Monday, January 30, 2012

Ribbon Holder/Bow Tying THING and Ribbon SWEET STUFF!!!!


Happy Day everyone!!! I hope that all of you are well and hope that I am safe and sound in California at CHA by the time this posts!!!

But as I promised I wanted to show you this MAGNIFICENT hand-crafted oak Ribbon Holder and Bow Tying piece of art which was made by Mike Laverty, sweet hubby of Suzan for my Christmas present. Can you believe it! I am thinking that the inspiration came from Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace but isn't it beautiful!!! Mike, thank you so very much!!! I just love it and appreciate the work you put into it for me!!!!

SWEET STUFF!!! - as I promised!!! I wanted my FOLLOWERS to know that I was thinking about them even though I am away at CHA until Friday evening. So to go along with today's posting I would like to offer as some SWEET STUFF 20+ meters of 1" Organza Ribbon (more than 20 yards) and there are 20 different colors in the selection!!! Sorry but this does NOT include the sweet gift from Mike...smiles!!



Remember that I am at CHA in California until Friday evening so I will not announce the winners until Saturday. But the deadline for this SWEET STUFF will be on Wednesday, February 1, at 8 AM EST. If you don't have a blog, you may leave your email in a comment.

Thanks for dropping by...have a marvelous week!!! Big hugs to each of you!!!!


Sunday, January 29, 2012

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!!!



Shown above is the wonderful stamp that Diana is offering this week which is the darling Tilda with Apple from the new Sweet Crazy Love Collection at 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! However this week I will be in California at CHA and I will try my best to announce the winner on Wednesday BUT please be patient. Please be sure to check back before Saturday, February 4 at 8 AM EST to see if you are the lucky winner of this absolutely cute little Tilda stamp!!


Friday, January 27, 2012

Re-WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Since I have not heard from the first selected winner at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious this week, I have asked Mr Random.org to select a new winner...and that winner is......


214. Brook

Congratulations, Brook!! Please leave a comment on this posting and email me your mailing address before Sunday,January 29, at 8 AM EST so we can get your prize to you. Please remember that Diana is out of town until after CHA.

Lollipop Tilda at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge, WINNER, and SWEET STUFF!!!



A very happy Friday to everyone!!! And best wishes for a magnificent weekend!!! Yipppppeeee!!! I am finally breathing and thinking I may live, at least long enough to get to CHA and back...lol...well, maybe!!!! I feel much, much better...and now I know my sweet friend Bev from the UK is there safe and sound.....and I know my friend Suzan, along with her magnificent hubby Mike, are awaiting me, I am READY!!!!!!! Gosh, that reminds me that I must show you a picture of what Mike made for me for Christmas this year.....whew...it's beautiful!!!! I will be leaving on Sunday and back home on Friday so I am trying to decide what to do for all of you sweeties while I am away!!!! Any ideas???? SWEET STUFF everyday???? hmmmmmmmm I may not have cards....but let's try to help Jacque with her duplicates???? Good idea??? AND as soon as I get home....guess what!!!! I have reached the 4000 FOLLOWERS mark and that means a SUPER DUPER SWEET STUFF, doesn't it???? Gosh I can't wait!!!!!! and I already know part of it...and you will LOVE it!!!! woooohoooo!!!!

This week at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we have been treated to a splendid sketch from the marvelously talented Jane who is hosting this week. Thank you so much, Jane, for the lovely and fun sketch!!!! Please come over and join in with us because there are wonderful prizes available for some lucky participants!!!!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is from the Maja Designs Life in the Country Paper Pad, and all panels are machine stitched. I used the darling little Lollipop Tilda from Magnolia-licious which is not in stock at the moment--this tells us how popular the latest collection is!!!! So many little darlings!!! She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding a touch of Star Dust Stickles to the lace and Xmas Red Stickles to the lollipop. For the horizontal I used some 1/2" Red Satin Ribbon tied into a double flat bow. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: Red Poppies, Cherry Blossoms, Carnations, Sweetheart Blossoms, and Heather. To satisfy the sentiment requirement I used a MM metal/rhinestone LOVE sign.



The inside is VERY simple because I wanted all of the lovely contrasting Maja papers to show...adding just a ribbon with a LOVE button and a red doily.

Gosh!! I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join with us over at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge this week!! We would love to see your interpretation of Jane's lovely sketch!!

WINNER

Oh my!!!! Thank you all so much for coming by and leaving such sweet and kind comments...so we have to let Mr Random.org tell us the WINNER of the cute little Heidi and surprises....and the winner is.....

68. Solveig(Sol)

Congratulations, Sol!!! Please leave a comment on this posting that you have claimed your prize and send me your mailing info before Sunday, January 29 at 8 AM EST, so that I can get your surprises out to you right away...Please know that I will be away next week so as soon as I get back I will head to mail office!!!

AND..........

SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!!! ...I didn't have time to select and make pictures, but let's do a SECRET MAGNOLIA SWEET STUFF...we will have an image from the New Collection, a Magnolia die, a pack of Magnolia flowers, a pack of Magnolia papers...and you can already guess, some more other surprises!!!!! I would love for you to share this Maggie opportunity on your personal blog, please! Just leave your info with the little Blue Froggy before Sunday, January 29 at 8 AM EST. If you don't have a blog, just leave your email in a comment. How's that for a surprise????

Although I am taking my laptop, you know how crazy things can be when somebody is away so if you are a winner and don't hear from me before I get back home next Friday, I will still know that you won!!! I will try my best to stay in touch BUT...Murphy's Law is usually in charge!!!

My sincere thanks to each of you for dropping by to see what's happening in my world and I hope that things in your world are even better than in my magnificent one!!! I hope you will want to come back often to see me!!! Until the next time, I send great big hugs to each of you!!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's All About Boys at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge!!



Happy day everyone!!! I hope that you are all having a marvelous week--mine has been running hither, thither and yon and as Murphy"s Law takes over I have been feeling under the weather for a couple of days....just thought it was a little cold BUT since I couldn't even breathe enough to get through an hour of Tai Chi, I thought I better take a trip to the best doctor in the world...Anyway, as you all know I am heading out to Anaheim, CA for CHA on Sunday so I need to be WELL and spry! I have bronchitis and pneumonia but I am gonna be well by in the morning, no matter what!!!! Would you please cross your fingers for me??? LOL

This week at the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge the theme is Oh Boy - Masculine Creations and there is a very nice prize from Nitwits Collections. Please come on over and join in with us! We would love to see your masculine creations. And oh my, these boys cards are really difficult for me!!!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is from the Toy Box Collection by Crate Paper, and all panels are machine stitched. The image is the Little Lorry Bear who is having so much fun in his homemade truck!! He was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics, Promarkers, and Flexmarkers. He had two left over pencils that he didn't use for the wheels--those pencils are just dollhouse miniatures and are so cute!! haha For the horizontal I used a triple of regular kitchen twine to tie on a little chipboard clock. To finish the front I added a truck button at the bottom left.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join in with us this week at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge.

Thank you so much for dropping by and please visit often!! Have a wonderful day....and this old girl is going to have her a big gulp of that super-duper cough medicine and jump under the covers!!!! Hugs (with Lysol spray) to all!!!

Showcase Day 7 at Whimsy Stamps , WINNER, and SWEET STUFF!!

A very happy Wednesday to everyone! I hope you are having a delightful week! Today marks the last day for the showcases of the new release of darling stamps and dies over at Whimsy Stamps. If you have been following the little hops since last week, you will want to be sure to drop over to the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Blog after 12:00 EST today to see if you are one of the lucky winners!!!

I would like to invite you to visit my colleagues below to see their spectacular showcases on this last day:

DEBBIE EASTMAN
MARISKA VAN DER LINDE (Special Guest)
BEV ROCHESTER (Special Guest)
SIMONNE CLAY
HEIDY BLOM
ALBERTO GAVA (Special Guest)





For my card today I used the VERY darling Heidi which is a new rubber design by the quintessentially talented Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps. She was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics, adding some Doodlebug Flock to her fur and Prisma Glitter to the snow. The base and all double matting is Bazzill, the DP is Martha Stewart, and all panels are machine stitched. For the horizontal I used a blue grosgrain ribbon topped with a red frilly organza ribbon, which is tied into a double flat bow using a Bow Easy from Magnolia-licious. I only added some WOC Self-Adhesive Pearls and a feathery/pearly/netty rosette from someplace!!! You will also notice that I used Star Dust Stickles around each of the panels.



On the first panel on the inside there is just more of the same ribbons and a Thank You charm from Michaels. On the second panel I used a double flat bow atop the jotting spot using New Tab 1 Die with the New Thank You Tabs 1 Sentiment Set which I stamped in red.

I hope you like my little creation and will hop on over to the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Blog to view even more beauties and to see if you are one of the lucky winners today!!!!


WINNER of this SWEET STUFF:


Thanks to everyone who dropped by to visit my little Wee Bunny card and for the sweet and kind comments you left. Mr Random.org has selected the winner......

159. vick mcclean

Congratulations, Vick!! Please leave a comment on this posting and email me your mailing info before Friday, January 27, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your package out to you!!




AND


A Wee Bit More SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS:




I would love to offer as a part of my SWEET STUFF this image from Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps--the darling little Heidi that I have used on my card today!! And you know I will be including some more little things...Oh I hope you will like this little cutie as much as I do!!! Just be sure that you are a FOLLOWER and add your info with the little Blue Froggy!!! If you don't have a blog, please give your email in a comment!!! Cut-off will be Friday, January 27, at 8 AM EST!!! Good Luck, everyone!!!

Thank you all so much for coming by and please come back often! It is a real joy to know you have been here! Have a marvelous week and enjoy each moment!! Big hugs!!


WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 299 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--268 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 the surprise from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

188. emma mitchell

Congratulations, Emma !! Thank you so much for displaying the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious blinkie 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 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!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Wild Orchid Challenge AND Day 5 of WHIMSY Showcase AND SWEET STUFF!!!

Hello and welcome to Day 5 of our January Rubber Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (18 January) Whimsy Stamps released this month's rubber designs and new shapeology dies. From then until 25 January the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop.

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24 hours to enter each prize draw and I'm not telling you where today's secret spot is!!!!!

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 EST on 25 January.

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

ELLIE STOVER
CRYSTAL IRWIN
BEATE JOHNS (Special Guest)
HEIDY BLOM

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



Today is also the next challenge over at Wild Orchid Challenge where the theme is CREATURE COMFORTS. We would like to see some sort of creature/insect/animal on your project. And as always there will be a marvelous prize offered to you by Wild Orchid Crafts. So please come over and join in with us for this fun challenge!!!!

For my card I used the absolutely darling little Wee Bunny by Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps which was colored with Flexmarkers and Promarkers. I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is from the Glitz Pretty In Pink Paper Pack, and all background panels are machine stitched. (NOTE: So many of you have asked me where I get my DP and I wanted to share that I have found that the very best place is Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. Not only does she have the latest and greatest BUT her customer service is second to none!!! I can order paper on one day and within 2 days it is in my house....that is all the way across the country!!!) The little brown bag of hearts will hold a gift card. I must admit that I had used all but two of my hearts from the Mixed Heart Charm so I had to use some of the antique hearts and brass findings which were a gift from a Wisconsin pal. Thanks, Steve, for these sweet family pieces AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU!!!! I used some lovely Vintage Light Mink Seam Binding to tie the brass sconce in the upper corner. The Natural Cotton Lace was gathered down the side of the image using Scor-Tape. For the floral treatment I used a couple of 1" Open Roses and a 5/8" Open Rose which I sprayed with Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist. Finally I added one of the little heart pins from the Pearl Heart Shaped Pin Wheel.


The script card on the first panel was actually the backing for some Prima something...can't remember what...lol The heart which is from the Mixed Christmas Wooden Shape Embellishment set which was coated with a bit of Picket Fence Crackle Paint. And this lovely heart was one of my last remaining hearts from the WOC set and I tied it with some more seam binding. For the second panel I used more of the cotton lace and a distressed BINGO card along with my last WOC tiny heart and more seam binding.

I hope you like my little creation and will hop on over to the Wild Orchid Challenge to check out the lovely examples this week AND also to the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Blog to view even more beauties and to toss your name in for a special prize today!!!!

WINNER

Thanks to everyone who dropped by to visit my little Heart Hugs bear and for the sweet and kind comments you left. Mr Random.org has selected the winner......

95. Jennifer Scull

Congratulations, Jennifer!! Please leave a coment on this posting and email me your mailing info before Wednesday, January 25, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your package out to you!!




AND


A Wee Bit More SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS:


I would love to offer as a part of my SWEET STUFF this image from Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps--the darling little Wee Bunny that I have used on my card today!! And you know I will be including some more little things...Oh I hope you will like this little cutie as much as I do!!! Just be sure that you are a FOLLOWER and add your info with the little Blue Froggy!!! If you don't have a blog, please give your email in a comment!!! Cut-off will be Wednesday, January 25, at 8 AM EST!!! Good Luck, everyone!!!

Thank you all so much for coming by and please come back often! It is a real joy to know you have been by! Have a marvelous week and enjoy each moment!! Big hugs!!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

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!!!



Shown above is the wonderful stamp that Diana is offering this week which is the darling Tilda As A Star from the new Sweet Crazy Love Collection at Magnolia-licious!!! Isn't she a real sweetie pie!!!! And she could certainly be used for so many holidays, events, occasions!!! She would help you celebrate anything!! 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, January 21, 2012

Day 3 - Showcase of Whimsy Stamps and SWEET STUFF!!!

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of our January Rubber Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (18 January) Whimsy Stamps released this month's rubber designs and new shapeology dies. From then until 25 January the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop.

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw and I'm not telling you where today's secret spot is!!!!!

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 EST on 25 January.

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

ERIN BAILEY
TAMMY LOUISE CUNLIFFE
DEB ROUTLEDGE (Special Guest)
BEATE JOHNS (Special Guest)
IRIS WIECHMANN
DENA CONCIENNE (Special Guest)

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



This is as close as I get to Clean and Simple!! For my card I used Bazzill for the base and double matting, the DP is all from the We R Memorykeepers Love Struck paper pad, and the background panels are machine stitched. The image is by Crissy Armstrong for the new release at Whimsy and is Heart Hugs. The image is colored with Flexmarkers, Promarkers, and Copics. To make the bear look a little "fuzzier" I used some blending solution on a cotton ball to dab him softly. For the horizontal I used some satin/organza ribbon and for the left corner a Paper Heart Doily topped with a Venice Lace Heart. The sentiment is from the Whimsy Ticket Sentiments cut out with a Whimsy Ticket Die and is clipped to the image panel with a mini clothes pin. To finish the front I used some WOC Self-Adhesive Pearls to soften the corners.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for more new release creations!




SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!!

I would love to offer as a part of my SWEET STUFF this darling image from Crissy Armstrong--the sweet little Heart Hugs that I have used on my card today!! And you know I will be including some more little things...Oh I hope you will like this little cutie as much as I do!!! Just be sure that you are a FOLLOWER and add your info with the little Blue Froggy!!! If you don't have a blog, please give your email in a comment!!! Cut-off will be Sunday, January 22, at midnight EST!!! Good Luck, everyone!!!

Thank you so much for coming by to visit me today and I am hoping that you will want to come by often!! Have a marvelous weekend and don't forget SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious right here tomorrow!! Big hugs coming your way!!


WINNER...WINNER!!

My sincere thanks to each of you for the sweet and kind comments on my little creations! It is always such a delight to hear what you think of them!! But we have to let Mr Random.org select the winners of my SWEET STUFFs...so here we go.....

The winner of this SWEET STUFF is.....

Sharon in Arizona who said...

Oh Jacque, I'm just drooling here over your beautiful book!!!! You never cease to amaze me with your creative mind!! And isn't the little one just a sweetheart! Yummy sweet stuff I would love to have so I'm throwing my name in. Thanks for your generosity! Big hugs, Sharon :o)





And the winner of this SWEET STUFF is.....

206. WencheJensen



Congratulations to Sharon and Wenche!!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know that you have claimed your prize and email me your mailing information before Monday, January 23, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your packages out to you right away!!

I will be back at noon today with a showcase of a new stamp from Whimsy Stamps and there will even be a surprise awaiting you right here!! Hugs!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Darling Maisie at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge



A very happy day to everyone!!! I hope you are having a splendid week and that you are having loads of crafting fun!!! Isn't it strange how sometimes we get on a real roll---and at other times we can't have the first creative thought??? Well, let's just hope we all get on that ROLL!!!! smiles!!

This week at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge our theme is LAVENDER and LACE so I hope you will get your little Lilis out and come on over and play along with us! You know there is a delightful prize for some lucky participant!!!!

I made a card and matching mini accordian folder using that darling little LOTV Maisie Two Balloons. For both projects I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is from the Wild Rose Studio Lilac Mist Paper Stack, and all background panels are machine stitched. The images were colored with Flexmarkers, Promarkers, and Copics, adding a bit of Prisma Glitter to the hairbows and Glossy Accents to the Balloons.



For the front of the card I used some lovely pre-gathered lace (a gift from my sweet friend Suzan) for the vertical panel. I also used some WOC Lilac Organza Ribbon for the double flat bow and all of the floral treatment is from Wild Orchid Crafts: 1" Open Roses, Hip Rosebuds, Carnations, Heather, and Aster Daisies resting on MS punched branches. The front was finished with several Self-Adhesive Rhinestones to soften the corners.



On the first panel on the inside I used some pink and lavender balloon buttons (sorry the picture does not capture the color correctly) tied with Divine Twine. For the jotting panel I used a MB Diecut with another bow and a few more rhinestones.



To make the little accordian file I used the directions by Maria Bell at the Scor-Pal site. And of course Scor-Tape was a necessity to hold everything together! Before I put the front panel on I used the same lace as the card to edge the panel. I also used the same flowers, diecut, ribbon,and rhinestones as the card.



In this picture of the file opened, you can also see that I edged each of the envelope pockets with an EK Success border punch. AND I did clip that stray thread after the picture was made...hahahah

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to bring your LAVENDER and LACE over to the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge and show us your lovely creations!!!

SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!! I have a little bit more FOUND SWEET STUFF so I hope you like it!! Just leave a comment before Friday, January 20 at Midnight EST. Good Luck!


1 6X6 BoBunny Smoochable Paper Pad
1 LOTV Time for a Cuppa rubber stamp
1 Set MM Love Struck Tags
1 Set Inkadinkado Hearts and Love Clear Stamps - 12 stamps
10 Bunches of Mulberry Roses

Thank you very much for coming by to see what's happening in my world and I hope you will want to visit again very soon! I hope your week is going magnificently well and that your upcoming weekend is a real delight!! Big hugs for each of you until next we meet!!!!

Whimsy January Rubber & Die RELEASE DAY!




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

Whimsy Stamps is releasing 16 fantastic new rubber stamps and 2 wonderful new Shapeology dies. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the
Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 25 January the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you will have 24 hrs 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 at the
Whimsy Inspirations Blog by 12:00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12:00PM on 25 January. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations by the Design Team plus all the amazing new releases, please check out the Whimsy Inspirations blog.


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! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 311 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--287 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 the surprise from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

259. Helene

Congratulations, Helene!! 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, January 17, 2012

Joy for You - Teardrops at Deep Ocean Challenge and SWEET STUFF!!



Best wishes for a wonderful Tuesday, everyone! I hope your week has started in a fantastic way and that the rest of the week will be just as wonderful!

Today is my first submission as part of the Deep Ocean Challenge Blog and I hope you will visit and join in with us this fortnight where the theme is SPARKLES. For my card, I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is from the Journey Collection by Authentique, and all panels are machine stitched. The darling image I used is Morehead's Joy for You - Teardrops which I colored with Flexmarkers and Promarkers--loving those Flexmarkers!! I added some Doodlebug Flock to the buttons and Prisma Glitter to the collar and cuffs. Isn't that little puppy the cutest thing?!?! For the horizontal I used a turquoise sparkly ribbon tied into a double flat bow, as well as some WOC Aqua Divine Twine to tie on a little puffed heart charm from the WOC Mixed Heart Charm Collection. The floral treatment is also from Wild Orchid Crafts: Carnations, Sweetheart Blossoms, and Long Stem Stamens resting on a few white ferns from Magnolia. To finish the front I added several Self-Adhesive Rhinestones.



The inside is very simple so that the lovely swirly paper shows--on the first panel I just added a MM LOVE Metal Sign with parts of a Self Adhesive Crystal Swirl and on the jotting panel just more of the same from the front of the card.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join in with us at Deep Ocean Challenge Blog so that we can see your SPARKLES!!!!

SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!!
Oh yes, I have found more SWEET STUFF and I am hoping that some of you want or need it. I must be the ultimate shopper who buys anything and everything...lol...But you will have your chances for a very long time because I am finding more and more STUFF!!



1 Tim Holtz Alterations Die Set - Tattered Florals
1 Set MS Wooden Stamps - Birds
1 MM Whimsy Journal Decorating Kit - 216 pieces

If any of my FOLLOWERS are interested, please just leave your info with the little Blue Froggy before Thursday, January 19, at Midnight EST. If you don't have a blog, please leave your email in a comment. GOOD LUCK!!

Thank you so very much for dropping by!! It is always such a joy to know you have been here and I hope you will come back often! Until the next time, I send big hugs!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

WINNERS...and WINNER!!!!

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend and are moving right along into a fabulous week! I am thinking the winter has finally arrived in these mountains because it sooooooo cold...but no white stuff YET!!! I am keeping my fingers crossed that there is no horrible weather two weeks from yesterday because I will be on a big bird heading WEST!!!!!

Thanks to each of you for coming by and checking out my little blog! It is always a joy to see you here! I have some SWEET STUFF winners which have been selected by that Mr Random.org...soooooooo....here we go.......

For this SWEET STUFF we have 2 winners to name!!!

57. angelique

and...

Pendra


And for the little Maggie SWEET STUFF....


The winner is....

manuela who said:

hola jacque! bellissima card, colori gioiosi, proprio quelli che cercavo per questo periodo!Grazie: l'ennesimo regalo da questo blog ricco di idee.Hugs


Ladies, please email me before Wednesday, January 18, at midnight EST so that I can get the packages off to you!!

Big hugs to all...I hope you will come back real soon!!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

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!!!



Shown above is the wonderful stamp that Diana is offering this week which is the darling Celebration Tilda from the new Sweet Crazy Love Collection at Magnolia-licious!!! Isn't she a real sweetie pie!!!! And she could certainly be used for so many holidays, events, occasions!!! She would help you celebrate anything!! 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, January 13, 2012

Tilda With Flowers at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and WINNER and SWEET STUFF!!!



Happy Friday, everyone!!! I hope you have all had a magnificent week! We have had rain galore but tonight I hear threats of freezing rain OR white stuff!!! So I'm keeping my fingies crossed that no shoveling is required!!!

This week at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge I am thrilled to be hosting and I would love for you all to come over and join in with us. There is a very nice prize being offered by 7 Kids College Fund and I have made, what I think, is a very fun sketch! So get your Maggies or Hanglies together and come on over!!!! Here is my sketch:



For my card, I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is from the Carolina Breeze Pad by Teresa Collins, and all panels are machine stitched. I have used the darling little Tilda With Flowers from the new Sweet Crazy Love Collection at Magnolia-licious. She was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics, Flexmarkers, and Promarkers, adding a bit of Star Dust Stickles to the flowers. For the horizontal I used WOC Lace and PTI grosgrain ribbon tied into a flat bow. The flowers are mostly from Wild Orchid Crafts: Small Curly Wild Rose, Dove Grey Open Roses, Hip Rosebuds, Aster Daisies. To finish the front I used Small Gold Metal Corners from WOC.



The inside is very simple--on the first panel I added some tiny pearl hearts to the ribbon streamers...and on the jotting panel, a flat bow and another decorative metal corner.


WINNER of SWEET STUFF!!!
Thank you all so much for your sweet and kind comments and for your visits. Mr Random.org has made his decision and the WINNER of this SWEET STUFF is.....

133. Jolanda

Congratulations, Jolanda!!! Please email me your mailing information before Saturday, January 14 at midnight EST so that I can get your package out to you right away!!


AND....

Tilda With Flower SWEET STUFF!!!!

I just happen to have an extra of this little cutie that I used for my card...and if any of my FOLLOWERS would like to put her in a special place in their home, just leave a comment before Saturday, January 14 at midnight EST. My past winners know that I will also toss in some other goodies as well!!! Good Luck, everyone!!!


Thank you all so very much for dropping by!!! It is always such a joy to know that you have visited me here and I hope you will come by often!!! Have a splendid weekend, and until the next time, I send BIG HUGS!!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge - My Favorite LOTV Stamp and SWEET STUFF!!!!



Happy Day to everyone!!! I hope your week is going exceptionally well and that things are great wherever you may be! We have had rain for a couple of days but at least there is no shoveling...Gosh I dread seeing that white stuff come...eeeeek!!! And the days are clicking away until I will be at CHA and I am so excited!!! I will have regular postings while I am away with some "found" goodies for you!!

Today is Week 2 at the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge and we were asked to use our favorite LOTV stamp. Of course I could have closed my eyes and picked any of them and that would have been my favorite...smile!!! I have used the darling little LOTV Teddy Bears Picnic and nothing is cuter than a tea party with some huggable little bears! The image was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics. The base and all double matting is Bazzill, the DP is from the Lily Bee Designs Head Over Heels Tiny Tablet, and all panels are machine stitched. I used some PTI satin ribbon for the horizontal and the double flat bow at the top which is dangling a teapot charm. For the floral treatment I used a 1 1/2" Classic Sweet Rose, 1" Open Roses, and Sweetheart Blossoms, from Wild Orchid Crafts, along with some crystal blossoms, all resting on MS punched branches. To complete the front, I also added a teacup charm in the foreground.



The simple inside is just more of the same supplies with the addition of a MM Live Laugh Love metal sign.

We would love for you to come over to the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge this fortnight and join in with us, showing us your favorite LOTV stamp. There is a fabulous prize of Pink Ribbon and Sparkle being offered this week from our marvelous sponsors, The Ribbon Girl.

SWEET STUFF ...just like I told you, there will be SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS for quite a while as I pack up and move my stash to the cottage house....so here goes! And this time there will be TWO winners because I have the same for each of them....Just leave your info with the little Blue Froggy before Saturday, January 14, at midnight EST. If you don't have a blog, just leave your email in a comment. Good Luck!!!


1 Set of Fiskars Bold Flowers clear stamps - 17 stamps
1 Set of Stampology Wellies and Brellas clear stamps - 12 stamps
1 Pack of Kaisercraft Wood Flourishes

Thank you so very much for dropping by and I hope your visits will be often!! Have a delightful rest-of-the-week and until the next time, I send big hugs!!


WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! This week we had a total of 271 participants for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious--245 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 the surprise from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

140. Debra Smith


Congratulations, Debra and thank you so much for displaying the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious symbol 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 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!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes!!! and WINNER!!! and SWEET STUFF!!!


Happy Monday, everyone!!! I hope you have all had a delightful and crafty weekend and hope you have a great week!! We have had a rainy weekend so it has been get inside stuff (argh) done...and look for those necessities for the cottage house...lolol...but it is progressing...as much as a 1920's house can progress...hahaha!! The coloring room and the paper room are almost finished and I have started to move stamps....I can't believe I am finding so much stuff and so many duplicates...I must live in a haze and suffer from old-age forgetfulness when it comes to shopping...never fear, though, I WILL share with you all!!! Here is a little snippet of the coloring room...smile...will show you the entire place when it's finished...lol...if EVER!!!!


Today is a new challenge at Wild Orchid Challenge and for this two weeks it is ANYTHING GOES!!! That's always FUN!!! So we hope you will come over and play along with us this time because you know there is a magnificent surprise from the sweet folks at Wild Orchid Crafts as always.

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is from the MME Love Me paper pad, and all panels are machine stitched. I used the sweet little Morehead Joy for You - Sweety image and colored her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. Gosh if there were as many colors in Flexmarkers as there are in Copics, I would use them ALL the time...I just love that brush end!! I added a bit of Glamour Dust on her ruffles, Glossy Accents on the ice cream and ball, and pompons on the top of the hats. Isn't that little puppy the cutest thing!!!! The HELLO is an epoxy sticker. For the double horizontal I used Queen Blue Seam Binding from WOC. For the floral treatment I used Cherry Blossoms, Heather, Gypsophilia, and Hip Rosebuds, all from Wild Orchid Crafts.


On the first panel on the inside I made a banner using a SU Pennant Punch and connected them with more of the seam binding. And on the jotting panel, from the seam binding bow, I dangled a Made for You charm from the WOC Mixed Heart Charm Set.

I hope you like my little creation and will go visit the Wild Orchid Challenge blog to have a look at the gorgeous cards/projects made by the DT this time---they are gorgeous!!!!

And Now....

The WINNER of the Flexmarker SWEET STUFF.....

Thank you all so very much for your sweet and kind comments and I wish I could send Flexmarkers to each of you...but we have to let Mr Random.org make the decision...soooo....the WINNER this time is.....

Snoopy who said...

Your card is magnificent as always! I just love your creations. I agree with you about the name ... she either needs a pie or a name change. (Hmm ... now I've got a hankering for pie.)Hugs,Snoopy :D

Congratulations, Snoopy!! Please contact me before Wednesday, January 11 at midnight EST so that I can get your package out to you right away!!

AND also....

FOUND SWEET STUFF!!!! All of my FOLLOWERS know that I just love giving SWEET STUFF and the more I move my crafting to the cottage house, the more SWEET STUFF I will have for you!!! Gosh!! I just hope the mail systems get all sorted out because during the holidays the mail has been TERRIBLE!!! There are 3 packages of SWEET STUFF out there somewhere which were mailed in December and I can only track them as far as Miami, Florida....it is so darn aggravating!!!! But let's hope that things are improved by now!!! Anyway, I hope you like today's SWEET STUFF...

1 Set of Rubber Stampede Victorian Butterflies stamps - 10 stamps
1 Set of Fiskars So Much Thanks stamps - 19 stamps
1 MM Pitterpatter Embellishments Set - 70 pieces

Just leave your info with the little Blue Froggy and a winner will be selected on Wednesday, January 11, at midnight EST. If you don't have a blog, please leave your email in a comment.

Thank you so very much for dropping by and I hope you will visit me again very soon!! It is always a real joy to see that you have been here! I hope you have a magnificent week, and until the next time be safe, enjoy , and have lots of smiles along the way! Sending a big hug your way!!!