Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Card Corner by Chrystal Riddell

Want to make your holiday cards this year but just don't have much time or a big budget? Grab a simple sketch, find patterned paper that has a repeating design element that you can cut up, and use it like you would a die-cut. Every card doesn't need to be identical. This makes it fun and personal to send a different card to everyone on your list, and it won't break the bank. The snowman and cocoa mug squares shown here are from Pinecone Press, and one sheet of paper has 12 elements on it! Use more of the paper, stamps, or rub-ons for the sentiment.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Step by Step


3 strips of patterned paper
3 similar embellishments
alphabet letters for title
journaling strips

First, arrange three different sized strips of patterned paper.

Second, add three 3 x 3 pics cropped on white cardstock. Place photos on angles above strips of patterned paper.
Third, add your three embellishments to your layout as shown.

Last, add your title and journaling strips to the bottom of your layout!

Voila!! Simple, easy, and quick : ) ENJOY!

What A Catch!

TTT recently hosted a weekend crop and I picked three layouts from this crop to showcase. There were so many talented pages and people participating in this crop to narrow it down to three but here are the ones that caught my eye and why.

Created by Marilyn(former TTT DT member):

I love the title and the photos are so awesome. It makes me smile to see kids playing around and it's fun to capture those moments so you can scrap them. I love the color scheme and the splash of red really catches your eye and makes the whole page pop. Great page Marilyn!

Created by Marge37:

I am in awe of these beautiful fall photos. The colors are so beautiful and you matched the pics up perfectly with papers and embellies. I love the scattered buttons and the leave accents. Great page Marge!

Created by Jude:

I love the layered strips of paper. I love the color choice as well. The journaling touches me as I think a lot of Moms have this fear. I love the blue/yellow title as it just pops on the page and matches the patterned paper so well. Great page!!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

TTT December Kit Sneak Peeks

TTT December kits are up!

(You do not have to be a TTT kit member to purchase kits and sale items)

Today is reveal day at TTT! There are 3 great kits offered for the month of December...plus some great add ons and extra things available!

NEW MONTHLY CONTEST RULES: We have a new rule with the monthly contest...you can use ANY TT
T KIT to create your layout for the monthly contest. It no longer has to be the current kit. What a great way to have fun with your TTT kits and possible win something to go with your next kit! Details are on the Blog or you can also go here for more details: http://www.transparenttouches.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=65


For the month of November, it's a super easy contest. You can make pages about everything and anything.

The main requirement is that you need to use a kit from Transparent Touches, any kit. Please refer to the rules post in this forum for additional details.

Due date this month will be midnight PST Nov 30th. Winner will be determined by drawing.

You can enter as many times as you like. 2 page LOs count as one entry.

You can post your pages here in this
thread to share but in order to be in the contest you must post your pages in the gallery under the "November 09 Contest Work Gallery"

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 November kit #1
, or you can start with one of the December kits. Just send me an email after you sign up letting me know which kit you'd like to start your subscription with.

r 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 all signed up for 6 months, you will receive a FREE KIT!

CLICK HERE for more information about TTT kit subscriptions.

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

To see full list of each kit description, CLICK HERE

Kaiser Craft: Christ
mas Carnival

DECEMBER KIT #2: Sassafras Lass: Monstrosity & Bella Blvd.: Super Stud

DECEMBER KIT #3: Bo Bunny: Tis the Season


You don't have to be a kit member to purchase these items. You can send me an email letting me know what you'd like to order. Thanks!

Top50 Scrapbooking Kits

Thursday, November 12, 2009

November Project ~ Memory Game

by Nathalie
- a small box, small tin (such as an Altoids tin) or a small box template
- at least two sheets of papers, one patterned, one solid
- one sheet of patterned paper with a repetitive pattern that can be paired OR at least 4 or 5 pairs of family portraits
- frame stamp (optional)

Step 1: Figure out the size your cards need to be to fit into your container. Mine had to be 2 3/4 x 1 7/8. Cut an even number of cards from your first patterned paper and the same amount from your solid paper. When you glue them back to back, they make the front and back of your cards. You can choose to stitch (or faux stitch) them together like I did.

Step 2: To create the game, I used this paper ("Robot Love") from Bella Boulevard because it had a repetitive pattern which offered the ability to make at least 5 pairs (it is actually the paper that gave me the idea for this project;)

But if you don't have this kind of paper, you can still make this project fun by using pairs of photos of each family member for example.
You can simply cut rectangles a little smaller than your cards or you can choose a shape. I used a frame stamp then cut the shape according to the stamped frame. Glue them on top of your cards (on the solid paper).

Step 3: Make or alter your container. I used a hotel soap box as a template to make my box out of the same paper I used for the back of my cards. Decorate and personalize as you wish!

Doesn't it make a great gift for a preschooler?! I think my nephew is going to love it ;)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Transparency Layouts

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:

Created by Chrissy and Jen:

Created by Nathalie and Carrie:

Created by Chrystal:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Monthly Kit Layouts- Kit #1

It's Reveal Day!!!!!
It's time to take a look at what the designers did with all three November kits. You can view them here on the blog as well as on the TTT user gallery: http://www.transparenttouches.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=319
You can view all three kits and their contents here on the TTT message board: http://www.transparenttouches.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=4
Take a look at what designers Jen and Chrissy did with kit #1- Crate Paper Bliss.

Created by Jen:

Created by Chrissy:

November Kit Layouts- Kit #2

Take a look at what awesome designers Nathalie and Chrystal made with kit #2- Glitz Design- Detour.

Created by Chrystal:

Created by Nathalie:

November Kit Layouts- Kit #3

Take a look at the amazing talent of designer Carrie and owner Monica. They worked with the packed November kit #3- Scrap within Reach.

Created by Carrie:

Created by Monica: (additional layouts by Monica to follow)