Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sketch 59: Cards

Are you ready for some more "Sketch 59 Fun"? :) Well, we have some stunning cards to share with you today, or should I say jaw dropping cards for you today! They are all so beautiful and such great inspiration! Let's see what the team created:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Card by Chelsea
Papers: Basic Grey Wisteria, Kraft CS
Tools: Sewing Machine with white thread, Making Memories Edger
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co.
Stamp ink: Memento rich cocoa
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Grunge Board (swirl), Making Memories gold paint, unknown crystal brad
5x7 Card by Danielle W.
Papers: Basic Grey Marrakech
Stamps: Hero Arts You Bless Me, Unity Stamp Co. Dress
Embellishments: Basic Grey flourishes, misc. ribbon
4 1/4 x 4 1/4 Card by Gloria
Papers: Basic Grey Ambrosia, Stampin' Up CS
Stamp: Stampin' Up
Stamp ink: Staz-on
Tools: Creative Memories punch
Embellishments: Basic Grey chipboard, rhinestone from craft store, office supply store transparency
5x5 Card by KellyJean
Papers: K&Co., Bazzill, Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Stampin' Up!
Embellishments: K&Co. stickers and paper ribbon, Stampin' Up! punches
Card by Tanis
Papers: Stampin'Up! Old Olive, Bazzill Light green, Coredinations light tan, Basic Grey Mellow & Cultured
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. Something Within, Purple Onion Designs single stem flower
Stamp ink: Stampin' Up! old olive, Memento tuxedo black, Cresco sicilian spice
I hope you enjoyed those as much as I did! And be sure to stop in next week because we have a FUN sponsor joining us! You won't want to miss the fun or your chance to win! See you then!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sketch 59: Layouts

This week, we have a very fun layout that will help you use up those scraps! So grab your scraps and let's look at Sketch 59: Imagine all of the squares of scraps you can use up here. Fun! And this week, I love how the design team each used the squares so uniquely. And look at the placement of the squares. Alisa flipped the sketch; Elizabeth put all of her scrap squares to the left of her page; Marcee put them at the bottom; and Susan used the top section for her title. So fun and unique! I hope you enjoy them!

12x12 Layout by Alisa
Papers: Jillibean Soup, Making Memories love notes, Creative Cafe, Bazzill
Software: Photoshop Elements 6 for photo editing
Embellishments: Thickers darling accents bird and heart, misc. chipboard letter, sewing machine
12x12 Layout by Danielle H.
Papers: Bazzill, My Mind's Eye, Scenic Route
Embellishments: misc. ric rac; American Crafts ric rac, stickers, and rub-ons; Autumn Leaves buttons, Doodlebug rub-ons, October Afternoon sticker
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Bazzill, Pink Paislee
Tools: Cricut machine, Creative Memories corner maker
Embellishments: American Crafts Thickers, Zig black writer
12x12 Layout by Marcee
Papers: Bazzill, Sassafras Lass Woodland Whimsy
Embellishments: Cosmos Cricket rub-ons
12x12 Layout by Susan
Papers: Basic Grey Porcelain
Embellishments: Pink Paislee chipboard letters, Bo Bunny buttons and rub-ons, American Crafts alphas
Now, if you thought these layouts were fun, just wait until tomorrow's reveal! We will see you then! Happy Friday!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sketch 58: Cards, a Tag, and an Altered Can!

So, are you enjoying the holiday weekend? Any big crafting plans? Well, we have a great variety of stunning creations for your inspiration today using Sketch 58! If you need ideas, we have them! Here is more stunning work from the design team:

5x7 Card by Danielle H.
Paper: Pink Paislee
Stamp ink: Ranger
Embellishments: My Little Shoebox stickers, Target stickers, Colorbox felt stickers
Tag by Danielle W.
Papers: Jenni Bowlin, SEI, Cosmo Cricket
Embellishments: 7 Gypsies post card, Art Chix vintage card, SEI one of a kind card, American Crafts ribbon and brad, Bazzill flowers, October Afternoon rub-on
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Card by Gloria
Papers: Stampin' Up cardstock, Basic Grey
Stamps: Stampin' Up, Inkadinkado, Autumn Leaves, Hero Arts
Stamp ink: Stampin' Up, Tim Holtz, Colorbox Chalk
Tools: Stampin' Up punch, Close to My Heart distressing tool, Sizzix die
Embellishments: handmade stickpin, misc. rhinestone, Making Memories ribbon, vintage song book page
Altered Can by KellyJean
Papers: K&Company, Bazzill
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms Spring Tree, Stampabilities verse
Tools: Stampin' Up! punches
Embellishments: K&Company paper ribbon, SEI buttons, ribbon from local craft store
Card by Tanis
Papers: Heidi Grace Designs Valentines Day, Sassafras Lass Intertwined, Bazzill
Stamps: Maya Road Forever Postage Singleton Stamp set
Stamp ink: Memento tuxedo black
Embellishments: misc. felt hearts, Heidi Swapp circle clips, misc. buttons, Bic MarkIt! permanent markers
I hope these creations give you ideas for your own cards and altered items. Enjoy, and see you next Friday!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sketch 58: Layouts!

Welcome to another Friday filled with inspiration! Our sketch this week can easily be flipped and changed as you want. Here is your next sketch--Sketch 58:The designers really went above-and-beyond this week. Each layout has been made completely their own, and each one is STUNNING!!! I always appreciate the amazing work they do for TTS! Thanks girls! Let's look at their layouts:

Digi Layout by Alisa
PSE 6.0
Papers: Bluestone distressed, Milma ACS
Fonts: Tingle Institute, Calibri
Embellishments: A. Heimann truly yours buttons, C Games birthday buttons, Claudia Cambell birthday buttons, brown craft paper edge freebie, MCO topper, stick pin bb element
12x12 Layout by Chelsea
Papers: Basic Grey Sugared, Bazzill White
Alphas: American Crafts Thickers
Tools: Sewing Machine, Making Memories Edger
Stamp ink: Colorbox Chesnut Roan Chalk Ink
Embellishments: Basic Grey Sugared chip stickers, White thread, Tulle, Making Memories Gold paint, cardboard
Notes: The title comes from Toy Story's Sound Track -the song "You've Got a Friend In Me". I wanted to make sure to have the lyrics written down, but didn't want to clutter the page itself. So, I simply printed out the lyrics and attached it to the back of the layout. My daughter and I love this song and sing it together all the time.
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Pink Paislee
Embellishments: Zig black writer, Ruler, Pop dots
12x12 Layout by Marcee
Papers: Kraft cardstock, Three Bugs Happy Bird-Day
Embellishments: My Little Shoebox mini alphas, Signo white pen
12x12 Layout by Susan
Papers: Fancy Pants Kraft Kutz paper
Embellishments: American Craft Thickers and chipboard hearts, misc. ribbon
Stop back tomorrow when we will share cards, a tag, and an altered can! Enjoy your Friday everyone!


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sketch 57: Canvas & Cards!

We have some fun for you today! For Sketch 57, both Alisa and Tanis worked with canvas, and then look how Danielle H. flipped the sketch for her card. Cute! The other cards created by the team and just awesome. Let's look at today's inspiration:

12 x 3 3/4 Altered Canvas by Alisa
Papers: Creative Imaginations, vellum ink jet paper
Fonts: Amerika and CBX-chocolate box
Embellishments: Making Memories pink paint, Heidi Swapp photo corners, Colorbok chipboard heart, lace flowers are cut from antique piece of lace, misc. buttons
4x6 Card by Danielle H.
Papers: Making Memories (white), Scenic Route (red)
Embellishments: K & Company die cuts, misc. ric rac, American Crafts rub-ons, Making Memories tag, We R Memory Keepers brad
4 1/2 x 5 1/2 Card by Danielle W.
Papers: KI Memories, Websters Page's, American Crafts
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.
Embellishments: EAD Designs bird, Making Memories brad, Stampin' Up! pearls, misc. ribbon, Shimmerz
Card by Susan
Papers: Basic Grey Porcelain
Other: Basic Grey stamps and brads
8x10 Altered Canvas by Tanis
Dollar store 8x10 canvas
Papers: Basic Grey Bittersweet
Stamps: Stampin' Up! canvas background stamp
Stamp ink: Stampin' Up! white craft ink
Tools: sewing machine
Alphas: Basic Grey Milk Chocolate Piper Microchip, Heidi Swapp brown "She" alpha
Embellishments: Tim Holtz grungeboard key, misc. buttons
I hope you have a great and crafty weekend! Stop by next Friday for a new sketch and more fun! Blessings,

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sketch 57: Layouts & Our RAK Winner!

What a fun week we have had with our contest for the prize pack from Elle's Studio! We had a lot of great entries, and thank you all so much for joining in!!!! This post is a little late this morning because I wanted to make sure I went through and commented on everyone's entries. :) If you didn't receive a comment from me, it means I was unable to access your creation. So sorry if I couldn't see your creation and comment! Now on to our winner. picked our winning number, and that number is:

Here are your random numbers:14
Timestamp: 2009-05-15 13:44:34 UTC

Number 14 (after leaving out posts that didn't have an entry or had a double entry) belongs to Joann! Joann amazingly incorporated four challenges into her creation! Be sure to check out her entry here.

Congrats Joann! And please be sure to e-mail me your address so I can get it to Elle's. She will be mailing you your prize directly!

Now, our sketch this week has lot of potential, and it is really easy to flip too! Let's look at Sketch 57: I hope you have some fun ideas in mind! If not, let's look at the awesome layouts the design team created! And please take special note of Elizabeth's layout. Her amazing husband went off to serve our country, and he just got back home in April. Elizabeth's layout shows that very special day when he came home a few short weeks ago! A huge thanks to him for serving our country! Our prayers and thanks go out to all military families! Being an Air Force brat and an Air Force wife early in my marriage, I love our military families!!!!! Now onto the amazing team inspiration! :)

12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Jenni Bowlin
Alphas: American Crafts Thickers and Felt Thickers, Making Memories letters
Tools: Creative Memories corner maker
Embellishments: Zig black writer, Making Memories chipboard, Stickles, Black Sharpie
12x12 Layout by Gloria
Papers: Bazzill, Daisy D's
Stamps: Creating Keepsakes, Stampin' Up, Close to My Heart, Melissa Francis
Stamp ink: Staz-On, Tim Holtz, Colorbox Chalk
Embellishments: We R Memory Keepers metal embellishments, twine, Daisy D's die cut, Dymo labeler
12x12 Layout by KellyJean
Papers: Pixie Pink CS
Stamps: Stampin' Up! alpha
Stamp ink: Stampin' Up!
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Oriential Trading Co. buttons, sticker elements from "Family Tree" collection by Bella Blvd., Bravo Burgundy grosgrain ribbon
12x12 Layout by Marcee
Papers: Reminisce Girly Girl
Alphas: My Little Shoebox mini alphas, Thickers
Please be sure to stop back by tomorrow. We have some altered canvas' for you and several cards! You don't want to miss them! Enjoy your Friday!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sketch 56: Cards & a Notebook!

I was so excited to see some of you already working with Sketch 56 and getting entered for the wonderful prize pack from Elle's Studio! Yeah! Now, I hope we have many more enter! Remember, you have until Thursday, May14th, to enter! And now for more inspiration using Sketch 56! We have some gorgeous cards and an altered notebook from the design team today.

Card by Danielle W.
Papers: Bazzill, Sassafras Lass
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Stampin' Up stick pin with beads, Stampabilities lace, Sassafras Lass cut outs
Altered Notebook by Gloria
Paper: Close To My Heart
Tools: Bind-it-All
Stamps: Stampin' Up, Hero Arts, JudiKins
Stamp ink: Tim Holtz, Stampin' Up, StazOn
Embellishments: Michael's fibers, Basic Grey fibers, Staples manila tag, Tattered Angels chipboard, homemade glimmer mist using Close to My Heart re-inker and Pearl Ex powders, misc. mini domino, misc. charms
3 1/2 x 4 1/4 Card by Marcee
Papers: Fancy Pants Splendid, Doodlebug
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.
Embellishments: Doodlebug trim, Making Memories tiny alphas, misc. flowers
Card by Tanis
Papers: Bazzill, Love Elsie Noel Quilted, We R Memory Keepers Frenzy/Euphoria, Scenie Route (white lined paper)
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. Sweet Zzzz's, Princess Flowerette and Simply Said
Stamp ink: Memento tuxedo black
Embellishments: Bic Mark It! permanent markers, misc. button, misc. light teal fiber
I hope you have fun creating this next week. Be sure and post a link to your Sketch 56 creations in yesterday's comment section so that you are entered for this week's prize give-away! See you next Friday with our winning entry and Sketch 57!