Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 2011 Kit Contest

Ok this month I am going to make this contest really easy for you! Anything goes! Create a new page with any of your past or current TTT kits. Make sure to upload it to the TTT gallery and post a link or picture here. You can also post your page elsewhere and then post a link to it on the comments of the July contest blog post.

Can't wait to see all your beautiful creations.

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

Due date for this contest is midnight PST August 10TH! Winner will be determined by random drawing.

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

Monday, July 4, 2011

A few pages with the June Kits!

The TTT June 2011 kits just scream SUMMER!!! I know as soon as you get them you are going to want to eat some watermelon, dive in a pool and head to the beach ( I know I sure want to!) Here are a few fun layouts featuring the paper from the kits just to get you motivated (there will not be a design team reveal this month with the kits.) Stay TUNED next month for the JULY kits and the reveals!

Some Layouts from Chrissy using the Memory Works 100 days of Summer!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fun with printables for the 4th of July!

As you might already know from previous posts and projects, such as this banner tutorial from last year, I love to play with free 4th of July online printables which are abundant at this time of year. I also rarely use them as-is and add my own touch. I know that the 4th is very close but you should already have pretty much everything and they are all super easy (even the kids can help!):

First, I found these little straw flags by Tweedle Dee Designs (via Tip Junkie) and decided to use them to create a mini banner. As I did a year ago, I chose to print them on off-white cardstock which gives them a little vintage feel:

I also used a printable clip art from and created a decor for our front door. I roughly followed her instructions (I did not enlarge but rather trimmed the print out) and added a few embellishments on top. I then attached it to criss-crossed mini flags.

There are lots of sources for subway art to print and frame (herehere and also here) but rather than doing what everyone else is doing, I chose to frame a vintage postcard found here. They have many darling examples to choose from, I picked this one:

Lastly, I created some "tissue fireworks" which you can do even if your printer is out of ink ;)
For this, simply cut pieces of tissue papers roughly 8"X16" and fold them in half. Then cut fringes on them (don't cut all the way):
next roll each one around a bamboo skewer (you can paint them before hand). Apply glue at the start around the skewer and at the end to close it up.
Then I just stuck them into a jar I had previously altered (for a project I did with a TTT kit two years ago!) and placed it as a center piece on our patio table.

I hope you feel a little inspired by these simple projects and I wish you all a wonderful 4th of July!