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 is the final one too I was paired with a brand new designer, DigiDesignz.....


I hope you like it grab it here: **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)

more funnies... and a new release

another funny from my FIL....

The Ostrich...

A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders.

The man says, "A hamburger, fries and a coke," and turns to the ostrich, "What's yours?"

"I'll have the same," says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress returns with the order "That will be $9.40 please," and the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment.

The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, "A hamburger, fries and a coke."

The ostrich says, "I'll have the same."

Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.

This becomes routine until the two enter again. "The usual?" asks the waitress.

"No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato and a salad," says the man.

"Same," says the ostrich.

Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, "That will be $32.62."

Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.

The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. "Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change in your pocket every time?"

"Well," says the man, "several years ago I was cleaning the attic and found an old lamp. When I rubbed it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there."

"That's brilliant!" says the waitress. "Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!"

"That's right. Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there," says the man..

The waitress asks, "What's with the ostrich?"

The man sighs, pauses and answers, "My second wish was for a tall chick with long legs who agrees with everything I say."


a cool pic from my cousin, Chuck..........
A Tennessee Farm
Read the caption to understand how he did it


and now... finally Zippity Zoo Zah is available at Gotta Pixel!!!!!!!

see the versatility in the layouts by my Scrap Silly Sisters...

Zippity Zoo Zah by Sara Ellis....

Tons of fun for all of your zoo and jungle pics, along with your crazy kids. There are so many great ways to use this, please see the layouts by my talented Scrap Silly Sisters creative team.

16 fabulously textured sold and patterned papers, including animal prints
3 buttons with ties
1 leafy corner
5 leaves
3 flowers (one shadowed)
1 flower doodle
1 rope frame
1 giraffe
1 koala
1 zebra
1 monkey
1 parrot
2 words - GRRR and ZOO
1 sign - "Please do not feed the animals"
3 "flair" buttons
1 funky mat
1 vine
1 stitched circle frame
1 stitched line
4 tickets (curled and flat versions)
1 tree

***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
AND.... it's 30% off during the first week


and.............. look at all of these fab offers at Gotta Pixel.... you're sure to find something that is interesting to you

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

funnies and a freebie

ok... keepin' it light today with some chuckles from my FIL....

All of you with any money left, be aware of the next expected mergers
so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some BIG bucks.
Watch for these consolidations in 2008:
1.) Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W R.
Grace Co. Will merge and become: Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace.
2.) PolygramRecords, Warner Bros., and ZestaCrackers join forces and
become: Poly, Warner Cracker.
3.) 3M will merge with Goodyear and become: MMMGood.
4.. ZippoManufacturing, AudiMotors, Dofasco, and Dakota Mining will
merge and become: ZipAudiDoDa .
5. FedEx is expected to join its competitor, UPS, and become: FedUP.
6. Fairchild Electronics and Honeywell Computers will become: Fairwell
7. Grey Poupon and Docker Pants are expected to become: PouponPants.
8. Knotts Berry Farm and the National Organization of Women will become:
Knott NOW!
And finally...
9. Victoria 's Secret and Smith &Wesson will merge under the new name: Titty Titty Bang Bang


ok.... well, ya know I made the 1st Teacher's Pet cut ...........
week 2's assignment is all about making unique extractions....

sooooooooo.... here's Fleece Corners

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


Now... remember the Dream Kit I've been talking about ...... well, now we are in the middle of Round 4.......... it's up to you to decide what I am going to design for my segment.....

Well the first round of element suggestions is done, and Stacy Carlson has completed her round!

Using the theme "Fantasy" and the color swatch that was picked earlier (see this gallery for previous rounds) she created 4 elements by your request and one paper.

For this round you have a dragon, a frame shaped as a castle, glitter swirl and mushrooms. The paper has a night scene with a castle in the background.

For Round Four, we pass the kit onto me, Sara Ellis.

Simply post what types of papers or elements you would like in our Gallery comments section HERE.

I can only create pieces that you have suggested. You have from the time this is posted until August 8 to suggest what you would like, and then on August 9, Sara will post what she has created and pass this kit onto the next designer, and we’ll do the same thing for that designer!

Everyone who posts during the process of the creation of this kit (any round!)will receive the kit for free. For those who miss out, they’ll have to purchase it in the store.

Monday, August 04, 2008

on to round 2....

After patiently waiting.... well, maybe not so patient.... more like anxiously waiting....
the list was posted for The Funky Playground's qualifiers for round 2. It was cut in half to 50 designers. I was very shocked at a few designers who didn't make the cut.... BUT.... totally excited that I made it! YAY!!!!!!

oh... our assignment for this week is really challenging.... everyone will have some super cool freebies available as they are getting uploaded to their gallery
.. just remember that you must be a FPD newsletter subscriber in order to d/l anything.
The links are down from our 1st week, but week 2's will slowly start appearing throughout the week and be available only until 9am EST August 11th.


another fun moment today....
Hudson started his 2nd year of preschool. Yay! He was so excited. It's going to be a bt of an adjustment because we switched from afternoons to mornings and dang! he was ready for an early nap today. Griffin wasn't quite ready to take one then, but we'll have to work on that this week.

here's my cutie hippie surfer boy....

Are ready for a Brag Book Exchange? Well then, you better sign up!! Three of Gotta Pixel's wonderful designers got together this month to make a cute little mini kit for you all!! The only requirement for getting it is that you have to agree to make one brag book sized (4 x 6 at 300 ppi) page with it. Take a peek at the adorable mini kits made by Jill D Zines, Sara Ellis and Connie Prince:

You have until August 8th to sign up HERE to receive the contributions above and make your brag book page. Last month's brag book exchange ended up with 120 pages! I wonder how many we wil end up with this month.
as you can tell, my Rockin School Daze kit coordinates with this.

This is on sale during the BB sign up week for 30% off. Grab it while it's hot!


more freebie fun........

can you stand all of this goodness?????

everyone who participates in the Gotta Pixel Dream Kit will receive the final kit for free!

here's the details for Round 3
hurry hurry... before it's too late....
give us your suggestions HERE

Sunday, August 03, 2008

don't do what I did

I waited until the day before school starts to go school supply shopping. Dumb Dumb Dumb! At least I went during nap time. My dh was here & I went to Target, Walgreens, and Fry's (grocery store) to get all of the supplies for PRESCHOOL. Target was out of the Lysol wipes and just had the gift sets of playdough. It was worse than Christmas. It really was! I thought Walgreens might have the playdough, but - NO... so I went across the street to the grocery store to find that. At least I had a coupon for big packs of highlighters and pens for only 9 cents each. I don't need highlighters or pens right now, but, hey... when they ended up being practically a penny each, I could pass it up.


I wanted to share a really fun hybrid project that one of my Scrap Silly Sisters (CTMs) recently made. She's a daycare/preschool provider so she made super cute nametags for her kids with my Rockin School Daze Kit.


ccmentor's/Linda's credits:
I took these and resized from 4 x 6 to 2 x 3, printed and laminated them, then glued a magnet on the back to use on our magnetic board for the kids to sign in and out each day for childcare. I also took one and didn't put the magnet on and put on each child's mailbox.
Rockin' School Daze ~ The Page Kit (S4H ok)

Rockin' School Daze by Sara Ellis, Alpha Templates by Stephanie

wasn't this the cutest idea?

Saturday, August 02, 2008

look at me!!!

Amy Sumrall made me my very own Sassy Sketch Girl... I've already updated my avie at DST and Gotta Pixel
isn't it so cute?

and ... here is the long full length version she made for me too

you just have to go check out her blog ... it's linked up on my right side bar :)


ya know my FPD, Teacher's Pet assignment for week 1, Penelope? well, if not, here it is again :)

you must be a Funky Playground newsletter subscriber to get the password & receive this and any other Teacher's Pet mini kits you want... sorry, I can't even give it to my CT... you have to get it this way ....

just go HERE:

if you make a layout with this, please upload it HERE:


I'm so thrilled with all of the comments I've received about it. The gallery is just pouring out love. Penelope has been viewed 747 times so far. Wow! It's sooooooo cool. So far, my favorite comment is one from linnie-818 earlier this morning. She was so unbelievably sweet to come back and reply AFTER she unzipped it. I just have to share: "I opened up this zip immediately - I couldn't wait. The papers are amazing, truly amazing. And of course, the bird is adorable. The colors are so bright and happy. They make me smile. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful kit with us!"

Friday, August 01, 2008

Happy Friday :)

My Hudson is the biggest helper. He doesn't turn 4 for a month and a half & I hope he keeps this up for quite a while.
He just spilled some crackers a moment ago so he grabbed the vacuum and vacuumed the whole room (without me saying one word about that). He's vacuumming again right now because he just found one little crumb that he missed a bit ago. Too cute! He is also my helper at the grocery store with trying to scan everything in the self serve lines, cleans the table after dinner, washes dishes with me.... and like I said, all of this is on his own. He's so anxious to be my helper.

Griffin is my crazy loud nut. He will turn 3 in October. Right now he is all torn up because he was twirling around two days ago on our sidewalk and fel into one of our rose bushes. That really isn't anything to unusual for him. He didn't make any fuss about it until we walked inside. He must have bumped one of the thorns in his leg. I then found about 10 in one small part of a leg. Crazy! I guess it's better than him landing on one of our cactus.

My third fabulous son, Cooper, (but really my 1st one - he's 18) is up in Boston right now with his step-mom. They are finding out why his dad loved going up there. They are sprinkling the rest of his dad's ashes in the bay so he can truly be a pirate like he really wanted to be. Rest in Peace, Phil. We'll all miss you! He's been gone since Feb 11th and this is the final memorial for him.



Buy My Gotta Pixel Store

see the whole fabulous deal here:

including my newest kit, just released super late last night, Rockin' School Daze

Rockin' School Daze.....

It coordinates with the August Brag Book Exchange at Gotta Pixel.

oh yea,,, that's right.... I said this coordinates with the August Brag Book exchange that will begin on Monday, the 4th............. aren't you excited?

Grab this fabulous & fun coordinating kit now! Rockin School Daze is available as a whole page kit, paper pack, or element pack.... and 30% off for the first week!

and.... don't let the name of it fool you... it's just a little bit music, a little bit school, and a lot of fun funky generic items

check out these fab layouts by my Creative Team...


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