Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Birthday, Baby...WINNERS...NEWS...SWEET STUFF!!


Happy, Happy Day, everyone!!!! I hope you are having a nice week and that things are wonderful in your world!! Or at least getting better for those of you who have had a "SANDY" experience!! My thoughts and prayers are certainly with all of you who are suffering hardships because of the horrible weather situation.

For my card today I used a darling Sylvia Zet image from the New Release at Whimsy Stamps called Birthday Baby Girl...and isn't she just the cutest little darling!!! She was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Flexmarkers, adding Liquid Pearls for the bubbles, centers of flowers, and cake icing, and a bit of Prisma Glitter to the candle flame. (NOTE: This card was made for the Wild Orchid Crafts blog where there is something new everyday! If you haven't visited there it will be well worth your time!) Most of the embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts web shop. For the horizontal I used 1 " Organza Ribbon tied into a double flat bow. My floral arrangements  are made with Trellis Roses  in both sizes, Hip Rosebuds, Cosmos Daisies, and some Wiry Daisies that will be coming to the WOC shop very soon. For the image panel I used a couple of Decorative Metal Corners. To finish the card I softened the corners with Self-Adhesive Pearls and added a peach heart button from my stash. I hope you like my little creation!!


And now for some WINNERS!!!
 
My sincere thanks to each of you for dropping by my blog and for the very sweet and kind comments you have left during the Whimsy Stamps Mini Blog Hops. I would like to let Mr Random.org do what he does best and name the winners of the following:
 
Apple Blossom Skates Stamps - Babette and Kati
 
Whimsy Merry Christmas Prints Collection - LouLou
 
Noor! Design Die - Jan Farnworth
 
Have I forgotten anything????? hahaha
 
Ladies, please make a comment on this posting so that others know you have claimed your prizes and email me your mailing information before Saturday, November 3 at Midnight EST so that I can get your prizes to you right away! Congratulations!! 
 
 



A bit of NEWS for all of you Maggie Lovers!!!!

My very talented friend, Mariska, at Sending You A Little Smile, is celebrating because she has reached the special 1000 Followers mark...sooooo, CONGRATULATIONS, Mariska!! She is offering this absolutely darling SPECIAL EDITION stamp of Tilda Holding a Magnolia Blossom which is only available through one shop in the Netherlands so the availability of this stamp is quite limited. So go over and give Mariska your congratulations and jump in for the possibility of winning this little darling!!!! Click HERE for Mariska's wonderful candy posting!!!
 
 
And now for a little bit of SWEET STUFF from ME!!!
 
 
I have TWO extra little Sylvia Zet Birthday Baby Girl stamps and would like to send one to TWO of my FOLLOWERS so they can enjoy playing with her as much as I have!!! This cutie will be traveling along with some other wee surprises so she doesn't get so lonely!!! All I am asking is that if you are interested in the stamps, just put your name in with the little Blue Froggy before Friday, November 2, at Midnight EST. GOOD LUCK, Everyone!!
 
 
Thank you so much for coming by today and I hope you will want to come back and visit often! Have a marvelous day or evening wherever you may be and, until the next time, I send BIG HUGS!!!!

A Fun Card, Some NEWS, and SWEET STUFF!!!

 
A very happy Wednesday to everyone! Gosh, I know that many of you are so happy that the week is half over! My thoughts have certainly been with those millions of people who have suffered at the wrath of "SANDY" and hope that things can start getting back to normal real soon. We only had horrific winds, rain, and threats of snow. Amazingly, every area just north of me had plenty of snow so I will consider myself very fortunate.
 
My card today is one that was so much fun to make. The base and all double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from Papermania's Home for Christmas paper pad---and I LOVE these DPs!!! I used the darling little Joyful Tilda from the A Christmas Story Collection available at Magnolia-licious. And gosh, there is already another collection on taps at Diana's shop--The NEW Nativity Collection. Tilda was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and Flexmarkers, adding Stickles to the flowers in her hair and for the lace on her dress, Glossy Accents to the teapot, and silver MS Glitter Pen to the tray. For the horizontal I used organza ribbon tied into a double flat bow and if you look carefully you can also see that I have used one of my newest FAVORITE products from Whimsy Stamps called Lovely Tape. It is so easy to use and is so gorgeous. It is available in different sizes and styles and in both white and ivory. I also used a couple of Vintage Flourishes diecuts (teapot and teacup and saucer) which were designed by Jolanda Bergmans of  Noor! Design. I could not believe how much the teapot resembles the one Tilda is holding!!! I rolled both of the diecuts around a thin pencil before adhering them to give them much more dimension. Although they look very dark in the photo, they are actually a dark olive green to match the matting and DP. To finish the card, I added pearls to soften the outside corners and a couple of little gingerbread boy cookies for the image panel.
 
AND...
 
Now for some NEWS!!!
 
 
My sweet and very talented friend, SUZAN, is celebrating her one year blog anniversary with some special candy!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Suzan, and best wishes for many more years of your lovely crafting!!!! If you haven't visited her A Garden of Wishes, you are in for a real treat. Her detailed work is so breathtakingly beautiful that you will want to see each and every one of her creations!!! I hope you will jump over and give your congrats to Suzan and throw your name in for her WONDERFUL holiday candy!!!!
 
AND...
 
for some SWEET STUFF!!!
 
I told you all that I was re-organizing...which is very much an overstatement...that means that I have bought tons more clear boxes to store STUFF!!!  lolol...but I found an extra Magnolia Mistletoe Lace die that I would love to send to one of my FOLLOWERS. If you would like to be in for the draw, all you have to do is leave a quick comment below before Friday, November 2 at 8 AM EST. Good Luck!!

Thank you so much for coming by today and I hope to see you again real soon!! Until the next time, be safe and have a delightful rest of the week!! Big hugs!!
 

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday, Everyone!!! This event is sponsored each week by Diana at the Magnolia-licious shop! There will be another Special Surprise for some lucky participant each and every Sunday right here!!

The winner of this week's Special Surprise is......

117. Gail M

Congratulations, Gail!!! Please leave a comment on this posting and email me your mailing information before Friday, November 2 at 8 AM EST so that we can get your Special Surprise to you right away!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

BLING at Wild Orchid Challenge and SWEET STUFF!

A very happy Monday to everyone!! And best wishes for a wonderful week! I am so in hopes that my friends along the eastern seaboard and throughout the northeast and southeast make it through "Sandy" with no problems. This storm is unbelievable and it is even causing some horrible weather for us up here in the NC mountains. It is raining, windy, and COLD here today and tonight we may even get SNOW...argh!!!! So buckle up and hang tough!!!

For this fortnight at the Wild Orchid Challenge we are asked to BLING IT UP and I had a request for a flat and simple card so I thought I would combine the requests. You all know how difficult it is for me to make anything without mega dimension but I tried...lol... For this challenge, like all other Wild Orchid Challenges, there is a marvelous prize being offered by the Wild Orchid Crafts shop so come on over and join in with us. We would love to see your wonderful creations!!!


For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the DP is from the EP Very Merry Christmas Paper Pad. The image is one of the NEW Whimsy Prints which are beautiful sets of hand colored images which are then digitally reproduced and die cut into various shapes. The prints are printed on 100lb premium coated paper and professionally die cut leaving very smoothe edges. This print is from the Merry Christmas Prints which was designed my Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps. For my BLING I used lots of Self Adhesive Rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts. These gorgeous rhinestones are offered in so many beautiful colors!! For the left side treatment I used the rhinestones on each intersection of the beautiful fleur de lys fretwork diecut (SEE BELOW) which was designed by Jolanda Bergmans of Noor! Design. For the double flat bows I used 1/2" Olive Green Satin Ribbon. Finally, I softened all corners with various sizes of the rhinestones.


SWEET STUFF:

 
I would like to offer you one of these lovely dies as well as a nice selection of Wild Orchid Products to thank you for coming by and for hopefully joining us at the Wild Orchid Challenge this fortnight. I have been organizing and if I have more than one of anything it is becoming SWEET STUFF...lolol If I put pictures of my organizing process, you would faint for sure!!! But anyway, all you have to do is leave your information with the little Blue Froggy before Wednesday, October 31, at Noon EST...Good Luck!!
 
 
Thank you so very much for dropping by today and I hope to see you again real soon! Until the next time, please be safe and enjoy your week!! Big hugs!!
 
 
 

Sunday, October 28, 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!!!  Diana has all of the new Christmas images in house---go have a peek!!! Oh they are ALL so cute!!!! The NEW Nativity Collection is at the shop for Pre-Order but a little bird told me that they will be in-house VERY soon!!!


More surprises!!!  Diana is offering a wonderful surprise this week...and nobody knows what it may be!!!! How exciting is that!!!!!!

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, October 27, 2012

WHIMSY STAMPS October Release - Day 4 and SWEET STUFF!!!!


Hello and welcome to Day 4 of our October Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (24 October) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs and Shape EZ templates. From then until 30 October the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24 hrs 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 31 October.


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

Beate Johns - Special Guest
Michele Roos - Special Guest
Mariska van der Veer - Special Guest
ME - Special Guest


 
 For my card, I used one of the brand NEW darling Whimsy Prints from the Merry Christmas Prints Collection designed by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps. Isn't she just the cutest thing!!!! The base of my card and all double matting is from Bazzill and the DP is from the Simple Stories Handmade Holiday Collection which was a gift from my sweet friend, Suzan!  Thank you so much, Sweetie!!! For the horizontals I used some deep red organza ribbon tied into double flat bows and topped with olive green bells tied on with hemp twine. I added Star Dust Stickles to the snowflakes on the image and the sentiment is from the NEW "Tis the Season Notables 5 designed by the incomparable Ann Vento for Whimsy Stamps and cut out with a Notables 5 Die. I added a touch of Shabby Shutters Distress Markers and tiny red rhinestones to the sentiment and more rhinestones to soften the corners.
 
Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

SWEET STUFF:




If you would like to be the proud owner of a set of these lovely WHIMSY PRINTS all you have to do is leave a comment before Sunday night at midnight EST and you will be in for the draw. The winner will be announced after noon on October 31. Good Luck to everyone!!!



Thank you all so very much for coming by and please know that it is always such a joy to know that you have visited!!!! Have a marvelous weekend and remember SUNDAY SENSATIONS at midnight tonight for yet another SPECIAL SURPRISE. I will hopefully see you back on Monday with another WHIMSY showcase card. Until the next time, I send BIG HUGS!!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS to Bev Rochester!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to my sweet friend Bev Rochester on 5000+ Followers!!! If you aren't familiar with Bev of All The Things I Love fame,  I urge you to visit her often and see what absolutely marvelous cards she makes!!! In my estimation she is by far the most creative and brilliant cardmaker in all of cyberland!!!! Her work is so exceptional and she is truly such an inspiration to so many of us! Not only is her work so gorgeous but she is so helpful to ALL of us, with her knowledge and advice and her sharing attitude!!

Bev has a magnificent CANDY up on her blog to celebrate her reaching the magical 5000+ Followers and OH MY GOODNESS, you will be amazed at the incredible surprise she has available for some lucky participant. Jump right over HERE now and see if you don't agree!!!!

Again, thanks Bev for all of your inspiration and know that we are all so very proud of you and we thank you for being so helpful in our cyber world!!!! Hugs!!!!

WHIMSY STAMPS October Release - Day 3 and SWEET STUFF!!!


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

On Wednesday (24 October) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs and Shape EZ templates. From then until 30 October the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies 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 blog on 31 October.


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

 
Beate Johns - Special Guest
ME - Special Guest

 
For my card I used the absolutely darling little NEW Apple Blossom's Skates by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps. She was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Flexmarkers, adding Prisma Glitter for the lamp glow and StarDust Stickles to the ice. And can you believe it??? I did not use ribbon or flowers!!! The DP is from the EP Winter Park Collection and the base and double matting are Bazzill. The image is resting on 2 large glitter snowflake ornaments and topped with 2 smaller snowflake ornaments with holly leaves and red rhinestones. I also used the rhinestones to soften all of the corners.
 

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

SWEET STUFF!!

Hey!! I have TWO extra little Apple Blossom's Skates and would love to send  them to two lucky Followers. All you have to do is leave a comment below before Saturday, October 27, at Noon EST and you will be in for the draw!! Good Luck!! I will name all winners after Noon EST on October 31.
 
 
 
Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope to see you again real soon. I have several more Whimsy showcase days over the next several days so you never know what kinds of surprises you might find!!! Until we meet again, I send BIG HUGS!!
 
 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!!



Happy Wednesday, Everyone!!! This event is sponsored each week by Diana at the Magnolia-licious shop! There will be another Special Surprise for some lucky participant each and every Sunday right here!!

The winner of this week's Special Surprise is......

104. Edilza Teixeira

Congratulations, Edilza!!! Thank you so much for displaying the SUNDAY SENSATIONS blinkie on the sidebar of  your blog!! Please leave a comment on this posting and email me your mailing information before Friday, October 26 at 8 AM EST so that we can get your Special Surprise to you right away!!

NEW RELEASE at WHIMSY STAMPS!!!

 
 
Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps October 2012 rubber stamp and die RELEASE (Holiday Collection Part 2)!


Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 23 fantastic new rubber stamps & stamp sets, 5 wonderful new Shapeology dies, 2 fabulous new Shape EZ templates and 2 beautiful 6x6 paper packs. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites.

From today until 30 October 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 31 October) 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:
 
Alberto Gava - Guest Designer
Beate Johns - Special Guest
Deb Routledge - Special Guest

 
For a full reveal of this month’s fabulous release, please visit the Whimsy blog. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!

Sunday, October 21, 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!!! It won't be long until Diana has all of the new Christmas images in house---go have a peek!!! Oh they are ALL so cute!!!!


More surprises!!!  Diana is offering a wonderful surprise this week...and nobody knows what it may be!!!! How exciting is that!!!!!!

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, October 20, 2012

ATTENTION!!!!

If you commented on my little Rose Bouquet Box today and yesterday please email me with your mailing information and I will send you a surprise package of stamps, embellies, etc. I will explain more in a later post....Hugs to all!!! Please send your information before Sunday, October 21 at 12 midnight EST!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Red Rose Bouquet for YOU!!

Happy Day, everyone!!! And yipppeeee it's weekend again!!! I have been on a ride through the mountains this week and the colors are absolutely amazing...so soon they will all be in a pile on the ground---not my favorite time of the year!!! But it is postponing the winter...hahah

Today is my turn to post over at the Wild Orchid Crafts Blog and I decided to make a 7" (17 cm) square gift box.

I started with a plain brown heavy box and covered it first with DP. The DP I have used is from the Maja Design Life in the Country Collection. For the top of the box I have used the lovely fretwork die designed by Jolanda Bergmans of Noor! Design. This die can be used in so many ways--I have used it to showcase a bouquet of roses. The rest of the embellishments for the box are all by Wild Orchid Crafts.  The 1" Open Roses resting on MS punched branches are anchored with a double flat bow made with Red Silk Ribbon. To soften all of the corners I have used 3/8" Flat Back Pearls.



On two opposite sides I used some lovely Lace Trimming topped with Flat Back Scalloped Pearls as well as more silk bows. The other two sides are just lace and the scalloped pearls.



On the bottom of the box I used Large Pearl Brads to make the little feet...

That's it for me today but I hope to see you again real soon. Thank you so much for your visits and for your lovely comments--they are all very special to me! Until the next time, I send big hugs!!


WINNERS!!!

A very happy day to everyone!!!! I hope your week is moving along very well and I don't know where the time is escaping to!!! I am a day late in naming these winners and I just knew today was Wednesday!!! EEEEEEKKKKK!!!
 
So let's see who Mr Random.org has selected for the winners this time....
 
 
 
The winner of the Special Surprise from Magnolia-licious is.....
 
 
 
AND
 
 
The winner of the $20 Gift Certificate to Wild Orchid Crafts is.....
 
 
 
Congratulations, ladies!! Please leave a comment here so that everyone knows you have claimed your prizes and send your information to me in an email!!
 
 
 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wild Orchid Challenge with a New Tilda and Some SWEET STUFF!!!


A very happy Monday to everyone!! I hope you have had a magnificent weekend are are moving into a splendid week. Gosh, autumn is arriving here quickly and these mountains are just a gorgeous sight to behold----but I still don't like autumn 'cause I know that means winter is on its way.....sigh!!!!

Today is the new challenge at Wild Orchid Challenge and what a fun challenge it is!!! For this fortnight we are asking that you use something metallic....silver....gold...or any combination!!! And you know, as always, there is a wonderful surprise for some lucky participant so we would love for you to come over and show us your very creative and lovely creations!!!!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and for all double matting and the DP is from the Kaisercraft December 25th paper pad. I used the darling little Jingle Jangle Tilda from the new A Christmas Story Collection now shipping at Magnolia-licious. She was colored with Copics and Flexmarkers, adding Prisma Glitter to the string of bells and Liquid Applique to her hat before cutting her out with SB Petite Ovals. The double flat bow is made with the luscious Silk Ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts. I added some Self-Adhesive Rhinestones to the Decorative Metal Corners. To finish the front I made a festoon like the one Tilda is holding with tiny silk ribbon and bows to anchor the Miniature Gold Bells.

I hope you like my little creation and will decide to join in with us at the Wild Orchid Challenge this fortnight!! Can't wait to see you there!!!

SWEET STUFF:

And since it's challenge time I would like to offer the following SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!! You all know that Wild Orchid Crafts is my very favorite store for all things that spell EMBELLISHMENTS!!!! And I can only bet that it is your favorite also!!!!


 
So for one of my lucky followers I would like to offer a $20.00 Gift Certificate to WOC so that you can pick out your own wonderful things this time!!! Gosh!!! Be on the lookout for many new and exciting things there, too!!!! I can't wait!!!! All you have to do is leave a quick comment before Wednesday, October 17, at 8 AM EST and we will let Mr Random.org make his selection!!!
 
Thank you so very much for dropping by and I would love for you to go over and check out the absolutely exquisite creations of my fellow DT members at the Wild Orchid Challenge. I hope to see you again very soon...and until then, I send big hugs to each of you!!!

Sunday, October 14, 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!!! It won't be long until Diana has all of the new Christmas images in house---so keep your eyes open!!! Oh they are ALL so cute!!!!


More surprises!!!  Diana is offering a wonderful surprise this week...and nobody knows what it may be!!!! How exciting is that!!!!!!

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, October 13, 2012

WINNERS

 
 
Happy Saturday and welcome to a wonderful weekend!!!! The FIVE winners of both of these digital paper pads that I purchased from Stampin' Mindy's Etsy Shop are.......
 
 
 
 
Congratulations!!! Please send me your email right away so that I can get your surprises to you ASAP! Big hugs to everyone!!!
 


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tis Holiday Time With Some SWEET STUFF!!!

Happy Wednesday to everyone!!!! I hope you are having a delightful week! I am VERY close to the end of my renovation and I just haven't had the time to make a card for you BUT I do have some surprise SWEET STUFF for you!
 
Mindy Baxter of Stampin' Mindy fame has been busily designing some very cute digital holiday papers and I would love to share them with 5 of my FOLLOWERS. Each winner will receive both the Christmas Cookies and the Country Christmas collections and I know you will just love using them for your holiday cards! If you don't want to wait to see if you are the winner, you can purchase them through Mindy's ETSY shop right HERE!

All you have to do is leave a short comment before Saturday,  October 13 at 8 AM EST. Good Luck!!

Wednesday, October 10, 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 SPECIAL SURPRISE for some lucky participant each and every Sunday right here!


The winner of this week's SPECIAL SURPRISE is.......



Congratulations, Tanya!! Thank you so very much for displaying the SUNDAY SENSATIONS blinkie on your sidebar!!! Please leave a comment on this posting and contact me before this Friday morning at 8 AM EST with your mailing address so that we can get your Special Surprise from Magnolia-licious to you right away!

Sunday, October 7, 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!!! It won't be long until Diana has all of the new Christmas images available---so keep your eyes open!!!

There is something new this week!!!! Diana is offering a wonderful surprise...and nobody knows what it may be!!!! How exciting is that!!!!!!


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, October 6, 2012

WINNER!!!!

Happy Saturday to everyone! I hope you are well into a marvelous weekend!!! It is Fall in these mountains so I am really enjoying the weather these days!!! I have a winner to announce which Mr Random.org has selected from all of the wonderful participants!!! Thank you all for the lovely comments and for playing along!


The winner of the $25 Gift Certificate from Wild Orchid Crafts is.....

 
 
 
Congratulations, Rebekah!! Please leave a comment on this posting and email me before Monday, October 8 at 8 AM EST so that I can set up for you to receive the GC!! 
 
 
Hope to see you all back here in several hours for the latest at SUNDAY SENSATIONS!! Until the next time, big hugs!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mushrooms and Daisies at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge


A very happy Friday to everyone!!! I hope you have had a magnificent week and are as ready for a great weekend as I am. I have a terrible cold but I try my best not to let that stop me from everything that needs to be done....but as a non-medicine taker, the Nyquil just puts me right to sleep and gives me an out of body feeling. Hey wait!!! That may be a good thing!!! hahahha And hey!!! Another sign of progress....my bathroom may be completed next week along with some new gas logs in my fireplace!!!! Things are looking UP!!!

This week at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge our theme is ANYTHING GOES with the option of using fabric on our creations...and yes, ribbon does count as fabric....so I am in this time!!!! And you know there is always wonderful prizes on the challenge so I hope you will pop right on over and join in with us so we can see your magnificent creations!!

I made a very simple card this time using Bazzill for the base and all double matting and DP from the MME Gnome Sweet Gnome collection. The darling image is Tilda with Daisies and Mushrooms from Magnolia-licious. She was colored with Copics and Flexmarkers adding some gold beads for buttons on her overalls and some white dots to the mushrooms in her basket. For the vertical I used some stitched red grosgrain ribbon tied into a double flat bow to dangle a silver mushroom charm and to anchor some sweet little dotted mushrooms like the ones on the DP. The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts: Cosmos Daisies and Carnations sprinkled with a few more dotted red mushrooms. These Fly Agarics mushrooms appear on cards from around the world as a symbol of good luck...this from Wikipedia!!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope to see you again real soon!! Until we meet again, I send BIG HUGS!!!

WINNER at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious

Sorry, everyone, but this should have posted yesterday!! I have no idea what is wrong with Blogger but it was scheduled and when I just checked, it had not posted so here we go....




Happy Wednesday everyone!! This exciting event is generously sponsored by Diana at the Magnolia-licious shop who will have another SPECIAL SURPRISE for some lucky participant each and every Sunday right here!


The winner of this week's SPECIAL SURPRISE is.......

97. Claudia

Congratulations, Claudia!! Please leave a comment on this posting and contact me before this Friday morning at 8 AM EST with your mailing address so that we can get your Special Surprise from Magnolia-licious to you right away!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tilda with Lamb and WOC SWEET STUFF!!!!

 
Happy day, everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend and are well into a splendid week! We have had so much rain--deluges as a matter of fact--but I always say that it is much better than the kind you have to shovel...so I am not complaining yet!!
 
This week at Wild Orchid Challenge it's ANYTHING GOES so what could be more fun than that? I am a touch late but I always look forward to participating in the fun WOC challenges! You know that there is a magnificent surprise from WOC each fortnight so I hope you will come on over and join in with us this time!
 
For my easel card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the DP is from the Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection. The cute image I used is Tilda with a Cute Lamb which is available at Magnolia-licious. She was colored with Copics and Flexmarkers and cut out with SB Circles. The exquisitely lovely background die, ART.NR. 6002/0147, is designed by the amazingly talented Jolanda Bergmans of Noor Design for Joy! Crafts. AND Jolanda has invited me to be a Guest Designer for her company...so I am thrilled by her kind invitation!!! Thank you, Jolanda!! To see her amazing designs you can have a peek HERE. I am sure that many of you are seeing these wonderful designs in Europe and I think that we will begin to see them in many places in the US very soon!!!! I will let you know as soon as they become in stock at many of our favorite US stores!
 
Of course my floral arrangements are all from Wild Orchid Crafts:  Trellis Roses, Open Roses, Cherry Blossoms, and Aster Daisies. To finish the front of the card I added a couple of WOC Crown Pins, Self-Adhesive Pearls, and some gold twigs from my stash.

 
For the base of the easel card I used a couple of diecuts using another Noor Design, ART.NR. 6002/0148, which perfectly surround the SB Circles for a jotting spot. I finished the base with a double flat bow using the lovely Silk Ribbon from WOC.

This is another view of the front of my card.
 
 
WINNER of Meadow Magic SWEET STUFF:
 
Thank you all for coming by during the Whimsy Mini Hops! It was a real pleasure to have so many of you drop by!! Mr Random.org has made his selection and the winner of the sweet little Meadow Magic is.......
 
56. Denise Goeldner ...
 
Sweetie, please leave a comment here so that others know that you have claimed your prize and send me an email before Friday, October 5, at 8 AM EST so thatyour prize can be on its way to you!! Congratulations!! 

 
 
SWEET STUFF: Gosh it seems like forever since I made a card but sometimes life gets in the way it seems...haha So in order to thank my followers for coming by to check on me and to see what's happening here, I would like to offer a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the marvelous Wild Orchid Crafts shop!! How's that??? Oh, I just LOVE that store--it's the BEST!!!!
Just leave a comment below before Friday, October 5, at 8 AM, EST  and you will be in for the draw!!! Good Luck to each of you!! 
 
 
Thank you so much for your visit and I hope to see you again very soon! It is always such a joy to see that you have dropped by!! Have a marvelous week and until the next time, I send BIG HUGS!!!