Sunday, November 22, 2009

Don't miss it!

The links for my blog train items (in the post below) will automatically be inactivated on 11/23/09 ... so please pick up your items soon!! There are two separate cluster frames that will go great with the papers and other elements in the blog train! :)


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hop on board the birthday train! Choo!! Choo!!!

This month, Gotta Pixel is celebrating its 4th birthday. And we have been having a blast with all the exciting events going on, but we are also giving away over $2,000 worth of Prizes! Each week new things are being given, and new events going on, and this week is nothing short of it! We are kicking off this weekend with a HUGE Blog train! And its just for YOU! The entire team has collabed together to bring you an amazing shabby chic collection with something sure for everyone! This just kicks off the events we have listed here, as well as the Grab Bag Event going on, that is packed full of savings.

Here is My Gift to you for our Blog Train:


This is just one stop on your blog trip. Here is a list of all the participating blogs that have something special waiting for you, The links will remain active on these blogs until 22nd of November at 11:59 pm EST. Should you get lost along your way, you can always visit here, or the Gotta Pixel Blog for complete list of participants:

Liz :
KarenS (Alpha):
Karen Lewis :
Kristmess Designs :
Sara Ellis:
Crisdam Designs:
Heather T :
Laura Burger:
Sarah :
Connie Prince:
Kathryn Estry:
Marta Van Eck :
Jennifer Barrette :
Colie's Corner:
Elka Romero :
Julie Marie :
Captivated Visions :
Doohikey Designs:
Cherie Shields:
Creations by Rachael:
Lorie M :
--- you are here
Leigh :
Dana :
Kerri :

(Links for all of the other blogs have all been checked and should work now! Please try any you may have missed!)

WOW! Thank you for all the kind comments! I'm glad you like it! :) Hope you'll stop by again! :)

Feeling creative ...

I am on the Site Creative Team for Gotta Pixel, which is why you see the blog train post here today! :) I have made a few pages this month that I thought I'd share with you today as long as I've got your attention. ;)

I got the chance to play with Silvia Romeo's Halloween Magic kit and made these pages:

And, just yesterday I picked up Karen Lewis' kit Serendipity and made this page for Connie Prince's Speed Scrap:

and this page about her next game on June 4th:

I hope you enjoy the blog train, and that you enjoyed a peek at my work! It is fun to share these pages, as well as print them for my family to keep. I hope you all save your work, too!

Hugs and have a great day,

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Photo fun

I learned a tip for making side-by-side photo layouts for posting on my blog from today, and here are my first two attempts.

The directions didn't work exactly as planned (it did not prompt me for more pictures), but I was still able to work with it! :)

Chase at the Children's Museum this past Saturday.

Chase while raking leaves recently.

These were some pictures that I liked that were quick at hand to play with.

Thanks for the tip about the canvas size, MckMama! :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gotta Grab It ...

Gotta Pixel started this event a long time ago now, where all of the designers are asked to make their own kits using the same color swatch. During the sale period, they put their kits out there (sometimes broken down into papers and elements and such separately) for just $1.00. After the sale is over, the items go back to a regular price determined by the designer.

Well, the color swatch for this round is so pretty!!!! It's purples, blues, and browns, in the stalest explanation ever. :) So, since I can't explain it ... here is an advertisement image from the store (it's clickable! Go see!!!!)

My designer friend, Sarah Meyer, came out with a beautiful paper pack, and element pack for the Gotta Grab It event (also clickable):

And I've been busy today and have already played with it!

This is Julia on her field trip to Como Zoo in June when she got her face painted. I couldn't resist playing with it again.

These pictures are just from yesterday! We ended up at the Children's Museum after my MIL's* retirement party because it was really close by and we've never been there before. (MIL = Mother In Law) It wasn't quite what I was expecting, but the kids had a great time. As you can see! I made this page for the Speed Scrap held tonight by Colie's Corner. :)

So, if you're a fan of purple and blue like me, you should click over to Gotta Pixel to see Sarah's and all of other designers' amazing kits that you can snag for just $1 each for a short time. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

He's FREE!!!!

A while back, I created a page about Chase:

Chase became FREE when he was 6 months old. It was an amazing feeling knowing that my son was doing well enough with his heart condition that he could be free from medicine. The doctor said he might even have out-grown it, and possibly never deal with SVT ever again!

Today, I read about an online-friend whose son is now FREE of his SVT, and the chance of his SVT returning is now 1% ... ONE PERCENT!!!! That is phenomenal! No more medication. No more heart monitors. No more stethoscopes. No more vagal maneuvers, or trips to the ER.

Stellan is now FREE to be himself, as Chase was at 6 months old. And I cry tears of happiness with a level of understanding of just what that means for Stellan and his family. Our journey was no where near as scary as Stellan's was, but now they seem to both have the same happy ending. :)


Saturday, November 7, 2009

International Digital Scrapbooking Day!!!!

I am on the Site Creative Team for Gotta Pixel, and want to encourage you to stop in Gotta Pixel's store and take advantage of this awesome sale! Because I'm on their CT, I get to see all the awesome goodies that are in the store on a regular basis, and know that you will be getting an AWESOME deal! DSD only comes once a year ... and Gotta Pixel is celebrating their birthday to boot! So, go have fun with all the stuff you KNOW you've just GOTTA have! ;)