Gorgeous New Kit at DPP

This absolutely beautiful kit by JT's Designs was so gorgeous, I begged Jane to let me play with it. It's on sale right now for only $1! And let me tell you, it's worth a heck of a lot more than that!

This is the layout I came up with. And if you really like it, I believe that she's gonna be offering it as a quickpage on her blog.
I do have a little freebie for you today. It's a floral tube I made for my own Halloween kit, Something Wiccan This Way Comes



“When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.”


What's Your Sign?

Announcements first, goodies last hehehe! This week is the Grand Re-Opening at DPP! Each day there is a goodie for every 15th shopper (i.e. the 15th, the 30th, the 45th, etc.). Today's goodie is a beautiful alpha. Each $10 dollars you spend gets you registered to win the CU grab bag of goodies, worth at least $75! You can't imagine the gorgeous items in it, and for some reason, designers aren't allowed to participate.
My second announcement is that I have a new series of zodiac clipart going into the store tomorrow. All signs of the zodiac, with 7 pieces of clipart each, for only $1.00 a set. You can't get a better bargain than that. And to go with the kit, I have a set of zodiac flairs made from some of the clipart as your freebie for today.


See you at the sale!


The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ~Allan K. Chalmers


Another Night In Paris

Wow, I can't believe it! A second post in a row...must be a full moon or something! Hehehe, no actually, I wanted to make sure everyone in Scraplandia is aware that Digital Pixel Pixies is having a Grand Re-Opening special. We have new owners, new specials, and a fantastic design team who have come together to creat this very special CU Grab Bag as a giveaway for one lucky winner! It's value is at least $75....and did I mention it's CU?

Your response to A Night in Paris has been wonderful, especially to my dd's first effort at creating a quickpage. Thank you so much! I have another quickpage for your freebie today. I hope you enjoy it.


See you at DPP!
“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald


Night in Paris QP Freebie

I have a new kit at Digital Pixel Pixies. It's called, A Night in Paris. It has vintage pinks, soft gray, and midnight blue. All of the elements were hand-picked by my dd. And since it's such a sweet kit to work with, I have a quickpage freebie for you today using A Night in Paris.


Speaking of Digital Pixel Pixies, there is gonna be a whole of of shaking going on there. We are under new management and a grand re-opening is planned. Over at the DPP Forum, I have sponsored THREE challenges---yes, I must be crazy! I am sponsoring the Element Challenge, where you get one of my famous tubes, a fantastic poloroid frame for September. I am sponsoring the Pixie Wordart Challenge, where you'll get a wonderful quote about daughters to work with this month. And finally, I am co-sponsoring the Lyrical Challenge. We couldn't decide on a single song to use, so we're going to use both of them. My song is Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle. Hmmm, wonder if anyone would think to use the daughter wordart from the Wordart challenge. I just might have to award a bonus to anyone who did, hint hint! ROTFLOL!

We're also having a HUGE grand re-opening CU giveaway too. You don't want to miss it. Sigh, I've seen some of the goodies going into the kit and I really wish I was allowed to get it!

See ya soon at DPP!



Sweet Tooth? I Have Your Sugar Fix

I have a fantastic new kit going into stores tomorrow! Candy Shoppe is full of all of those calorie filled, sweet sensations without the risk of gaining weight. And if you hurry, you can snag it for 40% off it's regular $4 price only at Digital Pixel Pixies until the end of the month.
And I have a little sample from Candy Shoppe for your freebie today.
"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.”


Tags & Awards

Wow, I got my first award! Thank you Caroline, this really rocks!

I've been playing with wordart again. Nothing is nicer than some well done wordart, but I just wasn't able to find the one that "fit" the layout I was doing. Would you like to see my finished product? Of course you would, hehehehe!

And since I created this lovely bit of wordart for my layout, I thought there just might be someone out there who could use it too, so here is your freebie for today:


Gratefully yours,


“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.”~Aristotle


Feeling Native

There was a totally awesome event at the local musem where Native Americans all demonstrated their native crafts. I loved the katchina dolls and the fantastic folks who shared all of their yummy goodies making fry bread and the interesting beaver chili. So, I was more than motivated to try my hand at Native American art. Therefore, you get some awesome totems vectors for your freebie today.


Wishing You Peace,


Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. ~Michael Jordan


Are You Hungry??

I'm trying something new tonight. Instead of posting all of the pictures, I created a slideshow in Picassa. I'm hoping it works for you. I've been working on food tubes and the slideshow should show you all of the tubes that I've completed. Please let me know if you can't see it, because I can see it just fine. I've also got a freebie for you. It's not quite a mini kit, but it's more than some tubes. This kit has all sorts of breakfast food tubes, as well as a paper. I hope you enjoy it!


May Your Wishes Come True,


" Sometimes I wish I were a kid again; skinned knees are a lot easier to fix than a broken heart.”


Back to Oz and Siblings too

I have completed another couple of packs for my Over the Rainbow tribute pack. I was asked why I split the kit up....simply it's too large on it's own to be one kit. I believe there will be a coupon in the near future (hints have been heard) with all of the various parts sold for one price, but for now, I'm offering everything seperately. The first pack I have for you is an element pack to go with all of the wonderful paper packs I've been offering you the past couple of weeks. This element pack is print quality, CU/PU/S4H, and a lot of fun.
The second kit I'm gonna show you is a bunch of character tubes. These are all from my personal memorabilia collection--didn't I say that The Wizard of Oz is my all-time favorite movie? These are only PU because they are photos of various figurines, dolls, and Christmas tree ornaments.
This next set of elements is a bunch of flairs created from photos and movie posters. Again, these are only PU.
Finally, I was doing a layout for a friend and needed the perfect wordart for the layout. I couldn't find the perfect wordart, so I ended up making my own and thought that I'd share it with you. I figured that if I was looking for wordart about siblings, then someone else might be too.

“Logic only gives man what he needs...Magic gives him what he wants.”~Tom Robbins


Whooo Hooo! I'm Designer of the Month!

Hey, lookit! I was named designer of the month at Digital Pixel Pixies!! And in honor of that I have TWO surprises for you! The first is a month long sale on ALL of my kits, alphas, elements and wordart at DPP~everything will be 40% off for the entire month of August!

The second surprise I have, is a full-sized kit that I put together since I'm soo happy about being named designer of the month. This kit is fun and funky, like me. And since it's like me, I thought I'd make it all my favorite color......with a pixie thrown in for fun!

Comments are always welcome -- hint, hint!
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”~William Arthur Ward



Update: I've got a new paper pack for my tribute to The Wizard of Oz finished. This one is dedicated to the Scarecrow. You will get 19 bandana inspired papers in a rainbow of hues. Although it's part of the Over the Rainbow kit, this paper pack would be an excellent addition to your designer arsenal, especially for country layouts.
And for you today, I have something a little different. I've been playing with vectors and here are a collection of some for you.




“Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.”~Robert Fulghum


Tribute to The Wizard of Oz

I've been working on a tribute to my all-time favorite movie, The Wizard of Oz. I've gone overboard, since I've already got several paper packs done and haven't even begun to work on the elements. I decided to go ahead and release them seperately since they are a.) too cute to keep sitting around on my hard drive and b.) excellent additions to anyone's design kit. Did I mention that they are all CU/PU/S4H and only $3.50 each? What a bargain!

Here are some sweet gingham papers inspired by Dorothy's dress.
These papers are glittered and are inspired from Glenda's sparkly gown.
These papers are cute dotted swiss, inspired by Auntie Em's kitchen curtains, but perfect for any designer's kit!
This set of papers is a rainbow array of foils that would be wonderful for any special layout--Christmas is coming.
I'm still working on the Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow papers, but I do have a fun set papers for you that just didn't quite fit the paper packs I've already put together.
Best Wishes,
“Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.”~William James


Swan Lake Now in Stores

I have a new release in stores today called Swan Lake, and no it's not another Twilight/Stephanie Meyers tribute kit. This kit is my interpretation of the wonderful fairy tale, The Swan Princess by the Brothers Grimm. It's a sweet little kit in wonderful pastels, with a swan princess and a swan prince thrown in just because I love a twist. And of course, I have a fun freebie for you too. This is a fun set of fairy tale elements that just didn't quit fit into the pastels of Swan Lake because they seemed too dark, so I'm calling this kit Dark Fantasy.


Keep Hope Alive,

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise” ~ Oscar Wilde


New CU Resources in Stores Now!

Check out the new CU Designer packs up in stores now! I've been extracting my fool head off!

Farmer's Market - veggie tubes inspired by a recent trip to the local farmer's market. Only $4 for over 60 mb of tubes.

Let Them Eat Cupcakes - cupcake tubes for all of those fantastic birthday and celebration layouts. Only $3 and it includes the "oops" cupcake!

Tooty Fruity - fruit tubes inspired by the county fair. You have to admit my melons are sweet! lol Only $3!

And would I tease you without giving you a little freebie? Here is a tube sampler to try out.
“Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one”~Albert Einstein


August Collab at DPP

We've got a new mega collab coming out out for August at Digital Pixel Pixies, and I've got the first sneaky peak. And just for my loyal readers, I've got a fun quickpage from the kit to whet your appetite.


Just a quick reminder, a little thanks is always appreciated. You can still find Owl Always Love You mega kit at DPP for just $5 until the end of the month and I must be crazy, 'cause I've lowered my prices on all of my items at DPP to 91 cents until the end of the month, too (does not include collabs or mega kits, sorry guys!).

Be Happy,
“You just have to do your own thing, no matter what anyone says. It's your life." ~Ethan Embry


91 Cent Sale and Magnolia Mini Kit

I've decided to put my stock at Digital Pixel Pixies on sale for 91 cents each (excluding mega and collab kits) in honor of my 19th wedding anniversary. You'll save a bunch!

Today's freebie is another mini-kit. Magnolia Mini includes a fun peach paper, a leaf frame, a staple, a striped bow, two floral tubes, an ivy branch and a butterfly. Enjoy and please leave a comment if you download! I love to see 300 downloads, but hate it when the only comments are from the freebie search engines.


Wishing you joy!


“Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.”


Mega KIt Released tomorrow!

Tomorrow my Mega kit, Owl Always Love You, will be released at Digital Pixel Pixies For a limited time only, you will be able to get this huge kit for only $5.00. This special sale price is ONLY available at DPP and runs out on July 21. After that it will go back to it's regular price of $8.00. Here is a very cluttered preview of some of the fantastic items in this kit:

You'll get 30 papers, over 60 flower elements, a full alphabet, owls, butterflies, mushrooms, hearts, frames, and much, much more! All of the elements are created with felt--most of them handmade and extracted. Everything is 300 dpi and full sized. This kit is colorful and versatile--a steal for $5.00!
Also new to the stores, is my funtastic kit, Teen Scene. All items were hand selected and approved by a genuine teen! lol! The papers are based on my son's favorite pair of boxers. Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone I'm airing my dirty laundry. No, honestly they were clean when I scanned them.
And to go along with the kit, I have a Teen Scene freebie for you today. It's a pair of cluster frames to go with the kit, and you can only get them here on my blog, 'cause I'm not adding them to the kit.

Be happy!
“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”


Designer Resource Freebie

Here is a little CU sampler to add to your designer resource kits. It's a variety of textures from many of my new texture packs out in the stores now. Each kit is a steal at just $2.00 each!


Here are a couple previews of my texture packs.



“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” ~Albert Einstein


Summertime Blues


The weather has been absolutely perfect the past couple of days--warm, but not too hot, a nice breeze, blue skies, and a decent cool-down at sunset. It was the inspiration behind this mini-kit, Summertime Blues. Hurry and snag it, because it goes into the stores July 11!

Speaking of limited offers, you can still buy my store at Digital Pixel Pixies for just $5.01 and that includes the three new uploaded kits! You get over 28 kits or packages for an $80 savings!
Sweet Dreams,
“Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.” ~ Sarah Caldwell