Friday, November 30, 2012

WHIMSY PRINTS BLOG HOP and SWEET STUFF!!!

Hi, everyone, and welcome to the Whimsy Prints BLOG HOP! In October, Whimsy Stamps announced the release of a BRAND NEW Whimsy Stamps product line - the Whimsy Prints Collection. The Whimsy Prints Collection consists of beautiful sets of hand-colored images which have been digitally reproduced and die-cut into various shapes. Whimsy Prints are printed on 100lb premium coated paper and professionally die-cut leaving smooth edges. Each pack contains 12 die-cut prints (3 sets of 4 images). The Crissy Armstrong prints are lovingly hand-colored by Crissy Armstrong herself:


The Elisabeth Bell prints have been hand-colored by our talented Senior Designer Simonne Clay:


All of the images in the Whimsy Prints Collection are very straightforward and easy to use. They can be attached directly to your project with glue or double-sided tape. Use them as is or cut to fit the needs of your project. One of the benefits of using Whimsy Prints is to cut back on the amount of time needed to hand color images. To summarize, this is a great way to make quick projects when time is of the essence! These are also wonderful for beginner crafters and kid projects. If you joined us for our last 2 releases, you may have seen some of the beautiful projects our DT and Special Guests have created using these prints.

Today we are showcasing these gorgeous Whimsy Prints with a special BLOG HOP! In addition to our regular Special Guests, we are delighted to welcome both Crissy Armstrong and Elisabeth Bell who are joining us for this hop! The hop starts today (Friday November 30th at 12.00PM EST) and ends on Monday December 3rd at 12.00PM EST. For this hop we have 4 different candy stops where you can enter to win a set of Whimsy Prints. The location of these candy stops is a secret, so if you haven't found them, please go back to the beginning and start hopping! If you would like to hop along with us today and haven’t arrived from the Denise's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Bev's blog.

Today I have several projects to show you and they were all so quickly finished that I am beginning to just LOVE these Whimsy Prints. The first two are merely using the Prints to decorate some glossy gift bags....


 

-Snowflake Fairy Princess from the Winter's Magic Prints Collection
-Holiday Sentimentables Die
-DP - Echo Park Winter Wishes
-Organza Ribbon, Snowflake Charm, Silver Metallic Cord, Snowflake Ornament, Crystal Flowers, WOC Trellis Rose, Open Roses, Stardust Stickles, Rhinestone Tape, SB Grand Circles


-Cardinal in Winter from the Winter's Magic Print Collection
-Holiday Sentimentables Die
-DP - Doodlebug North Pole Paper Pad
-Organza Ribbon, Pre-gathered Lace, Holly Buttons, SB Ovals, Self-Adhesive Pearls, StarDust Stickles


Next is a little gift box which measures 6"x6"x4" and it is decorated on 5 sides.


-Sun Kissed's Christmas Tree from the Christmas Joy Prints Collection
-Holiday Sentimentables Die
-DP - BoBunny Powder Mountain Paper Pad
-Organza Ribbon, Snowflake Ornaments, Sparkling Rhinestones, Self-Adhesive Rhinestones, StarDust Stickles

So now it’s time for you to continue the hop by hopping over to Ellie's blog. Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:
Crissy Armstrong


But before you go........
 
 
 
SOME SWEET STUFF!!!!
 
As I told you, I have been organizing my MS punches....organizing is such a neverending task for me...sigh...But I did find a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page Set which was a duplicate in my collection and I would like to offer it to one of my FOLLOWERS!!! This is the first of several that I will be posting as SWEET STUFF over the next few days. This one is called Deco Fan....
 
 
I just want you to know that if I have to ship outside the US, that I will remove the punches from the packaging so I don't have to pay such an exhorbitant shipping amount for the cardboard and plastic. I will also toss in some surprises like I usually do. I am asking that this time you add this pic to your sidebar with a link back to my posting...and leave your information with the little Blue Froggy before Monday, December 3 at Noon EST. Good Luck!!
  

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy our Whimsy Prints projects! If you would like to see more Whimsy Prints projects, check out our latest mini magazine over on our Issuu site. This mini issue is filled with beautiful projects, all using prints from the Whimsy Prints Collections. Have a marvelous weekend!!! HUGS!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WINNER...WINNER!!!!

Happy day to everyone!!! I hope you are well into a marvelous week and just think....it's halfway to the weekend!!! Of course at this time of the year it seems that one day just flows into the next one and usually I have no idea what day it really is...hahaha!! I do have a couple of winners to announce so I have called on Mr Random.org to do all the work and here are his selections.....



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!! So come on back beginning at midnight EST on Saturday night for the next surprise!!!

This week's winner of the SPECIAL SURPRISE is..........


 
Congratulations, Maria Therese!! Thank you so much, sweetie, for displaying the SUNDAY SENSATIONS blinkie on your blog!! Please leave a comment on this posting and contact me by email with your mailing information before Friday, November 30, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your package out to you right away!!!
 
 
AND
 
 
 
 
The winner of the two sets of Inkadinkado stamp sets - Warm Holiday Wishes and Tags and Wishes is.........
 
 
 
 
Edilza, congratulations!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know you have claimed your prize and send me an email with your mailing information before Friday, November 30, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your package out to you right away!! 
 
Thank you all so much for coming by and for leaving such sweet comments. I hope to see you again real soon!! Hint...I have been organizing my MS punches and guess what I have found.....sigh...I have found that I need to be MORE organized and keep a better record of what I already have... Just a side note...a number of you have asked me to show some pictures of my space (cough cough) and I promise to do that very soon----as soon as I get over my embarrassment...hahahahha...Enjoy the holiday spirit!! Big hugs!!
 
 
 


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 7 of NEW Whimsy Release Mini Blog Hop and SWEET STUFF!!!


Hello and welcome to Day 7 of Whimsy Stamps November Rubber & Die Release Showcase! On Wednesday (21 November) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs, Shape EZ templates and *new* Whimsy Prints pre-coloured toppers. From then until 27 November 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 28 November.

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

 
 
 
 
BEV ROCHESTER - Special Guest
 
POPS MORFITT - Special Guest
 
DEB ROUTLEDGE - Special Guest
 
 
ME - Special Guest...thanks for coming by!!!!

 
 
For my card today I used the absolutely darling little Berry designed by Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps. She was stamped on X-Press it and colored with Copics and Flexmarkers and I hope she looks like she has on a little worn out denim dress...lol  I used Liquid Applique for the earmuffs and the tops of her boots, Glossy Accents for the holly berries, and Stardust Stickles for the ground. The sentiment is from the Winter Postage Stamps set designed by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps. The sentiment was cut out with the Postage Stamp Die. The vertical candy cane striped panel is outlined with Lace Tape - White No. 8 which is one of my new favorite products! For the horizontal I used red satin ribbon tied into a double flat bow to dangle a candy canes charm--can you tell I LOVE red/white stripes?? And finally I added a couple of holly buttons to the corners of the image panel. 
 
Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.


If you would like to join Whimsy Stamps as their Guest Designer for the January 2013 release, please CLICK HERE for all the details. Entries close at 12.00pm on 28 November.



SWEET STUFF WINNER!!!

First, I would like to thank all of you who are following along with the Mini Blog Hops at Whimsy Inspiration Blog for the New November Release and I hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have!!  So Mr Random.org would like to name the SWEET STUFF winner of little darling Angelica...

 
Congratulations, Christy! Please comment on this posting so that others know you have claimed your prize and send me your mailing info before Thursday, November 29, at 8 AM EST so that I can get your prize out to you right away!
 
 
NEW SWEET STUFF!!
 
 
 
I have an extra little sweet BERRY who is searching high and low for a good home! She will be traveling with some more surprises so she doesn't get so lonely on her trip to her new home! Just leave a your info below with the little Blue Froggy and she could be living at your house. If you wish to be considered for the hidden Whimsy surprise, you must leave a comment also. This adoption process will close on Thursday, November 29 at 8 AM EST. Good Luck!!
 
 
Thank you all so very much for coming by this day and I hope to see you again real soon! Remember to drop by all of the blogs I mentioned above and you could be a winner of the Whimsy surprise for the day!!! Have a wonderful day or evening and until the next time, I send Big Hugs!!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

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

 
A very happy Monday to everyone!!! I hope that each of you had a marvelous weekend and are ready for a grand week also!! I hope that all of you who braved the Black Friday sales survived and found everything that you were looking for!
 
During this fortnight at Wild Orchid Challenge the requirement is to make something for a child using Wild Orchid Crafts products. We would love for you to come over and join in with us this time because as always there is a lovely prize for some lucky participant!
 
I decorated a couple of gift boxes using products from the WOC shop and they were so quick and easy that I almost feel guily. They were a request by a friend who wanted them for her grandson and granddaughter. I used a couple of Whimsy Prints which are already pre-colored and cut out and ready to play with!!
 
 
For the little boy's box I used Snowshoe Bunny from the Winter's Magic Prints Collection. The double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from MME Winter Wonderland. I added Stardust Stickles for all of the snowflakes and on the ground for a little sparkle. All of the embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts: Large Red Poinsettias, Moonstone Brads, Organza Ribbon, Satin Ribbon, and Miniature Silver Ringing Bells.
 
 
 
For the little girlie box I used Meadow Magic from the Christmas Joy Prints Collection and the CS is Bazzill. Again I used Stardust Stickles for the halo, snowflakes, and snow. I simply added some gingham ribbon tied into double flat bows on each end of the box, a couple of snowflake ornaments topped with Self-Adhesive Pearls and some holly leaves topped with some Open Roses.
 
 
SWEET STUFF!!!
 
And since it's challenge day, I guess that means a little bit of SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!! Today I have 2 sets of Inkadinkado clear stamps to offer. Warm Holiday Wishes has 21 stamps and Tags and Wishes has 17 stamps. This is the best picture I could get so I hope you can tell that in each set there are two layers of stamps. All you have to do is leave your comment before Wednesday, November 28, at 8 AM EST if you wish to be in for the draw!! Good Luck!!
 
Thank you so much for your visit today and I hope you come back often! Have a delightful week and until we meet again...I send big hugs!!

Sunday, November 25, 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!!! They have been hand-colored by the DT which is so much nicer than seeing a black and white depiction of the image with a large Magnolia watermark over it!!! 


More surprises!!!  Diana is offering another 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, November 24, 2012

WHIMSY STAMPS Showcase Day 4...WINNER...SWEET STUFF!!!

 
 
Hello and welcome to Day 4 of Whimsy Stamps November Rubber & Die Release Showcase! On Wednesday (21 November) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs, Shape EZ templates and *new* Whimsy Prints pre-coloured toppers.

From then until 27 November 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 28 November. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

 
 
ME
 
 
 
For my card today, I used the darling little Angelica, designed by Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps and a Snowflake Mini Letter Seal, designed by Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps, cut out with a Snowflake Mini Seal Die. I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the DP is from the EP Winter Wishes Paper Pad. I thought the mittens on the DP look almost like the ones little Angelica is wearing...lol  The image was colored with Copics and Flexmarkers, adding alot of Prisma Glitter and Star Dust Stickles. For the snow and the fur on Angelica's jacket I used a combination of Stickles and Doodlebug Velvet. All of the flowers, resting on MS branches are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
 


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


If you would like to join Whimsy Stamps as their Guest Designer for the January 2013 release, please CLICK HERE for all the details. Entries close at 12.00pm on 28 November.



WINNER of Sentiment SWEET STUFF!!!  Thank you all so very much for the sweet and kind comments but Mr Random. Org could only select 1 winner and that person is.......

 
 
Congratulations, Kimberly!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know you have claimed your prize and email me your mailing info before Monday, Novermber 26 at 8 AM EST so that I can get your prize to you right away!!
 
 
NEW SWEET STUFF!!!
 
 
 
Like most of the time, I have an extra little ANGELICA like I have used for my card today and would love to send her to a new home! She will not be traveling alone as I will add some little surprises to keep her company as she makes her trip to some unknown place!!! If you would like to adopt her, just leave your information with the little Blue Froggy before Monday, November 26 at 8 AM EST and she might be on her way to you!!! 
 
 
 
Thank you all so very much for dropping by today and I hope you will want to come back real soon. Tonight at midnight I will post a new SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious, and on Monday is the new Challenge at Wild Orchid Challenge, and on Tuesday there will be another NEW Whimsy Stamps Showcase posting---ALL RIGHT HERE!!!! So until the next time, I send big hugs to each of you and hope you have a marvelous weekend!!!!
  

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Holidays from Snowy Tilda!! SWEET STUFF!!

 
A very happy Wednesday to everyone...and to those celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, may you have a most wonderful holiday with family and friends. My auntie doesn't like to stay home for any holiday so I am taking her on a little getaway today and will come home on Friday. And NOOOOO, I don't do Black Friday sales....if it can't be ordered on-line, I can't get it!! hahahha
 
Today is my day to post over on the Wild Orchid Crafts blog where each and every day there is a new posting from the various DT members. If you have never checked it out, we would love to see you drop by!! Maybe you can glean some ideas on using your lovely Wild Orchid Crafts products.
 
For my card, I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the DP is from Dovecraft's Back to Basics Christmas paper pack. The sweet image I used is Snowy Tilda from the A Christmas Story Collection which is now available over at Magnolia-licious. She was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Flexmarkers, adding a snowflake button to her hand, and cutting her out with SB Circles and Petite Scalloped Circles. All of the rest of the embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts. For the vertical I used Organza Ribbon tied into a double flat bow, adding a a Small Pearl Brad for the center. For the floral treatment I used a Curly Wild Rose, Open Roses, and Cosmos Daisies, all frosted with StarDust Stickles. I also added some Flat-Back Scalloped Pearls, a Pearl Spray, and some Self-Adhesive Pearls to soften the corners.
 
SWEET STUFF!!!
 
How about a little bit of SWEET STUFF?? I find things each time I begin to organize that I don't remember buying and it thrills me to be able to share with you!! With these two packs of sentiment stamps I will also add some blingie thingies just for fun!!!!
 
 
Sorry for the glare in the pic (I am no photographer...haha) but these are both HOTP sets....Whimsical Words and Doodles has 31 stamps and Mix Your Messages has 65 stamps. Just leave a quick comment before Friday, November 23 at 8 AM EST and you will be in for the draw!!! Good Luck!!
 
Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope you will want to come back often. Enjoy your day and until the next time I send 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......
 

Congratulations, Cindy Lou!!! Thank you so much for showing the SUNDAY SENSATIONS blinkie on your blog!! Please leave a comment on this posting and email me your mailing information before Friday, November 23 at 8 AM EST so that we can get your Special Surprise to you right away!!

Sunday, November 18, 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 NOW also!!! And they are all so darling!! If you haven't been to the Magnolia-licious shop, you should have a peek HERE and HERE to see how the images are presented now!!! They have been hand-colored by the DT which is so much nicer than seeing a black and white depiction of the image with a large Magnolia watermark over it!!! 


More surprises!!!  Diana is offering another 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!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Silent Night, Holy Night

 
A very Happy Friday to everyone!! I hope you have had a delightful week and are ready for a fun and exciting weekend!!! Although I am retired, I love weekends, too!!
 
It has been quite a long time since I have made a scene card so I thought I would try one today! I had these images already colored for Diana at Magnolia-licious since she is using hand colored images in her shop to advertise the Maggies now. If you haven't been over to her shop, you can drop by HERE and check out all of the latest images as her DT have colored them. This is quite a nice way to show the stamps rather than just a black and white image with a big Magnolia watermark over it. What do you think? I have used three of the images from the NEW Nativity Collection: Edwin with Goat, Holy Tilda with Violin, and Nativity Background. The images were stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Flexmarkers, adding Stickles and Prisma Glitter for some sparkle. The fun wiggly dimension for Tilda and Edwin was made by placing them on Action Wobbles. The Silent Night sheet music was computer generated on kraft CS and the corners rolled around a bamboo skewer. Finally I added a brown silk double flat bow, some pearl trim down the left side and a few more single pearls to soften the corners. I really wish I could show you how much those cute images move about and wobble when you handle the card...but you can see how much dimension those wobbles add by the shadows created by the images....They make Tilda appear to be flying around!!!!FUN FUN FUN!!!
 
Thank you so much for dropping by today and I am going to try to have something for you tomorrow with some SWEET STUFF--I have continued my organizing...lol  Have a lovely day!! And until the next time I send BIG HUGS!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Two Gifts for YOU!!!!

 
 
Happy Day to everyone!! I hope you are into a marvelous week and are enjoying each moment of it!! It has been chilly and rainy and breezy here but that just gives more time for staying inside and playing with some little munchkins!!! And I have been doing that very thing!!
 
My 'just for fun' card today uses a darling Tilda With Two Little Gifts from the NEW A Christmas Story Collection available at Magnolia-licious along with the NEW Nativity Collection. Gosh!!! So many new holiday stamps!!! I have used Bazzill for the Base and for all double matting and all of the DP is from the Dovecraft Merry Magic paper collection. The image was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Flexmarkers, adding a touch of Stardust Stickles for some sparkle. I wanted this card to be all about hot pink and turquoise so I have used some hot pink ribbons and some turquoise sparkle snowflakes and whatever those other things are...adding a snowflake charm and some turquoise rhinestones.


 
On the inside just more of those fun DPs, snowflakes and ribbons....Simple...simple!!!!
 
 
Thank you so very much for dropping by today and I hope to see you again very soon. Have a wonderful rest-of-the-week and until the next time I send BIG HUGS!!!!
 



WINNER!!! WINNER!!!

Happy Wednesday to everyone!!! And thank you so much for dropping by! I have a couple of WINNERS to announce from Mr Random.org so here we go....

 
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......


Congratulations, Lynn !!!


AND...


SWEET STUFF of Flowers and Ribbons!!!

The winner is.......

118. Mary Lou
 
 
 
Congratulations, Lynn and Mary Lou !!! Please leave a comment on this posting and email me your mailing information before Friday, November 16 at 8 AM EST so that your Surprises can be on their way  to you right away!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Such a Cute Tilda!!

 
A very happy day to everyone!! I hope your week has started on a very positive note and that you are enjoying each and every moment!
 
This is a card I made just for the sheer fun of it since I just received this darling Magnolia image which is a limited edition stamp from some company in the Netherlands. She was sent to me by one of my DT friends and I have no idea what Tilda's name is and no idea what the name of the shop is. I'm sure that if someone knows this information, they will share it with us. The base and all double matting are Bazzill and the DP is called Idas Var Barbeint which is something about barefoot???? I can tell you that the 12" x 12" paper has 4 6" squares on it. The image was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Flexmarkers before cutting it out with SB Petite Ovals and adding some pre-gathered heart lace around it. I used Stardust Stckles for the lace on her dress and a touch of Glossy Accents on the center of the flower. The organza butterflies are from my stash. For the horizontal I used some Vintage Seam Binding, tying it into a triple fluffy bow.The base of the left side floral treatment is from a Jolanda Bergmans designed die from Noor! Design which I cut out, embossed, and colored with chalks before removing from the die--sorry but the picture doesn't show the detail unless you look closely!!! I then also chalked a white Wild Rose and some Hip Rosebuds and added them with some Rose Leaves. The front was finished with some double pearl trim from Michaels as well as a few Self-Adhesive Pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts.
 
 
The inside is very simple because I wanted all of that lovely paper to show. I only added some seam binding bows, more organza butterflies and a strip of pearl lace.
 
 
Thank you so very much for swinging by today and thank you so much for all of the sweet and kind comments you leave for me. Remember to scroll down for the SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious event and be sure to check on Wednesday to see if you are the lucky winner! I hope to see you again real soon! Until the next time, I send BIG HUGS!!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Traditional Christmas at Wild Orchid Challenge...and SWEET STUFF!!!

 
 
A very happy Monday to everyone! I hope you have all had a marvelous weekend and are ready for an even better week! It has been a bit chilly in these mountains but this week is supposed to be a bit warmer. At least most of the leaves have fallen and are all raked and removed!!! That's a good thing for this time of year!!!
 
For this fortnight at Wild Orchid Challenge our theme is A Traditional Christmas and we would love to see all of your creations to see how you interpret the theme. As always there is a wonderful surprise from the lovely people at Wild Orchid Crafts. So come on over and join in with us!!!! We can't wait to see you!!
 
For my card I used a Victorian print which amazingly matches the Inkido papers on the inside of my card!!!!! The base of the card is Bazzill, the double matting is Curious Metallic Gold Leaf and PTI, and the DP on the front is from BBP Believe and the inside is Inkido Coming Home for Christmas. All of the embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The image is resting on a Paper Doily and for the horizontal I used 1/2" Satin Ribbon tied into a double flat bow to hold a Miniature Silver Ringing Bell dangled from a 1/4" Satin Ribbon. The flowers, resting on Holly Leaves, are Trellis Rose, Classic Sweet Roses, Curly Wild Roses, Closed Rosebuds, and Rose Cabochons. Finally I added a Silver Decorative Metal Corner and a Wooden Christmas Tree.
 
 
 
And on the first panel on the inside just more of the Wooden Christmas Embellishments dangling along a satin ribbon with bow....and on the jotting panel nothing but the gorgeous DP with images that match the image on the front of the card!!!!! Can you believe it????
 
 
SWEET STUFF!!!
 
What about a surprise SWEET STUFF of FLOWERS and RIBBONS???? I have put together a selection of all kinds of flowers and organza ribbon which I think you would love to have although I didn't take a picture! Sometimes the fun is not knowing what the surprise is...smiles!!! All you have to do is give your info with the little Blue Froggy before Wednesday morning,  November 14 at 8 AM EST to be in for the draw!!! Good Luck!!!
 
 
 
Thank you so very much for coming by today and I hope you will want to come by often!! Have a delightful week and, until the next time, I send big hugs to all of you!!!

Sunday, November 11, 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 NOW also!!! And they are all so darling!!


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!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Piglets Are Cute, Too!!! Winner!!

 
 
A very happy day to everyone and best wishes for a great weekend filled with lots of fun things. Sorry I have been a bit out of touch but sometimes LIFE just gets in the way!! Have you ever found that to be the case??? But maybe things are back to normal---whatever that is!!!!
 
This is a very fun easel card that I made for my posting day over at Wild Orchid Crafts Blog and if you have never been over there, we would love to have you visit and see what the DT members have done with WOC products each day! For many of us it seems very strange to see a piglet on a holiday card, but in the Scandinavian countries a pig is a sign of very good luck for the holidays, reminiscent of olden times when a peasant family's wealth was tied up in its precious pig. They even have events where the prize is a marzipan pig!!! Personally I would much prefer cloudberry jam rather than a marzipan pig...hahahahah
 

 
For my card, the base and all double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from the Doodlebug North Pole Paper Pad. The cute image on the front of the card is Tilda with Pigling from the A Christmas Story 2012 Collection which is available over at Magnolia-licious along with the very NEW Nativity Collection. On the base of the easel I used little Sweet Piglet. The images were stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Flexmarkers before cutting them out with SB. I also used several products from Wild Orchid Crafts: Satin Ribbon, Holly Leaves, Poinsettia Blooms, Pearl Brads, and Self-Adhesive Pearls. The little clay gift on the front is from my stash and was originally a mini-ornament.
 
 
WINNER!!
 
The winner of the Whimsy Sleigh Ride Sentiments is.....
 
 
Congratulations, Bev!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know that you have claimed your prize and write me an email with your mailing address before Sunday, November 11 at 8 AM EST so that I can get your prize out to you right away!!
 
 
Thank you all so very much for dropping by today and I hope to see you again real soon. Remember SUNDAY SENSATIONS which begins at midnight on Saturday--there is another surprise for some lucky participant!! I hope you have a marvelous weekend and until the next time I send big hugs to each of you!!
 
 

Wednesday, November 7, 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......


Congratulations, Pearl!!! Thank you so much for showing the SUNDAY SENSATIONS blinkie on your blog!! Please leave a comment on this posting and email me your mailing information before Friday, November 9 at 8 AM EST so that we can get your Special Surprise to you right away!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Let It Snow!!! NEWS!! WINNERS!! SWEET STUFF!!

 
 
Happy Day to everyone!!! Let It Snow!! Gosh, I can't believe I even said those words!! haha But it will be here before we can turn around so I can just hope that everything is wonderful in your world!! I went back to my undergraduate Alma Mater, Western Carolina University, yesterday for a tailgating party and the football game afterwards and it was a blast. I was with about 8 of my sorority sisters as well as lots more friends and although we lost the game, it was wonderful reliving old, FUN times. I had not been to a football game there in more than 40 years and I was soooo amazed at all of the changes...Of course, anything changes greatly in that historic number of years!! hahah
 
For my fun card today I have used Tilda In The Mountains from the A Christmas Story Collection which is now available at Magnolia-licious. She was colored with Copics and Flexmarkers, adding Liquid Applique for the fur, MS Silver Glitter pen to the ski poles, Prisma Glitter for snowflakes, Glossy Accents for goggles, and the snow on the ground is Snow-Tex with more Prisma Glitter. The base and all double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from the EP Winter Wishes Paper Pad. For the horizontal I used a ruffled organza ribbon tied into a double flat bow. All of the glitter snowflakes are varying sizes of plastic ornaments topped with clear rhinestones. For the sentiment I used 'Let It Snow' from the Whimsy Stamps Holiday Mini Tickets set cut out with the Mini Ticket Die. Finally I used more rhinestones to soften the corners.
 
 
NEWS and SPECIAL DEAL at MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!!!
 
 
 
Diana at Magnolia-licious is offering the wonderful MINI STAMP STORAGE BINDER System for a special deal of $10.00 each which is a 58% reduction in price from the regular price of $23.99!!!! The white gloss binder with turquoise logo on the front and spine is approximately 12" X 12" and has 5 double-sided insert pages (shown above) so that you can store your minis on both sides. The system also comes with more than enough index cards so that you can catalog your collection. Each binder will hold 90 stamps! I just love this system and it is so convenient to see the images at a glance!!!
 
 
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WINNERS!!!
 
Birthday Baby Girl SWEET STUFF
 
97. Heidi Brawley
71. Ally
 
 
Magnolia Mistletoe Lace Die
 
 
Congratulations, Ladies!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know you have claimed your prize and send me an email with your mailing info before Wednesday, November 7 at 8 AM EST.
 
 
SWEET STUFF!!!
 
 
I have an extra set of these darling Whimsy Sleigh Ride sentiments that I would love to share with one of you. They will certainly make your holiday cards special. All you have to do is add a comment below and they could be coming to you! Please leave your comment before Wednesday, November 7 at 8 AM EST. Good Luck!!
 
 
My sincere thanks to each of you for coming by and for your sweet and kind comments. I hope you all have a marvelous week and are able to get in alot of fun crafty time!! Until the next time I send BIG HUGS!!!

Sunday, November 4, 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!!