Monday, January 28, 2013

A TWO Event Day!!! and a touch of SWEET STUFF!!

Happy Monday everyone!!! I hope you have had a marvelous weekend and are ready for an even better week! Gosh!! I have been in bed since Thursday and I hope by tomorrow night I will be ready to return to my Zumba classes!! This old lady has really missed shaking her tailfeathers!!! haha I have had pneumonia, bronchitis, infected throat glands...so.....2 shots, a run of Z-pac,and enough cough medicine fortified with hydrocodone to put a giant to sleep!! haha But I am back in the land of the living (until my next cough syrup dose anyway)...ZZzzzzzzz

First, today is the first day of the Wild Orchid Challenge for this fortnight where it's ANYTHING GOES. I hope you will jump on over and join in with us for your chance at a wonderful surprise from the generous folks at the Wild Orchid Crafts Shop. For my desk set project, shown above, you can see that I used Organza Ribbon, Cottage Rose, Hip Rosebuds, and Sweetheart Blossoms as well as Self-Adhesive Pearls.



AND, today is Day 6 of the January Release at Whimsy Stamps. On Wednesday, January 23, Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology Dies. Whimsy Designer Paper Packs, Shape EZ Templates, and some new Whimsy Prints pre-colored toppers. From then until January 29 the Whimsy DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a Daily Mini Blog Hop and I am a part of today's hop!!!! 
 
Eash mini hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24 hours to enter for each of the prize draws! To be entered into today's prize draw, be sure to leave your comment on all of the DT posts listed below by 12 Noon EST on Tuesday. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspiration Blog on January 30.

For my desk set project I used some coordinated shabby chic products that I found at Michaels and simply decorated them.  The set included a major journal/pen, note pad/pen, set of cards/envies, set of pencils, set of clothes pins, and 18 gift tags. On the front of the journal I used the darling Bella Sole Collecting Daisies which was designed by the incomparable Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps. I also used the NEW beautiful Lace Doily Corner 1 die designed by Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps.

 
For the cover of the notes/envies pack and for the the gift tags, I stamped darling Bella Soles head and cut her out in a circle and added some matting for each one.
 
To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...
 
Jacque - and that's ME!!!

 
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 us as our Guest Designer for our March 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Wednesday 30 January 2013.



SWEET STUFF!!!

How about a wee surprise???? Your very own Bella Sole Collecting Daisies!! She will be arriving with some other surprises to keep her happy on her journey to you...

 
All you have to do is leave a comment below before Tuesday, January 29 at midnight EST and you will be in for the draw.  Good Luck!
 
 
Thank you so much for your visit today and I hope you will want to come back often. Have a marvelous week and until the next time, I send BIG HUGS!!




122 comments:

Teela said...

I'm so happy to be the first one to comment on your beautiful cards. I don't know how you are doing it being as sick as you are! I had total hip replacement and still cannot get around in my craft room to create and it's driving me crazy! Please enter me for the drawing and take care. As always, I love looking at your blog! TeelaYoung@hotmail.com http://coffee24tea.blogspot.com

Moni said...

Fab project, so cute image. Hugs,moni

Heidi Brawley said...

Oh she is Beautiful!!! Love seeing your amazing creations here!!!
hugs,Heidi

Ellie said...

What an amazing set you create here Jacque! Gorgeous colors, the papers are so pretty, a perfect match for sweet Bella!

Hope you'll be better soon! Glad the meds are working and I am sure you will be back to Zumba in no time.
Hugs!!

Linda said...

What a beautiful set, so lovely
hugs Linda

Sonia said...

Fabulous creations my dear:) This image is wonderful and the papers used are very very beautiful:)
Thanks for the chance to win a lovely stamp and for the blog hop:)
Hugs,
Sonia

Carol Luize said...

This stamp is soooo cute and your work is beautiful and lovely!
hugs,
Carol

Ardilla said...

What a fab project!!!
the stamp is gorgeous... thanks for the chance!

Maureen said...

She looks lovely. Thanks for the chance to enter the draw.

Eemeli said...

Such a cute stamp and your project is fabulous!

Hugs, Eemeli

Sol said...

Beautiful set!! Hope you feel better and are back at Zumba soon!! I am at work , blogging from my phone!! ;o) have a Great day! ;o)

Sharon said...

This is yet another sweet card love the gift bags to match too xxx

Helene E said...

that is a gorgeous project! Hope you feel better soon.

ТТатьяна (Татьяна Ковалева) said...

Очень красиво. Выздоравливайте!

jan farnworth said...

great card love your sweet stuff

ribenaruby said...

Stunning projects Jacque! Love the gorgeous Bella, I can see her already in a field full of daisies..would love to give her a happy home. Hope you're feeling better soon Jacque. Ruby x

Glennis said...

Love your new projects. Take care of yourself - that sounded nasty!

Anne Caroline said...

What a beautifull job, congratulations!!!

xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Stunning and beautiful set Jacque and just love the gorgeous stamp
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Natalie Laurijssen said...

Hi Jacque!
This card looks gorgeous! I love your colouring!
X - Natalie - X

Ella's Design said...

More sweet stuff, Jacque! Thanks so much! Love your pretty desk set - would make a lovely gift and your choice of papers is fab! Lisa x

kbrandy4 said...

Gorgeous collection of projects Jacque!! Thanks for the chance to win the sweet stamp!!
Hugs Hazel xx

Sparkly Engineer said...

This desk set is just lovely and so feminine.

heidy said...

What a beautiful project Jacgue!!
XXX Heidy

Leanne said...

Beautiful card! Cute image too.

Christine Harrop said...

I love your card Jacque. And the way you have altered the desk set is terrific. Christine x

Aartje said...

Hello Jacque, beautyfull creations, I love those sweet colors.
Hugs Aartje

fredalexmom said...

Really cute set. Those tags are great.

kanda said...

What a fabulous desk set. The image is so pretty and the colours are gorgous. Hope you are up and about and feeling better soon xx

mandy said...

Aww Jacque you really have had it bad :(:( Hope your feelin like your self again soon I love the desk set project that you personalized it's simply gorgeous

Hugs Mandy xxx
p.s thanks for the chance to win :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fantastic projects...she is an adorable image!!!

Maryann said...

WAUW Jacque, yet another outstanding creative lot here again. I´m so impressed, how you managed to get all this done with all your healtproblems too? You are an amazing woman, that´s for sure. I really hope, that you´re all back to your old you and on top of the world again here, so we can have the pleasure of much more of your stunning work here.
Have a wonderful day hun and lots of fun too.

Christina C. said...

So sorry to read that you have not been feeling well, but I'm hoping you will soon be feeling much better and I must say, you certainly did some outstanding work! I love your beautifully coordinated projects and the sweet image which you colored and showcased to perfection.

Uta said...

Wow, this set is so lovely.
Hugs, Uta

Daisychain said...

I just love your desk set, it is beautiful and such a sweet stamp. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs Christine x

Adriana said...

Hope you feel better soon!
Love your creations of today.

Donna said...

Glad you are on the mend but that list sounds like you should have been down much longer. Please don;t have a relapse! Gorgeous creations. Love the paper and the image. So sweetly colored. Thanks for sharing!

Sara I. said...

Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well, but I pray that with every day you get stronger and quicker to being on your feet again.
Gorgeous card as always and love the little matching project. The papers are just beautiful and love the image. Thank you for the chance to win her!
hugs and healing vibes~

Kimberly S said...
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Kimberly S said...

What a beautiful set you've created Jacque! Sorry to hear that you've been so sick, sure hope it's out of your system soon! hugs, Kimberly

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love love love this set! Judy x

postalorphan said...

Cute project! Hope you're feeling better.

Marianne said...

Great set and I hope you feel much better soon. Thanks for the chance!
xxx
Marianne

Crafty Math Chick said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better Jacque! Thanks goodness! Your gift set made with Elisabeth Bell's newest little lady is just darling!

Gunnila said...

That's a beautiful gift set you've created, and oh so big!

Jennifer Scull said...

my goodness these are so adorable! I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well. hope you can knock this bug out soon. my prayers are with you! :)

Tine said...

Sorry to hear you have been so ill, Jacque. Hope you are well on the way to a full recovery.
Fab matching set and thanks for offering the adorable stamp as candy.
Tine :)

Kati said...

Thanks for the chance again.

Hugs
Kati

Hanneke said...

What a great creation for this Whimsy hop Jacque! I love that cute stamp and your coloring is lovely! So cute this matching set. I hope you will be back to your Zumba classes soon, lots of get well wishes! Hugs, Hanneke

theCook said...

That's a beautiful set Jacque. I love this image so I could quite easily understand why you had to use it so many times on this gift set!

Sabrina said...

Oh what a gorgeous project! Those colors are just absolutely heavenly and of course this little girl is just so stinkin cute!

mapowska said...

Sorry to hear that you were so sick...

Great creations :-)
And so sweet stuff ;-)

goldie said...

Fabulous creations.And the stamp is so cute!
Get well very soon!

Tammy said...

I am glad that you are on the road to recovery. It is not fun when you get hit will all that you have been hit with. I understand as that happens to me atleast once a year. Your set is lovely as can be. The image is just darling too.
Be well and take care of yourself.
smiles...Tammy

Katharina said...

What a beautiful set.
Hugs Katharina

cebelica said...

What a wonderful project. I like the idea! Very beautiful!

I hope you'll feel better soon and that you'll manage to get to zumba. :) Hugs! xx

Claudia said...

beautiful project!!Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh dear Jacque, I am really sorry to hear that you have been so unwell, I hope you continue to feel better.
Your creations are wonderful. I lvoe the sweet image and the papers and details are totally gorgeous.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Take care
Hugs Sue

Sandra H said...

Oh wow isn't she just the most beautiful image ever!! dressed and coloured so perfectly xx

Rene Stansell said...

Crikey Jacque you have been sick, get well soon!!!! I love your card and little Bella Sole. Thanks for the chance to win.
RENE FROM OZ xo

Ea Christiansen said...

Totally love your creations - super nice.
Hugz
Ea

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Jacque!!!

Os selos da Elisabeth Bell são fantásticos !!! Lindos de viver!!! Seus trabalhos estão muito maravilhoso.

Beijos

julieprice3 said...

Sorry to hear you've been unwell, hope you're back to shaking your tail feather very soon, Love the card display such a gorgeous image, beautifully done
Hugs Julie P

Tami G said...

ooo those colors you used are super sweet... so lovely..

Rosalee said...

Love your gift set Jacque and love that everything matches up. Hope you feel better soon too and thanks for the chance at winning that cute stamp. Someone is going to be really lucky.
Hugs, Rosalee

Carla S. said...

Sorry you've been so sick, Jacque! I hope you feel better very soon! Your card and desk set are gorgeous! Wonderful image and details! Thanks so much for the chance at the Sweet Stuff!

Maria Therese said...

Wow what a stunning project ♥♥

skimmia said...

She looks sweet.
Thanks for the chance to enter the draw.

Yvi said...

just beautiful, love the soft colours!

Nikki said...

Love looking at your cards and this one is just so delicate and it's amazing that you made a whole gift set out of it WOW!!!
hugs Nikki

Rhonda Miller said...

What an amazing set. I just love how you've done all of these.

Mateja Povše said...

Beautiful project! Thank you for sharing :)

mags said...

Such beautiful projects Jacque.
Hope you are feeling better soon and thanks for the chance to win some sweet stuff.
Mags
x

Kobie Fouché said...

Hope you feeling on top of the world soon...lovely creations...
Hugs Kobie

alethea said...

This is absolutely beautiful Jacque!!! Love the colours you have used!! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous creations with us over on the new Elisabeth Bell world facebook page!!! Also thanks for the chance to win!! HUgsxx

Denise Goeldner said...

Fab creation love it and thanks for the lovely chance to win hugs xx

JoanneO said...

Glad you are feeling better! Love this image and how you colored her. Great project. I would not have thought to do this to bought items. I think I will be looking at things like this differently from now on. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kelly Schelske said...

What a gorgeous set Jacques!!

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Oi, Jacque!
Seu trabalho ficou maravilhoso!
Parabéns e muito obrigada por mais esta doce oportunidade!

Abraços,
Fabiana.

Lynne said...

Beautiful set of crafts. The new images are adorable. Love them all.

Dea said...

She's lovely, you showcased her beautifully.

Dea

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the sweet thing image! Thanks for a chance to win her!

Márcia Kamano said...

Seu projeto esta lindo, como sempre Jacque!

Obrigada pela oportunidade!
abraços do Brasil

manuela said...

ciao jacque.
che lavorone il tuo progetto appena pubblicato... molto bello e impegnativo.

:D complimenti

(io mi stufo a fare le cose in serie. Ho bisogno di cambiare... hai tutta la mia ammirazione per questo splendido set scrivania con corredo vario !! )

<3

Il timbro, daltra parte, è bellissimo e meritava tanto impegno.

Un bacione

manu

Mary Lou said...

OMG what a gorgeous set Jacque and while you were sick??? Unbelievable dear lady!!!!! Love the new Whimsy release images!!!!!! Get better real soon
Hugz of thanks

Jo4Him said...

What an adorable desk set-I'm sure some lucky girl will be thrilled to receive this. Very creative. Thanks for sharing. So sorry you have been so sick.

Sylvie said...

Erstmal wünsche ich dir gute Besserung und baldige Genesung!
Das Set welches du gezaubert hast ist wunderschön.Die Farbwahl türkis + rosa einfach traumhaft.Und was du alles gewerkelt hast wow,so viel Arbeit hast du dir gemacht,doch das Ergebnis ist phänomenal.Ich bin hin und weg so etwas schönes + aufwendig gearbeites sieht man eher selten.Ganz lieben Dank,dass du uns eine solch schöne Arbeit gezeigt hast.
Big hugs,Sylvie :O)

n@tie said...

This is a very beautiful card!!

Sanna Saksija said...

Lovely image and great project! A lovely idea to use a detail from the card image in the tags.

Anreda said...

Beautiful set!! Love the image and the beautiful colors. Such a great details :)
Big Hugs, Anreda

lucretia said...

Charming stamp and thanks for the chance to win.

cat said...

Love what you have created with this beautiful image.
Thank you for the chance to win her.

cat s.

Jopie said...

beautiful creation i love it.
hugs jopie

Vick said...

Beautiful work as always darling Jac, and as generous as always, hugs hun vick xxx
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Piglet said...

Lovely colours, they really make me think of spring :D

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
you've done a lot of work it those gorgeous creations, hunni, i love them all, thanks for sharing sweetie
hugs angelique

Georgei said...

wow there alot of work and so very beautiful and all so the color
thank for a chance to win
hugs

superdidine said...

As usual your card is gorgeous

kathr said...

What a great set, love the colours you have used, so fresh and springlike , love it. As always your blog gives me such wonderful inspiration. Thank you for the chance to win such wonderful candy...
Hugz Kath...xx...

The Art Town said...

Nice work set~ have a great week ahead!

loulou said...

What a great idea to upscale the desk set. Such gorgeous colouring. Sorry to hear you have been ill. Cheers Linda

Sara said...

Wonderful desk set, she is super cute.

Sonia said...

Such a sweet stamp. I love the desk set. Such a fabulous addition to any desk!

Аленький цветочек said...

Very beautiful creation i love it.
hugs
Alla

Vicky's Papers (Ardillita) said...

This is beautiful!
I love the pink roses... (I love pink and I love roses)
I would love to win the stamp :)

Vicky

Christy Designs said...

Beautiful project and stamp. Love your coloring.
Thanks for chance to win

Lenoria said...

This is such a beautiful set! I love the colors on these, feels like spring. I'm glad you are feeling better.

Gina L said...

Gorgeous set!!! Thanks for the chance to win, too. I hope you feel better soon so you can go shake your booty!!!

Ani said...

Wow! Amazing! Thanks so much for the chance to win this sweetheart! Hugs, Ani

DJ said...

Lovely. She would make a great birthday present. Mine is today! Lol

Laetitia said...

What a gorgeous set!! Love everything about it. The image is just stunning and you used such lovely springlike colours. Love it. Hope you get better soon
Laetitia xx

HildeM - Lykkelig med liten said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Hugs

fusiafscrapping said...

Fab card! Beautiful stamp.

Trish said...

Another fabulous set, and I love that image- so cute. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

Sarah said...

Wow Jacque, this set is simply stunning!

Zora said...

Sweet and lovely. Love it.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful projects and a lovely stamp.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Blessings,
Elly

Sue D said...

Wonderful desk set and such a cute little girl.

Smetanina Svetlana said...

Как красиво. Очень нежно.

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is so gorgeous, love it, and what a fbaulous gift idea I may have to borrow it ;0) huggles Pops x x x

MommyScraps said...

Jacque, this is so so so so gorgeous! What a find at Michaels with regard to the matching set! I was about to ask how you decorated the pencils but this is a GREAT find and looks BEAUTIFUL with the stamp! Thanks for sharing! :)

miatagal said...

Bella Sole collecting Daisies is so adorable. Your creations are absolutely gorgeous!Your colour combinations are so beautiful.