Monday, July 06, 2009

Teddy Bear Picnic Brag Book & Freebie

Teddy Bear Picnic is the Club Deco theme this month over at Deco-Pages and it is such a cool kit to work with! I created a brag book set with my contribution to the kit this month. Each brag book page has a second mirrored page, check it out...

Here is a sample of what I did with one of the pages!

I've added a bonus to the kit that isn't included in the preview as well and it will be available in the Mini-Memories section of the Deco-Pages store tomorrow and the best part..... it's only $1.99. Do you like the pieces that you see in these designs but would rather create your own? Then click this link to find out how you can get the entire "mega" Teddy Bear Picnic with contributions from several designers and totaling over a Gig so far. Plus, not only do you get the mega kit but you get several other starter kits that have been developed for several of the challenges on the site and members only freebies! One month of Club Deco can really add to your library and there are so many designing styles, you're bound to find a style that suites your own! Visit us today at

Here is a freebie for you! Click the image below to grab it! I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Deco-News for July!

The Deco-Designers have been a busy bunch! There is a huge collab kit that several of the designers have been working on for the Starving Artists as well as our brand new Club Deco kit: Teddy Bear Picnic. They’ve also been busy creating for their stores as well! Here is some of what’s new:

Deep Red Love by Aubrey’s Mom

How deep is your love? Scrap your passion for all things with Deep Red Love. This kit contains: 15 papers, 4 bows, 1 brad, 1 leaf element, 2 charms, 4 flowers, 1 flower necklace, 1 frayed fabric heart, 1 frayed fabric star, 1 border, 1 tied ribbon, 4 ribbons, 2 roses, 1 tag and 3 frames. You can find this kit here:

Play Ball by Aubrey’s Mom

Remember your summer well! Get your pictures off of the bleachers and into your scrapbook with Play Ball! This kit contains: 10 papers, 3 frames, 3 ribbons, 1 stitching element, 1 baseball, 1 bat, 1 mitt, 1 bench, 2 bows and buttons, 1 clipboard, 1 medal, 2 swirls, and 2 Popsicle stick word arts. You can find this kit in Aubrey’s Moms store here:

Monday Monday by Aubrey’s Mom

Stop dreading Mondays and start scrapping them! This fun and funky kit is sure to inspire a week full of great scrap pages!! This kit contains: 10 papers, 2 bows, 1 canvas flower, 4 flowers, 1 felt chick, 2 ribbons, 2 circle frames, 1 cluster frame, and 1 tied ribbon. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco- For more of Aubrey’s Moms talented designs you can find them here:

Hot Summer by Sharon Craven (SharonSignitureScraps)

I don’t know about you but it’s doggone hot where I am and probably will be for the next several months.

The heat has been on my mind so this kit practically made itself. There are 12 papers and 34 elements and the variety is perfect for all summer and into next spring with its versatility! You can find this kit here:

Serendipity by Sharon Craven (SharonSignitureScraps)

Serendipity: The faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for.

That is this kit in a nutshell. As soon as I began designing it this word came to me. I hope you like it. You can find this kit here: and for more of Sharon’s creative designs visit her store here:

FireCracker by Designs by Jennifer Rassi
Scrap your 4th of July celebration with this wonderfully designed kit called, Fire Cracker. Here are some fun elements and great papers to get you started. This kit includes: 7 - 12'' x 12'' background papers (1 flag, 3 plain, and 3 starburst), 3 curled ribbons, 3 satin glitter-edged, ribbons, 3 tags, 3 candles, 3 glitter fireworks, 2 flowers, 2 rope frames w/flowers, and 3 chipboard d├ęcor hearts. You can find this festive and patriotic kit here: and for more of Jennifer’s talented kits you may visit her store here:

Everyone is a Winner by Theta

Everyone can be a winner with this kit! Express your joy in a special person or people using the bright

metallic stars, medals and happy figures. There are 26 12x12 Papers 300 dpi jpg, and 36 elements in 300 dpi png file formats. It consists of 3 metallic stick figures, 12 medals - 4 bronze, 4 silver, and 4 gold, 3 metallic star swatches, 6 buttons, 3 ribbons, 2 star tags, 1 envelope, 2 tags, 1 bronze smilie, 1 silver star, 1 gold winner and 1 bronze and gold winner seal. This kit can be found here :

Puppy Love Letters by Theta

I created this kit as part of the February 2009 Deco-Pages Club-Deco Kit. This kit with it's bright colors

can be used for anything having to do with love and/or your wonderful dog. This kit contains 26 12x12 papers and 47 elements for a total of about 182 MB. Details include : 4 plastic hearts, 4 Plastic heart/flowers, 3 Heart tabs, 5 Square brads, 4 Swirls, 7 Scalloped edge element, 11 Dog charms, 5Circle brads, 4 Tabs and 2 Quick Pages. You can find this kit here :

Time To Remember by Theta

Time goes by too quickly, so record your memories of the past and present now with this time centered kit in heritage colors. This kit is presented in two files: Kit 19.8 MB and Quick Page and Wings 17.6 MB and contains 6 Time patterned 12x12 papers, 2 Tags, 2 Tabs, 2 Swirl winged graphics, 2 Ribbons, 1 Lace, 1 Timeless word title and 1 12x12 png Quick page. You can find this timeless kit here : and for more of Theta’s

talented designs please visit her store here :

Teddy Bear Picnic Add-On by Lion Designs

This is an add on to the original monthly PTP kit for July 09. Teddy Bear Picnic was so much fun to

create that I kept on playing with it and came up with these as an addition to it! This kit has 16 papers, 18 Teddy Bears, 10 buttons, 5 brads, 5 button strings, 4 clips, 10 staple flowers, 1 clip cluster, 2 leaf

elements, 6 flowers, 11 frames, 5 layered journaling index cards, 5 round mattes, 5 square mattes, and 6 word art. Please click on the image to see additional images to this kit. This add on is as huge as the original kit with 235 Mb of fun divided into 6 files. I hope you have as much fun using this kit as I have had making it! You can find this kit here:

Never Ending Friendship by Lion Designs

Daily we make acquaintances but there are those select few who become our true friends. These people are our Never Ending Friends and the basis for this theme and kit. A bit retro but all rich in color this kit is perfect for preserving those special people in your life that you can truly call "friend." This kit has 14 papers, two calendar wheels, four word art glass buttons, four flowers, five flower buttons, 1 greenery, 1 envelope, 5 journal strip elements, 7 square mattes, 8 round mattes, 5 frames, 3 ink pens, 4 staples, 6 tags, 5 torn paper strips and 2 quick pages. 76 pieces in all divided into 6 zip files. A huge and elegant kit! You can find this kit here: and for more of Lion Designs visit her store here:

New Club Deco Kit for the Month of July

Teddy Bear Picnic is full teddy bears, picnic baskets, trees, butterflies and so much more. Perfect for

that picnic or family gathering that you want to preserve for generations to come. Picnics, family or friends reunions or just summer fun is perfect for this generous kit. The possibilities are endless. This monster kit is free to Club Deco Members. Not all contributions are shown here, there is so much more. If you’re not a Club Deco Member yet there are two options for you: 1 month or 3 months. 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.

There are a variety of fun and creative challenges available that offer a kits, QP’s and coupons for participation rewards. Check out some of these great challenges here:

Check out the new challenges introduced this month!

Deco My Ad by Wildcat Designs:

Advertisers have known for years that to make money you need to grab someone’s attention, so they spend hours and lots of money creating very eye catching graphic layouts. Why not use those great ads as an inspiration for a LO. The challenge is simple - - -I give you and ad---this one your job is to take all or part of the ad and create your own version in a LO. You can crop, rotate, and eliminate what you don't care for. Use it as a base and just go with it. Can't wait to see all your versions. Once you post you LO in the Deco My Ad Gallery - - -come back and leave a link in this thread. At the end of the month those that complete the task will be rewarded with a minikit.

You can find more about the Deco My Ad challenge in this forum

/showthread.php?t=5724 and see pages inspired by this new challenge in the gallery here:

Eclectic Challenge hosted by Aubrey’s Mom:

Every month is something new!! Inspiration came from many sources, so each month we'll explore a

different inspiration item and learn new techniques... and maybe do something a bit different than normal.

You can find the Eclectic Challenge Forum here:

Are you the chosen one for Layout of the Day? Stop in and see the daily picks of the Deco-Pages creative team. Every day one of the members will choose a layout from the gallery that stands out to them. Here are some of this week’s choices:

Inspiration by Cornelia

Butterfly by Scrapladyandmore

Strawberries! Not Flowers by Triplet04Mom

Want to save money while building your digital library? Visit our Mini-Memories section of the store! All kits in this section are just $1.99. What a great way to build your scrapping library and not spend a lot of money! You can find the Mini-Memories Section here:

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