Sunday, July 31, 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! I'm sure you know that Magnolia-licious has the largest on-line selection in all of North America for Magnolia stamps...and of course is the home of MAGNOLIA MINI WORLD!!!


This week the very generous Diana at Magnolia-licious is offering a $25 Gift Certificate for some lucky participant!! The GC can be used for a Tilda and an Edwin of your choice. Gosh!!! How exciting is that!!!

The brand new Winner Takes It All Collection is now at Magnolia-licious for Pre-Order right HERE and oh my!!! What a bunch of cuties there are in this wonderful collection!!!! These should be ready to ship very soon and there are so many darling background and accessory stamps with this collection! There is also matching paper set for this collection...they have to be so darn cute too!!!!

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 by placing the SUNDAY SENSATIONS logo on your personal blog so that other Maggie Lovers will know about the opportunity!! Thank you!!

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 this wonderful Gift Certificate!!!


Friday, July 29, 2011

Kneeling Tilda at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Happy Friday to each of you!! I hope your week has been one of lots of fun! Today was my preliminary Mammo, blood tests, and all of those other crazy tests and my cancer follow-up is on Monday...So please keep all of those fingers and toes crossed for me. Heck I feel so great I don't know why they even bother...lol

Today is the new challenge at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and this week we are being hosted by the incomparable DawnyP who has asked us to use BUTTONS, BOWS, and BLOOMS. Now, doesn't that sound like fun?!?!? This week we have two lovely prizes up for grabs so come on over and join in with us!! We would love to see you there! The prizes this week are from The Ribbon Girl and The Cutting Cafe.

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all matting, the DP is from the Life in the Country Paper Pad by Maja Design, and all background panels are machine stitched. Thank you so much, Gunilla, for these lovely papers!!! I just love them!!! The image I used is from the latest collection at Magnolia-licious which is Sweet Rainbow Collection. She is the darling little Kneeling Tilda and I put her on a hillside looking for ladybugs! She was colored with Copics, adding a touch of StarDust Stickles to the lace. She is holding a ladybug button. The sky is made a la Bev Rochester and the cutiepie image was cut out and propped up for dimension. For the vertical I used a wide red satin ribbon, topped with blue grosgrain, and then 1/2" Red Satin Ribbon from WOC, with triple flat bows with ladybug toppers. The floral treatment is by Wild Orchid Crafts: Sweetheart Blossoms and Poppy Stem Flowers.

The inside is very simple because I love these papers and wanted as much of them to show as possible. The vertical ribbon treatment on the first panel replicates the one on front, and on the jotting panel I placed a ladybug parade...smiles!!

I hope you like my little creation and we 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 BUTTONS, BOWS, and BLOOMS!! Please drop by to check out all of the lovely creations made by the DT this week!!

My sincere thanks to all of you for coming by to visit me...it is always such a joy to see that you have been here! It makes my day!!! Have a marvelous day and drop by again real soon! Until the next time, take care, be safe, and have fun!!! Big hugs!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

LOTV Christmas Puppy



Happy Thursday Everyone!! I hope you are all having a magnificent week! We are having extremely HOT weather here in the NC mountains...but no complaints yet...lol...as I remember the snow and ice and cold and no electricity last winter!!

My card today uses one of the cutest stamps from the Latest Stamp Launch at LOTV which includes 21 darling Christmas/holiday images! And it won't be long until the next Christmas Launch. You can see the upcoming collection in the catalog on the LOTV site. This image is Christmas Puppy and he looks like he is in doggie heaven, sitting on all of the cushions with bright packages all around him! Because the image is so colorful I decided to use only one layer of a very simple patterned paper. He was colored with Copics, adding a bit of Glamour Dust to his Santa cap. I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting; the DP is from the Polar Expressions Collection by Imaginisce; and all panels are machine stitched. I used a small snowflake ornament to back the double matted sentiment from the Christmas Circular Sentiments set. To finish the front I added some polka dot satin ribbon tied across the corners, and a few red pearls.



The inside is very simple--on the first panel I added a large snowflake ornament with a knotted ribbon, and smaller snowflake ornaments to anchor the jotting panel.

Thank you so very much for dropping by today and I hope you will let me know what you think of this little puppy card. If you haven't visited the LOTV site to see the cute new stamps, you are in for a real treat. Have a fun rest of the week and come back real soon! Sending a big hug your way!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 231 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--209 with Mr. Froggy and 22 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-ette background stamps from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

32. Lisbeth B

Congratulations, Lisbeth!!! And thank you for showing the SUNDAY SENSATIONS blinkie on your blog--we appreciate that so much!! 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!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Feathered Friends from the LOTV New Release!!



Happy Sunday everyone!!! I hope your weekend is going exceptionally well!! Thank you all so much for the many birthday greetings and good wishes!! You are such a joy to me!!! BIG SMILES HERE!!!!!

And, for another little Sneaky Peek of the new release about to hit Cyberia from LOTV!!!!! I used Bazzill for the base and for all double matting; the DP is from the Mistletoe Collection by Memory Box; and all background panels were machine stitched. The cutest little image is FEATHERED FRIENDS from the new LOTV Christmas Release which will take place on July 25 at midnight UK time. The new collection has 21 of the most darling stamps you have ever seen!!!! This image was stamped on Cryogen white and colored with Copics, adding Prisma Glitter for the snow, Crushed Velvet for the fur, and a touch of Spica for the bird feeder. It was then double matted with Nesties. I found some matching checked trim in my stash and used it for both the horizontal and vertical--for the horizontal I braided the trim...and used as the vertical the flat bow holds a gold bird charm. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: 35mm Mahogany Trellis Rose, 25mm Light Mocha Wild Roses, and Carnations resting on some Mulberry Paper Holly Leaves that I touched with some gold leafing paint. The front was finished with Self-Adhesive Pearls.


The inside of my card is very simple and floows the design of the front, using the very same supplies. I did add a very sweet sentiment from the Set 5-Christmas Circular Sentiments cut out with triple Nesties on the first panel.

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope you will let me know what you think of my little creation today. Remember to scroll down for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious posting!! Have a wonderful day and hope to see you again real soon!! Big hugs!!

WINNER!!! WINNER!!!

Happy Sunday Evening!!! I hope that you all enjoyed the WOC/LOTV CHRISTMAS IN JULY PARTY all week as much as we all did! It was so much fun showing you the lovely products from Wild Orchid Crafts as well as the darling images from the New Release at Lili of the Valley.! And oh my goodness, its just a short few hours til these 21 new and adorable Christmas images will go on sale at LOTV!!!

And now I would like to announce the two lucky winners from those of you who visited my blog during my special posting!!

The winner of the darling little LOTV Christmas Dance stamp is....

104. Suzi

AND the winner of the gorgeous WOC SWEET STUFF is.....

40. Mummylade

My sincere thanks to all of you who dropped by and a CONGRATULATIONS to the two ladies who have won this time!! Ladies, please email me your mailing addresses so that I can get your prizes to you right away!!

Tick, tick, tick....not long now before you can make plans to get the darling little LOTV stamps on their way to your house!!!!!

And for the magnificent GRAND PRIZES be sure to check HERE for the WOC prize...

and for the LOTV GRAND PRIZE, you can check HERE!

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 both a lovely background stamp and a cute accessory stamp, both for some lucky participant!! MINI Summer Background from the FairyTale Collection and MINI Old Bench are this week's special prize...and can't you just image so many cute ways to use them!!?!?!? Oh my, I hope you like them as much as I do!!!!!

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 by placing the SUNDAY SENSATIONS logo on your personal blog so that other Maggie Lovers will know about the opportunity!! Thank you!!

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!!!!


Friday, July 22, 2011

Strawberry Yummy Tilda at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Happy Friday to everyone!! I hope your week has been as wonderful as mine has been!! Today is actually my birthday, but really I have been showered with best wishes, loads of crafting surprises (some I am going to have to find out how to use...lol) and beautiful flowers!!! What could be more exciting??? My sincere thanks to each of you for sending me such sweet and kind birthday wishes!! My little Auntie is taking me on an overnighter tonight so best wishes to you for a fabulous start to your weekend! I will be back tomorrow, so it's not like I'm going out of the country....smile!!

This week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are hosted by the very talented Dena who has provided us a really fun theme--JUST COOKIN' which can be interpreted any way you wish on your card or project. There is a fabulous prize this week from All That Scraps...So come on over and play along with us!!!! We would love to see your creations!!

This week I made a card and decorated a matching recipe box. I used Bazzill for the base, PTI for all double matting, and the print DP is from the Mini Deck Garden Variety by Cosmo Cricket and the gingham is Martha Stewart. All background panels are machine stitched. I used the darling little Strawberry Yummy Tilda from Magnolia-licious (which is not in stock at the moment), colored her with Copics, and added Stickles to the lace, and Glossy Accents to her little red boots. She was double matted and placed on a panel from the MS PATP Swirling Lace. The floral treatment, resting on MS branches, is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: Sweetheart Blossoms and Cherry Blossom Stem Flowers. The upper flowers dangle a little double strawberry charm. To finish the front I used a red gingham bow and you will notice that WOC now has a complete line of Gingham Ribbons in 2 widths and so many lovely colors!!! Finally I added some red Self-Adhesive Pearls to soften the corners.



You can see that the inside is very simple since the DP is quite busy. On the first panel I just added a couple of gingham buttons to hold a swag of Divine Twine holding another double strawberry charm and on the second panel, another red gingham bow and a few Pearls.



For the top of the recipe box I used the darling little MINI Strawberry Yummy Tilda colored with Copics and cut out with double Nesties. Then just a little gingham ribbon and flat bow to dangle a single strawberry charm, a single Cherry Blossom, and a few more Pearls. That's it, my friends!!

I hope you like my little creations and we 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 the way you interpret JUST COOKIN'!! Please drop by to check out all of the lovely creations made by the DT this week!!

My sincere thanks to all of you for coming by to visit me...it is always such a joy to see that you have been here! Have a marvelous day and drop by again real soon! Also, a big thank you to all of you who visited my friend Ann's cuppycake blog and facebook site...she was thrilled that so many of you took the time to visit her and become one of her followers!!! I think we should put her in charge of snacks, don't you?!?! Until the next time, take care and have fun!!! Big hugs!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas in July at Wild Orchid Crafts and Lili of the Valley!!! AND Loads of Incredible SWEET STUFF!!!!



Happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a magnificent week and are free of the extreme heat that much of the US is having!!! It has been a wonderful reason to stay inside and play, play, play!!

YIPPPPPEEEEE!!! Welcome to DAY 4 of the WOC/LOTV CHRISTMAS IN JULY PARTY!! Today is my day to share with you some fun and excitement that's happening this week at Wild Orchid Crafts AND Lili of the Valley where we have all been joining together for a CHRISTMAS IN JULY PARTY!! How exciting is that?? To use the absolutely gorgeous products offered at WOC AND to give you peeks at the unbelievably precious new LOTV images has been so much fun for all of us!! The first Christmas launch at LOTV will take place on Monday, July 25. There will be 21 of the cutest images yet!!! Be sure to visit the Wild Orchid Crafts Blog and LOTV Ideas to Inspire Blog often to check out the marvelous cards/projects made for this celebration!

For my project I made a tea light card which holds an entire 16 pack of the candles. I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting. The DP is from the Inkido Candy Tree Collection and all panels are machine stitched. There are many tutorials on-line for this type of card but I designed my card to fit the pack of tea lights I wanted to give. Since I usually make 6X6 cards I wanted this to be that same size so the base is actually 2 pieces of 7X6, scored at 1", and overlapped to form a stronger spine. The 1" spine was determined by the size of the tea light package. The image I used is LOTV Christmas Dance from the soon to be released collection. She was colored with Copics, adding Polar White Flower Soft to the ground, Prisma Glitter to the stars, and Lily White Flock to the fur. For the vertical I used White Guipure Lace. I then added some cute little 15mm Open Roses on tiny holly leaves and mini snowflake ornaments to embellish the single Nestie matted image.

This picture will give you an idea of what the outside of the card looks like when it is opened. I used my double matted personalized stamp on the back.


When the card is opened you can see the tea light box on the extreme right which is a very simple design with Nestie Stars apertures so you can see the little candles. On the left panel I used an image from the Set 8 - Happy Circular Sentiments which is also double matted. Beside the tea light box I used another rose topped snowflake and a silk bow to dangle a silver snowflake charm. Both the silk bow and the ribbon used to tie the card together is a gorgeous 32mm Fuschia Silk.

Both Wild Orchid Crafts and Lili of the Valley have provided me two wonderful surprises for 2 of my lucky FOLLOWERS!

First, from LOTV, they have made available for one of my FOLLOWERS the cute little Christmas Dance stamp that I have used on my card. Isn't she just darling!?!?!

And, Wild Orchid Crafts is providing the following lovely surprise for another lucky FOLLOWER:


Be sure to leave your link with the little BLUE FROGGY below before noon on Sunday, July 24, EST, in order to be eligible for these prizes. If you don't have a blog, please leave a comment with your email address. GOOD LUCK, everyone!!!

AND that's not all!!!! Both WOC and LOTV have MAGNIFICENT GRAND PRIZES!!!


For this LOTV GRAND PRIZE, please click HERE!



And for this WOC GRAND PRIZE, please click HERE!

Thank you so much for dropping by and for participating in our CHRISTMAS IN JULY PARTY and I hope you are enjoying it as much as we all have!!! In this weather, thinking about Christmas is a genuine respite!!! Have a marvelous rest-of-the-week and until we meet again, I send big hugs to you!!!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 264 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--231 with Mr. Froggy and 33 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-ette background stamps from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

23. SherriC.

Congratulations, Sherri!!! 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, July 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Wild Orchid Challenge and Birthday SWEET STUFF!!!!!


Happy Monday everyone....I hope you all have had a magnificent weekend and are beginning a lovely week! I am composing on my laptop so if this looks crazy when I post it, please overlook it...lol! The modem on my desktop was hit by lightening (they think) and I won't have a new one until later on Monday! It is amazing how much I depend on a crazy machine....it lets us all keep in touch with the world!! And I feel lost without my desktop....sigh!!!

Today is the next Wild Orchid Challenge and since the challenge is celebrating its one year birthday this month for the next two weeks the requirement is to make a BIRTHDAY CARD and of course to use at least one Wild Orchid Crafts product on your card. You must also use the fun SKETCH by the exquisitely talented DT Dena. You can combine our challenge with no more than 2 other challenges. We would love for you to join in with us for this challenge--as usual, there is a marvelous prize from Wild Orchid Crafts awaiting some lucky participant!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting; the DP is from the Journey Collection by Authentique; and all panels are machine stitched. I used the darling LOTV Rosie With Cake stamped on XPress It Blending Card, colored with Copics, adding a touch of Prisma Glitter to the stars. The cake was accented with Liquid Pearls, Stickles, and Silver Spica and her little top was paper-pieced. The sentiment is from the LOTV Set 8 - Happy Circular Sentiments which I double matted with Nesties. For the vertical I used a Lovely Lace from WOC. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: 25mm Dove Grey Open Rose, 10mm Dove Grey Open Roses, and Carnations. The front was finished with WOC Self Adhesive Pearls.


The design of the inside replicates the front of the card with the addition of a couple of flat bows, a heart charm, and a jotting spot.

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you will drop over to the Wild Orchid Challenge Blog to see the absolutely gorgeous Birthday Cards made by my DT Sisters!!! You will be so happy you did because they are all absolutely gorgeous!

Just a friendly reminder that this week Wild Orchid Crafts is joining with LOTV is having a weeklong CHRISTMAS IN JULY party. Each day there will be some very special cards and projects using both the magnificent products from Wild Orchid Crafts and also SNEAKY PEEKS of the next release at Lili Of The Valley, which includes the 21 lovely stamps to be released on July 25! So please be sure to drop by Wild Orchid Crafts Blog and the Lili of the Valley Ideas to Inspire Blog every day this week for your chance at loads of splendid prizes and to have a look at some lovely new LOTV stamps and beautiful WOC products!!

SWEET STUFF...not only is it the anniversary of the WOC Challenge Blog BUT it's also MY birthday this week so I wanted to give my FOLLOWERS something a little special as some SWEET STUFF this time (and it matches my card...lol)--I hope you like it!! I will have another SPECIAL birthday surprise for you this coming weekend...wink!!


This Scor-Pal SUPER DELUXE Set is for those of you who say "I need to have it all". Please check out this package right HERE. This set definitely contains my very favorite products and I know they will be yours, too!!! You will receive 7 items from the line of Scor-Pal Products:

1. Full Size Scor-Pal (the latest inches or centimeters model, your preference)
2. Extra Scor-Tool
3. Roll of Scor-Tape 1/8" wide by 27 yards long
4. Roll of Scor-Tape 1/4" wide by 27 yards long
5. Glitter Clean Up Cloth.
6. Scor-Mat
7. Scor-Tote carry bag

In order to be eligible for the SWEET STUFF, I am asking that you be (or become) a FOLLOWER and that you place a picture of the SWEET STUFF on your sidebar with a link back to this posting. I would also appreciate it if you would mention this SWEET STUFF in one of your postings (though it is not required) because some of your crafting friends may be interested in this great package. Please leave this on your sidebar until July 31 at midnight EST, which is the closing. Please click on the little Blue Froggy below to leave the link to your blog!! If you don't have a blog, please give your email address in your comment and let me know how you will pass the word about it. Good Luck!!!

Have a marvelous week no matter where you are!! Thank you so much for your visit and I hope to see you again real soon! Until the next time, I send BIG HUGS your way!!


Sunday, July 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 two very sweet MINI background stamps for some lucky participant!! MINI Open Gate and MINI Spring Background are this week's special prize...and can't you just image so many cute ways to use them!!?!?!? Oh my, I hope you like them as much as I do!!!!!

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 by placing the SUNDAY SENSATIONS logo on your personal blog so that other Maggie Lovers will know about the opportunity!! Thank you!!

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!!!!


Friday, July 15, 2011

Tilda on a Stroll at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Yipppeeee!!! And a very happy Friday to each of you!!! I hope you have had a marvelous week and are prepared and more than ready for a great weekend!! I have had a wonderful week--I am finally back into the swing of things with going to the gym every day so I think I am on my way back to normalcy--whatever that is!! hahahha

This week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are hosted by the very talented Mindy who has provided us a really fun challenge--to use PINK/PURPLE/PEARLS on our card or project. There are two fabulous prizes this week...So come on over and play along with us!!!! We would love to see your creations!!

For my DT Sample Card I made an easel card using Bazzill for the base and all double matting; the DP is from the Wild Rose Studio Lilac Mist Paper Stack; and all background panels are machine stitched. I used the cute little Tilda with Straw Hat from Magnolia-licious, coloring her with Copics and a touch of Stickles and Prisma Glitter. She was double matted with Nesties. For the vertical I used a pleated satin and topped it with 12mm (1/2") Lilac Satin Ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts, tying it into a double flat bow to dangle a little butterfly charm. For the upper right side I used a pearl swirl. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: 35mm Trellis Rose, 25mm Wild Roses, 15mm Open Roses, 6mm Closed Rosebuds, and Heather Stem Flowers. You can see that I added a touch of StarDust Stickles to the larger roses for a little sparkle. To finish the front I added a Small Filigree Silver Corner which I painted white.


For the base of the easel I used the same paper, ribbons, and flowers but added a couple of pearl flowers and a SB Fancy tag with pearls for the sentiment. That's good advice for all of us--REMEMBER to stop and smell the roses!!!

I hope you like my little creation and we 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 using PINK/PURPLE/PEARLS!!! Please drop by to check out all of the lovely creations made by the DT this week!!

AND now for a bit of amazing EYE CANDY!!!!!

Have you ever seen such absolutely gorgeous cuppycakes as this????

or THIS????



These are all made by a very dear friend of mine!! I'm sure that many of you will remember Ann Myles (better known as Madgesty) who was one of the most exceptional cardmakers I ever had the pleasure of meeting and she was such an inspiration to me. She set up The Next Level Challenge blog which was a great source of inspiration to all crafters alike. She now has a new venture called The Creative Cake Academy and is showing her true creativity again!!!! Please do me a great big favor and if you have a few moments, please pop over to her Facebook page and click 'Like' if you love what she is now doing. She is trying to drum up support for her new venture and here is the link. I would appreciate this so much!!! Thanks a million times over!!!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Creative-Cake-Academy/165180916881434?sk=wall

My sincere thanks to all of you for coming by to visit me...it is always such a joy to see that you have been here! Have a marvelous day and drop by again real soon! After seeing Ann's lovely cupcakes, I am thinking it is almost SWEET STUFF time again...so keep your eyes right here soon!!! Until the next time, take care and have fun!!! Big hugs!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 271 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--240 with Mr. Froggy and 31 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.....

55. Hege

Congratulations, Hege!!! 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!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

CHRISTMAS in JULY PARTY!!!


Wild Orchid Crafts has teamed up with Lili of the Valley to host a CHRISTMAS IN JULY PARTY!!! It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas! Starting next Monday, July 18th, we will be showing a week long of stunning Christmas creations made by the Wild Orchid Crafts Team, the Lili of the Valley Team and a few Guest Designers to get those Christmas creative juices flowing on both the Wild Orchid Crafts blog and LOTV Ideas to Inspire blog as well as daily on the featured designers blogs! Oh and you will also see lots of sneak peeks of the new Lili of the Valley Christmas release as well as some of the new Christmas goodies soon to be in stock at Wild Orchid Crafts.

You don't want to miss all the surprises we have in store for you. Lots of prizes and fun! So be sure to mark your calendars for Monday, July 18 for the start of Christmas in July!!! Yippppeeeeee!!! Jingle....jingle...jingle bells!!!

Sunday, July 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 two very sweet MINIS for some lucky participant!! MINI So Spooky Tilda and MINI Moon 'n' Bats are this week's special prize...and won't they be so darling for Halloween?!?!? Oh my, I hope you like them as much as I do!!!!! How can she be spooky when she is Too Cute!! It is not too soon to be checking out the many little darlings, both regular size and MINIS that you might want for the Halloween/Fall season!!! Diana has so many little cuties over at Magnolia-licious right now!

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 by placing the SUNDAY SENSATIONS logo on your personal blog so that other Maggie Lovers will know about the opportunity!! Thank you!!

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!!!!


Friday, July 8, 2011

Tilda With Kite at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge


A very happy Friday to everyone!!! I hope you are ending a marvelous week and are as ready as I am for a weekend.

This week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are hosted by the very talented Jane who has provided us a really fun sketch to use for the challenge. The fabulous prize this week is sponsored by 7 Kids College Fund...So come on over and play along with us!!!! We would love to see your creations!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting; the DP is from the First Edition Hideaway Paper Pad (which is soooo sparkly and pretty); and all panels are machine stitched. The cute image I used is Tilda With Kite from Magnolia-licious and she was colored with Copics and a touch of Star Dust Stickles on the lace. Tilda and the kite were cut out and propped up for dimension. I attempted a Bev background using her wonderful template. This was my first attempt at this so please be tender...lol I used some Divine Twine from WOC for the kite string and tail, adding a few tiny silk ribbons to the tail. The background doily is by MFT. For the horizontal I used a yellow raffia ribbon. The small floral treatment resting on MS punched branches is all from Wild Orchid Crafts: 35mm Trellis Rose and Hip Rosebuds. I finished the front with WOC Pearls.


The inside is more of the same materials from the front with the addition of a couple of yellow gingham flat bows and some 10mm Open Roses.

I hope you like my little creation and we 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 using Jane's great sketch!!! Please drop by to check out all of the lovely creations made by the DT this week!!

WINNER Thank you to everyone who dropped by and left such sweet comments on the card/photo album set. Mr Random.org has selected.....

Louise from Quebec, Canada who said...Gorgeous, would love to have this, thanks for the chance to win
Congratulations, Louise! Please contact me before Sunday, July 10, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your prize out to you right away!

My sincere thanks to all of you for coming by to visit me...it is always such a joy to see that you have been here! Have a marvelous day and drop by again real soon! SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious will be posted on Sunday--and it is so darling this week!!!!!So don't forget!!!...and I will soon have another SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS! Until the next time, take care and have fun!!! Big hugs!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Winner of SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 273 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--250 with Mr. Froggy and 23 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.....

225. Traci Starkweather

Congratulations, Traci!!! 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, July 4, 2011

Daisies Do Tell at Wild Orchid Challenge and a wee SWEET STUFF!



A very happy Monday to everyone and to those celebrating the 4th of July, Happy Independence Day!! It is so hot here that celebrating means staying indoors and doing not much of anything! lol

Today is the next Wild Orchid Challenge and for the next two weeks the requirement is to make a Tent Card and of course to use at least one Wild Orchid Crafts product on your card. You can combine our challenge with no more than 2 other challenges. You can find a wonderful tent card tutorial by the exquisitely talented DT Dena right HERE. We would love for you to join in with us for this challenge--as usual, there is a marvelous prize from Wild Orchid Crafts awaiting some lucky participant! Also we have another prize for this challenge from Lili of the Valley!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and for all double matting; the DP is from the Marianne Design Pretty Papers Bloc-BLUE and MM Yellow Gingham; and all panels are machine stitched. The darling image is LOTV Milly Flower Power which was stamped on XPress It Blending Card and colored with Copics.The window was cut with an oval Nestie and then I used WOC White Daisy Chain Lace to encircle the opening, trimming the centers of the daisies with Yellow Self-Adhesive Pearls. For the vertical I used a yellow striped grosgrain tied into a double flat bow. For the floral treatment I used a BIG White Sunflower Daisy Stem Flowers resting on Mulberry Paper Maple Leaves. Finally for some dimension, I added several rows of grass diecuts at the bottom of the aperture.




For the back of the card I used a couple of large White Blooms with Flower Soft in the centers, resting them on ribbon chevrons. I also added a couple of Yellow Self-Adhesive Pearls to the other corners.

To match the card, I decorated a small blue and yellow dotted photo album which holds 13 photos by using the same LOTV Milly Flower Power, White Sunflower Daisy Stem Flower and Mulberry Paper Maple Leaves. To close the album I used a yellow grosgrain and a yellow gingham button tied with Yellow Divine Baker's Twine.

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you will drop over to the Wild Orchid Challenge Blog to see the absolutely gorgeous cards made by my DT Sisters!!! You will be so happy you did because they are all showstoppers!

SWEET STUFF...If you would like to have this little Daisy set of card and photo album, please leave a comment below and I will also add some blue and yellow goodies (flowers/blooms/ribbons, etc) to the SWEET STUFF for one of my FOLLOWERS! We will close this on Thursday morning, July 7, at 8 AM EST.

Have a beautiful week no matter where you are!! Thank you so much for your visit and I hope to see you again real soon! Until the next time, I send BIG HUGS your way!!

Sunday, July 3, 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 very sweet MINIS for some lucky participant!! MINI Bathing Ring and MINI Tilda and Her Bunny 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

There is also a fun sketch challenge for you to try over at Magnolia-licious Highlites. You may want to check it out and see what the great prize is there this month!

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!!!!



Friday, July 1, 2011

Tilda Celebrates Summer at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge


Yippppeeeee!!! It's Friday and I hope you are having a magnificent one!!! I also hope that you have had a delightful week and are looking forward to a great weekend. I personally am so happy that this week is in the past and I am PAST ready for the weekend! Murphy's Law was in effect this week!! hahaha

This week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are hosted by the very talented Carol for our Special Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes with the option of Shabby Chic. The fabulous prize this week is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!! So come on over and play along with us!!!! We would love to see your creations!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for all double matting; the DP is from the blue and green Eline's Vintage Paper Bloc by Marianne Design; and all background panels are machine stitched. The image I have used is Tilda Celebrates Summer from the Sweet Rainbow Collection at Magnolia-licious which is also available as a MINI. She was colored with Copics, adding Stickles to the flowers and Prisma glitter to the raindrops. She was then cut out with triple Nesties. I had seen a woven ribbon pillow in a Shabby Chic shop here in town, so I was inspired to try the same treatment on my card for the bottom panel....and let me tell you..it may look very simple but that thing took me forever using 3/8" grosgrain ribbons!!! Getting it all straight was a pain so I am sure there is an EASY way!!! lol For the vertical I used a pink eyelash organza from my stash with a double flat bow made with 1" Organza Ribbon. I wanted something see-through because I did NOT want to hide the woven panel!!!! LOL Behind the image I used a lovely Venise Lace Fan (which I don't see at the moment at WOC) and topped it with three Self-Adhesive Pearls. The floral treatment resting on MS punchouts is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: 35mm Trellis Rose, a couple of the NEW Carnations, and Hip Rosebuds. I finished the front with more WOC Pearls.


For the first panel on the inside I used a sweet Pink Paper Doily as a base for another organza bow and a heart dangle. For the second panel, jotting spot, I used a heart Nestie with a small bouquet of 4mm Rosebuds tied with tiny pink and green silk ribbons.

I hope you like my little creation and we 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!!! Please drop by to check out all of the lovely creations made by the DT this week!!

Thank you so much for dropping by and I would love for you to come by often! It is always such a joy to see that you have been here. Don't forget SUMMER SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious on Sunday...and who knows...maybe there will be some more surprises here during the month of July...smiles!!!! Have a marvelous weekend...and until the next time...BIG HUGS!!!!