Friday, July 31, 2009

Fridays Fave 5

Well, this week has been bit chaotic with my car accident. Let's see if I can think of 5 good things that happened during the week.

1. Friends come to the rescue. With my car being damaged and not drivable my 2 friends Julie and Kara come to the rescue and drive us to the beach as planned. Thank you friends. The kids had a blast at the beach.

2. New Cordless headphones. My headphones broke a couple months ago. I was still wearing them with big tape wrapped around them to hold it on my head. The other night my husband surprised me and ordered me a new pair. I've been listening to some books at night while digitally scrapping. I am always doing 2 things at once.

3. Rental Car. My car was taken away this week due to it being too damaged to drive. Luckily our insurance will cover 80% of a rental car so this morning we now have a car to drive until our car is fixed.

4. Property Taxes. We finally got our bill and yes it did go down finally. Luckily since it came so late they are allowing us to pay it by the 21st as we don't have the money to pay it right now.

5. Grocery Shopping. Saved $80 in coupons this week. So need to try to shop with cash though as I'm still spending way too much weekly.

What were your favorite things from your week? Do up a post and sign on Mr. Linky so that we can come and visit you. Everyone is welcome!


Freebie - Birthday Collab Kit

While searching for August Daily Downloads I came across a Birthday Bash Collab kit that was posted in June. The links are still active so hurry before they take them down. Go here for download links.

August Daily Downloads

Here is a preview of the Daily Download for August from Brownie Scraps. Starts on Saturday. Click preview to be directed for download.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Freebie at F.O.R.E.V.E.R Freebie

Below is a preview of *Oopsie Daisies* by Bon Scrapatit and the link attached to it will take you to the F.O.R.E.V.E.R Freebie site where you can download both the papers and embellishments.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Bonnie van Esch Designs

Hello everybody! I have some great news for you! You can again buy beautiful kits by Bonnie van Esch Designs! She sells her designs from her blog - just visit it and click on "To the shop" in the left sidebar. You can purchase "Combos" of her kits - you get 3 kits for $10!!!!! It´s a bargain!

Here is one of her new kits - A Happy Summer. Isn't it beautiful?


Here is a layout that I made using the above kit.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Things I Googled This Week

Just thought I would share the random things I "googled" this week, in case, out of curiosity, you are wondering.

1. NJ Corruption Money Trial. (What in the world is going on? Squandering money is one thing but selling body parts. Come on!)

2. Cucumber recipes (picked our 2nd cucumber from our garden today)

3. Zucchini bugs called Squash Bugs (We have little beetle like bugs in our garden). Learned that Sevin is the only thing that works besides squashing them. The kids had a blast doing that.


4. Junie B Jones Books. Wanted a list of the entire series in order since I wanted to read them to the children.

5. Flannel American Fabric - We are looking into doing a service project for the MOMS Club making flannel blankets for the troops. Couldn't find anything cheaper than 3.99 per yard in solid colors. Patterned was $5.99 +.

What did you google this week?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July Daily Downloads

Coming to Divine Digital starting July 16 - 31!



ENJOY the FREE Download-A-DAY
"Bella Rustica"

From Designers :

Cyndi Wetmiller, Wetfish Designs
Janine R., Foxy Designs
Royanna Fritschmann, Studio RA Designs


Join us in collecting a new kit EVERY DAY,
July 16 - 31
with our FREE daily download!

Vacations, Picnics & Family

July is the month of vacations, picnics and family gatherings. The designers at Deco-Pages.com have shared their talent in creating a kit that is perfect for preserving those memories with Teddy Bear Picnic, the Club Deco kit for the month. If you have photos and are looking for the perfect kit to make those memory pages, check out what the artists have created for just such occasions:
Here is some of what's new at Deco-Pages.com this week:

You can find more information on how to get this festive kit below. Check out what else the designers have created to « Help You to Always Remember »


Brush n Blush by Aubrey's Mom
Let your artistic side shine!! A great kit for every layout, or to highlight your loved one's creative side. Discover your passion all over again with Brush N Blush!! This kit contains 15 papers, 4 bows, 1 brush filled cup, 1 blank canvas, 3 chaises, 2 clips and bows, 1 easel, 1 glitter trail, 2 leaf elements, 2 twisted ribbons, 2 strings, 1 tag, 2 ribbons, 4 paint brushes, 1 canvas flower, 1 pressed flower, 3 flowers, 3 frames, 2 cluster frames, 2 string frames, 3 satin roses.
You can find this artistic kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18756&cat=0&page=1


CU Grab Bag by Aubrey's Mom
Love and need commercial use items?? This is for you!! 17 commercial use items, all at 300dpi and in grayscale. You can find this goodie bag here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18790&cat=0&page=1


CU Leather Textures by Aubrey's Mom
Love leather? Get the look with these textures!! Contains 10 CU leather textures all at 300 dpi in jpeg format. 2 zip files. *Warning to dial-up users* : the .pat file is 331MB so please take this into account when ordering. You can find this great kit here: Link to product: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18791&cat=0&page=1 and ...for more of Aubrey's Mom's great kits, you can find her store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=65



FireCracker2 by Designs by Jennifer Rassi
Are you still looking for a kit to scrap your 4 th of July celebration? Maybe Fire Cracker2 is the kit for you. This kit includes: 10 - 12'' x 12'' background papers, 2 tinsels, 3 tinsel frames, 5 brads, 1 flower, 3 decor hearts, 2 bead spills, 3 bows, total size of this kit is 48.7 MBS. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the size of this kit, there are 2 zips files to download at checkout. Also when you purchase this kit, you are helping support Deco-Pages .
100% of the proceeds are going back to Deco-Pages site. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18792&cat=0&page=1 and...for more of Jennifer's designs you can check out here store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=32&sort=add_date& sort_direction=1&page=1


Scented Memories by Theta
This kit was part of the Deco-Pages May 2009 Scrapbooking Day Scented Memories group kit. Please use and enjoy the roses. This kit is about 25 MB and contains : 8 12x12 Papers - 4 with all over roses, 2 with corner designs, and 2 with roses in opposite corners, 8 Elements - 1 green bud, 3 colored buds, 3 colored flowers, and 1 boquet. All of the flowers are from Theta Rafalovich's photographs. You can find this kit here : http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18760&cat=0&page=1


Turn the Music On by Theta
I created this kit as part of the May 2009 Deco-Pages Club-Deco Kit. This kit can be used for anything from casual Karoke singers to serious choir member layouts. Just have fun with it! Music is a part of our house and I hope it is a part of yours. Contents of this kit include: 25 12x12 papers and 36 elements for a total of about 182 MB. Elements included are : 4 Closed File Folders, 2 Open File Folders, 2 Buttons, 9 Plastic Charms, 1 Ticket, 1 File Journaling Block, 3 Hangers, 4 Graphics (Choir, Microphone, iPod, and Radio), 2 Word Art (Choir and Karoke), 3 File Folders Fronts, 3 Ribbons, and 2 Tabs.You can find this kit here : http://deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18766&cat=0&page=1


Working at the Office by Theta
This colorful kit will complement any office situation. Paper 78.8 MB, Elements 19.6 MB; Totaling 98.4 MB. Contents: 24 Plain and Fancy Papers - 12x12 300 dpi jpgs43 Elements - 300 dpi pngs Includes Memo cards, clips, safety pins, pens, pencils, tags, and word art. You can find this kit here : http://deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18763&cat=0&page=1 and ...for more of Theta's talented designs you can visit her store here : http://deco-pages.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=31&sort=add_date& sort_direction=
1&page=1




July Club Deco





Just check out these previews.... Teddy Bear Picnic is full of 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. http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3355





Project 52 by Cornelia Designs
Every week I will post a new Mini-kit with a special theme in the shop, for only $1.99. But I also have a membership for those of you, who like to participate in my new challenge (which will start on Monday, July 13), where you can win, coupons to my store. For more information about this incredible challenge you may find the information here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/s...4709#post74709
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 http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=5724 and 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: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=5718

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:


Yosemite National Park by Digi-Scrap

Jazmyn by Terrista


Alina by Dana28


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: 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!
Deco-Pages.com

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

Monday, July 06, 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: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18789&cat=0&page=1


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: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18788&cat=0&page=1


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-

pages.com/product.php?productid=18755&cat=0&page=1 For more of Aubrey’s Moms talented designs you can find them here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=65


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: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18751&cat=0&page=1


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: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18767&cat=0&page=1 and for more of Sharon’s creative designs visit her store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=39&sort=add_date&sort_direction=1&page=1

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: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18786&cat=0&page=1 and for more of Jennifer’s talented kits you may visit her store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=32&sort=add_date&sort_direction=1&page=1

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 : http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18761&cat=0&page=1


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 : http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18765&cat=0&page=1


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 : http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18730&cat=0&page=1 and for more of Theta’s

talented designs please visit her store here : http://www.deco-pages.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=31&sort=add_date&sort_direction=1&page=1


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: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18775&cat=0&page=1

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: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.php?productid=18787&cat=0&page=1 and for more of Lion Designs visit her store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=67&sort=add_date&sort_direction=1&page=1

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.

http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3355

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:

http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=77

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 http://board.deco-pages.com/forums

/showthread.php?t=5724 and 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: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5718

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: 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!
Deco-Pages.com

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

Saturday, July 04, 2009

July Daily Downloads

Found another Daily Download. This sight changes their kits each day. This one is still available but you need join their website which is free and their kits will be put into the store each day. You can find it here.

Starving Artist Tagger Kits



Designers from all over have gathered together to work on one gigantic collaborative tagger kit and select Deco-Pages designers have joined in the fun too!

There are 180 designers in all!!
Deco-Pages Designers that have participated in this huge and wonderful kit are:

Deb Ammerman: A Little Birdy Told Me

Ice Princess Scrapz: Starving Artist Collab Tagger

Paris Designs: Natures Beauty

RoseMadeDesigns: Berry Blues Tagger Kit

Wildcat Designs: Tequila Sunrise

Lori Staton: Best of Friends

Comelia Designs: A Day Out There

This special pricing tagger ends July 31st! You may find all the participating designers and stores here.



Thursday, July 02, 2009

July Daily Downloads

All you can Scrap has a Pretty Princess kit for July. You can find it here. They put theirs up weekly so keep checking back for more parts to it.


3 Scrapateers is giving away a 4th of July kit called Oh Beautiful in the month of July. If you visit their website every day in the month of July you can pick up a piece of this kit. At the end of July you will have the kit below.


Take a look what Digital Diva Designs is giving away free. You can earn a piece of this kit every day in the month of July. You can find it here.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

July Daily Downloads

Gotta Pixel has a Sea Wonders Kit for the month of July. You can find it here. You need to register but it's free.

July Daily Downloads

Daily Download Free Car Wash at Groovy Scraps!!! Today and for the rest of July, just head on over to GroovyScraps.com and get a daily download dose of car clean-ness. That's right, you heard me, we'll (virtually) clean your car every day of the month, and TWICE on Saturdays!



Like this kit? It's called Workin' at the Car Wash and it's yours free!


Get part 1 today. And be sure to come back again tomorrow for more!