Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Anything Goes at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge



Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope that you are all having a marvelous week along with me!!! Gosh, I love this time of year--flowers popping out everywhere and all of the garden centers are calling my name each time I pass by!!!

This week at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge it's ANYTHING GOES and what could be more fun than that?!?! This week we are sponsored by Nitwit Collections with a very nice surprise for some lucky participant so we hope you will come over and join in with us and play right along with us!!

For my card I used a darling little Happy Together from the brand new release over at LOTV. It was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics before cutting it out with double Nesties. The base and all double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from the eeeek...I forgot but will add it when I go back over to cottage house. For the vertical I used some pleated organza from Hobby Lobby with some pink satin ribbon tied into a double flat bow and dangling a couple of hearts. I also added some Recollection pearl trim for the outside left edge and for the trios on the right side. The heart is from Whimsy outlined with Star Dust Stickles, and all of the floral treatment is from Wild Orchid Crafts...Trellis Rose, Cherry Blossoms, Aster Daisies, and Hip Rosebuds.



The inside is very simple with the addition of a paper heart doily.

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you will want to come by often. Gosh, I am so far behind and in such a hurry that I don't have time to add many of the links here...but will do so tomorrow. Have a great evening and 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!

Gosh everyone loves a Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious so the winner of this week's gift certificate for $15 has been selected by random.org and is.....

90. Craftyanny

Congratulations, Craftyanny !! Thank you so much for showing SUNDAY SENSATIONS 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!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bunny Tilda at Magnolia-licious Challenge and WINNER and SWEET STUFF!!!!



A magnificent Tuesday to each of you! Gosh, I hope you are having a very sweet week and are enjoying each moment! I am almost afraid to say this BUT I am thinking SPRING is really here.....There are so many flowers popping out all over and my rose bushes are so green and growing like crazy...woooohooooo!!!!

Today is the first day of the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and I have been invited by the lovely Diana to participate. I am very excited and hope that you are as excited as well. This fortnight we have the picture below as our inspiration. I would love for you to come on over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see the magnificent DT Members fabulous examples of their inspiration and I sure hope you will join in with us this time!!!!

For those of you who have asked me about inspiration challenges and have been hesitant to participate, I will tell you what I do. I merely have a look at the picture and the first thing that comes to mind when I see the picture is the direction that I take in making my card. When I saw this picture I thought Easter, pastel colors, and polka dots....but you obviously will be reminded of something else...which is perfectly OKAY!!! Inspiration is inspiration...and you certainly don't have to make a cake card!!! hahahha With inspiration challenges, any way that the picture inspires you is absolutely acceptable!!! Gosh, how fun is that!!!!!

For my card I used the absolutely darling little Bunny Tilda which is available over at Magnolia-licious and what image is cuter for an Easter card?!?! This cutie was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and cut out so that she sits within the triple Nesties. I used Bazzill for the base and for all double matting, the DP is PTI Dots and Best Creations - A Walk in the Garden...oh I love this paper!!!! The verticals are a lace with yellow ribbon which is a gift from my sweet friend, the very talented Suzan. If you haven't visited her blog you are missing out!!! The double flat bow dangles a cute, cute bunny charm and the floral treatment is a Trellis Rose and Hip Rosebuds from Wild Orchid Crafts and some yellow flowers from my stash. To finish the front I used some Self-Adhesive Pearls.


The inside is so simple because of the gorgeous paper. Just a horizontal of lace and ribbon and a few pearls.

I hope you like my little creation and will be INSPIRED to join us over at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog where you can be assured that there is a very nice prize for some lucky participant. If you have any questions about participating, please jot me a quick email and I will help you! I want to see you there!!!! Yipppppeeeeeee!!!

WINNER of LOTV Sentiment Set

Sorry I am late in announcing the winner of this darling set of sentiments but life has been a bit crazy this weekend....Thank you all for coming by and tossing your name into the pool....but anyway, Mr Random.org has decided that the winner of this sweet prize is......

Christina C. who said...

This is such a precious image, colored magnificently. Adore the beautiful flowers, charms, hearts and the wonderful dp! Such a beauty....a visual delight!

Congratulations, Christina!! Please leave a comment here on this posting and send me your mailing address before Wednesday, March 28, at midnight so that I can get your surprise out to you right away!!

and now....

SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!!!

Gosh, I am finding more and more things during my move which one of you might want or I hope so!!! All you have to do is leave a comment before Wednesday, March 28, at midnight EST. And you all know how much I just love SWEET STUFF!!!! So here ya go.....

1 Set of Fiskars Hello Friend Stamps - 20 stamps
1 Set of Inkadinkadoo Floral Flourishes - 6 stamps
12 Bunches of WOC roses in the colors shown

Thank you all so very much for coming by to see what's happening in my world and I can share with you that it's a jumble at the moment with the BIG move... hahhaha...But I hope you will drop by often. Until the next time, I send big hugs to each of you!!!!

Sunday, March 25, 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!!!



For the next several weeks Diana is offering a nice Gift certificate so that you can pick your own favorites!!!! How's that?? Wooohooooo

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, just skip over the URL and leave your info!! 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 wonderful surprise!!


Friday, March 23, 2012

Cuddly Hugs at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Gosh, tis Happy Friday Time!!!! I hope you have all had a magnificent week and are looking forward to this weekend as much as I am! We have had such magnificent weather that I am exhausted from doing all of those "get ready for spring and summer" things as possible!!!

This week at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we were asked by the hostess Anne to show MORE THAN ONE FOLD! Of course there will be a really fun surprise for you this week as usual...so come on over and join in with us!!!

For my card I used an oh so fun base from Whichcrafts? called Double Concertina Step Card, of course you will see that I also rounded the corners of the image panel. I used Bazzill for the matting, X-Press It for the image, and Maja Designs for the DP. The sweet image is from the newest collection available at Magnolia-licious called Teddy Bear Hugs, or something like that. She is such a little cutie and although I don't see her right now, I'm sure Diana will be getting more of her!! I colored her with Promarkers, Flexmarkers, and Copics. I also used Vintage Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts as well as Cherry Blossoms and Sweetheart Blossoms.

Thank you so much for coming by today and I hope you will join in with us this week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and show us your idea of FOLDS! Until the next time, I send big hugs!!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

SNEAKY PEEK for Lili's Little Fairies Challenge and SWEET STUFF!


A very happy Thursday to everyone!! I hope you all are having a great week...and the closer I get to the weekend, the better I like it! The weather has been so gorgeous here in these mountains BUT it also means so much more outside work---cleaning up the ravages of the winter and getting everything ready for the spring and summer!! That means flowers everywhere, so that makes me happy!!!

This week at the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge we are using a sketch prepared by ME and I am so excited to see how everyone interprets the sketch! As always, there will be a very nice surprise for some lucky participant so come on over and join in with us! We would love to see you play along with us!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is from the Cosmo Cricket Baby Jane collection, and all background panels are machine stitched. The absolutely darling image I used is from the upcoming release at Lili of the Valley which will be in the shop on March 28...and believe me, they are all so cute and sweet!!!! This one is called MEANT TO BE which I have colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and cut it out with petite oval Nesties. For the vertical I used WOC Cream Satin Ribbon tied into a double flat bow to dangle a double heart from the Mixed Heart Charms Set. For the bottom horizontal I used some Recollections Hearts and pearls trim. All of the floral treatment is from Wild Orchid Crafts: Sweetheart Blossoms, Carnations, and Lilies.


The inside is very simple because the papers are just too cute!! I only added a couple of heart buttons tied with scrapper's floss and another bow and single pearlized heart in the jotting spot.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to jump over to Lili's Little Fairies Challenge to see what's happening there!!!! I would just love to see your creation using my sketch...Enjoy!!!!

NOTE! All of the winners of the SPECIAL SWEET STUFF have been contacted for mailing addresses and their prizes are on the way...whewwwwwwwwwwww!!!!

NEW SWEET STUFF!!!!


Somehow, this SWEET STUFF is soooooo simple...thank heavens!!! I have an extra set of the wonderful For You Circular Sentiments and I would love to find a good home for them! As you know already, this is for one of my followers who leaves a comment before Saturday, March 24, at 8 AM EST. Good Luck!!

Thanks so much for dropping by and I look forward to seeing you again real soon!! 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!

Gosh everyone loves a surprise from Magnolia-licious so the winner of the surprise has been selected by random.org and is.....

172. Sherry King


Congratulations, Sherry!! Thank you so much for showing SUNDAY SENSATIONS 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, March 19, 2012

BINGO at Wild Orchid Challenge and RE-WINNERS!!!


Happy Monday to everyone! I hope this will be a magnificent week for all of you! I am still working diligently over at the cottage house and moving in more crafting STUFF!!!! But surely soon it will be all ready to show you the inside!

Today over at Wild Orchid Challenge we are playing BINGO and we would love to see you come over and play along with us. As always there is a marvelous prize from the wonderful people at the Wild Orchids Crafts shop and I know you would love to be in for this prize!!!!

For my card today I used a precious image from the latest release at Stampavie by Sarah Kay called Writing to Grandma. She was colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The base and all double matting is Bazzill, the DP is from the Kaisercraft These Days Paper Pad, and all panels are machine stitched. You will see that I curled the scrip panel to match the curled letter that she is writing...smile!! For the vertical I used some lovely Natural Cotton Lace with a double flat Bow made with the luxurious Ivory Silk Ribbon. The floral treatment is all from Wild Orchid Crafts: Trellis Rose, Wild Roses, Tulips, Aster Daisies, all resting on Rose Leaves. To finish the front I used Self-Adhesive Pearls to soften the corners.


For the inside I added more lace and a gold heart button to the MF kraft envelope which could hold a gift card. And on the jotting panel, more lace, silk bow, and pearls.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join in with us over at the Wild Orchid Challenge this fortnight


For those of you have asked, I wanted to give you a little peek at the Cottage House that I am working on so diligently...built in the 20's it is going to be so much fun to do most of my crafting over there and get all of the paper and STUFF out of my own house...hahahah...I will show you the inside a little later...wink!!

RE-WINNERS
I have only heard from 7 of the initial winners for the SPECIAL SWEET STUFF!!! So I am asking Mr Random.org to re-select THREE more winners...and they are.....

340. Sharron / Sharrahug
458. Frea
225. Rhonda Miller

Ladies, please leave a comment here and send me an email to claim your prizes before Wednesday, March 21 at 8 AM EST.

Thank you all for dropping by today and I hope to see you again real soon. Have a wonderful day, no matter where you may be, and for you, I send big hugs!!

Sunday, March 18, 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!!!

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This week's surprise here is a surprise for all of us!!!!!!! But you know Diana, and you know it will be something VERY special!!!!!
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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, just skip over the URL and leave your info!! 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 wonderful surprise!!


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Re-WINNER of SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Saturday everyone!!!! I hope you are having a marvelous weekend...

Since I have not heard from the first winner at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious, Mr Random.org has selected a re-winner!!! And the winner is.....


62. KRAFTY KAREN

Congratulations, Karen! Please contact me before Monday, March 19, at 8 AM so that we can get your prize to you right away!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

WINNERS of 4000+ Followers Special SWEET STUFF



A very happy Day to EVERYONE!! My sincere thanks to each of you who visited me during the Special SWEET STUFF and for the very sweet and kind comments and emails you have sent to me!!! Gosh, I am so humbled by all of your visits and I am so thrilled to get with Mr Random. Org and let him select the TEN WINNERS!!

Here's how this will work....if you are a WINNER,you will need to leave a comment on this posting first so that everyone knows that you are claiming a prize AND you will need to email me right away giving me your top 5 choices for the prizes. I will go through the emails right away and the first person who emails will get their top choice of a prize and so on down the line. I will use the time of the email as the means of letting you select your prize. As soon as all winners have contacted me I will post the winners and the prizes.....Please know that the initially named winners MUST be in contact with me before Saturday, March 17, at Midnight EST or other names will be selected.

Thanks to each of the winners for mentioning this SWEET STUFF on their blogs or informing their crafting friends....sooooooooooooooooo....


CONGRATULATIONS TO.............


56. Margreet

639. miislucky

635. Maria Therese

223. Gunnila

27. Miranda

357. Lilackat

270. Naaatalia

438. GrannyLinda

32. Gunilla

156. Edilza Teixeira


Woooooohooooooo!!! Let the selecting begin!!!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fairy On Tiptoe at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge



Happy Day, Everyone! I hope you all are having a marvelous week! I have been so busy trying to get so much stuff moved over to the cottage house during this magnificent weather, that I am actually running very late with this posting....sigh!! Isn't it amazing and unbelievable how LIFE can get in the way sometimes??? hahhaha

This week at the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge Blog our theme is FAIRIES and BUTTERFLIES and the prize is a very nice one from LOTV Shop. So come on over and join in with us...we would love to see your gorgeous creations!!

For my card I used the darling little LOTV Fairies - On Tiptoe, stamped her on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, adding a touch of Prisma Glitter to her wings. The base and all double matting is Bazzill, and the DP is from the Prima Sun Kiss Collection and PTI Dots, and all background panels are machine stitched. For the horizontal I used some PTI satin ribbon tied into a double flat bow. The Recollection pearls soften the corners. I used some WOC Decorative Metal Corners. The flowers and leaves are from my stash and the little stickled butterflies are MS punch outs.

You can tell that this week has been a busy one because I have not completed the inside of the card yet....sorry!!!

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

Thank you so very much for coming by to see what's happening in my small world and I hope you will want to return often!!! Tonight at midnight I will announce the TEN winners of my SPECIAL SWEET STUFF and the prizes will be selected by the winners based upon when their emails are received.....so be on the lookout!!!! Big hugs to each of you!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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 With Star Dress from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....


240. Merilee


Congratulations,Merilee !! 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, March 13, 2012

WINNER of Bird Swing SWEET STUFF!!

Happy Day and Happy Week to everyone!!! Gosh, the weather has been quite nice and I have been trying my best to get stuff moved into the cottage house and some things completed over there...since I just know that we will have some more winter weather....sigh. But I will be back tomorrow with the winner of SUNDAY SENSATIONS and maybe with a new card.

But I wanted to post the winner of the Bird Swing SWEET STUFF this morning before I get all involved with Tai Chi and cottage house painting. So here we go...........


The winner of this sweet little Bird Swing and some more surprises is......

222. Dragonlady

Congratulations, Dragonlady!! In order to claim your prize, please leave a comment on this posting and email me your information before Thursday, March 15, at midnight EST so that your prize can be on its way to you.

Hugs to everyone!!

Sunday, March 11, 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 in Star Dress at Magnolia-licious!!! Isn't she a real cutie pie!!!! She is one of those delightful images that can be used for so many happy 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, just skip over the URL and leave your information!! 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, March 10, 2012

Bird Swing, WINNER, and SWEET STUFF!!



A very happy Saturday to everyone!! I hope you have moved into what is a marvelous weekend! And remember for those of us on Daylight Savings Time in the US that this is the weekend to move fast because we will have one less hour.....argh!!!!

I wanted to show you all a card that I made for the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Magazine, Issue 7 which was published just this past week. And of course I used a darling little Wee Stamp by Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps called Bird Swing....and aren't they just so cute and sweet!!!! They were stamped on X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copics and a bit of MS Silver Glitter pen for the swing, and cut out with Nesties. I used Bazzill for the base, PTI for the double matting, the DP is The Garden of Blue Flowers by Denise Ann, and all background panels were machine stitched. The bird cage is a MB die and the sentiment is from Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 framed with a N1 Fancy Feather Frame by Make It Crafty. To finish the front I added some white feathers, pearls, and a satin bow.



On the inside I used some PTI Dots DP to showcase the jotting panel from the same paper pack mentioned above along with another bird cage diecut with silver cording.


WINNER of CHLOE SWEET STUFF!!!

Thank you all so much for participating in the Blog Hop for Whimsy this past week and for all of the lovely comments you left for me. Mr Random.org has made his selection...and the winner is.....

191. rosa.kreattiva

Congratulations, Rosa!! Please contact me before Sunday, March 11, at midnight EST so that I can get your package all the way to Italy right away!!!!



BIRD SWING SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!



Again I have an extra of the BIRD SWING which I used on my card today and I would love to put these little sweeties in one of your homes!! I will also include some more surprises so the little birds don't make the trip to one of you all alone. All you have to do to be in for this sweet surprise is to leave your info with the little Blue Froggy below by Sunday night, March 11, at minight EST. If you don't have a blog, just skip over the URL, and leave your information!! Good Luck, Everyone!!!


Thank you very much for dropping by today and I hope you will decide to come by often! Remember that on Sunday at Midnight there will be another surprise from SUNDAY SENSATIONS right here, and I can assure you that Diana has selected a real sweetheart this week!!! Have a marvelous weekend and, until the next time, I send big hugs!!


Friday, March 9, 2012

BLUE and WHITE at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



Happy Friday everyone and best wishes for a marvelous weekend! I has been so beautiful here in these mountains and next week we are supposed to have weather in the 70's F (21+C)...and gosh, I can't wait!!

This week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge the theme is BLUE and WHITE and there is a wonderful prize being offered by Crafts U Love. So come on over and bring your Maggies or Hanglies and play along with us! We would love to see your beautiful creations!

For my card this week I used the darling little Tilda With Blue Blanket from the brand new Princes and Princesses Collection at Magnolia-licious. She was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copics, and cut out with Petite Oval Nesties. The base of my card is Bazzill, the double matting is PTI, the DP is from the Maja Design LANTLIV - Life in the Country paper pad, and all background panels are machine stitched. For the vertical I used a PTI satin ribbon tied into a double flat bow and some scalloped pearl trim on the outside edge. The floral treatment is all from Wild Orchid Crafts: Trellis Roses, Carnations, and Sweetheart Blossoms.


The inside is so very simple because I wanted my very favorite papers to show as much as possible. Oh My...I just love this shade of blue!!

Thank you so very much for dropping by and I hope to see you again very soon! Have a great day and until the next time, I send great big hugs!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ribbon and Lace at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge



A very happy Thursday to everyone! I hope you are having a great week and are preparing for an even better weekend!!! Gosh it has been so nice here the past two days that I am waiting on the other shoe to drop!! PLEASE be springtime!!!!!

This week over at the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge we were given the theme of RIBBON and LACE and now what could be easier...for me anyway!!! That's kinda like....Don't throw me in the briar patch!!" hahah...I love using lace AND ribbon so I really enjoyed this challenge. We are sponsored this week by the lovely ladies at The Ribbon Girl so you can bet that the prize will be scrumptious!! We hope you will come on over and join in with us and show us your lovely creativity with Ribbon and Lace!

For my easel card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is a digital by Michell Roos called Rose Garden and available at Whimsy Stamps, and all panels are machine stitched. I have used the darling little LOTV Blossom from the latest release and colored her with Copics and Promarkers. The image is encircled with pre-gathered lace and on each side are bows of ruffled organza. All of the floral treatment is from Wild Orchid Crafts: 1" Hybrid Tea Rose, 1/8" Closed Rosebuds, Carnations, Sweetheart Blossoms, and Pearl Sprays. Of course I also used Self Adhesive Pearls for the corners.



The metal "Blow Out The Candles" on the base of the easel is from MM.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join in with us this week at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge--we would love to see you there!!

Thank you so very much for coming by to see what's happening in my little world and I would love to see you back again real soon! Have a wonderful day and until the next time, I send big hugs to YOU!!

Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy BLOG HOP and SWEET STUFF!!


Welcome to the Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps BLOG HOP!


On Monday we announced the wonderful news that Whimsy Stamps has welcomed the amazing Elisabeth Bell to our family of Whimsy Stamps artists. Whimsy Stamps is releasing 4 new Elisabeth Bell Little Cottage Cuties rubber stamps today and these new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

The Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests have been previewing these beautiful stamps for the past 2 days, and today we are celebrating their release with a BLOG HOP! The hop starts today (Wednesday March 7th at 12.00PM EST) and ends on Wednesday March 14th at 12.00PM EST. For this hop we have five different prize draws! One lucky hopper will win the entire new release of ALL four stamps. We also have four mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! We're not telling you where they are, so be sure to complete the hop to find them!



For my card today I used the absolutely darling little CHLOE from the new release and isn't she the cutest little thing. This card was made for the little apple pie baking grandmother of one of my good friends and was a special request! Her kitchen is actually 50's turquoise and red so I think these papers from Kaisercraft's Nan's Favorites Collection are perfect!! Little Chloe was colored with Copics, adding a touch of Stardust Stickles to the lace and bee and Glossy Accents to the apples in her basket. The apple atop the twill ribbon bow is a button with the back removed. All of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts: Cherry Blossoms, Carnations, Sweetheart Blossoms, and Gypsophilia.


For the inside I used a MS accordian apple which is very reminiscent of days gone by for me. I didn't add a jotting spot since the DP is light enough to write grandma a note.


And since I know Grandma will use this as a stand-up card I decorated the back of the card as well with another apple button and a couple of leaves on a medallion from the paper set.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to hop along the Whimsy trail with all of us today! If you would like to hop along, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:



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


SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!!



You all know that I can't hop unless I offer some SWEET STUFF for you! This little candy is in addition to the Blog Hop prizes so be sure to participate in everything today for more chances to win some real cuties!! I would like to share with you the same little cutie that I used on my card today--Little Chloe, which may just be my very favorite of the group....but who can make that decision when they are all so doggone precious!!!! Be assured that Chloe will not travel to the winner alone--I will also be adding some additional surprises to keep her company. So all you have to do is leave your information with the Little Blue Froggy before Friday, March 9, at Midnight EST. If you don't have a blog, just jump over the URL and leave your info. Good Luck!



My sincere thanks to you for visiting me today and I hope to see you back real soon! Have a wonderful day and until the next time I send big hugs to each of you!!

WINNER of Sun Kissed SWEET STUFF!!!

Happy Day, Everyone! I hope your week is going well and all things are wonderful in your world!!



Thank you all for participating in this SWEET STUFF and for visiting the other blogs during the Whimsy Mini Hops this week. But we must let Mr Random.org make the selection this morning for the little Elizabeth Bell Sun Kissed SWEET STUFF....sooooo...the winner is.....


197. Isabel

Congratulations and felicidades, Isabel!! My guess is that this little package will be going to Argentina??? NO!! Isabel is from Spain!!!! Isabel, era profesora del Castellano por muchos anos en la universidad aqui!!! Isabel, please contact me before March 9, Friday morning at 8 AM EST so that your package can be on its way to you!!

I will be back with my regular posting at Noon EST today with the opportunity of more SWEET STUFF from me as well as some special candy from Whimsy and the new Elizabeth Bell release of the 4 Little Cottage Cuties. So I hope to see you back here in a few hours!!!! Big hugs!!

WINNER of 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 With Cozy Heart from Magnolia-licious has been selected by random.org and is.....


222. Cathy Lee


Congratulations, Cathy Lee!! 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, March 6, 2012

Celebrating the new STAMPAVIE CREATIONS MAGAZINE!!!



A very happy Tuesday to everyone! I hope you are into a marvelous week with springlike weather and are having many smiles from everyone with whom you come into contact!!! That makes for a GREAT week!!!

Today I wanted to show you a little project in celebration of the new STAMPAVIE CREATIONS MAGAZINE which is fresh off the press! To get a FREE subscription, all you have to do is go HERE and leave your email information and be the first on the block each time to receive your magazine. To have a peek at the NEW magazine which was released yesterday as well as all of the back issues....just click HERE and kick back and enjoy all of the beauty which unfolds!!!!

I made a card and matching gift bag using one of the newest releases, TEA PLEASE by the incredible Sarah Kay....and isn't she a little sweetie!!!! The sentiment I used is from the DREAM set by Tina Wenke.



For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the images were stamped on X-Press It Blending Card, the DP is a Maja Design LANTLIV - Life in the Country, and all layers are machine stitched. The sweet image was colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, with a touch of Silver MS glitter pen. For the vertical I used a white diamond satin ribbon tied into a double flat bow to hold a teacup charm. The front is finished with pearl trim down the left and right sides and single pearls.



The inside is very simple because I wanted to display these gorgeous papers. I just added a bit of the ribbon and of course more single pearls and pearl trim...smile..I LOVE pearls!!!


The quick little gift bag started out as a very simple non-woven bag with handles and I just added the same image, paper, pearls, and ribbon...this time with a sweet dimensional teapot charm. I thought this little bag would be ideal for a little gift of teas, honey sticks, and some small accoutrements.

Thank you so much for coming by to see what's happening in my world and I hope you will want to come back again very soon! Be sure to check out the STAMPAVIE CREATIONS MAGAZINE...you will be so happy that you took a peek!!! On Wednesday I will be participating in a hop for the new release at Whimsy...and you know there will be yet another surprise!!! So I hope you will drop by again to see me then! Have a delightful week and until the next time, I send great big hugs!!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Welcome LITTLE COTTAGE CUTIES to Whimsy, Wild Orchid Challenge, and SWEET STUFF!!!!

Happy Monday, Everyone! Today is an exciting day!!! First, today is the new Challenge at Wild Orchid Challenge where the theme is to GET IN SHAPE- use at least 3 different shapes on your card/project.... AND...to announce that a new artist has joined the Whimsy family – let's all give a warm Whimsy welcome to the amazing ... Elisabeth Bell!

Elisabeth’s debut release for Whimsy Stamps is the Little Cottage Cuties line of rubber stamps and will be available to buy from the Whimsy store on Wednesday (7 March 2012). Leading up to their release, the Whimsy DT and Special Guests are excited to share with you 2 days packed full of previews of these gorgeous stamps.

Today we are sharing projects made with Apple Blossom and Sun Kissed, and we are holding a 24hr mini blog hop to celebrate!






The darling little girlie that I used is Sun Kissed from the new release. She was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics. The base of the card is Bazzill, the double matting is PTI, the DP is from a very old Creamotion paper pack (I think), and all panels are machine stitched.For the horizontal I used a 1/2" Red Satin Ribbon tied into a double flat bow. The round motif is a Memory Box Whimsy Circle. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts: 1" Wild Roses, Sweetheart Blossoms, Aster Daisies, and Crochet Flowers resting on MS punched branches. The corners are softened with Self Adhesive Pearls and Decorative Metal Corners .



On the first panel on the inside I used another MB diecut circle with a double heart charm from the WOC Mixed Heart Charm Collection tied with Red Divine Bakers' Twine. For the jotting panel I used more crochet flowers and pearls.


There is one Apple Blossom rubber stamp and one Sun Kissed rubber stamp hidden somewhere along the way, so be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12:00PM EST tomorrow to be entered into the prize draws.

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



Thanks for participating and don't forget to check the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for our second day of previews!




SWEET STUFF!!
In addition to the Whimsy Blog Hop surprises, I am also offering some little SUN KISSED SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!

This darling little SUN KISSED cutie that I have used for my card today could be in your home!!!! To the package I will also add some more surprises to keep her company as she travels to some lucky participant's home! So I hope you like the SWEET STUFF this time! All you have to do is leave your info with Little Blue Froggy before Wednesday, March 7 at 8 AM EST. If you don't have a blog, you can still use the little Froggy by skipping over the URL. And YES, I ship everywhere that the mail goes!!! GOOD LUCK!!!


Thank you so much for coming by today and I hope to see you again very soon! Have a magnificent week and until the next time, I send big hugs!!