Thursday, March 26, 2009

Card Ideas

Chrystal was inspired by the following sketch and designed two fabulous cards. Thanks for the inspiration Chrystal!
Here is the first card using a TTT transparency:
And here is the second beautiful card:
Wonderful cards Chrystal. Thanks for sharing!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Button Creatures

If your like me you have a whole stash of buttons. Well, grab all your buttons and start creating fun button creatures. Here are some examples of creatures I created:

I used a black permanent marker to add detail to my creatures. Then, once you've created your creatures, and used some of your button stash, create a layout to showcase your button creatures. Here is a layout I created using button creatures:

Can't wait to see what you create!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sketch Idea with sample layout

by Nathalie

This month, Jen, our DT Coordinator, was inspired by this fun sketch from Pagemaps.

"Sooo beautiful" by Jen C.
I love the circles and the combination of patterned papers! Thank you Jen!
And if you decide to create a page with this sketch, make sure you let us know where to find it! :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Step by Step

by Nathalie

Note: If you do not want to make an 8.5X11 page, this design can easily be adapted to a 12X12 page, just change the measurements slightly.

- 8.5”X11” patterned paper for the background
- 8”X10.5” piece of cardstock (I used kraft)
- one photo cropped to 5.5”X4”
- 2 pieces of the same patterned paper cut to 4”X2 1/8”
- 1 strip of patterned paper measuring ½”X 9 ¾”
- 1 strip of paper for the journaling 1 ¾”X9 ¾ “
- 1 Heidi Swapp damask sticker (in white) cut in half
- 4 photo corners
- alpha stickers for your title
- a few flowers and brads

1/ Glue the cardstock to the background paper then frame the photo with the two pieces of paper (the 4”X2 1/8” pieces) on each side of it.
2/Print or handwrite your journaling on the wider strip of patterned paper (make sure you leave enough room to tuck it under the other strip and for the photo corners.
3/ Place the two strips of paper under your photo but do not glue them until you position and adhere the damask sticker that you previously cut in half. Place the photo corners.

4/ Finally adhere everything and add your title with various stickers and embellish with a couple of flowers and brads.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

TTT April kits sneak peek!


There are three great kits being offered for April! Please send me an email letting me know which one you'd like. ( For more information about reserving your kit, please go here:

April kit #1: My Mind's Eye--Maggie May and Feeling Groovy

For a full list of what is in this kit, click here:

April kit #2: Scrap Within Reach--Industrial Park

For a full list of what is in this kit, click here:

April kit #3: Bo Bunny--Abbey Road mixed with Kaiser Craft Papers

For a full list of what is in this kit, click here:

Saturday, March 14, 2009

March Ideas

Hey, Scrappers! I'm just taking a quick break from the TTT March Madness crop - going on right now till midnight, March 15th - to send you all a little more inspiration for March. Have fun, jot down these ideas and then head back over to TTT to crop with us! See you there! -Lindsey

March Ideas to Photograph and Scrap
by Carrie L.

Pages to Scrap:
Make a page about Friendship: a new one, an old one that keeps blooming, anything!
Use butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, birds, eggs, shamrocks and swirls on your page
The festivities from St. Patrick’s day like the green you wore or the green food you ate
Make an Easter Garland using oval shaped chipboard or cardstock then decorate them to look like eggs or bunnies to get ready for the Holiday.
Add a Seussical title to you next page in honor of Dr. Seuss' March birthday
Create a page about you and why you love being a woman or a woman you honor for Women’s Day
Make a page about chocolate; of you love it, hate it, your favorite in honor of Chocolate week.
Make a page of why you are lucky in honor of your Irish luck
Create a page about your middle name and what it means and why your parents picked it
A page showing your house all clean after Spring cleaning
A page about the signs of Spring
Fun and Quick pages about your outdoor activities
Sporting event pages
Days at the park
Make your own flower embellishments to use on your outdoor pages
Use bright spring colors on your pages like green, yellow, pink, purple and sky blue

Photos to take:
Tulips or other flowers blooming (Texas gals look out for those Blue Bonnets)
You and your best friends or your kids playing outside with their friends
Your kids playing sports or a sporting event
A trip to the Park or a family picnic
A few portraits of your kids or pets outside in the spring weather
Lots of Green on St. Patrick’s Day and the festivities
Shots of new life (babies, ducklings, chicks, puppies, kitties, etc.)
Playing in the rain and new rain boots
Bicycle rides, fishing trips, walks, flying kites and other outdoor activities
Before and after pictures of your Spring cleaning

Important Days in March:
March 6: Middle name Pride Day
March 8: International Women’s Day
March 8: Daylight Savings Begins
March 12: Girl Scout Day
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
March 20: First Day of Spring
March 21: National Quilt Day
March 23: National Puppy Day
National nutrition Month
American Chocolate week is the 3rd week of the month

Thursday, March 5, 2009

March kit #1

It's Reveal Day!!
Carrie and Chrissy did a fabulous job this month creating layouts with the March kit #1. This kit combines papers from Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes line and Prima's Mommy and Me. Remember, you can go to the TTT User gallery ( to see all the kit reveals from each month and the TTT gallery ( also has an album for each DT member which showcases their layouts too. Happy scrapping everyone!

Chrissy's creations:

Carrie's creations:

Chrissy's "U R Loved" and Carrie's "Cupcake Party" were both inspired by this exclusive sketch designed by Allison Cope of So Sketchy!
Thank you Allison and thank you ladies for all the great pages!

March kit #2

It's Reveal Day!!
Jen and Nathalie did a fabulous job this month creating layouts with the March kit #2. This kit is a combination of three paper lines: MJ by Dream Street Paper and Skull Boi plus Thrill Seeker by Kaiser Craft. Remember, you can go to the TTT User gallery ( to see all the kit reveals from each month and the TTT Gallery ( where each DT member has a gallery showcasing their layouts with links to the products in the store. Happy scrapping everyone!

Jen's creations:

Nathalie's creations:

Jen's "Intrepidation" and Nathalie's "Chaperons rouges" were inspired by an exclusive sketch designed for us by Allison Cope of So Sketchy! Thank you Allison!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Transparency Layouts from TTT Design Team!

Transparent Tuesday!

Each month the TTT design team creates layouts, cards and other projects using TTT transparencies on them. They always do such a great job and it's great to see all the different ways that the transparencies can be used!! 

Here is what they created this month:
Layouts by: Jen and Chrystal

Layouts by: Chrissy and Carrie

Layouts by: Lindsey and Nathalie