Sunday, January 29, 2012


Living down south we obviously don't get snow but I have heard from my family in Michigan that there is a lack of it. So, to help you get in the mood to scrap some snowy pictures here are some fun snowy layouts!

Blue and white always look wonderful together and remind me of chilly days and nights!

Try using non-traditional winter colors for a fun spin on your winter layouts:
Try changing your pictures to black and white to enhance the winter feel!
Happy Winter!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Shabby chic card

Let's make this shabby chic card - no pattern paper required!

First you will need some mists - Maya Mist or Glimmer Mist or anything similar will do.

Next, you will need a card base (I used kraft cardstock) and some masks.  Arrange the masks however you'd like.  Also make sure your work surface is well covered.
Now spray with multiple colors being careful not to overlap each color too much.
Now blot any extra ink off and remove the masks.
Next ink a large background stamp (I recommend using staz-on or another waterproof ink in case your card is still damp), and stamp as many times as it takes to cover the entire background.
Now add a cluster of embellishments and Viola,  you are done!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Decorate your own chipboard!

Ever wonder what to do with all those plain chipboard pieces? I admit, most of mine are all hiding together in a drawer. But with the pieces that I got in my December kit, I decided to dress them up a bit and boy was I surprised at how easy that was! All I needed was a bit of paint and some stickles, and I had some beautiful accents for both my mini-book and my layouts.
For the candy canes I painted them white and added a stripe of red stickles. And for the decorative edges, I painted them and applied a similar color stickles for an all-over glittery effect.

For the stocking I painted it red and added "fur" with picket fence distress stickles.

For the stars I painted them cream and added gold or crystal stickles all over.

For the ornaments I painted them different colors and added a similar color of stickles with gold stickles for the top of the ornament.

Here you can see my finished ornaments on my layout, all I had to do was add a bow with some gold string.
And here you can see how I decorated my tree mini-album.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

TTT January Kits are UP!

(You do not have to be a TTT kit member to purchase kits and sale items as long as I have enough kits left over after my kit customers have made their kit selection)

Today is reveal day at TTT! There are 2 great kits offered for the month of some great collection kits available!

I wanted to remind you that TTT offers 3 and 6 months kit subscriptions! If you sign up for a subscription this month you can start with a September kit,
or you can start with one of the previous monthly kits that's still available. Just send me an email after you sign up letting me know which kit you'd like to start your subscription with. (

CLICK HERE for more information about TTT kit subscriptions.

CLICK HERE to read the FAQ's about TTT's kits.

To see a full list of kit click on the titles below.

JANUARY KIT #1-- Bo Bunny: Snowfall

JANUARY KIT #2-- LYB: Winter Twig

Transparency Tuesday

Every month the design team creates pages with transparency from the Transparent touches store. Sometimes they are full 8.5x11 pages, journal spots, bracket blocks, or the fun ones that come in your kit. If you have never tried a transparency on your pages I suggest you check out all the fun options there are available for you in the store.

Anna and Nathalie's Layouts:

Carrie and Chrissy's Layouts:

Friday, January 6, 2012

Monthly Sketch Layouts

Every month the Design team creates a layout with their kits all using the same sketch. It is alot of fun to see the different interpretations of the same sketch. This month we chose a layout from Pagemaps if you have never visited her site she has different sketches debuting the first of every month plus loads of fun on her blog. Check out all the fun variations by the design team.

The sketch:

Carrie and Chrissy's Designs:

Anna and Nathalie's Designs:

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cards from Dec '11 kit 1

I used my leftovers from kit #1 last month to create some holiday cards (never too early to prepare for next year right!):

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

December 2011 DT Reveals- Kit #1

Kit #1 was so fun for Christmas. It had the best colors and featured the new line from Echo Park called Holly Jolly! And you gotta love that mini book to go with it. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this kit.

Anna's Designs:

Nathalie's Designs:

December 2011 DT Reveals- Kit #2

Kit #2 was packed full of all sorts of goodies to get those year in Review pages done. It featured the new line by Simple Stories called Year'o'graphy. My favorite part of this kit was the matching stickers and the floss! Here is what the design team came up with.

Carrie's Designs:

I made these year in review pages just need to get the photos to add to the little cream spaces ;)

Chrissy's Designs: