Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holidays from all of us here at Transparent Touches. Hope everyone has a great time with their loved ones and we will see you all here in the New Year with the first 2012 (that's weird to write) kits and the reveals from the December kits!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Paper stocking garland

I loved this idea that I saw in scrapbooks etc. magazine this month:

There are many ways you could do this: they suggested stuffing each one with cotton balls and a small treat.  Their stocking were stitched together, I stapled mine.  If you didn't want to do a countdown calendar, you could still create some for a great looking garland.  Here is mine:

Some of my stocking have kid's recipes or activity pages in them.  Here is the template I used for my stockings.  Open the image in print-preview then englarge until it fills the page, print on cardstock and cut out (need 2 for each stocking). Use the leftover paper from each print-out to make the stocking toppers.

Dec Monthly kit contest - deadline extended!

With the holidays upon us, I'd like to give you an easy assignment! The contest this month is to use any kit from this year (2011), make a page and post it here or the message board! That's it, easy-peasy!

I'll even give you a few extra weeks past the holidays to get this contest done. The deadline for this contest is January 15th, 2012. 2 page layouts count as one entry. The more times you enter the more chances you will have.

Good luck!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Monthly Sketch Layouts

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 choose a sketch created by Shimelle. Check out her page there is all sorts of fun and creative things going on there at

The sketch:

Anna and Nathalie's layouts:

Chrissy and Carrie's layouts:

Tuesday, December 13, 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.

Nathalie and Anna's Layouts:

Carrie and Chrissy's Layouts:

Saturday, December 10, 2011

November 2011 DT Reveal- Kit #2

Just loved this new line by Echo Park. Perfect for all times and seasons, lol! And seriously who can get enough of that moustache paper, it is just too cool. I also loved the burlap tags that went along with this kit. I hope you enjoyed this kit as much as our design team did. Here is what they came up with!

Nathalie's layouts:

Anna's layouts:

November 2011 DT Reveal- Kit #1

Such a fun girly kit with a mix of all papers from Crate paper, a few My Minds eye and Basic Grey. Lots of stickers included in this kit; words, border stickers and a 2 sheets of chipboard stickers. I also loved the kraft flowers and flower ribbon! I hope you enjoyed this kit as much as the design team did. Check out what they did with the kit!

Carrie's Layouts:

Chrissy's Layouts:

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December Daily

Have you created your December Daily? I think it is such a wonderful idea to create an album about one of the most festive months of the year. I love looking back on all of the adventures from holidays past. But I must admit, last year did not create a December Daily and I am still kicking myself. It can be time consuming and...well...I didn't have time. So this year I decided to make it easier by using one manufacture's line, so I didn't have to try to mix and match, and I stuck with the same page layout on each page of my album. I am very happy with how it turned out and will take the same steps next year when I create my 2012 December Daily. Here are a few pictures:

Here is my cover:

This is the layout I created on most all of the pages. Two pieces of patterned paper, one spot for journaling, and one spot for a picture. ( I chose one picture on purpose so I wasn't paying to develop 5+ pictures/ day for 25 days.)

I left a spot for a bigger picture on Christmas Day and added an extra page just in case I had another picture I had to add!
And I made my last page dedicated to journaling about our holiday!
So, I hope you can find the time to create your own December Daily if you haven't done so already!

I hope everyone has a safe and blessed holiday season!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

TTT December Kits are up!

TTT December kits are up!
(You do not have to be a TTT kit member to purchase kits and sale items as long as I have enough kits left over after my kit customers have made their kit selection)

Today is reveal day at TTT! There are 2 great kits offered for the month of some great collection kits available!

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 a September kit,
or you can start with one of the previous monthly kits that's still available. Just send me an email after you sign up letting me know which kit you'd like to start your subscription with. (

CLICK HERE for more information about TTT kit subscriptions.

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

To see a full list of kit click on the titles.

DECEMBER KIT #1-- Echo Park Paper: Holly Jolly:

DECEMBER KIT #2-- Simple Stories: Year-o-Graphy: