Tuesday, November 25, 2008

look at me...

look at me... back in the blogging swing of things again.....



My 4 yo had a nice lamenated artwork & journaling project from preschool today....

(he had to fill in the blanks and a teacher wrote it out for him)

"Hudson is thankful for the garbage truck man for picking up the garbage."


"If I had one wish for our turkey day dish it would be....Yellow Ice Cream, PB&J Sandwich, Milk, and purple cake, it tastes like applesauce"

priceless, isn't it???

how about your kids????? anything similar?


interesting blogs I've stumbled upon recently...

Cake Wrecks

Fantacy's Hillbilly Scraps

C Jane (live your life to the fullest)

Ikea Hacker

Stretching a Buck (I blogged about this yesterday)


ok........ well, ya know how every day Gotta Pixel has up to 4 or 5 different products from different designers for big bargains.. in our Pixel Picks catagory

Wednesdays are my day...

sooooooo this week.....

grab my super fun and fab page kit, Crazy Christmas for only $2.99, save 54%


enjoy.. and Scrap Sassy Silly!

Monday, November 24, 2008

ok.......... I'm soooo into online grocery coupons now.... they are soooo flippin' quick and easy to use... I don't have to remember to take any to the store with me, they are just automatically loaded onto my Fry's card and when I purchase something it knows... AND... I get an e-mail the next day about my coupon activity

I stumbled upon a grocery savings blog one day called
Stretchin A Buck.. signed up to receive the blog updates...... and registered on three different sites to register my Fry's card

if you live in the States, you should take advantage of her blog...I don't think you'll be disappointed


oh gosh... I just finished watching The Hills.......
*Spencer is a lunatic controlling QUACK!
*Audrina is a worry wort crazed paranoid girl

I just found out that Heidi and Spencer eloped while they were in Cabo over the weekend....
oh, hopefully she wakes up sometime in the next year or two and realizes what a nutjob he is

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Deals of the Day

As of last week, every Wednesday I will be offering a Deal of the Day at Gotta Pixel (a/k/a Pixel Pick). Every day there should be 1-4 items in the Pixel Picks category for a smokin' deal.

My pick this week is my Template Tools - Abby:

SAVE 69% now and grab it for only $1.25 HERE


For those of you who don't know... I work at The Gap and this coming weekend, Nov 13th - 16th is our Friends and Family/Give and Get event

interested in one of my offers????

*30% off Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Piperlime. (includes outlets)

*valid Nov 13th - 16th

*can be used multiple times and you can share yours with a friend in stores

*can only be used one time online

*5% of all sales from my friends and family will be automatically donated to Dress for Success (I had 6 charities to choose from)

*can be used on regular and sale merchandise

Please ONLY request one if you know you will definitely used it... I do NOT want to waste any

I have three e-mail offers available to my blogging friends. I've already given away all of my 50, but one of my co-workers gave me 47 of hers and I still have bits of those remaining (I gave away a bunch to my Facebook friends)................. we both chose the same charity so 5% of all our F&F sales will be donated by Gap to Dress for Success

IF you are interested .. please leave me your e-mail address........... three lucky people will receive these fabulous discounts

Friday, October 31, 2008

DSD fun fun fun

Gotta Pixel's Blog Bunny Hop!!!!!

The bunny hop begins November 1, 2008 EST. Not all the blogs have their contribution up, so wait until November 1!
Welcome to the first ever Gotta Pixel Blog Bunny Hop!!!
Several Gotta Pixel designers wanted to do something fun for Digital Scrapbook Day, and give our wonderful members a little Thank You!

Each of us have created a freebie for you to download, and all you have to do to get all of them is to follow the BUNNY!
Even better... inside each of our zip files is a secret word. As soon as you have collected all 16 freebies, get the secret words from the zip file and head over to Gotta Pixel to
this thread and you will find instructions on how to submit those secret words in to be entered to win a 1 year Gotta Pixel Pixel Club Membership. Gotta Pixel is giving away 4 of these memberships for the Bunny Hop, so make sure to collect all those secret words!!!

You will find the bunny on all the following blogs:
Stacy Carlson,
Kathryn Estry,
Michelle Pieters,
Jill D-Zines,
Sweet Digi Scraps,
Sarah Meyer,
Randi Oh Designs,
Lynne Simmons,
Paula Yagisawa,
Isabel Mendez,
Mad Scrapper Designs,
Connie Prince,
Cherie Shields,
Michelle Swadling,
Kim Cameron


download Blue Skies


alsooooooooo.... sales sales sales and FWP collabs at Gotta Pixel and Scrapdish.......... a brand spanking new store......
all that news will be posted in a few hours

til then.................. Happy Halloween!!!!!! and Scrap Sassy Silly!!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

I just found the coolest blog for fun and unique ways to use some of the furniture, flooring, etc from Ikea...

and thought you might like to see it too

I really love how someone converted the little snail rocker

Ikea hacker


Griffin is potty trained!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!! 3 boys and no more diapers or pull-ups again for the last time!


Do you know anyone who is interested in learning the basics of Digital Scrapbooking? If so, there is a brand
new blog dedicated to teaching beginners. Please share this fab place.


what to laugh at a funny dance-off? It's with McCain and Obama..
so so funny!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!!!

It's my baby Griffin's 3rd birthday today.

In celebration of his birthday, we are starting out the day at Ikea for breakfast, then braving the mall to get him a new pair of Crocs.

You get some fab goodies too :) Hooray!

This morning I learned out about a fabulous deal from Stretching a Buck blog. Well, originally Fantacy pointed me towards it. Kudos to her for this fab hook-up!
I always love finding a great bargain! Anyone that personally knows me, knows I love fabulous quality bargains. So, Stretching the Buck is a super fab and as it's name suggests, it's ideal for finding ways to save money AND it's having a giveaway - a $25 Kroger g.c. this week!!! How cool is that?! Just click HERE for more details and your chance (or 3) to win ;)

The fab Stretching a Buck blog also taught me how to sign up for e-coupons. Oh my! These are the coolest things. No more clipping coupons. Well, with me, I might clip, but then I always forget to take them to the store. They are automatically linked to my Fry's card (part of Krogers) and can be combined with Kroger's Short-cuts e-coupons, along with their special weekly offers too. The sidebar also has hook-ups to her favorite frugal blogs and coupon sites.

AND......... one more goodie..........
I blogged over the weekend with a large freebie paper pack... be sure to grab it

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

sorry for being a ghost lately

gosh... I haven't been too active with my poor blog lately.

I'm sorry to all of you.. ( a little forgiveness gift below)

I have no idea what kept me away last week, but this week we've been super busy since it's Fall Break from school. We've gone to the park, the zoo, the pool, and misc errands... plus, I've been working every single night.

Besides all the running around with that stuff, I finally had my appearance in court for the dog attack I witnessed last April. It was one scary dog attack too. I was the only person who witnessed the very beginning how it happened.

the following is from my April 18th blogging:
yesterday morning I was a witness to a dog attack close to my house at a greenbelt
well, it really opened up my eyes about having my guard up when we see dogs when we are out for a walk
I was over at the big patch of grass that dips down... Hudson wanted to play "chase me" & I'm so glad we didn't get started with that...........
there was a woman with 3 larger dogs resting on the smaller patch of grass on the opposite side of the sidewalk right there...... and another woman walking her two Yorkies through the big greenbelt and as soon as they got in the sight of the big dogs, one and then the other two took off for an attack..... (they were on a leash, but not a firm grasp & the owner was looking the other direction talking on the phone)................the attack dogs owner came to try and get her dogs and I ran over and pulled two of the big dogs off.... luckily a woman on the other side of the street came over to take care of my boys while they were screaming
when all was over... a nice woman driver took the little Yorkies to the vet... Nick is ok, but Nora had an intestinal issue with surgery and an infection last night, hopefully she recovers ok............. the owner had a chunk taken out of her arm.........I talked with her this morning, she had her first skin graft last night and will have to have another couple later
I stayed around for quite a while, the last witness...but I have no idea what happened with the attacking dogs... Animal Control was with with them when I left to take Hudson to school (the one that bit her was a Pit mix)
sooooooooooooooooooo.... now I am really going to have my guard up whenever I see dogs when we are out for a walk........please be aware of your surroundings... it only takes a brief moment with no warning for something like this to happen

anyway, the owner of the pit mix was given 7 citations, her dog was put to sleep in May... and she has been fighting 2 of the 7 citations since then.... Tuesday was finally the day in front of the judge... one of the citations she was fighting was about her not having control of her dogs... HELLO... she so didn't... it wouldn't have happened if she had control of them..........
I was released after my testimony so I don't know what the outcome was. I really need to call the prosecuter's office to check on it


I have one fabulous kit I released at Gotta Pixel recently which I haven't shown you yet...

introducing Penelope! a mini version of this was available at The Funky Playground during August's Teacher's Pet.......
but I've added a bunch and tweaked a few others.. and now it's for sale


Penelope by Sara Ellis ....

A fun, fanciful, whimsical, girly, artsy page kit to delight you.

8 patterned nicely textured papers
6 solid and semi-solid nicely textured papers
1 acrylic round frame
1 painted square frame
1 scalloped border with shadow
1 doodled border
1 outragously adorable embellished bird
4 flair buttons
2 stamped flowers (one with & without stem)
1 ribbon tab flower
1 large stamped heart
5 journaling notebook strips
2 funky cut mats
1 ribbon tab bunch
3 ric racs
3 colored staples (pink, green, and silver)
1 long stiched line
1 short stitched line
1 stitched word (sweet)
1 hanging tag (with and without paper insert)
1 tulip


now ... for all of you neglected blogging friends....

please enjoy my Go-Go-Groovin' #1 paper pack set that I just recently retired from Gotta Pixel
download HERE ... and please leave some lovin' if you grab it ..

Sunday, October 05, 2008

New Presidential Candidate

New Presidential Candidate... It's someone we know!

There's an effort to elect an unknown random person as President... and it's someone we know! Watch this online video about the surprising new nominee:

This is just about the coolest news in the world.

Jot back a note to let me know what you think!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

wanna cool purse?

ok.. I know I've been a very bad blogger for the last week or two........................ but........how about winning a super chic new purse?
Fantacy hooked me up with this deal and now I'm sharing this with you...
Now there is a great lil contest going on to win a slammin new handbag/purse....

All you have to do is go HERE and sign up!!!!

The purses are really really gorgeous! Christmas is less than 3 months away so why not win one and it can be one of your gifts?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Paper Pack Bundle clearance BARGAIN!


What a deal here! If you are just getting started with digi-scrapping or if you have been scrapping for a while & would love to increase your stash, this is a fabulous bundle package that you just can't pass up. I am clearing out my store.

Enjoy this while you can. As of October 1st all of my "retiring soon" items will be gone.

Included in this bundle:
*Preppy Polly ~Winter $1
*Preppy Polly ~Summer $1
*Preppy Polly ~Spring $1
*Preppy Polly ~ Autumn $1
*#40 ~ Just Papers
*Go-Go-Groovin' Variety Pack #1
*Go-Go-Groovin' Variety Pack #2
*Gone Streakin Purplish
*Gone Streakin Pinky
*Livid Vivid Morning ~ The Paper Pack
*Livid Vivid Evening ~ The Paper Pack

which basically means you will receive a total of 107 papers for $5
grab them all individually with their own clearance prices

**Scrap for Hire ok... just like all of my other Personal Use goodies

Monday, September 22, 2008

spreadin some love

Do you know about Nie Nie or C Jane or Little California???

Well... if not, you should take a few minutes, see how blessed your life is, and send some love their ways.

I was reading C Jane Run a little bit ago and found out that her surreal roller coaster ride just got bumpier yesterday. Besides her sister (Nie-Nie)and brother-in-law being in the hospital for burns because of a plane crash, her 31yo cousin Katie just passed away this weekend.

I really love Nie-Nie's blog. C Jane has reposted some past highlights so that everyone out in blog lands can know what a special person she is. THIS is my favorite blog post and I sooooo want to do this with my boys. oh... I will do it... I've got to figure out an open day soon so we can do it.

Now ... about Little California (Callie)... she was backed over and ran over by a car driven by a dear family friend of her family a couple weeks ago. Callie was airlifted to Phoenix Children's Hospital and is fighting like crazy to get better. Her older sister Ashley (21.5 years older) has been blogging about her & is organizing a fabulous raffle for her. There are some really adorable boutique items available. Please check this out. I'm sure her story, as well as Nie-Nie's will touch your hearts deeply.

Big {{HUGS}} to all!


one of my girlfriends sent me a link to a very cool political match-em-up quiz a few days ago


I shared it over at DST's chatter this past weekend .... and it seems people are really enjoying it

If you are undecided about the Presidential candidates or if you want to confirm your choice... this is a great place to check out


I'm clearing out tons of goodies at Gotta Pixel.

About half of my store (approximately 50 items) are retiring at the end of the month. This includes all Personal Use/Scrap4Hire/Commercial Use items. Grab tons of fun for way over 50% off.

and..... the best deal by far... my Commercial Use Bundle.....(SAVE 79%)


Commercial Use Clearance Bundle from Sara Ellis

What a deal here! If you are just getting started with designing or if you have been designing for a while & need a little extra creative assistance at times, this is a fabulous bundle package that you just can't pass up. I am clearing out my store.

Enjoy this while you can. As of October 1st all of my "retiring soon" items will be gone.

Included in this bundle:
*Toppings - Textures part A *Commercial OK*
*Toppings - Textures part B *Commercial OK*
*Toppings - Textures part C *Commercial OK*
*Toppings - Textures part D *Commercial OK*
*Toppings - Textures part E *Commercial OK*
*Toppings - Textures part F *Commercial OK*
*Toppings - Templates part A *commercial*
*Toppings - Templates part B *commercial*
*Toppings - Take One *COMMERCIAL OK*
*Toppings - Take Two *COMMERCIAL OK*
*Toppings - Take Three *COMMERCIAL OK*
*Toppings - Take Four *COMMERCIAL OK*
*Petal Pushers *Orbits (brushes) - *COMMERCIAL ok*
*Swirlygiggies (brushes) *COMMERCIAL ok*

which basically means you will receive a total of 12 texture overlays, 26 paper overlay templates, 3 flower fabric templates, 2 fancy mats, and 30 ABR brushes (with matching PNG files) -
grab them all now - 15 products for $15 (SAVE 79%)
grab them all individually with their own clearance prices, but more than $1 each

just greatly appreciated if you feel like including it

Thursday, September 18, 2008

"Are you going to beat me up?"

Hudson is so funny. Everytime we play soccer or anything with a hint of a competition, he always asks "are you going to beat me up?" or says "I'm going to beat you up". No matter how many times we've told him that how he should say it without "up", he still says it. It is pretty comical now, but just waits until he says it at his Itty Bitty Sports class with Coach Alex and other little boys. It's a very cute class, just an intro to sports - 6 sports in 8 weeks. He's already had soccer and basketball. Next week is Lacrosse. He will then have baseball (maybe t-ball), golf, and tennis. The class is just for 3-5 year olds. Hudson just turned 4 this past Sunday and he is definitely the biggest kid in the class. He is tall, but all the others must be tiny 3 year olds. Anyway, just picture Coach Alex giving his a little drill & he tells her "I'm going to beat you up". I probably won't hear him sitting on the bleachers..LOL.. too funny.


ok.. gear up and get ready for a huge Clearance Sale at Gotta Pixel!

Several of us are clearing out our goods from the 20th -30th. There's going to be some massive savings. I know I've been at GP since last December so that means that there are lots and lots of goodies for me to clean out of the store too.

I bet they'll be things for pocket change (under a dollar).

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

and now it's Thursday

ok... I'm getting a bit annoyed with One Life to Live lately.

talk about stirring up tormoil and no happiness anywhere.. it's really crazy

Tess has Natalie locked up in the basement and Tess's/Jess's daughter is who knows where ... I bet the next time we see her, she'll be aged to maybe 5 or 6 years old

Clint is turning into a big A** .... he's a nice guy... this is just wrong.. he's worse than Asa, if that can be possible

Todd is going to steal his grandbaby and make his daughter, Starr, believe that her own baby is dead................that's too much for Todd.. he hurts tons of people, but he wouldn't hurt Starr

and... how long is Marty going to stay in the dark about her real life? c'mon, John has to find her soon


have you watched Busted on MTV yet? it's pretty entertaining........it's Cops busting drunk 18 year olds


do you shop for little girls? I don't have any, but I fell in love with this cute online boutique I found today.......

Sweet*N*Sassy Creations

it's loaded with adorable ribbon embellished denim jeans & mini skirts

you just have to check it out!


well, I finally added Jovial Fantasy to my Scrapdish store... yay!


please don't forget about Gotta Pixel's Gotta Grab It event.... grab your own collab... over 40 goodies with the same swatch and theme

as of midnight EST on the 18th...everything will go back to their regualr prices

(scroll down to my last blogging to find out more)

Monday, September 15, 2008

hello Tuesday

I'm so proud of Hudson! Today was his 4 year check up. He is 42.5 inches (90th percentile) and 41 lbs (75th - 90th percentile). I was a bit surprised that he wasn't at least 100th percentile for his height. Anyway, he had 4 shots in his arms and he didn't cry whatsoever, just a little shock and that was it. Poof! all over! On the way home he asked why he was wearing bandaids because it wasn't any big deal to him.

I was the one that caused more of an issue. Well, Saturday morning I sliced my finger while cutting pineapple. My FIL wrapped a couple badaids around it and some tape since it bled profusely. This morning I tried to change the bandages and they wouldn't come off so I had to have the CMA cut it off for me after she gave Hudson his shots. I winced a bit since it's still very tender. Hudson was a pro compared to me. It was kind of funny. The 41 year old was worse than the 4 year old.



my Mizzou Tigers are 3-0 now and we moved up in the polls from #6 to #5


wanna Wear Gold for 2008????? Join The Missouri Run for #1 Facebook Group.


September's Gotta Grab It!!!!!!!!

the theme for the month is Sunflower Dreams, but I'm not so sunflowery with my designs, so I made some goodies that are very compatible with the sunflower explosion

everything in
the Gotta Grab It collection is $1 each ONLY September 16th, 17th, and 18th... and all 40+ Gotta Grab It goodies can be mixed and matched to make your own special collaboration kit

here's mine:





grab my contributions HERE

enjoy & Scrap Sassy Silly!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The long birthday weekend

oh my ... it's been one long birthday weekend! What a lucky 4 year old we have. Hudson had his first party, a pool party with a few of his friends, on Friday morning. They played and played in the pools, then ate yummy cupcakes, and opened presents.

Evan and Hudson goofing around in the water.

Griff, Amelia, Hudson, and Jepson being silly after it's over.

Saturday morning was the family party. I made a yummy breakfast with a scrumptious breakfast casserole, home-made banana muffins, cheesy hashbrowns, and fresh fruit (recipes a bit later). A little snafoo happened during the prep time shen I majorly sliced my finger cutting the pineapple. I probably should've left to get stitches. It's still throbbing almost 36 hours later.

Anyway, between the two parties, Hudson ended up with his very first racetrack (a Darda Super Starter Speedway - very super cool with no batteries, I can't wait to build on to it), the Playmobil Recycling Truck that he really really wanted since he wants to be a garbage truck driver when he gets bigger, his first soccer ball & t-ball set, and many other fun things.

Today was his actual birthday. All of us went to The Healing Field in Tempe this morning. I took Hudson and Griffin last year and captured an amazing picture

credits HERE

I just had to take them again and I want to continue this every year. It truly is an amazing place. Each flag pole had a card on it with a lost one's name, age, hometown, occupation (or student's school info, etc) , and picture. I felt so sorry for the few without any pic. All of the little kids had a little stuffed animal attached to the bottom of their poles. I took a slew of pics there today, but unfortunately my camera is having difficulties connecting to my computer to upload them. Hopefully I will be able to share them soon.


I should be so extremely exhausted right now. I worked from 5pm yesterday until 2am early this morning for inventory. At least Jeff took care of the boys this morning and they let me sleep in. yay! that is such a huge extreme rarity! I only slept in until 8:45, but that's alot better than 6ish like usual.

I'm a bit annoyed right now because there is alot of design stuff I need to be working on right now, but having one finger bandaged up is making using the keyboard a bit difficult. oh well



1 cup mashed banana (2 bananas), 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup Miracle Whip, 2 cups flour; 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda............
Mix together and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes


I'm not much of a casserole fan, but this is yummy & I always receive tons of compliments on it too. It's very light and fluffy

Breakfast Casserole

12 slices bread
6 eggs
1 quart milk
6 slices American Cheese
6 slices Monterey Jack cheese
optional: meats and veggies...your choice

Cut crust off bread and butter them. Place 6 slices buttered side down, in a 9x13 inch pan. Place 1 slice American and 1 slice of Monterey Jack cheeses on each piece of bread. Place optional items next. Place the last 6 slices of bread on top with buttered side up. Mix eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together and then pour over top. Refrigerate overnight. The next morning, bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 1 hour.

I used 1lb of maple sausage (browned), 1lb cubed ham, and 1/3 sweet onion (diced).

Friday, September 12, 2008

the 4Runner is back

the news about our 4Runner & other catalytic converter thefts made the front page of our little suburban paper Friday.

If you didn't receive the paper, you can read it here:

they spelled my name with an H.. but, oh well... it's still me

and... one good thing......well, kind of good, I guess........... the auto body shop quoted us $2500 foer the repair job, but it only actually was $690, including the tow.... apparently the one they fixed before ours had a really bad hack job, the idiots cut into their O2 sensor & out idiots cut ours out nicely so it was an easier fix



hopefully this can help some of you find cheaper gas

it tries to keep current cheap gas prices in Canada and the US

so far Phoenix gas is still in good shape... the stations by us are right at $3.44/gallon

Thursday, September 11, 2008

the blind girl...

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her.
She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.'

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend. He asked her,'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.'

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.

Life Is a Gift Today before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.
Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat.
Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.
Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to heaven.
Before whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.
And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.
And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and think: you're alive and still around.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

picture day!

Today was picture day at (pre)school. Last spring the picture people parted and feathered his hair so he looked like somebody else's cute little boy, not our crazy goofy Hudson.
So.... today he went to school with a note pinned to him (see pictures). Griffin wanted a note too, so his said "I wanted to wear a note like Hudson"

"Please do not part and feather my hair. Thank you - Hudson"

Monday, September 08, 2008

sing a little sing song

I am soooooooooo happy to have some tunes on my blog now! I found the best site, http://www.playlist.com/!

I made a little playlist so far. I will probably add to it later. I hope you love the tune that's playing. If not, scroll to the bottom and click on a different one. Jennifer Love Hewitt's song on there is my new fave!

stick around, read my blog for a while, find some freebie QPs, and enjoy the tunes :)


have you signed up for my Gotta Pixel newsletter yet? If not, please do! See the box over there on the right sidebar? Yep, that one. My newsletters are sent out every Tuesday night and the one for this week has a super fab coupon in there.
Go on... hurry up!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

let the music move you move you

almost diaper free!!!!!!


I'm so excited... Griffin is almost out of diapers. He has gone potty in the toilet every time for the last 3 days. I think it will take a while to get the poop part under control, but we're almost there. YAY! After this package of diapers is done, it's only pull-ups for him. So cool!



our 4Runner was officially towed off on Friday (see the most recent blogging to see about my crazy story). The body shop said that he is getting used to fixing them. The last one took 1.5 weeks and is hoping to have ours done within one week. The creeps only get about $150 for the part & we have to pay our deductible of $500. At least we won't have to pay the full bill which will be right at $2500!


ok... are you bored? Would you like to drive yourself crazy?????? Or, perhaps, crazier than you already are?

move the mouse around and try to click on the ball to make it change colors.... it does work... I've seen blue, pink, gray, and green so far.

now.............. my newest kit, Jovial Fantasy on SALE for 31% off for just a few days ....

bonus wordart:

Creative Team layouts:Creative Team member, momofthecrazy4:
Jovial Fantasy coordinates with the Gotta Pixel August Dream Kit, Happily Ever After

Thursday, September 04, 2008

some brazen idiots!!!!!!!!

I was at work tonight.... at The Gap in a nice little boutique shopping strip (not a mall)..... and the nice old security guard walked into the store shortly before we closed at 8pm to ask if anyone owns the Toyota 4Runner outside.................. HELLO! ... I asked if it was a black one... and ... yep! ...........
welllllllllllll... some idiotic A** sawed off my catalytic converter!!!!! nice, huh?
a guy from AJs (an upscale grocery store in our strip) heard a strange noice and then he saw some guy pop into his car and take off ..... he called security ... unfortunately nobody got the license plate ... just that it was a couple of Hispanic guys in a dark car

UGH! the security guy said that nice metals are in the inside of them.... well, the police told me it's actually platinum

according to the policeman, it only takes approximately 1.5 minutes for them to saw it off and go

I ended up driving it home instead of leaving it or having it towed... since I only live 5-10 minutes away....... dang! it was noisy... it's just like not having an exhaust system on it and it barely wanted to move... I drove home with my hazard flashers on driving approximately 32 mph

I have no idea how anyone can prevent this from happening... my car was parked in the parking lot which was not even half full... with cars driving around

sooooooooooooooooo freakin' annoying!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I am such a doughnut

This morning I couldn't figure out where my purse was. I thought that possibly someone took it when I stopped inside a convenience stores yesterday until I remembered that I later went to Fry's (local grocery store). Then.... DUH!!!!!!! I left my purse in my shopping cart IN the parking lot. HELLO! what a doughnut! I stopped back by there after I picked Hudson up from preschool and lucky me, soemone turned it in to the lost and found & everything was in it. If someone would've taken my wallet, they wouldn't have gotten away with much at all. It would've been more of a pain for me to replace my ID and debit card.

Well then....... I was a doughnut again tonight... hello! that's two big things in two days.......... I was all excited to get some Cold Stone (yummy ice cream) after work since I had a coupon and it's only a couple doors away from The Gap. Wellllll, after I paid for my ice cream I looked for my keys and then it dawned on me that I left them in my locker at work. UGH! OK... I said I was a doughnut, didn't I? Well I didn't want dh to have to wake up the boys and drive them to rescue me with a spare set. Luckily I had one co-worker's number in my phone. I called her & she gave me one asst. manager's number, talked with her & she gave me another number for an asst. who closed up with me and lives pretty close. She came to let me in and grab my key. OH, crazy me!

(have fun laughing..... and then you can scroll down and find some freebie QPs.... enjoy!)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

put a smile on that face of yours

you can't help but smile with this song........

Official Jason Mraz - I'm Yours video

[via FoxyTunes / Jason Mraz]

and a chuckle....

Little Red Riding Hood is skipping thru the forest road when she sees the big bad wolf crouched down behind a log.
'My, what big eyes you have, Mr. Wolf.'
The wolf jumps up and runs away.
Further Down the road Little Red Riding Hood sees the wolf again and this time he is crouched behind a bush.
'My what big ears you have, Mr. Wolf.'
Again the wolf jumps up and runs away.
About 1/4 mile down the road Little Red Riding Hood sees the wolf again and this time he is crouched down behind a rock.
'My what big teeth you have Mr. Wolf.'
With that the wolf jumps up and screams, 'Will you knock it off, I'm trying to poop!'

enjoy & have a super duper fabulous weekend!!!!!!!!!!
(also... if you haven't already grabbed the fab QPs available here... please scroll down and do so)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

more QP freebies

Last week I mentioned that I was supposed to go to court this week to be a witness for a dog attack that happened earlier this spring. I saw the whole thing occur and it wasn't pretty at all. Well, it was postponed until possibly October. I just have to wait around until I receive another subpoena in the mail notifying me of the next hearing. Who knows, this thing will probably be dragged out for at least a year.


My fabulous Scrap Silly Sister, Patricia (a/k/a pcisneros), made some more quickpages for my friends with my newest kit, Yip Yap.
Isn't that so fabulous?


you can grab both QPs HERE

and here are some cute layouts by more of my girls, momofthecrazy4 and mom2atrio (jzdesigns)...each LO is linked, so please leave them some lovin'

If you love Patricia's QPs, be sure to scroll down so you can find some more below that go with my Zippity Zoo Zah kit.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Yip Yap - intro 33% off


Yip Yap by Sara Ellis
is a fun filled kit for puppy dog lovers. It is also pretty versatile for other boyish charm generic goodness.

33% off Intro offer for just a few days

10 solid, semi-solid, and patterned papers
1 painted scalloped border
1 painted large circle
1 painted splotch
1 dog
1 doghouse
1 dogbone
1 leash
1 wooden frame
1 curled shadowed frame
1 journal strip bunch
1 cross stitched ribbon
1 staple
1 string mess with screw
1 tag
1 woof!

**don't forget to scroll down to find some super fabulous Zippity Zoo Zah quickpages

Friday, August 22, 2008

Lula Belle - Teacher's Pet FREEBIE

while I was finishing up the preview for Lula Belle, my two crazy nuts decided to color themselves with a ball point pen... Griffin was a little more inked up then Hudson


you can grab my latest Teacher's Pet assignment....it is the final one too I was paired with a brand new designer, DigiDesignz.....


I hope you like it grab it here:

http://www.funkyplaygrounddesigns.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=6042&limit=recent **I will have a cute doggie mini kit in Gotta Pixel a bit later today

Sunday, August 17, 2008

news and a freebie :)

Well, do you remember back in April when I witnessed that scary dog attack?
The pit was put to sleep in May. I thought everything was over.
Case closed.
ummmmmm... NOPE!
Friday I received a nice summons to appear in court on the 26th as a witness.
I hope it isn't going to be a huge circus. I wasn't able to attend the first hearing when she the owner was found guilty and when they determined that the dog had to be put down, but it was crazy from everything I read. They tried to make it seem like it was just a case about pit bull discrimination. It wasn't at all! I saw the whole attack occur and that crazy dog and two other big dogs ran for their lunch (the woman with two little dogs). The attacked woman ended up with a chunk out of one arm and one little doggie was injured too.
For the entire attack story, see HERE.
Stay tuned. I'll keep you updated afterward the court date.


Do you see the handy dandy newsletter sign-up link over there to the right?
Well, if you haven't signed up yet for my designer newsletter, please do.
You can also sign up for any other specific
Gotta Pixel designer newsletter at the same time.
The newsletters took a break for the summer,
but my next one will be released on Tuesday.
Each week it will have my newest releases, featured LOs,
challenge info, and sale info.
Don't miss out!


Congrats to the designers who made the latest cut for
the Funky Playground's Teacher's Pet contest...
green elephant
krystal hartley
miss tiina
tara dunstan

The assignment for week 4, the final one, was also released. It's a collaboration with another designer. All of the ones still in the contest have been paired up with a FPD designer and the rest of us will be matched up with someone else. I sooo want to do this, but I'm not sure if I have time for a collab this week. I need to decide soon. I know I'll probably do it, but who knows.


look what one of my super duper fabulous CTMs, Patricia (a/k/a pcisneros)
made for you.....
4 oh so cute quickpages with my Zippity Zoo Zah page kit

QP files are always huge so this is split up into two files...
be sure to grab both of them
download one
download two

please tell your friends to come over here for a visit so they can grab these fab QPs too

please be sure to leave Patricia a thank you here or directly on her blog

***Scrap for Hire ok... just like all of my other personal use goodies

Zippity Zoo Zah is available in the separate paper pack, element pack,
and the combo page kit ....
grab the page kit for $2 off
with coupon SE_BLOG_2zoo
expires midnight August 28th

Thursday, August 14, 2008

way too many goodies ....

Gotta Pixel Store
Summer is over and it's time for back to school! Gotta Pixel is celebrating by having a store wide sale where everything is marked 30% (or more) store wide! This includes commercial use, subscriptions, page kits, everything!

Sale runs from August 15, 2008 until the end of August 17, 2008 EST.

Because of this fabulous sale.... my Buy My Gotta Pixel Store is dirt cheap. The sales have been wonderful so far and this offer was supposed to expire on midnight on the 15th, but I have decided to extend this throughout the sale weekend....

Funky Playground Teacher's Pet time.......

I was knocked out of the competition after the 2nd round, but I'm still able to participate until the month is over.

Here's my entry for week 3...Roundabout

grab it HERE (you do have to be a FPD newsletter subscriber to receive it) everything was inspired by the clipart samples... I had to tweak them in some way & make them into something new, include 3 brushes, 3 patterned papers (I have 2 bonus solids too), and 5 elements

I really loved seeing how some designers really changed their clipart into something completely different... it's very inspirational

a couple of my faves are from Sherry Tierney and pameladonnis because of how they took simple shapes and really transformed them...... there are some other kits that I really really like, but I just liked their transformations the best

enjoy & Scrap Sassy Silly!

Monday, August 11, 2008

oh well.. a little less stress now

I didn't make the latest cut in the FPD Teacher's Pet. I'm bummed, but not too surprised.

Congrats to these awesome ladies for making it to the next round:
ana amorim
green elephant
jennifer trippetti
kim jensen
loreta labarca
miss tiina
natalie bird
rachel martin
stephanie ogren
sherri tierney
valorie brown

You can view all of their incredible work HERE. The week 3 assignment is another mini kit & the freebies will be uploaded throughout the week.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

gimme some lovin' please :)

well, only if you really like this....

Are you familiar with The Funky Playground's Teacher's Pet event right now? It's a super fab designer contest and learning place for designers (of all levels - established and newbies). Some really great talent can be found in the gallery over there. Every assignment is available as a freebie for one week, as long as you are a FPD newsletter subscriber. Even the designers who are cut from the competition can still play along and offer their freebie assignments too.

Well, I made the first cut off (cut from approximately 100 designers down to 50). Wish me luck making it to round 3.

Week 2 is all about making unique extractions.
sooooooooo.... here's Fleece Corners............. they won't be available too much longer....

grab it HERE this and all the other week 2 assignments are freebies until Monday 9am EST...
wish me luck making it to week 3

oh..... I do have to share a comment from Linnie_818 ... she has left the most fabulous replies on both of my entries, as well as some other designers contributions...................... she replies AFTER she unzips each freebie & then writes a review....
here's my latest from her...
"These are amazing. I usually seem to have trouble using corners. They never look quite right to me. But these are wonderful. I opened up the zip to "take them for a test drive" and they're great. They don't "match" anything and that's why they're perfect. Thank you for sharing these cuties with us!!! And good luck!"

Isn't she a doll?????? I really want to find her and send her a little thank you.... but she is very tough to find........ If you know her, please tell her to visit my blog & say hello..... and if you are her, HI!!!!!!!! I adore you!

Friday, August 08, 2008

guess what? more funnies

ok... ready for more funnies from my FIL.... he sent me a bunch of funnies earlier this week & I've had fun stretching them out the last few days for you....

soooo.. here's today's... The Fight:

My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping channels. She
asked, “What’s on TV?”

I said, “Dust.”

...And then the fight started…

My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She
said, “I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds.9 D

I bought her a scale.

...And then the fight started…

When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her someplace
expensive... so, I took her to a gas station...

...And then the fight started...

After retiring, An elderly man went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked him for his driver's license to verify his age. He looked in his pockets and realized he left his wallet at home.
He told the woman that He was very sorry, but He would have to go home and come back later.

The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'. So he opened his shirt revealing his curly silver hair.

She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me' and
she processed his Social Security application.

When he got home, he excitedly told his wife about his experience at the Social Security office.

She said, 'you should have dropped your pants. Then you might have gotten disab ility, too.'

...And then the fight started...


My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion, and she kept staring at a drunk man swinging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table.

I asked my wife, 'Do you know him?'

'Yes,' she sighed,

' He's my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking right
after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he
hasn't been sober since.'

'Good Lord!!' I said, 'who would think a person could go on
celebrating that long?'

...And then the fight started...


I rear-ended a car this morning. So, there we were alongside the road and slowly the other driver got out of his car. You know how sometimes you just get soooo stressed and little things just seem funny?

Yeah, well I couldn't believe it... he was a DWARF!!!

He stormed over to my car, looked up at me, and shouted, 'I AM NOT

So, I looked down at him and said, 'Well then, which one are you?'

...And then the fight started...

movin' on to Round 5 of the Gotta Pixel Dream Kit, Fantasy...

I finished my portion of the Fantasy Kit....
it was a little stressful & lots of fun........
I could only add items that were suggested in Round 4

here's the preview so far..

I made one swirly paper,
a glass slipper (jeweled and plain)
a forest overlay
a frog
and the dragon's glittery flame

Stacy Carlson made everything else........

Saturday, the 9th, it will be available for more suggestions and then another designer will start working on a few pieces.... a total of 5 designers will finish this
all participants will get the kit for free.......

sooooooooo... if you are interested....
go give your suggestions HERE


oh! I can't forget .....
I have a new fan blinkie.......... isn't it so fabulous????

it coordinates with my brand spankin' new Zippity Zoo Zah kit
Zippity Zoo Zah Page Kit (S4H ok)


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