Thursday, May 28, 2009

What a Catch

What a Catch! There have been some great additions of layouts into the TTT gallery this month. I love all the springy layouts and springy, bright, fun colors. If you get a chance to stop by the User Gallery check them out and leave some love. Otherwise here are 3 layouts that really caught my eye this month!

Marge: A Moment in Time
I absolutely love everything about this layout; the colors, the bright teal blue with the sepia picture, the shiny blue glitter on the swirls, the clocks, the title, everything! It all works together so nicely. Great job Marge!

annaBananna: NHM
I love the springy colors mixed with the black and white on the kraft cardstock. The bright yellow and butterfly just seem to pop off the page at you. I love the journaling all around the photo block too. Great job with the Pagemaps sketch Anna!

Bishopsmommie: My Cool Chick
I love how springy and fresh this layout is with its bright, fun colors, adorable pictures, and beautiful flower. The repeating circles of fun patterned paper are a great addition to the layout. Great job Tina! I can't wait to see more layouts from you!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Step by Step

4 sheets patterned paper
large embellishment
alphabet stickers in various colors and sizes

Step 1- Mount a 5x7 photograph to patterned paper leaving a 1" frame all around. Adhere matted photograph slightly off center and tilted to the right:

Step 2- Mount two 1" strips of patterned paper to the right side of the photograph in various lengths. Adhere large embellishment to the top right of the photograph.

Step 3- Add title to the left side of the photograph using alphabet stickers in various sizes and colors. Adhere a ribbon under your title. Add small journaling strips to the bottom right side of your photograph.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

TTT Transparency tip

Spruce them up

by Carrie L.

I love to use the TTT  Bracket blocks for my titles.  They are a fun way to add more to what you want to say without taking up a lot of room.  Plus there are so many to choose from and you get 8 on a sheet.  There are quite a few ways to spruce them up to make them more colorful or 3-d.  Just a few ideas:

Add stickles to make them glittery

Add bling to give them some shine

Color in words with Sakura soufflé or glaze Pens

Use pop dots to apply them

Add them over a Thickers title

 ---> I made this example using 3 of the techniques listed here.

Steps:  Make page,  add Thickers title, color in word on TTT bracket block with soufflĂ© pen,  add bling to flower centers, adhere title with Tombo vellum adhesive runner, embellish page!

I hope you give these techniques a try I would love to see what you create when you upload it to the TTT gallery!

Wednesday Giveaway Winners

Wednesday Giveaway Winners

Just a reminder that my Ali Edwards kit suscription promotion is good until Wed, May 27th! New kit customers that sign up for 6 months will receive a free goodie bag with scrapbooking stuff with their first kit!! International and U.S. subscriptions are available.

Each month kit members get to choose between 3 different kits. You're allowed to skip up to two times during your subscription period if there's a month that you'd like to pass on those kits.

For more information on TTT kits....PLEASE GO HERE!


The winner of a TTT kit goes to: Tanya


Tanya said...

I have to pick June #2 Grease Monkey. It was love at first sight- I love Basic Grey & Bo Bunny- those papers are infused with summertime energy!!!

Tanya...please email me your name and address and which kit you'd like from the slideshow in yesterday's post!! (

The next 3 winners are.....

Marcy Grant
Jennifer Romish
Dina (email starts with williamanddina)

You've each won $15 in TTT transparencies of your choice and a cool white pen to write on transparenices with!!

Please email me your name and address and I'll let you know how to select your free transparencies!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday Giveaway Continuation!

Wednesday Giveaway Continuation!!

Welcome to TTT's Blog! If you came here from Ali Edwards''re at the right place for your chance to win more prizes from TTT!

As you might already know...TTT is one of the only kit clubs that offers 3 kits each month! Kit #1 is usually a girly kit, kit #2 is usually a boyish kit and kit #3 is usually boy/girl or a seasonal kit. (kit members are allowed to skip up to 2 months if there's a month that you want to pass on)

Click Here for more information about our Monthly Kit Subscriptions

Click Here for to read the FAQ's about our kits

I will be giving away another kit and 3 Transparency prize packs!

Up for grabs is your choice of one of these TTT kits:

*****In order to be entered into the drawing for this kit, you must leave a comment on this post (please include your name) and tell me what your favorite TTT kit is and why (it can be a past, present or future kit)*****

You can Click HERE to view the past kits here:

You can CLICK HERE to view the present and future kits here:

TTT is also giving away 3 different prize packs.

You will get to pick out $15 in TTT transparencies of your choice. You will also get a white pen that writes very well on transparencies to use with the TTT journaling blocks!

In order to be in this drawing, you will need to just sign up for the TTT newsletter.

Now that we have the TTT blog, we don't publish the regular newsletter anymore....but by signing up for this, you will get emails each month of the kit pictures and special promotions going on.

CLICK here to sign up for the newsletter

All drawing winners will be drawn Thursday (May 21st) in the morning and this posted on the TTT have until midnight (PST) on Wednesday to post a comment and sign up for the newsletter.

Just a reminder about TTT's kit promotion going on right now for ONE WEEK ONLY....

New kit customers can sign up for a 6 month kit subscription and receive a fun goodie bag filled with scrapbooking stuff! (Offer for the goodie bag ends May 27th)

If you have any questions....please email me! (

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

May Project~Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album

by Nathalie

- toilet paper rolls (I used 6)
- paint or ink
- patterned papers
- cardstock
- ribbons
- 1 ring
- hole puncher and small circle punch
- strong adhesive

1/ Flatten the empty rolls of toilet paper as much as possible. I left them under a pile of books overnight. Then ink or paint the edges.

2/ Cut enough pieces of patterned paper to cover both sides of each rolls (unless you plan on covering a whole side with a photo – see farther below). I have discovered that the size of the rolls varies slightly by brand (who knew!) but my papers are 4 1/8 X 2 ¾.

3/ Cut your tags out of cardstock (one tag per roll). My tags measure 3 ¾ X 2 5/8.

4/ You can now design your pages by adding photos, embellies, stickers, alphas and journaling (I printed mine on the computer).

5/ Make a hole through each roll for the ring and add a notch, if you’d like, on the tag side (I used a small circle punch to do it). Add ribbons to your tags and glue the ends of the rolls on the ring side.

Here are some inside views of my finished project:
As you can see here, you can also print a photo to cover the whole side of the roll.

So start saving those toilet paper rolls and let’s see what you can create with them!

Friday, May 15, 2009

June Monthly Kits!

Hello Everyone. . .

Today is reveal day at TTT!!! There are three great kits offered for next month and they are on the message board and the TTT Blog.

Do not forget about TTT’s Monthly Kit Contest! There will be a new contest each month where you have to use your current monthly kit. . . what a great way to have fun with your kit and possibly win something to go with your kit next month! Details are on the Blog or you can also go here: for the details on the message board.

I wanted to remind you that TTT offers 3 and 6-month Kit Subscriptions! If you sign up for a subscription this month, you can start with May #2 kit or you can start with one of the June kits. Just send me an email after you sign up letting me know which kit you'd like to start your subscription with.

Refer a friend to TTT! If you refer a friend to TTT and they sign up for 6 months, you will BOTH get a goodie bag with your kit! Once you refer a total of 3 friends to TTT and they sign up, you will receive a FREE KIT!

Click Here for more information about our Monthly Kit Subscriptions

Click Here for to read the FAQ's about our kits

Here's June Monthly Kit #1 and add ons/sale items (Bo Bunny: Alissa & WRMK: Tiffany's)

**This kit is now sold out**

Here's June Monthly Kit #2 and add ons/sale items (Bo Bunny: Grease Monkey & Basic Grey: Lime Rickey)

**This kit is now sold out**

Here's June Monthly Kit #3 and add ons/sale items (Carolee's Creations: Fern Collection)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Card sketches by Chrystal

Check out these fun and flirty CardMap sketches, with cards using TTT's transparencies delivered from Chrystal!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Transparency layouts from the 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:

Here is what Chrissy and Nathalie created this month:

Here is what Carrie and Lindsey created this month:

Here is what Jen and Chrystal created this month:

May technique by Lindsey Krauss

You might have seen my layout this month titled “Water Watch” and wondered about the treatment of my TTT transparency. I’ve been searching for new and exciting ways to use TTT’s transparencies. Actually, I’ve been looking for something they CAN’T take (and I’m still looking for that!). Today, I’m punching holes all over my TTT transparency coaster!

Whether you call it paper-piercing (not piecing), hole-punching, Crop-a-diling, or creating a Swiss look, I’m going to show you a few techniques of how to make your transparency holey.

The first thing I tried was my We R Memory Keepers’ Crop-A-Dile II. I wanted to see how clean the cut was when I used the hole punch feature. No problem! ! I’m using a TTT coaster today and I used the flower’s center and dots as a guide to punch. I later threaded yellow sewing thread in a star pattern and tied them in front, creating a cute little center for the flower (I tinted the full flower with a Bic Mark-It on the back of the transparency.)

Next I tried my paper piercer. I used the dots on the outside of the coaster as a guide this time. . I then hand-sewed more sewing thread. Note: Put a mouse pad under your transparency for ease when piercing. Also, hand-sewing ALL those dots becomes quite tedious – I chose to sew through every other hole to save time and my hand!

I still have my old punches lined up, hand held and shapes. I’d like to try the larger punch on the Crop-A-Dile II, and I was thinking of tying knots up through the holes, adding eyelets and jewelry to the holes I create. The possibilities are endless.

Willing to try this hole-punching technique? Upload it to TTT’s User Gallery and post a comment back here to show us!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May kit #1 layouts

It's Reveal day!

Chrystal and Lindsey did a fabulous job this month creating layouts with the May kit #1. This kit combined papers from Teresa Collins and other manufacturers. 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!

Here is what Chrystal created this mo

Here is what Lindsey created this month:

TTT May kit #2 layouts

It's Reveal day!

Nathalie and Jen did a fabulous job this month creating layouts with the May kit #2. This kit combined papers from Crate Paper: Orbit and Scenice Route: Garden Grove. 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!

Here is what Jen created this month:

Here is what Nathalie created this mo