Friday, September 30, 2011

NEWS...NEWS...NEWS!!! World Card Making Day at LOTV!!!



Since Saturday, October 1st is World Card Making Day, LOTV is celebrating with a fun giveaway with a twist at the LOTV Ideas to Inspire Blog!!

There are THREE wonderful prizes up for grabs!

The First prize is THREE Lili of the Valley stamps of your choice...AND, if you make a new card especially for this fun give-away, another TWO stamps will be added to the pot so you could win any FIVE Lili of the Valley stamps of your choice!!

Two runners-up will each win TWO Lili of the Valley stamps of their choice.

So what are you waiting for? Get busy girlies, you could win a fab prize! The draw runs from today through to Friday 8th October and the winners will be announced shortly after the draw closes.

Please spread the word on your blogs so everyone can join in the fun!! And hurry on over to LOTV Ideas to Inspire for all of the details!!

Sitting Pretty at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and SWEET STUFF!!!!


Happy Friday everyone!! I hope you have had a marvelous week and are all prepared for a great weekend! It has been so beautiful in these mountains and fall is just right around the corner for sure!!

Today is our new challenge at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and I would love for you to join in with us this week. We are honored with a magnificent sketch from the lovely Jane who is hosting this week. We can't wait to see you there with your lovely creations!! There are two fabulous prizes this week: one from The Ribbon Girl and one from 7 Kids College Fund for two lucky participants!! We would love for you to have a peek at all of the magnificent DT Sample cards/projects over at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge...so come on over!!!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and for all double matting, the DP is from the Life in the Country Paper Pad by Maja Design, and all background panels have been machine stitched. The image I used is Tilda With Daffodil from Magnolia-licious and although she is not available at the moment, her MINI counterpart is available. She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and Promarkers and is resting on double die cuts from MFT dies. You can also see that instead of the daffodil, I added an aster daisy to match the floral treatment...smiles!!!! For the horizontal I used a 1" organza ribbon with double flat bow. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: 1 3/8" Trellis Rose, White Lilies, and Aster Daisies resting on MS punched branches. The front was finished with WOC Self Adhesive Pearls. Hey, have you noticed that WOC has a new face!!!! Now US customers will see the information in US dollars and measurements are in the American system. Yippppeeeee!!!



For the inside of my card I used the same papers and basic design as the front. That gorgeous heart of hearts charm is from the WOC Mixed Heart Charms collection.

SWEET STUFF!!!! Just a little thank you to all of my FOLLOWERS, I have found a couple of things that you might like!! Please leave a comment before Sunday, October 2 at midnight EST and we will let Mr Random.org decide who the winner is! Those who have received my SWEET STUFFS know that I always throw some more sweeties in so....GOOD LUCK, one and all!!!!


1 - Paris Night Doohickey Die Set
1 - Tilda with Big Ribbon from the You Are So Special Collection

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!! And Sunday there is another wonderful surprise at SUNDAY SENSATIONS!!! Until the next time, I send big hugs for YOU!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 294 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--265 with Mr. Froggy and 29 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 Witch Tilda with Pumpkins from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

173. Shazza


Congratulations, Shazza !!! 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, September 26, 2011

Sparkles and Stars at Wild Orchid Challenge


Happy Monday everyone! I hope you have begun what will be a marvelous week! Thank you all so much for your visits and I hope you will come by often!! I trust your week will be a special one indeed!

For the next two weeks at Wild Orchid Challenges we were asked to use SPARKLES and STARS on our cards/projects. Please remember to check out the simple rules for entering and come on over and join in with us! We would love to see your interpretation of Sparkles and Stars on your card/project and you will be in for the marvelous surprise from Wild Orchid Crafts!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is Kaisercraft December 25th, and all background panels are machine stitched. This DP has alot of metallic gold and reminds me of Olde World so I tried to carry that look throughout my card. The sweet image I used is from the latest LOTV release and is called Musical Christmas. The image was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and Promarkers adding a touch of Prisma Glitter to the wings and gorgeous WOC Gold German Glass Glitter to the wreaths on their heads. Don't you just love that glittery sparkle of the German Glass Glitter!!! I encircled the image with German tinsel and for the horizontal I used 1" Cream Organza Ribbon tied into a double bow, adding a star button. The floral treatment resting on MS branches is made of a 35mm Trellis Rose and 25mm Open Roses which were all covered heavily with more WOC Gold German Glass Glitter. I also added some Gold Double End Holly Berries and finished the front with a couple of Gold Filigree Metal Corners.


For the inside of my card I used some stars from the Christmas Wooden Shape Embellishment Set and covered them heavily with more German Glass Glitter and another organza bow. I think that German Glass Glitter gave those stars a very old look...what do you think? The gold embossed sentiment is from the LOTV Set 10-A5 Verses.

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope to see you again real soon. Remember to bring your Sparkles and Stars over to the Wild Orchid Challenge--we would love to have you join in with us this fortnight! Have a marvelous week and until the next time I send big hugs!!

Sunday, September 25, 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!!!

AND there's something new at Magnolia-licious !!! Not only do you receive a 2% Store Credit for every dollar you spend at Magnolia-licious...But Diana has come up with a new way for you to get an even better deal by shopping at her shop!!!!!....Magnolia-licious is now giving an additional 8% discount on orders over $50.00. You simply use the code benefit8 and the system will automatically deduct the 8% from your total order. That means that with the Store Credit and the new discount you will be receiving a 10% bonus!! How fantastic is that???!!! Of course there is always FREE SHIPPING for orders
over $75.00 shipping to the US and Canada!



The cutie that Diana is offering this week is the absolutely darling regular size Witch Tilda with Pumpkins shown above!!! I have always thought that she looks like the cutest little Pilgrim to me!!! She is so sweet to use for Thanksgiving and for Halloween and she is looking for a good home!!! This could be your lucky week!!!!

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 absolutely darling Tilda stamp!!



Friday, September 23, 2011

Time for School, Miss Tilda!!!!



A very happy Friday to everyone and best wishes for a marvelous weekend!! Tis autumn in these mountains so I am going to have some outside time methinks--just enjoying the delicious fall weather!!

Today is our new challenge at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and I would love for you to join in with us this week. Michelle O is hosting this week and has given us the theme of FALL/BACK TO SCHOOL to play with this time. We can't wait to see you there with your lovely creations!! There is a fabulous prize this week from Quixotic Paperie for some lucky participant!! We would love for you to have a peek at all of the magnificent DT Sample cards/projects over at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge so come on over!!!

For my DT Sample card this week I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is from the BG Oxford pad, the grade card is from Crate Paper School Spirit Collection, and all background panels are machine stitched. The little cutie I used is from the 2008 So Heavenly/Travel/School Collection and is Tilda With Pencils. She is available at Magnolia-licious. I personally think it is time to see some more school cuties from Magnolia, don't you? I colored her with Copics and Promarkers, adding a touch of Star Dust Stickles to the lace on her dress. The autumn sentiment circle is from Catslife Press. For the horizontal I used two different widths of grosgrain ribbon and tied the smaller one into a double flat bow. All of the sweet school embellies are from a local miniature shop...I just love those pencils!!! Of course an old school teacher loves pencils and papers anyway!! hahahah But please don't ask me about papers...that's a topic for another day...smiles!!


The inside is very simple--I just used more grosgrain ribbon with twine tied red buttons and another of those cute pencils on the jotting spot!

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!! And Sunday there is another wonderful surprise at SUNDAY SENSATIONS!!! Until the next time, I send big hugs for YOU!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

WINNER X 4!!!!

Happy whatever day this is to everyone!!! This week has been one of craziness for sure....but there are still several days left so I am sure there will be improvement!! I hope your week is going well!!! Gosh I am late in making this announcement but I would like to thank everyone who was interested in the little MAGGIE BAGGIES but we have to let Mr Randon.org make all of our decisions so..... Here are the winners!!

Maureen from the UK who said...
These are lovely, thanks for the chance to enter the draw.
Maureen......x


yvon from the Netherlands who said...
Hi Jacque, i just came back from a little holiday and went blogging to see what i have missed this weekend.Your creation is so beautiful, just love those hAnglers and love the colors you used, so beautiful. Your little giftbags are gorgeous, thanks for the chance to win one of those. Hope you have a great week.
Hugs, Yvon


Debbie from the UK who said...
Beautiful card Jacque.Great autumn colours.Cute image too.I just love the pumpkin buttons and the sunflowers - gorgeous.Thank you for the chance to win this fab sweet stuff - you are one generous lady.Have a lovely weekend.Love Debbie x

Paula in South Carolina in the US who said...
Oh my, your card is sooo cute. I love how you colored this image! And I always love your the way to embellish the inside of your cards - gorgeous!!! And the mini tilda baggies are just tooooo cute! Thanks for the cahnce to win one!!!

Congratulations, ladies!! Please contact me by email before Friday morning at 8 AM EST so that I can get your little MAGGIE BAGGIES out to you right away!!

Again, my sincere thanks to each of you for dropping by and you KNOW it won't be long before there is yet another surprise right here!!! Sending big hugs your way!!!!

WINNER of Sunday Sensations from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 266 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--239 with Mr. Froggy and 27 by comment or email! This exciting event is generously sponsored by Diana at the Magnolia-licious shop who will have another surprise for some lucky participant each and every Sunday right here!

The WINNER of the darling little COOL SANTA from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

154. Jean H

Congratulations, Jean!!! 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, September 18, 2011

Penguins Aplenty!!!!



A very happy late Sunday evening and a wonderful start for your new week! I hope that your weekend was spectacular and that your week will be delightful also!! I know mine will be!!

Just for fun I decided to make a little 6"X6" holiday gift box featuring the cutest penguins ever!! I used the sweet little LOTV Fishing Buddies from the latest release and colored it with Copics and Promarkers, cutting it out with Nesties. To finish the image I used Gold Spica for the stars, Glossy Accents for the water, Star Dust Stickles for the ice, and Prisma Glitter for the snowflakes. The paper is from Recollections and I just love those dots with the penguins!! I first put a WOC Miniature Silver Ringing Bell on each corner with some tiny red satin ribbon. I then placed the panel on top and edged the entire box with red ball fringe. I crisscrossed white satin ribbon and red polka dot ribbon, adding a double bow. To finish the front I used a couple of snowflake ornaments, topping them with BG holly leaves and some little 15mm Open Roses.



This side view will give you and even better view of the penguin theme from the LOTV image! The Penguin on top decided to fish instead of skate around...smiles!!

Thank you so very much for dropping by and I hope to see you again real soon! I would love to hear what you think about my little gift box! Have a wonderful week and until the next time I send great big hugs your way!!!

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!!!



Guess who's comin' to town!!!!!! You are right and it won't be long now!!! The prize this week is a such a cheerful one and I'm sure you would love to add this regular sized little cutie to your collection!!!! Cool Santa is so cool with his bag on his back and that cute look on his face!! Wouldn't he make just the cutest holiday cards!!!! Don't forget to check out all of the Christmas and holiday possibilities over at Magnolia-licious--The Merry Christmas Collection 2010, Christmas and New Years, So Jolly, So Snowy, Mistletoe, and of course the Christmas MINI collection!!

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 absolutely darling Santa stamp!!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Tis Autumn in the Pumpkin Patch and Maggie Baggie SWEET STUFF!!!



Happy Friday to each of you!! I hope you are having a marvelous week and have accomplished all that you wished! I also hope you all have a fantastic weekend!! Gosh it is beginning to feel like autumn here in these mountains--I love the warm days and chilly evenings!!! And sooner than later, all of the leaf-lookers will be invading to see the beauty of the Blue Ridge for sure!!

Today is our new challenge at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and I would love for you to join in with us this week because I am hosting and have a sketch with a FALL IS IN THE AIR theme!!! Gosh I can't wait to see you there with your lovely creations!! There are TWO wonderful prizes this week, so this may just be your lucky week!!!! We have a £ 10 Voucher at Dies To Die For AND a wonderful set of Promarkers Brights from Letraset. Nobody could resist those fabulous prizes so come on over!!!

For my DT card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is from Hello Fall by Best Creations, and all background panels are machine stitched. Those papers are soooo glittery--just love them!! The darling little hÄnglar Pumpkin Girl was stamped twice on XPress-It Blending Card and the little girl was cut out so that she could be propped up for more dimension. The image was colored with a combo of Copics and Promarkers and cut out with triple Oval Nesties. The bow is made of Wild Orchid Crafts Raffia Ribbon adding some WOC Sunflower/Daisy Flowers and a silver rake and leaves charm. To finish the front I used several buttons...Indian Corn, pumpkins, and a gourd.



The inside is very simple so that the glittery paper would show. On the first panel I used a Catslife Press Autumn stamp along with some more raffia bows, sunflowers, and button.

I hope you like my little card and will go have a peek at the absolutely wonderful cards made by the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge Design Team using my simple sketch!!! They are stunningly gorgeous!!

And now, because I am hosting this week, I wanted to have a little surprise for my FOLLOWERS!!!! So.....

MAGGIE BAGGIE SWEET STUFF!! I made 4 little gift bags filled with some Maggie delights!!! So this week there will be 4 winners!!! I found these little fabric bags in a shop here and decorated them very simply with some MINI Maggies!! All you have to do is leave a comment below and on Sunday, September 18 at midnight EST I will let Mr Random.org select 4 names. Each little bag is different but they each contain a couple of spa treatments, a regular size Tilda stamp, a pack of Magnolia flowers, a pack of ribbon, and a pack of rhinestones. Kinda fun, huh? Good luck!!!!



NOTE: I had several emails asking to see a better picture of the little Maggie Baggies so hope this is better...I am no photographer!! lol But I hope you can see another very cute and simple way to use those darling MINI MAGGIES...


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!! And Sunday there is another wonderful surprise at SUNDAY SENSATIONS!!! Until the next time, I send big hugs for YOU!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WINNER of SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 277 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--251 with Mr. Froggy and 26 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 EXCLUSIVE Doctor Edwin from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

114. Tussling

Congratulations, Tussling!!! 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, September 13, 2011

Little Bears Christmas Tree at Wild Orchid Challenge and WINNER!!



Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you have begun what will be a marvelous week! Thank you all so much for your best wishes on my little R&R and it was a nice little getaway--hopefully the renewal will bring forth some more creative ideas...smile!! I think it does us all a little good to get away to new environs!

For the next two weeks at Wild Orchid Challenges we have a magnificent sketch by the inimitable Bev Rochester who has also asked that we use the sketch for a Christmas card. Please remember the following: All entries must have at least one WOC product on it. You can combine our challenge with no more than 2 other challenges. You must link back to the Wild Orchid Challenge blog. NO back linking, new projects/cards only please. So come on over and join in with us! We would love to see your interpretation of Bev's sketch on a Christmas card and you will be in for the marvelous surprise from Wild Orchid Crafts!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and .the DP is BG Nordic Holiday.The sweet image I used is Little Bears Christmas Tree from LOTV's latest release. The image was stamped on XPress-It Blending Card and colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding Stickles, WOC 100 Grit Gold German Glass Glitter. To finish the front of the card, I used a couple of tree buttons which were decorated with more German Glass Glitter, Holly Leaves, Poinsettias with German Glass Glitter centers, Small Filigree Silver Corner, and a Silk Ribbon bow to dangle a tree charm.


The inside is very simple and you will notice that I didn't do any machine stitching on this card, which was a new trial for me...lol.. I just added some of the same touches from the front...and that's it for this card!

I hope you like my little card 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 all so much for dropping by and for your sweet and kind comments!!! But Mr. Random.org will only select one winner...BUT you know to be on the lookout VERY soon for some more SWEET STUFF!!! The WINNER is....Sarah from Sarah's Handmade Cardsx in the UK!! Congratulations, Sarah!! Please email me your mailing information before Friday, September 16 at 8 AM EST so that I can get your package right out to you!!

My sincere thanks to each of you for always dropping by and leaving me sweet messages. I hope you will want to come by often to see me! Have a beautiful week and until the next time, I send a big hug right to you!!!

Sunday, September 11, 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!!!



The prize this week is a VERY special one and I'm sure you would love to add this regular sized little cutie to your collection!!!! Doctor Edwin is exclusively available at the Magnolia-licious store. He is so cute with his little doctor's bag and steth around his neck!!! Just think of get well cards with this little darling!!! Too cute!!!!

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 absolutely darling EXCLUSIVE stamp!!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Tilda Is Baking at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge AND SWEET STUFF!!



Happy Friday again to all of you!!! Well, we are closer to a weekend!! And that's always a good thing!!! Have a wonderful one!!!!

I am late with my Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge because I was inundated with appointments this week and last evening I couldn't see worth a flip because of dilated eyes, so please forgive me!!! This week we are being hosted by the magnificent Bev Rochester who has given us a fun and exciting sketch to use. You may rotate and/or flip the sketch, add any embellies you like and a sentiment too, just as long as we can still see the basic structure. There are two wonderful prizes this week--one from Stamping Scrapping and one from Crafty Sentiments Designs. So come on over and join in with us so we can see your lovely creations using Bev's sketch!!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all matting, the DP is from BG Nordic Holiday, and all background panels are machine stitched. I used the darling little Tilda Is Baking from Magnolia-licious and although she is not in the shop at the moment, she is on order!! She is really baking those gingerbread boys, isn't she? She was colored with Copics and cut out with triple Nesties. For the horizontal I used some double sided satin ribbon tied into a bow to dangle a gingerbread boy charm. To finish the front I added the red Happy Holidays which are buttons as well as a rolling pin and two gingerbread boy buttons!


The inside is very simple because I just love that DP--so many cute holiday things on it!! I just added a simple ribbon and dotted bows and gingerbread children.

And now for a little bit of SWEET STUFF for my wonderful FOLLOWERS!!!! Since I am going to be on a short R&R this weekend, I will have a touch of SWEET STUFFS as well as SUNDAY SENSATIONS this weekend to keep you busy while I am away...smiles!!! Just leave a comment and you will be in for the prize. I will let Mr Random.org make selections for the SWEET STUFFS on Tuesday, September 13 at 8 AM.


1 Set of 11 Holiday Stamps by Inkadinkadoo
1 Pack of Jolee Snowflakes
1 Pack of Snowflake Ornaments
10 WOC Poinsettias
5 WOC Bells

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!! And Sunday there is another wonderful surprise at SUNDAY SENSATIONS!!! Until the next time, I send big hugs for YOU!!!

WINNER of Pink Celebratory SWEET STUFF!!!!

Happy Friday to each of you!!! I hope you are all having a great week and are looking forward to an even more wonderful weekend!!

Sorry for the delay in making this announcement but there were soooooo many names to go through which is a good thing!! And yesterday I was in doctors' offices all day with great news!!! My bone density is much better than it has been since the chemo and radiation...that honey of a doctor told me that my bones were much YOUNGER...hahahhaha...he didn't say that about the rest of me though!!!!! And my eyes were just great, although that dilation medicine made me sooooo sick...but today is a new day!!!!


Thank you all for dropping by to sign up for the Bind-It-All SWEET STUFF and for your sweet and kind comments!!! But we had to let Mr Random.org make the decision soooooooo....the winner is...

190. Denimo

Congratulations, Denimo!! Please contact me before Sunday, September 11, at 8 AM EST so that I can get this big package to you!!

I will be back later today with my Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge card and I am betting a little more SWEET STUFF!!! See you soon!!! Hugs!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 318 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--287 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 darling little MINIS from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

24. Mindy / Finland

Congratulations, Mindy!!! 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, September 5, 2011

LOTV LAUNCH!!!!


Happy Monday everyone!! Hope you had a marvelous weekend, and for those of you celebrating Labor Day, I hope your holiday has been a fantastic one!!

This is just a wee reminder that the darling LOTV Second Launch of 22 brand new holiday darlings will begin at midnight! I'm sure these will go flying out the door quickly!! So keep watching your clock!!! It won't be long now!!!!

Hugs to all!!

Sunday, September 4, 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!!!



The prize this week was so popular when offered before that Diana at Magnolia-licious is again 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!!!! With the Christmas holidays right around the corner, these little cuties can be used for small cards, tags, ornaments, and so many other holiday projects!!!

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, September 2, 2011

Scarecrow Tilda at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Happy Friday everyone!! I hope you have all had a wonderful week and are as ready for a wonderful weekend as I am!! For those of you who have suffered through any part of Irene, I hope that things are getting back to normal for you! My thoughts have been with you!

Today starts a new week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge where we are being hosted by the exceptionally talented Jacqui who has given us the theme of CIRCLES!! So come on over and play along with us--we would love to see your wonderful creations!! This is our Simon Says Stamp Monthly Challenge.

For my DT Sample card, I used Bazzill for the base, the DP is from the Hello Fall Glitter Paper Pad by Best Creation Inc., and all background panels are machine stitched. The cute little image I used is Scarecrow Tilda from Magnolia-licious which, along with the MINI, is available. They are too cute for words!! Tilda was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding Prisma Glitter to the bees and gold glitter to the lace. For the bottom horizontal I used WOC RAFFIA RIBBON as a base for the glittery K&Co pumpkins which were a sweet gift from Suzan...thanks, Sweetie!!! To finish the front I used a round sentiment from Catslife Press, a raffia bow, and a double fall leaf dangle charm.



The inside is very simple because I wanted the paper to show with all of the autumn words...so I merely added a bow with scarecrow button on the first panel and a bow and pumpkin button to the jotting panel.

The SNEAKY PEEKS for the next launch of the darling Christmas stamps from LOTV are still going on and I know you don't want to miss any of them!! Since there is only 5 more days till you can get your hands on the new Christmas release from Lili of the Valley, there will be a stamp giveaway for the next 5 days to two lucky winners each day so pop across to the Ideas to Inspire blog to enter and be in with a chance of winning one of the two cuties up for grabs today!

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!! And Sunday there is another wonderful surprise at SUNDAY SENSATIONS!!! Until the next time, I send big hugs for YOU!!!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

LOTV SNEAKY PEEKY - Little Bears-Snowman



A very Happy Thursday to everyone!! I hope your week is going very well and that by now anyone who was affected by Irene is in much better stead. My thoughts have been with all of you who suffered during the past weekend!

Today at CLP - Crafting Life's Pieces, a monthly sketch challenge blog, the sponsor for the month is LOTV. I am taking the opportunity to show you yet another of the darling images from the Second Christmas Launch which will take place on September 6. There are 22 new and cute stamps for you to see and NEED with this launch...smiles!!

For my card I used the sweet LITTLE BEARS - SNOWMAN and don't they look like they are having so much fun!!! The image was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding a bit of Stickles, Prisma Glitter, and Lily White Flock. The base is Bazzill, the DP is from the new BG Nordic Holiday Paper Pad, and all panels are machine stitched. I used a green MFT diecut for the round element and you can see that I have turned the sketch to meet the size requirements of my image. For the vertical I used some sparkly ricrac with the green organza ribbon, adding a double bow at the top. The little sign is made using an older stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, coloring it with Promarkers and adding Liquid Applique for the snow. I thought those cute little bears NEEDED some mittens!!! lol To finish the front I used a couple of glittery snowflake ornaments and added some WOC Rhinestones to the centers.



The supplies on the inside are the same as the front with the addition of a pair of MS mittens on the jotting spot.

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you like my little card! Remember, we are counting the days off until September 6 when all of these new images will be available to you!!! I hope you will come by often to see me!! Have a wonderful rest-of-the-week! Sending a big hug to each of you!!!