Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WINNER at Sunday Sensations from Magnolia-licious



Happy Wednesday,  Everyone!!! This event has been sponsored 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.....


15.Sinikka
 

Congratulations, Sinikka!!  Please leave a comment on this posting and email me your mailing information before Friday, February 1, at 8 AM EST so that we can get your Special Surprise to you right away!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

WINNER!!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!! And what a beautiful day it is here in the mountains...It actually feels like springtime rather than winter---but I am NOT complaining at all!!! I love it and hope there is NO MORE winter weather!!!

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on the WOC GC posting and I wish that all of you could be a winner....But we have to let Mr Random.org make his decision.....
 
So the winner of the $30 GC at my favorite shop, Wild Orchid Crafts, is.....
 
 
Congratulations, Carla!! Please leave a comment on this posting and send me your information before Thursday, January 31, at Noon EST so that I can make arrangements for you to receive your gift certaificate.

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!!




Sunday, January 27, 2013

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!!!

Have you heard about the new Magnolia-licious Facebook program?
 
 
 
If you click on any image at the shop, you will see a Facebook button below the stamp. Click on it…to start the process! How easy is that??? For more details please visit the Magnolia-licious Store!


 

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!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Whimsy Stamps January Release....and SWEET STUFF!!!

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of Whimsy Stamps January Rubber & Die Release Showcase! On Wednesday (23 January) 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 29 January 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 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 30 January.

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

Jacque - and that's ME!!!

 
 
For my card I used the darling little Polly Picnic by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps. She was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding a touch of Stardust Stickles. The base and all double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from the Dovecraft Tea Party paper pack. For the horizontal I used pink satin ribbon tied into a double flat bow and on each side of the ribbon I used Lace Tape. The flowers are Cottage Roses and Hip Rose Buds from Wild Orchid Crafts. The little cupcake diecut was designed by Jolanda Bergmans of Noor! Design and I added a pink pompon to the top. Finally I added some pearls to the upper corners.
 
Here is a view of the easel card opened...and sorry for the quality of my pictures...I am no photographer...lol
 
For the base of my card I have used a sentiment from the NEW Everyday Sliders 1 cut out with the NEW Slider 1 Die tied with more satin ribbon. The sentiment was propped up with dimensional tape to serve as a stop for the front panel. To finish the base I added more pearl trim and a couple of single pearls.
 

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!!!

My followers know that I usually have SWEET STUFF for all New Releases and this time is no different!! I just happen to have an extra darling little Polly Picnic for one of you and she will travel with a few more sweet things to keep her company on her trip.....

 
All you have to do is leave a comment before Tuesday, January 29 at midnight EST. I am thinking I will have three surprises for you during this release week and all winners will be named on Wednesday, January 30. Also, be sure to leave comments on all of the above linked blogs to win a prize from Whimsy Stamps.
 
Thank you so very much for coming by today and I hope to see you again real soon! Until then, I send big hugs to each of you!!!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

NEWS!!! Whimsy Stamps January 2013 Release!!!

 
 
Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps January 2013 rubber stamp and die release!


Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 22 fantastic new Rubber Stamps & Stamp Sets, 5 wonderful new Whimsy Shapeology Dies, a fabulous new Shape EZ by TLC template, a beautiful Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6 pack, and 2 stunning new Whimsy Prints Collection. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 29 January, the Whimsy DT and our Special January Guest, Gail Lass, 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 30 January) a 'Release Round-Up' will be posted on the Whimsy blog 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:
 
 
Gail Lass - January Special Guest
 
 
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.


Finally, here is a full reveal of the wonderful January release. Don't forget to visit today's DT and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into the draw to win a new release stamp!
[Please note that the following pictures are not to scale]



4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps Bart on St Paddy’s Day ~ Party Pig ~ Wind Beneath my Wings ~ Young Spring Fairy




4 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps Bella Sole Collecting Daisies ~ Floraline ~ Polly Picnic ~ Tilly’s Flowers




4 Kenny K rubber stamps Farmer’s Daughter ~ Frieda Flapper ~ Handyman ~ Happy Hour



2 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps Cupcake Mouse ~ Teacup Mouse




1 Sylvia Zet rubber stamp Dreamy Dragon




3 Cute 2 Ink Rubber stamp sets Furry Friendship ~ Happy Birthday To You ~ Love and Hugs



4 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets Everyday Sliders 1 ~ Friends & Family Mini Postage Stamp ~ Simply Everyday Greetings ~ You’re Invited

5 Shapeology dies Slider 1 ~ Balloon Cluster ~ Swirly Balloon Border ~ Lace Doily Corner 1 ~ Lace Doily Corner 2

 

6x6 Paper Stack In The Garden 24 sheets per pack - 12 designs, 2 of each printed on heavy weight slightly textured papers. Acid and Lignin free.
 
 
Shape EZ by TLC template Ice Cream Cone


Whimsy Prints Love and Friendship (Elisabeth Bell) ~ Sweet Valentine (Crissy Armstrong) The "Whimsy Prints Collection" are beautiful sets of hand-colored images which have been digitally reproduced and die-cut into various shapes. The "Love and Friendship" pack contains 3 sets 4 images illustrated by Elisabeth Bell and hand-coloured by Simonne Clay. The "Sweet Valentine" pack contains 3 sets of 4 images illustrated and hand-coloured by Crissy Armstrong. Whimsy Prints are printed on 100lb premium coated paper and professionally die-cut leaving smooth edges. Each pack contains 12 die-cut printed toppers.




Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release! I will be back tomorrow, Thursday, at noon EST to show you a card I have made using Elisabeth Bell's darling Polly Picnic and you know what that means....I will have one of those cuties for some lucky visitor!! Hope to see you again then!! 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, Ali, and thank you so much for showing the SUNDAY SENSATIONS logo on your blog!!!  Please leave a comment on this posting and email me your mailing information before Friday, January 25, at 8 AM EST so that we can get your Special Surprise to you right away!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Thinking Springtime!!!! And SWEET STUFF!!!!

 
A very happy Monday to YOU!! I hope you have had a magnificent weekend wherever you may be. I have heard that many of you are under bunches of snow and I am keeping my fingers crossed for sure! I am ready for Springtime and daffodils and flowers and green!!!
 
Today is my day to post over at Wild Orchid Crafts and I had Springtime and all its wonders on my mind for sure!!! It had been so very long since I had used a Bildmalarna image that this little girlie just made me smile! She is Mimosa - Guitar from the latest collection and that smile is priceless! She was stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding some yellow Pearl Pen for her buttons. The base and all double matting is Bazzill, and the floral DP is from The Scrap Cake My Private Happiness Collection (and I have NO idea where it came from) and the sheet music DP is from the BoBunny Love Letter Collection. For the horizontal I used 1" Organza Ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts. Other WOC products I used are the lovely little Daffodils (which I had never used but fell in love with) and the 1/4" Satin Ribbon to tie around the sheet music. Although Mimosa is holding a guitar (???) I used a fiddle charm to dangle from the ribbon as well as some pearl trim on two corners. On the opposite corners I used some beautiful corners from Noor! Design to cut out and emboss the diecuts. The number of this one is ART.NR. 6002/0136 and the WONDERFUL news is that all of Jolanda Bergman's lovely products for Joy! Crafts are going to be made available to wholesalers through Notions Marketing....even in the US!!!!! So tell all of your local scrapbooking stores, your favorite web shops, and your crafting shops to check them out!!! You can tell them to go to the brand Joy! Crafts and they will be able to find Jolanda's products right away!!
 
 
For the inside of my card I used the same DP and a companion fleur de lys diecut to anchor another organza bow. The number for this die is ART.NR. 6002/0134. And both of these dies are available now in the US at The Frantic Stamper. How exciting is that???? If you know of other shops in the US where these beauties can be found, please let me know in a comment!!! Thanks!!
 
I rarely participate in challenges because I have been so involved with challenges myself. But this time I would like to participate in the Bildmalarna Challenge where ANYTHING GOES.
 
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR SWEET STUFF!!!!
 
I meant to do this closer to the first of the year, but there is no time like the present for some yummy SWEET STUFF  for my FOLLOWERS! To thank you for your support and all of your many kindnesses over the years, I would like to give you all a chance for........
 

 
a $30.00 Gift Certificate to my favorite shop for all things embellishing, Wild Orchid Crafts, to be used any way you wish. I am asking that you leave your information with the little Blue Froggy and that you place the gift certificate pic on your sidebar with a link back to this posting. The closing for this opportunity is Sunday, January 27, at midnight EST. Good Luck to each of you!!!
 
 
Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope to see you again real soon. This week begins the new release at Whimsy Stamps for the month of January so check back and I'm sure you will find some more surprises for you! Until the next time, I send big hugs and best wishes for a marvelous week!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious



Happy Sunday, Everyone and Welcome to SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious for another opportunity to win a fabulous prize being offered by Diana at Magnolia-licious. Thank you so much for helping us to spread the word to all of your blogging and crafting friends about this marvelous surprise each Sunday! I'm sure you know that Magnolia-licious has the largest on-line selection in all of North America for Magnolia stamps...and of course is the home of MAGNOLIA MINI WORLD!!! The New Love Collection is in the shop and shipping...so go over and have a peek at these new little darlings!!! You will find that most of them have been colored and are much more inspirational than seeing just the line drawings of the images!!!

Have you heard about the new Magnolia-licious Facebook program?
 
 
 
If you click on any image at the shop, you will see a Facebook button below the stamp. Click on it…to start the process! How easy is that??? For more details please visit the Magnolia-licious Store!


 

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!!