poinsettia from Wild Orchid Crafts.



On one side of the canister I added a red whisk and tied it on with Red/White Twisted Rope and on the other side I added a gingerbread boy ornament and tied it on with Bakers Twine Cherry.

Gosh it would be fun if you would come and join us in the challenge. You could win one of 2 gift certificates! For all of the details and inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, come on over to Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings.

SWEET STUFF!!!!!!!........

And since I don't intend on baking Christmas Cookies, I would love to offer you a little touch of SWEET STUFF!!!! You can win this decorated canister, a Christmas Maggie, the rest of the set of Gingerbread ornaments, some Prima Poinsettias, some darling small red poinsettias from Wild Orchid Crafts, some red and green ribbons, and some red and green gems...How's that??? Just leave your comment before Saturday, December 4 at midnight.


Sorry I didn't take a pic of the SWEET STUFF this time BUTTTTTTTTT I am banished to bed rest until next week...Seems that my lungs were compromised by the chemo and radiation and I have picked up a bacterial infection which is causing asthmatic bronchitis and pneumonia.....heck that sounds like a horror story, doesn't it?? hahhaha So I can either follow doctor's orders (bahhhhhhh) or go to hospital...sooooo the funny part of this story is DO NOT USE COPICS IN BED when there is a chance of falling asleep!!!! I now have a lovely set of sheets with the most gorgeous B91-Pale Grayish Blue LARGEEEEEEE spot and one completely empty B91 Copic...hahahahahahah.

Anyway, hope you like my little creation and will come back and visit me again...Take care, breathe clean air, and enjoy the rest of your week. Sending you big Lysol-enriched hugs!!!!!

WINNER of Sunday Sensations from Magnolia-licious!!


This week we had a total of 258 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--226 with Mr. Froggy and 32 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 of the $25 Gift Certificate to be used for a Tilda and an Edwin has been selected by random.org is.....

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

149
Timestamp: 2010-12-01 09:28:22 UTC

149. Deb T.

Congratulations, Deb T.!! 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...I know when you see it that you will also be soooooo excited!!!!!