Saturday, April 30, 2011

New WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!



Since I have not heard from the first winner yet, I have selected the next winner of the Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious using Random.org. The new winner is.....

171. Leanne

Congratulations, Leanne!! Please contact me before Monday, May 2, at 8 AM EST so that we can get the Gift Certificate information out to you!

Remember that the next SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious will be posted right here on Sunday night at midnight EST and will run until Tuesday midnight EST with the winner announced on Wednesday. So be sure to watch the posting so you will know if YOU are the lucky winner!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Tilda with Hawaiian Flower at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Happy Friday to everyone! I hope that you are all safe, especially after the horrible storms we have had in the Southeast. Again Wednesday night I was up almost all night just waiting to see what the storm would be like and having my pillow and blankie ready to jump into the closet. Surely the weather will improve SOON!!!!!

This week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are hosted by the magnificently talented Dawny P who has given us the theme of BUTTONS, BLING, and BOWS...use any or all three!!! This week we have two wonderful sponsors who are providing some great surprises for two lucky winners---The Cutting Cafe and The Ribbon Girl. So come on over and play along with us with your buttons, bling, and bows!!!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all matting and the DP is from the Lilac Mist Paper Stack by Wild Rose Studio. All background panels are machine stitched. I used the darling Tilda with Hawaiian Flower from the Butterfly Dreams Collection at Magnolia-licious. She was stamped on XPress-It Blending Card, colored with Copics, and adding Star Dust Stickles to the lace on her dress and Prisma Glitter to the butterflies. She was cut out with triple Nesties and placed on a white paper doily, blinged with pink rhinestones. I also added some bling-y pink rhinestone swirlies by Recollection and a small pink organza butterfly. For the horizontal I used a lavender organza ribbon with double flat bow holding a 15mm Open Rose. The right corner floral treatment is also by Wild Orchid Crafts: more 15mm Open Roses, 25mm Open Roses, and 5mm Closed Rosebuds.


The inside is very simple this time using the same materials as the front of the card except for the Pink Gingham DP by MM which was a gift from the sweet and very talented Suzan. Thank you, Sweetie!! I just love it!!!!

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join with us over at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge!! We would love for you to even visit to see the beautiful DT cards this week.

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope you will return often!! Have a delightful weekend and I will certainly see you for SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious real soon, if not before. Don't forget to Hop Along at the Wild Orchid Crafts Blog Hop which ends on Saturday at Noon UK time. And if you haven't visited my Blog Hop posting, please scroll down for some WOC SWEET STUFF. Sending big hugs your way!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wild Orchid Crafts BLOG HOP introducing the NEW Classic Colour Range Roses AND SWEET STUFF!!!!



Happy Wednesday everyone!! I hope that everything is wonderful in your world! I have been so excited for this day because the DT at Wild Orchid Crafts is having a marvelous Blog Hop to introduce the NEW Classic Colour Range Roses to the world!!! These new mulberry roses are a mixture of vintage and soft, faded colors!!! I'm sure all of you know about the magnificent quality and selection of ALL products at Wild Orchid Crafts as well as the very personalized customer service from Paul and Siri at WOC. Well, this range of roses certainly lives up to those high expectations!!! THEY ARE GORGEOUS!!!!! You can see samples of them in the blog hop's grand prize pictured below as well as in my SWEET STUFF at the bottom of this posting!



So Welcome to the WOC Blog Hop!!! If you have arrived here from Elsi's Blog, you are on the right track. But if you have arrived here first, you will need to start the fun Blog Hop at Bev's Blog! And you don't want to miss any of the stations because you will find some lovely surprises for you all along the hopping way!! Be sure to end your hopping at the Wild Orchid Crafts Blog so you will be in for the wonderful Grand Prize pictured above!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting; the DP is from the Julianne paper pack by K&Co. The sweet image is LOTV Best Friends which was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, adding a few Waterfall Stickles to the flowers, and cut out with triple Nesties. For the horizontal I used some lovely Natural Cotton Lace and some jute ribbon tied into a bow. The flowers are all from the new Classic Colour Range Roses at Wild Orchid Crafts. To finish the front I added Filigree Metal corners and Self-Adhesive Pearls.



The inside is more of the same with the addition of a couple of metal floral buttons.

And now, you know that I can't participate in a blog hop unless I offer a little SWEET STUFF....so here ya go!!!!

SWEET STUFF: I love to offer SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS so I hope you like this very special selection of marvelous goodies from Wild Orchid Crafts. FLOWERS and LACES!!! What could be more wonderful?! Please leave your info with the little Blue Froggy before Saturday, April 30, at Noon EST. If you don't have a blog, please put your email address in your comment! I would love for you to share this posting with your blogging friends but it certainly is not required. Thank you everyone!!! AND Good Luck!!



AND now I send you along on your hopping way to the marvelous blog of Jacqui where I know you will find some real gorgeousness!!!

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you will come back often and I really hope you enjoy the fun and exciting Wild Orchid Crafts Blog Hop and seeing all of the NEW lovely Classic Colour Range Roses!!! Have fun and Good Luck!!! Hugs!!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



Sorry I am a bit late with this posting but I have had computer problems galore!! They will drive ya completely NUTZ!!! This week we had a total of 366 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--328 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 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

160. Malin E

Congratulations, Malin!!! 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, April 25, 2011

Wild Orchid Challenge, WINNER, and NEWS!!!



Happy Monday evening!! I hope you all had a marvelous holiday and are beginning a splendid week! I am finally able to make this posting...sorry I am a bit late but computers sometimes just do not cooperate...sigh!!!

This week the Wild Orchid Challenge is White + 2 colours with a Twist – please use/feature roses on your project either as an embellishment or on the papers/image. We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with. All entries must have at least one WOC product on it and you can combine our challenge with no more than 2 other challenges. So come on over to the challenge blog and join in with us for your chance at a marvelous prize from the wonderful Wild Orchid Crafts.

For my DT Sample Card, I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the DP is by Colorbok. All background panels are machine stitched. The darling little hÄnglar & stÄnglar girl, from the Sailor Kids collection, was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics. Her clothing, shoes and hairbows are paper-pieced with MM Pink Dots. She was then cut out with triple Nesties. For the horizontal I used a pink double-faced satin ribbon tied into a bow and topped with an organza butterfly by CreaMotion. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: Gardenia Stem Flowers, Hybrid Tea Roses, and Long Stem Stamens. WOC Pearls soften the corners.



For the first panel on the inside I used the same ribbon, another organza butterfly and some GORGEOUS Guipure Lace from WOC. For the jotting panel I used the lattice circle diecut trimmed with more WOC Pearls.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join with us over at the Wild Orchid Challenge.

WINNER
Thank you all so much for dropping by and for leaving such sweet comments for this SWEET STUFF, especially since all of the PINK STUFF is so important to me. Mr. Random.org has selected.....

163. Lisa M

Congratulations, Lisa!! Please contact me before Thursday April 28, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your prize out to you right away!!

NEWS...NEWS...NEWS!!!!
On Thursday, April 28, starting at Noon UK time, we will be having a MARVELOUS Wild Orchid Crafts BLOG HOP and there are so many lovely prizes available that you will NOT want to miss it!!! The DT will be showcasing many new and GORGEOUS products which will be available for purchase for the first time on that same day!!! The Blog Hop will run from the 28th until Noon UK time on Saturday, April 30, with the Grand Winner drawn on Saturday evening!!! So I'm sure you will want to mark this exciting date on your calendar so you don't miss it!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope you will want to come by often! Have a wonderful week!! Big hugs!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



Happy Easter 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 a $15 Gift Certificate to be used for any stamps which are in stock at the Magnolia-licious store. Have a look to see what you might select!!!! AND oh my goodness!!!! What little darlings there are in stock at Diana's shop. ...so jump over to Magnolia-licious and see what is awaiting you there!!!

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!


Friday, April 22, 2011

Bunny Tilda Wishes you a Happy Holiday at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Happy Good Friday and hopefully you are having a marvelous week!! And a very happy holiday to you and yours if you are celebrating this weekend! It is rainy here today BUT there are projections for a delightfully warm, sunny weekend!! Yippppeeeee! My wise grandmother always said, "no planting flowers til after Mom's Day (USA)", but I just can't wait that long!! I already have loads of flowers and herbs just waiting to be thrown in the ground and in pots...lol...Of course EVERY year I have to re-plant because I didn't listen!!!

This week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are hosted by the magnificently talented Dena who has designed a very fun sketch for us! We are being sponsored by All The Scraps and they have provided a very nice prize for some lucky winner!! So come on over and play along with us using the fabulous sketch!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and matting. The DP is MM Pink Gingham, and a Vintage Easter paper. The background panels are machine stitched and you will notice that this time I only used single matting which is a very different look for me! For the square element behind the image I used a white doily placemat and cut it down to fit the image. Bunny Tilda from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, and cut out with double Nesties. I used PTI Blush Pink satin ribbon for the horizontal to anchor the tiny floral/pearl swirl from Recollections.



For the inside I dangled a cute Easter charm from the bow on the first panel. On the jotting panel I simply made a lace trimmed pocket for the matching bunny tag which also uses a bit of lace and a pink gingham button tied with pink/white baker's twine.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join with us over at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge!! We would love for you to even visit to see the beautiful DT cards this week.

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope you will return often!! Have a delightful weekend and I will certainly see you for SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious real soon, if not before. Sending holiday hugs your way!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SWEET STUFF at a Special Belles 'n Whistles Posting!!!



A very happy middle of the week to everyone!!! Gosh I am glad to be back in the land of my Cyberian buddies!! I can't believe how important my computer has become to me and how much I missed all of you these past several days!! But hopefully all tornados will stay with the Wizard and finally we can really see some SPRINGTIME!!!! When I heard more severe thunderstorms for today, I almost cringed!!!!! Anyway...Guess I better tell you all that my appointment at the Cancer Center HAPPENED...lol...and lo and behold my Vitamin D level is still low AND the tumor marker has had no change...but what do they know??? I say I am feeling as GRRRRRRREAT as Tony the Tiger!!! So there!!!!

This posting has a very special place in my world of blogging and is one of my special 2 year blog anniversary postings!! Many of you are aware of my experience with breast cancer and followed me from the finding out moment to the present. I can also tell you that Summer and her DT members at Belles 'n Whistles were so supportive of me in so many ways!! I will always be so thankful for them!!!! The lovely Summer at Belles 'n Whistles introduced The Snowbabies Collection...a collection with a CAUSE! And from the BnW website: 10% of the proceeds earned from sales in this collection will be donated to Breast Cancer Research in honor of our dear friends, Jacqueline Beddingfield and Elise Dinolfo. Help support this worthy cause to help increase awareness of the importance of early Breast Cancer detection! Thank you so much, Summer and the BnW DT!!!!! Big hugs for all of you!!! You will see that I bought 4 stamps from this collection to put in this SWEET STUFF below!!!!!

I made a little criss-cross card with a pull-out panel for jotting a note...and crazy me forgot to take a picture of the pull-out card...but you can see the top of it in the picture. The image I used is my favorite Belles 'n Whistles sweetie called WISHES....gosh, what a wonderful thought!!! The base is Bazzill, the matting is PTI, and the DP is from a Vintage Rose paper pack. The image was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, cut out free-form and placed on double Nesties. The double bow at the bottom is Coral Grosgrain topped with light Peach organza. The floral treatment resting on MS punched branches are all from Wild Orchid Crafts: Cherry Blossom Stem Flowers, Aster Daisies, 25mm Open Roses, 5mm Closed Rosebuds, and 4mm Closed Rosebuds. For the top of the pull-out card I also used some Moss Green Leaves trim for the base of more Aster Daisies and Rosebuds.

SWEET STUFF...and now a little something special for all of my FOLLOWERS!!! You all are the very best!!! I hope you like what I have put together for you this time because as you can see, there are many things in the SWEET STUFF that have a BIG IMPORTANCE to me!!! Please leave your info with the little Blue Froggy before Saturday, April 23, at midnight EST. If you don't have a blog, please put your email address in your comment! I would love for you to share this posting with your blogging friends but it certainly is not required. Thank you everyone!!! AND Good Luck!!



1 Komen for the Cure PINK Desk Calculator
1 Making Memories Hullabaloo Mini Book Kit
3 Pairs of Breast Cancer Research Sport Socks
1 Roll of Pink Ribbon
2 Yards of Pink Leaf Trim
1 Belles 'n Whistles Merry Sledding Snowbaby
1 Belles 'n Whistles Peek-A-Boo Snowbaby
1 Belles 'n Whistles Snow Gear Snowbaby
1 Belles 'n Whistles Snow Fight Snowbaby

Thank you so very much for coming by today and I hope you will want to drop by often!! It is always such a joy to find out that you have been by to see me!! Have a lovely rest of the week and big hugs until we meet again!!!


WINNER...WINNER...WINNER!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone!!! Gosh what a mess!!! I'm sure that many of you have heard of the devastation in North Carolina last weekend...well I am in NC but I am in the western part of the state...and although no tornados, we still had severe thunderstorms, lots of wind, loads of water and flooding, and my computer suffered along with the mess!! But I think Bell South, my provider, has finally helped me clear up many of the problems so it is wonderful to be back...I just feel so far behind! It is amazing how we have come to depend on these crazy machines so much...lol

First thing today, I want to name the winners of the 3 SWEET STUFFs and then get down to business with a special posting and some more SWEET STUFF later in the day!!! I intended to do this on Saturday before the INTERRUPTION...so here goes!!! My sincere thanks to each of you for dropping by during the blog hops and postings!!




The winner of this Whimsy Blog Hop SWEET STUFF is....


182. Sandra Veiga






The winner of the RRR Blog Hop SWEET STUFF is.....

34. Laetitia






The winner of this SWEET STUFF is....

190. Linda Hughes



So it looks like these SWEET STUFFs are on their way to Brazil, the UK, and to South Carolina in the US!!!! Congratulations to Sandra, Laetitia, and Linda!!! Please contact me by email before Friday, April 22, at midnight EST so that I can get your packages out to you right away!!

Will be back very soon so keep your peepers on the lookout!! Hugs to each one of you!!!

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



This week we had a total of 395 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--358 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 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

133. Theresa P

Congratulations, Theresa !!! 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!!

Sunday, April 17, 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 a $15 Gift Certificate to be used for any stamps which are in stock at the Magnolia-licious store. Have a look to see what you might select!!!! AND oh my goodness!!!! What little darlings there are in Diana's shop. A little bird just told me that there are loads of MINIS in house as well as lots of 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!


Friday, April 15, 2011

Tilda with Straw Hat at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge!!!



Happy Friday to everyone!!! I hope you have had a magnificent week and are ready for an even better weekend!! Aren't weekends always better??? This may just be a great weekend for some planting and digging in the dirt!!! Wooohoooo!!!

This week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are celebrating our 2 year Anniversary with a BIRTHDAY theme and would love for you to have a peek at the marvelous submissions by the DT and then decide to join in with us where there is a MAGNIFICENT prize from one of our AMAZING Sponsors, Simon Says Stamp! You can combine our challenge with any other challenges of your choice and as long as you have followed the Birthday theme and the main image on your creation is a hÄnglar & stÄnglar or Magnolia stamp you will qualify to be in the draw for the fabulous prize. And remember NO back linking; new projects/cards only please. The challenge closes next Thursday, 21st April.

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and for all double matting--the backgrounds are all machine stitched. The floral DP is from Lilac Mist and the gingham is from the Gorgeous Ginghams, both collections from Wild Rose Studio. I have also used the darling little Tilda With Straw Hat from the new Butterfly Dreams Collection at Magnolia-licious and it is available!!! This is one cutie that can be used for so many occasions!! She was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, adding a bit of Prisma Glitter to the butterfly and Star Dust Stickles for some additonal sparkle, before cutting out with triple Nesties. For the horizontal I used a pink grosgrain topped with a sparkly purple ribbon with bow tied into a double flat bow before adding a couple of Hip Rosebuds from WOC. The lovely Lace is also from WOC. The upper floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts also: 40mm Trellis Rose, 25mm Open Roses, Poppy Stem Flowers and more Hip Rosebuds. The circular sentiment is a brand new LOTV Clear Additions which is now available in the LOTV shop...gosh there are so many new stamps in this range!!! After stamping the sentiment, I added a touch of coloring with Copics and added some Rhinestones. The front was finished with Pearls to soften the corners.



On the inside I used a gingham square in the center of the first panel to anchor the bow and dangling silver heart charm. On the second panel I used another sentiment from the A5 Verses sheet, adding tiny Rhinestones to the corners of the jotting panel.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to show us your birthday themed card/project over at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge! Thank you so very much for dropping by today and I hope you will come by often! Tomorrow, Saturday, I will have WINNER, WINNER, WINNER and on Sunday we will again have a marvelous surprise at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious. Hope you have a wonderful day and until the next time, I send BIG HUGS!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop and SWEET STUFF!!!

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE RRR BLOG HOP/SWEET STUFF AND THE WINNER AT SUNDAY SENSATIONS POSTINGS





Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps April 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 and GDT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 5 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 didn't arrive here from Erin's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Annika’s blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday April 13th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday April 20th at noon EST.


For my blog hop creation I used Little Fairy Friend by Meljen's Designs flying over the ladybug trail...but GOSH, she has already caught one!!!! She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding Prisma Glitter to her wings and swirls and a bit of Glossy Accents to the little ladybug she is holding. The base of the card is Bazzill, all matting is PTI, and the DP is MM Gingham (Thanks, Suzan!!!) and Victorian Romance "Blues" by Creamotion. For the horizontals I used double faced satin ribbon tied into double flat bows. The floral treatment is from Wild Orchid Crafts: Poppy Stem Flowers and Aster Daisies. The ladybugs on the trail are buttons.


The inside is very simple with more of the same from the front--papers, ribbons, bows, ladybugs. On the first panel I dangled the cutest little ladybug charm---and it's a BLUE ladybug...matches the DP but I don't think ladybugs come in BLUE...lolol On the second panel I used one of the new Everyday Mini Postage Stamps cut out with the Mini Postage Die, both from Raindrop Echo Designs. I have included a set of the postage stamps in my SWEET STUFF below...smiles!!!

SWEET STUFF...Gosh!! If it's a Blog Hop, there has to be some SWEET STUFF on my blog, too!!! So...same rules as always...just leave your info with the little Blue Froggy below. If you don't have a blog, make sure your email is in a comment! The cut-off for this SWEET STUFF will be Friday, April 15, at midnight EST. I hope you like it!! GOOD LUCK!!!



1 Whimsy Everyday Mini Postage Stamps SET from this new release
1 Whimsy Cupcake Bliss from this new release
3 Packs of Prima Flower Sets
15 Different Printed Ribbons/Trims

I hope you have enjoyed my little creation and will continue the hop by hopping on over to Marley's blog.

Thank you so very much for your visit today and thanks for hopping along with us today! We hope you enjoy the new release! Please come back often--it is always such a joy to "see" you here!! Enjoy your day and until the next time, I send big hugs!!


WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



This week we had a total of 415 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--379 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 3 darling MINIS from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

210. Beth Babcock

Congratulations, Beth!!! 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!!

RRR April Blog Hop and SWEET STUFF!!!!



Happy Wednesday and welcome to the April Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon! This is my last Blog Hop with RRR and I would like to thank all of my followers for the support you have given me and Bonnie's shop while I have been a member of the RRR DT. It always made me so happy to see so many of my faithful followers over on the roll at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings site!

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 April Ribbon Club Assortment (which you will see in my SWEET STUFF below) and they are so absolutely gorgeous and are so very SPRINGTIME!!! 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!!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the DP is from the Lilac Avenue Collection by Kaisercraft. All background panels were machine stitched. I used the absolutely darling LOTV Dandelion Clock,stamped her on Cryogen White, colored her with Copics and added touches of Prisma Glitter and Doodlebug Crushed Velvet, then cut her out with triple Nesties. For the horizontal I used 2 ribbons from the April Ribbon Club Assortment: 5/8" Lavender Diamond Satin and a tiny little yellow dotted satin. I made stacked bows using the Bow Easy Tool to dangle the lovely angel made with love charm which was made by the very talented Gunilla who has them for sale on her blog! The floral treatment is all from Wild Orchid Crafts: 45mm Open Rose, 25mm Open Roses, and Heather Stem Flowers. The front was finished with WOC Pearls .


The inside is very simple with a Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Tag stamped with a sentiment from the new LOTV Clear Additions Range which will be available in the LOTV shop on Thursday, April 14.

SWEET STUFF...and now for some SWEET STUFF to celebrate the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!!!! Please leave your information with the Little Blue Froggy before Friday, April 15 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. I hope you like the SWEET STUFF this time!!!



Lavender Pail with 3 Spa Goodies
4 Bunches of Mulberry Roses
1 Jar of Purple Daisy Doodles
1 RRR April Ribbon Club Assortment
1 LOTV Love Grows Stamp

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 ...be safe and happy!!! I hope you will drop by later in the day for the Whimsy Blog Hop where there are loads of surprises for you!!! Big hugs for each of you!!!!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

SWEET STUFF, WINNER, and Whimsy Sneaky Peeky!!!!



Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope that you are all having a wonderful week and are safe!! We are under tornado warning again with predictions of severe thunderstorms so I am typing that FAST!!!!!

I am indeed honored and humbled that Denise at Whimsy Stamps has invited me to give a sneaky peek of the New April Rubber Release at her shop and to participate in the marvelous BLOG HOP on Wednesday!!! Gosh, there are so many wonderful prizes that I'm sure you don't want to miss it!!!!

For my card, I used Bazzill for the base and for all matting and the background panels are machine stitched on the outside and the inside. The DP is from the Sassafras Ellie's Tale Wee Bundle. I used the darling little A Curious Little Fairy from the Whimsy Meljens Design Collection and I wonder what she is looking for??? She was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, adding a touch of Prisma Glitter and Star Dust Stickles to wings and things, and cut out with double Nesties. For the vertical I used a MS border punch and a satin ribbon with double flat bow. For the sentiment I used the Double Scallop Tag Die which is new in this April Release, adding several WOC Rhinestones. The cute tag also dangles a silver toadstool. To finish the front I used Cherry Blossom Stem Flowers and 15mm Open Roses, as well as more rhinestones to soften the corners.

On the inside I used the same DP and it is quite simple...BUT I did show you what the little fairy was searching for...the Fairy Toadstools from the new release!!!!

I hope you like my little card and will decide to join us at Whimsy on Wednesday, April 13, for the magnificent Blog Hop to celebrate the new release!!!

WINNER OF SWEET STUFF

Thank you all so very much for always dropping by and for leaving such sweet and kind comments about my playstuff!!! But Mr Random.org makes these decisions for all of us....soooo...the winner of the Spa/Maggie SWEET STUFF is.....

224. Janie Printz

Congratulations, Janie!! Please contact me before Thursday, April 14 at 8 AM EST so that I can get your package to you right away!!!

Whimsy SWEET STUFF...and now for a touch of Whimsy New Release SWEET STUFF...Gosh!!! This is so much fun!!! I hope you like this wee touch of goodies because these Whimsy stamps, from the new April release, are just like the ones I have used for my card this time!!! And all of my FOLLOWERS know that all they have to do is leave their info with the little Blue Froggy...if you don't have a blog, all you have to do is leave your email in a comment below. I will close this one on Thursday, April 14 at midnight EST....Who is going to help keep me straight with the SWEET STUFF this month??? lolol



1 New Release Whimsy Curious Little Fairy
1 New Release Whimsy Fairy Toadstools
4 Packs of Shabby Chic Rhinestones
8 Bunches of Mulberry Roses
Handful of Charms

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you will come by often. Remember that SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious ends at midnight on Tuesday...I will be participating in a RRR Blog Hop on Wednesday early,early with SWEET STUFF...and a Whimsy Blog Hop at Noon on Wednesday with MORE SWEET STUFF...and then I am going to get down with more of my Blog Anniversary SWEET STUFF...whew!!!! Have a great day and until the next time, big hugs for each of you!!!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge and more WOC at RRR!



Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are moving into a great week. We had a gorgeous weekend except for the hail, rain, tornado warnings, and thunderations on Saturday night. My yard looked like a blizzard had come through after the hailstorm!! lol But then yesterday it was 80 (27C) which was a pleasant visitor!!

Today begins the new challenge over at Wild Orchid Challenges where the theme this time is WINGS, which you can interpret any way you wish!! As always we are sponsored by Wild Orchid Crafts who has one again provided a magnificent prize for the lucky winner!!! Please note that, beginning with this challenge on, all entries must have at least one WOC product on. You can combine our challenge with no more than 2 other challenges and you must link back to the Wild Orchid Challenge blog. NO back linking AND new projects/cards only please.

First, let me apologize for the picture of my project...I tried taking a pic inside, outside, all over the neighborhood, as well as with and without a light tent and I got worse and worse results...I can promise you that in my hand the pinks are all the same shades and the flowers are from the same package...must have something to do with feathers....eeeeeeek!!! But I made a little metal chair into a "wing back frou-frou rose chair" to be used as a table centerpiece. I really like the finished THING but I hate the pictures of it!!!! hahah For the base I used a sweet little pink gingham DP by MM which was a gift from Sweet Suzan...thanks so much, sweetie!!! I used pink feathers to make the wing back (lol), a pink pleated grosgrain ribbon for the skirt, added some pink organza ribbon bows, a bit of tulle, before adding all of the roses from Wild Orchid Crafts: 25mm Wild Roses, 15mm Open Roses, 10mm Open Roses.

The pictures of the back of the chair are a bit closer to real life...lol...you can see that at the very top of the chair I also added a pink feathered and glittered hummingbird.

Now onto a happier note--or at least happier pictures!!!!....I also made a Memento Shadowbox for the wedding themed week at RRR Ramblings which can be used to place all of the special little things in it for safekeeping and display...garter, invitations, favors, etc. I borrowed this invitation from my local engraver for photo purposes and NO, I do not know these particular Smiths and Joneses!!! lolol...The fabric covered box was decorated on the top with 40mm Trellis Roses, 35mm Trellis Roses, and 25mm Open Roses along with some satin leaves, and a few baubles from my stash.


On the inside of the box which is lined with a cream satin, I have used cream pleated satin trim with 10mm Open Roses in each of the corners. On the back of the box are black satin hangers which allows hanging it in either direction.



I hope you like my little creations and will decide to join in with us this week at the Wild Orchid Challenge to show us how you interpret WINGS!!!!

Thank you all so much for dropping by--it is always such a joy to see you here! I will be back a bit later today or early tomorrow with a WINNER for the SWEET STUFF which ended last night. Have a beautiful day!!! Hugs for each of you!!!

Sunday, April 10, 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 sweetest stamps---one regular and 2 MINIS!!!!! These are all so cute!!! Regular Sized Window, MINI Congratulations Text, MINI Tilda with Spring Bundle are this week's special prize!!! If you haven't checked out all of the Easter related regular and MINI stamps that Diana has available right now, just pop on over to Magnolia-licious and click on the HOPPY EASTER/SPRING and EASTER buttons on the left side bar at the shop. So many cuties and so little time!!! lol

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, April 9, 2011

NEW WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



Since I have not heard from the first winner yet, I have selected the next winner of the darling little MINIS from Magnolia-licious using Random.org. The new winner is.....

5. Becca Fabozzi

Congratulations, Becca!! Please contact me before Monday, April 12, at 8 AM EST so that we can get the MINIS out to you!

Remember that the next SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious will be posted right here on Sunday night at midnight EST and will run until Tuesday midnight EST with the winner announced on Wednesday. So be sure to watch the posting so you will know if YOU are the lucky winner!

Friday, April 8, 2011

SWEET STUFF and a Darling Tilda at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge!!!



Happy Friday to everyone!!! And I am so happy you have dropped by!! I hope you have had a delightful week and are looking forward to an exquisite weekend. We are supposed to have some nice weather so I can soak up some Vitamin D and do some inventory out in the yard and maybe even supervise a little bit...smile!!! Gosh, my next SURVIVOR appointment is April 19th so let's blow them away...want to?????

This week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge the very inspirational Bev is hosting and we have a really fun sketch by Kathy to play with and I hope you will decide to come over and join in with us!!! You can combine our challenge with any other challenges of your choice and as long as we can see all of the elements of the sketch and the main image on your creation is a hÄnglar & stÄnglar or Magnolia stamp you will qualify to be in the draw for the fabulous prize. And remember NO back linking; new projects/cards only please. The challenge closes next Thursday, 14th April and the fabulous prize is sponsored by the lovely Susanne from Embellishments DE with a splendid prize of a €15,00 voucher to spend in their store.

For my DT Sample Card following the sketch, I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting. All of the DP is from the Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Paper Pad and all panels are machine stitched. I used Tilda with Flower Pot from the new Butterfly Dreams Collection at Magnolia-licious. I think she is the cutest thing in her duster coat!! She was stamped on XPress It Blending Card and colored with Copics, adding a touch of Spica and Stickles to the butterflies and flowers. The image was double matted and placed on a paper doily. The vertical is edged with a lovely lace which was a gift from sweet Suzan...thanks, Sweetie...I just love it!! For the horizontal I used Pink Tulip Vintage Seam Binding Ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts which I tied into a quadruple bow and topped it with a small gold heart. The floral treatment is also from WOC: a Gardenia Stem Flower, Aster Daisies, and Hip Rosebuds. The front is finished with WOC Pearls.



For the first panel on the inside, I repeated the vertical from the front and dangled a gold heart charm from the double bow. On the jotting panel I merely added a seam binding swag held with 3 vintage looking buttons. The message can be written on the DP since it is so light in color and unbusy in design.

I hope you will like my little creation and decide to get out your Maggies or Hangies and play along with us over at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge. We would love to see your interpretation of this great sketch!!!

SWEET STUFF...Gosh, I got so excited that I can't wait til my REAL 2nd Blog Anniversary which is April 12 when I started my blog with the first card you see to the left. My sincere thanks (I think...hahahah) to the very talented Christina, who is the very best mentor that anyone could ever ask for..(Christina, much love and many hugs for your constant support and help)...I can honestly say that Christina taught me EVERYTHING that I know about cardmaking..about Copics...about all of the innuendoes... and had so much confidence in me and supported me so much in every card that I ever made....I don't think I would be the contributor I am today without her input!!!!!
So with that, I offer the first of my Anniversary SWEET STUFFS as a thanks to Christina...and more later throughout this month to include the fantastic teams and GDTs that I have been a part of....smiles!!!!!

To my fantastic FOLLOWERS I offer the following SWEET STUFF of Spa Enjoyment and Magnolias and hope you will enjoy it!! I would love for you to share the opportunity with your blogging friends!! Please leave your info with with Mr Blue Froggy (or place your info in a comment if you don't have a blog) before Sunday, April 10, at midnight EST to be eligible!! Be on the lookout for lots of SWEET STUFFs during this month of celebration for ME!!!!! Good luck to everyone!!


1 Magnolia Dandelion Background
1 Magnolia Edwin in Peach or Apple Tree
5 Bunches of Mulberry Roses
1 Pair of Spa Day Socks
1 Pack of Spa Day Emery Boards
1 Spa Day Bath Fizz
1 Spa Day Manicure Set
1 Spa Day Soap
1 Spa Day Cosmetic Bag
1 Spa Day Journal
1 Spa Day Tealight in Glass Holder
1 Presentation Gift Bag

Thank you so much for being a part of my life and for dropping by to see what is new on the homefront! I hope you have a marvelous weekend and will return often (especially during my month of celebration) and will tell your friends to drop by also!! Remember on Sunday there is a marvelous giveaway at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious right here... We are who we are because of those we surround ourselves with..smile!!! Thanks, Christina!!!! My sincere thanks to each of you and may your weekend be an exceptional one...Love and hugs!!!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



This week we had a total of 364 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--337 with Mr. Froggy and 27 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.....

163. jennifer

Congratulations, Jennifer!!! 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, April 5, 2011

LOTV Birthday Bumps for Papertake Weekly and WINNER!!!!



Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend and are well into a marvelous week. It has been gorgeous here BUT last night it was bad thunderstorms and tornados...so I am thankful that I am not visiting Dorothy and Toto this morning.....eeeeek!!!

This week I was invited by DawnyP over at Papertake Weekly Challenge to join in with a submission where anything goes with the option of using something new. So my NEW includes some new papers for me from Sassafras called Sweetly Smitten and a new Spellbinders Label 18.

For my card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI and all background layers are machine stitched. I used LOTV Birthday Bumps...Gosh!! These five little bears are having so much fun, it makes me want to be a part of the frivolity!! All of the sweet animals in the New Release are just too, too cute, aren't they?!! I also used one of the darling sentiments from the Dreamy Days Set. The image was stamped on XPress It Blending Card colored with Copics, adding a bit of FlowerSoft to the grass. The floral treatment is all from Wild Orchid Crafts: 25mm Open Rose, 15mm Open Roses, and a few 5mm Closed Rosebuds. For the verticals I used matching PTI satin ribbon tied into double flat bows with one of the bows dangling a teddy bear charm.


For the first panel on the inside I made a rosette using the same ribbon and centered it with a pink Maya Road resin blossom. The jotting spot is a smaller SB Label 18 topped with a flat bow. I just had to let most of that lovely paper show!!!

I hope you like my little card and will decide to join all the fun over at Papertake Weekly Challenge where the sponsor this week is LOTV.

WINNER OF SWEET STUFF

Thank you all for dropping by and for such sweet and kind comments on my circular easel card. I wish you could all be the winner but Mr. Random.org makes those decisions....Sooooooo... the winner of the Maggie SWEET STUFF is....

223. Kelly Smith of West Midlands in the UK!! Congratulations, Kelly! Please contact me before Thursday, April 7, at midnight EST so that I can get your little package out to you.

A big thank you to each of you for dropping by--it is always such a joy to hear from you!! Remember the winner of the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious will be announced tomorrow AND I am thinking that there may be more SWEET STUFF right here before the end of the week...smiles!!! Sending a big hug your way today!!!