Monday, March 29, 2010

Come vote for the Lollipop Guild!!!

Lesley, Kellie and I are participating in a 'battle royale' over at The Greeting Farm!!! I'm a little late posting this after my trip yesterday (more on that later) but I would love it if anyone would like to come vote for our team! We call ourselves the Lollipop Guild and here is our first weeks entry made by the fabulous Lesley:


If you would like to help our team advance to the next round, click HERE for directions on how to vote. After you are registered to vote HERE is our card in the galleria. All you have to do is leave us a comment! If not....that's ok too! But the prize is FABULOUS and we really really want to win!!! LOL!!! Thanks in advance for all your support!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

the rest of 365...

i just won tickets to go to the race tomorrow! from my fav driver nonetheless...dennyhamlin!! woohool!!!!!!! he is giving me his tix for tomorrw....i have to go to bed now so i can get up and drive there at here are the rest of my 365 cards quickly, so i don't miss deadline!

Day 25: do it yourself: i have sparkly pearls on the chicki'es coat!
Easter Chick

Day 24: terrific ten: there are 10 pp squares there!
Season's Greetings

and now off to nap befor my drive!!!

365: Day 22

a note for you

This card is for 365, day 22: Movie Monday. Here is the poster I used for inspiration: honor of my new gig at the Pixie Cottage, I threw in a Pixie cottage stamp!!! It was perfect for this challenge!!!! It is the actually 'pixie cottage' it!!!

Lot's more blogging to do, but I think I'm gonna take a break and actually make something now!! Will get the rest posted later!!
thanks for stopping by

365 Cards, day 26 and 27

Figure I might as well start adding cards 2 at a time or I will be blogging all night!!! A few more cards for 365 cards here.....this first one is for Day 26, card recipe. Recipe was: 2 squares, 3 circles, ribbon, sentiment and 5X5 card. I also included Simply Scrapping Crafts color challenge 4 in this one....

March 2010 Cards Week 4

Here is the SSC challenge:

This next card is for 365 Day 27: Im touched. If I am understanding the concept, I am supposed to have 8 elements on card that overlap with at least 2 other elements...I hope I did this right, as I made a bunch of trees that all overlap with each other....does this cover me? LOL! The colors are from Simply Scrapping's Color challenge 4...yellow green, peach, and white! Yes...another kind of unconventional Christmas card, but, well, I'm determined to get them done early this year!!!

March 2010 Color Challenge 4

that's it for this post....more to come!

Feel Better Soon

Feel Better Soon, originally uploaded by twilson1424.

I made this card for Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog...challenge 3! The challenge is to make a fancy folded card! I have always wanted to try out an easle card, so, this was fun!!! Oh....and this card has a home in mind of Alexis' classmates had to have her tonsils out, along with some other un-fun stuff for a 5 yr we are going to send this to her....I hope it makes her feel better!!!
Now off to Alexis' soccer game! I hope she doesn't get sick today :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

Friday, March 26, 2010

365 Day 21

March 2010 Card challenge 3

Day 21, super sketchysunday at 365!!! I made this a few days ago.....finally getting aroudn to posting it!!!
Here is the sketch :

This card is also for SSC Card challenge, week was inspired by this photo:

it may be a stretch...but that squiggly thingy, well, it is my sentiment!
many more posts to come.....tomorrow! im tired....
thanks for stopping by!

FF#28 at the Shoe!


Fashionista Friday #28 is up and running over at the Shoe! This week we are going GREEN! Find those hidden treasures around the house and recycle them on your projects! I turned around in my scraproom to the massive pile of boxes I have and ripped off part of one for my card base, I love the distressed look it gives!!! Oh...and I also was inspired for my card from a card out of Papercrafts magazine's 2010 Stamp It issue. Page 46, designer Kim Hughes used cardboard as a base with a piece of PP slanted over it...I loved the look and had to give it a try!! I don't know where to find Kim, but, where credit is due when lifting an idea on a card right? Thanks Kim!
Now remember to head over to the Shoe and go GREEN with us!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

a Beautiful Mess

a Beautiful Mess, originally uploaded by twilson1424.

I made this card for 365 Day 23..Stencil it! I cant' find my stencils, so I decided to grab some grungeboard that I had used, and well, use the leftovers as a stencil. I used twinkling h2o's to paint the flowers through the 'stencils'. they looked great....until I added them to this card...then it just all went wrong! It is what it is...they can't all be perfect right?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Just a quick post with some news......
I made the new Design Team at the Pixie Cottage!!!!! I'm super excited to be working with such amazingly talented gals over there!!! I've always been in AWE of the fabulous projects I see over there, so to be a part of it...WOW!!! I'm a new jr designer!!! please be sure to stop by the Pixie Cottage and check out all of the new DT, like I said, I am honored to be among such talent!!! Oh, and I have all the ladies linked on my left prepared to be inspired!! Can't wait to get started!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Serendipity SWEET!

Serendipity Sweet
Yes...I know, almost same title, but I actually had a stamp with that on it, and used it on this card!!! I almost forgot to post this actually, I had a horrible headache and went to lay down and well...almost was out for the night!!! I made this for 365cards, Day 20: Let's make some noise. Mine has keys dangling that jingle together for noise! I'd also like to enter this in blog my BFF showed me called Gingersnap Creations for their GC47 Color challenge: Copper, Ginger or Rust. I did my best to incorporate these colors into my card. Anyways...hoping this headache goes away, I think it is lack of caffeine, I haven't had any in 2 days....I did just make a pot of coffee so we shall see the verdict on that one soon! Thanks for visiting my blog today!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

a few more for 365...

here are 2 more cards i made for 365!!!

Day 19: imagine this: cotton! check out peter cottontail! LOL!
March 2010 Color Challenge 3

Day 17: Twinchies! the bird is 2X2!!
Song in my heart

cant' wait to see what tomorrows card challenge is! I'm SHOCKED I have kept up thus far!! WOW!! my card stash is going to be fab!! maybe I ought to open an etsy store...LOL!
thanks for visiting my blog today!

FF#27 over at the Shoe!!

Are you like me and love anything that has TREES on it??? Trees are so trendy lately!!! Pop over to the Shoe this week for our newest challenge, it is all about TREES!!! Check out my project:


Hope to see ya at the Shoe this week!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

sweet serendipity

I have been cleaning out my craft room in preparation for a yardsale at my LSS where I am selling some stuff. I found some stuff! Tons of fun stuff I forgot I had! One thing in particular was like finding the pot of gold though...a kit my BFF Lesley made for me in a swap at least a year ago! It contained the PERFECT ingredients for a few of the challenges I was attempting to do!!! The main one was for 365 today....their challenge for day 18 was plentiful patterns, and the patterns you could chose from were: plaid, paisley, gingham, houndstooth, toile. Im like...toi-what??? I had no idea what 'toile' meant! So...I googled! And then I remembered the kit! It has toile ribbon! AND plaid paper!!! What are the odds? And since I had a houndstooth cuttlebug embossing folder, well....good to go!!! The thing I need to point out about this card that I absolutely cannot take credit for....the flower. WOW. Lesley made this! I mad an attempt at one of these a while back and failed miserably!!! Thanks Les!!!!!
(complete challenge list for this card below card!)


1. 365 day 18: plentiful patterns
2. stacey's stamping stage: colors :

3. Hope stamps eternal: cupcake insiration #50
4. incy wincy: green!
5. cupcake craft: going green!
6. simon says: a splash of green
7. the pixie cottage: the color green!

and that's all she wrote!!! thanks for visiting my blog today!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

something different....

....some layouts! here are 2 i made for simply scrapping crafts!!!

March 2010 Color Challenge 2

March 2010 Sketchy Saturday Week 2

that's all I got tonight! thanks as always for taking the time to visit my blog!

Easter Joy

Easter Joy
I made this card for 365 Day 15: Ad inpired ( ad below!) and hopefully it will actually go in the mail this year, along with the rest of my easter cards! Last year I made a bunch and never mailed them! oops! is the ad that was my inspiration:

thanks for taking the time to visit my blog!

Easter Dog and Cat

Easter Dog and Cat, originally uploaded by twilson1424.

I had so much fun at karen's doodles challenge blog, I went back for more! This is one of the images that i won from the first challenge...isn't it adorable???? And what are the odds....PERFECT image for 365's challenge today as well!!! (like how that one worked out!) So here the complete list of challenges this card is for:

1. karen's doodles challenge 2: easter spring theme
2. 365 cards: Day 16, opposites attact!
3. Secret Crafter Saturday challenge: anything goes!
4. Susie's Sassy Challenge: Easter

thanks for visiting my blog today!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

I won the Silver Medal!!!

A few weeks ago, I entered the Olympics of Stamping over at Moxie Fab World. There were over 450 entries..I way I will win!! BUT.....I awoke one morning to find....that I HAD WON! A silver medal in the Season's Greeting's category!!! This is such an honor! I still can't believe they picked my card!!! Thank you so much to Cath for having this contest online, I think I have gained the confidence now to send some cards in for the Papercrafts Magazine contest now!!! Oh...and here is my winning card:
Thanks for visiting my blog today, I'm greatly appreciative to everyone who takes the time to look at my creations!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Challenge at Digi Kitty!

Some Bunny Loves You

Head over to Digi Kitty today for the 'somebunny's ready for easter' challenge! I used the Bunny's Spring flower for my card, which was a fun freebie given away to everyone who participated in the last challenge! If you missed can purchase Bunny's Spring Flower HERE or check out any of Digi Kitty's other easter images that you may like better. Anyone who participates in this new challenge will be given yet another freebie to use for the next challenge! How fun!!! Hope to see y'all there!!!

Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes

another mostly stamped card using more CTMH stamps! I'm so proud of myself that I have finally been using my CTMH stamps! I have a million of em and never use this is a good thing!
This card is for 365 cards, day 14, super sketchy is the sketch:

and simply scrapping crafts card challenge week 2: distressing

and now I am off to clean this mess of a craft room...all this cardmaking this weekend, and i have a MESS!!! thanks for stopping by !

Saturday, March 13, 2010

When the kids are away.....

Mommy will PLAY! The YMCA does 'parent's night out' once a month...where they watch the kids for 3.5 hours! Normally, Jaime and I go out...but he had I PLAYED!!! I caught up on 365 cards, and did as many challenges as I could!!! they cards...with challenges below each one!!!

4. crazy for challenges: masculine card

life is art...

1. 365 Day 12: Circle Frenzy! ( i have tons of circles in stamped background, then some more on ribbon, and a chipboard circle for good measure ;) )
2. die cut dreams: no flowers allowed!
3. caardvarks: photo inspiration ( my bird has broken free from his cage!)

now that was FUN! my only do 3.5 hours go so FAST!!! thanks for stopping by today and looking at my blog...i greatly appreciate each and every one of you!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge #1!

Since I love Karen's Doodles stamps so much, I was thrilled she started a challenge blog! This is for week is a sketch, with the requirement that you use one of Karen's stamps.

phew! i think im done posting for a few!!! until I make some more cards...LOL!!!!! thanks again for visiting my blog....i appreciate everyone who stops by!

You're a Blast!

This card is for 365: day 8: outer space! and for is the sketch:

phew! took me while to find where i got the sketch from! glad i found it! anyways....thanks for looking!

Some Bunny Loves You

I have made a few cards in past few days and well...time to start posting em! This one is for La-La land crafts blog, LLWWC #29: pastel colors! I used one of their brand new digi stamps for this one! I hope it is pastelly enough...i realize the orange may be a little too 'bright'...but i did my best!
The other challenge this is for is 365 Day 11: Lovely Landscape. I created my landscape with the cloud paper and the floral paper....i just added a few flowers on top of the PP on the flower part!

a few more posts to come....thanks for checkin' out my stuff!

blog candy winner!

Well that was fun! Going through and adding up the entries! LOL! I got to do it at the Shoe first, then here!!! I ended up with 43 entries for my candy.... said #5 wins....
and that is...

congrats andrea! email me at so i can get your goodies to you!!!!!

thanks everyone for participating and for checking out the Shoe! I hope y'all will come back often and participate in our Fashionista Friday challenges!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Just for You!

I started coloring this Magnolia image a while ago...and finally put her on a card today!!! I used the sketch from Mojo Monday:

And recipe from Cooking It Up With Katie ( 3D image, metal, and combine it with another blog challenge!) --- the lilacs are 3D in my image, metal brads, and combined with Mojo Monday!

Im glad I finally got this little lady on a card!!!

thanks for visiting today!

Hello Little Baby Card

I made this card for a few challenges...
1. 365 Day 9: song inspired, What a wonderful world. The lyrics of the song are listed, and at the end , it talks about 'i hear babies crying, i watch them grow'....well, this stamp set instantly came to mind, so i used it!
2. colourQ: here is the color scheme:

and...i think that's it for today!
thanks for visiting my blog!

Simple Mother's Day Card

I made this card using a new Angel Company stamp I got cute? I just love that little bird!!! (challenge list under card!)

Copic Colour: colors are BG15, B93 and Y21
Crazy 4 Challenges: paper piercing....i've got a little of this in 2 of the corners!
There She Goes.....yellow spring flowers ( i've got flowers and yellow!)
cupcake craft: flower power!

thanks for stopping by today!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

more Olympics of Stamping

I just had to get one more entry into the Olympics of Stamping! Today, Cath posted that Season's Greetings category had the least amount of got busy! Once again, I have and entirely stamped card! Most of it is close to my heart stamps..the sentiment is off of another set....I don't lknow what brand! So there you have it, my second entry in Moxie Fab's Olympics of Stamping! I really want to win!!! I hope I stamped enough...LOL!

Thanks for considering my cards and visiting my blog today!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

olympics of stamping

i hate it that this is my only entry for moxie fabs Olympics of Stamping is ALL STAMPED! the entire card is stamps! some are from verve, some are from close to my heart, some from the angel company, some are from crafty secrets....but it is all stamps! in my opinion, that is what olympics of stamping means.....
i hpe they pick my card for 'thinking of you/hello ' category!!!!
like i said...ALL STAMPED!!!! pick me! pick me!!!

thanks for visiting my blog today!

catching up!

catching up with 365....
day 6 stampin saturday:

day 5: fancy folds:

365 day 7 sketch: sketch below card! (oh yeah, and for wild card wednesday on simply scrapping crafts!)(also..used a brand new stamp from pixie cottage...check it out!)

i thik i'm caught up now! lol!
thaks for visiting my blog today