Wednesday, December 28, 2011

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 263 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--236 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 Tilda Sparkle from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

194. Peggie Wilkins

Congratulations, Peggie!!! 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 by placing the symbol on your blogs!! 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, December 27, 2011

WINNER.....and RE-WINNER!!!!!

Happy Day everyone! I trust that everyone is having a magnificent holiday season and that you are all looking forward to a splendid New Year!! Not many days and we will be turning another corner!!!

I have a WINNER and a RE-WINNER to announce today so let's let Mr Random.org do his work!!!




The WINNER of the darling Whimsy Rose and Felix is.....

Marie-Anne who said...

Ohw, what a lovely card. The image is soo cute. Marie-Anne




And since I was not emailed by the first winner, we have a RE-WINNER of the cute little Whimsy Sam's Special Delivery






The RE-WINNER is .....

Jan Farnworth who said...

he is so cute and your card is wonderful thanks for sharing.



Congratulations, ladies!!! Please email me before Thursday, December 29, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your packages out to you!!


Thanks to everyone who played along and I will be back soon with maybe something else!!! Big hugs!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, 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!!!



Shown above is the wonderful stamp that Diana is offering this week which is the darling Tilda Sparkles from the New Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection from Magnolia-licious!!! Isn't she a real cutiepie!!!! And she could certainly be used for so many holidays, events, occasions!!! I know you would love to give her 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 Tilda stamp!!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Whimsy Stamps Showcase -- WINNER -- SWEET STUFF!!




A very happy Wednesday to everyone!! I hope that your week is going well and that you are closer and closer to being prepared for the big day!!

Today is the last day of showcasing the absolutely wonderful December Release at Whimsy Stamps and I have selected another little WEE darling designed by the amazing Sylvia Zet for Whimsy. The image is Rose and Felix which I colored with Copics, Promarkers, and Flexmarkers, adding tiny pearls to her headband and for an earring and a bit of StarDust Stickles to the flowers....She and her little kitty are too cute!!!! For the horizontal I used some lace from my stash threaded with some peach seam binding which is tied into a triple flat bow to dangle a double heart charm from the WOC Mixed Heart Charms set. I also used double heart diecuts made with the new Whimsy Country Heart Die. The floral treatment, resting on MS punched branches, is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: 1 3/8" Peach Trellis Rose, Peach Carnation, and Baby's Breath Flowers. I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the DP is from the First Edition New Leaf Paper Pad.

Please drop by these blogs and see what lovely things are awaiting you on this last showcase day:


Ellie Stover
Erin Bailey
Iris Wiechmann
Zoe McGrath

Since today is Showcase Day 7 there will soon be an announcement of Mini Blog Hop winners over at the Whimsy Inspiration Blog...so keep checking to see if you are a lucky one!!


WINNER of Sam SWEET STUFF!!!


Kerys who said...
WOW! I LOVE this image! And how creative are you ... adding the flowers! Great job! Love the mini sentiment tickets and color combo! Thank you so much for the inspiration :-) x

Congratulations, Kerys! Please email me before Friday, December 23 at midnight EST so that I can get your package out to you!!





AND...

SWEET STUFF for today!!!




I would love to put a cute little girlie like I used on my card today into someone's lucky home. So I have an extra Rose and Felix and of course I will add in some surprises to keep her company along the way. Just please leave a comment before Friday, December 23 at midnight EST and she could be yours!!!! And I know you will enjoy playing with her just as much as I have!!!




Thank you all so much for dropping by today and I hope you will want to visit often! I wish for you and yours a magnificent holiday season and much happiness, good health, and many smiles in the New Year! 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 224 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--201 with Mr. Froggy and 23 by comment or email! This exciting event is generously sponsored by Diana at the Magnolia-licious shop who will have another surprise for some lucky participant each and every Sunday right here!

The WINNER of the darling Shiny Tilda from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

83. lalkygirl

Congratulations, Tracey!!! And thank you so much for displaying the SUNDAY SENSATIONS icon on your blog!!! 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, December 19, 2011

A Gift for a Friend--Wild Orchid Challenge



A very happy Monday to everyone! My hopes are that you are all ready for the holiday season and are kicked back and enjoying each moment.

Today at Wild Orchid Challenge we were asked to make something for a friend using a Christmas theme. This is our last challenge for 2011, and our first challenge in the New Year will be on January 9, 2012. This has been such a fun year at the challenge and we have seen so many absolutely gorgeous cards and projects every fortnight. We are certainly looking forward to an even more marvelous New Year at Wild Orchid Challenge with loads of fun and, as always, gorgeous prizes for YOU!!

I decided to make an oval gift box for a rose lover and I hope you all like it! I found the box in my stash and thought it would work well with all of the lovelies from Wild Orchid Crafts---and every single item I have used is from WOC, my favorite shop in all of Cyberland!!!! I first encircled the box top with Red Guipure Lace and trimmed the bottom with 1/2" Red Satin Ribbon. I used Holly Leaves and 1" Red Wild Roses on top of the lace. For the box top I used 1 1/4" Red Silk Ribbon for the horizontal and for the double flat bow. The flower arrangement on the top of the box is made with a 1 3/4" Curly Wild Rose, more 1" Red Wild Roses, Holly Leaves, and Red Holly Berries.



On the inside of the box I used a sweet sentiment from Stempelglede along with a rosette made from the same flowers as the front!

Thank you so very much for dropping by today and I hope you will want to visit me often! I also hope you will drop by the Wild Orchid Challenge to see the lovely cards and projects and will decide to join in with us for our last challenge of the year! Have a wonderful week and until the next time, I send big hugs!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

WINNER....WINNER!!!!!

Happy Sunday again!!! Just wanted to drop by and give you a couple of winners from this past week!!! I hope that all of you are already having a marvelous holiday season...with lots of fun and excitement!!

So let's see who the two winners are from this past week!!! Mr Random.org has made his selections and they are.....

For the cute little Whimsy SPRING BRINGER....



the winner is...

Julie's Blog who said...
What an adorable card and super sweet image ... I just love these images by Sylvia Zet ... They are so pretty and girly. Thanks for you continued generosity ... Julie :D






And for the wonderful LOTV For You Circular Sentiments....



the winner is....

110. Annelies




Congratulations, Julie and Annelies!!! It looks like these surprises are going to Australia and Belgium!!! Ladies, please email me your information before Wednesday, December 21, at 8 AM EST so that your packages can be on their way!!

My sincere thanks to everyone for dropping by to see what's happening here! And since it's the holiday season, there will be more SWEET STUFF here this week so be on the look out!!! Sending a big holiday hug 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!!!

The SWEET CRAZY LOVE COLLECTION is now in the store at Magnolia-licious. In addition, Diana has just announced the Magnolia-licious Medley Collection Club. The cost is $15.00 a year, only $1.25 a month and the benefits are huge. This is purely to cover the administrative cost of the Club. For every new Collection you can purchase a medley of stamps, similar to the Magnolia Sweden kit but the stamps will be mounted on Ez-Mount. The Club Kit for this Crazy Love Collection contains 12 stamps and retails for $146.38. Your cost as a Club Member is 25% off, $109.79. You will also receive special newsletters announcing what is going on at the Club such as special discounts, freebies, contests to name but a few. There will be lots of fun planned for the coming year.




Shown above is the wonderful stamp that Diana is offering this week which is the darling #3407 Shiny Tilda from the New Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection from Magnolia-licious!!! Isn't she a real cutiepie!!!! I know you would love to give her 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 Tilda stamp!!


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Whimsy December Showcase... and SWEET STUFF!!!!



Happy Saturday everyone!!! Gosh, do you all feel the excitement of the season??? There are so many things going on these days that I am not really sure that I am in touch....so many new releases....so many changes...and so much holiday spirit galore...that....who am I really and what am I supposed to be doing next!!! I love it!!!! At least it gives me a good excuse to be completely OUT OF IT!!!! hahahhah

Today I have for you another showcase of a darling image from the December Release at Whimsy Stamps. This release is amazing with the 20 new stamps, 3 new dies, and 6 new shape EZ templates. As I told you earlier in the week, there is great excitement over at the Whimsy Inspirations Blog with this new release...each day there are prizes given just for visiting those blogs which are showcasing the new stamps. So I urge you to go over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog where the special event continues until December 21. Whimsy DT and Special Guests (and I am one) are showcasing the fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hoppette where there is a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24 hours to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog by 12:00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12.00PM EST on 21 December.



For my card today I used Bazzill for the base, PTI for all double matting, the DP is from the MME Stella Rose paper pad, and all background panels are machine stitched. The sweet sweet image is Sam's Special Delivery which was designed by the magnificent Sylvia Zet. The image was colored with Copics and Promarkers. I decided I wanted alot of texture in the wagon so I added lots of greenery made with a MS Branch Punch, tiny 4mm Closed Rosebuds, and Gypsophilia. HUGS and KISSES are from the
Love Mini Tickets sentiment set and were cut out with Mini Ticket Die. The horizontal is SU grosgrain dotted ribbon tied into a double flat bow.

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps Store along with all of your Whimsy favourites.



And now for some SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!!


I would love to put a little cute boy like I used on my card into someone's lucky home. So I have an extra Sam's Special Delivery and of course I will add in some surprises to keep him company along the way. Just please leave a comment before tomorrow, December 18 at midnight EST and he could be yours!!!! And I know you will enjoy playing with him just as much as I have!!!


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check back at the Whimsy Inspiration Blog tomorrow for more new release creations and for your next adventure! Also don't forget SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious right here tomorrow for a very cute surprise. I have 2 winners to announce and will do that either later today or early in the morning! Until the next time, I send BIG HUGS!!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Some EXCITING News!!!



Have you heard the latest and greatest news???? There is a new challenge blog...but not completely new. The Lili's Little Fairies Challenge Blog will begin the first of the New Year where Lili of the Valley Challenge finished. The blog address remains the same and with the same rules for participating which you will find on the blog's right sidebar. It will still be a LOTV images only challenge and it will be posted every week on Thursday. The first weekly challenge will be posted on Thursday, January 5.

And the REALLY EXCITING NEWS for me is that I have been invited to be a member of the Design Team of this new, but not so new challenge blog! I hope you will all jump over and become a FOLLOWER of this fun and exciting challenge blog and will decide to join with us each week as we show those darling little LOTV images using sketches, themes, etc. Of course you will be in for some fabulous prizes each week because there are already so many MAGNIFICENT SPONSORS on the rolls!! Yipppppeeeee!!!

The first posting of the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge Blog has been made which will transition us into the New Year. There are some magnificent prizes available from our very generous sponsors for some very lucky winners!!! There are prizes offered by Lili of the Valley, Which Craft?, Nitwit Collections, and special prizes from our two leaders, Bev and Jacqui! So come on over and join in now!!!!

To be in with a chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes all we are asking you to do is to grab the new BANNER, link it to the Challenge, add it to your sidebar and advertise this magnificent candy on your Blog. Be sure to leave a link to your blog with Mr. Linky before 6 PM UK time on January 4, 2012!!! If you have questions, just jot me an email and I will get back to you right away! I don't want you to miss out on the opportunity of some GREAT prizes!!

Get those LOTV stamps ready for alot of fun and excitement in the New Year!!! I am so excited!!! Woooohooooo!!!!

Red and White Delight at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Happy Friday everyone!!! I hope that you have all had a wonderful week and that your days are as stress-free as possible. In my wanderings this week it seems that the whole planet is running at warp speed...except for me...lolol

This week at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are being hosted by Sara who has given us the challenge to use WHITE WITH ONE OTHER COLOR....and this was something very different, but alot of fun, for me! We hope you will jump over and join in with us this week since this is the last challenge of the year and there are some very nice prizes!!!

For my card, I used Bazzill for the base, PTI for all double matting, the DP is from an old MM Love Notes paper pad, and all background panels are machine stitched. I just had to use the absolutely darling Raining Tilda Hearts which is a special stamp only available at Creashop Duymelot in the Netherlands and for each stamp sold the shop will donate two euros to the Pink Ribbon Society for Breast Cancer Research and Outreach. She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding a bit of Star Dust Stickles to the lace on her dress. She was cut out with Nesties and encircled with that sweet red lace which was a gift from my sweet and talented friend Suzan. For the horizontal I used red frilled organza ribbon tied into a double flat bow to dangle a lovely double heart charm from the WOC Mixed Heart Charms Set. I have also used some of the Red Crystal Heart Chandeliers with gold stems to give some interest to the upper left side. The floral treatment is all by WOC: 1 1/4" Wild Rose, 1" Open Roses, Sweetheart Blossoms, and 1/8" Closed Rosebuds. The front was finished with a few Self-Adhesive Pearls.


The inside is very simple using the same papers and embellies including another sweet heart from WOC...this one reminds me of the collection of hearts that little Tilda has on the front of the card!

Thank you so very much for dropping by and I hope you will come back often!! I will be back soon with some more Whimsy SWEET STUFF and of course it's SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious right here with a sweet, sweet little darlin' for some lucky participant! Have a wonderful weekend...enjoy...be safe...and until the next time, I send big hugs for you!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ski Jumping is FUN!! and SWEET STUFF!!!



A very happy Thursday to everyone!! I'm sure that you are all busy getting ready for the holiday season...so just enjoy!!!

My card today is for no special reason except that I wanted to play with this sweet little fun-loving image from LOTV called Ski Jump...and isn't he having a fun time with his cute little puppy!!!! I used Bazzill for the base and double matting, the DP is from the Winter Park Paper Pad by Echo Park, and all background layers are machine stitched. The image was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding Prisma Glitter to the snowflakes, and a combination of Liquid Applique, glitter, and Twinklets for the icy snow on the ground, then cutting him out with Nesties. I also added a touch of Doodlebug Flock to his hat. For the horizontal I used 1/2" Burgundy Satin Ribbon tied into a double flat bow to dangle a couple of Miniature Gold Bells. The flower treatments are all from Wild Orchid Crafts: 1 3/8" Trellis Roses, 1" Open Rose, and Carnations resting on Holly Leaves. The flowers were all frosted with Twinklets and are resting on glittery snowflake ornaments. Oh I almost forgot...at the bottom of the horizontal you can barely detect a MS Icicle punched band which I covered with Prisma Glitter. To finish the front I used some Self-Adhesive Pearls.


On the first panel on the inside I used more of the glittery snowflake ornaments topped with flat bows. For the jotting panel I used an organza envelope to hold a card for a wee note and I hope you can detect that on the card I used North Pole Express postmark from the LOTV Grunge Christmas Postmarks set and smaller glittery snowflakes with pearls to decorate the envelope.

SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS...As I am re-organizing for my move to the cottage, you cannot believe how many things I am finding that are duplicates in my stash....sigh...and some things which I KNOW I will never have a use for. So I will continue to offer them here because one of you may be interested...

I found an extra set of the LOTV For You Circular Sentiments which as you can see have so many different occasions covered. I have them in the original rubber and now these newer ones are offered as clear stamps and these have never been used. I ordered these without realizing that I already had a set... You know that I will also add some other goodies to the package. So if my FOLLOWERS will just leave your info with the Blue Froggy (or if you don't have a blog, leave a comment with your email address) before Friday, December 16 at midnight EST you may be the lucky winner!! Good luck!!

And another thing....

I also found this Spellbinders Grand Rose Borderability that measures 12" long and I have no earthly idea why I even bought this...I think I thought it would be much smaller than it really is and of course I love roses BUT this one was not for me!! haha...but someone may have a real need or use for it especially in scrapbooking...certainly I don't!! So if you want this brand new in package Spellbinder or know of someone who does, please send me an email with Rose Borderability in the Subject Line and I will put this huge die into your home ASAP!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope that your holiday season is going smoothly and that your stresses are minimal!! Have a wonderful day and remember that I will be back very soon with more surprises from Whimsy, my Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge card on Friday, and another real cutie at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!! Hugs to all!!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Whimsy December Release and SWEET STUFF!!!!




Welcome to Whimsy Stamps December rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!


Whimsy Stamps is releasing 20 gorgeous new rubber stamps, 3 fabulous new Shapeology dies and 6 new Shape EZ templates and cut files today. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 21 December the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these fabulous new stamps, dies and Shape EZs with a daily mini blog hop. Thank you so much, Denise, for inviting me as one of your guests!!!! Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you will have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12:00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12:00PM on 21 December.

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations by the Design Team, please click on the links below...




For my card today I used the absolutely darling little Sylvia Zet Wee Spring Bringer from the new December Release and isn't she the cutest!!! She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, Promarkers, and Flexmarkers, adding Prisma Glitter to her wings and butterfly, and gold Spica to the little bells. The die cut sentiment was made using the new Friendship Notables cut out with the Notables 2 die. The base of the card and all double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from the Valetta Garden paper pack by Wild Rose. For the horizontal I used a BRIGHT 1" organza ribbon. The floral treatment, in which I tried to match what the little girl is holding, is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: 1 1/2" Trellis Rose, Sweetheart Blossoms, and Decorative Crown Pins. The front was finished with Self-Adhesive Pearls.

I hope you like my little creation today and if you want one of these little girlies in your home, I am giving you that possibility in my SWEET STUFF below....smiles!!!

Don't forget to visit today's DT and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into the draw to win a new release stamp, then pop back to the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for the next list of showcase posts!

And Now for a little SWEET STUFF...

I would love to put a little girlie like mine into someone's lucky home. So I have an extra Spring Bringer and of course I will add in some surprises to keep her company along the way. Just please leave a comment before tomorrow, December 15 at midnight EST and she could be yours!!!! And I know you will enjoy playing with her just as much as I have!!!


Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope you are enjoying the new release at Whimsy!! I have a couple more Whimsy showcases over the next several days....and all with SWEET STUFFS so I hope you will come back and check often!!! Until the next time, be safe and enjoy the season!!! Hugs!!

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 306 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--278 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 Tilda Sparkles from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

122. georgette

Congratulations, Georgette!!! And thank you so much for displaying the SUNDAY SENSATIONS icon on your blog!!! 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!!

I will be back at Noon EST today with my card for the December Release at Whimsy Stamps....AND a little SWEET STUFF!!!! Hope to see you back soon!!! Hugs!!

Sunday, December 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 shop also has so many other delightful things now....like the lovely Marianne and Memory Box dies! So jump over and check out all of the lovelies at Diana's! Be sure to check out all of the MINI sets which gives you 2 MINIS for one price--a real deal!! And oh my goodness, there is a VERY SPECIAL SALE going on at Magnolia-licious. It is $5.99 weekend where you will find every stamp in the Winner
Takes it All Collection
. YES!!! Every stamp for only $5.99. Spring will soon be here and our children and grandchildren will be back playing sports. This
amazing sale lasts until tonight (Sunday, 12/11) at midnight EST. Have fun shopping!

Diana has a fabulous WRAPPED UP HOLIDAY CHALLENGE running over on Magnolia-licious Highlites in which there are some FANTASTIC prizes to be won by very lucky participants! So jump over there and join in for a chance at spectacular prizes!!!!! You still have time since the closing is December 18th at 6 PM EST!!



Shown above is the wonderful stamp that Diana is offering this week which is the darling Tilda Sparkles from the New Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection from Magnolia-licious!!! Isn't she a real cutiepie!!!! I know you would love to give her 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 Tilda stamp!!


Friday, December 9, 2011

RE-WINNER and 4 NEW WINNERS!!!

Happy Friday to everyone! I hope you have all had a delightful week! Before I start my day I wanted to name some WINNERS and a re-WINNER!

The selected winner of the darling little Shiny Tilda from SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious has not contacted me, so we will let Mr Random.org begin his selections!!

The new winner is.....

24. CHRISSY



AND.............



The four selected winners of the pictured SWEET STUFF are......

25. Sara I.

13. Lilia

194. Maria / MulleSnuttan

134. Traci Starkweather

Congratulations, Ladies!!! Please send me an email with all of your mailing information before Sunday, December 11 at 8 AM EST so that I can get your prizes on their way to you.

Thanks to each of you for dropping by and I hope to see you all again very soon with some more surprises--after all it is the holiday season!!! Wooohoooo!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

WINNER!!! WINNER!!!



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 259 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--235 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 darling Shiny Tilda from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

193. sue morris

Congratulations, Sue!!! And thank you so much for displaying the SUNDAY SENSATIONS icon on your blog!!! 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.......

WINNER of Flexmarkers SWEET STUFF!!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who dropped by and left such kind and sweet comments. But we must let Mr Random.org decide the winner.....sooooooo...the winner is...

Hanneke who said ...
What a sweet card! I love the bright pink and the scene you created! What great candy, lovely flowers and stamps! I don't have any markers yet, would be lovely to get a chance to try them out. I'll post it on my blog. Hugs, Hanneke

Congratulations, Hanneke! Please send me your mailing information before Friday, December 9 at 8 AM EST so that your package can be on its way to the Netherlands!!

Have a great day everyone!! I hope to see you again real soon!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Wild Orchid Challenge and SWEET STUFF X Four!!



Happy Monday to everyone!! I hope you had a magnificent weekend and are ready for a great week!! I didn't get very much done over the weekend---it was my kickback time. But this week I hope to get more things moved and more things organized...sure sure!! lolol

For this fortnight over at Wild Orchid Challenge we were asked to make an EASEL CARD and we would love for you to come over and join in with us! Just be sure to read all of the rules at the top of the challenge so you will not be disqualified because of too many challenges, etc. And of course there is always an absolutely amazing prize offered by Wild Orchid Crafts--my very favorite store to go to for the most beautiful flowers and embellishments!!!

I made an easel card atop a two drawer box which is actually two kitchen match boxes stuck together with loads of Scor-Tape and covered with DP--isn't that tape amazing!!! I love it!! This box will NOT fall apart and the Scor-Tape gives the box much more stability !!! This little box is just the right size for a few truffles or some tea lights in the small drawers. I used Bazzill, X-Press It, and Inkido papers and the image is MINI Something For You Tilda which is available at Magnolia-licious as part of a two stamp set with Ribbon Tilda...and at a very special price also!! She was colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers (love them!!!), adding a bit of Prisma glitter to the fur trim.

This cute Tilda MINI was cut out with #120013 Frilly Squares #2 by Go Kreate which I turned on its end to showcase the image. If you have not tried these magnificent dies, I can tell you that they cut out like a dream with absolutely no problems!!! I used my little Cuttlebug and at first I thought I had forgotten the B Plate because it went through so easily...but it cut the shapes out perfectly and without a tiny bit of resistance!!! Phenomenal!!! And the gorgeous shapes made by this company are amazing! If you are like me, after having a peek, you will want ALL of them....lolol!

And now for my Wild Orchid Crafts fix....for the floral treatment I used Baby Pink Organza Beehive Blossom Flowers, Sage Green Baby's Breath Flowers, and centered by a multi-bow made with Rose Pink Vintage Seam Binding Ribbon. For the feet and for the drawer knobs I used Large Pearl Brads and the two escutcheons on the front of the drawers are from the Mixed Metal Embellishments which I sprayed with flat white paint. I used White Pearl Drop Trim around the outside edge of the box and Self-Adhesive Pearls to soften the corners. For the stops I used some tiny Heart-Shaped White Pearl Beads.

If ever I am not clear on my details, I hope you know that you can always drop me an email or a jot in the CBox on the right sidebar and I will try my best to answer your questions.

and now........


SWEET STUFF times FOUR!!!

Yippppeeeee!!! I have put together FOUR SWEET STUFFS for my FOLLOWERS this time so we will have 4 winners...I have only shown a sample below because the rhinestones and ribbon may be different but each winner will receive the same set of stamps and the same number of embellishments....AND they can be mailed in a padded envelope!!! I am so accustomed to boxes that I can't believe it!!! So please leave your info with the little Blue Froggy before Thursday, December 8, at Midnight EST. If you don't have a blog, just give your email in a comment!! Good Luck!! I will get the packages out quickly so you can use the goodies on your holiday cards..but the mail is CRAZY these days!!!! Sigh!!!



1 Inkadinkado Winter Silhouettes stamp set - 10 stamps
1 pack of red rhinestones
1 pack of green rhinestones
1 roll of Christmas ribbon

Thank you so much for your visits and I hope you will want to come back often! Remember to check out the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious to see a cute little Maggie that could find her way into your home. And be sure to check out the LOTV 12 Days of Christmas event for some magnificent giveaways through December 12! And next week begins some New Releases of Whimsy Stamps. Whew...so much fun, fun fun!!!! Until the next time, I send a big hug to each of you!!!!


Sunday, December 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 shop also has so many other delightful things now....like the lovely Marianne and Memory Box dies! So jump over and check out all of the lovelies at Diana's! Be sure to check out all of the MINI sets which gives you 2 MINIS for one price--a real deal!!

Diana has a fabulous WRAPPED UP HOLIDAY CHALLENGE running over on Magnolia-licious Highlites in which there are some FANTASTIC prizes to be won by very lucky participants! So jump over there and join in for a chance at spectacular prizes!!!!! You still have time since the closing is December 18th at 6 PM EST!!



Shown above is the wonderful stamp that Diana is offering this week which is the darling #3407 Shiny Tilda from the New Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection from Magnolia-licious!!! Isn't she a real cutiepie!!!! I know you would love to give her 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 Tilda stamp!!


Friday, December 2, 2011

Ice Tilda at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and SWEET STUFF!!



A very happy Friday to everyone! I hope you have had a marvelous week and I can bet that you are all looking forward to the weekend!! It has gotten really cold here this week and we even had some snow flurries....which I tried to ignore!!!! lol

This week at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are being hosted by the sweet and talented Donalda. Although the challenge this week is ANYTHING GOES, Donalda has given us the option of SPARKLES...wooohoooooo!!!! There is a magnificent prize from Simon Says Stamp so we hope you will come on over and decide to join in with us this week. We would love to see your exciting creations!!!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is from Inkido's Christmas line from last year, and all background panels are machine stitched. I used Ice Tilda from the new Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection and the Alota Park and Pond background, both from Magnolia-licious. All of the coloring on the images is done with Promarkers and the new Flexmarkers all by Letraset. And as much as I enjoy my Copics, I enjoy these markers just as much. As a matter of fact there are some things about the Letraset markers that I prefer over Copics: 1. The small hard nibs on the Promarkers allow me to color in very small areas much easier 2. The shades of pinks are much more to my liking on the Letraset line. 3. The very soft brush nib on the Flexmarkers is a real joy to use. Although there are not as many different colors in the Letraset line as there are Copics, they are wonderful to fill in the gaps between Copic colors. I am finding that alcohol ink markers ARE alcohol ink markers AND the more coloring toys I have, the better!!! And they can all be used together!!!!

For the horizontal on my card I used a stitched grosgrain ribbon topped with Raschel Lace, and a double flat bow made with 1/2" Shocking Pink Satin Ribbon to dangle a snowflake charm from the WOC Mixed Christmas Metal Embellishments. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts:Pink Wild Rose, Pink Rosebuds, Rose Leaves, resting on a glittery snowflake ornament. For the texture on my card I used Liquid Applique and Prisma Glitter for the snow, Glossy Accents on the frozen pond, WOC Clear Self Adhesive Rhinestones for the snowflakes, and Doodlebug Flock for the muff and trim on her boots.

The inside is very simple, using the same supplies and design from the front.

Note: Claudia is having a fund-raiser for a family she is acquainted with in Michigan who she is helping get through a very difficult holiday. For information you can click HERE.

SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!!
And now for a bit of yummies...After I tried the Flexmarkers I wanted to include a set of them for one of you to try so I ordered 2 sets...so you will see another set of Flexmarkers again real soon in my SWEET STUFF! All I am asking is that you leave a comment before Monday, December 5 at 8 AM, EST. Of course if you would like to tell all of your crafting friends, I would really appreciate it greatly!! Here it is...


1 Set 3 of 6 Flexmarkers in Blues and Pinks (gorgeous colors!!)
1 Set of Fiskars So Much Thanks stamps (19 stamps)
9 Bunches of Mulberry Roses

So, thank you all so much for dropping by and I hope you will come back often! Have a lovely weekend and until the next time, I send big hugs!!!!