Wednesday, March 30, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



This week we had a total of 410 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--363 with Mr. Froggy and 47 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 3 darling MINIS from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

157. Jacqui P

Congratulations, Jacqui P !!! Please contact me before this Friday morning at 8 AM EST so that we can make arrangements to get your Sunday Sensations Surprise 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 week!!!See you back here on Sunday to share the next SUNDAY SENSATIONS from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!!

WINNER of SWEET STUFF!!

Hello, everyone, and a happy Wednesday to each of you!! Thank you all so much for your sweet and kind comments and for participating in the Maggie and Shabby Chic SWEET STUFF. Mr Random.org has selected the winner according to his usual randomness and the winner is.....

197. Hope C. and it looks like this surprise is going to Marietta, Georgia.

Congratulations, Hope!! Please contact me by email before Friday, April 1, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your package out to you right away!

I will be having a 2 year Blog Anniversary very soon and will have some more SWEET STUFF for you so stay tuned...smile....Have a great day!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wild Orchid Challenge



Happy Monday everyone!! Well the weekend is over and I hope yours was as delightful as mine was! Although it was rainy all weekend I didn't have to shovel it!!! Best wishes to you for a a magnificent day and a very good week!

Today begins the next challenge at Wild Orchid Challenge where there is a magnificent sketch by the inimitable Bev of All The Things I Love.

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 sketch for this challenge and you link back to Wild Orchid Challenge blog you will qualify to be in the draw for the fabulous prize given by Wild Orchid Crafts and IT IS UNBELIEVABLY LOVELY!!!!! NO back linking, new projects/cards only please. The cut-off time is Sunday, April 10 at 8PM UK time. So come on over and have a peek at the lovely DT samples and join in with us!! We would love to have you!!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting. The DP is from the K&Co Sweet Nectar Paper Pad and all background panels were machine stitched. I used the darling little Toadstool for Two from the latest release at LOTV. Aren't those the cutest bunnies ever?!?! The image was stamped on XPress It Blending Card, colored with Copics, adding a bit of Doodlebug Fluff on the cottontails, and cut out with double Nesties. For the horizontal I used a lovely Red Guipure Lace from WOC and a Ruby Red Double-faced Satin tied into a double flat bow and holding a couple of Pins from WOC. The floral treatment, resting on MS punched branches, is all from Wild Orchid Crafts: 35mm Trellis Rose, Cherry Blossom Stem Flowers, and Aster Daisies. The small computer-generated sentiment was cut out with a JustRite Spellbinder. Finally, I added Pearls to soften all of the corners.


I used all of the same papers, ribbon, pins, and lace on the inside of my card, adding a little bunny charm and a fold out envelope for the jotting spot.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join with us over at Wild Orchid Challenge this time!!!!

Thank you so much for coming by and I hope you will visit me often!!! Please remember to email me or write in the CBox if you have questions because often there is no way to respond to your questions through your comment. Also remember there is a bit of SWEET STUFF and SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious on my sidebar...so just click on them to throw your name in for the prizes! I hope you all have a beautiful week and until the next time I send big hugs your way!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



Happy Sunday and 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 three--yes 3 of the cutest MINIS!!!!! MINI Magic Tilda, MINI 60's Tilda, and MINI Bat Tilda!!! Are they not the cutest little darlings?!?!? AND oh my goodness!!!! What little precious munchkins there are in Diana's shop. A gazillion of the cutest MINIS and regulars!!!! A little bird just told me that the new Butterfly Dreams Collection is shipping as well as lots of other cuties to use for the upcoming Easter, Mother's day holidays...so jump over to Magnolia-licious and see what is awaiting you!!!

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!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gardening Time at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Happy Saturday everyone! Gosh what a wonderful week and I know the weekend is going to be just as marvelous...We are having rain BUT I know that gets all of the green and flowers ready to peek out...Gosh, it has been so pleasant here this week that all of the roses have new green leaves showing AND the little daffies are dancing around with all of the bright yellow!!! Is it really SPRING yet??? Methinks NOT!!! sighhhhhh

This week over at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we have something a little bit different for you - the challenge is BINGO, so eyes down girls and get playing! Choose 3 items that are in a straight line - horizontal, vertical or diagonal from the picture to the left and you can also add die cuts/punches. You can combine our challenge with any other challenges of your choice and as long as the main image on your creation is a hÄnglar & stÄnglar or Magnolia stamp you will qualify to be in the draw for one of the TWO fabulous prizes from 7 Kids College Fund and The Ribbon Girl. And remember NO back linking, new projects/cards only please. The challenge closes next Thursday, 31st March.

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting. The DP is from the very pretty Minuet Paper Pack by Memory Box and all background panels are machine stitched. Now for the diagonal GEMS--FLOWERS--RIBBONS & LACE (and some more stuff..lol) The image is resting on a Marianne Designs Doily which you can see peeking out on the upper left. The image is a darling little hÄnglar & stÄnglar watering can cutie which was stamped onto Cryogen White, colored with Copics, and sporting a paper-pieced top and hat ribbon. For the horizontal I used a natural cotton lace topped with an Ivory Diamond Satin Ribbon tied into a double bow using the Bow-Easy Tool and dangling some enamel/silver gardening tools. The floral treatment is resting on MS punched rose leaves and is from Wild Orchid Crafts: 25mm Open Roses and Aster Daisies. Finally I added a few pearls to soften the corners and an organza butterfly with another added pearl.



The inside is very simple so the butterfly paper could be seen...for the jotting panel I lightly stamped a mini of the same hÄnglar & stÄnglar image from the front...kinda a cute little thing, huh?!?

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join in with us at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge this week. Please pop over and see the magnificent DT cards this week right HERE!

Thank you all for dropping by today and I hope you will come by often! Remember that on Sunday we will have SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious which has a marvelous surprise for some lucky person!!! AND if you have not seen yesterday's SWEET STUFF you can either scroll down to the posting below or click on the picture on the right side bar!! Have a marvelous weekend and, until the next time, I send big hugs to each of you!!!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

SWEET STUFF and Sending Hugs at Friday Sketchers #147



A very happy Friday to everyone!!! Gosh, I hope your week was as marvelous as mine!!! Beautiful weather and lots accomplished!!! And now we are all at what will be a magnificently fun weekend!!!

This week at Friday Sketchers #147 we are hosted by the sweet and talented Jeanette from Canada who has given us a really fun sketch to use this week!! Thanks so much, Jeanette!! There is also a very nice prize this week given by My Favorite Stamps so come on over and join in with us! We would love to see your interpretation of this great sketch!!

For my DT Sample Card is Used Bazzill for the base and PTI for all double matting. The DP is from the Basic Grey Hopscotch Paper Pad and all background panels are machine stitched. I used a darling little hÄnglar & stÄnglar girlie, stamped her on Cryogen White, colored her with Copics, and paper-pieced her dress. Around the image I used a bit of Stempelglede grunge. I also used a metal cornerpiece from my stash. For the horizontal I used a wide grosgrain topped with Cameo Beige Vintage Seam Binding tied into a double flat bow. The floral treatment resting on MS punched branches is all from Wild Orchid Crafts: 25mm Open Rose, 15mm Open Roses, and Aster Daisies. The sentiment is from the Whimsy Stamps Friendship Ticket Sentiments cut out with the Ticket Die.

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The inside of the card is very simple because I wanted much of the DP to show this time.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to visit the Friday Sketchers blog and join in with us this week. Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Janneke, Jeanette, Tanja

SWEET STUFF!!! As I told you earlier in the week, I have a little touch of SWEET STUFF for my wonderful FOLLOWERS and I hope you like it!! In order to be eligible you must be a follower and leave your link with the Little Blue Froggy below! I would appreciate it alot if you would help me spread the word to your crafting friends and all Maggie lovers by placing a link on your blog! If you don't have a blog, please leave your email address in a comment. I also have a 2 year Blog Anniversary coming up really soon and I just can't wait to share with my FOLLOWERS then...smiles!!!! The closing for this SWEET STUFF is Monday, March 28 at midnight EST. Good Luck!!!!



1 Leaning Tilda by Magnolia
1 Romantic Window by Magnolia
1 Shabby Chic Journal
1 Pack of Matching Shabby Chic Note Cards
1 Set of Matching Shabby Chic Glass Magnets
1 Set of Matching Shabby Chic Tags
1 Matching Shabby Chic Hand Soap
4 Bunches of Mulberry Roses

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you will want to come back often! Tomorrow I will have my Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge posting and then the next day the SUNDAY SENSATIONS posting with a very exciting prize this week...so I hope you won't miss any of them!!! It is such a delight to know that you have visited!!! Sending a big hug to each of you!!!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!!



This week we had a total of 440 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--402 with Mr. Froggy and 38 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 Lovely Fence Doohickey Die from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

293. Rhonda Miller

Congratulations, Rhonda !!! Please contact me before this Friday morning at 8 AM EST so that we can make arrangements to get your Sunday Sensations Surprise 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 week!!!See you back here on Sunday to share the next SUNDAY SENSATIONS from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

WINNER and re-WINNER!!!!

Happy Monday, everyone! Just a couple of winners today!!! Thank you all so much for participating in these SWEET STUFFs and I can assure you that it is more exciting for me to offer you the chances! There will be more this week because I have been on the shopping trail...lolol So let's see what Mr. Random.org has done today!!!!!


The winner of the SWEET STUFF from the Whimsy Blog Hop is......

38. Jamie Larsen ...Congratulations, Jamie!!!







The first selected winner of this SWEET STUFF has not contacted me soooooo.... the new winner is....

176. Bobbi M ...Congratulations, Bobbi!!!





Jamie and Bobbi, please leave a comment here to claim your prizes and send me an email with your mailing addresses before Wednesday, March 23 at 8 AM EST so that I can get your SWEET STUFFs out to you right away...Hugs!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Sunday and 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 the absolutely gorgeous Lovely Fence!! Can you believe it???? Gosh, what an exciting prize this week!!!

It is not too early to be thinking of Easter cards, which is the next big holiday...Just click on Easter in the left sidebar at Magnolia-licious to see so many cuties you can use for this holiday! Also, please notice that Diana has all of the information for the Magnolia-licious Easter/Spring Extravaganza Contest outlined on her blog. Doesn't that sound like loads of fun!!!! In addition, the brand new Butterfly Dreams Collection is up for preorder...so you better rush fast because some of them are already on the next pre-order status!!!

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!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tilda Spreads Love at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and WINNERS!!!



Happy Saturday everyone!!! I hope you are starting a wonderful weekend!! It feels like real springtime here and I can't wait to get outside some tomorrow and see what's blooming!!! Hope that everything is looking up for you as well!!!

This week at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge the challenge is to create a project with "Your Favorite Color Combo" --just use whatever your personal favorite colors are together and create with them. You can combine our challenge with any other challenges of your choice AND as long as the main image on your creation is a hÄnglar & stÄnglar or Magnolia stamp you will qualify to be in the draw for a fabulous prize from Quixotic Paperie. And remember NO back linking--new projects/cards only, please. The challenge closes next Thursday, 24th March.

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the DP is all from the Victorian Romance "Blues" Paperblock by CreaMotion in the Netherlands. All panels are machine stitched. Little Tilda Spreads Love is from the You Are So Special Collection and is available at Magnolia-licious. She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding a touch of Star Dust Stickles to the lace. The image is resting on a Nellie Snellen Doily which is encircled with red heart buttons. For the horizontal I also used a matching Nellie Snellen Border, tied the panel with a red dotted ribbon and dangled a silver heart charm. The floral treatment, resting on MS punched branches, is all Wild Orchid Crafts: Calla Lily Stem Flowers, 25mm Open Roses, and 15mm Open Roses.



The inside is more of the same papers, dies, ribbon, buttons.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join in with us at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge this week. Please pop over and see the magnificent DT cards this week right HERE!

WINNERS...Thank you all so much for playing along with my SWEET STUFF and it won't be long before there is more right here. I have let Mr. Random.org make the decision for the winners and these are the winners he has selected....




The winner of this SWEET STUFF offered during the Whimsy Stamps Sneaky Peeks is.....

85. Kendra from New Hampshire in the US...Congratulations, Kendra!!!







And the winner of this SWEET STUFF offered during the RRR Blog Hop is....

233. mozanna who is maybe from Russia...Congratulations, Mozanna!!!



Kendra and Mozanna, please contact me before Sunday, March 20 at midnight EST so that I can get your surprises to you right away. If I don't hear from you by then, additional winners will be selected by Mr. Random.org

Thank you all for dropping by today and I hope you will come by often! Remember that on Sunday we will have SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious which has a marvelous surprise for some lucky person!!! Have a marvelous weekend and, until the next time, I send big hugs to each of you!!!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tilda and her Bunny Friend at Friday Sketchers #146



Gosh, we finally made it to Friday so a VERY Happy Friday to you! I hope you week has been a wonderful one and I just know you are all ready for a splendid weekend, no matter where you may be!!

This week at Friday Sketchers #146 we are hosted by the very talented Janneke who has designed a very fun and challenging sketch for us. We hope you will decide to come over and join in with us so that we can see your interpretation of Janneke's sketch and be in line for a wonderful prize from Cute Stamps and Cards.

Let me first tell you that I could NOT get the navy and blue colors on this card to photograph true to life so please just squint...lolol...For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and for all double matting; the DP is all from the Tea At Elsie's Collection by Kaisercraft. All background panels are machine stitched. I also used a MFT Doozy Doily behind the image. I used the darling little Tilda with Hanging Rabbit from the new Butterfly Dreams Collection which is all up for preorder at Magnolia-licious. Oh my goodness...they are so cute!!! She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding a touch of Glossy Accents to her boots and Liquid Applique to the bunny's tail!! For the horizontal I used a wide grosgrain and a tiny navy organza bow to dangle the FRIENDS charm which was a gift from my sweet friend Gunilla...thank you so much, sweetie!!! The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: Gardenia Stem Flower, Cherry Blossom Stem Flowers, 10mm Open Roses, and 4mm Closed Rosebuds. I also used WOC Pearls to soften the corners of the image.


The inside is very simple because I wanted the cute patterns of the DP to show alot.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to visit the Friday Sketchers blog and join in with us this week. Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Bea, Claudia, Janneke, Jeanette, Tanja

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you will want to come back often! Tomorrow I will have my Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge posting and WINNER announcement and then the next day the SUNDAY SENSATIONS posting with a very exciting prize this week...so I hope you won't miss any of them!!! It is such a delight to know that you have visited!!! Sending a big hug to each of you!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bunny Cupcakes at LOTV Challenge!!



Happy Thursday everyone! I hope your week is going exceptionally well and the weekend is quickly approaching! I am so ready to get outside and play some so I am hoping for wonderful weather and a Spring that is hurrying here!!

Today is Challenge 88 over at the magnificent LOTV Challenge Blog which happens each Thursday and I decided to join in with them this week. There is a really fun sketch by the inimitable Bev Rochester this week so I hope you will pop over and join in with us where the prize is a £10 voucher kindly provided by Lili of the Valley!

For my card I used the darling little Bunny Cupcakes from the latest release of the cutest little animals ever!! I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and all DP is from the Tilda Fruit Garden Paper Pad. The background panels are all machine stitched. The little bunnies were stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, adding Liquid Pearls to the cupcakes and Glossy Accents to the plates and cakestand. For the horizontal I used satin ribbons matching the mattings and tied a simple knot on the left side of the card.The sentiment is from the Dreamy Days Circular Sentiment Sheet and is placed on a rosette made with a TH die. The floral treatment is resting on MS punched branches; the beautiful two-tone pink flower is a Gardenia Stem Flower from Wild Orchid Crafts and I can't tell you where the daisies appeared from...lol...But be sure you see that cute little bunny hiding in the corner which is a button I added for a little whimsy...kinda cute I think!!!! Bet he is gonna sneak over for a cupcake, too!!!



The inside of the card is VERY simple because I wanted the floral pattern to be emphasized. On the first panel is a simple flat bow dangling a little silver teapot charm and on the jotting panel is another bow with a cupcake button.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join in with us at the LOTV Challenge Blog this week.

Thank you so much for dropping by to visit me today and I hope to see you again very soon. Have a marvelous day and happy crafting!!! Big hugs!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop with SWEET STUFF!!!!!





Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps March new rubber release BLOG HOP!


There are 13 fabulous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new wonderful dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 4 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more inspiration!

If you would like to participate in the hop and you arrived here first, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Crystal’s blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday March 16th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday March 23rd at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Also, we have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink* AND, I have a little SWEET STUFF for you here below!! That makes a bunch of candy for this hop!!!!

For my blog hop creation I used a Meljen's Design "Rainy Day Duckling" (which is also in my SWEET STUFF below):



I used Bazzill for the base, PTI for all matting and the DP is all from the October Afternoon Ducks in a Row Paper Pad. All of the background panels are machine stitched. The little duckling was stamped on XPress It Blending Card, colored with Copics, adding Glossy Accents for the rain. You can see that I stamped the umbrella twice so that it could be propped up for more dimension. It was first coated with Matte Accents and then I gave it highlights with Glossy Accents. For the vertical I used a dotted ribbon from PTI, adding a little yellow duckie button for a little WHIMSY!!! smiles!!!!



The inside is quite simple--on the first panel is just a double flat bow and on the second panel I used the wonderful, new "Double Scallop Border Die" and ribbon to hold the litte duckie journaling card with double flat bow. Of course I had to add some raindrops and splashes to this little duckie...lol

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to hop along with us today!!!

SWEET STUFF....But first a little touch of SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS to thank you for playing along with us today! All you have to do is be a Follower and add your info with the little Blue Froggy below and if you don't have a blog, just put your email address in a comment. The deadline for this SWEET STUFF will be Saturday, March 19 at midnight EST. I would appreciate your letting all of your friends know about the SWEET STUFF and the fun BLOG HOP, too!! Thank you all so much!!



2 newly released stamps from Meljen's Designs for Whimsy Stamps - Rainy Day Duckling ~ Little Puddle Duck
1 Martha Stewart Raindrops Edge Punch
4 packs of All That Bling Rhinestones
1 Pack of Raindrops and Splashes
8 Bunches of Mulberry Roses


So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Ann's Blog where I'm sure you will find a real beauty.

Thank you so much for dropping by to see me today!! It is always such a joy and I hope you will come back often! May your day be a fun-filled one and until we meet again, I send big hugs to you!!!



WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



This week we had a total of 411 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--370 with Mr. Froggy and 41 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 Lovely Romantic Lace Doohickey Die from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

274. ♥Jacilynn Dashwood♥

Congratulations, Jacilynn !!! Please contact me before this Friday morning at 8 AM EST so that we can make arrangements to get your Sunday Sensations Surprise 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 week!!!See you back here on Sunday to share the next SUNDAY SENSATIONS from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SWEET STUFF and Sneak Peek for Whimsy Stamps!!



And Here Ya Go!!!!



Oh Boy!!! Happy Tuesday and I am hoping your week has started out with a BANG!! Our clocks have all been re-set and we are all back in the swing of things...aren't we???? lol

I am so excited and humbled because the sweet and very talented Denise at Whimsy Stamps has invited me to show you a SNEAK PEEK and also to take part in her amazingly talented DT's Blog Hop tomorrow for the absolutely precious March release of Whimsy Stamps including sentiments and dies!!! Gosh...please come back and visit me tomorrow and I will direct you to the place to begin....soooooo exciting!!!! And so much SWEET STUFF along the hopping way!!!!

For my Sneaky Peeky card I used the cute, cute, cute "Celebrate Big" ellie by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps. You will see in my SWEET STUFF today that the stamp also includes the "celebrate big" sentiment. The base of my card is Bazzill, all matting is PTI, and the DP is from the Let's Party Paper Pad by Best Creations, also in my SWEET STUFF!!!! All background panels are machine stitched. The image was stamped onto Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding Glossy Accents to the balloon. When I think of elephants, I think of the circus so I had to make a BIG TOP using PTI ribbons and a checked button tied with twine...how did I do???? Does it look kinda like a circus tent??? I also used one of the Treasured Moments Sentiment Tickets, designed by Ann Vento at Raindrop Echo Designs, and cut out with the marvelous Ticket Die.



For the inside I used complementary festive papers. On the first panel I also used a darling star border cut out with a Marianne Design Creatables die which was a gift to me from the amazingly talented Christina. If you have never visted Christina, you should have a peek at her phenomenal work!! It is STUNNING!!! Thanks Christina!!! You will notice that I threaded the border with matching hot pink and turquoise ribbons. I also added a pocket for a gift card. The festive jotting panel only has a knotted ribbon.

SWEET STUFF!!!!...so today, let's celebrate little!!! Today's SWEET STUFF will hopefully make you remember the big RELEASE DAY tomorrow where there will be MORE and BIGGER SWEET STUFF all along the hopping way!!!! In order to be eligible for this Whimsy Celebrate Big SWEET STUFF all you have to do is leave your info with the little blue froggy below. If you don't have a blog please let me know in your comment and give me your email in the comment. The closing for this surprise is Thursday, March 17, at midnight EST. Good Luck and don't forget about tomorrow!!! Smiles and winks!!!



1 Whimsy Stamps Celebrate Big! which includes the ellie image and sentiment
1 6X6 Glitter Paper Pad-Let's Party by Best Creations
6 meters of matching Organza Ribbon
4 bunches of matching Mulberry Roses

Thank you so very much for dropping by to see what's happening in my world and I hope you will come back often! It is always such a joy to see that you have been here. Have a delightful day and mark your calendar for tomorrow...same time...same station...for a bit of WHIMSY!!!!! smiles!!! Until then, I am sending you a big hug!!!!


Monday, March 14, 2011

Tilda With Butterflies at Wild Orchid Challenge



Wishing a very happy Monday to all of you and hoping you had a marvelous weekend!! Just think...only 5 more days til the next one!! Our weekend was absolutely lovely so there was a little bit of outside work and play, too!!

Today is the new challenge at Wild Orchid Challenge and for this two weeks it's DIE-ing to PUNCH It Out!!!!!!! How exciting is that?!?! So please grab those punches and/or dies and join in with us. And as usual there is a marvelous prize provided by Wild Orchid Crafts...and before you even have a peek at the prize this time, I'm sure you all know that this shop has the most gorgeous flowers and other embellishments in all of Webland!!! They ship so quickly AND their customer service is magnificently amazing!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI, and the DP is from the K&Co Sweet Nectar Paper Pad. All background panels are machine stitched. As a part of the background I used a Waltzing Matilda die by Cheery Lynn to cut the lace doily. On the horizontal I used PTI ribbon to make 3 knots to add some texture. In addition I also used some MS butterfly punches which I beaded with WOC Rhinestones and glittered to emphasize the theme of the image. This sweet little Tilda With Hawaii Flower is from the Butterfly Dreams Collection at Magnolia-licious and although she is not available right now, she is on her way back very soon. She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding stickles to her lace and Prisma glitter to the butterflies. The floral treatment is resting on several fronds punched out with a Leone Em Pty Ltd punch, a marvelous gift from the wonderfully talented Christina...Thank you so much, Sweetie! The flowers are all by Wild Orchid Crafts: 25mm Open Roses , 20mm Open Roses, Aster Daisies, and 5mm Closed Rosebuds.



For the first panel of the inside I used another Waltzing Matilda Lace Doily with a double flat bow as well as another MS butterfly. For the jotting panel I merely used a double flat bow with a silver butterfly dangle.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join us over at the Wild Orchid Challenge this time. I would love for you to drop on over and have a look at the absolutely gorgeous creations which the DT has made for this challenge!

Thank you so much for dropping by!! It is always such a joy to see you here! On Tuesday I will be showing you a sneak peek from the March Release at Whimsy Stamps and on Wednesday, I will be participating in the Whimsy Blog Hop so I hope you will drop by to see what surprises I will have for you both days...smile!!!!So until we "see" each other again, I send a big hug your way!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!!

(If you are looking for the RRR Blog Hop and SWEET STUFF scroll down please!)




Happy Sunday and 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 the absolutely gorgeous Romantic Lace Border Doohickey Die!!! Can you believe it???? Gosh, what an exciting prize this week!!!

It is not too early to be thinking of Easter cards, which is the next big holiday...Just click on Easter in the left sidebar at Magnolia-licious to see so many cuties you can use for this holiday! Also, please notice that Diana has all of the information for the Magnolia-licious Easter/Spring Extravaganza Contest outlined on her blog. Doesn't that sound like loads of fun!!!!

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!



RRR March Bloghop with SWEET STUFF!!!!



Happy Sunday and welcome to the March 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 March Ribbon Club Assortment and they are so absolutely gorgeous and are so very SPRINGTIME!!! They are so cute and lovely---you can see them in my SWEET STUFF below!!!! I wanted to use all of the purple lusciousness BUT I settled on one ribbon and one lace....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 and one of the reasons to join!!

This month I made a different kind of card/box that I haven't made in quite a while--it holds 6 bars of chocolate and ties on the side. I used Bazzill for the base and all matting; and the DP is from the Floral Paper Stack by Wild Rose Studio. All panels are double matted and machine stitched. I used the absolutely darling image of Spring Swing by LOTV which was stamped on XPress Blending Card, colored with Copics, adding a bit of Doodlebug Crushed Velvet Flock on his cottontail! For the horizontal I used a gorgeous white cotton lace and a 5/8" purple ribbon, both from the March Ribbon Club assortment. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: 40mm Classic Sweet Rose, 25mm Open Roses, 15mm Open Roses, Aster Daisies, and Heather Stem Flowers. To soften all corners I added Self-Adhesive Pearls.



On the inside I used coordinating papers from the same stack, adding touches of the same lace and ribbon and adding a double bow made with the Bow Easy Tool. The sentiment is also from LOTV's For You Circular Sentiment Set, cut out with triple Nesties.



The back of the card/box was decorated with my personal stamp, a gift from an old friend.

SWEET STUFF...and now for some SWEET STUFF to celebrate the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!!!! Please leave a comment before Thursday, March 17 at Midnight EST if you would like to be eligible. If you do not have a blog, please note that in a comment as well as give your email address. Although it is not a requirement, I would love for you to become a follower and spread the word to your blogging friends about the Blog Hop and the SWEET STUFF. I hope you like the SWEET STUFF this time!!!



1 Martha Stewart Bunny Hop Edge Punch
1 LOTV Little Ballerina Stamp
1 March RRR Ribbon Club Assortment
8 Bunches of Mulberry Roses


And now your next stop along the Hopping Way is to visit a bit with 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 dropping by today and I hope you will come back often!!! It is always such a joy to know that you have visited!!! If you have any questions, please send me an email or jot in the CBox on the right sidebar, and I will respond quickly. So often I see questions in your comments and there is no email address for you so I can't respond...sorry.. I hope you have a delightful week and until we meet again...be safe and happy!!! Big hugs for each of you!!!!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Running Tilda at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and WINNER!!!!



Happy Saturday everyone!!! Are we ready for a wonderful weekend, or not???? Daylight Savings time begins for many of us this weekend...so I don't know whether to go to bed early or get up late...Maybe both!!!! lolol

This week at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we have a fun and exciting sketch by the very talented Bev of All the Things I Love and we would love for you to come over and join in with us. There are also two fabulous prizes being offered this week by Dies to Die For and Letraset!!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all matting; the DP is from the Julianne paper pad by K&Co. All background panels are machine stitched. I used the darling little Running Tilda from the Butterfly Dreams Collection at Magnolia-licious. She was stamped on XPress Blending Card, colored with Copics, adding a few Stickles to the flowers, Glossy Accents to her shoes, and Flower Soft to ground her. She was then cut out with double Nesties, resting her on a double Dizzy Doily by MFT Stamps. For the horizontal I used some gorgeous Natural Cotton Lace topped with PTI satin ribbon. The floral treatment is from Wild Orchid Crafts: Gardenia Stem Flower and Cherry Blossoms augmented by 2 cream Hat Pins. To soften the corners I used a Gold Filagree Metal Corner and Pearls.



On the inside I used papers from the same pad...on the first panel, another Dizzy Doily with ribbon tied into a bow to dangle a cute flower with butterfly charm and on the second panel a jotting spot surrounded by Doohickey Flourishes from Magnolia-licious, which I'm sure will be back in stock soon!

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join in with us at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge this week. Please pop over and see the magnificent DT cards this week right HERE!

WINNER
Thank you all so much for your sweet and kind comments and for playing along for this Xyron SWEET STUFF! Mr Random.org has selected....
237. Randi WS so it looks like this surprise is going to Norway!!! Congratulations, Randi!! Please send me your mailing information before Sunday, March 13 at midnight EST to claim the prize!!

Thank you all for dropping by today and I hope you will come by often! Remember that on Sunday we will have SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious which has a marvelous surprise for some lucky person!!! Also on Sunday we will have the RRR Blog Hop and I will have some SWEET STUFF for you as well as other candy on the blog hop way. And during the week there will be more SWEET STUFF as the new release at Whimsy Stamps is shared!!! So feel lucky and come on by!!! Hugs til the next time!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tilda in the English Garden at Friday Sketchers #145



Yippeeeee!! And Happy Friday Everyone!! I hope you have had a marvelous week and are just awaiting a splendid, fun-filled weekend! For those of you who observe Daylight Savings Time, this is the weekend....so gosh we lose an hour...that means, craft fast!!! lolol

This week at Friday Sketchers I am hosting with a sketch I designed and I certainly would love for you to come over and join in with us for the chance at a great prize from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base, the matting is all PTI, and the DP is from and old MM paper pad called English Garden--I actually hope my card reminds you of little Tilda in an old English garden...smiles!!! All panels were machine stitched. I used the darling little Tilda with Lace Jeans from Magnolia-licious. Although she does not show in the shop I'm sure she will be available as soon as Diana has the New Butterfly Dreams Collection in-house! It shouldn't be much longer now!! She was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, adding a touch of Star Dust Stickles to the lace, and cut out with triple Nesties. for the horizontal I used a luscious 7/8" Red Satin with Grosgrain Edge, tied it into a bow and dangles a double charm--rose and rose leaf. I wanted lots of miscellaneous flowers so it would look like little Tilda is getting ready to sniff or pick a flower or two. The floral treatment is from Wild Orchid Crafts: Poppy Stem Flowers, Aster Daisies, and Gypsophilia Stem Flowers. The little mini-flower garden at Tilda's feet contains a red star flower from my stash and the garden is grounded with a mixture of Flower Soft.



The inside is VERY simple using the same papers, ribbons, and poppies from the front.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to visit the Friday Sketchers blog and join in with us this week. Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Bea, Bev, Janneke, Jeanette, Rach, Tanja

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you will want to come back often! Tomorrow I will have my Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge posting and then the next day the SUNDAY SENSATIONS posting and the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop so I hope you won't miss any of them!!! It is such a delight to know that you have visited!!! Sending a big hug to each of you!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

LOTV Challenge - Say It With Flowers!!



A very happy Thursday to everyone! I hope you are moving right along in a fun-filled week...and just think!! It won't be long until the weekend! We are having so much rain and threats of flooding...BUT I am not complaining because I don't have to shovel rain!!!

Today is Challenge 87 over at the magnificent LOTV Challenge Blog which happens each Thursday. This week the theme is "Say It With Flowers" which is right up my alley!! What would I do without flowers, ribbon, and a few more things...lolol. Of course the image I have used is LOTV Gift Wrapped from the brand new collection of the cutest animals you have ever seen and can be found HERE. There are the cutest mice, bears, bunnies, kittens, and even a precious ellie in the collection!!! The image was stamped on XPress Blending Card, colored with Copics, adding a bit of Prisma Glitter and cutting it out using triple Nesties. The card base is Bazzill, the floral DP is from the Blueberry Hill paper pack by Papermania, and the gingham checks is from the Kitchengarden paperpad by Tilda. All background panels are machine stitched. For the vertical I used a 7/8" Pink Double-Faced Satin tied into a double bow. All of the floral treatment is from Wild Orchid Crafts: Small Flat Gardenia, 25mm Wild Roses, 20mm Open Roses, Aster Daisies, and 4mm Closed Rosebuds. To finish the front I added jeweled organza butterflies to the bow and to the bottom of the floral treatment.



The inside is very simple, using the same papers as the front. For the first panel I merely used the same ribbon with bows and on the jotting panel I only dangled a silver heart charm from the bow with silver cording.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join in over at the LOTV Challenge Blog where there is a fabulous prize this week from The Ribbon Girl.

Thank you so much for dropping by to have a peek into my world and I would love to see you again real soon! Tomorrow I will have my Friday Sketchers posting, on Saturday will be my Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge, on Sunday will be SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious and the RRR Blog Hop (LOTS OF SWEET STUFF this day!!!) AND next week I have been invited to give you sneaky peeks of the new Whimsy Stamps which will be released on Wednesday along with the traditional blog hop----and even more SWEET STUFF!!! Yipppppeeeeee!!! My favorite part!!! So be watching for that yummy stuff...wink!! Sending a big hug your way!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!!



This week we had a total of 395 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--356 with Mr. Froggy and 39 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 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

35. Carla Melo


Congratulations, Carla !!! Please contact me before this Friday morning at 8 AM EST so that we can make arrangements to get your Sunday Sensations Surprise 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 week!!!See you back here on Sunday to share the next SUNDAY SENSATIONS from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

LOTV NEW RELEASE!!!!!!

Bears and kittens and mice and bunnies and an ellie....OH MY!!!!!



It's just a matter of hours now before the New Release of the Lili of the Valley Animals Collection 2011 is available!! The stamps, all 18 of them, will be up and running at 9am UK time (3am EST) on Wednesday, the 9th of March. These are such cuties that you better grab them fast!!!!! You can click right HERE to get there FAST...but don't get there before me...PLEASE!!!!!