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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Gotta Pixel Goodness

I worked with 2 really fun kits this month over at Gotta Pixel!

I just love Splish Splash, a collab from Spinky Dink Scraps and Jaya Prem’s Hangout.  It is an adorable kit perfect for all your bathtime pictures and beyond.


I did this layout for December’s Simply Sketchy challenge hosted by Laura of Simply.Scraps

And this one for the December Element Challenge, which was to use stitching in at least 2 places:


Lil Arteest by Sweet Digi Scraps has a bright rainbow of colors, super cute doodles, and fun elements for all of your little Picasso’s masterpieces!


I also used her Spring Fever Templates to create this layout:

And I did this one for a Connie Prince Speed Scrap, also using the alpha from Karen Lewis’s Out of This World:


Happy Scrapping!

Monday, December 21, 2009

No Bake Double Decker Fudge

In the midst of all the holiday baking, there are lots of recipe exchanges going around!  I would like to share my favorite indulgence with you!  I love that it is a no-bake recipe with virtually no clean up! 


Click preview to download from 4shared.

This recipe makes a big batch, but you can also cut it in half and make it in an 8x8 pan.   Another variation we love in my house is to just use the semi-sweet chocolate but mix in coarsely chopped m&m’s after the microwave.

recipe card credits: Holiday Whimsy by Connie Prince, Bella Gypsy, Doohickey Designs and Colie’s Corner, the December Daily Download at Gotta Pixel

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ramona the Pest New Releases

I am really behind in my posting, so grab a snack and get ready to see lots of adorable kits and some of my favorite layouts!

Love Walks In


Ramona’s husband dared her that she couldn’t make a romantic kit using this bright fun color palette.  Obviously, Ramona won this one!  To celebrate the release of New Moon, I did a Twi-tastic page using a template from Marni Designs.


Baby on Board


Ramona has generously volunteered to create a kit for each of us on her CT!  Laura is baking herself a mini brownie, so Ramona created this beautiful pregnancy kit!  I love that it is unisex and coordinates so easily with other kits!  I also love the look of all black and white layouts.

I haven’t created any pages with this one yet, though I have a couple pictures of my sister’s belly from her first (who turned a year yesterday!), and I’m hoping to get some belly pictures again soon!  She’ll find out this Friday what she’s having, and my fingers are crossed for a girl!

Picture a Christmas


Ramona created this adorable Christmas kit to help us remember the reason for the season.  These felt nativity characters are just too adorable!  Do you love it too?  Visit Ramona’s blog for a chance to win it! 

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I also picked up Christmas Wonder, the Designer Collab kit for December!

I used this fun kit for a special Brownie Addicts Speed Scrap today!


Ramona has another Christmas kit releasing on Saturday, it’s another super cute one, so stay tuned!

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, November 30, 2009


Dustybear has created a beautiful kit using bold colors, vintage elements & plenty of shabbiness. The papers in this pack are so beautiful & really versatile!

Check out what I did with it!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Carol

Looking for a fun whimsical Christmas kit? Christmas Carol by Marta van Eck has the perfect kit for you!

I have to admit I was a bit hesitant when I first downloaded this kit, having never done anything in the fantasy/whimsical style. But my pages came together so quickly I couldn't believe it! I did one page in a more traditional style, so I hope you can see just how versatile this kit is!

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gotta Pixel Birthday Blog Train!

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:

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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 :
Leigh :
Dana :
Kerri :


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cruisin' with Brownie Scraps!

Ramona and the Brownie Bakers are getting ready to set sail on a Scrappin' Cruise! There will be tons of fun, challenges and prizes and it all starts Monday!

Pick up your passport before the cruise sets sail and you'll get it for only $3! It includes a full size kit, a great hybrid album, 2 page template and you'll even get a layout scrapped for you by the Brownie Baker of your choice!

The grand finale of the cruise is a Bingo game where you can win $100 to the Brownie Scraps Store! You need to have your card in the gallery by tomorrow, so go download the template (it's different than the regular Bingo cards) and get the rest of the information HERE

Hope you can set sail with, us, I know I'm excited and could really use a vacation! :)


Saturday, October 31, 2009


Heather T has a beautiful kit at Gotta Pixel that is simply.... Luxuriant! Beautiful colors, rich patterns, and a wonderful collection of elements and frames make this a must have kit for your elegant feminine pages! Check it out HERE at the Gotta Pixel store!

And of course the pages I made with it!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Gotta Pixel's turning 4!

Join us during the month of November for the birthday celebration with lot of contests, challenges and amazing prizes!


Autumn Blush

I know there are a ton of fall kits out there, but I have found one that I am in love with! Jennifer Barrette debuted Autumn Blush at Gotta Pixel this month, a kit full of fun rich colors that can be used long after fall is over!

Here are 2 LOs I made with it:

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

How It Works layouts

I am lucky to be working with HeatherT this month at Gotta Pixel and I just finished up 2 fun layouts with her kit How It Works.
Now, I am always on the lookout for good boy kits, and this one definitely delivers! I love all the gear elements and the soft gray and brown colors, not to mention the awesome metal alpha! Head on over to Gotta Pixel to pick it up now!


Friday, October 9, 2009

New Blogware!

Does your blog need an upgrade? Mine did! While I loved the title, I just could never get the background quite right... Well, Ramona the Pest (who has so many things going I'm not sure how she stays sane enough to raise her 5 kids!) makes blogware from her designs and gives them away for free! Visit Home Baked Blogs to see all her goodies and get yourself dressed!


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

October fun

Hey bloggers! Can you believe that tomorrow is October?? I sure can't. And it's setting up to be another busy month for me... I get to go with Tyler on his first Cub Scout camping trip the 16-18. Now, he's super excited about it, they get to shoot bows and arrows, bb guns, all the fun boy stuff. Me, not so excited for tent camping. But I'm looking forward to the time with him of course, as well as getting some good pictures! Tyler is also going on a school camping trip at the end of the month and he has his first band concert, along with 3 weekends in Tucson!

Have you purchased your October Brownie Addiction membership yet? It is going to be hosted by FlutterbyeFaery and today is the last day to get it for just $5! Starting tomorrow it goes up to $10, but even then it is so worth it! Evie previewed the Halloween kit she made for it - I can't wait to get it!

I also signed up for Brownie Scraps' Fairytale Academy , a 6 week course of design challenges and lessons. I have never done any designing before and I am really excited to learn some basics! By the end, I will have a full kit designed, hopefully I will be happy enough with it to put my name on it and give it away here on my blog… No guarantees though lol. Class starts October 5, and “school supplies” are only $5, so come join the class!

Autumn Afternoon

Karen Lewis {Designz} has her Autumn Afternoon kit out at Gotta Pixel

I also used her Edge Overlays Vol. 3, a super versatile set that I will use over and over again!

Check out my layouts I made using them!