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Monday, June 6, 2011

I'm Such a Lucky Girl! I'm the June Guest Designer For Wild Orchid Crafts! BLOG CANDY Too! ;)

Hi Everyone!
When sweet Bev Rochester asked me to be the June Guest Designer for Wild Orchid Crafts challenge blog, I jumped at the opportunity! I LOVE their flowers and now they are adding lots of new embellishments too! So exciting!
Paul and Siri sent me a large package of beautiful flowers to play with. Just look at all of these goodies! 
 Told ya... I'm a LUCKY GIRL! :)

Bev asked me to make 4 projects and I'll be sharing two of them today. The first one is from a sketch for today's challenge over @ Wild Orchid Crafts challenge blog. I am in the middle of remolding a guest room so I killed a couple of birds with one stone. Instead of a card I used the sketch to create a wall hanging in colors to match my new paint scheme.
Here is the sketch...

 Here is my wall hanging...


I used some Glimmer Mist on the ribbon.
The papers are all from Discount Card Stock. They are: Bazzill Swiss Dots in Grape Jelly and Clover Leaf, White Prismatic, and the leaves are punched from Posh Green Crepe.
The sentiment was made on my computer, I stitched a leaf boarder with my sewing machine and added some Ranger Liquid Pearls.

My second project is also for my new guest room. It's a simple way to pretty up a candle. I just added some Wild Orchid Crafts Roses and the same ribbon as above (without adding Glimmer Mist), a few punched leaves and presto change-o...the candle has a much prettier presentation! ;)


I am so excited to be "guesting" for Wild Orchid Crafts, that I thought I would offer up a wee bit of blog candy. I have pulled some assorted flowers (6 dozen)  from my cherished stach of Wild Orchid Crafts pretties to give to one lucky winner. PS...I hate shipping half empty boxes so I will add as many other crafty goodies as I can fit in the box!
Don't ya just LOVE surprises?  ;)


 All you have to do for a chance to win is become a follower, if you aren't already, and leave me a quick comment on this post. I will announce the winner on Monday June 27th.

Why not hop on over to the Wild Orchid Crafts challenge blog and join in on the fun challenge they have going on right now? :)
Thanks so much for dropping by!

Hugs,
True :D


102 comments:

Suzi said...

Hi True, Oh my! you are a lucky girl but so is Wild Orchid Crafts to have you. Your wall handing is adorable, you've used the flowers to perfection and that sweet candle too. I hope you have a lovely day.
Hugs
Suzi x
Ps. I'm already a follower.

Ujjwal said...

Congratulations!! Looking forward to all your beautiful creations! I am a long time follower.. thanks for a chance to win :)

Scrapthat said...

You did a beautiful job with the flowers...I would have gone "wild" if I had received a box of goodies like that! TFS

Tanya said...

Beautiful projects! I love how you used your gorgeous flowers, I always love seeing different ways to use crafting items on things other than cards.

Chris said...

Congrats True! I love the projects and the chance to win!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I do love surprises, and I love coming by and seeing your projects too! I also have some blog candy, come check it out!

Janet Z said...

Congratulations!!! What gorgeous projects you made with those stunning flowers!!

Moni said...

Congrats True, you deserve it. Fab projects, so love flowers. Hugs,moni

orit said...

congratulations. You've done great projects - I love them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gina L said...

I'm already a follower. Love your work. What a great idea to use the sketch for a wall hanging. I love what you did with the candle, too! Congrats on your GDT spot!

Crafterkhush said...

Oh my.. what a lovely collection of flowers you have...I love the candle.. It'll look awesome in the living room.. thanks for a chance to win.. Already a follower.

Hugs,
Khush

Mallika said...

yours was probably the first or second blog which i saw .. apart from my country people .. i loved it at the first site !
congrats !
you truely deserve it !
hugs
mallika
mallikakejriwal@gmail.com

Marsha said...

Congratulations! Both your projects are just beautiful. How fun to have so many flowers to work with!

Dora said...

Yay for you :) Congrats on being GD at Wild Orchid, those flowers are fabulous and your projects are gorgeous, love all the flowers on them. Thanks for the chance to win your candy. Hugs xx

Becky said...

Congratulations.. wow..These are gorgeous. How awesome to have so many flowers to play with.

Craftyanny said...

oh True ain't you lucky!!!!
Love today's creations, especially the candle. Stunning work as usual:)
Anne x

Janie Printz said...

Absolutely gorgeous !!! Both projects are stunnings creations to enhance your home. How lovely to have a chance to win some of those beautiful WOC flowers !!! Thanks for the chance to win ...
Big hugs, Janie

Margreet said...

congrats on being Wild Orchid Crafts Guest Designer...you so deserve it...both creations are gorgeous with those fab flowers....thanks for the chance to win...
xxx Margreet

Anita said...

Congrats and stunning projects!

Lena Katrine said...

Hi True :)
I'm so happy you've joined us to be WOC's GD for June, that way I got to visit your blog :)
And I'm so amazed by all your beautiful work!!! So delicate and lovely in every way :)
Thanks for visiting me - have a lovely week!
Hugs, Lena Katrine

crafterGM said...

True congrats on Wild Orchid they have some awesome flower & you have some awesome work. Thanks for chance for some great flowers Gloria M

Beautiful Greetings said...

Gorgeous projects True. Wild Orchid is lucky to have you! That wall hanging is amazing. I need to do something like that.

Tini said...

Oh True, your candle-jar is sooo beautiful! love it - love it!!!!!
Hugs Tini

THERESA said...

Congrats girl, they are so fortunate to have you, but so are you with all those totally YUMMY flowers, since doing a blog hop with WOC, i have been madly in love,lol, no really, with these flowers!!! Need i say more, you know what i mean!!
These two projects are so stunning, wow, will make such a difference in the room,love it!!
ps: love surprises too ....hehehe
lotsa luv

Neha Jain said...
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SASSYBUGSCRAPS said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! You are so talented! Your designs are just wonderful... Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us all. What a true blessing...

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, that wall hanging is fabulous, I just love it and that candle jar is gorgeous. I just love these flowers. Congrats on your GDT spot.
Hugs,
Rhonda

Becky Dunham said...

Oh my goodness True - you are lucky! and i think I am a little jealous :) These projects are so scrumptious - i want to come and visit your guest room! will you please post pics when you have it done - I am dying to see the whole room when it is finished. Purple is my favorite color and it looks like this room is going to be to die for :) Thanks so much for the chance to win these fabulous flowers - they are so gorgeous!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
congrats on your DT guest membership for june
those flowers are just gorgeous hunni
thanks you so much for the chance to win these amazing candy
i've linked it on my sidebar hun
hugs angelique

cardmaking bird said...

No way! Wow! Lucky you!! You've made two beautiful projects with your flowers - I love how you've used them on the wall hanging, just gorgeous!! Hugs, Marie xx

Luv2stamp said...

Congrats your projects are beyond beautiful!TFS your candy!

Penni said...

Wow you lucky lady being June's GDT Member for Wild Orchid Crafts - I'm so jealous LOL!!!!

You've done a fabulous job with these two creations, they really show off the flowers beautifully.

Thanks for the chance to win some pretty flowers.

Hugs
Penni
X

Divinity said...

congrats!!! :) love your project -- especially the second one! wow!!!!

Daniele said...

cograts on being a guest designer.....all those flowers look divine, I bet you was thrilled to be picked
hugs

Andrea said...

Congratulations on becoming guest designer for Wild Orchid - definitely well deserved! I love both your projects - lovely ideas for using those gorgeous flowers.
Love, Andrea xx

Debs M said...

congrats on your gdt slot, lovely projects x

skated said...

YAY Huge congratulations on being a guest designer at Wild Orchid, their flowers are simply devine. I love your 2 projects and the candle looks beautiful now, i have a friend who likes candles so maybe i will try something like this for her. Thankyou for the inspiration.

Kate xxx

Chrissy said...

Both gorgeous projects.Love the idea to pretty up a guest room.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Cecelia said...

Oh My Word! Your frame is absolutely beautiful! I will send you my "addi" so you can send my way...lol Thanks for the chance to win your yummy flowers. I love WOC!

Hugs xx
Cecelia B

I have been a happy follower for a while;0)

Kelly G said...

I love your projects! Thanks for sharing your wealth!

Dawnll said...

Congrats on being a guest! I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE Wild Orchid- I seen the sneak peek of metal and really want some of those.
Great giveaway- good luck everyone
blessings to you, Dawn ll

bluucaca said...

Love the Wall hanging and candle great job WO does have some very pretty flowers they make do a projects so much easier

Amanda R said...

Congrats and beautiful projects! Always nice to see how to use them other than on cards.

Janet said...

Congrats! What an honor and you've done WOC proud!

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

WOW True! you make things look so easy and beautiful! I wish I had 1/2 as much talent as you do in your little finger. Thanks for sharing.

Leah the Orange said...

oh WOW, True! these are BEAUTIFUL! gorgeous arrangements - i think you might have a bright future as a flower shop owner! :) thanks for sharing - i'm TOTALLY busting out my Recollections flowers tonight!

Joan V said...

Wow, what a lovely bunch of flowers. I love how you used the flowers on the candle jar. I'd love to win some flowers. Thanks for sharing.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh True! These are both gorgeous! I love the candle idea, so simple yet so effective and I think I will have to case this one from you lol :) Congrats on the GDT as well and I am sure you will enjoy all those goodies!

nantastic said...

Congrats and oh, my goodness.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

Elizabeth said...

Congrats True:) Your projects are just lovely! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Rufus said...

Oh, what a lucky gal to get all those lovelies in the mail! Love your first two projects, esp that candle!! Will be looking forward to the next two.
R/

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful! Love all the flowers! Already a follower :)

fionalawlor said...

Wow congratulations on being GDT for WOC!! They will be lucky to have you judging by your beautiful creations. The wall hanging and candle are gorgeous :) Thanks so much for a chance to enter for this yummy candy.
Fiona L x

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Wow, your wall hanging is amazing! Congrats on the Wild Orchid guest dt spot, those flowers are gorgeous!

Thanks for the chance to win, I am a long time follower :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

First of all congrats on your guest DT postion. Secondly these two projects are so gorgeous, I adore them both. I wish I could stay in your house as a guest, the room must be gorgeous.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Lillian Child said...

Simply gorgeous, True!

Janet said...

Beautiful projects Love the color scheme, gorgeous. The candle jar is beautiful those flowers are great.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Gorgeous flowers and projects! So so pretty!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Melissa said...

Your projects are just beautiful, love them!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

mzcherub2009 at att dot net

Dot said...

Congrats with the GDT spot, True. Well deserved, you maks some lovely cards.
Thank you for the chance to win some lovely candy.
hugd Dortye

Maryann said...

Oh my god, I just love the wallhanger and the flowers are amazing too. I love flowers, but I must say, I´ve never been able to make anything like this with flowers, it is soooooooooo awesome and I just really LOVES, what you´ve done here.
Thanks soo much for the chance to win all this great candy here. I´ll have it on my blog in a short while, I prommisse.

Karen L said...

Wow, your projects are just gorgeous and you really know how to use those flowers to their best advantage! Thanks for the chance to win some of my own!

kathy s said...

love the wall hanging and the sentoment is so appropriate-great projects and fantastic candy would love to win thanks for the chance

Ardilla said...

Yes, you are a lucky girl :)
Love both projects... they are so inspiring!!!!!!

Thanks for the chance with the flowers, I love flowers :)

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

Oh my goodness, such wonderful work. Totally love following your blog, even tho I aint good at commenting. But I will improve as soon as my wedding is over, then I can take that extra time...hehe

Hugs from Lilli =)
l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

Vicki Dutcher said...

They are lucky to have you GD!

Thanks for the opportunity to win some flowers! My stash is getting pretty low~

Lucy said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects. I bought some of those little flowers from Wild Orchids and sure would love more! Thanks for the chance :)

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

I am a new follower. Your work is absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing your work and ideas with us. I think Wild Orchids will be blessed by your work! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to share in your gorgeous flowers! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Jan said...

Beautiful.....all your cards and projects are so beautiful. What a wonderful gift to receive. Thanks for the opportunity. Love your site.

DebraM said...

Your work is absolutely astonishing. BEAUTIFUL!! You are a VERY talented artist. I am so impressed...:)

Jo4Him said...

What great projects; tfs. The flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts are great!

Linda said...

Congrats on your new DT assignment!! Your projects are just stunning!! I am a long time follower. Thank you for the chance to win your beautiful blog candy!!

Mim said...

Hey Trudy
Once again, love what you do.
hanks for the chance to win.

Sheila said...

Wow, love both the wall hanging and the candle - beautiful! Congrats on being chosen as a guest designer for wild Orchid. So sweet of you to do a giveaway. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks for the opportunity for such great candy. I posted it on my blog here..http://www.stamplified.blogspot.com/
and am a new follower.

I LOVE flowers! I use them on everything

thx
jenn zeeb

scrapalajen said...

Gorgeous creations and flowers True:-) You have amazing talents!

anne said...

Hey True.. congrats on being a guest Dt on Wild Orchid... i love both of these projects that you've shared with us today.. i am a follower and have placed your candy on my blog here..
-anne-

Lesli said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the way you arrange flowers on your cards and other items. They always look so rich and elegant.

Barbi said...

I do love suprises, especially ones so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents.

KarenB said...

Congrats on your GDT spot - your project is beautiful!

Rosalee said...

Hey there True. Congrats on the DT spot, you deserve it cause your work is amazing. I just love the 2 projects you made. The card is beautiful and I just adore what you did with that jar. Fabulous creations.
Great giveaway too, I would love to have a chance! I am already a follower. Thanks
Hugs, Rosalee

mommyof5kidz said...

Congrats on the GDT spot!!!! I LOVE everything you do!
AND...would love those yummy flowers!!! Gorgeousness!!!! You know i am a follower hunny bunny! :)

Neha Jain said...

hii True..

i always visit your blog as soon as i see that u have posted a new post...

n i really love to visit your blog...
this is a really huge and beautiful collection of flowers...n i love flowers...

thanks for a chance to win...
i hope u will ship to india :D if i win..

hugs..
Neha
http://stepstowardscrafting.blogspot.com/

Colleen B. said...

I love the wall hanging. I'm always looking for new decorating ideas for my projects. Thanks for the inspiration. ~HUGS~ Colleen nursecb05@yahoo.com

To Blog or not to blog said...

the card is simply breathtaking! Thanks for sharing it! p.s. I am now a follower!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Beautiful wallhanging! I love all your creations, they are all so beautiful!!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Kim said...

love both your ideas, that wall hanging is really pretty

Charming Scrapbook Designs by Charmaine said...

True you are so talented, seeing your work makes me want to work harder. Thanks for sharing.

julieodil said...

You are incredibly talented!

Iris said...

Your candle project is so cute and I love what you did with the Wild Orchid flowers. Thanks for a chance to win. Iris

isoscia at aol dot com

Susan said...

True, what you made for your guest room is AWESOME!!! so pretty ...looks store bought :)

I have nothing from Wild Orchids. (live on disability :( )
I sure would be tickled pink to win this blog candy.
Thanks for the opportunity!
Susan

I am a follower, and have been for a while.

Roni said...

you must be the Luckies woman i know! ssooo lucky, thanks for the chance to win som of those beauiful fowers. Yor work rocks to no end girl!!
Veronica
http://artfulcreatons1.blogspot.com

Annelies said...

Wow True, these creations are so beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful projects True! Love your wall hanging and your candle is ever so pretty!

Jani said...

Yeah, you're really a lucky girl!
I applied as a DT there, but I wasn't this lucky. But you deserve it! Look at these amazing projects! And all the other beautiful creations on your blog! You just flashed me! So glad I found your blog.
Thanks for the chance to win and enjoy your time as a GDT!
Jani x

Theresa said...

Hello True, I just came upon your sight via some YouTube tutorials on coloring with PrismaColor Colored Pencils. I think I may have seen your tutorial on that darling crow somewhere else...don't remember. Your coloring is amazing. I think I was asbsent in kinder when they taught that skill, because I sure don't have it!!

I don't normally follow blogs for just their candy...and I certainly didn't today either. I am following and subscribing for your work. I do love these flowers though. I may just have to purchase some.

Thanks for the great tutorials...hope to see many many more.

Take Care,
Theresa (My Sassy Cards)

Sue D said...

Beautiful floral projects--thanks for the chance to win.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Nikki said...

Beautifully Done True and thanks for sharing such beautiful flowers hugs Nikki

April said...

Your projects are awesome! I love them. The flowers are beautiful!

Mahrian said...

Hi dear! Lovely blog and sweet, sweet candy! Loooove flowers! So inspirational! Your project is really marvelous! I've posted this on my sidebar at "sorteios/candies", by date! Spreading your sweet news there! Thanks so much for the chance to participate in these lovely goodies and for it's opened to everyone in everywhere! God bless! :D Mahrian
Follower's name: Wishmade
Email: mahrianwishmade@gmail.com
Blog: http://wishmade.blogspot.com/

Kathy said...

Oh my, your things are so beautiful!!!! I have been "dying" to order from Wild Orchard Crafts, but I need to wait. I would LOVE to have all these goodies! Their things are so beautiful! Blessings! Kathy

Anniebee said...

This is a match made in heaven... True and Wild Orchid Crafts! It's wonderful for you that you get to create all sorts of beautiful things with their lovely flowers and it's wonderful for them to have you promoting their products. I picked a good time to pay you a visit, I see. I'm already a follower and want to thank you for such a fantastic opportunity to win these gorgeous blossoms.

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com