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And The PumpPeelz Giftcard Winners Are…

Hey everyone!! I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to post the winners of the PumpPeelz giftcard Giveaway yesterday. Things got a little hectic around here and I didn’t get a chance.

Today, I used a random number generator online to choose 3 winners, and here they are:

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PP Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to Isela, Erika, and Megan!!! You guys will be getting an email from PumpPeelz with your gift card code.

 

Thank you to everyone who entered!!!

 

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Coordinating Devices with PumpPeelz

One little thing I like to do is design graphics. I piddle with it, mostly, so it’s not a big thing, but it gets my creative juices flowing and takes my mind off of other things that may be stressing me out.

So, I wanted to make a design to get a custom PumpPeelz made so that my Dexcom and Medtronic pump matched and looked cute. Crazy, I know, but that little bit of color and art makes having the devices not so mundane. So, I set out to make a design using a blank canvas in Photoshop and some “brushes” (some of them are more like stamps, like the ones I used). I also used color inspiration from my niece’s favorite show, Strawberry Shortcake. My favorite character is Cherry Jam because, well, she sings and her colors are pink (like, fuchsia pink), a purpley-tinged pink, white and purple. This is where I LOVE Adobe Color because I can pull the exact colors from the photo and use them in my design work in Photoshop. (okay, okay, enough about my geekiness…)

Scott was able to take my image that I sent him:

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And with it, he was able to make my matching skins:

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I love them. ย And the purple almost matches the color of the pump too. And, since I really don’t like the pink that the Medtronic pumps come in (someone likened it to a naked mole rat once, so now that’s all I see with it!! hahaha!), this gives me a perfect mix of purple AND pink… a pink that I like.

Is this post about diabetes? Not necessarily. But I do believe that things that make us happy and creative around diabetes helps us to do better and be more encouraged to take better control of ourselves. And if a silly pump skin or Dexcom skin helps do that and also gives me a means to display my artwork, then hey, it’s all good. ๐Ÿ™‚

So go and get creative. If we have to use these things to help us be healthy, why not get creative with them? No use in being drab all of the time, I say. (Unless that’s your thing… if so, go for it.)

 

If you like this design too and would like to have one like it, feel free to email me and I can let Scott know that you would like to purchase one. I don’t charge for the designs, so it would be the cost of a custom designed skin from PumpPeelz.

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Wordless Wednesday : Saving My Skin

Don’t know why I didn’t think of this before. Saving my Dexcom skin that I love but don’t want to use right now by putting it on some wax paper. It sticks, but not permanently.ย 

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Dex Circles

At the end of June, I wrote a post about how Scott from PumpPeelz took my design of a light blue background and lots of darker blue circles and made it into an Omnipod Pump Peelz sticker. The response from the design was, in my opinion, awesome, as the proceeds came to over $38 for the IDF. For that, I am so excited and very grateful for those of you who purchased the Peelz.

We had a plan to also make the design available for the Dexcom G4 reciever, and to get that out as soon as possible as well. I know it’s been a while, but Scott and Emily have been busy with a few other things in his world (including GETTING MARRIED! WooHOOO!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

Then, this week, I got an email from them saying the new Dexcom ones were done and available in the store!

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http://pumppeelz.com/collections/dexcom-g4-peelz/products/sarahs-circles

Just as with the Omnipod ones, the proceeds for the Dexcom Peelz will be donated to the IDF’s Life for a Child.

I am so excited to have this available, and to have had the pleasure of working with Scott and Emily to make this happen.

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