Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 299 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--277 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 Magnificent GIFT CERTIFICATE from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

181. Ellen

Congratulations, Ellen !!! 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!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tags, Tags, Tags at Wild Orchid Challenge



Happy Monday, everyone!! I hope you have all had a splendid weekend and are ready for a great week! For those who have suffered through Hurricane Irene, my most sincere thoughts are with you!

For the next two weeks at Wild Orchid Challenges the theme is TAGS, TAGS, TAGS....so you can make a tag, or a tag shaped card, or even use a tag on your card! And you must use at least one Wild Orchid Crafts product and you will be in for a fabulous prize from Wild Orchid Crafts... So come on over and join in with us! We would love to see your interpretation of the theme and you will be in for the marvelous surprise!!

I don't think I had ever made a tag before so I was challenged greatly to make one...as a matter of fact I decided to make two of them in case one was a complete disaster...lolol I started with the bases and put some pre-gathered lace around each tag...the lace was a gift from the sweet and talented Suzan...Thanks hon...you know how much I love lace!!!! I also took this as a wonderful opportunity to give you a SNEAKY PEEKY of two of the absolutely darling images from the Second Launch of Christmas sweeties which will be available at LOTV on September 6.



For the first tag I used the darling LITTLE IVY and colored her with Copics, adding some Star Dust Stickles and MS Glitter. I also used some Snowflake ornaments topped with SELF-ADHESIVE RHINESTONES. For the bow I used 25mm (1") BABY BLUE ORGANZA RIBBON topped with silver cording. And the corner flower is a CARNATION on top of a lace rosette to dangle a MINIATURE SILVER RINGING BELL.



For the second tag I used the lovely ANGELIC LUTE, coloring her with Copics and Prismacolors and adding Prisma Glitter to her wings and MS Gold Glitter to the stars. The floral treatment at the bottom is made up of 35mm TRELLIS ROSE, 25mm TEA ROSES, 15mm OPEN ROSES, and GOLD GLITTER PLASTIC HOLLY BERRIES and intertwined with gold beaded cording. To finish this tag I used 25mm (1") PURPLE ORGANZA RIBBON tied with more gold beaded cording and a star button.

I hope you like my little tags and will decide to join us this fortnight at Wild Orchid Challenge...please drop over and see the gorgeous samples by the WOC DT!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by here today and I hope to see you again real soon! Until the next time, be safe and have a fun week!! Hugs!!

Sunday, August 28, 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 another $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!!!

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!!!


Saturday, August 27, 2011

SNEAKY PEEKY---LOTV All In A Row


Happy Saturday to each of you and I am wishing for you a marvelous weekend!! My thoughts are certainly with all of the people on the Eastern Seaboard as they prepare for the wrath of Hurricane Irene. I am about 8 hours inland so we will perhaps get a bit of breeze and a little rain...but those on the coast will be suffering for certain!! Be safe all!!!

Oh boy!!! I am finally able to show you a SNEAKY PEEK for the upcoming launch of the second group of LOTV Christmas images! I know that you loved the first launch and these are oh so cute as well! The launch will take place on September 6, and will contain 22 new cuties!! But until then be sure to check on all of the DT SNEAKY PEEKS both on the DT members' personal blogs and especially on the LOTV Ideas to Inspire Blog.

To showcase the darling All In A Row, I made a purse giftbox using a Darcie's template which was a gift from my sweet friend Suzan. Thanks, Sweetie!!! Darcie's website is not open at the moment but I understand it will be soon. The purse body measures about 8 inches (21mm) across the bottom and is about 6 1/2 inches (17mm)tall, excluding the handle. The papers I used are from an old MS Paper Pad. The image was stamped on XPress-It Blending Card and colored with a combination of Copics and ProMarkers...adding a bit of Prisma Glitter for the snow and glitter on the dresses. Aren't those three little munchkins the sweetest little things?!?!! The tag is from the LOTV Circular Christmas Sentiments cut out with Nesties and tied on the bag with wee red satin ribbon and a flat bow. To finish the front of the purse I used red ball fringe and a couple of WOC Mulberry Paper Poinsettias (I removed the centers of the flowers and replaced them with some sparkly brads) and some WOC Holly Leaves!

I hope you like my little giftbox and will continue to keep your eyes on the LOTV Ideas to Inspire site for all of the other darling images!!

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you will come back often! Remember that tomorrow is the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious where there will be another nice surprise for someone!! Until the next time, Big Hugs!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

THANK YOU, EVERYONE!! for Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Happy Friday everyone!!! I hope that you have all had a magnificent week because I can assure you that mine was SPECTACULAR!!! And gosh...it's weekend...so let's all have a wonderful weekend, too!!! I know I intend to!!!

Today starts a new week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge where we are being hosted by the very talented and sweet Donalda who has invited us to play a fun game of BINGO!! So come on over and play this fun game along with us--we would love to see your wonderful creations!! There are two fabulous prizes this week from two of our wonderful sponsors: Crafts U Love and The Ribbon Girl!

For my card this week I wanted to make it a special one to thank each of YOU!!!! The base and all matting is Bazzill and the beautiful DP is from the EP Victoria Gardens Paper Pad, which was a gift from the sweet Donalda!! Thank you so much, Sweetie!!! All panels are machine stitched. You can tell that I wanted as much of this lovely paper to show as possible! I love it!!! This Magnolia image is a very special one to me and one which I have had for a very long time--not knowing just how special it would become to me!! This is actually 2 stamps: little Tilda and a seperate pink ribbon stamp. She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding a wee bit of Star Dust Stickles to her wings. For the horizontal I used some gorgeous iridescent lace which was a gift from Suzan--thank you so very much, hon!!! I then added a double bow made with exquisite 32mm Silk Ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts. I made a small bouquet to match the one Tilda is holding using handmade script paper wrapping some 5mm Mulberry Rose Buds. The tiny tag and sentiment are SU. I finished the front with WOC Self Adhesive Pearls.



The inside is very simple but with my fondest of thoughts for each of YOU!!! If you can't read my message just click on the above photo and it will enlarge enough for you to read!

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope you will want to come by for a visit often!! It is always such a joy to know that you were here! Have a great weekend and I will be back real soon!! Saturday starts the SNEAKY PEEKS for the next launch of darling Christmas stamps from LOTV and I know you don't want to miss them!! And Sunday there is another wonderful surprise at SUNDAY SENSATIONS!!! Until the next time, I send big hugs for YOU!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

IT'S A CELEBRATION SWEET STUFF!!!!!!



OH, HAPPY DAY!!!!!!! And a Happy Wednesday to each of you and especially to me!!!! I found out late on Tuesday that the nodules in my chest are all benign and that the breast cancer did NOT metastasize into my chest so I have so much to be thankful for!!! These lungs can breathe a little more freely now!!! And I can't express my tremendous appreciation enough to each of you who kept me in your thoughts and prayers!! Thank you all so much for being there!! Even my oncologist and PA were pleasantly SHOCKED to find out the good news!!! And I am turning cartwheels (just in my mind's eye of course...hahahahhahahaha) over the news!!!!! Some of you have suggested a new picture of me and I guess the time is soon, since I will not be losing my hair again any time soon!!!!! WooooHooooooo!!!!!

I am the first to admit that my crafting motivation has been on the thin side over these past couple of weeks...BUT....I am ready to rock and roll NOW!!!! So bear with me and you will start seeing more cards soon!!! But for now....

Let's CELEBRATE with some SWEET STUFF!!!!!! Gosh I am so excited and thankful I can hardly contain myself!!!! I hope what I have for you will please many of you so much that you will want to tell others about it!!! And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember to get those mammograms!!!!!!! I can't beg you enough!!!!!

I have for some lucky FOLLOWER the SWEET STUFF pictured above:

1 Zutter Bind-It-All Starter Kit which includes Templates, Owires, and Chipboard Covers
1 Matching Heavy Duty Corner Rounder
1 Matching Wire Cutter

I am asking that you be a FOLLOWER, that you share and link the picture of the SWEET STUFF on your blog, and that you leave your info with the Little Blue Froggy before Wednesday, September 7 at midnight EST. As you already know, I will ship anywhere in the world. If you don't have a blog, please leave your email address in a comment and I would appreciate your sharing the SWEET STUFF info with all of your crafting friends!!! Good Luck Everyone!!!!



WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 298 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--276 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 Magnificent GIFT CERTIFICATE from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

26. Dianne

Congratulations, Dianne !!! 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!!

AND, today is the birthday of our sponsor for SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious, the very generous and wonderful Diana Crick!!!! So please take a moment and drop her a birthday greeting if you have a chance at ladydian@shaw.ca!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Diana!!!!

Sunday, August 21, 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!!!

Not only is the brand new Winner Takes It All Collection available in-house at Magnolia-licious but the entire MINI Winner Takes It All Collection is also available. What a bunch of cuties there are in this wonderful collection!!!! There is also a brand new MINI Stamp Storage Binder System available for all of your MINIS!!! It is wonderful and soon I will be showing it to you on my blog!

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!!!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

WINNER of IBFS SWEET STUFF!!!

Happy Saturday evening everyone!!! I hope your week was a wonderful one for sure and hope that you are enjoying your weekend!!! I will be more than happy to trade my week for anybody else's...lolol...Not only did I dread the PET test which was on Thursday but found out that I would not have the answer until probably Monday...sigh!! On top of all of my crazy adventures, I also had to make the monumental decision to call Hospice in for my Mom, who is just not doing well at all...BIG SIGH!!!! So your thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

Needless to say, I was unable to get a card completed for the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge where this week we are hosted by Claudia with the requirement of using an "out of the box" sentiment. There is a wonderful prize being offered by Wild Orchid Crafts so I hope you will drop over and check out the lovely DT cards and join in this week with your funny/unique sentiments!!

I apologize for not announcing the WINNER of the I Brake for Stamps SWEET STUFF until now but hopefully you will understand...Mr Random.org has selected....

105. lena katrine from Norway!!!!

Congratulations, Lena!!! Please contact me with your information before Tuesday, August 23 at 8 AM so that we can get your prizes out to you right away!!

My sincere thanks to each of you for always checking on me and for being so sweet and kind in your emails, comments, etc. You are all the very best!!! I hope you will drop back real soon and it is just several hours til the next SUNDAY SENSATIONS will be posted so please have a look...wink!!! Great big hugs coming your way!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 277 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--259 with Mr. Froggy and 18 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 darling little Tilda MINIs from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

49. Dorte

Congratulations, Dot !!! 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!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Wild Orchid Challenge AND I Brake for Stamps SWEET STUFF!!!



Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you have all had a marvelous weekend and are settling into a great week! I feel that I should share this little tidbit with you since you shared in my happiness last week when I was told that I was free for 6 months but "give blood on your way out"....sigh!! Well the complete thrill was short-lived. The PA called on Tuesday to tell me that the cancer marker was back up to a 13 from a 10...and it should be a 4...I don't think my body knows math well!!! hahhaha...so several scans and tests later in the week showed some nodules in my chest (could it be rhinestones and pearls??? LOL) sooooo this Thursday it is back to the hospital for a PET test...Surely that means a day of pampering!!!!...lolol...ya think??? So keep those fingies and toesies all crossed for me this week!!! Big hugs to all of you!!!! But onward to some FUNNER stuff!!!!

This fortnight at Wild Orchid Challenge we are treated to a really great sketch by the very talented Dena and it was so much fun to play with. As always, there is a marvelous prize for the lucky winner so come on over and join in with us!! We would love to see your interpretation of Dena's fabulous sketch!!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and for the double matting, the DP is from the DWELL paper pad by MME, and all background panels are machine stitched. The darling image is Emily-Puppy Love from the Miss Rachel and Emily Collection at I Brake for Stamps. The image was stamped on XPress It and colored with Copics, adding Glossy Accents to the little heart, and WOC Pearls for buttons and the corners of the image panel. The round yellow doily is cut with a MFT High Tea Party Doily Die. For the horizontal I used some gorgeous 25mm (1") Organza Ribbon tied into a double flat bow to dangle a THANK YOU charm. For the left corner I used a lovely small Silver Filigree Corner. And now for the floral treatment...all of my FOLLOWERS know that I am absolutely in love with Wild Orchid Crafts products and it is a real pleasure for me to let my American readers know that all of the flowers in this flower garden are also available at I Brake for Stamps in the US!!!! I know that many of you are hesitant to order from outside the US so this is now a golden opportunity to get the same lovely flowers without ordering from abroad! I have used a 35mm Trellis Rose, 15mm Open Roses, 10mm Open Roses, Gypsophilia Flowers, Aster Daisies, all available at I Brake for Stamps.

The inside is very simple this time because I just love these MME papers and wanted as much of them to show as possible...Just a little organza ribbon and bow on the first panel and on the jotting panel a faint image of the stamp so that the thank you message can be written over it.


SWEET STUFF!!!!!...Gosh this is FUN!!!!! The lovely Della over at I Brake for Stamps has given me some SWEET STUFF for you--she loves my FOLLOWERS, too!!!! So all you have to do is leave your link with the little Blue Froggy below before Thursday, August 18, at 8 AM EST...if you don't have a blog just put your email in a comment!!! Good Luck Everyone!!!!

First you will receive the same darling stamp, mounted on EZ Mount, that I have used for my card--Emily-Puppy Love from the Miss Rachel and Emily Collection by Embossing Arts. She is the cutest thing in her little polka dot dress and that puppy is too sweet!!!!

AND......



Della is also providing you with a $15 Gift Certificate which you can use at your pleasure for any of the delightful things she has at I Brake for Stamps, including the lovely WOC flowers!!!!

AND.....

I will send you a collection of the lovely 1" Organza Ribbons (1+ yards of each of 20 different colors) and 10 Bunches of flowers, too!!!!

How's that for a little SWEET STUFF????

Thank you all so much for dropping by today and I hope you will pop over to the Wild Orchid Challenge to have a peek at the lovely DT Sample Cards and will decide to play along with us!! Have a marvelous week and please come back often!! Big hugs to YOU!!!


Sunday, August 14, 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 Diana at Magnolia-licious is offering two of the cutest MINIS to a lucky participant: MINI Unwrapped Tilda and MINI Wrapped Tilda!! Aren't these the cutest little darlings?!?! I'm sure you would love to add these little cuties to your collection!!!! Can't you just imagine all of the many ways these sweeties can be used!! And for so many occasions and events!!!!

The brand new Winner Takes It All Collection is now at Magnolia-licious right HERE and oh my!!! What a bunch of cuties there are in this wonderful collection!!!! These are shipping NOW and there are so many darling background and accessory stamps with this collection! There is also some darling matching papers for this collection...so make your selection before they sell out!!

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 absolutely darling MINIS!!




Friday, August 12, 2011

Wishing you a Special Day at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Happy Friday Everyone!!! I hope you are ending a marvelous week and are looking forward to a spectacular weekend! I don't know about you but I am so happy this week is almost over!!

Today starts a new week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge where we are being hosted by the very talented Jan who set this weeks challenge as HOLIDAY FUN! This can be any type of holiday and there is a wonderful prize available from Jacobi.nl. So come on over and show us some holiday spirit!! We would love to see your wonderful creations!!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all matting, the DP is from the Vintage Rose Paper Pack by Craftworkcards, and all background panels were machine stitched. I used coordinating papers and tiny button brads to make the pennant banner with a SU punch which was a birthday gift from my talented friend, Claudia...thank you so much Sweetie!! The darling little Lying Tilda was stamped on XPress It and colored with Copics, adding a bit of Star Dust Stickles for the lace on her shirt. This little girlie is from Magnolia-licious and although she is not available at the moment, the MINI version is in stock. She was actually stamped out twice and on the first one she was cut out using the "out of the Nestie" technique..the second image was cut out completely and propped up for more dimension. The little round sentiment is from the LOTV Calendars Set. The rest of the products are all from Wild Orchid Crafts: 25mm Open Rose, Hip Rosebuds, and Vintage Seam Binding Ribbon.


The inside is very simple...I used a SB label with computer generated sentiment and double bows on the first panel and a triple nestie with bow for the jotting panel.

I hope you like my little creation and will pop over and see the beautiful cards made by the DT at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge.


WINNER!!!!

Thank you each and every one who dropped by and tossed your name in for the little Christmas SWEET STUFF! Mr Random.org has selected.....
149. Lisbeth B !! Congratulations, Lisbeth!! Please contact me before Sunday, August 14 at 8 AM EST so that I can get your package to you right away!


My sincere thanks to everyone for dropping by and I always look forward to your visits! Have a marvelous weekend, and until the next time I send great big hugs!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 225 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--207 with Mr. Froggy and 18 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 Darling Little Snowman from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

124. Michelle

Congratulations, Michelle !!! 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!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Table Top Christmas Tree at Wild Orchid Crafts and SWEET STUFF!!



Happy Tuesday to each of you!! I hope you had a marvelous weekend and are now into a fun and exciting week!

Today is my day to post at the Wild Orchid Crafts Blog and I would love to invite you over to peruse this wonderfully inspirational site. You will certainly have a glimpse at EVERYTHING WOC!!!

A friend asked me to make her a red rose table top Christmas tree so of course the first place I went for some gorgeous red roses was Wild Orchid Crafts!! I apologize for the picture but I could not get the wrinkles out of the backdrop. I finally found a small 24" (60mm) tree at some website which has 66 tips and I began by using a white maribou boa as garland and tiny 3-D snowflakes. Then Wild Orchid Crafts took over!! I used 25mm (1") Red Organza Ribbon for each of the 66 flat bows and used varying sizes of WOC Red Roses: 35mm Trellis Roses, 25mm Wild Roses and 20mm Open Roses. Finally I topped the tree with a multi-loop Red Organza Bow. I didn't make a skirt to cover the base of the tree since my friend already had something she wants to use!!

SWEET STUFF!!! Seems like forever since I offered a touch of SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS so since it's Christmas In August today I would like to give you a chance at a few Christmas-y things!! All you need to do is leave your linky with Mr Blue Froggy below before Thursday night, August 11, at midnight EST to be in for the draw with Mr Random.org.


1 Set of 11 Inkadinkadoo Christmas Stamps
1 Bunch of White Mulberry Roses
1 Bunch of Red Mulberry Roses
1 Pack of Maya Road Vintage Paper Posies
1 Package of Traditional Christmas Ribbons
1 Package of Sparkly Christmas Ribbons
1 Bunch of 3-D Silver Snowflakes

Thank you so much for dropping by today!! It is always such a joy to know you have been here!! Have a marvelous week, and I hope to see you again real soon!! Big hugs!!




Sunday, August 7, 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 Diana at Magnolia-licious is offering one of the darling regular size Magnolia Snowmen stamps to a lucky participant. This one is just too cute with his earmuffs and the heart buttons...don't you think?!?!? He is from the 2007 Winter/Christmas Collection and is quite a rarity now!!!!!! And it won't be long til we are busily starting to make the holiday cards. And he would be such a marvelous addition to your collection!!

The brand new Winner Takes It All Collection is now at Magnolia-licious right HERE and oh my!!! What a bunch of cuties there are in this wonderful collection!!!! These are shipping NOW and there are so many darling background and accessory stamps with this collection! There is also some darling matching papers for this collection...so make your selection before they sell out!!

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 Snowman!!!


Friday, August 5, 2011

Tilda With Curls at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Yipeeee!!! It's another Friday and I hope a very happy one for you all!! This has been an interesting week...but nevertheless, we all need one of those from time to time!! lol

Today starts a new and fun theme at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge! Our wonderful hostess this week is Mina who has asked us for GLITTER!!! This week is also the Special Monthly Challenge with a marvelous prize from Simon Says Stamp so come on over and GLITTER along with us!!! We would love to have you join in with us this week!

Rather than a card this week, I decorated a journal made especially for Diana at Magnolia-licious. All of the matting papers are Bazzill and PTI, the DP is from the Tilda Fruit Garden Paper Pad, and the background panel is machine stitched. I used the darling little Tilda With Curls from the Wedding Collection at Magnolia-licious. She is temporarily out of stock but it looks as though she just might return any day! This is one of my favorite stamps to use when I have a tall thin space to work with. For the vertical I used a wide grosgrain ribbon topped with a grosgrain polka dot ribbon. To anchor the vertical I tied a white glitter heart button and a small pink button with WOC Pink Divine Bakers Twine at each end of the ribbons. For the bow I used a satin polka dot ribbon. Tilda was stamped on XPress It Blending Card and colored with Copics, adding a touch of Stickles and Prisma Glitter. For more GLITTER and sparkle I used some Prima Swirls from WOC as well as some Self-Adhesive Rhinestones.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to come on over to the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and show us your GLITTERATIONS!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today!! Best wishes for a wonderful weekend, and until the next time, I send BIG HUGS!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

LOTV Christmas Snooze



Happy day everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying a marvelous week...and we are getting closer and closer to another weekend, which I hope will also be a very nice one for you!! It has been so HOT in these mountains that I just can't believe it!!! It is supposed to be temperate and pleasant in the summer here....sigh!!!!

For my card today I used another of those little darlings from the latest release over at Lili of the Valley--Christmas Snooze...and isn't he and his trusty doggy the cutest little things?!?! The image was colored with Copics, adding a touch of gold glitter to his crown and some Glossy Accents to the cuppycakes and pitcher before cutting it out with triple Nesties. The base and all matting is Bazzill, the DP is from the BG Jovial Collection, and all background panels are machine stitched.I used a diecut from Memory Box to hold down the light olive satin ribbon which was tied into a double flat bow to hold a gold wreath charm. The double matted sentiment is from the LOTV Christmas Circular Sentiment Set. Finally I added some Small Gold Filigree Corners.



The inside is just a few matted Nesties, more satin ribbon, a few WOC Pearls, and that sweet holiday sentiment from the LOTV A5 Verses Set.

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you will come by often!! It is such a joy to know that you have visited! Have a wonderful day and until the next time, I send big hugs!!

WINNER at Sunday Sensations from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 339 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--308 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 Magnificent GIFT CERTIFICATE from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

55. Ardilla

Congratulations, Ardilla!!! 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!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hello Gorgeous at Wild Orchid Challenge and WINNER!!


Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you had a marvelous weekend and are ready for a great week! Since I am late posting today I have some great news to share!!! I am free as a bird from the doctor for 6 whole months!!! The mammo looked great and the only problem is the tumor marker is still at 10+ and they want it at 4...so I only have to drop in for blood tests every now and then!!! Yipppppeeeeeee!!!

Today is the brand new challenge over at Wild Orchid Challenge which is BEARY SPECIAL this fortnight so you must use a bear and at least one WOC product on your card or project. We hope you will come over and join in with us and see the BEARY SPECIAL cards made by the WOC DT.

For my card I used the cutest little bear from LOTV called Hello Gorgeous. She was stamped on XPress It Blending Card, colored with Copics, and cut out with a Nestie before adding some sweet pink lace around the oval. The lace was part of my birthday gift from the sweet and talented Suzan! Thank you so much, Sweetie!! On the mirror I added a thick coat of Glossy Accents and some Flower Soft for the carpet. The base of the card is Bazzill and the matting is PTI and Bazzill. The sweet DP is from the Country Drive Collection by Echo Park and all background layers are machine stitched. I hope the geometric paper looks like wallpaper behind the image layer because I hung three little girlie boudoir charms from tiny pink satin bows--a tiny hand mirror, perfume bottle, and comb. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: 20mm Open Rose, 15mm Open Roses, 8mm Semi-Open Roses, and Aster Daisies. To complete the front I used WOC Self-Adhesive Pearls.


The inside is very simple with the sentiment computer generated. I added a larger hand mirror to the first panel with another satin bow.


WINNER!!!
Thank you all so very much for all of the wonderful birthday wishes and for such sweet and kind comments!!! I let Mr Random.Org select the winner of this Deluxe Scor-Pal Set and that winner is.....111. vicky mcclean ! Congratulations, Vicky!! It looks like this one will be on its way to the UK!!! Please contact me before Wednesday, August 3 at midnight EST so that I can get your SWEET STUFF out to you right away! In your email, please send me your mailing address and your preference of centimeters or inches!

AND, I just had to show all of you a magnificent surprise I received for my birthday from my wonderful friend, Gunilla!!!! She had these Swedish clogs handmade and hand painted for me and they fit like a glove!!! They are even signed by the artist who made them and painted them and she even put my name on them!!!! Aren't they the cutest things ever?!?!?! I just love them! Thank you so very much, Sweetie!!!!


Thank you all so much for coming by and I hope to see you again real soon!!! Have a splendid week...and until the next time I send great big hugs!!!!