Tuesday, September 08, 2009

It’s our Anniversary!!!! Deco-Pages is four and boy do we have some surprises in store for you this month! Mid-month…on the 15th to be exact, we will be celebrating our community and there will be new kits, coupons and more in store for you. Be sure to mark your calendar and visit us often to make sure that you don’t miss anything! We are changing things up a bit and adding an area to “meet the team” where you can ask questions and get to know the different teams and their members of Deco-Pages.com.



Satin and Lace by Retro Designs
Add a touch of genuine vintage luxury to your pages with satin and lace. This sparkling gem-studded kit includes many original lace and satin backgrounds with coordinating lacy frames and embellishments and if some of them look real that´s probably because they are real. There are also many original and unique embellishments such as an art nouveau butterfly set with amber stones, an elegant Tiffany vase and several vintage scraps, to mention but a few, plus a sprinkling of gemstones for an additional sparkle. Please see detailed images for large previews and examples of use. This kit includes: 12 backgrounds 12 x 12, 1 cream lace border, 1 white lace border, 1 jewelled border, 1 ornate jewelled frame, 1 pink lace frame, 2 white lace frames, 1 ribboned lace frame, 1 ornate blue embossed frame, 1 authentic art nouveau butterfly brooch, 1 blue leaf flourish, 1 sparkling gold leaf flourish, 2 silk flowers, 1 chiffon flower, 1 cameo brooch, 1 diamond and pearl brooch, 2 handmade filigree tags, 1 jewelled bow, 1 jewelled pin, 1 pressed flower posy, 1 pressed flower brooch, 1 sapphire, 1 topaz, 3 original vintage scraps, 1 original vintage card, 1 vintage lace bow, 1 vintage lace ornament, 1 Tiffany glass vase and 1 QP, 12 x 12 for a total of 45 items. You can find this vintage kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18850&cat=0&page=1 and for more of Retro’s talented and creative designs visit her store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=15&sort=add_date&sort_direction=1&page=1
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A Fishing Day by Dream Catchers Scrapping
Perfect for your “Fun in the sun” pages that include the beach, filled with a variety of cute little fish and colorful papers. This kit includes: 12 papers, 6 bubble fish, 6 star fish, 6 beveled fish, 1 water drop, 1 wave banner and 2 frames. To see more of this cute kit you can find it here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18925&cat=0&page=1



Back to School by Dream Catchers Scrapping
This kit is perfect for capturing and preserving those back to school moments with the children. This crafty little kit has 8 papers, 3 frames, 7 colored paint brushes, 7 colored rulers, 7 colored scissors, 7 colored tags, 1 school bus and 1 school house. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18944&cat=0&page=1 and for more of Dream Catchers Scrapping, visit her store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=50&sort=add_date&sort_direction=1&page=1



Elegance & Drama by Aubrey’s Mom
Create your most elegant pages with Elegance N Drama. Inspired by black tie parties, this kit is sure to add a touch of drama to all of your projects. This kit contains: 10 papers, 5 bows, 4 frames, 1 chrome decoration, 1 diamond overlay, 8 flowers, 3 glitters, 2 ribbons, 3 staples, 1 rose petal, 1 ribbon flower, 2 ribbon frames and 1 tin heart. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18948&cat=0&page=1


Sweet Surrender by Aubrey’s Mom

Surrender yourself to creating sweet and special scrapbook pages! Contents of this kit include: 20 papers, 2 beaded swirls, 1 bead overlay, 5 bows, 2 journal brackets, 3 brads, 2 buttons, 2 cardboard frames, 1 doodle, 2 fabric leaves, 3 flowers, 1 flower branch, 1 tied frame, 1 gemstone heart, 1 label, 1 leaf, 2 feathers, 2 ribbon flowers, 1 ribbon frame, 3 cardboard pieces, 2 rose petals, 2 clips and 5 ribbons. You can find this sweet kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18937&cat=0&page=1


The Edge of the World by Aubrey’s Mom

Inspired by the vibrant colors of nature and the beauty of the world, this gorgeous kit is sure to inspire you to push yourself to the limit! There is 120MB across 3 zip files in this huge kit that contains: 25 papers, 6 bows, 1 set stacked boxes, 3 bubble frames, 1 bubble overlay, 1 set chopsticks, 1 crayon swirl, 1 dangle heart, 2 fabric flowers, 1 floral border, 1 floral frame, 7 flowers, 3 frames, 3 glitter overlays, 2 grass elements, 1 journaling pad, 2 leaves, 2 paint splatters, 2 ribbons, 3 strings, and 3 tassels. You can find this beautiful kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18926&cat=0&page=1 and for more of Aubrey’s Mom talented designs visit her store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=65&sort=add_date&sort_direction=1&page=1.



Never Ending Friendship by Paris Designs

Flowers for every occasion. Eye-catching backgrounds and elements, along with 2 quick pages give you plenty of versatility for any layout. This kit is designed with friendship, love of flowers, feminine feeling in mind. Pick your bouquet and may your special layouts! This kit has 24 backgrounds, 80 elements and 2 quick pages and you can find it in the store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18950&cat=0&page=1



Merrys Floral in Pastels by Paris Designs

Soft and floral, light and simple is the theme for this kit. Something you can use for accenting your photos and scrapbooking pages! This kit consists of 8 papers and 20 various embellishments. The kit was created in 300 DPI, papers are 12x12. Special thanks to Atomic Cupcake and RoseLi. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18949&cat=0&page=1 and for more of Paris Designs beautiful kits, visit the store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=22&sort=add_date&sort_direction=1&page=1


September Club Deco Kit



SEW MANY APPLES! This kit has wonderful colors, lots of yummy apples and fun elements to add to your autumn digital scrapbook pages. Once again, the Design Team has done a wonderful job in creating these kits and we can't wait to see the pages you create with them, so please do share with us in the gallery!
..... if you aren't a club member, it's just$7.99 for one month, or $15 for 3 months! A complete steal for all your get.
Signup in the forum today by clicking here, http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/payments.php and you'll get kits like the one shown in the preview each month of your membership!!Plus so much more...


Challenges to inspire you to “Always Remember”
Do you have tons of pictures and just don’t know where to begin? Deco-Pages.com has just the ticket for you with loads of fun and inspiring challenges.

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 mini-kit. You can find more about the Deco My Ad challenge in this forum http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5724and see pages inspired by this new challenge in the gallery here: http://board.deco-pages.com/showgallery.php/cat/1051
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: now http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=197

Layout Of The Day
Every day a member of the Sunshine Team of Deco-Pages.com choses a layout that stretchs the imagination, grabs attention or is just so unique that it is worthy of bringing attention to. Here are some of this last weeks choices :

Vol De Nuit by ACountryRose

Love Me1 by Sisa0309


Roll Out Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer by Scrapladyandmore

Help Wanted !
Sunshine Team Members :

Are you of sunny disposition, enjoy being on your computer and being involved? We would like to invite you to join our Sunshine Team! We currently have openings. It’s easy to apply, just send a PM to PatinParis with a bit about yourself and why you would like to be on the team. It’s simple really. Just spend 30 minutes a day on the site or equivalent each week, taking part in the challenges, games, posting in the forums and gallery. Just having fun, making friends and helping Deco-Pages spread sunshine and love all around! We also ask that you help us promote Club Deco. Create LO’s using the kits and post them in the gallery and on your blogs showing off the talent of yourself as well as the design team. There are lots of benefits! Meeting new friends, getting to know everyone better around the site and you get the Club Deco for Free! If you are already a subscription member, your subscription will be extended for the amount of time you have left when you leave the team. We would love to have you join us!

Creative Team Members
We have an opening for two creative team members.
Are you creative and want to be on Deco-Pages CT team? Do you want to be on a CT team and not sure if you are creative enough? That is right, Deco-Pages is looking for CT's for the site team!! One of our beliefs is that this is a place to learn, a place for all levels to grow. And believing that, we have our call open to all levels of experience for doing layouts. Requirements: Pick 1 kit from 2 different designers, create 2 layouts for each kit, post them here at Deco and at least 2 other sites; rotating designers each month. ---15 minutes a day active on site -- this could mean different things depending on your likes, talents and experience. If you are interested, please PM me (PatinParis) with: -The link to your gallery (I love seeing layouts!!) -A little bit about you (I want to feel I know a bit about you when I say yes) -Why you would like to be a CT here at Deco-Pages


Deco-Pages.com Newsletter Correction:
Oops! We made a boo boo in the September Deco-Pages.com Newsletter. We accidently displayed the incorrect Layout and omitted the credits. The following are corrections to the Heritage Tip in the newsletter:

The LO that was originally displayed in the NL was wrong and has since been corrected with this one:http://board.deco-pages.com/data/955/KY-home_sm.jpg
This is the link to the LO credits:http://board.deco-pages.com/showphoto.php?photo=24726



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Sunday, September 06, 2009

September09 Color Challenge Starter Kit

I have been off-line for a while as I have experienced a death in the family but am getting myself together and back to designing. I am again hosting the color challenge at Deco-Pages.com and have come up with a unique color palette that reminds me of a crisp September sunrise, duly named September Morn. Check it out:

This kit is free for Club Deco Members or just 1.99 in the store for non-members. If you would like information on becoming a Club Deco Member you can find the information here at Deco-Pages.com.Stop in and check out the challenge! There are three different additions to this starter kit that together combine to make a mega kit! See you there!

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