Sunday, May 17, 2009

The B's Have It! Or do they??

Good morning everyone! Spring, so they say, is here. Ha. Cold, windy, rain..rain..and more rain. I have not seen the sun more than a handful of times here in Paris...or blue sky. We actually added an additional blanket to the bed last night. That is more than we had all winter! Of course it does not help they have turned off the heat in our building. They say it is spring. We don't need it. Happens every year, normally in March, sometimes April, this year they waited until the first of May.
Yesterday it was 10°C here. And cold! Feels even colder today but I am not going to look, just tell myself it is not cold and put on socks and a sweater. But the reason I am going on about this? Of course there is a reason. Our CT, Nelleke put out a bunch of great pages for a kit we had done last spring, The B's Have It by Paris Designs. Thought it was a great time to re-look at it as, they tell us, it is Spring. Perfect kit for spring and summer pages. Filled with flowers, bee's, buttons, bows... here is a preview of the kit. Of course it can only be gotten at Deco-Pages! If you have not checked out that site before, you should now. Many new designers and kits in the store, new challenges, the gallery is hopping! Oh... yes. Preview of the kit! Not all is shown!
Some of Nelleke's great pages she made using the kit are:

Friday, May 15, 2009

Help Wanted

Memorial Day

This spring my daughter and grand daughter came to visit here in Paris for 2 1/2 weeks. We had a wonderful time. We went through the catacombs, we spent 2 days at Euro Disney, we went to Normandy and saw the American Cemetery, one of the famous beaches, the point where so many lost their lives trying to overtake the area. Just this month here in France, the end of the war is celebrated, honoring the dead who fought so bravely to give freedom to so many. Knowing that Memorial Day in the US is coming at the end of May I decided to do a kit. For one of the backgrounds I actually used a photo we took of the crosses at the American Cemetery in Normandy.

There are flags, crosses and lots of flowers and clusters to decorate your pages. Let Paris Designs new kit, Memorial Day, help you to create pages to remember those you have loved and lost.

Here is a preview of the kit...found at Deco Pages in the store!

Nelleke has created some wonderful layouts using this kit as well!

Friday, May 1, 2009

National Scrapbooking Day Tomorrow!!

Some of our designers at Deco-Pages have gotten together to create a wonderful free kit for you in honor of tomorrow! There are all kinds of sales going on as well... and there will be coupons and codes given out with the freebies. Want a peak?

Come to and get your kit! May 2 the posting will show up!

So much to little time!

My daughter and grand daughter came and spent 2 1/2 weeks with us...and we were gone almost every minute of every day. So, I am behind. I am behind with kits, on site, on my blog, in my home life, with friends.... Just sooooooo behind!

That said I will try and get some posting done in the coming weeks to get caught up. My CT's have been going to town creating pages, I am now hosting a challenge at Deco-Pages each month, Numbers Challenge with a Twist! You all can go and check it out here...and join us in the fun!

Here is what it is about!
May's Number Challenge is Up with a TWIST!!
May comes and for most of us brings with it flowers, newly hatched insects, green grass and leaves and the joy of knowing spring is here and summer is coming!!

I am taking over this challenge starting with this month and am going to add a different twist to it. Read on....

As I live in France the new twist will be sharing something different each month about where you live, either your country, your culture, your customs, your holidays, something that will help us all learn more about another place other than where we are living. This month will be about flowers and/or insects where you live.

Requirements for this months Challenge:

1 page layout
2 photos (flowers and/or insects typical for your area this time of year)
3 different papers used "somehow" on your page
4 or more lines of journaling telling us about your photos
5 elements, all different, no less no more.

50% or more of your items need to be from Deco-Pages designers. In your description area you need to list the requirements for 3 and 5, giving credit to designers at the same time. Example:

3 papers: red with flowers by...., white with dots by...
yellow one cut/torn for..... is by....
5 elements: button by...; ribbon by... and so on.
For 4, please post your journaling in the description for ease of reading

Link your gallery layout back in this thread, I will respond here, leave love on your page and send you links for the kit I have created for your efforts. We will continue to use the "main" numbers gallery instead of monthly, here!! Remember... This is a specific challenge and all requirements must be met to receive the kit.