Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Genuine Beauty

Well, I took these fabulous pictures of the girls last week, and wanted badly to scrapbook them! I saw a challenge on Simon Says Stamp and Show that was well...challenging! The challenge was to do something in the style of Tim Holtz! Normally....this wouldn't be a problem...but I had never attempted a layout in this style! The picture seemed to fit the challenge though, so I gave it a whirl! Here is what I came up with:

I don't know if I did Tim justice...but I did my best! And now I think I need to go back to cards for a bit...this was stressful! LOL! thanks for stopping by!

Scaredy Cat!

DSCN0340, originally uploaded by twilson1424.

Well, I just found out the Karen'sDoodles has a Facebook page! Sweet! They even have a challenge going on...which is to use this adorable image on a card! is my entry! I am also using this for this week's Sketchy Thursday challenge. The sketch was actually a card sketch so it worked out! Oh yeah...and Simply Scrapping Crafts Week 3 color challenge as well! Thanks for stopping by and if you are a Karen's Doodles fan be sure to check out the FB group here!

PC#33 Sketch and/or Back to School!

New challenge at the Pixie Cottage today! YAY! Today's challenge is a sketch, and/or a theme of 'back to school'! I chose to do both on my card using the Pixie Cottage stamp Hoo Loves You . Here is my card:


Head over to the Pixie Cottage to see the rest of the DT's fabulous will be sure to be inspired! Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Tracey I went to Bristol last weekend, had a GREAT time, and am hoping to get a post up sometime later today with the highlights!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

photo shoot in the backyard!

I was hanging pictures in my house today when I realized...I haven't had the girls portraits done since they were babies! SO.....I made them put dresses on and took em outside to do my own! Here is the GOOD ones...Alexis didn't cooperate for her own, but she has school pics from last year, so it will be ok! I am gonna print these and hang em up, in my eyes, they are just as good as professional ones for free!


Alexis and Caitlyn

Sunday, August 15, 2010

total randomness!

I've made a few cards this weekend, guess I outta post em! I'm famous for making cards/layouts and then forgetting to actually POST them! So here are 2 of them at least for now and their stories....

1. You Color my World

I made this card for a few things....first, it was digi day for Some Odd Girl over on SNR Card Universe yesterday, and this was for challenge #1, which was RAINBOW color scheme. I got the sketch from Simply Scrapping Crafts, Stamp and Scrap August Challenge #2. So why everytime I look at this card do I think of Brian Scott? It's like the card is BEGGING me to mail it to him ;) He totally does 'color my world'....dare me to mail it to him?

2. hi!
I also made this for the Some Odd Girl Digi Day, the challenge was BOWS! I had to use 2 bows, I struggled, so I overlapped them! I also threw in a 365 cards challenge here 167 Blog Inspired! So, I took the colors from my own blog and made a card!

I can't even focus on this post...i'm living in lala land apparently again today ;) It all started this morning when I awoke to find THIS :

can't wait to see it. Perhaps u should head our merchandise department because I've been trying all year to get them to design shirts!

Just the THOUGHT of this makes me all giddy ;) Granted, I know he is just being nice, does the 'can't wait to see it' imply I will be seeing him at Richmond? He is replying to me saying I will have my Brian Scott shirt that I designed back from the place I sent the design to get screenprinted in time to wear to Richmond (sept 10, yay!) Who knows...but I am praying I get to meet him in person then, would be the BEST bday present for me ;)

Alright, I've gotta snap out of this isn't healthy ;) THanks for visiting my blog today and bearing with my insanity!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A World of Thanks...

There's a new challenge at the Pixie Cottage today! yay humpday right! For my card, I used a brand new Pixie Cottage stamp,Pumpkin Bench by Sandra Hammer and well....I stuck to the sketch ;) The challenge today is to either use the sketch, OR do a fancy folds card, OR both! I guess I wasn't clever enough to do a fancy fold with the sketch! I also combined my card with Stacey's Stamping Stage, act 42, which was well....the fun fall colors on my card! Here is my card:

A World of Thanks

Be sure to go to the Pixie Cottage today and check out the challenge...let me just say the rest of the DT..WOW! They were much more clever than me and created some fantastically beautiful fancy folds!!!
thanks for visiting my blog today!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

a weekends worth of cards

I got to sit down for a bit this weekend and actually found a bit of inspiration! So...I made cards, a few actually. I have a few bdays coming up really soon, so that lit a fire under my butt to get to creating! they are (challenges listed below each card!)

August Week 1 Color Combo
Amelias Bday card
1. Simply Scrapping Crafts August Week One Color Challenge
2. Little Red Wagon: Circles, Circles, Circles

Karen's Bday card
1. Pennys Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog-Challenge 35, Anything goes!
2. ColourQ challenge #44
3. 365 Cards: Day 156: Card Recipe 2
4. CYDA: Challenge 1: favourite things ( i love red, and coloring with copics!)

1. Cute Card Thursdays--challenge 124, whateva!
2. 365 Cards: Day 155, Card Recipe

1. Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays: no images
2. 365 Cards: Day 157, Card Recipe 3

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

PageMaps Challenge

I was talking to my friend Karen today telling her about the fabulous Close To My heart paper clearance sale going on on my website today ( <---shameless plug for ! ) , when she told me about a challenge on the PageMaps blog. Check out the prize for doing this sketch:

So, I couldn't pass it up, and figured I better do it now before I forget!!! is my take on the challenge:


That's all I got for this one!! I'm just happy to be getting my vacation!
thanks for visiting my blog!

Sorry about that!

I bought this little guy from Karen's Doodles a long time ago and am finally using him!! Isn't he just adorable???? Challenges listed below!


1. Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog: challenge 22, anything goes
2. 2 sketches 4 u : sketch #58
and that's all i got for this one! thanks for stopping by!

PC #30, guest sketch and BLUE!

I think I have officially lost track of days this! But, a new challenge at the Pixie Cottage tells me that it must be Wednesday ;) Today's challenge features a sketch by guest designer Jacqui Dennis, and the color blue! Do the sketch, the color or both as I have chosen to do! Here is the fabulous sketch:

And here is my interpretation, using the Pixie Cottage stamp Hannah with Butterflies by Sandra Hammer


I included a few other challenges for this card too!

1. PC #30, guest sketch and blue
2. Stacey's stamping stage, act 41
3. Pile it On #30, butterflies, bugs and bees!
4. Dutch Dare, #83, anything goes!

Now head over to the Pixie Cottage to see what you can do with the sketch, and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous creations! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


WEll, I told myself I would spend the whole day crafting today, yet I have only managed to pull out one little card! I must be super slow ( and prone to distractions ;) )! is the card I have so far, lets hope I can get some more done after dinner!

Howdy! Featuring digi image from Digi Doodle Shop

challenge list:
1. 365 Cards, day 154 Super Sketchy Sunday
2. Fab N Funky #33: buttons and bows
3. Digi Doodle Shop's Best: punch or cut me! ( i cut the circle/scallop w/ my nestabilities using cuttlebug)
4. Charisma Cards #30, something with a tail

Thanks for visiting my blog today, off to dinner then hopefully more crafting!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

the Present....

I meant to get the rest of the sketches done from 365 for this past week today and well, got caught up cleaning, watching the race, etc....and only got this one done by the seat of my pants! it is, day 153, saturdays sketch from 365 cards!

this card uses all Close To My Heart Supplies....the paper is from the Grace patterned paper pack, Stamps are all from a brand new set (coming soon! ) called the present. Thanks for stopping by and I hope I got this in on time to be considered for the top trio (fingers crossed!)