Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Getting Closer to Christmas...

Are you excited?
Most of you know that I made 500 cards for OWH. This is one of the cards.
Is it bad that I dont think I want to make my own cards for Christmas? No worries, I wont go store bought ;) That is just not the card maker way!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Veterans Day Card

I always forget what I have, or have not posted... But I do know for a fact. I did post this over at the Bombshell Stamps blog for the Monday Muse featuring the Cherry Bomb set. I made this card for an Airman who I have been keeping in contact with Via OWH. I figured why not make him a really cool bomber style Veterans' Day card right? Well.. HE LOVED IT!!!!  It is even one of the cards he actually kept from his tour in Afghanistan. :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy Early Birthday

Happy Early Birthday to my friend Becky :) She and I have been friends for YEARS! Every year I make her a card on her birthday. This is this years quick card. I used my MFT WTG set Lets Chat. Which seems fitting since I never get to see her anymore, and all we do is communicate via Facebook, or Text!

Would you have known.. I even used GLITTERED paper?! No way right?!

Sorry about the way the shirt looks, my Pretty in Pink SU marker is on its death bed. :( I must ask santa for the refills to my markers since they are the only medium I color with besides prisma markers! and that is only in SKIN colors!!!

Oh well..

Also, if youve seen my camera, can you tell him I miss him? My Camera has been missing since my birthday, so I had to scan my card in today. ;) I might just continue to do that!!!

Only 8 more days until Diem's 6th Birthday!!! 10 more days until she is here for CHRISTMAS!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween with a Bombshell Blog Hop

Welcome to the Bombshell Stamps blog hop! If youre just starting here, you can complete the blog from here, but I may suggest you start from the very beginning! Starting at the Bombshell Stamps Blog!

I made this card for my Secret Sis. I saw a card to CASE in a old Papercrafts Magazine. I wish I had more shades of paper to make it more gradient, but this will do! I made my own fence, and if you were to look at it up close you can see the squiggles I have drawn on it to give it the wood grain look. The cute little "Hell Cat" is from the "Classic Tattoo" set :) ALSO! in the moon, you can see I used a sakura glitter pen!! yep.. GLITTER! How did I manage to get that on a card ;)

Please continue to hop along, comment for a chance to win some goodies from Bombshell Stamps! Your next stop is to the lovely Glittery Katie's blog for more excitement!

Have a great Halloween!!! BE SAFE!

P.S here is the whole list if you get lost along the way!
Bombshell Blog:
Alex "Ms. October!":
Sparkly Mary:
Glittery Katie:

Thursday, October 18, 2012


I am known for making huge goals, then freaking out at the end when I havent met my goal. My most recent goal was 500 Christmas Cards by the deadline of October 31st for Operation Write Home. I am proud to announce... I MADE MY GOAL! I made it on October 15th. YAY!! This is the picture of card # 500!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Drew

Happy Birthday to my friend Drew! I always make him cards using Bombshell Stamps! This was the card I made for him for this years birthday.

I used the Cherry Bomb, and Tattoo Font sets from Bombshell Stamps, and colored her in his store's color theme of the Orange and Black.

This is the first time I have ever used the Cherry Bomb set since owning it! Nice little challenge for myself! :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Birthday card for tayla!

I have been talking it up on Facebook chat with fellow Bombshell Girl, Rachael about how I need to challenge myself to go outside my comfort zone and try new things. Things you already know about me is that I despise glitter! Now I am challenging myself to use a set that I have owned that NEVER use. I think its been clearly a solid 8-12 months since I have pulled out either this paper, or the Butterfly Queen set. So why not use them together! Plus it is a nice break from all those Christmas cards I have been making. :)
I made this card for my friend Tayla for her upcoming birthday! She has been getting a lot of tattoos recently that are of the Sailor Jerry Style, and I knew she would love the Butterfly Queen and the Tattoo Font stamps that I used on this card.

I like this card so much I am half tempted NOT to share it with her, and change my name so I could keep it for myself.

Do you have a set or stamp that you rarely pick up? I challenge you lovely Bombshells to pick up that abandoned stamp and get some Ink-spiration!!! :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Holidays!!

Did you know... there is like 12 weeks until CHRISTMAS?!
Yeah, thanks to my friend who posted on FB about it... I figured I would be able to share some info with you. I know at work we have been selling a lot of the gift sets (ahem--- 50%!!!) of the signatures. Normally $25.00 are now $12.50! and you get a Fragrance mist, lotion and shower gel. Rad right?


I am making a bunch of cards for OWH. I have a goal of 500, and as of 3 days ago!!! I AM SHY BY 50!!! No worries, I have time! But I need to get them out soon!! My shipper will be proud, as they are all labeled, stamped and tucked accordingly!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

OWH Blog Hop: Celebrating World Cardmaking day!

Stampabilities Stamp, SU Sticker, Paper Studio paper
Happy World Card Making Day!!!

This day may be my favorite holiday ever!!!! (Besides Halloween!!)
Thank you for hopping with us today!! Operation Write Home has become such a wonderful outlet for me. I get to share my talents with people and they can use it to make their friends and family know that they are thinking of them while they are away on their duties.

Because of OWH I have met so many amazing people, and created such amazing friendships that I will love forever. Enough of the sappy stuff. 

Stamp from Stampabilities, Paper Studio paper
If you came here as one of my followers.... then please!! Start from the beginning of our hop and hop along with us! There are going to be so many people in this hop with lots of love, laughter and creative INKspiration! Please follow the following links to get to the rest of the blogs! is where the hop will begin:

Friday, October 5, 2012

My entry for..

the World Cardmaking day blog post for my DT of Bombshell Stamps!! We as a team are entering the Bombshell Blog in a hop!! We chose the theme of MAD HATTER DAY!! Which also is the same day as World Cardmaking day!! If you dont know what day that is.... ITS OCTOBER 6TH!! So be sure to check us out on Saturday!!!

Also on Saturday HERE on this blog, is the OWH Christmas/ Winter/ Holiday blog hop!! Be sure to check back!!

For this card, I used paper from Recollections and DCWV fall stack.
Stamps used:
Bombshell Stamps: Retro Cowgirl, and Tattoo Font
Colored with SU, Prismacolor Markers
Inks: Memento, and Distress Inks

I made this card for my friend Lena over at Scrapbutterfly. She recently sent me a card, and inside she made the comment about how she makes all these cards, but never sends them to a friend, so I made her a card!! :)

I hope you enjoy this card!

Monday, October 1, 2012


Greetings All!

It's with great pleasure that I announce Bombshell Stamps new design team!!!

The Bombshell Girls
Alaine Medio
Alison Heikkila
Emily Wilson
Jodi Elam
Glittery Katie Shanahan-Jones
Kelli Green
Kim Gaughan, aka Crafty Pink Anchor
Sparkly Mary Harmon
Rachael Brackett
Susie Little, aka LittleMe
Torrey Moseley
Kathi Rerek

Our Monthly Pin-Ups, aka Guest Designers:

Ms. October: Alex Lundgren
Ms. November: Cassie Schissel Barber
Ms. December: Monika Franziska
Ms. January: Jenn Borjeson
Ms. February: Christine Garner
Ms. March: Marie Carlsson
Join me as I congratulate the new team! I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to seeing the inspirational projects and challenges that they have in store for us!
Join me as I congratulate the new team! I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to seeing the inspirational projects and challenges that they have in store for us!


Check out this rockin new badge TORREY, our Digital Diva made for me! :) Each and every one of us got our own personal badge!! How neat is that?! I am sure all the girls are showcasing theirs, so be sure to check them out!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bombshell Stamps Blog Hop: Let's hear it for the girls

"Who's ready to find out the latest theme for the Bombshell Stamps Hump day Hop? Last month, it was all about the boys...well this month, in anticipation of October, the theme is "Let's Hear it for the Girls!" This theme is a little more specific then last month's though. I want you to create a card or project that could be sent to someone during October, which is (here in the States), Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So let's all Think Pink!

You can go with a pink card, Girl Power, use the infamous pink ribbon symbol, etc. But we want to worship those ladies that are fighting (or have fought) for their lives."

Okay, So!! I want to be the rebel of the group. YES! this hop was in anticipation of October's Breast Cancer Awareness month. But did YOU!!! know? That September features a day for OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS? Just one day?! And Breast Cancer gets ONE WHOLE MONTH!!! So the inner rebel in me says... I am going to make sure you hear it for the girls with OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS!!!

I used the flower icon from the Bombshell Angel set, and the Letters from Tattoo Font set to create this card for a very VERY special woman in my life. My Aunt Marie. She is on her second time battling Ovarian Cancer and shes kicking its tail!!! She is a true Bombshell, I am so thankful to have her in mine and Diem's lives. I mean she IS where Diem gets her middle name from!! :)

Here are some facts about Ovarian Cancer that EVERY woman needs to know. Please check it out before hopping to the next blog of, ::

In January 1, 2008 in the United States approximately 177,578 women were alive who had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer (including those who had been cured of the disease).

Ovarian cancer accounts for approximately three percent of cancers in women. While the ninth most common cancer among women, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women, and is the deadliest of gynecologic cancers. Mortality rates are slightly higher for Caucasian women than for African-American women.

A Woman’s Lifetime Risk:
 A woman’s lifetime risk of developing invasive ovarian cancer is 1 in 71.
A woman’s lifetime risk of dying from invasive ovarian cancer is 1 in 95.

Please click on the stats chart to read more information. Ovarian Cancer is a silent killer, and can be prevented!!!!

Now, not to be a Debby Downer, I just felt that Ovarian Cancer needed its time to shine as its awareness date IS September!!! BE A SUPPORTER WEAR TEAL! AND WEAR IT OFTEN! I DO! I wear a teal bracelet everyday in honor of Marie!!!

Now Onto the rest of the hop. From my blog you should be headed to  the Lovely Lizzie's blog! But if you get lost... here is the whole listing!!!

OH! PS. Leave comments on all the blogs, and you will be entered to win a PRIZE for Commenting!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Shoes, new start

Look at these beauties.
I love these Nike Dual Fusions soooooooo much, that I recently purchased them. How about these for some thin-spiration?I know youre thinking..

I have been dying for a new pair of shoes for walking. I am motivated to put the miles on these bad boys!

I forgot to wear my pedometer at work yesterday, but for Monday, here is my stats!

Miles: 2.79
Steps: 9057

Gotta keep up the good work. Maybe I should measure the stats for when I go around Hobby Lobby!! :) :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"Dear Emily,
Thank you for your generous support of our nation's deployed heroes! 
Your gift of 362 cards and AnyHero letters was received on 8/29/2012.
Your gift of cards and letters assures that we can continue helping service members keep in touch with home, as well as encourage them with the thanks of a grateful nation. Our OWH family has sent over 1.7 million cards that convey our support—you're making a huge difference for our heroes!
Thank you! 

Looks like I need to kick my tail into gear and make more cards for Operation Write Home. If you are a card maker, and need a good cause to help!!! Check them out!

Monday, September 17, 2012

To be a positive friend, be a positive motivator

Hello Blogging Friends!!!
Inspiration post yesterday, and now an inspiration post today.

My BFFFFFFF Lena, over at ScrapButterfly is in need of some THINspiration. She has a goal of losing 100 pounds. :)

September 7th 2012-- Visiting Lena at work :)

I am sure Lena wont mind since we have some of the same followers. She was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Yeah, when she told me, I about fell off my ladder at work dropping boxes of mini to go products.

A while back, wow. Like 2 years ago!!! I started doing this THINspiration. It really was just me blogging about me walking in Arizona (where I was living at the time). I wore a pedometer, brought my camera, and wore my iPod and walked everyday. I would then, in return blog about how far I walked (Distance) and how many steps I took. I did not have a name for it, until Lena came up with THINspiration... and we chose to post on THURSDAYS our totals. Lena took it to another extreme. She added her weight. I on the other hand posted photos. I am not near as ballsy as Lena, but kudos to her for posting her weight.

After talking to Lena, I figured I would get back to posting my walking and junk. I mean just being more active would be great!!! I started on Friday (9-14-12.) Here is the total(s) for Friday-Sunday.

Friday: miles 5.37 steps  11418
Saturday: miles 2.31 steps  4896
Sunday: miles 1.73 steps  3639

Current total:
Miles:   9.41
Steps:   36267
Hours at work: 13

By the end of the month of September I would like to have put in a minimum of 25 miles in. Good enough goal right?

So this is a good start. I need to wear my pedometer at all times to get a true reading, and then add in my 60-90 minutes of extra work (exercise for fun).

Go stop by Lena's original blog post, and leave her some inspiration! She needs positive motivators in this battle she is facing.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Hey friends,
Happy Cloudy, overcast day from my house!
A lot of stuff has been going on here in my life..
I know for one thing, I have been lacking inspiration.
My favorite Timothy, (Tim) is such a talented friend who blogs, writes, and creates beautfiul photographs wrote on his blog about INSPIRATION.

So go check out his blog, and tell him I sent him your way!!!

Click here to read his poem :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bombshell Stamps September Sketch

Here is the sketch for Bombshell Stamps. Please come play with us and feel free to flop and swap the sketch to suit your needs! Come show us what youve got! Using this sketch would be perfect for one of 3 of your Pin Up projects for submission that is due on the 14th for DT!!! Come on! Play with us! Here is my submission. I used Homeward Bound. It is one of my newest sets I have received since being a Full Time Bombshell girl! Enjoy!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Christmas Cards

Christmas cards, are full in effect here at the Wilson house.
Operation Write Home is a staple in this house, common phrase said is OWH. We are big time supporters here at this house! :) From AnyHero Mail, Kids Mail, allllll the way to the cards. Currently, I have been working on my goal of 500 Christmas cards for OWH. These are just a few of the Christmas cards I have been making using Clipart. Clip art is a great tool for making cards.

All paper comes from The Paper Studio... which I am currently a fan of! (For those of you who do not know what that it is... its a brand from Hobby Lobby!)

Santa is a great figure for Christmas cards, I figure I should get my Santa fix out of the way with these OWH cards... I wonder what I will come up with for my own Christmas cards? Suggestions?

Want to contribute to Operation Write Home? Yes? Click on the Operation Write Home Link and join in the fun. Christmas cards that are not tucked, stamped, or lined are due October 10th. The ones that have all the grunt work done, are due October 31st!!!  So get to stamping!!! Once I get the OWH Christmas cards done, I need to get my own done, then onto my Valentines Day/ Love Cards done for OWH, which are due DECEMBER 31ST!!! :)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Its Your Lucky day!!

I made this card for my friend Anthony, who all of us in the IWC world call Slaw. He was there for me the other day with some kind words of wisdom about a mutual friend. So I figured I would send him some love mail. Some random acts of kindness. :)

I used my go to stamp set... Mermaid Treasure from Bombshell Stamps. I love her so much! I also included the sea life from Fishy Philosophy from {ippity} a side project from Unity. Pretty neat right?

The sentiment says, Its your lucky day, check out the booty.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Love you Like Crazy... kind of creepy?

I found this printable some where I cannot remember right now, but I figured what a great thing to use for a OWH card, now I look at it... Its kind of creepy!!! eeep! NOT making more of these!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

No Place Like Home Card Drive OWH

 Operation Write Home is having a Card Drive!!! 

Let’s help our heroes keep in touch throughout the coming holiday season! That means not only Thanksgiving and Christmas cards – but all the other themes too. They’ll most certainly love writing holiday cards, but they also will want to write home to their families in addition to the traditional Christmas messages!
We have 4 prize boxes full of crafty goodies for 4 lucky winners! Names will be drawn on October 11 and announced on OWHtv that evening. To qualify, your package must:
contain half general card themes and half holiday (Christmas, Thanksgiving). Your general cards may certainly be fall- or winter-themed since you have all those seasonal supplies out – or you can take a break from those and make regular general cards.

contain at least 2 AnyHero cards or letters. You can even get your kids to do those for you!

follow OWH guidelines! Don’t forget to line them, triage for things falling off, include a completed packing slip (and write “No place like home” on the challenge line.) If you need to order a stamp for the backs of your cards, do that here. 

BONUS ENTRY: Cards properly tucked get a double entry! If you’d like to order envelopes, the coupon code for Heinrich is here. And if you need to know how to tuck, see the video on this page.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

{ippity} OWH Cards

Yes, you are seeing correctly! This is a lot of girly cards in one post!!

These are some of the first cards I made when I ventured out here to Arkansas. I did not have any of my own supplies... Well.. Using someone Else's supplies until you get your own makes you appreciate your own "stuff".

Stamp is Ippity, stamped in Versafine.
Colored with either Crayola colored pencils or crappy SU markers. Yeah, crappy as my mom bought them on Ebay and she thought they would be gentley used... Yeah right. Most of them look like the tips were used to brush some one's teeth!! Makes me appreciate my markers!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sew in Love with You

Hey friends!
I have a bunch of these die cuts that I got out of a Michael's bargain bin a while ago thinking how nice they would be to use them on Operation Write Home cards! Little did I know... HALF OF THEM HAD GLITTER ON THEM!!!! If you are new to OWH, you should know that Rule #1 is NO GLITTER!!!!!! (This could explain why I hate glitter so much now a days!) But some stuff with glitter can be sealed with glossy accents if you really like the glitter appeal.

All paper comes from Recollections All Seasons paper packs. I figured this would make a great LOVE card for my stash of OWH cards. :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happy Holidays

Im not going to lie, I dont say Happy Holidays, I say Merry Christmas... I guess you can call me old fashioned.

I got this paper, and sticker from a paper studio pack. I love love love the owls. :) I guess I am following the trend.

This is another card for Operation Write home!!! :)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Its Begun!!

Hi, My name is Emily, and I am addicted to buying Christmas paper. If you have this same problem, raise your hand.....

Lately this has been my current addiction. I have been buying a bunch of it, because of my goal of 500 Christmas cards for Operation Write Home.  Which by the way... the due date for those if they ARE tucked, is Halloween... which is not far off!!! So I better stop this post so I can make more cards!!!

Stamp: Santa baby from MFT--Whos that girl

Friday, August 24, 2012

My Best Tim :)

So my Best Tim just had a birthday!!! Tim is a rockin photographer, and not to mention a gifted writer!!! He has a blog where he puts all his poetry. You should check it out! ----> HERE!

Since Tim is an avid photographer, I figured I would make him a card using this house mouse stamp! Its so perfect!!

Happy Birthday Tim Scott Poma!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Baby Shower

These are pictures from a recent gift I put together for a new friends babyshower! Maria is due in a few weeks with a little boy! I just met Maria recently, but I treated her like any of my friends having a baby! I put together a little gift basket! I bought a lot of items at Sam's Club, and Walmart. She seemed to really enjoy it! I cant wait to meet the new little friend!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mermaid Treasure!

This is my go to stamp set from Bombshell Stamps. Shes beautiful and every way!!! Plus I love the sentiment, "Its your lucky day, check out the booty!"

I also used the "ocean/sea life" from a Ippity set called Fishy Philosophy. I love pairing these two particular sets together!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mini Donkeys

My parents just got some mini donkeys. Its a mama (featured here) and her two kids.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

EVEN MORE!!! Halloween for OWH