Whimsical Wednesdays Giveaway - Magazine Flowers

Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!!!

Whimsy: A quaint or fanciful quality!

First of all lets congratulate the winner of last weeks Chippy Chippy Chip Board giveaway.

Drumroll Please!!

AND the winner is....Comment #3

Congrats to : Shirley you are the winner of the Chippy Chippy Chip board giveaway!!! Please email me your address and color preference!

NOW On this this weeks AWESOME giveaway!

GO GREEN!! Recycled Materials - Magazine Flowers!

This week I am giving away a set of my new Magazine flowers. I make these from old magazines I no longer read. I really hated throwing them out right at the mail box. Surely there had to be some use for them. Here They are!! Because of the colorful arrays of magazine pages these little flowers vary in color size and shape! You can purchase these in This shop!!

You have a couple of options to WIN!!
* Post a comment and automatically enter to win!
Bonus Entries (submit a separate comment for each extra bonus entry with links)
*Post one Item you like from My Art/Card Shop
* post one item you like from My Jewelry Shop
*Post a link to this blog on your blog
Be sure to post your email address and GOOD LUCK!!!

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Etsy Store Feature : Monsters & Cuties

Welcome to Monsters & Cuties shop!!

All the items are hand made and one of a kind.
♥♥ Made with Love ♥♥

More of my Job.
♥ www.monstersncuties.wordpress.com
♥ www.flickr.com/mostros

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A short interview with the artist:

What inspires you?
I'm inspired in every day life, and my plushies like monsters are 100% imagination.
Most are inspired in animals, but the I don't have limits.

What is your favorite thing you have ever made?
I Love the cats, and my favorite in this moment is the shiny octopus.
But i love all my pieces.

What is your favorite material/medium/supply?
I Love to use natural fibers and cotton, for the wearables like wallets and bags, but my plushies are made in polar fleece, i love it cause is softly.

AND To announce the winner of last weeks Jacaranda feature and giveaway!


Forest Creations!!!
Remember to enter to win in the whimsical Wednesday giveaway and the Saturday creative challenge to win more prizes! Good luck to all! And congrats to Forest Creations!

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Saturday Creative Challenges : Reduse, Reuse, Recycle, UPCYCLE

Welcome to a new feature on my blog Saturday Creative challenges! Every other Saturday I will post a challenge, there will be a prize related to the challenge. I will also feature the artist donating the prize! SO Contact me if you would like to contribute to future challenges!


Create something made from something you would be throwing away. It could be anything, candy wrappers, newspapers, cellophane, or milk jugs. Create something new out of your trash!! You will have two weeks to complete your submissions. Post either a link or a photo link in comments and you will be entered to win!

On to the best part of this challenge! THE PRIZE!!!

My friends over at Craft Twins are donating any one of their reusable sandwich bags in their shop to the winner of this challenge!

Please make sure you look around their shop! They have a marvelous selection of reusable items!

Here is a little bit about them!

We are twin sisters that have been sewing professionally for over 30 years. We take great pride in giving our customers an excellent product at a reasonable price and fast service.

We are introducing reuseable items so we can help save our planet. Please check them out and help make a difference. More re-useable items will be added.

Items are already made that are listed and ready to be shipped to you the same day payment has been received.

Please check back often as we will be adding new items frequently.

All items come from a pet and smoke-free home.

Custom Orders Welcomed!!!!!

Please feel free to convo with us for anything. We check our e-mail regularly.

Thanks for stopping by

Lillian & Linda

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Whimsical Wednesdays Giveaway - Chipy Chippy Chip board

Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!!!

Whimsy: A quaint or fanciful quality!

First of all lets congratulate the winner of last weeks Party set giveaway.

Drumroll Please!!

Congrats to : AngelFabs You are the winner of the Party set! Please email me your address and color preference!

NOW on to this weeks awesome giveaway!

Chippy Chippy Chip Board!
There are over 100 pieces of chip boardy goodness in this awesome giveaway! AND whats better than letters! These squares are versatile and can be used many times over as either stencils of just a larger letter block on your creation! The photos are just a small sample of what is in this giveaway! There are MANY MANY letters! Full alphabet! Very few letters used! They are Lil Davis designs! I will use a random number generator to choose the winner.

You have a couple of options to WIN!!
* Post a comment and automatically enter to win!
Bonus Entries (submit a separate comment for each extra bonus entry with links)
*Post one Item you like from My Art/Card Shop
* post one item you like from My Jewelry Shop
*Post a link to this blog on your blog
Be sure to post your email address and GOOD LUCK!

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NEW LISTINGS and a NEW banner!

First in the Jewelry Shop I have relisted some wonderful items as well as a new Hair accessory! I also have a new banner!!

This is the Flora Snap Barrette Just listed today!It features a lovely silk flower embellished with Flower beads and sterling silver.

This lovely bracelet was just relisted today. It features beautiful African Jade round beads, and sparkling Smoke colored Swarovski Crystal. It is adorned with sterling silver findings. It is absolutely beautiful to wear! It is a must have, go with anything, wear anywhere piece!

This lovely bracelet was also relisted today. It is called the midnight calm. The reason for its name is because of the stones that adorn it. First is blue gold stone a lovely sparkling deep blue stone. Next is Hematite, a seemingly rare stone these days, it is known for its grounding and calming characteristics. It is adorned with sterling silver.

Now In my Art/Card shop I have listed two of the fabulous jewelry boxes and two new cards!

This lovely and elegant all occasion card is very simple while giving the illusion of a complicated card. It has a simple message with simple embellishments. Its 3d appearance will dazzle!

The Bliss card is another all occasion, go to anyone, for any reason kinda card. Its classic and elegant, yet fun and vibrant.

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Etsy Store Feature : Jacaranda Designs & A Giveaway!!

Jacaranda Designs

Welcome to my jewelry garden! Two of my passions, gardening and creating jewelry come together here at Jacaranda Designs, my Etsy shop. My designs are sassy, fun and playful but also elegant. You can find necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and hair posies.

Many wedding / bridal designs plus Mothers Day gifts!

*** Please read the POLICIES section thoroughly before purchasing items.

For instructions on how to redeem Jacaranda Designs coupons, please see POLICIES section. Check out my BLOG at http:/jacarandagal.blogspot.com


A Short Interview with the Artist!

What inspires you?
I'm inspired by the colors in the natural environment that surrounds us. I love gardening and take loads of photos of my flowers and others each spring, summer and fall. When I'm creating jewelry, I often go back and look at many of these shots and draw inspiration from the hues, shades and shapes.

What is your favorite thing you have ever made?
Wow. That's a tough question. I'm biased as I love almost everything I make. Those pieces of jewelry that don't end up the way I had wanted end up not making it to my website. I think I'd have to say the Love Is In The Air Silver Love Knot Bracelet. I made one for myself and every time I wear it people comment on it.

What is your favorite material/medium/supply?
I enjoy working with all forms of beads and beading materials but I think I'd have to say Japanese Miyuki and Toho beads. That is the type of bead I used for the Love Knot Bracelet. They come in so many different colors and they retain their color over the years.

This Artist is sponsoring a Giveaway!! All comment posts to this feature will be entered in a chance to win the spectacular earrings pictured above! Names will be drawn on April 25th at 11:59 pm

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Two new Barrettes in my Jewelry shop!

These cute barrettes are a must have in any girls hair accessory collection

Pink Flower Clip

Blue Crocheted flower Barrette

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New Jewelry Boxes

So the pictures are horrible! I am going to get better ones before they go up in my shop but I HAD TO SHARE THEM! They are so adorable! These are the next in my vintage story book line First we have:

Vintage Story Book Collection
-Jack and Jill - Up the hill

Vintage Story Book Collection
- Boy Sleeping

Vintage French Design Mini Box

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Whimsical Wednesdays Giveaway - Party Set

Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!!!

Whimsy: A quaint or fanciful quality!

Today I want to start off by announcing the winner of last weeks giveaway! DRUMROLL PLEASE!!

Comment# 16 wins the lot!! CONGRATS TO The Lemon Drop Tree
Veiw her BLOG here
OR her Etsy shop here!
Please email me your address and I will send your prize out!!

Its summer its time to have parties! PARTIES IN THE SUN!!
Who wants store bought invites when you can make your own unique invitations!!! NOT ME!! Thats why I created this Party Set. It includes 8 Cards and envelopes blank for you and/or your child to decorate together and 8 party bags! The cards measure 4x4 and the envelopes and bags are relatively close to the same size. This item is also for sale in my Etsy Shop! If you dont win Pick up your own here!

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Etsy Store Feature : The Royal Details 4/12

"TheRoyalDetails's Shop Announcement The Royal Details crafts handmade baby items from the Booty Duty diaper travel kit to cozy blankets, bibs, burp cloths, hair bows and much more!

I also welcome custom orders!"

This is what this Artist had to share with me:

What inspires you?

My friends! Since I don't have children of my own I love to create unique and personal gifts for my friends and their babies. I actually got back into sewing just over 2 years ago when my God Child was born. I created the Booty Duty Diaper Travel Case as a gift for my good friend, the mother of my God Child.

What is your favorite piece you have ever created?
My favorite item is my Booty Duty. It is entirely my own design and I have tweaked it along the way. My most recent revisions was at the end of last year I changed it to better accommodate cloth diapers. I noticed the use of cloth diapers was becoming more popular and I had a Mom that used cloth diapers but wanted a slightly larger Booty Duty to fit them better, viola the improved Booty Duty was born! The other thing I love about the Booty duty is all the positive feedback I get from parents, they really do love it!

What is your favorite supply/material to work with?
This is a hard one. I have a serious fabric addiction. I am at the fabric stores pretty much every week and I always fall in love with something new! However, making baby products it is hard to imagine a product line without the wonderfully soft Minky fabrics. One of my other favorite fabrics right now is the Summer lemons pattern on this Booty Duty: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23503600 It just makes me think of summer and sipping lemonade.

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Whimsical Wednesdays Giveaway - Whimsy Kit

Happy Whimsical Wednesdays Everyone! Im starting today off right with an awesome giveaway. Today and every Wednesday I will be giving away a whimsical prize!!! Todays prize is this awesome Kit full of whimsy. When I am creating things and I find that I am unhappy with the finished product I say to myself "I need some whimsy!" I have a drawer FULL of these types of treasures. They are fun colorful and add just the right touch for me! These baubles and embellishments are also great for clustering on your scrapbook pages. There are 101 uses for such things as these, and today I am giving them away to ONE lucky comment maker! SO Post your comments AND next Whimsical Wednesday I will post the winner AND the next give away!

(calendar background paper not included)

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Stay tuned for some GREAT new features on my blog!

FIRST Starting April 12th I will do an Etsy Featured Artist Every Sunday! Check back Sunday to see who is the lucky first feature!

SECOND Starting TOMORROW!!! I am going to do a weekly give away! It will be a cacophony of random things! Prepare yourselves! EVERY Wednesday! SO STAY TUNED!

THIRD I am going to start arranging CRAFTY challenges On saturdays Are you up to the Challenge?

Keep watching closely for the new features!

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New listings in my card shop

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be creating again! I feel whole and alive! I created so many new cards I have a stack still to list! BUT Here is what I listed last night! Click each photo to go to the listing on Etsy! OR browse my shop at http://delightfuldeceits.etsy.com

Thinking of you
Vintage Ephemera Mom card

You're superb Mom CardLove Adore - Romantic Card

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On the mend...sortof...

My absence started slowly by me returning back to work and having NO time to do the things I love. It has slowly deteriorated into a very long illness. I am starting to feel better after nearly needing a blood transfusion in January. Though I will soon have to go in for surgery so I will be back down again for a while. The details are pretty graphic about my illness so I wont go into them here, but the pain has been mostly unbearable for many months. Between November and February I hardly got out of bed. Since March I have been able to get out of bed and sit on the couch with heating pads and pillows propped all around me. Just this last two weeks I have felt well enough to do an hours worth of house work and sit at the computer. I am excited to be back but It will be short lived I will be down again for 6 weeks after the surgery. Hopefully I will be able to use a laptop still!

In other news I started writing a book in my boredom. While I was in bed I had a lap top I could use and it has just filled me with joy to see something in my mind come to life. I dont know if it will ever be published, but those that have read it are blown away. Im not even half way through it but I am very excited about every page I finish, every plot twist and every word. I am in love with my charactors to the point where I cried for a day when I discovered I had to kill one...

I have also reopened both of my Etsy shops so please check them out! And thanks for reading!

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