Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sketch 46: A Card, Tags & a Bookmark

Happy Saturday! We have lots of fun and variety for you today! We have a card, a couple of tags, and a bookmark all using Sketch 46! Let's take a look!

5 1/2 x 4 1/4 Card by Danielle H.
Paper: K & Company
Embellishments: K & Company sticker, Making Memories rub-ons, Melissa Frances rub-ons, K & Company tag
Tag by Danni
Papers: Bazzill, Melissa Frances
Cardboard: recycled packaging
Alphas: Making Memories
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Martha Stewart punch, Fiskars punch
Embellishments: Maya Road tag, Melissa Frances, Glitz bling, Making Memories stick pin, Creative Cafe buttons, misc. flowers, misc. ribbon, Darice hemp
Bookmark by Ember
Bookmark: Page from Basic Grey chipboard album
Papers: Making Memories
Stamps: Michael's letter stamps, Scarlet Lime stamp
Embellishments: Making Memories and other misc. trims, Making Memories paper clip, Creative Cafe brad, American Crafts rub-ons (at top and bottom)
4 1/2 x 3 3/4 Tag by Tanis
Papers: Coredinations, Heide Grace Designs
Stamp: Purple Onion Designs (congrats)
Embellishments: Prima flowers, buttons, lace trim, leaf ribbon, brad, chipboard tile (unknown)

I hope you enjoyed these and that you were able to get some creative ideas! Have a great weekend, and we will see you Friday!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sketch 46: Layouts

Welcome to our last sketch for February! Sketch 46 has some fun horizontal strips, and space for as many photos as you desire! Look how the designers used the strips. Chelsea tilted them on her page. Danielle W. tore a hole in the middle of a larger piece of paper to "reveal" the strips. Elizabeth moved her focus to the bottom of the page with a horizontal photo, and Marcee used three strips and tore the ends. So fun, and so different from each of them! Here is Sketch 46 followed by the designers amazing pages!12x12 Layout by Chelsea
Papers: Bazzill, Basic Grey Offbeat
Tools: Sewing machine (with white thread), Making Memories Edger
Alphas: Making Memories Tiny Alphas, Basic Grey Offbeat ("angel")
Embellishments: Kaiser Crafts rhinestones, Basic Grey Offbeat stickers (vine and flower), Foam circles for dimension
12x12 Layout by Danielle W.
Papers: Bazzill, Jenni Bowlin
Alphas: K&Co.
Embellisments: Maya Road ribbon, Cream ribbon unknown, Jenni Bowlin flowers, Prima flowers and brad, Making Memories pin
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Creative Imaginations Black Polka papers, Basic Grey Urban Prairie Morning Glory papers, Basic Grey Urban Prairie Monarch papers
Other: Basic Grey Urban Prairie element stickers, Zig black writer
12x12 Layout by Marcee
Papers: Jenni Bowlin Tangerine Dream
Alphas: Little Yellow Bicycle
Chipboard: Unknown
6x6 Layout by Patter
Papers: Paper Trey Inc., Bazzill, Jillibean Soup Minestrone
Tools: Making Memories distressing tool, sewing machine
Copic Markers: YG03, Y35, Y11, R46, B24
Stamp Ink: Memento rich cocoa
Stamps: Unity Endings & Beginnings (Feb. 2009 kit), JustRite dater
Embellishments: KaiserCraft pewter pearls, misc. ribbon, Quickutz blossom alpha, Making Memories journaling notebook
Be sure to join us tomorrow. We have some fun cards and a bookmark!!! See you then!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sketch 45: Cards

Happy Saturday! I hope you are ready for some wonderful inspiration from the TTS Design Team. They really have blown me away using Sketch 45, and remember, today is Tanis' debut! :) Let's look at their cards!

Card by Danni
Papers: Bazzill, October Afternoon
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Martha Stewart punch
Embellishments: American Crafts & supply ribbons, Chatterbox chipboard, Target sentiment tag, Creative Cafe buttons, Darice hemp, Martha Stewart bling

5 1/4 Square Card by Danielle H.
Paper: Making Memories
Tools: Martha Stewart punch
Embellishments: Making Memories sticker, Scenic Route rub-on
6 x 4 1/4 Card by Tanis
Papers: Bazzill, October Afternoon
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. Something Within, Unity Stamp Co. Serenity Tree
Stamp Ink: Stampin' Up! craft ink
Embellishments: misc. ribbon

The designers are always so good at making the sketches their own! They blow me away week in and week out! I hope you LOVE their work too!!!! Have a joyous Saturday everyone! See ya next week!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sketch 45: Layouts

Happy Friday everyone! I have exciting news to share with everyone today! First, Danielle W. and Tanis (our new designers) are sharing their work for the first time using Sketch 45. You will see Tanis' card tomorrow, and Danielle W.'s amazing layout is below!

Then, I have brought on three more designers. I am SO excited to welcome Alisa, Gloria, and KellyJean! You will see their work starting in mid-March or so. Be sure to visit their blogs in the mean time and check out their amazing work. We are SO glad to have each of them! Welcome girls!

And our wonderful designer, Traci, has had to step down. You haven't seen her work in a while as she has had to put family first. Well, now they are going to be making a move to another state, so she had to step down from TTS. We are truly going to miss her, and we were blessed with the creations she was able to share with us! We will miss you Traci!

Now let's look at Sketch 45. It has a bit of layering and then space for a couple of photos. But be sure you look at what the designers did--some have flipped the sketch, and Elizabeth used three photos! Fun, fun!12x12 Layout by Chelsea
Papers: Bazzill, October Afternoon Weathervane
Tools: Sewing machine with brown thread, Making Memories Edger, Fiskars Threading Water Punch
Stamp Ink: Colorbox Chesnut Roan Chalk ink
Embellishments: "Home Sweet Home" sticker October Afternoon Weathervane, American Crafts Brown Slick Writer pen, foam circles to add dimension.
Journaling reads: "I am so grateful to be able to say home with you. I couldn't imagine life any different. We would be missing out on so much. I love you. Love, Mama. I love our walks together. Our memories 1-14-90".
12x12 Layout by Danielle W.
Papers: Pink Paislee, Doodlebug
Alphas: American Crafts
Embellishments: American Crafts ribbons, Fancy Pants ribbons, flower trim from craft store, DMC embroidery floss, Basic Grey brad
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Bazzill, Bo Bunny Press Winter Whisper
Tools: Creative Memories corner maker
Alphas: American Craft Thickers Playroom felt letter stickers, Computer font Century Gothic
Embellishments: Bo Bunny Press Frost Days cardstock stickers, Polymark puffy paint, ColorBox inks, Offray ribbons
12x12 Layout by Ember
Papers: Making Memories, October Afternoon, American Crafts, K&Co Amy Butler
Alphas: American Crafts, Adorn-it
Embellishments: Creative Cafe tag, American Crafts stickers and heart, Paper Valise tickets, Maya Road frame, misc. butterflies
12x12 Layout by Marcee
Papers: Fancy Pants Splendid, Doodlebug
Embellishments: Doodlebug trims, Making Memories stickers, Little Yellow Bicycle alphas
Well, enjoy your Friday, and join us tomorrow for some amazing card fun!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sketch 44: Cards

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! If you have something special planned today, enjoy!!!! Today, we have 3 gorgeous cards to share with you. Once again, I loved looking at what each designer did with the upper-left corner from the sketch. I love how Danni decided to tear the patterned paper that she placed in the middle of the card instead of actually tearing something in the corner! And I love how Ember folded the corner down, and Chelsea designed something without it! Each so unique and awesome! Let's look!

4 1/2 x 5 1/2 Card by Chelsea
Papers: Basic Grey Bitter-Sweet
Tools: Making Memories edger, sewing machine with white thread
Stamp: Unity Stamp Something Within
Stamp ink: Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Embellishments: Prima flower, American Crafts button, Unknown trim
4x6 Hybrid Card by Danni
Papers: Queen of Quirk Monkey Do, Bazzill
Sentiment: Queen of Quirk Monkey Do
Text: Bookman Old Style
Tools: Martha Steward punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder
Embellishments: K. Hadfield "Sock Monkey", Delish Designs rub-ons, Katie Pertiet stitches, KaiserCraft bling
3 1/2 x 3 1/2 Card by Ember
Papers: Prima
Alphas: Pink Paislee
Embellishments: Prima chipboard button, ribbon, Prima label
I hope you enjoy these cards. Come join us next week when we reveal Sketch 45! Have a blessed week!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sketch 44: Layouts

Well, I start today off with sad news. We have two of our amazing designers leaving us today! Carrie and Hope have both had to move on due to family and other commitments. These girls are amazing, and they both started this journey with me in March 2008. I can never thank them enough for all they have done for TTS and for their stunning work that they have shared each week over the past year!!! Thank you girls for all you have done! We will truly, truly miss you!!!! Please wish them both well either in the comment section here or on Carrie's blog here and Hope's blog here. Love ya girls! And on a fun note, Carrie will have two of her TTS layouts published in two upcoming Scrapbook Trends issues. Be sure to look for her TTS layouts in the June and July 2009 issues! Congrats girl!

Now let's move on to our next fun sketch, Sketch 44! I love how the designers all did something different with the torn paper in the upper left-hand edge of this sketch. I also love how Hope did not include any photos but used the space for her title instead. Let's look at all of the designer's layouts and our sketch!12x12 Layout by Carrie
Papers: Scenic Route, My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants
Alphas: Heidi Swapp blue chipboard letters, Die Cuts With A View black letter stickers, Making Memories tiny alpha stickers
Embellishments: Teresa Collins journaling tag, October Afternoon cardstock diecut (house), American Crafts Brads
Layout by Danielle H.
Paper: Basic Grey, Pink Paislee
Stamp ink: Ranger ink
Embellishments: Michael's ribbon, American Crafts stickers, Paper Studio lace, October Afternoon journaling spot, Chatterbox flowers, buttons from craft supply, Making Memories rub-on, American Crafts pen

12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Bazzill, Scrap Works
Alphas: Computer font Arial
Embellishments: Offray ribbon
8 1/2 x 11 Layout by Hope
Papers: October Afternoon, notebook paper
Alphas: Creative Imaginations
Embellishments: Making Memories, American Crafts, Glitz
Layout by Marcee
Papers: Daisy D’s Nursery
Embellishments: Jenni Bowlin

Enjoy your Friday, and we will see you tomorrow with some fun cards!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sketch 43: Cards

So, have you played with Sketch 43 yet? If so, we can't wait to see what you created. And if you haven't, here is a little more inspiration for you--four awesome cards from the design team. Let's take a look!

Card by Danielle H.
Paper: Scenic Route
Stamp Ink: Ranger Distress Ink
Emboridery Floss: DMC
5x5 Card by Danni
Papers: Bazzill, M. Martin Nashua & Bergen
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder
Embellishments: Oscraps Paislee "Lark", Weeds & Wildflowers "Doodly Patterns", Rhonna Farrer "Swirls" and "single tweety", KaiserCraft bling, Martha Stewart bling, Dream Designs flower, Making Memories stick pin, Darice hemp
6 1/2 x 5 1/2 Card by Hope
Papers: October Afternoon
Embellishments: October Afternoon
Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Stampin Up

Card by Marcee
Papers: Graphic 45 Times Nouveau
Embellishments: Jenni Bowlin stickers, misc. ribbon

I hope you enjoyed these. And this would be a fun and easy sketch to make a few quick Valentine's cards if you have that special someone in mind! Well, have a wonderful week ahead, and we will see you again next Friday!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Sketch 43: Layouts

Happy Friday, and welcome to all of our new subscribers! We are so glad to have you join us. And did you know we are only about 40 subscribers away from 1,000 subscribers? WOW!!! Thank you, thank you for playing along with us each week. We appreciate all of you!

I am so excited to share our new sketch with you. Can I have a favorite? :) Well, I really, really do love this one!!!! I think it can really be used in so many fun ways! Let's look at Sketch 43: This sketch has four blocks for pictures, journaling boxes, a title, or whatever! You can also position them anywhere on your page or card. The design team really used these blocks in different and creative ways. Let's look at that they did!

12x12 Layout by Carrie
Papers: Bazzill, Bo-Bunny
Alphas: Die Cuts With A View black letter stickers
Embellishments: Glitz large flourish rubon, SEI tree rub-on, Making Memories large brads, October Afternoon journaling tags
12x12 Layout by Chelsea
Paper: October Afternoon Good Cheer
Embellishments: October Afternoon Good Cheer 'Joy' sticker
Other: LOTS of distressing with the Making Memories Edger and Chesnut Roan Chalk ink. Lots of sewing machine work with white thread
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Rusty Pickle
Embellishments: Felt flowers from RAK, Making Memories brads, Zig writer, Rusty Pickle stickers
12x12 Layout by Ember
Papers: Bazzill, Paper Salon, Basic Grey, Pink Paislee
Alphas: Basic Grey, Pink Paislee stamps
Embellishments: chipboard circles, buttons, paint, stickles Swirls are made of twisted crepe paper
I hope you have fun with this one!!! I know I hope to play with it myself this weekend! Enjoy, and be sure to join us tomorrow for more creative fun with Sketch 43!