Thursday, March 31, 2011

Monthly Sketch Layouts-March 2011

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 2 page 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 of the 2 page sketch!

The sketch:

Chrissy's take:

Nathalie's take:

Carrie's take:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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.

Chrissy and Nathalie's Layouts:

Carrie and Anna's Layouts:

Saturday, March 26, 2011

March 2011 Dt Kit Reveal-Kit #2

This month the March Kit #2 featured the new line For the Record by Echo Park featuring 8 sheets of double sided patterned paper, plus matching stickers and journaling cards. My favorite addition to this kit are the Jenni Bowlin banner and alphabet stickers. These things seem to be the hottest new trend right now!

Nathalie's designs:

Anna's Creations:

March 2011 DT Kit Reveal-Kit #1

This month the March Kit #1 featured the new Echo Park Springtime line complete with 9 double sided sheets of patterned paper, matching stickers and journaling cards. I would have to say that my favorite part of the kit were the rosettes as they are hot stuff right now!

Chrissy's designs:

Carrie's designs:

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Inspiration

Here are some layouts to get your spring fever up!! The best part is the TTT transparencies that make adding titles, journaling, and accents to your page a snap!!

Scrap pictures of your first pedicure of the season or of your daughter's sandals:
Snap pictures of your adventures outdoors:
Grab some pictures of yourself or others enjoying fresh fruit!
Time for planting flowers:Easter is just around the corner. Why not get some 8 1/2 x 11 TTT transparencies to create instant titles and journaling:

Enjoy and happy spring!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pocket Card - STEP by STEP

Pocket Card

1. Start by cutting a 4x12 piece of double-sided patterned paper.
2. On the side that you want to be the inside of the card, score at the 4-inch and 8-inch mark vertically.
3. Fold the left-most portion over the middle portion. On the right-most portion, I've drawn a line here to indicate where I will be cutting (from the top-left corner to the bottom-right).
4. Cut as indicated. Apply glue to the bottom of the triangle only.
5. Fold the triangle over the middle section (lift up the other side first) and press to adhere the glue, creating the pocket.
6. Embellish as desired.
7. Fill pocket!
This card was made with TTT May kit 2010 #1.

March 2011 Monthly Kit Contest: Mix your kits!!!

by Nathalie

Yes, that's right, for this month contest, you have to mix your kits!!!
Basically, use 2 of more kits into one project!!!
You can create a page, a card, a mini album, or alter something BUT the requirement is that you have to use items from at least 2 TTT kits!

You need to use current or past kits from Transparent Touches, and when you share your project with us, please specify which kits you have used.
Please refer to the "rules post" in this forum for additional details.

Due date for this contest is midnight PST April 15th. Winner will be determined by random drawing.

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

You can post your project two ways: share it with us on this post or in the comment section of this blog post by linking your layout (from another gallery or your personal blog). I look forward to seeing your entries.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comment section. Have fun creating!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Card ideas

Here are some of my favorite card creations over the past year. I love cards because I can accomplish something quickly and use up leftover supplies. Most of these were made with scraps from my TTT kits! Scraplift (or should I say card-lift) one of these or use as a sketch for one of your own. Upload your ideas to our gallery or facebook page - we would love to see them!

MAY kit 2010 #3:
MAY kit 2010 #3:
APRIL kit 2010 #1:
Basic grey Marakech:
Basic Grey Marakech:
AUG kit 2009 #1:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Double Decorate with Border Punches

Border punches are one of my favorite tools. They are all the rage right now and you can find them in a variety of sizes, shapes, and designs! Like the cupcake one below that I just had to have the other day, I tried to put it back but I just couldn't resist. My favorite thing to do with border punches is to layer them with other borders, strips, ribbon and then decorate. Here are some of my favorite ideas!

Use the cupcake or other shape punch to create a border for the top of your page. Add it above other strips of paper and embellish your shapes with rhinestones
Add a scallop border to the bottom embellished with Stickles underneath other strips of paper.

The finished page:
Add a strip of paper to the bottom, followed by a large scallops strip, add a strip of ribbon, stitching. Embellish with a stitched scallop border on the scallop strip and add dots of Stickles to the edge of the scallop piece. Embellish those with sequins or rhinestones in the middle.
The finished page:

Use a scallop strip on the bottom with big holes, embellish the holes with rhinestones or sequins. Add a strip with another skinny strip above it. Finish it off with a rhinestone border strip.Here is the finished page:

Cut a strip from a large polka dot. Add it to the middle of the page with a stripe strip above it. Embellish the polka dots with brad and the stripes with stitches.Here is the finished page:

Try out some new ideas today and use border punches they are so FUN!!! We would love to see your work on our new Facebook page or in the gallery. Thanks for sharing :)