Wednesday, February 29, 2012

YIPPPEEEEE!!! SPECIAL SWEET STUFF!!!!



Happy Day to Everyone!!! I am very humbled that so many of you have have decided to follow my blog on a regular basis and that you leave such sweet and kind comments. You are sincerely the reason that I enjoy blogging so much. As many of you know, I have had a couple of years of some big rocks and hurtles in my road, but because of you, life was much easier--you brought much happiness and joy during those couple of years!! So I would like to give back to my FOLLOWERS who have brought so many smiles to me. You all know how much I love having SWEET STUFF so this is a SPECIAL EVENT for me as well!!!

Gosh I never had any idea that I would ever reach so many people with my cards and projects but it is certainly a thrill to know that the numbers tell me that has happened. I have surpassed the 4000 Followers mark so it's time to celebrate!! I have been afforded the opportunity to be a member of a number of distinguished Design Teams and my life has been made richer by the people I have met along the way, which includes several companies that wanted to have a part of this celebration!!!

I hope you are just as excited as I am concerning this SWEET STUFF because there will be TEN separate prizes to be won during this celebration:

Diana and Roy Crick of Magnolia-licious and Scor-Pal have been two of my biggest supporters since before I even had a blog...and of course I remain one of their staunchest supporters, too. Thanks, Diana and Roy, for everything!



PRIZE 1 - One $30 Gift Voucher from Magnolia-licious to be used for Tildas or Edwins



PRIZE 2 - One Scor-Pal with mat - your choice of inches or metric





Paul and Siri Bridger, the owners of Wild Orchid Crafts, are truly the most generous and kindest people in all of Cyberland. Their wide range of products are the best in the world...and you all KNOW that their flowers are not surpassed by any other company. My sincere thanks to Siri and Paul for allowing me to be on their Design Team and also for this lovely surprise for one of you!!!

PRIZE 3 - This absolutely gorgeous selection of Wild Orchid Flowers







Susana Magenheimer of Susana's Custom Art and Card Design KNOWS how much this old retired college prof LOVES paper and I can share with you that this is my very favorite place to shop for paper. She always has all of the new papers in her shop right away and her customer service is TOPS!!!! So the very generous Susana is offering:

PRIZE 4 - FIVE paper pads of your choice from the Selection at SCACD (limited to stock on hand).





Heidi and Stuart Johnston of Stampavie are both true delights and I was so thrilled to meet them in person at CHA this year. I am so fortunate and extremely humbled to be a part of their magnificent Design Team. Thank you Heidi and Stuart for this lovely gift for one of the participants!

PRIZE 5 - 4 Stamps from the New Release at Stampavie





It is such a joy to be associated with Denise Lynn of Whimsy Stamps as a Guest Designer. She is such a sweetheart and such a pleasure to work for. Thank you so much, Denise, for all of the many kindnesses you always show. From Denise...

PRIZE 6 - One $30 Gift Voucher from Whimsy Stamps





Having been on the LOTV Store Design Team, I can tell you that Lisa and Laila are two of the most appreciative, considerate, and enjoyable people to work for. Thank you, LOTV!!

PRIZE 7 - 2 large sets of LOTV Sentiments





Summer Muragin at Belles 'n Whistles is one of the sweetest and kindest people you will ever meet and it was such a pleasure being on her DT. It is a real joy to present this prize:

PRIZE 8 - 5 Belles 'n Whistles Stamps




Bonnie Garby at Really Reasonable Ribbon afforded me the opportunity to play with ribbon, ribbon, and more ribbon while on her Design Team and I thank her for everything.

PRIZE 9 - $30 gift voucher for anything in the RRR shop




I enjoyed my experience on the FlowerSoft design team so very much and am so pleased to be able to offer to you...

PRIZE 10 - One Floral Bouquet Colour Selection Box



Now isn't that EXCITING SWEET STUFF!!!!! As I said, there will be TEN winners from my FOLLOWERS and the SWEET STUFF will end on Wednesday, March 14, at Midnight EST. I will announce the TEN winners on Thursday night, March 15, at Midnight EST and the winners will select their prize in the order in which I receive their emails claiming the prizes. I am asking that you please put this posting's header on your sidebar with a link to this posting if you have a blog and become a FOLLOWER if you are not one of my favorite people yet!!! If you are not a blogger, please tell all of your crafting friends about this opportunity!! Please leave your information with the cute Little Blue Froggy. If you don't have a blog, please just skip over the URL line and add your information...keeping my fingers crossed that this goes off without a hitch...lol

Best Wishes and GOOD LUCK to everyone!!!! Wooohoooo!!! I'm soooooo excited!!!!

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! 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!

Gosh everyone wanted this cute little girlie...but the WINNER of the darling Tilda Loves Flowers from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....


180. miislucky


Congratulations, Theresa and Mi-Mi!! 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!! And thank you so very much for showing the SUNDAY SENSATIONS on your blog!!!

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, February 28, 2012

Bunny Winner!!!!

Happy Tuesday and thank you all so much for coming by to check out the new release showcases from Whimsy Stamps over the past week and please don't forget to check back on the Whimsy Inspiration Blog TOMORROW to see if you are the winner of one of the special prizes!

Mr Random.org has selected the winner of the Easter SWEET STUFF and the winner is.....

Manderly who said...

so glad you GD for Whimsey as your art is just so beautiful it shows the new release off wonderfully!

Congratulations, sweetie!! Please leave a comment here so that everyone will know you have claimed your prize and send me an email with your mailing information before Thursday, March 1, NOON EST.

Hope to see everyone here on Wednesday with a BIG SURPRISE!!!! Hugs!!

FREE STAMPAVIE CREATIONS Online Magazine!!



Stampavie online magazine, Stampavie Creations, will hit the cyber waves at the end of this week! It will be filled with great competitions, magnificent design ideas, and MORE!! Sign up HERE quickly for your FREE copy!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Whimsy February Rubber & Die Release - Showcase Day 6 AND SWEET STUFF!!!

Hello and welcome to Day 6 of our February Rubber Die Release Showcase!On Wednesday (22 February) Whimsy Stamps released this month's rubber designs and new Shapeology dies. From then until 28 February 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. 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 on 29 February.

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

Ellie Stover
Jacque Beddingfield (Special Guest)
Stephanne Maraver
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. Don't forget to check the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for more new release creations!



For my card I used the absolutely darling little Sympathy Bugs designed by the amazing artist Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps. The image was stamped on X-Press It, colored with Copics adding a bit of Prisma Glitter, and double matted with round Nesties. For the horizontal I used a double sided satin ribbon tied into a double flat bow to dangle a silver bee charm. I also used some clear rhinestone swirls for the opposite corners. The sentiment is from the Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 and was cut out with the Notables 1 Die. The floral treatment is all from Wild Orchid Crafts: Small Curly Wild Rose, Lilies, and Aster Daisies. The base and all double matting is Bazzill, the DP is from the BoBunny Country Garden Collection, and all background panels are machine stitched.



And now for a little bit of SWEET STUFF!!!




These darling little Sympathy Bugs that I have used for my card could be in your home!!!! To the package I will also add some surprises for your crafting enjoyment...wink..So I hope you like the SWEET STUFF this time! All you have to do is leave a comment before Thursday, March 1 at 8AM EST.

Thank you so very much for coming by today! It tickles my fancy to know that you have been by!! Please come back often to see what's happening in my world!! Have a wonderful week, and until the next time...big hugs!!!!

Sunday, February 26, 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 Loves Flowers at Magnolia-licious!!! Isn't she a real cutie pie!!!! She is one of those delightful images that can be used for so many occasions and events!! I know you would love to give this sweetie 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 before 8 AM EST on Friday to see if you are the lucky winner of this absolutely cute little stamp!!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Day 4 of Whimsy Showcase and SWEET STUFF!!!!

Hello and welcome to Day 4 of the February Rubber Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (22 February) Whimsy Stamps released this month's rubber designs and new Shapeology dies. From then until 28 February 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.

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 on 29 February.



For my showcase card I used the darling little Easter Bunny by the magnificent Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps. The base and all double matting is Bazzill, the DP is Bunny Love by Best Creation, and all background panels are machine stitched. The image is colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, adding a bit of Prisma Glitter to give the egg some sparkle, and double matted with oval Nesties. For the vertical I used some lovely yellow lace as borders. The front was finished with a double flat bow at the top and at the bottom an Easter basket button with a tiny yellow bow and Easter egg buttons resting in green FlowerSoft.

The inside is VERY simple because I think the paper is decoration enough. I did add a simple flat bow with a bunny charm to the first panel.

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

Ann Vento
Debbie Eastman
Erin Bailey
Jacque Beddingfield (Special Guest)
Tammy Louise Cunliffe
Beate Johns (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.

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

And now for a little bit of SWEET STUFF!!!





This darling little EASTER BUNNY that I have used for my card could be in your home!!!! To the package I will also add a pack of the sweet Easter buttons of Easter basket and eggs...they are so cute!! I will also add some additional Easter goodies...ribbons/lace, etc. So I hope you like the SWEET STUFF this time! All you have to do is leave a comment before Monday, February 27 at noon EST.

Thank you so very much for coming by today! It is such a joy to know that you have been by!! Remember that at midnight tonight will be another darling SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious right here and I know you don't want to miss that! Also the first of the week there will be a BIG SURPRISE for you!!! So come by often and see what excitement you might find!! Have a wonderful weekend, and until the next time...big hugs!!!!

WINNER....WINNER!!

Happy Saturday, everyone!! I hope you have all had a magnificent week and are already into a splendid weekend! We had a 72F (22C) day yesterday with a wonderful breeze...then later in the day we had tornado warnings as the temp started to drop drastically....and this morning it is 27F (-3C)...Brrrrr...what is happening with the weather??? Oh well, there isn't much we can do to change it, huh? LOL

I have a couple of winners to give to Mr Random.org so he can make the decision...But first I want to thank each of you for coming by and for participating in my SWEET STUFFs by leaving such sweet and kind comments. It is always a real joy to know that I am bringing some sunshine to some lucky particpant with each giveaway!!! So here we go.....




The winner of the FRIEND surprise is.....

202. SusanLotus









The winner of the darling little Dandelion Girl surprise is....

24. Rosana Garcia Hess


Congratulations to Susan and Rosana!! Please leave a comment here before 8AM EST on Monday, Feb 27 so that others know that you have claimed your prizes and email me your mailing info.

I will be back at Noon EST with a showcase posting for the new release at Whimsy Stamps and it is such a cutie so I hope you will drop back by and see what the wee surprise for you is this time...wink!!! Have a marvelous day, no matter where you are!!! Hugs!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Daisy Tilda at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Happy Friday everyone!!! Gosh, I hope you are having a magnificent week! Mine has been a very busy one and I am still trying to decide what I am supposed to be doing NEXT!!! But, oh my, the weather has been so beautiful that I am thinking plant flowers....but I know better!!! Next week we will probably have ice and snow up to the rooftops...hahahhaha

Today at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are being hosted by my sweet friend Suzan who has given us the challenge to use a doily---any kind of doily! This is Suzan's first time to host so I hope you will drop by her blog and give her a visit. There are also two wonderful prizes to be won by lucky participants this week so I hope you will come over and join in with us!!!! Gosh, we would love to see your marvelous creations using a doily!!!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is from the BoBunny Ambrosia Paper Pad, and all panels are machine stitiched. The image I used is the precious little Tilda With Daisy from Magnolia-licious and it looks as though she may be out of stock at the moment...but the MINI is in stock! She was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. For the horizontal I used grosgrain ribbons--purple solid and gold dotted which I tied into a double flat bow to dangle a little daisy/aster. The doily is from MFT and all of the floral treatment is from Wild Orchid Crafts: Trellis Rose, Cherry Blossoms, Lilies, and Tulips. I finished the front with Self-Adhesive Pearls.



Gosh I like these papers so much that I only added a small MFT doily and another dotted flat bow.

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you like my little creation. Please jump over to the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and check out the lovely samples done by the DT this week and we would love to see how you will use a DOILY!! Until the next time,big hugs for each of you!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Let's Have A Tea Party



A very happy day to everyone! I hope you are having a magnificent week! The weather has been beautiful here this week...of course I am hoping it isn't the lull before the storm!! Gosh, daffodils are blooming everywhere and I just know that the winter is not nearly over...sooooo, we shall see!!

Today there should be a new challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge where the theme is Afternoon Tea....but I don't see a posting..sigh... However, to answer all of your email questions about the challenge, I have to say that I am a bit confused about it as well. I know there is some illness but I don't know much more about it nor do I know when it will resume. But I made a card for it anyway...so here ya go....

For my card I used the sweet little LOTV Tea Time which was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The base and all double matting is Bazzill, the DP is from the BG Sweet Threads paper pad, and all background panels are machine stitched. For the horizontal I used a lime green twill ribbon and under the image I used a folded square paper doily to look like a fancy napkin. The image was cut out with Nesties, adding pearls to each of the scallops. To finish the front I used more pearls and a little teapot button for a touch of whimsy!!!



The inside is VERY simple this time with just the addition of a few pearls and a few charms...teabag, teapot, teacup...on a horizontal twill ribbon.

Thank you so very much for stopping by to see what's happening here today! I would love for you to drop by often! Have a delightful day and until the next time, BIG HUGS for YOU!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Whimsy February Release Day...and SWEET STUFF!!!



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


Whimsy Stamps is releasing 19 fantastic new rubber stamps and 5 wonderful new Shapeology dies today together with 2 brand new Shape EZ templates! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. (NB All Raindrop Echo Designs February stamps and 2 of this month's Shapeology dies were released last week as part of the ‘3 Companies’ blog hop).

From today until 28 February 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 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

From this release onwards we are doing things a little differently. At the end of release week (Wednesday 29 January) a special Release Round-Up will be posted on the Whimsy blog. This post will include a selection of new release DT work from the previous week together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12:00PM EST tomorrow:






Finally, here is a full list of the wonderful February release:



3 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Bud ~ Gus The Bunny ~ Little Playmates


4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Helga Frost ~ Da Bomb ~ Elena K ~ Ryder Cole


3 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps
Party Time Cat ~ Dragon's Little Friend ~ Party Penguin


3 Wee Stamps rubber stamps
Dandelion Girl ~ Easter Bunny ~ Sympathy Bugs


6 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 (coordinating die available) ~ I Heart You Tabs 2 (coordinating die available) ~ Love Postage Stamps (coordinating die available) ~ Notebook Page background ~ Thanks a Bunch Notables 2 (coordinating die available) ~ Vintage Travel Postage Stamps (coordinating die available)


4 Raindrop Echo Designs Shapeology dies
Corner Dies Set ~ Lamp Post ~ Notebook Spiral ~ Tabs 2


TLC Shapeology die
Heart Tag


Shape EZ by TLC
Flip Cupcake 1 ~ Triple Heart Gift Box Card






For my card, to introduce the New Whimsy February Release, I used the darling little Dandelion Girl by the amazing Sylvia Zet...and isn't she a little sweetie!! She, along with all of the other new releases, are available today at the Whimsy Store.



I used Bazzil for the base and for all double matting, the DP is from the Country Rose Collection, and all panels are machine stitched. The darling image was stamped on X-press It Blending Card and colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, adding a bit of Star Dust Stickles for the lace on her dress. The sentiment is from the new Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 cut out with a coordinating die. All of the floral treatment is from Wild Orchid Crafts: 1 1/2" Trellis Rose, 1" Open Roses, 3/4" Open Roses, and Hip Rosebuds. The front was finished with Self-Adhesive Pearls.



On the inside I used some 1/2" Satin Ribbon to hold a silver heart slider with some pearl scallop trim from my stash and on the jotting panel a portion of a Self-Adhesive Pearl Swirl.

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 blog tomorrow for the next list of showcase posts!

SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS

I would love to offer as a part of my SWEET STUFF this darling image from Sylvia Zet--the sweet little Dandelion Girl that I have used on my card today!! And you know I will be including some more little sweet 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 Thursday, February 23, at midnight 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!! I will have a couple more Whimsy Showcases with surprises this week...and next week on Wednesday I will offer my SPECIAL SWEET STUFF!! Woohoooo!!! Big hugs!!






WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! 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 Halo Tilda from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

186. Lindsay


Congratulations,Lindsay!! 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, February 20, 2012

White Plus One at Wild Orchid Challenge and SWEET STUFF!!!!



Happy Monday, everyone!!! I hope that you have all had a most delightful weekend and are ready for a magnificent week! I am posting this while I am away for the weekend, so will keep my fingers crossed that all goes according to plan!

Today is the next challenge at Wild Orchid Challenge where the theme is to use WHITE and ONE OTHER COLOR. Gosh!!! What a challenge!!! I selected green and white since I rarely use alot of green on a card and I made an easel card and matching gift box. We hope you will come over and join in with us and you can be assured that there will be a lovely prize from Wild Orchid Crafts, as always, for some lucky participant!



For my project I used Bazzill for all double matting, the DP is from Maja Designs, and all background panels are machine stitched. The darling image is from the latest release at Stampavie and is SOFIA WISHES. The sentiment is also from the new release and is from the DREAM SENTIMENT SET.

For the vertical I used White Guipure Lace topped with a few lacy heart buttons from my stash, Self Adhesive Pearls, and a double flat bow made with luxurious White Silk Ribbon. The floral treatment is all by WOC: 1" Tea Rose, 3/4" Open Rose, and Hip Rosebuds resting on Mulberry Paper Rose Leaves. I also added a tiny Pearl Heart Bead. For the jotting panel I used a Decorative Metal Corner which I sprayed with white acrylic paint and topped with pearls.



Since many of you have asked to see how I make the gift boxes I will try to show more pics. They are usually just a box I have found somewhere and then decorated with the same materials as the card. For this box I first painted it with acrylic paint then I encircled the box with the same Guipure lace, adding more pearls to the centers of the motifs. For the floral treatment I used the same materials as the card with the addition of a 1 3/8" Trellis Rose, all resting on a Paper Doily and White Pearl Sprays. I used some pearl trim from my stash for the box top and finally added a lovely heart from Mixed Heart Charm Collection as the box opener.



For the inside I used complementary Maja DP, made a small bouquet for the lid, and used some dainty pre-gathered lace.



For the bottom of the box I used some Large Pearl Brads as little feet. These boxes are a little bit time consuming but I think make a kinda nice presentation for a little gift to go along with a card. What do you think??

SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!!!


1 Set of Fiskars Friend Stamps
1 Set of MM Metal Label Holders
1 Set of MM Metal Butterflies

All my FOLLOWERS have to do is leave their info with the little Blue Froggy before Thursday, February 23, at midnight EST. If you don't have a blog, be sure to leave your email in a comment. Good Luck!!

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you will come by often!! Have a wonderful week and until the next time, BIG HUGS!!


Sunday, February 19, 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 Halo Tilda from the Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection at Magnolia-licious!!! Isn't this a real cutie pie!!!! I know you would love to give this sweetie 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 before 8 AM EST on Friday to see if you are the lucky winner of this absolutely cute little stamp!!


Saturday, February 18, 2012

WINNER of Blue SWEET STUFF!!!

Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope you have just finished a wonderful week and are ready for this fabulous weekend! I am out of town celebrating the birthday (not gonna tell how many) of my little Auntie!

Thank you all for your visits and for your sweet and kind comments here! I wish you could all be winners but we must let Mr Random.org make our decision for this blue SWEET STUFF...So........ The WINNER is.....

144. Mary D

Congratulations, Mary! Please leave a comment here before Monday, February 20 at 8 AM EST and send me your mailing info.

AND...not many more days until I will be offering a SPECIAL SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS...maybe next week as soon as I get home! I hope you will drop by often...Big hugs until the next time!!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Basket of Roses at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge



Happy day, everyone! I hope your week is going great! And it seems that as we get closer to the weekend that things go even better! I am going away this weekend with my Auntie for her birthday so that should be a fun time!

This week at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge it's ANYTHING GOES so that's an easy challenge!!! I decided to make a sweet birthday card for my Auntie who is one of my very best fans. I hope you will come over and join in with us this time so that you will be in for this magnificent prize from Wild Orchid Crafts!! Isn't it marvelous!!!!


For my card I used Bazzill for the base, PTI for all double matting, the DP is from the MME - Miss Caroline - Dolled Up from Susana's, and all panels are machine stitched. The image I used is actually a little SNEAKY PEEKY of the darling little LOTV BASKET OF ROSES from the collection that will be available at LOTV on February 20---less than a week away!!!! She was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, adding a bit of Prisma Glitter to the butterflies. For the horizonal I used some WOC White Guipure Lace and PTI grosgrain ribbon tied into a flat bow with a Melody Ross brad. I also used part of a Pearl Swirl. The sentiment is from LOTV Set 20 - For Her Sentiments cut out with Nesties. To soften all of the corners I added some Self-Adhesive Pearls from WOC.



For the first panel on the inside I just used more grosgrain ribbon tied into a flat bow to dangle a butterfly charm from silver cording. And on the jotting panel, some more of the Pearl Swirl.

Thank you so very much for dropping by today and I would love to see you again real soon! Please drop over to the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge and have a peek at the gorgeous creations by the DT and also show us your idea of ANYTHING GOES this week! Until the next time, I send big hugs!!

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday everyone!! 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 Valentino from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....

119. terriavidreader


Congratulations, Terri!! 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, February 14, 2012

Some EXCITING News, Gathering Flowers, and SWEET STUFF!!!!!



Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!!! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and are into a splendid week!!! We are expecting freezing rain this evening so I wanted to get this posting done so that it will be up for you in the morning in case I lose power again...sigh!!!!!!



And now for my exciting and great news!!!! I have been invited to be a Designer for the magnificent STAMPAVIE and I am sooooo excited! I met Heidi and Stuart at CHA and they are the most energetic, fun-loving, kind, and sweet people I have ever met. So when they asked me to be on their DT, I was indeed OVER THE MOON!!!!! I was so fortunate to have also met several of their DT at CHA and I already feel right at home!!!!

For my card today I used Juliet in the Fields by Sarah Kay for the New Release. And isn't she the cutest little darling?!?! She was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Promarkers which are also distributed by Stampavie. For the base and all double matting I used Bazzill, the DP is from the MME Miss Caroline's Howdy Doody collection from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. For the horizontal I used a Pastel Green Satin Ribbon tied into a double flat bow. The floral treatment, resting on a crocheted doily and MS branch punches, is all from Wild Orchid Crafts: Trellis Rose, Carnations, Lilies, Hip Rosebuds, and Aster Daisies. The front was finished with Self-Adhesive Pearls to soften the corners.



On the first panel on the inside I used a simple MM hanging metal FRIEND sign with a flat bow and for the jotting panel I left it blank so that a long message could be written.

And now for some SWEET STUFF!!!!...Gosh this news was so exciting for me that I had to offer some nice SWEET STUFF for my wonderful FOLLOWERS!!!!



1 Set Inkadinkado Gem Stone Flowers - 7 stamps
1 Set Inkadinkado Gem Stone Insects - 8 stamps
1 Set of Pebbles Blue Ribbons
12 Blue Organza flowers with Stamens

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