Wednesday, April 30, 2008

fabulous oh fabulous smiles

Tuesday has been a fabulous day!

My dh and I were in Vegas last night. We met one of his client's and his wife for dinner and played craps for a bit. Well, this morning I slept in until about 9am which was so incredibly awesome since usually Hudson and Griffin wake me up every morning around 6ish or earlier. A little later I played roulette with $50 of "house money". I let it ride on red and won $200. YAY! Then, my mom called later in the morning to let me know that Siren, our Norwegian Foreign Exchange student who lived with us for a year is flying in to KC a couple hours after I land tomorrow. She will be in town for her 25th high school reunion. Siren's best friend from when she lived with us sent my mom a letter to inform us. We are just ecstatic to see her for the first time in all these years.
And.... tonight... I'm sorting through my e-mail and found out that two super fabulous people gave me a fabulous award. (more below)

I hope all of you are having fabulous days too


Two terrific and super fab ladies sent me an award! I am truly excited! Linda Cutshell and a fellow Gotta Pixel designer, Randi Oh are just the sweetest! Thank you girls for awarding me with the Arte Y Pico Award and for your kind words.

Linda sends out my Yahoo Ads and makes beautiful LOs with some of my goodies. Randi is just one of the sweetest and super talented designers around.

For those of you receiving the Award, here are the rules:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award. sure you visit the link above. There are crafts of all kinds shown; you are bound to come away inspired!
5) Show these rules.

Technically, I guess I should be awarding 10 blogger friends..... but I'm still sticking with the 5.... I need to get to bed soon since I'm catching a flight in the morning

1. Danielle Engebretsen.... one of my best online buddies...and one of the super sweetest people in the entire world...... and one heck of a talented designer & collaboration buddy of mine

2. Amy Sumrall.... another one of my GP design team girls... and collaboration buddies

3. Lizzyworks.... one of my faithful CTMs......Liz has been with me for quite some time and is just a sweetie-pie

4. Laura Pitman.... one more GP design team buddy... and former OAKS girl with me

5. Beth old friend and former co-worker....... and an avid blogger... I haven't seen beth in ages ... we don't live in the same city any longer.... but she is another definite sweetheart


NSD lovin' happiness times....

Scrapdish is at least 25% off all week until the 4th........ my store is 30% off

Gotta Pixel is 30% off store-wide from May 1st to May 4th

Gotta Pixel challenges:
To celebrate National Scrapbook Day (May 3) we are asking our members to complete as many of our regularly scheduled challenges from May 2 - 9 as they can.

This would include:

Color My Pixel
Font Fever
Gotta Journal
By the Numbers
Wonderfully Wordy

We have 7 donated grab bags -- one for each challenge and each member will receive a grab bag for each challenge they complete. The contents will not be revealed untill after the contest.

Members will be required to do a separate LO for each challenge.

Anyone who completes all 7 challenges during the designated time will get their name in a drawing for a grand prize - a $25 gift certificate to

Gotta Pixel...
During May 1-9, the Pixel Pals will be on the prowl in the forums looking for active members to RAK! Each day, 10 lucky members will be getting a coupon for a free Gotta Pixel Mega Kit in the store. Any kit they want!! So head on over to the forums and join in the fun!

Gotta Pixel...

It's a scavenger hunt called "Forum Forage". A Pixel Pal will be hiding acorn nuts around the forums for members to find.
There will be two winners who find the most, and a random winner who just played even once.
The winners will receive $6 coupons to diff designer's stores


Gotta Pixel...

During May 1-9, the Pixel Praisers will be on the prowl in the gallery looking for active commenters to RAK! Each day, 2 lucky members will be getting a coupon for a free 3 Month membership to the Gotta Pixel Subscription Club (which currently has over 1500 great digital scrapbooking downloads). So head on over to the galleries and join in the fun!


Juliana said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Yes, I have been out of town or otherwise occupied on can be hard! Thanks for your encouragement on quitting soda. :)

Robin said...

Wow! You have been a busy gal! Vegas sounds like so much fun! I would love to go there someday. Congrats on your award too! You are right, Randi is a complete and total sweetheart!! I hope you enjoy your visit w/ Siren!

Char @ said...

Glad you had fun here in Vegas. I never gamble anymore, because for some reason since I met my husband, I NEVER win. I guess he was jackpot enough for a lifetime? :-) And congrats on the award too!

Donna B. Miller said...

What a great day you're having. Wishing you continued luck for the rest of the week.

DawnMarch said...

sounds like you are going through a lucky streak - go buy a lottery ticket FAST!!!!!!!! LOL.


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