Saturday, March 14, 2009

Boys World

You know, I have been watching the trends in digi scrapping and how they are changing some...to a fantasy type style and I have no idea if the style has a name... It's really kinf of cool though...creating a story board and then dropping in an extraction of someone to complete the story.... I created my first one today...I used a great new kit by Lori Staton called Boys World. This kit has the cutest elements..grasshopper, bees, bugs, planes, crayons and more... It was actually great fun doing this although I thought that it took a little longer to complete than I normally spend. I did enjoy it though. Check out the preview for her kit though!!! Can you see the possibilities? I can! I have so many pictures I can use with this kit. You can find the kit here and Lori's store here! It's on sale now for $3.99. What a great price for this kit!

Brand New This Week at Deco-Pages.com

Close your eyes, slowly take a deep breath, turn your face up to the sun and let your senses take it all in. Can you feel it? Can you hear it? Can you smell it? It’s the hint of spring in North America and warmer days that are yet to come. There are buds on the trees, the birds are coming home to nest and the earth is awakening from its winter slumber. Enter the signs of spring. The fresh greens of the grass and leaves, bright colors and the sweet smell of flowers; these are all the typical signs. The same signs are showing up at Deco-Pages.com. The designers are experiencing spring in their own creative ways and here are some of the newest releases that they’ve created to “Help you to always remember” your season whether it’s spring, summer or fall.
Brand new in the store this week:
Under the Stars by Ice Princess Scraps
Wish upon a lucky star and create your dream layout with any of these unique background papers composed in shades of aqua, olive green, rich brown, sassy reddish orange, deep red, deep periwinkle, and moonbeam yellow.. Dangle the star mobile over any of your precious keepsake photos held by the starry or leafy frames. Sprinkle some stars around your page just for an added touch of whimsy. Then give your layouts a star-studded title with the unique lower-case alphabet that's included, and finish it all up with a few ribbons and gem clips. There are over 100 items in this kit and with its introductory price of $4.99 it’s a steal! You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...cat=373&page=1


Spring Summer Easter Mega Kit by Lori Staton


Not only for Spring, Summer, and Easter...but it can be used for a lot more. This monster of a kit has bright and colorful papers, elements and overlays to use for everyday scrapping. With 25 papers, 4 Notebook papers, 2 Overlays, 12 Tags, 4 Frames, 1 Grapevine Wreath, 10 tag ties, lots of Flowers and some greenery, 3 Border Bows Ties, Three Folded Ribbon, 5 Ribbon Stitches, 6 Staples, and 6 Brads there are endless memories to create with this. This mega kit is a phenomenal value for the introductory price of $5.99. Stop by and check it out today! You can find the kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...cat=373&page=1

Suffering Spring Fever? Just look what else Lori has created for you this week!



Spring Blossoms by Lori Staton

Filled with lots of flowers including a Peony Bush and greenery, this kit is flexible enough to use for summer or your every day scrapping needs. With over 90 pieces in this kit, the introductory price of $4.99 is a steal! You can find Spring Blossoms here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...cat=373&page=1



Flower Patch by Dream Catchers Scrapping
This bright, springy kit is packed with all the colors you would expect in a flower patch. With 8 Papers, 4 Different kinds of Flowers, 4 Bottles with Flowers, and 4 Flowered Belts this kit is perfect for your every day pages from spring to summer. You can find this kit here:
http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...cat=373&page=1



Jewelled Sea by Retro Designs

Jewelled Sea is a slightly nostalgic look at summer in shades of sea blue and sand with a generous sprinkling – and sparkling – of authentic 1930s art deco trinkets and it also includes some of the elegant ladies who might have worn them. This kit has 15 background papers, 8 large frames, 1 beaded page border, 1 page frame, 37 embellishments and 1 Quick Page. This kit is huge and available now for an introductory price of $5.50. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...cat=373&page=1



Everyone is a Winner at Deco-Pages.com and if you are a Club Deco Member you can receive this wonderful Mega kit for Free. Not all contributions are shown here, there is so much more. If you’re not a Club Deco Member yet there are three options for you; 1 month, 3 months or a whole year. As a Club Deco Member you receive the monthly mega kit for free, starter kits for some of the challenges, member only freebies and so much more. You may find additional information here in the forums. http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=3355

Do you enjoy challenges that stretch your imagination on preserving your everyday life? Then check out some of these challenges:

Color Challenge: This month the color challenge is being hosted by PatinParis and she’s come up with a color palette that has inspired several members to create their own contributions to this challenge to get you started. The starter kit for this challenge is free to Club Deco Members or just $1.99 in the store and she has created 2 additional posting prizes for your participation which is in addition to the other contributions by the members of Deco-Pages.com. You can find this challenge here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4922

Template/Sketch Challenge: Michaele Burkhart has created a wonderful template to get you started with a page in her challenge this month. You get the template for free! Drop in your papers and pictures and you’ve created a page that will help you to Always Remember! You can find her challenge here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4891

Photography Challenge: This month Jennifer Rassi has challenged us to go out and about in the community and photograph a historical monument that can be a statue, a building or landmark. There is something unique in every community and what a great way to Always Remember! She created a wonderful posting prize just for you in soft greens and peach. You can find the challenge here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4893
There’s still time to complete the challenges that have been created to Help You to Always Remember such as last week’s featured challenges:
Hybrid Challenge: This new challenge features a Coffee Filter Album. Not only is it a way to creatively display your scrapbook pages but filter itself doubles as pockets to hold extra tags or memorabilia. There is a pdf of instructions that you can download as well as the coffee filter template. You can find the challenge here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/s...5952#post65952.

Greeting Card Challenge: This challenge features three templates that you can use to get you started and the theme for this month is St. Patrick’s Day! What a wonderful way to send blessings than with a greeting card that you’ve created. There is also a free starter kit for Club Deco Members for this challenge or it can be purchased in the store. For additional details, you can find the challenge here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4894

Scrap by Numbers: This recently introduced challenge is related to two other challenges in the forum that create a mega kit of its own with the Starter kit and participation prizes. You can find the details of this month’s challenge here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4905

The Creative Team has created special challenges to inspire you to Always Remember through Journaling, Lyrics and Brag Book Pages. You can find the challenges here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/f...play.php?f=140

There is something for everyone at Deco-Pages.com. Stop in and Let us help you to always remember! We appreciate you being part of our community.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Inspirations

What a busy week this has been...at work we were notified that we are "the chosen one" to beta new processes for our company which means that we get the frequent visits from our corporation. We were in good shape before but now have to be perfect or as close to it as possible and it has created "pressure" needless to say. But, raising the bar is never a bad thing!

In my brain fried state I was able to find inspiration this week with wonderful creations and challenges from the talented people at Deco-Pages.com. Thank goodness that I have this release! Just check out some of what I have done: Using a brand new kit Sunrise Polka, from RoseMadeDesigns I created these two pages:


I just love her kit! I found it incredibly easy to use and loved it for my Daisee Mae as well as for my dear grandson. They are both so precious to me and her kit has helped me to capture those feelings. With the flexibility of the colors in the kit it didn't even matter that I added some of the pinks to a boy page. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18420&cat=373&page=2. You can find her store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=8&sort=add_date&sort_direction=1&page=1

The majority of the family are boys and with nine children in the family right now Sharon Craven's Lil Buddies kit was absolutely perfect! I couldn't have asked for a better kit!
I just love the little teddy bear and she has perfect elements in it for little girls too! You can find her kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=17858&cat=0&page=1 and her store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=39&sort=add_date&sort_direction=1&page=1

And then I also found Family Ties by Jen Hanson an inspiring kit to work with. With her wonderful word art and variety of pieces it was fun to work with! Just look at how cute my pages turned out!



I just love this kit! You can find Family Ties here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=17974&cat=0&page=1 and Jens store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=9&sort=add_date&sort_direction=1&page=1

There is a new Greeting Card Challenge over at Deco-Pages.com that just started this month and the theme is St. Patrick's Day. I have never created a greeting card on my own without the use of American Greetings so this was fun to do and so inspiring. Look at the cards I made with the starter kit Lori Staton created for it:


I can't wait to get these printed out and mailed to my family and friends. How fun this was. You can find the challenge here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4894

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Dream of Spring

Close your eyes, slowly take a deep breath, turn your face up to the sun and let your senses take it all in. Can you feel it? Can you hear it? Can you smell it? It’s the hint of spring in North America and warmer days that are yet to come. There are buds on the trees, the birds are coming home to nest and the earth is awakening from its winter slumber. Enter the signs of spring. The fresh greens of the grass and leaves, bright colors and the sweet smell of flowers; these are all the typical signs. The same signs are showing up at Deco-Pages.com. The designers are experiencing spring in their own creative ways and here are some of the newest releases that they’ve created to “Help you to always remember” your season whether it’s spring, summer or fall.

Flower Patch by Dream Catchers Scrapping

This bright, springy kit is packed with all the colors you would expect in a flower patch. With 8 Papers, 4 Different kinds of Flowers, 4 Bottles with Flowers, and 4 Flowered Belts this kit is perfect for your every day pages from spring to summer. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18427&cat=373&page=1

Jewelled Sea by Retro Designs

Jewelled Sea is a slightly nostalgic look at summer in shades of sea blue and sand with a generous sprinkling – and sparkling – of authentic 1930s art deco trinkets and it also includes some of the elegant ladies who might have worn them. This kit has 15 background papers, 8 large frames, 1 beaded page border, 1 page frame, 37 embellishments and 1 Quick Page. This kit is huge and available now for an introductory price of $5.50. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18426&cat=373&page=1


Lacy Days by Ice Princess Scraps

Time to fix yourself a cappuccino and settle in for some serious scrapbooking. The rich color palette of this little treasure is both soothing and inviting. The lace frames in this kit are absolutely stunning. Choose one or all of the hand-extracted vintage botanicals, combine them with some flowers and a bow, and create a fabulous cluster accent to set the tone for your pages. There's even a delightful surprise not shown in the preview for your scrapbooking pleasure -- a gold and jeweled mask! And there are some feathers to tickle your fancy, too. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18425&cat=373&page=1

Bright Spring by Sharon Craven

Bright colors of spring are the signature for this kit. With flowers and bunnies, an angel, lace, polka dot and so much more you’ll find this kit perfect for your everyday use even after spring has sprung. With an introductory price of $2.37 this kit is a bargain. You can find her kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18429&cat=373&page=1


Flourish It by Deb Ammerman

This new kit is all about flourishes and elements. It comes with 16 papers and 68 various elements to adorn your pages with including 20 of which are flourishes. This kit can be used for heritage pages, masculine pages or for everyday use. It is available in the store now or you can earn it for free just for participating in the March09 Heritage Challenge. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18430&cat=373&page=1


Everyone is a Winner at Deco-Pages.com and if you are a Club Deco Member you can receive this wonderful Mega kit for Free. Not all contributions are shown here, there is so much more. If you’re not a Club Deco Member yet there are three options for you; 1 month, 3 months or a whole year. As a Club Deco Member you receive the monthly mega kit for free, starter kits for some of the challenges, member only freebies and so much more. You may find additional information here in the forums. http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3355


The Challenges this month are phenomenal. There are two challenges this month that are brand new to Deco-Pages.com.

Hybrid Challenge: This new challenge features a Coffee Filter Album. Not only is it a way to creatively display your scrapbook pages but filter itself doubles as pockets to hold extra tags or memorabilia. There is a pdf of instructions that you can download as well as the coffee filter template. You can find the challenge here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/showthread.php?p=65952#post65952.

Greeting Card Challenge: This challenge features three templates that you can use to get you started and the theme for this month is St. Patrick’s Day! What a wonderful way to send blessings than with a greeting card that you’ve created. There is also a free starter kit for Club Deco Members for this challenge or it can be purchased in the store. For additional details, you can find the challenge here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4894

Scrap by Numbers: This recently introduced challenge is related to two other challenges in the forum that create a mega kit of its own with the Starter kit and participation prizes. You can find the details of this month’s challenge here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4905

The Creative Team has created special challenges to inspire you to Always Remember through Journaling, Lyrics and Brag Book Pages. You can find the challenges here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=140

There is something for everyone at Deco-Pages.com. Stop in and Let us help you to always remember!


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