Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WINNER!!! WINNER!!!


Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 231 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--219 with Mr. Froggy and 12 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 two darling little Maggie Sentiments from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

72. Carly W

Congratulations, Carly!!! 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 and I know you will love it!!


AND...

Another Winner!! Thank you all so much for dropping by my blog and for participating in the LOTV SWEET STUFF surprise!I'm sorry this is late but my week has been one of appointments and other fun stuff....NOT!!!! Mr Random.org has made his selection and the winner is.....

Troy from the UK

Congratulations, Troy!!! Please send me your mailing address before Friday, July 1, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your prize mailed out to you right away!!

I hope you all have a marvelous day and I hope to see you back here real soon...July is a special month for me so we will have some more SWEET STUFF real soon!! Yipppppeeeee!!! Hugs to all!!

Sunday, June 26, 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 two of the sweet MINI Sentiments for some lucky participant!! MINI Autumn Wishes and Mini Just Sittin' Here Thinking of You are this week's special prize!!! If you haven't checked out all of the stamps, both regular and MINI from the new Collection that Diana has available right now, just pop on over to Magnolia-licious...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. If you don't have a blog, please leave your email address in a comment!! There are NO other 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! Please be sure to check back on Wednesday to see if you are the lucky winner of these two little darling stamps!!!!


Saturday, June 25, 2011

LOTV Doggie Delight and WINNER and SWEET STUFF!!!



A very happy Saturday to everyone and I hope that you have begun a wonderfully fun and exciting weekend! Our weather has finally become a bit more pleasant so I want to be outside and get so many things done...or at least supervise the completion of so many things! WINK!!

I made a card today JUST FOR FUN and have used the darling little LOTV Doggie Delight stamp from the Latest LOTV Stamp Launch - Here Come the Girls featuring Emma, Milly, Maisie and Friends. The base of the card and all double matting is Bazzill, the DP is from the Neighborhood Collection by Crate Paper, and all background panels are machine stitched. The image was colored with Copics adding a touch of Orange Peel Stickles to the flame and Liquid Applique to the cupcake before cutting the image out with triple square/scalloped Nesties. The sentiment is from the LOTV Stamp - Calendars which contains 2 larger calendar stamps that are wonderful for that special occasion and 4 perfect mini ones too! I have used one of the minis on this card and enclosed it within a small round metal frame. For the vertical I used a natural twine tied into a bow to dangle a cute doggy bone/bowl charm which was a gift from my sweet friend Gunilla. Finally I added dog and bone buttons to hold the twine in place.


On the first panel on the inside I made a gift card envelope with a computer-generated sentiment and another dog button. For the jotting panel I used a doghouse, a little doggie tied with twine, and a half chewed bone...this little doggie was not so happy about being tied so even chewed up the corner of the jotting spot...lolol


WINNER of IBFS/SAS4K SWEET STUFF...Thank you all so very much for mentioning this SWEET STUFF on your blogs and for your jumping over to IBFS and Send a Smile 4 Kids and giving them a hello! I have let Mr Random.Org decide the winner.

AND the winner is....

118. Sam / Whisper so it looks like this surprise is on its way to the UK. Congratulations, Sam/Whisper! Please contact me before this Sunday, June 26, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your prize out to you right away.

And NOW.....

SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!!. I have put together a little package which I think you LOTV lovers will enjoy!!! All I am asking my FOLLOWERS to do is to share info about the SWEET STUFF on their blogs and to leave a comment below before Sunday, June 26, at midnight EST. If you don't have a blog, and are a FOLLOWER, I would appreciate your telling all of your online friends about the SWEET STUFF. Thank you all so very much and GOOD LUCK to all!!!


1 LOTV Coffee Break Stamp
8 Bunches of Mulberry Roses
4 Packs of Shabby Chic Rhinestones
1 K&Co Flower Dimensionals
1 K&Co Paper Flower Brads

Thank you all so very much for dropping by and please come back often!!! You certainly bring smiles!!! And remember that SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious will be right here after midnight tonight with yet another sweet surprise from Diana at Magnolia-licious. Until the next time, I send great big hugs!!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sweetie Tilda at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Yipppeeeee!! It's finally another Friday!! I hope you have had a wonderful week and are also looking forward to a great weekend!!

This week at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are being hosted by the sweet and talented Pops who has given us the theme of BUTTERFLIES for the week. The prizes being offered this week are from our wonderful sponsors, The Ribbon Girl and Quixotic Paperie. So come on over and join in with us using your butterflies...we would love to have a peek at your creation!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the DP is from the Mariposa Stack by DCWV...it is so sparkly and pretty methinks! I used the darling little Sweetie Tilda from Magnolia-licious which was colored with Copics, cut out, and propped up on a Pink Paislee Artisan Element circle. To the outside of the circle I added a couple of gold butterfly brads. I just love this sparkly paper so much that I wanted as much of it to show as possible. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: 35mm Trellis Rose, Sweetheart Blossoms, White Tulip Flowers, Gypsophilia Stem Flowers, and Stamens. For the vertical I used a 25mm Organza Ribbon and a line of Self Adhesive Pearls. The front was finished with some beautiful Small Filigree Gold Corners.

On the first panel on the inside I merely used another organza bow and a couple more butterfly brads. On the second panel I used triple Nesties for the jotting spot and stamped it with Just Sittin' Here Thinking of You which is available at Magnolia-licious in both regular and MINI sizes. I finally added a gold glittered butterfly die cut and three more Pearls to the jotting spot.

I hope you like my little card and will decide to join with us over at
Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge. Please drop by and check out the lovely cards made by the DT showing their use of BUTTERFLIES...they are gorgeous!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I am hoping you will want to visit often! It is always such a joy to see that you have been by to see me! Have a marvelous day and get prepared for a wonderful weekend!!! Until the next time I send big hugs!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WINNER of Sunday Sensations



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 310 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--273 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 two darling little Maggies from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

54. Netty

Congratulations, Netty!!! 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 and I know you will love it!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

MINI Friends go Shabby Chic at Wild Orchid Challenge


A marvelous Monday to everyone!! I hope you have had a very nice weekend and are all in line for a GREAT week ahead!

Today is a new Wild Orchid Challenge which will run for 2 weeks. This time we have a Shabby Chic Friendship theme and as always you can be assured that there will be a fabulous prize offered by the marvelous Wild Orchid Crafts Shop. So come on over and join in with us!!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting; the DP is from the Tilda Flowergarden Paper Pad, and all background panels are machine stitched. Now where to begin???? lol...I started with the darling little MINI Twins from Magnolia-licious, stamped them on Cryogen White and colored them with Copics, adding a touch of Stickles. Around the image I used some Stempelglede swirls stamped with chalk. I then made a chipboard frame for them which I covered first in a molding medium and squished the pearly heirloom buttons around the frame. I then gathered some MF Crepe Paper on the machine and encircled the frame with that. For the vertical I used a wide pink silk ribbon tied into a double flat bow, adding a little string of pearls as I tied the bow which dangles a silver locket (the rose is actually much pinker than the photo). I then added some bits and pieces from a WOC Pearl Swirl in the lower left corner. The bottom floral treatment is all from Wild Orchid Crafts: a 35mm Trellis Rose, 20mm Open Roses, and Hip Rosebuds, some of them touched with a bit of white acrylic paint. To complete the front I rolled down the corner and held it with another button...you can see that I also used a WOC Paper Doily as the base for a tiny bouquet of 4mm Closed Rosebuds tied with pink and green wee tiny silk ribbons. Whew!!! If I have forgotten anything please jot me a note!!!



The first panel on the inside is a shabby collage of several things I have found all over the place--tag, glittered heart with pearl swirl, silver key, keyhole, buttons, and I have also stamped a Friendship sentiment by Stempleglede. In the corner I used one of the lovely WOC Decorative Metal Corners, sprayed with white acrylic. The second panel is just a cutout rose with bow added of the tiny pink and green silk and another button.

I hope you like my little creation, will let me know what you think, and will join in with us this fortnight so that we can see your wonderful Shabby Chic Friendship cards!! We would love for you to drop over to the Wild Orchid Challenge to check out the magnificent cards made by the WOC DT!!

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you will want to come by often!!! Remember that there is a SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious and another SWEET STUFF available which you will find by either scrolling or clicking on them on my right sidebar. I hope to see you again real soon...until then, have a delightful week!! Big hugs!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wow!! It's 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 two of the sweetest MINIS for some lucky participant!! These are both so cute!!! MINI Singing Tilda and MINI Tilda with Tag are this week's special prize!!! Aren't they just the most darling things you have ever seen?!?!?! If you haven't checked out all of the stamps, both regular and MINI from the new Collection that Diana has available right now, just pop on over to Magnolia-licious...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. If you don't have a blog, please leave your email address in a comment!! There are NO other 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! Please be sure to check back on Wednesday to see if you are the lucky winner of these two little darling stamps!!!!


Saturday, June 18, 2011

I Brake for Stamps helps the KIDS and some SWEET STUFF!!!


Happy Saturday and hopefully you are in for a magnificent weekend no matter where you may be! I had the tree removed today and it's a sad sight to see the smashed lavender, lilies, and other perennials....sigh!!! But I still have my Topsy Turvy cherry tomatoes so anybody for a salad??? lol

Today is a very SPECIAL day for me and for you, I hope! I was asked by the very sweet and kind Della at I Brake for Stamps to be a Guest Designer today on the IBFS Blog. I was indeed humbled and thrilled to be asked to fill today's blog posting!! Please just drop over for a second so that we will know you have visited and we would love for you to become a follower of IBFS---you will find so many cute, cute, cute stamps shown on the blog that are available at the IBFS shop. Della, thank you so very much for your kind invitation to participate today!!!

ALSO, I was invited by Karen and Debby at Send a Smile 4 Kids Blog as a Guest Designer for such a wonderful cause..I was so touched to be invited and I know you will want to help also!! Send A Smile 4 Kids is dedicated to providing handmade greeting cards to be distributed to hospitalized children and their families during the holidays and at various times throughout the year. And although I don't have kids and was a college professor for 30 years, I have a very soft spot in my heart for those wee children who are less fortunate than I am.

For this special easel card I used Bazzill for the base; the double matting is PTI Kraft and Berry Sorbet; and the DP is from the Portrait Collection by Crate Paper. The image is the darling Woodland Nymph Bear by Rick St. Dennis which is an exclusive at IBFS. The image was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding a touch of Stickles to the flowers, before encircling the triple Nesties cuts with pre-gathered lace. The ribbon treatment is PTI Berry Sorbet grosgrain tied into a flat bow. I finally added WOC Self Adhesive Pearls and a floral treatment by Wild Orchid Crafts: 35MM Trellis Rose, 25mm Wild Roses, 15mm Open Roses, Hip Rosebuds, and Cherry Blossom Stem Flowers. Did you know that IBFS is the US distributor for WOC flowers???


And now....

SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!! You all know that I don't usually ask for much regarding my sweet stuff but this time I would really appreciate it if you would go over to IBFS Blog and become a follower because Della at IBFS has provided the darling image I have used on my card as a part of my SWEET STUFF for you, and you will go over and
become a follower and participant at Send a Smile 4 Kids! Please also show this SWEET STUFF on your personal blogs so that others will want to join the venture to provide cards for those ill little children...This SWEET STUFF will close on Thursday, June 23 at Midnight EST! Just leave a link with the little Blue Froggy...and if you don't have a blog, I would appreciate your sharing this opportunity with your blogging friends and by leaving a comment with your email address.


1 6X6 Newly Released Bo Bunny Barefoot & Bliss Paper Pad
1 6X6 Newly Released Bo Bunny Liberty Paper Pad
1 IBFS Exclusive Woodland Nymph Bear Stamp (compliments of Della at IBFS)
2 Sets of MM Ribbons/Trims
6 Bunches of Mulberry Roses

I am so happy that you have dropped by and even happier that you have let others know about this SWEET STUFF and our reasons for offering it this time!!!

Thank you for the joy you bring to me and I hope you will come back often. May you have a most delightful weekend and until we meet again, I send big hugs to you!


Friday, June 17, 2011

Tilda in Summer Rain at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and RE-WINNER


Happy Friday everyone...they are all happy, aren't they!!! I hope you are ready for a magnificent weekend! We have had some terrific thunderstorms with wind and now I have a huge branch from a neighbors tree right through my perennial garden and I am NOT happy at all!!! Flat lavender is not a pretty sight!!! But I will not think of that right now!!!

This week at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are being hosted by Michelle who has given us paper-piecing as our challenge this week. So come on over to the challenge blog and play along with us. There is a very nice prize from Dies to Die For and this just may be your lucky week!!! I look forward to seeing you there and we would love to see your paper-piecing projects.

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base; all double matting is PTI Pure Poppy and Blueberry Sky; and the DP is all from the LANTIV-Life in the Country Collection by Maja Designs. The floral is a 12X12 pattern and the dots and stripes are from a 6X6 paper pad, which is a new venture for Maja...I love them all...Thanks so much, Gunilla!!! The background panels are machine stitched. The image I used is the darling little Tilda in Summer Rain from the Sweet Rainbow Collection over at Magnolia-licious. She as well as her MINI counterpart are both available right now!! She was colored with Copics but her dress, boots and umbrella are paper-pieced with dots. The rain drops are Prisma glitter, and the puddle is topped with Glossy Accents. She was cut out with triple Nesties. For the horizontal I used a lace and threaded it with PTI Blueberry Sky satin, tied into a double flat bow. The floral treatment is all from Wild Orchid Crafts: Poppy Stem Flowers, Aster Daisies and Heart and Pear Shaped Pins all resting on MS punched branches. I just love how those flowers match the DP...poppies and aster daisies!!!!For the corners I used a metal cornerpiece from my stash and Self-Adhesive Pearls.


On the first panel on the inside you can more clearly see the lace I used on the front--again, just a ribbon with double flat bow and an aster daisy. On the jotting panel I used a ribbon label threaded with the same ribbon and stamped with Wishing You Text, adding a double round Nestie with pearls.

I hope you like my little card and will decide to join with us over at
Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge. Please drop by and check out the lovely cards made by the DT showing their use of paper-piecing...they are beautiful!!!

RE-WINNER!!!

Since I did not hear from the first winner of the LOTV For You Circular Sentiment Set, I have asked Mr. Random. org to select another winner....and that winner is....

Christine aka blankiefinder

Congratulations, Christine!! Please contact me before Saturday, June18 at midnight EST so that I can get your surprise to you!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I am hoping you will want to visit often! Have a marvelous day and get prepared for a wonderful weekend!!! Tomorrow I will have a special posting so I hope you will drop by!!! Until the next time I send big hugs!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WINNER at Sunday Sensations from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 371 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--327 with Mr. Froggy and 44 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 two darling little Maggies from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

123. Elise

Congratulations, Elise!!! 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 and I know you will love it!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

LOTV Sneaky Peeky and WINNER WINNER!


Happy Monday, everyone!!! I hope you all had a magnificent weekend and are ready for a great week!

The LOTV New Girlie Release is just HOURS away now!!!! Today at midnight is the BIG DAY over at LOTV!!!! All 16 of the brand new super-cute girlie-girlie stamps will be out TONIGHT at Midnight UK Time...and you better count the time off on your fingers so you can get them on these little darlings soon, soon, soon!!! They are so cute that you can bet they will be whizzing out very fast!!!

For my card I have used cute little Maisie with her Two Big Balloons who looks like she is ready for a happy event no matter what it is! The base and all double matting are Bazzill, the DP is from the BG Life of the Party Collection, and all background panels are machine stitched. She was colored with Copics, adding a touch of Stickles to the balloons before cutting her out with double Nesties. I found 2 balloon buttons in my stash and tied them with Orange Divine Twine from Wild Orchid Crafts. For the horizontal I used a dotted satin ribbon tied into a double flat bow to anchor the two balloons. To complete the front I used WOC Mulberry Paper Blooms centered with large half pearls.

The inside is quite simple because the DP is so bright and cheerful!

So tonight is the BIG NIGHT to get your inky hands on these LOTV cuties!!!

MORE NEWS: There are several NEW things at Wild Orchid Crafts that I'm sure you will want to have a peek at. I have already placed my order for some of ALL of these!!! Decorative Metal Corners in a smaller size are just beautiful and certainly add elegance to your cards! Raffia Ribbon in 10 lovely colors can be used in so many ways on your creations and ties into bows so beautifully! And last but not least by any means are the absolutely gorgeous Vintage/Antique Metal Embellishments which you have to see to believe how pretty they are!!

WINNER....WINNER!!!

The WINNER of the LOTV Dreamy Days Circular Sentiments is...

Margo from Belgium

AND the WINNER of the LOTV For You Circular Sentiment Set is...

Dominique from Austria

Congratulations, Margo and Dominique! Please email me your addresses before Wednesday, June 15 at Midnight EST so that I can get your packages out to you right away!

My sincere thanks to everyone who drops by my blog and leaves such kind and sweet comments. I hope you will return often. I will see you again real soon with perhaps another surprise!! Hugs to all!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cuties at 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 two of the sweetest stamps from The brand new Sweet Rainbow Collection ! These are both so cute!!! Hugo the Snail and Seeding Tilda are this week's special prize!!! Aren't they just the most darling things you have ever seen?!?!?! If you haven't checked out all of the stamps, both regular and MINI from the new Collection that Diana has available right now, just pop on over to Magnolia-licious 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. If you don't have a blog, please leave your email address in a comment!! There are NO other 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! Please be sure to check back on Wednesday to see if you are the lucky winner of these THREE darling accessory stamps!!!!


Friday, June 10, 2011

Grown With Love at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Happy Friday!! I hope you are having a great week and are as ready for the weekend as I am!!

This week at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge I am happy to be hosting and I have made what I hope is a fun sketch for you and have also added the requirement of FLOWERS. So come on over to the challenge blog and check out the sketch and play along with us. There is a very nice prize from Crafty Sentiments Designs and this just may be your lucky week!!! I look forward to seeing you there and I would love to see your interpretations of my sketch!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base, the double matting is PTI and the floral and zigzag DP is from the MME Lime Twist-Life of the Party Pad and the dots are from Echo Park Metropolitan Collection/Dots and Stripes. All background panels are machine stitched. I used the darling little Watercan Tilda from the Sweet Rainbow Collection at Magnolia-licious. She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and a touch of Stickles before cutting her out with triple Nesties. For the verticals I used 2 sizes and colors of satin ribbon, tying the narrower one into a flat bow to dangle a trowel/digger charm. For the forefront I used the Magnolia Doohickey Lovely Fence Die cut, tiny flowers from my stash, and added some diecut grass. I also made a little corner arrangement using the same flowers and finally added a Grown With Love button behind the fence.


On the first panel of the inside I used the same papers and ribbon from the front and added trowel and digger buttons. The jotting panel is another fence scene and several gardening related buttons.

I hope you like my little card and will decide to join with us over at
Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge. Please drop by and check out the lovely cards made by the DT using my sketch...they are beautiful!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I am hoping you will want to visit often! Have a marvelous day and get prepared for a wonderful weekend!!! Until the next time I send big hugs!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

SNEEKY PEEKY of LOTV Emma - Walkies and SWEET STUFF!!!



Happy Thursday to everyone!! I hope your week is going exceptionally well!! It has been unbearably HOT here for so early in the year...but what a great excuse to stay inside and play!!!!

Today is the new LOTV Challenge where anything goes this week and I was honored to be invited to make a card for it!!! Thanks, Jacqui!! I really enjoyed playing with these little darlin's!!!

For my card, the base and double matting is all Bazzill,the DP is from Webster's Pages,and all background panels are machine stitched. I have to share with you that my card smells like grandma's attic because I picked up the little hand crocheted doily in a local antique store and I can't get the smell out even with Febreeze...lol This is a little SNEAKY PEEK from the soon-to-be-released LOTV Girlie Girlies!!! As a matter of fact these little girlies will be released next Tuesday, June 14 -- be prepared to rush to the LOTV shop!!! So meet the darling little Emma taking two of the cutest little doggies on a "walkie". This image reminded me so much of a vintage portrait that I decided to frame her with gold braid to look like a frame. Isn't she just precious?!?!? She was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics. I did add a couple of tiny dots from a Pearl Pen to her little shoes! You will notice that I rested the frame on the OLD smelly doily before adding the gold vintage heart buttons. The horizontal is 25mm Burgundy Organza Ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts tied into a double flat bow. For the floral treatment I used one of those gorgeous 40mm Trellis Roses flanked by 30mm Wild Roses, and 15mm Open Roses along with some little round gold thingies from my stash. Finally I added the lovely Gold Filigree Decorative Metal Corners for a little bit more shine and elegance. What do you think?



And now for the inside, which I wanted to be a real vintage surprise for the recipient!!! On the first panel I used You're Marvellous from LOTV Set 9 - Mixed Circular Sentiments, Stamp A - Grunge Postcard, and Stamp B - Grunge Letter. All of the brass and enamel accoutrements arrived in a big box along with so many vintage laces and trims from some Wisconsin friends who wanted me to have them all from their Mom's and Grandmom's sewing chests. Can you believe it????? Thank you so much Kathy and Steve---I love it ALL!!!! I also added a few buttons and another WOC Metal Corner. For the jotting panel I used a couple more of the brass sweeties. You can see that I distressed all of the upper panels with a Distrezz-It-All.

NOTE: For my American readers, please don't think that MARVELOUS is misspelled-- MARVELLOUS is the British spelling...smiles!!!! And both are completely acceptable according to Mr. Webster!!!! LOL

SWEET STUFF!!!!

Yipppppeeee!!! I found another extra sentiment set to give to some lucky commenter!! This time it's LOTV Set 6 - Dreamy Days Circular Sentiments which consists of 12 separate sentiments from the Clear Additions range. Of course, again, I will toss in a few more special things....wink!!! This SWEET STUFF will close on Sunday, June 12, at midnight EST. Good Luck!!

Thank you so much for dropping by! I hope you will continuously check the LOTV's Ideas to Inspire Blog, this week's LOTV's Challenge Blog, and each of the DT's blogs to check out all of the SNEAKY PEEKS of the cutest little Girlies you have ever seen!!! May you have a delightful day and a MARVELLOUS upcoming weekend!! Big hugs to all!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 331 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--290 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 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

152. Sue B

Congratulations, Sue!!! 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 and I know you will think it's the cutest!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

LOTV SNEAKY PEEKY....Winner....SWEET STUFF!!!


Happy Tuesday....I hope that things are wonderful no matter where you may be!!

First, I want to remind you of the Summer Sale at LOTV where there is a 10% Discount on all orders until tomorrow, Wednesday, June 8th. So this is an ideal opportunity to pick up all of those cuties on your "I NEED THOSE" list!!!! AND...I can't begin to tell you how cute these Girlie Girlies are from the New Release at LOTV which will be available for the first time on Tuesday, June 14...and you will just fall in love with ALL of them!!

For this SNEAKY PEEK I used Bazzill for the base; all double matting is PTI; the DP is from the Kaisercraft Bubblegum Hills Collection, and all background panels are machine stitched. The precious image I used is sweet little Milly - Just For You. She was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics, adding a bit of Prisma glitter to the butterfly and some tiny WOC Self Adhesive Pearls for the buttons on her little jean dress. For the vertical I used a 1.5" stitched blue grosgrain, a 7/8" stitched hot pink grosgrain, and a 5/8" hot pink dotted satin, tying a double flat bow to dangle a silver flower charm. For the floral treatment I used different sizes and shades of pink WOC Blooms centered with silver/pearl brads from Dovecraft. To finish the front I added a blue organza butterfly to the top of the flowers!! I just love this cute little darling!! What do you think!


The inside is very simple, using the same triple ribbon treatment, a couple of bows and two triple Nesties. On the first panel I have used a sentiment from the Set 10 - A5 Verses.

Please drop over to the LOTV Ideas to Inspire Blog regularly over the next week to see all of the Sneaky Peekies...you will just drool over the cuteness of this collection!!!!

WINNER of Maggie SWEET STUFF...Thank you all so much for the many sweet comments on the Maggie card...I appreciate every one of them!! It is time to let Mr. Random.org do his thing...so...... The winner of this SWEET STUFF is....

Laney who said:

oh this is just fabulous Jacque!! and a super tilda too..hugs..laney

Congratulations, Laney!! It looks like this package is going to the UK!!! Please contact me before Thursday, June 9, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your package out to you right away!!

More SWEET STUFF!!!

I was just rambling through my stash today and found something that some of you might like--I found an extra LOTV Set 7 - For You Circular Sentiment Set. I will of course toss in some surprises to go along with the stamp set and all you have to do is leave a comment below and I will select a winner on Thursday, June 9, at midnight EST! Good Luck!!

Thank you so much for coming by---it is always such a joy to see that you have been here!! Hope you are having a delightful week!! Come back real soon!!! Never can tell what you might find here...lolol....Until the next time...Big hugs!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

EXCITING NEWS at LOTV!!!




Gosh!!! What an exciting week at LOTV!!!! From now through Wednesday, June 8th at Midnight UK Time, you can get 10% off of anything and everything at the LOTV shop! What a wonderful time to pick up those cuties that you have on your NEED list!!!


And if that news is not enough, the NEW RELEASE will be ALL GIRLIE-GIRLIE stamps and will be making its debut on Tuesday, June 14...Yipppppeeeeeee!!! All Girls!!!!Oh my goodness!!! Such darlings they are!!!! There will be 16 absolutely darling girlie stamps in the collection and you will meet Milly, Maisie, and Emma doing all kinds of sweet girlie things!!!! The DT will be showing sneak peeks this week to introduce you to the little darlings...so keep your peepers OPEN!!!


See you tomorrow!! Big hugs!!

Sweetie Tilda at Wild Orchid Challenge


A very happy Monday to each of you!! I hope you have had a delightful weekend and are now starting into a fabulous week. With the amazingly HOT weather here, my garden is suffering because I can't stand it outside long enough to trim roses and check on everything else!! But that's ok...at least I can turn on AC and kick back...lolol

Yippppeeeeee!!! Today is the start of another fortnightly challenge over at Wild Orchid Challenge and this time we are thrilled to show you a fabulous sketch by the quintessentially talented and inspirational Bev from All The Things I Love. We would love for you to join in with us using this fun sketch and something from WOC in order to be eligible for the magnificent prize which is always offered by Wild Orchid Crafts. It is FABULOUS for sure!!!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting; the DP is from The Mariposa Stack by DCWV; and all background panels are machine stitched. For the top and bottom horizontal panels I used White Insertion Anglaise Lace topped with Self Adhesive Pearls at each of the eyelet motifs. Gosh!! What would I do without Wild Orchid Crafts?!?!? I used the little darling Sweetie Tilda who is from the brand new SWEET RAINBOW Collection which is now available over at Magnolia-licious. You will also see that the MINI counterparts for this collection are also now available!!! She was stamped on XPress Blending Card and colored with Copics before cutting her out with double Nesties. You can probably detect that I used a few drops of blending solution on a piece of terry and touched it to her dress so that it would look more like georgette...can ya tell?? All of the floral treatment is by Wild Orchid Crafts: 35mm Trellis Rose, Poppy Stem Flowers, and Hip Rosebuds. To finish the bottom swag I added small grosgrain bows to each end and additional Self Adhesive Pearls to soften all of the corners on the front.

I think the paper on the first panel on the inside is so lovely that I didn't want to embellish too much so I added more White Insertion Anglaise Lace, a grosgrain bow, and a silver butterfly charm dangle. For the second panel another horizontal of Lace topped with Self Adhesive Pearls. For the jotting spot I used double Nesties and a FloraDoodle butterfly for a touch of dimension.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join in with us over at the Wild Orchid Challenge--we would love to see you there! Also I would like to remind you that Wild Orchid Crafts is looking to recruit three talented DT members to join the existing team so if you would like to be considered please pop across to the Wild Orchid Crafts Blog to find out more information and to enter. The call will close at 8pm GMT on 12th June, so you still have time to consider the marvelous opportunity!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope to see you again real soon!! Have a great week!! Hugs!!

Sunday, June 5, 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 stock at Diana's shop along with the New Sweet Rainbow Collection!!! ...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! Good Luck to Everyone!!


Friday, June 3, 2011

Tilda in Rubber Boots at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and SWEET STUFF


A very Happy Friday to each of you!!! Gosh, it's almost weekend again and I know we all live for those!! I hope that the weather is beautiful wherever you may be and that you can enjoy it as much as I intend to!!! We have had several days over 90F (32C) and that is just too warm for me...but I am not complaining because I still remember all of the ice, snow, and freezing cold!!!!

This week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are hosted by the very talented Mina for our Special Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes with the option of LACE - either faux or real. The fabulous prize this week is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!! So come on over and play along with us!!!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is from the Butterfly Garden Collection by Pink Paislee, and all background panels are machine stitched. The cute litte image is Tilda in Rubber Boots from the Butterfly Dreams Collection at Magnolia-licious. She was colored with Copics, adding a touch of Star Dust Stickles to her boots and hatband before cutting her out with double Nesties. I used some darling lace around the oval and square panels...thank you so much Suzan--I LOVE it!! For the horizontal I used Wild Orchid Crafts Vintage Seam Binding, adding a peach enamel button to the triple bow. The two metal cornerpieces are from my stash. To finish the front I also depended on Wild Orchid Crafts for the Pearls and flowers: 35mm Trellis Rose and 20mm Open Roses

For the first panel on the inside I used a MF tag and envelope, adding more Vintage Seam Binding and a key charm to open the heart on the front...lol. For the second panel I used double LOTV Grunge Postcards for the jotting spot. To finish the inside I used more WOC Pearls. Oops!!! One pearl slipped but I fixed it....LOLOL!!

SWEET STUFF...Although I didn't take pictures of this wee SWEET STUFF, I have another Tilda with Rubber Boots who would love to be in some lucky commenter's home! I will also toss in some more surprises...wink!! I will draw a winner on this Sunday at midnight EST from all of the comments.

Thank you so much for dropping by and I really would love for you to join us at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge this week! Gosh, it will be so much fun seeing your wonderful creations!!! I also hope you will drop by here often....there will be another SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious coming up on Sunday...woooohoooo!!! Until the next time our paths cross, I send big hugs for you!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

WINNER of Maggie SWEET STUFF!!!

Thank you all so much for participating in this Maggie SWEET STUFF, but we have to let Mr Random.org decide who the winner is!



So the winner of this little package is.......

138. Fiona L

so it looks like this package is headed for Ireland!! Congratulations, Fiona, and thank you for posting the SWEET STUFF on your blog, too!!! Please email me before Saturday, June 4, at midnight EST so that I can get your package out to you!!

I am thinking there may be a tiny bit of SWEET STUFF back here again tomorrow. Hope to see you soon!! Have a marvelous Friday!!! Hugs!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 335 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--293 with Mr. Froggy and 42 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.....

191. Kathy Gerace

Congratulations, Kathy!!! 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!!