Friday, March 28, 2008

Women in Art

If you have not seen this before, it is fab!! Go to the very bottom of the blog to view...and press play. You may or may not want to have your speakers on....

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Spring in Paris by Paris Designs

And what does that make you think of?? I think for everyone it is a little different, but flowers, lovers, setting at a sidewalk café drinking coffee or a glass of wine, watching the people and feeling happy you are where you are! We just put our new kit in the store, called Spring in Paris. Want to see what it looks like? Ok...preview!

You can find it "here" at the Deco-Pages Store!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I am so honored!!

If you get the chance, click on Lunyme Dezines in the Blog listing in the left column and check out her blog. So why am I honored by her blog?? She used our Paris Designs March Color Challenge kit to decorate her blog with!! Woooooo!!! And a great job it is! I was so surprised and honored when she asked, and I went to "peek" a couple of times but she had not gotten it done. Then this morning there was a PM and I got to see what she has gotten done. I am really "contente" (French lessons coming in here) to see her blog and know that someone like the kit so well they would use it for their blog!! Right now the kit is still in parts, the starter kit, and 2 bonus kits for posting for the challenge... but at the end of the month it will go into the store differently...I still have to come up with a name for it. I will show you what it looks like with the previews as they are now....

This is the starter kit, in the store. I will also say right now there are several special thank yous because this kit ended up being so large. I had a ball combining bits and pieces from designers commercial items for here.

A special thank you to Cindy Doerksen; Lisa Craig-Mullins of Primsey Doodle Designs; Faith True FabricFlowers; A special thank you for divabutterfly shapes, digidiva_cuborders by Connie Prince/DigiDiva Designs; karenheckyeah digital designs; "Bannerwoman Design's - Antique frame, SubscribersGrabBag_8 and _9";
Carolyn Brown, Nightwolf Designs; and
That covers all 3 parts of the kit. The rest was me!

Bonus kit 1 for posting 1 LO:

I wanted something that made me think spring, pastels, flowers, baby chicks, little bee's, bugs, soft pretty flowers....

Click on the preview if it does not blink to show you all for bonus 1 ..

And then when you post 3 LO's total I will send you this:

One thing led to another and I kept adding and adding and adding... then had the problem of trying to separate it all for the different parts of the bonus. I was quite pleased at how it all turned out, this was my first color challenge and was still feeling my way around on how it was done.

and bonus 2 previews...they should be blinking..

and...if you do 5 layouts can request a kit from our selection of kits, free.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Weekend!!

I look so forward to weekends...2 days of rest, relaxing, not having to get up in the morning. Ok, so only 1 out of 3 happens, but I can dream!! Other than that, more of the same thing I do doing the week, only more so. 1 more meal a day than normal, more dishes, today I am even still doing laundry that did not get done this last week (or the one before that if I have to be honest). I felt like I was being smothered in dirty clothes...even though they were all hidden in hampers. I have a stack of homework for my french lessons staring at me each day, but of course I leave it until the day before class. I found we may get older, but our old habits are there to stay. I may try and break that habit, actually work on it 2 days before class.

I have a new kit that Michel started, I am trying to get finished and get it in Deco...Spring in Paris. I don't even have the previews together yet, but it is coming, soon! Need to get to work on April's PTP Club kit, and I have needlework that has been calling out to me for, ummmmm.... 3 years now to finish? And what am I doing? Making a blog post. I try and look on the bright side, if I were doing the other things, I could not be updating the blog and then would have to apologize again. On my list of things to do are a couple more blinkies and, a freebie for here. Maybe to coordinate with the new kit coming out....

On the up-side, several of my on-line friends are involved in the 3rd digi scrap race happening right now. Good luck to all of you!!! On the down side? Is there one? Of course there foolish to even think there may not be one! One of my designer friends is very ill, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. I can't name a name but just pray for Pat's designer friend. It will work just as well! Also, we had one of our brand new CT's resign. Quickest on/off in history I believe. I removed her from the list so only those 4 are new. I tend to take these things much too personally, even if I am given a very legitimate reason for the person leaving. Ever do that? I am sure that at one time or another we all have taken things too personally.

My mom called earlier this week to tell me their apartment building was on fire during the night, they had to set in the car for 2 hours...their apartment was ok, thankfully, and no one was hurt. She called last night to tell me she bought a new mattress. She had back surgery a year ago and the doctor and her PT were actually concerned with the amount of back pain she is having...said she must get a firmer mattress. She did, said it felt like sleeping on a board, but, she was so surprised, has not had any pain all day. I wondered why she did not just write me her normal e-mail. I usually get at least one from her each day, each one telling me she understands that I am so busy and can't write right now. What a sweetie...backward guilt. I think she is just looking for reasons to call...wants to hear my voice and make sure I am actually ok, just swamped. Then with the time difference she calls around 8-10 pm...not my best time of the day, and usually around dinner time. (I know it is too late to eat, but we do it anyway!! Can I have a break here??) By that time of night I am tired, wanting to eat and relax and go to bed. I normally eat, relax a tiny bit and then get back on the computer! But not great at chit-chat. I have not been good about writing or calling and of course I don't visit but once a year. In that my daughter and I are alike. We communicate over the phone in short sentences. Hi...hi. How are you? Fine, tired, you? Fine, tired. Things going ok? Yes, suppose so. (Silence.... each is thinking, but saying nothing. The one who called, hmmm guess it was a bad time to call, but she sounds ok. The one being called, Now what do I say? No news, not really in the mood to talk, but she sounds ok, so I don't have to worry about her. ) Well, you are sure all is fine? Yes, all is fine, really. I will try and write soon...just busy. Ok. Me too. Good talking with you! Love you! Love you too, yes, glad to talk with you! Bye! Bye! My mom? She is the chatty one...can talk to people all day long, every day and loves it. My daughter and I...and my grand daughter all fit in this category, which I believe, are not. If I have actually talked with another human during the day, it fills my quota. I can write, but not really a "social" person. Speaking of being social... we have a dinner out tonight. The language will be french so at least I am not expected to say much. Up side? I don't have to cook and no dishes!! On that upside, I will sign off and go get ready!

Sunday, March 2, 2008


This month at Club Deco went wild!! Take a look at what the kits for this month are...and I am not sure they are all there...

Isn't this something!! if you want to see it closer, or learn more about here! Look down at the bottom of the page to see details.