Monday, May 28, 2012

Little Peggy!!



Hello everyone!! And welcome to a new week!! I hope your weekend was a splendid one and you are starting a marvelous new week. Because I have been so far behind in tiem because of doctors' appointments and tests, I have made a dual purpose card today...for the Wild Orchid Challenge and for the Whimsy Showcase Day 6.

This week at Wild Orchid Challenge we are all playing BINGO and we hope you will play along with us!!! You always know that there will be some magnificent prizes for some lucky participants!!

AND...Welcome to Day 6 of the Whimsy May Rubber & Die Release Showcase! On Wednesday (23 May) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs and new Shapeology dies. From then until 29 May the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop! So here's my creation with the darling little Peggy.

I will come back and edit my posting with all of the details but right now I am running from doctor to appointments!!!

Be sure to visit all of the very talented ladies below to see their wonderful Whimsy Creations!!

Ellie
Stephanne
Deb
Lori
Heidy
Erin

SWEET STUFF Thanks for dropping by and I will select one of my commenters who will win their own Little Peggy along with some other surprises!! Hugs to all!!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Sunday, Everyone 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!!! AND have you checked out the NEW collection over at Magnolia-licious??? They are the cutest ones yet!!!!

I was very saddened to learn that Diana has had some complaints about the shipping charges and if you have ordered from Diana's shop, you know that her shipping and her customer service is the best in the business. She is also one of the most generous shop owners in the business. Diana has no control over any shipping charges. And I can share with you that as much SWEET STUFF as I send all over the world, that her shipping is pre-determined by the Postal Service. The computer charges $17.00 for International Priority and this is not tracked or insured. Tracked and insured for a package is $38.00. She can send each week's prize First Class (international) for $6.00 and she uses a large padded envelope so it shows up in the mail. So if you are an international winner, please understand that your package will be $6.00 for first class shipping and if you want it any faster then you will have to be prepared to pay for the extra shipping as well.

In order to make everyone a bit happier, the very generous Diana has upped the weekly prize to $25.00 but of course the shipping will come from that amount. I hope you understand and will appreciate Diana and her generosity in making this a special event each Sunday.


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, May 26, 2012

WINNER!!! WINNER!!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!! What a week this has been and I am so sorry that I have been unable to be on the computer or make any cards!!! This getting older is NOT for the weak, I can tell you that! I have a very badly pinched nerve in my neck which is causing my left arm to act like ants are crawling all over it and it just doesn't do what I tell it to...hahahahah...I go for another different kind of MRI next week so hopefully it will be back to normal soon. Of course I am so independent that moving sofas, loveseats, and big armoires all by myself couldn't possibly be the major problem...do ya think??? hahahah Anyway, I am back on my computer with a couple of winners and of course we will have SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious after midnight tonight!!

We have a couple of winners from last week so let's find out just who they are.....




The winner at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious is..............


170. Kelly






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


71. *JulieMac*


Congratulations to Kelly and Julie!!! Please leave a comment here and send me an email with your information before Monday morning, May 28, at 8 AM so that I can get your prizes out to you!!!

Thank you all for coming by and remember SUNDAY SENSATIONS in a few hours...and I hope to be back with a card real soon!! Hugs to all!!

Sunday, May 20, 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!!! AND have you checked out the NEW collection over at Magnolia-licious??? They are the cutest ones yet!!!!
Because of your feedback Diana is offering a nice Gift Certificate so that you can pick your own favorites!!!! How's that?? Wooohooooo!! So many of you have indicated that you love the idea of selecting the stamps that you would like to have so Diana for the time being is going to offer you the chance at the weekly gift certificate!!!!

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, May 18, 2012

Life is Better...at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



A very happy Friday to everyone!! I hope you have had a marvelous week and are looking forward to an even better weekend. Amazingly, most weekends are always better!!! We have had an unbelievable amount of rain BUT we are supposed to have a beautiful weekend...and I can't wait!!!

This week at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge I am hosting with what I hope is a sketch you will really enjoy, so I would love for you to come on over and join in with us and show us how you would use the sketch below:



For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the DP is from the Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics paper pad. I also used an embossed frame for the panel behind the cute image. She is Tilda with Blue Blanket and is on pre-order at Magnolia-licious and should be in store very soon. She was stamped on X-Press It, colored with Copics and Promarkers and cut out with petite oval nesties. For the vertical I used some gathered organza trim with satin ribbon tied into a double flat bow. The flowers are all from my stash and the sentiment is an epoxy label. Pearls finish the upper corner.

SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!
I found this extra set of Autumn Leaves Word Flourishes that I would love for one of my FOLLOWERS to have. Of course I will also add some embellies, ribbons, flowers, etc to the package!! So if you would like to be in the draw on Sunday, May 20 at midnight EST, just sign in with the Little Blue Froggy. If you don't have a blog just skip over the URL request and you will also be included.

Thank you so very much for coming by and I would love to see you join with us this week at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge. There is a very nice prize for some lucky participant! Have a marvelous weekend, and until the next time, I send big hugs!!!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hi, Friend! at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge



A very happy Thursday to everyone and hopefully you are having a marvelous week! Gosh the days are so filled with springtime chores that the time is just flying by!! I can't believe that it is already so late in May and I still have so much to get done!! A friend brought more petunias for me to plant so this afternoon I have my "to do" list filled yet again!

Today is the new challenge at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge and what a fun one it is!!!! The theme is BEAR ESSENTIALS and we have been asked to use a sweet LOTV bear on our cards/projects! And you know we all love bears!! So come on over and join in with us and you will be in for a marvelous prize this week!

For my card I used the cute little Patchwork Hot Air Balloon which was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Promarkers. This card was a special request and I was asked to make clean and simple card---very difficult for me I must tell you!! The base and all double matting is Bazzill, and the DP is from the EP Hello Summer paper pad. The only extras I added were an epoxy sentiment, some satin ribbon tied into double flat bows and a few pearls. Can you believe it??


WINNER of SWEET STUFF!!

It is time for Mr Random.org to select the winner of this SWEET STUFF and to tell you that there is alot more SWEET STUFF where this came from...hahha...so be on the look out for much more!!! I just love this cleaning out and finding things I didn't know I had!! So here we go....the WINNER is.....

140. Holly AKA KopyKat

Congratulations, Holly!! Before Saturday, May 19, at midnight EST, please leave a comment here so that everyone will know you have claimed your prize and email me your mailing information so I can get your prize out to you right away!

Thank you all for dropping by to check on things in my world and I hope to see you again real soon! Tomorrow I will be back with the new Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge which I am hosting this week with a fun sketch! Until the next time, I send big hugs!!

Wednesday, May 16, 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 it seems that 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.....

101. Brigitte

Congratulations, Brigitte!! Please leave a comment on this posting and contact me before this Friday morning at 8 AM EST so that we can make arrangements for you to use your Sunday Sensations Surprise 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, May 14, 2012

Twinkle at Wild Orchid Challenge and SWEET STUFF!!



Happy Monday, everyone and welcome to a brand new and exciting week!! I hope you all had a marvelous weekend!!! It was rainy here all weekend so alot of inside STUFF was accomplished! Not ALL of it but some of it!! haha

Today is the new challenge over at Wild Orchid Challenge where ANYTHING GOES! And because Blogger has been unkind to many of the challenge blogs, we are offering two GREAT prizes this week....So come on over and join in with us!

The card I made today is going to Susan, the cousin/sister of Patricia Garcia, who is undergoing breast cancer surgery and follow-up treatment. You can read about her HERE. I am sending this little Morehead Twinkle cutie with a package of some PINK STUFF out to Susan today. She was stamped on X-press It and colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding Prisma Glitter to her wings and star. The base and all double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from the new Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics paper pad. For the vertical I used some lovely Guipure Lace from Wild Orchid Crafts. Of course all of the floral treatment is from WOC : Trellis Rose, Lilies and some Closed Rosebuds. The pink/blue bow is Vintage Seam Binding anchored with a Large Pearl Brad. To finish the front I used Self-Adhesive Pearls and a sweet epoxy sentiment.

SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!! It has been a bit since I offered some SWEET STUFF so no time like the present!!! All you have to do is leave your info with the little Blue Froggy before Wednesday, May 16 at midnight EST and you will be in for the draw. If you don't have a blog just skip over the URL info and you can still leave your info. Hope you like this SWEET STUFF!! Good Luck!!


8 meters of twill ribbon (navy, light pink, red, hot pink)
1 Kaiser Seals Stamp Set (10 stamps)
1 Kaiser Friends Stamp Set (14 stamps)

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope to see you again real soon!! Have a delightful day in your world! Until the next time, I send big hugs!!


Sunday, May 13, 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!!! AND have you checked out the NEW collection over at Magnolia-licious??? They are the cutest ones yet!!!!
Because of your feedback Diana is offering a nice Gift Certificate so that you can pick your own favorites!!!! How's that?? Wooohooooo!! So many of you have indicated that you love the idea of selecting the stamps that you would like to have so Diana for the time being is going to offer you the chance at the weekly gift certificate!!!!

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!!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Patchwork Daisy at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge and WINNER



Happy Day to everyone! I hope you are having a magnificent week!! We are having lots and lots of rain but everything is soooo green and the roses are blooming like crazy!!! You know that makes me a happy woman!!!

This week at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge we have been asked to make a card or project using out favorite crafting tools. Of course I have so many favorites but I guess when I look at my cards/projects in a simplistic way, the tools I use most often are a paper cutter and probably the Big Shot. We hope you will come over and join in with us this week because you know there will be a wonderful surprise for some lucky participant.

For my card I used a darling little bear from the last release at LOTV but the new release of little boys are out in the on-line shop for the first time TODAY!!!! This image is PATCHWORK DAISY and this is the cutest little bear ever!! I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and all of the DP is from the EP Hello Summer Paper Pad....and such cheerful/happy colors in this pad!! The image was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Promarkers. For the horizontal I used WOC Shocking Pink Satin Ribbon tied into a double flat bow. The flowers are all by Wild Orchid Crafts: Lilies, Sweetheart Blossoms, and Tulips.



The inside of my card uses several of the fun/cheerful DPs from the same collection. The sentiment is from the LOTV Happy Circular Sentiments Set.

WINNER of LOTV Circular Sentiments!!
Thanks to everyone for coming by and for throwing your name in for this SWEET STUFF and it won't be long until you see much more right here!! Mr Random.org has made his selection and the WINNER is.....

14. Claudia

Congratulations, Claudia!! Please leave a comment on this blog so that others will know you have claimed your prize and send me your mailing info before Saturday , May 12, at Midnight EST!

My sincere thanks to each of you for dropping by today and I hope your week is a lovely one and that you are looking forward to a marvelous weekend. Please come back often!! Until the next time I send big hugs to YOU!!

Wednesday, May 9, 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 it seems that 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.....

196. Ruth Ann

Congratulations, Ruth Ann !! Please leave a comment on this posting and contact me before this Friday morning at 8 AM EST so that we can make arrangements for you to use your Sunday Sensations Surprise 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!!

Sunday, May 6, 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!!! AND have you checked out the NEW collection over at Magnolia-licious??? They are the cutest ones yet!!!!
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, May 4, 2012

A Flower for YOU at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge



A very happy Friday to each of you. I hope you have had a delightful week and are looking forward to a marvelous weekend. My little auntie is taking me to Atlantic City tomorrow for a few days to celebrate the wonderful news I received last week. So I am looking forward to our getaway!!

Today is a new challenge over at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge which is being hosted by Sara. She has selected such a fun challenge this week---PEARLS and SWIRLS! So we would love for you to come on over and play along with us so that you can be in for a wonderful prize!

For my card I used a darling little hÄnglar & stÄnglar image--one of my favorites actually. She was stamped twice on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Flexmarkers before cutting out one of the images to prop up for some dimension. The base and all double matting is Bazzill and the DP is all from the Prima Sun Kiss Collection. I used a mint Organza Ribbon for the horizontal and tied it into a double flat bow centered with a Large Pearl Brad and placed it on a lovely Pearl Swirl. For the floral treatment I used a White Chrysanthemum, Cherry Blossoms, Sweetheart Blossom all from Wild Orchid Crafts, and some spider daisies from my stash. I softened the corners with Self-Adhesive Pearls.



The inside was left very simple because I wanted those lovely papers to show--just a couple of organza bows and part of a pearl swirl!

Thank you so much for coming by today and I hope to see you again real soon! Enjoy your weekend and be safe!! Sending big hugs your way!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

YeeeeeHawwwww at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge and SWEET STUFF!!!



Happy Thursday everyone!!! I hope your week is going very well and that you have experienced many smiles already this week!! It has been in the 80s F (almost 30C) here this week but I am not going to complain--I much prefer this weather to the snow and ice!!!!!

This week at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge Blog we have a FUN ANYTHING GOES week so we hope you will join in with us and have as much fun as we did. We would LOVE to see your wonderful creations using a LOTV image! So hop on over and know that there will be a marvelous surprise for some lucky participant!!

The card that I made uses Bazzill for the base and the inside matting...the front matting and all of the DP is from a kit by Cosmo Cricket. I wanted the card to be quite masculine and therefore all of the embellishments are from the same 9,000 piece kit which is quite old. The front of the card is a double pocket card but made with layers rather than with folding a single sheet. The cute cowboy image I have used is from the upcoming release at LOTV which is scheduled to be out on May 9th...isn't he a little darlin'??? I just love that little puppy with the headdress!!! You can see many of the SNEAK PEEKS right HERE The image was colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding a touch of MS gold glitter for the stars. I added a couple of chipboard corners, a chipboard "HI", and some chipboard buttons tied with twine for both of the tag buttons.


For the first panel on the inside I made another pocket to hold a gift card...and for the jotting panel I used a MF envelope with tag for a sweet message!

SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS:



For one of my FOLLOWERS I have an extra set of LOTV For You Circular Sentiments that I would love to send right out to your home!!! All you have to do is leave your info with the little Blue Froggy! If you don't have a blog, just skip over the URL info and add your info and you will be in for the prize. This set of sentiments covers almost every event/occasion and I know you will just love them!!! Good Luck!!!

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


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

WINNER...WINNER!!!!

Happy Day Everyone!!!! I hope that you all are having a wonderful week!

Thank you all so very much for your visits to me and I hope you will want to come back often to see what's happening in my world. I have a couple of winners to announce and that excites me more than most anything!! We have to depend on Mr Random.org to make the selections!

Gosh I was so happy to receive all of the happy notes from so many of you regarding my wonderful news from the Cancer Center. I just can't stress enough the necessity for each of you to self-examine and to go for your regular mammos so that you will not have to ever go through the horror of breast cancer!!!! So please mark these things on your calendar!!! The winner of the gift certificate from WOC is.....

Kimberly S. who said...

That is FANTASTIC news, Jacque!! I had a scare a couple of months ago, so now I'm back on my every 6 month cycle again. I hope to be feeling the kind of joy you are feeling soon! Love and HUGS to you!!

AND.....





The winner of the absolutely precious little Cinnamon Sugar along with her traveling accoutrements is.....

165. Bev W.



Congratulations to Kimberly and Bev!! Please leave a comment on this posting to claim your prize and send me an email with your mailing info before Saturday, May5, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your prizes out to you right away!!!

HUGS to ALL!!!

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 it seems that 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.....

168. Lynne in NI


Congratulations, Lynne!! Thank you so much for showing SUNDAY SENSATIONS on your blog!! Please leave a comment on this posting and contact me before this Friday morning at 8 AM EST so that we can make arrangements for you to use your Sunday Sensations Surprise 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!!