Monday, October 31, 2011

Mr. & Mrs Teddy Claus, WINNER, and SWEET STUFF!



Happy Monday to everyone...and Happy Halloween to everyone who celebrates the day!! And a Very Happy Birthday to my sweet friend Christina who is celebrating her special day today!!!! I hope that you all had a marvelous weekend and are moving into what will be a delightful week!!

I wanted to show you another card I made for Issue 4 of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine. I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the glittery DP is from the Merry Christmas Paper Pad by Best Creation, and all background panels are machine stitched. The sweet image I used is a Meljen's Designs Mr. & Mrs. Teddy Claus from Whimsy Stamps. It was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding a bit of Liquid Applique and Star Dust Stickles. I used a double flat bow made with Red Silk Ribbon to anchor a couple of Miniature Silver Ringing Bells dangling on Red Satin Ribbon all from Wild Orchid Crafts. For the horizontal I used some lovely WOC Cotton Lace. The floral treatment is all by WOC: Mulberry Paper Holly Leaves and Small Red Poinsettias which are centered with Small Moonstone Brads. You will also notice that I used a Green Fine German Glass Glitter around the image.


The inside is more of the same papers and supplies from the front of the card...and I wish the photo would show how glittery this paper pad really is!!!!

WINNER of Little Bunny Witch SWEET STUFF
My sincere thanks to everyone who left comments on the Little Bunny Witch set and Mr Random.org has selected the winner of the cute stamp and some goodies...so the winner is.....

April who said...
Ah what a lovely story, it's nice you have people watching out for you. Love the halloween card and box! they're great. x

Congratulations, April! Looks like this package is headed for the UK!! Please contact me before Wednesday, November 2 at midnight EST so that I can get your suprise out to you right away!!


SWEET STUFF for TODAY!!!





I ended up with two of these sweet Mr. & Mrs. Teddy Claus images and I would like to send the extra one to one of you if you would like it. I will also toss in some other Christmas goodies to go along with it. All you have to do is leave a comment before Wednesday, November 2 at midnight EST. Good Luck to you!!



Thank you all so much for dropping by and leaving such sweet and kind comments and I hope to see you again often! Have a beautiful week and enjoy life to the fullest! Big hugs coming your way!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

WELCOME to Suzan and her Garden of Wishes!!



Yippeee!!! I am sooooo excited!! My sweet friend Suzan has finally started a blog, A Garden of Wishes, and I would love for all of you to drop over and see what a talented artist she is and welcome her into Blogland. The darling image above is from the PINK card she sent me for Breast Cancer Awareness month and I can't tell you in words what absolutely beautiful work she does!!! It is truly amazing!!!

So won't you please join me as we extend a warm welcome to Suzan and become a Follower of her blog so that you can stay updated on her lovely cards and projects!!! You will be so happy that you did!!!

Big hugs to each of you!! Hope to see you again real soon!!!

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 is offering a wonderful accessory stamp from the Wedding Collection from 2010. This image can be used for Tilda and/or Edwin to sit on or it can also be used alone. When colored it is very striking as a wedding card image. So toss your name in for a stamp that would be great to have in anyone's collection of Maggies!! 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 cute accessory stamp!!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Check out the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge!!!

Happy Friday everyone and although it's not my week to post on the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge blog I just wanted to let you know that there are some teriffic prizes up for grabs from The Ribbon Girl and from The Cutting Cafe'. The theme this week is


so come on over, have a peek at the lovely creations by the DT this week, and show us your Christmas creations. Just make sure that your project has a Magnolia or hÄnglar & stÄnglar stamp on it and only link new projects please. Also please post your entry on your blog with a DIRECT LINK back to the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge blog. Make sure you have linked your project and not just your blog using the Blue Froggy before 8 pm UK Time on Thursday, November 3. Good luck, everyone!!!

Have a wonderful evening and until tomorrow, big hugs for each of you!!!!

WINNER of Snowie with Bells SWEET STUFF!!!

Happy Day everyone!!! I hope you have had a delightful week and are very ready for a magnificent weekend! It is rainy and dreary here but I am taking my 90 year old boyfriend (chuckles) out to lunch at a really great restaurant while his wife and my auntie go out for beauty shop stuff and shopping!!!! My philosophy is do whatever is FUN for you---and beauty shop and shopping is not on my fun list!!! hahaha

Thank you all so much for dropping by and for tossing your name in for the cute little Snowie SWEET STUFF! I have some more Snowies and I will give you an opportunity for them real soon... But for this one I have asked Mr Random.org to make the selection and the winner is....

Frea who said...

Hello Jacque, this is such a wonderful card. I love that Magnolia Santa!! And that fence you make looks smashing! So real with the snow on top, how clever of you!! Having a Magnolia snowman stamp had been on my wishlist for quite some time so I would love to join in this candy. Big hug, Frea

Congratulations, Frea...please send me your mailing information before Saturday, October 29 at midnight EST so that I can get your prizes to you right away!!

Big hugs to everyone and hope to see you again real soon!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Halloween Gift Set and SWEET STUFF and WINNER!!



Happy Day everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! My several days away was a bit of fun and just a getaway!! But while I was away my house was broken into...actually a funny story!!! I had forgotten to tell my little 90 year old neighbor and my mailman that I was going to be away for several days. Mrs. Marge is very protective because I usually check on her all the time....and you can guess about my mailman...I get more packages than anyone on his route and I am always awaiting him to see what's new!!!! So on Tuesday, they both decided that something must be wrong so the mailman called his wife to come over to my house and she and Mrs. Marge called 911...and the city police, the sheriff, and the town police all converged on my house and broke in through a window and found me NOT HOME!!!! It's kinda nice to know that someone missed me while I was away!!! Too funny, huh?!?!

Anyway I wanted to show you a little gift set of card and gable box that I made for the Issue 4 of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine. I used Meljen's darling Little Bunny Witch stamped on X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding Stickles, Prisma Glitter, and Spica, and cut it out with double Nesties. Isn't she the cutest thing!!!



For the front of the card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is Happy Haunting by Best Creation, and all panels are machine stitched. For the horizontal I used a Spellbinders Halloween Fence and some chartreuse grosgrain ribbon tied into a bow and topped a Recollection jeweled button. The spider web is a Memory Box die and I have topped it with a jeweled spider and added the same jewels to the other corners. The sentiments on the card and gable box are from the digital Halloween Ticket Sentiments set. The gable box was decorated with the same materials I used on the card and I filled the 3 plastic jars with typical halloween candies. Pssssst...you can't see the M&Ms in the middle!!! Smiles!!



The inside is VERY simple because I wanted the charming papers to show. On the first panel I added another bow and topped it with a pumpkin pierced earring and on the second panel I used a halloween pin for the jotting spot.

SWEET STUFF for my Followers!!!



I would like to offer this sweet Little Bunny Witch to one of you and of course I will add some other goodies along with it...Please just leave your comment before Friday, October 28 at midnight EST and I will let Mr Random.org select the winner. Please check back on Saturday to see if you are the lucky winner!!! Good luck!!!




WINNER of PINK SWEET STUFF!!!

Thank you all so very much for dropping by, for your sweet and kind comments, and especially for helping me spread the word of the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness and follow-through. I can't tell you enough how happy it makes me to know that we are touching the lives of so many and making them aware of the need for self-examination and mammograms. I have asked Mr Random.org to make the final decision and the winner is.......

103. Tine

Congratulations, Christine!! Thank you so much for placing the PINK SWEET STUFF on your blog, sweetie!!! Looks like this surprise might be headed for the UK...please contact me before Saturday, October 29 at midnight EST so that I can get your package out to you!

My sincere thanks to each of you who drop by to see me and to leave such wonderful comments while you are here!! I just love finding out that you have been by!!! Have a delightful evening!! Sending a big hug your way!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 279 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--251 with Mr. Froggy and 28 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 MINI Edwin on a Sled AND MINI Lazy Summer Day Tilda from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

168. ShellD

Congratulations, Shelly!!! 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!! Also, a big thanks to you for displaying the SUNDAY SENSATIONS information on your blog!!

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, October 24, 2011

Santa is Coming to Wild Orchid Challenge and SWEET STUFF!!!!



A very happy Monday to everyone! I hope you all had a blast of a weekend and are already moving into an exceptional week. But somehow Mondays are just not as wonderful as Fridays....smiles!! I am going away for several days but will be back on Wednesday so the SUNDAY SENSATIONS winner may be announced a little bit later than usual!

For this fortnight at Wild Orchid Challenge we were asked to make sure that Santa was somewhere on our cards/projects. This was a really fun one so please come on over and check out the DT sample cards and decide to join in with us--we would love to see your Santas, too!!! In order to be eligible for the wonderful prize(s) always offered at the challenge, please remember to follow these little rules!!!
* All entries must have at least one WOC product
* 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

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting; the DP is from the Merry Christmas Glitter Paper Pad by Best Creation; and all background panels are machine stitched. Santa with Lantern from the Santa Collection 2008 from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics and Promarkers and adding Liquid Applique and glitters, and was cut out and propped up with dimensional tape. His beard and eyebrows were covered with Doodlebug Flock. The fence is actually from an old electric train set to which I added more Liquid Applique for a snowy effect. I then added 1/4" Red Satin Ribbon bows to dangle the Miniature Silver Ringing Bells. Rather than a Bow-Easy I used a dinner fork to make those tiny bows....smiles!!! The sentiment is a Magnolia Post-Santa Is Coming also from Magnolia-licious and from the aforementioned collection. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: Red Mulberry Paper Poinsettias centered with Small Moonstone Brads and Aster Daisies, resting on Holly Leaves.



On the first panel on the inside I used more 1/4" Red Satin Ribbon bows to hold three ornaments from the Mixed Christmas Wooden Shape Embellishments set and on the second panel just a glitter star button.

SWEET STUFF!!!! To me, nothing says winter holidays and Christmas more than cute snowmen so let's have a little bit of SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!!


I didn't have time to take pictures but what about if along with this cute Snowie with Bells we have some WOC Poinsettias, some bells, some snowflakes, and some holiday ribbons???? Just be sure to leave your comment by Wednesday, October 26 at midnight EST. Is that fun or not?? Good Luck!!



Thank you so much for dropping by today to visit me and I hope you will come back often!! It is a real joy to see you and to hear what you have to say about my creations!!! Have a beautiful week and I hope to see you again real soon!!! Big hugs!!!

Sunday, October 23, 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!!!

Diana at Magnolia-licious now has the new Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection in house and is shipping and I can't wait for them to be in my house!!!! She is also showing the lovely new Magnolia Doohickey Dies from the same collection and her prices are phenomenal!!!...and aren't they darling!!! There are also matching papers for this sweet collection. Remember that she 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 2% Store Credit and the new 8% discount, you will be receiving a 10% bonus!! Isn't that a wonderful treat!!!! Of course there is always FREE SHIPPING for orders over $75.00 shipping to the US and Canada!



This week Diana is offering two of the cutest MINIS for some lucky participant!!! They are MINI #147 Edwin on a Sled and MINI #224 Lazy Summer Day Tilda!! Wouldn't you just love to give these two cuties a new 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 cute little Edwin stamp!!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Touch of News and a RE-WINNER of SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!

Happy Saturday to everyone!! I hope you are into a marvelous weekend and will have loads of fun doing whatever you wish!



I was indeed honored and privileged to have been asked by Denise at Whimsy Stamps to participate in Issue 4 of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine. It was made even more special because in this issue Wild Orchid Crafts plays such an important part!! Gosh!!! I have 4 cards/projects in the magazine and I would love for you to drop over and check out the amazing job that Denise and Ann have done on this issue!! There are so many gorgeous inspirations right HERE so come have a peek!!!!

Here is a sneaky peeky of one of my projects using one of those darling little Wee Cuties.....


AND...

RE-WINNER of SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!!



The first winner has not gotten in touch with me so it is time to announce the new WINNER of the darling little Edwin Pilot...

151. Rhonda Miller

Congratulations, Rhonda!! Please contact me before Sunday, October 23 at midnight so that we can get your prize out to you!!!!

Thank you all so much for dropping by and remember there will be a new SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious right here at Midnight! Enjoy your weekend!! Big hugs from me to YOU!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Think PINK and PINK SWEET STUFF!!!



Happy Friday everyone!! I hope that you have had a delightful week and are ready for a splendid weekend!!

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. This is a VERY special challenge for me and we are being hosted by the wonderfully talented Anne for our PINK for BREAST CANCER AWARENESS challenge. Please let our PINK week remind each and every one of you about the importance of being aware of breast cancer and what we can do to catch it early!!! That is definitely the KEY!!!! We can't wait to see you there with your lovely PINK creations!! There are 2 fabulous surprises up for grabs this week!!! 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 please come on over and show us your PINK!!!

I made a 4-part portfolio which you see the front of above and which measures 6" X 12" when closed. This measurement allows it to stand on its own when opened. I apologize for the pics but I could not get the pinks to photograph as it is IRL so just pretend with me.....smiles!! I used some gorgeous WOC Self Adhesive Rhinestone Swirls on two of the corners and some lovely 1" Silver Grey Organza Ribbon to close the portfolio. For the floral treatment I used 1" Wild Roses, 5/8" Open Roses, and Heather resting on MS punched rose leaves and a couple of vintage German stems.



This is a full shot of the portfolio and the measurement is 12" X 24". It is very easy and of course you can decorate it any way you wish. I have made another in the Christmas theme which I will have here next week. I used Bazzill for all double matting and all of the DP is from the Authentique Uncommon Collection. All images are from the 2008 Magnolia Pink Collection from Magnolia-licious which was made especially for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. I started with a piece of white CS which measured 18" X 24" (perhaps you can ask your local printer to cut you this base) and then I scored the long side at 6", 12", 18" and the short side at 6". I then folded the short side up to make the pockets and used Scor-Tape at each of the folds. You can see that I double matted and machine stitched each panel though that is not necessary. And then the fun begins!!!



On the first panel I added a calendar and put Breast Cancer Awareness bracelets and some pink colorway rhinestones in the pocket. For the second panel I used the Pink Tilda With Rose and Pink Stitched Ribbon which were colored in Copics and Promarkers, adding Prisma Glitter to her dress and Glossy Accents to the Rose. For the third panel I used Pink Tilda Ice/Ballet Princess , colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding Prisma Glitter to her clothes. The horizontal is WOC 1/2" Pink Satin Ribbon anchored with 2 grosgrain bows. In the pocket is a pink moleskin mini-notebook on which I have placed a Copic colored Magnolia Pink Strength, Cure, Hope Circle. The fourth panel is just a grosgrain bow with a pink mechanical pencil.



The fifth pocket holds some ribbon stickers and a pink 2012 weekly planner and the sixth panel has the Magnolia Pink Strength, Cure, Hope Text. The seventh panel is the darling little Pink Tilda With Heart sitting on the Pink Bench and another Pink Stitched Ribbon, all colored with Copics adding a touch of Star Dust Stickles. And the last pocket holds some Fight Like A Girl Post-It notes.

I hope you like my little project and will decide to join in with us at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge.

PINK SWEET STUFF - As I promised, I am pleased to offer my FOLLOWERS a bit of PINK SWEET STUFF and hope this will remind you all about those very important mammograms and self-checks!!!! I am asking that you PLEASE place this on your personal blog if you have one so that everyone in blogland will also think about the importance of AWARENESS!!!! Please leave your info with the little Blue Froggy before Monday, October 24 at Midnight EST. Good luck!!!!



1 Pink Ribbon Beanie Bear
1 Pink Desk Calculator
4 Bunches of WOC Pink Roses
2 Packs of Rhinestones
3 Pairs of Breast Cancer Sport Socks
1 Pair of Pink Ear Warmers
1 Pack of Pink Rose Tissues
1 Pack of MM Pitterpatter Trims and Treats
1 Pink Bubble Pen

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will come back often!!! It is always such a joy to know that you have been here! May your weekend be a special one and until we meet again, I send great big hugs!!!! THINK PINK!!!!!!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WINNER of SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 228 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--206 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 wonderful Pilot Edwin from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

129. Catherine Atkinson

Congratulations, Catherine !!! 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!! Also, a big thanks to you for displaying the SUNDAY SENSATIONS information on your blog!!

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, October 17, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS to Bev!!!!!!

Happy Day to everyone!!! and Oh my goodness!!! I have been missing in action trying to get paperwork related to my Mom's death out of the way so life can go on.....AND I see that Bev Rochester has just reached the 4000+ Followers!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Bev!!!! Gosh, Bev is my most wonderful inspiration in so many ways--not only does she do absolutely beautifully breathtaking work but she is the most helpful personality in all of Cyberia!!! She has helped me on so many occasions ever since I began attempting to make cards and I will always owe her such a debt of gratitude!!! Thanks, Bev for your inspiration and for your assistance in so many ways!!!!



Bev, has this phenomenal SWEET STUFF for all of you so please go over and have a peek and try your luck at the amazingly sweet and beautiful offerings!!!! I am trying my luck at it also!!!!! Crossing my fingers, too!!!!!





And I understand this is not all of it....Swoooooon!!!!! So let's try our luck this time...I have rarely tried for candy but I am trying this time...smile!!! Nobody deserves our visits and support more than Bev!!! She is so helpful and sharing with all of us!!!! So go right HERE and let Bev know how appreciative we are of her!!!!!! Hugs to all!!! See you soon!!!

Sunday, October 16, 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 moments are ticking away until Diana at Magnolia-licious has the new Christmas/Holiday Collection ready for shipping and I can't wait for them to be in my house!!!! She is also showing the lovely new Magnolia Doohickey Dies from the same collection and her prices are phenomenal!!!...and aren't they darling!!! Remember that she 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 2% Store Credit and the new 8% discount, you will be receiving a 10% bonus!! Isn't that a wonderful treat!!!! Of course there is always FREE SHIPPING for orders over $75.00 shipping to the US and Canada!



The wonderful stamp that Diana is offering this week is the fun Pilot Edwin shown above!!! Isn't he a handsaome one!!!! I know you would love to give him a new 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 cute little Edwin stamp!!



Friday, October 14, 2011

Tilda with Braid at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge


Woohooo!! It's Friday and a very happy Friday to each of you!!I hope you have all had a great week and are looking forward to a wonderful weekend!! I have been so inundated with paperwork but hopefully I am seeing the end...or at least close to the end.

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 have been challenged by the magnificently talented DawnyP,who is hosting this week, to show some DISTRESSING. I can share with you when I hear that challenge that I am both distressed and stressed out because I have no idea how to DISTRESS!!! But come on over and show us your distressing...We can't wait to see you there with your lovely creations!! There are lovely surprises up for grabs this week!!! 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 all double matting,the DP is from the 25 Days of Christmas Pad by Simple Stories, and all panels are machine stitched, this time with black. All background panels were are also distressed with Red Brick VersaMagic. I stamped the darling little Tilda With Braid onto Cryogen White, colored her with Copics, adding a bit of DI Old Paper for the Stempelglede flourishes around her, and cutting her out with double Nesties. This little cutie is from Magnolia-licious but I don't see her in the shop right now! She is one of my very favorites because of the long dress. I'm sure if you contact Diana at the Magnolia-licious shop that she will try to get her for you! For the horizontal I used some double sided satin ribbon tied into a double flat bow. All of the floral treatment is from Wild Orchid Crafts: 1 1/2" Trellis Rose , 1 3/8" Trellis Roses, 1" Wild Roses, Cherry Blossom, Aster Daisies, all resting on Holly Leaves. To finish the front I used WOC Self-Adhesive Black Pearls.



The inside is very simple because I wanted as much of the cute DP to show as possible...I merely added some satin bows with Christmas dangle charms.

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, October 12, 2011

Traveling Tilda Says hello!!!



Happy Wednesday everyone!!! I hope that everything is very well with each of you and hope you are enjoying your week!!! Gosh!! It's so great to be back!! I have so much paperwork to go through and there is still a long list but...will do the rest in a timely fashion--whatever that is!! haha I would like to thank all of you for all the many kindnesses you have extended to me!! HUGS!!!!!!!!!

I just couldn't get my Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge card done last Friday where Pops is the wonderful hostess and gave us the anything goes with the option of Coffee and Cream. I don't drink the stuff but I tried to use as much coffee and cream as I could on my card!! So if you haven't dropped over, there is still time!!! There is a very nice prize awaiting some lucky participant!!!!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is from the Blissful Pad by Authentique, and all background panels are machine stitched.I used the darling little #377 Traveling Tilda from Magnolia-licious, stamped her twice, colored her with Copics, and propped up both images to give her alot of dimension. By the way, the new Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection is now available for pre-order and it won't be long before they are ready to be shipped out!! Yipppeee!!! The Little Tilda is sitting in a Marianne Designs diecut which is embossed and decorated with WOC Self Adhesive Pearls which come in the most gorgeous color combinations. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: Small Curly Wild Rose, 1" Wild Roses, Daffodils, Tulips, and Aster Daisies. The front was finished with Decorative Metal Corners, and a double flat bow of 1" Organza Ribbon.


For the inside I used the same papers and elements...But a point I have to make is that I really didn't like the pink splotch on upper right on the gold gingham paper...but it a part of the distressing on the paper....sigh!

Thank you all so very much for dropping by and I hope to see you again real soon and more often!!! Please remember that this is October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month so you know what to do about that!!!!!!! If you don't, just ask me!!!! Soon you will see some PINK right here, so don't miss it!!! Sending big hugs your way!!!

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 249 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--225 with Mr. Froggy and 24 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 wonderful #566 Winter Day Background from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

205. 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!!

Sunday, October 9, 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!!!

It will not be long now until Diana at Magnolia-licious has the new Christmas/Holiday Collection up and I can't wait to see them!!!!Remember that she 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 2% Store Credit and the new 8% discount, you will be receiving a 10% bonus!! Isn't that a wonderful treat!!!! Of course there is always FREE SHIPPING for orders over $75.00 shipping to the US and Canada!



The wonderful background stamp that Diana is offering this week is the splendid #566 Winter Day Background shown above!!! This stamp is so useable for your holiday/Christmas ccards! I know you would love to give it a new 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 background stamp!!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

WINNER, WINNER, and RE-WINNER!!!

Happy Saturday evening and thanks so much for your visits! I just haven't been able to make a card to show you in a couple of days now but I will be back real soon! I have had so much paperwork to take care of...but this too shall pass!!! I would also like to thank all of you for your thoughts, your kind emails, your cards, etc during my loss--I can never thank you for all of your encouragement! It has been so important to me! Hugs to each of you!!!!




The past week's winner of the darling little Watercan Tilda from Magnolia-licious did not contact me so I have drawn another winner...the winner is...

218. Cindy Lou





The winner of this Whimsy SWEEET STUFF is.....

Gram's Treasures who said...

Such a beautiful card, per usual! You have such a knack of putting it all together. Joyce xx





The winner of this Whimsy SWEET STUFF is...

Only By His Grace who said...

Hi Jacque! Your card is adorable. I love these darling Wee stamps. They are so sweet. You did a super job on your card. Your flower arrangement looks great and I love that flower DP. Lovely job inside the card as well. Hugs Maz

Congratulations to Cindy Lou, Joyce, and Maz!! Please email me before Monday, October 10 at 8AM EST so that I can get your packages to you!!

Remember there will be a new SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious up at midnight tonight and it is somethting that you will love for the holidays!!! See you soon!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop and SWEET STUFF!!!





Hello and welcome to the Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps BLOG HOP!


On Sunday we announced the wonderful news that Whimsy Stamps is exclusively releasing Sylvia Zet's beautiful wee stamps collection in rubber!

Whimsy Stamps is releasing 6 new Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps today and these new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

The Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests have been showcasing these fabulous stamps for the past 3 days, and today we are celebrating their release with a BLOG HOP! The hop starts today (Wednesday October 5th at noon EST) and ends on Tuesday October 11th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 5 different prize draws! One lucky hopper will win the entire new release of 6 stamps. We also have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*

If you would like to hop along with us today and haven’t arrived from Sylvia Blum's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Ann’s blog.



For my blog creation I used the darling little Rose's Bike Ride and isn't she the cutest little thing!!! She was stamped on XPress it and colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding a touch of Star Dust Stickles. The base and all double matting is Bazzill, the DP is from Pink Paislee's Vintage Vogue Pack, and all panels are machine stitched. Each of the square panels are propped up with dimensional tape to give alot more depth to the front of the card. For the horizontal I used lilac raffia ribbon and a WOC 1/2" Satin Ribbon bow. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts resting on MS punched leaves: Trellis Rose, Carnations, Rosebuds, and Decorative Pins. The front was finished with Self-Adhesive Pearls.


The inside is more of the supplies from the front with the addition of a Copic colored and glittered image from one of Ann Vento's Postage Stamp Sentiments.


So now it’s time for you to continue the hop by hopping over to Erin's blog.

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new release!

SWEET STUFF!!! But before you go....all of my FOLLOWERS know that I can't participate in a hop without a little bit of SWEET STUFF!!!! So please leave your comment before Friday, October 7 at 8 AM EST if you would like to be in for the draw for these lovely Whimsy Stamps that I have used on my card today!!!!


1 Rose's Bike Ride
1 Set of Whimsy Postage Stamp Sentiments

On a personal note, I would like to thank each of you so much for your support and your visits to me and I hope you will return often!! It is a true joy to see that you have been here!!! Have a wonderful rest of the week and I will be back real soon, with bells on and with a skip in my step!!! Big hugs!!!!

WINNER of MAGGIE SWEET STUFF!!!

Thank you to each one of you who drops by to visit me and I appreciate you much more than I can ever express. The sweet and kind comments you leave just touch my heart and I hope you will want to return often.

Mr Random.org has selected the winner of the Paris Night Doohickey Die Set and the Tilda with Big Ribbon ...sooooo....

Congratulations to *Vicki* who said...

AWW! Jacque, she's soooo sweet hun!! Love the luscious papers you've used and your coloring is gorgeous!! :) HUGS

Vicki, please contact me before Friday, October 7, at 8 AM so that I can get your prize out to you!

Hugs to all! Will see you here at Noon EST today for a Blog Hop and more SWEET STUFF!!!