Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ali Edwards Giveaway Weekend

Newsletter winner is: Anne Bjerke!! Congrats....Please email me your address and I will mail you your kit :)

Ali Edwards' Blog
Giveaway Continuation!!

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

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I will be giving away another TTT kit!

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

A winner will be drawn Monday (March 8th) in the morning and then posted on the TTT have until midnight (PST) the night before that to sign up for the newsletter.

Just a reminder about TTT's kit promotion going on right now for TWO WEEKS 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 March 13th)

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

Have a great weekend!

What A Catch

Wow ladies. There were so many fabulous layouts in the gallery! Here are three layouts that caught my eye.

First, this layout by mamadonald is SO eye-catching. I love the cool blue colors of the papers and embellishments. It really gives you a feeling of winter. I also love how she layered the flowers and snowflakes. The lace and bling are a perfect touch as well. But most of all, what an ADORABLE picture!!!Second, is this super, fun layout by prittb. What a terrific boy pate. I love the fun characters on the patterned paper. I also love how she tilted one piece of patterned paper. It really draws your eye around the whole layout. The title in the cloud is an adorable touch. I especially love all the bright, fun colors.
Finally, who can resist this lovable layout by scrapMel. I love the design she used. What a great way to include so many pictures of such a sweetie! I love the soft colors with the pop of red. It is such a clean, simple, yet stunning, layout!
Thanks for all the inspiration ladies!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

TTT Cruise

Planning a vacation this year??

Are you getting tax return money back??

Why not book a cruise with Transparent Touches & Tags!! (TTT)


~Rates start at $593 pp +tax
~Rates are good through March 18, 2010. After this date, rates are subject to change.

~Final payments will be due by July 23, 2010.

It's a perfect time to plan a cruise with your friends and family. There will be plenty of activities on the ship to keep your husbands or non scrapping friends busy while you scrap or take classes!

7 night TTT Eastern CARIBBEAN CRUISE !!!
From scrapbooking and snorkeling to sightseeing and shopping, this Caribbean cruise is the ultimate vacation! Whether you're cruising with your spouse, significant other, friends, scrapping buddies or other family members...there's something for everyone on this cruise! (You don't have to be a scrapper!) What better way to vacation than to be surrounded by white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and the most beautiful islands on earth?

Scrapbookers will enjoy the following:

~outstanding classes...including an amazing class that Teresa Collins is designing for the scrappers on this cruise which will be taught by Monica Wallace (TTT owner)
~Studio time (certain hours each day) Scrap as much or as little as you want!

~Everyone will get half a table (you can leave your stuff out for the duration of the need to clean up each day!)
~Goodie Bags and Door Prizes
~All classes and Make & Takes (Classes will be held on the days at sea so they will not interfere with any shore excursions you may want to participate in)
~Surprise gifts and more!

Remember that the first 10 scrappers to sign up will receive a prize!

You can find out more information about the TTT cruise on our website (CLICK HERE)

More information and pricing is also available at Cruise and Crop by clicking HERE (once you go to that site...just click on scrapbooking cruises and then scroll down until you see the TTT cruise on 10-10-10!)

Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have. (

I hope that you can be a part of this wonderful experience with TTT!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

February Sketch Idea (with sample layout)

by Nathalie

Since I had multiple photos of my subject that I wanted to use, I went to Pagemaps and found this great sketch (from the December 2009 newsletter) that incorporated 5 photos:

As you can see below, other than adding a frame around my page, I stayed pretty close to the sketch:

Supplies: Nikki Sivils brand new Flaming Butterfly and Bella Blue and Oscar Too collections, Nikki Sivils corduroy brads, Heidi Swapp chipboard alphas, label maker, EK Success border punch, misc ribbons.

And if I inspired you to use this sketch, make sure to share your page by linking us here or by adding it to the TTT User Gallery! I'll be back next month to share a page with step by step instructions. Until then, Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Technique--Using Background Stamps by Chrystal Riddell

You may have seen background stamps and wondered, "What in the the world do I do with this?" or "Why would I want to stamp a big patterned square?" You might not have even known it was considered a "background stamp!" This is one of my favorite type of stamps to use because they are the most versatile and fun. They are the type of papercrafting goodie that is meant to be played with and will inspire your creativity. I personally love the Close To My Heart Acrylix the best; each set comes with four different patterns. This makes the possibilities endless! I will be using the houndstooth background from the new "Noted Backgrounds" set.

For this first example, I stamped the image 3 different times using three different colored inks, then used my star to punch them out. What a great way to make a low-cost embellishment!

Have you ever set your project aside because you needed just a little bit of coordinating patterned paper or didn't have the right background sheet to finish the page? Background stamps to the rescue! Here, I used the same color ink as the cardstock, so I could have a subtle tone-on-tone pattern. I use this the most as the base for my pages when they need just a little extra something. Don't worry about the edges of the stamp lining up exactly. Chances are, it will be covered by photos and other papers, but if you are a perfectionist like me, this is where the clear stamps come in handy!

For this last example, I used a Making Memories chipboard element and stamped directly on it. If the edges aren't lining up exactly, use a piece of scrap paper to mask off the part you don't want to stamp over twice, I had an "oops" here, so I covered it with a heart embellishment. Remember, there are no mistakes in scrapbooking!

Monday, February 15, 2010



TTT MARCH 2010 kits are up!
Each kit features *NEW* papers from CHA!!

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


Sign up for a 6 month kit subscription or renew your subscription for 6 months, OR refer a friend to TTT for 6 months and receive a FREE GIFT! (must mention the special to receive the gift)

Today is reveal day at TTT! There are3 great kits offered for the month of some great add ons and extra things available!

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 on the kit picture below

MME: Little Miss Muffet

MARCH KIT #2: My Mind's Eye: Lil Robots (NOW SOLD OUT)


MARCH KIT #3: Cosmo Cricket: Garden Variety mixed with My Mind's Eye: Jack & Jill



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!

I have a couple of monthly kits available from past months (prices vary) (Click on the name of the kit to see a picture of it)

August #2: $24

September #3: $24 (I have two left)

November #1 $25

December #2 $25

January #2: $27

February #3: $27

Top50 Scrapbooking Kits

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Step by Step

This month's step by step layout features a page highlighting a large die cut or sticker. So first things first gather your 2 4x6 photos and favorite matching die cut. Or create one using a die cut machine like I did here with my Minnie Mouse.

4 sheets different colors cardstock (2 can be scraps)
2 4x6 photos
1 strip patterned paper
1 large die cut or sticker

  1. Cut one sheet cardstock to 11.5"x 11.5". Attach it to the 12x12 sheet leaving a border all around. Stitch around edges or draw stitches with a pen.
  2. Add a 6x12" piece of patterned paper across your layout horizontally in the middle. Then add a 4x12" piece of cardstock across the right side of your layout vertically. Stitch edges if desired.
  3. Mount your 2 photos on coordinating cardstock cutting the horizontal one down to 4x3". Add them to your layout with the large one slightly overlapping the vertical piece of cardstock. Then add your die cut overlapping the bottom right hand corner of the large photo. Use pop dots for extra dimension!
  4. Add a title under the large photo and an extra large photo corner in the top left hand corner.
  5. Add flowers or other little embellishments along the left edge of the large photo. Add a few rhinestones or embellish as you like.
  6. Type your journaling and cut into small strips. Adhere them to the right of your die cut.
  7. Walla your done!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

February Kit#1 Layouts

Well, it's time to reveal the projects and pages created by the TTT design team with all three of the February kits! Below are the creations of design team member Nathalie and owner Monica (and Carrie did an extra one with kit #1 too) with the February kit #1

Created by Nathalie:
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Created by Monica and Carrie:
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February Kit#2 Layouts

Check out the lovely creations of design team member Chrystal and Jen using the Feb kit #2!

Created by Chrystal:
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Created by Jen:
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February Kit #3 Layouts

Check out the great creations of design team members Chrissy and Carrie with February kit #3.

Created by Chrissy:
Blessed Family

Love Our Family

Ty Heart Mini Album Mini

Mini Mini

Created by Carrie:
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