Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of our subscribers! It has been amazing this year, and I can only pray that our sketches have helped you get your memories scrapped! Also, Triple the Sketch will be taking Christmas week off. Be sure to join us on January 2, 2009, when we share a new sketch with you. Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sketch 37: Cards

Do you have any last minute cards to make for Christmas or New Year's? Well, today's sample cards are perfect inspiration for doing that! Both of these cards are amazing yet shouldn't take too long to make.

4x6 Card by Danni
Papers: Bazzill, Making Memories
Tools: Fiskars Threading Water Punch
Embellishments: MAMBI, Jingle Bell and twine from craft supply store, Basic Grey Wassail button, Martha Stewart bling
Card by Marcee
Papers: Stampin Up! Chocolate and Real Read Cardstock, Ski Slope Designer Papers
Tools: QK: Nesting Flowers Die, EK Success 2” Scallop Circle Punch
Stamps: Stampin Up! Scandinavian Season Stamp
Stamp Inks: Ranger Distress Ink Peeled Paint, Colorbox Ink Chestnut Roan
Embellishments: Stampin Up! Red Riding Hood Striped Grosgrain Ribbon October Afternoon Good Cheer “Merry & Bright” sticker, Making Memories Specialty Glaze-Glitter
Have a great rest of your weekend! Enjoy!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Sketch 37: Layouts

Happy Friday! Before you start reading, grab a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, tea, whatever you fancy because we have some amazing layouts for you today! You will really want to just sit back with your warm cup of "something" and enjoy! Everyone has gone above and beyond today! Let's see what we have.

First, we have a fun new sketch for you, and we also have a guest designer with us this week! Let's look at the sketch first. Here is Sketch 37:
Our guest designer is Jennie. She is an amazing designer. And while you have that cup of hot "whatever," you will definitely want to stop by her blog and look around. You will NOT be disappointed. We are so glad to have you this week Jennie! Now, please enjoy all of the AMAZING layouts! What a way to go into Christmas week! The girls have all OUTDONE themselves this week for sure!

12x12 Layout by Jennie, Guest Designer
Papers: Creative Memories
Alphas: Creative Memories, American Crafts
Embellishments: KaiserCrafts bling, Imaginisce bling, Tim Holtz Grungeboard, Prima flowers and brads, Li'l Davis paint, Vintage Distress ink, Stickles by Ranger, Maya Road ribbon, misc. ribbon
12x12 Layout by Carrie
Papers: Basic Grey (white background); Crate Paper (green); Bo-Bunny (red); Bazzill (mat behind photo)
Embellishments: Pink Paislee rub-ons; American Crafts brads; DMC floss for hand stitching

12x12 Layout by Chelsea
Papers: Basic Grey Boxer
Tools: Making Memories edger, Sewing machine
Alphas: Pink Paislee
Embellishments: Basic Grey Boxer chip stickers, Kaiser Crafts rhinestones
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: DCWV, Big Lots, Doodlebug Designs glitter papers
Tools: Zig black writer, Cricut
Alphas: American Crafts chipboard letters, Making Memories letters
Embellishments: Making Memories paint, Target tags, misc. flower, K&C Company stickers, Pop dots
12x12 Layout by Ember
Papers: Sassafras Lass, Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon
Alphas: Sassafras Lass, Basic Grey
Embellishments: Sassafras Lass stickers, white crepe streamer, wood grain vinyl
8 1/2 x 11 Layout by Hope
Papers: Pink Paislee, Bazzill
Alpahs: American Crafts
Embellishments: Kaiser Crafts
12x12 Layout by Julie
Papers: Basic Grey, Crate Paper
Embellishments: Crate Paper die cuts, Basic Grey stickers
I hope you enjoyed your time with us today! Remember to stop in tomorrow for a few cards! See ya then!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sketch 36: Cards & a Tag!

Happy Saturday! I hope you have some rest and relaxation planned for this weekend. Today we have two wonderful cards and a tag for you using Sketch 36.

4x6 Card by Danni
Papers: Bazzill white, Basic Grey wassail
Tools: Scallop scissors
Alphas: Basic Grey wassail
Embellishments: K&Co. bling, Deja Views rubo-ons, Basic Grey wassail stickers, Melissa Frances trim

Tag by Marcee
Papers: Basic Grey Euphoria Collection
Stamps: Stampin Up!
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Patina

Card by Traci Have a wonderful weekend, stay warm, and we will see you next week! Blessings,

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sketch 36: Layouts

It has been a slow start to this Friday. I think the kids and I have run so much that I could probably sit on the couch all day! Ha! But I know y'all are waiting for a new sketch so, here is Sketch 36. :)
This sketch leaves room for a lot of white space or a space for journaling or a title. Carrie and Elizabeth used the space for their journaling. I just love how they both used journaling strips. And Chelsea and Julie completely flipped their sketch which makes a great example for a second page of a two-page layout. Hope used the space for her title, and I love how she added all of the circles. Let's look at their amazing pages!

12x12 Layout by Carrie
Papers: Sassafrass
Embellishments: Hambly Rubons, Rusty Pickle buttons, Staples

12x12 Layout by Chelsea
Paper: Sassafras Lass Pocket Full Of Rosies
Tools: Sewing machine
Ink: Brown chalk ink
Embellishments: Kaiser Crafts rhinestones, Sassafras Lass Pocket Full Of Rosies flowers and letters

12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Collage Press Double Take Camden Collection papers, Bazzill
Tools: Creative Memories corner maker
Alphas: MM FA LA LA tiny alpha stickers, Computer font Batang
Embellishments: Collage Press Journaling Cards Camden Collection papers, Cloud 9 Designs Cocoa Mint chipboard, BasicGrey Offbeat chip stickers, Buttons from Create My Keepsake kit

8 1/2 x 11 Layout by Hope
Papers: Bazzill, October Afternoon, Making Memories
Alphas: American Crafts
Embellishments: Maya Road, Making Memories, We R Memory Keepers, Target $ spot, Prima transp
12x12 Layout by Julie
Papers: Sassafrasslass
Stickers – Making Memories, American Crafts, Scenic Route, Sassafrasslass
Embellishments: Maya Road felt and chipboard, Technique Tuesday chipboard, Prima flower, Tattered Angels glimmer mist

I hope you are inspired to scrap a bit this weekend with our new sketch! Enjoy, and see you tomorrow with cards!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sketch 35: Cards and an ATC!

Good morning Saturday! Are you ready to spend today crafting? How about using Sketch 35 and adding your creation to our gallery? We would love to see what you are doing with this week's sketch! To get you started, here are a couple of cards and an ATC!

Card by Carrie
Papers: Scenic Route (background grid); American Crafts (striped)
Alphas: Making Memories black letters
Embellishments: October Afternoon Rub-ons (houses, trees, and car), Twine known, American Crafts brad

ATC by JulieCard by TraciI hope you have enjoyed today's inspiration. Have fun with the sketch, and we will see you next week!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sketch 35: Layouts & a New Designer!

Welcome to December! I pray you had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday! And I can't believe we are nearing the end of 2008! Where does the time go? Well, I have some very fun news to share with you today! We have a new designer joining us--Danielle Holsapple! Danielle is not only an amazing person, she is a spectacular designer! I know you will love her! You will see her work starting to trickle in over the next month or so. Because of the schedule we run at TTS, she will be getting into the loop slowly. So be watching! Until then, please be sure to check out her amazing blog here, and be sure to congratulate her. We are so excited to have her on this journey with us. I know you will enjoy her creations!

Now onto our sketch for this week, Sketch 35! As you will see, we have three boxes on this sketch that can be used for photos, journaling, whatever inspires you. Be sure to look at how the designers turned the sketch and the different elements they used for the boxes.

We have five very inspiring layouts for you using this sketch. Let's see what they created:

12x12 Layout by Chelsea
Papers: October Afternoon Good Memories
Alphas: Making Memories Tiny Alphas; Pink Paislee letter Stickers (brown "Best Gift")
Tools: Making Memories edger, sewing machine
Stamp Ink: brown chalk ink
Embellishments: October Afternoon rub-on, flower, and journaling tags

8 1/2 x 11 Layout by Danni
Papers: Bazzill pinecone, October Afternoon Chilly Mornings
Alphas: Pink Paislee
Tools: American Crafts white gel pen
Embellishments: Creative Cafe buttons, Autumn Leaves buttons, hemp, Basic Grey Offbeat chipboard

12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Bazzill, Collage Press Double Take Camden, Making Memories Fa La La
Alphas: American Crafts chipboard letters
Stamp: Making Memories date stamp
Embellishments: Martha Stewart flower, generic buttons, Luxe Simple Lime Labels, Basic Grey Offbeat chip stickers, Collage Press Journaling Cards

8 1/2 x 11 Layout by Hope
Papers: Bazzill, Crate Paper, October Afternoon
Alphas: Basic Grey, Making Memories
Stamp: Heidi Swapp
Embellishments: Jenni Bowlin, American Crafts, Heidi Swapp, Prima, Bazzill, Kurio, Making Memories paint

12x12 Layout by Marcee
Papers Bazzill rain, We R Memory Keepers Nonsense
Embellishments: Scenic Route chipboard circles, Kaiser Scrapbooks copper droplets

Enjoy, and we will see you tomorrow with cards and other fun!