Nothing to see here folks!


There's tons to see over at my brand new blog.

Welcome into the web world...


Head on over, there's tons of fun things to check out for the weekend, including a freebie!

There's nothing more to see here folks...move along...to my brand new blog! (And sign up for my new newsletter over there while you're at it!)



Sneak Peek Extravaganza!

Happy Hump Day everyone!

I always hated that term. Hump Day. I get the reasoning behind it, I just don't feel comfortable saying it. It's just not right. lol

Anyway...I come to you today with a sneak peek extravaganza!

I have not 1, not 2...but THREE sneak peeks for you today!

As you know, I've been very quiet lately, both on the blog and in the store with new releases. I've been having a very big non-activity period, but I promise you, that's coming to an end VERY soon! I have not only a collab with a great designer (who I've collab-ed with before - oooh!) coming out on Friday but another collab with another great designer friend of mine (who I haven't collab-ed with before now - OOH!) coming out on June 1st. I also have some more new releases planned in June - hopefully lots of them!

Onto the sneak peeks!

This first is a collab with one of said designers. Can you guess who it is? The suspense will kill you! This collab will be absolutely sure to win your heart over, especially if you're the parent of a little girl. I don't even have a little girl and it's won my heart over. <3

The second isn't necessarily a release, or anything that will come to my store...but trust me, you'll love it just as much! It will be coming to you on May 28th (hopefully!)...I say hopefully because it's not so much 100% done...maybe hmm...95% done. :D But I've been working on it 12+ hours a day and will be working on it 14+ hours until Friday morning just to bring it to you on May 28th. Well...14+ may be an exaggeration, because feeding and taking care of my son has to occur in there somewhere LOL! But he's been very cooperative in allowing me the time to work, so I'm 99% sure you'll see it coming your way on Friday morning!

This second you will absolutely LOVE...it's for boys and girls alike, and if you have a little nature explorer...this will be a must-have! It's another collab with a designer coming June 1st - to TWO stores! One will be hers and of course mine as well. It's very rare that I do new releases mid-week, but this warrants it! It's just too cute to wait until a Friday!

Now here comes the fun part!!

We're going to play a little guessing game. Your first guess - who am I collab-ing with in the first sneak peek? Your second guess - what am I revealing on Friday morning (sneak peek number 2)? Third guess - who am I collab-ing with in my third sneak peek? Please put them all in ONE post, as you'll only have one chance to win!

I doubt that anyone will get all three right, but I will choose one person randomly on Friday morning when I wake up (which depends on hubby's work schedule, anywhere from 6AM to 10AM lol) and that person will win a $5 GC to my store (good on PU/CU but not on collabs - sorry!)

And you'll want to check back on Friday because you'll have a chance to win your wishlist at SDD (my products only!)...yep, I'm just full of surprises this weekend! lol

Let the guessing begin!


While We Were Away... (Freebie!)

The Scrappity-Doo-Dah designers and team members were cooking up something special for you!

The whole team at SDD appreciates all our customers, and our whole team want to thank you for your continued patience - both in the time that we were down and our migration over to a new, more (ahem) reliable host. We hope that this blog hop will make up for it!

More than 15 of the designers and some of the CT, Love Birds, and Moderators of SDD have come together to bring you this huge kit - While We Were Away. We know you missed us while we were away and we missed you too!

If you take all of the stops of the blog hop you will end up with a huge, beautiful kit that you will be able to scrap almost anything with. You'll also receive a ton of quickpages, courtesy of our Creative Team, Love Birds, and Moderators!

First I want to take a moment to tell you that a ton of designers have sales and specials going on this weekend to make up for the downtime. Be sure to check all of them out this weekend!

Please understand - SDD will be going through a host move throughout the weekend and possibly into the week still. If the store does happen to be down, be patient and try again later. We may experience some downtime during the move, but rest assured if there is, we will try to fix it ASAP!

And now on to the blog hop!

Here's what you'll be receiving from me today!

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?z4imgmzcmlr

I also have a lovely quickpage to give away from SDD CT member 2girlsandadog!

Download: http://www.4shared.com/photo/GoOCcmq8/WWWA_QP_1.html

And don't forget to stop at the next blog to grab your next piece. You should have come from Twin Mom Scraps blog and your next stop will be JayaPrem's Hangout blog. If you get lost, you can find all the blogs right here:

http://digioverdose.com/blog/ - Tam & Yvonne
http://lisetescrap.blogspot.com/ - LiseteScrap
http://www.scraplantis.com/gabs-blog/ - Gabs-Art
http://digilicious.typepad.com/digi_licious_designs/ - Digilicious Designs
http://danospookie.blogspot.com/ - Danospookie Designs
http://www.lilleyscrapdesigns.com/blog - LilleyScrap
http://scrapsillysara.blogspot.com/ = Sara E Designs
http://bekahs-escape2scrapland.blogspot.com/ - Bekah E Designs
http://wordartfun.blogspot.com - Kathy Winters Designs
http://twinmomscraps.blogspot.com - Twin Mom Scraps
http://pixiemamadesigns.blogspot.com - Pixiemama Designs
http://scraps-by-jayaprem.blogspot.com/ - JayaPrem's Hangout
http://ginnytallent.blogspot.com/ - GET Designs
http://www.inspiredbydominic.com/blog/ - Inspired by Dominic Designs
http://crystalcreationsbydesign.blogspot.com/ - Crystal's Creations
http://www.2minutes2myself.com/ - Andrea (CT)
http://www.storiesremembered.blogspot.com/ - Crystal (CT)
http://faithhopeandluv.blogspot.com/ - Lisa (CT)
http://jennmurphyscraps.blogspot.com/ - Jenn Murphy
http://www.cvfragata.blogspot.com - Corinne (CT)
http://pinky-designs.blogspot.com/ - Pinky (CT)
http://threedogsandababydesigns.blogspot.com/ - Christina
http://elainetherese.blogspot.com/ - Elaine
http://creativetripletmom.blogspot.com/ - Laura
http://victorialanedesigns.blogspot.com/ - Vicky
http://vonniesscrappin.blogspot.com/ - Yvonne

If someone does not have their piece up yet, please bookmark and try back later - we are all in different time zones so some may not have their pieces up quite yet.

Thank you for all your understanding during the last couple of weeks and through the move this weekend! Enjoy!


Scrappity-Doo-Dah is back!

For those of you who missed your fix - Scrappity-Doo-Dah is back!

We're still not quite sure what went on. On Thursday everyone received an update that read a little something like "The last owner (Keith of UC) is unable to provide services and the company has been bought out by Impact Hosting. We are committed to bringing your sites back online and bringing you your services..." Blah blah blah. (By that time, we were all just a little peeved, sick of hearing excuses, and we were just ready to face what was going on and move to start our stores and sites from scratch again. No joke.)

My theory is that either a) UC went bankrupt and instead of turning everything over to the new company as it was, they shut off the servers and held all our sites hostage so that we wouldn't leave during the transition, or b) it's actually UCWebhost in disguise.

Either way, it doesn't matter because Scrappity-Doo-Dah is back up again. I can't personally promise that there won't be more downtime in the future, as we don't know what this company's intentions are. I also can't say anything about plans at Scrappity-Doo-Dah regarding staying with the company, as I don't know those lol. But downtime, if any, should be minimal.

Now I wish I had some new releases for you - I know it's been a while - and I was going to, but then SDD shut down on me. It didn't go back up until late Thursday night, and by then it was late, I was tired, and knee-deep in plans for the blog. (I won't say anything, my lips are sealed but...it'll be BIG!) So I just didn't have time to set them up in my store. But as long as SDD is still up next week they will be available next week. I also have two wonderful collabs coming your way in the next couple weeks, so be prepared for those!

Keep checking back, because like I said, I have some BIG things coming for you. You'll definitely want to be signed up for my newsletter for it all, because I can't give out dates because I don't know them for sure. It's all just touch and go at this point. But I will say that now, I do expect it to be around June 1st. (Remember that's just an estimate.)

There won't be much to report from now until then, but keep an eye out at the blog.


What's going on with SDD?

I'm sure that's the question going through some of your minds right now.

I just wanted to drop you a note as my loyal customers, that Scrappity-Doo-Dah is down yet again. Yvonne and Tam, the owners/administrators are doing everything in their power to get SDD back up and running. The webhost found a possible security breech and had to shut down the servers to find if there was a problem and also to fix it. Many digi-scrap stores are down as they work to fix this problem.

We have no word on when Scrappity-Doo-Dah will be back up and running.

I assure you all that if you had a coupon or an item that you purchased before the site went down and you did not get your items or your coupon expired, I will honor those items as long as they were valid as of May 10. (Meaning if the expiration was May 9 or before, they were no longer valid and can not be honored.) Also I will try the everything in my power to get you download links as long as they are available.

I thank you all for your cooperation in this difficult time with our host.


Mother's Day Freebie!

I just wanted to stop by and wish all you mothers out there a fantastic Mother's Day!

Hubby and I are pretty strapped for cash this weekend because his paycheck was delayed, so we'll be spending the day very low-key - what would be super nice would be being able to sleep in, waking up to a clean house, and a nice lunch cooked by my husband. I can only hope!

I wanted to drop by and give you all a little Mother's Day freebie that I made up. Tiffany mentioned she was making a little freebie for her blog for Mother's Day and suggested I do so too, so here it is! My freebie matches hers, as we made it from the same color swatch as the Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Train swatch we created back in November. If you go over to the sidebar, you'll find a set of links, and if you click on the Breast Cancer Awareness link, it will take you right to that download. You'll have a matching kit!

You can go to InspiredbyDominic Designs blog here and pick up her freebie as well!

Click on the images to be taken to the downloads!

Also, if you have a little Mother's Day money to spend, my shop is still on sale today at 50% off - I was going to mark it down to 40% but I decided to keep it at 50%! Go to my shop here!

Enjoy your freebies and have a wonderful Mother's Day!


(i)NSD sale extended!

For those of you who were unable to shop this weekend or still have a little money left burning in your pocket, my (i)NSD sale has been extended!

You can stop by my shop today to get everything for 50% off. Tomorrow the sale will be reduced to 40% and that will run through Sunday. But you can still pick up some fabulous deals!

Also my Build Your Own Grab Bags and PU Grab Bag are still available through Sunday. After Sunday the BYOGBs will disappear and the PU Grab Bag will be broken up and sold seperately, so get them while you can!


Also, please excuse the dust here at the blog. Things are a little out of place and will stay that way through May. On June 1st we will be revealing a brand new design, and my CT will be getting a brand new team name and will be starting some fun things in their brand new home. Look for those things to come June 1st!



May Blog Train! Choo Choo!

Okay well I finally got it all up lol. After I started to get the ball rolling on this post I discovered that I hadn't even uploaded mine yet! I'm so scatterbrained with iNSD going around!

Here's what you'll get once you make it around to all stops of the train:

And here's my portion that you're getting today:

Click on the image or here to download!

You should have come from Kathy Winter's Designs and your next stop will be Maitri's Scraps. If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to the Blog Train Blog to find your way back.

Please remember that not all of us are in the same time zone (or had their husbands wake them up to post this morning! lol) so if you come to a blog that isn't posted yet, please bookmark it and come back later!

I'll come back later to show you all my grab bags for iNSD weekend and tell you about my sale!

For now I have to go to the bank so I have funds for iNSD! Have fun shopping this weekend everyone!


CT Spotlight, Sneak Peeks, and a Special Coupon!

Hello all!

The Pixiemama CT and I are getting ready for another big celebration this weekend!

First of all I want to let you all know that new products from me may be a bit few and far between for a while. On Friday afternoon I was working on my EHD trying to get it to read on my computer and it broke. I've been having this problem for a while, it will sometimes read and sometimes it will give me problems. I thought it was a problem with the computer but turns out that the small USB plug inside of it was not properly soldered inside or something. We gave it a few wiggles trying to get a connection and the plug just broke clean off. It's now inside my EHD rattling around in there somewhere lol, and I can't even hook it up to anything. None of my stuff is lost, thank goodness, not to my knowledge anyway. Just inaccessible. That includes my preview, all my commercial use items, all my digital kits, all my own personal designs, my pictures...everything. So you can see my issue lol.

However, I'm going to make the best of it until I can send it in and get it back which will hopefully be quickly! I have some of the things I need and other things I can get back as I go along.

I also decided that since I can't access my preview, that it was about time for a change! Tiffany of Inspired by Dominic Designs has made me a wonderful new preview and you will be starting to see the new previews on new and old products in the store starting in May!

Also, the CT and I have decided that it's time to change things up a bit here at the blog. If you were a follower of our CT blog, you'll now notice that it's gone - my CT are all moving over here and making my design blog their new home. With this will come a brand new redesign and many changes here. Look for this to come soon!

I'll get to the freebie and the CT Spotlight soon but first I want to give you all a little sneak peek of what's coming your way on Friday, the start of iNSD weekend!

All my new products will be in Grab Bag form, and they will all be fabulous deals!

And that's all you get until Saturday! I'm such a tease, aren't I? ;)

I'll also be having a sale...but I'll have more about that in a future blog post!

Now...onto the spotlight! This week we are spotlighting Jill.

Tell me a little bit about yourself.
I am a mommy of twin girls, Serenity and Arianna, who just turned two. I am married to a great husband. We just celebrated our fourth anniversary in early April. I am also a teacher at our local public school.

So how long have you been digital scrapbooking?
I have been digital scrapping for about five years but didn't find the "world" of digi-scrapping until two years ago when the twins were born.

Did you ever do any traditional paper scrapbooking? What made you switch? Do you still do any paper scrapbooking?
If you mean the kind with pretty papers, beautiful ribbons, and gorgeous do-dads to dress the page with, then no. If, however, you mean the five dollar "college special" scrapbook (that had "scrapbook" emblazoned on the front of it) that had a bunch of pictures, ticket stubs, napkins, and beer bottle ca
ps (and a few labels) taped into it, topped off with construction paper frames and glitter glue, then yup! I scrapped all through college. When I was out of college, I didn't have time (new teachers are VERY busy) so when I saw a program for scrapbooking on the computer with pretty pictures on the front I was interested. $10 later I was hooked! LOL I scrapped all of Hubby and I's courtship and haven't looked back since. I still will paper scrap (in a much more sophisticated way lol) some pages when I have ticket stubs or other tangible items to add to the book, but it is rare. I have made a few "pages" from wedding invitations as gifts too.

Do you have any other hobbies?
I am currently making hair bows, tutus, and taggy blankets to sell at fairs this summer. I enjoy crafts of all kinds, but I am hoping that this hobby will make enough money to let me buy a wide format printer for digi-scrapping 12x12 pages Lol.

What do you find yourself scrapbooking the most - your kids, pets, significant other, family, etc?

Most of the time my pages are of my kids. But us grown ups get in there from time to time as well.

What couldn't you live without when you make a layout? For example, undo, a certain element, a program, etc?

Hummm.....I definately rely on undo, but the best thing is when I have a ton of great papers to work with. I find they have sooo many uses besides being background!

Do you gravitate towards any certain color or style when you m
ake a layout?
I go for pink and girly when choosing making layouts... girls way outnumber the boys in my household, so I don't have too many masculine items in my stash.

Do you do anything on the side, such as designing, designer services, scrap-4-hire? Don't forget to include a link or something so we can pay you a visit!

I have considered scrap for hire, but haven't pursued it. I have done some brag books as gifts, 8x8 scrapbooks as gifts, and invitations for friends as well.

Where's your blog?

Believe it or not, I don't have one.

Who's your favorite designer (other than Pixiemama)? Give them a plug - include a link to their shop!
I honestly don't have a favorite. I always find a ton of things from lots of different designers that I fall in love with and my stash of kits is very diverse when it comes to designers.

Tell us one thing about yourself that very few people know.
My girls were preemies, born at 27 weeks, weighing only 2lbs 8oz and 1lb 6oz at birth. They spent 106 days in the NICU. That has influenced me a lot and has given me such a great desire to capture every little moment no matter how "small" it may seem.

Tell us one thing about yourself that is unique or weird.

Much to Hubby's dismay...I get motion sick in movies. Not in cars, planes, trains, boats or anything else, just movies. It's so bad that now even the smell of popcorn can make me feel ill.

What's your favorite layout that you've made?
This is one of my favorites: 1. I love the picture of Hubby with the girls...too cute and 2. I was very proud of the composition. I scrap lifted the page from one I had admired very much and was proud to capture what I loved about the original.

Give us a link to a layout of yours that has very few comments so we can leave you a little love.

Anything else you'd like to add?

I love being on Pixiemama's CT and I thank her for allowing me the privilege of working with her and the talented ladies on her team!

Awww thanks so much Jill! Jill has made us a wonderful freebie for her spotlight! It's a template based on one of her layouts using my kit Season Of Love. Grab the freebie by clicking on the image!

Thanks so much for the wonderful template freebie Jill!

I also have a special coupon for you all! I logged in and noticed that this was my 100th post...so to celebrate you all get a coupon! This is only valid until Thursday so hurry if you want to snag it!

Coupon: PMD_100Post
Expires: Thursday, April 29
Good for $2 off a $5 or more order

I'll be back on Friday or Saturday with another freebie and more information on the iNSD sales and products! See you then!


three six five….has arrived!

It is officially in the store now!  Pixiemama Designs’ latest full kit is perfect for all your everyday scraps! 

 365 preview

Beautiful jewel tones and kraft colors come together for the perfect Project 365 kit.

These colors are feminine, yet neutral enough to make any page wonderful. Included is 14 papers and over 30 elements with an everyday theme, perfect for Project 365 or any time you need a general kit.

- 8 Patterned Papers (12x12, 300PPI)
- 6 Solid Papers (12x12, 300PPI)
- 37 elements:
- 3 unique blank tickets
- 1 blanket-stitched border (almost 12 inches), one with holes and one without
- 1 metal brad
- 6 unique buttons
- 2 unique acrylic circle frames
- 4 unique flair
- 2 unique medium-sized stitches, both with holed and non-holed versions
- 1 metal paperclip
- 5 ribbons (1 recolored)
- 2 unique ric-rac
- 2 small stitches, both with holed and non-holed versions
- 2 unique kraft-colored square frames
- 2 curled strings
- 4 unique kraft-colored tags
- 14 phrased paper strips
- Date elements, including all 12 months, 7 days of the week, and numbers 1-31
- Matching tiny paper alpha (lowercase, uppercase and some symbols)
- Metal alpha (Uppercase and numbers/symbols only)

Here’s a few more CT layouts to gather inspiration from…not always what you see! LOL!

By Brooklyn

By Missy

So what are you waiting for…grab it now at Scrappity Doo Dah and don’t forget to grab the styles that match it perfectly!

Until then….happy scrappin’!


Sneak a Peek at the latest release!

Wanna get a glimpse at what will hit the stores on Friday, April 23, 2010?!  Well here you go….


365 preview sneak peek

This kit is so versatile that it is ideal for all the everyday moments as well as those special occasions. The full kit includes 14 papers, over 30 elements and TWO separates alphas.  This is your go-to kit for the memories!

Here’s some early inspiration from Pixiemama’s Outstanding CT:

By: Jennifer

By: Crystal

By: Jaya

By: Jill

Now that you’ve gotten a good idea of how amazing this kit is, I look forward to seeing you stop by Scrappity Doo Dah to pick it up!  Also, don’t forget to grab coordinating styles to continue the designing!

Until then….Happy Scrappin’!


Designiversary Celebration Winners!

Hello everyone!

I was very pleasantly surprised by the Designiversary turnout! Every single one of you made my design anniversary very special to me. I thank all of you for all the congratulations you sent. This first year has been absolutely spectacular and I hope that this next year will be just as fantastic!

Okay now on to what you really all care about...the winners!

I did three drawings - we only had entries for the custom styles on my Facebook fan page and the giveaway on Tiffany's blog, so I put all names into the bowl (seperately) and chose a winner that way!

Here are all the entries for the Facebook giveaway, which went first...

I gave my dirty, naughty little boy the job of picking the names. I swear this child can't stay clean for five minutes to save his life. Anyway...

He had to ham it up. (As usual.)

Okay now on to the part you care about...

First drawing (for the Facebook winner)...

Congrats to Christina Smith! She won a set of custom Photoshop styles, up to 10 each of glitter, gradient acrylic, and regular acrylic, for a total of up to 30 styles in her choice of colors. I'll be sure to show you once I finish those for her!

Now on to the second drawing...

Congrats to Mary K, who won off Tiffany's blog! She won a $10 gift certificate to my shop at Scrappity-Doo-Dah!

Because of the fact that I was giving away a lot of stuff and we didn't have quite enough entries to give it all away, I put all the other names back into the bowl for a third drawing. Finally after drawing the same names about a million times (for multiple entries and because they'd won already), I finally drew three names and they all won $5 GC's to my shop! Those winners were...

Toni Johnson, Tolive Forhim, and Christie!

I had so much fun doing the blog hop and I hope you all enjoyed it too! We will definitely have to do this again soon! ;)

To top it all off, because I wish I could have given GC's out to everybody who participated and I just can't, I have a coupon for the rest of you.

Use code Thank_U_Fans at my shop at SDD and receive 40% off your entire order. It's only good until May 1st, but it's good on anything in my shop (except my Girl's Day Out collab with JayaPrem's Hangout), CU included!

I'm out for the day, I got important stuff I have on my to-do list, but Missy and I will be popping in and out this week for blog revamping and I'll be back on Friday with a new release!


Designiversary Winners - Coming Soon!

Hey all! Nothing to report here today, I just wanted to let you all know a couple of things.

First of all, thank you to all of you who participated in my Designiversary celebration! All the contests have ended and the winners have been sent their prizes. All of you who were kind enough to send me congratulations and good wishes, I appreciate all of you! The winners will be announced sometime between tonight and Monday night - I'm working on my laptop today and it's hard to type out blog posts because some keys on my keyboard don't work. Also I have pictures of my son drawing names from the bowls so I wanted to share those. I will also post a coupon for all of my wonderful blog readers to thank you for all the congratulations and good thoughts you sent to me!

Also, the design blog will be seeing some changes that will probably take a while to implement. My CT and I have decided to get rid of the CT blog and I'm moving all the CT over here to my design blog. We hope to do ocassional challenges and more giveaways with this! It will probably come with a new blog design (yes, another new one! lol) and might take a while to fully finish, because I have a LOT of commitments to finish this month first! So we'll keep you updated on that.

I better get back to work since I have the house all to myself for the afternoon, I just wanted to let you all know that I haven't updated the blog with winners or anything yet because I'm busy working behind the scenes. Thanks everyone!


CT Spotlight: Jennifer

Hey all!  This is Missy posting for Tish this week!  She is under the weather, so keep her in your thoughts and send well wishes & prayers her way!

We also still have the design-aversary celebration going strong until Thursday evening!  We can’t wait to announce all the challenge and drawing winners! So, stop by any remaining stops along the Blog Hop!

Now onto to our wonderful CT spotlight:  Jennifer!  Jennifer is a great scrapper with a great deal of awesome pages.  Let’s get to know Jennifer a little better…

Tell me a little bit about yourself.
My name is Jennifer, and I live in Colorado with my husband and two sons.

So how long have you been digital scrapbooking?
I have been digital scrapping for almost a year now, and I will never go back to paper!

Did you ever do any traditional paper scrapbooking? What made you switch? Do you still do any paper scrapbooking?
I did scrapbooking and a lot of card making, which I still enjoy. My friend talked to me about digiscrapping, and once I found out that it was done with a program I had already used for years, I decided to check it out.

Do you have any other hobbies?
I like movies, t.v., reading, cross-stitching, photography

What do you find yourself scrapbooking the most - your kids, pets, significant other, family, etc?
My family is featured in most of my layouts. I am usually the one behind the camera!

What couldn't you live without when you make a layout? For example, undo, a certain element, a program, etc? I like to have frames, stitching, scatters. I love Photoshop, also!

Do you gravitate towards any certain color or style when you make a layout?
I generally like earth or jewel tones. I can't use a lot of girly colors since no one in my family has girls (yet!)

Do you do anything on the side, such as designing, designer services, scrap-4-hire? Don't forget to include a link or something so we can pay you a visit!
No, not at this time!

Where's your blog?

Who's your favorite designer (other than Pixiemama)? Give them a plug - include a link to their shop!
I was excited to find a local (to me) designer that I really like. Her name is Julie. It is. and her stuff is exclusively at Plain Digital Wrapper. http://www.plaindigitalwrapper.com/s...ufacturerid=71

Tell us one thing about yourself that very few people know.
I like to play drums. I have a djembe and a dumbek.

Tell us one thing about yourself that is unique or weird.
I am in a recorder orchestra!

What's your favorite layout that you've made?
This is a recent one that I like. It's too hard to pick a favorite! http://scrappity-doo-dah.com/gallery...17&ppuser=2583

Give us a link to a layout of yours that has very few comments so we can leave you a little love.


WOW!  Jennifer is a amazing person!  And we are so happy she is a member of Pixiemama CT!

Now, for a freebie from Jennifer…



Don’t forget to stop by and browse through Jennifer’s gallery as well as finish up any last minute challenges on our Design Anniversary Blog Hop! 

Until the next time….

Happy Scrappin’


Celebration Update!

Just wanted to share that all challenges have been extended throughout the rest of the week.  Please submit all entries at each stop along the Blog Hop by Thursday, April 15th!  Winners will be announced on Friday, April 16th!

Until then….happy scrappin’!


Designiversary Begins and a Freebie!

Oooh I'm so excited!!!!

Today marks the day that exactly one year ago, I posted my very first freebie on this very blog that I created myself. It was then that I became a "designer" - well, a designer who had a LOT of stuff to learn lol. I didn't start selling until the very end of May, but I really felt like a designer when I posted that first freebie.

I've had soooooo much fun this past year and I am looking forward to another fabulous year with all of you - my designer friends, my customers, my CT, and all my fans.

I have a LOT of stuff to share with you this blog post, so I'll get started. Keep scrolling down for your freebie!

First of all, to celebrate another first - SDD's first birthday - I'm having a one-day sale in my shop! Everything is 50% off for today only so make sure you stop by and pick up your favorite stuff! I have a few brand new items in my shop, you can check them out and pick them up while you're there!

Make sure to head over to SDD tonight, I'm hosting a speed scrap in celebration of their first birthday!

There will be several RAKs, some fun games, and of course a beautiful participation prize - just for scrapping with us, you'll receive my new kit shown above, Season of Love, for free!

Join me at 9PM EST (8PM CST) at the SDD forum to join in the fun!

Alright, now onto the blog hop!

You're at the very beginning of the line, and I have a wonderful freebie mini kit for you. This will only be available this weekend, then it will be taken down and made into a full kit sometime this summer!

Link Expired! Look for the full kit this summer!

I think it will become one of my favorite kits when it's finally made into a whole one!

You can click on the image to download, or download here (Link Expired! Look for the full kit this summer!). If you have any problems let me know in the comments so I can fix it!

Now don't forget, there are a ton of other blogs to "hop" on to! My wonderful friends and CT have helped me organize a fabulous blog hop so make sure to leave them some love on their blogs!

Pixiemama Designs (you're here!)
InspiredbyDominic Designs (Tiffany)
Fishbowl Designs (Anne)
New York’s Creations (Brooklyn)
JayaPrem’s Hangout (Jaya)
Crafty Insomniac (Jennifer)
Missy’s Moments (Missy)
Pixiemama Designs FB Fan Page
Pixiemama Designs CT Blog

If you get lost, just come back here and head on to the next one. Remember that not all of us are in the same time zones so our blog posts may all go live at different times. If you come across one that isn't up, just bookmark and come back later!

Hope you all have a fantastic time with the blog hop and hope to see you at the speed scrap tonight!


CT Spotlight Week 5 - Nessie

Hi everyone!

So I'm typing this up Tuesday night and since 1) I'm just getting over the flu and 2) we had an extremely busy day with a picnic and play at the park, Easter shopping, and dying eggs, I'm very tired, so I'm going to keep this short.

This week for the CT spotlight we have Ness. Ness has been on my team since the beginning. In fact I think she may have been the first that I welcomed into my CT forum. Get to know a little bit more about her.

Tell me a little bit about yourself.

So how long have you been digital scrapbooking? May or June of ‘09

Did you ever do any traditional paper scrapbooking? What made you switch? Do you still do any paper scrapbooking? Yes, books of traditional scrapbooking. Little fingers helping w/ traditional scrapbooking really isn’t very helpful. I would do traditional still if my scrap room wasn’t such a giant mess.

Do you have any other hobbies? Camping, Photography

What do you find yourself scrapbooking the most - your kids, pets, significant other, family, etc? It’s gone more and more to my kids but I scrap everything.

What couldn't you live without when you make a layout? For example, undo, a certain element, a program, etc? Photoshop. The versatility and creativity is fantastic.

Do you gravitate towards any certain color or style when yo
u make a layout? Earth Tones or muted colors. I’m not really one for the really bright colors generally

Do you do anything on the side, such as designing, designer services, scrap-4-hire? Don't forget to include a link or something so we can pay you a visit! Sadly I do a bunch of designing but nothing to do w/ scrapbooking. I design CD/DVD face art , covers etc.

Where's your blog? http://nesspark.blogspot.com

Who's your favorite designer (other than Pixiemama)? Give them a plug - include a link to their shop! Michelle from Craftyscraps http://shopcraftyscraps.com/

Tell us one thing about yourself that very few people know. Both my parents have been married 3 times so I have 1 brother, 2 half sisters, 8 step-sisters and 2 step-brothers

Tell us one thing about yourself that is unique or weird. I married my high school sweetheart and we’ll have been together 15 years on April 1st
, no joke.

What's your favorite layout that you've made? http://kjoistudios.com/gallery2/showphoto.php?photo=10052

Give us a link to a layout of yours that has very few comments so we can leave you a little love. http://scrappity-doo-dah.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=19179

I apologize for no picture or anything, like I said I'm really tired. I'll just leave you guys to your freebie and be on my way. I'll be sending out a newsletter at some point tomorrow, hopefully I'll be a little more awake for that lol.

The freebie I have for you today is a cluster frame made by Ness with elements from both Girl's Day Out and Hop Into Spring. I think it's gorgeous, take a look for yourself:

You can download by clicking on the image.

I'm gonna get out of here before I go delirious with exhaustion. I do have to stay up to finish watching my Law and Order: SVU though. DVR is so wonderful!

Have a great day everyone!


Guest CT Call! *Edited!*

Wow, blogging three days in a row! I think it's a new record for me!

Sadly, I've lost a couple of my CT girls. One had to leave because of other commitments and one has decided to take on the role of my designer assistant. She's the one who's going to keep my head glued on my shoulders lol. Unfortunately with all that she will be doing for me she will not have time to do as many layouts as she used to. Sooo....

I'm having a guest CT call!

EDIT: Please disregard on the image where it says enabling is required once a week. It has been changed to only twice a month. That was my error and I truly apologize for that!

For those who can't see the image:

Sadly, I've lost a few of my best CT girls. But I'm in the
market for a few fresh faces!

- Access to any two PU products per month to work with
- Expand your digiscrapping horizons
- A team of wonderful established CT girls to work with
- 1-3 month spots available
- Possibility of permanent spot after guesting


- 2 (two) layouts (or projects) per product
- 2 (two) products per month
- Post layouts at Scrappity-Doo-Dah, DST, and a gallery of your
- Enable your two chosen products (so twice a month)
- Be active in the Scrappity-Doo-Dah community
- Promote my designs whenever possible

If you're interested please email me or my CT leader @
pixiemamadesigns@hotmail.com or missy.dombrowsky@gmail.com
with your name, other CT duties, blog (if applicable), why you
want to guest for me, and a link to your most full gallery.

When you send your email, please let either Missy or I know what month you prefer to guest and whether you would like to guest for 1, 2, or 3 months. We will try our best to fill your needs!

I really look forward to hearing from you all!


Brand New - CU Plaid Overlays!

Hey everyone! Wow, I think it's been a long time since I've actually made a post about a new release on the actual day that it released! lol Life gets kinda crazy around here, I'm telling you. My husband has been working like crazy trying to get this new job, he really wants this, and I've been working to prepare for if he does get the job, because if he does we'll be taking an extended vacation. It's not too far away, only two and a half hours, but it will take us away for three weeks at the least. It's kind of hard when you work at home and have 1 dog, 2 cats, and 5 kittens (take them, somebody, anybody, please?!) to take care of. Luckily I have lots of family around town that are willing to help take care of them for those three weeks when they can, and my hubby and dad are trying to find any means necessary to allow me to bring work with me. My laptop kicked the bucket, the power cord is shot and we just don't think we have time to get a new one ordered. My aunt gave me an old laptop of hers that is pretty new and nice, but we can't find the power cord and the LCD screen is busted. We may have to rush order a new power cord and just hook up the flat-screen desktop monitor to that one in order to make this work. It's better than the alternative - hubby suggested taking the whole desktop with us, tower and all. lol No freaking way, not unless that's my last resort.

Anyway...guess I'm in a blabbing mood today lol. On to the new release!

Are you looking for just the right kind of plaid pattern for your next kit? So was I, and I just could never find exactly what I wanted. So I created some! lol I just love these overlays. They blend extremely well with almost any color.

Plaid is back "in" and very fashionable these days. A lot of the cutest fashions you will find are made out of plaid. It is such a versatile pattern - men and women alike love wearing it, it looks good with almost anything, and it's comfortable, casual, and laid-back. The same goes for using plaid papers and patterns in your digital kits or layouts. These plaid overlays will help you achieve the look of plaid in your projects, and can be used for nearly any kind of kit or layout - masculine, feminine, whatever!

Included are 6 overlays in flattened .png format, greyscaled only. The example papers shown are to show you how these overlays look only, and they are not included. There are 3 patterns which are diagonal in nature, and 3 which are horizontal/vertical. Each one is unique, and 12x12, 300ppi.

They are (obviously) good for Commercial Use, but also good for PU/S4H/S4O. These would be good if you have a solid paper in a kit that you really love, but you just want a light pattern to it. I've used these overlays myself (in a couple of new things, actually - look for them in about 2 weeks!) and they pick up texture and color really well.

The image above is linked to where you can find them in my shop. Also, for my blog readers, I've set up a special coupon, good for this weekend only!

Using the coupon code PNB_1Off you can get $1 off the purchase of the Plaid's Not Bad Vol. 1 overlays. This coupon is not good with any other product and will only be valid until Sunday night, so hurry and grab them while you can!

Also while you're shopping, keep in mind that today is the last day for all the $1 Tweets at Scrappity-Doo-Dah. There are some fabulous deals in there! Some designers have put some of their kits in the $1 Tweets section, and they are fantastic! You can go here to visit the $1 Tweets section in the store. (Scroll down to yesterday's post to see all my $1 Tweet deals!)

Soon I'll have some great things in store for you. I'm serious, April will be an awesome month with lots of events going on. You may want to subscribe to my blog or my newsletter to keep up with it all!

That's all from me today - remember to sign up for that newsletter, you won't want to miss all that's going on in April!


$1 Tweets Today at SDD!

Hello all and good morning to you! I'm just stopping by to let you in on a couple of cool events going on.

First, today and Friday are $1 Tweet Days at Scrappity-Doo-Dah. For these 2 days only you can get some of my products for only $1 each. Check out what your dollar can buy in my store:

All images are linked! There are a ton of fun, fabulous springy items in there for your buying pleasure. I know we're all looking forward to spring coming!

Also stay tuned - I heard from a little birdie that there's a birthday celebration going to happen. And I'm going to be celebrating because I'm getting ready to turn 1! That's right, my 1-year designing anniversary is coming up, and me and my CT are busy planning and scheming to make it absolutely fabulous! I've got a gorgeous freebie planned, which you'll want to keep an eye out for because it will only be available for ONE DAY! Then it will be locked into the vault and made into a full kit! You can sign up for my newsletter to keep updated, fan me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter to make sure you won't miss it!

I'll be back tomorrow or Saturday with a new release for you all! I think you're going to LOVE it!


CT Spotlight Week 4

Hello everyone! Sorry I'm a bit late with the CT Spotlight this week. I'm a bit late with everything this week lol. We had to take a very unexpected trip out of town this last weekend. Heath had to go for a job interview a couple of hours away and we decided that instead of just heading down there for the interview and coming back, that it would be worth the extra gas money to go visit my in-laws, since they live so close. So we made it a weekend trip to stay with my in-laws and we had a great time. Heath had a very good interview and it looks like he'll be getting a new job. The new job might take me out of town for an extended period of time (3 weeks) and I'm not sure what I'll do with my designing in that time, but I'm going to try to take my work with me. I'll keep you all posted on that as I get more information.

This week I am spotlighting Brooklyn. Brooklyn is a very sweet girl, she's my youngest CT member at only 12 years old and she's amazing! Learn more about her:

Tell me a little bit about yourself.
My name Is Brooklyn I am 12 years old and I am on 5 teams including Pixiemama designs. I love to dance and dance 4-5 days a week!! I love cats and we have 2 in the house!

So how long have you been digital scrapbooking?
I have been digi scrapping for about 7 months.

Did you ever do any traditional paper scrapbooking? What made you switch? Do you still do any paper scrapbooking?
Yes. My mom showed it to me and I love it! Not really.

Do you have any other hobbies?
I dance 4-5 days a week.

What do you find yourself scrapbooking the most - your kids, pets, significant other, family, etc?
Well... I scrap my pets, my brother, and myself. : D

What couldn't you live without when you make a layout? For example, undo, a certain element, a program, etc?
I could not live without flowers or CTRL Z.

Do you gravitate towards any certain color or style when you make a layout?
Well, I do love bright colors and pastels.

Do you do anything on the side, such as designing, designer services, scrap-4-hire? Don't forget to include a link or something so we can pay you a visit!
I would love to design a kit but never really have.
I make some templates and QP's but nothing in stores.

Where's your blog?

Who's your favorite designer (other than Pixiemama)? Give them a plug - include a link to their shop!
I love JennCK designs. Here:http://www.inspiration-lane.com/bout...ufacturerid=93

Tell us one thing about yourself that very few people know.
I raise butterflies.

Tell us one thing about yourself that is unique or weird.
I am left handed.

What's your favorite layout that you've made?
well I like this one: http://www.browniescraps.com/gallery...51&ppuser=2065

Give us a link to a layout of yours that has very few comments so we can leave you a little love.
Lets see... this one: http://www.browniescraps.com/gallery...97&ppuser=2065

Anything else you'd like to add?

Nope nothing I can think of.

Today's CT Spotlight is a very short spotlight. I didn't include a photo because frankly - I'm lazy lol. The freebie is also going to be located at Brooklyn's blog this time so go ahead and head on over to download it here!

My first newsletter is going to be sent out shortly with an exclusive freebie inside. You'll miss my first freebie, but I have plans for more exclusive freebies so if you're interested in staying up-to-date on all my sales, freebies, newest releases, and special events going on, head on over here to sign up!

Also, my good friend Tiffany is the featured designer over at SDD - go ahead and go over to her thread at SDD and welcome her, she'll have a daily download coming up soon. Just by welcoming her you can earn challenge points good towards a gift certificate to the Scrappity-Doo-Dah store!

That's all from me today. I feel like I'm trying to play 52 Pickup just to get caught up - who knew that three days away could set you back so far?! I don't have any new releases that haven't been out for a while, but you can still head on over to my store to check out my items. Also, if you haven't seen it yet, SDD has a freebie with every $10 purchase, "Oops" by Scraps by Jenn. It's adorable so go over and check it out!

I'm trying to continuously put out new releases so keep coming back to keep up-to-date!


CT Spotlight Week 3 - Freebie Time!

Hello everyone! Hope your Wednesday is finding you well! Anyone starting to notice the signs of spring lurking? I am. Saturday we had absolutely gorgeous weather here. Hope it stays like that lol.
Today I'm back with CT Spotlight number 3 - and I'm spotlighting Missy! Missy is a fantastic team member. Any designer would be lucky to have her. She CT's for me, Jaya and Tiffany and she always does such fantastic work.

Get to know Missy a little better!

I am the mother to young, wild men (Jake, 6, and Zach, 4) and wife to my best friend, Joe of 7.5 years. Born and raised in Georgia, I am a true Southern Belle! I love my family, my church, and my friends. When I am not busy with my family, working the children & youth at church, or teaching 6th graders all about Math & Science, I am steadily scrappin'!

So how long have you been digital scrapbooking?
Last July (2009) while trying to find some ideas for my DS birthday paper invites, I stumbled on digital scrapbooking and have been hooked ever since.

Did you ever do any traditional paper scrapbooking? What made you switch? Do you still do any paper scrapbooking?
I started paper scrapbooking in 2003 and was able to complete one entire scrapbook, which is a major kudos to me! However, Jake started getting more mobile and into everything, so I was not able to pull out my "stuff" as much. So when we moved in 2007, I ended up throwing what I had left away.

Do you have any other hobbies?
Other than scrapping, I can be found reading!

What do you find yourself scrapbooking the most - your kids, pets, significant other, family, etc?
DUH!!!! A no brainer for me...my kids! I am out of my comfort zone scrapping myself. I am always taking pictures of the boys and their friends. I have started stealing pictures from my family members and scrapping for them on the sly....to surprise them with goodies!

What couldn't you live without when you make a layout? For example, undo, a certain element, a program, etc?
Right now...Something shimmery! I love glitter! However, my shimmer may be metal or diamonds!

Do you gravitate towards any certain color or style when you make a layout?
I am definitely a traditional girl! I love experimenting with shadows and trying to make my pages have that traditional paper appearance.

Do you do anything on the side, such as designing, designer services, scrap-4-hire? Don't forget to include a link or something so we can pay you a visit!
Not yet...would love to start S4H but haven't been able to drum up any business! I have designed a few kits but nothing ready for the stores!

Where's your blog?

Who's your favorite designer (other than Pixiemama)? Give them a plug - include a link to their shop!
I would have to say....Jen Yurko! I wish I had her imagination! She is full of fun, whimsy, and creativity! Here's where she hangs her hat: Inspiration Lane

Tell us one thing about yourself that very few people know.
I was adopted! I have never known my biological father. However, my mom married the only daddy I've ever known when I was four and he has been a blessing to me! He formally made me his own when I was 13!

Tell us one thing about yourself that is unique or weird.
According to my DH, there is not just one thing....Ha, Ha! I guess that anytime I am concentrating on something...manually or intellectually....I have my tongue sticking out! Apparently my grandfather was known for the same habit and now my youngest child has too developed it!

What's your favorite layout that you've made?
This was one of the hardest questions...I even asked for help in deciding. But I finally chose this layout...more so because of its style, layering, etc.

Give us a link to a layout of yours that has very few comments so we can leave you a little love.
Here's one of my favorites that hasn't been viewed very much and needs some love...It is somewhat a tribute page to a dear friend that was killed in a car accident in Oct. 2009. This pic is one of the last of him holding his sweet little girl!


Anything else you'd like to add?
Being on your CT has been the best experience! Having your beautiful designs and working closely with the gals on your team has challenged me to become a better scrap-artist. I have learned new techniques and been encouraged to step "out of the box"!

Awww! Missy's so sweet! Thanks Missy! Your layouts are gorgeous and you share the same <3 for Jen Yurko that I do! lol! On to the freebie!

It's a beautiful QP made with Jaya and I's collab, Girl's Day Out, available now at Scrappity-Doo-Dah. (Pssst...if you're wanting to pick it up...check out the March Nesting Challenge, where you can snag a free mini and a 30% off coupon for the kit!) Thanks for the awesome freebie Missy!

Before I let you go for the day, I'd like to show you a little sneaky peeky of a new release on Friday, and tell you about a couple of things going on.

First, don't forget that the March DigiScrapSave coupon book just came out, and I'm in there - in fact, I'm the first coupon in the book! How awesome is that! So if you've got something on your wish list now is the time to get it!

Also, please don't forget to sign up for my newsletter - my first issue is coming out VERY SOON and anyone who subscribes before the first issue is sent will receive a newsletter-exclusive freebie from me! Go here to sign up!

Oh, and before I forget...your sneak peek!

And...that's all you get! lol I just love keeping everyone in suspense!

I'll be back this weekend to reveal the new release! Oh and if you're looking for the March Blog Train, it's still available in the post below!

Happy Scrapping!


Choo Choo!

Can you believe it's March already? Feels like it was just January. While January crawled by for me, February went by in a flash!

First I want to share with you the new collaboration kit by me and JayaPrem's Hangout called Girl's Day Out!

My entire blog design is made from this kit - isn't it gorgeous? It's jam-packed too, and matches perfectly with InspiredbyDominic Designs new kit "Girl's Night Out" - just like the ad says, for scrapping day, night, and everything in between!

You can find Girl's Day Out right here, and Girl's Night Out right here. If you check out Tiff's special offers section on her blog, you can get $2 off Girl's Night Out...also if you stop by Scrappity-Doo-Dah tomorrow and check out the March Nesting Challenge, you can get an add-on for both kits, a template, and coupons for 30% off both kits!

Also before I get to the blog train - I've been working recently on setting up my brand new newsletter! About another week or two and it will be ready for launch! Would you like to stay up-to-date on all my new releases, freebies, challenges, fun and games, coupons, and store and blog news? Sign up for my newsletter! There will be an exclusive freebie in the first newsletter coming very soon, so make sure to go sign up! (Oh, and I promise not to spam your email inbox with obnoxious ads all the time - 2 or 3 times per month, MAX! lol)

Now onto your freebie!

The Blog Train Blog is back after a little hiatus with another fabulous blog train! This blog train is really huge this time. There was over 100 designers contributing to this blog train.

This is what you'll receive when you stop by all the fabulous designer's blogs (some previews may not be included in the slideshow, due to unforeseen delays!):

And here's what you're receiving from my download (image is linked to download!):

Aren't the colors just gorgeous?

Your last stop should have been my good friend Jaya of JayaPrem's Hangout. Your next stop on the train will be WyldWeb Designs. If you get lost at any time, you can always stop by the Blog Train Blog to get back on track.

Please remember that we're all in different time zones so if a designer doesn't have their portion up, bookmark their blog and come back later!

I'll be back on Wednesday with another freebie and another installment of my CT Spotlight! Have a beautiful day, enjoy your freebie, and "Shine On"!


New - CU Something Old Vol. 1!

Hello all! I think I'm done with the blog right now - if anything is out of place, let me know! I'll have a couple of friends check it but I'm pretty sure that it's finished. I'm getting pretty good at redoing my blog, all in all that took about half a day to do!

I have a good friend coming over tonight to play a little rock band so before she gets here I wanted to show you something new I have in my store today!

Something old, something new...Whether it's old or new, these buttons will add the perfect
touch of antiquity to your next project.

With gorgeous pearl-like centers, shiny gold accents, and intricate patterns, these buttons
will take you right back to those days of playing with your mother's or grandmother's
sewing notions. Included are 24 buttons, scanned and extracted by myself. They are in
their original colors only, and may be included in any project as-is. They are shown in
their original sizes, with no drop shadows included.

These buttons are just gorgeous. I've found myself going to them over and over the past couple weeks just to add something girly and cute to items! These buttons aren't just good for heritage kits and layouts - they're perfect for girly kits and layouts as well. I'm sure you could find multiple uses for these buttons.

The best part is, until tomorrow night, they're included in my 30% off sale at Scrappity-Doo-Dah - only until tomorrow night, so head there fast!

Also I promised you a sneak peek of a new collab so a sneak peek is what you're going to get!

This is a fabulous, girly, jam-packed collab with a wonderful designer (hint: she's on my CT!). We haven't set a release date just yet, but it will be very soon. And it will be twice as fabulous because a good designer friend of ours will be releasing a kit at the same time that matches perfectly with this one. You definitely won't want to miss it.

I know I said "CT Inspiration" but with said friend coming over any minute now and it almost being dinner time, I have to run. But I will try to come back tomorrow and show you some of their spectacular layouts - at the latest, Wednesday! Did you realize that Week 3 of the CT Spotlight is coming up on Wednesday? Mark your calendars, I have a wonderful Q&A and another freebie from one of my excellent CT members!

Gotta run! Happy scrapping everyone!