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!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

blog lover's coupon :)

about an hour ago my 3.5 year old wanted a PB&J so he tried to get the jelly out of the fridge........ well, the jar was one of the larger sized ones that my dh picked up at the store yesterday............ it had only been used ONCE..........
well..... it was too big for his little hand............. and SPLAT.... it's a good thing we have Travertine floors.......... jelly isn't fun to clean up

one funny little thing about it....Hudson got a teeny cut in one toe... after I cleaned it up & wrapped a band-aid around it... he has asked for a wheelchair a few times since then...... Thanks, Cailou (LOL).......Cailou recently had an episode on there about a little child in a wheelchair


Sew What: Stars & Arrows

and ...
Sew What: Corners

throw both the Sew What: Stars & Arrows and the Sew What: Corners in your cart together and save 20%.......... just scroll down to add both right now

both sets are Scrap for Hire ok... just like all the other personal use goodies in my store

notice the brand spankin' new packaging for GP? don't you just love the notebook paper look?


love the beginning of my Sew What collection? love some other goodies?
it's been a while since I offered a coupon to my blog friends.......

spend at least $10 in my store.... get 50% off
expires midnight April 31st

happy shopping!

Friday, April 18, 2008

a couple PSAs

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


and.......... I have some fabulous, super fabulous edges now available at both Gotta Pixel and Scrapdish

How would you like the ease of having a portion of your layout already created for you.... while you can still be creative with the majority of it?

These edges are just the perfect ticket for happiness.

1 set includes 4 fabric edges and 1 set includes 4 torn paper edges, all are already embellished with loads of artsy, springy fun for you.

*all are Scrap for Hire ok*

This coordinates with the Spring It On Collaboration kit by Sara Ellis and Danielle Engebretsen. The edges were created by Sara.

Purchase either set together with the collab page kit and save 20%.

(all previews are linked up)

AND.... I have a fabulous coupon in this month's DST Insider - use it and save a bunch of money honey!!!

Friday, April 04, 2008


to me for adding a great new 2nd store...
Congratulations go out to AKHN
for guessing correctly about my newest store, Scrapdish............ she received this entire collection for free

Introducing the Colorwheel Paper Pack Collection by Sara Ellis..... a total of 72 unique colorful textured solid papers in 9 colors

Blast includes 8 beautifully textured red papers
Giggle includes 8 beautifully textured purple papers
Jump includes 8 beautifully textured orange papers
Lively includes 8 beautifully textured green papers
Passion includes 8 beautifully textured pink papers
Relax includes 8 beautifully textured blue papers
Shine includes 8 beautifully textured yellow papers
Shout includes 8 beautifully textured black & semi-black papers
Whisper includes 8 beautifully textured white & semi-white papers

$27 value to purchase every paper pack separately......
SAVE $12 by purchasing all of them together!!!
(all individually on sale for a fab intro price, as well as the bundle)

Enjoy & Scrap Sassy Silly!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

finally... an update & a contest

I'm so sorry for the delay... I think this is the longest I've gone without updating my poor blog. soooooooooo...let's start out with some laughs...

Kids are Quick

TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America .

MARIA: Here it is.

TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?

CLASS: Maria.

TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?

JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.

TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell "crocodile?"


TEACHER: No, that's wrong

GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.

TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?


TEACHER: What are you talking about?

DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.

TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we

didn't have ten years ago.


TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?

GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.

TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with "I."

MILLIE: I is...

TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, "I am."

MILLIE: All right... "I am the ninth letter of the alphabet."

TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's

cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father

didn't punish him?

LOUIS: Because George still had the ax in his hand.

TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before


SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.

TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on "My Dog" is exactly the same

as your brother's. Did you copy his?

CLYDE: No, teacher, it's the same dog.

TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when

people are no longer interested?

HAROLD: A teacher.

all paint & doodle lovers will jump for joy with this...

Brought to you by popular demand - the alpha set from our Spring It On Collaboration.

This is the exact same alpha set that is included in the kit. One super fun double A-Z.

Each letter has two different colored painted doodles for your creative fun. BONUS included in zip

Need a little ease to make your creative masterpieces?

How about this little set of 4 beautiful 12x12 quick pages created by Sara Ellis using the super fun artsy painty Spring It On Collaboration kit (by Sara Ellis and Danielle Engebretsen).

This is so dandy for making gift albums and creating quick layouts, just add your photos underneath these PNG files and your journaling to these ready-made pages! Sha-zam... you're done!

album #1

and.....album #2

buy both together and SAVE 30%
and.......... the actual coordinating page kit, Spring It On


and.. yes... this is Scrap for Hire/Others OK (just like the rest of my personal use items)

a couple of my FAVE layouts...

by jenbalding


by TeresaP

****did you see my super generous coupon in this month's DST Insider?????



I'm adding a 2nd store again.....

Can you guess where it is??? I'll give you almost 24 hours (until 11:59pm PST Thurs - 2:59am Fri EST) to guess where I will be joining. If more than one person guess the correct store, I will pick one random winner.

The grand prize???? My newest very soon to be released paper collection, Color Wheel (72 total papers & each one has a diff texture)

Runners up might be receiving a little surprise too... who knows .... LOL... keep your fingers crossed

you must leave your reply here... and you MUST leave your e-mail address if you want a shot at a fun prize :)


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