Thursday, January 29, 2009

Party Animal

Kits: Club Deco January 2009 'Enchanted' - Michaele Burkhart, Lori Staton, Dana Conditt, Deb Ammerman, Jennifer Rassi, Paris Designs, SherrysScraps (glitter alpha); Celebrate by RoseMade Designs (party hat and gift- recolored)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Vintage Gowns

I don't suppose we saw any of these at any of the Inaugural Balls... I personally would have rather seen these than that "THING" that was on Aretha's head during the ceremony!

Transforming Love by Melanie Morales (by God's design), Word Art by Ice Princess Scrapz Fonts: Draggle, Dyspepsia

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Go Where Love Goes...

Title: Loving You
Kit: Go Where Love Goes by Adelina Biswas
Font: Giddyup Std, Monotype Corsiva
What a lovely thing to do
Spend my lifetime loving you
Planning days that bring us pleasure
Building memories we can treasure
Reaching milestones one by one
Sharing problems, sharing fun
Being close -- the best of friends ever
Making dreams come true together

Product Links

Scrap n Tag
Go Where Love Goes
Go Where Love Goes QPs

Monday, January 19, 2009

Want to spice up your creativity?

Then check out some of Jennifer Rassi’s terrific kits at Deco Pages

Jenn’s Club Deco Cabin Fever contains 12 - 12'' x 12'' background papers, 4 curled ribbons, 3 bows, 4 tags, 1 cabin, 1 tree cluster, 2 pine cones. 1 pinecone cluster, 2 decor frames, 1 fire pit, and a Bonus - 2 – 12x12 Quick Pages.

And just in time for all of your Valentine’s Day projects, Forever Mine is sure to be a must have for your creative toolbox!

Jenn also has a variety of value priced Commercial Use items:

CU Floral Brushes

Commercial Use Grungy Overlays

Commercial Use Alpha Templates

Valentine's Day Freebie from Retro Designs

Isn't this Valentine treat from RetroDesigns adorable? Want to get it for FREE? Join us in the Deco Pages forums and grab it while supplies last.

Get "In Love with Annie" mini kit for FREE

Want this cute mini kit from Jen Hanson for FREE? Hop on over to Deco Pages, sign up in the forum, and learn how to get the "In Love with Annie" mini kit for free.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Valentine's Day Kits on SALE now and a coupon!

Victoriana and Vicotriana Collection by RetroDesigns are jam-packed full of vintage ephemera for scrapbooking your precious photos, making charming Valentine's Day cards and hybrid projects, birthday items, floral layouts, and so much more. The Victoriana Kit includes: 18 backgrounds 12 x 12, 10 frames, 3 page borders, 2 bows, 3 floral brads, 5 cards/tags, 2 envelopes --each in 2 sections, 2 appliqué hearts, 1 enamelled butterfly bookmark, 1 enamelled leaf clip, 1 chain, 1 gold clock, 1 gold pen, 2 deco swirls, 1 silver heart shaped locket, 1 lacy heart with roses, 1 old book/album, 1 pin cushion, 1 rose locket, 1 rose ring, 1 art nouveau corner, 1 rose corner, 1 silver butterfly pendant, 1 art nouveau filigree brooch, 1 filigree heart, 4 keepsake cards, 1 butterfly pin, 2 jewelled pins, 2 pearl staples, and 6 Victorian scraps. That's a total of 80 gorgeous Victorian-themed items! Enter Coupon Code at checkout to recieve an additional $1.00 off this kit -- Coupon Code: RetroVictoriana (Note: Coupon expires 31 March 2009.)

The Victoriana Collection Kit was designed as an add on to the Victoriana kit but can also be used on its own. It includes: 12 backgrounds 12 x 12, 3 original Victorian buttons, 1 beaded chain, 1 appliqué heart, 4 butterflies, 1 gold clip with floral motif, 3 floral ornaments, 6 swirls, 1 gold cameo brooch, 1 enamelled brooch with rose motif, 2 gold filigree pendants, 1 silver heart with gold trim, 1 gold gem-studded heart, 1 gold leaf swirl, 2 bows, 1 chain with heart-shaped links, 1 jewelled dragonfly, 1 lace-edged scrapbook, 2 roses, 2 appliqué frames, 4 ornate borders, 1 gold page frame with rose motif, 2 filigree frames, 2 gold floral frames, 2 gold swirl frames, 2 oval frames, 1 painted floral wreath frame, 5 original Victorian keepsake cards, 5 original Victorian scraps, 2 jewelled staples, 7 journaling tags, and the Victoriana Alphabet, which includes: All upper case letters embellished with a sparkling butterfly motif, all lower case letters, all numbers, 11 symbols. A value packed kit with 80 items plus alphabet!

Scraps of Memories by Retro Designs is a marvelous collection of vintage style items for you to create with. For an additional $1.00 discount, at checkout enter Coupon Code: RetroScraps ( Note: Coupon expires 31 March 2009.)

To add some truly distinctive charm to your scrapbooking toolbox, Retro Designs' "Key To My Heart" is the perfect Valentine's Day treat. For a limited time, you can get an additional $1.00 discount on this kit by entering Coupon Code: KeyRetro (Note: Coupon expires 31 March 2009.)

And if you enjoy working with QPs, Retro Designs has these available, too:

Creative Team Call - CT

Deco-Pages is looking for Creative Team members.

Do you create fabulous layouts, enjoy being on your computer and being involved? Then Deco-Pages invites you to join our Creative Team! Please send a PM to PatinParis at or send an email to deb @ (Remember to remove the spaces before and after the @ sign. These were put in there to avoid spam.) Please put "CT Inquiry" in the subject line of your correspondence.
1. Your name, location, and email address, blog address
2. A short paragraph about yourself and why you would like to be on the team;
3. Links to any online galleries, blog, etc. where we can see additional work.
4. A list of designers you currently create for, if applicable.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Deco Pages

Sunshine Team Call

Deco-Pages is looking for more Sunshine Team Members!

Are you of sunny disposition, enjoy being on your computer and being involved? We invite you to join our Sunshine team! We currently have openings. Please send a PM to PatinParis at with a bit about yourself and why you would like to be on the team.

30 minutes a day activity on site; taking part in challenges and games; posting in the forum and in the gallery. That means having fun, meeting new friends, helping Deco Pages spread sunshine and love all around! We also ask that you help us promote Club Deco, our monthly MEGA kit.

Benefits? Lots of them -- Meeting new friends, getting to know everyone better around the site, and youi get Club Deco for FREE. These positions also allow first chance at moving up to the CT team, Ad team.... and the possibility of hosting your own challenges (prizes provided) and chats. Learn, grow...have fun with us!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Design Team Call Design Team Call

Deco-Pages is now accepting designers, established or just starting out. Our designers do not have to be exclusive. We have a wonderful team of designers who all go the extra mile to help make Deco-Pages a friendly, creative, fun place to hang out. There is a wide variety of challenges that you can be involved with to help promote your kits and your relationship with our community. If you love digital scrapbooking then Deco-Pages is a wonderful place to hang up your hat! We have competitive commissions, We do not charge set up fees, and Deco-Pages pays all of the paypal fees. We have an extensive group of volunteers who will help you to promote your kits and challenges.

If you are interested in joining us, Please send the following information to
deb @ (Remember to remove the spaces before and after the @ sign. These were put in there to avoid spam.) Please put "Design Team Inquiry" in the subject line of your email.
Your name, address, phone, and email
- A short paragraph about yourself
- Links to all stores you sell at, if applicable
- A link to any online galleries, blog, etc. where I can see additional work
- A kit you designed (While commercial use items are ok, please send a kit that includes something completely original by you.)

We look forward to hearing from you!

New Beginnings - FREEBIE

Kit: New Beginnings by Ice Princess Scrapz

Come on over and participate in RoseMade Designs' Color Challenge and learn how to receive the FREE kit I made for this challenge. Here is the Color Challenge Thread Link

Gallery Link

Color Challenge Starter Kit Product Link:
Winter Floral by RoseMade Designs

Download Link for my Freebie has expired.
New Beginnings has been revamped and will be for sale in stores soon.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Buy 2, Get 1 FREE sale, and more...

French Solde (sale) happening with Paris Designs' kits! and more...
Head on over to and check out our kits for our first sale here at Deco! Paris Designs' is offering a special deal -- you buy 2 of Paris Designs' kits and get the 3rd one for FREE.

How this works... you place an order for the 2 kits and then I will contact you via the email to find out which kit you would like for free. I will then send you a coupon which will allow you to get that kit for free. I will contact you via the email that you have listed in your profile in the shopping cart, so make sure your email is correct and watch for my emails!! Sale ends January 21st!


Through January 16th, 2009, you can purchase Jennifer Rassi's newest release, Tweet Tweet
for 33% OFF the regular price!!! That's right you can grab this too cute kit for only $3.99 !!
Come see what other deals we have in the Deco-Pages store today! Happy Scrapping! Visit Jennifer's store by clicking here.

Retro Designs' Rusted on Sale!

Enter coupon code RustedRetro for an additional $1.00 off in the shop. Valid until 31 January 2009. Rusted - Retro Designs' "Rusted" is the perfect kit for displaying those less than perfect treasures we all have and which we could never part with. And not only that, but with its many textured sky blue backgrounds and sea-salt corroded frames it makes a fitting setting for all those wonderful memories of vacations on the coast. And, of course, for the dog lovers it provides lots of strong but rusty chains and other distressed items which even the most boisterous and destructive pup couldn´t damage! Just click on the image to be taken to this delightful treat.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

National Champions

Kit: Celebrate by RoseMade Designs (some recoloring to match theme of my layout), border with torn paper edge (recolored) by Akizio, top background from a poster in my collection.
Photographs: From the internet.
Font: Bookman Old Style
Journaling: The Florida Gators won 24-14 over the Oklahoma Sooners, Thursday, January 8, 2008, to claim yet another National Championship.

Friday, January 9, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things...

Kit: Go Where Love Goes by Adelina Biswas
Font: Monotype Corsiva
Journaling: These are a few of my favorite things...

Product Links @ Scrap n Tag:
Go Where Love Goes
Go Where Love Goes QPs

And you can gab the FREE add-on from Adelina's blog. See the sidebar for her link.

CLUB DECO - Great value plus Freebies!

Club Deco is a fantastic, value-packed scrapbooking club at Deco-Pages.

You will receive a monthly MEGA kit (some almost 1 GB in size) created by the many participating Deco Pages designers, the monthly Color Challenge Starter Kit, and many freebies made just for club members throughout the year.

Your annual membership breaks down to just $3.00 a month! The value you receive each month is about $20.00 (or more!). Now that's a deal that can't be beat. The kits are high quality, fun, and have lots of variety because many different designers add their own backgrounds, elements, alphas, quickpages, and more.

See the current month's releases in larger format, as well as layouts created with the club kits in the gallery --

Please note that you can sign up directly in the forum. Deco Pages offers three types of Club Deco memberships -- 1 month - $7.99, 3 months - $15, or 12 months - $36. We recommend signing up in the forum, unless you plan to purchase your annual membership with a coupon code. Just click on the link to start cashing in on a terrific bargain

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Monkey Love - FREE template

Template: Template27 by Michaele Burkhart
Kits: Club Deco 'Garden Party' - CAZ (background paper), Jen Hanson (paper), Move Fearlessly Designs (paper), Tom Dillon (paper), Paris Designs (papers), Lorene Hill (paper),
Fonts: Black Chancery, Chubble
Photographs: These photos came to me in an email, so I do not know who the owner is.
Journaling: Loving Anjana cradles the white tiger cub after acting as surrogate mother to him and his twin brother. This two-year-old chimpanzee clearly isn’t monkeying around, she has acted as a surrogate mother to leopards, lions, and orangutans. Anjana has been helping zoo keeper China York look after 23-day-old cubs Mitra and Shiva at TIGERS (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species) in South Carolina, USA. The chimp took on the crucial surrogate role after the youngsters were separated from their mother. She gives them a bottle and lies with them.

Come on over and play, and get Michaele's FREE template!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sweet Serenity - FREEBIE

This kit was created by me for the Digital Arts Cafe January 2009 Color Challenge hosted by Linda Cumberland. Come on over and participate in the challenge and then come back here and download the kit.

Kit: Sweet Serenity by Ice Princess Scrapz

Digiscrap Discounts - Freebie Alert

If you are looking for sales on your favorite digital scrapbook supplies, you have found the right place! It's free to join if you just want to view the ads! No more joining groups only to wade through all of the messages flooding your inbox, searching through forums for bargains and (heaven forbid) missing a huge digiscrap sale! And who among us doesn't enjoy window shopping for bargains!

First 100 designers get ads free!

If you are a shop owner or digiscrap designer, be one of the first 100 to join Digiscrap Discounts and we will waive the annual fee (an $8.00 yearly savings)! That means you get a year of advertising on our site for FREE! Send an email now to admin at digiscrapdiscounts dot com for information on how to start advertising your store and product sales, discount coupons, chats and crops with us! (Please remember to tell her Ice Princess Scrapz sent you!)

Digiscrap Discounts is the place to find all your digiscrapping supplies for less. Just use the link provided to browse the gallery and see all of the spectacular products available from among many of the wonderful designers of digital scrapbooking kits on the Internet.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Kit: Southwest by Designs by Sue
Journaling: These are some of the photos captured on my road trip in September and August 2008.