Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Releases

Snow, snow, everywhere…..and brrrr…is it ever cold outside. It is definitely winter in North America. The cold weather drives some of us indoors and others outdoors for the snow fun. Building snowmen, sledding, skiing and the likes are just some of the activities going on right now and the design team at Deco-Pages has created kits that are perfect to “Help You to Always Remember!” For those of us driven inside we have lots of new challenges to inspire your pages as well. Check out some of what’s new at Deco-Pages.com.

Art Nouveau Jewels 2 by Retro Designs
Art Nouveau Jewels 2, the second in the series, consists of 14 genuine art nouveau trinkets and a coordinating silky background to add a touch of luxury and sparkle to your pages. This sparkling kit contains: 1 gem-studded brooch, 1 gold and silver brooch with gemstones, 1 gold enamelled brooch with pearls, 1 gold enamelled buckle with gemstones, 1 gold enamelled dragonfly with gemstones, 1 gold filigree brooch, 1 gold gem-studded locket, 1 gold gem-studded peacock, 1 gold gem-studded tree, 1 gold jewelled brooch, 1 iridescent enamelled brooch, 1 silver brooch with enamelled iris, 1 silver brooch with enamelled tree motif, 1 silver enamelled dragonfly, 1 folded silk background. You can find this sparkling kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...4&cat=373&page=

2 Elegant Art Deco Alphas by Retro Designs

Add a little elegant retro-bling to your pages with these gold and silver alphas from the art deco era. Particularly suited to Christmas or any other festive occasion. Each kit includes: all upper case letters, all numbers and 12 symbols. You can find these nostalgic alphas here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...5&cat=0&page=1.
Quick Page Pack 1 by Retro Designs

This pack contains a large collection of 18 elegant art nouveau influenced quick pages. They´re currently on sale at a discount price so, if you like them, you´d better grab them while they still cost only 50% of the normal price! This kit includes: 18 quick pages 12” x 12”, 300 dpi, created from the following kits. All That Glitters: 2 QPs, each with 1 aperture, A New Dawn: 2 QPs, each with 4 apertures, La Vie En Rose: 2 QPs, each with 1 aperture, Noel Nouveau: 2 QPs, each with 4 apertures, Nouveau Nuance: 2 QPs, each with 1 aperture, Satin And Lace: 2 QPs, each with 2 apertures, Victoriana Collection: 4 QPs, three with 3 apertures, one with 2, Vintage Bouquet: 2 QPs, one with 1 aperture, one with 3. You can find this Page Pack in her store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...cat=373&page=1 and for more of Retro Designs talented kits visit her store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufactur...ction=1&page=1

Be Unique by Dream Catchers Scrapping
Birds and colors of yellows, blues and greens this kit reminds me of a warm country home. With 6 Beautiful Papers, 3 Frame Pendants, 3 Heart Pendants, 2 Green Flowers, 1 Heart Stick, 3 Beautiful Colored Birds (Not all are displayed on the preview), 1 "Beautiful" Tag, 1 Scalloped Tag With Heart, 1 Blue Textured Heart With Flower, and 1 Colored Dot Ribbon. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...6&cat=0&page=1

Forever Beautiful by Dream Catchers Scrapping
Polka Dots, plaids and stripes…perfect for any occasion this kit includes: 6 Papers, 2 Doodles with Flower , 2 Frames, 2 WordArt: * 1 Because You Are You, * 1 Dream Really Do Come True; 1 Flower Watch, 2 Button Flowers, 1 Tied Heart Charm, and 3 Button Ribbons. You can find this beautiful kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...4&cat=0&page=1 and for more of Dream Catchers Scrapping beautiful kits visit her store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufactur...ction=1&page=1

Birthday Princess by Jen Hanson aka Digiscrapthat
Sweets and Treats for your Birthday Princess! The yummy shades of pink, peach, lavender, sky blue and lemon include polka dots, flowers, and hearts, happy birthday words and solids. There are 24 in all so there are lots of choices for your layouts. There are enough elements to make any little girl feel like a princess when she looks at her scrapbook page! With buttons, bows, ribbons, party hats, cakes, presents, flowers and sprays of jewels and sequins as well as an invitation in an envelope so you can put the details of the birthday party in your layout as well. You can find this royal kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...3&cat=0&page=1

Indian Summer by Jen Hanson aka Digiscrapthat
Hues of browns, golds, reds and oranges Indian Summer will fill your senses with the delights of fall. There are 20 different papers in solids and patterns. They are all a bit grungy and beautifully textured. There is also a beautiful supply of elements to make your layouts pop with fall colors. There are leaves, pinecones, acorns, pumpkins, ribbons, doodles and so much more! This kit includes: 20 papers, 3 fall flowers, 6 maple leaves, 2 pine cones , 2 acorns/acorn hats , 1 ribbon wrapped bunch of plants , 2 pumpkins, 1 twirly oak tree seed, 2 brackets, 1 bronze arrow clip, 4 buttons, 3 tied ribbons, 4 criss cross stitching with eyelets, 4 doodles, 1 copper hinge, 1 piece of masking tape, 3 folded ribbons, 1 rusty nail, 1 rusty screw, 1 staple, 2 negative strips, 2 journaling tags, 3 square frames embellished with leaves and bow, 1 ribbon wrapped frame 3 photo cardboard frame embellished with foliage 1 framed fence with a garden of pumpkins and fall foliage in front. You can find this colorfall kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...3&cat=0&page=1

Garden Romance by Jen Hanson aka Digiscrapthat
Garden Romance is an elegant kit that brings the beauty of a garden to everyday life. There are 15 beautiful background papers in rich colors of burgundy, teal and light coffee brown adorned with florals and plaids and lightly textured with a bit of grunge. This kit includes: 15 background papers, 7 buttons, 4 arrows, 2 strands of beads, 2 lines of stitching, a spray of jewels, 2 silver swirl pins with gemstones, 2 whimsical birds, 4 butterflies, 10 realistic and/or photographed flowers & leaves, 2 elegant doodle floral sprays, 2 flower sprays 3 layered felt flowers, 1 teal mosaic frame, 1 embellished silver heart frame, 3 photo opening, white cardstock frame with ribbon & bow, 3 round mattes, 3 frayed cloth hearts, 1 square frame adorned with flowers and butterfly, 3 puffy felt heart shaped frames, 1 round silver ornate frame with flowers, 2 flower & ribbon embellished binder clips, 1 cardboard edge, 1 wooden heart charm, 1 silver skeleton key, 3 grosgrain ribbons, 3 ornate scrollwork corners, 2 sparkle swirl doodles, 2 twisted ribbons, 2 twisted strings, 1 gold stamped cardstock note card, 1 layered journaling tag, 1 beveled floral swirl and 1 envelope with journaling card inserted. You can find this wonderful kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...1&cat=0&page=1 and for more of Jen’s talented kits visit her store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufactur...ction=1&page=1

Autumn Blaze by Cautcha Lookin’ Images
Capture the splendid colors of fall, creating gorgeous seasonal Autumn and Halloween pages. Personal and S4H (flattened images) only. This kit includes: 32 Papers, 16 frames, 25 Floral images, 4 Ribbons, 7 Bows, 3 Stitches, 3 Butterflies, 20 Leafs, 2 String, 1 Brads, 3 Lace, 4 Buttons, 4 Staples, 8 Tags, 2 Prongs, 1 Twig, 5 Glitter, 1 Clip, 1 Nut, 1 Squirrel stamp, 1 Scarecrow, 1 Doodle, 1 Ladybug doodle, 4 Halloween Retro, 1 Candy, 1 Lantern, 1 Witch, 3 Beads splattered, 3 Post-it's, 3 Brackets, 1 Pocket, 1 Mushrooms, and 1 Bonus - Clustered Frame. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...1&cat=0&page=1

Vintage Christmas kit by Cautcha Lookin' Images
Go back in time to create beautiful vintage pages and cards perfect for the holiday Christmas season. Personal and S4H (flattened images) only. This kit Includes: 82 Papers, 33 Frames, and 160 png – Elements that include: 6 Floral, 13 Ribbons, 27 Bows, 10 Stitches, 10 String, 6 Lace, 2 Doodles, 9 Sequins, 5 Christmas Trees, 25 Wraps, 2 Ivy, 45 Beaded Spirals and 5 Bonus – Cards. You can find this kit here: http://www.deco-pages.com/product.ph...2&cat=0&page=1 and for more of Cautcha Lookin’ Images beautiful kits visit her store here: http://www.deco-pages.com/manufactur...ction=1&page=1

Challenges To Inspire You

Challenges are a great way to step outside the box, get motivated, and even have some new direction for your layouts... plus they can be great ways to earn freebies and rewards!! Just check out some of what is available to inspire you today:
Project 12:Create an album of 2010, one month at a time! We will support you through the challenge and you will have a wonderful album of all of your memories of 2010 to cherish for years and generations to come. You can find this challenge here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/f...play.php?f=211
Deco My Ad: Find inspiration in an advertisement. Buyers do it all the time. Ever wonder what it is about an ad that stimulates you to purchase the product? It’s the layout that catches your attention and then the content that stimulates you to buy. This challenge provides you with an advertisement and you design your page around the layout of the ad. You can find this challenge here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/f...play.php?f=131
Heritage Challenge: Your host for this challenge and our "site genealogist, Scrap-genie" will lead and challenge you to make images of your heritage memorable! You can find this challenge here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/f...play.php?f=124

This Month’s Club Deco Kit

is the Theme for the January 2010 Club Deco Mega Kit. We can't wait to see the pages you create with these kits, 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,
and you'll get kits like the one shown in the preview to the left each month of your membership!! Plus so much more...

ownload – A – Day (DAD)

Winter Bliss
Love those free downloads! New in January Deco-Pages.com designers have come together to provide you with a free Download – A – Day!
You can find it in the forums here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/index.php

Layout Of The Day

Just by submitting your layouts to the gallery each day, you could be chosen for Layout Of The Day (LOTD) So start adding your layouts, show us what you've got... Check out some of the recent choices:

Layout by macochran

Layout by Summerhaze
Layout by Marilyng

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!

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!
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Friday, January 8, 2010

Daily Downloads

Welcome to 2010! Deco-Pages hopes that 2009 was good to you and wish you a year of health, wealth, happiness and lots of photo ops and to get you started we've put together a daily download for you to preserve your memories and "help you to always remember!"

Stop back in daily to pick up a new piece of the kit created by 1iceprincess, CautchaLookinImages, Deb Ammerman, Michaele Burkhart, JanW., Jennifer Rassi, LionDesigns, Paris Designs and Wildcat Designs. Just check out some of what you will be getting daily!!!

Links are valid for 24 hours only so be sure to stop back daily! Come here to get your daily download.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Intro to a New Challenge at Deco-Pages.com

Hello and Welcome to Project 12 for 2010!!
Thank you so much for joining us in this wonderful journey throughout 2010! I’m Jennifer Rassi, a designer at Deco-Pages.com. I’d like to take a moment to invite all of you to join in this challenge, meet new friends and have FUN!! Please remember that you can join in the challenge at anytime, as you are always encouraged to preserve your memories today for generations to come.  Here at Deco-Pages.com our motto is to “Let us help you to always remember!”

Let me start out with the basics of this challenge and work our way to January’s Challenge.

What is Project 12?
Project 12 is a 12 month challenge, designed to help you preserve your memories from an entire year. Just like Project 365, you will take pictures and place them on a layout and journal memories of what took place. But wait before you say that you can’t do this challenge or that you tried Project 365 but couldn’t stay with it, this one is easier!! Project 12 is only one layout a month, rather then weekly! You will take pictures throughout the month; at the end of the month you will complete the layout with journaling and Month & year.

Can I do previous years instead of 2010?
Sure why not, that’s a great idea too. The more we preserve for the future generations the more they will know about who we are and what we enjoyed in life.

What do I need to participate in this challenge?
Well you need a camera, pictures of events for each month, a program to make your digital scrapbook layouts in (Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, PSP and many others), an album to place your layouts in as you finish them (or at the end of year), scrapbooking kits to use to make your layouts, and finally the encouragement and support to finish your album. I’ll be here to help keep you going on this challenge.

Can paper scrappers do this challenge too?
Sure you can!! You know what you will need to make your layouts (adhesives, papers, tags, brads, ribbons, ect.) and you are welcome to take a picture of your finished pages and post them in the gallery too for everyone to see. I’d love to see them!

I’m new to scrapbooking, can I join in this challenge?
This challenge is kept simple enough for all levels of experience! It’s important that if you have a question to ask it, so I’m able to help you. You can either send me a private message here on the site (Angels Digi Scraps) or you can post the question in the forum. Questions are always welcome and my motto is the only stupid question is one that’s not asked! So don’t be afraid to ask them. We are all here to support each other, no matter what level of experience we have.

What if I don’t have a printer to print out my layouts?
Well there are lots of great stores/sites out there that can help you with it. It’s up to you if you want to use some thing online or go in person. I know that you can use the photo labs in several stores like Walmart, Wal-greens, CVS just to name a few. I personally have not used any of them. I always use my personal printer. A few of the online sites are Shutterfly, Snapfish, and SmugMug.

Can I use templates? Or do I have to use templates?
Yes you can use anything that you want to make your layouts, please just remember to credit the designers! Kit/template name and Designer Name only please!!! No you don’t have to use templates, you are welcome to make you layouts any size, shape or color you want to! It’s your album, you make it your way! You can make one or two page layouts for each month or mix it up!

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me! I’ll answer all questions and help anyone that needs it. Now let’s get started with scrapping our memories! See ya in the January challenge thread!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

It's a brand new year and Deco-Pages.com is kicking it off in style with new challenges, new kits and so much more. For instance for the first time ever there is a Download A Day.... (daily freebie). Visit us daily for a new piece of the kit contributed by the designers and you can find it here: http://board.deco-pages.com/forums/index.php

Happy New Year from everyone at Deco-Pages.com. We wish you a safe and happy one