Thursday, April 30, 2009

Let the National Scrapbooking Day celebrations begin! If you are looking for the Gotta Pixel blog train post, it's the one just under this one.

I've almost got a May desktop calendar ready to share with you all, so be sure and visit again so you can pick it up!

May 1st through May 3rd (Friday through Saturday) you can find every single one of my products at Gotta Pixel for 40% off!!! (Find my Gotta Pixel Store HERE.)

And the Digitals fun runs all week long! (Find my Digitals store HERE)

Don't walk, RUN to the Digitals store during our NSD Week! You won't believe the fun we have in store for you! It all starts May 1st and goes through May 8th. Here's what you can expect:

- 30% Off STORE-WIDE SALE *Sale excludes Advertising, Affiliates like Shutterfly and ACDSee, Gift Certificates, Grab bags, some services, some specially priced bundles, and classes.

- PERSONAL AND COMMERCIAL-USE GRAB BAGS - More than 20 grab bags with 3 brand new complete products in each! Its recession relief at only $3 for personal use bags, $7 for commercial use bags.

- The Digitals Designers are combining the NSD & MAY CHALLENGE KIT into one amazing ECLECTIC ELEGANCE MEGA KIT. You receive pieces of the kit by completing the monthly challenges as well as other activities during the NSD Celebration. Check out the monthly
FORUM CHALLENGES to earn pieces of the NSD Kit! Be sure and collect them all!

- Don't forget to check our FREE DOWNLOADS in the store throughout the event! And pick up the FREE DAILY CARD DOWNLOAD every day! Come back every day to get 8 wonderful cards created by Glenda Ketcham!

- Amanda Thorderson will present another one of her famous TREASURE HUNTS. Visit everyday during the celebration to hunt down a new piece and lots of other fun prizes! (You'll want to be sure and pick up my prize!)

- Beth Rimmer is hosting the
ART DOLL INSANITY CHALLENGE. Be sure and visit the forum for the free mini-kit to complete the Challenge and have a chance to win a prize! Not to mention Beth's Art Doll Chat where there will be even more giveaways!

- Join Kathryn and Lynne for a wonderful BINGO GAME and a chance to win prizes!

- Check out our CROPS going on during the week. Our crops are full of great people, great fun and great prizes so don't miss them!

- Check out the ongoing SPONSOR LIST for many prizes to win and earn by attending the crops and playing the games!

- And in appreciation of your support and joining us here at Digitals for our NSD Celebration, we have created a
BLINKIE for you! Please wear it proudly and have a great time at our fabulous celebration!

See this forum for all the details.

I'll be back throughout the next few days to make sure you don't miss out on anything!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's nearly National Scrapbooking Day! There will be so much going on, the designers at Gotta Pixel decided to start the celebrating a bit early! The big site-wide sale won't start until Friday, May 1st though, so mark your calendars, send yourself reminders, whatever you need to do so you won't forget!

But you'll want to make sure to head over to my Gotta Pixel Retiring Soon category right now and pick up these classic kits before they are gone forever!

And there's even more fun to come! To be sure you don't miss any of my specials, sign up for my newsletter by emailing me (sarah at, subscribe to my blog, join my Facebook group or follow me on Twitter!

Several of the Gotta Pixel designers joined forces to create this fabulous collaboration, and you can get it FREE! All you need to do is visit all our blogs! Retro Spring is fun and fresh and huge! This Gotta Pixel blog train will run from April 30, 2009 (EST) until the end of May 1, 2009 (EST).

Download my Retro Spring pieces HERE! (They aren't pictured on the big preview.)

Don't forget to make your way through all the participating Gotta Pixel designers' blogs!

Visit each one of the blogs listed below and grab the contribution from that designer for the Retro Spring, NSD Blog Train kit. When you have visited all the blogs, and downloaded all the piece, you'll have the entire amazing kit! Since the Gotta Pixel designers scattered all around the world, if you don't find the freebie right away, check back, it will be there!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I combined all the Spring Song pieces together into a full kit (at a special price) for those of you who prefer to buy that way! It's up for sale at Digitals now, and through tomorrow the end of the day (Wednesday), it's and additional 30% off!

I just love the layouts I've seen with Spring Song! Take a peek at these fabulous pages by my creative team and the Gotta Pixel creative team! Click on each to Cindy, Julie and Laura some love!

Be sure and visit again soon! A fantastic blog train is going to start really soon!

Monday, April 27, 2009

The RAK fairies are about to wave their wands again! There are two chances to win at Gotta Pixel and another chance to win at DigiShopTalk! All you have to do is post and share which kit of mine is your favorite and you might win it! Contest ends on Tuesday at 6pm ET, so hurry over!

Monday, April 20, 2009

April's Gotta Grab It event is almost over! Tuesday, April 21st is your last chance to pick up each of these Spring Song new releases for just $1! Click on each preview to go directly to it in my store.

I don't know how I forgot to post here about my fabric! I ordered a few yards of this pattern I designed through Spoonflower. I'd originally planned on making each of my girls a cute little shirt with it but now I'm thinking I'll just make one shirt they can share and make a bag or something else for myself with the rest!

I just started working on a special little digiscrap project for a blog train really soon! I think you'll like it! The other pieces I've seen are wonderful - you are all in for a treat!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

It's Gotta Grab It time at Gotta Pixel again! Now through Tuesday, April 21st pick up each of these Spring Song new releases for just $1! Click on each preview to go directly to it in my store!

Friday, April 17, 2009

For all of you stopping by through the 1st annual Bloggers Quilt Festival, thanks for visiting! The goal of this blog train is to showcase everyone's favorite quilts! Be sure to click on the home link and visit all the other quilters participating!

The quilt I chose is such a special one to me! It wasn't my first quilt ever, but it was the first one where I'd designed the pattern! I made this quilt as my daughter Cayley's baby quilt and even 5 years later I still clearly remember finding the first fabrics for it, rushing home from work to sew, and crawling around on the floor with a big pregnant belly arranging all the scrappy pieces.

My little models/quilt holders wouldn't be still for me to take a picture, so here's a photo I have of the finished quilt top. (That's Cayley peeking over the quilt above.)

I was still a pretty new quilter at the time and I machine quilted it myself, stitching in the ditch. I sort of wish I'd done something a little fancier or sent it off to a long arm quilter, but at the same time proud to have finished it all myself.

My fabric choices for this quilt started with the woven plaid I used in the sashing of the quilt. I also used it for the backing and the crib dust ruffle. I love the sage green, butter yellow and cranberry combination and have gone with the colors for my younger kids quilts too! I only have the tiniest scrap of the plaid left.

I remeber these florals were stocked right along with the plaid, so I wonder if they are from the same collection. I went digging in my stash this afternoon to find out who made these favorites of mine and these florals are by Robyn Pandolph, "Sentimental Journey." I also used the rose and yellow colorways in this quilt. (I googled this line just a few minutes ago and found some more coordinates I'd never seen on eBay! I'm going to try to get them!)

This is the next fabric I fell in love with and had to include it in my little girl's quilt! It's "Floral Bouquet" by Ladyfingers Studio for Andover Fabrics. When the quilt shop I found it at put it on clearance a year or so later I bought up several more yards of it!

In Cayley's quilt I used the pink rose version of this lovely neutral! I found this yellow version on clearance the following year, bought lots and lots of it, and ended up using it as the background and backing of my 2nd daughter Maddie's quilt (along with many of the same fabrics I used in Cayley's quilt, so they'd coordinate since they share a room). This is Age of Innocence by Sharlene Jorgenson for Bernatex.

I really wish I knew what all the other fabrics are! Most of the woven plaids are from a fat quarter bundle and between the quilt and the other nursery accessories I sewed, there's not much left of them.

Thanks for reading about this favorite quilt of mine! This was so much fun I will make a point make posts about some of my other quilts in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring is definitely here and it's time for me to do some spring cleaning in my stores! It makes me sad to say goodbye to these older favorites, but at the end of the month they will all be retiring forever! Pick up them up for a whopping 60% off!

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

It's Tuesday, so that means $1 Pixels at Gotta Pixel! Today you can catch my Calico Cutie collection for just $1 a piece! And don't forget, Just Hatched is only $1 today too!!!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Easter is sneaking up on us! Last year Kathryn and I made a cute kit together, Just Hatched! On Tuesday, April 7th, pick it up at Gotta Pixel for only $1! That's a CRAZY 83% off! But the sale is on for Tuesday only, so don't miss out!

And speaking of my sweet, talented friend Kathryn, be sure and hop on over to her blog to pick up the special free Just Hatched gift she has for you!

Now I've promised you a calendar, so here you go! I've included wide and standard screen versions, as well as plain and photo-hole versions! Add some photos if you have a few minutes, or just pick the jpg version to dress up your desktop in a jiffy!

Just in case you don't know how to change your computer's desktop, here's how to do it in Windows. When everything is minimized, first right click on your current background and choose Personalize. Then pick Desktop Background and chose your desktop jpg file! That's it!
April is just zooming right along for me! How is it already the 6th? I have a calendar to share but I'm holding on to it for just a few more hours. :) When you stop back to pick it up I'll have some special sales news for you!

If you missed out collecting the fabulous Fresh Elegance mega kit at Digitals last month or if you didn't get all the pieces, you can now purchase it! All proceeds will go to charity. Every month the Digitals designers suggest a charity of the month, and all former challenge mega kit purchases will be donated to that charity.

Here is another wonderful mega kit! Pieces of Hope was created to support Autism Awareness month. Sale proceeds will be donated to the National Autism Association.

For Pieces of Hope, I created what I think is a pretty neat little product! It's matching sets of clipping masks and puzzle piece overlays. You just clip your photo to the mask and then line up the overlay on top of that. Someday I'll get around to creating a full set of these to put in my store, but for now, the Pieces of Hope mega kit is the only place you can find them. :)

Don't forget to stop by again soon! Desktop calendar gift and sale info to come!