Friday, October 30, 2009

boo! ... it's Trick or Treat time .............. freebie

First off.... did you hear the news?

Gotta Pixel is turning four years old in November!

and.... to start things off a teeny bit early....

It's Halloween...... sooooooooooo I don't want to trick you.... I'm going to treat you! That's the best kind anyway.

Sorry, but I have no way to make any tasty candy pop through cyberspace to you.

How do you like this FREEBIE? It's Commercial Use / Designer Resource ok.

download HERE

and find more in my store HERE

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

like giveaways / contests???

There are so many blogs out there that are constantly giving away freebies. While lots of people try for some, only a few try for others. I really don't obsess about them. It would take way too much time to enter every one that I hear about... BUT... I have won two out of the last three weeks. I think that's pretty dang cool!

The first one was a great assortment of musical cards from Hallmark. The 2nd one is a frame/bow holders for a girl. I don't remember which blog I won it on. It's pretty cute, but I don't have a girl so I'll end up giving it to a friend.

Some of my fave bloggers with their current giveaways:

My Wee View:

Nate and Jake and Me

Check Out My Giveaways!

The Fabulous Won


Was that information overload???????? I hope not. Just pick and choose through the lists, then bookmark so you can reference later

and................... don't forget....

Danyale made a super cute FREEBIE quickpage for you to enjoy

you can grab it on her blog


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Monday, October 26, 2009

it's $1 Tuesday... and a FREEBIE

I have a super fabulous collaboration with Connie Prince.

Are you loving the Autumn air right now?
Well, even if you are freezing in arctic temperatures, you will enjoy taking a break with this nice breath of fresh air, I love Cord-Uh-Roy. .

I Love Cord-Uh-Roy

and.. here's my portion....

and some of our beautiful layouts

and... it's only $1 on Tuesday at Gotta Pixel

now Danyale made a super cute FREEBIE quickpage for you to enjoy

you can grab it on her blog

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Amazing Etsy Monday

Welcome to Amazing Etsy Monday.
I feature undiscovered treasures just waiting for someone to love and adore them.
As of the moment I search through Etsy, none of these shop owners have had any sales in their stores. There are so many amazing Etsy items available,
these just need a little extra attention because they really really deserve it.

If you aren't familiar with Etsy, you have been missing out.
It's a super fabulous web home to crafters & artists of all types.
You can find something for just a couple bucks to something a few hundred dollars. Who knows, maybe even in the thousands.
I know there are some one of a kind large paintings and sculptures available.

Hopefully you like some of these awesome finds...
(all images are linked so you can easily shop)

Coral and Turqouise Earrings

Cloth Doll The Pumpkin Spirit

Cloth Doll The Pumpkin Spirit

Hooded Bath Towel for Baby or Toddler / Duck

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Friday, October 23, 2009

one kit call - collab with Connie Prince

like this fun?

How about working with all of this fun?

If you have the time to make at least one layout and/or hybrid project and feel inspired by I Love Cord-uh-roy......
*Do you have time Sunday or Monday?
*deadline to apply is Saturday, 10/24 at 11:59pm ET

*please e-mail saranohw(at)yahoo(dot)com
*must post to the Gotta Pixel gallery and your blog (along with other galleries of your choice) by Monday at 9:08pm ET

all applicants will receive a reply

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

sad day again

I was going to blog about some new digiscrap goodness..............BUT.... I'm taking a break from that today


so sad

as of today (Thursday) ...
I have three friends who have lost their siblings in the last two months ...two to suicides and the latest to that nasty Cancer.

I'm sending huge hugs to everyone I know!
.... and hope you all will do the same :)

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

you so want to know this...

Do you want to know some pretty cool Tweets to follow? I found this very nifty list of the top 100 Twitter Feeds to Teach You Something New, Fun, and Useful. There's a bunch of different categories too, like words & languages, pop culture, money, health, humor, and so much more.

I've copied the list here for you to make it a bit easier for you to reference...

Words and Language

From book reviews to author insight to writing and grammar tips, you’ll learn something new each day just by following these Twitterers.

  1. @thebookmaven: Bethanne Patrick is a book reviewer and blogger.
  2. @frenchlanguage: Get a French vocabulary word or language learning tip per day.
  3. @paperhaus: Carolyn Kellogg is the lead book blogger at the LA Times.
  4. @GrammarGirl: Mignon Fogarty makes improving your grammar fun and easy.
  5. @dailylark: Follow @dailylark to expand your vocabulary and find inspiration from fun phrases like "a pity of prisoners" or "a rumple of geeks."
  6. @GrammarCops: The grammar police are obsessed with word usage and mistakes.
  7. @thebookstudio: Get videos of author interviews and more.
  8. @spanishlanguage: Get daily Spanish lessons, including business Spanish, here.
  9. @wordnik: Learn more about words, definitions, usage and idioms from @wordnik.
  10. @iMandarinPod: Learn Chinese from the podcasts and tweets shared by @iMandarinPod.
  11. @talkirish: Learn Gaelic and Irish phraseology here.
  12. @Linguick: Keep up with linguistics news and learn about the meaning behind phrases like "couchsurfing."

Life hacks

You’ll find incredibly useful life hacks as well as silly remedies and tips from these tweeters.

  1. @MarthaStewart: The queen of life hacks and nifty living, Martha Stewart tweets about design and more.
  2. @AskingAmy: Amy Dickinson addresses questions and letters from her Ask Amy advice column.
  3. @tomshroder: Writer Tom Shroder offers random life tips like "When you get poison ivy, I say: Scratch till it bleeds" and "Clearly it is immoral to tweet on Sundays."
  4. @gtdguy: David Allen, the inventor of the "Getting Things Done" philosophy, tweets more life hacks here.
  5. @zen_habits: Fans of the Zen Habits blog will also like the Twitter feed, which is full of life hacks.
  6. @Lifehacker: This popular website also uses Twitter to share tips for making life easier.
  7. @stevepavlina: Follow Steve Pavlina if you want to wake up and really live your life.

Pop Culture and Current Events

News doesn’t have to be boring. These feeds combine hard news with interesting analysis and plenty of pop culture fun.

  1. @petersagal: Peter Sagal is host of NPR’s "Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me" and a good follow for fun commentary on the world’s events.
  2. @jdickerson: Find out what really goes on behind closed doors in Washington by following John Dickerson of Slate and CBS News.
  3. @thedailybeast: Learning about the top news of the day is anything but boring when you get it from The Daily Beast.
  4. @HorribleNews: Here you’ll learn about all the horrible, bizarre news of the day, with a humorous twist.
  5. @NYTPicker: Follow this feed to get the most interesting stories and news from The New York Times.
  6. @TIME: TIME tweets a mixture of hard news and pop culture updates.
  7. @weirdnews: From a hot dog thief to real-life wedding crashers, get the weirdest news of the day here.
  8. @andersoncooper: The always-popular Anderson Cooper tweets news blasts about the economy, media, President Obama, and more.

Blogging and Internet

Become a better social networker, blogger and web worker when you follow these feeds.

  1. @piercedavid: This college boy is full of webby, techie tips for Twitter, iPhone, and more.
  2. @scottkarp: Learn more about the online publishing industry and how it’s taking over from Scott Karp, CEO of Publish2 and Editor of Publishing 2.0.
  3. @dmscott: David Meerman Scott shares social media marketing tips and news.
  4. @chrispirillo: Learn what’s new in social media and Internet from @chrispirillo.
  5. @wired: This feed shares tech reviews.
  6. @Twitter_Tips: Hack Twitter with the tips you find on @Twitter_Tips.
  7. @Maggie: Follow Maggie, and she’ll help you whip your blog into shape.

Arts and Entertainment

Discover new art, music and theatre trends as you join the conversation started by these feeds.

  1. @allsongs: The All Songs Considered show on NPR shares music you’ll love on @allsongs.
  2. @artistaday: A different artist each featured every day on this feed.
  3. @100artworks: This urban art and grafitti blog will teach you to look at art in new ways.
  4. @pitchforkmedia: If you want to be clued in about the best in new music, follow @pitchforkmedia.
  5. @broadwaycom: Follow this feed for news from Broadway.


From everyday budget tips to hard financial news and investing ideas, check out these feeds.

  1. @TheLexColumn: The Financial Times’ column tweets about business and finance news from London, New York and Hong Kong.
  2. @shoestring: Follow Shoestring Magazine on Twitter for everyday budget tips.
  3. @NationalDebt: Find out the national debt on any given day by following this feed.
  4. @mint: The popular web budgeting tool tweets, too.
  5. @walletwhiz: The team behind the iPhone’s first budget calendar shares budget living tips.
  6. @SuzeOrmanShow: Let Suze Orman tell it to you straight if you ask her money questions on Twitter.
  7. @currencynews: Learn about world currencies and keep up with the health of the U.S. dollar.
  8. @USATODAYmoney: Get finance news from the stock market and beyond.
  9. @GetOutOfDebtGuy: Learn about all things credit from this guy.
  10. @taxtherapy: Discover tips for managing your taxes here.
  11. @StockTwits: Real investors connect by following this feed.
  12. @walletpopper: Get money saving tips and advice on surviving the recession.

Life Questions

Follow these tweeters to get a steady stream of life questions and challenges.

  1. @geneweingarten: This Washington Post columnist tweets things like "Theory: Water and celery are the same thing, only celery tastes worse" and "Some men see what is and think "Why?" I see what never was and think "Why not?" Like, why don’t ladies’ nipples dispense beer?"
  2. @shitmydadsays: This 29-year-old tweeter writes down everything his dad says, like "Anytime someone sells you food in a sack, it’s not a sack of food, it’s a sack of shit."


Discover tips for living a healthier life from doctors, health news sites and more.

  1. @sanjayguptaCNN: Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares health tips plus insight into his fascinating, high profile career.
  2. @BrstCancerNews: Follow @BrstCancerNews to get medical research updates, risk factors, and other related news.
  3. @diseaseaday: Learn more about diabetes, obesity, H1N1 and more.
  4. @EatThisNotThat: This popular diet makes it easy to find fun, delicious alternatives.
  5. @WomensHealthMag: By following this feed, you’ll get all kinds of fitness, healthy eating and healthy living tips.

Jokes and Humor

By following these feeds, you’ll learn everything from new jokes to a new spin on the news of the day.

  1. @timcarvell: Tim Carvell is a joke writer for TV.
  2. @MoRocca: For random entertainment news and jokes about famous people, follow @MoRocca.
  3. @BorowitzReport: Andy Borowitz makes up his own headlines to comment on the news.
  4. @kevin_nealon: Weeds actor and comedian Kevin Nealon tweets "Not only texting as I drive but also bathing" and other nutty things.
  5. @patrickborelli: Patrick Borelli writes for The Onion, if that gives you any clue.
  6. @chelsealately: Learn about the bizarre news from the entertainment industry from Chelsea Handler.
  7. @ComicTwit: Learn a cheesy joke each day when you follow @ComicTwit.
  8. @cklouis: Louis C.K. shares the humor in the every day, plus more.

Business and Media

Find out what’s really going on in business, on Wall Street and in the media industry from these fun and interesting feeds.

  1. @romenesko: Get a dose of media news from the Romenesko column from The Poynter Institute.
  2. @carr2n: David Carr of the New York Times believes he’s "too loquacious for Twitter" but still manages to tweet about the media industry, his dog Charlie and everything in between.
  3. @adage: Get the news and gossip from the advertising, marketing and media worlds here.
  4. @HarvardBiz: This unstuffy feed from Harvard Business Publishing offers helpful business and management tips.
  5. @MindfullyChallenge: This feed will inspire you to make real changes in your work style and beyond.
  6. @FreelanceSw: FreelanceSwitch’s Twitter feed helps self-employed writers and web workers grow their businesses.
  7. @dealbreaker: Get your Wall Street news from this fun-to-read gossip blog.

General Learning

From museums to colleges to libraries, these institutions and online resources will keep you learning every day.

  1. @smithsonian: The Smithsonian tweets about online resources and events plus interesting issues from politics, history, art and beyond.
  2. @HarvardResearch: Find out what the research teams at Harvard are working on now.
  3. @USATODAYcollege: Keep up with news from academia and get tips for going back to school.
  4. @resourceshelf: Professionals, educators and journalists — plus anyone who’s got a curious mind — will appreciate the headlines, research studies and random news from @resourceshelf.
  5. @amhistorymuseum: The Smithsonian’s American History Museum shares trivia, new exhibit updates, a "this day in history" feature and more.
  6. @RHLibrary: Random House Library offers up news, recommendations and general reference tips and suggestions for educators, Star Wars geeks, bookworms, and more.
  7. @MoMAlearning: Beth Harris at the MoMA tweets for educators and students.
  8. @NYBG: The New York Botanical Garden tweets about public parks, creating your own floral centerpiece, gardening, and spending more time outside.


Become a more eco-conscious, sustainable individual when you follow these green bloggers and institutions.

  1. @thegoodhuman: David from shares tips for being more energy efficient.
  2. @starfocus: Danielle from the National Wildlife Federation tweets green living tips that save animals and the environment.
  3. @nature_org: The Nature Conservancy tweets small ideas that can make big changes in terms of saving the environment.
  4. @Sierra_Magazine: This conservation publication offers up all kinds of everyday suggestions for going green.
  5. @TreeHugger: From green shopping to green design to environmental news, @TreeHugger is a smart resource for learning about conservation and more.
  6. @ecofashionista: Kelly Drennan proves that eco fashion is fabulous, too.
  7. @IdealBite: Live a more sustainable life when you follow @IdealBite.

Cooking and Food

These feeds will teach you how to have more fun in the kitchen.

  1. @bflay: Celebrity chef Bobby Flay tweets to share his favorite tequilas and recipes.
  2. @Paula_Deen: Paula Deen will inspire you to get in the kitchen to whip up some homemade delights.
  3. @andrewzimmern: Let the Bizarre Foods host open up your world to new and interesting cooking.
  4. @foodgawker: Foodgawker shares recipes and tips from the best food bloggers.
  5. @ChewOnThat: Learn about new recipes and brush up on your foodie vocabulary from @ChewOnThat.
  6. @whatscooking: Michelle from San Francisco shares recipes and foodie news.

Sports and Recreation

Pick up a new hobby, enjoy your time outdoors and keep up with the latest in golf, sailing, camping and more.

  1. @IanMBrowne: Ian Browne is a serious sports junkie who follow games play by play.
  2. @PBSNationalPark: Ken Burns’ documentary about national parks is the theme of this feed.
  3. @SportsNation: Keep up with players, stats, uniforms, trades, and sports trends here.
  4. @SailingUpdates: Discover more about sailing culture, races, and more.
  5. @The_Masters: Golf fans can keep up with general sports news and The Masters updates.
  6. @traveldudes: If you want to learn more about global travel and discover new places to visit, follow @traveldudes.

and................... 101. @SaraEisMe .... that's me :) I just had to add myself to this most desirable list


and now.... are you a Gotta Pixel subscriber yet???? If not, you are soooo missing out!

The Pixel Club is an area in our forums (you can view it here) where you have access to over 1,000+ digital scrapbook downloads, with more being added weekly. You can get entire kits, element packs, paper packs and so much more.

What benefits do you get for being a Pixel Club Member?

  • Access to over 1,000 downloads! (the number grows daily!)
  • No download quota.
  • Access to download previous daily downloads
  • The ability to edit your posts in the forums
  • Special design team and designer bonuses
  • The ability to change your user title (the title under your name when you post) in the forums
  • Can Use Message Tracking in private messages in the forums
  • Can Set Self to Invisible Mode in the forums.
  • You can download what you want, when you want
I just added Beepity Beepers to the Subscribers only area yesterday...

It's FREE for all of Gotta Pixel subscribers......... along with hundreds (ok, more than a thousand) other downloads.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Amazing Etsy Monday

A couple Mondays ago I started my first of a now weekly blogging, Amazing Etsy Monday.
I feature undiscovered treasures just waiting for someone to love and adore them.
As of the moment I search through Etsy, none of these shop owners have had any sales in their stores. There are so many amazing Etsy items available,
these just need a little extra attention because they really really deserve it.

If you aren't familiar with Etsy, you have been missing out.
It's a super fabulous web home to crafters & artists of all types.
You can find something for just a couple bucks to something a few hundred dollars. Who knows, maybe even in the thousands.
I know there are some one of a kind large paintings and sculptures available.

Hopefully you like some of these awesome finds...
(all images are linked so you can easily shop)

Clothespin Vampire/ Dracula

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

a contest, a b-day, and a a SALE

How would you like to win a Skitter?

I just entered the giveaway on My Wee View's blog a few times. I love these things! It would be so cool if I am the lucky one.

You can catch all the scoop about these super cool cars and try for yourself if you'd like. Anyone from a little toddler to a shining senior can make these thing scoot around. It's not like a Fred Flinstone car - no yabba dabba peddling with your feet on the ground - just wiggling of your body. They really really are cool!


Today my youngest turned 4.

Happy Birthday Griffin!

Please excuse the sad looking cupcake. We had fun at the park earlier in the day with a bunch of friends and alot more cupcakes that looked better (with marshmallows dotted on top too).


How would you like your own brag book with hardly doing any work?

If you are interested, I will provide you with a brag book sized kit that coordinates with my Lucyboo available in my store. That means each page is only 4x6 and all elements are sized to fit the pages.

It's my October Blender Challenge!... woo-hoo!!!!!!

For more information & to sign-up... see HERE


this is the last time for you to grab my ESS goodies for so super cheap...

October 15th will be my last day in the ESS store.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

spreadin' some love

Sunday I earned my first blog award! I am so excited! Kelly from Giving What I Am gave this to me, as well as some other super fab bloggers.

Now it's my time to Pay It Forward...

This is how it works:

So, the rules of the "One Lovely Blog Award" are:

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

1. Controlling My Chaos - funny mom trying to outwit her daughters

2. The Thrifty Chicks - extremely stylish and super thrifty

3. Kara's Kitchen Creations - super fun and delicious recipes, including the most recent Mummy Pizzas

4. La Jolla Mom - high quality give-aways

5. Mama Mel Loves - fun Muffin Tin Mondays and cute Etsy finds (my first Etsy purchase was from Mel)

6. Living Locurto - creative fun and a current iPhone give-away

7. Yaya Stuff - very orange and comical... watch her groovy dance videos

8. Indiechick Designs - the lovely Emma just redesigned my blog... and she's running a 15% off sale during October

9. Good Deal Gal - so many fabulous deals and so easy to read

picking 15 is very hard!



It's Gotta Grab It time at Gotta Pixel !!!!!!!!!!!

all $1 each through Tuesday...

Space Case Elements
Space Case - elements (S4H ok)

Space Case papers 1
Space Case - papers 1 (S4H ok)

Space Case papers 2
Space Case - papers 2 (S4H ok)

Space Case flair
Space Case - Flair (S4H ok)

Be sure to check out all the other uber-talented Gotta Pixel designers contributions for October's Gotta Grab It. I truly think this is our best month yet! There are over 60 fabulous items available!

(have you grabbed my recent blog train goodies recently? there are a couple different ones available)

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