Sunday, June 30, 2013

Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF!!!

Happy Week, Everyone!!!! I hope you are all having a marvelous weekend!! I am still flying high this week so I hope you are as well!! I also hope that I have put together a fun Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF and that it includes some things that you would like to add to your collection!!!
 
 
 
15 Bunches of Mulberry Roses
8+ Meters of Twill Ribbon
1 Set of Fiskars Hello Friend Stamps ( 20 stamps)
1 Set of Inkadinkado Expressions Stamps (9 stamps)
1 Set of Inkadinkado Flower Sentiments Stamps (6 stamps)
 
Please let me say that I appreciate the couple of people who have let me know over the past couple of months when you have received your surprises. It is a real joy to me to know that you have received your surprises and that you like what I have sent...Please keep in mind that when you receive the prize each week that it is very meaningful when I know they are received and what you think of them!!!!! When I purchase all of the prizes and pay the unbelievable shipping costs all over the world, it makes me feel much better to know that the prizes are received!!!! Thank you!!!
 
 In order to be eligible for the prize, all you need to do is leave your info with the little Blue Froggy below. I would appreciate your being one of my followers and would hope that you would share the Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF on your sidebar, although those are not requirements for entering the draw. If you don't have a blog, just skip over the URL request and leave your information. Remember that the closing each week is on Tuesday at midnight my time (ET). Be sure to check back on Wednesdays to see if you are the lucky winner...I will not be contacting the winner because many of you do not have email addresses listed.

Good Luck to Everyone!!!!
 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WINNER at Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF!!!!

 
Happy day to YOU!!!! I hope you are all having a great week! And I would like to thank everyone for the very kind and sweet comments on my last posting. Gosh!!! It is so gratifying to know that you all really do care and I am indeed humbled by your responses!!
 
Mr Random.org has made his selection for this week's winner at Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF for the two gift certificates----one for Wild Orchid Crafts and one for Whimsy Stamps---two of my very favorite shops!!!!
 
AND
 
the WINNER this week is.....
 
 
Congratulations, Annette!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know that you have claimed your prize and send me an email before 8 AM ET on Friday, June 28 so that I can your GCs to you right away!!
 
Big hugs to everyone and remember the next Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF will be posted at midnight ET on Saturday night right here!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

I WON!!!! I WON!!!!

This win has absolutely nothing to do with crafting or DTs or paper creations, BUT rather with Life After Breast Cancer and the quality of LIFE in general!!!! Gosh, I have to share with all of my FOLLOWERS something that I am very proud of and an anecdote to let you all know that there is LIFE after breast cancer. For those of you who have followed me through all of my rehab after surgeries, chemo, and radiation and enough steroids to choke a Clydesdale horse, I just have to share my latest excitement.

In December 2012 at my regular follow-up at the Cancer Center, I was told that it was time for me to add much more cardio and bodywork to my regimen, to continue to get the remainder of the poisons out of my body. After chemo it is typically more than a year before bones and body are ready for anything strenuous...so I was READY!!!!! My next follow-up was now at 6 months...woooohooooo!!!! In addition to all of the cancer hooplah, I also had experienced a very painful torn rotator cuff which meant more steroids. Jacque was puffed up to the point that I didn't even recognize myself...hahahah

So in January of this year I was ready for a new----back to the original ME---prior to breast cancer!!! I went back to the Fitness Fusion Gym in Hendersonville and talked with most knowledgeable, understanding, and caring personal trainer in this universe, Jennifer Sargeant-Byrd, who suggested that I begin with the exceptionally fun cardio program of Zumba. I asked, "What in the heck is Zumba???" But on January 7, I began my Zumba adventure with the multi-talented and inspirational LaRonda Dupuis and I can honestly say that from that very first class I was addicted to shaking my tailfeathers, although quite slowly at first....haha..I claimed the back row as my very own so that nobody could check out the oldest member of the class and see how slowly her tailfeathers moved....Big smile!!!!

The members at Fitness Fusion were all invited to participate in a 2 month CHALLENGE, from April 15 - June 15, based upon inches/pounds lost as well as a complete formula developed by Jen and Lo to determine complete body improvement. Like a lunatic, I joined in and paid the entrance fee and knew that this was my opportunity to take the challenge VERY seriously. I would attend EVERY Zumba class that a body could endure!! I would take on 2 hours of personal training each week with Jen, the toughest trainer alive (Quasimodo and drill instructor all rolled into one...hahahahah) and 2 hours of toning with Lo (who was not much easier, believe me)!! I would attend every 3 hour Zumba party in the area!! I would take an active part in Master Classes!! I would participate in Core classes!! I would give up sugar and libations for 2 months!!!! AND I WOULD WIN!!!!!

NOTE: In May I went back to the Cancer Center for the next follow-up and I had lost 18.5 pounds since January so something was working....Yippppeeeee!! My cancer markers were fine and dandy, my Vitamin D level was great...and all of those other tests were wonderful as well. Needless to say I remain the Poster Child at the Cancer Center....SMILES!!!!!!!

Back to the Challenge....at final weigh-in and measuring (with a lot of nervousness and trepidation, I might add) I had lost 17 pounds in the 2 months (a total loss of almost 30 pounds since January!!!!) My body fat had decreased significantly, muscle mass increased, visceral fat decreased, and I lost 6.5 inches around my waist....AND the metabolic age for this OLD 66 year old woman is now at 37 years!!! Woooohoooooo!!! And that means that now I am shaking my tailfeathers so fast and furiously that who knows what the future holds...hahahahahah

 
and YESSSSSSSSSS, I WON THE CHALLENGE!!!!! I feel healthier than I have in a very long time and YES there is a life after breast cancer!!!! Hugs to all of you for your continuing support of me...and a special thank you to the best Zumba Instructor in the world, LaRonda Dupuis...and to the most incredible personal trainer anywhere, Jennifer Sargent-Byrd!! I love you both and appreciate so much what you both have done for me!!!! Now, you can both be a little easier on me.....wink wink!!!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF!!!!!

Happy Day, Everyone!!! I hope that you are having a delightful weekend and are enjoying each and every moment of it!!
 
I didn't have alot of time this week to go over to the cottage house to put together some SWEET STUFF but I came up with an idea that I think everyone will enjoy!!!! So what do you think of this one???? Gift Certificates from two of my very favorite shops!!!!!
 
$25 Whimsy Gift Certificate
 
1 -  $25 Whimsy Stamps Gift Certificate which can be used for anything in the shop your heart desires......
 
 
and
 
 
1 - $20 Wild Orchid Crafts Gift Certificate to be used for anything in the shop
 
Please note that you will have to pay shipping because it is not included in the GCs!!!
 
In order to be eligible for the prize, all you need to do is leave your info with the little Blue Froggy. I would appreciate your being one of my followers and would hope that you would share the Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF on your sidebar, although those are not requirements for entering the draw. If you don't have a blog, just skip over the URL request and leave your information. Remember that the closing each week is on Tuesday at midnight my time (ET). Be sure to check back on Wednesdays to see if you are the lucky winner...I will not be contacting the winner because many of you do not have email addresses listed.
 
Good Luck to Everyone!!!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

WINNER of Sylvia Zet Wee Stamps SWEET STUFF!!!

Happy day to everyone!! Thank you all so very much for dropping by and leaving such sweet and kind comments during the Sneak Peek of the new Whimsy Stamps which were released this week.
 
 
 
So the winner of the SWEET STUFF from Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamp fame is.......
 
 
 
 
Congratulations, Brigitte! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know you have claimed your prize and send me an email of your preference before Sunday, June 23 at 8 AM ET.
 
Hope to see you all again real soon! Remember that the next Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF will be posted at midnight ET on Saturday night! Until then, Big Hugs!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WINNER!!!! WINNER!!!!

Happy, happy day to everyone! I hope that you are all enjoying a magnificent week! I know that I am and I am enjoying each and every moment---even my dental appointment...hahahah
 
We have a couple of winners to announce since Mr Random.org has finished his work for today..... but first, I would like to thank all of you for your visits and hope you will want to come by often!!!
 
This week's winner of Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF which is posted each Saturday evening at midnight ET is.....
 
 
AND
 
The winner of the little Wee Ruby SWEET STUFF is......
 
 
Congratulations to Jennifer and Simone!!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know that you have claimed your prize and send me an email with your mailing information before Friday, June 21 at 8 AM ET so that I can get your prizes out to you right away!!
 
Hugs to all!!!
 
 
 


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Whimsy Stamps June Release Sneak Peek Blog Hop and SWEET STUFF!!

Hello and welcome to the

Whimsy Stamps June Release Sneak Peak Blog Hop!


Today the Whimsy DT and our June Special Guest, Gina, are kicking off our June release by sharing sneak peeks of some of the brand new Wee Stamps, Kenny K and Momas Collection stamps that will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store TOMORROW!

For those of you who are new to Whimsy Stamps, we hold a 3-day new release event each month: a Sneak Peek Blog Hop on the day before the release (today), a Release Day Blog Hop on release day (tomorrow), and finally a Review Day Blog Hop the day after the release. 

Each blog hop has a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw! To be entered into today's 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 Friday.

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

Ann Vento
Bev Rochester
Debbie Eastman
Heidy Blom
Iris Wiechmann
Jacque Beddingfield - that's ME!!!
Mariska van der Veer
Gina Landis (June Special Guest)

And here is my card and little wall hanging for today.....

 
I used the absolutely precious little Wee One designed by the incomparable artist Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps. The link is for the rubber stamp at the Whimsy Stamp shop but you can also get the image as a digi at Sylvia's shop right HERE.
 
 
 For the card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the gingham DP can be found on the sidebar of the blog of my dear and talented friend Bev Rochester right HERE. Thanks, Bev!! The sweet image was colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding a bit of Prisma Glitter. I used some dainty pre-gathered lace to surround the image and a satin ribbon for the horizontal. The sentiment is from the Welcome Baby Sentiments set designed by Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps. To finish the front I added some little baby bottles to the corners.
 
The inside of the card is quite simple--I merely added some little baby themed buttons to the jotting spot.
 
The little wall hanging was quick as a wink and certainly not creative but I think it is kinda cute. I found the little pink gingham outfit at some shop in California when I was at CHA last year. I just placed it on a hanger (which I think is from Crafty Secrets), computer generated a sentiment, Welcome Wee One, added a couple more baby bottles and a touch of ribbon. How quick and easy was that!!!!!
 
SWEET STUFF!!!!!
 
 
The lovely Sylvia Zet is providing today's SWEET STUFF for one of my commenters!!! How sweet is that!!! The winner will receive ONE rubber stamp OR THREE digi stamps from the WEE collection. The choice is up to the winner!!! Just leave a comment on this posting and the winner will be selected on Friday of this week!! Good Luck, Everyone!!!

 

Don’t forget to stop by the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the full reveal of our brand new release and to take part in our New Release Blog Hop! Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Wee Ruby at Wild Orchid Challenge!

 
A very happy Monday to everyone! I trust that you all had a fabulous weekend and are ready for a splendid week. Our weather has been quite warm and humid with thunderstorms almost every evening and night...but that is so much better for me than SNOW!!!!
 
For this fortnight at the Wild Orchid Challenge our challenge is to use PINS and/or BRADS!!! We would love for you to come over and join in with us where there is always a wonderful prize from the Wild Orchid Crafts shop for some lucky participant!!!
 
For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the DP is from the MME Memorable paper pad. The absolutely darling image I have used is sweet Ruby designed by the very talented Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps. It looks as though she is sold out for the moment at Whimsy but she is certainly available as a digi from Sylvia right HERE. She was colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding a wee touch of Stardust Stickles to the lace on her blouse. For the left vertical I used a satin ribbon topped with a lovely Net Lace from WOC along with a Large Pearl Brad for the center of the double bow. All of the flowers, pearls, and pins are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I have used Small Gardenias, Cosmos Daisies, Chrysanthemum, and Sweetheart Blossoms. You can see that I also used some Heart Pins and some Decorative Crown Pins, finishing the front of the card with Self-Adhesive Pearls.
 
 
For the inside of the card I merely used the same DP from the front adding a couple of satin bows and a Heart Charm.
 
And for the back of the card, I used just some leftover snippets of DP with my personalized stamp.
 
I hope you like my little creation and will decide to come on over to Wild Orchid Challenge and show us how you use PINS and/or BRADS!
 
SWEET STUFF!!!!
 
Oh my goodness...I was just looking through my STUFF and found an extra little Ruby who is desperately searching for a new home!!!! If you would like to adopt her (she will be travelling with some other goodies to her new home), please just leave a comment on this posting and I will announce on Wednesday who the winner is...
 
Thank you so much for dropping by today and I would love to know what you think of my little Ruby. Have a wonderful week and I hope to see you back real soon! Tomorrow is the Peek Day for the new Whimsy Collection so you know there will be a touch of SWEET STUFF for someone!! Until the next time, I send BIG HUGS!!

 
 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF!!!

 
Happy Day, everyone!!!! Gosh...this is my favorite day of the week when I can announce a new Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF and hope you like it well enough to want to participate!!! So without further ado, let's see if it might be something you would like!!!!
 
 
20 Bunches of Mulberry Roses
3 Packs of MS Holiday Brads
1 Set of K&Co Adhesive Chipboard (14 pieces)
1 Set of Inkadinkado Patterned Birds and Bugs ( 8 stamps)
 
In order to be eligible for the prize, all you need to do is leave your info with the little Blue Froggy. I would appreciate your being one of my followers and would hope that you would share the Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF on your sidebar, although those are not requirements for entering the draw. If you don't have a blog, just skip over the URL request and leave your information. Remember that the closing each week is on Tuesday at midnight my time (ET). Be sure to check back on Wednesdays to see if you are the lucky winner...I will not be contacting the winner because many of you do not have email addresses listed.
 
Good Luck to Everyone!!!
 
Remember that this is a prize that is available every Saturday at midnight and on Monday is a new Wild Orchid Challenge contest and on Tuesday I will be making a Whimsy Posting for the New Release!!!! Oh boy!!! I hope you will come by and see what's happening here!!!
 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

WINNER at Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF!!!

 
Happy Day everyone!!! I have to share with you that I have no idea what happened to this week so far and I apologize for being late with this winner...but Mr Random.org has made his selection and the WINNER is.........
 
 
 
Congratulations, Rhonda! Please leave a comment on this posting and email me your mailing information before Saturday, June 15, at 8 AM ET so that I can get your prize out to you right away!!
 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF!!!

 
Happy Day to everyone!!! I hope you are having a marvelous weekend and that each moment of your weekend is fun and exciting!!! Likewise I hope that you will enjoy what I have put together for this week's Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF and will want to play along to see if this is your lucky week!!!!
 
 
14 Bunches of Mulberry Flowers
1 Tim Holtz Bigz Die - Heart Wings
1 Set of Tim Holtz Christmas Adornments
1 Set Kaisercraft Flowers
1 Set MS Brads
I Set MM Metal Butterflies
1 Set K&Co Metal Art
1 Set Autums Leaves Ticket Stamps
 
In order to be eligible for the prize, all you need to do is leave your info with the little Blue Froggy. I would appreciate your being one of my followers and would hope that you would share the Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF on your sidebar, although those are not requirements for entering the draw. If you don't have a blog, just skip over the URL request and leave your information. Remember that the closing each week is on Tuesday at midnight my time (ET). Be sure to check back on Wednesdays to see if you are the lucky winner...I will not be contacting the winner because many of you do not have email addresses listed.
 
Good Luck to Everyone!!!!
 
 
 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WINNER!!! WINNER!!!

Hello, everyone, and I hope you are well into a marvelous week. I would like to thank you all so much for visiting and for participating in my SWEET STUFF. Remember that I will have another Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF posting on Saturday at midnight and I hope it will again be something that you would like! Mr Random.org has selected the the two winners for this week....
 
First, the winner at Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF for the $30 gift certificate to Wild Orchid Crafts is......
 
 
AND
 
The winner of the darling Flower Fairies surprise is.....
 
 
Congratulations to Petra and Kelly! Please leave a comment on this posting and send me your mailing information before Friday, June 7, so that I can get your prizes to you right away!!
 
Until the next time, Big hugs to all!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, June 3, 2013

Nothing Is Cuter Than Flower Fairies with SWEET STUFF!!!!

 
Happy Day, Everyone and welcome to June! Gosh it has been so long since I made a real posting and with the new month I have gangbusters to share with you! I hope that you have all had a delightful weekend and are ready for a splendid week.
 
Today is the first day for the next Wild Orchid Challenge where we were asked to use Lots of Layers---how fun is that!!!! And we would love to see all of you this fortnight where you can be assured that there will be a marvelous prize for some lucky participant! So come on over and join in with us!!!
 
I have also been invited to be the Whimsy Guest Designer for the month of June at Wee Stamps so I would love for you to visit me HERE!
 
To use Lots Of Layers along with Wee Stamps was my inspiration for making this card and gift bag set!!
 
 
All of the images and sentiments are from the Flower Fairies set designed by the quintessentially talented Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps. Gosh, it is so handy having darling images and sweet sentiments all in one set!! I have also used DP from the Kaisercraft Secret Admirer paper pad and the base and all double matting is by Bazzill. The sweet images were colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding touches of Prisma Glitter and Stardust Stickles. For the double verticals on the card I also used another wonderful Whimsy product, Lovely Tape, which is available in so many styles. I added a pearl trim to the left side and some single pearls to the corners. The flowers and pins are all from Wild Orchid CraftsPearl Heart Shaped Pin, 1 1/4" Cottage Rose, 1" Cottage Roses, and Hip Rosebuds. The double bow is two kinds of organza ribbon.
 
I used some white pre-gathered lace and more organza bows to finish the top of the gift bag....
 
 
And on the back I added a cut from the Fairy Silhouette Die designed by Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps which I covered in Prisma Glitter.
 
And now how about some.....
 
SWEET STUFF!!!!
 
I have an extra set of these absolutely darling Flower Fairies who are looking high and low for a new home! They will be traveling to their new home with some other wee surprises! If you would like to be in for the draw, just leave a comment below and the new owner will be selected this Wednesday, June 5! Good Luck!!
 
Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope to see you again real soon. Until the next time I send big hugs!!
 
 
 
 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF!!!!

Happy Day to everyone!! I hope that you have all had a wonderful week and are enjoying your weekend!! This week for me has been one filled with so many responsibilities and crazy happenings that I am almost glad to be in the weekend also! Everyday is usually a weekend for me but this week has been an incredible one....sigh!!!
 
I haven't had time to put together a package but I have something which I feel sure that anybody and everybody would like to win since we all have a special affinity for Wild Orchid Crafts and the products they have in the shop!!!!
 

 
In order to be eligible for the prize, all you need to do is leave your info with the little Blue Froggy. I would appreciate your being one of my followers and would hope that you would share the Jacque's Sunday SWEET STUFF on your sidebar, although those are not requirements for entering the draw. If you don't have a blog, just skip over the URL request and leave your information. Remember that the closing each week is on Tuesday at midnight my time (ET). Be sure to check back on Wednesdays to see if you are the lucky winner...I will not be contacting the winner because many of you do not have email addresses listed.
 
Good Luck to everyone!!!! Big hugs!!! And be sure to watch out for Monday right here for yet another surprise!!!!