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!