Monday, December 14, 2009

BIG SALE One Day Only, and FREE set of Snarky Christmas Tags

HURRY to my Zazzle store and take advantage of the deals and the opportunity to finish you Christmas shopping without leaving your house! I have ties, tote bags, mousepads, t-shirts, prints of many of my weird and snarky artwork, Christmas cards, and coffee mugs (including one with the PIXEL MUSIC logo), and you've still got time to get everything ground-shipped (i.e. the cheapest way) in time for Christmas. Here's a peak at just a few of my designs; three of them have won awards for BEST NEW ITEM OF THE DAY, including my naughty "Victorian Floozies" Calander!




Shop to your heart's delight (and come back here and leave me a message telling me you made a purchase, and I'll e-mail you an EXCLUSIVE digital minikit as a thank-you gift!), and to get your discounts just use the following code at check-out: 12DEALZAZZLE

MY STORE IS HERE: http://www.zazzle.com/tammaraleminen
AND NOW FOR YOUR FREEBIE!!!!!

You asked for snarky, sick and twisted tags, and by golly I've delivered. It feels GOOD to get some of the evilness out of my system after listening to all the sweet-and-jolly Christmas music on the radio every day AND sitting through a marathon of Christmas movies with THE PRINCESS this weekend. I hope you're not disappointed!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Three Muses X2, Something Completely Different, and FREE Christmas Tags

The challenge this week at Three Muses is "Bottles and Jars". So I whipped up this:

"When All Else Fails":


As I am chronically late, I'm also just now posting LAST week's Challenge, which was "Games People Play":

"A Shocking Revelation"

Go check out all the AMAZING artwork by the very talented people over at Three Muses, and maybe post one of your own?

http://thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com/

Remember the little floozie sitting on the martini glass in the first piece? I actually designed her first, for the tag challenge at this week's Something Completely Different. The theme of the week is "Party Girl":

I'm a bit embarrassed to see that my co-design team members posted much more innocent takes on the theme (like Zetti-punk goth tweens and sweet, charming little girls in party dresses - and OMG they are SO cute, go check them out HERE), but since YOU all know that I'm sick and twisted already, I'm unrepentant about my artistic preference for bawdy babes. In fact, I liked the naughty little wench so much I also posted her on Christmas cards available at my Zazzle store:

I've got TONS of last-minute gift items in my store; mouse pads, t-shirts, coffee cups and totebags, starting at the ten dollar range. (One of my designs was selected as one of the "TODAY'S BEST ADDITIONS"!!)And there's still plenty of time to have stuff shipped in time for Christmas giving. Which is a great seguway into your FREEBIE:

FREE CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS!!!!

These are the individual .png files, in high-resolution RGB transparancies, suitable for digital scrapbooking. I'll get a printable version (without the ties, of course) in high-resolution CYMK set for cardstock printing.

I will also have a second set of snarkier tags for those of you who share the twisted sense of humor of a certain troublemaking red-head.

http://www.4shared.com/file/170240512/80cd2807/Ho-Ho-Ho_tags.html

Monday, December 7, 2009

Today's deal at my ZAzzle store is $5 off all T-shirts and 30% off all mousepads; use the code:

EMAIL12SHIRT

at checkout to get either deal (or both). Everything in my store is on display on the slideshow at the bottom of this page of the blog; or you can go browsing HERE:

http://www.zazzle.com/tammaraleminen

Sunday, December 6, 2009

30% OFF Mousepads & FREE SHIPPING!!!

Fill your Christmas stockings with gifts from Pixel Music!

Today in my Zazzle store, mousepads are 30% off the normal price of $10.95, and shipping is free on orders over 25$! I've got a vast assortment of original designs on sale, and they make great stocking stuffers!

You can purchase them HERE in my Zazzle store; to receive the discount & free shipping, use this product code at check-out: EMAIL12FOUR9
The mousepads will still be 30% off tomorrow, but the free shipping deal will have expired - so act quickly!
(PS: You can purchase professionally printed copies of my Freud Christmas card at Zazzle, too.)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Something Completely Different, New mITSYBELLE KIt, and Blogtrain FREEBIES

Over at Something Completely Different, the fabulous Dawn set the challenge this week, and asked us to produce "Marilyn Monroe Tags."

My hat is off to the woman, because OMG, in the first week of December, with the theme being TAGS, who else would have thought THIS FAR OUT OF THE BOX?!?!?!
Let's all give Dawn a big Standing Ovation for originality! Does she rock, or what?


Here's my tag:


To see all the other gorgeous (mostly handmade) entries - or to post one yourself (digital is OK also) go here: http://adifferentchallengeaweek.blogspot.com/


Next Up: mITSYBELLE has a brand new Christmas kit out in her store! It's called "Oh The Joy":





"Oh the Joy" has 12 textured papers and 39 fabulous elements, and it's not only ON SALE for 35% off ($2.93!), it matches perfectly with her other kit "Christmas Cheer." Here are a couple of layouts I made with "Oh the Joy":


"Holiday Teamwork"


"Christmas Magic":




Still working on more free stuff - but it sure would help if my professors didn't keep handing me MORE & MORE assignments......................

BUT you can still snag OODLES of free stuff off mITSYBELLE's blog; not only does she have this cool freebie:
...but from her blog you can follow the BLOG TRAIN to collect a MEGA FREEBIE KIT called "Holiday Sugar Cookie" featuring the work of nearly 90 designers around the globe! To pick up the various pieces, start HERE at mITSYBELLE's blog: http://mitsybelle.com/blog/

See you soon!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Three Muses, Something Completely Different, & FREE Tag Templates

Hello, Three Muses people! I have missed you! But my computer is up and running again, and I'm entering this week; the theme is "Time":

"Time Spirals"

To go and look at all the other fabulous entries - or to post one yourself! - go to:

http://thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com/

Over at Something Completely Different, the challenge is a Christmas card with a Snowman in Red and Green. As you all know, I am not exactly a potential Hallmark employee, because I am a non-traditional snarky wench, so here's my take on it (click on it to get a larger version):

I think the inside should say: "This year, try not to over-analyze the Holidays and just enjoy yourself." But feel free to suggest alternatives!

You HAVE to go an look at all the GORGEOUS entries that have been posted this month at Something Completely Different. These ladies have made the most beautiful hand-made cards! To go drool (and try to figure out how to get on their Christmas card list), go here:

AND NOW FOR YOUR FREEBIE!
This is a set of tag templates, in both individual png files and a printable 8 x 10 sheet. Tomorrow-ish (you remember how well I tell time, right?) I'll have a set of completed tags I designed myself, also in individual png files (to drop into digital scrapbook layouts) and in a printable sheet (for anyone who just wants to cut them out and use them in the up-coming holiday season... I'll try not to be too much like, well, myself.)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Mixed Bag of Stuff WITH FREEBIES

I'm back (and thank you to those of you who wrote to inquire about my whereabouts! you're SO sweet!), following a rather drawn-out and distressing computer crash, coupled with even more unnerving health issues with my beloved husband Will, all with exams and term papers thrown in like migrane-inducing croutons in a tossed salad of unmitigated crisis...


BUT if I start whining and ranting about it, we'll be here all day, so let's just get back to business! First, here's my VERY LATE entry (and it's so embarrassing because I'm ON THE DESIGN TEAM) to Something Completely Different's Challenge (LAST week!!!!) "Pink Card With Christmas Tree":

Then I didn't even get to MAKE this week's card because after my computer crashed I couldn't reinstall my copy of Creative Suite CS3 for DAYS........... oh jeez, there I go, into whine mode again.

Someone fetch me a martini, will you?

And then, go look at the FABULOUS handmade cards the very, very talented ladies at Something Completely Different have designed:

http://adifferentchallengeaweek.blogspot.com/

NEXT, mITSYBELLE has a new kit in her stores. It's called "Christmas Cheer", and it's really cute!



You get 18 papers and a very cool 68 elements - what a bargain, huh? There's beads and snowflakes galore and even though I made three layouts I didn't even get around to using HALF this kit. Here's the layouts:

"Naughty or Nice?"

(I'll let you decide - but HINT, it's the same kid giving me the sardonic "pose" on the bottom of the next layout.)

"I Never Get Tired of Babies in Silly Hats"
Of course, the problem is that the babies DO get tired of wearing the silly hats. (I talked about this in a layout from last year, using a different kit).

And now that my granddaughter is 5 I'm fresh out of babies, and this year I'm stuck with the cat and the iguana. Getting them to pose should be interesting.....

ANYWAY, after camping on my son, I should get back to mITSYBELLE's kit, and point out that he was not the only one trying to talk their way off the naughty list...


"Come On Out, Little Brother!"


(It's almost 20 years later and they still fight like cats and dogs.)

ANYWAY, you can purchase this wonderful kit HERE: http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_81


AND NOW FOR YOUR FREEBIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since it's time to start making cards, tags, and other Christmasy things, I've put together a set of Victorian-era clipart for your usage, in both png format (for all you digital folks) and in printable collage sheets (for those of you using real scissors, paper and glue!). They are all royalty-free so knock yourselves out making whatever you desire.


I'm showing them here in collage-sheet mode, which will print nicely on standard sized regular paper (I haven't tested it on cardstock. The resolution might need to be adjusted down to 230 dpi to allow for the way cardstock absorbs ink). You can download both sheets in PRINTABLE (CMYK mode) form here:

http://www.4shared.com/file/158920591/4550bfcc/Vintage_Christmas_Collage_Set_.html
And you can get them in individual png files with transparencies (in RGB mode for computer use) here:

http://www.4shared.com/file/158918212/93db20c4/Vintage_Christmas_Collage_Set_.html

I hate to wallow in my bad news; and I have good news to share, too! So I'll be back tomorrow with more goodies and in a better mood (if all else fails, you can buy Christmas Spirit in a bottle, right?) HUGS!

Friday, November 6, 2009

SCD Christmas Card & Sophie's FREE "A Book of You" Blogwear

This week, the challenge at Something Completely Different is Red, Green & Gold Christmas Cards. And I've got to tell you, I'm really looking forward to seeing what our talented ladies come up with this week! They've been wowing me all last month with their spectacular hand-made inchies - and OMG I can't imagine working with such a tiny canvas by hand - but now that they've been given a bigger canvas to work with, I'm expecting some GORGEOUS artwork will be posted. In fact, I'm just hoping I can get out of the week without being put to total shame, because you just can't top the sheer beauty of hand-made greeting cards. Go take a look yourself at the entries this week:

AND NOW I HAVE FREEBIES -
but they're all courtesy of the very talented Sophie at
who designs custom blogwear. She's made three different sets of blog designs using the original "A Book of You," its Add-On, and "Misty Water-colored Memories." They're all below, with the links to her blog where you can download them FREE (there's also instructions on how to set them up on your blog here)

This is the header for Set One, which is called "Victoria" and has a choice of two backgrounds:






The next set is called "Zehave", which is also a header and a choice of two backgrounds:





http://my-cup-of-milktea.blogspot.com/2009/11/zehave.html#comment-form

And Finally, we have "Velma", from my "Misty Water-colored Memories" Kit, with the same header-and-choice-of-background as the others:






http://my-cup-of-milktea.blogspot.com/2009/10/velma.html#comments

Sophie also has dozens of other designs using kits from other designers; you'll enjoy going through her blog and looking at all her work.

Hugs!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Three Muses

The Challenge this week over at Three Muses is "A Peach of a Couple." AS I mentioned a post or two ago, I expected weirdness to come out of my head due to an overdose of wildly unrelated school work, but what actually spewed out was pure sarcasm:

"Birds of a Feather"

ANYWAY, head on over to check out the other artwork - there's always some AMAZING stuff posted by the loyal followers of Three Muses - and maybe even post one of your own (but be quick, the contest changes in the next 36 hours or so).

http://thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com/

Come back soon... I'm cooking up good stuff. Hugs!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

SCD, BIG SAS Halloween Sale, and FREEBIE!!!!!!!!!

The last challenge for October over at Something Completely Different is (of course) Halloween.


This is my inchie; go post one of your own (you have until Thursday), and/or drop over to check out the other entries. As before, most of the talented ladies who post at SCD are making their inchies by hand (WOW, I think I'd go cross-eyed trying to work on an inchie on REAL PAPER), but slowly my digi-example is being explored by a few brave souls...

Laura went digital this week - way to go, girl!

In any case, it's a great mix of art and mediums, so go check it out:



(LAURA'S iNCHIE)



PS: I'm not supposed to tell you what the next challenge is, because it's like a big fat hairy secret and I'd be in violation of the Webart Homeland Security Act or something, BUT...

...IT's NOT INCHIES.

Moving on...


Just go there. Enough said.


AND NOW FOR YOUR FREEBIE!!!!!!!



Part Four of Part Four is the JOURNALING CARDS that make "A Book of You" unique; they provide a springboard for you to get your journal going.

There's also a few headers, some blank text boxes, and a couple of extra bits of decoration that didn't get into the Elements file; fifteen pieces in all.

http://www.4shared.com/file/145118697/6d4f15ac/Add-On_Cards_textboxes__and_Headers.html

sCROLL DOWN TO PICK UP pART tHREE OF pART fOUR, pART tWO OF pART fFOUR, AND pART oNE OF pART fOUR.
tHEESE FOUR PARTS MAKE UP THE add-on FOR
"A Book of You."


For those of you who don't follow my blog: These four parts I've posted in the last four blog entries are an ADD-ON to the September original "A Book of You" Kit. IF YOU DON'T ALREADY HAVE THE ORIGINAL Three Parts of "A Book of You", you can pick them up here:
http://www.4shared.com/file/129421081/f2103a70/A_Book_of_You_CARDS.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/129954935/203823d1/A_Book_of_You_ELEMENTS.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/129118357/c6fefbb8/A_Book_of_You_PAPERS.html
(You still have to scroll down to get the three ADD-ON parts.)