Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wee Love You Bunches...and WINNER...and SWEET STUFF!!!



A very happy Thursday to each of you!! I hope you are having a wonderful week and are getting prepared for a marvelous weekend! I am in the throes of remodeling a bathroom so, with my impatience, I am almost at wit's end!!! I wanted it finished yesterday BUT it takes forever to get cabinetry and countertops ordered and delivered...so for now I will just pace the floors!!!

I made this little card today for no special reason, except to show you another of the absolutely darling images in the New Release over at Whimsy Stamps and to offer this cutie for one of my Followers as a bit of SWEET STUFF! This image, Wee Love You Bunches is designed by the incredibly talented Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps. She was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Flexmarkers, adding a bit of Prisma Glitter to the flower centers and the bee's wings. The base of the card is Bazzill, the double matting is PTI, and the sweet DP is from the Echo Park For The Record 2. I used a gold tipped satin ribbon for the vertical and added a wee bumble bee button to the upper corner of the image panel. The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts: TRELLIS ROSE, CURLY WILD ROSES, CARNATIONS, and ASTER DAISIES, with several PEARL FLOWER PINS.




WINNER of Sweet Hazel/Halloween SWEET STUFF:


Thank you all so much for coming by during the Whimsy Release and for hopping along with us. I have allowed Mr Random.org decide the winner of my SWEET STUFF so here we go....

38. Carla Suto

Congratulations, Carla!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know you have claimed your prize and email me before Saturday, September 1, at 8 AM EST so that your prize can be on its way to you.


Wee Love You Bunches SWEET STUFF:




Good news!!! I have an extra little Wee Love You Bunches stamp like I have used on my today's card and she is looking for a home!!! Of course I will be sending her along with some other surprises so she doesn't get lonely on her trip....so if you are interested, please leave your info with the Little Blue Froggy below before September 1, Saturday at 8 AM EST. If you don't have a blog, just skip over the URL request and you will be in for the draw!!! Good Luck!!

Thank you so much for your visit and I hope you will want to come back often! Have a lovely day/evening...and until we meet again, I send BIG HUGS!!



Wednesday, August 29, 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 Gift Certificate 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 $25 has been selected by random.org and is.....

125. Linda W.


Congratulations, Linda !! 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!! Linda, thanks very much for displaying the SUNDAY SENSATIONS on your blog and please remember that the shipping that you select for your shopping adventure will be deducted from the $25 Gift Certificate!!

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, August 27, 2012

Whimsy Blog Hop with Darling HAZEL, WINNER, and SWEET STUFF!!



Hello and welcome to Day 6 of our August Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (22 August) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, new Shapeology dies, new digital papers and new Shape EZ by TLC. From then until 28 August 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!

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 blog on 29 August.

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

Ellie Stover
Beate Johns
Deb Routledge
Debbie Eastman
Tammy Louise Cunliffe
and...ME!!!!!!




For my card I used the darling little witch HAZEL designed by the amazing Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps...isn't she a cutie!!! She was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Flexmarkers. The base is Bazzill, the double matting is PTI, and the DP is from the Best Creation Happy Haunting Glitter Pad. I used purple and orange grosgrain ribbon to crisscross the card and used a double flat bow to anchor a jack-o-lantern charm. The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts: 1" TEA ROSES, CARNATIONS, and HIP ROSEBUDS. The BOO squares were in my stash...and I am so upset at myself because I wanted to use the brand new SPELL IT OUT ALPHABET TILES but I couldn't find them anywhere in my house or the cottage house!!!! ARGH!!!!! Finally I finished the front with SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS.

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


WINNER of COZY CHRISTMAS BEAR SWEET STUFF....



Thank you all so much for coming by to see my little cozy Christmas bear card and for all of the lovely comments!!! Mr Random.org has made his selection and the winner is.......

67. Linda (Lindyloo)

Congratulations, Linda!! Please leave a comment here so that others know that you have claimed your little bear and please write me an email before Wednesday, August 29, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your prize to you right away!!


AND NOW....

HALLOWEEN SWEET STUFF




Oh my goodness!!! I have an extra little HAZEL like I have used on my today's card and she is looking for a home!!! Of course I will be sending her along with some other Halloween embellishments/ribbons/etc....so if you are interested, please leave your info with the Little Blue Froggy below before August 29, Wednesday at 8 AM EST. If you don't have a blog, just skip over the URL request and you will be in for the draw!!! Good Luck!!



Thank you so very much for stopping by today and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations! I will even have another darling Whimsy tomorrow with a bit more SWEET STUFF so please come back soon!! Until the next time, I send big hugs!!



Sunday, August 26, 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!!!

The weekly prize is a $25.00 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious and of course the shipping that you select will come from that amount.


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, August 25, 2012

Help requested.....Please consider!!!




The little 9 year old daughter of a very close friend of one of our very dear blogging friends, DONALDA, has been diagnosed 3 weeks ago with Leukemia. You can see her HERE and see all the pictures of her and what everyone is doing for her . The Leukemia is a rare form and they are doubling the chemo on her at the moment. She always played sports and is so upset right now that she can't play.


Donalda is asking that anyone who wishes to help can do so by sending her a card to help cheer her up. She is home now and goes intermittently to the hospital to have her chemo. She is not feeling up to par now and Donalda would appreciate if you all would please send her a card or anything you would like to help cheer her up. And most of all PLEASE keep her and her family in your prayers.


If anyone is willing to help out please email Donalda at dolphin57@frontier.com for her address. And please pass this message along to everyone you might know if you would.

Thank you all so very much for your consideration!!! As an adult, cancer was frightening, but as a child I can't imagine the trauma that this little sweetie must be feeling!!! Let's all bring a little sunshine to her cute little face!!!

Cozy Christmas Bear ...WINNER...SWEET STUFF, too!!!



Happy Day everyone!!! I hope you had a great week and are moving right along in a marvelous weekend!!! I am running a day late and probably a dollar short but I wanted to get the posting up today as soon as possible!!

This week at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge our theme is HEARTS, so you can use hearts any way you wish and still be in the challenge!! And there is a marvelous prize for some lucky participant...So come on over and join in with us--we would LOVE to see your lovely creations!!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the DP is from the Echo Park Season's Greetings paper pad. I used the darling little Cozy Christmas Bear which is on Pre-Order at Magnolia-licious. He was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics and Flexmarkers, adding some Liquid Applique for his hat. For the horizontal I used wide grosgrain topped with a satin ribbon tied into a double flat bow to dangle a sweet Christmas stocking charm from SILVER METALLIC CORD. The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts: POINSETTIAS centered with HEART SHAPED FLAT BACK PEARLS which I have also used on the image panel.


WINNER of GRETCHEN SWEET STUFF!!!!!




Thank you all so much for coming by to see Little Gretchen and for the sweet comments...However we have to call on Mr Random.org to make the selection...And the WINNER is.....

Chrissy who said...
Such a gorgeous card Jacque. I love the pearl flowers, so pretty, and what a gorgeous image and colouring..beautiful colour combo too..thankyou so much for the chance to win her..luv CHRISSYxx

Congratulations, Chrissy!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know you have claimed your prizer and email me before Monday, August 27, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your prizes to you!!



NEW SWEET STUFF with COZY CHRISTMAS BEAR!!!!

I liked this image so much that I ordered two of them so that I could share the cuteness with one of my FOLLOWERS! So all you have to do is leave your information with the Little Blue Froggy and this cutie could be coming right to you! You know that I will not let him travel alone so he will be accompanied by some more surprises to keep him company along his merry way to some parts unknown!!! Please leave your info before Monday, August 27, at 8 AM EST!! Good Luck to everyone who would like to have him!!!!

Thank you all so much for dropping by to see what's happening in my world and I hope to see you again real soon!!! Remember SUNDAY SENSATIONS at midnight tonight!! And until the next time I send BIG HUGS!!!



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New AUGUST RELEASE at WHIMSY STAMPS!!!!




Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps August rubber stamp and die RELEASE!


Today, Whimsy Stamps are releasing 15 wonderful new rubber stamps & stamp sets, 4 fabulous new Shapeology dies, 4 new MRD digital paper sets and 2 new Shape EZ templates. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites.

From today until 28 August the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these new products 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 by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

At the end of release week (Wednesday 29 August) we will post a Release Round-Up on the Whimsy blog. This will include a selection of DT work from the new release 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 reveal of the wonderful August release. 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!


[Please note that the following pictures are not to scale]



3 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps
Honey Bee ~ Kay Dance ~ Skippy Dee




4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Anime Hockey ~ Anime Soccer ~ Caberet ~ Craft Star





3 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps
Autumn Boots Mouse ~ Little Wizard Owl ~ Mummy Dog




3 Sylvia Zet rubber stamps
Hazel ~ Summer Fairy ~ Wee Love You Bunches




2 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
Permission Slip ~ Spell It Out




4 Shapeology dies
Chandelier ~ Leafy Corner Dies~ Square Double Scallop Doily ~ Star Spangled Tag






Michele R Designs - Digital Paper
Flower Doodles ~ Flower Shapes ~ Halloween Grunge ~ Vintage Christmas






Shape EZ by TLC
Spooky Boot ~ Wicked Hat





Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release! I will be back real soon to show you how I have used some of these darling images and will have some SWEET STUFF for you!! 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 Gift Certificate 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 $25 has been selected by random.org and is.....

176. B.Brown


Congratulations, Bonnie!! 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!! Bonnie, thanks very much for displaying the SUNDAY SENSATIONS on your blog and please remember that the shipping that you select for your shopping adventure will be deducted from the $25 Gift Certificate!!

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, August 21, 2012

Wild Orchid Challenge...WINNER...SWEET STUFF!!



Happy Day everyone!!! I hope your week is going very well and you are enjoying the beautiful weather that we are experiencing in the Blue Ridge Mountains....BUT I looked at the calendar and soon it will be fall...with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas right on the tail!!! Gosh, where does time evaporate to???? I can't believe it!!!

For this fortnight over at Wild Orchid Challenge our theme is SUMMER FLOWERS and you can interpret that any way you wish!! As always, there is a wonderful prize for some lucky participant so I hope you will jump on over and join in with us!! This may just be your lucky week!!! And what could be a better prize than one from Wild Orchid Crafts!!!

The base and all double matting on my card is Bazzill and the DP is from the MME Quilting Bee Paper Pad. The very sweet image is from the newest Stampavie Collection--Gretchen by Penny Johnson. She was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Flexmarkers, adding some Pearl Pen for the buttons. All of the embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts: Scalloped Lace Trimming topped with Flat Back Scalloped Pearls, Curly Wild Rose, Lilies, Open Rose, and Sweetheart Blossoms.


WINNER of LITTLE COCCO SWEET STUFF.....





So Mr Random.org has made his decision and the winner is......

Tanya who said...

Gorgeous card Jacque! I love how bright and colourful it is :) Thanks for the chance to win! Tags xx

Sweetie, please leave a comment here so that others know you have claimed your prize and send me an email before Thursday, August 23, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your little surprise to you right away!!!



SWEET STUFF with Little Gretchen!!!








I have an extra little Stampavie Gretchen who is looking for a new home!!!! She will arrive with other surprises so if you are interested in giving her a good home, please leave a comment before Thursday, August 23 at 8 AM EST!!



I will be back in a couple of days to show you some of the images from the new release at Whimsy stamps and there will be some more SWEET STUFF for you...so I hope you will check back often!!! Thank you so much for your visit and I hope to see you again real soon!!! Until the next time, I send BIG HUGS!!!!


Sunday, August 19, 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!!!

The weekly prize is a $25.00 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious and of course the shipping that you select will come from that amount.


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, August 16, 2012

Wild Orchid Crafts Blog Hop!!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to my little part of the Wild Orchid Crafts BLOG HOP!! Today we are all showcasing the newest PEARL products from the shop and you will see so many lovely ways to use these gorgeous products....we all love pearls!!!!




On my card today you will see so many WOC products!! FLAT BACK PEARLS (which come in 3 different sizes and 7 gorgeous colors!!!), FLAT BACK SCALLOPED PEARLS (which come in 7 luscious colors), and SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS. I have used the pearls to soften some corners, for the centers of flowers, and to add interest to the bow! I have also used POPPIES, ASTER DAISIES, SWEETHEART BLOSSOMS, and MULBERRY PAPER BLOOMS. For the base and all double matting I have used Bazzill and the DP is from the First Edition Family Ties Collection. The image is Cocco with Present from the NEW Little Christmas Collection at Magnolia-licious.




AND now for the REALLY EXCITING part of the BLOG HOP!!!! The wonderful people at Wild Orchid Crafts are offering THREE Gift Certificates for THREE lucky participants in the Hop! But where those prizes are located is a secret and I'm not telling!!! So I suggest that you visit each of the blogs listed below and be sure to leave comments and this could be your lucky day!!! These magnificent prizes will be drawn on Friday evening, August 17....so hop along and see if you are the lucky one!!! Good Luck and happy hopping!!!


ANNE KRISTINE

BEV

ELSI

JACQUE....that's ME!!!

KIM

KYLIE

LENA KATRINE

LORIETE

MALIN

POPS


Be sure you visit each of them, leave comments, and have FUN!!!




SWEET STUFF for MY FOLLOWERS!!!...

You all know how much I like to give SWEET STUFF to show my thanks for your participating in challenges and hops and since I have an extra little COCCO with Present, I would like to offer her along with some WOC surprises to keep her company along her travels to some lucky FOLLOWER. All I am asking you to do is to leave a comment here before Friday evening, August 17, before 8 PM EST AND go over to the Wild Orchid Crafts blog and become a FOLLOWER there as well!!!! How easy is that???


Thank you so much for your visit today and I hope to see you again real soon!!! Have a wonderful day and, until the next time, I send BIG HUGS!!!!



Wednesday, August 15, 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 Gift Certificate 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 $25 has been selected by random.org and is.....

101. Sherry King


Congratulations, Sherry!! 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!! Sherry, thanks for displaying the SUNDAY SENSATIONS on your blog and please remember that the shipping that you select for your shopping adventure will be deducted from the $25 Gift Certificate!!

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!!