Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Can you believe it's already New Year's Eve? That means it's the last day to catch lots of my older goodies at Gotta Pixel! Catch them all for just $1 each!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Posting late, but there's still time! Hop on over to Gotta Pixel and grab some $1 deals!

I've got 2 mini kits up for just $1, so if you haven't picked them up yet, today's a perfect chance!

Berry Merry Mini Kit

Sweater Weather Mini Kit

I had completely forgotten that I had ordered some fabric as a little gift to myself, so what a fun surprise it was to find these goodies in the mail! Now I really need to get sewing instead of just fabric collecting. :) But these are Jelly Rolls are just so yummy I almost hate to unroll it!

I'll have a new fun kit up tomorrow, just in time to ring in the new year! And don't forget -- the challenge format at Gotta Pixel is changing, so you'll only have to wait until the 1st for the next Gotta Be Quick challenge!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

From December 28 until the end of December 31 you can renew your Pixel Club membership and save 30%. The Pixel Club is an area in the Gotta Pixel forums (you can view it here) where you have access to over 1,000+ digital scrapbook downloads, with more being added weekly. You can get entire kits, element packs, paper packs and so much more.

Pixel Club Membership - 1 Year

Don't miss the Gotta Pixel Creative Team Call!

At Gotta Pixel, our Creative Team is well known for playing with their pixels, and we are looking for six new talented scrappers to join the fun!

I've been busy with family and creating a new kit you'll see very soon! Remember to catch my product retirement sale -- those goodies will disappear from Gotta Pixel forever on December 31st!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's almost Christmas! I still don't believe it's nearly here! I finally released Berry Merry late last night to Gotta Pixel! Hurry over and pick up to today for only $1! Those of you who subscribed to my personal designer newsletter (not the one through Gotta Pixel) be sure and check your email before you go shopping --- you all are getting this kit free!

Also, catch the Calico Cutie Luggage Tag album today for only $1! This makes a great quick gift!
Calico Cutie Luggage Tag Album

Now I've been promising you a peek of the fun little cupcakes I made for the big preschool holiday party, well here they are! I was inspired by cupcakes on the cover of the latest issue of Taste of Home, but I couldn't find the chocolate wafers they used so I just made my own chocolate cookies. The noses are cut from orange gummy slices, the eyes are regular chocolate chips and the mouth is mini chocolate chips. It's hard to tell from this picture, but I also sprinkled clear/white cake sparkles on, so they had a nice snowy look. They were a lot of fun to make, and they all disappeared quick!
For teacher gifts, I made a few little notepads and decorated a small paint can using pieces from my Kids At Play products. The little smiley face one is made like a matchbook album. The picture isn't the best, but you can get the idea.
Take a peek over at my Facebook page to see my new haircut! I had been growing it for a while now and got 8 inches cut off to donate to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths campaign that makes and gives free wigs to women battling cancer.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I'm retiring a lot of old products, and from now through the end of the year, you can catch them all for just $1!!!
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(Just now seeing my typo above -- please ignore that -- I was in a post-migraine haze!)

Trying to hurry and finish up a new product, so I'll be back soon with cute cupcake pics, the teachers' gifts I made with Kids At Play and maybe even my pics of my new haircut!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sale, sale, SALE! It's a special one day, 21% off everything in my Gotta Pixel store SALE! This is for Sunday, December 21st only!

I have some fun projects to show you, but it will have to wait for when I've gotten a little rest. :) Have a great time shopping and come back to visit me soon!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

You HAVE to go shopping today! I'm having a crazy $1 sale, today only! And if you missed out on the fun 12 days of Christmas Gotta Pixel collab kit, you can get it free today with any purchase totaling $5 or more!

Pick up shaped albums, quickpages, a mini kit, CU shaped album templates and my newest releases, all for just $1 each!

I saw this great craft idea over at Design*Sponge. It would be so easy to print out some of your favorite digital papers and make these ornaments to dress up your Christmas tree or gifts!

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's the 4th day of Christmas at Gotta Pixel! With your qualifying purchase of $5 of more you could win the opportunity to have the Gotta Pixel creative team scrap some of your own photos!

I had such fun with the current bright Gotta Grab It colors, I just had to make an element pack to go along with it!
Kids at Play Element and Alpha Pack

Pick it and both Kids at Play paper packs up for just $1, but hurry up, these special prices will only last through December 16th!

Kids at Play Paper Pack

Kids at Play Printed Paper Pack

I just love the layout that my friend and CT member Katie (tweetykl) made using the Kids at Play papers!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's Gotta Grab It time again!

This time we've come together to make a really bright and playful collection, great to celebrate kids of all ages! These bright colors aren't my typical choice, but they really were fun to work with! Pick up my Kids at Play Solid Paper Pack and Printed Paper Pack for just $1 each now through Decemeber 16th!

And that's not all the fun! Today's the 3 day of Christmas at Gotta Pixel too! Just spend $5 in non-Gotta Grab It items and you'll receive a 1 month Gotta Pixel Subscription FREE! That's access to thousands of downloads and exclusive kits!!!

Stacy Carlson writes a great digiscrap blog over at AnnTheGran and in her most recent post about sketches, she shared a layout she did with my new Snowy Day collection! I really love what she did with it--go take a peek!

I've been looking at a lot of craft ideas lately, and wanted to share with you all some of the fun finds I've come across! Take a look at these cute little curled paper strip Christmas trees! I've linked to the tutorial so you can make some for yourself. This would be such an easy project to use digital papers for too!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I'm trying to get back in the swing of blogging! And I wanted to make sure you didn't miss Day 2 of the 12 days of Christmas fun at Gotta Pixel!

Using some special GIFTS and any other Gotta Pixel product (free or purchased) create a layout telling us about your favorite holiday memory. Everyone who participates will be entered to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the store.

Now I know it's ridiculously late to be giving you all a December calendar, but other things have gotten in the way and I just barely got around to uploading a new desktop to share! So, if you are like me and still have Novemeber's desktop staring at you, join me in updating it to this fun festive Berry Merry one for the rest of the month!

Download HERE! And please leave a little note to thank MelindaH for helping me out with the calendar again this month!

Not that I have a free moment to make them, or would I risk spending the time on something so fragile with little ones in the house that would surely attack them, but aren't these crepe paper poinsettias beautiful! Maybe when the kiddos are much older I will attempt them. Letting the dye bleed from the edges makes them look so realistic!

Don't forget to visit my new friend Maria over at Quilts and Creativity to see her giveaway of the day! Imagine my suprise when I learned I was yesterday's winner too! I have been planning out fabric combos for this fun new apron pattern headed my way and I intend to make a smaller sized version for Cayley too -- she's 4 and loves to help me cook and bake!

Friday, December 12, 2008

All around the blog world, it's time to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas!

Up through December 24th, there's something new going on at Gotta Pixel! Today, December 12th, every valid purchase of $5.00 or more in the Gotta Pixel store will land you the gorgeous collaboration page kit, Celebration created by the Gotta Pixel Designers!

12 Days of December - Celebration

From Dec 12 to Dec 24, an inspiring and generous group of Digitals designers will be sharing Christmas crackers that will be hidden somewhere in their stores.

Christmas crackers are a traditional activity in the UK & Australia. The Digitals versions each contains a freebie, a coupon and a silly joke or motto to keep your Holiday spirits bright.

Check the forum here each day for a new clue, and sometimes two, to where the crackers are hidden.


Don't worry if you join in late! Each cracker will be left in the designer's store for 6 days. We hope you enjoy the hunt and enjoy opening your gifts from us!

Participating designers:
Kathryn, Shawn, Sharon, Beth, Georgia, Alessandra, DeDe, Amanda, Katey, Christine S, Silvia, Heather, Katie M, Paula

In other blog world fun, I won a great prize over at the Quilts and Creativity blog! I'm so excited to get my hands on this fabric, I know it's going to be beautiful!

Be sure and hop on over to the Quilts and Creativity blog for more 12 days of Christmas gievaways! Today she's giving away a super cute apron pattern!

Brand new at AnnTheGran!

The Snowy Day Collection will beautifully show off your wintry photos and memories! Includes 12 papers, 3 paper snowflakes, 3 paper snowflake photo frames, 1 white edged square photo frame, 1 snowflake and photo cluster, 1 paper snowflake border, 3 large glitter snowflakes, 3 small glitter snowflakes and 1 full alpha set.

Or, if you'd rather just pick up a piece or two!

This fun element pack will add such a playful touch to your wintry layouts! Includes 3 paper snowflakes, 3 paper snowflake photo frames, 1 white edged square photo frame, 1 snowflake and photo cluster, 1 paper snowflake border, 3 large glitter snowflakes and 3 small glitter snowflakes.

In soft and cool shades of blue, the Snowy Day Paper Pack contains solid and patterned papers with subtle swirls and snowflakes that will serve as beautiful backgrounds for so many of your memories!

The Snowy Day Alpha Pack is versatile set that you'll come back to again and again! Made to perfectly coordinate the Snowy Day element and paper packs, the worn textured white paper alphas will also complement so many layouts. Contains upper and lower case letters, punctuation and numbers.

I've been rather horrid at keeping up with designing or posting lately, but I'm hoping that the family is on the road to healthy and we stay there for a good long while! In the very near future I'll finish up my Berry Merry kit (as seen in the greeting card in this post for the Worldwide Christmas Scrapbooking Freebie) and those of you who are members of my personal mailing list will receive a special gift! If you aren't signed up for it yet, just send me a quick note to sarah at -- you won't be sorry!