Wednesday, March 31, 2010


it's been a whirlwind couple of weeks here...had some not so happy days at work...still love my job...just wasn't happy with some decisions that were made at work...but oh well!

thank you to anyone who voted for The Lollipop Guild in the Greeting Farm contest!  We made it to Round 2!  We are so excited!  We'll need the votes again starting Sunday night...I have seen a sneak peek of Miss Tracey's card for the newest challenge...and WOWWWZZZZA!  she's so fab!

I do owe you all the crazy story of this past weekend...but it will have to wait until I get the scrapbook page done!  This weekend will have to be memorialized!  HEEHEEHEE!

Much love folks!  been in a scrappy funk for a few days...hoping to break out of it!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

lollipop guild week 1...a challenge

Originally uploaded by lesleyworth
Hey everyone! it's been a wild and crazy weekend...but more on that later...I absolutely have to tell you about the mondo team challenge going on at The Greeting Farm!  Week 1's challenge was a color challenge.

I am a part of the team The Lollipop Guild...with some oh so fab other ladies (the lovely Miss Tracey and sweetheart Miss Pryn)...and this is our week 1 entry!

I normally don't do this...but our team would LOVE to continue on to week 2...but we need some votes!

You can see this post about voting for the specifics of HOW to vote...when you are registered...please drop in and leave The Lollipop Guild a comment...that will count as a vote for us to continue to the next round!

Much appreciated!!!!

Have a lovely lovely evening and I'll be back with one whopper of a tail tomorrow!

Friday, March 19, 2010

life is art...

life is art1
Originally uploaded by lesleyworth
so came across a most fab find at the store today! they had the tim holtz alterations dies by sizzix! so i picked some up to bring home with me, and a sizzix bigkick too! i'm too nervous about messing with larger dies in my cuttlebug, so the bigkick was on sale so i went for it! let me tell you...these dies are FAB-U-LOUS! they cut through grungepaper and grungeboard like BUTTAH! (the bird and the hanger are the alterations dies).

I created this bit of "art" for the Gingersnap Creations challenge GC47. The challenge was to use the colors Ginger, Copper or Rust. I went with some lovely Rusty Hinge distress ink on the bird, and the background is painted with tarnished brass distress crackle paint then inked with walnut was the closest "metallic" i had!


Supplies: Chipboard - Maya Road; Stamps - Studio 490; Alterations Dies; Ink - Distress Ink in Black Soot, Rusty Hinge, Chipped Sapphire, Crushed Olive, Walnut Stain; Distress stickles in Walnut Stain and Rock Candy; Grungeboard, Grungepaper; Distress crackle paint in Tarnished Brass; Distress embossing Powder in Black Soot

remember the alamo? FF#27

Originally uploaded by lesleyworth
well at least our trip to the alamo! this was several years ago, we were living in austin at the time and it was the weekend of St. patrick's day, they dyed the river (well the section the river walk is along) green!
it was a gorgeous day, and we enjoyed our walkabout of san antonio!
this was created for the Fashionista Friday #27 over at the Shoe!

Supplies: Paper - Basic Grey origins; Cardstock - Bazzil; Flowers and bling - Prima; title - cricut lyrical letters; nestabilities scalloped circles; ribbon - unknown

Sunday, March 14, 2010

just a pinch...

Originally uploaded by lesleyworth
ok, came across this blog a few weeks ago, but only today have played along with their lovely Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. the cupcake image just kinda "spoke" to me...i knew almost instantly what i wanted to do! and now i have a craving for cupcakes...but that is neither here nor there...heehee! Enjoy!

Hope Stamps Eternal: CIC50

Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzil, Georgia Pacific; Image and Sentiment - CTMH; Ink - Citrus Leaf by CTMH; spica - melon; nestabilities impressabilities; memento tuxedo black for sentiment; ribbon unknown

a creepy birthday cake

birthday cake
Originally uploaded by lesleyworth
only creepy because I used one of the TGF Creepy Cake Digi's for this card! I'm terrible at remembering to make or send out birthday cards; maybe having at least one in the card stash will help me remember in the future...or maybe save me at the last minute! I created this card for the Farm Fresh Friday (3-12) challenge. I used the Friday Sketchers #93 for sketch inspiration. I'm currently in LOVE with My MInd's Eye Home paper line...unfortunately I haven't found it in 12x12 size yet...but I have found the smaller glitter book and photo I've been using those for many of my cards this weekend! Enjoy!

Farm Fresh Friday - Birthday
Friday Sketchers - Sketch #93

Supplies: Paper - My Mind's Eye; Cardstock - Bazzil, SU; Image - The Greeting Farm; Sentiment - Verve; Stick Pin - CTMH; Spica - Clear, Blossom; Copic - E000, E00, E11, R02, Y21, Y23, Y35, Y38, R32, R35, R37, G12, G14, G16, B01, B02

Saturday, March 13, 2010

time flies by...

Originally uploaded by lesleyworth
sometimes when we play with paper and ink and stamps and all the gizmos and gadgets...we have to step back...and take ourselves out of our current "box"'s been a LONG time since i played with the tools and pieces that really got me uber excited about distress inks and funky stash of stuff. tonight i was sitting here thinking i need to do something "different" i went back to that which i felt really gave me some of my first recognition with stamping (what i consider recognition may not be the same definition others use...i call it when the gal that taught me about stamps said YOU ROCK! thanks T!) I LURVE me some yummy stamps (TGF, Verve) that allow me a chance to color with my copics...but lately I've noticed that's ALL i've done (or if feels like that's all I've done) tonight i pulled out a bunch of stamps recently procured that I haven't used yet...they all came from the Tim Holtz collection by Stampers Anonymous (sniff...still sad that the latest Wendy Vecchi stamps were not available at the Stamp Scrap Art Tour)...but I pulled the stamps out...started messing around...some embossing (woohooo...I'm not INHALING the embossing powder anymore....actually making it melt where it's supposed to!)...masked off some stuffs...then pulled out the handy dandy ink applicator...and some metal bits and bobs...and can see then end result! I had so much fun creating this card! I'm feeling a bit rejuvenated in my card making...we'll see how long it lasts! LOL! ENJOY!

Supplies: Images and Sentiment - Tim Holtz Collection from Stampers Anonymous; Ink - Distress Inks by Ranger: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, Weathered Wood, Black Soot; Ranger Perfect Medium; Clear Embossing Powder by Stampendous; all metal bits idea-ology; pearls by Queen&Co; Cardstock - Bazzil , CTMH

wildflowers...and an optometrist

Originally uploaded by lesleyworth
ok, i must admit this card is one i'm not thrilled with. i like all of the elements, but again my sizing seems off. who knows. i think i may also be having some inner ear issues so it may just be that everything seems off to me...or maybe that's just an excuse...heehee!

anyways...this card is for several challenges, all are listed below. again, i went with my new Verve stamps (gots to love Verve) and went with something fresh and green and flowery and all...can you tell how happy I am that Spring has started peeking through? Enjoy!

Inspirational Card Sketches: ICSketch#57
Paper Sundaes: PSC8
Rosie D's: #66 Think Spring

Supplies: Cardstock - Neenah, Bazzil, Georgia Pacific; Image and Sentiment - Verve; Background stamp - Stampers Anonymous TIm Holtz; Clear Embossing Powder - Stampendous; Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic - BG11, BG13, BG15, YG11, YG13, G82, R35, R37, R39, Y32, Y35, Y38; Diamond Stickles; Ribbon and Lace unknown


Originally uploaded by lesleyworth
Wow, it's been awhile since i've really touched any stamps other than my TGF images...but earlier this week, the latest Verve release stamps arrived at my door! I was so excited when I ordered them, I was very glad to not have to wait too long for them! I created this card for the Mojo Monday 129 challenge. I hadn't played there in figured I needed to shake things up...not get in a rut! Enjoy!

Supplies: Paper - DCWV, Cardstcok - DCWV, Image and Sentiment - Verve, Pearls - Recollections; Ribbon - unknown; Ink - Memento; Copic - Y11, Y13, Y15,Y17, Y18, Y19; Spica - Clear, Lemon, Nestabilities - Labels Three

getting sketchy on my saturday...

Originally uploaded by lesleyworth
There are so many adorable card sketches out there this week! Every time i peruse a challenge blog it seems I find another sketch I want to play with! This card was created using the Simon Says Sketch Challenge. I also double dipped into some other challenges...they are all listed below. Ok...lots of stamps to color, paper to cut...stuff to glue...back later I'm sure!

Simon Says Challenge - Sketch
Cute Card Thursday - #103 Celebrations
Cupcake Craft Challenges - #81 Flower Power
The Pixie Cottage - #11 The Color Green

Paper - My Mind's Eye; Cardstock - Bazzil, CTMH; Image - The Greeting Farm, Sentiment - Verve; Pearls and Flowers - Prima; Nestabilities large ovals; Spica - Mint, Clear, Buttermilk; Copic - G21, G24, G28, G20, Y32, Y35, Y38, Y21, E55, E57, E59, E79, E000, E00, E11, R02

Friday, March 12, 2010

i "heart" school!

Originally uploaded by lesleyworth
as a parent i truly do! sometimes for the sole fact that i can have an actual day OFF! heehee! this card was created for the Wild Card Wednesday challenge at Club Anya. Wasn't sure I was going to get it submitted in time, I was very UNHAPPY with it earlier tonight...I had all of my sizing skewed...this really should have been a 5x5 card...but I had it all set for a 6x6 it was either run with it as is...or start from scratch...and i was not feeling the "start over" mojo today! LOL! I think it worked out in the end though...Enjoy!

Supplies: Image - The Greeting Farm; Sentiment - CTMH; Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, CTMH - Chocolate, Barn Red; paper - My Mind's Eye; Cardstock - Bazzil, CTMH; apple card - K&Co; Pearls - Queen&Co; ribbon and button unknown; nestabilities - large ovals and large scalloped oval; Copic - E000, E00, E11, E50's (all of em), R27, R29, R89, B91, B93, B95, Y11, Y13, Y15, G12, G14, G16, SP110; Spica Glitter Pen - Clear

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Originally uploaded by lesleyworth
it's been one wicked fun ride this week! work has been CRAY-ZEEEE! but enjoyable too! so it's been a good week! well this is the time for birds blooming...trees going green...pollen...well...everything except the pollen is good...stupid allergies! LOL! anywho...this card is for this weeks Fashionista Friday challenge at the Shoe! Enjoy!

Supplies: Image - The Greeting Farm; Paper - Origins; Cardstock - Bazzil; Flowers - Prima; bling and ribbon unknown...copics...wish i could remember which ones i's been a month or so since i created this card!'s thursday already...

and i'm soooo tired!  I've been working a sort of 2nd shift at work this week...and i don't mind working into the evening...but it will wear you down!

I was really excited to log on to the computer this morning and see my Cowgirl Up LO on the TGF blog!  Kinda cool when they see your stuff and want to point it out!

The Greeting Farm will be running this new challenge starting next week...and it's a team can read a little bit of info at Rule #1 picking a team ...

if you are interested in joining my team...let me know!  i have put out a comment to a few gals...and hopefully my BFF will want to join in!  So we'll need at least 1-2 more...again...leave a comment and let me know!

Have a lovely lovely day all!

Monday, March 8, 2010

and the candy goes too....CHERYL!!!

True Random Number Generator  19
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  1. Gocanucksgo
  2. Lepesto4ex
  3. Cheryl
  4. Gloria
  5. Erica
  6. li-bee-ti
  7. Vera Ling
  8. Crystal
  9. li-bee-ti
  10. Vera Ling
  11. Gloria
  12. Lepesto4ex
  13. Erica
  14. Larisa
  15. Ukka
  16. Larisa
  17. Crystal
  18. Ukka
  19. Cheryl
  20. Gocanucksgo
Timestamp: 2010-03-09 00:45:43 UTC

Please email me at with your address so I can get you goodies out to you!

Thanks to everyone who participated in my candy!  
and everyone...i promise when i entered it into the random number generator...i put in the max as 20...for some reason when i copy it auto resets to 100...

Much love gals!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

cowgirl up ya'll!

cowgirl up
Originally uploaded by lesleyworth
I've used this pic before in a different project...well that project is hanging on the wall of my scrap room...i wanted to use it again this time in LO form. I used this weeks Saturday Sketch over at Simply Scrapping. I stayed "relatively true" to the sketch...i liked the idea of the circle and the two halves of the circle being different...not to mention i've been saving the Cheeky Shooter stamp to use with this very pic...the sketch made it easy...anyways...that's all for now...might be back with some more later...depending on what i get done...

Supplies: Paper - Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper; Bling - Prima; Flowers - prima; Image - The Greeting Farm; Title - Cricut Storybook; Cardstock - Bazzil; Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics - E000, E00, E11, G20, G21, G24, E17, E18, E19, E53, E55, E57, E59, Y26, C1, C2, C3; Spica - Sand, Melon, Silver

quick reminder

My blog candy is still up for grabs!  See this post for all the details (or use the link on the sidebar).  Entries for the candy will close tonight at 11:59 pm EST...I will post the winner as selected by random. org tomorrow afternoon!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Originally uploaded by lesleyworth
wow...if there was ever a stressful card! LOL! i'm hoping i got this card finished in time to meet the challenge over at Anyone for Anya...i just thought the sketch was so cute...and I had this adorable image I had colored a week or so ago...until...i lost the image...and even after having my kiddo search my desk for me ( i admit...her eyes are often better than mine!)...and it didn't turn up...well...time to kick it into higher gear...and stamp and color and glue and ribbon and flowers and stuffs flying everywhere! i do like the final product though...the inside says "pamper yourself"...i intend to use it in combo with a spa gift card for the way...Copic colors E40 and E41...LOVE LOVE LOVE! give the "warmer" white feeling! bought these about two weeks ago wondering what i'd do with them...and now i know! ENjoy!

Supplies: Paper - My Mind's Eye; Cardstock - Bazzil, CTMH; Image - The Greeting Farm, (flower too!); Flowers - Prima; Pearls - Recollections; Ribbon - unknown; Spica - clear, buttermilk; Copic - E000, E00, E11; Y18, Y19, Y11, Y23, Y28, B0000; C2, C3, C5, YR61, YR65, YR68, E40, E41; spellbinders - labels 3, impressabilities - florals and stone just ROCK!

you rock
Originally uploaded by lesleyworth
heehee! totally having an 80's moment right now! that may be because i've got michael jackson's "beat it" blaring from my itunes...but i don't think it matters...cuz i'm just plain having fun today! this card was created for the Club Anya & Friends Saturday Sketch challenge. Ebony (the image) arrived in the mail today...and she's so...well...ME...(or what I would imagine myself as a kid) had to use her right away! Enjoy!

Supplies: Paper - SU; Cardstock - SU, American Crafts, Neenah; Image - The Greeting Farm; Sentiment - SU; Pearls - Queen&Co; Spica - Clear, Melon, Black; Copics - E000, E00, E11, R01, G12, G14, G18, B34, B39, B37, E53, E55, E57, E59; White gel pen by American Crafts; Spellbinders - Scalloped Circles; Ink - Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black

Friday, March 5, 2010

baby girl...FF#25

baby girl
Originally uploaded by lesleyworth's been a crazeeee week! so busy with work that I have hardly had time to do anything once I got home! well...i colored a few images of course...but i'm seriously developing a stack of's really time to get them on cards! anywho! today's Fashionista Friday challenge at the Shoe is the theme "Green Eggs and Ham"...what does that mean??? Create something inspired by Dr. Seuss! I believe his birthday was just a few days ago...or is coming up...can't remember the official date. There are so many different ways to take on this challenge! This is probably one of the most simple LOs i've ever created...i didn't want to take anything away from the picture (it's just too darn CUTE!)...little girl Duchess just randomly climbed into the laundry hamper to take a nap...had to get a pic! The quote on the side is from the end of "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish." It seemed fitting!

Don't forget...the Shoe still has a lovely candy giveaway going on...not to mention my candy is still up for grabs! (Links on sidebar for all the current candy!)


Supplies: Paper - Basic Grey; Flowers - Prima, American Crafts; Title - Thickers