Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July Daily Downloads

Look what Brownie Scraps has for July. Looks like a great summer kit. Downloads start tomorrow so be sure to check every day for your link.

Check out what Digital Scrap Garden has for the daily download starting tomorrow for the month of July. It's gorgeous.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New at Deco Pages this Week

New For the End of June @ Deco-Pages.com

New for the End of June
Another holiday has passed and we near the end of June already! Time flies when you’re having fun and that is just what we are having at Deco-Pages.com! With fun and inspiring challenges and new kits that stimulate our creative expressions sending us off to find just the right photos. There is something for everyone here to ”help you to always remember!” This is also the last week to get a one year subscription to Club Deco for the special price of $36.00. Starting in July the subscription is available for 1 and 3 months only, so hurry and save $$$$ stop in today and purchase or renew your one year membership while it’s still available and to save even more money, make sure to read to the bottom of this newsletter to $cash$ in on the coupons available this week.
Here is some of what’s new at Deco-Pages.com this week:

Variations on a Sunflower by Sharon Craven (SharonSignitureScraps)
I think Sunflowers are pretty awesome! Once you start designing around them a ton of things come to mind. They're very adaptable, not only too designing but also to using them with so many different occasions and pages. This kit contains 14 papers and 22 elements in 5 zip files totaling 137Mb. You can find this kit here: http://deco-pages.com/product.php?pr...8&cat=0&page=1

Words of Love by Sharon Craven (SharonSignitureScraps)
This kit looks like Spring, Summer or Fall. It would be good for anniversaries, any occasion or just when you want to celebrate your love for that special person or persons. There are some unusual elements, like the little organdy bags and the potpourri bag. The kit comes with 12 papers and 35 elements. I hope you enjoy it! You can find this kit here: http://deco-pages.com/product.php?pr...6&cat=0&page=1 and for more of Sharon’s creative and inspiring kits you can see her store here: http://deco-pages.com/product.php?pr...8&cat=0&page=1

Great Times by Theta
The warm colors in 'Great Times' combined with a cool blue remind me of cold winter nights curled up in front of the fire with a cup of hot cocoa (not included. The patterns and colors will show your winter, everyday, and ancestral photographs to their best advantage. This kit is contained in two files and contains: 6-12x12 patterned papers in 3 designs and 6 colors, 300 dpi jpg , 1 scroll frame, 1 scroll corner element, 1 ribbon, 1 lace, 1 oval tab, 1 round tab, 1 tag, 1 leaf brad, 1 button, and 1 button ribbon. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...2&cat=0&page=1

Puppy Love by Theta
I created this kit to go with the February 2009 Deco-Pages Club-Deco Kit. This kit with its bright colors can be used for anything having to do with love and/or your wonderful dog. This kit contains 4 12x12 papers and 13 elements that include 1 plastic heart , 1 Plastic heart/flower , 2 Heart tab , 1 Swirl , 3 Scalloped edge elements , 4 Dog charms , and 1 Tab. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...9&cat=0&page=1 and Theta’s store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufactur...ction=1&page=1

70’s Groove by Aubrey’s Mom
Shake your groove thing!! This funky kit inspired by the disco-era is sure to bring back some groovy memories!! This kit contains: 10 papers, 4 bows, 1 fabric flower, 2 frames, 3 raffia bows, 2 ribbon frames, 1 tag, and 2 ribbons. You can find it here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...7&cat=0&page=1

Hippity Hop by Aubrey’s Mom
Fresh and Fun, hop to scrapping with Hippity Hop. This kit contains: 15 papers, 2 bows, 2 buttoned bows, 1 beaded word art, 8 frames, 3 frogs, 2 hanging hearts, 3 journal labels, 4 flowers, 2 lily pads, 2 tags, 7 ribbons and an Alpha set. You can find this product here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...8&cat=0&page=1

Little Lilac by Aubrey’s Mom

Love purple and violet, and lilac too with Little Lilac! This kit contains: 24 papers, 6 bows, 5 buttons, 11 flower elements, 4 frames, 1 butterfly, 1 index card, 1 journal label, 4 paperclips, 4 ribbons, 1 threaded ribbon, 2 stitches, 2 tags, 1 flower border, 3 wraps, and an Alpha set. You can find this fragrant kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...9&cat=0&page=1 and her store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufactur...ufacturerid=65

Creekside by Ice Princess Scrapz
What would you expect to see along the banks of an old, winding creek? Perhaps some ducks and geese, maybe a canoe and an old oar awaiting you to take them on a new adventure, or a stone pathway leading to an overgrown cottage that beckons to your curiosity. Creekside is made up of some of those things that adventures are made from. There's even a fallen log for you to hurdle across and a lantern or two for when nightfall darkens the sky. Take that magic voyage today and enjoy some scrapbooking "back-to-nature" style. This kit contains: 20 background papers, 4 frames, 5 ducks and geese, 5 unique botanicals, 1 butterfly, 1 fallen log, 1 old cottage, 1 mossy rock, 1 stone pathway, 1 raffia wrap in 6 colors, 1 set of journal tags in 4 colors, 1 lantern in 2 colors, 1 canoe, 1 oar, 1 rusty staple, 1 strip of grass, and 1 torn edge in 7 colors. You can find this kit here: http://deco-pages.com/product.php?pr...5&cat=0&page=1

Ellie Mae by Ice Princess Scrapz
From fancy to funky frames and gemstones galore, this kit provides you with a wide variety of layout avenues. There's texture, patterns, and lots more for you to explore. While you're shopping, pick up a gift certificate for your best scrapbooking friend so she, too, can get this kit! She'll love you for it! You can find this kit here: http://deco-pages.com/product.php?pr...5&cat=0&page=1 and for more of Ice Princess Scrapz visit her store here: http://deco-pages.com/manufacturers....ction=1&page=1

Never-Ending Friendship is full of color, flowers and prints. Perfect for that Never-Ending Friendship you want to scrap. This can be your best friend, a special family member, schoolmate or even a co-worker. The possibilities are endless for the use of this kit. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: June is the final month that you can purchase an annual membership to Club Deco for $36.00. In order to stay current with market pricing, starting in July, the three month and 1 month trials to the club will still be available on an ongoing basis, and the Annual Membership will be discontinued. So take advantage of the great price and order your Annual Membership to Club Deco Today! http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/payments.php

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!
Artist Trading Cards Challenge hosted by ChristineMc:
Do you enjoy creating ATCs? (Artist Trading Cards) Well, good news! The challenge is back! Be sure to check the forum on June 1st for an all new challenge complete with rules, monthly challenge ideas, and of course all the details on making these wonderful little works of art!
You can find more about the ATC challenge in this forum:http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=5334 and the ATC gallery: http://board.deco-pages.com/showgallery.php/cat/706

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: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=5352

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

My Little Book of ATC's by Deb Ammerman

A Smile to Remember by ChristineMc

Just Swinging by Ohana

SAVE $$$$$$ with Sales and Coupons!!!!

Want to save even more money? Visit our Mini-Memories section of the store! All kits in this section are just $1.99 everyday! What a great way to build your scrapping library and not spend a lot of money! You can find the Mini-Memories Section here: http://deco-pages.com/home.php?cat=422

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.
Thank You!

Other Links of Interest
Monthly Newsletter: http://deco-pages.com/pages.php?pageid=7
Gallery: http://board.deco-pages.com/
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8672640733
Digital Scrapbook Connection: http://www.digitalscrapbookconnection.com/
Digital Scrapbooking News with Deco-Pages: http://digitalscrappingnews.blogspot.com/
Deco-Pages Blog: http://deco-pages.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DecoPages

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Digital Freebies and Another DAILY Download

Look at all the beautiful digital kits I got for free today.

You can find this freebie here. You need to scroll down to get all the parts. Hurry as it is only available for 3 days and I don't know what day they are on now.

Mickey Mouse fans here's one for you. You can find it here.

I so love lighthouses and so this kit really caught my eye. You can find it here.

FOUND ANOTHER DAILY DOWNLOAD. Unfortunately I missed Day 1 to 19 but hey I really like the kit so I will start downloading now. Wonder what they will have next month. You can find this daily download here.

Happy Downloading

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fridays Fave 5

Welcome to Fave Five. Another week gone by already. Already another chance to look back and find the nice things over the week. If you're new you can get details here. Then just jump in!

A busy, busy week this last week. Lots to look back over but these were my top 5 favorites.

1. Ice cream with friends. We had a MOMs Club Playdate at my friend Lori's house. Luckily it was on the one day that it was nice out without any rain. There were 12 moms present. It was nice to chit chat with everyone while the kids enjoyed a fun filled day outside. Here are the kids waiting in line for their ice cream.

2. Preschool Graduation. My children graduated from preschool this week. They did a little show where they sang songs and received their diplomas. After the show they played a game show which involved myself and the kids. My friend Stacy helped Justin and I helped Naomi. Victoria was too afraid to go up on stage.

3. My husband and my nephew. We were supposed to go to Sesame Place today but it was canceled because of the rain. So instead we went to my in-laws where my SIL was there to celebrate father's day. Here is a photo of my husband enjoying some time with our new nephew Michael.
4. Quitting my job. My husband didn't want me working to rely on my mom and MIL to watch the kids while they are out of school this summer. So I quit. I was only working to pay for the preschool and now that they aren't going any more it just had to end. My last day my friend Lynn treated me for coffee and donuts. I will miss her and my job. It certainly will be quite now that I'm not around.

5. I'm President. Yes, I did agree to be President of the MOMS Club. This should be very interesting year. No one wanted to volunteer and at the very last moment I said I would do it. I was Treasurer this year. So I'm giving that up along with newsletter editor. Hopefully being president will be less work. We'll see!

Daddy and Me Blog Train

The Digiscrapshop's Father's Day Blog train has now arrived called "Daddy and Me." This is your chance to have great freebies that Digiscrapshop can offer. This is the kit that awaits you all through the blog train. Be sure not to miss each freebie visiting each designer's blog to have all the 56 papers and 119 elements included in this kit. Isn't it gorgeous? It is only good until June 22 so hurry don't miss out.

June DigiScrapShop.com Blog Train Stops:

Benthai Creations
Digital Retouching
Dorthi's Designs
Monika Designs
Piccolina Designs
KD Designs

June Daily Downloads

Found another daily download kit. Isn't this one cute? You can find it at Digitals. They are on day one now. You have to be a member to receive the download but that's free.

Closing Sale

Bonnie of Bonnie van Esch Designs is no longer going to be selling her designs. She has a fantastic sale on at ESS for the rest of the month, and then her designs will be no more, so this is your last chance!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

I would like to thank Emdiau of MomTools-Resources We Use, Want or Need for giving me this award I really appreciate it thank you.

Here’s the rules for this award:

“One Lovely Blog Award goes to new blogs and blogging friends.
The rules are: Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted the award and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.”

1. Katie the Scrapbook Lady
2. The Life of Loonyhiker
3. I'm an Organizing Junkie
4. Home Sanctuary

Thursday, June 11, 2009

June Daily Downloads

I can't believe all the kits I'm finding that are daily downloads this month. I just found another one. They are on day 9 but all the links work right now but I don't know how much longer so go quickly if you want this entire kit. You can find it here.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

June Daily Downloads

I found another daily download today. Unfortunately, I missed the beginning of the kit as I just found this today. You have to be a member of their website but it's free to register. You can find this at 3Scrapateers. You can earn 2 days by completing layouts using parts of the kit you got. If you missed one day, then only one layout needs to be completed. If you missed 2 days, then 2 layouts. Go here for more information on earning parts of the kit you missed.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Project 365 - Week 19

Photo Diary by Meryl Bartho
Tiny Acrylic White Alphabet by Meryl Bartho
Fonts: Heavy Heap and Poor Richard

Project 365 - Week 18

Mini kit June 09 by Designs by Ramona
Fonts: Impact and Halcyon

June Daily Downloads

So excited I found 2 websites for digital daily downloads this month. The kits are gorgeous take a look. Now, if only I can remember to check their sights each day so I don't miss a piece.

This first one is called "Let's Get Beachy!" It can be found at Digital Divas Designs. You have to be a member of their sight which is free to sign up. The download links are posted daily and left there for the entire month so you can always catch up if you miss a day. I love lighthouses so this to me is gorgeous kit.

The 2nd kit is called "One Summer Day". It can be found at Brownie Scraps. Again you need to be a member to receive the download. Once you sign up you will also receive a welcome kit. The download links are posted daily and removed each day. If you miss a day they give you an option to make a layout upload to their gallery and request the day you missed. All elements are not posted in the preview. Oh, while you are there take a look at their challenges. You earn points for each challenge you do which earns discounts to their store.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Time Began in a Garden

by Retro Designs

Time Began In a Garden is a decorative whimsical kit to display your garden to its best advantage. It includes many original and unusual accents and frames such as a vintage floral seed packet, an elegant art deco figure and a window frame with 8 apertures.

Kit includes: 9 backgrounds 12 X 12, 7 frames, 2 page borders, 3 brads, 1 art deco garden ornament, 2 bird houses, 1 bird on a wire, 1 bucket, 1 bunny stick, 1 flower stick, 1 sleeping cat ornament, 1 enamelled butterfly, 1 enamelled snail, 1 fairy ornament, 1 ornamental fountain, 1 frog ornament, 1 wooden garden sign, 1 hook, 1 key and tag, 1 ornamental bird bath, 1 fern flourish, 1 painted flower, 1 copper patio clock, 1 pot plant, 1 potting shed sign, 1 rusty ornament, 1 shelf, 1 floral sign, 1 trowel, 1 vintage seed packet, 1 watering can, and 1 quick page with 1 aperture. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18684&cat=0&page=1. For a limited time only you can save $1.00 on the purchase of this kit by entering: RetroGarden in the coupon code for the kit! Coupon is valid until June 30th!

There are free Quick Pages available for this inspirational kit and you can find the details here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/showthread.php?p=71380#post71380

Here's a layout I did using the above kit

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Project 365 - Week 17

365 Ribbons and borders by Flutterbyefaery Designs
Touch of Summer Starter kit by Jen Rassi
March 365 numbers by Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs

Project 365 - Week 16

I have been faithfully taking photos every day and journaling, however, I have fallen behind on my weekly layouts. I'm only a little over a month old so it isn't that bad. I'll try to catch up eventually.

365Calendar Strips by FlutterbyeFaery Designs
365 Template by FlutterbyeFaery Designs
365 Paperclips by FlutterbyeFaery Designs
CarolRupley - softball
Touch of Summer by Jen Rassi
Fonts: Halcyon